US Pat. No. 10,431,996

SMART BATTERY, ELECTRIC ENERGY ALLOCATION BUS SYSTEM, BATTERY CHARGING AND DISCHARGING METHOD AND ELECTRIC ENERGY ALLOCATION METHOD

BEIJING SAMEVOLT CO., LTD...

1. A smart battery used independently, or in series group, comprising:a control unit comprising:
(1) a main control module for coordinating cooperative work of various modules of the smart battery, coordinating work of all modules of other smart batteries in a same group and connected power generation devices/electrical loads through a communication interface, communicating with a superior control system of a battery pack, reporting data of the battery pack, and receiving and executing commands of the superior control system of the battery pack;
(2) a charging module for executing a charging command issued directly by the main control module, charging the smart battery according to supplied charging parameters, and adjusting the supplied charging parameters in real time according to received latest charging parameters;
(3) an electric quantity transfer module for externally supplying power by using electric energy of the smart battery under control of the main control module; and
(4) a communication module for transmitting data between smart batteries of the same group, between the battery pack and the superior control system of the battery pack and between a power generation devices or electrical loads accessed to communication buses and the smart battery;
a battery body portion;
a connecting wire;
a sensor; and
a shell,
wherein the control unit is configured to control coordinately, acquire information, analyze statistic, control actively and give external feedback;
when controlling coordinately, the control unit coordinates and controls cooperative work of other smart batteries in a battery pack and power generation devices or electrical loads accessed to a same electric energy allocation bus through a communication interface, including: keeping clocks of all smart batteries synchronous and keeping synchronous with a clock of a superior control system of the battery pack, coordinating and determining a control unit of a certain smart battery in the battery pack, coordinating data collection and transmission of other smart batteries, coordinating calibration of data collection precision of all the batteries in the battery pack, controlling data collection types and frequencies of all batteries, upgrading programs of the control unit, and performing self-tests of the control unit of each battery;
when acquiring information, the control unit is further configured to: acquire information of the battery, including voltage, current, internal resistance, temperature, environmental temperature, motion states, vibration and acceleration data through a data collection function of the control unit, acquire above information of each of other smart batteries in the same group and clock/self-test/calibration information through a communication function of the control unit, acquire voltage/current data on the electric energy allocation bus, acquire external interaction commands and environmental temperature information through the communication function of the control unit, and add time stamps on all above information and store the information;
when analyzing the statistic, the control unit is configured to count, analyze and compute the number of charging and discharging cycles of each battery in the battery pack, charging and discharging depth, remaining electric quantity and deterioration degree according to the acquired information, compute charging parameters suitable for each battery according to commands, compute power supply and electricity use information accessed to the electric energy allocation bus for switching different batteries and/or power generation devices and/or electrical loads to access to the electric energy allocation bus or disconnect from the electric energy allocation bus, and add time stamps on all above information and stores the information;
when control actively, the control unit is configured to perform electric quantity transfer among the batteries belonging to a same group to realize a reallocation of the remaining electric quantity among all the batteries, or to charge partial or all the batteries in the battery pack through the power supply devices accessed to the electric energy allocation bus, switch corresponding batteries and/or power generation devices and/or electrical loads to access to the electric energy allocation bus or disconnect from the electric energy allocation bus according to a statistic analysis result; the control unit is configured to adjust charging parameters dynamically based on a statistic analysis computation result and the external commands;
when giving external feedback, the control unit passively answers the external interaction commands or actively issues information to an outward;
the control unit adopts a full-time charging mode or a time-sharing charging mode; wherein the full-time charging mode is to complete charging by the control unit in an entire charging process, and the time-sharing charging mode is to complete the entire charging process; and
the smart battery comprises connecting wires, a positive leading wire and a negative leading wire of the battery body portion are respectively connected with a positive binding post and a negative binding post of the shell of the smart battery, and an overload protection apparatus and a current sensor are installed on a connecting circuit; a positive output end and a negative output end for charging function and an input end for electric quantity transfer function in the control unit are respectively connected with the positive leading wire and the negative leading wire of the battery body portion; and the current sensor is installed on the connecting circuit;
the main control module is directly connected to the charging module, the communication module and the electric quantity transfer module, respectively;
the charging module and the electric quantity transfer module are in parallel connections to both the electric energy allocation bus and the battery body portion; and
the main control module, the charging module, the communication module and the electric quantity transfer module are separate and distinct hardware components.

US Pat. No. 10,431,989

LOW VOLTAGE, LOW FREQUENCY, MULTI LEVEL POWER CONVERTER

JABIL INC., St. Petersbu...

1. A low voltage, low frequency multi-level power converter capable of power conversion, comprising:a low voltage, low frequency circuit, comprising:
a plurality of low voltage source inputs;
a plurality of phase-shifting inverters in series, each of the plurality of phase-shifting inverters being configured to:
receive at least one of the plurality of low voltage source inputs, and
generate at least one square wave output;
at least one series voltage regulator coupled in series to one or more of the plurality of phase-shifting inverters suitable to secondarily smooth the at least one square wave output; and
a semi-sine wave output derived from the generated at least one secondarily smoothed square wave output.

US Pat. No. 10,431,980

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INCREASED ENERGY HARVEST IN A MICROGRID

Enphase Energy, Inc., Pe...

1. A method for power converter current control, comprising:controlling an instantaneous current generated by a power converter that is part of an AC battery such that (i) the power converter appears, from the perspective of an AC line coupled to the power converter, as a virtual AC voltage source in series with a virtual impedance, wherein real and reactive phasor currents for the power converter are indirectly controlled by modifying amplitude and phase of a virtual AC voltage waveform that defines the virtual AC voltage source, and (ii) active power flow is prioritized while the AC battery is operating in a charge mode.

US Pat. No. 10,431,939

OVER-VOLTAGE PROTECTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A device, comprising:a Universal Serial Bus (USB) receptacle configured to receive a USB cable, the USB receptacle comprising a configuration control (CC) pin;
a first field effect transistor (FET) comprising a first source, a first drain, and a first gate, the first source coupled to the CC pin and the first drain coupled to ground;
a second FET comprising a second source, a second drain, and a second gate, the second gate coupled to the first gate and to the second drain at a communal node;
a first switch coupled to the second source and selectively coupling the second source to an internal voltage source (Vaa); and
a second switch coupled to the communal node and selectively coupling the communal node to an external voltage source (Vconn); and
wherein in a first mode of operation both the first switch and the second switch are open and the CC pin is clamped at a first Vgs above ground and wherein in a second mode of operation only one of the first switch and the second switch is open and the CC pin is clamped at a corresponding first voltage or second voltage.

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. 10,431,837

MEMBRANE ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY

SGL CARBON SE, Wiesbaden...

1. Membrane electrode assembly for polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells, comprising:a proton exchange membrane, two catalyst layers including an anode catalyst layer and a cathode catalyst layer, and two gas diffusion layers (GDL), wherein an anodic GDL is based on a carbon fibre structure and has a microporous layer (MPL), comprising graphite, carbon nanotubes or carbon nanofibres, and polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), and in which a cathodic GDL is based on a carbon fibre structure and has a microporous layer based on carbon black, carbon nanotubes and/or carbon nanofibres, and PTFE,
wherein the porosity of the anodic carbon fibre structure is 84% and/or less, and the density thereof is at least 0.25 g/cm3, and
wherein the porosity of the carbon fibre structure of the cathodic GDL is 85% or more and the density thereof is at most 0.2 g/cm3.

US Pat. No. 10,431,637

TOUCH DISPLAY PANEL AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

SHANGHAI TIANMA AM-OLED C...

1. A touch display panel, comprising:a substrate;
a first retaining wall, located on the substrate, wherein the substrate is divided into a first region and a second region by the first retaining wall, the first region is surrounded by the first retaining wall, the first region and the second region are communicated through a first opening or a first notch of the first retaining wall;
an organic light emitting structure located in the first region;
a thin film encapsulation layer disposed on the organic light-emitting structure and the first retaining wall, wherein the thin film encapsulation layer has a slope part extending from the first region into the second region through the first opening or the first notch, a thickness of the slope part is gradually reduced in an extending direction of the slope part;
a plurality of touch electrodes disposed on the thin film encapsulation layer in the first region;
a first auxiliary retaining wall and a second auxiliary retaining wall in the second region, wherein the first auxiliary retaining wall is connected to the first auxiliary retaining wall at a first end of the first opening or the first notch, and the second auxiliary retaining wall is connected to the first auxiliary retaining wall at a second end of the first opening or the first notch, the first auxiliary retaining wall and the second auxiliary retaining wall are perpendicular to the first retaining wall;
a plurality of pads disposed on the substrate in the second region; and
a plurality of touch lines connecting the plurality of touch electrodes to the plurality of pads, wherein the plurality of touch lines are located on a top surface of the slope part;
wherein the extending direction of the slope part is parallel to the first auxiliary retaining wall and the second auxiliary retaining wall, and the slope part is between the first auxiliary retaining wall and the second auxiliary retaining wall.

US Pat. No. 10,431,609

ARRAY SUBSTRATE, DISPLAY PANEL WITH FRIT AT CUTTING EDGE FOR NARROW BEZEL

SHANGHAI TIANMA AM-OLED C...

1. An array substrate, comprising:a display region; and
an encapsulation region divided into a first region away from the display region and a second region adjacent to the display region,
wherein:
the encapsulation region includes a metal layer configured only in the second region, a frit solution layer configured in both the first region and the second region, and a cutting edge configured in the first region, the cutting edge disposed along a part of the frit solution layer in the first region and having a distance from a border line of the first region away from the second region; and
the array substrate is cut along the cutting edge.

US Pat. No. 10,431,472

GAS COMPOSITION FOR DRY ETCHING AND DRY ETCHING METHOD

KANTO DENKA KOGYO CO., LT...

1. A dry etching method comprising a selective etching step wherein a multilayer structure including(a1) a carbon-containing silicon-based film, (a2) a crystalline silicon film, (a3) an amorphous silicon film, (a4) a polycrystalline silicon film (polysilicon film), (a5) a silicon oxynitride film, or (a6) an amorphous carbon film, and
(b1) a silicon oxide film or (b2) a silicon nitride filmis subjected to plasma etching by using a gas composition for dry etching comprising a hydrofluorocarbon gas that has an unsaturated bond in its molecule and is represented by CxHyFz, wherein x is an integer of from 3 to 5, and relationships y+z?2x and y?z are satisfied, and thus selectively etching the silicon oxide film (b1) or the silicon nitride film (b2).

US Pat. No. 10,431,444

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATED ANALYSIS OF OUTPUT IN SINGLE PARTICLE INDUCTIVELY COUPLED PLASMA MASS SPECTROMETRY AND SIMILAR DATA SETS

PerkinElmer Health Scienc...

1. A method for automated analysis of spectrometry data the method comprising:(a) accessing, by a processor of a computing device, a sequence of pulse count values acquired by a spectrometer to produce, for each of at least one given peak corresponding to particles comprising an analyte and being present in a sample, pulse count values being greater than a threshold background intensity value;
(b) determining, by the processor, from a first array of the pulse count values, a threshold for identifying pulse count values as corresponding to a peak signal, and adjusting the threshold based on remaining pulse count values following each of a series of iterations, with a given subsequent iteration including pulse count values not identified as corresponding to a peak in a preceding iteration, wherein a final background threshold is determined upon convergence of the threshold within acceptable tolerance;
(c) building, by the processor, from the first array of the pulse count values, a smoothed data array comprising smoothed values and identifying, as identified peaks, a subset of the smoothed values that are larger than both subsequent and preceding smoothed values of the smoothed data array and also larger than the final background threshold; and
(d) automatically determining, by the processor, based on the identified peaks, at least one of:
(A) a particle mass distribution and/or particle size distribution for the particles in the sample; and
(B) statistical data for the particles in the sample.

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. 10,431,353

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. 10,431,340

SYSTEMS FOR PREDICTING HYPOGLYCEMIA AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

Eco-Fusion, Ramat Gan (I...

1. A system, comprising:at least one user-wearable device, wherein the at least one user-wearable device is in contact with a skin of a user when the user wears the at least one user-wearable device, and wherein the at least one user-wearable device comprises at least one sensor configured to acquire physiological measurements for at least one hypoglycemia-related physiological characteristic of the user that is correlated with at least one of a blood insulin excess or a hypoglycemic blood glucose level;
wherein the at least one hypoglycemia-related physiological characteristic is chosen from beat-to-beat heart rate, heart rate variability, oxygen saturation, galvanic skin response, and any combination thereof;
a non-transient computer readable medium having hypoglycemia-predictive software;
at least one processor configured to execute the hypoglycemia-predictive software;
wherein, upon execution of the hypoglycemia-predictive software, the at least one processor is at least configured to:
receive, in real-time, user-specific data from a user, wherein the user-specific data comprises: food intake of the user, glucose readings of the user, medication intake by the user, user behavior data and at least one insulin dose taken by the user;
receive, in real-time, from the at least one user-wearable device, user-specific hypoglycemia-related physiological data, comprising at least one particular physiological measurement of the at least one hypoglycemia-related physiological characteristic of the user;
determine, in real-time, a hypoglycemic event of the user, based on the at least one particular physiological measurement of the at least one hypoglycemia-related physiological characteristic of the user and at least one chosen from:
1) a predicted user-specific value of the at least one hypoglycemia-related physiological characteristic, determined based on the user-specific data, and
2) an expected population-based value of the at least one hypoglycemia-related physiological characteristic, determined based on a population of individuals identified based on the user-specific data;
generate, in real-time, in response to the determination of the hypoglycemic event of the user, at least one alert, instructing the user to consume glucose-rich intake; and
output, in real-time, the at least one alert to at least one of: the user, at least one family member, at least one medical practitioner, or any combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,431,339

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING RELEVANT PATIENT INFORMATION

EPIC Systems Corporation,...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium having stored thereon instructions executable by a processing system to cause the processing system to perform functions comprising:receiving data indicative of a patient identity of a patient and a current condition;
in response to receiving the data indicative of the patient identity and the current condition, transmitting a request for historical patient information, and wherein the historical patient information is received in response to the transmitted request;
dividing the historical patient information into a plurality of classifications, wherein at least one of the plurality of classifications is representative of a past diagnosis of the patient;
using a weighted graph unique to the patient to determine a weight between the past diagnosis and the current condition;
using the weight and an input value to determine a relevance score of the past diagnosis to the current condition;
determining a level of prominence with which to display the historical information based on the relevance score, wherein determining the level of prominence comprises comparing the relevance score to a plurality of thresholds, and wherein each threshold of the plurality of thresholds defines a different level of prominence for displaying the historical patient information; and
displaying the historical patient information on a graphical user interface in accordance with the determined level of prominence such that historical patient information satisfying a first threshold of the plurality of thresholds is displayed in a first manner and historical patient information satisfying a second threshold of the plurality of thresholds is displayed in a second manner.

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. 10,431,110

COMPUTERIZED SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENABLING A REAL-TIME SHARED WORKSPACE FOR COLLABORATION IN EXPLORING STEM SUBJECT MATTER

Fluidity Software, Inc., ...

1. A computerized system enabling teachers and students to collaborate in the solutions of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) problems, the system comprising:a communications network;
at least one teacher computer operable by a respective teacher;
at least one student computer operable by a respective student, the at least one student computer being operably connected to the at least one teacher computer via the communications network; and
at least one computer-readable storage medium operably connected to the communications network;
wherein each of the at least one teacher computer and the at least one student computer includes an input device and a touch sensitive screen for receiving handwritten math notation input via the input device;
wherein the at least one teacher computer and the at least one student computer are operably connected to the at least one computer-readable storage medium, the at least one computer-readable storage medium containing program instructions transforming each touch sensitive screen of the at least one teacher computer and the at least one student computer operably connected via the communications network into a virtual shared whiteboard defining a common work page upon which handwritten math notation input from each of the at least one teacher computer and the at least one student computer is received and displayed;
wherein the system reads and understands the handwritten math notation input;
wherein the system, when prompted in real-time by at least one of the respective teacher or the respective student, causes the system to spontaneously generate illustrations representing the respective teacher's or the respective student's handwritten math notation input;
wherein the system enables collaboration between the respective teacher and the respective student both inputting handwritten math notation to create a solution to the STEM problem by annotating each other's input including the illustrations spontaneously generated by at least one of the respective teacher or the respective student and displayed on the common work page; and
wherein the handwritten math notation inputs result in a collaborative solution to a STEM problem.

US Pat. No. 10,431,031

REMOTE ELECTRONIC PHYSICAL LAYER ACCESS CONTROL USING AN AUTOMATED INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A system comprising:a secured equipment cabinet, the secured equipment cabinet comprising:
a network device housed within the secured equipment cabinet;
a cabinet door secured by an electronic lock; and
an asset identifier (ID) tag associated with the electronic lock and comprising asset ID data;
a management system, comprising a work order application, communicatively coupled to the electronic lock, wherein the management system is configured to control the electronic lock;
at least one portable device, comprising a mobile application, in communication with the management system, the at least one portable device configured to execute the mobile application that displays information about an electronic work order, and wherein the management system is configured to control displaying of information about the electronic work order on the at least one portable device, the at least one portable device comprising:
a tag reader configured to read the asset ID data from the asset ID tag; and
a fingerprint reader configured to capture fingerprint ID data from a technician; and
wherein the management system controls the electronic lock based on the asset ID data and the fingerprint ID data.

US Pat. No. 10,431,029

ACCESS CONTROL SYSTEM

Deutsche Post AG, Bonn (...

1. An access control apparatus comprising at least one processor and at least one memory that includes program code, wherein the memory and the program code are configured to cause the access control apparatus with the at least one processor to perform and/or control:an obtaining of access authorization information communicated to the access control apparatus and comprising at least one or more access authorization parameters and first check information;
a first checking, using at least the communicated access authorization parameters, of the communicated first check information and a second key of a symmetrical or asymmetrical key pair, said second key being stored in the access control apparatus, as to whether the communicated first check information was generated by performing cryptographic operations on access authorization parameters corresponding to the communicated access authorization parameters using at least a first key of the key pair;
a deciding whether access is permitted to be granted, wherein necessary conditions for granting access are that the first checking yields a positive result and that it is determined that at least one predefined set of the communicated access authorization parameters, in view of respective pieces of reference information present in the access control apparatus at least at the time of the first checking, respectively authorize for access; and
wherein the memory and the program code are further configured to cause the access control apparatus with the at least one processor to perform and/or control action group A or action group B as defined below:
action group A:
an obtaining of information communicated to the access control apparatus and comprising at least one fourth key encrypted using at least the first key of the key pair and usable in an authentication of the access control apparatus vis-á-vis an access authorization proving apparatus that communicates the access authorization information to the access control apparatus, or in the check of the authenticity and/or integrity of information communicated to the access control apparatus; and
a decrypting of the encrypted fourth key using at least the second key of the key pair in order to obtain the fourth key;
action group B:
an obtaining of information communicated to the access control apparatus and comprising at least one combination—encrypted using at least the first key of the key pair—of a fourth key and an identifier for the access authorization information or for an access authorization proving apparatus that communicates the access authorization information to the access control apparatus, wherein the fourth key is usable in an authentication of the access control apparatus vis-á-vis an access authorization proving apparatus that communicates the access authorization information to the access control apparatus, or in the check of the authenticity and/or integrity of information communicated to the access control apparatus; and
a decrypting of the encrypted combination using at least the second key of the key pair in order to obtain the fourth key and the identifier, wherein the identifier further constitutes one of the communicated access authorization parameters, and wherein it is determined that the identifier contained in the communicated access authorization information authorizes for access if the identifier contained in the communicated access authorization information corresponds to the identifier obtained by decrypting the encrypted information or if the identifier contained in the communicated access authorization information corresponds to the identifier obtained by decrypting the encrypted information and the identifier is not contained in a rejection list stored in the access control apparatus.

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. 10,430,894

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. 10,430,848

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. 10,430,824

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. 10,430,776

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EXCEPTION HANDLING IN SELF-CHECKOUT AND AUTOMATED DATA CAPTURE SYSTEMS

DATALOGIC USA, INC., Eug...

1. An automated optical code reading and control system, comprisinga data reader having a read zone;
a conveyor system configured to transport one or more items through the read zone of the data reader, the data reader configured to read optical code data on the one or more items and to identify the one or more items during a reading process as the one or more items pass through the read zone;
a storage device in operable communication with the data reader, the storage device having stored therein a set of item data for each of the one or more items, the set of item data being retrievable from the storage device via the optical code data;
an exception identification system configured to detect an exception item from the one or more items that have been transported through the read zone, the exception item being a transported item that was not successfully identified by the data reader;
an imaging system configured to acquire an image of the exception item;
an exception handling system in operable communication with the exception identification system and the storage device, the exception handling system configured to query the storage device and retrieve one or more sets of item data for items determined by the exception handling system to be potential matches for the exception item;
a processor configured to receive the one or more sets of item data for the items determined to be potential matches for the exception item, and to generate one or more selectable icons for the items determined to be potential matches for the exception item; and
a display having a display screen, the display in operable communication with the processor and the imaging system, the display screen configured to: (a) present the image of the exception item, (b) present the one or more selectable icons generated by the processor, and (c) receive input from an operator for associating the image of the exception item with one of the one or more selectable icons to resolve the exception for the exception item with the item associated with the selection icon.

US Pat. No. 10,430,625

BARCODE READING ACCESSORY FOR A MOBILE DEVICE HAVING A ONE-WAY MIRROR

THE CODE CORPORATION, Dr...

1. A barcode reading enhancement system for a mobile device, the mobile device comprising a processor, a display screen, a camera comprising a camera lens, and memory, the barcode reading enhancement system comprising:an accessory securable to the mobile device, the accessory comprising:
an optic module within a camera field of view of the camera, wherein the optic module folds the camera field of view toward a direction extending away from a top end of the mobile device to create a system field of view; and
a target-generating structure configured to project a targeting pattern through the optic module into a center of the system field of view; and
a mobile barcode reading application comprising executable code stored in the memory that, when executed by the processor, causes the camera to capture an image of a barcode within the system field of view.

US Pat. No. 10,430,614

AUTOMATIC INITIATION OF EXECUTION ANALYSIS

Bromium, Inc., Cupertino...

1. One or more non-transitory machine-readable storage mediums storing one or more sequences of instructions for initiating execution analysis upon a bit set, which when executed by one or more processors, causes:monitoring execution of the bit set in a host operating system execution environment to identify whether the bit set exhibits a suspicious characteristic, wherein said suspicious characteristic corresponds to one or more of a set consisting of: (1) creating a new executable bit set, (2) modifying an existing executable bit set in the host operating system execution environment, and (3) loading a new dynamic link library (DLL) file, wherein said monitoring execution of said bit set is performed without additional performance of execution analysis upon said bit set;
upon determining that the execution of the bit set exhibits a suspicious characteristic, then consulting metadata maintained locally upon a machine in which said one or more processors reside to determine if said execution analysis has previously been performed upon said bit set; and
upon determining that the execution of the bit set exhibits a suspicious characteristic and upon determining that said execution analysis has not yet been performed upon said bit set, then (a) ceasing the execution of the bit set in the host operating system execution environment, (b) instantiating an isolated environment configured to have the same operating attributes as said host operating system execution environment, (c) copying the bit set into the isolated environment and transferring control to the bit set within the isolated environment, and (d) initiating said execution analysis upon the bit set in the isolated environment,
wherein said same operating attributes includes any versions of software executing in said host operating system execution environment and any patches applied to said host operating system execution environment.

US Pat. No. 10,430,581

COMPUTER TELEMETRY ANALYSIS

Chronicle LLC, Mountain ...

1. A system comprising one or more computers and one or more storage devices on which are stored instructions that are operable, when executed by the one or more computers, to cause the one or more computers to perform operations comprising:accessing data describing a telemetry tree that includes a plurality of nodes and edges, wherein:
each node represents a telemetry value of a telemetry type, and one of the nodes is a root node;
each edge connects two of the nodes and indicates a relationship between the two of the nodes connected to the edge; and
each edge has a number of values equal to a depth of a deepest child node of the two of the nodes to which the edge connects, and each value represents a relationship between respective spans of nodes in a path from the root node to the deepest child node to which the edge connects, wherein:
the respective spans of nodes in the path from the root node to the deepest child node to which the edge connects includes: i) a span that begins from the root node and that descends to the deepest child node to which the edge connects, and ii) for each descendent child node from the root node and that is not the deepest child node to which the edge connects, a span from the descendent child node to the deepest child node to which the edge connects;
each value is unique from each other value for the edge and from each of the values of each other edge in the path from the root node to the deepest child node;
querying, for each of the edges in the telemetry tree using at least one value for the edge from the number of values, historical telemetry data that quantifies an anomaly score for each value to determine whether the relationship indicated by the edge in the telemetry tree represents a potentially malicious relationship; and
performing an action using a result of the querying of the historical telemetry data that indicates whether one of the anomaly scores indicates that the relationship indicated by the edge in the telemetry tree represents a potentially malicious relationship.

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. 10,430,534

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. 10,430,386

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENRICHING A CONCEPT DATABASE

Cortica Ltd, Tel Aviv (I...

1. A method for enriching a concept database, comprising:determining, based on at least one signature of a first multimedia data element (MMDE) and signatures of a plurality of existing concepts in the concept database, at least one first concept among the plurality of existing concepts, wherein each of the at least one first concept matches a portion of the at least one signature of the first MMDE;
generating a reduced representation of the first MMDE, wherein generating the reduced representation further comprises removing the portion of the first MMDE matching the at least one first concept;
comparing the reduced representation of the first MMDE to signatures representing a plurality of second MMDEs to determine a plurality of matching second MMDEs;
generating, based on the reduced representation of the first MMDE and the plurality of matching second MMDEs, at least one second concept; and
adding the generated at least one second concept to the concept database.

US Pat. No. 10,430,289

ONLINE-ASSISTED BACKUP AND RESTORE

UNICOM SYSTEMS, INC., Mi...

1. A system, comprising:a server;
a plurality of backup storage devices;
a source client executable on a first electronic device configured to be in communication with the server and the backup storage devices, the first electronic device having stored thereon a plurality of electronic files and plurality of file backup plans including a first electronic-file backup plan, the source client configured to generate the first electronic-file backup plan by designating each backup storage device of the plurality of backup storage devices as a backup destination for respective files of the plurality of files, the source client further configured to transmit the first electronic-file backup plan to the server for storage in a database of the server, wherein the first electronic device executes the first electronic-file backup plan and the execution generates backup files of the respective files of the plurality of files on the first electronic device and transfers the backup files to respective ones of the plurality of backup storage devices designated in the backup plan;
wherein the source client is executable on a second electronic device to automatically detect and provide to the server device information describing the second electronic device and a set of the plurality of backup storage devices accessible by the second electronic device, wherein the server is configured to generate, based on the device information, a suggestion of a file backup plan of the plurality of file backup plans for use by the second electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,430,212

METHOD FOR RECORDING, EDITING AND REPRODUCTION OF COMPUTER SESSION

Screenshare Technology Lt...

1. A method for recording, editing and reproduction of a user session on a computer, the method comprising:using a browser extension, initiating recording of user interactions with the computer;
generating a recording of the user interactions as an event stream, wherein the recording includes mouse events and display events and Domain Object Model (DOM) mutations of displayed objects in response to the user interactions,
wherein the user interactions are stored as a set of frames, where each application with which the user interacts through the displayed objects has a folder with frame numbers, and each frame includes a hierarchy of objects being stored;
writing the recording into a script;
assigning unique IDs to the displayed objects;
capturing an initial state of the displayed objects;
capturing events representing the user interactions and the DOM mutations;
transmitting the recording of the events and the DOM mutations to file stored on a file system of a server;
providing an interface to edit the recording stored on the server, wherein the editing includes changes to objects, elements, text or images stored in the recording; and
in response to a user request to play back the recording
(a) opening a browser window; and
(b) playing back the edited recording;
wherein the events and the DOM mutations are saved using JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) format.

US Pat. No. 10,430,206

MULTI-USER HIDDEN FEATURE ENABLEMENT IN FIRMWARE

American Megatrends Inter...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving data to enable a firmware feature that defines a functionality of a firmware, the received data including a feature authenticated variable and an end-user authenticated variable;
storing the feature authenticated variable when the end-user authenticated variable corresponds to a second end-user authenticated variable extant in an authenticated variable data storage;
receiving a request to provide the functionality defined by the firmware feature; and
providing access to the functionality defined by the firmware feature when the feature authenticated variable is present in the authenticated variable data storage.

US Pat. No. 10,430,177

METHOD FOR UPDATING A PACKAGE

THALES DIS FRANCE SA, Me...

1. A computer-implemented method for updating a first executable code comprised in a first package in a secure element, a class instance being instantiated from said first package and comprising instance data,wherein the secure element includes a package list comprising a reference to an active package, said active package being said first package, and said package list being separate from said class instance,
wherein said class instance comprises a package reference pointing at said reference to the active package in said package list,
wherein said method comprises the following steps:
loading in the secure element an upgrade file comprising a second executable code and creating a second package comprising said second executable code from said upgrade file, and
changing said first executable code for said second executable code by updating said reference to the active package in said package list by replacing a reference to the first package by a reference to the second package, while leaving the class instance alive and keeping the class instance unchanged, said class instance and said instance data remaining linked to the active package,
wherein the first executable code comprises a first entry of a class, wherein said class instance comprises a class reference to said first entry in said first package, wherein said class reference is separate from the instance data and is kept unchanged, wherein the second executable code comprises a second entry of said class and wherein said second entry is reachable in said second package through the class reference.

US Pat. No. 10,430,160

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATING A RANDOM BIT SAMPLE

Quantum Numbers Corp., B...

1. A method for generating a random bit sample using a quantum tunneling barrier comprising an insulator sandwiched between two conductors, the method comprising:generating a current of charges tunneling from a first one of the two conductors to a second one of the two conductors and across the insulator, the current of the tunneled charges having an instantaneous level varying randomly due to quantum tunneling fluctuations and forming a raw signal;
from said raw signal, obtaining a raw bit sample having a first bit number n, the first bit number n being an integer; and
extracting the randomness out of the raw bit sample into the random bit sample, the random bit sample having a second bit number m being smaller than the first bit number n, said extracting being based on calibration data comprising at least
a quantum contribution value of said quantum tunneling fluctuations in said raw bit sample; and
an external noise contribution value in said raw bit sample;
wherein said calibration data are received from an accessible memory system.

US Pat. No. 10,430,082

SERVER MANAGEMENT METHOD AND SERVER FOR BACKUP OF A BASEBAND MANAGEMENT CONTROLLER

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A server, comprising:a computing component comprising:
a computing mainboard;
a baseboard management controller (BMC) coupled to the computing mainboard;
a computing part coupled to the computing mainboard;
a first connector coupled to the computing mainboard;
a processor system coupled to the computing mainboard and separately coupled to the BMC, the computing part, and the first connector; and
a storage component comprising:
a storage mainboard;
a second connector coupled to the storage mainboard and matched to the first connector;
a disk coupled to the storage mainboard and the second connector; and
a second memory coupled to the storage mainboard and the second connector, wherein the second memory stores backup configuration information and backup identity information of the computing part, and wherein the backup configuration information of the computing part restores a configuration parameter of the computing part,
wherein the BMC is coupled to the second memory using the first connector and the second connector when the first connector and the second connector are intercoupled,
wherein the processor system is coupled to the disk using the first connector and the second connector when the first connector and the second connector are intercoupled, and
wherein the BMC is configured to:
obtain identity information of the computing part;
obtain the backup identity information of the computing part from the second memory;
determine whether the identity information of the computing part is the same as the backup identity information of the computing part; and
determine that the computing part is updated when the identity information of the computing part is different from the backup identity information of the computing port.

US Pat. No. 10,429,985

TOUCH TERMINAL, A NEAR-FIELD COMMUNICATION METHOD AND SYSTEM OF THE TOUCH TERMINAL

SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOG...

1. A near field communication method of a touch terminal, which is used for near field communication between a first touch terminal and a second touch terminal, the method comprising:the second touch terminal sending an interference source peripheral closing signal to a main control chip, and informing the main control chip to close an interference source peripheral when the second touch terminal receives a request of establishment of near-field wireless communication sent by the first touch terminal through a near-field electric field;
the second touch terminal establishing a wireless connection with the first touch terminal through the near-field electric field, and exchanging data with the first touch terminal;
wherein the interference source peripheral refers to a screen;
wherein the main control chip judging whether a communication frequency between the second touch terminal and the first touch terminal can avoid an interfering frequency of the interference source peripheral, if the judgment is YES, the first touch terminal and the second touch terminal establish a wireless connection through the near-field electric field, and exchange data; if the judgment is NO, the main control chip close the interference source peripheral, then, the first touch terminal and the second touch terminal establish a wireless connection through the near-field electric field, and exchange data.

US Pat. No. 10,429,900

COUPLED STRUCTURE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. L...

1. A coupled structure including a first member coupled to a second member, comprising:a hook mechanism configured to engage the first member with the second member when the first member moves in one direction relative to the second member;
a locking part at the second member; and
an elastic part at the first member, the elastic part configured to bias the first member engaged with the second member in the one direction relative to the second member when the locking part locks the elastic part.

US Pat. No. 10,429,877

LOW-VOLTAGE REFERENCE CURRENT CIRCUIT

SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOG...

1. A current reference circuit comprising:a current source;
a first p-channel metal oxide semiconductor (PMOS) transistor having a source coupled to a first supply voltage, a gate, and a drain coupled to the current source;
an n-channel MOS (NMOS) transistor having a drain coupled to a second supply voltage, a gate coupled to the drain of the first PMOS transistor; and
a first resistive element having a first terminal coupled to a source of the NMOS transistor and a gate of the first PMOS transistor and a second terminal coupled to a ground potential.

US Pat. No. 10,429,852

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR CONTROLLING SELF-BALANCING VEHICLE TO PARK

Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Sof...

1. A method for controlling a self-balancing vehicle to park, the method being performed by the self-balancing vehicle and comprising:sending, by the self-balancing vehicle, a message of requesting for parking assistance to a surveillance camera device for controlling the self-balancing vehicle to park;
receiving, by the self-balancing vehicle, a first response message returned from the surveillance camera device according to the message of requesting for parking assistance, the first response message including parking instruction information for controlling the self-balancing vehicle to travel from a current location of the self-balancing vehicle to a target location; and
controlling the self-balancing vehicle to travel from the current location to the target location and to park according to the parking instruction information.

US Pat. No. 10,429,834

CONTROL INTERFACE FOR UXV

ISRAEL AEROSPACE INDUSTRI...

1. A surveillance system, comprising:an unmanned vehicle (UxV) control unit configured to communicate over a communication link with a UxV; the UxV including a sensing unit configured to capture one or more images of a surveyed area and transmit the images to the UxV control unit; the UxV control unit is configured to display the one or more images on a display device;
wherein the UxV control unit is further configured, responsive to received data indicative of a selected object in the one or more images, to assign a graphical control icon to the selected object; the graphical control icon being a three-dimensional (3D) representation of the selected object, wherein different areas of the selected object are assigned to different respective areas of the graphical control icon;
wherein the graphical control icon is capable of being interacted by an operator for changing an orientation and thus exposing, towards the operator, areas of the control icon that represent areas of the selected object that are not exposed in the one or more images and thereby enable the operator to provide instructions with respect to the areas not exposed in the one or more images;
wherein the surveillance system is configured, responsive to interaction of an operator with the control icon for indicating desired viewing angles of the selected object, to:
determine whether viewing the selected object in the desired viewing angles requires repositioning of the UxV and if so, to generate instructions for repositioning the UxV to enable the sensing unit to view the object at the desired viewing angles.

US Pat. No. 10,429,832

METHOD FOR THE REMOTE CONTROL OF A FUNCTION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE USING AN ELECTRONIC UNIT OUTSIDE THE VEHICLE, AND A MOTOR VEHICLE

Valeo Schalter und Sensor...

1. A method for the remote control of a function of a motor vehicle by a vehicle-external electronic unit, in which the vehicle-external electronic unit is checked during the driving event of the motor vehicle in that the vehicle-external electronic unit triggers a mathematical operation, the result of which is checked for correctness by a control device of the motor vehicle,storing, in the control device, a look-up table comprising an index list;
for triggering the mathematical operation in the vehicle-external electronic unit, transmitting an index by the control device to the vehicle-external electronic unit; and
determining, by the vehicle-external electronic unit using the index as an input variable to the look-up table, which operation is carried out by the motor vehicle, wherein the index list is stored in dependence on the index in the look-up table, by means of which the mathematical operation is carried out.

US Pat. No. 10,429,824

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SELF-CONTAINED MODULAR MANUFACTURING DEVICE HAVING NESTED CONTROLLERS

MTM Robotics LLC, Mukilt...

1. A self-contained modular device, comprising:a plurality of self-contained modules communicatively coupled to each other, each self-contained module including:
an actuator mount configured to removably engage an actuator suited to maneuver any module coupled thereto;
an interface configured to communicate with a controller remote from each self-contained module, the controller capable of controlling the actuator;
an end-effector configured to accomplish a manufacturing function; and
a local controller disposed within the end-effector and configured to control the respective end-effector independent of a remote master controller;
wherein at least one of the plurality of self-contained modules is configured to be controlled by at least one other local controller of at least one other self-contained module independent of the remote master controller, at least one local controller configured to receive an electronic start signal from the remote master controller that causes the at least one local controller to initiate the manufacturing function of at least one other device module, and further configured to send an electronic finish signal to the remote master controller corresponding to the at least one other device module accomplishing the manufacturing function;
wherein each local controller is configured to communicate with every other local controller according to a hierarchy of control protocol with respect to each local controller present in the self-contained modular device.

US Pat. No. 10,429,801

ADAPTIVE CONTROL METHODS FOR BUILDINGS

Edison Labs, Inc., San F...

1. A method for controlling a first switch terminal of a building occupied by one or more building occupant using a computer system comprising: using a first computer system coupled to the first switch terminal of the building at a first location of the building, the first computer system running on at least one platform, and a second computer system coupled to a second switch terminal of the building at a second location of the building, the second computer system running on at least one platform, the first and second computer systems being in communication with each other;using a first plurality of sensors coupled to the first switch terminal and the first computer system and a second plurality of sensors coupled to the second switch terminal and the second computer system, at least a portion of the sensors are configured to provide signal data to the first or second computer systems respectively, each of the first and second computer systems producing an output that relates to one of: a command output for a local control system, a command output for a different system, a data output for a different system, a command output for a non-local device or a data output that is a non-local device, the second switch terminal supplementing information obtained from the first switch terminal to allow the first and second switch terminals to interact with each other and execute additional capabilities to provide outputs about patterns of a building occupant, the first switch terminal configured to receive from the second switch terminal an output used to create a command output that relates to the first switch terminal or a non-local device;
wherein the outputs of the first and second switch terminals are used to send signals to control operation of appliance or electronic devices in the building based on results from the plurality of sensors and the first computer system and the second computer system; and
wherein the data input includes at least one of: a building occupant's presence in a room; a light level; system information relative to the switch terminal; and wherein at least a portion of the sensors receive raw sensor data.

US Pat. No. 10,429,748

APPARATUS INCLUDING A GAS GAUGE AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE SAME

ASML Holding N.V., Veldh...

1. An apparatus comprising:a metrology frame constructed and arranged as a substantially stationary frame of reference;
a reference frame mounted to the metrology frame, the reference frame comprising a reference surface; and
a measurement platform comprising a plurality of gas gauges, the measurement platform being movable relative to the reference frame, metrology frame, and a measured surface, each of the gas gauge comprising a reference nozzle configured to provide gas to the same reference surface and a measurement nozzle configured to provide gas to the measured surface.

US Pat. No. 10,429,742

STITCHLESS DIRECT IMAGING FOR HIGH RESOLUTION ELECTRONIC PATTERNING

Orbotech Ltd., Yavne (IL...

1. A method of manufacture of electrical circuits comprising:receiving a CAD file containing electrical circuit design data for direct writing on a substrate, said CAD file including CAD data for a multiplicity of dies to be produced on said substrate;
generating an image of said substrate, said image including images of fiducials on said substrate;
generating modified CAD data by calculating modifications to said CAD data based on said image of said substrate;
automatically configuring a direct write machine to direct write direct writing data based on said modified CAD data on said substrate in plural scans, each of said plural scans having a scan width less than a width of said substrate, including arranging said direct writing data for said multiplicity of dies to be written in a side by side manner in each of said plural scans so as to be within said scan width, whereby a single layer of each of said multiplicity of dies is written in a single scan of said plural scans, whereby stitching of direct writing data between adjacent scans is obviated; and
operating said direct write machine to create said multiplicity of dies on said substrate,
said automatically configuring also comprising:
defining a seam between adjacent ones of said plural scans, said seam being an overlapping seam; and
ensuring that each of said seams is not located within any of said multiplicity of dies, said ensuring comprising:
arranging said direct writing data for said multiplicity of dies such that plural dies of said multiplicity of dies are to be written in a side by side manner in each of said plural scans, adjacent ones of said plural dies being written by adjacent ones of said plural scans being separated from each other by a street; and
arranging said direct writing data such that said seam lies along said street and does not overlie any one of said multiplicity of dies.

US Pat. No. 10,429,649

AUGMENTED AND VIRTUAL REALITY DISPLAY SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DIAGNOSING USING OCCLUDER

Magic Leap, Inc., Planta...

1. A wearable augmented reality device comprising:an augmented reality head-mounted ophthalmic system comprising an augmented reality display platform configured to pass light from the world into at least one eye of a person wearing the ophthalmic system;
a light source configured to output light for propagation into the eye of the person to form an image in the eye; and
a user interface configured to receive input from the person,
wherein the ophthalmic system is configured to occlude one or more selectable portions of a field of view of the person's eye and to receive input from the person regarding the wearer's vision through the user interface, wherein the wearable augmented reality device is configured to occlude a central region of the field of view and wherein the wearable augmented reality device is configured to determine whether occluding the central region improves the person's vision of the image, and conclude a presence of a visual defect in the eye of the person based on the determined improvement in the person's vision.

US Pat. No. 10,429,639

HEAD-MOUNTED LIGHT FIELD DISPLAY

1. A head-mounted light field display device, the device comprising at least one multiplexed light field display module adapted to face at least one eye of a viewer wearing the device, the multiplexed light field display module comprising a light field view image generator, a first waveguide comprising a set of first shutters spatially distributed in a two-dimensional array across, and a second waveguide optically coupled to the view image generator and to one edge of the first waveguide, the light field view image generator operable to generate, over time, a set of beams of light from a different one of a first set of light field view images, the second waveguide operable to transmit the set of beams from the view image generator to the first waveguide, the first waveguide operable to transmit the set of beams along its length and past any closed first shutters, and to open, over time, a different subset of the set of first shutters, the subset of the set of first shutters corresponding to a position associated with the view image, thereby to emit the set of beams via the subset of the set of first shutters, thereby to display to the viewer a time-varying optical light field representative of the first set of view images.

US Pat. No. 10,429,587

MULTI-AXIS RELATIVE POSITIONING STAGE

3SAE TECHNOLOGIES, INC., ...

1. A parallel positioner, comprising:a top plate;
a baseplate; and
three or more actuators configured to support the top plate over the baseplate and to move the top plate in response to extension or retraction of one or more actuators, wherein each of the actuators maintains contact with the top plate through a joint having five degrees of freedom.

US Pat. No. 10,429,561

PUDDLE LIGHT

YOUNG OPTICS INC., Hsinc...

1. A puddle light mounted to a vehicle, comprising:a light source configured to generate illumination light of a plurality of various areas;
a fixed-image light valve, having a plurality of fixed-patterns of a plurality of various areas respectively corresponding to the plurality of various areas of illumination light, disposed on optical paths of the illumination light of the plurality of various areas, wherein the fixed-image light valve is physically required to be fixed in place relative to the light source, and the plurality of fixed-patterns do not change over time; and
a projection-lens set, having a plurality of projecting lenses respectively corresponding to the plurality of fixed patterns, wherein a center axis of one of the plurality of fixed-patterns and an optical axis of the projection lens corresponding thereto are not on the same axis.

US Pat. No. 10,429,556

SPECTRALLY SELECTIVE PANEL

TROPIGLAS TECHNOLOGIES LT...

1. A spectrally selective panel comprising:a first material being transmissive for light having a wavelength in the visible wavelength range and being arranged for guiding light, the first material comprising a luminescent material that is arranged such that a portion of IR light is absorbed by the luminescent material resulting in emission of light by photoluminescence, fluorescence or phosphorescence, and the first material comprising a scattering material, the scattering material comprising nano- or micro-sized particles;
a transmission-mode phase grating positioned at or within the first material, the phase grating being arranged to deflect light having a wavelength in an IR wavelength band and having a plurality of grooves that are at least partially filled with the scattering material and the luminescent material; and
a reflective film that is arranged to reflect incident light within an IR wavelength band while being transmissive for the visible wavelength range of light,
wherein the first material, the phase grating and the reflective film are arranged such that at least a portion of energy associated with IR light incident from a transversal direction of the spectrally selective panel is guided within and along the panel towards a side portion of the panel, and
wherein the phase grating is configured to maintain zero-order transmission of visible light and simultaneously deflect incident IR light.

US Pat. No. 10,429,471

MRI WITH VARIABLE DENSITY SAMPLING

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. A device for producing a magnetic resonance image comprising:a collecting unit adapted for collecting k space samples that are located on a non-Cartesian grid in a non-Cartesian coordinate space or non-uniformly located on a Cartesian grid in a Cartesian coordinate space, the non-Cartesian/Cartesian coordinate space adapted to be decomposed into a plurality of subspaces, each of which is spanned by one or more coordinate axes of the non-Cartesian/Cartesian coordinate space;
a weight calculation unit adapted for calculating a decomposed sample density weight function of the k space samples in each individual subspace and determining the density weight function in the non-Cartesian/Cartesian coordinate space via a multiplication of the decomposed sample density weight functions of the k space samples in the plurality of subspaces;
a gridding unit adapted for interpolating the k space samples in the non-Cartesian/Cartesian coordinate space onto a uniform Cartesian grid in a k space based on the determined density weight function of the k space samples in the non-Cartesian/Cartesian coordinate space; and
a reconstructing unit adapted for reconstructing the magnetic resonance image based on the interpolated k space samples.

US Pat. No. 10,429,464

METHOD AND MAGNETIC RESONANCE APPARATUS FOR SHIMMING THE BASIC MAGNETIC FIELD BY OPERATION OF A SHIM DEVICE

Siemens Healthcare GmbH, ...

1. A method for operating a magnetic resonance (MR) apparatus that comprises an MR data acquisition scanner having a basic field magnet that generates a basic magnetic field in an imaging volume of the scanner, and a global shim unit that acts on an entirety of said imaging volume in order to homogenize the basic magnetic field therein, and said scanner having a local shim unit that acts on a sub-volume comprising a region of interest, together with said global shim unit, said method comprising:in a computer, establishing a first adjustment volume that comprises a recording volume, wherein MR data are to be acquired with said scanner in an entirety of said recording volume;
in said computer, establishing a second adjustment volume, which is smaller than said first adjustment volume, said second adjustment volume comprising at least said region of interest and, as a maximum, said sub-volume;
with said computer, operating said scanner in order to obtain a field map of said basic magnetic field at least within said first adjustment volume;
in said computer, using said field map to determine first shim currents for said global shim coils that cause homogenization of said basic magnetic field in said first adjustment volume, and to determine second shim currents for said local shim coils that cause homogenization of said basic magnetic field in said second adjustment volume, taking into account an effect of said first shim currents on said second adjustment volume; and
in said computer, generating control signals in order to operate respective amplifiers that feed said global shim coils and said local shim coils so as to supply said global shim coils with said first shim currents and to supply said local shim coils with said second shim currents, while operating said scanner in order to acquire MR data from said recording volume.

US Pat. No. 10,429,423

PASSIVE INTERMODULATION (PIM) PROBE

PIM Solutions LLC, Larks...

1. A passive intermodulation (PIM) test system, comprising:a PIM antenna tuned by loop size to receive one or more PIM frequencies of interest generated by one or more broadcast frequencies of a site antenna;
a wand supporting the PIM antenna on one end configured for positioning the PIM antenna by hand;
a coaxial cable electrically connected to and extending from the PIM antenna;
a filter connected to the coaxial cable configured to suppress the broadcast frequencies and pass the PIM frequencies of interest; and
a signal analyzer connected to the coaxial cable configured to display a representation of PIM received by the PIM antenna;
wherein the PIM antenna comprises a near field magnetic loop antenna for locating a source of PIM interference characterized by a wavelength by placing the PIM antenna within one wavelength of the source of the PM interference.

US Pat. No. 10,429,351

HEALTH MONITORING OF COMPOSITE STRUCTURES

BOMBARDIER INC., Dorval ...

1. An assembly comprising:a structure including: a sandwich portion comprising a first layer and a second layer separated by an intermediate region; and a first portion adjacent the sandwich portion, the first portion comprising a laminate structure defined by a merging of the first layer and the second layer of the sandwich portion;
an actuator mounted to the first portion and configured to introduce mechanical energy into the first portion of the structure for transmission into the first layer and into the second layer of the sandwich portion of the structure; and
a sensor configured to sense the mechanical energy transmitted from the first portion along at least one of the first layer and the second layer of the sandwich portion.

US Pat. No. 10,429,343

TUNABLE IONIC ELECTRONIC TRANSISTOR

1. A transistor device, comprising:a variable-conductance channel layer;
a drain electrode in physical contact with the channel layer;
a source electrode in physical contact with the channel layer and physically separated from the drain electrode by the channel layer;
an electrolyte layer positioned on top of the channel layer; and
an electrochemical gate (ECG) layer positioned on top of the electrolyte layer, wherein the electrolyte layer physically separates the ECG layer and the channel layer, and wherein responsive to a voltage pulse being applied between the ECG layer and the channel layer, ions migrate from the ECG layer to the channel layer or from the channel layer to the ECG layer, and a conductance of the channel layer changes.

US Pat. No. 10,429,322

SENSOR FOR NON-DESTRUCTIVE CHARACTERIZATION OF OBJECTS

HAMMER-IMS, Hasselt (BE)...

1. A method for estimating a specification of a medium or an object in a medium, said method comprising:generating a transmitting signal, wherein the transmitting signal is provided by using a periodic baseband input signal having a frequency which is mixed with a first frequency reference resulting in a signal comprising at least two tones;
transmitting said transmitting signal through said object and/or medium;
receiving the resulting transmitted signal, transmitted through the object and/or medium, resulting in a received signal wherein said received signal comprises a phase shift;
wherein the received signal comprising the phase shift is mixed with the first frequency reference resulting in that the transmitting signal is generated with and the received signal is processed with the same frequency reference and therefore share the first frequency reference, and
estimating the phase shift and relating the estimated phase shift to the medium's and/or object's specification such to estimate the medium's and/or object's specification.

US Pat. No. 10,429,292

DYNAMIC RANGE EXTENSION SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PARTICLE ANALYSIS IN BLOOD SAMPLES

Iris International, Inc.,...

1. A system for measuring a quantity of a first cell type in a blood fluid sample, the blood fluid sample including a second cell type, the system comprising:a hematology cell counter having a channel and a sensor mechanism, wherein:
the sensor mechanism is operatively coupled to the channel so as to generate signals indicative of a population of the second cell type in a first volume of the blood fluid sample flowing through the channel,
the hematology cell counter is characterized by a first accuracy associated with counting of the first cell type and a second accuracy associated with counting the second cell type,
the second accuracy is superior to the first accuracy,
the first accuracy is a first detection range,
the first detection range extends between a minimum population of first type cells in the first volume and a maximum population of first type cells in the first volume,
the second accuracy is a second detection range, and
the second detection range extends between a minimum population of second type cells in the first volume and a maximum population of second type cells in the first volume;
a visual analyzer comprising a flowcell and a digital camera imaging apparatus;
the flowcell configured to facilitate flow of a sample stream, the sample stream comprising a second volume of the blood fluid sample and a sheath fluid, and having a thickness and a width, wherein:
the width is greater than the thickness, and
the second volume is different from the first volume;
the digital camera imaging apparatus configured to acquire images of a first number of the first type cells and a second number of the second type cells, the acquired images being acquired along an image path traversing the thickness of the sample stream in the flowcell;
a photosensor array configured to acquire pixel data, wherein the digital camera imaging apparatus comprises the photosensor array, and wherein the sensor mechanism is not the photosensor array;
a processor coupled to the hematology cell counter to receive signals from the sensor mechanism indicative of the population of the second cell type in the first volume, and the processor coupled to the digital camera imaging apparatus to receive the acquired images of the first number of the first type cells and the second number of the second type cells in the second volume; and
a tangible non-transitory computer readable medium, the tangible non-transitory computer readable medium programmed with a computer application that, when executed by the processor, causes the processor:
to determine the population of the second cell type in the first volume based on the signals indicative of the population of the second cell type from the hematology cell counter, wherein the determined population of the second cell type in the first volume is within the second detection range,
to acquire images, using the digital camera imaging apparatus, of the first number of the first cell type and the second number of the second cell type,
to determine a ratio of the first number of the first type cells to the second number of the second type cells using the acquired images, and
to calculate a cell quantity measure of the first cell type in the blood fluid sample using the ratio and the signals indicative of the population of the second cell type, wherein the calculated cell quantity measure of the first cell type of the blood fluid sample is outside the first detection range.

US Pat. No. 10,429,202

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR GENERATING ROUTES USING ELECTRONIC MAP DATA

TOMTOM NAVIGATION B.V., ...

1. A method of generating a route through a navigable network in a geographic area, the navigable network being represented by an electronic map comprising a plurality of segments representing navigable elements of the navigable network, the plurality of segments being connected by nodes, and each segment having a traversal direction associated therewith, the method comprising using at least one processor, wherein the processor performs the steps of:receiving location data identifying a location represented by the electronic map;
defining an area represented by the electronic map based on the received location data;
determining at least some of the outgoing segments from the defined area;
determining, for each of the determined outgoing segments from the defined area, a first optimum cost route from an origin to the respective outgoing segment using a route planning algorithm, each first optimum cost route having an associated cost;
selecting at least one of the first optimum cost routes based on the associated cost;
determining a second optimum cost route to a destination, the second optimum cost route to the destination being determined from the outgoing segment from the area that is included in the at least one selected first optimum cost route; and
providing, to a user, at least one of:
data indicative of the generated route, the providing comprising displaying a set of road segments in a map display on a display device with a subset of the set of road segments that are included in the generated route being highlighted or otherwise identified; and
navigation instructions for guiding the user along at least a portion of the generated route as the user proceeds along the generated route,
wherein the generated route from the origin to the destination comprises the selected first optimum cost route and the second optimum cost route.

US Pat. No. 10,429,178

CORRECTING AND/OR PREVENTING ERRORS DURING THE MEASUREMENT OF COORDINATES OF A WORK PIECE

Carl Zeiss Industrielle M...

17. A method of operating a configuration, the method comprising the steps of:using an arm of a coordinate measuring machine or of a machine tool, the arm having a first part and a second part, the first part and the second part being regions of the arm which are situated at different axial positions in a direction of a longitudinal axis of the arm and which have mobility relative to each other due to at least one of mechanical bending, thermal expansion or thermal contraction of the arm, the arm continuously extending between the first part and the second part;
using an elongate element, in addition to said arm, said elongate element extending in the direction of the longitudinal axis of the arm, the elongate element having a first axial end to which the elongate element extends in the direction of the longitudinal axis of the arm and having a second axial end, at which the elongate element is connected to the first part and which is situated opposite to the first axial end with respect to the direction of the longitudinal axis, such that the first axial end moves relative to the second part when the first part and the second part move relative to each other;
using a plurality of sensors, each of the sensors being fixed to the elongate element or to the second part;
using an evaluation device for evaluating measurement signals of the plurality of sensors;
using at least one measurement body, being fixed to the elongate element or to the second part, the measurement body being assigned to the plurality of sensors, wherein in case that the measurement body is fixed to the elongate element, the sensors are used while being fixed to the second part, and wherein in case that the measurement body is fixed to the second part, the sensors are used while being fixed to the elongate element, such that each of the plurality of sensors produces a measurement signal corresponding to a position of the measurement body and thereby corresponding to a relative position of the first part and the second part; and
using the plurality of sensors and the measurement body such that the plurality of sensors measure the relative position of the first part and the second part such that the evaluation device determines at least one of the relative position of the first part and the second part or a relative orientation of the first part and the second part, namely with respect to at least three degrees of freedom, the three degrees of freedom being a first and a second linear degree of freedom in two different directions extending perpendicularly to a longitudinal direction of the arm and a third linear degree of freedom in the longitudinal direction.

US Pat. No. 10,429,162

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR WIRELESS BLASTING WITH FIRST AND SECOND FIRING MESSAGES

Austin Star Detonator Com...

24. A bridge unit for remote wireless operation of a blasting machine, the bridge unit comprising:a communications interface operatively coupleable with a communications cable to communicate with a connected blasting machine;
a wireless transceiver operative to communicate with a remote master controller; and
at least one processor with an electronic memory, the at least one processor being operatively coupled with the communications interface and with the wireless transceiver, the at least one processor being programmed to:
receive a wireless fire command message from the master controller via the wireless transceiver;
send a first fire command message to the blasting machine via the communications interface;
selectively send a second fire command message to the blasting machine via the communications interface in response to receiving a fire command acknowledgment message from the blasting machine via the communications interface;
wirelessly receive a wireless verify command message from the master controller via the wireless transceiver;
send a first verify command message to the blasting machine via the communications interface; and
selectively send a second verify command message to the blasting machine via the communications interface in response to receiving a verify command acknowledgment message from the blasting machine via the communications interface.

US Pat. No. 10,429,154

ENERGY WEAPON HAVING A FAST START TURBINE FOR A HIGH POWER GENERATOR

Rolls-Royce North America...

1. A weapon system platform comprising:a high-energy beam unit configured to discharge high-energy beams,
a gas turbine engine configured to provide power for the high-energy beam unit, the gas turbine engine including a first shaft coupled to a compressor and a high pressure turbine rotor, a second shaft concentric with and independently rotatable relative to the first shaft and coupled to a low pressure turbine rotor, a starter adapted to rotate the first shaft, and a combustor adapted to combine air received from the compressor with fuel and to burn the fuel to supply high pressure gasses toward the high pressure turbine rotor and low pressure turbine rotor to rotate the first and second shafts,
a generator coupled to the second shaft of the gas turbine engine and adapted to generate electricity when driven by the gas turbine engine,
an energy storage unit coupled to the generator and configured to store the electricity generated by the generator, and
a generator control system configured to selectively operate the starter and to selectively deliver fuel to the combustor such that the first shaft is continuously rotated by at least one of the starter and high pressure gasses from the combustor and the second shaft is selectively rotated by high pressure gasses from the combustor,
wherein fuel is selectively delivered to the combustor when a power demand signal of the high-energy beam unit is received by the generator control system, and
wherein fuel is selectively cut from the combustor when no power demand signal of the high-energy beam unit is received by the generator control system while the first shaft continues to be rotated by the starter in order to maintain a rapid-start mode of the weapon system platform.

US Pat. No. 10,429,150

COMPACT OPTICAL SIGHT

KRUGER OPTICAL, INC., Po...

16. An optical assembly, comprising:a) a frame, including a spacer defining an aperture;
b) a first prism, seated on said spacer;
c) a second prism, seated on said spacer and separated from said first prism by said spacer; and
d) a negative lens seated in said aperture.

US Pat. No. 10,429,015

LED ENERGY-SAVING LAMP, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF AND CORN LAMP

ZHEJIANG SETEC LIGHTING C...

1. A method for manufacturing an LED energy-saving lamp, the LED energy-saving lamp comprising at least one tube, at least one baseplate, a plurality of LED lamp beads and a heat conductive adhesive, wherein the at least one tube comprises two parallel first parts and a second part for connecting the two first parts, wherein the at least one baseplate comprises two parallel branches located on a same plane and a connecting part for connecting the two branches, and the two branches being located inside the two first parts of the tube, respectively, wherein the plurality of LED lamp beads are disposed on the two branches, respectively, wherein the heat conductive adhesive is pasted between the two branches and an internal wall of the tube, the method comprising the following steps:manufacturing at least one tube and at least one baseplate, respectively, wherein each of the at least one tube comprises two parallel first parts and a second part for connecting the two first parts, each of the at least one baseplate comprises two parallel branches located on the same plane and the connecting part for connecting the two branches;
disposing a plurality of LED lamp beads on one side of the two branches, respectively;
coating the heat conductive adhesive on a back of the side having the LED lamp beads disposed thereon;
inserting the branches of the baseplate into the first parts; and
moving the tube or the baseplate such that the internal wall of the tube approaches the back until each branch is pasted on the internal wall of the tube through the heat conductive adhesive;
wherein coating the heat conductive adhesive on the back of the side having the LED lamp beads disposed thereon comprises the following steps:
arranging the side having the LED lamp beads disposed thereon to face down,
arranging the baseplate on a bearing rod of an adhesive spreader, and
coating the heat conductive adhesive on the backs of the two branches at the same time.

US Pat. No. 10,429,004

ACCESSORY FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE

CASE-MATE, INC., Atlanta...

1. An accessory for a portable electronic device comprising:a stand and gripping portion comprising a body portion, a pair of front legs extending from a forward end of the body portion, a pair of rear legs extending from a rear end of the body portion, a neck portion extending from the forward end of the body portion, and a head portion extending from the neck portion; and
an attachment portion comprising at least one suction cup extending from a tail portion adjacent the rear end of the body portion.

US Pat. No. 10,428,996

THERMAL INSULATING SYSTEM FOR HIGH TEMPERATURE INDUSTRIAL TANKS AND EQUIPMENT

AISLAMIENTOS SUAVAL, S.A....

1. Thermal insulating system for high temperature industrial tanks and equipment, comprisingan insulating material placed on a wall of the industrial tanks and equipment,
a covering system covering the insulating material, and
a support system supporting the insulating material and the covering system, the thermal insulating system for high temperature industrial tanks and equipmentwhereinthe covering system comprises a plurality of covering sheets,
a plurality of each covering sheet is fixed only to the support system,
adjacent covering sheets overlap longitudinally one over the other, giving rise to overlapped sections, an overlapped sections comprising
an upper part belonging to one of the adjacent covering sheets and
a lower part belonging to the other adjacent covering sheet,
the covering system comprises at least a substantially omega-shaped longitudinal assembly clip placed at a plurality of each overlapped section, on the interior sides of the covering sheets, the longitudinal assembly clip comprising in turn
a first end attached to the upper part of the overlapped section,
a central portion separated from the covering sheets, and
a second end contacting the lower part of the overlapped section and pressing said lower part,
and the longitudinal assembly clip retains the lower part of the overlapped sections against the upper part in such position that a plurality of said lower part always contacts said upper part at least on one point.

US Pat. No. 10,428,944

COMPRESSION PISTON RING

Federal-Mogul Burscheid G...

1. A compression piston ring, comprising a running face, an inner circumferential surface, and upper and lower flank surfaces interposed therebetween, wherein a first taper (?) less than 30? having an axial height (h) of 10 to 30%, based on the total running face height (H), is provided on the running face in a region thereof adjacent the lower flank surface, the first taper transitioning into a second taper (?) extending in a direction toward the upper flank surface and which is between 90? and 200?, and wherein a wear-resistant layer having a thickness from 0.1 to less than 20 ?m is provided on the entire running face.

US Pat. No. 10,428,868

BALL BEARING ASSEMBLY

SHINE YING CO., LTD, Hsi...

1. A ball bearing assembly, comprising:a bearing set including at least two units being axially coupled together to allow at least one set of plural spherical balls adapted to be installed between at least one pair of two adjacent units of the at least two units, each unit including two ends forming two connection portions, at least one of the two connection portions being axially connected with an adjacent unit of the at least two units, an outer periphery forming a mounting portion, a circular central hole axially running through the two connection portions;
wherein at least one set of plural hemispherical seats is concaved on the at least one of the two connection portions concentric to the central hole to allow each ball inside the seat adapted to be partially protruded from the central hole forming protruding surfaces of the at least one set of plural balls, at least one set of plural abutting seats being formed by abutting two sets of plural seats defined in two adjacent connection portions between the at least one pair of two adjacent units to allow the at least one set of plural balls to be disposed therein, so that the ball bearing assembly is adapted to be run through a rotatable shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,428,822

BETWEEN-BEARING MAGNETIC COUPLING

Upwing Energym LLC, Cerr...

1. A magnetic coupling assembly for a pump for moving process fluid, the magnetic coupling assembly comprising:an outer barrel assembly comprising:
an outer barrel configured to rotate;
a first central shaft that passes through a first central longitudinal axis of the outer barrel, the first central shaft configured to rotate with the outer barrel;
a first bearing assembly attached to the first shaft on a first side of the outer barrel, the first bearing assembly rotatably supporting the first shaft on a housing; and
a second bearing assembly attached to the first shaft on a second side of the outer barrel opposite the first side of the outer barrel, the second bearing assembly rotatably supporting the first shaft on an isolation can;
an inner barrel assembly exposed to the process fluid, the inner barrel assembly comprising:
an inner barrel magnetically coupled to the outer barrel, the inner barrel configured to rotate with the outer barrel;
a second central shaft, separate from the first central shaft, that passes through a second central longitudinal axis of the inner barrel, the second central shaft configured to rotate with the inner barrel, wherein the first central axis and the second central axis are aligned;
a third bearing assembly attached to the second shaft on a first side of the inner barrel, the third bearing assembly rotatably supporting the second shaft on the housing; and
the isolation can fluidically isolates the inner barrel assembly from the outer barrel assembly, the isolation can supports the second bearing assembly on the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,428,739

SELF-CONTAINED POWER UNIT FOR IMPLEMENTING A METHOD FOR OPTIMIZING THE OPERABILITY OF AN AIRCRAFT PROPULSIVE UNIT

SAFRAN HELICOPTER ENGINES...

1. A main power unit for implementing an optimization method in an aircraft including energy-consuming equipments, a cabin in which air is renewed and temperature and/or pressure of which is/are regulated by environmental control system (ECS), propulsive power-generating engines, and a flight controller, the main power unit being built into a compartment which is insulated from other zones of the aircraft with a fireproof bulkhead and fitted with an outside air intake and an exhaust nozzle, the main power unit comprising:an engine said engine being fitted with a gas generator and with a power turbine that drive the energy consuming equipments including a supercharger, said supercharger being coupled with the ECS in order to supply a necessary pneumatic energy to the cabin, said supercharger being coupled with the ECS via a regulation control which communicates with the flight controller.

US Pat. No. 10,428,596

DOWNHOLE TOOL AND METHOD

PARADIGM DRILLING SERVICE...

25. A method comprising:providing a downhole tool comprising a collar, wherein the collar is constructed from an elastomeric material;
locating the collar on a tubular body in a first configuration;
translating the collar along the tubular body in the first configuration;
reconfiguring the collar from the first diameter configuration to a second, smaller, diameter configuration and via plastic deformation, wherein the collar engages the tubular body in the second configuration, and wherein the collar is rotatable relative to the tubular body in the second configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,428,546

COMPONENTS OF AUTOMATIC POOL CLEANERS

Zodiac Pool Systems LLC, ...

1. A pool-cleaning brush comprising:a. a brush body;
b. first and second flexible fingers (i) depending from the brush body and (ii) comprising opposed first and second major sides;
c. at least one protrusion extending outward from the first major side of the first flexible finger;
d. a member (i) connected to the brush body and (ii) configured in use to be frictionally fitted into a recess of an automatic pool cleaner; and
e. first and second clips.

US Pat. No. 10,428,517

ROOF ASSEMBLY RAKE PLATE RETAINER

Building Research Systems...

12. A rake plate retainer operably joining a floating rake plate, defining an elongated slot, to a stationary underlying building structural in a roof assembly, the rake plate retainer permitting a displacement of the rake plate relative to the building structural, the rake plate retainer comprising:a retention flange defining a fastener opening;
a standoff boss extending from the retention flange; and
a fastener passing through each of the fastener opening and the standoff boss to attach to the underlying building structural, the standoff boss surrounding the fastener inside the rake plate's slot and configured for a sliding clearance relationship with the rake plate portion defining the slot, permitting operable sliding movement of the rake plate relative to the building structural.

US Pat. No. 10,428,512

MANHOLE BASE ASSEMBLY WITH INTERNAL LINER AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME

Press-Seal Corporation, ...

1. A pre-casting assembly for production of a manhole base assembly having a cast base, the pre-casting assembly comprising:a liner comprising:
an entry aperture defining an entry aperture diameter;
a first side wall having a first pipe aperture sized and positioned to be aligned with a first side opening of the cast base;
a second side wall having a second pipe aperture sized and positioned to be aligned with a second side opening of the cast base;
a liner top wall disposed radially outwardly of said entry aperture diameter and extending between said entry aperture and said first side wall; and
a flow channel extending between said first and second pipe apertures and in fluid communication with the entry aperture;
a plurality of aperture supports sized to fit in the first pipe aperture and the second pipe aperture respectively;
a first forming plate secured to one of the plurality of aperture supports and adjacent to the first pipe aperture, the first forming plate having a back edge and an opposing front edge;
a second forming plate secured to another one of the plurality of aperture supports and adjacent to the second pipe aperture, the second forming plate having a back edge and an opposing front edge;
a back wall extending partially around the liner from the back edge of the first forming plate to the back edge of the second forming plate; and
a front wall extending partially around the liner from the front edge of the first forming plate to the front edge of the second forming plate,
the first forming plate, the second forming plate, the back wall, the front wall and the liner forming a concrete forming cavity, the liner received in the concrete forming cavity with the entry aperture forming an open upper end of the pre-casting assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,428,502

FLUSH MECHANISM FOR TOILETS

Peter M. Parker, Baraboo...

1. A flush mechanism for a toilet with a tank that includes a flush port, the flush mechanism comprising:a float basket with at least one peripheral wall that at least partly defines an interior reservoir of the float basket, and with a drainage port configured to drain the interior reservoir and an annular wall providing a rim around the drainage port, the float basket being configured to float on water within the tank;
a flexible conduit secured to the float basket to provide a liquid flow path between the drainage port and the flush port, such that water flooding from the tank into the interior reservoir and through the drainage port flows along the liquid flow path to exit the tank; and
a top profile of the at least one peripheral wall being inclined to exhibit a varying height relative to the annular wall, with a lowest extent of the top profile below a top edge of the annular wall.

US Pat. No. 10,428,495

SIMPLIFIED LEAK DETECTION IN A PLUMBING SYSTEM USING PRESSURE DECAY PRINCIPLE

FLO TECHNOLOGIES, INC., ...

1. A water pressure sensor assembly, comprising:a water connection fitting attached to a housing, the water connection fitting attachable to a point of use in a plumbing system;
a pressure sensor disposed within the housing and configured to be in fluidic communication with the point of use in the plumbing system;
a temperature sensor disposed within the housing and configured to be in fluidic communication with the point of use in the plumbing system;
an electronic microprocessor disposed within the housing and in electrical communication with the pressure sensor and the temperature sensor;
a power source in electrical communication with the electronic microprocessor;
a data transmission path in electrical communication with the electronic microprocessor;
a control device in electrical communication with the electronic microprocessor through the data transmission path, the control device comprising a visual display and at least one user control configured to control the water pressure sensor assembly;
wherein the water connection fitting comprises only one fluid connection for fluidic communication between the point of use in the plumbing system and the pressure sensor and the temperature sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,428,467

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR MANUFACTURING FIBER-BASED MEAT CONTAINERS

Footprint International, ...

1. A fiber-based slurry for use in vacuum forming a meat tray, the slurry comprising:a fiber base of about 70% softwood and about 30% bagasse;
a moisture barrier; and
an oil barrier;
wherein the moisture barrier is in a range of about 1%-4% by weight and the oil barrier is in a range of about 1%-4% by weight.

US Pat. No. 10,428,453

CHEST IRONER

Electrolux Laundry System...

1. A chest ironer comprising a chest, a cylinder, displacement means for displacement of the chest and the cylinder relatively each other, and rotation means for rotation of the cylinder around an axis of rotation,the chest comprising a curved metal plate with a concave side which faces the cylinder, and a convex side opposite the concave side,
the cylinder comprising a cylindrical body, andat least one induction arrangement configured to heat the chest, the induction arrangement comprising at least one electrical conductor arranged at and electrically isolated from the chest at the convex side of the chest, the at least one electrical conductor being connectable to a high frequency power source.

US Pat. No. 10,428,437

WEAR-RESISTANT COATING PRODUCED BY ELECTRODEPOSITION AND PROCESS THEREFOR

MTU AERO ENGINES AG, Mun...

1. A coating, wherein the coating is wear-resistant and comprises an electrodeposited matrix which comprises from 15% by weight to 50% by weight Co, from 15% by weight to 50% by weight Ni, from 10% by weight to 30% by weight Cr, and from 1% by weight to 10% by weight Al, and in which first particles comprising hard material particles and/or slip material particles are incorporated in a proportion of from 5% by volume to 40% by volume.

US Pat. No. 10,428,417

COATED CUTTING TOOL

Seco Tools AB, Fagersta ...

1. A coated cutting tool comprising:a body, wherein the body comprises cemented carbide, cermet, ceramics, polycrystalline diamond or polycrystalline cubic boron nitride based materials; and
a hard and wear resistant PVD coating disposed on the body, the coating having a plurality of sub-coatings including a (Ti,Al)N sub-coating and a (Ti,Al,Cr)N sub-coating, the (Ti,Al)N sub-coating being a single layer, and the (Ti,Al,Cr)N sub-coating being a laminated structure, wherein the (Ti,Al)N sub-coating includes a (Ti1-xAlx)Nz-layer where 0.1

US Pat. No. 10,428,416

COATING FILM, MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR SAME, AND PVD DEVICE

NIPPON ITF, INC., Kyoto ...

1. A coating film of a sliding member, coated on a substrate surface, whereina hard carbon layer is formed continuing in columns-shape perpendicular to the substrate when observed in a cross-sectional bright-field TEM image,
the hard carbon layer is formed using a PVD method,
the ID/IG ratio is 1-6 when the hard carbon layer is measured using Raman spectroscopy, said ratio being the ratio of the Raman spectrum D band peak area intensity and G band peak area intensity,
a nano indentation hardness of the columnar hard carbon layer is 10 GPa to 35 GPa, and
the columnar hard carbon layer consists of amorphous hard carbon, or consists of amorphous hard carbon and graphite crystals.

US Pat. No. 10,428,409

HOT-ROLLED STEEL SHEET WITH EXCELLENT PRESS FORMABILITY AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREOF

NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION,...

1. A hot-rolled steel sheet with excellent press formability, consisting of, in mass %,C: 0.03 to 0.10%,
Si: 0.6 to 1.5%,
Mn: 0.5 to 2.0%,
Nb: 0-0.08%,
Ti: 0-0.2%,
W: 0-0.5%,
Mo: 0-0.4%,
Cu: 0-1.2%,
Ni: 0-0.6%,
Cr: 0-1.0%,
B: 0-0.005%,
Ca: 0-0.01%, and
REM: 0-0.01%, andhaving a balance of Fe and unavoidable impurities,as impurities,P: limited to 0.05% or less,
S: limited to 0.01% or less,
Al: limited to 0.30% or less,
N: limited to 0.01% or less,wherein the hot-rolled steel sheet has a tensile strength of at least 540 MPa, and wherein in the steel sheet, the X-ray random intensity ratios of {211} plane parallel to a surface of the steel sheet at the ½ thickness position, the ¼ thickness position, and the ? thickness position in the thickness direction from the surface are 1.5 or less, 1.3 or less, and 1.1 or less, respectively, andwherein in the metallic structure of said steel sheet, the area fraction of ferrite is 70% or more, the area fraction of bainite is 30% or less, the area fraction of either one or both of martensite having an area of 0.1 ?m2 or more and retained austenite having an area of 0.1 ?m2 or more is 2% or less, andwith regard to respective average intervals, average diameters and number densities of a cementite having an area of 0.1 ?m2 or more, an inclusion having an area of 0.05 ?m2 or more and either one or both of the martensite and the retained austenite, a void formation/connection index L defined by formula 1 is 11.5 or more:

n?, ni and nMA: number densities of the cementite, the inclusion and either one or both of the martensite and the retained austenite, respectively, and the unit is pieces/?m2;
D?, Di and DMA: average diameters of the cementite, the inclusion and either one or both of the martensite and the retained austenite, respectively, and the unit is ?m; and
L?, Li and LMA: average intervals of the cementite, the inclusion and either one or both of the martensite and the retained austenite, respectively, and the unit is ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,428,247

ADHESIVE COMPOSITION FOR TOUCH SENSOR AND OPTICAL LAMINATE USING THE SAME

DONGWOO FINE-CHEM CO., LT...

1. An adhesive composition for a touch sensor comprising: a photopolymerizable compound; a titanocene-based compound as a photoinitiator; and a phosphoric acid-based compound or a phosphonic acid-based compound as a curing accelerator,wherein the phosphoric acid-based compound is a compound of the following Chemical Formula 1:

wherein
R1 is hydrogen or methyl group,
R2 is a C1-C6 alkylene group,
n is an integer of 1 to 3, and
m is an integer of 1 to 10; and
wherein the phosphonic acid-based compound is a compound of the following Chemical Formula 2:

wherein
R3 is a C1-C6 alkyl group or an aryl group, and
R4 is hydrogen, a C1-C6 alkyl group, or an aryl group.

US Pat. No. 10,428,167

ESTERIFIED POLY(VINYL ACETAL) RESIN COMPOSITIONS, LAYERS, AND INTERLAYERS HAVING ENHANCED PROPERTIES

Solutia Inc., St. Louis,...

1. An acetoacetylized polymer comprising units having the structure:
wherein R? is hydrogen, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C12 alkyl, a substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C14 aryl, a substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C14 alkaryl, or a combination thereof, “x” is from about 52 to about 78 mole %, “y” is from about 26 to about 45 mole %, “z” is from about 0 to about 20 mole %, and “a” is present in an amount greater than 0 to 45 mole % such that 0?y?a?10 mole % and x+y+z=100; wherein the glass transition temperature of the acetoacetylized polymer is less than the glass transition temperature of the non-acetoacetylized polymer, or wherein the loss factor at the glass transition temperature of the acetoacetylized polymer is less than the loss factor at the glass transition temperature of the non-acetoacetylized polymer, or wherein both the glass transition temperature of the acetoacetylized polymer is less than the glass transition temperature of the non-acetoacetylized polymer and the loss factor at the glass transition temperature of the acetoacetylized polymer is less than the loss factor at the glass transition temperature of the non-acetoacetylized polymer.

US Pat. No. 10,428,132

TUMOR NECROSIS FACTOR-RELATED APOPTOSIS-INDUCING LIGAND VARIANT, AS WELL AS A PREPARATION METHOD AND USE THEREOF

WEST CHINA HOSPITAL, SICH...

1. A tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand variant, characterized in that the variant is a fusion protein of a tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand and an F3 peptide, and the F3 peptide is fused to the N-terminus or C-terminus of the tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand by a linker.

US Pat. No. 10,428,079

PROCESS FOR IMPROVED OXYCODONE SYNTHESIS

RHODES TECHNOLOGIES, Cov...

1. A process for preparing oxycodone or a salt or solvate thereof from thebaine, the process comprising or consisting of the steps
(a) oxidizing the thebaine to 14-hydroxycodeinone;
(b) adding an acid H+nXn? to the reaction mixture of step (a) before, during and/or after the oxidation reaction;
(c) optionally precipitating the resulting 14-hydroxycodeinone as 14-hydroxycodeinone salt or a solvate thereof;
(d) optionally isolating the precipitated 14-hydroxycodeinone salt or solvate thereof;
(e) providing a solution or suspension of the 14-hydroxycodeinone salt or solvate thereof;
(f) adding trifluoroacetic acid and/or a glycol to the solution or suspension obtained in step (e);
(g) after step (f), reducing the 14-hydroxycodeinone present in the solution or suspension to the oxycodone by hydrogenation; and
(h) optionally adding a base, thus raising the pH to a pH where the oxycodone precipitates as its free base, and isolating the oxycodone as its free base or a solvate thereof,
wherein
Xn? is an anion selected from the group consisting of Cl?, HSO4?, SO42?, methanesulfonate, tosylate, trifluoroacetate, H2PO4?, HPO42?, PO43?, oxalate, perchlorate, and any mixtures thereof; and
n is 1, 2, or 3.

US Pat. No. 10,428,049

TRPA1 MODULATORS

ALGOMEDIX, INC., Mill Cr...

1. A compound having the following formula,
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, or an isotopic variant thereof, wherein:
Z1 Z2, Z3, Z4, and Z5 are each independently selected from the group consisting of N, CH, and CRa;
or Z1 and X, together with atoms in the rings to which they are attached, form an additional fused, five- to eight-membered cycloalkyl or heterocyclyl ring with from 0 to 4 Rz substituents;
wherein at least one of Z2, Z3, and Z4 is N wherein 0, 1, or 2 of Z2, Z3, and Z4 is N;
Y1, Y2, Y3, Y4, and Y5 are each independently selected from the group consisting of N, CH, and CRb; wherein 0, 1, or 2 of Y1, Y2, Y3, Y4, and Y5 is N
each Ra and Rb is independently selected from the group consisting of cyano, carboxyl, C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 hydroxyalkyl, C3-C8 cycloalkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, C1-C4 haloalkyl, C1-C4 haloalkoxy, halo, amino, C1-C6 alkylamino, C1-C6 amido, C1-C4 alkyloxycarbonyl, C1-C6 alkylsulfonyl, and hydroxyl; or, alternatively, two adjacent Ra or two adjacent Rb, together with the atoms to which they are attached, form an additional fused aryl, heteroaryl, cycloalkyl, or heterocyclyl ring with from 0 to 4 Rz substituents;
each RZ is independently selected from the group consisting of halo, C1-C3 alkyl, C1-C3 haloalkyl, and C1-C3 alkoxy;
X is N or CRd;
Rd is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halo, cyano, C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 haloalkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, C1-C4 haloalkoxy, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, and C3-C6 cycloalkoxy;
W1, W2, W3, and W4 are each C(Rf)2;
each Rf is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C3 alkyl, C1-C3 fluoroalkyl, and halo;
or two axial Rf substituents of a pair of Wn selected from the group consisting of (W1 and W2), (W2 and W3), and (W3 and W4) join to form a —(C(Rz)2)t— bridge or a —(CH2)t— bridge;
t is an integer selected from 2 and 3;
Q is selected from the group consisting of C(Re)(D), F, and G;
Re is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C3 alkyl, and C1-C3 fluoroalkyl;
D is a bicyclic group of Formula Id,

F is a spirocyclic group of Formula If,

G is a bicyclic spirocyclic group of Formula Ig,

L2 and L3 are each independently selected from C?O and C?S;
Y6, Y7, Y8, Y9, and Y10 are each independently selected from the group consisting of N, CH, and CRb; wherein 0, 1, or 2 of Y6, Y7, Y8, Y9 and Y10 is N and
Rc is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 haloalkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, (C3-C6 cycloalkyl)C1-C3 alkyl, and C1-C7 acyl.

US Pat. No. 10,428,021

TRIPLE REUPTAKE INHIBITORS AND METHODS OF THEIR USE

Sunovion Pharmaceuticals ...

1. A pharmaceutical composition, comprising a therapeutically effective amount of a compound selected from the group consisting of:or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, solvate or stereoisomer thereof, and a pharmaceutically acceptable excipient.

US Pat. No. 10,427,980

PREPARATION METHOD OF CERAMIC MEMBRANE SUPPORT

SHANDONG GUIYUAN ADVANCED...

1. A preparation method of a ceramic membrane support, comprising steps of:(1) taking aluminium hydroxide, produced through a carbon decomposing process, as a raw material, pre-sintering the aluminium hydroxide, and obtaining an alumina product A;
(2) calcining after adding a first mineralizer into the alumina product A, and then grinding till a particle size is in a range of 5-15 ?m, and then obtaining a ?-alumina product B, wherein: the first mineralizer is one or more members selected from a group consisting of aluminum chloride, aluminum nitrate, boric acid, sodium borate, aluminum fluoride, ammonium fluoride, calcium fluoride, magnesium fluoride, magnesium carbonate, magnesium chloride, sodium chloride, ammonium chloride, cerium fluoride, cerium oxide and lanthanum oxide, and an added amount of the first mineralizer is 0.1-2 wt % of the alumina product A;
(3) mixing the product B with Al2O3.nH2O, wherein n=1-3, calcining after adding a second mineralizer into the mixed product B, obtaining a ?-alumina product C and heat-preserving the ?-alumina product C, wherein:
a mass ratio of the product B to the Al2O3.nH2O is in a range of (1-10):1, and the Al2O3.nH2O is one or more members selected from a group consisting of pseudoboehmite, boehmite and aluminum hydroxide;
the second mineralizer is one or more members selected from a group consisting of aluminum chloride, aluminum nitrate, boric acid, sodium borate, aluminum fluoride, ammonium fluoride, calcium fluoride, magnesium fluoride, magnesium carbonate, magnesium chloride, sodium chloride, ammonium chloride, cerium fluoride, cerium oxide and lanthanum oxide, and an added amount of the second mineralizer is 0.1-2 wt % of a total mass of the product B and the Al2O3.nH2O;
(4) grinding, scattering and grading the calcined and heat-preserved ?-alumina product C, and obtaining polyhedral alumina powders, wherein: a primary particle size D50 of the polyhedral alumina powders is in a range of 1-30 ?m; and
(5) selecting a part of the polyhedral alumina powders as aggregates, wherein the part of the polyhedral alumina powders comprises a first subpart of the polyhedral alumina powders whose D50 is in a range of 20-25 ?m and amount is 75-85% of a total mass of the polyhedral alumina powders, and a second subpart of the polyhedral alumina powders whose D50 is in a range of 3-5 ?m and amount is 15-25% of the total mass of the polyhedral alumina powders, obtaining muds after mixing and evenly stirring the aggregates with a binder, water, humectant and dispersant, aging the muds under vacuum sealed, extruding the aged muds and obtaining a green body by an extruder, heat-preserving after drying the green body, and then sintering, and finally obtaining a porous alumina support, wherein:
the binder is methylcellulose or hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose with an added amount of 4-10% of the total mass of the polyhedral alumina powders; an added amount of the water is 20-40% of the total mass of the polyhedral alumina powders; the humectant is glycerin with an added amount of 1.5-3.5% of the total mass of the polyhedral alumina powders; the dispersant is polyethylene glycol or PVA dispersant with an added amount of 2-5% of the total mass of the polyhedral alumina powders.

US Pat. No. 10,427,962

METHOD FOR TREATING A BLACK AND ODOROUS WATER BODY WITH A BIONIC PROCESS

Beijing University of Civ...

1. A method for treating a black and odorous water body comprising:(a) pre-treating the black and odorous water body, wherein the pre-treating comprises physically filtering the black and odorous water body through barriers with different thicknesses, subsequently adjusting the pH of the water body between 6.8 and 8.0, and then adding a biological enzyme to treat the water body;
(b) passing the pre-treated water body through a tubular purification system which has an intestinal-like structure, wherein the tubular purification system comprises one or more tubular structures, each comprising an outer wall and a folded inner wall which imitates the inner wall of small intestine; villus-like structures which imitate small intestine villi are densely disposed on the folded inner wall; the villus-like structures are capable of providing support for intestinal probiotics; and an aeration unit is disposed at the bottom of the tubular structures, and is able to provide oxygen into the tubular structures;
(c) passing the water body through the tubular purification system which has an intestinal-like structure into a microbial fuel cell, wherein the microbial fuel cell has two chambers, one comprising a microbial anode and the other comprising an air cathode; a glass fiber membrane is provided between the anode chamber and the cathode chamber as a proton exchange membrane; an external circuit connects the anode with the cathode through a conducting wire; a mixed microflora is attached to the surface of the anode and further degrades the organic materials in the water body treated by the tubular purification system under an anaerobic environment in the anode chamber; and the aeration unit disposed at the bottom of the tubular structure of the tubular purification system is capable of providing oxygen for the cathode chamber;
(d) pumping the water body treated by the microbial fuel cell into an inclined tube sedimentation tank, wherein the inclined tube sedimentation tank comprises a water inlet, a honeycomb-like inclined tube sedimentation area, a water collecting tube, a water outlet, a sludge collecting bucket, a perforated sludge discharge tube, and a sludge tank; the water inlet is positioned below the honeycomb-like inclined tube sedimentation area and the water outlet is positioned above the honeycomb-like inclined tube sedimentation area; the honeycomb-like inclined tube sedimentation area comprises a plurality of inclined tube structures; the inclined tube structures accumulate the suspended or solidified materials from the incoming water into a thin sludge layer on the bottom surface of the inclined tube structures; the thin sludge layer slides back to a sludge suspension layer under gravity, and then sinks into the sludge collecting bucket, and is discharged into the sludge tank via the perforated sludge discharge tube; and a supernatant rises to the water collecting tube and is discharged via the water outlet;
wherein the energy required for performing the method is from the energy generated by one or more solar cell panels and the microbial fuel cell.

US Pat. No. 10,427,890

MULTI-STRAND FLAT TOP CONVEYOR

Automatic Systems, Inc., ...

1. A vehicle production assembly comprises a conveyor system configured to support a vehicle, wherein the conveyor system comprises a first side conveyor chain, a second side conveyor chain, and a middle conveyor chain positioned between the first side conveyor chain and the second side conveyor chain, wherein the first side conveyor chain, the second side conveyor chain, and the middle conveyor chain are laterally aligned with each other to form a substantially continuous conveyor surface extending along a top surface of each of the first side conveyor chain, the second side conveyor chain, and the middle conveyor chain such that the conveyor surface has a width that is greater than a width of the vehicle to support each wheel of the vehicle on the top surface of the conveyor surface.

US Pat. No. 10,427,872

AUTOMATIC WAREHOUSE CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD

Shenzhen Whalehouse Techn...

7. An automatic warehouse control method, the automatic warehouse including a rack, a plurality of goods containers supported on the rack, and a container driving device configured to push the goods containers to move relative to the rack along a circulating path, the container driving device configured to move the goods containers in a stepping manner, with a length of each movement step equal to a length of one container space, the goods containers configured to contain goods therein, the automatic warehouse control method comprising the following steps:step a: inputting goods information to form goods warehousing data when the goods are loaded into goods containers;
step b: storing the goods warehousing data;
step c: retrieving goods warehousing data according to information of to-be-picked goods;
step d: moving all the goods containers as a whole circulatingly relative to the rack in the stepping manner at a constant speed so as to transport one of the goods containers that contains the to-be-picked goods to a goods-picking location according to a retrieved result, the goods-picking location being located on the circulating path of the goods containers;
wherein the container driving device is configured to push one of the goods containers in contact with the container driving device to move, and this one goods container when moving is configured to in turn push another goods container in front of this one goods container to move, such that the goods containers are moved circulatingly as a whole on the rack.

US Pat. No. 10,427,853

CONTAINER WITH PRESSURE ACCOMMODATION AREA

PepsiCo, Inc., Purchase,...

1. A container comprising:a neck portion defining a container opening;
a shoulder portion connected to the neck portion;
a body portion extending from the shoulder portion to a base portion,
wherein the body portion comprises two pressure accommodation areas and two vertical ribbed areas,
wherein each pressure accommodation area includes a first flat panel, a second flat panel, and a groove positioned on an outer surface of the body portion between the first flat panel and the second flat panel and connecting the first flat panel and the second flat panel,
wherein the grooves move in towards an interior of the body in response to a decrease in internal container pressure, and
wherein a horizontal cross section of each of the first flat panel and the second flat panel, respectively, is straight before the decrease in internal pressure and during the decrease in internal pressure as the recess moves towards the interior of the container.

US Pat. No. 10,427,758

MOORING LINE CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY FOR CONNECTING A MOORING LINE TO A FLOATING STRUCTURE

SINGLE BUOY MOORINGS INC....

1. A mooring line connector assembly for connecting a mooring line to a floating structure, the mooring line connector assembly comprising:a tubular housing mountable on the floating structure, the tubular housing having a lower housing end and an upper housing end with an inner circumference, the inner circumference comprising radially inwardly extending protrusions at the upper housing end;
a connector body extending along a connector axis, the connector body having an upper connector body end and a lower connector body end connected to the mooring line;
a guiding body extending along and rotatably disposed around the connector body between the upper connector body end and the lower connector body end to be freely rotatable around the connector body and the connector axis, the guiding body comprising an outwardly-protruding saw tooth pattern on an outer surface of the guiding body and a guiding part having an outer circumference at an upper guiding body end, the outer circumference comprising radially outwardly extending protrusions, the tubular housing being disposed coaxial with the connector axis and surrounding the guiding body; and
at least one orientation pin disposed on an inner surface of the tubular housing and configured to engage the outwardly-protruding saw tooth pattern on the outer surface of the guiding body,whereinin a first disconnected state, the outwardly-protruding saw tooth pattern and the at least one orientation pin are disengaged and the inner and outer circumferences are configured to allow the outer circumference of the guiding part to be moved past the inner circumference of the upper housing end along the connector axis in the direction of the floating structure from the lower housing end to the upper housing end to enter
a second disconnected state, in which the outer circumference of the guiding part at the upper guiding body end is moved through the inner circumference of the upper housing end and beyond the upper housing end along the connector axis in the direction of the floating structure, and in which the outwardly-protruding saw tooth pattern and the at least one orientation pin engage each other and are configured to cause rotation of the guiding body with respect to the tubular housing, around the connector body and the connector axis, when an axial force is exerted on the guiding body, to enter
a connected state, in which the outwardly-protruding saw tooth pattern and the at least one orientation pin are configured to be locked with respect to each other, and in which the radially inwardly extending protrusions and the radially outwardly extending protrusions are configured to prevent the outer circumference of the guiding part to be moved past the inner circumference of the upper housing end along the connector axis, in a direction away from the floating structure.

US Pat. No. 10,427,629

APPARATUS FOR REDUCING CHARGE FOR VEHICLE BACK GROUND

LANDMASTER CO., LTD., Yo...

1. Apparatus for reducing charge for a vehicle, comprising:a body; and
a conductive wire that extends from the body, wherein
the body includes:
a radiation generating layer containing a natural ore containing a radioactive substance;
a first metal layer containing a metal with a redox potential of 0 V or less or an alloy of a metal with a redox potential of 0 V or less,; and
a second metal layer containing a metal with a volume electric resistance rate of 4.7 ??·cm or less at 0° C. or an alloy of a metal with a volume electric resistance rate of 5 ??·cm or less at 0° C., and
the conductive wire extends from the second metal layer and is electrically connective with at least one of a minus terminal of a battery provided in the vehicle and an electrically connective connection in the vehicle other than a plus terminal of the battery and a plus connection electrically connected with the plus terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,427,568

ACTUATOR ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR SEAT ADJUSTMENT

SCHUKRA GERAETEBAU GMBH, ...

1. An actuator assembly for adjusting at least one component of a seat, the actuator assembly comprising:a first traction device comprising a sheath and an inner member slidably arranged in the sheath;
a second traction device comprising a cable or wire; and
an actuator comprising a spindle drive, said spindle drive including
a first member which is rotatably mounted, and
a second member which is threadingly engaged with the first member and secured against rotation,
wherein both the first traction device and the second traction device are coupled to the second member of the spindle drive,
wherein the cable or wire of the second traction device is attached to the second member of the spindle drive, and
wherein an end of the sheath of the first traction device abuts on the second member at a first side surface which is opposite to a second side surface of the second member to which the cable or wire of the second traction device is attached.

US Pat. No. 10,427,545

ELECTRIC VEHICLE SUPPLY EQUIPMENT (EVSE) FAULT INDICATOR SYSTEMS

FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES,...

1. An electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) assembly, comprising: a control box including a first fault indicator light assembly; a coupler including a second fault indicator light assembly; and a plug including a third fault indicator light assembly, wherein the plug includes at least two prongs configured for plugging the EVSE assembly into an external power source and wherein the first fault indicator light assembly is disposed about an entirety of an outer perimeter of the upper surface.

US Pat. No. 10,427,494

METHOD OF CONTROL OF HVAC SYSTEM AT VEHICLE STARTUP

Ford Global Technologies ...

1. A method for controlling a vehicle climate control system, comprising:prior to or at startup of the climate control system, determining satisfaction of a first predetermined set of conditions comprising determining that an air-conditioning (AC) system operating request has been made and that a vehicle heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) evaporator core temperature equals or exceeds a predetermined threshold HVAC evaporator core temperature value whereby an HVAC airflow into a passenger cabin will exceed a predetermined airflow temperature threshold; and
automatically implementing a first climate control system operating condition at least reducing the HVAC airflow into the passenger cabin.

US Pat. No. 10,427,414

INK TANK FOR REGULATING INK PRESSURE

Memjet Technologies Limit...

1. An ink delivery system for an inkjet printer comprising:an intermediary ink tank comprising:
a first ink chamber having an ink inlet port and an ink outlet port;
a second ink chamber having a gas port open to atmosphere, the first chamber having a smaller volume than the second chamber; and
a diffusion tube interconnecting the first and second ink chambers;
an ink supply reservoir connected to the ink inlet port;
an inkjet printhead having a printhead inlet port connected to the ink outlet port; and
a control system coordinating with the intermediary ink tank for controlling an ink pressure of ink delivered to the printhead,
wherein the intermediary tank is positioned below the printhead.

US Pat. No. 10,427,386

SEMI-FINISHED PRODUCT MANUFACTURED FROM PREPREG, THREE-DIMENSIONAL PREFORMED BODY AND OVERMOLDED PART

Compagnie Plastic Omnium,...

1. A semi-product made of a prepreg, the semi-product comprising:at least a first prepreg layer and a second prepreg layer, and
a magnetic material layer between the first prepreg layer and the second prepreg layer,
wherein when thermoplastic resin contained in the first prepreg layer and the second prepreg layer is softened, the magnetic material layer retains magnetic properties thereof and can be attracted by a magnet,
wherein at least one prepreg layer of the first prepreg layer and the second prepreg layer has a cut-out portion, and the magnetic material layer is at least laid in at least one of the cut-out portions.

US Pat. No. 10,427,261

METAL CHIP CONVEYOR HAVING INTERNAL CHIP REMOVAL STRUCTURE

Fongei Industry Co., Ltd....

1. A metal chip conveyor having an internal chip removal structure, comprising:a machine body, having a casing, an accommodating room being enclosed by the casing;
an endless conveyor belt, disposed in the accommodating room and driven by a drive device; the accommodating room defining an inner space enclosed by the conveyor belt and an outer space outside the conveyor belt; two sides of the conveyor belt being provided with a pair of chains each having a plurality of chain links, the chain links each having a first opening facing the inner space and a second opening facing the outer space; and
two support bushes, respectively, disposed on two detachable cover plates located at opposite sides of the casing and extending toward the accommodating room; the conveyor belt passing around the two support bushes and being supported by the two support bushes, the support bushes covering the first openings of the chain links corresponding in position to the support bushes when the conveyor belt is running.

US Pat. No. 10,427,236

BURNER FOR A WELDING APPARATUS

FRONIUS INTERNATIONAL Gmb...

1. A welding method using a non-melting electrode and a welding wire as the filler material for igniting a primary arc between the non-melting electrode of a burner of a welding apparatus and a workpiece, the method comprising:establishing a short circuit between a tip of the welding wire and the workpiece;
supplying the non-melting electrode with a welding current for maintaining the primary arc;
adjusting an igniting current in the welding wire;
lifting the welding wire away from the workpiece to ignite an igniting arc between the workpiece and the tip of the welding wire lifted from the workpiece; and
igniting, via the igniting arc, the primary arc in a region ionized by the igniting arc between the non-melting electrode and the workpiece.

US Pat. No. 10,427,234

METHOD FOR BRAZING A METAL PART ONTO A ZIRCONIA COMPONENT, AND BRAZED IMPLANTABLE DEVICE

PNL HOLDING, Collegien (...

1. A method for brazing a metal part onto a surface of a zirconia component, comprising the steps of:altering the surface state of the component to permit attachment of a first metallization layer,
cleaning the component to eliminate impurities from its surface,
depositing a first metallization layer, consisting mainly of titanium, on the surface of the component,
depositing a second metallization layer, consisting mainly of niobium, on the first metallization layer,
applying the part against the second metallization layer,
depositing a gold brazing metal on the part and the second metallization layer, and
cooling the brazed area in a temperature-controlled manner,
stress-relieving heat treatment being performed under load on the metal part before brazing.

US Pat. No. 10,427,214

WATER-COOLED CENTRIFUGAL PIPE CASTING MACHINE

Shenyang Yate Industrial ...

6. A water-cooled centrifugal pipe casting machine, comprising:a sector ladle tilting system,
a pouring runner,
a pipe mold, and
a pipe removing device, each of which are connected successively,
wherein the pipe mold is provided to a travel system, and rotation of the pipe mold is controlled by a pipe mold rotating system,
the sector ladle tilting system comprises a sector ladle, a sector ladle driving mechanism, a servo motor, and a ladle tilting reducer,
wherein the servo motor is connected to the ladle tilting reducer, an output end of the ladle tilting reducer is connected to one end of the sector ladle driving mechanism, and an opposite end of the sector ladle driving mechanism is connected to the sector ladle,
wherein the travel system comprises:
a travel trolley,
a travel base, and
a travel driving system,
wherein the travel driving system is provided on the travel base, the travel trolley is provided on the travel driving system, and movement of the travel trolley is controlled by the travel driving system,
wherein the travel driving system comprises:
a rack,
a gear,
a coupling, and
a power device,
wherein the power device is connected to an input end of the coupling, an output end of the coupling is connected to the gear, the gear is engaged with the rack, the rack is connected to a trolley body of the travel trolley, and the gear is provided on the travel base.

US Pat. No. 10,427,202

COUPLING SYSTEM

LUDWIG ERNHARDT GMBH, La...

1. A coupling system comprising:a) a coupling device,
b) a counter-coupling device selectively coupled to the coupling device, and
c) a locking device included in the coupling device and the counter-coupling device, the locking device configured to lock the coupling device to the counter-coupling device in a locking state and unlocks the coupling device and the counter-coupling device in an unlocking state,
d) wherein the locking device unlocks and locks solely based on a relative motion of the coupling device and of the counter-coupling device without an external drive, the relative motion including bringing the coupling device and the counter-coupling device together to automatically lock the coupling device to the counter-coupling device, and placing the locked coupling system in contact with an external surface to automatically unlock the coupling device from the counter-coupling device,
e) the coupling system is configured for use with a machine,
f) the coupling device is configured to be arranged on a first machine component of the machine,
g) the counter-coupling device is configured to be arranged on a second machine component of the machine,
h) the first machine component is a positioning mechanism, and
i) the second machine component is a gripper rail.

US Pat. No. 10,427,180

DEVICE FOR DISCHARGING FLUIDS

iSi GmbH, Vienna (AT)

1. Apparatus for discharge of fluids, the apparatus comprising:a container that is to be opened and closed, and forms a device interior space for accommodation of a spray medium;
a capsule connector, in order to produce a fluidic connection between an exchangeable gas-filled capsule and the apparatus;
a discharge opening through which the spray medium can be discharged from the device interior space when the apparatus is activated; and
a first pressure regulator provided in order to guarantee discharge of the spray medium at a uniform pressure;
wherein the first pressure regulator comprises a low-pressure piston, a low-pressure piston spring, and a high-pressure valve, the low-pressure piston having a low-pressure piston surface, the high-pressure valve having a high-pressure valve tappet and a high-pressure valve spring;
wherein the high-pressure valve tappet comprises a conical section and a cylindrical section adjoining the conical section;
wherein the cylindrical section of the high-pressure tappet presses against the low-pressure piston;
wherein such a pressure can be applied to the low-pressure piston surface via the gas from the capsule, such that the low-pressure piston spring is compressed and the high-pressure valve is closed; and
wherein the first pressure regulator further comprises a pressure-control valve disposed between the capsule connector and the high-pressure valve along a flow path of the gas from the capsule, wherein the pressure-control valve has a pressure-control valve piston and a sealing cone, the pressure-control valve piston having a pressure-control valve piston surface and a face-side partial surface facing away from the pressure-control valve piston surface for pressing on the sealing cone.

US Pat. No. 10,427,128

NON-THERMAL PLASMA GATE DEVICE

Pear Labs LLC, Blue Spri...

1. A plasma gate device comprising:a housing including an internal reactor chamber;
a gas inlet configured to receive a source gas that flows to the reactor chamber;
a first dielectric and a second dielectric spaced apart from one another, each dielectric including an upper surface and a lower surface, the two dielectrics oriented such that the lower surface of the first dielectric faces the upper surface of the second dielectric, wherein the first dielectric forms an upper boundary of the reactor chamber and the second dielectric forms a lower boundary of the reactor chamber;
a first electrode in contact with the upper surface of the first dielectric and a second electrode in contact with the lower surface of the second dielectric, the first electrode configured to receive a first electric voltage, the second electrode configured to receive a second electric voltage, the first and second electric voltages in combination generating an electric field in the reactor chamber through which the source gas flows creating a plasma; and
a third electrode in contact with either the first dielectric or the second dielectric, and including a portion exposed to the reactor chamber, the third electrode configured to receive a third electric voltage either to emit electrons into the plasma to create negatively-charged ions or to receive electrons from the plasma to create positively-charged ions.

US Pat. No. 10,427,076

DIATOMACEOUS EARTH FILTER APPARATUS AND METHOD

Pentair Water Pool and Sp...

1. A method of filtering contaminants from pool water using diatomaceous earth, the method comprising:providing a filter tank comprising an inlet, an outlet, a baffle assembly, an air bleeder tube extending from a bottom manifold to a top manifold, an air relief valve, and at least one filter cartridge with a septum coated with diatomaceous earth, wherein the at least one filter cartridge is coupled to the bottom manifold and the top manifold;
closing a pool drain of a pool to enable a skimmer of the pool to provide liquid to the filter tank;
removing air from the filter tank through the air relief valve;
spraying unfiltered liquid into the filter tank via the baffle assembly to substantially fill the filter tank with liquid;
closing the air relief valve when unfiltered liquid begins to flow from the air relief valve;
adding a solution including diatomaceous earth to the filter tank;
continuing to spray unfiltered liquid into the filter tank via the baffle assembly to create turbulence in the unfiltered liquid;
directing the unfiltered liquid from an exterior of the at least one filter cartridge through the septum coated with diatomaceous earth to an interior of the at least one filter cartridge in order to filter the liquid;
directing the filtered liquid through the at least one filter cartridge to the outlet of the filter tank; and drawing air from a top of the filter tank into the air bleeder tube and forcing the air out of the outlet of the filter tank.

US Pat. No. 10,427,038

GAME CONSOLE INCORPORATING BEAM-SPLITTER DISPLAY AND REAL WORLD OBJECTS

Toccata Gaming Internatio...

1. A game console comprising:a housing having an open or transparent top and an open or transparent front;
a projector situated on the top of the housing;
a computer operationally connected to the projector and programmed to execute a video game;
at least one controller operationally connected to the computer and dimensioned and configured to control play of the video game;
a first beam splitter disposed inside the housing and positioned so that images generated by the projector are at least partially reflected from the first beam splitter and exit the front of the housing;
a real world object disposed inside the housing at a position such that the beam splitter is situated between the real world object and the front face of the housing, and wherein at least a portion of light reflecting off of or projected from the real world object is transmitted through the first beam splitter and exits the front of the housing;
wherein the projector generates an opaque mask whose shape corresponds to that of the real world object and is projected from the projector in registration with real world object and whose reflection from the beam splitter is not seen by players of the game; and
wherein at least one other image projected by the projector and reflected off the beam splitter is no longer projected when it is superimposed with the opaque mask.

US Pat. No. 10,427,015

ADJUSTABLE LOFT GOLF CLUB HEAD

Ringertown Innovations, L...

1. A golf club head for use with a golf club shaft, the golf club head comprising:a housing component comprising a toe, a heel, a center portion connecting the toe and the heel, and a sole extending along a bottom surface of the housing component between the toe and the heel;
a face component comprising a blade and a housing component engaging portion attached to the blade and the housing component, wherein a loft of the blade in relation to the golf club shaft is adjustable; and
a plurality of adjusting components insertable into the housing component through the sole for engaging and repositioning the housing component engaging portion of the face component to adjust the loft of the blade by pushing a bottom of the blade away from the housing component; and
a securing component comprising a threaded end and a tightening end for securing the face component to the housing component once the loft is adjusted; and
wherein the toe comprises a toe hole extending laterally through at least a portion of the toe dimensioned to receive the securing component.

US Pat. No. 10,426,887

HANDLE FOR MOBILE STAND FOR USE WITH INTRAVENOUS DELIVERY OF MEDICATIONS

Pedigo Products, Inc., V...

1. A handle for an IV stand having a pole, the handle comprising:a connector portion configured to be mounted to the pole; and
a handle grip connected to the connector portion, the handle grip comprising a central section positioned between first and second side sections, the first side section extending upwardly from the central section to a first end of the handle grip, the second side section extending upwardly from the central section to a second end of the handle grip, the first and second ends being spaced apart from the connector portion, the central section being non-planar with respect to the first and second ends, the central section being positioned lower than the first and second ends, the first and second side sections each being configured to be gripped by a hand of a user, the first side section being configured to position the hand between the central section and the first end, the second side section being configured to position the hand between the central section and the second end.

US Pat. No. 10,426,785

C-19 STEROIDS FOR INHIBITING NEOVASCULARIZATION

Curadis GmbH, Erlangen (...

1. A method of treating or preventing a pathological condition involving angiogenesis in a patient, the method comprising:administering an effective amount of a compound to the patient, wherein the compound is defined by Formula 1:

wherein:
a, b and c respectively denote, independently from each other, a single bond or a double bond, with the proviso that at least one of a, b and c represents a double bond, and with the proviso that if a is single bond and b is double bond, R2 is not H;
R1 is either hydrogen or C1 to C6 alkyl;
R2 is either OR5 or hydrogen, wherein R5 is hydrogen or C1 to C12 straight chain or branched alkyl;
R3 is, in case of c being a single bond, either hydrogen or C1 to C6 alkyl, or in case of c being a double bond, CHR5, wherein R5 is the same as defined before; and
R4 is hydrogen, C1 to C12 alkyl, phenyl unsubstituted or substituted by C1 to C12 alkyl or COR6 acyl group; R6 being hydrogen, C1 to C12 straight chain or branched alkyl, phenyl or benzoyl, respectively unsubstituted or substituted by C1 to C12 alkyl, or any group leading to hydroxyl upon biological metabolization or chemical deprotection, the group being an ester, ether, acetale, carbonate, ca late, phosphate, phosphonate, ketal, sulfate, or sulfonate; and salts thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,426,679

SYSTEMS FOR PATIENT SUPPORT SURFACE ORIENTATION AND DISPLACEMENT

UMANO MEDICAL INC., (CA)...

1. A backrest pivoting system for a bed, the bed having a frame and a backrest pivotably connected to the frame, the backrest pivoting system comprising:an actuator having a first actuator portion connected to an actuator pivot pin movably mounted to the frame and a second actuator portion connected to the backrest for pivoting the backrest relative to the frame, the actuator further having a transmission adapted for operatively coupling the second actuator portion to the first actuator portion;
a release operatively connected to the transmission, the release being movable between a locked position in which the first actuator portion is coupled to the second actuator portion and an unlocked position in which the second actuator portion is decoupled from the first actuator portion to allow free pivoting of the backrest towards the frame;
a resilient member between the frame and the actuator pivot pin, the resilient member being compressible and configured such that the actuator pivot pin moves towards the frame when the release is moved from the unlocked position into the locked position as the backrest pivots towards the frame.

US Pat. No. 10,426,666

WEIGHTED SLEEP MASK

Gravity Products LLC, Br...

1. A sleep mask, comprising:a weighted mask component comprising:
a forward panel;
a rear panel, the rear panel attached to the forward panel via a second seam along a periphery of the weighted mask component, wherein the forward panel and rear panel are joined together by stitching to form a plurality of compartments, the stitching comprising at least one horizontal stitch that serves as a divider at least three of the plurality of compartments, wherein the plurality of compartments are filled with beads made of glass to cause the weighted mask component to weigh at least 370 grams, wherein the stitching is adapted to cause a decrease in thickness of the weighted mask component at locations of eyes of a human user thereby causing pressure from the sleep mask on the human user to be greater around the eyes of the human user than directly over the eyes of the human user when the sleep mask is worn by the human user lying down, and wherein the weighted mask component is shaped so that weight from the beads made of glass apply weight to cheeks of the human user when worn by the human user; and
a sleep mask cover comprising:
a front cover component comprising fleece;
a rear cover component, the rear cover component attached to the front cover component via a seam along sides of the sleep mask cover and a bottom of the sleep mask cover, the rear cover component being made from a material different from fleece; and
the front cover component and second cover component being joined together by stitching to form an internal chamber shaped to hold the weighted mask component into the internal chamber, wherein the front cover component and the second cover component are joined to form an opening between the front cover component and the rear cover component along an upper portion of the sleep mask cover, wherein access through the opening is controlled through a zipper along the upper portion to allow the weighted mask component to be removed from the internal chamber to allow the sleep mask to be worn without the weighted mask component, and further wherein the front cover component and rear cover component are sewn together to secure a first elastic tape portion to one side of the sleep mask cover and to secure a second elastic tape portion to another side of the sleep mask cover opposite the one side of the sleep mask cover, the first elastic tape portion comprising a snap component and the second elastic tape comprises a receiver portion configured such that the receiver component can be removably attached to the snap component.

US Pat. No. 10,426,645

POLYMERIC STENT AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

DOTTER INTELLECTUAL PTE. ...

1. A polymeric stent, wherein the polymeric stent comprises a polylactic acid tube and wherein a pattern is cut on the polylactic acid tube using a second harmonic generator laser in which a first wavelength of 940 nm to 1,552 nm is converted to a second wavelength of 470 nm to 776 nm,wherein a pulse width of the second harmonic generator laser is 1 fs to 900 fs and wherein a repetition rate of the second harmonic generator laser is 2 kHz to 200 kHz, and
wherein the polymeric stent comprises a variation in polydispersity index (PDI), represented by the following Equation 1, of 20% or less:

wherein in Equation 1,
A is a polydispersity index of the polymeric stent before the pattern is cut on the polylactic acid tube, and
B is a polydispersity index of the polymeric stent after the pattern is cut on the polylactic acid tube.

US Pat. No. 10,426,620

APPARATUS AND METHOD TO RESHAPE GEOMETRY OF DISEASED HEART VALVE

MITRAL TECHNOLOGIES S.A.,...

1. A method of inserting an annuloplasty device, comprising:(1) placing a first holding element into a coronary sinus of a heart;
(2) connecting one or more connecting elements to the first holding element;
(3) pulling at least one of the one or more connecting elements to increase mitral valve leaflet coaptation;
(4) placing a second holding element at the level of the mitro-aortic junction and fibrous trigon of the heart below the aortic valve and connecting the one or more connecting elements to the second holding element.

US Pat. No. 10,426,605

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MITRAL VALVE REGURGITATION TREATMENT

Sino Medical Sciences Tec...

1. A mitral valve replacement device adapted to be deployed at a mitral valve position in a human heart, comprising:an atrial flange defining an atrial end of the device, the atrial flange having a ventricular end that extends horizontally in a radial direction;
a ventricular portion defining a ventricular end of the device;
a neck positioned between the atrial flange and the ventricular portion;
an annulus support that is positioned between the ventricular portion and the neck, the annulus support including a ring of anchors, each anchor extending radially from the neck and ending in a rounded tip that bends in a circumferential direction, each anchor further including a segment that extends radially outwardly from the tip, then bends longitudinally toward the ventricular end, and then bends radially inwardly, with an annular clipping space defined between the atrial flange and the ring of anchors;
a plurality of leaflet holders positioned at the atrial end of the atrial flange; and
a plurality of valve leaflets secured to the leaflet holders, and positioned inside the atrial flange at a location above the native annulus.

US Pat. No. 10,426,528

PERCUTANEOUS TRANSVERSE CONNECTOR SYSTEM

The University of Iowa Re...

1. A transverse rod installation instrument assembly for inserting a transverse rod on a spine of a subject percutaneously comprising:an ipsilateral rod clamp;
a contralateral rod clamp;
a first rod clamp extender configured to be mounted on the ipsilateral rod clamp and a second rod clamp extender configured to be mounted on the contralateral rod clamp when the ipsilateral rod clamp and the contralateral rod clamp are secured to a vertebra at an ipsilateral and a contralateral pedicle of the vertebra; and
a pivoting installation instrument configured to be pivotably mounted to the first rod clamp extender and the second rod clamp extender to pass a transverse rod percutaneously through a head portion of the ipsilateral rod clamp and to a head portion of the contralateral rod clamp after passing through a spinous process of the vertebra along arc “A” on radius “R” such that the transverse rod is secured at the head portion of the ipsilateral rod clamp and the head portion of the contralateral rod clamp, wherein the head portion is superior to a longitudinal rod receiving section having an upper surface and a lower surface and having a tightening screw through its upper surface for securing the longitudinal rod receiving section to a longitudinal rod when positioned therein, and positioned between the transverse rod receiving section and the longitudinal rod receiving section is a polyaxial head to allow for freedom of movement when positioning the transverse rod in the transverse rod receiving section.

US Pat. No. 10,426,455

SURGICAL ANCHOR AND METHOD OF USE

Westek, LLC, Fresno, CA ...

1. A surgical method for attaching tissue to bone, comprising:selecting a surgical anchor, the surgical anchor comprising:
a shaft comprising a side wall, a top end, a terminal end, and a central axis extending from the top end to the terminal end;
a head positioned at the top end of the shaft, the head comprising a beveled bottom surface oriented at a first angle relative to the central axis of the shaft;
a central bore extending through at least a portion of the shaft along the central axis;
a first side bore extending from the shaft side wall to the central bore and angled at a second angle relative to the central axis of the shaft, the first side bore comprising a first opening in the shaft side wall positioned proximate to an intersection of the beveled bottom surface of the head and the shaft side wall;
a second side bore positioned a radial distance around the shaft from the first side bore, the second side bore extending from the shaft side wall to the central bore and angled at a third angle relative to the central axis of the shaft, and comprising a second opening in the shaft side wall positioned proximate to the intersection of the beveled bottom surface of the head and the shaft side wall;
drilling a hole through a bone and chamfering an edge of the hole, the hole passing from a visible surgical field of view to a hidden surgical field of view and adapted to receive the surgical anchor;
retrieving a tissue to be attached to the bone and securing one or more sutures in the tissue;
placing an elastomeric membrane adjacent to the hole in the hidden surgical field of view;
selecting a shuttle stitch comprising a leading end adapted to pass through the elastomeric membrane and a barb at the leading end, the barb adapted to resist movement of the shuttle stitch back through the elastomeric membrane and thereby capturing the shuttle stitch in the elastomeric membrane;
inserting the shuttle stitch into the elastomeric membrane such that the barb passes into the elastomeric membrane and is captured therein;
moving the elastomeric membrane and the captured shuttle stitch from the hidden surgical field of view to the visible surgical field of view;
removing the shuttle stitch from the elastomeric membrane and coupling the shuttle stitch to the one or more sutures;
withdrawing the shuttle stitch and the coupled one or more sutures back through the hole in the bone and decoupling the shuttle stitch from the one or more sutures;
passing the one or more sutures through the central bore of the surgical anchor and out one or both of the first and second side bores;
inserting the surgical anchor into the hole in the bone;
removing excess slack in the one or more sutures such that the tissue is positioned in contact with the bone; and
securing the surgical anchor into the hole in the bone such that the beveled bottom surface of the head contacts the chamfered edge of the hole, thereby immobilizing the one or more sutures between the beveled bottom surface and the chamfered edge.

US Pat. No. 10,426,428

METHOD FOR DATA ANALYSIS AND PROCESSING OF AN ELASTICITY DETECTION DEVICE, AND ELASTICITY DETECTION DEVICE

WUXI HISKY MEDICAL TECHNO...

1. A method for medical data analysis and processing of an elasticity detection device, the elasticity detection device comprising an excitation device for generating an elastic shear wave in a subject's viscoelastic medium, and a capturing device for determining displacement information generated by the viscoelastic medium of a human body under an action of the elastic shear wave; wherein the method for medical data analysis and processing of an elasticity detection device comprises:determining, by the elasticity detection device, whether a communication connection between the elasticity detection device and a cloud server is normal;
when the communication connection is normal, transmitting, by the elasticity detection device, the displacement information to the cloud server so that the cloud server stores the displacement information into a medical database of the cloud server;
receiving and storing, by the elasticity detection device, an offline medical data packet of the human body transmitted by the cloud server, the offline medical data packet of the human body being determined by the cloud server according to attribute information of the elasticity detection device, wherein the offline medical data packet of the human body is periodically updated by the elasticity detection device according to the offline medical data packet of the human body transmitted by the cloud server so as to guarantee the real-time validity of the offline medical data packet and is stored in the elasticity detection device;
transmitting, by the elasticity detection device, to the cloud server a medical data analysis request comprising an analysis keyword so as to instruct the cloud server to obtain from the medical database first medical data of the human body to be analyzed corresponding to the analysis keyword, and analyze the first medical data of the human body to be analyzed to obtain a first analysis result for determining health condition of the human body; wherein the first medical data of the human body to be analyzed comprise displacement information corresponding to the analysis keyword among all displacement information of the elasticity detection device; and receiving and presenting, by the elasticity detection device, the first analysis result transmitted by the cloud server;
when the elasticity detection device determines that the communication connection between the elasticity detection device and the cloud server is not normal, obtaining from the offline medical data packet of the human body, by the elasticity detection device, second medical data of the human body to be analyzed corresponding to the medical data analysis request and analyzing the second medical data of the human body to be analyzed to obtain a second analysis result for determining health condition of the human body, wherein the first analysis result and the second analysis result are presented on the elasticity detection device by ways of a trend chart of detection results of the human body's historical displacement, and wherein the second medical data of the human body to be analyzed comprise displacement information corresponding to the analysis keyword among all displacement information of the elasticity detection device comprised in the offline medical data packet of the human body.

US Pat. No. 10,426,355

INFRARED THERMOMETER

MICROLIFE CORPORATION, T...

1. An infrared thermometer, comprisinga handheld part;
a head connected to the handheld part, the head comprising
a bottom shell;
an infrared sensor configured to measure the temperature of an object to be measured;
a holder configured to hold the infrared sensor to the bottom shell;
a housing configured to accommodate the infrared sensor and the holder and to be joined to the bottom shell;
a first conductor arranged on the housing; and
a second conductor arranged between the first conductor and the handheld part and adjacent to the holder; and
a microcontroller configured to inactivate the infrared sensor to measure the temperature based on a second signal generated by the second conductor;
wherein the first conductor is configured to detect the distance between the head and a surface of the object to be measured when the surface of the object to be measured is approaching to the head; and
wherein the second conductor reduces interference to the first conductor from a surface of any other object not to be measured when the surface of any other object not to be measured is approaching to the head.

US Pat. No. 10,426,287

CURTAIN ROD

ABO WINDOW FASHION CORP.,...

1. A curtain rod structure comprising:an inner tube, an outer tube, and a blocking unit disposed between the inner and outer tubes, an outer diameter of the inner tube being smaller than an inner diameter of the outer tube, and the inner tube slidably disposed in the outer tube;
wherein the blocking unit has a fixed sleeve, a spring, an axial rod and a packing cover, the fixed sleeve mounted at an open end of the inner tube and having a non-circular through aperture at a bottom end thereof, an end of the spring disposed in the fixed sleeve, the axial rod being a non-circular rod disposed through the through aperture of the fixed sleeve, an end of the axial rod provided with a tapered securing end for limiting movement out of the through aperture, another end of the axial rod provided with a blocking portion pushing against another end of the spring;
a tapered assembling portion disposed at an end of the blocking portion, a threaded section provided around the assembling portion; and
a tapered aperture having a threaded section is formed in the packing cover and configured for engaging with the assembling portion of the axial rod;
wherein the packing cover has at least one slot and a plurality of ribs configured for holding an inner surface of the outer tube.

US Pat. No. 10,426,286

INTERIOR DISPLAY HANGING ORNAMENT

Rich Vigil, Lakewood, CO...

1. An interior display hanging ornament, comprising: an ornament body having a mouth with an access port;the access port being large enough to allow a memento to be inserted therethrough and placed in an interior of the ornament body;
the ornament body being at least partially transparent so that an object placed in the interior thereof is visible to an outside observer;
a removably attached port cap attached over the access port and sealing off the interior, the port cap having a port cap lid, a port lip grip, a cap release actuator, a rear cap wall, a front cap wall, a first movement gap, and a second movement gap;
the port lip grip having a first port lip groove engagement protrusion that fits over a port lip on a sidewall of the mouth, the first port lip groove engagement protrusion releasably engaging the port lip groove between the ornament body and the access port to secure the port cap on the ornament body;
the cap release actuator having an upper portion and a lower portion and being attached to the port cap lid via a port cap lid hinge, where the cap release actuator releasably engages the port lip groove between the ornament body and the access port;
the cap release actuator having a second port lip groove engagement protrusion that fits over the port lip on the sidewall of the mouth, the second port lip groove engagement protrusion releasably engaging the port lip groove to secure the port cap on the ornament body;
the rear cap wall and front cap wall extending downwardly from the port cap lid and extending radially between the port lip grip and the cap release actuator respectively along a rear and front surface of the port cap;
the first movement gap and the second movement gap in the port cap separating the cap release actuator respectively from the rear cap wall and the front cap wall; and
a dual hanger loop attached to the port cap and having an upper loop portion and a lower loop portion, the upper loop portion having a hole therethrough so that a hanging device can extend through the hole and suspend the interior display hanging ornament thereby, the lower loop portion having a hole therethrough;
wherein the first movement gap and the second movement gap in the port cap facilitate hinging of the cap release actuator on the port cap lid hinge such that the lower portion is drawn outwards from the port lip when the upper portion is pressed inwards towards the upper loop portion.

US Pat. No. 10,426,185

TASTE SUBSTANCE-SUPPLYING ARTICLE

KEIO UNVERSITY, Tokyo (J...

1. A taste substance-supplying device, comprising:a seasoning, an amount of which is substantially smaller than an amount that is normally desired;
a taste-releasing part configured to retain the seasoning and to release the seasoning; and
a fixing part, formed with an adhesive, and configured to fix the taste-releasing part in an oral cavity so that the taste-releasing part can be in contact with at least a portion of taste receptors located within the oral cavity,
wherein the taste-releasing part directly supplies the seasoning to the taste receptors.
US Pat. No. 10,429,392

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF CANCER

BIONTECH RNA PHARMACEUTIC...

1. A method for diagnosis, detection or monitoring of a glioblastoma characterized by expression of a tumor antigen, the method comprising the detection of and/or determination of the quantity of one or more parameters selected from the group consisting of:(i) a nucleic acid which codes for said tumor antigen or a tumor antigen peptide derived from said tumor antigen,
(ii) a peptide comprising the amino acid sequence of said tumor antigen or of a tumor antigen peptide derived from said tumor antigen,
(iii) an antibody which binds to a peptide comprising the amino acid sequence of said tumor antigen or of a tumor antigen peptide derived from said tumor antigen,
(iv) a T cell that recognizes a peptide comprising the amino acid sequence of said tumor antigen or of a tumor antigen peptide derived from said tumor antigen, and
(v) a cell which presents a peptide comprising the amino acid sequence of said tumor antigen peptide derived from a tumor antigen,
in a biological sample isolated from a patient,
wherein said tumor antigen comprises an amino acid sequence encoded by a nucleic acid which comprises the nucleic acid sequence according to SEQ ID NO: 1 or 2 of the sequence listing and said tumor antigen peptide comprises an amino acid sequence corresponding to the amino acid sequence of a fragment of said tumor antigen, wherein said tumor antigen peptide comprises at least 6 consecutive amino acids of said tumor antigen, wherein the presence of the nucleic acid, peptide, antibody, T cell, or cell in the biological sample or an increased quantity of the nucleic acid, peptide, antibody, T cell, or cell in the biological sample compared to a reference level is indicative of glioblastoma.
US Pat. No. 10,428,390

METHOD FOR DETECTING METHYLATION OF COLORECTAL CANCER SPECIFIC METHYLATION MARKER GENE FOR COLORECTAL CANCER DIAGNOSIS

GENOMICTREE, INC., Daeje...

1. A method for detecting CpG methylation of GPM6A (glycoprotein M6A) gene, the method comprising the steps of:(a) isolating genomic DNA from a clinical sample;
(b) treating the genomic DNA or a fragment thereof with bisulfite;
(c) amplifying a methylated CpG of GPM6A gene in the bisulfite-treated genomic DNA or fragment thereof from step (b) by using primer pair comprising:
a primer comprising the sequence of SEQ ID NO: 25, and a primer comprising the sequence of SEQ ID NO: 24, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41, 43, 45, 47, 49, 51, 53, 55, 57 or 59 to amplify a methylated CpG of the bisulfite-treated GPM6A gene; and
(d) determining whether the CpG of GPM6A was methylated based on whether the DNA was amplified in step (c).
US Pat. No. 10,426,126

GARDEN BEAN NAMED HMX5107

HM.CLAUSE, INC., Davis, ...

1. A seed of bean cultivar designated HMX5107, wherein a representative sample of seed of said cultivar has been deposited under NCIMB No. 43120.
US Pat. No. 10,426,161

SOLID ANTIMICROBIAL COMPOSITIONS WITH ENHANCED SOLUBILITY

Biosyn Inc, Littleton, C...

15. The antimicrobial composition in unit dose form of claim 14, further comprising an oxidizer encapsulated by the water-soluble packaging, wherein the oxidizer is encapsulated separately from the at least one antimicrobial quaternary ammonium compound and the water-soluble spacer compound.
US Pat. No. 10,428,212

POLY(VINYL ACETAL) RESIN COMPOSITIONS, LAYERS, AND INTERLAYERS HAVING ENHANCED OPTICAL PROPERTIES

Solutia Inc., St. Louis,...

1. An interlayer comprising:a first resin layer comprising a first poly(vinyl acetal) resin and a first plasticizer;
a second resin layer adjacent to said first resin layer, wherein said second resin layer comprises a second poly(vinyl acetal) resin and a second plasticizer; and
a solid refractive index (RI) additive wherein said solid RI additive is a physical RI additive selected from polyadipates, polystyrene having a molecular weight of less than 2500, epoxides, phthalic acid esters, benzoic acid esters, and combinations thereof, or said solid RI additive is an aromatic reactive RI additive;
wherein said solid RI additive is present in at least one of said first and said second resin layers in an amount of at least 1 part per hundred parts (phr) of resin.
US Pat. No. 10,427,977

FIRE RESISTANT GEOPOLYMER FOAM

Alsitek Limited, Peterbo...

1. A kit of parts for preparing a foamed geopolymer for use as a fire-resistant sealant material, comprising:(i) a container holding a dry mixture of components suitable for preparing a foamed geopolymer including a blowing agent; and
(ii) a container holding an aqueous alkaline liquid mixture of components suitable for preparing a geopolymer, wherein:
(a) container (i) contains a dry mixture comprising:
20-30% by weight of a metakaolin;
20-30% by weight of a muscovite mica; and
0.1-5% by weight of a blowing agent; and
(b) container (ii) contains an aqueous liquid mixture comprising an alkali metal silicate and an alkali metal hydroxide present in a ratio of 1:2 to 25:1 by weight relative to each other,
wherein the aqueous liquid mixture is present in container (ii) in an amount 5 to a total of 100% by weight with reference to the dry mixture contents of container (i).
US Pat. No. 10,429,277

MAGNETIC NEEDLE SEPARATION AND OPTICAL MONITORING

Imagion Biosystems, Inc.,...

1. An apparatus for the separation of magnetic particles from a suspension, comprising:(a) a magnetic needle configured to attract magnetic particles;
(b) a light measurement system, comprising a light source configured to produce light at a first wavelength and a light detector configured to detect light at the first wavelength, configured to provide an optical path through the suspension from the light source to the light detector;
(c) a control system, configured to control the apparatus responsive to the visible light measurement system.
US Pat. No. 10,426,750

AMINO ACID SUPPLEMENT FORMULATIONS

ThermoLife International,...

1. A supplement formulation for ingestion comprising:a nitrate of a compound selected from the group consisting of: agmatine, beta alanine, citrulline, creatine, glutamine, isoleucine, norvaline, ornithine, aspartic acid, cysteine, glycine, lysine, proline, tyrosine, and phenylalanine, wherein the nitrate of the compound is a salt of nitric acid (NO3?) or a mixed salt of nitric acid (NO3?); and
one or more additional components selected from the group consisting of: a binder, a colorant, and a flavoring agent,
wherein the supplement formulation is formulated to deliver an effective amount of the nitrate of the compound to ameliorate tolerance to dilator effects of nitrates, to increase bioabsorption of the compound, to increase the vasodilative characteristics of the compound, or to increase athletic performance in a human or animal.
US Pat. No. 10,428,035

PROCESS FOR THE EPOXIDATION OF AN OLEFIN

Evonik Degussa GmbH, Ess...

1. A process for the epoxidation of an olefin by continuously reacting the olefin with hydrogen peroxide in a methanol solvent on a fixed bed epoxidation catalyst comprising a titanium zeolite, wherein:a) hydrogen peroxide is used as an aqueous hydrogen peroxide solution made by an anthraquinone process;
b) the aqueous hydrogen peroxide solution is mixed with methanol to give a feed mixture; and
c) said feed mixture is filtered before being contacted with the fixed bed epoxidation catalyst.
US Pat. No. 10,426,767

METHODS OF TREATING CANCER WITH FARNESYLTRANSFERASE INHIBITORS

Kura Oncolofy, Inc., San...

1. A method of treating a CXCL12-expressing cancer in a subject, comprising administering a therapeutically effective amount of a farnesyltransferase inhibitor (FTI) to the subject, wherein the cancer is peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL) or acute myeloid leukemia (AML).
US Pat. No. 10,428,319

ENGINEERED CAS9 NUCLEASES

EDITAS MEDICINE, INC., C...

1. A polypeptide having nuclease activity, comprising an amino acid sequence having at least 90% identity to SEQ ID NO:13, wherein the polypeptide comprises an amino acid substitution at two or more of the following positions of SEQ ID NO:13: D23, T67, Y128, and D1251.
US Pat. No. 10,428,331

TARGETED NANOCARRIERS FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF IMMUNOSUPPRESSIVE AGENTS

MUSC Foundation for Resea...

1. A targeted nanocarrier, comprising an effective amount of an immunosuppressive agent encapsulated in a micelle that comprises on its surface a peptide or peptidomimetic that binds Complement component 3 (C3) breakdown products and reperfusion epitopes, a peptide or peptidomimetic that binds an integrin, or a combination thereof, wherein the peptide or peptidomimetic that binds C3 breakdown products comprises a Complement Receptor type 2 (Cr2) peptide or peptidomimetic;wherein the peptide or peptidomimetic that binds an integrin comprises the amino acid sequence Arg-Gly-Asp (RGD); and
wherein the nanocarrier has a mean diameter of 10 nm to 15 nm.
US Pat. No. 10,428,333

NON-NATURAL AMINO ACID REPLICATION-DEPENDENT MICROORGANISMS AND VACCINES

Ambrx Inc., La Jolla, CA...

1. A vaccine comprising an attenuated live bacterial or viral cell comprising a non-natural amino acid site-specifically incorporated into an essential gene product required for replication, wherein said cell is capable of replication in the presence of said non-natural amino acid, and has limited or no replication capability in the absence of said non-natural amino acid; and wherein the vaccine induces an immune response or reduces the risk of a bacterial or viral infection to said cell.
US Pat. No. 10,426,816

METHODS AND PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTIONS

Institut National de la S...

1. A method of treating an acute respiratory tract infection comprising administering to a subject that has an acute respiratory tract infection caused by Streptococcus pneumonia a therapeutically effective amount of a TLR5 agonist, wherein the TLR5 agonist consists of a flagellin polypeptide, and wherein said TLR5 agonist is administered topically by intranasal administration or pulmonary administration.

US Pat. No. 10,433,272

DISTRIBUTED COORDINATION OF MESH NETWORK CONFIGURATION UPDATES

Googel LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A wireless mesh network device implemented as a leader device, the wireless mesh network device comprising:a wireless mesh network interface configured for communication in a wireless mesh network;
a memory and processor system to implement a dataset manager application that is configured to:
receive, using the wireless mesh network interface, a first pending commissioning dataset;
propagate the first pending commissioning dataset to the wireless mesh network, the propagation being effective to cause devices in the wireless mesh network to store the first pending commissioning dataset;
receive a second pending commissioning dataset from a node device in the wireless mesh network;
compare a first pending timestamp included in the first pending commissioning dataset to a second pending timestamp included in the second pending commissioning dataset;
based on the comparison, determine that the second pending timestamp is newer than the first pending timestamp; and
based on the determination, propagate the second pending commissioning dataset to the wireless mesh network, the propagation being effective to cause the devices in the wireless mesh network to reestablish secure communication across the wireless mesh network using the second pending commissioning dataset.

US Pat. No. 10,433,237

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR BEACON-BASED MANAGEMENT OF SHARED RESOURCES

Massachusetts Mutual Life...

1. A server-implemented method comprising:periodically determining, by a server, an availability status associated with each of a plurality of resources in response to receiving location signals from at least one beacon located within each of the plurality of resources, whereby when the server does not receive any location signals associated with a resource, the server determines that resource to be available;
receiving, by the server, from a location-aware device operated by a user, a request to identify availability status of at least one resource of the plurality of resources, wherein the request comprises a device identifier associated with the location-aware device and at least one location signal detected by the location-aware device from the at least one beacon of the at least one resource;
determining, by the server, a current location of the location-aware device based on the device identifier;
determining, by the server, a location of the at least one resource based on a signal strength and a composition comprising a unique identifier of the at least one location signal emitted from the at least one beacon of the at least one resource;
querying, by the server, the database to determine the availability status of the at least one resource corresponding to the current location associated with the location-aware device based on information associated with the at least one location signal;
displaying, by the server, the availability status of the at least one resource, and a map showing a route between the current location of the location-aware device and the location of the at least one resource responsive to the request on the location-aware device;
monitoring, by the server, a presence of the user in the at least one resource based on processing of signals transmitted from the location-aware device of the user; and
when the server determines that the location-aware device has moved out of the at least one resource, transmitting, by the server, instructions to an electrical control system to turn off equipment in the at least one resource.

US Pat. No. 10,433,235

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SELF ORGANIZING NETWORKS

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. A method for running a Self Organizing Network (SON) module in a communication network, the method comprising:providing an open Application Programming Interface (API) for a SON framework;
examining a digital signature associated with the SON module; and
executing the SON module,
wherein the SON module is only loaded into the SON framework when the digital signature is determined to be valid, and
wherein the SON module accesses the functionality of the SON framework using the API.

US Pat. No. 10,433,218

EFFICIENT USE OF A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

CSC Holdings, LLC, Bethp...

1. A method for performing a handover of a communications device from a first network to a second network, the method comprising:detecting, by the communications device within a coverage area of the first network, the second network; and
initiating and completing the handover of the communications device from the first network to the second network within a time window before a time boundary and without crossing the time boundary in response to detecting the second network, the time boundary being based on a unit of time used by a service provider of the first network to charge for access of the communications device to the first network.

US Pat. No. 10,433,197

COMPENSATING FOR OSCILLATOR DRIFT IN WIRELESS MESH NETWORKS

ITRON NETWORKED SOLUTIONS...

1. A computer-implemented method for compensating for oscillator drift, the method comprising:obtaining a first drift measurement from an active frequency control (AFC) module, wherein the first drift measurement indicates a first amount of drift associated with a first oscillator;
determining that the first drift measurement is greater than a saturation boundary associated with the AFC module, wherein the AFC module does not compensate for drift exceeding the first saturation boundary; and
adjusting a high frequency output associated with the first oscillator to compensate for at least a portion of the first amount of drift.

US Pat. No. 10,433,123

IMPACT PREVENTION USING MOBILE BEACONS

Industrial Scientific Cor...

1. A system, the system comprising:a receiving device associated with a user, the receiving device comprising:
a receiver adapted to receive a beacon broadcast from one or more of a plurality of beacons, the beacon broadcast comprising informational data and data regarding a range of relevance; and
a processor; and
an alarm,
wherein the processor makes a determination that the receiving device is within the range of relevance of a beacon of the plurality of beacons based on the data regarding the range of relevance, and wherein based on the determination, the alarm is activated.

US Pat. No. 10,433,114

SYSTEM, DEVICE AND METHODS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING LOCATION DEPENDENT DATA

Koninklijke KPN N.V., Ro...

1. A system for transmitting location dependent data, comprising:an antenna array;
a transmitter coupled the antenna array; and
a processor configured to determine a plurality of location dependent parts of the location dependent data, each of the plurality of location dependent parts corresponding to a different geographical region, and to use the transmitter to transmit each of at least two of the plurality of location dependent parts to a different target location over the antenna array using beamforming, wherein each of the at least two of the plurality of location dependent parts is associated with a different reference location and the distance between a target location and a reference location associated with a location dependent part transmitted to the target location is smaller than a predetermined threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,433,112

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ORIENTEERING

Middle Chart, LLC, Jacks...

1. A method of orienteering with a smart device, the method comprising the steps of:a) placing the smart device in logical communication with a first wireless position device and a second wireless position device, each of the first wireless position device and the second wireless communication device capable of receiving wireless transmissions;
b) supporting the first wireless position device and the second wireless position device via an agent at a first geospatial position;
c) wirelessly receiving a first data set from, a first positional reference transmitter, a second positional reference transmitter and a third positional reference transmitter, into the first wireless position device with the agent maintained at the first geospatial position;
d) wirelessly receiving a second data set from, the first positional reference transmitter, the second positional reference transmitter and the third positional reference transmitter, into the second wireless position device with the agent maintained at the first geospatial position;
e) with the smart device, determining X, Y and Z coordinates of the first wireless position device, and X, Y and Z coordinates of the second wireless position device based upon the first data set and the second data set respectively; and
f) generating a direction of interest relative to the X, Y and Z coordinates of the first wireless position device, and X, Y and Z coordinates of the second wireless position device, while maintaining the agent at the first geospatial position.

US Pat. No. 10,433,084

NETWORK SYSTEM FOR RELIABLE RECEPTION OF WIRELESS AUDIO

Sound Devices LLC, Reeds...

1. A method of connecting a wireless microphone to one ore more endpoints comprising the steps of:providing at least one microphone module with a transmitting antenna;
providing an array of receiving base stations, wherein each base station has a receiving antenna, is configured to decode received audio data into audio over Ethernet data packets and to collect quality of signal information about the audio data in the respective audio over Ethernet data packets, is configured to augment the audio over Ethernet packets with said quality of signal information, and is further configured to transmit the augmented audio over Ethernet data packets through an Ethernet connection;
providing a receiver hub configured to receive the audio over Ethernet data packets from all of the receiving base stations through an Ethernet connection;
connecting the receiving base stations to the receiving hub using the Ethernet connections to form a second network stage;
detecting a physical audio waveform with the microphone module;
wirelessly transmitting audio data describing the audio waveform through the transmitting antenna of the at least one microphone over a first network stage to each receiving base station in the array within range;
continuously receiving the wirelessly transmitted audio data in at least two of the receiving base stations within range of the transmitting antenna;
in the at least two of the receiving base stations, decoding the received audio data into audio over Ethernet data packets, collecting quality of signal information about the audio data and augmenting the respective audio over Ethernet data packets with said quality of signal information;
transmitting the augmented audio over Ethernet data packets from the at least two receiving base stations over the second stage of the network to be collected in the receiver hub;
reconstructing an output audio waveform in the receiver hub based on combining collected audio data in the augmented audio over Ethernet data packets and the corresponding quality of signal information received from the at least two receiving base stations; and
sending or broadcasting the output audio waveform from the receiver hub to one ore more endpoints.

US Pat. No. 10,433,051

METHOD AND SYSTEM TO DETERMINE A SOUND SOURCE DIRECTION USING SMALL MICROPHONE ARRAYS

Staton Techiya, LLC, Del...

1. A method, practiced by way of a processor, to determine the direction of a sound source near a multi-microphone array comprising the steps of:capturing at least 4 microphone signals of a microphone array;
calculating a complex coherence between all microphone signal pairs;
determining an edge value for each microphone signal pair using an aspect of the complex coherence, wherein the aspect of the complex coherence is a phase angle of the complex coherence;
estimating, by utilizing the edge value, a sound source direction relative to the microphone array; and
transmitting, to a device, a signal including the sound source direction relative to the microphone array, wherein a parameter of the device is adjusted based on sound source direction included in the signal.

US Pat. No. 10,433,040

LOUDSPEAKER

TYMPHANY ACOUSTIC TECHNOL...

1. A loudspeaker, comprising:a first sound box, comprising at least one first speaker unit;
a second sound box, comprising at least one second speaker unit; and
a connection shaft, comprising:
a cylinder;
at least one first guide ring, sleeved on the cylinder and electrically connected to the at least one first speaker unit; and
at least one second guide ring, electrically connected to the at least one second speaker unit,
wherein the at least one first guide ring and the at least one second guide ring correspond to each other and are electrically connected to each other, so that the first sound box and the second sound box are electrically connected to each other, and the first sound box is configured to rotate freely, about the connection shaft, with respect to the second sound box.

US Pat. No. 10,433,034

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) WITH ANALYTICAL STREAM PROCESSING FOR SAFETY EVENT DETECTION

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. A system comprising:a set of sensors that generate two or more streams of sensed data corresponding to at least two of: usage of an article of personal protective equipment (PPE) by a worker, a work environment of the worker that includes at least one hazard, or a characteristic of the worker who at least uses the article of PPE or operates within the work environment that includes the at least one hazard; and
an analytical stream processing component comprising:
a communication component that receives the two or more streams of sensed data from the set of sensors that generate the two or more streams of sensed data corresponding to the article of PPE, the worker, or the work environment;
a memory configured to store at least a portion of the two or more streams of sensed data and at least one model for detecting a safety event signature indicative of a predicted occurrence of an imminent safety event, wherein the at least one model is based at least in part on a set of sensed data generated, prior to receiving the two or more streams of sensed data, by two or more of: an other article of PPE, worker, or work environment for detecting the safety event signature based on the two or more streams of sensed data; and
one or more computer processors configured to:
detect the safety event signature based on the two or more streams of sensed data based on processing the two or more streams of sensed data with the model, and
generate an output in response to detecting the safety event signature.

US Pat. No. 10,433,031

STACKABLE WALL MOUNT ENCLOSURE

LEVITON MANUFACTURING CO....

1. A telecommunications enclosure comprising:a chassis defining an interior having an opening, the chassis comprising a first through-hole and a grommet receiving opening, the first through-hole being configured to have at least one patching panel installed therein;
a door hingedly attached to the chassis, a different enclosure like the telecommunications enclosure being mountable on the door, the door being rotatable relative to the chassis between closed and open positions when the different enclosure is mounted thereto, the door blocking the opening when the door is in the closed position, the door allowing access to the interior through the opening when the door is in the open position;
a second through-hole formed in at least one of the chassis and the door, the second through-hole being configured to allow a telecommunications cable connected to the at least one patching panel to pass therethrough and exit the interior of the chassis; and
at least one fastener assembly configured to releasably lock the door in the closed position, the at least one fastener assembly comprising a grommet portion and a plunger portion, the grommet portion being installed on the door and moving therewith as a unit, the grommet receiving opening being configured to receive the grommet portion when the door in the closed position, the plunger portion being configured to be received by the grommet portion, the plunger portion being transitionable with respect to the grommet portion between a locked position and an unlocked position, the plunger portion locking the grommet portion inside the grommet receiving opening to thereby lock the door in the closed position when the plunger portion is in the locked position and the door in the closed position, the grommet portion not being locked inside the grommet receiving opening when the plunger portion is in the unlocked position, the plunger portion comprising a free distal end configured to extend into a different chassis of the different enclosure when the different enclosure is mounted on the door.

US Pat. No. 10,433,021

GEOLOCATION BASED CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK SYSTEM, METHOD AND PROCESS

George G. Christoph, Lon...

1. A method for a first venue to provide content to one or more remote viewers of the first venue at one or more remote seats located outside of said first venue and within a geographic distribution boundary of the first venue, the method comprising:defining the geographic boundary of the first venue, said geographic distribution boundary corresponding to a geographic area relating to the first venue, said geographic boundary being different from a geographic distribution boundary of a second venue, wherein the first and second venues comprise movie theatres;
determining, using a location engine, a geolocation of the one or more remote seats corresponding to said one or more remote viewers;
determining, using said location engine, whether the geolocation of said one or more remote seats is within said geographic distribution boundary of the first venue; and
providing said content, using a distribution engine, to each of said remote seats determined to be within said geographic boundary of said first venue,
wherein determining whether the geolocation of said one or more remote seats is within said geographic distribution boundary of the first venue comprises, for each of said one or more remote seats, receiving an IP address and a MAC address of a display device at the respective remote seat, and obtaining a geolocation data of a location services enabled device connected to a same local area network as the display device, wherein the geolocation data does not consist of an IP address or a MAC address of the location services enabled device, and wherein the location services enabled device includes GPS or Bluetooth used for obtaining the geolocation data.

US Pat. No. 10,433,002

SIMULTANEOUSLY VIEWING MULTIPLE CAMERA ANGLES

DISH Ukraine L.L.C., Kha...

1. A method for real-time synchronization of a plurality of different video streams comprising video of a same event, the method comprising:receiving a first video stream and a second video stream that is different from the first video stream, both the first video stream and the second video stream corresponding to video of a same event, the first video stream including a synchronization signal;
first transmitting the first video stream to a first display device for display thereon;
second transmitting the second video stream to a second display device for display thereon, the second display device being different from the first display device;
detecting the synchronization signal, during display of the first video stream by the first display device, by using a sensor to monitor the first video stream; and
adjusting timing of the second video stream in real-time in response to detecting the synchronization signal, such that adjusting the timing causes display of the second video stream by the second display device to be synchronized with display of the first video stream by the first display device.

US Pat. No. 10,432,998

ONLINE BACKUP AND RESTORATION OF TELEVISION RECEIVER STORAGE AND CONFIGURATION DATA

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

1. A television receiver device, comprising:one or more tuners configured to receive television signals from one or more television data sources;
one or more decoders configured to decode television signals received via the one or more tuners;
a digital video recorder (DVR) comprising a DVR database configured to receive and store recorded television programs
one or more processors; and
memory communicatively coupled with and readable by the one or more processors and having stored therein processor-readable instructions which, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the television receiver device to:
receive, from a backup server operating separately and at a remote location from the television receiver device, television receiver backup data, the television receiver backup data including a listing of television program data identifying one or more television programs to be restored to the television receiver device;
receive electronic programming guide (EPG) data corresponding to a plurality of upcoming television program broadcasts from one or more television data sources;
determine whether at least one of the television programs to be restored to the television receiver device is identified within the received EPG data corresponding to the plurality of upcoming television program broadcasts, using the listing of television program data received from the backup server;
in response to determining that at least one television program to be restored to the television receiver device is identified within the received EPG data, set one or more timers on the television receiver device to record the identified at least one television program, based on the EPG data;
receive the identified at least one television program via the one or more television data sources; and
record and store the identified at least one television program in the DVR database of the digital video recorder.

US Pat. No. 10,432,991

SECURE SESSION-BASED VIDEO WATERMARKING FOR ONLINE MEDIA STREAMING

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

17. A Content Delivery Network (CDN), comprising:a memory configured to store:
a first media file that includes a plurality of first media file segments, a second media file as a copy of the first media file, the second media file includes a plurality of second media file segments, and
a manifest file; and
a processor configured to:
embed a first watermark with the plurality of first media file segments,
embed at least one second watermark with the plurality of second media file segments,
generate a plurality of addresses, each of the plurality of addresses referencing one of the plurality of first media file segments or one of the plurality of second media file segments,
generate the manifest file based on a portion of the plurality of first media file segments and a portion of the plurality of second media file segments, the manifest file including the plurality of addresses referencing one of the plurality of first media file segments or one of the plurality of second media file segments,
encrypt each of the plurality of addresses referencing one of the plurality of first media file segments or one of the plurality of second media file segments included in the manifest file,
receive an encrypted address referencing one of the plurality of first media file segments or one of the plurality of second media file segments,
decrypt the encrypted address,
select one of the plurality of first media file segments or one of the plurality of second media file segments using the decrypted address, and
communicate the one of the plurality of first media file segments or one of the plurality of second media file segments in response to receiving the encrypted address.

US Pat. No. 10,432,984

CONTEXT-SENSITIVE NOTIFICATION DISPLAY

DISH Ukraine L.L.C., Kha...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by a television receiver, a packetized A/V stream comprising audio/video of particular programming content;
receiving, by the television receiver, a packetized metadata stream temporally synchronized to the particular programming content to indicate, for each of a plurality of intervals in time of the particular programming content, a respective parameter value corresponding to a viewer significance attributed to the interval in time of the particular programming content, such that the packetized metadata stream indicates a first parameter value for a first interval of the plurality of intervals in time and a second parameter value for a second interval of the plurality of intervals in time, the second interval not overlapping in time with the first interval, and the second parameter value being different from the first parameter value;
outputting, by the television receiver, the particular programming content for display by a presentation device in accordance with the packetized A/V stream;
monitoring, by the television receiver during the outputting, the packetized metadata stream to identify one of the plurality of intervals in time as corresponding to a presently displayed portion of the particular programming content, and to determine a present parameter value as the respective parameter value indicated by the packetized metadata stream for the identified one of the plurality of intervals in time;
detecting that the present parameter value is greater than or equal to a pre-defined and user-configurable threshold value; and
blocking, by the television receiver, output of a notification for display by the presentation device during the outputting of the particular programming content in response to the detecting.

US Pat. No. 10,432,979

INHERITANCE IN SAMPLE ARRAY MULTITREE SUBDIVISION

GE VIDEO COMPRESSION LLC,...

1. A decoder for reconstructing an array of information samples representing a spatially sampled video information signal, which is subdivided into a multi-tree structure of leaf regions of different sizes by multi-tree subdivision, wherein the multi-tree structure is obtained using a primary sub-division and a sub-ordinate sub-division, such that a tree-root block of the primary sub-division is sub-divided leaf blocks of the primary sub-division which, in turn, form the tree-root blocks of the sub-ordinate sub-division, further sub-divided into leaf regions of the multi-tree structure, each leaf region of the multi-tree structure has associated therewith (a) a hierarchy level out of a sequence of hierarchy levels of the multi-tree subdivision, and (b) coding parameters, which are, for each leaf region, represented by a respective set of syntax elements, the decoder comprising:an extractor configured to extract from the data stream, using a processor, inheritance information indicating whether inheritance is used, and based on an indication from the inheritance information that inheritance is to be used, at least one inheritance region of the array of information samples which is spatially composed of a set of non-overlapping sub-regions, wherein each of the set of non-overlapping sub-regions has a same resolution as that of the at least one inheritance region,
wherein, responsive to the indication from the inheritance information that inheritance is to be used, the extractor is further configured to extract from the data stream, using the processor, at least one syntax element associated with the at least one inheritance region, the at least one syntax element including an intra-prediction mode syntax element,
wherein the decoder is configured to:
decode, in a residual decoding order, using the processor, a residual signal for each of the set of non-overlapping sub-regions,
copy, using the processor, the at least one syntax element associated with the at least one inheritance region as a corresponding syntax element associated with the respective non-overlapping sub-region,
obtain, in the residual decoding order, using the processor, a separate intra prediction signal for each of the set of non-overlapping sub-regions according to an intra-prediction mode indicated by the intra-prediction mode syntax element, and
reconstruct, using the processor, each of the set of non-overlapping sub-regions by adding the respective intra prediction signal and the respective residual signal.

US Pat. No. 10,432,969

3D VIDEO DATA STREAM COMPRISING A VALUE TABLE ASSOCIATING REFERENCE VIEWS AND CAMERA PARAMETER IN TEMPORAL UNIT SCOPE AND BEYOND TEMPORAL UNIT SCOPE PARAMETER SETS AND AN ENCODER FOR ENCODING AND A DECODER FOR DECODING THE 3D VIDEO DATA STREAM

Fraunhofer-Gesellscaft zu...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing a 3D video data stream comprising:a set of coded views coded in the 3D video data stream in temporal units; and
a parameter set comprising a first table comprising an entry for each coded view, which comprises
a value indicating a count of a number of reference views,
for each coded view for which the count of the number of reference views exceeds zero,
a flag indicating whether, for each of the number of reference views of the respective coded view, a relative camera parameter associated with the respective reference view is present in the first table or within portions of the 3D video data stream not exceeding the scope of the temporal units,
for each of the number of reference views of the respective coded view,
an index indexing the respective reference view, and
if the flag indicates that, for each of the number of reference views of the respective coded view, the relative camera parameter associated with the respective reference view is present in the first table, the relative camera parameter associated with the respective reference view of the respective coded view,
wherein a scope of the parameter set is beyond the scope of the temporal units,
wherein the 3D video data stream further comprises, for each coded view for which the flag indicates that, for each of the number of reference views of the respective coded view, the relative camera parameter associated with the respective reference view is present within the portions of the 3D video data stream not exceeding the scope of the temporal units,
within each temporal unit encompassed by the scope of the parameter set,
a temporal unit scope parameter set for the respective coded view, the temporal unit scope parameter set comprising a second table comprising, for each of the number of reference views of the respective coded view, an associated entry comprising
the relative camera parameter associated with the reference view of the respective coded view indexed by the index indexing the respective reference view,
wherein the relative camera parameter comprises
a pair of scale and offset values to convert depth values of the associated reference view to disparity values between the coded view for which the relative camera parameter is present in the 3D video data stream and the reference view with which the relative camera parameter is associated.

US Pat. No. 10,432,944

LAYERED SCENE DECOMPOSITION CODEC SYSTEM AND METHODS

1. A computer-implemented method comprising the steps of:i. receiving from a source a data set comprising light field data or a 3D description of a scene;
ii. partitioning said data set into a plurality of data layers, wherein each data layer is associated with a sub volume of space having a corresponding depth range defined by two planar bounding regions, wherein the partitioning of the data set comprises partitioning each layer according to a layering scheme to facilitate encoding of the plurality of data layers to represent a distribution of a plurality of light field layers arranged such that the depth range of at least one data layer differs from the depth range of at least one other of the plurality of data layers; and
iii. sampling and rendering each of the plurality of data layers representing the plurality of light field layers to encode the light field layer corresponding to each data layer and produce a set of compressed data encoding a subset of the plurality of light field layers.

US Pat. No. 10,432,938

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR VIDEO CODING AND DECODING

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A video coding method comprising:dividing a picture to be encoded into several slices, each containing continuous blocks;
grouping the slices contained in the picture into one or more slice sets, each containing one or more of the slices; and
encoding slices in the slice sets according to slice and slice set division information to get a coded bit stream of the picture, wherein the information includes whether one or more slice set syntax elements are present in a current slice;
wherein when none of the slice set syntax elements is present in the current slice, using syntax set syntax elements for encoding the current slice that are
a) the same as any slice set syntax elements of a slice containing one or more slice set syntax elements that occurs before the current slice in a current slice set, or
b) the same as any slice set syntax elements of a first slice in the current slice set.

US Pat. No. 10,432,929

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MULTIPLE LINE INTRA PREDICTION IN VIDEO COMPRESSION

TENCENT AMERICA LLC, Pal...

1. A method of video decoding, comprising:determining, for a current block of a picture, one of a plurality of reference lines, each reference line being parallel to a side of the current block;
determining an intra prediction mode for the current block in accordance with the determined one of the plurality of reference lines; and
performing intra prediction for the current block based on the determined intra prediction mode and one or more samples included in the determined one of the plurality of reference lines, wherein
the plurality of reference lines includes an adjacent reference line that is adjacent to the current block and at least one non-adjacent reference line that is not adjacent to the current block,
a number of intra prediction modes associated with each of the at least one non-adjacent reference line is equal to or less than half a number of intra prediction modes associated with the adjacent reference line, and
each of the at least one non-adjacent reference line is associated with a same number of intra prediction modes.

US Pat. No. 10,432,927

3D TEST CHART, ADJUSTING ARRANGEMENT, FORMING METHOD AND ADJUSTING METHOD THEREOF

Ningbo Sunny Opotech Co.,...

1. A 3D test chart arrangement, comprising:a plurality of test chart layers arranged in a direction along a depth thereof, wherein each of said test chart layers is provided with at least one test pattern, wherein in the direction along the depth, each of said test pattern of one of said test chart layers does not overlap with other said test patterns of other said test chart layers, wherein set a as a parameter which represents a precision requirement for fitting a back focus of a photographic arrangement to be tested, set EFL as a parameter which represents a focal length, set h as a parameter which represent a position configuration of said 3D test chart, wherein h.sub.j represents a position of jth layer of said test chart layers, wherein a functional equation regarding a position configuration of said test chart layers is as follows: a=?((EFL*(?hj)/(EFL?hj)?(EFL*(?h)/(EFL?h))); and
a plurality of carriers which are overlappedly and spacedly aligned with each other, wherein said plurality of test chart layers are formed on said plurality of carriers respectively, wherein a distance between two of said plurality of carriers determines a distance between two of said plurality of test chart layers on said two of said plurality of carriers.

US Pat. No. 10,432,915

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND DEVICES FOR GENERATING THREE-DIMENSIONAL MODELS

The Sanborn Map Company, ...

1. A system for determining a location of a point on a structure comprising:a first imaging platform, comprising:
a first focal plane having a first sensor capable of detecting:
a first photon reflected off a first point on a structure, along a first path towards the first imaging platform, and onto the first sensor; and
a second photon reflected off the first point, along a second path towards the imaging platform, and onto the first sensor; and
an image processor configured to:
sense the first photon on the first sensor and capture a first image of the first point on the structure when the first imaging platform is at a first vantage point, the first image having a first array of one or more pixels; and
sense the second photon on the first sensor and capture a second image of the first point on the structure when the first imaging platform is at a second vantage point, the second image having a second array of one or more pixels; and
a computing system, comprising a processor
configured to determine a position of the first point on the structure by performing computer software operations comprising:
selecting a first reference system;
identifying a subset of the first array of one or more pixels from the first image as corresponding to the first point;
determining a first vector defining the first path;
determining a second vector defining the second path; and
determining the position of the first point on the structure relative to the first reference system based on the first vector and the second vector.

US Pat. No. 10,432,900

FIXTURE

Newtonoid Technologies, L...

1. A fixture system, comprising:a mobile device communicatively coupled to the fixture;
a fixture, comprising:
a first sensor for determining a proximity of the mobile device to the fixture; and
a first output device; and
a computing system comprising a processor and non-transitory computer memory comprising instructions that, when executed by the processor, perform the following steps:
(a) determine, via the first sensor, that the mobile device is within a predetermined proximity threshold; and
(b) activate an output via the first output device;
wherein the output is user-specific content, and wherein the user specific content is generated based on a user profile stored in the computer memory.

US Pat. No. 10,432,896

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ACTIVITY MONITORING USING VIDEO DATA

Placemeter Inc., New Yor...

1. A system for activity monitoring using video data, the system comprising:at least one special purpose processor executing a plurality of video analysis worker processes;
a management subsystem coupled to the at least one special purpose processor that performs specific tasks, wherein the management subsystem comprises:
a feed management subsystem for managing video data from the plurality of video data sources;
a worker management subsystem for managing the video analysis worker processes;
a location management subsystem for managing geographic information related to the plurality of video sources;
a data storage subsystem for managing storage of data, including unprocessed and processed video data; and
a plurality of video data sources of multiple types producing video data of different types, wherein the plurality of video data sources comprises at least one mobile device executing a video sensing application that produces a video stream for processing by the plurality of video analysis worker processes;
wherein the specific tasks include line analysis comprising using video data of people standing in a line to determine how many people wait in line and how long it takes a person to go through the line.

US Pat. No. 10,432,870

ZOOM LENS AND IMAGING APPARATUS

Tamron Co., Ltd., Saitam...

1. A zoom lens, comprising, in order from an object side,a first lens group having positive refractive power,
a second lens group having negative refractive power,
a composite positive lens group having positive refractive power as a whole, and
a composite negative lens group having negative refractive power as a whole, wherein
the composite positive lens group comprises, at a most object side, a third lens group having positive refractive power, and comprises one or more lens groups having positive refractive power,
the composite negative lens group comprises a negative A lens group having negative refractive power and being arranged at a most object side, and comprises a negative B lens group having negative refractive power,
changing focal length is performed by varying distances between the lens groups, and
the following conditional expressions are satisfied:
3.44 0.10 where
?rt: composite lateral magnification of the composite negative lens group at a telephoto end,
f3: focal length of the third lens group,
fw: focal length of the zoom lens at a wide angle end, and
ft: focal length of the zoom lens at the telephoto end.

US Pat. No. 10,432,839

CAMERA STRAP

Jordan Frank, Providence...

1. A camera strap comprising:a flexible band, wherein the flexible band includes at least one section formed of a fibrous material configured to conform to an object;
a set of conductive elements embedded in the flexible band, wherein the set of conductive elements embedded in the at least one section includes excess length to accommodate the at least one section stretching to conform to the object;
a plurality of connection points to the set of conductive elements, wherein the plurality of connection points are spaced along the flexible band; and
a plurality of electronic components physically attached to the flexible band in a plurality of distinct locations and electrically connected to at least one of the set of conductive elements, wherein each of the plurality of electronic components is physically distinct, the plurality of electronic components including:
a first electronic component mounted in-line with the flexible band, the first electronic component comprising an image capture sensor and an optical system for forming an image of a scene on the image capture sensor; and
a second electronic component mounted in-line with the flexible band, the second electronic component comprising a data storage device for storing image data acquired by the image capture sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,432,790

AUTOMATED TELEPHONE HOST SYSTEM INTERACTION

REPNOW INC., San Diego, ...

1. A system comprising:one or more client applications executable by respective communication devices, each communication device configured to receive, from a user of the communication device, a request for a customer service call, and transmit request information associated with the request via a network; and
a server comprising one or more processors configured with processor-executable instructions to perform operations comprising:
causing a telephony service to initiate a first pre-queued call center call to a call center associated with a service provider;
determining that a live agent has answered the first pre-queued call center call;
receiving, from the one or more communication devices, the request information;
determining, based on the received request information, that the service provider corresponds to a pending request for a customer service call;
causing initiation of a user call from the telephony service to the communication device associated with the pending request; and
causing the telephony service to bridge the user call and the first pre-queued call center call such that audio can be transmitted between the communication device and the call center.

US Pat. No. 10,432,758

DYNAMIC ROBUST DOWNLINK PACKET DELIVERY

AltioStar Networks, Inc.,...

1. A computer implemented method for transmission of data packets, the method comprising:inspecting, by a packet inspection processor including first circuitry, a data packet for delivery to a user equipment;
determining, based on the inspecting and by an application intelligence processor including second circuitry, whether to use a robust downlink delivery, wherein the determination is based on only the inspecting of the data packet;
generating, by the application intelligence processor, an enable instruction and providing the enable instruction to a packet scheduling processor including third circuitry, the enable instruction indicating that the data packet is to be transmitted with increased reliability;
selecting, based on receipt of the enable instruction from the application intelligence processor and by the packet scheduling processor, a robust modulation coding scheme (MCS) for the data packet, wherein the robust MCS has a lower MCS index for a fixed channel quality than a non-robust MCS, wherein the selecting is according to predefined settings stored in memory and corresponding to the enable instruction; and
transmitting, by the packet scheduling processor, the data packet utilizing the selected robust MCS;
wherein an evolved node (eNodeB) base station performs at least one of the inspecting, the determining, the selecting, and the transmitting, the eNodeB base station comprising the packet inspection processor, the application intelligence processor, and the packet scheduling processor.

US Pat. No. 10,432,715

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND SYNCHRONIZATION METHOD

Toshiba Client Solutions ...

1. An electronic apparatus assigned with a first apparatus identifier, the electronic apparatus being able to be connected to a wearable sensing device, the electronic apparatus comprising:a non-volatile storage device comprising a data file that stores data sensed by the wearable sensing device; and
a processor that communicates with a server while performing synchronization of a backup file stored in the server and the data file, the server comprising a storage that stores the backup file of a first data file stored in the non-volatile storage device in the electronic apparatus and of a second data file stored in a second electronic apparatus assigned with a second apparatus identifier, a user identifier being assigned to at least one of the electronic apparatus or the second electronic apparatus, and the storage stores an apparatus file storing correspondence between the user identifier and at least one of the first apparatus identifier or the second apparatus identifier, wherein
the processor requests the server to transmit the at least one of the first apparatus identifier or the second apparatus identifier corresponding to the user identifier of a user of the wearable sensing device,
when the processor receives the first apparatus identifier and the second apparatus identifier corresponding to the user identifier, the processor synchronizes the data file stored in the non-volatile storage device and the backup file stored in the storage of the server by:
requesting the server transmit update data stored in the backup file which was updated by the second electronic apparatus after a last synchronization by the electronic apparatus,
receiving the update data transmitted from the server, and
updating the data file in the non-volatile storage device based on the update data.

US Pat. No. 10,432,662

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR BLOCKING MALICIOUS THIRD PARTY SITE TAGGING

Oath, Inc., New York, NY...

1. A method, implemented on a computing device having at least one processor programmed to execute one or more computer program instructions, storage, and a communication platform connected to a network for blocking malicious third party site tagging, wherein the one or more computer program instructions, when executed, cause the at the at least one processor to perform the method comprising:receiving, from a user, a request to access a web page;
obtaining a page resource associated with the web page;
adding one or more tags to the page resource, wherein the one or more tags are associated with one or more tag sources, respectively, each of which returns content displayable by the web page;
obtaining at least one content security policy with respect to the page source indicating authorized domains;
blocking, in accordance with the at least one content security policy on the page resource, at least one of the one or more tag sources, wherein the at least one of the one or more tag sources is directed to an additional tag source not within the authorized domains; and
sending, to the user for presentation via a display, the web page in accordance with the at least one content security policy such that the content associated with the at least one of the one or more tag sources is prevented from being loaded to the web page.

US Pat. No. 10,432,658

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IDENTIFYING AND PERFORMING AN ACTION IN RESPONSE TO IDENTIFIED MALICIOUS NETWORK TRAFFIC

WATCHGUARD TECHNOLOGIES, ...

1. A computer-implemented method of determining a malware protocol being used by a malware application to communicate to a malicious system, so that a blackhole system may then use the determined protocol to direct a potentially infected client device to perform a conditional action, the method comprising:responding to a determination using a list of domain names associated with malicious sources that a domain name received from the potentially infected client device is associated with a malicious system by sending the potentially infected client device an internet protocol (IP) address of the blackhole system rather than an IP address of the malicious system so as to intercept a first network communication from the potentially infected client device at the blackhole system;
determining a malware protocol of the malware application through pattern matching and real-time interaction with the potentially infected client device in an iterative process in which the blackhole system, in response to receiving the first network communication, attempts to establish a connection with the malware application from the potentially infected client device, by sending more than one response communications to that first network communication using a first guessed malware protocol and depending on whether or not that first guessed protocol establishes a connection with the malware application, iteratively using more than one successive, guessed malware protocols from a plurality of protocols, to the infected client device until a successful connection has been made to identify the corresponding guessed malware protocol as a matching protocol; and
the blackhole system using the matching protocol to emulate a malicious system by sending an instruction to the malware application to uninstall said malware application stored on the potentially infected client device.

US Pat. No. 10,432,618

ENCRYPTED VERIFICATION OF DIGITAL IDENTIFICATIONS

MorphoTrust USA, LLC, Bi...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:capturing, by a detector device, an image of a digital identification displayed on a user device, wherein:
the digital identification displayed on the user device is assigned a time-dependent security status that periodically adjusts display of the digital identification on the user device based on the assigned security status,
each time a display of the digital identification on the user device is adjusted, a different optically scannable credential corresponding to particular security status is (i) selected from among multiple optically scannable credentials stored on the user device and associated with a different security status, and (ii) displayed on the digital identification, and
each optically scannable credential is associated with a different decryption key that is specified by the security status and used to decrypt encrypted data associated with each optically scannable credential;
obtaining, by the detector device and from a digital identification server, credential data that identifies a present optically scannable credential included in the digital identification that was selected by the user device from among the multiple optically scannable credentials stored on the user device for a present security status assigned to the digital image when the detector device captured the image of the digital identification;
detecting, by the detector device, the present optically scannable credential within the captured image based on the obtained credential data;
extracting, by the detector device and from the captured image, encrypted data associated with the present optically scannable credential;
obtaining, by the detector device and from the digital identification server, a present decryption key associated with the present optically scannable credential;
decrypting, by the detector device and based on the present decryption key, the encrypted data using the decryption key to extract a decrypted payload from the encrypted data;
providing, by the detector device and to the digital identification server, the decrypted payload extracted from the encrypted data;
in response to providing the decrypted payload extracted from the encrypted data to the digital identification server, receiving, by the detector device and from the digital identification server, verification results indicating whether the decrypted payload matches verified user information associated with the digital identification; and
providing, for output on the detector device, a notification representing an authenticity of the digital identification based on the verification results received from the digital identification server.

US Pat. No. 10,432,613

HTTPS ENABLED CLIENT TOOL

Dell Products L. P., Rou...

1. A method comprising:creating, by a computing system, a digital certificate that is self-signed and that:
identifies the computing system as a server for a bi-directional Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) communication; and
identifies a remote browser as a client for the bi-directional HTTPS communication;
assigning the digital certificate a validity period of one day;
generating, by the computing system, a unique private key for the digital certificate;
providing, by the computing system, the digital certificate to the remote browser for authentication of the computing system as the server in the HTTPS communication; and
after successful authentication, performing, by the computing system, the bi-directional HTTPS communication with the remote browser;
while performing the bi-directional HTTPS communication, periodically renewing, by the computing system, the digital certificate at a pre-defined time interval within the validity period; and
making the unique private key unavailable in the computing system.

US Pat. No. 10,432,612

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR REMOTE ACCESS TO A TRANSPORATION VEHICLE SYSTEM

Panasonic Avionics Corpor...

1. A method for vehicle remote access, the method comprising:associating a portable device with a transportation vehicle for remotely accessing a computing system of the transportation vehicle;
establishing a first secured connection between a user computing device and a network computer, after validating credentials associated with a request by the network computer received from the user computing device to remotely access the computing system of the transportation vehicle via the portable device;
obtaining by the network computer a security certificate and access credentials from the portable device;
authenticating the security certificate by the network computer;
in response to the authentication of the security certificate, establishing a second secured connection between the network computer and the portable device;
in response to establishing the second secured connection, providing by the network computer the access credentials to the user computing device, via the first secured connection; and
using the access credentials and the second secured connection by the user computing device to remotely access the computing system via the portable device for a duration defined by the security certificate.