US Pat. No. 10,482,084

OPTIMIZED MERGE-SORTING OF DATA RETRIEVED FROM PARALLEL STORAGE UNITS

NetScout Systems Texas, L...

1. A stream based storage system in a high capacity network, the system comprising:a plurality of storage nodes adapted to provide storage and retrieval of time-based data of one or more data streams in response to a receipt of a time-based data retrieval request associated with the one or nor data streams, each of the one or more data streams comprising a plurality of time-ordered data items having a header comprising two or more timestamps representing a time interval associated with each of the plurality of time-ordered data items;
a plurality of applications providing a user interface to issue the time-based data retrieval request associated with the one or more data streams; and
one or more session managers communicatively coupled to the plurality of applications and to the plurality of storage nodes, the one or more session managers adapted to:
dynamically allocate shared resources between at least some of the plurality of applications submitting simultaneous time-based data retrieval requests;
retrieve data requested by the simultaneous time-based data retrieval requests from one or more of the plurality of storage nodes using timestamp based indexes associated with the one or more data streams in a substantially parallel manner;
merge-sort the retrieved data by time using the timestamp based indexes associated with the one or more data streams;
identify data streams associated with the time-based data retrieval requests;
decompose each of the identified data streams into plurality of stream segments, wherein each of the stream segments represents a contiguous range of bytes that is read from one of the plurality of storage nodes and wherein each of the stream segments has a corresponding time index associated therewith;
combine the time indexes into a plurality of non-overlapping time blocks, wherein the time block is a data structure describing each time range in which one stream segment overlaps another stream segment;
estimate the size of data to request from each of the identified data streams based on an analysis of the non-oyerlapping time blocks; and
transmit the sorted data to the plurality of applications based on a delivery rate controlled by each application associated with each time-based data retrieval request wherein each timestamp based index associates each of the plurality of stream segments with a plurality of time-ordered data items contained within each stream segment and further associates each of the plurality of stream segments with a particular storage file.

US Pat. No. 10,482,026

DEDUPLICATED HOST CACHE FLUSH TO REMOTE STORAGE

NetApp Inc., Sunnyvale, ...

1. A method comprising:aggregating a set of data units, unique among data units of writes cached by a host in a cache, into a change set file;
generating commands for the cached writes based on mappings between targets of the cached writes and locations of data units in the change set file; and
communicating the change set file and the commands to a storage system, wherein a metadata update operation to modify metadata of a file targeted by a command to increase a size of the file is transmitted to the storage system, and wherein transmission of the command to the storage system is dependent upon the metadata update operation completing.

US Pat. No. 10,481,999

PARTIAL PROCESS RECORDING

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A system for trimming portions of a program during tracing of the program, the system comprising:one or more processors;
a memory; and
computer-readable storage media including instructions stored thereon that, responsive to execution by the one or more processors, cause the system to perform operations comprising:
executing code of a program at the one or more processors, including executing a plurality of program units in the code of the program;
while executing the code of the program at the one or more processors, identifying replay-able trace data that represents the execution of the code of the program at the one or more processors, the replay-able trace data comprising a plurality of portions of trace data that record the execution of a plurality of program units of the code of the program;
identifying a subset of the plurality of portions of trace data that record execution of a pre-specified subset of the plurality of program units that is less than all of the plurality of program units, the subset of the plurality of portions of trace data being less than all of the plurality of portions of trace data; and
based on the subset of the plurality of portions of trace data recording execution of the pre-specified subset of the plurality of program units, committing the subset of the plurality of portions of trace data to a replay-able trace that is stored in the memory, such that the replay-able trace enables replay of a subset of the prior execution of the code of the program that corresponds to execution of the pre-specified subset of the plurality of program units.

US Pat. No. 10,481,988

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONSISTENCY VERIFICATION OF REPLICATED DATA IN A RECOVERY SYSTEM

Zerto Ltd., Herzliya (IL...

1. A computer-implemented method of verifying consistency of data in a recovery system, the method comprising:protecting data in the recovery system, wherein the recovery system comprises a target disk configured to store a replica of a protected storage system from before a time window and a journal configured to store data and metadata of write operations to the protected storage system that occurred during the time window;
verifying consistency of the replicated data by:
storing in the journal a first bit string that substantially uniquely identifies a selected chunk of the protected storage system from a specified time point and comprises a copy of the selected chunk; and
when the specified time point goes past the limit of the time window, comparing, bit by bit, the first bit string with a second bit string that substantially uniquely identifies a corresponding chunk that is stored in the target disk and comprises a copy of the corresponding chunk that is stored in the target disk; and
reporting results of the comparison to a user.

US Pat. No. 10,481,984

BACKUP OF VIRTUAL MACHINES FROM STORAGE SNAPSHOT

ACRONIS INTERNATIONAL GMB...

1. A method for optimizing backup of a Virtual Machine (VM) from a snapshot, the method comprising:installing a backup agent on a physical machine, wherein the backup agent is configured to access a VM host where a VM to be backed up resides;
creating a native snapshot of the VM by a native snapshot operation;
calling a first storage application programming interface (API) using the backup agent;
creating a hardware snapshot by the first storage API;
removing the native snapshot by a native storage API;
registering the hardware snapshot as a new datastore on the VM host;
reading a virtual disk of the VM into the new datastore using a second storage API;
writing data read from the virtual disk into a final backup archive destination; and
removing the hardware snapshot by a third storage API,
wherein the new datastore is a clone of an original native datastore, containing a state of the original native datastore at creation of the hardware snapshot.

US Pat. No. 10,481,961

API AND STREAMING SOLUTION FOR DOCUMENTING DATA LINEAGE

CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC...

1. A system for tracing data lineage, comprising:a non-transitory computer readable medium storing a plurality of predetermined rules for documenting data lineage; and
a processor in communication with a transformation system that performs a plurality of data transformation processes, the processor configured to receive at least one of input data and output data of each data transformation process from the transformation system, the processor configured to execute an application programming interface (API) to perform the following:
instantiate a first instance of the API to perform the following:
receive first input data of a first data transformation process submitted to the transformation system, the first data transformation process identifiable by a first transformation process identifier;
compare the first input data to a first predetermined threshold;
send a first instruction to the transformation system to at least partially abort the first data transformation process based on the comparison between the first input data and the first predetermined threshold;
determine whether a first data lineage associated with the first data transformation process meets a first predetermined rule; and
document the first data lineage associated with the first data transformation process according to the first predetermined rule, the first data lineage including the first transformation process identifier;
instantiate a second instance of the API to perform the following:
receive second input data of a second data transformation process submitted to the transformation system, the second data transformation process identifiable by a second transformation process identifier;
compare the second input data to a second predetermined threshold;
send a second instruction to the transformation system to proceed with the second data transformation process based on the comparison between the second input data and the second predetermined threshold;
determine whether a second data lineage associated with the second data transformation process meets a second predetermined rule, wherein the second predetermined rule requires documenting the second data lineage when the second data lineage meets a rule threshold relative to a derived metric computed based on a plurality of data lineages of a plurality of data processes, and wherein the derived metric includes at least one of average, mean and median computed from the plurality of data lineages; and
document the second data lineage associated with the second data transformation process according to the second predetermined rule, the second data lineage including the second transformation process identifier; and
send the first data lineage and the second data lineage for storage in the non-transitory computer readable medium, wherein the first data lineage tracks information related to data associated with the first data transformation process, and the second data lineage tracks information related to data associated with the second data transformation process.

US Pat. No. 10,481,941

VIRTUAL MACHINE EXIT PROCESSING ACCELERATOR

Parallels International G...

1. A method, comprising:storing, in a memory location, a VM exit handler address specified by a Virtual Machine Control Structure (VMCS) associated with a virtual machine;
intercepting, by a VM exit processing accelerator, a VM exit associated with the virtual machine;
responsive to determining that an identifier of a reason of the VM exit satisfies a first condition, processing the VM exit by the VM exit processing accelerator; and
resuming execution of the virtual machine.

US Pat. No. 10,481,940

POST-COPY BASED LIVE VIRTUAL MACHINE MIGRATION VIA SPECULATIVE EXECUTION AND PRE-PAGING

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method comprising:determining, by a migration target host, that a guest virtual machine being post-copy migrated from a migration source host to the migration target host and executed on the migration target host encounters a page fault for a page reference in an instruction stream of the guest virtual machine to a not-present page;
requesting, by the migration target host, the not-present page from the migration source host for loading on the migration target host;
emulating, on an emulator executing on or in communication with the migration target host, continued execution of the instruction stream of the guest virtual machine;
identifying, by the emulator, future page references to future pages from the emulated continued execution of the instruction stream;
examining, by the emulator, at least one instruction in the instruction stream associated with one of the identified future page references to identify at least one additional future page reference; and
requesting, by the migration target host, the future pages corresponding to the identified future page references and the at least one identified additional future page reference from the migration source host and the not-present page request for the not-present page.

US Pat. No. 10,481,891

NAVIGATION SYSTEM WITH DYNAMIC APPLICATION EXECUTION MECHANISM AND METHOD OF OPERATION THEREOF

Telenav, Inc., Santa Cla...

1. A method of operation of a navigation system comprising:detecting a source application with a control unit for registering the source application running on a source device to a target device;
detecting whether a first application portion has already been generated or not for registering the first application portion on the target device;
generating the first application portion under as needed basis to include a functionality partitioned from the source application based on the first application portion for registering for running the first application portion executed by the target device;
generating a second application portion under a predefined time period to include an additional functionality partitioned from the same instance of the source application wherein the additional functionality of the second application portion is partitioned differently from the functionality of the first application portion;
operating the first application portion or the second application portion for disabling the functionality or the additional functionality, respectively, partitioned originally operational on the source application on the source device while the first application portion or the second application portion executes the functionality or the additional functionality, respectively, partitioned to the target device for partially controlling an execution of the source application;
updating by selecting the first application portion or the second application portion based on a current location for changing a usability of the source application wherein the second application portion includes the functionality of the first application portion in addition to the additional functionality unavailable on the first application portion; and
generating an application add-on with the application add-on originating independently from the source application for improving the source application on the target device.

US Pat. No. 10,481,881

MAPPING A COMPUTER CODE TO WIRES AND GATES

ARCHEO FUTURUS, INC., An...

1. A computer-implemented method for configuring at least one integrated circuit by mapping a computer code to wires and gates, the method comprising:acquiring a first code, the first code being written in a first language;
parsing, via one or more parsing expression grammar (PEG) modules and based on a first grammar associated with the first language, the first code to convert the first code into a first abstract syntax tree (AST);
converting the first AST into a first non-deterministic finite state machine (NFSM);
converting the first NFSM into a first deterministic finite state machine (DFSM);
optimizing the first DFSM to obtain a second DFSM;
converting, via at least the one or more PEG modules, the second DFSM into a second code, the second code being written in a second language wherein the second code is a translation of the first code;
generating, based on the second DFSM, a wires and gates representation, the wires and gates representation including a plurality of wires and plurality of combinatorial logics; and
configuring, based on the wires and gates representation, at least one integrated circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,481,869

MULTI-PATH FUSED MULTIPLY-ADD WITH POWER CONTROL

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An apparatus, comprising:pipelined multiplication circuitry that includes multiple pipeline stages and is configured to generate fused multiply-addition results;
classification circuitry configured to classify fused multiply-addition operation based on a difference between an exponent of an addend and a sum of exponents of multiplicands;
wherein the multiplication circuitry includes multiple paths and is configured to select paths for performing operations based on the classification, wherein the paths include:
near-path circuitry configured to perform operations where the difference is in a first range of values between a first threshold value and a second threshold value;
first far-path circuitry configured to perform operations where the difference is in a second range of values that does not overlap with the first range of values;
second far-path circuitry configured to perform operations where the difference is in a third range of values that does not overlap with the first or second ranges of values; and
third far-path circuitry configured to perform operations where the difference is in a fourth range of values that does not overlap with the first, second, or third ranges of values;
wherein the apparatus is configured to, in response to the apparatus assigning a fused multiply-addition operation to the first far-path circuitry using the classification circuitry, operate at least a portion of the near-path circuitry and at least a portion of the second far-path circuitry in a low-power state.

US Pat. No. 10,481,848

RESOLVING PRINT SETTING CONFLICTS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An information processing apparatus comprising:one or more processors; and
one or more memory devices storing executable instructions, which when executed by the one or more processors, cause the information processing apparatus to perform operations comprising:
starting initialization of a first module which performs conflict resolving processing for resolving a conflict between two print settings, wherein the print settings are received on an application having the first module; and
performing control to either perform the conflict resolving processing by the first module or call a conflict resolving processing function performed by a second module which is a module external from the application, based on at least one of an instruction received by the application and whether the initialization of the first module has been completed.

US Pat. No. 10,481,806

METHOD OF ENHANCING THE PERFORMANCE OF STORAGE SYSTEM THROUGH OPTIMIZATION IN COMPRESSED VOLUME MIGRATION

International Business Ma...

1. A method for managing data migration, comprising:determining that a plurality of compressed extents, that have been compressed by a first compression algorithm, on a source controller are subject to a data migration process to a target controller, and executing the data migration process, where the data migration process comprises performing sequentially, for each of the plurality of compressed extents:
determining if a current extent of the plurality of compressed extents has already been migrated;
skipping, in response to a determination that the current extent has already been migrated, the current extent;
decompressing, in response to a determination that the current extent has not already been migrated, the current extent to form a decompressed extent;
migrating, in response to the decompressing, the decompressed extent to the target controller;
updating a bitmap of migrated extents to include an indicator that the current extent has been migrated; and
recompressing the decompressed extent utilizing a second compression algorithm;
concurrent with the execution of the data migration process, and in response to receiving an input/output request from a host application for a requested one of the plurality of compressed extents on the source controller, where the requested one has not yet been migrated by the data migration process, inserting an out-of sequence response to the input/output request into the data migration process, where the out-of-sequence response comprises:
decompressing the requested one to form a requested decompressed extent;
migrating the requested decompressed extent to the target controller;
updating the bitmap of migrated extents to include an indicator that the requested one has been migrated;
recompressing the requested one utilizing a second compression algorithm; and
resuming, sequentially, the data migration process.

US Pat. No. 10,481,777

FULLY DESIGNABLE VEHICLE INFORMATION PANEL INTERFACE

THUNDER POWER NEW ENERGY ...

1. A system configured to facilitate a user to configure and retrieve personalized settings for a fully designable information panel in a driving apparatus, the system comprising a processor configured to perform:storing, by the processor, a plurality of information panel configurations for users of the driving apparatus, the plurality of information panel configurations including a first information panel configuration for a first user of the driving apparatus and a second information panel configuration for a first user of the driving apparatus, and wherein:
the first information panel configuration includes graphic customized by the first user; and
the second information panel configuration includes graphic customized by the first user;
determining whether the first user is present in the driving apparatus and whether the first user is on a passenger side of the driving apparatus
in response to determining the first user is on the driver side of the driving apparatus, displaying a first information panel at the driver side of the driving apparatus and facilitating by the processor, the first user to configure the first information panel on the display device by modifying the first information panel configuration;
in response to determining the first user is on the passenger side of the driving apparatus, displaying a second information panel at the passenger side of the driving apparatus and facilitating, by the processor, the first user to configure the second information panel on the display device by modifying the second information panel configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,481,731

CONCURRENT SENSING IN TOUCH SCREEN CONTROLLER WITH IMPROVED NOISE REJECTION

STMicroelectronics Asia P...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a plurality of single ended charge converter circuits each receiving input from a corresponding one of a plurality of sense lines of a sensing layer; and
a plurality of current mirror circuits, each respectively mirroring output from one of the plurality of single ended charge converter circuits so as to produce two substantially identical outputs for each of the plurality of single ended charge converter circuits.

US Pat. No. 10,481,728

DISPLAY DEVICE COMPRISING TOUCH SENSOR

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A display device comprising:a first substrate comprising a display area comprising a pixel area and a non-display area adjacent to the display area, the first substrate comprising a connection pad in the non-display area; and
a second substrate facing the first substrate, the second substrate comprising a base substrate comprising a sensing area corresponding to the display area and a non-sensing area corresponding to the non-display area, and a touch sensor on the base substrate,
wherein the touch sensor comprises a touch sensing electrode in the sensing area, a touch pad in the non-sensing area, and a sensing line electrically connecting the touch sensing electrode and the touch pad, and
wherein the non-sensing area of the second substrate is bent such that the connection pad and the touch pad face each other.

US Pat. No. 10,481,708

METHOD FOR ELIMINATING/REDUCING IMAGE STICKING OF IN-CELL TOUCH DISPLAY AND MOBILE DEVICE USING THE SAME

FOCALTECH ELECTRONICS, LT...

1. A method for eliminating/reducing image sticking of an in-cell touch display, the method comprising the steps of:(a) providing at least a first sensing electrode and a second sensing electrode in the in-cell touch display to perform touch sensing operation, wherein the first sensing electrode is electrically connected to a first pin of a touch control circuit through a first charge/discharge route, and the second sensing electrode is electrically connected to a second pin of the touch control circuit through a second charge/discharge route; and
(b) in a time except for display time, controlling the first pin and the second pin to make a voltage of the first pin be higher than a voltage of the second pin for at least a first preset period, and then controlling the first pin and the second pin to make the voltage of the second pin higher than the voltage of the first pin for at least the first preset period, wherein the first sensing electrode and the second sensing electrode are disposed on a same layer;
wherein an electric field between the first sensing electrode and the second sensing electrode is changed in step (b) and accumulated charges of the neighboring sensing electrodes are effectively eliminated or reduced, wherein the accumulated charges are caused by a voltage difference between the first sensing electrode and the second sensing electrode when touch sensing operation is performed.

US Pat. No. 10,481,676

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FREQUENCY MODE DETECTION AND IMPLEMENTATION

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. A tangible, non-transitory, machine-readable medium, comprising machine-readable instructions, that when executed by one or more processors cause the one or more processors to:upon a transition of a chip select signal (CS) transition between low and high:
capture a first portion of a command address in a first clock cycle after the transition; and
capture a second portion of the command address in a third clock cycle immediately following a second clock cycle, wherein the second clock cycle immediately follows the first clock cycle;
maintain a toggle indicating when a cycle is a decode cycle;
when the toggle indicates that a cycle immediately previous to a current cycle is a decode cycle, skip command address acquisition during the current cycle; and
fire an internal command, using the first portion of the command address and the second portion of the command address.

US Pat. No. 10,481,670

SENSOR ARRAY AND METHOD OF REDUCING POWER CONSUMPTION OF SENSING DEVICE WITH AUXILIARY SENSING UNIT AND RELATED ELECTRONIC DEVICE

PixArt Imaging Inc., Hsi...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a sensing system having a first sensing device, for selectively detecting an object to generate a first detection result at a first frequency, wherein the first detection result indicates a state of motion of the object;
a second sensing device for selectively detecting the object to generate a second detection result at a second frequency that is not lower than the first frequency, wherein the second detection result indicates whether the object is in a specific space;
a light emitting device, for illuminating the object to make the first sensing device able to detect the state of motion of the object; and
a control unit, coupled to the first sensing device and the second sensing device, for controlling operating states of the first sensing device and the second sensing device according to the first and the second detection results.

US Pat. No. 10,481,657

COOLING ARRANGEMENT AND AIR DEFLECTOR

Fujitsu Client Computing ...

1. A cooling arrangement for a computer system comprising a chassis, a circuit board arranged in the chassis, a fan, and at least one element to be cooled and arranged on the circuit board in an area to be cooled between the fan and a panel of the chassis,wherein an air deflector is arranged between the at least one element to be cooled and the panel of the chassis such that air flowing out of the fan in a direction of the at least one element to be cooled encounters the air deflector,
the air deflector comprises a planar first plane oriented toward the fan, which planar first plane extends from the circuit board higher than the at least one element to be cooled,
the air deflector is arranged to swirl the air flowing out of the fan in the direction of the at least one element to be cooled in the area to be cooled,
a second plane angled relative to the planar first plane is attached on a first longitudinal side of the planar first plane, and
the second plane has an angle of less than 90° in relation to the circuit board on the side facing the air flowing out of the fan.

US Pat. No. 10,481,649

COMPUTER SYSTEM, EXPANSION COMPONENT, AUXILIARY SUPPLY COMPONENT AND USE THEREOF

Fujitsu Client Computing ...

1. A computer system comprising:a power supply unit that provides operating energy for the computer system;
a system board connected to the power supply unit and having a processor, a chip set and a multitude of expansion connections in the form of plug connectors for connection of a corresponding multitude of expansion cards, wherein each expansion connection is assigned a fixed power budget to supply an associated expansion card;
a first expansion card connected to a first expansion connection of the system board, the first expansion card having a first plug connector adapted to receive at least a part of a predefined operating energy of the first expansion card, wherein the first expansion card has a power consumption greater than the fixed power budget allocated to the first expansion connection of the system board; and
at least one auxiliary supply component arranged in a region of a second expansion connection of the system board, wherein the auxiliary supply component is electrically connected via an auxiliary supply cable directly to the first plug connector of the first expansion card and delivers at least part of the power budget assigned to the second expansion connection to the first expansion card such that the power budget of the computer system is maintained in operation.

US Pat. No. 10,481,647

COMPUTER SYSTEM INCLUDING A COMPUTER HOUSING WITH A FASTENING DEVICE

Fujitsu Client Computing ...

1. A computer system comprising:a computer housing with a fastening device that fastens the computer housing to a mount;
a system component arranged in the computer housing and having at least one component to be cooled and comprises a processor of the computer system, the processor having a heat sink arranged directly thereon;
an axial fan that cools the at least one component is arranged in the computer housing in a region of the processor, and accelerates air in a direction of the heat sink or away from it;
a first ventilation area arranged laterally next to the fastening device in a first housing wall of the computer housing; and
a ventilation channel extending in the computer housing between the first ventilation area and the axial fan, which is fluidically separated from the rest of the computer housing.

US Pat. No. 10,481,539

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:an image bearing member;
an exposure unit configured to form an electrostatic latent image on the image bearing member by emitting light to the image bearing member based on image information;
a developer bearing member configured to develop the electrostatic latent image with a developer;
a control portion; and
an alerting device configured to alert an alarm concerning a residual amount of the toner,
wherein the control portion makes the alerting device to alert an alarm concerning a residual amount of the toner based on image information input from an external device,
wherein the image forming apparatus is capable of operating
in a first mode in which the image forming apparatus performs image formation at a first peripheral speed ratio representing a ratio of a peripheral speed of the developer bearing member to a peripheral speed of the image bearing member, and
in a second mode in which the image forming apparatus performs image formation at a second peripheral speed ratio, which is greater than the first peripheral speed ratio,
wherein the alert by the alerting device is issued earlier as an operation frequency of the second mode becomes higher than an operation frequency of the first mode.

US Pat. No. 10,481,500

IMAGING OPTICAL SYSTEM AND PROJECTION EXPOSURE INSTALLATION FOR MICROLITHOGRAPHY WITH AN IMAGING OPTICAL SYSTEM OF THIS TYPE

Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH, Obe...

1. An imaging optical system, comprising:a plurality of mirrors configured to image an object field in an object plane into an image field in an image plane along a beam path of imaging light,
wherein:
the last mirror in the beam path of the imaging light between the object field and the image field has a through-opening to pass the imaging light;
the penultimate mirror in the beam path of the imaging light between the object field and the image field is outside an imaging light bundle in front of the imaging field; and
a reflective face of the penultimate mirror within an optically used region of the penultimate mirror has no through-opening to pass the imaging light.

US Pat. No. 10,481,476

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image processing apparatus for generating data used to form on a recording medium an uneven layer on which a plurality of unit areas each having a projection are arranged, the image processing apparatus comprising:a first brightness information obtaining unit configured to obtain first brightness information regarding a first brightness of a predetermined area of an object observed in a first viewing direction and regarding a second brightness of the predetermined area of the object observed in a second viewing direction, the second viewing direction being a direction having an elevation angle different from an elevation angle of the first viewing direction; and
a first recording amount data generation unit configured to generate first recording amount data that indicates a recording amount of recording material used to form the uneven layer on the recording medium such that at least one of a width of each of the unit areas and a height of the projection changes in accordance with the first brightness information,
wherein a change in an area of a shadow to be observed in accordance with a change in an elevation angle of a viewing direction is controlled based on at least one of the width of each of the unit areas and the height of the projection.

US Pat. No. 10,481,475

SMART LIGHTING DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

Compal Electronics, Inc.,...

1. A smart lighting device standing on a bearing surface and having a plurality of projection modes, comprising:an illumination module;
a camera assembly; and
an image projection module adjacent to the illumination module and pivotally connected to the illumination module,
wherein the image projection module has the projection modes, the projection modes are formed by different rotation angles of the image projection module relative to the illumination module, and a brightness value of the illumination module is adjusted in accordance with the projection modes of the image projection module.

US Pat. No. 10,481,448

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY

HANNSTAR DISPLAY (NANJING...

1. A liquid crystal display device, comprising:a plurality of pixel units;
a first electrode line, wherein the first electrode line is an enclosed conductive ring surrounding the pixel units;
a gate driver coupled with at least some of the pixel units via a plurality of gate lines, wherein the gate driver includes a plurality of signal lines and a plurality of shift registers coupled between the signal lines and the plurality of gate lines, and a plurality of control signals are transmitted to the shift registers through the signal lines;
another gate driver coupled with at least some of the pixel units, wherein the gate driver and the another gate driver are respectively disposed at two opposite sides of an active region of the liquid crystal display device;
an electrostatic discharge protection circuit coupled with the gate driver;
another electrostatic discharge protection circuit coupled with the another gate driver, wherein the another electrostatic discharge protection circuit is electrically connected to the first electrode line;
a second electrode line, wherein the second electrode line is a non-enclosed conductive ring surrounding the first electrode line, and the gate driver is disposed between the first electrode line and the second electrode line; and
a conductive line, wherein the first electrode line and the second electrode line are electrically connected together through the conductive line;
wherein a common voltage is applied to the first electrode line and the second electrode line, and the electrostatic discharge protection circuit is electrically connected to the signal lines and the first electrode line.

US Pat. No. 10,481,319

OVERLAPPING FACETS

Lumus Ltd., Ness Ziona (...

1. An optical device comprising:(a) a waveguide having:
(i) a first of at least one pair of surfaces parallel to each other;
(ii) a first region at which light is coupled into said waveguide; and
(iii) a first sequence of facets including:
(A) a first facet:
(I) located proximally to said first region; and
(II) having a first width in a direction between said first pair of surfaces;
(B) a last facet:
(I) at a distal end of said first sequence of facets from said first region; and
(II) having a third width in a direction between said first pair of surfaces; and
(C) one or more middle facets:
(I) between said first facet and said last facet; and
(II) having a second width in a direction between said first pair of surfaces;
(b) wherein each of said facets:
(i) width is in a plane of said facet;
(ii) is an at least partially reflecting surface;
(iii) is at an oblique angle to said first pair of surfaces;
(iv) has a facet-start on a proximal side of said facet width; and
(v) has a facet-end on a distal side of said facet width; and
(c) wherein a geometrical projection is onto one of said first pair of surfaces in a direction of a nominal ray outcoupled from said waveguide, said nominal ray being a central ray of the light being coupled out of said waveguide,
(d) said geometrical projection of said last facet and each of said one or more middle facets overlaps a respective said geometrical projection of an adjacent said one or more middle facets and said first facet, and
(e) said geometrical projection of said facet-start of said last facet and each of said one or more middle facets coinciding with a respective said geometrical projection of a non-adjacent facet-end of said one or more middle facets and said first facet,
(f) said coinciding along at least a portion of said waveguide.

US Pat. No. 10,481,278

TISSUE-EQUIVALENT DOSIMETER

DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY, Ha...

1. A radiation dosimeter comprising:a multilayer substrate; and
a semiconductor-based radiation sensing layer contacting said multilayer substrate;
said radiation sensing layer comprising electrodes for receiving a signal produced in response to radiation absorbed within said radiation sensing layer; and
said multilayer substrate comprising:
at least one low-atomic-number layer of having an effective atomic number that is smaller than that of water; and
at least one high-atomic-number layer having an effective atomic number that is greater than that of water;
wherein said low-atomic-number layers and said high-atomic-number layers have respective thicknesses and compositions for modulating a dependence of the signal produced by said radiation dosimeter on photon energy, such that the signal, when calibrated to provide a measure of dose, exhibits tissue-equivalence with a variation of less than 10% over an energy range spanning 20 keV to 140 keV.

US Pat. No. 10,481,246

PHOTO-DIODE EMULATOR CIRCUIT FOR TRANSIMPEDANCE AMPLIFIER TESTING

ANALOG DEVICES GLOBAL UNL...

1. An optical range finder, comprising:a transimpedance amplifier (TIA); and
a photodiode emulation circuitry coupled to an input port of the TIA and configured to:
receive one or more parameters specifying one or more characteristics of a test current signal to be provided to the TIA, and
provide the test current signal in accordance with the one or more parameters to the input port of the TIA while the photodiode is also coupled to the input port of the TIA,
wherein:
the test current signal includes a current pulse,
the one or more characteristics include an amplitude of the current pulse, and
the photodiode emulation circuitry includes a digitally controlled current mirror configured to ensure that the amplitude of the test current signal is in accordance with the one or more parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,481,244

METHOD FOR CLASSIFYING AN OBJECT IN AN AREA SURROUNDING A MOTOR VEHICLE, DRIVER ASSISTANCE SYSTEM AND MOTOR VEHICLE

Valeo Schalter und Sensor...

1. A method for classifying an object in a surrounding area of a motor vehicle, the method comprising:a) transmission of radar signals into the surrounding area by at least one motor vehicle radar sensor and reception of radar signals reflected from the object;
b) provision of the information obtained from the radar signals as radar data;
c) production of a power spectrum on the basis of at least one distance value and/or speed value and/or intensity value that the radar data contain as information;
d) comparison of at least one spectrum range that the power spectrum contains with an intensity threshold value and selection of the spectrum range as a potential object when the intensity thereof is greater than the intensity threshold value;
e) performance of a further cycle with steps a) to d);
f) identification of the potential object as an actual object on the basis of whether the potential object has been selected both in a first cycle according to steps a) to d) and at least in the second cycle according to step e);
g) comparison of at least one feature of the identified object with reference features of a reference object; and
h) assignment of the object to a class from multiple different classes on the basis of the comparison according to step g),
wherein the at least one feature is an intensity range of the object from the power spectrum,
wherein the intensity range of the object comprises multiple spectrum ranges, and
wherein the intensity range of the object is taken into consideration on the basis of a rectangular detail from the power spectrum.

US Pat. No. 10,481,243

AUTOMATED VEHICLE RADAR SYSTEM WITH SELF-CALIBRATION

APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITE...

1. A radar system comprising:an antenna mounted on a host-vehicle, wherein the antenna is used to broadcast a radar-signal and detect a reflected-signal arising from a reflection of the radar-signal by an object;
a transceiver in communication with the antenna, wherein the transceiver determines a distance, an angle, and a range-rate of the object relative to the antenna based on the radar-signal and the reflected-signal; and
a controller in communication with the transceiver, wherein the controller is configured to
determine a speed of the host-vehicle;
determine that the object is stationary based on the speed, the angle, and the range-rate;
store in a memory a plurality of detections that correspond to multiple instances of the distance, the angle, and the range-rate as the host-vehicle travels by the object;
select an ideal-response of angle versus range-rate based on the speed;
determine, in response to a determination that the object is stationary, a calibration-matrix of the system for a plurality of angles of arrival to the antenna, said calibration-matrix based on a difference between the plurality of detections and the ideal-response; and
adjust an indicated-angle to a subsequent-object in accordance with the calibration-matrix.

US Pat. No. 10,481,194

AUTOMATED HIGH FREQUENCY TEST STATION

CommScope Connectivity UK...

1. A test station comprising:a test platform including a plurality of probes configured for electrical connection to a design under test;
a radio frequency switch configured to receive at least first and second signals at first and second frequencies, the first and second frequencies being different from each other;
an amplifier positioned and electrically connected to one or more of the plurality of probes, the amplifier configured to receive the selected signal from the radio frequency switch and output a test signal, the test signal corresponding to an amplified selected signal;
a second amplifier positioned and electrically connected to one or more of the plurality of probes, the second amplifier configured to receive a result signal passed through the design under test;
a programmable attenuator connected to an output of the second amplifier and having configurable attenuation levels;
a power sensor electrically connected to receive a scaled result signal from the programmable attenuator based on the result signal and generate a sensed power output signal;
a control circuit communicatively connected to the radio frequency switch, amplifier, second amplifier, and power sensor, the control circuit configured to execute instructions to selectively apply the first and second frequencies as the test signal to the one or more of the plurality of probes, thereby applying a test signal at each of the first and second frequencies to the design under test, wherein the design under test comprises an electrical connector subassembly, the control circuit further configured to determine the existence of a faulty product incorporating the design under test based on the sensed power output signal.

US Pat. No. 10,481,169

DIAGNOSTIC METHOD AND BIOMARKER FOR LIFESTYLE DISEASE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A method for diagnosing a lifestyle disease comprising:preparing a measurement result of a concentration of a fatty acid amide obtained from a healthy subject;
collecting a biological sample from a subject;
measuring a concentration of the fatty acid amide contained in the biological sample; and
determining whether the subject suffers from a lifestyle disease or a lifestyle disease has progressed when a measured value of the concentration of the fatty acid amide obtained from the subject is lower than the measurement result obtained from the healthy subject.

US Pat. No. 10,481,142

SENSOR SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING SOIL CHARACTERISTICS

1. A sensor system for determining soil characteristics, the sensor system comprising:a ground-engaging device coupled to an agricultural implement, the ground engaging device comprising at least one disc member having an aperture and an elongate shaft extending through the aperture;
a first sensor unit disposed on the disc member, wherein the first sensor unit is configured to measure a first force acting on the disc member in a first direction;
a second sensor unit disposed on the elongate shaft, wherein the second sensor unit is configured to measure a second force acting on the elongate shaft in a second direction; and
an electronic data processor communicatively coupled to each of the first and second sensor units, the electronic data processor being configured to inferentially determine a soil characteristic based on the first and second force measurements.

US Pat. No. 10,481,113

X-RAY BACKSCATTER INSPECTION SYSTEM

Radiabeam Technologies, L...

1. An inspection system for inspecting an object in motion relative to the inspection system comprising:an X-ray source configured to emit a pencil beam onto said object wherein said pencil beam comprising X-rays as a sequence of energy and current modulated X-ray pulses;
wherein said X-ray pulses are generated by Bremsstrahlung;
said X-ray source further configured to produce a signal encoding the instantaneous energy and current of said energy and current modulated X-ray pulses;
a scanning apparatus configured to raster-scan said X-ray pencil beam over said object in the direction perpendicular to the direction of relative motion of said object;
said scanning apparatus further providing a signal encoding the instantaneous position information of said X-ray pencil beam;
a detector that creates a detector signal wherein said detector signal is a measure of the instantaneous intensity of backscatter radiation formed in response to the X-rays encountering said object;
said detector rigidly coupled in position to said X-ray source;
said detector having a response time shorter than the duration of said X-ray pulse;
a signal encoding the instantaneous position or said X-ray source relative to said object;
a data acquisition system acquiring a recorded data wherein said recorded data comprises simultaneously recording said detector signal and said signal encoding the instantaneous X-ray energy and current and said signal encoding the instantaneous position of said X-ray pencil beam and said signal encoding the instantaneous position of said X-ray source relative to said moving object;
a computer receiving said recorded data;
said computer configured to iteratively compute layer by layer electron density and thickness of materials forming said object.

US Pat. No. 10,481,105

MEASUREMENT DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ESTIMATING YIELD OF A HARVESTED CROP

1. A measurement device comprising:a transmitter for providing a transmitted signal at a frequency;
a transmitting antenna comprising a radiating element separated from a first ground plane by a first dielectric layer, the transmitter providing the transmitted signal to the transmitting antenna;
a receiving antenna comprising a receiving element separated from a second ground plane by a second dielectric layer, the receiving antenna arranged to receive the transmitted signal;
a receiver for receiving the transmitted signal from the receiving antenna; and
an electronic data processor for measuring an observed parameter of the transmitted signal between the transmitting antenna and the receiving antenna to estimate a yield of a harvested crop for a row or section of crop within the swath of a harvesting machine, where the observed parameter comprises observed attenuation, phase or both.

US Pat. No. 10,481,022

CORE-SHELL NANOFIBER TEXTILES FOR STRAIN SENSING, AND METHODS OF THEIR MANUFACTURE

TEXAVIE TECHNOLOGIES INC....

1. A resistive sensor assembly comprising:a plurality of resistive sensor devices, each comprising:
a fiber mesh comprising a plurality of elongate fibers, wherein each fiber of the plurality of fibers comprises an electrical conductor comprising an electrically conductive exterior surface reversibly positionable into and out of contact with the electrically conductive exterior surfaces of adjacent fibers of the plurality of fibers;
a first electrical contact electrically coupled to the electrical conductor of at least one of the plurality of fibers; and
a second electrical contact electrically coupled to the electrical conductor of at least one of the plurality of fibers and spaced apart from first electrical contact, whereby the first and second electrical contacts are positioned to apply an electrical voltage or current across at least a portion of the fiber mesh; and
at least one resiliently deformable encapsulating film encapsulating the plurality of resistive sensor devices;
wherein the first and second electrical contacts of a first subset of the plurality of resistive sensor devices are positioned to apply the electrical voltage or current in a first direction; and
wherein the first and second electrical contacts of a second subset of the plurality of resistive sensor devices are positioned to apply the electrical voltage or current in a second direction different from the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,481,018

EVALUATING PERFORMANCE OF A FLUID TRANSPORT SYSTEM USING LIMITED SENSOR DATA

General Electric Company,...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by one or more processors, sensor data from an inlet of a first heat exchanger in a gas turbine system, and further, receiving sensor data from an outlet of a downstream element coupled to the first heat exchanger;
receiving, by the one or more processors, empirical data associated with one or both of the first heat exchanger and the downstream element;
receiving, by the one or more processors, predictive data associated with one or both of the first heat exchanger and the downstream element; and
generating, by the one or more processors, a command signal by executing an evaluation procedure using at least the sensor data, the empirical data, and the predictive data; and
modifying, based at least in part on the command signal, operation of the first heat exchanger or the downstream element.

US Pat. No. 10,481,012

HEAT EXCHANGER

Rinnai Corporation, Nago...

1. A heat exchanger comprising:a case body;
a plurality of heat-transfer pipes disposed in the case body;
a connecting header configured to cover pipe ends of the plurality of heat-transfer pipes fixed on a side wall of the case body from outside the case body and connect the pipe ends of the plurality of heat-transfer pipes outside the side wall of the case body, the connecting header has a planar surface;
an inlet pipe configured to supply a fluid to be heated into the heat-transfer pipes;
an outlet pipe configured to lead out the fluid to be heated from the heat-transfer pipes;
a temperature sensor configured to detect a temperature of a water passage, wherein the water passage is formed of the heat-transfer pipes, the connecting header, the inlet pipe, and the outlet pipe; and
a sensor bracket configured to fix the temperature sensor to the sensor bracket, wherein
the sensor bracket is joined and fixed to the connecting header,
at least a part of a base portion of the sensor bracket forming a mounting surface of the temperature sensor is in surface contact with the planar surface provided in the connecting header, and
the temperature sensor is secured to a joint portion of the base portion of the sensor bracket joined and fixed to the connecting header so as to detect the temperature of the water passage through the planar surface of the connecting header and the base portion of the sensor bracket.

US Pat. No. 10,481,001

OPTICAL SPECTRUM MEASURING APPARATUS AND OPTICAL SPECTRUM MEASURING METHOD

Otsuka Electronics Co., L...

1. An optical spectrum measuring apparatus comprising:a CCD (Charge Coupled Device) detector including a plurality of light-receiving devices that are two-dimensionally arranged;
an optical system configured to split incident light into rays and irradiate the CCD detector with the rays; and
a restriction unit configured to restrict one or more rows and/or one or more columns out of the rows and columns of the plurality of light-receiving devices from being irradiated with light from the optical system;
wherein a restriction target that is to be restricted by the restriction unit is set based on a condition regarding spectrum measurement;
each of the rays, resulting from the splitting of incident light performed by the optical system and having different wavelengths, enters a column corresponding thereto, and
the number of rows that are the restriction targets is set based on the time required for the CCD detector to measure one optical spectrum and/or the amount of light that is to be detected by the CCD detector.

US Pat. No. 10,480,985

EXPLOSION PROOF RADAR LEVEL GAUGE

1. A radar level gauge for determining the filling level of product in a tank, said gauge comprising:a housing with a housing wall enclosing a compartment providing explosion proof protection;
RLG circuitry located inside compartment, said circuitry in use having an available electrical and/or thermal energy incompatible with intrinsic safety requirements;
a signal propagation device located outside said compartment, said signal propagation device being adapted to direct a microwave transmit signal toward said product and return reflections thereof from a surface of said product;
an explosion proof first signal passage in said housing wall, said first signal passage providing a transmission line for said microwave transmit signal between said RLG circuitry and said signal propagation device;
an explosion proof second signal passage in said housing wall, said second signal passage providing a two-wire interface for electrically conductively connecting said radar level gauge to an intrinsically safe system located externally of said radar level gauge, to provide at least one of: communication between said radar level gauge and said intrinsically safe system, and power supply to said RLG circuitry; and
an electrical barrier connected between said RLG circuitry and the two-wire interface, said electrical barrier preventing energy or voltages in said RLG circuitry from compromising the intrinsic safety of an intrinsically safe system connected to the two-wire interface.

US Pat. No. 10,480,982

ACOUSTIC CALIBRATION ARRAY FOR TANKS AND VESSELS

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A method of measuring a volume of a storage container using a plurality of acoustic devices, the plurality of acoustic devices including a transducer and one or more sensors, the method comprising:deploying the plurality of acoustic devices into respective positions on an exterior surface of a circumferential wall of the container, wherein the one or more sensors are acoustically coupled to the surface and configured to detect pulses propagating along the surface, and wherein the transducer is acoustically coupled to the surface and is configured generate one or more pulses that radiate along the surface away from the transducer and toward the one or more sensors in at least a first circumferential path and a second circumferential path;
generating one or more pulses using the transducer, wherein each pulse is generated at an impulse time;
detecting, using the one or more sensors, the one or more pulses radiating along the first circumferential path, and the second circumferential path and recording a respective time that the one or more pulses radiating along a respective circumferential path are detected;
calculating, by a computing device in electronic communication with the one or more sensors based on the impulse time and respective detection times, respective times of flight (TOFs) for the one or more pulses, wherein each respective TOF is an elapsed time for the pulse to travel between two of the acoustic devices along a particular circumferential path;
aligning at least two of the acoustic devices in one or more of a transverse and longitudinal direction relative to the circumferential wall of the container based on the calculated TOFs;
calculating, with the computing device, respective distances between the acoustic devices in each of the first and second circumferential directions based on the respective TOFs and a speed of sound through the wall; and
determining, with the computing device, the volume of the storage container based on the calculated respective distances.

US Pat. No. 10,480,915

METHOD OF MAKING A POLYMERIC SUBSONIC AMMUNITION CARTRIDGE

TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS...

1. A method of preparing a polymeric subsonic ammunition comprising the steps of:providing a substantially cylindrical primer insert comprising a base having a top surface opposite a bottom surface, a substantially cylindrical coupling element that extends from the top surface; a primer recess formed in the bottom surface; a primer flash hole aperture positioned in the primer recess to extend through the bottom surface; and a flash hole groove positioned in the primer recess around the primer flash hole aperture;
forming a substantially cylindrical polymeric middle body by overmolding the substantially cylindrical primer insert through the primer flash hole aperture into the flash hole groove and extending the overmolding to a substantially cylindrical polymeric coupling region;
providing a substantially cylindrical polymeric bullet-end component comprising
a substantially cylindrical polymeric coupling end opposite a bullet aperture;
inserting a propellant insert into the propellant chamber to reduce the internal volume of the propellant chamber by at least 10% less;
coupling the substantially cylindrical polymeric coupling end to the substantially cylindrical polymeric coupling region to form a propellant chamber that extends from the bullet aperture to the primer flash hole;
inserting a diffuser into the primer recess;
inserting a primer into the primer recess to contact the diffuser;
adding a propellant to the propellant chamber; and
inserting a projectile in the bullet aperture.

US Pat. No. 10,480,912

PRIMER INSERT HAVING A PRIMER POCKET GROOVE

TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS...

1. A primer insert for use in a polymeric ammunition cartridge comprising:a top surface opposite a bottom surface and a extraction flange that extends circumferentially about an outer edge of the top surface;
a coupling element that extends from the bottom surface, wherein the coupling element is adapted to receive a polymer overmolding;
a primer recess in the top surface that extends toward the bottom surface, wherein the primer recess comprises a recess bottom and a circular recess side wall;
a primer flash aperture through the recess bottom that extends through the bottom surface, wherein the primer flash aperture is adapted to receive the polymer overmolding to form a flash hole; and
a groove in the primer recess positioned around the primer flash aperture adapted to receive the polymer overmolding, wherein the groove extends at least partially over the recess bottom and the circular recess side wall and the groove is adapted to receive polymer through the primer flash aperture and over the recess bottom and the circular recess side wall.

US Pat. No. 10,480,900

OPTICAL SYSTEM WITH CANT INDICATION

SIG SAUER, INC., Newingt...

1. A direct, see-through optical system having a main optical axis extending from an ocular end to an objective end of the optical system, the main optical axis of the optical system structured to be fixedly aligned with a long axis of a shooting device, the see-through optical system comprising:an electronic inclinometer structured to determine a cant of the shooting device relative to a vertical transverse axis of the main optical axis of the optical system; and
an electronic indicator structured to provide an indicator signal to a user related to the determined cant, including:
a first light indicator disposed adjacent a periphery of the optical system structured to be selectively illuminated to indicate a cant in a first direction; and
a second light indicator disposed adjacent the perimeter of the optical system structured to be selectively illuminated to indicate a cant in a second direction, the first and second light indicators each located on opposite sides of the vertical transverse axis and along a horizontal axis of the optical system.

US Pat. No. 10,480,893

CROSSBOW WITH STOCK OVERLAP

MCP IP, LLC, Sparta, WI ...

1. A crossbow comprising:a stock comprising a structural portion;
a fire control assembly attached to the stock;
a bow portion attached to the stock, the bow portion comprising a prod, a first limb, a second limb, a bowstring segment, a first rotatable member and a second rotatable member, the bowstring segment arranged to unspool from the first rotatable member and the second rotatable member as the crossbow is drawn;
the crossbow comprising a drawn orientation wherein the first rotatable member overlaps with the structural portion of the stock and a portion of the first rotatable member passes through a sidewall of the stock.

US Pat. No. 10,480,835

GAS-REPLENISHING AND ENTHALPY-INCREASING CONTROL METHOD, DEVICE AND APPARATUS FOR TWO-STAGE COMPRESSOR

GREE ELECTRIC APPLIANCES,...

1. A gas-replenishing and enthalpy-increasing control method for a two-stage compressor, comprising:when a gas-replenishing electronic expansion valve needs to be opened, gradually increasing, by a controller, an opening degree of the gas-replenishing electronic expansion valve in a time sequence;
after the gas-replenishing electronic expansion valve is opened, acquiring a detected gas-replenishing superheat degree of a two-stage compressor; and
adjusting, based on the gas-replenishing superheat degree of the two-stage compressor, the opening degree of the gas-replenishing electronic expansion valve,
wherein the gas-replenishing electronic expansion valve is disposed between a medium-pressure liquid storage tank and the two-stage compressor, and when the opening degree of the gas-replenishing electronic expansion valve is not zero, a gaseous refrigerant in the medium-pressure liquid storage tank replenishes gas and increases enthalpy for the two-stage compressor;
wherein acquiring the detected gas-replenishing superheat degree of the two-stage compressor comprises:
collecting a gas-replenishing temperature and a gas-replenishing pressure of the two-stage compressor;
acquiring a saturation temperature corresponding to the gas-replenishing pressure; and
taking a difference between the gas-replenishing temperature and the saturation temperature as the gas-replenishing superheat degree of the two-stage compressor;
wherein adjusting, based on the gas-replenishing superheat degree of the two-stage compressor, the opening degree of the gas-replenishing electronic expansion valve comprises:
judging whether the gas-replenishing superheat degree of the two-stage compressor is greater than a preset superheat degree at predetermined intervals;
when the gas-replenishing superheat degree of the two-stage compressor is greater than the preset superheat degree, determining that the replenished gas of the two-stage compressor entrains liquid;
when the gas-replenishing superheat degree of the two-stage compressor is not greater than the preset superheat degree, determining that the replenished gas of the two-stage compressor does not entrain liquid; and
adjusting the opening degree of the gas-replenishing electronic expansion valve according to the situation that the replenished gas of the two-stage compressor entrains liquid;
wherein adjusting the opening degree of the gas-replenishing electronic expansion valve according to the situation that the replenished gas of the two-stage compressor entrains liquid comprises:
when the replenished gas of the two-stage compressor entrains liquid, reducing the current opening degree of the gas-replenishing electronic expansion valve to a preset opening degree, wherein the preset opening degree is an opening degree preset based on a full opening degree of the gas-replenishing electronic expansion valve, and the full opening degree is an opening degree when the gas-replenishing electronic expansion valve is fully opened; and
when the replenished gas of the two-stage compressor does not entrain liquid, keeping the current opening degree of the gas-replenishing electronic expansion valve unchanged or increasing the current opening degree.

US Pat. No. 10,480,815

PANEL FOR EXTERNAL AIR-CONDITIONING DUCTS AND SIMILAR PRODUCTS

SAINT-GOBAIN ISOVER IBERI...

1. A panel for self-supporting ducts, comprising:a core of mineral wool, an external face of the core being covered with an exterior covering and an internal face of the core being covered with an interior covering, respectively,
wherein said interior covering includes an aluminium sheet, a layer of a glass fabric, or a layer of a glass web,
wherein the exterior covering includes a succession of a first layer of plastics material, the aluminium sheet, and a second layer of plastics material, said first and second layers of plastics material being bonded to the aluminium sheet directly or via an adhesive, said first layer of plastics material being bonded to the external face of the core by a glue, and
wherein the second layer of plastics material is an outer layer including anti-UV particles or a UV-protective film, or a surface of the second layer of plastics material is covered with a UV-protective plastic film.

US Pat. No. 10,480,796

HANDLE FOR A RACK SUPPORT STRUCTURE

MIDEA GROUP CO., LTD., B...

1. An oven rack for supporting a cooking apparatus in an oven, the oven rack comprising:a support structure having a front end and a back end defining a wire configuration, wherein the support structure includes a first thermal conductivity and configured to support the cooking apparatus thereon, and wherein the support structure includes a handle pocket defining a through opening, wherein the handle pocket extends from the front end of the support structure towards the back end and the wire configuration surrounds the handle pocket away from the front end;
a handle engaging the handle pocket and the front end of the support structure and extending from the front end of the support structure towards the back end, wherein the handle defines an inner periphery and an outer periphery, wherein the inner periphery defines a through opening and is continuous about the through opening of the handle, wherein the handle includes a top side and an opposing bottom side, wherein the bottom side includes a slot to receive both the front end and the handle pocket of the support structure, wherein the slot includes a plurality of lateral slots wherein both the front end and the wire configuration of the support structure projects out through the plurality of lateral slots, and the handle has a second thermal conductivity; and
wherein the second thermal conductivity of the handle is lower than the first thermal conductivity of the support structure.

US Pat. No. 10,480,795

OVEN DOOR, OVEN COMPRISING AN OVEN DOOR AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING INFORMATION AT AN OVEN DOOR

Electrolux Appliances Akt...

1. Oven door for closing a cavity of an oven comprising a door window being at least partially transparent for enabling a user to look into the oven cavity, wherein the door window comprises at least one printing made of an ink comprising scattering components, said ink being essentially transparent and wherein the oven door is adapted to provide light to the printing by at least one light source such that said light is scattered by scattering components of said printing thereby implementing an optical user interface for displaying information at the door window.

US Pat. No. 10,480,739

HEADLAMP FOR VEHICLES HAVING AT LEAST ONE LASER LIGHT MODULE

ZKW GROUP GMBH, Wieselbu...

1. A headlight (1) for vehicles comprising:at least one laser light module (3l, 3m, 3r) that includes a laser light source (11), and a phosphorus element (13) situated downstream therefrom in the beam path;
at least one optical attachment (16); and
at least one deflection prism (20, 22, 23) integrated into the at least one optical attachment (16),
wherein the at least one laser light module (3l, 3m, 3r) is situated in a housing (2) of the headlight (1), which has projection optics (4) configured for projecting the light distribution, generated in the focal plane of the projection optics of the at least one laser light module, into a roadway space, and
wherein the at least one deflection prism (20; 22, 23) is configured to be situated in the area of laser radiation (15; 15-1, 15-2) that passes through when the phosphorus element (13) is defective or missing, and to deflect this laser radiation that occurs in the event of a malfunction and keep it away from the projection optics (4) and thus, away from the roadway space, and
wherein the optical attachment (16) is configured as a total internal reflection (TIR) optics system, and the at least one deflection prism (20; 22, 23) is formed by a recess on a front side of the optical attachment (16).

US Pat. No. 10,480,727

TREE ILLUMINATING DEVICE

1. A tree illumination device, comprising:a plurality of platforms having a first side and a second side opposite said first side, said first side having a width and said second side having a width;
a dome supported on each said platform, said dome having at least one illuminating device attached therein, said dome includes a first transparent portion and a second portion having a reflector covering a rear portion thereof and extending inwards within said dome and terminating prior to said at least one illuminating device;
a control means mounted within each said platform and is in electrical communication with said at least one illuminating device;
a mount extending downward said second side, said mount having a front wall abutting a tree and a pair of sidewalls each having a coaligned strap aperture;
one or more straps each having a pair of distal ends that mate with each other, said one or more straps extending through said coaligned strap aperture and securing said tree illumination device to said tree;
a first cord extending away from each said platform, said first cord terminates in a first electrical connector; and
a second cord extending away from each said platform, said second cord terminates in a second electrical connector, said first electrical connector and said second electrical connector are capable of being in electrical communication with a power source and capable of being in electrical communication with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,480,722

RETROFIT LAMP

1. A retrofit lamp comprising:a heat sink;
a light source module comprising a circuit board, wherein:
a rear side of the light source module lies two-dimensionally on the heat sink; and
at a front side of the light source module, at least one semiconductor light source is arranged; and
a ring partially covering the front side of the light source module, wherein the ring comprises a plurality of elastically flexible pressing tabs arranged at a periphery of the ring and configured to rest on the front side of the light source module and press the light source module onto the heat sink, wherein at least one of the elastically flexible pressing tabs, at a side thereof facing the light source module, comprises at least one projection resting on the front side of the light source module, and wherein the at least one projection extends generally perpendicularly from the at least one of the elastically flexible pressing tabs associated therewith.

US Pat. No. 10,480,669

VALVE DEVICE AND VALVE CONTROL DEVICE

HORIBA STEC, Co., Ltd., ...

1. A valve device, comprising:a valve body configured to be displaced by application of drive voltage to an actuator, the valve body including a seating surface that is formed of a resin member;
a position sensor that detects a position of the valve body;
a voltage regulator that regulates the drive voltage within a predetermined operable range on a basis of a detected position by the position sensor; and
a temperature sensor that detects temperature of or around the valve body, wherein
as a detected temperature by the temperature sensor increases, the voltage regulator increases an upper limit value of the operable range.

US Pat. No. 10,480,627

SLIDING SUPPORT MECHANISM WITH IMPROVED RELIABILITY AND SERVICEABILITY

1. A sliding support mechanism, the mechanism comprising:a first rack and a first pinion, the first pinion coupled to the first rack, the first rack having a-translational axis;
a motor having a rotor;
a shaft having a first end and a second end, the shaft coupled to both the rotor and to the first pinion at the first end of the shaft;
a bearing configured to receive the shaft and encircle the shaft at a point between the rotor and the second end of the shaft;
an upper housing coupled to the first end of the shaft and to the motor; and
a lower pinion assembly coupled to the second end of the shaft, wherein the lower pinon assembly includes an aperture;
wherein the aperture of the lower pinion assembly is configured to receive the second end of the shaft;
wherein in a first state a fastener is positioned in the aperture such that the shaft and rotor are engaged; and
wherein in a second state the fastener is withdrawn by at least a fixed distance from the aperture, thereby disengaging the first end of the shaft from the rotor such that the first rack translates freely along the first translational axis when a force is applied to the support mechanism in a direction parallel to the first translational axis;
the mechanism further comprising a set of threads within the aperture, and the fastener is threaded.

US Pat. No. 10,480,563

FLOATING, BOTTOM-FILLED AND TWIST INSERT AND METHODS FOR USE THEREOF

THE BOEING CO., Chicago,...

1. A method for using an insert that comprises (a) a housing defining a cavity, (b) an aperture defined in a first end of the housing to the cavity, (c) a semi-spherical portion defined at a second end of the housing, (d) a pair of vent openings defined on opposing sides of the first end of the housing and (e) a pair of receptacles coupled to the first end of the housing, wherein each of the pair of receptacles have sidewalls defining a through-hole and aligned with one of the pair of vent openings, the method comprising:installing the insert in a cavity of a panel for an aircraft and advancing the insert until the pair of receptacles rests against an exterior of a skin of the panel;
injecting an adhesive into one of the pair of vent openings; and
flowing the adhesive around the housing until the adhesive exits the cavity via the other one of the pair of vent openings.

US Pat. No. 10,480,550

AUTOMATIC OIL SPILL DETECTION SYSTEM

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. A hydraulic system comprising:(a) a control valve assembly having a main inlet port and a main outlet port and having at least one work section in fluid communication with at least one work circuit;
(b) a pump in fluid communication with the main inlet port of the control valve assembly;
(c) a reservoir in fluid communication with the main outlet port of the control valve assembly; and
(d) an electronic controller configured to detect a leak between the pump and the control valve assembly, a leak between the reservoir and the control valve assembly and a leak between the at least one work circuit and the control valve assembly;
(e) wherein the electronic controller is configured to implement a first leak detection protocol to isolate the pump from the control valve assembly upon the detection of a leak between the pump and the control valve assembly;
(f) wherein the electronic controller is configured to implement a second leak detection protocol to isolate the reservoir from the control valve assembly upon the detection of a leak between the reservoir and the control valve assembly;
(g) wherein the electronic controller is configured to isolate the at least one work circuit from the control valve assembly work section upon the detection of a leak between the work circuit and the work section.

US Pat. No. 10,480,519

HYBRID COMPRESSOR

Rolls-Royce North America...

1. A compressor for a gas turbine engine, the compressor comprisinga first compression stage mounted for rotation about a central axis, the first compression stage including a plurality of first-stage blades, and
a second compression stage mounted for rotation along the central axis aft of the first compression stage to receive air compressed by the first compression stage, the second compression stage including a plurality of second-stage blades, the second compression stage shaped to conduct air in a substantially radial direction away from the central axis and to discharge air in a substantially axial direction parallel to the central axis,
wherein an average exit radius of the plurality of first stage-blades is greater than an inlet tip radius of the plurality of first-stage blades.

US Pat. No. 10,480,516

ANTI-ENTRAPMENT AND ANTI-DEADHEAD FUNCTION

Pentair Water Pool and Sp...

1. A method of controlling a pumping system for at least one aquatic application having a pump driven by a motor coupled to the pump, the method comprising:determining, via a controller in communication with the motor, whether a blockage condition exists based on a power consumption value of the motor,
wherein the blockage condition is at least one of an entrapment condition and a deadhead condition, and
wherein, if a blockage condition is detected,
restarting the pump after detection of the blockage condition,
undertaking a detection method in response to the entrapment condition, wherein the controller is alerted upon a first occurrence of a blockage event, or
undertaking another detection method in response to the deadhead condition, wherein the controller is alerted upon a plurality of blockage events.

US Pat. No. 10,480,475

STARTING POWER GENERATION APPARATUS AND STARTING POWER GENERATION METHOD

SHINDENGEN ELECTRIC MANUF...

1. A starting power generation apparatus comprising:a starter generator including
a field portion having a permanent magnet, and
an armature unit including a first multi-phase winding and a second multi-phase winding which are arranged in parallel;
a first power conversion unit including a first positive-side DC terminal connected to a battery and a plurality of first AC terminals connected to the first multi-phase winding, the first power conversion unit being configured to convert a power bidirectionally between DC and AC;
a second power conversion unit including a plurality of second AC terminals connected to the second multi-phase winding, the second power conversion unit being configured to control a current to be input and output via the second AC terminals; and
a control unit configured to
detect a positional relationship between the field portion and the armature unit based on an output voltage of the second multi-phase winding, and
control the first power conversion unit and the second power conversion unit in accordance with the positional relationship detected,
wherein the control unit is configured to detect the positional relationship when the starter generator is stopped, based on time widths of two or more predetermined voltages generated in two or more windings constituting the second multi-phase winding in a case that an output voltage of the battery is applied to the first multi-phase winding for a predetermined time in a state where current input and output via the second AC terminals is off.

US Pat. No. 10,480,462

AIR FILTER HOUSING AND AIR FILTER FOR AN AIR INTAKE CONDUIT OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

1. An air filter housing for an intake air conduit of an internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle, the air filter housing comprising:a housing pot comprising a housing wall and a receiving opening, wherein the receiving opening is delimited circumferentially by a free rim section of the housing wall, wherein through the receiving opening an air filter element, provided with a circumferentially extending elastomeric radial sealing element, is insertable into the housing pot;
a housing cover configured to be placed along a mounting axis onto the housing pot;
wherein the radial sealing element of the air filter element, when the air filter element is inserted into the housing pot, projects in a radial direction past the free rim section in an outward direction and seals the housing cover and the housing pot relative to each other;
wherein the housing wall and the free rim area circumferentially surround the receiving opening of the housing pot;
wherein the housing pot comprises:
a circumferentially extending collar formed on and projecting radially outwardly from an exterior surface of the housing wall of the housing pot and surrounding the receiving opening; and
a plurality of stop ribs formed on and projecting radially outwardly from the exterior surface of the housing wall, the plurality of stop ribs projecting axially outwardly away from the circumferentially extending collar towards the receiving opening;
wherein the plurality of stop ribs are circumferentially spaced apart about the circumferentially extending collar, and are positioned to contact against an axial side of the radial sealing element of the filter element, such that the radial sealing element of the filter element is spaced axially away from the circumferentially extending collar by the plurality of stop ribs so as to support the radial sealing element on the housing pot in an axial direction;
wherein the plurality of stop ribs limits an axially oriented deformation of the radial sealing element relative to the free rim section of the housing wall when the housing cover is placed onto the housing pot.

US Pat. No. 10,480,452

TEC MIXER WITH VARIABLE THICKNESSES

1. A method for making a mixer of a bypass turbine aeroengine, the mixer defining a central axis and extending between an upstream end and a downstream end, the mixer having a circumferentially endless upstream portion including the upstream end, a circumferentially endless downstream portion including the downstream end and having circumferential inner and outer flow surfaces extending between the upstream end and the downstream end; the inner and outer flow surfaces having a wavy configuration extending downstream from a location in the circumferentially endless upstream portion and terminating at the downstream end to form a plurality of lobes of the mixer, each of the lobes defining an internal passageway along the inner flow surface for exhaust gases flowing through the mixer and at least one pair of adjacent ones of the plurality of lobes defining therebetween an external passageway along the outer flow surface for a bypass air stream, the method comprising:a) preparing a first group of sheet metal blanks having a first thickness and a second group of sheet metal blanks having a second thickness, the first thickness and the second thickness being respectively constant along an entire length of the sheet metal blanks of the first group and the sheet metal blanks of the second group;
b) welding each one of the sheet metal blanks of the first group to one of the sheet metal blanks of the second group to thereby form a plurality of integrated blank-pieces each having a first portion of the first thickness and a second portion of the second thickness;
c) shaping each of the plurality of integrated blank-pieces into respective circumferential segments of the mixer; and
d) welding together the respective circumferential segments in a circumferential array to form the mixer in a complete configuration of a nozzle with the first thickness being constant along an entire length of the circumferentially endless upstream portion and with the second thickness second thickness being less than the first thickness.

US Pat. No. 10,480,444

THREE STEP CAM DEFAULTING STRATEGY FOR ENGINE POSITION SENSORS

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A method for operating a camshaft system during engine position sensor fault conditions, the method comprising:slidably disposing at least one multiple camshaft barrel on a camshaft, the at least one multiple camshaft barrel being moveable between a high lift lobe position, a low lift lobe position and an active fuel management (AFM) lobe position;
determining when a crankshaft position sensor is in a fault condition; and
repositioning the at least one multiple camshaft barrel that is currently positioned in the AFM lobe position during the fault condition to the low lift lobe position.

US Pat. No. 10,480,443

HUMIDITY SENSOR DIAGNOSTICS

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A method, comprising:adjusting an engine operating parameter based on a humidity of a first gas flowing through a conduit in a first direction; and
indicating degradation of a humidity sensor based on a humidity of a second gas flowing through the conduit in a second, opposite direction.

US Pat. No. 10,480,427

CHOKE VALVE STRUCTURE

MARUYAMA MFG. CO., INC., ...

1. A choke valve structure for opening and closing an opening on an inlet side of an air inlet passage communicating with a carburetor provided in an engine, the choke valve structure comprising:an air cleaner body connected to the carburetor, the air cleaner body having an end wall and a suction pipe portion provided on the end wall and included in at least a portion of the air inlet passage, the suction pipe portion having an axial line;
a choke valve having a valve body to adhere to a sealing surface formed around the opening, the valve body being configured to move in a closing direction in which the opening is closed and an opening direction in which the opening is opened, the valve body having an edge part which rotationally moves in the closing direction and the opening direction;
a movement mechanism configured to move the choke valve along a direction parallel to the sealing surface such that the valve body moves in the closing direction and the opening direction;
a blowing back prevention plate provided integrally with the air cleaned body, the blowing back prevention plate having a disc shape and being disposed on the axial line to face the opening; and
a protrusion provided on the edge part of the valve body of the choke valve, the protrusion protruding in a direction of the axial line from the valve body and configured to come into sliding contact with the blowing back prevention plate when the movement mechanism operates and the valve body moves in the closing direction,
wherein the valve body is pressed against the sealing surface to adhere to the sealing surface when the protrusion comes into contact with the blowing back prevention plate, and
wherein a diameter of the blowing back prevention plate is equal to an inner diameter of the suction pipe portion, and wherein the protrusion is configured to make sliding contact with the blowing back prevention plate along substantially an entire length of the diameter of the blowing back prevention plate.

US Pat. No. 10,480,414

COMBUSTOR AND GAS TURBINE WITH PHASE ADJUSTING UNITS IN THE FUEL NOZZLES

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A combustor comprising:a plurality of main fuel nozzles extending in an axial direction of a combustor main body, each of the plurality of main fuel nozzles having a plurality of injection holes and being capable of injecting fuel from the plurality of injection holes therein on a combustion chamber side,
a plurality of phase adjusting units, each configured to partially change a flow path cross-sectional area of a respective one of at least two adjacent main fuel nozzles of the plurality of main fuel nozzles such that phases of flow rate fluctuation of the fuel in the at least two adjacent main fuel nozzles do not match, and
a manifold,
wherein the plurality of main fuel nozzles branch from and are connected to the manifold,
wherein each of the plurality of phase adjusting units is shifted away from an adjacent phase adjusting unit of the plurality of phase adjusting units in the axial direction,
wherein the plurality of main fuel nozzles are annularly spaced apart from each other in a circumferential direction,
wherein the plurality of phase adjusting units are between the manifold and the pluralities of injection holes of the at least two adjacent main fuel nozzles of the plurality of fuel nozzles,
wherein the respective plurality of injection holes of each of the at least two adjacent main fuel nozzles are larger than the respective plurality of injection holes of the remaining main fuel nozzles of the plurality of main fuel nozzles, and
wherein each respective plurality of injection holes of each of the at least two adjacent main fuel nozzles is increased in size corresponding to a respective increase in magnitude of pressure loss occurring across each respective phase adjusting unit.

US Pat. No. 10,480,365

FLUID METHOD AND SYSTEM

Castrol Limited, Reading...

1. A method for controlling fluid distribution in a fluid circulation system associated with an engine, the fluid circulation system being coupled to a replaceable fluid container comprising:a fluid supply port configured to couple to a fluid supply line of the fluid circulation system,
a fluid return port configured to couple to a fluid return line of the fluid circulation system, and
a breather port configured to couple to a breather output of the fluid circulation system;
the method comprising:
causing the fluid to flow into the replaceable fluid container from the fluid circulation system whilst inhibiting outflow of the fluid from the replaceable fluid container into the fluid circulation system, so as to collect the fluid in the replaceable fluid container, and causing a gas to flow from the replaceable fluid container through the breather port whilst inhibiting outflow of the fluid from the replaceable fluid container into the fluid circulation system.

US Pat. No. 10,480,328

FORWARD FLOWING SERPENTINE VANE

Rolls-Royce Corporation, ...

1. A vane adapted for use in a gas turbine engine, the vane comprisingan outer platform,
an inner platform, and
an airfoil that extends from the outer platform to the inner platform in a radial direction, the airfoil having a leading edge and a trailing edge and being formed to include a serpentine cooling passage with an inlet arranged through the outer platform at the trailing edge of the airfoil and an outlet arranged through the inner platform adjacent to the leading edge of the airfoil so that cooling air supplied to the inlet moves toward the leading edge of the airfoil during use in the gas turbine engine.

US Pat. No. 10,480,211

HANDRAIL ASSEMBLY, SYSTEM AND METHOD OF INSTALLATION

NONDRILL PTY LTD, New So...

1. A handrail support assembly adapted for attachment to a construction element, the element including a pre-cast concrete wall slab in the form of a rectangular cuboid having a front face and an opposite rear face, and having a vertical operational orientation in which said front and rear faces extend upwardly, the slab further having, when in the operational orientation, an upper edge and an opposite lower edge, and two opposite side edges, each of the upper, lower and side edges extending between the front face and rear face, the construction element further including a securing element having a connection portion exposed relative to the slab and an anchor portion pre-cast with, and embedded in, the slab and formed so as to engage the slab whereby the securing element is adapted for lifting of the construction element by a lifting apparatus when the lifting apparatus is attached to the connection portion, the support assembly comprising:a handrail support having first engagement means; and
a securing element connector having a first portion adapted for interlocking detachable connection to the connection portion and a second portion having second engagement means and being adapted for attachment to the handrail support,
wherein the handrail support and second portion are adapted to be tightened to each other by inter-engagement of the first engagement means and second engagement means, such that the handrail support is tightened into fixed engagement with the slab,
wherein the handrail support assembly has at least one outer surface which is adapted to conceal the first engagement means and second engagement means when the handrail support and second portion are tightened to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,480,108

CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITE COMPONENTS REINFORCED FOR MANAGING MULTI-AXIAL STRESSES AND METHODS FOR FABRICATING THE SAME

ROLLS-ROYCE CORPORATION, ...

1. A ceramic matrix composite component, the ceramic matrix composite component comprising:a ceramic matrix composite body comprising a layer-to-layer weave of ceramic fibers and at least one layer of 1-directional and/or 2-directional (1D/2D) fabric of ceramic fibers disposed adjacent to the layer-to-layer weave, the ceramic matrix composite body including a relatively high through-thickness stress region and a relatively high in-plane bending stress region, the layer-to-layer weave is disposed through the relatively high through-thickness stress region and the at least one layer of 1D/2D fabric is disposed through the relatively high in-plane bending stress region,
wherein the ceramic matrix composite body includes an inside-facing outer surface section and an interior mid-section surrounding the inside-facing outer surface section, and wherein the at least one layer of 1D/2D fabric is disposed in the inside-facing outer surface section and the layer-to-layer weave is disposed in the interior mid-section.

US Pat. No. 10,480,055

SYSTEM FOR MANAGEMENT OF MECHANICAL STRESS IN NITINOL COMPONENTS

1. A method of automatically limiting the stress level of a shape memory alloy member to prevent service life foreshortening levels of stress, comprising:a) connecting the shape memory alloy member to a first base structural member and to a second moveable structural member;
b) connecting an energy input source to an energy conducting member;
c) connecting the energy conducting member to a third structural member;
d) positioning the third structural member in contact with the second structural member;
e) connecting the shape memory alloy in energetic communication with the energy conducting member;
f) connecting a biasing member to the second structural member to provide a first urging force thereupon, wherein the first urging force urges the second structural member towards the third structural member;
g) energizing the energy conducting member to conduct energy into the shape memory alloy member;
h) generating an opposite, greater second urging force in the shape memory alloy member urging the second structural member to move away from the third structural member; and
i) disengaging the energy conducting member to conduct energy from the shape memory alloy member.

US Pat. No. 10,480,039

METHOD FOR TREATING LIGNOCELLULOSIC MATERIALS

Stora Enso OYJ, Helsinki...

1. A method of generating a refined a sugar stream that comprises xylose from a biomass hydrolysis solution, comprising:(i) contacting a biomass hydrolysis solution that comprises a population of mixed sugars comprising xylose, an acid, and impurities, with a thermally-phase separable solvent to form an extraction mixture; and
(ii) separating, by inducing a phase separation with an increased temperature, from said extraction mixture a first stream comprising the thermally-phase separable solvent, acid, and impurities and a second, refined sugar stream that comprises xylose.

US Pat. No. 10,480,033

MIRNA-BASED PREDICTIVE MODELS FOR DIAGNOSIS AND PROGNOSIS OF PROSTATE CANCER

Ohio State Innovation Fou...

1. A method for treating a subject based on a high biochemical recurrence risk score following post-prostatectomy salvage radiation therapy, comprisinga) determining a miRNA expression profile from a sample from the subject of at least 1 miRNA selected from the group consisting of hsa-miR-628-3p, hsa-miR-1193, hsa-miR-601, hsa-miR-4516, hsa-miR-320e, hsa-miR-508-3p, hsa-miR-598, hsa-miR-626, hsa-miR-563; and
b) calculating a-miRNA-based recurrence risk score from the miRNA expression profile; wherein a high recurrence risk score when compared to Gleason score and lymph node status alone, wherein a high recurrence risk score is based on a regression value of about 0.5 or greater, is an indication of biochemical recurrence within 1 to 5 years; and
c) treating the subject with a high recurrence risk score with adjuvant therapy, radiation therapy, palliative care, or a combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,480,026

METHOD FOR NANOPORE RNA CHARACTERISATION

Oxford Nanopore Technolog...

1. A method of characterising a target RNA polynucleotide comprising:a) providing (i) an RNA polynucleotide wherein the RNA polynucleotide is modified to comprise a non-RNA polynucleotide and (ii) a DNA helicase enzyme; wherein the DNA helicase comprises a modification to reduce the size of an opening in the polynucleotide binding domain through which in at least one conformational state the RNA polynucleotide can unbind from the helicase
b) contacting the RNA polynucleotide and DNA helicase enzyme provided in a) with a transmembrane pore such that the DNA helicase controls the movement of the RNA polynucleotide through the transmembrane pore;
c) taking one or more measurements as the RNA polynucleotide moves with respect to the transmembrane pore, wherein the measurements are indicative of one or more characteristics of the RNA polynucleotide, and thereby characterising the target RNA polynucleotide.

US Pat. No. 10,479,952

UTILIZATION OF TRANSGENIC HIGH OLEIC SOYBEAN OIL IN INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A biodegradable liquid lubricant composition consisting of a wax, a petroleum base oil, and a high oleic acid transgenic soybean oil wherein the oleic acid composition of said oil is at least 45%.

US Pat. No. 10,479,941

DELAYED COKE DRUM QUENCH SYSTEMS AND METHODS HAVING REDUCED ATMOSPHERIC EMISSIONS

Bechtel Hydrocarbon Techn...

1. A system for reducing atmospheric emissions of hydrocarbon vapors in a delayed coke drum quench overflow system, which comprises:an overflow drum connected to a blowdown header line for reducing hydrocarbon vapors and producing a vapor overflow remainder and a liquid overflow remainder;
an overflow tank, connected to the overflow drum by a liquid overflow remainder line, for separating at least one of skim oil, water, coke fines, and tank vapor from the liquid overflow remainder; and
a tank vapor line in fluid communication with the overflow tank for transmitting the tank vapor to an overflow ejector, wherein the overflow ejector includes an inlet in fluid communication with the tank vapor line and an outlet in fluid communication with a steam line for reducing the pressure in the overflow tank to 0 psig.

US Pat. No. 10,479,911

COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR POLISHING MEMORY HARD DISKS EXHIBITING REDUCED EDGE ROLL OFF

Cabot Microelectronics Co...

1. A chemical-mechanical polishing composition comprising:(a) an abrasive comprising colloidal silica and fused silica,
(b) about 10 ppm to about 1000 ppm of a compound of formula (I):

wherein R is selected from
a straight chain or branched chain C1-C20 alkyl,


R5C6H4, and
R6—O—(R7O)n—,
wherein R1-R5 are independently selected from straight chain or branched chain C1-C20 alkyls,
wherein R6 is a straight chain or branched chain C1-C20 alkyl or R8—C6H4—,
wherein R7 is a straight chain or branched chain C2-C10 alkylene,
wherein R8 is a straight chain or branched chain C1-C20 alkyl,
wherein n is an integer of from 1 to about 20,
wherein X and Y are independently O or a covalent bond, and
wherein A and B are independently an alkali metal cation or an organic amine compound,
(c) an amino acid,
(d) hydrogen peroxide, and
(e) water,
wherein the polishing composition has a pH of about 1 to about 5.

US Pat. No. 10,479,809

METHOD FOR PRODUCING ALKENYL PHOSPHORUS COMPOUND

MARUZEN PETROCHEMICAL CO....

1. A method for producing an alkenyl phosphorus compound; comprisingreacting a compound represented by formula (1):

wherein R1 represents OR3 or R3, R2 represents OR4 or R4, and R3 and R4 each independently represent a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted aralkyl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group, and R3 and R4 together may form a ring structure,
with a compound represented by formula (2):

wherein R5 represents a hydrogen atom, a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted aralkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkoxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted aryloxy group, or a substituted or unsubstituted silyl group,
to produce an alkenyl phosphorus compound represented by at least one formula represented by (3a) or (3b):

wherein R1 and R2 the same meaning as defined in formula (1), and R5 has the same meaning as defined in formula (2),
wherein the compound represented by the formula (1) and the compound represented by the formula (2) are reacted using a transition metal catalyst, and a phosphorus oxo acid compound having an intramolecular P—H bond.

US Pat. No. 10,479,781

PEPTIDYL NITRIL COMPOUNDS AS DIPEPTIDYL PEPTIDASE I INHIBITORS

1. A compound of the formula (I)
wherein n is 0, 1 or 2 and m is 0, 1 or 2; such that the sum of m and n is 1, 2, 3 or 4;
F is fluoro;
X1 represents

wherein y represents 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8;
wherein Z represents O (oxygen);
when y is 1 or 2, then R1 independently represents deuterium; halogen; hydroxyl; cyano;
oxo (?0); mercapto; or C1-3-alkyl; which C1-3-alkyl is optionally substituted with at least one substituent selected from halogen, hydroxyl, cyano and mercapto;
or when y represents 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8, then R1 represents deuterium;
wherein R2 represents —C3-6-cycloalkyl, —C1-3-alkyl-C3-6-cycloalkyl or —C1-6-alkyl, which —C1-6-alkyl is optionally substituted with at least one substituent selected from hydroxyl, cyano or amino; as well as pharmaceutically-acceptable salts, solvates and hydrates thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,479,753

SACUBITRIL INTERMEDIATE AND PREPARATION METHOD THEREOF

SUNSHINE LAKE PHARMA CO.,...

1. A method of preparing sacubitril,
comprising the following steps:
a) preparing a compound of Formula (VI) by an enzymic catalytic reaction of a compound of Formula (V) in the presence of ?-transaminase and phosphopyridoxal,

b) optionally, preparing a compound of Formula (VII) from the compound of Formula (VI):

c) preparing sacubitril from the compound of Formula (VII),
wherein:
R1 is phenyl, methoxy, hydroxy, chloro, bromo, iodo, mesylate, triflate or 4-methylbenzenesulfonate;
R2 is

R3 is H, —(C1-C4)alkyl or —(C1-C4)alkyl-aryl; and
R4 is H, —(C1-C4)alkyl, —(C3-C6)heterocyclyl, —(C1-C4)alkyl-aryl, trimethylsilyl, triethylsilyl or t-butyldimethylsilyl.

US Pat. No. 10,479,713

NON-STRIPPING BIOREACTOR FOR BIOLOGICAL SULFIDE OXIDATION FROM WASTEWATERS AND GROUNDWATERS CONTAINING HYDROGEN SULFIDE

UOP LLC, Des Plaines, IL...

1. A process for removing sulfides from a feed water stream in a bioreactor wherein the feed water stream contains from about 1 mg/L to about 2500 mg/L of sulfur compounds on an elemental sulfur basis, the process comprising:(a) passing the feed water stream through a fixed film bioreactor containing an effective quantity of autotrophic obligate chemolithotrophic bacteria immobilized on a packing material within said bioreactor;
(b) recycling a portion of a recycle water from a bioreactor effluent to the bioreactor;
(c) passing air to the said recycle water to saturate the recycle water with dissolved oxygen to produce oxygenated recycle water;
(d) mixing the oxygenated recycle water with the feed water stream to provide a mixed water stream that is passed through the bioreactor;
(e) oxidizing the sulfides in said mixed water stream in the bioreactor to form sulfates; and
(f) removing a purified water stream comprising less than about 0.5 mg/L sulfides from said bioreactor.

US Pat. No. 10,479,677

FLEXIBLE DISPOSABLE MEMS PRESSURE SENSOR

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A MEMS device comprising:a flexible MEMS sensor element formed by a plurality of layers, the plurality of layers including:
a first flexible support layer; and
a first conducting layer that extends from a first side of the MEMS sensor element and that is configured to operatively connect the MEMS sensor element to an apparatus;
a second flexible support layer disposed over the first flexible support layer and the first conducting layer, such that the first conducting layer is encapsulated by the first flexible support layer and the second flexible support layer, the first conducting layer being disposed on the first flexible support layer, and extending over less than an entirety of the MEMS sensor element toward a second side opposite the first side;
a second conducting layer disposed on the second flexible support layer and including a first end and a second end, the second conducting layer extending from the first end, located at the second side of the MEMS sensor element, over less than an entirety of the MEMS sensor element toward the first side, the second conducting layer at least partially overlaps the first conducting layer, the first and second conducting layers together forming a parallel plate capacitor; and
a third flexible support layer disposed over the second conducting layer and the second flexible support layer such that the second conducting layer is encapsulated between the second flexible support layer and the third flexible support layer from the first end to the second end,
wherein each layer of the MEMS sensor element includes flexible materials such that each layer of the MEMS sensor element is flexible.

US Pat. No. 10,479,642

PULL-OUT TYPE CORD WINDING MODULE

QINGDAO GOERTEK TECHNOLOG...

1. A pull-out type cord winding module, comprising:an upper fixing cover;
a lower fixing cover;
a rotary wheel which a cord is wound on and which is connected with a coil spring; and
a stopper mechanism working cooperatively with the rotary wheel and including a functional rail, and a ball, wherein
the functional rail comprises a locking rail, a communicating rail and annular rails, the locking rail, the communicating rail and the annular rails are connected, groove-shaped and arranged around an outer circumference of the rotary wheel;
an elastic arm is provided on the upper fixing cover, a guide groove is provided on the elastic arm, and two ends of the guide groove are located at upper and lower sides of the outer circumference of the rotary wheel respectively;
the guide groove cooperates with the functional rail to hold the ball; and
when the rotary wheel rotates, the ball rolls in the functional rail to lock or unlock rotation of the rotary wheel.

US Pat. No. 10,479,636

SHEET PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME

CANON FINETECH NISCA INC....

1. A sheet processing apparatus that applies processing to a loaded sheet, comprising:an entrance through which a sheet is received;
an entrance sensor that detects the sheet fed through the entrance;
a conveying roller that conveys the sheet;
a processing tray on which the sheet from the conveying roller is loaded;
a reference member provided at one end of the processing tray;
a transfer member that transfers the sheet from the conveying roller to the reference member;
a moving member that moves the transfer member; and
a controller controlling the moving member to move the transfer member in a sheet thickness direction at a predetermined moving rate according to the number of sheets detected by the entrance sensor and loaded on the processing tray, wherein
the controller reduces the moving rate of the moving member as the number of sheets detected by the entrance sensor and loaded on the processing tray is increased.

US Pat. No. 10,479,605

ARTICLE STORAGE FACILITY

Daifuku Co., Ltd., Osaka...

2. The article storage facility according to claim 1, wherein:the conveying apparatus includes a transfer apparatus configured to transfer an article between the conveying apparatus and one of the storage sections,
each of the plurality of storage sections includes a support surface that supports an article from below, and
the transfer apparatus is configured to, when an article is to be transferred between the conveying apparatus and one of the storage sections, slide the article in the depth direction on the support surface.

US Pat. No. 10,479,590

CONTAINER CLOSURE SYSTEM

GAPLAST GMBH, Altenau (D...

1. A container closure system comprises:a container for capsules, dragées, and tablets having an inner wall and a container opening, through which capsules, dragrées, and tablets are dispensed out of the container,
a screw-on cap that can be screwed onto the container, and
a dispensing aid having a blocking element and a suspension device connected to the blocking element,
wherein the suspension device is fixedly attached to the inner wall of the container near the container opening and has holes through which capsules, dragées, and tablets must pass before they fall out of the container opening when the container is tilted downwards,
wherein each of the holes is smaller than the container opening,
wherein the suspension device has a ring which is connected to the blocking element by bars, the spacing of which from one another delimits the holes,
wherein the ring is fastened to the inner wall of the container,
wherein the blocking element is a desiccant chamber which is filled with desiccant, and wherein the blocking element is configured so that the capsules do not pass through the blocking element, and
wherein the container opening is sealed by a removable film that is welded or glued to an edge of the container opening.

US Pat. No. 10,479,559

PACKAGE WITH A MULTI-PIECE HANDLE

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, Al...

1. A package for storing and carrying a product, the package comprising:(A) a flexible package body for storing a product therein, the flexible package body having at least six faces and a reclosable opening on one of the faces of the flexible package body to allow removal of the product; and
(B) a handle, for carrying the package, the handle being attached to the package body and positioned over the reclosable opening, the handle having:
(a) a first strap including a first end and a second end, the first end of the first strap being attached to one of the faces of the package body;
(b) a second strap including a first end and a second end, the first end of the second strap being attached to another face of the package body, the other face of the package body being opposite to the face of the package body to which the first strap is attached; and
(c) a connecting strap, the connecting strap being (i) detachably engageable with the second end of the first strap and (ii) detachably engageable with the second end of the second strap, the connecting strap being detachably engageable with the package body when the connecting strap is not engaged to at least one of the first strap and the second strap,
wherein, when the connecting strap is not engaged to (i) the package body and (ii) at least one of the first strap and second strap, the handle is configured to allow removal of the product stored within the package.

US Pat. No. 10,479,525

UTILIZATION OF ENGINE BLEED AIR TO PROVIDE EXTENDED DURATION EMERGENCY AIRCRAFT POWER

KIDDE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.,...

17. A method for providing supplemental power on an aircraft having a gas turbine engine, comprising:identifying, by a controller, whether an engine off power condition exists in which the gas turbine engine is failing to operate and the aircraft has lost power electrical or hydraulic power, or whether an engine on power condition exists in which the gas turbine engine is operating and the aircraft has lost the electrical or hydraulic power;
controlling, by the controller, a position of a propellant selector valve in fluidic communication with a storage tank containing a tank compressed gas, a bleed line in fluidic communication with an engine compressed gas, and a turbo pump such that the propellant selector valve is moved from an off position to a tank position in which the tank compressed gas is ported through the propellant selector valve to the turbo pump to cause the turbo pump to generate at least one of electrical power, hydraulic power, or pneumatic power in response to identifying the engine off power condition, and the propellant selector valve is moved from an off position to an engine position in which the engine compressed gas is ported through the propellant selector valve to the turbo pump to cause the turbo pump to generate the at least one of the electrical power, the hydraulic power, or the pneumatic power in response to identifying the engine on power condition.

US Pat. No. 10,479,523

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AIR VEHICLES

ISRAEL AEROSPACE INDUSTRI...

1. A method for controlling in-flight refueling of a receiver aircraft having a fuel receptacle, the method comprising:providing a refueling device including a body having a longitudinal axis and configured for being towed by a tanker aircraft via a fuel hose at least during the in-flight refueling operation, the refueling device further including a boom member having a boom axis, the refueling device being capable of engaging and refueling said receiver aircraft via the boom member;
wherein the boom member is selectively pivotable with respect to the body between a first angular displacement and a second angular displacement different from the first angular displacement;
automatically steering the refueling device to an engagement enabling position, including:
(i) repeatedly determining a spatial disposition of said refueling device with respect to the receiver aircraft when the device arrives to said engagement enabling position at which said boom member is in a predetermined spaced and spatial relationship with respect to the fuel receptacle of said receiver aircraft;
(ii) repeatedly calculating steering commands based at least on the repeatedly determined spatial dispositions and characteristics of a spatial control system of the refueling device; and
(iii) sending said steering commands to said spatial control system;
wherein prior to or at said engagement enabling position said boom member is pivoted with respect to the body between said first angular displacement and said second angular displacement;
whereby at said engagement enabling position, the boom member is at said second angular displacement, and the boom member of said refueling device is capable of engaging with said fuel receptacle to enable refueling of said receiver aircraft.

US Pat. No. 10,479,485

AIRCRAFT LANDING GEAR ASSEMBLY

Safran Landing Systems UK...

1. An aircraft landing gear assembly comprising:a first member having an inner face, an outer face and a first hole providing communication between the inner face and outer face;
a second member having an inner face, an outer face and a second hole providing communication between the inner face and outer face, the second member being disposed in parallel with the first member with the inner faces of each member facing one another;
a bolt provided through the first and second holes to couple the first member to the second member, the bolt being longer than the combined thicknesses of the first and second members so as to have protruding first and second end portions;
a first mechanical fixing mounted on the first end portion of the bolt and having an inner axial face arranged to apply a clamping force to the outer face of the first member; and
a second mechanical fixing mounted on the second end portion of the bolt and having an inner axial face arranged to apply a clamping force to the outer face of the second member;
wherein the first member is arranged in use to be loaded in a first direction and the second member is anchored to react the load in a second direction, thereby causing deflection of the bolt such that a radially outer region of each fixing is biased to move towards the outer face of the respective member; and
wherein the assembly includes one or more spacers, each spacer defining one or more contact regions and one or more voids and being provided between the inner axial face of one of the fixings and the outer face of the respective member such that the contact regions separate the fixing from the member and the voids are positioned such that angular movement of the fixing due to deflection of the bolt causes the radially outermost point on the fixing sidewall to move into one of the voids.

US Pat. No. 10,479,484

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING AIRCRAFT FLIGHT CONTROL SURFACES

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. An apparatus comprising:a flight control surface controller to move a control surface of an aircraft to a target position via at least one of a first actuator or a second actuator associated with the control surface based on a command input received by the flight control surface controller, the flight control surface controller to:
obtain a flight characteristic of the aircraft;
compare the flight characteristic to a flight characteristic threshold;
in response to a first comparison result, cause the first actuator to move the control surface to the target position based on the command input without moving the second actuator; and
in response to a second comparison result, cause the first actuator and the second actuator to move the control surface to the target position based on the command input.

US Pat. No. 10,479,357

LANE KEEPING SYSTEM FOR AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE IN WIND CONDITIONS

APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITE...

1. A lane keeping system for a vehicle comprising:a pressure sensor configured to generate a signal indicative of a pressure;
a safety restraint system (SRS) controller in communication with the pressure sensor, the SRS controller configured to determine a collision event in response to the signal and activate a safety restraint component in response to the determined collision event; and
a lane keeping system (LKS) controller in communication with the pressure sensor, the LKS controller configured to determine a lateral wind force on the vehicle in response to the signal, the LKS controller configured to determine a correction in response to the determined lateral wind force to maintain the vehicle along a desired path.

US Pat. No. 10,479,313

CURTAIN AIRBAG DEVICE

Ashimori Industry Co., Lt...

1. A curtain airbag device stored in an interior member on an upper side of a sidewall of a vehicle, comprising:an inflator configured to generate a gas;
an airbag that is a bag body stored in a folded state and is configured to be inflated and deployed downward from the upper side of the sidewall of the vehicle by the gas; and
a restricting member connecting the airbag and the sidewall of the vehicle,
the airbag comprising
an outer circumferential joining portion joining a vehicle exterior side base fabric and a vehicle interior side base fabric, thereby forming the bag body,
a gas inlet portion which is arranged at an upper edge of the airbag and into which the gas is to be introduced, and
a joining portion which is arranged in a region surrounded by the outer circumferential joining portion between the gas inlet portion and an end portion of the bag body in a longitudinal direction of the vehicle and joins the vehicle exterior side base fabric and the vehicle interior side base fabric,
the airbag, while being stored in the folded state, comprising
a roll folding portion formed by folding the bag body into a roll shape in a direction from a lower edge of the bag body to an upper edge thereof with the vehicle interior side base fabric facing outside, and
a flip folding portion formed by folding back the bag body with the vehicle interior side base fabric facing inside between the roll folding portion and the upper edge of the bag body,
the restricting member comprising
a tip portion fixed to a lower side of the sidewall of the vehicle, and
a base end portion joined to the vehicle exterior side base fabric located at the flip folding portion or an upper end portion of the roll folding portion.

US Pat. No. 10,479,254

TRACKED DUMPING COMPARTMENT AND A DUMP TRUCK USING SAID TRACKED DUMPING COMPARTMENT

Shandong Girou Automobile...

1. A tracked dumping compartment comprising frame cross members and frame rails, wherein a guide rail is fixed on the frame cross members, the guide rail supporting a chain, the chain comprising inner link plates, outer link plates, rollers, and pins, the outer link plates being divided into two types: conventional outer link plates and irregular outer link plates with a plate lug, wherein more than one of the conventional outer link plates is set between two of the irregular outer link plates, a circumferential excircle of the rollers of the chain is located within upper and lower edges of the inner link plates, the conventional outer link plates, and the irregular outer link plates, the rollers rotationally fit to the guide rail, carrier plates are fixed on the irregular outer link plates, and a rubber track is fixed on the carrier plates, characterized in that: blocking plates are fixed on said frame cross members and frame rails, said blocking plates comprising first angled sections and vertical sections, the rubber track being positioned below the angled sections and between the vertical sections, an included angle between the first angled sections and a top surface of the rubber track being 30° to 70°, and a width of the rubber track in a free state being less than or equal to a distance between the vertical sections.

US Pat. No. 10,479,196

TORQUE ELEMENT AND CAP ASSEMBLY INCLUDING THE SAME

Ford Global Technologies ...

1. A torque element to transmit a torque between a first part and a second part in a cap assembly, comprising:a base having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface; and
an annular wall extending from the base in a direction away from the second surface;
wherein the first surface of the base includes at least one first ratchet and the annular wall includes at least one second ratchet on an outer side thereof; and
wherein the second ratchet includes a second inclined surface and a second locking surface adjoined to the second inclined surface, and a third gradient of the second inclined surface relative to a side surface of the annular wall is smaller than a fourth gradient of the second locking surface relative to the side surface of the annular wall.

US Pat. No. 10,479,172

WINDOW TINTING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A VEHICLE

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A system for an activation or deactivation of one or more electrochromic windows of a vehicle, the system comprising:a memory configured to comprise one or more executable instructions;
a controller configured to execute the executable instructions;
a vehicle comprising one or more electrochromic windows, wherein upon receiving an activation the one or more electrochromic windows will be in a dimmed state and upon receiving a deactivation the one or more electrochromic windows will be in a transparent state; and
wherein the executable instructions enable the controller to:
receive dimming information;
analyze the dimming information;
based on the dimming information analysis, generate the activation or deactivation for at least one of the one or more electrochromic windows; and
transmit the activation or deactivation to at least one of the one or more electrochromic windows;
a data center remotely located from the vehicle and remotely located from a tint restriction data module;
the tint restriction data module configured to produce window tint restriction data for a select location;
wherein the vehicle is further configured to generate vehicle location data, the vehicle is further configured to transmit the vehicle location data to the data center;
wherein, upon receiving the vehicle location data, the data center will:
receive restriction output data, compressed in a binary form, from the tint restriction data module, to identify one or more window tint restrictions at the vehicle location; and
based on the one or more window tint restrictions at the vehicle location, produce restriction output information;
wherein the dimming information is, at least in part, defined by the restriction output information and provided by the data center;
wherein the controller analyzes the dimming information to determine whether the restriction output information is present; and
wherein the controller will generate the deactivation when the restriction output information is present.

US Pat. No. 10,479,167

DEVICE FOR REGULATING COOLING AIR ON A MOTOR VEHICLE

Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche ...

1. A device for regulating cooling air on a motor vehicle, comprising:an upper shutter and a lower shutter, the upper and lower shutters being formed respectively with upper and lower sealing frames mounted in an air inlet opening of the motor vehicle, each of the sealing frames having first and second side portions spaced from each other in a first direction and top and bottom portions extending between first and second side portions and spaced from each other in a second direction normal to the first direction, and upper and lower openings formed between the first and second side portions and the top and bottom portions of the respective upper and lower shutters, the upper and lower openings being in communication with the air inlet opening;
each of the upper and lower shutters having first and second reinforced textile roller blinds mounted in proximity to the first and second side portions of the respective upper and lower sealing frames respectively and movable between a closed position in which the first and second roller blinds meet between the first and second side portions of the respective upper or lower sealing frame to extend across and close the air inlet opening, and an open position in which the first and second roller blinds are retracted from the opening in the respective sealing frame to positions roller blinds and extending in the second direction between upper and lower edges of the first and second roller blinds; and
upper and lower supporting frames attached respectively to the upper and lower sealing frames and having at least one component aligned in the first direction to intersect the supporting ribs and supporting the respective roller blind against the cooling air.

US Pat. No. 10,479,119

TWO-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE-FORMING APPARATUS, THREE-DIMENSIONAL FABRICATION APPARATUS, TWO-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE-FORMING METHOD AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL FABRICATION METHOD

Konica Minolta, Inc., To...

1. A two-dimensional image forming apparatus comprising:a head unit containing a discharge part including a plurality of linearly arranged discharge nozzles and a smoothing part, the discharge part being configured to discharge an image formation material toward a stage from the discharge nozzles, and the smoothing part comprising a roller;
a main scanning direction movement part including a guide member configured to guide movement of at least one of the head unit and the stage in a main scanning direction orthogonal to an arrangement direction of the discharge nozzles, the main scanning direction movement part being configured to relatively move the discharge part with respect to the stage along the guide member;
a rotation part configured to rotate at least one of the guide member and the stage in a plane parallel to the stage to change a relative rotation position of the main scanning direction and the stage, and
a control part configured to control the head unit, the main scanning direction movement part, and the rotation part,
wherein when forming a two-dimensional image on the stage with the image formation material discharged from the discharge nozzles, the control part:
determines a minimal rotation for the rotation part to continuously position the relative position of the main scanning direction and the stage such that during discharge of the image formation material, the main scanning direction is parallel to each line segment of the two-dimensional image being formed,
discharges the image formation material toward the stage through one of the plurality of linearly arranged discharge nozzles, while the rotation part is continuously positioned according to the determined minimal rotation, and
smooths the formed material using the smoothing part,
wherein each formed line segment of the two-dimensional image has a uniformized width.

US Pat. No. 10,479,038

JUICING SYSTEM WITH VARIABLE PRESSING PARAMETERS

FRESH PRESS LLC, San Fra...

1. A juicer cartridge comprising:a liquid impermeable compartment at least partially surrounding food matter; and
an information region associated with the liquid impermeable compartment, wherein the information region includes information for controlling at least one pressing parameter for pressing the juicer cartridge.

US Pat. No. 10,479,025

APPARATUS FOR FABRICATING AN ELASTIC NONWOVEN MATERIAL

AURIZON ULTRASONICS, LLC,...

1. An apparatus for fabricating an elastic nonwoven material, the apparatus comprising:a first bonding module;
a second bonding module positioned in close proximity to the first bonding module, the first bonding module and the second bonding module being adapted to bond at least one elastic strand of the elastic nonwoven material; and
a pinching device adapted to limit a snap-back potential of the at least one elastic strand if the at least one elastic strand becomes severed during bonding.

US Pat. No. 10,478,968

DRIVING ASSEMBLY, ANKLE ASSEMBLY AND ROBOT HAVING THE SAME

UBTECH ROBOTICS CORP., S...

1. An ankle assembly of a robot, the ankle assembly being arranged between a foot of the robot and at least a portion of a leg of the robot, the ankle comprising a first driving assembly, the first driving assembly comprising:a first driving source comprising a first output shaft;
a second driving source; and
a gear set comprising a first gear and second gear that are engaged with each other, the first gear being arranged around the first output shaft:
wherein the ankle assembly further comprising a second driving assembly and a connection support; the first driving assembly is connected to the foot, the second driving assembly is connected to the at least a portion of the leg, and the connection support is connected to the first driving assembly and the second driving assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,478,967

SERVO CONTROL SYSTEM AND ROBOT

UBTECH ROBOTICS CORP., S...

1. A servo control system, applied to a servo, wherein the servo control system comprises:a main control module; and
a driving module comprising a driving circuit and an electronic switch circuit, the driving circuit being coupled to the main control module, and the electronic switch circuit being coupled between the driving circuit and a driving motor of the servo, wherein:
the driving circuit receives a control signal outputted by the main control module and outputs a driving signal according to the control signal, and the electronic switch circuit outputs a driving pulse to the driving motor according to the driving signal, to control the driving motor to rotate;
wherein the driving motor is a three-phase driving motor, neutral points of three-phase windings of the three-phase driving motor are coupled together, the driving motor comprises a first terminal, a second terminal and a third terminal, the driving circuit comprises three driving units, and driving chips of the three driving units are connected to the first terminal, the second terminal and the third terminal through the electronic switch circuit respectively for powering up any two of the first terminal, the second terminal and the third terminal of the driving motor so as to control the driving motor to rotate in a forward direction or a reverse direction.

US Pat. No. 10,478,961

HAND-HELD POWER TOOL WITH A SWITCHING UNIT

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A hand-held power tool, comprising:a housing;
a switching unit including a ratchet element arranged on the housing;
a motor;
at least one first pivot unit and one second pivot unit, the first and second pivot units configured to mount the ratchet element on the housing of the hand-held power tool so as to be movable; and
a coupling unit configured to couple the first pivot unit with the second pivot unit,
wherein each of the first and the second pivot units includes at least one housing-side bearing unit and one ratchet-side bearing unit.

US Pat. No. 10,478,954

FASTENER DRIVING TOOL USING A GAS SPRING

Senco Brands, Inc., Cinc...

1. A fastener driver adapted for use in a fastener driving tool, said fastener driver comprising:(a) a hollow cylinder having a movable piston therewithin, said hollow cylinder containing a displacement volume created by a stroke of said piston;
(b) a guide body that is sized and shaped to receive a fastener that is to be driven;
(c) a movable driver that is in communication with said piston, said movable driver being sized and shaped to push said fastener from said guide body;
(d) a storage chamber that is in fluidic communication at all times with said displacement volume of the cylinder, such that said storage chamber and said displacement volume are initially charged with a pressurized gas and remain above atmospheric pressure during all portions of an operating cycle, in which said pressurized gas is re-used for more than one driving cycle; and
(e) a lifter that, under first predetermined conditions, moves said movable driver toward a ready position;
wherein: said cylinder and piston act as a gas spring, under second predetermined conditions, to move said movable driver toward a driven position, using said pressurized gas of both said storage chamber and said displacement volume acting on said piston.

US Pat. No. 10,478,924

METAL PARTICLE AND ELECTROCONDUCTIVE PASTE FORMED THEREFROM

Napra Co., Ltd., Tokyo (...

1. An electro-conductive paste comprising a metal particle and a vehicle, wherein:the metal particle consists of a core part and an outer shell, the core part containing a metal or an alloy, the outer shell containing an intermetallic compound and covering the core part;
50% or more of a total surface area of the core part is covered with the outer shell;
a particle size of the metal particle is from 1 ?m to 20 ?m;
the core part containing Sn or a Sn alloy;
the outer shell containing an intermetallic compound of Sn and Cu; and
the metal particle is dispersed in the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,478,915

JOINING METHOD

ULTEX CORPORATION, Fukuo...

1. A joining method for joining a plurality of members composed of metal or an inorganic substance, the method comprising:arranging the plurality of members in a state stacked up and down, wherein an inside space portion having a slope of 10° or less with respect to a vertical direction is provided in a first member of the plurality of members so as to be opened upward or downward,
inserting a second member of the plurality of members into the inside space portion from the opening of the first member in a state where an outer peripheral portion of an end portion of the second member is supported by the slope,
applying a vertical load and vibration in the vertical direction due to acoustic wave vibration or ultrasonic wave vibration in cooperation with each other to join the outer peripheral portion of the second member to the slope of the first member.

US Pat. No. 10,478,785

ABRASION-PROOF FILTRATION MEMBRANE AND METHOD OF PRODUCING SAID MEMBRANE

MN Beteiligungs GmbH, Wi...

1. A filtration membrane comprising a porous support, a membrane surface for receiving feed, and a membrane layer with a first and second zone, wherein the first zone has a thickness of 5 to 15 ?m and a mean pore size of less than or equal to 0.4 ?m and the second zone has a thickness of 5 to 40 ?m and a mean pore size of 0.4 to 5.0 ?m and wherein, said support is a textile nonwoven, wherein the filtration membrane has a clean water permeability of 200 to 2000 L/(m2·h·bar).

US Pat. No. 10,478,784

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OBSERVING AND FILTER FOR CAPTURING A MINUTE SUBSTANCE

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

1. A filter for capturing a minute substance, comprising a porous glass substrate having a plurality of pores,wherein
the porous glass substrate comprises phase-separated glass formed through a spinodal decomposition,
the plurality of pores has an average pore diameter ranging from 5 to 2500 nm and a pore diameter ranging from 60 to 140% of a pore diameter corresponding to a maximum value in a pore diameter distribution of the plurality of pores occupies 90% or more of total pore volume of the plurality of pores, and
the porous glass substrate satisfies the following formula (1):

wherein S [cm2] is an area of main surface of the glass substrate,
D [mm] is a plate thickness of the porous glass substrate, and
d [nm] is the average pore diameter.

US Pat. No. 10,478,745

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO VAPORIZE A PROCESS STREAM BY MIXING THE STREAM WITH A HEATING MEDIUM

CAMERON SOLUTIONS, INC., ...

1. A method to vaporize a process stream, the method comprising:routing the process stream into a liquid pool zone of a vessel, the liquid pool zone including a heating medium, the heating medium being less volatile than the process stream and maintained at an operating temperature determined by vaporization requirements;
pre-mixing the process stream and the heating medium outside of the liquid pool zone of the vessel;
vaporizing volatile components of the process stream due to contact with the heating medium in the liquid pool zone;
removing a vaporized portion of the process stream from a vapor separation zone of the vessel as a vaporized process stream; and
removing solids from the liquid pool zone of the vessel.

US Pat. No. 10,478,730

COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE FOR SIMULATION OF SPORTING EVENTS BASED ON REAL-WORLD DATA

Electronic Arts Inc., Re...

1. A computer-implemented method for improving simulation of a sporting event by using real-world data to seed the simulation, the method comprising:receiving player positional data of a player on a physical field of the sporting event, the player positional data comprising an identification of the player, an orientation of the player on the physical field, a position of the player with respect to the physical field, and a time the player positional data was captured;
receiving ball positional data of a physical ball on the physical field, the ball positional data comprising a location of the physical ball with respect to the physical field and a time the ball positional data was captured;
positioning a simulated player corresponding to the player on a simulated field of the simulation based on the received player positional data, wherein the simulated field corresponds to the physical field;
positioning a simulated ball corresponding to the physical ball on the simulated field based on the received ball positional data;
running the simulation;
receiving a user input;
modifying the simulation based on the user input by deviating the simulated player from the player positional data of the player on the physical field of the sporting event based on the received user input when the received user input moves the simulated player outside of a ghost ring; and
deviating a second player from a corresponding second player positional data when the second player is within a deviation ring, a radius of the ghost ring different from a radius of the deviation ring.

US Pat. No. 10,478,704

DIGITAL GOLF ASSISTANT

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. A method executed by a portable computing device, comprising:receiving, from a user via an electronic user interface of the portable computing device, an indication of a golf course to be played;
providing a listing of opponents to the user, the listing of opponents comprising at least one of:
a previously recorded round of golf played at the golf course; and
a simulated opponent;
receiving an indication from the user of a selected opponent from the provided listing of opponents;
receiving score data from the user in a sequential, hole-by-hole manner for a plurality of golf holes; and
populating an electronic scorecard with score data from the selected opponent together with the received score data in a sequential, hole-by-hole manner such that the score data from the selected opponent for a hole of the plurality of holes is populated into the electronic scorecard immediately following entry of the received user's score data into the electronic scorecard.

US Pat. No. 10,478,660

RECUMBENT THERAPEUTIC AND EXERCISE DEVICE

Woodway USA, Inc., Wauke...

1. A recumbent therapeutic and exercise device, comprising:a frame;
a hand crank system coupled to the frame, the hand crank system including a hand crank rotatable by a user, wherein the hand crank is adjustable in a substantially vertical plane closer to and further from a support surface for the frame;
a foot crank system coupled to the frame, the foot crank system including a foot crank rotatable by the user, the foot crank system further comprising:
a housing;
a rail coupled to the housing and a bracket coupled to the frame, the rail and bracket being movable relative to one another;
a front shaft rotatably coupled to the housing and proximate a front end of the frame, wherein the foot crank is rotatably coupled to the front shaft; and
a rear shaft rotatably coupled to the front shaft; and
a seat configured to a receive the user of the recumbent therapeutic and exercise device, wherein the seat is movable closer to and further from the foot crank system;
wherein the front shaft and the foot crank of the foot crank system are horizontally adjustable fore and aft relative to the seat as a result of the movement of the rail and the bracket relative to one another.

US Pat. No. 10,478,628

TECHNIQUES FOR LOGGING AND USING PROGRAMMING HISTORY IN A NEUROSTIMULATION SYSTEM

Boston Scientific Neuromo...

1. A system for use in evaluating stimulation parameter sets used by a neurostimulator to deliver neurostimulation, the system comprising:a user interface including a display screen and one or more stimulation parameter controls configured for being actuated by a user to define or adjust any of the stimulation parameter sets for the neurostimulator to use to deliver the neurostimulation;
a memory; and
a controller configured to, when defining or adjusting one of the stimulation parameter sets, log a stimulation event in a historical log file stored in the memory including log stimulation parameter values for the stimulation parameter set corresponding to the stimulation event in the historical log file, wherein the historical log file stored in the memory is configured to include a plurality of stimulation events and corresponding parameter sets including stimulation parameter values associated with the corresponding parameter sets, wherein the system is configured to display information icons on the display screen, the information icons being associated with respective stimulation events in the historical log file of stimulation events, each information icon being selectable to display the stimulation parameter values associated with the stimulation parameter set corresponding to the respective stimulation event.

US Pat. No. 10,478,618

ADJUSTABLE LENGTH TENSION SLEEVE FOR ELECTRICAL OR THERMAL STIMULATION DEVICE

1. An adjustable length tension sleeve device for an electrical or thermal stimulation device, comprising:a sleeve body having a plurality of legs, the body having a shape that changes lengths between a first relaxed state and a second stressed state, wherein the shape of the body lies substantially in a common plane to prevent induction of an electric current when the stimulation device is subjected to a magnetic field;
a first end of the sleeve body terminating adjacent a proximal end of a stimulation lead or a proximal end of a lead extension of the stimulation device;
a second end of the sleeve body extending a predetermined length along the stimulation lead and lead extension;
at least one tab located at a selected one of the first or second ends of the sleeve body; and
a line of weakness extending longitudinally along said sleeve body and communicating with said at least one tab.

US Pat. No. 10,478,608

VALVE DEVICE WITH ELASTICALLY PRETENSIONED CLOSURE ELEMENT FOR A MEDICAL SYSTEM

Fresenius Kabi Deutschlan...

15. A method for operating a valve device for a medical system, the method comprising the steps of:providing the valve device comprising a valve housing, an inlet port arranged on the valve housing, an outlet port arranged on the valve housing, a flow duct extending through the valve housing connecting the inlet port and the outlet port to allow for a fluid flow through the valve housing between the inlet port and the outlet port, and a closure element arranged on the valve housing for selectively opening and closing the flow duct,
operating the valve device by a user directly or indirectly engaging a head portion of the closure element from an exterior of the housing and manually displacing the closure element by pulling the closure element along a displacement direction relative to the valve housing from a closed position in which the flow duct is closed for preventing the fluid flow from the inlet port to the outlet port to an opened position in which the flow duct is opened for allowing the fluid flow from the inlet port to the outlet port, wherein the closure element is elastically pretensioned to move axially into the closed position by an elastic planar section of the closure element that is clamped within the valve housing.

US Pat. No. 10,478,606

MEDICAL CONNECTOR

Sunder Biomedical Tech. C...

1. A medical connector, comprising:a receiving element having an enclosing wall, a first tube, and a second tube, the enclosing wall having a portion extending radially and inward to form a first end wall to connect with the first tube, the enclosing wall having an end extending radially and inward to form a second end wall to connect with the second tube, the first tube having an end which protrudes from the first end wall and has a mouth, wherein an inner diameter of the first tube is least at the mouth, and the first end wall has at least one first limiting aperture, and the second end wall has two second flanges protruding toward the first end wall;
a moving element having a basal portion and at least one protruding portion connected to the basal portion, the basal portion being disposed in the receiving element and having a second limiting aperture, the protruding portion penetrating the first limiting aperture and protruding from the receiving element; and
a resilient element having a first peripheral wall extending in a circle to take on a tubular shape and a second peripheral wall extending in a circle to take on a tubular shape, the first peripheral wall having at least one through hole, the first peripheral wall having an end being a closed end, the first peripheral wall having another end extending radially and outward to form a connection portion to connect with the second peripheral wall, the second peripheral wall having a free end abutting against the second end wall, and the free end is clamped between the two second flanges, wherein the first peripheral wall and the second peripheral wall together define annularly a cavity in communication with the second tube, the first peripheral wall penetrating the second limiting aperture and being disposed in the first tube, the closed end movably closing the mouth, the connection portion abutting against the basal portion,
wherein the moving element moves from the first end wall to the second end wall and thereby presses against the second peripheral wall, causing the closed end to exit the mouth so that the resilient element is in an open state during which the mouth, the through hole, the cavity, and the second tube are in communication with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,478,535

SUCTION CATHETER SYSTEMS FOR APPLYING EFFECTIVE ASPIRATION IN REMOTE VESSELS, ESPECIALLY CEREBRAL ARTERIES

MIVI Neuroscience, Inc., ...

1. A suction catheter system comprising:a guide catheter comprising a tubular shaft with a central lumen having, a proximal end and a distal opening, and a proximal section operably connected with the proximal end of the tubular shaft and having fittings that connect to a suction device, wherein the tubular shaft comprises an engagement section having an inner diameter associated with the lumen extending through the engagement section; and
a suction extension comprising a connecting section with a central lumen, a tubular extension comprising a tube that is connected with the tubular element of the connecting portion extends from the connecting portion in a distal direction, and a control structure comprising an elongated structure extending from the connecting section in a proximal direction, wherein at least a portion of the connecting section has a non-cylindrical cross section with a major outer diameter and a minor outer diameter smaller than the major outer diameter, the tubular extension having a distal inner diameter that is from 20 percent to 90 percent of the engagement section inner diameter, wherein the connecting section is configured to slide within the central lumen of the engagement section of the tubular shaft to change the relative position of the connecting section within the central lumen and provide for at least a portion of the narrow diameter suction extension to extend outward from the distal opening of the tubular shaft at appropriate configurations of the connecting section,
wherein a suction lumen is formed extending from the fitting configured to connect to the suction device through a portion of the central lumen, the connecting section and the tubular extension to a distal opening of the tubular extension, and wherein the connecting section engages the inner lumen of the engagement section of the guide catheter at two locations along the circumference.

US Pat. No. 10,478,455

THERAPEUTIC USE OF TETRATHIOMOLYBDATE

UCL BUSINESS LTD, London...

1. A method for acute treatment of ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) in a subject that has undergone ischemic injury and is now at risk for acute injury caused by reperfusion following said ischemic injury, wherein said method comprises administering, to said subject, tetrathiomolybdate (TTM), via continuous infusion, wherein a total dose of up to 20 mg/kg TTM is administered to the subject over a period of one hour or less, such that within two hours of initiating treatment with TTM, there occurs in the subject a decrease in at least one of oxygen consumption and carbon dioxide production, thereby providing acute treatment of said IRI.

US Pat. No. 10,478,444

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATING AND PREVENTING VIRAL INFECTIONS

Enterin, Inc., Philadelp...

1. An in vivo method of treating or preventing a viral infection in a mammal comprising administering a composition comprising:(a) a pharmaceutically acceptable grade of squalamine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or derivative thereof in an amount sufficient to produce an antiviral effect, and
(b) at least one pharmaceutically acceptable carrier,
wherein the viral infection is caused by a virus selected from the group consisting of Yellow Fever, Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus, Human Immunodeficiency virus (HIV), “African Swine Fever Viruses,” Arbovirus, Adenoviridae, Arenaviridae, Arterivirus, Astroviridae, Baculoviridae, Bimaviridae, Bimaviridae, Bunyaviridae, Caliciviridae, Caulimoviridae, Circoviridae, Coronaviridae, Cystoviridae, EBV, Deltaviridae, Filviridae, Filoviridae, Flaviviridae, Iridoviridae, Mononegavirus, Myoviridae, Papiloma virus, Papovaviridae, Paramyxoviridae, Prions, Parvoviridae, Phycodnaviridae, Poxviridae, Potyviridae, Reoviridae, Retroviridae, Rhabdoviridae, Tectiviridae, Togaviridae, pox, papilloma, corona, influenza, sendai virus (SeV), sindbis virus (SINV), vaccinia viruses, West Nile, Hanta, viruses which cause the common cold, and any combination thereof, and
wherein the composition is systemically administered intravenously, subcutaneously, intramuscularly, orally, or by inhalation.

US Pat. No. 10,478,381

MINIMIZATION OF AIR INGRESS IN SOLUTION CONTAINERS

Fenwal, Inc., Lake Zuric...

1. A medical solution packaging assembly comprising:a medical solution container that houses a medical solution, the medical solution container comprising a semi-permeable material including one or more surface that is at least partially permeable to air molecules and has low permeability to vapor molecules of the medical solution, wherein the medical solution container is configured to inflate beyond its original volume; and
a compressing mechanism having a single and sole concentrated point of application configured to apply external force onto at least one surface of the medical solution container or limit the volume to which the medical solution container inflates, wherein a volume of air ingress from an external environment of the medical solution container is less than that which would occur without the compressing mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,478,373

IN VIVO DEVICE AND METHOD OF USING THE SAME

Ankon Medical Technologie...

10. A method to use a vibration capsule device, comprising introducing the vibration capsule device to a patient's gastrointestinal (GI) tract;moving a vibration capsule device at a resonant frequency of the patient's gastrointestinal motility, comprising
a) starting a capsule movement unit at a first frequency f and a first duty cycle and detecting a first acceleration Af through a first acceleration sensor;
b) vibrating the capsule movement unit at a second frequency f-m and at the first duty cycle, and detecting a second acceleration Af-m through the first acceleration sensor; and
c) repeating steps b and a in a range from 1 Hertz (Hz) to 13 Hz and finding a maximum Af-n and identifying f-n as the resonant frequency of the GI tract of the patient;
wherein 1 Hz

US Pat. No. 10,478,372

MOTORCYCLE SEAT MASSAGE SYSTEM

1. A motorcycle seat-massage system, comprising:a dual motorcycle seat having a unitary body including a front seat having a front seat backrest extending vertically upwards from a rear end thereof, and a rear seat having a rear seat backrest extending vertically upwards from a rear end thereof, at least one of said front and rear seat backrests having a resilient cushioning backrest body defining a backrest body interior void;
a motorcycle frame including a front seat backrest body-supporting framework disposed within said front seat backrest body void and extending upwardly from a rear portion of said front seat, and a rear seat backrest body-supporting framework disposed within said rear seat backrest body void and extending upwardly from a rear portion of said rear seat, at least one of said front and rear seat backrest body-supporting frameworks including a first horizontally-oriented lateral frame member spanning a first pair of spaced-apart vertically-oriented longitudinal frame members, said first horizontally-oriented lateral frame member having an upwardly-arched curvature;
a first massage unit operably mounted to said first horizontally-oriented lateral frame member and laterally translatable therealong by a linear drive mechanism operably engaged therewith;
a first massage unit electric motor coupled to both said linear drive mechanism and to a first massage head of said first massage assembly for powered translation of said first massage unit along said first horizontally-oriented lateral member, said first massage head having a plurality of spherical massagers affixed thereto, said first massage head rotationally coupled to said electric motor;
a flexible seat cover fitted over said front and rear seats, and over the respective front and rear seat resilient cushioning backrest bodies and
a first controller electrically communicative with said first massage unit, said first controller operable to selectively engage and disengage said first massage unit.

US Pat. No. 10,478,343

INTRAOCULAR PROSTHESIS

RAINBOW MEDICAL LTD., He...

1. Intraocular apparatus (i) shaped and sized to be implanted entirely in a subject's eye, (ii) having an anterior side and a posterior side, and (iii) configured for use with an extraocular imaging device, the intraocular apparatus comprising:a photovoltaic energy receiver on the anterior side of the intraocular apparatus configured to receive energy from outside the eye and to power the intraocular apparatus;
a photodiode on the anterior side of the intraocular apparatus configured to receive data from the extraocular imaging device; and
an application-specific-integrated-circuit (ASIC) on the posterior side of the intraocular apparatus comprising (i) circuitry configured to process the data from the photodiode into an image, (ii) an electronic display configured to emit light representing the image, and (iii) exactly three through-silicon vias connecting the ASIC to the photovoltaic energy receiver and to the photodiode.

US Pat. No. 10,478,329

OSTOMY POUCH FILTER SYSTEM

CONVATEC TECHNOLOGIES INC...

1. An ostomy appliance comprisinga. a front panel and a rear panel, at least partly sealed to one another along their peripheries, said front and rear panels forming a pouch, the rear panel having a stomal opening for positioning around a stoma so that body waste excreted through the stoma is captured in said pouch;
b. a filter for deodorization of odorous gas from the body waste, said filter located on the front panel and said filter comprising an opening for emitting said deodorized gas to the atmosphere; and
c. a center panel between the front and rear panels which at least partly covers said filter, the center panel having a bottom edge that is positioned above the bottom edges of the front and rear panels and is attached to the front and rear panels along the periphery of the pouch;wherein the center panel comprises an area comprising one or more protrusions and an area that is substantially protrusion-free, wherein a portion of the center panel is exposed through the stomal opening, and wherein the portion of the center panel exposed through the stomal opening is within the area that is substantially protrusion-free.

US Pat. No. 10,478,325

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROXIMAL TO DISTAL STENT DEPLOYMENT

Mubin I. Syed, Springfie...

11. A method comprising:delivering a stent deployment device to a treatment location, the stent deployment device comprising a catheter, a stent attached to the catheter, a membrane covering the stent, a ring attached to a distal end of the membrane, and a plurality of pull wires attached to the ring and extending through a space within the catheter;
aligning a proximal edge of the stent to the treatment location; and
retracting the ring and the membrane into the space within the catheter using the plurality of pull wires to expand the stent from its proximal end to its distal end.

US Pat. No. 10,478,298

TRANSCATHETER VALVE PROSTHESIS AND A CONCURRENTLY DELIVERED SEALING COMPONENT

Medtronic, Inc., Minneap...

1. A transcatheter valve prosthesis comprising:a tubular stent having a compressed configuration for delivery within a vasculature and an expanded configuration for deployment within a native heart valve;
a prosthetic valve component disposed within and secured to the tubular stent; and
an annular sealing component coupled to and encircling an outer surface of the tubular stent, the sealing component including a cylindrical sleeve formed of a flexible material and a plurality of ribs longitudinally extending over the cylindrical sleeve, each rib of the plurality of ribs longitudinally extending at least from a first end of the cylindrical sleeve to a second opposing end of the cylindrical sleeve, wherein the sealing component has a delivery configuration in which the cylindrical sleeve lays flat against the outer surface of the tubular stent and a deployed configuration in which at least a portion of each rib of the plurality of ribs is sinusoidal and cause at least a portion of cylindrical sleeve to buckle outwardly away from the outer surface of the tubular stent.

US Pat. No. 10,478,295

ACTIVELY CONTROLLABLE STENT, STENT GRAFT, HEART VALVE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING SAME

Edwards Lifesciences Card...

1. A delivery apparatus, comprising:a handle portion having an actuation mechanism and a user interface, wherein the actuation mechanism includes a motor, and wherein the user interface includes a display and a plurality of input elements; and
at least one rotatable drive shaft having a proximal end portion and a distal end portion, wherein the proximal end portion is coupled to the motor, and the distal end portion is configured to be releasably coupled to a prosthetic heart valve,
wherein the actuation mechanism is configured to expand and contract of the prosthetic heart valve via the drive shaft,
wherein the display of the user interface is configured to display data about the prosthetic heart valve, and
wherein the input elements of the user interface are configured to actuate the actuation mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,478,294

METHOD FOR DELIVERING A PROSTHETIC HEART VALVE

Edwards Lifesciences Corp...

1. A method comprising:inserting an introducer into a blood vessel of a patient, the introducer having a proximal opening, a distal opening, and an inner passageway between the proximal opening and the distal opening;
inserting a delivery system and a prosthetic valve into a loader, the prosthetic valve being crimped over an inflatable balloon along a distal portion of the delivery system;
inserting the loader through the proximal opening of the introducer after inserting the delivery system and the prosthetic valve into the loader; and
advancing the prosthetic valve and the delivery system outwardly through a distal opening of the loader into the inner passageway of the introducer and then outwardly through the distal opening of the introducer into the blood vessel;
wherein the act of inserting the delivery system and the prosthetic valve into the loader comprises inserting a distal end portion of the delivery system and the crimped prosthetic valve into a tube portion of the loader;
inserting the delivery system and the prosthetic valve through a cap opening of a cap portion of the loader; and
inserting the delivery system and the prosthetic valve through a seal opening of a seal member, wherein the seal opening is configured to align with the cap opening and is sized such that when the delivery system is inserted through the cap opening and the seal opening, an outer surface of the delivery system engages the seal opening so as to block blood flow through the seal member.

US Pat. No. 10,478,293

RETRIEVAL AND REPOSITIONING SYSTEM FOR PROSTHETIC HEART VALVE

Tendyne Holdings, Inc., ...

1. A device, comprising:a prosthetic valve having an elongate tether coupled thereto, the tether configured to maintain the position of the prosthetic valve when implanted within a heart of a patient;
an outer sheath defining a lumen therethrough and having an outer sheath base mounted on a proximal end portion of the outer sheath;
an inner catheter slidably disposable at least partially within the lumen of the outer sheath, the inner catheter having a tapered tip at a distal end and an inner catheter base at a proximal end,
the tapered tip having a distal end and a proximal end, the distal end of the tapered tip having a smaller diameter than the proximal end of the tapered tip, the distal end of the tapered tip configured to engage an exterior proximal portion of the prosthetic valve when the prosthetic valve is implanted within the heart of the patient,
the inner catheter base including a tether lock configured to secure the tether attached to the prosthetic valve to the inner catheter base so that a position of the tether is fixed relative to a position of the inner catheter base; and
a handle apparatus having an actuator operatively coupled to the inner catheter, the handle apparatus configured to be actuated to (1) move the inner catheter distally such that the distal end of the tapered tip is moved distally and engages the exterior proximal portion of the prosthetic valve and to secure the tether to the inner catheter base, and (2) when the tether is secured to the inner catheter base, move the inner catheter proximally to pull the prosthetic valve proximally within the heart such that the prosthetic valve can be one of repositioned within the heart and removed from the heart.

US Pat. No. 10,478,279

IMPLANTABLE PROSTHETIC DEVICE

C.R. Bard, Inc., Murray ...

1. An implantable prosthesis for repairing a soft tissue defect, the implantable prosthesis comprising:a body configured to cover or plug the soft tissue defect, the body having an inner portion and an outer margin extending outwardly beyond the inner portion, the outer margin having an inner portion side and an outer peripheral edge, wherein the outer margin includes a tissue infiltratable portion having a thickness that decreases in an outwardly direction from the inner portion side towards the outer peripheral edge, wherein an exposed portion of the outer margin having the thickness that decreases in the outwardly direction is tissue infiltratable.

US Pat. No. 10,478,262

ORTHOPAEDIC INSTRUMENT SYSTEM INCLUDING AN INSTRUMENT CADDY AND METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING A SURGICAL INSTRUMENT

DePuy Ireland Unlimited C...

11. An orthopaedic instrument system, comprising:an instrument caddy configured to receive a cutting broach, the caddy comprising a bottom wall, a first side wall extending upwardly from the bottom wall, and a second side wall spaced apart from the first side wall and extending upwardly from the bottom wall to define a storage chamber,
wherein the first side wall includes an opening and a pair of surfaces extending inwardly from the opening to define a groove sized to receive a base of the cutting broach,
wherein a slot aligned with the groove extends through the second side wall, the slot being sized to receive a tip of the cutting broach.

US Pat. No. 10,478,164

JAW FOR A SURGICAL TUBULAR SHAFT INSTRUMENT

Aesculap AG, (DE)

1. A jaw assembly for a surgical tubular shaft instrument, the jaw assembly comprising:a supporting component,
a first arm including a first active area, and
a second arm having a second active area,
each of the first arm and/or the second arm having one link element, the first arm and the second arm being held by the supporting component in an axial direction,
the jaw assembly further comprising a cam carrier element which is axially movable relative to the supporting component and carries at least two cams,
said one link element designed to be in contact with the at least two cams when there is a relative axial movement between the supporting component and the cam carrier element, said cams being provided on the cam carrier element, said one link element designed to slide off the at least two cams to effect an opening or closing of the jaw assembly by a movement of the first arm and the second arm directed toward each other or away from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,478,126

SMART CARPET SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF USING SAME FOR MONITORING PHYSICAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL ACTIVITIES

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. A method of using a smart carpet to monitor a health status of an individual, the smart carpet comprising a plurality of pressure sensors arranged as a two-dimensional array, each pressure sensor including a block of foam situated between at least two perpendicularly oriented yarns, the foam having resistance that decreases with increasing pressure, the method comprising:operably coupling, to the smart carpet, a monitoring computer having a processor and memory with computer implemented instructions stored thereon;
simultaneously scanning a first part of the smart carpet at a first frequency and a second part of the smart carpet at a second frequency greater than the first frequency;
receiving carpet data from the smart carpet over a communication pathway;
processing the carpet data using the computer implemented instructions to determine each of a physiological activity and a physical activity; and
generating an alarm upon determining an emergency condition from the carpet data, the alarm specifying the emergency condition, wherein the alarm is communicated to remote monitoring personnel in real time, and wherein the emergency condition is determined by a detected balance problem, wherein the balance problem is determined when the carpet data indicates at least one of an asymmetrical standing balance, an abnormal walking speed, and an irregular walking pattern;
processing the carpet data to categorize the physical activity as one of a static activity and a dynamic activity, wherein the categorized dynamic activity includes at least one of walking, running, and falling, and wherein the categorized dynamic activity is falling, and the alarm is generated upon a determination that the individual has fallen and is unable to rise from the smart carpet for a time period;
processing the carpet data to measure the timing and distance of two consecutive steps to determine temporal and spatial parameters of gait;
processing the carpet data to detect an urgent event selected from the group including (a) a slow or stopped heart rate during an identified sitting event or an identified fall event, (b) a slow or stopped respiration rate during the identified sitting event or the identified fall event, and (c) an inability of the person to rise from the carpet after the identified fall event; and
sending an alert in response to the detected urgent event.

US Pat. No. 10,478,117

EARLY DETECTION OF REDUCED BONE FORMATION WITH AN NMR SCANNER

Ramot at Tel-Aviv Univers...

1. A method for monitoring treatment of bone deficiency in a patient, comprising:collecting NMR signals of a bone marrow volume in a bone of the patient, at a first time point, using a stray field non-homogeneous NMR scanner;
repeating the collecting of NMR signals at least at a second time point, at least six weeks after the first time point;
the patient receiving a treatment for bone deficiency, between the first time point and the second time point;
analyzing the NMR signals collected at the first time point and the second time point, comprising estimating one or both of adipose tissue content and changes in adipose tissue content of the bone marrow, providing feedback on the treatment.

US Pat. No. 10,478,089

METHOD FOR CAPTURING A DENTAL OBJECT

DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc., Yo...

1. Method for capturing a dental object with an object volume with Magnetic Resonance Tomography (MRT) apparatus, wherein a plurality of MRT segment images, which depict the respectively defined segmented volume regions, are acquired by the MRT apparatus within a measurement volume of the MRT apparatus, wherein the segmented volume regions overlap no more than partially, wherein a target surface is defined or has been defined; generating a computer-aided two dimensional composite image from the individual MRT segment images, which corresponds to a two dimensional aggregate image through the target surface within the object volume of the dental object, is generated computer-aided, wherein prior to creating the MRT segment images, the position and the orientation of the MRT segment images relative to the MRT apparatus are fixed and wherein each of the segmented volume regions within the object volume is arranged in such a way that a central plane of the respective segmented volume region is arranged parallel to a tangent of the target surface.

US Pat. No. 10,478,085

APPARATUS FOR ACQUIRING ELECTRIC ACTIVITY IN THE BRAIN AND UTILIZATION OF THE SAME

INTER-UNIVERSITY RESEARCH...

1. A method of using an electric activity information in brain, the method using an apparatus, which includes:one or more needle-like base enabled to be inserted to the brain;
a first electrode a first impedance and acquiring an input of an electric activity of a brain tissue with which the first electrode comes into contact and being provided at a portion of the at least one of the one or more bases;
a pair of second electrodes having a second impedance lower than the first impedance, applying an electric stimulation to the brain tissue and being provided at portions of the at least one of the one or more bases,
wherein the first electrode is positioned at a tip portion of the at least one of the one or more bases and the second electrodes are aligned along the long axis of at least one of the one or more bases at positions closer to a proximal end than the first electrode, and configured to be provided within a range in which the second electrodes are placed in the same nucleus as the first electrode is placed,
and the method comprising:
inserting the at least one or more base into the brain so that the first electrode and the second electrodes are positioned within the same nucleus of the brain;
outputting one or more electric stimulations of one or more single stimulations and/or one or more repetitive stimulations from the second electrodes at the nucleus in which the second electrode is placed;
receiving one or more electric activities in the brain tissue induced based on the one or more electric stimulations output by the first electrode; and
comparing one or more inhibition and/or excitation patterns based on the one or more electric activities with one or more nucleus-specific inhibition and/or excitation patters pre-acquired by stimulating and receiving within the specific nucleus and identifying whether the first electrode is positioned at the specific nucleus.

US Pat. No. 10,478,081

SYSTEMS AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING THE NEED FOR MEASUREMENT OF CARDIAC OUTPUT

1. A decision support system (DSS) for providing medical decision support for cardiac output (CO) measurements in connection with an associated patient (P) using one or more physiological models (MOD1) implemented on a computer system, the computer system being configured for:receiving first data (D1) indicative of an arterial oxygenation (SaO2, SpO2) in the blood of the patient;
receiving second data (D2) indicative of a haemoglobin concentration (Hb) in the blood of the patient;
the decision support system being configured for:
applying the physiological model(s) (MOD1) of the patient using said first data (D1) and said second data (D2) for modelling a tissue metabolism in the patient;
A)
i. outputting from said physiological model(s) (MOD1), using a preliminary value for a cardiac output (CO_PREL), an estimated measure indicative of haemoglobin oxygen saturation in mixed venous blood of the patient (SvO2_EST); and
ii. performing a first comparison (COMP1) of said estimated measure indicative of the haemoglobin oxygen saturation in the mixed venous blood of the patient (SvO2_EST) with a reference value for the haemoglobin oxygen saturation in the mixed venous blood of the patient (SvO2_REF); and/or
B)
iii. outputting from said physiological model(s) (MOD1), using a reference value for the haemoglobin oxygen saturation in the mixed venous blood of the patient (SvO2_REF), an estimated value indicative of the cardiac output (CO_EST) in the patient; and
iv. performing a second comparison (COMP2) of said estimated value indicative for the cardiac output (CO_EST) with a reference value for the cardiac output (CO_REF) in patient; and
based on said first comparison (COMP1, step ii of A) and/or said second comparison (COMP2, step iv of B) generating a measure (NM_CO) indicative of a need for an improved measurement and/or estimation of the cardiac output (CO).

US Pat. No. 10,478,073

MEDICAL IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS

Canon Medical Systems Cor...

1. A medical image processing apparatus comprising:circuitry configured to
set a plurality of capture timings in one heartbeat of a heart based on cardiac phases, wherein a long time interval is set for a period in which movement of the heart is fast, and a short time interval is selected for a period in which movement of the heart is slow,
capture plurality of volume data at the plurality of capture timings,
extract at least two coronary artery centerline structures from the volume data,
generate a plurality of coronary artery centerline structures concerning other cardiac phases between the at least two specific cardiac phases in the one heartbeat by interpolating the plurality of coronary artery centerline structures based on the at least two extracted coronary artery centerline structures, and
calculate a plurality of displacement distributions representing a displacement at each point on the coronary artery centerline structure between respective cardiac phases of the plurality of cardiac phases, based on the plurality of coronary artery centerline structures at the phases in the one heartbeat.

US Pat. No. 10,478,070

ADJUSTABLE ANATOMY DISPLAY TABLE

Anatomage Inc., San Jose...

1. An imaging system comprising:a display configured to visualize an image of an anatomy in a 1:1 life size of a patient, wherein the display has long sides and short sides;
a base configured to support the display; and
an adjustable mechanism that mechanically couples the display to the base,
wherein the adjustable mechanism is configured to provide a plurality of adjustable positions of the display relative to the base,
wherein the plurality of adjustable positions include a horizontal position in which the long sides and short sides of the display are in parallel to a ground at a same height and an upright position in which a first short side and a second short side of the short sides of the display are in parallel to the ground at different heights.

US Pat. No. 10,478,041

SEALING MEMBER AND DISHWASHER HAVING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A dishwasher comprising:a main body;
a washing tub that is disposed inside the main body and includes an opening formed on a front surface thereof and a front surface frame forming the opening;
a door including a first frame to open and close the opening; and
a sealing member that seals between the washing tub and the door,
wherein the sealing member includes
a fixing unit that is fixed to a lower portion of the door,
a sealing unit that extends toward the door from the fixing unit and is brought into contact with an inner surface of the washing tub, and
at least one strength reinforcement rib protruding from the fixing unit to have a length corresponding to a spaced distance between the first frame and the fixing unit when the door is closed, an end portion of the at least one strength reinforcement rib being brought into contact with the first frame to be supported by the first frame during opening and closing of the door, and
wherein the sealing unit forms a closed loop and a hollow is formed inside the closed loop, and when the door is opened, one part of the sealing unit is positioned outside of a space between the fixing unit and the front surface frame of the washing tub, and the other part of the sealing unit is positioned in the space between the fixing unit and the front surface frame.

US Pat. No. 10,478,039

UNDERCOUNTER APPLIANCE DRAIN PAN

ARMORY PRODUCTS, INC., R...

1. An appliance drain pan comprising:a continuous upturned rim around an outer edge of the drain pan, the rim having a top edge;
horizontal left and right side support ledges enclosed by the rim;
a horizontal rear ledge and a horizontal front ledge; and
a central depression between the horizontal left and right side support ledges, the central depression being deeper than the side support ledges relative to the top edge of the rim, at least a portion of the central depression extending under at least a portion of each of the side support ledges
wherein the central depression is between and deeper than the rear and front ledges;
wherein the central depression comprises a rear sloped wall adjacent the rear ledge, a front sloped wall adjacent the front ledge, and a horizontal floor, at least part of the horizontal floor being between the rear and front sloped walls;
wherein the rear sloped wall comprises a vertical wall portion adjacent the rear ledge;
wherein the front sloped wall comprises a vertical wall portion adjacent the front ledge;
wherein a portion of the horizontal floor extends to the vertical wall portion of the rear sloped wall; and
wherein a portion of the horizontal floor extends to the vertical wall portion of the front sloped wall.

US Pat. No. 10,478,025

TOILET TRAINING DEVICES FOR SMALL CHILDREN

Munchkin, Inc., Van Nuys...

1. A toilet training device, comprising:a seat assembly comprising:
a lid; and
a seat having a central opening;
a portable main body portion having a shell with an interior space housing a removable waste bin, and adapted to support the seat assembly thereon;
a substantially round blind recess defined in the lid and positioned directly over and in direct communication with the central opening of the seat; and
a self-contained odor remediating insert that is completely enclosed and permanently contained by a housing having an upper portion with a plurality of ventilation holes defined therein, and a lower portion permanently attached to the upper portion wherein the lower surface of the housing of the self-contained odor remediating insert is releasably received by an interference fit with raised ribs defined in at least one side wall of the blind recess upon finger-pressing the housing of the self-contained odor remediating insert perpendicularly into the blind recess.

US Pat. No. 10,478,022

ON DEMAND WET WIPE DISPENSING DEVICE

The Clorox Company, Oakl...

1. A wipe dispensing system, comprising:a housing that defines an internal wipe storage area;
a lid rotatably connected to the housing;
one or more push arms connected to the lid;
a friction bar in contact with said one or more push arms;
a fluid reservoir disposed within the housing;
a pump in fluid communication with the fluid reservoir;
a fluid discharge manifold in fluid communication with the pump and arranged proximate to a portion of a wipe dispensing path,
wherein the lid is operably disposed with respect to the pump such that depression of the lid causes discharge of fluid from the pump through the fluid discharge manifold, and also moves said one or more push arms into contact with the friction bar causing rotation of the friction bar allowing for dispensation of a wipe from the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,477,995

MOUNTING DEVICE

Absolut Art AB, Stockhol...

1. A mounting device, for adjustable mounting of objects on a wall, the device comprising;a housing comprising a body and a lid, wherein the body is adapted for being mounted on the wall,
a substantially vertically extending adjustment element extending through the housing,
a receiving element connected to a first end of the adjustment element, which receiving element is adapted for receiving the object being mounted on the wall,
a locking element arranged within said housing, wherein the locking element is an extending bar in which a hole is arranged, wherein the adjustment element passes through said hole and wherein the extending bar is supported in the housing on one side of said bar, the locking element being arranged to be selectively movable between a movement restriction state restricting vertical adjustment movement of the substantially vertically extending adjustment element and a movement allowing state allowing vertical adjustment movement of the substantially vertically extending adjustment element, and
a release mechanism arranged in the housing for selectively moving the locking element from the movement restriction state to the movement allowing state, wherein a relative movement of the locking element in relation to the release mechanism is controlled by moving the receiving element.

US Pat. No. 10,477,980

COVERED FURNISHING ELEMENTS AND METHODS OF MAKING SAME

ARPER S.p.A., Monastier ...

1. A furnishing element comprising:a frame having at least a first wall and a second wall incident to each other so as to define an edge,
at least one covering associated with and superposed on said frame so as to cover at least partially said first wall and said second wall and said edge,
wherein the frame, at said edge, comprises an attachment element which delimits an attachment seat open in the vicinity of said first wall and said second wall,
wherein the covering comprises at least two flaps folded and inserted inside the attachment seat,
wherein said attachment seat blocks the flaps inside said attachment seat against inner walls of said attachment seat; and
wherein the attachment element is an applied element and is joined to the first and second walls of the frame at the edge identified thereby.

US Pat. No. 10,477,930

PORTABLE SUN SHADE

1. A sunshade comprising:a frame having
a pair of adjustable length legs,
a shade support beam extending between said legs, with said shade support beam comprising two cross fittings,
two elbows connecting said shade support beam to said adjustable length legs, and
to two shade beams which are each received into said cross fittings,
wherein at least one of said adjustable length legs is coupled to a foot having a foot membrane, and
a weight plate in contact with said foot.

US Pat. No. 10,477,900

AEROSOL-GENERATING DEVICES

JT International S.A., (...

1. An electronic cigarette comprising:a mouthpiece portion including at least two reservoirs, each arranged to contain a separate aerosol producing composition, and a bridge for drawing the compositions from the reservoirs to generate an aerosol for inhalation for a user; and
a mixing valve for selectively mixing the compositions after they have been drawn from the reservoirs, the mixing valve arranged to allow a user to select the relative proportions of the two compounds in the aerosol.

US Pat. No. 10,477,871

NETTED CASING FOR FOOD

OCI CO., LTD., Hyogo (JP...

1. A netted food casing, comprising:a nonwoven composite fabric comprising a composite thermoplastic synthetic fiber and a plant fiber, wherein the plant fiber may be a cotton fiber, a hemp fiber, a pulp fiber or a rayon fiber;
a net comprising a thermoplastic resin;
wherein the net is laminated on and thermally pressure-bonded to the nonwoven composite fabric, by bringing a reverse surface of the net into contact with a front surface of the nonwoven composite fabric,
wherein the net is formed by shaping wire materials obtained by mixing and melting a low melting point polyethylene resin, a high melting point polyethylene resin into a mesh-like reticular pattern,
wherein the nonwoven composite fabric and the net are heated from a reverse surface of the nonwoven composite fabric,
and wherein the nonwoven composite fabric and the net are bonded by a melted clad of the fiber and the melted low melting point polyethylene resin and high melting point polyethylene resin on the reverse surface side of the net maintaining its shape on the front surface side.

US Pat. No. 10,477,782

SUPPORT SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TREES AND BUSHES

1. A support system for temporarily supporting a plant via a fixed structure of vertical poles which support a plurality of substantially horizontal support cords including an upper support cord positioned above a lower support cord above the ground, the support system comprising:a substantially rigid, linear, vertical alignment wire having a top end suspended from the upper support cord and a bottom end above the ground,
the alignment wire angularly repositionable relative to the plurality of substantially horizontal support cords;
a bend greater than 180° in the top end of the vertical alignment wire, the bend forming a hanging hook portion supported from the upper support cord;
a supporting bracket comprising a base segment, a first leg extending from a first end of the base segment, and a second leg extending from a second end of the base segment, opposite the first end of the base segment;
a first loop formed at the first leg;
a second loop formed at the second leg;
the first loop, lying in a first plane;
the second loop lying in a second plane;
the first plane generally orthogonal to the second plane;
the first loop having a first gap therethrough;
the first loop surrounding the lower support cord and the alignment wire;
the second loop having a second gap therethrough
the lower support cord into the second loop;
wherein the first loop engages the support cord, wherein the lower support cord is in the first loop;
wherein the supporting bracket is configured to be rotated about the first loop such that the lower support cord is in contact with opposite interior sides of the first loop, and whereby the supporting bracket may thence be further rotated wherein the second loop engages the lower support cord and the lower support cord engages an interior side of the second loop;
the supporting bracket, attached to the lower support cord, the alignment wire;
the plant attached directly to the lower support cord via the supporting bracket; and
wherein the alignment wire maintains vertical orientation of the plant substantially above the point at which the plant protrudes from the ground.
US Pat. No. 10,479,869

ELASTOMER COMPOSITES, BLENDS AND METHODS FOR PREPARING SAME

Cabot Corporation, Bosto...

1. A process for producing an elastomeric composition containing a filler, the process comprising:preparing an elastomer composite comprising natural rubber and a first filler loading of carbonaceous aggregated filler having an STSA of at least 120 m2/g, the first filler loading being greater than 55 phr, by a wet masterbatch method; and
blending the elastomer composite with a second elastomer material comprising an elastomer and optional particulate filler to produce an elastomer composite blend having a second filler loading, the second filler loading being at least about 5 phr lower than the first filler loading, wherein M300/M100 of a vulcanizate of the elastomer composite blend is at least 0.5 higher than M300/M100 for a vulcanized elastomer composite of the same composition but prepared according to CTV Comparative Method 1.
US Pat. No. 10,477,881

METHOD OF FEEDING YOUNG MONOGASTRIC MAMMALS AND COMPOSITIONS FED TO YOUNG MONOGASTRIC MAMMALS

Purina Animal Nutrition L...

1. A method of feeding a healthy non-human monogastric mammal, comprising:orally feeding the healthy non-human monogastric mammal a fluid animal feed during a pre-weaning period, the fluid animal feed comprising a fluid milk replacer and a supplemental feed material in which the supplemental feed material comprises at least one non-digestible, water-soluble fiber including at least about 50 weight percent hemicellulose based on the dry weight of the supplemental feed material,
the fluid animal feed being free of sugar alcohol.
US Pat. No. 10,479,987

THROMBIN SOLUTION AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

Omrix Biopharmaceuticals ...

1. A solid composition comprising thrombin, obtained by lyophilization of an aqueous thrombin solution, the method comprising:providing the aqueous thrombin solution comprising about 1 to less than about 4.6% w/v of a single saccharide or sugar alcohol; at least 0.7 to lower than about 1.75% w/v sodium chloride; about 0.2 to about 3% w/v albumin; calcium chloride; and sodium acetate, wherein the aqueous thrombin solution is devoid of polyethylene glycol; and lyophilizing the aqueous thrombin solution, wherein a height of the aqueous thrombin solution in a lyophilization vessel is in the range of 6 mm to 10 mm, and wherein a total lyophilization time is no greater than about 35 hours;
wherein the obtained solid composition is devoid of polyethylene glycol, comprises thrombin, a single saccharide or sugar alcohol, and sodium chloride, and wherein the solid composition has a water content of less than 3%, by total weight of the composition.
US Pat. No. 10,481,071

WHITE BLOOD CELL ANALYSIS SYSTEM AND METHOD

Abbott Laboratories, Abb...

1. A hematology analyzer for conducting a white blood cell (WBC) differential analysis on a blood sample that contains a plurality of WBCs, the analyzer comprising:an excitation source positioned to excite particles within the blood sample;
a detector unit comprising a fluorescence detector positioned to measure fluorescence emitted from the excited blood sample; and
a processor;
a non-transitory computer-readable memory medium comprising instructions that cause the processor to:
excite the blood sample with the excitation source in a flow cell;
collect a plurality of fluorescence emission signals from the excited sample; and
prior to performing a WBC differential analysis, exclude nuclei-free events and retain nuclei-containing events using only a fluorescence trigger that is limited to fluorescence emission signals and is set to a fluorescence magnitude that is greater than fluorescence emission signals from RBCs, including RBC fragments, and is less than fluorescence emission signals from WBCs; and
perform the WBC differential analysis on the nuclei-containing events.
US Pat. No. 10,479,797

MODULATORS OF THE BETA-3 ADRENERGIC RECEPTOR USEFUL FOR THE TREATMENT OR PREVENTION OF DISORDERS RELATED THERETO

Arena Pharmaceuticals, In...

1. A compound selected from the following compounds and pharmaceutically acceptable salts, solvates, and hydrates thereof:(S)-1-(3-(2-hydroxyethylsulfonyl)phenoxy)-3-((R)-8-(quinolin-3-ylsulfonyl)-1-oxa-8-azaspiro[4.5]decan-3-ylamino)propan-2-ol (Compound 88);
3-((R)-3-((S)-3-(3-(cyclopropylsulfonyl)phenoxy)-2-hydroxypropylamino)-1-oxa-8-azaspiro[4.5]decan-8-ylsulfonyl)-1-ethylquinolin-4(1H)-one (Compound 297);
(S)-1-((R)-8-(1H-pyrrolo[3,2-b]pyridin-6-ylsulfonyl)-1-oxa-8-azaspiro[4.5]decan-3-ylamino)-3-(3-(cyclopropylsulfonyl)phenoxy)propan-2-ol (Compound 309);
1-ethyl-3-((R)-3-((S)-2-hydroxy-3-(3-(methylsulfonyl)phenoxy)propylamino)-1-oxa-8-azaspiro[4.5]decan-8-ylsulfonyl)quinolin-4(1H)-one (Compound 310);
3-((R)-3-((S)-3-(3-(cyclopropylsulfonyl)phenoxy)-2-hydroxypropylamino)-1-oxa-8-azaspiro[4.5]decan-8-ylsulfonyl)-1-ethyl-8-methylquinolin-4(1H)-one (Compound 315);
3-((R)-3-((S)-3-(3-(cyclopropylsulfonyl)phenoxy)-2-hydroxypropylamino)-1-oxa-8-azaspiro[4.5]decan-8-ylsulfonyl)quinolin-4(1H)-one (Compound 326); and
3-((R)-3-((S)-3-(3-(cyclopropylsulfonyl)phenoxy)-2-hydroxypropylamino)-1-oxa-8-azaspiro[4.5]decan-8-ylsulfonyl)-1-ethyl-8-fluoroquinolin-4(1H)-one (Compound 333).
US Pat. No. 10,479,829

GARP-TGF-BETA 1 ANTIBODIES

argenx BVBA, Zwijnaarde ...

1. A recombinant antibody or antigen binding fragment thereof, which binds to a complex of human glycoprotein A repetitions predominant (GARP) and TGF-?1, wherein the antibody or antigen binding fragment thereof comprisesa heavy chain variable domain (VH), wherein:the VH CDR3 comprises the amino acid sequence YEWETVVVGDLMYEYEY (SEQ ID NO: 13),the VH CDR2 comprises the amino acid sequence RIDPEDAGTKYAQKFQG (SEQ ID NO: 12), andthe VH CDR1 comprises the amino acid sequence SYYID (SEQ ID NO: 4); anda light chain variable domain (VL), wherein:the VL CDR3 comprises the amino acid sequence QQYASVPVT (SEQ ID NO: 11),the VL CDR2 comprises the amino acid sequence GASRLKT (SEQ ID NO: 10), andthe VL CDR1 comprises the amino acid sequence QASQSISSYLA (SEQ ID NO: 9).
US Pat. No. 10,479,833

ANTI-CTLA-4 ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

AGENUS INC., Lexington, ...

1. An isolated antibody that specifically binds to human CTLA-4 protein, comprising: a heavy chain variable region comprising the CDRH1, CDRH2 and CDRH3 amino acid sequences of SEQ ID NOs: 1, 2, and 3, respectively; and a light chain variable region comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 8.
US Pat. No. 10,479,834

FC RECEPTOR ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

Dyax Corp., Lexington, M...

1. An isolated anti-neonatal Fc receptor (FcRn) antibody comprising a light chain variable region (VL) and a heavy chain variable region (VH), wherein the antibody binds to human FcRn;wherein the VL comprises:
(i) a VL CDR1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:14;
(ii) a VL CDR2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:15; and
(iii) a VL CDR3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:12 or SEQ ID NO:13; and
wherein the VH comprises:
(i) a VH CDR1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:22;
(ii) a VH CDR2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:23; and
(iii) a VH CDR3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:24.
US Pat. No. 10,479,849

LOW EMISSION PROPYLENE-BASED POLYMER RESINS

BRASKEM AMERICA, INC., P...

1. A propylene-based polymer resin comprising:a volatile organic compound content no greater than 125 ppm;
a semi-volatile organic compound content no greater than 500 ppm; and
a C36 oligomeric content no greater than 250 ppm, wherein the propylene-based polymer resin is produced utilizing a Ziegler-Natta catalyst.

US Pat. No. 10,484,987

OPERATION REQUEST GENERATING METHOD, DEVICE, AND SYSTEM

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

2. A packet processing method, the method comprising:receiving, by a receiving device, a first operation request that requests performance of an operation on a first packet, wherein the first operation request includes first assignment content and information indicating a first assignment location, wherein the first assignment location is a location in the first packet, wherein the first assignment content is data assigning a value to the first assignment location, and wherein the first operation request is described in a first description language recognizable to the receiving device; and
determining, by the receiving device according to the information indicating the first assignment location, an identifier of a first field corresponding to the first assignment location, wherein the information indicating the first assignment location includes an identifier of a type of a first packet header, a first offset, and a first length, wherein the first packet header is a packet header in the first packet, and wherein the first offset is an offset relative to a start location of the first packet header, and wherein the determining the identifier of the first field corresponding to the first assignment location comprises:
determining the type of the first packet header according to the identifier of the type of the first packet header; and
determining the identifier of the first field according to a format of the first packet header, the first offset, and the first length, wherein the first field is a field in the first packet header, and wherein the format of the first packet header is determined according to the type of the first packet header.

US Pat. No. 10,484,986

METHODS OF TWO-STAGE SCHEDULING IN DOWNLINK CONTROL CHANNEL

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A method comprising:monitoring a basic downlink control information (DCI) over a physical layer signaling from a base station by a user equipment (UE) in a mobile communication network;
decoding the basic DCI having a predefined basic DCI size using blind detection, wherein the basic DCI carries basic scheduling information;
monitoring an extended DCI over the physical layer signaling; and
decoding the extended DCI, wherein the extended DCI carries extended scheduling information.

US Pat. No. 10,484,985

TERMINAL, BASE STATION, TRANSMISSION METHOD, AND RECEPTION METHOD

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A terminal comprising:a generator that generates a transmission signal repetitively over multiple subframes by multiplying, in each subframe, a signal by one of components of one sequence of a plurality of first sequences orthogonal to each other; and
a transmitter that transmits the transmission signal over the multiple subframes,
wherein
the plurality of first sequences are respectively associated with terminal IDs, and
the generator sets, as the one sequence used by the terminal, a sequence included in the plurality of first sequences and corresponding to a terminal ID indicated by a base station.

US Pat. No. 10,484,984

RESOURCE ALLOCATION METHOD AND APPARATUS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A resource allocation method comprising:receiving, by a terminal, resource allocation information from a base station, wherein the terminal supports a new system carrier, wherein the new system carrier comprises a component carrier and an extension carrier, and wherein the resource allocation information comprises a resource allocation type and indication information of a first resource block unit; and
determining, by the terminal, according to the resource allocation information and a mapping relationship between a resource block unit and a physical resource, a first physical resource corresponding to the first resource block unit,
wherein the mapping relationship between the resource block unit and the physical resource comprises a first mapping relationship and a second mapping relationship,
wherein the first mapping relationship is a mapping relationship obtained by mapping a resource block unit occupied by a first part of the component carrier to a physical resource occupied by the first part of the component carrier according to the resource allocation type and a bandwidth of the first part of the component carrier,
wherein the second mapping relationship is a mapping relationship obtained by mapping a resource block unit occupied by a first extension carrier to a physical resource occupied by the first extension carrier according to the resource allocation type, and
wherein the first extension carrier comprises the extension carrier and a remaining part of the component carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,484,983

ROBUST CONTROL CHANNEL TRANSMISSION SCHEME

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. An apparatus comprising at least one processor and at least one memory tangibly storing a computer program; wherein the at least one processor is configured with the at least one memory and the computer program to cause the apparatus to:receive signaling to configure a user equipment with multiple transmit beams each for receiving beam-specific downlink control information;
receive a beam-specific current downlink control information at the user equipment on at least one of the transmit beams, said received current downlink control information including information about beam-specific previous downlink control information transmitted to the user equipment on any of the multiple transmit beams within a predefined time window preceding a time unit in which the current downlink control information was received;
use the information about the beam-specific previous downlink control information to determine that at least one of the multiple transmit beams has been blocked;
determine from the information that reception by the user equipment of at least a predefined minimum number of the previous downlink control information transmitted to the user equipment on any given one of the multiple transmit beams within the predefined time window has failed; and
report each of the multiple transmit beams that have been determined to be blocked.

US Pat. No. 10,484,982

REDUCTION OF CRC FIELD IN COMPACT DCI MESSAGE ON M-PDCCH FOR LOW COST MTC DEVICES

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A terminal device for use in a wireless telecommunications system, the terminal device comprising:a receiver;
a transmitter; and
processing circuitry; wherein
the receiver is configured to:
receive a first control message from a base station, the first control message indicating a radio resource for use by at least one of the receiver and transmitter to exchange a signal with the base station and the first control message comprising a code generated on the basis of an identifier of an intended terminal device and a value of a time-dependent parameter at a transmission time of the first control message, the intended terminal device being a terminal device intended for exchanging the signal with the base station; and
receive a non-acknowledgement message from the base station as part of a second control message from the base station, the second control message indicating a radio resource for use by the transmitter in re-transmitting the signal to the base station and the second control message comprising a code generated using the identifier of the intended terminal device and a value of the time-dependent parameter at a transmission time of the second control message, the value of the time-dependent parameter at the transmission time of the second control message being different to the value of the time dependent parameter at the transmission time of the first control message so that the code of the second control message is different to the code of the first control message, and
the processing circuitry is configured to:
attempt to perform a predetermined process using the code of the first control message, an identifier of the terminal device and the value of the time-dependant parameter at the transmission time of the first control message;
if the predetermined process using the code of the first control message is not successfully completed, disregard the first control message;
if the predetermined process using the code of the first control message is successfully completed, control at least one of the receiver and transmitter to exchange a signal with the base station using the radio resource indicated by the first control message;
attempt to perform the predetermined process using the code of the second control message, the identifier of the terminal device and the value of the time-dependant parameter at the transmission time of the second control message;
if the predetermined process using the code of the second control message is not successfully completed, determine that the received non-acknowledgement message is not readable; and
if the predetermined process using the code of the second control message is successfully completed, determine that the received non-acknowledgement message is readable.

US Pat. No. 10,484,981

DECODING DOWNLINK CONTROL CHANNELS FOR 5G WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

1. A receiver device, comprising:a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
receiving a downlink control transmission comprising control channel information that facilitates scheduling a subsequent data channel transmission, wherein it is unknown by the receiver device whether the subsequent data channel comprises one codeword or two codewords;
determining contextual information related to the subsequent data channel transmission, based on a previous data channel transmission, wherein the contextual information comprises a location of the receiver device relative to a network node device;
predicting a number of codewords that the subsequent data channel transmission comprises based on the contextual information, resulting in a predicted number of codewords, wherein the predicting comprises determining a probability that the number of codewords is two, the determining the probability comprising determining whether the location of the receiver device relative to the network node device is within a defined range; and
decoding the downlink control transmission based on the predicted number of codewords.

US Pat. No. 10,484,980

LINK LAYER SERVICE PLATFORM

Marvell International Ltd...

1. An apparatus comprising:a first radio to transmit and receive based on a first wireless protocol;
a second radio to transmit and receive based on a second wireless protocol, wherein the second wireless protocol is different than the first wireless protocol; and
a controller to
use the first radio to assist communications via the second radio including causing the first radio to at least one of transmit or receive one or more control frames associated with the second wireless protocol using the first wireless protocol,
use information received via the first radio using the first wireless protocol to control a beamforming training process carried out via the second radio using the second wireless protocol,
use the information to reduce a number of antenna sectors to sweep during the beamforming training process, and
cause the second radio to transmit or receive one or more data frames using the second wireless protocol in accordance with the one or more control frames.

US Pat. No. 10,484,979

FAST ENHANCED COMPONENT CARRIER ACTIVATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:receiving signaling indicative of a carrier aggregation (CA) configuration comprising a first component carrier (CC) and a second CC, wherein the first CC comprises a primary carrier utilizing a licensed frequency bandwidth and the second CC comprises a secondary carrier utilizing an unlicensed frequency bandwidth;
receiving a control signal on the licensed frequency bandwidth of the first CC that indicates a channel availability on the unlicensed frequency bandwidth of the second CC;
receiving a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) message on the first CC, wherein the PDCCH message schedules resources of the second CC, wherein a duration of transmission time intervals (TTIs) in the second CC is shorter than a duration of TTIs in the first CC of the first CC, and wherein the PDCCH message is transmitted in a first TTI of the first CC and assigns a TTI of the second CC that at least partially overlaps in time with a subsequent TTI of the first CC, the subsequent TTI of the first CC being subsequent to the first TTI of the first CC; and
monitoring the second CC in response to the received control signal.

US Pat. No. 10,484,978

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF OPERATING MULTIPLE TIME ALIGNMENT TIMERS IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM SUPPORTING CARRIER AGGREGATION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for operating time alignment timers (TATs) of a user equipment (UE) transmitting/receiving data to/from an evolved node B (eNB) on a primary cell (PCell) and at least one secondary cell (SCell), the method comprising:receiving, from the eNB, first timing advance (TA) information associated with a primary timing advance group (PTAG) which is a group of serving cells having a same uplink timing and includes the PCell;
starting or restarting a first TAT associated with the PTAG based on the first TA information;
receiving, from the eNB, second TA information associated with a secondary timing advance group (STAG) which is a group of serving cells having a same uplink timing and does not include the PCell;
starting or restarting a second TAT associated with the STAG based on the second TA information;
receiving downlink data on at least one serving cell in the STAG;
identifying whether the first TAT associated with the PTAG is running and whether the second TAT associated with the STAG is running;
delivering hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) positive or negative acknowledgement (ACK/NACK) information corresponding to the downlink data received on the at least one serving cell in the STAG to a physical (PHY) layer of the UE, in case that the second TAT associated with the STAG expires and the first TAT associated with the PTAG is running; and
flushing all HARQ buffers for all serving cells in the PTAG and the STAG, in case that the first TAT associated with the PTAG expires and the second TAT associated with the STAG is running or expires.

US Pat. No. 10,484,967

COMMUNICATION METHOD, NETWORK DEVICE, AND TERMINAL DEVICE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A communication method, comprising:receiving, by a network device of a first communications standard, a suspension notification message sent by a terminal device, the suspension notification message notifies the network device that the terminal device is to leave a network of the first communications standard and further notifies the network device to listen to a network of a second communications standard, wherein the network of the first communications standard carries data services and the network of the second communications standard carries voice services; and
suspending, by the network device according to the suspension notification message, transmission of scheduling information to the terminal device, and suspending detection of measurement information sent by the terminal device.

US Pat. No. 10,484,954

SYNCHRONIZATION FOR WIDEBAND COVERAGE ENHANCEMENT

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:receiving, by a user equipment (UE), a primary synchronization signal (PSS) and a secondary synchronization signal (SSS) in a first subframe of a frame,
wherein, in the first subframe, the SSS is received in a symbol of the first subframe that is after a symbol of the first subframe in which the PSS is received, and after a set of symbols of the first subframe in which a set of other synchronization signals is received, and
wherein, in a second subframe of the frame, the SSS is received in a symbol of the second subframe that is before a symbol of the second subframe in which the PSS is received; and
synchronizing, by the UE, with a base station based at least in part on the PSS and the SSS received in the first subframe.

US Pat. No. 10,484,934

NETWORK DISCOVERY FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication at a user equipment (UE), comprising:establishing an application layer connection between the UE and a server;
receiving, from the server and over the application layer connection, network search information comprising timing information for a radio access network, the network search information based at least in part on a location of the UE;
determining, based at least in part on the network search information, a set of available frequencies associated with available radio access networks;
selecting one or more frequencies from the set of available frequencies for the UE to scan based at least in part on the determining;
scanning the selected one or more frequencies to perform a network search; and
connecting to the radio access network based at least in part on the network search.

US Pat. No. 10,484,933

NETWORK ENTITY FOR MANAGING COMMUNICATIONS TOWARDS A USER ENTITY OVER A COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Deutsche Telekom AG, Bon...

1. A network entity for managing communications towards a user entity over a communication network, the network entity having:an access domain selector, collocated to the network entity, for determining an access domain of the user entity upon a basis of user entity specific data;
wherein an access domain selector implemented on a hardware processor;
a storage collocated to the network entity; and
an IP Multimedia Subsystem application server, collocated to the network entity and separate from the access domain selector, for providing the user entity specific data, configured to
transmit a request, via an Sh interface according to the IP Multimedia Subsystem, for the user entity specific data towards a home subscriber server;
receive the user entity specific data from the home subscriber server upon transmitting the request; and
store the user entity specific data in the storage,
wherein the access domain selector is further configured to
retrieve the user entity specific data upon receiving a session initiation protocol request, the session initiation request requesting to establish a communication link towards the access domain serving the user entity for an incoming session;
refer to the storage of the application server to obtain the user entity specific data; and
when the user entity specific data is unavailable from the storage, query the user entity specific data from the home subscriber server;
wherein the application server is an IP Multimedia Subsystem multimedia telephony service application server;
wherein the access domain selector is an IP Multimedia Subsystem access domain selector configured as a service centralization and continuity application server; and
wherein the user entity specific data comprises:
repository data according to the IP Multimedia Subsystem technology,
a network identifier, wherein the network identifier is a visitor location register number,
voice support information indicating whether the access domain supports a voice service within a packet-switched access domain,
information relating to a communication status of the user entity, the communication status indicating whether the user entity is in a busy status, an idle status, a non-available status, or a non-network registered status,
type information indicating a type of the access domain, the type of the access domain indicating a packet-switched access domain or a circuit-switched access domain, and
a user entity identifier, wherein the user entity identifier is an International Mobile Subscriber Identity.

US Pat. No. 10,484,928

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING OPERATOR SPECIFIC SERVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a terminal, comprising:determining whether an operator restricted service is required;
identifying whether an indicator is received if the operator restricted service is required, wherein the indicator indicates that the operator restricted service is supported;
if the indicator is received:
accessing an operator network that offers the operator restricted service based on the indicator, and
receiving at least one of a profile, a credential, or subscriber identity module (SIM) information based on the operator restricted service in response to accessing the operator network; and
if the indicator is not received, indicating no service to a user,
wherein the terminal is an unauthenticated terminal without a provisioning profile.

US Pat. No. 10,484,918

LOAD BALANCING IN WIRELESS NETWORKS FOR IMPROVED USER EQUIPMENT THROUGHPUT

1. A method, comprising:determining, by a system comprising a processor, an overall device traffic throughput, for cells of a sector associated with a base station device, that satisfies a defined traffic throughput criterion relating to a harmonic mean of the overall device traffic throughput for the cells of the sector, wherein the defined traffic throughput criterion is determined to be satisfied based on the harmonic mean being determined to satisfy a defined threshold value relating to the harmonic mean of the overall device traffic throughput; and
based on the overall device traffic throughput for the cells, determining, by the system, whether to adjust an operational characteristic associated with a cell of the cells to facilitate adjusting a distribution of device traffic among the cells of the sector.