US Pat. No. 10,191,298

SPECTACLE BRIDGE ELEMENT AND SPECTACLE FRAME, SPECTACLES OR SPECTACLE SET INCLUDING SPECTACLE BRIDGE ELEMENT

HEMARIS AG, Chur (CH)

1. A spectacle bridge element having a base body for a tool-free exchangeable fastening in a spectacle frame, anda nose pad holding structure on the base body, on which nose pads are exchangeably mountable,
wherein
the base body is composed of a plastic plate which has two parallel edges having stepped sections thereon that define guiding or retaining rails, which are configured to be inserted into a pair of corresponding guiding or retaining grooves in the spectacle frame, by means of which the base body can be completely inserted into a recess of the spectacle frame while closing flush with an edge of the spectacle frame in an inserting direction of the base body so that the base body lies completely within the spectacle frame in the inserting direction and only the nose pad holding structure projects from a rear side of the spectacle frame.

US Pat. No. 10,191,214

PHOTONIC INTEGRATED CIRCUIT HAVING A RELATIVE POLARIZATION-ROTATING SPLITTER/COMBINER

NOKIA OF AMERICA CORPORAT...

1. An apparatus comprising a waveguide structure disposed on a planar substrate;wherein the waveguide structure comprises:
a first waveguide core disposed on the planar substrate;
a second waveguide core disposed on the planar substrate and separated by a gap from the first waveguide core; and
a slab core disposed on the planar substrate and having a first end and a second end, the first end being narrower than the second end;
wherein, within a first planar cross-section, the waveguide structure has a portion of the first waveguide core and a portion of the second waveguide core, said portions of the first and second waveguide cores not being directly attached to the slab core, the first planar cross-section being orthogonal to the planar substrate;
wherein, within a second planar cross-section, the slab core comprises a first portion located within the gap, the first portion being directly attached to the first waveguide core and being separated by the gap from the second waveguide core, the second planar cross-section being parallel to the first planar cross-section; and
wherein, within a third planar cross-section, the slab core comprises a second portion located within the gap, the second portion being directly attached to the first waveguide core and to the second waveguide core to bridge the gap, the third planar cross-section being parallel to the first planar cross-section.

US Pat. No. 10,191,184

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AN IMPROVED SOIL MOISTURE SENSOR

GroGuru, Inc., San Diego...

1. A system for soil parameters, comprising:an oscillator for generating an AC signal at a single frequency;
a bandpass filter coupled to the oscillator for filtering the AC signal;
a first capacitor coupled to the bandpass filter for blocking DC components in the AC signal;
a first resistor coupled to the output of the first capacitor for applying a bias voltage to the AC signal;
a first AC meter coupled to the output of the first capacitor for measuring the AC voltage of the AC signal at the output of the first capacitor;
a second resistor coupled to the output of the first capacitor;
a second AC meter coupled to the output of the second resistor for measuring the AC voltage of the AC signal at the output of the second resistor;
a third resistor coupled to the output of the second resistor;
a third AC meter coupled to the output of the third resistor for measuring the AC voltage of the AC signal at the output of the third resistor;
a second capacitor coupled to the output of the third resistor for blocking any bias voltage that may have been applied to the AC signal and wherein the second capacitor is coupled to an electrical conducting structure for contact with a material;
a non-transitory memory; and
at least one processor coupled to the non-transitory memory and configured to:
turn off the oscillator;
measure a first set of AC voltages at the first, second, and third AC meters;
turn on the oscillator;
measure a second set of AC voltages at the first, second, and third AC meters; and
determine a moisture level or salinity of the material based on the first and second set of AC voltages.

US Pat. No. 10,191,164

RESIDUAL SEISMIC-RESISTANT PERFORMANCE EVALUATION SYSTEM

aLab Inc., Tokyo (JP) E-...

1. A residual seismic-resistant performance evaluation system comprising:a seismograph that includes a seismic intensity sensor, a network interface, a storage, an A/D converter, a temporary storage means and a CPU, the seismic intensity senor detecting a tremor thereof by repeatedly sensing one of acceleration, velocity and displacement data thereof at a certain interval such that measurement data are acquired, the measurement data being composed with the sensed one of acceleration, velocity and displacement data;
a data processing terminal that is connected to the seismograph for recording and processing the measurement data that are acquired by and transmitted from the seismograph; and
a data processing server that communicates with the data processing terminal through a network,
wherein
the data processing terminal is configured to perform:
a) calculating seismic intensity data based on the measurement data acquired by the seismograph (S124), the seismic intensity data being composed with either integers or symbols each of which indicates a magnitude of the tremor;
c) determining whether or not the seismic intensity data exceeds a threshold value, which is set by an operator in advance (S26);
d) transmitting the seismic intensity data exceeding the threshold value to the data processing server (S127), and
y) transmitting the measurement data of which the seismic intensity data exceeds the threshold to the data processing server only when a request to transmit the measurement data is delivered from the data processing server, and
the data processing server configured to perform :
x) receiving the seismic intensity data transmitted from the data processing terminal,
g) creating and delivering the request to the data processing terminal to provide the measurement data (S231); and
h) receiving the measurement data transmitted from the data processing terminal according to the request (S232).

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. 10,191,002

GAS SENSOR WITH FREQUENCY MEASUREMENT OF IMPEDANCE

Stichting IMEC Nederland,...

1. A gas sensor comprising:at least one sensing element comprising an ionic liquid;
at least one pair of electrodes coupled to the at least one sensing element;
an electric power source configured to provide a frequency-controllable electrical AC signal to the at least one pair of electrodes so as to generate an impedimetric response signal from the at least one sensing element; and
readout circuitry configured to analyze resistive and capacitive components of the impedimetric response signal.

US Pat. No. 10,190,944

DYNAMOMETER-SYSTEM DYNAMO CONTROL DEVICE AND ENGINE STARTING METHOD THEREFOR

MEIDENSHA CORPORATION, T...

1. A dynamo control device for a dynamometer system, the dynamometer system including a dynamometer that is coupled to an output of an engine serving as a test piece with a shaft, a torque detector that detects torsion torque in the shaft and an inverter that supplies power to the dynamometer, the dynamo control device generating a torque current command signal for the inverter based on a torque detection signal of the torque detector and a torque command signal corresponding to a command for the torque detection signal, the dynamo control device comprising:a gain calculation unit which multiplies a difference between the torque command signal and the torque detection signal by a predetermined gain;
an integration operation unit which integrates an output signal of the gain calculation unit;
a high-pass filter that passes only a component on a high-frequency side with respect to a predetermined response frequency and attenuates a component on a low-frequency side with respect to the response frequency; and
a torque current command signal generation unit which generates the torque current command signal by superimposing, on an output signal of the integration operation unit, an output signal obtained by inputting the torque detection signal to the high-pass filter.

US Pat. No. 10,190,904

EARHEALTH MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD II

Staton Techiya, LLC, Del...

1. A method, comprising:measuring sound pressure levels (SPLECM1) for a first acoustic energy received by an ear canal microphone (ECM) of an audio device during a time increment ?t, wherein measurements corresponding to SPLECM1 are free field equivalent values which are measured while the audio device remains in a position; and
calculating a SPL_Dose?t based on the SPLECM1, wherein SPL_Dose?t indicates a cumulative exposure to the SPLECM1.

US Pat. No. 10,190,881

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENHANCED PEDESTRIAN NAVIGATION BASED ON WLAN AND MEMS SENSORS

Profound Positioning Inc....

1. A method for enhanced Microelectromechanical (MEMS)-based navigation in a mobile device, comprising:receiving navigation data from one or more MEMS-based navigation sensors on board the mobile device;
calculating, using a processing device coupled to the one or more MEMS-based navigation sensors, position, velocity, and attitude (PVA) values in response to the navigation data using an Inertial Navigation System (INS) mechanization;
calculating, using the processing device, Pedestrian Dead Reckoning (PDR) values in response to the navigation data received from the one or more MEMS-based navigation sensors;
calculating ranges between one or more Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) access points and the mobile device or a WLAN position solution for the mobile device; and
determining, using the processing device, one or more navigation values in response to a combination of the PVA values calculated by the INS mechanization and the PDR values, in combination with at least one of the WLAN range or WLAN position solution;
wherein the one or more navigation values calculated in response to the combination of PVA values, PDR values and the WLAN range or the WLAN position solution are more accurate than a navigation value calculated in response to any one of the PVA values, PDR values, WLAN range or WLAN position solution alone.

US Pat. No. 10,190,852

DEVICE FOR SIMULATING A MORTAR

RHEINMETALL DEFENCE ELECT...

1. A device for simulating a mortar, comprising:a trigger box, a control unit, at least one antenna and an operating unit;
a stand, which is arranged on a mortar barrel, and a base plate for setting up the mortar, the device being arranged almost completely in the mortar barrel in a neutral position and protruding from the mortar barrel in an operational position out of the mortar barrel in comparison with the neutral position.

US Pat. No. 10,190,824

TAPHOLE ASSEMBLY, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A TAPHOLE ASSEMBLY, AND METALLURGICAL FURNACE

Outotec (Finland) Oy, Es...

1. A method for manufacturing a taphole assembly for arranging in a taphole assembly opening extending through a shell and a refractory lining of a metallurgical furnace such as of a pyrometallurgical furnace and for leading melt from the inside of the metallurgical furnace to the outside of the metallurgical furnace,wherein the method comprises a first providing step for providing a frame section of metal to be arranged in a taphole assembly opening extending through a shell and a refractory lining of a metallurgical furnace,
providing the frame section of metal with a seat for at least one refractory insert channel element,
a second providing step for providing at least one refractory insert channel element having a channel for melt,
arranging said at least one refractory insert channel element having a channel for melt in the seat of the frame section of metal,
providing in the first providing step a frame section of metal comprising at least two identical frame parts of metal, and
a third providing step for providing a separate face plate of metal,
releasable fastening the separate face plate of metal to said at least two identical frame parts of metal at an end face of the taphole assembly, and
providing the frame section of metal with a seat for at least one refractory insert channel element so that said at least two identical frame parts of metal are connectable such that a connection face between said at least two identical frame parts of metal forms the seat for the refractory insert channel element such that an identical longitudinal open-sided groove forming a part of said seat for at least one refractory insert channel element is formed in each of said at least two identical frame parts of metal wherein the method comprises a fourth providing step for providing a fastener for fastening the taphole assembly to a metallurgical furnace, and releasable fastening the fastener to said at least two identical frame parts of metal so that the fastener at least partly surrounds said at least two identical frame parts of metal.

US Pat. No. 10,190,745

LAMP ASSEMBLY FOR USE IN A HEADLAMP

Valeo North America, Inc....

1. A lamp assembly for mounting in a headlamp comprising:a heat sink, said heat sink having a printed circuit board landing area for receiving a printed circuit board and a light source landing area for receiving at least one light source;
a light guide; and
a bracket for detachably mounting on said heat sink, said bracket being adapted to engage and secure said light guide in a predetermined position on said heat sink,
wherein said heat sink is an integral or monolithic construction and is processed or folded to comprise a plurality of walls for protecting said printed circuit board, said at least one light source and an electrical connection therebetween, and
wherein said plurality of walls comprises a first wall having at least one first wall aperture and a generally opposing second wall having at least one second wall aperture, said bracket comprising at least one first resilient arm and at least one second resilient arm each having a detent, said detent of said at least one first resilient arm being adapted to be received in said at least one first wall aperture and said detent of said at least one second resilient arm being adapted to be received in said at least one second wall aperture in order to secure or lock said bracket onto said heat sink.

US Pat. No. 10,190,734

ADJUSTABLE LENGTH ARTICULATED LED LIGHT FIXTURES

Tempo Industries, LLC, I...

1. The LED light fixture apparatus comprising:first and second modules, the first module comprising a first base component and a first cover component, the second module comprising a second base component and a second cover component, each of the first and second cover components carrying a circuit board mounting one or more LED's;
an interconnection mechanism pivotally connected to said first base component, the interconnection mechanism being configured such that said interconnection mechanism is slidably movable into and out of said second base component and such that said first and second base components are pivotable with respect to one another;
the first and second cover components each having first and second depending vertical surfaces at one end thereof;
wherein said interconnection mechanism has first and second vertically extending tabs respectively positioned to come into abutment with the first and second depending vertical surfaces of said second cover component to thereby limit a range of linear movement of said first base component with respect to said second base component.

US Pat. No. 10,190,465

INSULATED COVER FOR MIXER ASSEMBLY

Faurecia Emissions Contro...

1. A vehicle exhaust component assembly comprising:a first exhaust component;
a second exhaust component downstream of the first exhaust component;
an injection system configured to inject a reducing agent into engine exhaust gases upstream of the second exhaust component; and
a mixer connecting an outlet of the first exhaust component to an inlet to the second exhaust component, the mixer comprising an outer housing that is configured to direct a mixture of the reducing agent and the engine exhaust gases into the second exhaust component, and wherein the outer housing comprises an enclosed end and an open end opposite the enclosed end, the open end including both a connection to the outlet of the first exhaust component and the inlet to the second exhaust component such that the outer housing comprises a common end cap cover for both the first and second exhaust components, and wherein the outer housing has an injection opening for the injection system that is in an upstream portion of the outer housing such that the injection opening faces the outlet of the first exhaust component, and the mixer including at least one insulation feature that is configured to reduce heat lost at the outer housing.

US Pat. No. 10,190,162

SIGNAL CONFINEMENT SEQUENCING (SCS) AND NUCLEOTIDE ANALOGUES FOR SIGNAL CONFINEMENT SEQUENCING

Complete Genomics, Inc., ...

1. A method for sequencing a target nucleic acid, comprising:a) providing a template nucleic acid immobilized on a surface, a primer, a polymerase, and a nucleotide analogue of the following structure:

 wherein
n is 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7;
L is absent or a linking group;
R1 is a nucleoside base;
R2 is hydrogen or a blocking group;
B is a binding molecule; and
X is a detection label, wherein said detection label is quenched;
b) extending the primer by incorporating the nucleotide analogue;
c) providing a phosphatase to cleave between the binding molecule and the linking group or between the binding molecule and the terminal phosphate, thereby generating a fragment of (I) comprising the label and the binding molecule, wherein the label is unquenched;
d) binding the fragment to a capture element immobilized on a surface; and
e) detecting a fluorescence emission from the label of the fragment captured on the surface.

US Pat. No. 10,190,051

EMULSIFICATION OF HYDROPHOBIC ORGANOPHOSPHOROUS COMPOUNDS

ALEXIUM, INC., Greer, SC...

1. A composition comprising an emulsion, the emulsion comprising at least one polymeric surfactant, water and at least one hydrophobic organophosphorous compound selected from the group consisting of:
wherein
each R1 is independently a monovalent aryl, arylalkyl, or alkyl substituent containing up to 20 carbon atoms,
each R3 is independently a monovalent aryl, arylalkyl, alkyl, hydrogen, phosphate ester, silyl, or phosphonate ester substituent containing up to 20 carbon atoms;
each R2 is independently a divalent aryl, arylalkyl, or alkyl substituent containing up to 20 carbon atoms;
R1, R3 and R2 each optionally include one or more heteroatoms in the substituents; and
n is from 1 to 100;

wherein
each R1 is independently a monovalent aryl, arylalkyl, or alkyl substituent containing up to 20 carbon atoms,
each R3 is independently a monovalent aryl, arylalkyl, alkyl, hydrogen, phosphate ester, silyl, or phosphonate ester substituent containing up to 20 carbon atoms;
each R2 is independently a divalent aryl, arylalkyl, or alkyl substituent containing up to 20 carbon atoms;
R1, R3 and R2 each optionally include one or more heteroatoms in the substituents; and
n is from 1 to 100; and

wherein
R1 and R2 are independently monovalent aryl, arylalkyl, alkyl, hydrogen, phosphate ester, silyl, or phosphonate ester substituents containing up to 20 carbon atoms;
each R3 and R4 are independently monovalent aryl, arylalkyl, or alkyl substituents containing up to 20 carbon atoms;
R5 is a divalent aryl, arylalkyl, or alkyl substituent containing up to 20 carbon atoms;
each R6 and R7 are independently divalent aryl, arylalkyl, or alkyl substituents containing up to 20 carbon atoms;
R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, and R7 each optionally include one or more heteroatoms in the substituents;
m is from 1 to 100; and
n is from 1 to 100,wherein the emulsion is an oil-in-water emulsion, andwherein the at least one hydrophobic organophosphorous compound forms the oil of the oil in water emulsion.

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. 10,190,012

TREATMENT OF RELEASE LAYER AND INKJET INK FORMULATIONS

LANDA CORPORATION LTD., ...

1. A printed ink image on a substrate comprising a water-soluble or water-dispersible polymeric resin, and for which at least one of the following is true:(a) the image has an X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) peak at 402.0±0.4 eV;
(b) the image has on its outer surface distal to the substrate a polymeric chemical agent containing at least 1 wt. % of one or more chargeable nitrogen atoms and having at least one of
(1) a positive charge density of at least 3 meq/g of chemical agent and an average molecular weight of at least 250 and
(2) a molecular weight of at least 10,000;
(c) the ratio of the surface concentration of nitrogen at the outer surface of the image distal to the substrate to the bulk concentration of nitrogen within the image is at least 1.2:1;
(d) the surface concentration of secondary amines, tertiary amines, and/or an ammonium group at the image surface distal to the substrate exceeds their respective bulk concentrations at a depth of at least 30 nanometers below the surface.

US Pat. No. 10,189,983

CURABLE RESIN COMPOSITION, RESIN MOLD FOR IMPRINTING, METHOD FOR PHOTO IMPRINTING, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING FINE OPTICAL ELEMENT

Toyo Gosei Co., Ltd., Ic...

1. A curable resin composition comprising:a fluorinated urethane(meth)acrylate represented by formula (1),

wherein:
each of R1, R2, R3 and R4 independently represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, x and y each independently represents 1 or 2, and n represents an integer within the range of 1 to 10;
each of R3 and R4 independently represents the hydrogen atom when x and y are both 1;
R3 represents the hydrogen atom and R4 represents the methyl group when x is 1 and y is 2;
R3 represents the methyl group and R4 represents the hydrogen atom when x is 2 and y is 1; and
each of R3 and R4 independently represents the methyl group when x and y are both 2.

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. 10,189,970

METHOD FOR GRANULATING POLYMERS AND PRODUCT PRODUCED BY THIS METHOD

COMPAGNIE PLASTIC OMNIUM,...

1. A method for granulating polymers from ground post-consumer materials, wherein said method comprises a step of:extracting dissolved salts and/or small unmelted clusters present within said polymers;
wherein said extracting step comprises the step of adding a fluid or mixture of fluids in an extruder which solubilizes said dissolved salts and/or small unmelted clusters or entrains them, at least one of said dissolved salts and/or small unmelted clusters so extracted being evacuated under atmospheric pressure or under vacuum during extrusion before passing into an extrusion head;
wherein said fluid is at least one of water or a mixture containing water, introduced into said extruder at a pressure greater than that present in said extruder;
wherein 60 g of water or more is added per kg of extruded material; and
wherein said method further comprises a step of granulating said polymers after passing through a die of said extrusion head;
wherein said method is used to extrude a polymer that is used for molding a part, that, after coating, has a maximum in the appearance areas of visible parts of 4 faults of type grains, craters, or particles, per m2, of size greater than 50 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,189,938

POLYUREA COMPOSITION

SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG, Baar...

1. A method comprising treating a substrate comprising an elastomeric material having unsaturated units with a curable composition, said treating selected from the group consisting of patching a defect in the substrate, coating the substrate, and adhesively bonding the substrate to another substrate, and said composition comprising at least, a first component and a second component, whereinthe first component K1 comprises
one or more than one di(aminobenzoate) ester A1 of formula (I)

with an average molecular weight of 500 g/mol to 2000 g/mol, where G is a divalent moiety deriving from poly(tetramethylene oxide) diol, and
the second component K2 comprises
one or more than one aromatic polyisocyanate B1 with an average molecular weight of 160 g/mol to 1100 g/mol, wherein the molar ratio between the isocyanate groups of the second component K2 and the isocyanate-reactive groups of the first component K1 is in the range from 1.3 to 1.0.

US Pat. No. 10,189,873

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR INHIBITING “STIMULATOR OF INTERFERON GENE”-DEPENDENT SIGNALLING

ADURO BIOTECH, INC., Ber...

1. A compound having the structure:
covalently linked to
whereinR3 is a covalent bond to the 5? carbon of (b),
R4 is a covalent bond to the 3? carbon of (b),
R1 is a purine-derived substituent linked through its N9 nitrogen to the ribose ring of (a),
R5 is a purine-derived substituent linked through its N9 nitrogen to the ribose ring of (b),
each of X1 and X2 are independently O or S,
R2 is H or an optionally substituted alkynyl of from 2-9 carbons, wherein substitution(s), when present, may be independently selected from the group consisting of C1-6 alkyl straight or branched chain, benzyl, halogen, trihalomethyl, C1-6 alkoxy, —NO2, —NH2, —OH, ?O, —COOR? where R? is H or lower alkyl, —CH2OH, and —CONH2,
the 2? carbon of (b) is substituted with —O—R6, wherein R6 is H or an optionally substituted alkynyl of from 2-9 carbons, wherein substitution(s), when present, may be independently selected from the group consisting of C1-6 alkyl straight or branched chain, benzyl, halogen, trihalomethyl, C1-6 alkoxy, —NO2, —NH2, —OH, ?O, —COOR? where R? is H or lower alkyl, —CH2OH, and —CONH2, and
wherein R2 and R6 are not both H,
or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof.

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. 10,189,795

ARYL AMINE SUBSTITUTED QUINOXALINE USED AS ANTICANCER DRUGS

Kuen-Feng Chen, Taipei (...

1. An aryl amine substituted quinoxaline which is represented by Formula I(a) or Formula I(b)
wherein R1, R2 and R3 are same or different members selected from the group consisting of:

US Pat. No. 10,189,793

METHOD FOR PREPARING AZOXYSTROBIN

CAC NANTONG CHEMICAL CO.,...

1. A preparation method for azoxystrobin, wherein the preparation method comprises reacting 2-cyanophenol or a salt thereof with a compound represented by formula I under the catalysis of a trimethylamine catalyst to obtain azoxystrobin represented by formula II:wherein the reaction is performed in the presence of an acid acceptor.

US Pat. No. 10,189,760

METHOD FOR PREPARING SITAGLIPTIN INTERMEDIATE VIA ASYMMETRICAL REDUCTION METHOD

ZHEJIANG HUAHAI PHARMACEU...

1. A method for synthesizing sitagliptin intermediate represented by formula I via asymmetric reduction, characterized in that, it comprises the following steps: in the presence of hydrogen and a transition metal catalyst having a chiral phosphine ligand, subjecting a compound of formula II to an asymmetric reductive amination with ammonia or an ammonium salt in a proper organic solvent under the condition of adding an acidic additive to produce sitagliptin intermediate of formula I, with the following reaction formula:
wherein, an R- or S-configuration of a stereocenter is represented by *; and
R1 and R2 are each independently selected from hydrogen, C1-C12 linear or branched alkyl, C3-C12 cycloalkyl, C2-C12 alkenyl, C2-C12 alkynyl and C7-C12 arylalkyl;
and wherein the acidic additive is an organic acid selected from salicylic acid, tartaric acid, p-toluenesulfonic acid, or a combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,189,730

REDUCTION OF SUBSTANCES IN CONTAMINATED FLUIDS USING A NATURALLY OCCURRING BIOLOGICAL GROWTH MEDIA

NUVODA LLC, Raleigh, NC ...

1. A system to treat a fluid including one or more substances at a first concentration, the system comprising:(a) a contactor including:
(i) at least one inlet connection to receive a first portion of the fluid including the one or more substances at the first concentration;
(ii) at least one inlet connection to receive a biological growth media;
(iii) at least one inlet connection to receive a biological sludge (biosludge) that includes a microbial growth; and
(iv) at least one outlet connection to exhaust a mixture that includes the fluid, the biological growth media, and the microbial growth;
(b) an aerator including:
(i) at least one inlet connection to receive a remaining portion of the fluid containing the one or more substances at the first concentration;
(ii) at least one inlet connection fluidly coupled to the at least one contactor outlet connection, the at least one inlet connection fluidly coupled to the at least one contactor outlet connection to receive some or all of the mixture that includes the fluid, the biological growth media and the microbial growth;
(iii) at east one inlet connection to receive an oxygen containing gas;
(iv) at least one gas dispersion system to disperse the oxygen containing gas into the mixture to aerobically stimulate the formation of biosludge that includes at least microbial growth and biological growth media through the physiological consumption of at least a portion of the one or more substances by at least a portion of the microbial growth within the aerator;
(v) at least one outlet connection to exhaust at least a portion of the fluid including some or all of the one or more substances at a second concentration, the second concentration being less than the first concentration; and
(vi) at least one outlet connection to exhaust directly to the contactor, a first portion of a biosludge blanket formed in the aerator; and
(c) a separator to apportion a remaining portion of the biosludge blanket formed in the aerator into a separated biological growth media-rich component comprising at least about 60 wt % biological growth media and a biological component, the separator including:
(i) at least one inlet connection fluidly coupled to the aerator to receive the remaining portion of the biosludge blanket exhausted by the aerator;
(ii) at least one liquid/solid separations stage to apportion the remaining portion of the biosludge blanket into a fluid-rich portion from and a biosludge-rich portion;
(iii) at least one solid/solid separations stage to apportion at least some of the biosludge-rich portion into the separated biological growth media-rich component and a microbial growth-rich biological component;
(iv) at least one discharge connection to exhaust the portion of the fluid-rich portion;
(v) at least one discharge connection to exhaust the microbial growth-rich biological component; and
(vi) at least one discharge connection to exhaust at least a portion of the separated biological growth media-rich component to the contactor.

US Pat. No. 10,189,637

CONTAINER HAVING EXCELLENT SLIPPING PROPERTY FOR FLUID CONTENTS

TOYO SEIKAN GROUP HOLDING...

1. A container for containing fluid substance as a content, wherein:a container surface that comes in contact with said content is formed of a resin composition that contains a forming-resin and an immiscible-liquid that is immiscible with said fluid substance;
the container contains a fluid substance as a content;
the fluid substance contained as said content has a viscosity at 25° C. of not less than 100 cps;
the resin composition forms an inner surface of the container that comes in contact with said content, and contains the liquid immiscible with the content in an amount of not less than 3% by weight;
the container has a multilayered structure on condition that the inner surface of the container that comes in contact with said content is formed of said resin composition; and
a covering ratio F with the immiscible-liquid is not less than 0.26, the covering ratio F being represented by the following formula (1),
F=(cos ??cos ?B)/(cos ?A?cos ?B)  (1)
wherein ? is a water contact angle on the container surface formed of said resin composition,
?A is a water contact angle on the immiscible liquid, and
?B is a water contact angle on the forming-resin.

US Pat. No. 10,189,497

STEERING COLUMN ASSEMBLY

TRW Limited, Solihull, W...

1. An adjustable steering column assembly comprising:a steering column shroud which supports a steering shaft for a steering wheel, a support bracket which is fixed in position relative to a part of a vehicle, and a clamp mechanism, in which the support bracket comprises two arms having a portion of the column shroud located therebetween, and in which the clamp mechanism comprises a pin or bolt that passes through slots in the arms and carries a fixed cam portion and moving cam portion, relative rotation of the fixed cam portion and moving cam portion causing the clamp mechanism to move between a locked position in which the clamp mechanism fixes the shroud in position relative to the support bracket arms and an unlocked position in which the clamp mechanism permits movement of the pin or bolt along the slot thereby to enable movement of the shroud relative to the support bracket arms, in which the fixed cam portion has an anti-rotation feature that sits at least partially within one of the slots in one of the arms and which co-operates with side walls of the slot to substantially prevent unwanted rotation of the fixed portion of the clamp mechanism,wherein the anti-rotation feature carries at least one contact portion that in use contacts the side walls of the slot as the steering column shroud is adjusted to help guide the anti-rotation feature along the slot, and in that the contact portion and side walls are configured such that in use the anti-rotation feature does not cause any significant permanent deformation of the side walls due to preferential deformation of the contact portion, in which the part of the contact portion that engages the side walls is biased towards the side walls by a spring means, the spring means permitting at least part of the preferential deformation of the contact portion, in which the spring means and part of the contact portion that contacts the side walls are integrally formed as two-shot moulding, and in which the anti-rotation feature comprises a block that fits within the slot in the arm and the spring means comprises a resilient spacer that is held captive in a pocket formed in the block.

US Pat. No. 10,189,332

VEHICLE AIR CONDITIONING APPARATUS

SANDEN HOLDINGS CORPORATI...

10. A vehicle air conditioning apparatus comprising:a compressor configured to compress and discharge refrigerant;
a heat medium heating radiator configured to release heat from the refrigerant and heat the heat medium;
an air cooling heat exchanger configured to absorb the heat into the refrigerant and to cool air blowing to a vehicle interior;
an outdoor heat exchanger provided outside the vehicle interior and configured to release the heat from or absorb the heat into the refrigerant by performing a heat exchange between the refrigerant and outdoor air;
a heat medium circuit configured to allow the heat medium heated by the heat medium heating radiator to flow through;
an air heating radiator configured to release heat from the heat medium flowing through the heat medium circuit and to heat the air blowing to the vehicle interior; and
a heat medium heater configured to be able to heat the heat medium flowing through the heat medium circuit by electric power, wherein:
a heating operation is performed by releasing the heat from the refrigerant discharged from the compressor in the heat medium heating radiator and absorbing the heat into the refrigerant after the heat release in the outdoor heat exchanger;
a heating and dehumidifying operation is performed by releasing the heat from the refrigerant discharged from the compressor in the heat medium heating radiator and absorbing the heat into the refrigerant after the heat release in the air cooling heat exchanger and the outdoor heat exchanger; and
the heat medium heater can heat the heat medium flowing through the heat medium circuit,
the vehicle air conditioning apparatus further comprising:
an outdoor air temperature sensor configured to detect a temperature outside the vehicle interior;
a high-pressure side pressure sensor configured to detect a pressure of the compressor in an output side from which the refrigerant is discharged; and
a controller, the controller being configured to:
estimate a temperature of the heat medium that is heated by the heat medium heating radiator and flows through the heat medium circuit;
calculate an insufficient quantity of heat during one of the heating operation and the heating and dehumidifying operation, based on the estimated temperature of the heat medium that is heated by the heat medium heating radiator;
control the heat medium heater, based on the calculated insufficient quantity of heat;
calculate an estimated value of a pressure of the compressor in an input side into which the refrigerant is sucked, based on the temperature detected by the outdoor air temperature sensor, the pressure detected by the high-pressure side pressure sensor and a number of rotations of the compressor;
calculate a number of rotations of the compressor that allows the estimated value of the pressure of the compressor to be a predetermined pressure; and
control operation of the compressor such that the compressor is operated at the calculated number of rotations.

US Pat. No. 10,189,323

TRAILER COUPLING

Bosal ACPS Holding 2 B.V....

1. A trailer coupling including a ball neck, which is movable between an operative position and a rest position and which has a pivot bearing body arranged at a first end and a coupling ball arranged at a second end, a pivot bearing unit, which is arranged fixed to the vehicle and by means of which the pivot bearing body is received such that it is pivotal about a pivot axis between the operative position and the rest position, and a rotation blocking arrangement having at least two rotation blocking bodies, which are guided by means of a guide body to be movable in a guide direction having at least one component in the radial direction relative to the pivot axis, wherein, in the operative position, the rotation blocking bodies are movable into a rotation blocking position by a movement in the guide direction and, in this rotation blocking position, engage with a receptacle in the pivot bearing body in order to block a pivotal movement of the pivot bearing body about the pivot axis relative to the guide body, and are movable into a release position and, in this release position, are not in engagement with the respective receptacle, and having an actuating body which has a respective cam face, that runs transversely to the guide direction, for each of the rotation blocking bodies and which is arranged to be rotatable about the pivot axis and as a result of the rotary movement whereof in a direction of actuation the at least two rotation blocking bodies are movable and urgeable in the guide direction,a latching arrangement for the release position is provided which, in a release position of the actuating body, is movable between a latch release position that allows movement of the actuating body in relation to the guide body and a latching position that fixes the actuating body in relation to the guide body, and which is urged in the direction of the latching position by an energy store, at least in the release position of the actuating body, wherein the latching arrangement for the release position in the release position of the actuating body changes over to the latching positron automatically once the pivot bearing body has left a rotary position that corresponds to the operative position.

US Pat. No. 10,189,173

PNEUMATIC TOOL

Storm Pneumatic Tool Co.,...

1. A pneumatic tool, comprising:a main body being hollowed and having a receiving space, wherein one of two ends of the main body is assembled with a pneumatic motor, the pneumatic motor has a transmission shaft inserted into the receiving space, the transmission shaft comprises a transmission tooth portion, a connecting member is assembled in the other end of the main body and being slidable along an axial direction of the main body, one of two ends of the connecting member toward the receiving space forms a connecting portion, and the other end of the connecting member distant from the receiving space forms a knife assembling portion;
a driving gear rotatably assembled in the receiving space, wherein the driving gear has a gear groove portion, the gear groove portion is engaged with the transmission tooth portion, a protruding post is assembled on a portion of the driving gear from an axis of the driving gear;
a linking bar having a first end and a second opposite to the first end, wherein the first end of the linking bar is pin-jointed to the protruding post, so that the first end of the linking bar is pivotable relative to the protruding post, the first end of the linking bar is not shiftable relative to the protruding post, the second end of the linking bar is pin-jointed to the connecting portion of the connecting member, so that the second end of the linking bar is pivotable relative to the connecting portion of the connecting member, the second end of the linking bar is not shiftable relative to the connecting portion of the connecting member; and
wherein the first end of the linking bar has a first through hole, and a first slidable member is received in the first through hole, the first slidable member is hollowed and ring shaped, and the first slidable member has a first outer wall and a first inner wall, a shape of an outer periphery of the first outer wall corresponds to a shape of an inner periphery of the first through hole, the first outer wall of the first slidable member is abutted against the inner periphery of the first through hole, the protruding post has a post body, and a shape of the first inner wall corresponds to a shape of the post body of the protruding post, the post body of the protruding post is inserted into the first slidable member and abutted against the first inner wall of the first slidable member, and wherein the second end of the linking bar has a second through hole, and a second slidable member is received in the second through hole, the second slidable member is hollowed and ring shaped, and the second slidable member has a second outer wall and a second inner wall, a shape of an outer periphery of the second outer wall corresponds to a shape of an inner periphery of the second through hole, the second outer wall of the second slidable member is abutted against the inner periphery of the second through hole, a positioning post has a post body, and a shape of the second inner wall corresponds to a shape of the post body of the positioning post, the post body of the positioning post is inserted into the connecting portion and the second through hole of the linking bar, and the post body of the positioning post is abutted against the second inner wall of the second slidable member.

US Pat. No. 10,188,955

MOBILE ENTERTAINMENT APPARATUS AND METHOD OF USE

Big Red Fun, Inc., Schau...

1. A mobile entertainment apparatus comprisinga) a mobile platform comprising
i) a hitch;
ii) one or more axles;
iii) one or more wheels disposed on said one or more axles;
iv) one or more jacks disposed on a bottom side of said mobile platform;
v) an open deck portion disposed on a rear portion of said mobile platform;
vi) a right side rail;
vii) a left side rail;
b) an enclosure disposed on a top side of said mobile platform, said enclosure comprising
i) a right side wall;
ii) a left side wall;
iii) a rear wall;
iv) a front wall;
c) an obstructed access simulation device disposed on a top side of said mobile platform, said obstructed access simulation device comprising
i) a frame;
ii) one or more hinges attached to said frame;
iii) a door attached to said one or more hinges; and
iv) an obstruction device.

US Pat. No. 10,188,858

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TREATING A TISSUE WITH A HIGH FREQUENCY ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD

University Of Cincinnati,...

1. A method of treating a wound in a tissue, the method comprising:covering the wound with a dressing consisting of a hydrogel; and
exposing the tissue having the wound to a high frequency electric field at a frequency in a range between 1 GHz and 10 GHz
continuously for a duration of at least 20 minutes per day in a non-thermal manner to induce wound healing.

US Pat. No. 10,188,852

PATCH ABLE TO PRODUCE MICROCURRENTS

FASTMEDITALIA S.R.L., De...

1. A patch able to produce microcurrents, comprising:a support for electrodes spaced from each other and able to create voltages typical of galvanic piles, the support comprising a moisture-permeable membrane;
connection means between said electrodes;
an adhesive layer applied on one side of said support and able to adhere to the skin; and
a protection liner applied on the adhesive layer,
wherein the connection means are defined by a material avid of moisture impregnating the membrane that captures sweat fluid molecules when in contact with skin, allowing for ion exchange between the electrodes.

US Pat. No. 10,188,770

DENTAL IMPLANT HAVING ENHANCED EARLY STABILITY AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

OSSTEMIMPLANT CO., LTD., ...

1. A dental implant comprising:a hydrophilized roughened surface formed by plasma or ultraviolet treatment; and
an osteoclast activity inhibitor coating film which is formed on the hydrophilized roughened surface of the dental implant to enhance initial stability of the implant and osseointegration at an implant-bone interface,
wherein the osteoclast activity inhibitor comprises at least one selected from the group consisting of alendronate, zolendronate, and pharmaceutically acceptable salts, esters, and acids thereof, and
wherein the osteoclast activity inhibitor coating film further comprises a bone growth factor.

US Pat. No. 10,188,572

STIRRUPS DEVICES

Rapid Deployment Stirrups...

1. A device for facilitating a medical examination, comprising:a transverse member having a first end, a second end opposite said first end, and a horizontal axis extending from said first end to said second end;
first and second connectors fastened to corresponding ones of said first and second ends of said transverse member, each of said first and second connectors having a bracket and a hinge affixed thereto; and
first and second stirrups assemblies pivotally attached to corresponding first and second ones of said hinges, each of said stirrups assemblies having:
a stanchion having a first end, a second end opposite said first end, and a longitudinal axis extending from said first end of said stanchion to said second end of said stanchion, said first end of said stanchion being pivotally affixed to said hinge such that said longitudinal axis of said stanchion can be selectively oriented in (i) a first orientation substantially parallel to said horizontal axis of said transverse member, (ii) a second orientation along a vertical axis substantially perpendicular to said horizontal axis of said transverse member, and (iii) a third orientation along a normal axis substantially perpendicular to said horizontal axis of said transverse member and substantially perpendicular to said vertical axis,
a stirrup support having a first portion that is substantially parallel to said longitudinal axis of said stanchion and a second portion that is substantially perpendicular to said longitudinal axis of said stanchion, one end of said first portion of said stirrup support being mounted in said second end of said stanchion such that said first portion is telescopically extensible from said second end of said stanchion along said longitudinal axis of said stanchion, and an opposite end of said first portion of said stirrup support being attached to said second portion of said stirrup support,
a multi-positional foot support stirrup slideably positioned along said stanchion, and
a soft stirrup attached to said second portion of said stirrup support.

US Pat. No. 10,188,468

FOCUSED BASED DEPTH MAP ACQUISITION

SYNAPTIVE MEDICAL (BARBAD...

1. A medical navigation system for acquiring a depth map of a surgical site of interest in a patient, comprising:a camera for viewing the surgical site of interest and having a depth of field and an adjustable focus,
a light projecting device for projecting an edge indicator on the surgical site of interest;
a display; and
a controller electrically coupled to the camera, the light projecting device, and the display, the controller having a processor coupled to a memory, the controller configured to:
generate a signal provided to the light projecting device to project the edge indicator on the surgical site of interest;
generate a signal to operate the camera to perform a focus sweep and capture a plurality of images during the focus sweep such that substantially all elements of the surgical site of interest are in focus in at least one of the plurality of images, the plurality of images including the projected edge indicator;
receive from the camera data representing the plurality of images captured during the focus sweep;
generate a depth map of the surgical site of interest using the data representing the plurality of images;
generate a signal to operate the camera to capture a live video feed of the surgical site of interest while a surgical procedure is being performed;
receive from the camera data representing the live video feed;
cause the display to display the live video feed; and
cause the display to display the depth map, the depth map being overlaid on the live video feed, the depth map including a series of contour lines.
US Pat. No. 10,190,182

METHODS FOR ENZYME MEDIATED POLYPEPTIDE CONJUGATION

HOFFMANN LA-ROCHE INC., ...

1. A method for producing an enzymatic conjugation product of two polypeptides comprising the following stepsincubating
i) a first polypeptide comprising the amino acid sequence LPXTG (SEQ ID NO: 20, wherein X can be any amino acid residue),
ii) a second polypeptide that comprises i) an alaninyl compound at its N-terminus, or ii) an oligo-alanine Am (m =2 (SEQ ID NO: 26), or 3 (SEQ ID NO: 27), or 4 (SEQ ID NO: 28), or 5 (SEQ ID NO: 29)), or iii) a cysteine amino acid residue followed by one to three alanine amino acid residues at its N-terminus,
iii) a third polypeptide with sortase activity which is derived from Staphylococcus aureus Sortase A, and
recovering the conjugate from the reaction mixture and thereby producing the enzymatic conjugation product of two polypeptides.
US Pat. No. 10,189,935

WATER SOLUBLE CROSS-LINKED BLOCK COPOLYMERS

KEMIRA OYJ, Helsinki (FI...

1. A water soluble cross-linked block copolymer comprising block copolymers cross-linked together using a cross-linking agent, and whereini. each of the block copolymers contain a first block and a second block, and the first and the second block are formed from different monomer compositions,
ii. the first and second blocks are linked together with a molecular spacer derived from a bifunctional initiator used during the polymerization of said blocks, and
iii. the monomer compositions used in forming the first and second blocks contain one or more monomers selected from the group consisting of water-soluble non-ionic, cationic or anionic (meth)acrylic monomers, cationic non-acrylic monomers, itaconic acid, and N-vinylformamide, and derivatives thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,192,027

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RNA ANALYSIS IN FUNCTIONAL CONFIRMATION OF CANCER MUTATIONS

FIVE3 GENOMICS, LLC, San...

1. A computer assisted method of treating a patient having cancer, comprising:obtaining or generating a genomic data set and a transcriptomic data set;
wherein the genomic data set includes DNA sequence data that is representative of a mutation in at least one tumor-associated gene of a diseased tissue of the patient, and wherein the mutation is relative to a normal tissue of the patient;
wherein the transcriptomic data set includes 1) RNA sequence data that is representative of the mutation in the at least one tumor-associated gene and 2) RNA expression level data of the at least one tumor-associated gene of the diseased tissue of the patient, and wherein the mutation and expression level are relative to the normal tissue of the patient;
using a sequence analysis engine to:
(a) associate the transcriptomic data set with the genomic data set using the mutation;
(b) identify the mutation as a nonsense mutation, and upon identification of the mutation as nonsense mutation to:
(c) identify a position of the mutation within the 3?-end portion of the at least one gene; and
(d) identify the expression level of the at least one gene; and
treating the patient by targeting the at least one gene when the identified position is a position in the 3-terminal portion of the gene and the identified expression level is above an expression level relative to the normal tissue.
US Pat. No. 10,189,988

HIGH-CTI AND HALOGEN-FREE EPOXY RESIN COMPOSITION FOR COPPER-CLAD PLATES AND USE THEREOF

ZHUHAI EPOXY BASE ELECTRO...

1. A high-CTI and halogen-free epoxy resin composition for copper-clad plates, comprising:100 to 140 parts by weight of halogen-free phosphorous epoxy resin;
10 to 35 parts by weight of dicyclopentadiene phenolic epoxy resin;
1 to 5 parts by weight of phenolic resin;
32 to 60 parts by weight of benzoxazine;
0.05 to 0.5 parts by weight of curing accelerant; and
25 to 70 parts by weight of filler.
US Pat. No. 10,188,965

HYDROPHOBIC CHARGE INDUCTION CHROMATOGRAPHIC DEPLETION OF A PROTEIN FROM A SOLUTION

CSL BEHRING GMBH, Marbur...

1. A pharmaceutical formulation comprising a solution of fibrinogen and an effective amount of a stabilizer, wherein the fibrinogen is recovered by the method of:(i) passing a feedstock comprising fibrinogen through a hydrophobic charge-induction chromatographic resin equilibrated at a pH from 6.5 to 8.5, wherein at least one protein selected from the group consisting of plasminogen, tissue plasminogen activator, and other protease(s) present in the feedstock binds to the resin; and
(ii) recovering a solution comprising at least 80% total protein of fibrinogen which passes through the resin,
wherein the concentration of tissue plasminogen activator is less than 50 pg/mg and the concentration of plasminogen is less than 1 ?g/mg in the recovered fibrinogen solution.
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. 10,191,067

METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING AN AGENT FOR TREATING ABNORMAL KIDNEY FUNCTION

Proteomics International ...

1. A method of identifying an agent for treating or reducing the risk of developing abnormal kidney function, which is defined as an albumin creatinine ratio (ACR) of 3.5 or more, the method comprising:(i) contacting cells expressing at least one biomarker, wherein said at least one biomarker is CD5 antigen like, with a putative agent; and
(ii) comparing expression and/or levels of the at least one biomarker in the cells prior to contact with the putative agent to expression and/or levels of the at least one biomarker in the cells after contact with the putative agent;
wherein a change in the level or expression identifies the agent as an agent for treating or reducing the risk of developing abnormal kidney function.
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. 10,194,562

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MITIGATING CONDENSATION IN A LIQUID COOLED INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM

Dell Products, LP, Round...

1. An information handling system comprising:an information technology node including a heat-generating component;
a liquid manifold in thermally-conductive contact with the heat-generating component;
a valve to couple facility cooling water to the liquid manifold;
a first temperature sensor to provide first temperature information specifying a temperature of air entering the information handling system;
a humidity sensor to provide humidity information specifying a humidity of the air entering the information handling system;
a second temperature sensor indicating a temperature of the facility cooling water; and
a processor configured to:
determine a dew point temperature based on the first temperature information and the humidity information; and
activate a condensation mitigation procedure if a difference between the temperature of the facility cooling water and the dew point temperature is less than a first threshold value stored at the information handling system, the condensation mitigation procedure to reduce a flow-rate of the facility cooling water to the liquid manifold using the valve.

US Pat. No. 10,194,557

THERMAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC., ...

1. A thermal management system comprising:a device cage having a cage surface including at least one aperture; and
an air guide, characterized by a guide surface, having at least a portion spaced apart from the device cage, wherein the guide surface and the cage surface together form an air guide passage comprising:
an air intake portion having a first airflow area characterized by a first volumetric region between a first section of the inner surface of the air guide and the cage surface, wherein a distance between the first section of the inner surface of the air guide and the cage surface within the first airflow area is arranged to produce a first air pressure,
an airflow constriction portion, following the air intake portion, having a second airflow area characterized by a second volumetric region between a second section of the inner surface of the air guide and the cage surface, wherein a distance between the second section of the inner surface of the air guide and the cage surface within the second airflow area is arranged to produce a second air pressure, wherein a size of the first airflow area is greater than the second airflow area, and wherein the at least one aperture is located within the second airflow area, and
an outlet portion following the airflow constriction portion having a third airflow area characterized by a third volumetric region between a third section of the inner surface of the air guide and the cage surface, wherein a distance between the third section of the inner surface of the air guide and the cage surface within the third airflow area is arranged to produce a third air pressure, wherein a size of the third airflow area is greater than the second airflow area,
wherein the second air pressure associated with the second airflow area is less than the first air pressure associated with the first airflow area and the third air pressure associated with the third airflow area, and wherein the distance between the second section of the inner surface of the air guide and the cage surface within the second airflow area is set in order to produce the second air pressure that is sufficient to draw air from within the device cage through the at least one aperture to be expelled through the outlet portion of the air guide passage,
wherein at least the first, the second, and the third sections of the inner surface are integrally formed together as the guide surface of the air guide.

US Pat. No. 10,194,550

COMPUTER SYSTEM WITH FIXING DEVICE FOR RETROFITTABLE CIRCUIT BOARD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A computer system comprising,a housing,
a first circuit board with at least one plug connector,
a retrofittable second circuit board with at least one mating plug connector, wherein during the retrofitting of the second circuit board, the second circuit board is inserted in the housing of the computer system in parallel to the first circuit board and a plug connection is formed, comprising the at least one plug connector and the at least one mating plug connector,
characterized in that
the second circuit board comprises devices for attaching, when retrofitting the second circuit board, at least one of its sides to the housing of the computer system,
the plug connection is located in a central region of the first circuit board and the second circuit board, respectively, wherein the central region describes a region of the first circuit board and the second circuit board where a force for closing or opening the plug connection is not applied exclusively by the devices, and
a fixing device is mounted in a region of the plug connection on the first circuit board and/or the second circuit board, wherein the fixing device is configured to apply a force for connecting the plug connection.

US Pat. No. 10,194,547

ELECTRONIC PRODUCT METAL SHELL WITH AN ANTENNA GROOVE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

BYD Company Limited, She...

1. An electronic product metal shell comprising:a metal layer having a first surface and a second surface;
a hard anodic oxidation layer coated on the first surface and the second surface of the metal layer;
a step recess formed through the hard anodic oxidation layer on the first surface of the metal layer and partially into the metal layer;
an antenna groove disposed within the step recess and extending through the metal layer to expose an inner side of the hard anodic oxidation layer on the second surface of the metal layer; and
a non-conductive material filled in the antenna groove.

US Pat. No. 10,194,546

DISPLAY DEVICE AND STAND

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A display device comprising:a display unit provided with a display screen on a front side; and
a stand that supports the display unit from below,
wherein the stand includes:
a base that supports the display unit at a rear side of the display unit and extends in a lateral width direction of the display unit;
a pair of legs that supports both longitudinal ends of the base from below respectively and extends across a lower edge of the display unit in a front-rear direction; and
a connection portion that connects an end of each of the pair of legs on the front side of the display unit to each other,
wherein one longitudinal end of the connection portion is detachably fixed to the end of one of the pair of legs, and another longitudinal end of the connection portion is detachably fixed to the end of another one of the pair of legs,
wherein the stand further includes:
an external cover member that covers the leg from outside of the stand; and
an internal cover member that covers the leg from inside of the stand to interpose the leg between the internal cover member and the external cover member,
wherein one of the external cover member and the internal cover member has a claw, and
wherein the other of the external cover member and the internal cover member has an engaged portion with which the claw is engaged.

US Pat. No. 10,194,545

PROTECTING MEDICAL OPERATOR DEVICES

1. A medical operator device protection system for an operator device having a touchscreen and configured to operate a medical apparatus, the medical operator device protection system comprising:a shock protective frame made of an elastic material that is sterilizable, the shock protective frame being sized and configured to enclose the operator device while forming an overhang at a front side and at a rear side of the operator device,
a liquid-tight protective casing, the protective casing being sized to enclose the operator device and being insertable between the operator device and the shock protective frame, a protective envelope for the operator device, the protective envelope defining a recess having an inner face,
wherein the protective casing is sized to enclose the operator device assembled with the protective envelope and is positionable within the protective envelope and the shock protective frame,
wherein at a rim of the recess, a top side of the protective envelope forms an overhang that projects over the operator device towards the recess and points towards a bottom side of the protective envelope.

US Pat. No. 10,194,542

DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING DISPLAY PANEL AND A CASE THAT COVERS AN EDGE OF THE DISPLAY PANEL

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A display device comprising:a display panel including a front surface and a rear surface;
a back cover provided at a rear of the display panel; and
a guide panel provided adjacent to an edge of the display panel and coupled with the back cover,
wherein the guide panel includes a base part that faces the rear surface of the display panel, a side wall that covers a side of the display panel, and a plurality of guide parts that protrude from the side wall toward the side of the display panel,
wherein the display panel includes a short side and a long side connected to an end of the short side,
wherein the guide panel includes a first part that extends along the short side of the display panel and a second part that extends along the long side of the display panel,
wherein the plurality of guide parts includes a first guide part and a second guide part, the first guide part is provided at a first side wall of the first part of the guide panel and the second guide part is provided at a second side wall of the second part of the guide panel,
wherein a first buffer layer is attached on the first guide part and a second buffer layer is attached on the second guide part,
wherein the first guide part and the second guide part are spaced apart from a corner of the guide panel between the first part and the second part of the guide panel,
wherein the first buffer layer is in contact with the short side of the display panel and the second buffer layer is in contact with the long side of the display panel, and
wherein the first side wall of the guide panel is spaced apart from the short side of the display panel and the second side wall of the guide panel is spaced apart from the long side of the display panel such that a gap is formed between the first and the second side wall of the guide panel and the display panel adjacent to a corner of the display panel between the short side and the long side of the display panel.

US Pat. No. 10,194,540

SUPPORTING DEVICE OF FLEXIBLE DISPLAY PANEL, AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A supporting device for a flexible display panel, comprising: a plate-shaped supporting component and a curvature adjusting component coupled to the plate-shaped supporting component,wherein, the plate-shaped supporting component includes two outer edge portions opposite to each other, at least a part of the curvature adjusting component is arranged between the two outer edge portions, and the curvature adjusting component is capable of bending the two outer edge portions of the plate-shaped supporting component towards a side of a plate surface of the plate-shaped supporting component, so as to obtain a bent supporting surface with different curvatures,
wherein, the plate-shaped supporting component includes a fourth plate-shaped component, the curvature adjusting component includes at least one first elastic component, the at least one first elastic component is detachably connected to a main surface side of the fourth plate-shaped component, and the at least one first elastic component is capable of applying force to the fourth plate-shaped component so as to bend two outer edge portions of the fourth plate-shaped component towards a side of a plate surface of the fourth plate-shaped component,
wherein, the fourth plate-shaped component includes a first main surface and a second main surface opposite each other, a first groove provided on the first main surface does not penetrate the second main surface of the fourth plate-shaped component, and the at least one first elastic component is detachably arranged on two opposite sides of the first groove in a straddling manner and/or is arranged in the first groove.

US Pat. No. 10,194,539

DISPLAY DEVICE

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A display device comprising:a display unit including a display panel and a back cover, the display panel to display an image forward of the display panel, and the back cover being positioned on a back surface of the display panel;
a front deco being positioned at a front of the display unit and adjacent to a lower portion of the display unit;
a link bar being positioned at a rear of the display unit and adjacent to the lower portion of the display unit, the link bar being connected to the front deco and extended toward a rear of the back cover;
a tension bracket being positioned under the front deco and the link bar; and
a housing accommodating the tension bracket,
wherein the link bar is fastened to the housing,
wherein the tension bracket holds and supports the front deco and the link bar, and wherein the front deco and the link bar hold and support the lower portion of the display unit.

US Pat. No. 10,194,538

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANUFACTURING A DISPLAY DEVICE

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A method of manufacturing a display device, the method comprising:mounting a cover window comprising a flat portion having curved both ends on a first jig comprising a curved portion;
mounting a panel member on a second jig that conforms to a surface of the first jig; and
laminating the cover window to the panel member by moving at least one of a first one of the first jig or the second jig to a first other one of the first jig or the second jig to press the cover window and the panel member against each other.

US Pat. No. 10,194,537

MINIMIZING PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD WARPAGE

International Business Ma...

1. A method of fabricating an asymmetric printed circuit board with reduced warpage, the method comprising:creating a stack of layers, wherein the stack of layers includes a top layer and a bottom layer;
determining a first area and a second area of the stack of layers;
determining a first target coefficient of thermal expansion for the first area and a second target coefficient of thermal expansion for the second area based, at least in part, on an amount of heat that is predicted to be produced by at least one circuit component;
identifying, in the stack of layers, a portion of the first area and a portion of the second area that include resin; and
generating the asymmetric printed circuit board, at least in part, by differentially applying at least one of (i) electromagnetic radiation and (ii) pressure to each of (a) the portion of the first area based on the first target coefficient of thermal expansion and (b) the portion of the second area based on the second target coefficient of thermal expansion, thereby increasing curing of resin included in the portion of the first area and the portion of the second area, wherein (i) a degree of curing in the first area is different than a degree of curing in the second area, and (ii) at least one of an amount of electromagnetic radiation and an amount of pressure applied to areas that include resin are based, at least in part, on at least one of a recommended set point for the resin, dwell time for the resin, ramp rate for the resin, and warpage predicted by computer modeling.

US Pat. No. 10,194,536

METHOD OF MAKING AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING A THIN FILM RESISTOR FORMED ON AN LCP SOLDER MASK AND RELATED DEVICES

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A method of making an electronic device comprising:forming a pair of circuit layers each comprising a plurality of solder pads on opposing major surfaces of a liquid crystal polymer (LCP) substrate;
forming a pair of LCP solder masks each having opposing first and second major surfaces and a plurality of mask openings extending therebetween;
forming at least one thin film resistor directly on the first major surface of each of the pair of the LCP solder masks; and
after forming at least one thin film resistor directly on the first major surface of each of the pair of LCP solder masks then coupling each of the pair of LCP solder masks to the opposing major surfaces of the LCP substrate so that each at least one thin film resistor is coupled to a respective one of the pair of circuit layers and so that each plurality of solder pads is aligned with a respective plurality of mask openings.

US Pat. No. 10,194,535

CAPACITOR ASSEMBLY ADAPTED FOR CIRCUIT BOARD

Cornell Dubilier Marketin...

1. A method of replacing two or more capacitors on a circuit board, comprising the steps of:(a) providing a replacement capacitor having first and second leads;
(b) providing a plate having (i) an inner face and an outer face; (ii) a first terminal positioned on the plate and electrically connectable to the first lead of the replacement capacitor; (iii) a first connector having at least two leads extending outward from the inner face of the plate, for electrically connecting the first connector to the circuit board in two locations; (iv) a first pathway electrically connecting the first terminal to the first connector; (v) a second terminal positioned on the plate and electrically connectable to the second lead of the replacement capacitor; (vii) a second connector having at least two leads extending outward from the inner face of the plate, for electrically connecting the second connector to the circuit board in two locations; and (viii) a second pathway electrically connecting the second terminal to the second connector;
(c) affixing the capacitor to the outer face of the plate and electrically connecting the first lead of the replacement capacitor to the first terminal of the plate and electrically connecting the second lead of the replacement capacitor to the second terminal of the plate; and
(d) electrically connecting the leads of the first connector and the leads of the second connector to the circuit board, in the location previously occupied by the two or more capacitors being replaced.

US Pat. No. 10,194,534

PRINTED WIRING BOARD, ELECTRONIC DEVICE, CATHETER, AND METALLIC MATERIAL

1. A printed wiring board comprising:one or more wires; and
one or more heat-generating components,
wherein the one or more wires satisfy, either partly or as a whole, at least one of the following conditions (A) to (C):
(A) the one or more wires include a rolled copper foil, either partly or as a whole,
(B) the one or more wires include, either partly or as a whole, a material having a thermal conductivity of 330 W/(m·K) or more, and
(C) the one or more wires include, either partly or as a whole, a material having an electrical conductivity of 88% IACS or more, and
wherein the one or more heat-generating components and the one or more wires are directly or indirectly connected to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,194,530

MICROELECTRONIC SYSTEM INCLUDING PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD HAVING IMPROVED POWER/GROUND BALL PAD ARRAY

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

21. A microelectronic system, comprising:a base, comprising
an internal conductive layer;
a build-up layer on the internal conductive layer, said build-up layer comprising a top conductive layer;
a plurality of microvias in the build-up layer to electrically connect the top conductive layer with the internal conductive layer;
a power net in the top conductive layer, said power net comprising a plurality of power ball pads arranged in cascade; and
a ground net disposed being in close proximity to said power net and coupled to said power net in an interdigitated fashion, wherein said ground net comprises a plurality of ground ball pads arranged in cascade; and
a semiconductor device mounted on the base.

US Pat. No. 10,194,529

PARTIAL METAL FILL FOR PREVENTING EXTREME-LOW-K DIELECTRIC DELAMINATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A circuit package, comprising:a substrate;
a dielectric layer on a surface of the substrate;
a plurality of metal layers within the dielectric layer; and
an ultra-thick-metal (UTM) conductor on a surface of the dielectric layer; wherein the plurality of metals layers are configured into a plurality of metal pads, and wherein the dielectric layer within a footprint of the UTM conductor is configured with a plurality of vias connecting individual ones of the metal pads between neighboring pairs of the metal layers into a plurality interrupted via stacks that do not extend across more than three of the metal layers.

US Pat. No. 10,194,522

THERMAL INTERFACE SOLUTION WITH REDUCED ADHESION FORCE

International Business Ma...

1. A method comprising applying an adhesive to a first substrate and a second substrate to secure said first substrate to said second substrate, said adhesive extending in a plane on one side of an interposer, said interposer also extending in said plane and contiguous with said adhesive, said interposer comprising openings to enable the flow of said adhesive through said openings to form adhesive bond areas on one of said substrates that substantially conform to said openings, said bond areas being adjacent to adhesive free areas, the other of said substrate being substantially covered by said adhesive, so that said adhesive bond areas produce regions of reduced adhesive strength to said one substrate compared to the strength of the bond of said adhesive to said other substrate, where one of said substrates comprises a VTM electronic device, and the other of said substrates comprises a heat spreader substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,194,520

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS

AutoNetworks Technologies...

1. An information processing apparatus comprising:a casing;
a storage medium housed in the casing;
a control unit having a detection unit and an erasing unit, the detection unit configured to detect opening of the casing;
the erasing unit configured to erase information stored in the storage medium in a case; and
a power source including an external power source and a photoelectric conversion unit that converts light into electric power, both configured to supply power to the detection unit and the erasing unit,
wherein the photoelectric conversion unit is incorporated in the casing, wherein the control unit is configured to actuate the erasing unit to erase information stored in the storage medium only when power is supplied by the photoelectric conversion unit.

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. 10,194,510

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. 10,194,509

LIGHTING SYSTEM CONTROLLER

8. A wirelessly controllable lighting system, comprising:one or more lights operably connected to a first wireless transceiver;
a controller comprising a first joystick, a second joystick,
a second wireless transceiver and a recessed area disposed on the housing, the recessed area adapted to removably secure a smartphone therein;
wherein the controller is configured to operate the one or more lights via communication between the first wireless transceiver and the second wireless transceiver over a wireless network,
wherein movement of the first joystick is configured to cause the second wireless transceiver to transmit a first signal to the first wireless transceiver and move the one or more lights in a first direction;
wherein movement of the second joystick is configured to cause the second wireless transceiver to transmit a second signal to the first wireless transceiver and move the one or more lights in a second direction.

US Pat. No. 10,194,503

COMPOSITE LIGHT SOURCE SYSTEMS AND METHODS

ABL IP Holding LLC, Atla...

1. A composite light source, comprising:a plurality of illumination panels; and
a controller; wherein the controller:
receives a user input that defines one or more user-preferred colors,
calculates one or more colors that are complementary to the one or more user-preferred colors, such that a sum of the user-preferred colors and the one or more colors that are complementary to the user-preferred colors, provides a net lumen output and a net chromaticity;
controls one or more of the illumination panels to emit the user-preferred colors, and
controls one or more others of the illumination panels to emit the one or more colors that are complementary to the user-preferred colors,
such that a far field photometric distribution of the composite light source provides the net lumen output and the net chromaticity.

US Pat. No. 10,194,501

LOAD CONTROL DEVICE FOR A LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE LIGHT SOURCE

LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO., I...

1. A load control device for controlling an amount of power delivered to an electrical load, the load control device comprising:a load regulation circuit configured to control a magnitude of a load current conducted through the electrical load to control the amount of power delivered to the electrical load;
a current sense circuit configured to provide a load current feedback signal that indicates the magnitude of the load current; and
a control circuit configured to generate at least one drive signal for controlling the load regulation circuit to adjust an average magnitude of the load current;
wherein the control circuit is configured to operate in an active state during an active time period to adjust an operational characteristic of the at least one drive signal in response to the load current feedback signal in order to regulate a peak magnitude of the load current to a target current, the control circuit further configured to operate in an inactive state during an inactive time period to stop generating the at least one drive signal in response to the load current feedback signal, the control circuit configured to operate in the active state and the inactive state on a periodic basis over a plurality of burst periods, each of the burst periods including the active time period and the inactive time period; and
wherein the control circuit is configured to adjust the average magnitude of the load current by adjusting a length of the inactive time period while holding a length of the active time period constant in at least some of the burst periods.

US Pat. No. 10,194,497

CONTROL CIRCUIT, CONTROL METHOD AND SWITCHING POWER SUPPLY THEREOF

Silergy Semiconductor Tec...

1. A control circuit for generating a switching control signal to control switching operations of a power switch in a power stage circuit, the control circuit comprising:a) a first control loop configured to receive a first voltage feedback signal, and to generate a first compensation signal;
b) a voltage regulating circuit configured to receive an output voltage signal of said power stage circuit, and to generate a second compensation signal according to a difference between said output voltage signal of said power stage circuit during first and second operating time periods, wherein a dimming signal is active during said first operating time period, and said dimming signal is inactive during said second operating time period;
c) said voltage regulating circuit being configured to generate a voltage maintenance signal according to said output voltage signal of said power stage circuit throughout said first operating time period, and to generate said second compensation signal by utilizing said voltage maintenance signal during said second operating time period; and
d) a control and driving circuit configured to receive said first and second compensation signals and a first sense voltage signal that represents a current through an inductor of said power stage circuit, and to generate an OFF signal by comparing said first compensation signal against said first sense voltage signal during said first operating time period and comparing said second compensation signal against said first sense voltage signal during said second operating time period, and said switching control signal according to said OFF signal and an ON signal.

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. 10,194,488

ELECTRIC HEATER WITH CONNECTION WIRE

1. An electric heater comprising:an outer jacket; and
an electric heating element;
a connecting wire arranged at least in some sections within the outer jacket, the electric heating element being supplied with electric current by the connecting wire, the connecting wire having a cavity, in which a section of the electric heating element or an electric feed line to the electric heating element is accommodated, wherein the connecting wire has a cross section deviating from redial symmetry;
wherein the connecting wire is crimped with the electric heating element or the electric feed line to the electric heating element, wherein a shape of a cross section of the electric heating element is different from a shape of the cross section of the connecting wire.

US Pat. No. 10,194,485

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATED DISPATCH OF MOBILE DEVICES IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. A method for automated dispatch of mobile devices, the method comprising:receiving, at an infrastructure controller device, one of an alert and request for a response to an incident at an associated location;
identifying, by the infrastructure controller device, a first set of a plurality of mobile devices for responding to the one of the alert and request;
transmitting, by the infrastructure controller device, a first dispatch request to each mobile device in the first set requesting dispatch to the incident at the associated location;
receiving, by the infrastructure controller device and from a first subset of some or all of the first set of the plurality of mobile devices, an acceptance of the first dispatch request;
subsequently determining, by the infrastructure controller device, that a number of mobile devices in the first subset accepting dispatch to the incident at the associated location is greater than a determined number of mobile devices required for responding to the incident at the associated location, and responsively:
identifying, by the infrastructure controller device, at least one higher priority mobile device in the first subset accepting dispatch to the incident at the associated location relative to at least one lower priority mobile device in the first subset accepting dispatch to the incident at the associated location; and
transmitting, by the infrastructure controller device, a recall notice to the at least one lower priority mobile device withdrawing the first dispatch request requesting dispatch to the incident at the associated location to the at least one lower priority mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,194,481

DEVICE AND METHOD OF HANDLING RADIO RESOURCE CONTROL CONNECTION

HTC Corporation, Taoyuan...

1. A communication device for handling a radio resource control (RRC) connection, comprising:a storage unit, for storing instructions of:
transmitting a first resume request message with a first resume identity for requesting a resume of the RRC connection to a first cell of a network;
receiving a resume reject message from the first cell of the network;
determining the first resume identity and at least one radio resource corresponding to the first resume identity are valid and keeping the first resume identity and the at least one radio resource, if the resume reject message comprises an indicator; and
determining the first resume identity and the at least one radio resource are invalid and releasing the first resume identity and the at least one radio resource, if the resume reject message does not comprise the indicator; and
a processing circuit, coupled to the storage unit, configured to execute the instructions stored in the storage unit.

US Pat. No. 10,194,480

CORE SIGNALLING REDUCTION IN DUAL CONNECTIVITY

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:at a first network device configured to operate as a small cell gateway for a Master Radio Access Point (MRAP) and a Secondary Radio Access Point (SRAP), wherein the first network device presents the MRAP and the SRAP as a single access point to a perspective of a plurality of core network functions that use the first network device to access the MRAP and SRAP:
receiving, from the MRAP, a first message comprising an indication that a first bearer is to be switched from the MRAP to the SRAP, the first message comprising:
a Tunnel Endpoint Identifier TEID for the first bearer in the SRAP identifying a GTP tunnel endpoint for the first bearer within the SRAP, and
a first transport layer address of the SRAP to which downlink data for the TEID for the first bearer in the SRAP is to be sent;
receiving first downlink user plane data for a subscriber session identified by a TEID for the first bearer in the MRAP;
replacing, for the first downlink data, the TEID for the first bearer in the MRAP with the TEID for the first bearer in the SRAP; and
sending the first downlink data to the first transport layer address using the TEID for the first bearer in the SRAP.

US Pat. No. 10,194,473

ACCESS POINT DEVICE FOR WORK MACHINE, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR WORK MACHINE, WORK MACHINE, AND DATA TRANSMITTING METHOD FOR WORK MACHINE

KUBOTA CORPORATION, Osak...

1. An access point device for a work machine, the access point device being configured to transmit a communication identifier that is configured to be obtained by a mobile terminal in establishing connection via wireless communication between an in-vehicle network disposed on the work machine and the mobile terminal on an outside network other than the in-vehicle network, comprising:a memory to store data of the work machine;
a controller to newly generate another communication identifier when the data stored in the memory is updated, the other communication identifier being generated by adding, to the communication identifier, information representing request to obtain the updated data; and
a communicator to transmit the other communication identifier generated by the controller to the mobile terminal and to transmit the updated data to the mobile terminal when the mobile terminal is connected to the access point device via the wireless communication after the mobile terminal receives the other communication identifier transmitted by the communicator.

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. 10,194,469

ENABLING DIFFERENT DEVICE TRIGGERING ASPECTS IN A MACHINE TO MACHINE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

ZTE Corporation, Shenzhe...

1. A method for facilitating Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication, the method comprising:receiving a request for a service targeted to a common service entity (CSE) with a CSE-ID from an underlying network, wherein the CSE comprises one or more service functions that are common to multiple M2M services;
identifying an M2M device associated with the CSE-ID for the service request using an M2M external identifier (M2M-Ext-ID) associated with the M2M device; and
performing provisioning operations for at least one of a pre-provisioned M2M-Ext-ID and a dynamic M2M-Ext-ID at different domains from each other, wherein
the M2M-Ext-ID is pre-provisioned along with an associated CSE-ID at an infrastructure node in an infrastructure domain, and
the M2M-Ext-ID is provisioned in a dynamic mode in which the M2M-Ext-ID is provisioned at the M2M device hosting the CSE in a field domain, and in which the M2M-Ext-ID is transferred to an IN-CSE during a CSE registration.

US Pat. No. 10,194,468

WIRELESS CHANNEL RESERVATION

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method, by a wireless local area network (WLAN) access point (AP), the method comprising:setting a first duration value in a first duration field of a first multi-user request to send (MU-RTS) frame, wherein the first duration value is based on a clear to send (CTS) timeout value;
setting a second duration value in a second duration field of the first MU-RTS frame, wherein the second duration value is based on a remaining transmission opportunity (TXOP) duration;
addressing the first MU-RTS frame, at least in part, to a first WLAN station (STA);
setting the first duration value in the first duration field of a second MU-RTS frame;
addressing the second MU-RTS frame, at least in part, to a second STA; and
transmitting the first and second MU-RTS frames at a first time.

US Pat. No. 10,194,467

LISTEN-BEFORE-TALK IN UPLINK MULTIUSER MIMO SYSTEMS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method of operation of a User Equipment, UE, in a cellular communications network, comprising:performing a Listen-Before-Talk, LBT, procedure for an observed channel, a result of the LBT procedure being that the observed channel is busy;
receiving an indication of a spatial load of the cellular communications network;
deciding to override the LBT procedure based on knowledge that the observed channel is busy due to transmission by a compatible UE, the compatible UE being a UE that can be co-scheduled with the UE in the cellular communications network and based on the indication of the spatial load of the cellular communications network; and
transmitting on the observed channel even though the result of the LBT procedure is that the observed channel is busy upon deciding to override the LBT procedure.

US Pat. No. 10,194,464

RANDOM ACCESS CONFIGURATION FOR MTC OPERATION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method, performed by a user equipment in a wireless network, the method comprising:receiving information indicating Random Access Channel (RACH) physical resources, said information indicating a first set of RACH physical resources for transmission of a random access preamble for random access attempts that use a first number of repetitions of the random access preamble for each random access attempt and a second set of RACH physical resources for transmission of a random access preamble for random access attempts that use a second, different, number of repetitions of the random access preamble for each random access attempt;
selecting a set of RACH physical resources corresponding to transmission of a random access preamble with the first number of repetitions; and
transmitting, for a single random access attempt, a random access preamble with the first number of random access preamble repetitions using at least the selected set of RACH physical resources, wherein the transmitted random access preamble with the first number of random access preamble repetitions is transmitted according to a frequency hopping pattern, and wherein a starting frequency location of the frequency hopping pattern is randomly selected by the user equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,194,462

TRANSMISSION OF UPLINK CONTROL INFORMATION FOR LINK-BUDGET-LIMITED DEVICES

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A base station configured to perform wireless communication with a wireless device, the base station comprising:a radio; and
a processing element operatively coupled to the radio, wherein the radio and the processing element are configured to:
receive a first message comprising a first indication that a user equipment device (UE) is link budget limited, wherein the UE is link budget limited as a result of a hardware limitation of the UE;
send a first uplink grant to the UE in response to the first message, wherein the first uplink grant identifies uplink resources in a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) for transmission of first uplink control information;
transmit first coding rate information to the UE in response to the first message, wherein the first coding rate information identifies a first coding rate sufficient to ensure successful decoding of first uplink control information in the PUSCH, wherein the PUSCH supports channel coding with a flexible coding rate, wherein the radio and the processing element are configured to receive second uplink control information on a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) using a defined coding rate in response to an indication that a UE is not link budget limited, wherein the PUCCH is encoded by using Zadoff-Chu sequences, wherein the first coding rate is lower than the defined coding rate; and
receive the first uplink control information from the UE, wherein the first uplink control information is received in the PUSCH, wherein the first uplink control information is channel coded by the UE, wherein the coding rate of the channel coding applied to the first uplink control information is the first coding rate identified by the first coding rate information.

US Pat. No. 10,194,460

USER EQUIPMENT, NETWORK SIDE DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR SENDING DPCCH

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A user equipment, comprising:a receiver, configured to receive indication information sent by a network side device;
a processor, configured to activate a second carrier of dual cell high speed uplink packet access (DC-HSUPA) according to the indication information, and to acquire uplink discontinuous transmission (DTX) parameters; and
a transmitter, configured to periodically send an uplink dedicated physical control channel (DPCCH) on the second carrier of the DC-HSUPA according to the indication information and the uplink DTX parameters,
wherein the indication information comprises a time point before which the transmitter is prohibited from sending the uplink DPCCH on the second carrier of the DC-HSUPA.

US Pat. No. 10,194,459

METHOD OF TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING MESSAGE FOR COMMUNICATION BETWEEN UES IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND APPARATUS USING METHOD

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of relaying a V2X (Vehicle-to-Everything) message in a wireless communication system supporting V2X communication, the method performed by a first UE (User Equipment) and comprising:receiving the V2X message from a second UE;
calculating a resource usage rate of a direct link between a plurality of UEs;
determining a relay scheme of the V2X message by comparing the calculated resource usage rate to a predetermined threshold; and
transmitting the received V2X message to a third UE based on the determined relay scheme,
wherein the threshold is determined based on a type of the V2X message or a type of the second UE,
wherein the threshold is lower when the V2X message is an event-driven message than when the V2X message is a periodic message, and
wherein the threshold is lower when the second UE is a public safety UE than when the second UE is a normal UE.

US Pat. No. 10,194,458

BLIND SCHEDULING APPARATUS AND METHOD IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for communicating at a terminal in a communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a higher layer, information related to an uplink resource;
identifying whether there is no data to be transmitted based on the uplink resource;
identifying a type of the uplink resource; and
determining not to generate a medium access (MAC) protocol data unit (PDU) based on identifying (i) that there is no data to be transmitted and (ii) the type of the uplink resource,
wherein the type of the uplink resource comprises a first type mapped to a cell radio network temporary identifier (C-RNTI) associated with a configured uplink grant.

US Pat. No. 10,194,455

METHOD FOR FEEDING BACK CHANNEL QUALITY INDICATOR, AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SENDING RESOURCE SCHEDULING INFORMATION

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A user equipment, comprising:a receiver, configured to obtain a system bandwidth, a channel quality indicator (CQI) feedback mode, and antenna port quantity information specified by a network device and sent by the network device,
a processor, configured to determine a feedback granularity of a CQI according to the system bandwidth, the CQI feedback mode, and the antenna port quantity information specified by the network device; and
a transmitter, configured to feed back the CQI to the network device according to the feedback granularity of the CQI.

US Pat. No. 10,194,454

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IMPLEMENTING SERVICE SCHEDULING, BASE STATION, AND USER EQUIPMENT

1. A method for implementing service scheduling, comprising:sending, by an evolved Node B, eNB, time-domain scheduling information of Single Cell-Point To Multipoint, SC-PTM, Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service, MBMS, to User Equipment, UE, wherein
the time-domain scheduling information is used for indicating a position of a time-domain subframe where the MBMS is located,
a Physical Downlink Control Channel, PDCCH, of the time-domain subframe comprises frequency-domain scheduling information of the MBMS,
a Cyclic Redundancy Check, CRC, of the PDCCH is scrambled by using a Radio Network Temporary Identifier, RNTI, corresponding to contents in a Physical Downlink Share Channel, PDSCH, and
the MBMS is sent on the PDSCH.

US Pat. No. 10,194,453

COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE AND METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A communications device comprising:a transmitter configured to transmit signals to one or more other communications devices via a wireless access interface to perform device-to-device communications,
a receiver configured to receive signals from the one or more other communications devices via the wireless access interface, and
a controller configured to control the transmitter and the receiver to transmit or to receive the signals via the wireless access interface to transmit or to receive data represented by the signals, the wireless access interface including
a scheduling region comprising a bitmap including a plurality of sections of communications resources arranged in a first grid, wherein each section of the plurality of sections in the scheduling region correspond to one bit of the bitmap, and
a plurality of sections of shared communications resources arranged in a second grid, each of the plurality of sections of shared communications resources corresponding to one of the bits of the bitmap in the scheduling region, wherein transmitting in one or more of the plurality of the sections of the scheduling region reserves one or more corresponding sections of the shared communications resources for transmitting the signals representing the data.

US Pat. No. 10,194,452

DEVICE-TO-DEVICE (D2D) CHANNEL MANAGEMENT WITH NETWORK-ASSISTED REFERENCE SIGNAL TRANSMISSION

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

1. A method comprising:instructing a first user equipment (UE) device to transmit a reference signal;
receiving, from a second UE device, device-to-device (D2D) channel characteristic information indicative of a D2D communication link between the first UE device and the second UE device, the D2D channel characteristic information determined from a UE device received reference signal that is the reference signal transmitted by the first UE device as received at the second UE device;
determining, from the D2D channel characteristic information, D2D transmission parameters for transmitting a D2D signal from the first UE device to the second UE device; and
transmitting the D2D transmission parameters to the first UE device.

US Pat. No. 10,194,450

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING CONTROL INFORMATION, USER EQUIPMENT AND BASE STATION

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for transmitting control information, comprising:obtaining a resource occupied by first uplink control information (UCI) and obtaining a resource occupied by second UCI;
performing channel encoding on the first UCI according to the resource occupied by the first UCI to obtain an encoded bit sequence of the first UCI, and performing channel encoding on the second UCI according to the resource occupied by the second UCI to obtain an encoded bit sequence of the second UCI; and
mapping the encoded bit sequence of the first UCI and the encoded bit sequence of the second UCI to a physical uplink channel, so as to transmit to a base station, wherein
the first UCI is periodic channel state information CSI and the second UCI is a hybrid automatic repeat request-acknowledgment message HARQ-ACK; or
the first UCI is periodic channel state information CSI and the second UCI is a hybrid automatic repeat request-acknowledgment message HARQ-ACK and a scheduling request SR, wherein the obtaining a resource occupied by first UCI comprises:
in a case that the periodic CSI comprises CSI of a first reporting type or CSI of a second reporting type, obtaining a resource occupied by the CSI of the first reporting type or the CSI of the second reporting type; or,
in a case that the periodic CSI comprises CSI of a first reporting type and CSI of a second reporting type, obtaining a resource occupied by the CSI of the first reporting type and discarding the CSI of the second reporting type, or obtaining a resource occupied by the CSI of the first reporting type and obtaining a resource occupied by the CSI of the second reporting type, wherein the performing channel encoding on the first UCI according to the resource occupied by the first UCI to obtain an encoded bit sequence of the first UCI and performing channel encoding on the second UCI according to the resource occupied by the second UCI to obtain an encoded bit sequence of the second UCI comprise:
in a case that the resource is the number of modulation symbols, calculating the number of encoded bits occupied by the first UCI according to the number of modulation symbols occupied by the first UCI, and calculating the number of encoded bits occupied by the second UCI according to the number of modulation symbols occupied by the second UCI; performing channel encoding on the first UCI according to the number of encoded bits occupied by the first UCI to obtain the encoded bit sequence of the first UCI, and performing channel encoding on the second UCI according to the number of encoded bits occupied by the second UCI to obtain the encoded bit sequence of the second UCI; or,
in a case that the resource is the number of encoded bits, performing channel encoding on the first UCI according to the number of encoded bits occupied by the first UCI to obtain the encoded bit sequence of the first UCI, and performing channel encoding on the second UCI according to the number of encoded bits occupied by the second UCI to obtain the encoded bit sequence of the second UCI, wherein
the number of modulation symbols occupied by the first UCI satisfies Q?CSI=Q? or Q?CSI=Q??Q?HARQ-ACK, and
the number of modulation symbols occupied by the second UCI satisfies
Q?HARQ-ACK=|Q?*(OHARQ-ACK/(OCSI+OHARQ-ACK))*?offset|, or
Q?HARQ-ACK=|Q?*(OHARQ-ACK/(OCSI+OHARQ-ACK))|, or
Q?HARQ-ACK=|(?)*Q?*(OHARQ-ACK/OCSI)|, or
Q?HARQ-ACK=|(OHARQ-ACK*((MSCPUCCH*NsymbPUCCH)/VSF)*?offset)/OCSI)|, or
Q?HARQ-ACK=NsymbHARQ-ACK*MSCPUCCH,
wherein Q? is capacity of the physical uplink channel, OHARQ-ACK is the total number of information bits of the HARQ-ACK, OCSI the total number of information bits of the periodic CSI, ?offset is a value configured semi-statically by high-layer signaling or a preset value, MSCPUCCH is the number of subcarriers allocated to the physical uplink channel, NsymbPUCCH is the number of time domain symbols, used for transmitting the UCI, of the physical uplink channel, VSF is the value of a spread spectrum coefficient, and NsymbHARQ-ACK is the number of time domain symbols used for transmitting the HARQ-ACK.

US Pat. No. 10,194,449

BASE STATION, SIGNAL SYNTHESIS METHOD, AND SIGNAL FORWARDING METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A first base station that receives signals transmitted from one terminal in cooperation with a second base station and performs synthesis processing of the received signals of the second base station and the received signals of the first base station, the first base station comprising:a determination circuit that determines that the synthesis processing is necessary in a case where there is an error in a result of decoding of the received signals of the first base station at the time of the first transmission of the terminal;
a communication circuit that transmits to the terminal a Negative Acknowledgement (NACK) indicating that there is the error in the result of decoding, and transmits to the second base station a message requesting forwarding of the received signals in a case where the synthesis processing is determined to be necessary, and receives the forwarded signals that are forwarded from the second base station at the time of retransmission of the terminal; and
a synthesis circuit that synthesizes the forwarded signals from the second base station and the received signals of the first base station in a case where the synthesis processing is determined to be necessary,
wherein the forwarded signals are obtained by synthesizing signals that have been received at the second base station from the first transmission until the current retransmission.

US Pat. No. 10,194,447

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND A METHOD FOR COMMUNICATION

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An apparatus comprising:a selection unit configured to select a frequency band to which non-orthogonal multiple access is applied and at least one layer among a plurality of layers that are to be multiplexed in the frequency band for the non-orthogonal multiple access, as a band and a layer to be used for transmission to a terminal device; and
a notification unit configured to notify the terminal device of the frequency band and the at least one layer.

US Pat. No. 10,194,445

RESOURCE AND POWER ALLOCATION INDICATION IN BEAM-BASED ACCESS SYSTEM

FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, I...

10. A network component comprising:a memory storage comprising instructions; and
one or more processors in communication with the memory storage, wherein the one or more processors execute the instructions to:
determine, with the network component, a relative effective transmit power offset between a control beam and a data beam; and
signal, with the network component, the relative effective transmit power offset to a user equipment (UE) for use by the UE in performing automatic gain control (AGC) on a control channel and a data channel.

US Pat. No. 10,194,444

INDEXING RESOURCES FOR TRANSMISSION OF ACKNOWLEDGEMENT SIGNALS IN MULTI-CELL TDD COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for transmitting an acknowledgement signal at a user equipment in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving control information including a hybrid automatic repeat request acknowledgement (HARQ-ACK) resource offset field including a HARQ-ACK resource index indicating a first resource offset in a table in which a plurality of resource offsets are mapped to a plurality of HARQ-ACK resource indexes associated with transmission of the acknowledgement signal;
determining a resource for transmitting the acknowledgement signal based on the first resource offset; and
transmitting the acknowledgement signal on the determined resource.

US Pat. No. 10,194,440

CHANNEL RASTER DESIGN IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communications by a user equipment (UE), comprising:determining, by the UE, an uplink channel raster for determining frequency location of an uplink channel over which to transmit uplink communications to a base station; and
transmitting, by the UE, uplink communications to the base station over the uplink channel,
wherein the uplink channel raster is shifted, in frequency, with respect to a legacy uplink channel raster of a legacy communication technology, wherein the uplink channel coexists with one or more uplink channels of the legacy communication technology in an uplink carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,194,436

WI-FI FRAMES INCLUDING FRAME EXTENSIONS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. An apparatus for wireless communication, comprising:a processing system configured to:
generate a frame for transmitting data to one or more wireless nodes;
determine whether to include a frame extension after a data symbol in the frame;
determine a length of the frame extension, if the determination is to include the frame extension in the frame, based on an amount of data in the data symbol of the frame and on a ratio of useful coded data bits in the data symbol to total coded bits in the data symbol; and
provide an indication of the length of the frame extension within the frame, if the determination is to include the frame extension;
a first interface configured to output the frame for transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,194,434

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SCHEDULING OF A WIRELESS DEVICE

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A network node configured for operation in a wireless communication network, said network node comprising:a communication interface configured for communicating with at least one of: another network node of a same or different type; and a wireless device operating within the wireless communication network; and
a processing circuit configured to:
determine whether the wireless device is of a first type or a second type, where wireless devices of the first type have no ability or a limited ability to transmit in a post-gap subframe, which is any uplink subframe that is the first subframe after a measurement gap that was preceded by an uplink subframe or a special subframe, whereas wireless devices of the second type have the ability, without limitation, to transmit in post-gap subframes; and
control scheduling of the wireless device with respect to post-gap subframes, in dependence on whether the wireless device was determined to be of the first type or of the second type.

US Pat. No. 10,194,427

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR MULTIPLE USER UPLINK

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. An apparatus for wireless communication comprising:an electronic hardware processor configured to generate a clear to transmit message comprising a first indication of an uplink transmission opportunity, the clear to transmit message further comprising a request for two or more stations to concurrently transmit uplink data at a specific time, the clear to transmit message further comprising a common information field including information common to all of the two or more stations, the clear to transmit message further comprising two or more individual information fields corresponding to each of the two or more stations respectively, the clear to transmit message further comprising a duration field indicating a length for a plurality of uplink data transmissions to be received from the two or more stations at the specific time, wherein the indicated length corresponds to a number of orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing symbols;
a transmitter configured to transmit the clear to transmit message to the two or more stations; and
a receiver configured to receive the plurality of uplink data transmissions at the specific time from at least two stations of the two or more stations.

US Pat. No. 10,194,426

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING UPLINK DATA IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting uplink data in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, by a user equipment, configuration information of a contention-based radio resource from a base station,
wherein the configuration information includes uplink resource information in which a contention-based physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) zone (CP zone) is configured,
wherein the CP zone is a resource region in which one or more contention-based PUSCH resource blocks allocated within a subframe are available, and
wherein the CP zone is independently configured for each uplink transmission procedure and set to a same pattern in at least one subframe;
transmitting, by the user equipment, a scheduling request including information indicating a service characteristic of uplink data; and
transmitting, by the user equipment, the uplink data on a contention-based PUSCH resource block that can transmit the uplink data without an uplink grant of the base station,
wherein an uplink signal related to the uplink data and the uplink data are transmitted in an identical subframe.

US Pat. No. 10,194,425

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR HANDLING OF SPECIAL SCELL SELECTION IN DUAL CONNECTIVITY

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for communication by a second base station in a wireless communication system including a first base station and the second base station, the method comprising:receiving, from the first base station, a request message including a measurement result for one or more cells;
determining a primary second cell (PScell) among the one or more cells based on the measurement result; and
transmitting, to the first base station, a response message including configuration information of the PScell in response to the request message.

US Pat. No. 10,194,424

TECHNIQUES FOR MANAGING RESOURCES FOR UPLINK TRANSMISSIONS IN A SHARED RADIO FREQUENCY SPECTRUM BAND

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:identifying, by a user equipment (UE), a first interval for an uplink transmission in a shared radio frequency spectrum band;
identifying, by the UE, a second interval for the uplink transmission;
comparing, by the UE, the first interval with the second interval;
determining, by the UE, uplink resources to use for the uplink transmission based at least in part on the comparison of the first interval with the second interval; and
transmitting, by the UE, the uplink transmission using the determined uplink resources.

US Pat. No. 10,194,423

UPLINK TRANSMISSION METHOD AND UPLINK TRANSMISSION DEVICE

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. An uplink transmission method, the method comprising:determining, by a user equipment (UE) configured with a first cell group of a first base station and a second cell group of a second base station, whether a first physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) transmission including a first scheduling request (SR) toward the first cell group is overlapped in a subframe with a second uplink channel transmission including a second SR toward the second cell group;
determining, by the UE, priorities of the first PUCCH transmission and the second uplink channel transmission when the overlap is determined in the subframe; and
performing, by the UE, both of the first PUCCH transmission including the first SR and the second uplink channel transmission including the second SR based on the determined priorities.

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. 10,194,418

DETERMINATION AND PRESENTATION OF CUSTOMIZED NOTIFICATIONS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:accessing, by a fitness application of a wearable device having an associated user account, historical fitness data associated with the user account, the historical fitness data collected by the wearable device during a plurality of days that together define a historical period;
detecting a beginning of a current day based at least in part on a detected user action performed at the wearable device, the current day comprising a plurality of segments;
determining whether to present a coaching notification at a conclusion of a first segment of the plurality of segments by at least:
accessing current fitness data collected by the wearable device and tracked by the fitness application during the first segment;
comparing the current fitness data to the historical fitness data to identify a correlation between a current progress toward a fitness goal and a historical progress toward the fitness goal; and
determining, based at least in part on the correlation, whether the fitness goal is achievable during one or more other segments of the plurality of segments; and
presenting a coaching notification at the conclusion of the first segment when the fitness goal is achievable during the one or more other segments, the coaching notification identifying the fitness goal.

US Pat. No. 10,194,417

METHOD FOR PROCESSING NOTIFICATION MESSAGE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of processing a notification message for applying a group policy to a notification subscription in a wireless communication system, the method being performed by a first machine-to-machine (M2M) device and comprising:receiving a plurality of notification messages which are triggered to be generated and transmitted when an event notification criteria of a subscription or a group subscription is satisfied;
determining whether a group subscription ID matching a group subscription ID pre-stored in the first M2M device is included in the received notification messages,
wherein the pre-stored group subscription ID is associated with a group policy applied to the group subscription, and the group subscription is requested and configured by a second M2M device for receiving notification messages for member resources belonging to a specific group; and
aggregating notification messages including the group subscription ID matching the pre-stored group subscription ID using the group policy corresponding to the pre-stored group subscription ID,
wherein the notification messages including the group subscription ID matching the pre-stored group subscription ID are received from group member M2M devices hosting the member resources belonging to the specific group.

US Pat. No. 10,194,412

UPLINK SYNCHRONIZATION METHOD AND TERMINAL

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. An access device, comprising:a receiver, a transmitter, and a memory for storing instructions; and
a processor coupled to the memory, wherein the instructions when executed by the processor cause the access device to:
receive, by the receiver a reference signal that is sent by a benefited terminal by using an access identifier of the benefited terminal, and receive a reference signal that is sent by a supporting terminal by using the access identifier of the benefited terminal,
calculate a synchronization information adjustment value of the benefited terminal according to the reference signal sent by the benefited terminal,
calculate a synchronization information adjustment value of the supporting terminal according to the reference signal sent by the supporting terminal,
send, by the transmitter, the synchronization information adjustment value of the benefited terminal to the benefited terminal,
send, by the transmitter, the synchronization information adjustment value of the supporting terminal to the supporting terminal,
receive, by the receiver, an uplink port number from the benefited terminal, wherein the uplink port number from the benefited terminal comprises an uplink port number of the benefited terminal and an uplink port number of the supporting terminal, and
determine a correspondence between an uplink port number and a benefited terminal or a supporting terminal according to a mapping rule.

US Pat. No. 10,194,411

USER EQUIPMENT AND SYNCHRONIZATION METHODS FOR DEVICE TO DEVICE (D2D) COMMUNICATION

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus for a User Equipment (UE), the apparatus comprising transceiver circuitry and hardware processing circuitry, the hardware processing circuitry to configure the transceiver circuitry to:receive, from an Evolved Node-B (eNB) arranged to operate in a network, a primary synchronization signal (PSS) that is based on one or more PSS symbol sequences; and
transmit, to a second UE, a primary device-to-device synchronization signal (PD2DSS) for a device-to-device (D2D) communication session between the UE and the second UE, wherein the PD2DSS is based on one or more PD2DSS symbol sequences and is transmitted according to a network reference timing that is based at least partly on the reception of the PSS,
wherein when the D2D communication session is an in-coverage D2D communication session, the PD2DSS is a first PD2DSS and is transmitted according to the network reference timing and the PD2DSS,
wherein when the D2D communication session is an out-of-coverage D2D communication session, the PD2DSS is a second PD2DSS and is transmitted as Trichronousl to the network reference timing, and
wherein the PD2DSS includes an indicator of whether the PD2DSS is the first PD2DSS or the second PD2DSS.

US Pat. No. 10,194,410

SYNCHRONIZATION SIGNAL BLOCKS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication by a base station, comprising:determining a synchronization signal (SS) index for a SS block, the SS block comprising a plurality of synchronization signals multiplexed for transmission on predetermined resources;
generating a first SS of the plurality of synchronization signals using the SS index;
frequency division multiplexing the first SS with at least a second synchronization signal (SSS) of the SS block, wherein the SSS comprises a secondary synchronization signal that carries information about a physical layer cell identity group number for the base station; and
transmitting the SS block including the first SS generated using the SS index frequency division multiplexed with the SSS on the predetermined resources, wherein the first SS is frequency division multiplexed with the SSS in at least one OFDM symbol, and wherein the SS index is conveyed using a shift of a pseudo-noise (PN) sequence of the first SS.

US Pat. No. 10,194,409

NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND AN OPERATING METHOD OF THE NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION DEVICE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A near field communication (NFC) device, comprising:an antenna;
a matching circuit connected to the antenna;
a clock extraction block configured to extract a clock from a signal received by the antenna and to output the extracted clock;
a frequency compensation block configured to compensate for a frequency of the extracted clock and to output a compensated clock; and
a modulation and amplification block configured to perform modulation and amplification by using the compensated clock and to output a transmit signal to the matching circuit,
wherein a first extracted clock has a first frequency that is extracted when the transmit signal is not output and a second extracted clock has a second frequency that is extracted when the transmit signal is output, and
wherein the frequency compensation block compensates for the second frequency of the second extracted clock based on a difference between the first frequency of the first extracted clock and the second frequency of the second extracted clock.

US Pat. No. 10,194,404

TRANSMISSION CONTROL APPARATUS AND TRANSMISSION CONTROL METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A transmission control apparatus for determining a group of terminal devices that are destinations to which signals are simultaneously transmitted out of a plurality of terminal devices, the transmission control apparatus comprising a processor that executes a process comprising:calculating received power vectors corresponding to received power of the respective terminal devices;
determining, based on an inner product between a received power vector of a first terminal device that is determined to belong to the group of terminal devices already and a received power vector of a second terminal device that is a candidate to be newly added to the group of terminal devices, whether to add the second terminal device to the group of terminal devices; and
generating transmission signals to be transmitted to a group of terminal devices that are determined in accordance with determination at the determining.

US Pat. No. 10,194,401

METHOD OF TERMINAL TRANSMITTING SOUNDING REFERENCE SIGNAL ON THE BASIS OF APERIODIC SOUNDING REFERENCE SIGNAL TRIGGERING AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING UPLINK TRANSMISSION POWER TO TRANSMIT APERIODIC SOUNDING REFERENCE SIGNAL

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting an aperiodic sounding reference signal (SRS) by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, by the UE, uplink power control information, the uplink power control information including a power offset value related to aperiodic SRS transmission;
receiving, by the UE, information regarding plural SRS parameter sets for the aperiodic SRS transmission;
receiving, by the UE, a downlink control information (DCI) format, the DCI format indicating a first triggering of an aperiodic SRS transmission; and
transmitting the aperiodic SRS based on the power offset value related to the aperiodic SRS transmission and a first SRS parameter set of the plural SRS parameter sets,
wherein the first SRS parameter set according to the first triggering is different from a second SRS parameter set of the plural SRS parameter sets, the second SRS parameter set having been configured for a previous aperiodic SRS transmission according to a second triggering before the first triggering.

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. 10,194,387

COORDINATOR AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF, WIRELESS SENSING NETWORK COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD

NANNING FUGUI PRECISION I...

1. A wireless sensing network communication method operable to be executed in a communication system, comprising:determining whether a coordinator is detected;
controlling multiple sensors to transmit access requests to the coordinator to keep the multiple sensors providing data as normal, in response to the coordinator being detected; and
controlling a first sensor to switch to be an alternative coordinator to receive the access requests transmitted by one or more second sensors to keep the second sensors providing data as normal, in response to the coordinator being not detected;
wherein when the first sensor is switched to be the alternative coordinator, the second sensors accesses the alternative coordinator, and the second sensors stop searching for the coordinator;
wherein the multiple sensors comprise the first sensor and the one or more second sensors.

US Pat. No. 10,194,351

SELECTIVE BANDWIDTH MODIFICATION FOR TRANSPARENT CAPACITY MANAGEMENT IN A CARRIER NETWORK

Verizon Digital Media Ser...

1. A method for managing available bandwidth in one or more service regions of a carrier network, the method comprising:intercepting at a capacity management device, content passing at a first rate from an external network to a packet switching component of the carrier network prior to the packet switching component routing said content to the one or more service regions, wherein the packet switching component switches packets between the carrier network and the external network, and wherein the capacity management device operates at the packet switching component or in a network path between the packet switching component and the external network;
identifying a particular service region of the one or more service regions as a destination of said content based on a destination address of the content mapping to a user in the particular service region; and
reducing bandwidth consumption by the user in the particular service region based on the capacity management device providing said content to the packet switching component at a second rate that is less than the first rate, and the packet switching component routing said content at the second rate to a radio access network (RAN) associated with the particular service region.

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. 10,194,202

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING AN AUDIO/VIDEO CONNECTION IN A DEVICE

INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HO...

1. A method comprising:entering a first operational state in a device in response to a user input, the first operational state powering a portion of circuits in the device;
detecting presence of a signal received at an input to the device, the received signal to be output from the device for display on a display device;
entering a second operational state in the device if the presence of the signal is detected, the second operational state powering one or more circuits for outputting the received signal;
entering a third operational state from the first operational state after not detecting the presence of the signal at the input to the device for a first period of time, the third operational state powering only one or more circuits needed for user input to the device; and
entering the first operational state from the third operational state, after a second time period and not in response to a user input, for detecting the presence of the signal at the input to the device.

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. 10,194,077

METHOD FOR OPERATING A CAMERA ASSEMBLY, CAMERA ASSEMBLY AND DRIVER ASSISTANCE SYSTEM

Connaught Electronics Ltd...

1. A method for operating a camera assembly for a vehicle, in which a first camera and a second camera capture images, wherein respective fields of view of the two cameras overlap at least in a partial region, and in which at least in an image captured by the first camera at least one contamination region including a plurality of pixels is detected within the partial region, the method comprising: altering data values specifying the respective transparency of the pixels in the at least one contamination region with respect to respective reference values of the transparency, which increase in the partial region towards an edge of the respective image upon superimposition of the images; in the image captured by the first camera, in at least one edge region of the contamination region, decreasing the data values specifying the respective transparency of pixels with respect to the respective reference values; and in the image captured by the second camera, in the at least one edge region, increasing the data values with respect to the respective reference values.

US Pat. No. 10,194,073

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING PREFERENCES FOR CAPTURE SETTINGS OF AN IMAGE CAPTURING DEVICE

GoPro, Inc., San Mateo, ...

1. A system for determining capture settings of an image capturing device, the system comprising:one or more physical computer processors configured by computer readable instructions to:
obtain an aggregated video segment, the aggregated video segment including a first video portion and a second video portion;
obtain a first set of capture settings associated with capture of the first portion;
obtain a second set of capture settings associated with capture of the second portion;
determine a set of preferred capture settings for the image capturing device based upon the first set of capture settings and the second set of capture settings, wherein the set of preferred capture settings defines aspects of operation for one or more of a processor of the image capturing device, an imaging sensor of the image capturing device, and/or an optical element of the image capturing device; and
effectuate transmission of instructions to the image capturing device, the instructions configured to cause the image capturing device to implement the set of preferred capture settings;
wherein the image capturing device is configured to implement the set of preferred capture settings based upon current contextual information that defines one or more current temporal attributes and/or current spatial attributes associated with the image capturing device.

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. 10,193,959

GRAPHICAL INTERFACE FOR EDITING AN INTERACTIVE DYNAMIC ILLUSTRATION

AUTODESK, INC., San Rafa...

1. A computer-implemented method for modifying a dynamic illustration, the method comprising:receiving a first input, via a graphical user interface, associated with a functional relationship between a first visual entity included in the dynamic illustration and a second visual entity included in the dynamic illustration;
receiving a second input, via the graphical user interface, that correlates a first visual parameter associated with the first visual entity with the functional relationship;
receiving a third input, via the graphical user interface, that correlates a second visual parameter associated with the second visual entity with the functional relationship;
receiving a fourth input, via the graphical user interface, that modifies a quantitative definition of the functional relationship, wherein the quantitative definition includes a two-dimensional mapping curve that graphically represents the functional relationship between the first visual entity correlated with the first visual parameter and the second visual entity correlated with the second visual parameter, and graphically modifies the two-dimensional mapping curve that graphically represents the functional relationship;
generating a graphical representation of the first visual entity and the second visual entity based on the modified two-dimensional mapping curve; and
displaying the graphical representation of the first visual entity and the second visual entity via the graphical user interface.

US Pat. No. 10,193,947

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR CONTENT DISTRIBUTION IN A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

Nokia of America Corporat...

1. A method for transmitting data files in a combination network, comprising:performing a caching method including determining popularities for the data files according to a demand distribution of destination devices and sending random packets of the data files to the destination devices based on the determined popularities;
receiving one or more requests from one or more the destination devices for packets of one or more the data files, wherein the requests are for missing packets that were not cached as a result of the caching method;
constructing a conflict graph, such that each packet requested by each destination device is represented by a distinct vertex among a plurality of vertices of the conflict graph, based on which of the plurality of vertices represent a same requested packet and which requested packets are stored in caches belonging to the destination devices;
coloring the plurality of vertices of the conflict graph according to a coloring scheme such that any two linked vertices have different colors;
performing a first encoding operation on the requested packets by combining subsets of the requested packets represented by vertices having a same color to generate first encoded data;
performing a second encoding operation on the first encoded data by combining bits of the first encoded data according to a binary encoding method to generate second encoded data, wherein the binary encoding method includes,
determining a number of blocks based on a number of connections incoming to the destination devices from intermediate nodes, wherein the intermediate nodes connect a source of the data files to the destination devices and the destination devices are connected to different subsets of the intermediate nodes,
grouping the bits of the first encoded data into a the determined number of blocks,
padding one or more of the blocks with at least one bit to generate padded blocks,
determining a number of shifting operations for the padded blocks based on (i) the number of connections incoming to the destination devices from the intermediate nodes and (ii) a total number of the intermediate nodes,
performing the determined number of shifting operations on bits of one or more of the padded blocks to generate shifted blocks,
removing at least one bit from the shifted blocks to generate resultant blocks, and
combining the resultant blocks to generate the second encoded data; and
sending respective subsets of the second encoded data towards the one or more destination devices via respective intermediate nodes, wherein
the first encoding operation reduces a total load on the combination network, and
the second encoding operation distributes the total load evenly over the connections incoming to the destination devices from the intermediate nodes.

US Pat. No. 10,193,930

APPLICATION SECURITY CAPABILITY EXCHANGE VIA THE APPLICATION AND DATA PROTECTION LAYER

AVOCADO SYSTEMS INC., Sa...

1. A method, comprising:determining, by an application operating on a first host in a network, one or more security features and/or capabilities available to the application for protecting the application and first data used by the application from unauthorized activity;
sending, by an application and data protection layer (ADPL) operating on the first host via a data socket descriptor, a first message to one or more peer applications in the network, the first message including indication of the one or more security features and/or capabilities available to the application;
receiving a second message, via the data socket descriptor, including indication of one or more security features and/or capabilities available to a peer application in the network operating on a second host; and
providing a suggestion to the peer application to enact at least one of the one or more security features and/or capabilities available to the peer application in response to:
a security profile of the peer application received by the ADPL on the first host;
a security condition of the first host; or
a combination of the security profile of the peer application received by the ADPL on the first host and the security condition of the first host.

US Pat. No. 10,193,918

BEHAVIOR-BASED RANSOMWARE DETECTION USING DECOY FILES

Malwarebytes Inc., Santa...

1. A method for detecting and remediating ransomware, the method comprising:monitoring a plurality of processes executing on a client device;
identifying, from the plurality of processes, an untrusted process that is absent from a whitelist of trusted processes;
monitoring the untrusted process executing on the client device;
detecting a request by the untrusted process to enumerate a directory containing one or more user files;
causing a decoy file to be returned to the untrusted process in response to the request;
monitoring actions of the untrusted process performed on the decoy file;
determining sub-scores associated with each of the monitored actions performed on the decoy file;
generating a cumulative score for the untrusted process based on a combination of the sub-scores associated with the monitored actions;
determining that the cumulative score for the untrusted process exceeds a predefined threshold score;
responsive to determining that the cumulative score exceeds the predefined threshold score, determining that behavior of untrusted process exhibited malicious behavior with respect to the decoy file;
identifying, by a processor, the untrusted process as corresponding to the ransomware based at least in part on determining that the untrusted process exhibited the malicious behavior with respect to the decoy file; and
remediating the untrusted process responsive to identifying the process as corresponding to the ransomware.

US Pat. No. 10,193,914

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVIDING SECURITY FOR PAGE FRAMING

salesforce.com, inc., Sa...

1. A method for analyzing a page to be presented by a browser executed by one or more processors of a computing platform, the method comprising:blocking loading of the page having one or more frames with the one or more processors;
enabling the page with the one or more processors if the page is not framed by a second page;
inspecting each level of a hierarchy of framing pages with the one or more processors to determine whether each level is authorized by
determining whether a domain of the frame matches a domain of the framing page by utilizing a challenge request-response exchange between the domain of the frame and the domain of the framed page, and
providing an indication to the framed page of whether the domain of the frame and the domain of the framing page to be tested match; and
enabling the page with the one or more processors if the inspecting indicates that each level of the hierarchy of framing pages is authorized.

US Pat. No. 10,193,889

DATA SOCKET DESCRIPTOR ATTRIBUTES FOR APPLICATION DISCOVERY IN DATA CENTERS

Avocado Systems Inc., Sa...

1. A system, comprising:a processing circuit and logic integrated with and/or executable by the processing circuit, the logic being configured to cause the processing circuit to:
collect all data socket descriptor databases from individual servers operating in a data center, each data socket descriptor database storing attributes of a base socket and one or more data socket descriptors used by an application or application instance operating on an individual server;
store data from the data socket descriptor databases for all applications and application instances operating in the data center in a central data socket descriptor database, the central data socket descriptor database being configured to store attributes of all data socket descriptors used by all applications or application instances operating in the data center; and
discover a new application or application instance operating in the data center based on: collection of attributes of at least one data socket descriptor used by the new application or application instance operating in the data center; and comparison of the attributes of all data socket descriptors used by all applications or application instances operating in the data center stored in the central data socket descriptor database with the attributes of the at least one data socket descriptor used by the new application or application instance operating in the data center; and
collecting one or more hash scans of the new application or application instance operating in the data center; generating an application signature for each new application or application instance operating in the data center using the one or more hash scans; wherein the attributes of the one or more data socket descriptors each respectively comprise a security profile indicating a risk associated with the application or application instance running on a particular server operating in the data center, and the system further comprising: mapping one or more security profile policies to one or more corresponding data socket descriptors;
determining whether the new application or application instance discovered operating in the data center is permissible; and causing the new application or application instance to close based on a determination that the new application or application instance is not permissible.

US Pat. No. 10,193,886

HOSTLESS MDNS-SD RESPONDER WITH AUTHENTICATED HOST WAKE SERVICE

GOPRO, INC., San Mateo, ...

1. A method for configuring a wireless interface (WiFi) controller of a host device with a multicast domain name system-service discovery (mDNS-SD) responder module, the method comprising:receiving, by a host processor of the host device, a power on signal from a power manager of the host device in order to place the host processor in an awake state so as to enable configuring of the mDNS-SD responder module;
exchanging a secret key between the host processor and a trusted client device;
generating, by the host processor of the host device, a random number;
using the generated random number in a cryptographic hash function in order to calculate a host processor payload value;
writing the generated random number to memory associated with the WiFi controller;
writing the calculated host processor payload value to the memory associated with the WiFi controller, the writing of the host processor payload value to the memory being configured for later authentication of the trusted client device; and
sending a configuration complete signal to the host processor to allow the host processor to subsequently enter a sleep state subsequent to the configuring, the configuring enabling the mDNS-SD responder module to respond to service discovery queries from the trusted client device.

US Pat. No. 10,193,855

DETERMINING SOURCE ADDRESS INFORMATION FOR NETWORK PACKETS

PAYPAL, INC., San Jose, ...

1. A system, comprising:at least one processor; and
at least one memory storing computer-executable instructions, that in response to execution by the at least one processor, causes the system to perform operations comprising:
determining an exception event corresponding to a transmission of a plurality of network packets over an electronic network, wherein the transmission of the plurality of network packets over the electronic network causes network address translation to be performed on the plurality of network packets;
identifying, based on a log of the plurality of network packets, a first network packet associated with the exception event;
calculating, based on a payload portion of the first network packet, a packet signature corresponding to the first network packet;
accessing a first data structure, the first data structure storing information corresponding to the plurality of network packets subsequent to the network address translation being performed on the plurality of network packets;
accessing a second data structure, the second data structure storing information corresponding to the plurality of network packets prior to the network address translation being performed on the plurality of network packets; and
determining, based on a comparison between the first data structure and the second data structure using the packet signature, original source address information that corresponds to the first network packet prior to the network address translation being performed on the first network packet.

US Pat. No. 10,193,836

PHYSICAL MAIL DELIVERY VIA EMAIL

PAYPAL, INC., San Jose, ...

1. A system for delivering physical mail via email comprising:a non-transitory memory; and
one or more hardware processors coupled to the non-transitory memory and configured to read instructions from the non-transitory memory to cause the system to perform operations comprising:
receiving a physical mail item comprising recipient information;
scanning the physical mail item including the recipient information into an image file;
extracting the recipient information from the image file to determine a recipient of the physical mail item by applying an optical character recognition technique on the image file;
generating email content for the recipient by at least interpreting a code embedded in the image file;
generating an email message for the recipient, wherein the generated email message comprises the generated email content;
transmitting, over a network, the email message to a user device associated with the recipient based on an email address corresponding to the recipient before the physical mail item is delivered to the recipient;
causing an email client executed on the user device to display the email message according to a modified setting, wherein the modified setting provides that a selection of a first graphical element in the email client corresponding to deleting the email message causes the email client to transmit a discard mail signal to the system;
determining an indication for discarding the physical mail item by the recipient based on receiving the discard mail signal from the email client of the user device; and
automatically stopping delivery of the physical mail item to the recipient.

US Pat. No. 10,193,810

CONGESTION-AWARE LOAD BALANCING

VMware, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A method for performing congestion-aware load balancing in a network, the method comprising:receiving, by a virtual switch running as software on a first physical host machine, a packet sent by a source endpoint at the first physical host machine and destined for a destination endpoint at a second physical host machine, the packet comprising a header comprising a source address field, a destination address field, and a source port field, wherein the source address field comprises a source address of the source endpoint, the source port field comprises a source port of the source endpoint, and the destination address field comprises a destination address of the destination endpoint;
selecting, by the virtual switch, a first physical path of a plurality of physical paths coupling the virtual switch with the destination endpoint over a physical network, wherein the first physical path is selected based on congestion state information indicating congestion on each of the plurality of physical paths;
modifying, by the virtual switch, the source address field of the header to include a source address associated with the first physical host machine and not the source endpoint instead of the source address of the source endpoint;
modifying, by the virtual switch, the destination address field of the header to include a destination address associated with the second physical host machine and not the destination endpoint instead of the destination address of the destination endpoint;
modifying, by the virtual switch, the source port field of the header based on the selected first physical path; and
sending, by the virtual switch, the modified packet to the destination endpoint via a second virtual switch running as software on the second physical host machine such that the packet is forwarded via the first physical path based on a value of the source address field being a source address associated with the first physical host machine and not the source endpoint, a value of the destination address field being a destination address associated with the second physical host machine and not the destination endpoint, and a value of the source port field being based on the selected first physical path.

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. 10,193,645

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INTEGRATED STACKING FOR HANDLING CHANNEL STACKING OR BAND STACKING

MAXLINEAR, INC., Carlsba...

1. A system, comprising:a signal reception assembly that is configured to receive a plurality of satellite signals captured using a satellite signal reflector, wherein each of the plurality of satellite signals is different from remaining ones of the plurality satellite signals; and
a processing circuitry that is configured to:
process at least two signals from the plurality of satellite signals; and
generate an output signal based on the processing of the at least two signals;
wherein:
the output signal comprises only one or more portions from each of the at least two signals;
the one or more portions from the at least two signals are stacked within the output signal;
stacking of the one or more portions from the at least two signals comprises applying channel equalization; and
the channel equalization comprising equalizing power of a frequency band corresponding to the one or more portions, the equalizing of power comprising:
dividing the frequency band into a plurality of frequency bins;
applying a weighting to frequencies in each of the plurality of frequency bins; and
applying power equalization over the plurality of frequency bins, wherein the power equalization is configured to prevent leakage of power from one frequency bin into adjacent frequency bins across the entire frequency band.

US Pat. No. 10,193,599

NODE UNIT OF DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEM

SOLiD, INC., Seongnam-si...

1. A node unit of a distributed antenna system, comprising at least one processor and at least one memory to implement:a multiplexer configured to generate a single uplink signal by selectively outputting any one of m uplink signals received from m lower node units at an interval of a predetermined output time, where m is a positive integer greater than 1; and
a down-sampler configured to output a transmission uplink signal by converting a sampling rate of the single uplink signal to correspond to a sampling rate of any one of the m uplink signals,
wherein each of the m uplink signals is a discrete signal sampled in accordance with a predetermined sampling period, and the predetermined output time is set to be equal to or less than a time obtained by dividing the predetermined sampling period by the positive integer m.

US Pat. No. 10,193,506

METHODS AND CIRCUITS TO REDUCE POP NOISE IN AN AUDIO DEVICE

1. A circuit, comprising:a first amplifier having first and second inputs coupled to a first differential input stage biased by a first current source and having a first output;
a second amplifier having first and second inputs coupled to a second differential input stage biased by a second current source and having a second output,
wherein the first inputs of the first and second differential input stages are both coupled to receive a same reference voltage,
wherein the second input of the first amplifier is configured to receive an input signal, and
wherein the second input of the second amplifier is configured to receive an output signal; and
a bias control circuit comprising a third amplifier having first and second inputs coupled to a third differential input stage and biased by a third current source, said bias control circuit further having a first output configured to control the first current source and a second output configured to control the second current source.

US Pat. No. 10,193,306

ULTRA-LOW NOISE, HIGHLY STABLE SINGLE-MODE OPERATION, HIGH POWER, BRAGG GRATING BASED SEMICONDUCTOR LASER

Morton Photonics Incorpor...

1. A laser comprising:a semiconductor gain chip;
an external cavity; and
a first thermally conductive baseplate;
wherein a first end of the gain chip has a high reflectivity facet forming a first end of a laser cavity; a second end of the gain chip has a low reflectivity facet, allowing light generated from the gain chip to be coupled with a first end of the external cavity; and a second part of the external cavity comprises a Bragg grating forming a second end of the laser cavity;
wherein the external cavity comprising the Bragg grating is supported by the first thermally conductive baseplate;
wherein the optical length of the external cavity is at least an order of magnitude greater than the optical length of the gain chip;
wherein the physical length of the Bragg grating is greater than 20 mm and occupies at least 75% of the physical length of the external cavity; and
wherein the Bragg grating is apodized to control the sidemodes of the grating reflection.

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. 10,193,092

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SCALABLE PEROVSKITE DEVICE FABRICATION

NUtech Ventures, Lincoln...

19. A process for fabricating a perovskite device, comprising:receiving a substrate; and
linearly depositing a perovskite solution onto the substrate to form a perovskite film, wherein the perovskite solution includes a lead halide and at least one of a methylammonium halide or a formamidinium halide dissolved in dimethylformamide (DMF) or Methyl sulfoxide (DMSO).

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. 10,193,019

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE CHIP

Everlight Electronics Co....

1. A light emitting diode chip comprising:a substrate comprising:
a plurality of recesses; and
a plurality of protrusions connected between the plurality of the recesses; and
a light emitting diode element layer disposed on the plurality of the recesses and the plurality of the protrusions,
wherein a surface roughness of a surface of one of the plurality of the protrusions does not exceed 10 nanometers.

US Pat. No. 10,192,973

METHODS OF FORMING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES INCLUDING TRENCH WALLS HAVING MULTIPLE SLOPES

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of fabricating a semiconductor device, the method comprising:forming a dummy silicon gate on a substrate and a gate spacer including an upper part and a lower part on a sidewall of the dummy silicon gate;
forming an interlayer insulation film to surround the dummy silicon gate and the gate spacer and expose an upper surface of the dummy silicon gate;
forming an etch stop film on the interlayer insulation film, the etch stop film including an opening exposing the dummy silicon gate and the gate spacer; and
forming a trench to expose the substrate by removing the dummy silicon gate using the etch stop film as a mask,
wherein the forming an etch stop film comprises:
recessing a portion of the interlayer insulation film to protrude a portion of the gate spacer and a portion of the dummy silicon gate from an upper surface of the interlayer insulation film;
forming a pre-etch stop film conformally on the protruding portions of the gate spacer and the dummy silicon gate and the upper surface of the interlayer insulation film;
forming a mask film on the pre-etch stop film, the mask film having etching selectivity with respect to the pre-etch stop film;
planarizing the mask film to expose a portion of the pre-etch stop film overlapping with the gate spacer and the dummy silicon gate; and
etching the pre-etch stop film overlapping with the gate spacer and the dummy silicon gate.

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. 10,192,874

NONVOLATILE MEMORY CELL AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF

UNITED MICROELECTRONICS C...

1. A nonvolatile memory cell, comprising:a substrate having a drain region, a source region, and a channel region between the drain region and the source region;
a floating gate and a select gate disposed on the channel region;
a control gate disposed on the floating gate;
an erase gate disposed on the source region, wherein the erase gate comprises a lower end portion that extends into a major surface of the substrate wherein the lower end portion further laterally extends from the source region to under the floating gate;
an oxide-nitride spacer disposed above a protruding end portion of the floating gate; and
a tunnel dielectric layer between the oxide-nitride spacer and the erase gate.

US Pat. No. 10,192,843

METHODS OF MAKING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE MODULES WITH INCREASED YIELD

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method of making a semiconductor device module, comprising:forming holes in a sacrificial material;
placing an electrically conductive material in the holes;
removing the sacrificial material to expose posts of the electrically conductive material;
placing a stack of semiconductor dice between at least two of the posts after removing the sacrificial material, one of the semiconductor dice of the stack including an active surface facing in a direction opposite a direction in which another active surface of another of the semiconductor dice of the stack;
at least laterally encapsulating the posts and the stack of semiconductor dice in an encapsulant; and
electrically connecting bond pads of the one of the semiconductor dice to corresponding posts after at least laterally encapsulating the posts and the stack of semiconductor dice.

US Pat. No. 10,192,814

ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLIES HAVING A COOLING CHIP LAYER WITH FLUID CHANNELS AND THROUGH SUBSTRATE VIAS

1. An electronics assembly comprising:a cooling chip structure comprising:
a device facing surface opposite a base surface;
one or more sidewalls extending around a perimeter of the cooling chip structure between the device facing surface and the base surface;
a fluid inlet port and a fluid outlet port;
an array of channel fins defining a plurality of fluid microchannels fluidly coupled to the fluid inlet port and the fluid outlet port; and
a through substrate via extending from the base surface of the cooling chip structure to the device facing surface of the cooling chip structure, wherein the through substrate via intersects two or more fluid microchannels of the plurality of fluid microchannels and is disposed between two channel fins of the array of channel fins.

US Pat. No. 10,192,808

SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE

UNITED MICROELECTRONICS C...

1. A semiconductor structure, comprising:a substrate having a frontside surface and a backside surface;
a through-substrate via extending into the substrate from the frontside surface, wherein the through-substrate via comprises a top surface;
a metal cap covering the top surface of the through-substrate via; and
a plurality of cylindrical dielectric plugs embedded in the metal cap, wherein the cylindrical dielectric plugs are distributed only within a central area of the metal cap, and wherein the central area is not greater than a surface area of the top surface of the through-substrate via, wherein the metal cap is made of metallic material and is of a perforated screen structure with a plurality of rectangular openings filled by dielectric material, and wherein all of the cylindrical dielectric plugs are surrounded by the metal cap material.

US Pat. No. 10,192,704

TUNING FORK TERMINAL SLOW BLOW FUSE

LITTELFUSE, INC., Chicag...

10. A fuse comprising:a housing having first and second halves defining an upper housing portion and a lower housing portion;
a fusible member having first and second terminal portions and a fusible link connected between said first and second terminal portions, each of said first and second terminal portions having first and second prongs and a gap disposed therebetween, said fusible link disposed completely within said upper housing portion and said first and second terminal portions extending away from said fusible link and disposed completely within said lower housing portion, said lower housing portion defining a sidewall extending adjacent substantially an entire length of the first prong such that when a receiving terminal is inserted into said gap the sidewall provides a retention force against substantially the entire length of said first prong; and
a partition formed within said lower housing portion and extending the length of and disposed between the second prong of the first terminal portion and the second prong of the second terminal portion, wherein a distance between each of the second prongs and the partition increases from a first end of each of the second prongs proximate the upper portion to a second end of each of the second prongs distal from the upper portion for allowing the second ends to be displaced a distance toward the partition before engaging the partition.

US Pat. No. 10,192,580

WRITE CURRENT SWITCHING IN A DATA STORAGE DEVICE USING AN EFFECTIVE FOOTPRINT OF A WRITE POLE

Seagate Technology LLC, ...

1. A method, comprising:generating a sequence of symbols to describe a set of write data, the symbols having a length of nT, where T is a channel clock rate and n is an integer over a predetermined range;
applying bi-directional write currents to a write pole to record the sequence of symbols to a magnetic storage medium, the write pole having an effective footprint with a downtrack length of mT, where m is an integer, the write currents switching between a first rail current and a second rail current for alternating symbols, the write currents further transitioning to an intermediate current value for at least one channel clock period for symbols longer than 1T; and
applying write currents to the write pole when recording symbols having a length longer than mT to the medium using the effective footprint of the write pole as an interval.

US Pat. No. 10,192,571

PERPENDICULAR MAGNETIC RECORDING MEDIUM AND MAGNETIC RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS

SHOWA DENKO K.K., Tokyo ...

1. A perpendicular magnetic recording medium comprising a structure in which at least a soft magnetic backing layer, an underlayer, an intermediate layer, and a perpendicular magnetic recording layer are sequentially laminated on a non-magnetic substrate;wherein the soft magnetic backing layer includes at least a soft magnetic film having an amorphous structure,
the underlayer includes a first underlayer and a second underlayer laminated in this order from the non-magnetic substrate side,
the first underlayer is made of a TiV alloy having an amorphous structure, wherein the TiV alloy consists of Ti and V,
the second underlayer includes a NiW alloy,
the intermediate layer includes Ru or a Ru alloy,
the soft magnetic film having an amorphous structure directly contacts the first underlayer, and the first underlayer directly contacts the second underlayer.

US Pat. No. 10,192,549

EXTENDING DIGITAL PERSONAL ASSISTANT ACTION PROVIDERS

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A method of controlling which action provider out of a plurality of different registered action providers performs a task, the method comprising:receiving a spoken utterance detected by a microphone;
performing speech recognition on the spoken utterance, the speech recognition recognizing a task in the spoken utterance; and
responsive to and after recognizing the task in the spoken utterance and based on stored registrations for the different registered action providers and stored task-to-provider association preferences, assigning the task in the spoken utterance to a particular action provider out of the different registered action providers, wherein a plurality of the different registered action providers are currently registered for the task in the spoken utterance and the plurality of different registered action providers currently registered for the task in the spoken utterance comprise a default action provider registered for the task in the spoken utterance and a secondary action provider registered for the task in the spoken utterance, and wherein assigning the task in the spoken utterance comprises choosing, from the plurality of different registered action providers currently registered for the task in the spoken utterance, the particular action provider to perform the task in the spoken utterance and sending instructions to perform the task in the spoken utterance to the particular action provider;
wherein choosing the particular action provider to perform the task in the spoken utterance supports explicit override of the default registered action provider for the task based on an explicit indication of a name of the secondary action provider in the spoken utterance, even though the default action provider and the secondary action provider are both currently registered for the task.

US Pat. No. 10,192,547

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CUSTOMIZED VOICE RESPONSE

1. A method comprising:analyzing, by a system comprising a processor, human interactions between a user and each of a plurality of network services to generate a respective country-specific weight associated with each respective network service of the plurality of network services to yield country-specific weights, each respective country-specific weight representing a probability that a language specific to a corresponding country is identified in the human interactions, wherein data associated with the human interactions between the user and each of the plurality of network services is recorded in at least two of a phone record, an internet services record, and a content viewing record to yield recorded data;
aggregating, by the system and based at least in part on the recorded data, the country-specific weights to generate summary weights;
selecting, by the system, a language model based on the summary weights; and
recognizing, by the system, speech received from a device associated with the user by applying the language model to the speech in an interactive voice response system.

US Pat. No. 10,192,537

VOICE SENSING USING MULTIPLE MICROPHONES

Bose Corporation, Framin...

1. An in-ear noise cancelling headset comprising:an earpiece comprising a feedback microphone (104) and an output driver (112);
a feedback loop receiving a first signal from the feedback microphone and providing an antinoise signal, based on the first signal, to the output driver,
the feedback loop including a feedback compensation filter (402, 404) that receives the first signal and produces the antinoise signal,
wherein, at frequencies at which voice sounds produced by the wearer of the headset tend to be amplified within an occluded ear canal, the feedback compensation filter produces antinoise at levels selected to counteract such amplification without otherwise cancelling the voice sounds;
a voice output circuit receiving the first signal from the feedback microphone,
the voice output circuit including a voice output filter that receives the first signal and produces a voice-filtered signal; and
a communications interface providing the voice-filtered signal as a voice communication signal output from the headset.

US Pat. No. 10,192,517

METHOD OF ADAPTING A SOURCE IMAGE CONTENT TO A TARGET DISPLAY

Dolby Laboratories Licens...

1. A method for adapting a source image content to a target display from a plurality of different display types offering differing specifications affecting visual perception, the method comprising:providing a target image content associated with the target display; wherein the target image content comprises one or more frames of video content representing a “look and feel” to be transferred onto the source image content;
calculating at least one target histogram for the target image content;
determining one or more prominent features present in the target histogram;
calculating at least one source histogram for the source image content;
manipulating the at least one source histogram to reflect the one or more prominent features determined for the target histogram;
generating an adapted source image content based on the manipulated at least one source histogram;
determining whether the adapted source image content corresponds to both an image quality requirement associated with the target display and an image color perception requirement associated with the target image content; and
determining further one or more prominent features present in the target histogram as well as further manipulating the at least one source histogram to reflect the further one or more prominent features determined for the target histogram and generating a further adapted source image content based on the further manipulated at least one source histogram, if
the adapted source image content does not correspond to both the image quality requirement associated with the target display and the image color perception requirement associated with the target image content; and
wherein the image quality requirement requires specific target properties from the adapted source image content when displayed on the target display; and
a compromise is achieved between the image quality requirement associated with the target display and the image color perception requirement associated with the target image content.

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. 10,192,463

CHIRALITY TEACHING TOOL AND METHOD OF USING SAME

1. A chirality teaching tool [1], comprising:(a) a central sphere [10] comprising an outer surface [12] and two hemispheres [14, 16] rotatable relative to each other;
(b) four projections [20], two of the four projections [20] projecting from the outer surface [12] of each of the two hemispheres [14, 16], each projection having a central axis [22], the central axis having a point of contact [24] with the outer surface [12], each projection [20] extending linearly from the outer surface [12] and perpendicular to a plane [18] tangent to its central axis's [22] point of contact [24], each projection forming an angle of about 100 to about 120 degrees with the other projection [20] on the same hemisphere, and each projection being capable of forming an angle of about 100 to about 120 degrees with each of the two projections [20] on the other hemisphere; and
(c) a message [30] visible from outside the central sphere [10] and displayed on or below the outer surface [12] of the central sphere [10], the message residing within an area [34] of the outer surface [12], the area bounded by three arcs on the outer surface, the arcs collectively joining the points of contact [24] associated with the central axes [22] of three of the four projections [20];
wherein two of the four projections [20] have relative locations that can be exchanged by rotation of one of the two hemispheres [14] 180 degrees relative to the other hemisphere [16], the rotation occurring about a rotation axis [40] through the central sphere [10], the rotation axis [40] defined by a line joining a first axis point [42] and a second axis point [44], the first axis point being on one hemisphere [14] and being a midpoint of an arc [46] on outer surface [12] joining the two points of contact [24] on the hemisphere, and the second axis point [44] being on the other hemisphere [16] and being a midpoint of an arc [48] on outer surface [12] and joining the two points of contact [24] on the other hemisphere; and
wherein the message [30] changes when relative locations of two of the four projections [20] are exchanged by the rotation of the two hemispheres [14, 16] 180 degrees relative to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,192,446

METHOD, SYSTEM, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR DETECTING A POSSIBLE LANE CHANGE OF A FELLOW VEHICLE, ALSO A VEHICLE

1. A method for detecting a possible lane change of a fellow vehicle in an environment of a vehicle, the vehicle being located in a first lane, the method comprising:sensing environmental data of an environment of the vehicle by at least one sensor device;
detecting a fellow vehicle in a second lane next to the first lane through analysis by a control unit of the environmental data sensed, wherein a speed and a distance of the fellow vehicle are sensed;
repeated monitoring by the control unit of the speed of the fellow vehicle to detect an acceleration of the fellow vehicle;
repeated monitoring by the control unit of the distance of the fellow vehicle in order to detect a change in the distance; and
detecting the possible lane change through analysis by the control unit of the monitoring by the control unit of the speed and the distance if an acceleration is ascertained and a change in distance is ascertained,
wherein, in order to detect the possible lane change, the acceleration is compared with an acceleration limit and/or the change in distance is compared with a distance limit, and
wherein a monitoring time window is used for the monitoring of the speed and distance, and wherein a possible lane change is detected if the acceleration exceeds the acceleration limit and the change in distance exceeds the distance limit within the monitoring time window and at the end of the monitoring time window.

US Pat. No. 10,192,431

SENSOR DEVICE

S.M.S SMART MICROWAVE SEN...

1. A sensor device that is configured to detect road users on a part of a traffic route, comprising:a transmitting and/or receiving device for transmitting and/or receiving a transmission beam; and
at least one determination device for determining an actual position and/or an actual orientation in which the sensor device is disposed,
an electrical controller configured to compare the actual position and/or the actual orientation of the sensor with a target position and/or target orientation of the sensor to provide data for changing the actual position and/or actual orientation of the sensor to correspond with a target position and/or target orientation of the sensor; and
an electronic data memory which stores information about different sub regions of at least part of the traffic route or expected trajectories of which at least some road users travel along,
wherein the sensor device is positioned in a target position above or next to the traffic route,
wherein the electrical controller is configured
to determine an actual trajectory from data representing a plurality of road users detected at different points in time,
to compare said actual trajectory with the expected trajectories or with the information about different sub regions of the at least part of the traffic route, and
to determine a deviation of the actual elevation angle from the target elevation angle and/or a deviation of the actual azimuth angle from the target azimuth angle from a result of said comparison, and
wherein the target orientation compared by the electrical controller comprises a target elevation angle and a target azimuth angle and wherein the at least one determination device is configured to determine an actual elevation angle and/or an actual azimuth angle and/or an actual tilt angle.

US Pat. No. 10,192,411

SENSOR-BASED MONITORING SYSTEM

ONEEVENT TECHNOLOGIES, IN...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at a server, sensed data from one or more sensors located in a structure, wherein the sensed data includes occupancy information and environmental information;
automatically identifying a pattern in the sensed data, wherein the sensed data is accumulated over a period of time, and wherein the pattern includes:
a time of day when there is little or no expected water flow;
a time of day when there is heavy expected water flow;
a day of the week in which there is little or no expected water flow;
a day of the week in which there is heavy expected water flow; and
an area of the structure in which there is little or no expected water flow;
determining, based on the sensed data, whether a threshold relative to the sensed data has been exceeded, wherein the threshold varies with time based at least in part on the identified pattern; and
providing a notification if it is determined that the threshold is exceeded.

US Pat. No. 10,192,410

SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING NOTIFICATION OF A STATUS OF A PATIENT EXAMINATION AND RELATED METHODS

Seeca Medical, Inc., Hou...

1. A system for providing a visual notification of a status of a patient examination, the system comprising:a) at least one visual indicator;
b) at least one control device in operative communication with the at least visual indicator;
c) one or more data stores;
d) one or more processors in operative communication with the one or more data stores and the at least one control device; and
e) one or more tangible non-transitory computer readable storage media upon which is encoded machine-readable code that when executed is configured so that the system carries out a method comprising:
receiving from one or more computer interfaces and storing in one or more of the data stores, data comprising information indicative of the status of the patient examination;
generating a signal indicative of the status of the patient examination using the one or more processors;
sending the signal indicative of the status of the patient examination to the at least one control device over at least one communication network using the one or more processors; and
changing a control parameter of the at least one visual indicator based on the signal indicative of the status of the patient examination using the at least one control device so as to cause the at least one visual indicator to reflect the status of the patient examination;
wherein the data comprising information indicative of the status of the patient examination is obtained or derived from an electronic medical record; and
wherein the status of the patient examination is relative to the stage of the patient examination in the examination room.

US Pat. No. 10,192,319

SURVEILLANCE METHOD AND COMPUTING DEVICE USING THE SAME

NANNING FUGUI PRECISION I...

1. A computing device comprising:at least one processor;
a non-transitory storage system coupled to the at least one processor and configured to store one or more programs to be executed by the at least one processor, the one or more programs including instructions for:
retrieving a plurality of difference blocks from a plurality of first blocks of a first image by comparing the first image with a second image;
assigning identifiers to the difference blocks, wherein adjacent difference blocks are assigned with an identical identifier;
defining a scanning window and moving the scanning window on a preset route over the first image, reassigning a new identical identifier to difference blocks within a current image subarea which is falling into the scanning window, wherein the new identical identifier is selected from current identifiers of the difference blocks within the current image subarea according a preset rule;
selecting a target identifier associating with a target object from the new identifiers and determining whether the amount of difference blocks associating with the target identifier exceeds a first preset value; and
outputting a motion event of the target object upon the condition that the amount of difference blocks associating with the target identifier exceeds the first preset value.

US Pat. No. 10,192,302

COMBINED PATCH AND DESIGN-BASED DEFECT DETECTION

KLA-Tencor Corporation, ...

1. A system comprising:a review tool, wherein the review tool includes:
a stage configured to hold a wafer; and
an image generation system configured to generate a test image of the wafer; and
a controller in electronic communication with the review tool, wherein the controller is configured to:
compare the test image and a first reference image;
determine that a defect is present in the test image based on comparing the test image and the first reference image;
compare the first reference image to a rendered design image to generate a first value that pertains to a potential defect;
compare the test image to the rendered design image to generate a second value that pertains to the potential defect; and
determine a result corresponding to whether the second value is greater than the first value.

US Pat. No. 10,192,286

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR IMAGE ENLARGEMENT AND DISPLAY PANEL DRIVER USING THE SAME

Synaptics Japan GK, Naka...

1. A display panel driver, comprising:a scaler circuit configured to enlarge an input image with an enlargement factor of ? (? is a number larger than one which cannot be represented as 2k for k being any natural number) to obtain ?-times enlarged image data by:
generating an intermediate pixel image composed of intermediate pixels, the intermediate pixels obtained by:
dividing the input image into a plurality of 2×2 pixel arrays having four pixel values; and
selecting an average value of two pixel values of the four pixel values in each of the 2×2 pixel arrays, the two pixel values being other than a maximum and a minimum value of the four pixel values;
calculating an interpolated pixel image composed of interpolated pixels by enlarging the input image with an enlargement factor of 2n (n is the smallest integer determined so that 2n is larger than ?) to obtain a 2n-times enlarged image, wherein values of the interpolated pixels are determined by interpolation of pixel values of selected pixels of the 2n-times enlarged image; and
incorporating the input image, the intermediate pixel image, and the interpolated pixel image into the ?-times enlarged image;
an edge enhancement circuit configured to generate output image data by performing edge enhancement processing on the ?-times enlarged image; and
a driver section configured to drive a display panel at least partially based on the output image data.

US Pat. No. 10,192,273

TIME CARD PUNCHING SYSTEM

1. A time card punching system, comprising:a cloud-based database,
a work spot device, and
a smartphone carrying a mobile application;
wherein the cloud-based database is interactive communicated with the smartphone, and the smartphone is communicated with the work spot;
the work spot device is configured to be registered with designated GPS and equipped with Bluetooth smart technology; the work spot device has a non-connectable-mode and a connectable-mode; wherein; when the work spot device in the connectable-mode, the work spot device supports connection setup and data transfer as low as 3 ms, allowing the mobile application to form a connection and then transfer authenticated data in few milliseconds for a short communication burst before quickly tearing down the connection;
wherein the cloud-based database is configured to store a first employee information;
the smartphone is configured to store a second employee information;
when punching a time card, the mobile application detects if the employee is within five meters from the work spot device; the mobile application uses a face recognition to prevent buddy punching by registering an employee's face, matching the second employee information against the first employee information, daily punching the time card, and changing the employee's face;
wherein the cloud-based database is a CGG cloud database;
wherein registering an employee's face comprises inputting email address, password and face recognizing, validating the email address and password, storing the email address and password into the CGG cloud database, downloading face from server to the smartphone, and storing encrypted face with email address into the smart phone and MySQL of the CGG cloud database;
wherein matching employee information in the smartphone against employee information stored in the cloud-based database comprises adding employer by employee wherein the employer ID is inputted, checked whether the employer ID is matched in MySQL of the CGG cloud database, and matched email address exists, and confirmed by the employee;
daily punching the time card comprises checking face, wherein the checking face comprises capturing face data of current user, and then matching the face data captured against corresponding data stored upon employee registration or change face to determine whether the face is matched; if the face is matched, then time card punching is performed, if the face is not matched, the system prompts employee to choose changing login A/C, changing face or to exit the time card punching process;
changing employee's face comprises showing current face, storing encrypted new face with email address into the smartphone and MySQL of the CGG cloud database, and sending alert to employer.

US Pat. No. 10,192,264

MULTIPLE PARTY BRANCH RECOMMENDATION

The Toronto-Dominion Bank...

1. A method, comprising:detecting initiation of an electronic activity by a user at a first physical location;
determining that the electronic activity is to be completed at a second physical location different from the first physical location at least in part because completion of the electronic activity requires the user and one or more other parties;
determining one or more portions of the electronic activity that remain incomplete;
based on at least one characteristic of the one or more incomplete portions of the electronic activity, identifying the second physical location at which to complete one or more of the incomplete portions of the electronic activity, and identifying a third physical location at which to complete an additional one or more of the incomplete portions of the electronic activity, the third physical location being different from the second physical location;
providing information about the electronic activity to the one or more other parties;
providing the second physical location to the user as a first recommended physical location for completing the electronic activity; and
providing the third physical location to a first party of the one or more other parties as a second recommended physical location for completing the electronic activity.

US Pat. No. 10,192,221

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMAGE CAPTURE VECTOR FORMAT LASERING ENGINE

Capital One Services, LLC...

1. A computer-implemented method for sourcing visible information using a scalable vector format, comprising:receiving, from a user device via a communication network, a request to associate a first signature with a transaction card, the transaction card having a data storage component;
capturing an image of the first signature, by a camera of the user device;
mapping the image of the first signature to a bounding box, a characteristic of the bounding box being based on a physical characteristic of the transaction card;
converting data representing the mapped image of the first signature into vector format data;
providing, via the communication network, the converted image data of the first signature to a laser machine;
storing the vector format data in the data storage component of the transaction card;
receiving, from a merchant terminal:
data representing a second image of a second signature associated with a transaction, and
the stored vector format data;
converting the data representing a second image of a second signature associated with a transaction into vector format data; and
verifying the transaction by calculating a similarity score between:
the vector format data representing the converted image of the second signature, and
the vector format data representing the converted image of the first signature.

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. 10,192,172

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PREDICTIVE ENGINE EVALUATION AND REPLAY OF ENGINE PERFORMANCE

salesforce.com, inc., Sa...

1. A method performed by a machine learning platform having at least a processor and a memory therein, wherein the method comprises:receiving training data as input at the machine learning platform, wherein the training data includes multiple transactions, each of the transactions specifying a plurality of features upon which to make a prediction and a label representing a correct answer for the plurality of features according to each respective transaction;
specifying a machine learning model to be trained by the machine learning platform using the training data;
selecting a first set of one or more algorithms for training the machine learning model using the training data received;
tuning a first group of predictive engine parameters for the machine learning model to be trained using the training data received;
generating a first predictive engine variant by training the machine learning model with the training data received using the selected first set of one or more algorithms and the first group of tuned predictive engine parameters;
selecting a second set of one or more algorithms for training the machine learning model which are different than the first set;
tuning a second group of predictive engine parameters for the machine learning model using the training data received, wherein the second group of predictive engine parameters are different than the first group;
generating a second predictive engine variant by training the machine learning model with the training data received the using the selected second set of one or more algorithms and the second group of tuned predictive engine parameters;
performing multiple experiments using the first and second predictive engine variants by routing at least a portion of incoming user traffic through each of the first and second predictive engine variants to generate prediction results from each of the first and second predictive engine variants;
comparing the prediction results from the multiple experiments; and
deploying either the first predictive engine variant or the second predictive engine variant into a production environment based on the comparison of the prediction results of the multiple experiments.

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. 10,192,156

PRODUCTION METHOD OR PORTABLE DATA CARRIERS

1. A method for producing a portable data carrier, the method comprising the steps of:making available a first foil in the form of roll goods;
unrolling said first foil;
coating, at least partially, at least one side of said first foil with an adhesive;
performing a first scoring that includes scoring said first foil on at least one side along a first fold edge between a first area and a second area; and
performing a first folding that includes folding said first foil in exact register along said first fold edge, said exact register being that first openings provided in the first foil in the first area align with predetermined positions in the second area, the first foil being folded in a direction toward said at least one side that is coated with said adhesive;
bonding a surface of the first area to a surface of the second area in said exact register to form a two-ply area;
wherein the method is a continuous production method so as to produce a plurality of portable data carriers without interruption.

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. 10,192,063

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. 10,191,983

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR UNIT OF MEASUREMENT CONVERSION AND SEARCH QUERY EXPANSION

PAYPAL, INC., San Jose, ...

1. A computer-implemented method for enhancing a search engine for searching a database, the method comprising:presenting, on a display of a user device, a search interface for enabling a user to search the database;
receiving, from the user via the search interface, an initial search query associated with a search;
in response to determining that the initial search query returns a number of items below a threshold number of items, parsing the initial search query to determine one or more initial search terms of the initial search query comprise a first unit of measurement and a first numeric value corresponding to the first unit of measurement, wherein the first numeric value is a single numeric value that is not a numeric value range;
determining a second unit of measurement different from the first unit of measurement;
converting the first numeric value to a second numeric value corresponding to the second unit of measurement based on a relationship between the first unit of measurement and the second unit of measurement;
determining a numeric value range comprising the second numeric value automatically without a user specifying parameters for the numeric value range, wherein the numeric value range corresponds to the second unit of measurement;
automatically expanding the search by modifying the initial search query to generate an expanded search query that includes the one or more initial search terms and one or more additional search terms corresponding to the second unit of measurement and the numeric value range;
sending the expanded search query to the search engine to search the database, wherein the expanded search query causes the search engine to produce a first search result based on the one or more initial search terms and a second search result based on the one or more additional search terms corresponding to the second unit of measurement and the numeric value range;
aggregating the first search result and the second search result to produce an aggregated search result; and
causing the user device to display the aggregated results via the search interface.

US Pat. No. 10,191,939

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SOCIAL APPEND

SALESFORCE.COM, INC., Sa...

1. A computer-implemented method for providing social handles, the method comprising:receiving, by a server computing system in an on-demand service environment, a request for normalized social handles, the request including contact information;
determining, by the server computing system, whether one or more normalized social handles matching the contact information exists in a social handle database, the one or more normalized social handles corresponding to publicly available social handles provided by one or more social networks;
causing, by the server computing system, upon determining that one or more matching normalized social handles do not exist in the social handle database, a search to be performed using the contact information to identify publicly available social handle uniform resource locators (URLs), each of the publicly available social handle URLs including a protocol identifier, special characters, and a social handle identification (ID) of an entity associated with the contact information embedded within the URL;
modifying, by the server computing system, the identified public available social handle URLs by removing the special characters embedded in the identified public available social handle URLs and maintaining the protocol identifiers and social handle IDs embedded in the identified public available social handle URLs, each of the modified public available social handle URLs being normalized valid social handle URLs that includes the maintained protocol identifier, at least a portion of the identified public available social handle URL, and the maintained social handle ID; and
providing, by the server computing system, the normalized social handles.

US Pat. No. 10,191,917

VIRTUAL DISK UTILITY

Quest Software Inc., Ali...

1. A method comprising: by one or more computing devices,installing an application on at least a portion of a physical disk system associated with a first platform;
virtualizing the portion of the physical disk system into a virtual disk system, comprising:
storing data of the portion of the physical disk system in a database associated with the virtual disk system, wherein the database comprises one or more tables representing a hierarchical file system, one or more attributes, and one or more blocks of file content;
normalizing the one or more attributes, wherein normalizing the one or more attributes comprises normalizing at least one of a path, name, value, date and time of the data;
generating a platform neutral hierarchical file system based in part on the normalized one or more attributes;
providing an interface for user access to the data based, at least in part, on the one or more normalized attributes; and
providing one or more platform dependent drivers, wherein the one or more platform dependent drivers comprise a plurality of sets of drivers associated with a plurality of platforms, wherein each set of drivers supports, for an associated one of the platforms, native operations with respect to the portion of the physical disk system;
determining, based at least in part on authentication information whether to mount the virtual disk system on a second platform;
in response to a positive determination, mounting the virtual disk system on the second platform;
isolating the application to the virtual disk system, wherein data associated with the application is kept separate from one or more configuration aspects associated with the application; and
executing the application on the second platform, wherein all operations associated with executing the application are contained within the virtual disk system mounted on the second platform, wherein executing the application on the second platform does not require any modification to the virtual disk system or to the data stored in the database of the virtual disk system.