US Pat. No. 10,431,936

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH IMPEDANCE CONTROL MEMBERS AT MATING INTERFACE

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. An electrical connector comprising:a housing including a base having a mating face, the base including an array of openings along the mating face;
plural signal contacts arranged in contact pairs and held in the openings of the base, the signal contacts including mating segments that extend a height beyond the mating face of the base for electrically connecting to corresponding mating signal contacts of a mating connector; and
plural impedance control (IC) members on the base, the IC members extending a height beyond the mating face of the base that is less than the height of the mating segments of the signal contacts, each of the IC members disposed adjacent to or between the signal contacts of a corresponding contact pair, wherein top surfaces of the IC members engaging the mating housing along an engagement plane that is spaced apart from the mating face of the base.

US Pat. No. 10,431,925

MOUNTING STRUCTURE FOR ELECTRICAL DEVICE IN VEHICLE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A mounting structure for an electrical device in a vehicle, the mounting structure comprising:the electrical device supported by a bracket above a structure with a gap in a front compartment of the vehicle;
a first connector connected with a back face of a housing of the electrical device; and
a second connector connected with the back face of the housing,
wherein:
the first connector has a higher strength than a strength of the second connector, and
a rear end of the first connector is located further rear with respect to a front-rear direction of the vehicle than a rear end of the second connector.

US Pat. No. 10,431,923

PROGRESSIVE-ACTION SEALING SYSTEM FOR ELECTRICAL CONDUCTORS

1. A progressive action sealing system for electric conductors comprising:a progressive piston assembly (3) having a plurality of elastomers (5) that is assembled between an upper piston (4) and a lower piston (6), wherein each elastomer of said plurality of elastomers (5) is configured to separately receive one electrical conductor within for sealing and isolating said electrical conductor;
a pressure chamber (8) having an upper pre-seal (2) and a lower pre-seal (7), wherein said progressive piston assembly (3) is located inside said pressure chamber (8) between said upper pre-seal (2) and said lower pre-seal (7); and
an upper adapter (1) removably attached to said pressure chamber (8) to enclose said progressive piston assembly (3) so that said progressive piston assembly (3) works bi-directionally, receiving pressure at either end while compressing uniformly the at least one elastomer (5), wherein said progressive piston assembly (3) serves as a bidirectional and progressive pressure seal barrier depending on the pressure and the applied direction of the force received on each side of the seal.

US Pat. No. 10,431,919

CONNECTOR FOR ELECTRICAL POWER CABLES

NEXANS, Courbevoie (FR)

1. A connector for two electrical energy cables, wherein the connector has two connector parts, a plug and a socket, each having an opening along its main axis in which a stripped conductor of a cable can be introduced, and which is tightly connectable with a conductor of the cable, the plug and socket suitable to create a detachable electrical contact between the conductors,whereby the socket has a hollow space running in the longitudinal direction and the plug has a projecting bolt running in the longitudinal direction, which in the mounting position is inserted in the hollow space of the socket,
whereby the hollow space of the socket and the outer surface of the plug have an identical truncated conical shape to each other, so that the plug is fixable in the hollow space of the socket,
wherein the bolt has a circumferential recess, and
wherein the connector further has a pin as a locking means, which is inserted into the recess in the mounting position, by which the bolt and socket are held in an operative position, whereby the pin is arranged so that the axis is right angled to a connector axis of the connector.

US Pat. No. 10,431,909

LASER WELD COAXIAL CONNECTOR AND INTERCONNECTION METHOD

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A coaxial connector interconnected with a coaxial cable, with an outer conductor and an inner conductor, by a process comprising:providing a connector body with a bore;
inserting a leading end of the coaxial cable into the bore from a cable end of the connector body, and
laser welding between the outer conductor and the connector body from, a connector end of the connector body;
wherein the leading end of the coaxial cable is inserted into the bore until a leading edge of the outer conductor axially abuts a stop shoulder proximate a connector end of the bore;
wherein providing a connector body with a bore includes preparing the leading end of the cable end prior to insertion into the bore by removing a portion of the outer conductor so that an inner conductor extends therefrom, removing a portion of a dielectric material between the inner conductor and the outer conductor such that the dielectric material is recessed within the leading end of the coaxial cable.

US Pat. No. 10,431,905

METHOD FOR CRIMPING CONNECTION STRUCTURE

FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LT...

1. A method for crimping a connection structure, the method comprising:inserting an electric wire tip portion of an insulated wire, the electric wire tip portion having been formed by exposing a conductor by peeling off an insulating covering of a tip side, into a crimping portion of a hollow cross section that comprises an internal space that allows insertion of the electric wire tip portion in a crimp terminal;
deforming the crimping portion by moving a pair of terminal pressurization members in a crimping direction; and
crimping and connecting the insulated wire and the crimp terminal, wherein the pair of terminal pressurization members include plural outer peripheral contact portions, the outer peripheral contact portions contacting an outer periphery of the crimping portion in a perpendicular cross section that is perpendicular to a longitudinal direction and a crimping direction of the crimp terminal,
the plural outer peripheral contact portions contain first outer peripheral contact portions and second outer peripheral contact portions,
the first outer peripheral contact portions being of a first terminal pressurization member of the pair of the terminal pressurization members and are disposed at a spacing in a width direction of the crimping portion in the perpendicular cross section,
the first outer peripheral contact portions are disposed so that contacting locations of the outer periphery of the crimping portion and the first outer peripheral contact portions are symmetrical with respect to a reference plane formed by the longitudinal direction and the crimping direction when the pair of the terminal pressurization members is moved in the crimping direction to deform the crimping portion,
the second outer peripheral contact portions being of a second terminal pressurization member of the pair of the terminal pressurization members and are disposed to point-contact the outer periphery of the crimping portion in the perpendicular cross section,
the second outer peripheral contact portions are disposed at a spacing in the width direction of the crimping portion in the perpendicular cross section,
the second outer peripheral contact portions are disposed so that contacting locations of the outer periphery of the crimping portion and the second outer peripheral contact portions are symmetrical with respect to the reference plane when the crimping portion is deformed, and
the second outer peripheral contact portions of the second terminal pressurization member are disposed inward of the first outer peripheral contact portions of the first terminal pressurization member, and
before the deforming the crimping portion by moving the pair of terminal pressurization members, the first outer peripheral contact portions contact corresponding plural points of the upper outer periphery of the crimping portion, and the second outer peripheral contact portions contact corresponding plural points of the lower outer periphery of the crimping portion.

US Pat. No. 10,431,903

ANTENNA SYSTEMS WITH LOW PASSIVE INTERMODULATION (PIM)

1. An antenna comprising:an upper radiating patch element;
a ground plane spaced apart from the upper radiating patch element;
a feed point positioned adjacent the ground plane;
a first feeding element electrically coupling the upper radiating patch element to the feed point;
a second feeding element electrically coupling the upper radiating patch element to the feed point; and
a shorting element electrically coupling the upper radiating patch element to the ground plane;
wherein: the first feeding element includes opposite side edge portions that are tapered, slanted, and/or angled inwardly toward each other along the first feeding element in a direction from the upper radiating patch element towards the ground plane such that a width along the first feeding element decreases in the direction from the upper radiating patch element towards the ground plane; and
the second feeding element includes opposite side edge portions that are tapered, slanted, and/or angled inwardly toward each other along the second feeding element in a direction from the upper radiating patch element towards the ground plane such that a width along the second feeding element decreases in the direction from the upper radiating patch element towards the ground plane; and/or
tabs extend upwardly from the ground plane such that a cable braid is solderable to the tabs without galvanic contact along a bottom of the cable braid to the ground plane.

US Pat. No. 10,431,898

MULTIMODE ANTENNA SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR USE THEREWITH

1. A communication device, comprising:a dielectric antenna having a feed point and an aperture;
a feedline coupled to the feed point of the dielectric antenna; and
a multi-input multi-output (MIMO) transceiver, coupled to the feedline, the MIMO transceiver configured to transmit first electromagnetic waves along the feedline to the feed point of the dielectric antenna, wherein the first electromagnetic waves propagate along the feedline via a plurality of guided wave modes at non-optical frequencies without requiring an electrical return path, wherein the first electromagnetic waves convey first data in accordance with one or more MIMO techniques and wherein the first electromagnetic waves generate first free-space wireless signals at the aperture of the dielectric antenna in accordance with the one or more MIMO techniques.

US Pat. No. 10,431,897

MICROWAVE GAIN MEDIUM WITH NEGATIVE REFRACTIVE INDEX

ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ...

1. A microwave gain medium (100) having a negative refractive index adapted to be placed in a rectangular waveguide to form a volumetric structure, the medium (100) comprising:(a) a unit cell (102) comprising a substrate (104);
(b) a linear sub-wavelength wire (106) printed on the substrate (104) of the unit cell (102);
(c) a circular-shaped split ring resonator (110) printed on the substrate (104) of the unit cell (102), the circular-shaped split ring resonator (110) overlays the linear sub-wavelength wire (106);
(d) a first negative resistance device (112) being embedded at a horizontal symmetry axis of the linear sub-wavelength wire (106), which causes the sub-wavelength wire (106) to exhibit a negative permittivity;
(e) a second negative resistance device (212) being embedded at an opposite end of a split point on the split ring resonator (110), which causes the split ring resonator (110) to exhibit a negative permeability;
wherein a microwave incident on the medium (100) induces the sub-wavelength wire (106), the split ring resonator (110), and the first and second negative resistance devices (212) in the unit cell (102) to electromagnetically interface, which effects a gain in the medium (100), thus providing a spatial amplification of the incident microwave, while the medium (100) maintains a negative refractive index, thereby eliminating an energy loss.

US Pat. No. 10,431,895

DUAL SLOT SIW ANTENNA UNIT AND ARRAY MODULE THEREOF

CUBTEK INC., Hsinchu Cou...

1. A dual slot SIW antenna unit, comprising:a first substrate;
a conductive layer disposed on an upper surface of the first substrate;
plural unit radiation members substantially disposed in parallel relative to each other on the conductive layer, each unit radiation member including at least a pair of slots that are disposed in parallel relative to each other;
a second substrate disposed on a lower surface of the first substrate;
a ground conductive layer disposed on an upper surface of the second substrate and between the first and second substrates;
a feed routing layer disposed on a lower surface of the second substrate; and
two first conductive pillars disposed between two neighboring unit radiation members, passing through the first substrate and the second substrate, and electrically connecting the feed routing layer and the conductive layer.

US Pat. No. 10,431,891

ANTENNA ARRANGEMENT

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An antenna arrangement, comprising:a first antenna element;
a second antenna element that at least partially overlaps with the first antenna element within a crossing region, the first antenna element and the second antenna element being disposed on different surfaces of a common support plane;
an inductance coil that is formed by an inductor that is conductively coupled to the first antenna element and the second antenna element at the crossing region;
a first coupling element being galvanically isolated from the first antenna element, wherein the first coupling element is configured to capacitively couple to the first antenna element;
a second coupling element being galvanically isolated from the second antenna element, wherein the second coupling element is configured to capacitively couple to the second antenna element; and
a first choke element disposed on the same surface of the common support plane as the first antenna element and at least partially overlapping with the second antenna element.

US Pat. No. 10,431,889

LOW-LOSS COMPACT TRANSMIT IMPEDANCE MATCHING TUNING TECHNIQUE

The Charles Stark Draper ...

1. An adaptive impedance matching network to implement an impedance match between an output of an RF power device and a feedpoint of an antenna, comprising:a matching network having at least one tunable component;
a current sensor configured to provide a current value corresponding to an amount of supply current associated with the RF power device, the RF power device being one of a field effect transistor device, a bipolar transistor device, and a vacuum tube device;
an RF power sensor configured to provide a power sensor value that is monotonically related to an amount of power delivered to the antenna; and
a tuner configured to provide a tuning signal to the matching network, the tuning signal being a function of the current value and the power sensor value.

US Pat. No. 10,431,887

ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELDING MEMBER

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a housing including a radiating conductor forming a portion of a side wall thereof;
an electronic component disposed adjacent to the radiating conductor;
a circuit board including an integrated circuit (IC) chip and at least one ground pad exposed along a periphery of a region in which the IC chip is mounted; and
a shielding member attached to the at least one ground pad of the circuit board and surrounding the IC chip,
wherein the at least one ground pad and the IC chip adjacent to the at least one ground pad are configured to form a gap therebetween such that the gap is secured to be greater than or equal to half of a height of the IC chip adjacent to the at least one ground pad from one face of the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,431,881

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND DUAL BAND PRINTED ANTENNA OF THE SAME

PEGATRON CORPORATION, Ta...

1. A dual band printed antenna comprising:a substrate comprising a first surface and a second surface opposite to each other and at least two electrically conductive holes penetrating therethrough;
a first driver disposed on the first surface and configured to generate a first radiation pattern of a first frequency band;
a first reflector disposed on the first surface and apart from the first driver at a first distance;
a second driver disposed on the second surface and configured to generate a second radiation pattern of a second frequency band, wherein the second driver is electrically coupled to the first driver through the at least two electrically conductive holes;
a second reflector disposed on the second surface corresponding to the position of the first driver and apart from the second driver by a second distance; and
a transmission line disposed on the first surface and electrically coupled to a feed point and a ground point of the first driver.

US Pat. No. 10,431,879

FABRIC ANTENNA

BAE SYSTEMS plc, London ...

1. A fabric antenna for telecommunications, the fabric antenna comprising:a host yarn, which is substantially electrically non-conductive, and
an antenna yarn, which is substantially electrically conductive, the host yarn and antenna yarn being knitted together to form a host fabric formed of host yarn comprising an antenna grid formed of antenna yarn,
wherein the antenna grid comprises a plurality of intersecting antenna tracks formed of antenna yarn, the tracks being separated by regions of the host yarn, the tracks of the antenna grid being electrically coupled together at the regions where the tracks intersect,
wherein the antenna grid comprises a plurality of grid sections,
wherein a first grid section of the plurality of grid sections comprises a first side track, a second side track, a first end track, and a second end track,
wherein the first end track and the second end track separately extend between opposite ends of the first side track and the second side tracks, and
wherein the first side track, the second side track, the first end track, and the second end track form a closed periphery of the first grid section.

US Pat. No. 10,431,878

WEARABLE DEVICE DESIGN FOR 4G ANTENNAS

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A wearable device, comprising:an outer wall defining a circumference of an inner core portion of the wearable device, wherein a first portion of the outer wall includes a first material and a second portion of the outer wall includes a second material that is different from the first material;
a bottom cover, coupled to a bottom portion of the outer wall, defining a bottom most portion of the inner core portion of the wearable device;
a bezel, coupled to a top portion of the outer wall, defining a top portion of the inner core portion of the wearable device, wherein a first portion of the bezel includes the first material, wherein the first portion of the bezel and the first portion of the outer wall form a contiguous gap feature that includes the first material;
a connector portion coupled to an outer edge of the outer wall, wherein the outer wall includes an opening proximate to the connector portion, such that the connector portion and the outer wall include a contiguous space;
a printed circuit board (PCB), coupled to the bottom cover by one or more metal nodes such that a first vertical space is formed between the PCB and the bottom cover,
wherein the PCB comprises circuitry to enable the wearable device to communicate with a wireless telecommunication network,
wherein the PCB extends through the opening and is situated partially within the connector portion; and
an antenna, through which the PCB communicates with the wireless telecommunications network, wherein the antenna is positioned along a circumference of an inner portion of the outer wall and above the PCB to create a second vertical space between the antenna and the PCB,
wherein the antenna includes a first antenna portion and a second antenna portion that are arranged separately along the circumference of the outer wall such that a gap exists between the first antenna portion and the second antenna portion, and
wherein the first antenna portion and the second antenna portion are positioned within the inner core portion, below the bezel and not in contact with the bezel, and above the bottom cover.

US Pat. No. 10,431,877

BASE STATION ANTENNAS HAVING PARASITIC COUPLING UNITS

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A base station antenna, comprising:a panel that includes a ground plane;
a first linear array that includes a first plurality of radiating elements that extend forwardly from the panel, the first linear array extending along a first axis;
a second linear array that includes a second plurality of radiating elements that extend forwardly from the panel, the second linear array extending along a second axis that is generally parallel to the first axis; and
a parasitic coupling unit between a first radiating element of the first linear array and a first radiating element of the second linear array and between the first axis and the second axis,
wherein the parasitic coupling unit includes a first parasitic coupling structure, the first parasitic coupling structure including a first base that is capacitively coupled to the ground plane and a first wall that extends forwardly from the first base, the first wall including at least one slot,
wherein the ground plane includes a planar portion, the radiating elements extend forwardly from the planar portion of the ground plane, and the first base extends in parallel to the planar portion of the ground plane, and
wherein the first base, the first radiating element of the first linear array and the first radiating element of the second linear array are all on a same side of the ground plane.

US Pat. No. 10,431,876

BROADBAND ANTENNA MODULE FOR LTE

Amotech Co., Ltd., Inche...

1. A broadband antenna module for LTE, comprising:a feeding pin formed on one surface of a printed circuit board;
a direct short pin formed to be spaced apart from the feeding pin on one surface of the printed circuit board;
a coupling short pin formed on the other surface of the printed circuit board and connected to a ground plane formed on the other surface of the printed circuit board; and
a radiation patch antenna configured to include a dielectric and a radiation pattern formed on an outer circumference of the dielectric and mounted on one surface of the printed circuit board,
wherein the radiation patch antenna is mounted on one surface of the printed circuit board so that a portion of the radiation pattern is directly connected to the feeding pin, another portion of the radiation pattern is directly connected to the direct short pin, and still another portion of the radiation pattern is overlapped with the coupling short pin and connected with the coupling short pin in a coupling manner,
wherein the radiation pattern of the radiation patch antenna is directly connected to the feeding pin and the direct short pin to resonate in a first frequency band, and is coupled to the coupling short pin formed on the other surface of the printed circuit board to resonate in a second frequency band.

US Pat. No. 10,431,871

CONTACTLESS ANTENNA, SUPPORT STRUCTURE AND CORRESPONDING CONNECTOR

INGENICO GROUP, Paris (F...

1. A structural part of an internal architecture of a payment terminal, comprising:a rim, wherein said structural part is constituted by a rigid material;
an antenna-forming electrical cable; and
a channel on the rim, which has a variable width and grasps and guides the antenna-forming electrical cable when said antenna-forming electrical cable is wound around the rim of said structural part, wherein along a widest part of said channel at least one winding of the electrical cable is placed in parallel with at least one other winding of the electrical cable, and wherein along a narrowest part of said channel at least one winding of the electrical cable is superimposed on at least one other winding of the electrical cable.

US Pat. No. 10,431,852

FLAT SECONDARY BATTERY

Envision AESC Japan Ltd.,...

1. A flat lithium ion secondary battery comprising:a laminate-type power generation element in which two or more positive electrode plates and negative electrode plates are laminated via each of separators, wherein:
the positive electrode plate includes an NMC composite oxide and polyvinylidene fluoride,
the negative electrode plate includes a mixture of graphite and polyvinylidene fluoride or a mixture of graphite and styrene-butadiene copolymer latex,
the electrolyte solution includes ester-based solvent of propylene carbonate, ethylene carbonate, dimethyl carbonate, diethyl carbonate or ethyl methyl carbonate as an organic liquid solvent; and
a pair of rectangular exterior members defined by long sides and short sides when viewed from a lamination direction of the two or more positive electrode plates and negative electrode plates, the rectangular exterior members sealing the laminate-type power generation element and an electrolyte solution, wherein
at least one exterior member of the pair of the rectangular exterior members comprises:
an abutting part including an abutting surface that abuts against an uppermost layer electrode of the positive electrode plates and negative electrode plates;
a sealing part at which the rectangular exterior members overlap each other at an outer circumferential position of the rectangular exterior members; and
an extending part that extends from the abutting part to the sealing part, a space defined by the rectangular exterior members is defined by:
1.0?LA/LB?1.90,
bA, a length from the sealing parts to an electrode directly across from the sealing parts in millimeters, is within the range from 4 mm or more to 10 mm or less,
LA/d?LB/d, wherein d is a thickness of the laminate-type power generation element from the uppermost layer electrode to the electrode directly across from the sealing parts, and
a value of LA/d to b is between a first straight line and a second straight line, the first straight line defined between (bA=5, LA/d=1.675) and (bA=10, LA/d=2.75) and the second straight line defined between (bA=5, LA/d=2.0) and (bA=10, LA/d=2.85), such that:
LA/d is within the range from 1.675 or more to 2.0 or less when bA is 5 mm,
LA/d is within the range from 2.75 or more to 2.85 or less when bA is 10 mm, wherein:
LA is an average of lengths of the extending parts located at both ends in a direction parallel to the long sides in a first cross section of the flat secondary battery when cutting through the flat secondary battery by a plane parallel to the long sides and along the lamination direction, and
LB is an average of lengths of the extending parts located at both ends in a direction parallel to the short sides in a second cross section of the flat secondary battery when cutting through the flat secondary battery by a plane parallel to the short sides and along the lamination direction,
a value of a ratio of a battery surface area to a rated capacity of the flat lithium ion secondary battery is 5 cm2/Ah or more, the rated capacity is 3 Ah or more, and the battery surface area is a projected area of the flat lithium ion secondary battery including a battery exterior body,
a capacity retention ratio is 80% or more and the capacity retention ratio is a capacity retention ratio to initial capacity retention ratio of the flat lithium ion secondary battery when used 1000 cycles, and
an aspect ratio of the electrode plates is 1 to 3, and the aspect ratio is defined as a ratio of a length of the long sides to a length of the short sides of a lamination surface of the two or more positive electrode plates and negative electrode plates.

US Pat. No. 10,431,849

HIGH ENERGY DENSITY ALKALI METAL BATTERIES INCORPORATING SOLID ELECTROLYTES

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. An electrochemical cell comprising an alkali metal anode layer of one of lithium or sodium, a solid electrolyte layer, and a cathode layer, the solid electrolyte layer comprising:a glass, ceramic, or glass-ceramic, solid electrolyte layer with opposing surfaces, one of the surfaces being roughened to increase its effective surface area for increased direct physical contact with the alkali metal anode layer, the roughened surface being maintained in electrical and mechanical face-to-face contact with the alkali metal anode layer and the opposing surface being maintained in electrical and mechanical face-to-face contact with the cathode layer in the operation of the electrochemical cell by an applied pressure, the applied pressure being sufficient to cause the alkali metal anode layer material to flow into contact with the roughened surface of the solid electrolyte layer and to enable an increase in critical current density of at least 25% over a like dimensioned cell with a solid electrolyte with an un-roughened surface.

US Pat. No. 10,431,847

STACKED FILM BATTERY ARCHITECTURE

International Business Ma...

1. A stacked battery structure comprising:two or more stacked battery layers, wherein each battery layer includes a substrate, a film battery element on the substrate and an insulator over the film battery element, the film battery element including a current collector, the insulator of a lower one of the two or more stacked battery layers having a flat top surface bonded to the substrate of an upper one of the two or more stacked battery layers; and
a through via formed within the two or more stacked battery layers and exposed at the top of the two or more stacked battery layers, the through via connecting with at least one of the current collectors of the two or more stacked battery layers.

US Pat. No. 10,431,844

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A CATALYTICALLY COATED MEMBRANE AND MEMBRANE ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY AND FUEL CELL STACK HAVING SAME

VOLKSWAGEN AG, Wolfsburg...

1. A method, comprising:producing a catalyst coated membrane that has a membrane material and a catalyst layer of a catalytic material on a flat side of the membrane material including a nonrectangular active area, which is restricted in one direction by two outer sides opposite one another and extending parallel to each other, the producing including:
continuously applying the catalytic material to the flat side of the membrane material in a coating direction, the catalytic material having a constant coating width, the area of the membrane material coated with the catalytic material at least covers the nonrectangular active area of the catalyst coated membrane, the applying including:
coating the membrane material with the catalytic material such that the coating direction has an angle that is not equal to 90° and not equal to 0° with respect to the two outer sides of the nonrectangular active area.

US Pat. No. 10,431,843

FRAME BODY, CELL FRAME, CELL STACK, AND REDOX FLOW BATTERY

Sumitomo Electric Industr...

1. A frame body for a cell frame of a redox flow battery,the frame body comprising an outer peripheral portion that is to face and contact, when a plurality of the cell frames are stacked, a frame body of another cell frame that is adjacent to the cell frame,
the outer peripheral portion including a thin region whose thickness gradually decreases in a direction from a center of the frame body toward an outer periphery of the frame body,
the frame body having a through window disposed in a central portion of the frame body, and
the frame body being formed of a resin,
wherein the thickness of the thin region gradually decreases by gradual tapering from a first flat surface of the frame body toward the outer periphery of the frame body, and by tapering from a second flat surface of the frame body toward the outer periphery of the frame body, the tapering from the first flat surface opposing the tapering from the second flat surface.

US Pat. No. 10,431,827

NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY

SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD.,...

1. A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery comprising:a positive electrode plate in which a positive electrode mix layer is disposed on a positive electrode core body;
a negative electrode plate in which a negative electrode mix layer is disposed on a negative electrode core body;
a positive electrode terminal electrically connected to the positive electrode plate;
a negative electrode terminal electrically connected to the negative electrode plate;
a flat rolled electrode assembly in which the positive electrode plate and the negative electrode plate in the state of being insulated from each other with a separator therebetween are rolled into a flat shape;
a non-aqueous electrolytic solution; and
an outer body,
wherein a rolled positive electrode core body exposed portion is disposed at one end portion of the flat rolled electrode assembly,
a rolled negative electrode core body exposed portion is disposed at the other end portion of the flat rolled electrode assembly,
the rolled positive electrode core body exposed portion is bundled and connected to a positive electrode collector,
the rolled negative electrode core body exposed portion is bundled and connected to a negative electrode collector,
a pressure-sensitive forced short-circuit mechanism that short-circuits the positive electrode plate and the negative electrode plate in response to an increase in pressure inside the outer body,
lithium carbonate is contained in the positive electrode mix layer, and
a porous protective layer is disposed along the border with the positive electrode mix layer at the position opposite to the separator on at least one surface of the positive electrode core body exposed portion,
wherein the protective layer has electrical conductivity and is a protective layer having the electrical conductivity lower than that of the positive electrode core body, and
the protective layer contains lithium carbonate.

US Pat. No. 10,431,821

CATHODE ACTIVE MATERIAL, CATHODE, BATTERY, BATTERY PACK, ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, ELECTRIC VEHICLE, ELECTRIC STORAGE APPARATUS, AND ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEM

Murata Manufacturing Co.,...

1. A battery comprising:a cathode;
an anode; and
an electrolyte,
wherein the cathode includes a cathode active material,
the cathode active material includes a first cathode material comprising a lithium metal oxide having a layered rocksalt structure, the lithium metal oxide including lithium and a metal other than lithium, the metal comprising nickel and at least one selected from the group consisting of iron, zinc, and zirconium,
a site occupancy of metal ions other than lithium at a 3a site obtained by Rietveld analysis of a powder X-ray diffraction pattern of the first cathode material in the cathode in a discharged state is about 5% or less,
a site occupancy of metal ions other than the metal occupying a part of a 3b site at the 3b site is 1% or over, the cathode active material is covered with a coating film including a resolvent of an electrolyte salt and a resolvent of the electrolyte solvent, and
an exposed amount of the cathode active material exposed from the coating film is within a range from about 0.05% to about 8% both inclusive.

US Pat. No. 10,431,810

METHOD FOR MAKING LITHIUM ION BATTERY ELECTRODE

Tsinghua University, Bei...

1. A method for making a lithium ion battery electrode comprising:step (S1), providing a slurry comprising an electrode active material, an adhesive, a dispersant, and a conductive agent, wherein a method for making the slurry comprises the following steps: providing the electrode active material, the adhesive, the dispersant, and the conductive agent; mixing the conductive agent and the electrode active material uniformly to obtain a mixture; and adding the adhesive and the dispersant into the mixture and stirring them to form the slurry;
step (S2), spreading the slurry over a metal sheet to form an electrode active material layer;
step (S3), applying a carbon nanotube layer structure on a surface of the electrode active material layer to form a precursor; and
step (S4), drying the precursor.

US Pat. No. 10,431,807

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING LITHIUM-ION SECONDARY BATTERY ELECTRODE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A method of manufacturing a lithium-ion secondary battery electrode, the method comprising:supplying granulated composite particles, each of the composite particles containing an active material and a binder, onto a sheet collector in a powder form; and
rolling the composite particles supplied onto the collector to form an active material layer, wherein
the granulated composite particles are prepared by spray-drying,
the rolling step includes a first rolling sub-step involving first rolling, and a second rolling sub-step to be performed after the first rolling sub-step, and
the first rolling is rubber rolling using a pair of rubber rolls.

US Pat. No. 10,431,802

BATTERY MODULE INCLUDING A HEAT PIPE POSITIONED IN PROXIMITY TO A TERMINAL COMPONENT AT A POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE TERMINAL OF THE BATTERY MODULE

InEVit LLC, Santa Clara,...

1. A battery module, comprising:a plurality of battery cell groups that are connected in series with each other, each of the plurality of battery cell groups including a plurality of battery cells that are connected to each other in parallel;
a contact plate that is connected to one of the plurality of battery cell groups at a terminal of the battery module, the terminal corresponding to either a positive terminal of the battery module or a negative terminal of the battery module, wherein a positive or negative high-voltage (HV) connector protrudes out of the battery module, and wherein the HV connector is integrated as part of the contact plate or is directly coupled to the contact plate;
a cooling plate integrated into the battery module and configured to be cooled by an external liquid cooling system; and
a heat pipe coupled to the contact plate in proximity to the HV connector of the contact plate and configured to transfer heat away from the HV connector and towards the cooling plate.

US Pat. No. 10,431,798

SEPARATOR FOR LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY, AND LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY COMPRISING SAME

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A separator for a lithium secondary battery, comprising:a substrate, and
a heat-resistance porous layer disposed on at least one surface of the substrate and including a cross-linked binder,
wherein the cross-linked binder has a cross-linking structure formed from a compound represented by Chemical Formula 2,

wherein, in Chemical Formula 2,
X1 to X3 are an oxyethylene group, respectively,
X4 is an oxyethylene group or a C1 to C10 alkyl group, when X4 is the oxyethylene group, n4 is an integer ranging from 1 to 10 and m is 1 and when X4 is the C1 to C10 alkyl group, n4 is 1 and m is 0,
R1 to R4 are a functional group of a (meth)acrylate group, a hydroxy group, a carboxyl group, an ester group, a cyanate group, an isocyanate group, an amino group, a thiol group, a C1 to C10 alkoxy group, a vinyl group, or a heterocyclic group,
each of a1 to a4 are an integer ranging from 1 to 10,
each of n1 to n3 are an integer ranging from 0 to 10, and at least one of n1 to n4 is an integer ranging from 1 to 10,
wherein the heat-resistance porous layer further comprises a non-crosslinked binder,
wherein the non-crosslinked binder comprises polyvinylidene fluoride (PVdF), a polyvinylidene fluoride-hexafluoropropylene (PVdF-HFP) copolymer, polymethylmethacrylate, polyacrylonitrile, polyvinylpyrrolidone, polyvinylacetate, polyethylene-vinylacetate copolymer, polyethyleneoxide, cellulose acetate, cellulose acetate butyrate, cellulose acetate propionate, cyanoethylpullulan, cyanoethylpolyvinyl alcohol, cyanoethyl cellulose, cyanoethylsucrose, pullulan, an acrylonitrile-styrene-butadiene copolymer, or a combination thereof, and
wherein each shrinkage ratio in a machine direction (MD) and a transverse direction (TD) of the separator is less than or equal to 5% according to Equation 1,
Shrinkage ratio (%)=[(LO?L1)/LO]×100  [Equation 1]
wherein, in Equation 1, LO indicates an initial length of a separator and L1 indicates a length of a separator after being allowed to stand at 200° C. and for 10 minutes.

US Pat. No. 10,431,781

BATTERY LOADING MAGAZINE

General Electric Company,...

11. A method for loading battery assemblies within a storage rack, the method comprising:stacking a plurality of battery magazines onto a base member to form a battery magazine stack, the base member including at least one support wall defining an upper surface, the upper surface of the support wall defining at least one base engagement feature, each battery magazine at least partially surrounding a battery assembly, each battery magazine including a first sidewall, a second sidewall, and a transverse wall extending between the first and second sidewalls, wherein the first sidewall, the second sidewall, and the transverse wall define a cavity to receive the battery assembly, and wherein each battery magazine is configured to engage a portion of the battery assembly to prevent lateral movement of the battery assembly relative to the battery magazine when the battery assembly is positioned within the cavity, each of the first and second sidewalls extending between an upper surface and a lower surface opposite the upper surface, the lower surface of at least one of the first and second sidewalls of each battery magazine defining at least one magazine engagement feature configured to engage the at least one base engagement feature, wherein one of the at least one base engagement feature and the at least one magazine engagement feature comprises at least one engagement channel and the other of the at least one base engagement feature and the at least one magazine engagement feature comprises at least one rib configured to be received within the at least one engagement channel;
lifting the base member and the battery magazine stack relative to the storage rack, the storage rack defining a plurality of storage slots, each storage slot configured to receive one of the battery assemblies;
vertically aligning a top battery magazine of the battery magazine stack with a corresponding storage slot of the plurality of storage slots; and
laterally moving the battery assembly contained within the top battery magazine relative to an adjacent battery magazine of the battery stack to install the battery assembly into the corresponding storage slot.

US Pat. No. 10,431,779

ORGANIC LAYER DEPOSITION APPARATUS, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DISPLAY APPARATUS USING THE SAME, AND ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DISPLAY APPARATUS MANUFACTURED USING THE METHOD

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A method of manufacturing an organic light-emitting display device by using an organic layer deposition apparatus for forming an organic layer on a substrate, the method comprising:attaching the substrate to a transfer unit in a loading unit;
transporting, into a chamber, the transfer unit to which the substrate is attached, by using a first conveyer unit passing through the chamber;
forming organic layers by depositing deposition materials discharged from a plurality of organic layer deposition assemblies on the substrate while the substrate is spaced apart from and moved relative to the organic layer deposition assemblies in the chamber;
separating the substrate on which the depositing has been completed from the transfer unit in an unloading unit; and
transporting the transfer unit from which the substrate is separated to the loading unit by using a second conveyer unit passing through the chamber,
wherein each of the organic layer deposition assemblies comprises:
a plurality of deposition sources, each of the deposition sources being configured to discharge a corresponding one of the deposition materials;
a deposition source nozzle unit at a side of each of the plurality of deposition sources and comprising one or more deposition source nozzles;
a patterning slit sheet facing the deposition source nozzle unit and comprising one or more patterning slits; and
a modification shutter located between the plurality of deposition sources and the patterning slit sheet and having an opening that is configured to allow the corresponding ones of the deposition materials from the deposition sources to pass-through towards the patterning slit sheet,
wherein the openings of adjacent ones of the modification shutters are offset from each other along a second direction perpendicular to a first direction in which the substrate is transported, and
the deposition materials discharged from the plurality of deposition sources pass through the patterning slit sheet and are deposited on the substrate in patterns.

US Pat. No. 10,431,770

OLED PANEL WITH A RING SHAPE RESIN ENCAPSULATION MATERIAL

SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOE...

1. An OLED panel, comprising a substrate, a cover plate, an organic light-emitting layer arranged between the substrate and the cover plate, a water-blocking layer packing the organic light-emitting layer on a surface of the substrate, and a ring-like composite encapsulating material layer arranged between the substrate and the cover plate, the composite encapsulating material layer surrounds the water-blocking layer, and seals the organic light-emitting layer and the water-blocking layer between the substrate and the cover plate, and the composite encapsulating material layer is made of a nano-resin material;wherein the surface of the substrate is provided with a groove that is arranged at an outer perimeter of the encapsulating layer, and the composite encapsulating material layer fills the groove.

US Pat. No. 10,431,756

DISPLAY DEVICE

Japan Display Inc., Mina...

1. A display device comprising:an organic light-emitting diode structure layer including a pixel array section;
a film connected to a first edge-side region of the organic light-emitting diode structure layer and folded back onto a rear surface side of the organic light-emitting diode structure layer; and
an integrated circuit disposed on the film, wherein
a width of the film in a connection region to the organic light-emitting diode structure layer is smaller than a width of the film in a region where the integrated circuit is disposed.

US Pat. No. 10,431,752

ORGANOMETALLIC IRIDIUM COMPLEX, LIGHT-EMITTING ELEMENT, LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE, AND LIGHTING DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A compound represented by Formula (G1):
wherein:
L represents a monoanionic ligand,
R1 and R2 separately represent a methyl group, an ethyl group, an isobutyl group, or a neopentyl group, and
R3 represents a methyl group, an ethyl group, an isobutyl group, a 3,5-dimethylphenyl group, a 2-methylphenyl group, a 2,6-dimethylphenyl group, or a 3,5-diethylphenyl group.

US Pat. No. 10,431,736

MAINTAINING COERCIVE FIELD AFTER HIGH TEMPERATURE ANNEAL FOR MAGNETIC DEVICE APPLICATIONS WITH PERPENDICULAR MAGNETIC ANISOTROPY

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A magnetic memory element formed between a first electrode and a second electrode, the magnetic memory element comprising:a tunnel barrier layer formed between a reference layer and a free;
layer, wherein the free layer comprises a first surface that forms a first interface with the tunnel barrier layer thereby inducing perpendicular magnetic anisotropy (PMA) in at least a portion of the free layer adjacent to the first interface;
an oxide layer that forms a second interface with a second surface of the free layer opposite to the first surface of the free layer, wherein each of the oxide layer and the free layer has a body centered cubic (BCC) structure that enhances the PMA in the free layer; and
a first lattice-matching layer disposed on an opposite side of the oxide layer with respect to the second interface, wherein the first lattice-matching layer has the BCC structure, comprises a non-magnetic material, and is interposed between the oxide layer and the second electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,431,735

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME

SK hynix Inc., Icheon-si...

1. An electronic device comprising a semiconductor memory,wherein the semiconductor memory comprises:
a variable resistance element exhibiting two different states for storing data; and
an upper layer disposed over the variable resistance element,
wherein the upper layer has a stepped profile and includes an upper portion and a lower portion having a wider width than the upper portion,
wherein sidewalls of the upper portion and sidewalls of the lower portion are configured to be discontinuous from each other, and
wherein a height of the upper portion is higher than a height of the lower portion.

US Pat. No. 10,431,734

ENGINEERED BARRIER LAYER INTERFACE FOR HIGH SPEED SPIN-TRANSFER TORQUE MAGNETIC RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A perpendicular magnetic tunnel junction, comprising:a free layer;
a reference layer; and
a barrier layer between the free layer and the reference layer, the barrier layer having a first interface that faces the free layer and a second interface that faces the reference layer, in which a surface of the first interface is fabricated to not physically correlate with a surface of the second interface.

US Pat. No. 10,431,712

INORGANIC EMITTING PARTICLE, INORGANIC EMITTING PARTICLE FILM, AND LED PACKAGE AND DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

LG DISPLAY CO., LTD., Se...

1. An inorganic emitting particle, comprising:an inorganic oxide having a first size; and
quantum dots attached to the inorganic oxide and having a second size less than the first size,
wherein the inorganic oxide is silicon oxide having the first size of approximately 100 nm to approximately 300 nm, and
wherein the quantum dots form a layer covering an entire surface of the inorganic oxide.

US Pat. No. 10,431,702

TRANSPARENT ELECTRODE, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE EMPLOYING THE TRANSPARENT ELECTRODE

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A transparent electrode having a laminate structure comprising:a first metal oxide layer having an amorphous structure and electroconductivity,
a metal layer which comprises a metallic material comprising silver or copper,
a second metal oxide layer having an amorphous structure and electroconductivity, and
a third metal oxide layer having an amorphous structure and continuity,
stacked in this order.

US Pat. No. 10,431,695

TRANSISTORS COMPRISING AT LEASE ONE OF GAP, GAN, AND GAAS

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. A transistor comprising:a pair of source/drain regions having a channel region there-between;
a transistor gate construction operatively proximate the channel region;
the channel region comprising a direction of current flow there-through between the pair of source/drain regions, the channel region comprising at least one of GaP, GaN, and GaAs extending all along the current-flow direction;
each of the source/drain regions comprising at least one of GaP, GaN, and GaAs extending completely through the respective source/drain region orthogonal to the current-flow direction, the at least one of the GaP, the GaN, and the GaAs of the respective source/drain region being directly against the at least one of the GaP, the GaN, and the GaAs of the channel region;
each of the source/drain regions comprising at least one of elemental silicon and metal material extending completely through the respective source/drain region orthogonal to the current-flow direction;
the channel region as respects GaP, GaN, and GaAs comprising only one of the GaP, the GaN, and the GaAs extending all along the current-flow direction; and
as respects GaP, GaN, and GaAs, each of the source/drain regions comprising only one other of the GaP, the GaN, and the GaAs extending completely through the respective source/drain region orthogonal to the current-flow direction.

US Pat. No. 10,431,694

THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, DISPLAY APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME, AND FABRICATING METHOD THEREOF

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A method of fabricating a thin film transistor comprising an active layer having a channel region, a source electrode contact region, and a drain electrode contact region, comprising:forming a semiconductor material layer comprising M1OaNb on a base substrate; wherein M1 is a single metal or a combination of metals, a>0, and b?0;
forming a conductive metal material layer on a side of the semiconductor material layer distal to the base substrate; and
doping a first portion of the semiconductor material layer in a region corresponding to the channel region with a dopant thereby forming the etch stop layer, the etch stop layer being substantially resistant to an etchant for etching a metal material.

US Pat. No. 10,431,663

METHOD OF FORMING INTEGRATED CIRCUIT WITH GATE-ALL-AROUND FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR AND THE RESULTING STRUCTURE

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A method comprising:providing a substrate;
forming a semiconductor fin on the substrate, wherein the semiconductor fin has a first width; and
forming a first transistor using the semiconductor fin, the forming of the first transistor comprising:
forming a sacrificial gate on a first portion of the semiconductor fin such that second portions of the semiconductor fin extend laterally beyond the sacrificial gate;
forming a sidewall spacer comprising a gate section on the sacrificial gate and fin sections on the second portions of the semiconductor fin;
removing the second portions of the semiconductor fin to create source/drain openings and to expose vertical surfaces of the first portion of the semiconductor fin;
widening the source/drain openings such that the widened source/drain openings have a second width that is greater than the first width of the semiconductor fin, wherein the first width of the semiconductor fin and the second width of the widened source/drain openings are measured in a same direction; and
after the widening of the source/drain openings, forming source/drain regions in the widened source/drain openings.

US Pat. No. 10,431,648

MAKING ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS IN HANDLE WAFERS OF INTEGRATED CIRCUIT PACKAGES

Invensas Corporation, Sa...

1. A fabrication method comprising:(a) obtaining a first integrated circuit structure comprising a first substrate comprising a bottom surface having a cavity, and comprising a first circuitry comprising one or more first capacitors each of which is at least partially located in a respective first through silicon via (TSV) extending through the first substrate, each first capacitor comprising:
a first electroconductive layer formed within or upon an interior surface of the respective first TSV;
a dielectric layer formed over the first electroconductive layer and at least partially located in the respective first TSV;
a second electroconductive layer formed over the dielectric layer and at least partially located in the respective first TSV;
(b) obtaining a second integrated circuit structure comprising a second substrate comprising a second circuitry comprising one or more second capacitors each of which is at least partially located in a respective second TSV extending through the second substrate, each second capacitor comprising:
a first electroconductive layer formed within or upon an interior surface of the respective second TSV;
a dielectric layer formed over the first electroconductive layer and at least partially located in the respective second TSV;
a second electroconductive layer formed over the dielectric layer and at least partially located in the respective second TSV;
the second integrated circuit structure further comprising a semiconductor die attached to the top surface of the second substrate and electroconductively coupled to the second circuitry;
(c) after obtaining the first and second integrated circuit structures, positioning the first and second integrated circuit structures to align each first TSV with a corresponding second TSV, and bonding the first integrated structure to the second integrated structure, the bonding comprising bonding the first substrate to the second substrate with a direct dielectric-to-dielectric bond,
wherein in said bonding of the first and second integrated structures, for each aligned pair of a first TSV and a second TSV, the first electroconductive layer of the respective first capacitor becomes electroconductively coupled to the second electroconductive layer of the respective second capacitor with a metal-to-metal bond;
wherein at a conclusion of said bonding of the first and second integrated circuit structures, the semiconductor die is disposed in the cavity but is spaced from the first substrate to define a headspace between the cavity surface and the semiconductor die surface;
wherein the method further comprises injecting a filler into the headspace through one or more channels in the first substrate that communicate between the cavity and the top surface of the first substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,431,632

LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE, ELECTRONIC APPLIANCE, AND LIGHTING DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A light-emitting device comprising:a first light-emitting element including a first electrode, a first transparent conductive layer in contact with the first electrode, an EL layer in contact with the first transparent conductive layer, and a second electrode in contact with the EL layer;
a second light-emitting element including a third electrode, a second transparent conductive layer in contact with the third electrode, the EL layer in contact with the second transparent conductive layer, and the second electrode in contact with the EL layer; and
a third light-emitting element including a fourth electrode, the EL layer in contact with the fourth electrode, and the second electrode in contact with the EL layer,
wherein the EL layer includes a first light-emitting layer, a second light-emitting layer, and a third light-emitting layer,
wherein the light with the wavelength ?1 is emitted from the first light-emitting element,
wherein the light with the wavelength ?2 is emitted from the second light-emitting element,
wherein the light with the wavelength ?3 is emitted from the third light-emitting element,
wherein a wavelength relation of ?3>?1>?2 is satisfied,
wherein an optical path length from the first electrode to the second light-emitting layer is 3?1/4, and an optical path length from the first electrode to the second electrode is ?1 in the first light-emitting element,
wherein an optical path length from the third electrode to the third light-emitting layer is 3?2/4, and an optical path length from the third electrode to the second electrode is ?2 in the second light-emitting element, and
wherein an optical path length from the fourth electrode to the first light-emitting layer is ?3/4, and an optical path length from the fourth electrode to the second electrode is ?3/2 in the third light-emitting element.

US Pat. No. 10,431,623

METHOD APPLIED TO BJT PIXEL OF IMAGE SENSOR APPARATUS AND IMAGE SENSOR APPARATUS

PixArt Imaging Inc., Hsi...

1. A method applied to a BJT pixel of a pixel array of an image sensor apparatus, comprising:obtaining at least one of a surface quality signal of a first image sensed by the BJT pixel and a shutter turn-on time corresponding to the first image; and
adaptively adjusting a pre-flash time of the BJT pixel for sensing of a second image according to the at least one of the surface quality signal of the first image and the shutter turn-on time corresponding to the first image;
wherein the second image follows the first image.

US Pat. No. 10,431,622

SOLID-STATE IMAGING APPARATUS, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTI...

1. A solid-state imaging apparatus, comprising:a pixel array unit in which combinations of a first pixel corresponding to a color component of a plurality of color components and a second pixel having higher sensitivity to incident light as compared with the first pixel are two-dimensionally arrayed, wherein
the first pixel includes:
a first photoelectric conversion unit that generates electric charges according to an amount of incident light;
a first unnecessary electric charge drain unit that receives unnecessary electric charges being electric charges generated by the first photoelectric conversion unit; and
a first unnecessary electric charge discharge gate unit that discharges the unnecessary electric charges generated by the first photoelectric conversion unit to the first unnecessary electric charge drain unit in accordance with a height of a first electrical barrier formed between the first photoelectric conversion unit and the first unnecessary electric charge drain unit, and
the second pixel includes:
a second photoelectric conversion unit that generates electric charges according to an amount of incident light;
a second unnecessary electric charge drain unit that receives unnecessary electric charges being electric charges generated by the second photoelectric conversion unit; and
a second unnecessary electric charge discharge gate unit that discharges the unnecessary electric charges generated by the second photoelectric conversion unit to the second unnecessary electric charge drain unit in accordance with a height of a second electrical barrier formed between the second photoelectric conversion unit and the second unnecessary electric charge drain unit,
wherein the height of the first electrical barrier and the height of the second electrical barrier are different from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,431,597

RF ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT COMPRISING CAVITIES BURIED UNDER RF ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS OF THE CIRCUIT

1. An RF electronic circuit comprising:a single unitary substrate comprising at least one support layer and a semiconducting surface layer located on the support layer;
at least one electronic component able to carry out at least one of an RF signal transmission and/or reception and/or processing functions, and made in or on a first region of the semiconducting surface layer; and
a matrix of cavities located in at least one first region of the support layer located under the first region of the semiconducting surface layer and not in the semiconducting surface layer, facing at least the electronic component, and such that internal volumes of the cavities are separated and isolated from each other by portions of the support layer,
wherein one lateral dimension of each said cavity is greater than or equal to about 10 ?m, and
wherein the cavities are aligned underneath said at least one electronic component.

US Pat. No. 10,431,595

MEMORY DEVICES HAVING VERTICALLY EXTENDING CHANNEL STRUCTURES THEREIN

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A memory device comprising:a substrate having a first source film thereon;
an upper stacked structure on the first source film;
an electrically conductive channel structure extending through the upper stacked structure and the first source film, said channel structure comprising a channel pattern, which extends vertically through the upper stacked structure and the first source film, and an information storage pattern on a sidewall of the channel pattern;
a second source film extending between the first source film and a surface of said substrate, said second source film contacting the channel pattern and comprising an upward extending protrusion, which extends underneath the information storage pattern; and
a channel protective film extending between at least a portion of the protrusion and at least a portion of the information storage pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,431,588

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, RELATED MANUFACTURING METHOD, AND RELATED ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Semiconductor Manufacturi...

1. A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device, the method comprising:providing a first semiconductor structure;
partially removing the first semiconductor structure to form a second semiconductor structure, wherein the second semiconductor structure has a first trench;
performing a first in-situ doping process on the second semiconductor structure to form a third semiconductor structure, wherein the third semiconductor structure includes a first electrode, and wherein the first electrode is positioned in the first trench;
after the first electrode has been formed, partially removing the third semiconductor structure to form a fourth semiconductor structure, wherein the fourth semiconductor structure has a second trench;
performing a second in-situ doping process on the fourth semiconductor structure to form a fifth semiconductor structure, wherein the fifth semiconductor structure includes a second electrode, and wherein the second electrode is positioned in the second trench; and
after the second electrode has been formed, forming a first gate member on the fifth semiconductor structure to form a sixth semiconductor structure, wherein each of the first gate member, the first electrode, and the second electrode directly contacts a first semiconductor portion, wherein the first semiconductor portion is positioned between the first electrode and the second electrode, and wherein an area of the first electrode is unequal to an area of the second electrode in a layout view of the semiconductor device.

US Pat. No. 10,431,584

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE INCLUDING FIN STRUCTURES AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A fin field effect transistor (FinFET), comprising:a fin structure which has a first region made of a first semiconductor material, a second region made of a second semiconductor material different from the first semiconductor material, and a channel region made of a third semiconductor material different from the second semiconductor material;
an isolation region in which the first region and the second region are embedded, and from which at least an upper port of the channel region is exposed; and
a gate structure disposed over the channel region, wherein:
an interface between the second region and the first region is located below an upper surface of the isolation region,
the first semiconductor material includes a first Ge based semiconductor material,
the second semiconductor material includes a Si or a Si based semiconductor material,
the third semiconductor material includes a second Ge based semiconductor material, and
Ge contents of the first and second Ge based semiconductor materials are greater than a Ge content of the second semiconductor material.

US Pat. No. 10,431,577

METHODS OF FORMING CIRCUIT-PROTECTION DEVICES

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method of forming a circuit-protection device, comprising:forming a dielectric having a first thickness and having a second thickness, greater than the first thickness, over a semiconductor;
forming the dielectric further having a third thickness greater than the second thickness, over the semiconductor;
forming a conductor over the dielectric;
patterning the conductor to retain a first portion of the conductor over a portion of the dielectric having the second thickness, and to retain substantially no portion of the conductor over a portion of the dielectric having the first thickness; and
patterning the conductor to further retain a second portion of the conductor over a portion of the dielectric having the third thickness;
wherein the retained first portion of the conductor defines a control gate of a first field-effect transistor of the circuit-protection device; and
wherein the retained second portion of the conductor defines a control gate of a second field-effect transistor of the circuit-protection device connected in series with the first field-effect transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,431,566

APPARATUSES COMPRISING SEMICONDUCTOR DIES IN FACE-TO-FACE ARRANGEMENTS

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus comprising a first die and a second die, each of the first and second dies including a face-side and a back-side, the face-side of the first die being defined by first and second edges substantially parallel to each other, and the face-side of the second die being defined by third and fourth edges substantially parallel to each other;wherein the first die comprises, on the face-side thereof:
at least one first interconnection region between the first and second edges;
a first coupling region between the at least one first interconnection region and the first edge;
a second coupling region between the at least one first interconnection region and the second edge;
a first redistribution wiring electrically coupling the at least one first interconnection region to the first coupling region;
a second redistribution wiring electrically coupling the at least one first interconnection region to the second coupling region;
a first supply circuit including a third coupling region and configured to provide a first voltage to the third coupling region, the third coupling region being between the at least one first interconnection region and the first edge; and
a second supply circuit including a fourth coupling region and configured to provide a second voltage to the fourth coupling region, the fourth coupling region being between the at least one first interconnection region and the second edge;
wherein the second die comprises, on the face-side thereof:
at least one second interconnection region between the third and fourth edges;
a fifth coupling region between the at least one second interconnection region and the third edge;
a sixth coupling region between the at least one second interconnection region and the fourth edge;
a third redistribution wiring electrically coupling the at least one second interconnection region to the fifth coupling region;
a fourth redistribution wiring electrically coupling the at least one second interconnection region to the sixth coupling region;
a third supply circuit including a seventh coupling region and configured to provide the second voltage to the seventh coupling region, the seventh coupling region being between the at least one second interconnection region and the third edge; and
a fourth supply circuit including an eighth coupling region and configured to provide the first voltage to the eighth coupling region, the eighth coupling region being between the at least one second interconnection region and the fourth edge; and
wherein the first die is bonded to the second die in a face-to-face relationship such that the first, second, third and fourth coupling regions are vertically aligned with the seventh, eighth, fifth and sixth coupling regions, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,431,558

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BACK-BIASED SWITCH TRANSISTORS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A radio frequency (RF) front end module, comprising:an integrated RF circuit structure, comprising a switch transistor on a first surface of an isolation layer, a back-bias metallization on a second surface opposite the first surface of the isolation layer, in which a body of the switch transistor is biased by the back-bias metallization, and a handle substrate on a front-side dielectric layer disposed on the switch transistor; and
an antenna coupled to an output of the switch transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,431,555

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE

DISCO CORPORATION, Tokyo...

12. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor package including a semiconductor chip sealed by a sealing synthetic resin, comprising the steps of:preparing a wiring board having a plurality of mounts for mounting semiconductor chips thereon, the mounts being disposed in respective areas demarcated on an upper surface of a wiring board by a plurality of projected dicing lines which cross each other, upstanding encircling walls disposed between said mounts and said projected dicing lines in surrounding relation to said mounts individually, and side-surface shield layers for blocking electromagnetic waves, disposed individually in said upstanding encircling walls in surrounding relation to said mounts and extending in thicknesswise directions of said upstanding encircling walls;
mounting the semiconductor chips individually on said mounts on said wiring hoard;
supplying synthetic resin to spaces surrounded by said upstanding encircling walls over the semiconductor chips mounted on said mounts on said wiring board to seal said semiconductor chips, thereby producing a sealed board;
after said sealed board has been produced, dividing said sealed board along said projected dicing lines into individual semiconductor packages;
after said sealed board has been produced, forming an upper-surface shield layer for blocking electromagnetic waves on upper surfaces of the sealing synthetic resin of said semiconductor packages; and
after said sealed board has been produced, removing the sealing synthetic resin supplied to upper surfaces of said upstanding encircling walls along the side-surface shield layers, thereby exposing tip ends of the side-surface shield layers disposed individually in said upstanding encircling walls.

US Pat. No. 10,431,550

FAN-OUT ELECTRONIC COMPONENT PACKAGE

Samsung EIectro-Mechanics...

1. A fan-out electronic component package, comprising:a core member comprising a through-hole, wiring layers and vias configured to electrically connect the wiring layers to each other;
a first electronic component disposed in the through-hole, and comprising filters configured to filter different frequency bands;
a first encapsulant disposed to cover portions of the core member and the first electronic component, and fill portions of the through-hole;
a connection member disposed on the core member and the first electronic component, and comprising a redistribution layer electrically connected to the wiring layers and the first electronic component;
a second electronic component disposed on the connection member and electrically connected to the redistribution layer; and
a second encapsulant disposed to cover the second electronic component,
wherein the first electronic component comprises a first active surface comprising a first connection pad disposed thereon and a second active surface opposite the first active surface and comprising a second connection pad disposed thereon.

US Pat. No. 10,431,543

DIFFERENTIAL INDUCTOR AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A differential inductor comprising:first circular parts and second circular parts disposed on a first layer and composing a first spiral shape;
first semi-circular parts and second semi-circular parts disposed on a second layer under the first layer and composing a second spiral shape;
a third semi-circular part disposed on the first layer at least partly within an innermost first circular part of the first circular parts, and
a fourth semi-circular part disposed outside an outermost first circular part of the first circular parts; and
connection means configured to interconnect one of the first and second circular parts and the first to fourth semi-circular parts,
wherein at least portions of the second circular parts are respectively interposed between the first circular parts, and
at least portions of the second semi-circular parts are respectively interposed between the first semi-circular parts.

US Pat. No. 10,431,529

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

ROHM CO., LTD., Kyoto (J...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a first island;
a first semiconductor element, a second semiconductor element, a third semiconductor element, a fourth semiconductor element, a fifth semiconductor element and a sixth semiconductor element mounted on the first island and spaced apart from each other in plan view, the second semiconductor element overlapping with the first semiconductor element as viewed in a first direction, the third semiconductor element overlapping with the first semiconductor element as viewed in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, the fourth semiconductor element overlapping with the third semiconductor element as viewed in the first direction, the fifth semiconductor element overlapping with the third semiconductor element as viewed in the second direction, the sixth semiconductor element overlapping with the fifth semiconductor element as viewed in the first direction;
a second island spaced apart from the first island;
a first control IC mounted on the second island for driving the first semiconductor element, the third semiconductor element and the fifth semiconductor element;
a first terminal, a second terminal and a third terminal spaced from each other and spaced from the first island and the second island in plan view;
a first wire connecting the first semiconductor element to the second semiconductor element;
a second wire connecting the first wire to the first terminal;
a third wire connecting the third semiconductor element to the fourth semiconductor element;
a fourth wire connecting the third wire to the second terminal;
a fifth wire connecting the fifth semiconductor element to the sixth semiconductor element; and
a sixth wire connecting the fifth wire to the third terminal,
wherein in the second direction, a center of the first control IC is offset from a center of the first semiconductor element, a center of the second semiconductor element and a center of the third semiconductor element.

US Pat. No. 10,431,526

RIVETLESS LEAD FASTENING FOR A SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE

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

1. A method of packaging a semiconductor device, comprising:providing a metal heat slug comprising an upper surface and lower surface;
providing first and second electrically conductive leads;
providing first and second non-metallic, electrically insulating fastening mechanisms;
adhering the first and second non-metallic, electrically insulating fastening mechanisms directly to the upper surface of the metal heat slug in an outer peripheral region of the metal heat slug such that the first and second electrically conductive leads are vertically separated from and electrically insulated from the metal heat slug; and
enclosing the semiconductor device with an electrically insulating protective structure having outer walls aligned with an edge of the outer peripheral region of the metal heat slug,
wherein the outer peripheral region surrounds a die attach region of the metal heat slug, and
wherein the die attach region is exposed from the first and second non-metallic, electrically insulating fastening mechanisms after adhering the first and second non-metallic, electrically insulating fastening mechanisms to the upper surface of the metal heat slug.

US Pat. No. 10,431,492

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE

NANYA TECHNOLOGY CORPORAT...

1. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor structure, comprising:forming a lower hard mask layer on a substrate;
forming a patterned middle hard mask layer on the lower hard mask layer, wherein the patterned middle hard mask layer has a plurality of openings exposing a portion of the lower hard mask layer;
etching the exposed portion of the lower hard mask layer and a portion of the substrate under the exposed portion of the lower hard mask layer to form a patterned lower hard mask layer and a textured substrate, wherein the textured substrate has a plurality of trenches and a plurality of inner surfaces;
performing a steam treatment on the textured substrate, wherein each of the inner surfaces has a hydroxyl terminated group after performing the steam treatment; and
forming an isolation oxide layer to fill the trenches.

US Pat. No. 10,431,489

SUBSTRATE SUPPORT APPARATUS HAVING REDUCED SUBSTRATE PARTICLE GENERATION

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. An apparatus for supporting a substrate, comprising:a support surface; and
a plurality of substrate contact elements protruding from the support surface, wherein the plurality of substrate contact elements are formed of a non-silicon based material having a hardness less than or equal to a hardness of silicon, having non-adhesiveness with silicon-based materials, having a coefficient of static friction that prevents sliding when contacting silicon-based materials, having a surface roughness less than or equal to 10 Ra, and that is electrically conductive such that particles generated from a substrate when contacting the plurality of substrate contact elements is reduced.

US Pat. No. 10,431,481

LOAD LOCK APPARATUS AND SUBSTRATE PROCESSING SYSTEM

TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED, ...

1. A load lock apparatus having a load lock chamber connected to a vacuum transfer chamber configured to transfer a substrate under a vacuum pressure state via a communication hole which is opened and closed by a gate valve, and configured to be capable of switching an inner pressure into an atmospheric pressure state and the vacuum pressure state, the load lock apparatus comprising:a load lock chamber main body having a carrying-in/out hole through which a substrate container, which is configured to accommodate a plurality of substrates and has an attachable/detachable cover installed on a side surface of the substrate container, can be carried in/out, and an opening/closing door configured to open and close the carrying-in/out hole, wherein the communication hole is formed in a side surface of the load lock chamber;
a cover attaching/detaching mechanism installed at a height position which is a lower side of the communication hole in the load lock chamber, and configured to be horizontally advanced and retracted between an attachment/detachment position at which the cover is attached/detached to/from the substrate container and a retraction position at which the cover is retracted from the attachment/detachment position; and
an elevating mechanism installed in the load lock chamber and including a mounting table on which the substrate container is loaded, the elevating mechanism being configured to lift and lower the mounting table such that the cover-installed side surface of the substrate container loaded on the mounting table can be moved between a height position opposite to the communication hole and a height position opposite to the cover attaching/detaching mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,431,479

HEAT TREATMENT APPARATUS AND TEMPERATURE CONTROL METHOD

Tokyo Electron Limited, ...

1. A heat treatment apparatus comprising:a processing container configured to accommodate a substrate therein;
a furnace body having a heater configured to heat the substrate accommodated in the processing container and provided around the processing container;
a blower configured to supply a coolant to a space between the processing container and the furnace body; and
a controller having a continuous operation mode in which the blower is continuously energized and an intermittent operation mode in which energization and de-energization of the blower are repeated, and configured to control driving of the blower based on an instruction voltage,
wherein the controller drives the blower in the intermittent operation mode when the instruction voltage is higher than 0 V and lower than a predetermined threshold voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,431,474

METHOD FOR FORMING A CAVITY AND A COMPONENT HAVING A CAVITY

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for forming a cavity in a silicon substrate, comprising:providing the silicon substrate, a surface of the silicon substrate having a tilting angle relative to a first plane of the silicon substrate, and the first plane being a {111} plane of the silicon substrate;
situating an etching mask on the surface of the silicon substrate, the etching mask having a mask opening having a first transverse edge and a second transverse edge parallel to the first transverse edge, the first transverse edge being situated in the first plane of the silicon substrate, the etching mask having a first retarding structure that protrudes into the mask opening, the etching mask having a first etching projection region, and all further edges of the mask opening outside the first etching projection region being situated parallel to {111} planes of the silicon substrate; and
anisotropically etching the silicon substrate during a defined etching duration, an etching rate in the <111> directions of the silicon substrate being lower than in other spatial directions, the first retarding structure being undercut going out from the first etching projection region in a first undercut direction, the first undercut direction being oriented parallel to the first transverse edge and the second transverse edge of the mask opening, the etching duration being defined such that through the anisotropic etching, a cavity forms in the silicon substrate hat has an opening on the surface of the silicon substrate, the opening of the cavity being limited at two sides by the first transverse edge and the second transverse edge of the mask opening, and at a further side by a first longitudinal edge, perpendicular to the first and to the second transverse edge, that is produced by the undercutting of the first retarding structure, and the etching duration moreover being defined such that after elapsing of the etching duration, the first plane of the silicon substrate is exposed and forms a floor surface of the cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,431,461

DEPOSITION APPARATUS

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A deposition apparatus, comprising:a crucible to receive the deposition material and in which a deposition material is evaporated;
a linear deposition source having a sprayer to spray the evaporated deposition material;
a first connection portion and a second connection portion spaced apart from each other by a predetermined interval, the first connection portion and the second connection portion connecting the linear deposition source to the crucible at an upper surface of the crucible; and
a heater in the crucible to apply heat to the deposition material,
wherein:
the heater faces the upper surface of the crucible and includes a first concave portion and a second concave portion successively formed between the first connection portion and the second connection portion,
the crucible extends lengthwise in one direction, and
the first concave portion and the second concave portion each include:
a first inclination heater portion inclined at a first angle with respect to the one direction, and
a second inclination heater portion inclined at a second angle with respect to the one direction.

US Pat. No. 10,431,445

ION ANALYSIS DEVICE

HITACHI HIGH-TECHNOLOGIES...

1. An ion analyzer comprising:a first spray unit for atomizing and spraying a liquid including a measurement target substance;
a second spray unit separate from the first spray unit for atomizing and spraying toward the sprayed measurement target substance a liquid containing an additive that reacts with the measurement target substance;
a separation analysis unit for separately analyzing an ion generated by a reaction between the measurement target substance and the additive;
a detector for detecting the ion that has been separately analyzed by the separation analysis unit; and
a control unit for lowering a flow rate of the additive supplied to the second spray unit during a time when the additive is not necessary;the second spray unit comprises:at least one first piping for supplying another liquid comprising the additive;
at least one second piping for supplying spray gas to periphery of the another liquid, and wherein:
the additive is supplied to the first piping even during a time when the second spray unit is not spraying the additive; and
wherein the control unit switches spraying and stopping of said additive by the second spray unit based on a flow rate of the spray gas supplied to said second piping.

US Pat. No. 10,431,438

TITANIUM TARGET FOR SPUTTERING AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

1. A high-purity titanium target for sputtering having a purity of 5N5 (99.9995%) or higher, wherein the high-purity titanium target has no macro pattern in which a difference in average crystal grain size is 20% or more and a difference in crystal orientation ratio is 10% or more on the target surface.

US Pat. No. 10,431,437

DETECTING AN ARC OCCURING DURING SUPPLYING POWER TO A PLASMA PROCESS

TRUMPF Huettinger Sp. z o...

1. A method of detecting an arc occurring during supplying power to a plasma process in a plasma chamber, comprising:determining a first signal sequence present between a DC source and an output signal generator, wherein the output signal generator comprises an input connected to the DC source and an output connected to the plasma chamber;
determining a second signal sequence present at the output of the output signal generator;
determining a reference signal sequence based on one of the first and second signal sequences;
comparing the reference signal sequence with the other of the first and second signal sequences; and
detecting an arc by determining if the reference signal sequence and the other of the first and second signal sequences cross.

US Pat. No. 10,431,434

POWERED GRID FOR PLASMA CHAMBER

Lam Research Corporation,...

1. A power grid comprising:a dielectric substrate;
a metal layer overlaid on top of the dielectric substrate, wherein the metal layer has a ring section overlaid on a central region of the dielectric substrate and a plurality of spokes that extend from the ring section to a peripheral edge of the dielectric substrate; and
a metal strap electrically connected to the ring section, wherein the metal strap is configured to extend substantially perpendicular to the dielectric substrate,
wherein the dielectric substrate is configured to be disposed above a dielectric window of a plasma chamber and below an inductive coil, wherein the metal layer is configured to receive radio frequency (RF) power to clean the dielectric window.

US Pat. No. 10,431,418

FOCUSING MAGNET AND CHARGED PARTICLE IRRADIATION APPARATUS

B DOT MEDICAL INC., Saku...

1. A focusing magnet comprising a coil pair arranged on both sides of a path of a charged particle beam, wherein:when a current is input, the coil pair is configured to generate an effective magnetic field region in which a magnetic field is oriented in a direction (z-axis) perpendicular to a traveling direction (x-axis) of a charged particle beam, where an axis perpendicular to the x-axis and z-axis is assumed to be a y-axis;
in an xy-plane,
a charged particle beam which has been deflected at a deflection angle ? with respect to the x-axis at a deflection point Q and incident on the effective magnetic field region is deflected by the effective magnetic field region, and irradiates an isocenter at an irradiation angle ? with respect to the x-axis,
an arbitrary point P2 on a boundary on an exit side of the charged particle beam of the effective magnetic field region is at an equal distance r1 from the isocenter,
a point P1 on a boundary on an incident side of the charged particle beam of the effective magnetic field region and the point P2 are on a radius r2 and an arc of a central angle (?+?), and
when a distance between the deflection point Q and the isocenter is L, a distance R between the deflection point Q and the point P1 satisfies the following relational equation (4):
R=?L2+r12?2L(r1 cos ?+r2 sin ?)  (4).

US Pat. No. 10,431,415

X-RAY TUBE ION BARRIER

General Electric Company,...

1. An X-ray tube comprising:a cathode configured to emit a beam of electrons;
an anode spaced from the cathode to define an acceleration area to accelerate the beam of electrons through an opening in the anode;
a target spaced from the anode and adapted to emit x-rays when struck by the beam of electrons;
an ion barrier electrode disposed between the cathode and the target and defining an aperture through which the beams of electrons can pass, wherein the ion barrier electrode is connectable to a voltage source so as to apply a voltage bias to the ion barrier electrode and generate a positively charged potential barrier across the ion barrier electrode or about a region including the ion barrier electrode or about a region including the ion barrier electrode and space extending beyond the perimetric boundaries of the ion barrier electrode, to deflect positively charged ions contacting the potential barrier.

US Pat. No. 10,431,410

ELECTRICAL SWITCHING APPARATUS AND HARNESS ASSEMBLY THEREFOR

EATON INTELLIGENT POWER L...

1. A harness assembly for an electrical switching apparatus, said electrical switching apparatus comprising a frame having a slot, and a printed circuit board coupled to said frame, said harness assembly comprising:a plurality of individual wires each structured to extend through the slot and be electrically connected to said printed circuit board; and
a restriction mechanism comprising a sleeve member surrounding each of said plurality of individual wires in order to prevent longitudinal movement of each of said plurality of individual wires with respect to each other, said sleeve member being structured to be disposed within the slot,
wherein each of said plurality of individual wires has a helical-shaped portion disposed internal with respect to said sleeve member, thereby allowing each of said plurality of individual wires to engage said sleeve member.

US Pat. No. 10,431,407

MEDIUM VOLTAGE CONTACTOR

ABB Schweiz AG, Baden (C...

1. A contactor comprising:an electric pole including:
a fixed contact and a movable contact, the movable contact being reversibly movable, along a displacement axis lying on a displacement plane, between a first position (A), at which said movable contact is decoupled from the fixed contact, and a second position (B), at which said movable contact is coupled with the fixed contact, and
a first plunger coupled with the movable contact, the first plunger extending along a main longitudinal axis parallel or coinciding with the displacement axis;
a movable armature coupled with the first plunger and reversibly movable, along a displacement direction parallel to the displacement axis of said movable contact, between a third position (C) and a fourth position (D);
an electromagnetic actuator comprising a magnetic yoke having a fixed yoke member and a movable yoke member, said fixed yoke member comprising a pair of through holes, said fixed yoke member and said movable yoke member being arranged respectively at a proximal position and a distal position with respect to said movable contact, said movable yoke member being reversibly movable, along a displacement direction parallel to the displacement axis of said movable contact, between a fifth position (E), at which the movable yoke member is decoupled from said fixed yoke member, and a sixth position (F), at which the movable yoke member is coupled with said fixed yoke member, said electromagnetic actuator further comprising a coil wound around said fixed yoke member and adapted to be fed by a coil current (IC) to make said fixed yoke member to magnetically interact with said movable yoke member and generate a force to move said movable yoke member from said fifth position (E) to said sixth position (F) or maintain said movable yoke member in said sixth position (F);
a pair of opening springs coupled with said fixed yoke member and said movable yoke member, said opening springs being adapted to provide a force to move said movable yoke member from said sixth position (F) to said fifth position (E), the pair of opening springs being symmetrically positioned with respect to a main symmetry plane, which is parallel to the displacement axis of said movable contact and perpendicular to the displacement plane of said movable contact; and
a pair of second plungers coupled with said movable yoke member and said movable armature, the pair of second plungers being symmetrically positioned with respect to the main symmetry plane of said contactor, each of said second plungers being inserted in a corresponding through hole and passing through said fixed yoke member.

US Pat. No. 10,431,399

CRADLE ASSIST DEVICES AND RELATED KITS AND METHODS

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. A retrofit kit for a breaker cradle having a base with right and left handles that communicate with lock members, wherein the lock members are retractable and extendable relative to sidewalls of the base, comprising:a cradle assist assembly that releasably engages or attaches to the breaker cradle, wherein the cradle assist assembly has at least one actuator attached to right and left transverse members, wherein the right and left transverse members are above and external to a front of the base and are configured to engage respective right and left handles of the breaker cradle to thereby allow retraction of the right and left handles and the lock members using a single operator,
wherein, when engaged or attached to the breaker cradle, the at least one actuator is entirely external to the front of the base and the breaker cradle.

US Pat. No. 10,431,397

SWITCHING CONTACT AND A METHOD OF PRODUCING THE LATTER

Tyco Electronics Austria ...

1. A contact for an electrical switch, comprising:a first spring having an upper side, an opposite lower side, a first switching unit and a second switching unit, the first switching unit and the second switching unit arranged next to one another in a transverse direction perpendicularly to a longitudinal direction, the second switching unit connected to the first switching unit by a bridge in the transverse direction;
a second spring layered on the lower side of the first spring, and planar region of a contact section along an upper side of the second spring, the second spring having a first switching unit and a second switching unit, connected to the first switching unit by a bridge; and
a contact element disposed on the upper side of the first spring and bonded to the upper side of the second spring along the planar region.

US Pat. No. 10,431,393

DEFECT MITIGATION OF THIN-FILM HYBRID PEROVSKITE AND DIRECT WRITING ON A CURVED SURFACE

United States of America ...

1. A method for aerosol jet printing a layered perovskite structure, comprising:a) applying a PEDOT:PSS layer to a substrate;
b) applying a layer of lead iodide (PbI2) to the PEDOT:PSS layer; and
c) applying an aerosol mist of methylammonium iodide (CH3NH3I) atop the PbI2 layer with an aerosol-jet nozzle to form a CH3NH3PbI3 perovskite film layer.

US Pat. No. 10,431,387

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD., T...

1. An electronic component, comprising:an insulator made of a material containing resin, the insulator including a first insulating layer that has a first bonding surface perpendicular to one axial direction and a second insulating layer bonded to the first bonding surface;
an internal conductor including a plurality of first via conductive members provided in the first insulating layer and a plurality of second via conductive members provided in the second insulating layer, each of the first via conductive members including a first contact that is situated at a position offset in the one axial direction with respect to the first bonding surface and connected to the corresponding second via conductive member; and
an external electrode provided on the insulator and electrically coupled to the internal conductor,
wherein the first contact intervenes between the first via conductive member and the second via conductive member; and
wherein each of the first via conductive members is in direct contact with the first insulating layer, and each of the second conductive members is in direct contact with the second insulating layer.

US Pat. No. 10,431,386

MULTILAYER ELECTRONIC COMPONENT INCLUDING A COMPOSITE BODY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. A multilayer electronic component comprising:a main body including an active region in which a plurality of internal electrodes are stacked with respective dielectric layers interposed therebetween, and upper and lower cover regions disposed above and below the active region, respectively;
external electrodes disposed on external surfaces of the main body and electrically connected to the plurality of internal electrodes; and
a composite body disposed below the lower cover region of the main body and lower portions of the external electrodes,
wherein the composite body comprises a dielectric material having a same composition as that of a dielectric material contained in the lower cover region of the main body,
wherein the composite body further comprises a resin, and
wherein a content of the resin is at least 6 wt % based on 100 wt % of the dielectric material.

US Pat. No. 10,431,384

MULTILAYER CERAMIC CAPACITOR

TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD., T...

1. A multilayer ceramic capacitor comprising:a pair of external electrodes;
a first internal electrode that contains a base metal and is coupled to one of the pair of external electrodes;
a dielectric layer that is stacked on the first internal electrode and contains the base metal and a ceramic material mainly composed of barium titanate, wherein a main component of the dielectric layer is the ceramic material; and
a second internal electrode that is stacked on the dielectric layer, contains the base metal, and is coupled to another one of the pair of external electrodes, wherein a concentration of the base metal in each of five regions is within ±20% of an average of the concentrations of the base metal in the five regions, each of the five regions including the base metal, the five regions being obtained by dividing a region from a location 50 nm away from the first internal electrode of the dielectric layer to a location 50 nm away from the second internal electrode of the dielectric layer in a stacking direction between the first internal electrode and the second internal electrode equally into five, wherein abundance of Ba and Ti in each of the five regions is more than 90% as measured by measuring abundance of Ba atoms and Ti atoms by a transmission electron microscope,
an atomic concentration ratio of Mg to Ti is equal to or greater than 0 and less than 0.002 in the dielectric layer, and
the region located from the location 50 nm away from the first internal electrode to the location 50 nm away from the second internal electrode includes both a crystal grain of the ceramic material and a crystal grain boundary of the crystal grain.

US Pat. No. 10,431,376

IGNITION COIL FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. An ignition coil for an internal combustion engine comprising:a primary coil wound around a primary spool;
a secondary coil wound around a secondary spool provided on an outer circumference side of the primary coil;
a center core disposed on an inner circumference side of the primary coil and the secondary coil;
an outer circumferential core disposed on the outer circumference side of the primary coil and the secondary coil;
an igniter provided on a front side of the center core in a coil axis direction which is a direction of an axis about which the primary coil and the secondary coil are wound;
a case which houses the primary coil, the secondary coil, the center core, the outer circumferential core, and the igniter;
a connector unit mounted on a front end of the case and including at least a signal terminal member for transmitting a switching signal to the igniter and a grounding terminal member for grounding the igniter; and
a relay member that electrically connects the outer circumferential core and the grounding terminal member, wherein
the connector unit includes an engagement wall that is engaged with the case and faces the igniter from front of the igniter in the coil axis direction,
the signal terminal member penetrates the engagement wall and includes an inner signal terminal projecting into the case,
the grounding terminal member penetrates the engagement wall and includes an inner grounding terminal projecting into the case,
the relay member includes a base portion provided along a rear surface of the engagement wall, a standing portion standing rearward of the base portion, and a curved portion that extends from a rear end of the standing portion in a vertical direction orthogonal to the coil axis direction and is curved to protrude rearward,
the base portion is in contact with the inner grounding terminal at one end in the vertical direction,
the standing portion is provided further outward than the igniter in a horizontal direction orthogonal to both the coil axis direction and the vertical direction, and
the curved portion is elastically deformed and is in pressure-contact with a front surface of the outer circumferential core.

US Pat. No. 10,431,368

COIL ELECTRONIC COMPONENT AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. A coil electronic component comprising:a magnetic body,
wherein the magnetic body includes a substrate, and a coil part including patterned insulating films disposed on a surface of the substrate, a first coil shaped plating layer disposed between the patterned insulating films, and a second coil shaped plating layer disposed directly on the first plating layer, and
wherein a total thickness of the first and second coil shaped plating layers on the surface of the substrate exceeds a height of the patterned insulating films on the surface of the substrate,
wherein a width of a portion of the second coil shaped plating layer arranged outside an area between the patterned insulating films is less than or equal to a width of the area between the patterned insulating films.

US Pat. No. 10,431,362

VALVE ACTUATOR WITH ANTI-CORROSION COATING

Ademco Inc., Golden Vall...

1. A method for making a valve actuator for use in actuating a gas valve, the method comprising:winding an insulated copper wire around an interconnecting segment of a non-conductive support bobbin, with a ground terminal and an interconnect terminal being secured to the non-conductive support bobbin so as not to interfere with the winding of the insulated copper wire around the non-conductive support bobbin, wherein the non-conductive support bobbin includes a first flange, a second flange, and the interconnecting segment extending between and generally orthogonal to the first flange and the second flange, and wherein an arm of a magnetic flux concentration member extends through the interconnecting segment;
electrically connecting a first end portion of the insulated copper wire to the ground terminal;
electrically connecting a second end portion of the insulated copper wire to the interconnect terminal;
bending each of the ground terminal and the interconnect terminal inward over the wound insulated copper wire; and
applying an anti-corrosion coating to at least the wound insulated copper wire, wherein the valve actuator comprises an armature that has a valve seal that is configured to align with a valve seat of the gas valve, the armature is configured to be actuated by magnetic attraction to the magnetic flux concentration member when a current is applied through the wound insulated copper wire via the interconnect terminal and the ground terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,431,361

APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR CANCELLATION OF INHOMOGENOUS MAGNETIC FIELDS INDUCED BY NON-BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS WITHIN A PATIENT'S MOUTH DURING MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING

THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF T...

1. An apparatus comprising:an arch-shaped body configured to be worn outside of a user's mouth such that the arch-shaped body is configured to overlie a user's lips and follow a contour of at least some of the user's teeth;
where the arch-shaped body comprises one or more sidewalls coupled to a plurality of members comprising magnetically permeable material such that the magnetically permeable material overlies a user's teeth when the apparatus is worn by a user.

US Pat. No. 10,431,353

METAL SHEATHED CABLE WITH JACKETED, CABLED CONDUCTOR SUBASSEMBLY

AFC Cable Systems, Inc., ...

1. A metal clad cable assembly, comprising:a core comprising a plurality of power conductors and a subassembly, each of the plurality of power conductors and the subassembly including an electrical conductor, a layer of insulation provided over the electrical conductor, and a jacket layer disposed directly atop the layer of insulation, wherein the layer of insulation and the jacket layer are different materials;
an assembly jacket layer disposed over the subassembly, wherein the jacket layer of each of the plurality of power conductors is provided directly adjacent an exterior of the assembly jacket layer such that no element is present between the assembly jacket layer and the jacket layer of each of the plurality of power conductors, and wherein the jacket layer of the subassembly is provided directly adjacent an interior of the assembly jacket layer such that no element is present between the assembly jacket layer and the jacket layer of the subassembly; and
a metal sheath disposed over the core.

US Pat. No. 10,431,346

RADIATION SHIELDING LIQUID FILTER, AND X-RAY IMAGING DEVICE PROVIDED WITH SAME

1. An X-ray imaging device with a radiation shielding liquid filter, the radiation shielding liquid filter having a function of shielding radiation emitted from an X-ray imaging device toward an operator to protect the operator from exposure to the radiation, the liquid filter comprising:a casing filled with a liquid material, the liquid material having a composition of: 10 to 30 parts by weight of silver (Ag) in powder form; 25 to 40 parts by weight of a polymeric dispersant; 45 to 50 parts by weight of water; and 1 to 5 parts by weight of at least one element selected from copper (Cu), aluminum (Al), and mercury (Hg),
the X-ray imaging device comprising: a radiation shielding unit, the radiation shielding unit including:
an attachment member having a hole formed through a central portion of the attachment member in a vertical direction, and a step formed along a circumference of the hole, the attachment member being provided on a distal end of a tube that is an X-ray generation part of the X-ray imaging device; and
a filter holding member having a hole formed through a central portion of the filter holding member in the vertical direction, and screw-coupled to the attachment member, the filter holding member holding the liquid filter seated in the attachment member, wherein
the liquid filter is seated on the step of the attachment member.

US Pat. No. 10,431,343

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTERPRETING PATIENT RISK SCORE USING THE RISK SCORES AND MEDICAL EVENTS FROM EXISTING AND MATCHING PATIENTS

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A computer-implemented method for determining a likelihood of occurrence of a medical event for a subject, the method comprising:acquiring a subject risk profile for the subject based upon measurement, by a physiological characteristic sensor, of physiological characteristics of the subject, wherein the subject risk profile comprises a time series of risk scores for the subject;
obtaining a plurality of other subject risk profiles for other subjects from a database, wherein the other subject risk profiles comprise a time series of risk scores for the other subjects;
comparing the acquired subject risk profile to the obtained plurality of other subject risk profiles;
selecting at least one risk profile from the obtained plurality of other subject risk profiles that most closely matches the acquired subject risk profile;
determining the likelihood of occurrence of the medical event for the subject based on the selected at least one risk profile; and
outputting a signal indicative of the determined likelihood of occurrence of the medical event for the subject.

US Pat. No. 10,431,336

COMPUTERIZED SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FACILITATING CLINICAL DECISION MAKING

CERNER INNOVATION, INC., ...

1. A computerized method for determining treatment for a patient having congestive heart failure and at least one other medical condition, the method comprising:receiving, by one or more computer processing components, patient-results information for a patient from a patient information database, wherein the patient information database is remote from at least one of the one or more computer processing components;
extract, by the one or more computer processing components, discrete patient data from the patients-results information;
receiving, by the one or more computer processing components, one or more rules from a parameters database, wherein the parameters database is remote from the one or more computer processing components, and wherein the one or more rules comprise a rule relevant to the discrete patient data;
based on said discrete patient data and the one or more rules, determining, by a first processing component of the one or more computer processing components, whether said patient-results information suggests a trigger event;
upon a determination that said trigger event has occurred, determining by a second processing component of the one or more computer processing components, at least one goal based on said trigger event, wherein the at least one goal is communicated to the one or more computer processing components by the parameters database;
based on said goal, selecting, by the one or more computer processing components, a first plan, from a library of plans, corresponding to said determined goal, wherein the library of plans is communicated to the one or more computer processing components by the parameters database;
in response to selecting the first plan, receiving additional patient-results information specified by said plan, wherein the additional patient-results information is communicated to the one or more computer processing components by the patient information database; and
executing said first plan, wherein said execution comprises:
(1) from among a library of solvers, determining a first solver to determine patient conditions and recommended treatments, said first solver comprising a finite state machine;
(2) receiving first-solver parameters for said first solver, wherein said first solver is running on the one or more computer processing components;
(3) preparing patient-results information for said first solver;
(4) instantiating said first solver based on said prepared patient-results information and said first-solver parameters;
(5) applying said first solver to determine said patient conditions and recommended treatments, each patient condition comprising an evaluated state for the patient condition;
(6) determining that a second solver is needed to assist said first solver to determine patient conditions and recommended treatments, wherein the second solver is running on the one or more computer processing components;
(7) invoking the second solver to assist said first solver to determine patient conditions and recommended treatments, said second solver comprising a mixed-integer linear solver, said second solver being invoked by the first solver;
(8) communicating the evaluated states for the determined said patient conditions from the first solver to the second solver;
(9) preparing patient-results information for said second solver;
(10) instantiating said second solver based on said prepared patient-results information and said evaluated states;
(11) based on said determined patient conditions and recommended treatments, communicating actions and dispositions specific to said patient from the one or more computer processing components to a second computer processing component, wherein the second computer processing component is remote from the one or more computer processing components; and
(12) displaying the communicated actions and dispositions specific to said patient on a user interface of the second computer processing component.

US Pat. No. 10,431,323

CALIBRATING I/O IMPEDANCES USING ESTIMATION OF MEMORY DIE TEMPERATURE

Toshiba Memory Corporatio...

1. A memory system comprising:a memory having an input/output (“I/O”) terminal;
a memory controller configured to receive a plurality of memory commands, the memory controller communicatively coupled to the memory and further configured to:
estimate a first energy consumed by the memory based on a tally of the plurality of memory commands during a first time interval;
determine a first operating characteristic of the memory based on the first energy consumed in the first time interval by comparison to a second energy consumed in a second time interval, the second time interval having a different starting or ending time than the first time interval; and
perform an adjustment based on the first operating characteristic.

US Pat. No. 10,431,316

MEMORY SYSTEM AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF

SK hynix Inc., Gyeonggi-...

1. A memory system comprising:a nonvolatile memory device including a plurality of memory cells; and
a controller including a control unit and a random-access memory, and configured to determine, by applying a program verify voltage to at least one memory cell to be programmed with program data, whether the program data is programmed,
wherein the control unit determines percentages of a count of read requests received from a host device and a count of program requests received from the host device, and adjusts a level of the program verify voltage based on the percentages.

US Pat. No. 10,431,277

MEMORY DEVICE

TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATIO...

1. A memory device comprising:a memory cell; and
a first circuit configured to:
perform a first read for the memory cell and generate a first voltage,
write first data to the memory cell that has undergone the first read,
perform a second read for the memory cell to which the first data is written and generate a second voltage, and
determine data stored in the memory cell at the time of the first read based on the first voltage and the second voltage,
wherein when writing the first data, the first circuit electrically sets a generation unit configured to generate the second voltage to a floating state,
wherein the generation unit is sandwiched by two transistors, and the second voltage varies as a result of the second read and control signals provided to the two transistors.

US Pat. No. 10,431,267

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DRIVING THE SAME

SK HYNIX INC., Icheon (K...

1. An electronic device comprising a semiconductor memory,wherein the semiconductor memory includes:
a memory circuit comprising a plurality of memory cells;
a read circuit configured to generate a first read data signal by reading data from a read target memory cell according to a first read control signal, the read target memory cell being among the plurality of memory cells; and
a control circuit configured to control the read circuit to reread the data from the read target memory cell by generating a second read control signal, the second read control signal being based on a data value of the first read data signal, and
wherein the control circuit controls the read circuit to reread the data from the read target memory cell only when a value of the first read data signal corresponds to a high resistance state of the read target memory cell.

US Pat. No. 10,431,259

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REVIEWING VIDEO CONTENT

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A method for reviewing content, comprising:a. receiving data entered by a user about a first plurality of scenes for review;
b. on a user interface of a first computing device, displaying indicators of the first plurality of scenes for review;
c. highlighting one of the first plurality, the highlighted indicator corresponding to an indicator of a current scene for review;
d. by analyzing data corresponding to the first plurality, determining indicators of a second plurality of scenes for review;
e. displaying the determined indicators of the second plurality of scenes, the second plurality of scenes constituting context scenes associated with the current scene for review; and
f. upon activation of a scene in the first or second plurality, displaying a third plurality of scenes, the third plurality of scenes corresponding to historical versions of the activated scene, wherein the historical versions of the activated scene correspond to different takes of the scene;
g. wherein the indicators of the second plurality of scenes are only displayed for the highlighted one of the first plurality, and such that the indicators of the first and second pluralities of scenes constitute intersecting carousel type user interfaces, such that, by swiping actions, an indicator may be placed at an intersection of the intersecting carousel type user interfaces, and such that the highlighting one of the first plurality causes the highlighted indicator to be placed at the intersection.

US Pat. No. 10,431,258

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR EMBEDDING METADATA INTO VIDEO STREAM

GoPro, Inc., San Mateo, ...

1. A system for generating a multimedia streaming file, the system comprising:information storage; and
one or more processors configured by computer instructions to:
obtain a series of images captured by an imaging sensor;
obtain information captured by one or more sensors other than the imaging sensor, the obtained information being relevant to one or more images within the series of images, the one or more sensors other than the imaging sensor including a first sensor;
generate an encoded video track that includes images from the series of images;
generate a sensor track that includes a first sensor record based on the obtained information;
generate a combined multimedia stream comprised of the encoded video track and the sensor track; and
store the combined multimedia stream in the information storage;
wherein:
the first sensor record comprises:
a header portion comprising a tag field comprising a sensor tag selected from potential sensor tags, the sensor tag identifying type of the obtained information;
a type size field comprising at least one of a value type field identifying a value type of a given value of the obtained information that is within the first sensor record; an item size field indicating size of the given value of the obtained information that is within the first sensor record; and/or a repeat field indicating a number of values of the obtained information that is within the first sensor record; and
a data portion comprising the values of the obtained information; and
wherein individual ones of the values of the obtained information correspond temporally to specific ones of the one or more images within the series of images.

US Pat. No. 10,431,229

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR ENCODING AND DECODING AUDIO SIGNALS

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A signal processing device comprising:an extracting unit that extracts a low frequency component of an audio signal, envelope information representing an envelope of a high frequency component of the audio signal, and sine wave information which includes information representing a distance from a start position of a frame of the high frequency component to an appearance start position of a sine wave component included in the high frequency component, and is for specifying a frequency and an appearance position of the sine wave component;
a pseudo high frequency generating unit that generates a pseudo high frequency signal configuring the high frequency component on the basis of a low frequency signal as the low frequency component and the envelope information;
a sine wave generating unit that generates a sine wave signal which is at a frequency represented by the sine wave information and in which the appearance start position specified from the sine wave information is set as a start position within a frame; and
a combining unit that combines the low frequency signal, the pseudo high frequency signal, and the sine wave signal to generate an audio signal.

US Pat. No. 10,431,227

MULTI-CHANNEL AUDIO DECODER, MULTI-CHANNEL AUDIO ENCODER, METHODS, COMPUTER PROGRAM AND ENCODED AUDIO REPRESENTATION USING A DECORRELATION OF RENDERED AUDIO SIGNALS

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft z...

1. A multi-channel audio encoder for providing an encoded representation on the basis of at least two input audio signals,wherein the multi-channel audio encoder comprises a downmix signal provider configured to provide an encoded representation of one or more downmix signals on the basis of the at least two input audio signals, and
wherein the multi-channel audio encoder comprises a parameter provider configured to provide one or more parameters describing a relationship between the at least two input audio signals, and
wherein the multi-channel audio encoder comprises a decorrelation method parameter provider configured to provide a decorrelation method parameter describing which decorrelation mode out of a plurality of decorrelation modes should be used at the side of an audio decoder;
wherein the decorrelation method parameter provider is configured to selectively provide the decorrelation method parameter, to signal one out of the following modes for the operation of an audio decoder:
a first mode in which no mixing between different rendered audio signals is allowed when combining the rendered audio signals, or a scaled version thereof, with the one or more decorrelated audio signals, and in which it is allowed that a given decorrelated signal of the one or more decorrelated audio signals is combined, with same or different scaling, with a plurality of the rendered audio signals, or a scaled version thereof, in order to adjust cross-correlation characteristics or cross-covariance characteristics of the output audio signals, and
a second mode in which no mixing between the different rendered audio signals is allowed when combining the rendered audio signals, or a scaled version thereof, with the one or more decorrelated audio signals, and in which it is not allowed that the given decorrelated signal is combined with rendered audio signals other than a rendered audio signal from which the given decorrelated signal is derived.

US Pat. No. 10,431,207

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR INTENT DETECTION AND SLOT FILLING IN SPOKEN DIALOGUE SYSTEMS

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for operation of a spoken language understanding (SLU) system comprising:receiving, with a processor in the SLU system, a plurality of words in a text phrase;
generating, with the processor, a first encoded representation of the plurality of words based on an output of a recurrent neural network (RNN) encoder using the plurality of words as inputs to the RNN encoder;
generating, with the processor, an intent label corresponding to the plurality of words based on an output of a first RNN decoder using the first encoded representation as input to the first RNN decoder;
generating, with the processor, a corrected plurality of words based on an output of a second RNN decoder using the first encoded representation and the intent label as inputs to the second RNN decoder, the corrected plurality of words including at least one word that is different than one of the plurality of words in the text phrase;
generating, with the processor, a second encoded representation corresponding to the plurality of corrected words based on another output of the RNN encoder using the plurality of corrected words as inputs to the RNN encoder; and
generating, with the processor, a machine-readable dialogue phrase that includes at least one word in the plurality of corrected words assigned to at least one slot in the machine-readable dialogue phrase based on an output of a third RNN decoder using the second encoded representation of the plurality of corrected words and the intent label as inputs to the third RNN decoder.

US Pat. No. 10,431,194

ACOUSTIC SENSORS OPTIMALLY PLACED AND COUPLED TO MINIMIZE FEEDBACK AND MAXIMIZE SOUND QUALITY OF AN ACOUSTIC-ELECTRIC STRINGED INSTRUMENT

1. An acoustic-electric sensor system comprising:an acoustic-electric stringed instrument comprising:
a sound board configured to vibrate in response to incident external acoustic energy; and,
a saddle configured to vibrationally couple with at least one string of the acoustic-electric stringed instrument;
a main acoustic sensor operably coupled to the acoustic-electric stringed instrument and configured to output a main signal that comprises:
a first signal component that represents string vibrations of the acoustic-electric stringed instrument; and,
a second signal component that represents sound board vibrations of the acoustic-electric stringed instrument;
a feedback suppression acoustic sensor operably coupled to the acoustic-electric stringed instrument and configured to output a feedback suppression signal that comprises a third signal component that represents sound board vibrations of the acoustic-electric stringed instrument; and,
a mixing module configured to receive the main signal and the feedback suppression signal, and configured to mix the main signal with the feedback suppression signal to generate a mixed output signal, wherein when the mixed output signal is generated, the second signal component at least partially cancels out with the third signal component in the mixed output signal to substantially attenuate the second signal component in the mixed output signal.

US Pat. No. 10,431,166

DYNAMIC DIMMING LED BACKLIGHT

Manufacturing Resources I...

1. An LED backlight assembly for a liquid crystal display (LCD), the LED backlight assembly comprising:an LED backlight having a number of individually controllable subsections, wherein each subsection comprises a number of red light emitting LEDs, a number of green light emitting LEDs, and a number of blue light emitting LEDs, wherein simultaneous illumination of each of said number of red, green, and blue light emitting LEDs within a given subsection is configured to produce white light, and wherein each of said subsections comprises an equal number of red, green, and blue light emitting LEDs;
an unpenetrated dividing wall extending away from the LED backlight and separating adjacent subsections of the LED backlight;
a diffusing element placed in front of the LED backlight;
a gap located between the dividing wall and the diffusing element;
a histogram accumulator in electrical communication with the LED backlight;
a frame buffer; and
a digital signal processor in electrical communication with the LED backlight, wherein the digital signal processor is also in electrical communication with the LCD and is configured to send virtual backlight data to the LCD.

US Pat. No. 10,431,153

PIXEL CIRCUIT, METHOD FOR DRIVING THE SAME, AND ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT DISPLAY PANEL

SHANGHAI TIANMA AM-OLED C...

1. A pixel circuit comprising:a node initialization module;
a data writing module;
an anode reset module;
a light emitting control module;
a drive control module; and
an organic light emitting diode;
wherein the node initialization module comprises: a first switch transistor with a gate electrically connected with a first scan signal terminal, a source electrically connected with a first reference signal terminal, and a drain electrically connected with a first node;
wherein the data writing module comprises a second switch transistor and a third switch transistor, wherein the second switch transistor has a gate electrically connected with a second scan signal terminal, a source electrically connected with a data signal terminal, and a drain electrically connected with a second node; and the third switch transistor has a gate electrically connected with the second scan signal terminal, a source electrically connected with a third node, and a drain electrically connected with the first node;
wherein the anode reset module comprises: a fourth switch transistor with a gate electrically connected with the second scan signal terminal, a source electrically connected with the first reference signal terminal, and a drain electrically connected with a fourth node;
wherein the light emitting control module comprises a fifth switch transistor and a sixth switch transistor, wherein the fifth switch transistor has a gate electrically connected with a light emitting control terminal, a source electrically connected with a first voltage signal terminal, and a drain electrically connected with the second node; and wherein the sixth switch transistor has a gate electrically connected with the light emitting control terminal, a source electrically connected with the third node, and a drain electrically connected with the fourth node;
wherein the drive control module comprises a drive transistor and a capacitor, wherein the drive transistor has a gate electrically connected with the first node, a source electrically connected with the second node, and a drain electrically connected with the third node; and the capacitor is connected between the first node and the first voltage signal terminal;
wherein the organic light emitting diode is connected between the fourth node and a second voltage signal terminal;
wherein the node initialization module further comprises a seventh switch transistor; and
wherein the seventh switch transistor has a gate electrically connected with the first scan signal terminal, a source electrically connected with a second reference signal terminal, and a drain electrically connected with the second node.

US Pat. No. 10,431,151

PIXEL ARRAY, DISPLAY DEVICE AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF, AND DRIVING DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A driving method of a display device, including an actual pixel array, wherein the actual pixel array includes N rows and M columns of actual pixel units, each actual pixel unit includes two actual sub-pixels, two adjacent actual pixel units in the same row include actual sub-pixels of three colors including a red actual sub-pixel, a green actual sub-pixel and a blue actual sub-pixel, every two adjacent actual sub-pixels in the same row have different colors, and wherein in the actual pixel array, all the actual sub-pixels have the same shape and size, every two adjacent green actual sub-pixels in the same row are provided with an actual sub-pixel of other color therebetween, every two adjacent blue actual sub-pixels in the same row are provided with three actual sub-pixels of other colors therebetween, and every two adjacent red actual sub-pixels in the same row are provided with three actual sub-pixels of other colors therebetween, and wherein both N and M are positive integers greater than 1, the driving method includes:Stp1. dividing an image to be displayed into N rows and M columns of theoretical pixel units so that each theoretical pixel unit includes a red theoretical sub-pixel, a green theoretical sub-pixel and a blue theoretical sub-pixel, and the divided theoretical pixel units correspond to the actual pixel units one-by-one;
Stp2. obtaining theoretical brightness values of the red theoretical sub-pixel, the green theoretical sub-pixel, and the blue theoretical sub-pixel of each theoretical pixel unit;
Stp3. calculating actual brightness values of the actual sub-pixels from the theoretical brightness values of theoretical sub-pixels so that an actual brightness value of an actual sub-pixel is a sum of a part of theoretical brightness value of a corresponding theoretical sub-pixel and a part of theoretical brightness value of an auxiliary theoretical sub-pixel, the corresponding theoretical sub-pixel and the actual sub-pixel to be calculated have the same color, and a position of the theoretical pixel unit in which the corresponding theoretical sub-pixel is located corresponds to that of the actual pixel unit in which the actual sub-pixel to be calculated is located; the auxiliary theoretical sub-pixel and the actual sub-pixel to be calculated have the same color, and a position of the theoretical pixel unit in which the auxiliary theoretical sub-pixel is located is around that of the actual pixel unit in which the actual sub-pixel to be calculated is located, and does not correspond to that of the actual pixel unit in which the actual sub-pixel to be calculated is located; and
Stp4. controlling each actual sub-pixel to obtain the actual brightness value calculated in Stp3,
wherein in each column of actual sub-pixels except columns of green actual sub-pixels, starting from the first row of actual sub-pixels, every two adjacent rows of actual sub-pixels have the same color, two adjacent actual sub-pixels of the pixel array of the same color in the column correspond to one opening on a mask plate, and the nth row of actual sub-pixels and the (n+2)th actual sub-pixels have different colors;
in the step Stp3, the part of theoretical brightness value of the corresponding theoretical sub-pixel is a product of the theoretical brightness value of the corresponding theoretical sub-pixel and a first coefficient, the part of theoretical brightness value of the auxiliary theoretical sub-pixel is a product of the theoretical brightness value of the auxiliary theoretical sub-pixel and a second coefficient, both the first coefficient and the second coefficient are positive numbers not more than 1, and a sum of the first coefficient and the second coefficient equals to 1; and
wherein for the green actual sub-pixel, the number of the auxiliary theoretical sub-pixels is 0, the first coefficient equals to 1, the second coefficient equals to 0, and there is no corresponding auxiliary sub-pixel for the green actual sub-pixel.

US Pat. No. 10,431,150

DISPLAY DEVICE, LIGHT-EMITTING CONTROL SIGNAL GENERATING DEVICE AND METHOD

EverDisplay Optronics (Sh...

1. A display device, comprising a light-emitting control signal generating device, wherein the light-emitting control signal generating device comprises:a two-to-two multiplexer, configured to receive a first input signal and a second input signal, and select the first input signal to be output from a first output terminal of the two-to-two multiplexer according to the first control signal, or select the second input signal to be output from a second output terminal of the two-to-two multiplexer according to the first control signal;
a first operational amplifier, configured to receive the signal output from the first output terminal of the two-to-two multiplexer and output a first output signal;
a second operational amplifier, configured to receive the signal output from the second output terminal of the two-to-two multiplexer and output a second output signal; and
a three-to-one multiplexer, configured to receive the first output signal, an intermediate signal and the second output signal, and select the first output signal, the intermediate signal or the second output signal to be output as a light-emitting control signal according to a second control signal.

US Pat. No. 10,431,145

TRANSPARENT WHITEBOARD DISPLAY

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A transparent whiteboard display, comprising:a display layer to cause digital content to be viewable in a first mode and to cause analog content to be viewable in a second mode, the white board display further comprising a diffuser layer to reflect light through the display layer when the display layer is in the second mode to display the analog content; and
a transparent whiteboard layer having a transparent whiteboard coating to receive the analog content on a surface of the transparent whiteboard layer from an input device, wherein the digital content is displayed in a display region and the analog content is displayed in a whiteboard region such that the display region and the whiteboard region are displayed concurrently on the transparent whiteboard display, wherein the display region and the whiteboard region move around the transparent whiteboard display based on a position of an input of the analog content on the transparent whiteboard display.

US Pat. No. 10,431,132

DISPLAY SYSTEMS WITH COMPENSATION FOR LINE PROPAGATION DELAY

Ignis Innovation Inc., W...

1. A method of operating a display system, the method comprising:generating signals at a first location on a signal line of the display system;
receiving the signals at a second location on the signal line; and
determining a propagation delay effect on the signals as received at the second location with use of the received signals, wherein one of said generating the signals and said receiving the signals is performed with use of a pixel circuit coupled to said signal line.

US Pat. No. 10,431,097

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO ENHANCE THE UTILITY OF VEHICLE INSPECTION RECORDS BY INCLUDING ROUTE IDENTIFICATION DATA IN EACH VEHICLE INSPECTION RECORD

ZONAR SYSTEMS, INC., Sea...

11. A portable, handheld data collection device for collecting vehicle inspection data and route identification (ID) data, to generate an inspection record for providing evidence that a plurality of locations were visited during a vehicle inspection, and for providing the identity of a route serviced by the vehicle during a time period proximate the vehicle inspection, the system comprising:(a) a housing;
(b) an output for providing at least one of a visual indication and an audible indication to a user of the portable device;
(c) an operator interface;
(d) a memory in which machine instructions and data are stored;
(e) a sensor for detecting when the portable device is proximate any of the plurality of locations, and in response thereto producing a signal indicating that the portable device is proximate to one of the plurality of locations, defined on the exterior of the vehicle; and
(f) a controller coupled to the display, the memory, the operator interface, and the sensor, said controller executing the machine instructions and implementing the functions of:
(i) prompting an operator to input route ID data, the route ID data specifically identifying the route serviced by the vehicle during the time period proximate the vehicle inspection;
(ii) generating inspection data in response to the signal produced by the sensor, such that whenever the sensor produces the signal, an identity of a specific one of the plurality of locations, defined on the exterior of the vehicle, that the portable device is proximate to when the signal is produced is added to the inspection data; and
(iii) generating an inspection record including the route ID data and the inspection data.

US Pat. No. 10,431,056

TACTILE FEEDBACK GUIDANCE DEVICE

1. A tactile responsive guidance device, comprising:a. a housing having one or more recesses for accommodating one or more components of the device;
b. a LIDAR assembly positioned within the housing at a front end for detecting objects in front of the first end of the housing;
c. a controller;
d. three-servo motor cube assembly, wherein the three-servo motor cube configuration is comprised of a first servo motor affixed to a first face of the cube to provide rotation around an X axis, a second servo motor affixed to a second face of the cube to provide rotation around a Y axis, and a third servo motor affixed to a third face of the cube to provide rotation around a Z axis;
e. an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) for sensing the current orientation of the device, sensing any changes in movement of the device, and for communicating with the LIDAR assembly and the controller;
f. a power supply for supplying power to the LIDAR assembly, the controller, the three-servo motor cube assembly and the IMU; and
g. the controller receiving signals from the LIDAR assembly and the IMU related to objects identified by the LIDAR, the current position of the device by the IMU;
h. the controller determines the amount of force to provide to the three-servo motor cube assembly and communicates with the three-servo motor cube assembly to initiate movement along each axis of the three-servo motor cube assembly; and
i. the three-servo motor cube assembly positioned within a first recess of the one or more recesses, the recess configured to transmit forces exerted by the three-servo motor cube assembly to the housing to provide tactile feedback to the user of the device.

US Pat. No. 10,431,040

EVENTS AGENT FOR SERVER-SUPPLIED WAGERING GAMING

IGT UK Interactive Limite...

1. A wagering gaming system comprising:a back-end events analysis server; and
a wagering gaming operator server, different from the back-end events analysis server, configured to:
receive from a client device a request for game content software to provide wagering game play to a user of the client device;
in response to the request, enable the client device to download the requested game content software from a game supplier server that is different from the wagering gaming operator server; and
transmit to the client device, from the wagering gaming operator server, an events agent core library of software functions and a set of front-end software functions;
wherein the events agent core library, when executed by the client device, performs functionality comprising:
receiving, from the downloaded game content software executing on the client device, notifications during a wagering game of in-game events of the wagering game being executed by the downloaded game content software executing on the client device; and
based on the notifications, reporting at least some of the in-game events to the front-end software functions, and reporting at least some of the in-game events to the back-end analysis server, wherein the events agent core library is configured to report events to the set of front-end software functions within the client device, the game content software within the client device and the back-end analysis server that is external to the client device by publishing events through routing logic to a bus within the events agent core library to which the set of front-end software functions, the game content software and the back-end analysis server are subscribed;
wherein the front-end software functions, when executed by the client device, perform functionality comprising implementing an out-of-game response based on at least one of the reported in-game events;
wherein the back-end events analysis server is configured to:
aggregate the reported in-game events from a plurality of wagering games at the back-end events analysis server; and
provide to the game supplier server, from the back-end events analysis server, analytics based on the aggregated in-game events;
and wherein the client device is configured to receive updated game content software from the game supplier server in response to the analytics from the back-end events analysis server.

US Pat. No. 10,431,038

GAMING DEVICE AND METHOD HAVING INDEPENDENT REELS AND MULTIPLE WAYS OF WINNING

IGT, Las Vegas, NV (US)

1. An electronic gaming machine comprising:a housing;
at least one display device supported by the housing;
at least one processor; and
at least one memory device which stores a plurality of instructions, which when executed by the at least one processor, cause the at least one processor to:
for a quantity of at least two distinct evaluations of a same set of randomly determined symbols of a plurality of reels of a single dual award evaluation sequence:
cause the at least one display device to display the plurality of reels, said reels arranged in a plurality of reel columns, said reels including a plurality of symbols, wherein different pluralities of said symbols form different winning symbol combinations and different winning symbol combinations are associated with different awards,
activate at least one payline associated with the plurality of reels,
cause the at least one display device to display the randomly determined symbols of the reels,
determine if the randomly determined symbols form any of said winning symbol combinations along the at least one activated payline associated with the plurality of reels,
for each activated payline, responsive to at least one of said winning symbol combinations being formed along said activated payline, cause the at least one display device to display the award associated with said formed winning symbol combination, and
in addition to and independent of if any winning symbol combinations are formed along the at least one activated payline:
determine if any of said randomly determined symbols at any activated symbol positions for a requisite number of adjacent reel columns form a string of related symbols, wherein each formed string of related symbols includes one designated symbol for each reel and said requisite number of adjacent reel columns is at least two,
determine if any formed strings of related symbols corresponds to any of said winning symbol combinations, and
responsive to at least one formed string of related symbols corresponding to at least one of said winning symbol combinations, for each of said formed strings of related symbols which corresponds to one of said winning symbol combinations, cause the at least one display device to display the award associated with said corresponding winning symbol combination.

US Pat. No. 10,431,036

ELECTRONIC GAMING DEVICE WITH EXTERNAL LIGHTING FUNCTIONALITY

AGS LLC, Las Vegas, NV (...

1. A gaming machine comprising:a cabinet having a top and bottom, a first side and a second side, and a front and a rear;
a deck area projecting from the front of the cabinet, the deck area being disposed below the top of the cabinet;
an electronic video display located above said deck area at said front of said cabinet, said electronic video display having a front;
said cabinet further comprising a first cabinet portion located at a first side of said electronic video display and a second cabinet portion located at a second side of said electronic video display;
a plurality of spaced apart lights located at said first and second cabinet portions;
a light strip extending along at least said first side of said electronic video display between said electronic video display and said plurality of spaced apart lights located at said first cabinet portion and along at least said second side of said electronic video display between said electronic video display and said plurality of spaced apart lights located in said second cabinet portion, wherein said light strip and said front of said electronic video display extend outwardly towards said front of said cabinet beyond said first and second cabinet portions;
at least one player input device;
a memory device;
a controller; and
machine-readable code stored in said memory device executable by said controller to, in response to a wager placed by said player from a player credit balance via said at least one player input device, cause said main electronic video display to display wager game information.

US Pat. No. 10,431,023

SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO TEST AN AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE

Uber Technologies, Inc., ...

1. One or more non-transitory computer-readable media that collectively store instructions that, when executed by one or more processors, cause a computing system to perform operations, the operations comprising:comparing log data indicating positions of elements of a test track over a first period of time with log data indicating positions of the elements of the test track over a second period of time;
comparing log data indicating parameters of an autonomous vehicle over the first period of time with log data indicating the parameters of the autonomous vehicle over the second period of time; and
determining an effect of operations of the autonomous vehicle over a period of time between the first period of time and the second period of time, the effect caused by modifying software configured to control operations of the autonomous vehicle, wherein determining the effect comprises determining a difference in a measure of smoothness in transition from a first state to a second state of the autonomous vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,431,022

CUSTOMIZED FUEL RECOMMENDATIONS

EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND E...

1. A system for providing fuel type recommendations, the system comprising:a mobile polling device communicatively coupled to one or more computing devices integrated with a vehicle for receiving vehicle's operational data from the vehicle's computing devices; and
a processor adapted to execute one or more processes, the processor when executing the one or more processes, is operable to:
receive vehicle's operational data from the mobile polling device;
analyze the received vehicle's operational data to identify recommended fuel type; and
provide one or more fuel type recommendations indicative of the recommended fuel type; and
a smart fuel dispenser communicatively coupled to the processor wherein the processor provides authorization and financial transaction for the smart fuel dispenser.

US Pat. No. 10,431,017

FUEL LEVEL INDICATION IN A VEHICLE

1. A system for indicating a fuel level in a vehicle, comprising:a processor,
and memory operatively connected to the processor, the memory storing:
ignition monitoring module instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to receive an ignition-on signal and an ignition-off signal;
fuel level module instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to
determine an ignition-on fuel level upon receiving the ignition-on signal based, at least in part, on data received from a fuel level sensor,
determine an ignition-off fuel level upon receiving the ignition-off signal based, at least in part, on data received from the fuel level sensor, and
determine whether the ignition-on fuel level is within a threshold of the ignition-off fuel level;
location module instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to determine a location of the vehicle with respect to a nearest one of a plurality of fueling stations; and
user interface module instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to generate an indication of the ignition-on fuel level within a user interface of the vehicle in response to (i) the ignition-on fuel level being within the threshold of the ignition-off fuel level and (ii) the vehicle being located at the nearest one of the plurality of fueling stations.

US Pat. No. 10,431,015

REMOTE VEHICLE DATA COLLECTION SYSTEM

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A remote vehicle data collection system, comprising:A subject vehicle;
a center including a center processor that manages traveling information of a plurality of vehicles and a center memory/storage storing a program performed by the center processor, wherein
the center processor is configured to prescribe, based on an input from an external terminal, to a subject vehicle through wireless communication, at least one of a type of vehicle data to be collected, a conditional expression with a determination factor used when collecting the vehicle data, a sampling cycle when collecting the vehicle data, and a checking cycle of the conditional expression with the determination factor,
the center processor is configured to read, through wireless communication, the vehicle data collected based on the prescription,
the center processor includes a check criterion,
the center processor is configured to check, based on the check criterion, appropriateness of the at least one of the type of the vehicle data, the conditional expression with the determination factor, the sampling cycle, and the checking cycle that is prescribed to the subject vehicle and is set based on the input from the external terminal to collect the vehicle data,
the subject vehicle includes a vehicle electronic control unit (ECU) and a vehicle processor, which is configured to check whether resources of the subject vehicle are appropriate,
the vehicle processor is configured to check whether the resources of the subject vehicle are appropriate when the vehicle data is collected based on the prescription from the center, and
a lower limit of the sampling cycle is set for each item of the vehicle data to improve reliability of operation of the vehicle ECU of the subject vehicle, wherein
the center has a database as the check criterion,
the database is configured to associate the type of the subject vehicle with a type of vehicle data that is collectable in a vehicle of the type of the subject vehicle,
the center processor is configured to identify, based on the database, a type of vehicle data that corresponds to the type of the subject vehicle, and
the center processor is configured to determine that the type of the vehicle data is appropriate on condition that the identified type of vehicle data agrees with the type of the vehicle data that has been prescribed as a subject to be collected to the subject vehicle, wherein
the database is configured to associate a settable range of the checking cycle with the conditional expression with the determination factor,
the center processor is configured to identify, based on the database, the settable range of the checking cycle in the conditional expression with the determination factor that corresponds to the type of the subject vehicle, and
the center processor is configured to determine that the checking cycle is appropriate on condition that the checking cycle prescribed to the subject vehicle is within the identified range.

US Pat. No. 10,431,010

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR VIRTUAL APPLICATION OF COSMETIC EFFECTS TO A REMOTE USER

PERFECT CORP., New Taipe...

1. A method implemented in a makeup application device utilized by a makeup professional, comprising:obtaining a makeup consultation request from a user of a client device;
obtaining at least one digital image of a facial region of the user from the client device;
generating a three-dimensional (3D) facial model based on the at least one digital image;
obtaining user input from the makeup professional for applying virtual cosmetic effects to the 3D facial model;
generating a makeup command based on the user input from the makeup professional for applying a virtual cosmetic effect, wherein the makeup command causes the client device to apply the virtual cosmetic effect to the at least one digital image, and display the virtual cosmetic effect on the client device;
obtaining an enable input command from the makeup professional specifying whether to allow the client device to adjust one or more of: the zoom level, the degree of rotation, or the degree of panning of the 3D facial model;
transmitting the makeup command to the client device, the makeup command causing a virtual cosmetic effect to be applied to the at least one digital image of the facial region of the user and displaying the at least one digital image; and
responsive to receiving the enable input command from the makeup professional specifying that the client device is allowed to perform adjustments, receiving user input from the client device to adjust one or more of: the zoom level, the degree of rotation, or the degree of panning of the 3D facial model.

US Pat. No. 10,431,009

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR THREE DIMENSIONAL MODELING OF INFRASTRUCTURE ELEMENTS

The Board of Regents of t...

1. A method comprising:receiving, from a database, a plurality of vectors indicative of a form of a structure and a condition of one or more portions of the structure, wherein each vector of the plurality of vectors is associated with a given portion of the one or more portions of the structure and comprises a numerical rating indicative of the condition of the given portion;
generating, based on the plurality of vectors, a graphical model of the structure;
determining, based on the numerical rating of the given portion of the one or more portions of the structure, a condition of the given portion;
modifying, based on the numerical rating of the given portion and the determined condition, a color associated with the given portion depicted by the graphical model; and
generating, based on the numerical rating associated with the given portion exceeding a condition threshold, an alert message.

US Pat. No. 10,431,000

ROBUST MESH TRACKING AND FUSION BY USING PART-BASED KEY FRAMES AND PRIORI MODEL

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A method comprising:segmenting an object in free viewpoint video content into parts, wherein segmenting is based on determining edges of the parts;
tracking the parts of the object, wherein tracking the parts includes matching and storing position information for the parts, wherein tracking the parts of the object includes distinguishing key frames from non-key frames and matching a parametric model with a key frame or a non-key frame, wherein tracking the parts of the object includes generating keyframe pools, wherein each part is associated with a keyframe pool by identifying a pose of the part, wherein the keyframe pools utilize a hierarchical structure to connect the parts;
stitching the parts of the object, wherein stitching the parts of the object includes stitching a first part from a first time and a second part from a second time, wherein the first time and the second time are different times, further wherein the second part from the second time is used when the first part from the first time is at least partially occluded, wherein the second part from the second time includes minimal or no artifacts as determined by locating artifacts and avoiding frames containing the artifacts; and
integrating the parts of the object to regenerate the object.

US Pat. No. 10,430,990

PIXEL COMPRESSION MECHANISM

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus to facilitate pixel compression comprising:one or more processors to:
convert an image to a plurality of pixels;
encode the plurality of pixels, including:
dividing the plurality of pixels into a mega pixel block having a plurality of pixel blocks;
determining coverage information indicating a pixel span for each of the plurality of pixel blocks; and
encoding each of the plurality of pixel blocks based on the coverage information to generate a mega encoded pixel block;
transmit the mega encoded pixel block for depth checking via an interface based on a multi-sample anti-aliasing case being implemented; and
transmit the coverage information via the interface.

US Pat. No. 10,430,985

AUGMENTED REALITY SYSTEMS AND METHODS UTILIZING REFLECTIONS

Magic Leap, Inc., Planta...

1. A display system, comprising:a wearable display device comprising:
a display area comprising light redirecting features configured to direct light to a user, wherein the display area is at least partially transparent and is configured to provide a view of an ambient environment through the display area;
one or more hardware processors; and
a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium including computer-executable instructions that, when executed by the one or more hardware processors, cause the one or more hardware processors to perform operations comprising:
determining that a specular reflection is within the user's field of view through the display area, wherein determining that the specular reflection is within the user's field of view comprises:
receiving an indication of diffusion of detected reflected electromagnetic radiation or acoustical waves; and
determining that a specular reflection is present if the indicated diffusion is below a threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,430,981

IMAGE ARTIFACT IDENTIFICATION AND MITIGATION

KONINKLIKE PHILIPS N.V., ...

1. A method for identifying and mitigating artifacts in projection data or reconstructed image data, comprising:generating at least one of projection data or reconstructed image data by a scanning device;
displaying the at least one of projection data or reconstructed image data having visually observable artifacts generated by a scanning device, wherein the at least one of the projection data or the reconstructed image data corresponds to an imaging examination of an object or subject;
identifying one or more sample images other than of the object or subject with known artifacts having artifacts similar to the visually observable artifacts in the at least one of the projection data or the reconstructed image data;
obtaining data from at least one of the projection or reconstructed image data indicative of a characteristic of the at least one of the projection or reconstructed image data;
filtering the identified one or more sample images other than of the object or subject with known artifacts having artifacts similar to the visually observable artifacts in the at least one of the projection data or the reconstructed image data to correspond to the data thereby identifying a subset of one or more sampled images;
displaying, concurrently with the at least one of the projection data or the reconstructed image data having visually observable artifacts, the subset of the one or more sample images other than of the object or subject with known artifacts filtered to correspond to the data, and information related to mitigating the visually observable artifacts; and
wherein the displaying, the identifying, the obtaining, the filtering, and the displaying concurrently are performed by a configured processor.

US Pat. No. 10,430,968

VEHICLE LOCALIZATION USING CAMERAS

FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES,...

1. A method for localizing a vehicle, the method comprising:obtaining an image of an environment of the vehicle;
segmenting a ground plane from the image to determine segmented ground plane pixels, wherein the segmenting comprises applying random sample consensus and determining a set of points in the image for the ground plane;
generating a top-down view of the ground plane by projecting the segmented ground plane pixels to approximate a view of a camera facing downward from the vehicle;
comparing the top-down view with a map, the map comprising a top-down light detection and ranging (LIDAR) intensity map or a vector-based semantic map; and
determining a location of the vehicle on the map based on the comparison of the top-down view of the ground plane and the map.

US Pat. No. 10,430,955

HIGH CONTENT SCREENING WORKFLOWS FOR MICROSCOPE IMAGING

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A method for high content screening and microscope imaging of a sample, comprising:obtaining a reference image of a calibration feature from a slide mounted on a microscope;
obtaining a plurality of first modality images of the slide based on a first modality;
determining a plurality of regions of interest at a plurality of image positions in the plurality of first modality images of the slide;
obtaining a comparison image of the slide around the calibration feature;
determining an offset between an image position of the calibration feature in the reference image and an image position of the calibration feature in the comparison image;
updating the plurality of image positions based on the offset; and
obtaining a plurality of second modality images of a plurality of regions of interest at the plurality of updated image positions based on a second modality.

US Pat. No. 10,430,948

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PREPARING TEXT IMAGES FOR OPTICAL-CHARACTER RECOGNITION

ABBYY PRODUCTION LLC, Mo...

1. An image-processing subsystem included within a device, appliance, or system that acquires an image containing text with curved text lines and inputs the acquired, text-containing image to the image-processing subsystem to generate a corresponding corrected image in which the text lines are straightened and have a rectilinear organization, the image-processing subsystem comprising:a separate hardware layer or a hardware layer shared with the device, appliance, or system that includes one or more processors, one or more memories; and
computer instructions stored in one or more physical data-storage devices that, when executed by one or more of the one or more processors, control the image-processing subsystem to receive the input text-containing image,
identify a page sub-image within the text-containing image,
correct a vertical perspective of the page sub-image,
generate a text-line-curvature model for the page sub-image that associates inclination angles with pixels in the page sub-image,
generate local displacements, using the text-line-curvature model, for pixels in the page sub-image from the text-line-curvature model, and
transfer pixels from the page sub-image to a corrected page-sub-image using pixel displacements generated from the local displacements to construct a corrected page sub-image in which the text lines are straightened and in which the text characters and symbols have a rectilinear arrangement.

US Pat. No. 10,430,940

INSPECTION SYSTEM AND INSPECTION METHOD

KOH YOUNG TECHNOLOGY INC....

1. An inspection system comprising:a measurement unit configured to irradiate light on an inspection object to acquire an image of the inspection object;
a processing unit configured to detect an outline of the inspection object in the image of the inspection object; and
an output unit configured to overlap and display the outline with reference information,
wherein the processing unit is configured to:
set a height inspection region based on a center of the outline;
determine whether a height of the outline is good or defective based on the reference information within the height inspection region;
set at least one reference point on the outline based on an end point of the outline;
calculate a slope of the at least one reference point;
determine whether the slope of the outline is good or defective based on the reference information; and
perform image processing for visualizing the outline using any one of dots, dashed lines, solid lines, faces or three-dimensional shapes on the outline according to whether the height and the slope of the outline is good or defective.

US Pat. No. 10,430,931

HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE PROCESSING

GVBB HOLDINGS S.A.R.L., ...

1. An image processor for generating an enhanced image for display on a display device with adjusted contrast, the image processor comprising:an imaging apparatus configured to generate image data of a captured image;
an imaging sensitivity determiner configured to determine at least one imaging sensitivity value of a display device based on a input value of the display device that provides a predetermined output luminance at the display device;
an image converter configured to convert the generated image data of the captured image from a linear domain to a logarithmic domain;
a luminance adjustment selector configured to compare a subset of the converted image data with the determined at least one imaging sensitivity of the display device to select at least one luminance adjustment modifier configured to set a desired luminance level for the captured image when displayed on the display device;
a gamma contrast curve selector configured to select, based on the selected at least one luminance adjustment modifier, at least one gamma low contrast curve when a luminance value of the subset of the converted image data is less than the at least one imaging sensitivity and at least one gamma high contrast curve when the luminance value of the subset of the converted image data is greater than the at least one imaging sensitivity;
an image enhancer configured to correct the converted image data of the captured image by applying the selected at least one gamma high contrast curve or the selected at least one gamma low contrast curve to the converted image data to enhance the captured image by adjusting a contrast of the converted image data based on the applied contrast curve; and
an image display configured to display the enhanced captured image on the display device.

US Pat. No. 10,430,929

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING A DATA STRUCTURE

CITY UNIVERSITY OF HONG K...

1. A method for processing a data structure, comprising the step of:providing an incomplete data structure arranged to represent source information, wherein the incomplete data structure is a low-rank matrix containing a plurality of data elements;
processing the incomplete data structure to determine at least one estimated data element of an output data structure;
transforming the source information to output information associated with the output data structure based on a combination of the incomplete data structure and the at least one estimated data element; andwherein the step of processing the incomplete data structure includes factorizing the low-rank matrix and processing -norm minimization of residual with 0

US Pat. No. 10,430,924

RESIZABLE, OPEN EDITABLE THUMBNAILS IN A COMPUTING DEVICE

QuirkLogic, Inc., Calgar...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium comprising instructions, which when executed by a processor perform a method for editing thumbnails, the method comprising:detecting an input action to resize a thumbnail associated with a file, wherein the thumbnail is a static image of at least a portion of a snapshot of file content in the file, and the thumbnail is displayed in a file directory on an interactive device;
in response to the detecting, obtaining an expanded thumbnail;
making a first determination that viewport information of the expanded thumbnail does not exceed a first predetermined threshold;
generating, in response to the input action, a frontal transparent writing layer (FTWL) operatively linked with the expanded thumbnail;
capturing, in the FTWL, an annotation made in a thumbnail region of the expanded thumbnail; and
storing the annotation and viewport information for the annotation in the FTWL.

US Pat. No. 10,430,923

FLEXIBLE DISPLAY DEVICE

WUHAN TIANMA MICRO-ELECTR...

1. A flexible display device, comprising:a housing, wherein a sidewall of the housing is provided with an opening;
a closure lid mated with the opening, wherein a surface of the closure lid facing away from the opening is provided with a user identity recognition module;
a flexible display panel provided in an interior of the housing and configured to be wrapped around a shaft, wherein the flexible display panel comprises a first end and a second end opposite to the first end, wherein the first end is connected to the shaft, the second end is connected to the closure lid, when the flexible display panel does not extend out of the housing, the closure lid is engaged in the opening and seals the opening;
an extension mechanism comprising a third end and a fourth end opposite to the third end, wherein the third end is secured to the sidewall of the housing, the fourth end is secured to the closure lid, the extension mechanism extends through the opening and is configured to support the flexible display panel when the flexible display panel extends out of the housing;
a controller integrated to the sidewall of the housing and electrically connected to the user identity recognition module and the extension mechanism, wherein the controller is configured to control the extension mechanism and the flexible display panel to extend out of the housing according to an identity recognition signal detected by the user identity recognition module; and
a flexible printed circuit;
wherein the extension mechanism comprises a driving portion, a transmission portion and a support structure, wherein the support structure comprises at least one support frame comprising a plurality of support rods which are connected end to end, and two adjacent ones of the plurality of support rods are hinged with each other; and
wherein the flexible printed circuit is wound around each of the plurality of support rods like a vine.

US Pat. No. 10,430,917

INPUT MODE RECOGNITION

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

9. A computing device for input type recognition, the computing device comprising:a display device having a touch screen that receives a touch based input;
a memory device storing executable instructions;
a processor in communication with the display device and the memory device, wherein execution of the executable instructions causes the processor to function as:
an application that includes a graphical user interface (GUI) having a first configuration of user interface elements for use with the touch based input and a second configuration of the user interface elements for use with a hardware based input; and
a user interface manager operating in conjunction with the application that is configured to perform:
determining whether the computing device is docked or undocked;
when it is determined that the computing device is undocked, placing the computing device in an undocked mode, wherein in the undocked mode the first configuration of the user interface elements of the GUI, being displayed on the display device, are optimized for the touch based input that occurs via an user interaction with the display device; and
when it is determined that the computing device is docked, placing the computing device in a docked mode, wherein in the docked mode the second configuration of the user interface elements of the GUI, being displayed on the display device, are optimized for an input other than the touch based input that occurs via the user interaction with the display device.

US Pat. No. 10,430,894

GAMIFICATION FOR ONLINE SOCIAL COMMUNITIES

KHOROS, LLC, San Francis...

1. A computer server system hosting an online community for a business entity, comprising:one or more servers, each including one or more processors, memory, and one or more programs stored in the memory, the one or more programs including a plurality of feedback interfaces, a participation measurement module, a notification module, a mission creation interface, and a mission feedback interface, wherein:
each of the feedback interfaces is configured to provide respective visual feedback in a user interface for the online community, the respective visual feedback quantifying, by tracking and storing in a database at the one or more servers, each user's interaction with the online community according to one or more respective metrics that measure user engagement with the online community, wherein each of the feedback interfaces has a distinct respective interaction time scale, including a first feedback interface whose time scale is immediate, a second feedback interface whose time scale is one year or more, and one or more intermediate feedback interfaces whose time scales are intermediate between the first and second feedback interfaces;
the participation measurement module provides the metrics that measure engagement with the online community, correlates reduction in technical support costs for the business entity in relation to engagement with the online community, and alerts a community manager when a substantial subpopulation of users are not performing all behaviors associated with an identified one of the feedback interfaces;
the mission creation interface receives input, from the community manager, to create a targeted mission for the subpopulation of users, wherein the targeted mission specifies an action for users in the subpopulation to perform and specifies a time limit, and wherein completion of the action by users in the subpopulation increases completion of the behaviors associated with the identified one of the feedback interfaces;
the notification module is configured to send messages to users in the subpopulation to alert them of the targeted mission; and
the mission feedback interface is configured to provide mission feedback visually in the user interface for the online community for users in the subpopulation, wherein the mission feedback includes displaying, by the mission feedback interface, a dynamic indicator of how much time each user has remaining to complete the action and displaying, by the mission feedback interface, a dynamic indicator of what portion of the action the user has already completed, wherein the dynamic indicator of what portion of the action the user has already completed is automatically updated based on receiving, by the identified one of the feedback interfaces, an indication of an increase in completion, by the user, of the behaviors associated with the identified one of the feedback interfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,430,871

SELF-SERVICE TERMINAL

NCR Corporation, Atlanta...

1. A method of executing a transaction for a user at a self-service terminal, the transaction is directed from user-supplied gestures, the method implemented as executable instructions residing in a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium, the instructions executed from the non-transitory computer-readable storage medium on one or more processors of the self-service terminal (SST), the method comprising:(a) sensing, by the SST, a stroke gesture delineated by a sweeping movement of a finger of the user making contact on a touch-sensitive panel of a hardware display integrated into the SST, the stroke gesture ending when the finger is lifted off the touch-sensitive panel with no additional movement of the user making contact on the touch-sensitive panel for a predefined amount of time;
(b) recognizing, by the SST, the delineated stroke gesture by a stroke recognition engine;
(c) matching, by the SST, the delineated stroke gesture to one of a plurality of defined transaction strokes by the SST, each defined transaction stroke being associated with a specific transaction performed by the SST and identifying with the delineated stroke gesture a transaction amount written on the touch-sensitive panel within the predefined period of time after the delineated stoke gesture and matched to a user-defined transaction amount for processing with the specific transaction, wherein the delineated stroke gesture includes one or more user-written characters written by the user within a portion of the touch-sensitive panel as the specific transaction and the transaction amount overlies the specific transaction and is written within the portion on the touch-sensitive panel after the one or more user-written characters; and
(d) executing, by the SST, the specific transaction associated with the matched transaction stroke by a transaction execution component with the user-defined transaction amount, and thereby enabling the SST to execute the specific transaction from the user-supplied delineated stroke gesture written by the user on the touch-sensitive panel without the user having to navigate through a sequence of information gathering screens presented on the SST to perform the specific transaction.

US Pat. No. 10,430,857

COLOR NAME BASED SEARCH

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A computer-implemented method for recommending items based at least in part on a color name, the computer-implemented method comprising:under control of a hardware computing device configured with specific computer executable instructions,
obtaining, from a user computing device, a first color name;
identifying at least one second color name associated with the first color name, wherein at least a portion of the at least one second color name linguistically matches at least a portion of the first color name;
determining a plurality of root colors, wherein each root color of the plurality of root colors corresponds to the first color name or the at least one second color name;
determining a plurality of color ranges, wherein each color range of the plurality of color ranges is determined for a respective root color of the plurality of root colors, wherein determining the plurality of color ranges further comprises:
determining a first color range for a first root color of the plurality of root colors based at least in part on first statistical data associated with the first color name, wherein the first statistical data indicates a first color distance for the first root color in a color space, the first color distance different than a second color distance indicated by second statistical data associated with another color name, wherein the color space corresponds to a coordinate system, and wherein the first root color corresponds to a first coordinate within the coordinate system;
identifying a plurality of search color candidates from the plurality of color ranges, wherein each search color candidate of the plurality of search color candidates is determined from a color range of the plurality of color ranges and is associated with a respective color name;
causing display, in a user interface, of at least an indication of a first color candidate and a second color candidate of the plurality of search color candidates, the first color candidate associated with a first candidate color range and the second color candidate associated with a second candidate color range;
receiving, from the user computing device, a selection of the first color candidate;
determining a refined color range from the first candidate color range that excludes the second candidate color range, wherein the refined color range corresponds to an area within the coordinate system of the color space;
selecting a refined search color from the refined color range;
identifying one or more corresponding items from a plurality of items, each item of the plurality of items associated with an image of the item, wherein identifying the one or more corresponding items further comprises:
extracting an image color from a first image of a first item;
comparing the image color from the image to the refined search color in the color space, wherein comparing the image color to the refined search color further comprises:
calculating an integer search range, wherein calculating the integer search range further comprises interleaving bits from a color distance threshold of the refined search color;
initiating a search of a data store based at least in part on a search query comprising the integer search range as a search parameter, the data store comprising a record associated with at least one indexed integer color value; and
receiving a search result from the data store, the search result comprising a first record associated with a first indexed integer color value for the image color, an indication of the search result corresponding to the image color and the refined search color being within the color distance threshold; and
selecting the first item from the plurality of items based at least in part on the indication of the search result; and
providing information regarding the one or more corresponding items to the user computing device for display.

US Pat. No. 10,430,851

PERIPHERAL DEVICE CUSTOMIZATION

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

1. A computing system for managing product customization, comprising:instructions stored in memory and executable by a processor to:
receive, for each of a plurality of parts of a 3D product, a color selection input specifying a color selected by a user for that part;
responsive to receiving the color selection inputs,
display a rendered model of the 3D product with the selected colors specified by each of the color selection inputs in a graphical user interface;
automatically generate a 3D product search query based on the color selection inputs;
apply the 3D product search query to a database of alternately-colored versions of the 3D product;
return a 3D product search result identifying at least one alternately-colored version of the 3D product based on the 3D product search query, the at least one alternately-colored version of the 3D product having a correlation above a correlation threshold with the color selection inputs for the 3D product; and
display a rendered model of the at least one alternately-colored version of the 3D product in the graphical user interface.

US Pat. No. 10,430,848

VISUAL DISCOVERY TOOL FOR AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURERS, WITH NETWORK ENCRYPTION, DATA CONDITIONING, AND PREDICTION ENGINE

AUTOALERT, LLC., Irvine,...

1. A visual assessment tool, with network encryption, data conditioning, and prediction, for use by an automotive manufacturer, the tool comprising:a vehicle records extraction interface configured to obtain vehicle records from application-specific file source databases and at least temporarily store the vehicle records in at least one vehicle records extraction database;
an external parameter extraction interface configured to obtain external parameters comprising current loan rates and/or incentives available from one or more external sources;
a vehicle alert database configured to receive at least some of the vehicle records from the vehicle records extraction database;
a vehicle manufacturer data interface configured to pass data from the vehicle alert database to a vehicle manufacturer database via encrypted network connection, thereby maintaining data security; and
at least one computer processor configured to communicate with the extraction interfaces and the vehicle alert database and to perform computer-executable instructions to at least:
use the extraction interface to receive, over a network, vehicle records from the application-specific file source databases;
load the vehicle records into one or more of the at least one extraction database based in part on the file source database from which each vehicle record was sent;
selectively remove, based on disqualifying criteria, one or more vehicle records received from the application-specific file source databases from one or more of the plurality of extraction databases;
selectively modify, based on modification criteria, one or more vehicle records in one or more of the plurality of extraction databases, the selective removal and selective modification resulting in standardized vehicle records;
transfer the standardized vehicle records to the vehicle alert database, wherein the standardized vehicle data records comprise:
a customer name for a previously sold vehicle and that customer's contact information, the customer name comprising a name of a past customer not known to be currently shopping or looking for a new vehicle;
a vehicle identification number of the previously sold vehicle;
data from a deal that resulted in a previous sale to the customer, the data sufficient to show or obtain:
the customer's current monthly payment for the previously sold vehicle;
an estimated current trade value of the previously sold vehicle; and
an estimated current payoff amount of the previously sold vehicle;
use the standardized vehicle records in the vehicle alert database to automatically evaluate a specific new deal proposal for each member of a set of past customers to determine which past customers are good prospects for offering such deal proposals on favorable terms, wherein favorable terms comprise at least the same or lower monthly payments for a given customer, thereby determining that certain past customers should be included in a graphical representation of aggregate alert data, the automatic evaluation comprising:
automatically determining for each of the past customers a new suggested replacement vehicle for the previously sold vehicle using a one-to-one algorithmic association protocol, thereby limiting use of computer resources by confining analysis to one new suggested vehicle per customer for the determination of whether that customer is an “alert”;
periodically receiving updates to current trade value and current payoff amount for the set of past customers;
dynamically receiving updates to one or more external parameters through the external parameter extraction interface;
determining customer-specific proposed payments and “alert” status for each new suggested replacement vehicle by:
obtaining a price of the new suggested replacement vehicle for each customer;
obtaining a net trade-in equity by combining the estimated trade value for each customer with the estimated payoff amount of the previously sold vehicle to that customer, wherein the trade-in equity may be either negative equity or positive equity;
determining an amount to be financed by combining the price of the new suggested vehicle with any obtained net trade-in equity, whether positive or negative;
using the amount to be financed, updating one or more external parameters to determine the new proposed payment;
comparing each customer's current payment and the customer-specific new proposed payment to determine one or more differences; and
analyzing the differences to determine those meeting a criterion to identify the customer as an “alert” for outreach because the difference meets a favorability condition;
calculating the aggregate alert data for the favorable deals resulting from analyzing the differences, the aggregate alert data representing multiple alerts from multiple dealerships and preventing access to sensitive data about particular individuals;
via the vehicle manufacturer data interface, transmitting instructions for the graphical representation of the aggregate alert data for display using a graphical user interface, wherein the graphical representation prevents access to personally identifying information by omitting it from aggregate alert data and using encrypted connections for data transfer;
via a dynamic incentive adjustment tool, accepting user input to adjust at least one incentive parameter;
in response to the adjustment of the at least one incentive parameter using the dynamic incentive adjustment tool, dynamically determining the effect of the at least one incentive parameter adjustment on the number of customers for whom the favorability condition is satisfied by updating the aggregate alert data; and
in response to the adjustment of the at least one incentive parameter and the determination of the effect, dynamically configuring refreshed alert information for automatic display to a user through the graphical user interface by updating the instructions for the graphical representation of the aggregate alert data, the refreshed alert information corresponding to a subset of the set of past customers, the subset comprising those past customers for whom the favorability condition is satisfied after the updates to the external parameters have been applied;
wherein the refreshed alert information is configured to provide the user a visual assessment for use by automotive manufacturer personnel.

US Pat. No. 10,430,847

DYNAMIC DOMAIN REGISTRATION

Plan Bee LLC, Santa Moni...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving, at a domain name registry, a plurality of available domain names prior to a first registration or first sale of any domain name from the plurality of available domain names;
determining, at the domain name registry, an initial price at which the plurality of available domain names are offered to one or more registrars;
adjusting, at the domain name registry, a first price parameter for a particular domain name of the plurality of available domain names based on a number of search results returned in response to a query of the particular domain name;
adjusting, at the domain name registry, a second price parameter for the particular domain name based on a number of characters forming the particular domain name, wherein computing the second price parameter comprise changing the second price parameter for each additional character that forms the particular domain name;
adjusting, at the domain name registry, a third price parameter for the particular domain name based on proximity between spelling of the particular domain name to one of a plurality of words in a dictionary;
compiling, at the domain name registry, a list of currently trending words based on a number of times each word in the list of currently trending words is queried by a plurality of users;
adjusting, at the domain name registry, a fourth price parameter for the particular domain name based on similarity between the particular domain name and one or more words from said list of currently trending words;
adjusting, at the domain name registry, a fifth price parameter for the particular domain name based on a number of domain names from the plurality of available names that have one or more of a similar spelling or similar definition as the particular domain name, and that remain unregistered;
providing, from the domain name registry to at least one domain name registrar, a dynamic price for the particular domain name based on the initial price and two or more of the first, second, third, fourth, and fifth price parameters;
registering the particular domain name in response to a buyer acquiring the particular domain name for the dynamic price, wherein said registering comprises configuring operation of an authoritative Domain Name System (DNS) server controlling resolution of DNS queries to a top-level domain (TLD), country-code top-level domain (ccTLD), or generic top-level domain (gTLD) of the particular domain name;
receiving at the authoritative DNS server, a DNS query directed to the particular domain name; and
resolving the DNS query by identifying a server address specified from said configuring.

US Pat. No. 10,430,844

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FACILITATING A GAME THROUGH A PRIMARY CLIENT DEVICE AND IN-GAME CONTENT PURCHASES THROUGH A MOBILE DEVICE

Electronic Arts Inc., Re...

1. A primary client device that facilitates game play through the primary client device and acceptance of game-related content offers through a mobile device separate from the primary client device, the primary client device comprising:one or more processors configured by machine-readable instructions to:
effectuate presentation of a view of a game space via a primary display connected to or associated with the primary client device, wherein an online game is played within the game space, and wherein game events occur during the online game within the game space;
facilitate pairing of the mobile device and the primary client device via a local wireless or wired communication channel such that the mobile device and the primary client device are communicably coupled;
communicate one or more selectable content offers for presentation to the user via the mobile device, the mobile devices being separate from the primary display through which the game space is presented and from the primary client device, the one or more selectable content offers being offers for content in the online game that are presented by the mobile device, the one or more selectable content offers being identified for communication to the mobile device based on game events in the online game, wherein such communication is enabled by the pairing of the mobile device and the primary client device via the local wireless or wired communication channel;
receive, from the mobile device, information indicating acceptance of at least one content offer; and
effectuate incorporation of content from the at least one content offer that was accepted into the online game.

US Pat. No. 10,430,833

SENSOR SURFACE OBJECT DETECTION METHODS AND SYSTEMS

NIO USA, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, via a processor, output from sensors of a vehicle monitoring an environment around a portion of the vehicle;
determining, via the processor, a first output over time for a first sensor of the sensors of the vehicle;
determining, via the processor, a second output over time for a second sensor of the sensors of the vehicle;
identifying, via the processor and based on sensor information in the first output over time and the second output over time, an obstructed sensor from at least one of the first sensor and the second sensor; and
sending, via the processor, a message including information about the obstructed sensor to one or more devices of the vehicle,
wherein the sensor information in the first output over time includes a time of flight defining a time for a detection signal emitted by the first sensor to be detected by the first sensor,
wherein the first sensor is identified as the obstructed sensor when the time of flight in the first output over time is less than a time of flight minimum threshold, the time of flight minimum threshold being defined as a minimum time of flight for maintaining a desired distance between the first sensor and possible obstructions,
wherein the message instructs a sensor cleaning system of the vehicle to clean the obstructed sensor,
wherein the sensor cleaning system includes:
an actuator attached to the obstructed sensor that moves the obstructed sensor between a first position and a second position;
a support structure around the obstructed sensor and set back from a wall of the vehicle; and
at least one flexible cleaning member that covers the obstructed sensor in the second position and that bends over the support structure at a location between the obstructed sensor and the support structure,
wherein, as the actuator moves the obstructed sensor between the first position and the second position and vice versa, the at least one flexible member cleans the surface of the obstructed sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,430,832

FACILITY MAPPING AND INTERACTIVE TRACKING

1. A city-based facility mapping and visitor tracking system that tracks a location of a city visitor within a city to display a city map and deliver targeted area-specific advertising to the city visitor based on the location of the city visitor, said city-based facility mapping and visitor tracking system comprising:a database management system that stores advertising data associated with a plurality of businesses within the city;
a plurality of areas of the city, wherein each area in the plurality of areas is defined by a perimeter that surrounds the area, wherein each area in the plurality of areas includes a set of businesses that are located within the perimeter that surrounds the area;
a plurality of wireless communication devices, wherein each wireless communication device in the plurality of wireless communication devices is located within a corresponding area of the plurality of areas and provides wireless communication over a wireless communication range of the corresponding area defined by the perimeter that surrounds the corresponding area;
a plurality of portable electronic devices dispensed to a plurality of city visitors to provide city map views of the city and deliver targeted advertising to each city visitor, wherein each city visitor is dispensed a portable electronic device at one of a plurality of portable electronic device dispensers, wherein a particular portable electronic device is configured to connect wirelessly to a particular wireless communication device based on a location of a particular city visitor, wherein the location of the particular city visitor is within the corresponding wireless communication range associated with the particular area, wherein the particular portable electronic device is configured to receive a particular city map view from the particular wireless communication device and to display the particular city map view on a screen of the particular portable electronic device while the particular city visitor is located within the wireless communication range corresponding to the particular area, wherein the particular portable electronic device is configured to update the city map view displayed on the screen in real-time as the location of the particular city visitor changes from the wireless communication range corresponding to the particular area to a different wireless communication range corresponding to a different wireless communication device, wherein targeted advertisements are displayed on the portable electronic device dispensed to each visitor; and
a central server that generates a unique identifier (UID) to associate with identifying information about each city visitor and a unique hardware identifier of each portable electronic device dispensed to each city visitor, wherein the central server is configured to transmit city map views to the portable electronic device based on the location of each city visitor.

US Pat. No. 10,430,824

REIMPRESSION PROMOTION SYSTEM

GROUPON, INC., Chicago, ...

1. A method for generating an electronic correspondence, the electronic correspondence comprising a plurality of positions at which to position content for display at a consumer device and determining a final position at which to assign a contemplated promotion within the electronic correspondence from the plurality of positions based at least, in part, on an amount of time elapsed between presenting the contemplated promotion in a previous electronic correspondence, the method comprising:generating, based in part on a historical data model, an estimated acceptance by the consumer of the contemplated promotion, wherein the estimated acceptance includes a score representing a probability of the consumer purchasing the promotion;
generating an initial score of the contemplated promotion based on the estimated acceptance;
determining a contemplated position from among the plurality of set positions within the electronic correspondence based on the initial score;
determining, based in part on a previous presentation data model, a correction factor based on (1) an elapsed time, (2) a previous position, and (3) the contemplated position,
wherein determining the correction factor comprises:
determining that the contemplated promotion was previously presented to the consumer at a previous time;
calculating the elapsed time between previously offering the promotion and offering the contemplated promotion;
determining the previous position at which the contemplated promotion was previously presented to the consumer at the previous time;
accessing the previous presentation data model to consult a first look-up table, the first look-up table identifying a first correction factor value indicative of conversion rates for previous promotions that were presented to a previous consumer after a previous presentation of the previous promotion to the previous consumer at configurable elapsed time thresholds;
determining, based on the elapsed time meeting a configurable elapsed time threshold, the first correction factor;
accessing the previous presentation data model to consult a second look-up table identifying a second correction factor value indicative of conversion rates for previous promotions that were presented to the consumer at the previous position and at the same elapsed time;
accessing the previous presentation data model to consult a third look-up table identifying a third correction factor value indicative of conversion rates for previous promotions that were presented to the consumer at the contemplated position; and
generating the correction factor as a function of the first correction factor value, the second correction factor value, and the third correction value factor;
generating an updated score of the contemplated promotion based on the estimated acceptance and the correction factor by applying the correction factor to the estimated acceptance of the promotion in order to obtain an adjusted estimated acceptance;
determining a final position from the contemplated position based on the adjusted estimated acceptance, wherein using the adjusted estimated acceptance in order to determine the final position comprises determining whether to include the contemplated promotion in the electronic correspondence, and determining which of the plurality of positions to present the contemplated promotion in the electronic correspondence;
generating the electronic correspondence, the electronic correspondence comprising at least the contemplated promotion located in the final position from among the plurality of set positions in the electronic correspondence; and
causing transmission of the electronic correspondence, the electronic correspondence configured to display real-time webpage content at the user interface of a user device.

US Pat. No. 10,430,808

NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM AND INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS

FUJI XEROX CO., LTD., Mi...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium storing a program causing a computer to execute a process comprising:receiving browsing history information and purchase history information from a service provider;
calculating a value indicating a complementarity and a value indicating a substitutability, the values each being calculated as information indicating a relationship between a plurality of items on a basis of the browsing history information and the purchase history information of the items; and
providing to a user a recommended item to a user based on the calculated value indicating a complementarity and the calculated value indicating a substitutability,
wherein calculating the value indicating the substitutability is not influenced by the purchase history information of an item of the items that occurs after a predetermined period of time following the purchase of another of the items, and the value indicating the substitutability between a first item and a second item is reduced in response to the first item and the second item being purchased within one session.

US Pat. No. 10,430,802

SCREEN-IMAGE BASED CLASSIFICATION

ENTIT SOFTWARE LLC, Sunn...

1. A method for screen-image based record classification, comprising:acquiring a screen-image from a user device, the screen-image of a graphical user interface associated with an information technology (IT) service;
analyzing, by a processor, the acquired screen-image to recognize unstructured data within the screen-image;
processing, by the processor, the unstructured data recognized from the screen-image against a database of historical data to discern a plurality of different field values; and
automatically maintaining, by the processor, an electronic record associated with the IT service based on the discerned plurality of different field values, wherein the electronic record is a ticket of an IT management system.

US Pat. No. 10,430,797

PROXY CARD PAYMENT WITH DIGITAL RECEIPT DELIVERY

Square, Inc., San Franci...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at a computer system and from a point-of-sale (POS) system associated with a payee, an indication of a financial transaction between a payer and the payee, the financial transaction involving use of a payment object associated with the payer to pay for products or services provided by the payee in the financial transaction;
receiving, by the computer system, a notification of payment authorization of a particular payment account associated with the payment object for charging a payment associated with the financial transaction; and
in response to the payment authorization of the particular payment account, automatically transmitting, by the computer system over a network to a computing device associated with the payer, a digital receipt indicative of the financial transaction,
the digital receipt including a time-based interactive feedback component that enables the payer to input feedback to the time-based interactive feedback component, the feedback associated with the products or services relating to the financial transaction.

US Pat. No. 10,430,769

SYSTEM FOR ATYPICAL THIRD PARTY CHANNEL UTILIZATION FOR RESOURCE DISTRIBUTION COMPLETION

BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATI...

1. A system for atypical third party channel utilization for resource distribution, the system comprising:a memory device with non-transitory computer-readable program code stored thereon;
a communication device;
a processing device operatively coupled to the memory device and the communication device within a distributive network for authorization and instant integration approval for a digital resource distribution, wherein the processing device is configured to execute the computer-readable program code to:
identify a user requesting the digital resource distribution to a merchant, wherein identifying the request comprises integrating within a user device associated with the digital resource distribution request and wherein the digital resource distribution further comprises a digital wallet, wherein a digital resource distribution token includes a virtual credit card token that is stored in a user device memory for digital resource distribution to the merchant;
determine software and hardware incapability within merchant system to complete the digital resource distribution, wherein the merchant system is a POS device and the merchant system does not have NFC or digital wallet transaction software and hardware;
identify, in response to determining software and hardware incapability, merchant wireless channel and link communicably to the wireless channel; wherein the merchant wireless channel further comprises a wireless network associated with a merchant place of business;
request and receive resource distribution information from the user device, wherein the resource distribution information includes a digital resource distribution token required for the digital resource distribution to the merchant;
translate the digital resource distribution token into a physical resource distribution account number;
distribute the translated digital resource distribution token to a resource distribution network system for processing and authorization;
match, within the resource distribution network, the distributed translated digital resource distribution token with resource distribution processing transmitted from the merchant system to the resource distribution network; and
transmit resource distribution network resource distribution approval to user device.

US Pat. No. 10,430,761

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR A GRAPHICAL INTERFACE INCLUDING A GRAPHICAL REPRESENTATION OF MEDICAL DATA

ICU Medical, Inc., San C...

14. A method comprising:receiving data associated with operation of medical devices and location of the medical devices within an environment, wherein the location of the medical devices corresponds to a physical clinical care area in the environment;
providing, by a computing device, on a display, a graphical representation of operations of the medical devices organized based on the location of the medical devices within the environment, wherein the graphical representation includes a number and a status of IV bags associated with the medical devices; and
providing, by the computing device, in the graphical representation, a graphical depiction that multiple IV bags have been ordered for a patient for the medical devices to graphically illustrate IV bags in waiting for the patient for the medical devices.

US Pat. No. 10,430,759

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DISCOVERING A PERFORMANCE ARTIST

Viacom International Inc....

1. A method, comprising:receiving a user request for primary content of a primary artist from a user media device, the primary content being characterized with a primary content theme;
identifying a social connection between the primary artist and a secondary artist a social network;
identifying secondary content of the secondary artist, the secondary content being characterized with a secondary content theme; and
providing to the user media device a user recommendation for the secondary content of the secondary artist based on the identified social connection between the primary and secondary artists and the identified primary and secondary content themes; and
displaying a video feed for the content of the secondary artist via a graphical user interface of the user media device; and
displaying social media overlay including the social connection via the graphical user interface of the user media device.

US Pat. No. 10,430,752

STORAGE EQUIPMENT AND DOOR-TO-DOOR DELIVERY SYSTEM

FULLTIME SYSTEM CO., LTD....

1. A storage equipment system, comprising:a plurality of multiple receiving boxes, for exclusively storing deliveries designated to ones of a plurality of users;
wherein the storage equipment system is operably lockable to temporarily store a first delivery after a first deposition, and if a carrier ID is input into said storage equipment system to generate an authentication then said authentication is executed to unlock and allow said plurality of multiple receiving boxes to additionally receive at least a second delivery after said first delivery in ones of said plurality of multiple receiving boxes prior to a user removing any first or later delivery;
a single receiving box that is commonly available for all said plurality of users;
a sensor to determine a contents of said multiple receiving boxes; and
a sensor for monitoring a storing state inside said multiple receiving boxes, wherein the storing state is communicated to at least one of said receiving box having a display element and a carrier terminal, wherein when at least one storing state of said plurality of multiple receiving boxes is unavailable and in-use, then unlocking the single receiving box.

US Pat. No. 10,430,748

UTILIZING SOCIAL PERFORMANCE PATTERNS TO MANAGE AND EVALUATE PERFORMANCE OF USER

International Business Ma...

1. A method for improving management and performance of an employee, the method comprising:receiving, by a social performance evaluator, an indication of a goal sponsored by an owner, wherein said goal is a desired result that a person, a group or an organization desires to achieve, wherein said owner is a user of a first client device connected to said social performance evaluator via a network;
receiving, by said social performance evaluator, an indication of a first user of a second client device connected to said network subscribing to said goal sponsored by said owner;
monitoring, by said social performance evaluator, communications on a social network involving said first user subscribed to said goal that includes a tag designating said goal;
detecting, by said social performance evaluator, a completion of said goal based on said monitored communications using natural language processing;
determining, by said social performance evaluator, a pattern of steps in accomplishing said goal by using natural language processing on said monitored communications involving said first user subscribed to said goal;
evaluating, by said social performance evaluator, an effectiveness of said pattern to accomplish said goal by other subscribed users, wherein said effectiveness of said pattern is based on a success or a failure in achieving said goal using said pattern, a length of time in achieving said goal, social media comments pertaining to said pattern, and a profit or revenue generated from achieving said goal, wherein said social performance evaluator utilizes a timer to determine said length of time in achieving said goal from a time said goal was sponsored by said owner to a time said goal was achieved by a subscribed user; and
recommending, by said social performance evaluator, actions to a second user of a third client device connected to said network concerning accomplishing said goal based on said pattern of steps, wherein said second user subscribed to said goal sponsored by said owner.

US Pat. No. 10,430,736

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ESTIMATING A DYNAMIC ORIGIN-DESTINATION MATRIX

CONDUENT BUSINESS SERVICE...

1. A method for generating an origin-destination matrix for a transportation system, the method performed by at least one processor in communication with at least one memory, wherein the at least one processor is configured to perform operations including:initializing, for an entry-only validating transportation system, an origin-destination matrix with a set of origin stops and a set of destination stops;
acquiring, in real-time, via a plurality of automated ticket validation systems of the transportation system, validation sequences for each traveler of a set of travelers on the transportation system, each validation sequence including a plurality of the origin stops, a timestamp associated with each of the plurality of the origin stops, and a ticket identification associated with the validation sequence used at each of the plurality of the origin stops, wherein the ticket identification is distinct for each traveler, wherein the automated ticket validation systems comprise a ticket reading device to acquire validation information to generate the validation sequences;
for each origin stop:
selecting, from the set of destination stops, a set of possible alighting stops associated with the origin stop,
computing a probability for each of the possible alighting stops being a destination stop for the origin stop, and
selecting a most probable alighting stop as a respective destination stop from the set of possible alighting stops;
for each of the validation sequences, generating a set of subsequences, each subsequence including a respective one of the plurality of the origin stops and the associated timestamp;
based on the set of subsequences, identifying subsequences which in combination constitute a valid transfer trip for at least one traveler of the set of travelers;
for a combination of subsequences constituting the valid transfer trip, determining whether the valid transfer trip is a multi-goal trip for the at least one traveler of the set of travelers for which there is at least a first destination stop with an intermediate goal and a second destination stop with a final goal;
updating the origin-destination matrix based on the determination;
refining at least one route of the transportation system in accordance with the updated origin-destination matrix; and
modifying the transportation system using the updated origin-destination matrix, wherein the modification of the transportation system includes a plurality of: adding or removing a vehicle from the at least one route, adding or subtracting the at least one route, changing a path of the at least one route, adding or removing a station along the at least one route, and adding or subtracting a stop along the at least one route.

US Pat. No. 10,430,712

COGNITIVE PLATFORM FOR USING KNOWLEDGE TO CREATE INFORMATION FROM DATA

1. A method comprising:retrieving, by at least one processor in a distributed parallel processing environment, source data from a datastore;
converting, by the at least one processor, the source data into raw Resource Description Framework (RDF) triples by applying RDF triple mapping language;
converting, by the at least one processor, the raw RDF triples into knowledge model RDF triples by applying semantic transform rules provided by a knowledge model, wherein the knowledge model RDF triples provide normalized and semantically consistent representations of the source data;
writing, by the at least one processor, the knowledge model RDF triples to a high throughput file system;
obtaining, by the at least one processor, a forward inference rule, including a pattern of knowledge concepts and relationships, from the knowledge model;
searching, by the at least one processor, the knowledge model RDF triples based on the pattern of knowledge concepts and relationships; and
inferring, by the at least one processor, a new knowledge model RDF triple based on identification of the pattern,
wherein converting the raw RDF triples into the knowledge model RDF triples includes generating specified RDF output classes.

US Pat. No. 10,430,711

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR FUNC-BASED EXPERIENCE FRAMEWORK WITH CROSS-USER INTELLIGENCE

TCL RESEARCH AMERICA INC....

1. A method for providing desired application usage experience to a user on a user device, comprising:automatically converting a plurality of App pages into FUNC descriptors to be stored, wherein each FUNC descriptor includes at least non-functional properties of a FUNC, capability of the FUNC, and an interface of the FUNC to invoke the FUNC;
obtaining at least one user intention inputted by the user;
determining at least one FUNC descriptor from the FUNC descriptors for fulfilling the user intention;
recommending to the user with at least one FUNC corresponding to the at least one FUNC descriptor by rendering the at least one FUNC descriptor on the user device;
invoking the at least one FUNC directly from the user device without going through a launching page of an App page providing the at least one FUNC;
repurposing the at least one FUNC descriptor based on preference of the user and characteristics of the user device; and
rendering the at least one FUNC descriptor on the user device based on the repurposing of the at least one FUNC descriptor, comprising:
using an estimation (EST) of effort that the user makes to use the at least one FUNC to establish an underlying mechanism for the repurposing, wherein:

wherein M is a match cost that measures how appropriate each widget is for consuming an information of a FUNC element, N is a navigational cost that estimates an extra user effort required to manipulate the widget, F is the FUNC element, R is a rendering of the FUNC element (F) and is a trader off of two factors, M and N of using the rendering, giving a device (D) and a user (U).

US Pat. No. 10,430,710

CONNECTED HOTELS GUEST EXPERIENCE

Accenture Global Services...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving, by one or more property management servers of a connected hotel system that includes (i) beacons that are each associated with different locations on a hotel premises, (ii) a guest mobile device, (iii) the property management servers, (iv) an external temperature sensor that is configured to output data indicative of a current external temperature value, and (v) in-room thermostats that are each associated with different hotel rooms on the hotel premises, data from the guest mobile device indicating a sequence of the beacons that have been detected by the guest mobile device;
classifying, by the property management servers and using the data indicating the sequence of beacons that have been detected by the guest mobile device, the sequence of beacons as indicative of the user of the guest mobile device likely being in one of two, defined states, including (a) an on-property, non-returning state in which the user is indicated as on-property, moving, and likely remaining on the hotel premises away from their hotel room and not going directly to their hotel room, and (b) an on-property, returning state in which the user is indicated as on-property, moving, and likely going directly to their hotel room; and
based on classifying the sequence of beacons as indicative of the user of the guest mobile device likely being in the one of two, defined states, including (a) the on-property, non-returning state in which the user is indicated as on-property, moving, and likely remaining on the hotel premises away from their hotel room and not going directly to their hotel room, and (b) the on-property, returning state in which the user is indicated as on-property, moving, and likely going directly to their hotel room, setting, by the in-room thermostat that is associated with the hotel room of the user, a temperature setting value for the hotel room to the guest preferred temperature if the user is indicated as likely being in the on-property, returning state, or, if the user is indicated as likely being in the on-property, non-returning state, to a value that (i) is different than the guest preferred temperature value, (ii) is based on the guest preferred temperature value, the current external temperature value, and an empirically derived factor that reflects energy efficiency characteristics of the hotel room of the user, and (iii) is chosen to allow a temperature of the hotel room of the user to reach the guest preferred temperature value when the user later returns to the hotel room.

US Pat. No. 10,430,707

INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An information processing device comprising:a control unit configured to control display related to a setting of a parameter related to physical simulation; and
a communication unit configured to transmit image information associated with the parameter obtained in the physical simulation to a machine learning unit and receive a determination result based on the image information from the machine learning unit,
wherein the setting of the parameter includes a parameter range indicating a range of a numerical value of the parameter, the range having an upper bound and a lower bound, and
wherein the control unit causes a display unit to display the determination result and the parameter range, including the upper bound and the lower bound, in visual association with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,430,691

LEARNING METHOD AND LEARNING DEVICE FOR OBJECT DETECTOR BASED ON CNN, ADAPTABLE TO CUSTOMERS' REQUIREMENTS SUCH AS KEY PERFORMANCE INDEX, USING TARGET OBJECT MERGING NETWORK AND TARGET REGION ESTIMATING NETWORK, AND TESTING METHOD AND TESTING DEVICE USING

StradVision, Inc., Gyeon...

1. A method for learning parameters of an object detector based on a CNN by using a target object merging network and a target region estimating network, comprising steps of:(a) a learning device, if at least one training video is acquired, (i) instructing an image-manipulating network to generate a (1_1)-st manipulated image to a (1_n)-th manipulated image corresponding to first estimated target regions, where each of at least one target objects is estimated as located, on each of a (1_1)-st image to a (1_n)-th image included in a first image pyramid corresponding to a first frame which is a current frame of the training video, and generate a first integrated training image by concatenating the (1_1)-st manipulated image to the (1_n)-th manipulated image, (ii) instructing one or more convolutional layers to apply one or more convolution operations to the first integrated training image, to thereby generate a first feature map, instructing an RPN to generate (1_1)-st object proposals to (1_n)-th object proposals, corresponding to the target object located on each of the (1_1)-st manipulated image to the (1_n)-th manipulated image in the first integrated training image by using the first feature map, instructing a pooling layer to generate a first pooled feature map by applying one or more pooling operations to one or more regions, corresponding to the (1_1)-st object proposals to the (1_n)-th object proposals, on the first feature map, and instructing an FC layer to apply at least one fully connected operation to the first pooled feature map, to thereby generate (1_1)-st object detection information to (1_n)-th object detection information, corresponding to the target object, and (iii) instructing the target object merging network to generate first merged object proposals by merging the (1_1)-st object proposals to the (1_n)-th object proposals, and generate first merged object detection information by merging the (1_1)-st object detection information to the (1_n)-th object detection information, and instructing an FC loss layer to calculate one or more first FC losses by referring to the first merged object detection information and its corresponding GT, to thereby learn at least part of parameters of the FC layer and the convolutional layers by backpropagating the first FC losses; and
(b) the learning device (i) instructing the target object estimating network to search for (k?1)-th target regions, where the target object is estimated as located, on the (k?1)-th frame by referring to {(k?1)_1}-st object proposals to {(k?1)_n}-th object proposals on a (k?1)-th integrated training image, and instructing the target region estimating network to search for k-th estimated target regions, corresponding to one or more regions, where the (k?1)-th target regions are estimated as located, on a k-th frame, (ii) instructing the image-manipulating network to generate a (k_1)-st manipulated image to a (k_n)-th manipulated image corresponding to the k-th estimated target regions, on each of a (k_1)-st image to a (k_n)-th image included in a k-th image pyramid corresponding to the k-th frame, and generate a k-th integrated training image by concatenating the (k_1)-st manipulated image to the (k_n)-th manipulated image, (iii) instructing the convolutional layers to apply the convolution operations to the k-th integrated training image, to thereby generate a k-th feature map, instructing the RPN to generate (k_1)-st object proposals to (k_n)-th object proposals, corresponding to the target object located on each of the (k_1)-st manipulated image to the (k_n)-th manipulated image in the k-th integrated training image by using the k-th feature map, instructing the pooling layer to generate a k-th pooled feature map by applying the pooling operations to one or more regions, corresponding to the (k_1)-st object proposals to the (k_n)-th object proposals, on the k-th feature map, and instructing the FC layer to apply the fully connected operation to the k-th pooled feature map, to thereby generate (k_1)-st object detection information to (k_n)-th object detection information, corresponding to the target object, and (iv) instructing the target object merging network to generate k-th merged object proposals by merging the (k_1)-st object proposals to the (k_n)-th object proposals, and generate k-th merged object detection information by merging the (k_1)-st object detection information to the (k_n)-th object detection information, and instructing the FC loss layer to calculate one or more k-th FC losses by referring to the k-th merged object detection information and its corresponding GT, to thereby learn at least part of parameters of the FC layer and the convolutional layers by backpropagating the k-th FC losses, by increasing k from 2 to n.

US Pat. No. 10,430,689

TRAINING A CLASSIFIER ALGORITHM USED FOR AUTOMATICALLY GENERATING TAGS TO BE APPLIED TO IMAGES

Adobe Inc., San Jose, CA...

1. A method for training a classifier algorithm used for automatically generating tags to be applied to a received image, the method comprising:grouping, by a processor, first training images together based on the first training images having tags with similar rates of occurrence within a set of tagged training images that includes the first training images and second training images;
training, by the processor, a classifier algorithm to identify, based on the first training images being grouped together, the first training images as semantically similar to one another and semantically different from the second training images;
executing the trained classifier algorithm to determine that an input image is semantically similar to an example tagged image; and
generating a tag for the input image using tag content from the example tagged image based on determining that the input image is semantically similar to the example tagged image.

US Pat. No. 10,430,684

SIGNAL PROCESSOR AND SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A signal processor comprising:an acquisition unit configured to acquire input pixel signals I(x) corresponding to two-dimensionally arranged pixels (x), respectively; and
a processing unit configured to apply a predetermined stochastic resonance process to each of the input pixel signals I(x) acquired by the acquisition unit,
wherein the predetermined stochastic resonance process includes addition of noise obtained by multiplying generated random number by K to the input pixel signal I(x), a binarization process of comparing the result of the addition of the noise to the input pixel signal I(x) with a threshold T2 and a threshold T1 (where T2>T1), and a process of calculating a probability related to the result of the binarization process,
the binarization process includes:
a first nonlinear process of outputting “0” in a case where the input pixel signal I(x) after the addition of the noise is less than the threshold T1, “1” in a case where the input pixel signal I(x) after the addition of the noise is greater than the threshold T2, and “P” in a case where the input pixel signal I(x) after the addition of the noise is greater than or equal to the threshold T1 and less than or equal to the second threshold T2; and
a second nonlinear process of determining whether to output “1” or “0” for a processing target pixel, in which the result of the first nonlinear process is “P,” based on input pixel signals of pixels around the processing target pixel, the second nonlinear process being subsequent to the first nonlinear process, and
the process of calculating a probability is a process of calculating a probability J(x) that the result of the first nonlinear process is “1,” or the result of the first nonlinear process is “P” and the result of the second nonlinear process is “1” in the binarization process.

US Pat. No. 10,430,658

AUGMENTED REALITY SYSTEM AND KIT

1. A method of participating in an augmented reality experience, the method comprising the steps of:(a) obtaining a kit that includes a printed media member and at least a first instrument, wherein the kit has a theme, wherein the first instrument is associated with the theme, and wherein the printed media member includes at least a first image target that includes first linked augmented reality content,
(b) obtaining a mobile device that includes software running thereon that is in communication with a target database, wherein the first linked augmented reality content is associated with the software, wherein the first linked augmented reality content includes audio instructions that instruct the user how to utilize the first instrument, and wherein the first linked augmented reality content includes video instructions that instruct the user how to utilize the first instrument, wherein the mobile device includes a camera that has a camera lens,
(c) orienting the mobile device such that the camera lens is directed toward the printed media member, wherein the first image target is recognized by the software and the first linked augmented reality content is displayed on the mobile device, and
(d) viewing the first linked augmented reality content on a screen of the mobile device, such that the video instructions instruct the user how to utilize the first instrument and the audio instructions instruct the user how to utilize the first instrument.

US Pat. No. 10,430,641

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR OBJECT TRACKING USING BOUNDING BOXES

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. An object tracking system, comprising:a data receiving module configured to, by a processor, receive three dimensional imaging data and two dimensional imaging data;
a three dimensional object identification module configured to, by a processor, identify a first bounding box that demarcates at least one three dimensional object within the three dimensional imaging data and to output three-dimensional object data;
a two dimensional object identification module configured to, by a processor, identify a second bounding box that demarcates at least one two dimensional object within the two dimensional imaging data and to output two-dimensional object data;
an adjustment module configured to, by a processor, perform bounding box regression based on the two dimensional object data to adjust a size and a dimension of the first bounding box and the second bounding box and to output adjusted three dimensional object data;
a tracking module configured to, by a processor, track at least one object using the adjusted three dimensional object data.

US Pat. No. 10,430,633

PIXEL ARCHITECTURE AND DRIVING SCHEME FOR BIOMETRIC SENSING

SYNAPTICS INCORPORATED, ...

1. A processing system for a fingerprint sensor, the processing system comprising:a controller circuit configured to:
charge a first sensor electrode of a plurality of sensor electrodes to a first voltage, wherein the plurality of sensor electrodes are disposed in an array;
charge a second sensor electrode to a second voltage different from the first voltage, wherein the first and second voltages are assigned to the first and second sensor electrodes according to a code, and wherein the first sensor electrode and the second sensor electrode are disposed in a same column in the array;
after charging the first and second sensor electrodes, couple the first and second sensor electrodes simultaneously to a same analog front end (AFE) to sense a combined charge on the first and second sensor electrodes; and
determine a fingerprint based at least in part on the sensed combined charge on the first and second sensor electrodes.

US Pat. No. 10,430,631

MUT FINGERPRINT ID SYSTEM

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A MEMS ultrasound fingerprint ID system configured to detect both epidermis and dermis fingerprint patterns in three dimensions, the system comprising:a) a micromachined ultrasonic transducer (MUT) transmitter-receiver array comprising MUTs that apply an acoustic signal to a finger;
b) a coupling material disposed on the MUT transmitter-receiver array;
c) a voltage driver that applies a voltage to the array;
d) circuitry connected to the array; and
e) a data processor that receives and processes a signal from the array to produce an image of a fingerprint,
wherein the system is configured to drive MUTs in the MUT transmitter-receiver array in groups and scan the acoustic signal by switching excitation of the MUTs from group to group in sequence, and
wherein a focus diameter of the acoustic signal is determined by a pitch between the MUTs in the group and a frequency of the MUTs in the group.

US Pat. No. 10,430,629

NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM STORING INFORMATION PROCESSING PROGRAM AND INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE

KABUSHIKI KAISHA DDS, Na...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium storing computer-readable instructions that are executed by a processor provided in an information processing device comprising a storage portion, the computer-readable instructions, when executed, instructing the processor to perform processes comprising:an image acquisition step of acquiring an image;
a base point determination step of determining a base point from the image acquired by the image acquisition step;
a sample information acquisition step of acquiring sample information that is information indicating a change in color information of a surrounding area of the base point determined by the base point determination step, the sample information acquisition step including
acquiring a sample for each of a plurality of second reference points whose positions are different from each other, the sample being information that associates color information corresponding to the second reference points, which are points on a circumference of a circle whose center is a first reference point and whose radius is a second predetermined value, with position information that is information corresponding to the positions on the image of the second reference points, the first reference point being a point in the image whose distance from the base point is a first predetermined value, and
acquiring, as the sample information, information that associates the acquired plurality of samples with center information that is information corresponding to a position on the image of the first reference point;
a frequency information acquisition step of acquiring frequency information that is generated on the basis of the sample information for each of a plurality of the first reference points acquired by the sample information acquisition step, the frequency information acquisition step including
calculating a frequency component of a change in the color information with respect to the position information, for each of the plurality of first reference points, and
acquiring the frequency information that is information that associates the calculated frequency component with the center information; and
a storage control step of causing the storage portion to store the frequency information acquired by the frequency information acquisition step, as collation information used for collation of biometric information.

US Pat. No. 10,430,626

CARRIER FOR THE EXAMINATION OF WORKPIECES BY COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY

CARL ZEISS 3D AUTOMATION ...

1. An examination method comprising:scanning, by a computed tomography scanner, a workpiece carrier and a workpiece arranged on the workpiece carrier together by computed tomography (CT) to produce a CT scan, wherein the workpiece is assigned an identification code and the workpiece carrier is coded, by a pattern made from a plurality of separate regions of different densities, with at least one character of the identification code;
identifying in the CT scan, by an evaluation unit, the regions or a part of the regions;
identifying, by the evaluation unit, the respective densities of the identified regions or part of the regions based on the CT scan;
orienting, by the evaluation unit, the scan based on a location of a straight line through two of the identified regions;
determining, by the evaluation unit and based on a pattern of the identified densities, the at least one character; and
processing, by the evaluation unit, the oriented scan based on the determined at least one character.

US Pat. No. 10,430,618

VANISHABLE LOGIC TO ENHANCE CIRCUIT SECURITY

GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY, ...

1. A method comprising:receiving design specifications for fabricating a circuit comprising a plurality of functional units, wherein the design specifications comprise a security constraint;
determining, based on the security constraint, a first functional unit of the plurality of functional units, wherein the first functional unit comprises a feature relevant to the security constraint;
selecting a first reconfigurable circuit element for implementing the first functional unit, wherein the first reconfigurable circuit element comprises:
a selection tree, wherein the selection tree comprises one or more complementary metal oxide-semiconductor cells;
a sense amplifier, wherein the sense amplifier comprises one or more complementary metal oxide-semiconductor cells;
one or more non-volatile memory cells, wherein the one or more non-volatile memory cells comprise one or more magnetic tunneling junction cells, wherein the one or more magnetic tunneling junction cells comprise two ferromagnetic layers separated by an insulator and magnetized in parallel or anti-parallel, wherein the magnetic tunneling junction cells are changed by a torque of spin-polarized current; and
one or more reconfigurable interconnects, wherein the reconfigurable interconnects comprise one or more magnetic tunneling junction cells, wherein the magnetic tunneling junction cells each comprise two ferromagnetic layers separated by an insulator and magnetized in parallel or anti-parallel, wherein the magnetic tunneling junction cells are changed by a torque of spin-polarized current, wherein the selection tree, the sense amplifier, the non-volatile memory cells, and the reconfigurable interconnects are electrically coupled, wherein the reconfigurable circuit element is reconfigurable at a gate-level;
determining placement of the first reconfigurable circuit element within a layout of the circuit; and
providing, for fabrication of the circuit, data representing the layout.

US Pat. No. 10,430,611

TECHNIQUES AND ARCHITECTURES FOR SELECTIVE OBFUSCATION OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION (PII) IN ENVIRONMENTS CAPABLE OF REPLICATING DATA

salesforce.com, inc., Sa...

1. A system comprising:a plurality of hardware computing systems each having one or more processors and at least one memory component coupled with the one or more processors, the plurality of hardware computing systems to provide one or more instances of a computing environment, wherein an instance is a self-contained architecture to provide at least one database with corresponding search and file system;
the plurality of hardware computing systems to organize user information from the one or more instances of the computing environment as zones, wherein a zone is based on one or more characteristics of corresponding user information that are different than the instance to which the user information belongs; and
the plurality of hardware computing systems to selectively obfuscate user information prior to transmitting blocks of data including the obfuscated user information from a source zone to a destination zone, wherein the selective obfuscation is based on zone information for the source zone and the destination zone.

US Pat. No. 10,430,570

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IDENTITY AND REPUTATION SCORE BASED ON TRANSACTION HISTORY

DocuSign, Inc., San Fran...

1. A method to facilitate a digital transaction, comprising:accessing, by a computing system operating an electronic signature service, activity information including actions of a user in conducting one or more previous electronic signature transactions using the electronic signature service;
determining a trust score for the user based on the activity information detailing actions from the previous electronic signature transactions including at least one of a type of signature used by the user, a number of documents signed by the user, and a frequency of signing operations conducted by the user;
generating for display, on a display device coupled to the computing system, the trust score in association with a new electronic signature transaction that is associated with the user via the electronic signature service; and
invoking, via the electronic signature service, a security related operation in association with the new electronic signature transaction based on the trust score.

US Pat. No. 10,430,563

BLOCKCHAIN ENHANCED ENTITLEMENT CONTROL

ACCENTURE GLOBAL SOLUTION...

1. A computer implemented method using at least one hardware processor comprising:communicating display interface instructions configured to cause a terminal to display, on a display interface of the terminal, license parameters indicative of permitted access of a licensed component;
receiving a request to create a license smart contract, the request including at least one of the license parameters selected on the display interface;
combining template logic with the at least one of the license parameters to generate a license smart contract comprising license logic, the license logic comprising an instruction to determine when access to the licensed component is permitted;
appending, to a blockchain, a datablock comprising the license logic;
receiving usage information indicative of usage of the licensed component;
accessing, from the blockchain, the license logic in response to receipt of the usage information; and
controlling, by the hardware processor, based the usage information and on execution of the license logic, access to the licensed component.

US Pat. No. 10,430,561

FILE ORIGIN DETERMINATION

International Business Ma...

1. A file validation method comprising:retrieving, by a computer processor of a computing system, via a fetch component external to said computing system, from an authoritative source system, an artifact file;
generating, by said computer processor, metadata describing identification information identifying a requesting user of said artifact file, wherein said metadata comprises attributes including an IP address for said computing system and an identifier for a network receiving said artifact file;
generating, by said processor, a log indicating that encrypted metadata has been successfully generated from said metadata;
generating, by said computer processor, a modified artifact file comprising said encrypted metadata combined with said artifact file and said log;
validating, by said processor, that said modified artifact file is in compliance with a licensing agreement for execution of said artifact file resulting in the generation of a portable binary for execution;
generating, by said computer processor, an encryption key comprising a first portion and a second portion;
storing, by said computer processor, said first portion of said key within a central key store database; and
generating, by said computer processor, an encrypted package comprising said modified artifact file and said second portion of said key.

US Pat. No. 10,430,556

LOCATION TRIGGERING FOR PRESCRIPTION READY NOTIFICATIONS

WALGREEN CO., Deerfield,...

1. A method for providing a prescription pickup location for a prescription order, comprising:receiving, by a mobile communication device at a pharmacy, one or more transmitted beacon parameters that are transmitted from a beacon communication device that is positioned at a predetermined pharmacy location at the pharmacy, the beacon parameters including a calibrated receive power value;
detecting, by the mobile communication device, a proximity of the mobile communication device to the predetermined pharmacy location when the mobile communication device is within a threshold distance of the beacon communication device based upon an analysis of the one or more transmitted beacon parameters;
in response to detecting the proximity of the mobile communication device to the predetermined pharmacy location, triggering an execution of an application installed on the mobile communication device to cause the mobile communication device to transmit (i) prescription customer identification information and (ii) the proximity to a server at the pharmacy;
when the server determines (i) that the mobile communication device is positioned at the predetermined pharmacy location based upon the proximity, (ii) that the prescription is available for the prescription customer at the pharmacy based upon a correlation of the prescription customer identification information to stored prescription information, and (iii) a prescription pickup location from among several possible prescription pickup locations based upon an application of one or more rules that utilize information associated with the prescription order and the prescription customer, receiving, in the mobile communication device, a notification that a prescription is available for the prescription customer at the determined prescription pickup location; and
in response to receiving the notification, displaying, on the mobile communication device, (i) an indication that the prescription is available for the prescription customer at the pharmacy, and (ii) the prescription pickup location.

US Pat. No. 10,430,555

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING AND COMMUNICATING INFORMATION TO A PHARMACY INDICATING PATIENT ELIGIBILITY FOR AN INTERVENTION SERVICE

MCKESSON CORPORATION, Sa...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:receiving, by one or more service provider computers comprising a switch or a router and associated with a service provider, a first prescription claim transaction for a prescribed product prescribed to a patient and to be filled by a pharmacy, the first prescription claim transaction comprising a prescription number, a product identifier for the prescribed product, a patient identifier for the patient prescribed the prescribed product, a pharmacy identifier, and a claims processor identifier;
determining, by the one or more service provider computers and based at least on the patient identifier in the first prescription claim transaction, at least one intervention service is available for the patient;
determining, by the one or more service provider computers and after receipt of the first prescription claim transaction, if an available intervention service notification associated with the at least one available intervention service was previously transmitted to a pharmacy computer for the patient at a time prior to receiving the first prescription claim transaction, wherein determining if an available intervention service notification was previously transmitted comprises parsing intervention notification files stored in a database to determine if the patient identifier matches a patient identifier in the intervention notification files, and in response to the patient identifier matching a patient identifier in the intervention notification files, determine if the intervention notification files include a file having the matching patient identifier corresponding to the available intervention service;
generating, by the one or more service provider computers and based on a determination that the available intervention service notification has not been previously transmitted, a rejection response for the prescription claim transaction;
transmitting, by the one or more service provider computers to the pharmacy computer, the rejection response, the response comprising the available intervention service notification, wherein the one or more service provider computers comprises one or more memory devices configured to store data files that include a routing table to identify a destination of communications and a network interface to facilitate connection of the one or more service provider computers with one or more networks;
generating, by the one or more service provider computers, a patient intervention service form corresponding to the at least one available intervention service for the patient, wherein generation of the patient intervention service form comprises:
retrieving, from a storage database, a patient intervention service template comprising standardized information to be applied to each of a plurality of intervention types; and
populating, by the one or more service provider computers, the patient intervention service template based on an intervention type associated with the available intervention service and with patient information included in the first prescription claim transaction, the populated information comprising at least the prescription number, the patient name, and the pharmacy identifier, wherein the generated patient intervention service form comprises at least one element requiring patient input for completion;
transmitting, by the one or more service provider computers and separate from the rejection response, the patient intervention service form corresponding to the at least one available intervention service for the patient to the pharmacy computer to facilitate provision of an indication of availability of the patient intervention form to a pharmacist in response to receiving a request for the prescription from the patient or an associated patient caregiver in order to permit completion of the patient intervention service form by the pharmacist; and
receiving, by the one or more service provider computers from the pharmacy computer, a completed patient intervention service form corresponding to the transmitted patient intervention service form, wherein the completed patient intervention service form comprises at least one element completed with patient input.

US Pat. No. 10,430,553

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PERSONALIZED CARE MANAGEMENT

1. A communication system for personalized care management comprising;a plurality of user devices corresponding to a plurality of users, wherein each user of the plurality of users have a specific assigned role, wherein each user device of the plurality of user devices present an interactive user interface to its corresponding user;
a central controller connected to the plurality of user devices through a network, wherein the central controller comprises a processing module to;
receive log in credentials of the user, through the user interface,
cross check, the credentials of the user, on a database,
retrieve a specific role assigned to the user, and
provide an information read/write layout, subsequent to login, based on the specific assigned role of the user, and
a notification distribution module adapted to generate;
a first notification addressed to the plurality of users when the user interacts with the user interface, the plurality of users having one of more groups of users, wherein one group of the users is different from the other group of the users;
a second notification in case actionable item is not attended within a certain time limit based on the first notification by the plurality of users, wherein the second notification is assignment to the next user within the same or different group of user;
wherein the notification distribution module distributes the generated first and second notifications to the plurality of users in different formats based on the profile of the plurality of users, the registered user device(s), or location of the user determined using location services from the user device,
wherein the format of second notification is not changed when the second notification is assignment to the next user within the same group of users, and
wherein the format of second notification is changed when the second notification is assignment to the next user of different group of users, other than the group of users the second notification was assigned earlier, and
wherein the next user to whom the second notification is assigned is always above in hierarchy in the same of different group of users.

US Pat. No. 10,430,542

SYSTEM, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR INTEGRATED COMPUTATIONAL ELEMENT DESIGN OPTIMIZATION AND PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method to design an integrated computation element (“ICE”) structure, the method comprising:defining at least one characteristic of a proposed ICE structure comprising a plurality of ICE layers;
selecting an ICE structure as defined by the at least one characteristic;
utilizing a genetic algorithm to optimize a thickness of the plurality of ICE layers, thereby calculating one or more optimized designs; and
outputting the one or more optimized designs.

US Pat. No. 10,430,538

TEST CAPABILITY-BASED PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD ASSEMBLY DESIGN

Mentor Graphics Corporati...

1. A method comprising:identifying, by a schematic capture tool implemented with a computing system, parts representing electronic components available for use in a printed circuit board assembly;
selecting, by the schematic capture tool, a subset of the parts representing the electronic components based, at least in part, on physical test capabilities of a manufacturer for the printed circuit board assembly; and
generating, by the schematic capture tool, a logical design for the printed circuit board assembly, wherein the logical design includes a netlist and a parts list having one or more of the parts from the selected subset of the parts, and wherein the printed circuit board assembly, when manufactured based on the logical design, includes one or more electronic components corresponding to the selected subset of the parts in the logical design.

US Pat. No. 10,430,534

RESISTANCE-BASED MEMORY COMPILER

NUMEM INC., Sunnyvale, C...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing instructions that, when executed by one or more processors of a computer system, cause the computer system to generate, based on user input, one or more netlist files for configuring a memory array by performing a number of operations comprising:providing a memory block including a controller, a number of reference voltage generators, a number of sense amplifiers, and a number of memory columns each including a plurality of resistance-based memory (RBM) cells;
selecting the number of reference voltage generators to include in the memory block based on the user input;
selecting the number of sense amplifiers to include in the memory block based on the user input; and
determining how many of the sense amplifiers are to be coupled to each of the reference voltage generators based on the user input.

US Pat. No. 10,430,523

TERMINAL AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME

Hyperconnect, Inc., Seou...

1. A method of a video call between a first user and a second user, the method comprising:initiating the video call between a first terminal associated with the first user and a second terminal associated with the second user;
determining languages of the first user and the second user who participate in the video call;
in case the first user's language is a first language and the second user's language is a second language different from the first language, referring to a greeting conversion table and retrieving a transliteration of a greeting of the second language in the first language;
displaying, on the first terminal, a first set of characters of the first language representing the retrieved transliteration and a second set of characters of the first language representing an instruction to vocally read the transliteration; and
transmitting, to the second terminal, a video stream featuring the first user such that, if the first user vocally reads the transliteration following the instruction, the video stream features the first user's greeting to the second user in the second language.

US Pat. No. 10,430,522

DYNAMIC SUGGESTIONS FOR CONTENT TRANSLATION

Qordoba, Inc., San Franc...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at an adaptive translation engine, a content segment to be translated;
retrieving an original translation of the content segment;
modifying, by a processor, the original translation to form a set of translation options, each translation option of the set of translation options an alternate translation of the content segment based on the original translation;
assigning, to each translation option of the set of translation options, a weight, the assigned weight defining a percentage of a plurality of users the translation option will be displayed to;
for each user of the plurality of users:
selecting a translation option of the set of translation options based on the weight associated with the translation option; and
transmitting for display the selected translation option to the user, wherein each of the set of translation options is transmitted to a subset of the plurality of users based on the weight associated with that translation option;
receiving feedback data from the plurality of users, the feedback data indicating which translation option of the set of translation options was viewed; and
modifying the weight associated with one or more translation options of the set of translation options based on the received feedback data.

US Pat. No. 10,430,521

TRANSLATABLE TEXTS IN CLOUD APPLICATIONS

SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

1. A system comprising:a memory;
a semiconductor-based processor, the memory and the processor hosting a computer application in a platform-as-a-service configuration over a network, the computer application having a back end that includes a data layer and a logic layer, and having a front end that includes a presentation layer for display on a client device;
a translatable texts table disposed in the data layer, the translatable texts table containing translatable texts of the computer application, each record in the translatable texts table including a language attribute, a key attribute, and a value attribute, wherein database artifacts in the data layer and application logic in the logic layer have direct access to the translatable texts table disposed in the data layer;
a custom data object definitions table disposed in the data layer, the custom data object definitions table including definitions of one or more custom data objects of the computer application, wherein the translatable texts table further includes a custom text table configured to store translatable texts associated with the custom data objects of the computer application, each record in the custom text table including a custom data object identifier attribute, an origin attribute, a default text value attribute, and a custom text value attribute;
a text string translation service disposed in the logic layer, the text string translation service exposing the translatable texts table disposed in the data layer to the presentation layer of the computer application; and
an import/export service disposed in the logic layer, the import/export service configured to export a first custom data object that was custom-created in a first instance of the computer application to a second instance of the computer application by transferring the custom data object definitions of the first custom data object and all respective translatable texts associated with the first custom data object, each respective translatable text comprising a record in the translatable texts table, the import/export service further configured to replicate the first custom data object in the second instance of the computer application.

US Pat. No. 10,430,516

AUTOMATICALLY DISPLAYING SUGGESTIONS FOR ENTRY

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A computer-implemented method for automatically displaying suggestions for data entry through user interaction, the method comprising:receiving a selection of a content entry area shown on a display of a portion of a document, wherein the document comprises a hidden section and a non-hidden section, and wherein the display of the portion of the document comprises at least a part of the non-hidden section;
determining at least one suggestion for completing data entry, wherein the at least one suggestion for data input is based on the selected content entry area and at least the hidden section of the document, and wherein determining the at least one suggestion comprises:
receiving, by a mobile computing device, the at least one suggestion from a server;
caching the at least one suggestion in a local memory location; and
determining to display the at least one suggestion;
displaying the at least one suggestion in proximity to the content entry area;
receiving an additional input to the content entry area;
determining additional suggestions to display based on the received additional input, wherein determining the additional suggestions comprise:
accessing the at least one suggestion in the local memory location; and
determining the additional suggestions using the at least one suggestion in the local memory location, wherein the additional suggestions are related to the at least one suggestion, and wherein the additional suggestions comprise the hidden section of the document; and
displaying the additional suggestions in proximity to the content entry area.

US Pat. No. 10,430,504

PRESENTING DOCUMENT VERSIONS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A method, comprising:accessing a document management system, via a network, using a computing device, the document management system including a plurality of documents organized in a directory;
receiving a first input via the computing device indicating a first selection of a document of the plurality of documents;
displaying a preview of the document on a display of the computing device in response to the first input;
receiving a second input indicating a request to display visual identifiers for a first version of the document and a second version of the document stored in the document management system;
requesting, from the document management system and via the network, information for the first version of the document and the second version of the document;
receiving the information from the document management system, via the network;
determining a sequence for collaborative changes made to the first version of the document and the second version of the document based on the information received from the document management system;
generating a first visual identifier for the first version of the document and a second visual identifier for the second version of the document using the information, wherein:
the first visual identifier comprises a first image of at least a portion of the first version of the document and the second visual identifier comprises a second image of at least a portion of the second version of the document; and
the first image illustrating first indicia of first revisions made to the first version of the document, and the second image illustrating second indicia of second revisions made to the second version of the document;
displaying one or more controls on the display, a first control of the one or more controls being operable to receive a third input associated with a plurality of display layouts, wherein:
a first display layout of the plurality of display layouts specifies a first arrangement according to which the first visual identifier and the second visual identifier are to be presented on the display based at least in part on the sequence; and
a second display layout of the plurality of display layouts specifies a second arrangement according to which the first visual identifier and the second visual identifier are to be presented on the display based at least in part on the sequence;
receiving a third input via the first control, the third input indicating a second selection of the second display layout; and
displaying the first visual identifier and the second visual identifier on the display, according to the sequence and the second display layout, such that the first indicia of the first revisions made to the first version are displayed at least partly at a same time as the second indicia of the second revisions made to the second version.