US Pat. No. 10,190,769

PROCESS FOR THE CONVERSION OF BIOMASS OF PLANT ORIGIN, AND A COMBUSTION PROCESS

NEWFOSS HOLDING B.V., Ba...

1. A process for the conversion of biomass into a biomass product which is suitable for use as a fuel, wherein the biomass is of plant origin and comprises microorganisms naturally occurring in the biomass, which process comprisespreparing a slurry by dispersing the biomass comprising the naturally occurring microorganisms in an aqueous liquid,
maintaining the slurry at conditions suitable for aerobic digestion by the microorganisms to obtain a slurry comprising the biomass product as a dispersed solid phase, and
recovering the biomass product, which recovering comprises washing using water as a washing liquid and drying the biomass product.
US Pat. No. 10,190,011

INK JET RECORDING METHOD, INK JET INK COMPOSITION, AND INK SET

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. An ink jet recording method comprising:forming a first image layer by ejecting a first ink composition that contains resin particles, an organic solvent, and water on a recording medium by an ink jet method;
first drying in which 80% by mass or more of water contained in the first ink composition of the first image layer is evaporated; and
forming a second image layer by ejecting a second ink composition that contains water, and an organic solvent by which the resin particles contained in the first ink composition dissolve or swell on the first image layer subjected to the first drying by the ink jet method,
wherein the content of an organic solvent having a normal boiling point of higher than 250° C. in the first ink composition and the second ink composition is 2% by mass or less, respectively.
US Pat. No. 10,188,736

SURFACTANT COMPOSITION

Enza Biotech AB, Lund (S...

1. A surfactant composition comprising a binary mixture of two different alkylglycosides having the formulaeCnGm1 and CnGm2
wherein
C is an alkyl group;
n is the number of carbon atoms in the alkyl group and is 14 to 24;
said alkyl group being unbranched or branched, saturated or unsaturated, derivatised or non-derivatised;
G is a saccharide residue containing 5 to 6 carbon atoms;
m1 is a number from 4 to 20; and
m2 is a number from 4 to 20, wherein m1 and m2 are different;
wherein the composition contains only two alkyl glycosides.
US Pat. No. 10,189,012

PREPARATION OF CATALYST

SHELL OIL COMPANY, Houst...

1. A process for hydrocracking a hydrocarbonaceous feedstock, which process comprises: contacting a gaseous feedstock at a reaction temperature in the range of 250 to 500° C. and a total pressure at the reactor inlet in the range of from 3×106 to 3×107 Pa in the presence of hydrogen with a hydroconversion catalyst in which the gaseous feedstock contains less than 150 parts per million by weight of ammonia;wherein said hydroconversion catalyst is made by the method comprising;
(a) preparing an aqueous mixture containing aluminum sulfate and having a pH in the range of from 1.0 to 6.5;
(b) adding alkali metal aluminate to the mixture obtained in step (a) to increase the pH of the mixture to within the range of from 7.1 to 12;
(c) adding aluminum sulfate to the mixture obtained in step (b) to lower the pH of the mixture to within the range of from 1.5 to 6.5;
(d) adding alkali metal silicate to the mixture obtained in step (c) to increase the pH of the mixture to within the range of from 6.5 to 11;
(e) adding aluminium sulfate to the mixture obtained in step (d) to lower the pH of the mixture to within the range of from 1.5 to 7.0; and
(f) adding alkali metal aluminate to the mixture obtained in step (e) to increase the pH of the mixture to within the range of from 7.5 to 12,
wherein the final steps of the preparation process are;
(v) adding aluminum sulfate to the mixture obtained in a process comprising steps (a)-(d) to lower the pH of the mixture to within the range of from 2 to 8;
(w) adding alkali metal silicate to the mixture obtained in step (v) to increase the pH of the mixture,
(x) adding to the mixture obtained in step (w) (i) alkali metal aluminate to change the pH of the mixture to of from 7.8 to 12 and (ii) aluminum sulfate to change the pH of the mixture to within the range of from 1.5 to 7.7, wherein step (i) can precede or succeed step (ii),
(y) treating the mixture obtained in step (x) with an alkali metal hydroxide solution having a pH of from 7.5 to 12,
(z) recovering a precipitate solid from the mixture obtained in step (y) to provide a recovered precipitate;
(zz) washing with water the recovered precipitate and drying the recovered and washed precipitate by flash drying, belt drying or spray drying to obtain a dried silica-alumina composition containing of from 30 to 70% wt silica and of from 70 to 30% wt of alumina, and having a surface area of from 320 m2/g to 450 m2/g, and
subsequently shaping the dried silica-alumina composition to provide a shaped silica-alumina composition and compositing the shaped silica-alumina composition with one or more metals or metal compounds which metals have been selected from the group consisting of Group VIB and Group VIII metals to obtain a hydrocarbon conversion catalyst.
US Pat. No. 10,189,016

NANO-TO-NANO FE/PPM PD CATALYSIS OF CROSS-COUPLING REACTIONS IN WATER

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. An aqueous micellar composition in a reaction solvent for enabling cross-coupling reactions containing organometallic nanoparticles (NPs) as catalyst, comprising:a) an element selected from the group consisting of Fe, C, H, O, Mg, and a halide, or the entire combination thereof; and
b) palladium (Pd), or at least one other metal selected from the group consisting of Pt, Au, Ni, Co, Cu and Mn, or a mixture thereof; wherein the catalyst (NPs) is prepared from a reduction of an iron salt or an iron complex in a solvent and in the presence of a ligand using a reducing agent.
US Pat. No. 10,188,065

PLANTS AND SEEDS OF HYBRID CORN VARIETY CH316064

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A seed of hybrid corn variety CH316064, produced by crossing a first plant of variety CV833038 with a second plant of variety CV950930, wherein representative seeds of said varieties CV833038 and CV950930 are deposited under ATCC Accession Nos. PTA-124484 and PTA-121094, respectively.
US Pat. No. 10,188,071

SOYBEAN CULTIVAR CL1460258

Syngenta Participations A...

1. A plant, a plant part, or a seed of soybean variety CL1460258, wherein a representative sample of seed of said soybean variety CL1460258 has been deposited under ATCC Accession Number PTA-123842.
US Pat. No. 10,188,073

SOYBEAN VARIETY 5PEGE77

PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATI...

1. A plant or a seed of soybean variety 5PEGE77, representative seed of the variety having been deposited under ATCC Accession Number PTA-125526.
US Pat. No. 10,188,598

STERILIZED CHLORHEXIDINE ARTICLE AND METHOD OF STERILIZING A CHLORHEXIDINE ARTICLE

Sage Products, LLC, Cary...

1. A sterilized chlorhexidine product for topical disinfection, said sterilized chlorhexidine product comprising:a package defining an interior volume;
a sterilized chlorhexidine article comprising,
a sterilized applicator for facilitating application; and
a sterilized antiseptic composition impregnated in said sterilized applicator, said sterilized antiseptic composition comprising,
sterilized water in an amount of at least 50 wt. % based on a total weight of said sterilized antiseptic composition, and
sterilized chlorhexidine gluconate dissolved in said sterilized water in an amount of from 1.5 to 5.0 wt. % based on the total weight of said sterilized antiseptic composition;
wherein said sterilized applicator and said sterilized antiseptic composition are disposed in said interior volume of said package, and wherein said sterilized chlorhexidine article has a sterility assurance level of from 10?3 to 10?9.
US Pat. No. 10,190,138

METHODS USING SHORT CHAIN PERACIDS TO REPLACE ANTIBIOTICS FOR CONTROLLING FERMENTATION PROCESS INFECTION

ECOLAB USA INC., Saint P...

1. A method for replacing antibiotics in fermentation processes comprising:replacing an antibiotic used in a fermentation process to reduce and/or eliminate Lactobacillus and/or Acetobacter species with a peracid composition for application to a fermentation system; and
introducing the peracid composition to a mash source, wherein the peracid composition comprises from about 0.0005 wt-% to about 5 wt-% peroxyformic acid, from about 1 wt-% to about 10 wt-% formic acid, from about 5 wt-% to about 97 wt-% water, from about 0 wt-% to about 20 wt-% anionic surfactant, from about 0 wt-% to about 10 wt-% oxidizing agent; about 0 wt-% to about 35 wt-% inorganic acid, and from about 0 wt-% to about 5 wt-% sequestrant, and wherein the peracid composition does not interfere with yeast fermentation in a fermentation process.
US Pat. No. 10,190,141

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR MAKING (R)-RETICULINE AND PRECURSORS THEREOF

Epimeron Inc., Calgary, ...

1. A method of making (R)-Reticuline or a precursor of (R)-Reticuline comprising(a) contacting a benzylisoquinoline derivative with a microorganism expressing a heterologous enzyme capable of converting the benzylisoquinoline derivative to (R)-Reticuline or an (R)-Reticuline precursor, wherein said enzyme is a fusion protein of CYP450 and AKR and comprises an amino acid sequence that is at least 85% identical to SEQ.ID NO: 323; and
(b) growing said microorganism to produce (R)-Reticuline or a precursor of (R)-Reticuline.
US Pat. No. 10,189,900

METHOD FOR SCREENING FOR AUTOPHAGY ACTIVATOR OR INHIBITOR

KOREA FOOD RESEARCH INSTI...

1. An isolated antibody that specifically binds to phosphorylated Beclin 1, said antibody binds to the epitope of the amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:1, wherein the fifth amino acid residue serine is phosphorylated.
US Pat. No. 10,191,186

OPTICAL BONDING THROUGH THE USE OF LOW-SOFTENING POINT OPTICAL GLASS FOR IR OPTICAL APPLICATIONS AND PRODUCTS FORMED

SCHOTT CORPORATION, Elms...

1. An infrared optical combination of two optical elements having infrared transmission bonded together by a bonding glass that has infrared transmission, wherein the bonding glass comprises As and S, wherein S>70 mol % and 0 mol %
US Pat. No. 10,188,124

TEA DRY MATTER COMPOSITIONAL BEVERAGE

Conopco, Inc., Englewood...

1. A tea beverage composition comprising, calculated by weight of dry matter:0.3-10% of dry tea components;
30% to 65% saccharide selected from sucrose, glucose, fructose and combinations thereof
2-35% oil;
0.5-20% gelatinized starch; and
0.1-10% plant protein selected from leguminous protein, cereal protein and combinations thereof;
wherein the tea beverage composition contains less than 10% by weight of dry matter of particles of plant material comprising the plant protein wherein said particles having a diameter of more than 10 ?m and wherein the gelatinized starch and the plant protein are contained in the tea beverage composition in a weight ratio of 4:3 to 10:1;
wherein the tea beverage composition has a viscosity at 35° C. and 50 s?1 of 1-50mPa·s.

US Pat. No. 10,194,549

ACCESSORY APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR SUPPORTING HIERARCHICAL CONNECTION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a terminal connection interface connecting to a terminal;
a plurality of resistances electrically connected to an identifier switch;
an identifier switch selectively connecting one of the plurality of resistances with the terminal connection interface;
at least one connection interface connecting to the at least one external device; and
at least one processor configured to:
identify a resistance value corresponding to the at least one external device connected to the at least one connection interface,
select a resistance among the plurality of resistances, the selected resistance being matched to the identified resistance value, and
control the identifier switch to connect the selected resistance with the terminal connection interface such that the terminal determines that the at least one external device is connected to the at least one connection interface.

US Pat. No. 10,194,521

HEAT DISSIPATION APPARATUS AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A heat dissipation apparatus for an electronic device, comprising:a battery area accommodating a battery;
a heat generation body including:
heat generating components mounted on a PCB, and
a shield can, the PCB and the mounted heat generated components are embedded in the shield can;
an internal support structure disposed adjacent to the heat generation body, the internal support structure includes a cut-out that forms the battery area; and
a coil FPCB attached between the internal support structure and the shield can,
wherein the internal support structure includes an air volume space configured to block conduction of heat produced by the heat generation body that causes thermal radiation and convection.

US Pat. No. 10,194,519

CHIP MOUNTER, ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT SUBSTRATE, AND POWER MODULE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A chip mounter configured to take out a chip component accommodated in a packing tape and mount the chip component onto a substrate,the packing tape comprising
a carrier tape comprising a plurality of pockets individually accommodating a plurality of the chip components, and
a cover tape covering individual openings of the plurality of pockets,
the plurality of pockets each comprising a bottom surface comprising a through hole,
the chip mounter comprising:
a tape travelling rail on which the packing tape to be fed to a suction point travels;
a sucking-and-mounting arm configured to, at the suction point, take out the chip component from the pocket of the carrier tape with the cover tape detached therefrom by sucking the chip component; and
a cavity cleaning mechanism,
wherein the cavity cleaning mechanism comprises an intake hole disposed upstream of the suction point, in a location of the tape travelling rail, on which the carrier tape with the cover tape attached thereto travels so as to overlap the through hole, and
wherein the cavity cleaning mechanism is configured to take in an inside of the pocket through the intake hole and the through hole.

US Pat. No. 10,194,511

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FACILITATING LIGHTING DEVICE HEALTH MANAGEMENT

EchoStar Technologies L.L...

1. A system to facilitate electric lighting device management, the system comprising:a light monitor adapted to be disposed in an electric light assembly, the electric light assembly comprising an electric light source and a receptacle adapted to receive the electric light source, and the light monitor configured to:
monitor one or more conditions of at least a portion of the electric light assembly;
based at least in part on the monitoring, store a plurality of data recordings corresponding to operations of the electric light assembly over a period of time;
create reporting data based at least in part on the stored plurality of data recordings; and
wirelessly transmit a communication toward a system controller that is remote from the electric light assembly, the communication comprising the reporting data;
wherein the light monitor corresponds to the electric light source or a receptacle adapted to receive the electric light source.

US Pat. No. 10,194,510

MULTIPLE LOCATION LOAD CONTROL SYSTEM

LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO., I...

1. A load control device for use in a load control system for controlling an amount of power delivered from an AC power source to an electrical load, the load control system comprising a remote control device adapted to be coupled to the load control device via an electrical wire, the load control device comprising:a controllably conductive device adapted to be electrically coupled in series between the AC power source and the electrical load;
a control circuit configured to control the controllably conductive device to control the amount of power delivered to the electrical load using a forward phase control technique, the control circuit configured to render the controllably conductive device conductive at a transition time during a present half cycle of the AC power source and to render the controllably conductive device non-conductive at approximately the end of the present half cycle; and
a communication circuit adapted to be coupled to the electrical wire, the communication circuit configured to conduct a charging current for a power supply of the remote control device through the electrical wire, the communication circuit responsive to the control circuit to control the electrical wire between an active pull-up state and an active pull-down state to transmit a digital message to the remote control device via the electrical wire;
wherein the control circuit is configured to control the communication circuit to generate a high impedance state on the electrical wire when the communication circuit is not transmitting a digital message to the remote control device, the control circuit further configured to control the communication circuit to provide the active pull-up state on the electrical wire before or during the transition time of the controllably conductive device when the communication circuit is not transmitting a digital message to the remote control device.

US Pat. No. 10,194,489

ELECTRIC HEATER AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ELECTRIC HEATER

1. An electric heater comprising:a heat transfer tube that has a hollow space inside the heat transfer tube, having distal and proximal ends in an axial direction of the heat transfer tube, each of the ends having an opening;
a heater body that is accommodated in the heat transfer tube, being formed with three parts that are an inner conductor, an outer conductor and a bent-back part,
a sealing resin that entirely fills a remaining of the hollow space, the remaining being defined as a space that is inside the heat transfer tube and not occupied with the heater body, wherein
these three parts are made of a main metal having a predetermined electrical resistivity,
the inner and outer conductors are coaxially disposed such that the inner conductor is inside the outer conductor, extending along to the axial direction of the heat transfer tube such that each of the conductors has distal and proximal ends in the axial direction, and an insulator intervening between the inner and outer conductors,
the distal ends of the conductors are connected with the bent-back part, and the bent-back part is positioned at a side of the distal end of the heat transfer tube, and the proximal ends of the conductors are positioned at the proximal end of the heat transfer tube such that these proximal ends of the conductors are exposed outside the heat transfer tube,
the outer conductor is further segmented into a heating part and a leading part,
the leading part extending from the proximal end toward the distal end of the heat transfer tube, and an outer surface of the leading part being covered by a cover metal that has an electrical resistivity lower than the electrical resistivity of the main metal,
the heating part being positioned closer to the distal end of the heat transfer tube than the leading part, and an outer surface of the heating part being not covered with the cover metal such that a resistance of the leading part per unit length is lower than that of the heating part, and that the heating part generates heat and conveys the heat toward the heat transfer tube when the heater body is electrified.

US Pat. No. 10,194,483

METHOD FOR RELEASING A SIDELINK RADIO BEARER FOR D2D COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND DEVICE THEREFOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for a User Equipment (UE) operating in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:determining, by the UE, whether to release a sidelink radio bearer for a Radio Link Control (RLC) entity and a Packet Data Convergence Protocol (PDCP) entity of a peer UE, after the UE transmits data to the peer UE over the sidelink radio bearer;
generating, by the UE, a release request for the sidelink radio bearer identified by a target identifier (ID), a source ID, and a logical channel ID (LCID); and
transmitting, to the peer UE, the release request for the sidelink radio bearer with the target ID, the source ID, and the LCID associated with the sidelink radio bearer to be released.

US Pat. No. 10,194,478

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING WIRELESS DOCKING SERVICE

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for performing a docking service using Wi-Fi, the method performed by a wireless dockee (WD) comprising:transmitting a probe request frame for discovering the docking service to a wireless docking center (WDC), the probe request including a docking information element (IE) 1, the docking IE 1 including at least one of:
a device Identifier parameter for identifying a device; and
a docking information request parameter indicating related to a docking service discovery;
receiving a probe response frame including a docking IE 2 from the WDC, the docking IE 2 including at least one of:
a device name parameter indicating a name of a device;
a wireless docking environment (WDN) parameter indicating information related to WDN that can be provided by the WDC; and
a WDN default parameter indicating information related to one or more peripherals within each WDN; and
determining a WDC for performing a docking connection based on the received docking IE 2; and
performing an Internet protocol (IP)-based docking connection with the determined WDC.

US Pat. No. 10,194,477

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING A DEVICE USING BLUETOOTH TECHNOLOGY

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a control device to control at least one of a connection or a pairing between a first device and a second device using a short-range wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting by the control device to the first device, a first read request message requesting an attribute value of a characteristic including a first list information indicating services in which the first device operates as a client role;
receiving, by the control device, a first read response message including the first list information;
transmitting, by the control device to the second device, a second read request message requesting an attribute value of a characteristic including a second list information indicating services in which the second device operates as a server role;
receiving, by the control device, a second read response message including the second list information; and
controlling, by the control device the at least one of the connection or the pairing between the first device and the second device based on the first list information and the second list information,
wherein the first list information includes primary service information and secondary service information in which the first device operates as the client role,
wherein the second list information includes primary service information and secondary service information in which the second device operates as the server role, and
wherein the secondary service information represents a service included in the primary service information to provide a primary service.

US Pat. No. 10,194,470

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ESTABLISHING VIRTUAL BEARER FOR PDN CONNECTION ESTABLISHED THROUGH WI-FI LINK IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for generating a virtual bearer by a mobility management entity (MME) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:obtaining context information from any one of a home subscriber server (HSS), an evolved packet data gateway (ePDG), or a trusted wireless local area network (WLAN) access network (TWAN), wherein the context information, which includes at least one of an access point name (APN), a PDN gateway (PDN GW) identity (ID), and a quality of service (QoS) parameter, is used for a packet data network (PDN) connection generated through a Wi-Fi network;
transmitting a create session request to a serving gateway (S-GW) or a PDN gateway (P-GW) when there is no PDN connection in a cellular network mapped to the PDN connection, and there is no default bearer in the cellular network, wherein the create session request includes the context information;
generating a virtual bearer in the cellular network based on the create session request; and
transmitting establishment information for the virtual bearer to a user equipment (UE), wherein an uplink/downlink (UL/DL) bearer between the UE and the P-GW, for data to be transmitted, is generated based on the establishment information.

US Pat. No. 10,194,451

CHANNEL DETECTION NOTIFICATION METHOD, APPARATUS AND BASE STATION

Nanchang Coolpad Intellig...

1. A method for channel detection notification for a base station, comprising:when a LTE system works at an unauthorized frequency band, receiving, by a primary cell base station, Radio Resource Management (RRM) measuring results of multiple base stations at the unauthorized frequency band reported by a terminal;
selecting a secondary cell base station for the terminal according to the RRM measuring results of the multiple base stations;
informing the secondary cell base station to conduct downlink channel detection at the unauthorized frequency band, when it is determined that downlink traffic reaches a set first traffic threshold value; and
informing at least one of the secondary cell base station and the terminal to conduct uplink channel detection at the unauthorized frequency band, when it is determined that uplink traffic reaches a set second traffic threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,194,446

TECHNIQUES AND APPARATUSES FOR CONCURRENT RESOURCE USAGE FOR WWAN AND WLAN

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:determining, by a user equipment (UE), whether to configure the UE for a first type of resource sharing or a second type of resource sharing between a first radio access technology (RAT) and a second RAT, wherein one or more UE resources are configured for use with the first RAT; and
reconfiguring, by the UE, the one or more UE resources for use with the second RAT based at least in part on determining whether to configure the UE for the first type of resource sharing or the second type of resource sharing,
wherein reconfiguring the one or more UE resources comprises reconfiguring the one or more UE resources based at least in part on a plurality of performance parameters that correspond to a plurality of combinations of carriers and multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) layers of the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,194,437

BACKHAUL LINK FOR DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEM

1. A device, comprising:a first antenna;
an inductive power supply;
a memory to store instructions; and
a processor, communicatively coupled to the memory, to facilitate execution of the instructions to perform operations, the operations comprising:
receiving a plurality of modulated signals each operating in a respective one of a plurality of cellular bands, and each conforming to one of a plurality of signaling protocols, wherein the plurality of modulated signals is received via a first guided electromagnetic wave that conveys the modulated signals and that propagates along a transmission medium, wherein the transmission medium has an outer surface, wherein the inductive power supply is configured to receive power inductively from the transmission medium along which the first guided electromagnetic wave propagates, and wherein the inductive power supply is configured to power at least a portion of the device;
converting the plurality of modulated signals each operating in the respective one of the plurality of cellular bands to a plurality of frequency converted signals each operating in a respective one of a plurality of frequency bands, each frequency converted signal of the plurality of frequency converted signals comprising a corresponding modulated signal of the plurality of modulated signals frequency-shifted from a corresponding cellular band of the plurality of cellular bands to a corresponding frequency band of the plurality of frequency bands, the plurality of frequency bands differing from the plurality of cellular bands, and the converting being performed without modifying the plurality of signaling protocols; and
transmitting, by the first antenna, the plurality of frequency converted signals each operating in the respective one of the plurality of frequency bands for receipt by a recipient antenna of a recipient system of a plurality of systems, each of the plurality of systems including an antenna to form a distributed antenna system, the recipient antenna providing the plurality of frequency converted signals to the recipient system to facilitate conversion of at least one of the plurality of frequency converted signals to at least one modulated signal of the plurality of modulated signals operating in at least one cellular band of the plurality of cellular bands for wireless delivery to a wireless communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,194,422

SIGNAL TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION METHOD IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM SUPPORTING CARRIER AGGREGATION, AND DEVICE FOR SAME

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A signal transmission and reception method for a user equipment (UE) using multiple cells in a wireless communication system supporting carrier aggregation, the method comprising:receiving first information indicating a probability of whether an uplink is scheduled in first uplink subframes from a primary cell (PCell) and second information indicating a probability of whether an uplink is scheduled in second uplink subframes from a secondary cell (SCell);
receiving uplink control information for the PCell and the SCell conforming to different uplink-downlink configurations;
determining whether an uplink signal is transmitted in a third uplink subframe, scheduled to transmit the uplink signal by the uplink control information based on at least one of the first information and the second information; and
transmitting the uplink signal when the UE determines to transmit the uplink signal in the third uplink subframe,
wherein the third uplink subframe is one of the first and the second uplink subframes.

US Pat. No. 10,194,419

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING ADAPTIVE REPORTING IN TDD ENVIRONMENT

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method for controlling adaptive reporting by a base station in a Time Division Duplexing (TDD) environment, the method comprising:transmitting, from the base station to a user equipment a specific selection of a downlink (DL)-reference uplink (UL)-DL configuration for the user equipment via higher layer signaling;
transmitting an information element including reporting configuration information including a reporting periodicity and a reporting offset of channel status information, from the base station to the user equipment;
transmitting information on an UL-DL configuration change on a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH), from the base station to the user equipment, wherein the UL-DL configuration change results in a corresponding UL-DL configuration that is different from the DL-reference UL-DL configuration;
performing UL reception and DL transmission according to the corresponding UL-DL configuration; and
receiving the channel status information from the user equipment according to the DL-reference UL-DL configuration to which the reporting configuration information is applied.

US Pat. No. 10,194,408

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING VIRTUAL BEAMS FOR INITIAL TIMING SYNCHRONIZATION IN A SATELLITE COMMUNICATION NETWORK

HUGHES NETWORK SYSTEMS LL...

1. A method for establishing a virtual beam for timing synchronization in a satellite communication network, the method comprising:estimating, by an electronic controller, a maximum satellite position error associated with an estimated position of a satellite of the satellite communication network within a satellite location space;
estimating, by the controller, a maximum remote unit position error associated with estimated position of a remote unit that is configured to communicate with the satellite of the satellite communication network, including estimating a gateway travel time error pertaining to an estimated travel time of a signal between the satellite and a gateway of the satellite communication network;
establishing, by the controller, a size of the virtual beam based on the maximum satellite position error, the maximum remote unit position error, and the gateway travel time error; and
creating, with the electronic controller, a virtual map for the virtual beam.

US Pat. No. 10,194,407

TERMINAL DEVICE AND METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A terminal device comprising:circuitry configured to:
perform synchronization processing with another terminal device via wireless communication, based on one of a plurality of synchronization signals, each of the plurality of synchronization signals having a different transmission path attribute and priority;
manage a monitoring period for each of the plurality of synchronization signals in accordance with the priority corresponding to the respective synchronization signal; and
monitor a synchronization state of the one of the plurality of synchronization signals within the monitoring period corresponding to the respective synchronization signal, in order to conduct at least one of searching the one of the plurality of synchronization signals, determining establishment of the synchronization by the one of the plurality of synchronization signals, maintaining the synchronization by the one of the plurality of synchronization signals, and re-searching another synchronization signal among the plurality of synchronization signals in case of occurrence of an out-of-sync condition after establishment of the synchronization.

US Pat. No. 10,194,402

METHOD FOR MODIFYING PARAMETER VALUES FOR LONG RANGE EXTENSION AND CORRESPONDING NODE

Telefonaktiebolaget L M E...

1. A method of operation of a base station in a cellular communications network, comprising:determining whether a wireless device is to operate in a long range extension mode or a normal mode where the long range extension mode is a mode of operation in which the wireless device is configured to maintain communication with the base station of the cellular communications network over an extended coverage range as compared to a coverage range over which the wireless device is configured to maintain communication with the base station of the cellular communications network in the normal mode of operation; and
applying different values for at least one parameter selected from a group consisting of: one or more radio link monitoring parameters, one or more radio link failure detection parameters, and one or more radio link failure recovery parameters depending on whether the wireless device is to operate in the long range extension mode or the normal mode,
wherein the base station determines that the wireless device is to operate in the long range extension mode in response to a request from the cellular communications network and sends a request causing the wireless device to apply, for each parameter of the at least one parameter, a modified value for the long range extension mode that is different than that which would be applied for the normal mode of operation.

US Pat. No. 10,194,400

POWER CONTROL METHOD, COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM, AND RELATED DEVICE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A power control apparatus, comprising:a processor; and
a non-transitory computer readable storage medium storing a program for execution by the processor, the program including instructions to:
generate a correspondence between a power control command and a serving cell of a terminal device or a serving cell group of the terminal device
send the generated correspondence, and send multiple power control commands in one serving cell of the terminal device according to the correspondence generated by the power control apparatus, after generating the correspondence, wherein a power control command in the multiple power control commands instructs the terminal device to adjust transmit power of the terminal device in the serving cell or the serving cell group;
generate downlink control information, wherein the downlink control information comprises:
the multiple power control commands and one of identifier information of serving cells corresponding to the multiple power control commands or identifier information of serving cell groups corresponding to the multiple power control commands; or
the multiple power control commands and identifier information of one serving cell or of one serving cell group; and
send, in one serving cell of the terminal device, the downlink control information generated by the processor, after generating the downlink control information.

US Pat. No. 10,194,345

SELF-PROVISIONING OF A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK USING COORDINATION OF DATA PLANE BEHAVIOR TO STEER STATIONS TO PREFERRED ACCESS POINTS

Fortinet, Inc., Sunnyval...

1. A computer-implemented method in a SDN (Software-Defined Networking) controller that automatically provisions a plurality of access points in a wireless communication network by coordinating data plane behavior of the plurality of access points to steer clients to preferred access points, the method comprising the steps of:receiving a policy concerning traffic flow for the wireless communication network;
gathering network-wide information about traffic flows in the data plane for a plurality of access points distributed around the wireless communication network, the data plane referring to layer-2 communications;
predicting a data plane traffic flow at each of the plurality of access points based on the gathered information;
centrally monitoring data plane traffic flow at each of the plurality of access points distributed around the wireless communication network, the central data plane monitoring comprising:
prior to receiving a partial packet stream from the first access point, sending one or more OpenFlow rules to the first access point that defines traffic flows that should be forwarded to the SDN controller,
receiving at least a partial stream of packets of the at least one station, the packets forwarded by the first access point to the SDN controller,
performing deep packet inspection of the partial packet stream of the at least one station, and
selecting one or more stations for steering based on the policy with respect to characteristics of the partial packet stream revealed by the deep packet inspection;
determining that the data plane traffic flow at a first access point from the plurality of access point needs to be reduced based on the actual data plane traffic flow relative to the predicted data plane traffic flow;
responsive to the determination about remote data plane traffic flow needs to be reduced, steering at least one station to a second access point of the plurality of access point in order to adjust the data plane traffic flow by generating one more OpenFlow rules directed at how packets concerning the at least one station are handled by the first access point in the data planes in order to compel the at least one station to disconnect from the first access point; and
transmitting the one or more OpenFlow rules for implementation at a data pane of the first access point.

US Pat. No. 10,194,143

AUTOSTEREOSCOPIC 3D IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS HAVING MODIFIED SUB-PIXEL STRUCTURE

Korea Institute of Scienc...

1. Autostereoscopic three-dimensional (3D) image display apparatus having a modified sub-pixel structure, the autostereoscopic 3D image display apparatus comprising:a display panel on which pixels are arranged;
a parallax barrier, a lenticular lens or a linear light source disposed to be spaced apart from the display panel; and
a controller generating a 3D image by arranging viewpoint images on the display panel,
wherein sub-pixels having the same color are consecutively arranged on the display panel in a horizontal direction, and sub-pixels having red, green, and blue (RGB) colors form one unit pixel in a vertical direction,
wherein the parallax barrier, the lenticular lens or the linear light source has an angle of inclination inclined from the vertical direction of the display panel,
wherein the angle of inclination is arcTan(1/n), and n is a multiple of 3(n=3m),
wherein, when m is 2, the controller distributes viewpoint data on a cycle of two data rows, forms a reference viewpoint based on a data row close to the aperture of the parallax barrier among two data rows, forms an intermediate viewpoint of the reference viewpoint in the remaining, one data row, and forms viewpoints in data rows by moving viewpoints by one sub-pixel in a direction of inclination for one period, and
wherein, when m is 3, the controller distributes viewpoint data on a cycle of three data rows, forms a reference viewpoint based on a data row close to the aperture of the parallax barrier among three data rows, forms an intermediate viewpoint of the reference viewpoint in the remaining, two data rows, and forms viewpoints in data rows by moving viewpoints by one sub-pixel in a direction of inclination for one period.

US Pat. No. 10,194,101

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ROLLING SHUTTER COMPENSATION USING ITERATIVE PROCESS

GoPro, Inc., San Mateo, ...

1. A system for correcting digital image deformities, the system comprising:one or more physical processors configured by machine readable instructions to:
obtain an input image defined by an input pixel array captured by an imaging sensor, individual input pixels being characterized by individual pixel positions within the input pixel array and input pixel values;
obtain acquisition times specifying time of capture of sets of input pixels within the input pixel array;
obtain orientation information specifying imaging sensor orientations at the acquisition times of the sets of input pixels within the input pixel array;
determine an output image defined by an output pixel array determined based on the input pixel array of the input image, individual output pixels being characterized by individual output pixel positions within the output pixel array and output pixel values, such determination for a given output pixel including:
(a) determining an acquisition time and an orientation information of the given output pixel within the output pixel array;
(b) obtaining identification of an input pixel based on the acquisition time and the orientation information of the given output pixel, the input pixel having a pixel position within the input pixel array;
(c) obtaining an input acquisition time of the input pixel based on the pixel position within the input pixel array;
(d) determining input orientation information of the input pixel based on the input acquisition time;
(e) obtaining identification of a subsequent input pixel based on the input orientation information;
(f) iterating over operations (c)-(e) for remaining pixels of the input pixel array; and
(g) obtaining identification of a pixel within the input pixel array as an estimated input pixel based on differences in the input orientation information; and
determining the output pixel values for the given output pixel based on the input pixel values for the estimated input pixel obtained from the information characterizing the estimated pixel.

US Pat. No. 10,193,993

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF TOKEN PIGGYBACKING

eBay Inc., San Jose, CA ...

1. A computer system implementing a first content publisher addressable by a first domain name, the computer system comprising:at least one processor implementing a plurality of software modules embodied on one or more machine-readable media, the modules comprising:
a cookie setter configured to cause a client device communicatively coupled to the first content publisher to store a plurality of tokens under the first domain name, the plurality of tokens specifying state data during a communication session between the client device and the first content publisher, the communication session utilizing a stateless communication protocol, each of the plurality of tokens comprising a respective name-value pair;
a redirection module configured to embed, in content provided by the first content publisher, a uniform resource locator identifying a server-side script hosted by a second content publisher addressable by a second domain name, the redirection module further to embed, in association with the uniform resource locator, data representing the name-value pairs of the plurality of tokens; and
a communication module configured to communicate the content with the embedded uniform resource locator to the client device, selection of the uniform resource locator by a user causing the client device to send a web request for the server-side script to the second content publisher, the web request including the data representing the name-value pairs of the plurality of tokens, execution of the server-side script causing the second content publisher to extract the data representing the name-value pairs of the plurality of tokens and to send a directive to the client device to set, under the second domain name, a token having a name-value pair whose value encodes the name-value pairs of the plurality of tokens previously set under the first domain name.

US Pat. No. 10,193,963

CONTAINER VIRTUAL MACHINES FOR HADOOP

VMware, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A method for executing a job comprising a plurality of tasks executed in parallel on a distributed computing application, the method comprising:generating a list of available hot spare virtual machines (VMs) which are VMs in a powered on state and executing on a first host, wherein the list of available hot spare VMs which are VMs in the powered on state and executing on the first host includes a tenant-specific list of available hot spare VMs associated with a first tenant;
responsive to receiving a request to execute a first task of the plurality of tasks associated with the first tenant on the first host, (i) allocating a first VM, which is a compute VM, from the tenant-specific list of available hot spare VMs which are VMs in the powered on state, executing on the first host, and associated with the first tenant, by moving the first VM from the tenant-specific list of available hot spare VMs to an active list of VMs, and (ii) modifying the first VM to mount a network filesystem shared by VMs executing on the first host and associated with the first tenant; and
launching, in the first VM, a container process that executes the first task of the plurality of tasks associated with the first tenant.

US Pat. No. 10,193,865

CONVERTING MOBILE TRAFFIC BETWEEN IP VPN AND TRANSPORT LEVEL VPN

MOBILE IRON, INC., Mount...

1. A method of providing secure access to a server, comprising:receiving, by a security proxy, a packet associated with a first client app on a device, wherein the first client app is configured to communicate using one of an IP virtual private network (VPN) protocol and a transport layer VPN protocol and the packet includes a source identifier for a source of the packet and a destination identifier for a destination of the packet, the destination being the server;
reassigning a tunnel identifier as the source of the packet and a node identifier as the destination of the packet, the node identifier being associated with a node inside the security proxy;
storing a correlation of the tunnel identifier, the source identifier, and the destination identifier;
forwarding the packet to the node inside the security proxy;
determining, using the correlation, the destination identifier;
using the node to forward the packet to the destination in the server;
receiving a packet associated with a second client app, wherein the second client app is configured to use the other one of the IP VPN protocol and the transport layer VPN protocol;
determining whether a connection associated with the second client app has been established; and
if the connection has not been established, establishing the connection and assigning a second tunnel identifier as a source of the packet associated with the second client app, wherein the second tunnel identifier is different from the tunnel identifier assigned to the first client app.

US Pat. No. 10,193,763

REDUCING MULTICAST SERVICE TRAFFIC FOR MATCHING AND STREAMING IN SDN (SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING ENABLED NETWORKS

Fortinet, Inc., Sunnyval...

1. A computer-implemented method for efficient management of multicast services in a software-defined network (SDN) controller in a data communication network by centrally coordinating data plane behavior, the method comprising the steps of: distributing at least one OpenFlow rule from a multicast streaming policy comprising one or more OpenFlow rules to a plurality of network components involved in multicasting services, the at least one OpenFlow rule of the multicast streaming policy suppressing advertising packets that broadcast availability of a streaming service, and the at least one OpenFlow rule of the multicast streaming policy suppressing request packets for available streaming services; centrally monitoring data plane traffic flow of the data communication network, including receiving monitoring data from the plurality of network components from different locations on the data communication network; responsive to one or more advertising packets of a service provider being suppressed at a first network component of the plurality of network components, receiving notification of advertisement packets; responsive to one or more request packets of a station being suppressed at a second network component of the plurality of network components, receiving notification of a request packet; notifying the service provider and the station of a match based on matching parameters of the advertisement packets and the request packet; and distributing at least one OpenFlow rule of the multicast streaming policy to at least the network component associated with the service provider and to the network component associated with the receiving station, wherein the at least one OpenFlow rule concerns packets from a flow for streaming the multicast service are converted from multicast to unicast when sent from the network component associated with the service provider, and then are converted from unicast to multicast when received at the network component associated with the receiving station.

US Pat. No. 10,193,487

CONTROL DEVICE FOR POWER CONVERSION DEVICE, COMPRESSOR DRIVE SYSTEM, FLYWHEEL POWER GENERATING SYSTEM, AND CONTROL METHOD OF POWER CONVERSION DEVICE

Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo (JP...

1. A control device for a power conversion device, comprising:a voltage command calculator that calculates a voltage command value, the voltage command value being a command value of an AC voltage to be applied to a rotary electric machine that is driven by a power conversion device;
a carrier wave generator that generates a carrier wave;
a comparator that generates a pulse signal to be supplied to the power conversion device on the basis of a comparison result between the voltage command value and the carrier wave; and
a reset signal receiving unit that changes a value of the carrier wave into a predetermined value when a predetermined reset signal is input;
wherein the AC voltage is a three-phase AC voltage, and
wherein the carrier wave generator changes each of the carrier waves of three phases into the predetermined value at different timing on the basis of the reset signals of three phases, each of which is different in phase by ? cycle of the voltage command value.

US Pat. No. 10,193,456

PULSE WIDTH MODULATION CONTROLLER AND RELEVANT CONTROL METHOD HAVING MINIMUM ON TIME IN RESPONSE TO VOLTAGE PEAK OF LINE VOLTAGE

LEADTREND TECHNOLOGY CORP...

1. A PWM controller for providing to a power switch a PWM signal determining an ON time and an OFF time of the power switch, the PWM controller comprising:a peak detector for detecting a voltage peak of a line voltage generated by rectifying an alternating-current input voltage;
an OFF-time control unit for controlling the PWM signal and determining the OFF time in response to a compensation voltage, wherein the compensation voltage is in response to an output voltage of a power supply comprising the power switch and the PWM controller; and
an ON-time control unit for controlling the PWM signal and determining the ON time in response to the compensation voltage and the voltage peak, wherein the ON-time control unit is configured to make the ON time not less than a minimum ON time, and the minimum ON time is determined in response to the voltage peak;
wherein the ON-time control unit comprises a ramp signal generator for providing a ramp signal compared with the compensation voltage to determine the ON time; and
the ramp signal generator provides a charging current in response to the voltage peak to charge a capacitor and generate the ramp signal.

US Pat. No. 10,193,432

METHOD FOR DATA TRANSFER OF ELECTRIC DEVICE CONFIGURATION, AND ELECTRIC DEVICE CONFIGURATION

ABB Technology Oy, Helsi...

1. A method for data transfer of an electric device configuration, the electric device configuration comprising a plurality of converter devices including a first converter device and a second converter device, each of the plurality of converter devices comprising a first converter unit having a first power connection and a second power connection, the first power connection being arranged to supply direct current power to the first converter unit and the second power connection being arranged to supply electric power from the first converter unit, and the first power connections of the first converter units being electrically connected to one another, wherein each of the plurality of converter devices comprises control means arranged to control the converter device in question,the method comprising the steps of:
transmitting information by the first converter device by causing changes in the voltage of the first power connection of the first converter unit of the first converter device, wherein the transmission of information is controlled by the control means of the first converter device,
receiving information by the second converter device based on identifying the changes in the voltage of the first power connection of the first converter unit of the second converter device, wherein processing of the received information is controlled by the control means of the second converter device, and
controlling the second converter device with control means thereof by information received via the first power connection of its first converter unit in order to control the power, voltage and/or output frequency of the second converter device by the information received via the first power connection.

US Pat. No. 10,193,409

STATOR FOR ROTATING ELECTRIC MACHINE, ROTATING ELECTRIC MACHINE EQUIPPED WITH SAME, AND MANUFACTURING METHODS THEREFOR

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. A stator of a rotating electric machine with a stator coil, comprising:a connection terminal including a pressure connection portion and a fastening portion, the pressure connection portion being connected to an input/output coil conductor of the stator coil, the fastening portion being mechanically connected to an external system, wherein a melting material is disposed in the fastening portion.

US Pat. No. 10,193,406

ROTATING MACHINERY

MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER ...

1. Rotating machinery comprising:a rotor of 2n poles, n being an integer equal to or greater than 1;
84n slots; and
three-phase stator windings;
a top coil being accommodated at the diametrically inner side of each of the slots;
a bottom coil being accommodated at the diametrically outer side of each of the slots;
the top coil and the bottom coil being connected to each other to form each of the stator windings;
the stator windings having 2n phase belts per one phase;
each of the phase belts being configured from a first parallel winding and a second parallel winding;
where an average position in the circumferential direction of all of the top coils and the bottom coils that configure each of the phase belts is the center of the phase belt and the arrangement of the first and second parallel windings on at least one of the phase belts is viewed in order from the side near to the center of the phase belt, the top or bottom coils being disposed in the order of the second, first, first, second, first, second, first, second, second, first, second, first, second, and first parallel windings while the bottom or top coils connected to the top or bottom coils are disposed in the order of the first, second, second, first, second, first, second, first, second, first, first, second, first, and second parallel windings.

US Pat. No. 10,193,385

POWER SYSTEM MONITORING APPARATUS, POWER SYSTEM CONTROL APPARATUS, AND POWER SYSTEM MONITORING METHOD EMPLOYING EVENTS OF ASSUMABLE BREAKDOWNS AND ASSUMABLE OUTPUT CHANGES

Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo (JP...

1. A power system monitoring apparatus that monitors a power system, the apparatus comprising a processor coupled to the power system and programmed to:input assumable system breakdown data, which is data of assumable breakdown of the power system, including an occurrence frequency of each assumable breakdown of the power system and assumable output change data including an occurrence frequency of each assumable output change of each generator connected to the power system; and
generate conditions by which events of the assumable breakdowns and the assumable output changes are combined based on the occurrence frequencies of the assumable breakdown and the assumable output change and outputs a control plan to control said each generator for each of the conditions;
wherein an event of an assumable breakdown is an event of breakdown that is assumed to cause supply troubles in a main segment of the power system; and
wherein an event of an assumable output change is an event of output change of a power generation facility group which can affect a main current of the power system.

US Pat. No. 10,193,383

DUAL-SHAFT GAS TURBINE POWER GENERATION SYSTEM, AND CONTROL DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD FOR GAS TURBINE SYSTEM

Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo (JP...

1. A dual-shaft gas turbine power generation system comprising:a compressor which pressurizes air and generates compressed air;
a combustor which mixes and combusts the compressed air and a fuel;
a high-pressure gas turbine which is driven by a combustion gas obtained in the combustor;
a first rotating shaft which connects the compressor and the high-pressure gas turbine;
an electric motor connected to the first rotating shaft;
a governor which adjusts an amount of air taken into the compressor and thus controls an output of the high-pressure gas turbine;
a low-pressure gas turbine driven by the combustion gas after driving the high-pressure gas turbine;
a second rotating shaft connected to the low-pressure gas turbine;
a synchronous power generator connected to the second rotating shaft generating power of an external grid frequency and connected to an external grid;
a frequency converter which is provided on a power transmission path to bidirectionally transmit power between the synchronous power generator and the electric motor, and which converts a frequency of power transmitted between the synchronous power generator and the electric motor;
a control device which controls a frequency converter control device for controlling the frequency converter and the governor on the basis of a power output command value indicating power to be outputted to the external grid, and thus controls a total output of the high-pressure gas turbine, the low-pressure gas turbine and the electric motor;
a transformer which converts a voltage outputted from the synchronous power generator to the external grid;
a circuit breaker to cut off power transmitted to the external grid via the transformer;
a voltage measuring device disposed between the external grid and the circuit breaker and which measures a voltage on a side of the external grid; and
an abnormality control device which detects a voltage abnormality generated in the external grid on the basis of a result of comparison between a predetermined voltage abnormality reference value for the external grid and the measured voltage by the voltage measuring device, and, when the voltage abnormality is detected, controls the frequency converter control device in such a way that a load, by the electric motor as viewed from the high-pressure turbine via the first rotating shaft, is decreased.

US Pat. No. 10,193,347

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPROVED BURST MODE DURING POWER CONVERSION

Enphase Energy, Inc., Pe...

1. A method for converting DC input power into AC output power comprising:operating a DC-AC inverter in a continuous mode, while the DC input power is at a first level, wherein during the continuous mode the DC input power is continuously converted into AC output power and applied to an AC power grid; and
upon detecting the DC input power is at a second level, operating the DC-AC inverter in a first burst mode, wherein during the first burst mode a first period of energy storage is immediately followed by a burst of AC output current generated for half of a particular grid cycle and immediately followed by a second period of energy storage, wherein each of the first and the second periods of energy storage lasts an integer number of grid voltage periods during which the DC-AC inverter does not generate any output power.

US Pat. No. 10,193,329

WAVE-MAKING MECHANISM

Intex Marketing Ltd., To...

1. A wave-making mechanism of a pool, comprising:a housing with inlet holes distributed in a rear portion and a plurality of side walls;
a motor positioned within the housing;
an external power supply operably coupled to the motor;
a motor control box operably connected to the external power supply;
an impeller driven by the motor;
an impeller housing covering the impeller and including rectifying holes;
a guiding cap coupled to a front end of the impeller housing and having a flared configuration;
an outlet cover coupled to a front end of the guiding cap and including a screen portion; and
a shut-off switch that comprises a switch head magnetically coupled to the housing and including a handle and a cord.

US Pat. No. 10,193,303

SEMICONDUCTOR LASER DIODE, METHOD FOR PRODUCING A SEMICONDUCTOR LASER DIODE AND SEMICONDUCTOR LASER DIODE ARRANGEMENT

OSRAM OPTO SEMICONDUCTORS...

1. A method for producing a semiconductor laser diode, comprising the following steps:A) provision of a semiconductor layer sequence with semiconductor layers applied vertically over one another with an active layer, which emits laser radiation via a radiation output surface during operation, wherein the radiation output surface is formed by a side face of the semiconductor layer sequence;
B) large-area application of a thermal barrier layer on a main surface of the semiconductor layer sequence, wherein the thermal barrier layer is formed by an electrically insulating porous material;
C) exposure of a region of the main surface of the semiconductor layer sequence by removal of the thermal barrier layer in certain regions; and
D) application of a metallic contact layer on the exposed region of the main surface such that the contact layer and the thermal barrier layer are arranged laterally adjacent to one another on the main surface,
wherein prior to method step C, a capping layer made of an electrically insulating material is applied to the thermal barrier layer over a large area and the capping layer is removed together with the thermal barrier layer in certain regions in step C,
wherein a metallization layer is applied to the contact layer and the capping layer after method step D,
wherein the capping layer is free from pores, and
wherein the metallization layer is not broader than the thermal barrier layer.

US Pat. No. 10,193,299

MODULATION SUPPRESSION IN FIBER LASERS AND ASSOCIATED DEVICES

Datalogic IP Tech S.R.L.,...

1. A system for an actively Q-switched fiber laser cavity, said system comprising:an optical resonator (cavity);
a pump source for emitting a laser beam at a wavelength along an optical path;
an active optical medium disposed in the optical cavity along the optical path;
an electronic circuit configured to:
first low-pass filter a square wave to form a first low-pass filtered signal; and
second low-pass filter the first low-pass filtered signal to create a smooth rise wave in the first low-pass filtered signal to form a second low-pass filtered signal, the second low-pass filtered signal being an input signal to control the modulation of the laser beam; and
a modulation device in electrical communication with said electronic circuit to receive the second low-pass filtered signal as an input signal, and configured to introduce tunable losses into the optical path, the tunable losses inducing a modulation as a function of the second low-pass filtered signal of the cavity Q, the modulation of the cavity Q being performed over (i) a first period of time in which a cavity Q curve increases from a first percentage value to a second percentage value of a maximum Q value and (ii) a second period of time in which the cavity Q curve increases from a third percentage value to a fourth percentage value of the maximum Q value, the cavity Q curve non-linearly and smoothly transitioning between (i) the first and second percentage values and (ii) the third and fourth percentage values.

US Pat. No. 10,193,274

ELECTRONICS MODULE EXTRACTION FEEDBACK SYSTEM

Phoenix Contact Developme...

1. An assembly for attaching and detaching a module to and from a base, the assembly comprising:a base, a module removably attachable to the base, and a feedback system;
the base comprising a rigid wall and the module comprising a housing defining an interior volume of the housing, the housing comprising a rigid outer wall, the housing wall relatively movable against the base wall when attaching and detaching the module to or from the base, the base wall and the housing wall cooperatively guiding said relative movement of the module with respect to the base along a first longitudinal axis;
the feedback system comprising a spring arm and a groove, the spring arm attached to one of the base wall and the housing wall, the groove in the other of the base wall and the housing wall, the spring arm being elastically deflectable from a neutral state of the spring arm, the spring arm comprising a follower at an end of the spring arm, the groove extending along a second longitudinal axis being parallel with the first axis when the base wall and the housing wall are guiding relative movement of the module with respect to the base, the groove being defined by a sidewall extending along the second axis, first and second spaced-apart cams extending into the groove from the sidewall;
the follower being received in the groove when the module wall and the base wall are guiding relative movement of the module with respect to the base, the follower moving in an insertion direction with respect to the groove when attaching the module to the base and moving in an extraction direction with respect to the groove when detaching the module from the base;
the follower successively moving against the first cam and then moving against the second cam when detaching an attached module from the base wherein each cam deflects the spring arm away from the neutral state of the spring arm during detachment of the module from the base;
the follower successively moving against the second cam and then moving against the first cam when attaching a detached module to the base wherein each cam displaces the spring arm away from the neutral state of the spring arm during attachment of the module to the base;
whereby deflection of the spring arm during attachment or detachment of the module generates tactile feedback to the operator of the relative position of the module with respect to the base during attachment or detachment of the module to or from the base.

US Pat. No. 10,193,235

OFFSET FED DUEL OPEN ENDED WAVEGUIDE ANTENNA ARRAYS FOR AUTOMOTIVE RADARS

Waymo LLC, Mountain View...

1. A radar unit configured to operate in one of two modes comprising:a waveguide feed coupled to a waveguide, wherein:
in a first mode, the waveguide feed is configured to couple electromagnetic energy into the waveguide for transmission by the radar unit, from a source of electromagnetic energy outside the radar unit; and
in a second mode, the waveguide feed is configured to couple electromagnetic energy received by the radar unit from the waveguide to an external component;
a plurality of radiating structures coupled to a first side of the waveguide, wherein:
in the first mode the plurality of radiating structures transmit electromagnetic energy from the waveguide; and
in the second mode, the plurality of radiating structures receive electromagnetic energy and couple the received electromagnetic energy into the waveguide;
a waveguide layer configured to propagate electromagnetic energy via the waveguide, wherein:
in the first mode, the waveguide layer is configured to propagate electromagnetic energy for transmission by the radiating structures from the waveguide feed; and
in the second mode, the waveguide layer is configured to propagate electromagnetic energy received by the radiating structures to the waveguide feed; and
wherein the waveguide feed is coupled to a second side of the waveguide at a location along a length dimension of the waveguide corresponding to a position between two of the plurality radiating elements.

US Pat. No. 10,193,227

WAVEGUIDE TRANSITION STRUCTURE FOR RECEIVING SATELLITE SIGNALS

MICROELECTRONICS TECHNOLO...

1. A low noise block down-converter with a waveguide transition structure for receiving satellite signals, comprising:a feed horn structure having at least a first waveguide extending along a first direction;
a housing having at least a second waveguide extending along a second direction and communicating with the first waveguide, wherein the second direction is substantially not in parallel to the first direction; and
a circuit board positioned within the housing, wherein the circuit board has a receiving pin configure to receive microwave signals propagating in the second waveguide;
wherein the housing comprises a first transforming structure configured to guide the microwave signals from the first waveguide to the second waveguide;
wherein the first transforming structure has a first portion in the feed horn structure and a second portion in the depression.

US Pat. No. 10,193,190

BATTERY CONTROL SYSTEM

HITACHI, LTD., Tokyo (JP...

1. A battery control system comprising:a plurality of battery cell management devices that are provided respectively corresponding to a plurality of battery cell groups each constituted by one or a plurality of battery cells and that each acquire a measurement result of a state of charge of the one or the plurality of battery cells of corresponding one of the plurality of battery cell groups; and
an assembled battery management device that performs wireless communication with the plurality of battery cell management devices,
wherein when the wireless communication with any of the plurality of battery cell management devices is impossible, the assembled battery management device performs the wireless communication with the any of the plurality of battery cell management devices through one of the plurality of battery cell management devices except the any of the plurality of battery cell management devices,
wherein the assembled battery management device periodically repeats the wireless communication performed once with each of the plurality of battery cell management devices and, when a number of successive communication errors or a ratio of communication errors with respect to any of the plurality of battery cell management devices is greater than or equal to a predetermined threshold value, determines that the wireless communication is impossible with the any of the plurality of battery cell management devices.

US Pat. No. 10,193,150

LITHIUM ION SECONDARY BATTERY CATHODE MATERIAL, LITHIUM ION SECONDARY BATTERY CATHODE AND LITHIUM ION SECONDARY BATTERY THAT USE SAME, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING LITHIUM ION SECONDARY BATTERY CATHODE MATERIAL

HITACHI METALS, LTD., To...

1. A cathode material for lithium ion secondary battery, made from an agglomerate including secondary particles formed via aggregation of primary particles of a lithium metal composite oxide having a layered structure, represented by the following composition formula (I)Li1+xM11?x?yM2yO2  (I)
where x is a number satisfying a relationship of ?0.1?x?0.3; y is a number satisfying a relationship of 0?y?0.1; M1 is at least one kind of an element selected from a group of Ni, Co, Mn; and M2 is at least one kind of an element selected from a group of Mg, Al, Ti, Zr, Mo, Nb, Fe, B, wherein
the secondary particles forming the agglomerate have a particle size D10, which corresponds to 10% in volume-based cumulative particle size distribution encompassed within the range from 0.5 ?m to 10 ?m, and simultaneously a particle size D90, which corresponds to 90% in volume-based cumulative particle size distribution encompassed within the range of more than 10 ?m and equal to 50 ?m or less, when analyzed by laser diffraction/scattering particle size distribution measurement; and
a mean porosity of the secondary particles having the particle size D90 is higher than a mean porosity of the secondary particles having the particle size D10.

US Pat. No. 10,193,126

BATTERY TERMINAL, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING BATTERY TERMINAL, AND BATTERY

HITACHI METALS, LTD., To...

1. A battery terminal comprising a shaft portion and a flange portion that radially expands in a radiation direction from the shaft portion,the battery terminal made by performing extrusion processing on a clad material in which at least a first metal layer and a second metal layer are bonded to each other, wherein
each of the shaft portion and the flange portion includes the first metal layer and the second metal layer, and
the first metal layer includes a protruding portion in the shaft portion that protrudes toward the second metal layer in the shaft direction.

US Pat. No. 10,193,068

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A SPECIFICALLY DIMENSIONED THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, AND TRANSISTOR ARRAY

DIS Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A method of manufacturing a thin film transistor having a top gate bottom contact structure satisfying a relation of L<5 ?m, the method comprising a process of forming a streak portion by performing transfer printing on a support using a release member which is provided with an ink streak portion for forming source and drain electrodes and has mold releasability, and baking the streak portion, to thereby form the source electrode constituted by a conductor and the drain electrode constituted by a conductor,wherein in the method of manufacturing the thin film transistor having a top gate bottom contact structure in which the source and drain electrodes obtained above, a semiconductor layer, an insulator layer, and a gate electrode constituted by a conductor are sequentially laminated in this order, when an electrode width of a narrowest portion in an electrode having a small electrode width out of the source electrode and the drain electrode, after the baking, in a laminated cross section of the thin film transistor having a top gate bottom contact structure to be manufactured is set to A and a channel length thereof is set to L, the ink streak portion is provided so as to satisfy the condition of L/A?0.05;
wherein the ink streak portion is formed so that electrode thicknesses of the source and drain electrodes, after baking, in the laminated cross section of the thin film transistor having a top gate bottom contact structure become the same and both the electrode thicknesses of the source and drain electrodes are set to be equal to or less than 100 nm; and
wherein all of the semiconductor layer, the insulator layer, and the gate electrode are formed by a method selected from the group consisting of an ink jet printing method, a screen printing method, a gravure printing method, a flexographic printing method, a gravure offset printing method, a relief offset printing method, a reverse printing method.

US Pat. No. 10,193,048

ENERGY RECOVERING ASSEMBLY AND A METHOD OF PROVIDING THE SAME

TITANX HOLDING AB, (SE)

1. An energy recovering assembly for extraction of electric power, comprising:a first array of tubes each adapted to receive a flow of a hot fluid between a first inlet manifold and a first outlet manifold; and
a second array of tubes, each adapted to receive a flow of a cold fluid between a second inlet manifold and a second outlet manifold;
wherein the tubes of the first array are interdigitated with the tubes of the second array, such that two tubes of the second array are arranged between two successive tubes of the first array, or such that two tubes of the first array are arranged between two successive tubes of the second array, and wherein each of the tubes of the first array and the second array have a flat cross section delimited by at least two opposing wall portions, and wherein the energy recovering assembly further comprises:
thermoelectric modules in sub-interspaces between adjacent interdigitated tubes of the first and second arrays; and
fixation arrangements in interspaces between said two tubes of the second array being arranged between the two successive tubes of the first array, or in the interspaces between said two tubes of the first array being arranged between two successive tubes of the second array, each of the fixation arrangements comprising a spacer having two sheets, each of the sheets defining a flat portion and a pattern of extensions extending from the flat portion, the two sheets facing each other such that the extensions of the two sheets extend toward each other, whereby each of the fixation arrangements is operable between:
a first state allowing the fixation arrangements to be inserted in an associated interspace; and
a second state in which the fixation arrangements are adapted to exert a pressure on the two tubes forming the associated interspace in a direction perpendicular to surfaces of the two opposing wall portions, forcing said two tubes of the second array arranged between the successive tubes of the first array or said two tubes of the first array arranged between the successive tubes of the second array, towards respective thermoelectric modules and towards the successive tubes adjacent to the respective thermoelectric modules, providing a contact between the thermoelectric modules and the adjacent interdigitated tubes of the first and second arrays.

US Pat. No. 10,193,035

LUMINANCE PATTERN SHAPING USING A BACK-EMITTING LED AND A REFLECTIVE SUBSTRATE

Lumileds LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A light emitting structure, comprising:a light emitting device comprising:
a light emitting element having a light emitting surface,
a reflector having a reflective surface opposite the light emitting surface, and
a spacer element that separates the reflective surface from the light emitting surface, wherein the spacer element has a thickness that provides a separation distance between the reflective surface and the light emitting surface such that at least half of the light emitted from the device is emitted at an angle greater than 90 degrees from a normal to the light emitting surface toward the reflector, and
a reflective substrate upon which the light emitting element is situated, the reflective substrate being at least five times larger than the reflector.

US Pat. No. 10,193,015

REDUCING OR ELIMINATING NANOPIPE DEFECTS IN III-NITRIDE STRUCTURES

LUMILEDS LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A device comprising:a III-nitride light emitting layer disposed between an n-type region and a p-type region; and
a III-nitride layer doped with an acceptor having a concentration that increases linearly across the III-nitride layer such that a concentration of acceptor is higher in a portion of the III-nitride layer doped with an acceptor closer to the light emitting layer than in a portion of the III-nitride layer doped with an acceptor further from the light emitting layer, the III-nitride layer doped with an acceptor being positioned such that the n-type region is disposed between the III-nitride layer doped with an acceptor and the light emitting layer.

US Pat. No. 10,193,004

LIFT PRINTING OF CONDUCTIVE TRACES ONTO A SEMICONDUCTOR SUBSTRATE

ORBOTECH LTD., Yavne (IL...

13. Apparatus for material deposition, comprising:a transparent donor substrate having deposited thereon a donor film comprising a metal with a thickness less than 2 ?m;
a positioning assembly, which is configured to position the donor substrate in proximity to an acceptor substrate comprising a semiconductor material with the donor film facing toward the acceptor substrate and with a gap of at least 0.1 mm between the donor film and the acceptor substrate; and
an optical assembly, which is configured to direct pulses of laser radiation, having a pulse duration less than ns, to impinge on the donor substrate so as to cause droplets of the a metal to be ejected from the donor layer and land on the acceptor substrate, thereby forming a circuit trace in ohmic contact with the semiconductor material,
wherein the optical assembly is configured to generate the pulses of laser radiation so as to form the circuit trace with a contact resistance, without annealing of the circuit trace, that is less than 0.2 m?·cm2 between the metal and the semiconductor material.

US Pat. No. 10,192,999

VERTICAL MEMORY CELL WITH NON-SELF-ALIGNED FLOATING DRAIN-SOURCE IMPLANT

STMICROELECTRONICS (ROUSS...

1. A method, comprising:etching a trench in a substrate;
depositing a first dielectric layer on walls of the trench;
forming a vertical selection gate extending in the trench;
depositing on the substrate a second dielectric layer;
forming a floating gate partially overlapping the vertical selection gate over a non-zero overlap distance;
forming an electrically floating doped region at an intersection of a vertical channel region extending opposite the selection gate and a horizontal channel region extending opposite the floating gate.

US Pat. No. 10,192,968

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES HAVING GATE STRUCTURES WITH SKIRT REGIONS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:an active fin protruding from a substrate and extending in a first direction;
a gate structure extending in a second direction that intersects the first direction, the gate structure on the active fin; and
a field insulation layer on a bottom portion of a long side of the active fin, an intersection of a top surface of the field insulation layer and the active fin defining at least one line segment,
wherein the gate structure includes a skirt that extends outwardly in the first direction to cover a portion of the at least one line segment while leaving another portion of the at least one line segment exposed,
wherein a first distance between a plane that longitudinally bisects the gate structure and an entirety of an outer edge of a bottom surface of the skirt strictly decreases with increasing distance from the active fin, and
wherein a second distance between the plane that longitudinally bisects the gate structure and an entirety of an outer edge of a sidewall of the skirt strictly decreases with increasing height, above the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,192,949

DISPLAY APPARATUS HAVING REDUCED DEFECTS

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A display apparatus comprising:a substrate comprising a bending area between a first area and a second area, the bending area of the substrate being bent or bendable about a bending axis, wherein a first boundary exists between the first area and the bending area, and wherein a second boundary exists between the bending area and the second area;
an organic material layer positioned on the substrate corresponding at least to the bending area, wherein the first boundary and the second boundary are positioned between a first end of the organic material layer and a second end of the organic material layer;
a conductive layer extending from the first area to the second area through the bending area, positioned over the organic material layer, and comprising a plurality of through holes positioned corresponding to the bending area, wherein the first end of the organic material layer is positioned between a first end of the conductive layer and the first boundary, and wherein the second end of the organic material layer is positioned between a second end of the conductive layer and the second boundary; and
first protective layers spaced apart from one another and at least partially covering sides of the plurality of through holes.

US Pat. No. 10,192,942

DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING LIGHT EMITTING ELEMENT AND BANK HAVING SLOPED SURFACE

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A display device comprising:a plurality of light-emitting elements on a TFT substrate in a formation of a matrix;
a first electrode on the TFT substrate;
an insulation bank on the TFT substrate and the first electrode, the insulation bank having a surface of a slope;
a metal on the surface of the slope of the insulation bank;
a predetermined layer on the metal, the predetermined layer including a first layer made of an organic material and a second layer made of an inorganic material on the first layer; and
a sealing film on the plurality of light-emitting elements, the insulation bank, the predetermined layer, the metal, and the TFT substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,192,916

METHODS OF FABRICATING SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICES HAVING FLAT MICROLENSES

VISERA TECHNOLOGIES COMPA...

1. A method of fabricating a solid-state imaging device, comprising:providing a semiconductor substrate having a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements;
forming a color filter layer above the semiconductor substrate;
forming a lens material layer on the color filter layer;
forming a hard mask having a lens-shaped pattern on the lens material layer;
etching both the hard mask and the lens material layer to form a microlens with a flat top surface from the lens material layer and to leave a portion of the hard mask on the flat top surface of the microlens, wherein the etching of both the hard mask and the lens material layer is performed using a first dry-etching process using a fluorine-containing etchant; and
removing the portion of the hard mask that remains on the microlens.

US Pat. No. 10,192,887

METHOD TO IMPROVE CRYSTALLINE REGROWTH

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a conductive strap electrically connecting an electrode with a single crystal region of a semiconductor substrate; and
a conductive barrier layer between the conductive strap and the single crystal region,wherein the conductive barrier layer comprises carbon, hydrogen, cobalt or titanium nitride, and at least one of germanium and phosphorus.

US Pat. No. 10,192,886

CREATION OF WIDE BAND GAP MATERIAL FOR INTEGRATION TO SOI THEREOF

GLOBALFOUNDRIES SINGAPORE...

1. A device comprising:a support substrate having first crystal orientation;
a trap rich layer disposed on the support substrate;
an insulator layer disposed over a top surface of the trap rich layer;
a top surface layer having second crystal orientation disposed on the insulator layer, wherein the support substrate, the trap rich layer, the insulator layer and the top surface layer correspond to a substrate and the substrate is defined with at least first and second device regions, and wherein the first and second device regions are separated by first isolation regions;
a transistor disposed in the top surface layer in the first device region; and
a wide band gap device disposed in the second device region, wherein the wide band gap device in the second device region is formed through a second isolation region in the second device region, and wherein the second isolation region has a greater width than the first isolation regions.

US Pat. No. 10,192,822

MODIFIED TUNGSTEN SILICON

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A method of forming a semiconductor structure, the method comprising:forming a tungsten silicon layer on the top surface of an insulator, wherein the tungsten silicon layer consists of tungsten and silicon with a molar ratio of silicon to tungsten in the range of about 2.2 to about 3.0;
introducing nitrogen into the tungsten silicon layer to form a nitrogen-containing tungsten silicon layer, wherein a concentration of nitrogen in the nitrogen-containing tungsten silicon layer is 1 mole % to about 40 mole %; and
forming a first conductive material directly on the top surface of the nitrogen-containing tungsten silicon layer and a second conductive material directly on the top surface of the nitrogen-containing tungsten silicon layer, wherein the nitrogen-containing tungsten silicon layer forms an electrical connection between the first conductive material and the second conductive material, and wherein the forming of the first and second conductive materials comprises filling a first opening and a second opening of a dielectric layer formed on the nitrogen-containing tungsten silicon layer with the first conductive material and the second conductive material respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,192,805

THERMALLY CONDUCTIVE AND ELECTRICALLY ISOLATING LAYERS IN SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURES

Newport Fab, LLC, Newpor...

1. A semiconductor structure comprising:a semiconductor wafer having at least one semiconductor device integrated in a first device layer;
a thermally conductive but electrically isolating layer on a front side of said semiconductor wafer, said thermally conductive but electrically isolating layer between said first device layer and a second device layer;
at least one passive device situated on said thermally conductive but electrically isolating layer and in said second device layer;
wherein said thermally conductive but electrically isolating layer is configured to dissipate heat from said at least one semiconductor device integrated in said first device layer.

US Pat. No. 10,192,792

METHOD OF UTILIZING TRENCH SILICIDE IN A GATE CROSS-COUPLE CONSTRUCT

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A method comprising:forming first and second active fins and first and second dummy fins on a substrate, the first and second dummy fins adjacent to each other and between the first and second active fins;
forming shallow trench insolation (STI) regions between and next to the first and second active fins and the first and second dummy fins;
forming first and second self-aligned gate structures in parallel across the first and second active fins and the first and second dummy fins;
forming first and second capping layers on the first and second self-aligned gate structures, respectively;
forming a gate cut region by cutting both the first and second self-aligned gate structures and the first and second capping layers between the first and second dummy fins;
forming a trench silicide (TS) layer between the first and second gate structures, the TS layer crossing the gate cut region; and
forming a first self-aligned contact connecting the first gate structure and the TS layer on a first side of the gate cut region and forming a second self-aligned contact connected to the second gate structure and the TS layer on a second side of the gate cut region, the TS and the first and second self-aligned contacts cross coupling the first and second gate structures.

US Pat. No. 10,192,786

PROCESS FOR VARIABLE FIN PITCH AND CRITICAL DIMENSION

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

10. A method of forming a semiconductor structure, comprising:forming a curable silicon nitride layer over a semiconductor substrate;
forming a top mandrel layer over the curable silicon nitride layer;
etching the top mandrel layer to form a first mandrel within a first region of the substrate and a second mandrel within a second region of the substrate;
forming spacer layers on sidewalls of the first and second mandrels;
transferring a pattern corresponding to the spacer layers into the curable silicon nitride layer; and
curing a portion of the patterned silicon nitride layer to form a first pattern over the first region of the substrate, wherein an uncured portion of the patterned silicon nitride layer defines a second pattern over the second region of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,192,784

THREE-DIMENSIONAL MEMORY DEVICE CONTAINING SELF-ALIGNED CONTACT VIA STRUCTURES AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC,...

1. A three-dimensional memory device comprising:an alternating stack of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers located over a substrate;
memory stack structures extending through the alternating stack, wherein each of the memory stack structures comprises a memory film and a vertical semiconductor channel contacting an inner sidewall of the memory film; and
contact via structures adjoined to a top surface of a respective one of the electrically conductive layers, wherein each of the contact via structures includes a respective set of four vertically-extending concave sidewalls.

US Pat. No. 10,192,756

METHOD OF MACHINING A LEAD FRAME, AND LEAD FRAME

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

1. A method of processing a lead frame having at least one electrically conductive contact section, comprising:forming a depression in the at least one electrically conductive contact section so that a first electrically conductive contact subsection and a second electrically conductive contact subsection are formed, which are delimited from one another by the depression, wherein the depression has a bottom via which an electrically conductive connection between the first electrically conductive contact subsection and the second electrically conductive contact subsection is established, and
forming a housing made of a housing material, which housing comprises a housing frame that at least partially embeds the lead frame, formation of the housing comprising introduction of housing material into the depression so that a housing frame section formed by the housing material introduced into the depression is formed between the first and second electrically conductive contact subsections to mechanically stabilize the first and second electrical conductive contact subsections by the housing frame section.

US Pat. No. 10,192,718

PLASMA PROCESSING APPARATUS AND PLASMA PROCESSING METHOD

HITACHI HIGH-TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A plasma processing method to perform plasma processing using a plasma processing apparatus having a vacuum chamber; a first radio-frequency power supply which supplies first radio-frequency power for generating plasma in the vacuum chamber; a sample stage disposed in the vacuum chamber on which a sample is mounted; a second radio-frequency power supply which supplies second radio-frequency power to the sample stage; and a matching box which performs matching for suppressing reflection of the second radio-frequency power, the method comprising the steps of:time-modulating the first radio-frequency power and the second radio-frequency power;
acquiring with the matching box information being used for performing the matching during a sampling effective period which is from a point of time after elapse of a prescribed time until an end of on-state of the time-modulated second radio-frequency power; and
matching with the matching box using the acquired information to suppress reflection of the second radio-frequency power,
wherein the prescribed time starts from a beginning of an on-state of the time-modulated second radio-frequency power and the information being used for performing the matching is not acquired during the prescribed time.

US Pat. No. 10,192,713

CHARGED PARTICLE BEAM DEVICE

Hitachi High-Technologies...

1. A charged particle beam apparatus comprising:a sample holder configured to hold a sample; and
a sample stage into which the sample holder is introduced,
wherein
the sample holder includes:
a shaft portion configured to hold a sample base on which a sample is placed on one end portion;
a step portion configured to he formed in a radial direction of the shaft portion; and
an elastic body configured to be arranged in a vicinity of the step portion, the sample stage includes:
a cylindrical portion configured to be capable of accommodation of a part of the shaft portion;
an outer cylindrical portion configured to accommodate the cylindrical portion; and
a guide portion configured to be arranged between the cylindrical portion and the outer cylindrical portion, the guide portion including a ball member configured to be capable of rotation in an axial direction of the shaft portion, the guide portion supporting the cylindrical portion in the radial direction of the shaft portion,
the cylindrical portion forms a support portion configured to contact the step portion when the sample holder is inserted, and
contact between the step portion and a support portion generates a frictional force in the radial direction of the shaft portion relative to the sample holder.

US Pat. No. 10,192,649

ALUMINUM ALLOY CONDUCTOR, INSULATED WIRE INCLUDING THE CONDUCTOR, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE INSULATED WIRE

Hitachi Metals, Ltd., To...

1. An aluminum alloy conductor formed of an aluminum alloy, the aluminum alloy having a chemical composition comprising:cobalt of 0.1 mass % or more and 1 mass % or less;
at least one of scandium of 0.1 mass % or more and 0.5 mass % or less and zirconium of 0.2 mass % or more and 0.5 mass % or less; and
a balance made up of aluminum and inevitable impurities,
wherein the aluminum alloy conductor has a matrix containing fine particles of a compound of at least one of the scandium and the zirconium with the aluminum, and
wherein the fine particles are dispersedly precipitated in the matrix.

US Pat. No. 10,192,635

FINFET-BASED MEMORY TESTING USING MULTIPLE READ OPERATIONS

Synopsys, Inc., Mountain...

1. A method for testing a FinFET array including a plurality of FinFET cells, each said FinFET cell having an associated array address, the FinFET array being configured such that the associated array addresses of said plurality of FinFET cells are arranged in a sequential address order, the method comprising:performing a first test pattern including performing a first March-type read operation to verify that each said FinFET cell stores a logic-0 value, performing a first March-type write operation to store a logic-1 value in each said FinFET cell, and performing a first sequence including multiple sequential March-type read-1 operations;
performing a second test pattern including performing a second March-type read operation to verify that each said FinFET cell stores said logic-1 value, performing a second March-type write operation to store said logic-0 value in each said FinFET cell, and performing a second sequence including multiple sequential March-type read-0 operations;
performing a third test pattern including performing a third March-type read operation to verify that each said FinFET cell stores said logic-0 value, performing a third March-type write operation to store said logic-1 value in each said FinFET cell, and performing a third sequence including multiple sequential March-type read-1 operations; and
performing a fourth test pattern including performing a fourth March-type read operation to verify that each said FinFET cell stores said logic-1 value, performing a fourth March-type write operation to store said logic-0 in each said FinFET cell, and performing a fourth sequence including multiple sequential March-type read-0 operations,
wherein performing said first and second test patterns comprises accessing said FinFET cells in an increasing address order, and
wherein performing said third and fourth test patterns comprises accessing said FinFET cells in a decreasing address order.

US Pat. No. 10,192,598

MEMORY DEVICE COMPRISING PROGRAMMABLE COMMAND-AND-ADDRESS AND/OR DATA INTERFACES

Rambus Inc., Sunnyvale, ...

1. A method comprising:providing command-and-address (CA) interface configuration information to a pair of memory devices comprising a first memory device and a second memory device, wherein the pair of memory devices is arranged in a clamshell configuration, wherein the CA interface configuration information specifies which CA interfaces are to be configured as active CA interfaces, wherein each active CA interface belongs to a pair of active CA interfaces, wherein each pair of active CA interfaces comprises a first active CA interface on the first memory device and a second active CA interface on the second memory device, and wherein the first active CA interface and the second active CA interface are physically aligned with each other; and
providing a CA signal to one or more pairs of active CA interfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,192,597

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF

SK hynix Inc., Icheon-si...

1. An operating method of a semiconductor device, the operating method comprising performing a soft program operation on a top dummy cell and a bottom dummy cell which are stacked in a vertical direction from a substrate, by applying a first soft program voltage to a bottom dummy word line coupled to the bottom dummy cell and a second soft program voltage greater than the first soft program voltage to a top dummy word line coupled to the top dummy cell formed above the bottom dummy cell,wherein a width of the top dummy cell coupled to the top dummy word line is greater than a width of the bottom dummy cell coupled to the bottom dummy word line.

US Pat. No. 10,192,585

SCENE AND ACTIVITY IDENTIFICATION IN VIDEO SUMMARY GENERATION BASED ON MOTION DETECTED IN A VIDEO

GoPro, Inc., San Mateo, ...

1. A method for identifying video clips for inclusion in a video summary, the method comprising:accessing a video, the video including video frames;
dividing individual video frames into tiles;
determining motion values of individual tiles of the individual video frames, the motion values characterizing movement of visual content within a corresponding tile between proximate video frames;
identifying tiles in the video frames having motion values that satisfy one or more motion criteria, wherein the one or more motion criteria includes a first motion criterion defining a first threshold velocity value, the individual tiles satisfying the first motion criterion based on the motion values of the individual tiles being greater than the first threshold velocity value;
generating a motion profile for the video based on the motion values determined for the individual tiles of the individual video frames, the motion profile characterizing, on a per video frame basis, an amount of the tiles within the individual video frames that satisfy the one or more motion criteria;
identifying one or more of the video frames based on the motion profile; and
generating the video summary, the video summary including the identified video frames.

US Pat. No. 10,192,583

VIDEO EDITING USING CONTEXTUAL DATA AND CONTENT DISCOVERY USING CLUSTERS

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method, comprising:collecting, using a processor, metadata from a sensor concurrently with recording a video, wherein the metadata is synchronized in time with the video;
detecting, using the processor, at least one of attributes of the metadata or attributes of the video;
correlating, using the processor, the attributes with a plurality of video editors by determining which video editor of the plurality of video editors is associated with the attributes, wherein the correlating determines that more than one of the video editors of the plurality of video editors are associated with the attributes;
selecting, using the processor, each video editor associated with at least one of the attributes from the plurality of video editors; and
executing each selected video editor in a predetermined order as part of a video editing workflow.

US Pat. No. 10,192,544

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONSTRUCTING A LANGUAGE MODEL

1. A method of constructing a natural language model for accessing a content management system, the method comprising:a) using a processor, constructing a first natural language model within a Natural Language Processing (NLP) application;
b) receiving a first natural language input from a first user comprising a text in the first natural language into the NLP application;
c) encapsulating linguistic characteristics within the first natural language model based upon the first natural language input, the linguistic characteristics comprising:
i) a set of multiple primitives of the first Natural Language, said multiple primitives comprising tokens that form a basis for expressing information using the first Natural Language; and
ii) semantic characteristics of the first Natural Language; and
iii) syntactic characteristics of the first natural language; and
iv) a probability of occurrence of two of said multiple primitives within a spatiotemporal proximity;
d) generating a derivative of the first natural language input, said derivative of the first natural language input based upon the first natural language model and the linguistic characteristics;
e) communicating with a search engine application program interface;
f) retrieving documents relevant to the first natural language input by executing a search via the search engine with a topic specific query based upon the derivative and the linguistic characteristics;
g) presenting the documents relevant to the first natural language input and identified via the search engine to the first user;
h) receiving a second natural language input from a second user comprising a text in the second natural language input different from the first natural language input and inputting the second natural language input into a second natural language model in the NLP application, wherein the second natural language model is based upon the linguistic characteristics encapsulated within the first natural language model;
i) generating, using the processor, at least one output based on processing of the second natural language input by the second natural language model in the NLP application, wherein the output comprises a text in the second natural language;
j) presenting the output based on processing the second natural language model to the second user; and
k) storing at least a portion of the first natural language model in a memory communicatively coupled to the processor.

US Pat. No. 10,192,483

INTEGRATED ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DIODE DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR MAKING THE SAME

Viewtrix Technology Co., ...

1. A method for making a display device, comprising:forming driving logic on a first substrate of a first die, wherein the first substrate is made of single-crystal silicon;
forming a plurality of pixel circuits on a second substrate of a second die, wherein the second substrate is made of single-crystal silicon;
forming a plurality of organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) above the plurality of pixel circuits, wherein each of the plurality of OLEDs corresponds to a respective one of the plurality of pixel circuits; and
mounting the second die having the plurality of pixel circuits and OLEDs on the first die having the driving logic, wherein each of the plurality of pixel circuits is electrically connected to the driving logic through at least one of a plurality of vertical interconnect accesses (vias) penetrating the second substrate of the second die.

US Pat. No. 10,192,402

AD SERVING OFFERS AND NEW GAME PROMOTIONS OUTSIDE THE GAME MODULE WITH BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE BASED ON PORTFOLIO OF GAMES

ELECTRONIC ARTS INC., Re...

1. An online gaming system for dynamically serving advertisements to users based on user parameters, the system comprising:one or more processors configured by machine-readable instructions to:
execute an instance of an online game, and to implement the instance of the online game to facilitate participation of users in the online game;
monitor user activity parameters that characterize one or more of past spending by the users on virtual items, past user interaction with game related tasks, user progress with one or more overall game related objectives, user interest in the game, and past in-game communications including player-to-player communications, such that the user activity parameters of a first user and the user activity parameters of a second user are monitored;
manage multiple incentive offers which are available for delivery to the users of the online game, the offers including incentives corresponding to the online game and/or incentives corresponding to one or more different online games, the offers including a first incentive offer including an incentive corresponding to the online game, and a second incentive offer including an incentive corresponding to a first different online game;
determine a likelihood of activity lapse for individual ones of the users based on the user activity parameters, an activity lapse being a cessation of a user's activity in the online game and/or a decrease of at least a threshold amount in the user's activity in the online game, such that a first likelihood of activity lapse is determined for the first user and a second likelihood of activity lapse is determined for the second user;
transmit incentive offers to client computing platforms associated with the users of the online game based on the likelihood of activity lapse determined for the users, such that the first incentive offer is transmitted to a first client computing platform associated with the first user based on the first likelihood of activity lapse determined for the first user, the first incentive offer including first action requirements for completion by the first user within the online game, and the second incentive offer is transmitted to a second client computing platform associated with the second user based on the second likelihood of activity lapse determined for the second user, the second incentive offer including second action requirements for completion by the second user within the online game; and
transmit incentives to the users within the online games in response to users completing action requirements associated with the incentive offers within the online game, such that a first incentive associated with the first incentive offer is transmitted to a first user based on completion of the first action requirements by the first user within the online game, and a second incentive associated with the second incentive offer is transmitted to a second user based on completion of the first action requirements by the second user within the online game.

US Pat. No. 10,192,393

TECHNIQUES OF USING WEARABLE DEVICES TO PROMOTE RESPONSIBLE GAMING AND RELATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS

IGT Canada Solutions ULC,...

1. A method of assessing behavior of a player of a wagering game, the method comprising:receiving, at a wagering gaming device that comprises a card reader that reads player and/or credit information, via a wireless communication interface from a wearable device worn by the player of a wagering game, physiological data of the player obtained using at least one sensor of the wearable device worn by the player;
accessing, from a processor-readable storage medium of the wagering gaming device, a history of gaming actions previously performed by the player;
determining, using at least one processor, whether the player is exhibiting behavior exceeding at least one predefined risk threshold based at least in part on an automated analysis of the received physiological data and an occurrence of an event during a playing session that includes at least one of a series of rapid wagers and increasing wager amounts; and
when it is determined that the player is exhibiting behavior exceeding the at least one predefined risk threshold, performing at least one action by the wagering gaming device designed to reduce the exhibited behavior below the at least one predefined risk threshold in response to said determination,
wherein the predefined risk threshold comprises a function of the physiological data and represents a quantity above which the player is considered to exhibit problem gambling behavior,
wherein the at least one action designed to reduce the exhibited behavior below the at least one predefined risk threshold comprises adjusting a speed of the wagering game.

US Pat. No. 10,192,390

GAMING SYSTEM, GAMING DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR ENABLING A PLAYER TO SELECT VOLATILITY USING GAME SYMBOLS

IGT, Las Vegas, NV (US)

1. A dedicated electronic gaming machine comprising:a housing;
at least one display device supported by the housing;
a payment acceptor supported by the housing;
at least one input device supported by the housing;
an application-specific integrated circuit comprising:
a first set of instructions that, when executed following receipt of a physical item by the payment acceptor, cause the application-specific integrated circuit to establish a credit balance based at least in part on a monetary value associated with the physical item wherein the physical item is selected from the group consisting of: a ticket associated with the monetary value and a unit of currency;
a second set of instructions that, when executed following receipt of an actuation of a wager button to place a wager for a play of a primary game associated with a primary symbol set of a plurality of symbols, cause the application-specific integrated circuit to:
decrease the credit balance by the placed wager; and
for the play of the primary game:
randomly determine a plurality of the symbols of the primary symbol set,
cause the at least one display device to display the randomly determined plurality of symbols of the primary symbol set,
determine any primary awards based on the displayed symbols of the primary symbol set, and
cause the at least one display device to display any determined primary awards, the credit balance increasable by any determined primary awards;
a third set of instructions that, when executed responsive to a triggering event occurring, cause the application-specific integrated circuit to:
cause the at least one display device to display a plurality of different selectable options including:
a first option associated with a first quantity of plays of a secondary game and a first secondary symbol set of a plurality of symbols, the plurality of symbols of the first secondary symbol set including a first quantity of instances of a designated symbol; and
a second option associated with a second quantity of plays of a secondary game and a second secondary symbol set of a plurality of symbols, the plurality of symbols of the second secondary symbol set including a second quantity of instances of a designated symbol, the second quantity of plays of the secondary game being greater than the first quantity of plays of the secondary game and the second quantity of instances of the designated symbol being less than the first quantity of instances of the designated symbol; and
set a player selectable volatility of the secondary game by:
responsive to a selection of the first option being received via the at least one input device, for at least one of the first quantity of plays of the secondary game:
 randomly determine a plurality of the symbols of the first secondary symbol set,
 cause the at least one display device to display the randomly determined plurality of the symbols of the first secondary symbol set,
 determine any secondary awards associated with the displayed symbols of the first secondary symbol set, and
 cause the at least one display device to display any determined secondary awards, the credit balance being increasable by any determined secondary awards;
responsive to a selection of the second option being received via the at least one input device, for at least one of the second quantity of plays of the secondary game:
 randomly determine a plurality of the symbols of the second secondary symbol set,
 cause the at least one display device to display the randomly determined plurality of the symbols of the second secondary symbol set,
 determine any secondary awards associated with the displayed symbols of the second secondary symbol set, and
 cause the at least one display device to display any determined secondary awards, the credit balance being increasable by any determined secondary awards; and
a fourth set of instructions that, when executed following receipt of an actuation of a cashout button, cause the application-specific integrated circuit to initiate a payout associated with the credit balance.

US Pat. No. 10,192,367

VEHICLE BODY FLAW ELIMINATION METHOD USING VIRTUAL MARK AND SYSTEM THEREOF

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A vehicle body flaw elimination method using a virtual mark, comprising:detecting, by a robotic visioner, a flaw formed on a vehicle body surface and outputting corresponding flaw data;
forming, by a controller, a virtual marker corresponding to the flaw data on a 3D model corresponding to the vehicle body;
transmitting, by the controller, data of the 3D model on which the virtual marker is formed to a wearable device; and
detecting, by the controller, a position of the vehicle body and a position of the wearable device to identify the position of the vehicle body and a position of a worker wearing the wearable device, and modifying the 3D model transmitted to the wearable device in a direction in which the worker views the vehicle body.

US Pat. No. 10,192,332

DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD AND INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A method of controlling display of object data, the method comprising:calculating distances from an actual current position of a terminal to positions of a plurality of items of the object data;
determining, by a processor, whether the positions of the plurality of items are so included in a first area as to satisfy a predetermined condition, based on a distribution of the calculated distances, the first area being a current area including the actual current position of the terminal, the predetermined condition being an average of the calculated distances plus a correction or a median of the calculated distances plus a correction;
determining, by the processor, a second area based on a result of determining whether the positions of the plurality of items are so included in the first area as to satisfy the predetermined condition; and
displaying object data associated with a position in the second area on a screen,
wherein the first area is changed to the second area so that the positions of the plurality of items satisfy the predetermined condition in response to determining, by the processor, that the positions of the plurality of items are not so included in the first area as to satisfy the predetermined condition, and
wherein the second area includes the actual current position of the terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,192,324

METHOD AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR DETERMINING WHETHER A POINT LIES WITHIN A POLYGON IN A MULTIDIMENSIONAL SPACE

YANDEX EUROPE AG, Lucern...

1. A computer-implemented method for determining whether a point lies within a first polygon in a multidimensional space, the method executable by a processor of a device, the point corresponding to a location of the device, the first polygon bounding an area on a map displayable on the device, the method comprising:reading, from a non-transitory computer-readable medium, region coordinates of at least one of a plurality of regions of the multidimensional space each encompassing a respective portion of first polygon coordinates, the first polygon coordinates defining first polygon boundaries of the first polygon, each region comprising a respective region boundary such that each region boundary intersects at least once the first polygon boundaries of the first polygon, the regions approximating the first polygon;
accessing point coordinates defining a position of the point in the multidimensional space;
executing an analysis of the region coordinates and the point coordinates to determine a number of times a ray projecting from the point towards any direction intersects the plurality of regions;
generating, based on the number of times the ray projecting from the point towards any direction intersects any of the plurality of regions, one of an indication that the point lies within the first polygon and an indication that the point does not lie within the first polygon;
using, by the device, the generated indication for displaying the map to a user of the device;
wherein the multidimensional space has only two dimensions, and each one of the regions is a respective area of the multidimensional space consisting of:
all points no further than a first boundary distance away from a first side of a line approximating the respective portion of the first polygon of the one of the regions, the first boundary distance being a shortest distance away from the first side of the line to a point most distant from the first side of the line on the respective portion of the first polygon; and
all points no further than a second boundary distance away from a second side of the line, the second boundary distance being a shortest distance away from the second side of the line to a point most distant from the second side of the line on the respective portion of the first polygon.

US Pat. No. 10,192,315

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR HOLDING OBJECTS

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. An object holding apparatus comprising:a holding part that is able to hold at least one object;
a recognition device that recognizes a plurality of objects to generate a recognition result; and
a controller that
selects a first object from the objects, based on the recognition result,
sets a first direction to one side of the first object along which the number of objects aligned with the first object is smaller than the number of objects aligned with the first object along the other side of the first object,
selects a second object aligned with the first object along the first direction, and
controls a driving of the holding part, based on a selection result of the first object and the second object.

US Pat. No. 10,192,296

IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS, CAMERA SYSTEM, AND IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS THAT RESTORE AN IMAGE WITH A FILTER CORRESPONDING TO AN IMAGE PICKUP PLANE POSITION

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An image pickup apparatus comprising:a controller configured to adjust a position of a focal plane of an image pickup optical system with respect to a position of an image pickup plane by a correction amount based on image pickup environmental information so that the image pickup plane is positioned in an intermediate region between a peak position of a modulation transfer function (MTF) of the image pickup optical system at a center of an image and a peak position of the modulation transfer function (MTF) at a peripheral part of the image;
an image pickup element configured to generate the image by converting an optical image formed on the image pickup plane to electric signals after the position of the focal plane is adjusted by the controller; and
an image processor configured to restore the image utilizing an image restoration filter obtained base on the image pickup environmental information and image pickup state information of the image pickup optical system,
wherein the image pickup environmental information includes at least one of atmospheric temperature, humidity, and internal temperature of the image pickup optical system during shooting.

US Pat. No. 10,192,255

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IN-VEHICLE NAVIGATED SHOPPING

eBay Inc., San Jose, CA ...

1. A method comprising:maintaining an item list that includes item list that includes an item of interest, the item list associated with a user profile of a user;
receiving search criteria from the user, the search criteria including a maximum distance from the user;
assigning the search criteria to the item of interest within the item list;
detecting an item listing for the item of interest within the maximum distance of the user, the item listing including an item description; and
causing display of the item description of the item of interest at a client device in response to detecting the item listing for the item of interest within the maximum distance of the user.

US Pat. No. 10,192,210

AUTOMATICALLY EMAILING RECEIPT AT POS

PAYPAL, INC., San Jose, ...

1. A system comprising:a non-transitory memory comprising a payment database that stores a payment account for a user; and
one or more hardware processors configured to execute instructions to cause the system to perform operations comprising:
in response to receiving a request for a payment for a financial transaction between the user and a merchant from a point-of-sale (POS) device for the merchant, processing the payment for the financial transaction using the payment account;
generating, by the system, a transaction identifier for the payment;
transmitting, by the system to the POS device, the transaction identifier with a user identifier for the payment account, wherein the user identifier identifies the payment account without exposing an email address for the user to the merchant;
receiving an electronic communication comprising a receipt for the financial transaction from the POS device of the merchant, wherein the electronic communication comprises a unique email address associated with the system automatically generated by the POS device using the transaction identifier and the user identifier for the financial transaction;
determining the payment for the financial transaction using the transaction identifier in a first portion of the electronic communication;
identifying the payment account using the user identifier in a second portion of the electronic communication; and
storing the receipt with the transaction identifier on the payment database.

US Pat. No. 10,192,165

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR NAVIGATING MULTI-DIMENSIONAL DECISION TREES USING ACCEPTABLE ALTERNATE NODES

VMware, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A method for navigating a multi-dimensional decision tree, the method comprising:determining a target child node from a plurality of child nodes of a parent node on the multi-dimensional decision tree based on a first attribute value of each of the child nodes, the multi-dimensional decision tree being a decision tree for resource management operations for a cluster of physical host computers, wherein the parent node represents a state of the cluster of physical host computers and wherein the target child node represents a first consequential state of the cluster of physical host computers that can be achieved from the state of the cluster of physical host computers represented by the parent node;
determining at least one acceptable alternative child node of the target child node from the plurality of child nodes based on an acceptance delta parameter for the first attribute value, the acceptance delta parameter defining a value range about the first attribute value of the target child node within which a child node is determined to be an acceptable alternative child node of the target child node, wherein each of the at least one acceptable alternative child node represents a second consequential state of the cluster of physical host computers that can be achieved from the state of the cluster of physical host computers represented by the parent node;
selecting an end child node from the target child node and the at least one acceptable alternative child node based on a second attribute value of each of the target child node and the at least one acceptable alternative child node, wherein the parent node and the end child node define a single step of a navigation path for the multi-dimensional decision tree that affects an operational state of the cluster of physical host computers; and
performing a load balancing operation for the cluster of physical host computers based on the selected end child node.

US Pat. No. 10,192,157

VISUAL RFID TAGS AND INTERACTIVE VISUAL RFID NETWORKS

OMNI-ID CAYMAN LIMITED, ...

1. A method for displaying information on a dynamic visual RFID tag comprising the steps of:providing a visual RFID tag including a display, an RFID tag, a communications module, a display microcontroller; and an internal energy source wherein the communications module communicates with the display microcontroller wherein the display is self-powered or battery powered;
providing unique information to display on the display of each of a plurality of dynamic visual RFID tags;
using the visual RFID tag unique identifier to identify and compile the unique information transmitted to the dynamic visual RFID; and
displaying the complied information on the display in response to a display prompt wherein the information displayed on the display is derived from information sent from a computer and received wirelessly by the communications module wherein the display prompt is one or more of a change of location of the visual RFID tag and an RFID reader interrogation and wherein data for two or more displays of visual information is held in an integrated circuit associated with the RFID tag and wherein the display prompt is a unique signal that prompts the integrated circuit to direct a single type of the two or more displays of visual information to the display.

US Pat. No. 10,192,143

SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO DISTINGUISH BETWEEN FEATURES DEPICTED IN IMAGES

GoPro, Inc., San Mateo, ...

1. A system configured to distinguish between features depicted in an image, the system comprising:one or more physical processors configured by machine-readable instructions to:
obtain information defining an image, the image comprising an array of pixels, the information defining colors for the array of pixels;
obtain an identification of a row of pixels depicting a horizon in the image; and
for individual pixels above and below the identified row of pixels:
obtain individual distances of the individual pixels from the identified row of pixels, a first pixel being a first distance above the row of pixels, a second pixel being a second distance below the row of pixels;
obtain parameter values for a set of pixel parameters of the individual pixels, the set of pixel parameters including one or more color parameters and/or one or more image gradient parameters, the set of pixel parameters including a first pixel parameter, a first parameter value of the first pixel parameter being obtained for the first pixel, and a second parameter value of the first pixel parameter being obtained for the second pixel;
classify, based on the individual distances and individual parameter values for the set of pixel parameters, the individual pixels as depicting either a first feature or a second feature different from the first feature, such that based on the first distance above the row of pixels and the first parameter value, the first pixel is classified as depicting the first feature, and based on the second distance below the row of pixels and the second parameter value, the second pixel is classified as depicting the second feature;
identify, based on the classifications, individual sets of pixels as depicting individual boundary between features, such that based on the classifications of the first pixel as depicting the first feature and the second pixel as depicting the second feature, a first set of pixels are identified as depicting a boundary between the first feature and second feature; and
modify the image to include an image effect based on the identification of the first set of pixels as depicting the boundary between the first feature and the second feature.

US Pat. No. 10,192,079

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MAGNETIC STRIPE READING USING MOBILE MAGNETOMETERS

eBay Inc., San Jose, CA ...

1. A mobile device, comprising:a housing having a surface for swiping a magnetic swipe card;
a magnetometer, positioned within the housing configured to detect magnetic information from the magnetic swipe card and to produce digital magnetometer output signals representing the magnetic information;
a hardware processor coupled to the magnetometer, the hardware processor configured to:
filter the digital magnetometer output signals based, at least in part, on a magnitude of the digital magnetometer output signals, and
provide data derived from the filtered digital magnetometer output signals to an application for processing.

US Pat. No. 10,192,063

COLLECTION FOLDER FOR COLLECTING FILE SUBMISSIONS WITH COMMENTS

DROPBOX, INC., San Franc...

1. A computer implemented method comprising:receiving from a client device associated with a collector, by a content management system, a request to generate a link for use in collecting one or more files from one or more submitters;
at least partially in response to receiving the request, providing, by the content management system and to the client device associated with the collector, one or more prompts requesting information from the collector;
receiving, by the content management system, information responding to the prompts;
generating, by the content management system, a link to a designated collection folder using at least some of the information;
distributing, by the content management system, the link to client devices associated with the one or more submitters based on at least some of the information;
receiving, from a client device associated with a submitter from the one or more submitters, an indication of a selection of the link to the designated collection folder;
in response to the indication of the selection of the link, providing by the content management system, and to the client device associated with the submitter, a user interface window comprising a file selection element and a comment box;
based on the submitter selecting a file via the file selection element and entering a comment via the comment box within the user interface window, receiving, by the content management system, the file and the comment; and
associating the comment with the file within the content management system by generating metadata referencing a storage location of the comment and associating the metadata with the file, wherein the submitter has limited rights to the designated collection folder which comprises uploading rights for uploading one or more files to the designated collection folder and prohibits the submitter from viewing files uploaded by other submitters associated with the designated collection folder.

US Pat. No. 10,192,028

DATA ANALYSIS DEVICE AND METHOD THEREFOR

Hitachi High-Technologies...

1. A data analysis device comprising:at least one storage medium configured to store a reference genome sequence database and a read sequence database, the genome sequence database including data representing a plurality of reference genome sequences and lengths at which partial sequences starting from base positions of the reference genome sequences become unique, and the read sequence database including data representing a Burrows-Wheeler Transform (BWT) of a plurality of read base sequences and a plurality of integer values representing a plurality of predetermined head bases of a sorted list of cyclic permutations (SLCP) corresponding to the read base sequences; and
a processor programmed to:
select a key sequence on the basis of a specified genome region to be analyzed, the key sequence being a partial sequence with a length of a first minimum length for uniqueness (MLU) in the specified genome region which is determined by referring to the genome sequence database,
determine a depth of the key sequence by referring to the BWT and the integer values of the head bases of the SLCP of the read sequence database, the depth being a number of the read base sequences that contain the key sequence,
scan the specified genome region and estimate a position by referring to the read sequence database based on the first MLU and the determined depth of the key sequence,
acquire a partial gene sequence with a second MLU from the estimated position,
extract the read base sequences containing the partial gene sequence at the estimated position from the read sequence database,
compare the extracted read base sequences with the reference genome sequences to analyze the specified genome region, and
output a result of the analysis.

US Pat. No. 10,192,019

SEPARATION AND MINIMUM WIRE LENGTH CONSTRAINED MAZE ROUTING METHOD AND SYSTEM

SYNOPSYS, INC., Mountain...

1. A computer implemented method for routing a first path in a circuit design, the method comprising:iteratively building, using the computer, a plurality of partial-paths to route the first path by adding an incremental length to a selected previously built partial-path when the computer is invoked to route the first path in the circuit design, the adding being performed in accordance with at least a first design rule, wherein the plurality of partial-paths start at a first location, wherein said iteratively building comprises:
comparing, using the computer, the plurality of partial-paths to each other when the plurality of partial-paths end on a common second location different from the first location;
saving, using the computer, one of the plurality of partial-paths that leads to a shortest first path; and
eliminating, using the computer, one of the plurality of partial-paths that is not selected to lead to the shortest first path.

US Pat. No. 10,191,785

USER DATA MANAGEMENT ACROSS MULTIPLE APPS ON A USER DEVICE

PAYPAL, INC., San Jose, ...

1. A method, comprising:determining, by one or more hardware processors, that an installation of a first application on a user device is completed;
in response to detecting a user interaction of the first application after the first application is installed on the user device, searching, by the one or more hardware processors, an application registry of the user device to identify a second application installed on the user device in which a user has been authenticated, wherein the second application is different from the first application;
using, by the one or more hardware processors, a first application programming interface (API) of the second application to retrieve a first set of user customization data associated with the user from the second application;
providing, by the one or more hardware processors through an interface of the first application, a user interactive tool that displays the first set of user customization data and enables the user to revise a portion of the first set of user customization data; and
configuring, by the one or more hardware processors, the first application based on the revised first set of user customization data by (i) creating a user account with the first application and (ii) populating, for the user account, account registration information with at least a portion of the revised first set of user customization data.

US Pat. No. 10,191,772

DYNAMIC RESOURCE CONFIGURATION BASED ON CONTEXT

VMWare, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A system for resource allocation in a virtualized computing environment, comprising at least one physical computing system hosting a plurality of virtual machines (VMs), the system comprising:a memory;
a processor;
a plurality of agents, each associated with at least one of the plurality of VMs, that, when executed by the processor, collect activity information about the associated VM;
a module that is stored in the memory and, when executed by the processor, dynamically allocates physical computing resources of the at least one physical computing system amongst the plurality of VMs, each of the plurality of VMs configured to host a virtual desktop, a virtual desktop management module facilitating remote access to the virtual desktop by a user, the dynamic allocation performed by:
monitoring, by the plurality of agents, a state of the virtual desktop of each associated VM to detect activities forming at least a portion of the activity information, the activity information including the user accessing one or more user interfaces on the virtual desktop, a running task on the associated VM, or both;
comparing the collected activity information to a policy;
in response to the comparing, automatically modifying, based on the policy, an allocation of the physical computing resources of the at least one physical computing system to at least one VM of the plurality of VMs, wherein modifying the allocation of the physical computing resources to the at least one VM comprises:
upon detecting, based on the monitoring, that the at least one VM is idle, suspending the at least one VM; and
upon detecting, based on the monitoring, any new activity of the at least one VM, resuming the at least one VM.

US Pat. No. 10,191,768

PROVIDING STRONG ORDERING IN MULTI-STAGE STREAMING PROCESSING

salesforce.com, inc., Sa...

1. A method of providing strong ordering in multi-stage processing of data streams, the method including:receiving, by a grid coordinator operating a computing grid that includes a plurality of physical threads which process data from one or more data streams in batches, current batch-stage information from a grid-scheduler comprising current-batch units and downstream batch-units that depend on completion of the current-batch units;
determining, for a current batch-stage identified in the current batch-stage information a batch-unit pending dispatch from the downstream batch-units;
identifying one or more physical threads that processed batch-units for the current batch-stage on which the batch unit pending dispatch depends and have registered pending tasks for the current batch-stage; and
dispatching the batch unit pending dispatch to the one or more identified physical threads subsequent to complete processing of the batch-units for the current batch-stage.

US Pat. No. 10,191,686

RATE LIMITING IN A DECENTRALIZED CONTROL PLANE OF A COMPUTING SYSTEM

VMware, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A method of processing a request for a service of a control plane in a computer system, comprising:receiving the request, from a client, at a service host process executing on a software platform of the computer system;
generating an operation object in the service host process that encapsulates a request/response pattern started by the request, the operation object including a plurality of fields that store a context for the request/response pattern within the service host process;
determining a key based on the context stored by the plurality of fields;
obtaining a rate limit associated with the key; and
permitting or denying the request for the service based on whether a rate of requests targeting the service exceeds the rate limit.

US Pat. No. 10,191,685

STORAGE SYSTEM, STORAGE DEVICE, AND DATA TRANSFER METHOD

Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo (JP...

1. A storage system connected to a host computer, the storage system comprising:a first storage subsystem and a second storage subsystem,
wherein the storage system is configured to duplicate data in a first volume of the first storage subsystem to a second volume of the second storage subsystem and constitute a High Availability (HA) pair with the first volume and the second volume, and assign a same first virtual ID to the first volume and the second volume, so that the first storage subsystem or the second storage subsystem is capable of responding to an access request from the host computer using the first virtual ID, and
when one of the first storage subsystem or the second storage subsystem receives an instruction of an off-load data copy specifying the first virtual ID as a copy source and a second virtual ID as a copy destination from the host computer, the one of the first storage subsystem or the second storage subsystem that receives the instruction of the off-load data copy is further configured to:
select one of the first volume or the second volume, as a copy source volume, corresponding to one of the first storage subsystem or the second storage subsystem in which a third volume, as a copy destination volume, assigned the second virtual ID exists, and
copy the data from the selected copy source volume to the copy destination volume.

US Pat. No. 10,191,649

MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF INCLUDING TURNING OFF A DISPLAY IN RESPONSE TO SPECIFIC USER INPUTS

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A mobile terminal, comprising:a body;
a touch screen disposed on a front surface of the body, and having a touch panel and a display unit; and
a controller configured to:
display a home screen page or an application execution screen on the touch screen in response to the display unit being turned on,
turn off the display unit and execute a lock mode requiring input of a password, in response to a plurality of touch inputs being consecutively received on a preset region of the home screen page, and
turn off the display unit and not execute the lock mode, in response to a plurality of touch inputs being consecutively received on a preset region of the application execution screen,
wherein the plurality of touch inputs received on the preset region of the application execution screen include a first touch input and a second touch input,
wherein the controller is further configured to:
determine a time interval during which no touch is applied between the first touch input and the second touch input when the display unit is turned off and the lock mode is not executed according to the plurality of touch inputs received on the preset region of the application execution screen,
set an automatic locking time based on the time interval, and
execute the lock mode while keeping the display unit off when the automatic locking time elapses after the display unit is turned off, and
wherein a first automatic locking time is set when the time interval satisfies a first condition and a second automatic locking time different from the first automatic locking time is set when the time interval satisfies a second condition.

US Pat. No. 10,191,604

SENSING DEVICE AND METHOD WITH FUNCTIONS OF FORCE MEASUREMENT, TOUCH CONTROL AND FINGERPRINT IDENTIFICATION

SUPERC-TOUCH CORPORATION,...

1. A sensing method for a sensing device with functions of force measurement, touch control and fingerprint identification, the sensing device comprising:a sensing electrode substrate;
a first electrode layer including a plurality of first electrodes;
a switch and wire layer including:
a plurality of switch circuits, each switch circuit corresponding to an adjacent first electrode;
a plurality of switch control lines, each switch control line including at least two control wires and being electrically connected to at least two switch circuits; and
a plurality of sensing signal lines, each sensing signal line including at least a sensing wire and being electrically connected to at least two switch circuits;
a force electrode layer including at least one force electrode;
a resilient dielectric layer arranged between the first electrode layer and the force electrode layer; and
a capacitance detection and switch array control circuit for directly or indirectly generating a switch control signal applied to the plurality of switch control lines, so as to determine which sensing wire is connected to the first electrodes;
the sensing method comprising the steps of:
executing a biometric identification timing, in which the capacitance detection and switch array control circuit controls the plurality of switch circuits to sequentially or randomly apply a capacitance detection stimulation signal to a selected first electrode, and receives a biometric sensing signal from the selected first electrode, so as to execute a biometric identification operation;
executing a touch control detection timing, in which the capacitance detection and switch array control circuit controls the plurality of switch circuits to configure the plurality of first electrodes into a plurality of touch control electrodes, and sequentially or randomly applies a capacitance detection stimulation signal to a selected touch control electrode, and receives a touch control sensing signal from the selected touch control electrode, so as to execute a touch control sensing operation, wherein each of the touch control electrodes includes at least fifty first electrodes; and
executing a force detection timing, in which the capacitance detection and switch array control circuit applies a capacitance detection stimulation signal to at least one of the force electrodes, and receives a force sensing signal from the force electrode, so as to execute a force detection operation.

US Pat. No. 10,191,602

CAPACITIVE INPUT DEVICE HAVING A CURVED SURFACE

ALPS ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A capacitive input device having a curved surface shape, the capacitive input device comprising:an external body molded with a synthetic resin, the external body having an external curved surface facing a user;
a film base, which is integrally provided so as to conform to an internal curved surface of the external body;
an adhesive layer provided between the internal curved surface of the external body and the film base;
a conductive layer made of a conductive macromolecule, the conductive layer being disposed on an opposite surface of the film base, the opposite surface being opposite to a surface of the film base on the external body side;
a wiring layer that is disposed to overlap a part of the conductive layer and is electrically connected to the conductive layer; and
a protective layer that is disposed to cover an opposite surface of the conductive layer and is made of a material that comprises an insulative synthetic resin, the protective layer being thinner than the film base, the opposite surface of the conductive layer being opposite to a surface that is on the film base.

US Pat. No. 10,191,558

MULTIPURPOSE CONTROLLERS AND METHODS

1. A wearable apparatus for a user to communicate with an electronic device, the apparatus comprising:memory;
one or more processors configured to receive
first user action information indicative of actions performed by the user using one or more first body parts of the user, and
Object of Interest Modification Driver (OMD) information indicative of at least one of motion and position of one or more second body parts of the user, wherein said one or more second body parts of the user are not the same as said one or more first body parts of the user;
one or more first sensors configured to provide at least a portion of said first user action information; and
a wearing component configured to enable the wearable apparatus to be worn by the user; wherein said one or more processors are further configured to:
determine performance of a first set of specified user actions performed by the user based on said first user action information;
generate one or more first signals to communicate to the electronic device when performance of said first set of specified user actions is determined by said one or more processors, said one or more first signals being based on said OMD information; and
not generate said one or more first signals when performance of said first set of specified user actions is not determined by said one or more processors.

US Pat. No. 10,191,487

CONTROL DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD FOR FLYING BOT

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A flying bot control device comprising:a communication unit performing wireless communication with a flying bot;
a display unit displaying image information related to control of the flying bot;
a user input unit controlling a flying state of the flying bot and a function which can be performed by the flying bot;
a detection unit detecting at least one of a rotation direction, a movement direction, or a tilt state of the flying bot; and
a controller receiving information regarding at least one of a position or a surrounding situation from the flying bot through the communication unit and switching a flight control mode of the flying bot on the basis of the received information,
wherein, according to the changed flight control mode of the flying bot, the controller determines a movement direction and a rotation direction of the flying bot in accordance with an input to the user input unit on the basis of a location of a user,
wherein when a result of sensing an obstacle adjacent to the flying bot is received from the flying bot, the controller displays information regarding the sensed obstacle on the display unit, and
wherein the controller displays a position and a direction of the obstacle using separate graphic objects, and the graphic objects are displayed in different colors or forms according to a distance between the flying bot and the sensed obstacle.

US Pat. No. 10,191,439

CLEANING BLADE, PROCESS CARTRIDGE, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. A cleaning blade comprising:a support; and
an elastic member with a flat shape including a secured end secured to the support and a free end having a ridgeline to contact a cleaning target to remove substance adhering to a surface of the cleaning target,
the elastic member including:
a base having an opposite face disposed to oppose a downstream side of the cleaning target downstream from a contact portion of the elastic member with the cleaning target in a direction of movement of the cleaning target; and
a surface layer made of a cured product of a curable composition,
the surface layer disposed on at least a part of the opposite face of the base,
the surface layer including an inclined face inclined such that a thickness of the surface layer progressively decreases toward the secured end along a cross section perpendicular to a longitudinal direction of the surface layer.

US Pat. No. 10,191,415

TRANSFER ROTATOR AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS COMPRISING THE SAME

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:at least one developing device to develop an electrostatic latent image to form a toner image;
an image bearer to bear the toner image formed by the at least one developing device;
a transfer rotator to transfer the toner image onto a recording medium at a transfer nip that is formed between the image bearer and the transfer rotator;
a blade contacting a surface of the transfer rotator; and
a controller to control the at least one developing device, the image bearer, and the transfer rotator to:
form a first toner pattern image on the image bearer, transfer the first toner pattern image onto the transfer rotator, and pass the first toner pattern image past the blade at least twice with rotation of the transfer rotator at start-up of the image forming apparatus, and
form a second toner pattern image on the image bearer after the start-up and during passage of a non-image area in which the toner image is not formed on the image bearer,
a range of the first toner pattern image being wider than a range of the second toner pattern image in a width direction perpendicular to a direction of travel of the image bearer.

US Pat. No. 10,191,414

ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC PRINTERS

HP INDIGO B.V., Amstelve...

1. A method of operating an electrophotographic printer to control the optical density of a printed image, the method comprising:providing a printing substance on a transfer member;
emitting a pulse of heat having a power density of at least 0.1 W/mm2 to heat the printing substance on the transfer member for a period of less than 0.5 seconds to increase flowability of the printing substance on the transfer member prior to the printing substance being transferred to a substrate; and
transferring, from the transfer member to the substrate, the printing substance heated by the pulse of heat so as to provide the printed image on the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,191,406

ROTATABLE MEMBER AND ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS INCLUDING THE ROTATABLE MEMBER

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A rotatable member for use with a rotatable driving member provided in a process cartridge or an electrophotographic image forming apparatus, said rotatable member comprising:a hollow cylindrical rotation shaft engageable with the rotatable driving member,
wherein said rotation shaft includes a seam extending from one end to the other end thereof in an axial direction thereof,
wherein said rotation shaft includes a transmitting surface engaging with the driving member and configured to receive a driving force for rotating said rotation shaft about the axial direction, and
wherein said transmitting surface is twisted or inclined with respect to the axial direction.

US Pat. No. 10,191,379

REMOVING PHOTORESIST FROM A WAFER

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. A method for removing photoresist off of a wafer, comprising:moving a wafer having a photoresist film into a bath of a process liquid in a process tank, with the process liquid removing the photoresist film from the wafer, and with some of the removed photoresist film comprising solids;
pumping process liquid from the process tank to a filter assembly having filter media;
moving the process liquid through the filter media, with the filter media filtering out the solids from the process liquid;
returning the filtered process liquid to the process tank;
scraping the filter media, by rotating a rotor within a filter chamber formed by the filter media, with the rotor having blades contacting the filter media, to move the filtered out solids to a collector in the filter assembly;
removing the filtered out solids from the collector; and
removing the wafer from the process tank.

US Pat. No. 10,191,336

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE THAT AVOIDS INFLUENCE ON IMAGE QUALITY DUE TO RESIDUAL IONS

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. A liquid crystal display device comprising:a first substrate and a second substrate,
a liquid crystal layer sandwiched between the first substrate and the second substrate,
the first substrate having; scanning lines extending in a first direction and arranged in a second direction,
videos signal lines arranged to cross the scanning lines,
a pixel area surrounded by the scanning lines and the video signal lines, and
a pixel electrode formed in the pixel area,
wherein the first substrate has conductive wirings between the video signal line and the liquid crystal layer in cross sectional view, at least an organic insulating film is formed between the conductive wiring and the video signal line,
the conductive wirings are formed over the video signal lines in a plan view,
a width in the first direction of one of the conductive wirings is larger than a width in the first direction of one of the video signal lines,
the one conductive wiring has edges on both sides extending in the second direction,
the one video signal line has edges on both sides extending in the second direction, and
an amount of the one conductive wiring that extends beyond the edges of the one video signal line to the edges of the one conductive wiring in a plan view is essentially the same on both sides of the one video signal line.

US Pat. No. 10,191,329

REFLECTIVE LIGHT CONTROL FILM AND DISPLAY DEVICE FOR A CAR COMPRISING THE SAME

DONGWOO FINE-CHEM CO., LT...

1. A reflective light control film comprising:a transparent film having one surface and the other surface opposite to the one surface, a plurality of protruded line patterns formed on the one surface, each of the plurality of protruded line patterns including a first side having an inclination angle with respect to the one surface and a second side;
a light reflection layer provided on the first side, the light reflection layer having a first surface being in contact with the first side and a second surface opposite to the first surface; and
a light shielding layer disposed directly on the second surface of the light reflection layer,
wherein the second side is transparent, and
light incident on the other surface is reflected by the first surface of the light reflection layer, and then shielded by an adjacent light shielding layer.

US Pat. No. 10,191,325

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL THEREOF

Shenzhen China Star Optoe...

5. A liquid crystal display panel, comprising a plurality of pixel units, a first substrate and a second substrate, which are oppositely spaced and located, and a liquid crystal layer sandwiched in between, wherein:each pixel unit comprises staggered reflecting regions and transmitting regions;
a side of the first substrate adjacent to the liquid crystal layer comprises a pixel electrode and a reflective layer, and the pixel electrode corresponds to the transmitting region, and the reflective layer corresponds to the reflecting region; wherein the pixel electrode and the reflective layer are arranged in a same plane on the side of the first substrate adjacent to the liquid crystal layer;
a side of the second substrate adjacent to the liquid crystal layer comprises a common electrode, and the common electrode corresponds to the reflecting region and the transmitting region;
wherein the pixel unit only applies voltages to the pixel electrode corresponding to the transmitting region and to the common electrode without applying voltages to the reflective layer of the reflecting region having no electrode therein to achieve transflective display of the liquid crystal display panel, and both the liquid crystal layer in the transmitting region and the liquid crystal layer in the reflecting region are vertically orientated when no voltage is applied to diminish a dark-state light leakage to promote a display contrast.

US Pat. No. 10,191,289

MODULAR ACCESSORIES FOR HEAD-MOUNTABLE DEVICE

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A retention system for use with a personal display module that includes a display unit configured to present information to a user via a display mounted thereon, a housing unit remote from the display, and a connecting member extending at least partially between the housing unit and the display and including a first attachment structure and a first conductive contact, the retention system comprising:a center support of a viewing portion of the retention system;
a first side arm extending from the center support on a first side thereof;
a second side arm extending from the center support on a second side thereof, the first and second side arms on opposing sides of the center support;
an attachment arm extending from the center support on the second side thereof, the attachment arm including a second attachment structure configured to releasably attach with the first attachment structure of the personal display module, the attachment arm further including a second conductive contact that is positioned to engage with the first conductive contact of the personal display module; and
a component module disposed on the first side arm and containing a first electronic component that is electrically connected with the second conductive contact through a portion of the first side arm, the center support, and a portion of the second side arm,
wherein releasable attachment between the first attachment structure and the second attachment structure removably secures the retention system to the display module such that a resulting assembly is wearable on a head of the user with the display of the display module positioned adjacent an eye of the user and such that the first electronic component is electrically connected with the display module by engagement between the first and second conductive contacts.

US Pat. No. 10,191,276

IMAGING ADJUSTMENT DEVICE AND IMAGING ADJUSTMENT METHOD

BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TEC...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a memory that stores executable instructions; and
a processor, coupled to the memory, that facilitates execution of the executable instructions to perform operations, comprising:
determining imaging correction information corresponding to correcting a deformation of a first image of an object from a first viewing angle relative to a second image of the object from a second viewing angle, wherein the deformation is a perspective deformation of the first image of the object relative to the second image of the object, wherein the perspective deformation results from an imaging receiver not being perpendicular to the object, and wherein the imaging receiver is an eye or an image recording device; and
adjusting at least one imaging parameter of a group of adjustable imaging parameters for at least one corresponding subregion of an imaging lens group used to cause the first image of the object from the first viewing angle, wherein the imaging lens group comprises a plurality of subregions having adjustable imaging parameters in the form of an array, wherein images, comprising the first image, formed by the imaging lens group are adaptable by adjusting portions of the imaging lens group to embody the group of adjustable imaging parameters, and wherein the adjusting the at least one imaging parameter corresponds to adjusting the first image of the object formed by the imaging lens group according to the imaging correction information resulting in an adjusted image, wherein:
the adjusted image is directed to the eye based on the adjusting the least one imaging parameter, and the imaging lens group is at least partially comprised in spectacles, or
the adjusted image is directed to the image recording device based on the adjusting the least one imaging parameter, and the image recording device comprises, at least in part, the imaging lens group.

US Pat. No. 10,191,267

MICROSCOPE SYSTEM

OLYMPUS CORPORATION, Tok...

1. A microscope system comprising:a stage configured to have a specimen placed thereon;
a light emitting diode configured to emit illumination light for illuminating the specimen;
an optical system configured to condense the illumination light emitted by the light emitting diode and irradiate the specimen with the illumination light;
an input unit configured to receive an input of a light control signal that adjusts a light amount of the light emitting diode; and
a control unit configured to:
determine whether the light control signal instructs to decrease or increase the light amount of the light emitting diode,
when the light control signal instructs to decrease the light amount of the light emitting diode, control the light amount of the light emitting diode to instantly have a value according to the light control signal, and
when the light control signal instructs to increase the light amount of the light emitting diode, select a predetermined time from among a plurality of values to control the light amount of the light emitting diode to become a light amount according to the light control signal by delaying the light control signal by the predetermined time from a timing when the light control signal is input, by changing the light amount of the light emitting diode to become the light amount according to the light control signal in a stepwise manner within the predetermined time.

US Pat. No. 10,191,260

ZOOM IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS

OLYMPUS CORPORATION, Tok...

1. A zoom image pickup apparatus, comprising:a mount portion;
a zoom lens which forms an image of light incident from the mount portion; and
an image pickup element which is disposed at an image forming position, wherein
the zoom lens includes in order from an object side,
a first lens unit having a positive refractive power,
a second lens unit having a negative refractive power,
a third lens unit having a positive refractive power,
a fourth lens unit having a negative refractive power, and
a fifth lens unit having a positive refractive power, and
the fourth lens unit is a focusing lens unit, and
at the time of zooming from a wide angle end to a telephoto end, at least the second lens unit and the fourth lens unit move, and
at the wide angle end when focused to a first object, the following conditional expression (1) is satisfied:
?L1 where,
?L1 denotes an effective diameter of a lens surface positioned nearest to object of the zoom lens,
?3GL1 denotes an effective diameter of a lens surface positioned nearest to object of the third lens unit,
the first object is an object when an object-point distance is 1000 mm, here
the object-point distance is a distance from a lens surface positioned nearest to object of the zoom lens, up to the object, and
the effective diameter is the maximum diameter of a range on a target lens surface, through which a light ray contributing to image formation passes.

US Pat. No. 10,191,213

SHIELDING STRUCTURES BETWEEN OPTICAL WAVEGUIDES

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. An optical waveguide device, comprising:a first optical waveguide core directly on and in contact with an insulator layer;
a second optical waveguide core adjacent to the first optical waveguide core;
an upper insulator layer formed directly on surfaces of the first optical waveguide core and on surfaces of the second optical waveguide core; and
a shielding structure in a trench in the upper insulator layer between the first optical waveguide core and the second optical waveguide core, the shielding structure comprising a material configured to prevent the transmission of light from the first optical waveguide core to the second optical waveguide core,
wherein the first optical waveguide core and the second optical waveguide core each comprise silicon; and
the insulator layer and the upper insulator layer each comprise oxide.

US Pat. No. 10,191,212

EXPANDABLE LIGHT GUIDE FOR BACKLIGHT

Manufacturing Resources I...

1. A backlight assembly comprising:a light guide plate having a pair of opposing edges;
a light guide spacer located rearward of the light guide plate and coupled to the light guide plate so as to be movable therewith;
a back pan located rearward of the light guide spacer; and
a sliding LED subassembly, the sliding LED subassembly comprising a connecting assembly, and a plurality of LEDs that are separated from the edge of the light guide by a gap of some distance, a portion of the connecting assembly of the LED subassembly located rearward of the back pan and coupled to the light guide spacer by an element that passes through a slot in the back pan such that the LED subassembly is movable with the light guide spacer and the distance between the LEDs and the edge of the light guide plate will remain the same during movement of the light guide plate.

US Pat. No. 10,191,199

DISPLAY INCLUDING A FILM LIGHTGUIDE BENT AROUND A GUIDE ELEMENT

Flex Lighting II, LLC, C...

1. A display comprising:a light source;
a spatial light modulator with a first outer surface and an active area;
a film including a body having an inner surface and an opposing outer surface in a thickness direction of the film, the body of the film comprising a light emitting region defined by a plurality of light extracting features, the light emitting region is positioned adjacent the active area of the spatial light modulator in the thickness direction and is substantially parallel to the first outer surface of the spatial light modulator;
a light input region of the film configured to receive light emitted from the light source;
a light mixing region of the film positioned along the film between the light input region and the light emitting region such that the light emitted from the light source propagates by total internal reflection from the light input region, through the light mixing region, and into the light emitting region in a total internal reflection condition, wherein the light extracting features redirect a portion of the light out of the film in the light emitting region toward the spatial light modulator; and
a guide element positioned along a first edge of the spatial light modulator, the guide element having a surface curved in a first plane comprising the thickness direction of the film, wherein
the film is folded along the curved surface of the guide element at a first fold in the first plane such that the first fold positions a portion of the light mixing region above or below the active area of the spatial light modulator in the thickness direction;
the light mixing region comprises the first fold; and
the inner surface of the film in the light mixing region is curved along the curved surface of the guide element at the first fold and is in contact with the curved surface at the first fold.

US Pat. No. 10,191,171

VARIABLE BUOYANCY CONTROL AND RECOVERY SYSTEM FOR SEISMIC DATA ACQUISITION

ION Geophysical Corporati...

1. An apparatus comprising:a seismic cable system configured to acquire seismic data, the seismic cable system having a cable jacket;
a reservoir for ballast fluid;
a transfer mechanism configured to transfer the ballast fluid between the reservoir and the seismic cable system during acquisition of the seismic data, wherein the ballast fluid is transferred to the seismic cable system within the cable jacket;
a controller configured to adjust a buoyancy of the seismic cable system responsive to the transfer of the ballast fluid;
a modular housing disposed about the reservoir and the fluid transfer mechanism, wherein the modular housing is configured for mounting coaxially along the seismic cable system, wherein the modular housing is configured for coupling about the outer jacket of the seismic cable system; and
a port configured for transferring the ballast fluid from the reservoir through an outer diameter of the cable jacket.

US Pat. No. 10,191,169

DISTRIBUTED SEISMIC NODE COMPUTING

ION Geophysical Corporati...

1. A seismic survey method comprising:acquiring seismic sensor data with an array of seismic receivers deployed in a survey area, each seismic receiver comprising a seismic sensor for acquiring the seismic sensor data, a clock, a local controller and local memory, wherein the seismic sensor data characterize a seismic wavefield proximate the respective seismic receivers in the survey area;
associating the seismic sensor data with timing information from the respective clocks;
generating quality control data for the seismic sensor data acquired by each seismic receiver, the quality control data generated by the local controllers on each seismic receiver based on the respective seismic sensor data and associated timing information; and
generating a seismic data flow for recording in the local memory of each of the seismic receivers, each seismic data flow comprising the quality control data generated by the respective local controller, the seismic sensor data and the associated timing information.

US Pat. No. 10,191,161

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR THE LOCATION AND IDENTIFICATION OF A RADIATION SOURCE

Consolidated Nuclear Secu...

1. A handheld device for the location and identification of a radiation source, comprising:a radiation transparent housing;
a radiation locator device disposed within the radiation transparent housing operable for determining the location of the radiation source, wherein the radiation locator device comprises a plurality of gamma detection crystals arranged in a geometric pattern and separated by a gamma shielding material, a plurality of detectors coupled to the plurality of gamma detection crystals, and a processor module coupled to the plurality of detectors;
one or more of a neutron detection crystal and a gamma spectroscopy crystal disposed within the radiation transparent housing; and
one or more detectors coupled to the one or more of the neutron detection crystal and the gamma spectroscopy crystal and the processor module;
wherein the one or more of the neutron detection crystal and the gamma spectroscopy crystal, the one or more detectors, and the processor module are collectively operable for identifying the radiation source; and
wherein the one or more of the neutron detection crystal and the gamma spectroscopy crystal comprise both a neutron detection crystal and a gamma spectroscopy crystal.

US Pat. No. 10,191,112

EARLY DEVELOPMENT OF A DATABASE OF FAIL SIGNATURES FOR SYSTEMATIC DEFECTS IN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT (IC) CHIPS

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A method for fail signature database development and use during chip manufacturing, the method comprising:developing a fail signature database, the fail signature database storing fail signatures and corresponding root causes associated with systematic defects, the systematic defects being previously identified on failing prototype chips manufactured according to a specific design and the corresponding root causes being determined given different process specifications used to form at least some of the prototype chips; and
using the fail signature database for detection of one or more specific systematic defects in the production chips, wherein production chips are subsequently manufactured according to the specific design and using a particular set of process specifications;
wherein the using of the fail signature database comprises:
after the developing of the fail signature database, manufacturing the production chips;
identifying failing production chips;
developing new fail signatures for systematic defects on the failing production chips; and
comparing the new fail signatures to the fail signatures in the fail signature database to find signatures matches, each signature match being indicative of a given failing production chip having a same systematic defect with a same root cause as a given failing prototype chip;
further comprising, based on the signature match, performing in-line advanced process control.

US Pat. No. 10,191,108

ON-CHIP SENSOR FOR MONITORING ACTIVE CIRCUITS ON INTEGRATED CIRCUIT (IC) CHIPS

Globalfoundries Inc., Gr...

1. A sensor for monitoring for the effects of operating conditions, said sensor comprising:a multi-fingered driver associated with a monitored circuit on an integrated circuit (IC) chip, said monitored circuit having known parameter sensitivities, said multi-fingered driver being sensitive to one or more of said known parameter sensitivities;
a load capacitor selected to load said multi-fingered driver for a particular monitored sensitivity from the one or more said known parameter sensitivities;
a fail threshold for the particular monitored sensitivity of the sensor set higher than a threshold of the monitored circuit so that the sensor fails before said monitored circuit;
a load driven by said multi-fingered driver;
a sense and control logic circuit providing a drive signal selectively driving said multi-fingered driver, and selectively monitoring said load across fingers of the multi-fingered driver for detecting the fail threshold of the particular monitored sensitivity at any of said fingers to identify impending IC chip failure.

US Pat. No. 10,191,107

RANKING DEFECTS WITH YIELD IMPACTS

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A method comprising:identifying failure types that caused defective items to fail testing using a processor;
grouping the defective items by the failure types to produce failure-type groups using the processor;
determining a failure-type limited yield within each of the failure-type groups using the processor;
analyzing the defective items to identify defect types that caused failures using defect identification equipment;
determining a failure-type group-specific defect ratio based on proportions of the defect types within each of the failure-type groups using the processor;
weighting each of the failure-type group-specific defect ratio using the failure-type limited yield, to produce a weighted failure-type group-specific defect limited yield for each of the defect types within each of the failure-type groups using the processor;
for each of the defect types, combining the weighted failure-type group-specific defect limited yield from each of the failure-type groups to produce a failure-type influenced defect-type total limited yield for each of defect types using the processor;
ranking the defect types based on the failure-type influenced defect-type total limited yield using the processor; and
correcting a design of manufactured items used to produce the defective items by fixing a defect with the lowest failure type influenced defect-type total limited yield based on the ranking.

US Pat. No. 10,191,085

WIRED RUBBER CONTACT AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Hyung Ik Kim, Chongju-sh...

3. A wired rubber contact comprising:a lower film including a plurality of openings and a plurality of lower electrode parts formed in the openings;
an upper film including a plurality of openings and a plurality of upper electrode parts formed in the openings and facing the lower electrode parts;
a plurality of conductive wires disposed between the lower film and the upper film and connecting between the lower electrode parts and the upper electrode parts, a length of the conductive wires being greater than an interval between the lower film and the upper film;
a rubber layer including elastic material and disposed between the lower film and the upper film to bury the conductive wires, the rubber layer maintaining a constant distance between the lower film and the upper film;
a film guide disposed to surround side surfaces of the rubber layer and the lower film, the film guide having a thickness greater than the lower film; and
a combining member including elastic adhesive and attached to a side surface of the rubber layer and an upper surface of the film guide to combine the rubber layer with the film guide,
wherein the lower film is attached to a lower surface of the rubber layer, and the upper film is attached to an upper surface of the rubber layer,
wherein the wired rubber contact is interposed between a semiconductor chip and a stage,
wherein the semiconductor chip is disposed on the upper film, and electrode pads of the semiconductor chip make contact with the upper electrode parts exposed on the upper film, and
wherein the stage is disposed under the lower film, and the lower electrode parts exposed under the lower film make contact with electrode pads of the stage.

US Pat. No. 10,190,898

PHYSICAL-QUANTITY DETECTION DEVICE

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. A physical quantity detection device that detects a plurality of physical quantities of a measuring target gas flowing in a main passage, comprising:a housing that is disposed in the main passage;
a printed circuit board that is formed to be inserted in the housing;
a plurality of detection sensors that are mounted on one surface and the other surface of the printed circuit board;
a first bypass passage through which the measuring target gas is taken in from a first bypass passage inlet opened to the housing, and the measuring target gas is discharged from a first bypass passage outlet opened to the housing;
a second bypass passage through which the measuring target gas is taken in from a second bypass passage inlet opened to the housing, and the measuring target gas is discharged from a second bypass passage outlet opened to the housing, wherein
at least one detection sensor among the plurality of detection sensors is disposed in the first bypass passage, and at least one detection sensor different from the detection sensor is disposed in the second bypass passage,
the printed circuit board includes
a detection sensor surface region in one surface of the printed circuit board in which the detection sensor is disposed, and
a circuit component surface region in which circuit components other than the detection sensor are disposed,
a facing surface region is provided in another surface of the printed circuit board adjacent to the circuit component surface region, and
at least a part of the facing surface region among the other surface of the printed circuit board is exposed to the second bypass passage.

US Pat. No. 10,190,875

PATTERN MEASUREMENT CONDITION SETTING DEVICE AND PATTERN MEASURING DEVICE

Hitachi High-Technologies...

1. A pattern measurement condition setting device which sets a pattern measurement condition when measurement of a pattern is executed based on electron detection obtained by emitting a charged particle beam to a sample, the device comprising:an arithmetic unit which selects a pattern having a predetermined condition from pattern information for each of a plurality of exposure conditions obtained when an exposure condition of a reduced projection exposure device is changed, or pattern information for each of a plurality of exposure conditions obtained when a simulated exposure condition is changed, the arithmetic unit selecting said pattern as an object to be measured or a candidate for the object to be measured, the change of the size or shape of the pattern with respect to a change of the exposure condition satisfying the predetermined condition, and a number of said patterns having a same shape as that of the pattern satisfying the predetermined condition,
wherein the arithmetic unit narrows down the number of the plurality of patterns having the same pattern shape by reducing a size of an instrumentation region and ordering the plurality of patterns based on design data, and calculates the size of change of the pattern shape with respect to the change of an exposure condition parameter by using a result based on the narrowed-down pattern shape or information on the pattern shape formed by changing the exposure condition,
wherein the predetermined condition is based on an exposure condition parameter sensitivity and the number of the plurality of patterns having the same shape, and
wherein the exposure condition parameter sensitivity is determined by calculating a variation of a pattern shape change amount with respect to a change in the size of the instrumentation region and a change in said exposure condition parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,190,858

GUN MAGAZINE POUCH ASSEMBLY

1. An assembly for supporting gun magazines comprising:a plurality of pouches, each of said pouches connectable in articulating relationship with another of said pouches by at least one post portion defining a pivot axis about which at least one post receiving portion of a pouch is pivotable, each of said pouches comprising a housing portion adapted to receive a gun magazine therein and each of said housing portions comprising a strap adapter portion constructed and arranged to receive an elongate flexible strap member that is attachable to and detachable from a human body.

US Pat. No. 10,190,827

CONDENSER AND TURBINE EQUIPMENT

MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER ...

1. A condenser comprising:a container into which a condensable gas is to flow;
cooling pipes which are positioned inside the container and configured to cool the condensable gas so as to form a condensate;
an extraction air flow path for extracting a noncondensable gas included inside the container;
at least one extraction hole which is defined in the extraction air flow path and through which an interior of the extraction air flow path and an interior of the container communicate with each other; and
at least one cover which is configured with a gap spaced from the extraction air flow path and covers the at least one extraction hole so as to regulate an inflow of the condensate into the at least one extraction hole,
wherein:
the extraction air flow path is composed of an extraction box,
the at least one extraction hole is defined in a side surface of the extraction box which is a vertical surface,
the at least one cover includes an upper cover which protrudes from the side surface of the extraction box above the at least one extraction hole and covers the at least one extraction hole with a gap spaced from the side surface of the extraction box, and a lower cover which protrudes from the side surface of the extraction box below the at least one extraction hole and covers the upper cover with a gap spaced from the upper cover such that the upper cover ends before the lower cover,
the lower cover extends beyond an end of the upper cover, and
the lower cover includes a drain hole for discharging the condensate.

US Pat. No. 10,190,826

CONDENSER FOR CONDENSING STEAM FROM A STEAM TURBINE

MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER ...

1. A condenser including:a vessel configured to receive a flow of steam in a first direction;
a cooling tube group having an interior hollow portion and disposed inside the vessel, the cooling tube group having a length extending in the first direction, the cooling tube group being formed by arranging a plurality of cooling tube in a second direction which is orthogonal to the first direction;
a non-condensed gas discharge unit provided at a downstream end portion of the cooling tube group along the first direction, wherein the non-condensed gas discharge unit is elongated in the second direction and includes an opening directed toward the hollow portion; and
a partition member extending from the open side of the non-condensed gas discharge unit toward the hollow portion.

US Pat. No. 10,190,798

AIR DEFLECTOR DEVICE AND AIR CONDITIONER

GREE ELECTRIC APPLIANCES,...

10. An air conditioner, comprising a case, a driving device and an air deflector device, the air deflector device comprising:an air deflector provided with rotating shaft inserting channels; and
a rotating shaft system;
wherein
one end of the rotating shaft system is provided with a first connecting part configured to connect with the driving device, and the other end of the rotating shaft system is provided with a second connecting part configured to connect with the case of the air conditioner;
the rotating shaft system comprises at least two air deflector rotating shaft;
every adjacent two rotating shafts are connected through a connecting rod;
each air deflector rotating shaft comprises:
an inserting plate configured to be inserted into and clamped in the corresponding rotating shaft inserting channel in such a manner that the inserting plate is immovable relative to the rotating shaft inserting channel when the air deflector is in operation, and
a bent part; and
one end of the bent part is provided with a fitting portion matching with the connecting rod, and the other end of the bent part is fixedly connected with the inserting plate.

US Pat. No. 10,190,795

AIR CONDITIONER DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM, AIR CONDITIONER AND MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL

Hitachi-Johnson Controls ...

9. An air conditioner diagnostic system of an air conditioner having an outdoor unit and an indoor unit, wherein:the air conditioner includes a control board disposed in the outdoor unit or the indoor unit, and the control board includes a wireless communication unit configured to wirelessly transmit operation data indicating an operation state of the air conditioner and model data by light emission to a mobile communication terminal,
the wireless communication unit is further configured to wirelessly transmit the operation data and the model data of the air conditioner by light emission only in response to a reception request from the mobile communication terminal,
the mobile communication terminal is configured to receive the light emission from the wireless communication unit via a camera function,
the mobile communication terminal is further configured to communicate with a maintenance server system installed in a remote location, which stores a diagnostic program corresponding to each model of the air conditioner; and
based on the model data and the operation data received by the mobile communication terminal, the maintenance server system or the mobile communication terminal is configured to diagnose the air conditioner using the diagnostic program corresponding to the model data, and the mobile communication terminal is configured to display a diagnostic result of the diagnostic program on a display unit of the mobile communication terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,190,775

COMBUSTOR AND GAS TURBINE HAVING THE SAME

MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER ...

1. A combustor comprising:a nozzle centered on a burner axis and configured to inject fuel;
a burner case having a tubular shape, surrounding an outer circumference of the nozzle, and being configured to inject air and the fuel from the nozzle from an upstream side in an axial direction in which the burner axis extends to a downstream side; and
a base plate spreading from a downstream end of the burner case in a radial direction based on the burner axis and defining a purging air space for purging air at an outer circumferential side of the burner case and an upstream side of the base plate,
wherein:
a purging air flow passage for injecting the purging air from the purging air space into the burner case or to the downstream side is defined in the burner case,
an inflow opening of the purging air flow passage for injecting the purging air is defined through a radially extending upstream-side surface of the base plate, and
an outflow opening of the purging air flow passage for injecting the purging air is defined within at least one of:
(i) a radial range from an inner circumferential surface of the burner case to a shorter of a radial plate thickness of a case forming plate defining the burner case and a value corresponding to an axial plate thickness of the base plate, and
(ii) an axial range from the downstream end of the burner case to a shorter of a value corresponding to the radial plate thickness of the case forming plate defining the burner case and the axial plate thickness of the base plate.

US Pat. No. 10,190,770

METHOD FOR COOLING SOLID RESIDUES OF A COMBUSTION PROCESS

HITACHI ZOSEN INOVA AG, ...

1. A conveying device, comprising:a conveyor belt with a conveying surface for conveying solid residues; and
means for cooling the solid residues comprising a coolant supply for introducing a gaseous coolant and a coolant evacuation for extracting at least part of the coolant heated by the solid residues, wherein:
the conveyor belt is essentially impermeable to the coolant,
the conveyor belt is an endless conveyor belt that is guided around at least two rollers and forms a loop with a conveying strand and a return strand, the loop together with laterally arranged side walls enclosing a space to which are assigned the coolant supply and the coolant evacuation,
the space between the conveying strand and the return strand is divided with a wall running essentially parallel to a plane of the conveying strand so as to form an interspace between the conveying strand and the wall, the coolant supply and the coolant evacuation being arranged in the interspace or being connected to the interspace, and
the coolant supply and the coolant evacuation are configured such that the coolant is in contact only with a side of the conveyor belt oriented away from the conveying surface.

US Pat. No. 10,190,733

LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE AND ILLUMINATION APPARATUS

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A light source device comprising:a substrate;
an excitation light source emitting excitation light;
a light emitting section formed by stacking a first layer and a second layer, the first layer including a first phosphor particle which receives the excitation light and emits fluorescence with a first peak wavelength, and the second layer including a second phosphor particle which receives the excitation light and emits fluorescence with a second peak wavelength different from the first peak wavelength; and
an uneven structure that scatters fluorescence and is located at an interface between the first layer and the second layer, wherein
the light emitting section is provided on the substrate,
light including the fluorescence emitted by the first phosphor particle and the fluorescence emitted by the second phosphor particle is emitted as illumination light,
the second layer is closer to the substrate than the first layer is,
the fluorescence emitted by the second layer has a longer peak wavelength than the fluorescence emitted by the first layer, and
the excitation light passes through the substrate so as to be incident on the light emitting section.

US Pat. No. 10,190,520

SIGNAL CONDITIONING MODULE FOR A WIDE-BAND OXYGEN SENSOR

Harley-Davidson Motor Com...

1. A signal conditioning module for a wide-band oxygen sensor installed in a vehicle, the signal conditioning module comprising:an electronic processor;
a first electrical coupling configured to be coupled to a port of an electrical harness, the port configured to receive an electrical coupling of a narrow-band oxygen sensor for providing power to the narrow-band oxygen sensor, and
a second electrical coupling configured to be coupled to the wide-band oxygen sensor,
wherein the electronic processor receives power over the first electrical coupling, powers the wide-band oxygen sensor over the second electrical coupling using the power received over the first electrical coupling, receives first data over the second electrical coupling from the wide-band oxygen sensor, converts the first data to second data, and outputs the second data over the first electrical coupling to the electrical harness for transmission to an electronic control unit coupled to the electrical harness.

US Pat. No. 10,190,283

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR COUPLING A WORK TOOL TO AN ARM ASSEMBLY OF A MACHINE

Caterpillar Work Tools B....

1. An apparatus for coupling a work tool to an arm assembly of a machine, the arm assembly comprising at least one arm, the apparatus comprising:first engagement means including a first plate fixed to the work tool, an external surface of the first plate spanning a thickness of the first plate defining a forward recess and an aft recess;
second engagement means including a second plate fixed to the work tool, the second plate being spaced apart from the first plate along a first direction, an external surface of the second plate spanning a thickness of the second plate defining a forward recess and an aft recess,
a concavity of each of the forward recess of the first plate, the aft recess of the first plate, the forward recess of the second plate, and the aft recess of the second plate facing a second direction, the second direction being transverse to the first direction;
a first covering member disposed on the first plate and a second covering member disposed on the second plate,
an external surface of the first covering member at least partly defining the forward recess of the first plate,
an external surface of the second covering member at least partly defining the forward recess of the second plate,
an internal surface of the first covering member defining an aperture through the first covering member,
an internal surface of the second covering member defining an aperture through the second covering member;
a third covering member disposed on the first plate and a fourth covering member disposed on the second plate,
an external surface of the third covering member at least partly defining the aft recess of the first plate,
an external surface of the fourth covering member at least partly defining the aft recess of the second plate,
an internal surface of the third covering member defining an aperture through the third covering member,
an internal surface of the fourth covering member defining an aperture through the fourth covering member; and
a first pin that is configured to engage with the at least one arm and the first engagement means,
wherein the first pin is configured to move between an extended position, for engaging with the first engagement means for coupling the work tool to the arm assembly, and a retracted position, for disengaging from the first engagement means for separating the work tool from the arm assembly, and
wherein the first plate and the second plate are disposed between the first covering member and the second covering member along the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,190,275

PAVEMENT SWEEPER WITH CONVEYOR LIFT-OUT DROP-IN SYSTEM

SCHWARZE INDUSTRIES, INC....

1. A motorized wheeled roadway vehicle for sweeping debris from a roadway surface, comprising:a debris receiving container;
a conveyor configured for conveying debris swept from the roadway surface to the debris receiving container, the conveyor having first and second stub shafts, the first stub shaft extending laterally outward from a first side of the conveyor and the second stub shaft extending laterally outward from a second side of the conveyor;
a rotatable broom configured for engagement with the roadway surface to sweep debris therefrom onto the conveyor for conveying the debris to the debris receiving container;
a cradle configured for supporting the conveyor and having first and second stub shaft receiving formations, each formation having a first part connected to the vehicle and having a semi-cylindrical surface configured for receiving the respective stub shaft and having a second removable part having a semi-cylindrical surface, the second removable part and the first part removeably secured together so that the semi-cylindrical surfaces define a bore configured for receiving the respective stub shaft; and
the second removeable parts selectively removeable from the respective first parts to present the stub shafts and the conveyor for removal from the first parts of said formations in a substantially vertical direction.

US Pat. No. 10,190,247

WALL-MOUNTED DRUM WASHING MACHINE AND METHOD FOR SENSING MOUNTING ABNORMALITY AND FALL THEREOF

Dongbu Daewoo Electronics...

1. A wall-mounted drum washing machine which includes a buffer member interposed between a through-hole and a wall surface, a rear panel mounted on the wall surface through a fastening member inserted through the through-hole, a tub containing wash water and supported by the rear panel, and a box unit coupled to the rear panel and surrounding the tub, comprising:a sensor configured to sense a contact state between the rear panel and the wall surface;
a control unit configured to determine a mounting abnormality of the drum washing machine, based on the sensed contact state;
a power supply unit configured to control power supply according to the determination result of the control unit; and
a nut member coupled to the fastening member for fixing the rear panel to the wall surface,
wherein the sensor is configured to sense the contact state between the rear panel and the wall surface when the nut member is loosened and moved.

US Pat. No. 10,190,208

METHODS FOR PACKAGING A PRECURSOR MATERIAL

HZO, INC., Draper, UT (U...

1. A method for packaging a precursor material for use in a material deposition process, comprising:analyzing at least one characteristic of a sample of a batch of the precursor material;
based on the at least one characteristic, determining a profile of the batch of the precursor material;
storing the profile on a tag;
packaging a portion of the batch of the precursor material with a boat configured for introduction into a material processing apparatus; and
associating the tag with the boat.

US Pat. No. 10,190,042

SILICONE PRODUCT, A LIGHTING UNIT COMPRISING THE SILICONE PRODUCT AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A SILICONE PRODUCT

Lumileds LLC, San, CA (U...

1. A method of manufacturing a silicone product comprising immobilized luminescent material, the method comprises the steps of:obtaining a first mixture comprising a homogeneous mixture of (1) filler particles of a light transmitting inert material and (2) a luminescent material comprising luminescent particles showing quantum confinement and having at least in one dimension a size in the nanometer range,
obtaining a second mixture from the first mixture by flocculating the luminescent particles on surfaces of the filler particles, wherein the filler particles are distributed in the second mixture so at least 60% of the luminescent particles are separated from other luminescence particles by at least a distance of 7 nanometers, and
obtaining a third mixture by mixing the second mixture with a polymeric material comprising a material of the group of polysiloxanes.

US Pat. No. 10,190,013

STAIN COMPOSITION

AXALTA COATING SYSTEMS IP...

1. A stain composition comprising:an inert suspension including
an aqueous carrier liquid:
at least one anti-ticking agent having a concentration in the stain composition ranging from about 3.0% by weight, based on an entire weight of the stain composition;
at least one colorant; and
at least one surfactant configured to at least partially suspend the at least one anti-ticking agent in the carrier liquid;
wherein the stain composition is used with soft and porous substrates.

US Pat. No. 10,189,973

LCP DERIVATIVE/SOFT MAGNETIC FERRITE COMPOSITE MATERIAL AND PREPARATION METHOD THEREFOR

YUNNAN INFINE NEO-MATERIA...

1. A preparation method of an LCP derivative/soft magnetic ferrite composite material comprising the following structural units:and the molar ratio of (a+b) to c is 1:1, the preparation method comprising the steps of:A. reacting 2,5-dimethyl-p-acetoxybenzoic acid, 2,5-dimethyl-p-aminobenzoic acid and 1,5-dimethyl-6-acetyloxy-2-naphthoic acid in presence of an acidic catalyst to prepare a LCP derivative oligomer;
B. polarizing the LCP derivative oligomer obtained in the step A to form a helical oligomer;
C. mixing the helical oligomer obtained in the step B with soft magnetic ferrite particles and subjecting to host-guest complex assembly; and
D. polycondensating the complex assembled material obtained in the step C to obtain the said composite material.

US Pat. No. 10,189,971

FLEXIBLE SHEET, THERMALLY CONDUCTIVE COMPONENT, ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE COMPONENT, ANTISTATIC COMPONENT, HEATING ELEMENT, ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE SHIELD, AND METHOD OF PRODUCING FLEXIBLE SHEET

LINTEC OF AMERICA, INC., ...

1. A flexible sheet comprising a composite sheet, the composite sheet comprising an elastic binder and a carbon nanotube sheet containing a plurality of carbon nanotubes that is disposed in the elastic binder, wherein the carbon nanotube sheet has as a waveform structure with a plurality of peaks and valleys, the waveform structure travelling along a single direction in a plane of the composite sheet to enable the flexible sheet to be stretched in the direction of the waveform structure.

US Pat. No. 10,189,868

METHOD FOR DEPOLYMERISING OXYGENATED POLYMER MATERIALS

1. A process for depolymerizing oxygenated polymer materials by selective cleavage of the oxygen-carbonyl bonds of the ester functions and of the carbonate functions, comprising a step of placing said oxygenated polymer materials in contact with a silane compound of formula (I)
in which
R1, R2 and R3 represent, independently of each other, a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a hydroxyl group, an alkyl group, an alkenyl group, an alkynyl group, an alkoxy group, an aryloxy group, a silyl group, a siloxy group, an aryl group, an amino group, said alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, alkoxy, silyl, siloxy, aryl and amino groups being optionally substituted, or
R1 is as defined above and R2 and R3, taken together with the silicon atom to which they are linked, form an optionally substituted silyl heterocycle;in the presence of a catalyst which is:an organic catalyst selected from the group consisting of
the carbocations of formula (X1)3C+ with X1 representing a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an aryl group, an alkoxy group, a silyl group, a siloxy group and a halogen atom;
oxoniums chosen from (CH3)3O+BF4? and (CH3CH2)3O+BF4?;
a silylium ion (R5)3Si+ with R5 representing, independently of each other, a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an alkenyl group, an alkynyl group, an aryl group, a heteroaryl group, a heterocycle, a silyl group, a siloxy group;
disilyl cations;
with the anionic counterion of said silylium ion, of said carbocations and of said disilyl cations being
a halide selected from the group consisting of F?, Cl?, Br? and I?; or
an anion selected from the group consisting of BF4?, SbF6?, B(C6F5)4?, B(C6H5)4?, CF3SO3?, PF6?; or
an organometallic catalyst comprising ruthenium or iridium selected from the group consisting of:
the iridium complexes of formula (II):

in which
R6 represents an alkyl or aryl group;
R7 represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group;
X2 represents a —CH2? group or an oxygen atom;
Y? represents a counterion selected from the group consisting of B(C6F5)4? and B(C6H5)4; and
S represents a solvent molecule, coordinated to the complex, selected from the group consisting of dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), acetonitrile (CH3CN) and acetone (CH3COCH3); and
the ruthenium complexes of formula (III):

in which
R8 represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group;
R9 represents an aryl or an alkyl group, said aryl and alkyl groups being optionally substituted;
Z represents a —CH2? group, an oxygen atom or a sulfur atom; and
A?represents a counterion chosen from B(C6F5)4? and [CHB11H5Cl6]?; or
a catalyst of Lewis acid type selected from the group consisting of:
the boron compound selected from the group consisting of BF3, BF3(Et2O), BCl3, BBr3, triphenylhydroborane, tricyclohexylhydroborane, B(C6F5)3, B-methoxy-9borabicyclo[3.3.1]nonane (B-methoxy-9-BBN), B-benzyl-9-borabicyclo[3.3.1]nonane (B-benzyl-9-BBN);
the borenium compound Me-TBD-BBN30, the borenium ferrocene derivatives corresponding to the formula

in which R10=phenyl and R11 =3,5-dimethylpyridyl;
aluminum compounds selected from the group consisting of AlCl3, AlBr3, aluminum isopropoxide (Al(O-i-Pr)3), aluminum ethoxide (Al(C2H3O2)), Krossing's salt [Aq(CH2Cl2)]{Al [OC(CF3)3]4}, the Li{Al[OC(CF3)3]4}, Et2Al+;
indium compounds chosen from InCl3, In(OTf)3;
iron compounds chosen from FeCl3, Fe(OTf)3
tin compounds chosen from SnCl4, Sn(OTf)2,
phosphorus compounds chosen from PCl3, PCl5, POCl3
trifluoromethanesulfonate or triflate compounds (CF3SO3 ?) of transition metals and of lanthanides chosen from scandium triflate, ytterbium triflate, yttrium triflate, cerium triflate, samarium triflate and neodymium triflate.

US Pat. No. 10,189,863

5,6-DIHYDRO-4H-BENZO[B]THIENO-[2,3-D]AZEPINE DERIVATIVES

PULMOCIDE LIMITED, Londo...

21. A pharmaceutical composition comprising a compound according to claim 1 optionally in combination with one or more pharmaceutically acceptable diluents or carriers.

US Pat. No. 10,189,855

PRODRUGS OF FUMARATES AND THEIR USE IN TREATING VARIOUS DISEASES

Alkermes Pharma Ireland L...

1. A method of treating a multiple sclerosis or psoriasis comprising administering to a subject in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of formula (Ib):
wherein:
A?is a pharmaceutically acceptable anion;
R1 is unsubstituted C1-C6 alkyl;
La is unsubstituted C1-C6 alkyl linker,
R3? is unsubstituted C1-C6 alkyl; and
R2 and R3 are each, independently, H, unsubstituted C1-C6 alkyl, unsubstituted C2-C6 alkenyl, or unsubstituted C2-C6 alkynyl.

US Pat. No. 10,189,838

AZA-OXO-INDOLES FOR THE TREATMENT AND PROPHYLAXIS OF RESPIRATORY SYNCYTIAL VIRUS INFECTION

Hoffman-La Roche Inc., L...

1. Compounds of formula (I)whereinA is phenyl or pyridinyl, which is unsubstituted or substituted by C1-6alkyl, C1-6alkoxy, halogen, trifluoromethyl or cyano;
X is nitrogen, —CH or —CR7; provided that
when X is —CR7, R1 is hydrogen, wherein R7 is C1-6alkylsulfonyl-CyH2y—;
when X is nitrogen or —CH, R1 is C1-6alkylsulfonylphenyl-CyH2y—, thietan-3-yl-CyH2y—, dioxothietan-3-yl-CyH2y—, oxetan-3-yl-CyH2y—, aminooxetan-3-yl-CxH2x—, C1-6alkylsufinyl-CyH2y—,

 or R1 is —CyH2y—SO2R8, wherein R8is C1-6alkyl, cycloalkyl, C1-6alkylcarbonylamino, C1-6alkylamino, diC1-6alkylamino, amino, morpholinyl, pyrrolidinyl, piperazinyl,

 or R1 is —CyH2y—COR9, wherein R9 is cycloalkylsulfonylamino, cycloalkylsulfonylamino(C1-6alkyl) or C1-6alkylsulfonylamino(C1-6alkyl); or R1 is —CxH2x—NR10R11, wherein R10 and R11, together with the nitrogen atom, to which they are attached, form

R2 and R3 are hydrogen or deuterium simultaneously;
R4 and R5, with the carbon atom to which they are attached, form cyclopropyl;
R6 is hydrogen or halogen;
W1 is nitrogen or —CR12, wherein R12 is hydrogen or halogen;
W2 is —CH or nitrogen;
W3 is —CH or nitrogen; provided that at most one of W1, W2 and W3 is nitrogen;
x is 2-6;
y is 1-6;or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,189,836

THERAPEUTIC COMPOUNDS, COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

Genentech, Inc., South S...

1. A compound of Formula (I):or a salt or stereoisomer thereof, wherein:R1 is a 3-11 membered heterocyclyl that is optionally substituted with one or more Ra;
R2 is selected from the group consisting of:

each Ra is independently selected from the group consisting of OH, halo, C1-C6alkyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, 3-11 membered heterocyclyl, C(O)NRcRd, NRcRd, and C1-C6alkanoyl, wherein said alkyl, cycloalkyl, alkanoyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl are optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, C1-C6alkoxy, (C1-C6alkyl)S—, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 3-11 membered heterocyclyl that is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of —C(O)—NRcRd, —C(O)—ORk, —(C1-C6alkyl)-C(O)—NRcRd, and —(C1-C6alkyl)-C(O)—ORk, and C1-C6alkyl that is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, C1-C6alkoxy, and C3-C8cycloalkyl;
Rb is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, —ORk, —CN, C1-C6alkyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, 3-11 membered heterocyclyl, —NRsRt, —C(O)NRfRg, —S(O)nRe, —S(O)2NRfRg, —NRcC(O)Rm, and —C(O)Rm, wherein said C1-C6alkyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, C1-C6alkanoyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl are each independently optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from Rh; and Rx is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and C1-C6alkyl that is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from halo, cyano, and C1-C6alkoxy; or Rb and Rx taken together form a C1-C6alkenylene that is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from halo, cyano, and C1-C6alkoxy;
Rc and Rd, independently at each occurrence, are selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C6alkyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl, wherein each C1-C6alkyl is independently optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, cyano, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl; or alternatively Rc and Rd may be joined together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached to form an optionally substituted 3-11 membered heterocyclyl that is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and C1-C6alkyl that is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, C1-C6alkoxy, and C3-C8cycloalkyl;
each Re is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C6alkyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl, wherein any C1-C6alkyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from halo, cyano, hydroxy, C1-C6alkoxy, —SH, (C1-C6alkyl)S—, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and C1-C6alkyl that is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, C1-C6alkoxy, Rp, and C3-C8cycloalkyl;
Rf and Rg, independently at each occurrence, are selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C6alkyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl, wherein each C1-C6alkyl is independently optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl; or alternatively Rf and Rg may be joined together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached to form an optionally substituted 3-11 membered heterocyclyl that is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, (C1-C6alkyl)S—, cyano, and C1-C6alkyl that is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, C1-C6alkoxy, and C3-C8cycloalkyl;
each Rh is independently selected from the group consisting of halo, cyano, S(O)2NRfRg, C1-C6alkoxy, C1-C6alkanoyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl, wherein any C1-C6alkoxy, C1-C6alkanoyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, cyano, and C1-C6alkyl that is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, —S(O)2(C1-C6alkyl), C1-C6alkoxy, cyano, and C3-C8cycloalkyl;
each Rk is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C6alkyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl, wherein any C1-C6alkyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, cyano, 6-10 membered aryl and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl, wherein any said 6-10 aryl and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl is optionally substituted with halo, cyano, (C1-C6alkyl)2NC(O)—, or C1-C6alkyl that is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, C1-C6alkoxy, cyano, hydroxy, and C3-C8cycloalkyl;
Rm is selected from the group consisting of C1-C6alkyl, C1-C6alkoxy, C3-C8cycloalkyl, (C3-C8cycloalkyl)oxy, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl, wherein any C1-C6alkyl, C1-C6alkoxy, C3-C8cycloalkyl, (C3-C8cycloalkyl)oxy, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl is optionally substituted with one or more groups Rn;
each Rn is independently selected from the group consisting of halo, cyano, hydroxy, C1-C6alkyl, C1-C6alkoxy, C3-C8cycloalkyl, —SH, —NRuRv, C1-C6alkylthio, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl, wherein any C1-C6alkyl, C1-C6alkoxy, C3-C8cycloalkyl, C1-C6alkylthio, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, cyano, and C1-C6alkyl that is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo and cyano;
each Rp is independently selected from the group consisting of C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl, wherein any C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, cyano, hydroxy, C1-C6alkoxy, C3-C8cycloalkyl, —SH, (C1-C6alkyl)S—, and C1-C6alkyl that is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, hydroxy, C1-C6alkoxy, cyano, and C3-C8cycloalkyl;
Rs and Rt, independently at each occurrence, are selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C6alkyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl, wherein each C1-C6alkyl is independently optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, cyano, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl;
Ru and Rv, independently at each occurrence, are selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C6alkyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl, wherein each C1-C6alkyl is independently optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, cyano, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl;
n is 0, 1, or 2;
Rz1 and Rz2 are each independently selected from hydrogen and C1-C6alkyl; and
ring A is optionally further substituted with one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of CH3, CH2CH3, OCH3, OCHF2, OCH2F, OCF3, CF3, CHF2, CH2F, F and Cl.

US Pat. No. 10,189,827

RETINOIC ACID RECEPTOR ANTAGONISTS AS CHAPERONE-MEDIATED AUTOPHAGY MODULATORS AND USES THEREOF

ALBERT EINSTEIN COLLEGE O...

1. A pharmaceutical composition comprising a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier or diluent, and a compound of formula (II), wherein formula (II) is
wherein
R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R8 and R9 of formula (II) are independently H, hydroxyl, halogen, SH, NO2, CF3, COOH, COOR10, CHO, CN, NH2, NHR10, NHCONH2, NHCONHR10, NHCOR10, NHSO2R10, OCR10, COR10, CH2R10, CON(R10,R11), CH?N-OR10, CH?NR10, OR10, SR10, SOR10, SO2R10, COOR10, CH2N(R10,R11), N(R10,R11), or optionally substituted lower alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, aralkyl, or heteroaralkyl; wherein the optional substituent is one or more of F, Cl, Br, I, OH, SH, NO2, COOH, COOR10, R10, CHO, CN, NH2, NHR10, NHCONH2, NHCONHR10, NHCOR10, NHSO2R10, HOCR10, COR10, CH2R10, CON(R10, R11), CH?N-OR10, CH?NR10, OR10, SR10, SOR10, SO2R10, COOR10, CH2N(R10, R11), N(R10, R11);
R7 of formula (II) is H, hydroxyl, halogen, CF3, CN, OCF3, COOH, COOCH3, COOR10, COO(CH2)2Si(CH3)3, COOR10Si(CH3)3, NHCOCH3, C?C—CH2OH, C?C-R10-OH or optionally substituted alkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, aralkyl, heteroaralkyl, cyclic or heterocyclic; wherein the optional substituent is one or more of F, Cl, Br, I, OH, SH, NO2, CH3, R10, COOH, COOR10, CHO, CN, NH2, NHR10, NHCONH2, NHCONHR10, NHCOR10, NHSO2R10, HOCR10, COR10, CH2R10, CON(R10, R11), CH?N-OR10, CH?NR10, OR10, SR10, SOR10, SO2R10, COOR10, CH2N(R10, R11), N(R10, R11);
R10 and R11 are independently H or C1-C6 alkyl; and
X is CH2, C?O, NH, O, S or S?O; and Y is N or C;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,189,657

CAR DUMPER DUST CONTROL SYSTEM

Air-Cure Incorporated, M...

7. A dust control apparatus for use in an apparatus for rotary dumping of rail cars, comprising:a baffle support supporting a first baffle, a second baffle and a third baffle, a first space being defined between the first baffle and the second baffle and a second space being defined between the second baffle and the third baffle;
a diverter, overlying a backside hood, the diverter having a concave curved upper surface;
a backside hood presenting a primary air intake opening into a pit into which the rail cars are dumped and a secondary intake opening into the first space during a first portion of the rotary dumping or the second space during a second portion of the rotational dumping and depending upon a rotational position of the baffle support.

US Pat. No. 10,189,579

DYNAMIC EXTERIOR AIRCRAFT LIGHT UNIT AND METHOD OF OPERATING A DYNAMIC EXTERIOR AIRCRAFT LIGHT UNIT

GOODRICH LIGHTING SYSTEMS...

1. A dynamic exterior aircraft light unit, configured for being mounted to an aircraft (for illuminating an aircraft environment, the dynamic exterior aircraft light unit comprising:an LED group, comprising a plurality of LEDs, and
an optical system, comprising at least one optical element, the optical system being associated with the LED group for shaping an output light intensity distribution from the light emitted by the LED group,
wherein the LED group and the optical system are stationary within the dynamic exterior aircraft light unit, with each LED of the LED group having a set position with respect to the optical system, and
wherein the dynamic exterior aircraft light unit is configured to be operated in a plurality of operating modes, with a respective subset of the plurality of LEDs being switched on in each of the plurality of operating modes and with a different output light intensity distribution being emitted by the dynamic exterior aircraft light unit in each of the plurality of operating modes,
wherein a selection of the operating mode depending on an acceleration of the aircraft in the aircraft frame of reference,
wherein the selection of the operating mode depends on the acceleration of the aircraft over an acceleration consideration interval, and
wherein the dynamic exterior aircraft light unit is configured to determine a net acceleration direction from the acceleration of the aircraft over the acceleration consideration interval, wherein the selection of the operating mode depends on the net acceleration direction.

US Pat. No. 10,189,221

TRANSFER RING SHOE AND TRANSFER RING HAVING VARIED SHOE PROFILE

Davian Enterprises, LLC, ...

1. A transfer ring comprising:a circular frame;
a plurality of elongated driven links, each driven link having a first end rotatably mounted along the circular frame such that each driven link is rotatable between a contracted position and an expanded position;
a drive member disposed along the circular frame, the drive member being in operable engagement with the driven links and configured to drive the driven links between the contracted position and the expanded position; and
a plurality of shoes having arcuate interior surfaces facing substantially radially inwardly toward a central axis to collectively define a substantially cylindrical segmented gripping surface, each shoe being rotatably mounted to a second end of a respective one of the driven links, each shoe arcuate interior surface having a first arcuate edge and an opposite second arcuate edge extending substantially parallel to one another along a circumferential dimension of the cylindrical segmented gripping surface and opposite first and second end edges extending between respective ends of the first and second arcuate edges;
wherein the first end edge of the arcuate interior surface of each shoe is mounted adjacent the second end edge of the arcuate interior surface of a respective adjacent one of the shoes, and wherein the first end edge of the arcuate interior surface of a first one of the shoes defines a first profile shape, in the form of a plurality of alternating protrusions and recesses along the circumferential dimension, which is keyed to mating engagement with a shape of the second end edge of the arcuate interior surface of a second one of the shoes adjacent to the first one of the shoes, the remaining first and second end edges conforming to a second profile shape which is a substantially straight line extending substantially parallel to an axial dimension of the cylindrical segmented gripping surface.

US Pat. No. 10,189,208

HEADLAMP TRANSPORT DEVICE

HBPO GmbH, Lippstadt (DE...

1. A system for fastening at least one headlamp onto a motor vehicle front end, the system comprising:a) the at least one headlamp;
b) the motor vehicle front end; and
c) a transport holder,
wherein:
the at least one headlamp is movable from a transport position to an assembly position;
the at least one headlamp is fastened by means of the transport holder onto the front end in the transport position for transporting the front end during assembly of the motor vehicle;
the at least one headlamp is fastened to the front end in the assembly position after assembly of the motor vehicle;
the transport position is different from the assembly position; and
the transport holder is not active in maintaining the assembly position of the at least one headlamp.

US Pat. No. 10,189,192

DECORATIVE FOAM AND METHOD

NIKE, INC., Beaverton, O...

1. A foam midsole made by a method comprising:infusing a plurality of articles comprising a thermoplastic elastomer with a supercritical fluid, wherein the articles are pellets, beads, or particles;
removing the plurality of articles from the supercritical fluid, and either
(i) immersing the plurality of articles in a heated fluid to foam the plurality of articles, making a plurality of dyed foamed articles or
(ii) irradiating the plurality of articles with infrared or microwave radiation to foam the plurality of articles, making the plurality of dyed foamed articles;
wherein each of the plurality of dyed foamed articles include a first skin having a first skin thickness;
arranging the plurality of dyed foamed articles in a midsole mold; and
molding the plurality of dyed foamed articles together to form the foam midsole, the foam midsole including regions formed of the first skin of the each of the plurality of dyed foamed articles within the foam midsole and, on a molded outer surface of the foam midsole, a second skin having a second skin thickness;
wherein the plurality of dyed foamed articles are dyed during at least one of the infusing step and the immersing step, wherein dyeing the plurality of articles during the infusing step comprises infusing the plurality of articles with a supercritical fluid that has a dye dispersed or dissolved in the supercritical fluid such that the plurality of dyed foamed articles are made, and wherein dyeing the plurality of articles during the immersing step comprises immersing the plurality of articles in a heated fluid wherein the heated fluid is a heated fluid that contains a dye solution, such that the plurality of dyed foamed articles are made.

US Pat. No. 10,189,185

DEVICE FOR DISPLAYING IMAGE ON APPAREL

Nike, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. A method for manufacturing a customizable image displaying device for incorporation in an article of footwear, the method comprising:receiving, by a mold making device, an electronic copy of an image, the electronic copy comprising an electronic mapping of a plurality of pixels of the image;
creating, by the mold making device, a mold having a cavity corresponding to the electronic copy of the image; and
pressing a footwear blank and a background layer against the mold, the footwear blank having a coloring agent, wherein the mold deforms the footwear blank and causes the footwear blank to fill the cavity, the deformed footwear blank comprising one or more raised areas and one or more recessed areas corresponding to the image, wherein the background layer comprises at least a portion of the article of footwear.

US Pat. No. 10,189,167

SUCTION DEVICE, HOLDING DEVICE, AND CONVEYANCE METHOD

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A suction device adapted to be attached to a leading-end section of an articulated drive mechanism and adapted to be attached by suction to a plate-shaped structural member having a curvature at least in a predetermined direction, the suction device comprising:a support part configured to be attached to the leading-end section of the articulated drive mechanism;
a pair of suction mechanisms comprising a pair of suction surfaces and disposed apart from each other in a first direction with an attachment position of the support part interposed between the pair of suction mechanisms; and
a pair of first angle adjustment mechanisms configured to adjust an angle of inclination, with respect to the first direction, of each of the pair of suction surfaces of the pair of suction mechanisms,
wherein each of the pair of first angle adjustment mechanisms comprises:
a plate-shaped member having a bottom surface to which a corresponding one of the pair of suction mechanisms is attached,
a rocking member attached to an upper surface of the plate-shaped member,
a support shaft inserted into a through-hole of the rocking member,
a pair of first angle adjustment members attached to a bottom surface of the support part,
a pair of fixing pins inserted into female screws that are fastening holes of the pair of first angle adjustment members, and
a second angle adjustment member attached to the bottom surface of the support part and supporting the support shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,189,159

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DETECTING STATES OF OPERATION OF A ROBOTIC DEVICE

X Development LLC, Mount...

1. A method comprising:controlling, by one or more computing devices, a robotic device to perform a predetermined motion to accomplish a task within an environment of the robotic device, wherein the robotic device includes (i) a motor configured to receive electrical power for causing movement of the motor, (ii) a transmission coupled to the motor, (iii) a torque sensor coupled to the transmission and configured to determine a torque of the transmission and a direction of rotation of the transmission, (iv) a link coupled to the transmission, and (v) an encoder configured to measure a velocity of the link, and wherein the predetermined motion involves the motor moving the link;
determining, by the one or more computing devices, an expected state of operation of the link of the robotic device, the expected state of operation being associated with performance of the predetermined motion;
while the robotic device is performing the predetermined motion:
determining, by the one or more computing devices, a first measurement of the electrical power received by the motor, wherein the firt measurement has a respective sign;
based on the velocity of the link measured by the encoder, the torque of the transmission determined by the torque sensor, and the direction of rotation of the transmission determined by the torque sensor, determining, by the one or more computing devices, a second measurement of mechanical power associated with the link, wherein the second measurement has a respective sign;
determining, by the one or more computing devices, a current state of operation of the link of the robotic device based on a comparison of the signs of the first and second measurements to predetermined reference data, wherein the predetermined reference data includes multiple distinct pairs of an electrical power measurement sign and a mechanical power measurement sign and correlates each pair with a state of operation of the link of the robotic device; and
making, by the one or more computing devices, a determination that the current state of operation differs from the expected state of operation; and
based on the determination that the current state of operation differs from the expected state of operation, controlling, by the one or more computing devices, the link of the robotic device to perform a physical action different from the predetermined motion.

US Pat. No. 10,189,158

ROBOT MANIPULATOR WITH MODULAR TORQUE CONTROLLED LINK

X DEVELOPMENT LLC, Mount...

1. An actuator system comprising:multiple torque controlled actuators arranged side-by-side, wherein a given torque controlled actuator of the multiple torque controlled actuators comprises one or more timing belt stages coupled in serial including an input stage for coupling to a motor and an output stage for coupling to a load, wherein the one or more timing belt stages couple rotation of the motor to rotation of an output of the output stage;
a common frame to couple the multiple torque controlled actuators in the side-by-side arrangement; and
a differential coupled to outputs of the multiple torque controlled actuators to create a multiple degree of freedom (DOF) actuated joint.

US Pat. No. 10,189,142

METHOD FOR POLISHING A SEMICONDUCTOR WAFER

SILTRONIC AG, Munich (DE...

1. A method for polishing at least one wafer including a semiconductor material, having a front side and the rear side, the method comprising:simultaneously polishing both front and rear sides of the at least one wafer at a process temperature between an upper polishing plate and a lower polishing plate,
wherein the lower polishing plate is covered with a lower polishing pad,
wherein the upper polishing plate is covered with an upper polishing pad,
wherein the polishing pads each have an inner edge and an outer edge,
wherein the polishing pads each have a hardness of at least 80° Shore A,
wherein the polishing pads each have a compressibility of less than 2.5%,
wherein respective upper and lower surfaces of the lower and upper polishing pads come into contact with the wafer being polished,
wherein the upper and lower surfaces form a polishing gap extending from the inner edge to the outer edge of each polishing pad, and
wherein at least one of the polishing pads is configured such that a height of the polishing gap at the inner edge differs linearly from the height of the polishing gap at the outer edge due to a thickness gradient in a working layer of the upper or lower polishing pad at the inner edge relative to the outer edge.

US Pat. No. 10,189,098

DIAGNOSTIC AND MAINTENANCE OPERATION FOR A SAW

Robert Bosch Tool Corpora...

1. A method for monitoring brush wear in a motor of a saw comprising:generating, with a sensor connected to a brush in a motor of the saw, a first signal corresponding to a level of wear in the brush, the generating of the first signal further comprising:
generating, with a current source in the motor, an electrical signal that passes through the brush; and
identifying, with a controller, a level of electrical resistance through the brush with reference to the first signal from the sensor;
identifying, with the controller, a level of wear for the brush with reference to the first signal, the identifying of the level of wear for the brush further comprising:
identifying, with the controller, that the level of wear in the brush exceeds a predetermined threshold in response to the level of electrical resistance being below a predetermined threshold; and
generating, with the controller and a user interface device, an output requesting replacement of the brush in response to the identified level of wear exceeding the predetermined threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,189,064

CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TAPERED STRUCTURE CONSTRUCTION

Keystone Tower Systems, I...

1. A system for forming a tapered structure, the system comprising:at least three rolls including at least one bend roll and at least two guide rolls, the at least two guide rolls including rollette banks comprising a plurality of rollettes;
a rollette steering mechanism controllable to steer the plurality of rollettes to change an angle of the plurality of rollettes with respect to a stock material to change a first position of the stock material as the stock material is fed into the at least three rolls;
an infeed actuator controllable to adjust a second position of the stock material as the stock material is fed into the at least three rolls, the stock material forming the tapered structure as the stock material is rolled through the at least three rolls; and
a joining element configured to join edges of the stock material together as the stock material is rolled through the at least three rolls to form the tapered structure;
a model implemented on a computer, the model comprising a sequence of positions and infeed angles of the stock material as the stock material is fed into or through the at least three rolls for forming the tapered structure;
a sensor configured to detect a position of the stock material; and
a controller configured to receive instructions based on the sequence of positions and infeed angles of the model and to receive feedback from the sensor, the controller further configured to selectively send a first control signal to the rollette steering mechanism to steer the plurality of rollettes for changing the first position of the stock material and to selectively send a second control signal to the infeed actuator to adjust the second position of the stock material, wherein each one of the first control signal and the second control signal is based on a combination of the instructions based on the sequence of positions and infeed angles of the model and the feedback from the sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,189,053

CURVED ULTRASONIC HIFU TRANSDUCER WITH PRE-FORMED SPHERICAL MATCHING LAYER

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. A curved high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) transducer comprising:a curved piezoelectric array comprising opposite convex and concave surfaces, the concave surface being a transmitting surface, the curved piezoelectric array further comprising a plurality of acoustic transmission areas;
a plurality of electrodes located on the surfaces of the curved piezoelectric array for applying electrical transmit signals to the acoustic transmission areas; and
a unitary, continuously formed curved matching layer sheet pre-formed to a desired curvature of the curved transducer array and bonded to the entire transmitting surface of the curved piezoelectric array, thereby providing acoustic matching and electrical isolation for the transmitting surface of the curved piezoelectric array, wherein the curved matching layer includes a convex surface bonded to the transmitting surface of the curved piezoelectric array.

US Pat. No. 10,189,032

SPRINKLER VALVE MODULE WITH REMOVABLE VALVE SEAL

Hunter Industries, Inc., ...

1. A valve module forming a subassembly for installation of the subassembly into an outer case of an irrigation sprinkler, the valve module comprising:an upper valve support housing;
a lower support basket removably connected to the upper valve support housing to form the subassembly; and
a valve member reciprocable in a direction within the subassembly to engage and disengage a valve seat in the lower support basket, the valve member comprising a piston and a valve seal removably attached to the piston, the valve seal further being configured to be serviced or replaced separate from the piston.

US Pat. No. 10,189,026

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THERMAL ABLATION OF PIGGING DEVICES

SPT Group LLC, Washingto...

1. A pig device configured for use inside of a pipeline comprising: an external layer; and an inner core, wherein the inner core further comprises: at least one incendiary charge wherein each incendiary charge further comprises at least one exothermic material; at least one ignition source coupled to each incendiary charge wherein each ignition source is configured so as to ignite the associated incendiary charge; a plurality of thermal dispersion channels arranged within the inner core wherein the thermal channels are further filled with paraffin wax, wherein the paraffin wax further melts upon ignition of the incendiary charge to thereby provide for uniform thermal propagation of the exothermic material to thereby ablate the pig device without damaging the surrounding pipeline; and at least one of a manual radio controlled switching mechanism and an automatic pressure sensing switching mechanism configured so as to activate the ignition source.

US Pat. No. 10,189,014

SOLID PHOSPHORIC ACID CATALYSTS

Clariant Corporation, Lo...

1. A calcined solid phosphoric acid catalyst composition comprising:one or more phosphoric acids;
one or more silicon phosphates;
optionally, one or more additional inorganic phosphates; and
optionally, a siliceous support material,
wherein the amount of phosphate in the calcined solid phosphoric acid catalyst composition is within the range of about 30 wt. % to about 85 wt. %, calculated as P2O5 on a calcined basis; and
the amount of silicon in the calcined solid phosphoric acid catalyst composition is within the range of about 15 wt. % to about 70 wt. %, calculated as SiO2on a calcined basis; and
wherein
(i) the calcined solid phosphoric acid catalyst composition includes one or more promoters each selected from the group consisting of boron, bismuth, tungsten, silver, and lanthanum, present in an amount within the range of about 0.015 wt. % to about 5 wt. %, calculated as oxide on a calcined basis;
(ii) the calcined solid phosphoric acid catalyst composition is the calcined product of a mixture comprising one or more of a silica-alumina clay, a silica fiber material and a silica-alumina fiber material, present in the mixture in an amount within the range of about 0.1 wt. % to about 15 wt. % on a calcined basis; or
(iii) the calcined solid phosphoric acid catalyst composition is the calcined product of a mixture comprising fumed silica, present in the mixture in an amount within the range of about 0.1 wt. % to about 15 wt. % on a calcined basis.