US Pat. No. 10,394,937

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RULES-BASED TAG MANAGEMENT AND APPLICATION IN A DOCUMENT REVIEW SYSTEM

Universal Analytics, Inc....

1. A computer-implemented method for applying document review (DR) tags using a portable computing device, comprising:loading a plurality of documents for review into a memory of the portable computing device;
displaying, via a display of the portable computing device, a first document of the plurality of documents;
receiving, via the display, a first touchscreen user swipe input related to the first document, wherein the first touchscreen user swipe input corresponds to a first tag and a first tag value associated with the first tag;
upon initiation of the first touchscreen user swipe input related to the first document, displaying as an overlay to the first document a first visual indicator corresponding to the first touchscreen user swipe input;
in response to completion of the first touchscreen user swipe input, applying to the first document the first tag value corresponding to the first tag;
storing, in the memory, the first tag value associated with the first tag in a correspondence with the first document; and
in response to the completion of the first touchscreen user swipe input, displaying a second document of the plurality of documents,
wherein the displaying as the overlay to the first document the first visual indicator corresponding to the first touchscreen user swipe input further comprises:
displaying the first visual indicator with first characteristics in response to a responsive tag value being applied to the first document; or
displaying the first visual indicator with second characteristics in response to a non-responsive tag value being applied to the first document.

US Pat. No. 10,394,934

SCALABLE DISPLAY OF INTERNET CONTENT ON MOBILE DEVICES

Softview, L.L.C., Bellin...

1. A mobile hand-held device, comprising:a processor;
a wireless communications device, to facilitate wireless communication with a network that supports access to the Internet;
a touch-sensitive display; and
flash memory, operatively coupled to the processor, in which a plurality of instructions are stored comprising a plurality of software components including an HTML rendering engine, wherein the instructions are configured to be executed by the processor to cause the mobile hand-held device to,
process an HTML document including HTML code and having associated cascading style sheet (CSS) code with the HTML rendering engine to render a first representation of the HTML document having an interpreted page layout, functionality, and design of content associated with the HTML document that is in accordance with the HTML code and CSS code, wherein the HTML code includes a plurality of HTML elements including at least one HTML paragraph element, at least one HTML image element, and at least one HTML hyperlink element, and wherein rendering the first representation of the HTML document includes,
parse the HTML document to identify the plurality of HTML elements;
logically group content associated with HTML elements into HTML objects;
generate page layout information including a bounding box for each HTML object; and
store information that links each HTML object with its corresponding page layout information,
wherein the page layout information further includes information from which a page layout location of each of the bounding boxes can be determined;
translate the first representation of the HTML document to generate a scalable vector representation of the HTML document; and
render the scalable vector representation of the HTML document on the touch-sensitive display using a first scale factor to display the HTML document at a first zoom level under which the HTML document is displayed to fit across a width of the touch-sensitive display,
wherein the scalable vector representation of the HTML document is configured to allow a user to view the HTML document at one or more user-defined zoom levels by rendering the scalable vector representation on the touch-sensitive display using one or more respective scale factors in response to associated user inputs made via the touch-sensitive display, and wherein the interpreted page layout, functionality, and design of the content associated with the HTML document is preserved at each of the first zoom level and the one or more user-defined zoom levels.

US Pat. No. 10,394,917

USER-TRAINED SEARCHING APPLICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD

WEBUSAL LLC, Marina Del ...

1. A method, comprising:processing a user query with respect to an Internet searching session at a user equipment (UE) device;
determining search results responsive to the user query based on a user-trainable predictive analytical model, the search results including websites relevant to the user query, wherein relevance is predicted based on performing pair-wise comparisons between websites classified into multiple classes responsive to a classifier variable operative to classify previously unvisited websites into a relevant class and a non-relevant class;
providing the search results for presentation via a user interface displayed at the UE device;
processing a user interaction response relative to a particular search result based on the user's perception of whether the particular search result is relevant to the user query; and
utilizing the user interaction response as an input to a training machine used in association with the predictive analytical model, wherein the user interaction response is used at least in part in selecting the classifier variable for classifying websites into the multiple classes, including relevant and non-relevant classes, thereby modulating predictive behavior of the predictive analytical model to facilitate a faster convergence rate in obtaining more relevant search results with respect to future searching sessions of the user.

US Pat. No. 10,394,915

ARCHITECTURE AND TECHNIQUES TO SEARCH LOGGING INFORMATION

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by a computing system comprising one or more host computers, a stream of log statements having respective log identifiers over a communication network from remote host computers, wherein a first log identifier of the respective log identifiers uniquely identifies a computing session that generates a first log statement of the stream of log statements;
determining, by the computing system, that the first log identifier is associated with each statement of a subset of the log statements;
creating, by the computing system, in a distributed storage sub-system of the computing system, a directory having a name corresponding to the first log identifier;
creating, by the computing system, within the directory, a log file including the subset of the log statements;
determining, by the computing system, using the subset of the log statements, that a defined sequence of characters is present in a second log statement of the subset of the log statements, the defined sequence of characters including natural language representative of at least one of a user account identifier, a product type, a product name, or a timestamp;
generating, by the computing system, a value corresponding to the defined sequence of characters; and
creating, by the computing system, in a searching sub-system of the computing system, a key-value pair comprising the value and a key corresponding to the first log identifier.

US Pat. No. 10,394,891

DISTRIBUTED GRAPH DATABASES THAT FACILITATE STREAMING DATA INSERTION AND QUERIES BY EFFICIENT THROUGHPUT EDGE ADDITION

International Business Ma...

1. A computer-implemented method for efficient throughput edge addition, comprising:determining, by a device operatively coupled to a processor, vertex placement, based on a hash or an arbitrary placement function;
placing, by the device, outgoing edge requests into appropriate queues of a firehose; and
placing, by the device, incoming edge requests into appropriate queues of the firehose, wherein for each queue, in parallel, the device:
sends requests to add vertices for all sources in an outgoing edges set, and all targets in an incoming edges set, and wait for vertex ids of all added vertices and MAXEID from each machine, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,394,890

GENERATION OF JOB FLOW OBJECTS IN FEDERATED AREAS FROM DATA STRUCTURE

SAS INSTITUTE INC., Cary...

1. An apparatus comprising a processor and a storage to store instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations comprising:receive, by the processor and from an input device, a request to generate a visualization of a directed acyclic graph (DAG) of a job flow of multiple tasks of an analysis that is based on data and multiple formulae incorporated into a spreadsheet data structure specified in the request, wherein:
the data incorporated into the spreadsheet data structure is organized into at least one data table within the spreadsheet data structure;
each data table is divisible into multiple data subparts that each comprise at least one row or at least one column of the data table;
the multiple formulae are organized into at least one formula table within the spreadsheet data structure; and
each formula of the multiple formulae specifies a task of the multiple tasks, and incorporates at least one indication of data required as input to perform the task and at least one indication of data that is generated as output when the task is performed;
correlate each indication of data required as input to a subpart of a data table of the at least one data table;
correlate each indication of data generated as output to a subpart of a data table of the at least one data table;
among the multiple formulae, correlate the indications of data required as input to the indications of data generated as output to identify data dependencies among the multiple tasks;
identify at least one pair of tasks of the multiple tasks that are able to be performed in parallel due to a lack of data dependencies therebetween;
determine an order of performance of the multiple tasks based on the identification of the data dependencies and the at least one pair of tasks;
generate, within a federated area specified in the request, a job flow definition that specifies the order of performance of the multiple tasks, wherein:
each task of the multiple tasks is specified with a unique flow task identifier of multiple flow task identifiers; and
the job flow definition includes an indication of each identified pair of tasks able to be performed in parallel;
for each task of the multiple tasks, generate, within the specified federated area, a corresponding macro data structure of multiple macro data structures, wherein each macro data structure comprises:
the flow task identifier of the task;
indications of characteristics of at least one input interface for each input that is required to perform the task; and
indications of characteristics of at least one output interface for each output that is generated when the task is performed; and
for each indication of data required as an input to a task of the multiple tasks, the processor is caused to:
in response to an indication of data required as an input to a task that is not able to be correlated to a subpart of a data table, augment the macro data structure that corresponds to the task to include an indication of missing data required as an input to the task to enable the inclusion of a corresponding visual error indication in a visual representation of the task; or
in response to a data type mismatch between a data type of specified in an indication of data required as an input to a task and a data type of the subpart of the data table of the at least one data table that is correlated to the indication, augment the macro data structure that corresponds to the task to include an indication of a data type mismatch error to enable the inclusion of a corresponding visual error indication in a visual representation of the task;
generate the requested visualization based on the job flow definition and the multiple macro data structures, wherein:
the visualization includes, for each macro data structure of the multiple macro data structures, a visual representation of the corresponding task of the multiple tasks; and
each representation of a task comprises:
a task graph object;
at least one input data graph object that represents an input, that has a connection to the task graph object in the representation, and that comprises a visual indication of the at least one characteristic of the input; and
at least one output data graph object that represents an output, that has a connection to the task graph object in the representation, and that comprises an indication of the at least one characteristic of the output.

US Pat. No. 10,394,884

SELECTING MEDIA FOR A SOCIAL EVENT ACCORDING TO SPECIFIED EVENT PARAMETERS

Pandora Media, LLC, Oakl...

1. A computer-implemented method for generating a media playlist for a social event, comprising:receiving, by a computer, event parameters describing conditions for selecting media items to generate the media playlist for the social event, the event parameters specifying that certain seed values are prioritized above other seeds values;
receiving, by the computer, a plurality of seed values describing features of media to present during the social event, the plurality of seed values received from a plurality of client devices used by users at the social event, the client devices receiving a wireless broadcast indicating information about the media stream and enabling the plurality of users to provide seed values for the media stream;
receiving, by the computer, seed preference rules provided by different ones of the plurality of users at the social event, the seed preference rules specifying relative priorities of the plurality of seed values;
selecting, by the computer, a plurality of media items responsive to the event parameters and the plurality of seed values, wherein the selecting selects more media items with media features from higher priority seed values and fewer media items with media features from lower priority seed values based on the seed preference rules;
generating, by the computer, a media playlist for the social event, the media playlist including playlist media items from the selected plurality of media items;
retrieving, by the computer and from a media database, ones of the playlist media items; and
providing, by the computer, the retrieved playlist media items to a media player that presents the playlist media items at the social event as a media stream.

US Pat. No. 10,394,878

ASSOCIATING STILL IMAGES AND VIDEOS

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A system, comprising:one or more computers including one or more storage devices storing instructions that when executed by the one or more computers cause the one or more computers to perform operations comprising:
receiving a digital image and a digital video;
extracting one or more features from the digital image;
identifying one or more representative frames in the digital video, wherein each representative frame is representative of a portion of the digital video;
extracting one or more respective features from each representative frame;
comparing the one or more features extracted from the digital image to the one or more respective features extracted from each representative frame; and
classifying the digital image as related to the digital video based on the comparison of the one or more features extracted from the image to the one or more respective features extracted from each representative frame.

US Pat. No. 10,394,860

ZERO KNOWLEDGE SEARCH ENGINE

PARALLELS INTERNATIONAL G...

1. A method to facilitate indexing of a plurality of documents stored in a document repository, the method comprising:obtaining, by a processing device of a client device, a document of the plurality of documents stored in the document repository, the document comprising a plurality of morphemes;
encoding, by the processing device, a morpheme of the plurality of morphemes using an encryption passphrase associated with the client device to generate an encoded morpheme;
encoding, by the processing device, a location array using the encryption passphrase to generate an encoded location array, wherein the location array comprises each location of the morpheme within the document;
encoding, by the processing device, a unique identifier associated with a location of the document in the document repository using the encryption passphrase to generate an encoded document identifier; and
sending, by the processing device, the encoded morpheme, the encoded location array, and the encoded document identifier to a server device to be stored in a search index.

US Pat. No. 10,394,857

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IDENTIFYING ONE OR MORE TERRITORIES

DMTI SPATIAL, INC., Rich...

1. A method that is executable on a computing system, comprising:receiving, from a data source, a territory file, the territory file comprising first data representing a geographic territory name, territory geometry information, territory data attributes, and a territory color;
retrieving, from a server, territory data, the territory data being retrieved based on at least some of the first data in the territory file;
loading, from the territory data, a spatial fabric layer that is seamless, the spatial fabric layer comprising a plurality of polygonal regions;
identifying one or more overlapping polygonal regions among the plurality of polygonal regions;
calculating aggregated values of the territory data attributes;
displaying, using a video display, aggregated values of the territory data attributes;
displaying, using the video display, a first visual representation of one or more first polygonal regions from the plurality of polygonal regions, the first visual representation identifying the one or more overlapping polygonal regions among the one or more first polygonal regions, each of the one or more first polygonal regions being selectable from within the first visual representation;
receiving, from the first visual representation, second data indicating a selection of a polygonal region among the one or more of the first polygonal regions and an instruction to launch a table view of a table associated with the polygonal region selected;
displaying, using the video display, a second visual representation comprising the table view;
receiving user data indicating a selection of one or more second polygonal regions in the plurality of polygonal regions to update the one or more second polygonal regions;
updating the territory file using third data for the one or more second polygonal regions to produce an updated territory file, the third data comprising a label, a color, and a style for the one or more second polygonal regions;
storing the updated territory file; and
displaying, using the video display, changes made to a territory allocation based on the user data.

US Pat. No. 10,394,856

INTERPERSONAL SPACETIME INTERACTION SYSTEM

1. A computer-implemented method of establishing a connection between two individuals using an interpersonal spacetime interaction system, comprising:receiving from an electronic device of a first user a specified spacetime event and an annotation for the specified spacetime event, the spacetime event comprising a subset of spacetime, a specification including a spatial portion and a temporal portion, each spacetime event corresponding to a three-dimensional coordinate system in which the spatial portion of the spacetime event is a two-dimensional geometric area corresponding to an area on the surface of the earth and the temporal portion is a time interval;
storing the received spacetime event and the annotation for the spacetime event in a spacetime database as a data object, the data object stored as a private event of the first user, the first user comprising the owner of the data object;
maintaining the spacetime database comprised of a plurality of data objects, each data object corresponding to a spacetime event and an annotation for the spacetime event in the spacetime database and a corresponding user as the owner for that data object;
receiving a query for the spacetime database, the query including a specification of a desired spacetime event, said query being initiated by a second user;
retrieving every data object in the spacetime database that meets both of the following two conditions: (a) the spacetime event of the data object to be retrieved is proximate to the desired spacetime event and (b) there exists in the database at least one data object that is owned by the second user such that the spatial portion of the data object owned by the second user contains the center of the spatial portion of the data object to be retrieved; and
establishing, in response to the retrieved data objects, a communication channel between the first and the second user.

US Pat. No. 10,394,844

INTEGRATING CO-DEPLOYED DATABASES FOR DATA ANALYTICS

SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

1. A non-transitory computer readable storage medium storing instructions, which when executed by a computer cause the computer to perform operations comprising:identifying a source database and a destination database co-deployed within an operating system of a first machine, wherein the source database is one of an object-oriented database and a row database, and the destination database is a column database that stores one or more fields of data as columns;
identifying a connector installed within the operating system of the first machine and configured to synchronize the source database and the destination database;
triggering the connector for synchronizing the source database and the destination database;
reading by the connector, a shared memory to identify an event received from the source database;
reading a mapping configuration to map corresponding data fields of the source database and the destination database;
based upon the received event and the mapping configuration, determining data to be read from the source database;
reading the determined data from the source database; and
writing the read data to corresponding data fields of the destination database.

US Pat. No. 10,394,836

OPERATOR TAG SEARCH SYSTEM

Uber Technologies, Inc., ...

1. An operator tag search system comprising:one or more processors; and
one or more memory resources storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the operator tag search system to:
generate a search page including a search box for display on a user device;
identify an initial set of user inputs in the search box;
in response to identifying the initial set of user inputs, generate a search property drop-down menu comprising a set of search properties;
identify a user selection of one of the set of search properties;
generate a first operator tag in the search box, the first operator tag comprising (i) the selected search property, (ii) an operator drop-down menu, and (iii) a value region;
generate one or more joinable modifiers for the search box, each of the one or more joinable modifiers being selectable to qualify a value range for the value region of the first operator tag;
identify (i) a user selection of a specified operator in the operator drop-down menu, and (ii) an inputted value in the value region;
identify (i) a user input coupling a joinable modifier to the value region of the first operator tag, and (ii) one or more user inputs defining a value range in the coupled joinable modifier;
perform a search in one or more databases to satisfy each of the selected search property, the specified operator, the inputted value, and the defined value range of the coupled joinable modifier for the first operator tag;
monitor the one or more databases for live updates that satisfy each of the selected search property, the specified operator, the inputted value, and the defined value range for the first operator tag; and
based on performing the search and monitoring the one or more databases, (i) generate a live results feature for display on the search page, and (ii) update the live results feature dynamically to include the live updates.

US Pat. No. 10,394,826

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR SEARCHING QUERY DATA

AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC....

1. A data warehouse system comprising:a first computer device communicatively coupled to a client device; and
a second computer device communicatively coupled to the client device, wherein the second computer device is configured to:
access search data comprising one or more search terms;
access a query datastore storing a plurality of previously queried query data including first query data and second query data, wherein:
the first query data comprises:
a first set of instructions configured to cause the first computer device to retrieve first information that was previously queried from a first database and sample output data representative of previously generated results; and
first metadata comprising information about the first query data, wherein the first metadata includes first reason data representative of a first explanation for creating the first set of instructions;
the second query data comprises:
a second set of instructions configured to cause the first computer device to retrieve second information that was previously queried from a second database; and
second metadata comprising information about the second query data, wherein the second metadata includes second reason data representative of a second explanation for creating the second set of instructions;
generate search result data by retrieving at least the first query data and the second query data based on the search data, wherein:
the search result data comprises at least the first query data and the second query data; and
the retrieval is based on a comparison of the search data and the first metadata and second metadata;
generate ranked result data by ranking the search result data based on at least usage data, weight data, user data, and matching data, wherein the usage data represents a value indicative of a number of times that at least the first query data and the second query data is accessed, wherein the weight data represents a value indicative of an amount of resources consumed to process individually the first set of instructions and the second set of instructions, wherein the user data represents information identifying a user that created the first set of instructions and a user that created the second set of instructions, and wherein the matching data represents a value indicative of an amount of the one or more search terms which match between the search data and the first metadata and second metadata;
provide the ranked result data to the client device; and
wherein the first computer device is configured to provide response data to the client device based on a selection of the first set of instructions at the client device, wherein the response data comprises the first information that was previously queried from the first database.

US Pat. No. 10,394,807

REWRITE CONSTRAINTS FOR DATABASE QUERIES

ParAccel LLC, Campbell, ...

1. A computer-implemented method for rewriting database queries based on rewrite constraints specification, the method comprising:receiving a rewrite constraints specification identifying a subquery of a database query, the rewrite constraints specification identifying a subquery by specifying an alias of the subquery, wherein the alias corresponds to one or more intermediate results of a database query;
identifying, from database queries, matching database queries that the rewrite constraints specification is applicable, comprising:
matching the rewrite constraints specification with the database queries, and
for each of the database queries: responsive to determining that the alias of the subquery identified in the rewrite constraints specification matches with at least an alias of a subquery of the database query, determining that the database query is one of the matching database queries; and
for each matching database query:
generating a statement to create a temporary table to store the intermediate result relation corresponding to the matching subquery,
rewriting the matching database query by replacing the matching subquery with the temporary table, and
executing the rewritten database query, wherein executing the rewritten database query comprises responsive to determining that the size of the temporary table is below a threshold, storing the temporary table in-memory.

US Pat. No. 10,394,799

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF EXTRACTING DATA FROM STRUCTURED AND UNSTRUCTURED SOURCES OF DATA USING AUTOMATED JOINS

1. A computer operable method to extract data from a database wherein said database includes a plurality of record sources and a plurality of relationships therebetween, said method comprising:selecting at least a first record source from among said plurality record sources in said database, wherein said first record source comprises at least a first foreign key relationship,
selecting least a second record source from among said plurality record sources in said database, wherein said second record source comprises at least a second foreign key relationship;
determining a path relationship based on the maximum amount of coverage between said first record source and said second record source among said plurality record sources, wherein said path includes a plurality of nodes, wherein a weight is assigned to each node,
perform a full outer join operation on said first record source to connect said second record source;
generating a graph of said full outer join operation defined by said first record source, said second record source and said path relationship among said plurality of record sources;
and generating at least a first tree comprising a source node.

US Pat. No. 10,394,788

SCHEMA-FREE IN-GRAPH INDEXING

International Business Ma...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:creating multiple indexes directed to data within a knowledge graph, wherein each of the multiple indexes is created as a graph;
correlating at least a first created index and at least a second created index by linking one or more nodes of the first created index with one or more nodes of the second created index, thereby generating one or more multi-dimensional indexes;
determining, based on a received query, one or more traversal paths within the data of the knowledge graph and the generated multi-dimensional indexes, wherein the one or more traversal paths comprise one or more data-to-index traversal paths and facilitate processing of the query; and
outputting a response to the query based on said determined one or more traversal paths;
wherein the steps are carried out by at least one computing device.

US Pat. No. 10,394,773

DETERMINING WHEN A CHANGE SET WAS DELIVERED TO A WORKSPACE OR STREAM AND BY WHOM

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A system, comprising:a processor programmed to initiate executable operations comprising:
storing to a functional data structure a plurality of events associated with a workspace or stream, each of the plurality of events comprising at least an indication of when an operation in the workspace or stream occurred and who performed the operation;
receiving a user input performing an operation to move a pointer of the workspace or stream from a first node of a change set history tree to a second node of the change set history tree;
identifying a change set that is of interest, wherein the change set that is of interest is incorporated into the workspace or stream responsive to the user input performing the operation to move the pointer of the workspace or stream from the first node of the change set history tree to the second node of the change set history tree;
identifying as a subject event a particular event stored in the functional data structure;
identifying as a previous event a particular event stored in the functional data structure that precedes the subject event;
identifying a set of nodes of a change set history tree corresponding to the subject event which are not present in a set of nodes of a change set history tree corresponding to the previous event, each node representing a change set delivered to the workspace or stream, and determining whether the set of nodes corresponding to the subject event, which are not present in the set of nodes of the change set history tree corresponding to the previous event, includes a node representing the change set that is of interest;
responsive to determining that the change set of interest is not included in the set of nodes corresponding to the subject event, which are not present in the set of nodes of a change set history tree corresponding to the previous event, until a set of nodes including the change set of interest is identified, recursively:
re-identifying as the subject event the event currently identified as the previous event and identifying as the previous event a particular event stored in the functional data structure that precedes the re-identified subject event; and
identifying a corresponding set of nodes of the change set history tree corresponding to the subject event which are not present in the set of nodes of a change set history tree corresponding to the previous event, and determining whether the set of nodes corresponding to the subject event, which are not present in a set of nodes of a change set history tree corresponding to the previous event, includes a node representing the change set that is of interest; and
responsive to determining that the corresponding set of nodes includes the node representing the change set that is of interest, identifying the subject event as an event that added the change set of interest to the workspace or stream and retrieving from the subject event the indication of when the operation represented by the event occurred and who performed the operation; and
outputting the indication of when the operation represented by the event occurred and who performed the operation.

US Pat. No. 10,394,767

COMPUTING NETWORK NODE ADJUSTMENTS

ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORP...

1. A method of computing relative rankings for multiple course trajectories, the method comprising:accessing a data structure comprising:
a first node representing a first course; and
a plurality of nodes representing courses that are available after completing the first course, wherein:
each of the plurality of nodes is associated with a weight; and
the plurality of nodes comprises a second node representing a second course;
receiving a first grade for a student for the first course;
receiving a second grade for the student for the second course;
adjusting the weight associated with the second node using the first grade and the second grade; and
providing a ranking of the plurality of courses using the weights of the plurality of courses.

US Pat. No. 10,394,756

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CUSTOMIZING ARCHIVE OF A DEVICE DRIVER GENERATOR TOOL FOR A USER

1. A system for customizing an archive of block labels and file labels of a device driver generator tool for a user by appending of a plurality of configuration files and a plurality of template files to obtain an appended archive file of block labels and file labels, wherein the device driver generator tool automatically generates a device driver that enables a first device to communicate with a second device, said system comprising:one or more processors; and
one or more non-transitory computer-readable mediums storing one or more sequences of instructions, which when executed by the one or more processors, cause:
extracting said plurality of configuration files and said plurality of template files from a template archive stored in said database, wherein said plurality of configuration files comprises one or more high level configuration files and one or more low level configuration files, wherein said one or more low level configuration files and said one or more high level configuration files comprises one or more labels;
receiving an information associated with at least one of each of: said plurality of template files and said plurality of configuration files, and at least one of said plurality of template files and said plurality of configuration files from said user, wherein said plurality of template files and said plurality of configuration files comprises one or more of: said block labels, said file labels, customization tags, and a template code;
verifying whether said archive of block labels and file labels for said plurality of configuration files and said plurality of template files is pre-existing in a database of said device driver generator tool;
generating said archive of block labels and file labels for said plurality of template files and said plurality of configuration files upon said archive of block labels and file labels associated with said plurality of template files and said plurality of configuration files not pre-existing in said database and storing a unique name and a unique archive identification for said generated archive of block labels and file labels in an archive configuration file;
appending said generated archive of block labels and file labels for said plurality of template files and said plurality of configuration files to a pre-existing archive in said database append said generated archive of block labels and file labels for said plurality of template files and said plurality of configuration files to a pre-existing archive in said database;
generating an error message upon said generated archive of block labels and file labels being pre-existing in said database;
extracting said template code from said plurality of template files for said block label to obtain an extracted template code; and
generating a portion of said device driver corresponding to said block label based on said extracted template code.

US Pat. No. 10,394,751

PROGRAMMED INPUT/OUTPUT MODE

Solarflare Communications...

1. A data processing system comprising:a host computing device comprising at least one processor, the host computing device being configured to run an application;
a network interface device arranged to couple the host computing device to a network, the network interface device comprising a plurality of buffers for receiving data from the host computing device for transmission over the network;
wherein the processor is configured to execute instructions to transfer the data for transmission to one of the plurality of buffers; and the data processing system further comprises:
an indicator store configured to store a doorbell indicating that at least some of the data for transmission has been transferred to the one of the plurality of buffers, wherein the doorbell is associated with a descriptor identifying the one of the plurality of buffers,
wherein the network interface device is configured to receive a write of the doorbell from the host computing device, and in response to the writing of the doorbell:
access the one of the plurality of buffers identified by the descriptor; and
transmit, over the network, the data in the one of the plurality of buffers identified by the descriptor.

US Pat. No. 10,394,714

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FALSE SHARING PREDICTION

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A method for predicting false sharing implemented by a computer, the method comprising:executing code, by the computer in a first run-time environment, on a plurality of cores of a central processing unit (CPU) of the computer;
tracking, based at least on executing the code in the first run-time environment, cache line access information related to accessing a first cache line of the CPU, a second cache line of the CPU, or both the first cache line and the second cache line, the first cache line being adjacent to the second cache line;
determining, based at least on tracking the cache line access information related to accessing the first cache line and the second cache line, that there is potential false sharing in a second run-time environment, wherein determining that there is potential false sharing in the second run-time environment is further based at least in part on simulating at least one property that is different between the first run-time environment and the second run-time environment; and
reporting, based at least on determining that there is potential false sharing, the potential false sharing.

US Pat. No. 10,394,686

STATIC FEATURE EXTRACTION FROM STRUCTURED FILES

Cylance Inc., Irvine, CA...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving or accessing data comprising a structured file encapsulating data required by an execution environment to manage executable code wrapped within the structured file;
iteratively identifying code and data regions in the structured file for parsing and disassembly by:
discovering a structure of the structured file;
analyzing and checking a first header located at a root of the structure;
analyzing and checking a second header in the structure referenced by the first header in response to the checking of the first header; and
looping through remaining portions of the structure other than the first header and the second header to extract code start points until all code start points for analysis and disassembly are identified;
statically extracting at least one feature from the structured file by disassembling the code in the structured file using the code start points and analyzing the identified-code and data regions, wherein the at least one feature indicates whether a collection of import names in the structured file is ordered lexicographically;
classifying the structured file by applying the extracted features to a machine learning model to determine if the structured file is either malicious or safe; and
preventing access or execution of the structured file if it is classified as malicious; or
accessing or executing the structured file if it is classified as safe.

US Pat. No. 10,394,673

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR HARDWARE ACCELERATED COPYBACK

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A method for performing a hardware assisted copyback, the method comprising:predictively determining that an online data storage drive will experience a failure within a predetermined amount of time;
in response to predictively determining that the online data storage drive will experience the failure, identifying a spare data storage drive as a copyback destination drive for the online data storage drive;
initiating a copyback process to move data from the online data storage drive to the spare data storage drive, the copyback process comprising:
setting an indicator in hardware to divert all write completions on the online data storage drive;
while the indicator in hardware is set to divert the write completions, incrementing on a per-strip basis a copy of data from the online data storage drive to the spare data storage drive;
only after all data from the online data storage drive has been copied to the spare data storage drive, changing the setting of the indicator in hardware so that write requests received for the online data storage drive during the copyback process are re-issued to the spare data storage drive; and
enabling a read request to be processed through hardware for data stored on the online data storage drive in an accelerated path during the copyback process;
locking a desired row range where the copyback is expected to start; and
removing the desired row range from a dirty list so that a flush operation is not issued on the desired row range during the copyback process.

US Pat. No. 10,394,659

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING COMPREHENSIVE BACKUP OF MODULAR MOBILE DEVICES

Acronis International Gmb...

1. A system for backing up device data from a modular mobile device, the system comprising:a plurality of interconnected hardware modules that are configured to be attachable and removable from the modular mobile device;
electronic memory configured to store configuration and setting parameters associated with each of the plurality of interconnected hardware modules; and
a processor configured to:
monitor the configuration and
setting parameters to detect additions and modifications to the configuration and setting parameters associated with each of the plurality of interconnected hardware modules by comparing previous configurations setting parameters stored in the memory of the modular mobile device with the detected additions and modifications;
transmit the detected additions and modifications to a data storage device; and
execute a data backup indicating a current state of the configuration and setting parameters associated with each of the plurality of hardware modules.

US Pat. No. 10,394,627

ASYNCHRONOUS C#-JS DATA BINDING BRIDGE

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:providing a front-end binding framework having a data controller that interacts with a user interface of a user device to manage a bindable property or method for a view on the user device;
providing a back-end binding framework with a data model controller that manages a data model, the front-end binding framework and the back-end binding framework being different types of frameworks; and
implementing, via a bridge controller, asynchronous two-way binding for the bindable property or method between the data controller of the front-end binding framework and the back-end binding framework to update the bindable property or method in the data model when data changes at the user interface and to update the view on the user device when data changes at the data model,
wherein the providing a front-end binding framework operation, the providing a back-end framework operation and the implementing operation are performed on a user device;
generating a request object corresponding to the data model for a binding request in the front-end binding framework; invoking a callback associated with the request object to update the view of the user interface with data from the corresponding model via a bridge response in response to the binding request.

US Pat. No. 10,394,596

TRACKING OF MEMORY PAGES BY A HYPERVISOR

Red Hat, Inc., Raleigh, ...

1. A non-transitory machine-readable storage medium including data that, when accessed by a processing device, cause the processing device to:identify a first set of candidate memory pages associated with a virtual machine;
provide, by the virtual machine to a hypervisor associated with the virtual machine, a request to initiate a dirty tracking operation of the hypervisor for the first set of candidate memory pages;
receive an indication that the hypervisor has initiated the dirty tracking operation; and
provide a subsequent identification of a second set of candidate memory pages associated with the virtual machine in response to receiving the indication that the hypervisor has initiated the dirty tracking operation to discard one or more memory pages of the second set of candidate memory pages in view of the initiated dirty tracking operation.

US Pat. No. 10,394,577

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATIC PROCESSING OF SERVICE REQUESTS ON AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Deepassist Inc., Grand C...

1. A method performed by a computer system in communication with mobile devices via a network, the computer system including or having access to a data store, the method comprising:receiving information about a first service request from a first mobile device;
searching the data store for a script file including a set of operation/display events for execution by the first mobile device to fulfill the first service request;
in response to the scrip file not being found in the data store: transmitting a signal to the first mobile device to notify the first mobile device that the first script file is not found; receiving from the first mobile device a first sequence of operation/display events performed on the first mobile device to fulfill the first service request; extracting a request template from the information about the first service request; building a first script file for association with the request template using the first sequence of operation/display events and the information about the first service request; and storing the request template and the associated first script file in the data store;
receiving information about a second service request from a second mobile device;
in response to the second service request being related to the request template, retrieving the first script file and the request template from the data store; and
transmitting the first script file and the request template to the second mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,394,563

HARDWARE ACCELERATED CONVERSION SYSTEM USING PATTERN MATCHING

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A method for converting guest instructions into native instructions, the method comprising:accessing a guest instruction;
performing a first level translation of the guest instruction, wherein the performing comprises:
comparing the guest instruction to a plurality of group masks and a plurality of tags stored in multi-level conversion tables by pattern matching subfields of the guest instruction in a hierarchical manner, wherein the conversion tables store mappings of guest instruction bit-fields to corresponding native instruction bit-fields; and
responsive to a hit in a conversion table, substituting a bit-field in the guest instruction with a corresponding native equivalent of the bit-field;
performing a second level translation of the guest instruction using a second level conversion table; and
outputting a resulting native instruction when the second level translation proceeds to completion.

US Pat. No. 10,394,539

DYNAMICALLY CONFIGURED GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE FOR A SOFTWARE APPLICATION

IHEARTMEDIA MANAGEMENT SE...

1. A computer readable medium tangibly embodying a program of computer executable instructions by an end-user device, the program of computer executable instructions comprising:at least one instruction to receive, by an application provider system from an online application store, an application request associated with a user request to provide an application having a graphical user interface (GUI), the application request identifying at least the application and a first local branding element of a plurality of different local branding elements;
at least one instruction to receive by the application provider system from the online application store, a graphic user interface (GUI) configuration parameter associated the first local branding element, the GUI configuration parameter indicating at least one GUI visual element associated with the first local branding element including at least one of an associated logo, font or color;
at least one instruction to download from a codebase, responsive to the application request, an unconfigured application having a GUI with a non-customized configuration; and
at least one instruction to alter the unconfigured application to generate a customized application from the unconfigured application and the GUI configuration parameter, the customized application having a configured GUI associated with the first local branding element;
at least one instruction to download, responsive to the user request, the GUI configuration parameter from a source other than the online application store.

US Pat. No. 10,394,452

SELECTING PAGES IMPLEMENTING LEAF NODES AND INTERNAL NODES OF A DATA SET INDEX FOR REUSE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A computer program product for managing a data set stored in a storage in a memory, the computer program product comprising a non-transitory computer readable storage medium having computer readable program code embodied therein that executes to perform operations, the operations comprising:allocating pages in the memory to internal nodes and leaf nodes of a tree data structure representing all or a portion of a data set index for the data set;
providing a duration parameter indicating an amount of time after which unused pages are eligible for reuse; and
selecting for reuse at least one page allocated to at least one of the leaf nodes and the internal nodes that has not been used for the duration parameter, wherein the internal nodes are selected for reuse after determining not to select one of the leaf nodes for reuse when the leaf nodes been used within the duration parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,394,443

METHOD FOR VIEWING MESSAGE AND USER TERMINAL

Guangdong Oppo Mobile Tel...

1. A method for viewing a message, comprising:determining that a first touch operation is performed on an icon of a message application in a user terminal when duration of a touch input performed on the icon of the message application exceeds a preset duration;
obtaining at least one touch parameter of the first touch operation;
displaying at least one target message when each of the at least one touch parameter of the first touch operation satisfies a corresponding preset condition;
determining whether the duration of the touch input performed on the icon of the message application is increased after displaying the at least one target message;
determining that a second touch operation is performed on the icon of the message application based on a determination that the duration of the touch input performed on the icon of the message application is increased; and
displaying the at least one target message in a preset display mode.

US Pat. No. 10,394,442

ADJUSTMENT OF USER INTERFACE ELEMENTS BASED ON USER ACCURACY AND CONTENT CONSUMPTION

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method comprising:receiving an initial user input for interacting with one or more elements presented by a user interface;
receiving a subsequent user input;
determining that the subsequent user input is an action reversing the initial user input;
determining a time between receipt of the initial user input and receipt of the subsequent user input;
determining an estimate of user accuracy using the determined time between the received initial user input and the received subsequent user input and a predetermined threshold;
determining a rate of consumption of content presented by the user interface, wherein determining the rate of consumption of content comprises analyzing eye movements of a user during the consumption of content;
using an image capture device to capture one or more images of a user subsequent to receipt of the initial user input;
determining user reaction to the initial user input based on the one or more images, wherein determining the estimate of user accuracy is based on the determined user reaction and wherein a determination that the reaction indicates frustration indicates a low level of user accuracy; and
adjusting a position and size of at least one of the elements based on a combination of both the estimate of user accuracy and the rate of consumption of content.

US Pat. No. 10,394,416

USER INTERFACE SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENABLING MARK-BASED INTERACTION FOR IMAGES

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A user interface system for enabling mark-based interaction for images including a volume that is a three-dimensional image and slices that are two-dimensional images representing cross sections of the volume, the user interface system comprising:a memory configured to store instructions; and
at least one processor, upon executing the stored instructions, configured to:
receive a user input that is associated with a region of interest (ROI) in one image among the images,
generate, in response to the user input, a mark comprising identification information for identifying the ROI,
place the generated mark on the ROI included in the one image,
automatically generate at least one mark, to be tagged to at least one ROI included in at least one other image rather than the one image, based on the identification information, wherein the at least one other image comprises an ROI corresponding to the ROI included in the one image,
tag the generated at least one mark on the at least one ROI included in the at least one other image,
adjust image data representing the volume such that a selected ROI or an ROI identified by a selected mark among ROIs included in the volume is visually distinct from a periphery, and
modify the image data representing the volume such that a transparency of a peripheral area surrounding the selected ROI or the ROI identified by the selected mark gradually increases as it goes further from the selected ROI or the ROI identified by the selected mark.

US Pat. No. 10,394,415

USER AUTHENTICATION SECURITY SYSTEM

International Business Ma...

1. A non-transitory computer readable storage medium having program instructions embodied therewith, the program instructions executable by a processing circuit to cause the device to perform a method comprising;presenting a displayed representation of a three dimensional object having multiple faces that respectively include multiple active selection areas with each active selection area including a depiction of a selectable symbol on its corresponding face;
sequentially receiving a plurality of user inputs as authentication inputs including; (i) a plurality of object movement type inputs that control what faces are visible in the presented display, and (ii) a plurality of active symbol selection type inputs, separate fain the object movement type inputs, to select selectable symbols depicted in respectively corresponding selected active areas, wherein the active symbol selection type inputs includes symbols currently displayed on active selection areas of the three dimensional object;
determining, by the processing circuit, an authentication sequence based upon a combination of the object movement type inputs and separate active symbol selection type inputs;
comparing, by the processing circuit, the authentication sequence to a predetermined authentication sequence to determine a match; and
responsive to the determination of the match, providing user authentication.

US Pat. No. 10,394,408

RECOMMENDING MEDIA BASED ON RECEIVED SIGNALS INDICATING USER INTEREST IN A PLURALITY OF RECOMMENDED MEDIA ITEMS

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method comprising:concurrently displaying, in a user interface, (i) a primary display section in which a first media content item is presented using a media player, (ii) a watch later section that includes one or more user-selected media content items in a media queue for watching at a later time, and (iii) a recommendation section that includes a first plurality of recommended media content items, wherein the first plurality of recommended media content items is identified based on user interests and based on the first media content item that is being presented in the primary display section and wherein each of the first plurality of recommended media content items is associated with a plurality of interest indication options that includes:
(i) a watch later option that, when selected, causes an associated recommended media content item from the first plurality of recommended media content items to be placed in the watch later section;
(ii) a re-recommend option that, when selected, causes the associated recommended media content item from the first plurality of recommended media content items to be included in a second plurality of recommended media content items that is subsequently identified for inclusion in the recommendation section; and
(iii) a play option that, upon selection, causes the associated recommended media content item from the first plurality of recommended media content items to be played back in the primary display section;
wherein the user interface concurrently presents the watch later option, the re-recommend option, and the play option for the associated recommended media content item;
determining that, in interacting with the user interface while the first media content item is being presented using the media player in the primary display section, a user has selected (i) the watch later option associated with a second media content item from the first plurality of recommended media content items in the recommendation section, and (ii) the re-recommend option associated with a third media content item from the first plurality of recommended media content items in the recommendation section;
in response to receiving a selection of a fourth media content item from the first plurality of recommended media content items in the recommendation section for presentation using the media player in the primary display section of the user interface, identifying the second plurality of recommended media content items based on the user interests, based on selection of the fourth media content item for presentation, and based on determining that the third media content item has been tagged for re-recommending to the user, wherein the third media content item is included in the second plurality of recommended media content items; and
concurrently displaying, in the user interface, (i) the primary display section in which the fourth media content item is presented using the media player, (ii) the watch later section that includes the one or more user-selected media content items in the media queue, wherein the second media content item is included in the media queue, and (iii) the recommendation section that includes the second plurality of recommended media content items, wherein the third media content item is included in the second plurality of recommended media content items.

US Pat. No. 10,394,376

DISPLAY APPARATUS WITH INPUT FUNCTION

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A display apparatus with an input function, comprising:a position input device through which to input information on a touched position; and
an information display device that displays information,
the position input device and the information display device being placed on top of each other,
wherein the information display device includes
a display panel that displays a first display screen and displays a second display screen in a display region of the first display screen,
a first storage section storing display information including a display position of the second display screen and information on a near-field region including the second display screen and having a larger region than the second display screen,
a reduction process section that reduces the second display screen, and
a movement process section that moves the second display screen,
the position input device includes
a touch detection section that acquires the information on the touched position,
a second storage section storing touch history information including information on a plurality of the touched positions thus acquired,
a touched position determination section that determines whether a newly-acquired touched position is present in the near-field region specified by the display information, and
a display position determination section that, in a case where the touched position determination section has determined that the newly-acquired touched position is present in the near-field region, utilizes the touch history information to determine position to which the second display screen is reduced or moved,
in a case where the second display screen has not been reduced, the reduction process section reduces the second display screen to the position thus determined and displays the second display screen, and
in a case where the second display screen has been reduced, the movement process section moves the second display screen to the position thus determined and displays the second display screen.

US Pat. No. 10,394,321

INFORMATION ACQUIRING METHOD, INFORMATION ACQUIRING APPARATUS, AND USER EQUIPMENT

BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TEC...

1. A method, comprising:acquiring, by a system comprising a processor in response to determining that an eye of a user in a motion state is in a smooth pursuit eye movement state, angle change information about a change of an angle of a line-of-sight direction of the user relative to a gaze point of the user at at least one moment, and motion information about a motion of the user relative to the gaze point at the at least one moment; and
acquiring, by the system according to the angle change information and the motion information, distance information about a distance of the gaze point relative to the user at one or more moments in the at least one moment.

US Pat. No. 10,394,309

POWER GATED COMMUNICATION CONTROLLER

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. One or more non-transitory computer-readable storage media to store instructions that, when executed by a processor included in a first device, cause the processor to:enter, in response to a failure to receive any communication from a second device for at least a threshold period of time, a power saving mode;
deactivate, while the first device is to operate in the power saving mode, one or more components of the first device;
initiate reactivation of the one or more components of the first device;
receive, while the one or more components are being reactivated, a poll request from the second device;
transmit, in response to the poll request and prior to the reactivation of the one or more components being complete, a response to indicate to the second device that the first device is not yet ready for further communication with the second device;
engage, subsequent to the completion of the reactivation of the one or more components, in further communication with the second device;
initiate the reactivation of the one or more components of the first device, in response to receiving a communication request from the second device while the first device is to operate in the power savings mode; and
deactivate, while the first device is to operate in the power saving mode, a clock generator that is to supply a clock signal to at least one component of the one or more components.

US Pat. No. 10,394,302

SELF-SERVICE EQUIPMENT ENERGY SAVING CONTROL METHOD AND DEVICE

GRG BANKING EQUIPMENT CO....

1. An energy-saving control method for a self-service device, comprising:acquiring to-be-learned sample information from historical usage data of users of the self-service device, wherein the sample information indicates the number of users which use the self-service device in each of different sub-periods of a period of time;
learning the to-be-learned sample information by using a preset Bayesian prior probability model, to obtain a learning result;
updating the Bayesian prior probability model based on the learning result;
predicting the number of users in each of sub-periods of a preset period of time by using the updated Bayesian prior probability model, to obtain the predicted number of users at the self-service device; and
modifying a sleep interval of the self-service device in each of the sub-periods based on the predicted number of users,
wherein the Bayesian prior probability model is obtained by the following preprocessing steps:
preprocessing the historical usage data of the users of the self-service device, to acquire the number of users which use the self-service device in each of the different sub-periods of the period of time as sample information;
collating the sample information based on division for the period of time, to obtain prior sample information; and
obtaining the Bayesian prior probability model based on Bayes rules and the prior sample information.

US Pat. No. 10,394,291

APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR DISSIPATING HEAT FROM EXPANSION COMPONENTS

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. An interface adapter comprising:a printed circuit board comprising an edge connector that is dimensioned to be inserted into an expansion socket of a computing device;
a plurality of modular computing components removably mounted to a top surface of the printed circuit board, wherein:
each modular computing component comprises a connector that is dimensioned to be inserted into a socket of the printed circuit board; and
the connector of each modular computing component comprises a pinout that is more compact than a pinout of the edge connector of the printed circuit board; and
at least one modular heatsink coupled to a top surface of each modular computing component to facilitate heat dissipation from the top surface of the modular computing component, wherein a protrusion at a distal end of the modular heatsink is dimensioned to such that the protrusion provides leverage to lift a single modular computing component for removal.

US Pat. No. 10,394,257

FLOW CONTROL SYSTEM

Belparts, Rotselaar (BE)...

1. A method for using a central heating/cooling system comprising a plurality of consumer devices connected to a common source through a pipe system which provides for delivering a liquid medium, the consumer devices comprising heat exchange systems, water taps or heat exchange systems and water taps; the method comprising:distributing the liquid medium from the common source through the pipe system to the heat exchange systems and thereby heating or cooling rooms of a building, and/or to the water taps for use by consumers;
controlling, by means of a control system, a flow of the liquid medium passing through a pipe part of the pipe system with at least one of the heat exchange systems or water taps;
sensing an actual medium flow through the pipe part with a flow sensor, and the sensor outputting an electrical signal indicative of the sensed actual medium flow to the control system;
directly comparing the sensed flow with a set flow and outputting a control signal related to the direct comparison;
adjusting an adjustable orifice in said pipe part by means of an orifice adjusting system in response to the control signal; and
performing a real-time software-wise correction of a characteristic curve of the orifice adjusting system to compensate for pressure variations in said pipe part,wherein the steps of directly comparing the sensed flow with a set flow and outputting a control signal and performing a real-time software-wise correction of a characteristic curve of the orifice adjusting system are done by the control system.

US Pat. No. 10,394,242

AUTONOMOUS NAVIGATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A MANEUVERABLE PLATFORM

ELBIT SYSTEMS LTD., Haif...

1. A method comprising:obtaining a plurality of objectives relating to a maneuverable platform;
receiving maneuverable platform and obstacles data relating to at least one of: position, speed, and direction of the maneuverable platform and of obstacles;
determining, using a computer processor, a plurality of options for completing said plurality of objectives, wherein each of the plurality of options defines a distinct combination of course and speed;
calculating, for each of the plurality of options, projected positions of the maneuverable platform and of each obstacle and therefrom determining the distance between the maneuverable platform and each obstacle at the closest point of approach and the estimated time to arrive at the closest point of approach;
weighing each of the options in accordance with a grading scheme, wherein said grading scheme includes an assessment of the estimated time to arrive at the closest point of approach with each obstacle; and, the distance between the maneuverable platform and each obstacle at the closest point of approach;
autonomously selecting, using a computer processor, one option of the plurality of options in accordance with said grading scheme and whether a projected collision may be avoided; and,
maneuvering the maneuverable platform and commanding drive controls of the maneuverable platform to apply the autonomously selected course and speed of the option for the maneuverable platform.

US Pat. No. 10,394,239

ACOUSTIC MONITORING SYSTEM

1. A method for use in a monitored space, the method comprising:producing a first audio signal from acoustic energy received using a directionally-discriminating acoustic sensor;
computationally processing the first audio signal against a whitelist of acoustic profiles;
based on lack of substantial correspondence between the first audio signal and any of the acoustic profiles of the whitelist, dispatching a drone, the drone being in a standby mode immediately prior to the dispatching;
autonomously navigating the drone toward an apparent position within the monitored space of an apparent source of the acoustic energy;
while the drone is in-flight and using an on-board acoustic sensor, producing a second audio signal from additional acoustic energy received from the apparent source;
computationally processing the second audio signal against the whitelist;
based on continued lack of substantial correspondence with any of the acoustic profiles of the whitelist, initiating an investigate mode of the drone, wherein the drone notifies a remote monitor and supplies the remote monitor with an audiovisual feed from the drone via a wireless communications link; and
responsive to a characterization received from the remote monitor, adding an entry to the whitelist, updating an entry of the whitelist, or replacing an entry of the whitelist.

US Pat. No. 10,394,207

TECHNIQUES FOR OPTIMIZING PERFORMANCE OF CYCLONES

CiDRA Corporate Service I...

1. Apparatus comprising:a battery of cyclones configured to process a slurry stream being fed with a common feed flow:
sensors being mounted on the battery of cyclones, each sensor configured to sense particle sizes of solids forming part of a slurry stream overflow, and provide signaling containing information about the particle sizes of solids forming part of the slurry stream overflow;
at least one signal processor or signal processing module configured at least to:
respond to the signaling; and
provide corresponding signaling to control the operation of the battery by determining which combinations of cyclones in the battery produce the slurry stream overflow that has undesirable particle size characteristics using a statistical algorithm or technique, based upon the signaling received.

US Pat. No. 10,394,202

3D PRINTER CALIBRATION AND CONTROL

Voxel8, Inc., Somerville...

1. A method comprising:scanning, by a profilometer of a three-dimensional (3D) printing device, at least a region of a deposition platform of the 3D printing device to generate first scan data;depositing, by a first extruder of the 3D printing device, a first line of a first material on the region of the deposition platform;scanning, by the profilometer, the first line to generate second scan data;
determining a height of the first line based on the first scan data and the second scan data;
adjusting a line height calibration setting of the 3D printing device based on the height of the first line;
after adjusting the line height calibration setting of the 3D printing device, depositing, by the first extruder, a portion of the first material on the region of the deposition platform to form at least one layer of the first material;
depositing, by a second extruder of the 3D printing device, a second line of a second material on the at least one layer of the first material;
scanning, by the profilometer, the second line to generate third scan data;
determining a height of the second line based on the third scan data; and
adjusting a second line height calibration setting of the 3D printing device based on the height of the second line; and
after forming the at least one layer of the first material, scanning, by the profilometer, the at least one layer of the first material to generate fourth scan data, wherein the height of the second line is determined further based on the fourth scan data.

US Pat. No. 10,394,164

ANGLED RIDGES ON ELECTROSTATIC PROCESS UNIT SHAFTS

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a shaft associated with a rotatable component of an electrostatic process unit (EPU), the shaft including
an auger configured to urge toner in the EPU toward a center of the shaft,
an end plate disposed between the auger and a sealing area configured to inhibit leakage of particulate through the sealing area,
a stray toner area disposed between the end plate and a plurality of angled ridges on a surface of the shaft in the sealing area and configured to directionally and cooperatively urge particulate contacting the angled ridge toward the stray toner area when the shaft is rotated.

US Pat. No. 10,394,144

ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC PHOTOSENSITIVE BODY AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

KONICA MINOLTA, INC., To...

1. An electrophotographic photosensitive body comprising:at least a photosensitive layer and a protective layer sequentially laminated on an electroconductive support, wherein
the protective layer comprises a matrix containing a binder resin and a domain containing perfluoropolyether.

US Pat. No. 10,394,120

PHOTOSENSITIVE RESIN COMPOSITION, BLACK PIXEL DEFINING LAYER USING THE SAME AND DISPLAY DEVICE

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. A photosensitive resin composition, comprising:a binder resin, repeating units of the binder resin consisting of a repeating unit represented by Chemical Formula 1;
a black colorant;
a photopolymerizable monomer;
a photopolymerization initiator; and
a solvent,

wherein, in Chemical Formula 1,
X1 is an oxygen atom, a sulfur atom, or a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C 10 alkylene group,
L1 is a single bond or a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C10 alkylene group, and
R1 and R2 are each independently a group represented by Chemical Formula 2,

wherein, in Chemical Formula 2,
L2 and L4 are each independently —C(?O)— or a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C10 alkylene group,
L5 is a substituted or unsubstituted Cto C10 alkylene group,
n1 is 0 or 1, and
L3 is a group represented by Chemical Formula 2-1 or Chemical Formula 2-2:

wherein, in Chemical Formula 2-1 and Chemical Formula 2-2,
R3 and R4 are each independently a hydroxy group or a carboxyl group, and
L6 is an oxygen atom or —OC(?O)—.

US Pat. No. 10,394,119

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING MINIATURE STRUCTURES ON A FLEXIBLE SUBSTRATE

CARPE DIEM TECHNOLOGIES, ...

1. A system for fabricating miniature structures, the system comprising:(a) a flexible substrate on which the miniature structures are fabricated, the flexible substrate having at least one fiducial arranged in a first geometric pattern;
(b) an optical device for measuring a variance in the first geometric pattern of the at least one fiducial on the flexible substrate; and
(c) a web adjustment element for selectively treating the flexible substrate so as to correct the variance in the first geometric pattern of the at least one fiducial on the flexible substrate and restore the at least one fiducial on the flexible substrate to the first geometry.

US Pat. No. 10,394,107

GIMBAL CONTROL METHOD, GIMBAL CONTROL APPARATUS, AND GIMBAL

SZ DJI OSMO TECHNOLOGY CO...

1. A gimbal comprising:an adjustment mechanism; and
a processor in communication with the adjustment mechanism and configured to:
obtain a mode selection activation condition, the mode selection activation condition including at least one of a control instruction or an attitude change parameter of the adjustment mechanism; and
determine an operation mode according to the mode selection activation condition, the operation mode including a walk operation mode or a sensitive operation mode, and the adjustment mechanism being configured to change attitude in the walk operation mode at a lower responding speed than in the sensitive operation mode.

US Pat. No. 10,394,093

ARRAY SUBSTRATE, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF, AND APPLIED DISPLAY PANEL THEREOF

HKC CORPORATION LIMITED, ...

15. A display panel, comprising:an array substrate, comprising:
a first substrate;
a first conductive layer formed on the first substrate;
a conductive cover layer formed on the first substrate and covering the first conductive layer;
a second conductive layer formed on the conductive cover layer;
a first passivation layer formed on the conductive cover layer and covering the second conductive layer, at least one recession part is formed in the first passivation layer and the conductive cover layer;
a common electrode formed on the passivation layer, wherein a part of the common electrode is formed inside the recession part,
wherein the part of the common electrode directly contact with a top surface of the first substrate, directly contact with side surfaces of the conductive cover layer and the first passivation layer;
a second passivation layer formed on the common electrode; and
a pixel electrode layer formed on the second passivation layer and inside the recession part.

US Pat. No. 10,394,031

ELECTRO-OPTICAL APPARATUS AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, ...

1. An electro-optical apparatus comprising:a first transistor;
a first reflective electrode electrically connected to the first transistor;
a first pixel electrode electrically connected to the first reflective electrode;
a second transistor;
a second reflective electrode electrically connected to the second transistor;
a second pixel electrode electrically connected to the second reflective electrode;
a protective layer that covers a surface of the first reflective electrode and a surface of the second reflective electrode and that includes an embedded insulation between the first reflective electrode and the second reflective electrode;
an optical path adjustment layer disposed between the second reflective electrode and the second pixel electrode;
a counter electrode;
an organic light emitting layer disposed between the first pixel electrode and the counter electrode and disposed between the second pixel electrode and the counter electrode,
wherein the optical path adjustment layer and the protective layer are formed of insulating material.

US Pat. No. 10,394,023

HEAD-UP DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING REFLECTING MIRROR WITH DIFFERENT P AND S POLARIZATION REFLECTANCES

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A head-up display device that is to be mounted in an instrument panel of a vehicle and to virtually display an image to be viewable by an occupant by projecting the image on a projection member located above the instrument panel in a vehicle upward direction, and in which a direction along an up-down direction of the vehicle when the image is virtually displayed is defined as a vertical direction of the image, the head-up display device comprising:a projector that projects an image as a light polarized in a polarization direction intersecting the vertical direction of the image;
a reflecting mirror that is disposed on an optical path between the projector and the projection member to reflect and redirect the light of the image from the projector toward the projection member, and has a difference between S polarization reflectance and P polarization reflectance for the light from the projector; and
a concave mirror that is disposed on the optical path between the reflecting mirror and the projection member to reflect and redirect the light of the image reflected by the reflecting mirror toward the projection member, wherein
a direction along a left-right direction of the vehicle when the image is virtually displayed is defined as a horizontal direction of the image,
the reflecting mirror reflects and redirects the light of the image in the horizontal direction of the image,
the concave mirror reflects and redirects the light of the image reflected by the reflecting mirror in the vertical direction of the image,
the reflecting mirror includes
a retardation plate disposed at a front side of the reflecting mirror, the front side facing the projector and the concave mirror, and
a dielectric multilayer film stacked on a back side of the retardation plate opposite to the projector and the concave mirror with respect to the retardation plate, and the dielectric multilayer film has the S polarization reflectance higher than the P polarization reflectance, and
the retardation plate and the dielectric multilayer film are stacked such that (i) the retardation plate allows the light of the image projected from the projector and reaching the retardation plate as a light of P polarization to travel through the retardation plate to the dielectric multilayer film while converting into S polarized light; the dielectric multilayer film reflects and introduces the converted S polarized light travelled through the retardation plate into the retardation plate; and the retardation plate allows the S polarization light reflected from the dielectric multilayer film to travel through the retardation plate while converting into P polarized light and allows the reconverted P polarized light to be emitted toward the concave mirror, and (ii) the retardation plate allows S polarization components of an external light to travel through the retardation plate toward the dielectric multilayer film while converting into P polarization components, the external light reflected by the concave mirror and reaching the retardation plate containing the S polarization components more than P polarization components; and the dielectric multilayer film allows the converted P polarization components of the external light from the retardation plate to travel through the dielectric multilayer film and to be emitted from a back side of the dielectric multilayer film.

US Pat. No. 10,394,007

REFLECTIVE OPTICAL CONFIGURATIONS WITH PRESCRIBED OPTICAL FIELD MAPPINGS FOR BACK-SCANNED IMAGERS

RAYTHEON COMPANY, Waltha...

1. An optical imaging system configured for back-scanned imagery comprising:an imaging sensor;
an imager configured to focus electromagnetic radiation onto the imaging sensor, the imaging sensor being configured to form an image from the electromagnetic radiation;
afocal optics configured to receive the electromagnetic radiation and to direct the electromagnetic radiation via an exit pupil of the afocal optics to the imager, the afocal optics including an all-reflective telescope configured to receive the electromagnetic radiation and an all-reflective afocal pupil relay positioned between the all-reflective telescope and the exit pupil of the afocal optics and configured to re-image the electromagnetic radiation to the exit pupil, the all-reflective afocal pupil relay including a plurality of anamorphic field-correcting mirrors configured to implement a non-rotationally symmetric field mapping between object space and image space to set distortion characteristics of the afocal optics to control image wander on the imaging sensor for off-axis image points during a back-scan operation; and
a back-scan mirror positioned proximate the exit pupil of the afocal optics and between the afocal optics and the imager, and configured to perform the back-scan operation to stabilize the image on the imaging sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,393,966

COMPOSITE OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE

AGC Inc., Chiyoda-ku (JP...

1. A composite optical waveguide, comprising:a polymer optical waveguide; and
a silicon optical waveguide,
wherein the polymer optical waveguide and the silicon optical waveguide are adiabatically coupled to each other by an adhesive layer in an adiabatic-coupling portion where a core of the polymer optical waveguide and a core of the silicon optical waveguide are disposed to face each other,
the adhesive layer is formed by a photocurable adhesive having a glass transition point Tg of 125° C. or higher after curing, and satisfying ?0.015?n1?nA<0.05 where n1 represents a refractive index of a clad of the polymer optical waveguide and nA represents a refractive index of the adhesive after curing, and
the adiabatic-coupling portion comprises a region in which a spacing t between the core of the polymer optical waveguide and the silicon optical waveguide is 1.5 ?m or less.

US Pat. No. 10,393,943

DISPLAY DEVICE WITH DIRECTIONAL CONTROL OF THE OUTPUT, AND A BACK LIGHT FOR SUCH A DISPLAY DEVICE

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A display backlight, comprising:a waveguide, the waveguide having a top face, a bottom face and a pair of opposite side edges,
wherein the waveguide is arranged such that light output is from the top face,
wherein the top face and the bottom face are parallel to each other,
wherein the waveguide comprises material having a refractive index nwg;
a light source, wherein the light source is arranged to provide light into the waveguide material at one or both of the opposite side edges; and
an array of light out-coupling structures,
wherein the light out-coupling structures are formed at the top face or the bottom face,
wherein the light out-coupling structures are arranged to redirect light so that it escapes from the waveguide at the location of the light out-coupling structures,
wherein the light out-coupling structures are arranged to provide escaped light with a range of output directions,
wherein the output direction of escaped light is limited to less than 180 degrees,
wherein the escaped light is angularly spaced from the plane of the top face,
wherein the light-out coupling structures each comprise a projection into the waveguide material,
wherein each projection has a beam redirecting face,
wherein each beam redirecting face is at a respective angle to a direction normal to the top and bottom faces,
wherein the backlight is arranged to be used with a refractive index waveguide material,
wherein the refractive index waveguide material is disposed over the top face,
wherein the refractive index waveguide material has an index of refraction of nout,
wherein for a refractive index ratio m=nwg/nout:

wherein ? is the angle of the beam redirecting face to the normal direction.

US Pat. No. 10,393,923

METHOD OF DETERMINING A MAP OF HEIGHT OF LIQUID HYDROCARBON IN A RESERVOIR

TOTAL SA, Courbevoie (FR...

1. A method for determining a map of expectation of height of liquid hydrocarbon in a geological model, the geological model comprising meshes that can be associated with a facies among a plurality of facies and with an architectural element among a plurality of architectural elements, the method comprises, for at least one column of the geological model:(a) receiving an apportionment cube for each architectural element AE among the plurality of architectural elements, with the apportionment cube describing for each mesh c of the model the probability pAE(c) that said mesh belongs to said architectural element,
(b) receiving a proportion cube for each facies among the plurality of facies and for each architectural element among the plurality of architectural elements, with the proportion cube associated with a facies A and with an architectural element AE describing for each mesh c of the model the proportion of said facies in said mesh if said mesh belongs to said architectural element AE, with said proportion being a random variable of triangular distribution defined by a minimum value pA,AE,min(c), a maximum value pA,AE,max(c), and a mode pA,AE,mode(c),
(c) determining, for each mesh c of said column and for each facies A of the plurality of facies, the sum over the plurality of architectural elements of, and
PAE(c)·?(PA,AE,min(c)+PA,AE,max(c)+and PA,AE,mode(c),
(d) determining a value of expectation of height of liquid hydrocarbon for said column analytically according to the sum determined in the step (c) for each mesh c of said column and for each facies A.

US Pat. No. 10,393,915

INTEGRATED PRIMARY AND SPECIAL NUCLEAR MATERIAL ALARM RESOLUTION

Rapiscan Systems, Inc., ...

1. An inspection system for inspecting an object using radiation comprising:a movable radiation source for generating and transmitting radiation;
a collimator positioned in front of said radiation source wherein said collimator comprises two vertical structures defining a vertical slit through which said transmitted radiation is directed and a plurality of horizontally movable members positioned in front of said vertical slit, wherein said plurality of horizontally movable members each have a first configuration where they block more of the transmitted radiation from passing through the vertical slit and a second configuration where they block less of the transmitted radiation from passing through the vertical slit;
a detector array for detecting a portion of transmitted radiation passing through said object; and
a controller, wherein said controller is configured to subject the object to a first scan and a second scan, is configured to reposition the plurality of horizontally movable members between the first configuration and the second configuration based on whether the first scan or second scan is being implemented, and is configured to reposition the movable radiation source to align a center axis of the radiation source with a suspect area identified in the first scan before implementing the second scan.

US Pat. No. 10,393,912

METHOD OF AND APPARATUS FOR INVERTING THREE-DIMENSIONAL FLUID PROPERTY DISTRIBUTION OVER THE (T1,T2,D)DOMAIN FROM NMR MEASUREMENTS

Weatherford Technology Ho...

19. An apparatus for evaluating for fluid in a fluid-containing formation intersected by a borehole, the apparatus comprising:a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) logging tool logging along the borehole in the fluid-containing formation, the NMR logging tool including one or more generators generating a static magnetic field emissive into the fluid-containing formation; one or more generators generating a sequence of magnetic pulses emissive into the fluid-containing formation; and one or more antennae detecting NMR signal values resulting from interaction between the emitted magnetic energy and protons in the fluid-containing formation and generating NMR log data therefrom; and
one or more programmable devices in operable communication with the NMR logging tool, wherein the one or more programmable devices are programmed to:
invert a three-dimensional fluid property distribution of fluid in the fluid-containing formation from the NMR log data to image the NMR log data of the fluid-containing formation;
compare the detected NMR signal with a plurality of modeled signals (?) derived from precomputed values of NMR signal contributions at points in a solution space spanned by longitudinal relaxation time T1 transverse relaxation time T2, and coefficient of molecular diffusion D;
identify one or more said modeled signals (?) in respect of which an objective function o(y, ?) involving a respective detected NMR signal (y) and said modeled signal (?) is optimised;
determine one or more optimal solution vectors ? corresponding to the one or more optimised signal values (?) at the aforesaid points in the solution space spanned by T1, T2 and D;
generate, from the determination, image information representative of one or more properties of the fluid in the fluid-containing formation; and
define boundaries of the solution space containing the one or more optimal solution vectors ?, and use said bounded solution space in a further step of fluid type identification and volume quantification with uncertainty analysis to assess the fluid in the formation from the image information.

US Pat. No. 10,393,866

DETECTING PRESENCE BASED ON WIRELESS SIGNAL ANALYSIS

Cognitive Systems Corp., ...

1. A presence detection method comprising:detecting motion of an object in a space by analyzing a first set of signals for motion in the space, the first set of signals based on wireless signals transmitted through the space on a wireless communication link in a wireless communication network according to a wireless communication protocol between a first wireless communication device and a second wireless communication device in a first time period;
detecting lack of motion in the space by analyzing a second set of signals for motion in the space, the second set of signals based on wireless signals transmitted through the space on the wireless communication link in the wireless communication network according to the wireless communication protocol between the first wireless communication device and the second wireless communication device in a second, subsequent time period; and
detecting whether the object was present in the space during the second time period by analyzing the second set of signals for presence in the space.

US Pat. No. 10,393,852

METHOD AND SYSTEM OF LOCATION ESTIMATION AND NAVIGATION OF AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

HERE Global B.V., Eindho...

1. A method comprising:scanning, by a computing system onboard a vehicle as the vehicle travels along a road, at least one radio frequency identification (RFID) tag to obtain an identifier of the RFID tag;
querying, by the computing system, a database using the identifier of the at least one RFID tag to collect information about a location of the at least one RFID tag;
determining, by the computing system, a bias of a vehicle relative to the location of the scanned at least one RFID tag and corresponding to (a) the vehicle's motion and (b) a timestamp corresponding to when the at least one RFID tag was scanned;
calculating, by the computing system, a location of the vehicle based on the bias and the location of the at least one RFID tag, wherein calculating the location of the vehicle comprises:
when the at least one RFID tag consists of one RFID tag, determining an initial bias of the vehicle with respect to the location of the at least one RFID tag based at least in part on a height of the RFID tag and adding the bias of the vehicle determined based on the vehicle's motion to the initial bias of the vehicle, and
when the at least one RFID tag comprises two or more RFID tags, determining an RFID location based on the information about the location of each of the two or more RFID tags and adding the bias of the vehicle to the RFID location; and
at least one of:
providing, by the computing system onboard the vehicle, the location of the vehicle to a remote computing system not onboard the vehicle for use in performing, by the remote computing system, one or more routing functions for the vehicle, or
using, by the computing system onboard the vehicle, the location of the vehicle to perform one or more routing functions for the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,393,851

POLYHEDRAL SENSOR ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A POLYHEDRAL SENSOR ARRANGEMENT

ams AG, Unterpremstaette...

1. A method for operating a sensor arrangement comprising at least a first, a second, and a third light sensor, wherein each light sensor is aligned along a face of a polyhedron-like volume, respectively, so that the sensor arrangement encloses the polyhedron-like volume, the method comprising the steps of:collecting, from the at least first, second, and third light sensor, respective sensor signals depending on a light source to be detected,
determine, from the collected sensor signals, projections onto the principal axes of a three-dimensional coordinate system, wherein the projections onto the principal axes of the three-dimensional coordinate system determine components of a position vector V indicative of a position of the light source, and wherein the components of the position vector V are determined based on a scalar dot product or by the projection onto unit vectors ax, ay, az, respectively, and
determine, from the determined projections, a direction of the light source to be detected with respect to the three-dimensional coordinate system,
wherein the light sensor is aligned such that a sum of sensor signals of all light sensors meets the constraint cos2(?)+cos2(?)+cos2(?)=K2, where K is a number of counts resulting from any one of the light sensors pointing directly at the light source and where ?, ?, and ? are given as the angles between the position vector V and the x, y, and z principal axes, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,393,846

FUNCTIONAL MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING QUALITY DETECTION PHANTOM AND METHOD

1. A functional magnetic resonance imaging quality detection phantom, comprising two independent shells which are movably connected with each other, wherein a BOLD simulation signal module is arranged in the first shell, and a basic imaging detection module is arranged in the second shell;the BOLD simulation signal module comprises a locating accuracy test component and a BOLD signal simulation component, wherein the locating accuracy test component comprises two locating blocks placed in a crossing manner, a wedge-shaped passage composed of isosceles right triangle blocks is arranged on the locating blocks, and the BOLD signal simulation component comprises an artificial brain for functional magnetic resonance imaging; and
the basic imaging detection module comprises a locating accuracy test component, a geometric distortion test component, a high contrast component and a layer deviation measurement component, which are independent from each other, and the geometric distortion test component is of a multilayer grid structure to simulate the geometric distortion degrees of images of various directions; the high contrast component comprises a substrate and multiple rows of through holes with different apertures formed in the substrate; and the layer deviation measurement component comprises a basement layer and two orthogonal gaps formed on the basement layer.

US Pat. No. 10,393,824

TECHNIQUES FOR MAGNETOMETER CALIBRATION USING SELECTED MEASUREMENTS OVER TIME

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of magnetometer calibration, comprising:obtaining, by a device, multiple sets of magnetic field measurements corresponding to multiple local magnetic field strengths, wherein each set of magnetic field measurements is measured in association with an unknown local magnetic field strength;
calculating, by the device, multiple error values using the multiple sets of magnetic field measurements, estimated values of the multiple local magnetic field strengths, and multiple sets of estimated hard iron bias values,
wherein each error value, of the multiple error values, is calculated using the multiple sets of magnetic field measurements, the estimated values of the multiple local magnetic field strengths, and a respective set of estimated hard iron bias values, of the multiple sets of estimated hard iron bias values;
identifying, by the device, a set of hard iron bias values, from among the multiple sets of estimated hard iron bias values, for magnetometer calibration based at least in part on comparing the multiple error values; and
calibrating, by the device, a magnetometer using the identified set of hard iron bias values.

US Pat. No. 10,393,778

DISAGGREGATION APPARATUS

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A disaggregation apparatus for identifying an electrical consumer in an electrical network, wherein the electrical network comprises a power source and multiple electrical consumers, the disaggregation apparatus comprising:an electrical signature providing unit for providing electrical signatures (in) of each of the electrical consumers, the electrical signature providing unit including a training method to switch on each electrical consumer one at the time and storing the corresponding electrical signature in the form of a current signature,
an electrical parameter determining unit for determining an overall electrical parameter (itot,k) of the electrical network, wherein the overall electrical current of the electrical network is measured,
an identification unit configured to normalize each of said electrical signatures (in), to generate a unity signature correlation matrix (R), which comprises correlations between each of said normalized electrical signatures with peak current equal to one of the respective electrical consumer's current, and identify an electrical consumer based at least partly upon the determined overall electrical parameter (itot,k) and the unity signature correlation matrix (R).

US Pat. No. 10,393,718

MICRO-ELECTROMECHANICAL APPARATUS FOR THERMAL ENERGY CONTROL

Industrial Technology Res...

1. A MEMS apparatus, comprising:a sensor, comprising:
a sensing element;
a heating device configured to heat the sensing element; and
at least one detecting device configured to detect at least one physical quantity; and
an IC chip, comprising:
a memory unit storing at least one target value of the sensing element;
a data processing unit, wherein the data processing unit is adapted to convert the at least one physical quantity to at least one converted value, and at least one gap value is defined by subtracting the at least one converted value from the at least one target value;
a control unit providing at least one parameter value according to the at least one gap value, wherein the at least one parameter value comprises an electrical voltage and time, the control unit is adapted to adjust the electrical voltage and time; and
a driving unit adapted to drive the heating device to adjust a quantity of thermal energy generated by the heating device according to the at least one parameter value.

US Pat. No. 10,393,699

MICROFLUIDIC ANALYSIS DEVICE AND METHOD

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA REC...

1. A microfluidic analysis device (1) including:a substrate (20) wherein a separation channel is arranged, in which an electrolyte flows, a portion of the separation channel (10) being covered with a polarisable surface (11);
two longitudinal field electrodes (8a, 8b) arranged on either side of the separation channel (10);
at least one control electrode (6a, 6b) positioned in the separation channel (10), the control electrodes (6a, 6b) being adapted to polarise the polarisable surface (11) so as to monitor the rate of the electro-osmotic flow in the separation channel (10);
the microfluidic analysis device (1) being characterised in that the polarisable surface (11) includes an insulating sub-layer (12) made of amorphous silicon carbide (a-SiC) and an upper polarisable layer (13) in direct contact with the electrolyte, the control electrodes (6a, 6b) being positioned between the insulating sub-layer (12) of amorphous silicon carbide (SiC) and the upper polarisable layer (13).

US Pat. No. 10,393,693

FLAT PLATE-TYPE OXYGEN SENSOR ELEMENT

AMOTECH CO., LTD., Inche...

1. A flat plate-type oxygen sensor element comprising:a first electrolyte layer including a sensing electrode exposed to a target gas;
a second electrolyte layer on which a reference electrode is disposed; and
a heating unit having a heating resistor surrounded by an insulating layer and disposed between the sensing electrode and the reference electrode,
wherein the heating unit is disposed so that the heating resistor is located at a position ranging from 40 to 60% of a total height from an upper surface of the first electrolyte layer to a lower surface of the second electrolyte layer.

US Pat. No. 10,393,683

CONICAL COLLIMATOR FOR X-RAY MEASUREMENTS

MALVERN PANALYTICAL B.V.,...

1. A method of manufacture of a conical collimator for an X-ray fluorescence apparatus, the method comprising:using a direct metal laser sintering process to form a conical collimator of refractive metal, the conical collimator including a plurality of truncated cones arranged concentrically around a central axis, the truncated cones having a common apex defining a central measurement spot on the sample, for collimating X-rays; and
carrying out a further etch process to etch the refractive metal and etch away small particles of the refractive metal.

US Pat. No. 10,393,670

CONTAINER INSPECTION SYSTEM

Applied Vision Corporatio...

1. A container inspection system comprising:a light source that is configured to emit light;
a light director element that is configured to receive the light emitted from the light source and to concurrently illuminate an entirety of an exterior surface of a sidewall of a container that is being transported on a conveyor, the light director element illuminates the entirety of the exterior surface with a tapering, conical field of illumination that is incident upon the exterior surface at acute angles, wherein the container, when the exterior surface is illuminated, is positioned between the light director element and the conveyor;
a camera that is configured to generate an image of a portion of the exterior surface of the sidewall of the container when the entirety of the exterior surface of the sidewall is concurrently illuminated by the tapering, conical field of illumination; and
a computing system in communication with the camera, the computing system is configured to receive the image generated by the camera and output an indication as to whether or not the container is defective based upon the image.

US Pat. No. 10,393,663

SURFACE-ENHANCED RAMAN SCATTERING ELEMENT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.,...

6. A surface-enhanced Raman scattering element, comprising:a substrate;
a fine structure portion formed on a surface of the substrate and having a plurality of depressions; and
a conductor layer formed on the fine structure portion and constituting an optical functional portion that causes surface-enhanced Raman scattering,
wherein a recessed region is provided in an inner surface of each of the plurality of depressions,
a plurality of gaps are formed in the conductor layer by forming the conductor layer on the inner surface of each of the plurality of depressions in a state in which at least a portion of an inner surface of the recessed region is exposed such that the conductor layer is not formed on the portion, and
wherein when viewed from a cross-section of one of the plurality of depressions being parallel in a depth direction thereof or perpendicular in the depth direction thereof, the recessed region is formed such that a straight line along at least a portion of the inner surface of the recessed region passes through two points on the one of the plurality of depressions in an opening side thereof with respect to a bottom surface thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,393,655

APPARATUS FOR RETRO-REFLECTION MEASUREMENT USING A HOLED MIRROR AND CIRCULAR APERTURE FOR ANNULAR BAND DETECTION

EVERFINE PHOTO-E-INFORMAT...

1. An apparatus for retro-reflection measurement, comprising:a light source,
one or more sets of sampling devices for annular measurement, and
one or more measurement devices corresponding to the sampling devices;
wherein one set of the sampling devices consists of a holed mirror and an circular aperture; the illumination light path is the light from said light source going to a test sample at a certain entrance angle, and the observation light path is retro-reflected light from the test sample passing through the holed mirror and the circular aperture to form an annular band which meets an observation angle condition and is then received by a corresponding measurement device optically downstream of one of the sets of sampling devices, the observation angle condition defined by an optical path that allows the retro-reflected light to transmit through the holed mirror and through the circular aperture to be received by the corresponding optically downstream measurement device.

US Pat. No. 10,393,652

PORTABLE OPTICAL APPARATUS FOR DIFFUSE REFLECTANCE SPECTROSCOPY

TUBITAK, Ankara (TR)

1. An optical apparatus for obtaining a reflectance spectrum; comprising:a first means for generating a light,
a second means for transferring and receiving the light on a substrate,
a third means for collecting a diffusely reflected light, and
a fourth means for separating the diffusely reflected light from a specular reflected light to obtain information about a concentration of a chromophore in the substrate;
wherein the second means is an optic probe made of Poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) material, the second means comprises an inner rod and an outer rod, the inner rod is nested within the outer rod for collection and for illumination, the inner rod and the outer rod are coaxial, the inner rod is longer than the outer rod, the inner rod is isolated from the outer rod with a semi mirrored isolator, the reflected light is reflected from deep within the substrate by the inner rod.

US Pat. No. 10,393,649

THZ BOLOMETER DETECTOR

HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.,...

1. A THz bolometer detector comprising:a directional antenna that receives a THz wave, and radiates the received THz wave;
a reception antenna that is provided so as to face the directional antenna;
a bolometer that detects heat generation due to a current flowing in the reception antenna,
a lid member that includes a recess portion; and
a support substrate that is covered with the lid member, and defines an enclosed space in cooperation with the lid member,
wherein the directional antenna overlaps the reception antenna in plan view,
wherein a longitudinal length of the directional antenna is less than a longitudinal length of the reception antenna,
wherein the directional antenna is fixed to a bottom surface of the recess portion, and
wherein the directional antenna, the reception antenna, and the bolometer are provided within the enclosed space.

US Pat. No. 10,393,648

CAVITY ENHANCEMENT METHODS, SYSTEMS AND DEVICES, AND METHODS OF MEASURING SAME

BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNI...

1. A measurement cell for absorbance measurements of a medium positioned in a cavity of the cell comprising:an entrance mirror having an input aperture;
an exit mirror opposed to the entrance mirror;
a sidewall extending between said entrance mirror and said exit mirror, said sidewall having a reflective surface;
a divergent light source configured to input a beam of non-coherent, divergent light into the cavity of the cell through the input aperture; and
a detector positioned outside of the cell adjacent to the exit mirror configured to convert light detected exiting the cell through the exit mirror into an electrical signal for further analysis by a processor after reflection from the entrance mirror, the exit mirror and the sidewall.

US Pat. No. 10,393,641

METHODS OF DETERMINING CEMENTATION EXPONENT AND SATURATION EXPONENT IN POROUS MEDIA FROM DIELECTRIC DISPERSION DATA

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

11. A method for determining values of at least one parameter of a formation to generate an improved virgin zone water saturation, the method comprising:performing a dielectric measurement of the formation to obtain dielectric data using a dielectric tool included within a wellbore logging tool;
performing a nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) measurement of the formation to obtain NMR data using an NMR tool included within the wellbore logging tool;
performing a measurement of the formation to obtain formation data using a neutron porosity tool included within the wellbore logging tool;
determining formation porosity ?, formation water saturation Sw, and apparent cementation exponent mn for a plurality of locations in the formation having similar petrophysical properties;
determining an estimation of at least one of a pore cementation exponent m and a saturation exponent n from the formation porosity ?, the formation water saturation Sw, and the apparent cementation exponent mn for the plurality of locations according to: mn (i)=(m?n)a(i)+n, where mn(i) is the estimated mn at depth i which is one of the plurality of locations, and

calculating an estimated virgin zone water saturation based upon, at least in part, the estimation of the at least one of the pore cementation exponent m and the saturation exponent n.

US Pat. No. 10,393,623

ABNORMALITY DIAGNOSIS DEVICE, BEARING, ROTATION DEVICE, INDUSTRIAL MACHINE AND VEHICLE

NSK LTD., Tokyo (JP)

1. An abnormality diagnosis device comprising:a vibration detecting unit detecting vibration generated in a rotation device configured by including a bearing that supports a rotation shaft;
a rotation speed detecting unit detecting rotation speed of the rotation shaft;
a vibration measuring unit measuring vibration generated in the rotation device while the rotation shaft is rotating at previously set setting rotation speed, based on a detection result of the rotation speed detecting unit and a detection result of the vibration detecting unit;
an initial frequency component extraction unit extracting a feature frequency component regarding abnormality of each abnormality diagnosis target of the rotation device, from an initial vibration value, which is a value of the vibration measured by the vibration measuring unit at previously set initial measurement timing while the rotation device is operating;
an actual measurement frequency component extraction unit extracting the feature frequency component from an actual measurement vibration value, which is a value of the vibration measured by the vibration measuring unit at actual measurement timing that is the previously set initial measurement timing or later while the rotation device is operating;
a differential value calculating unit calculating a differential value between an initial frequency component, which is the feature frequency component extracted from the initial vibration value, and an actual measurement frequency component, which is the feature frequency component extracted from the actual measurement vibration value; and
an abnormality diagnosis unit comparing the differential value calculated by the differential value calculating unit and a previously set diagnosis threshold, and diagnosing abnormality of each of the abnormality diagnosis targets based on a result of the comparison,
wherein
after the initial frequency component extraction unit extracts the initial frequency component, the vibration measuring unit measures the actual measurement vibration value every time rotation speed of the rotation shaft becomes the setting rotation speed, the actual measurement frequency component extracting unit extracts the actual measurement frequency component from the measured actual measurement vibration value, the differential value calculating unit calculates a differential value between the initial frequency component and the extracted actual measurement frequency component, and the abnormality diagnosis unit compares the calculated differential value and the diagnosis threshold and diagnoses abnormality of each of the abnormality diagnosis targets based on a result of the comparison.

US Pat. No. 10,393,620

METHOD OF CONFIGURING AN OPTICAL CABLE AND APPARATUS FOR SAME

Iruvis Ltd., Abingdon, O...

1. A method of configuring an optical cable comprising a plurality of optical fibers, the method comprising steps of:cleaving with a laser beam a first end an optical fiber of the plurality of optical fibers at a first end of the optical cable, the laser beam having an intensity distribution adapted and arranged to cause a burst of light to be generated during cleaving of the optical fiber and the laser beam is adapted and arranged to cause at least some of the burst of light to be received into the first end of the optical fiber, for propagation within the optical fiber;
detecting light output from a second end of the optical cable, distal from the first end;
determining which one of the plurality of optical fibers at the second end of the optical cable the light was output from; and
identifying the optical fiber at the second end of the optical cable from which the light was output as corresponding to the optical fiber that was cleaved with the laser beam at the first end of the optical cable.

US Pat. No. 10,393,616

HYDROSTATIC AND VIBRATION TEST METHOD FOR A BLOWOUT PREVENTER

HilFlo, LLC, Conroe, TX ...

1. A method of testing for leaks in a portion of a blowout preventer device for an oil/gas well comprising:a. pressurizing a portion of a blowout preventer system to a first pressure level,
b. maintaining the blowout preventer system at the first pressure level by adding or subtracting test fluid into the blowout preventer system,
c. measuring the amplitude of vibrations emitted by a test fluid passing from a high pressure location to a low pressure location within the blowout preventer system,
d. raising the pressure within the blowout preventer system to a second higher pressure level,
e. maintaining the pressure level by adding or removing test fluid from the blowout preventer system,
f. measuring the amplitude of vibrations emitted by the test fluid passing from the same high pressure level location to a low pressure location within the blowout preventer system, and
g. determining a leak rate by comparing the amplitude of vibration at the first and second level.

US Pat. No. 10,393,602

TENSION MEASURING DEVICE

1. A tension measuring device, comprising:a probe configured to exert a force upon a test object at a particular location;
a sensor that detects the force that the probe exerts upon the test object; and
a switch that signals the sensor indicating the test object has been displaced a particular distance, such that the sensor measures the force at a time when the test object has been displaced the particular distance and wherein a switch trigger contact is biased to be coupled to the probe until the test object has been displaced the particular distance.

US Pat. No. 10,393,592

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MEASURING SURFACE TEMPERATURE

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A system for measuring a surface temperature, the system comprising:a printed circuit board;
an insulator block;
a conductive probe having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface, the conductive probe coupled to the insulator block;
a plurality of temperature sensors coupled to the insulator block and translatable in a first direction within the insulator block, wherein translation of the plurality of temperature sensors in the first direction causes each of the plurality of temperature sensors to contact the first surface of the conductive probe; and
a plurality of compressive contact pins, each of the plurality of compressive contact pins electrically coupling a corresponding temperature sensor to the printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,393,590

HOME MONITORING AND CONTROL SYSTEM

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A home monitoring and control system, comprising:a doorbell installed at a door of a home including:
a button configured to, upon being touched, depressed or activated, wirelessly initiate a first communication to cause an audio speaker of an electronic device to sound an audible notification and/or a message to be sent to a monitoring device associated with an occupant of the home to indicate presence of a person at the door;
a camera configured to capture video data within a field of view; and
a processor and a communication component, wherein the processor is configured to cause the communication component to wirelessly stream via a remote server the video data captured by the camera to the monitoring device; and
an application executable by the monitoring device, the application being configured to, when executed by the monitoring device, receive from the doorbell via the remote server at least a portion of the video data captured by the camera of the doorbell, and display the received video data captured by the camera of the doorbell;
wherein the audio speaker is distinct from the doorbell, and is configured to communicate wirelessly with the doorbell to sound the audible notification in response to the first communication from the doorbell;
wherein the remote server is located remotely from the doorbell, the monitoring device and the audio speaker, and the remote server is configured to:
receive from the doorbell via the communication component the video data captured by the camera and streamed to the remote server;
receive the message indicating the presence of the person at the door;
store the received video data; and
relay the received video data and the message to the monitoring device;
wherein the audio speaker of the electronic device has a do-not-disturb setting defining one or more pre-determined conditions, and in accordance with the do-no-disturb setting, the audio speaker of the electronic device is configured to remain silent under the one or more pre-determined conditions.

US Pat. No. 10,393,577

LIGHT SENSOR SYSTEM FOR CORRECTING OR EQUALIZING COLOR SIGNALS BY REMOVING INFRARED COMPONET FROM COLOR SIGNALS AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING LIGHT SENSOR SIGNALS

ams AG, Unterpremstaette...

1. A light sensor system, comprising:light sensors to sense red light, green light, and blue light in order to generate a red channel signal R from the sensed red light, a green channel signal G from the sensed green light, and a blue channel signal B from the sensed blue light;
a clear channel signal sensor to sense full spectrum light in order to generate a clear channel signal C that includes or corresponds to the sensed full spectrum light; and
a processing circuit, which is configured to perform the following steps during operation of the light sensor system:
calculate an infrared component IR according to the formula
IR=C1·R+C2·G+C3·B?C4·C,
where C1, C2, C3 and C4 are positive weighting factors;
generate a corrected red signal R?, a corrected green signal G? and a corrected blue signal B? according to the formulas:
R?=R?IR,
G?=G?IR,
B?=B?IR; and
generate an equalized green signal G? according to the formula:

where E is a 1×3 coefficient matrix,
wherein the light sensor system is configured to output the equalized green signal G? as an output signal, and
wherein light sensors to sense the red, green and blue light and the clear channel signal sensor are connected in parallel to the processing circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,393,573

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPTICAL SENSING

Silixa Ltd., Elstree (GB...

1. A fibre optic distributed acoustic sensing system, comprising:an optical sensing fibre arranged in use to receive a pulsed optical signal, the optical sensing fibre being configured to constrain the pulsed optical signal such that the pulsed optical signal propagates along the length of the optical sensing fibre in a first direction, the pulsed optical signal being backscattered and/or reflected along the length of the optical sensing fibre, the backscattered and/or reflected light being constrained by the optical fibre such that the backscattered and/or reflected light propagates therealong in a second direction opposite the first direction, wherein acoustic perturbations incident along the length of the optical sensing fibre cause the optical sensing fibre to expand and contract such that the backscattered and/or reflected light is modulated;
a means for receiving backscattered and/or reflected light from along the length of the optical sensing fibre; and
a means for processing the received backscattered and/or reflected light to measure the relative phase, frequency and amplitude of the received backscattered and/or reflected light from along the length of the optical sensing fibre to detect the acoustic perturbations, wherein the relative phase, frequency and amplitude measurements taken from along the length of the optical sensing fibre are synchronised to enhance signal sensitivity, and wherein the processor is configured to measure the backscattered and/or reflected light received from each contiguous section of optical sensing fibre along the length of optical sensing fibre based on the time taken for the pulsed optical signal to propagate along the length of the optical fibre in the first direction, and the time taken for the backscattered and/or reflected light to propagate back in the second direction, to thereby map the received backscattered and/or reflected light to a respective section of optical fibre.

US Pat. No. 10,393,545

SENSOR UNIT, SENSING AND ANALYSIS DEVICE WITH SUCH A SENSOR UNIT AND MOTOR VEHICLE OR TRAILER THEREWITH AND METHOD FOR PROTECTING AN ANALYZER

WABCO GmbH, Hannover (DE...

1. A sensing and analysis device for a motor vehicle or trailer, wherein the sensing and analysis device comprises:a sensor unit including:
a sensor measuring arrangement for sensing at least one physical variable,
a sensor housing partly or fully enclosing the sensor measuring arrangement, and
at least two connecting lines,
an analyzer, wherein the sensor measuring arrangement of the sensor unit is connectable via the at least two connecting lines to the analyzer,
wherein the sensor unit with the sensor housing are electrically connectable to a conductive part of the motor vehicle or trailer,
wherein the sensor unit comprises a predetermined discharge path between the sensor housing and one of the at least two connecting lines or between the sensor housing and the sensor measuring arrangement for discharging electrostatic charge from the conductive part of the motor vehicle, and
wherein the analyzer includes an analysis circuit coupled to the at least two connecting lines, the analyzer further including a ground connecting line that is coupled to one of the at least two connecting lines through a resistive element within the analyzer, the ground connecting line extending externally from the analyzer and coupled to a grounded portion of the motor vehicle or trailer for discharging electrostatic charge from both of the sensor measuring arrangement and the analyzer.

US Pat. No. 10,393,529

MARINE AUTO-RANGE REMAINING OVERLAY

NAVICO HOLDING AS, Egers...

1. A marine electronics device comprising:a position sensor configured to:
determine a current geographic location of a watercraft associated with the marine electronics device, and
output a location signal indicative of the current geographic location;
a display;
a processor; and
a memory including computer program code configured to, when executed by the processor, cause the marine electronics device to:
receive the location signal indicating the current geographic location of the watercraft;
receive a remaining fuel signal from a fuel quantity detector indicating an amount of fuel remaining for operating a motor of the watercraft;
generate a plurality of possible destinations on a body of water based on the current geographic location, the amount of fuel remaining, and cartographic data;
generate an overlay for a map, wherein the overlay comprises a continuous area on the map showing the plurality of possible destinations on the body of water at respective geographic locations, wherein the continuous area on the map corresponds to the plurality of possible destinations that are reachable for the watercraft from the current geographic location based on the amount of fuel remaining of the watercraft; and
render the overlay on the map to visually communicate the plurality of possible destinations to a user to indicate travel options for the watercraft from the current geographic location that are within a remaining fuel range of the watercraft.

US Pat. No. 10,393,513

LASER SCANNER AND METHOD FOR SURVEYING AN OBJECT

1. A laser scanner for a complete indoor or outdoor 3D survey of objects from a basic position and from at least one further position into which the laser scanner is taken, comprising:an emitter that emits a laser beam;
a mechanical beam deflecting system that deflects the laser beam such that 3D object survey is possible;
a navigation device that determines a scanner position with respect to a basic position of the laser scanner without using GNSS or GPS signals; and
a first evaluation unit that evaluates a survey beam reflected by an object, the first evaluation unit recording the scans taken at the basic position and at the at least one further position in a superordinate coordinate system in a field book and correcting the scanner position detected by the navigation device, and updating and calibrating the navigation device, based on an automatic recording.

US Pat. No. 10,393,502

REAL TIME FPGA RESAMPLING FOR SWEPT SOURCE OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY

AXSUN TECHNOLOGIES, INC.,...

1. A system for resampling an optical coherence tomography signal, the system comprising:a frequency scanning light source for generating a swept optical signal;
a k-clock module that generates a reference signal in response to frequency sweeping of the swept optical signal;
an interferometer that generates interference signals from the swept optical signal;
a data acquisition module (DAQ) configured to sample the reference signal at a constant rate and resample the interference signals based on the reference signal at uniform optical frequency intervals; and
a field programmable gate array (FPGA) of the DAQ configured to multiply the optical frequency intervals to resample the interference signals using bandlimited interpolation.

US Pat. No. 10,393,480

TARGET ACQUISITION IMPROVEMENTS USING PATTERNED DICHROIC COATINGS

Meopta U.S.A., Inc., Tri...

1. An improved reticle element for riflescopes and other target spotting devices comprising:a reticle element including a patterned dichroic;
wherein said reticle element is a bullet drop compensation reticle element having two or more individual bullet drop compensation markings;
wherein the said patterned dichroic is on a wafer and each individual bullet drop compensation marking of said reticle element and/or each reticle element is a different color; and,
wherein said patterned dichroic includes varying shades and combinations to improve target visibility in variable lighting conditions.

US Pat. No. 10,393,478

FIREARM HOLSTER OF BALLISTIC MATERIAL

1. A molded firearm holster, comprising:a first half shell including a first sidewall, a second sidewall, and a third sidewall, wherein the second sidewall is disposed between the first sidewall and the third sidewall;
a second half shell including a fourth sidewall, a fifth sidewall, and a sixth sidewall, wherein the fifth sidewall is disposed between the fourth sidewall and the sixth sidewall;
wherein the first half shell is nested in the second half shell to form a cavity therebetween for enclosing at least a barrel and trigger area of a firearm, said cavity further comprising an opening for receiving the firearm and otherwise having no other gaps or openings, and wherein the first sidewall overlaps the fourth sidewall and is disposed intermediate the fourth sidewall and the cavity, and the third sidewall overlaps the sixth sidewall and is disposed intermediate the sixth sidewall and the cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,393,459

MODULAR RECEIVER SYSTEM FOR FIREARMS AND AN ADJUSTABLE AND TOOL-LESS REMOVABLE TRIGGER ASSEMBLY

1. A firearm comprising:a frame defining a trigger assembly receptacle between opposed sidewalls;
a trigger assembly within a housing module, the housing module configured to be received in the trigger assembly receptacle, the housing module including pivot pins;
the housing module defining pin apertures adapted to receive the pivot pins; wherein
the opposed sidewalls do not define corresponding pin apertures and do not receive the pivot pins;
the trigger assembly having a pivoting safety selector;
the housing module comprising an aperture to receive a spring loaded detent assembly adapted to engage the safety selector in a stable rotational position;
wherein the trigger assembly utilizes the safety selector and spring loaded detent assembly to secure the trigger assembly into the frame to enable tool-less assembly and disassembly of the trigger assembly and housing module from the frame;
wherein the opposed sidewalls define a safety selector aperture adapted to receive the safety selector; and
proud and recessed surfaces on the trigger assembly receptacle such that the trigger assembly receptacle can only receive a housing module having corresponding proud and recessed surfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,393,445

EVAPORATOR

KEIHIN THERMAL TECHNOLOGY...

1. An evaporator comprising:a first upper header;
a first lower header disposed below the first upper header to be parallel to the first upper header;
a plurality of first heat exchange tubes which are disposed between the first upper header and the first lower header and whose upper and lower end portions are connected to the first upper header and the first lower header, respectively;
a first descending flow tube group which is composed of a plurality of the first heat exchange tubes and in which refrigerant flows from an upper side toward a lower side thereof;
a first ascending flow tube group which is composed of a plurality of the first heat exchange tubes, in which the refrigerant flows from a lower side toward an upper side thereof, and which is provided adjacent to the first descending flow tube group;
a first compartment which is provided in the first upper header and with which an upper end portion of the first descending flow tube group communicates;
a second compartment which is provided in the first upper header to be located adjacent to the first compartment, with which an upper end portion of the first ascending flow tube group communicates, and from which the refrigerant flows out toward the first compartment;
a second upper header disposed to be parallel to the first upper header;
a second lower header disposed below the second upper header to be parallel to the second upper header and the first lower header;
a plurality of second heat exchange tubes which are disposed between the second upper header and the second lower header and whose upper and lower end portions are connected to the second upper header and the second lower header, respectively;
a second descending flow tube group which is composed of a plurality of the second heat exchange tubes, in which the refrigerant flows from an upper side toward a lower side thereof, and which is provided next to the first descending flow tube group in an air-passage direction;
a third compartment which is provided in the second upper header and with which an upper end portion of the second descending flow tube group communicates; and
a first flow distribution control section which is provided between the first compartment and the third compartment and which has a first refrigerant passage section for establishing communication between the first compartment and the third compartment,
wherein a first portion of the first refrigerant passage section located on a side toward the second compartment has an area greater than that of a second portion of the first refrigerant passage section located on a side opposite the second compartment,
wherein first tube ends of the first heat exchange tubes of the first descending flow tube group project into the first compartment to an extent that the first tube ends at least partially overlap the first refrigerant passage section when viewed in a direction orthogonal to a plane containing the first upper header and the first lower header, and
wherein second tube ends of the second heat exchange tubes of the second descending flow tube group project into the third compartment to an extent that the second tube ends at least partially overlap the first refrigerant passage section when viewed in a direction orthogonal to a plane containing the second upper header and the second lower header.

US Pat. No. 10,393,440

MOLTEN METAL TEMPERATURE CONTROL METHOD

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A molten metal temperature control method comprising:(1) with respect to relations among (a) a spheroidization distance traveled by a molten metal of an alloy discharged from a nozzle of a crucible, with a predetermined nozzle diameter, from a nozzle tip to a position where the molten metal turns into droplets, (b) a temperature of the molten metal inside the crucible, and (c) a pressure acting on the molten metal inside the crucible,
obtaining in advance a relation between the temperature of the molten metal inside the crucible and the spheroidization distance at a predetermined pressure that is the pressure acting on the molten metal inside the crucible, and
setting a predetermined temperature range of the temperature of the molten metal inside the crucible;
(2) measuring the spheroidization distance when discharging the molten metal from the crucible at the predetermined pressure, and
specifying a temperature corresponding to the measured spheroidization distance; and
(3) comparing the specified temperature and the predetermined temperature range, and
controlling the specified temperature so as to be within the predetermined temperature range by adjusting the temperature of the molten metal inside the crucible.

US Pat. No. 10,393,419

AIR-CONDITIONING APPARATUS

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. An air-conditioning apparatus, includinga compressor, a refrigerant flow switching valve, a heat source side heat exchanger, a first expansion valve, and an intermediate heat exchanger, where the compressor, the refrigerant flow switching valve, the heat source side heat exchanger, the first expansion valve, and the intermediate heat exchanger are connected via refrigerant pipes, that constitutes a refrigerant circuit, and
a heat medium circuit, constituted by a pump, the intermediate heat exchanger, and a use side heat exchanger, where the pump, the intermediate heat exchanger, and the use side heat exchanger are connected via pipes, the air-conditioning apparatus comprising:
a second expansion valve provided between an upstream side of the heat source side heat exchanger and a downstream side of the first expansion valve during a heating operation;
an accumulator configured to accumulate excess refrigerant provided on an upstream side of the compressor;
a suction injection pipe, having one end connected on an upstream side of the second expansion valve during the heating operation, and another end connected to a flow channel between a suction side of the compressor and the accumulator;
a third expansion valve provided to the suction injection pipe;
a discharge refrigerant temperature detector configured to detect a discharge refrigerant temperature of the compressor;
a suction pressure detector configured to detect a pressure (Ps) of the refrigerant suctioned into the compressor;
a medium pressure detector configured to detect a refrigerant pressure or a refrigerant saturation temperature at a position between an upstream side of the second expansion valve and the downstream side of the first expansion valve or the intermediate heat exchanger during the heating operation; and
a controller configured to control an opening degree of the second expansion valve based on a detection result (PM) of the medium pressure detector, and to control an opening degree of the third expansion valve based on a detection result of the discharge refrigerant temperature detector, the detection result (PM) of the medium pressure detector and a detection result (Ps) of the suction pressure detector;
wherein,
a refrigerant having a higher discharge refrigerant temperature than R410A is circulated as refrigerant inside the refrigerant pipes,
the controller computes a quality of the refrigerant suctioned into the compressor based on the opening degree of the second expansion valve, the opening degree of the third expansion valve, the detection result (PM) of the medium pressure detector, and the detection result (Ps) of the suction pressure detector,
in a case where the third expansion valve is controlled at a first opening degree that is based on the detection result of the discharge refrigerant temperature detector, when the quality becomes less than a predetermined value, the controller decreases the opening degree of the third expansion valve to a second opening degree that is smaller than the first opening degree such that refrigerant having the quality equal to or greater than 0.9 and less than or equal to 0.99 is suctioned into the compressor, and
the controller is configured to
obtain, by using a table expressing a refrigerant pressure to enthalpy relationships, an enthalpy H1 that corresponds to the detection result (Ps) and an enthalpy H2 that corresponds to the detection result (Ps), and
calculate the quality Xs according to the following formulas,
G1?LEVa?PM?Ps,
G2?LEVb?PM?Ps,
G1×H1+G2×H2=(G1+G2)×H3,Xs=(H3?H2)/(H1?H2)
where LEVa is the opening degree of the second expansion valve,
LEVb is the opening degree of the third expansion valve,
G1 is a refrigerant flow rate flowing out from the accumulator,
H1 is an enthalpy of refrigerant flowing out from the accumulator,
G2 is a refrigerant flow rate passing through the third expansion valve,
H2 is an enthalpy of refrigerant passing through the third expansion valve,
G3 is a refrigerant flow rate suctioned into the compressor,
H3 is an enthalpy of refrigerant suctioned into the compressor,
PM is the detection result of the medium pressure detector,
Ps is the detection result of the suction pressure detector, and
Xs is the quality.

US Pat. No. 10,393,417

HEAT PUMP UNIT CONTROL SYSTEM WITH ENHANCED VAPOR INJECTION CAPABILITIES FOR UPSTREAM AND DOWNSTREAM LIQUID EXTRACTION

Gree Electric Appliances,...

1. A heat pump unit control system, comprising a heat exchanger, a compressor, a first switching element, a second switching element, an enhanced vapor injection electronic expansion valve, and a main circuit electronic expansion valve; wherein:a first end of the compressor is connected to a first port of the heat exchanger successively by the first switching element and the enhanced vapor injection electronic expansion valve;
a second port of the heat exchanger is connected to an injection end of the compressor;
an end of the first switching element in fluid communication with the compressor and a third port of the heat exchanger;
a fourth port of the heat exchanger is connected to a second end of the compressor by the main circuit electronic expansion valve; and
an end of the first switching element connected to the enhanced vapor injection electronic expansion valve is connected to the fourth port of the heat exchanger by the second switching element.

US Pat. No. 10,393,408

AIR CONDITIONER

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. An air conditioner, comprising:a refrigeration circuit, wherein the refrigeration circuit includes a compressor that discharges a refrigerant, an outdoor heat exchanger, a decompression valve, and an indoor heat exchanger; and
a top-flow type outdoor unit, wherein the outdoor heat exchanger is provided in the top-flow type outdoor unit, and wherein the outdoor heat exchanger comprises:
a first heat exchange section having a first liquid-side header pipe, a first gas-side header pipe, and first heat exchange pipes;
a second heat exchange section having a second liquid-side header pipe, a second gas-side header pipe, and second heat exchange pipes, wherein the first heat exchange section and the second heat exchange section are connected in parallel to one another;
a branch section that distributes the refrigerant to the first liquid-side header pipe and the second liquid-side header pipe, and
a flow control section that controls a flow rate of the refrigerant being connected between the first liquid-side header pipe and the branch section, wherein:
the first heat exchange pipes include an upstream group of heat exchange pipes and a downstream group of heat exchange pipes;
the first heat exchange section includes an inter-row connection section that connects the upstream group of heat exchange pipes to the downstream group of heat exchange pipes in parallel,
the downstream group of heat exchange pipes is separate from and downstream of the upstream group of heat exchange pipes,
the inter-row connection section includes a plurality of connection portions, which are partitioned from one another by partition walls,
each of the connection portions connects a heat exchange pipe of the upstream group of heat exchange pipes to a corresponding heat exchange pipe of the downstream group of heat exchange pipes,
refrigerant flows into the first liquid-side header pipe and flows successively through the upstream group of heat exchange pipes, the plurality of connection portions of the inter-row connection section, the downstream group of heat exchange pipes, and the first gas-side header pipe, and
the refrigerant flowing through the upstream group of heat exchange pipes flows in an opposite direction to the refrigerant flowing through the downstream group of heat exchange pipes.

US Pat. No. 10,393,407

HEAT TRANSFER AND THERMAL STORAGE APPARATUS

Orenko Limited, Cambridg...

1. A thermal energy storage system comprising:a heating surface arranged to support microparticles to be heated;
at least one optical-fiber arranged to transport light to illuminate the heating surface; and
means for causing relative movement between the at least one optical-fiber and the at least one heating surface to enable the microparticles to be heated by the transported light as the at least one optical-fiber scans the microparticles wherein the heating surface is provided in a thermal receiver which is configured to hold the microparticles.

US Pat. No. 10,393,397

DYNAMIC CLIMATE CONTROL ADJUSTMENT SYSTEM

International Business Ma...

1. A method for controlling a climate, the method comprising:detecting that a first wearable device has connected to a network, wherein the first wearable device is an accessory or an article of clothing incorporating a computer and wherein the first wearable device includes wearable sensors and user preferences, wherein the user preferences comprise age of a user, a user preferred temperature, and a user preferred humidity, and wherein the wearable sensors comprise a sensor to determine a location of the user, a sensor to determine a surrounding climate, and a sensor to determine metabolic data of the user;
receiving the user preferences from the first wearable device;
identifying a set point corresponding to a climate parameter, wherein the climate parameter determined from the user preferences;
receiving climate information corresponding to the climate parameter from one or more sensors;
determining whether the climate information is within a threshold percentage of the set point; and
based on determining that the climate information is not within the threshold percentage of the set point, adjusting the set point.

US Pat. No. 10,393,389

TOP PLATE FOR COOKING DEVICE

NIPPON ELECTRIC GLASS CO....

1. A top plate for a cooking device, the top plate comprising:a glass sheet;
a light-shielding film formed on one surface of the glass sheet through sputtering;
a touch panel provided on the glass sheet;
a touch sensor arranged at a side opposite to the touch panel, the light-shielding film being located between the touch sensor and the touch panel; and
a light-emitting device configured to emit light to be transmitted through the touch sensor and the light-shielding film to illuminate the touch panel,
wherein the light-shielding film contains an oxide, a nitride, or an oxynitride of a transition metal of Group 6 to Group 11 on a periodic table, and
wherein the touch sensor and the light-emitting device overlap in plan view of the glass sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,393,380

COMBUSTOR CASSETTE LINER MOUNTING ASSEMBLY

Rolls-Royce North America...

11. A gas turbine engine disposed about a longitudinal axis, comprising:a combustor to receive compressed air from a compressor, the combustor including a casing, an upstream dome coupled to each of an inner wall and an outer wall spaced from the casing, the outer wall comprising a plurality of combustor cassettes coupled to one another in an annular arrangement to define an upstream end and a downstream end of the outer wall;
a turbine disposed downstream of the combustor to receive combustion products from the combustor through a turbine nozzle, the turbine nozzle defined by an inner nozzle shroud and an outer nozzle shroud, the outer nozzle shroud having a nozzle upstream end; and
a ring mount and a mount stake, the ring mount coupled to both of the downstream end of the outer wall and the nozzle upstream end of the outer nozzle shroud, the mount stake coupled between the ring mount and the casing, wherein the downstream end of the outer wall includes a slot configured to receive an axial lip formed along the nozzle upstream end of the outer nozzle shroud and an axial flange of the ring mount extending upstream from the ring mount.

US Pat. No. 10,393,371

GAS BURNER

Whirlpool Corporation, B...

11. A burner unit, comprising:a central body having a flame crown disposed thereon;
an outer body disposed around the central body, the outer body having inner and outer flame crowns disposed on opposite sides thereof;
first and second lobes extending outwardly from the outer body, wherein the first and second lobes each include a flame crown disposed thereon;
a first valve fluidly coupled to the flame crown of the central body portion by a first supply line, wherein the first valve is selectively operable between open and closed positions;
a second valve fluidly coupled to the inner flame crown of the outer body portion by a second supply line, wherein the second valve is selectively operable between open and closed positions;
a third valve fluidly coupled to the outer flame crown of the outer body portion by a third supply line, wherein the third valve is selectively operable between open and closed positions;
a fourth valve fluidly coupled to the flame crown of the first lobe and fluidly coupled to the flame crown of the second lobe, wherein the fourth valve is selectively operable between open and closed positions;
a first valve control assembly configured to independently control the first and second valves between the open and closed positions; and
a second valve control assembly configured to independently control the third and fourth valves between the open and closed positions.

US Pat. No. 10,393,349

OPTICAL ARRANGEMENT, OPTICAL SYSTEM AND A METHOD OF SHAPING AN OPTICAL BEAM

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. An optical arrangement, consisting of a first and a second optical element being mutually moveable along an axis for generating a variable light output beam:the first optical element for collimating light from a light source to generate collimated light;
the second optical element for receiving collimated light from the first optical element, wherein an array of convex lenses located on a first face of the second optical element is associated with an array of convex lenses located on a second face of the second optical element opposite the first face,
wherein for each lens located on the first face the collimated light passing through said lens is designed to pass through an associated, directly oppositely positioned lens of the array of lenses located on the second face, and
wherein each lens on the second face is designed to focus on the associated lens on the first face, and each lens on the first face is designed to focus on the associated lens on the second face, and,
wherein the arrays of lenses on the first and second faces have an increasing or decreasing lens diameter towards the edge of the second optical element, such that a spread of output angles of the light output from the second optical element increases or decreases with increasing distance from the center of the second optical element, and the spread of output angles at the output of the optical arrangement is dependent on the spacing between the light source and the first optical element or the spacing between the first and second optical elements.

US Pat. No. 10,393,334

DAYLIGHTING MEMBER, DAYLIGHTING DEVICE, AND INSTALLATION METHOD FOR DAYLIGHTING MEMBER

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A daylighting member, comprising:a first base having optical transparency;
a plurality of daylighting portions constituted by a plurality of polygonal prism structures that have optical transparency and are provided on a first surface of the first base, and
gaps provided between the plurality of daylighting portions, wherein
each of the polygonal prism structures is a polygon that has five or more vertexes in a sectional shape orthogonal to a longitudinal direction of the polygonal prism structure and has all interior angles less than 180°,
the polygon has a first side that is a side of the polygon corresponding to a surface in contact with the first base of the polygonal prism structure, and a plurality of vertexes including a first vertex and a second vertex that are vertexes corresponding to both ends of the first side, and a third vertex that is not positioned on the first side,
a length of a line perpendicular to the first side passing the third vertex is longer than lengths of lines perpendicular to the first side passing vertexes other than the third vertex among the plurality of vertexes,
a shape of the polygon is asymmetrical with the line perpendicular to the first side passing the third vertex as a center,
an angle a formed by a side opposite a fourth vertex with respect to the line perpendicular to the first side passing the third vertex, and the first surface of the base satisfies a range of a formula (1):

an angle c formed by a side between the third vertex and the fourth vertex and the first surface of the base satisfies a range of a formula (2):
[Math. 2]
c??nc  (2)
and an angle d formed by a side closer to the second vertex than the fourth vertex and the first surface of the base satisfies a range of a formula (3):

where among vertexes positioned on the same side as the second vertex with respect to the line perpendicular to the first side passing the third vertex, a vertex closest to the third vertex is the fourth vertex, n represents a refractive index of the first base and the polygonal prism structure, and ?nc represents a critical angle at an interface between a medium having a refractive index of n and a medium having a refractive index of 1.0, and
wherein a fifth vertex exists as a vertex closest to the first vertex among vertexes positioned on the same side as the first vertex with respect to the line perpendicular to the first side passing the third vertex.

US Pat. No. 10,393,330

LED LIGHTING SYSTEM INCORPORATING FOLDED LIGHT SHEETS

COOLEDGE LIGHTING INC., ...

1. An illumination device comprising:a flexible light sheet that is substantially planar in an unfolded configuration, the light sheet comprising (i) a flexible substrate having first and second opposed surfaces and (ii) a plurality of light-emitting elements disposed over the first surface of the substrate,
wherein:
the light sheet is folded along a back-to-back fold dividing a first portion of the light sheet from a second portion of the light sheet,
the first portion of the light sheet comprises a first group of one or more of the light-emitting elements disposed thereon,
the second portion of the light sheet comprises a second group of one or more of the light-emitting elements disposed thereon,
proximate the fold, (a) the first portion of the light sheet is disposed beneath the second portion of the light sheet, (b) the first group of one or more of the light-emitting elements faces and emits light in a first direction, and (c) the second group of one or more of the light-emitting elements faces and emits light in a second direction opposite the first direction, and
light is emitted by both the first and second groups of light-emitting elements.

US Pat. No. 10,393,242

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPLEMENTING ULTRA-HIGH STABILITY LONG-VERTICAL TRAVEL STAGE

UChicago Argonne, LLC, C...

1. An apparatus for implementing an ultra-high stability long-vertical travel stage comprising:a first wedge supporting a second wedge, each wedge formed of a selected stable material having predefined rigidity and low thermal expansion coefficient, and said first wedge and said second wedge have surfaces with predefined flatness;
integrated air bearings; said integrated air bearings designed for wedge-to-wedge contact when the travel stage is not in motion;
a drive and guiding assembly coupled to said first wedge;
said drive and guiding assembly including a linear guiding mechanism with a plurality of flexures; and
said drive driving said first wedge in a horizontal plane for providing vertical motion on the second wedge with the integrated air bearing lifted and said plurality of flexures allowing for movement in a travel range of between approximately 10 millimeters and 100 millimeters with ultra-high stability at a nano-meter (nm) level and with enhanced thermal stability and enhanced load capacity.

US Pat. No. 10,393,213

VIBRATION-DAMPING DEVICE

SUMITOMO RIKO COMPANY LIM...

1. A vibration-damping device comprising:a first attachment member;
a second attachment member;
a main rubber elastic body elastically connecting the first attachment member and the second attachment member to each other;
an inner bracket being fixed to the first attachment member, with a basal end of the inner bracket superposed on an outside end face of the first attachment member, the inner bracket extending out to a side relative to the first attachment member;
a bag-shaped stopper rubber mounted on the basal end of the inner bracket in a non-adhesive way so as to cover the basal end;
a through hole formed in the stopper rubber so that the first attachment member inserted through the through hole and the inner bracket are fixed to each other; and
an elastic contact part provided at a rim of the through hole in the stopper rubber, the elastic contact part being pressed against an outer peripheral face of the first attachment member from a distal end side of the inner bracket so that the stopper rubber is positioned relative to the inner bracket in an extension direction of the inner bracket,
wherein the stopper rubber is provided with a stress moderating part that protrudes to the distal end side of the inner bracket relative to the elastic contact part, while the stress moderating part extends slanting relative to a contact direction between the elastic contact part and the outer peripheral face of the first attachment member.

US Pat. No. 10,393,205

DOUBLE-LIFT RIGID GAS SPRING

1. A double-lift rigid gas spring, comprising: an outer cylinder tube provided with openings at two ends, one end of the outer cylinder tube being provided with a first plug having a first through hole and the other end of the outer cylinder tube being provided with a second plug having a second through hole;an inner cylinder tube located inside the outer cylinder tube and provided with openings at two ends, a floating separator piston being arranged between the inner cylinder tube and the outer cylinder tube;
a ventilated support fixed with one end of the inner cylinder tube, the ventilated support being matched with the outer cylinder tube;
a valve body, one end of the valve body being located in the outer cylinder tube and provided with a first sealing element and the other end of the valve body being inserted into the other end of the inner cylinder tube and provided with a second sealing element, and on the valve body being provided a first hole allowing a liquid medium to flow through and a second hole communicated with first hole, the first hole being arranged along the radial direction of the valve body and the second hole being arranged along the axial direction of the valve body;
a control component controlling the liquid medium to flow through the valve body, one end of the control component blocking the second hole under the pressure of the liquid medium, and the other end of the control component passing through the second plug to be exposed to air;
characterized in that the double-lift rigid gas spring further comprises: a hollow piston rod, one end of the hollow piston rod being fixed with a first separator piston, the first separator piston being matched in the inner cylinder tube, the first separator piston being provided with a through hole for communicating the hollow piston rod and the inner cylinder tube, and the other end of the hollow piston rod extending outside the outer cylinder tube after passing through the inner cylinder tube and the first plug in turn; and
a piston rod, one end of the piston rod being fixed with a second piston and located in the hollow piston rod and the other end of the piston rod being exposed to air after passing through the hollow piston rod.

US Pat. No. 10,393,200

ELECTRIC CALIPER BRAKE

MANDO CORPORATION, Pyeon...

1. An electric caliper brake which comprises a carrier provided with a pair of pad plates movably with respect to a disk, and a caliper housing slidably installed on the carrier and provided with a cylinder in which a piston is movably provided by braking oil pressure, comprising:a spindle member which is installed to penetrate a rear portion of the cylinder and rotates by receiving a rotational force from an actuator, and a power converting unit including a nut member which is screwed with the spindle member and is disposed in the piston, moves forward and backward in accordance with the rotation of the spindle member so as to press the piston;
a filling member coupled to the nut member in the piston;
an anti-rotation surface provided on at least one plane on an outer circumferential surface of the filling member so that the filling member is coupled to the piston in a limited rotation state;
a stopper projection provided on the spindle member facing the nut member;
a stepped portion provided on the nut member so as to be engaged with the stopper projection when the stopper projection is rotated; and
a backup protrusion provided on the filling member so as to be engaged with the stopper projection when the stopper projection is rotated,
wherein the stepped portion and the backup protrusion facing the stopper projection are disposed at different angles so as to be engaged with each other when the stopper projection is rotated, and
wherein the height of the backup protrusion protruding from the filling member is provided to be the same as the height of the stepped portion protruding from the nut member.

US Pat. No. 10,393,199

PRESSURE GENERATOR FOR A HYDRAULIC VEHICLE BRAKING SYSTEM

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A pressure generator for a hydraulic braking system, comprising:a helical gear, which has a rotatable, axially fixed component having a thread, and an axially movable, non-rotatable component having a counter-thread, the counter-thread of which engages the thread of the rotatable component, so that a rotary drive of the rotatable component moves the axially movable component in an axial direction, having a planetary gear for a rotary drive of the rotatable component of the helical gear; and
a piston-cylinder unit including a cylinder, and a piston which is movable in the cylinder, one of the piston or the cylinder being connected to the axially movable component of the helical gear, so that a rotary drive of the rotatable component of the helical gear moves the piston of the piston-cylinder unit in relation to the cylinder via the axially movable component of the helical gear, and that the rotatable component of the helical gear forms a planetary carrier of the planetary gear;
wherein the cylinder is in a hydraulic block of the hydraulic braking system.

US Pat. No. 10,393,186

CONSTANT VELOCITY JOINT

JTEKT CORPORATION, Osaka...

1. A constant velocity joint comprising:an outer joint member that is open on a first side thereof in an axial direction, and that has a raceway groove extending in the axial direction;
an inner joint member having a leg shaft extending in a radial direction thereof;
a roller that is able to roll on the raceway groove of the outer joint member; and
a needle bearing that supports an inner periphery of the roller such that the inner periphery of the roller is able to rotate with respect to the leg shaft of the inner joint member,
the leg shaft including:
a roll portion that supports the needle bearing such that the needle bearing is able to roll on the roll portion;
a contact portion that is located outward in the radial direction of the leg shaft with respect to the roll portion, which contact portion is able to contact an end face of the needle bearing in a direction of a central axis of the needle bearing, the end face facing the first side of the outer joint member; and
a recess portion formed between the roll portion and the contact portion, the recess portion being recessed from a space in which the needle bearing is disposed, and
the recess portion including a first concave portion recessed toward a base side of the leg shaft with respect to the contact portion.

US Pat. No. 10,393,165

METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN ADHESIVE SCREW CONNECTION USING A FLOW DRILL SCREW, AND FLOW DRILL SCREW USABLE THEREFOR

Bayerische Motoren Werke ...

1. A method for producing an adhesive screw connection between an upper component and a lower component, comprising the acts of:applying an adhesive to at least one of the upper component and the lower component;
inserting a flow drill screw through a hole in the upper component into contact with the lower component; and
screwing the flow drill screw into the lower component to form a flow-drilled hole;
wherein
an underside surface of a head of the flow drill screw is flat, and
in the act of screwing the flow drill screw into the lower component a screw shank of the flow drill screw passes through a flangeless protective ring located in the hole, the protective ring being configured such that after screwing in the flow drill screw no portion of the protective ring is above an outer surface of the upper component when the flow drill screw is in an installed position.

US Pat. No. 10,393,161

METHOD FOR FUEL TANK SPARK CONTAINMENT

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method for forming a seal over a hole in a first part joined to a second part of a structure, the method comprising:positioning a sleeve inside a first channel in a washer;
positioning the sleeve and the washer relative to the hole;
moving an elongate portion of a fastener into an expandable section of the sleeve to install the fastener and the sleeve in the hole, where the sleeve extends through the first part and into the second part and wherein moving the elongate portion of the fastener into the sleeve causes at least a portion of the expandable section of the sleeve to form a first interference fit with the washer; and
positioning a securing mechanism on the elongate portion of the fastener extending from the second part to hold the washer against a surface of the structures;
wherein positioning the sleeve inside the first channel in the washer and moving the elongate portion of the fastener into the expandable section of the sleeve occurs at the same time.

US Pat. No. 10,393,157

RELEASABLE CUSHION-TYPE SUPPORT ARRANGEMENT FOR AN ITEM SUCH AS A USER INTERFACE DEVICE

Ergonomic Ingenuity, LLC,...

1. A cushion-type support arrangement and user interface device, comprising:a user interface device having a front surface, a back surface, and a series of edges that define an outer periphery;
a cushion member defining an exterior and an interior comprising deformable cushion material;
a first connection member carried by the cushion member; and
a second connection member carried by the user interface device, wherein the first connection member on the cushion member is selectively and releasably engageable with the second connection member carried by the user interface device for releasably engaging the user interface device with the exterior of the cushion member;
wherein the cushion member and the first and second connection members are configured and dimensioned such that, when the user interface device is positioned on the cushion member by engagement of the second connection member with the first connection member, outer areas defined by the cushion member are located outwardly of the edges of the user interface device and are positioned about the outer edges of the user interface device, and wherein the deformable cushion material of the cushion member enables the cushion member to assume a first configuration when the user interface device is positioned in a first orientation in which the front surface of the user interface device faces upwardly, wherein a lower portion of the cushion member is supported on and conforms to an underlying support surface and underlies the back of the user interface device at a location thereabove so as to be positioned between the back of the user interface device and the underlying support surface, and further enables the cushion member to assume a second configuration different from the first configuration when the user interface device is positioned in a second orientation in which the user interface device is in an upright orientation so that the front surface of the user interface device can be viewed horizontally, wherein in the second configuration of the cushion member a lower portion of the cushion member is supported on and conforms to an underlying support surface and underlies a lower edge of the user interface device at a location thereabove so as to be positioned between the lower edge of the user interface device and the underlying support surface, while the first and second connection members are engaged with each other, to support the user interface device in the upright orientation.

US Pat. No. 10,393,150

BLOWER AND OUTDOOR UNIT OF AIR CONDITIONER COMPRISING SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

9. A blower assembly of an outdoor unit of an air conditioner including a heat exchanger configured to exchange heat with air flowing into the outdoor unit, a casing having a first surface disposed adjacent to the heat exchanger and facing the heat exchanger, wherein the blower assembly includes a fan having a rotation axis, a bell mouth part configured to guide air introduced into the fan and including a downstream end disposed around an outer circumferential end of the fan and spaced apart from the outer circumferential end of the fan, and a diffuser part extending from the downstream end of the bell mouth part to guide the air discharged from the fan, wherein the diffuser part includes:an opening, and
an inner circumferential surface inclined at diffuser angles with respect to the rotation axis, and having a first portion disposed adjacent to the first surface of the casing and a second portion disposed to be 90 degrees apart from the first portion along a circumferential direction of the inner circumferential surface of the diffuser part,
wherein:
the diffuser angles of the inner circumferential surface of the diffuser part varies along the circumferential direction of the inner circumferential surface of the diffuser part,
a diffuser angle of a first point in the first portion is larger than a diffuser angle of a second point in the second portion, the second point disposed to be 90 degrees apart from the first point along the circumferential direction of the inner circumferential surface of the diffuser part and disposed at a height from the downstream end of the bell mouth part equal to a height from the downstream end of the bell mouth part of the first point in a direction of the rotation axis, and a downstream end of the diffuser part is provided in an oval shape symmetric about a minor axis.

US Pat. No. 10,393,137

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INTEGRATED PITCH CONTROL MECHANISM ACTUATOR HYDRAULIC FLUID TRANSFER

General Electric Company,...

1. A variable pitch propeller assembly comprising:a hub rotatable about a shaft having an axis of rotation;
a plurality of propeller blade assemblies spaced circumferentially about said hub, each propeller blade assembly of the plurality of propeller blade assemblies configured to rotate a respective propeller blade about a radially extending pitch axis of rotation;
a hydraulic fluid port assembly integrally formed and rotatable with the shaft, the hydraulic fluid port assembly comprising at least three hydraulic fluid ports configured to receive respective flows of hydraulic fluid from a stationary hydraulic fluid transfer sleeve at least partially surrounding said port assembly; and
a pitch actuator assembly coupled in flow communication with the at least three hydraulic fluid ports through respective hydraulic fluid transfer tubes extending axially from said hydraulic fluid port assembly to a pitch actuator of said pitch actuator assembly, said pitch actuator coupled to the plurality of propeller blade assemblies to selectively control a pitch of the propeller blades, said pitch actuator assembly comprising a transfer range limiter configured to limit a rotation of at least one of said pitch actuator assembly and said plurality of propeller blade assemblies.

US Pat. No. 10,393,113

CONNECTING ROD AND CROSSHEAD ASSEMBLY FOR ENHANCING THE PERFORMANCE OF A RECIPROCATING PUMP

S.P.M. FLOW CONTROL, INC....

1. An apparatus for a reciprocating pump assembly, the apparatus comprising:a crosshead comprising: a main body; a cylindrical bore formed through, and at least partially defining a first bearing surface in, the main body, the first bearing surface extending about a first axis; and a window formed in the main body transversely to the first axis, wherein, at the location of the window, the first bearing surface of the crosshead extends more than 180 degrees but less than 360 degrees about the first axis;
a connecting rod comprising a cylindrical small end defining opposing end portions and a cylindrical second bearing surface extending between the opposing end portions, the cylindrical small end extending about a second axis and being adapted to extend within the cylindrical bore, and a beam portion adapted to be connected to the cylindrical small end at the second bearing surface, the beam portion and the cylindrical small end being separately formed; and
a clamp adapted to be connected to the main body of the crosshead to prevent, or at least reduce, axial displacement of the cylindrical small end along the second axis and relative to the crosshead;
wherein, when the cylindrical small end extends within the cylindrical bore and the beam portion is connected to the cylindrical small end, the first and second axes are substantially coaxial and the beam portion extends through the window; and
wherein the clamp is sized and shaped so that, when the cylindrical small end extends within the cylindrical bore and the clamp is connected to the main body of the crosshead, the clamp engages both the main body and the respective opposing end portions of the cylindrical small end.

US Pat. No. 10,393,092

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING THE ACTIVE POWER OUTPUT OF A WIND FARM

Nordex Energy GmbH, Hamb...

1. A method for controlling an active power in a wind farm (F(P,t)) having at least two wind turbines that supply active power (P(t)), the method comprising:inputting a setpoint value for the active power (SPP(t)) of the wind farm (F(P,t)) into a wind farm model (F) configured to output a modeled active power setpoint value (P(t));
determining a system deviation (e(t)) as a difference between an actual value of the active power (P(t)) and the modeled active power setpoint value (P(t));
inputting the system deviation (e(t)) into a power controller (R) that is configured to output a controller manipulated variable (uR);
determining a feedforward control manipulated variable (uV) that is determined independently of states of the wind farm (F(P,t)) or the active power (P(t));
determining an overall manipulated variable (u) for the wind farm (F(P,t)) as an as a sum of the controller manipulated variable (uR) and the feedforward control manipulated variable (uV);
determining by a correction module (O) a correction value (K) based on the difference between the actual value of the active power (P(t)) and the modeled active power setpoint value (P(t)); and
inputting the correction value (K) into the wind farm model (F), the wind farm model (F) configured to determine the modeled active power setpoint value (P(t)) based on the correction value (K) and the setpoint value for the active power (SPP(t)) of the wind farm (F(P,t)).

US Pat. No. 10,393,079

VALVE DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING OR METERING A FLUID

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A valve device for controlling or metering a fluid, comprising:a housing;
a flow channel formed in the housing; and
a valve body arranged in the flow channel, the valve body having a sealing section surface which, when the valve device is closed, bears against a housing-side sealing seat surface, the sealing section surface and sealing seat surface together forming a sealing region,
wherein, when the valve device is closed, there is a decaying space defined in the flow channel upstream of the sealing region and adjoining the sealing region, the decaying space delimited by a deflector wall that is tilted at least in regions with respect to the normal to the sealing region at an angle of from at most 15° in the flow direction to at most 60° counter to the flow direction,
wherein the decaying space is configured as a step located upstream of the sealing region, the step including a step surface that is parallel to the sealing seat surface,
wherein the flow channel defines a longitudinal axis,
wherein the deflector wall is located farther from the longitudinal axis than a portion of a bounding wall of the flow channel located upstream from the step surface and extending directly from the step surface, such that a diameter of the decaying space is greater than a diameter of the flow channel defined by the portion of the bounding wall,
wherein a rounded portion of the portion of the bounding wall of the flow channel is located upstream of the deflector wall, and
wherein another portion of the bounding wall of the flow channel is located upstream of the rounded portion and has an angle with respect to a longitudinal axis of the flow channel of at most ±15°.

US Pat. No. 10,392,987

ASSEMBLY AND METHODS FOR NOX REDUCING REAGENT DOSING WITH VARIABLE SPRAY ANGLE NOZZLE

Cummins Emission Solution...

5. A reductant insertion assembly, comprising:a nozzle comprising:
a central channel, and
an outer shell including an outer surface, the outer shell comprising a first array of reductant insertion ports configured to be fluidly connected to the central channel and a second array of reductant insertion ports configured to be fluidly connected to the central channel,
wherein each of the reductant insertion ports of the first array includes a first opening and is configured to insert reductant from the nozzle at a first angle, and each of the reductant insertion ports of the second array includes a second opening and is configured to insert the reductant from the nozzle at a second angle that is different from the first angle;
a central member located between the central channel and the outer shell, the central member comprising a first array of connecting channels and a second array of connecting channels; and
an actuator that is controllable to cause the central member to move to (i) a first position, at which the first array of connecting channels is aligned with the first array of reductant insertion ports and reductant is insertable by the first array of reductant insertion ports, but the second array of connecting channels is not aligned with the second array of reductant insertion ports, and (ii) a second position, at which the second array of connecting channels is aligned with the second array of reductant insertion ports and reductant is insertable by the second array of reductant insertion ports, but the first array of connecting channels is not aligned with the first array of reductant insertion ports.

US Pat. No. 10,392,970

ROTOR SHAFT ARCHITECTURES FOR A GAS TURBINE ENGINE AND METHODS OF ASSEMBLY THEREOF

General Electric Company,...

1. A shaft assembly for a rotary machine including a low pressure compressor, a high pressure compressor, a high pressure turbine, and a low pressure turbine in a serial flow relationship, said shaft assembly comprising:an outer shaft configured to couple the high pressure compressor to the high pressure turbine, said outer shaft comprising:
a first forward bearing assembly positioned forward of the high pressure compressor; and
a first aft bearing assembly positioned between the high pressure compressor and the high pressure turbine; and
an inner shaft rotatable about a common axis with said outer shaft, wherein said outer shaft at least partially extends about said inner shaft, said inner shaft configured to couple the low pressure compressor to the low pressure turbine, wherein said inner shaft is coupled to a gearbox, said inner shaft comprising:
a second forward bearing assembly positioned forward of the low pressure compressor and aft of the gearbox; and
a second aft bearing assembly positioned proximate the high pressure turbine.

US Pat. No. 10,392,969

MOMENT ACCOMMODATING FASTENER ASSEMBLY

United Technologies Corpo...

1. An assembly for a turbine engine, comprising:a tie-rod extending along a tie-rod axis, the tie-rod including a tie-rod threaded portion and a tie-rod unthreaded portion; and
a threaded retainer including a retainer threaded portion and a retainer unthreaded portion, and the retainer threaded portion mated with the tie-rod threaded portion;
wherein the tie-rod unthreaded portion comprises a first cylindrical surface and the retainer unthreaded portion comprises a second cylindrical surface;
wherein the second cylindrical surface is radially engaged with, relative to the tie-rod axis, the first cylindrical surface;
wherein the tie-rod extends axially to an end, and the tie-rod threaded portion is axially between the end and the tie-rod unthreaded portion; and
wherein the tie-rod threaded portion is located at the end.

US Pat. No. 10,392,950

TURBINE BAND ANTI-CHORDING FLANGES

General Electric Company,...

1. A gas turbine engine arcuate segment comprising an arcuate flange extending radially away from an annular wall and the flange including an anti-chording means for counteracting chording;the anti-chording means including one or more arcuate inserts in or bonded to the flange and the one or more arcuate inserts being made of a different alpha material than that of the annular wall wherein alpha is a coefficient of thermal expansion;
further comprising the one or more arcuate inserts extending axially all the way through the flange.

US Pat. No. 10,392,927

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTION OF ACTUATOR LAUNCH IN WELLBORE OPERATIONS

ISOLATION EQUIPMENT SERVI...

1. A method of confirming the launch of an actuator from a launcher for release of the actuator into a wellbore therebelow, comprising:selectively blocking an axial bore at at least a first waypoint located between the launcher and the wellbore;
receiving the actuator in the axial bore below the launcher;
intercepting the actuator at the first waypoint, the interaction of the actuator and the first waypoint generating acoustic vibrations;
detecting the acoustic vibrations generated for confirming receipt of the actuator in the axial bore at the first waypoint; and
upon confirmation of receipt, opening the axial bore at the first waypoint for release of the actuator into the wellbore;
wherein detecting the acoustic vibrations at the at least first wavy point further comprises distinguishing said acoustic vibrations from background vibration.

US Pat. No. 10,392,923

SYSTEM AND METHODOLOGY FOR DETERMINING FORCES ACTING ON COMPONENTS

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

9. A method for measuring force in a well component, comprising:placing a plurality of capillaries in a downhole well component;
enclosing a liquid in the plurality of capillaries;
engaging a pressure sensor with the liquid in each capillary of the plurality of capillaries; and
using the pressure sensors to monitor the loading on the downhole well component by measuring pressure changes in the liquid due to the volumetric changes in the plurality of capillaries when the downhole well component is subjected to sufficient forces.

US Pat. No. 10,392,909

NONEXPLOSIVE DEVICE FOR PERFORATING WELL CASING AND FRACKING

Advanced Hydrogen Technol...

1. An apparatus for perforating a well casing, the apparatus comprising:a body;
a cavity defined in the body;
a plurality of pressure paths that each include a first portion and a corresponding second portion defined in the body such that the body defines multiple first portions and each pressure path is fluidly connected to the cavity;
a seal positioned in each pressure path between the first portion and the second portion of that pressure path until the seal in each pressure path is exposed to a predetermined pressure;
the second portion of each pressure path defining a barrel that is configured to be fluidly connected to the cavity after the seal in each pressure path is exposed to a predetermined pressure;
a projectile positioned in each barrel; and
wherein each barrel is blocked at an end opposite the projectile and the blockage is configured to be ruptured by the projectile.

US Pat. No. 10,392,899

INDEXING STIMULATING SLEEVE AND OTHER DOWNHOLE TOOLS

Weatherford Technology Ho...

1. A downhole tool responsive to passage of one or more objects and applied fluid pressure, the tool comprising:a housing defining a housing bore therethrough and defining at least one port communicating the housing bore outside the housing;
a first insert disposed in the housing bore and defining a first bore therethrough from an uphole end to a downhole end, the first insert movable downhole in the housing bore from a closed condition to an opened condition relative to the at least one port, the first insert in the opened condition communicating the housing bore outside the housing through the at least one port;
a flapper valve pivotably connected to the first insert toward the uphole end and being pivotable from an unobstructed condition unobstructing the housing bore to an obstructed condition obstructing the housing bore to the applied fluid pressure; and
an indexer disposed toward the downhole end of the first insert, the indexer in a first condition holding the flapper valve in the unobstructed condition, the indexer counting the passage of a number of the one or more objects through the housing bore, the indexer moving to a second condition and pivoting the flapper valve from the unobstructed condition to the obstructed condition in response to the counted number, the flapper valve in the obstructed condition moving the first insert downhole from the closed condition to the opened condition in response to the fluid pressure applied against the flapper valve.

US Pat. No. 10,392,893

LUBRICATOR SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USE

The JLAR Group, LTD, New...

1. A method, comprising:connecting a lubricator to a wellhead at the top or head of an oil and gas wellbore, the lubricator defining an internal passage extending along a curvilinear path; and
conveying, through the internal passage of the lubricator and along the curvilinear path, a downhole tool in combination with a conveyance string connected to the downhole tool;
wherein the lubricator includes a downwardly concave section extending along a first curvilinear axis, the downwardly concave section defining a first portion of the internal passage, and the first curvilinear axis at least partially forming or defining the curvilinear path along which the internal passage extends;
wherein the lubricator further includes an upwardly concave section extending along a second curvilinear axis, the upwardly concave section defining a second portion of the internal passage; and
wherein the first and second curvilinear axes at least partially form or define the curvilinear path along which the internal passage extends.

US Pat. No. 10,392,886

SAFETY MECHANISM FOR INSTALLATION IN SOIL-SAMPLING TOOLING, WITH A SYSTEM FOR BLOCKING THE ESCAPE OF GAS/OIL IN THE STAGE OF RECOVERING THE INTERNAL TUBE CONTAINING THE SPECIMEN

SLIM DRILLING SERVICOS DE...

1. A security mechanism for installation in soil drilling tools comprising a cable gland the cable gland comprising a base having an inner housing, with a lower connector recess, the lower connector recess receiving a support having a concave cradle, the concave cradle coupling of a conical tip of a mordant on which rests superiorly a bipartite actuator adjacent the mordant, the bipartite actuator having a first side and a second side joined by a ring spring, said base supporting an end of a helical spring, the helical spring surrounding an upper portion of the bipartite actuator and a lower neck of a plunger, the plunger provided with a stop, an opposite end of said helical spring being anchored to said stop, wherein an upper neck of said plunger passes over a hole of a cylindrical jacket having an oil entry, and at said connector recess the base (2) receives an upper nozzle coupling of a “Y” connection, an oblique nozzle of said “Y” connection is sealed by a first repair seal to a first hollow ball valve, said first hollow ball valve is provided with a first cutout which is aligned to a passage of a first glove with a threaded nozzle, the first cutout having a key receiver, wherein a lower right nozzle of the “Y” connection receives a nozzle of a swivel connector, the swivel connector having a first cylindrical body for housing a ball set and sealing rings, the ball set and sealing rings are locked in grooves of a neck of a second cylindrical body with a bottom nozzle which is threaded to a threaded terminal of a second glove of a safety valve, the second glove provided with an inlet for a key, the second glove receives a second repair seal for a second hollow ball valve and a second cutout, said second repair seal being mounted in a housing of a threaded neck of a third cylindrical body, the third cylindrical body having a threaded lower nozzle.

US Pat. No. 10,392,876

OILFIELD HANDLING TOOL EQUIPMENT IDENTIFICATION

FORUM US, INC., Houston,...

8. A tool, comprising:a body, the body of the tool comprising a bore, the bore including:
an upper shoulder;
a lower shoulder positioned radially inward of the upper shoulder and below the upper shoulder;
a bottom;
a first vertical sidewall extending between the upper shoulder and the lower shoulder; and
a second vertical sidewall extending between the lower shoulder and the bottom;
a radio frequency identification tag including a body, an upper shoulder, and one or more axial ribs disposed on an outer surface of the body of the radio frequency identification tag, the radio frequency identification tag being embedded into and forming an interference fit with the bore of the body of the tool such that a surface of the upper shoulder of the radio frequency identification tag engages the upper shoulder of the bore and the radio frequency identification tag contacts the bottom of the bore, wherein the radio frequency identification tag is adapted to provide information related to one or more of make, model number, size rating, load rating, link compatibility, maintenance history, time on location, maintenance and/or inspection requirements, or GPS location; and
a capping material disposed over the radio frequency identification tag to seal the radio frequency identification tag within the bore of the body of the tool.

US Pat. No. 10,392,862

LIGHT BULB HOLDER

Gem Temp, LLC, Roslyn, N...

1. A light bulb holder comprising a retaining body including:an attachment member for flexibly attaching said retaining body transversely to at least one side portion of a ladder; and
at least one retaining slot unit supported on said attachment member, said retaining slot unit having a base and opposed resilient fingers defining an opening slot for receiving a light bulb of various sizes, said opposed resilient fingers being flexible and extending orthogonally from said base substantially parallel to each other, said resilient fingers comprising multiple semi-arcuate contours of opposing curvature, the resilient fingers being sufficiently spaced a distance apart from each other for retaining the light bulb of any shape therebetween, such that a pliable gripping surface associated with each finger is directly opposed to the gripping surface of an other opposing finger, multiple light bulbs capable of being received between other pairs of fingers and securely retained vertically between said gripping surfaces of an other opposed resilient finger of the other pairs, the light bulb holder capable of being rotated into an open position for receiving and retaining the light bulbs, and a closed position when the light bulbs are removed.

US Pat. No. 10,392,850

WINDOW ASSEMBLY AND A VEHICLE

GM Global Technology Oper...

16. A vehicle comprising:a frame defining an aperture;
a window supported by the frame, and the window is movable linearly relative to the frame between a closed position covering the aperture and an open position partially uncovering the aperture;
an arm supported by the frame at a first pivot point;
wherein the arm is movable relative to the frame between a first position and a second position, with the window disposed in the closed position when the arm is in the first position, and with the window disposed in the open position when the arm is in the second position;
wherein the arm includes an extension fixed thereto such that the arm and the extension both move together concurrently about the first pivot point;
a connector coupled to the extension at a second pivot point, and the connector includes a third pivot point spaced from the second pivot point, with the arm coupled to the window through the connector;
wherein:
the first and second pivot points are spaced from each other;
the connector is coupled to the window such that movement of the arm moves the connector about the second pivot point which causes the window to move between the closed and open positions;
the window defines a first plane that intersects the first pivot point;
the second and third pivot points are disposed on opposite sides of the first plane when the arm is in the first position; and
the third pivot point remains on the same side of the first plane when the arm is in the first and second positions.

US Pat. No. 10,392,836

ELECTRONIC LOCK WITH MOVABLE IN-LINE LOCKING LUG

Schlage Lock Company LLC,...

1. A lock apparatus, comprising:a key cam assembly;
a locking lug moveable between a first axial position and a second axial position corresponding to an uncoupled configuration and a coupled configuration, respectively, of the key cam assembly;
an electric actuator having a shaft extending therefrom, the electric actuator operable to displace the shaft in a first direction and a second direction; and
a coil spring coupled to the shaft proximate one end and engaged with the locking lug proximate the other end, the coil spring structured to engage a first surface of an interior portion of the locking lug to displace the locking lug toward the first axial position when the coil spring is displaced in a first direction, the coil spring structured to engage a second surface of the interior portion of the locking lug to displace the locking lug toward the second axial position when the coil spring is displaced in a second direction.

US Pat. No. 10,392,824

AUTONOMOUS POOL CLEANING ROBOT

MAYTRONICS LTD, Kibbutz ...

1. A kit, comprising a pool cleaning robot and an interfacing device;wherein the interfacing device comprises a pool sidewall interface; wherein the interfacing device is not a part of the pool cleaning robot;
wherein the pool sidewall interface comprises a base and attachment elements; wherein the base has (a) an inner surface that is coupled to the attachment elements, and (b) an non-smooth outer surface; wherein the non-smooth outer surface comprises pool sidewall interface protuberances that are fixed to the base;
wherein the pool cleaning robot comprises a housing and a drive system;
wherein the drive system comprises a drive motor system, a group of interfacing modules and a transmission system that is arranged to mechanically couple the drive motor system to the group of interfacing modules; and
wherein at least one interfacing module of the group comprises protuberances that are shaped to fit the pool sidewall interface protuberances.

US Pat. No. 10,392,785

CONTROL CARTRIDGE DESIGNED AS SCALDING PROTECTION VALVE

CERAMTEC GMBH, Plochinge...

1. A control cartridge for single-lever mixer taps, comprising:a housing;
a ceramic base disk provided in the housing;
a rotatable and displaceable ceramic control disk resting on the base disk in the housing;
an inlet for the cold water and hot water, respectively, and an outlet for the mixed water situated in the base disk, whereby the mixed water is diverted in the control disk and leaves the control cartridge via the outlet in the base disk:
at least one shape memory alloy (SMA) element situated on the control disk and having one end directly supported by the control disk, the at least one SMA element being configured to take on the temperature of the mixed water during operation of the control cartridge, and, upon reaching a predetermined temperature of the mixed water, to expand such that another end of the at least one SMA element is in direct contact with the housing to thereby automatically move the control disk into the closed position in which no water arrives at the outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,392,766

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REAL-TIME ADJUSTMENT OF THE SIZE AND DRAINAGE TILE CAPACITY OF DRAINAGE TILE SPOOLS AND FOR UTILIZING THE SAME

Heavy Metals, Inc., Vint...

1. A method of adjusting a spool size for an amount of tile on a tile stringing implement attachment comprising the steps of:a. providing an amount of an elongated tile, said amount having a first size characteristic;
b. providing a shaft oriented in a first direction and said amount being disposed about said shaft;
c. providing a first end tile retaining member, coupled to said shaft;
d. providing a second end tile retaining member;
e. providing a shaft receiving member coupled to said second end tile retaining member;
f. providing a support arm coupled to said second end tile retaining member;
g. providing a frame member bottom portion;
h. providing a frame member top portion, which is operatively coupled between said frame member bottom portion and support arm;
i. translating said one of said frame member bottom portion and frame member top portion with respect to another one of said frame member bottom portion and frame member top portion and in a second direction, which is not substantially perpendicular with said first direction;
j. stopping said step of translating after contact between said amount and said second end tile retaining member occurs;
k. removing a portion of said amount until a gap forms between said amount and said second end tile retaining member; and
l. resuming the step of translating and thereby adding a pressure on a portion said amount which remains between said first end tile retaining member and said second end tile retaining member to close said gap.

US Pat. No. 10,392,735

CLOTHING CARRIER

1. A clothing carrier (1) for flexible or semi-rigid clothings, comprising:a needled, plaited random fiber sheet comprising from 30 to 60 plaited layers;
wherein the random fiber sheet is formed from polyester (PES) or polyamide (PA) fibers (10) and is impregnated with a polymer material (11);
a polyurethane (FUR) film (12) laminated to the random fiber sheet that structurally compensates at least one surface of the random fiber sheet;
a powder coating between the random fiber sheet and the laminated PUR film.

US Pat. No. 10,392,720

PREVENT AND REMOVE ORGANICS FROM RESERVOIR WELLS

International Business Ma...

1. An electroplating apparatus comprising:a vessel having walls configured to hold a liquid solution of a metal plating material and including an organic species, the liquid solution contained within the vessel at a first level below a top rim of the vessel; and
means for preventing an organic species of the solution from wicking up inner wall surfaces of the vessel toward the top rim, wherein the vessel top rim defines a vessel perimeter, the preventing means comprising: a source of the metal plating solution; a conveying apparatus for providing the liquid solution from the source to a height at or above the top rim, the conveyance apparatus having a portion aligned with the vessel perimeter at the height, and an opening formed in the aligned conveyance portion to create a flow of the metal plating solution over the top rim and on an inner wall surface, the solution flow of a force suitable to rinse the organics back into the tank, wherein a relative concentration of organic species in the liquid solution is maintained, and wherein the conveyance apparatus is a pipe including a nozzle bar portion at a height above or aligned with the vessel top rim and inwardly offset therefrom, the nozzle bar portion including a plurality of nozzle openings; and a pump connected to the pipe for pumping liquid solution through the plurality of nozzle openings, the plurality of nozzle openings directed to create a downward flow of the liquid solution at or below the top rim on each inner wall surface.

US Pat. No. 10,392,566

CO-PROCESSING FOR CONTROL OF HYDROPYROLYSIS PROCESSES AND PRODUCTS THEREOF

Gas Technology Institute,...

1. A process for producing liquid products comprising:a) hydropyrolyzing a biomass-containing feedstock, and a separate co-feed different from the biomass-containing feedstock, in a hydropyrolysis reactor vessel comprising a deoxygenating catalyst and operating at a hydrogen partial pressure from about 7 barg (102 psig) to about 55 barg (798 psig) to produce a hydropyrolysis reactor output comprising at least one non-condensable gas, a partially deoxygenated hydropyrolysis product and char;
b) removing substantially all char particles from the hydropyrolysis reactor output to provide a purified hydropyrolysis reactor vapor stream having reduced char content;
c) hydroconverting at least a portion of the purified hydropyrolysis reactor vapor stream in a hydroconversion reactor vessel comprising a hydroconversion catalyst to produce a hydroconversion reactor output; and
d) recovering a substantially fully deoxygenated hydrocarbon liquid and a gaseous mixture from the hydroconversion reactor output;
wherein the separate co-feed comprises an oxygenated plastic; and
wherein oxygen present in the oxygenated plastic is at least partly removed in the hydropyrolysis reactor vessel and a structure of the oxygenated plastic, following oxygen removal, is used to generate aliphatic hydrocarbons or aromatic hydrocarbons in the substantially fully deoxygenated hydrocarbon liquid,
wherein the oxygenated plastic comprises poly(methyl methacrylate) or polyamide, and a feed rate of the oxygenated plastic is adjusted in response to a measured or desired change in a yield or cetane number of a diesel boiling range fraction of the substantially fully deoxygenated hydrocarbon liquid, or
wherein the oxygenated plastic comprises polycarbonate or polyethylene terephthalate, and a feed rate of the oxygenated plastic is adjusted in response to a measured or desired change in a yield or octane number of a gasoline boiling range fraction of the substantially fully deoxygenated hydrocarbon liquid.

US Pat. No. 10,392,552

WATER-BASED DRILLING FLUID FOR PROTECTING FRACTURED RESERVOIRS, AND PREPARATION METHOD AND USE THEREOF

CHINA UNIVERSITY OF PETRO...

1. A water-based drilling fluid comprising: a tackifier, a filtrate reducer, a reservoir protectant composition, and water,wherein, the reservoir protectant composition comprises a polymer elastic granule and both of a synthetic fiber and a film former,
wherein, the polymer elastic granule is prepared from an intermediate product, an alkali, a salt, and water and, based on 100 pbw of the polymer elastic granule, the dose of the intermediate product is 5-40 pbw, the dose of the alkali is 1-10 pbw, and the dose of the salt is 1-12 pbw,
wherein, the intermediate product is prepared from raw materials including acrylamide, a cationic monomer, a cross-linker, an initiator, a toughener, and water and, based on 100 pbw of the raw materials, the dose of the acrylamide is 8-30 pbw, the dose of the cationic monomer is 1-10 pbw, the dose of the cross-linker is 0.01-0.5 pbw, the dose of the initiator is 0.01-0.1 pbw, and the dose of the toughener is 5-25 pbw.

US Pat. No. 10,392,544

WORKING MEDIUM AND HEAT CYCLE SYSTEM

AGC Inc., Chiyoda-ku (JP...

1. A working medium for heat cycle, comprising (Z)-1,2-difluoroethylene and at least one compound selected from the group consisting of a hydrochlorofluoroolefin and a chlorofluoroolefin.

US Pat. No. 10,392,476

POLYMERS COMPRISING AMINO DIHYDROPHENANTHRENE REPEATING UNITS AND ORGANIC ELECTRONIC DEVICES USING THE SAME

Cambridge Display Technol...

1. A polymer having a backbone of alternating N atoms and aromatic or heteroaromatic groups including a repeating structure of formula (I):
wherein:
R3 independently in each occurrence is a substituent;
m is at least 1;
Ar1 independently in each occurrence is selected from groups of formula (IIIa) and (IIIb):

wherein each R6 and R8 is independently a substituent and d is 0 or a positive integer;
and Ar2 is a group of formula (II):

wherein:
each x is independently 0 or a positive integer;
each y is independently 0 or a positive integer, and
R1 and R2 independently in each occurrence is a substituent.

US Pat. No. 10,392,471

POLYMERS AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

Iowa State University Res...

1. A polymer having the structure:
or a salt or ester thereof, wherein
at each occurrence, Regis independently chosen from —H and —C(O)—R?(Rd),z2-1—C(O)—OH,
fused rings A and B are each independently chosen from substituted or unsubstituted (C5-C10)cyccloalkyl and (C2-C10)heterocyclyl,
n is about 1 to about 100,000,
z2 is about 1 to about 100,
at each occurrence, R? is independently a substituted or unsubstituted (C2-C10)hydrocarbyl having valence z2+1,
at each occurrence, Rd is independently chosen from —H,

at each occurrence, n3 is independently about 0 to about 100,000,
at each occurrence, Re is independently chosen from —H,

and
at each occurrence, n4 is independently about 0 to about 100,000;
wherein at least one Rd in the polymer is not —H.

US Pat. No. 10,392,456

PRODUCING POLYOLEFIN PRODUCTS

Univation Technologies, L...

1. A method of polymerizing olefins to produce a polyolefin polymer with a multimodal composition distribution, comprising contacting ethylene and a comonomer with a catalyst system, wherein the catalyst system comprises a first catalyst compound and second catalyst compounds that are co-supported to form a supported catalyst system, wherein the first catalyst compound comprises the following formula:(C5HaR1b)(C5HcR2d)HfX2
wherein each R1 is independently H, a hydrocarbyl group, a substituted hydrocarbyl group, or a heteroatom group; each R2 is independently H, a hydrocarbyl group, a substituted hydrocarbyl group, or a heteroatom group; a and c are ?3; a+b=c+d=5; at least one R1 and at least one R2 is a hydrocarbyl or substituted hydrocarbyl group; and each X is independently a leaving group selected from a labile hydrocarbyl, substituted hydrocarbyl, or heteroatom group; and the second catalyst compounds comprise a mixture of enantiomers:

wherein a ratio of the meso enantiomer to the rac enantiomer is at least about 3, wherein each R3 is independently H, a hydrocarbyl group, a substituted hydrocarbyl group, or a heteroatom group; R4 is a hydrocarbyl group, a substituted hydrocarbyl group, or a heteoatom group; each R5 is independently H, a hydrocarbyl group, a substituted hydrocarbyl group, or a heteroatom group; and each X is independently a leaving group selected from a labile hydrocarbyl, a substituted hydrocarbyl, a heteroatom group, or a divalent radical that links to an R3, R4, or R5 group.

US Pat. No. 10,392,410

PROCESSES FOR FRACTIONATING PHOSPHOLIPIDS

Archer Daniels Midland Co...

1. A process of fractionating phospholipids, the process comprising:mixing a solvent with a phospholipid containing material, thus producing a feed;
placing the feed in contact with an adsorbent, such that the adsorbent associates with at least one phospholipid of the phospholipid containing material;
eluting the at least one phospholipid from the adsorbent with an elution solvent;
collecting the eluted, at least one phospholipid and the elution solvent;
allowing a precipitate to form in the eluted, at least one phospholipid and the elution solvent;
removing the precipitate from the eluted, at least one phospholipid and the elution solvent; and
concentrating the at least one phospholipid in the elution solvent;
wherein the adsorbent is a polymeric resin.

US Pat. No. 10,392,396

1,5-DISUBSTITUTED 1,2,3-TRIAZOLES ARE INHIBITORS OF RAC/CDC42 GTPASES

University of Puerto Rico...

1. A compound of formula (II),
wherein R1 is H, C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, 3-to 7-membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-C10 aryl, or mono- or bicyclic heteroaryl; wherein each hydrogen atom in C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, 3- to 7-membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-C10 aryl, or mono- or bicyclic heteroaryl is independently optionally substituted by deuterium, halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, or —OR5;
each R2 is independently deuterium, halogen, —OH, —CN, C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C6-C10 aryl, —OR6, —C(O)OR6, —C(O)NR6R7, —NH2, —NH(C1-C6 alkyl), —N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —NHC(O)C1-C6 alkyl, —CO2H, —C(O)OC1-C6 alkyl, —C(O)NH2, —C(O)NH(C1-C6 alkyl), —C(O)N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —SC1-C6 alkyl, —S(O)C1-C6 alkyl, —S(O)2C1-C6 alkyl, —S(O)NH(C1-C6 alkyl), —S(O)2NH(C1-C6 alkyl); wherein each hydrogen atom in C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl and C6-C10 aryl is independently optionally substituted by deuterium, halogen, —OH, —CN, —OR6, —OC1-C6 alkyl, —NH2, —NH(C1-C6 alkyl), —N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —NHC(O)C1-C6 alkyl, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)C(O)C1-C6 alkyl, —NHC(O)NH2, —NHC(O)NHC1-C6 alkyl, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)C(O)NH2, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)C(O)NHC1-C6 alkyl, —NHC(O)N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)C(O)N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —NHC(O)OC1-C6 alkyl, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)C(O)OC1-C6 alkyl, —NHS(O)(C1-C6 alkyl), —NHS(O)2(C1-C6 alkyl), —N(C1-C6 alkyl)S(O)(C1-C6 alkyl), —N(C1-C6 alkyl)S(O)2(C1-C6 alkyl), —NHS(O)NH2,—NHS(O)2NH2, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)S(O)NH2, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)S(O)2NH2, —NHS(O)NH(C1-C6 alkyl), —NHS(O)2NH(C1-C6 alkyl), —NHS(O)N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —NHS(O)2N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)S(O)NH(C1-C6 alkyl), —N(C1-C6 alkyl)S(O)2NH(C1-C6 alkyl), —N(C1-C6 alkyl)S(O)N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)S(O)2N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —CO2H, —C(O)OC1-C6 alkyl, —C(O)NH2, —C(O)NH(C1-C6 alkyl), —C(O)N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —SC1-C6 alkyl, —S(O)C1-C6 alkyl, —S(O)2C1-C6 alkyl, —S(O)NH(C1-C6 alkyl), —S(O)2NH(C1-C6 alkyl), —S(O)N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —S(O)2N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —P(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —P(O)(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —C3-C6 cycloalkyl, or 3-to 7-membered heterocycloalkyl;
R3 is independently H, deuterium, C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, 3-to 7-membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-C10 aryl, C6-C10 aryl-(C6-C10 aryl), C1-C6 alkyl-(NHR8), C1-C6 alkyl-(OR8), C6-C10 aryl-(OR8), C1-C6 alkyl-(NR8R9), or mono- or bicyclic heteroaryl; wherein each hydrogen atom in C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, 3-to 7-membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-C10 aryl, or mono- or bicyclic heteroaryl is optionally substituted by deuterium, halogen, —OH, oxo, —OR8, —NHR8, —CN, —OC1-C6 alkyl, —NH2, —NH(C1-C6 alkyl), —NH(C6-C10 aryl), —NH(C6-C10 aryl)-N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —NHC(O)C1-C6 alkyl, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)C(O)C1-C6 alkyl, —NHC(O)NH2, —NHC(O)NHC1-C6 alkyl, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)C(O)NH2, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)C(O)NHC1-C6 alkyl, —NHC(O)N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)C(O)N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —NHC(O)OC1-C6 alkyl, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)C(O)OC1-C6 alkyl, —NHS(O)(C1-C6 alkyl), —NHS(O)2(C1-C6 alkyl), —N(C1-C6 alkyl)S(O)(C1-C6 alkyl), —N(C1-C6 alkyl)S(O)2(C1-C6 alkyl), —NHS(O)NH2,—NHS(O)2NH2, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)S(O)NH2, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)S(O)2NH2, —NHS(O)NH(C1-C6 alkyl), —NHS(O)2NH(C1-C6 alkyl), —NHS(O)N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —NHS(O)2N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)S(O)NH(C1-C6 alkyl), —N(C1-C6 alkyl)S(O)2NH(C1-C6 alkyl), —N(C1-C6 alkyl)S(O)N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)S(O)2N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —CO2H, —C(O)OC1-C6 alkyl, —C(O)NH2, —C(O)NH(C1-C6 alkyl), —C(O)N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —SC1-C6 alkyl, —S(O)C1-C6 alkyl, —S(O)2C1-C6 alkyl, —S(O)NH(C1-C6 alkyl), —S(O)2NH(C1-C6 alkyl), —S(O)N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —S(O)2N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —P(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —P(O)(C1-C6 alkyl)2, C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, —C3-C6 cycloalkyl, 3-to 7-membered heterocycloalkyl, C1-C6 alkyl-(3-to 7-membered heterocycloalkyl), —CF3, —CHF2, or —CH2F;
each R5, R6, R7, R8, and R9 is independently H, deuterium, C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, 3- to 7-membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-C10 aryl, C1-C6 alkyl-(3-to 7-membered heterocycloalkyl), heteroaryl, —S(O)2C1-C6 alkyl, —CF3, —CHF2, or —CH2F, wherein each hydrogen in C6-C10 aryl is optionally substituted by C3-C6 cycloalkyl, 3- to 7-membered heterocycloalkyl, or —CH2CN; and
x is 0, 1, 2, or 3;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,392,391

COMPOUNDS USEFUL AS INHIBITORS OF ATR KINASE

Vertex Pharmaceuticals In...

1. A process for preparing a compound of formula I-A:or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or prodrug thereof, wherein:R1 is fluoro, chloro, or —C(J1)2CN;
each J1 is independently H or C1-2alkyl; ortwo occurrences of J1, together with the carbon atom to which they are attached, form a 3-4 membered optionally substituted carbocyclic ring;R2 is H; halo; —CN; NH2; a C1-2alkyl optionally substituted with 0-3 occurrences of fluoro; or a C1-3aliphatic chain wherein up to two methylene units of the aliphatic chain are optionally replaced with —O—, —NR—, —C(O)—, or —S(O)n—;
R3 is H; halo; C1-4alkyl optionally substituted with 1-3 occurrences of halo; C3-4cycloalkyl; —CN; or a C1-3aliphatic chain wherein up to two methylene units of the aliphatic chain are optionally replaced with —O—, —NR—, —C(O)—, or —S(O)n—;
R4 is —O— wherein R4 is substituted with one JQ, or
R4
wherein R4 is optionally substituted with 0-5 occurrences of JQ;Ring A is a 3-7 membered fully saturated, partially unsaturated, or aromatic monocyclic ring having 1-3 heteroatoms selected from oxygen, nitrogen and sulfur; or a 7-12 membered fully saturated, partially unsaturated, or aromatic bicyclic ring having 1-5 heteroatoms selected from oxygen, nitrogen, and sulfur; or
R3 and R4, taken together with the atoms to which they are bound, form a 5-6 membered non-aromatic ring having 0-2 heteroatoms selected from oxygen, nitrogen and sulfur; the ring formed by R3 and R4 is optionally substituted with 0-3 occurrences of JZ;
each Jz is independently C1-6aliphatic, ?O, halo, or ?O;
each JQ is independently —CN; halo; ?O; Q2; or a C1-8aliphatic chain wherein up to three methylene units of the aliphatic chain are optionally replaced with —O—, —NR—, —C(O)—, or —S(O)n—; each occurrence of JQ is optionally substituted by 0-3 occurrences of JR; or
two occurrences of JQ on the same atom, taken together with the atom to which they are joined, form a 3-6 membered ring having 0-2 heteroatoms selected from oxygen, nitrogen, and sulfur; wherein the ring formed by two occurrences of JQ is optionally substituted with 0-3 occurrences of JX; or
two occurrences of JQ, together with R4, form a 6-10 membered saturated or partially unsaturated bridged ring system;
each Q2 is independently a 3-7 membered fully saturated, partially unsaturated, or aromatic monocyclic ring having 0-3 heteroatoms selected from oxygen, nitrogen, and sulfur; or a 7-12 membered fully saturated, partially unsaturated, or aromatic bicyclic ring having 0-5 heteroatoms selected from oxygen, nitrogen, and sulfur;
each JR is independently —CN; halo; ?O; ?O; Q3; or a C1-6aliphatic chain wherein up to three methylene units of the aliphatic chain are optionally replaced with —O—, —NR—, —C(O)—, or —S(O)n—; each JR is optionally substituted with 0-3 occurrences of JT; or
two occurrences of JR on the same atom, together with the atom to which they are joined, form a 3-6 membered ring having 0-2 heteroatoms selected from oxygen, nitrogen, and sulfur; wherein the ring formed by two occurrences of JR is optionally substituted with 0-3 occurrences of JX; or
two occurrences of JR, together with Q2, form a 6-10 membered saturated or partially unsaturated bridged ring system;
each Q3 is independently a 3-7 membered fully saturated, partially unsaturated, or aromatic monocyclic ring having 0-3 heteroatoms selected from oxygen, nitrogen, and sulfur; or a 7-12 membered fully saturated, partially unsaturated, or aromatic bicyclic ring having 0-5 heteroatoms selected from oxygen, nitrogen, and sulfur;
each JX is independently —CN; halo; or a C1-4aliphatic chain wherein up to two methylene units of the aliphatic chain are optionally replaced with —O—, —NR—, —C(O)—, or —S(O)n—;
each JT is independently —CN; ?O; a C1-6aliphatic chain wherein up to two methylene units of the aliphatic chain are optionally replaced with —O—, —NR—, —C(O)—, or —S(O)n—; or a 3-6 membered non-aromatic ring having 0-2 heteroatoms selected from oxygen, nitrogen, and sulfur; each occurrence of JT is optionally substituted with 0-3 occurrences of JM; or
two occurrences of JT on the same atom, together with the atom to which they are joined, form a 3-6 membered ring having 0-2 heteroatoms selected from oxygen, nitrogen, and sulfur; or
two occurrences of JT, together with Q3, form a 6-10 membered saturated or partially unsaturated bridged ring system;
each JM is independently halo or C1-6aliphatic;
n is 0, 1 or 2; and
each R is independently H or C1-4aliphatic;
comprising reacting a compound of formula 6:

or salt thereof, with a substituted 3-aminopyridine under suitable conditions to form an amide bond.

US Pat. No. 10,392,380

COMPOUNDS

MISSION THERAPEUTICS LIMI...

1. A compound of formula (I):
a tautomer thereof, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of said compound or tautomer, wherein:
R1 represents a 5 to 10-membered heteroaryl ring;
R2, R3, R4, R5, R6 and R8 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, cyano, C1-C3 alkyl, C1-C3 alkoxy group, or R2 is linked to R8 to form a C3-C4 cycloalkyl ring, or R6 is linked to R7 to form a C3-C4 cycloalkyl ring; wherein said alkyl, alkoxy and cycloalkyl groups may be optionally substituted with one or more substituents, which may be the same or different, selected from halo, deutero, C1-3 alkyl, C1-3 alkoxy, and cyano;
R7 represents a hydrogen atom, a fluorine atom, cyano, C1-C3 alkyl, CF3, C1-C3 alkoxy group or an aryl or heteroaryl ring or is linked to R8 to form a spirocyclic group or is linked to R6 to form a C3-C4 cycloalkyl ring;
wherein R1 may be optionally substituted with one or more of Q1-(R9)n;
n is 0 or 1;
Q1 represents a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, cyano, a covalent bond, —NR10—, —CONR10—, —NR10CO-, an oxygen atom, oxo, nitro, —S(O)m-, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C6 haloalkoxy, C1-C6 hydroxyalkyl, —CO—, —SO2R11, —NR11R12, —NR11COR12, —NR10CONR11R12, —CONR11R12, —CO2R11, —NR11CO2R12, —SO2NR11R12, —C(O)R11, —NR11SO2R12, NR11SO2NR13R14, and SO2NR11, C1-C6 alkylene, —C2-C6 alkenylene, —C1-C6 alkyl, or C1-C2 haloalkyl group;
m is 0, 1 or 2;
R9 represents a 3 to 10-membered heterocyclyl, heteroaryl, aryl or cycloalkyl ring; and
R10, R11 and R12 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, a C1-C6 alkyl, or a C1-C6 alkylene group;
wherein R9 may be optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from halogen, C1-C6 haloalkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C6 haloalkoxy, C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, C1-C6 hydroxyalkyl, oxo, cyano, nitro, heterocyclyl, cycloalkyl, heteroaryl, aryl, -Q2-NR13CONR14R15, -Q2-NR13R14, -Q2-NR13COR14, -Q2-COR13, -Q2-SO2R13, -Q2-CONR13, Q2-CONR13R14, -Q2-CO2R13, -Q2-SO2NR13R14, -Q2-NR13SO2R14, and -Q2-NR13SO2NR14R15; wherein said alkyl, alkoxy and heteroaryl groups may be optionally substituted with halo, deutero, C1-3 alkyl, hydroxy, C1-3 alkoxy, cyano, amino, nitro, oxo, aryl, heteroaryl, heterocyclyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C1-3 alkylamino, C2-6 alkenylamino, di-C1-3 alkylamino, C1-3 acylamino, di-C1-3 acylamino, carboxy, C1-3 alkoxycarbonyl, carbamoyl, mono-C1-3 carbamoyl, di-C1-3 carbamoyl or any of the above in which a hydrocarbyl moiety is itself substituted by halo;
or R9 may be substituted with a 3 to 10-membered heterocyclyl, heteroaryl, aryl or cycloalkyl ring, either directly attached or via linking group selected from oxygen, a carbonyl, an optionally substituted C1-C6 alkylene or an optionally substituted C1-C6 alkyleneoxy chain;
Q2 represents a covalent bond or a C1-C6 alkylene or C2-C6 alkenylene group; and
R13, R14 and R15 each independently represent hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl, heterocyclyl, heteroaryl, aryl, or cycloalkyl; wherein said alkyl group may be optionally substituted with halo, deutero, C1-3 alkyl, hydroxy, C1-3 alkoxy, cyano, amino, nitro, oxo, aryl, heteroaryl, heterocyclyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C1-3 alkylamino, C2-6 alkenylamino, alkylamino, C1-3 acylamino, di-C1-3 acylamino, carboxy, C1-3 alkoxycarbonyl, carbamoyl, mono-C1-3 carbamoyl, carbamoyl or any of the above in which a hydrocarbyl moiety is itself substituted by halo.

US Pat. No. 10,392,374

SALT AND CRYSTAL FORMS OF PLK-4 INHIBITOR

University Health Network...

1. A maleate salt of compound (I) represented by the following structural formula:wherein the molar ratio between compound (I) and maleic acid is 1:1.

US Pat. No. 10,392,367

IRE1 SMALL MOLECULE INHIBITORS

Quentis Therapeutics, Inc...

1. A compound of Formula (I), or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, or solvate thereof:
wherein,

 is a substituted C3-C10 cycloalkyl that is substituted with 1-3R1 and 0-3R2;
Each R1 is independently —OR6, —SR6, —S(?O)R7, —S(?O)2R7, or —N(R6)2;
Each R2 is independently H, halogen, —CN,—OR8, —SR8; —S(?O)R9, —S(?O)2R9, —S(?O)2N(R8)2, —NR8S(?O)2R9, —C(?O)R9, —OC(?O)R9, —CO2R8, —OCO2R9, —N(R8)2, —OC(?O)N(R8)2, —NR8C(?O)R9, —NR8C(?O)OR9, optionally substituted C1-C4alkyl, optionally substituted C1-C4fluoroalkyl, optionally substituted C1-C4heteroalkyl, optionally substituted C3-C6cycloalkyl, optionally substituted aryl, or optionally substituted heteroaryl;
Each R6 is independently H, optionally substituted C1-C4alkyl, optionally substituted C1-C4heteroalkyl, optionally substituted C1-C4fluoroalkyl, —X-optionally substituted C1-C4alkyl, —X-optionally substituted C1-C4heteroalkyl, —X-optionally substituted C1-C4fluoroalkyl, optionally substituted C3-C6cycloalkyl, optionally substituted C2-C10heterocycloalkyl, optionally substituted aryl, or optionally substituted heteroaryl;
Or two R6 are taken together with the N atom to which they are attached to form an optionally substituted heterocycle;
X is —(C?O)—;
Each R7 is independently optionally substituted C1-C4alkyl, optionally substituted C1-C4heteroalkyl, or optionally substituted C1-C4fluoroalkyl, optionally substituted C3-C6cycloalkyl, optionally substituted C2-C10heterocycloalkyl, optionally substituted aryl, or optionally substituted heteroaryl;
Each R8 is independently H, optionally substituted C1-C4alkyl, optionally substituted C1-C4heteroalkyl, optionally substituted C1-C4fluoroalkyl, optionally substituted C3-C6cycloalkyl, optionally substituted C2-C10heterocycloalkyl, optionally substituted aryl, or optionally substituted heteroaryl;
Or two R8 are taken together with the N atom to which they are attached to form an optionally substituted heterocycle;
Each R9 is independently optionally substituted C1-C4alkyl, optionally substituted C1-C4heteroalkyl, or optionally substituted C1-C4fluoroalkyl, optionally substituted C3-C6cycloalkyl, optionally substituted C2-C10heterocycloalkyl, optionally substituted aryl, or optionally substituted heteroaryl;
A2 is N or CRA;
RA,RA1, RA2, RA3 are each independently H, halogen, optionally substituted C1-C4alkyl, optionally substituted C1-C4fluoroalkyl, optionally substituted aryl, or —OR10;
or RA2 or RA3 are taken together with the carbon atoms that they are attached to form an optionally substituted carbocycle;
R10 is independently H, optionally substituted C1-C4alkyl, or optionally substituted C1-C4fluoroalkyl;
L1 and L2 are each independently —CHY—, —CH2— or —NH—; with the provision that if L1- is —CHY— or —CH2—, then L2 is —NH— or if L2 is —CHY— or —CH2-, then L1is NH;
Y is —OH, —NH2, or optionally substituted C1-C4alkyl;
R3 and R5 are each independently H, halogen, —CN, optionally substituted C1-C4alkyl, optionally substituted C1-C4fluoroalkyl, or —OR11;
R11 is independently H, optionally substituted C1-C4alkyl, or optionally substituted C1-C4fluoroalkyl;
R4 is H, halogen, optionally substituted C1-C4alkyl, optionally substituted C1-C4fluoroalkyl, or —ORD;
RD is H, optionally substituted C1-C4alkyl, optionally substituted heterocyclyl containing at least one N atom, or -(optionally substituted C1-C4 alkylene)-N(R12)2; wherein if RD is substituted then RD is substituted with 0-4 R13;
R12 is independently H, or optionally substituted C1-C4alkyl, or optionally substituted C1-C4fluoroalkyl;
Each R13 is independently H, halogen, —CN, —OR14, —SR14, —S(?O)R15, —S(?O)2R15, —S(?O)2N(R14)2, —NR14S(?O)R15, —C(?O)R15, —OC(?O)R15, —CO2R14, —OCO2R15, —N(R14)2, —OC(?O)N(R14)2, —NR14C(?O)R15, —NR14C( ?O)OR15, optionally substituted C1-C4alkyl, optionally substituted C1-C4fluoroalkyl, optionally substituted C1-C4heteroalkyl, optionally substituted C3-C6cycloalkyl, optionally substituted C2-C10heterocycloalkyl, optionally substituted aryl, or optionally substituted heteroaryl;
Each R14 is independently hydrogen, optionally substituted C1-C4alkyl, optionally substituted C1-C4fluoroalkyl, optionally substituted C1-C4heteroalkyl, optionally substituted C3-C10cycloalkyl, optionally substituted C2-C10heterocycloalkyl, optionally substituted aryl, or optionally substituted heteroaryl; or
two R14 are taken together with the N atom to which they are attached to form an optionally substituted heterocycle, and
Each R15 is independently optionally substituted C1-C4alkyl, optionally substituted C1-C4fluoroalkyl, optionally substituted C1-C4heteroalkyl, optionally substituted C3-C10cycloalkyl, optionally substituted C2-C10heterocycloalkyl, optionally substituted aryl, or optionally substituted heteroaryl.

US Pat. No. 10,392,329

METHOD FOR CONDENSING WATER-SOLUBLE ORGANIC MATTER AND DEVICE FOR CONDENSING WATER-SOLUBLE ORGANIC MATTER

WASEDA UNIVERSITY, Tokyo...

1. A method for condensing a water-soluble organic matter by distillation and membrane separation, comprising:distilling a raw material wherein said raw material includes a mixture of water and a water-soluble organic matter having a lower boiling point than water or a mixture of water and a water-soluble organic matter which forms an azeotrope with water and the azeotrope of which with water has a lower boiling point than water, said distillation producing a column top vapor after inputting the raw material into a distillation column; and
introducing said column top vapor obtained in the distillation step into a separation membrane device comprising a first separation membrane device and a second separation membrane device as a subsequent stage thereof, each of the first separation membrane device and the second separation membrane device having a plurality of stages of vapor-permeation separation membranes through which water vapor goes selectively, and obtaining the water-soluble organic matter having a required concentration of more than 99.0% by mass from a final outlet on a non-permeation side in the separation membrane device comprising the first separation membrane device and the second separation membrane device by membrane separation of the vapor-permeation separation membrane, wherein in the vapor-permeation separation membranes of the second separation membrane device, when the permeability of water is referred to as K—W mol/m2·Pa·s and the permeability of the water-soluble organic matter is referred to as K—A mol/m2·Pa·s in the vapor-permeation separation membrane, the permeability ratio K—W/K—A of a vapor-permeation separation membrane disposed at least immediately before the final outlet on the non-permeation side in the separation membrane device comprising the first separation membrane device and the second separation membrane device is lower than those of the other vapor-permeation separation membranes, and wherein the vapor-permeation separation membrane disposed at least immediately before the final outlet on the non-permeation side in the separation membrane device has a portion having a minimum membrane area in a range of the permeability ratio of 50 to 100.

US Pat. No. 10,392,317

METHODS OF PRODUCING PARA-XYLENE AND TEREPHTHALIC ACID

MICROMIDAS, INC., West S...

1. A method for producing one or more compounds of formula I:wherein each R1 and R2 is independently hydrogen or alkyl, the method comprising:combining one or more compounds of formula A:

one or more compounds of formula B:

any combination of one or more compounds of formula A and one or more compounds of formula B, wherein R1 and R2 in formulae A and B are as defined in formula I above, with
(i) ethylene, and
(ii) a sulfonic acid, or an ester, anhydride or resin thereof, or
a sulfonimide or a sulfonimide salt,to produce one or more compounds of formula I from at least a portion of the one or more compounds of formula A, the one or more compounds of formula B, or any combinations thereof, and at least a portion of the ethylene.

US Pat. No. 10,392,309

ALUMINA POROUS BODY AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

NORITAKE CO., LIMITED, N...

1. A ceramic porous body havingan alumina porous body made up by binding aggregate alumina particles to each other,
the aggregate alumina particles being bound to each other by a crystalline compound comprising a yttrium silicate synthesized from kaolinite and Y2O3, wherein the crystalline compound is a compound of the following formula:
RXSiYOZ where
R is yttrium,
X is the number of atoms of R,
Y is the number of atoms of silicon, and
Z is the number of atoms of oxygen;andan inorganic porous film formed on an outer surface of the alumina porous body such that the ceramic porous body has a two-layer structure; wherein
the kaolinite and Y2O3 are mixed at a molar ratio of kaolinite to Y2O3 within a range of 2.3 to 6.2,
the alumina porous body and the inorganic porous film have open pores that connect to a surface of the ceramic porous body,
the pores of the inorganic porous film formed on the outer surface of the alumina porous body are smaller than the pores of the alumina porous body,
the inorganic porous film is not present in the pores of the alumina porous body, and
the inorganic porous film is fired such that inorganic powders in the inorganic porous film are chemically bonded to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,392,306

POLYCONDENSATION PRODUCT BASED ON AROMATIC COMPOUNDS, METHOD FOR THE PREPARATION AND USE THEREOF

1. A process for forming a composition comprising mixing a polycondensation product with aqueous suspensions of inorganic binders including alkali-activated and/or alkali-activatable aluminosilicate binders in the composition, wherein the inorganic binders in the composition include less than 20% hydraulic cement based on the total weight of the inorganic binders, wherein said polycondensation product comprises as monomer components:A) at least one aryl polyoxyalkylene ether of the formula (I)

 where
Ar is an aryl group,
R1 and R2 each independently of one another are selected from H, methyl and ethyl,
m is an integer from greater than or equal to 3 to 280 in the at least one aryl polyoxyalkylene ether of the formula (I) and
R3 is selected from the group consisting of H, alkyl, aryl, aralkyl, alkaryl, phosphate, and also mixtures thereof;
B) at least one aromatic compound selected from the group consisting of benzene-1,2-diol, benzene-1,2,3-triol, 2-hydroxybenzoic acid, 2,3-dihydroxybenzoic acid,3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid, 3,4,5-trihydroxybenzoic acid, phthalic acid, 3-hydroxyphthalic acid, 2,3-dihydroxybenzenesulphonic acid, 3,4-dihydroxybenzenesulphonic acid, 1,2-dihydroxynaphthalene, 2,3-dihydroxynaphthalene, 1,2-dihydroxynaphthalene-5-sulphonic acid, 2,3-dihydroxynaphthalene-6-sulphonic acid, and mixtures thereof;
C) at least one aldehyde; and
D) at least one further aromatic compound, selected from the group consisting of 2-phenoxyethanol, 2-phenoxyethyl phosphate, 2-phenoxyethyl phosphonate, 2-phenoxyacetic acid, and mixtures thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,392,251

TREATMENT METHOD FOR SEPARATING CARBON DIOXIDE AND HYDROGEN FROM A MIXTURE

1. A process for treating a mixture for the purpose of separating carbon dioxide and hydrogen from this mixture, the process comprising the steps of:i) cooling and partially condensing the mixture and then separating a first liquid from the mixture in a first phase separator;
ii) treating a gas originating or derived from a top gas from the first phase separator in a pressure swing adsorption module for hydrogen to produce a hydrogen-rich gas and a hydrogen-depleted residual gas; and
iii) cooling and partially condensing said hydrogen-depleted residual gas or a gas derived from said hydrogen-depleted gas and then separating a second liquid the remaining gas in a second phase separator that is different from the first phase separator,
wherein the first liquid or second liquid or a liquid derived from the first liquid or second liquid originating from the first phase separator or from the second phase separator are rich in carbon dioxide as compared to the mixture,
wherein the partial condensations in steps i) and iii) are performed in a same cryogenic unit,
wherein said mixture is partially condensed in step i) at a temperature below ?20° C.

US Pat. No. 10,392,234

NUT AND A METHOD OF USE OF THE NUT IN A FASTENER SYSTEM FOR CRANE MATS

Axion Structural Innovati...

1. A method for producing crane mats without countersunk holes for nuts comprising:(a) providing structural pieces having substantially the same length to provide the length of the crane mat that need to be held together to form the crane mate, to stabilize a working surface for heavy equipment moving over rather soft or environmentally sensitive ground, each structural piece having a plus minus variable in the width and thereby creating a variable in the width of each crane mat being assembled;
(b) providing bolts having a fixed length,
(c) providing bores within the crane mat having substantially the same diameter at each end of the bores, the diameter of the bores being large enough for each bolt to fit into a piece of structural pieces;
(d) providing nuts that can thread with the bolts and secure the structural pieces together to form the crane mat, the nut having a pass through;
(e) fastening the structural pieces together to form the crane mat by inserting the bolts into the bores and fastening the nuts and bolts together, wherein part of the nuts are within the bores, the fixed length of the bolts do not substantially extend past an outside edges of each nut.

US Pat. No. 10,392,231

ESCALATOR SYSTEM WITH VERTICAL STEP RISERS AND STEP-MOUNTED ANGLED SIDE FLANGES

1. An escalator system with vertical step risers and step mounted angled side flanges comprising:a plurality of escalator steps;
at least one varying length drive mechanism;
a first decking;
a second decking;
each of the plurality of escalator steps comprising an elongated step body, a first step mounted angled flange, a first flange interface, a second step mounted angled flange and a second flange interface;
the elongated step body comprising a riser surface and a stepping surface;
the at least one varying length drive mechanism being configured to move the plurality of escalator steps in a loop around an escalator path while changing a distance between step attachment points while traveling through a passenger side of the escalator path in a manner that does not impart any horizontal acceleration while the plurality of escalator steps move vertically through transition zones while maintaining intermeshing of the plurality of escalator steps;
the riser surface and the stepping surface being positioned perpendicular or nearly perpendicular with each other;
the first step mounted angled flange being terminally connected to the elongated step body;
the second step mounted angled flange being terminally connected to the elongated step body;
the first step mounted angled flange being located opposite to the second step mounted angled flange, along the elongated step body;
the first step mounted angled flange and the second step mounted angled flange each extending away from the stepping surface so that a first formed angle is parallel or nearly parallel to a first decking interface and a second formed angle is parallel or nearly parallel to a second decking interface thereby minimizing decking heights;
the first step mounted angled flange for each of the plurality of escalator steps being configured to form a first continuous barrier between the first decking and the elongated step body for each of the plurality of escalator steps;
the second step mounted angled flange for each of the plurality of escalator steps being configured to form a second continuous barrier between the second decking and the elongated step body for each of the plurality of escalator steps;
the first continuous barrier and the second continuous barrier being positioned adjacent to the passenger side of the escalator path;
the first step mounted angled flange and the second step mounted angled flange each comprising a leading edge, a distal edge and a trailing edge, the leading edge and the trailing edge each being positioned adjacent to the distal edge, the leading edge and the trailing edge being located opposite to each other, the leading edge being positioned opposite to the riser surface across the stepping surface;
the first flange interface being connected along the leading edge of the first step mounted angled flange;
the second flange interface being connected along the leading edge of the second step mounted angled flange;
the first flange interface of an arbitrary step overlapping the trailing edge of the first step mounted angled flange of a subsequent step;
the second flange interface of the arbitrary step overlapping the trailing edge of the second step mounted angled flange of the subsequent step; and
the arbitrary step and the subsequent step being an adjacent pair of steps from the plurality of escalator steps.

US Pat. No. 10,392,213

SHEET CONVEYING DEVICE AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS INCORPORATING THE SHEET CONVEYING DEVICE

RICOH COMPANY, LTD., Tok...

1. A sheet conveying device comprising:a pair of sheet holding rollers configured to shift and rotate a sheet;
a detector configured to detect a position of the sheet during conveyance of the sheet in a sheet conveying direction; and
a controller configured to shift, rotate, or both shift and rotate the pair of sheet holding rollers in at least one of a width direction and a rotational direction,
the detector being configured to perform a primary detection, with the pair of sheet holding rollers being at an initial position, to detect a position of the sheet, before the pair of sheet holding rollers holds the sheet,
the controller being configured to perform a first drive of the pair of sheet holding rollers, to shift, rotate, or both shift and rotate the pair of sheet holding rollers from the initial position to a first position, based upon a result of the primary detection,
the detector being configured to perform a secondary detection to detect a position of the sheet, the pair of sheet holding rollers being at the first position and contacting the sheet, and
the controller being configured to perform a second drive of the pair of sheet holding rollers to shift, rotate, or both shift and rotate the pair of sheet holding rollers from the first position to a second position while contacting the sheet, in a direction different from the first drive of the pair of sheet holding rollers, based upon a result of the secondary detection.

US Pat. No. 10,392,208

SHEET FEEDING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A sheet feeding apparatus comprising:a sheet support portion configured to support a sheet;
an ascending portion configured to cause the sheet support portion to ascend;
a feeding portion configured to feed the sheet supported by the sheet support portion;
a moving portion configured to support the feeding portion such that the feeding portion is movable between a separated position and a feeding position below the separated position, the separated position being a position at which the feeding portion is separated from the sheet supported by the sheet support portion, the feeding position being a position at which the feeding portion is capable of feeding the sheet;
a holding portion configured to move between a holding position and an allowing position, the holding position being a position at which the holding portion holds the moving portion in a state in which the feeding portion is positioned at the separated position, the allowing position being a position at which the holding portion allows the feeding portion to move to the feeding position;
a drive source configured to generate driving force; and
a transmission unit comprising a first transmission portion and a second transmission portion, the first transmission portion being configured to transmit the driving force from the drive source to the ascending portion, the second transmission portion being configured to transmit the driving force from the drive source to the holding portion,
wherein the holding portion moves toward the allowing position in a case where the driving force from the drive source is transmitted to the ascending portion and the holding portion respectively through the first transmission portion and the second transmission portion, and the sheet support portion is caused to ascend by the ascending portion,
wherein the second transmission portion branches from the first transmission portion,
wherein the transmission unit comprises a regulation portion configured to regulate movement of the holding portion from the holding position to the allowing position in a case where the drive source is stopped, and
wherein the regulation portion comprises a worm and a worm wheel which engages the worm.

US Pat. No. 10,392,039

GROUND CONTROL DEVICE AND WIRELESS TRAIN CONTROL SYSTEM

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A ground control device installed on a ground, whereinthe ground control device sets a stop limiting point of a wireless-control compliant train by a track circuit in which a tail end position of a wireless-control noncompliant train is present, and
determines update of the stop limiting point of the wireless-control compliant train, based on a track-circuit state signal indicating that the track circuit is turned on or turned off and a time-element-added track-circuit state signal indicating turn-off after a set time has passed after the track-circuit state signal has indicated turn-off.

US Pat. No. 10,392,021

CONTROL DEVICE IN HYBRID VEHICLE

Honda Motor Co., Ltd., T...

1. A control device in a hybrid vehicle; comprising:an internal combustion engine and an electric motor serving as drive sources of the hybrid vehicle;
a transmission including:
a first input shaft connected to the electric motor and optionally connected to an engine output shaft in the internal combustion engine with a first clutch;
a second input shaft optionally connected to the engine output shaft in the internal combustion engine with a second clutch;
an output shaft configured to output power toward drive wheels;
a first shift mechanism including a plurality of shift gears provided between the first input shaft and the output shaft and a first engagement switching mechanism which optionally engages any of the plurality of shift gears with the first input shaft or the output shaft and by which any one of odd shift stages and even shift stages is able to be set;
a second shift mechanism including a plurality of other shift gears provided between the second input shaft and the output shaft and a second engagement switching mechanism which optionally engages any of the plurality of other shift gears with the second input shaft or the output shaft and by which the other of the odd shift stages and the even shift stages is able to be set;
a reverse stage shift mechanism configured to be able to set a reverse shift stage disposed between the first input shaft and the output shaft; and
a parking lock mechanism configured to include a parking lock gear provided in the output shaft and a meshing member which is able to be meshed with the parking lock gear and lock the output shaft by meshing the meshing member with the parking lock gear; and
a control unit configured to control driving of the hybrid vehicle using the internal combustion engine and the electric motor,
wherein the control unit selects a lowest shift stage which is able to be set by the second shift mechanism as a preparation shift stage set when the parking lock mechanism is a parking lock state.

US Pat. No. 10,392,016

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR UPDATING A SPEED CALIBRATION OF A WORK VEHICLE

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A control system of a work vehicle, comprising:a controller having a memory and a processor, wherein the controller is configured to:
receive a first signal from a spatial locating device indicative of a spatial locating speed of the work vehicle or a spatial locating position of the work vehicle for determining the spatial locating speed;
determine a sensed speed of the work vehicle based on a calibration and a second signal indicative of a rotational rate of a wheel of the work vehicle;
determine whether a difference between the sensed speed and the spatial locating speed exceeds a calibration threshold;
in response to determining that the difference exceeds the calibration threshold, update the calibration such that the sensed speed is substantially equal to the spatial locating speed, and update the sensed speed based on the updated calibration and the second signal; and
instruct a speed control system to limit a ground speed of the work vehicle based on the sensed speed.

US Pat. No. 10,392,011

VEHICLE OCCUPANCY INDICATION AND UTILIZATION THEREOF

FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES,...

1. A method, comprising:determining, by a processor associated with a vehicle, occupancy information regarding a number of occupants and a type of occupants in the vehicle; and
indicating, by the processor, the occupancy information in either or both of a human-perceivable way and a machine-perceivable way.

US Pat. No. 10,391,995

BRAKE BOOSTER FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A brake booster for a brake master cylinder of a motor vehicle, comprising:a drive motor; and
a linkage, the drive motor connected via the linkage to a pressure piston for the brake master cylinder, the linkage including a rotatable spindle nut having an internal thread, and a nonrotatable, axially displaceable spindle rod having an external thread, the internal thread and the external thread interengaging to convert a rotational motion of the drive motor into a translational motion of the spindle rod to displace the pressure piston;
wherein the spindle nut has an external tooth set in engagement with an internal tooth set of an annular drive gear, disposed coaxially with the spindle nut, of the linkage, the spindle nut is axially displaceable with respect to the annular drive gear, and except for at least one first tooth flank of at least one tooth, which extends in a first axial portion in its longitudinal extent in a direction toward an oppositely located tooth flank, tooth flanks of teeth of the internal tooth set and of the external tooth set extend axially.

US Pat. No. 10,391,991

ELECTRIC AUTOMOBILE BRAKING DEVICE

Honda Motor Co., Ltd., T...

1. An electric automobile braking device comprising a master cylinder to which a depressing force of a brake pedal by a driver is transmitted without being boosted and that generates a brake fluid pressure, and a hydraulic booster device that can increase the brake fluid pressure generated by the master cylinder with a brake fluid pressure generated by an electric oil pump,wherein switching is possible between a normal braking mode in which hydraulic braking and regenerative braking are used in combination when a percentage charge of a battery connected to an electric motor for traveling is less than a threshold value and a regenerative braking restriction mode in which hydraulic braking is permitted and regenerative braking is restricted when the percentage charge of the battery is the threshold value or greater, and
in the regenerative braking restriction mode, when the depressing force of the brake pedal by the driver is less than a first depressing force over a predetermined period of time, an operation of the hydraulic booster device is suppressed.

US Pat. No. 10,391,966

VEHICULAR OCCUPANT RESTRAINING DEVICE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A vehicular occupant restraining device, comprising:a side air bag including a first inflator, the side air bag arranged on an outer side, in a vehicle width direction, of a side frame in a side section on an outer side, in the vehicle width direction, of a seat back of a vehicular seat, the side air bag receiving a gas supply from the first inflator to deploy by inflation, and the side air bag being interposed between an occupant seated in the vehicular seat and a vehicle interior side section; and
an inside air bag including a second inflator, the inside air bag arranged on an inner side, in the vehicle width direction, of the side frame in the side section, the inside air bag receiving a gas supply from the second inflator, the inside air bag deploying by inflation in the side section earlier and at a higher pressure than the side air bag, and the inside air bag pressing a seated occupant to an inner side in the vehicle width direction,
wherein the inside air bag is configured so as to deploy by inflation in a region more to a vehicle upper side than a second-from-bottom rib of six ribs provided in a torso of an AM50 type international standard side collision dummy, in a state in which the dummy is seated in the vehicular seat,
wherein the side frame includes a side frame main body and a reaction force plate that is formed separated from the side frame main body and is fixed to the side frame main body,
wherein the reaction force plate has a reaction force exerting section, to which the inside airbag is attached, and which exerts a reaction force from an outer side in a vehicle width direction to the inside air bag when deploying by inflation, and
wherein the reaction force exerting section is inclined such that the reaction force exerting section extends toward the vehicle front side as the reaction force exerting section extends toward an outer side in the vehicle width direction when viewed in plane cross section.

US Pat. No. 10,391,822

METHOD FOR MONITORING TIRE CONDITION

MOBILETRON ELECTRONICS CO...

1. A method for monitoring a condition of at least one tire of a moving vehicle via a wireless monitoring system disposed in the vehicle, wherein the wireless monitoring system includes at least one monitoring device and a receiver; wherein each one of the at least one monitoring device corresponds to each one of the at least one tire and wherein the corresponding at least one monitoring device is disposed at the at least one tire, and wherein the receiver is disposed in a vehicle body of the vehicle; comprising:A. sensing a rotational speed of the at least one tire of the moving vehicle via the at least one monitoring device;
B. generating first condition data for the at least one tire by sensing the condition of the at least one tire through the at least one monitoring device for a predetermined period while the sensed rotational speed reaches and stays in a predetermined rotational speed range, and stop sensing the condition of the at least one tire after the predetermined period, and wherein the first condition data relates to a pavement feature;
C. transmitting the first condition data from the at least one monitoring device to the receiver;
D. comparing the first condition data of the at least one tire with pavement feature data stored in a database to obtain one of the pavement feature data which corresponds to said first condition data, and wherein each of the pavement feature data corresponds to one of a plurality of types of pavements;
E. filtering the pavement feature out of the first condition data based on the obtained pavement feature data to generate second condition data for the at least one tire; and
F. determining whether the condition of the at least one tire is abnormal based on the generated second condition data, and sending out a warning message to a user once the condition of the at least one tire is determined as abnormal.

US Pat. No. 10,391,812

ELASTOMERIC FASTENER SYSTEM FOR WHEEL DEVICES

Hutchinson Industries, In...

1. A system, comprising:a wheel;
a tire mounted on the wheel;
a tire shield;
elastomeric members coupled to the wheel and the tire shield; and
an extension limiting member coupled to the wheel and the tire shield, wherein the extension limiting member is configured to limit a maximum extension of the elastomeric members, and wherein the system is configured to allow for controlled radial and rotational displacement of the tire shield relative to the wheel in x and y directions while the wheel is rotating during a collision event involving the tire shield.

US Pat. No. 10,391,807

POLYMER LAMINATE FOR A SECURITY AND/OR VALUABLE DOCUMENT AND METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF

Bundesdruckerei GmbH, Be...

1. A document, comprising:an instrument selected from the group consisting of security documents and valuable documents, said instrument having a polymer laminate containing:
at least two polymer layers materially bonded to one another and having inner side surfaces facing each other and outer side surfaces defining an exterior of the polymer laminate, said inner side surface of one of said polymer layers being a surface having a print layer adhering onto said one polymer layer absorbing light in a visible range and resulting in said inner side surface being a printed surface, said print layer being an ink coating forming at least one print region, and all of said at least one print region on said printed surface of said one polymer layer having a proportion by area of at least 50% and not more than 95% of said printed surface, a combination of said at least two polymer layers materially bonded to one another being at least one of transparent or translucent;
said print layer being formed as one continuous image and having at least one free surface region in a form of a window disposed within said print layer and with information being printed in said at least one free surface region, said window being a free transparent or translucent surface area which is completely and continuously surrounded by said continuous image;
in an area of said at least one print region outside an area of said window, said at least two polymer layers are directly bonded to each other; and
said one polymer layer provided with said print region containing laser initiators and in that at least one piece of the information is introduced into said one polymer layer by a gray step laser.

US Pat. No. 10,391,765

CONTROL CIRCUIT, INK-JET HEAD SYSTEM, AND CONTROL METHOD

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. A control circuit comprising:a memory interface; and
a power interface,
wherein the control circuit is configured to:
read out identifiers and voltage values from a memory via the memory interface, the memory storing the identifiers and the voltage values associated with the identifiers, the identifiers identifying actuators for jetting liquid, the voltage values corresponding to values of voltages to be supplied to the actuators;
based on the read out voltage values, associate each of the read out identifiers with one of power circuits, the power circuits being different in output voltage, each of the power circuits being changeable in the output voltage;
detect a failure power circuit via the power interface communicated with the power circuits, the failure power circuit being included in the power circuits and having failure occurred therein; and
based on detection of the failure power circuit,
determine each of non-failure power circuits having the closest output voltage to the output voltage of the failure power circuit, the non-failure power circuits being included in the power circuits and having no failure occurred therein; and
associate specified identifiers, which are associated with the failure power circuit, with each of the determined non-failure power circuits.

US Pat. No. 10,391,708

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PRODUCING A THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT AND EXPOSURE MASK GENERATING APPARATUS

Schultheiss GmbH, Heimsh...

20. Device for producing a three-dimensional object by layer by layer solidifying of a material which is solidifiable under the action of radiation, making use of exposure masks, comprising:a radiation source for generating the radiation, and
an exposure mask generating apparatus,wherein the exposure mask generating apparatus,for forming each object layer to be solidified of the object in a construction plane,generates at least one exposure mask in the form of a digital exposure mask by means of which the radiation is selectively projected into the construction plane,wherein the exposure mask generating apparatus comprises:a computer unit configured for:
(a) calculating a single 2-bit bitmap for each of the at least one digital exposure masks according to the object layer to be solidified,
said 2-bit bitmap assigning to each pixel of the at least one digital exposure mask either the bit-value “transparent” or the bit-value “non-transparent”,
(b) assigning the bit-value “transparent” to each surface region of the at least one digital exposure mask defined by the 2-bit bitmap with a structure size below a limit structure size, and
(c) assigning an exposure texture to each surface region of the at least one digital exposure mask above the limit structure size,
said exposure texture being configured in the form of a pattern of pixels with the bit-values “transparent” and “non-transparent”.

US Pat. No. 10,391,699

RECYCLABLE PLASTIC STRUCTURAL ARTICLES AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE

1. A method of manufacturing a plastic structural article, the method comprising:providing a bead reservoir containing expandable polymer beads maintained in a pressurized state above atmospheric pressure;
blow-molding a plastic preform in a mold cavity using compressed gas to form the preform into an elongated member comprising an at least partially formed elongated tubular plastic shell wall defining a hollow interior cavity;
extending a plurality of hollow pins to pierce and extend through the at least partially formed elongated tubular plastic shell wall, the plurality of hollow pins comprising a first group of the hollow pins and a second group of the hollow pins;
introducing a pressurized gas into the hollow interior cavity through at least one of the hollow pins so as to cause the elongated tubular plastic shell to fully conform to the mold cavity;
after said fully conforming of the elongated tubular plastic shell to the mold cavity, venting the hollow interior cavity to achieve a controlled reduction in cavity pressure to below that of the bead reservoir pressure;
cutting at least one fill port through the elongated tubular plastic shell wall while maintaining the mold cavity pressurized above atmospheric pressure during said controlled reduction in cavity pressure;
after the reduction to below the bead reservoir pressure, filling the hollow interior cavity with the expandable polymer beads maintained in the bead reservoir in the pressurized state by opening a bead fill valve coupling the mold cavity to the bead reservoir while further controlling the cavity pressure by regulating the flow of gas exiting the mold cavity so as to maintain the expandable polymer beads in a compressed state relative to atmospheric pressure while the cavity is being filled therewith;
injecting a hot, at least partially vaporized heating medium into the filled interior cavity through the first group of the hollow pins while removing the heating medium from the interior cavity through the second group of the hollow pins for a period of time and then injecting the hot, at least partially vaporized heating medium into the interior cavity through the second group of the hollow pins while removing the heating medium from the interior cavity through the first group of the hollow pins for a period of time so as to partially melt and expand the expandable polymer beads to substantially fill the interior cavity of the shell, in turn causing the beads to bond to one another and to the shell wall;
injecting air into the interior cavity through one of the two groups of the hollow pins while evacuating air and condensate formed by the heating medium from the interior cavity through the other of the two groups of the hollow pins for a period of time, and then injecting air into the interior cavity through the other of the two groups of the hollow pins while evacuating the air and condensate from the interior cavity through the one of the two groups of the hollow pins for a period of time so as to provide cooling to substantially limit further expansion of the expanded beads, in turn forming the plastic structural article; and
releasing the plastic structural article from the mold cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,391,654

SHAVING SYSTEMS

ShaveLogic, Inc., Dallas...

1. A replaceable shaving assembly comprising:a blade unit;
an interface element configured to removeably connect the blade unit to a handle, on which the blade unit is pivotably mounted, the interface element including an elastomeric return element configured to provide a return force between the blade unit and the handle;
the angle of the blade unit with respect to the handle ranges from 15 degrees while the blade unit is at rest to 105 degrees while the blade unit is fully angled during shaving; and
one or more support features located on the blade unit that act as a stop for a distal end of the return element;
wherein the interaction of the support feature(s) with the return element provides a return force between the blade unit and the handle throughout the range of the angle of the blade unit with respect to the handle.

US Pat. No. 10,391,647

CUTTING HEAD AND HAIR CUTTING APPLIANCE

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A cutting head for a hair cutting appliance, the cutting head comprising:a blade set comprising a stationary blade and a cutter blade, the stationary blade and the cutter blade comprising at least one toothed leading edge jointly defined by respective teeth of the stationary blade and the cutter blade, the teeth of the stationary blade and the cutter blade extending in a longitudinal direction (X), wherein the stationary blade further comprises a front face, at the teeth thereof, the front face being arranged to face a user's skin, when in operation, and
a skin protector coupled to a housing portion of the cutting head, wherein the skin protector at least partially covers the front face, the skin protector comprising a main body,
wherein the skin protector is arranged to contact the skin, when in operation,
wherein the skin protector is movable, in response to external forces applied thereto, between a first state and a second state with respect to the blade set,
wherein the skin protector is arranged in an advanced position in the first state,
wherein the skin protector is arranged in a retracted position in the second state, such that
in the first state a greater portion of the blade set is covered by the skin protector compared to the second state wherein, in said second state, a greater portion of the blade set is exposed compared to the first state, and
wherein the main body of the skin protector is inclined with respect to the front face of the stationary blade when the skin protector is positioned in the first state.

US Pat. No. 10,391,645

MULTI-TRACK BEARING FOLDING KNIFE

Southern Grind, Inc., Pe...

1. A folding knife, comprising:a handle comprising a first side having a first side inner surface and a second side having a second side inner surface;
a blade rotatably coupled to the first side inner surface and the second side inner surface of the handle being configured to rotate from a closed position and an open position;
a bearing disposed between the first side inner surface of the handle and the blade via the rotatable coupling, the bearing comprising a first plurality of balls and a second plurality of balls disposed on a first side and a second side of the bearing, the first plurality of balls being positioned along a first circular path having a first radius from a center of the bearing, the second plurality of balls being positioned along a second circular path having a second radius from the center of the bearing that is different from the first radius, wherein the bearing is disposed within a recess of the first side inner surface, the first plurality of balls and the second plurality of balls of the bearing being in contact with the first side inner surface and the blade;
a first guide in the first side inner surface, the first guide being configured to receive the first plurality of balls; and
a second guide in the first side inner surface, the second guide being configured to receive the second plurality of balls.