US Pat. No. 10,391,663

ROLL FOR ROTARY CUTTER AND ROTARY CUTTER

NIPPON TUNGSTEN CO., LTD....

1. A rotary cutter comprising a cutter roll and an anvil roll, the cutter roll comprising:a barrel portion having a circumferential surface and a pair of end surfaces located respectively at opposite ends of the circumferential surface;
a pair of shafts connected to the barrel portion and having an axis that coincides with an axis of the circumferential surface;
a cutting blade located on the circumferential surface, the cutting blade having a cutting shape; and
a pair of guide rings located respectively at opposite ends of the circumferential surface in a longitudinal direction, the anvil roll comprising:
a barrel portion having a circumferential surface that receives the cutting blade and a pair of end surfaces located respectively at opposite ends of the circumferential surface; and
a pair of shafts connected to the barrel portion and having an axis that coincides with an axis of the circumferential surface, at least one of the cutter roll and the anvil roll comprising:
a pair of first depressions located respectively at the pair of end surfaces of the barrel portion and each having a ring shape extending around the shaft, the pair of first depressions each having a depth direction that is parallel to the axis of the shaft;
a pair of first bearings located respectively in the pair of first depressions and each being in contact with the shaft of the first depressions, the pair of first bearings not contacting an outer wall that forms the circumferential surface; and
a pair of first bearing boxes located on an outside of the pair of first depressions and having support portions to be in contact with a support frame or a pressure mechanism, the pair of first bearing boxes supporting the respective first bearings.

US Pat. No. 10,391,652

BLADE SUPPORT FOR MULTI-BLADE RAZOR CARTIRDGES

The Gillette Company LLC,...

1. A razor blade unit comprising:a housing having a plurality of spaced apart support members, each support member having at least four pegs in a zig-zag arrangement with immediate adjacent pegs offset from each other the support members;
a guard arranged at a front portion of the housing;
a cap arranged at a rear portion of the housing;
a plurality of blades each comprising a sharp top edge and a bottom portion having opposing front and back sides and being arranged essentially in parallel between the guard and the cap, wherein only a single peg on each of the respective support members supports the front of each blade and only a single peg on each of the respective support members supports the back of each blade.

US Pat. No. 10,391,449

NANOFIBER AUGMENTED DIESEL PARTICULATE FILTERS

Cummins Emission Solution...

1. A particulate filter for use in an exhaust aftertreatment system, the particulate filter comprising:a porous ceramic substrate comprising pores; and
a plurality of ceramic nanofibers that are distinct from the porous ceramic substrate and that are associated with the pores of the porous ceramic substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,391,446

DRYER FOR COMPRESSED GAS, COMPRESSOR INSTALLATION EQUIPPED WITH A DRYER AND METHOD FOR DRYING GAS

ATLAS COPCO AIRPOWER, Wi...

1. A dryer for compressed gas, the dryer comprising:a vessel containing a drying zone and a regeneration zone;
a first inlet to the drying zone for the supply of a warm, compressed gas to be dried and a first outlet from the drying zone for the removal of dried gas, wherein the regeneration zone includes a first subzone with a first inlet for a first regeneration flow and a second subzone with a second inlet for a second regeneration flow, and the regeneration zone is further provided with a second outlet for the regeneration flows from the first subzone and the second subzone;
a rotatable drum in the vessel with a regeneratable drying agent therein and a drive configured to rotate the drum such that the drying agent is moved successively through the drying zone and the regeneration zone,
wherein the second outlet of the regeneration zone is connected to the first inlet of the drying zone by a connecting pipe with a cooler and condensate separator therein,
wherein a first end of a tap-off pipe is connected to the first outlet of the drying zone and a second end of the tap-off pipe is connected to the second inlet of the second subzone,
wherein the dryer is configured such that the entire flow rate of gas to be dried is first guided through the regeneration zone before being guided through the drying zone, and
wherein means are provided to boost said second regeneration flow from the drying zone, through the tap-off pipe, to the second subzone, and the means includes a blower in the connecting pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,391,433

OPALINE BIOGENIC SILICA/EXPANDED PERLITE COMPOSITE PRODUCTS

EP MINERALS, LLC, Reno, ...

1. A powdered composite filtration medium comprising:from about 7 wt % to about 90 wt % diatomite, and from about 93 wt % to about 10 wt % expanded perlite, wherein less than about 0.1 wt % cristobalite, less than about 0.1 wt % quartz, and from about 0.1 wt % to about 17.5 wt % combined opal C and opal CT are present in the powdered composite filtration medium,
wherein at least a portion of the powdered composite filtration medium is in the form of composite particles, each composite particle including at least one diatomite particle and at least one expanded perlite particle sintered together.

US Pat. No. 10,391,416

START ASSIST DEVICE FOR SWIMMERS WITH POSITIONING AND REMOVAL MECHANISM

EVERLAST CLIMBING INDUSTR...

1. A starting assist apparatus for assisting backstroke swimmers during a start process, the apparatus comprising:a footrest operable for positioning in a pool during the start process and automatic removal from the pool after the start process, wherein the positioning in the pool corresponds with an extended position of the footrest and the automatic removal from the pool corresponds with a retracted position of the footrest;
a rotatable winding tube comprising a torsion spring configured to provide a bias force to the rotatable winding tube in a first direction corresponding with the retracted position of the footrest;
a plurality of straps coupling the footrest to the rotatable winding tube, the plurality of straps configured to simultaneously wind around the rotatable winding tube if the rotatable winding tube is rotated in the first direction, the plurality of straps configured to simultaneously unwind from the rotatable winding tube if the rotatable winding tube is rotated in the second direction, wherein:
a force applied to the rotatable winding tube in a second direction that exceeds the bias force provided by the torsion spring in the first direction rotates the rotatable winding tube in the second direction to simultaneously unwind the plurality of straps to move the footrest to the extended position, and
the bias force provided by the torsion spring in the first direction automatically and simultaneously winds the plurality of straps on the rotatable winding tube to move the footrest to the retracted position in an absence of the force applied to the rotatable winding tube in the second direction that exceeds the bias force provided by the torsion spring in the first direction; and
a lock operable to receive a user actuation to a closed position to set the extended position of the footrest in the pool at a user-selected position, wherein the user actuation of the lock to the closed position prevents rotation of the winding tube in the second direction to unwind the plurality of straps and allows rotation of the winding tube in the first direction to wind the plurality of straps.

US Pat. No. 10,391,413

SWINGING APPARATUS AND AMUSEMENT RIDE INCLUDING THE SAME

SENYO KOGYO CO., LTD., O...

1. A swinging apparatus, comprising:a base;
a support installed above the base and configured to carry a user;
a coupler disposed between the base and the support and including a universal joint that couples the support to the base and that allows the support to swing freely; and
linear actuators disposed between the base and the support so that in a plan view the linear actuators are located a distance away from each other at locations away from the universal joint, wherein
each of the linear actuators includes
a first end mechanically connected to one of the base and the support, and
a second end located on an opposing side to the first end, the second end being movable while touching a surface of a remaining one of the base and the support.

US Pat. No. 10,391,223

USE OF PLASMAPHERESIS TO TREAT BLOOD PRESSURE DISORDERS

Grifols Worldwide Operati...

1. A method of treating primary hypertension, comprising:identifying a patient having primary hypertension, wherein the patient has a blood pressure and the patient lacks a cholesterol disorder;
identifying that the patient has primary hypertension;
administering a treatment regimen to the patient comprising two or more rounds of plasmapheresis, wherein the two or more rounds comprise a first round of plasmapheresis and one or more subsequent rounds of plasmapheresis, and each subsequent round of plasmapheresis is conducted 5-7 days after the immediately preceding round of the two or more rounds;
administering the first round of plasmapheresis to the patient;
administering a second round of plasmapheresis to the patient 5-7 days after the first round, wherein the second round is a subsequent round of plasmapheresis that immediately precedes the first round; and
lowering the blood pressure of the patient to thereby treat primary hypertension.

US Pat. No. 10,391,191

SCENT DIFFUSER

Energizer Brands II, LLC,...

1. A scent diffuser comprising:a hollow body defining a first open end and an opposite second open end;
a first scent panel slidably secured to the hollow body and at least partially saturated with a fragrance composition; and
a second scent panel slidably secured to the hollow body and at least partially saturated with the fragrance composition;
wherein the second scent panel is slidable relative to the first scent panel to adjust a rate of fragrance composition diffusion from each of the first scent panel and the second scent panel; and
wherein each of the first scent panel and the second scent panel are slidable between:
a compressed position in which a maximum surface area of the first scent panel and a maximum surface area of the second scent panel are each positioned within the hollow body; and
an expanded position in which a minimum surface area of the first scent panel and a minimum surface area of the second scent panel are each positioned within the hollow body and wherein the first scent panel extends through the first open end of the hollow body and the second scent panel extends through the second open end of the hollow body.

US Pat. No. 10,391,181

CYCLODEXTRIN AND ANTIBODY-DRUG CONJUGATE FORMULATIONS

Seattle Genetics, Inc., ...

1. A pharmaceutically acceptable formulation comprised of(a) benzodiazepine ADC having the structure of:

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein
Ab is a monoclonal antibody that specifically to an extracellular domain of human CD33, wherein
the monoclonal antibody is h2H16ec having a variable light chain sequence comprising the amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 3 and a variable heavy chain sequence comprising the amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:4 engineered to have introduced cyteine residues at position 239 (EU index numbering);
S represents the sulfur atoms from the engineered cysteine residue;
subscript p, which represents the average number of conjugated drug-linker molecules per monoclonal antibody in the formulation, is about 2, wherein conjugation of the drug-linker molecules is to the sulfur atoms of the introduced cyteine residues; and
wherein the concentration of the benzodiazepine ADC ranges from 1.3 mg/mL to 3.1 mg/mL;
(b) no more that 0.1 ?M of a benzodiazepine-related impurity having the structure of:

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof
(c) 6% w/v of a chemically modified cyclodextrin, wherein the chemically modified cyclodextrin is hydroxypropyl-?-cyclodextrin;
(d) a lyoprotectant, wherein the lyoproptectant is 6% w/v sucrose; and
(e) a diluent, wherein the diluent is 20 mM KPhos buffer at a pH of 7.3.

US Pat. No. 10,391,017

ANGLE ADJUSTABLE CRUTCH HANDLE

First Freedom Financial, ...

1. An angle adjustable crutch handle comprising:a) a handle-grip comprising:
i) a first end;
ii) a second end; and
iii) a first fastener opening on the first end;
b) a first adjustment adapter configured on the first end of the handle-grip;
second adjustment adapter configured on the second end of the handle-grip;
wherein each of the first and second adjustment adapters comprise:
a fastener slot that extends from an extended slot end to a connected slot end;
a curved outer surface;
wherein the first fastener opening is configured between the handle-grip and the first adjustment adapter to receive a first fastener head of a first fastener that extends through the first fastener slot; and
wherein a second fastener extends through the second fastener slot;
wherein the first and second fasteners retain the angle adjustable crutch handle to a crutch;
d) a first crutch adapter that extends around a first crutch support and engages with the curved outer surface of the first adjustment adapter;
e) a second crutch adapter that extends around a second crutch support and engages with the curved outer surface of the second adjustment adapter
wherein the first fastener extends through the first crutch adapter; and
wherein the second fastener extends through the second crutch adapter.

US Pat. No. 10,390,869

TECHNIQUES AND INSTRUMENTS FOR PLACEMENT OF ORTHOPEDIC IMPLANTS RELATIVE TO BONE FEATURES

McGinley Engineered Solut...

1. A surgical instrument for use in placement of orthopedic implants relative to a bone of a patient, comprising:an instrument body having a first cannulated passage extending continuously through the instrument body along a working axis of the instrument, the first cannulated passage being sized to receive and extend about at least a portion of an orthopedic implant within the cannulated passage;
a chuck engageable with the orthopedic implant to selectively engage the orthopedic implant to restrict axial movement of the orthopedic implant relative to the chuck along the working axis in the absence of an external force being applied to the chuck, wherein the chuck comprises a second cannulated passage axially aligned along the working axis, and wherein the chuck comprises a plurality of spherical jaw members that are each disposed within a respective helical channel comprising a constrictive helical cam surface such that at least a portion of each of the spherical jaw members at least partially extends into the second cannulated passage to engage the orthopedic implant, the constrictive helical cam surface being normally biased into engagement with the plurality of spherical jaw members to dispose the spherical jaw members toward the working axis to directly engage the orthopedic implant;
a drive engaged with the chuck to impart rotational motion of the chuck about the working axis including rotational motion of the helical channels and the spherical jaw members such that the rotational motion of the chuck relative to the orthopedic implant urges the plurality of spherical jaw members of the chuck into engagement with the orthopedic implant; and
a measurement system having a displacement sensing arm moveable in a direction parallel to the working axis to measure advancement of the orthopedic implant driven by the instrument into the bone of the patient along the working axis.

US Pat. No. 10,390,733

METABOLIC AND CARDIOPULMONARY MONITOR

LifeLens Technologies, LL...

27. A method for monitoring a disease state of a subject comprising:communicating, utilizing a sampling module, a breath gas sample from a breath stream of the subject to a control unit adapted to be worn by the subject;
monitoring and analyzing the breath gas sample utilizing the control unit; and
generating, utilizing the control unit, one or more signals based on the analysis, the signals being at least partially reflective of at least one metabolic and/or cardiopulmonary parameter of the subject;
wherein the sampling module comprises:
a tube with a lumen;
one or more sensing membranes positioned within the lumen of the tube; and
one or more shrouds surrounding at least a portion of the tube where the one or more sensing membranes are positioned, the one or more shrouds configured to reduce ambient light from reaching the one or more sensing membranes, the one or more shrouds configured to be at least partially opaque over one or more designated wavelengths of interest for exciting the one or more sensing membranes;
the tube providing a first path for an inbound breath gas sample from a subject side of the sampling module towards the one or more sensing membranes and a second path for an outbound breath gas sample to continue past the one or more sensing membranes towards the control unit;
wherein the control unit comprises:
an emitter configured to deliver an excitation signal to the one or more sensing membranes causing the one or more sensing membranes to emit a fluorescent signal; and
a detector configured to collect at least a portion of the emitted fluorescent signal;
a micropump in fluid communication with the sampling module, the micropump configured to operably draw the breath gas sample from the breath stream of the subject; and
one or more adjunct sensors, the one or more adjunct sensors comprising at least one of a flow sensor and a differential pressure sensor, the one or more adjunct sensors being configured:
to monitor a fluid state proximate the one or more sensing membranes;
to generate an output forming a compensation signal for calibrating readings of the one or more sensing membranes; and
to generate a pump control signal adjusting operation of the micropump to maintain a designated operable flow rate of the breath gas sample;
wherein the sampling module further comprises an identification component comprising one or more identification markers and calibration information;
wherein analyzing the breath gas sample with the control unit comprises utilizing the identification markers and calibration information from the sampling module to estimate at least one property of the one or more sensing membranes and utilizing the estimated at least one property to calibrate the emitted fluorescent signal; and
wherein the sampling module includes an interfacing component configured for at least partial insertion in a nasal cavity or an oral cavity of the subject, and the method further includes measuring one or more physiological or dimensional parameters of the nasal cavity or the oral cavity of the subject with one or more sensory elements coupled to the interfacing component.
US Pat. No. 10,392,259

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING CALCIUM CARBONATE BLOCK

GC CORPORATION, Tokyo (J...

1. A method for manufacturing a calcium carbonate block comprising:(a) shaping a block of calcium hydroxide;
(b) exposing the block to carbon dioxide gas;
(c) immersing the block in a solution containing carbonate ions; and
after the immersing step, washing with water and drying the block,
wherein all of the calcium hydroxide of the block is converted to calcium carbonate after the drying.
US Pat. No. 10,397,705

MULTI-LAYER COMPOSITE FOR ACOUSTIC MEMBRANES

TESA SE, Norderstedt (DE...

1. A multi-layer composite adapted as a membrane for electroacoustic transducers, the multi-layer composite comprising: comprisesat least one first outer layer and at least one second outer layer, wherein the at least one first outer layer and the at least one second outer layer consist of a polyphenylene sulfide plastic having a halogen content that does not exceed 550 ppm; and
a damping layer disposed between the at least one first outer layer and the at least one second outer layer, wherein the damping layer consists of an acrylate pressure-sensitive adhesive layer or a silicone pressure-sensitive adhesive layer,
wherein the at least one first outer layer and the at least one second outer layer have a thickness from 1 to 50 ?m.
US Pat. No. 10,392,595

VASCULARIZED IN VITRO PERFUSION DEVICES, METHODS OF FABRICATING, AND APPLICATIONS THEREOF

Advanced Solutions Life S...

1. A vascularized in vitro perfusion device comprising an adaptable microcirculation, said device comprising:a supporting structure comprising a gel matrix,
a fabricated network of microfluidic endothelial cell-lined channels, said fabricated network comprising an inlet channel, an outlet channel, and at least one cross channel connecting the inlet channel to the outlet channel, said cross channel positioned at least partially within the gel matrix,
an inlet port in fluid communication with the fabricated network, and an outlet port in fluid communication with the fabricated network, and
a neovasculature, said neovasculature being derived from intact native microvessels incorporated into the gel matrix and subject to maturing conditions comprising endothelial sprouting and an inosculation between at least two endothelial sprouts respectively derived from the at least one cross channel of the fabricated network and the neovasculature to form a lumen connection therebetween, said neovasculature thus in lumen continuity with said at least one cross channel through the inosculation,wherein the fabricated network is in vascular communication and lumen continuity with the neovasculature to form an adaptable microcirculation.
US Pat. No. 10,390,553

FOOD CONTAINING HISTIDINE AND USE THEREOF

AJINOMOTO CO., INC., Tok...

1. A method of improving mental energy, which comprises administering not less than 0.3 g of histidine as an ingestion amount per meal to a human subject in need thereof, wherein said subject exhibits a Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) of not less than 6 and/or a factor T score of not less than 60 points in Profile of Mood Sates (POMS),wherein said histidine is administered in a liquid composition which comprises histidine in an amount not less than 3 w/v % wherein said subject is a human of 45 years old to less than 65 years old.
US Pat. No. 10,392,610

PREGNANCY-ASSOCIATED PLASMA PROTEIN-A2 (PAPP-A2) POLYPEPTIDES

Como Biotech ApS, Aarhus...

1. An isolated polypeptide which comprises an amino acid sequence that differs from residues 234-1791 of SEQ ID NO:2 solely by(a) addition of 1-10 residues to the amino terminal; and/or
(b) addition of 1-10 residues to the carboxy terminal; and/or
(c) one or more conservative substitutions;wherein said polypeptide has a proteolytic activity against Insulin Like Growth Factor Binding Protein 5 (IGFBP-5), and wherein said amino acid sequence is at least 95%, but not 100%, identical to residues 234-1791 of SEQ ID NO:2.
US Pat. No. 10,391,108

PHARMACEUTICAL TETRACYCLINE COMPOSITION FOR DERMATOLOGICAL USE

BioPharmX, Inc., San Jos...

1. A topical composition, comprising:minocycline,
a divalent cation,
a sulfite compound, and
a solvent;whereinthe minocycline is dissolved in the composition; and
the relative concentration of 4-epi-minocycline in the composition is less than 5.0% after storage at 40° C. in a sealed glass vial for 4 weeks.
US Pat. No. 10,392,424

MODIFIED MENINGOCOCCAL FHBP POLYPEPTIDES

GLAXOSMITHKLINE BIOLOGICA...

1. A mutant v2 fHbp polypeptide comprising an amino acid sequence having at least 90% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO: 5 and containing an amino acid residue corresponding to residue S32 of SEQ ID NO:5 that has been substituted with any other amino acid, and further comprising a substitution at a position corresponding to L123 of SEQ ID NO:5.
US Pat. No. 10,393,741

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE DETECTION OF ANAPLASMA PLATYS

Ohio State Innovation Fou...

1. A method for diagnosing an infection with Anaplasma platys in a subject comprising the steps of: (a) providing a test sample from the subject; (b) providing an isolated or purified P44 protein of Anaplasma platys; (c) contacting the test sample with the P44 protein; and (d) assaying for the formation of a complex between antibodies in the test sample and the P44 protein, wherein formation of said complex is indicative of infection with Anaplasma platys, wherein the Anaplasma platys P44 protein comprises SEQ ID NO: 39, SEQ ID NO: 92 or SEQ ID NO:44.
US Pat. No. 10,396,330

POROUS GRANULES CONTAINING MIXTURE OF RUBBER AND SILICA POWDERS

AMTEK RESEARCH INTERNATIO...

1. A silica-rubber granule, comprising:a combination including a first amount of a silica component and a second amount of a rubber component, the first amount of the silica component being greater than the second amount of the rubber component, the combination of the first and second amounts of the respective silica and rubber components comprised in a granule in which the silica component of the granule is a carrier within which the rubber component is distributed, wherein the granule comprises a compression-formed granule established by the dry combination of the first and second amounts of the respective silica and rubber components, and wherein a ratio, by weight, of the first amount of the silica component to the second amount of the rubber component is from about 4:1 to about 9:1.
US Pat. No. 10,391,474

PROCESS FOR PREPARATION OF HYDROCARBON FUEL FROM WASTE RUBBER

Reliance Industries Limit...

1. A process for preparing hydrocarbon fuel from waste rubber; said process comprising the following steps:a. admixing, in a reaction vessel, water with said waste rubber to obtain a slurry; wherein a concentration of said waste rubber in said slurry ranges from 45% to 70 weight %;
b. charging the reaction vessel with a predetermined amount of at least one catalyst composition to obtain a mixture;
c. introducing hydrogen to said reaction vessel to attain a pressure in a range of 1 to 50 bar followed by heating said mixture for a predetermined time period, at a predetermined temperature to attain an autogenously generated pressure in a range of 70 to 300 bar to obtain a reaction mass comprising hydrocarbon fuel;
d. cooling said reaction mass to obtain a cooled reaction mass; and
e. separating said hydrocarbon fuel from said cooled reaction mass
wherein said cooled reaction mass comprises liquid hydrocarbon fuel in a range of 78 to 96 weight % and gaseous products and solid products in a range of 4 to 22 weight %.

US Pat. No. 10,397,940

TECHNIQUES FOR DYNAMICALLY ALLOCATING UPLINK RESOURCES IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communications, comprising:receiving, at a user equipment (UE) from a serving access point, a reference signal configuration specifying a periodicity related to transmitting reference signals over at least one symbol in a plurality of subframes;
receiving, at the UE from the serving access point, downlink control information having a dynamic resource allocation indicator;
determining, at the UE, the dynamic resource allocation indicator indicates to override, for a period of time corresponding to an uplink resource grant, the reference signal configuration in one of the plurality of subframes, wherein determining that the dynamic resource allocation indicator indicates to override the reference signal configuration comprises determining that the dynamic resource allocation indicator indicates the at least one symbol is for the uplink data communications in the one of the plurality of subframes corresponding to the uplink resource grant; and
transmitting, by the UE to the serving access point and based at least in part on the determination that the dynamic resource allocation indicator indicates to override the reference signal configuration in the one of the plurality of subframes, uplink data communications over the at least one symbol in the one of the plurality of subframes.

US Pat. No. 10,397,904

COMMUNICATION OF UPLINK CONTROL INFORMATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of communication for an apparatus, comprising:sending a plurality of beam reference signals via at least a portion of a plurality of directional beams such that different beam reference signals of the plurality of beam reference signals are sent in different directions;
selecting a channel for transmission of uplink control information to the apparatus, wherein the selection is between a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) and a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH);
determining a quantity of beams for which another apparatus is to transmit channel information to the apparatus, wherein the determination of the quantity of beams comprises selecting a first quantity of the plurality of directional beams if the selected channel is the PUSCH and selecting a second quantity of the plurality of directional beams if the selected channel is the PUCCH, wherein the first quantity is larger than the second quantity, and wherein the channel information depends on at least one of: a parameter of a path loss associated with the other apparatus, an angle of departure of a signal from the other apparatus, an angle of arrival of a signal at the apparatus, or any combination thereof;
receiving the channel information for the determined quantity of beams from the other apparatus, wherein the received channel information comprises first reference signal information for the first quantity of beams if the selected channel is the PUSCH and the received channel information comprises second reference signal information for the second quantity of beams if the selected channel is the PUCCH; and
scheduling at least one beam of the plurality of directional beams for traffic based on the received channel information.

US Pat. No. 10,397,901

RESOURCE ALLOCATION METHOD, ACCESS POINT, AND STATION

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. An access point, comprising:a memory; and
a processor coupled to the memory and configured to:
determine resource allocation information according to a resource allocation sequence of N stations and a position of the resource allocated to each station in the N stations, wherein the resource allocation information is used to reflect a position of the resource allocated to each station in the N stations relative to a first station of the N stations; and
send resource indication information, so that each station in the N stations obtains, according to the resource indication information, the position of the resource allocated to each station relative to the first station of the N stations, wherein the resource indication information is used to indicate the resource allocation sequence of the N stations and the resource allocation information, and N is greater than or equal to 2,
wherein a channel resource of a wireless local area network is divided into multiple resource block units, and
the processor is further configured to:
re-number resource block units in the multiple resource block units excluding resource block units allocated to first i?1 stations in the N stations, wherein 2?i determine resource allocation information of an ith station according to numbers of the resource block units in the multiple resource block units excluding the resource block units allocated to the first i?1 stations in the N stations and a position of a resource allocated to the ith station.

US Pat. No. 10,397,872

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING COMMUNICATIONS WITH AN IMPROVED NETWORK FRAME STRUCTURE ARCHITECTURE WITHIN WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS

Locix, Inc., San Bruno, ...

1. A system, comprising:a hub having one or more processing units and RF circuitry for transmitting and receiving communications in a wireless network architecture of a wireless network; and
a plurality of sensor nodes each having a wireless device with transmitter functionality and receiver functionality to enable bi-directional communications with the hub in the wireless network architecture, wherein the one or more processing units of the hub are configured to execute instructions to cause a change from a first power mode of a receiver of a sensor node to a second power mode upon transmitting notifications to the sensor node during a repeated hub broadcasting time slot, wherein the sensor node is configured to execute instructions to determine a group identifier for the received communications, to determine a group identifier for the sensor node, and to cancel transmission of a communication from the sensor node if the group identifier for the received communications matches the group identifier for the sensor node to reduce congestion within the wireless network.

US Pat. No. 10,397,839

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR IMPROVING HANDOVER IN A GLOBAL SYSTEM FOR MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for improving handover in a mobile station configured to operate a time division multiple access (TDMA) protocol in a global system for mobile communications (GSM) telecommunication network, the method comprising the steps of:receiving a handover command requesting that the mobile station perform a handover operation from a serving cell to a target cell;
configuring the mobile station to transmit and receive user plane data with the serving cell and the target cell during a time period between receiving the handover command and the handover operation being completed; and
transmitting user plane data, during the time period, via an uplink connection switched between the serving cell and the target cell, wherein the transmitted user plane data includes:
a first speech frame transmitted via the serving cell; and
a second speech frame including a first portion transmitted via the serving cell and a second portion transmitted via the target cell.

US Pat. No. 10,397,819

DYNAMIC MONITORING AND MANAGEMENT IN WIRELESS SYSTEMS

Nokia of America Corporat...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a processor and a memory communicatively connected to the processor, the processor configured to cause a wireless end device to at least:
receive feedback collection instruction information including a set of quality thresholds and, for each of the quality thresholds, a respective feedback probability that the wireless end device is to provide feedback information to a network device, wherein the quality thresholds and the feedback probabilities are inversely related;
determine a measured quality level of the wireless end device;
determine, based on a determination that the measured quality level of the wireless end device is associated with one of the quality thresholds and based on the respective feedback probability associated with the one of the quality thresholds, whether the wireless end device is to provide feedback information to the network device; and
send feedback information toward the network device based on a determination that the wireless end device is to provide feedback information to the network device.

US Pat. No. 10,397,814

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD AND DEVICE

Meizu Technology Co., Ltd...

1. A wireless communication method, comprising:determining by a first data transmitter whether the presence of a second data receiver is sensed, when the first data transmitter senses that a second data transmitter transmits data to the second data receiver; wherein the first data transmitter and the second data transmitter are located in an overlapping basis service set (OBSS), and the first data transmitter needs to transmit data to a first data receiver;
analyzing by the first data transmitter whether the second data transmitter senses the presence of the first data receiver, when determining that the presence of a second data receiver is not sensed; and
transmitting data to the first data receiver by the first data transmitter, when analyzing that the second data transmitter does not sense the presence of the first data receiver; and
when the first data transmitter determines that the presence of the second data receiver is sensed, the first data transmitter analyzes whether the second data transmitter senses the presence of the first data receiver, and when the first data transmitter determines that the second data transmitter does not sense the presence of the first data receiver, further comprising:
detecting by the first data transmitter whether a collected received signal strength indication corresponding to the first data receiver is greater than a received signal strength indication corresponding to the second data receiver; and
reducing a transmitting power of the first data transmitter by transmission power control when detecting that the collected received signal strength indication corresponding to the first data receiver is greater than the received signal strength indication corresponding to the second data receiver, and transmitting data to the first data receiver after determining the first data transmitter does not sense the presence of the second data receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,397,803

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DIRECTIONAL MESH NETWORKS WITH JOINT BACKHAUL AND ACCESS LINK DESIGN

IDAC Holdings, Inc., Wil...

1. A method for configuring a millimeter wave (mmW) mesh network, the method comprising:receiving, from a candidate node configured for millimeter wave communication, a request to join the mmW mesh network;
sending, to the candidate node, a mesh neighbor candidate list comprising mmW nodes identified as candidate mesh neighbors for the candidate node;
determining a mmW signal strength of the candidate node at a location;
testing that the candidate node conforms to a requirement of the mmW mesh network;
sending, to the candidate node, deployment aid information to help avoid mmW signal shadowing, the deployment aid information comprising the mmW signal strength of the candidate node at the location and a suggested geographic location for the candidate node;
determining a mmW node included in the mesh neighbor candidate list sent to the candidate node; and
sending, to the mmW node a request to perform a beam refinement procedure based on an indication that the candidate node conforms to the requirement of the mmW mesh network.

US Pat. No. 10,397,796

OVER-THE-AIR SIGNALING FOR AN INCREASED REUSE FACTOR IN A SHARED RADIO FREQUENCY SPECTRUM BAND

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:receiving, at a first user equipment (UE), a first communication over a shared radio frequency spectrum band from a first base station;
determining, based at least in part on receiving the first communication, whether or not a channel reservation signal is detected over the shared radio frequency spectrum band, wherein:
if the first communication comprises a pre-grant communication associated with a downlink communication, then the determining comprises determining whether or not a channel reservation for transmission signal is detected, and
if the first communication comprises a grant of uplink resources associated with an uplink transmission, then the determining comprises determining whether or not a channel reservation for reception signal is detected; and
transmitting a second communication over the shared radio frequency spectrum band, to the first base station, based at least in part on determining that the channel reservation signal is not detected, the second communication comprising an approval of the downlink transmission, or the uplink transmission, wherein:
if the first communication comprises the pre-grant communication associated with a downlink communication, then transmitting the second communication occurs whether or not a channel reservation for reception signal corresponding to the channel reservation for transmission is received; and
if the first communication comprises the grant of uplink resources, then transmitting the second communication occurs whether or not a channel reservation for transmission signal corresponding to the channel reservation for reception is received.

US Pat. No. 10,397,741

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SERVICE TRACKING

Shoreline Tracking System...

11. A method of service tracking in the hospitality industry, comprising the steps of:uniquely associating a plurality of mobile devices with a plurality of employees, the plurality of mobile devices each configured to periodically transmit a mobile device signal containing at least a unique mobile device ID;
receiving the mobile device signal in a plurality of fixed location devices arranged at different locations throughout the facility, each fixed location device configured to receive the mobile device signal and to transmit a fixed location device signal containing a fixed location device ID, the mobile device ID from the received mobile device signal and the signal strength of the received mobile device signal;
receiving the fixed location device signals in a coordinator device, the coordinator device configured to receive the fixed location device signals and to transmit a coordinator device signal, the coordinator device signal containing a coordinator device ID, the fixed location device ID, the mobile device ID and the signal strength of the mobile device signal;
receiving the coordinator device signal in a central processor; and
determining the location of each of the plurality of employees within the facility based on the signal strengths of the mobile device signals received in the plurality of fixed location devices; and further comprising the steps of:
transmitting a guest device signal from an electronic device associated with a guest, the guest device signal containing a guest ID associated with the guest;
receiving the guest device signal in the plurality of fixed location devices arranged at different locations throughout the facility, each fixed location device configured to receive the guest device signal and to transmit a fixed location device signal containing a fixed location device ID, the guest device ID from the received mobile device signal and the signal strength of the received guest device signal;
receiving the fixed location device signals in a coordinator device, the coordinator device configured to receive the fixed location device signals and to transmit a coordinator device signal, the coordinator device signal containing a coordinator device ID, the fixed location device ID, the guest device ID and the strength of the guest device signal;
receiving the coordinator device signal in a central processor; and
determining the location of each of the guest within the facility based on the signal strengths of the guest device signal received in the plurality of fixed location devices.

US Pat. No. 10,397,718

VIBRATION DIAPHRAGM AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

GOERTEK INC., Weifang, S...

1. A vibration diaphragm, characterized in comprising an annular support member, a first vibration diaphragm layer and a circuit layer, the annular support member comprising a support body and an inner hole, the first vibration diaphragm layer being fixedly connected to the support body, and the circuit layer being located on a surface of the first vibration diaphragm layer that is adjacent to a vibrating voice coil, being fixedly connected to the first vibration diaphragm layer and the support body, and being provided with a circuit area, a capacitance area and a capacitance solder pad, wherein the capacitance area is a capacitance electrode plate formed on the first vibration diaphragm layer and is communicated with the capacitance solder pad by means of the circuit area, and the capacitance solder pad corresponds to the support body.

US Pat. No. 10,397,680

HEADSET WITH ADJUSTABLE MICROPHONE SUPPORT AND METHOD FOR ADJUSTING MICROPHONE

Shure Acquisition Holding...

1. A headset for a microphone comprising:a first circular base for receiving an ear hook, a band, and a post extending from the first circular base;
a boom arm clip configured to receive a boom arm retaining a microphone, the boom arm clip comprising a slot, the slot comprising a pair of grooves, the pair of grooves together defining a channel sized to fit and retain the boom arm therein; and
an adjusting knob configured to secure to the post and configured to secure the boom arm clip onto the post in order to secure the boom arm in a number of positions on the headset to accommodate for different sized users.

US Pat. No. 10,397,639

HOT KEY SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Sitting Man, LLC, Raleig...

1. A presentation device, comprising:a non-transitory memory storing instructions and a plurality of applications including a first media player application, a second media player application, and a third application;
a touchscreen; and
one or more processors in communication with the non-transitory memory and the touchscreen, wherein the one or more processors execute the instructions to:
present, utilizing the touchscreen, a first media player application window associated with the first media player application;
detect, utilizing the touchscreen, a predetermined input;
in response to the detection of the predetermined input, present, utilizing the touchscreen, a control user interface adjacent and exterior to the first media player application window associated with the first media player application, the control user interface including a plurality of non-overlapping selectable representations identifying a subset of the plurality of applications that are executed, the selectable representations including: a second media player application window representation associated with the second media player application and having a first order attribute, and a third application window representation associated with the third application and having a second order attribute;
detect, utilizing the touchscreen, a selection of one of the selectable representations of the control user interface including the second media player application window representation associated with the second media player application;
in response to the detection of the selection of the one of the selectable representations of the control user interface, indicate that the second media player application is allowed to play one or more media streams in addition to the first media player application being allowed to play one or more other media streams, where the first media player application window associated with the first media player application is simultaneously presented, utilizing the touchscreen, with a second media player application window associated with the second media player application, such that the first media player application window is presented with at least one first input control and the second media player application window is presented with at least one second input control, the at least one first input control and the second input control each including at least one of a play input control or a pause input control;
detect, utilizing the touchscreen, a selection of the at least one first input control presented with the first media player application window;
in response to the detection of the selection of the at least one first input control presented with the first media player application window, present, utilizing the touchscreen, a first media stream in the first media player application window;
detect, utilizing the touchscreen and while the first media stream is being presented in the first media player application window, a selection of the at least one second input control presented with the second media player application window; and
in response to the detection of the selection of the at least one second input control presented with the second media player application window while the first media stream is being presented in the first media player application window, pause the presentation of the first media stream in the first media player application window, and present, utilizing the touchscreen, a second media stream in the second media player application window.

US Pat. No. 10,397,548

CAMERA MODULE

TDK TAIWAN CORP., Taoyua...

1. A camera module, comprising:a first light guiding hole, wherein a first light passes through the first light guiding hole;a second light guiding hole, wherein a second light passes through the second light guiding hole along a first direction, and the first light is parallel to the second light;a first camera assembly, having a first lens unit and an anti-vibration electromagnetic driving unit for driving the first lens unit to move along a second direction relative to a first optical sensor, wherein the second direction is perpendicular to the first direction, and the first optical sensor corresponds to and faces the first light guiding hole;
a second camera assembly, having a second lens unit and an electromagnetic driving unit for driving the second lens unit to move along the second direction relative to a second optical sensor, wherein the first light guiding hole and the second light guiding hole are arranged along the second direction; and
a light guiding assembly, disposed between the first camera assembly and the second camera assembly, and comprising a light path control unit and a switching unit, wherein the switching unit drives the light path control unit to rotate around a rotation axis perpendicular to the first direction and the second direction, wherein the distance between the center of a first magnetic element of the anti-vibration electromagnetic driving unit and the center of a second magnetic element of the electromagnetic driving unit is greater than the distance between the center of the first light guiding hole and the center of the second guiding hole.

US Pat. No. 10,397,515

PROTECTING PERSONAL PRIVACY IN A VIDEO MONITORING SYSTEM

Nokia of America Corporat...

1. A method comprising:compressing, at an image acquisition device, a media signal representative of a scene based on a sensing matrix that is a determined by a sensing matrix template and a set of template parameters;
providing, from the image acquisition device, the compressed media signal to a receiver; and
selectively providing a specification of a subset of the set of template parameters to the receiver so that the media signal cannot be reconstructed from the provided compressed media signal using the provided specification of the subset of the set of template parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,397,504

CORRECTING LAG IN IMAGING DEVICES

Kidde Technologies, Inc.,...

1. A method of correcting image lag in an imaging pixel, comprising:converting electromagnetic radiation in an infrared waveband into a first pixel value;
receiving the first pixel value from a current frame;
converting electromagnetic radiation in the infrared waveband into at least one second pixel value;
receiving the at least one second pixel value from at least one of a prior frame and a subsequent frame;
determining a first filter coefficient for the first pixel value;
determining a second filter coefficient for the at least one second pixel value;
calculating a pixel output by adding (a) a product of the first pixel value and the first filter coefficient to (b) a product of the at least one second pixel value and the corresponding second filter coefficient to compensate for image lag in the first pixel value; and
displaying an image on a display device using the calculated pixel output.

US Pat. No. 10,397,402

CROSS-LINKING CALL METADATA

1. A device comprising:a memory to store instructions;
a processor coupled to the memory, wherein when the processor executes the instructions the processor is to:
store a caller profile for a first individual using historical call metadata associated with an identifier for the first individual, wherein the caller profile comprises a behavioral characteristic of the first individual based on the historical call metadata;
receive, from a first electronic device, a first multimedia item representing a first communication by the first individual;
process the first multimedia item to generate first call metadata, wherein the first call metadata comprises a voice fingerprint of the first individual;
determine the identifier for the first individual using the voice fingerprint;
retrieve, using the identifier, the caller profile for the first individual from a database;
determine a first behavioral characteristic of the first multimedia item based on the first call metadata;
determine whether the first behavioral characteristic of the first multimedia item matches the behavioral characteristic of the caller profile; and
send a first notification to a second electronic device indicating that a behavior of the first individual in the first multimedia item deviated from the behavioral characteristic of the caller profile in response to determining that the first behavioral characteristic of the first multimedia item does not match the behavioral characteristic of the caller profile.

US Pat. No. 10,397,313

DATA STREAM LOAD BALANCING UTILIZING MULTIPLE SETS OF SERVERS

Nokia of America Corporat...

1. A method comprising:receiving a data stream comprising a plurality of tuples having respective key values;
separating the data stream into portions that are delivered to respective ones of a first set of servers to permit different tuples having the same key value to be processed by different servers of the first set;
for each distinct key value, maintaining in each of at least a subset of the servers of the first set a corresponding partial key result based on one or more of the tuples having that key value that are received by that server such that a first one of the servers of the first set maintains a first partial key result for a first key value and at least a second one of the servers of the first set maintains a second partial key result for the first key value; and
periodically delivering the partial key results from the servers of the first set to servers of a second set of servers to ensure that different partial key results having the same key value are processed by the same server of the second set;
wherein the first and second sets of servers are implemented using at least one processing device;
wherein a given partial key result for a particular key value maintained in a given one of the servers of the first set is based at least in part on a number of tuples having the particular key value that are received by the given server; and
wherein a rate of delivery of the partial key results from the servers of the first set to the servers of the second set varies as a function of (i) a rate at which tuples having a given one of the key values are processed by at least a given one of the servers of the second set and (ii) an arrival rate of tuples having the given key value.

US Pat. No. 10,397,217

AUTHENTICATION METHODS AND AUTHENTICATION APPARATUSES

BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TEC...

1. A method, applied to a user terminal, comprising:acquiring first server authentication information of a user from a server, wherein the first server authentication information is encrypted by the server using at least one first key obtained from a first number of characters in a user password of the user;
acquiring the first number of characters input by the user in a password input area;
decrypting the first server authentication information by using at least one second key obtained from the first number of characters input to the password input area resulting in decrypted first server authentication information;
feeding back at least one first authentication response to the user at least according to the decrypted first server authentication information; and
sending an authentication request to the server based on a server authentication pass instruction of the user, wherein the authentication request is used to request the server to authenticate the user.

US Pat. No. 10,397,179

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LOCALIZATION BASED ON INTERNET TERMINAL LOCATION

HUGHES NETWORK SYSTEMS, L...

1. A gateway, comprising:one or more non-transitory computer-readable mediums operatively coupled to one or more processors, and having instructions stored thereon that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the gateway to:
maintain a first IP address range associated with a first geographic area serviced by the gateway and a second IP address range associated with a second geographic area serviced by the gateway, wherein the second geographic area is different from the first geographic area;
receive a request from each of a first subscriber and a second subscriber serviced by the gateway, wherein the first subscriber is located within the first geographic area, and wherein the second subscriber is located within the second geographic area;
determine an appropriate source IP address to use in servicing the request of the first subscriber based on a first geographic area-specific policy for the first geographic area; and
determine an appropriate source IP address to use in servicing the request of the second subscriber based on a second geographic area-specific policy for the second geographic area.

US Pat. No. 10,397,053

METHODS FOR MANAGING STORAGE VIRTUAL MACHINE CONFIGURATION CHANGES IN A DISTRIBUTED STORAGE SYSTEM AND DEVICES THEREOF

NetApp Inc., Sunnyvale, ...

1. A method comprising:setting a flag associated with a configuration setting of a storage virtual machine (SVM) to a locked value based upon a request to lock the configuration setting, wherein the flag is replicated from a device hosting the SVM to a remote device to store within persistent storage, wherein a snapshot operation to create a snapshot of the configuration setting generates the request to lock the configuration setting;
queuing a configuration change requested to modify the configuration setting into a queue based upon the flag having the locked value;
setting the flag to an unlocked value so that the first configuration setting can be modified based upon an unlock request to unlock the configuration setting;
dequeuing and implementing the configuration change upon the first configuration setting based upon the first flag being set to the unlocked value and the snapshot operation successfully completing; and
failing the configuration change based upon the snapshot operation failing to complete within a period of time.

US Pat. No. 10,397,039

APPARATUS, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FALL-DOWN DETECTION BASED ON A WIRELESS SIGNAL

ORIGIN WIRELESS, INC., G...

1. A system having a processor, a memory communicatively coupled with the processor and a set of instructions stored in the memory for monitoring a transient motion in a venue, comprising:a transmitter located at a first position in the venue and configured for transmitting a wireless signal through a wireless multipath channel impacted by the transient motion of an object in the venue;
a receiver located at a second position in the venue and configured for:
receiving the wireless signal through the wireless multipath channel impacted by the transient motion of the object in the venue, and
obtaining a time series of channel information (CI) of the wireless multipath channel based on the wireless signal; and
a transient motion monitor configured for:
monitoring the transient motion of the object based on the time series of CI, and
triggering a response action based on the monitored transient motion of the object.

US Pat. No. 10,397,019

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE PLATFORM AND SAFETY ARCHITECTURE

PolySync Technologies, In...

1. A method implemented in a safety-critical system to enable continued safe operations with failed components, the method comprising:monitoring at least three components of the safety-critical system for output communicated over a system bus, the at least three components configured to produce the output indicative of a same event independently from the other components by using different input information than the other components;
comparing the outputs of the at least three components to determine whether each of the outputs indicates occurrence of the same event;
responsive to determining that a different output of one component does not indicate the occurrence of the same event as the outputs of the other components that do indicate the occurrence of the same event, identifying the one component as having failed; and
using the outputs of the other components to continue the safe operations of the safety-critical system without using the different output of the failed component.

US Pat. No. 10,397,018

METHOD FOR OPERATING A DISTRIBUTION POINT UNIT, RESPECTIVE DISTRIBUTION POINT UNIT AND CPE DEVICE

INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HO...

1. A method for operating a distribution point unit, wherein said distribution point unit comprises a selection circuit comprising monitor and control logic and a selection switch for providing a first service or a second service to at least a customer premises equipment, the selection switch having a default state, in which the first service is provided, and a second state, in which the second service is provided, said method comprisingreceiving, from said customer premises equipment, a switching signal, the switching signal powering the selection circuit; and
the monitor and control logic in the second circuit, when detecting the switching signal, switching the selection switch from the default state to the second state, to provide the second service to the customer premises equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,396,921

MULTI-LANE SYNCHRONIZATION METHOD, SYNCHRONIZATION APPARATUS AND SYSTEM, AND COMPUTER STORAGE MEDIUM

Sanechips Technology Co.,...

1. A synchronization method, comprising:forming N data frames, a frame header of each of the N data frames comprising an identical frame header sequence, N being greater than or equal to 1 and less than or equal to the number of lanes M, and M being an integer not less than 2; and
sending the N data frames via N lanes, wherein different data frames are sent via different lanes,
wherein the frame header sequence is configured to perform frame synchronization between a receiving end and a sending end or to check frame synchronization;
the frame header of each of the N data frames further comprise system synchronization information, system synchronization information of different data frames sent at the same time is different, the system synchronization information and lane identification information of the lanes have a mapping relationship; and
the system synchronization information is configured to provide basis for the receiving end to detect system synchronization.

US Pat. No. 10,396,879

METHOD AND DEVICE IN UE AND BASE STATION USED FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

SHANGHAI LANGBO COMMUNICA...

1. A method in a User Equipment (UE) for wireless communication, comprising:transmitting first information;
wherein the first information comprises at least the former two of {K first-type indexes, K1 first-type indexes, K first-type numerical values}, and the K1 first-type indexes are a subset of the K first-type indexes; the K first-type indexes are used for determining K antenna port groups respectively, and one antenna port group comprises a positive integer number of antenna ports; the UE can receive simultaneously radio signals coming from K1 antenna port groups, the K1 antenna port groups are a subset of the K antenna port groups, and the K1 first-type indexes are used for determining the K1 antenna port groups respectively; the K first-type numerical values are used for determining K channel qualities respectively, and the K channel qualities are one-to-one corresponding to the K antenna port groups; the K1 first-type indexes comprise at least one given first-type index, and a position of the given first-type index in the K first-type indexes is used for determining whether an antenna port group corresponding to the given first-type index belongs to the K1 antenna port groups; and the K is a positive integer greater than 1, and the K1 is a positive integer greater than 1 but not greater than the K.

US Pat. No. 10,396,854

SPUR ISOLATION IN A FIELDBUS NETWORK

Phoenix Contact Developme...

1. A device coupler capable of connecting a plurality of field devices to a network trunk of a two-wire fieldbus network of the type that transmits data signals and power over the two wires, the device coupler comprising:a trunk interface for connecting the device coupler to the network trunk and two or more spur isolation sets connected to the trunk interface in parallel with one another;
each spur isolation set comprising: an isolating element connected to the trunk interface and a set of two or more spur interfaces connected to the isolating element, the spur interfaces being connected in parallel with one another to the isolating element, the isolating element connecting the trunk interface and the spur interfaces together and galvanically isolating the trunk interface from the spur interfaces; and
in each spur isolation set: the isolating element comprises a respective transformer, the transformer comprising a first transformer winding connected to the trunk interface and a second transformer winding connected to the set of spur interfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,396,576

ELECTRIC VEHICLE (EV) CHARGE LOCATION NOTIFICATIONS AND PARKING SPOT USE AFTER CHARGING IS COMPLETE

Emerging Automotive, LLC,...

1. A computer implemented method, comprising:detecting, by a computer of a charging unit (CU), a connection of a charging connector of the CU to a vehicle charge port of an electric vehicle (EV), the detecting of the connection includes processing a data exchange between electronics of the EV and the computer of the CU;
receiving, by the computer of the CU, charge status of the EV while the charging connector is connected to the CU, the received charge status of the EV changes as charge is provided from the CU to a battery of the EV;
sending a notification by server to a user account that was used to obtain charge for the EV at the CU, the notification providing data for a graphical user interface that shows the charge status of the EV; and
receiving instructions from a device associated with the user account, to make payment of a fee or receive a fee charge, to instruct the CU to indicate an in progress or in-use state even when the EV is at a full level of charge while the EV is occupying the CU and is preventing others from access to the CU that is provided for public use of users with user accounts; and
sending data by the server to the computer of the CU to display an in progress or in-use state, wherein the server communicates over the internet with the device, wherein the payment of the fee charge functions as a parking fee when the EV is not actively charging, or enables the EV to remain in a charging spot for an amount of time after reaching the full level of charge.

US Pat. No. 10,396,568

BATTERY CHARGER WITH USER INTERFACE

TRAXXAS LP, McKinney, TX...

1. A battery charger, comprising:an electrical connector for electrically coupling to a battery to be charged and delivering a configurable electrical charge for charging the battery to be charged;
a sensor for obtaining information receivable from an RFID device connected to the battery to be charged, the information receivable comprising a battery type or a battery cell count;
a memory for storing a plurality of predefined charging parameter settings of the battery charger, the predefined charging parameter settings configured to correspond to the information receivable from the RFID device;
balance terminals and a balance connector port;
wherein the charger at least partially configures the electrical charge delivered to the battery to be charged in accordance with the predefined charging parameter settings corresponding to the information receivable; and
wherein the balance terminals and the balance port are configured to balance charge the battery to be charged when the battery to be charged is a Lithium Polymer battery.

US Pat. No. 10,396,542

BATH SAFETY CONTROL SYSTEM AND BATH SAFETY CONTROL METHOD

DARTPOINT TECH. CO., LTD....

1. A bath safety control system electrically coupled to at least one load, the bath safety control system comprising:a power source having two power source output terminals, the power source providing power for the load via the two power source output terminals;
at least one safety relay electrically coupled between one of the two power source output terminals and the load;
an operation relay electrically coupled between the other one of the two power source output terminals and the load;
a processing unit electrically coupled to the at least one safety relay and the operation relay; and
a detecting unit comprising at least one input terminal and an output terminal, the at least one input terminal comprising a first input terminal and a second input terminal, the first input terminal electrically coupled between the power source and the at least one safety relay, the second input terminal electrically coupled between the load and the operation relay, the output terminal electrically coupled to the processing unit,
wherein the processing unit determines whether the operation relay has a fault according to whether the detecting unit is activated,
when the processing unit determines that the operation relay has the fault, the processing unit controls the at least one safety relay to be turned off;
when the detecting unit is activated, the processing unit determines that the operation relay is turned on; and when the detecting unit is not activated, the processing unit determines that the operation relay is turned off;
wherein in a first operating mode of the bath safety control system, when the power source is supplied by electricity from a situation without electricity, the at least one safety relay is turned on and the operation relay is turned off;
when the bath safety control system is operated normally, the operation relay is turned on or turned off according to control of the processing unit and the at least one safety relay remains turned on;
and in the first operating mode, when the bath safety control system is operated normally,
when the detecting unit is activated and the processing unit determines that the operation relay should be turned on, the processing unit does not change a state of the at least one safety relay from being turned on;
when the detecting unit is activated and the processing unit determines that the operation relay should not be turned on, the processing unit changes the state of the at least one safety relay to an off state;
when the detecting unit is not activated and the processing unit determines that the operation relay does not require turning on, the processing unit does not change the state of the at least one safety relay from being turned on;
when the detecting unit is not activated and the processing unit determines that the operation relay requires turning on, the processing unit controls the operation relay to be turned on;
wherein in a second operating mode of the bath safety control system, when the power source is supplied by electricity from a situation without electricity, the at least one safety relay and the operation relay remain turned off,
when the operation relay and the at least one safety relay require turning on, the at least one safety relay is turned on firstly and then the operation relay is turned on;
when the operation relay and the at least one safety relay require turning off, the operation relay is turned off firstly and then the at least one safety relay is turned off;
and in the second operating mode, when the detecting unit is not activated and the processing unit determines that the operation relay does not require turning on, the processing unit does not change the state of the at least one safety relay from being turned off;
and in the second operating mode, when the detecting unit is not activated and the processing unit determines that the operation relay requires turning on, the processing unit controls the at least one safety relay to be turned on firstly and then controls the operation relay to be turned on;
and in the second operating mode, when the detecting unit is activated and the processing unit determines that the operation relay should be turned on, the processing unit does not change the state of the at least one safety relay from being turned on;
and in the second operating mode, when the detecting unit is activated and the processing unit determines that the operation relay should not be turned on, the processing unit changes the state of the at least one safety relay to the off state.

US Pat. No. 10,396,465

NON-RMS AFFECTING MOUNTING SYSTEM FOR ANTENNA SYSTEMS

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

1. An antenna system having improved surface accuracy after assembly, the system comprising:a reflector having a front reflecting curved surface, an outer rim, a back surface, and a plurality of mounting tabs positioned around the outer rim of the reflector, each of the plurality of mounting tabs being independently flexible with respect to the outer rim of the reflector;
a backing structure having a central mount, a plurality of attachment arms, and a feed arm attachment; and
a plurality of fasteners that secure each of the plurality of attachment arms to the outer rim of the reflector via the plurality of mounting tabs to support the reflector.

US Pat. No. 10,396,343

SEALING PATCH FOR ELECTROLYTE FILL HOLE

CPS TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS L...

1. A lithium-ion battery cell, comprising:an enclosure comprising a casing and a lid, the enclosure having an electrolyte fill hole extending in an axial direction through a surface of the casing opposite the lid, wherein the electrolyte fill hole comprises a first diameter, and wherein the first diameter is constant along the axial direction;
an electrochemical cell disposed within the enclosure;
a sealing patch laser welded to the surface of the casing around the electrolyte fill hole, wherein the sealing patch is configured to seal the electrolyte fill hole and the sealing patch does not extend into the electrolyte fill hole;
a laser weld between the sealing patch and the casing, wherein the laser weld is a partial penetration weld in which a depth of the laser weld extends through an entire thickness of the sealing patch and into the casing between a quarter of a thickness of the casing around the electrolyte fill hole and three quarters of the thickness of the casing around the electrolyte fill hole, such that a likelihood of crack formation in the surface of the casing around the electrolyte fill hole is reduced; and
an epoxy disposed between the surface of the casing and the sealing patch around the electrolyte fill hole, wherein the epoxy is configured to seal cracks in the enclosure generated during formation of the laser weld.

US Pat. No. 10,396,328

CELLULOSE BASED FUNCTIONAL COMPOSITES, ENERGY STORAGE DEVICES AND MANUFACTURING METHODS THEREOF

Teknologian tutkimuskesku...

1. A method of making a composite structure, the method comprising:obtaining a mixture in gel form, the step of obtaining the mixture in gel form comprising:
a step of preparing a mixture comprising at least cellulose, at least a portion of which is fibrillated cellulose, and water such that the solids content of the mixture is at least 20% of the weight of the mixture; and
a step of mixing the mixture obtained from the preparation step with at least one functional additive comprising at least one electrolyte, at least one of electrically conductive additive, cathode chemical, and anode chemical, at least one carbon component, or at least one of silicon and lithium, thereby obtaining the mixture in gel form containing the cellulose and the at least one functional additive as solids, the solids content of the gel being at least 20%, and up to 35%, of the weight of the gel,
processing the mixture in gel form having the solids content of at least 20%, and up to 35%, of the weight to form the composite structure having a shape; and
reducing the water content of the mixture to solidify the formed composite structure.

US Pat. No. 10,396,109

LOCAL STORAGE DEVICE IN HIGH FLUX SEMICONDUCTOR RADIATION DETECTORS AND METHODS OF OPERATING THEREOF

Redlen Technologies, Inc....

1. A detector element circuit in a CT imaging system, comprising:a plurality of radiation sensors for detecting photons attenuated by an object;
a first electronic component configured to determine an energy of photons detected by the plurality of radiation sensors and generate digitized photon count data, wherein the digitized photon count data comprises a digitized count of detected photons in one or more energy bins;
a field programmable gate array (FPGA) configured to receive the digitized photon count data from the first electronic component and generate an output representing the digitized photon count data, wherein the FPGA comprises a FPGA clock configured to control a rate at which the FPGA receives the digitized photon count data from channels of the first electronic component and at which the FPGA outputs the output representing the digitized photon count data; and
a local memory storage configured to receive the output representing the digitized photon count data from the FPGA and comprising a local storage clock configured to control a rate at which the local memory storage generates buffered output data derived from the digitized photon count data,wherein:the FPGA clock and the local storage clock are set such that the FPGA is clocked at a first clock rate and the local storage element outputs the buffered output data at a second clock rate; and
the second clock rate and the first clock rate are selected to reduce bottlenecks or data transfer issues imposed by bandwidth limitations between the local memory storage and a computer of the CT imaging system that is configured to receive the buffered output data from the local memory storage.

US Pat. No. 10,396,035

THREE-DIMENSIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING CONTACT PLUGS PENETRATING UPPER ADJACENT ELECTRODES

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A three-dimensional semiconductor device comprising:a substrate having a cell array region and a contact region;
a stacked structure comprising a plurality of electrodes and a plurality of electrode isolation insulating layers, which are alternately stacked on the substrate in a vertical direction, and having a stepwise structure on the contact region;
vertical structures penetrating the stacked structure in the cell array region, each of the vertical structures constituting a cell string;
contact plugs in the contact region;
a bit line landing plug on each vertical structure;
a dummy landing plug on an uppermost electrode of the plurality of electrodes comprised in the stacked structure; and
a contact landing plug on each contact plug,
wherein for each pair of immediately neighboring electrodes of the plurality of electrodes including an upper electrode and a lower electrode below the upper electrode, a corresponding one of the contact plugs contacts the lower electrode and penetrates and is electrically insulated from the upper electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,396,004

REDUCTION OF CROSS TALK IN WLCSP'S THROUGH LASER DRILLED TECHNIQUE

Dialog Semiconductor (UK)...

1. A wafer level chip scale package comprising:a plurality of redistribution layer (RDL) traces connected to a silicon wafer through openings through a first polymer layer to metal pads on a top surface of said silicon wafer;
a plurality of underbump metal (UBM) layers each contacting one of said plurality of RDL traces through openings in a second polymer layer over said first polymer layer;
a plurality of solder bumps each on a UBM layer;
a metal plating layer under said first polymer layer and not contacting any of said plurality of RDL traces; and
at least one separator lying between at least two of said plurality of RDL traces wherein said at least one separator comprises metal fencing in an area between two neighboring RDL traces wherein said metal fencing makes electrical contact with said metal plating layer.

US Pat. No. 10,395,956

SUBSTRATE TRANSFER APPARATUS AND METHOD OF TEACHING SUBSTRATE TRANSFER ROBOT

KAWASASKI JUKOGYO KABUSHI...

6. A substrate transfer apparatus comprising:a plurality of substrate supports, each of which includes a substrate placing portion and a pillar portion, the substrate placing portion including an upper surface on which an edge of a substrate is placed, the pillar portion being higher than the substrate placing portion; and
a substrate transfer robot including an arm, a substrate transfer hand rotatably coupled to the arm, and a controller configured to control operation of the arm and the substrate transfer hand, wherein
the substrate transfer hand includes:
a blade whose distal end side is branched into two portions that are a first end portion and a second end portion; and
an optical sensor configured to detect an object that blocks an optical path connecting the first end portion and the second end portion,
the optical path is inclined relative to a direction that is orthogonal to an axial direction of the substrate transfer hand when seen in a direction perpendicular to a main surface of the blade, and
the controller:
moves the substrate transfer hand to a detection start position at which the optical path of the optical sensor is positioned above the substrate placing portion and does not interfere with the pillar portion;
lowers the substrate transfer hand from the detection start position to a detection position at which an object is detected by the optical sensor; and
stores, as a height position of the substrate placing portion, a height of the optical path of the optical sensor from a predetermined positional reference when the substrate transfer hand is at the detection position.

US Pat. No. 10,395,876

PROTECTION DEVICE

POLYTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO...

1. A protection device, comprising:a first planar substrate comprising a first surface;
a second planar substrate comprising a second surface facing the first surface;
a heater comprising a first heating element and a second heating element in parallel connection, the first heating element being disposed on the first surface;
a fusible element disposed on the first surface and adjacent to the first heating element and the second heating element to absorb heat generated from at least one of the first and second heating elements and thereby be blown;
wherein a resistance of the second heating element is at least twice that of the first heating element;
wherein the first heating element is blown when a voltage applied to the protection device exceeds a predetermined voltage;
wherein the first heating element heats the fusible element when the voltage is less than the predetermined voltage and the second heating element heats the fusible element when the voltage exceeds the predetermined voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,395,866

HIGH VOLTAGE DC CIRCUIT BREAKER

HYOSUNG HEAVY INDUSTRIES ...

1. A high voltage DC circuit breaker, comprising:a vacuum circuit breaker installed on a DC transmission line and interrupting a current in the DC transmission line by operating when a fault occurs on one side or another side of the DC transmission line;
a gas circuit breaker connected in series with the vacuum circuit breaker;
an LC circuit connected in parallel with the vacuum circuit breaker and including a capacitor and a reactor connected in series with each other to induce LC resonance;
a first bidirectional switching device connected in series with the LC circuit and switching currents flowing in a forward and a backward directions; and
a second bidirectional switching device connected in parallel with the LC circuit and switching currents to induce the LC resonance in the forward and the backward directions,
wherein the first bidirectional switching device includes a pair of switches (G1 and G2) arranged to be counter to each other and connected in parallel, and the second bidirectional switching device includes a pair of switches (G3 and G4) arranged to be counter to each other and connected in parallel, and
wherein when a current flows from one side to the another side of the DC transmission line in a normal condition, the G1, G2, G3 and G4 are in an OFF state and the capacitor is charged to a DC voltage +Vc, and when a fault occurs at the another side of the DC transmission line, in a state in which the G1 to G3 are turned off, the switch G4 is turned on, and a voltage ?Vc is charged in the capacitor by the LC resonance occurring between the reactor and the capacitor through the G4, and then the G4 is turned off and the G2 is turned on, wherein the vacuum circuit breaker is supplied with a current through the G2 due to the voltage ?Vc charged in the capacitor, and the current supplied from the capacitor makes a zero current between two contact points of the vacuum circuit breaker,
wherein when a current flows from the another side to the one side of the DC transmission line in a normal condition, the G1, G2, G3 and G4 are in an OFF state and the capacitor is charged to a DC voltage +Vc, and when a fault occurs at the one side of the DC transmission, in a state in which the G2 to G4 are turned off, the G1 is turned on, wherein the vacuum circuit breaker is supplied with a current through the G1 due to a voltage (+Vc) that is preliminarily charged in the capacitor of the LC circuit, and the supplied current makes a zero current between the two contact points of the vacuum circuit breaker, and
wherein while the two contact points of the vacuum circuit breaker are separated from each other, when a predetermined time elapses, the gas circuit breaker starts operating, and wherein the gas circuit breaker starts operating before an operation period of the vacuum circuit breaker terminates, whereby an operation time of the vacuum circuit breaker and an operation time of the gas discharge circuit partially overlap.

US Pat. No. 10,395,862

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS COMPRISING AT LEAST ONE LUMINOUS BUTTON AND METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING SUCH AN APPARATUS

SAGEMCOM BROADBAND SAS, ...

1. An electronic equipment comprising a chassis engaged in a box having a face parallel to an engagement direction for engaging the chassis in the box and provided with at least one push button that is mounted to slide perpendicularly to said face and that includes a light guide projecting into said box, at least one electronic card being mounted on the chassis so as to extend parallel to said face of the box and being provided with at least one switch designed to co-operate both with the push button and also with at least one light source that is surrounded by a light-tight frame, which frame receives a free end of the light guide, the light-tight frame being of height that decreases on going away from the chassis and the end of the light guide being of height that decreases in an opposite direction so that they come mutually into contact only once the chassis is fully engaged in the box.

US Pat. No. 10,395,788

X-RAY COLLIMATOR

Adaptix Ltd, Oxfordshire...

1. An x-ray collimator, comprising:a substrate containing a plurality of collimator holes, wherein at least some of said collimator holes comprise along their axial lengths an entrance hole through which x-rays may pass into the collimator hole, a tapered portion being frustoconical, and a following tubular portion having an output hole, the x-ray collimator further comprising x-ray target material comprising a first thin sheet of high atomic number material and being arranged to convert, in use, electrons from an array of electron emitters into localized sources of x-ray photons, such that each of said at least some collimator holes emits a beam of x-ray photons emerging from the output hole in a narrow angle cone being approximately parallel or having an angle of deviation from parallel in the range 1 to 20 degrees.

US Pat. No. 10,395,781

IN-SITU DETERMINATION OF ROD CONTROL SYSTEM COIL AND CABLE IMPEDANCES FOR NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS

ANALYSIS AND MEASUREMENT ...

1. A system to monitor a control rod movement mechanism of a nuclear power plant, comprising:an electrical connector configured to connect to one or more test points of the control rod movement mechanism;
an impedance measuring unit configured to obtain signal values from the test points during operation of the nuclear power plant, and to determine a present impedance of at least one component of the control rod movement mechanism based on obtained signal values; and
a control unit configured to compare the present impedance to a reference impedance, and to generate a graphical output indicating degradation of the control rod movement mechanism if the present impedance deviates from the reference impedance by a predetermined amount.

US Pat. No. 10,395,774

VASCULAR FLOW ASSESSMENT

Cathworks Ltd, Kfar Saba...

1. A vascular assessment apparatus comprising:a processor communicatively coupled to a medical imaging device; and
a memory storing non-transitory computer-readable instructions, which when executed, cause the processor to:
receive medical images of a coronary vessel tree of a subject from the medical imaging device;
analyze the medical images to identify vessel segments within the coronary vessel tree including vessel segments that are located before or after bifurcations and/or trifurcations of the coronary vessel tree;
for each identified vessel segment:
analyze portions of the segment to determine at least one of a radius, diameter, or cross-sectional area of the vessel segment at the analyzed portions,
determine resistances for the analyzed portions of the vessel segment based on the least one of the radius, diameter, or the cross-sectional area at the analyzed portions, and
combine the determined resistances for the analyzed portions of the vessel segment to determine a total resistance of the identified vessel segment;
determine relative flow rates for each vessel segment based on mass conservation;
determine a relative pressure drop at each identified vessel segment based on total resistances and relative flow rates for the identified vessel segment and upstream vessel segments;
determine flow rates for each vessel segment based on the relative pressure drops at the respective vessel segment;
calculate an index indicative of vascular function, based, at least in part, on the determined flow rates; and
cause the index indicative of vascular function to be displayed.

US Pat. No. 10,395,768

STERILE IMPLANT TRACKING DEVICE AND METHOD

MATRIX IT MEDICAL TRACKIN...

1. A tracking assembly comprising:a reader comprising:
a housing structure that includes a base and a cover; and
a scanner positioned in the housing structure for scanning a medical implant;
a sterile sheath positioned on the cover; and
a sterile drape secured to the sterile sheath, where the sterile drape and the sterile sheath substantially enclose the housing structure.

US Pat. No. 10,395,743

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IMPLEMENTING ONE-WIRE PROGRAMMABLE CIRCUIT

INTELLISENSE (XIAMEN) MIC...

1. A one wire programmable circuit, comprising:a main circuit module;
an OTP module for controlling the main circuit module;
an OTP controlling module for controlling a read/write/programming of the OTP module;
one wire to multi-wire converter communicating with the OTP controlling module;
a first analog switch S1, a second analog switch S2 and a third analog switch S3 controlled by an output state of a bit OTPL in the OTP module;
a resistor R1 in parallel connection with the first analog switch S1 and a system clock controlled by the third analog switch S3;
a terminal of the parallel connection between the resistor R1 and the first analog switch S1 is connected to an output terminal of the main circuit module;
an other terminal of the parallel connection is connected to a terminal OUT for communicating with an external interface circuit; and
a data terminal of the one wire to multi-wire converter is connected to the terminal OUT through the second analog switch S2 or connected to the OUT terminal directly;
wherein the OTP controlling module is connected to the OTP module, and controls a setting of various parameters in the circuit through the OTP module; the first analog switch S1 is switched from an open position to a closed position after receiving a controlling signal from a programmed bit of OTPL.

US Pat. No. 10,395,561

THREE-DIMENSIONALLY PRINTED INTERNAL ORGANS FOR CRASH TEST DUMMY

HUMANETICS INNOVATIVE SOL...

1. An internal organ for a crash test dummy comprising:a three-dimensionally printed internal organ comprising a foam material having a plurality of defined and varied cell structures, the three-dimensionally printed internal organ being adapted to be disposed within a torso area of the crash test dummy and to be operatively coupled to a pressure transducer configured to measure regional pressure of the crash test dummy for providing evaluation of potential abdominal injuries during vehicle crash testing.

US Pat. No. 10,395,459

SAFETY LOCKOUT SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Master Lock Company LLC, ...

1. A method for performing a lockout-tagout procedure, comprising:reading, by a sensor of a portable device, a location tag positioned at a location or on a device that an electronic lock is associated with to acquire a location identifier;
acquiring, by a communication device of the portable device, audit data from the electronic lock regarding at least one of a lock event or an unlock event of the electronic lock as part of the lockout-tagout procedure; and
at least one of:
(i) transmitting, by the communication device of the portable device, the audit data and the location identifier to a remote server configured to provide for determination of compliance with the lockout-tagout procedure using the audit data and the location identifier; or
(ii) interpreting, by a processing circuit of the portable device, the audit data and the location identifier to determine the at least one of the lock event or the unlock event is part of the lockout-tagout procedure.

US Pat. No. 10,395,458

SECURE VEHICLE ACCESS METHOD AND SYSTEM

Dura Operating, LLC, Aub...

1. A vehicle access methodfor a vehicle which can be driven by different users, including a primary user and a secondary user, which is equipped with a keyless entry system, and which stores a master key, a primary key, a secondary key, and a tertiary key, and
a remote data server, which stores server data including identification information of the primary user, an elliptic encryption curve, the master key, the primary key, the secondary key and the tertiary, and
a first personal device which belongs to the primary user, which includes an application that is configured to connect to the keyless entry system and to the server, and which stores the identification information of the primary user and the elliptic encryption curve,
the access method comprises a data exchange phase including the following successive steps:
b1) sending the identification information of the primary user to the server via the application installed on the first personal device;
b2) receiving at the first personal device from the server encrypted server data using the elliptic encryption curve for the encryption, the encrypted server data including the secondary key, the tertiary key, and an encrypted master key using the primary key for the encryption,
the first personal device being configured to use the elliptic encryption curve to decrypt the encrypted server data, such that the first personal device stores the secondary key, the tertiary key, and the encrypted master key;
the access method subsequently comprises an access phase including the following successive steps:
c1)establishing at the vehicle a secure connection of the first personal device with the vehicle, implementing the tertiary key provided by the first personal device;
c2) if the secure connection procedure is successful, sending the encrypted master key to the vehicle from the first personal device
wherein the vehicle is configured to decrypt the encrypted master key using the primary key, and
after decryption, the vehicle is configured to control the keyless entry system such that the primary user can access the vehicle using the application installed on the first personal device.

US Pat. No. 10,395,392

LEARNING METHOD AND LEARNING DEVICE FOR STRATEGIC TRANSFORMING RGB TRAINING IMAGE SETS INTO NON-RGB TRAINING IMAGE SETS, TO BE USED FOR LEARNING OBJECT DETECTION ON OBJECTS OF IMAGES IN NON-RGB FORMAT, BY USING CYCLE GAN, RESULTING IN SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCI

StradVision, Inc., Gyeon...

1. A method for learning transformation of at least one annotated RGB image into at least one annotated Non-RGB image using a cycle GAN (Generative Adversarial Network), comprising steps of:(a) a learning device, if at least one first image in an RGB format is acquired, instructing a first transformer to transform the first image to at least one second image in a non-RGB format, instructing a first discriminator to determine whether the second image has a primary non-RGB format or a secondary non-RGB format, wherein the primary non-RGB format is the non-RGB format without a transformation from the RGB format and the secondary non-RGB format is the non-RGB format with the transformation from the RGB format, to thereby generate a 1_1-st result, and instructing a second transformer to transform the second image to at least one third image in the RGB format;
(b) the learning device, if at least one fourth image in the non-RGB format is acquired, instructing the second transformer to transform the fourth image to at least one fifth image in the RGB format, instructing a second discriminator to determine whether the fifth image has a primary RGB format or a secondary RGB format, wherein the primary RGB format is the RGB format without a transformation from the non-RGB format and the secondary RGB format is the RGB format with the transformation from the non-RGB format, to thereby generate a 2_1-st result, and instructing the first transformer to transform the fifth image to at least one sixth image in the non-RGB format; and
(c) the learning device calculating one or more losses by referring to at least part of the first image, the second image, the third image, the fourth image, the fifth image, the sixth image, the 1_1-st result, and the 2_1-st result, to thereby learn at least part of parameters of the first transformer, the second transformer, the first discriminator, and the second discriminator.

US Pat. No. 10,395,343

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR THE REAL-TIME ADAPTIVE FILTERING OF NOISY DEPTH OR DISPARITY IMAGES

1. A method for filtering an initial three-dimensional (3D) image, comprising the steps of:defining a local analysis zone for each 3D point that is associated with each pixel of the initial 3D image;
generating a spatial coherence image for the set of 3D points that are associated with the set of pixels of the initial 3D image, on the basis of a spatial coherence value measured for each 3D point in the local analysis zone, the spatial coherence value being linked to a number of 3D points contained in the local analysis zone of said point;
generating a geometrical reality image for the set of 3D points that are associated with the set of pixels of the initial 3D image, on the basis of a geometrical reality value measured for a pixel associated with each 3D point in the local analysis zone, the geometrical reality value being linked to a number of 3D points that are visible in an image projected into an empty scene of the local analysis zone;
generating a binary image on the basis of the spatial coherence and geometrical reality images, wherein each point of the binary image is classed as a scene point or as a noise point according to the spatial coherence and geometrical reality values obtained for that point; and
combining the binary image with the initial 3D image in order to obtain a denoised image.

US Pat. No. 10,395,341

PANORAMIC IMAGE GENERATION METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR USER TERMINAL

BAIDU ONLINE NETWORK TECH...

1. A panoramic image generation method for a user terminal, comprising:obtaining a plurality of images shot by a user terminal, determining an adjacence relationship among the plurality of images, and performing feature matching on adjacent images to obtain matched feature-point-pairs;
obtaining an optimized camera parameter according to the matched feature-point-pairs and an initial camera parameter;
performing a color adjustment on the adjacent images to obtain color adjusted adjacent images; and
mosaicking the color adjusted adjacent images according to the optimized camera parameter to generate a panoramic image.

US Pat. No. 10,395,314

OPENING PRICE PROCESS FOR TRADING SYSTEM

Primex Holdings, LLC, Ne...

1. A method for determining the opening price of a financial security in an automated trading system which may be associated with a stock exchange in which buy and sell orders are received from participants prior to the opening of the market with the method executed using a computer of the automated trading system over a distributed computer network, said method comprising, in combination:receiving prior to the opening of the market, from the participants via graphical user interfaces of respective order systems in the distributed computer network connected to the automated trading system, the buy and sell orders for the financial security which specify quantity and a predefined relative indication (PRI) associated therewith;
using the computer of the automated trading system for automatically determining from the received buy and sell orders the existence of an imbalance between the received buy and sell orders;
electronically disseminating messages, via the graphical user interfaces of the order systems of the participants, to identify the existence of the imbalance between the buy and sell orders prior to the opening of the market;
automatically determining from said imbalance an anticipated share allocation indicating an amount of shares that each participant can be allocated to sell or buy upon the opening of the market for the imbalance to be minimized or eliminated;
transmitting the anticipated share allocation via the graphical user interfaces of the order systems of the participants prior to the opening of the market;
electronically disseminating on a continuous periodic basis, via the graphical user interfaces of the order systems of the participants, an updated imbalance message to allow for new orders to participate in the opening on the opposite side of the imbalance for the purpose of eliminating the order imbalance;
applying the received PM via the graphical user interfaces of the order systems of the participants, priced at a dynamically changing national best bid offer (NBBO) plus an optional price improvement value, for the orders on the side that reduces the imbalance;
receiving bid and ask quotations before the opening of the market;
using said computer of the automated trading system when the market opens for automatically determining the numerically highest entered price quotation from the received bid and ask quotations;
automatically computing an opening price for said financial security when the market is opened at a fixed single price based upon the determination of the numerically highest entered price quotation;
executing orders to buy or sell shares of a financial security that match one another based on the selected best bid/ask quotation;
allocating the remaining share imbalance among the participants at the opening of the market based on the determined highest price quotation on the side of the imbalance if an imbalance remains and executing, for each participant, the allocated remaining imbalance of shares at the determined opening price.

US Pat. No. 10,395,228

DEVICE CONNECTION SYSTEM, PORTABLE TERMINAL, DEVICE CONNECTION METHOD, AND DEVICE CONNECTION PROGRAM

NEC PLATFORMS, LTD, Kana...

1. A portable terminal used in a system in which a first device and a second device which is located close to the first device and is not connected to the first device electrically are handled as a set by being associated with each other and in which a plurality of such sets are disposed at locations distant from each other, the system including a storage configured to store information indicating a first device and a second device for each of the plurality of sets, the portable terminal comprising:a first communicator configured to perform communication in compliance with a first communication format that is a short-distance wireless communication format, the first communicator communicating with the first devices and not communicating with the second devices; and
a second communicator configured to perform communication with the second devices in compliance with a second communication format,
wherein:
the portable terminal is configured to perform communication via the first communicator with one of the first devices so as to specify one of the sets whose information is stored in the storage, the one of the sets including said one of the first devices located closer to the portable terminal than other first devices,
the portable terminal is configured to perform communication via the second communicator with a second device that is located close to the portable terminal and included in the specified set, and
distances between each of the plurality of such sets are based on short-distance communication areas of each of the plurality of such sets.

US Pat. No. 10,395,084

FINGERPRINT IDENTIFICATION DEVICE

SUPERC-TOUCH CORPORATION,...

1. A fingerprint identification device, comprising:a plurality of fingerprint sensing electrodes;
at least one shielding enhancement electrode corresponding to a plurality of the fingerprint sensing electrodes;
a fingerprint detection circuit powered by a first power source, and including a capacitive stimulation signal source; and
an auxiliary enhancement signal circuit powered by a second power source, and including an auxiliary enhancement signal source,
wherein the fingerprint detection circuit transmits a capacitive stimulation signal of the capacitive stimulation signal source to a selected fingerprint sensing electrode, receives a fingerprint sensing signal from the selected fingerprint electrode, applies the fingerprint sensing signal and the capacitive stimulation signal signals individually or together to an amplifier with a gain greater than or equal to zero to generate a capacitive elimination shielding signal with a phase same as the capacitive stimulation signal or the fingerprint sensing signal, and transmits the capacitive elimination shielding signal to the shielding enhancement electrode corresponding to the selected fingerprint sensing electrode for performing a fingerprint detection operation,
wherein the auxiliary enhancement signal source of the auxiliary enhancement signal circuit outputs an auxiliary enhancement signal to the shielding enhancement electrode corresponding to the selected fingerprint sensing electrode for performing the fingerprint detection operation.

US Pat. No. 10,395,058

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR OBTAINING ANONYMIZED INFORMATION DERIVED FROM DATA OBTAINED FROM EXTERNAL DATA PROVIDERS

FORTIFID, INC., San Jose...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:generating, by a persona management system, a searchable data store containing metadata related to a plurality of users of the persona management system, the metadata including entries indicating:
a first identifier of a user of the plurality of users of the persona management system,
a second identifier of an external data provider of a plurality of external data providers that possess data related to users of the persona management system,
a third identifier of an algorithm that is used to transform data possessed by the external data provider related to the user of the persona management system into one or more transformed data values, and
the one or more transformed data values, wherein the one or more transformed data values include one or more dimensionally reduced values, and wherein the one or more dimensionally reduced values obfuscate the data possessed by the data provider about the user of the persona management system;
receiving a request to obtain identifiers of users matching one or more criteria, wherein each of the one or more criteria is related to an algorithm of a plurality of algorithms used to generate the searchable data store;
identifying, based on the searchable data store, one or more users of the persona management system that are associated with one or more transformed data values satisfying the one or more criteria; and
providing anonymous identifiers of the one or more users of the persona management system that are associated with one or more transformed data values satisfying the one or more criteria.

US Pat. No. 10,395,018

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND DEVICE OF DETECTING IDENTITY OF A USER AND AUTHENTICATING A USER

BIOCATCH LTD., Tel Aviv ...

1. A method comprising:(a) generating a user-authentication process that utilizes at least a combination of: (I) a self-taken image of a user of an electronic device, together with (II) device spatial-orientation data as derived from image analysis of one or more images captured by a camera of said electronic device and (III) sensing device-acceleration data or device-orientation data of said electronic device, via at least one of: an accelerometer of said electronic device, and a gyroscope of said electronic device, as an authentication factor for authenticating said user to a computerized service;
(b) in said user-authentication process,
(b1) capturing via the camera of said electronic device, one of: (i) a set of self-taken image frames, or (ii) a video comprising self-taken image frames;
(b2) performing an analysis of content of at least one frame of said self-taken image frames that were captured via said camera of said electronic device;
(b3) based on said analysis of content, determining non-correspondence of said self-taken image frames to a genuine set of image frames captured by a live person utilizing said electronic device, by detecting in said self-taken image frames lack of movement or shaking;
(b4) sensing said acceleration data or device-orientation data that accompanies the submission by said user of said self-taken image frames;
(b5) determining a mismatch between (i) said acceleration data or device-orientation data as sensed by said electronic device, and (ii) device acceleration data or device-orientation data that is expected to accompany capturing and submission of said self-taken image frames;
(c) based on the determining of steps (b3) and (b5), triggering an alert that said self-taken image is estimated to be a resubmission of a previously-captured image.

US Pat. No. 10,395,006

CENTRALIZED EOB ARCHIVING AND ACCESS

Alegeus Technologies, LLC...

1. A system for managing electronic records of benefit information, comprising:a communications interface of a benefits-records system configured to establish, via a computer network, a first secure network connection with a first device of a first insurance provider of a plurality of insurance providers;
the communications interface further configured to receive, via the first secure network connection from the first device of the first insurance provider, a first electronic record comprising, in a first format having a first plurality of fields, data from the plurality of fields indicating an insured employee and a first medical-insurance adjudication explanation for a first service of a first patient generated by the first insurance provider;
the communications interface further configured to establish, via the computer network, a second secure network connection with a second device of a second insurance provider of the plurality of insurance providers;
the communications interface further configured to receive, via the second secure network connection from the second device of the second insurance provider, a second electronic record comprising, in a second format having a second plurality of fields different from the first format, data from the plurality of fields indicating the insured employee and a second medical-insurance adjudication explanation for a second service of a second patient generated by the second insurance provider, the second patient different from the first patient;
the communications interface further configured to receive, via the computer network from a third device of the insured employee, a fourth electronic record comprising, in a third format, data indicating the insured employee and a third medical-insurance adjudication explanation for a third service generated by a device of a third insurance provider;
the communications interface further configured to transmit, via the computer network, the first electronic record, the second electronic record, and the fourth electronic record to one or more devices designated by request of insured party;
a processor of the benefits-records system configured to:
identify the first format of the first electronic record based on an identity of the first insurance provider;
extract, based on the provided information defining the first format of the first insurance provider, data from the first electronic record corresponding to the provided information;
provide, based on unidentified one or more portions of first format, an interface configured to receive user input for the first electronic record;
obtain an indication of an unpaid expense determined from adjudication of a medical-insurance claim adjudicated by the first insurance provider;
convert, using a mapping of data extracted from the first electronic record and the user input received from the interface, the first electronic record in the first format into a common format configured for the benefits-records system that is common to each of the plurality of insurance providers;
store the converted first electronic record in a storage device of the benefits-records system, the benefits-records system configured with a data repository that maintains electronic records in the common format;
identify the second format of the second electronic record based on an identity of the second insurance provider, the second format different from the first format;
convert, using the mapping of data extracted from the second electronic record and the user input received from the interface, the second electronic record in the second format into the common format;
convert, using the mapping of data extracted from the fourth electronic record and the user input received from the interface, the fourth electronic record in the third format into the common format;
generate, using the converted first electronic record, the converted second electronic record, and the converted fourth electronic record, a third electronic record for a single explanation of benefits comprising, in a single optically readable bar code that concatenates information from the first plurality of fields and the second plurality of fields with a descriptor of the optically readable bar code, data indicating (i) the first medical-insurance adjudication explanation for the first service of the first patient received, by the benefits-records system, in the first format via the first secure network connection with the first device of the first insurance provider, (ii) the second medical-insurance adjudication explanation for the second service of the second patient received, by the benefits-records system, in the second format via the second secure network connection with the second device of the second insurance provider, (iii) the third medical-insurance adjudication explanation, and (iv) the indication of the unpaid expense associated with one or more medical-insurance claims in the third electronic record for the single explanation of benefits; and
transmit, to a fourth device of the insured employee, the third electronic record for the single explanation of benefits in the single optically readable bar code with the descriptor, wherein the fourth device is configured to scan the single explanation of benefits and automatically extract, from the single optically readable bar code, data indicating (i) the first medical-insurance adjudication explanation for the first service of the first patient received, (ii) the second medical-insurance adjudication explanation for the second service of the second patient, (iii) the third medical-insurance adjudication explanation, and (iv) the indication of the unpaid expense associated with the one or more medical-insurance claims in the third electronic record for the single explanation of benefits.

US Pat. No. 10,395,005

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING REAL-TIME BI-DIRECTIONAL CHARGE CAPTURE-CENTRALIZED CONVERSATION BETWEEN BILLING AND PROVIDER ENTITIES

NUESOFT TECHNOLOGIES, INC...

1. A method for providing a real-time bi-directional health care charge capture-centralized conversation securely between a Billing entity and a Provider entity regarding a real-time charge capture data and a real-time claim data within a secure network, said method comprising the steps of:providing a first computer apparatus having a display and having a first secure point-to-point connection to a database server and a second computer apparatus having a display and having a second secure point-to-point access to said database server, said first and said second computer apparatuses having a charge capture module, said charge capture module having secure access to a real-time charge capture-centralized conversation data stored on said database server;
loading an interface thereon said first computer apparatus, said interface having a charge capture interface, a billing interface and a messaging interface, wherein said charge capture interface is capable of recording at least one of the group consisting of: diagnoses, diagnosis notes, treatments, treatment notes and combinations thereof, and wherein said billing interface is capable of recording at least one of the group comprising consisting of standardized diagnostic codes and standardized treatment codes, and wherein said messaging interface is capable of displaying a threaded conversation of messages between the Billing entity and the Provider entity;
displaying said interface on said display of said first computer apparatus;
loading said charge capture module via said network thereon said first computer apparatus;
performing at least one action in said charge capture module on said first computer apparatus from a group of actions including: entering a message associated with said real-time charge capture data, entering a message associated with said real-time claim data, editing said real-time claim data, and combinations thereof said messages comprising a request for supplemental information, a request for clarification, a request for correction, responses to said requests, or combinations thereof;
packaging data resulting from said at least one action into a data package;
transmitting said data package from said first computer apparatus to said database server via said first secure point-to-point connection; and
gathering said data package into a threaded conversation as an updated version of said real-time charge capture-centralized conversation data;
wherein the Billing entity utilizes said second secure point-to-point connection to cooperatively assemble a healthcare claim for reimbursement based upon data in said real-time charge capture-centralized conversation data thereby communicating in a secure.

US Pat. No. 10,394,977

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SHAPE-BASED ENERGY ANALYSIS OF SOLIDS

1. A method of designing a physical structure, the method comprising:storing a structural model of the physical structure;
defining a mesh for the structural model, wherein the mesh includes a plurality of finite elements, and wherein each element of the finite elements is defined by a plurality of edges of the element;
identifying a governing differential equation for each of the plurality of finite elements;
for each element of the plurality of finite elements:
identifying a plurality of complementary functions that exactly satisfy the corresponding governing differential equation,
wherein each of the plurality of complementary functions for the finite element is associated with a respective scalar multiplier, and
wherein a count of the respective scalar multipliers for the element establishes a number of degrees of freedom of the element;
determining an applied stimulus for the physical structure, wherein the applied stimulus includes at least one of an applied mechanical force, an applied mechanical stress, an applied mechanical strain, an applied mechanical torque, an applied mechanical moment, an applied translational displacement, and an applied rotational displacement;
generating an energy optimization model that minimizes a difference between internal energy of the plurality of finite elements and external energy of the plurality of finite elements,
wherein an internal energy of each finite element of the plurality of finite elements is based on strain energy in a volume of the finite element (i) defined by the edges of the finite element and (ii) resulting from deformations of the finite element by the corresponding plurality of complementary functions,
wherein an external energy of each finite element of the plurality of finite elements is based on external work done by external stimulus acting on the finite element as deformed by the corresponding plurality of complementary functions,
wherein the external stimulus is based on the applied stimulus,
wherein generating the energy optimization model includes, for each element of the plurality of finite elements:
determining a difference expression between the internal energy of the element and the external energy of the element, and
for each degree of freedom of the element, generating a set of equation parameters by calculating a partial differential of the difference expression with respect to the respective scalar multiplier, and
wherein generating the energy optimization model includes transforming the sets of equation parameters for each of the degrees of freedom of the plurality of finite elements into a first matrix;
solving the energy optimization model for the respective scalar multipliers, wherein solving the energy optimization model includes transforming the first matrix using an inversion operation;
calculating a physical parameter of interest of the physical structure in response to the applied stimulus, wherein the physical parameter of interest includes at least one of a mechanical strain on the physical structure, a mechanical stress on the physical structure, a mechanical force on the physical structure, a mechanical moment of the physical structure, a mechanical torque of the physical structure, a translational displacement of the physical structure, and a rotational displacement of the physical structure, and wherein the physical parameter of interest is calculated based on the solved scalar multipliers;
determining whether the physical parameter of interest satisfies a design parameter of the physical structure; and
in response to the physical parameter of interest not satisfying the design parameter, updating the structural model of the physical structure.

US Pat. No. 10,394,960

TRANSLITERATION DECODING USING A TREE STRUCTURE

FACEBOOK, INC., Menlo Pa...

1. A method for transliteration decoding using a tree structure, comprising:generating a tree structure for an input token in an input string in a first script system, the tree structure including nodes representing phonemes of the input token;
identifying segmentation candidates, each segmentation candidate comprising a series of one or more nodes forming a path within the tree structure representing a series of one or more phonemes;
selecting a segmentation candidate based on probabilities of the segmentation candidates predicted by a probabilistic model;
segmenting the input token into character groups, the character groups comprising one or more phonemes from the selected segmentation candidate that correspond to characters in a second script system;
decoding the character groups in the first script system into the characters in the second script system, the characters forming a word or a word prefix in the second script system; and
outputting the word or the word prefix in the second script system.

US Pat. No. 10,394,959

UNSUPERVISED NEURAL BASED HYBRID MODEL FOR SENTIMENT ANALYSIS OF WEB/MOBILE APPLICATION USING PUBLIC DATA SOURCES

International Business Ma...

1. A machine trained method of determining sentiments in social network communications, the method executed by at least one computer processor, the method comprising:extracting a text document from a web site;
tokenizing the text document into tokens;
inputting the tokens to a word to vector conversion model and running the word to vector conversion model to generate word vectors, a word vector representing a corresponding word in n different dimensions, wherein n is tunable;
inputting the word vectors to a term frequency inverse document frequency (TF-IDF) algorithm to generate sentence vectors, a sentence vector of a corresponding sentence generated from word vectors corresponding to words appearing in the corresponding sentence;
randomly selecting a subset of the sentence vectors for tagging with sentiment labels;
training via machine learning a classifier based on the subset of sentence vectors that are tagged;
running the classifier with the sentence vectors as input to predict a sentiment associated with each of the sentence vectors; and
combining the predicted sentiment associated with said each of the sentence vectors to generate a sentiment associated with the text document.

US Pat. No. 10,394,950

GENERATION OF A GRAMMATICALLY DIVERSE TEST SET FOR DEEP QUESTION ANSWERING SYSTEMS

International Business Ma...

1. A method of providing a test set of natural language sentences for a deep question answering system comprising:receiving a plurality of natural language sentences in computer-readable form wherein each natural language sentence has a composition of certain words, by executing first instructions in a computer system;
analyzing the natural language sentences to characterize different syntactical classifications of the sentences, by executing second instructions in the computer system;
selecting a subset of the natural language sentences according to a desired syntactic distribution based on the different syntactical classifications wherein each natural language sentence in the subset is unchanged from its composition, by executing third instructions in the computer system;
storing the selected subset as the test set, by executing fourth instructions in the computer system;
applying the test set to the deep question answering system to train the deep question answering system, by executing fifth instructions in the computer system;
receiving a query from a user, by executing sixth instructions in the computer system;
using the deep question answering system to generate an answer to the query, by executing seventh instructions in the computer system; and
presenting the answer to the user, by executing eighth instructions in the computer system.

US Pat. No. 10,394,947

SPREADSHEET WITH UNIT BASED MATH

Workday, Inc., Pleasanto...

1. A system for performing units-based math for spreadsheet cell values comprising:a processor to:
host a spreadsheet document;
parse a formula containing a first measure, a first unit of measure, a second measure, a second unit of measure, and an operator, wherein the spreadsheet document includes the formula;
determine whether the first unit of measure, the second unit of measure, and the operator are compatible, comprising to:
determine whether the first unit of measure and the second unit of measure are comparable, comprising to:
determine whether each unit of measure is capable of being converted to the other unit of measure; and
in response to a determination that the each unit of measure is not capable of being converted to the other unit of measure:
 determine whether the operator is a multiplication operator; and
 in response to a determination that the operator is the multiplication operator, determine that the first unit of measure, the second unit of measure, and the operator are compatible;
in response to a determination that the first unit of measure, the second unit of measure, and the operator are compatible:
determine a resulting measure and a resulting unit of measure by applying the operator to the first measure, the first unit of measure, the second measure, and the second unit of measure, comprising to:
in response to a determination that the first unit of measure and the second unit of measure are not comparable and the operator is the multiplication operator, multiply the first unit of measure and the second unit of measure to obtain the resulting unit of measure, wherein the resulting unit of measure comprises a combination of the first unit of measure, the operator, and the second unit of measure, wherein the first unit of measure and the second unit of measure do not comprise a like unit of measure; and
associate the resulting measure with the resulting unit of measure.

US Pat. No. 10,394,945

WEBPAGE ANNOTATION AND COMMUNITY SHARING SYSTEM

Jumbo Technology Co., Ltd...

1. A webpage annotation and community sharing system for a user to annotate text descriptions to a webpage, comprising:a webpage browsing element, displaying the webpage which includes a plurality of data;
a webpage segmentation element, retrieving the plurality of data from the webpage browsing element, the webpage segmentation element including at least one annotation point inserted into the plurality of data to divide the plurality of data into an upper data segment and a lower data segment and to define an annotation space between the upper data segment and the lower data segment;
an annotation element, connected with the webpage browsing element and the webpage segmentation element, the annotation element receiving the text descriptions from the user and converting the text descriptions into an annotation data which is transmitted to the webpage segmentation element and the webpage browsing element, wherein the webpage segmentation element inserts the annotation data into the annotation space, and the webpage browsing element integrates the annotation data with the plurality of data to displayed on the webpage; and
a webpage generating element, integrating the webpage which includes the annotation data and the plurality of data with the annotation space to form a shared webpage.

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. 10,394,890

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. 10,394,799

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. 10,394,791

INFORMATION PROCESSOR DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, CONTENT IMAGE GENERATING METHOD, AND CONTENT DATA GENERATING METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY RECORDING EVENTS BASED UPON EVENT CODES

SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAI...

1. An information processor comprising:a behavioral data acquisition section adapted to acquire a plurality of behavioral data about behaviors performed by a user of interest including dates and times of the behaviors,
wherein each behavioral data includes a behavior, a nature of the behavior, and a timing of the behavior, and
wherein each behavioral data is stored in a user profile;
a feature quantity calculation section adapted to calculate feature quantities indicating features of the behaviors performed by the user of interest at least during each of first and second periods which are different from each other by using the timing of the behavior in the acquired plurality of behavioral data;
an evaluation section adapted to evaluate similarity between the user of interest and other users, without using collaborative filtering, by using at least some of the calculated feature quantities; and
a recommendation section adapted to concurrently recommend a similar user, determined to be similar to the user of interest, and a video game to play with the similar user by an evaluation result of the evaluation section, to the user of interest,
wherein the recommendation section is adapted to recommend (a) a piece of content, owned by a ratio of similar users greater than a threshold ratio, to the user of interest as a recommended piece of content and (b) a timing during which to play the piece of content in collaboration with similar users,
wherein the similar users are determined to be similar to the user of interest by an evaluation result of the evaluation section,
wherein the piece of content is not owned by the user of interest.

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. 10,394,703

MANAGING CONVERGED IT INFRASTRUCTURE WITH GENERIC OBJECT INSTANCES

VCE IP Holding Company LL...

1. A method of managing a predetermined configuration of physical components of an electronic system for providing information technology (IT) resources to users, comprising:communicating over a network with the predetermined configuration of physical components of the electronic system to discover configuration information from the predetermined configuration of physical components, the predetermined configuration of physical components including a plurality of storage components, a plurality of compute components, and a plurality of network components; and
generating a system object instance according to an object model of the electronic system and using the configuration information discovered from the predetermined configuration of physical components of the electronic system, the object model being a definition of a class and the system object instance being an instance of the class, the system object instance representing the electronic system as a unified entity and including (i) a first set of sub-object instances and (ii) a second set of sub-object instances that are instances of sub-classes subordinate to the class, the first set of sub-object instances of the system object instance representing respective logical categories of the physical components, and the second set of sub-object instances of the system object instance representing respective physical components of the electronic system and providing access to the configuration information discovered from the predetermined configuration of physical components over the network,
wherein the first set of sub-object instances includes a logical storage instance to represent the plurality of storage components of the predetermined configuration of physical components of the electronic system as a unified entity, a logical compute instance to represent the plurality of compute components of the predetermined configuration of physical components of the electronic system as a unified entity, and a logical network instance to represent the plurality of network components of the predetermined configuration of physical components of the electronic system as a unified entity.

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. 10,394,532

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RAPID DEVELOPMENT AND DEPLOYMENT OF REUSABLE ANALYTIC CODE FOR USE IN COMPUTERIZED DATA MODELING AND ANALYSIS

OPERA SOLUTIONS U.S.A., L...

21. A computer-implemented method for rapid development and deployment of reusable analytic code for use in computerized data modeling and analysis, the method using computer processes comprising:obtaining, using a signal manager, source data from a plurality of data sources and to generate and monitor from the source data a reusable signal layer of maintained and refreshed named signals on top of the source data; and
allowing, using a graphical user interface, users to define signal categories and relationships used by the signal manager to generate the reusable signal layer of maintained and refreshed named signals, explore lineage and dependencies of the named signals in the signal layer, monitor and manage the signal layer including recovery from issues identified by monitoring of the named signals by the signal manager, and create and execute analytic code applications that utilize the named signals.

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. 10,394,309

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. 10,394,230

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR INVERTING A SIMULATION PROCESS TO VALIDATE A PRODUCT DESIGN

DASSAULT SYSTEMES SIMULIA...

1. A computer-implemented method of inverting a simulation process, the method comprising:configuring a simulator with one or more simulation analysis methods configured for selection by the simulator to at least one simulation based on simulation analysis types;
providing, to the simulator, at least one of product design, design targets for the product, and operating environment conditions for the product;
automatically defining, by the simulator, at least one simulation for validating the product design by selecting one or more of the simulation analysis methods based on the product design parameters;
mapping each of a set of design targets for the product to an analysis type that is added to a list of analysis types associated with the product;
simplifying the list of analysis types by combining at least some of the analysis types in the list of analysis types;
generating the at least one simulation by determining an analysis sequence from the simplified list of analysis types;
executing the at least one defined simulation;
receiving product design input that indicates design targets for assessing the product design;
automatically analyzing, by the simulator, the resulting simulation data, using the received design targets, to validate the product design;
determining simulation input values for tuning or improving the validated product design; and
outputting the determined simulation input values to a user.

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. 10,394,058

ADVANCED OPTICAL MODULATION GENERATION BY COMBINING ORTHOGONAL POLARIZED OPTICAL SIGNALS VIA LASER WITH DUAL OUTPUT PORTS

Acacia Communications, In...

1. An optical modulator system comprising:a laser with a laser cavity, the laser cavity having a first output port connecting to a first arm of an optical modulator and a second output port connecting to a second arm of the optical modulator; and
a combiner having a first input port optically connected to the first arm of the optical modulator and a second input port optically connected to the arm of the optical modulator; wherein the combiner is configured to combine the first optical signal and second optical signal into an output signal.

US Pat. No. 10,394,013

OPTIC ASSEMBLY AND LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE FOR ENDOSCOPE INCLUDING THE SAME

INTHESMART Inc., Seoul (...

1. An optical assembly comprising:an upper case which is provided with a first optical path, formed therein, which passes light irradiated from a first light source, and a second optical path, formed therein, which communicates with a side of the first optical path and which introduces the light irradiated from a second light source in a direction different from the first light source into the first optical path;
a lower case which is formed to correspond to the upper case and which is coupled with the upper case; and
a beam splitter which is provided in the first optical path, and which maintains a traveling direction with respect to the light irradiated from the first light source and changes a direction of the light irradiated from the second light source so that the light irradiated from the second light source can travel in the same direction as the light irradiated from the first light source,
wherein each of the upper case and the lower case comprises a first lens coupling unit which is formed in a front end of the first optical path and a second lens coupling unit which is formed in a rear end of the first optical path,
wherein a first lens and a second lens are coupled to the first lens coupling unit and the second lens coupling unit, respectively,
wherein a first shielding block is coupled to the upper case and the lower case so as to shield a front of the first lens coupling unit and a second shielding block is coupled to the upper case and the lower case so as to shield a rear of the second lens coupling unit.

US Pat. No. 10,393,972

OPTICAL SUBASSEMBLY AND OPTICAL MODULE

Lumentum Japan, Inc., Ka...

1. An optical subassembly comprising:a photodetector including a plurality of light-receiving elements and a plurality of element terminal groups which are respectively electrically connected to the plurality of light-receiving elements and are disposed to be aligned in order along a first direction; and
an electric signal controller including a plurality of IC terminal groups which are electrically connected to the plurality of element terminal groups and are disposed to be aligned in order along the first direction,
wherein the plurality of element terminal groups face the plurality of IC terminal groups while being separated from each other,
wherein any one of the element terminal group and the IC terminal group has a two-terminal configuration in which a first conductive type first connection terminal and a second conductive type second connection terminal are respectively disposed to be aligned along the first direction,
wherein the other one of the element terminal group and the IC terminal group has a three-terminal configuration in which a first conductive type third connection terminal and two second conductive type fourth connection terminals are disposed to be aligned along the first direction in order of one of the fourth connection terminals, the third connection terminal, and the other one of the fourth connection terminals,
wherein each of the first connection terminals is electrically connected to the corresponding third connection terminal via a wire, and each of the second connection terminals is electrically connected to corresponding two fourth connection terminals via the wire,
wherein, in the first direction, center positions of the element terminal groups at both ends among the plurality of element terminal groups are located together on the inner or outer side with respect to center positions of the IC terminal groups at both ends among the plurality of IC terminal groups, and
wherein, in a case where the center positions of the terminal groups at both ends that are either terminal groups of the element terminal groups at both ends or the IC terminal groups at both ends and have the two-terminal configuration are located together on the inner side with respect to the center positions of the terminal groups at both ends that are the other terminal groups of the element terminal groups at both ends or the IC terminal groups at both ends, the first connection terminals at both ends are disposed on the outer side with respect to the second connection terminals at both ends,
in a case where the center positions of the terminal groups at both ends that are either terminal groups of the element terminal groups at both ends or the IC terminal groups at both ends and have the two-terminal configuration are located together on the outer side with respect to the center positions of the terminal groups at both ends that are the other terminal groups of the element terminal groups at both ends or the IC terminal groups at both ends, the first connection terminals at both ends are disposed on the inner side with respect to the second connection terminals at both ends.

US Pat. No. 10,393,967

OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE, CORRESPONDING COUPLING ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD PROVIDING TRANSVERSE PROPAGATION PATH

STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L....

1. An optical waveguide, comprising:first and second end sections for optical radiation to propagate in a longitudinal direction therebetween and an intermediate section extending between the first and second end sections, wherein:
the intermediate section includes first and second portions superposed in a superposition direction transverse to the longitudinal direction,
the first end section has a first height in said superposition direction corresponding to a sum of heights of the first and second portions of the intermediate section in said superposition direction, a top surface of the first end section being substantially coplanar with a top surface of the intermediate section and a bottom surface of the first end section being substantially coplanar with a bottom surface of the intermediate section, and
the second end section has a second height in said superposition direction corresponding to the height of the first portion of the intermediate section, a top surface of the second end section being substantially coplanar with a top surface of the first portion of the intermediate section and a bottom surface of the second end section being substantially coplanar with a bottom surface of the first portion of the intermediate section.

US Pat. No. 10,393,906

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DETECTING BURIED METAL USING SYNCHRONOUS DETECTION METHOD

FUJI TECOM INC., Tokyo (...

1. A method for detecting buried metal using synchronous detection method having a transmitting side device that transmits a transmitting signal (alternating current) to a buried metal for detection and transmits a synchronizing signal for synchronous detection, and a receiving side device for measuring the position and burial depth of said buried metal by detecting a magnetic field generated by said transmitting signal flowing in said buried metal with a magnetic sensor and processing amplitude and phase of said magnetic field, the method comprising:generating a standard signal of frequency fin said transmitting side device;
n dividing this standard signal to convert it to a transmitting signal of frequency f/n;
transmitting this transmitting signal to said buried metal;
m dividing said standard signal to convert it to a synchronizing signal of frequency f/m;
transmitting this synchronizing signal from said transmitting side device by radio;
receiving said synchronizing signal by said receiving side device;
m multiplying this received synchronizing signal to convert it to said standard signal;
n dividing this converted standard signal to convert it to a reference signal of frequency f/n; and
detecting a magnetic field generated by said transmitting signal flowing in said buried metal and synchronously detecting with said reference signal.

US Pat. No. 10,393,891

SUB-PIXEL SEGMENTATION FOR SEMICONDUCTOR RADIATION DETECTORS AND METHODS OF FABRICATING THEREOF

REDLEN TECHNOLOGIES, INC....

1. A detector array for a CT imaging system, comprising:a pixel array, wherein:
each pair of adjacent pixels in the pixel array is separated by a collimator that absorbs photons and contacts a plurality of cathodes,
each pixel in the pixel array comprises a sub-pixel array and one cathode,
a cathode of a first pixel in the pixel array and a cathode of a second pixel in the pixel array are spaced apart from each other forming a gap; and
the collimator spans the gap and contacts the cathode of the first pixel and the cathode of the second pixel.

US Pat. No. 10,393,884

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING THE WEARING BY A PATIENT OF A FOOT ULCER OFFLOADING APPARATUS

CREATIVE SPECIFIC SOFTWAR...

12. A method for detecting the wearing by a patient of a foot ulcer offloading apparatus, the method being implemented by a detection system comprising:an electronic geolocation device comprising:
an electrical power supply;
a geolocation data acquisition device; and
a data processing equipment item linked to the electronic geolocation device via a communication network, the electronic geolocation device being secured to a foot ulcer offloading apparatus and further comprising a transmitter for transmitting geolocation data over the communication network to the data processing equipment item, the transmitter being linked to the acquisition device,
an electronic communication device fixed directly to a body of the patient, and comprising an electrical power supply and a radiofrequency signal transceiver;
the electronic geolocation device further comprises:
a programmable microcontroller linked to the transmitter; and
a radiofrequency signal transceiver linked to the programmable microcontroller, the method comprising:
acquiring geolocation data by the data acquisition device;
transmitting the acquired geolocation data over the communication network, to the data processing equipment item;
detecting by the data processing equipment item, from the received geolocation data, a movement of the foot ulcer offloading apparatus, and, consequently, of the wearing by the patient of the offloading apparatus;
determining, by the programmable microcontroller, whether a radiofrequency link has been established between the transceiver of the electronic geolocation device and the transceiver of the electronic communication device;
transmitting, by the programmable microcontroller, of a geolocation data transmission command signal to the transmitter, accompanied by a first notification if a radiofrequency link has been established between the electronic geolocation device and the electronic communication device; or by a second notification, different from the first notification, if no radiofrequency link has been established between the electronic geolocation device and the electronic communication device; and
computing, by the data processing equipment item, of an offloading rate associated with the wearing by the patient of the foot ulcer offloading apparatus whether or not the data processing equipment item has detected the wearing by the patient of the foot ulcer offloading apparatus;
wherein, in the transmitting of the acquired geolocation data, the transmitted geolocation data are accompanied by the first or the second notification.

US Pat. No. 10,393,853

RADIO SIGNAL PATH DESIGN TOOL HAVING CHARACTERIZATION BEYOND PROPOSED ANTENNA SITES

Wireless Applications Cor...

1. A method to represent the suitability of potential antenna placement locations within extension distances beyond a targeted path, the method comprising:receiving a first latitude/longitude pair of a first proposed location of a first radio antenna, and a second latitude/longitude pair of a second proposed location of a second radio antenna, the first and second radio antennas forming a radio link along a targeted path, wherein the targeted path extends between the first and second latitude/longitude pairs;
receiving a first set of parameters characterizing the first radio antenna and a first radio coupled to the first radio antenna, and a second set of parameters characterizing the second radio antenna and a second radio coupled to the second radio antenna, the first and second radios establishing a communication link;
determining a first extension distance around the first proposed location, and a second extension distance around the second proposed location, the first extension distance, the second extension distance, and the targeted path collectively comprising an extended distance;
computing radio signal propagation parameters for the radio link based on earth curvature correction values computed along the extended distance, the first set of parameters, and the second set of parameters; and
generating a display of the radio link between the first and second radio antennas based on the computed radio signal propagation parameters, the display depicting terrain for the extended distance.

US Pat. No. 10,393,832

METHOD AND MAGNETIC RESONANCE APPARATUS FOR OPTIMIZATION OF A SEQUENCE OF MULTIPLE SCAN PROTOCOLS FOR AT LEAST ONE MAGNETIC RESONANCE EXAMINATION

Siemens Healthcare GmbH, ...

1. A method for operating a magnetic resonance (MR) data acquisition scanner comprising:in a computer, defining first control parameters of a first scan protocol that set operation of an MR data acquisition scanner in order to acquire first MR data that are sufficient for a first MR image to be reconstructed from said first MR data;
in said control computer, also defining second control parameters of a second scan protocol that set operation of the MR data acquisition scanner in order to acquire second MR data that are sufficient for a second MR image to be reconstructed from said second MR data;
in said computer, optimizing a sequence for execution of said first and second scan protocols by said MR data acquisition scanner according to different optimization criteria so as to produce an optimized sequence for each of said different optimization criteria, each optimized sequence specifying an order in which said first and second scan protocols are to be performed relative to each other;
at a display screen in communication with said computer, displaying each of said optimized sequences for viewing by a user;
receiving a manual input into said computer made by the user that selects one of the optimized sequences, as a selected optimized sequence;
from said computer, providing control signals to said MR data acquisition scanner representing the control parameters of the first and second scan protocols so as to execute an MR examination comprising the first and second scan protocols in an order corresponding to the selected optimization sequence, and thereby operating the MR data acquisition scanner to acquire said first MR data and said second MR data in said order; and
making the first MR data and the second MR data available from the computer as respective data files in a form allowing reconstruction of said first MR image and said second MR image respectively from said data files.

US Pat. No. 10,393,811

QUANTITATIVE EVALUATION METHOD FOR RELIABILITY OF MARKOV MODEL SWITCHED RELUCTANCE MOTOR SYSTEM

CHINA UNIVERSITY OF MININ...

1. A Markov model-based method for determining whether to turn a switched reluctance motor system off or on, the method comprising;detecting failure of a first constituting element of the switched reluctance motor system;
calculating a mean time to failure of the switched reluctance motor system by obtaining a probability matrix PT(t) of the switched reluctance motor system at any time t in any operational state, on the basis of a state transition diagram of the switched reluctance motor system:

where, exp represents an exponential function, and t represents time;
calculating the sum of all elements in the probability matrix PT(t) in the survival state from expression (1), to obtain a reliability function R(t):

calculating the mean time to failure) (MTTF) of the switched reluctance motor system by integrating the reliability function R(t):

and thereby carrying out quantitative assessment of reliability of the switched reluctance motor system; and
converting the switched reluctance motor system to an operational state responsive to a determination that operation of the switched reluctance motor system can continue operation.

US Pat. No. 10,393,727

DIGITAL PATCH-CLAMP AMPLIFIER

Sutter Instrument Company...

1. An electronic device comprising:a memory to store information for a digital waveform;
a digital waveform generator to receive the stored information and use the stored information to generate the digital waveform, wherein the digital waveform generator is a synchronous digital hardware circuit;
a series resistance compensation circuit to receive the digital waveform from the digital waveform generator and to provide a digital command signal, wherein the series resistance compensation circuit is a synchronous digital hardware circuit;
a first digital-to-analog converter to convert the digital command signal from the series resistance compensation circuit to an analog command signal;
a pipette compensation and whole-cell compensation circuit to receive the digital command signal from the series resistance compensation circuit and the digital waveform from the digital waveform generator and to provide a digital pipette compensation signal and a digital whole-cell compensation signal, wherein the pipette compensation and whole-cell compensation circuit comprises a synchronous digital hardware circuit;
a second digital-to-analog converter to convert the digital pipette compensation signal from the pipette compensation and whole-cell compensation circuit to an analog pipette compensation signal;
a third digital-to-analog converter to convert the digital whole-cell compensation signal from the pipette compensation and whole-cell compensation circuit to an analog whole-cell compensation signal; and
a first analog circuit to receive the analog command signal, the analog pipette compensation signal, and the analog whole-cell compensation signal and to provide an analog headstage output signal to a first analog-to-digital converter,
wherein the series resistance compensation circuit further receives a digital headstage output signal from the first analog-to-digital converter, and
wherein the digital waveform generator, the series resistance compensation circuit, and the pipette compensation and whole-cell compensation circuit are implemented on a field-programmable gate array.

US Pat. No. 10,393,700

NON-FARADAIC, CAPACITIVELY COUPLED MEASUREMENT IN A NANOPORE CELL ARRAY

Roche Sequencing Solution...

1. A method of analyzing a molecule, comprising:applying a first voltage signal to a pair of electrodes, wherein the first voltage signal causes a first ionic current in an electrolyte through a nanopore that is indicative of a property of a portion of the molecule proximate to the nanopore, wherein:
a first one of the electrodes comprises a property that facilitates non-faradaic conduction, and the electrolyte includes a redox pair; and
applying a second voltage signal to the pair of electrodes, wherein the second voltage signal causes a second ionic current in the electrolyte that includes the redox pair.

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. 10,393,682

MULTIPLEXING X-RAY FLUORESCENCE SYSTEM AND METHOD

U.S.A. as represented by ...

1. An x-ray fluorescence detection system, the x-ray fluorescence detection system comprising:a first source of ionizing radiation that, when activated, provides low energy x-rays directed toward a sampling area;
a second source of ionizing radiation that, when activated, produces high energy x-rays directed toward the sampling area, the high energy x-rays being of higher energy than the low energy x-rays;
a control unit configured to control activation of the first source and of the second source, alternately and intermittently, so that the first source is activated during a time interval T1 while the second source is not activated, and so that the second source is activated during a time interval T2 while the first source is not activated; and
a non-energy dispersive detector spaced away from the sampling area and configured to detect characteristic x-rays produced by a sample in the sampling area upon excitation of atoms in the sample, caused by one or both of the low energy x-rays and the high energy x-rays.

US Pat. No. 10,393,669

COLOUR MEASUREMENT OF GEMSTONES

De Beers UK Ltd, London ...

1. Apparatus for measuring a colour parameter of a gemstone, comprising:a support structure for supporting the gemstone at a measurement location;
an illumination source for illuminating the gemstone at the measurement location;
an imaging device directed towards the measurement location for obtaining an image of the gemstone; and
an image processor for analysing the image of the gemstone, the image processor configured to:
identify a set of stone pixels corresponding to the gemstone in the image;
identify luminance and chrominance values for each stone pixel;
calculate a colour vector from an expression of the chrominance values of the stone pixels in chrominance space, the colour vector extending in chrominance space from stone pixels having a relatively high luminance value to stone pixels having a relatively low luminance value; and
determining the colour parameter using the direction of the colour vector that extends from the stone pixels having the relatively high luminance value to the stone pixels having the relatively low luminance value in the chrominance space.

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. 10,393,620

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. 10,393,563

VOLUMETRIC MEASUREMENT

Brooks Automation, Inc., ...

1. A volumetric measurement system for measuring a volume of a sample in a container, the volumetric measurement system comprising:an imaging device; and
a light source having a diffuse light source and a reflector configured to illuminate an interior of the container and a volumetric defining feature of the sample within the container with the diffuse light regardless of a blockage or obstruction of the volumetric defining feature of the sample, the blockage or obstruction being separate and distinct from the sample and the volumetric defining feature of the sample, and disposed on at least part of the container so that the volumetric defining feature is visibly distinct through the blockage or obstruction in an image of the container captured by the imaging device.

US Pat. No. 10,393,485

MECHANICAL BROADHEAD

Blade Broadheads, LLC

1. A mechanical broadhead for an arrow shaft, comprising:a ferrule attachable to an arrow shaft and having a body with a longitudinal centerline that is substantially coaxial with the arrow shaft when attached, the ferrule body having a longitudinal slot; and
at least one blade pivotally mounted to the ferrule at least partially within the longitudinal slot and movable about a pivot between folded and deployed positions, the blade extending generally in a forward direction from the pivot when in the folded position and being pivotable from the folded position in a pivot direction, wherein the pivot is positioned on the ferrule at a location off the longitudinal centerline in a direction opposite the blade's pivot direction.

US Pat. No. 10,393,477

RETENTION HOLSTER FOR A FIREARM HAVING AN OFFSET MOUNTED ACCESSORY

Vista Outdoor Operations ...

1. A holster for receiving and releasably retaining a handgun and an accessory attached to the handgun, the accessory being offset in a latitudinal direction from a barrel bore axis of the handgun, the holster comprising:a holster body extending from a substantially open top portion to a bottom portion and defining a cavity, wherein a longitudinal axis of the holster extends generally from the open top portion to the bottom portion, the cavity including a frame/slide receiving portion and an accessory receiving portion, the frame/slide receiving portion sized to receive a slide of the handgun and the accessory receiving portion being dimensioned to receive the accessory, wherein the accessory receiving portion is offset in the latitudinal direction relative to the frame/slide receiving portion;
a lever, wherein said lever includes a first side facing generally outward from said cavity and a second side facing generally toward said cavity, wherein said lever is pivotally attached to a first side wall of said holster;
the lever having a locking portion extending from a surface of said second side of said lever, wherein said lever is pivotable between an engaged position and a disengaged position and wherein said lever is biased to said engaged position, and
wherein, when said lever is in said engaged position, said locking portion protrudes through an opening in said first side wall, into said cavity, such that said locking portion extends into said cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,393,475

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR CONVERTING COLLAPSIBLE FIREARM STOCKS

Strike Industries, Inc., ...

1. A conversion device for converting a stock from being collapsible to fixed on a firearm, the stock comprising a locking pin, wherein the stock is configured to slide along a receiver extension having a plurality of position holes and lock into position using the locking pin, the conversion device comprising:a first insert having a first plug configured to insert into a first position hole of the plurality of position holes of the receiver extension, wherein inserting the first plug into the first position hole covers the first position hole;
a second insert having a second plug configured to insert into a second position hole of the plurality of position holes of the receiver extension, wherein inserting the second plug into the second position hole covers the second position hole;
wherein inserting the first plug into the first position hole and inserting the second plug into the second position hole covers all of the plurality of position holes except for a single position hole for receiving the locking pin of the stock;
wherein the single position hole receiving the locking pin of the stock converts the stock from being collapsible to fixed on the firearm; and
wherein the conversion device is a singular unit that may be cut into the first insert and the second insert along at least one cutting groove.

US Pat. No. 10,393,433

NAIL LAMP

Creative Nail Design Inc....

1. A nail lamp comprising:an array of discrete light sources, configured to cure one or more light-curable nail products, the array of discrete light sources including a first light source that emits light with a first wavelength profile having a maximum intensity at a first wavelength and a second light source that emits light with a second wavelength profile having a maximum intensity at a second wavelength, the first light source and the second light source operating in combination to cure the nail products; and
a space disposed beneath the array, the space being sized to accommodate therein at least one nail on an appendage of a user,
wherein the array of discrete light sources is positioned relative to the space so as to be able to expose the at least one nail to the light of both the first wavelength profile and the second wavelength profile, and
wherein the first and second wavelengths are in a range from about 340 nm to about 475 nm, and differ from each other by at least 5 nm, and
wherein the light of the first wavelength in combination with the light of the second wavelength cures at least one of the light-curable nail products more rapidly and at a lower overall light intensity than the light of only the first wavelength or the light of only the second wavelength.

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. 10,392,909

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. 10,392,862

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. 10,392,859

RAIL FOR AN ARCHITECTURAL COVERING

Hunter Douglas Inc., Pea...

1. A covering for an architectural opening, the covering comprising:a rail including a longitudinal length and defining a channel including a central channel portion and first and second channel portions separated from each other by said central channel portion;
first and second lift cords associated with said rail; and
an adjustment device including a first adjustment mechanism and a second adjustment mechanism, said first and second adjustment mechanisms being positioned at least partially at a first end of said rail and extending from said first end of said rail within said channel of said rail such that said first and second adjustment mechanism are separately positioned within said first and second channel portions, respectively, said first adjustment mechanism being coupled to said first lift cord and said second adjustment mechanism being coupled to said second lift lift cord to facilitate side-by-side adjusting of said first and second cords within said rail;
wherein:
separate movement of a portion of any one of said first and second adjustment mechanisms adjusts an effective length of the lift cord coupled thereto; and
said first and second channel portions are configured to support said first and second adjustment mechanisms, respectively, relative to said central channel portion for separate movement along at least a portion of said length of said rail.

US Pat. No. 10,392,800

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BUILDING STRUCTURES USING MULTILAYERED PANEL FRAMES

Shin Civil Engineering Co...

1. A system to build structures using planar panel framing pieces, comprising:planar polygon shaped panel frames having two parallel portions, link separators, and fasteners for construction of the structure, wherein: the planar polygon shaped panel frames are pre-fabricated and include an entirely open portion between the two parallel portions, wherein the entirely open portion between the two parallel portions extends throughout a total area of the planar polygon shaped panel frames; the planar polygon shaped panel frames are connected together utilizing the link separator positioned in the entirely open portion between the two parallel portions with the fasteners to provide utility space for electrical and plumbing installations.

US Pat. No. 10,392,788

MULTI-LAYER WATER SEALING DEVICE AND MULTI-LAYER WATER SEALING METHOD

Kangzhiwei Zhejiang Techn...

1. A multi-layer water sealing device, comprising at least two layers of water seal sequentially arranged from top to bottom, wherein an upper-layer water seal has a floating bell-shaped cover structure, and the floating bell-shaped cover structure comprises a water sealing box and a floating bell-shaped cover arranged in the water sealing box; and a lower-layer water seal is arranged in a drain pipe below the floating bell-shaped cover, and wherein, the drain pipe is offset from a center of the water sealing box and is arranged adjacent to a first side of the water sealing box, and the floating bell-shaped cover is arranged corresponding to the drain pipe and adjacent to the first side of the water sealing box; andwherein, a floating component connected to the floating bell-shaped cover is further provided in the water sealing box and floatable in the water sealing box, and the floating component is away from the drain pipe and adjacent to a second end, opposite to the first end, of the water sealing box.

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. 10,392,568

SEQUENTIAL MIXING SYSTEM FOR IMPROVED DESALTING

Phillips 66 Company, Hou...

1. A desalting system for desalting crude oil comprising:a mixing valve for mixing crude oil with wash water causing at least a portion of the salt in the crude oil to dissolve into the wash water forming desalted crude oil and salty wash water;
a heater upstream of the mixing valve;
at least one feed conduit for conveying a stream of crude oil and wash water to the mixing valve;
a static mixer;
a first intermediate conduit for delivering crude oil and wash water from the mixing valve to the static mixer;
a desalter vessel for separating desalted crude oil from salty wash water;
a coalesced conduit for delivering crude oil and wash water from the static mixer to the desalter vessel;
a second static mixer spaced from and downstream of the first static mixer and connected by a second intermediate conduit and wherein the second static mixer is arranged to impose less harsh mixing on the crude oil and water mixture than the first static mixer is arranged to impose wherein the coalesced conduit is arranged between the second static mixer and the desalter vessel; and
electric field generators arranged to apply an electric field over crude oil and wash water in said first static mixer, in said second static mixer and over the second intermediate conduit;
further including the electric fields are dual polarity electric fields that include both an AC and a DC field to the crude oil and wash water.

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. 10,392,384

METHOD FOR THE PREPARATION OF (4S)-4-(4-CYANO-2-METHOXYPHENYL)-5-ETHOXY-2,8-DIMETHYL-1,4-DIHYDRO-1-6-NAPHTHYRIDINE-3-CARBOXAMIDE AND RECOVERY OF (4S)-4-(4-CYANO-2-METHOXYPHENYL)-5-ETHOXY-2,8-DIMETHYL-1,4-DIHYDRO-1-6-NAPHTHYRIDINE-3-CARBOXAMIDE BY ELECTROC

BAYER PHARMA AKTIENGESELL...

1. A process for preparing compounds of the formulae M1a(S) and M1b(R)
comprising oxidizing the compound of the formula ent-(I)

US Pat. No. 10,392,365

ANTIFUNGAL COMPOUND PROCESS

Mycovia Pharmaceuticals, ...

1. A process to prepare enantio-enriched amino-alcohol 1-6* or 1-7*,or a mixture thereof, the method comprising:(i) reacting ester 2,
with morpholine to yield morpholine amide 2b,
(ii) displacing the morpholino portion of morpholine amide 2b,
to yield ketone 3,
(iii) reacting ketone 3,
with trimethylsulfoxonium iodide (TMSI) to yield epoxide 4,
(iv) ring-opening epoxide 4,
with ammonia to yield amino-alcohol ±4b,
(v) enriching the enantiomeric purity of amino-alcohol ±4b,
to yield enantio-enriched amino-alcohol 4b or 4c:or a mixture thereof; and(vi) arylating enantio-enriched amino-alcohol 4b or 4c,
or a mixture thereof, to yield enantio-enriched aryl-pyridine 1-6* or 1-7*,or a mixture thereof;wherein each R1 is independently halo or

US Pat. No. 10,392,364

PROCESS FOR SYNTHESIS OF LENALIDOMIDE

AVRA LABORATORIES PVT. LT...

1. A process for preparation of Lenalidomide, comprising;i. Brominating methyl 2-methyl-3-nitrobenzoate with NBS or 1,3-Dibromo-5,5-dimethyl-hydantoin in presence of AIBN in acetonitrile at a temperature in the range of 55-75° C. to isolate methyl 2-(bromomethyl)-3-nitrobenzoate (II);

ii. Condensing methyl 2-(bromomethyl)-3-nitrobenzoate (II) with 3-amino-piperidine-2,6-dione hydrochloride (III) in DMSO and a base at a temperature in the range of 50-55° C. to obtain 3-(4-nitro-1-oxoisoindolin-2-yl)piperidine-2,6-dione (IV);

iii. hydrogenating 3-(4-nitro-1-oxoisoindolin-2-yl)piperidine-2,6-dione (IV) catalytically using 10% Pd/C under hydrogen atmosphere at 60-100 psi for about 6-12 hours in ammonia bubbled NMP or in a solvent mixture of aqueous ammonia and NMP to obtain crude 3-(4-amino-1-oxoisoindolin-2-yl)piperidine-2,6-dione (Lenalidomide);

iv. Dissolving the crude mass of step (iii) in acetone and refluxing to obtain pure Lenalidomide followed by recrystallizing from the mixture of water and IPA in 1:2 ratio at a temperature of about 100° C. to obtain pure wet 3-(4-amino-1-oxoisoindolin-2-yl)piperidine-2,6-dione (Lenalidomide).

US Pat. No. 10,392,361

PROCESS FOR THE SYNTHESIS OF INTERMEDIATES OF NEBIVOLOL

Menarini International Op...

1. A process for the synthesis of chromanyl haloketones of formula IIIa and/or IIIb as separate isomers or as a racemic mixturecomprising reacting an ester of formula IIa and/or IIb,
wherein R is a linear C1-C6 alkyl group, in a form of a separate isomer or as a racemic mixture with a metal-organic compound and a salt of a haloacetic acid of general formula A

wherein X is F, Cl, Br, or I and Y?H, Li, Na, K, or Mg;
wherein the reacting of the ester with the metal-organic compound is carried out at a temperature between ?10° C. and +10° C.,
wherein the metal-organic compound is an organic magnesium compound of formula RMgX, where X is a halogen and R is an amine or a linear or branched, C1-C6 alkyl residue; and
in situ decarboxylating in the presence of an aqueous inorganic acid until the reaction reaches a pH equal to or less than 5, to result in the corresponding chromanyl haloketone of formula IIIa and/or IIIb in the form of a separate isomer or in racemic form.

US Pat. No. 10,392,355

PROCESSES FOR PREPARING OXATHIAZIN-LIKE COMPOUNDS

GEISTLICH PHARMA AG, Wol...

1. A process for preparing compound 2245, compound 2250, and/or compound 2255, comprising reacting compound 2244 as follows:
reacting compound 2245 as follows:
and/or reacting compound 2245 as follows:

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. 10,392,248

DRY GRAPHENE TRANSFER FROM METAL FOILS

The Government of the Uni...

1. A method for dry graphene transfer comprising:growing graphene on a growth substrate;
applying an electron beam generated CO2 plasma to chemically modify a transfer substrate to enhance its adhesion to graphene;
depositing N-ethylamino-4-azidotetrafluorobenzoate (TFPA) with an NH2 end group to the chemically modified transfer substrate, wherein the NH2 end group attaches to the chemically modified transfer substrate leaving an azide end-group available to attach to the graphene, wherein said deposition comprises:
placing the chemically modified transfer substrate in a 4 mM TFPA solution for two hours;
rinsing the chemically modified transfer substrate after removal from the TFPA solution; and
sonicating for 10 minutes in methanol the rinsed chemically modified transfer substrate;
contacting the graphene on the growth substrate with the azide end-group on the rinsed chemically modified transfer substrate and transfer printing; and
separating the transfer substrate with attached graphene from the growth substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,392,245

SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED DEVICE WITH ELECTRICAL CONTACTS BETWEEN STACKED DIES AND CORRESPONDING MANUFACTURING PROCESS

STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L....

1. An integrated device, comprising:a first die;
a second die coupled in a stacked way to the first die along a vertical axis;
a mechanical coupling structure arranged between facing surfaces of the first die and of the second die, respectively, which face one another along the vertical axis and lie in respective horizontal planes orthogonal to said vertical axis, the mechanical coupling structure fixedly coupling said first die and said second die and spacing the facing surfaces of the first and second dies from each other;
electrical-contact elements carried by the facing surfaces of the first die and of the second die, aligned in pairs along the vertical axis;
conductive regions arranged between the pairs of said electrical-contact elements carried by the facing surfaces of the first die and of the second die, for electrical coupling of said first die and said second die; and
supporting elements arranged at the facing surface of at least one of the first die and the second die and configured to elastically support the electrical-contact elements, respectively, wherein the electrical-contact elements, conductive regions, and supporting elements are distinct from the mechanical coupling structure.

US Pat. No. 10,392,240

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOBILE FUELING

SIMPLE REFUELING LTD., T...

1. A system for fueling management, comprising:a BLAP device associated with at least one of a plurality of fuel dispensers; said BLAP device adapted for transmitting a BLAP ID;
a data base associating a location to a most proximal dispenser of said plurality of fuel dispensers based on said BLAP ID of a received signal from said BLAP device associated with said at least one fuel dispenser and a signal strength of said received signal at said location;
a computing device in communication with said plurality of fuel dispensers, said computing device configured for:
communicating over a data network with a mobile communication device adapted for receiving said BLAP ID and measuring said signal strength,
selecting said most proximal dispenser to said mobile communication device based on said BLAP ID and received signal strength measured by said mobile communication device, and
instructing said most proximal dispenser to dispense fuel to a vehicle associated with said mobile communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,392,238

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CLEANING BEVERAGE DISPENSING SYSTEMS

QualFlow Systems Limited,...

1. A cleaning system for use in cleaning a beverage dispensing system, the cleaning system comprising a plurality of beverage dispensing conduits, each beverage dispensing conduit having a source of beverage at a first end and a dispenser at a second end opposite the first end, the cleaning system further comprising:a plurality of drainage conduits for connecting respective dispensers to a drain, each drainage conduit comprising:
an inlet provided at one end of the drainage conduit for connecting to the respective dispenser of the beverage dispensing system,
an outlet provided at an opposite end of the drainage conduit to the inlet, and
a valve positioned between the inlet and outlet of the drainage conduit, wherein the valve is configured to open at a respective preset pressure to provide fluid communication between the inlet and the outlet;
wherein a respective valve of each of the plurality of drainage conduits is configured to open when the respective preset pressure of the respective valve is reached.

US Pat. No. 10,392,232

PIPE LIFTER

Christopher Kent Taylor, ...

1. A pipe lifter for carrying one or more pipes includingan extendable elongate member;
two sets of two laterally extending arms on each side of the elongate member, each of the laterally extending arms is pivotally fixed to the elongate member and moveable between a folded position where the arm is adjacent and parallel with the elongate member and an operational position where the arm extends laterally substantially at ninety degrees with respect to the elongate member;
two or more support members attachable to the laterally extending arms, each of said support members is shaped to be positionable within an end of the one or more pipes; and
a hydraulic or pneumatic ram operationally configured to extend and shorten the length of the elongate member, wherein in use the support members attached to opposing laterally extending arms are positioned to be substantially opposing each other and the length of the elongate member is adjusted so that the pipe is secured with the support members in each end of the pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,392,228

BUTTON HOOK PAD HANGER

HARRY MILLER CO., LLC, B...

1. A method for protecting an elevator, the method comprising:providing a plurality of knobs, each respective one of the knobs comprising:
a respective base having a vertical portion, a horizontal portion, a suspension portion, and a face, the horizontal portion being perpendicular to the vertical portion and the suspension portion and mechanically coupling the vertical portion to the suspension portion, the suspension portion being parallel to the face and mechanically coupling the face to the horizontal portion; and
a respective stem having a proximal end portion mechanically coupled to the face of the respective base and a distal end portion opposite the proximal end portion;
hanging each of the knobs from an upper edge of a wall panel or suspended ceiling grid in an elevator with each respective one of the knobs having the vertical portion of the respective base being disposed on one side of the upper edge of the wall panel or suspended ceiling grid in the elevator and the suspension portion of the respective base being disposed on an opposite side of the upper edge of the wall panel or suspended ceiling grid in the elevator;
providing a cover having an upper edge and a plurality of openings in the cover disposed along the upper edge of the cover;
hanging the cover from the knobs with each respective one of the knobs having the distal end portion of the respective stem extending through a respective one of the openings in the cover.

US Pat. No. 10,392,221

RECTRACTABLE OXYGEN SUPPLY-HOSE REEL AND MECHANISM HOUSING COVER FOR MEDICAL OXYGEN THERAPY DEVISES AND MEDICAL OXYGEN TREATMENT DEVISES

BIG E-Z REEL, LLC, Indep...

1. An oxygen hose reel mechanism for medical oxygen supply for treatment or therapy comprising:a) a hose reel having upper and lower flanges and a center of rotation, said lower flange having an upper surface and a lower surface;
b) the hose reel including a barrel having a hollow barrel bore, said barrel joining the flanges together;
c) a base having one or more peripherally positioned teeth;
d) a spring loaded disk rotatably mounted to said base and having a peripheral portion;
e) a centrally located coil spring providing an interface between the base and the spring loaded disk;
f) a connection that connects the bottom flange of the reel to the spring loaded disk so that the reel rotates with the spring loaded disk;
g) a pawl secured to the spring loaded disk in between the coil spring and the disk peripheral portion;
h) the coil spring enabling a user to pay out or rewind a hose stored on the reel as the reel rotates relative to the base;
I) the pawl locking the reel to stop rotation of the reel when the pawl engages a tooth on the base; and
j) the reel having a ramp that forms a passage from the outside of the barrel to the barrel hollow bore.

US Pat. No. 10,392,217

AUTOMATIC PAPER PRODUCT DISPENSER WITH DATA COLLECTION AND METHOD

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. A dispensing system, comprising:a sheet feeding mechanism configured to feed sheet material from a roll of sheet material;
a separation mechanism for separating one or more discrete sheet products from the roll of sheet material;
a presentation station for presenting the one or more discrete sheet products to an end user;
a sheet product conveying mechanism configured to convey the one or more discrete sheet products to the presentation station;
a sensor downstream of the sheet feeding mechanism and upstream of the sheet product conveying mechanism, the sensor being configured to detect a presence of the sheet material; and
a controller configured to facilitate dispensing of the one or more discrete sheet products to the presentation station in response to a signal, wherein the signal is initiated at a cash register, a display, a keypad, a keyboard, a pointing device, a touch screen display, a control panel, or a microphone.

US Pat. No. 10,392,134

PROPULSION AND GAS-MOVING SYSTEMS USING TRAVELLING-WAVE GAS DIELECTROPHORESIS

Trustees of Boston Univer...

1. A traveling-wave dielectrophoresis propulsion system for an orbiting vehicle, comprising:a set of surfaces over which a gas passes during orbital flight of the vehicle;
a plurality of electrodes on the surfaces, the electrodes configured to create an electric field having a predetermined spatial field pattern in response to field signals applied thereto, the spatial field pattern being experienced by passing molecules of the gas as an oscillating field having a frequency on the order of a polarization-resonance frequency of the molecules to impart a propulsive traveling-wave dielectrophoretic force to the passing molecules, the electrodes extending over sufficient area to impart sufficient traveling-wave dielectrophoretic force to the gas to overcome aerodynamic drag and thereby sustain orbital flight of the vehicle; and
a power source configured and operative to apply the field signals to the electrodes, the power source providing sufficient power to overcome power lost to aerodynamic drag and thereby sustain orbital flight of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,392,096

ACCESS DEVICE PROVIDED WITH A FOLDING DOOR ENABLING SECURE COMMUNICATION BETWEEN AT LEAST TWO ZONES OF AN ENCLOSURE

Airbus Operations S.A.S.,...

1. An access device enabling secure communication between at least two areas of an enclosure through at least one opening, the access device comprising: a folding door having at least first and second panels, the folding door, when in a folded position, is configured to close the at least one opening and, when in a deployed position, forms a security vestibule comprising the first and second panels; and at least one movable shutter configured to close said at least one opening created by the deployment of said folding door, wherein the security vestibule is formed by the at least first and second panels of the folding door, the movable shutter and walls between said areas of said enclosure, as well as a second door at the level of at least one of said walls.

US Pat. No. 10,392,035

METHOD AND APPARATUS TO DETERMINE STRUCTURAL PARAMETERS OF A RAILWAY TRACK

EBER DYNAMICS AB, Falun ...

1. A method of monitoring a railway track to ensure safe travel, the method comprising:determining structural parameters of a rail using a measurement system comprising: a railway car configured as a measurement vehicle, the measurement vehicle including a sensor array mounted on one side of a wheel and configured to measure at least vertical and/or lateral irregularities of the rail under influence of different loads at a plurality of points along the rail, and at different distances from the wheel of the measurement vehicle,
the sensor array further configured to provide signals corresponding to said irregularities, the sensor array being positioned in the railway car adjacent to a contact point between the wheel and the rail; and
a processor configured to process the signals from the sensor array;
with the measurement vehicle moving on the rail, measuring at least the vertical and/or lateral irregularities of said rail with the sensor array along the rail, thereby providing the signals corresponding to the irregularities at the different distances from the wheel, and under the influence of the different loads;
providing a model describing a deflection shape of the rail, wherein the deflection shape is dependent on the structural parameters of the rail and on loads on the rail, said model being stored in the processor; and
comparing said irregularities under the influence of the different loads in order to separate deflection due to wheel loads from non-loaded geometrical irregularities, thus generating a measured deflection shape;
generating at least one theoretical rail deflection shape using the model by varying the structural parameters and the load in the model; and
comparing the at least one theoretical rail deflection shape with said measured deflection shape for each point along the rail;
determining the structural parameters of the at least one theoretical rail deflection shape which best matches said measured deflection shape.

US Pat. No. 10,392,033

RAILWAY TRUCK WITH IMPROVED BEARING ADAPTER

AMSTED RAIL COMPANY, INC....

1. An elastomeric pad for use in a railway car truck, the elastomeric pad configured to be mounted on top of an axle bearing adapter, the elastomeric pad comprising a generally flat, generally rectangular main section,the elastomeric pad further comprising a first partial opening in the main section, the first partial opening extending into a top surface of the main section, and a second partial opening in the main section, the second partial opening extending into from a bottom surface of the main section, wherein the first partial opening does not extend through to the bottom surface of the main section and the second partial opening does not extend through to the upper top surface of the main section,
a first contact button fitted into the first partial opening and a second contact button fitted into the second partial opening,
a conductor extending from the first contact button to the second contact button, and
a through opening that extends through the main section of the elastomeric pad from the top surface of the main section to the bottom surface of the main section,
wherein the conductor extends laterally through the through opening in the elastomeric pad, and
wherein the first partial opening, the second partial opening, and the through opening are spaced apart from one another.

US Pat. No. 10,392,025

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZATION SYSTEM

Uber Technologies Inc., ...

1. An autonomous vehicle (AV) performance optimization 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 one or more processors to:
receive AV performance data from an AV;
based on the AV performance data; determine one or more deficient performance metrics in which the AV does not meet one or more performance thresholds of a set of performance metrics;
generate a configuration package, executable by the AV, comprising a set of control system parameter adjustments for meeting or exceeding the one or more performance thresholds corresponding to the deficient performance metrics; and
transmit the configuration package to the AV for execution.

US Pat. No. 10,391,996

AIR DRYER ASSEMBLY WITH MANIFOLD SYSTEM

HALDEX BRAKE PRODUCTS COR...

1. A manifold for connecting a first port of a first air dryer with a second port of a second air dryer, the manifold comprising:a main body positioned along a first plane and comprising a first side and a second side, wherein the main body defines an interior passageway, wherein a manifold aperture is formed in the main body, and wherein the manifold aperture is in fluid communication with the interior passageway;
a first end extending away from the main body, wherein a first flow aperture is formed in the first end, wherein the first flow aperture extends through the first side and the second side, wherein the first flow aperture is generally linear from the first side to the second side, and wherein the first flow aperture is in fluid communication with the interior passageway; and
a second end extending away from the main body, wherein a second flow aperture is formed in the second end, wherein the second flow aperture extends through the first side and the second side, wherein the second flow aperture is generally linear from the first side to the second side, wherein the second flow aperture is in fluid communication with the interior passageway, wherein the first flow aperture and the second flow aperture are each aligned with a second plane, and wherein there is a void space positioned between the main body, the first flow aperture and the second flow aperture.

US Pat. No. 10,391,983

CONSTRUCTION MACHINE, IN PARTICULAR RUBBER-TIRED ROLLER OR ROAD FINISHER

BOMAG GmbH, Boppard (DE)...

1. A construction machine, comprising:a brake assembly for braking the construction machine, and
an operator platform comprising a platform base and at least one operator seat that can be adjusted between at least two opposite side operating positions for a machine operator, and an actuation device for foot actuation of the brake assembly,
wherein the actuation device for the brake assembly comprises a brake beam which extends transversely to a working direction (A) of the construction machine on the operator platform and can be operated by foot from the two side operating positions and an actuator for the brake beam which is arranged below the brake beam, and
wherein the at least one operator seat is adjustable horizontally and transversely to a working direction relative to the platform base of the operator platform and to the brake beam.

US Pat. No. 10,391,932

ILLUMINATION UNIT

MAGNA MIRRORS HOLDING GMB...

1. An illumination unit for a vehicle component of a vehicle, the illumination unit comprising:a housing;
at least one light source that emits light through a light diffusion component and a light-deflecting film;
wherein the light-deflecting film is adapted to conform to an exterior contour of a vehicle component;
wherein the light-deflecting film has an inner side and an outer side, and wherein the inner side is closer to the light source than the outer side; and
wherein the light-deflecting film has a microstructure on the outer side of the light-deflecting film, and wherein the microstructure deflects light emitted by the light source in a direction that differs from the angle of incidence of the emitted light at the inner side of the light-deflecting film, and wherein the light-deflecting film closes the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,391,918

LOAD BEARING RAIL AND TIE-DOWN RING ASSEMBLY

Sunrez, Corp., El Cajon,...

1. A cargo restraint system comprising:(a) at least one load bearing rail wherein the at least one load bearing rail is further comprised of a recessed area positioned in a parallel manner relative to a top surface of the load bearing rail such that a lip is formed at the intersection of the top surface of the load bearing rail and the recessed area below;
(b) at least one recessed load bearing feature positioned within the lip of the top surface of the load bearing rail; and
(c) at least one restraint device to accommodate the fastening of cargo, wherein the cargo is fastened to the top surface of the load bearing rail through a locking interaction between the at least one restraint device and the at least one recessed load bearing feature,wherein the at least one load bearing rail of the cargo restraint system may be arranged in a geometric pattern that is complementary to the cargo to be fastened, wherein the geometric pattern created from the at least one load bearing rail is one selected from the group consisting of one approximating a triangle, one approximating a square and one approximating a polygon having five or more sides.

US Pat. No. 10,391,917

PORTABLE TRANSITION DOCK FOR PALLETIZED PRODUCT

Azzopardi Technology Grou...

1. A transition dock, comprising:a platform configured for receiving palletized product at a loading position, and the platform further configured to support a rolling pallet conveyor that transports the palletized product along the platform from the loading position to a transport position where the product may be transferred to a transport vehicle for transporting the palletized product; and
a turntable positioned between the loading position and transport position, the turntable mounted to pivot within the platform, the turntable configured to receive the rolling pallet conveyor and configured to rotate the rolling pallet conveyor 180° as the pallet conveyor delivers the palletized product from the loading position to the transport position;
wherein the transition dock is DOT and FMVSS legal for travel over a highway.

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. 10,391,718

INFLATABLE ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR OR BLADDERS FOR USE IN INFLATABLE ARTICLES OF MANUFACTURE

Reebok International Limi...

1. An inflatable article of footwear, comprising:an inflatable bladder, said inflatable bladder comprising:
(a) a first film having a first side and a second side, wherein said first side of said first film has an area that is texturized and corresponds in shape to an inflatable bladder configuration;
(b) a second film adhered to said first film such that said texturized area is positioned between said first film and said second film, but said first film and said second film are not adhered in said texturized area, thereby forming at least one inflatable compartment corresponding in shape to said inflatable bladder configuration and having a sealed peripheral edge; and
(c) an inflation device and a deflation device coupled to said inflatable compartment at an opening through at least one of said first or second films and along a conduit formed between said first and second films, such that said inflation device and said deflation device are located within said sealed peripheral edge.

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.

US Pat. No. 10,391,600

FLEXIBLE FIXTURING

MAGNA INTERNATIONAL INC.,...

1. A method for orienting a workpiece on an assembly line to prepare the workpiece for an operation, said method comprising:positioning a flexible fixture on the assembly line, wherein the flexible fixture has a base and at least one adjustable component being moveable relative to the base;
positioning a workpiece on the flexible fixture;
detecting a first orientation of the workpiece relative to the flexible fixture with a detection device and transmitting the detected first orientation from the detection device to a calibrator;
determining a difference between the detected first orientation of the workpiece and a predetermined fixture orientation with the calibrator and transmitting instructions from the calibrator to the flexible fixture to move the workpiece from the detected first orientation to the predetermined fixture orientation with the at least one adjustable component of the flexible fixture based on the determined difference; and
moving the workpiece with the at least one adjustable component from the detected first orientation to the predetermined fixture orientation and fixedly holding the workpiece in the predetermined fixture orientation with the adjustable component;
wherein the detection device is an image capturing device, and wherein detecting the first orientation of the workpiece includes recording at least one image of the workpiece and the flexible fixture with the image capturing device;
wherein detecting the first orientation of the workpiece further includes identifying at least one first angle between the workpiece and the base of the flexible fixture when the workpiece is positioned in the first position, and wherein determining a difference between the detected first orientation of the workpiece and the predetermined fixture orientation includes determining a difference between the at least one identified first angle and at least one fixture angle defined between the workpiece and the base when the workpiece is positioned in the fixture orientation; and
further including calculating movements of the at least one adjustable component of the flexible fixture with the calibrator that will position the workpiece in the predetermined fixture orientation based on the determined differences between the orientation and location of the workpiece in the first orientation and the fixture orientation.

US Pat. No. 10,391,594

NOZZLE STATION INSTALLATION DEVICE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A nozzle station installation system comprising:multiple nozzle stations that hold multiple suction nozzles that are used in an electronic component mounter;
multiple reference bases; and
an intermediate base provided on each of the multiple reference bases to be attachable and detachable and on which the multiple nozzle stations are respectively capable of being placed,
wherein positioning sections configured to position the intermediate base are provided on each of the multiple reference bases at common positions,
wherein a positioning and fixing device that positions and fixes the multiple nozzle stations to be attachable and detachable is provided on each of the multiple intermediate bases,
wherein a 2D code is disposed on each of the multiple nozzle stations in a fixed positional relationship with the positioning sections,
wherein a seating detection sensor that detects seating of the nozzle station placed on the intermediate base is provided on each of the multiple reference bases in a common position, and the seating detection sensor includes multiple switches and is capable of recognizing the nozzle station that is placed on the intermediate base based on an operation state of the multiple switches, and
wherein the nozzle station installation system includes at least two types of intermediate bases on which different types of the nozzle stations are placed, and in the nozzle stations that are placed on the two types of intermediate bases, the 2D code is disposed at positions which are different from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,391,567

ROTARY CUTTING TOOL AND CUTTING INSERT THEREFOR

TaeguTec Ltd., Dalseong-...

1. A cutting insert comprising an upper surface, a lower surface, and first to fourth peripheral side surfaces extending between the upper surface and the lower surface,wherein the cutting insert is replaceably mounted to an insert pocket provided in a tool body of a rotary cutting tool and is pressed by an elastic pressure portion provided in the tool body,
wherein the first and third peripheral side surfaces are opposite to each other and the second and fourth peripheral side surfaces are opposite to each other,
wherein each of the upper surface and the lower surface includes an inclined surface pressed by the elastic pressure portion,
wherein the inclined surface is inclined with respect to a cross section of the cutting insert such that the first peripheral side surface, the second peripheral side surface and the lower surface are contacted with the insert pocket by a pressure of the elastic pressure portion,
wherein when the second peripheral side surface is positioned in a YZ-plane of an XYZ-coordinate system and a vertex, which meets the first peripheral side surface and the lower surface among four vertexes of the second peripheral side surface, is positioned at the origin of the XYZ-coordinate system, the inclined surface is located in a plane defined by three points of an X-axis, a Y-axis and a Z-axis in the XYZ-coordinate system, and
wherein the three points have coordinates of P(x, 0, 0), Q(0, y, 0) and R(0, 0, z), respectively, and x, y and z have a positive value.

US Pat. No. 10,391,555

SILVER NANOWIRES, METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME, AND INK

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHIGA P...

1. Silver nanowires having an average diameter of 100 nm or less and an average length of 5 ?m or more, covered with a copolymer of a maleimide-based monomer and vinylpyrrolidone.

US Pat. No. 10,391,532

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TREATMENT OF CONTAMINATED SEDIMENTS OR SOILS USING FREE RADICAL CHEMICAL REACTION AND PHASE SEPARATION PROCESSES

SedTech Innovations LLC, ...

1. A sediment treatment system for desorption of contaminates and treatment of contaminated sediments using free radical chemical reaction, the system comprising:a) a sediment inlet system;
b) a slurry tank, wherein an outlet of the sediment inlet system feeds into an inlet of the slurry tank or a screen inlet of an optional screener, and, if the screener is present, a first outlet of the screener feeds into the inlet of the slurry tank;
c) a water make-up tank, wherein an outlet of the water make-up tank is connected to the inlet of the slurry tank;
d) a reaction vessel, wherein the outlet of the slurry tank is connected to an inlet of the first reaction vessel;
e) a catalyst storage tank comprising a catalyst, wherein an outlet of the catalyst storage tank is connected to the inlet of the first reaction vessel;
f) an oxidant agent storage tank comprising an oxidant agent, wherein an outlet of the oxidant agent storage tank is connected to the inlet of the first reaction vessel;
g) an acid storage tank comprising an acid, wherein an outlet of the acid storage tank is connected to the inlet of the slurry tank; and
h) a base storage tank comprising a base, wherein an outlet of the base storage tank is connected to the inlet of the slurry tank.

US Pat. No. 10,391,527

OZONE CLEANING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF OPERATING SAME

MAGNA CLOSURES INC., New...

1. An ozone cleaning system for cleaning a variety of items with ozone comprising:a cabinet having a plurality of panels each extending from a bottom portion to a top portion to collectively define a cleaning space of said cabinet;
a lid pivotably attached along said top portion of said cabinet and movable from an open position to a closed position to enclose said cleaning space, said lid including a striker assembly disposed in interlocking relationship with a latch assembly of said cabinet in said closed position;
an ozone generator including a vent disposed in communication with said cleaning space and configured to produce and introduce ozone therein when said lid is disposed in said closed position for cleaning items disposed within said cleaning space with ozone; and
an ozone neutralization unit attached to the cabinet and including an inlet tube disposed within said cleaning space of said cabinet, an outlet tube disposed within said cleaning space of said cabinet, and a blower assembly in fluid communication with said inlet and outlet tubes and operable for recirculating the ozone for accelerating the rate of ozone neutralization, wherein the inlet and outlet tubes include ports that are separate from the vent of the ozone generator;
a catalyst disposed in the cleaning space for accelerating the rate of ozone neutralization; and
further comprising a manual emergency release plate moveably attached to said lid for allowing a user trapped inside said cleaning space to manually push up on said manual emergency release plate and escape from said cabinet, wherein the manual emergency release plate is interconnected to either the striker assembly or the latch assembly and designed to release the striker assembly from the latch assembly, and override any electronic lock therebetween.

US Pat. No. 10,391,459

OXYGENATED WATER PRODUCING APPARATUS

CAFTAL BIOTECH CO., LTD.,...

1. An oxygenated water producing apparatus comprising:a filtration assembly having a water filtration device, a water softener, and a water purifier communicating with one another in series;
an oxygen dissolving assembly communicating with the filtration assembly and having
a cooling tank communicating with the water purifier;
a pump communicating with the cooling tank;
an air pipe connected to the pump; and
a pressure tank communicating with the pump;
a minimizing assembly communicating with the oxygen dissolving assembly and having
at least one minimizing device communicating with the pressure tank, and each one of the at least one minimizing device having
a shell;
a minimizing basket connected to the shell and having multiple filtrating holes; and
a minimizing plate mounted inside the shell and having multiple meshes;
an electrolytic assembly communicating with the minimizing assembly and having at least one electrolytic unit;
each one of the at least one electrolytic unit having
a tube having an inlet and an outlet;
a cathode assembled to the tube; and
an anode assembled to the tube.

US Pat. No. 10,391,447

METHOD AND PLANT FOR CO2 CAPTURE

CAPSOL-EOP AS, Oslo (NO)...

1. A method for capturing CO2 from a CO2 containing exhaust gas, where the exhaust gas is compressed and thereafter cooled before the exhaust gas is introduced into an absorber, where the exhaust gas is brought in counter-current flow with an aqueous CO2 absorbent solution introduced into the absorber, to give a lean exhaust gas that is withdrawn from the absorber, reheated against incoming compressed exhaust gas, and thereafter expanded and released into the atmosphere,where the rich absorbent having absorbed CO2, is collected at the bottom of the absorber, withdrawn therefrom and introduced into a regenerator in which the CO2 rich absorbent is stripped to release CO2 by counter-current flow of steam to give a lean absorbent, withdrawing steam and CO2 from the top of the regenerator, collecting lean absorbent at the bottom of the regenerator, withdrawing the lean absorbent from the regenerator, splitting the withdrawn lean absorbent into two part flows, a first flow that is heated and vaporized in a reboiler, and introducing the regenerated absorbent into the regenerator as stripping steam, and a second flow that is returned to the absorber as lean absorbent,
wherein the aqueous CO2 absorbent solution is an aqueous potassium carbonate solution, and wherein the steam and CO2 withdrawn from the regenerator is cooled in a direct contact cooler by counter-current flow of cooling water, to generate a gaseous flow of cooled CO2 and steam that is withdrawn for compression and drying of the CO2, and a liquid flow of cooling water and condensed steam that is withdrawn and flashed, to give a cooled liquid phase that is recycled as cooling water for the direct contact cooler for the withdrawn CO2 and steam, and a gaseous phase that is compressed and thus heated, and introduced into the regenerator as stripping steam.

US Pat. No. 10,391,415

CONNECTING MEMBER FOR SELF-ASSEMBLY TOY

GYMWORLD INC., Seoul (KR...

1. A connection member of an assembly toy, the connection member comprising:a body having a rectangular parallelepiped shape, the body having a circular opening in a center of an upper surface of the body and oval-shaped openings in a left side surface and a right side surface of the body;
a leg protruding out of the body through the oval-shaped openings in the left side surface and the right side surface;
foot models respectively connected to a left and a right end portion of the leg;
a circular protruding connector positioned within the body, wherein a first end of the circular protruding connector protrudes from the circular opening in the center of the upper surface of the body and is configured to interface with a corresponding connector of a different connection member; and
a walk controlling arm positioned within the body that is operably coupled to a second end of the circular protruding connector at a location offset from a center of the circular protruding connector, the walk controlling arm comprising:
a first arm operably coupled to the second end of the circular protruding connector;
a second arm operably coupled to the first arm;
a third arm operably coupled to the second arm and the leg; and
wherein the walk controlling arm is configured to move the leg in response to rotation of the circular protruding connector.

US Pat. No. 10,391,411

SWING DESIGNED TO PROMOTE ATTUNEMENT BETWEEN CHILD AND CARETAKER

PLAYCORE WISCONSIN, INC.,...

1. A swing for the mutual enjoyment of an adult and a child, the swing comprisinga first seat,
a second seat, and
a connector configured to join the first seat and the second seat such that the first seat and the second seat share a swinging motion during operation of the swing, the connector comprising a first end and a second end, wherein the first seat is positioned at the first end of the connector and the second seat is positioned at the second end of the connector;
wherein the first seat and the second seat differ from one another in that the first seat is configured to accommodate an adult and the second seat is configured to accommodate a child, and
wherein the first seat and the second seat are arranged such that an adult and a child face one another during operation of the swing.

US Pat. No. 10,391,409

ROTATABLE PLAY DEVICE

PLAYCORE WISCONSIN, INC.,...

1. A play device comprising:a support post;
a hub rotatably mounted to an upper end of the support post;
a plurality of arms extending away from the support post, each arm having a proximal end attached to the hub and a distal end supporting a seat;
a plurality of seats, each seat being suspended from the distal end of an arm;
wherein the play device is configured so that one or more users may cause the hub to rotate about the support post by pushing off from the play surface, wherein rotation of the hub causes the plurality of seats to move around the support post in a substantially circular swing path;wherein each of the plurality of seats is configured to swing in substantial alignment with the circular swing path; andwherein at least one of the plurality of seats comprises a hinge that (i) provides a to and fro swinging motion in substantial alignment with the circular swing path and (ii) restricts the height to which the seat may swing during the to and fro swinging motion.

US Pat. No. 10,391,354

HIGH PERFORMANCE ROPE EXERCISE HANDLE

READY MADE GEAR LLC, Tuc...

1. A handle for a jump rope comprising:a hand grip portion;
at least one bearing assembly located proximate to a first end of the hand grip portion;
an affixing collar for securing the at least one bearing assembly to the hand grip portion;
a shaft passing through the at least one bearing assembly;
a means for affixing a first end of a rope to the shaft; and
a magnet located proximate to a second end of the hand grip, wherein said magnet is configured to permit the handle to be temporarily secured to a metal structure by magnetic forces exerted by the magnet for storage.

US Pat. No. 10,391,349

MUSCLE STRETCHING APPARATUS

KRAM Wellness Group, Inc....

1. A muscle stretching apparatus comprising:a main loop configured from at least one strap;
a handle member incorporated within the loop;
a foot-rest portion situated along the loop at a location generally opposite the handle member, wherein the at least one strap from which the loop is configured is inelastic, and
a strap-constricting device carried by the loop and rendering the muscle stretching apparatus selectively transfiqurable between a first configuration defining the single main loop and a second configuration defining, by selective constriction of the main loop with the strap-constricting device, an upper loop including the handle member and a lower loop including the foot-rest portion.

US Pat. No. 10,391,344

PURGE AND VENT VALVE ASSEMBLY

AGF MANUFACTURING INC., ...

1. A valve assembly comprising:a cylindrical member through which a fluid is configured to flow, the cylindrical member having two opposing ends, one end being an inlet through which the fluid is introduced and the other end being an outlet through which the fluid is discharged, the cylindrical member extending linearly between the inlet and the outlet in an axial direction, the cylindrical member having a middle portion between the inlet and the outlet;
a first valve disposed at the inlet of the cylindrical member such that when the fluid flows through the cylindrical member, the fluid is first introduced through the first valve;
a strainer configured to remove particulate matter from the fluid when the fluid flows through the inner chamber, the strainer being within the cylindrical member;
an angled port that extends from the middle portion of the cylindrical member transverse to the axial direction, the angled port being a hollow tubular member;
an air release valve connected to the angled port; and
a second valve directly connected to the outlet of the cylindrical member such that the fluid in the cylindrical member is dischargeable through the second valve via a flow path in the axial direction through the first valve and out from the second valve,
wherein the cylindrical member, the first valve, the strainer, the angled port, and the second valve are housed in one body.

US Pat. No. 10,391,340

FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM

Acell Industries Limited,...

1. A fire suppression panel, the panel comprising:a polymeric foam substrate; and
an exothermic gas producing charge, wherein the exothermic gas producing charge is integral with the polymeric foam substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,391,309

SYSTEM FOR SELECTIVE SPATIOTEMPORAL STIMULATION OF THE SPINAL CORD

Ecole Polytechnique Feder...

1. A system for spatiotemporal electrical neurostimulation of a spinal cord of a subject, comprising:a signal processing device configured to receive signals from said subject and operate signal-processing algorithms to determine stimulation parameter settings;
one or more multi-electrode arrays configured to cover a portion of the spinal cord of said subject and apply selective spatiotemporal stimulation of spinal circuits and/or dorsal roots of the subject; and
an Implantable Pulse Generator (IPG) configured to receive the stimulation parameter settings from said signal processing device and simultaneously deliver independent current or voltage pulses to the one or more multi-electrode arrays;
wherein said IPG is operatively connected with the signal processing device and the one or more multi-electrode arrays to provide a multipolar stimulation, where the multipolar stimulation directs a stimulation field to a desired anatomical location by modulating a shape of the stimulating field to enhance a spatial specificity of the electrical neuro stimulation; and
wherein the system is configured and arranged to collect information about locomotor intention of the subject and decode this information by means of the signal processing device.

US Pat. No. 10,391,294

DISINFECTING CAP

DRMA GROUP INTERNATIONAL ...

1. A capping device for disinfecting an access portion of a medical implement, comprising:a housing for covering the access portion of the medical implement, wherein the access portion comprises an injection membrane and female luer threads, and wherein the housing comprises an opening, a cavity comprising a continuous inner surface facing the opening, and a housing floor extending inside the cavity of the housing,
a disinfecting pad disposed within the cavity and attached to the inner surface thereof to disinfect the injection membrane and female luer threads of the medical implement by bringing the disinfecting pad in a direct and prolonged contact with the injection membrane and female luer threads,
a sealing member disposed between the housing and the medical implement to provide a non-permanent tight connection therebetween, wherein the sealing member extends inside the cavity of the housing and is disposed between the housing floor and the disinfecting pad, wherein the sealing member comprises a central rim proximal to the medical implement, and wherein the central rim is elevated towards the inner surface of the housing to prevent loss of the disinfecting agent, and
a resilient member connecting the housing to the medical implement.