US Pat. No. 10,461,231

METHOD FOR FABRICATING LED PACKAGE

LUMENS CO., LTD., Yongin...

1. A method for fabricating light emitting device packages, comprising:preparing light emitting device units formed by arranging a plurality of light emitting devices on a sheet, filling a light transmitting material between the light emitting devices arranged on the sheet to form a light-transmitting member, curing the light-transmitting material, obliquely cutting the light-transmitting material relative to the individual light emitting devices and separating the individual light emitting devices from the sheet;
mounting and arranging the light emitting device units on a substrate; attaching wavelength converting members to the respective light emitting device units mounted and arranged on the substrate;
filling a reflective material between the light emitting device units attached with the wavelength converting members to form a reflective member; and
vertically cutting the reflective material such that the reflective material surrounds the individual light emitting device units attached with the wavelength converting members.

US Pat. No. 10,460,463

MODELLING A THREE-DIMENSIONAL SPACE

Imperial College of Scien...

1. Apparatus for generating a model of a three-dimensional space comprising:An image acquisition interface configured to obtain image data provided by a capture device, said image data representing an observation where there is relative movement between the three-dimensional space and the capture device over time; and
a model engine configured to process the image data obtained by the image acquisition interface and to compute a three-dimensional model of the three-dimensional space, wherein the model engine comprises:
a model segmenter configured to segment the three-dimensional model into at least active and inactive portions based on at least one model property,
wherein the model engine is configured to use active portions of the three-dimensional model to update said model over time; and
a registration engine configured to align active portions of the three-dimensional model with inactive portions of the three-dimensional model over time.

US Pat. No. 10,460,434

METHOD OF DEFECT DETECTION AND SYSTEM THEREOF

Applied Materials Israel ...

1. A computerized system of detecting defects on a specimen, the system comprising:an inspection unit configured to capture a first image from a first die of the specimen and obtain one or more second images;
an I/O interface configured to receive: i) a first set of predefined first descriptors each indicative of pixel value distribution in a first image block associated therewith and representing a type of defect of interest (DOI), and ii) a second set of predefined second descriptors each indicative of pixel value distribution in a second image block associated therewith and representing a type of noise; and
a processing unit operatively connected to the inspection unit and the I/O interface, the processing unit comprising a memory and a processor operatively coupled thereto, wherein:
the processing unit is configured to:
generate at least one difference image based on difference between pixel values of the first image and pixel values derived from the one or more second images;
generate at least one third image corresponding to the at least one difference image, comprising, computing a value for each given pixel of at least part of the at least one difference image based on the first set of predefined first descriptors, the second set of predefined second descriptors, and surrounding pixels centered around the given pixel; and
determine presence of defect candidates in the first image based on the at least one third image and a predefined threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,460,340

VERIFYING AD REQUESTS

WIDEORBIT INC., San Fran...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by an ad verifier from a first entity involved in real-time transactions for sale of ad impressions, a first ad request and a first digital signature, wherein the first ad request comprises a first request for a first advertisement to be placed on a first ad space within a first piece of web content, the first ad request is generated in response to a loading of the first piece of web content, a first set of code of the first piece of web content indicates a presence of the first ad space, and the first digital signature is generated using a first key associated with a first publisher of the first piece of web content;
determining that the first publisher is associated with the first ad request;
selecting the first key, from a plurality of keys, based on the first publisher;
executing a signature generation algorithm using the first ad request and the first key, selected from the plurality of keys, to generate a second digital signature;
determining if the first digital signature matches the second digital signature;
responsive to determining the first digital signature matches the second digital signature:
verifying that the first ad request is associated with the first publisher that is associated with the first key;
transmitting, by the ad verifier to a second entity involved in the real-time transactions for sale of ad impressions, a first verification message corresponding to the first ad request;
wherein transmitting the first verification message is further responsive to:
identifying a first nonce included in the first ad request, wherein the first nonce serves as a first unique identifier of the first ad request;
determining that the first nonce included in the first ad request does not match any nonce included in a first set of previously received ad requests;
determining that the first ad request is not a duplicate of any of the first set of previously received ad requests;
receiving, by the ad verifier from a third entity involved in the real-time transactions for sale of ad impressions, a second ad request and a third digital signature, wherein the second ad request comprises a second request for a second advertisement to be placed on a second ad space within a second piece of web content, the second ad request is generated in response to a loading of the second piece of web content, a second set of code of the second piece of web content indicates a presence of the second ad space, and the third digital signature is generated using a second key associated with a second publisher of the second piece of web content;
determining that the second publisher is associated with the second ad request;
selecting the second key, from the plurality of keys, based on the second publisher;
executing the signature generation algorithm using the second ad request and the second key, selected from the plurality of keys, to generate a fourth digital signature;
determining if the third digital signature matches the fourth digital signature;
responsive to determining the third signature matches the fourth signature:
verifying that the second ad request is associated with the second publisher that is associated with the second key;
transmitting, by the ad verifier to a fourth entity involved in the real-time transactions for sale of ad impressions, a second verification message corresponding to the second ad request;
wherein transmitting the second verification message is further responsive to:
identifying a second nonce included in the second ad request, wherein the second nonce serves as a second unique identifier of the second ad request;
determining that the second nonce included in the second ad request does not match any nonce included in a second set of previously received ad requests;
determining that the second ad request is not a duplicate of any of the second set of previously received ad requests;
wherein the method is executed by at least one device including a hardware processor.

US Pat. No. 10,460,163

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DIGITALLY WATERMARKING DIGITAL FACIAL PORTRAITS

MorphoTrust USA, LLC, Bi...

1. A computer implemented identification method executed by one or more processors, the method comprising:obtaining, from a mobile computing device of a device user, data encoding a digital facial portrait that portrays a person, the digital facial portrait embedded with at least one digital watermark identifying payload data linking the digital facial portrait to the person portrayed by the digital facial portrait;
obtaining an image representing a facial portrait of the device user;
receiving results of a comparison between the digital facial portrait and the image representing the facial portrait of the device user, the results indicating that the device user is the person portrayed by the digital facial portrait;
in response to the results indicating that the device user is the person portrayed by the digital facial portrait, decoding the at least one digital watermark to obtain the payload data from the at least one digital watermark;
retrieving personally identifiable information based on the payload data; and
determining that the digital facial portrait is authentic based on the decoded at least one digital watermark by authenticating the digital facial portrait based on the personally identifiable information.

US Pat. No. 10,460,081

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PORTABLY BINDING LICENSE RIGHTS TO CONTENT STORED ON OPTICAL MEDIA

FOX BROADCASTING COMPANY,...

1. A method of conditionally enabling a playback of content stored in read-only memory removable from a playback module, comprising:accepting a read-only memory (ROM) having the content encrypted so as to be decryptable according to one or more content keys, wherein the ROM includes globally unique ROM identifier (ROM ID);
reading the ROM identifier by a ROM controller, the ROM controller having an unalterable ROM controller identifier (ROM controller ID);
transmitting a ROM playback license request from the ROM controller to a license server, the ROM playback license request comprising the ROM controller ID, the ROM ID and a request for a license to play back the content from the ROM using the ROM controller;
receiving a content license enabling one or more rights to the content including a right for the playback of the encrypted content from the ROM using the ROM controller, the content license including the one or more content keys and being encrypted to be decryptable according to a ROM controller secret associated with the ROM controller ID;
decrypting the content license in the ROM controller to recover the one or more content keys;
providing the encrypted content from the ROM and the one or more content keys to the playback module for use in decrypting the encrypted content;
accepting a command to copy the encrypted content from the ROM to a random access memory (RAM), the RAM written to and read from under the control of a RAM controller having an unalterable RAM controller ID;
copying the encrypted content from the ROM to the RAM; and
copying the ROM ID to a memory accessible to the RAM controller.

US Pat. No. 10,459,970

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR EVALUATING AND RANKING IMAGES WITH CONTENT BASED ON SIMILARITY SCORES IN RESPONSE TO A SEARCH QUERY

BAIDU USA LLC, Sunnyvale...

1. A computer-implemented method for evaluating matching of content items with images, the method comprising:receiving a request for evaluating matching between a content item and an image that were identified and selected from a plurality of content items and images in response to a search query;
obtaining first metadata associated with the content item, second metadata associated with the image, and third metadata associated with the search query, wherein the third metadata comprises keywords of the search query;
determining a first similarity score, “QC”, based on the first metadata associated with the content item and the third metadata associated with the search query, wherein QC represents a similarity between the search query and the content item;
determining a second similarity score, “QI”, based on the second metadata associated with the image and the third metadata associated with the search query, where QI represents a similarity between the search query and the image;
determining a third similarity score, “CI”, based on the first metadata associated with the content item and the second metadata associated with the image, wherein CI represents a similarity between the content item and the image;
calculating an evaluation score for matching of the content item and the image in view of the search query, wherein the evaluation score is an average of: a product of the first similarity score and the second similarity score, a product of the first similarity score and the third similarity score, and a product of the second similarity score and the third similarity score;
integrating the content item and the image, based on the evaluation score; and
returning the integrated content item and image in response to the search query.

US Pat. No. 10,459,827

MACHINE-LEARNING BASED ANOMALY DETECTION FOR HETEROGENOUS DATA SOURCES

ELECTRONIC ARTS INC., Re...

1. An anomaly detection computing system, the system comprising:a host application computing system including one or more hardware processors and in electronic communication with an anomaly detection server, the one or more hardware processors of the host application computing system configured to execute computer-readable instructions that configure the host application computing system to execute and host instances of a game application and establish gameplay sessions with a plurality of users;
a host data store configured to store host application data associated with operation of the host application computing system, wherein the host application data comprises a plurality of data sets, wherein individual data sets of the plurality of data sets are associated with operations executed by the host application computing system for operation of aspects of the game application;
the anomaly detection server comprising one or more hardware processors and in electronic communication with the host application computing system, the one or more hardware processors of the anomaly detection server configured to execute computer-readable instructions that configure the anomaly detection server to:
communicate with the host application computing system and aggregate the host application data received from the host application computing system, wherein the host application data comprises a data table including the plurality of data sets associated with one or more aspects of operation of the host application computing system;
for each data set of the plurality of data sets within the data table,
identify a first anomaly detection node of a hierarchical anomaly detection model for analysis of a data set of the plurality of data sets, wherein the hierarchical anomaly detection model is generated based, at least in part on, historical data associated with the host application computing system, the hierarchical anomaly detection model comprises a base detection model and a plurality of data set specific models, each data set specific model generated from the base detection model for a specific data set, each data set specific model having a plurality of anomaly detection nodes, wherein each detection node is associated with one or more conditional modifiers, wherein the first anomaly detection node is identified based at least in part on a presence of conditional data matching the one or more conditional modifiers associated with the first anomaly detection node;
determine an anomaly detection score associated with the data set based, at least in part, on an application of the first anomaly detection node of the hierarchical anomaly detection model to the data set;
determine an aggregate anomaly detection score for the data table based at least in part on the anomaly detection scores associated with each data set of the plurality of data sets within the data table;
determine whether the aggregate anomaly detection score exceeds an anomaly detection threshold, wherein the anomaly detection threshold is determined based, at least in part, on a trust level associated with the host application computing system; and
in response to determining that the aggregate anomaly detection score exceeds the anomaly detection threshold, generate an anomaly event, and generate instructions to perform an anomaly event action for the anomaly event associated with the anomaly detection threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,459,316

CAMERA APPARATUS FOR VEHICLE

Hyundai Autron Co., Ltd.,...

1. A camera apparatus for a vehicle, comprising a housing having a recess formed therein,wherein the housing comprises: a main wall part having a camera hole formed therein; a base part extended from the main wall part and having a downward slope in which a distance from the center axis of the camera hole to the base part increases toward the end of the base part from the main wall part; and a sidewall part adjacent to the main wall part and extended upward from the base part,
the main wall part, the base part and the sidewall part form the recess in the housing, and
a light trap part for trapping light reflected from the base part and the sidewall part into the camera hole is installed on the base part and the sidewall part,
wherein the housing is installed on the inner surface of the windshield of the vehicle, and
the light trap part is formed on the top outer surface of the housing, adjacent to the sidewall part, and thus absorbs light incident through a gap between the windshield and the top outer surface of the housing, adjacent to the sidewall part.

US Pat. No. 10,459,155

BACKLIGHT MODULE AND DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

Radiant Opto-Electronics ...

1. A backlight module, comprising:a back plate;
a carrying member disposed on the back plate, wherein the carrying member comprises a first step portion and a second step portion, and the first step portion is elevated higher than the second step portion, wherein the second step portion comprises more than two carrying portions;
a light guide plate disposed on the back plate;
at least one optical film disposed above the light guide plate, wherein the at least one optical film is held on the second step portion; and
a light source disposed on the back plate, wherein the light source is disposed adjacent to a light-incident surface of the light guide plate;
wherein the back plate has a carrying surface and a sidewall, wherein the carrying surface has a side edge, and the sidewall protrudes from the carrying surface; and
wherein at least one portion of the first step portion is elevated higher than the sidewall, and the second step portion is disposed on the side edge.

US Pat. No. 10,458,578

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REPAIRING A JET PUMP SLIP JOINT

GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy...

1. A jet pump slip joint repair assembly comprising:at least one clamp, the clamp including,
a gripping surface,
a gripping body, and
a gripping collar, the gripping surface extending from the gripping body,
the gripping body configured to be inserted in the gripping collar;
a bushing configured to be inserted in a bore of a diffuser and to surround a portion of an inlet mixer, the bushing including,
a generally cylindrical sidewall, the sidewall configured to surround the portion of the inlet mixer,
a grooved flange on an upper surface of the sidewall, the grooved flange configured to receive the gripping surface of the clamp,
at least one cutout between adjacent portions of the grooved flange, the at least one cutout configured to receive at least one portion of a slip joint clamp, and
a groove on an inner, bottom surface of the sidewall; and
a seal in the groove, the seal being flexible and formed of a metallic material, the seal configured to be compressed when the at least one clamp engages the bushing.

US Pat. No. 10,457,484

AUTOMATED STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL SYSTEM

SYMBOTIC, LLC, Wilmingto...

8. An autonomous rover comprising:a frame having a first end and a second end longitudinally spaced from the first end and forming a payload bay, the payload bay being sized to support a pickface;
at least a first common registration surface, a second common registration surface, and a third common registration surface, each of the at least the first common registration surface, wherein each of the second common registration surface, and the third common registration surface is:
configured to engage the pickface supported on payload supports in the payload bay, and
distinct and decoupled from the payload supports; and
a drive section, wherein the drive section is:
connected to the at least the first common registration surface, the second common registration surface, and the third common registration surface, wherein the autonomous rover is configured to pick one or more items from one or more storage locations of the at least one storage shelf to build the pickface, and
the drive section is configured to variably position the at least the first common registration surface, the second common registration surface, and the third common registration surface relative to each other and at least one storage shelf of an automated storage and retrieval system to:
effect picking of one item from the storage location with the autonomous rover holding another item, and
justify the one or more of the one item picked and the other item held in three degrees of freedom, into a common multi-item unit commonly defining the pickface in the payload bay.

US Pat. No. 10,457,212

VEHICLE PILLAR STRUCTURE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A vehicle pillar structure comprising:a non-transparent first supporting member that extends with a length direction thereof in a direction along a vehicle width direction end of a windshield glass, and that is configured by a material with a coefficient of linear thermal expansion along the length direction of a first value;
a non-transparent second supporting member that extends such that a length direction thereof is along a vehicle front end of a side door glass, that is disposed spaced apart from the first supporting member, and that is configured by a material with a coefficient of linear thermal expansion along the length direction of a second value; and
a resin transparent member that is disposed spanning between the first supporting member and the second supporting member, that is joined to length direction faces of the first supporting member and the second supporting member, that is configured by a material with a coefficient of linear thermal expansion along the length directions of the first supporting member and the second supporting member of a larger value than the first value and the second value, and that is configured including multiple glass fibers with length directions thereof oriented such that fiber length directions are substantially orthogonal to the length directions of the first supporting member and the second supporting member.

US Pat. No. 10,457,086

EMBEDDED VARIABLE LINE PATTERNS

MorphoTrust USA, LLC, Bi...

1. An identification document comprising:a photographic image of an individual associated with the identification document;
one or more line patterns included in the photographic image to depict physical features of the individuals, each of the one or more line patterns comprising:
a plurality of discrete line segments that cooperate to form an outline of a portion of a physical feature of the individual; and
each discrete line segment being configured to encode data about identifying features of the individual; and
identifying information printed on the identification document, the identifying information comprising a subset of information that is assigned to at least one of the one or more line patterns.

US Pat. No. 10,456,916

DETERMINATION OF ROBOTIC STEP PATH

Boston Dynamics, Inc., W...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at a computing device, a reference step path comprising a reference capture point trajectory, the reference capture point trajectory comprising:
a set of spatial points on a surface that define respective target touchdown locations feasible for feet of a robot in view of physical capabilities and a current state of the robot while maintaining a stable center of pressure (CoP) of the robot; and
timing information regarding when to place the feet of the robot at the respective target touchdown locations, and how long each foot is to stay at the respective target touchdown location;
generating, by the computing device, a plurality of potential step paths and a respective potential capture point trajectory for each of the plurality of potential step paths, each respective potential capture point trajectory comprising a corresponding set of spatial points on the surface that define respective target touchdown locations for the feet of the robot;
for each given potential step path of the plurality of potential step paths, determining, by the computing device, an error value based on:
a difference between the reference capture point trajectory of the reference step path and the respective potential capture point trajectory of the given potential step path; and
a step path weight value corresponding to a particular stepping behavior of the robot;
selecting, by the computing device, a particular potential step path of the plurality of potential step paths wherein the error value of the particular potential step path satisfies a threshold error value, the threshold error value indicating a satisfactory level of deviation between the reference capture point trajectory and the particular potential step path; and
instructing, by the computing device, movement of one of the feet of the robot toward a touchdown location of the particular potential step path.

US Pat. No. 10,456,911

CONVEYANCE METHOD AND CONVEYANCE DEVICE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A conveyance method comprising:conveying and loading a target object held by an end section of a robot to a specified target position, the end section of the robot being able to move in a first direction and a second direction;
acquiring a first target position that is a target position in the first direction, and a second target position that is a target position in the second direction, as the specified target positions;
performing first direction movement control on the robot such that a position of the robot in the first direction matches the first target position;
measuring or predicting a vibration waveform of the end section in the first direction after performing first direction movement control; and
performing second direction movement control to load the target object by controlling the robot such that a position of the end section in the second direction matches the second target position at a specified timing during vibration, based on the measured or predicted vibration waveform of the end section in the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,456,051

PRESSURE SENSOR CALIBRATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

VOLCANO CORPORATION, San...

1. An intravascular sensor assembly, comprising:a flexible elongate member comprising:
a proximal connection portion configured to be positioned outside a patient body and adapted for coupling to a signal processing system via a patient interface module (PIM) communicatively positioned between the flexible elongate member and the signal processing system, and
an intravascular sensor disposed adjacent a distal end of the flexible elongate member and configured to be positioned within the patient body,
wherein the proximal connection portion comprises a cable and a connector at a proximal portion of the cable, the connector comprising a connector housing;
a memory component disposed within the connector housing of the connector and storing one or more calibration coefficients for the intravascular sensor; and
a processor disposed within the connector housing of the connector, the processor configured to:
receive sensor signals from the intravascular sensor;
read the one or more calibration coefficients from the memory component in response to communication by the PIM;
calibrate the sensor signals based on the one or more calibration coefficients such that the sensor signals are calibrated within the flexible elongate member during use of the intravascular sensor assembly; and
output calibrated sensor signals from the connector to the PIM.

US Pat. No. 10,455,903

BUCKLE DEVICE

ASHIMORI INDUSTRY CO., LT...

1. A buckle device comprising:a tongue plate slidably provided along a longitudinal direction of a webbing; and
a buckle main body configured to be engaged with the tongue plate, the buckle main body including:
a cover having a tongue plate guide portion;
a resin release button forming a tongue plate insertion port with the tongue plate guide portion; and
a frame configured to slidably support the release button and having a bottom wall and a pair of side walls,
wherein protruding portions protruding inward so as to overlap with the tongue plate inserted from the tongue plate insertion port are provided on front faces ofend portions of the pair of side walls of the frame on the side of the tongue plate insertion port, respectively, and
wherein the release button has a front wall and at least one extending portion extending from the front wall through a space between the protruding portions and the bottom wall, the at least one extending portion contacting the protruding portions.

US Pat. No. 10,455,757

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR SEED VARIETY SELECTION

Precision Planting LLC, ...

1. A system for planting seed, comprising:a first row unit configured to open a first planting trench;
a first seed meter having a first coded indicator with a first coding scheme, said first seed meter receiving a first seed type from a first hopper having a coded indicator with said first coding scheme, said first seed meter mounted to said first row unit; and
a second seed meter having a second coded indicator with a second coding scheme different from said first coding scheme, said second seed meter receiving a second seed type from a second hopper having a coded indicator with said second coding scheme, said second seed meter mounted to said first row unit;
wherein each of said coded indicators is disposed to be viewable and visually readable by an operator during planting operations.

US Pat. No. 10,462,933

MODULAR FAN ASSEMBLY

Seagate Technology LLC, ...

1. An apparatus comprising:a frame having a first side opposite a second side;
a first fan positioned proximal the first side;
a second fan positioned proximal the second side; and
a diverter positioned between the first and second sides, the first and second fans fluidically connected via first and second airflow pathways, the first airflow pathway passing from the first fan to outside the frame through a first aperture of the frame to the second fan through a second aperture of the frame, the second airflow pathway continuously extending within the frame from the first fan to the second fan.

US Pat. No. 10,462,925

MASS STORAGE DEVICE RETAINER ASSEMBLY

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A carrierless mass storage device retainer assembly for retaining a carrierless mass storage device, comprising:an electronics components chassis defining a receiving surface configured to receive a first narrow side surface of a carrierless mass storage device inserted into the chassis in a first direction transverse to the receiving surface, the carrierless mass storage device having an opposing second narrow side surface facing in a direction generally perpendicular relative to the receiving surface;
a connection surface for positioning generally perpendicular relative to the receiving surface, the connection surface having a connector configured to establish a connection between the connector and a first end surface of the carrierless mass storage device, wherein the receiving surface supports the carrierless mass storage device as the carrierless mass storage device is moved along the receiving surface in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction and towards the connector to establish the connection and position the carrierless mass storage device in an installed position;
a retaining surface protruding from the connection surface and extending generally perpendicularly from the connection surface and generally parallel to the receiving surface, wherein the retaining surface is spaced apart from the receiving surface to define an end surface receiving space therebetween dimensioned to receive the first end surface of the carrierless mass storage device in a vertical orientation; and
a retainer coupled to and extending away from the receiving surface, the retainer comprising a distal end shaped to contact the second narrow side surface of the carrierless mass storage device when the carrierless mass storage device is in the installed position.

US Pat. No. 10,462,920

POLYMER FIBER COMPOSITE

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A composite, comprising:a core layer comprising a thermoplastic polymer and having a first side and a second side opposite to the first side, wherein the core layer does not include reinforcing fibers;
a first set of two layers disposed over at least a portion of the core layer respectively on the first side and the second side, each layer of the first set comprising carbon fibers aligned in a first direction in a plane;
a second set of two layers disposed over at least a portion of the first set of two layers respectively on the first side and the second side, each layer of the second set comprising carbon fibers aligned in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction in the plane; and
a third set of two layers disposed between the layers of the first set and the second set, respectively, on the first side and the second side, each layer of the third set comprising carbon fibers aligned in the first direction,
wherein the composite in the plane has a length and a width, wherein the length is larger than the width and the length is parallel to the second direction, wherein the first direction is parallel to the width of the composite, wherein the composite has a thickness of less than or equal to 2.5 millimeters and has a flexural modulus of greater than or equal to 40 GPa.

US Pat. No. 10,462,916

BATTERY AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE COMPRISING SAID BATTERY

Feitian Technologies Co.,...

1. A battery comprises:a first electrode current collector (101),
a first electrode material (102),
an electrolyte (103),
a second electrode material (104),
a printed circuit board (PCB) structure made of a second electrode current collector (105), a PCB substrate (107), and a PCB surface layer (108),
a first electrode lead (109), and
a second electrode lead (110),
one of the first electrode current collector (101) and the second electrode current collector (105) is multiplexed as one surface layer of a printed circuit board;
the electrolyte (103) is located between the first electrode material (102) and the second electrode material (104), the first electrode material (102) is located between the first electrode current collector (101) and the electrolyte (103), the second electrode material (104) is located between the second electrode current collector (105) and the electrolyte (103), the second electrode current collector (105) is located between the second electrode material (104) and the PCB substrate (107), the PCB substrate (107) is located between the second electrode current collector (105) and the PCB surface layer (108),
the second electrode current collector (105), the first electrode lead (109) and the second electrode lead (110) are located in the same plane; the second electrode lead (110) and the second electrode current collector (105) are conducted, the first electrode lead (109) and the first electrode current collector (101) are conducted, and the first electrode lead (109) and the first electrode current collector (101) are insulated to the second electrode current collector (105) and the second electrode lead (110).

US Pat. No. 10,462,858

VEHICLE LAMP

KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., ...

1. A vehicle lamp, comprising:a planar light-emitting structure having a first substrate on which an organic electroluminescent emission element is formed, a single linear anode feeder element and a single linear cathode feeder element electrically connected to the organic electroluminescent emission element being provided on a back surface along an outer periphery thereof; and
a second substrate connected to the planar light-emitting structure such as to be in contact with the anode feeder element and the cathode feeder element; wherein
the anode feeder element is longer than the cathode feeder element as gauged along the outer periphery of the planar light-emitting structure,
the second substrate is provided with an extended shape that extends along an outer periphery of the light-emitting structure, and
the extended shape is configured to be in contact with one of terminal portions of the anode feeder element, one of terminal portions of the cathode feeder element, the other terminal portion of the cathode feeder element, and the other terminal portion of the anode feeder element in the stated order from one end of the extended shape to the other.

US Pat. No. 10,462,846

MULTI-SERVICE PROVIDER WIRELESS ACCESS POINT

CenturyLink Intellectual ...

1. A method of providing wireless service for multiple service providers from a single access point, the method comprising:providing a multi-service provider wireless access point having one or more radios to communicate with wireless devices and an uplink interface to provide an uplink connection to a plurality of wireless service providers;
establishing, for each of the plurality of wireless service providers, a dedicated management platform for each wireless service provider to manage wireless service provided by that wireless service provider;
providing a plurality of dedicated communication links, each of the plurality of dedicated communication links providing secure communication between the uplink interface and one of the wireless service providers;
receiving, via a first dedicated communication link, configuration data from the one of the wireless service providers;
configuring one or more radios assigned to the one of the wireless service providers based on the received configuration data; and
establishing one or more virtual private networks (“VPNs”) via the one or more configured radios assigned to the one of the wireless service providers.

US Pat. No. 10,462,843

METHOD FOR THE DIGITAL TRANSMISSION OF DATA BLOCKS FROM A TRANSMITTING STATION TO A RECEIVING STATION AS WELL AS A SENDING STATION, A RECEIVING STATION AND A MOTOR VEHICLE FOR USE IN THE METHOD

Volkswagen AG, (DE)

1. A method for digital transmission of data blocks froma transmitting station to a receiving station, the method comprising:
providing the data blocks with error protection data at the transmitting station, wherein the error protection is transmitted via a faulty transmission channel to the receiving station, wherein, for transmission of at least one further data block, positions at which the further data block differs from a preceding data block are identified at the transmitting station, wherein delta information obtained in this way is provided with corresponding error protection;
adding the delta information with error protection to the at least one further data block provided with error protection to provide an augmented further data block, wherein the delta information is provided with a higher error protection than the at least one further data block;
transmitting the resulting augmented further data block via the faulty transmission channel to the receiving station;
storing the received preceding data block and the at least one augmented further data block, including the error protection component, in the receiving station;
retrieving the delta information of the at least one augmented further data block;
applying the delta information to the stored preceding data block to change the stored preceding data block into a transformed received preceding data block that is in a form comparable with the at least one further data block, wherein the applying of the delta information changes the stored preceding data block into an information block which corresponds to information content of the at least one further block for subsequent processing through soft combining;
soft combining the received at least one further data block and the transformed received preceding data block to produce a combined data block; and
retrieving a payload of the at least one further data block from the combined data block.

US Pat. No. 10,462,826

RANDOM ACCESS METHOD AND RELATED APPARATUS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method comprising:sending, by a base station, first signaling to a terminal device through a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH), and sending, by the base station, second signaling to the terminal device through a downlink control channel, wherein the first signaling comprises a first time division duplexing (TDD) uplink-downlink configuration, the second signaling comprises a second TDD uplink-downlink configuration, and the downlink control channel is a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) or an enhanced physical downlink control channel (ePDCCH);
when both the first signaling and the second signaling are sent to the terminal device, receiving, by the base station, random access message from the terminal device in a first uplink subframe within a first uplink subframe set of the first TDD uplink-downlink configuration; and
when both the first signaling and the second signaling are sent to the terminal device, after the terminal device accesses the base station,
receiving, by the base station from the terminal device, data in a second uplink subframe within a second uplink subframe set of the second TDD uplink-downlink configuration or
sending, by the base station to the terminal device, data in a first downlink subframe within a downlink subframe set of the second TDD uplink-downlink configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,462,824

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND BASE STATION SIDE AND USER EQUIPMENT SIDE DEVICE AND METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An apparatus on a base station side in a wireless communication system, comprising:a processing unit configured to
receive a failed random access request from a user equipment, which was sent while the user equipment was in an RRC_IDLE state, wherein the failed random access request included a preamble sequence and a PRACH time-frequency resource indication which were both already received from a first successful random access request sent by another user equipment;
determine, in response to the failed random access request from the user equipment, whether the failed random access request was part of a contention-based access procedure; and
after determining the failed random access request was part of the contention-based access procedure, prepare auxiliary access information for the user equipment which was determined to have sent the second random access request which is part of the contention-based access procedure and which was determined to have included the preamble sequence and the PRACH time-frequency resource indication which were both already received from the first random access request;
wherein the auxiliary information is set so that the user equipment can use the auxiliary information in a subsequent non-contention based access request, and the auxiliary information includes a unique identification of the user equipment which sent the failed random access request for use in the subsequent non-contention based access request.

US Pat. No. 10,462,818

METHOD OF TRANSMITTING DATA BETWEEN NETWORK DEVICES OVER A NON-DETERMINISTIC NETWORK

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method of transmitting data between network devices over a non-deterministic network with a multiple channel access method, wherein the non-deterministic network comprises a plurality of network devices, comprising the steps of:synchronising clocks of individual network devices of the plurality of network devices with each other,
dividing time available for transmitting the data into timeslots,
designating respective pairs of consecutive timeslots to the individual network devices of the plurality of network devices, wherein an individual network device transfers data only during the respective pairs of timeslots designated to it, and
evaluating, whether a network device of the plurality of network devices shall retransmit data, which it has already transmitted during a first timeslot of a pair of timeslots, within the second timeslot of the pair of timeslots,
wherein a first clock of a first network device of the plurality of network devices shall be synchronised with a second clock of a second network device of the plurality of network devices,
wherein the first clock of the first network device and the second clock of the second network device differ by an offset and the offset changes over time due to a drift,
wherein synchronising the first clock of the first network device with the second clock of the second network device comprises the steps of:
determining the drift between the first clock of the first network device and the second clock of the second network device in a first step,
compensating for the determined drift between the first clock of the first network device and the second clock of the second network device in a second step, and
determining and compensating for the offset between the first clock of the first network device and the second clock of the second network device in a third step.

US Pat. No. 10,462,788

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPERATING A DEVICE ON A LICENSED SPECTRUM AND AN UNLICENSED SPECTRUM

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method comprising:operating a device on a wireless wide area network channel using a wireless wide area network base station using a wireless wide area network radio access technology;
detecting at least one wireless local area network base station using the wireless wide area network radio access technology operating on a wireless local area network frequency;
scanning wireless local area network frequencies;
sending information including information about the at least one wireless local area network base station using the wireless wide area network radio access technology, the results of scanning the wireless local area network frequencies, and device specific information to a base station; and
communicating on a wireless local area network channel of the wireless local area network frequencies with a wireless local area network base station of the at least one wireless local area network base station using the wireless wide area network radio access technology in response to sending the information.

US Pat. No. 10,462,537

NETWORK VIDEO STREAMING WITH TRICK PLAY BASED ON SEPARATE TRICK PLAY FILES

DIVX, LLC, San Diego, CA...

1. A playback device, comprising:a set of one or more processors; and
a non-volatile storage containing an application for causing the set of one or more processors to perform the steps of:
receiving a playback request for a selected one of a plurality of adaptive bitrate streams at a first time using a playback device, and in response thereto:
sending a playlist request and the first time to a server;
receiving a playlist identifying a set of successive container files storing segments of encoded video from the selected adaptive bitrate stream from the server, the set of successive container files starting at the first time;
downloading segments of encoded video from the selected adaptive bitrate stream according to the received playlist;
playing back video from the downloaded segments of encoded video from the selected adaptive bitrate stream; and
receiving a trick play request for a trick play stream corresponding to the plurality of adaptive bitrate streams using the playback device, the trick play request including a second time and a particular direction, and in response thereto:
sending a trick play playlist request, the second time, and the particular direction to the server, wherein the server generates a trick play playlist identifying a different set of container files storing segments of encoded video from the trick play stream upon receipt of the trick play playlist request, the different set of container files starting at the second time and in the particular direction;
receiving the generated trick play playlist from the server;
downloading segments of encoded video from the trick play stream according to the generated trick play playlist; and
playing back video from the downloaded segments of encoded video from the trick play stream in the particular direction.

US Pat. No. 10,462,530

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING A MULTI-PERSPECTIVE VIDEO DISPLAY

OPENTV, INC., San Franci...

1. A computerized method comprising:receiving, by a media device, via a network and from a provider system, first data and video content, the first data indicating control information that identifies a video perspective of the video content and each of a plurality of audio perspectives of audio content related to a frame of reference for presentation with the video perspective;
receiving, by the media device, via the network and from the provider system, second data including metadata that relates to one or more attributes of the frame of reference for presentation of each of the plurality of audio perspectives with the video perspective;
accessing, by the media device and from a storage location, using a first identifier for a first audio perspective identified in the control information, first audio data for the first audio perspective selected from among the plurality of audio perspectives of audio content, the first audio perspective related to a first frame of reference for presentation with the video perspective;
providing, by the media device, the video perspective with the first audio data for the first audio perspective for presentation of the first audio perspective with the video perspective on a display device;
receiving, by the media device, at a time during the presentation of the video perspective rendered with the first audio perspective at the display device, a command indicating a selection of a second audio perspective from among the plurality of audio perspectives, the second audio perspective related to a second frame of reference for presentation with the video perspective;
identifying, by the media device, using the metadata in the second data and based on the time of the command, a portion of second audio data for the second audio perspective related to the second frame of reference for presentation of the second audio perspective with the video perspective;
accessing, by the media device, using a second identifier in the control information, the identified portion of the second audio data for the second audio perspective; and
responsive to the command indicating the selection of the second audio perspective, updating, by the media device, using the second audio data and during the presentation of the video perspective rendered with the first audio perspective at the display device, the presentation to render the video perspective with the selected second audio perspective in substitution of the first audio perspective.

US Pat. No. 10,462,478

METHOD OF VIDEO GENERATION

Apical Limited, Cambridg...

1. A method for generating an output video frame, the method comprising:receiving an encoded video;
decoding the encoded video whereby to produce a decoded video frame;
retrieving first video frame data from a first group of pixels of the decoded video frame;
retrieving second video frame data from a second group of pixels, different to the first group of pixels, of the decoded video frame; and
generating an output video frame by combining information derived from the first video frame data and information derived from the second video frame data, wherein the combining comprises:
for a given pixel of the output video frame, combining information describing the given pixel derived from the first video frame data and information describing the given pixel derived from the second video frame data.

US Pat. No. 10,462,238

REACHABILITY ANALYTICS FOR COMMUNICATIONS

Mitel Networks, Inc., , D...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium storing machine readable instructions comprising:a reachability engine executed by a processing unit that determines a reachability for a specified party in response to a request for reachability from a client computing device, wherein the reachability characterizes a first probability that the specified party will answer a request for communication using a specified mode of telecommunication at a given time, and wherein the reachability further characterizes a second probability that the specified party will answer the request for communication using an alternate mode of telecommunication, and wherein the first probability and the second probability are above zero percent and less than one-hundred percent;
wherein the reachability engine displays the determination of reachability to an interactive graphical user interface on the client computing device on a reachability output view of the interactive graphical user interface;
wherein the interactive graphical user interface displays information representing a duration of time that the reachability of the specified party is expected to remain above or below a threshold on a duration output view of the interactive graphical user interface;
wherein the interactive graphical user interface includes an element to initiate electronic communication with the specified party via the specified mode of telecommunication or the alternate mode of telecommunication; and
wherein the reachability is based on status data that characterizes an aggregate of at least two of direct status data characterizing a presence state of the specified party, indirect status data and historical status data for the specified party, the status data being maintained in a profile database within a reachability server and obtained from a plurality of database servers connected to a network, wherein the presence state characterizes at least a willingness of the specified party to communicate using voice communications.

US Pat. No. 10,462,165

INFORMATION SECURITY IMPLEMENTATIONS WITH EXTENDED CAPABILITIES

8x8, Inc., San Jose, CA ...

1. A security system comprising:at least one central server coupled to a plurality of client computers and configured to:
provide configuration data to each of the plurality of client computers, the configuration data including parameters that define criteria for identifying sensitive data and trigger events on the plurality of client computers, the trigger events defined by the configuration data as a function of a sensitivity level of the sensitive data and monitored data communications;
in response to a notification received from one of the plurality of client computers, monitor data communications of the one of the plurality of client computers for sensitive data by reviewing data communications therefrom;
restrict transmission for a subset of the reviewed data communications in response to detecting sensitive data;
receive identified data from applications running on the plurality of client computers and that indicates an access of sensitive data matching the criteria indicated by the configuration data;
in response to the identified data indicating that a first trigger event occurred, determine whether or not the identified data indicates that a second trigger event occurred, wherein the first trigger event includes at least access of an external email address and the second trigger event includes at least use of a cut and paste operation; and
select and perform a security action based on the determination of the occurrence of the first and second trigger events, an association between the first and second trigger events, and a risk-level based on the association of the first and second trigger events.

US Pat. No. 10,461,387

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPROVED CHIP DEVICE PERFORMANCE

Aviat U.S., Inc., Milpit...

1. A chip device for a microwave radio subsystem configured to process radio frequency (RF) signals, the chip device comprising:a first side;
a second side opposite the first side;
a first edge between the first side and the second side;
an electrical through-chip device interconnect configured to provide an electrical connection along the first edge between the first side and the second side, the electrical through-chip device interconnect including a first end on the first side and a second end on the second side;
an electrical path on the first side, the electrical path coupled to the first end of the electrical through-chip device interconnect, the electrical path including one or more tuning stubs, each tuning stub having a first size, a first shape, and a first location, the first size, the first shape, and the first location controlling a first impedance of the electrical path;
a signal port on the second side and coupled to the second end of the second side, the signal port including an RF input port or an RF output port for the chip device, the signal port configured to be coupled to an electrical trace; and
a clearance region disposed around the signal port on the second side of the chip device and not disposed on the first side of the chip device, the clearance region having a second size and a second shape, the first size, the first shape and the first location of the one or more tuning stubs of the electrical path, and the second size and the second shape of the clearance region being selected to reduce return loss of RF signals being transmitted between the electrical path and the electrical trace via the electrical through-chip device interconnect and to substantially reduce impedance mismatch between the electrical path and the electrical trace coupled to the signal port.

US Pat. No. 10,461,031

METHOD FOR PATTERNING A POWER METALLIZATION LAYER, ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG,...

1. A method for processing an electronic device, the method comprising:forming a patterned hard mask layer over a copper power metallization layer, the patterned hard mask layer exposing a major outer surface of the copper power metallization layer; and
patterning the copper power metallization layer by wet etching of the exposed major surface of the copper power metallization layer, wherein forming the patterned hard mask layer comprises forming a patterned alumina layer with a thickness less than 15 nm, wherein the copper power metallization layer has a thickness greater than 5 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,460,845

NUCLEAR REACTOR FLOW PATH SEALING SYSTEMS AND SEALS

GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy...

1. A seal system for use in a nuclear reactor environment, the system comprising:a first component;
a second component abutting the first component, wherein the second component includes a groove in a surface abutting the first component;
a seal in the groove configured to seal against the first component in a first direction, wherein the seal includes an opening into a concavity in the seal configured to drive the seal in the first direction under relative higher pressure at the opening, wherein the groove opens only in the first direction, and wherein the first component has a continuously flat surface that directly abuts the surface of the second component and the seal in the groove so as to completely close the groove; and
wherein the first and second component, when abutted, separate a downcomer having a first fluid flow from a reactor core having a second fluid flow, and wherein the first and the second fluid flows are either parallel or antiparallel to the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,460,672

IMAGE DATA PROCESSING APPARATUS THAT OVERDRIVES PIXELS OF A DISPLAY DEVICE TO INCREASE REACTION SPEED OF THE PIXELS

SILICON WORKS CO., LTD., ...

1. An apparatus for processing image data, the apparatus comprising:a RGBX converter configured to convert red-green-blue (RGB) data of an image frame to RGBX data wherein X indicates a component of R, G, and B, or a component corresponding to a combination of at least one of R, G, and B;
a RGBX encoder configured to generate compressed data of the RGBX data converted by the RGBX converter, and to periodically store the compressed data in a memory;
a first RGBX decoder configured to decompress the compressed data to generate RGBX?(n) data;
a second RGBX decoder configured to decompress the compressed data of a previous period stored in the memory, to generate RGBX?(n?1) data; and
an overdriving (OD) calculating unit configured to compare the RGBX?(n) data and the RGBX?(n?1) data to generate OD RGB X data of the RGBX data converted by the RGBX converter;
wherein the RGB data of the image frame is converted to RGBX data only a single time within the apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,460,534

VEHICLE-TO-VEHICLE ACCIDENT DETECTION

Allstate Insurance Compan...

1. A driving analysis computing device comprising:a processing unit comprising a processor; and
a memory unit storing computer-executable instructions, which when executed by the processing unit, cause the driving analysis computing device to:
receive, in real time, first vehicle driving data collected by vehicle operation sensors within a first vehicle being operated by a first user, the first vehicle driving data comprising first velocity data collected by a first velocity sensor;
receive, in real-time, second vehicle driving data collected by vehicle operation sensors within a second vehicle being operated by a second user, the second vehicle driving data comprising second velocity data collected by a second velocity sensor;
determine a first projected location for the first vehicle during a first time interval based on the first velocity data;
determine a second projected location for the second vehicle during the first time interval based on the second velocity data;
determine a probability of a collision between the first vehicle and the second vehicle during the first time interval based on the first projected location and the second projected location;
responsive to determining that the probability of the collision is above a threshold value, transmit a first set of warnings to the first vehicle;
receive first data collected by vehicle operation sensors within the first vehicle being operated by the first user, the first data including X-axis positional data for the first vehicle, Y-axis positional data for the first vehicle, and Z-axis positional data for the first vehicle;
receive second data collected by the vehicle operation sensors within the second vehicle being operated by the second user, the second data including X-axis positional data for the second vehicle, Y-axis positional data for the second vehicle, and Z-axis positional data for the second vehicle;
determine a first difference between the X-axis positional data for the first vehicle and the X-axis positional data for the second vehicle;
determine a second difference between the Y-axis positional data for the first vehicle and the Y-axis positional data for the second vehicle;
determine a third difference between the Z-axis positional data for the first vehicle and the Z-axis positional data for the second vehicle;
determine whether a collision between the first vehicle and the second vehicle has occurred based on the first difference, the second difference, and the third difference; and
responsive to a determination that a collision has occurred between the first vehicle and the second vehicle:
transmit, to a mobile cellular device associated with the first vehicle, and via one or more wireless networks, a request for additional vehicle driving data from one or more vehicles within a predetermined distance of the first vehicle; and
receive, from the mobile cellular device associated with the first vehicle, and via the one or more wireless networks, additional vehicle driving data of a third vehicle that is within the predetermined distance of the first vehicle, the additional vehicle driving data comprising images from a camera of the third vehicle and vehicle driving data collected by vehicle operation sensors within the third vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,460,302

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TRANSACTIONAL DOCUMENT PROCESSING

First Data Corporation, ...

1. A system comprising:a first financial analysis server; and
a second document analysis server; wherein:
the first financial analysis server identifies a transactions analysis request associated with a document for a transaction, wherein the transaction analysis request comprises data received from a graphical user interface displayed on a user device and an image of the document;
the first financial analysis server transmits the received transactions analysis request to the second document analysis server;
the second server identifies information from the image of the document;
the second document analysis server determines that the document should be used in the transaction based at least in part on the information obtained from the image of the document and the data received from the user device;
the second document analysis server generates a response to the transaction analysis request, wherein the response comprises a recommendation to use the document for the transaction; and
the second document analysis server transmits the response to the transaction analysis request to the user device.

US Pat. No. 10,460,210

METHOD AND DEVICE OF NEURAL NETWORK OPERATIONS USING A GRID GENERATOR FOR CONVERTING MODES ACCORDING TO CLASSES OF AREAS TO SATISFY LEVEL 4 OF AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

STRADVISION, INC., Pohan...

1. A method for neural network operations by using a grid generator, comprising steps of:(a) a computing device, if a test image is acquired, instructing a non-object detector to acquire non-object location information for testing, including information on where non objects for testing are located on the test image, and class information of the non-objects for testing, including information on classes of the non-objects for testing, by detecting the non-objects for testing on the test image;
(b) the computing device instructing the grid generator to generate section information, which includes information on a plurality of subsections in the test image, by referring to the non-object location information for testing;
(c) the computing device instructing a neural network to determine parameters for testing, to be used for applying the neural network operations to either (i) at least part of the subsections including each of the objects for testing and each of non-objects for testing corresponding to said each of the objects for testing, or (ii) each of sub-regions, in each of said at least part of the subsections, where said each of the non-objects for testing is located, by referring to parameters for training which have been learned by using information on non-objects for training whose corresponding class information is same as or similar to that of the non-objects for testing; and
(d) the computing device instructing the neural network to apply the neural network operations to the test image by using each of the parameters for testing, corresponding to each of said at least part of the subsections, to thereby generate one or more neural network outputs.

US Pat. No. 10,459,971

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF GENERATING IMAGE CHARACTERISTIC REPRESENTATION OF QUERY, AND IMAGE SEARCH METHOD AND APPARATUS

BAIDU ONLINE NETWORK TECH...

1. A method of generating an image characteristic representation of a text-based query, comprising:using a processor, acquiring a clicked image set corresponding to a text-based target query based on an image click log of a search user;
using the processor, generating image characteristic vectors corresponding to clicked images in the clicked image set based on image content characteristics of the clicked images, wherein:
each image characteristic vector comprises: a category distribution vector, a color distribution histogram-based color distribution vector, or a visual word distribution vector, and
generating image characteristic vectors corresponding to clicked images in the clicked image set based on image content characteristics of the clicked images comprises inputting image-pixel content of a to-be-processed clicked image to a category classifier group, wherein the category classifier group is generated by training with a preset amount of class labeled training data; and
using the processor, clustering the clicked images based on the image characteristic vectors, and using a clustering result as an image characteristic representation of the text-based target query.

US Pat. No. 10,459,962

SELECTIVELY GENERATING WORD VECTOR AND PARAGRAPH VECTOR REPRESENTATIONS OF FIELDS FOR MACHINE LEARNING

ServiceNow, Inc., Santa ...

1. A system comprising:a database containing a corpus of incident reports relating to operation of a managed network, wherein each incident report contains a set of fields, each field containing a text string; and
an artificial neural network (ANN) that includes an encoder and that has been trained on the corpus of incident reports such that, for each of the incident reports: (i) for words present in text strings of a first subset of the fields, the encoder can generate word vector representations within a semantically encoded vector space, and (ii) for text strings of a second subset of the fields, the encoder can generate one or more paragraph vector representations within the semantically encoded vector space,
wherein the database additionally contains an aggregate vector representation for each of the incident reports, wherein the aggregate vector representation for a particular incident report is a combination of (i) word vector representations, generated by the encoder, of words present in the text strings of the first subset of the fields of the particular incident report and (ii) one or more paragraph vector representations, generated by the encoder, of words present in the text strings of the second subset of the fields of the particular incident report; and
a server device configured to:
receive an additional incident report that contains the set of fields;
generate an aggregate vector representation for the additional incident report by (i) using the encoder to generate word vector representations of words present in text strings of the first subset of the fields of the additional incident report, (ii) using the ANN to generate one or more paragraph vector representations of words present in text strings of the second subset of the fields of the additional incident report, and (iii) combining the word vectors and the one or more paragraph vectors generated from the additional incident report to generate the aggregate vector representation for the additional incident report;
compare the aggregate vector representation of each of the incident reports in the corpus to the aggregate vector representation for the additional incident report;
based on the comparison, identify a subset of the incident reports in the corpus; and
transmit, to a client device, the subset of incident reports.

US Pat. No. 10,459,937

EFFECT OF OPERATIONS ON APPLICATION REQUESTS

MICRO FOCUS LLC, Santa C...

1. A non-transitory machine-readable storage medium comprising instructions executable by a processing resource to: in response to an application request accessing a webpage, perform a sequence of operations including a first asynchronous operation, wherein the first asynchronous operation is an operation that is triggered by the application request and is independent of other operations in the sequence; obtain a plurality of completion times for a completion of the application request, wherein the plurality of completion times comprises a first completion time for completing a first instance of the application request and a second completion time for completing a second instance of the application request; obtain a first response time which is a length of time to complete the first asynchronous operation in the first instance of the application request and a second response time which is a length of time to complete the first asynchronous operation in the second instance of the application request; determine a first correlation score describing an effect of the first asynchronous operation on the application request based on the first completion time, the second completion time, the first response time, and the second response time, wherein to determine the first correlation score, the processing resource is to: determine a first average of the first and second response times, determine a second average of the first and second completion times, and determine a ratio of the first average over the second average as the first correlation score, wherein a value of the ratio indicates a level of effect the first asynchronous operation has on the application request; and generate visualization data representing the determined first correlation score indicating how much the first asynchronous operation affects the completion of the application request.

US Pat. No. 10,459,842

DATA STORAGE SYSTEM WITH CONFIGURABLE PREFETCH BUFFERS

BiTMICRO Networks, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus comprising:a data storage device comprising a first prefetch buffer, a second prefetch buffer, and a third prefetch buffer;
wherein the second prefetch buffer and the third prefetch buffer are both coupled in parallel to the first prefetch buffer; and wherein any of the prefetch buffers is configured to store prefetch data.

US Pat. No. 10,459,515

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM HAVING STORED THEREIN PROGRAM FOR SETTING CONNECTION INFORMATION

Fujitsu Client Computing ...

1. An information processing apparatus comprising:a communication processor in which connection information to access a server of a network operator on a communication line is to be set to allow the information processing apparatus to connect to the communication line, and that includes a port, the communication processor allowing the connection information to be set in the communication processor when the communication processor is in a port opened state where the port is opened;
an operating system (OS);
a controller that makes the communication processor be in the port opened state without starting the OS when the information processing apparatus is powered on;
a setting processor that sets the connection information in the communication processor made into the port opened state without starting the OS by the controller through executing a program file to set the connection information;
a connector that is able to connect thereto a first recording medium that stores therein the program file; and
a reader that reads, when the first recording medium is connected to the connector at powering on the information processing apparatus, the program file from the first recording medium,
wherein the setting processor executes the program file read by the reader.

US Pat. No. 10,459,503

ELECTRONIC SYSTEM, TERMINAL DEVICE, AND FUNCTION EXPANSION DEVICE

Fujitsu Client Computing ...

1. An electronic system comprising:a first electronic device; and
a second electronic device that is connected to the first electronic device, and that receives an electric power supply from the same power supply as that of the first electronic device, the second electronic device including a battery,
wherein the first electronic device includes:
a load that consumes electric power, and
a processor configured to:
notify, when an amount of electric power consumption of the first electronic device is small, the second electronic device of a small electric power consumption state of the first electronic device,
in response to an instruction to start electric power supply to the load, notify the second electronic device of a limit of a charging current of the battery, and
in response to a limiting completion notification from the second electronic device, cause the electric power supply to the load to be started, and
the second electronic device includes a processor configured to:
decrease, when a notification of the small electric power consumption state of the first electronic device is received, an amount of electric power that can be used to charge the battery in response to receiving a notification of the limit of the charging current of the battery from the first electronic device, and
increase, when a notification of the small electric power consumption state of the first electronic device is received, the amount of electric power that can be used to charge the battery when the notification of the limit of the charging current of the battery is not received.

US Pat. No. 10,459,488

DOCKING STATION

GETAC TECHNOLOGY CORPORAT...

1. A docking station, comprising:a base, comprising a seat, an extension portion connected to the seat and extending upwards, and a stop portion connected to the extension portion and extending along an angle position;
a clamp member, assembled at the extension portion, the clamp member comprising:
a body, assembled at the extension portion;
a hook portion, provided at an end portion of the body, wherein a clamp space exists in the angle direction between a free end of the stop portion and the hook portion; and
a resilient element, provided at the body and near the hook portion;
wherein, when the hook portion receives a force, the body becomes elastically deformed and drives the resilient element to produce an elastic restoring force; when the hook portion does not receive the force, the elastic restoring force of the resilient element drives the body to restore to an initial position.

US Pat. No. 10,458,953

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ACQUIRING NATURAL FREQUENCY OF DIAPHRAGM

GOERTEK INC., Weifang (C...

1. A method for acquiring a natural frequency of a diaphragm, wherein, the natural frequency of the diaphragm is acquired through a closed space formed by a structural cavity and the diaphragm, and the method comprising a preprocessing stage for a sound pressure and an acquisition stage for the natural frequency of the diaphragm, wherein, the preprocessing stage for the sound pressure comprises:selecting test frequencies, converting an externally-input electric signal into an acoustic signal, emitting sound into the closed space, and acquiring a sound pressure received at each respective test frequency; and
adjusting the externally-input electric signal until a same sound pressure is received at each test frequency, and taking the electric signal at which the same sound pressure is acquired as an adjusted electric signal, and
wherein, the acquisition stage for the natural frequency of the diaphragm comprises:
converting the adjusted electric signal into an acoustic signal and emitting sound into the closed space to vibrate the diaphragm in response to the adjusted electrical signal;
acquiring displacements of the diaphragm when the diaphragm vibrates; and
taking a frequency corresponding to a maximum displacement among the acquired displacements as the natural frequency of the diaphragm.

US Pat. No. 10,458,530

HYBRID BALLSCREW SEAL

GOODRICH ACTUATION SYSTEM...

1. A seal assembly for a ballscrew comprising:a seal body, the seal body comprising:
a helical body portion having a central axis (A) and extending through substantially a single helical turn about said central axis (A) from a first end to a second end axially spaced from the first end;
a connecting portion extending generally parallel to the central axis (A) and connecting the first and second ends of the helical body portion;
a channel formed in a radially outer surface of the seal body, the channel extending continuously around the helical body portion and the connecting portion;
an arcuate scraper seal portion extending inwardly from a radially inner surface of the connecting portion for sealing engagement within a helical groove of said ballscrew; and
a helical sealing portion extending from a radially inner surface of the helical body portion, and extending circumferentially around the helical body portion from the first end to the second end for engaging a radially outer helical ridge of said ballscrew, the scraper seal portion and helical sealing portion forming a continuous seal around the inner diameter of the seal body; and
an energising member disposed within the channel for radially inwardly pre-loading said scraper seal portion and said helical seal portion;
wherein the helical sealing portion comprises a lip seal with at least one deformable beam section extending radially inwardly of the seal body.

US Pat. No. 10,458,263

TURBINE SHROUD WITH SEALING FEATURES

Rolls-Royce North America...

17. A method of assembling a segmented turbine shroud that extends around a central axis, the method comprisingmounting a retainer formed to include flanges and attachment posts to a blade track segment formed to include a runner and hangers so that the flanges engage the hangers,
attaching the retainer to a carrier segment by coupling the attachment posts of the retainer to the carrier segment so that the retainer and the hangers are received in a radially inwardly-opening cavity formed by the carrier segment, and
positioning at least one compartment seal in a recess of the carrier segment to engage a radially outer side of the runner of the blade track segment to seal the radially inwardly-opening cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,457,609

UREA AMMONIUM NITRATE PRODUCTION

Stamicarbon B.V., Sittar...

11. An apparatus for the production of at least urea and urea ammonium nitrate comprising:(a) a urea production unit comprising a finishing section which is adapted to solidify urea and wherein the finishing section has a gas outlet for a first ammonia-containing off-gas,
(b) an ammonium nitrate section for producing ammonium nitrate in fluid communication with a source of nitric acid and a source of ammonia, having an outlet for aqueous ammonium nitrate solution and an outlet for a second ammonia-containing off-gas,
(c) a urea ammonium nitrate section comprising a unit having an inlet in fluid connection with said outlet for aqueous ammonium nitrate solution and an inlet for receiving urea liquid, for combining said ammonium nitrate solution and said urea liquid, and having an outlet for urea ammonium nitrate solution, and
(d) an off-gas treatment section having a gas inlet in fluid connection with said gas outlet for said first ammonia-containing off-gas , adapted to subject said first off-gas to treatment with an acidic scrubbing liquid,
wherein said off-gas treatment section comprises a gas inlet in fluid communication with said outlet for said second ammonia-containing off-gas.

US Pat. No. 10,457,539

DISPENSING METER FOR FLUID DISPENSING

Graco Minnesota Inc., Mi...

1. A handheld fluid meter for use in an oil bar, the handheld meter comprising:a meter body comprising:
a handle;
a fluid inlet extending into the handle;
a fluid outlet extending out of an end of the meter body opposite the handle;
a trigger configured to be manually displaced to control a flow of fluid between the fluid inlet and the fluid outlet;
a bezel housing mounted on the meter body, the bezel housing including a display opening;
a display screen fixedly mounted within the display opening;
a user input fixedly mounted on the bezel housing, the user input including a plurality of buttons;
display circuitry configured to provide a visual output at the display screen in a plurality of orientations;
user input circuitry configured to receive inputs from a user via the plurality of buttons to modify the visual output of the display screen; and
control circuitry connected to communicate with the display circuitry and the user input circuitry, the control circuitry configured to receive an input regarding a desired orientation of the visual output from the user input circuitry and to provide instructions to the display circuitry to modify the orientation of the visual output.

US Pat. No. 10,457,517

DEVICE FOR SEPARATING GUMMED PAPER AND LINING PAPER OF DOUBLE-SIDED TAPE

Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Sof...

1. A device for separating a gummed paper and a lining paper of a double-sided tape, comprising:a housing comprising a chamber, wherein a double-sided tape coil is accommodated in the chamber;
a first rotating structure and a second rotating structure, both the first rotating structure and the second rotating structure are disposed at least partially within the housing;
a control part disposed in the chamber, wherein the double-sided tape coil is rotatable around the control part; and
a sliding groove provided on the housing, wherein the sliding groove comprises a first limiting part and a second limiting part,
wherein, when the first rotating structure abuts against the second rotating structure, the first rotating structure is positioned in the first limiting part of the sliding groove; and when the first rotating structure does not abut against the second rotating structure, the first rotating structure is positioned in the second limiting part of the sliding groove;
wherein the housing is provided with a first opening located below the first rotating structure;
wherein a distance between the first limiting part and the first opening is smaller than a diameter of the first rotating structure, so that the gummed paper is capable of extending out of the first opening to perform bonding operation before being separated from the lining paper; and
wherein the device further comprises a cutting part at a front end of the first opening.

US Pat. No. 10,457,475

CAP ASSEMBLY WITH DISPENSING VESSEL

Phoenix Closures, Inc., ...

1. A cap assembly for dispensing an article from a container having a mouth, comprising:a body member comprising:
a peripheral rim for fitting onto the container;
a skirt for reversibly and sealably engaging a neck of the container; and
a quarter-spherical scoop obstructing a portion of the mouth, the quarter-spherical scoop having a passageway communicating with an interior of the container;
a pair of pivot recesses located at diametrically opposite points on an edge of the quarter-spherical scoop; and
a cap member comprising:
a hemispherical bowl positioned within the quarter-spherical scoop, the hemispherical bowl having an outside diameter smaller than an inside diameter of the quarter-spherical scoop;
a peripheral border around an edge of the hemispherical bowl, the peripheral border including an outward extending lip, the lip contacting the peripheral rim at a first contact point when the cap member is in a closed configuration, and the lip engaging the peripheral rim near a second contact point substantially diametrically opposite the first contact point when the cap member is in a opened configuration; and
a pair of pivot portions for engaging the pivot recesses, the pivot portions rotatably supporting the hemispherical bowl for movement through an angle of about 180 degrees about an axis extending between the pivot recesses;
wherein in the closed configuration, the hemispherical bowl and quarter-spherical scoop align so that the passageway is obstructed by the hemispherical bowl and the mouth is obstructed by the cap assembly, and wherein in the opened configuration and configured to, the hemispherical bowl and quarter-spherical scoop align so that the passageway and the mouth of the container align to create an opening for dispensing the article from the container when inverted.

US Pat. No. 10,457,453

CHILD-RESISTANT CLOSURE SYSTEM

PHOENIX CLOSURES, INC., ...

1. A child-resistant closure system comprising:a container having:
a neck on a first end of the container, the neck having a finished edge defining an annular mouth, and
a plurality of spaced-apart projections extending outward from an outer surface of the neck, each neck projection including a hook-shaped portion defining a notch in the interior of the projection, a portion of each notch adjoining a narrower end of a tapering passageway;
a closure having a top panel and a skirt depending from a periphery of the top panel,
the top panel including a central portion, an annular depressed portion surrounding the central portion, and an annular raised portion surrounding the depressed portion, the central portion having an annular deflection rib extending inward from an interior surface of the central portion;
the closure skirt having, respectively,
a first portion containing a plurality of spaced-apart liner retainers extending inward from an interior surface of the first portion, each liner retainer defining a ledge,
a second portion containing a plurality of spaced-apart lugs extending inward from the interior surface of the central portion, the lugs adapted to engage the notches in the projections on the container, and
a peripheral rim; and
a resilient deformable liner positioned between the container and the closure, having:
an interior portion for communicating with the annular deflection rib when the closure system is in a locked configuration,
an exterior portion for communicating with the finished edge of the container neck when the closure system is in the locked configuration, and
a peripheral edge;
wherein when the closure system is in the locked configuration, the lugs are engaged within the notches in the projections on the container, and the resilient deformable liner adopts a moderately non-flat profile and engages the finished edge; and
wherein when in the locked configuration, when sufficient force is applied for the top panel and the finished edge to engage the resilient deformable liner therebetween, the resilient deformable liner is increasingly deformed as it contacts the depressed and raised portions of the top panel, and the lugs are moved such that they can exit the notches through the tapering passageways.

US Pat. No. 10,457,444

BULK CONTAINER WITH INTERLOCKING FEATURES

ORBIS Corporation, Ocono...

1. A bulk container comprising:a base having a rectangular perimeter wall having four corners and defining a chamber with an opening at one end and a bottom wall closing an opposed end of the rectangular perimeter wall, the bottom wall having a continuous flat bottom surface;
four feet attached to the bottom wall, one of each of the four feet being positioned at one of each of the four corners and attached by a fastener, each foot having a portion removed along a peripheral edge to define a notch, the notch having a reduced height portion that extends to the peripheral edge;
four side wall panels are hingedly connected to the base and are moveable from a stowed position in the chamber to an extended position where the side wall panels extend vertically and have an outer surface coplanar with the peripheral edge, and a top surface; and
a pair of spaced protuberances extending from the top surface flanking each corner and offset therefrom, one protuberance of the pair is dimensioned to fit within a notch of a like container and the other protuberance of the pair is dimensioned to abut an edge of a foot of a like container.

US Pat. No. 10,457,418

UAV PAYLOAD MODULE CAMERA ASSEMBLY AND RETRACTION MECHANISM

AeroVironment, Inc., Mon...

1. A UAV comprising:a) a payload secured to the UAV so as to be capable of being stowed within the UAV and deployed out of the UAV;
b) a biasing member to bias the payload out of the UAV and into a deployed position; and
c) a retraction mechanism comprising a flexible means capable of supporting tension, the retraction mechanism and the flexible means allowing the payload to be deployed by the biasing member and causing the payload to retract into the UAV from the deployed position.

US Pat. No. 10,457,412

ELECTRICAL ISOLATION OF ANGLE OF ATTACK VANE BEARINGS

Rosemount Aerospace Inc.,...

1. An angle of attack vane mounting system comprising:a mounting flange secured to an aircraft;
a shaft extending through the mounting flange;
a bearing disposed between the mounting flange and the shaft, wherein the bearing comprises:
an inner race attached to the shaft; and
an outer race attached to the mounting flange; and
an electric isolator disposed adjacent one of the inner race and the outer race and electrically isolating the bearing such that an electric current is prevented from passing between the inner race and the outer race;
wherein the electric isolator comprises at least one of a first sleeve disposed between the shaft and the inner race and a second sleeve disposed between the mounting flange and the outer race.

US Pat. No. 10,457,373

AIRCRAFT WITH A FUSELAGE AND A COMPOSITE TAIL BOOM

AIRBUS HELICOPTERS DEUTSC...

1. A composite tail boom for an aircraft, the composite tail boom comprising at least partly a tubular tail boom cone with an outer skin and an inner skin, characterized in that the inner skin delimits a hollow interior of the composite tail boom, wherein a plurality of rod-shaped stiffening elements and a plurality of ring-shaped stiffening elements are arranged between the outer skin and the inner skin, the plurality of rod-shaped stiffening elements being oriented in longitudinal direction of the composite tail boom and the plurality of ring-shaped stiffening elements being distributed along the longitudinal direction in the tubular tail boom cone, and wherein at least one of the plurality of ring-shaped stiffening elements comprises an associated thickness in radial direction of the tubular tail boom cone that is smaller than an associated thickness of at least one of the plurality of rod-shaped stiffening elements in radial direction of the tubular tail boom cone.

US Pat. No. 10,457,293

DRIVER MONITORING APPARATUS, DRIVER MONITORING METHOD, AND PROGRAM

ALPINE ELECTRONICS, INC.,...

1. A driver monitoring apparatus comprising:a photographing means for taking a picture of a face of a driver;
an illumination means for emitting light to the face of the driver;
a light amount control means for controlling an amount of light to be emitted from the illumination means so that the amount of light becomes a first amount of light or a second amount of light;
a differential image creating means for comparing image information about one image on which the face of the driver to which the first amount of light was emitted is photographed with image information about another image on which the face of the driver to which the second amount of light was emitted is photographed and then creating a differential image from differential information about brightness of corresponding pixels;
a detecting means for detecting eyes of the driver from the differential image created by the differential image creating means; and
a state detecting means for detecting a state of the driver according to an image of the eyes of the driver.

US Pat. No. 10,457,233

ADJUSTMENT BRACKETS AND ADJUSTMENT BRACKET ASSEMBLIES

Ford Global Technologies ...

1. An adjustment bracket assembly used to adjust a space between a first part and a second part, comprising:a first disc having a first surface and a second surface, wherein the second surface is opposite to the first surface and tapered toward the first surface;
a second disc having a third surface and a fourth surface, wherein the third surface is opposite to the fourth surface and tapered toward the fourth surface; and
a disc position adjustment mechanism configured to enable rotation of the first and second discs at an opposite direction with an equal amount via a tool; and
wherein the second surface of the first disc contacts the third surface of the second disc, the first surface of the first disc and the fourth surface of the second disc are substantially parallel at a home position, and the first surface and the fourth surface forms an angle when the first disc and the second disc rotate at an opposite direction around a central axis away from the home position.

US Pat. No. 10,456,880

PROCESSING MACHINE AND PROCESSING MACHINE LINE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A processing machine comprising:an operation panel including a rectangular display in which a longitudinal dimension of the display is longer than a lateral dimension of the display,
wherein the operation panel is switchable between a first display state in which only a first screen is displayed on the display and a second display state in which the first screen and a second screen are displayed on the display, a first type of predetermined information related to a machine tool of the first screen and a second type of predetermined information related to the machine tool of the second screen being different from each other,
wherein a switch button is set in order to perform switching between the first display state in which only the first screen is displayed on the display and the second display state in which the first screen and the second screen are displayed on the display,
wherein the operation panel has a first display position in which the longitudinal dimension of the display is horizontal and the lateral dimension is vertical, and a second display position in which the lateral dimension is horizontal and the longitudinal dimension is vertical,
wherein the operation panel is switched between the first display state and the second display state by operating the switch button such that in the first display state, the operation panel is in the first display position, and the in second display state, the operation panel is in the second display position which is rotated 90° with respect to the first display position, and
wherein, in the second display state, the first and second screens are lined up one on top of the other.

US Pat. No. 10,456,676

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ATHLETIC MOTION ANALYSIS AND INSTRUCTION

K-Motion Interactive, Inc...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a processor of a computer-based motion analysis system, motion data representing a body motion associated with a body, from a plurality of body mountable inertial sensors in communication with the processor, each of the inertial sensors being mounted at a body segment of the body relating to the body motion, wherein each of the inertial sensors mounted at the body segment is mounted in front of or behind a respective body joint;
calibrating the inertial sensors for initial alignment and orientation of each respective body segment;
setting a range of motion limits for at least two body segments of the body motion;
monitoring the execution of the body motion with the motion analysis system;
collecting sensor data from the inertial sensors;
processing the sensor data so as to generate a graphical user interface configured to display an animation and motion data representing the body motion of the subject on a display screen,
comparing, by the processor, the generated motion data to existing motion data for the at least two body segments and signaling to the user in real time when the limits are exceeded; and
comparing, by the processor, the generated motion data to the existing motion data and calculating performance parameters related to the body motion;
wherein the at least two body segments comprise at least two of a head segment, a neck segment, a thorax segment, a shoulder segment, an arm segment, a hand segment, a pelvis segment, a leg segment, and a foot segment,
wherein the signaling is biofeedback to the user in the form of a tone or a color that differs between a successful execution of the body motion and an unsuccessful execution of the body motion,
wherein the successful execution of the body motion is determined when the generated motion data is within the range of motion limits and the unsuccessful execution of the body motion is determined when the second motion data is outside the range of motion limits, and
wherein the inertial sensors are attached to at least one body appliance.

US Pat. No. 10,456,164

ANTI-MICROBIAL MEDICAL INJECTION ASSEMBLIES FOR ONABOTULINUMTOXINA DELIVERY AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

URO-1, INC., Winston-Sal...

1. A medical injection assemblycomprising:
an introducer comprising:
a handle;
a sheath extending distally from said handle along a longitudinal axis;
a scope lumen in said sheath, extending along said longitudinal axis and configured to receive an endoscope at a first proximal portion of the handle and hold the endoscope in a desired position;
an optically-clear, fluid-tight cap attached to a distal end of the scope lumen and configured to isolate the scope lumen from the external environment;
said cap having a distal end that conforms to a plane angled at about 60 degrees to said longitudinal axis;
a cannula lumen in said sheath, extending along said longitudinal axis and configured to receive a cannula at a second proximal portion of the handle and hold the cannula in a desired position;
at least one fluid lumen in said sheath, extending along said axis and configured to channel fluid to and from a distal end of the sheath;
a cannula slidingly received in said cannula lumen and configured such that the distance, in a direction transverse to said longitudinal axis, between a distal tip of the cannula and said longitudinal axis increases as the cannula is moved in a distal direction out of the cannula lumen, wherein said distance increases over at least a part of the motion of the cannula tip after emerging from the cannula lumen;
an injection needle affixed to the distal tip of the cannula;
a first fluid connector attached to a proximal end of the cannula;
wherein the cannula is comprised of a biocompatible thermoplastic polymer; and
wherein a distal portion of the cannula, after said distal portion of the cannula has been pushed distally out of the cannula lumen, reverts to and maintains a predefined curvature shaped as an inverse tangent function in the absence of a deforming force; and
a syringe connected to the proximal end of the cannula.

US Pat. No. 10,456,159

THROMBO-EMBOLIC PROTECTION AND EMBOLECTOMY/THROMBECTOMY DEVICES AND METHODS

TransMed7, LLC, Portola ...

1. A device, comprising:a handle;
a first tube coupled to the handle, a distal portion of the first tube defining a work element comprising:
a proximal end;
a distal end; and
a plurality of slats formed by cutting the first tube between the proximal end and the distal end of the work element such that each of the plurality of slats spans a non-zero radial angle from the proximal end of the work element to the distal end of the work element;
a second tube, the second tube being coupled to proximal ends of the plurality of slats and being configured to move distally within the first tube;
wherein distally-directed movement of the second tube causes the plurality of slats to selectively expand away from the second tube, and wherein further distally-directed movement of the second tube causes the plurality of slats to expand further away from the second tube until a proximal portion of each the plurality of slats buckles and inverts back toward the second tube.
US Pat. No. 10,460,829

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ENCODING GENETIC VARIATION FOR A POPULATION

SEVEN BRIDGES GENOMICS IN...

1. A method of encoding variation data for a population, comprising using at least one computer hardware processor connected to at least one non-transitory computer-readable storage medium to perform:receiving information describing genetic variation of a population of individuals, the information comprising a plurality of variable sites within a reference genome of the population and a plurality of genotypes of a plurality of individuals in the population with respect to those variable sites;
determining a prevalence for each variable site within the population, wherein the prevalence comprises the frequency at which alternative alleles of a given variable site occur in the population;
selecting an encoding strategy for each of the plurality of variable sites based on the determined prevalence of each variable site across the population, wherein if the prevalence for a variable site is less than 10%, less than 5%, less than 1%, or less than 0.1% of the population, the encoding strategy is a compression encoding strategy, and otherwise the encoding strategy is a bit field encoding strategy;
encoding the information according to the encoding strategy selected for each of the plurality of variable sites; and
storing the encoded information in the at least one non-transitory computer-readable storage medium.

US Pat. No. 10,462,904

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT MOUNTING PACKAGE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

1. An electronic component mounting package, comprising:a housing including
a body portion comprising an upper surface disposed with an concave portion, a lower surface disposed with a notched portion, and a through hole extending from a bottom surface of the concave portion to a bottom surface of the notched portion, and
a projecting ridge portion located on the bottom surface of the notched portion;
a terminal comprising an upper end projecting through the through hole into an interior of the concave portion and a lower end projecting into an interior of the notched portion; and
a flexible substrate extending from the interior of the notched portion to an exterior of the notched portion, the flexible substrate being joined to the terminal, the flexible substrate abutting on the projecting ridge portion to be bent.

US Pat. No. 10,462,872

ELECTRICAL LOAD SET CIRCUIT, LIGHT STRIP AND CONTROL APPARATUS THEREFOR

1. An electrical circuit comprising at least four electrical loads and a plurality of control signal lines, first and second ones of the electrical loads being polarized and connected in reverse polarity with each other between two of the control signal lines, a third one of the electrical loads being polarized and connected between one of the two control signal lines and a different one of the control signal lines, and a fourth one of the electrical loads being polarized and connected between the different one of the control signal lines and one of the two control signal lines, the connections between the third and fourth electrical loads to the different one of the control signal lines being of opposite polarity, whereby:a) one of the first and second electrical loads is independently selectively activated when opposite signals are applied between the two control signal lines; the different control signal line being kept in a floating state;
b) the second electrical load is independently selectively activated when the signals are reversed with the different control signal line remaining in the floating state;
c) the third electrical load is independently selectively activated when opposite signals are applied between the one of the two control signal lines and the different control signal line, the other of the two control signal lines being kept in a floating state; and
d) the fourth electrical load is independently selectively activated when opposite signals are applied to the other of the first and second control signal lines and the different control signal line, the one of the first and second control signal lines being kept in a floating state.

US Pat. No. 10,462,822

RANDOM ACCESS METHOD AND APPARATUS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A random access method, carried out on a base station, comprising:receiving a preamble sent by a user equipment (UE);
acquiring, according to a pre-obtained first downlink assignment information mapping relationship, a first downlink assignment information mapped to the preamble based on the mapping relationship, wherein the first downlink assignment information is downlink assignment information used by a random access response message; and
sending the random access response message to the UE according to the first downlink assignment information,
wherein, after the sending the random access response message to the UE, the method further comprises:
receiving, by using uplink resources indicated in a pre-obtained first uplink grant information, an uplink message sent by the UE, wherein the uplink message carries an identification information of the UE, and the pre-obtained first uplink grant information is uplink grant information used by the uplink message;
generating a contention resolution message according to the identification information of the UE that is carried in the uplink message; and
sending, by using downlink resources indicated in a pre-obtained second downlink assignment information, the contention resolution message to the UE, wherein the pre-obtained second downlink assignment information is downlink assignment information used by the contention resolution message.

US Pat. No. 10,462,819

MULTI-CARRIER LISTEN BEFORE TALK

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus of an evolved node B (eNB) for multi-carrier operation for license-assisted access (LAA) communications between the eNB and a user equipment (UE), the apparatus comprising:an interface to access a primary channel, the interface circuitry further configured to access a plurality of secondary channels on which LAA transmissions are performed, at least one channel of the plurality of secondary channels configured for long term evolution (LTE) communications; and
circuitry coupled to the interface and configured to:
select a first secondary channel of the plurality of secondary channels;
perform a first channel access procedure for the first secondary channel;
initiate transmission on the first secondary channel in response to the first channel access procedure detecting that the first secondary channel is idle in accordance with the first channel access procedure;
perform a second channel access procedure for a second secondary channel of the plurality of secondary channels, wherein the second channel access procedure is different than the first channel access procedure, and wherein the second channel access procedure occurs prior to the transmission on the first secondary channel; and
initiate transmission on the second channel in response to the second channel access procedure detecting that the second secondary channel is idle in accordance with the second channel access procedure,
wherein the first and second channel access procedures are contention based and the circuitry is configured to maintain a common contention window for all the secondary channels of the plurality of secondary channels,
wherein the primary channel and the secondary channels comprise component carriers, and
wherein the interface is configured to communicate over the primary channel within scheduled subframes without performing a clear channel access procedure.

US Pat. No. 10,462,804

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING COEXISTENCE IN UNLICENSED BAND AMONG CELLS OF DIFFERENT OPERATORS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method performed by a user equipment (UE) with a base station (BS) of a first operator in an unlicensed spectrum, the method comprising:performing carrier sensing on a wireless local area network (WLAN) in a first potential transmission time unit (P-TTU);
detecting a Wi-Fi signal in the first P-TTU;
when an interference level of the Wi-Fi signal is below a threshold, transmitting information on a pattern of the first P-TTU desired by the UE to the BS of the first operator,
wherein the information on the pattern of the first P-TTU includes a time interval in which the UE desires to communicate with the BS of the first operator in the unlicensed spectrum;
receiving information on a pattern of a second P-TTU from the BS of the first operator, in response to the information on the pattern of the first P-TTU,
wherein the information on the pattern of the second P-TTU includes a first set of P-TTUs assigned to the BS of the first operator and a second set of P-TTUs assigned to another BS of a second operator, and
wherein the first set of P-TTUs and the second set of P-TTUs are multiplexed by a time division multiplexing (TDM);
communicating with the BS of the first operator in the first set of P-TTUs;
receiving an indication that there will be no data transmission in the second set of P-TTUs; and
communicating with the BS of the first operator in the second set of P-TTUs, upon receiving the indication.

US Pat. No. 10,462,786

RESOURCE CONFIGURATION METHOD AND NETWORK DEVICE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A resource configuration method in a time division duplex mode, the method comprising:obtaining, by a network device, subframe information of each of multiple cells, wherein the subframe information of each of the multiple cells comprises subframe configuration information and flexible subframe resource requirement information of each cell, the subframe configuration information of each cell comprises a configuration for each flexible subframe of N flexible subframes in each cell as an uplink subframe or a downlink subframe, the flexible subframe resource requirement information of each cell comprises at least one of the following: a quantity of flexible subframes that are configured as uplink subframes and that are required by each cell, or a quantity of flexible subframes that are configured as downlink subframes and that are required by each cell, and N is a positive integer;
determining, by the network device, a flexible subframe resource configuration of each of the multiple cells according to the subframe information of each of the multiple cells, comprising:
determining a first-type priority of each of the N flexible subframes according to the subframe information of each of the multiple cells, wherein a first quantity of cells in which an ith flexible subframe is configured as a first-type flexible subframe in the multiple cells indicates a higher first-type priority of the ith flexible subframe than a second quantity of cells in which an ith flexible subframe is configured as a first-type flexible subframe in the multiple cells when the first quantity is larger than the second quantity, the first-type flexible subframe is a flexible subframe that is configured as an uplink subframe or a flexible subframe that is configured as a downlink subframe, 1?i?N, and i is an integer; and
wherein the flexible subframe resource configuration of each cell comprises that each cell uses one or more of the N flexible subframes to perform data transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,462,555

IN-VEHICLE SPEAKER

ALPINE ELECTRONICS, INC.,...

1. An in-vehicle speaker comprising:a casing;
a frame member enclosed in the casing;
a diaphragm enclosed in the casing, where the frame member supports an outer peripheral portion of the diaphragm; and
a magnetic drive unit configured to drive the diaphragm,
wherein the inside of the casing is separated into a sound producing space and an antiphase space by the diaphragm serving as a boundary, and the casing is composed of a first casing that forms the sound producing space therein and a second casing that forms the antiphase space therein,
wherein the first casing has a sound emitting port that enables the sound producing space to communicate with an interior space of a vehicle,
wherein the second casing includes a lid portion located at the antiphase space side to cover the diaphragm and an opening portion that opens along a peripheral portion of the lid portion, and the opening portion enables the antiphase space to communicate with a non-interior space of the vehicle,
wherein a plurality of fins is arranged at intervals in the opening portion along the peripheral portion of the lid portion, an air passage is formed between every adjacent two of the fins, and at least part of the air passage extends at an angle, in a lateral direction, to an imaginary line extending from the center of the diaphragm in a radial direction,
wherein a facing inner surface of each of the fins located on either side of the air passage has an outer end portion adjacent to the non-interior space of the vehicle, and
wherein a facing distance L between the outer end portions of the facing inner surfaces is greater than a smallest facing distance W between the facing inner surfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,462,475

METHODS OF PALETTE BASED PREDICTION FOR NON-444 COLOR FORMAT IN VIDEO AND IMAGE CODING

HFI INNOVATION INC., Zhu...

1. A method of video coding using a palette coding mode for color video in a non-444 color format, wherein the color video consists of one first-color component and one or more second-color components, the method comprising:receiving input data comprising color video in the non-444 color format, the input data being associated with a current block in a current picture, wherein the current block consists of one first-color block corresponding to said one first-color component and one or more second-color blocks corresponding to said one or more second-color components, and wherein second-color samples of each second-color block have reduced spatial resolution compared to first-color samples of the first-color block;
converting the second-color samples of each second-color block into converted second-color samples of each second-color block having full spatial resolution the same as the first-color samples of the first-color block;
generating each entry of a color palette using one first-color palette sample of the first-color component and one converted second-color palette sample of each second-color component; and
converting the first-color samples of the first-color block and the second-color samples of said one or more second-color blocks into an index map of the current block according to the color palette.

US Pat. No. 10,462,105

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCRYPTION WITH VIEWER IDENTITY—AND CONTENT ADDRESS-BASED IDENTITY PROTECTION

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:receiving a data stream transmitted from a source device intended for a destination device by an intercepting device other than the source device and collocated with the source device in a network at a location in a data path between the source device and the destination device;
performing a contextual analysis of content of one or more privacy-related portions of the data stream, by the intercepting device;
encrypting at least part of the content of the one or more privacy-related portions of the data stream according to the contextual analysis, including:
generating a content address for content of at least one privacy-related field of the one or more privacy-related portions of the data stream according to a policy; and
utilizing the content address in place of the corresponding content of the at least one privacy-related field; and
forwarding, as a transformed data stream, an encrypted portion of the data stream, together with a non-encrypted portion of the data stream, toward the destination device;
wherein the encrypted portion of the transformed data stream includes the content address;
wherein the content address is utilizable to access the corresponding content in a content-addressable storage device;
wherein the encrypted portion of the transformed data stream comprises at least:
a first part comprising a first encrypted content of a first privacy-related field; and
a second part comprising the encrypted content address for a second privacy-related field; and
wherein the first and second parts of the encrypted portion of the transformed data stream are encrypted utilizing respective distinct encryption keys.

US Pat. No. 10,461,646

HYBRID SECONDARY-SIDE REGULATION

Dialog Semiconductor Inc....

1. A primary-side controller for a flyback converter, comprising:a communication interface for receiving a control voltage signal from a secondary-side controller for the flyback converter, the control voltage signal representing an error between an output voltage for the flyback converter and a reference voltage;
a switch controller configured to process the control voltage signal to determine a desired peak current during a pulse width modulation mode of operation, wherein the switch controller is further configured to cycle off a power switch during a first power switch cycle responsive to a switch current through the power switch equaling the desired peak current; and
a waveform analyzer for detecting a transformer reset time from an auxiliary winding voltage, wherein the switch controller is further configured to calculate an average output current from the switch current and the transformer reset time, and the switch controller is further configured to respond to the average output current exceeding a current limit to control a cycling of the power switch during a subsequent second power switch cycle independently of the control voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,461,404

TERMINAL HOUSING AND TERMINAL

BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOF...

1. A terminal housing, comprising:a metal back cover, the metal back cover comprising an opening and the outer surface of the metal back cover being overlaid with a nonconductive material;
a printed circuit board (PCB) arranged on the inner surface of the metal back cover;
a plurality of antenna units arranged on the nonconductive material, each of the plurality of antenna units comprising:
a ground portion, the ground portion passing through the nonconductive material and being connected with the outer surface of the metal back cover; and
a feed portion, the feed portion being connected with a radio frequency (RF) front-end of the PCB via a shield wire, the shield wire passing through the nonconductive material and entering into the terminal housing via the opening;
wherein the plurality of antenna units are embedded into the nonconductive material, and upper surfaces of the plurality of antenna units are aligned with the upper surface of the nonconductive material, and wherein thickness of the plurality of antenna units is less than thickness of the nonconductive material.

US Pat. No. 10,461,325

SILICON-CARBIDE REINFORCED CARBON-SILICON COMPOSITES

Nanostar, Inc., New Orle...

1. A particulate comprising:a carbon matrix carrying a plurality of silicon nanocrystals and a plurality of SiC nanofibers;
wherein the carbon matrix is the thermolysis product of a carbon matrix precursor.

US Pat. No. 10,460,656

DISPLAY PANEL AND DISPLAY DEVICE

SHANGHAI TIANMA AM-OLED C...

1. A display panel, comprising:a first area and a second area, wherein the first area comprises a middle area, a first subarea and a second subarea, the first subarea and the second subarea are separated by the middle area;
the first subarea comprises at least two pixels, one or more first driving signal lines extending in a row direction of the pixels and a first driving circuit; wherein one end of at least one of the first driving signal lines is electrically connected to the first driving circuit and the other end of the first driving signal line extends to an edge of the first subarea close to the middle area; and the first driving circuit is configured to drive the first driving signal lines located in the first subarea;
the second subarea comprises at least two pixels, one or more second driving signal lines extending in the row direction of the pixels and a second driving circuit; wherein one end of at least one of the second driving signal lines is electrically connected to the second driving circuit and the other end of the second driving signal line extends to an edge of the second subarea close to the middle area; and the second driving circuit is configured to drive the second driving signal lines located in the second subarea;
wherein the first driving circuit comprises at least two cascaded first shift register units, wherein each of the first shift register units is respectively electrically connected with a first clock signal line, a first reference voltage signal line and at least one first driving signal line correspondingly, and an input signal terminal of a first-stage first shift register unit is connected to a first initial signal terminal, and an input signal terminal of each of other stages of first shift register units is connected to a driving signal output terminal of its adjacent previous stage of first shift register unit; and
the second driving circuit comprise at least two cascaded second shift register units, wherein each of the second shift register units is respectively electrically connected with a second clock signal line, a second reference voltage signal line and at least one second driving signal line correspondingly, and an input signal terminal of a first-stage second shift register unit is connected to a second initial signal terminal, and an input signal terminal of each of other stages of second shift register units is respectively connected to a driving signal output terminal of its adjacent previous stage of second shift register unit;
wherein the first subarea further comprises at least two first connecting lines insulated from each other; or the second subarea further comprises at least two second connecting lines insulated from each other;
in the first subarea, one end of each of at least two first driving signal lines is correspondingly electrically connected to a same first shift register unit, and the other ends of the at least two first driving signal lines are electrically connected via one first connecting line;
in the second subarea, one end of each of at least two second driving signal lines is correspondingly electrically connected to a same second shift register unit, and the other ends of the at least two second driving signal lines are electrically connected via one second connecting line.

US Pat. No. 10,460,473

CAMERA CALIBRATION SYSTEM

Zoox, Inc., Foster City,...

1. A calibration system comprising:a light source configured to emit a collimated light;
a cradle configured to house a camera;
one or more processors; and
one or more computer-readable media storing instructions executable by the one or more processors, wherein the instructions, when executed, cause the calibration system to perform operations comprising:
receiving a parameter associated with the camera;
sending a centering signal to adjust the cradle to a centered position;
sending a first calibration signal, wherein the first calibration signal causes the camera to adjust to a first position, the first position based at least in part on the parameter and comprising a first pitch and a first yaw;
sending a first capture signal to the camera to cause the camera to capture a first image of the collimated light at the first position;
sending a second calibration signal, wherein the second calibration signal causes the camera to adjust to a second position, the second position based at least in part on the parameter and comprising a second pitch and a second yaw;
sending a second capture signal to the camera to cause the camera to capture a second image of the collimated light at the second position;
receiving, from the camera, the first image and the second image;
calculating an intrinsic characteristic of a lens of the camera and an error associated with the lens based at least in part on a comparison between a first location of the collimated light in the first image and a first reference location of the collimated light and between a second location of the collimated light in the second image and a second reference location;
determining that the error is below a threshold error; and
storing the intrinsic characteristic of the lens.

US Pat. No. 10,460,370

PROXY AGENT INTERFACE TO PEER-TO-PEER TRANSACTIONS

ELECTRONIC ARTS INC., Re...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:initiating a connection to an application programming interface (API) of an online transaction repository accessible to a plurality of participant devices in a computer-operated multiplayer interactive environment, the online transaction repository including a collection of items associated with the computer-operated multiplayer interactive environment, the connection being initiated by a proxy agent including a plurality of shards;
associating a first shard of the plurality of shards to a peer-to-peer transaction channel to the online transaction repository, at least two of the plurality of participant devices interacting with one another over the peer-to-peer transaction channel;
determining a first item from the collection of items having a transactional history that does not exceed a threshold number of transactions, the first item being associated with a first item listing accessible exclusive to the first shard;
providing the first item to the peer-to-peer transaction channel via the first shard;
determining that a trigger event associated with the first item occurred on the peer-to-peer transaction channel;
obtaining value data associated with the trigger event from the peer-to-peer transaction channel;
generating a weighted distribution of the obtained value data;
determining a base value for the first item from the weighted distribution; and
applying the base value to a second item of a same type as that of the first item for an electronic acquisition transaction with the online transaction repository by the proxy agent, the second item being associated with a second item listing accessible exclusive to a second shard of the plurality of shards.

US Pat. No. 10,460,150

DEEP LEARNING AUTOMATED DERMATOPATHOLOGY

PROSCIA INC., Haverford,...

1. An at least partially computer implemented method of classifying a human cutaneous tissue specimen, the method comprising:obtaining a computer readable image of the human tissue sample;
preprocessing the image;
applying a trained deep learning model to the image to label each of a plurality of image pixels with at least one probability representing a particular diagnosis, such that a labeled plurality of image pixels is obtained;
applying a trained discriminative classifier to contiguous regions of pixels defined at least in part by the labeled plurality of image pixels to obtain a specimen level diagnosis, wherein the specimen level diagnosis comprises at least one of:basal cell carcinoma, dermal nevus, or seborrheic keratosis; andoutputting the specimen level diagnosis.

US Pat. No. 10,459,498

HEAT DISSIPATION IN A THREE CHAMBER CHASSIS OF A PERSONAL COMPUTER

Corsair Memory, Inc., Fr...

1. A computer chassis comprising:a chassis frame encompassing a chassis cavity, the computer chassis having a top chassis portion oriented in a first X-Y plane of the computer chassis, a bottom chassis portion oriented in a second X-Y plane of the computer chassis, a front chassis portion oriented in a first X-Z plane of the computer chassis, and a rear chassis portion oriented in a second X-Z plane of the computer chassis;
a right side outer panel oriented in a first Y-Z plane of the computer chassis;
a left side outer panel oriented in a second Y-Z plane of the computer chassis;
a central solid bulkhead in the chassis cavity, the central solid bulkhead occupying an entire cross sectional area of the chassis cavity and is oriented in a third Y-Z plane of the computer chassis, where the third Y-Z plane is located about midway in an X direction of the computer chassis,
wherein:
the central solid bulkhead runs from the top chassis portion to the bottom chassis portion and from the front chassis portion to the rear chassis portion; and
the central solid bulkhead divides the chassis cavity into a first chassis cavity portion and a second chassis cavity portion;
a chamber partition in the second chassis cavity portion, the chamber partition occupying an entire cross sectional area of the second chassis cavity portion and is oriented in an X-Y plane and divides the second chassis cavity portion to create a third chassis cavity portion;
wherein the first chassis cavity portion forms a first thermal chamber of the computer chassis, the second chassis cavity portion forms a second thermal chamber of the computer chassis; and the third chassis cavity portion forms a third thermal chamber of the computer chassis.

US Pat. No. 10,459,049

MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING APPARATUS

Canon Medical Systems Cor...

1. A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus comprising:an RF coil apparatus configured to receive magnetic resonance signals by a plurality of coil elements corresponding to a plurality of channels, to modulate the magnetic resonance signals to have different frequencies for each of the channels, and to output an analog multiplexed signal in which the magnetic resonance signals with different frequencies are composited over the plurality of channels;
a receiver including analog-to-digital conversion circuitry configured to convert the analog multiplexed signal to a digital multiplexed signal, and including a predetermined number of separation channels configured to separate the digital multiplexed signal, based on a number of the channels relating to composition of the magnetic resonance signals with the different frequencies; and
processing circuitry configured to cause, if one or more separation channels among the predetermined number of separation channels are not used in a process of separation of the digital multiplexed signal, the receiver to stop the process of separation for the one or more separation channels.

US Pat. No. 10,459,022

LONG RANGE PHASING VOLTMETER WITH ROBUST PHASE TRANSMISSION

1. A method of determining a phase angle difference, said method comprising the steps of:(a) at a reference location, receiving a first 1 pps signal from a global positioning satellite system;
(b) generating a first waveform from said first 1 pps signal;
(c) obtaining a voltage signal from a reference source at said reference location;
(d) determining a first instantaneous phase difference between said first waveform and said voltage signal from said reference source;
(e) representing said first instantaneous phase difference by two pulses spaced apart by an interval proportional to said first instantaneous phase difference;
(f) transmitting said two pulses to a field location near an electrical conductor;
(g) at said field location, receiving a second 1 pps signal from said global positioning satellite system;
(h) generating a second waveform from said second 1 pps signal;
(i) obtaining a field voltage signal from said electrical conductor;
(j) determining a second instantaneous phase difference between said second waveform and said field voltage signal;
(k) receiving said two pulses at said field location;
(l) converting said interval between said two pulses to said first instantaneous phase difference; and
(m) subtracting said first instantaneous phase difference from said second instantaneous phase difference to determine a phase difference between said reference source and said electrical conductor.

US Pat. No. 10,459,006

PROBE SYSTEMS AND METHODS

FormFactor Beaverton, Inc...

1. A probe system, comprising:a chuck including a support surface configured to support a substrate that includes a device under test (DUT);
a probe head assembly, including:
(i) a platen;
(ii) a first manipulator operatively attached to the platen;
(iii) a first manipulated assembly operatively attached to the first manipulator and including a first probe configured to contact the DUT;
(iv) a second manipulator operatively attached to the platen; and
(v) a second manipulated assembly operatively attached to the second manipulator and including a second probe configured to contact the DUT; and
a measurement device configured to directly measure a distance between the first manipulated assembly and the second manipulated assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,458,788

ADHESIVELY COUPLED POWER-METER FOR MEASUREMENT OF FORCE, TORQUE, AND POWER AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

4iiii Innovations Inc., ...

1. A power-meter for measurement of one or more of force, torque, and power of a mechanical arm, comprising:a plate having a first surface prepared for adhesively coupling with the mechanical arm;
at least one strain gauge physically coupled with a second surface of the plate, opposite the first surface, and with an orientation wherein (a) mechanical forces transfer from the mechanical arm to the at least one strain gauge when the plate is adhesively coupled to the mechanical arm and (b) the at least one strain gauge has reduced sensitivity to forces that do not contribute to bending of the mechanical arm;
electronics for determining one or more of force, torque, and power from signals of the at least one strain gauge; and
a wireless transmitter for transmitting, to a receiving device, one or more of force, torque, and power.

US Pat. No. 10,458,764

CANARD STOWAGE LOCK

Rosemount Aerospace Inc.,...

1. A canard mechanism comprising:a canard connected to a shaft that is hingedly attached to a rotatable hub, the canard being moveable between a stowed position and a deployed position; and
a locking feature on the canard for restraining the canard in the stowed position,
wherein the locking feature comprises a locking pocket on the canard, the locking pocket comprising:
first and second lateral sides extending towards a leading edge of the canard and at a location between a trailing edge of the canard and a widest portion of the canard; and
a bottom side extending from the first lateral side to the second lateral side, wherein the first and second lateral sides converge towards and terminate at the bottom side.

US Pat. No. 10,458,731

BOLT FOR BOLT ACTION RIFLES

1. A firearm with bolt assembly, the firearm comprising:a longitudinal axis
a receiver defining a longitudinally extending cavity;
a barrel supported by the receiver and including a rear end and a front end;
an ammunition magazine removably disposed in the receiver and including a pair of feed lips for retaining a plurality of cartridges in the magazine; and
a rotatable bolt disposed in the cavity and slideably movable forward to a closed position in battery with the barrel and rearward to an open position axially spaced apart from the barrel, the bolt including:
a plurality of bolt lugs selectively engageable with a plurality of locking lugs at the rear end of the barrel;
a bolt body including a front section, rear section, and middle section extending therebetween, the middle section comprising a dimensionally reduced portion of the bolt body having at least one transverse cross sectional dimension less than an outer diameter of the rear section;
the middle section defining a recess positioned over the feed lips of the magazine when the bolt is in the closed position, the recess receiving a portion of the feed lips therein;
the bolt lugs being non-rotatable relative to the bolt body;
wherein the middle section provides clearance between the bolt body and the feed lips of the magazine when the bolt is in the closed position so that the bolt is rotatable between a locked breech position and unlocked breech position.

US Pat. No. 10,458,619

LIGHTING DEVICE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

Volkswagen Aktiengesellsc...

1. A lighting device for a motor vehicle, the lighting device comprising:a housing that is covered by a lens in a light main radiation direction;
at least one supporting plate for multiple illuminants, different light functions being assigned to the illuminants; and
a recess formed in a wall of the housing that at least partially provides a function of a reflector and is assigned to one of the light functions, the recess having a volume that is multiple times smaller compared to a remainder of the housing volume, and only a part of the supporting plate including at least one of the illuminants projects into the recess, the part of the supporting plate being multiple times smaller than a remaining part of the supporting plate that supports the illuminants for the other light functions,
wherein the at least one supporting plate and the part of the supporting plate that projects into the recess together form a single flat plate that defines a single plane, and
wherein a screen is arranged between the housing and the lens, the screen having an opening at least in an area of the recess.

US Pat. No. 10,458,581

CRIMPED VAPOR RECOVERY HOSE FITTING

ContiTech USA, Inc., Fai...

1. A hose fitting comprising:a stem defining a conduit therein, a ridged axial portion, an opposing axial portion and a stem shoulder;
a swivel nut comprising threads and wrench flats, wherein the swivel nut defines a swivel nut end adjacent the threads, and wherein the swivel nut is disposed on the opposing axial portion of the stem;
a metallic wave spring washer disposed upon the stem between the stem shoulder and the swivel nut end;
a ferrule for securing a hose to the hose fitting at the ridged axial portion of the stem;
an inner fitting disposed in the conduit at the opposing axial portion of the stem; and,
an inner hose disposed in the conduit and attached to the inner fitting, through which fuel vapors pass and are recovered.

US Pat. No. 10,458,523

AUTOMATIC GEAR-SHIFTING DEVICE

Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT...

1. A gear-shifting device comprising:a first motor having a first rotational stator, the first stator turning both clockwise and counterclockwise, creating a wobbling action;
a compound planetary transmission, comprising a transmission ring attached to a first ring gear, the compound planetary transmission receiving rotary power from the first stator;
a second motor having a second rotational stator, the second stator turning both clockwise and counter-clockwise;
a shift assembly, comprising a drum, a cap, and a pinion gear, wherein the pinion gear receives rotary power from the second stator, the drum locking with the pinion gear such that the drum rotates as the pinion gear rotates;
the transmission ring further attached to the drum, such that the transmission ring moves laterally as the drum rotates; and
the first ring gear alternately locking and unlocking with the cap as the drum rotates, the wobbling action enabling the locking.

US Pat. No. 10,458,449

COMPRESSION ADJUSTMENT MECHANISM FOR HEADRAIL

Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT...

1. An apparatus for installing a headrail of a window covering comprising:one or more end cap assemblies attached to one or more ends of the headrail of the window covering;
one or more rotational members to, upon rotation, extend one or more pistons of the one or more end cap assemblies, extending the overall length of the headrail and end cap assemblies, creating a compression fit between the headrail and two sides of a window casing;
one or more nesting spacers residing within the one or more end cap assemblies allowing adjustment of headrail length;
the one or more end cap assemblies further comprising one or more spacer alignment structures providing a channel aligning the one or more nesting spacers;
a first alignment indicator on one or more of the end cap assemblies indicating the headrail is under a low compression state requiring adding one or more nesting spacers;
a second alignment indicator on one or more of the end cap assemblies indicating the headrail is within a medium compression range not requiring addition or removal of the nesting spacers; and
a third alignment indicator on one or more of the end cap assemblies indicating the headrail is under a high compression state requiring removal of one or more nesting spacers.

US Pat. No. 10,458,429

IMPELLER SHROUD WITH SLIDABLE COUPLING FOR CLEARANCE CONTROL IN A CENTRIFUGAL COMPRESSOR

ROLLS-ROYCE CORPORATION, ...

1. A compressor shroud assembly in a turbine engine, the compressor shroud assembly comprising:a static compressor casing;
an actuator mounted to said casing; and
an impeller shroud for encasing a rotatable centrifugal compressor, said impeller shroud coupled at a forward end to said casing by a slidable coupling that maintains an air boundary during the full range of axial movement of said impeller shroud, said impeller shroud mounted proximate an aft end to said actuator, said impeller shroud moving relative to the rotatable centrifugal compressor in an axial direction while maintaining a radial alignment when said actuator is actuated.

US Pat. No. 10,458,268

TURBINE SHROUD WITH SEALED BOX SEGMENTS

Rolls-Royce North America...

1. A turbine shroud segment adapted for use in a gas turbine engine, the turbine shroud segment comprisinga carrier segment comprising metallic materials, the carrier segment formed to define an attachment-receiving space,
a blade track segment comprising ceramic matrix composite materials, the blade track segment formed to include a runner shaped to extend partway around a central axis and an attachment portion that extends radially outward from the runner into the attachment-receiving space formed by the carrier segment, and
at least one strip seal configured to resist movement of gases after into the attachment-receiving space, the at least one strip seal arranged to extend across a gap formed radially between the carrier segment and the runner into a radially-outwardly opening runner slot formed in a radially-outwardly facing surface of the runner,
wherein a first strip seal is a one-piece component and extends at least most of the way around the attachment portion of the blade track segment, and
wherein the first strip seal is formed to include a gap as it extends around the attachment portion of the blade track segment sized to accommodate thermal expansion induced during use of the turbine shroud segment.

US Pat. No. 10,458,238

ROTARY PISTON ENGINE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A ROTARY PISTON ENGINE

Fuelsave GmbH, Walldorf ...

1. A rotary engine comprising:a housing defining an inner room,
two rotary pistons arranged in the inner room,
an inlet opening for letting a fluid into the inner room, and
an outlet opening for the fluid defined at the inner room at a side opposite to the inlet opening,
wherein each rotary piston comprises at least two sealing strips and at least two recesses at its outer circumference,
wherein the sealing strips are sized to sealingly contact a housing inner surface in a radial direction,
wherein the sealing strips are comprised of a deformable material,
wherein each of the sealing strips comprises a fluid contact surface facing inflowing fluid when the respective rotary piston is at a rotation angle position at which said sealing strip contacts the housing inner surface,
wherein the shapes of the recesses and the sealing strips are sealingly engaged with the sealing strips of each one of the rotary pistons with the recesses of the respective other rotary piston, and
wherein the fluid contact surface of each sealing strip has a concave shape.

US Pat. No. 10,458,179

SOLAR-POWERED WINDOW COVERING

Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT...

17. A method of operating a solar powered window covering system, comprising:detecting an amount of electrical current generated by a first photovoltaic (PV) cell disposed in sliding tracks in a tiltable window covering slat;
detecting an amount of electrical current generated by a second PV cell disposed in the sliding tracks in the tiltable window covering slat;
comparing the amounts of current; and
sliding the PV cells in the sliding tracks in a direction associated with the PV cell with the largest current.

US Pat. No. 10,458,178

RETROFITTABLE MOTORIZED GEARBOX ASSEMBLY

Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT...

1. A motorized gearbox assembly comprising:a housing adapted to fit within a headrail of a window covering and to fit around a tilt rod of the window covering, such that the tilt rod of the window covering passes completely through the housing;
a motor enclosed within the housing;
an output shaft driven by the motor that actuates the window covering by applying torque to the tilt rod of the window covering, wherein the output shaft is enclosed within the housing and extends substantially an entire length of the housing, the output shaft comprising a through-channel extending substantially an entire length of the output shaft such that the tilt rod passes entirely through the output shaft; and
an adapter insert that fits at least partially within the output shaft, wherein the adapter insert has an external shape that interlocks with an internal shape of the output shaft and that has an internal shape that interlocks with an external shape of the tilt rod; the adapter insert comprising at least one resilient retention arm that engages the output shaft to keep the adapter insert retained therein.

US Pat. No. 10,457,998

WIRE ROD FOR NON HEAT-TREATED MECHANICAL PART, STEEL WIRE FOR NON HEAT-TREATED MECHANICAL PART, AND NON HEAT-TREATED MECHANICAL PART

NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION,...

10. A non heat-treated mechanical part having a cylindrical axis, the mechanical part comprising, as a chemical composition, by mass %,C: 0.18% to 0.65%,
Si: 0.05% to 1.5%,
Mn: 0.50% to 2.0%,
Cr: 0% to 1.50%,
Mo: 0% to 0.50%,
Ti: 0% to 0.050%,
Al: 0% to 0.050%,
B: 0% to 0.0050%,
Nb: 0% to 0.050%,
V: 0% to 0.20%,
P: less than or equal to 0.030%,
S: less than or equal to 0.030%,
N: less than or equal to 0.0050%,
O: less than or equal to 0.01%, and
a remainder of Fe and impurities;
wherein a structure includes, by volume %, a bainite of greater than or equal to 75×[C %]+25, and a remainder of one or more of a ferrite and a pearlite when an amount of C is set to [C %] by mass %;
when a diameter of an axis is set to D3 mm, an area from a surface of the axis to a depth of 0.1×D3 mm toward a center line of a cross section is set as a fourth surface layer area of the mechanical part, and an average aspect ratio of a bainite block in the fourth surface layer area of the mechanical part is set to R2 in the cross section parallel to a longitudinal direction of the axis,
the R2 is greater than or equal to 1.2;
when the diameter of the axis is set to D3 mm, an area from a surface of the axis to a depth of 0.1×D3 mm toward a center of a cross section is set as a fifth surface layer area of the mechanical part, an area from the depth of 0.25×D3 mm to the center of the cross section is set as a fifth center portion of the mechanical part, an average grain size of a bainite block in the fifth surface layer area of the mechanical part is set to PS5 ?m, and an average grain size of a bainite block in the fifth center portion of the mechanical part is set to PC5 ?m in the cross section perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the axis,
the PS5 satisfies Expression (e),
PS5?20/R2  (e),and the PS5 and the PC5 satisfy Expression (f),PS5/PC5<0.95  (f);
a standard deviation of a grain size of the bainite block in the structure is less than or equal to 8.0 ?m; and
a tensile strength is in a range of 800 MPa to 1600 MPa.

US Pat. No. 10,457,905

BIOREACTOR CONNECTORS

Biostage, Inc., Hollisto...

5. A bioreactor arbor assembly comprising:a first cylindrical end unit and a second cylindrical end unit, wherein the first and second end units confront one another and are connected via an elongate shaft,
a first cannula unit connected to the first cylindrical end unit, and
a second cannula unit connected to the second cylindrical end unit, wherein a first opening of a tubular scaffold is attached to the first cannula unit and a second opening of a tubular scaffold is attached to the second cannula unit, wherein the second cannula end unit is connected to the second end unit, wherein a spacer unit is positioned between the first cannula unit and the first cylindrical end unit end and wherein the first cannula unit comprises an orifice and the second cannula unit comprises an orifice, wherein the first and second cannula units are arranged such that they confront one another along a longitudinal axis that passes through the two orifices.

US Pat. No. 10,457,695

PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF TAVABOROLE

Glenmark Life Sciences Li...

1. A process for the preparation of tavaborole, a compound of formula I, comprising:
a) reacting 2-halo-5-fluorotoluene, a compound of formula II
with a borate ester to obtain 2-methyl-4-fluorophenylboronic acid, a compound of formula III, wherein X is a halogen selected from chloro, bromo or iodo;
b) converting the compound of formula III to 2-halomethyl-4-fluorophenylboronic acid, a compound of formula IV
in the presence of mixture of halogenating agents; andc) cyclizing the compound of formula IV to obtain tavaborole.

US Pat. No. 10,457,592

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A SUBSTRATE COATED WITH A STACK INCLUDING A CONDUCTIVE TRANSPARENT OXIDE FILM

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A process for obtaining an item comprising a substrate made of glass or glass ceramic coated on at least one portion of at least one of its faces with a stack of layers comprising no silver layers and comprising at least one layer of a transparent electrically conductive oxide, said process comprising:a step of depositing said stack, in which step said layer of a transparent electrically conductive oxide and a homogenizing layer are deposited, said homogenizing layer being a layer of metal, said homogenizing layer being a last layer of the stack so that said metal at an upper surface of the homogenizing layer is in contact with an outside atmosphere; then
a heat treatment step in which said stack is exposed to radiation.

US Pat. No. 10,457,587

THIN THERMALLY AND CHEMICALLY STRENGTHENED GLASS-BASED ARTICLES

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A chemically strengthened glass-based article comprising:a first surface and a second surface opposing the first surface defining a thickness (t); and
a thermally strengthened region,
wherein the first surface is flat to 100 ?m total indicator run-out (TIR) along any 50 mm or less profile of the first surface,
wherein the glass-based article comprises a glass having a softening temperature, expressed in units of ° C., of Tsoft and an annealing temperature, expressed in units of ° C., of Tanneal, and a surface fictive temperature measured on the first surface of the glass sheet represented by Tfs, when expressed in units of ° C. and a non-dimensional surface fictive temperature parameter ?s given by (Tfs?Tanneal)/(Tsoft?Tanneal), wherein the parameter ?s is in the range of from 0.20 to 0.9.

US Pat. No. 10,457,577

WASTE SEPARATION DEVICE WITH SEPARATION MAGNETIC FILTER

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

1. A device for separating waste, the device comprising:a tank having a closed internal chamber having an opening with a perimeter located in a first horizontal plane,
wherein the device is provided with an inlet opening and an outlet opening that can be connected to a suction system,
wherein the internal chamber of the tank is provided
with a magnetic filter making it possible to attract and retain ferromagnetic waste likely to be entrained by the suction system into the tank;
with a grating placed between the filter and the base of the tank; and
with a fluid discharge system at the level of a base of the internal chamber, and
wherein the inlet opening and the outlet opening are located on a same side of the first horizontal plane and the magnetic filter is arranged on other side of the first horizontal plane.

US Pat. No. 10,457,563

HIGHLY AMINATED SELF-ASSEMBLING FUNCTIONALIZED MESOPOROUS SILICA NANOPARTICLES AND METHOD OF SYNTHESIS

1. A method for self-assembling a mesoporous silica nanoparticle, said method comprising the following stepsa) condensing a silica precursor, a surfactant and a condensation agent in a solvent;
b) adding an organotriethoxysilane;
c) removing said surfactant;
wherein the portion of said organotriethoxysilane to said silica precursor is comprised between 5% and 15%.

US Pat. No. 10,457,473

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR DISPENSING SOLID ARTICLES

Parata Systems, LLC, Dur...

1. A dispensing apparatus for dispensing articles, the dispensing apparatus comprising:a dispensing outlet;
a nonlinear guide channel;
a dispensing path extending through the nonlinear guide channel to the dispensing outlet; and
a drive system including:
a belt; and
a belt actuator operable to drive the belt;
wherein the dispensing apparatus is configured to convey articles on the belt in a dispensing direction along the dispensing path toward the dispensing outlet to be dispensed;
wherein the nonlinear guide channel is configured to singulate the articles as the articles are conveyed along the dispensing path and through the nonlinear guide channel toward the dispensing outlet to be dispensed; and
wherein the dispensing apparatus is operable to selectively drive the belt in a reverse direction to convey the articles along the dispensing path away from the dispensing outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,457,314

RETRACTABLE TELESCOPIC MECHANISM FOR STEERING COLUMN WITH FEEDBACK ACTUATOR

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

1. A vehicle, comprising:a passenger compartment having a front and a back;
a retractable telescopic steering column mounted near the front of the passenger compartment and configured to selectively extend rearwardly into the passenger compartment, the retractable telescopic steering column comprising a second segment slidably mounted to a first segment, and a third segment slidably mounted to the second segment;
a steering wheel fixedly connected to the retractable telescopic steering column; and
a force feedback motor configured to selectively exert a rotational force on the retractable telescopic steering column,
wherein the second segment comprises a first spline and a first slot, the first slot configured to receive a second spline of one of the first and third segments, and the first spline configured to be received by a second slot of one of the first and third segments; and
wherein the first spline and the second spline ensure that a rotational force applied to one of the first segment, the second segment, or the third segment is transmitted to the other segments of the telescopic steering column.

US Pat. No. 10,457,181

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SEAT AND BOLSTER ADJUSTMENT

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

1. An active vehicle bolster system, comprising:a seat;
at least one bolster disposed on one side of the seat;
a detector;
a drive motor coupled to the at least one bolster and the detector, the drive motor operable, upon receiving a first signal from the detector, to cause the at least one bolster to alter position from a first position to a second position, the second position being a position in which a surface of the seat and a surface of the at least one bolster are in a substantially same first plane, the first position being a position in which the surface of the at least one bolster forms a non-zero angle with the first plane,
wherein the seat includes a mat,
wherein the at least one bolster includes a first bolster having a first bolster insert at a first side of the seat, and a second bolster having a second bolster insert at a second side of the seat opposite the first side,
a first cable interlaced through first openings formed through the first bolster insert and first openings formed through the mat;
a second cable interlaced through second openings formed through the second bolster insert and second openings formed through the mat; and
a shaft coupled to the at least one bolster insert and driveable by the drive motor such that in the first position the first and second cables have a level of slack and such that in the second position the first and second cables are pulled tight,
wherein the first openings in the first bolster insert are aligned with one another at an edge of the first bolster insert that is closest to the mat,
wherein the first openings in the mat are aligned with one another at an edge of the mat that is closest to the first bolster insert,
wherein the second openings in the second bolster insert are aligned with one another at an edge of the second bolster insert that is closest to the mat, and
wherein the second openings in the mat are aligned with one another at an edge of the mat that is closest to the second bolster insert.

US Pat. No. 10,457,123

EXTRUDED REINFORCEMENT BEAM HAVING PROGRAMMED DEFORMATION

PSA AUTOMOBILES SA, Pois...

1. A method for producing a reinforcement beam for a vehicle comprising at least one weak zone arranged in such a way that the bending resistance of the beam is less in said weak zone than in the rest of the beam,wherein the method comprises, in order:
a step of extruding a profile part,
a step of cutting the profile part so as to obtain at least one profile segment, and
a step of locally modifying the cross-sectional geometry of the segment of the profile part by locally pressing against a side surface of the segment such that at least one cross-sectional dimension of the segment at the site of the local modification is shortened relative to a corresponding cross-sectional dimension of the segment adjacent the site of local modification, whereby the step of locally modifying the cross-sectional geometry of the segment creates the at least one weak zone in said segment.

US Pat. No. 10,457,010

CORRUGATING ROLL

BHS Corrugated Maschinen-...

1. A corrugating roll for producing a corrugated web, having a fluting, from a material web, the corrugating roll comprising:a corrugating roll body;
a central longitudinal axis;
a peripheral direction about the central longitudinal axis; and
a surface fluting comprising at least one first corrugating tooth and at least one second corrugating tooth, the at least one first corrugating tooth being arranged peripherally on the corrugating roll body, the at least one second corrugating tooth being arranged peripherally on the corrugating roll body and the at least one second corrugating tooth differing from the at least one first corrugating tooth for reducing corrugating roll operation-related vibrations, the at least one first corrugating tooth having a first crest curvature and the at least one second corrugating tooth having a second crest curvature, wherein the first crest curvature and the second crest curvature, at least regionally, are different, wherein the at least one first corrugating tooth has a first radial tooth height measured from the corrugating roll body and the at least one second corrugating tooth has a second radial tooth height measured from the corrugating roll body, wherein there is a respective radial height difference between the first radial tooth height and the second radial tooth height.

US Pat. No. 10,456,990

AUTOMATED BALLOON ASSEMBLY MACHINE

Loon LLC, Mountain View,...

1. A method for assembling a balloon assembly, the method comprising:providing a first sheet of material, wherein the first sheet of material extends from a second platform of a table component to a third platform of the table component;
positioning a second sheet of material across a first platform, the second platform, and an opening extending between the first and second platforms of the table component so that a first end of the second sheet of material overlies at least a portion of the first sheet of material that overlies the second platform and a second end of the second sheet of material overlies the first platform;
securing a tendon on a portion of the second sheet of material overlying the first platform;
heat sealing the first sheet of material and the second sheet of material together on the second platform;
moving the second end of the second sheet of material from the first platform to the second platform by moving the second end over the tendon; and
moving at least a portion of the first platform to transfer the tendon and the portion of the second sheet of material to the third platform.

US Pat. No. 10,456,828

METHOD FOR PRODUCING FORGED CRANKSHAFT

NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION,...

1. A method for producing a forged crankshaft including journals serving as a center of rotation, pins decentered from the journals, crank arms connecting the journals and the pins, and counterweights integrated with some or all of the crank arms, the method comprising:a first preforming step of decreasing sectional areas of portions of a billet to be formed into the pins and cross-sectional areas of portions of the billet to be formed into the journals, thereby forming flat portions;
a second preforming step of pressing an initial blank obtained by the first preforming step by a first pair of dies with a width direction of the flat portions set as a pressing direction to obtain an intermediate blank, in which portions to be formed into the crank arms incorporating the counterweights are thicker than a finished size, and portions to be formed into the counterweights integrated with the crank arms are thicker than a finished size;
a final preforming step of pressing the portions of the intermediate blank to be formed into the crank arms incorporating the counterweights and the portions of the intermediate blank to be formed into the counterweights integrated with the crank arms from an axial direction of the intermediate blank and pressing the intermediate blank from a direction perpendicular to the axial direction of the intermediate blank to form the intermediate blank into a crankshaft shape, wherein:
the first pair of dies includes web processing portions to come into contact with the portions to be formed into the crank arms incorporating the counterweights and the portions to be formed into the counterweights integrated with the crank arms, pin processing portions to come into contact with the portions to be formed into the pins, and journal processing portions to come into contact with the portions to be formed into the journals;
each of the web processing portions provided in one of the first pair of dies includes an arm processing part to come into contact with a portion to be formed into the crank arm and a weight processing part to come into contact with a portion to be formed into the counterweight;
the arm processing part and the weight processing part form a recessed portion, where the arm processing part is located in a bottom side of the recessed portion and the weight processing part is located in an open side of the recessed portion;
a width of an open side of the weight processing part becomes greater with increasing distance from the bottom of the recessed portion;
in the second preforming step, the pin processing portions and the journal processing portions press the flat portions; and
while the flat portions are pressed, the portions to be formed into the crank arms incorporating the counterweights and the portions to be formed into the counterweights integrated with the crank arms are pushed into the bottom sides of the web processing portions and are deformed.

US Pat. No. 10,456,801

MATERIAL SPRAYER HAVING SLIDING PUMP MOUNTING

Graco Minnesota Inc., Mi...

1. A material sprayer comprising:a frame;
a hopper mounted to the frame;
a reciprocating drive mechanism mounted to the frame;
a pump assembly with a pump fluidly attached to the hopper and attached to the reciprocating drive mechanism, wherein the pump comprises:
a pump axis that is oriented at an angle of 15 to 65 degrees relative to a vertical direction of gravity;
a piston connected to the reciprocating drive mechanism such that the piston is coaxial with the pump axis and is driven by the reciprocating drive mechanism to reciprocate along the pump axis; and
an elbow fluidly connecting the pump to the hopper, wherein the elbow is a bent tube configured to transport a fluid therethrough, the elbow comprising:
a first end fluidly connected to a port of the hopper;
a second end attached to the pump on an end of the pump opposite from the reciprocating drive mechanism; and
a bend portion extending between the first and second ends of the elbow.

US Pat. No. 10,456,517

INFUSION SITE FOR IMPROVED MIXING OF FLUIDS

Gambro Lundia AB, Lund (...

1. A method of anticoagulating blood treated during extracorporeal circulation in an extracorporeal circulation blood or plasma treatment device, the extracorporeal circulation blood or plasma treatment device comprising:a filter having a first compartment and a second compartment separated by a semipermeable membrane;
an arterial line in fluid communication with the first compartment of the filter;
a pre-infusion channel for a local anticoagulation substance in fluid communication with the arterial line;
a container of a local anticoagulation substance in fluid communication with the pre-infusion channel;
a venous blood line in fluid communication with the first compartment of the filter, the venous blood line comprising:
a first line portion in fluid communication with an outlet of the filter,
a second line portion in fluid communication with a patient's vascular access,
an infusion site between the first line portion and the second line portion for injecting into the blood line a solution reestablishing blood or plasma ion balance, the infusion site comprising:
a first main channel in fluid communication with the first line portion and having a first passage section,
a second main channel in fluid communication with the second line portion and having a second passage section, and
a turbulence area downstream from and in fluid communication with the first main channel, and upstream from and in fluid communication with the second main channel, the turbulence area comprising a first fluid passage defining a reduction in passage section having a smallest passage section smaller than the first passage section and smaller than the second passage section, and
a secondary channel comprising an inlet for the solution reestablishing blood or plasma ion balance and an outlet in fluid communication with at least one of the first main channel, the turbulence area and the second main channel; and
a container of solution reestablishing blood or plasma ion balance in fluid communication with the secondary channel of the infusion site via a post-infusion line;
the method comprising:
a) flowing blood or plasma through the arterial line,
b) infusing the local anticoagulation substance through the pre-infusion channel into the arterial line,
c) filtering blood through the filter,
d) flowing the filtered blood through the first line portion of the venous blood line,
e) flowing the filtered blood in the turbulence area of the infusion site to cause a turbulence in blood flow,
f) infusing the solution for reestablishing ion balance through the secondary channel of the infusion site, and
g) flowing the filtered blood mixed with the solution for reestablishing blood or plasma ion balance through the second portion of the blood line, wherein step f) is carried out directly before, during or directly after step e).

US Pat. No. 10,456,266

APPARATUSES FOR DISTAL FIBULA REPLACEMENT, AND RELATED METHODS

Hayward Surgical, L.L.C.,...

1. An apparatus for distal fibula replacement in a patient, the apparatus comprising:an implantable stem component comprising a proximal portion and a distal portion;
wherein the proximal portion is contoured to form an anterior overlap for engaging with a portion of a fibula bone;
wherein the distal portion defines a first channel positioned and contoured to operatively receive a peronaeus brevis tendon, and the distal portion further defines a second channel positioned and contoured to operatively receive a peronaeus longus tendon;
wherein the first channel has an angle from superior posterior to distal anterior in the range of about 35 degrees to about 55 degrees, and the second channel has an angle from superior posterior to distal anterior in the range of about 25 degrees to about 45 degrees; and
wherein the proximal portion defines one or more holes, each of the one or more holes configured to direct a respective connector when extending therethrough so as to affix the proximal portion to the portion of the fibula bone when installed on the patient, and wherein the apparatus further defines one or more apertures, each aperture configured to direct a respective connector when extending therethrough so as to affix the apparatus to a syndesmosis when the apparatus is installed on the patient.

US Pat. No. 10,456,240

PATIENT INTERFACE FOR LIGHT ADJUSTABLE INTRAOCULAR LENS IRRADIATION SYSTEM

RxSight, Inc., Aliso Vie...

1. A light adjustable lens irradiation system for post-operatively adjusting optical characteristics of a light adjustable intraocular lens (IOL) in a human eye, the light adjustable lens irradiation system comprising:an irradiation light source, for generating an ultraviolet (UV) light beam;
an optical system, for directing the UV light beam towards a light adjustable intraocular lens, implanted into an eye of a patient; and
a patient interface, coupled to the optical system, for stabilizing the eye relative to the optical system to achieve an alignment of the light adjustable intraocular lens and the UV light beam,
wherein the patient interface is sized and configured to directly couple to the eye of the patient,
wherein the optical system includes an objective, and the patient interface and the objective are spatially separated,
wherein the objective is laterally adjustable relative to the patient interface,
wherein the optical system directs the UV light beam to irradiate a central portion of the intraocular lens, and wherein the optical system modulates the UV light beam to attain a radial intensity profile,
wherein the light adjustable intraocular lens is fabricated from photo-polymerizable macromers, interspersed with a photoinitiator,
wherein the radial intensity profile of the irradiating UV light induces polymerization of the photo-polymerizable macromers with a corresponding radial profile, and wherein polymerizing with a radial profile changes the shape of the light adjustable intraocular lens, and therefore changes the optical characteristics of the light adjustable intraocular lens.

US Pat. No. 10,456,228

METHOD OF DIAGNOSING OPTICAL INHOMOGENEITY OF A VOLUME SCATTERING OBJECT AND A DENTAL TOOL

DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc., Yo...

1. A dental tool comprising:a substrate comprising a transparent flexible film or metallic foil; and
a coating applied on the substrate, the coating comprising upconversion phosphors.

US Pat. No. 10,456,074

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONTRACTION MONITORING

Bloom Technologies NV, G...

1. A contraction monitoring system comprising:an electrode patch comprising at least two electrodes, including a first measurement electrode and a reference electrode, wherein the electrode patch is positionable on an abdomen of a pregnant woman; and
a sensor module configured to be connected to the electrode patch, wherein the sensor module is configured to perform a method comprising:
measuring a biopotential signal with the at least two electrodes,
acquiring inertial sensing data with an inertial sensing module,
automatically identifying the inertial sensing data that comprises one or more motion artifact signals resulting from the overall movement of the pregnant woman, movements of the abdomen induced by fetal movement, and local movement of the sensor module,
inputting the inertial sensing data and out of band energy for the biopotential signal into an artifact filter, wherein the input comprises adapting a threshold over time dependent on the out of band energy,
dynamically adjusting the threshold by calculating a moving baseline energy such that the moving baseline energy adapts with time to follow changes in the inertial sensing data or the out of band energy signal, and dynamically changing the threshold based on the moving baseline energy,
dynamically adjusting the artifact filter by calculating a sensor motion energy from the inertial sensing data, establishing a set minimum level for the sensor motion energy, and lowering the threshold in proportion to the amount by which the sensor motion energy exceeds the minimum level,
filtering or excluding, with the artifact filter, the one or more motion artifact signals from the biopotential signal,
processing the filtered biopotential signal, with a signal processing module, to extract one or more electrohysterogram signals, and
processing the one or more electrohysterogram signals, with the signal processing module, to extract one or more uterine contraction signals.

US Pat. No. 10,455,938

SLIDE RAIL ASSEMBLY

KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD...

1. A slide rail assembly, configured to be mounted to a first post and a second post of a rack, the slide rail assembly comprising:a rail element;
a first bracket mounted to the rail element and configured to be mounted to the first post of the rack;
an extension frame movable relative to the rail element;
a second bracket mounted to the extension frame and configured to be mounted to the second post of the rack;
a blocking element movably connected to the second bracket; and
an elastic element configured to provide an elastic force to hold the blocking element at a first position relative to the second bracket;
wherein when the extension frame is moved along a direction opposite to a direction toward the second post for pushing the blocking element to rotate from the first position to a second position, the second bracket is detachable from the second post;
wherein the second bracket comprises a side plate, an end plate substantially perpendicularly extended from the side plate, and at least one mounting element mounted to the end plate, the blocking element is pivoted to the side plate of the second bracket and comprises a first guiding feature, the extension frame comprises a contact feature, the elastic element is configured to provide the elastic force to drive the contact feature of the extension frame to abut against the first guiding feature of the blocking element, for holding the blocking element at the first position relative to the second bracket;
wherein the blocking element further comprises a second guiding feature and a blocking part, the first guiding feature and the second guiding feature of the blocking element have different angles of inclination, the contact feature of the extension frame is inclined, when the blocking element is driven to rotate in response to a movement of the contact feature of the extension frame when abutting against the second guiding feature, the blocking part of the blocking element is moved from the first position to the second position relative to the mounting element of the second bracket.

US Pat. No. 10,455,817

ANIMAL OLFACTORY DETECTION OF DISEASE AS CONTROL FOR HEALTH METRICS COLLECTED BY MEDICAL TOILET

Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT...

1. A method of providing a control for a first health metric collected by a medical toilet for use in diagnosing a disease in a user comprising the steps of:providing a medical toilet, the toilet comprising:
a toilet bowl;
a toilet seat;
a medical device which measures a first health metric, wherein the first health metric is an indicator of the disease in a user;
a scent dispenser, the scent dispenser comprising:
an opening within a side of the toilet;
wherein the opening is defined by a frame, the frame comprising a first side in communication with an environment outside the toilet bowl and a second side in communication with an environment inside the toilet bowl;
wherein the opening connects the environment inside the toilet bowl with the environment outside the toilet bowl; and
wherein the opening defines a conduit to transfer volatile organic compounds from the toilet bowl to the environment outside the toilet;
providing an animal, wherein the animal is trained to:
smell the air being emitted from the scent dispenser;
identify a scent that is associated with the disease; and
perform a defined act when the animal perceives scent associated with the disease; and
depositing one or more types of bodily waste from the user into the medical toilet, wherein the bodily waste emits one or more volatile organic compound;
collecting the first health metric using the medical device of the medical toilet;
placing the animal proximate to the scent dispenser; and
recording the behavior of the animal which comprises either performance or nonperformance of the defined act;
wherein the first health metric measured by the medical device and the scent identified by the animal are indicators of the same disease;
wherein the medical device collects a first health metric by measuring a property of a different physiological function of the disease than the bodily waste that the animal and scent dispenser analyses;
wherein the medical device provides a quantitative assessment of the disease and the animal provides a control by providing a qualitative assessment of the disease.
US Pat. No. 10,457,816

REINFORCED POWDER PAINT FOR COMPOSITES

MCP IP, LLC, Sparta, WI ...

1. A method comprising:providing an article and machining the article prior to applying a powder coating mixture;
applying the powder coating mixture to a surface of the article, the powder coating mixture comprising powder paint and reinforcing fibers; and
curing the powder paint.
US Pat. No. 10,455,851

METHODS OF FEEDING PELLETED FEED PRODUCTS TO A RUMINANT

Purina Animal Nutrition L...

1. A method of feeding a pelleted feed product to a ruminant, the method comprising:providing the ruminant a pelleted feed product, the pelleted feed product comprising a micro particle and at least one additional feed component, the micro particle comprising a mixture of at least one active substance and at least one carboxylic acid and/or salt thereof, wherein the mixture is embedded within a fatty substance, further wherein:
the at least one carboxylic acid and/or salt thereof is characterized by the presence of an acidic functional group and at least one lipophilic functional group, and
the at least one active substance includes a basic functional group that interacts with the acidic functional group of the carboxylic acid and/or salt thereof, and the lipophilic functional group adheres to the fatty substance such that the fatty substance defines an outer fat layer that protects the at least one active substance from the at least one additional feed component in the pelleted feed product, and
wherein, in response to ingesting the pelleted feed product, the protected at least one active substance remains protected from ruminal degradation and available for absorption in an intestine.
US Pat. No. 10,457,657

PROCESSES FOR PREPARING 2,5-FURANDICARBOXYLIC ACID AND ESTERS THEREOF

DUPONT INDUSTRIAL BIOSCIE...

1. A process, comprising:i) oxidizing a feedstock comprising hydroxymethyl furfural and humins in a solvent to produce a mixture comprising crude humins-containing 2,5-furan dicarboxylic acid; and
ii) filtering the mixture under a high temperature of from 50° C. to 275° C. to obtain a filtrate comprising 2,5-furan dicarboxylic acid having a content of 100 ppm or less of humins, wherein the 2,5-furan dicarboxylic acid is soluble in the solvent during the filtering.
US Pat. No. 10,457,964

METHOD FOR INCREASING THE BIOMASS SYNTHESIS CAPACITY OF A PHOTOSYNTHETIC MICROORGANISM

RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LIMIT...

1. A method for increasing the biomass synthesis capacity of a photosynthetic microorganism, wherein the photosynthetic microorganism is selected from the group consisting of algae and cyanobacteria, said method characterized by the following steps:a. cloning at least one gene expressing initiator tRNA-Met1 in a vector;
b. introducing said vector containing said gene into said photosynthetic microorganism; and
c. growing said microorganism on a medium containing a selective agent under conducive conditions and obtaining a photosynthetic microorganism with increased biomass synthesis capacity.
US Pat. No. 10,457,735

METHODS OF INDUCING T CELL ACTIVATION BY ADMINISTERING AN ANTIBODY COMPRISING CD40 AND 4-1BB (CD137) BINDING DOMAINS

BIONTECH SE, Mainz (DE)

1. A method for inducing T cell activation in a subject, comprising administering to a subject in need of T cell activation an antibody comprising at least two binding domains, wherein a first binding domain binds to a first receptor of the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) superfamily and a second binding domain binds to a second receptor of the TNF superfamily, wherein the first receptor and the second receptor are different,the first binding domain binds to CD40 and is selected from a first group consisting of:(a) light and heavy chain complementarity determining regions wherein
the heavy chain complementary determining region 1 (HCDR1) includes the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2323, the HCDR2 includes the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2324 and the HCDR3 includes the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2325;
the light chain complementarity determining region 1 (LCDR1) includes the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2326, the LCDR2 includes the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2327 and the LCDR3 includes the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2328; and
(b) a heavy chain variable domain (VH) having the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2321, and a light chain variable domain (VL) having the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2322; andthe second binding domain binds to 4-1BB (CD137) and is selected from a second group consisting of:(a) light and heavy chain complementarity determining regions wherein
the heavy chain complementary determining region 1 (HCDR1) includes the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2297, the HCDR2 includes the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2298 and the HCDR3 includes the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2299, and
the light chain complementarity determining region 1 (LCDR1) includes the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2300, the LCDR2 includes the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2301 and the LCDR3 includes the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2302;
(b) a heavy chain variable domain (VH) having the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2241 and a light chain variable domain (VL) having the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2242;
(c) light and heavy chain complementarity determining regions wherein
the heavy chain complementarity determining region HCDR1 includes the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2255, the HCDR2 includes the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2256 and the HCDR3 includes the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2257, and
the light chain complementarity determining region LCDR1 includes the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2258, the LCDR2 includes the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2259 and the LCDR3 includes the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2260;
(d) a heavy chain variable domain (VH) having the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2227 and a light chain variable domain (VL) having the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2228;
(e) light and heavy chain complementarity determining regions wherein
the heavy chain complementarity determining region HCDR1 includes the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2315, the HCDR2 includes the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2316 and the HCDR3 includes the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2317, and
the light chain complementarity determining region LCDR1 includes the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2318, the LCDR2 includes the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2319 and the LCDR3 includes the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2320; and
(f) a heavy chain variable domain (VH) having the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2247 and a light chain variable domain (VL) having the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2248.

US Pat. No. 10,462,899

CERAMIC SUBSTRATE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A ceramic substrate, comprising:a silicon nitride crystal phase containing a plurality of silicon nitride crystals, and grain boundaries between the silicon nitride crystals; and
a silicate phase containing magnesium silicate crystals and rare earth silicate crystals, respective maximum particle sizes of the magnesium silicate crystals and the rare earth silicate crystals being smaller than that of the silicon nitride crystals, the silicate phase being positioned in the grain boundaries,
wherein the rare earth silicate crystals contain at least one of erbium silicate crystals and yttrium silicate crystals and the at least one of erbium silicate crystals and yttrium silicate crystals have minimum particle sizes that are smaller than that of the magnesium silicate crystals.

US Pat. No. 10,462,850

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING CERAMIC SINTERED BODY, CERAMIC SINTERED BODY, AND CERAMIC HEATER

NHK Spring Co., Ltd., Yo...

1. A method of manufacturing a ceramic sintered body, comprising:a film forming step of forming, on a surface of a heat-resistant metal material which is molybdenum or a molybdenum alloy, a metal coating film made of titanium, tantalum, or zirconium which is a metal material having a standard free energy of formation of metal carbides lower than that of the heat-resistant metal material;
a molding step of disposing the heat-resistant metal material provided with the coating film in the film forming step at a predetermined position in powder that serves as a starting material of a ceramic base, and molding a ceramic green body by press-molding the powder; and
a sintering step of generating a ceramic sintered body by sintering the ceramic green body molded in the molding step;
wherein the metal coating film suppresses a carbonization reaction of the heat-resistant metal material during the sintering.

US Pat. No. 10,462,844

DYNAMIC PACKET RELAY APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SENSOR NETWORK

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A dynamic packet relay method of a personal area network (PAN) coordinator and a device associated with the PAN coordinator in a sensor network, the dynamic packet relay method comprising:receiving, at the PAN coordinator, a Child_Register message that includes information about a device associated with a coordinator and building or updating a network hierarchical structure;
monitoring, at the PAN coordinator, reception of a packet or a beacon from the coordinator and determining whether the coordinator is defective or not;
in response to a determination that the coordinator is defective, changing, at the PAN coordinator, a current coordinator to one of devices belonging to a PAN as a new coordinator
wherein during an inactive period of the RAN coordinator, the device associated with the coordinator transmits a packet to the coordinator and receives a beacon from the coordinator, and
wherein, when the coordinator is defective, one of the devices belonging to the PAN that received the packet transmitted during the inactive period of the PAN coordinator is determined as the new coordinator.

US Pat. No. 10,462,833

COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM, COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE AND METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A communications device configured to communicate with another communications device using resources of a wireless interface provided by a wireless communications network in accordance with a device-to-device (D2D) communication protocol, the communications device comprising:circuitry configured to
select resources from a first pool of resources allocated for transmitting D2D broadcast messages;
transmit broadcast messages using the selected resources of the first pool of resources;
select resources from a second pool of resources allocated for transmitting D2D unicast messages; and
transmit unicast messages using the selected resources of the second pool of resources.

US Pat. No. 10,462,807

METHODS, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEMS FOR DETERMINING COMMUNICATION PRIORITY

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method implemented in a network device for managing device-to-device (D2D) communications, the method comprising:determining, by the network device, a priority for communicating data;
measuring by the network device, an amount of traffic for a resource, wherein the determined priority is based on:
at least the measured amount of traffic; and
different sets of values associated with different levels of quality of service (QoS);
determining a priority indicator based on the determined priority, wherein the priority indicator indicates priority based on a distance between different network devices;
communicating, by the network device, the priority indicator included within a scheduling assignment (SA) to a data transmitter for communicating data,
wherein the priority indicator provides an indication to use or not use a resource to the data transmitter such that the data transmitter uses the resource in accordance with the priority indicator and modifies its own behavior based upon reception of the priority indicator; and
communicating, by the network device, the data, in response to a priority level, of the determined priority, that exceeds a predetermined priority threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,462,800

METHOD WHEREBY USER EQUIPMENT TRANSMITS UE CAPABILITY INFORMATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND DEVICE THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for monitoring downlink control information (DCI) in a wireless communication system by a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:receiving the DCI in one or more resource blocks; and
monitoring a plurality of physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) candidates to detect the DCI in the one or more resource blocks based on an aggregation level of a serving cell,
wherein, when PDCCH candidate information related to PDCCH candidate reduction is configured to the UE, the UE monitors PDCCH candidates based on the PDCCH candidate information among the plurality of PDCCH candidates.

US Pat. No. 10,462,790

OFDMA WITH BLOCK TONE ASSIGNMENT FOR WLAN

Marvell International Ltd...

1. A method, comprising:assigning, at an access point (AP) device of a wireless local area network (WLAN), a plurality of different orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) sub-channel blocks to a plurality of client stations that are members of the WLAN;
receiving, at the AP device, respective independent data for the plurality of client stations;
generating, at the AP device, an orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) data unit that includes a preamble and, for each sub-channel block in the plurality of OFDM sub-channel blocks:
a respective legacy portion of the preamble that spans only the OFDM sub-channel block, the legacy portion including a respective legacy signal field that indicates a duration of the OFDMA data unit,
a respective non-legacy signal field in the preamble, the respective non-legacy signal field spanning only the OFDM sub-channel block, and
respective independent data for a respective client station, the respective independent data included within the OFDM sub-channel block; and
transmitting, by the AP device, the OFDMA data unit.

US Pat. No. 10,462,488

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR VIDEO CODING

TENCENT AMERICA LLC, Pal...

1. A method for video decoding in a decoder, comprising:decoding prediction information of a current block in a first coding tree unit (CTU) of a current picture from a coded video bitstream, the prediction information being indicative of an affine model in a merge mode;
obtaining, from a line buffer that buffers motion vectors of minimum-size blocks at bottom locations in a CTU row of a second CTU above the current block, motion vectors of specific minimum-size blocks;
determining parameters of the affine model that is used to transform between the block and a reference block in a reference picture that has been reconstructed based on the motion vectors of the specific minimum-size blocks in the line buffer; and
reconstructing at least a sample of the current block based on the affine model,
wherein the line buffer is configured not to buffer motion vectors of non-bottom minimum-size blocks in the CTU row above the current block.

US Pat. No. 10,462,441

MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A mobile terminal, comprising:a terminal body;
a display unit mounted on the terminal body;
a first camera disposed on one side of the terminal body to capture an image at a first angle of view;
a second camera disposed adjacent to the first camera to capture an image at a second angle of view larger than the first angle of view; and
a controller controlled to set a white balance reference value using image data acquired by the second camera, and display a correction image in which an image captured by the first camera is corrected based on the white balance reference value on the display unit,
wherein the first and second cameras respectively comprise first and second lenses,
wherein the mobile terminal further comprises one image signal processor (ISP) configured to alternately receive light incident on the first and second lenses, and
wherein when a white balance reference value is not generated based on image data according to the light incident by the first lens, the one ISP outputs a white balance reference value based on image data according to the light incident by the second lens.

US Pat. No. 10,462,377

SINGLE-APERTURE MULTI-SENSOR LENSLESS COMPRESSIVE IMAGE ACQUISITION

Nokia of America Corporat...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a programmable aperture configured to modulate passage of light therethrough, the programmable aperture having a shape defined based on a set of vertices; and
a set of sensors disposed at a distance from the programmable aperture, each of the sensors configured to detect light passing through the programmable aperture;
wherein the sensors are arranged with respect to each other, based on the vertices of the programmable aperture, such that a first line between a given first sensor of the set of sensors and a first vertex of the set of vertices and a second line between a given second sensor of the set of sensors and a second vertex of the set of vertices are parallel or substantially parallel.

US Pat. No. 10,462,366

AUTONOMOUS DRONE WITH IMAGE SENSOR

Alarm.com Incorporated, ...

1. A monitoring system that is configured to monitor a property, the monitoring system comprising:one or more sensors that are located throughout the property and that are configured to generate sensor data;
a drone that is configured to move throughout the property and generate additional sensor data;
a drone dock that is configured to receive the drone, wherein the drone is configured to continue generating the additional sensor data while the drone dock is receiving the drone;
an additional drone dock that is configured to receive the drone, wherein the drone is configured to continue generating the additional sensor data while the additional drone dock is receiving the drone; and
a monitor control unit that is configured to:
receive the sensor data, the additional sensor data, and data indicating whether the drone dock or the additional drone dock received the drone;
analyze the sensor data, the additional sensor data, and the data indicating whether the drone dock or the additional drone dock received the drone;
based on analyzing the sensor data, the additional sensor data, and the data indicating whether the drone dock or the additional drone dock received the drone, determine a status of the property; and
provide, for output, data indicating the status of the property.

US Pat. No. 10,462,176

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REDUCING SECURITY RISK IN A NETWORKED COMPUTER SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE

ServiceNow, Inc., Santa ...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at a computing system monitoring a network, vulnerability data from an external source;
identifying, by the computing system using configuration item data stored in a configuration management database (CMDB) and the vulnerability data, configuration items in the network impacted by a vulnerability;
identifying, using the CMDB, a network topology based upon relationships between the identified configuration items and one or more perimeter defense components, a physical location of the configuration items, or both;
calculating, by the computing system, an original risk for each configuration item in the network impacted by the vulnerability based on the configuration item data stored in the CMDB and the vulnerability data;
calculating, by the computing system, a context dependent risk for each configuration item in the network impacted by the vulnerability based on the original risk, the network topology, the one or more perimeter defense components, and the configuration item data stored in the CMDB; and
initiating, by the computing system, a remediation process for the identified configuration items based on the calculated context dependent risks.

US Pat. No. 10,462,065

PATH MAXIMUM TRANSMISSION UNIT DISCOVERY

VMWARE, INC., Palo Alto,...

1. A method for a source device to perform discovery of a path maximum transmission unit (PMTU) of a path between the source device and a destination device in a communications network, comprising:configuring, by the source device, a request message to have a size of an estimated PMTU of the path, wherein the estimated PMTU of the path is greater than an actual PMTU of the path, to cause multiple fragments of a reply message to be received from the destination device or multiple report messages to be received from an intermediate device on the path, and to include a flag that allows fragmentation of the request message into multiple fragments;
sending, by the source device, the request message to the destination device via the intermediate device;
receiving, by the source device, the multiple fragments of the reply message from the destination device, or the multiple report messages from the intermediate device responsive to the multiple fragments of the request message; and
based on the multiple fragments of the reply message or the multiple report messages,
determining, by the source device, that fragmentation of the request message has occurred because the estimated PMTU is greater than the actual PMTU; and
updating, by the source device, the estimated PMTU based on a largest fragment among the multiple fragments of the reply message or among the multiple fragments of the request message.

US Pat. No. 10,461,910

SWITCHING BETWEEN NON-ORTHOGONAL MULTIPLE ACCESS AND ORTHOGONAL MULTIPLE ACCESS SYSTEMS FOR UPLINK DATA TRANSMISSION

1. A base station device, comprising:a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
determining a channel quality parameter for a communication link between the base station device and a user equipment device;
in response to the channel quality parameter satisfying a defined criterion, determining that the user equipment device is to use a non-orthogonal multiple access mode for an uplink transmission;
in response to the channel quality parameter not satisfying the defined criterion, determining that the user equipment device will use an orthogonal multiple access mode for the uplink transmission; and
facilitating, to the user equipment, transmitting an indication of a selection of a multiple access mode for the uplink transmission via a spreading factor parameter, wherein the spreading factor parameter being greater than a value indicates the non-orthogonal multiple access mode and the spreading factor parameter being less than the value indicates the orthogonal multiple access mode.

US Pat. No. 10,461,863

OPTICAL SOURCE, COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK OPTICAL APPARATUS AND METHOD OF PROVIDING AN OPTICAL SIGNAL

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. An optical source comprising:a first laser arranged to generate a first optical signal having a first state of polarization and a first optical frequency;
a second laser arranged to generate a second optical signal having a second state of polarization, substantially orthogonal to the first state of polarization, and having a second optical frequency, different to the first optical frequency by a preselected frequency difference, ??;
a polarization beam coupler arranged to combine the first optical signal and the second optical signal into a composite optical signal comprising both the first optical signal and the second optical signal having said substantially orthogonal states of polarization;
an output arranged to output the composite optical signal; and
a feeder optical fiber coupled at one end to the output and having a polarization mode dispersion coefficient and a length,wherein the preselected frequency difference, ??, is inversely proportional to a differential group delay, ?, which is proportional to the polarization mode dispersion coefficient and the length of the feeder optical fiber.

US Pat. No. 10,461,752

TEMPERATURE CONTROLLING APPARATUS AND OSCILLATION APPARATUS

Asahi Kasei Microdevices ...

1. A temperature controlling apparatus comprising:a temperature sensor;
a power supply circuit that supplies, to a first heater, power corresponding to a difference between a target value and a detected value obtained from the temperature sensor; and
a second heater that is provided at a position such that thermal conduction therefrom to the temperature sensor is faster than that from the power supply circuit, and changes power consumption of the second heater according to power consumption of the power supply circuit, wherein
the temperature sensor, the power supply circuit and the second heater are provided in a single integrated circuit, and
the first heater is connected outside the integrated circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,461,728

SEMI-CONTROLLABLE DEVICE DRIVING METHOD AND APPARATUS, AND HYBRID DEVICE

Qiaoshi Guo, Guangdong (...

1. A semi-controllable device driving apparatus, comprising a voltage detection switch, wherein an input end of the voltage detection switch is connected to two ends of a semi-controllable device that needs to be driven; the voltage detection switch is connected, in series, in a driving loop of the semi-controllable device; the voltage detection switch is turned on when a potential difference at the two ends of the semi-controllable device is not greater than an on-state voltage of the semi-controllable device; and the voltage detection switch is turned when the semi-controllable device is on, wherein there is no insulated isolation between an input loop of the voltage detection switch, an output loop of the voltage detection switch, and the semi-controllable device; and the voltage detection switch is turned on when the potential difference at the two ends of the semi-controllable device is greater than 0 and meets a voltage direction in which the semi-controllable device is turned on.

US Pat. No. 10,461,703

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF AN INPUT RESISTANCE OF A PASSIVE MIXER TO BROADEN THE INPUT MATCHING BANDWIDTH OF A COMMON SOURCE/GATE LNA

NantWorks, LLC, Culver C...

1. A common-source Low Noise Amplifier (LNA), comprising:a first spiral inductor coupled to a source of a first transistor;
a second spiral inductor coupled to a drain of a second transistor; and
a third inductor connecting the first transistor to the second transistor, wherein the first spiral inductor is configurable to enable a first capacitance to be coupled in parallel to form a resonant circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,461,551

CHARGING SUPPORT DEVICE

DENSO TEN Limited, Kobe ...

7. A vehicle system comprising:a power receiver located on a bottom surface of a vehicle, the power receiver configured to be supplied with power in a non-contact manner from a power transmitter located outside the vehicle, so as to charge a battery of the vehicle;
a display; and
a charging support device including a controller that:
generates an overhead image that is supplied to the display, the overhead image displaying a vehicle image of the vehicle and an image of a surrounding area of the vehicle captured by a camera installed on the vehicle;
calculates a position of the power transmitter based on an image captured by the camera before the power transmitter becomes at least partially hidden under the vehicle;
displays, in the generated overhead image, the power transmitter overlaid on the vehicle image at the calculated position of the power transmitter once the power transmitter starts becoming hidden under the vehicle;
acquires information of a speed and a steering angle of the vehicle;
calculates a movement direction and a movement distance of the vehicle from the acquired information; and
displays, in the generated overhead image, a positional relationship between the vehicle and the power transmitter in a state in which the power transmitter is hidden under the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,461,537

METHOD TO DRIVE A POWER CONTROL DEVICE CONNECTED TO UNBALANCED THREE-PHASE LOADS WHEN NO NEUTRAL REFERENCE IS AVAILABLE IN AN ALTERNATIVE ELECTRICAL NETWORK

EUROTHERM LIMITED, Telfo...

1. An unbalanced load manager for a three-phase induction motor or heater comprising:a plurality of current sensors associated with the unbalanced load manager, connect with corresponding phases of a three-phase power system providing power to a three-phase motor or heater, each current sensor configured to provide a value representative of current flow it senses through each corresponding phase of the three-phase power system;
a plurality of voltage taps associated with the unbalanced load manager, connect with the corresponding phases of the three-phase power system providing power to the three-phase motor or heater, with pairs of the voltage taps configured to provide line-to-line voltage between corresponding phases of the three-phase power system;
a memory in the load manager, configured to store a thyristor or SCR firing calculation algorithm; and
a processor in the load manager, coupled to the memory and the plurality of current sensors and voltage taps, configured to:
generate a first time stamp of current transition from positive or negative to zero during a last previous half-period;
generate a second time stamp of line-to-line zero crossing during the last previous half-period;
apply a proportional coefficient to a difference between the first and second time stamps as a phase shift value and adding the phase shift value to a default phase shift as a measured phase shift; and
synchronize firing from line-to-line signal to line-to-neutral signal of phases of the three-phase power system providing power to the motor or heater, using the measured phase shift between line-to-line and current.

US Pat. No. 10,461,534

STARTING METHOD AND STOPPING METHOD FOR A STATIC SYNCHRONOUS SERIES COMPENSATOR

NR ELECTRIC CO., LTD, Na...

1. A starting method for a static synchronous series compensator (SSSC), the SSSC consisting essentially of a converter, a shunt transformer, a series transformer, and at least one bypass switch of the series transformer, wherein the shunt transformer is connected to an alternating-current line on one end and to the current converter on another end, wherein the shunt transformer comprises an incoming line switch connected to the alternating-current line, wherein the series transformer is connected to the current converter on one end and to a transmission line on another end, wherein the at least one bypass switch is connected to the series transformer and to the transmission, the starting method comprising the following steps:(a1) setting an initial status of starting the SSSC;
(a2) connecting the converter to the shunt transformer, closing an incoming line switch of the shunt transformer, and charging the converter, entering step (a3) after the charging ends;
(a3) disconnecting the converter from the shunt transformer, and connecting the converter to the series transformer, entering step (a4) after current or voltage stabilization;
(a4) deblocking the converter in a zero current control mode of the bypass switch;
(a5) controlling a current of the bypass switch of the series transformer to be gradually reduced below a current threshold, and opening the bypass switch of the series transformer; and
(a6) after the transmission line is stably operated, enabling the SSSC to enter a normal operation mode, thereby completing a starting process.

US Pat. No. 10,461,497

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

INTERFACE TECHNOLOGY (CHE...

1. A light emitting device, comprising:a substrate;
a light emitting element embedded in the substrate;
a shielding layer disposed on the substrate and having an opening exposing the light emitting element; and
a collimator disposed on the shielding layer.

US Pat. No. 10,461,359

INTERCONNECTED HOLLOW NANOSTRUCTURES CONTAINING HIGH CAPACITY ACTIVE MATERIALS FOR USE IN RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES

Amprius, Inc., Fremont, ...

1. An electrode layer for use in a rechargeable battery, the electrode layer comprising:a plurality of interconnected hollow tubular nanostructures having shells around internal cavities, wherein the shells comprise high capacity electrochemically active material, wherein the high capacity electrochemically active material comprises one or more materials selected from the group consisting of silicon, tin, and germanium, wherein all of the interconnected hollow tubular nanostructures in the electrode layer are interconnected by the high capacity electrochemically active material, and
wherein the internal cavities provide free space for the high capacity electrochemically active material to swell into during cycling of the rechargeable battery and wherein the hollow tubular nanostructures are characterized by one or more of the following characteristics: 1) an aspect ratio of at least about four and a length of at least about 5 micrometers and 2) a largest inner cross-sectional dimension between about 5 nanometers and 500 nanometers.

US Pat. No. 10,461,320

FORMATION OF SILICON-CARBIDE REINFORCED CARBON-SILICON COMPOSITES

Nanostar, Inc., New Orle...

1. A process of preparing a material for use in an anode of a lithium ion battery, the process comprising:thermalizing an admixture of a plurality of silicon nanocrystals, a carbon matrix precursor, and a catalyst or catalyst precursor;
wherein thermalizing the admixture includes forming SIC nanofibers.

US Pat. No. 10,460,957

CONTROL OF UNDER-FILL USING AN ENCAPSULANT FOR A DUAL-SIDED BALL GRID ARRAY PACKAGE

SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. A method of fabricating a packaged radio-frequency (RF) device, the method comprising:mounting components to a first side of a packaging substrate;
coating solder balls with a fluxing agent;
attaching the solder balls to a second side of the packaging substrate;
encapsulating the solder balls with an encapsulant that forms an obtuse angle with the packaging substrate;
attaching a lower component to the second side of the packaging substrate; and
under-filling the lower component mounted on the second side of the packaging substrate with an under-filling agent such that the under-filling agent contacts the encapsulant, the encapsulant not being removed in a cleaning process following attachment of the solder balls to the packaging substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,460,887

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING FUNCTIONAL SAFETY MONITORING OF RELAY CONTACTS

1. A system for providing functional safety monitoring of relay contacts comprising:a contactless sensor circuit that includes:
an output signal antenna positioned in the contactless sensor circuit to extend between at least two contacts of a relay; and
first and second input signal antennas positioned in the contactless sensor circuit respectively adjacent the at least two contacts of the relay, such that the output signal antenna and the at least two contacts of the relay are positioned between the first and second input signal antennas; and
a processor configured to cause the output signal antenna to output a wireless signal capable of being received by the first and second input signal antennas while the processor monitors wireless signals received by the first and second input signals antennas, wherein the processor is configured to determine that the relay has a fault based on the wireless signals received by the first and second input signal antennas, and responsive thereto output at least one communication indicative of a fault with the relay being detected.

US Pat. No. 10,460,860

CONTROLLABLE ROTARY KNOB

ZULU OG, Villach (AT)

1. A controllable rotary knob which comprises at least one base, at least one drive unit rigidly connected to the base, at least one transmission, and an operating part, wherein the operating part is configured as a housing surrounding the drive unit and the transmission, wherein the transmission establishes a connection between the drive unit and the operating part, wherein the drive unit has an axially symmetric structure and can be arranged concentrically about a rotary knob shaft, and wherein the drive unit and the operating part being arranged coaxially to one another.

US Pat. No. 10,460,841

INDIVIDUAL HEALTH RECORD SYSTEM AND APPARATUS

CentrifyHealth, LLC, Nas...

1. A computer-implemented method for processing, storing and handling health care information, comprising the steps of:receiving, in a self-contained, plug-and-play appliance device adapted to be incorporated into an existing network or information technology system, data or information relating to a patient's or individual's health from one or more information sources, said data comprising data in any form;
parsing some or all of the received data or information to identify elements of the data or information;
transforming or normalizing some or all of the received data or information, and some or all of the parsed data elements, to created transformed or normalized data elements;
assigning a confidence indicator or weight to the transformed or normalized data elements, wherein said confidence indicator is a value in a non-binary range;
mapping the transformed or normalized data elements in accordance with an ontology;
obtaining a first set of matching criteria rules that identify whether the transformed or data elements sufficiently match an existing health care object as a function of one or more person or entity criteria;
automatically determining whether to create a new health care object or modify an existing health care object based on the outcome of application of the first set of matching criteria rules;
automatically modifying an existing health care object or creating anew health care object from said transformed or normalized data elements based on the outcome of said determination step, wherein said existing or new health care object is an object-oriented software environment object subject to an object hierarchy;
automatically obtaining and applying a second set of rules specifying time-dependent criteria for scheduling healthcare events every time said new health care object is created or said existing health care object is modified; and
storing the mapped data elements in a data store in accordance with a health information model, wherein said health information model associates the patient or individual with a patient or individual record, said record comprising:
identification information for one or more third parties associated with providing healthcare for the patient or individual;
health condition and health service information for the patient or individual, including timeline information;
medication information for the patient or individual;
lifestyle information for the patient or individual;
health treatment, monitoring and encounter information for the patient or individual; and
medical findings and measure data for the patient or individual.

US Pat. No. 10,460,667

DRIVING CONTROL SYSTEM FOR DRIVING PIXEL DRIVING CIRCUIT AND DISPLAY APPARATUS THEREOF

Fitipower Integrated Tech...

1. A driving control system for driving pixel driving circuits in a display apparatus, the pixel driving circuit sequentially operating during a detecting time period and a displaying period,each pixel driving circuit comprising: a storage capacitor; a driving transistor; and an organic light emitting diode (OLED), and a node defining between a source electrode of the driving transistor and the OLED, the driving control system comprising: a selecting circuit electrically connected to the pixel driving circuits, and configured to select at least one of the pixel driving circuit; a compensating circuit electrically connected with the selected at least one of the pixel driving circuits through the selecting circuit; and a controller; wherein during the detecting time period, the driving transistor in the selected at least one of the pixel driving circuits becomes saturated, and the compensating circuit detects a detecting current of the node in the selected at least one of the pixel driving circuits and obtains a specified parameter based on the detecting current, the controller adjusts a pre-driving voltage provided to the selected at least one of the pixel driving circuits based on the specified parameter detected by the compensating circuit, wherein the specified parameter is a time parameter; the compensating circuit converts the detecting current flowing through the node into a pulse signal, the pulse signal switches between a first level voltage and a second level voltage in turn; the compensating circuit further calculates a sum time of the pulse signal in the first level voltage as the time parameter, and wherein the selecting circuit sequentially selects one of the pixel driving circuits to electrically connected to the compensating circuit; the compensating circuit operates in a first sub-detecting time period and a second sub-detecting time period; during the first sub-detecting time period, the selected pixel driving circuit is driven by a predetermined voltage, the compensating circuit senses a first detecting current, converts into a first pulse signal, and obtains a first time parameter; during the second sub-detecting time period, the selected pixel driving circuit is driven by a pre-driving voltage, the compensating circuit senses a second detecting current, converts a second pulse signal, and obtains into a second time parameter; the controller compares a specified value with a difference between the first time parameter and the second time parameter; when the difference is less than the specified value, the controller increases the pre-driving voltage; when the difference is larger than the specified value, the controller decreases the pre-driving voltage; when the difference is equal to the specified value, the controller stores the pre-driving voltage as the driving voltage of the selected pixel driving circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,460,549

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DEVICE USAGE MONITORING

GOJO Industries, Inc., A...

1. A method for monitoring usage of an electronically operated dispenser, the method comprising:operating a dispensing mechanism by a controller in response to activation of an actuator in communication with the controller;
wherein the dispenser includes a dual interface memory that includes a wired interface and a wireless interface;
wherein the dual interface memory is configured to receive power through the wired interface and to receive power through the wireless interface;
in response to operation of the dispensing mechanism, writing dispenser data to an internal dispenser dual interface memory in wired communication with the controller, with the controller and the dispenser dual interface memory being powered by a power source electrically connected with the controller and the dispenser memory;
receiving a wireless interrogation signal from an external reader and collecting energy from the wireless interrogation signal;
in response to receipt of the wireless interrogation signal, wirelessly transmitting the written dispenser data from the dispenser dual interface memory to the external reader, with the dispenser dual interface memory being powered by the collected energy.

US Pat. No. 10,460,531

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING FACILITY ABNORMALITY PREDICTION MODEL, AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM FOR EXECUTING THE METHOD

Industry-University Coope...

1. A system for generating a facility abnormality prediction model, the system comprising:at least one memory configured to store at least one computer executable instruction; and
at least one processor configured to execute the at least one computer executable instruction to implement at least one module comprising:
a data receiver configured to receive complete data of sensors of a facility previously obtained during an operation of the facility;
an abnormality notification time predictor configured to predict a malfunction time of a malfunction of the facility based on the complete data of the sensors, and determine an abnormality notification time for pre-notification of the malfunction of the facility based on the detected malfunction time;
an optimal sensor combination calculator configured to generate a chromosome based on the complete data of the sensors, and perform a genetic algorithm using the generated chromosome to calculate an optimal sensor combination which is a combination of sensor data related to the determined abnormality notification time; and
a facility abnormality prediction model generator configured to generate the facility abnormality prediction model to be used for the pre-notification of the malfunction of the facility, based on the optimal sensor combination, and predict the pre-notification of the malfunction of the facility based on the generated facility abnormality prediction model,
wherein the abnormality notification time predictor is configured to predict the malfunction time of the malfunction of the facility based on a comparison of an accumulate loss rate change and a predetermined pattern,
wherein the accumulate loss rate is a rate at which accumulation of abnormal facility products are produced according to the operation of the facility measured at predetermined intervals, and
wherein the optimal sensor combination calculator comprises:
a first chromosome defining module configured to generate a first chromosome based on the complete data of the sensors;
a data dividing module configured to divide the complete data of the sensors into training data and testing data;
a temporary model generating module configured to generate a temporary model from the first chromosome; and
a model suitability calculator configured to train the temporary model with the training data, and apply the testing data to the trained temporary model to determine a model suitability.

US Pat. No. 10,460,495

EFFICIENT LABEL INSERTION AND COLLISION HANDLING

Mapbox, Inc., San Franci...

1. A method comprising:determining a bounding geometry for a label to be graphically displayed on a display screen as part of an electronic map, wherein the bounding geometry comprises a circle;
inserting the determined bounding geometry into a grid index, wherein the grid index represents a viewport of the electronic map;
identifying disjoint regions of the grid index intersected by the determined bounding geometry, wherein each disjoint region represents a different portion of the viewport;
for each intersected disjoint region:
identifying whether there is at least one collision between the determined bounding geometry and one or more existing bounding geometries in the disjoint region, comprising:
identifying a position of the determined bounding geometry within the intersected disjoint region;
identifying positions of the one or more existing bounding geometries in the disjoint region; and
determining whether the identified position of the determined bounding geometry and the identified positions of the one or more existing bounding geometries overlap; and
responsive to identifying whether there is at least one collision, setting a target opacity of the label.

US Pat. No. 10,460,264

METHOD FOR EVALUATING OPERATIONAL AND FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE FOR DISPATCHERS USING AFTER THE FACT ANALYSIS

GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLO...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by a system comprising a processor, individual operating plans having different scheduling intervals, and wherein at least one of the individual operating plans comprises a constraint defining fuel consumption reserved for at least one future scheduling interval of the different scheduling intervals for use by power generation system resources of a power generation system for generation of electrical power in a power grid;
generating, by the system, a comprehensive operating plan from the individual operating plans and the constraint defining the fuel consumption reserved for the at least one future scheduling interval for the generation of the electrical power by the power generation system resources;
capturing, by the system, conditions of the power generation system associated with execution of the comprehensive operating plan during the generation of the electrical power by the power generation system resources;
analyzing, by the system, a criterion associated with the execution of the comprehensive operating plan against a use-case based on the conditions of the power generation system;
modifying, by the system, the comprehensive operating plan based on a result of the analyzing and the constraint defining the fuel consumption reserved for the at least one future scheduling interval for the generation of the electrical power by the power generation system resources, resulting in a modified comprehensive operating plan; and
controlling, by the processor, the power generation system to dispatch the power generation system resources according to the modified comprehensive operating plan to generate the electrical power.

US Pat. No. 10,460,257

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRAINING A TARGET DOMAIN CLASSIFIER TO LABEL TEXT SEGMENTS

CONDUENT BUSINESS SERVICE...

1. A method of data processing for training a target domain classifier to label text segments, the method comprising:identifying, by one or more processors in a computing device, a set of common keywords with same label from a set of source keywords and a set of target keywords, wherein each keyword in the set of source keywords and the set of target keywords is associated with a label;
training, by the one or more processors in the computing device, a first classifier, based on the set of common keywords, to label a first set of target text segments from a plurality of target text segments, wherein each of the labeled first set of target text segments is associated with a first confidence score;
training, by the one or more processors in the computing device, a second classifier based on at least a subset of the labeled first set of target text segments for which the first confidence score exceeds a confidence threshold value;
training, by the one or more processors in the computing device, a third classifier, based on the trained first classifier and the trained second classifier, to label a second set of target text segments from the plurality of target text segments,
wherein each of the labeled second set of target text segments is associated with a second confidence score,
wherein a subset of the labeled second set of target text segments, for which the second confidence score exceeds the confidence threshold value, is utilized for re-training the second classifier; and
determining, by the one or more processors in the computing device, labels of another plurality of target text segments based on the re-trained second classifier that corresponds to the target domain classifier.

US Pat. No. 10,460,183

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING BEHAVIOR OF VEHICLE OPERATOR USING VIRTUOUS CYCLE

Xevo Inc., Bellevue, WA ...

1. A method configured to detecting operator behavior (“OB”) utilizing a plurality of sensors, machine learning center, and cloud based network, comprising:monitoring operator body language of an operator captured by a set of interior sensors and capturing surrounding information observed by a set of exterior sensors onboard a vehicle as the vehicle is in motion;
selectively recording data relating to the operator body language and the surrounding information in accordance with a containerized OB model generated by a machine learning center (“MLC”);
detecting an abnormal OB (“AOB”) in accordance with vehicular status signals received by the OB model while the vehicle is in operating;
rewinding recorded operator body language and the surrounding information leading up to detection of the AOB and generating labeled data associated with the AOB;
uploading the labeled data to the cloud based network for facilitating OB model training at the MLC via a virtuous cycle; and
correlating the labeled data with location information, time stamp, and vicinity traffic condition obtained from the cloud based network to update correlated labeled data relating to the AOB.

US Pat. No. 10,460,176

METHODS AND SYSTEMS OF SPATIOTEMPORAL PATTERN RECOGNITION FOR VIDEO CONTENT DEVELOPMENT

Second Spectrum, Inc., L...

1. A method for delivering personalized video content, comprising:processing at least one video feed through at least one spatiotemporal pattern recognition algorithm that uses machine learning to develop an understanding of at least one event within the at least one video feed of a professional game, wherein the understanding developed by the machine learning includes an entry in a relationship library at least detailing a relationship between two visible features of the at least one video feed;
capturing 3D video of a non-professional player as a data feed;
developing an understanding using the machine learning of at least one event within the data feed relating to motion of the non-professional player; and
automatically, under computer control, providing an enhanced video feed that mixes video of the non-professional player with the at least one video feed of the professional game and represents the nonprofessional player as an animation having attributes based on the data feed relating to motion of the non-professional player playing within a context of the professional game based on the understanding of the at least one event within the at least one video feed of the professional game and the data feed relating to the motion of the non-professional player.

US Pat. No. 10,460,127

SYSTEM AND METHOD USING A DATABASE FOR ENHANCED USER INITIATED REQUESTS OF MATERIAL OR INFORMATION

United States Postal Serv...

1. A method of providing material based on a user-initiated request in a system including at least a plurality of computing devices, a server, a network and an electronic database, the method comprising:receiving, at a server via a network, a data structure from each business of a plurality of businesses, wherein the data structure maps selected keyword combinations to corresponding icons and/or links, and to particular information or material corresponding to each keyword combination;
storing each of the received data structures in an electronic database;
presenting one or more icons and/or links associated with search results having at least a portion of corresponding selected keywords using the stored data structures, wherein the icons and/or links are displayed adjacent to associated search result items on an electronic display of a computing device of the plurality of computing devices corresponding to a particular user;
receiving click event data of a particular icon or link selected by the particular user;
presenting an application or form requesting contact data of the particular user;
receiving the contact data of the particular user;
storing the contact data of the particular user in a record of an initial table of an electronic database;
transforming data in at least one or more fields of the record for the particular user in the initial table to generate a record for the particular user in a sanitized table of the electronic database; and
causing the sending of particular material received from one of the businesses of the plurality of businesses, the particular material corresponding to the user-initiated request using the selected icon and/or link and contact data for the particular user obtained from the sanitized table.

US Pat. No. 10,459,830

EXECUTABLE CODE ABNORMALITY DETECTION

MICRO FOCUS LLC, Santa C...

1. A system for executable code abnormality detection, comprising:a test code engine that:
detects user-activatable control elements of an executable code in an executable file to be tested;
generates a first test code based on the detected user-activatable control elements by employing at least one test rule, wherein the at least one test rule specifies a specific type of action associated with each of the detected user-activatable control elements and the at least one rule includes a priority assigned to each of the detected user-activatable control elements, the priorities being indicative of frequencies of operations of the detected user-activatable control elements;
generates a second test code based on a script for the executable code to be tested, the first and the second test codes containing instructions executable by a test application to test the executable code; and
executes the first test code and the second test code using the test application; and
a reporting engine that saves, in response to the test code engine detecting an abnormality, instructions from the executed first test code and the executed second test code into a persistent file to allow replay of the abnormality.

US Pat. No. 10,459,821

DYNAMICALLY CONTROLLING ERASURE CODE DISTRIBUTION IN AN OBJECT STORE

Quantum Corporation, San...

1. An apparatus that dynamically controls erasure code distribution in an object store, the apparatus comprising:a processor;
a memory;
a set of circuits that control the location of an erasure code in an erasure code based object store, where the object store includes two or more devices on which an erasure code can be stored; and
an interface that connects the processor, the memory, and the set of circuits;
the set of circuits comprising:
a first circuit that accesses a first data concerning an operating condition associated with the object store, and that recognizes an association between a plurality of objects associated with an erasure code to be stored in the object store;
a second circuit that identifies a usage pattern associated with the plurality of objects, where the usage pattern is based, at least in part, on the association, where the usage pattern concerns a relationship between an ingest site and an accessing site, and a relationship between the plurality of objects or erasure codes to be stored in the object store;
a third circuit that generates a prediction of where, in the object store, a read operation will be performed on the plurality of objects, based, at least in part, on the usage pattern; and
a fourth circuit that creates a distribution plan to control distribution of erasure codes to members of the two or more devices when the erasure codes are stored in the object store, where the distribution plan is based, at least in part, on the first data and the prediction.

US Pat. No. 10,459,789

GLOBAL STORAGE SOLUTION WITH LOGICAL CYLINDERS AND CAPSULES

Quantum Corporation, San...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing computer executable instructions that when executed by a computer control the computer to perform a method, the method comprising:generating a self-describing logical data storage capsule on a first data storage device, where the data storage capsule employs a logical cylindrical recording format, and where the data storage capsule has a defined size;
assigning a globally unique identifier (ID) to the data storage capsule, wherein the globally unique ID is indexable by a web search engine;
associating the globally unique ID with a human user to allow the human user to access the data storage capsule through one or more security measures for the data storage capsule;
providing the globally unique ID to the human user, wherein the human user provides the globally unique ID to access the data storage capsule;
storing data in the data storage capsule, where the data stored in the data storage capsule is smaller or equal to the defined size of the data storage capsule, and
migrating the data storage capsule from the first data storage device to a second data storage device.

US Pat. No. 10,459,521

TOUCH SURFACE FOR SIMULATING MATERIALS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method of simulating a material using a touch-sensitive surface, comprising:locally controlling a temperature of a portion of the touch-sensitive surface using a temperature control device positioned directly beneath the touch-sensitive surface; and
vibrating the portion of the touch-sensitive surface using one of a set of actuators that are positioned directly beneath the touch-sensitive surface in contact with the touch-sensitive surface; wherein a temperature and vibration of the portion of the touch-sensitive surface simulates a temperature and feel of the material.

US Pat. No. 10,459,484

PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE CASE WITH HANDLE ASSEMBLY

PIONEER SQUARE BRANDS, IN...

1. A case comprising:a first case portion shaped and sized as a front frame to receive and engagingly frame a tablet-shaped computing device without visually concealing a display of the tablet-shaped computing device; and
a second case portion including a retractable handle, a first channel, a second channel, and an outer periphery, a portion of the outer periphery being an outer ledge extending between the first channel and the second channel,
the retractable handle including a grip, a first band, and a second band,
the grip including a first end and a second end, the first band coupled to the first end and the second band coupled to the second end,
the retractable handle including a retracted position and an extended position,
the retracted position including the grip being substantially in adjacent contact with the outer ledge, the first band being at least in part retracted into the first channel and the second band being at least in part retracted into the second channel,
the extended position including the grip being substantially spaced from the outer ledge along a first direction, the first band being extended at least in part from the first channel at least in part along the first direction and the second band being extended at least in part from the second channel at least in part along the first direction,
the outer ledge, the first channel and the second channel being oriented substantially perpendicular to the first direction,
the second case portion configured to removably couple with the first case portion to contain the tablet-shaped computer device as engagingly framed by the first case portion,
wherein the second case portion has an upper edge with the outer ledge being recessed from the upper edge such that the grip is flush with the upper edge when in retracted position.

US Pat. No. 10,459,213

SAMPLE PROCESSING IMPROVEMENTS FOR MICROSCOPY

Alentic Microscience Inc....

1. An apparatus comprisinga two-dimensional arrangement of light sensitive elements exposed at a sensor surface of an imaging sensor, the imaging sensor to bear a sample for near-field microscopy, and
a mixing mechanism configured to cause mixing of the sample at the sensor surface, the mixing mechanism being configured (a) to cause a second surface to be moved into a predefined position relative to the sensor surface to form a sample space that is between the sensor surface and the second surface and contains at least part of the sample and (b) to move the second surface toward and away from the sensor surface before the sensor surface is moved into the predefined position.

US Pat. No. 10,459,156

LIGHT GUIDING MEMBER AND ILLUMINATION DEVICE

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A light guiding member comprising:an incident surface;
an exit surface extending in a first direction;
a light guiding surface opposed to the exit surface, and being configured to guide light entering the incident surface to the exit surface;
a side surface connecting the exit surface and the light guiding surface; and
a held portion formed on the side surface,
wherein the light guiding surface includes a plurality of deflection portions arrayed in the first direction, and
wherein at least one of a density or a depth of each of the plurality of deflection portions differs between a first region on the light guiding surface, which corresponds to a region at which the held portion is present in the first direction, and a second region on the light guiding surface adjacent to each of both sides of the first region in the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,459,138

HIGH CONTRAST INVERSE POLARIZER

Moxtek, Inc., Orem, UT (...

1. An embedded, inverse wire-grid polarizer (WGP) comprising:ribs located over a surface of a transparent substrate, the ribs being elongated and formed into an array, the ribs are metallic;
at a wavelength of light incident upon the WGP in a range ?175 nm, E? transmission >E? transmission, where E? is a polarization of the light with an electric field oscillation parallel to a length of the ribs and E? is a polarization of the light with an electric field oscillation perpendicular to a length of the ribs;
gaps between the ribs and a fill-layer substantially filling the gaps; and
at the wavelength of the light, the ribs are reflective, the fill-layer is transparent, and the fill-layer has an index of refraction greater than 1.7.

US Pat. No. 10,459,053

MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING APPARATUS AND MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING METHOD

Canon Medical Systems Cor...

1. A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus comprising:sequence control circuitry configured to execute a first pulse sequence to acquire multiple sets of data with different echo times (TEs), the first pulse sequence being a pulse sequence of an ultrashort echo time (UTE) imaging technique and being a multi-echo pulse sequence; and
processing circuitry configured to derive a value of a TE (Echo Time) in a second pulse sequence executed by the sequence control circuitry based on the multiple sets of data.

US Pat. No. 10,459,046

MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING APPARATUS AND ARTIFACT SUPPRESSION METHOD THEREOF

Canon Medical Systems Cor...

1. A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus comprising:a superconducting magnet configured to generate a static magnetic field;
a cryocooler configured to cool down the superconducting magnet in a refrigeration cycle in which mechanical fluctuation with a predetermined period is included;
a sequence controller configured to acquire first magnetic resonance (MR) signals for calculating correction data by executing a first pulse sequence, and acquire second MR signals from an object for generating a diagnostic image by executing a second pulse sequence after execution of the first pulse sequence; and
processing circuitry configured to
(a) calculate, as the correction data, first phase fluctuation or first frequency fluctuation included in the first MR signals, and
(b) perform an arithmetic operation using the correction data on the second MR signals to correct second phase fluctuation or second frequency fluctuation included in the second MR signals,
wherein the first and second phase fluctuations or the first and second frequency fluctuations are caused by periodic fluctuation of the static magnetic field caused by mechanical fluctuation of the cryocooler.

US Pat. No. 10,458,978

MINIATURIZED LATERAL FLOW DEVICE FOR RAPID AND SENSITIVE DETECTION OF PROTEINS OR NUCLEIC ACIDS

Triad National Security, ...

1. A device for detecting the presence of a target nucleic acid in a fluid sample, the device comprising:a porous lateral flow strip having a width of 3 mm or less; and
a microarray of spots on said porous lateral flow strip, each spot comprising a plurality of capture oligonucleotides;
wherein each capture oligonucleotide is complementary to a capture sequence of the target nucleic acid;
wherein each spot was printed with a solution having a concentration of capture oligonucleotides between 200 ?M and 800 ?M; and
wherein said microarray of spots provides a quantitative visual colorimetric signal indicating an amount of from 250 amol to 1 fmol of the target nucleic acid in the fluid sample comprising at least 150 mM salt in less than two minutes by capillary flow.