US Pat. No. 10,367,593

ARCHITECTURE FOR A WIRELESS MEDIA SYSTEM

Arria Live Media, Inc., ...

1. An audio system comprising:(a) a transmitter system that includes a microphone for receiving an analog audio source and a transmitter module wirelessly transmitting a transmission signal representative of said analog audio source;
(b) said transmitter module transmitting said transmission signal in a UHF-band;
(c) said transmitter module supporting both unicast and broadcast modalities transmitting and receiving digital data in a 2.4 GHz band, where said digital data is at least one of control data for controlling said audio system and status data for the status of said audio system;
(d) said transmitter module configured to not being capable of sending said transmission signal representative of said analog audio source using said 2.4 GHz band;
(e) a receiver system remote from said transmitter module that includes a receiver module for wirelessly receiving said transmission signal representative of said analog audio source and converting a received said transmission signal representative of said analog audio source to a line-level audio output;
(f) said receiver system incorporating a module supporting both unicast and broadcast modalities transmitting and receiving digital data in a 2.4 GHz band, where said digital data is at least one of control data for controlling said audio system and status data for the status of said audio system.

US Pat. No. 10,367,592

WIRELESS RADIO DEVICE ALIGNMENT TOOLS AND METHODS

Ubiquiti Networks, Inc., ...

1. An alignment tool to assist in aligning a first wireless radio device and a second wireless radio device, the alignment tool comprising a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing a set of instructions capable of being executed by a processor, wherein the set of instructions, when executed by the processor, causes the processor to:determine a location of the first wireless radio device;
determine a location of the second wireless radio device;
calculate a direction of the first wireless radio device relative to the second wireless radio device; and
use a compass to determine a direction to point the second wireless radio device so that the second wireless device is oriented towards the first wireless radio device; and
cause an indicator of the direction to point the second wireless radio device to be displayed.

US Pat. No. 10,367,589

RECEIVER FOR COHERENT OPTICAL TRANSPORT SYSTEMS BASED ON ANALOG SIGNAL PROCESSING AND METHOD THEREOF

Indian Institute of Techn...

8. A method of recovering transmitted data in a coherent optical link by jointly processing one or more complex signals in analog domain, comprising the steps of:compensating one of chromatic dispersion (CD) or polarization mode dispersion (PMD) or both using an equalizer module for signals with a bit rate at least three times baud rate, wherein updating of weight coefficients in said equalizer module is performed using adaptive signal processing algorithms, said equalizer module includes a transversal filter implemented in continuous time mode;
recovering carrier phase; and
compensating said carrier phase in said signals using a carrier phase recovery and compensation block wherein mixing of signal at the input of said carrier phase recovery block with the output of quadrature phase voltage controlled oscillator (QVCO) using single side band (SSB) mixers resulting the subtraction of offset phase from said input signals.

US Pat. No. 10,367,571

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING DATA IN WIRELESS SYSTEM

GRAND MATE CO., LTD., Ta...

1. A method for transmitting data in a wireless system, wherein the wireless system comprises a server, a relay device, and at least one appliance, wherein the server and the relay device are connected to an internet respectively; the relay device is wirelessly connected to the at least one appliance, and is adapted to receive and store a state information of the at least one appliance; the method comprising the steps of:A. connecting to the server by the relay device through the internet, which is adapted for the relay device and the server to transmit data to each other;
B. determining with the relay device whether the relay device is stored with the state information sent from the at least one appliance;
if the relay device stores the state information sent from the at least one appliance, then sending the state information to the server by the relay device;
otherwise, sending a first interactive command to the server by the relay device, wherein the first interactive command corresponds to a situation that the relay device is not stored with any state information of the at least one appliance; and
C. sending a second interactive command to the server with the relay device, and then interrupting a connection between the relay device and the server, wherein the second interactive command requests the server to interrupt the connection with the relay device.

US Pat. No. 10,367,538

WATERPROOF CASE

CATALYST LIFESTYLE LIMITE...

1. A protective case for an electronic device comprising:a case member, the case member including a plurality of case member snap attachment structures formed therein, the case member including at least one acoustic port formed therein, and the case member having an exterior that includes a bottom surface, an extension and a hook member each extend from the bottom surface and are spaced from each other to define a slot therebetween;
at least one acoustic membrane mounted to the case member about the acoustic port, the at least one membrane being air and water proof;
a case cover including case cover snap attachment structures formed thereon that couple with the case member snap attachment structures;
the case member and the case cover being removably joined and defining an air and water tight volume shaped to receive an electronic device; and
a gasket co-molded to the case member, the casket defining a cavity, being mechanically attached to the case member and having a portion that extends over the exterior of the case member, and being positioned between planar surfaces of the case member and case cover, the gasket being axially compressed between the case member and the case cover to provide a water and air tight seal, and the compression of the gasket being maintained by the connection of the snap attachment structures and the case cover snap attachment structures, and the hook member of the case member being retained within the cavity defined in the gasket.

US Pat. No. 10,367,514

PASSIVE PHASED INJECTION LOCKED CIRCUIT

Circuit Seed, LLC, Newpo...

1. A passive phased injection locked circuit comprising:first and second transmission lines, said first transmission line comprises a plurality of current-starved inverters, and said second transmission line comprises a corresponding number of current-starved inverters to said first transmission line;
each of said first and second transmission lines comprising
1) an input and an output; and
2) said current-starved inverters connected electrically in series between said input and said output, each of said current-starved inverters being operative to delay said phase of AC signal applied to said input;
wherein an output of one of said current-starved inverters in said first or second transmission line is capacitively coupled to said input of said next higher corresponding one of said current-starved inverters in said other transmission line to form a network between said first and second transmission lines, said network being operative to advance said phases of said applied AC signal in concert along said transmission line.

US Pat. No. 10,367,502

ISOLATION DEVICE WITH HALF DUPLEX CHANNEL

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. An isolation device comprising:a first circuitry having at least a first emitter and a first detector;
a second circuitry having at least a dual-purpose component;
an isolation material configured to electrically isolate the first circuitry from the second circuitry; and
a switching circuitry adapted to connect the dual-purpose component to emit a first signal for detection by the first detector in a first configuration, and to receive a second signal from the first emitter in a second configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,367,496

GATE VOLTAGE CONTROL CIRCUIT OF INSULATED GATE BIPOLAR TRANSISTOR AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

Delta Electronics (Shangh...

1. A gate voltage control circuit of an IGBT, comprising:an active clamping circuit comprising a first terminal, a second terminal, and a third terminal, the first terminal being connected with a collector of the IGBT for receiving a collector-emitter voltage of the IGBT, and the second terminal being connected with a gate of the IGBT;
a power amplifier circuit comprising a first terminal and a second terminal, the third terminal of the active clamping circuit being connected with the first terminal of the power amplifier circuit, the second terminal of the power amplifier circuit being coupled to the gate of the IGBT for outputting a gate voltage; and
a voltage control circuit comprising a first terminal and a second terminal, wherein the first terminal of the voltage control circuit is configured to receive a drive signal, the second terminal of the voltage control circuit is connected with the third terminal of the active clamping circuit and the first terminal of the power amplifier circuit for outputting a control voltage which controls the gate voltage;
wherein when the collector-emitter voltage is greater than or equal to a clamping voltage, the second terminal and the third terminal of the active clamping circuit respectively inject charges into the gate of the IGBT and the second terminal of the voltage control circuit, such that the gate voltage is greater than a gate threshold voltage, and the control voltage outputted by the voltage control circuit controls the gate voltage of the IGBT to be less than a preset voltage, the preset voltage being greater than the gate threshold voltage and less than a gate voltage value of the IGBT which is normally turned on.

US Pat. No. 10,367,489

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TRANSFERRING POWER ACROSS AN ISOLATION BARRIER

Analog Devices Gloval, H...

10. A method of transferring power across an isolation barrier, the method comprising:generating an oscillating power signal in a first side of the isolation barrier;
transferring the oscillating power signal from the first side of the isolation barrier to a second side of the isolation barrier; and
dithering the oscillating power signal to modify a spectral distribution of the oscillating power signal.

US Pat. No. 10,367,478

WINDOW FUNCTION PROCESSING MODULE

Shenzhen Goodix Technolog...

1. A window function processing module, comprising:an integrating circuit, configured to receive an integrating input signal to generate an integrating output signal, the integrating circuit comprises:
an operational amplifier;
an integrating capacitor, coupled to an output terminal and a first input terminal of the operational amplifier; and
an adjustable impedance module, coupled between the first input terminal of the operational amplifier and an integrating input terminal of the integrating circuit, wherein the adjustable impedance module is controlled by at least one control signal to adjust an impedance value of the adjustable impedance module, and the impedance value is related to an integration gain of the integrating circuit; and
a control unit, coupled to the integrating circuit, configured to generate the at least one control signal according to a window function, to adjust the integration gain of the integrating circuit, such that the integrating output signal is related to an operation result of the integrating input signal and the window function.

US Pat. No. 10,367,476

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SIGNAL DECOMPOSITION, ANALYSIS AND RECONSTRUCTION

Vios Medical, Inc., Wood...

1. An apparatus comprising:a computer having a storage device;
a source of an initial series of digitized signal values;
a first filter bank that includes a set of digital bandpass filters per octave of frequency, each digital bandpass filter of each set of digital bandpass filters operably coupled to the source of the initial series of digitized signal values and each digital bandpass filter configured to digitally filter the initial series of digitized signal values, wherein each set of digital bandpass filters has a respective center frequency that is unique among respective center frequencies of all sets of digital bandpass filters, and wherein each set of digital bandpass filters has a respective filter output signal;
a first fractional-phase-unit bank that includes a respective fractional-phase unit corresponding to each set of digital bandpass filters, and configured to receive the respective filter output signal and to generate a respective fractional phase representation for each successive time period; and
a state constructor that constructs a plurality of successive states containing information derived from the respective fractional phase representations of the first fractional-phase-unit bank.

US Pat. No. 10,367,443

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SUPPORTING SOLAR PANELS

Alion Energy, Inc., Rich...

1. A method of supporting solar panels, the method comprising:forming first and second concrete tracks;
assembling first, second, and third racking structures, each comprising:
front and rear legs;
first landings at tops of the front legs;
second landings at tops of the rear legs, wherein the second landings are not directly coupled to the first landings by a structural member;
front feet at bottoms of the front legs; and
rear feet at bottoms of the rear legs;
securing the front feet of the assembled first, second, and third racking structures to the first concrete track;
securing the rear feet of the first, second, and third racking structures to the second concrete track;
placing a first solar panel on the first and second landings of the first and second racking structures;
securing a first edge of the first solar panel to each of the first and second landings of the first racking structure;
placing a second solar panel on the first and second landings of the second racking structure and on the first and second landings of the third racking structure; and
securing a second edge of the first solar panel and a first edge of the second solar panel to the first and second landings of the second racking structure
wherein the first concrete track and the second concrete track are positioned in a direction that is transverse to the first edge of the first solar panel, the first edge of the second solar panel, and the second edge of the first solar panel.

US Pat. No. 10,367,417

VOLTAGE-BASED AUTO-CORRECTION OF SWITCHING TIME

SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOG...

1. A control device for a switching voltage regulator having a switching module to supply a switching voltage to a load, the control device comprising:a comparator configured to compare the switching voltage with a reference voltage to provide a disable signal to the switching module; and
a spike detection circuit configured to receive the switching voltage and output an offset control signal to execute a time shift to the disable signal,
wherein the spike detection circuit comprises a first input coupled to the switching voltage, a second input coupled to a threshold voltage, and an output for providing the offset control signal to the comparator.

US Pat. No. 10,367,408

ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY FILTER WITH AN INTEGRATED POWER LINE COMMUNICATION INTERFACE

Enphase Energy, Inc., Pe...

1. An integrated electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) filter and power line communication (PLC) interface, comprising:a first filter winding and a second filter winding configured as a common mode choke; and
a two-part winding wound on the same core as the common mode choke, wherein the two-part winding comprises (i) a first winding coupled proximate the first filter winding; and (ii) a second winding coupled proximate the second filter winding, wherein the first winding and the second winding have an equal number of turns, and wherein phasing of the first winding is reversed with respect to the second winding.

US Pat. No. 10,367,356

ENERGY GENERATION LOAD COMPENSATION

Honey Badger Internationa...

1. A method of controlling an inverter energy system supplying power to a site, the inverter energy system connected to a mains power supply and to a site load and comprising a first inverter energy string and one or more further inverter energy strings, the method includingmonitoring, at a monitoring point at the site, the forward or reverse power flow into or out of the mains power supply;
setting a rate limit for power flow out of the mains power supply;
controlling the supply of power from the inverter energy system so that the power flow out of the mains power supply is controlled to be within the rate limit;
when power is in the forward direction, connecting said one or more further inverter energy strings to supply the load otherwise supplied by the mains power supply; and
when forward power or site load decreases, isolating said one or more further inverter energy strings to avoid over generation from the one or more further inverter energy strings above the rate limit.

US Pat. No. 10,367,355

CASCADED MULTI-LEVEL INVERTER SYSTEM AND MODULATION METHOD THEREOF, AND CONTROLLER

SUNGROW POWER SUPPLY CO.,...

1. A modulation method for a cascaded multi-level inverter system, applied to a controller for the cascaded multi-level inverter system, the cascaded multi-level inverter system comprising a reactive compensation device and a plurality of inverter units, the reactive compensation device and the plurality of inverter units being connected with the controller, the reactive compensation device being connected with a power grid, the plurality of inverter units being connected with a plurality of DC sources respectively, the modulation method comprising:performing a maximum power point tracking control based on a voltage signal and a current signal of each of the plurality of DC sources and a voltage signal and a current signal of the power grid obtained by sampling, calculating a first modulation signal for suppressing power imbalance, and outputting the first modulation signal to each of the plurality of inverter units;
calculating a reactive compensation current component based on the voltage signal and the current signal of each of the plurality of DC sources and the voltage signal of the power grid obtained by sampling;
calculating a reactive current instruction value which is equal in size and opposite in direction to the reactive compensation current component based on the reactive compensation current component;
calculating an active current instruction value based on a DC-side voltage set value signal of the reactive compensation device, and a DC-side voltage signal of the reactive compensation device obtained by sampling; and
calculating, based on the reactive current instruction value, the active current instruction value, and a current signal of the reactive compensation device obtained by sampling, a second modulation signal for causing an output power factor of the cascaded multi-level inverter system to be 1, and outputting the second modulation signal to the reactive compensation device.

US Pat. No. 10,367,353

MANAGING QUEUE DISTRIBUTION BETWEEN CRITICAL DATACENTER AND FLEXIBLE DATACENTER

Lancium LLC, Houston, TX...

1. A system comprisinga flexible datacenter comprising:
a behind-the-meter power input system,
a first power distribution system,
a datacenter control system, and
a first plurality of computing systems powered by the behind-the-meter power input system via the first power distribution system, wherein the flexible datacenter control system is configured to modulate power delivery to the plurality of computing systems based on one or more monitored power system conditions or an operational directive;
a critical datacenter comprising:
a power input system,
a second power distribution system,
a critical datacenter control system, and
a second plurality of computing systems powered by the power input system via the second power distribution system;
a queue system configured to organize a plurality of computational operations, wherein the queue system is distributed into multiple queue subsystems with each queue subsystem organizing a set of computational operations according to rules associated with that queue subsystem;
a first communication link connecting the flexible datacenter, the critical datacenter, and the queue system; and
a routing control system configured to (i) identify, using the queue system, a computational operation to be performed, (ii) determine whether to route the computational operation to the flexible datacenter, and (iii) based on a determination to route the computational operation to the flexible datacenter, cause the computational operation to be sent to the flexible datacenter via the first communication link.

US Pat. No. 10,367,334

MANUFACTURABLE LASER DIODE

Soraa Laser Diode, Inc., ...

1. An intermediate structure of a laser device, comprising:an epitaxial structure comprising an n-type cladding region, an active region comprising at least one active layer overlying the n-type cladding region, and a p-type cladding region overlying the active region;
a gallium and nitrogen containing substrate; and
a single sacrificial region disposed between the n-type cladding region of the epitaxial structure and the gallium and nitrogen containing substrate, the single sacrificial region having a narrower lateral width than each of the n-type cladding region, the active region, and the p-type cladding region.

US Pat. No. 10,367,333

INCREASING FABRY-PEROT CAVITY FREE SPECTRAL RANGE IN HYBRID LASERS

Nokia of America Corporat...

1. An apparatus, comprising:an optical amplifier waveguide;
an optical reflector located to reflect back some light received at or near a first end of the optical amplifier waveguide; and
another optical waveguide having a first end located to receive light at or near a second end of the optical amplifier waveguide, the another optical waveguide having a sequence of optical ring resonators optically connected there along, each of the optical ring resonators being configured to have a different free spectral range, wherein a first one of the ring resonators is configured to have a free spectral range of about two times a free spectral range of a second one of the ring resonators.

US Pat. No. 10,367,329

DIRECT DIODE PUMPED TI:SAPPHIRE LASERS AND AMPLIFIERS

KM Labs Inc., Boulder, C...

1. A system for amplification of ultrafast laser pulses, comprising:a seed source of seed light having spectral components within the Ti:sapphire gain bandwidth of 600-1080 nm;
a gain medium comprising a Ti:sapphire crystal; and
a diode pump beam source comprising a diode laser emitting within the Ti:sapphire absorption bandwidth of ˜400-600 nm; and
a cooling device for cooling the Ti:sapphire crystal to below 200 K;
wherein the diode pump beam is directed into the Ti:sapphire crystal creating a population inversion; and
wherein the seed source is passed through the population inversion region of the Ti:sapphire crystal to effect gain.

US Pat. No. 10,367,325

ACTIVE ELEMENT SLAB FOR A LASER SOURCE

1. An active element slab for a laser source, comprising:at least one input surface of a pump beam;
a first section in the shape of an elongated bar along a longitudinal axis that includes a first doped matrix configured to absorb the pump beam to amplify a laser beam travelling longitudinally;
a second section that covers, at least partially, the first section, where the second section includes a second doped matrix that is configured to absorb the laser beam and is transparent to the pump beam; and
a third section in the shape of an elongated bar along the longitudinal axis, which includes a third doped matrix that is configured to absorb parasitic laser beam, the first section including two parts between which the third section is sandwiched.

US Pat. No. 10,367,323

CRIMPING HAND TOOL

JETOOL CORP., New Taipei...

1. A crimping hand tool is configured for crimping a coaxial cable to a coaxial terminal, the crimping hand tool comprising:a first body;
a second body pivoted to the first body;
a first linking body having a first end and a second end, the first end being pivoted to the second body;
a second linking body having a third end and a fourth end, the third end being pivoted to the first body;
a third linking body having a fifth end and a sixth end, wherein the second end, the fourth end, and the sixth end are pivoted coaxially;
a moving assembly pivoted to the fifth end, the moving assembly being slidably coupled to the first body along an axial direction; and
a crimping assembly disposed on the moving assembly to move along with the moving assembly, wherein the first body and the second body being forced and pivoted to each other, and slide the moving assembly along the axial direction through the first linking body, the second linking body, and the third linking body, such that the moving assembly drives the crimping assembly to crimp the coaxial cable and the coaxial terminal together,
wherein the first body comprises:
a base;
a pair of side plates assembled at two opposite sides of the base; and
a handle assembled to the pair of side plates and forming an accommodating space to accommodate at least a portion of the first linking body, at least a portion of the second linking body, at least a portion of the third linking body, and at least a portion of the moving assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,367,322

HARD DISK DATA INTERFACE PITCH CONVERTER

JIANGSU LEWINSH ELECTRONI...

1. A hard disk data interface pitch converter, comprising:a converting part, which comprises converting terminals and contact terminals, wherein the contact terminals comprise a plurality of metallic conductors which are independent from one another, the converting terminals comprise metallic conductors which have a relatively large interval at one end and a relatively small interval at the other end, and the end of the converting terminals where the metallic conductors have the large interval between is connected in a one-to-one manner to an end of the metallic conductors in the contact terminals;
a short connection part, which is operable to connect any two or more non-adjacent metallic conductors in the contact terminals through metallic conductors;
a base, which is provided with a channel for accommodating the contact terminals and a slot for fixing the short connection part; and
a cover body, which cooperates with the base for protecting the converting part and the short connection part,
wherein an extension part is formed by digging each of the metallic conductors in the contact terminals, and the extension part exactly shields a gap between the contact terminals and the channel.

US Pat. No. 10,367,314

POWER PEDESTAL WITH BREAKAWAY PEDESTAL BASE

A. C. DANDY PRODUCTS LTD....

1. A power pedestal assembly comprising:(a) a pedestal body having an upper end and a lower end, said pedestal body comprising a hollow tube having planar pedestal body sidewalls defining a pedestal interior;
(b) a pedestal base adapted for mounting to a support element, wherein:
the pedestal base comprises a central plate, and one or more planar flanges extending vertically from the central plate; and
said one or more planar flanges are configured to fit within the pedestal interior at the lower end of the pedestal body, with each of the one or more flanges fitting closely adjacent to one of the pedestal body sidewalls so as to define a vertical interface between each flange and its associated pedestal body sidewall; and
(c) stress-relief means associated with the pedestal body and the pedestal base, such that when a lateral force is applied to the pedestal body, the pedestal body will break away at least partially from the pedestal base before the pedestal body experiences structural overload.

US Pat. No. 10,367,309

ELECTRICAL RECEPTACLE CONNECTOR

Advanced Connectek Inc., ...

1. An electrical receptacle connector, comprising:a shielding shell;
an insulation housing arranged inside the shielding shell and having a tongue portion extending to the outside of the shielding shell;
a plurality of terminals arranged at the insulation housing, wherein each of the terminals has a contact segment and a soldering segment, the contact segment is located on the tongue portion and protrudes from the tongue portion by a distance, the soldering segment extends out the insulation housing, and the soldering segments are coplanar; and
a shielding plate embedded inside the tongue portion of the insulation housing and located between the terminals which are located on two surfaces of the tongue portion.

US Pat. No. 10,367,298

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

HARWIN PLC, Hampshire (G...

1. An apparatus for connecting two electrical connectors together, the apparatus comprising:a locking collar having at least one protrusion;
a first electrical connector; and
a second electrical connector;
wherein the first electrical connector comprises one or more electrical contacts arranged to mate with one or more electrical contacts in the second electrical connector in order to form an electrical connection, and the collar is arranged to receive at least a portion of the first and second connectors and releasably lock the first and/or second connector, and wherein at least one of the first electrical connector and the second electrical connector comprises a main body portion comprising at least one channel on an outer surface for cooperating with the at least one protrusion of the locking collar, and a contact portion comprising a cartridge positioned within the main body portion, wherein the contact portion further comprises at least a first male contact and a first female contact connected to the cartridge.

US Pat. No. 10,367,296

MODULAR ELECTRICAL POWER SUPPLY AND CONTROL SYSTEM

ECCO DESIGN, INC., New Y...

1. A modular electrical connector comprising:a magnet;
a first insulating sheet covering a first side of the magnet;
a second insulating sheet covering a second side of the magnet, the second side of the magnet being opposite the first side of the magnet;
a first ferrous metal sheet attached to the first insulating sheet;
a second ferrous metal sheet attached to the second insulating sheet;
wherein the first ferrous metal sheet and the second ferrous metal sheet extend a predetermined distance beyond an end of the magnet to form a first channel having a first predetermined separation, and
wherein the magnet magnetizes the first ferrous metal sheet and the second ferrous metal sheet;
a first electrical connector connected to the first ferrous metal sheet for providing a first voltage; and
a second electrical connector connected to the second ferrous metal sheet for providing a second voltage different than the first voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,367,293

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

SMK Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. An electrical connector comprising:a holding member having an insulation property;
a contact having a conductive property, the contact being held by the holding member, the contact including a connection portion exposed on a front side of the holding member to be connected to a mating contact of a mating connector and a terminal portion protruding from the holding member;
a shell configured to be cylindrical and contain the holding member, the shell including a large diameter portion and a small diameter portion, the large diameter portion having a fitting portion open forward into which the mating connector is insertable, the small diameter portion being provided at the rear of the large diameter portion so as to protrude the terminal portion therefrom, the small diameter portion having a smaller diameter than the large diameter portion; and
a seal member configured to be elastically deformable and be provided on an outer periphery of the small diameter portion, wherein
the shell comprises a front shell member having at least the large diameter portion, and a rear shell member having at least the small diameter portion, the rear shell member being formed as a separate member from the front shell member, and
the front shell member and the rear shell member are electrically connected to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,367,274

BODY CLAMP CONNECTOR

PERFECTVISION MANUFACTURI...

1. A connector is a male coaxial connector comprising:a post that is hollow interengages a fastener and a body, the post, fastener and body in coaxial arrangement;
an annular space between the body and the post;
the annular space for receiving a coaxial cable ground conductor;
a shoe moveable in a body sidewall window; and,
the shoe for urging the coaxial cable ground conductor toward the post;
wherein an end cap slidably engages the body and movement of the end cap toward the fastener moves the shoe toward the post with the coaxial cable ground conductor therebetween.

US Pat. No. 10,367,271

TERMINAL BLOCK WITH LATERAL ELASTIC HANDLES

DINKLE ENTERPRISE CO., LT...

1. A terminal block with lateral elastic handles for inserting at least one cable, comprisingan insulation base (10) having at least one accommodating space (100), and an insertion opening (101), an exit opening (102) and a side opening (103) communicated with the accommodating space (100); the insertion opening (101) and the exit opening (102) disposed at opposite sides of the insulation base (10); the side opening (103) located at an outer surface of the insulation base (10) between the insertion opening (101) and the exit opening (102);
at least one conducting terminal structure (20) disposed in the insulation base (10), the conducting terminal structure (20) comprising a first conductive sheet (21) and a second conductive sheet (22) connected to the first conductive sheet (21); the first conductive sheet (21) and the second conductive sheet (22) disposed oppositely and formed with an insertion space (200) adjacent to the exit opening (102) for inserting the cable (2), and the first conductive sheet (21) extended with a stopping plate (211) adjacent to the insertion opening (101);
at least one spring plate (30) comprising an abutting section (31), and one end of the abutting section (31) abutted against the stopping plate (211) elastically; and
at least one elastic handle (40) comprising a clamping portion (41) and a resilience arm (42) connected with the clamping portion (41); the resilience arm (42) fixed to the insulation base (10), and the clamping portion (41) movably disposed at the side opening (103) and being capable of pressing the abutting section (31).

US Pat. No. 10,367,268

LEAKY-WAVE ANTENNA

Denki Kogyo Company, Limi...

1. A leaky-wave antenna comprising as an element unit, a CRLH transmission line configured by multiply connecting CRLH unit cells in a periodic fashion between one ends and the opposite ends of two parallel lines,wherein the unit cells each has a left-handed series capacitor on each of the two parallel lines and has a left-handed parallel inductor between the two parallel lines, and
when power is fed to the two parallel lines, the two parallel lines and the series capacitor serve to emit a vertical polarization component and also, the parallel inductor and a conductor between the two parallel lines serve to emit a horizontal polarization component.

US Pat. No. 10,367,246

EASYLY DEPLOYABLE PHASED ANTENNA FOR A SPACECRAFT AND SYSTEM OF SUCH ANTENNAS

VILNIUS UNIVERSITY, Viln...

1. A self-deploying antenna for spacecraft, comprising:at least one pair of transversal members, each of the transversal members of the at least one pair of transversal members being made of a first self-straightening metal strip;
a mounting chamber for mounting the antenna to the spacecraft, wherein each of the transversal members of the at least one pair of transversal members have a first end and an opposite second end, the first end attached to the mounting chamber and the second end being free; and
a plurality of monopole electric vibrators made of a second self-straightening metal strip and attached to the transversal members of the at least one pair of transversal members,
wherein a first joint angle between one transversal member of the at least one pair of transversal members and at least one of said monopole electric vibrators is close to zero when the antenna is in un-deployed transportation state, and a second joint angle between another transversal member of the at least one pair of transversal members and at least one monopole electric vibrator associated with said another transversal member is close to zero when the antenna is in the un-deployed transportation state,
the first joint angle between the one transversal member and the at least one monopole electric vibrator associated with said one transversal member is greater than zero when the antenna is in a deployed state, and the second joint angle between the another transversal member and the at least one monopole electric vibrator associated with said another transversal member is greater than zero when the antenna is in deployed state, and
wherein monopole electric vibrators associated with said one transversal member and monopole electric vibrators associated with said another transversal member are configured to unbend in different direction respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,367,239

INTEGRAL BATTERY TEMPERATURE CONTROL SYSTEM

Elite Power Holdings LLC,...

1. An integral battery heating system comprising:a) a battery controller;
b) a battery unit comprising a plurality of battery cells, said battery unit comprising:
i) a battery housing;
ii) a positive terminal;
iii) a negative terminal;
iv) a positive electrode electrically coupled with the positive terminal and extending into the battery housing;
v) a negative electrode electrically coupled with the negative terminal and extending into the battery housing;
vi) a separator between the positive and negative electrodes; and
vii) electrolyte within the housing;
c) wherein each of the plurality of cells comprises a battery temperature control system comprising:
i) a battery temperature sensor directly coupled to first terminal of each of the plurality of battery cells that measures a temperature of a first terminal, one of said positive or negative terminals and communicates the temperature of the first terminal to the battery controller;
ii) a heating device directly coupled to and in contact with a second terminal of each of the battery cells, wherein the second terminal is the other of the positive or negative terminals;
iii) a discharge circuit that provides a current flow to the heating device to heat the second terminal;
wherein when the temperature of the first terminal drops below a lower threshold temperature value the battery control system initiates current flow from the discharge circuit to the heating device to heat the heating device and the second terminal; and
wherein when the temperature of the first terminal rises above an upper threshold temperature value, the battery controller stops the current flow to the discharge circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,367,235

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REAL-TIME PARAMETER ESTIMATION OF A RECHARGEABLE BATTERY

CPS Technology Holdings L...

1. A battery system, comprising:a battery configured to be coupled to an electrical system;
one or more sensors configured to measure battery parameters during operation of the battery; and
a control module communicatively coupled to the one or more sensors, wherein the control module is configured to:
determine a first Kalman filter based at least in part on an equivalent circuit model of the battery that describes relationship between the battery parameters and model parameters, wherein:
the model parameters comprise an open circuit voltage of the battery, a current path resistance of the battery, and a charge transfer resistance of the battery; and
the first Kalman is configured to implement the open circuit voltage of the battery as a time-varying parameter, the current path resistance of the battery as a first time invariant parameter, and the charge transfer resistance of the battery as a second time invariant parameter;
execute the first Kalman filter based on a first set of a plurality of battery parameter sets to determine a first estimated model parameter, wherein the first estimated model parameter comprises a first estimated open circuit voltage of the battery, a first estimated current path resistance of the battery, or a first estimated charge transfer resistance of the battery;
determine a first model parameter based at least in part on convergence of a plurality of estimated model parameters each determined based on a different set of the plurality of battery parameter sets; and
control charging, discharging, or both of the battery based at least in part on the first model parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,367,228

DIESTER-BASED POLYMER ELECTROLYTES FOR HIGH VOLTAGE LITHIUM ION BATTERIES

Seeo, Inc., Hayward, CA ...

1. A polymer, comprising:a diester-based polymer structure:

wherein b is an integer that ranges from 4 to 6; and
n is an integer that ranges from 1 to 1000.

US Pat. No. 10,367,224

BATTERY WITH MULTIPLE JELLY ROLLS IN A SINGLE POUCH

Apple Inc. Cupertino, , C...

1. A battery pack, comprising:a plurality of jelly rolls, wherein each jelly roll of the plurality of jelly rolls comprises wound layers of a cathode with an active coating, a separator, and an anode with an active coating;
a pouch enclosing the plurality of jelly rolls;
a first set of conductive tabs,
wherein a first end of each conductive tab of the first set of conductive tabs is coupled to the cathode of each jelly roll of the plurality of jelly rolls, and
wherein a second end of each conductive tab of the first set of conductive tabs extends through the pouch; and
a second set of conductive tabs,
wherein a first end of each conductive tab of the second set of conductive tabs is coupled to the anode of each jelly roll of the plurality of jelly rolls, and
wherein a second end of each conductive tab of the second set of conductive tabs extends through the pouch.

US Pat. No. 10,367,195

ELECTRO-ACTIVE MATERIAL OF A CATHODE OF PRIMARY BATTERY

Renata AG, Itingen (CH)

1. An electro-active material comprising a mixture of a first component comprising at least a first compound of formula (I) LixMnOy and a second component comprising at least a second compound of formula (II) LixHyV3O8,wherein in formula (I):
0?x?2
1?y?3
2<2y?x<5,
wherein in formula (II):
0?x?4.5
0.01?y?2
0.01?x+y?6.5,
wherein the first compound is in the form of particles having a particle size comprised between 1 ?m and 200 ?m, and the second compound is in the form of nanoparticles having a particle size less than 500 nm or in the form of nanofibers with a length comprised between 0.2 ?m and 500 ?m, and a width comprised between 10 nm and 200 nm,
wherein said first component and said second component are present in amounts of 1:99% by weight to 99:1% by weight, and.
wherein the mixture, upon being mechanically pressed in a range of 20 to 70 KN with a die, has a synergic effect of pressed density (SEPD) greater than 100%.

US Pat. No. 10,367,155

ORGANOMETALLIC COMPLEX AND ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. An organometallic complex represented by Formula 1A or 1B below:
wherein, R1, R2, R1a, and R1b are each independently selected from:
a hydrogen atom, a deuterium atom, a halogen atom, a hydroxy group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine, a hydrazone, a carboxyl group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid or a salt thereof, an unsubstituted C1-C20 alkyl group, and an unsubstituted C1-C20 alkoxy group;
a C1-C20 alkyl group and a C1-C20 alkoxy group, each substituted with at least one of a deuterium atom, a halogen atom, a hydroxy group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine, a hydrazone, a carboxyl group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid or a salt thereof, and a phosphoric acid or a salt thereof;
an unsubstituted C6-C14 aryl group and an unsubstituted C2-C14 heteroaryl group;
a C6-C14 aryl group and a C2-C14 heteroaryl group, each substituted with at least one of a deuterium atom, a halogen atom, a hydroxy group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine, a hydrazone, a carboxyl group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid or a salt thereof, a C1-C20 alkyl group, a C1-C20 alkoxy group, a C6-C14 aryl group, and a C2-C14 heteroaryl group;
—N(Q1)(Q2); and
—C(?O)(Q3); in which Q1 to Q3 are each independently selected from:
a hydrogen atom, an unsubstituted C1-C20 alkyl group, and an unsubstituted C1-C20 alkoxy group;
a C1-C20 alkyl group and a C1-C20 alkoxy group, each substituted with at least one of a deuterium atom, a halogen atom, a hydroxy group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine, a hydrazone, a carboxyl group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid or a salt thereof, and a phosphoric acid or a salt thereof;
an unsubstituted C6-C14 aryl group and an unsubstituted C2-C14 heteroaryl group; and
a C6-C14 aryl group and a C2-C14 heteroaryl group, each substituted with at least one of a deuterium atom, a halogen atom, a hydroxy group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine, a hydrazone, a carboxyl group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid or a salt thereof, a C1-C20 alkyl group, a C1-C20 alkoxy group, a C6-C14 aryl group, and a C2-C14 heteroaryl group,
wherein R1a and R1b are separate or are bound to each other to form a saturated or unsaturated ring,
wherein R4 is hydrogen,
wherein b is 4,
wherein n is 1 or 2,
wherein Ir is Ir(III),
wherein the complex includes one potassium ion as a counter ion when n is 2, and wherein the complex includes two potassium ions as counter ions when n is 1.

US Pat. No. 10,367,122

INTEGRATED COLOUR LED MICRO-DISPLAY

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. An integrated light emitting diode (LED) micro-display, comprising:a color converter configured to change wavelength of light, the color converter including:
a color conversion layer; and
a long pass filter on the color conversion layer, wherein the long pass filter allows converted light by the color conversion layer to pass from the color conversion layer, and recycles unconverted light;
a micro-LED array connected to the color converter, the LED array configured to form electrical connections and pump light into the color converter; and
a backplane controller for the micro-LED array including an electronic drive layer, the color conversion layer of the color converter producing light at a longer wavelength than the pumped light from the micro-LED array.

US Pat. No. 10,367,114

BIOLOGICAL DETECTION DEVICE AND PROCESSING METHOD OF THE SAME

Shenzhen Goodix Technolog...

1. A biological detection device, comprising: a chip, a light emitter, a circuit board and a covering layer;wherein the chip comprises a photoelectric converter, the covering layer is covered on the chip, the photoelectric converter and the light emitter;
the covering layer is passed through by light emitted by the light emitter;
the photoelectric converter receives light reflected by an object to be detected through the covering layer, wherein the light is emitted by the light emitter and irradiates the object to be detected through the covering layer;
the photoelectric converter performs photoelectric converting on the reflected light to obtain an electrical signal;
the chip detects the object to be detected according to the electrical signal; and
the circuit board provides a communication channel and power supply for the chip, the light emitter and the photoelectric converter;
wherein the light emitter is at least used for emitting infrared light, and the covering layer comprises a protection layer and a color layer;
wherein the color layer comprises at least one layer of infrared ray (IR) oil ink.

US Pat. No. 10,367,036

ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING STRUCTURE AND DISPLAY DEVICE

SHANGHAI TIANMA AM-OLED C...

1. An organic light-emitting structure, comprising:a first light-emitting unit,
a second light-emitting unit,
a third light-emitting unit, and
a fourth light-emitting unit,
wherein each of the first light-emitting unit, the second light-emitting unit, the third light-emitting unit, and the fourth light-emitting unit comprises a first electrode, a second electrode, and an organic laminated body placed between the first electrode and the second electrode, and one of the first electrode and the second electrode is a translucent electrode;
an emission wavelength of the first light-emitting unit, an emission wavelength of the second light-emitting unit, an emission wavelength of the third light-emitting unit, and an emission wavelength of the fourth light-emitting unit successively increase; and
each of a luminous efficiency of the second light-emitting unit and a luminous efficiency of the third light-emitting unit is greater than each of a luminous efficiency of the first light-emitting unit and a luminous efficiency of the fourth light-emitting unit,
wherein the organic laminated body comprises a common hole injection layer, a common hole transmission layer, a monochromic hole transmission layer, a light-emitting layer, and a common electron transmission layer; the common hole injection layer, the common hole transmission layer, the monochromic hole transmission layer, the light-emitting layer, and the common electron transmission layer are successively stacked; and the common hole injection layer is closer to the first electrode than the common electron transmission layer;
wherein the monochromic hole transmission layer of the first light-emitting unit is a first monochromic hole transmission layer; the monochromic hole transmission layer of the second light-emitting unit is a second monochromic hole transmission layer; the monochromic hole transmission layer of the third light-emitting unit is a third monochromic hole transmission layer; the monochromic hole transmission layer of the fourth light-emitting unit is a fourth monochromic hole transmission layer; and
wherein a thickness of the first monochromic hole transmission layer, a thickness of the second monochromic hole transmission layer, a thickness of the third monochromic hole transmission layer, and a thickness of the fourth monochromic hole transmission layer successively increase.

US Pat. No. 10,366,976

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

SHINDENGEN ELECTRIC MANUF...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:a semiconductor switch that includes a first main electrode connected to a high potential, a second main electrode connected to a low potential, and a control electrode;
a first Zener diode configured to include one end electrically connected to the first main electrode, another end electrically connected to the control electrode, and n-type semiconductor layers and p-type semiconductor layers alternately arranged adjacent to each other; and
a second Zener diode configured to include one end electrically connected to the control electrode, and another end electrically connected to the second main electrode, and n-type semiconductor layers and p-type semiconductor layers alternately arranged adjacent to each other, wherein
junction areas between the n-type semiconductor layers and the p-type semiconductor layers included in the first Zener diode are smaller than junction areas between the n-type semiconductor layers and the p-type semiconductor layers included in the second Zener diode.

US Pat. No. 10,366,967

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MULTI-DIE INTERCONNECTION

Cerebras Systems Inc., L...

1. A semiconductor having multiple, interconnected die, the semiconductor comprising:a substrate comprising a semiconductor wafer;
a plurality of die formed with the substrate;
a circuit layer formed at each of the plurality of die;
a plurality of inter-die connections that communicatively connect disparate die formed with the substrate, wherein each of the plurality of inter-die connections extends between each pair of adjacent die of the plurality of die, and wherein each of the plurality of die comprises a protective barrier comprising a seal ring that encompasses a periphery of each of the plurality of die,
wherein the plurality of die includes:
(i) a first subset of interior die defining an interior of the substrate, wherein the first subset of interior die has inter-die connections with adjacent die along all sides of the first subset of die;
(ii) a second subset of peripheral die defining a periphery of the substrate, wherein at least one side of each of the second subset of exterior die are formed without inter-die connections.

US Pat. No. 10,366,938

SILICON NITRIDE CIRCUIT BOARD AND ELECTRONIC COMPONENT MODULE USING THE SAME

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A silicon nitride circuit board in which metal plates are attached on front and rear sides of a silicon nitride substrate having a three-point flexural strength of 500 MPa or higher, whereinassuming that a thickness of the metal plate on the front side is denoted by t1, and a thickness of the metal plate on the rear side is denoted by t2, a numerical relation: |t1?t2|?0.30 mm is satisfied, and a warp is formed in the silicon nitride substrate so that the silicon nitride substrate is convex toward the metal plate on one of the front side or the rear side; and
warp amounts of the silicon nitride substrate in a long-side direction and a short-side direction both fall within a range from 0.01 to 1.0 mm;
wherein assuming that a warp amount of the silicon nitride substrate in the long-side direction is denoted by SL1, and a warp amount of the silicon nitride substrate in the short-side direction is denoted by SL2, a ratio (SL1/SL2) falls within a range from 1.2 to 20.0; and
wherein assuming that a length of the silicon nitride substrate in a diagonal line direction is denoted by L3, and a warp amount in the diagonal line direction is denoted by SL3, SL3 falls within a range of 0.1?SL3?1.5 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,366,828

APPARATUS FOR WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER, APPARATUS FOR WIRELESS POWER RECEPTION AND COIL STRUCTURE

KOREA ELECTROTECHNOLOGY R...

1. A wireless power transmitting device, comprising:a bowl-shaped transmitting device body; and
a transmitting coil unit for wirelessly transmitting power to a receiving device,
wherein the transmitting coil unit comprises:
a multi-loop coil unit wound flatways in a bottom of the transmitting device body; and
a helical coil unit extending from the maximum radius of the multi-loop coil unit, wound around a side wall of the transmitting device body, and wound to increase a radius of a coil loop in a direction to an upper part,
wherein the whole or a part of the receiving device is located in an interior area defined by the transmitting device body, and receives wireless power from the wireless power transmitting device, and
wherein the wireless power transmitting device generates a magnetic field that is formed in a wider area than the sum of magnetic fields independently generated by the helical coil unit and the multi-loop coil unit.

US Pat. No. 10,366,674

DISPLAY CALIBRATION IN ELECTRONIC DISPLAYS

Facebook Technologies, LL...

16. A system comprising:a one-dimensional photo-detector configured to measure luminance parameters of pixels of an electronic display, wherein the electronic display includes a plurality of columns of pixels and the luminance parameters include a brightness level and a color for each of the measured pixels, wherein each pixel is composed of a plurality of sub-pixels types, where different types of sub-pixels are configured to emit light at different colors of light; and
a controller configured to:
instruct the electronic display to activate sub-pixels of the same color type in the pixels of the electronic display using a plurality of sparse patterns and each sparse pattern describes a respective subset of sub-pixels within a single respective column, and for each sparse pattern:
there is a fixed number of inactive pixels between adjacent active pixels in the single respective column,
the respective subset of sub-pixels within the respective column is sequentially presented in a rolling manner such that no two sub-pixels of the electronic display are active over a same time period, and
the respective subset of pixels in the single respective column described by the sparse pattern are activated before advancing to another sparse pattern that describes a subset of pixels in an adjacent column,
instruct the one-dimensional photo-detector to measure luminance parameters for each of the pixels in each of the plurality of sparse patterns, and
generate calibration data based on the measured luminance parameters of the pixels in each of the plurality of sparse patterns, the calibration data including a brightness level adjustment to one or more of the pixels such that brightness levels of corresponding pixels are within a range of brightness levels, and a color adjustment to one or more of the pixels is such that colors of corresponding pixels are within a range of colors.

US Pat. No. 10,366,626

METHOD FOR FACILITATING HANDWRITING PRACTICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR IMPLEMENTING THE METHOD

NATIONAL TAIWAN NORMAL UN...

1. A method for facilitating handwriting practice, the method to be implemented using an electronic device that includes a processor, a data storage, a touch interface and a display unit, the data storage storing at least one standard image that is associated with a standard word character composed by a number of standard strokes and that has a boundary passing through an upmost point, a lowermost point, a leftmost point and a rightmost point of the standard word character, the method comprising the steps of:a) generating, by the touch interface, a plurality of handwriting data sets in response to user input of a number N of user-writing strokes of an intended word character, respectively;
b) generating, by the processor, a number N of handwriting strokes according to the handwriting data sets, respectively, the handwriting strokes composing a handwriting word character;
c) generating, by the processor, an input image that includes the handwriting word character, that has a boundary passing through an upmost point, a lowermost point, a leftmost point and a rightmost point of the handwriting word character, and that has a shape similar to a shape of the standard image stored in the data storage;
d) scaling, by the processor, the input image to generate a scaled image with a size that is the same as a size of the standard image;
e) overlapping, by the processor, the standard image and the scaled image;
f-1) defining, by the processor, an acceptance region for each of the standard strokes;
f-2) determining, by the processor, whether an nth one of the handwriting strokes in the scaled image corresponds in position to the acceptance region that covers a corresponding one of the standard strokes in the standard image that has an nth position in a standard order of the standard word character, where n is an integral variable ranging from 1 to N; and
g) when it is determined in step f-2) that any one of the handwriting strokes does not correspond in position to the acceptance region of the corresponding one of the standard strokes, controlling, by the processor, the display unit to display a notification of a stroke order error in the handwriting word character to notify that the user-writing strokes were not inputted in the standard order,
wherein step f-2) includes sub-steps, for each of the handwriting strokes and the acceptance region of the corresponding one of the standard strokes, of:
comparing the handwriting stroke with the acceptance region to determine whether the handwriting stroke has an out-of-bound part that is out of the acceptance region;
when it is determined that the handwriting stroke has an out-of-bound part, calculating an out-of-bound area indicating an area of the out-of-bound part, and a ratio of the out-of-bound area to an acceptance area of the acceptance region; and
determining that the handwriting stroke does not correspond in position to the acceptance region when the ratio is larger than a threshold ratio.

US Pat. No. 10,366,543

IMAGE BASED TRACKING IN AUGMENTED REALITY SYSTEMS

Snap Inc., Santa Monica,...

1. A computing device comprising a display screen, the computing device being configured to display on the screen an augmented reality interface showing at least a first image an environment and an augmented reality pictogram overlaid a surface within the first image of the environment, wherein the augmented reality pictogram is aligned with the surface in the first image of the environment by accessing building location information describing one or more location points for at least a first building, wherein the building location information is associated with a first position estimate of the device, processing the first image of the environment using building location information to identify a match between a first wall portion of the first image of the and the one or more location points of the building location information, calculating, based at least in part on a perspective associated with the first wall portion of the first image of the environment and the match between the first wall portion and the one or more location points, a second position estimate of the device, and aligning the surface in the first image with the augmented reality pictogram using the second position estimate.

US Pat. No. 10,366,535

METHOD FOR GENERATING HEXAHEDRAL MESH BASED ON CLOSED-FORM POLYCUBE

ZHEJIANG UNIVERSITY, Han...

1. A method for generating a hexahedral mesh based on a closed-form polycube, comprising steps of:1) inputting a triangular mesh model, and converting into a tetrahedral mesh model;
2) obtaining all handles on surface meshes, and using the handles as a boundary of a cut surface; establishing a fitting surface and cutting the fitting surface to obtained the cut surface; cutting the tetrahedral mesh model into a model Mc with a first Betti number of 0;
3) defining a frame Rt in each of tetrahedrons of the model Mc , wherein the frame Rt is a 3×3 matrix; using a method for obtaining an initial 3-dimensional frame field R, establishing a minimum spanning tree with the tetrahedrons as nodes in the model Mc which is cut, and globally aligning for the 3-dimensional frame field R, so as to obtain an aligned 3-dimensional frame field;
4) according to cut tetrahedral mesh model surface normal alignment constraint and cut model internal frame field smoothness requirements both inputted by a user, establishing and solving a frame field optimizing formula, so as to obtain a smooth frame field without singular line inside the model;
5) extracting a transition relation on the cut surface based on the smooth frame field obtained in the step 4);
6) providing Poisson reconstruction based on the smooth frame field obtained in the step 4) and the transition relation on the cut surface obtained in the step 5); constructing and solving a Poisson optimizing formula for obtaining a preliminary parameterized result;
7) according to the transition relation obtained in the step 5) and a polycube generating method optimized by a norm l1, establishing and solving a L1-optimized formula for forming the closed-form polycube, wherein the L1-optimized formula is:

wherein ?(?(M)) represents a surface area of the tetrahedral mesh model in a parameter domain, A?M represents a surface area of an original tetrahedral mesh model, ? represents a mapping relation, C represents a collection of cut surface pieces; Earap represents ARAP energy, Ealign represents normal alignment energy, Ediff represents normal smoothness energy, walign represents a normal alignment weight, wdiff represents a normal smoothness weight, ?a,b represents a public plane transfer relation from a tetrahedron ta to a tetrahedron tb, ?a(e) represents an image of an edge e in a parameter domain of ta, ?b(e) represents an image of the edge e in a parameter domain of tb, and e represents the edge of the cut surface;
8) according to a polycube result generated in the step 7), extracting a polycube surface normal; according to the polycube surface normal and the transition relation on the cut surface, optimizing with a mixed integer for obtaining a final parameterized result; and
9) extracting according to the final parameterized result for generating the hexahedral mesh.

US Pat. No. 10,366,525

GENERATING AN INTERACTIVE DIGITAL MEDIA ITEM THAT FOLLOWS A VIEWER

ADOBE INC., San Jose, CA...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium having stored thereon computer-executable instructions that, when executed by a processor, cause a computing device to:detect a face within a digital photograph;
build a three-dimensional model of the detected face;
display the three-dimensional model of the face on a screen of the computing device;
identify an object within an image stream from the computing device;
track a position of the object within the image stream;
detect relative movement of the screen of the computing device and the object within the image stream by extrapolating a degree of movement associated with the computing device in response to detecting a change in coordinates associated with the object; and
move one or more portions of the three-dimensional model of the detected face based on the detected relative movement of the computing device so the one or more portions of the three dimensional model of the detected face follow the object.

US Pat. No. 10,366,508

VISUAL-INERTIAL POSITIONAL AWARENESS FOR AUTONOMOUS AND NON-AUTONOMOUS DEVICE

PerceptIn Shenzhen Limite...

1. A system including:a map server including computer instructions that when executed by a processor coupled to a memory store multi-layer maps of an area under exploration using information sourced by one or more autonomous units; and
one or more autonomous units selected from a set comprising autonomous vehicles and robots, including a first autonomous unit, each autonomous unit including at least a quad camera visual sensor and at least one selected from a global positioning system and an inertial measurement unit; and each autonomous unit configured to perform:
receiving a proto-roadmap including only roads;
in the autonomous unit, capturing a set of keyrigs, each keyrig is a set of quad images with a pose generated using combinations of global positioning system, inertial measurement unit, and visual information of a scene by the first autonomous unit during travel along one of the roads in the proto-roadmap;
determining a ground perspective view, including at least road marking information for at least one of the roads in the proto-roadmap from the visual information captured;
determining a spatial perspective view, including objects along at least one of the roads in the proto-roadmap from the visual information captured;
classifying objects from the spatial perspective view into moving objects and non-moving objects;
building at least one multi-layer map including a stationary portion consisting of the proto-roadmap, the non-moving objects from the spatial perspective view and the road marking information from the ground perspective view, wherein at least one multi-layer map is accurate within centimeters; and
providing the multi-layer map via a communications link to the map server that stores and distributes multi-layer maps to guide the autonomous unit at a future time and at least one other autonomous unit.

US Pat. No. 10,366,503

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF SCENE RECONSTRUCTION

SHENZHEN UNIVERSITY, She...

11. An apparatus, comprising at least one memory storing instructions; and at least one processor that executes the instructions to cause the following operations to be performed:acquiring a depth image taken by a camera mounted on a robot and generating a current tensor field key frame according to the depth image;
performing spatial-temporal interpolation to the current tensor field key frame and a previous tensor field key frame to obtain an interpolated tensor field key frame;
acquiring a robot planning path by particle advection algorithm according to the current tensor field key frame, the previous tensor field key frame, and the interpolated tensor field key frame;
acquiring a camera planning path according to the robot planning path and an energy equation of the camera; and
enabling the robot to walk along the robot planning path, acquiring the depth images taken by the camera along the camera planning path, and reconstructing a scene according to the depth images,
wherein the generating the current tensor field key frame based on the depth image comprises:
acquiring a corresponding region in the depth image and of an object with a height equal to or less than a height of the robot;
projecting the corresponding region to a preset plane;
performing a boundary point sampling to a projected region of the preset plane to acquire a constraint point;
acquiring a basis tensor of the constraint point; and
generating the current tensor field key frame according to the basis tensors of sampled constraint points.

US Pat. No. 10,366,499

DEVICE, METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM FOR EDITING AND PLAYING ROBOT MOTION

ROBOTIS CO., LTD., Seoul...

1. A device for editing and playing a robot motion, the device comprising:a storage configured to store a 3D image file of a robot and further store time-dependent stationary postures of the robot edited by a user input in units of key frames; and
a robot motion viewer configured to display, as a video, motion units of the robot obtained by connecting the stationary postures stored in units of key frames using an interpolation technique,
wherein the robot motion viewer is configured to further display a flowchart interface for registering the motion units in sequence, and display, as the video, motions obtained by connecting the motion units in an order in which the motion units are input through the flowchart interface,
wherein the storage is configured to store an end motion unit that has a center of mass connected with each of the motion units input through the flowchart interface in a stable state,
wherein the robot motion viewer is configured to successively display the end motion unit when an end command is input while the video of the motion is being displayed.

US Pat. No. 10,366,482

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATED VIDEO IMAGE FOCUS CHANGE DETECTION AND CLASSIFICATION

PANASONIC CORPORATION OR ...

1. A system for evaluating a focus status of a video camera, the system comprising:a processor; and a memory storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations including:
receiving, at a receiver, a video image from a video server in accordance with a predetermined schedule;
determining a focus classification procedure to perform on the received video image; classifying the focus status of the video image in accordance with the focus classification procedure and determining, from the video image whether the video camera is in a state of focus; and
clearing a warning count when the video image is determined to be in a state of focus and setting an alarm indication when the warning count exceeds a predetermined threshold wherein the focus classification procedure comprises:
incrementally building an estimate of a background of a scene;
storing a reference image based on the estimate;
retrieving the reference image;
segmenting each of the video image and the reference image into a respective array of sub-images;
calculating a focus metric for each sub-image of the video image and the reference image;
comparing focus metrics between the sub-images of the video image and the sub-images of the reference image;
calculating a percent of sub-images that have a focus metric difference greater than a first parameter; and
determining whether the video camera is in the state of focus based on whether a percent of the image that is out of focus is greater than a second parameter;
wherein the focus metric may change for an out of focus image based on state of focus.

US Pat. No. 10,366,479

TECHNIQUE FOR NORMALIZING SCINTIGRAPHY IMAGE

Nihon Medi-Physics Co. Lt...

1. A method for normalizing a bone scintigraphy image obtained by a nuclear medicine technique, the method comprising:reading image data representing the bone scintigraphy image;
creating a pixel value histogram of the image data;
setting a plurality of thresholds related to pixel values based on the pixel value histogram;
calculating respective average pixel values for the set thresholds;
arranging the calculated average pixel values in order from a largest value; and
determining a reference value for normalizing the image data based on at least part of a set of the average pixel values arranged in the order, wherein
the determining the reference value includes:
determining one straight line that approximates a region of small average pixel values out of the set of the average pixel values arranged in the order in a two-dimensional coordinate in which one axis corresponds to the order and the other axis corresponds to the average pixel value, wherein the region of small average pixel values corresponds to a region of normal accumulation in the bone scintigraphy image; and
calculating the reference value based on the straight line.

US Pat. No. 10,366,463

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INFORMED CONSENT

Rational Surgical Solutio...

1. A method for obtaining and documenting informed consent in a patient/healthcare provider setting, the method comprising:providing a set of components comprising:
a gateway device for gaining access to the internee;
a server network in communication with the internet;
a data storage device in communication with the server network;
a healthcare information system in communication with the gateway for retrieving and storing healthcare information about plural patients;
a mobile computing device for use by a healthcare provider and/or a patient or authorized representative of the patient;
a video camera;
providing a software application to the mobile computing device for executing on the mobile computing device;
receiving a selection of a patient identification into the software application executing on the mobile computing device from a list of patients of the healthcare provider with the healthcare information system or by entry of new patient data by the healthcare provider;
receiving a selection of a medical procedure for which informed consent of the selected patient is desired into the software application executing on the mobile computing device, the medical procedure selected from a set of a plurality of procedures and one more procedure types from the healthcare information system;
receiving through the software application information about the selected procedure for presentation to the selected patient to educate the patient prior to requesting consent from the selected patient, the information comprising content from a library of videos stored in the server network and available from the healthcare provider or others via the mobile application;
making available a quiz for the selected patient using the software application executing on the mobile computing device, the quiz including a plurality of questions about the medical procedure for assessing informed consent;
documenting administration of the quiz to the selected patient using the software application executing on the mobile computing device;
presenting a document for signature to the selected patient using the software application executing on the mobile computing device, the documenting indicative of informed consent for the medical procedure;
receiving a signature on the document from the selected patient or authorized representative of the patient using the software application executing on the mobile computing device;
capturing video with the video camera evidencing informed consent for the medical procedure using the software application executing on the mobile computing device, wherein the video includes video of the selected patient or the authorized representative of the patient acknowledging that they are providing informed consent, and including a timer to record the time the patient takes in making the informed consent and an electronic time/date stamp of the informed consent associated with the video; and
sending to the server network from the mobile computing device the video and the document with the signature, and storing the video in a non-transitory computer readable data storage medium associated with the server network to thereby provide for documenting the informed consent of the selected patient for the medical procedure, further comprising making the video of the informed consent previously given available to the selected patient or an authorized representative of the patient through a portal associated with the server network, the video being sent by streaming or uploading from the mobile computing device after which the video is automatically deleted from the mobile device;
further comprising combining data from the health care information system with the video recording for the selected patient for review by the patient or authorized representative of the patient and the healthcare provider, and documentation of the selected patient's healthcare records.

US Pat. No. 10,366,455

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING PORTFOLIO-RELEVANT NEWS CONTENT

Scottrade, Inc., St. Lou...

1. A method implemented by a content management computer system in communication with a local computing device over an electronic computer network, the method comprising:identifying a first user associated with the local computing device;
receiving asset data representing a set of assets associated with an investor account of the first user, wherein the asset data includes a set of asset identifiers;
transmitting an investment content request for investment content associated with at least one asset of the set of assets;
receiving the investment content, wherein the investment content includes a plurality of investment content items;
determining a plurality of content indicators associated with each investment content item of the plurality of investment content items;
determining, by the content management computer system, a first set of filtered investment content items based on a plurality of filters, wherein the plurality of filters includes filters that operate based on the investment content, the plurality of content indicators, at least a portion of the set of assets, at least one display parameter, and a viewing profile associated with the first user;
generating a user interface panel, wherein:
the user interface panel includes a plurality of shapes,
each shape of the plurality of shapes corresponds to an asset of the set of assets, and
generating the user interface panel includes:
for each shape of the plurality of shapes(i) determining a number of content items of the plurality of investment content items that are associated with the asset that corresponds to the shape, (ii) determining an age associated with the number of content items, (iii) setting a size of the shape based on the number of content items, and (iv) selectively inserting an asset identifier of the set of asset identifiers that is associated with the asset that corresponds to the shape, andarranging the plurality of shapes within the user interface panel based on the age of the number of content items associated with each shape; and
generating a user interface to be displayed on a display unit of the local computing device, wherein the user interface includes:
the user interface panel, and
at least one of the first set of filtered investment content items in a column below the user interface panel; and
in response to receiving, from the first user via the local computing device, a selection of one of the plurality of shapes included in the user interface panel:
determining a second set of filtered investment content items based on the first set of filtered investment content items and the selected shape by retaining investment content items of the first set of filtered investment content items that are relevant to the asset that corresponds to the selected shape; and
updating the user interface to display at least one of the second set of filtered investment content items in a column below the user interface panel.

US Pat. No. 10,366,450

CREDIT DATA ANALYSIS

ConsumerInfo.com, Inc., ...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:as implemented by one or more computer systems comprising computer hardware and memory, the one or more computer systems configured with specific executable instructions,
receiving, by the one or more computer systems, one or more voice commands from a requestor;
triggering, based on the one or more voice commands, a request for an electronic consumer credit analysis; accessing, from one or more electronic data stores, consumer credit data associated with a plurality of consumers with each of the consumers being associated with a same demographic and/or geographic information as the requestor, wherein the requestor is one of the plurality of consumers;
designating a plurality of high scorers from the plurality of consumers, the plurality of high scorers each having associated credit scores that exceed a predetermined threshold;
obtaining, for each of a plurality of credit categories, an aggregated high scorers score indicative of consumer credit data associated with the plurality of high scorers;
accessing a data structure associated with maintaining explanatory text; and
providing, by the computing systems for auditory output via a speaker associated with a user device of the requestor, the electronic consumer credit analysis including for at least one of the plurality of credit categories: explanatory text associated with the credit category, the aggregated high scorers score for the credit category, and consumer credit data associated with the requestor for the credit category, wherein the one or more computer systems are configured to respond to user input associated with the electronic consumer credit analysis, the user input comprising voice commands received from the user device of the requestor.

US Pat. No. 10,366,445

AUTOMATED OBJECT RECOGNITION KIOSK FOR RETAIL CHECKOUTS

Mashgin Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. An automated retail checkout system, comprising:a controller configured with a processor and a memory to control operations of the automated retail checkout system;
a base portion, comprising a calibration pattern drawn and embedded on a top surface of the base portion, configured for supporting an object to be recognized by the automated retail checkout system, the calibration pattern being in the base portion when the object to be recognized is supported by the base portion;
a head portion having a bottom surface parallel to the top surface of the base portion; wherein an examination space for recognizing the object is defined between the top surface of the base portion and the bottom surface of the head portion, the head portion comprising:
a plurality of 3D image-capture devices, in communication with the controller, disposed on the bottom surface of the head portion and configured to capture three-dimensional (3D) electronic images of the object when present in the examination space above the base portion, each electronic 3D image comprising a point cloud of the examination space, each point in the point cloud comprising color data and depth data, the calibration pattern being used by the controller to determine a position of the plurality of 3D image-capture devices relative to the base portion and the position of the plurality of 3D image-capture devices relative to each other;
an illumination device, disposed on the bottom surface of the head portion, for generating light to illuminate the object when present in the examination space; and
a display device configured to display an indication of the object when recognized;
a support panel connecting the base portion to the head portion; and
an object recognition device, in communication with the controller and the plurality of 3D image-capture devices, the object recognition device comprising a machine-learning algorithm for recognizing objects based on the 3D electronic images of the examination space captured by the plurality of 3D image-capture devices, the machine-learning algorithm being trained with supervised learning with a training dataset comprising 3D electronic images of objects and respective values for a plurality of features of the objects, the plurality of features including, at least, shape, size, and color, the object recognition device configured with a processor executing software to:
receive the 3D electronic images from the plurality of 3D image-capture devices,
separate a background of the base portion with the calibration pattern from the 3D electronic images to obtain object 3D image data,
extract, by the machine-learning algorithm, values of the features from the object 3D image data, the features including, at least, shape, size, and color, and
recognize the object, by the machine-learning algorithm, based on the extracted values of the features that include, at least, shape, size, and color of the object.

US Pat. No. 10,366,398

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVIDING DIGITAL CONTENT BASED ON A SOCIAL RELATIONSHIP

LINE Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A method performed by a server, the method comprising:dividing, using at least one processor, digital content into a plurality of fragments based on a determined division unit of the digital content, the digital content including a plurality of pieces of digital content;
providing, using the at least one processor, direct ownership of at least one of the plurality of fragments to a primary user in response to a request from the primary user; and
enabling, using the at least one processor, sharing of ownership of fragments between the primary user and at least one secondary user having a social relationship with the primary user, the enabling including,
loading a first content fragment list including fragments directly purchased and owned by the primary user,
deriving a second content fragment list including fragments directly purchased and owned by the secondary user,
deriving a third content fragment list acquired by merging the first content fragment list and the second content fragment list, and
deriving a first digital content list available to the primary user by,
deriving a second digital content list including pieces of digital content of which at least one fragment is directly owned by the primary user,
deriving a content piece fragment list for each piece of digital content included in the second digital content list, where the content piece fragment list includes all of the plurality of fragments corresponding to the respective piece of digital content, and
identifying, as content available to the primary user, pieces of digital content included in the second digital content list for which the content piece fragment list corresponding to the piece of digital content is included in the third content fragment list in its entirety.

US Pat. No. 10,366,361

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PERFORMING MULTI-TIER DATA TRANSFER IN A GROUP ASSESSMENT PROCESSING ENVIRONMENT

DEFINITIVE BUSINESS SOLUT...

1. An apparatus to interface with users to perform group assessment processing and display of results in conjunction with selection of items, the apparatus in the form of a tangibly embodied computer processor, the computer processor implementing instructions on a non-transitory computer medium disposed in a database, the database in communication with the computer processor, the apparatus comprising:a communication portion that provides communication between the computer processor and electronic user devices;
the database; and
the computer processor, the computer processor performing processing including:
storing first assessment architecture data, in the form of data records that include data representing alternatives, associated with a first assessment architecture for group assessment processing;
storing second assessment architecture data, in the form of further data records that include data representing alternatives, associated with a second assessment architecture for group assessment processing;
interfacing with a user, to input linking data related to linking the first assessment architecture with the second assessment architecture;
based on the linking data, linking the first assessment architecture with the second assessment architecture;
identifying a data content change in either the first assessment architecture or the second assessment architecture;
mapping, by accessing data in the database, the data content change to an action item; and
if the data content change that relates to a first alternative of at least being processed or being approved was identified in the first assessment architecture, then perform the action item in the second assessment architecture, such that the performing processing including changes in the first assessment architecture are automatically passed on to the second assessment architecture; or
if the data content change that relates to a second alternative of at least being processed or being approved was identified in the second assessment architecture, then perform the action item in the first assessment architecture, such that the performing processing including changes in the second assessment architecture are automatically passed on to the first assessment architecture; and
the first assessment architecture being a parent model to the second assessment architecture, and the second assessment architecture being a child model to the first assessment architecture.

US Pat. No. 10,366,326

UNIT HAVING AN ARTIFICIAL NEURON AND A MEMRISTOR

Universite de Bordeaux, ...

1. An artificial neuron unit comprising:at least one artificial neuron having at least one output port and at least one input port, and
at least one memristor having two terminals; said unit being characterized in that it also comprises at least one current conveyor having two input ports X and Y, and one output port Z; and in which:
one of the terminals of said memristor is connected to the input port X of said current conveyor;
said current conveyor is connected by its output port Z to an input port of said artificial neuron;
said artificial neuron is connccted by one of its output ports to the input port Y of said current conveyor or to another of said terminals of said memristor.

US Pat. No. 10,366,290

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING AUGMENTED VIRTUAL REALITY CONTENT IN AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

BAIDU USA LLC, Sunnyvale...

1. A computer-implemented method for content delivery to autonomous vehicles, the method comprising:receiving at a server a request from a first autonomous vehicle for content delivery over a network, the request including an image that was captured by a camera of the first autonomous vehicle while the first autonomous vehicle was driving on a road, the image capturing an object external to the first autonomous vehicle;
in response to the request, performing a vision analysis on an image obtained from the request to determine three-dimensional (3D) positioning information of the image, including determining a position of the object within the image and a viewing angle of the object with respect to a location of the camera;
identifying a list of a plurality of content items to augment based on current vehicle information of the first autonomous vehicle in view of one or more user profiles of one or more users to be entertained while riding the first autonomous vehicle;
augmenting a first content item selected based on user preferences from the list of content items onto the image by superimposing the first content item onto the image based on the position and viewing angle of the object to generate an augmented image, wherein the first content item includes a content item previously cached by a content database maintained by the autonomous vehicle; and
transmitting the augmented image to the first autonomous vehicle over the network, wherein the augmented image is to be displayed on a display device within the autonomous vehicle in a virtual reality manner.

US Pat. No. 10,366,277

AUTOMATED METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR IDENTIFYING AND CHARACTERIZING FACE TRACKS IN VIDEO

Imagesleuth, Inc., Rento...

1. A video-processing system comprising:a distributed computing system that includes multiple computer systems, each having one or more processors, one or more memories, one or more mass-storage devices, and one or more network interconnections;
a still-image face-detection and attribute-assignment subsystem that identifies face-containing subimages within a digital image and assigns values for image attributes for the identified face-containing subimages and that comprises
an input-image memory for receiving an input image provided by one or more of the multiple computer systems,
a set of first-level feature detectors, provided by one or more of the multiple computer systems, that detect face-containing subimages within the input image and, for each face-containing subimage, generate a set of normalized regions,
a set of second-level feature detectors that generate a set of feature vectors from each normalized region,
a set of attribute classifiers that each outputs an attribute value and associated probability, and
a controller that
submits the input image to the first-level feature detectors in order to generate sets of normalized regions for each face-containing subimage in the input image,
submits each set of normalized regions to generate a set of feature vectors, and
submits subsets of feature vectors to each attribute classifier in an ordered list of attribute classifiers to assign attributes to each face-containing subimage; and
a controller that
receives a reference to a video, and
processes each chunk of frames in the video to
identify and characterize face-containing subimages within each frame of the chunk by applying the still-image face-detection and attribute-assignment subsystem to the frame, and
identify and characterize face tracks in the video, each face track comprising a sequence of frames in which subimages of a particular face occur, the face track characterized by attribute values generated from the attribute values associated with each identified subimage containing the particular face.

US Pat. No. 10,366,270

CAPACITIVE FINGERPRINT SENSOR

Shenzhen Goodix Technolog...

1. A capacitive fingerprint sensor, comprising:a first electrode plate layer, a second electrode plate layer and a third electrode plate layer that are sequentially arranged; and
an integrator having an integrating capacitor;
wherein the first electrode plate layer forms a fingerprint capacitor with a finger, at least one fourth electrode plate layer is arranged between the first electrode plate layer and the second electrode plate layer, a first parasitic capacitor is formed between the first electrode plate layer and the fourth electrode plate layer, and a second parasitic capacitor is formed between the second electrode plate layer and the fourth electrode plate layer;
the integrating capacitor is formed between the second electrode plate layer and the third electrode plate layer; and
the integrating capacitor is configured to store charges from the fingerprint capacitor,
the capacitive fingerprint sensor further comprising a first switch circuit, wherein the first switch circuit causes, via a switch-on or switch-off action, a voltage of the fourth electrode plate layer to be a power-supply voltage or a common-mode voltage, and a voltage of the first electrode plate layer is the power-supply voltage or the common-mode voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,366,200

SYSTEM FOR AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A LAYOUT DESIGN OF AN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A method of fabricating an integrated circuit, the method comprising:generating a first layout of the integrated circuit based on design criteria, the first layout having a first set of vias arranged in first rows and first columns, the first rows of the first set of vias being arranged in a first direction, the first columns of the first set of vias being arranged in a second direction different from the first direction, the first set of vias being divided into sub-sets of vias based on a corresponding color, the color indicating that vias of the sub-set of vias with a same color are to be formed on a same mask of a multiple mask set and vias of the sub-set of vias with a different color are to be formed on a different mask of the multiple mask set;
generating a standard cell layout of the integrated circuit, the standard cell layout having standard cells and a second set of vias arranged in the standard cells, each via of the second set of vias being separated from each other by at least a minimum pitch;
generating a via color layout of the integrated circuit based on the first layout and the standard cell layout, the via color layout having a third set of vias, the third set of vias including a portion of the second set of vias and corresponding locations, and color of the corresponding sub-set of vias;
performing a color check on the via color layout based on design rules, and
at least one of the above operations being performed by a hardware processor, and
fabricating the integrated circuit based on at least the via color layout.

US Pat. No. 10,366,170

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MULTI-USER MULTI-LINGUAL COMMUNICATIONS

MZ IP Holdings, LLC, Pal...

1. A method, comprising:performing by one or more computer processors:
providing an online chat system;
selecting, from a data store, a word or phrase associated with a failure to translate a message from a first language to a second language in the online chat system;
selecting a user from whom to solicit feedback for the translation failure;
generating a query to request feedback from the user;
offering an incentive to the user, wherein the incentive is determined based on a complexity of the word or phrase or an importance of the word or phrase;
receiving the feedback from the user, the feedback potentially assisting to translate the word or phrase;
rewarding the user with the incentive;
updating at least one of a transformation module and a translation data store according to the feedback from the user,
wherein the transformation module is implemented on at least one server and is configured to transform messages to a form more suitable for translation, and
wherein the translation data store is implemented on the at least one server and is configured to store and provide translated text;
using at least one computer processor and at least one of the updated transformation module and the updated translation data store to translate a second message comprising the selected word or phrase; and
providing the translation of the second message in the online chat system.

US Pat. No. 10,366,166

DEEP COMPOSITIONAL FRAMEWORKS FOR HUMAN-LIKE LANGUAGE ACQUISITION IN VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS

Baidu USA LLC, Sunnyvale...

1. A computer-implemented method of human-like language acquisition for a compositional framework, the method comprising:receiving, at a perception module, a vision input;
receiving, at a language module, a natural language input comprising one or more words related to the vision input;
transforming the vision input, at the perception module, into a feature map comprising a visual feature map and a spatial feature map;
obtaining, at the language module, an attention distribution over words in the natural language input;
obtaining an averaged word embedding based on the attention distribution;
using a convolution of a masked portion of the averaged word embedding with at least portion of the feature map, at the language module, to generate an attention map; and
responsive to the natural language input being a question, using a recognition module to output an answer by performing steps comprising:
obtaining a question intention from the question using an embedding mask;
obtaining extracted features using at least a portion of the feature map weighted by the attention map;
generating an embedding mask from the question intention;
masking the extracted image features with the embedding mask to obtain one or more masked features; and
classifying the one or more masked features to output the answer in response to the question.

US Pat. No. 10,366,113

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATING A GEOCODE TRIE AND FACILITATING REVERSE GEOCODE LOOKUPS

TWITTER, INC., San Franc...

1. A method for facilitating reverse geocode lookups, the method comprising:receiving, from a messaging system, a reverse geocode lookup request identifying location coordinates included in a request for messages received by the messaging system from a computer device;
generating a geohash value based on the location coordinates;
traversing a geocode trie structure based on the geohash value, wherein the geocode trie structure comprises nodes representing geohash values corresponding to variably sized tiles inside each of multiple geometries, wherein each geometry corresponds to a geographic area, each tile is defined by a corresponding geohash value, a size of each tile is dependent on a granularity of the corresponding geohash value, and the tiles inside a geometry associated with a geographic area contained within another geographic area include at least some tiles defined by geohash values having greater granularity than the geohash values defining the tiles of the geometry associated with the other geographic area;
identifying a most granular tile of the geocode trie structure matching the geohash value; and
providing, to the messaging system, location information based on the identifier of the most granular tile,
wherein the location information is usable by the messaging system for identifying and providing to the computer device a plurality of messages.

US Pat. No. 10,366,108

DISTRIBUTIONAL ALIGNMENT OF SETS

SRI International, Menlo...

1. A method for semantically aligning data sets, the method comprising, by a computing system comprising one or more computing devices:receiving, by an unsupervised machine learning-based process, first and second data sets;
using the unsupervised machine learning-based process to sort at least the first data set into cluster pairs;
wherein a cluster pair comprises a term cluster and a document cluster;
wherein a term cluster comprises a set of terms found by the unsupervised machine learning-based process in the first data set;
wherein a document cluster comprises a set of documents found by the unsupervised machine learning-based process in the first data set;
generating a probability distribution for a cluster pair;
wherein the probability distribution indicates similarities between terms in the term cluster and documents in the document cluster;
applying a specificity weight to the probability distribution to produce a specificity-weighted probability distribution;
wherein the specificity weight indicates, for the cluster pair, whether a frequency of occurrence of the term cluster in the document cluster of the cluster pair is greater than an average frequency of occurrence of the term cluster in all document clusters;
causing the one or more computing devices to use the specificity-weighted probability distribution to assign tags to items of the first data set;
wherein the tags indicate items of the second data set that are semantically similar to the items of the first data set.

US Pat. No. 10,366,102

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS

SNOWFLAKE INC., San Mate...

1. A system comprising:a plurality of shared storage devices collectively storing database data comprising files; a resource manager comprising a software program stored in memory and executed by one or more processors, the resource manager programmed to;
receive at least one database query directed to the database data by a computerized query source;
identify one or more of the files within the database data that must be processed to respond to the at least one database query;
divide processing of the one or more of the files into multiple discrete tasks; and
assign different tasks of the multiple discrete tasks to different nodes within a plurality of nodes of an execution platform;
wherein the resource manager is independent of and remote from the plurality of nodes of the execution platform;
the execution platform executing the multiple discrete tasks, wherein the execution platform comprises a plurality of virtual warehouses, and each virtual warehouse of the plurality of virtual warehouses includes at least one node of the plurality of nodes, and wherein each node of the plurality of nodes is independent of and remote from the computerized query source and from the plurality of shared storage devices and comprises:
at least one processor executing one or more tasks of the multiple discreet tasks assigned thereto by the resource manager; and
at least one local cache caching at least a portion of the database data.

US Pat. No. 10,366,097

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONDUCTING SEARCHES AT TARGET DEVICES

OPEN TEXT HOLDINGS, INC.,...

1. A system for conducting computer investigations of a storage device at a target device remotely from a client device, comprising:a client device coupled to a target device over a network, the target device coupled to a storage device and having a servlet executing thereon; and
a non-transitory computer readable storage medium comprising instructions for:
identifying a file stored in the storage device;
transmitting a search key to the servlet at the target device over the network, the search key comprising a keyword;
transmitting file extents including a sector of the storage device and a count associated with the identified file to the servlet on the target device over the network, wherein in response to receipt of the search key and the file extents over the network, the servlet on the target device searches the coupled storage device for the search key received over the network only at the sector and count of the storage device identified by the file extents received over the network without opening the file and generates a search result, the search result identifying at least one sector on the storage device associated with a hit for the search key;
receiving the search result over the network from the target device;
determining one or more sectors of the at least one sector included in the search result to examine; and
sending a command to the servlet at the target device to retrieve the one or more sectors of the storage device; and
displaying the search result on a display device.

US Pat. No. 10,366,047

DISJOINT ARRAY COMPUTER

INTERNATIONAL MICROSYSTEM...

1. A disjoint array computer (DAC), comprising:a DAC master computer including a plurality of disjoint master computer communication channels, wherein the plurality of disjoint master computer communication channels are communicatively connected to a plurality of disjoint node computers, wherein the DAC master computer has direct access to each disjoint node computer of the plurality of disjoint node computers via a disjoint master computer communication channel;
wherein the disjoint master computer communication channel provides for both messaging that includes initialization of each disjoint node computer by the DAC master computer and a data channel,
wherein each data channel provides the DAC master computer access to mass storage, and
wherein the mass storage is accessible either by the DAC master computer or alternatively by each disjoint node computer via commands sent by the DAC master computer over the disjoint master computer communication channel but is inaccessible and physically isolated from other disjoint node computers of the plurality of disjoint node computers.

US Pat. No. 10,365,984

GRAPHICS CARD WARNING CIRCUIT

HONGFUJIN PRECISION INDUS...

1. A graphics card warning circuit comprising:a first connector configured to output a coupling signal in response to a discrete graphics card being coupled to the first connector;
an integrated graphics card unit configured to output a control signal in response to the integrated graphics card unit being coupled to a display screen;
a controller coupled to the first connector and the integrated graphics card unit; and
a warning circuit coupled to the controller;
wherein the controller is configured to control the integrated graphics card unit to convert information to drive the display screen in response to receiving the control signal and not receiving the coupling signal, the controller is further configured to control the discrete graphics card to convert the information to drive the display screen in response to receiving the coupling signal, and the warning circuit is configured to output warning in response to receiving the control signal and the coupling signal.

US Pat. No. 10,365,966

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR WORDLINE BASED ENCODING AND DECODING IN NAND FLASH

Marvell lnternational Ltd...

1. A method for storing codewords in NAND memory comprising:receiving a first codeword and a second codeword for storage at a NAND memory having a first page and a second page, wherein the first page is associated with a first error rate for storing data and the second page is associated with a second error rate, and the first error rate is higher than the second error rate;
reformatting, by a chopping logic controller, coupled to a plurality of parallel buffers, prior to sending the first codeword and the second codeword to the NAND memory, the first codeword into at least a first part and a second part, and the second codeword into at least a third part and a fourth part, without changing content of the first codeword or the second codeword, each part being sized such that each page in the NAND memory is capable of storing multiple parts;
selecting a first buffer from the plurality of parallel buffers that are connected to the NAND memory via a single data path, the first buffer being designated only for the first page to store the first part of the partitioned first codeword and the third part of the partitioned second codeword;
selecting a second buffer that is parallel to the first buffer and is designated only for the second page to store the second part of the partitioned first codeword and the fourth part of the partitioned second codeword;
generating, by the chopping logic controller, an output layout including the partitioned first codeword and the partitioned second codeword for transmission into the first buffer and the second buffer, respectively; and
transferring, via the single data path, stored data from the parallel first buffer designated only for the first page and the second buffer designated only for the second page to the first page having the first error rate and the second page having the second error rate lower than the first error rate, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,365,951

HOT APPLICATION RESOURCE ALLOCATION METHOD, MOBILE TERMINAL AND STORAGE MEDIUM

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A method for hot Application (APP) resource allocation, comprising:when a preset APP is launched, allocating a dedicated Central Processing Unit (CPU) resource and a dedicated memory resource to the preset APP;
judging whether a duration of the preset APP running in a background state reaches a preset duration; and
when the duration of the preset APP running in the background state reaches the preset duration, releasing the dedicated CPU resource and the dedicated memory resource allocated to the preset APP, and allocating a common CPU resource and a common memory resource to the preset APP,
wherein the method further comprises:
when the preset APP is switched from running in the background state to running in a foreground state, judging whether a number of other preset APPs running in the foreground state reaches a preset threshold; and
when the number of the other preset APPs running in the foreground state does not reach the preset threshold, releasing the common CPU resource and the common memory resource allocated to the preset APP, and allocating the dedicated CPU resource and the dedicated memory resource to the preset APP.

US Pat. No. 10,365,797

GROUP MEMBERSHIP CONTENT PRESENTATION AND AUGMENTATION SYSTEM AND METHOD

Ambient Consulting, LLC, ...

1. A method for organizing media content items comprising:a) on a computerized processor, accessing media content items stored on a tangible, non-transitory computer memory;
b) analyzing, using the processor, time metadata for the media content items to find commonalities in the time metadata;
c) clustering, using the processor, the media content items into a first content cluster without user involvement, the clustering being based upon commonalities in the time metadata;
d) creating a crowd-sourced event database containing a plurality of calendar event data items by:
i) receiving a plurality of content clusters from a plurality of users, the plurality of content clusters each comprising an identification of a plurality of media content items, time metadata, and description metadata,
ii) extracting the time metadata and description metadata from the content clusters, and
iii) creating calendar event data items from the time metadata and description metadata extracted from the content clusters;
e) identifying, using the processor, a related calendar event data item based on commonalities between the time metadata of the first content cluster and time information of the related calendar event data item, wherein this step further comprises:
i) identifying, using the processor, a particular user associated with the media content items of the first content cluster,
ii) filtering the calendar event data items into a filtered subset of calendar event data items that are relevant to the particular user, wherein at least calendar event data items in the filtered subset was created by a user other than the particular user, and
iii) comparing the filtered subset of calendar event data items with the time metadata of the first content cluster; and
f) assigning description metadata from the related calendar event data item to description metadata for the first content cluster.

US Pat. No. 10,365,734

CLICKABLE CONTROL PAD

HOME CONTROL SINGAPORE PT...

1. A remote control system with a virtual keyboard, comprising:a remote control device comprising a clickable control pad; and
a consumer electronics device having or coupled to a display device, the consumer electronics device being controlled by the remote control device, the consumer electronics device being arranged for showing on the display device the virtual keyboard, wherein the virtual keyboard is navigated by finger movements on a top part of the clickable control pad, and each of a plurality of virtual keys is selected by pressing the top part of the clickable control pad at a position corresponding to the selected virtual key;
the clickable control pad being formed of:
the top part covered at least in part by a plurality of capacitive touch sensors;
a frame;
a mechanical structure comprising at least four cooperating boss-hole combinations, the holes allowing for uniform perpendicular sliding movement of the whole of the top part with respect to a plane of the frame, wherein the boss-hole combinations are located along an outer periphery of the frame;
a plurality of resilient cantilevers or springs to assert an upwards force to push the top part during clicking; and
a switch that is actuated when the top part is pressed towards the frame.

US Pat. No. 10,365,714

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DYNAMIC CONTENT DELIVERY BASED ON GAZE ANALYTICS

SYNC-THINK, INC., Palo A...

1. A method of presenting content to a subject based on eye position measurements, comprising:presenting the subject with content;
while presenting the content to the subject:
measuring one or more of the subject's eye positions;
continuously performing the operations of:
generating an attention metric using the one or more measured eye positions;
based on the attention metric, determining an attention state of the subject;
determining a locus of attention using the one or more measured eye positions;
determining a trajectory of the locus of attention; and
in accordance with the attention state of the subject being an attending state, modifying the presentation of the content based on the trajectory of the locus of attention so as to present different content than if the attention state of the subject were a not attending state.

US Pat. No. 10,365,667

FLOW-PATH CONTROLLERS AND RELATED SYSTEMS

CoolIT Systems, Inc., Ca...

1. A liquid-based heat transfer system, comprising:a fluid coupler having a first member and a second member matingly engageable and disengageable with each other, wherein the fluid coupler is configured to convey fluid when the first and second members are matingly engaged with each other and to prevent fluid conveyance when the first and second members are disengaged from each other;
a retainer configured to mechanically retain a mating engagement between the first member of the fluid coupler and the second member of the fluid coupler;
a communication circuit configured to receive an indication of a detected presence or absence of a working fluid externally of the liquid-based heat-transfer system;
a processor and a memory comprising instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the system to activate an electro-mechanical actuator mechanically coupled to the retainer to release the retainer to decouple the mechanically matingly engaged members of the fluid coupler, responsive to receiving the indication of a detected presence of the working fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,365,649

LANE CURB ASSISTED OFF-LANE CHECKING AND LANE KEEPING SYSTEM FOR AUTONOMOUS DRIVING VEHICLES

BAIDU USA LLC, Sunnyvale...

1. A computer-implemented method for operating an autonomous driving vehicle, the method comprising:detecting, a first point in time, that a wheel of an autonomous driving vehicle (ADV) rolls onto a lane curb disposed on an edge of a lane in which the ADV is moving;
detecting, at a second point in time, that the wheel of the ADV rolls off the lane curb of the lane;
calculating an angle between a moving direction of the ADV and a lane direction of the lane based on a difference between the first point in time and the second point in time in view of a current speed of the ADV, including
determining a curb width of the lane curb based on perception data that perceives the lane curb,
calculating a distance perpendicular to the lane direction of the lane that the ADV moves from the first point in time and the second point in time based on the curb width and a wheel width of the wheel determined based on a specification of the wheel, and
determining the angle based on the distance and the current speed of the ADV in view of the difference between the first point in time and the second point in time; and
generating a control command based on the angle to adjust the moving direction of the ADV to prevent the ADV from further drifting off the lane direction of the lane.

US Pat. No. 10,365,628

POSITIONING CONTROL DEVICE OF ACTUATOR PROVIDED WITH STRAIN WAVE GEARING USING H-? CONTROL

Harmonic Drive Systems In...

1. A positioning control device of an actuator provided with a strain wave gearing, in which the actuator provided with a configuration in which rotation of a motor is reduced by the strain wave gearing and transmitted to a load shaft, is driven and controlled, and positioning control for the load shaft is performed, the positioning control device of the actuator provided with the strain wave gearing comprising:a full-closed control system for feeding back a position of the load shaft and driving and controlling the motor so that the load shaft is positioned at a target position;
wherein the full-closed control system has an H? compensator designed so that, when a generalized plant that has, as a disturbance input, angular transmission error generated synchronously with relative rotation of constituent components of the strain wave gearing is assumed to be the actuator to be controlled, an H? norm of a transfer function from the disturbance input of the generalized plant to an evaluation output becomes a predetermined value or less; and
the H? compensator controls a drive current flowing to the motor;
wherein the full-closed control system feeds back a velocity of the motor to the H? compensator in addition to a position of the load shaft; and
wherein a relationship from disturbance inputs w1 to w3 to an evaluation output z is shown by

where, in the generalized plant, w1, w2, and w3 are, respectively, a disturbance input on a load side, a disturbance input on an input side, and a disturbance input representing angular transmission error; W1(s), W2(s), W3(s) are frequency weighting transfer fucntions of the disturbance inputs; z is an evaluation output; S(s) is a sensitivity coefficient; Gc(s) is a closed-loop characteristic; and GI(s) is a characteristic from angular transmission error to a position of the load shaft; and
the H? compensator is designed so that the sensitivity coefficient S(s), the closed-loop characteristic Gc(s), and the characteristic GI(s) from the angular transmission error to the position of the load shaft satisfy, for all frequency bandwidths,
S(s) Gc(s) GI(s) where ? is a predetermined value set in advance.

US Pat. No. 10,365,613

POSITIONING MECHANISM FOR A TOOTHED WHEEL IN A WATCH MOVEMENT

Harry Winston SA, Plan-l...

1. A positioning mechanism for a toothed wheel mounted on a rotatable staff in a watch movement, the positioning mechanism comprising:a positioning lever exhibiting a flat lateral edge arranged to cooperate with at least one flat provided on the staff of the toothed wheel,
wherein the positioning lever comprises a pivot arm mounted in a pivotable manner about a pivot pin provided in the watch movement, the positioning lever further comprises a positioning element exhibiting the flat lateral edge and mounted to the pivot arm at a pivot point on an end opposite the pivot pin of the pivot arm and adjacent to the flat lateral edge, and an adjusting mechanism to adjust and a locking mechanism to lock a position of the positioning element on the pivot arm in relation to the staff of the toothed wheel, and
the adjusting mechanism comprises
an eccentric mounted on the pivot arm and arranged to cooperate with the positioning element, and
a retaining spring mounted to the pivot pin and connecting to the eccentric.

US Pat. No. 10,365,608

TIMEPIECE WHEEL SET

ETA SA Manufacture Horlog...

1. A timepiece wheel set in plural parts, the wheel set comprising:a first component including an arbor which includes, about a first pivot axis, a housing arranged for reception of a second component including a plate in a single axial position, the plate including a peripheral surface with respect to a second pivot axis, the arbor comprising, on either side of the at least one housing, in a direction of the first pivot axis, an axial abutment surface arranged to maintain the plate in abutment on the arbor,
wherein the plate comprises at least a first arm, resilient radially with respect to the second pivot axis, and at least a second arm that is stiff or resilient radially with respect to the second pivot axis, the first resilient arm and second arm together forming a clamp arranged to clamp a radial bearing surface in the arbor in proximity to the axial abutment surface,
wherein the arbor further comprises an entry ramp arranged to push back radially each first resilient arm and, when included in the plate, each second resilient arm, to allow the plate to be placed on the arbor,
wherein each first arm or second arm includes one curved surface, formed by a substantially cylindrical sector, of hollow elliptical section, whose sector axis is off-center with respect to the second pivot axis, the sector axis is farther from the substantially cylindrical hollow section than the second pivot axis, by an offset value between 0.1 and 0.2 times the radius of the substantially cylindrical hollow sector,
wherein the radial bearing surface and the entry ramp of the arbor define together a flange arranged to immobilize the plate on the arbor when the plate is in abutment on the axial abutment surface of the arbor,
wherein the radial bearing surface having a clearance angle with respect to the flange, and wherein the plate bears on the arbor at four points, in symmetrical pairs with respect to the first pivot axis,
wherein the arbor further comprises, for reception of the plate, a radial bearing surface with a clearance angle under a flange, by an angle between 2° and 8°, and
wherein the plate further comprises a lower surface which forms an axial abutment surface and is in abutment on a radial surface of the arbor orthogonal to the axis of the arbor, on an annular surface delimited by an inner circle and an outer circle, the plate being, in an assembled position on the arbor, in contact with the arbor on a surface substantially reduced to a circle, on the radial bearing surface, projection of the circle, parallel to the axis of the arbor, on the radial bearing surface, being located between the inner circle and the outer circle, and coinciding with the inner circle.

US Pat. No. 10,365,534

OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE DEVICE

SUMITMO OSAKA CEMENT CO.,...

1. An optical waveguide device comprising:a housing package;
a substrate with an electro-optic effect which is accommodated in the housing package and on which an optical waveguide and an electrode for controlling optical waves propagating through the optical waveguide are formed; and
at least one light source for irradiating ultraviolet light or violet light on the substrate in a state in which an electric field is not applied to the substrate,
wherein irradiation of ultraviolet light or violet light on the substrate with the light source is carried out when an amount of bias drift in the control of the optical wave with the electrode exceeds a predetermined amount.

US Pat. No. 10,365,502

PRESCRIPTION LENSES FOR SMART EYEWEAR

Patrick C Ho, Hilton, NY...

1. An eyeglass device configured for use with smart eyewear, the smart eyewear having near-to-eye displays, the device comprising:a support member;
a first lens supported by the support member, the first lens comprising a first focal point region, wherein the first focal point region comprises a first prism which is a first power region and which is configured to displace a first center line of sight between a first eye of the wearer and the first prism of a first eye's gaze of the wearer through the first lens to an optical path parallel to the first center line of sight and collinear to a center line of a first near-to-eye displayed image when the first lens is positioned between the first eye and the displayed image, wherein a power of the first power region is adjusted to a first focal distance to focus the first near-to-eye displayed image, the first lens further comprising a second power region, wherein a power of the second power region is adjusted to a second focal distance to focus an image outside and beyond the first near-to-eye displayed image; and
a second lens supported by the support member, the second lens comprising a second focal point region, wherein the second focal point region comprises a second prism which is a third power region and which is configured to displace a second center line of sight between a second eye of the wearer and the second prism of a second eye's gaze of the wearer through the second lens to an optical path parallel to the second center line of sight and collinear to a center line of a second near-to-eye displayed image when the second lens is positioned between the second eye and the displayed image, wherein a power of the third power region is adjusted to a third focal distance to focus the second near-to-eye displayed image, the second lens further comprising a fourth power region, wherein a power of the fourth power region is adjusted to a fourth focal distance to focus an image outside and beyond the second near-to-eye displayed image.

US Pat. No. 10,365,492

SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND METHODS FOR BEAM COMBINING IN WEARABLE HEADS-UP DISPLAYS

North Inc., Kitchener, O...

1. A wearable heads-up display (WHUD) comprising:a transparent combiner;
a support structure that in use is worn on the head of a user, and which positions the transparent combiner within a field of view of the user when the support structure is worn on the head of the user;
a laser projector carried by the support structure, the laser projector comprising:
a first laser diode operable to output laser light in a first waveband;
a second laser diode operable to output laser light in a second waveband, wherein the first waveband is different from the second waveband and the first waveband and second waveband do not overlap;
at least a third laser diode operable to output laser light in a third waveband, wherein the third waveband is different from the first waveband and the second waveband and the first waveband, second waveband, and third waveband do not overlap;
at least one controllable reflector operable to scan the laser light over the transparent combiner in a field of view of the eye of a user; and
a monolithic beam combiner comprising:
a solid volume of optically transparent material that includes a first planar input surface, a second planar input surface, and a first output surface, wherein the first planar input surface is oriented and positioned opposite the first output surface across a length of the monolithic beam combiner and the second input surface is positioned and oriented orthogonal to the first input surface, and wherein the first laser diode is positioned and oriented to direct laser light in the first waveband at the first planar input surface at an at least approximately 90° angle, the second laser diode is positioned and oriented to direct laser light in the second waveband at the second planar input surface at an at least approximately 90° angle, and the third laser diode is positioned and oriented to direct laser light in the third waveband at the second planar input surface at an approximately 90° angle;
a first planar dichroic reflector within the solid volume, the first planar dichroic reflector transmissive of light in the first waveband and reflective of light in the second waveband and oriented at an at least approximately 45° angle relative to the first planar input surface and the second planar input surface; and
at least a second planar dichroic reflector within the solid volume, the second planar dichroic reflector transmissive of light in the first waveband and light in the second waveband, reflective of light in the third waveband, and oriented parallel to the first planar dichroic reflector at an at least approximately 45° angle relative to the first planar input surface and the second planar input surface; wherein:
the first dichroic planar reflector is positioned to receive laser light in the first waveband from the first laser diode and transmit the laser light in the first waveband through the at least a second planar dichroic reflector towards the first output surface;
the first planar dichroic reflector is positioned to receive laser light in the second waveband from the second laser diode and reflect the laser light in the second waveband through the at least a second planar dichroic reflector towards the first output surface;
the second planar dichroic reflector is positioned to receive laser light in the third waveband from the third laser diode and reflect the laser light in the third waveband towards the first output surface; and
the first output surface is oriented to output an aggregate laser beam comprising laser light in the first waveband, the second waveband, and at least laser light in the third waveband.

US Pat. No. 10,365,478

ENDOSCOPE OPTICAL ADAPTER AND ENDOSCOPE

OLYMPUS CORPORATION, Tok...

1. An endoscope optical adapter comprising:an objective lens for observation;
a lens frame configured to hold the objective lens;
a cover member fixed to an outer circumference of the lens frame and extended to an inner side to surround the objective lens;
an attaching and detaching member provided with a screw mechanism, the attaching and detaching member being coupled to a proximal end side of the lens frame and detachably attachable to a distal end portion of an endoscope; and
a path for discharging a droplet adhering to a distal surface of the objective lens,
wherein the path includes a first groove,
the first groove being configured to allow the droplet adhered to the distal surface of the objective lens to move from a center of the objective lens toward an outer circumference of the objective lens,
an opening of the first groove, in a front view of the distal surface of the objective lens, being formed in an arc shape at least partially along a shape of the outer circumference of the objective lens in a length direction of the first groove,
a bottom of the first groove being formed at a position which is recessed with respect to a distal end face of the cover member and which is recessed with respect to the distal surface of the objective lens, and
the arc-shaped first grove comprises:
an inner surface configured by an outer circumferential surface of the objective lens;
an outer side surface configured by the cover member; and
the bottom configured by the lens frame.

US Pat. No. 10,365,463

REFLECTORS FOR SOLAR THERMAL SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING SAME

THYSSENKRUPP STEEL EUROPE...

1. A reflector for a helio-thermal system, the reflector comprising:a metallic carrier plate comprising a sandwich plate including an upper metallic cover plate, a lower metallic cover plate, and at least one non-metallic intermediate layer disposed between the upper and lower metallic cover plates, wherein the upper metallic cover plate includes a smoothed surface having an arithmetic mean surface parameter (Ra) of less than 0.03 ?m, and wherein the upper metallic cover plate comprises steel;
a reflective coating disposed on the carrier plate, the reflective coating including at least one metallic reflective layer and at least one protective layer that is disposed on the at least one metallic reflective layer, wherein the at least one metallic reflective layer is disposed on the smoothed surface of the upper metallic cover plate.

US Pat. No. 10,365,447

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR A CHIP-ON-WAFER-ON-SUBSTRATE ASSEMBLY

Luxtera, Inc., Carlsbad,...

1. A method for communication, the method comprising:in an optical communication system comprising:
an electronics die bonded to a first surface of a photonic interposer; and
a substrate coupled to a second surface of said photonic interposer opposite to said first surface, wherein an optical fiber and a light source assembly are coupled to said second surface of said interposer in one or more cavities formed in the substrate:
receiving a continuous wave (CW) optical signal in said photonic interposer from said light source assembly; and
communicating a modulated optical signal between said optical fiber and said photonic interposer.

US Pat. No. 10,365,366

ADJUSTABLE RANGE VIEWING OF SONAR IMAGERY DURING TRIP REPLAY

NAVICO HOLDING AS, Egers...

1. An apparatus comprising a processor and a memory including computer program code, the memory and the computer program code configured to, with the processor, cause the apparatus to:retrieve trip replay data associated with a past trip of a user of a watercraft on a body of water, wherein the trip replay data includes track data associated with a traveled path of the watercraft during the past trip and sonar image data associated with sonar images that were captured by a sonar system attached to the watercraft during the past trip;
display, on a first portion of a screen, the track data on a chart such that the traveled path of the watercraft during the past trip is displayed over the chart;
determine the position of the watercraft along the traveled path;
display, on a second portion of the screen, the sonar image data captured at the position of the watercraft such that the sonar image data corresponding to a first depth range is viewable on the second portion of the screen;
receive user input indicating a desire to zoom in on a portion of the sonar image data being displayed; and
display a zoomed in view of the portion of the sonar image data such that the sonar image data corresponding to a second depth range is viewable, wherein the second depth range is less than the first depth range.

US Pat. No. 10,365,347

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR SYNCHRONIZED ULTRASONIC REAL TIME LOCATION

CenTrak, Inc., Newtown, ...

1. An ultrasonic base station, comprising:a radio frequency (RF) receiver, coupled to a time server via a backbone network and configured to receive timing synchronization information from the time server via the backbone network; and
an ultrasonic transmitter configured to transmit an ultrasonic location code at a time determined from the received timing synchronization information, the ultrasonic location code representative of a location of the ultrasonic base station, wherein the ultrasonic base station transmits a request to the time server, via the backbone network; to receive the timing synchronization information.

US Pat. No. 10,365,345

CALIBRATION DEVICE FOR USE WITH MEASUREMENT INSTRUMENTS

ANRITSU COMPANY, Morgan ...

1. A calibration device adapted to be used with a measurement instrument having two or more ports for transmitting and receiving radio frequency (RF) signals, the calibration device comprising:a controller;
two or more ports;
two or more power measurement circuits,
wherein each power measurement circuit is connectable with one of the two or more ports;
a non-transitory computer readable storage medium within which characterization data related to the two or more ports is storable;
wherein the non-transitory computer readable storage medium is accessible to the controller;
wherein the calibration device is adapted to be connected with the measurement instrument via a data bus to transmit and receive data between the controller and the measurement instrument;
wherein the two or more ports are adapted to be interchangeably connectable with the two or more ports of the measurement instrument; wherein characterization data related to the two or more ports are providable to the measurement instrument based on a detection of power at the two or more power measurement circuits; and
wherein when the two or more ports of the measurement instrument are connected with the two or more ports of the calibration device and a signal is transmitted by the measurement instrument to the calibration device, a connection configuration between the measurement instrument and the calibration device is determined based on the detection of power at the two or more power measurement circuits.

US Pat. No. 10,365,331

METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE RELIABILITY OF STATE OF HEALTH PARAMETER VALUES

1. A method for determining if a reliable state of health for a battery comprising a plurality of battery cells can be calculated, the method comprising the steps of:calculating a state of charge value for the battery by means of at least one of a received measured voltage value or a received measured electric current value;
comparing the at least one of the received measured voltage value or the received measured electric current value with at least one predetermined parameter criterion for at least one of measured voltage or measured electrical current;
determining that the calculated state of charge value is accurate if the at least one of the received measured voltage value or the received measured electric current value fulfils the at least one predetermined parameter criterion;
receiving a measured temperature value of the battery;
determining that the measured temperature value is accurate if a difference between the largest temperature of a battery cell and the lowest temperature of a battery cell is within a predetermined range;
determining that the measured voltage value is accurate if measured when the absolute value of the derivative function dy/dx is above a predetermined threshold limit, where:y=a measured voltage of the battery; andx=a calculated state of charge of the battery;determining that the parameters for calculating state of health are accurate if the calculated state of charge, the measured temperature and the measured voltage value are determined accurate; and
determining that a reliable state of health can be calculated if the parameters for calculating state of health are determined accurate;
calculating a reliable state of health for the battery after determining that a reliable state of health can be calculated; and
controlling operation of the battery for optimized capacity in response to the calculated reliable state of health for the battery.

US Pat. No. 10,365,323

PROBE SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATICALLY MAINTAINING ALIGNMENT BETWEEN A PROBE AND A DEVICE UNDER TEST DURING A TEMPERATURE CHANGE

FormFactor Beaverton, Inc...

1. A method of maintaining alignment between a probe, which forms a portion of a probe head assembly, and a device under test (DUT), which is present on a surface of a substrate, during thermal modulation of the DUT, the method comprising:collecting an initial image of a planar offset fiducial;
determining an initial height reference of a height offset fiducial;
changing a temperature of the DUT from a first DUT temperature to a second DUT temperature;
subsequent to the collecting and during the changing, maintaining a planar alignment between the probe and the DUT by automatically and repeatedly:
(i) collecting a subsequent image of the planar offset fiducial;
(ii) comparing the initial image and the subsequent image to determine a planar offset of the planar offset fiducial, wherein the planar offset is defined within a surface plane that is at least substantially parallel to the surface of the substrate; and
(iii) adjusting a planar location of at least one of the probe and the DUT to maintain the planar alignment, wherein the adjusting is based, at least in part, on the planar offset; and
subsequent to the determining and during the changing, maintaining a height alignment between the probe and the DUT by automatically and repeatedly:
(i) determining a subsequent height reference of the height offset fiducial;
(ii) comparing the initial height reference and the subsequent height reference to determine a height offset of the height offset fiducial, wherein the height offset is defined along a contacting axis that is at least substantially perpendicular to the surface of the substrate; and
(iii) adjusting a height location of at least one of the probe and the DUT to maintain the height alignment, wherein the adjusting is based, at least in part, on the height offset.

US Pat. No. 10,365,309

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR USING MODULE-LEVEL POWER ELECTRONICS DATA FOR VALIDATING DISTRIBUTED ENERGY RESOURCE SYSTEM PARAMETERS

Enphase Energy, Inc., Pe...

1. A method for validating distributed energy resource (DER) as-designed parameters, the method being performed by a computer system comprising at least one processor, the method comprising:obtaining, from module level power electronics coupled to a photovoltaic (PV) module of the DER, data corresponding to sunrise on a particular day, wherein the data corresponding to the sunrise is based on a first measurement pertaining to the PV;
obtaining, from the module level power electronics, data corresponding to sunset on the particular day, wherein the data corresponding to the sunset is based on a second measurement pertaining to the PV;
determining, by the computer system and using the data corresponding to the sunrise and the data corresponding to the sunset, (i) the length of the particular day and (ii) the solar noon for the particular day;
computing, by the computer system and using the length of the particular day and the solar noon for the particular day, an as-built latitude for the PV module and an as-built longitude for the PV module; and
comparing, by the computer system, (a) the as-built latitude to an as-designed latitude for the PV module, and (b) the as-built longitude to an as-designed longitude for the PV module.

US Pat. No. 10,365,291

METHOD FOR TRANSFERRING A LIQUID VOLUME IN AN ANALYZER

Siemens Healthcare Diagno...

1. A method for transferring a liquid volume in an analyzer, the analyzer comprising a pipetting device mounted on a first shiftable transfer arm and having a pipetting needle and a gripper mounted on a second shiftable transfer arm and configured for a reaction vessel, the method comprising:(a) grabbing a reaction vessel using the gripper;
(b) removing a defined liquid volume from a liquid container using the pipetting device;
(c) shifting the pipetting device to a position above the reaction vessel;
(d) lowering the pipetting needle in a vertical direction into the reaction vessel held by the gripper, to a position in which the pipetting needle does not touch an inner wall of the reaction vessel;
(e) shifting the pipetting device in a horizontal direction such that a tip of the pipetting needle touches the inner wall of the reaction vessel;
(f) dispensing the defined liquid volume into the reaction vessel;
(g) retracting the pipetting device in a horizontal direction to a position in which the pipetting needle does not touch the inner wall of the reaction vessel; and
(h) raising the pipetting needle in a vertical direction out of the reaction vessel held by the gripper,
wherein the reaction vessel is held in an inclined position by the gripper at least during execution of (e) to (g), and so a longitudinal axis of the reaction vessel is tilted relative to a longitudinal axis of the pipetting needle.

US Pat. No. 10,365,264

APPARATUS FOR MEASURING CONTRACTILE ABILITY OF MYOCARDIAL TISSUE

NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION,...

1. A measuring apparatus relating to a contractile ability of a spontaneously pulsating myocardial tissue, the measuring apparatus comprising:a measurement table;
wherein the measurement table comprises:
a tray for containing the myocardial tissue, wherein the tray comprising a bottom wall portion, and wherein the bottom wall portion comprises a hole portion;
a storage section having an opening and configured to hold liquid inside the storage section, the opening in fluidic connection with the hole portion;
an attaching portion on which the myocardial tissue is attached around the opening;
a cell culture solution injection path disposed below and in fluidic connection with the opening;
a pressurizing device in fluidic connection with the cell culture solution injection path and configured to pressurize the liquid supplied in the storage section through the cell culture solution injection path; and
a pressure sensor, wherein the pressure sensor is disposed inside the storage section in a position opposed to the opening.

US Pat. No. 10,365,212

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CALIBRATION OF OPTICAL SIGNALS IN SEMICONDUCTOR PROCESS SYSTEMS

Verity Instruments, Inc.,...

1. An optical calibration device for in-chamber calibration of optical signals associated with a processing chamber, comprising:an enclosure;
an optical source located within the enclosure and configured to provide a source light having a continuous spectrum; and
optical shaping elements located within the enclosure and configured to form the source light into a calibrating light that approximates a plasma emission during an operation within the processing chamber, the calibrating light having a wavelength range, spatial extent and angular extent at least equal to that provided by the plasma emission and observed by an optical detector coupled to the plasma chamber via an optical coupling system.

US Pat. No. 10,365,209

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING DISSOLVED GAS ANALYSIS ON A PIECE OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT USING RESONANT PHOTO-ACOUSTIC SPECTROSCOPY AND USE THEREOF

Morgan Schaffer Ltd., Qu...

1. An apparatus for performing dissolved gas analysis on a piece of electrical equipment having components immersed in electrical insulating liquid, the apparatus comprising:a. a liquid inlet and a liquid outlet connectable to the piece of electrical equipment for allowing electrical insulating liquid to circulate between the piece of electrical equipment and the apparatus through a liquid circulation path;
b. a gas extraction cell in communication with the liquid circulation path, said gas extraction cell being configured for extracting a gas sample from the electrical insulating liquid;
c. an analyser in fluid communication with said gas extraction cell for performing gas analysis on the extracted gas sample, said analyser including a photo-acoustic spectroscopy measurement system having an elongated channel including a resonant cavity and an electromagnetic energy source, wherein the resonant cavity includes a first portion and a second portion configured for containing at least part of the gas sample, wherein said first portion of the resonant cavity defines an optical pathway configured for propagation of electromagnetic energy from the electromagnetic energy source, and wherein the resonant cavity includes an element configured for obstructing the propagation of the electromagnetic energy from the electromagnetic energy source through the second portion of the resonant cavity, the photo-acoustic spectroscopy measurement system being configured to excite a portion of the gas sample contained in the optical pathway defined by the first portion of the resonant cavity to produce a photo-acoustic signal associated with the extracted gas sample;
d. a processing unit programmed for deriving information associated with dissolved gas concentrations in the electrical insulating liquid at least in part by processing the photo-acoustic signal produced by the analyser.

US Pat. No. 10,365,206

SURFACE CONDITION MONITORING APPARATUS

JAPAN AEROSPACE EXPLORATI...

1. A surface condition monitoring apparatus, comprising:a transparent member;
a transmission unit including a transmitter that transmits electromagnetic waves from one side of the transparent member toward the other side; and
a reception unit including a receiver that detects the electromagnetic waves that enter the one side of the transparent member from the other side,
the transmission unit and the reception unit being arranged such that the receiver detects scattered waves of the electromagnetic waves transmitted from the transmitter, that enter the one side from the other side,
the transmission unit being configured to be capable of transmitting a plurality of electromagnetic waves having different wavelengths, and
the reception unit being configured to detect one-dimensional, two dimensional, and a combination of one-dimensional and two-dimensional intensities of the scattered waves of the electromagnetic waves with different wavelengths,
wherein the surface condition monitoring apparatus monitors the surface condition on the bases of a plurality of relationships between the transmitted electromagnetic waves and the detected one-dimensional, two dimensional, and a combination of one-dimensional and two-dimensional intensities.

US Pat. No. 10,365,178

LEAK DETECTION SYSTEM

SAINT-GOBAIN PERFORMANCE ...

1. A leak detection system comprising:a sensor having a first condition when dry and a second condition when wet;
a communication device operatively coupled to the sensor;
an attachment element adapted to attach the leak detection system to an area for monitoring fluid leakage, wherein the attachment element is removable, reusable, or both, wherein the sensor comprises a detection element comprising an electrical circuit, and wherein the electrical circuit comprises a wire having a plurality of fingers; and
a substrate, wherein the detection element is in communication with the substrate, wherein the substrate is adapted to change between a first size when dry and a second size when wet in response to fluid contact, the first and second sizes being different from one another, and wherein the plurality of fingers are adapted so that a conductive fluid will bridge a gap between the plurality of fingers to create a closed circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,365,170

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR INDICATING THE FUEL CONSUMPTION AND/OR EFFICIENCY OF A HEATING UNIT

BOOSTHEAT, Nimes (FR)

1. A method for indicating consumption in billable combustible and free energy gathered in an outside environment of a heating unit to a user wherein said heating unit includes at least one heat pump with a thermal compressor driven by a thermal energy feed, a heating fluid distribution circuit and a plurality of convectors or radiators receiving an energy quantity Q1, the thermal compressor mainly using as a cold source the heating fluid distribution circuit and the thermal energy feed being at least provided by burning a billed combustible, wherein the method comprises at least:A—measuring, via a combustible meter, over a preset time period, a quantity of billable combustible burnt to provide at least a part of the thermal energy feed to the thermal compressor of the heat pump and determining, using the quantity of billable combustible burnt over the preset time period, a corresponding amount of a billed energy quantity Q2F,
B—measuring, via first and second temperature sensors and a flow-rate sensor, over the preset time period, on a heat transfer circuit of the heat pump, a temperature of a heat transfer fluid before and after passing through an outside exchanger and a flow-rate of the heat transfer fluid passing through the outside exchanger and determining, over the preset time period, based on said measurements, an energy quantity Q3 corresponding to a quantity of said free energy gathered in the outside environment, where the energy quantity Q3 is obtained by integrating a temperature difference across the outside exchanger multiplied by the flow-rate across the outside exchanger,
C—displaying at least the consumption of the heating unit in billable combustible and free energy gathered in the outside environment by displaying the energy quantities Q2F and Q3, corresponding to the preset time period, on a display screen and/or a document intended for billing the client.

US Pat. No. 10,365,164

OPTICAL SYSTEM PHASE ACQUISITION METHOD AND OPTICAL SYSTEM EVALUATION METHOD

USHIO DENKI KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. An optical system phase acquisition method of calculating a broad sense phase distribution ?sj(u, v) by calculating process by a processing apparatus (Up) in an optical system that comprises an optical system (Ot) configured of one or more image forming optical elements, a plurality of input image points (Psj) (j=1, 2, . . . applies similarly hereafter), and a phase defining plane (T) located at a prescribed relative position with respect to an output side of the optical system (Ot), the broad sense phase distribution ?sj(u, v) being information associated with a phase distribution derived from the input image points (Psj) on the phase defining plane (T), the method comprising:a step (a1) of arranging an imaging element (Uf) on the optical system (Ot) and the output side of the optical system (Ot);
a step (a2) of arranging the plurality of input image points (Psj) on an input side of the optical system (Ot);
a step (a3) of illuminating the optical system (Ot) by input light fluxes (Fsj) emitted from the plurality of input image points (Psj), and illuminating output light fluxes (Foj) outputted from the optical system (Ot) to the imaging element (Uf);
a step (a4) of acquiring interference image data (Df) that collectively includes information of an interference image about the plurality of input image points (Psj) by imaging the interference image by the imaging element (Uf), the interference image being generated by superimposing a reference light flux (Fr) coherent with the output light fluxes (Foj) to the output light fluxes (Foj);
a step (a5) of the imaging element (Uf) transmitting the interference image data (Df) to the processing apparatus (Up);
a step (b1) of performing, by the processing apparatus (Up), diffractive optical light propagation simulation to a separation reconstruction surface (Sg) which is at a position where the output light fluxes (Foj) separates into respective light fluxes and reconstructing the output light fluxes (Foj) in the separation reconstruction surface (Sg) based on the interference image data (Df), and thereafter calculating a broad sense phase distribution ?gj(u?, v?) in the separation reconstruction surface (Sg) associated with only light emitted from one input image point (Psj) by the calculating process; and
a step (b2) of performing, by the processing apparatus (Up), diffractive optical light propagation simulation based on the broad sense phase distribution ?gj(u?, v?) to calculate a broad sense phase distribution ?sj(u, v) belonging to the input image point (Psj) on the phase defining plane (T) by the calculating process.

US Pat. No. 10,365,155

SYSTEM FOR COMPUTING EXPOSURE TO SOLAR RADIATION OF AN INDIVIDUAL

Sihealth Photonics S.R.L....

1. A system used to calculate exposure to solar radiation in a given wavelength range, received by a person in each part of a body, the system comprising:a wearable device having stable position and orientation with respect to the body of a person, the wearable device comprising position sensors capable of detecting position data of one or more points of the body according to at least azimuth and inclination with respect to a vertical line depending on the position that the body has during sun exposure;
a geolocalization sensor associated with the person;
a remote computing unit operatively connected to a satellite means to receive georeferenced data related to solar irradiation over time and to associate solar irradiance data to geographic position, posture and the orientation of the person or of parts of the body of the person over time, to provide an overall incident irradiance and a relative associated dose accumulated over time for each point of the body;
a portable telecommunication device positioned close to the person, the portable telecommunication device comprising:
a first communication interface connected to the wearable device and the geolocalization sensor for receiving first data related to the geographic position, posture and orientation of the person or of parts of the body of the person;
a second communication interface connected to the remote computing unit to send to the first data to the remote computing unit and to receive second data relative to the sun exposure of the person;
a means for the person receiving information associated to the second data relating to the person's exposure to solar radiation.

US Pat. No. 10,365,154

DIACETYLENE FILM SENSITIZED WITH PHOTOINITIATOR AND APPLICATIONS OF THE FILM

ISP Investments LLC, Wil...

1. An indicator with film media that is sensitive to long wavelength ultraviolet (UV) light, comprising:a top layer of polymeric film that is permeable to the UV light;
an active layer below the polymeric film, the active layer prepared from a radiochromic active fluid comprising a microcrystalline dispersion of a substantially crystalline image receptive polyacetylenic compound, and a photoinitiator comprising a photoinitiator compound or mixture of photoinitiators,
wherein said photoinitiator is selected from the group consisting of sodium salt of anthraquinone-2-sulfonic acid, 2-methyl-1-[4-(methylthio)phenyl]-2-(4-morpholinyl)-1-propanone, and 2-hydroxy-2-methylpropiophenone; and
a bottom layer below the active layer and the top layer, the bottom layer comprising an adhesive lower surface.

US Pat. No. 10,365,152

COMPACT ANNULAR FIELD IMAGER AND METHOD FOR IMAGING ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION

Wavefront Research, Inc.,...

1. An optical imager, comprising:an object array substantially located at an object plane;
a catadioptric element configured to substantially collimate electromagnetic radiation emanating from the object array, wherein the catadioptric element comprises at least one refractive surface and at least one reflective surface;
an optical element configured to image the substantially collimated electromagnetic radiation from a central plane onto an image plane; the central plane separating the catadioptric element and the optical element; and
an image array substantially located at the image plane;
wherein the catadioptric element comprises a concave surface and a convex surface opposing the concave surface; andwherein the concave surface comprises a first refractive surface and a second reflective surface.

US Pat. No. 10,365,134

VORTEX FLOWMETER WITH REDUCED INTRUSION BY PROVIDING PIEZOELECTRIC SENSORS EXTERNALLY OF THE FLOW TUBE

Micro Motion Inc., Bould...

1. A vortex flowmeter comprising:a flow tube having a first end and a second end;
a shedder bar disposed within the flow tube between the first end and the second end, the shedder bar being configured to generate vortices in fluid flowing through the flow tube;
a first sensor coupled to measurement circuitry of the vortex flowmeter to provide a first sensor signal, the first sensor being mounted to an external surface of the flow tube downstream of the shedder bar;
a second sensor coupled to the measurement circuitry of the vortex flowmeter to provide a second sensor signal, the second sensor being mounted to the external surface of the flow tube downstream of the shedder bar; and
wherein the each of first sensor signal and the second sensor signal is configured to detect individual deformations of the flow tube resulting from vortices inside the flow tube.

US Pat. No. 10,365,097

SONDE HAVING ORIENTATION COMPENSATION FOR IMPROVED DEPTH DETERMINATION

IN-SITU, INC., Fort Coll...

1. A method for determining an actual immersion depth of a submersible sonde immersed in a fluid, the method comprising the steps of:immersing the submersible sonde in fluid, wherein the submersible sonde comprises:
a base having a sensor receiving port and a base interior volume, wherein the sensor has a proximal end operably positioned in the sensor receiving port and a distal end extending a longitudinal distance from the base, the distal end of the sensor having an active sensing region forming a sensor plane;
a pressure sensor at least partially positioned in the base interior volume, wherein a pressure sensor position is separated from the sensor plane by a separation distance (Ds), and wherein the pressure sensor has a lateral pressure sensor position in the submersible sonde;
an orientation sensor positioned in the base interior volume; and
a central processing unit (CPU) in data communication with the pressure sensor and the orientation sensor;
measuring a pressure (P) with the pressure sensor of the submersible sonde submersed in the fluid;
determining, by the CPU and based on the measured P, a fluid depth (Dp) at the lateral pressure sensor position, the Dp defining a true vertical distance of the pressure sensor position from a surface of the fluid;
measuring, by the orientation sensor, an orientation angle (?) of the submersible sonde immersed in a fluid, ? defining an angular displacement of the submersible sonde from a true vertical alignment of the submersible sonde;
calculating, by the CPU and based on Ds and based on the measured time-varying ?, a vertical distance (Dx) between the sensor plane and the pressure sensor position; and
determining the actual immersion depth (D) by summing Dx and Dp, the D defining a true vertical distance of the sensor plane from the fluid surface.

US Pat. No. 10,365,095

ROLLING VIRTUAL WHEEL SPINDLE CALIBRATION

SNAP-ON INCORPORATED, Ke...

1. A method for detecting an occurrence of a movement deviation during a rolling movement of a wheel assembly across a supporting surface associated with a rolling compensation procedure of a vehicle service system, the method comprising:rolling the wheel assembly across the supporting surface to generate the rolling movement;
acquiring data associated with the wheel assembly at a plurality of positions across said supporting surface during the rolling movement;
processing said acquired data to obtain a set of values representative of a parameter associated with the wheel assembly in each of said plurality of positions across said supporting surface;
evaluating said set of parameter values to identify each value in said set of parameter values which deviated, during said rolling movement, from an expected value by more than an acceptable tolerance in response to a movement deviation by the wheel assembly; and
selecting, within a vehicle service procedure, an action in response to said evaluation identifying at least one deviated value.

US Pat. No. 10,365,086

METHOD AND SCANNER FOR TOUCH FREE DETERMINATION OF A POSITION AND 3-DIMENSIONAL SHAPE OF PRODUCTS ON A RUNNING SURFACE

Gerhard Schubert GmbH, C...

1. A method for touch-free determination of a position and 3-dimensional shape of products (P1, P2) on a surface (1) extending in longitudinal direction (10, X), whereina line scanner (20) is arranged at least partly above the surface (1), wherein the line scanner (20) comprises at least three line cameras (K, K1, K2) and at least two projectors or beamers (B) with one of said line cameras (K1) arranged in a line direction (12, Y) between two adjacent projectors or beamers (B), wherein the line scanner (20) is arranged such that the line direction extends transversally to the longitudinal direction (10, X),
a pattern (2) that is uniquely coded at least in sections and includes optically scanable markings (2.1, 2.2, 2.3) is radiated by the at least two beams (B) in a defined manner along the line direction (12, Y) extending transversally to the longitudinal direction (10, X) over the surface (1) with the products (P1, P2) at least temporarily,
an image line (3) extending transversal to the markings in the portion of the markings (2.1, 2.2, 2.3) and an actual position (SP1, SP2) of edges of the markings (2.1, 2.2, 2.3) on the image line (3) is captured by the at least three line cameras (K, K1, K2), arranged along line direction (12, Y),
an offset (V1, V2) of the edge in line direction (12, Y) is determined from a known nominal position (SP1?, SP2?) of the edge in line direction (12, Y) and its actual position (SP1, SP2) and converted into an elevation value (h2, h3),
an image-line-elevation profile is determined from the elevation values (h2, h3) of all image-line-points,
the preceding steps are repeated after a relative movement of the surface (1) in longitudinal direction (10, X) and transversally to line direction (12, Y) on the one side with respect to the markings (2.1, 2.2, 2.3) and on the other side with respect to the image line (3);
a three-dimensional elevation profile of the surface (1) including the products (P1, P2) placed thereon is generated from directly sequential image-line-elevation profiles without gaps between each other so that profiles are generated for multiple products in the line direction (12, Y);
the uniquely encoded pattern (2) has portions (7.1, 7.2, 7.3) in line direction (12, Y) in which portions a color of the pattern (2), thus of the markings (2.1, 2.2, 2.3) within a portion (7.1, 7.2, 7.3) remains identical, but two adjacent portions (7.1, 7.2, 7.3) have different colors and are created by radiation from two different of said projectors or beamers (B) of different color, wherein each projector or beamer (B) respectively radiates a portion (7.1, 7.2, 7.3); and
an image portion of each camera (K, K1, K2) is selected so that the image portions of the camera (K) are overlapping in line direction (12, Y) with an image portion of the second next camera (K2) on the surface of the maximum elevation of each of the products (P1, P2) to be detected, wherein said image portion of each camera (K, K1, K2) is selected so that it extends at least beyond a point on the surface (1), that is directly beneath the next camera (K, K1, K2).

US Pat. No. 10,365,085

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MEASURING THICKNESS OF THIN FILM

INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR ENER...

1. A method for measuring a thickness of a thin film, comprising the steps of:(1) basing on a training database to establish an artificial neural network, the training database including a plurality of modified spectra and a plurality of film thicknesses corresponding individually to the plurality of modified spectra; wherein the step (1) includes the steps of:
(11) determining a substrate of the sample, a material of the coated film, and a measuring range for the sample;
(12) applying the thin-film optical theory to establish randomly a plurality of simulated spectra in correspondence to different thicknesses of the coated film on the sample within the measuring range, in which each of the plurality of simulated spectra includes an optical parameter of the sample with respect to a specific wavelength of the light beam; and
(13) adding a noise parameter into each of the plurality of simulated spectra so as to form corresponding one of the plurality of modified spectra;
(2) measuring a sample having a coated film so as to obtain a spectrum; and
(3) running the artificial neural network already trained by the plurality of modified spectra so as to use the spectrum to estimate a thickness of the coated film on the sample.

US Pat. No. 10,365,080

COORDINATE MEASURING MACHINE HAVING A CARRIER STRUCTURE FOR COUPLING WITH A SENSOR HEAD

CARL ZEISS INDUSTRIELLE M...

2. A sensor head for a coordinate measuring machine, having a first changing interface for coupling the sensor head with a carrier structure of the coordinate measuring machine, and wherein the sensor head further comprises a cable element and a second changing interface for coupling the cable element with the carrier structure, wherein the second changing interface is arranged on an end of the cable element distal to the sensor head, and comprises a collar portion which surrounds the cable element at least in part, on the end of the cable element distal to the sensor head, and wherein said collar portion is physically configured to slidably engage a complementary shaped receiving feature on the carrier structure by movement transversely relative to a longitudinal axis of the end of the cable element and prevent rotation of the collar portion when engaged with said receiving feature, and further wherein the second changing interface is spatially separated from the first changing interface.

US Pat. No. 10,365,077

DETONATOR PROVIDED WITH A SECUREMENT DEVICE

LIFE TIME ENGINEERING AB,...

1. A detonator arrangement comprising:a detonator having an initiation charge and a base charge, which initiation charge is arranged to initiate a detonation of said base charge, said detonator arrangement comprises a securement device which is movable in relation to the detonator, which securement device can be disposed in a first position arranged to prevent a transfer of the detonation of the initiation charge to the base charge, whereby the detonation of the base charge is avoided, and in a second position arranged to allow the transfer of the detonation of the initiation charge to the base charge, whereby the detonation of the base charge is obtained, wherein said securement device is arranged to be positioned at a distance from at least a part of said initiation charge in said first position and is arranged to surround at least said part of said initiation charge, in said second position.

US Pat. No. 10,365,063

ARCHERY BOW WITH CIRCULAR STRING TRACK

MCP IP, LLC, Sparta, WI ...

1. An archery bow comprising:a riser;
a first limb supported by the riser;
a second limb supported by the riser;
a first rotatable member supported by the first limb and arranged to rotate on a first axis, the first rotatable member comprising a bowstring track;
a second rotatable member supported by the second limb and arranged to rotate on a second axis; and
a bowstring comprising a first end attached to the first rotatable member, the bowstring extending to the second rotatable member;
wherein the bowstring track comprises a first portion and a second portion, the first portion comprising a circular arc having a constant radius from the first axis, the circular arc extending at least 90 degrees about the first axis, the second portion comprising a non-circular arc having a varying radius from the first axis, an outer periphery of the first rotatable member being continuously concave with respect to the first axis.

US Pat. No. 10,365,051

MICROCHANNEL HEAT EXCHANGER

FUJITSU GENERAL LIMITED, ...

1. A microchannel heat exchanger, comprising:a microchannel heat exchanger body including a channel layer stack formed in such a manner that a plurality of high-temperature channel layers provided with a channel for a high-temperature fluid and a plurality of low-temperature channel layers provided with a channel for a low-temperature fluid are alternately stacked, an inlet and an outlet for the high-temperature fluid, and an inlet and an outlet for the low-temperature fluid; and
a printed circuit board that is fixed to a surface of the microchannel heat exchanger body, and that has installed thereon at least a plurality of temperature sensors that are mounted on a surface of the printed circuit board and inserted in a stacking direction of the heat exchanger body in such a manner that each sensing point of the plurality of temperature sensors is arranged to be in direct contact with fluid near each of the inlet and the outlet for the high-temperature fluid and the inlet and the outlet for the low-temperature fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,365,047

ELECTRONICS COOLING WITH MULTI-PHASE HEAT EXCHANGE AND HEAT SPREADER

GE Aviation Systems LLC, ...

1. A system for cooling a surface comprising:a housing comprising:
an evaporator portion; and
a multi-domain heat exchanger having at least one trifurcated heat exchange portion comprising an array of unit cells defining a plurality of nested trifurcated domains, the array of unit cells of the multi-domain heat exchanger comprising:
a first structure comprising a trifurcated condenser portion, the trifurcated condenser portion coupled to the evaporator portion;
a second structure comprising a trifurcated coolant portion, the trifurcated coolant portion substantially surrounded by the trifurcated condenser portion; and
a trifurcated phase change material portion substantially surrounding the trifurcated condenser portion, the trifurcated phase change material portion configured to receive a phase change material.

US Pat. No. 10,365,043

STIRRING FAN FOR HEAT TREATMENT APPARATUS, AND HEAT TREATMENT APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME

Koyo Thermo Systems Co., ...

1. A stirring fan for a heat treatment apparatus, comprising:a shaft; and
a plurality of blades radially extending from the shaft, wherein
the shaft includes a blade fixing portion for fixing the blades,
the blade fixing portion includes a cylindrical portion extending in a longitudinal direction of the shaft,
a hole inside the cylindrical portion is open to one end face of the shaft and a deeper side of the hole is closed,
the stirring fan further comprises a discharge portion for discharging gas inside the cylindrical portion to the outside of the blade fixing portion,
the discharge portion is open to the outside of the blade fixing portion, at a position away from the one end face of the shaft,
the discharge portion includes a discharge hole that is continuous with the hole inside the cylindrical portion and that is open to an outer surface of the stirring fan,
the discharge hole is opened to an outer circumferential face of the blade fixing portion at a position between two roots of the two blades adjacent to each other in a circumferential direction of the shaft, and
the deeper side of the hole is closed such that the gas introduced into the hole from opening of the one end face of the shaft is discharged to outside of the cylindrical portion at a position between the two roots of the two blades adjacent to each other via the discharge hole.

US Pat. No. 10,365,013

FLUID HEATER WITH FINITE ELEMENT CONTROL

Heatworks Technologies, I...

1. A heater for heating an electrically conductive fluid comprising:(a) a structure;
(b) a plurality of electrodes mounted to the structure with spaces between neighboring ones of the electrodes, the structure being adapted to direct fluid flowing through the heater in a downstream direction along a predetermined flow path extending through the spaces, so that fluid in the spaces contacts the electrodes and electrically connects neighboring electrodes to one another,
(c) an electrical power supply having at least two poles, the power supply being operable to supply different electrical potentials to different ones of the poles;
(d) power switches electrically connected between at least some of the electrodes and the poles, the power switches being operable to selectively connect the electrodes to the poles and to selectively disconnect electrodes from the poles so as to form conduction paths, each including two live electrodes connected to different poles of the power supply and fluid in at least one of the spaces;
(e) a controller configured to control operation of the power switches by cyclically operating a model in which the fluid is modeled as a series of fluid elements passing through the spaces at a speed based on a flow rate of the fluid through the heater, each cycle including the steps of:
(i) modeling operation of different ones of the conduction paths for an actuation interval having a beginning and an end, the modeling step being conducted so as to select conduction paths for actuation during the actuation interval such that actuation of the selected conduction paths will not violate a set of constraints including a maximum temperature for each fluid element at the end of the actuation interval and a maximum current through each live electrode, the modeling using estimated beginning temperatures and conductivities for individual ones of the fluid elements at the beginning of the actuation interval; and then
(ii) actuating the power switches to connect only the live electrodes of the selected conduction paths to the power supply at the beginning of the actuation interval; and
(iii) using the finite element model, predicting ending temperatures for the individual ones of the fluid elements at the end of the actuation interval,
wherein the estimated beginning temperatures of the fluid elements used in each cycle are determined based at least in part on the ending temperatures for the same fluid elements predicted in a previous cycle.

US Pat. No. 10,364,998

THERMOSTAT HAVING OVER CURRENT MANAGEMENT

Siemens Schweiz AG, Zuri...

1. An environmental control device for managing over current of a control input of an HVAC system, comprising:a control output terminal;
a switch having an activation input, a signal input and a signal output connected to the control output terminal and coupled to the signal input when the switch is activated via the activation input;
a power input terminal operatively connected to the signal input of the switch such that, when in receipt of a power input signal, the power input signal is presented to the signal input of the switch to drive the control input of the HVAC system when the switch is activated via the activation input;
an over current detector having a first input operatively connected to the power input terminal and an over current detector output, the over current detector comparing the power input signal when present on the power input terminal to a pre-determined current level and generating an over-current condition on the over current detector output when a current of the power input signal exceeds the pre-determined current level;
a timer;
a processor operatively coupled to the activation input, the over current detector output and the timer;
wherein the processor,
(a) activates the switch via the activation input;
(b) determines whether the over current condition is present on the over current detector output;
in response to determining the over current condition is present,
(c) initializes the timer to a pre-determined time;
(d) activates the timer;
(e) determines whether the over current condition is still present on the over current detector output when the timer reflects that the pre-determined time has expired;
in response to determining the over current condition is still present when the timer reflects that the pre-determined time has expired,
(f) deactivates the switch via the activation input; and
a counter, wherein the processor is operably coupled to the counter and further configured to:
in response to determining the over-current condition is still present when the timer reflects that the pre-determined time has expired,
(g) increment the counter;
(h) determine whether the counter exceeds a predetermined number of retries;
in response to determining the counter has not exceeded the predetermined number of retries;
(i) reactivate the switch via the activation input.

US Pat. No. 10,364,978

SEPARATORS AND MIXERS FOR DELIVERING CONTROLLED-QUALITY SOLAR-GENERATED STEAM OVER LONG DISTANCES FOR ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY, AND ASSOCIATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS

GlassPoint Solar, Inc., ...

1. A method for providing solar-heated steam to a target user, comprising:generating steam via a working fluid heated at a solar field, the solar field including at least one receiver carrying the working fluid, and at least one concentrator positioned to concentrate solar radiation on the at least one receiver;
separating a liquid fraction from the steam;
directing a vapor fraction of the steam toward the target user via a first, vapor fraction conduit; and
directing at least part of the liquid fraction toward the target user in parallel with the vapor fraction via a second, liquid fraction conduit.

US Pat. No. 10,364,975

HIGHLY EFFICIENT LED ARRAY MODULE WITH PRE-CALCULATED NON-CIRCULAR ASYMMETRICAL LIGHT DISTRIBUTION

BRIDGELUX INC., Fremont,...

1. A light module comprising:a light emitting diode (LED) array having a planar front surface and configured to emit light from the planar front surface; and
a double-reflective assembly coupled to the LED array, the double-reflective assembly comprising:
a frame having an opening with the LED array disposed therein and the planar front surface of the LED array being co-planar with the frame;
a lower member comprising:
a left bottom reflector having a planar reflective surface;
a right bottom reflector having a planar reflective surface;
wherein the planar reflective surfaces of the left and right bottom reflectors extend from respective sides of the opening of the frame and at respective angles away from the planar front surface of the LED array, such that the left and right bottom reflectors do not physically intersect the planar front surface of the LED array; and
an upper member comprising:
a left top reflector; and
a right top reflector,
wherein the left top reflector is attached to the left bottom reflector to form a left double-reflective assembly, and the right top reflector is attached to the right bottom reflector to form a right double-reflective assembly, and
wherein the left and right double-reflective assemblies each have a shape configured to reflect light emitted from the LED array to distribute respective non-circular intensity light distribution patterns that are asymmetrical with respect to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,364,970

LED LIGHTING ASSEMBLY HAVING ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE HEAT SINK FOR PROVIDING POWER DIRECTLY TO AN LED LIGHT SOURCE

Jabil Inc., St. Petersbu...

1. A lighting assembly comprising:at least two electrically isolated, thermally coupled segments, wherein each of the at least two electrically isolated, thermally coupled segments are electrical conductors and thermal conductors; and
a light emitting diode (LED) source electrically and thermally coupled to the at least two electrically isolated, thermally coupled segments, wherein the LED source receives power from all of the at least two electrically isolated, thermally coupled segments;
wherein the LED source includes:
a thermally conductive main circuit board electrically and thermally coupled to the at least two electrically isolated, thermally coupled segments, and
a plurality of sub-boards mounted to corresponding pads provided on the main circuit board, and wherein at least one LED is mounted to each sub-board.

US Pat. No. 10,364,958

LIGHT SOURCE

Varroc Lighting Systems, ...

1. A light source, especially for lamps of motor vehicles, comprising:a plurality of light emitting diodes (LED) (1) arranged in a row, wherein each light emitting diode (1) comprises a monocrystal (2), covered by a cap (3) of a transparent material at one side, and an anode contact element (4) to supply and a cathode contact element (5) to lead away direct current at the other side, wherein the anode contact element (4) and the cathode contact element (5) each comprises a heat-conducting body formed as a plate,
wherein the light emitting diodes (1) arranged in a row are connected with their anode contact elements (4) to one thermally and electrically conductive cooling plate (43, 45) and with their cathode contact elements (5) to another thermally and electrically conductive cooling plate (53, 55), wherein the anode and cathode contact elements (4, 5) are positioned between the cap (3) of their respective light emitting diodes (1) and the conductive cooling plates (43, 53; 45, 55) such that the anode and cathode contact elements (4, 5) are configured to convey heat generated by the light emitting diodes (1) to the conductive cooling plates (43, 53; 45, 55),
wherein the cooling plates (43, 53; 45, 55) are electrically insulated from each other and are arranged with their lateral sides next to each other, and each of the cooling plates (43, 53; 45, 55) is fitted on a horizontal surface averted from the light emitting diodes (1) with a plurality of cooling elements extending vertically from the horizontal surface of the cooling plate (43, 53; 45, 55) and configured to transfer heat to a cooling media,
wherein the cooling plates (43, 45; 53, 55), together with the cooling elements, delimit a cooling channel (65) with a closed cross-section, and wherein the cooling plates (43, 45; 53, 55) form a wall or walls of the cooling channel (65).

US Pat. No. 10,364,957

LIGHTING DEVICE WITH IMAGE PROJECTION AND DISPLAY

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. Lighting device, for a motor vehicle, comprising:a transparent or translucent screen;
a lighting module able to project a light beam onto the screen;
wherein
the screen comprises a first diffusive area and a second non-diffusive area, such that a first part of the light beam, projected onto the first area, is diffused by the screen and that a second part of said beam is transmitted by said screen to an external projection surface.

US Pat. No. 10,364,955

ILLUMINATION MODULE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

VALEO ILUMINACION, Marto...

1. An illumination module for a motor vehicle comprising:at least one organic electroluminescent diode that is received in a support equipped with a connection to said at least one organic electroluminescent diode and a device to supply electrical power and/or control the electrical power supply of said diode, the support including a hinge that is closed when said diode is connected to the electrical power supply, said diode carrying at least one first conductor terminal designed to be connected electrically to at least a second conductor terminal of an intermediate connection element, the intermediate connection element including at least an insulating part of which is produced from flexible material and including at least one conducting part, the insulating part and the at least one conducting part being arranged between said first and second conductor terminals when they are electrically connected.

US Pat. No. 10,364,941

MODULAR GAS EXTRACTION SYSTEM FOR PRESSURIZED GAS BOTTLES

Messer GasPack GmbH, Kre...

1. A pressurized gas bottle with an extraction fitting comprising:a shut-off member mounted on the pressurized gas bottle;
a functional component attached to the shut-off member; and
a fall protection device securing the shut-off member against inadmissible damage, characterized in that:
the extraction fitting has a modular design and comprises a base module having the shut-off member and the fall protection device, and an additional module having the functional component, wherein the base module is configured to be secured to the pressurized gas bottle, and the additional module is releasably connected to the base module such that when forcible impact is made to the extraction fitting, the additional module decouples from the base module to thereby prevent damage to the shut-off member and inadvertent release of gas from the pressurized gas bottle.

US Pat. No. 10,364,935

PHOTOGRAPHIC MOUNT

LUMIQUEST VENTURES LLC, ...

1. A photographic mount comprising:an adapter comprising
a top plate,
a male connector depending upward from said top plate and configured for attachment to a female connector of a camera,
a receptacle in said top plate configured for receiving a fitting of a flash unit, and
a first plurality of walls depending downward from said top plate; and
a receiving plate comprising
a first recess therein configured for receiving at least a portion of one or more of said first plurality of walls,
a second recess therein configured for receiving a shaft of an umbrella, and
a fastener configured for holding said shaft in a fixed position with respect to said receiving plate.

US Pat. No. 10,364,919

MANUFACTURING PROCESS FOR MAKING A BRACKET AND TUBING ASSEMBLY

AUTOTUBE AKTIEBOLAG, Var...

1. A manufacturing process for making a bracket and tubing assembly, said process comprising:a step (a) of placing a bracket within a forming tool and putting between a first portion of said bracket and a second portion of said bracket a tubing comprising at least a tubing element and at least an elastic pad having a Young's modulus that is lower than a Young's modulus of the tubing element, and which is interposed between said tubing element and at least one of the first and second portions of the bracket, said tubing having a first, initial thickness at rest,
a step (b) of actuating the forming tool for plastically deforming the bracket so that the first and second portions of the bracket come closer one to the other and press the tubing, thus compressing the thickness of the tubing element and the elastic pad in a securing gap, and thus gripping said tubing between the said first and second portions of the bracket,
said process comprising, during the step (b) of actuating the forming tool for plastically deforming the bracket, a step (c) of stopping the second portion of the bracket at a predetermined forced clamping distance from the first portion of the bracket, thus defining a first configuration of a forced securing gap, wherein the tubing has a second, reduced, intermediate thickness which is lower than the first, initial thickness, and
a step (e) of releasing the bracket and tubing assembly from the forming tool, wherein the plastically deformed bracket elastically relaxes so that the second portion of the bracket moves back at a reduced clamping distance from the first portion of the bracket, which is greater than the forced clamping distance, so that a residual securing gap adopts a second configuration wherein the tubing has a third, final thickness, which is greater than the second intermediate thickness,
and wherein the forced clamping distance is chosen so that, within the residual securing gap resulting from releasing the bracket and tubing assembly from the forming tool, the final thickness of the tubing is lower than the first, initial thickness thereof, and the elastic pad is residually compressed of 1% to 40% in thickness, by comparison with said elastic pad's thickness at rest, so that the tubing is secured in the residual securing gap by said first and second portions of the bracket without the tubing element being crushed by said first and second portions of the bracket.

US Pat. No. 10,364,908

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A HOUSING CENTRAL PART OF A HIGH-PRESSURE SLIDE GATE VALVE

STAHL-ARMATUREN PERSTA Ge...

1. A method for producing a central housing part of a high-pressure slide gate valve from high-temperature steel, with first and second die-forged central-housing-part half-shells with forged-on connectors welded to one another, using electron-beam welding without any welding filler material, by a butt weld seam, which runs in a plane which runs transversely to the connectors and subdivides the central housing part, the method comprising:designing wall thicknesses of the first and second central-housing-part half-shells overall on a basis of a weld strength factor equal to one, and
once the butt weld seam has been produced, subjecting the entire central housing part to a rigorous heat treatment involving heating to beyond the transformation temperature, quenching and tempering,
wherein walls of the first and second central-housing-part half shells are designed to be as thin as possible, with account being taken of the static, thermal and dynamic loading.

US Pat. No. 10,364,892

KERROS OR LAYERED NON-CONDUCTIVE RINGED SEALING PANCAKE GASKET ASSEMBLY

AOI (Advanced Oilfield In...

1. A non-conductive multi-layered ringed sealing gasket for mating one or more pipe joints along one or more piping assemblies comprising:at least two mutually joined ring-shaped bodies, said bodies each having a top surface portion, a top gasket section bonded with, adhered to, or part of said top surface portion, a bottom surface portion, and a bottom gasket section bonded with, adhered to, or part of said bottom surface portion wherein said bottom surface portion of one of said two mutually joined ring-shaped bodies is mated to a top surface portion of another of said bodies forming multi-layers of said non-conductive multi-layered ringed sealing gasket;
whereby;
said at least two mutually joined ringed-shaped bodies in combination comprise a ringed sealing gasket, so that said top gasket section and bottom gasket section along with said top surface portion and said bottom surface portion have the same outer diameters with a total thickness no greater than a diameter of said piping assembly in each pipe-joint that joins pipe elements via half mating with said gasket;
and wherein said top and bottom gasket section of said ringed sealing gasket is comprised of a metal and wherein said top gasket section and said bottom gasket section is separated by an inner portion of said ringed sealing gasket that is comprised of one or more thermally and or electrically non-conductive materials wherein said non-conductive materials are in combination with a top and bottom surface of said inner portion and are ductile during dynamic motion and forces associated with motion of said one or more pipe joints;
and wherein said non-conductive multilayered ringed sealing gasket is thus adapted for pressure-tight joining of pipe elements that withstand compressive, tensile, shear and/or torsional forces greater than or equal to that of compressive, tensile, shear and/or torsional strength that one or more pipe joints can withstand wherein at least one layer includes said inner portion of said ringed sealing gasket that includes continuous toroidal axially and radially wrapped fibers having voids filled with adhesives such that shear forces occurring during movement of said piping assemblies are distributed predominantly radially along an axial length of said fibers, thereby forcing said fibers to distribute load in a tensile direction along a length of said fibers which eliminates cracking of said gasket.

US Pat. No. 10,364,888

CONTROL DEVICE FOR CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION

JATCO LTD, Fuji-Shi (JP)...

1. A control device for a continuously variable transmission which includes a belt wound around a primary pulley and a secondary pulley, and which is shifted by controlling a belt clamping force of the primary pulley and of the secondary pulley, the control device comprising:an oil pump and a pressure regulator valve configured to generate a line pressure;
a pilot valve configured to supply a pilot pressure regulated so as not to exceed a first predetermined pressure when the line pressure exceeds the first predetermined pressure; and
a control unit to control the continuously variable transmission, the control unit being configured to
generate the clamping force by controlling the pilot pressure; and
increase the line pressure to be greater than the first predetermined pressure when a control to increase the line pressure is performed when the line pressure is lower than the first predetermined pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,364,875

MICRO-TRACTION DRIVE UNIT AND HYDROSTATIC TRANSMISSION

Kanzaki Kokyukoki Mfg. Co...

1. A micro-traction drive unit capable of attachment to a hydrostatic transmission (“HST”) in which a hydraulic pump and a hydraulic motor that are fluidly connected to each other and at least one of which is a variable volume type are respectively supported by a pump shaft and a motor shaft so as to be incapable of relative rotation and are accommodated in an HST case, and an input end of the pump shaft extends outward from the HST case, the micro-traction drive unit comprising:an inner ring;
an outer ring;
a plurality of rolling elements;
a retainer retaining the plurality of rolling elements;
a micro-traction drive case accommodating the inner ring, the outer ring, the plurality of rolling elements, and the retainer, and removably connected to the HST case such that the micro-traction drive case is directly connected to the HST case, wherein the micro-traction drive case comprises a continuous peripheral wall that surrounds at least the inner ring, the outer ring, the plurality of rolling elements, and the retainer; and
a power-transmitting shaft supported by the micro-traction drive case and incapable of rotation relative to the retainer and positioned coaxially with the inner ring, wherein
an opposite end of the power-transmitting shaft from the inner ring extends outward from the micro-traction drive case so as to form an input end operatively connected to a driving source;
the micro-traction drive case has an access opening on a side that faces the HST case when connected to the HST case; and
the input end of the pump shaft is removably connected via the access opening to a central hole of the inner ring so as to be incapable of rotation relative to the inner ring, wherein the micro-traction drive case is directly connected to the HST case in such a manner that the peripheral wall of the micro-traction drive case surrounds the input end of the pump shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,364,874

TRANSMISSION AND ENGINE CONFIGURATION

Hydro-Gear Limited Partne...

1. A modular drive device, comprising:an engine crankshaft disposed in an engine housing;
a plurality of gears disposed in the engine housing and driven by the engine crankshaft;
a center section attached to the engine housing and comprising a pump running surface, a motor running surface and hydraulic porting connecting the pump running surface to the motor running surface, wherein the pump running surface is located inside the engine housing and the motor running surface is located external to the engine housing and the hydraulic porting shares oil with the engine crankshaft and the plurality of gears;
a first pump located in the engine housing and rotatably disposed on the pump running surface, wherein the first pump comprises a first pump shaft offset from the engine crankshaft and driven by a first gear of the plurality of gears;
a motor housing engaged to the center section adjacent the motor running surface;
a first motor located in the motor housing and rotatably disposed on the motor running surface, wherein the first motor is located entirely outside the engine housing and is hydraulically connected to the first pump through the hydraulic porting; and
a first axle driven by the first motor and extending out from the motor housing.

US Pat. No. 10,364,858

PLANAR FLEXURE MEMBERS AND ACTUATORS USING THEM

RETHINK ROBOTICS GmbH, R...

1. A system for transmission of torque from a motor to a load, the system having an output axis and comprising:a motor configured for rotation about an actuation axis; and
a planar flexure member having:
a central portion having a plurality of first attachment points; and
at least two serpentine flexure arms extending oppositely and symmetrically from the central portion in a plane, each of the arms terminating in an arcuate mounting rail having a plurality of second attachment points, the mounting rails being positioned in opposition to each other to partially define and occupy a planar circular envelope radially displaced from but surrounding the central portion, a portion of each of the serpentine arms extending substantially to the envelope between the mounting rails,
wherein the planar flexure member receives torque from the motor along the actuation axis and causes transmission of torque to the output axis.

US Pat. No. 10,364,817

FAN AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

Cooler Master Technology ...

1. A fan, comprising:an upper plate;
a shrouding plate coupled to the upper plate and extending therefrom, the upper plate and the shrouding plate at least partially defining an inner space;
a motor arranged in the inner space;
a plurality of fan blades coupled to the motor and rotatable by the motor;
a first light source disposed in the inner space,
wherein the first light source is stationary with respect to the plurality of fan blades, and
wherein the first light source is arranged such that light from the first light source is transmitted to the plurality of fan blades through the shrouding plate and the light illuminates the plurality of fan blades; and
a processor controlling the first light source to turn on/off at a first frequency determined at least based on a relation with respect to a rotational speed of the plurality of fan blades, wherein the processor controls the first light source based on an external input received by the processor.

US Pat. No. 10,364,816

REMOTE PUMP MANAGING DEVICE

Lincus, Inc., Tempe, AZ ...

1. A remote pump manager comprising:pressure sensors or a depth sensor operating to determine the change in pressure of a pump;
a flow sensor operating to determine flow rate of fluid exiting the pump;
a power meter operating to determine power data related to operation of the pump;
a management device having a programmable logic controller and a display, the pressure sensors, the flow sensor and the power meter in communication with the management device, and wherein the management device operates to determine pump efficiencies, wherein the programmable logic controller automatically determines pump efficiency data in response to receiving real time data from the pressure sensors, the flow sensor and the power meter and automatically delivers the pump efficiency data to the display for displaying the determined pump efficiency data; and
a modem, wherein the modem communicates the real time data from the pressure sensors, the flow sensor and the power meter to a server and the programmable logic controller interrupts the communication from the modem and the server prior to automatically determining pump efficiency data.

US Pat. No. 10,364,809

SENSORS, MULTIPLEXED COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUES, AND RELATED SYSTEMS

CoolIT Systems, Inc., Ca...

1. A control system, comprising:a sensor, coupled to a fan header, configured to observe an operational parameter, and responsive thereto, to simulate an output signal of a tachometer, the simulated output signal being indicative of a rotational speed parameter, wherein the sensor is further configured to emit, over a communication channel, the simulated output signal as a proxy for the observed operational parameter, wherein the observed operational parameter is different from the rotational speed parameter; and
a controller to receive the simulated signal over the communication channel and to interpret the simulated signal as corresponding to a state of the observed operational parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,364,800

ASSEMBLY SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING A TOWER FOR A WIND GENERATOR

SOLETANCHE FREYSSINET, R...

1. A system for assembling a tower for a wind generator consisting of a plurality of blocks, comprising:an internal structure for lifting each one of said blocks, and
an external structure for supporting said lifting structure, the lifting structure able to be moveable in relation to the support structure between a block-gripping position and a block-holding position, the lifting structure comprising a body for gripping each block,
wherein the body for gripping comprises at least one rod able to penetrate into a recess of each block,
wherein said at least one rod can be retracted, said at least one rod extending in a direction perpendicular to the movement of the lifting structure between the block-gripping position and the block-holding position,
wherein said at least one rod is arranged to extend outside the block when the block is disposed inside the lifting structure and the supporting structure, and
wherein the lifting structure comprises:
at least one holding arm, said at least one holding arm comprising:
a longitudinal portion, and
an abutment portion arranged to bear laterally on the block,
said at least one rod and said at least one holding arm constituting the only interfaces between the system and each block.

US Pat. No. 10,364,761

TURBOCHARGER

MAHLE FILTER SYSTEMS JAPA...

1. A turbocharger, comprising:a turbine wheel driven by exhaust gas from an internal combustion engine;
a first compressor wheel and a second compressor wheel coaxially coupled to the turbine wheel via a shaft member;
a main housing accommodating the first and second compressor wheels and having defined therein a communication passage through which air compressed by the first compressor wheel flows to the second compressor wheel; and
an electric motor arranged in the communication passage,
wherein the electric motor comprises
the shaft member as a rotation shaft thereof: and
a cylindrical motor housing provided in the main housing, the cylindrical motor housing having a first end portion facing the first compressor wheel, and a second end portion located opposite from the first end portion in an axial direction of the shaft member and facing the second compressor wheel, and
wherein the first and second end portions of the cylindrical motor housing are in fluid communication with the communication passage via a first air introduction channel and a second air introduction channel such that compressed air is introduced from the communication passage to the inside of the cylindrical motor housing through the first end portion of the cylindrical motor housing, flows through an inside of the cylindrical motor housing in the axial direction of the shaft member and is discharged to the communication passage through the second end portion of the cylindrical motor housing;
wherein a first cylindrical member is provided and fixed between the first compressor wheel and the cylindrical motor housing, the first cylindrical member including the first air introduction channel which is perpendicular with respect to a longitudinal axis of the shaft member and the second air introduction channel which is parallel with respect to the longitudinal axis of the shaft member; and
wherein the first air introduction channel intersects the second air introduction channel prior to compressed air flowing into the first end portion of the cylindrical motor housing.

US Pat. No. 10,364,758

HIGH PRESSURE GAS PHASE INJECTOR

Continental Powertrain, U...

1. An injector having an inlet and an outlet for injecting a fuel into an internal combustion engine, the injector comprising:an upper housing;
a moveable armature disposed at least partly in the upper housing and having a plurality of control surfaces and a bore, the control surfaces of the armature comprising an upper control surface and a lower control surface;
a lower housing coupled to the upper housing and including a bore and a plurality of stationary control surfaces comprising a lower stationary control surface and an upper stationary control surface, the upper and lower stationary control surfaces and the moveable armature forming at least part of a metering valve of the injector;
a spring engaging the armature so that the armature is biased by the spring towards closure of the control surfaces of the armature against the stationary control surfaces of the lower housing, the closure defining a closed position of the metering valve which prevents the fuel from exiting the outlet;
an electromagnetic coil disposed relative to the armature such that passing a current through the electromagnetic coil causes the moveable armature to move between a first position corresponding to the closed position of the metering valve and a second position corresponding to an open position of the metering valve in which the control surfaces of the moveable armature are spaced from the stationary control surfaces of the lower housing;
a non-annular flow geometry defined between an exterior surface of the moveable armature and an interior surface of the upper housing;
wherein the moveable armature includes a transverse flow path in fluid communication with the bore of the moveable armature and the non-annular flow geometry, and the lower housing includes a transverse flow path in fluid communication with the bore of the lower housing such that upon the moveable armature moving from the first position to the second position, a first flow path is formed between the non-annular flow geometry and the transverse flow geometry of the lower housing through a space between the lower stationary control surface and the lower control surface of the moveable armature, and a second flow path is formed between the bore of the moveable armature and the transverse flow geometry of the lower housing through a space between the upper stationary control surface and the upper control surface of the moveable armature.

US Pat. No. 10,364,704

POSITIONING BODIES RELATIVE TO ONE ANOTHER USING SPRING ELEMENT(S) AND AN ELASTOMERIC BODY

Rohr, Inc., Chula Vista,...

1. A system comprising an assembly adapted to support a first body relative to a second body, the assembly comprising:an elastomeric body configured with a mounting aperture for receiving the first body, the elastomeric body comprising a first protrusion and a second protrusion;
a frame wrapped about a perimeter of the elastomeric body, the frame configured with a first window and a second window, the first protrusion extending through the first window to a distal end of the first protrusion, and the second protrusion extending through the second window to a distal end of the second protrusion; and
first and second spring elements adapted to mount to the second body;
the elastomeric body disposed between the first and the second spring elements such that the first spring element engages the distal end of the first protrusion and the second spring element engages the distal end of the second protrusion.

US Pat. No. 10,364,603

ACCESS CONTROL DEVICE

NOVOMATIC AG, Gumpoldski...

1. An access control device comprising modules including at least one side limit and a plurality of side panels interleaved into each other, and at least one barrier element (5), which is movably mounted on a barrier support and can be moved into a blocking position, in which the barrier element blocks access, and into an access position, in which the access is unblocked, the barrier support having a detachable base plate (22) in contact with a floor or ground, the detachable base plate (22) being anchorage-free and positionally adjustable, the at least one side limit, the plurality of side panels interleaved into each other, and the at least one barrier element (5) mounted on the barrier support having the detachable base plate (22) variably delimiting different spatial areas having varying structural spatial elements, said modules bounded by posts that define a portal (2).

US Pat. No. 10,364,594

ELECTRO-MECHANICAL DEADBOLT CONNECTION TO MAIN HOUSING

CALIFORNIA THINGS, INC., ...

1. A method for connecting a deadbolt to a main housing of an electromechanical lock, the method comprising:disposing a bolt carriage in the main housing of the electromechanical lock, the bolt carriage including electrical contacts within a groove;
disposing a detent connector and a deadbolt within a bolt housing, the detent connector configured to insert into the groove of the bolt carriage, wherein the detent connector is configured to align electrical components electrically connected to the deadbolt to the electrical contacts of the bolt carriage for enabling electrical transmission from the deadbolt to the bolt carriage; and
inserting the detent connector into the bolt carriage to cause the electrical components electrically connected to the deadbolt to contact the electrical contacts of the bolt carriage.

US Pat. No. 10,364,589

BARRIER

COCHRANE STEEL PRODUCTS (...

1. A barrier having a plurality of elongate vertically extending supports which are respectively spaced apart from one another along a barrier line, the barrier comprising:a plurality of first mesh panels, wherein a respective first mesh panel is secured to and extends between a first support and an adjacent second support of the plurality of supports, the first mesh panels each having first and second vertically extending edges fixed respectively to the first and second supports and upper and lower horizontally extending edges, and
in respect of each of said plurality of first mesh panels, a respective deterrent structure fabricated separately from the first mesh panels, and opposing at least a part of each of the first mesh panels and secured to at least one of the plurality of first mesh panels, and the first and second supports,
wherein the first mesh panels each include a plurality of horizontally extending reinforcing formations vertically spaced apart from one another, wherein each formation is generally V- or U-shaped in cross-section, and
wherein the deterrent structure is positioned between an adjacent two of the horizontally extending reinforcing formations.

US Pat. No. 10,364,578

PANEL COATING

CERALOC INNOVATION AB, V...

1. A method for producing a laminated product, the method comprising:applying a powder-based sublayer comprising wood fibers and a thermosetting resin on a wood fiber based core;
applying a paper on the powder-based sublayer, wherein the paper is an unimpregnated paper when the paper is applied on the sublayer;
applying a protective overlay comprising a thermosetting resin and wear-resistant particles on the paper; and
applying heat and pressure in order to impregnate the paper, to cure the resins, and thereby obtain a laminated product.

US Pat. No. 10,364,494

SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS

EUGENE TECHNOLOGY CO., LT...

1. A substrate processing apparatus comprising:a substrate boat in which a substrate is loaded;
a reaction tube in which a processing process for the substrate loaded in the substrate boat is performed;
a gas supply unit configured to supply a process gas into the reaction tube through a plurality of injection nozzles vertically disposed on one side of the reaction tube;
a heating unit comprising a plurality of vertical heating parts disposed along a circumference of the reaction tube to surround the circumference of the reaction tube; and
a control unit configured to control the heating unit;
wherein the plurality of vertical heating parts comprise:
a first vertical heating part disposed at a position corresponding to the injection nozzle; and
a second vertical heating part extending along the circumference of the reaction tube from one side to the other side of the first vertical heating part,
wherein the first vertical heating part and the second vertical heating part surround the circumference of the reaction tube
and respectively heat a region corresponding to the injection nozzle and other regions having the same height in an inside space of the reaction tube, and
wherein the control unit is configured to control the first vertical heating part and the second vertical heating part so that the region corresponding to the injection nozzle, which has a gas partial pressure greater than the other regions having the same height, has a temperature less than the other regions having the same height.

US Pat. No. 10,364,480

METHOD FOR SMELTING NICKEL OXIDE ORE

SUMITOMO METAL MINING CO....

1. A method for smelting nickel oxide ore, in which a pellet is formed from the nickel oxide ore, and the pellet is heat-reduced to obtain an iron-nickel alloy with a nickel grade of 4% by mass or more, the method comprising:a pellet production step for producing a pellet from the nickel oxide ore, and
a reduction step for applying reduction heat treatment to the resulting pellet in a smelting furnace,
the pellet production step comprising mixing raw materials containing at least the nickel oxide ore and a carbonaceous reducing agent to obtain a mixture, and agglomerating the mixture to form a pellet, wherein a mixed amount of the carbonaceous reducing agent is adjusted so that the amount of carbon is 70% or more and 200% or less when the total combined value of a chemical equivalent required for reducing nickel oxide contained in the resulting pellet into nickel metal and a chemical equivalent required for reducing ferric oxide contained in pellet into ferrous oxide is taken as 100%, and
the reduction step comprising pre-covering the furnace floor of the smelting furnace with a furnace floor carbonaceous reducing agent in an amount that can create a reducing atmosphere in which a metal shell formed at the surface layer portion of the pellet during the reduction heat treatment can be melted before charging the resulting pellet into the smelting furnace, and performing the reduction heat treatment with the pellet loaded onto the furnace floor carbonaceous reducing agent so that a metal particle is formed and a slag is generated in the metal shell formed, and the metal shell is melted.

US Pat. No. 10,364,461

QUANTUM MOLECULAR SEQUENCING (QM-SEQ): IDENTIFICATION OF UNIQUE NANOELECTRONIC TUNNELING SPECTROSCOPY FINGERPRINTS FOR DNA, RNA, AND SINGLE NUCLEOTIDE MODIFICATIONS

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A sequencer, comprising:a processor;
a read head having a plurality of quantum tunneling tips;
a substrate capable of supporting at least one polynucleotide that comprises one or more nucleobases, wherein the substrate comprises channels into which a sample may be flowed to deposit at least one polynucleotide onto the substrate, and wherein each channel comprises a bottom surface and two walls, wherein the bottom surface is the conductive substrate and the walls are composed of a hydrophobic polymer, and wherein the substrate comprises a polycationic surface;
a bias voltage coupled to the processor and providing a voltage between the read head and the substrate;
a current sensor coupled between the bias voltage and the read head, the current sensor providing a current to the processor, wherein the processor executes instructions to acquire electronic signature data at a set of positions across the sample and store the electronic signature data according to position, and wherein individual nucleobases can be identified based on the electronic signature data.

US Pat. No. 10,364,412

APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING LARGE AMOUNTS OF GAS TO A FERMENTATION BROTH

XYLECO, INC., Wakefield,...

1. A system for delivering air to an aqueous liquid for aerobic fermentation of the aqueous liquid, comprising:a vessel having a length to diameter ratio of less than 2:1 and a volume of at least 10,000 gallons;
an aeration system that maintains a dissolved oxygen concentration of at least 10% in the aqueous liquid, the aeration system including at least one sparge tube having a pore size of less than 5 microns and a porosity of greater than 50 percent in fluid communication with an interior of the vessel;
at least one blower configured to deliver air at a pressure of less than 15 psig to the at least one sparge tube; and
a heat exchanger in fluid communication between the at least one blower and the at least one sparge tube that cools the air to below 100° F. (37.8° C.) prior to entering the at least one sparge tube.

US Pat. No. 10,364,401

INDUSTRIAL LUBRICANT INCLUDING METAL CHALCOGENIDE PARTICLES AND PHOSPHORUS-BASED ADDITIVE

NANOTECH INDUSTRIAL SOLUT...

2. An industrial lubrication method comprising:providing a metal substrate;
applying an industrial lubricant composition to the metal substrate, the industrial lubricant comprising an oil base; a phosphorus-based non-chlorine additive; and at least one intercalation compound of a metal chalcogenide, a carbon containing compound and a boron containing compound, wherein the intercalation compound has a geometry that is a platelet shaped geometry, a spherical shaped geometry, a multi-layered fullerene-like geometry, a tubular-like geometry or a combination thereof; and
working the metal substrate to change its geometry.

US Pat. No. 10,364,313

METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN ABLATIVE RESIN

ARIANEGROUP SAS, Paris (...

1. A method for producing a propulsion nozzle, wherein the nozzle is produced from a phenolic resin obtained at least by carrying out the following step:a) pre-polymerization of an aromatic aldehyde compound with a phenolic compound in order to obtain the phenolic resin, the aromatic aldehyde compound having the following formula A:

the aromatic aldehyde compound being polyfunctional and an aromatic polyaldehyde compound, and formula A being such that n1 is an integer between 0 and 4 and when n1 is greater than or equal to 2, the substituents R1 are identical or different, n2 is an integer between 0 and 5 and when n2 is greater than or equal to 2, the substituents R2 are identical or different, and
formula A being such that the substituents R1 and R2 are chosen independently from one another from: —OH, —COOH, —CHO, the groups —O-Alk wherein Alk denotes a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl chain of 1 to 4 carbon atoms, saturated or unsaturated, substituted or unsubstituted hydrocarbon-based chains comprising between 1 and 20 carbon atoms, interrupted or not interrupted with one or more heteroatoms, and having or not having one or more carbonyl or carboxylic acid functions, substituted or unsubstituted, monocyclic or polycyclic, saturated, unsaturated or aromatic carbocyclic or heterocyclic groups having or not having one or more carbonyl or carboxylic acid functions, and substituted or unsubstituted aryl groups having or not having one or more carbonyl or carboxylic acid functions,
R2 also denoting or not denoting a radical of formula A1 in formula A above and R1 also denoting or not denoting a radical of formula A2 in formula A above, formulae A1 and A2 being the following:

in formulae A1 and A2, R1, R2, n1 and n2 are as defined above.

US Pat. No. 10,364,255

HETEROAROMATIC COMPOUNDS AS VANIN INHIBITORS

Boehringer Ingleheim Inte...

1. A compound of the formula (I),
wherein
A is a group of formula A.1 or A.2:

wherein each R1, R2, R3, R4, R5 and R6 is independently selected from the group consisting of H, C1-4-alkyl, C1-4-alkyl substituted with a hydroxyl or halogen group, phenyl and a 5-6 membered heteroaryl, or
R1 and R2, R3 and R4, or R5 and R6 together form a 3-4 membered carbocycle, and
wherein
B is selected from the group consisting of formulas B.1, B.2 and B.3:

wherein
R7 is H, C1-3-alkyl, halogen, C1-3-alkoxy, 5-6 membered heteroaryl, or
R7 is selected from the group consisting of R7.a, R7.b and R7.c

wherein
R8 is selected from the group consisting of C1-6-alkyl, C3-6-cycloalkyl, and 3-14 membered heterocyclyl and
X is CH2 or O;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,364,150

DUEL UTILIZATION LIQUID AND GASEOUS FUEL REFORMER AND METHOD OF REFORMING

WATT Fuel Cell Corp., Mo...

1. A dual utilization liquid and gaseous fuel reformer, which comprises:a first reaction zone adapted to be a vaporized liquid fuel or a gaseous fuel gas phase reforming reaction zone;
a second reaction zone, physically separate from the first reaction zone, adapted to be a gaseous fuel gas phase reforming reaction zone;
a liquid fuel inlet sized, configured and adapted to receive and transmit a fuel in a liquid phase, the liquid fuel being in a liquid phase at standard temperature and pressure conditions,
a liquid fuel vaporizer in fluid communication with and downstream from the liquid fuel inlet, adapted to vaporize the liquid fuel transmitted from the liquid fuel inlet,
a gas flow conduit comprising:
an oxygen-containing gas inlet sized, configured and adapted to receive and transmit an oxygen containing gas into the gas flow conduit,
a vaporized liquid fuel inlet in fluid communication with and downstream from the liquid fuel vaporizer, positioned downstream from the oxygen-containing gas inlet and configured and adapted to receive the vaporized liquid fuel from the liquid fuel vaporizer and transmit the vaporized liquid fuel into the gas flow conduit,
(i) a gaseous fuel inlet, separate from the vaporized liquid fuel inlet, configured and adapted to receive and transmit a gaseous fuel in the gas phase into the conduit, the gaseous fuel being in a gas phase at standard temperature and pressure conditions, the gaseous fuel inlet positioned downstream from the oxygen-containing gas inlet or (ii) a gaseous fuel reforming reaction mixture inlet, the gaseous fuel reforming reaction mixture inlet configured and adapted to receive and transmit into the conduit, a gas phase mixture of an oxygen-containing gas and a gaseous fuel being in a gas phase at standard temperature and pressure conditions, the gaseous fuel inlet or the gaseous fuel reforming reaction mixture inlet being positioned downstream from the oxygen-containing gas inlet,
a first heating zone of the conduit, thermally coupled to a first heater and positioned to increase the temperature of the conduit contents at a location downstream from the oxygen-containing gas inlet,
a second heating zone thermally coupled to an internal and/or external source of heat and positioned to increase the temperature of the conduit contents at a location downstream from the oxygen-containing gas inlet, and
a gaseous reforming reaction mixture outlet adapted for transmitting a gaseous reforming reaction mixture, in gas-flow communication with the liquid fuel reforming reaction zone and the gaseous fuel reforming reaction zone, the gaseous reforming reaction mixture including a vaporized liquid reformable fuel, a gaseous reformable fuel or combinations thereof, and the oxygen-containing gas;
a gaseous reforming reaction mixture igniter system in thermal communication with each of the liquid and gaseous fuel reforming reaction zones; and,
a hydrogen-rich reformate outlet in downstream fluid communication with the liquid fuel gas phase reforming reaction zone.

US Pat. No. 10,364,148

NANOCOMPOSITE SYSTEM FOR SOLID HYDROGEN STORAGE

Kuwait Institute for Scie...

1. A nanocomposite system for solid hydrogen storage, comprising a nanocrystalline powder mixture of magnesium hydride (MgH2) doped with a catalyst for improving hydrogenation and dehydrogenation properties of the MgH2, the catalyst including ZrNi5, Nb2O5, titanium carbide (TiC) and vanadium carbide (VC).

US Pat. No. 10,364,056

BAGGING SYSTEM FOR A VENDING MACHINE

BEAVER MACHINE CORPORATIO...

1. A method comprising:bagging product in a vending machine including a plurality of venders for dispensing respective products into a top opening of a bag, wherein the bag includes a top including opposed side edges and a bag opening that extends intermediate of the side edges,the method including:a. loading the bag to a bag holder comprising clamping arms attached to a frame, wherein the frame is in supporting connection with a plurality of clamps, wherein the frame is affixed to a shuttle that is selectively driveable in a first direction and in an opposed second direction along a path of travel to and from dispensing alignment with each of the plurality of venders, wherein each respective vender is at a respective vender location along the path of travel, wherein the respective vender location of the respective vender, differs from the locations of all the other vendors;
b. clamping opposed side edges of the bag with respective clamps to retain the bag in position for filling;
c. moving the bag along the path of travel to a selected one of the plurality of vender locations corresponding to a respective selected vender;
d. while at the selected one of the plurality of vender locations along the path of travel corresponding to the selected vender, moving at least one of the clamps
from a first position in which the top of the bag is generally stretched taut and the bag opening is closed,
to a second position in which the top of the bag is slackened to thereby cause the top opening of the bag to be open,
wherein the bag opening is enabled to be opened and closed independently at any vender location along the path of travel to which the shuttle is driven; and
e. with the bag at the selected one of the vendor locations corresponding to the selected vender and the top opening of the bag open, dispensing the product from the respective selected vender into the bag.

US Pat. No. 10,364,024

MULTICOPTER WITH ANGLED ROTORS

Kitty Corporation, Mount...

1. An aircraft, comprising:a fuselage having a cockpit portion; and
a plurality of rotors, the plurality of rotors including a first subset of rotors disposed on a first side of the fuselage and a second subset of rotors disposed on a second side of the fuselage, and wherein each rotor is mounted at a corresponding location and each is oriented at a corresponding angle to a substantially horizontal plane of the aircraft, the angle being of a magnitude such that a plane of rotation of the rotor does not intersect at least the cockpit portion of the fuselage and wherein the substantially horizontal plane of the aircraft intersects both the rotor and the cockpit portion of the fuselage.

US Pat. No. 10,364,011

ENGINE CONTROL APPARATUS AND VESSEL EQUIPPED WITH THE ENGINE CONTROL APPARATUS

Mistubishi Electric Corpo...

1. An engine control apparatus comprising:an engine control unit including a computer system that performs operation control including starting and stopping of an engine;
a main switch that opens or closes a main power source for supplying a power source to the engine control unit;
an engine starting switch that is turned on when the engine is started;
an engine stopping switch that is turned on when the engine is stopped; and
a main relay that supplies a power source from the main power source to the computer system when energized and that stops supply of the power source when de-energized,
wherein when the main switch is on, the engine control unit generates a main relay ON command so as to energize the main relay and to supply electric power to the computer system,
wherein when the engine starting switch is turned on, the engine control unit starts the engine and generates the main relay ON command so as to continue to energize the main relay, and
wherein when the engine stopping switch is turned on, the engine control unit stops the engine, generates a main relay OFF command so as to de-energize the main relay in order to stop supply of electric power to the computer system even when the main switch is on, and continues to generate the main relay OFF command even after the engine stops.

US Pat. No. 10,363,996

UNMANNED SURFACE VEHICLE AND METHOD OF USING THE SAME

DALIAN UNIVERSITY OF TECH...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a main body comprising an afterdeck and a sternpost;
a slideway comprising pulleys, slide rails, sleepers, end plates disposed at two sides of the sleepers, and baffle plates; and
an automatic recovery unit, the automatic recovery unit comprising a buoy, a connection rod, a downhaul, an electromagnetic fixer, a winch, an upper cable, a storage box, and a recovery net;wherein:the slideway is fixed on the afterdeck of the main body and a tail end of the slideway sticks out a side boundary of the afterdeck;
the pulleys slide in the slide rails; the slide rails and the end plates are integrated with the sleepers; the baffle plates are disposed on an upper end of the end plates;
a vertical height of the end plates is larger than a maximum vertical height of the pulleys and the slide rails;
the buoy is capable of sliding on the slide rails, and the baffle plates on the upper end of the end plates are adapted to limit the displacement of the buoy in a vertical direction;
the winch is fixed in the sternpost which comprises a hole; the upper cable is flexible and passes through the hole of the sternpost to connect to the winch fixed in the sternpost;
one end of the downhaul is fixed on a stern, and the other end of the downhaul is connected to the recovery net;
the recovery net comprises floaters and lead weights;
the connection rod comprises a rod body and a snap ring; the snap ring is connected to one end of the upper cable;
the electromagnetic fixer comprises a valve shaft which corresponds to the snap ring;
the snap ring is disposed on one end of the rob body, and the other end of the rob body is rigidly connected to the buoy;
the buoy is rigidly connected to the storage box; and
the storage box is adapted to store the recovery net and the downhaul.

US Pat. No. 10,363,953

STEERING COLUMN FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

THYSSENKRUPP PRESTA AG, ...

1. A steering column for a motor vehicle comprising:a supporting unit that is connectable to a chassis of the motor vehicle;
a displacement unit that is displaceable relative to the supporting unit along a displacement path in a crash event; and
an energy absorption element disposed between the supporting unit and the displacement unit, the energy absorption element comprising a local laser solidification on or adjacent local areas of the energy absorption element that are configured to preferentially deform and/or tear relative to other areas of the energy absorption element, wherein the energy absorption element is configured to absorb energy over the displacement path in the crash event and wherein the other areas are free of local laser solidification.

US Pat. No. 10,363,950

SYSTEM FOR DETECTING OBSTRUCTIONS ON A RAILROAD CROSSING

Anthony C. Worthey, Lanc...

1. A system for detecting obstructions within a railroad crossing comprising:at least one housing disposed at the railroad crossing;
a sensor disposed within the housing and operable to detect an obstruction on a railroad at the railroad crossing;
a wiring electrically connecting the sensor to a signal gate at the railroad crossing, wherein when the signal gate is powered the sensor is powered; and
a wireless transmitter operable to transmit a signal to an oncoming train when the sensor detects the obstruction on the railroad.

US Pat. No. 10,363,902

ANTI-THEFT REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM USING FREQUENCY HOPPING WITH AMPLITUDE LEVEL CONTROL

TRW AUTOMOTIVE U.S. LLC, ...

1. A method for preventing security breaches of passive remote keyless entry systems for a vehicle, comprising the steps oftransmitting a vehicle control command comprising a plurality of radio frequency signals from a fob to the vehicle, including the step of hopping between at least two radio frequency transmitting channels within the vehicle control command in a particular pseudo-random pattern known to the vehicle, the plurality of radio frequency signals being transmitted from the fob to the vehicle including a signal that is not normally expected to be received by the vehicle, and including the step of transmitting a particular pseudo-random pattern including fake portions,
receiving at the vehicle each portion of said particular pattern and sequentially adjusting the reception to take account of the known characteristics of each portion of the known pattern, and including the step of ignoring said fake portions,
detecting at the vehicle anomalies in the pattern of the received signals, and
blocking access to said vehicle when detected anomalies exceed permissible limits.

US Pat. No. 10,363,862

ADVANCED WARNING LIGHTING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Kinney ASWD Holding Compa...

1. An advanced warning light system, comprising:a controller area network (CAN) bus for transmitting messages;
at least one controller configured for monitoring operations of a motorcycle, the at least one controller further configured for transmitting a message on the CAN bus when a monitored operation occurs on the motorcycle, the message comprising data indicating that the motorcycle is slowing down;
a CAN bus interface configured for receiving messages from the controller via the CAN bus, analyzing the received messages to determine if the motorcycle is decelerating, and transmitting a signal comprising data indicating to illuminate an advanced warning light if the motorcycle is slowing down; and
a processor on a printed circuit board (PCB) contained in a helmet is configured for receiving the signal from the CAN bus interface, the processor further configured for illuminating the advanced warning light coupled to the PCB on a back of the helmet being worn by a rider to indicate to a driver following the motorcycle that the motorcycle is slowing down in response to the signal.

US Pat. No. 10,363,850

HEADREST ASSEMBLY FOR A VEHICLE SEAT

CNI Enterprises, Inc., O...

1. A headrest assembly for a vehicle seat comprising:a support bracket adapted to be mounted to the vehicle seat with said support bracket having a support bracket engagement section;
a moveable bracket coupled to said support bracket for movement between a first position and a second position;
a pawl pivotally connected to said moveable bracket such that said pawl is movable between an engaged position and a disengaged position, said pawl comprising a pawl engagement section, said pawl engagement section contacting said support bracket engagement section with said pawl in said engaged position for securing said moveable bracket to said support bracket in said first position, said pawl engagement section being located at a spaced location from said support bracket engagement section when said pawl is in said disengaged position, wherein said moveable bracket is movable relative to said support bracket between said first position and said second position when said pawl is in said disengaged position;
a tab arrangement connected to said support bracket, said tab arrangement selectively engaging and guiding said pawl into one or more of said engaged position and said disengaged position as said movable bracket moves from one of said first position and said second position to another one of said first position and said second position, said tab arrangement comprising a tab located directly adjacent to the support bracket.

US Pat. No. 10,363,768

IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENT WITH CONTOURED SURFACE IMAGE

MorphoTrust USA, LLC, Bi...

1. A multilayer laminate identification document comprising:an outer layer comprising a contoured surface image formed via laser ablation and having contours based on a digital monochrome image, wherein the contoured surface image has a first appearance when viewed in reflected light at a first angle and a second, different appearance when viewed in reflected light at a second, different angle; and
an inner layer having a source image printed thereon, wherein the digital monochrome image is derived from the source image, and the contoured surface image partially overlaps the source image wherein the source image is a digital polychrome portrait of a subject.

US Pat. No. 10,363,736

METAL ALLOY SHIM FOR MOUNTING PRINTHEAD CHIPS WITH HIGH BONDING STRENGTH

Memjet Technology Limited...

1. An inkjet printhead comprising:a rigid elongate manifold having one or more ink supply channels extending along its length and a plurality of ink outlets defined therein;
a shim attached to the manifold, the shim having a plurality of shim apertures for receiving ink from the ink outlets; and
one or more printhead chips adhesively bonded directly to the shim, each printhead chip receiving ink from one or more of the ink outlets,wherein:the shim is comprised of a metal alloy having a coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) of 5 ppm/° C. or less; and
the metal alloy has an adhesion-promoting surface film layer.

US Pat. No. 10,363,710

CREATING HOMOGENEOUS OPTICAL ELEMENTS BY ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

Indizen Optical Technolog...

1. A method for additive manufacturing an optical element formed of layers, the method comprising:positioning a diffuser between a light source and a light polymerizable liquid, wherein the diffuser is in contact with the light polymerizable liquid; and
for each of the layers of the optical element, shining a pattern of light from the light source through the diffuser onto the light polymerizable liquid to homogeneously polymerize the layer including the diffuser changing the light from the light source from directional to non-directional to reduce scattering and diffraction effects to a negligible amount when the optical element is formed.

US Pat. No. 10,363,706

THREE DIMENSIONAL PRINTING METHOD AND APPARATUS USING THE SAME

XYZprinting, Inc., New T...

1. A three dimensional printing method comprising:generating a two-dimensional layer information related with a plurality of layer objects of a three-dimensional object according to a three-dimensional model information, wherein the three-dimensional object includes a main body, and a space for combining the main body of the three-dimensional object with another object is defined by the shape of the main body;
analyzing the two-dimensional layer information to identify a forming region and an object embedded region within each of the layer objects, wherein the forming regions constitute the main body of the three-dimensional object and the object embedded regions constitute the space for combining the main body of the three-dimensional object with the another object;
selecting at least one section of the three-dimensional object as a separation plane which is overlapping with a portion of the space for combining the main body of the three-dimensional object with the another object; and
printing the layer objects, layer by layer, with a forming material and a supporting material, to coat the forming material onto the forming region without overlapping with the separation plane, and coat the supporting material onto the forming region overlapping with the separation plane and the object embedded region, wherein the supporting material is removable from the three-dimensional object.

US Pat. No. 10,363,674

RAZOR CARTRIDGE GUARD STRUCTURE

The Gillette Company LLC,...

1. A razor comprising a guard structure in front of a plurality of blades, said guard structure comprising a plurality of rows of elongated hard plastic protrusions arranged on a curved profile wherein said curved profile of said guard structure is represented by an equationy=0.0348x5?0.3058x4+1.0288x3?1.7226x2+1.6388x where x is a distance from a front end of the guard structure towards the blades to a back end of the guard structure and y is a height of subsequent protrusions of said protrusions relative to a height of a first protrusion at the front of the guard structure.

US Pat. No. 10,363,665

LINEAR ROBOT ARM WITH MULTIPLE END EFFECTORS

Persimmon Technologies Co...

1. A substrate transport apparatus for carrying at least four substrates comprising:a lower linearly driven end effector structure including a left prong including a first paddle configured to carry a substrate and a right prong including a second paddle spaced from the first paddle configured to carry a substrate;
a lower shuttle coupled to the left and right prongs of the lower linearly driven end effector structure configured to mount the lower linearly driven end effector structure thereon;
an upper linearly driven end effector structure including a left prong including a first paddle configured to carry a substrate and a right prong including a second paddle spaced from the first paddle configured to carry a substrate;
an upper shuttle coupled to the left and right prongs of the upper linearly driven end effector structure configured to mount the upper linearly driven end effector structure thereon; and
a drive subsystem coupled to the lower shuttle and the upper shuttle configured to linearly drive the lower end effector structure and to linearly drive the upper end effector structure independent of the lower end effector structure.

US Pat. No. 10,363,647

GRINDING TOOL

TOSHIBA KIKAI KABUSHIKI K...

1. A polishing apparatus comprising:a holding section configured to hold a material to be polished;
a polishing body configured to polish the material to be polished held by the holding section;
a head that supports the polishing body via an elastic mechanism;
a driving mechanism configured to cause the head to be moved in a Z coordinate direction; and
a control unit that is connected to the driving mechanism and that is configured to:
selectively carry out position control of the polishing body and, separately, load control of the load applied to the polishing body; and
control the driving mechanism by initially performing the position control of the driving mechanism when lowering the head using the driving mechanism and switching to the load control of the driving mechanism ahead of a position which is a Z coordinate when a target load is achieved,
wherein a load measurement device to measure a load applied to the polishing body is attached to the head, and
the load measurement device is connected to the polishing body via the elastic mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,363,621

COMBINED MACHINING TOOL AND MACHINING METHOD USING SAME

SUGINO MACHINE LIMITED, ...

1. A combined machining tool comprising:a shank that has its rear end to be mounted on a processing machine;
a burnishing part that is arranged on the shank and burnishes an inner peripheral surface of a workpiece; and
a reaming part that is arranged in front of the burnishing part and executes reaming wherein the burnishing part comprises:
a mandrel that is fixed to the shank and has an outer peripheral surface in a tapered shape;
rollers that are arranged on the outer peripheral surface of the mandrel;
a frame that holds the rollers so as to be rollable on the outer peripheral surface of the mandrel;
an adjustment member that presses the frame axially from one end thereof to adjust its axial position with respect to the mandrel; and
an elastic member that is arranged axially on the other side of the frame to support the frame, and
wherein the reaming part comprises:
a base part that is detachably attached to either the shank or a member which is connected to the shank; and
a machining blade that is formed integrally with the base part,
wherein a hole part is formed in either the shank or the member which is connected to the shank, to have inside a tapered surface whose diameter decreases rearward, and a cylindrical part is formed in the base part so as to be fitted into the hole part, to have outside a tapered surface whose diameter decreases rearward, so that the diameter of the tapered surface of the hole part is smaller than that of the tapered surface of the cylindrical part.

US Pat. No. 10,363,618

ANTI-VIBRATION METHOD OF BAND SAW BLADE IN BAND SAW MACHINE AND ANTI-VIBRATION ARRANGEMENT

AMADA HOLDINGS CO., LTD.,...

1. An anti-vibration method of a band saw blade in a band saw machine, which is configured to cut a workpiece by shifting an endless band saw blade running in a circulating manner to a cutting direction, the anti-vibration method comprising:providing a blade guide that movably guides the band saw blade and mounting a pair of nozzles on the blade guide, the blade guide being slidable with respect to the workpiece so as to move the nozzles to a position proximate a cut groove of the workpiece and inject a jetted high-pressure liquid into the cut groove at the proximate position; and
injecting the jetted high-pressure liquid in a range of 1-10 mpa from the nozzles:
toward each side face of a body of the band saw blade upon an entering-side where the band saw blade enters into the cut groove of the workpiece formed by the band saw blade in a cutting process;
toward the bottom of gullets, which are defined by spaces between adjacent saw teeth of the body of the band saw blade; and
toward a nearby area of the body of the band saw blade;
suppressing vibration of the band saw blade,
wherein the jetted high-pressure liquid is injected within gaps between the side faces of the band saw blade and cut faces of the workpiece and is introduced into the cut groove of the workpiece during the cutting process,
the jetted high-pressure liquid hitting the side faces of the band saw blade to provide a collision force that sandwiches the band saw blade so as to suppress vibration of the band saw blade; and
wherein the nozzles are orientated in a plane that both extends in the cutting direction and also extends in a direction perpendicular to the side faces of the band saw blade, and
wherein entire outlet openings of the nozzles are positioned below a midpoint of a height of the band saw blade such that the jetted high-pressure liquid is concentrated at a lower end of the band saw blade, the height of the band saw blade being in a direction that is perpendicular to the plane in which the nozzles are oriented.

US Pat. No. 10,363,599

HOT FORMING OF COOLING GALLERIES IN STEEL PISTONS

Ohio State Innovation Fou...

1. A method for forming a piston having a closed gallery, comprising the steps of:providing a billet of metal;
hot forging the billet, producing a first piston preform having a skirt, a piston pin boss and a crown;
hot forming the first piston preform by a combination of selectively heating and spin forming a crown portion of the first piston preform to generate a second piston preform having a flange and an undercut, separated axially by a gallery that is open in the radial direction, the gallery being opened up on the second piston preform without any loss of material;
hot bending the flange over the open gallery, generating a third piston preform having a closed gallery; and
machining the third piston preform having a closed gallery, generating a finished piston.

US Pat. No. 10,363,596

THREE-DIMENSIONAL WIRE BENDING JIG

Wire and Cable Specialtie...

1. A kit comprising:a three-dimensional wire bending jig comprising:
a tubular body having an outer surface and an inner surface, the body having a plurality of through-openings formed therein, wherein the plurality of through-openings form a repeating pattern around the body;
a pin releasably inserted into one of the plurality of through-openings, the pin having a head portion engaging the inner surface and a body portion, thinner than the head portion, wherein the body portion extends through the one of the plurality of through-openings and inwardly from the inner surface; and
a sleeve extending over the body portion extending inwardly from the inner surface.