US Pat. No. 10,337,724

MACHINE FOR EXTRACORPOREAL BLOOD TREATMENT COMPRISING LIGHT-EMITTING UNIT

B. Braun Avitum AG, (DE)...

1. A machine for extracorporeal blood treatment, comprising:at least one housing for accommodating operational components of the machine for extracorporeal blood treatment which forms part of the machine for extracorporeal blood treatment; and
a light-emitting unit having no diffusion disk configured to produce ambient light to display at least one of an operating condition or a therapy condition of the machine for extracorporeal blood treatment, wherein the light-emitting unit is arranged on at least one portion of the housing other than an operating panel, and wherein the light-emitting unit is arranged in a predetermined shape, wherein the light-emitting unit is a flexible light conductor including at least one end-face light coupling surface at a first end and at least one end-face light output surface at a second end.

US Pat. No. 10,337,548

CRACK-PROOF SCREW

Kwantex Research Inc., T...

1. A crack-proof wood screw capable of self-tapping into wood, comprising:a head;
a shank axially extending from said head, and having a sharp conical tip;
a thread formed continuously and helically around said shank; and
a helical notch continuously and helically extending along said shank and indented into said shank and said thread, said helical notch being proximal to but spaced apart from said tip, said helical notch being trapezoidal in cross section, and having a notch bottom, an open end opening at an outer peripheral surface of said shank oppositely of said notch bottom, and two opposite notch walls extending divergingly from said notch bottom to said open end, said open end being larger in width than said notch bottom.

US Pat. No. 10,337,517

GAS TRANSFER VACUUM PUMP

Edwards Limited, West Su...

23. A vacuum pump comprising;an inlet,
an outlet,
first and second intersecting members,
a channel member, and
a motor;
wherein the channel member comprises a surface having a helical channel formed thereon, said helical channel being arranged to guide gas molecules from the inlet towards the outlet,
the first and second intersecting members are arranged to intersect the helical channel,
the first and second intersecting members each comprise upstream and downstream surfaces which are free of protrusions,
and
the motor is arranged to cause movement of the first and second intersecting members relative to the channel member such that, during use, the relative movement causes gas molecules to be urged along the helical channel towards the outlet, said first and second intersecting members allowing gas molecules to respectively pass through the first and second intersecting members.

US Pat. No. 10,337,457

ROCKET MOTOR WITH ENERGETIC GRAIN HAVING REGION WITH ENERGETIC DISPOSED THEREIN

Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc.,...

1. A solid propellant, comprising:a first energetic grain layer having a top surface and a bottom surface;
a second energetic grain layer having a top surface and a bottom surface, the second layer on top of the first layer, wherein the bottom surface of the second energetic grain layer partially abuts the top surface of the first energetic grain layer, wherein the bottom surface of the second energetic grain layer and the top surface of the first energetic grain layer define a region there between; and
a powder energetic disposed in the region, wherein the powder energetic is a loose powder.

US Pat. No. 10,337,292

DOWNHOLE COMPLETION SYSTEM AND METHOD

WELLTEC OILFIELD SOLUTION...

1. A completion method for completing a uniform inner bore downhole completion system in a reservoir in a formation, comprising the sequential steps of:drilling a hole in the formation,
inserting a surface casing having an inner surface casing diameter,
cementing an outer face of the surface casing to the hole,
inserting a drilling head in the surface casing,
drilling a main bore extending from the surface casing, the main bore having a first part and a second part, the second part comprising an end of the main bore, and the main bore having an inner main bore diameter which is substantially the same as the inner surface casing diameter of the surface casing,
retracting the drilling head from the main bore and the surface casing,
inserting a lower production casing in the second part of the main bore via the surface casing, the lower production casing having annular barriers and an inner diameter,
setting at least one of the annular barriers of the lower production casing,
inserting the drilling head into the first part of the main bore below the surface casing,
drilling a lateral bore from the first part of the main bore, the lateral bore having an inner lateral bore diameter which is substantially equal to the inner main bore diameter,
retracting the drilling head from the lateral bore,
inserting via the surface casing a lateral production casing fully in the lateral bore, the lateral production casing having annular barriers and an inner diameter which is substantially equal to the inner diameter of the lower production casing providing a uniform inner bore completion having the same inner diameter in all production casings, enabling service also in the lateral production casing while service of the lower production casing is performed,
setting at least one of the annular barriers of the lateral production casing,
after the lateral casing has been set, inserting via the surface casing a main production casing in the first part of the main bore, so that the main production casing is fluidly connected with the lower production casing, the main production casing having annular barriers and an inner diameter which is substantially equal to the inner diameter of the lower production casing,
setting the annular barriers of the main production casing, and
providing an opening in the main production casing by removing a portion of the main production casing after the main production casing has been set, the opening being located opposite the lateral production casing fluidly connecting the lateral production casing with the main production casing, so that the lower production casing, the main production casing and the lateral production casing is in fluid communication.

US Pat. No. 10,337,290

HYDROCARBON HEATING SYSTEM

Tullow Group Services Lim...

1. A hydrocarbon heating system for a hydrocarbon production and/or transportation system comprising:a cable comprising at least two electrical conductors separated by an insulator; and
an alternating current (AC) power source connected to the at least two electrical conductors, wherein,
the alternating current power source generates heat in the cable by providing alternating current power to the cable;
the at least two electrical conductors are terminated by an open circuit;
the at least two electrical conductors are arranged as a transmission line; and
the hydrocarbon heating system is arranged to use multiple AC frequency excitations, having different combinations of AC voltage and frequency, thereby to generate a specific heating profile of the cable.

US Pat. No. 10,337,276

WELL TUBE AND A WELL BORE COMPONENT

AKER SOLUTIONS AS, Lysak...

1. A well tube configured for use with a subsea well assembly which comprises a Christmas tree arranged on top of a subterranean well, the well tube comprising:a bore comprising a first plug receiving space and a second plug receiving space arranged therein;
a first locking assembly arranged in the first plug receiving space, the first locking assembly comprising:
a first locking dog configured to move into and out of the bore,
a first actuator configured to move the first locking dog, and
a first control channel configured to couple the first actuator to an exterior of the well tube and to control the actuator so as to move the first locking dog;
a second locking assembly arranged in the second plug receiving space, the second locking assembly comprising:
a second locking dog configured to move into and out of the bore,
a second actuator configured to move the second locking dog, and
a second control channel configured to couple the second actuator to the exterior of the well tube and to control the second actuator so as to move the second locking dog;
a lockable insert which comprises an insert body comprising an outer body, and a fixed recess arranged on an outer surface of the insert body, the insert body comprising a plug which is configured to seal the bore; and
at least one penetrator arranged through the insert body, the at least one penetrator being configured to provide for at least one of an electrical communication, an electronic communication, a fluidic communication, an acoustic communication, a magnetic communication, an optical communication, and a mechanical communication between a first surface of the insert body and a second surface of the insert body which opposes the first surface.

US Pat. No. 10,337,202

COMBINATION PARKING STRUCTURE, ROADWAY AND TRAIN STATION

Nine R. Vaghi Foundation,...

1. A combination parking structure, roadway and train station, comprising:a parking structure, the parking structure including a parking garage therein comprising eight levels of parking, wherein each of the eight levels of the garage parking includes entry and exit ramps;
at least one main roadway, wherein the at least one main roadway passes beneath the parking structure thereby allowing traffic to continue along the at least one main roadway unimpeded;
a primary entry ramp branching from the at least one main roadway, the primary entry ramp defining an external continuously ascending roadway circumnavigating the parking structure;
a plurality of exit ramps exiting from the external ascending roadway, wherein each of the exit ramps connects with, and leads directly into, a corresponding one of the plurality of parking levels of the parking structure at its corresponding entry ramp;
a primary parking structure exit ramp feeding into the at least one main roadway;
a plurality of secondary parking structure exit ramps, wherein each of the secondary parking structure exit ramps connects with, and leads directly from, a corresponding one of the plurality of levels of the parking structure and feeds into the primary parking structure exit ramp at its corresponding exit ramp;
a train station within the parking structure; and
at least one set of train tracks having at least one external portion and an internal portion, the internal portion being located within the parking structure, the at least one external portion being connected to the internal portion and extending outwardly from the parking structure.

US Pat. No. 10,337,164

THREADBAR CONNECTIONS FOR WALL SYSTEMS

Inside Bet LCC, Eden, UT...

1. A wall system, comprising: a face joint member comprising a web and a flange; and a counterfort beam coupled to the face joint member, wherein the counterfort beam is coupled to the face joint member by a connecting threadbar that extends through the counterfort beam and into the face joint member, wherein the connecting threadbar comprises an inner metal threaded bar and an outer protective sleeve, and wherein the inner metal threaded bar is configured to rotate relative to the outer protective sleeve, wherein the face joint member comprises a web threadbar in the web of the face joint member, and wherein the web threadbar is off center of a centroid of the face joint member or the connecting threadbar is off center of a centroid of the counterfort beam.

US Pat. No. 10,337,139

COMBINATION OF AN ORGANIC SUBSTRATE AND ORGANIC FORMULATION FOR USE AS A CUTTING BOARD AND STORAGE CONTAINER

ABEEGO DESGINS, INC., (C...

1. A self-healing cutting board, the cutting board comprising a natural fabric and an anti-microbial formulation, the formulation infusing the natural fabric to provide an upper cutting surface and a lower cutting surface, the formulation comprising bees wax and Damar resin, and having a melting point of about 70 C to about 80 C.

US Pat. No. 10,337,058

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR NUCLEIC ACID SEQUENCING VALIDATION, CALIBRATION AND NORMALIZATION

LIFE TECH NOLOGIES CORPOR...

1. A method of preparing a quality control for performing nucleic acid sample sequencing, comprising:generating a set of synthetic nucleic acid sequences, wherein each synthetic nucleic acid sequence in the set of synthetic nucleic acid sequences differs and wherein each of the synthetic nucleic acid sequences in the set of synthetic nucleic acid sequences produces a predefined pattern of detectable signals during sequencing;
attaching one or more synthetic nucleic acid sequences from the set of synthetic nucleic acid sequences to solid supports in plural groups of solid supports, wherein the plural groups of solid supports are divided into a plurality of subsets and wherein the one or more synthetic nucleic acid sequences are attached to the solid supports in the plural groups such that, when nucleic acid sample sequencing is performed, all possible color transitions are observed for consecutive ligation cycles for each subset of the plural groups of solid supports; and
combining each group of solid supports with the synthetic nucleic acid sequences attached to create a control set of solid supports for performing nucleic acid sample sequencing.

US Pat. No. 10,336,848

SURFACTANT-COMPATIBLE STAR MACROMOLECULES

Pilot Polymer Technologie...

1. A surfactant-system thickening macromolecule is represented by Formula B:
wherein:
Core represents a crosslinked polymeric segment;
P1 independently represents the hydrophilic polymeric segment of the at least first polymeric arm comprised of monomeric residues of polymerized hydrophilic monomers;
P2 independently represents the further segment of the at least second polymeric arm comprised of at least one monomeric residue of a polymerized surfactant-system thickening monomer comprising a C6 or greater alkyl acrylate; C6 or greater alkenyl acrylate; C6 or greater alkyl alkyl acrylate; C6 or greater alkenyl alkyl acrylate; C6 or greater alkyl acrylamide; C6 or greater alkenyl acrylamide; C6 or greater alkyl alkyl acrylamide; C6 or greater alkenyl alkyl acrylamide; C2 or greater alkyl vinyl ether; C2 or greater alkenyl vinyl ether; C1 or greater alkyl allyl ether; or C1 or greater alkenyl allyl ether;
P3 independently represents the hydrophilic polymeric segment of the at least second polymeric arm comprised of monomeric residues of polymerized hydrophilic monomers;
P4 independently represents the hydrophobic polymeric segment of the at least third polymeric arm comprised of monomeric residues of polymerized hydrophobic monomers;
P5 independently represents the hydrophilic polymeric segment of the at least third polymeric arm comprised of monomeric residues of polymerized hydrophilic monomers;
q1 independently represents the number of monomeric residues in P1 and has a value in the range of between 5 to 2000;
q2 independently represents the number of monomeric residues in P2 and has a value in the range of between 1 to 500;
q3 independently represents the number of monomeric residues in P3 and has a value in the range of between 10 to 5000;
q4 independently represents the number of monomeric residues in P4 and has a value in the range of between 1 to 500;
q5 independently represents the number of monomeric residues in P5 and has a value in the range of between 10 to 5000;
r independently represents the number of the at least first polymeric arms covalently attached to the Core and has a value in the range of between 1 to 1000;
s independently represents the number of the at least second polymeric arms covalently attached to the Core and has a value in the range of between 1 to 1000; and
t independently represents the number of the at least third polymeric arms covalently attached to the Core and has a value in the range of between 1 to 1000.

US Pat. No. 10,336,721

BIARYLTRIAZOLE INHIBITORS OF MACROPHAGE MIGRATION INHIBITORY FACTOR

Yale University, New Hav...

1. A compound of Formula (I):or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:X3 is CR3 or N;
X8 is CR8 or N;
R3 is selected from the group consisting of H, halogen, C1-6 alkyl, and C1-6 haloalkyl;
R4 is selected from the group consisting of H, halogen C1-6 alkyl, and C1-6 haloalkyl;
R5, R6, R7 and R8 are each independently selected from the group consisting of H, halogen, C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkylene, 5-10 membered heteroaryl-C1-4 alkylene, 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, CN, NO2, ORa1, SRa1, C(O)Rb1, C(O)NRc1Rd1, C(O)ORa1, OC(O)Rb1, OC(O)NRc1Rd1, NRc1Rd1, NRc1C(O)Rb1, NRc1C(O)NRc1Rd1, NRc1C(O)ORa1, C(?NRe1)NRc1Rd1, NRc1C(?NRe1)NRc1Rd1, S(O)Rb1, S(O)2Rb1, NRc1S(O)2Rb1 and S(O)2NRc1Rd1;
wherein each of said C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, and C2-6 alkynyl forming R5, R6, R7 or R8 is independently unsubstituted or substituted with 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, CN, NO2, ORa2, SRa2, C(O)Rb2, C(O)NRc2Rd2, C(O)ORa2, OC(O)Rb2, OC(O)NRc2Rd2, NRc2Rd2, NRc2C(O)Rb2, NRc2C(O)NRc2Rd2, NRc2C(O)ORa2, C(?NRe2)NRc2Rd2, NRc2C(?NRe2)NRc2Rd2, S(O)Rb2, S(O)2Rb2, NRc2S(O)2Rb2, and S(O)2NRc2Rd2 and
wherein each of said C3-7 cycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkylene, 5-10 membered heteroaryl-C1-4 alkylene and 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene forming R5, R6, R7 or R8 is independently unsubstituted or substituted with 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of C1-6 alkyl, halogen, C1-6 haloalkyl, CN, NO2, ORa2, SRa2, C(O)Rb2, C(O)NRc2Rd2, C(O)ORa2, OC(O)Rb2, OC(O)NRc2Rd2, NRc2Rd2, NRc2C(O)Rb2, NRc2C(O)NRc2Rd2, NRc2C(O)ORa2, C(?NRe2)NRc2Rd2, NRc2C(?NRe2)NRc2Rd2, S(O)Rb2, S(O)2Rb2, NRc2S(O)2Rb2, and S(O)2NRc2Rd2;
or any one of R5, R6, R7, and R8 may represent a group of formula ArS;
or R6 and R7 in combination with the atoms to which they are attached may form a 5-7 membered carbocyclic or heterocyclic ring that is unsubstituted or substituted by 1, 2 or 3 substituents each independently selected from R9;
or at least one of R5, R6, R7, or R8 may be each independently a water solubilizing group;
each R9 is independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkylene, 5-10 membered heteroaryl-C1-4 alkylene, 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, CN, NO2, ORa1, SRa1, C(O)Rb1, C(O)NRc1Rd1, C(O)ORa1, OC(O)Rb1, OC(O)NRc1Rd1, NRc1Rd1, NRc1C(O)Rb1, NRc1C(O)NRc1Rd1, NRc1C(O)ORa1, C(?NRe1)NRc1Rd1, NRc1C(?NRe1)NRc1Rd1, S(O)Rb1, S(O)2Rb1, NRc1S(O)2Rb1, and S(O)2NRc1Rd1;
wherein each of said C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, and C2-6 alkynyl forming R9 is independently unsubstituted or substituted with 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, CN, NO2, ORa2, SRa2, C(O)Rb2, C(O)NRc2Rd2, C(O)ORa2, OC(O)Rb2, OC(O)NRc2Rd2, NRc2Rd2, NRc2C(O)Rb2, NRc2C(O)NRc2Rd2, NRc2C(O)ORa2, C(?NRe2)NRc2Rd2, NRc2C(?NRe2)NRc2Rd2, S(O)Rb2, S(O)2Rb2, NRc2S(O)2Rb2, and S(O)2NRc2Rd2; and
wherein each of said C3-7 cycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkylene, 5-10 membered heteroaryl-C1-4 alkylene and 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene forming R9 is independently unsubstituted or substituted with 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of C1-6 alkyl, halogen, C1-6 haloalkyl, CN, NO2, ORa2, SRa2, C(O)Rb2, C(O)NRc2Rd2, C(O)ORa2, OC(O)Rb2, OC(O)NRc2Rd2, NRc2Rd2, NRc2C(O)Rb2, NRc2C(O)NRc2Rd2, NRc2C(O)ORa2, C(?NRe2)NRc2Rd2, NRc2C(?NRe2)NRc2Rd2, S(O)Rb2, S(O)2Rb2, NRc2S(O)2Rb2, S(O)2NRc2Rd2, and water solubilizing groups;
Y1, Y2, Y3, Y4, and Y5 are each independently selected from the group consisting of H, halogen, C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkylene, 5-10 membered heteroaryl-C1-4 alkylene, 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, CN, NO2, ORa3, SRa3, C(O)Rb3, C(O)NRc3Rd3, C(O)ORa3, OC(O)Rb3, OC(O)NRc3Rd3, NRc3Rd3, NRc3C(O)Rb3, NRc3C(O)NRc3Rd3, NRc3C(O)ORa3, C(?NRe3)NRc3Rd3, NRc3C(?NRe3)NRc3Rd3, S(O)Rb3, S(O)2Rb3, NRc3S(O)2Rb3, and S(O)2NRc2Rd2;
wherein each of said C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, and C2-6 alkynyl forming Y1, Y2, Y3, Y4 or Y5 is independently unsubstituted or substituted with 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, CN, NO2, ORa4, SRa4, C(O)Rb4, C(O)NRc4Rd4, C(O)ORa4, OC(O)Rb4, OC(O)NRc4Rd4, NRc4Rd4, NRc4C(O)Rb4, NRc4C(O)NRc4Rd4, NRc4C(O)ORa4, C(?NRe4)NRc4Rd4, NRc4C(?NRe4)NRc4Rd4, S(O)Rb4, S(O)2Rb4, NRc4S(O)2Rb4, and S(O)2NRc4Rd4; and
wherein each of said C3-7 cycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkylene, 5-10 membered heteroaryl-C1-4 alkylene and 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene forming Y1, Y2, Y3, Y4 or Y5 is independently unsubstituted or substituted with 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of C1-6 alkyl, halogen, C1-6 haloalkyl, CN, NO2, ORa4, SRa4, C(O)Rb4, C(O)NRc4Rd4, C(O)ORa4, OC(O)Rb4, OC(O)NRc4Rd4, NRc4Rd4, NRc4C(O)Rb4, NRc4C(O)NRc4Rd4, NRc4C(O)ORa4, C(?NRe4)NRc4Rd4, NRc4C(?NRe4)NRc4Rd4, S(O)Rb4, S(O)2Rb4, NRc4S(O)2Rb4 and S(O)2NRc4Rd4;
or Y3 is NH, and Y2 and Y3 or Y3 and Y4, in combination with the carbon atoms to which they are attached, form a 5-membered fused heteroaromatic ring that is unsubstituted or substituted by 1 or 2 substituents independently selected from Y6;
each Y6 is independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkylene, 5-10 membered heteroaryl-C1-4 alkylene, 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, CN, NO2, ORa3, SRa3, C(O)Rb3, C(O)NRc3Rd3, C(O)ORa3, OC(O)Rb3, OC(O)NRc3Rd3, NRc3Rd3, NRc3C(O)Rb3, NRc3C(O)NRc3Rd3, NRc3C(O)ORa3, (?NRe3)NRc3Rd3, NRc3C(?NRe3)NRc3Rd3, S(O)Rb3, S(O)2Rb3, NRc3S(O)2Rb3, and S(O)2NRc1Rd1;
wherein each of said C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, and C2-6 alkynyl forming Y6 is independently unsubstituted or substituted with 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, CN, NO2, ORa4, SRa4, C(O)Rb4, C(O)NRc4Rd4, C(O)ORa4, OC(O)Rb4, OC(O)NRc4Rd4, NRc4Rd4, NRc4C(O)Rb4, NRc4C(O)NRc4Rd4, NRc4C(O)ORa4, C(?NRe4)NRc4Rd4, NRc4C(?NRe4)NRc4Rd4, S(O)Rb4, S(O)2Rb4, NRc4S(O)2Rb4, and S(O)2NRc4Rd4; and
wherein each of said C3-7 cycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkylene, 5-10 membered heteroaryl-C1-4 alkylene and 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene forming Y6 is independently unsubstituted or substituted with 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of C1-6 alkyl, halogen, C1-6 haloalkyl, CN, NO2, ORa4, SRa4, C(O)Rb4, C(O)NRc4Rd4, C(O)ORa4, OC(O)Rb4, OC(O)NRc4Rd4, NRc4Rd4, NRc4C(O)Rb4, NRc4C(O)NRc4Rd4, NRc4C(O)ORa4, C(?NRe4)NRc4Rd4, NRc4C(?NRe4)NRc4Rd4, S(O)Rb4, S(O)2Rb4, NRc4S(O)2Rb4, and S(O)2NRc4Rd4;
each ArS is:

A1 is N or CZ1;
A2 is N or CZ2;
A3 is N or CZ3;
A4 is N or CZ4;
A5 is N or CZ5;
provided that 0, 1 or 2 of Z1, Z2, Z3, Z4, and Z5 are nitrogen;
Z1, Z2, Z3, Z4, and Z5 are each independently selected from the group consisting of H, halogen, C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkylene, 5-10 membered heteroaryl-C1-4 alkylene, 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, CN, NO2, ORa5, SRa5, C(O)Rb5, C(O)NRc5Rd5, C(O)ORa5, OC(O)Rb5, OC(O)NRc5Rd5, NRc5Rd5, NRc5C(O)Rb5, NRc5C(O)NRc5Rd5, NRc5C(O)ORa5, C(?NRe5)NRc5Rd5, NRc5C(?NRe5)NRc5Rd5, S(O)Rb5, S(O)2Rb5, NRc5S(O)2Rb5, and S(O)2NRc5Rd5;
wherein each of said C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, and C2-6 alkynyl forming Z1, Z2, Z3, Z4, or Z5 is independently unsubstituted or substituted with 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, CN, NO2, ORa6, SRa6, C(O)Rb6, C(O)NRc6Rd6, C(O)ORa6, OC(O)Rb6, OC(O)NRc6Rd6, NRc6Rd6, NRc6C(O)Rb6, NRc6C(O)NRc6Rd6, NRc6C(O)ORa6, C(?NRe6)NRc6Rd6, NRc6C(?NRe6)NRc6Rd6, S(O)Rb6, S(O)2Rb6, NRc6S(O)2Rb6, and S(O)2NRc6Rd6; and
wherein each of said C3-7 cycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkylene, 5-10 membered heteroaryl-C1-4 alkylene and 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene forming Z1, Z2, Z3, Z4, or Z5 is independently unsubstituted or substituted with 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of C1-6 alkyl, halogen, C1-6 haloalkyl, CN, NO2, ORa6, SRa6, C(O)Rb6, C(O)NRc6Rd6, C(O)ORa6, OC(O)Rb6, OC(O)NRc6Rd6, NRc6Rd6, NRc6C(O)Rb6, NRc6C(O)NRc6Rd6, NRc6C(O)ORa6, C(?NRe6)NRc6Rd6, NRc6C(?NRe6)NRc6Rd6, S(O)Rb6, S(O)2Rb6, NRc6S(O)2Rb6, and S(O)2NRc6Rd6;
or wherein any one or two of Z1, Z2, Z3, Z4, and Z5 is independently selected from water solubilizing groups;
provided that at least one of R5, R6, R7, R8, Z1, and Z2 is a water solubilizing group;
LS is a bond, O, NRc6, C1-4 alkylene, C(O), NRc6C(O), or C(O)NRc6;
Ra1, Rb1, Ra2, Rb2, Ra3, Rb3, Ra4, Rb4, Ra5, Rb5, Ra6 and Rb6 are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-4 alkyl, C2-4 alkenyl, C2-4 alkynyl, C6-10 aryl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, C3-7 cycloalkyl, 5-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkylene, C3-7 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, 5-10 membered heteroaryl-C1-4 alkylene, 5-10 membered heterocycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, and C1-4 alkoxy-C1-4 alkylene,
wherein each of said C1-4 alkyl, C2-4 alkenyl, C2-4 alkynyl, and C1-4 alkoxy-C1-4 alkylene forming Ra1, Rb1, Ra2, Rb2, Ra3, Rb3, Ra4, Rb4, Ra5, Rb5, Ra6 or Rb6 is independently unsubstituted or substituted by 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 groups independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, CN, ORa7, SRa7, C(O)Rb7, C(O)NRc7Rd7, C(O)ORa7, OC(O)Rb7, OC(O)NRc7Rd7, NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(O)Rb7, NRc7C(O)NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(O)ORa7, C(?NRe7)NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(?NRe7)NRc7Rd7, S(O)Rb7, S(O)NRc7Rd7, S(O)2Rb7, NRc7S(O)2Rb7, and S(O)2NRc7Rd7 and
wherein said C6-10 aryl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, C3-7 cycloalkyl, 5-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkylene, C3-7 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, 5-10 membered heteroaryl-C1-4 alkylene, and 5-10 membered heterocycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, forming Ra1, Rb1, Ra2, Rb2, Ra3, Rb3, Ra4 or Rb4 is independently unsubstituted or substituted by 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 groups independently selected from the group consisting of C1-6 alkyl, halogen, CN, ORa7, SRa7, C(O)Rb7, C(O)NRc7Rd7, C(O)ORa7, OC(O)Rb7, OC(O)NRc7Rd7, NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(O)Rb7, NRc7C(O)NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(O)ORa7, C(?NRe7)NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(?NRe7)NRc7Rd7, S(O)Rb7, S(O)NRc7Rd7, S(O)2Rb7, NRc7S(O)2Rb7, and S(O)2NRc7Rd7;
Rc1, Rd1, Rc2, Rd2, Rc3, Rd3, Rc4, Rd4, Rc5, Rd5, Rc6, and Rd6 are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-4 alkyl, C2-4 alkenyl, C2-4 alkynyl, C6-10 aryl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, C3-7 cycloalkyl, 5-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkylene, C3-7 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, 5-10 membered heteroaryl-C1-4 alkylene, 5-10 membered heterocycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, and C1-4 alkoxy-C1-4 alkylene,
wherein each of said C1-4 alkyl, C2-4 alkenyl, C2-4 alkynyl, and C1-4 alkoxy-C1-4 alkylene forming Rc1, Rd1, Rc2, Rd2, Rc3, Rd3, Rc4, Rd4, Rc5, Rd5, Rc6, or Rd6 is independently unsubstituted or substituted by 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, CN, ORa7, SRa7, C(O)Rb7, C(O)NRc7Rd7, C(O)ORa7, OC(O)Rb7, OC(O)NRc7Rd7, NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(O)Rb7, NRc7C(O)NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(O)ORa7, C(?NRe7)NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(?NRc7)NRc7Rd7, S(O)Rb7, S(O)NRc7Rd7, S(O)2Rb7, NRc7S(O)2Rb7, and S(O)2NRc7Rd7 and
wherein each of said C6-10 aryl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, C3-7 cycloalkyl, 5-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 alkylene, C3-7 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, 5-10 membered heteroaryl-C1-4 alkylene, and 5-10 membered heterocycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, forming Rc1, Rd1, Rc2, Rd2, Rc3, Rd3, Rc4, Rd4, Rc5, Rd5, Rc6, or Rd6 is independently unsubstituted or substituted by 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 groups independently selected from the group consisting of C1-6 alkyl, halo, CN, ORa7, SRa7, C(O)Rb7, C(O)NRc7Rd7, C(O)ORa7, OC(O)Rb7, OC(O)NRc7Rd7, NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(O)Rb7, NRc7C(O)NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(O)ORa7, C(?NRe7)NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(?NRe7)NRc7Rd7, S(O)Rb7, S(O)NRc7Rd7, S(O)2Rb7, NRc7S(O)2Rb7, and S(O)2NRc7Rd7;
or Rc1 and Rd1, Rc2 and Rd2, Rc3 and Rd3, Rc4 and Rd4, Rc5 and Rd5, or Rc6 and Rd6, attached to the same N atom, together with the N atom to which they are both attached, form a 4-, 5-, 6- or 7-membered heterocycloalkyl group or 5-membered heteroaryl group, each optionally substituted with 1, 2 or 3 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of C1-6 alkyl, halo, CN, ORa7, SRa7, C(O)Rb7, C(O)NRc7Rd7, C(O)ORa7, OC(O)Rb7, OC(O)NRc7Rd7, NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(O)Rb7, NRc7C(O)NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(O)ORa7, C(?NRe7)NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(?NRe7)NRc7Rd7, S(O)Rb7, S(O)NRc7Rd7, S(O)2Rb7, NRc7S(O)2Rb7, and S(O)2NRc7Rd7;
Ra7, Rb7, Rc7 and Rd7 are each independently selected from the group consisting of H, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C6-10 aryl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, C3-7 cycloalkyl, 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkylene, 5-10 membered heteroaryl-C1-4 alkylene, C3-7 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, and 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl-C1-3 alkylene,
wherein said C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C6-10 aryl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, C3-7 cycloalkyl, 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkylene, 5-10 membered heteroaryl-C1-4 alkylene, C3-7 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, and 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl-C1-3 alkylene forming Ra7, Rb7, Rc7 and Rd7 are each optionally substituted with 1, 2 or 3 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of OH, CN, amino, NH(C1-6 alkyl), N(C1-6 alkyl)2, halo, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 haloalkyl, and C1-6 haloalkoxy;
or Rc7 and Rd7 attached to the same N atom, together with the N atom to which they are both attached, form a 4-, 5-, 6- or 7-membered heterocycloalkyl group or 5-membered heteroaryl group, each optionally substituted with 1, 2 or 3 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of OH, CN, amino, NH(C1-6 alkyl), N(C1-6 alkyl)2, halo, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 haloalkyl and C1-6 haloalkoxy; and
Re1, Re2, Re3, Re4, Re5, Re6 and Re7 are each independently selected from the group consisting of H, C1-4 alkyl, OH, and C1-4 alkoxy;
each water solubilizing group is independently selected from the group consisting of -LW-ORaW, -LW-C(O)RbW, -LW-C(O)NRcWRdW, -LW-C(O)ORaW, -LW-OC(O)RbW, -LW-OC(O)NRcWRdW, -LW-NRcWRdW, -LW-NRcWC(O)RbW, -LW-NRcWC(O)NRcWRdW, -LW-NRcWC(O)ORaW, -LW-C(?NReW)NRcWRdW, -LW-NRcWC(?NReW)NRcWRdW, -LW-S(O)2ORaW, -LW-NRcWS(O)2RbW, S(O)2NRcWRdW, —P(?O)(ORaW)2, -OP(?O)(ORaW)2, —OP(?O)(ORaW)—OP(?O)(ORaW)2, —OP(?O)(ORaW)—OP(?O)(ORaW)—OP(?O)(ORaW)2, and -LW-CyW; Wherein:
each CyW is unsubstituted 5-10 membered heteroaryl or 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, or 5-10 membered heteroaryl or 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl substituted with one or more (e.g., 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5) substituents each independently selected from C1-6 alkyl, halogen, C1-6 haloalkyl, CN, NO2, ORaW, SRaW, C(O)RbW, C(O)NRcWRdW, C(O)ORaW, OC(O)RbW, OC(O)NRcWRdW, NRcWRdW, NRcWC(O)RbW, NRcWC(O)NRcWRdW, NRcWC(O)ORaW, C(?NReW)NRcWRdW, NRcWC(?NReW)NRcWRdW, S(O)RbW, S(O)2RbW, NRcWS(O)2RbW and S(O)2NleWRdW;
each -LW- is a bond or a linking group selected from groups of the formula -LW1-LW2-;
the group -Lwi- is attached to the core molecule and is selected from a bond and groups of the formula —O—, —S—, —S(O)—, —S(O)2—, —C(O)—, —NH—, —NRcW, —NRcWC(O)—, —C(O)NRcW—, —O(CO)—, —C(O)O—, —O(CO)NRcW—, —NRcWC(O)O—, —O(CO)O—, and —NRcWC(O)NRcW—;
the group -LW2- is selected from a bond, unsubstituted-C1-10 alkylene-, unsubstituted-C1-10 heteroalkylene, and —C1-10 alkylene and —C1-10 heteroalkylene substituted with one or more (e.g., 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 substituents) independently selected from the group consisting of H, halogen, C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, CN, NO2, ORaW, SRaW, C(O)RbW, C(O)NRcWRdW, C(O)ORaW, OC(O)RbW, OC(O)NRcWRdW, NRcWRdW, NRcWC(O)RbW, NRcWC(O)NRcWRdW, NRcWC(O)ORaW, C(?NReW)NRcWRdW, NRcWC(?NReW)NRcWRdW, S(O)RbW, S(O)2RbW, NRcWS(O)2RbW, S(O)2NRcWRdW, —P(?O)(ORaW)2, —OP(?O)(ORaW)2, —OP(?O)(ORaW)—OP(?O)(ORaW)2, —OP(?O)(ORaW)—OP(?O)(ORaW)—OP(?O)(ORaW)2, oxo and sulfido;
RaW, RbW, RcW, and RdW are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-4 alkyl, C2-4 alkenyl, C2-4 alkenyl, C6-10 aryl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, C3-7 cycloalkyl, 5-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl-C14 alkylene, C3-7 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, 5-10 membered heteroaryl-C14 alkylene, 5-10 membered heterocycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, and C1-4 alkoxy-C1-4 alkylene, wherein said C1-4 alkyl, C2-4 alkenyl, C2-4 alkynyl, and C1-4 alkoxy-C1-4 alkylene forming RaW, RbW, RaW, or RdW are each optionally substituted by 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 groups independently selected from halo, CN, ORaW*, SRaW*, C(O)RbW*, C(O)NRcW*RdW*, C(O)ORaW*, OC(O)RbW*, OC(O)NRcW*RdW*, NRcW*RdW*, NRcW*C(O)RbW*, NRcW*C(O)NRcW*RdW*, NRcW*C(O)ORaW*, C(?NReW*)NRcW*RdW*, NRcW*C(?NReW*)NRcW*RdW*, S(O)RbW*, S(O)NRcW*RdW*, S(O)2RbW*, NRcW*S(O)2RbW* and S(O)2NRcW*RdW* and Wherein said C6-10 aryl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, C3-7 cycloalkyl, 5-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl-C14 alkylene, C3-7 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, 5-10 membered heteroaryl-C1-4 alkylene, and 5-10 membered heterocycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, forming RaW, RbW, RaW, or RdW are each optionally substituted by 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 groups independently selected from C1-6 alkyl, halo, CN, ORaW*, SRaW*, C(O)RbW*, C(O)NRcW*RdW*, C(O)ORaW*, OC(O)RbW*, OC(O)NRcW*RdW*, NRcW*RdW*, NRcW*C(O)RbW*, NRcW*C(O)NRcW*RdW*, NRcW*C(O)ORaW*, C(?NReW*)NRcW*RdW*, NRcW*C(?NReW*)NRcW*RdW*, S(O)RbW*, S(O)NRcW*RdW*, S(O)2RbW*, NRcW*S(O)2RbW* and S(O)2NRcW*RdW*;
or RcW and RdW, attached to the same N atom, together with the N atom to which they are both attached, form a 4-, 5-, 6- or 7-membered heterocycloalkyl group or 5-membered heteroaryl group, each optionally substituted with 1, 2 or 3 substituents independently selected from C1-6 alkyl, halo, CN, ORaW*, SRaW*, C(O)RbW*, C(O)NRcW*RdW*, C(O) ORa*, OC(O)Rb*, OC(O)NRcW*RdW*, NRcW*RdW*, NRcW*C(O)RbW*, NRcW*C(O)NRcW*RdW*, NRcW*C(O)ORaW*, C(?NReW*)NRcW*RdW*, NRcW*C(?NReW*)NRcW*RdW*, S(O)RbW*, S(O)NRcW*RdW*, S(O)2RbW*, NRcW*S(O)2RbW* and S(O)2NRcW*RdW*;
RaW*, RbW*, RcW* and RdW* are each independently selected from H, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, aryl, C6-10 aryl-C1-3 alkyl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl-C1-3 alkyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl-C1-3 alkyl and 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl-C1-3 alkyl, wherein said C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl C6-10 aryl-C1-3 alkyl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl-C1-3 alkyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl-C1-3 alkyl and 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl-C1-3 alkyl forming RaW* RbW*, ReW* and RdW* are each optionally substituted with 1, 2 or 3 substituents independently selected from OH, CN, amino, NH(C1-6 alkyl), N(C1-6 alkyl)2, halo, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 haloalkyl and C1-6 haloalkoxy,
or RcW* and RdW* attached to the same N atom, together with the N atom to which they are both attached, form a 4-, 5-, 6- or 7-membered heterocycloalkyl group or 5-membered heteroaryl group, each optionally substituted with 1, 2 or 3 substituents independently selected from OH, CN, amino, NH(C1-6 alkyl), N(C1-6 alkyl)2 halo C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 haloalkyl and C1-6 haloalkoxy;
ReW and ReW* are each independently selected from H, C1-4 alkyl, OH, and C1-4 alkoxy;with the proviso that when Y1, Y2, Y4, Y5, and R4 are each H, Y3 is F, and X3 is H or C1-6 alkyl, then at least one of R5, R6, and R7 is not H.

US Pat. No. 10,336,693

ANTIVIRAL-AGENT RESISTANT VIRUS DETECTION SYSTEM

Korea Research Institute ...

1. A compound of an oseltamivir hexylthiol represented by the following formula 2 or an oseltamivir hexylamine represented by the following formula 3:

US Pat. No. 10,336,596

SCISSOR DECK ACCESS ARRANGEMENT

Oshkosh Corporation, Osh...

1. A lift device, comprising:a chassis;
a plurality of tractive elements rotatably coupled to the chassis and configured to support the chassis on a support surface;
a platform disposed above the chassis, the platform including a deck extending in a substantially horizontal plane and defining a top surface configured to support an operator;
a lift assembly coupling the platform to the chassis and configured to move the platform between a lowered position and a raised position disposed above the lowered position; and
a stair assembly coupled to at least one of the platform and the chassis, the stair assembly including a first support and a second support extending parallel to one another;
wherein the stair assembly is selectively repositionable relative to the chassis between a stored position and a deployed position, wherein the stair assembly facilitates access to the deck from the ground when in the deployed position, wherein the first support extends farther outward horizontally than the second support relative to the chassis when the stair assembly is in the deployed position, and wherein the first support extends farther outward horizontally relative to the chassis when the stair assembly is in the deployed position than when the stair assembly is in the stored position, and
wherein the stair assembly is pivotally coupled to the chassis, and wherein the stair assembly is selectively rotatable relative to the chassis about a vertical axis between the stored position and the deployed position.

US Pat. No. 10,336,572

COMPACT INFLATOR

Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT...

1. An inflator, comprising:a rotatable drum that draws in and lets out a hose, the hose comprising a first end and a second end, the first end having a connection mechanism that connects the hose to an inflatable object;
an air pump disposed within the drum and connected to the second end of the hose;
a housing that provides structural support to, and enables rotation of, the drum;
a power supply that provides power to the pump; and
an electric power transmission mechanism electrically coupled to one or more of the pump or the power supply between the pump and the power supply, the power transmission mechanism comprising a slip ring assembly;
the pump comprising a motor, the motor movably disposed within the drum, wherein the motor comprises a pinion, and wherein the pinion moves between engagement with a pump gear and a drum rack, wherein the motor rotates the drum at least to draw in the hose.

US Pat. No. 10,336,292

SEAT BELT

Clark Equipment Company, ...

1. A seat belt guide for a seat belt, having a retractor, on a power machine having one of a joystick and a control lever manipulable by an operator, the seat belt guide comprising:a stiffener;
an attachment portion connected to a first end of the stiffener and configured to be attached to the retractor so that the stiffener extends from the retractor and an operator seat;
a tongue engagement member connected to a second end of the stiffener and configured to support a tongue of a seat belt when the seat belt is retracted by the retractor, wherein the retractor applies a force against the tongue to hold the tongue against the tongue engagement member; and
wherein the stiffener and tongue engagement member are configured and arranged to hold the tongue in a generally inline position with respect to a longitudinal direction of the stiffener and at a raised position relative to the operator seat when the tongue is not engaged with a corresponding seat belt buckle such that the tongue interferes with operation of the joystick or control lever.

US Pat. No. 10,336,271

BUMPER BEAMS, ROCKER PANELS AND METHODS

AUTOTECH ENGINEERING A.I....

1. A bumper beam, comprising:a substantially eight-shaped closed cross-section, the closed cross-section being formed by a single metal plate,
wherein the metal plate comprises:
a plurality of projections, including first edge projections formed along a first edge of the plate and central projections formed along a first central portion of the plate, and
a plurality of holes, including second edge holes formed along a second edge of the plate opposite to the first edge, and central holes formed along a second central portion of the plate,
wherein the central projections engage with the corresponding second edge holes and the first edge projections engage with the corresponding central holes to retain the closed cross-section.

US Pat. No. 10,335,909

VAPOR DEPOSITION APPARATUS, VAPOR DEPOSITION METHOD AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING ORGANIC EL DISPLAY APPARATUS

Sakai Display Products Co...

1. A vapor deposition apparatus comprising:an electromagnet;
a substrate holder for holding a substrate for vapor deposition to be placed in a position facing one magnetic pole of the electromagnet;
a vapor deposition mask comprising a magnetic substance and provided at a surface of the substrate for vapor deposition held by the substrate holder, the surface being an opposite surface to a surface facing the one magnetic pole of the electromagnet;
a vapor deposition source provided so as to face the vapor deposition mask and configured to evaporate or sublimate a vapor deposition material;
a power supply circuit for driving the electromagnet; and
a control circuit connected between the power supply circuit and the electromagnet to gradually change a magnetic field provided by the electromagnet when a current is applied to the electromagnet;
wherein the control circuit is a circuit configured to gradually change the magnetic field provided by the electromagnet by sequentially switching a connection between the power supply circuit and each of a plurality of taps formed in the middle of the coil of the electromagnet.

US Pat. No. 10,335,906

COMPRESSOR DIAGNOSTIC AND PROTECTION SYSTEM AND METHOD

Emerson Climate Technolog...

1. A system comprising:a compressor operable in a refrigeration circuit;
a first sensor detecting first data indicative of an operating condition of a high-pressure side of the refrigeration circuit;
a second sensor detecting second data indicative of an operating condition of a low-pressure side of the refrigeration circuit;
processing circuitry configured to: (i) receive the first data and the second data, (ii) determine a fault based on at least one of the first data and the second data, (iii) categorize the fault as one of a mild low-side fault, a severe low-side fault, a mild high-side fault, and a severe high-side fault based on the first data and the second data, (iv) operate the compressor in a limp-along mode by at least one of restricting power to the compressor and reducing a capacity of the compressor in response to categorizing the fault as one of the mild high-side fault and the mild low-side fault, and (v) shutting down the compressor in response to categorizing the fault as one of the severe high-side fault and the severe low-side fault.

US Pat. No. 10,335,879

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FORMING A VEHICLE WINDOW ASSEMBLY USING INDUCTION SOLDERING

Pilkington Group Limited,...

1. A method of forming a vehicle window assembly by induction heating, comprising:providing a vehicle window having a major inner surface with a conductive ceramic frit disposed on at least a predetermined area thereof, a major outer surface and a peripheral edge portion therearound;
placing the vehicle window on an assembly fixture having one or more induction coil assemblies and one or more movable assembly aids mounted on the assembly fixture, wherein the major outer surface of the vehicle window faces the assembly aid;
disposing one or more items of hardware having a predetermined amount of solder thereon, in the one or more movable assembly aids, the assembly aids comprising:
at least one bearing mount;
a rotatable shaft extending through the at least one bearing mount;
the rotatable shaft also extending through a second end of at least one support arm; and
at least one hardware holding member attached to a first end of the at least one support arm;
energizing the one or more induction coil assemblies proximate the major outer surface of the vehicle window to selectively direct one or more electromagnetic fields through the vehicle window causing heating of the one or more areas of the major inner surface of the vehicle window upon which the ceramic frit is disposed to a temperature sufficient to liquefy the solder on the one or more items of hardware; and
moving the one or more assembly aids into a position proximate the one or more heated areas of the major inner surface of the vehicle window and causing one or more items of hardware in the one or more assembly aids to move into bonding contact with the one or more heated areas of the major inner surface of the vehicle window.

US Pat. No. 10,335,550

PHARMACEUTICAL INJECTION DEVICE

PHC HOLDINGS CORPORATION,...

1. A pharmaceutical injection device, comprising:a main body case;
a cartridge holder that has a holding space that is provided in an interior of the main body case so that the cartridge holder is openable and closeable with respect to a side face of the main body case, the cartridge holder being capable of holding a pharmaceutical cartridge, and the cartridge holder having a holder latching component for maintaining a closed state;
a latching receiver configured to latch or release the holder latching component according to whether the cartridge holder is closed or open;
a driver configured to automatically release a latching of the latching receiver and the holder latching component by driving the latching receiver upon receiving power; and
a manipulation component for manually releasing the latching of the latching receiver and the holder latching component by moving the latching receiver upon being subjected to external pressure,
wherein:
a part of the manipulation component consists of a protrusion that sticks out further than a remainder of the manipulation component;
the latching receiver is configured to be manually moved by application of the external pressure to the protrusion so as to release the latching between the latching receiver and the holder latching component;
the protrusion is provided to an opening inside the main body case;
a power supply holding space for holding a removable power supply is provided in the interior of the main body case; and
the opening inside the main body case is provided to the power supply holding space.

US Pat. No. 10,335,176

ROTARY INPUT FOR LEVER ACTUATION

Intuitive Surgical Operat...

1. A medical device comprising:a lever comprising an applied force position, a load position, and a fulcrum position;
a first capstan;
a second capstan;
a first cable extending from the applied force position of the lever to the first capstan, the first cable wrapping around the first capstan;
a second cable extending from the applied force position of the lever to the second capstan, the second cable wrapping around the second capstan;
a surgical end effector; and
a rod coupled between the load position of the lever and the surgical end effector.

US Pat. No. 10,335,174

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RE-ENTERING A VESSEL LUMEN

CARDINAL HEALTH SWITZERLA...

1. A re-entry catheter for facilitating formation of a passageway from a subintimal area to a lumen of a vessel, comprising an elongated outer tubular member configured to be disposed in the subintimal area between an intimal layer and an adventitial layer, the elongated outer tubular member having a distal end and a window adjacent the distal end, a plurality of deflectable struts arranged longitudinally within the window, a lateral port in the outer tubular member in a location opposing the window, and an actuating member coaxially disposed within the elongated outer tubular member and configured for axial motion relative to the elongated outer tubular member, a cutting member comprising a cannula coaxially disposed within the actuating member, wherein proximal ends of the plurality of deflectable struts are operatively connected to a distal end of the actuating member, such that axial motion of the actuating member deflects the plurality of deflectable struts radially outward so that the lateral port is held against the intimal layer as the cannula advances out of the lateral port and into a lesion disposed in the lumen of the vessel.

US Pat. No. 10,335,163

POLYMER 4-IN-2 FEMORAL CUTTING INSTRUMENT HAVING SEPARABLE A/P AND CHAMFER CUTTING BLOCKS

DEPUY IRELAND UNLIMITED C...

1. An orthopaedic surgical instrument comprising:an A/P femoral cutting block having (i) an anterior cutting surface, (ii) a posterior cutting surface, (iii) a chamfer access window positioned between the anterior cutting surface and the posterior cutting surface, and (iv) an interference-fit connector comprising a male connector having an elongated boss that extends to a distal end, the elongated boss having a bore formed therethrough and a number of crush ribs at its distal end, and
a chamfer femoral cutting block having (i) a wedge-shaped chamfer cutting surface positioned in the chamfer access window, (ii) a bone-engaging surface positioned opposite the wedge-shaped chamfer cutting surface, and (iii) a female interference-fit connector comprising a smooth inner sidewall that defines an elongated bore extending through the posterior surface,
wherein a distal end of the elongated boss of the interference-fit connector of the A/P femoral cutting block is received into the elongated bore of the female connector of the chamfer femoral cutting block so as to removably secure the chamfer femoral cutting block to the A/P femoral cutting block, and
wherein the elongated boss of the male connector of the A/P femoral cutting block is removeably positioned within the elongated bore of the female interference-fit connector of the chamfer femoral cutting block to (i) engage the crush ribs with the smooth inner sidewall of the female interference-fit connector of the chamfer femoral cutting block within the elongated bore to removably secure the chamfer femoral cutting block to the A/P femoral cutting block and (ii) align the bore of the elongated boss of the male connector of the A/P femoral cutting block with the elongated bore of the female interference-fit connector of the chamfer femoral cutting block to define a pin guide bore extending through the A/P femoral cutting block and the bone-engaging of the chamfer femoral cutting block.

US Pat. No. 10,335,058

APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING TIMED UP-AND-GO TEST

The Board of Regents of t...

1. A chair for administering a standardized performance test to a patient, comprising:a seat portion;
a base portion;
a support element extending between the base portion and the seat portion, the support element configured to support the seat portion, wherein a position of the seat portion relative to the base portion is selectively adjustable relative to a vertical axis;
a force sensor operatively coupled to one of the seat portion, the base portion, and the support element, wherein the force sensor is configured to produce an output signal indicative of the force applied to the force sensor;
a timer configured to provide an output indicative of a recorded time interval; and
a processor positioned in operative electrical communication with the force sensor and the timer, the processor being configured to receive the output signal from the force sensor,
wherein the processor is configured to initiate timing of the standardized performance test by the timer in response to receiving an output signal from the force sensor corresponding to a force value less than or equal to a minimum threshold force, wherein the minimum threshold force is indicative of a rising of the patient from the seat portion of the chair, wherein the processor is configured to cease timing of the standardized performance test by the timer in response to receiving an output signal from the force sensor corresponding to a force greater than or equal to a maximum threshold force, wherein the maximum threshold force is indicative of a reseating of the patient on the seat portion of the chair, and wherein the processor is configured to determine a time interval of the standardized performance test based upon the output of the timer.
US Pat. No. 10,336,909

COATING COMPOSITIONS FOR ALUMINUM BEVERAGE CANS AND METHODS OF COATING SAME

The Sherwin-Williams Comp...

1. A method, comprising the steps of:providing a latex-based acrylic coating composition that comprises a surfactant, a crosslinker, and a latex; wherein the latex includes one or more polymers formed from ethylenically unsaturated monomers; wherein the ethylenically unsaturated monomers include one or more monomers selected from alkyl acrylates and methacrylates, one or more acid-functional monomers, optionally one or more oxirane-group containing monomers, and optionally one or more difunctional (meth)acrylate monomers; wherein acrylamide, methacrylamide, N-isobutoxymethyl acrylamide, or N-butoxymethyl acrylamide are not present in ethylenically unsaturated monomers polymerized in aqueous medium to form the latex; and wherein the coating composition is not made using PVC compounds and is substantially free of mobile and bound bisphenol A;
spray applying the coating composition onto an interior surface of an aluminum beverage can including a body portion and an end portion; and
curing the coating composition to form a cured coating that exhibits (i) a global extraction result of less than 50 ppm and (ii) a metal exposure of less than 3 mA on average when the can is filled with 1% NaCl in deionized water and tested pursuant to the Initial Metal Exposure test method disclosed herein.
US Pat. No. 10,335,451

METHOD OF TREATING LOW BLOOD PRESSURE

The George Washington Uni...

1. A method of treating hypotension in a human subject having septic shock, comprising administering Angiotensin II to the human subject at an initial rate of about 20 ng/kg/min.

US Pat. No. 10,342,101

LIGHT SOCKET WIFI DEVICE

CenturyLink Intellectual ...

1. A device, comprising:a light socket attachment that mates with a light socket receptacle of a lighting device when the light socket attachment is removably coupled to the lighting device, wherein the light socket receptacle of the lighting device is a three-terminal power connection light socket receptacle;
a communications system comprising a non-wired communications device;
a wired communications adapter contained within the communications system, wherein the wired communications adapter provides a link between the communications system and the light socket receptacle, and wherein the wired communications adapter is configured to transmit or receive data via the three terminals of the three-terminal power connection light socket, wherein a first terminal and a second terminal of the three terminal power connection light socket transmit data to the communications system, wherein a third terminal separate from the first terminal and the second terminal of the three terminal power connection light socket receives data from the communications system;
a light bulb receptacle configured to receive a light bulb; and
circuitry that receives electric power through the light socket attachment, the circuitry directing a specified amount of power from the received electric power to the communications system while directing remaining power of the received electric power to the light bulb receptacle.

US Pat. No. 10,342,097

ILLUMINATION SYSTEM AND CONTROLLER

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An illumination system, comprising:a plurality of luminaires; and
a controller including a brightness sensor that is used for light intensity control on one or more luminaires among the plurality of luminaires and detects a brightness of the one or more luminaires and including a communicator that wirelessly communicates with the plurality of luminaires,
wherein the controller:
divides the plurality of luminaires into a plurality of groups to classify, into a same group, luminaires among the plurality of luminaires that are associated with a same address; and
performs the light intensity control in a first mode or a second mode for each of the plurality of groups,
the first mode is a mode in which the light intensity control is performed according to a result of detection by the brightness sensor, and
the second mode is a mode in which the light intensity control is performed according to an instruction on a light intensity rate provided from outside.

US Pat. No. 10,342,095

INPUT VOLTAGE STABILIZATION CIRCUIT FOR REAR COMBINATION LAMP, REAR COMBINATION LAMP, AND VEHICLE

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. An input voltage stabilization circuit for a rear combination lamp, comprising:an optical output unit comprising a plurality of Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs);
a voltage converter configured to supply an output voltage for driving the plurality of OLEDs by converting a first voltage supplied by a vehicle battery to the output voltage, the output voltage being different from the first voltage;
a feedback unit configured to provide, as feedback to the voltage converter, information regarding a maximum voltage value for the plurality of OLEDs; and
a converter protector configured to, upon occurrence of a failure in at least one of the plurality of OLEDs, protect the voltage converter,
wherein the voltage converter is further configured to adjust the output voltage based on the information provided as feedback by the feedback unit regarding the maximum voltage value for the plurality of OLEDs,
wherein the converter protector comprises a first output voltage unit configured to provide, as feedback to the voltage converter, information regarding a first limit voltage value based on a plurality of temperatures sensed at a plurality of points of a circuit board, and
wherein the first output voltage unit further comprises a diode AND gate configured to determine a maximum voltage among a plurality of voltages applied to a plurality of Negative Temperature Coefficient (NTC) thermistors.

US Pat. No. 10,342,094

LIGHTING DEVICE WITH ACTIVE THERMAL MANAGEMENT

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

1. A lighting device comprising at least one LED operable to emit light when energized through an electrical path, comprising:a temperature sensitive component having a temperature limit;
a driver in the electrical path for controlling current delivered to the at least one LED, the driver comprising a temperature sensor for determining a temperature of the driver and not the temperature of the temperature sensitive component, the temperature of the driver being different than the temperature of the temperature sensitive component; and
a controller storing a correlated temperature limit of the driver, the controller controlling the driver to reduce the current delivered to the at least one LED when a correlated temperature limit is reached, the correlated temperature limit being related to the temperature limit whereby overheating of the temperature sensitive component is prevented.

US Pat. No. 10,342,084

OSCILLATING DRIVER CIRCUITS

1. A device comprising:first terminals to couple with a first battery arranged to supply power to the device, the first terminals including a positive terminal for coupling with a positive contact of the first battery and a negative terminal for coupling with a negative contact of the first battery;
a first winding and a second winding that are arranged to be inductively coupled;
a transistor having a base, an emitter, and a collector, wherein the base is coupled to the positive terminal through the first winding, the collector is coupled to the positive terminal through the second winding, and the emitter is coupled to the negative terminal, wherein the first winding and the second winding are coupled to the positive terminal with opposite polarity;
a light emitting diode (LED); and
second terminals to couple with a second battery to be charged by the device,
wherein the device is arranged to couple the LED and the second battery in series with each other, with the LED and second battery being coupled in parallel with the second winding, and
wherein the LED is arranged to be reverse biased with respect to the first battery and the second battery.

US Pat. No. 10,342,083

CURRENT DRIVING CONTROL FOR HIGH BRIGHTNESS LED MATRIX

Monolithic Power Systems,...

1. A LED driving system for a LED matrix having a plurality of LEDs connected in parallel, comprising:a plurality of driving modules, wherein each one of the plurality of driving modules is configured to drive a corresponding one of the plurality of LEDs; and wherein
each one of the plurality of driving modules comprises:
a local current driver having a driver input terminal configured to receive a reference current and a driver output terminal configured to provide a driving current to the corresponding one LED; and
a local current tuning module having a U-bit input terminal configured to receive a U-bit current tuning command comprising U bits, wherein U is a positive integer, and wherein the local current tuning module is configured to tune the driving current for the corresponding one LED to reach a desired driving current using the U-bit current tuning command providing a predetermined number of tuning steps, and wherein the predetermined number ranges from 0 to 2U.

US Pat. No. 10,342,076

ILLUMINATION SYSTEM AND CONTROLLER

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An illumination system, comprising:a luminaire;
a controller; and
a switch that turns ON and OFF power supply to the luminaire, wherein
the controller includes:
a light intensity controller that performs light intensity control of controlling a brightness of the luminaire; and
a power supply controller that instructs the switch to turn OFF the power supply to the luminaire on which the light intensity control is performed at a light intensity rate that is equal to or greater than 0 and at most a predetermined value, wherein:
the switch is a relay including a power supply terminal to which the luminaire is connected,
the power supply terminal is associated with a switch address,
the luminaire is associated with a light intensity control address,
the switch address and the light intensity control address are associated with each other, and
when instructed by the power supply controller to turn OFF the power supply to the luminaire on which the light intensity control is performed at the light intensity rate that is equal to or greater than 0 and at most the predetermined value, the switch turns OFF the power supply from the power supply terminal associated with the switch address that is associated with the light intensity control address associated with the luminaire.

US Pat. No. 10,342,074

DISTRIBUTED TRANSISTOR-BASED POWER SUPPLY FOR SUPPLYING HEAT TO A STRUCTURE

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A heating apparatus configured to heat a structure, the heating apparatus comprising:a housing member;
a plurality of heating elements disposed within the housing member;
a plurality of resonant frequency power sources attached to the housing member and coupled with the plurality of heating elements; and
at least one controller configured to:
determine, based on received temperature information associated with the plurality of heating elements, a plurality of resonant frequencies corresponding to the plurality of heating elements; and
dynamically control, for each of the plurality of resonant frequency power sources, a corresponding drive frequency on and off a respective resonant frequency of the plurality of resonant frequencies to thereby meet a desired temperature profile across the structure.

US Pat. No. 10,342,073

CONNECTION ARRANGEMENT FOR AN ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE CONTACT AND A METHOD FOR PRODUCING SUCH A CONNECTION ARRANGEMENT

1. Connection arrangement for an electrically conductive contact between at least one electrical conductor provided on a screen, and an electrical coupling element, wherein at least one contact point between the coupling element and the electrical conductor is provided on a coupling point for the at least one electrical conductor and wherein the electrical coupling element and the electrical conductor are connected to each other by means of an electrically conductive compound, and wherein the at least one contact point of the coupling point is at least partially surrounded by a casting compound.

US Pat. No. 10,342,072

ELECTRIC HEATER WITH CLAMPING JACKET

1. An electric heater, comprising:an axial opening for receiving an object to be heated;
an electric heating element at least partially surrounding said axial opening;
a cylindrical or frustoconical clamping jacket surrounding said electric heating element at least in a radial direction for generating an adjustable force acting radially in a direction of an axis of said axial opening, said clamping jacket comprising a multipart clamping jacket and at least one pressing segment for introducing said force acting radially in said direction of said axis of said axial opening, said clamping jacket further comprising at least one clamping segment, wherein a width of a gap between adjacent edges of one or more pressing segments is varied for adjusting said force acting radially in said direction of said axis of said axial opening by moving said clamping segment relative to said at least one pressing segment, wherein said recesses and/or guide elements and/or contact surfaces between said clamping segment and said pressing segment have a surface with surface roughness or a ribbing.

US Pat. No. 10,342,068

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING DATA IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND DEVICE USING SAME

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting data in a neighbor awareness network (NAN), the method comprising:acquiring, by a first NAN device in a first group, a first NAN association identifier (AID) of the first NAN device from a predetermined unique identifier;
transmitting, by the first NAN device, a first service discovery frame to a second NAN device, wherein the first service discovery frame includes the first NAN AID and first group information on a number of NAN devices in the first group;
receiving, by the first NAN device, a second service discovery frame from the second NAN device in a second group, wherein the second service discovery frame includes a second NAN AID of a second NAN device and second group information on a number of NAN devices in the second group;
determining, by the first NAN device, a traffic indication map (TIM) offset for a timing at which the second NAN device switches from a sleep mode to a wake-up mode based on the second NAN AID and the second group information; and
transmitting, by the first NAN device, TIM information including the second NAN AID to the second NAN device after the timing, wherein the TIM information further includes information on whether there is buffered traffic for a station (STA);
wherein when the information indicates there is buffered traffic for the STA in the TIM information, receiving, by the first NAN device, a power save (PS)-poll frame, from the second NAN device, requesting that the first NAN device transmit the buffered traffic to the second NAN device.

US Pat. No. 10,342,065

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPERATING AT CELL NOT SUPPORTING EXTENDED DRX IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method performed by a user equipment (UE) supporting an extended discontinuous reception (eDRX) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a serving cell, system information informing that the serving cell does not support the eDRX;
transmitting a tracking area update (TAU) message to a mobility management entity (MME);
receiving a downlink message for a normal DRX cycle from the MME;
monitoring a paging signal in a radio resource control (RRC) idle mode based on the normal DRX cycle at the serving cell;
deprioritizing a cell reselection priority for the serving cell which does not support the eDRX;
performing cell reselection to another cell which supports the eDRX, based on the deprioritized cell reselection priority; and
monitoring a paging signal based on a eDRX cycle, which is longer than the normal DRX cycle, at the another cell.

US Pat. No. 10,342,064

WAKE-UP-RECEIVER FRAME PERMITTING IDENTIFICATION BY NON-COMPATIBLE RECEIVER

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method comprising:transmitting a low-power wake-up signal, the wake-up signal comprising a wake-up frame including a legacy preamble decodable by legacy electronic devices (EDs) and a wake-up packet decodable by a wake-up receiver circuit in a non-legacy ED;
wherein the legacy preamble includes information detectable by at least one of the legacy EDs indicating that the wake-up frame is not a valid frame for the at least one legacy ED.

US Pat. No. 10,342,062

TECHNOLOGIES FOR A LOCAL NETWORK POWER MANAGEMENT PROTOCOL

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A computing device for network power management, the computing device comprising:a power state manager to determine whether to trigger a network power down state; and
a network power manager to (i) advertise an active-to-network-power-down transition state to a local network in response to a determination to trigger the network power down state, (ii) determine whether any peer device of the local network rejected or aborted the network power down state within a predetermined rejection time period in response to advertisement of the active-to-network-power-down transition state, (iii) advertise the network power down state to the local network in response to a determination that no peer device rejected or aborted the network power down state, (iv) determine whether any peer device of the local network rejected the network power down state within a predetermined propagation time period in response to advertisement of the network power down state, and (vi) enter the network power down state in response to a determination that no peer device rejected the network power down state.

US Pat. No. 10,342,060

INTER-ENB CARRIER AGGREGATION

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. An apparatus comprising:at least one processor; and
at least one memory including computer program code, the at least one memory and the computer program code configured, with the at least one processor, to cause the apparatus to perform at least the following:
performing, in a communication system where a primary cell is controlled by a first base station and a secondary cell is controlled by a second, different base station, flow control between the primary cell and the secondary cell for data for a radio link control layer;
communicating, according to the flow control, the data for the radio link control layer between the first and second base stations using a link between the first and second base stations;
estimating by the secondary cell a time lag between an original packet data unit request sent over the link and a corresponding response message received over the link, the response message comprising a packet data unit, and wherein the measured time lag is an estimate of round trip time; and
estimating by the secondary cell an approximate length of time that queued data for the radio link control layer will last for a certain user equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,342,057

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:a communication unit configured to perform wireless communication by using one of a first mode of performing first communication with a partner apparatus via another apparatus, a second mode of performing second communication with the partner apparatus not via another apparatus, and a third mode of concurrently performing the first communication and the second communication; and
a control unit configured to control the first communication and the second communication of the communication unit,
wherein in a case where an operation mode of the control unit is the third mode, the control unit controls the communication unit so as to activate a function for the second communication after executing processing to establish a connection for the first communication by communicating association request, and in a case where the connection has not been established even after a predetermined first time has elapsed since the start of connection processing for the first communication, the control unit controls the communication unit so as to activate the function for the second communication even in a case where the connection for the first communication has not been established, and
wherein in a case where an operation mode of the control unit is the first mode and in a case where the connection has not been established even after a predetermined second time that is longer than the predetermined first time has elapsed since the start of connection processing for the first communication, the control unit controls the communication unit so as to generate a timeout event even in a case where the connection for the first communication has not been established;
wherein in a case where the connection for the first communication has been established after the function for the second communication is activated, the control unit controls the communication unit to change a wireless channel used in the second communication so as to match a wireless channel used in the first communication.

US Pat. No. 10,342,055

REPORTING WIRELESS LOCAL-AREA NETWORK TERMINAL CONNECTIONS TO 3GPP NODES

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method, in a network node of a wide-area cellular network, the method comprising:receiving a report from a network node in a wireless local-area network (WLAN), the report indicating whether one or more wireless terminals have connected to the WLAN; and
taking action with respect to at least one of the one or more wireless terminals, in response to receiving the report, wherein said taking action comprises releasing a connection between the network node in the cellular network and the at least one of the one or more wireless terminals;
wherein the report indicates that one or more wireless terminals has unsuccessfully attempted to connect to the WLAN, and wherein the method further comprises refraining from attempts to offload the one or more mobile terminals to the network node in the WLAN.

US Pat. No. 10,342,049

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT FOR CONTROLLING SELECTION OF RANDOM ACCESS PREAMBLE SEQUENCE

Panasonic Corporation, O...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:a transmitter, which, in operation, transmits, to a terminal, an index that is associated with a sequence number a and a sequence number N-a, wherein a is an integer, and N is a sequence length; and
a receiver, which, in operation, receives, from the terminal, a random access preamble generated from a sequence with the sequence number a or a sequence with the sequence number N-a based on the index.

US Pat. No. 10,342,041

ACCESS TO A COMMUNICATIONS CHANNEL IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method for allocating access to a communications channel in a wireless communications network, the method being performed by an access point, AP, in the wireless communications network and associated with stations, STAs, and comprising the steps of:grouping the STAs of the AP into at least two groups of STAs, each group being associated with an own minimum transmission power level needed by the AP to communicate with the STAs in the associated group of said at least two groups;
allocating a first time interval for a first group of STAs associated with highest minimum transmission power to access the communications channel concurrently with a third time interval being allocated by another AP for a third group of STAs associated with lowest minimum transmission power level needed by said another AP to communicate with said third group of STAs to access the communications channel; and
allocating a second time interval, non-overlapping with said first time interval, for a second group of STAs associated with lowest minimum transmission power to access the communications channel concurrently with a fourth time interval being allocated by said another AP for a fourth group of STAs associated with highest minimum transmission power level needed by said another AP to communicate with said fourth group of STAs to access the communications channel.

US Pat. No. 10,342,040

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING ACCESS INITIATION AND RESPONSE FOR CELL ON UNLICENSED CARRIER IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving information, which includes a random access preamble identifier (RAPID) as a dedicated preamble and an index of a second cell, at a first cell from a network;
transmitting a random access preamble at the first cell to the network, when it is determined that the random access preamble does not use the RAPID as the dedicated preamble; and
receiving a random access response at the second cell from the network,
wherein the first cell is a first serving cell on a licensed carrier, and
wherein the second cell is a second serving cell on an unlicensed carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,342,037

RADIO RECEIVER AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING AN UPLINK TRANSPORT BLOCK

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A radio receiver, comprising:a receiving stage configured to receive one of an enhanced physical downlink control channel (EPDCCH) and a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH), the one of the EPDCCH and PDCCH comprising an uplink grant;
a decoding stage comprising a physical layer (PHY) device, the PHY device configured to decode the one of the EPDCCH and PDCCH and to derive a time budget from a decoded uplink grant, the decoding stage is configured to derive a reduced time budget for processing the uplink transport block from the time budget, the reduced time budget being smaller when the one of the EPDCCH and PDCCH is the EPDCCH compared with when the one of the EPDCCH and PDCCH is the PDCCH;
a processing stage comprising a media access control layer (MAC) device, the MAC device configured to determine an amount of payload potentially generated for an uplink transport block based on the time budget, the PHY device configured to indicate the reduced time budget to the MAC device, the MAC device configured to process the uplink transport block based on the reduced time budget, and the processing stage to generate a payload section of the uplink transport block based on the determined amount of payload; and
an encoding stage configured to generate a padding section of the uplink transport block and to encode the uplink transport block comprising the payload section and the padding section.

US Pat. No. 10,342,036

SECONDARY SCHEDULING REQUEST

NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWO...

1. A method performed by a user equipment, comprising:composing a message comprising a request of radio resources for uplink transmission from the user equipment to a base station, wherein the request comprises a scheduling request;
determining whether the user equipment is in a carrier aggregation mode in which two or more carriers are aggregated forming one primary cell and at least one secondary cell, the primary cell and at least one secondary cell supporting physical uplink control channel;
assigning the message to a physical uplink control channel, wherein assigning is permitted to the physical uplink control channel of the primary cell and a physical uplink control channel of any of the at least one secondary cell; and
transmitting the message using the assigned physical uplink control channel based on a number of scheduling request transmissions, when counting the number of transmitted scheduling requests, both the used physical uplink control channel of the primary cell and the used physical uplink control channel of any secondary cell are counted.

US Pat. No. 10,342,035

METHOD FOR REPORTING A BUFFER STATUS AND DEVICE THEREFOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for a User Equipment (UE) transmitting a Medium Access Control Protocol Data Unit (MAC PDU) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:generating a first buffer status reporting (BSR) MAC Control Element (CE) for a first BSR including an amount of first data available for transmission to a first BS, when the first BSR is triggered by a first MAC entity;
generating a second BSR MAC CE for a second BSR including an amount of second data available for transmission to a second BS, when the second BSR is triggered by a second MAC entity;
generating the MAC PDU including a subheader of the MAC PDU, the first BSR MAC CE and the second BSR MAC CE; and
transmitting the MAC PDU via the second MAC entity to the first BS,
wherein the first MAC entity and the second MAC entity are configured to the UE, and
wherein the subheader of the MAC PDU includes a first indicator indicating the first BS associated with the first BSR and a second indicator indicating the second BS associated with the second BSR.

US Pat. No. 10,342,034

METHOD FOR REPORTING CELL STATUS INFORMATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND AN APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for reporting cell activation status information for one or more cells to a network at a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from the network, a message for reporting the cell activation status information,
wherein the message includes:
first information on a condition for reporting the cell activation status information, and
second information on a reporting type for reporting the cell activation status information, and
wherein the reporting type is one of a conditional reporting or an immediate reporting;
reporting the cell activation status information to the network based on the message,
wherein, if the reporting type is the conditional reporting, the cell activation status information is reported when the condition is met,
wherein, if the reporting type is the immediate reporting, the cell activation status information is reported immediately,
wherein the cell activation status information informs of whether each of the one or more cells is activated or deactivated, and
wherein the one or more cells are configured into a timing advance group (TAG); and
after the cell activation status information is reported to the network, reporting a bitmap information for time alignment timer (TAT) status of the TAG,
wherein, if the TAT of the TAG is running, a field of the bitmap information is set to 1, and
wherein, if the TAT of the TAG is not running, the field of the bitmap information is set to 0.

US Pat. No. 10,342,033

MAC MULTIPLEXING AND TFC SELECTION PROCEDURE FOR ENHANCED UPLINK

InterDigital Technology C...

1. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) comprising:at least one circuit configured to receive at least one serving grant and at least one non-scheduled grant, wherein the at least one serving grant is a grant for scheduled data transmission and the at least one non-scheduled grant is a grant for non-scheduled data transmission;
the at least one circuit configured to determine supported enhanced dedicated channel transport format combinations (E-TFCs) within a E-TFC set (E-TFCS) based on a remaining transmit power for enhanced uplink (EU) transmission; and
the at least one circuit configured to limit medium access control for dedicated channel (MAC-d) flow data multiplexed into a medium access control for enhanced uplink (MAC-e) protocol data unit (PDU) to a largest E-TFC size that is smaller than a size of MAC-d flow data allowed by the received serving and non-scheduled grants and available for transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,342,028

ZIGBEE, THREAD AND BLE CO-EXISTENCE WITH 2.4 GHZ WIFI

Silicon Laboratories Inc....

1. A system comprising:a WIFI controller, comprising an aggregate request signal used as an input to request exclusive access to a shared medium and a grant signal used as an output indicating that the exclusive access to the shared medium has been granted;
a lower-power network controller, comprising a processing unit and an associated memory element, wherein the lower-power network controller is configured to assert a request signal if an incoming lower-power network packet is destined for this controller or if an outgoing lower-power network packet is to be transmitted; and
an early packet detection block to detect a lower-power network signal on the shared medium and assert a request signal for a predetermined duration in response to the detection, wherein the early packet detection block monitors phase, frequency and/or amplitude of signals on the shared medium to detect a lower-power network signal.

US Pat. No. 10,342,027

SCHEDULING ALGORITHM FOR LINEAR NETWORKS

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A link scheduling controller device comprising:a controller that assigns different duration slots to a plurality of sensor nodes within a linear wireless sensor network; and
a transmitter that communicates a schedule of the assigned duration slots to the respective sensor nodes within the linear wireless sensor network,
wherein the controller calculates the different duration slots to minimize an average power consumption of the plurality of sensor nodes, based on a search matrix X, and subject to an upper bound on a total length of the schedule.

US Pat. No. 10,342,026

RATE MATCHING FOR A MACHINE TYPE COMMUNICATION CHANNEL IN TIME DIVISION DUPLEX

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. An apparatus for transmitting data in a wireless communication system employing time division duplex, the apparatus comprising:a memory, which, in operation, stores a data block, the memory being operated as a circular buffer;
a transmitter, which, in operation, transmits the data block in a plurality of subframes including special subframes, a special subframe containing an uplink portion and a downlink portion separated from each other by a switching portion; and
circuitry, which, in operation, maps the stored data block onto the plurality of subframes using the circular buffer, wherein mapping of bits onto a first special subframe starts from a first position in the circular buffer, mapping of bits onto a second special subframe subsequent to the first special subframe starts from a second position in the circular buffer, and the second position is determined based on the first position.

US Pat. No. 10,342,023

METHOD FOR INTERFERENCE CANCELLATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for interference cancellation for supporting a terminal having interference cancellation capability in a wireless communication system, the method performed by a serving cell and comprising:configuring, by the serving cell, information on a neighbor cell for interference cancellation; and
transmitting, by the serving cell, the information on the neighbor cell to the terminal,
wherein the information on the neighbor cell is used for the terminal to perform cancellation of interference signal transmitted from the neighbor cell, and
wherein the information on the neighbor cell indicates that a cyclic prefix (CP) length of the neighbor cell is the same as a CP length of the serving cell, and that the neighbor cell is subframe-synchronized to the serving cell.

US Pat. No. 10,342,022

IMPROVING COMMUNICATION EFFICIENCY

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. A method comprising:generating, by a network element, at least one transmission gap within data transmission performed by the network element, wherein the at least one transmission gap is generated as a part of a listen-before-talk procedure for communication on an unlicensed band;
transmitting a control message to at least one terminal device, wherein the control message comprises a first request to perform, by the at least one terminal device, a first interference measurement during the at least one transmission gap, wherein the control message further comprises a second request to perform, by the at least one terminal device, a second interference measurement during the said data transmission;
receiving, from the at least one terminal device, an interference report associated with the listen-before-talk procedure comprising information that is at least partly based on the first and the second interference measurements; and
based on the received interference report indicating that the unlicensed band is not occupied, providing communication resources for the communication.

US Pat. No. 10,342,021

MINIMIZING INTERFERENCE IN WIRELESS NETWORKS

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method for minimizing interference in a wireless network, the method comprising:determining that a first angle of a first formed beam directed towards a first wireless device meets a first threshold angle relative to a fixed location, wherein an interference is caused to a second wireless device at the fixed location by a lobe of the first formed beam upon the first angle meeting the first threshold angle;
switching an operating mode of the second wireless device from a default mode to an aggregated mode;
determining that the first angle meets a second threshold angle at which the interference is no longer caused to the second wireless device; and
upon the first angle meeting the second threshold angle, switching the operating mode of the second wireless device back to the default mode,
wherein in the aggregated mode, additional resources are scheduled for the second wireless device based in part on the interference.

US Pat. No. 10,342,020

RESPONDING TO PAGING REQUESTS WHILE WAITING TO REQUEST A CONNECTION TO A WIRELESS NETWORK

Alcatel Lucent, Nozay (F...

1. A user equipment, including a processor, configured to communicate with other devices across a wireless communication network comprising a plurality of radio coverage cells, said processor being configured to respond to receipt of a message from said network, said message comprising a wait time, to not transmit a connection request until after expiry of said wait time;wherein said processor is configured to, during said wait time, receive paging requests from said network; and is configured to respond to at least some of said paging requests, said processor being configured to select said at least some of said paging requests to respond to in dependence upon paging information received from said network; and
wherein said paging information comprises an indication of types of paging requests that must be responded to, said processor being configured to, during said wait time, respond to said types of paging requests that must be responded to.

US Pat. No. 10,342,014

METHOD OF SATELLITE COMMUNICATION WITH FLEXIBLE CAPACITY DISTRIBUTION BASED ON BEAM HOPPING AND ON A FRACTIONAL REUSE SCHEME

THALES, Courbevoie (FR)

1. A method for dynamically allocating resources in a satellite network comprising at least one satellite configured to form a plurality of satellite beams and terminals, the method comprising steps executed by a network supervisor:a first step of clustering the beams into groups of beams on the basis of an item of information regarding overall loading of each of the beams,
a second step of allocating frequency resources to each of the groups of beams,
a third step of determining, within the beams of one and the same group and beams of different groups sharing common frequency resources, geographical zones in which these frequency resources can be used simultaneously,
a fourth step, carried out for each of the groups of beams on the basis of the overall loading of the beams and the geographical zones determined, of determining a hop frame, the said hop frame comprising first timeslots, in which the frequency resources are allocated to the whole set of terminals of one of the beams of the group of beams, and second timeslots, in which the frequency resources are allotted to a subset of terminals of at least one beam of the group of beams,
and steps executed by at least one controller which is associated with at least one of the satellite beams:
a fifth step, carried out for each of the beams, of identifying the said subset of terminals and of allocating to the terminals frequency resources associated with instants of sending in the timeslots of the hop frame,
a sixth step of uploading to the supervisor information relating to the overall loading of each of the beams associated therewith.

US Pat. No. 10,342,012

SELF-CONTAINED TIME DIVISION DUPLEX (TDD) SUBFRAME STRUCTURE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication in a synchronous network for a scheduling entity to communicate with a set of subordinate entities utilizing a time division duplex (TDD) carrier, wherein the TDD carrier comprises a plurality of subframes, the method comprising:providing a subframe structure for each of the plurality of subframes, the subframe structure comprising a control portion, a data portion, and an acknowledgement portion;
generating a subframe of the plurality of subframes by:
including scheduling information in the control portion of the subframe;
including data information corresponding to the scheduling information in the data portion of the subframe, wherein the data information is associated with the set of subordinate entities and includes all data packets scheduled in the control portion; and
including acknowledgement information corresponding to the data information in the acknowledgement portion of the subframe, wherein all of the data packets in the data portion are acknowledged in the acknowledgement portion and wherein the control portion, the data portion, and the acknowledgement portion are contained in the same subframe; and
transmitting the subframe between the scheduling entity and the set of subordinate entities.

US Pat. No. 10,342,008

TERMINAL, BASE STATION, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A user equipment (UE) apparatus that is configured to communicate with a base station apparatus using a serving cell, the UE apparatus comprising:reception circuitry that receives a higher layer signalling; and
control channel processing circuitry that monitors a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) on the serving cell; wherein
the higher layer signaling includes at least an information element;
the information element specifies a PDCCH configuration for the serving cell;
the PDCCH configuration includes a frequency domain resource information indicating frequency domain resources for the PDCCH and a monitoring periodicity information indicating subframes for PDCCH monitoring configured as periodicity.

US Pat. No. 10,342,006

ALMOST BLANK SUBFRAME IN CARRIER AGGREGATION

Comcast Cable Communicati...

1. A base station comprising:one or more processors; and
memory storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the base station to:
transmit a first message comprising a subframe allocation bitmap indicating a plurality of Almost Blank Subframes, wherein the plurality of Almost Blank Subframes consists of second, fourth, seventh, and ninth subframes of each radio frame in a plurality of radio frames;
transmit, to a wireless device, a second message comprising:
a first measurement subframe allocation bitmap indicating a first plurality of measurement subframes of a primary carrier, wherein the first plurality of measurement subframes excludes the plurality of Almost Blank Subframes; and
a second measurement subframe allocation bitmap indicating a second plurality of measurement subframes of the primary carrier, wherein the second plurality of measurement subframes excludes the first plurality of measurement subframes; and
transmit a first Almost Blank Subframe, wherein the first Almost Blank Subframe is transmitted at a power level that is lower than during a non-Almost Blank Subframe.

US Pat. No. 10,342,002

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING WIRELESS SIGNAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of performing communication by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving first layer 1 (L1) information related to M (M?N) number of unlicensed band cells (UCells) to which a downlink resource is temporarily set among N number of UCells from an eNB;
receiving second L1 information related to a maximum number of K of UCells that the UE is able to aggregate;
aggregating all of the M number of UCells, when K is no less than M;
aggregating K number of UCells selected by the UE from the N number of UCells based on a predetermined rule, without an indication from the eNB related to the selected K number of UCells, when K is less than M; and
performing communication with the eNB using the aggregated UCells.

US Pat. No. 10,341,999

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR MULTIPLEXING TRANSMISSION CONTROL INFORMATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of transmitting a wireless frame over a wireless network, comprising:generating a first transmission control information for a first device in a HE-SIGB field of a preamble of the wireless frame, the first transmission control information indicating a first data transmission frequency range for transmitting data following the first transmission control information to the first device;
generating a second transmission control information for a second device in the HE-SIGB field, the second transmission control information indicating a second data transmission frequency range;
transmitting the wireless frame, wherein the transmission comprises:
transmitting at least a portion of the first transmission control information over a first frequency range while simultaneously transmitting at least a portion of the second transmission control information over a second frequency range that does not overlap with the first frequency range,
transmitting first data to the first device over the first data transmission frequency range according to the first transmission control information, the first data transmission frequency range being different than the first frequency range, and
transmitting second data to the second device over the second data transmission frequency range according to the second transmission control information.

US Pat. No. 10,341,998

USER EQUIPMENTS, BASE STATIONS AND METHODS

Sharp Laboratories of Ame...

1. A user equipment (UE) comprising:a higher layer processor configured to acquire a first dedicated radio resource control (RRC) configuration and a second dedicated RRC configuration, the first dedicated RRC configuration specifying a configuration of a first physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) which indicates a slot format, the second dedicated RRC configuration specifying a configuration of repetition of a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH);
PDCCH receiving circuitry configured to monitor the first PDCCH; and
PUSCH transmitting circuitry configured to transmit the PUSCH with the repetition; wherein
in a case that the first PDCCH indicates that a symbol for the PUSCH in a slot is other than either downlink or uplink, the PUSCH is not transmitted in the slot and the PUSCH in the slot is counted as one of the repetition.

US Pat. No. 10,341,997

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING UPLINK CONTROL INFORMATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method performed by a base station (BS) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting, by the BS to a user equipment (UE), downlink (DL) data; and
receiving, by the BS from the UE, hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) information bits for a plurality of serving cells based on a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) format 3 as a response to the DL data,
wherein a repetition coding is applied to the HARQ information bits for the plurality of serving cells when a number of the HARQ information bits is less than a specific value M.

US Pat. No. 10,341,994

AUTONOMOUS WIRELESS TRANSMISSIONS

Nokia of America Corporat...

1. A wireless device configured to communicate via a wireless uplink channel, the wireless device comprising:a processor and a memory communicatively connected to the processor, the processor configured to:
receive, from a wireless access node, autonomous transmission description information comprising a mapping between a preamble and a hopping sequence of payload transmission zones identifying a first resource chunk in a first payload transmission zone of the wireless uplink channel and a second resource chunk in a second payload transmission zone of the wireless uplink channel;
transmit the preamble toward the wireless access node in a preamble transmission zone of the wireless uplink channel;
transmit a payload toward the wireless access node over the first resource chunk in the first payload transmission zone of the wireless uplink channel without establishing a connection with the wireless access node; and
based on a condition detected by the wireless device, retransmit the payload or a redundancy version of the payload over the second resource chunk in the second payload transmission zone of the wireless uplink channel without retransmitting the preamble.

US Pat. No. 10,341,985

AREA CALIBRATION AND BEAMFORMING REFINEMENT

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication for a wireless device, comprising:maintaining first information associated with a correlation between each of (1) a plurality of wireless device positions and wireless device orientations, and (2) a plurality of nodes, at least one subarray, and a corresponding beamforming direction;
transmitting the first information associated with the correlation to the plurality of nodes; and
determining, based on the first information, a first node of the plurality of nodes, a first subarray of the at least one subarray, and a first beamforming direction associated with a first position and a first orientation of the wireless device.

US Pat. No. 10,341,984

ANALYTIC SYSTEM AND ANALYTIC METHOD

Adinte, INC., Kyoto (JP)...

1. An analytic system comprising one or more unmanned aerial vehicles equipped with a radio unit capable of performing short-distance radio communication to a user terminal, and a server capable of performing radio communication to the unmanned aerial vehicle, the analytic system comprising:a flight control process part being a program part of the server and making the unmanned aerial vehicle fly along a flight path in a predetermined area;
a radio wave acquisition process part being a program part of the server and acquiring radio wave information including a radio wave intensity when the radio unit of the unmanned aerial vehicle detects a short-distance radio wave of the user terminal during the flight of the unmanned aerial vehicle;
a flight position acquisition process part being a program part of the server and acquiring GPS position information of the unmanned aerial vehicle when the radio unit detected the short-distance radio wave, as a flight position of the unmanned aerial vehicle based on a GPS unit of the unmanned aerial vehicle;
a terminal position calculation process part being a program part of the server and calculating a presence position of the user terminal in the area based on a radio wave intensity of the acquired radio wave information, and the acquired flight position of the unmanned aerial vehicle; and
a user attribute analysis process part being a program part of the server, arranging the calculated presence position of the user terminal in map information corresponding to the area, and analyzing user attribute information of the user terminal based on place attribute information indicating a characteristic of the place where the presence position is arranged, and
wherein the terminal position calculation process part has an intensity distance table associating radio wave intensity, lower reception distance to mean a radius of a bottom plane in a cone-shaped radio wave reception zone among a spherical radio wave reception zone of which a radius is a reception distance corresponding to the radio wave intensity on the center of the radio unit of a sky height corresponding to a flight altitude of the unmanned aerial vehicle beforehand, acquires a lower reception distance corresponding to the radio wave intensity of the acquired radio wave information from the intensity distance table, and, calculates a circle region which of a radius is the acquired lower reception distance on the center of the flight position as a presence position of the user terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,341,980

METHOD FOR RECEIVING REFERENCE SIGNAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND DEVICE FOR SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of receiving a reference signal for positioning by a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving neighboring cell-related information including information on a plurality of cells corresponding to multiple sets of co-located component carriers (CCs), each of the multiple sets of co-located CCs being aggregated to transmit an aggregated positioning reference signal (PRS) within a bandwidth being proportional to a number of the aggregated CCs;
receiving aggregated PRSs from the multiple sets of co-located CCs, using the information on the plurality of cells; and
measuring a reference signal time difference (RSTD) for the multiple sets using the received aggregated PRSs,
wherein each sequence of the aggregated PRSs is initialized by a unique identifier assigned to a respective one of the multiple sets, and
wherein the multiple sets have a RSTD measurement priority of a CC having a highest RSTD measurement priority among the co-located CCs in a respective set of co-located CC, and each of the co-located CCs in the respective set have a RSTD measurement priority being determined according to reference signal received quality (RSRQ) of the PRS received from the each of the co-located CCs.

US Pat. No. 10,341,946

FREQUENCY SCAN IN NR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication at a user equipment, comprising:performing a primary synchronization signal (PSS) search on a first frequency raster from a group of frequency rasters;
detecting a PSS on the first frequency raster corresponding to a PSS hypothesis;
searching for a secondary synchronization signal (SSS) on the first frequency raster, based at least in part on the PSS hypothesis of the detected PSS; and
searching for a synchronization signal on a second frequency raster when no SSS is detected on the first frequency raster corresponding to the detected PSS, wherein the UE searches for the synchronization signal based at least in part on the PSS hypothesis of the detected PSS on the first frequency raster, a cyclic shift between synchronization signal candidates, and a frequency separation between the first frequency raster and the second frequency raster.

US Pat. No. 10,341,944

ACCESS POINT, WIRELESS TERMINAL, STORAGE MEDIUM, AND METHOD UTILIZING POINTER SIGNAL TO COMMUNICATE IN AVAILABLE CHANNEL

KDDI CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An access point communicating with at least one wireless terminal through a Wireless Local Area Network [WLAN], the access point comprising:an access-point WLAN communicator configured for using a predetermined available channel of a first frequency band to communicate with the at least one wireless terminal;
a time difference calculator configured to calculate time difference information of the access point, the time difference information including a time difference between a current time and a time when a next beacon is transmitted from the access point in the available channel;
a pointer signal generator configured to generate a pointer signal including available-channel information for the available channel of the first frequency band, a network identifier in the first frequency band, and the time difference information of the access point; and
an access-point pointer signal communicator configured to send the pointer signal to the at least one wireless terminal that is still not associated with the access point,
the access point notifying the at least one wireless terminal of the time difference information of the access point to cause the at least one wireless terminal to await sensing of the beacon or a probe response transmitted in the available channel around a timing when the time difference elapses after receiving the pointer signal including the time difference information of the access point.

US Pat. No. 10,341,936

METHOD FOR TRANSFER OF INFORMATION IN A WIRELESS CELLULAR NETWORK

GEMALTO M2M GMBH, Munich...

1. Method for transmitting system information from a base station to a user equipment,the user equipment being a limited-bandwidth device, camping on the base station, wherein the system information is divided in a plurality of system information blocks, which are at least once transmitted during one broadcast channel modification period, wherein the minimum broadcast channel modification period for limited-bandwidth devices lasts at least 10.24 seconds, and
wherein the system information further has associated a validity period, wherein the validity period for system information relating to limited-bandwidth devices is longer than for system information relating to non-limited-bandwidth devices.

US Pat. No. 10,341,932

METHODS, APPARATUS AND SYSTEMS FOR DETERMINING WHETHER TO INCLUDE AN ACCESS TRANSFER GATEWAY IN A CALL FLOW

Ribbon Communications Ope...

11. A method comprising:receiving, at a first processing node, a call setup message from a first user device to a second user device, said first processing node being a Session Border Controller;
making a first determination based at least in part on a geographical location indicator corresponding to the first user device whether to introduce into a call path between the first user device and the second user device an Access Transfer Gateway (ATGW);
controlling, by the first processing node, the introduction of the ATGW into the call path based upon the first determination, said first user device being a mobile device operating in a 4G network, said first determination being made by a fallback determination device, and said call setup message being a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) INVITE message including a 4G network cell id corresponding to a 4G network cell in which the first user device is currently located;
transmitting, from said Session Border Controller to said fallback determination device, a query message including the 4G network cell id corresponding to the 4G network cell in which the first user device is currently located;
receiving, by said Session Border Controller, a response message in response to said query message from said fallback determination device indicating the likelihood that said first user device will be required to switch from operating in said 4G network to operating in a 3G network during the duration of a call to be setup in response to said call setup message;
making a determination, by said Session Border Controller, of whether media for said call is to be anchored in the Access Transfer Gateway (ATGW) using information contained in said response message; and
when an Internet Protocol address corresponding to the first user device changes from a first Internet Protocol address to a second Internet Protocol address during said call established in response to the call setup message transmitting the second Internet Protocol address only to the ATGW and not to the second user device.

US Pat. No. 10,341,915

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT AND HANDOFFS

Time Warner Cable Enterpr...

1. A method comprising:via computer processing hardware in a communication device operated in a wireless network, performing operations of:
receiving a first unique identifier assigned to a first wireless access point in the wireless network, the first unique identifier indicating an identity of the first wireless access point;
establishing a first wireless communication link to receive first communications transmitted from the first wireless access point;
receiving a notification indicating an identity change from the first unique identifier to a second unique identifier, the second unique identifier indicating an identity assigned to a second wireless access point in the wireless network;
utilizing the second unique identifier to receive second communications from the first wireless access point over the first wireless communication link; and
wherein the second communications from the first wireless access point include the second unique identifier, the first wireless access point including the second unique identifier in the second communications to spoof the communication device that the second communications are received from the second wireless access point assigned the second unique identifier.

US Pat. No. 10,341,904

COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR SWITCHING A CALL BETWEEN RADIO ACCESS TECHNOLOGIES

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A user equipment device (UE) comprising:a first communication circuit configured for communication using a first radio access technology;
a second communication circuit configured for communication using a second radio access technology;
wherein the first communication circuit is configured to communicate speech data of a call using the first radio access technology;
a first buffer configured to manage jitter of the first radio access technology;
a second buffer configured to manage jitter of the second radio access technology; and
a controller configured to
control the second communication circuit to generate transport protocol packets comprising speech data of the call for uplink transmission of the speech data using the second radio access technology;
initiate a handover of the call from the first radio access technology to the second radio access technology after the second communication circuit begins generating the transport protocol packets for uplink transmission; and
to transfer unplayed transport protocol packets from the first buffer to the second buffer with a protocol packet timestamp for a next protocol packet, and to reorder the transferred unplayed protocol packets for inclusion with protocol packets received on the second communication circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,341,897

ADAPTIVE PHYSICAL LAYER INTERFACE CONTROL FOR A WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK

CSC Holdings, LLC, Bethp...

1. A wireless access point (WAP) within a wireless network, the WAP comprising:a physical layer (PHY) device configured to communicate wireless network information in accordance with a first PHY operational parameter selected from among a first group of PHY operational parameters of a plurality of PHY operational parameters; and
a processor configured to:
determine a first level of congestion the wireless network is experiencing,
structure the plurality of PHY operational parameters into the first group of PHY operational parameters and a second group of PHY operational parameters when the wireless network is experiencing the first level of congestion, the first group of PHY operational parameters not being restricted from being used by the PHY device and the second group of PHY operational parameters being restricted from being used by the PHY device,
restructure the first group of PHY operational parameters to include a second PHY operational parameter from among the second group of PHY operational parameters of the plurality of PHY operational parameters when the wireless network is experiencing a second level of congestion greater than the first level of congestion, and
restructure the second group of PHY operational parameters to include the first PHY operational parameter when the wireless network is experiencing a third level of congestion less than the first level of congestion,
wherein the PHY device is further configured to communicate a subsequent communication of the wireless network information in accordance with a third PHY operational parameter selected from among the first group of PHY operational parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,341,861

NETWORK SIGNALLING MESSAGE VERIFICATION

VODAFONE IP LICENSING LIM...

1. A network entity for a Public Land Mobile Network, PLMN, comprising:a request input, arranged to receive a network signaling message, the network signaling message comprising a routeing part and an instruction part that are on different layers of a protocol stack, each of the routeing part and the instruction part including a respective message address therewithin, the instruction part of the network signaling message using a Transaction Capabilities Application Part, TCAP, protocol;
verification logic, configured to authenticate the received network signaling message based on the message address included within the routeing part and the message address included within the instruction part to determine whether the network signaling message is an imitation; and
a message processor, configured to process the received network signaling message based on the authentication of the verification logic, and
wherein the verification is configured to perform at least one of:
authenticating the received network signaling message by comparing the message address included within the routeing part with the message address included within the instruction part, and
determining, where the network signaling message identifies a mobile subscriber to which the network signaling message relates, at least one database message address associated with the mobile subscriber identified by the network signaling message and authenticating the received network signaling message by comparing the message address of the routeing part and the message address of the instruction part with the at least one database message address.

US Pat. No. 10,341,754

MICROPHONE BOOM STRUCTURE

Qingdao Goertek Technolog...

1. A microphone boom structure, comprising a first end boom segment, a second end boom segment, and a plurality of intermediate boom segments sequentially disposed between the first end boom segment and the second end boom segment;an end of the first end boom segment is hinged with an end of the adjacent intermediate boom segment, an end of the second end boom segment is hinged with an end of the adjacent intermediate boom segment, and the ends of two adjacent intermediate boom segments are hinged;
an adjusting structure is further provided between the end of the first end boom segment and the end of the adjacent intermediate boom segment, the end of the second end boom segment and the end of the adjacent intermediate boom segment, and the ends of two adjacent intermediate boom segments, respectively; and
the adjusting structure comprises an axial hole provided in a boom segment, an adjusting bar inserted into the axial hole, and an elastic compression member disposed between the axial hole and the adjusting bar.

US Pat. No. 10,341,726

VIDEO SENDER AND VIDEO RECEIVER

Toshiba Visual Solutions ...

1. An electronic apparatus comprising:a storage configured to store information including categories of video data in association with which one of a color signal and a frame rate takes precedence over the other;
a receiver configured to receive content information including a category of the video data output by another apparatus;
a controller configured to select one of the color signal and the frame rate of the video data to be received, having a higher priority than the other on the basis of the received content information and the stored information in the storage; and
a transmitter configured to transmit specific information regarding the one of the color signal and the frame rate selected by the controller to the other apparatus via a digital interface compliant with an HDMI standard, the digital interface comprising a channel 0, a channel 1, and a channel 2 of the HDMI standard, the specific information differing from extended display identification data (EDID) of the HDMI standard, wherein
the receiver is configured to receive the video data with 4:2:0 format from the other apparatus via the digital interface when the frame rate has a higher priority than the color signal, the video data with the 4:2:0 format comprising four Y components and two C components for four pixels, by receiving the two C components via only the channel 0 at a same clock period and receiving the four Y components via only both the channel 1 and the channel 2 at the same clock period.

US Pat. No. 10,341,722

DISTRIBUTED INDOOR SMART ANTENNA SYSTEM FOR OVER-THE-AIR TELEVISION RECEPTION

DISH Technologies L.L.C.,...

1. A system for receiving over-the-air broadcast signals, the system comprising:a plurality of distributed antenna nodes, each of the plurality of distributed antenna nodes being spaced apart from each other to achieve spatial diversity, each of the plurality of distributed antenna nodes including:
a single antenna that receives the over-the-air broadcast signals;
a single demodulator in communication with the single antenna, wherein the single demodulator decodes the over-the-air broadcast signals, the single antenna having a one to one connection with the single demodulator in which the single demodulator only receives signals from the single antenna; and
a single Wi-Fi converter that transcodes the decoded broadcast signals into a Wi-Fi signal format, the single demodulator having a one to one connection with the single Wi-Fi converter in which the single Wi-Fi converter only receives signals from the single demodulator;
each of the plurality of distributed antenna nodes transcoding the decoded broadcast signals into a Wi-Fi signal format using the single Wi-Fi converter in each of the plurality of active distributed antenna nodes, and each of the plurality of distributed antenna nodes sending the transcoded broadcast signals to a single reception gateway; and
the single reception gateway including a Wi-Fi receiver that receives the transcoded broadcast signals from each of the plurality of distributed antenna nodes, and a diversity receiver that determines a signal set from the plurality of distributed antenna nodes to retransmit to a display device, wherein the single reception gateway receives multiple transcoded broadcast signals in the Wi-Fi signal format, each from a single antenna node, and transmits the single determined signal set to the display device.

US Pat. No. 10,341,720

FAST-START STREAMING AND BUFFERING OF STREAMING CONTENT FOR PERSONAL MEDIA PLAYER

SLING MEDIA LLC, Foster ...

1. An automated process executable by a media player device to play a media stream received via a network, the process comprising:receiving the media stream by the media player device from a remotely-located program source in communication with the media player via the network;
storing the received media stream in a buffer of the media player device;
subsequently retrieving the received the media stream from the buffer for playback of the received media stream by the media player device;
while the media stream is being provided for playback, the media player device receiving a user command to change the content of the media stream; and
responsive to the media player device receiving the user command, the media player device flushing the buffer prior to receiving the changed content in the media stream from the remotely-located program source via the network.

US Pat. No. 10,341,701

CLUSTERING AND ADJUDICATION TO DETERMINE A RECOMMENDATION OF MULTIMEDIA CONTENT

Edge2020 LLC, Herndon, V...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a system controller to retrieve data from at least one database, the data including information associated with at least one of subscribers, multimedia content, and subscriber interaction with customer premises equipment, and transmit, to a customer premises equipment of a subscriber, a recommendation of multimedia content; and
a system processor to formulate an input dataset from the retrieved data, perform nonlinear manifold clustering on the input dataset to formulate a multi-dimensional subscriber cluster and a multi-dimensional multimedia content cluster having similarities between elements therein, determine a nonlinear manifold metric distance between multi-dimensional vector elements of the formulated multi-dimensional subscriber cluster and the multi-dimensional multimedia content cluster, and determine the recommendation of multimedia content based on the nonlinear manifold metric distance between multi-dimensional vector elements of the formulated multi-dimensional subscriber cluster and the multi-dimensional multimedia content cluster crossing a threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,341,649

MEASUREMENT OF IR EMISSIONS AND ADJUSTMENT OF OUTPUT SIGNAL

DISH Technologies L.L.C.,...

1. A television receiver to mitigate IR interference from a display device, the television receiver comprising:one or more processors;
a non-transitory memory communicatively coupled with and readable by the one or more processors and having stored therein processor-readable instructions which, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to:
initiate a calibration mode;
cause a series of images of video content to be displayed on a display device, the series of images to induce infrared (IR) emissions from the display device;
process a measurement of IR emissions during display of the series of images;
determine IR emission characteristics of the measurement of IR emissions;
determine an IR configuration based at least in part based on the IR emission characteristics, the IR configuration comprising settings for IR signaling to mitigate interference from the IR emissions; and
initiate the IR configuration to account for incoming programming content to be displayed on the display device with images and/or video characteristics corresponding to the series of images that were determined to cause the IR emission characteristics that cause interference with received IR command signals.

US Pat. No. 10,341,637

FULL FRAME UNIFORMITY ACROSS PANELS

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A method of providing display uniformity in a display apparatus, the method comprising:retrieving first calibration data representing display characteristics of a display panel of the display apparatus, the first calibration data representing luminance responses or color responses of both left and right panel regions of the display panel when corresponding pixels of both the left and right panel regions are supplied same input image data;
retrieving second calibration data representing characteristics of optical components of the display apparatus, the second calibration data representing optical responses of the optical components as a function of 2 dimensional (2D) spatial positions spanning the left and right fields of view responsive to uniform optical inputs provided to the optical components across the left and right fields of view;
receiving stereoscopic image data comprising left image data to be supplied to the left panel region and right image data to be supplied to the right panel region; and
modifying the received stereoscopic image data in accordance with the first calibration data to display a stereoscopic image with a substantially same luminance response or substantially same color response in both the left panel region and right panel region when the first calibration data indicates discrepancy between the luminance response or color responses between corresponding pixels of the left and right panel regions; and
further adjusting the modified stereoscopic image data in accordance with the second calibration data to display a stereoscopic image with a substantially uniform optical response across both the left and right fields of view when the second calibration data indicates non-uniformity in the optical responses of the optical components as a function of 2D spatial positions across the left and right fields of view.

US Pat. No. 10,341,551

METHOD, AN APPARATUS AND A COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR FOCUSING

GRUNDIUM OY, Tampere (FI...

1. A method for focusing, comprising:receiving a first image stack of a first field of view, the first image stack comprising images captured with different focus from the first field of view;
determining, from the first image stack, a first spatial distribution of focus depths in which different areas in the first field of view are in focus;
determining a first local sample thickness and a first sample tilt in the first field of view based on the first spatial distribution of focus depths;
receiving a third image stack of a third field of view, the third image stack comprising images captured with different focus from the third field of view and wherein the first field of view and the third field of view are adjacent fields of view for a second field of view;
determining, from the third image stack, a third spatial distribution of focus depths in which different areas in the third field of view are in focus;
determining a third local sample thickness and a third sample tilt based on the third spatial distribution of focus depths; and
estimating, based on the first local sample thickness, the first sample tilt, the third local sample thickness and the third sample tilt, a focus setting for capturing a second image stack from the second field of view.

US Pat. No. 10,341,384

NETWORK FUNCTION VIRTUALIZATION SECURITY AND TRUST SYSTEM

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A system comprising:an authentication server to authenticate an identity of a first network device and a second network device, the first network device executed to provide a first service for a third network device, and the second network device executed to provide a second service for the third network device, wherein the first service and the second service are provided over a network to the third network device,
wherein the authentication server is configured to:
initiate authentication of the identity of the first network device, the second network device, and the third network device, to create a chain of trusted devices in response to the third network device being initiated to operate using the first service and the second service before an integrity of the chain of trusted devices is verified, wherein the initiation of the authentication of the identity of the first network device and the second network device comprises a two factor authentication by the authentication server,
receive an accumulated hash from the first network device, the accumulated hash sequentially built by cascading a hash sum through the second network device and the first network device,
compare the accumulated hash against a predetermined hash representative of cooperative operation of the first service and the second service in the third network device,
verify the integrity of the chain of trusted devices based on the comparison of the accumulated hash against the predetermined hash and by comparing monitored parameters in the third network device related to the cooperative operation of the first service and the second service with predetermined parameters of a federation of the first service and the second service, and
dynamically adjust a level of the first service and the second service according to verification of the integrity of the chain of trusted devices.

US Pat. No. 10,341,319

UTILIZING A CUSTOMIZED DIGITAL FONT TO IDENTIFY A COMPUTING DEVICE

ADOBE INC., San Jose, CA...

1. In a digital medium environment for managing digital assets, a method of utilizing electronic fonts to securely identify and authenticate computing devices seeking to access digital assets, comprising:generating, by at least one server device storing client information corresponding to a computing device, a customized digital font unique to the computing device for authenticating the computing device by changing a first character order of a base digital font to a second character order specific to the computing device;
sending the customized digital font from the at least one server device to the computing device;
upon receiving, by the at least one server device, a request for the client information from the computing device, authenticating the computing device based on the computing device utilizing the customized digital font by:
sending a second request to the computing device to render a textual element utilizing the customized digital font;
identifying the textual element by capturing an image of the textual element rendered by the computing device via a web browser; and
determining that the textual element rendered by the computing device via the web browser uses the customized digital font by applying an optical character recognition algorithm to the image of the textual element rendered by the computing device and comparing the textual element with a reference text generated utilizing the customized digital font; and
in response to authenticating the computing device based on the customized digital font, providing the client information corresponding to the computing device from the server device to the computing device.

US Pat. No. 10,341,301

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING ENCRYPTED DATA, METHOD FOR RECEIVING, CORRESPONDING DEVICES AND COMPUTER PROGRAMS

Ingenico Group, Paris (F...

1. A method of transmitting data from a first terminal, called a sender terminal, to a second terminal, called a receiver terminal, wherein the method comprises:obtaining a piece of current time data;
determining a piece of transmission time data as a function of the piece of current time data and at least one predetermined parameter comprising a duration to be added to the piece of current time data to obtain the piece of transmission time data;
obtaining a piece of data to be encrypted from a concatenation of at least one piece of data to be transmitted and at least one piece of transmission time data;
encrypting, by means of an encryption key, said preliminarily obtained piece of data to be encrypted to generate a piece of encrypted data;
transmitting said piece of encrypted data at a point in time defined by said piece of transmission time data.

US Pat. No. 10,341,260

EARLY QUEUEING NETWORK DEVICE

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERN...

1. A network device comprising:circuitry configured to
receive, via a network, at least a portion of one of a plurality of data packets;
initiate enqueuing of the at least the first portion of the one of the data packets prior to receipt by the network device of an entirety of the one of the data packets;
store linking information for the one of the data packets, the linking information being sequence information related to the plurality of data packets;
drop the one of the data packets; and
update the linking information by linking a first data packet indicated in the linking information as sequentially following the one of the data packets being dropped with a second data packet indicated in the linking information as sequentially preceding the one of the data packets being dropped.

US Pat. No. 10,341,206

NETWORK PACKET DE-DUPLICATION

ExtraHop Networks, Inc., ...

1. A method for monitoring network traffic over a network, wherein one or more processors in one or more network monitoring computers (NMCs) execute instructions to perform actions, comprising:employ a monitoring engine to perform further actions, including:
monitoring one or more flows of network packets based on one or more network packets;
determining an observation port that is providing the network packets based on one or more characteristics of the network packets and one or more characteristics of the observation port;
determining one or more primary network packets that are provided by an authoritative observation port based on the observation port that provided the network packets, wherein the one or more primary network packets are provided to an analysis engine;
discarding a remainder of the network packets that are associated with non-authoritative observation ports; and
employing the analysis engine to analyze the one or more primary network packets.

US Pat. No. 10,341,199

STATE SYNCHRONIZATION IN A SERVICE ENVIRONMENT

Adobe Inc., San Jose, CA...

1. A system comprising:one or more processors; and
one or more computer-readable storage media storing computer-executable instructions that, responsive to execution by the one or more processors, cause the system to implement functionalities including:
a configuration manager configured to maintain resource models that each correspond to a different respective role in a service environment and that represent state descriptions for nodes in the service environment that correspond to different respective roles such that a different respective resource model exists for each different respective role, the resource models not including code for synchronizing individual nodes to their respective state description;
a deployment orchestrator configured to ascertain that nodes associated with different roles in the service environment are to synchronize their state in an order specified based on their respective roles, and notify the nodes in the specified order based on their respective roles;
a resource repository that is implemented independently of the configuration manager and the deployment orchestrator and that is configured to:
store configuration packages for updating states of the nodes in the service environment, the configuration packages including code for implementing the resource models; and
respond to a query from a respective agent that resides on a respective node with a configuration package that includes code for synchronizing the respective node with the respective resource model; and
an agent associated with a particular role and that resides on a particular node in the service environment, the agent configured to:
query the configuration manager to determine a particular resource model associated with the particular role; and
query the resource repository for a particular configuration package for synchronizing the particular node with the particular resource model.

US Pat. No. 10,341,185

DYNAMIC SERVICE INSERTION

ARISTA NETWORKS, INC., S...

1. A network system comprising:a set of network elements to interconnect a set of host devices, the set of network elements having a physical topology defined by a set of physical links between network elements in the set of network elements; and
a network management device including a network management module to monitor and configure the set of network elements, the network management module, in response to detecting a network service device coupled to one of the set of network elements, to configure the set of network elements to enable dynamic insertion of a network service device into the network to logically couple to one or more host devices in the set of host devices to the network service device independently of a location of the one or more host devices and the network service device within the physical topology, the network management device is to configure the set of network elements in a logical topology that differs from the physical topology, the logical topology to direct data flow of network traffic to the network service device independently of the physical topology of the set of network elements, and the network management module is to further configure the logical topology of the network elements using one or more virtual local area networks (VLANs), the network service device is assigned a dedicated service VLAN and the network elements are to re-direct network data to the network service device via translation of network data using a tunnel VLAN to the dedicated service VLAN.

US Pat. No. 10,341,137

COMPUTER CLUSTER SYSTEM

Mitac Computing Technolog...

1. A computer cluster system, comprising a plurality of computer groups each having a plurality of computer nodes;wherein, for each of said computer groups, said computer nodes cooperatively form a first ring topology, and, for each of said computer groups, one of said computer nodes serves as a first-ring master node of said first ring topology; and
wherein said first-ring master nodes of said first ring topologies cooperatively form a second ring topology, and one of said first-ring master nodes serves as a second-ring master node of said second ring topology;
wherein, for each of said first ring topologies, each of said computer nodes has respective node data, and said first-ring master node receives the node data of each of the other ones of said computer nodes of said first ring topology through two of said computer nodes that are directly coupled to said first-ring master node; and
wherein said second-ring master node receives, through two of said first-ring master nodes that are directly coupled to said second-ring master node, the node data of each of said computer nodes of each of said first ring topologies other than one of said first ring topologies that has said second-ring master node.

US Pat. No. 10,341,074

CONTROL SIGNALING IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

Ofinno, LLC, Reston, VA ...

1. A method comprising:transmitting, by a base station to a wireless device, at least one message comprising configuration parameters of a plurality of cells comprising a plurality of secondary cells, wherein the configuration parameters comprise:
a deactivation timer value for a plurality of deactivation timers of the plurality of secondary cells; and
at least one parameter indicating that a group of cells comprises a first plurality of secondary cells of the plurality of secondary cells;
transmitting a scheduling grant for transmission of one or more packets via the group of cells comprising the first plurality of secondary cells; and
restarting a first plurality of deactivation timers corresponding to the first plurality of secondary cells in response to transmitting the scheduling grant.

US Pat. No. 10,341,037

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING OR DETECTING A PRIMARY SYNCHRONIZATION SIGNAL

Wild Guard Ltd., Central...

1. A receiver detecting a sequence used in a received (Rx) signal in a mobile communication system using orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM), the receiver comprising:a radio frequency (RF) module including a receiver receiving the Rx signal from a transmitter; and
a processor connected to the radio frequency module and detecting the sequence used in the Rx signal,
wherein the sequence used in the Rx signal is generated by using a Zadoff-Chu sequence having one of indexes contained in a predetermined index set,
wherein the predetermined index set comprises a first index and a second index, and
wherein a sum of the first index and the second index corresponds to a length of the Zadoff-Chu sequence.

US Pat. No. 10,341,010

MOBILITY AND POWER MANAGEMENT FOR HIGH ALTITUDE PLATFORM (HAP) COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

Bridgewest Finance LLC, ...

1. A communication system comprising:a core network element that has Internet access, the core network element located on the ground;
at least one gateway (GW) communicatively coupled to the core network element, the at least one GW able to provide broadband connectivity, the at least one GW located on the ground;
a set of high altitude platforms (HAPs) communicatively coupled to the at least one GW, each HAP comprising propulsion elements, a ground terminal (GT) radio sub-system including a GT radio and a GT antenna sub-system, gateway (GW) radio sub-system including a GW radio and a GW antenna sub-system, and a HAP radio sub-system including a HAP radio and a HAP antenna sub-system, wherein at least one HAP is able to communicate with at least one GW via the gateway radio sub-system using radio frequencies, and each HAP is able to communicate with each other HAP via the HAP radio sub-system using radio frequencies; and
a set of ground terminals (GTs), wherein each GT is able to communicate with each HAP via the ground terminal radio sub-system using radio frequencies and each GT is communicatively coupled to at least one HAP from the set of HAPs,
wherein Internet connectivity is provided to each GT in the set of GTs via the core network element, the at least one GW, and at least one HAP from the set of HAPs and wherein each GT from the set of GTs is configured to:
communicate with a HAP from the set of HAPs using a serving GT beam from a plurality of GT beams formed by the HAP,
measure received signal strength (RSS) of signals received from each GT beam in a set of neighboring GT beams from the plurality of GT beams formed by the HAP, and
compare the RSS of signals received from each of the set of neighboring GT beams to measured RSS of the serving GT beam, and designate one neighboring GT beam from the set of neighboring GT beams as a candidate handoff GT beam when the RSS of the one neighboring GT beam is within a threshold of the RSS of the serving GT beam.

US Pat. No. 10,340,977

REVERSE POWER FEEDING POWER SOURCING EQUIPMENT AND METHOD

MICROSEMI P.O.E LTD., Ho...

1. A reverse power feeding powering sourcing equipment (PSE) in electrical communication with a power source and a distribution point unit (DPU), the PSE comprising:a power output terminal; and
a control circuitry, said control circuitry arranged to:
output at said power output terminal power from the power source beginning at an initial output time of said power, said output power exhibiting a voltage within a predetermined operating range,
after a predetermined inrush time period has expired from the initial output time of said power, determine the magnitude of current flowing through said power output terminal,
responsive to said determined current magnitude being greater than a predetermined current draw value, cease said power output.

US Pat. No. 10,340,974

WIRELESS TERMINAL AND DATA RECEIVING AND TRANSMITTING METHODS THEREOF

HUIZHOU TCL MOBILE COMMUN...

1. A wireless terminal, comprising:a central processing unit;
an RF transceiver;
an uplink band transmitting end;
an uplink band receiving end;
a downlink band receiving end;
a shift switch;
a duplexer; and
an antenna,
wherein:
the central processing unit is connected with a control end of the shift switch,
the antenna is connected with a movable contact of the shift switch through the duplexer,
a first fixed contact of the shift switch is connected with the central processing unit through the uplink band transmitting end and the RF transceiver successively,
a second fixed contact of the shift switch is connected with the central processing unit through the uplink band receiving end and the RF transceiver successively,
the antenna is connected with the central processing unit through the duplexer, the downlink band receiving end and the RF transceiver successively; and
wherein the wireless terminal is configured to receive data via a downlink band and via an uplink band, wherein an uplink receipt spectrum of the uplink band and a downlink band receipt spectrum of the downlink band are aggregated, and wherein a downlink data receiving duration of the uplink band is distributed based on an amount of data transmitted by the wireless terminal using time division multiplexing, such that when the wireless terminal receives data:
the antenna receives a receipt signal comprising a first receipt signal from the uplink band and a second receipt signal from the downlink band,
the duplexer receives, from the antenna, the receipt signal including the first receipt signal from the uplink band and the second receipt signal from the downlink band, separates the receipt signal into a separated first receipt signal and a separated second receipt signal, and passes the separated second receipt signal through the downlink band receiving end and the RF transceiver to enter the central processing unit for processing,
the central processing unit controls the control end of the shift switch to connect the movable contact with the second fixed contact so that the duplexer passes the separated first receipt signal through the movable contact, the second fixed contact, the uplink band receiving end and the RF transceiver to enter the central processing unit for processing, and
the central processing unit aggregates data received in the separated first receipt signal and the separated second receipt signal.

US Pat. No. 10,340,933

TIME INTERLEAVED DIGITAL-TO-ANALOG CONVERTER CORRECTION

Tektonix, Inc., Beverton...

1. A method for calibrating pre-processing filters for a time-interleaved digital-to-analog converters (TIDACs) system, comprising:converting a first discrete waveform at a first frequency at a first digital-to-analog converter (DAC) of the TIDACs system to a first analog signal and at a second DAC of the TIDACs system to a second analog signal;
converting a second discrete waveform at a second frequency at the first DAC to a third analog signal and at the second DAC to a fourth analog signal;
combining the first analog signal and the second analog signal into a first combined analog signal and combining the third analog signal and the fourth analog signal into a second combined signal;
converting via an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) the first combined analog signal to a first digital signal and second combined analog signal to a second digital signal;
determining an actual frequency response of the TIDACs system by transforming the first digital signal and the second digital signal to a respective frequency response signal by discrete Fourier transform and generating an actual frequency response matrix based on the respective frequency responses;
receiving a desired frequency response matrix of the TIDACs system; and
generating a pre-processing filter for at least one of the first DAC and the second DAC based on the actual frequency response matrix of the TIDACs system and the desired frequency response matrix of the TIDACs system.

US Pat. No. 10,340,924

PHASE-LOCKED CIRCUIT WITH AUTOMATIC CALIBRATION FUNCTION AND AUTOMATIC CALIBRATION METHOD THEREOF

ANPEC ELECTRONICS CORPORA...

1. A digital phase-locked loop with an automatic calibration function comprising:a frequency and phase locked circuit configured to receive a calibration control signal from an external electronic device and output a corresponding initial control signal, wherein the frequency and phase locked circuit is configured to track a calibrated initial frequency and an initial phase of an initial calibration signal, and lock the calibrated initial frequency and the initial phase when the calibrated initial frequency falls within a locked calibration frequency range and the initial phase falls within a locked phase range, the frequency and phase locked circuit is configured to lock a divided frequency and a divided phase of a divided signal when determining that the divided frequency falls within a locked frequency range and the divided phase falls within the locked phase range;
a calibration circuit connected to the frequency and phase locked circuit, the calibration circuit being configured to store an allowable calibration error range, and calibrate the initial frequency to generate the calibrated initial frequency and output the initial calibration signal having the calibrated initial frequency when determining that an initial frequency of the initial control signal does not fall within the allowable calibration error range;
an oscillator circuit connected to the calibration circuit and the frequency and phase locked circuit, the oscillator circuit being configured to output an oscillator signal according to the initial calibration signal and the initial control signal;
a divider connected to the oscillator circuit and configured to receive a divisor instructing signal indicating a preset divisor value from an external electronic device, the divider being further configured to divide an oscillation frequency of the oscillator signal by the preset divisor value to generate the divided signal, the preset divisor value being associated with a ratio of a reference frequency and the oscillating frequency; and
a frequency and phase detector connected to the divider, the frequency and phase detector being configured to detect a frequency difference between the divided frequency and the reference frequency and a phase difference between the divided phase and a reference phase, and being configured to output the frequency difference and the phase difference to the frequency and phase locked circuit as a basis for determining that the divided frequency falls within the locked frequency range and the divided phase falls within the locked phase range.

US Pat. No. 10,340,912

POWER ON RESET CIRCUIT

CSMC Technologies FAB2 Co...

1. A power on reset circuit, comprising:a threshold level control circuit configured to set threshold level values during power on reset and power off reset operations;
a capacitor charge and discharge circuit connected to the threshold level control circuit and configured to output a power on reset signal according to the threshold level values set by the threshold level control circuit; and
a current bias circuit configured to provide a reference current not varying with a power supply coupled to the threshold level control circuit and the capacitor charge and discharge circuit, the current bias circuit comprising:
a first reference current output terminal connected to the threshold level control circuit;
a second reference current output terminal connected to the capacitor charge and discharge circuit; and
a third reference current output terminal connected to the capacitor charge and discharge circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,340,910

DRIVE CIRCUIT

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A drive circuit comprising:a first level shift circuit configured to receive an input high-side driving signal and output a first switch signal which is obtained by shifting the
high-side driving signal to a predetermined first signal level;
a second level shift circuit configured to output a second switch signal which is obtained by shifting signal level of the high-side driving signal to a predetermined second signal level set to be not higher than the predetermined first signal level;
a pre-driver including a first switch portion which switches to either connection to or disconnection from a feed channel for a first power supply voltage in accordance with the first switch signal and a second switch portion which is connected to the first power supply voltage through switching by the first switch portion and outputs a gate signal in accordance with the second switch signal; and
a high-side transistor connected to a second power supply voltage set to be lower than the first power supply voltage and configured to generate a high-side output signal with the second power supply voltage that is fed in accordance with the gate signal and output the high-side output signal to an output terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,340,878

CARRIER AGGREGATION CIRCUIT ALLOWING CARRIER WAVES WITH DIFFERENT FREQUENCIES TO SHARE THE SAME AMPLIFIER

RichWave Technology Corp....

1. A carrier aggregation circuit comprising:a signal input terminal configured to receive a radio frequency signal having a first carrier wave with a first carrier wave frequency and a second carrier wave with a second carrier wave frequency;
a signal output terminal;
a first filter coupled between the signal input terminal and the signal output terminal, configured to filter out signals with frequencies other than the first carrier wave frequency, and having an input terminal and an output terminal;
a first output transform circuit coupled between the output terminal of the first filter and the signal output terminal, and having an output impedance effectively equivalent to an open circuit at the second carrier wave frequency;
a second filter coupled between the signal input terminal and the signal output terminal, configured to filter out signals with frequencies other than the second carrier wave frequency, and having an input terminal and an output terminal; and
a second output transform circuit coupled between the output terminal of the second filter and the signal output terminal, and having an output impedance effectively equivalent to an open circuit at the first carrier wave frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,340,856

RESONANCE MITIGATION IN RF HIGH POWER AMPLIFIER ENCLOSURE

CENTRE FOR DEVELOPMENT OF...

1. A radio frequency high power Amplifier (RFPA) configured in an enclosure, wherein the enclosure is further configured with a metallic post positioned at a suitable location with respect to the RFPA to dampen and shift out resonance, and wherein the suitable location is determined by:evaluating electric field generated by other components of the RFPA;
evaluating poynting vector which is proportional to square of the electric field; and
determining the suitable location inside the enclosure of the RFPA where the poynting vector is maximum.

US Pat. No. 10,340,843

SOLAR PANEL WITH FLEXIBLE OPTICAL ELEMENTS

Airbus Defence and Space ...

1. A solar array for a spacecraft, comprising:a solar concentrator that is provided with photovoltaic cells and reflective areas configured for reflecting solar radiation towards the photovoltaic cells, wherein the reflective areas and the photovoltaic cells are provided on opposite surfaces of concentrator reflector sheet members, which are repositionable from a retracted state wherein the concentrator reflector sheet members are in a substantially flat arrangement, to an extended state wherein the concentrator reflector sheet members are raised to allow the reflective areas to reflect solar radiation towards the exposed photovoltaic cells, and
a support panel defining a mounting surface onto which the concentrator reflector sheet members are attached so that the support panel and concentrator reflector sheet members form an assembly, the concentrator reflector sheet members being flexible to allow bending away from the support panel to assume the extended state;
wherein the support panel has a planar shape in mechanical equilibrium corresponding to a deployed state of the solar array, said planar shape enabling the concentrator reflector sheet members to assume the extended state wherein the reflective areas extend in a linearly symmetric manner along the support panel and are co-aligned so that parallel light rays from the sun that impinge on said reflective areas are reflected and concentrated towards parallel focal lines and towards the exposed photovoltaic cells;
and wherein the support panel is elastically bendable into a curved shape corresponding to a stowed state of the solar array and a retracted state of the concentrator reflector sheet members, said curved shape providing geometrical stiffness and an increased resonance frequency of the assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,340,798

SWITCHING CONTROL METHOD FOR A DUAL AUXILIARY POWER SUPPLY

Dong Guan Juxing Power Co...

1. A switching control method for a dual auxiliary power supply, wherein said dual auxiliary power supply comprises a main auxiliary power supply, a sleep auxiliary power supply, and a master control module serving as a switching control module, wherein said main auxiliary power supply and said sleep auxiliary power supply are both powered by an energy storage battery;said main auxiliary power supply and said sleep auxiliary power supply are connected respectively to two power supply terminals of said master control module;
said master control module controls said main auxiliary power supply by a switch control unit;
said master control module is further coupled to a trigger detection circuit which is powered by the sleep auxiliary power supply;
said main auxiliary power supply outputs a control signal to an energy conversion module; and
said sleep auxiliary power supply is constantly in an operation state, and said control is conducted according to a signal detected by said trigger detection circuit or an instruction received by said master control module, where
(1) when no trigger signal is detected by said trigger detection circuit or a detected trigger signal is invalid, said main auxiliary power supply is in a lockout state under said control of said switch control unit; and
(2) when a trigger signal is detected by said trigger detection circuit or a start-up instruction is received by the master control module, said main auxiliary power supply is in an operation state under said control of said switch control unit,
wherein said switch control unit comprises a first transistor of PMOS-type, a second transistor of NMOS-type, and a third transistor of PNP-type;
SPS_CNTL is an enabling control signal for controlling said main auxiliary power supply, a SPS_CNTL terminal is connected to a first pole of said third transistor; a second pole of said third transistor is grounded; a first resistor is connected between a third pole of said third transistor and said SPS_CNTL terminal;
and a second resistor is connected between said third pole and said second pole of said third transistor;
said third pole of said third transistor is further connected to a first pole of said second transistor; a third pole of said second transistor is grounded; and a second pole of said second transistor is connected via a third resistor to a first pole of said first transistor; and
a third pole of said first transistor is connected to a BAT+ terminal of a power supply voltage; a second pole of said first transistor powers said main auxiliary power supply; and
a forth resistor is connected between said second pole and said third pole of said first transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,340,795

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR OUTPUT CURRENT REGULATION IN POWER CONVERSION SYSTEMS

On-Bright Electronics (Sh...

1. A system controller for regulating a power converter, the system controller comprising:a driver configured to output a drive signal to a switch to affect a current flowing through an inductive winding of a power converter, the drive signal being associated with a switching period including an on-time period and an off-time period;
wherein:
the switch is closed in response to the drive signal during the on-time period;
the switch is opened in response to the drive signal during the off-time period;
a duty cycle is equal to a duration of the on-time period divided by a duration of the switching period; and
one minus the duty cycle is equal to a parameter;
wherein the system controller is configured to keep a multiplication product of the duty cycle, the parameter and the duration of the on-time period approximately constant.

US Pat. No. 10,340,760

SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR SEGMENTED AXIAL FIELD ROTARY ENERGY DEVICE

INFINITUM ELECTRIC INC., ...

1. An axial field rotary energy device, comprising:a rotor comprising an axis of rotation and a magnet; and
a stator coaxial with the rotor, the stator comprises a plurality of stator segments coupled together about the axis, each stator segment comprises a printed circuit board (PCB) having a plurality of PCB layers, each PCB layer comprising a respective plurality of coils that are co-planar and angularly and symmetrically spaced apart from each other relative to the axis, each coil on a given PCB layer is entirely non-overlapping with other coils on the given PCB layer, each coil is continuous and concentric in a single plane from an outermost coil portion to a concentric innermost coil portion, the coils in adjacent PCB layers are circumferentially aligned with each other relative to the axis to define symmetric stacks of coils in an axial direction, and each stator segment consists of only one electrical phase.

US Pat. No. 10,340,752

SYSTEMS, METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR GUIDANCE AND ALIGNMENT IN ELECTRIC VEHICLES WIRELESS INDUCTIVE CHARGING SYSTEMS

WiTricity Corporation, W...

1. An apparatus for determining a relative position of a wireless power transmitter from a wireless power receiver, comprising:a plurality of sense coils, each configured to generate a respective voltage signal under influence of at least a first alternating magnetic field oscillating at two frequencies concurrently and a second alternating magnetic field oscillating at at least one frequency concurrently with the first alternating magnetic field; and
a processor configured to determine the relative position of the wireless power transmitter from the wireless power receiver based on the respective voltage signal from each of the plurality of sense coils, wherein the voltage signal generated by each of the plurality of sense coils comprises at least:
a first portion caused by the first alternating magnetic field oscillating at a first of the two frequencies,
a second portion caused by the first alternating magnetic field oscillating at a second of the two frequencies, and
a third portion caused by the second alternating magnetic field oscillating at the at least one frequency, and
wherein the processor is configured to estimate a relative phase angle between the first portion and the second portion.

US Pat. No. 10,340,739

POWER RECEIVING DEVICE, POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE, AND POWER FEEDING SYSTEM

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A power feeding system comprising:a power transmission device comprising a resonant coil; and
a power receiving device comprising:
a resonant coil in which a first high-frequency voltage be induced by magnetic resonance with the resonant coil of the power transmission device, the first high-frequency voltage being amplitude-modulated;
a power receiving coil in which a second high-frequency voltage is induced by electromagnetic induction with the resonant coil of the power receiving device;
a communication coil in which a third high-frequency voltage is induced by electromagnetic induction with the resonant coil of the power receiving device;
a load including a first terminal electrically connected to a first terminal of the power receiving coil and a second terminal electrically connected to a second terminal of the power receiving coil;
a variable resistance unit including a first terminal electrically connected to a first terminal of the communication coil and a second terminal electrically connected to a second terminal of the communication coil;
a demodulation circuit configured to demodulate a demodulated signal from one of the second high-frequency voltage induced in the power receiving coil and the third high-frequency voltage induced in the communication coil; and
a controller configured to generate a response signal in response to the demodulated signal,
wherein the controller is electrically connected to the load, the variable resistance unit, and the demodulation circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,340,456

VAPOR DEPOSITION METHOD WITH ELECTROMAGNETS GENERATING MAGNETIC FIELD IN REVERSE ORIENTATION

Sakai Display Products Co...

1. A vapor deposition method comprising the steps of:superposing an electromagnet, a substrate for vapor deposition and a vapor deposition mask comprising a magnetic material on each other, and further attracting the substrate for vapor deposition and the vapor deposition mask to the electromagnet by supplying current to the electromagnet from a power supply circuit; and
vapor-depositing a vapor deposition material on the substrate for vapor deposition by evaporating the vapor deposition material from a vapor deposition source placed distant from the vapor deposition mask,
wherein the electromagnet comprises a first electromagnet for generating a magnetic field in a first orientation, and a second electromagnet for generating a magnetic field in a reverse orientation to the first orientation,
wherein the second electromagnet is turned off after the current is supplied to the first and second electromagnets at the same time.

US Pat. No. 10,340,310

SOURCE SENSITIVE OPTIC WITH RECONFIGURABLE CHIP-ON-BOARD LIGHT EMITTING DIODE ARRAY

Lumileds LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A lighting fixture, comprising:a chip-on-board (CoB) light emitting diode (LED) array having an LED configuration selected from a plurality of LED configurations; and
an optic comprising a plurality of surface shapes, the optic providing different beam profiles and radiation patterns based on the plurality of surface shapes and the LED configuration selected from the plurality of LED configurations.

US Pat. No. 10,340,138

ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH A WIRE ELEMENT EXTENDING FROM AN ELECTROCONDUCTIVE LAYER COMPRISING ZIRCONIUM CARBIDE OR HAFNIUM CARBIDE

ALEDIA, Grenoble (FR)

1. An electronic device comprising:a substrate made of silicon,
at least one semiconductor wire element formed by a nitride of a group III material, and
an electroconductive layer interposed between the substrate and the at least one semiconductor wire element,
wherein the electroconductive layer is formed directly on the substrate,
wherein the at least one semiconductor wire element extends from the electroconductive layer, and
wherein the electroconductive layer comprises a carbide of zirconium or a carbide of hafnium.

US Pat. No. 10,340,116

IMAGING AN AREA THAT INCLUDES AN UPPER SURFACE AND A HOLE

APPLIED MATERIALS ISRAEL ...

1. A method for imaging an area that includes an upper surface and hole, the method comprises:acquiring, by a charged particle imager, a first image of a first type of electrons of the area while the charged particle imager is at a first configuration; wherein the first image of the first type of electrons of the area comprises a first image of the first type of electrons of the upper surface;
acquiring, by the charged particle imager, a second image of the first type of electrons of the area and a first image of a second type of electrons of the area while the charged particle imager is at a second configuration that differs from the first configuration; wherein the first image of the second type of electrons of the area comprises a first image of the second type of electrons of a bottom of the hole;
calculating, based on a comparison between the first image of the first type of electrons of the area and the second image of the first type of electrons of the area, an inter-image offset; and
generating a hybrid image of the area based on (i) the first image of the first type of electrons of the upper surface, (ii) the inter-image offset, and (iii) the first image of the second type of electrons of the bottom of the hole.

US Pat. No. 10,340,082

CAPACITOR AND METHOD OF PRODUCTION THEREOF

CAPACITOR SCIENCES INCORP...

1. A capacitor comprising:a first electrode,
a second electrode, and
a dielectric layer of molecular material disposed between said first and second electrodes,
wherein said electrodes are substantially planar surface and positioned parallel to each other, and
the molecular material is described by the general formula
Dp-(Core)-Hq  (I)
where Core is a polarizable conductive anisometric core, having conjugated ?-systems, and characterized by a longitudinal axis,
D and H are insulating substituents, and
p and q are numbers of the D and H substituents accordingly,
wherein said substituents are selectively attached to any available positions on the polarizable anisometric core including apex positions and lateral positions as related to the longitudinal axis, p and q are independently selected from values 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, and Core possesses one or more selectively attached dopant groups that enhance polarizability.

US Pat. No. 10,340,078

COIL TOPOLOGIES FOR INDUCTIVE POWER TRANSFER

WiTricity Corporation, W...

1. A magnetic flux device for wireless power transfer configured to transmit or receive magnetic flux to or from a space beyond the magnetic flux device, the magnetic flux device comprising:at least a first electrically conductive coil and a second electrically conductive coil, the first coil having a first section and a second section and the second coil having a third section and a fourth section, the first section substantially coplanar with the third section and the second section substantially coplanar with the fourth section;
a magnetically permeable material having:
a first side having a first length, a first width and a first center, and
a second side, substantially parallel to the first side, having a second length, a second width, and a second center; and
an electrically conductive material having a first side substantially parallel to the second side of the magnetically permeable material;
the first section and the third section disposed on the first side of the magnetically permeable material, the second section and the fourth section disposed on the second side of the magnetically permeable material between the magnetically permeable material and the electrically conductive material, the first section and the third section positioned closer to the first center than the second section and the fourth section are positioned to the second center, the first section and the second section non-overlapping and connected to bound a first region, the third section and the fourth section non-overlapping and connected to bound a second region substantially coplanar with the first region, the first section positioned closer to the third section than to the second section, and the third section positioned closer to the first section than to the fourth section.

US Pat. No. 10,340,061

DATA LINE AS WELL AS METHODS FOR PRODUCING THE DATA LINE

LEONI Kabel Holding GmbH,...

1. A data line comprising:a line core extending in a longitudinal direction, the line core formed of at least one conductor and an insulation, the at least one conductor surrounded by the insulation; and
a shielding foil that surrounds the insulation,
wherein the shielding foil is formed of a non-conductive layer with a first conductive layer attached to an outer side of the non-conductive layer and a second conductive layer attached to an inner side of the non-conductive layer, the outer side of the non-conductive layer opposing the inner side of the non-conductive layer,
wherein the shielding foil surrounds the insulation such that a first free end edge of the shielding foil overlaps a second free end edge of the shielding foil in an overlap region,
wherein a region of the shielding foil directly adjacent the overlap region is an additional partial region,
wherein a distal end face of a first free end edge of the first and second conductive layers is electrically conductively connected to an outer side of the first conductive layer provided in the additional partial region by an electrically conductive connection, the distal end face of the first conductive layer extending between the outer side and an inner side of the first conductive layer and the distal end face of the second conductive layer extending between an outer side and an inner side of the second conductive layer,
wherein the electrically conductive connection is an additional conductive strip attached to the shielding foil so that the additional conductive strip is directly attached to the distal end face of the first and second conductive layers and to the additional partial region, so as to electrically connect the distal end face of the first and second conductive layers with the additional partial region, and
wherein the additional conductive strip extends over and is directly attached to a portion of the outer side of the first conductive layer at the first free end edge, such that the additional conductive strip is substantially s-shaped in cross-section.

US Pat. No. 10,340,048

PASSIVE SAFETY SYSTEM FOR REMOVING DECAY HEAT AND METHOD OF PASSIVELY INCREASING A COOLANT FLOW USING THE SAME

GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy...

1. A passive safety system for removing heat from a nuclear power system, comprising:a shroud structure including a body portion and an upper portion, the upper portion including an outlet opening;
a steam generator within the body portion of the shroud structure, an inner surface of the body portion of the shroud structure and an outer surface of the steam generator defining a coolant passage therebetween, the coolant passage being in fluidic communication with the outlet opening;
a thermoelectric device disposed in the coolant passage and in thermal contact with the steam generator, the thermoelectric device configured to generate a voltage based on a temperature difference between opposite parts of the thermoelectric device, the thermoelectric device being a sheet-like article having a heat absorption side and an opposing heat rejection side, the heat absorption side facing the outer surface of the steam generator, the heat rejection side facing the inner surface of the shroud structure; and
a fan arrangement disposed above the steam generator and in electrical connection with the thermoelectric device, the fan arrangement configured to increase a coolant flow through the coolant passage to the outlet opening based on the voltage from the thermoelectric device.

US Pat. No. 10,339,803

METHOD FOR OPERATING AN ASSISTANCE SYSTEM OF A MOTOR VEHICLE AND ASSISTANCE SYSTEM

Conti Temic microelectron...

1. A method for operating an assistance system of a motor vehicle comprisingdetecting an image with a camera of the assistance system;
determining a traffic sign within the detected image;
determining an alignment of the determined traffic sign with respect to the motor vehicle, wherein the alignment indicates an angle formed between a straight line parallel to a longitudinal direction of the motor vehicle and a plane parallel to the traffic sign, and
triggering a signal device of the assistance system as a function of the alignment, wherein the signal device is triggered if the alignment of the traffic sign with respect to the motor vehicle is within a determined angular range;
wherein alignment of the determined traffic sign is determined by dividing an image of a traffic sign within a detected image, into a number of areas and, assigning a particular value to each area depending on at least one of: a brightness and a color of an area,
wherein a gradient line extends between two of said areas that differ from each other by a determined value and that are above a predetermined threshold, the gradient line representing an edge and thus an angle of the traffic sign relative to the straight line parallel to the longitudinal direction of the motor vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,339,744

PORTABLE CASSETTE HOLDER

NAUTILUS HYOSUNG INC., S...

1. A portable cassette holder, comprising:a frame detachably coupled to an outer surface of an automated teller machine having a medium entrance, the frame including a frame medium entrance formed at a position corresponding to the medium entrance of the automated teller machine, the frame configured to mount a cassette thereon;
a conveying roller unit coupled to the frame at a location where the frame medium entrance is provided, the conveying roller unit configured to convey a medium passing through the frame medium entrance; and
a power supply connection unit provided in the frame and configured to be electrically connected to the automated teller machine so as to receive electric power;
wherein the frame includes:
a front frame having the frame medium entrance and the conveying roller unit; and
a lower frame rotatably hinged to a lower portion of the front frame and configured to mount the cassette thereon.

US Pat. No. 10,339,482

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING LOSS RESULTING FROM DATA PRIVACY AND SECURITY BREACH

Nationwide Mutual Insuran...

1. A computer implemented method for collecting and calculating loss data associated with a data privacy and security breach event occurring within an organization, based on collected data, comprising:(A) receiving, via an interface of a computer based application, data inputted into at least one data field, the data describing a number of individuals affected by the event; an estimated number of hours spent by the organization on managing the event; enrollment by individuals affected by the event in a credit monitoring service; an estimated amount spent on communications within the organization relating to the event; an estimated number of hours of loss of productivity by the organization; an estimated credit monitoring service call center volume; an estimated amount spent on computer forensics; and an estimated amount spent on legal counsel, wherein the at least one data field is configured to accept the received data in accordance with predefined rules; and
(B) calculating, via a processor of the computer based application, data describing (i) an amount spent by the organization in managing the event; (ii) an amount spent by the organization in notifying individuals affected by the event; (iii) an amount spent by the organization on the credit monitoring service; (iv) an amount spent on loss of productivity; (v) an amount spent on loss of assets; (vi) an amount spent on credit monitoring service call center activities, wherein the calculated data is determined by at least one of the received data or new data; and
(C) calculating, via the processor, data describing a total loss amount associated with the event based on the data received in the at least one data field and the calculated data; and
(D) auto-populating the at least one data field based on input received from at least one of a user interface and a computer interface.

US Pat. No. 10,339,415

PHOTOGRAPHING METHOD AND APPARATUS AND TERMINAL

Yulong Computer Telecommu...

1. A photographing method comprising:using two photographing modules to acquire images of a to-be-photographed object at a first moment and a second moment after a preset time interval, and determining a distance of the to-be-photographed object according to:
a distance from an image point to a center of a photosensitive device of each of the two photographing modules, wherein image points are formed by a point of the to-be-photographed object on the photosensitive devices of the two photographing modules;
a distance between centers of lenses of the two photographing modules; and
one of a distance between the lens and the photosensitive device of each of the two photographing modules and an incident angle formed by a light and the photosensitive device of each of the two photographing modules;
calculating a variation between the distance of the to-be-photographed object at the first moment and the distance of the to-be-photographed object at the second moment;
determining whether the variation is less than or equal to a preset value; and
photographing the to-be-photographed object when the variation is less than or equal to the preset value.

US Pat. No. 10,339,349

ILLUMINATION ARRANGEMENT FOR LONG WORKING RANGE LINE-SCAN IMAGING SYSTEM

DATALOGIC USA, INC., Eug...

1. A line scan camera that scans a long depth of field with a short distance to a target object, comprising:an image sensor configured to receive an image of the target object through a collimating lens, wherein the collimating lens has a single F-stop value for a short depth of field and the long depth of field;
a set of mirrors configured to allow folded optics along an optical path from the target object to the collimating lens, wherein the optical path is bent with the set of mirrors so that the optical path within the line scan camera is longer than a size of the line scan camera, and wherein the folded optics enable the line scan camera to be compact; and
a first light source configured to illuminate the target object with a line illumination without going through the set of mirrors, wherein the first light source is close to the target, and wherein the light source is located with one of the set of mirrors so that an angle between the line illumination and the optical axis from the one of the set of mirrors to the target object is minimized.

US Pat. No. 10,339,194

APPARATUS, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTENT PLAYLIST BASED ON USER LOCATION

DISH TECHNOLOGIES L.L.C.,...

18. A method of presenting a user geographic playlist that identifies at least one of a plurality of media content events that have associated geographic locations that are in proximity to a current location of a mobile device being used by a user, the method comprising:receiving a user specification of a category that identifies at least one of a person of interest, a restaurant of interest, a shop of interest, a building of interest, a vessel of interest, a historical topic of interest, and a media content event of interest;
communicating current geographic location information of the mobile device and the user specification to a geographic location playlist device,
wherein the geographic location playlist device has a database of geographic playlist information associated with the plurality of media content events and includes at least one geographic location that is associated with at least one segment for each of the plurality of media content events,
wherein the geographic location playlist device compares the determined current geographic location of the mobile device with the geographic locations residing in the database of geographic playlist information,
wherein the geographic location playlist device identifies, based on the comparison of the current geographic location of the respective mobile device with the associated geographic location of the segments, at least one of a first plurality of media content events that has at least one segment having its associated geographic location that is within at least a predefined distance from the current geographic location of the respective mobile device,
wherein the geographic location playlist device, after identifying the first plurality of media content events, compares information associated with the identified at least one of the first plurality of media content events with the category of the user specification,
wherein the geographic location playlist device identifies at least one of a second plurality of media content events from the first plurality of media content events that have its associated information that corresponds to the category of the user specification, and
wherein the geographic location playlist device generates the user geographic playlist using the second plurality of media content events;
receiving the user geographic playlist from the geographic location playlist device; and
presenting the user geographic playlist on a display of the mobile device to the user,
wherein the user geographic playlist indicates the second plurality of media content events.

US Pat. No. 10,338,980

BINDING SMART OBJECTS

KONINKLIJKE KPN N.V., Ro...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at a sensor device, from a binding initiator, a first REST(Representational State Transfer) request for a first REST resource hosted by the sensor device, the first REST request comprising at least an identification of an action to be executed on an actuator device and an identification of a condition of a state of the first REST resource for executing the action on the actuator device;
storing, in a binding table of the sensor device, the identification of the action to be executed on the actuator device and the identification of the condition for executing the action on the actuator device as information related to the first REST resource; monitoring, by the sensor device, the state of the first REST resource to determine whether the state satisfies the condition identified in the first REST request; after determining that the state of the first REST resource satisfies the condition,
providing, from the sensor device directly to the actuator device, a trigger for the actuator device to execute the action identified in the first REST request, wherein the trigger is provided in a form of a second REST request.

US Pat. No. 10,338,813

STORAGE CONTROLLER AND USING METHOD THEREFOR

Dawning Cloud Computing G...

1. A method for using a storage controller, the method comprising:receiving, by processor controllers, storage instructions sent by corresponding processors, and sending, by the processor controllers, the storage instructions to an exchanger;
sending, by the exchanger, the storage instructions to a hard disk controller one by one; and
indicating, by the hard disk controller, storage address spaces in the storage instructions when receiving the storage instructions from the exchanger, and then sending, by the hard disk controller, the storage instructions to a hard disk, wherein the indicated address spaces are address spaces allocated to the processors that are sending the storage instructions;
wherein the exchanger arbitrates the storage instructions according to the storage instructions and a Matrix Arbiter algorithm when sending the storage instructions to the hard disk controller one by one, and then sends the storage instructions to the hard disk controllers one by one according to arbitration results;
after the exchanger arbitrates the storage instructions, the method further comprises:
updating arbitration matrixes in the Matrix Arbiter algorithm;
reading first frames sent from the processor controllers;
determining whether the first frames are PIO Data In instructions, if yes, enabling the storage instructions to enter a PIOSetupFIS state after forwarding is completed, or if not, enabling the storage instructions to enter a RegFIS state;
waiting for a Register FIS-Device to Host frame for the storage instructions in the RegFIS state, and enabling the storage instructions to return to an initial state after the frame is received and the receiving is completed;
completing reception of a last frame of the storage instructions in the PIOSetupFIS state, and enabling the storage instructions to enter a DataFIS state if BSY and DRO bits in an E STATUS field of the last frame are both 0; and
enabling the storage instructions to return to the initial state after the last frame receiving for the storage instructions in the DataFIS state is completed, wherein, in the process of returning to the initial state, reception of SATA instructions sent by a plurality of processors is started, and next arbitration is performed.

US Pat. No. 10,338,720

PRESSURE DETECTION STRUCTURE AND TOUCH DEVICE

Shenzhen Goodix Technolog...

1. A pressure detection structure being mounted on a middle frame of a touch device, and comprising:a cover;
a display device being arranged below the cover, wherein the display device comprises a display module;
a pressure sensor comprising a sensing electrode arranged in the display device; and
a reference electrode;
wherein the pressure sensor is configured to output a pressure signal according to variation of capacitance between the sensing electrode and the reference electrode,
wherein the display device is an LCD display device and comprises a housing of the display module, the housing comprises a back shell that is electrically conductive and a support connected to an edge of the back shell,
wherein the reference electrode is the back shell, the pressure sensor is disposed above the back shell; a variable gap is formed between the pressure sensor and the back shell, a reinforcing step is arranged on a bottom of the back shell or on an inner wall of the support, wherein the variable gap between the pressure sensor and the back shell is formed by the reinforcing step.

US Pat. No. 10,338,693

VISUAL COLLABORATION INTERFACE

Oblong Industries, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:generating gesture data of a first edge device by using a sensor;
a hardware gestural application server system receiving the generated gesture data;
the first edge device providing inertial data of the first edge device to the hardware gestural application server system;
the hardware gestural application server system generating a first gesture signal by using the gesture data and the inertial data; and
the hardware gestural application server system controlling a plurality of display devices in response to the first gesture signal.

US Pat. No. 10,338,641

SMART BRACELET

SHENZHEN ROYOLE TECHNOLOG...

1. A smart bracelet, comprising:a pedestal;
a rotating assembly rotatably coupled to the pedestal; and
a flexible display screen supported by the pedestal and the rotating assembly, when the rotating assembly is folded relative to the pedestal, the flexible display screen is bent and has a first display area, when the rotating assembly is unfolded relative to the pedestal, the flexible display screen is unfolded and has a second display area, and the second display area is larger than the first display area.

US Pat. No. 10,338,615

CURRENT BALANCE CIRCUIT AND MULTIPHASE CONVERTER USING THE SAME

ANPEC ELECTRONICS CORPORA...

1. A current balance circuit, used in a multiphase converter, wherein the multiphase converter at least includes a plurality of power stage circuits, the current balance circuit and a control circuit, the power stage circuits are electrically connected to the current balance circuit, and the control circuit is electrically connected between the current balance circuit and the power stage circuits, comprising:a plurality of detection units, electrically connected to the power stage circuits respectively to obtain output power information of the power stage circuits;
a calculation circuit, electrically connected to the detection units, and calculating an average of the output power information; and
a plurality of error amplifiers, non-inverting input ends of the error amplifiers being electrically connected to the calculation circuit to receive the average of the output power information, inverting input ends of the error amplifiers being electrically connected to the detection units respectively to receive the output power information, and output ends of the error amplifiers being electrically connected to the control circuit;
wherein after each error amplifier compares the output power information with the average of the output power information, each error amplifier amplifies a difference between the output power information and the average of the output power information and converts the amplified difference to current information, such that the control circuit adjusts a current provided by each power stage circuit according to the current information from each error amplifier to balance the currents provided by the power stage circuits;
wherein each detection unit includes:
a first resistor and an inductor, one end of the first resistor being electrically connected to the power stage circuit and the other end being electrically connected to one end of the inductor; and
a second resistor and a capacitor, one end of the second resistor being electrically connected between the first resistor and the power stage circuit, the other end of the second resistor being electrically connected to one end of the capacitor, and the other end of the capacitor being grounded;
wherein the other end of the inductor is electrically connected to an output end of the multiphase converter to provide a power for driving a load.

US Pat. No. 10,338,601

METHOD FOR GENERATING A SURROUNDINGS MAP OF A SURROUNDING AREA OF A MOTOR VEHICLE, DRIVER ASSISTANCE SYSTEM AND MOTOR VEHICLE

Valeo Schalter und Sensor...

1. A method for generating a surroundings map of a surrounding area of a motor vehicle comprising:detecting an object in the surrounding area using a sensor device of the motor vehicle;
determining a position value that describes a position of the object on the basis of sensor data of the sensor device, using by means of a control device of the motor vehicle;
transferring the determined position value into the surroundings map; and
determining a vector between the object and a predetermined reference point of the motor vehicle that forms an origin of a vehicle coordinate system, the determined vector being transformed from the vehicle coordinate system into a global coordinate system of the surroundings map,
wherein the position value in the surroundings map is determined on the basis of the transformed vector,
wherein the origin of the vehicle coordinate system is transformed into the global coordinate system and the transformed origin of the vehicle coordinate system is indicated in the surroundings map, and
wherein on the basis of the transformed origin of the vehicle coordinate system, an area for indicating the position value in the global coordinate system is predetermined.

US Pat. No. 10,338,590

TRAJECTORY PLANNING METHOD FOR ASCERTAINING A CONTROL PROFILE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

Bayerische Motoren Werke ...

1. A trajectory planning method for ascertaining a control profile for a motor vehicle, from which a steering function and a speed function of the motor vehicle along a path to be traveled are determined and used to control movement of the motor vehicle using one or more actuators, the method comprising the acts of:providing a first position set, the first position set having at least one piece of information with respect to a starting condition of a trajectory at a trajectory start of the trajectory;
providing a second position set, the second position set having at least one piece of information with respect to an end condition at a trajectory end of the trajectory;
providing a first control set, the first control set having at least one piece of information with respect to a first control condition of the motor vehicle at the trajectory start;
providing a second control set, the second control set having at least one piece of information with respect to a second control condition of the motor vehicle at the trajectory end;
providing a vehicle movement modeling function, the vehicle movement modeling function having a kinematic movement model of the motor vehicle;
providing a solver;
ascertaining a control profile information set by applying the solver to the vehicle movement modeling function dependent on the first position set, on the second position set, on the first control set and on the second control set, the control profile information set having two profile information values, wherein the two profile information values are indicative of the trajectory; and
determining a control profile for the motor vehicle dependent on the control profile information set without a concrete determination of the trajectory, wherein the control profile is indicative of the trajectory, wherein
the first position set has two first spatial coordinates indicative of a spatial position of the trajectory at the trajectory start, andthe second position set has two second spatial coordinates indicative of a spatial position of the trajectory at the trajectory end.

US Pat. No. 10,338,584

AUTONOMOUS DRIVING CONTROL SYSTEM FOR VEHICLE

TOYOT JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI K...

1. An autonomous driving control system for a vehicle which is able to switch between manual driving and autonomous driving, the system comprising:a driver condition sensor for detecting a condition of a driver;
a display part which the driver can view; and
an electronic control unit (ECU) configured to:
control the autonomous driving;
calculate an autonomous driving output reliance expressing a reliance of an output of the autonomous driving;
calculate a driver vigilance expressing a vigilance of the driver for the autonomous driving based on the condition of the driver detected by the driver condition sensor; and
control the display part to display the autonomous driving output reliance and the driver vigilance simultaneously on the display part.

US Pat. No. 10,338,582

VEHICULAR AWAKENING SYSTEM

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A vehicular awakening system, comprising:a drive control section capable of switching a drive state of a vehicle between automatic drive and manual drive;
a pressing section capable of protruding from a seat back such that, when shoulder blades of a driver are in contact with the seat back, the pressing section presses a standard position between the shoulder blades of the driver; and
a pressing control section that activates the pressing section when the drive state of the vehicle is automatic drive or when the drive state of the vehicle is switched from automatic drive to manual drive by the drive control section.

US Pat. No. 10,338,571

MOTOR CONTROLLER AND METHODS OF WIRELESSLY REPROGRAMMING MOTOR CONTROLLER

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A motor controller for controlling an electric motor, said motor controller comprising:a motion control microcontroller unit (MCU) for storing initial control parameters for said electric motor;
a wireless receiver communicatively coupled to said motion control MCU, said wireless receiver configured to:
activate in response to initiation of a wireless connection with a remote device;
receive a wireless control signal from the remote device, the wireless control signal including updated control parameters, and
transmit the updated control parameters to said motion control MCU; and
an energy management system configured to, without connection of said motor controller to an external power source, power said wireless receiver and said motion control MCU.

US Pat. No. 10,338,564

REMOTE MATERIAL YIELD OPTIMIZATION FOR LEATHER AND OTHER HETEROGENEOUS MATERIAL

GERBER TECHNOLOGY LLC, T...

1. A system for processing a work-piece comprising a sheet of material into pieces, the system comprising:a production environment including a facility for handling the work-piece, the production environment configured for collecting data characterizing the work-piece and for subsequently cutting the work-piece into a plurality of products; and
a development environment including at least one computer separate from the production environment, the development environment configured for receiving characterization data from the production environment, and, based on a plurality of nesting variables, developing a nesting strategy for cutting a plurality of products from the work-piece and providing the nesting strategy to the production environment without affecting production;
wherein developing the nesting strategy comprises:
developing a first nesting strategy and a second nesting strategy by applying the plurality of nesting variables;
iteratively changing the first nesting strategy and the second nesting strategy and comparing the first nesting strategy to the second nesting strategy to identify a preferred nesting strategy providing the best yield or processing time; and
selecting the preferred nesting strategy.

US Pat. No. 10,338,559

METHODS AND SYSTEM FOR REDUCING ENERGY USE IN BUILDINGS

Mariner Partners Inc., N...

1. A system for reducing energy use in buildings, the system comprising:one or more gateway devices; and
a data centre connected to one or more building systems of a building through the one or more gateway devices, the data centre comprising one or more databases and a processor, the processor being configured to:
receive source data from at least one of: the one or more building systems and one or more external sources;
store the source data in the one or more databases;
apply a plurality of energy optimization strategies to at least a subset of the source data to determine a set of proposed output values for each energy optimization strategy, independently of each other, wherein each set of proposed output values includes at least one equipment set point;
resolve any conflicts between the sets of proposed output values determined for the plurality of energy optimization strategies, to generate a set of harmonized output values; and
transmit the set of harmonized output values to the one or more building control systems through the one or more gateway devices; andwherein the processor is further configured to automate self-repair upon detecting equipment problems by:saving a record of the equipment problems;
attempting to correct the equipment problems;
saving a record of attempts to correct the equipment problems; and
notifying a technician if the equipment problems persist.

US Pat. No. 10,338,556

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DESCRIBING AND EXECUTING BEHAVIORS IN AUTONOMOUS AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS DEVICES

Digital Aerolus, Inc., S...

1. A computer-implemented method of describing and executing behaviors of an autonomous or semi-autonomous device, the computer-implemented method comprising:receiving a behavior source file;
compiling the behavior source file into an intermediary executable file and a set of parameter descriptions;
linking the intermediary executable file with a simulator so as to produce an executable file;
running the executable file in conjunction with the parameter descriptions in the simulator so as to find acceptable parameter values via a simulation;
compiling the intermediary executable file, a runtime of the autonomous or semi-autonomous device, and the acceptable parameter values so as to produce an executable control program; and
controlling the autonomous or semi-autonomous device according to the executable control program so that the autonomous or semi-autonomous device behaves according to the acceptable parameter values.

US Pat. No. 10,338,480

LITHOGRAPHY SYSTEM, SIMULATION APPARATUS, AND PATTERN FORMING METHOD

NIKON CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. A simulation apparatus for a lithography system configured to form a pattern on a substrate,the simulation apparatus comprising:
a first processing part configured to calculate a value of a parameter in a first set that is calculated relating to the forming of the pattern, and a second processing part configured to calculate a value of a parameter in a second set that is at least partially same as the parameter in the first set and that is calculated relating to the forming of the pattern; and
an integration processing part configured to evaluate, on the basis of the value of the parameter in the first set and the value of the parameter in the second set, at least one of a state of the pattern formed on the substrate and a forming condition when the pattern is formed, and to determine on the basis of the result of the evaluation whether or not to make at least one of the first processing part and the second processing part recalculate the value of at least one of the parameters in the first set and the second set.

US Pat. No. 10,338,458

PROJECTOR-USE LUMINESCENT WHEEL AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR, AND PROJECTOR-USE LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

NIPPON ELECTRIC GLASS CO....

1. A method for manufacturing a luminescent wheel for a projector including a phosphor layer which has a first principal surface and a second principal surface located on an opposite side to the first principal surface and is capable of being excited by entry of excitation light to emit fluorescence, a first glass layer provided on the first principal surface of the phosphor layer so as to be in contact with the first principal surface, and a second glass layer provided on the second principal surface of the phosphor layer so as to be in contact with the second principal surface, the method comprising the steps of:producing a laminate in which a second green sheet to be the phosphor layer is laid on top of a first green sheet to be the first glass layer and a third green sheet to be the second glass layer is laid on top of the second green sheet; and
firing the laminate to form the first green sheet, the second green sheet, and the third green sheet into the first glass layer, the phosphor layer, and the second glass layer, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,338,457

ELECTRONIC DEVICE CASING AND PROJECTOR

Qisda Corporation, Taoyu...

1. An electronic device casing, comprising:a first casing member, having a first indentation; and
a second casing member, comprising a casing member body and a detachable part attached to the casing member body, the detachable part having a second indentation, the first casing member and the second casing member being engaged with each other to form an internal accommodating space and an exposed recess, the first indentation and the second indentation are oppositely disposed to form a component installation opening connected to the internal accommodating space at the exposed recess, the casing member body comprising a bottom wall, the detachable part and the bottom wall forming an air flow bypass passage between the exposed recess and the bottom wall, two ends of the air flow bypass passage being connected to the internal accommodating space, the two ends being located at two sides of the exposed recess.

US Pat. No. 10,338,453

PHOTONIC CRYSTAL ALL-OPTICAL MULTISTEP-DELAY SELF-AND-TRANSFORMATION LOGIC GATE

Zhengbaio Ouyang, Shenzh...

1. A photonic crystal (PhC) all-optical multistep-delay self-AND-transformation logic gate, comprising:a PhC structure unit, an optical switch unit, a memory or delayer, a wave absorbing load, a D-type flip-flop unit and a NOT logic gate; a logic-signal (X) is connected with an input port of a two-branch waveguide, and two output ports of the two-branch waveguide are respectively connected with a memory input port and a logic-signal input port of said optical switch unit; an output port of said memory is connected with a delay-signal input port of the optical switch unit; two intermediate-signal output ports of said optical switch unit are respectively connected with an intermediate-signal input port of said PhC structure unit and said wave absorbing load; a clock-signal (CP) is connected with an input port of a three-branch waveguide, and three output ports of a three-branch waveguide are respectively connected with a NOT logic gate input port, a first clock-signal input port of said PhC structure unit, and a second clock-signal input port of said optical switch unit;
a NOT logic gate output port is connected with a third clock-signal input port of said D-type flip-flop unit; a signal output port of said PhC structure unit is connected with a D-signal input port of said D-type unit.

US Pat. No. 10,338,425

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND ITS DISPLAY PANEL

HUIZHOU CHINA STAR OPTOEL...

1. A display panel comprising a first substrate, a second substrate, a polymer dispersed liquid crystal layer and a plurality of gridwall structures, wherein the first substrate and the second substrate are disposed opposite to each other, the polymer dispersed liquid crystal layer, the plurality of gridwall structures are disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate; the plurality of gridwall structures are spaced apart from each other in the polymer dispersed liquid crystal layer, and each of the gridwall structures comprises a transparent gridwall and a film structure covering a surface of the transparent gridwall; the film structure sequentially comprises a first to Nth film layers in a direction away from the transparent gridwall; the refractivity of any two adjacent film layers of the first to the Nth film layers are different, and the reflectivity of one surface of the film structure facing the transparent gridwall is higher than the reflectivity of one surface of the film structure facing away from the transparent gridwall.

US Pat. No. 10,338,417

MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES FOR ION IMPURITIES IN LIQUID CRYSTAL MIXTURES

Henry Zhang Zou

1. A method for measuring a performance parameter of a liquid crystal mixture under test, the method comprising:providing a liquid crystal test cell having a pair of electrodes;
placing the liquid crystal mixture under test into the liquid crystal test cell;
applying an electrical driving signal to the electrodes of the liquid crystal test cell;
measuring an electrical response signal from the electrodes; and
based on the electrical driving signal and the electrical response signal, and in the absence of measuring light transmitted through or reflected off of the liquid crystal test cell, determining a twist elastic constant for the liquid crystal mixture under test;
wherein the twist elastic constant is determined from an ion distribution spectrum that includes a display of the number of ions present in the liquid crystal mixture under test versus a given frequency of the electrical driving signal.

US Pat. No. 10,338,413

PROCESS FOR MAKING A TEMPLE FOR AN EYEGLASS FRAME AND TEMPLE FOR AN EYEGLASS FRAME OBTAINED BY MEANS OF SUCH PROCESS

MARCOLIN S.P.A., Longaro...

1. Process for making a temple for an eyeglass frame, which comprises the following operational steps:a step of arranging an elongated body made of a plastic material extended along a main extension axis (Y);
a first heating step, in which said elongated body is heated up to its softening temperature ranging between 60° C.-100° C.;
a step of housing said elongated body in a shaped concavity of a mold;
a step of arranging a metallic rod-like core of length equal to or less than said elongated body;
a second heating step, in which said metallic core is heated at a temperature ranging between 250° C.-350° C.;
an insertion step, in which said metallic core is inserted within said elongated body along an insertion direction (X) substantially parallel to the main extension axis (Y) of said elongated body for at least one section of said elongated body;
said process being characterized in that:
said housing step is preceded by a step of positioning at least one ornamental element in at least one seat provided within the shaped concavity of said mold, and in such seat said ornamental element is at least partially retained by shape coupling;
said ornamental element has at least one undercut portion which, at least in said housing step, is completely embedded in the plastic material that constitutes said elongated body;
subsequent to said insertion step, at least one coupling portion of said ornamental element remains visible once said elongated body is extracted from said mold;
said positioning step provides for inserting, with shape coupling of male/female type, at least one projecting element of the coupling portion of the ornamental element in a corresponding recess of the seat of said mold;
following said insertion step, once said elongated body is extracted from said mold, a removal step is provided, in which said at least one projecting element is at least partially removed.

US Pat. No. 10,338,402

DESPECKLING STABILITY

PROJECTION VENTURES, INC....

1. A method of despeckling, comprising:generating, in an optical fiber, a stimulated Raman scattering light from an input laser light received by the optical fiber from a coupling assembly;
scrambling a fiber mode in the optical fiber; and
using a statistical averaging of a power of a component mode to improve stability of the stimulated Raman scattering light.

US Pat. No. 10,338,379

LENSES WITH CONSISTENT DISTORTION PROFILE

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A head-mounted display device, comprising:a display; and
a lens that includes an optically transparent substrate having a first lens surface and a second lens surface that is opposite to the first lens surface, wherein:
the lens is separate from the display;
the first lens surface includes a convex surface without Fresnel structures;
the second lens surface is defined by a convex base curvature and a plurality of Fresnel structures;
the lens is configured to focus light from a first location of the display on a pupil of an eye of a wearer in a first rotational position at a first time and focus light from a second location, distinct from the first location, of the display on the pupil of the eye of the wearer in a second rotational position that is distinct from the first rotational position at a second time that is distinct from the first time;
the first location of the display is located at a first distance from an optical axis of the lens and the second location of the display is located at a second distance, distinct from the first distance, from the optical axis of the lens;
the light from the first location of the display to the pupil of the eye of the wearer in the first rotational position and the light from the second location of the display to the pupil of the eye of the wearer in the second rotational position have a same optical path length; and
the optical path length is determined based in part on a refractive index of the optically transparent substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,338,376

IMAGE STABILIZATION AND PIXEL SHIFTING FOR A NANOSATELLITE IMAGING SYSTEM

Hera Systems, Inc., San ...

1. A satellite imaging system, mounted on or within a satellite adapted for use in orbit, for capturing images to be taken from the orbit, the satellite imaging system comprising:a telescope section arranged to receive incoming light;
a lens system, comprising at least one lens positioned in an optical path;
a camera having a sensor array that shifts in a perpendicular shift relative to an optical axis of the optical path while capturing an image to be captured to improve the resolution thereof; and
an attitude determination and control system, whereby the the attitude determination and control system stabilizes the satellite while capturing the image to be captured, in part by counteracting movement of the satellite that is caused by, or is predicted to be caused by, the perpendicular shift of the sensor array.

US Pat. No. 10,338,374

ELECTROWETTING DISPLAY DEVICE WITH DUAL FUNCTION DIFFUSER

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A display device, comprising:a first support plate and an opposing second support plate;
a pixel region between the first support plate and an inner surface of the second support plate; and
a diffuser disposed on the second support plate, the diffuser having a first diffusion area over the pixel region, the first diffusion area having a first region with a first diffusion profile and a second region with a second diffusion profile, the second region comprising a microstructure oriented at an angle with respect to a surface of the second region, the microstructure configured to diffuse light exiting the second region.

US Pat. No. 10,338,371

SPACE TELESCOPE WITH BEAM STEERING OBJECTIVE

1. A space telescope,(a) the space telescope comprising a primary objective, said primary objective having a center, the space telescope comprising at least one image sensor;
(b) said primary objective comprising a plurality of objective segments, whereby each objective segment redirects an incident light beam to a steered light beam aimed at a convergence point on an optical axis of the primary objective;
(c) each objective segment comprising a plurality of objective segment elements, each objective segment element being a straight bar having a v-shaped cross section, each objective segment element comprising a first blade and a second blade, the first blade and the second blade being joined at a vertex line segment, each blade having optically flat mirror surfaces on both sides, each objective segment element having a plane of symmetry passing through its vertex line segment, said plane of symmetry bearing the same angle to the first blade and to the second blade, the incident light beam and the steered light beam bearing substantially the same angle to the plane of symmetry, an incident light ray reflecting from a first blade of a first segment element, then from a first blade of a second segment element adjacent to the first segment element, then from a second blade of the second segment element, then from a second blade of the first segment element, whereby the light ray is directed to a separate component of the telescope such as a secondary mirror or a relay objective;
(d) each objective segment having
(1) all of its vertex line segments substantially mutually parallel and in a plane,
(2) all of its vertex line segments substantially perpendicular to a line extending from the center of the objective to each vertex line segment's midpoint,
(3) the planes of symmetry of its objective segment elements substantially coinciding;
(e) each objective segment comprising at least one spacer for positioning of objective segment elements.

US Pat. No. 10,338,369

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SETTING A SUITABLE EVALUATION PARAMETER FOR A FLUORESCENCE MICROSCOPE

LEICA MICROSYSTEMS CMS GM...

1. A method for setting and using a suitable evaluation parameter for stochastic localization microscopy imaging with a fluorescence microscope, the evaluation parameter being useable to prepare for generation of a complete localization microscopy image, the method comprising:prior to generating a complete localization microscopy image:
exciting fluorescent dye particles in a sample to fluoresce;
detecting fluorescent light originating from the fluorescent dye particles;
determining, for a first one of a plurality of partial images taken during the detecting of the fluorescent light, a graphical representation of a distribution of the fluorescent light that is representative of a distribution of a light quantity on a detector of the fluorescence microscope;
generating a signal representative of the graphical representation of the light distribution;
displaying the graphical representation of the light distribution on a display unit based on the generated signal;
associating each of a plurality of subregions of the graphical representation of the light distribution with a respective comparison value that is representative of a light quantity in the respective subregion;
using a predefined threshold value as an evaluation parameter during taking of the partial images which are later used to form the complete localization microscopy image;
comparing the comparison values to the threshold value;
marking subregions having a comparison value that is greater than the threshold value on the display unit with predefined markings;
changing the threshold value in accordance with a user input while the partial images continue to be taken, the threshold value being changed prior to defining an event and prior to determining a point representative of the event;
comparing the comparison values to the changed threshold value after the user input;
defining subregions having a comparison value that is greater than the changed threshold value as events and excluding from evaluation subregions having a comparison value that is lower than the changed threshold value;
determining, for each of the defined events, a point representative of a position of the respective fluorescent dye particle that caused the event; and then
generating the complete localization microscopy image of the sample using the partial images based on the points of the defined events.

US Pat. No. 10,338,365

SLIDE STORAGE, RETRIEVAL, TRANSFER, AND SCANNING SYSTEM FOR A SLIDE SCANNER

OPTRASCAN, INC., Cuperti...

1. A slide storage, retrieval, transfer and scanning system for a slide scanner comprising:a slide scanning stage configured to receive a slide into a slide holder below a microscope objective and move the slide holder in relation to the microscope objective in order to scan the slide;
a slide storage assembly configured to store at least one slide basket, wherein each of the at least one slide basket is configured to store a plurality of slides;
a slide basket transfer assembly configured to retrieve and store the at least one slide basket from and into the slide storage assembly, respectively;
a slide transfer assembly configured to retrieve a slide from the slide basket transfer assembly, deliver the slide to the slide scanning stage of a slide scanner, and return the slide from the slide scanning stage to the slide basket transfer assembly;
a slide basket holder of the slide basket transfer assembly being configured to move vertically along a Z axis in order to transfer a slide basket from the slide storage assembly to the slide transfer assembly; and
a support base of the slide transfer assembly being configured to move horizontally in an X-Y plane in order to transfer a slide from the slide basket transfer assembly to the slide scanning stage of the slide scanner, wherein the Z axis is perpendicular to the X-Y plane.

US Pat. No. 10,338,340

VISUAL CAMERA BEARING STRUCTURE CAPABLE OF SUPPORTING BARREL LENS OF A LARGE AREA

FUNDER ELECTRICAL GLOBAL ...

1. A visual camera bearing structure, comprising:a shaft body, having a top end portion and bottom end portion;
a through hole, configured inside said shaft body, one end of said through hole being in communication with said bottom end portion of said shaft body, another end thereof said top end portion of said shaft body, and said top end portion formed with a lens barrel accommodation opening; and
a barrel lens (a lens in a lens barrel) support having a larger diameter, configured on an outer peripheral wall of said top end portion of said shaft body;
wherein an inside of said lens barrel accommodation opening is configured with a lens barrel, two ends of said lens barrel are respectively configured with a base capable of being placed in said lens barrel accommodation opening and a lens accommodation portion exposed out of said lens accommodation opening, the area of said lens accommodation portion is larger than the one of said base, allowing an outer ring edge portion of said lens accommodation portion to be radially extended to correspond to said barrel lens support, and said outer ring edge portion of said lens accommodation portion is attached to said barrel lens support; an outer rim of said lens barrel accommodation opening is configured with a raised ring, and said outer ring edge portion of said lens accommodation portion an annular groove combinable with said raised ring corresponding to said raised ring.

US Pat. No. 10,338,315

SPLICING OF CRYSTAL FIBER TO SILICA FIBER WITH REACTION BONDING

The Government of the Uni...

1. A spliced fiber, comprising:a first portion, comprising a crystal fiber material;
a second portion, comprising a second fiber material that is different from the crystal fiber material; and
an intermediate region coupled between the first portion and the second portion, wherein the intermediate region has an elemental composition different from respective elemental compositions of the crystal fiber material and the second fiber material, wherein the elemental composition of the intermediate region comprises a graded mixture of elements, and wherein elements in the graded mixture transition, along the length of the intermediate region, from elements in the first portion to elements in the second portion.

US Pat. No. 10,338,262

ELECTROMAGNETIC RECEIVER TRACKING AND REAL-TIME CALIBRATION SYSTEM AND METHOD

CGG SERVICES SAS, Massy ...

1. An electromagnetic (EM) system for measuring EM signals, the EM system comprising:a survey EM transmitter for generating survey EM signals within a first frequency range;
a tracking reference frame;
plural tracking EM transmitters for generating tracking signals within a second frequency range, wherein the plural tracking EM transmitters are rigidly attached to the tracking reference frame; and
a receiver section, including a receiver housing and a receiver, that measures both the survey EM signals and the tracking signals,
wherein the receiver housing is attached with a connecting mechanism to the tracking reference frame so that the receiver housing freely translates and rotates in all directions.

US Pat. No. 10,338,256

DEMULTIPLE USING UP/DOWN SEPARATION OF TOWED VARIABLE-DEPTH STREAMER DATA

CGG SERVICES SAS, Massy ...

1. A method for processing recorded data acquired using a variable-depth streamer, the method comprising:receiving the recorded data acquired using the variable-depth streamer;
applying wavefield separation to the recorded data using a processor, at a locus of the variable-depth streamer, to obtain an up-going wavefield and a down-going wavefield at the locus of the variable-depth streamer;
extrapolating the up-going wavefield and the down-going wavefield from the locus of the variable-depth streamer to a predetermined datum, different from the locus of the variable-depth streamer;
calculating multiples by removing the extrapolated down-going wavefield at the predetermined datum from the extrapolated up-going wavefield at the predetermined datum;
extrapolating the multiples at the locus of the variable-depth streamer;
removing the extrapolated multiples from the up-going wavefield at the locus of the variable-depth streamer to obtain a primary dataset; and
generating an image of a geological formation under the seabed using (1) the primary dataset, and/or (2) the multiples.

US Pat. No. 10,338,254

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MULTI-VOLUME DIRECTIONAL DE-NOISING

CGG SERVICES SAS, Massy ...

1. A method for performing directional de-noising on seismic data recorded by seismic receivers detecting seismic waves emerging from a geophysical structure, the method comprising:receiving a seismic dataset, wherein the seismic dataset includes a model dataset and an input dataset to filter;
decomposing the model dataset into a plurality of model directions;
identifying which of the model directions to keep;
mapping the input dataset along the identified model directions resulting in a filtered output; and
generating an image of the geophysical structure based on the filtered output, for assessing presence of oil and/or gas reservoirs.

US Pat. No. 10,338,251

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DIRECTIONAL DESIGNATURE

CGG SERVICES SAS, Massy ...

1. A method for seismic exploration of a formation under the seafloor, the method comprising:receiving marine seismic data recorded by receivers towed above the formation following shots of a source;
for each of the shots,
calculating azimuth angles and take-off angles relative to the source for records in the marine seismic data, acquired by different among the receivers,
obtaining a source signature related to the shot and dependent on the azimuth angles and the take-off angles, and
applying a directional designature to the records using the source signature; and
generating an image of the formation using data obtained by applying shot-by-shot the directional designature, to assess whether oil and/or gas reservoirs are present in the formation.

US Pat. No. 10,338,245

METHODS AND SYSTEMS OF DETECTING A MICROSEISMIC EVENT USING AN ITERATIVE NON-LINEAR INVERSION ALGORITHM

CGG SERVICES SAS, Massy ...

1. A method for detecting microseismic events and using the detected microseismic events to monitor an oil and/or gas exploration or exploitation site, the method comprising:determining a spatial region for analysis;
for each potential microseismic event,
selecting a segment of time for analysis,
analyzing and correcting a plurality of traces acquired by a plurality of receivers placed over the spatial region during the segment of time using an iterative nonlinear inversion algorithm, wherein each iteration of the non-linear algorithm corrects the plurality of traces using at least one set of parameters defining the potential microseismic event, each set of the at least one set of parameters comprising at least one position and at least one focal mechanism parameter,
determining whether a final stack value of the plurality of traces corrected based on the at least one set of parameters of a final iteration of the iterative non-linear inversion algorithm exceeds a predetermined threshold, and
if the final stack value exceeds the predetermined threshold, establishing that an actual microseismic event defined by the at least one set of parameters of final iteration has been detected;
generating an image depicting the at least one position of one or more established actual seismic events;
optimizing hydraulic fracturing based on the image.

US Pat. No. 10,338,241

SEISMIC SWEEP USING ODD ORDER HARMONICS

CGG SERVICES SAS, Massy ...

1. A method for generating a seismic signal, comprising:generating a vibrator control signal having both a fundamental component and one or more odd order harmonic components defined as 2i+1, with i an integer equal to or larger than 1; and
applying the vibrator control signal to a vibrator which generates a seismic signal based on the vibrator control signal, the seismic signal being transmitted into ground or water,
wherein an amount of the one or more odd order harmonic components added to the vibrator control signal is determined based on one or more characteristics of the vibrator used to generate the seismic signal,
wherein the one or more odd order harmonic components is selected from a group of odd order harmonics with i ranging from 1 to 10.

US Pat. No. 10,338,240

METHOD AND SEISMIC VIBRATOR GUIDANCE SYSTEM BASED ON A FIELD ACQUIRED TRAJECTORY

CGG SERVICES SAS, Massy ...

1. A method for modifying a given path to be followed by a source during a 4-dimensional (4D) seismic survey, the method comprising:receiving the given path, comprising given shooting positions, at a control device on board a vehicle that caries the source, each given shooting position specifying a geographical location along the given path where the source is shot;
during a first seismic survey that is a baseline survey for the 4D seismic survey,
driving the vehicle around an obstacle that is encountered while following the given path, which results in deviating the vehicle from the given path, thus generating a new path, the new path comprising at least one new shooting position corresponding to one of the given shooting positions and
updating the given path, based on the new path, when a deviation condition is met,
wherein the given path is not further updated during any seismic survey of the 4D seismic survey subsequent to the baseline seismic survey.

US Pat. No. 10,338,095

METHOD FOR THE CORRECTION OF A MEASURED VALUE CURVE BY ELIMINATING PERIODICALLY OCCURRING MEASUREMENT ARTIFACTS, IN PARTICULAR IN A SOIL COMPACTOR

Hamm AG, Tirschenreuth (...

1. A method for improving precision of a degree of subsoil compaction produced by a rotating compactor roller of a soil compactor in a compaction process, comprising:A) providing a curve representing the motion of the rotating compactor roller, step A) comprising the actions:
a) provision of a measured value curve by recording a circumferential acceleration of the rotating compactor roller in a course of its rotary motion representing a periodically repeating event corresponding to one full rotation of the compaction roller, wherein the circumferential acceleration of the rotating compactor roller is recorded by at least one acceleration sensor;
b) division of the measured value curve into period-measured value curves allocated to a plurality of successive periods of the periodically repeating event, the action b) comprising an action b2) for the subtraction of a period-measured value curve mean value determined for each period-measured value curve from the allocated period-measured value curve for the provision of displaced period-measured value curves;
c) based on the period-measured value curves allocated to the plurality of periods, determination of a mean period-measured value curve;
d) formation of a difference between the period-measured value curves allocated to the plurality of periods, and the mean period-measured value curve for the provision of the difference-period-measured value curves allocated in each case to the periods; and
e) based on the difference period-measured value curves, determination of a corrected measured value curve for the plurality of successive periods of the periodically repeating event for thereby providing the curve representing the motion of the rotating compactor roller, the action e) comprising an action e1) for the determination of back-displaced difference-period-measured value curves by adding the difference-period-measured value curve each with the period-measured value curve mean value determined for the allocated period in the action b2);
B) evaluating the curve representing the motion of the rotating compactor roller for providing information relating to the degree of compaction of the compacted subsoil; and
C) compacting the subsoil via the soil compactor based on the information relating to the degree of compaction.

US Pat. No. 10,338,094

PRETREATMENT APPARATUS AND METHOD OF WHEEL SPEED

Hyundai Autron Co., Ltd.,...

1. An apparatus for pretreating a wheel speed for improving an accuracy in estimating a frequency of the wheel speed in disturbance, comprising:a disk coupled to a wheel of a vehicle;
a tone wheel including a plurality of teeth, wherein the tone wheel is coupled to the disk;
a hall sensor, wherein the hall sensor is installed in the vehicle such that the hall sensor detects each of the plurality of teeth of the tone wheel, and a measurement angle and an offset of each of the plurality of teeth of the tone wheel, wherein the hall sensor generates a speed signal using a frequency of rotation of the tone wheel based on the angle and the offset of each of the plurality of teeth of the tone wheel, and wherein the hall sensor determines a disturbance based on the angle and the offset of each of the plurality of teeth of the tone wheel;
a wheel sensor, the wheel sensor detecting the speed signal and the disturbance; and
a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), the TPMS indicting an air pressure of a tire with an improved accuracy in the estimated frequency of the speed signal by correcting a detection error of the wheel sensor caused by the disturbance at the time air pressure of a tire is estimated from the speed signal, wherein the TPMS includes;
an offset correcting unit, the offset correcting unit calculating a corrective offset and correcting the measurement angle with the calculated corrective offset when a disturbance is detected, the offset correcting unit further adding the calculated corrective offset to the measurement angle; and
a frequency estimating unit, the frequency estimating unit estimating a frequency of the speed signal generated by the hall sensor based on a result value calculated from the offset correcting unit,
wherein the offset correcting unit applies the corrective offset to or from the measurement angle of each of the plurality of teeth.

US Pat. No. 10,338,022

SENSOR CIRCUIT AND METHOD FOR MEASURING A PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL QUANTITY

ams AG, Unterpremstaette...

1. A sensor circuit for measuring a physical or chemical quantity, comprisinga capacitive sensor, comprising
a sense electrode and a base electrode together forming a capacitive element with a capacitance depending on the quantity;
a common electrode forming a first parasitic capacitance together with the sense electrode and a second parasitic capacitance together with the base electrode; wherein the sensor circuit is adapted to store a charge on the capacitive element via the sense electrode and the base electrode and to read out the stored charge via the sense electrode;
a buffer element connected between the sense electrode and the common electrode and adapted to drive the common electrode at a voltage applied to the sense electrode at least during the reading out of the stored charge;
an integration unit with a first integration input coupled to the sense electrode for receiving a sense signal depending on the read out charge and adapted to generate, based on the sense signal, at at least one integration output of the integration unit at least one output voltage being indicative of the stored charge; and
a reference unit coupled between the first integration input and at least one reference terminal of the sensor circuit and configured to adjust the sense signal with respect to a reference value.

US Pat. No. 10,337,926

LOW-DRIFT INFRARED DETECTOR

MELEXIS TECHNOLOGIES NV, ...

1. A semiconductor device for measuring IR radiation originating from outside the semiconductor device, comprising:a semiconductor substrate with a cap hermetically sealed to said substrate to enclose at least one cavity,
at least one sensor pixel arranged in the cavity, comprising a first absorber arranged for receiving said IR radiation, and adapted for generating a sensor output signal indicative of the incoming IR radiation,
at least one reference pixel arranged in the cavity, comprising a second absorber, and a heater for increasing the temperature of the second absorber by applying a power to that heater, wherein the reference pixel is shielded from said IR radiation, and adapted for generating a reference output signal indicative of the applied power to the heater,
wherein the semiconductor device comprises a controller adapted for:
measuring a responsivity of the semiconductor device by:
applying a power to the heater of the reference pixel, while not heating the sensor pixel,
measuring a first output signal of the unheated sensor pixel or of an unheated additional reference pixel and a first reference output signal of the heated reference pixel,
obtaining the responsivity as a function of a measure of the applied power to the heater and of the difference between the first output signal and the first reference output signal,
applying a period of cooling down of the reference pixel until the temperature of the reference pixel is substantially the same as the temperature of the sensor pixel,
generating the output signal indicative of the IR radiation, based on the difference between the sensor output signal of the sensor pixel and the reference output signal of the reference pixel measured when the temperature of the sensor pixel is substantially equal to the temperature of the reference pixel, by converting this difference into the output signal which is indicative of the IR radiation using the measured responsivity.

US Pat. No. 10,337,887

MAGNETIC SENSOR INHIBITING INFLUENCE OF INDUCED ELECTROMOTIVE FORCE

Asahi Kasei Microdevices ...

1. A magnetic sensor comprising:a magnetic converging plate;
an electromagnetic converting element disposed on one surface side of the magnetic converging plate;
at least two wires that connect to the electromagnetic converting element; and
a circuit that connects to the at least two wires and receives a signal from the electromagnetic converting element, wherein
between the electromagnetic converting element and the circuit, the at least two wires cross while being spaced apart from each other in a direction perpendicular to the one surface of the magnetic converging plate to form a compensation loop between a cross of the at least two wires and the circuit, and
in a planar view as seen in a direction perpendicular to the one surface of the magnetic converging plate, at least part of a region occupied by the compensation loop is covered by the magnetic converging plate.

US Pat. No. 10,337,714

LUMINAIRES HAVING A WIRELESS ANTENNA

CSC HOLDINGS, LLC, Bethp...

1. A luminaire comprising:a housing comprising an interior volume and at least one transparent or translucent surface bounding the interior volume;
a lamp within the interior volume and configured to emit light that passes through the at least one transparent or translucent surface;
a first wireless antenna positioned within the interior volume, configured to transmit or receive a wireless signal that passes through the at least one transparent or translucent surface, and configured to be operatively coupled to an access point through a communication link separate from the wireless signal that the antenna transmits or receives;
a first reflective surface positioned within the interior volume and configured to redirect the wireless signal; and
a second reflective surface positioned within the interior volume and configured to redirect light emitted from the lamp.

US Pat. No. 10,337,711

DUAL-VOLTAGE LIGHTED ARTIFICIAL TREE

Willis Electric Co., Ltd....

1. An artificial tree, comprising:a tree power transmission system for transmitting power from an external power source to the artificial tree, the tree power transmission system including a power plug, a set of primary power wires and a primary fuse,
a first tree section including a first trunk portion defining a first end having a first opening, a first plurality of branches coupled to the first trunk portion, a first set of lights distributed about the exterior of the first plurality of branches, and a first trunk electrical connector, the first trunk electrical connector in electrical connection with the tree power transmission system and the first set of lights and including a first set of electrical terminals, the first set of electrical terminals including a first electrical terminal, a second electrical terminal, a third electrical terminal and a fourth electrical terminal;
a second tree section including a second trunk portion, a second plurality of branches coupled to the second trunk portion, a second set of lights distributed about the exterior of the second plurality of branches, and a second trunk electrical connector, the second trunk electrical connector in electrical connection with the second set of lights and including a second set of electrical terminals, the second set of electrical terminals including a first electrical terminal, a second electrical terminal, a third electrical terminal and a fourth electrical terminal;
wherein the first tree section is configured to couple to the second tree section causing an electrical and a mechanical connection to be made between the first tree section and the second tree section, including between the first electrical terminal of the first trunk electrical connector and the first electrical terminal of the second trunk electrical connector, between the second electrical terminal of the first trunk electrical connector and the second electrical terminal of the second trunk electrical connector, between the third electrical terminal of the first trunk electrical connector and the third electrical terminal of the second trunk electrical connector, and between the fourth electrical terminal of the first trunk electrical connector and between the fourth electrical terminal of the second trunk electrical connector.

US Pat. No. 10,337,709

MIRRORING DEVICE

CAL-COMP BIG DATA, INC., ...

1. A mirroring device, comprising:a housing comprising a light transmissive cover;
a mirroring assembly arranged on the housing and comprising a display surface, the display surface being exposed on the housing, and the mirroring assembly being surrounded by the light transmissive cover;
an adjustable illuminator accommodated in the housing corresponding to the light transmissive cover, the adjustable illuminator comprising a bracket, the mirroring assembly is surrounded by the bracket, at least one illumination component and at least one pivotal plate corresponding to the illumination component being arranged on the bracket, the pivotal plate being rotatable for altering a projecting direction of the illumination component; and
an actuator comprising a pusher connected with the pivotal plate for pushing the pivotal plate to rotate.

US Pat. No. 10,337,691

INTEGRATING POINT SOURCE FOR TEXTURE PROJECTING BULB

Magic Leap, Inc., Planta...

1. A texture projecting light bulb comprising:an incandescent filament configured to produce infrared light;
an integrating sphere enclosing the incandescent filament, wherein the integrating sphere comprises a diffusely reflective interior surface, a baffle disposed at least partially within the integrating sphere, and an aperture configured to allow light to pass out of the integrating sphere; and
a light bulb enclosure surrounding the integrating sphere, the enclosure comprising one or more regions transmissive to infrared light and one or more regions opaque to infrared light, wherein the one or more transmissive regions are configured to project a structured light pattern of infrared light detectable by a computer vision system.

US Pat. No. 10,337,654

TOROIDAL FLUID SWIVEL FOR HIGH PRESSURE APPLICATIONS

SINGLE BUOY MOORINGS INC....

1. A fluid swivel for allowing transfer of a fluid across a rotary interface in a swivel rotational central plane between an incoming fluid line and an outgoing product piping, the swivel comprising:an inner annular element and an outer annular element, that are located with their adjacent cylindrical surfaces in a close proximity, the inner annular element and the outer annular element defining in the swivel rotational central plane a chamber between the adjacent cylindrical surfaces of the inner and outer annular elements for receiving the fluid, wherein the inner annular element of the swivel is arranged with a connecting conduit to be connected to an end of the incoming fluid line which extends through said element to the chamber for supply of the fluid to the chamber, and wherein the outer annular element of the swivel is arranged to be connected to the outgoing product piping and is provided with a primary duct for transport of the fluid from the chamber to the product piping; and
a primary outer reinforcing annular wall arranged adjacent to and around the outer peripheral wall of the outer annular element, the primary outer reinforcing annular wall being arranged with two peripheral centering surface portions for contacting and/or registering with the outer peripheral wall of the outer annular element, the primary outer reinforcing annular wall further being arranged with at least a first central peripheral opening extending along a portion of the periphery of the outer reinforcing annular wall for allowing the primary duct to pass through there.

US Pat. No. 10,337,640

VALVE CONNECTED TO A FEED CIRCUIT, A FEED CIRCUIT COMPRISING SUCH A VALVE AND A FEEDING METHOD OPERATING SUCH A FEED CIRCUIT

AKWEL SA, Champfromier (...

1. A feed circuit, configured for the flow of a liquid in a motor vehicle, the feed circuit comprising at least:a liquid tank,
a liquid-user device which is configured to use the liquid,
a pump which is configured to make the liquid circulate between the liquid tank and the liquid-user device, and
a valve, the valve being arranged between the pump and the liquid-user device, the valve operating, selectively, in a feed mode, in a latch mode or in a drain mode; wherein the valve comprises:
a first port configured for being connected to the pump and the liquid tank,
a second port configured for being connected to the at least one liquid-user device,
a first chamber connected to the first port,
a second chamber connected to the second port,
a seat presenting a passage arranged so that the liquid can flow between the first port and the second port,
a plug movable between i) an open position, in which the plug is away from the seat so that liquid can flow through the passage, and ii) a closed position, in which the plug bears against the seat so as to block the liquid flow through the passage, and
a biasing member which is configured to generate a biasing force so as to urge the plug toward the closed position,
an actuating member having:
a first face which is configured to sustain a pressure of the liquid that is present in the first chamber, and
a second face which is configured to sustain an actuating pressure which is exerted by an actuating fluid so that the actuating member is at least in partially movable between i) an actuation position, in which the actuating member allows placing the plug in the open position, and ii) a rest position, in which the actuating member allows placing the plug in the closed position,
 the plug, the biasing member and the actuating member being configured so that the valve operates consecutively:
in the feed mode, the plug is in the open position and the actuating member is in the rest position, so that the liquid flows from the first port toward the second port, or
in the latch mode, the plug is in the closed position and the actuating member is in the rest position, so that no liquid does flow between the first port and the second port, or
in the drain mode, the plug is in the open position and the actuating member is in the actuation position, so that the liquid flows from the at least one liquid-user device into the second port of the valve and out of the first port of the value in order to reach the pump and the liquid tank, the pump being configured to be arranged between the first port of the valve and the liquid tank, wherein the valve is configured such that the liquid in flowing from the at least one liquid-user device to the liquid tank passes into and out of the valve and the pump a single time;
wherein the feed circuit further comprises:
an accumulator which is configured to contain a variable volume of the liquid at a variable pressure, and
a pressure sensor which is arranged for measuring the pressure of the liquid that is present in the accumulator, the pressure sensor being configured to transmit, to a control unit, signals which are representative of the pressure of the liquid that is present in the accumulator.