US Pat. No. 10,507,793

ALARM, SAFETY DEVICE AND DEVICE FOR EXPELLING ATTACKERS FOR MOTOR VEHICLES

1. An alarm, safety device and device for expelling attackers for motor vehicles, used to protect a stopped, parked, or moving motor vehicle and its occupants being in the stopped, parked or moving motor vehicle comprising: a sound alarm, a lighting alarm, a surveillance camera inside the motor vehicle, for face recognition of a non-authorized driver, a remote system for sending information to a police authority, a smoke release system, surveillance cameras and sensors installed within boxes at external locations of the motor vehicle, wherein the surveillance cameras are intended to monitor the external activity of said motor vehicle, the images as received by said surveillance cameras are analyzed in real time by an internal processing center, provided with an artificial intelligence processor, processing images by a public domain algorithm, using deep learning with an open source neural network, trained for recognizing weapons, wherein images are processed by an open source library, where they are transformed into data matrices which are submitted to the open source neural network that recognizes the weapons, wherein when the artificial intelligence processor recognizes the presence of a weapon in the hands of a person who is near said motor vehicle, and, when detecting violent behavior, the alarm safety device enters a protection mode and starts steps to protect the occupants of the motor vehicle, by issuing a sound alarm, a lighting alarm, by using a horn and lights of the motor vehicle, and activating smoke release devices, jointly installed with the surveillance cameras and the sensors, wherein a smoke curtain is released by a tube towards said person, repelling an attack/robbery and causing said person to evade, simultaneously with the recording of images received by the surveillance cameras and remote remittance of said images and a location of the motor vehicle using a global positioning system (GPS) to the police authority, informing occurrence and publishing location information on an encrypted open code data network.

US Pat. No. 10,507,783

ADAPTIVE BACKUP STRUCTURE FOR AIRBAG SUPPORT

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

1. A vehicle comprising:a driver seat;
a passenger seat;
a display mounted on a dashboard positioned in front of the passenger seat, the display movable between a first position flush with the dashboard and a second position angled toward the driver seat; and
an airbag system comprising an airbag cushion configured to deploy into a space between the passenger seat and the display, the airbag cushion further configured to inflate in a controlled manner that pushes the display from the second position to the first position.

US Pat. No. 10,507,442

VARIABLE FLOW-THROUGH CAVITATION DEVICE

Cavitation Technologies, ...

1. A variable flow-through cavitation device, comprising:an elongated housing having an inlet and an outlet defining a flowpath;
a rotatable shaft disposed along a central axis of the elongated housing;
a variable multi-jet nozzle disposed in the flowpath, wherein the variable multi-jet nozzle comprises a movable disk abutting against a stationary disk, wherein the movable disk is fixedly secured to the rotatable shaft and freely rotatable relative to the elongated housing, wherein the stationary disk is fixedly secured to the elongated housing and the rotatable shaft passes freely through the stationary disk; and
a plurality of first channels through the movable disk and a plurality of second channels through the stationary disk that when aligned together form through channels in the variable multi-jet nozzle, wherein an alignment of the plurality of first channels with the plurality of second channels is variable depending upon a degree of rotation of the rotatable shaft, and wherein the through channels in the variable multi-jet nozzle have a complete longitudinal cross-section in the shape of a Venturi tube.

US Pat. No. 10,507,275

TUBE SET FOR A BLOOD HANDLING APPARATUS AND BLOOD HANDLING APPARATUS COMPRISING A TUBE SET

Fresenius Medical Care De...

1. An arrangement comprising:a bag containing, in solution, constituents for a dialysing fluid, a substituate, or a peritoneal solution, the constituents comprising bicarbonate in solution and calcium in solution, wherein interaction between the bicarbonate and calcium in the solution causes the precipitation of calcium carbonate particles; and
a hose set comprising a hose line having a first end, a second end, an occluding hose section, and a downstream hose section, wherein (i) the occluding hose section is configured to be inserted into an occluding hose pump of a blood treatment apparatus, (ii) the bag and the hose line are fixedly connected to one another at the first end of the hose line, or the bag and the hose line are adapted to be connected to one another with connectors, and (iii) the downstream hose section is located downstream of the occluding hose section in the hose line, the hose set further comprising:
a device for trapping the calcium carbonate particles, the device being a particle filter, situated in the downstream hose section, comprising a single inlet and a single outlet, and configured to enable fresh dialysing fluid, substituate, or a peritoneal solution to pass through while retaining particles from the fresh dialysing fluid, substituate, or peritoneal solution, thus making available, downstream of the device for trapping the calcium carbonate particles, (1) dialysing fluid or substituate for an extracorporeal blood treatment, or (2) a peritoneal solution for peritoneal dialysis, wherein a hose line section downstream and leading away from the device for trapping the calcium carbonate particles includes the second end of the hose line;
a device for limiting overpressure in the downstream hose section when the device for trapping the calcium carbonate particles is partially or completely clogged, the device for limiting overpressure configured such that when a preset maximum overpressure is exceeded in the downstream hose section downstream of the occluding hose section and upstream of the device for trapping the calcium carbonate particles due to the partially or completely clogged device for trapping the calcium carbonate particles, a fluid connection is created in a bypass line between the downstream hose section downstream of the occluding hose section and an upstream hose section upstream of the occluding hose section, and the fluid connection is interrupted when the preset maximum overpressure is no longer exceeded; and
a dialyzer, a peritoneal catheter, or an arterial or venous blood line of an extracorporeal blood circuit, connected to the second end of the hose line, and downstream of the second end of the hose line, wherein
the downstream hose section connects the occluding hose section to the device for trapping the calcium carbonate particles, and the hose set is configured for making available dialysis fluid or substituate for an extracorporeal blood treatment or for making available a peritoneal solution for peritoneal dialysis.

US Pat. No. 10,507,098

3D PRINTER

Bao Tran, Saratoga, CA (...

1. A method of healing a skin wound, comprising:obtaining dermal cells from a donor site and preparing a live cell suspension using the dermal cells from a donor site;
inserting a supply cartridge with the live cell suspension into a pen;
imaging the skin wound using an imager;
printing onto the skin wound an acellular dermal matrix (ADM) scaffold with collagen and seeded with live cells processed from the autologous graft, wherein a processor determines a boundary of the skin wound through image processing, detects positional information of the pen, and selectively prints over the skin wound; and
securing with sutures and covering with a bandage.
US Pat. No. 10,509,024

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISTINGUISHING BLOOD COMPONENTS

LABTHROUGHPUT LLC, Monse...

1. A method for measuring concentrations of blood cell components, the method comprising:obtaining a blood sample from a subject, the blood sample comprising nucleated red blood cells (NRBCs), white blood cells (WBCs) and platelets (PLTs);
mixing the blood sample with a non-lysing aqueous solution to form a sample mixture comprising a predetermined tonicity;
passing the sample mixture through a flow cell;
emitting light towards the flow cell;
measuring an amount of light absorbed by the NRBCs;
measuring an amount of light scattered by WBCs and PLTs; and
determining a concentration of each of the NRBCs, WBCs and PLTs present in the sample mixture based on the measured amount of light absorbed by the NRBCs and scattered by the WBCs and PLTs,
wherein the sample mixture does not comprise a dye.
US Pat. No. 10,507,245

OPHTHALMIC FORMULATION AND METHOD FOR AMELIORATING PRESBYOPIA

1. An ophthalmic formulation comprising an effective amount of about 0.26% pilocarpine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, about 0.5% phenylephrine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, and about 0.003% naphazoline or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,508,269

POLYPEPTIDE HAVING A POLYESTER DEGRADING ACTIVITY AND USES THEREOF

CARBIOS, Saint-Beauzire ...

1. A nucleic acid operably linked to a heterologous promoter, said nucleic acid encoding a polypeptide having a polyester degrading activity and having at least 90% identity to the full length amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1.

US Pat. No. 10,512,201

MEMBER PREPARATION METHOD AND MEMBER PREPARATION APPARATUS

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A member preparation method comprising:a request rank determining step of determining a request member rank of a member fitted to production of a mounting board based on
board information including a mounting position of a component to be mounted on the mounting board, and
component information of the component to be mounted on the mounting board;
a fitting member extracting step of extracting a fitting member fitted to the request member rank determined in the request rank determining step in a plurality of members based on
a production plan of the mounting board, and
retained member information in which a member rank is associated with each of the plurality of the members usable in the production of the mounting board;
a use member selecting step of selecting a use member that is to be used for the production of the mounting board from the fitting member extracted in the fitting member extracting step; and
a member preparation instructing step of generating an instruction to prepare the use member selected in the use member selecting step.

US Pat. No. 10,512,179

FLEXIBLE DISPLAY DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

SHANGHAI TIANMA AM-OLED C...

1. A flexible display device, comprising:a flexible display panel;
a rigid structure having a first surface supporting the flexible display panel; and
a support structure comprising a set of support arms,
wherein the set of support arms comprises a first support arm and a second support arm, the first support arm and the second support arm have separated structures and are configured to support the rigid structure;
the rigid structure is bent at a preset angle based on a combined state of the set of support arms so that the flexible display panel supported by the rigid structure is bent at a same angle as the preset angle;
the combined state of the set of support arms comprises a first use state and a second use state, the first support arm and the second support arm are located on a same plane in the first use state, and the preset angle is formed between the first support arm and the second support arm in the second use state;
wherein the support structure further comprises: a connection member, wherein the first support arm is hinged with the second support arm via the connection member;
wherein the connection member comprises: a first sub connection member; and a second sub connection member, wherein the first sub connection member and the second sub connection member are arranged on two sides of the support structure respectively, so that the first support arm is rotatably connected to the second support arm via the first sub connection member and the second sub connection member; and
wherein each of the first sub connection member and the second sub connection member is provided with a support member, and the support member is configured to provide a fulcrum for the rigid structure so that the rigid structure is bent at the preset angle around the fulcrum.

US Pat. No. 10,512,176

GLASS DEVICE HOUSINGS

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. A portable electronic device comprising:a glass housing structure comprising:
a first housing structure defining:
a front portion formed from a glass material; and
a first portion of a sidewall having a first height and formed from the glass material; and
a second housing structure defining:
a rear portion formed from the glass material; and
a second portion of the sidewall having a second height that is different than the first height, the second portion of the sidewall attached to the first portion of the sidewall to define an all glass sidewall extending from the front portion to the rear portion; and
a display positioned within an interior volume defined by the first and second housing structures and viewable through the front portion of the first housing structure.

US Pat. No. 10,512,107

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATING THROUGH RANDOM ACCESS

KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE ...

1. A terminal comprising a processor and that performs a random access (RA) procedure with a base station and is at least temporarily embodied by the processor, the terminal comprising:a generator configured to generate a preamble sequence using a first sequence corresponding to a first root index based on a preamble index that is randomly selected;
a determiner configured to determine a second root index using the preamble index as an input value of a root index function; and
a communicator configured to transmit a transmission sequence including the preamble sequence and the tag sequence to the base station through a physical random access channel (PRACH),
wherein the generator is configured to generate a tag sequence using a second sequence corresponding to the second root index based on a tag index that is randomly selected,
wherein the generator is configured to generate the preamble sequence by cyclically shifting the first Zadoff-Chu sequence corresponding to a 1-1-th root index in response to time alignment information of the terminal having a fixed value, and to generate the preamble sequence by cyclically shifting the first Zadoff-Chu sequence corresponding to a 1-2-th root index in response to the time alignment information of the terminal having a variable value,
wherein the base station is configured to calculate a second correlation value of a second Zadoff-Chu sequence corresponding to the second root index and the transmission sequence, and to extract at least one piece of time alignment information based on the calculated second correlation value, and to determine whether a preamble collision is present based on at least one piece of the time alignment information corresponding to the tag sequence when a plurality of terminals transmit an identical preamble sequence.

US Pat. No. 10,512,073

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR IOT CONTROL CHANNEL

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus of a user equipment (UE) for narrowband Internet-of-Things (NB-IoT) communication, the apparatus comprising:a memory; and
processing circuitry configured to:
monitor a set of narrow-band physical downlink control channel (NPDCCH) candidates;
each NPDCCH received on an aggregation of one or two consecutive narrowband control channel elements (NCCEs), each narrowband control channel element corresponding to six consecutive subcarriers in a subframe,
wherein a first NCCE occupies subcarriers zero through five in a subframe and a second NCCE occupies subcarriers six through eleven in a subframe,
wherein to monitor the set of NPDCCH candidates, the processing circuitry is to attempt to decode each NPDCCH candidate in the set,
wherein if downlink control information (DCI) is detected in a candidate NPDCCH and if the DCI schedules a narrow-band physical downlink shared channel (NPDSCH), the processing circuitry is configured to:
decode the NPDCCH using a narrowband reference signal (NRS),
wherein the NRS is received in NB IoT downlink (NB-IoT DL) subframes carrying the NPDSCH,
wherein the NRS is received in NB-IoT DL subframes before the scheduled NPDSCH, and
wherein the NRS is received in NB-IoT DL subframes after the scheduled NPDSCH.

US Pat. No. 10,512,049

RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD, RADIO BASE STATION AND USER TERMINAL

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A user terminal in a radio communication system configured with a cell group including a plurality of cells, the user terminal comprising:a receiver that receives target cell information to measure a timing difference from a radio base station of a cell; and
a processor that measures, based on the target cell information, a timing difference between cells,
wherein the user terminal determines a parameter,
wherein, when the parameter is a first value, the user terminal reports the timing difference to the radio base station, and
wherein, when the parameter is a second value, the user terminal does not report the timing difference to the radio base station.

US Pat. No. 10,512,014

HANDOVER APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR AVOIDING IN-DEVICE COEXISTENCE INTERFERENCE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method, comprising:establishing a wireless connection with a User Equipment (UE) via a first system, the first system corresponding to a mobile communication system, wherein the UE supports the first system and a second system;
transmitting a first message to a Target Base Station (TBS), by a Source Base Station (SBS), wherein the first message is a handover request message, wherein the first message includes Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) information related to avoidance of In-Device Coexistence (IDC) interference of the UE, wherein the TDM information related to the avoidance of IDC interference by the UE includes TDM pattern information, wherein the TDM pattern information corresponds to information on a subframe pattern in a bitmap form;
receiving a response to the first message from the TBS, by the SBS; and
transmitting a second message to the UE, by the SBS, for handover to the TBS.

US Pat. No. 10,512,008

3GPP MMW ACCESS LINK SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE

IDAC Holdings, Inc., Wil...

1. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) comprising:a memory; and
a processor configured to:
send a measurement gap request message associated with a millimeter wave (mmW) beam measurement that includes a measurement gap requirement related to a capability associated with the WTRU or a measurement status associated with the WTRU;
receive a first measurement gap pattern associated with a wide beam measurement of a mmW serving cell and a second measurement gap pattern associated with a narrow beam measurement of a mmW neighbor cell, and wherein the first measurement gap pattern and the second measurement gap pattern co-exist within a time period; and
perform the wide beam measurement of the mmW serving cell and the narrow beam measurement of the mmW neighbor cell within the time period using the first measurement gap pattern and the second measurement gap pattern that co-exist within the time period.

US Pat. No. 10,511,974

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF IDENTIFYING POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS DEVICES DURING THE INTERACTION OF A USER WITH BANKING SERVICES

AO KASPERSKY LAB, Moscow...

1. A method for identifying potentially dangerous devices during the interaction of a user with banking services, wherein the method comprises:responsive to detecting an interaction between a user device and banking services, acquiring a digital fingerprint associated with the user device, wherein the digital fingerprint indicates at least one characteristic of the user device;
generating one or more clusters associated with the user device based on the digital fingerprint, wherein each of the one or more clusters are associated with at least one characteristic and a corresponding threat degree;
determining that the user device is a threat risk when a threat degree of a predetermined quantity of the one or more clusters is greater than a predetermined threshold, wherein at least one cluster with a threat degree higher than the predetermined threshold comprises characteristics of a firmware of the device associated with a geographic region and the user device being located in the same geographic region; and
responsive to determining that the user device is a threat risk based on the one or more generated clusters, blocking a transaction being carried out between the user device and the banking services during the interaction.

US Pat. No. 10,511,972

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND PROGRAM

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

12. A communication method, comprising:acquiring information regarding position data or an external environment of a portable communication apparatus;
determining, by control circuitry of the portable communication apparatus, whether the information satisfies a predetermined condition that indicates a secure transmission environment;
determining whether the portable communication apparatus is in a state in which communication with another portable communication apparatus is not permitted;
in response to determining that both the information satisfying the predetermined condition and the portable communication apparatus being in the state in which communication is not permitted, changing the state of the portable communication apparatus to a first state in which transmission, of first identification information of the portable communication apparatus, to the another portable communication apparatus is permitted; and
transmitting, by the control circuitry in response to determining that the information does not satisfy predetermined condition, second identification information of the portable communication apparatus to the another portable communication apparatus, wherein
the second identification information is generated according to a hash value and a random value,
the random value is changed for each predetermined time, and
the hash value is calculated according to an identity resolving key that is known by the another communication apparatus so that the second identification information is recognizable by the another communication apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,511,962

APPARATUSES, METHODS, AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS FOR PERFORMING COMMUNICATION VIA X2 INTERFACE

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A method performed by an X2 gateway apparatus in a communication system comprising the X2 gateway apparatus and a plurality of base stations, the method comprising:establishing a respective Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) association between the X2 gateway apparatus and each base station connected to the X2 gateway apparatus:
maintaining, for each base station connected to the X2 gateway apparatus, respective association information indicating a mapping of an identifier for the base station to at least one Transport Network Layer (TNL) address for the base station;
receiving, from a source base station, over an X2 interface using the SCTP association between the X2 gateway apparatus and the source base station, when the source base station's TNL address changes, an X2 message to initiate registration with the X2 gateway apparatus, the X2 message comprising said identifier for said source base station, wherein said identifier comprises an information element based on an E-UTRAN Cell Global Identifier (ECGI) of said source base station; and
updating said association information, based on information included in said X2 message to initiate registration, to reflect a mapping to at least one TNL address of the base station from which the X2 message to initiate registration originated.

US Pat. No. 10,511,958

INTELLIGENT PERSONALIZATION OF 5G TERMINALS FOR 5G AND PRE-5G SIM CARDS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method to personalize a User Equipment (UE), comprising:determining whether a subscriber identification module (SIM) card is a first network SIM card or a second network SIM card;
performing an unlock sequence for personalization based on a subscriber permanent identifier (SUPI) if the SIM card is determined to be a first network SIM card, wherein the unlock sequence comprises:
determining whether the SUPI of the first network SIM card matches with a stored SUPI that is stored in a secure file system (SFS) at the UE; and
initializing the UE to a network if the SUPI of the first network SIM card matches with the stored SUPI that is stored in the SFS at the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,511,664

MODIFYING DATA RESOURCES WITHIN PARTY-PARTITIONED STORAGE AREAS

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

18. A method of operating a server system, the method comprising:providing a physically separate storage area for each of a plurality of respective parties including a first party and a second party;
within at least one of the storage areas comprising a first storage area, storing a primary instance of a data resource of the first party;
in response to determining the second party is allowed access to the data resource of the first party, establishing a secondary copy of the data resource of the first party in a second storage area of the second party; and
when the second party modifies the data resource of the first party, modifying the primary instance of the data resource in the first storage area and propagating the modification from the primary instance to the secondary copy in the second storage area.

US Pat. No. 10,511,623

NETWORK SECURITY SYSTEM WITH REMEDIATION BASED ON VALUE OF ATTACKED ASSETS

NETFLIX, INC., Los Gatos...

12. A method comprising:determining, by one or more computing devices, that a particular host computer in a computer network is under an attack;
identifying a recommended remediation action for the attack by:
determining, based on one or more first factors, a first score associated with the attack;
determining, based on one or more second factors, a second score associated with an asset value of the particular host computer, wherein the first score is different than the second score;
determining, based on one or more third factors, a third score based on a user associated with the particular host computer, wherein the first score and the second score are different than the third score;
determining a total threat score by combining the first score, the second score, and the third score;
mapping the total threat score to a first remediation action included in from a plurality of remediation actions; and
selecting, based on the mapping, the first remediation action as the recommended remediation action; and
causing to present, on a display, a first screen that includes:
the first score collocated with a first listing identifying the one or more first factors,
the second score collocated with a second listing identifying the one or more second factors,
the third score collocated with a third listing identifying the one or more third factors,
the total threat score, and
the recommended remediation action.

US Pat. No. 10,511,593

CROSS CLOUD APPLICATION ACCESS

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A computer-implemented method for a security endpoint of a non-isolated public cloud computing environment that permits data access in accordance with a non-isolated scope, the method comprising:receiving a login request related to an application, wherein the application operates in the non-isolated public cloud computing environment, and wherein the login request corresponds to a user of the application;
sending a lookup query to a directory service, wherein the lookup query includes information related to an identity of the user;
receiving a lookup response from the directory service;
in response to the lookup response indicating that the user belongs to the non-isolated public cloud computing environment:
requesting an authentication credential from a client device of the user,
validating the authentication credential, and
in response to successful validation of the authentication credential, providing an identity token to the client device; and
in response to the lookup response indicating that the user belongs to one of a plurality of isolated sovereign cloud computing environments, redirecting the client device to a security endpoint of the one of the plurality of isolated sovereign cloud computing environments, wherein the plurality of isolated sovereign cloud computing environments restrict data access in accordance with an isolated scope.

US Pat. No. 10,511,547

MULTICAST DATA PACKET FORWARDING

New H3C Technologies Co.,...

1. A method for forwarding a multicast data packet, comprising:receiving, by a first I/O board of a Virtual eXtensible Local Area Network (VXLAN) switch, the multicast data packet from a Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN);
sending, by the first I/O board of the VXLAN switch, the multicast data packet to a fabric board of the VXLAN switch when at least one multicast group member port corresponding to the multicast data packet is a first virtual port, wherein, the first virtual port is a virtual port configured in advance for indicating that the fabric board continues to perform entry searching and multicast data packet forwarding;
receiving, by the fabric board of the VXLAN switch, the multicast data packet sent by the first I/O board;
determining, by the fabric board of the VXLAN switch, that layer 3 multicast forwarding is to be performed by the fabric board for the multicast data packet;
modifying, by the fabric board of the VXLAN switch, a source Media Access Control (MAC) address of the multicast data packet as a gateway MAC address of the VXLAN switch when a multicast group member port corresponding to the multicast data packet is a VXLAN tunnel port;
sending, by the fabric board of the VXLAN switch, the modified multicast data packet to a second I/O board corresponding to the multicast group member port on the VXLAN switch; and
receiving, by the second I/O board on the VXLAN switch, the modified multicast data packet sent by the fabric board;
adding, by the second I/O board on the VXLAN switch, a VXLAN encapsulation to the multicast data packet; and
forwarding, by the second I/O board on the VXLAN switch, the modified multicast data packet having the VXLAN encapsulation to a VXLAN.

US Pat. No. 10,511,542

MULTI-INTERFACE POWER-AWARE NETWORKING

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A device comprising:one or more processors;
a plurality of network interfaces; and
memory storing a policy store of the device that maintains application profiles for a plurality of applications stored on the device and instructions executable by the one or more processors to:
receive, from one of the plurality of applications, a request to communicate data over a network;
access a current execution state in an application profile associated with the one of the plurality of applications, the application profile associating the current execution state with network performance requirements that ensure an acceptable level of service for the one of the plurality of applications;
for each network interface of the plurality of network interfaces, obtain a connectivity profile associated with the network interface, the connectivity profile including one or more types of network connections, an expected power consumption associated with an individual type of network connection, an expected network performance associated with an individual type of network connection, and information of a current location of the device;
determine, based at least in part on the connectivity profiles obtained, an order of connectivity options that satisfy the network performance requirements for the one of the plurality of applications, wherein an individual connectivity option comprises a network interface and a type of network connection;
select a connectivity option from the order of connectivity options; and
use the network interface and the type of network connection of the selected connectivity option to communicate the data.

US Pat. No. 10,511,531

ENHANCED LENS DISTRIBUTION

Innovium, Inc., San Jose...

14. One or more non-transitory media storing instructions that, when executed by one or more computing devices, cause performance of:generating one or more folded key values from a key value, each folded key value generated by folding sub-elements of the key value together;
constructing one or more addend values based on the one or more folded key values, each addend value generated by performing operations between a folded value and individual fields of a manipulation value, the folded value being derived from a particular folded key value of the one or more folded key values;
transforming a first value by performing an addition operation between the first value and one or more addend-based values, the one or more addend-based values being derived from the one or more addend values;
forwarding a network message based on an output of a hashing function, wherein either the first value is the output of the hashing function, or the transformed first value is an input to the hashing function.

US Pat. No. 10,511,417

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR MULTI-CARRIER COMMUNICATIONS WITH VARIABLE CHANNEL BANDWIDTH

INTELLECTUAL VENTURES II ...

1. A cellular base station comprising:circuitry configured to transmit a broadcast channel in an orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) core-band, wherein the core-band includes an operating center frequency and a first plurality of subcarriers, wherein the core-band is utilized to communicate a primary preamble sufficient to enable radio operations with a mobile station via the core-band, the primary preamble comprising an OFDM symbol corresponding to a particular frequency pattern within the core-band; and
circuitry configured to transmit, after radio operations with the mobile station is established via the core-band, control and data signals to the mobile station using a variable band that includes the first plurality of subcarriers of the core-band and a second plurality of subcarriers of a sideband, and receive, after radio operations with the mobile station is established via the core-band, data signals from the mobile station via the first and second plurality of subcarriers of the variable band.

US Pat. No. 10,511,323

LOOP FILTER INITIALIZATION TECHNIQUE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

17. A system comprising:a control circuit; and
a sigma-delta analog-to-digital converter (ADC), the sigma-delta ADC including:
a summing circuit configured to output a sum signal, the sum signal being a sum of an input signal and a feedback signal;
a loop filter configured to output a filtered version of the sum signal, the loop filter including N integrators and an initialization path; and
a quantizer configured to generate a binary code based on the filtered version of the sum signal;
wherein the control circuit is configured to, during an initialization phase, cause state variables of the loop filter to be initialized with their respective steady state values, wherein initializing the loop filter includes providing an initialization voltage to an Nth integrator via the initialization path.

US Pat. No. 10,511,168

INTELLIGENT CURRENT LEAD DEVICE AND OPERATIONAL METHODS THEROF

1. A current lead device adapted to selectively provide electrical continuity and thermal continuity between at least one power source in a first temperature reservoir at a first temperature and at least one device in a second temperature reservoir at a second temperature, the current lead device comprising:a vessel having a first end and a second end, the vessel enclosing an environment,
an upper electrical connection at the first end of the vessel, the upper electrical connection having a first end disposed outside of the vessel and a second end disposed inside of the vessel, the upper electrical connection adapted to electrically connect to the at least one power source at the first end of the upper electrical connection,
an upper voltage bushing that electrically isolates the upper electrical connection from the vessel,
an upper electrical bus electrically connected to the second end of the upper electrical connection,
current elements, where each of the current elements have a first end and a second end, the first end selectively electrically engaged with the upper electrical bus,
a lower electrical bus selectively electrically engaged with the second end of the current elements,
a lower electrical connection at the second end of the vessel, the lower electrical connection having a first end disposed inside of the vessel and a second end disposed outside of the vessel, the lower electrical connection adapted to electrically connect to the at least one device at the second end of the lower electrical connection,
a lower voltage bushing that electrically isolates the lower electrical connection front the vessel,
actuators that are configured to selectively electrically engage and disengage the first ends of the current elements to the upper electrical bus and the second ends of the current elements to the lower electrical bus, and
diagnostic sensors disposed within the vessel adapted to sense properties of at least one of the upper electrical bus, the lower electrical bus, actuators, and the current elements.

US Pat. No. 10,510,630

MOLDING STRUCTURE FOR WAFER LEVEL PACKAGE

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method comprising:attaching a package assembly to a carrier substrate, the package assembly comprising a microelectronic device and a sacrificial layer, the microelectronic device comprising a contact at a first surface of the microelectronic device, the sacrificial layer covering the contact;
injecting a molding compound around the package assembly, the sacrificial layer remaining exposed after the injecting the molding compound;
forming a through via adjacent the package assembly and extending through the molding compound;
removing the sacrificial layer to expose the contact;
depositing a first dielectric layer over the molding compound, the through via, and the exposed contact; and
forming one or more redistribution lines through the first dielectric layer to be physically and electrically coupled to the through via and the contact.

US Pat. No. 10,510,265

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING AND USING KNOWLEDGE ABOUT HUMAN HEALTH

Hi.Q, Inc., Mountain Vie...

1. A network computing system implementing a health service comprising:a communication interface connecting the network computing system, over one or more wireless networks, with a health service application executing on computing devices of users of the health service;
a database storing a collection of health trivia questions pertaining to human health, wherein each respective health trivia question in the collection of health questions comprises (i) a correlative health value based on answers to the respective health question from individuals in a control group of which a health outcome is known, and (ii) a difficulty level, and wherein the collection of health trivia questions are configured to test general health knowledge of the users of the health service and not query user-specific health information of the users;
one or more processors; and
a memory storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the network computing system to:
detect, over the one or more wireless networks, initiation of a trivia session from a computing device of a user of the health service, the initiation of the trivia session corresponding to the health service application being executed on the computing device of the user;
in response to the initiation of the trivia session, obtain profile data of the user to select a plurality of health trivia questions from the collection of health trivia questions in the database, and sequentially provide, over the one or more wireless networks, the plurality health trivia questions for display on the computing device of the user via the executing health service application;
receive, sequentially over the one or more wireless networks, a corresponding response to each health trivia question of the plurality of health trivia questions from the health service application executing on the computing device of the user;
determine, for each answered health trivia question of the plurality of health trivia questions, the difficulty level for the answered health trivia question and a correctness of the corresponding response to the answered health trivia question, the correctness indicating whether the user responded to the answered health trivia question correctly or incorrectly;
based on the difficulty level of each answered health trivia question and the correctness of the corresponding response to each answered health trivia question, generate a health knowledge profile for the user, the health knowledge profile indicating a health knowledge level of the user as compared to other users of the health service;
based on (i) the health knowledge profile of the user and (ii) the correlative health value of each answered health trivia question of the plurality of health trivia questions, determine a predicted health outcome of the user, the predicted health outcome corresponding to at least one of a predicted health care cost, a predicted number of medical center visits, a predicted number of prescriptions, a predicted number of sick days, or a propensity for disease for the user over a given time frame;
based on the predicted health outcome of the user, determine a health service benefit for the user, the health service benefit corresponding to at least one of an insurance premium, an insurance deductible, a scope of insurance coverage, an insurance discount, or a health service plan; and
generate, over the one or more wireless networks, a service customer interface via the health service application executing on the computing device of the user, the service customer interface providing the user with the health service benefit determined based on the predicted health outcome of the user.

US Pat. No. 10,510,238

WATER DETECTION ASSEMBLY

HS Labs, Inc., San Anton...

1. A system, comprising:a water detection device disposed within a structure, wherein the water detection device comprises a water activated battery configured to activate upon contact with water, and wherein the water detection device is configured to output a signal indicative of a water detection event upon activation of the water activated battery; and
a tangible, non-transitory, machine-readable medium, comprising machine-readable instructions that, when executed, are configured to cause one or more processors to:
receive the signal indicative of the water detection event from the water detection device;
generate a claim for a risk mitigation policy based on the signal; and
generate a report indicative of previous water detection events detected by the water detection device after generation of the claim.

US Pat. No. 10,510,047

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CUSTODIAL EMAIL MANAGEMENT AND TRANSACTION VERIFICATION

CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC...

1. A custodial email management system comprising:at least one processor; and
at least one memory having stored thereon computer program code that, when executed by the at least one processor, controls the at least one processor to:
receive, from a first merchant, a first email directed to a single proxy email address, the single proxy email address corresponding to a plurality of account-holders, the first email comprising transaction data;
parse the transaction data from the first email to extract receipt information;
compare the receipt information to an account-holder database to identify account-holder information for a first account-holder of the plurality of account-holders, the account-holder information including a primary email address; and
send a forward email to the primary email address, the forward email comprising the receipt information from the first email.

US Pat. No. 10,510,028

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR UTILIZING TASK VALUE UNITS FOR IMAGING INTERPRETATION AND OTHER TASKS

CHANGE HEALTHCARE HOLDING...

1. An apparatus for utilizing task value units for imaging interpretation and other tasks, the apparatus comprising:task value unit association circuitry of a picture archiving and communication system (PACS) computer, the task value unit association circuitry implemented by hardware components and configured to:
for each of a plurality of different types of imaging interpretation tasks and for each of a plurality of other tasks, associate a first task value unit therewith; and
for at least some of the plurality of different types of imaging interpretation or other tasks, associate a second task value unit, different than the first task value unit, therewith,
wherein the at least some of the plurality of different types of imaging interpretation or other tasks have both first and second task value units associated therewith with the first task value unit being utilized for workload management and having a value that is based upon a first predefined criteria that relates to an anticipated time to be expended to perform the imaging interpretation or other task and the second task value unit being utilized for billing purposes and having a value that is based upon a second predefined criteria that relates to an anticipated revenue attributable to performance of the imaging interpretation or other task,
wherein the task value unit association circuitry is configured to associate the first task value unit with the imaging interpretation or other task by:
determining the first task value unit in accordance with one of a rule configuration and processing technique or a look-up technique in an instance in which a predetermined condition is satisfied; and
determining the first task value unit in accordance with a different one of the rule configuration and processing technique or the look-up technique in an instance in which the predetermined condition is not satisfied,
wherein the task value unit association circuitry is configured such that the rule configuration and processing technique and the look-up technique are utilized separately, with the task value unit association circuitry configured to determine the first task value unit by the rule configuration and processing technique without utilization of the look-up technique or alternatively by the look-up technique without utilization of the rule configuration and processing technique,
wherein the rule configuration and processing technique defines a plurality of rules with each rule including a trigger, a conditional expression and an action relating to the assignment of a task value unit to a respective task,
wherein the look-up technique defines a table storing each of a plurality of combinations of attributes associated with the respective task,
wherein the predetermined condition is based on a number of unique task value units defining how many task value units having different values are associated with the imaging interpretation or other tasks, and
wherein the task value unit association circuitry is configured to perform the rule configuration and processing technique by:
in response to occurrence of a trigger, evaluating one or more conditional expressions that depend upon one or more attributes; and
performing the action by assigning the first task value unit based upon the task value unit associated with the conditional expression that was successfully evaluated; and
task assignment circuitry of the PACS computer, the task assignment circuitry implemented by hardware components and configured to assign imaging interpretation and other tasks to a plurality of users based at least partially upon at least one of the first and second task value units associated with the respective imaging interpretation and other tasks.

US Pat. No. 10,510,020

SEMANTICS DATA PROCESSING

Bluebird Labs, Inc., Bou...

1. A system, comprising:one or more processors; and
memory that stores computer-executable instructions that, if executed, cause the one or more processors to:
process input data to identify a first feature and a second feature in the input data, the first feature and the second feature respectively corresponding to a first subset of the input data and a second subset of the input data, the first subset of input data having a first semantic type and the second subset of input data having a second semantic type;
obtain first semantic metadata for the first feature and second semantic metadata for the second feature, the first and the second semantic metadata respectively indicating a first semantic context and a second semantic context for the first feature and the second feature;
process the input data with the obtained first semantic metadata and the obtained second semantic metadata to generate a tagged set of data comprising the first subset of the input data, the second subset of the input data, the first semantic metadata, and the second semantic metadata;
process the tagged set of data to derive, based at least in part on the first semantic context and the second semantic context, a third feature corresponding to a third semantic context indicating an interdependent relationship of both the first semantic context and the second semantic context;
generate, from the tagged set of data, new data to correspond to the third feature; and
provide access to the new data.

US Pat. No. 10,509,987

LEARNING METHOD AND LEARNING DEVICE FOR OBJECT DETECTOR BASED ON RECONFIGURABLE NETWORK FOR OPTIMIZING CUSTOMERS' REQUIREMENTS SUCH AS KEY PERFORMANCE INDEX USING TARGET OBJECT ESTIMATING NETWORK AND TARGET OBJECT MERGING NETWORK, AND TESTING METHOD AND T

StradVision, Inc., Gyeon...

1. A method for learning parameters of an object detector based on a convolutional neural network (CNN) by using a target object estimating network and a target object merging network, comprising steps of:(a) a learning device, when at least one training image is acquired, (i) instructing one or more convolutional layers to generate at least one first feature map by applying one or more convolution operations to at least one first manipulated image corresponding to the training image, (ii) instructing a region proposal network (RPN) to generate one or more first object proposals corresponding to each of one or more first objects in the first manipulated image by using the first feature map, (iii) instructing a pooling layer to apply one or more pooling operations to each region, corresponding to each of the first object proposals, on the first feature map, to thereby generate at least one first pooled feature map, and (iv) instructing a fully connected layer (FC) layer to apply at least one fully connected operation to the first pooled feature map, to thereby generate first object detection information corresponding to the first objects;
(b) the learning device (i) instructing the target object estimating network to search for a (k?1)-th target region, corresponding to an area, where at least one target object is estimated as located, on a (k?1)-th manipulated image, by referring to one or more (k?1)-th object proposals on the (k?1)-th manipulated image, (ii) when a k-th manipulated image is acquired which corresponds to the (k?1)-th target region on the training image or its one or more resized images, instructing the convolutional layers to apply the convolution operations to the k-th manipulated image, to thereby generate a k-th feature map, (iii) instructing the RPN to generate one or more k-th object proposals corresponding to each of k-th objects on the k-th manipulated image by referring to the k-th feature map, (iv) instructing the pooling layer to apply the pooling operations to each region, corresponding to each of the k-th object proposals, on the k-th feature map, to thereby generate at least one k-th pooled feature map, and (v) instructing the FC layer to apply the fully connected operation to the k-th pooled feature map, to thereby generate k-th object detection information corresponding to the k-th objects, by increasing k from 2 to n, where n is a positive integer greater than 2; and
(c) the learning device (i) instructing the target object merging network to generate merged object proposals by merging the first object proposals to the n-th object proposals, and generate merged object detection information by merging the first object detection information to the n-th object detection information, and (ii) instructing an FC loss layer to generate one or more FC losses by referring to the merged object detection information and its corresponding ground truth (GT), to thereby learn at least part of parameters of the FC layer and the convolutional layers by backpropagating the FC losses.

US Pat. No. 10,509,849

USER INTERFACE NAVIGATION SYSTEM AND METHOD

CHANGE HEALTHCARE HOLDING...

1. A user interface navigation system comprising:a memory device configured to maintain, for a web page, a label for the respective web page, an address for the respective web page and data associated with the respective web page;
wherein the data comprises data previously submitted by a user in conjunction with the respective web page;
user input circuitry configured to thereafter receive a selection of a link to the web page; and
navigation circuitry configured to dynamically create and access the web page in response to the selection of the link,
wherein the navigation circuitry is configured to dynamically create the web page by accessing the label for the web page, the address for the web page and the data associated with the web page from the memory device, create breadcrumb text based on the label to supplement a hyperlink trail to the web page and obtain content for the web page from a location identified by the address and in accordance with the data, wherein the breadcrumb text identifies the web page but is not actuable,
wherein the navigation circuitry is configured to access the web page by causing the web page including the content that has been obtained to be displayed; and
wherein the content is supplemented in accordance with the data previously submitted by the user in conjunction with the web page.

US Pat. No. 10,509,806

RECOMMENDATION ENGINE FOR AGGREGATED PLATFORM DATA

Accenture Global Solution...

1. A computer-implemented method performed by at least one processor, the method comprising:receiving, by the at least one processor, data generated by a plurality of individual platforms associated with a super-platform, wherein the data includes an instance of the data generated by each respective platform of the plurality of individual platforms, and wherein each instance of the data generated by each respective platform is associated with a same end-user of the plurality of individual platforms, at least one individual platform being added and the super-platform dynamically adapting to the at least one individual platform by determining how a respective instance of the data provided by the at least one individual platform fits into a semantic data model that describes previously ingested data from other individual platform;
analyzing, by the at least one processor, the data to determine a time-based correlation between: i) a first activity of the end-user indicated by a first instance of the data that is generated by a first platform of the plurality of individual platforms, and ii) a second activity of the end-user indicated by a second instance of the data that is generated by a second platform of the plurality of individual platforms;
determining, by the at least one processor, one or more recommendations for the end-user based at least partly on the time-based correlation between the first activity and the second activity; and
providing, by the at least one processor, the one or more recommendations for presentation to the end-user.

US Pat. No. 10,509,698

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DATA ENCODING AND DECODING USING A STANDARDIZED DATA STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL PROTOCOL

Goke US Research Laborato...

1. A block I/O device, configured to encode data, comprising:a controller configured to retrieve an encode command issued by a host processor, the controller coupled to the host processor and a host memory by a high-speed data bus, the encode command retrieved in accordance with a standardized data storage and retrieval protocol, to cause the data to be encoded in accordance with an encoding algorithm, and to provide a completion queue entry into a completion queue upon completion of the encoding; and
a memory coupled to the controller for storing the encoding algorithm to encode the data;
wherein the memory further stores an encoding algorithm index, the encoding algorithm index for associating one or more encoding algorithms stored in the memory with one or more encoding algorithm index values, respectively, wherein the controller is configured to cause the data to be encoded using a first encoding algorithm identified in the encoding algorithm index in accordance with a first encoding algorithm index value specified by the encode command.

US Pat. No. 10,509,639

AUTOMATIC SOFTWARE-UPDATE FRAMEWORK

Rimini Street, Inc., Las...

1. Non-transitory, computer-readable storage media storing information that, when executed by one or more computing devices, performs operations for updating software in a distributed computing environment comprising:automatically determining, by an automated task manager running in a client environment of one or more client devices, whether a task is queued up by sending a request to a secure account stored on a secure network-accessible server in a server environment;
receiving, based on the determining, the task from the secure network accessible server hosting the secure account, wherein the task is received by the task manager running in the client environment and wherein the task includes an update to be applied to a software program running in the client environment;
routing the task to one or more handler programs that are running in the client environment and that update the software program by:
creating a before-update folder and an after-update folder in the client environment;
populating the before-update folder with a first version of the software pro-gram that is to be updated;
populating the after-update folder with a second version of the software pro-gram that is to be updated and that is substantially similar to the first version of the software program;
transforming the second version of the software program into an updated software program by transforming the second version of the software program to include the update;
generating a data set by comparing the first version of the software program in the before-update folder to the updated software program in the after-update folder and by identifying one or more differences between the first version and the second version, the one or more differences being included in the data set, which does not include the first version and the second version of the software program, and
transmitting the data set to the secure network-accessible server in the server environment;
generating by the one or more handler programs a message that describes whether the task was successfully completed;
communicating the message from the one or more handler programs to the task manager; and
sending the message to the secure network-accessible server to provide a status of the task.

US Pat. No. 10,509,584

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USING HIGH PERFORMANCE STORAGE WITH TUNABLE DURABILITY

NUTANIX, INC., San Jose,...

1. A method comprising:transferring data from a shared storage space to a local virtual disk based upon determining that the data is located in the shared storage space, wherein the transferring comprises:
identifying an access range from an access data structure corresponding to the data;
determining, based upon a first value of the access range, that the data is not in use;
setting the first value to a second value indicating that the data is in use during the transfer; and
resetting the second value to the first value after the transfer.

US Pat. No. 10,509,567

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MIGRATING STORAGE WHILE IN USE

NUTANIX, INC., San Jose,...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a storage space transfer system, a request to transfer first data from a first storage space to a second storage space;
receiving, by the storage space transfer system, a write request during the transfer of the first data to write second data to a location;
determining, by the storage space transfer system, from an access data structure that the location is not in use;
determining, by the storage space transfer system, from a location data structure whether the location is in the first storage space or the second storage space; and
writing, by the storage space transfer system, the second data in the first storage space if the location is in the first storage space or in the second storage space if the location is in the second storage space.

US Pat. No. 10,509,144

TWO-DIMENSIONAL SQUARE-LATTICE PHOTONIC CRYSTAL BASED ON CROSS RODS AND ROTATED HOLLOW SQUARE RODS

SHENZHEN UNIVERSITY, She...

1. A 2D square-lattice PhC based on cross rods and rotated hollow square rods, comprising:a high-refractive-index dielectric rod, a cross plate dielectric rod and a low-refractive-index background dielectric rod; said PhC structure is formed by unit cells arranged according to square-lattices; the lattice constant of said square-lattice PhC is a; the unit cell of said square-lattice PhC includes a high-refractive-index rotated hollow square rod, a cross plate dielectric rod and a background dielectric; the outer contour of said hollow square rod is a first rotated square rod with the rotated angle ? of 45° to 65° and a side length b of 0.6 a to 0.75 a; the cross section of the hollow part of said hollow square rod is a second rotated square rod with the rotated angle ? of 25° to 50° and the side length c of 0.33 a to 0.5 a; said first rotated square rod is connected with said cross plate dielectric rod; said cross plate dielectric rod is located in the middle of the square edge of the square-lattice; plate dielectric rods of said cross plate dielectric rod in the horizontal and vertical directions have different widths; the width d of said plate dielectric rod in the horizontal direction is 0.01 a to 0.03 a; and the width e of said plate dielectric rod in the vertical direction is 0.01 a to 0.03 a.

US Pat. No. 10,509,108

OPTICAL LENS HAVING A HIGH REFRACTIVE INDEX FOR ROBUSTNESS TO LIQUID IMMERSION

1. A device, comprising:a package having a first opening;
a first beam shaper optic coupled to the package and covering the first opening, the first beam shaper optic configured to operate in a first environment having a first refractive index and in a second environment having a second refractive index, the first refractive index being smaller than the second refractive index, the first beam shaper optic having a third refractive index that is greater than the second refractive index, the third refractive index being greater than 2; and
a light source in the package and aligned with the first beam shaper optic.

US Pat. No. 10,509,069

INSPECTION DEVICE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. An inspection device provided on a mounting machine that picks up a component supplied from a component supply device and mounts the component on a board, the inspection device comprising:a pair of measuring elements configured to measure electrical characteristics of the component by sandwiching the component between a pair of opposing surfaces by being brought closer to each other in a first direction, and to release the component from the pair of opposing surfaces by being separated from each other; and
an air supply device configured to, in a case in which the pair of measuring elements are separated, supply air to at least one of the pair of opposing surfaces, wherein
the air supply device includes an air passage with an opening facing the one of the pair of opposing surfaces, and
the air passage includes a jetting passage that extends in a second direction that is inclined with respect to the first direction as it approaches the one of the pair of opposing surfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,508,828

SPLITTER AND SOUND ATTENUATOR INCLUDING THE SAME

S.I.PAN, Gyeonggi-do (KR...

1. A splitter comprising:a first sound absorber;
a second sound absorber;
a perforated plate member interposed between the first sound absorber and the second sound absorber; and
an outer frame surrounding the first sound absorber, the second sound absorber and the perforated plate member;
wherein the perforated plate member has a fundamental resonance frequency (fp0) of 125 Hz or less, which is calculated according to the follow equations:

wherein
D: Flexural rigidity of the perforated plate member,
h: Thickness of the perforated plate member,
?: Volume density of the perforated plate member,
?: Poisson's ratio of the perforated plate member,
?: Porosity (ratio of a total cross-sectional area of pores to a cross-sectional area of the perforated plate member),
r: Radius of pores,
La: Horizontal pitch between pores,
Lb: Vertical pitch between pores,
Lx: Horizontal length of the perforated plate member, and
Ly: Vertical length of the perforated plate member.

US Pat. No. 10,508,758

REINFORCEMENT ASSEMBLY FOR A BRACKET OF A SPENT FUEL POOL

GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy...

1. A reinforcement assembly for a bracket configured to constrain a cooling pipe of a spent fuel pool of a nuclear reactor, comprising:a base structure defining a pair of back slots, a pair of angled slots, a pair of side slots, and a pair of front slots;
a pair of back boss structures configured to slidably engage with the pair of back slots of the base structure;
a pair of pipe boss structures configured to slidably engage with the pair of angled slots of the base structure;
a pair of side clamps configured to slidably engage with the pair of side slots of the base structure, each of the pair of side clamps defining a vertical slot;
a pair of vertical clamps configured to slidably engage with the vertical slot of each of the pair of side clamps; and
a pair of front clamps configured to slidably engage with the pair of front slots of the base structure.

US Pat. No. 10,508,502

POLYCRYSTALLINE DIAMOND COMPACT

US SYNTHETIC CORPORATION,...

1. A polycrystalline diamond compact, comprising:a polycrystalline diamond table, at least an unleached portion of the polycrystalline diamond table including:
a plurality of diamond grains bonded together via diamond-to-diamond bonding to define interstitial regions, the plurality of diamond grains exhibiting an average grain size of about 50 ?m or less; and
a catalyst including cobalt, the catalyst occupying at least a portion of the interstitial regions;
wherein the unleached portion of the polycrystalline diamond table exhibits a coercivity of about 115 Oe to about 250 Oe;
wherein the unleached portion of the polycrystalline diamond table exhibits a specific permeability less than about 0.10 G·cm3/g·Oe; and
a substrate bonded to the polycrystalline diamond table along an interfacial surface, the interfacial surface exhibiting a substantially planar topography;
wherein a lateral dimension of the polycrystalline diamond table is about 0.8 cm to about 1.9 cm.

US Pat. No. 10,508,448

TILE AND METHOD OF PRODUCTION

8. A method of constructing a lightweight tile, the method comprising:providing a dry mixture comprising cement in the amount of 21%-32% by weight, cellulous in the amount of 2%-6% by weight, and perlite powder in the amount of 2%-6% by weight;
blending said dry mixture with water in the amount of 56%-72% by weight, thereby providing a tile composition;
removing excess water from the tile composition;
forming said composition into the shape of a tile;
pressing said tile shape at a pressure; and
allowing the tile shape to air dry at a temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,508,437

UTILITY MATERIALS INCORPORATING A MICROPARTICLE MATRIX FORMED WITH A SETTING AGENT

Ashtech Industries, LLC, ...

1. A utility material comprising:a wallboard having a first facing membrane and a second facing membrane; and
a core matrix disposed between the first facing membrane and the second facing membrane, wherein the core matrix includes:
a plurality of microparticles having an outer shell and a hollow interior, and at least one binder;
wherein the at least one binder is excluded from the hollow interior;
wherein the hollow interior is filled with a gas; and
wherein the plurality of microparticles are from about 10 microns to about 1500 microns in size.

US Pat. No. 10,508,264

CELL CULTURE METHOD USING BONE MARROW-LIKE STRUCTURE, AND POROUS POLYIMIDE FILM FOR HEALING BONE INJURY SITE

UBE INDUSTRIES, LTD., Ya...

1. A method of inducing differentiation from bone marrow cells derived from a mammal to hematocytes, comprising:(1) applying a first cell group consisting of the bone marrow cells to a porous polyimide film and culturing it;
(2) applying a second cell group consisting of the bone marrow cells to the porous polyimide film after the culturing in step (1), and culturing it; and
(3) adding a differentiation-inducing accelerating substance to the porous polyimide film after the culturing in step (2), and culturing, to accelerate differentiation from the bone marrow cells to the hematocytes,
wherein the porous polyimide film has a three-layer structure consisting of an A-surface layer having a plurality of pores, a B-surface layer having a plurality of pores, and a macro-void layer sandwiched between the two surface layers,
a mean pore size in the A-surface layer is smaller than a mean pore size in the B-surface layer, and
the macro-void layer has a partition bonded to the A-surface layer and the B-surface layer, and a plurality of macro-voids surrounded by the partition, the A-surface layer, and the B-surface layer.

US Pat. No. 10,508,013

METHOD FOR CLEANING AN ON-LOAD TOP CHANGER, AND ON-LOAD TAP CHANGER

MASCHINENFABRIK REINHAUSE...

1. A method of cleaning an on-load tap changer in a control transformer, where the on-load tap changer comprises a movable contact and a fixed contact, the method comprising the steps of sequentially:generating a switching signal for actuating the on-load tap changer;
thereafter checking at least one cleaning parameter; and
thereafter generating a cleaning signal as a function of the switching signal and in a manner depending on the result of the checking of the one cleaning parameter;
thereafter rubbing the movable contact against the fixed contact in a manner determined by the cleaning signal; and
thereafter actuating the on-load tap changer as a function of the switching signal.

US Pat. No. 10,508,012

UNIVERSAL SYNCHRONIZED CAPPING MACHINE

PSR AUTOMATION INC., Sha...

1. An apparatus for automatically applying threaded caps to threaded necks of containers of varying designs comprising:a. a cap delivery module comprising a cap chute, and a cap foot adapted to present caps to the top of the container;
b. a container conveyor module comprising a horizontally oriented conveyor driven by a first motor coupled to a first shaft, said horizontally oriented conveyor having a first side and a second side, a first gripper belt assembly mounted adjacent the first side of said horizontally oriented conveyor, a second gripper belt assembly mounted adjacent the second side of said horizontally oriented conveyor, each of said first and second gripper belt assemblies comprising a lower vertically oriented gripper belt and an upper vertically oriented gripper belt, a second motor coupled to a second shaft and adapted to simultaneously drive the lower vertically oriented gripper belt and the upper vertically oriented gripper belt, and a third motor coupled to a third shaft adapted to alter the distance between the lower vertically oriented gripper belt and an upper vertically oriented gripper belt, said conveyor module further comprising a fourth motor coupled to a fourth shaft operable to alter the distance between the first gripper belt assembly and the second gripper belt assembly;
c. a modular torque assembly comprising a fifth motor and a fifth shaft for adjusting the height of the modular torque assembly relative to the horizontally oriented conveyor of the container conveyor module, a cap restraint, and at least one torque module comprising a first torque unit and a second torque unit, each of said first and second torque units comprising a sixth motor and a torque wheel coupled to the sixth motor by a sixth shaft driven by the sixth motor, said at least one torque module further comprising a seventh motor coupled to a seventh shaft adapted to alter the distance between the torque wheels of the first and second torque units; and
d. a controller operated under program control adapted to independently and automatically control the operation of the first motor to control the speed of the horizontally oriented conveyor, the second motor of the first gripper belt assembly to control the speed of the lower vertically oriented gripper belt and the upper vertically oriented gripper belt of the first gripper belt assembly, the second motor of the second gripper belt assembly to control the speed of the lower vertically oriented gripper belt and the upper vertically oriented gripper belt of the second gripper belt assembly, the third motor of the first gripper belt assembly to control the distance between the lower vertically oriented gripper belt and an upper vertically oriented gripper belt of the first gripper belt assembly, the third motor of the second gripper belt assembly to control the distance between the lower vertically oriented gripper belt and an upper vertically oriented gripper belt of the second gripper belt assembly, the fourth motor to control the distance between the first gripper belt assembly and the second gripper belt assembly, the fifth motor to control the height of the modular torque assembly relative to the horizontally oriented conveyor of the container conveyor module, the sixth motor of the first torque unit of said at least one torque module to control the speed and torque of the wheel of said first torque unit, the sixth motor of the second torque unit of said at least one torque module to control the speed and torque of the wheel of said second torque unit, and the seventh motor to control the distance between the torque wheels of the first and second torque units.

US Pat. No. 10,507,894

SELF-RESTORING MOTION COMPENSATING MOORING SYSTEM

Jitendra Prasad, Houston...

1. A self-restoring motion compensating mooring system for a floating unit, the mooring system comprising:a floating unit;
a plurality of mooring anchors;
a plurality of top fairleads attached near the top edges of the floating unit;
a plurality of bottom fairleads attached near bottom edges of the floating unit;
a stabilizer located below the floating unit configured to lower the center of gravity of the entire system leading to greater stability;
a plurality of mooring cables passing through the respective top fairleads and the respective bottom fairleads, connected between the plurality of mooring anchors and the stabilizer;
wherein the center of gravity of the stabilizer is located directly below the center of gravity of the floating unit in the respective equilibrium positions of the floating unit and the stabilizer;
wherein external forces acting upon the floating unit and/or stabilizer, causes the stabilizer to move in the direction of the applied force relative to the position of the stabilizer under the floating unit thereby creating tension on the plurality of mooring cables;
wherein the tension created by the displacement of the stabilizer acts in the opposite direction to offset the applied force and brings the floating unit and the stabilizer back to the respective neutral equilibrium positions.

US Pat. No. 10,507,841

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SENSOR DIAGNOSTICS

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A method of controlling a ground vehicle, comprising:providing the vehicle with a first sensor configured to detect a vehicle position, a second sensor configured to detect a driven path of the vehicle, and a controller in communication with the first sensor and the second sensor, the controller being selectively operable according to a diagnostic mode;
obtaining, via the first sensor, a plurality of vehicle position coordinates during a time interval of a drive cycle;
calculating, via the controller, a first path curvature parameter based on the plurality of vehicle position coordinates;
obtaining, via the second sensor, a second path curvature parameter based on the driven path during the time interval;
comparing, via the controller, the first path curvature parameter to the second path curvature parameter; and
in response to a difference between the second path curvature and the first path curvature exceeding a threshold, automatically operating the controller according to the diagnostic mode.

US Pat. No. 10,507,766

VEHICLE OVERHEAD CLEARANCE DETECTOR

1. A vehicle overhead clearance detector comprising:a waterproof housing body having a front end, a rear end, a top side, a bottom side, a right side, and a left side;
a rotatable mounting base centrally disposed on the bottom side of the housing body, the mounting base being rotatable 360 degrees;
at least one sensor mounted within the housing body, wherein the sensor is operative to measure the overhead distance between an overhead obstruction and the sensor itself, the sensor having a reference height above ground level at which the sensor is mounted on a vehicle within the housing body;
a framed transparent cover centrally disposed across the front end in front of the sensor;
a digital camera disposed on at least the front end of the housing body at the bottom side, the digital camera being configured to capture and store a plurality of images;
a laser range finding device disposed on the housing body on at least the front end thereof at the top side, wherein the laser range finding device is a distance measurement sensor configured to use a narrowly focused infrared transmitter having a functional range for detecting objects at a distance in a range of 20 feet to 800 feet;
a visual flashing alarm disposed on the housing body;
at least one central processor unit in operational communication with the sensor, the digital camera, the laser range finding device, and the visual flashing alarm, wherein the central processor unit is accessible and operable by a driver within a passenger compartment of the vehicle, wherein the reference height of the sensor is entered into the central processor unit;
a monitor with integral speakers in operational communication with the digital camera through the central processor unit, the monitor with integral speakers being disposed within the passenger compartment of the vehicle, wherein the monitor with integral speakers is configured to display the plurality of images captured by the digital camera;
wherein the housing body and the sensor mounted within the housing body are disposed at a height above and in close proximity to a most elevated portion of the vehicle, wherein the most elevated portion of the vehicle is one of a rooftop of the vehicle and an upper end of a load carried by the vehicle atop the rooftop and alternately in a cargo carrier attached to the vehicle;
wherein the height of the most elevated portion of the vehicle is entered into the central processor unit;
wherein the central processor unit is configured to add the reference height to the overhead distance between the overhead obstruction and the sensor to determine a measured height of the overhead obstruction;
wherein the central processor unit activates the visual flashing alarm and activates an auditory alarm on the monitor with integral speakers if the measured height of the overhead obstruction is less than the height of the most elevated portion of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,507,738

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM

The Florida International...

1. An electric vehicle charging decision support system, comprising:a higher level agent, configured to be connected to an energy grid and receive a charging request from an electric vehicle and transmit the charging request to a virtual block agent;
the virtual block agent, configured to receive a respective power set-point and availability from a plurality of charging station agents and transmit a recommended energy price charged at a respective charging station to an energy service provider and the plurality of charging station agents; and
the plurality of charging station agents, configured to be connected to the energy service provider, the energy grid, and the virtual block agent,
the recommended energy price maximizing a probability of an electric vehicle agent choosing a particular charging station.

US Pat. No. 10,507,695

BIAS TIRE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION, ...

1. A bias tire comprising:a carcass, as a frame, made up of at least one ply extending between a pair of bead portions, a cord of the ply being inclined in a range of less than 90° relative to a tire equator;
a pair of sidewall portions on an outer side, in a tire radial direction, of the bead portions; and
a tread extending between the sidewall portions,
wherein a reinforcement layer formed by a plurality of cords is disposed so as to cover at least a portion of a tire circumferential edge on an inner side, in the tire radial direction, of an innermost ply of the carcass,
wherein the reinforcement layer is formed only in a tire half portion on a side where the tire circumferential edge on the inner side of the innermost ply is inclined in a way that a cord of a tire circumferential end on the inner side of the innermost ply moves away from the tire equator as the cord extends further in the tire circumferential direction towards the tire circumferential edge on the inner side of the innermost ply, and
wherein a cord of the innermost ply of the carcass extends at an angle relative to the tire equator in a range of 25° or greater to 40° or less,
wherein a width of the reinforcement layer is 5 mm or greater to 80 mm or less.

US Pat. No. 10,507,341

RESPIRATOR FILTER INTERFACE

1. A respiratory inlet apparatus configured for securement to a mask, the respiratory inlet apparatus comprising:a housing including a mask end configured to be secured to the mask, and a fitting end configured to mate with a supply fitting of an air supply system;
an exterior mating surface disposed on the fitting end, the exterior mating surface being configured as a male fitting surface to matingly accept a first type of air supply fitting configured as a female fitting, the respiratory inlet apparatus being configured to operate in a first mode when the female fitting of the first type of air supply fitting is mated to the male fitting of the fitting end of the housing;
a cavity disposed within the housing having an opening oriented toward the fitting end, the cavity of the housing including an interior mating surface configured as a female fitting to matingly accept a second type of air supply fitting having an exterior mating surface configured as a male fitting, the respiratory inlet apparatus being configured to operate in a second mode when the male fitting of the second type of air supply fitting is mated to the female fitting of the cavity of the housing;
an automatic shut-off member disposed within the cavity of the housing;
an adaptor configured to be releasably secured in the cavity of the housing, the adaptor including an adaptor cavity having an interior mating surface configured to matingly accept a third type of air supply fitting, the respiratory inlet apparatus being configured to operate in a third mode when the third type of air supply fitting is mated to the interior mating surface of the adaptor cavity; and
an automatic shut-off insert configured to be releasably secured in the adaptor cavity, the automatic shut-off insert being configured to cooperate with the automatic shut-off member to prevent flow of air through the adaptor cavity in a closed state and to allow flow of air through the adaptor cavity in an open state.

US Pat. No. 10,506,997

X-RAY DIAGNOSTIC APPARATUS

CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS COR...

1. An X-ray diagnostic apparatus, comprising:a display;
a holding device including an X-ray irradiator, an X-ray detector, and a supporter that supports the X-ray irradiator and the X-ray detector;
a bed device available to place an object on;
a gesture detecting device configured to recognize a gesture of a person; and
processing circuitry configured to
identify a current step out of steps included in a manipulation, based on at least one of the display, the X-ray irradiator, the X-ray detector, the holding device, and the bed device,
determine an operation detail based on a combination of the identified step and the recognized gesture, and
operate at least one of the display, the holding device, the bed device, a speaker and a room light according to the determined operation detail.

US Pat. No. 10,506,953

OPERATION-VERIFYING WEARABLE VAPOR SENSOR

BIOINTELLISENSE, INC., R...

1. A measuring device, the device comprising:a skin contact sensor configured to measure one or more aspects indicative of whether the measuring device is in contact with skin of a user of the measuring device;
a sweat vapor sensor configured to measure one or more properties of sweat vapor of the user, the sweat vapor sensor distinct from the skin contact sensor;
a storage device, communicatively coupled to the skin contact sensor and the sweat vapor sensor, the storage device configured to store historic readings of the skin contact sensor and historic properties of the sweat vapor corresponding to the historic readings of the skin contact sensor taken at a same time; and
a processor communicatively coupled to the skin contact sensor, the sweat vapor sensor, and the storage device, the processor configured to perform operations comprising:
selecting a subset of the historic readings of the skin contact sensor, the subset selected based on the historic properties corresponding to the subset of the historic readings indicating that a target property of the one or more properties of the sweat vapor was present when the historic readings were taken, the target property corresponding to a condition related to body chemistry of the user;
adjust a threshold to be specific to the user based on the subset of the historic readings of the skin contact sensor; and
confirm operation of the measuring device based on:
the one or more aspects indicative of whether the measuring device is in contact with the skin of the user as measured by the skin contact sensor satisfying the adjusted threshold indicating that the measuring device is in contact with the skin of the user as measured after adjusting the threshold to the adjusted threshold; and
the sweat vapor sensor receiving the sweat vapor.

US Pat. No. 10,506,936

APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR NEUROLOGIC STATUS EVALUATION USING ELECTROMAGNETIC SIGNALS

University Of Cincinnati,...

1. A biological status evaluation system, comprising:a signal generator configured to generate an electromagnetic signal at one or more frequencies;
a transmitting antenna including a transmitting antenna impedance and configured to transmit the electromagnetic signal;
a receiving antenna including a receiving antenna impedance and positioned relative to the transmitting antenna such that an evaluation space is defined between the transmitting antenna and the receiving antenna, wherein the evaluation space is configured to receive a biological tissue; and
a computing device configured to:
analyze a modulated electromagnetic signal after the transmitted electromagnetic signal propagates through the biological tissue,
calculate an evaluation parameter based on an energy difference between the transmitted electromagnetic signal and the modulated electromagnetic signal, wherein the evaluation parameter is indicative of electromagnetic absorption in the biological tissue, and is calculated by:

where:
? is the evaluation parameter,
VT is the voltage at the transmitting antenna,
VR is the voltage at the receiving antenna,
ZT(?) is the magnitude of the transmitting antenna impedance,
ZR(?) is the magnitude of the receiving antenna impedance,
?0 is a lower bound of a sampled frequency spectrum, and
?1 is an upper bound of the sampled frequency spectrum, and
generate a biological status indicator of the biological tissue based on the evaluation parameter.
US Pat. No. 10,509,319

PHOTOSENSITIVE COMPOSITION AND COLOR CONVERTING FILM

Merck Patent GmbH, Darms...

1. A photosensitive composition, comprising: at least one nanosized fluorescent material, a polymer mixture of polysiloxane and a (meth)acrylic polymer, and a wetting and dispersing additive, wherein said wetting and dispersing additive comprises a polymer unit.
US Pat. No. 10,506,781

SOYBEAN VARIETY HLL01452

BASF AGRICULTURAL SOLUTIO...

1. A seed of soybean variety HLL01452, wherein a representative sample of seed of said soybean variety is deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125951.

US Pat. No. 10,512,185

STRUCTURE FOR COMBINING CABLE AND CASING

VISION X ASIA CO., LTD., ...

1. A structure for combining a cable and a casing, the structure comprising:a screw groove provided on a front side of an inner surface of a through hole of the casing;
locking notches continuously provided on a rear side of the inner surface of the through hole;
a screw protrusion having the cable penetrating the through hole and screw-engaged with the screw groove; and
a locking protrusion provided on the cable, and having an inclined surface configured to allow the locking protrusion to move over the locking notches in a forward direction and a locking surface configured to prevent the locking protrusion from moving in a reverse direction by being engaged with the locking notches.

US Pat. No. 10,512,099

TERMINAL DEVICE, INTEGRATED CIRCUIT, AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A terminal device configured to communicate with a base station apparatus through uplink, the terminal device comprising:buffer status report (BSR)-generation circuitry configured to
trigger a BSR which is used to provide the base station apparatus with information on an amount of first link data available for transmission in a buffer of a first link which is used for communication between the terminal device and another terminal device, and
cancel the triggered BSR; and
transmission circuitry configured to perform, in a first mode or a second mode, transmission using the first link,
wherein, in the first mode, a resource for transmission of data of the first link is scheduled by the base station apparatus,
wherein, in the second mode, a resource for transmission of data of the first link is selected by the terminal device from a resource pool, and
the triggered BSR is cancelled when the second mode is configured,
wherein, in a case that the first mode is configured and a predetermined condition for triggering the buffer status report is satisfied, the buffer status report is triggered, and
wherein, in a case that the second mode is configured, the buffer status report is not triggered.

US Pat. No. 10,512,072

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING DOWNLINK CONTROL INFORMATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for monitoring downlink control information (DCI) by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:monitoring, by the UE, the DCI transmitted from a network in either a UE specific search space (USS) or a common search space (CSS); and
receiving, by the UE, downlink data based on the DCI from the network,
1) when the DCI is monitored in the USS:
wherein the downlink data includes data specified to the UE, and
wherein a size of a field related to frequency resource allocation in the DCI is determined based on an activated bandwidth part (BWP) among BWPs assigned to the UE,
2) when the DCI is monitored in the CSS:
wherein the downlink data includes at least one of remaining minimum system information (RMSI), a random access response (RAR) or a paging, and
wherein a size of a field related to frequency resource allocation in the DCI is determined based on an initial BWP among BWPs assigned to the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,512,045

COMMUNICATION DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, CONTROL METHOD, AND PROGRAM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A communication device comprising:one or more processors; and
one or more memories including instructions that, when executed by the processor(s), cause the communication device to:
receive a trigger frame including information on a plurality of resource units and an information element used for determining transmission power of the communication device from a base station; and
transmit a data signal to the base station in a resource unit designated for the communication device by the trigger frame with transmission power determined based on the information element and signal quality between the communication device and the base station,
wherein the communication device transmits the data signal with first transmission power when the signal quality is a first quality, and transmits the data signal with second transmission power higher than the first transmission power when the signal quality is a second quality lower than the first quality.

US Pat. No. 10,512,011

CONTROL NODE, NETWORK NODE, AND METHODS PERFORMED THEREIN

NEC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A network node located in a core network, the network node comprising:at least one memory that stores instructions; and
at least one processor configured to execute the instructions to:
perform mobility management and bearer management of a plurality of mobile terminals having attached to the core network;
receive a relocation command message from a control node coupled to the core network; and
perform relocation, from the network node to at least one other network node in the core network, of the mobility management and the bearer management for at least one of the plurality of mobile terminals in accordance with the relocation command message, wherein
the relocation command message contains a relocation policy, and
the relocation policy contains an identifier of the at least one other network node.

US Pat. No. 10,511,957

METHODS AND SYSTEMS OF CONFIGURING ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method of configuring a new device, the method comprising:receiving, by an existing device that is configured with one or more settings, one or more instructions from a user inputted into a search engine application resident on the existing device, the one or more instructions being configured to set up a new device that has not yet been configured with the one or more settings of the existing device, wherein the one or more settings comprise one or more device configurations of the existing device and one or more access credentials associated with an existing wireless network connection between the existing device and a service provider electronic device, the one or more device configurations including a home screen configuration;
in response to receiving the one or more instructions, scanning for and detecting, by a short range communication receiver of the existing device, a presence of the new device, the presence of the new device detected by detecting a short-range broadcast signal transmitted by the new device within a communication range of the short range communication receiver; and
in response to detecting the presence of the new device, transmitting, by the existing device via a short range communication link, at least a portion of the one or more device configurations of the existing device and at least a portion of the one or more access credentials associated with the existing wireless network connection between the existing device and the service provider electronic device directly to the new device to enable the new device to automatically configure itself and a new wireless network connection between the new device and the service provider electronic device with the same one or more settings as the existing device without requiring the user to provide credentials to the new device, the same one or more settings including the at least a portion of the one or more device configurations of the existing device and the at least a portion of the one or more access credentials associated with the existing wireless network connection between the existing device and the service provider electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,511,944

PROACTIVE AND REACTIVE MANAGEMENT FOR DEVICES IN A NETWORK

T-Mobile USA, Inc., Bell...

1. A method for managing emergency services for a customer-premises equipment (CPE) device, the method comprising:receiving an error notification from an IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) network regarding a configuration of a CPE device,
wherein the error notification indicates that the CPE device lacks an address for emergency telecommunication session services;
querying a customer database that includes CPE device registration information and billing address information associated with the CPE device,
wherein the querying occurs in response to receiving the error notification;
identifying a billing address associated with the CPE device;
sending a request to a user of the CPE device to confirm whether the identified billing address is an address to associate with emergency session services;
receiving a response to the request confirming that the address is the address to associate with emergency services; and
sending a configuration setting to the IMS network to update the address for emergency sessions to the identified address.

US Pat. No. 10,511,940

MEASURING AND ANALYZING THE MOVEMENT OF MOBILE DEVICES WITH THE HELP OF A WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORK

Motionlogic GmbH, Berlin...

1. Method for measuring and analyzing the movement of mobile devices with the help of a wireless telecommunication network comprising the following steps:a) receiving telecommunication control data associated with the mobile devices;
b) wherein the telecommunication control data comprise data sets, each data set comprising:
a timestamp of an event;
an identifier for a mobile device involved in the event;
information on a location of the mobile device at the timestamp of the event;
c) wherein the event is an exchange of a communication packet between the mobile device and an antenna of the wireless telecommunication network;
d) organizing a plurality of data sets of the telecommunication control data in at least one data object;
wherein said at least one data object comprises data sets with an identical mobile device identifier;
e) storing said at least one data object for further analysis;
f) extending said at least one data object by at least one attribute, wherein the step of extending said at least one data object involves
deriving the at least one attribute by an algorithm able to characterize the movement of the mobile device from both
the data sets in said at least one data object and
attributes that have been previously stored in said at least one data object;
wherein the relationship between the derived at least one attribute and the data sets of said at least one data object are maintained; and
g) storing the derived at least one attribute within said at least one data object, including its relationship to the data sets of said at least one data object for further analysis; and
h) reiterating steps f to g when new algorithms are conceived to derive new attributes.

US Pat. No. 10,511,762

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AIRCRAFT CAMERA IMAGE ALIGNMENT

Rosemount Aerospace Inc.,...

1. An alignment system for images produced by cameras externally mounted on an aircraft, the alignment system comprising:a plurality of cameras on the aircraft positioned to provide images of the aircraft;
a visual display positioned at a flight deck of the aircraft, wherein the visual display displays a plurality of images provided by the plurality of cameras; and
an alignment device positioned at an electronics bay of the aircraft, the alignment device including a user interface comprising:
user inputs for selecting one of the plurality of cameras at the electronics bay and for aligning an image from the camera selected on the visual display at the flight deck, the user inputs including:
a camera selection button; and
a plurality of positioning buttons configured to receive pan and crop adjustment inputs for a selected image for the alignment device;
a depiction of the aircraft; and
a plurality of indicators positioned adjacent the depiction, each of the plurality of indicators representing selection of one of the cameras at the electronics bay for aligning the image from that camera on the visual display at the flight deck;
a camera selection interface configured to select one of the plurality of cameras as a source of a selected image based upon input from the camera selection button; and
a pan and crop adjustment processor configured to align a selected image based upon pan and crop adjustment inputs from the positioning buttons.

US Pat. No. 10,511,653

DISCUSSION-BASED DOCUMENT COLLABORATION

Roman Kisin, San Jose, C...

1. A computer implemented method for document collaboration, comprising:a processor obtaining a set of documents as an input;
said processor splitting said set of documents into a series of fragments by splitting the documents into fragments, parsing out headers, footers, watermarks, and other types of formatting data and metadata and storing that information for future use, wherein the fragments comprise any of paragraphs, sections and sub-sections of the documents, and user defined fragments of variable length;
said processor securely storing said series of fragments in encrypted form using tenant specific encryption keys in a combination of a relational database and an unstructured content store;
said processor recognizing a reference pattern and generating a view and internal data model to establish reference relationships between the fragments;
said processor granting access to individual fragments within the series of fragments to a plurality of users;
said processor providing a controlled workflow-driven mechanism for discussion-centered collaboration between users;
said processor obtaining proposed changes and comments from said users as structured discussions that are associated with the fragments from the document set; and
said processor restricting changes to the documents from the document set to changes to the fragments from the document set that are approved in associated discussions only;
wherein, subject to approval, said users are allowed to create, edit, manage, collaborate, and communicate over said set of documents.

US Pat. No. 10,511,540

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF PREDICTIVE DISPLAY OF CLOUD OFFERINGS BASED ON REAL-TIME INFRASTRUCTURE DATA CONFIGURATIONS

VCE IP Holding Company LL...

1. A method for provisioning a computing component, the method comprising:obtaining, using one or more computing devices, contextual information corresponding to a workload comprising at least one application executed on a first set of cloud services currently being consumed to support an end user workload, wherein the first set of cloud services are deployed in a cloud computing network and the contextual information comprises:
one or more configurations of computing resources associated with the first set of cloud services;
one or more end user preferences of the end user workload; and
performance information corresponding to an execution of at least one application on the computing resources associated with the first set of cloud services;
communicating with one or more cloud service providers to obtain one or more available cloud service objects from the one or more cloud service providers;
analyzing, using the one or more computing devices, the contextual information to determine a predictive second set of cloud services generated from the one or more available cloud service objects of the one or more cloud service providers, wherein the predictive second set of cloud services includes at least one converged computing infrastructure object comprising a plurality of individual ones of the available cloud service objects of the one or more cloud service providers each modeling a physical computing resource capable of performing the end user workload, wherein the predictive second set of cloud services includes at least one cloud service not included in the first set of cloud services, wherein analyzing the contextual information comprises:
identifying at least one policy defining one or more constraints of and corresponding to the one or more available cloud service objects, the one or more constraints including at least one of real-time utilization, performance, configuration, availability, security, and end user-preference requirements of the workload; and
executing the at least one policy to validate that the predictive second set of cloud services satisfies the one or more constraints;
generating one or more graphical user-interfaces for displaying the predictive second set of cloud services to an end user associated with the end user workload;
receiving, via the one or more graphical user-interfaces, a selection from the end user of at least one new cloud service from the predictive second set of cloud services, the at least one new cloud service comprising at least one cloud computing resource;
provisioning within the cloud computing network, in response to the received selection from the end user via the one or more graphical user-interfaces and using the one or more computing devices, the at least one new cloud service to support the end user workload by reconfiguring the cloud computing network; and
receiving input for filtering the predictive second set of cloud services based on constraints corresponding to the workload; and
in response to the filtering, providing a third set of cloud services for display via the one or more graphical user-interfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,511,516

METHODS, SYSTEMS AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR QUIESCENCE-INFORMED NETWORK TESTING

Keysight Technologies Sin...

1. A method for quiescence-informed network testing, the method comprising:determining, by a first test agent, a quiescence state of the network wherein determining the quiescence state of the network includes executing a quiescence test by:
placing, by the first test agent, a burst of traffic onto a transmission medium;
recording, by the first test agent, an amount of time to place the burst of traffic onto the transmission medium, wherein the amount of time is measured from a time that a first bit of the burst of traffic is placed onto the transmission medium to a time that a last bit of the burst of traffic is placed onto the transmission medium;
receiving, by a second test agent, the burst of traffic from the transmission medium;
recording, by the second test agent, an amount of time for receiving the burst of traffic from the transmission medium, wherein the amount of time is measured from a time that a first bit of the burst of traffic is received from the transmission medium to a time that a last bit of the burst of traffic is received from the transmission medium;
reporting, by the second test agent to the first test agent, the amount of time for receiving the burst of traffic from the transmission medium; and
calculating, by the first test agent, as an indication of the quiescence state of the network, a difference in the amount of time to place the burst of traffic onto the transmission medium and the amount of time for receiving the burst of traffic from the transmission medium;
reporting, by the first test agent and to a test controller, the indication of the quiescence state of the network;
configuring, by the test controller and in response to receiving the indication of quiescence state of the network, the first test agent to execute a network test;
executing, by the first test agent, the network test; and
reporting results of execution of the network test to the test controller.

US Pat. No. 10,511,505

SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO RECREATE REAL WORLD APPLICATION LEVEL TEST PACKETS FOR NETWORK TESTING

Keysight Technologies Sin...

1. A method to generate test packets, comprising:operating one or more processing devices including at least one of a processor or a configurable logic device configured to execute instructions embodied in one or more non-transitory computer-readable mediums to provide a packet processor, the packet processor:
monitoring live network traffic within a live network infrastructure;
collecting live traffic meta-data associated with network packets within the live network traffic;
extracting application level meta-data from the live traffic meta-data; and
storing the application level meta-data extracted from the live traffic meta-data in one or more data storage systems;
operating one or more processing devices including at least one of a processor or a configurable logic device configured to execute instructions embodied in one or more non-transitory computer-readable mediums to provide a test packet generator, the test packet generator:
receiving the application level meta-data extracted from the live traffic meta-data and stored in the one or more data storage systems;
generating application level test packets based upon the application level meta-data, the application level test packets representing a recreation of application level activity within the live network traffic;
forwarding the application level test packets to one or more devices under test within a test network infrastructure to test proper operation of the one or more devices under test based upon the recreation of application level activity within the live network traffic; and
receiving return test packets from the one or more devices under test within the test network infrastructure;
wherein the collecting occurs over multiple time slots, and wherein in the generating further comprises generating application level test packets for each time slot based upon application level meta-data extracted from live traffic meta-data collected during that time slot.

US Pat. No. 10,511,387

RF FREQUENCY CONVERTER WITH SBS EQUALIZATION AND RELATED METHODS

EAGLE TECHNOLOGY, LLC, M...

1. A radio frequency (RF) frequency converter with equalization, the RF frequency converter comprising:a first electro-optic (E/O) modulator configured to modulate an optical carrier signal based upon an RF input signal having a first frequency;
a stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) medium coupled to said first E/O modulator;
a second E/O modulator configured to modulate the optical carrier signal based upon an equalizing function waveform;
a third E/O modulator coupled between said first E/O modulator and said SBS medium, said third E/O modulator configured to modulate the optical carrier signal with a reference signal;
an optical circulator coupled to said SBS medium and the second E/O modulator; and
a photodetector coupled to the optical circulator and configured to generate an equalized RF output signal comprising a replica of the RF input signal at a second frequency based upon the reference signal.

US Pat. No. 10,511,324

DATA PROCESSING UNIT HAVING HARDWARE-BASED RANGE ENCODING AND DECODING

Fungible, Inc., Santa Cl...

11. A device for context-coding, the device comprising:memory configured to store a table of probability values; and
a range coder implemented in circuitry, wherein the range coder is configured to:
retrieve, in response to a single read instruction issued to the memory, speculative probability values associated with the first context value for the first context from the table of probability values stored in the memory;
for each bit of the plurality of bits of the symbol, determine respective second context values for a second context;
for each bit of the plurality of bits of the symbol, determine respective probability values from the retrieved speculative probability values based on at least the respective second context values for the second context; and
range code each bit of the plurality of bits of the symbol based on the respective determined probability values.

US Pat. No. 10,511,074

HIGHER SIGNAL ISOLATION SOLUTIONS FOR PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD MOUNTED ANTENNA AND WAVEGUIDE INTERFACE

Mimosa Networks, Inc., S...

1. A device, comprising:a dielectric substrate;
an electrical feed;
an antenna mounted onto the dielectric substrate and connected to the electrical feed, the antenna having a substantially square shape; and
a waveguide mounted onto the dielectric substrate so as to enclose around a periphery of the antenna and contain radiation produced by the antenna along a path that is coaxial with a centerline of the waveguide, the waveguide comprising: a first portion comprising a first cross sectional area that is substantially polygonal that transitions to a second cross sectional area that is substantially conical, wherein a shape of the radiation produced by the antenna is altered by the first portion as the radiation propagates through the first portion, the waveguide further comprising a second portion comprising an elongated tubular member coupled with the first portion.

US Pat. No. 10,510,932

OPTOELECTRONIC MODULES INCLUDING OPTOELECTRONIC DEVICE SUBASSEMBLIES AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

AMS SENSORS SINGAPORE PTE...

1. A method of manufacturing an optoelectronic module, the method comprising:mounting a singulated optoelectronic device subassembly onto a circuit substrate using solder reflow technology; and
subsequently attaching one or more optical subassemblies to the optoelectronic device subassembly that is mounted on the circuit substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,510,742

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT STRUCTURE

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. An integrated circuit (IC) structure, comprising:a substrate;
a deep n-well (DNW) in the substrate;
a first device inside the DNW and is connected to a first lower reference voltage and a first higher reference voltage;
a second device in the substrate and outside the DNW, and is connected to a second lower reference voltage independent of the first lower reference voltage and a second higher reference voltage independent of the first higher reference voltage;
a first electrical path electrically connected between the first device and the second device; and
a second electrical path electrically connected between the first lower reference voltage and the second lower reference voltage,
wherein a second metal layer that includes the second electrical path is located in an area outside the area above a first metal layer in which the first electrical path is located.

US Pat. No. 10,510,741

TRANSIENT VOLTAGE SUPPRESSION DIODES WITH REDUCED HARMONICS, AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING

Semtech Corporation, Cam...

1. A method of making a semiconductor device, comprising:providing a semiconductor die;
forming a transient voltage suppression (TVS) structure in the semiconductor die;
forming a capacitor over the semiconductor die; and
forming a semiconductor package with the TVS structure and capacitor coupled in parallel.

US Pat. No. 10,510,602

METHODS OF PRODUCING SELF-ALIGNED VIAS

Mirocmaterials LLC, Wilm...

1. A method to provide a self-aligned via, the method comprising:forming a first metal film on recessed first conductive lines and on first insulating layers of a substrate with recessed first conductive lines extending along a first direction;
forming a sheet supported by a plurality of pillars from the first metal film, the sheet spaced a distance from a top of the first insulating layers to form a gap;
selectively removing a portion of the sheet and the pillars to leave at least one portion of sheet supported by at least two pillars;
depositing a flowable second insulating layer around the remaining pillars and the sheet and fill the gap;
removing the remaining pillars and the sheet to form vias in the second insulating layer;
depositing a third insulating layer in the vias onto the recessed first conductive lines to form filled vias;
forming an overburden of third insulating layer on the second insulating layer;
selectively etching a portion of the overburden from the second insulating layer to expose the second insulating layer and the filled vias and leaving portions of third insulating layer on the second insulating layer; and
etching the third insulating layer from the filled vias to form via openings to the first conductive line.

US Pat. No. 10,510,577

LIFT OFF PROCESS FOR CHIP SCALE PACKAGE SOLID STATE DEVICES ON ENGINEERED SUBSTRATE

Qromis, Inc., Santa Clar...

1. A method of processing an engineered substrate structure, the method comprising:providing an engineered substrate structure including:
a polycrystalline substrate; and
an engineered layer encapsulating the polycrystalline substrate;
forming a sacrificial layer coupled to the engineered layer;
forming a solid state device structure coupled to the sacrificial layer;
forming one or more channels in the solid state device structure by removing one or more portions of the solid state device structure to expose one or more portions of the sacrificial layer;
after the one or more channels are formed, forming a molding support on the solid state device structure, the molding support exposing the one or more portions of the sacrificial layer;
after the molding support is formed, flowing an etching chemical through the one or more channels to the one or more portions of the sacrificial layer; and
dissolving the sacrificial layer by interaction between the etching chemical and the sacrificial layer, thereby separating the engineered substrate structure from the solid state device structure.

US Pat. No. 10,510,564

DYNAMIC COOLANT MIXING MANIFOLD

LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION,...

1. A system for controlling temperature of a substrate arranged on a substrate support assembly, the system comprising:first and second sources to respectively supply a fluid at first and second temperatures;
a first three-way proportional valve with an input port connected to the first source, a first output port connected to a supply line to supply the fluid from the first source to the substrate support assembly, and a second output port connected to the first source;
a second three-way proportional valve with an input port connected to the second source, a first output port connected to the supply line to supply the fluid from the second source to the substrate support assembly, and a second output port connected to the second source;
a third three-way proportional valve with an input port connected to a return line to receive the fluid from the substrate support assembly, and first and second output ports respectively connected to the first and second sources to return the fluid received from the substrate support assembly to the first and second sources; and
a controller configured to control the first and second three-way proportional valves to:
output first portions of the fluid received from the first and second sources via the respective input ports to supply the fluid to the substrate support assembly via the supply line at a predetermined temperature and at a predetermined flow rate; and
return second portions of the fluid received from the first and second sources via the respective input ports to the first and second sources via the second output ports of the first and second three-way proportional valves, respectively; and
wherein the controller is further configured to control the third three-way proportional valve to divide the fluid received from the substrate support assembly via the return line between the first and second sources to maintain fluid levels of the first and second sources between first and second thresholds,
wherein the first threshold is a minimum allowable level of the fluid to prevent an under-filled condition in each of the first and second sources, and wherein the second threshold is a maximum allowable level of the fluid to prevent an overfilled condition in each of the first and second sources.

US Pat. No. 10,510,436

USING SERIAL DILUTIONS OF REFERENCE SAMPLES TO CONSTRUCT A REFERENCE TABLE FOR SIGMOIDAL FITTING IN REAL-TIME PCR COPY NUMBER ANALYSIS

Credo Biomedical Pte Ltd....

1. A method for quantification of a target nucleic acid, comprising the steps of:(a) constructing a reference table of copy number vs. normalized cycle number from reference samples with the same nucleic acid sequence of the target nucleic acid, wherein the reference table is constructed by the steps of:
i. preparing the reference samples;
ii. amplifying the reference samples;
iii. monitoring and detecting the amplifications of the reference samples in real-time;
iv. normalizing the detected signals to fall into the range of 0-1 when the amplifications are saturated;
v. fitting curves of serial dilution by using the sigmoidal function:

 wherein NS is a normalized signal, t is a cycle number, t1/2 is a fractional cycle at which a reaction light reaches half of the maximal reaction light, ? is a slope of the curve;
vi. normalizing the cycle number of each reference sample by the slope of the curves themselves; and
viii. repeating the step v. to get t1/2 of each reference sample;
(b) amplifying the target nucleic acid;
(c) monitoring and detecting the amplification of the target nucleic acid in real-time;
(d) normalizing the detected signals within the range of 0-1 when the amplification of the target nucleic acid is saturated;
(e) fitting the curve of the target nucleic acid by using the sigmoidal function:

wherein NS is a normalized signal, t is a cycle number, t1/2 is a fractional cycle at which a reaction light reaches half of the maximal reaction light, ? is a slope of the curve;
(f) normalizing the cycle number of the target nucleic acid by the slope of the curve itself;
(g) repeating step (e) to get t1/2 of the target nucleic acid; and
(h) obtaining the copy number of the target nucleic acid contained in the sample by performing a look-up in the reference table, wherein the amplification reactions of the target nucleic acid and the reference samples are real-time PCR.

US Pat. No. 10,510,331

SOUND ABSORBING STRUCTURE FOR ANECHOIC CHAMBER AND ANECHOIC CHAMBER INCLUDING THE SAME

S.I.PAN, Gyeonggi-Do (KR...

1. A sound absorbing structure comprising:an outer frame including an opening;
a perforated plate member formed in the outer frame, including a metal plate and including a rear surface facing the opening of the outer frame and a front surface opposite to the rear surface; and
a rear sound absorber interposed between the rear surface of the perforated plate member and the opening of the outer frame,
wherein the perforated plate member has a fundamental resonance frequency (fp0) of 125 Hz or less, which is calculated according to the following equations:

wherein
D: Flexural rigidity of the perforated plate member,
h: Thickness of the perforated plate member,
?: Volume density of the perforated plate member,
?: Poisson's ratio of the perforated plate member,
?: Porosity (ratio of a total cross-sectional area of pores to a cross-sectional area of the perforated plate member),
r: Radius of pores,
La: Horizontal pitch between pores,
Lb: Vertical pitch between pores,
Lx: Horizontal length of the perforated plate member, and
Ly: Vertical length of the perforated plate member.

US Pat. No. 10,510,305

BACKLIGHT COMPENSATION FOR A COMPUTING DEVICE WITH TWO OR MORE DISPLAY DEVICES

Dell Products L. P., Rou...

1. A method comprising:determining, by a computing device comprising a first display device and a second display device, a first perceived brightness associated with the first display device based on a first current and a first amount of ambient light associated with the first display device;
determining, by the computing device, a second perceived brightness associated with the second display device based on a second current and a second amount of ambient light associated with the second display device;
determining, by the computing device, a first ratio of the first perceived brightness of the first display device to the second perceived brightness of the second display device;
modifying, by the computing device and based at least in part on the first ratio, the second current to create a second modified amount of current associated with the second display device, wherein the second modified amount of current modifies the second perceived brightness of the second display device to create a modified second perceived brightness of the second display device; and
determining a second ratio of the first perceived brightness of the first display device to the second perceived brightness of the second display device.

US Pat. No. 10,510,298

PIXEL DRIVING CIRCUIT, DISPLAY APPARATUS AND TERMINAL

WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELEC...

1. A pixel driving circuit, comprising: a light-emitting device, an enabling unit, a first transistor, and a second transistor;wherein a first terminal of the light-emitting device connects with a first terminal of the enabling unit, and a second terminal of the light-emitting device is grounded, a power voltage (Vdd) accesses a second terminal of the enabling unit, a power voltage (Vdd) is applied to a second terminal of the enabling unit, a third terminal of the enabling unit connects with a source of the first transistor, a fourth terminal of the enabling unit receives an operating voltage (Vi), and a drain of the first transistor connects with a source of the second transistor, a gate of the first transistor receives a first enabling signal (EM[N+3]), and a gate of the second transistor receives a first scanning signal (Scan[N]), a drain of the second transistor is coupled with a grayscale data voltage (Vdata) signal, wherein the first enabling signal (EM[N+3]) and the first scanning signal (Scan[N]) are adapted for controlling the source of the first transistor to receive the grayscale data voltage (Vdata); and
wherein saturated current passing through the light-emitting device is relevant to the voltage of the power and the grayscale data voltage, when the light-emitting device emits light,
wherein the enabling unit includes a third transistor, a fourth transistor, a fifth transistor, a sixth transistor, a seventh transistor and a storage capacitor;
wherein a first terminal of the enabling unit is a drain of the fourth transistor, a second terminal of the enabling unit is juncture between a positive terminal of the storage capacitor and a source of the seventh transistor, a third terminal of the enabling unit is juncture between a source of the third transistor and a drain of the seventh transistor, and a fourth terminal of the enabling unit is a drain of the sixth transistor;
wherein a positive terminal of the storage capacitor connects with juncture between the power voltage (Vdd) and the drain of the seventh transistor, a negative terminal of the storage capacitor connects with juncture between a source of the sixth transistor and a gate terminal of the third transistor;
wherein the gate of the third transistor connects with a drain of the fifth transistor, the source of the third transistor T3 connects with juncture between the drain of the seventh transistor T7 and the drain of the first transistor T1, and the drain of the third transistor connects with juncture between the source of the fifth transistor and the source of the fourth transistor;
wherein a gate of the fourth transistor connects with a gate of the seventh transistor, an input signal of the gate in the fourth transistor and an input signal of the gate in the seventh transistor are second enabling signals (EN[N]), and the drain of the fourth transistor connects with a positive electrode of the light-emitting device;
wherein an input signal of a gate in the fifth transistor is the first scanning signal (Scan[N]); and
wherein an input signal of a gate in the sixth transistor is the second scanning signal (Scan[N?1]), and the drain of the sixth transistor is coupled with the operating voltage (Vi).

US Pat. No. 10,510,236

SMOKE DETECTORS WITH LIGHT SHIELDS AND ALARM SYSTEMS INCLUDING SUCH

Xenex Disinfection Servic...

1. A smoke alarm, comprising:a smoke detector comprising:
an interior chamber;
a light source arranged within the smoke detector to emit light into the interior chamber;
an electro-optical light receiver arranged within the smoke detector to receive direct and/or indirect light from the light source, wherein at least one of the light source and the electro-optical light receiver is arranged external to the interior chamber, and wherein the electro-optical light receiver is configured to only convert a particular range of light to photocurrent and/or wherein the light source is configured to only emit light in the particular range of light;
an external housing encompassing the interior chamber, the light source and the electro-optical light receiver;
electrical connectors in electrical communication with the electro-optical light receiver, wherein the electrical connectors extend out beyond the external housing; and
a shield arranged exterior to the external housing, wherein the shield surrounds a space within the smoke detector between the interior chamber and a connection side of the external housing, wherein the shield further spans at least a portion of the connection side of the external housing, wherein the shield comprises openings which the electrical connectors extend through, wherein the shield at least partially surrounds the light source or the electro-optical light receiver that is arranged external to the interior chamber, and wherein the shield comprises a material which attenuates a majority amount of light within the particular range of light; and
a base coupled to the connection side of the smoke detector, wherein the connection side of the smoke detector includes an exterior surface of the external housing comprising the electrical connectors, and wherein the base comprises an audible alarm and a power supply in electrical communication with the electrical connectors.

US Pat. No. 10,510,078

ANOMALY DETECTION IN GROUPS OF TRANSACTIONS

VESTA CORPORATION, Portl...

1. A method of generating an alert in a transaction processing system that continuously receives and processes transactions, said method comprising:receiving, at said transaction processing system, a plurality of first transactions over a plurality of networks from a plurality of computing devices, each of said first transactions being processed by said system during a measurement time window and each satisfying a criterion, wherein each of said first transactions includes attributes and associated values and is associated with a payment card, wherein said criterion includes at least one of a time range, a particular merchant or merchants, a location, a particular channel, a partner and a product;
receiving, at said transaction processing system, a plurality of second transactions over a plurality of networks from a plurality of computing devices, each of said second transactions being processed by said system during a baseline time window prior to said measurement time window, wherein each of said second transactions also satisfies said criterion and is associated with a payment card;
calculating, by said system, after said measurement time window, a current value for a risk metric based upon a subset of said first transactions that each include a particular attribute value, wherein said particular attribute value is associated with a characteristic or location of a computing device used to submit said each of said first transactions;
calculating, by said system, a baseline value for said risk metric based upon a subset of said second transactions that each include said particular attribute value associated with a characteristic or location of a computing device used to submit said each of said second transactions;
comparing said current value for said risk metric to said baseline value for said risk metric and generating an alert in said transaction processing system when said current value for said risk metric is greater than said baseline value for said risk metric; and
denying a future transaction associated with a payment card, wherein said future transaction is received in said transaction processing system, and wherein said future transaction includes said particular attribute value associated with a computing device used to submit said future transaction.

US Pat. No. 10,510,060

SYSTEMS, METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PAYMENT TERMINAL MANAGEMENT

Worldpay, LLC, Symmes To...

1. A system, comprising:a terminal management hardware server comprising a processor, wherein the terminal management hardware server is in network communication with a plurality of remote payment terminals via a first network, wherein each of the plurality of payment terminals comprises an encryption system, and
wherein the terminal management hardware server is configured to:
synchronously poll, using the processor, each of the plurality of payment terminals to individually request, from each of the plurality of payment terminals, an expiration date of the respective encryption system; and
transmit to the respective payment terminal of the plurality of payment terminals, using the processor, a respective update to the respective encryption system.

US Pat. No. 10,510,049

SUBSCRIPTION BASED LOG ENTRY CREATION AND PUBLICATION

SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

1. A non-transitory computer storage medium encoded with a computer program, the program comprising instructions that, when executed by one or more computers, cause the one or more computers to perform operations comprising:identifying a plurality of parameters associated with a simulation, wherein the simulation is associated with an accrual service that calculates time account accruals, and wherein the plurality of parameters are selected by a user on a user interface (UI) of the simulation;
generating a publish subject for the simulation; and
calling the simulation with the plurality of parameters and the publish subject, including:
selecting a time account to perform an accrual simulation;
passing the publish subject through a plurality of processes in the accrual service and associated with the selected time account;
determining whether one or more subscribers subscribe to the publish subject; and
in response to determining that one or more subscribers subscribe to the publish subject;
generating, by an accrual logger, log information for each process in the plurality of processes, wherein the generated log information includes internal information of the selected time account; and
displaying the log information on the UI of the simulation for user review.

US Pat. No. 10,510,026

ELECTRONIC CALENDARING SYSTEM AND METHOD DETERMINING REDUNDANT MEETING INVITEES BASED ON A MEETING COMPOSITION SCORE

WeWork Companies Inc., N...

1. A computer-implemented method for determining redundancy in a meeting, the method comprising:exposing, at a first computing system having one or more processors, access via a computer network to a scheduling application program interface (API) for scheduling meetings;
receiving, at the first computing system via the computer network, a meeting request from a second computing system associated with a meeting organizer via the API, the meeting request being a request to schedule the meeting at a particular time and place;
scheduling the meeting based on the meeting request by at least storing a corresponding data entry in a meeting data store;
tracking attendance confirmation transmitted via the computer network from third computing systems associated with attendees of the meeting, the attendance confirmation including user IDs respectively associated with the attendees;
retrieving characteristics associated with the user IDs from a user data store;
determining, using the one or more processors, a meeting purpose;
based on the meeting purpose, retrieving from a rule data store a rule having one or more parameters for scoring meeting composition;
comparing, using the one or more processors, the characteristics associated with the user IDs using the one or more parameters of the rule, wherein one of the characteristics is a domain category, and wherein comparing the characteristics using the one or more parameters of the rule comprises determining whether a quantity of similar domain categories exceeds the one or more parameters;
generating, using the one or more processors, a meeting composition score based on the comparison;
identifying, using the one or more processors, redundant user IDs included in the meeting using the meeting composition score;
causing to be provided, in a graphical user interface of the second computing system, an indication of the identified redundant user IDs included in the meeting; and
causing to be provided, in graphical user interfaces of the third computing systems, an opt-out function to one or more users associated with the redundant user IDs.

US Pat. No. 10,510,010

METHODS FOR AUTOMATICALLY GENERATING ACCURATE MODELS IN REDUCED TIME

Liquid Biosciences, Inc.,...

1. A method for simulating a biological process within an ecological environment through computer modeling, the method comprising the steps of, using an at least one hardware processor:creating a first agent and a second agent within a digital environment, wherein the first agent comprises a first algorithm capable of processing data and an agent attribute, and the second agent comprises a second algorithm capable of processing data;
generating a predicted outcome based on applying the first algorithm to a feature of a set of data, wherein the set of data comprises the feature and an outcome;
comparing the predicted outcome to the outcome of the set of data;
modifying an attribute of the first agent based on the comparison; and
combining, based on the modified attribute of the first agent, the first and the second algorithms to create a third algorithm.

US Pat. No. 10,509,984

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR EXTRACTING AND CLASSIFYING FEATURES OF HYPERSPECTRAL REMOTE SENSING IMAGE

SHENZHEN UNIVERSITY, She...

1. A method for extracting and classifying features of a hyperspectral remote sensing image, the method comprising:a step of sampling, in which, for each respective pixel in the hyperspectral remote sensing image, six vertex pixels in an octahedral domain of a central pixel corresponding to the each respective pixel are used as sampling points in a three-dimensional Local Binary Pattern (3DLBP), and a local spatial-spectral structure of the central pixel is described by using a gray level distribution T of the six sampling points, where T?t(g0, g1, g2, g3, g4, g5), which represents the gray level distribution of the six sampling points, with g0, g1, g2, g3, g4, and g5 representing a pixel value of the six sampling points respectively;
a step of binarizing, in which gray values of the six vertex pixels in the octahedral domain are respectively compared with a pixel value of the central pixel, and if an absolute value of a difference between values of the central pixel and a corresponding vertex pixel among the six vertex pixels is lower than a predefined discriminant threshold, label the corresponding vertex pixel as 1, otherwise, label the corresponding vertex pixel as 0, so as to form a binary pattern T1 for the local spatial-spectral structure of the central pixel, where T1?t(s(g0?gc, s(g1?gc), . . . , s(g5?gc)), with gc representing the pixel value of the central pixel and s representing a binary function;
a step of coding, in which each of the binary patterns having a same spatial topology is uniquely labeled with the number of 1s in the binary pattern, so as to obtain a 3DLBP code for each of the binary patterns, that is,
where the spatial topology of the binary pattern is calculated by equation:such that binary patterns with the same value of ? are determined to have the same spatial topology, in which gi and gj represent the ith and jth sampling points in the binary pattern respectively, gi and gj are adjacent to each other, and i?j, i, j?{0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5};a step of statistical calculating, in which after the 3DLBP code is obtained for each pixel, a co-occurrence frequency for eight 3DLBP codes of 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 is statistically calculated within an n×n rectangular neighborhood of each of the pixels in an image element, so as to obtain a histogram feature of the pixel;
a step of concatenating, in which the histogram features of all the pixels in the image element are concatenated sequentially, so as to obtain a 3DLBP feature corresponding to the image element; and
a step of classifying, in which the obtained 3DLBP feature is sent to a classifier for classification.

US Pat. No. 10,509,843

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING TABS IN WEB APPLICATIONS

salesforce.com, inc., Sa...

1. A computer implemented method of accessing a web application from a database system by a user in a browser application executed on a user device, the method executable at the user device, the method comprising:receiving, at the browser application, a first request for web resources based on user selection of a first hyperlink outside of the web application;
determining if the first hyperlink is associated with a record accessible by the web application from the database system, wherein the determining is performed by a browser extension of the browser application and includes:
receiving, by a rules engine of the browser extension, the first hyperlink and determining if the first hyperlink is subject to rules associated with the rules engine;
commanding, by the rules engine of the browser extension upon determining the first hyperlink is subject to the rules associated with the rules engine and when the web application interface for the web application is active in the at least one navigation tab, the presenting of the record within the console tab of the web application interface in the at least one navigation tab; and
interrupting, by the rules engine of the browser extension upon determining the first hyperlink is subject to the rules associated with the rules engine and when the web application interface for the web application is active in the at least one navigation tab, a generation of a new navigation tab;
determining, when the first hyperlink is associated with the record for the web application, if a web application interface for the web application is active in at least one navigation tab of the browser application;
presenting, when the first hyperlink is associated with the record for the web application and the web application interface for the web application is active in the at least one navigation tab, the record within a new console tab of the web application interface in the at least one navigation tab; and
presenting, when the first hyperlink is associated with the record for the web application and the web application interface for the web application is not active in the at least one navigation tab, the web application interface in a new navigation tab and presenting the record within the web application interface.

US Pat. No. 10,509,737

DATA PROCESSING SYSTEM FOR A GRAPHICAL INTERFACE AND GRAPHICAL INTERFACE COMPRISING SUCH A DATA PROCESSING SYSTEM

Zodiac Aero Electric, Mo...

1. A data processing system for a graphical interface comprising:at least one graphics processing unit (GPU) and at least one central processing unit (CPU) configured to communicate with the GPU, said GPU and said CPU each including a corresponding plurality of data processing cores, wherein each of the data processing cores of the GPU are connected to a corresponding one of the data processing cores of the CPU via a corresponding bus dedicated exclusively to communications between the one of the data processing cores of the GPU and the one of the data processing cores of the CPU to form pairs of processing cores, wherein the pairs of processor cores are configured to conduct a data transfer in parallel with each other, via their corresponding bus, between said GPU and said CPU, wherein each pair of processing cores is configured to host a graphics application distinct and independent from the others, perform a task which is allocated to it and generate a portion of a final image.

US Pat. No. 10,509,724

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RECONSTRUCTING CACHE LOSS

MZ IP HOLDINGS, LLC, Pal...

21. A non-transitory computer-readable medium having instructions stored thereon that, when executed by one or more computer processors, cause the one or more computer processors to:retrieve a cache variable associated with a key from a cached data store,
wherein the cache variable comprises a cache loss indicator and a value;
determine whether the cache loss indictor is present in the cache variable, and when the cache loss indicator is present in the cache variable, return the value in the cache variable to an application, and when the cache loss indicator is absent from the cache variable, initiate a cache restore process for the cache variable.

US Pat. No. 10,509,690

EXPOSING SERVER FUNCTIONS TO BROWSER CODE

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A computer program product comprising one or more computer storage media having thereon computer-executable instructions that are structured such that, when executed by one or more processors of a web server, cause the web server to perform a method for the web server to expose a function to a browser, the method comprising:receiving a request for a web page that is one of a plurality of web pages in a web application;
in response to the request for the web page, for at least one server side function of the web application, determining a name, order, and type for each parameter the server side function expects, generating a corresponding script language function that defines a matching name and parameter set of the server side function, the script language function having a body that, when executed, serializes at least the name and parameter set of the server side function and communicates to the server a function call corresponding to the server side function, the script language function being callable from multiple web pages of the web application such that the server side function can be called from each of multiple different contexts within the web application; and
responding to the web page request with the requested web page and the corresponding script language function.

US Pat. No. 10,509,680

METHODS, SYSTEMS AND APPARATUS TO PERFORM A WORKFLOW IN A SOFTWARE DEFINED DATA CENTER

VMWARE, INC., Palo Alto,...

1. A software defined data center comprising:a first workflow engine associated with a first processor to:
execute a workflow to implement a workload domain within the software defined data center;
generate status information identifying a status of tasks included in the workflow;
upon failure of a first one of the tasks included in the workflow, roll back a second one of the tasks included in the workflow that executed after the failure of the first one of the tasks; and
after rolling back the second one of the tasks, re-execute the first one of the tasks;
a status tracker associated with a second processor, the status tracker to collect and store the status information; and
a second workflow engine associated with a third processor, the second workflow engine to execute the workflow in response to a signal from the status tracker indicating the first processor failed to re-execute the first one of the tasks, the second workflow engine to begin executing the workflow at a stage associated with the first one of the tasks identified in the status information collected and stored by the status tracker.

US Pat. No. 10,509,375

CONTROL DEVICE WITH CONSTANT CYCLE FOR A PLURALITY OF NETWORKS

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A control device which outputs control instructions at a constant cycle to a first network and a second network for executing a predetermined process according to the control instructions, the control device comprising:a required time acquisition section that acquires a first required time, which is a time from when a control instruction is output to the first network until the predetermined process is executed by the first network, and a second required time, which is a time from when the control instruction is output to the second network until the predetermined process is executed by the second network;
a shift time calculating section which calculates a shift time which is a difference between the first required time and the second required time; and
a control instruction output section which outputs the control instruction to the first network, and, when the shift time has elapsed after the control instruction is output to the first network, outputs the control instruction to the second network,
wherein the second required time is shorter than the first required time,
wherein the first network includes a first electromagnetic motor and the second network includes a second electromagnetic motor,
wherein the control device controls both the first electromagnetic motor of the first network and the second electromagnetic motor of the second network, and
wherein the control instruction output section outputs the control instruction to the second network after the shift time has elapsed after the control instruction is output to the first network such that operations of the first electromagnetic motor and the second electromagnetic motors based on the control instructions output by the control instruction output section are synchronized.

US Pat. No. 10,509,303

LASER PROJECTION DEVICE WITH REFLECTIVE COMPONENT AND 1/4 WAVE PLATE

Qingdao Hisense Electroni...

1. A laser projection device comprising a laser array that is configured to emit at least a first blue polarized light, a reflective fluorescent wheel, a reflective component, a dichroic component disposed on a light path between the laser array and the reflective fluorescent wheel, and a 1/4 wave plate disposed between the reflective component and the dichroic component;wherein the dichroic component is disposed on a light emitting path of the laser array for receiving the first blue polarized light from the laser array;
the 1/4 wave plate is configured to receive the first blue polarized light from the dichroic component, generate a second blue polarized light, and emit the second blue polarized light to the reflective component; and is further configured to receive the second blue polarized light reflected by the reflective component, generate a third blue polarized light, and emit the third blue polarized light to the dichroic component;
the dichroic component is further configured to receive the third blue polarized light from the 1/4 wave plate and a fluorescent light from the reflective fluorescent wheel, and output the third blue polarized light and the fluorescent light in a same light emitting direction;
wherein polarization directions of the first blue polarized light and the third blue polarized light are perpendicular, and the dichroic component transmits one of the first blue polarized light and the third blue polarized light and can reflect the other of the first blue polarized light and the third blue polarized light;
wherein the laser array is further configured to emit a fourth blue polarized light, and a polarization direction of the fourth blue polarized light is the same as the polarization direction of the third blue polarized light, the reflective component is a reflector, and the reflective fluorescent wheel is provided with a fluorescent reflection region;
the 1/4 wave plate is configured to receive the first blue polarized light reflected by the dichroic component;
the reflective fluorescent wheel is excited by the fourth blue polarized light that is transmitted by the dichroic component to generate the fluorescent light; and
the dichroic component is further configured to transmit the third blue polarized light from the 1/4 wave plate and can reflect the fluorescent light;
wherein the laser array is further configured to emit a first red polarized light;
the 1/4 wave plate is further configured to receive the first red polarized light reflected by the dichroic component, generate a second red polarized light, and emit the second red polarized light to the reflective component; and is further configured to receive the second red polarized light reflected by the reflector, generate a third red polarized light, and emit the third red polarized light to the dichroic component; and
the dichroic component is configured to transmit the third red polarized light.

US Pat. No. 10,509,292

MANUFACTURING METHODS FOR A TRANSPARENT CONDUCTIVE OXIDE ON A FLEXIBLE SUBSTRATE

Kinestral Technologies, I...

1. An electrochromic device, comprising:a first flexible substrate, a first bus bar, a first transparent conductive layer, a first electrochromic layer adjacent to the first electrically conductive layer, and a second bus bar;
wherein:
the first electrically conductive layer is between the first substrate and the first electrochromic layer;
the first bus bar and the second bus bar are electrically connected to the first electrically conductive layer; and
the first transparent conductive layer includes a first horizontal sheet resistance having a gradient between the first bus bar and the second bus bar, wherein the first horizontal sheet resistance is lower near the first bus bar than at a midpoint between the first and second bus bars, and the first horizontal sheet resistance is lower near the second bus bar than at the midpoint between the first and second bus bars.

US Pat. No. 10,509,261

REFLECTIVE LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL

HannStar Display Corporat...

1. A reflective liquid crystal display panel, having a display area and a periphery area surrounding the display area, and comprising a plurality of pixel units disposed in the display area, wherein each of the pixel units comprises:a first substrate;
one first signal line and four second signal lines, disposed on the first substrate;
a first pixel structure, a second pixel structure, a third pixel structure and a fourth pixel structure, electrically connected to one of the four second signal lines respectively and electrically connected to the first signal line, wherein the first pixel structure, the second pixel structure, the third pixel structure and the fourth pixel structure respectively comprise:
an active component; and
a reflective pixel electrode, electrically connected to the active component, wherein an area ratio of the reflective pixel electrode of the first pixel structure, the reflective pixel electrode of the second pixel structure, the reflective pixel electrode of the third pixel structure and the reflective pixel electrode of the fourth pixel structure is 1:1:2:4, wherein the first signal line is a scan line, and the four second signal lines are data lines;
a second substrate, located opposite to the first substrate; and
a liquid crystal layer, disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate, wherein each of the pixel units further comprises a spacer disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate and covering a part of the reflective pixel electrode of the first pixel structure, and a reflection area ratio of the first pixel structure, the second pixel structure, the third pixel structure and the fourth pixel structure is 1:2:4:8.

US Pat. No. 10,508,818

WINDOW AIR CONDITIONER WITH SIDE INSULATING SEALING ASSEMBLY

GD MIDEA AIR-CONDITIONING...

1. A window air conditioner, comprising:an air conditioner body configured to be mounted to a mounting window;
a heat-insulation sealing assembly having at least two layers and provided between the air conditioner body and the mounting window to insulate an inside of the mounting window from an outside of the mounting window in a sealing manner; and
a sliding guiding portion slidable in a left-and-right direction with respect to the air conditioner body, the sliding guiding portion including:
a mounting groove arranged at one end of the sliding guiding portion that is distal from the air conditioner body, the mounting groove extending along a length direction of the heat-insulation sealing assembly that is approximately perpendicular to the left-and-right direction; and
a vertical groove arranged at the one end of the sliding guiding portion, the vertical groove being separated from the mounting groove and extending approximately parallel to the mounting groove,
wherein:
the at least two layers of the heat-insulation sealing assembly include a heat insulation plate and a sealing louver that are arranged substantially parallel to and spaced apart from each other in a direction from the inside of the mounting window to the outside of the mounting window,
one end of the heat insulation plate that is distal from the air conditioner body is inserted in the mounting groove, and
one end of the sealing louver that is distal from the air conditioner body is coupled in the vertical groove.

US Pat. No. 10,508,561

SHROUD ASSEMBLY FOR A GAS TURBINE ENGINE

ROLLS-ROYCE plc, London ...

1. A circumferential shroud assembly for mounting to a casing, the assembly comprising: a plurality of arcuate shroud segments collectively forming the circumferential shroud, each segment comprising a circumferentially extending wall and a channel extending radially outwardly from the wall, the channel configured to be receivable in a hole passing through the casing and having, at an end distal to the wall, a first connector; a fastener having a head and a shank, the shank configured to be received in the channel and having a second connector configured to engage with the first connector of the channel; a first spacer configured to receive the channel and a second spacer configured to receive the shank and sit adjacent the head of the fastener, the spacers to be arranged, in use, either side of the casing, and a retainer for holding the first spacer against a radially inwardly facing surface of the casing, the assembly further comprising a double skinned wall extending around the channel, radially outwardly of the circumferentially extending wall, and the double skinned wall defining a circumferentially extending cooling channel between a radially outer surface of the circumferentially extending segment wall and a radially inner wall of the casing.

US Pat. No. 10,508,520

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INCREASING RECOVERY EFFICIENCY OF PETROLEUM RESERVOIRS

QRI GROUP, LLC, Houston,...

1. A method for performing a petroleum recovery assessment for a petroleum reservoir, comprising:evaluating results associated with a reservoir management effectiveness for the petroleum reservoir;
wherein the results associated with the reservoir management effectiveness include at least one of reservoir management design, reserves appreciation, development and operation plan, reservoir surveillance and monitoring, technology application, and knowledge management;
generating a reservoir management rating (RMR) based on the evaluated results associated with the reservoir management effectiveness;
evaluating results associated with a global benchmark analysis;
generating an estimated maximum recovery efficiency for the petroleum reservoir based on the evaluated results associated with the global benchmark analysis;
determining one or more key recovery obstacles impeding the petroleum reservoir from achieving the estimated maximum recovery efficiency based at least in part from the reservoir management rating (RMR) and the estimated maximum recovery efficiency; and
identifying one or more field development opportunities addressing at least one of the one or more key recovery obstacles that when implemented, increase a recovery efficiency for the petroleum reservoir closer to the estimated maximum recovery efficiency; and
implementing or assisting in implementing the one or more field development opportunities addressing at least one of the one or more key recovery obstacles, the one or more field development opportunities including manually or automatically adjusting operation of one or more production units selected from producing oil wells, water injection wells, gas injection wells, heat injectors, or sub-components thereof, and wherein adjusting the operation of the one or more production units is selected from change in volume, change in pressure, change in temperature, change in well bore path, drilling one or more new production units, implementing peripheral water flooding, re-activating an existing well, or shutting down one or more existing production units.

US Pat. No. 10,508,496

DOWNHOLE VIBRATION TOOL

DIRECTIONAL VIBRATION SYS...

1. A downhole vibration tool that permits tool retrieval therethrough, the downhole vibration tool comprising:an outer housing having an inner bore and a longitudinal axis;
a rotating impeller that rotates within the inner bore of the outer housing, the rotating impeller defining an outer flow passage and an inner flow passage nested within the outer flow passage, the rotating impeller carrying impeller vanes that are angled relative to a rotational axis and that extend into the outer flow passage such that fluid passing through the outer flow passage impinges on the impeller vanes to cause the rotating impeller to rotate;
a flow restrictor having a variable flow area positioned in the outer flow passage and adjacent to the impeller vanes, the rotation of the impeller vanes causing the flow area of the flow restrictor to periodically increase and decrease; and
a flow diverter having one or more flow restrictions in fluid communication with the inner flow passage and an outer surface in fluid communication with the outer flow passage, and the flow diverter being removably mounted to cover the inner bore of the outer housing.

US Pat. No. 10,508,455

CHANNELED PLANK SIDING

QUALITY EDGE, INC., Walk...

1. A siding panel to be attached to a building, comprising:an elongated body having an inner face and an outer face, comprising:
a securing flange portion near an upper end of the said elongated body, said securing flange portion being generally horizontal when said elongated body is attached to a surface of a building;
said securing flange portion having a plurality of fastener openings;
said securing flange portion being spaced away from said outer face of said elongated body a first distance to space said inner face of said elongated body a distance away from the building when said elongated body is attached to a surface of a building;
a receiving channel located near the bottom of said securing flange;
a tab portion near a lower end of said elongated body, said tab portion being generally horizontal when said elongated body is attached to a surface of a building;
said tab portion being spaced away from said outer face of said elongated body a second distance;
an inner channel formed by a lower inclined surface between said inner face of said elongated body and said tab portion, said inner channel including one or more weep holes;
an upper inclined edge located near the upper end of said elongated body; and
wherein said second distance is smaller than said first distance.

US Pat. No. 10,508,446

BRIDGE CLIP

Telling Industries, LLC, ...

1. A bridge clip (100) comprising:a web (200) having a web length (210) and a web width (220) defining a web plane with a web axis (230) in a direction of the web length, a web first edge (240) substantially parallel to the web axis, and a web second edge (250) substantially parallel to the web axis;
a first flange (300), extending from the web first edge and substantially perpendicular to the web plane having a first tab (310) having a first vertical tab (315) having a first vertical tab face (320) in a first vertical tab plane (330) substantially perpendicular to the web axis and oriented in a first vertical tab face direction (340) substantially parallel to the web axis;
a second flange (400), extending from the web second edge and substantially perpendicular to the web plane;
an end bridge clip tab (610) having an end bridge clip vertical tab (615) having an end bridge clip vertical tab face (620) in an end bridge clip vertical tab plane (630) which is the same plane as the first vertical tab plane and substantially perpendicular to the web axis with the end bridge clip vertical tab oriented in an end bridge clip vertical tab face direction (640) substantially parallel to the web axis facing the same direction as the first vertical tab face direction;
and
the bridge clip does not have a second tab having a second vertical tab having second vertical tab face in a second vertical tab plane substantially perpendicular to the web axis and oriented in a second vertical tab face direction substantially parallel to the web axis and opposing the first vertical tab face direction; wherein there is a distance value between the first vertical tab face and the second vertical tab face measured along the web axis, and the distance value is a positive real number
wherein the bridge clip is nested into a channel of a horizontal bracing member, the bridge clip is fastened to the horizontal bracing member, and the bridge clip is fastened to a stud.

US Pat. No. 10,508,404

BARRIER WALL AND METHOD AND SYSTEM OF MAKING A BARRIER WALL

DeWind One-Pass Trenching...

1. A barrier wall configured for formation and placement within a formed trench, the barrier wall formed from a plurality of wall segments, each wall segment comprising:a wall body including a front surface, a back surface, and an outer frame with a filler positioned therewithin, the outer frame further including a top surface, a bottom surface opposite the top surface, a tab side surface extending between the top surface and the bottom surface and a slot side surface extending between the top surface and the bottom surface opposite the tab side surface, to, in turn, define a rectangular cubic configuration, the filler comprising a concrete material;
a length coupling subassembly coupled to the wall body;
a width coupling subassembly coupled to the wall body,
a plurality of inner braces embedded within the filler, to, reinforce the same, and
a communication structure extending between the top surface and the bottom surface, the communication structure comprising a plurality of elongated tubes extending between the top surface and the bottom surface and further includes a manifold coupling a first end of a plurality of the plurality of elongated tubes, and an inlet providing ingress into the manifold;wherein, the plurality of wall segments can be attached to each other by joining at least one of the length coupling subassembly of one of the plurality of wall segments to another one of the plurality of wall segments, and the width coupling subassembly of one of the plurality of wall segments to another one of the plurality of wall segments.

US Pat. No. 10,508,322

COPPER ALLOY, USE OF A COPPER ALLOY, BEARING HAVING A COPPER ALLOY, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A BEARING COMPOSED OF A COPPER ALLOY

Federal-Mogul Wiesbaden G...

1. A copper alloy comprising hard particles, the copper alloy having the following alloy elements:approximately 5.5 up to approximately 6.4%, by weight, of nickel (Ni), approximately 4.5 up to approximately 5.4%, by weight, of tin (Sn), approximately 1.5 up to approximately 2.4%, by weight, of iron (Fe), approximately 0.145 up to approximately 0.154%, by weight, of phosphorous (P) and as balance copper (Cu) and inevitable impurities; or approximately 4.5 up to approximately 5.4%, by weight, of Sn, approximately 3.5 up to approximately 4.4%, by weight, of Ni, approximately 1.5 up to approximately 2.4%, by weight, of Fe, approximately 0.145 up to approximately 0.154%, by weight, of P, and as balance copper (Cu) and inevitable impurities; and
in which all of the hard particles of the copper alloy consist of intrinsically formed Fe—P.

US Pat. No. 10,508,033

ENHANCEMENT OF CLAUS TAIL GAS TREATMENT BY SULFUR DIOXIDE-SELECTIVE MEMBRANE TECHNOLOGY

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A method for increasing sulfur recovery from an acid gas feed, the method comprising the steps of:introducing the acid gas feed and a sulfur dioxide enriched air stream to a Claus process to produce a product gas stream and a recovered sulfur stream, wherein the acid gas feed comprises hydrogen sulfide, wherein the hydrogen sulfide is present in a hydrogen sulfide concentration, wherein the sulfur dioxide enriched air stream comprises sulfur dioxide and air;
introducing the product gas stream to a thermal oxidizer to produce a flue gas stream, the thermal oxidizer configured to convert sulfur containing compounds in the product gas stream to sulfur dioxide;
introducing the flue gas stream to a membrane sweeping unit, wherein the membrane sweeping unit comprises a membrane, wherein the membrane sweeping unit is configured to produce a sulfur dioxide depleted stream, wherein the sulfur dioxide in the flue gas stream permeates the membrane of the membrane sweeping unit to a permeate side; and
introducing a sweep air stream to the permeate side, wherein the sweep air stream collects the sulfur dioxide that permeates the membrane of the membrane sweeping unit to create the sulfur dioxide enriched air stream.

US Pat. No. 10,508,031

CHLORINE DIOXIDE GENERATION

International Dioxcide, I...

1. A device comprising:(a) a reaction chamber wherein chemicals are mixed to generate chlorine dioxide;
(b) an eductor that provides a vacuum within the reaction chamber and a motive water supply to deliver chlorine dioxide into a flow chamber;
(c) the flow chamber operably connected to the reaction chamber via the motive water conduit; and
(d) a float-dependent valve that provides a second connection between the reaction chamber and flow chamber and that serves as:
i) a safety interlock that prevents chemical flow without having a sufficiently flooded flow chamber to dilute the generated chlorine dioxide, wherein the ratio of the flow chamber volume to the reaction chamber volume ensures chlorine dioxide concentration no higher than 3,000 ppm within the flow chamber;
ii) a relief vent from the reaction chamber to the flow chamber should the reaction chamber experience a higher pressure than the flow chamber; and
iii) a drainage component of the reaction chamber into the flow chamber in the absence of eductor-driven vacuum, thus preventing long-term storage of highly concentrated reactor liquor (>3,000 ppm chlorine dioxide) as well as facilitating reactor chamber maintenance or decommissioning.

US Pat. No. 10,507,986

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CLEANING A CONVEYOR BELT

General Mills, Inc., Min...

1. A cleaning apparatus comprising:a roller;
a conveyor belt configured to extend around the roller and transport food material in a first direction; and
a belt cleaner configured to clean residue food material from the conveyor belt as the conveyor belt travels in a second direction, distinct from the first direction, wherein the cleaning apparatus is configured such that the conveyor belt passes around the roller as the conveyor belt changes from traveling in the first direction to traveling in the second direction, said belt cleaner including:
an enclosure through which the conveyor belt passes, wherein at least a portion of the enclosure is located directly below the roller such that the residue food material falling off the conveyor belt when the conveyor belt passes around the roller is directed into the enclosure, and the enclosure has an outlet at a bottom of the enclosure through which the residue food material passes to exit the enclosure;
an air nozzle located within the enclosure and configured to direct air onto the underside of the conveyor belt in further removing the residue food material from the belt; and
a first baffle located within the enclosure below the conveyor belt.

US Pat. No. 10,507,983

BAGGAGE CART HANDLING SYSTEM

American Airlines, Inc., ...

1. A method for unloading one or more bags, comprising:positioning a back end of a conveyor belt on a mobile bag loader adjacent to and under a first chute of a baggage cart having at least two intertwined chutes;
folding down a ramp portion of the first chute toward the back end; and
rotating the conveyor belt.

US Pat. No. 10,507,977

LOCKING ROLLER ASSEMBLIES FOR ROLLER CONVEYORS

FAST Global Solutions, In...

1. A locking roller assembly for a roller conveyor system, comprising:a roller configured for rotation about a rotation axis;
means for locking said roller to prevent said roller from rotating about said rotation axis; and
means for passively actuating said locking roller assembly to unlock said roller when an object is transferred onto said roller,wherein said means for locking said roller includes:a lock shaft defining a lock shaft axis that extends parallel to said rotation axis; and
a lock clutch coupled to and in fixed rotational relationship with said roller, said clutch being configured for selective coupling with said lock shaft, andwherein the locking roller assembly defaults to a locked configuration in absence of said object.

US Pat. No. 10,507,935

ORTHOGONAL SHEAR STRUCTURE

NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS ...

1. A support structure for reinforcing first and second skins in an aircraft component, comprising:a plurality of core members connected together to form at least one layer, each core member having a geometrically isotropic shape, each core member including a plurality of projections for connecting the core members together, each core member being hollow and defining an interior space, a passage extending through each projection into the interior space; and
a manifold fluidly connected to the interior spaces for directing heated fluid into the core members to heat a component of the aircraft engaging the core members.

US Pat. No. 10,507,930

AIRPLANE WITH ANGLED-MOUNTED TURBOPROP ENGINE

Rolls-Royce North America...

1. A turboprop propulsion system adapted for use in an airplane having an airframe, the turboprop propulsion system adapted for fixed connection to the airframe, the system comprising:a propeller mounted for rotation about a propeller axis,
a gas turbine engine mounted to establish an engine axis of rotation different from the propeller axis to form an offset angle therebetween, and
a gearbox coupled between the propeller and the gas turbine engine and configured to accommodate the offset angle between the propeller axis and the engine axis of rotation,
wherein the propeller axis and the engine axis of rotation are fixed with respect to each and are located within a single nacelle.

US Pat. No. 10,507,902

WIND TURBINE DOME AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLY

General Electric Company,...

1. An aerodynamic dome component for a wind turbine, the aerodynamic dome comprising:an outer ring;
a central axle disposed relative to the outer ring;
a plurality of radially extending tensioning members responsive to a rotational force exerted thereon to increase or decrease tension of a respective radially extending tensioning member, each of the plurality of radially extending tensioning members coupled to the outer ring at a first end and to the central axle at a second end, wherein the outer ring, the plurality of radially extending tensioning members and the central axle together form an underlying dome support structure; and
a skin-like covering overlying at least a portion of the underlying dome support structure to form at least a portion of the aerodynamic dome component and define a front dome portion that provides blockage of an incoming wind flow and redirecting of the incoming wind flow about a periphery of the front dome portion.

US Pat. No. 10,507,855

HAND TRUCK

TM-Logic LLC, Sterling, ...

5. A hand truck, comprising:a frame having a first end and a second end;
a wheel assembly attached to the first end of the frame and including at least two wheels;
a lifting platform moveable along a length of the frame between the first end and the second end;
a motor assembly arranged to move the lifting platform along the frame;
a battery pack mount arranged to removably receive a separate battery pack arranged for a portable tool and transfer power from the battery pack to the motor assembly;
a battery pack adapted for a portable drill, wherein at least one of the battery pack and the battery pack mount has a latch arranged to engage the other of the battery pack and the battery pack mount, the latch configured to selectively lock the battery pack to the battery pack mount; and
an elongated gearing system extending at least partially between the first end of the frame and the second end of the frame;
wherein the battery pack mount is arranged to receive a battery pack adapted for a portable drill;
wherein the battery pack mount is positioned on the motor assembly;
wherein the motor assembly is coupled to the lifting platform and travels with the lifting platform when the lifting platform moves along the frame;
wherein the motor assembly engages to the elongated gearing system to move the lifting platform along the frame; and
wherein the motor assembly includes a wireless communication module.

US Pat. No. 10,507,851

RAILCAR BEARING AND WHEEL MONITORING SYSTEM

1. A railcar bogie continuous monitoring system comprising:a button contact temperature sensor located on a railcar wheel bearing cover box of a railcar wheel;
a wheel breakage measuring laser located on a railcar bogie rail of the railcar wheel and directed horizontally toward a face of the railcar wheel;
a vibration sensor located on the railcar bogie rail;
a sound sensor located in proximity to the railcar wheel bearing cover box; and
a load sensor located on the railcar bogie rail;
wherein the railcar wheel bearing cover box and the railcar bogie rail is for a same wheel of a railcar.

US Pat. No. 10,507,631

LAMINATE, PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING LAMINATE

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

1. A laminate, comprisinga fluororesin layer comprising a fluororesin and
a thermoplastic resin layer comprising a thermoplastic resin, directly laminated on at least one side of the fluororesin layer,
wherein the fluororesin has at least one functional group selected from the group consisting of a carbonyl group-comprising group, a hydroxy group, an epoxy group and an isocyanate group, and has a melting point of from 280 to 315° C. and a melt flow rate of from 0.5 to 30 g/10 min at 372° C. under a load of 49N, and
the thermoplastic resin has a melting point higher by at least 5° C. than the melting point of the fluororesin, and is a thermoplastic liquid crystal polymer.

US Pat. No. 10,507,431

MEMBRANE CLEANING WITH PULSED AIRLIFT PUMP

1. A method of cleaning a membrane surface immersed in a liquid medium and disposed within a membrane module of an array of membrane modules comprising:introducing a gas to a chamber of a device positioned below the membrane surface, a single device positioned below each single module in the array of membrane modules and each single module in the array of membrane modules associated with a single device, such that the liquid medium in the chamber is displaced downward by the gas until a hydraulic seal around an opening in a central riser tube is broken, a bowl-shaped tubular trough having a closed lower end positioned wholly below and around the opening in the central riser tube preventing immediate resealing of the hydraulic seal, whereupon a substantial portion of the gas introduced into the chamber is released to the membrane surface as a bubble slug.

US Pat. No. 10,507,354

EXERCISE APPARATUS WITH OSCILLATING TILT SYSTEM

Ali Kiani, Vancouver (CA...

1. An exercise apparatus comprising:a main frame;
a pedaling unit enabling a user to perform stand up pedaling action, said pedaling unit including a main shaft rotatably connected to a middle section of the main frame, said main shaft having two ends, and two crank arms, each of the two crank arms having a rear end fixed at respective end of the two ends of said main shaft, and two pedals, each of the two pedals pivotally connected to a front end of respective one of said two crank arms;
an upstanding support, a middle section of said upstanding support pivotally connected to said main shaft of the pedaling unit, said upstanding support changing an orientation of the user in relation to a vertical line during a workout;
a crank-slider mechanism positioned at a top end of said upstanding support enabling the user to move the hands up and down linearly;
a tilt mechanism tilting said upstanding support and changing said orientation of said user in relation to the vertical line, said tilt mechanism comprising a tilt mechanism crank arm having a rear end rotatably connected to a front end of the main frame, said tilt mechanism crank arm has a front end operatively associated with the upstanding support such that rotating of the tilt mechanism crank arm causes an oscillating motion of the upstanding support;
a power transmission system to transfer power produced by the user from said pedaling unit to said tilt mechanism, said power produced by the user enabling said tilt mechanism tilting said upstanding support;
a synchronizer exchanging power produced by the user between said pedaling unit and said crank-slider mechanism, said synchronizer is configured to synchronize said pedaling unit with crank-slider mechanism and effecting harmonious motion between said feet and hands of said user;
a gas spring comprising a front end pivotally connected to a bottom end of said upstanding support and having a rear end pivotally connected to a rear end of said main frame to balance forces affecting said upstanding support while changing said orientation of said user in relation to the vertical line;
a controlling means including a computerized panel showing heart rate and burned calories of the user, a resistance wheel, and a friction pad/magnetic brake adjusting resistance force on the resistance wheel, wherein adjusting said resistance force determines the effort required of the user.

US Pat. No. 10,507,327

NERVE STIMULATION FOR TREATMENT OF DISEASES AND DISORDERS

The Feinstein Institutes ...

1. A method for treating a subject having a disease or disorder comprising electrically stimulating at least one vagus nerve of the subject with a corrective stimulus pattern derived from a disease-specific, condition-specific, endogenous mediator-specific or pharmacologic agent-specific neurogram in an amount and manner effective to treat the disease or disorder,wherein the disease or disorder is selected from the group consisting of elevated blood glucose levels, decreased blood glucose levels and inflammation, and
wherein blood glucose levels are decreased in the subject by electrically stimulating the vagus nerve with a corrective stimulus pattern derived from a hypoglycemia-specific, insulin-specific or cortisol-specific neurogram recorded from a vagus nerve in an amount and manner effective to decrease blood glucose levels in a subject, or
wherein blood glucose levels are increased in the subject by electrically stimulating the vagus nerve with a corrective stimulus pattern derived from a hyperglycemia-specific or glucose-specific neurogram recorded from a vagus nerve in an amount and manner effective to increase blood glucose levels in a subject, or
wherein inflammation is treated in the subject by electrically stimulating the vagus nerve of the subject with a corrective stimulus pattern derived from an anti-inflammatory cytokine-specific or cortisol-specific or dexamethasone-specific neurogram recorded from a vagus nerve in an amount and manner effective to reduce a sign or symptom of inflammation in a subject.

US Pat. No. 10,507,312

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING MICRONEEDLE

Raphas Co., Ltd., Seoul ...

1. A method of manufacturing a microneedle comprising:disposing a film on a stage, wherein the stage includes a plurality of filling grooves formed concavely on an upper surface thereof;
adhering an injection plate to an upper surface of the film to align through holes of the injection plate to respectively correspond to the plurality of filling grooves;
spotting a viscous material on a plurality of points on the film by supplying the viscous material on the upper surface of the film through the through holes;
elongating the viscous material spotted on the film; and
coagulating the elongated viscous material,
wherein the injection plate is surface treated to lower an adhesive force between the injection plate and the viscous material.
US Pat. No. 10,507,233

UNIVERSAL N-GLYCAN BINDING REAGENT

New England Biolabs, Inc....

1. A protein comprising a non-naturally occurring amino acid sequence having at least 95% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO: 2 and mutations at least at two positions selected from positions that correspond to positions 42, 43, 44, 61, and 62 in SEQ ID NO:2.
US Pat. No. 10,508,311

SINGLE MOLECULE-OVERLAPPING READ ANALYSIS FOR MINOR VARIANT MUTATION DETECTION IN PATHOGEN SAMPLES

The Translational Genomic...

1. A method of detecting a drug-resistant subpopulation within a heteroresistant population of a pathogen in a sample, the method comprising:a) providing a sample comprising a population of the pathogen;
b) extracting nucleic acids from the sample;
c) amplifying a target locus of the genome of the pathogen in the extracted nucleic acids to generate paired overlapping nucleic acid strands from a single DNA molecule, wherein the target locus comprises a region of interest comprising at least one minor variant associated with drug resistance of the drug-resistant subpopulation in the pathogen and each of the paired overlapping nucleic acid strands comprise the region of interest;
d) consecutively sequencing the paired overlapping nucleic acid strands amplified from the same single DNA molecule of the target locus on a Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) platform to interrogate the region of interest of the single DNA molecule resulting in paired overlapping reads for the at least one minor variant;
e) applying an alignment algorithm to sequencing data from the paired overlapping nucleic acid strands; and
f) performing an analysis of the aligned sequencing data to detect the at least one minor variant, wherein the at least one minor variant is detected when present in the paired overlapping reads from the paired overlapping nucleic acid strands.
US Pat. No. 10,508,184

FOAMING AGENT MASTERBATCHES FOR FOAMING THERMOPLASTIC VULCANIZATES

ExxonMobil Chemical Paten...

1. A method comprising:(a) combining 80 to 97 wt % of a thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV) composition with 3 to 20 wt % of a foaming agent masterbatch;
wherein the TPV composition comprises (i) an at least partially vulcanized rubber component dispersed in a thermoplastic component comprising a thermoplastic resin and, optionally, a first portion of a plastomer and/or a first portion of a propylene-based elastomer; (ii) oil; and (iii) optionally, one or more additives;
further wherein the foaming agent masterbatch comprises thermo-expandable microspheres in a carrier polymer comprising a second portion of the plastomer and/or a second portion of the propylene-based elastomer; and
(b) forming therefrom a foamed TPV composition comprising (i) the at least partially vulcanized rubber component dispersed in the thermoplastic component comprising the thermoplastic resin and one or more of the plastomer and the propylene-based elastomer; (ii) the oil; and (iii) the optional one or more additives;
wherein the first portion of each of the plastomer and/or the propylene-based elastomer is within the range from 0 to 75 wt % of the total amount of the plastomer and/or propylene-based elastomer, respectively, in the foamed TPV composition;
further wherein the second portion of each of the plastomer and/or the propylene-based elastomer forms the balance of the total amount of each of the plastomer and/or the propylene-based elastomer in the foamed TPV composition; and
further wherein the thermo-expandable microspheres have initiation temperature of at least 130° C., and further wherein all of the carrier polymer is capable of being melt processed at temperatures less than the initiation temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,512,194

DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR THERMAL MANAGEMENT OF RACK-MOUNTED COMPUTING INFRASTRUCTURE DEVICES

VCE IP Holding Company, L...

1. An enclosure for thermal management configured to be mounted inside an electronics cabinet to provide a flow path to one or more interface devices, the enclosure comprising:a first lateral portion; and
a second lateral portion configured to be joined to the first lateral portion at an expansion region;
wherein the first and second lateral portions are configured to be expanded laterally to define a width of the enclosure in an installed position; and
wherein the flow path provided by the enclosure to the one or more interface devices has an inlet formed in a front of the enclosure and an outlet formed in a rear of the enclosure, the inlet being on an opposite side of the enclosure from the outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,512,187

ALIGNMENT DEVICE FOR ORTHOGONAL ENGAGEMENT OF LINE CARDS AND FABRIC CARDS IN A SERVER

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Ta...

1. A device for aligning a plurality of line card connectors with a plurality of fabric card connectors comprising:a lattice having a plurality of intersecting strips defining an array of framed slots, each of the slots dimensioned to receive a first connector element of a line card and a second connector element of a fabric card, and to support a plurality of line cards spaced from one another along a first direction and in parallel spaced relationship, and a plurality of fabric cards spaced from one another along a second direction generally perpendicular to the first direction and in parallel spaced relationship, each of the plurality of line cards having an alignment pin for inserting through one of the plurality of intersecting strips of the lattice;
wherein the plurality of line cards comprises a first plurality of alignment pins and the plurality of fabric cards comprises a second plurality of alignment pins,
wherein the first plurality of alignment pins and the second plurality of alignment pins are aligned with a plurality of alignment holes of the lattice such that the plurality of line cards and the plurality of fabric cards are aligned in an orthogonal manner.

US Pat. No. 10,512,181

POWER SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND POWER CONVERSION DEVICE

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. A power semiconductor device, comprising:a first power semiconductor element constituting an upper arm of an inverter circuit;
a second power semiconductor element constituting a lower arm of the inverter circuit;
a first conductor plate on which the first power semiconductor element is connected through a first metal bonding material;
a second conductor plate that faces the first conductor plate with the first power semiconductor element sandwiched therebetween;
a third conductor plate on which the second power semiconductor element is connected through a second metal bonding material;
a fourth conductor plate that faces the second conductor plate with the second power semiconductor element sandwiched therebetween;
a DC positive terminal formed integrally with the first conductor plate;
a DC negative terminal formed separately with the fourth conductor plate and connected with the fourth conductor plate through a third metal bonding material;
an AC terminal formed integrally with the third conductor plate, and
a sealing member that integrally seals the first conductor plate, the second conductor plate, the third conductor plate, and the fourth conductor plate, wherein
each of the DC positive terminal, the DC negative terminal, and the AC terminal has a cut section formed by cutting a tie bar that integrally couples the DC positive terminal, the DC negative terminal, and the AC terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,512,135

CONTROL DEVICE, LIGHTING DEVICE, AND ILLUMINATION SYSTEM

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A controller that controls an illumination device that emits light illuminating a surrounding area, and an effect-producing device that emits light producing an effect on the surrounding area,wherein the controller is configured to perform at least one of controlling a color of first light emitted by the illumination device so that the color of the first light moves into a specified chromaticity range, and controlling a color of second light emitted by the effect-producing device so that the color of the second light moves into the specified chromaticity range, the color of the first light and the color of the second light being outside of the specified chromaticity range,
colors in the specified chromaticity range are recognized as a same color by a human,
a plurality of illumination devices are disposed around the effect-producing device, the plurality of illumination devices each being the illumination device, and
the controller is configured to control the color of the first light emitted by each of the plurality of illumination devices so that the plurality of illumination devices each have a smaller color difference between the color of the first light and the color of the second light with decreasing distance from the effect-producing device.

US Pat. No. 10,512,086

TRANSMISSION OF DISCOVERY SIGNAL IN SMALL CELLS WHILE IN OFF STATE

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An apparatus that operates a small cell, the apparatus comprising:a processor configured to:
store discovery signal information for each of a plurality of unit frequency bands that are each in an off state, wherein the off state may be later brought into an on state for uplink communication or downlink communication in the small cell:
select at least one of the plurality of unit frequency bands that is in the off state to be indicated as being available for measurement while in the off state, and indicate remaining of the plurality of unit frequency bands that is in the off state as not being available for measurement while in the off state: and
transmit a discovery signal information report the report including the indication of which of the plurality of unit frequency bands that is in the off state is indicated as being available for measurement while in the off state, and which of the remaining of the plurality of unit frequency bands that is in the off state are not available for measurement while in the off state.

US Pat. No. 10,512,062

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INDICATING D2D RESOURCE POOL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a first user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:configuring a first device-to-device (D2D) resource pool, which is used out of a coverage of a cell;
receiving, from the cell, information on a second D2D resource pool, which is used in the coverage of the cell, wherein the second D2D resource pool is updated periodically;
selecting the second D2D resource pool while the first UE is located in the coverage of the cell;
transmitting D2D data to a second UE based on the second D2D resource pool, wherein the second UE is located in coverage of the cell;
upon moving out of the coverage of the cell, selecting the first D2D resource pool;
upon selecting the first D2D resource pool, transmitting a resource pool type indication (RPTI) via the second D2D resource pool to the second UE which is still located in coverage of the cell, wherein the RPTI indicates that upcoming D2D data will be transmitted on the first D2D resource pool; and
transmitting the upcoming D2D data based on the first D2D resource pool to the second UE,
wherein the RPTI further indicates a cell identity (ID) which informs from which cell the second D2D resource pool is received.

US Pat. No. 10,512,010

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CHANGING BASE STATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

5. A method, by a user equipment (UE), for switching a secondary evolved NodeB (SeNB) communicating with the UE in a wireless communication system supporting a master eNB (MeNB) and a plurality of SeNBs, the method comprising:communicating with the MeNB and a first SeNB among the plurality of SeNBs;
performing measurement with respect to the plurality of SeNBs including the first SeNB and a second SeNB;
determining whether predetermined switch criteria are satisfied based on a measurement result; and
transmitting, to the MeNB, a switch message indicating switching of a SeNB cooperating with the MeNB for communication with the UE from the first SeNB to the second SeNB, in response to determining that the predetermined switch criteria are satisfied.

US Pat. No. 10,511,998

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING FALSE SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE (SMS) DELIVERY REPORTS

Syniverse Technologies, L...

1. A method of detecting false Short Messaging System (SMS) delivery reports, the method comprising:defining one or more attributes representative of a genuine SMS delivery report;
creating a statistical model for a genuine SMS delivery report based upon the one or more attributes;
receiving a subsequent SMS delivery report;
analyzing the subsequent SMS delivery report using the statistical model to detect one or more anomalies in the subsequent SMS delivery report; and
determining that the subsequent SMS delivery report is a false SMS delivery report when one or more anomalies are detected.

US Pat. No. 10,511,981

METHOD FOR DEACTIVATING SCELLS DURING SCG CHANGE PROCEDURE AND A DEVICE THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a User Equipment (UE) operating in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving a Radio Resource Control (RRC) reconfiguration message for changing a Primary-Secondary Cell (PSCell) in a Secondary eNB (SeNB) while maintaining a connection with a master eNB (MeNB),
wherein the PSCell and one or more Secondary cells (SCells) belonging to a Secondary Cell Group (SCG) associated with the SeNB are configured to the UE;
changing the PSCell according to the RRC reconfiguration; and
deactivating all of the one or more SCells of the SCG in response to receiving the RRC reconfiguration message for changing the PSCell,
wherein deactivating the all of the one or more SCells of the SCG does not include deactivating the changed PSCell.

US Pat. No. 10,511,980

DEVICE AND METHOD OF HANDLING SYSTEM INFORMATION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

HTC Corporation, Taoyuan...

1. A network for transmitting system information (SI) to a plurality of communication devices, comprising:a storage device, for storing instructions of:
transmitting first SI on a wide beam on a carrier, wherein the first SI comprises a first beam configuration;
transmitting second SI on a first narrow beam on the carrier according to the first beam configuration, wherein the second SI comprises scheduling information and a second beam configuration; and
transmitting third SI on a second narrow beam on the carrier according to the scheduling information and the second beam configuration;
wherein the first beam configuration comprises at least one of a first beam index identifying the first narrow beam, a first phase configuration, a first beam reference signal (RS) configuration and a first beam sweeping configuration for a communication device to receive the first narrow beam; and
wherein the scheduling information includes a scheduling period or indicates a subframe number or a System Frame Number (SFN) to indicate a time instance at which the second SI is transmitted; and
a processing circuit, coupled to the storage device, configured to execute the instructions stored in the storage device.

US Pat. No. 10,511,978

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT DEVICE, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT METHOD, AND DEVICE AND METHOD IN COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A resource acquiring system in a communication system, the resource acquiring system comprising:circuitry configured to,
before using a frequency spectrum of a primary system in a same region, access a database in the same region and submit state information of a secondary system to the database;
receive calculation information of an interference amount of the secondary system on the primary system based on the state information of the secondary system, and receive calculation information of an estimated available frequency spectrum resource for the secondary system in the current state based on the calculated interference amount of the secondary system on the primary system,
wherein the state information of the secondary system includes location information, a spectrum emission mask, a transmission bandwidth, and a carrier frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,511,969

UNTRUSTED DEVICE ACCESS TO SERVICES OVER A CELLULAR NETWORK

T-Mobile USA, Inc., Bell...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, via a voice user interface of an untrusted device, a verbal command to access a secure service associated with a cellular network, the untrusted device being unaffiliated with the cellular network;
receiving, via the voice user interface of the untrusted device, an audible authentication credential that is associated with the cellular network;
authenticating a user identity that is associated with the cellular network, based at least in part on the audible authentication credential;
transmitting an authentication token to the untrusted device to access the secure service associated with the cellular network, based at least in part on the verbal command and authenticating the audible authentication credential that is associated with the cellular network;
initiating a session between the untrusted device and the secure service associated with the cellular network;
determining that the session has ended; and
discontinuing the session.

US Pat. No. 10,511,960

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING PAGING OVER AN HS-DSCH IN CELL_PCH AND URA_PCH STATES

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A method associated with cell reselection, the method comprising:a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) performing cell reselection from a first cell that does not support enhanced paging channel (PCH) to a second cell that does support enhanced PCH; and
based on the performed cell reselection from the first cell that does not support enhanced paging channel (PCH) to the second cell that does support enhanced PCH, triggering a universal terrestrial radio access network (UTRAN) routing area (URA) update on a condition that the second cell is controlled by a serving radio network controller (SRNC) that is different than an SRNC associated with the first cell, wherein the WTRU determines that the SRNC associated with the second cell is different than the SRNC associated with the first cell by determining that a UTRAN radio network temporary identity (U_RNTI) of the WTRU is different than a 12 most significant bits of a broadcast cell identity.

US Pat. No. 10,511,950

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AN EMERGENCY LOCATION INFORMATION SERVICE (E-LIS) FOR INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT) DEVICES

RedSky Technologies, Inc....

1. A method for locating an Internet of Things (IoT) network device during an emergency with an emergency information system (E-LIS), comprising:receiving on a server application on a server network device with one or more processors an emergency message or a text-to-911 message from an IoT network device with one or more processors, one or more sensors or one or more actuators and a network connection interface via a communications network indicating an emergency event has occurred,
the IoT network device comprising an automated network device capable of automatically sensing its own physical environment to automatically detect the emergency event with the one or more sensors or the one or more actuators without operator input,
the one or more sensors or the one or more actuators of the IoT network device automatically detecting an altitude, height, depth, speed, velocity, acceleration, de-acceleration, temperature, moisture, barometric pressure or force-related pressure information from the emergency event,
the emergency message and text-to-911 message including current location information for the IoT network device,
the current location information including an E-Location Object with Presence Information Data Format (PIDF-LO) information and with Emergency Location-By-Reference (LbR) information, wherein the LbR is a reference key that is used by the server application to determine an actual current location of the IoT network device preventing eavesdropping and preventing modification of the current location information of the IoT network device during sending of the emergency message or the text-to-911 message on the communications network;
determining on the server application with the LbR the actual current location of the IoT Network device;
determining from the server application a current set of three-dimensional (3D) (X, Y, Z) geo-space coordinates for the IoT network device with the actual current location information determined with the LbR extracted from the received text-to-911 message or with the actual current location information determined with the LbR extracted from the received emergency message and with other current location information extracted from the received emergency message including audiovisual location information, Global Positioning System (GPS), Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi), Wi-Fi Aware, Bluetooth, Near Field Communications (NFC), Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications, Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM), Radio Frequency Identifier (RFID) or cell tower location information collected automatically on the IoT network device while automatically sensing its own physical environment and without operator input;
determining on the server application with the determined current set of 3D (X, Y, Z) geo-space coordinates a current physical geographic location for the IoT network device;
sending from the server application an emergency response message or a 911-to-text response message including the determined current physical geographic location for the IoT network device via a second communications network to a desired emergency response server with one or more processors; and
displaying in real-time on the server network device or another server network device with one or more processors on a graphical map the determined current physical geographic location for the IoT network device for one or more desired emergency response agencies.

US Pat. No. 10,511,907

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ADJUSTING AUDIO PARAMETERS FOR A USER

1. A method for adjusting audio parameters for a user, the method comprising:performing, by a processor, a hearing test of the user, wherein the hearing test comprises playing an audio and capturing an auditory response of the user towards the audio;
generating, by the processor, a hearing profile of the user, based on one or more results of the hearing test; and
adjusting, by the processor, a playing speed of the audio based on the hearing profile, thereby adjusting the audio parameters for the user.

US Pat. No. 10,511,892

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FACILITATING CONTENT DISCOVERY BASED ON AUGMENTED CONTEXT

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

1. A method, comprising:acquiring, by a computing device, a first set of one or more images of a graphical display using an image capture device, wherein the graphical display corresponds to a presentation displayed by a display device that is different from the computing device;
analyzing the first set of one or more images to identify one or more visual characteristics of an object represented by the first set of one or more images;
based at least in part on the one or more visual characteristics of the object, identifying one or more attributes of the object and performing object recognition processes to determine an identification score indicative of a determined level of certainty, from a plurality of levels of certainty, with which the object is recognized;
when the identification score fails to satisfy a particular threshold, causing presentation of one or more options to elicit additional image capture to facilitate a greater extent of identification;
transmitting, by the computing device, one or more specifications of the one or more attributes of the object to a television receiver, and pulling information, from the television receiver, that matches the one or more specifications;
based at least in part on the information, generating at least one user-selectable interface element for presentation with the computer device, wherein the at least one user-selectable interface element corresponds to an option to take an action relating to the object represented by the first set of one or more images;
outputting, by the computing device, a visual output of the at least one user-selectable interface element as an overlay on the first set of one or more images and/or a second set of one or more images displayed by the computing device, wherein the second set of one or more images are based at least in part on further image acquisition of the graphical display using the image capture device;
processing, by the computing device, a user selection responsive to the outputting of the visual output of the at least one user-selectable interface element; and
transmitting, by the computing device, a communication to the television receiver to cause the action responsive to the user selection.

US Pat. No. 10,511,887

RECEPTION APPARATUS, RECEPTION METHOD, TRANSMISSION APPARATUS, TRANSMISSION METHOD, PROGRAM, AND BROADCASTING SYSTEM

Saturn Licensing LLC, Ne...

1. A reception apparatus, comprising:circuitry configured to
receive a broadcast signal including AV (Audio/Video) content for display to a user and an application reference string including an acquisition source part and a file acquisition part for a file to be acquired by said reception apparatus, said acquisition source part indicating whether said file is available to be acquired from each of a plurality of different types of acquisition sources, said plurality of different types of acquisition sources including a broadcast stream and the Internet,
determine which of said plurality of different types of acquisition sources said file is to be acquired from by said reception apparatus in a predetermined sequence from among said plurality of different types of acquisition sources of said file based on said acquisition source part,
acquire said file from said acquisition source on the basis of said file acquisition part for use in acquiring said file from said plurality of different types of acquisition sources, said file acquisition part including a URL (Uniform Resource Locator) that is the same for each of said plurality of different types of acquisition sources, and
execute said acquired file; and
a memory configured to store said file, wherein
the circuitry is configured to
receive said broadcast signal and acquire said file from said broadcast signal when said determined one of said plurality of different types of acquisition sources is said broadcast stream, and
acquire said file from a server via the Internet when said determined one of said plurality of different types of acquisition sources is the Internet.

US Pat. No. 10,511,842

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FOVEATED COMPRESSION OF IMAGE FRAMES IN A SYSTEM ON A CHIP

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for intelligent data compression in a portable computing device (“PCD”), the method comprising:determining a fixation point within an image frame, the fixation point corresponding to a portion of an image frame perceived by a fovea of a human eye;
sectoring the image frame into two or more sectors, wherein the two or more sectors comprises a fixation sector that includes the fixation point and one or more foveated sectors, each foveated sector does not include the fixation point, and each sector comprises a plurality of tiles;
compressing the image frame such that the fixation sector is compressed according to a compression algorithm having a low compression factor and the one or more foveated sectors are compressed according to a compression algorithm having a high compression factor, wherein each respective tile within a particular foveated sector is subject to a different compression factor that is based on a distance between the fixation sector and the respective tile, each compression factor of a respective tile within a foveated sector having a magnitude that is assigned corresponding to the distance between the fixation sector and a respective tile; and
storing the compressed image frame.

US Pat. No. 10,511,832

CALIBRATION OF VIRTUAL IMAGE SYSTEM WITH EXTENDED NASAL FIELD OF VIEW

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A method for calibrating a head-mounted display device, comprising:obtaining a head-mounted display device that includes:
an electronic display having an array of display elements, wherein:
the electronic display has a left portion and a right portion that does not overlap with the left portion;
the left portion includes an outer left portion and an inner left portion that does not overlap with the outer left portion;
the right portion includes an outer right portion and an inner right portion that does not overlap with the outer right portion; and
the inner left portion and the inner right portion are located between the outer left portion and the outer right portion; and
an array of beam steerers located over at least the inner left portion and the inner right portion of the electronic display;
obtaining alignment information by:
selecting a first respective subset of the array of display elements;
causing the first respective subset of the array of display elements to emit light;
determining whether the light emitted by the first respective subset of the array of display elements is received by a first optical sensor in a first position or a second optical sensor in a second position that is distinct from the first position, thereby determining whether the first respective subset of the array of display elements is aligned for the first optical sensor or the second optical sensor; and
repeating the selecting, causing, and determining operations for a second subset of the array of display elements that is distinct from the first subset of the array of display elements; and
storing the alignment information for calibrating images for presentation by the electronic display.

US Pat. No. 10,511,820

PSEUDO HANDE IMAGE PRODUCING METHOD AND OPTICAL SYSTEM USING SAME

ACUSOLUTIONS INC., Apia ...

1. A pseudo Haemotoxylin and Eosin (H&E) image producing method, including steps of:inputting a grayscale interference image or a grayscale reflected image of a pathological sample to a first memory block of an information processing apparatus, the grayscale interference image or the grayscale reflected image having a first image resolution, and inputting a grayscale fluorescence image of the pathological sample to a second memory block of the information processing apparatus, the grayscale fluorescence image having a second image resolution, and the first image resolution being same with or different from the second image resolution;
using the information processing apparatus to perform a first color transform operation on the grayscale interference image or the grayscale reflected image to generate a first RGB image, and using the information processing apparatus to perform a second color transform operation on the grayscale fluorescence image to generate a second RGB image;
using the information processing apparatus to perform an image fusion operation and an intensity reversal operation on the first RGB image and the second RGB image to generate a pseudo H&E image; and
outputting the pseudo H&E image to a display unit;
wherein the first RGB image is a black-background dark green image; the second RGB image is a black-background yellow-green image; and the pseudo H&E image is a white-background pink-and-blue-violet image.

US Pat. No. 10,511,742

PRIVATE INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHODS

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

1. A method for secure communication, comprising:receiving, at a first time, by a first electronic device from a remote electronic device, a request to pair the remote electronic device with the first electronic device;
approving, at the first time by the first electronic device, the request to pair in response to determining that the remote electronic device is in physical proximity to the first electronic device at the first time;
storing, by the first electronic device in accordance with the approving, a designation that the remote electronic device is an approved paired device;
receiving, at a second time subsequent to the first time, by the first electronic device from a requestor via the remote electronic device, a request for access to a first data item of a plurality of data items, each data item securely stored in a storage device associated with the first electronic device, such that each data item is associated in the storage device with one or more owners authorized to access the data item from the storage device;
determining, by the first electronic device in response to receiving the request for access, that the remote electronic device is at a location physically remote from the first electronic device;
obtaining, by the first electronic device, in accordance with the request to access and responsive to determining that the remote electronic device is at a location physically remote from the first electronic device, pairing information associated with the remote electronic device and authentication information associated with the requestor;
confirming the remote electronic device, by the first electronic device, by using the pairing information to obtain, from the storage device, the designation that the remote electronic device is an approved paired device;
authenticating the requestor, by the first electronic device, by using the authentication information to determine the requestor is stored in the storage device in association with the first data item as one of the one or more owners authorized to access the first data item; and
transmitting, from the first electronic device, the first data item in encrypted form to the remote electronic device responsive to the confirming and the authenticating.

US Pat. No. 10,511,631

SAFE DATA ACCESS THROUGH ANY DATA CHANNEL

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A computer system comprising:one or more processors; and
one or more computer-readable hardware storage media having stored thereon computer-executable instructions that are executable by the one or more processors to cause the computer system to provide safe access of a data item accessed through one of a plurality of access channels while concurrently providing a policy check of the data item, the computer-executable instructions including instructions that are executable to cause the computer system to perform at least the following:
receive an indication associated with accessing a data item through one access channel of a plurality of access channels; and
in response to receiving the indication associated with accessing the data item, automatically perform at least the following regardless of the access channel through which the data item was accessed:
analyzing the data item to determine whether the data item satisfies a policy, wherein determining whether the data item satisfies the policy comprises generating a virtual machine to activate the data item; and
while determining whether the data item satisfies the policy:
translating the data item into a different safe access version of the data item, including portions that have not previously been determined to satisfy the policy; and
providing the safe access version of the data item.

US Pat. No. 10,511,588

FORWARD-SECURE CRASH-RESILIENT LOGGING DEVICE

Airbus Defence and Space ...

1. A method of verifying integrity of log entries stored in log entry locations of a storage device, the method comprising:replaying a pseudorandom generator used to determine log entry locations for storing log entries to determine a log entry location in which a particular log entry is to be stored after a predetermined number of log entries has been stored using a method comprising:
encrypting a log message using a secret to create an encrypted log message;
calculating an authentication code from the secret and the encrypted log message to create a log entry comprising the encrypted log message and the authentication code; and
determining a random one of the log entry locations to become a selected log entry location for storing the log entry;
wherein the selected log entry location is determined by using a pseudo random function,
wherein the log entry locations are organized as a numbered sequence, in that only as many log entry locations are used as there are log entries and dummy log entries to be stored and in that an unbroken sequence of log entry locations is used to store the log entries and the dummy log entries, and
verifying integrity of the log entry stored in the log entry location previously determined by verifying the authentication code stored together with the encrypted log message.

US Pat. No. 10,511,563

HASHES OF EMAIL TEXT

MICRO FOCUS LLC, Santa C...

1. A non-transitory machine-readable storage medium comprising instructions to trace and group a plurality of emails based on context, executable by a processing resource to:receive text of an email;
determine a header of an email message in the email;
determine a body of the email message;
modify text relating to the header to generate modified header text, wherein to modify the text relating to the header the instructions are further executable to:
indicate a beginning boundary and an ending boundary of the header, prior to a generation of a hash value representing the header, including marking the text of the email with a first tag to indicate where the header is located;
convert a text element in the header to a standard format; and
tokenize a word from the header to generate a first word link;
modify text relating to the body to generate modified body text, wherein to modify the text relating to the body the instructions are further executable to:
indicate a beginning boundary and an ending boundary of the body, including marking the text of the email with a second tag to indicate where the body is located;
convert a text element in the body to a standard format; and
tokenize a word from the body to generate a second word link;
generate the hash value representing the header using the modified header text and the first tag indicating where the header is located;
generate a hash value of the body using the modified body text and the second tag indicating where the body is located;
modify the text of the email to include the hash value representing the header as an attribute inside the first tag;
modify the text of the email to include the hash value of the body as an attribute inside the second tag; and
trace the modified email based on the hash value of the header.

US Pat. No. 10,511,521

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VIRTUAL MULTIPATH DATA TRANSPORT

ANCHORFREE INC., Redwood...

1. A system comprising one or more processing devices and one or more memory devices operably coupled to the one or more memory devices, the one or more memory devices storing executable code effective to cause the one or more processing devices to:execute a distributor, programmed to:
receive a stream of data including a response to a request for data;
divide the stream into a plurality of data portions;
distribute at least part of the plurality of data portions to a plurality of local delivery controllers executing on the system;
process, by each local delivery controller of the plurality of local delivery controllers connected to a corresponding remote delivery controller on a remote computer system, the data portions distributed to the each local delivery controller by:
encapsulating the data portions distributed to the each local delivery controller within outbound packets, the outbound packets including a header including a controller identifier of the each local delivery controller; and
writing the outbound packets in a buffer of the each local delivery controller;
process, by a local multiplexor executing on the system, the outbound packets of the plurality of local delivery controllers by:
reading the outbound packets from the buffers of the plurality of local delivery controllers and multiplexing the outbound packets onto a transport connection to the remote computer system such that the outbound packets from the buffers of the plurality of local delivery controllers are transmitted on the transport connection according to a transport protocol that does not acknowledge receipt of at least some packets; and
receiving, by the local multiplexor over the transport connection, acknowledgments each corresponding to at least one of the outbound packets of the plurality of local delivery controllers;
process, by the local multiplexor, the acknowledgments by, for each acknowledgement of at least some of the acknowledgments:
retrieving an included identifier in the each acknowledgment;
identifying a matching delivery controller of the plurality of local delivery controllers having the controller identifier thereof matching the included identifier; and
providing the each acknowledgment to the matching delivery controller;
evaluate whether (a) no acknowledgment was provided by the multiplexor for at least one outbound packet written to the buffer of the at least one local delivery controller; and
in response to (a), place the at least one unacknowledged outbound packet in the buffer of the at least one local delivery controller of the plurality of local delivery controllers.

US Pat. No. 10,511,520

MULTI-HOP PATH FINDING

Ripple Labs Inc., San Fr...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:executing a first thread, the first thread repeating operations comprising:
receiving order data describing an order, the order data comprising a currency pair, a price level, and a volume,
generating a one-hop path structure based on the order data describing the order, the one-hop path structure comprising one or more one-hop paths for the currency pair,
determining a relative importance value for the generated one-hop path structure, and
writing the generated one-hop path structure to a first ring buffer when the relative importance value of the one-hop path structure greater than a first threshold, and
executing a second thread, the second thread repeating operations comprising:
checking the first ring buffer until at least one one-hop path structure is available in the first ring buffer after being written to the first ring buffer by the first thread,
reading, from the first ring buffer, one of the at least one one-hop path structures written to the first ring buffer by the first thread,
generating one or more two-hop path structures by joining the one-hop path structure read from the first ring buffer with one or more other one-hop path structures,
determining a relative importance value for at least one of the generated one or more two-hop path structures, and
writing, for any of the one or more generated two-hop path structures with a relative importance value greater than a second threshold, a combined two-hop path structure based on the generated two-hop path structure to a second ring buffer; and
executing a third thread, the third thread repeating operations comprising:
checking the second ring buffer until at least one combined two-hop path structure is available in the second ring buffer after being written to the second ring buffer by the second thread,
reading, from the second ring buffer, one of the at least one combined two-hop path structures written to the second ring buffer by the second thread, and
generating one or more three-hop path structures by joining the combined two-hop path structure read from the second ring buffer with one or more one-hop path structures.

US Pat. No. 10,511,514

NODE-SPECIFIC PROBES IN A NATIVE LOAD BALANCER

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

15. A method of providing native load balancing on a network apparatus, comprising:communicatively coupling to a first network via a first network interface;
communicatively coupling to a second network via a plurality of second network interfaces;
providing a switching engine; and
providing a load balancing engine configured to:
probe a first service node with a first probe,
probe a second service node with a second probe, the second probe different in kind from the first probe wherein the second probe being different in kind from the first probe comprises the first probe and the second probe having different probing frequencies, different timeout periods T, different protocols, different numbers of unresponsive probes before a service node is marked as down, and different number of responsive probes from a formerly down service node before it is marked back up, wherein the first probe is customized to match a health monitoring method supported by a service node it intended to probe and wherein the second probe is customized to match a health monitoring method supported by a service node it intended to probe, and
load balance a network traffic among a plurality of service nodes based on responses to the first probe and the second probe, the plurality of service nodes being located in the second network and comprising the first service node and the second service node wherein a plurality of traffic is classified into buckets, wherein each bucket is assigned to at least one service node of the plurality of service nodes, wherein each of the plurality of service nodes is assigned a virtual IP (VIP) tag, wherein the buckets and the VIP tag of the corresponding at least one service node assigned to each of the buckets are stored in a content addressable memory accessible to the network apparatus, and wherein the switching engine is configured to:
determine a bucket corresponding to the network traffic;
determine the corresponding VIP tag of the corresponding at least one service node assigned to the bucket; and
forward the network traffic to a processing server associated with the at least one service node.

US Pat. No. 10,511,483

SECURELY ONBOARDING VIRTUAL MACHINES USING A CENTRALIZED POLICY SERVER

Extreme Networks, Inc., ...

1. A method, comprising:determining a virtual machine (VM) inventory baseline of a system, wherein the determining comprises identifying VMs in a baseline configuration and generating a VM fingerprint for each VM in the VM inventory baseline;
detecting an onboarded VM;
determining whether the onboarded VM is in the VM inventory baseline based on the VM fingerprint;
in response to the onboarded VM being excluded from the VM inventory baseline, setting the onboarded VM to a quarantine stat for a period of time;
comparing an operational posture of the onboarded VM to an operational posture policy of the system;
determining an available maximum number of virtual machines (VMs) permitted in the system according to a license and a current number of VMs in the system;
in response to the operational posture of the onboarded VM meeting the operational posture policy of the system and in response to a determination that the current number of VMs in the system being less than the available maximum number of VMs permitted in the system, setting the onboarded VM from the quarantine state to an operational state; and
in response to the operational posture of the onboarded VM failing to meet the operational policy posture of the system and to the period of time having expired, shutting down the onboarded VM.

US Pat. No. 10,511,308

FIELD PROGRAMMABLE TRANSISTOR ARRAYS

Board of Regents, The Uni...

1. A field-programmable transistor array, comprising:a plurality of logic cells, wherein each of the plurality of logic cells comprises a plurality of columns of transistors, wherein each of the plurality of columns of transistors comprises a plurality of first transistors and a plurality of second transistors;
wherein each of the plurality of first transistors are individually programmable to be either always on, always off, or to be controlled by a logic signal;
wherein a number of the plurality of second transistors are configured to be programmed to be always on or always off or to be controlled by a logic signal;
wherein the first transistors in a first column of transistors comprise a first two pMOS transistors connected in series with each other and a first two nMOS transistors connected in series with each other, and wherein the first two pMOS transistors are connected in series with the first two nMOS transistors; and
wherein the second transistors comprise second pMOS transistors connecting the first two pMOS transistors to pMOS transistors in the first transistors in a second column of transistors and second nMOS transistors connecting the first two nMOS transistors to nMOS transistors in the first transistors in the second column of transistors.

US Pat. No. 10,511,265

DOHERTY POWER AMPLIFIER CIRCUIT

Datang Mobile Communicati...

1. A Doherty power amplifier circuit, comprising:a power distributor, a carrier amplifier branch, a peak amplifier branch and a combiner, wherein:
a series resonator circuit is arranged between the carrier amplifier branch and the combiner, and configured to: appear inductive when an operating frequency of the Doherty power amplifier circuit is higher than a central frequency, appear capacitive when the operating frequency of the Doherty power amplifier circuit is lower than the central frequency, and have an impedance of 0 when the operating frequency of the Doherty power amplifier circuit is the central frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,511,225

LOW IQ HYSTERETIC-PWM AUTOMATED HYBRID CONTROL ARCHITECTURE FOR A SWITCHING CONVERTER

Dialog Semiconductor (UK)...

1. A DC-DC switching converter, with a low quiescent current (IQ) hysteretic-PWM automated hybrid control architecture, comprising:Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) logic configured to be used during a PWM mode; idle comparators, comprising an over voltage comparator and an under voltage comparator, at an output of said switching converter;
control logic, configured to switch from said PWM mode to a hysteretic mode, wherein said idle comparators are used, and said PWM logic is turned off, during said hysteretic mode; and
a skip comparator, configured to compare an error voltage, output from a gm amplifier, and a programmable skip voltage reference.

US Pat. No. 10,511,139

TRANSPARENT CONDUCTING FILM OR COATING ON A LENS THAT SERVES AS AN INTERLOCK ON A SEMICONDUCTOR LASER MODULE

Lumileds LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A semiconductor laser module comprising:a semiconductor laser; and
an optical element operatively coupled with the semiconductor laser to disperse laser light emitted from the semiconductor laser,
wherein the optical element is coated with a transparent conductive material that serves as an interlock on the semiconductor laser in the form of a trace that covers a substantial portion of a surface of the optical element opposite the semiconductor laser.

US Pat. No. 10,511,134

LASER SYSTEM FOR GENERATING LASER PULSE OF SUB-NANOSECOND DURATION

QUANTA SYSTEM S.P.A., Sa...

1. A laser system for generating a series of output laser pulses comprising a laser generator that supplies an injection pulse to an amplifier; said amplifier comprising: a gain medium enclosed between a first mirror and a second, output, mirror opposite to said first mirror; and an optical switch set in the proximity of said first mirror; said system being characterized in that: said amplifier is an unstable laser resonator, and said injection pulse is supplied to said laser resonator in synchronism with opening of said optical switch; and said series of output laser pulses comprises at least one pulse having a duration shorter than or equal to 2 ns and an energy higher than 100 mJ and at least three times higher than the energy of all other pulses of said series of output laser pulses; said system further comprising an automated control system capable of maintaining stationary conditions between said at least one pulse and all other pulses of said series of output laser pulses, controlling the gain of said amplifier;said laser system comprises a photodiode that supplies a signal proportional to said output laser pulses emitted by said unstable laser resonator; and
a processor modifies the gain of said laser resonator to reach a desired configuration by executing an algorithm to analyse treatment of noise, identify peaks wherein time and amplitude of the pulses acquired are measured and compare said signal proportional to said output laser pulses emitted by said unstable laser resonator with the desired configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,511,113

MODULAR PLUG PROVIDED WITH METAL SHIELDING COVER, AND COMMUNICATION CABLE

SHENZHEN QINTONG TECHNOLO...

1. A modular plug comprising:a modular plug body having an inner chamber and defining a first aperture in communication with the inner chamber, the modular plug body having a first end and an opposite second end, metal terminals being disposed at the first end, the second end defining an opening in communication with the inner chamber, the opening being configured to allow a cable to be inserted through the opening into the inner chamber; and
a metal shielding cover attached around the modular plug body, the metal shielding cover including at least one metal spring tab that is disposed corresponding to the first aperture and is capable of bending and deforming into the first aperture;
wherein the modular plug body comprises a plurality of body sidewalls cooperatively forming the inner chamber, and the first aperture is defined through one of the body sidewalls;
wherein a pressing resilient tab for snappingly connecting with a connector port is connected to another one of the body sidewalls, and the connector port is configured to receive and electrically connect with the modular plug;
wherein the modular plug body comprises four body sidewalls including a first body sidewall, a second body sidewall, a third body sidewall, and a fourth body sidewall, the four body sidewalls cooperatively forming the inner chamber, the first body sidewall positioned opposite to the third body sidewall, the second body sidewall positioned opposite to the fourth body sidewall, the first aperture is defined in the second body sidewall, the metal shielding cover defines a second aperture corresponding to the first aperture, and the pressing resilient tab is disposed on the fourth body sidewall;
wherein the metal shielding cover comprises a first cover sidewall, a second cover sidewall, and a third cover sidewall, the first cover sidewall and the third cover sidewall extend respectively from two opposite sides of the second cover sidewall, the second aperture is defined between the first cover sidewall and the third cover sidewall, and the at least one metal spring tab is rotatably connected to the first cover sidewall and/or the third cover sidewall; and
wherein the number of the at least one metal spring tab is two, and the two metal spring tabs are respectively connected to the first cover sidewall and the third cover sidewall.

US Pat. No. 10,511,108

DUAL-WIRE CONNECTOR

DINKLE ENTERPRISE CO., LT...

1. A dual-wire connector (1), including:an insulation base (10), having a base plate (11) and an enclosing plate (12) extended from the base plate (11), wherein two insertion ports (121) are formed on the enclosing plate (12);
an electric conductive terminal (20), fastened on the base plate (11), and having a first lateral plate (211) and a second lateral plate (212);
a first electric conductive elastic sheet (30), having a fastening segment (31) and a clamping segment (33), wherein the fastening segment (31) is electrically connected to the electric conductive terminal (20), and the clamping segment (33) is formed at one side of the first lateral plate (211);
a second electric conductive elastic sheet (40), separately arranged with respect to the first electric conductive elastic sheet (30) and having a fastening segment (41) and a clamping segment (43), wherein the fastening segment (41) is electrically connected to the electric conductive terminal (20), and the clamping segment (43) is formed at one side of the second lateral plate (212); and
a pressing member (50), moveably connected to the base plate (11) and having insertion slots (53) corresponding the two insertion ports (121) and a pushing unit (52) formed at one side of the insertion slot (53), wherein through pressing the pressing member (50), the pushing units (52) are able to push and release the clamping segments (33, 43),
wherein a fastening block (14) connected to the base plate (11) is formed on the insulation base (10), two sides of the fastening block (14) are formed with an elastic sheet accommodating zone (15), and the first electric conductive elastic sheet (30) and the second electric conductive elastic sheet (40) are accommodated in the elastic sheet accommodating zones (15).

US Pat. No. 10,511,105

ELECTRIC WIRE WITH TERMINAL AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING ELECTRIC WIRE WITH TERMINAL

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Mina...

1. A terminal-equipped electric wire, comprising:a terminal including a conductor bonding part and a sheath supporting part; and
an electric wire including a conductor formed of a plurality of strands and a sheath covering the conductor such that the conductor is exposed to a predetermined length, the conductor exposed from the sheath being bonded to the conductor bonding part, and the sheath being supported by the sheath supporting part and being fixed in the terminal,
wherein the sheath supporting part is in a state where there is no permanent distortion with respect to a state when the terminal is present alone.

US Pat. No. 10,511,093

ACTIVE UHF/VHF ANTENNA

Ethertronics, Inc., San ...

1. An active antenna, comprising:a first substrate;
a first antenna element positioned on the first substrate adjacent to a ground plane, the first antenna element coupled to a first conductor at a first filter, the first antenna element further coupled to a second conductor at a second filter, the first antenna element configured for multiple resonances in the UHF and VHF bands;
a first parasitic element positioned adjacent to the first antenna element and the ground plane, wherein the first parasitic element is coupled to the ground plane at a first multi-port switch;
the first multi-port switch configured to open-circuit, short-circuit, or reactively load the first parasitic element;
the first multi-port switch coupled to a first processor, and the first processor configured to further couple with a television receiver circuit,
wherein the first processor is configured to receive channel selection information from the television receiver circuit, and using an algorithm resident in the first processor, determine an optimal mode of the active antenna, and communicate control signals to the first multi-port switch for configuring the active antenna in the optimal mode.

US Pat. No. 10,511,081

ANTENNA STRUCTURE AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE USING SAME

Chiun Mai Communication S...

1. An antenna structure comprising:a metallic member, the metallic member comprising a front frame, a backboard, and a side frame, the side frame being between the front frame and the backboard, the side frame comprising at least a top portion, a first side portion, and a second side portion, the first side portion and the second side portion respectively connected to two ends of the top portion;
a first feed portion;
a first ground portion; and
a second ground portion;
wherein the side frame defines a slot, the slot is defined on at least the top portion;
wherein the front frame defines a first gap and a second gap, the first gap and the second gap are between two opposite ends of the slot, the first gap and the second gap communicate with the slot and extend across the front frame;
wherein a portion of the front frame between the first gap and the second gap forms a first radiating section, the first ground portion and the second ground portion are electrically connected to the first radiating section, the first feed portion is positioned between the first ground portion and the second ground portion and is electrically connected to an end of the first radiating section adjacent to the first gap; the first radiating section is divided into a short portion towards the first gap and a long portion towards the second gap according to a connecting point of the first feed portion; and
wherein current enters the first radiating section from the first feed portion, the current flows through the first radiating section and towards the first gap and the second gap, respectively, to generate radiation signals in a first frequency band and a second frequency band, a frequency of the first frequency band is higher than a frequency of the second frequency band.

US Pat. No. 10,511,059

ALKALINE POUCH CELL WITH COATED TERMINALS

ZAF Energy Systems, Incor...

1. A battery cell comprising:an electrode assembly including a negative electrode, positive electrode, and separator bathed in an alkaline electrolyte;
a pouch encapsulating the electrode assembly; and
first and second tabs respectively extending from the positive and negative electrodes through the pouch, the first tab having thereon a coating including acrylic paint and the second tab having thereon a coating including lacquer.

US Pat. No. 10,510,940

THERMOELECTRIC GENERATOR

AVX Corporation, Fountai...

1. A charging circuit for charging a storage device, comprising:a thermoelectric generator module for converting thermal energy to electrical energy based on temperature differences between portions of the module based on the Peltier/Seebeck effect, comprising:
a plurality of N-type oxide ceramic elements comprising an N-type ceramic material;
a plurality of P-type oxide ceramic elements comprising a P-type ceramic material and respectively paired with said plurality of N-type elements;
a pair of supporting ceramic substrates, supporting a plurality of conductive traces thereon, and with said paired N-type and P-type elements received on selected of said conductive traces so as to form an array of such pairs between said substrates, with said paired elements electrically connected in series by said conductive traces and thermally connected in parallel relative to said substrates; and
a pair of output terminals provided on at least one of said substrates and configured to provide an output voltage from said module; and
a voltage converter electrically connected with at least one of the pair of output terminals and configured to receive the output voltage from said module and convert said module output voltage to a relatively higher output voltage that is suitable for charging the storage device;
wherein the plurality of N-type elements the plurality of P-type elements comprise a plurality of porosity layers that are spaced apart in a heat-flow direction perpendicular to said generally planar ceramic substrates, the plurality of porosity layers having thicknesses in the heat-flow direction that range from 1 micron to 100 microns, and wherein the plurality of porosity layers comprise pores formed inside the N-type ceramic material and P-type ceramic material.

US Pat. No. 10,510,760

METHOD FOR FABRICATING BIT LINE CONTACT

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:forming a composite layer, the composite layer comprising first and second insulative materials and a first polysilicon layer that is between the first and second insulative materials;
forming a hole in the composite layer, the hole penetrating through the composite layer to define respective edge portions of the first and second insulative materials and the first polysilicon layer; and
converting the edge portion of the first polysilicon layer into third insulative material so that the third insulative material is between the respective edges of the first and second insulative materials.

US Pat. No. 10,510,743

STEP FIN FIELD-EFFECT-TRANSISTOR (FINFET) WITH SLIM TOP OF FIN AND THICK BOTTOM OF FIN FOR ELECTRO-STATIC-DISCHARGE (ESD) OR ELECTRICAL OVER-STRESS (EOS) PROTECTION

Hong Kong Applied Science...

1. A Fin Field-Effect Transistor (FinFET) Electro-Static-Discharge (ESD) protection device comprising:a substrate having a substantially planar surface;
a fin formed on the substrate, the fin being of a semiconductor material and having a cross-sectional shape;
a gate formed around a top portion of the fin, the gate covering a top surface of the fin and wrapping around the top portion of two sidewalls of the fin;
a conducting region in the top portion of the fin, the conducting region being covered by the gate;
a gate oxide formed between the gate and the conducting region, the gate oxide being formed over the conducting region on the top portion of the fin including the top surface and the top portion of the two sidewalls, wherein the gate is non-planar;
a source region in the top portion of the fin, and adjacent to the conducting region, the source region having a first concentration of a first dopant;
a drain region in the top portion of the fin, and adjacent to the conducting region, the drain region having the first concentration of the first dopant;
wherein the conducting region has a second dopant having an opposite polarity type as the first dopant;
wherein a current conduction between the drain region and the source region through the conducting region has a first effective resistance;
a buried conducting region in a bottom portion of the fin, the buried conducting region being underneath the conducting region;
a buried source region in the bottom portion of the fin, and adjacent to the buried conducting region, the buried source region having a second concentration of the first dopant;
a buried drain region in the bottom portion of the fin, and adjacent to the buried conducting region, the buried drain region having the second concentration of the first dopant;
wherein a current conduction between the buried drain region and the buried source region through the buried conducting region has a second effective resistance;
wherein a normal current conduction between the source region and the drain region through the conducting region is controlled by a gate voltage applied to the gate during normal operation;
wherein during normal operation the gate voltage and a voltage between the source region and the drain region are less than a breakdown voltage;
wherein current conduction between the buried drain region and the buried source region through the buried conducting region does not occur during normal operation when applied voltages are less than the breakdown voltage;
wherein the first effective resistance is at least double the second effective resistance when the voltage between the source region and the drain region is more than the breakdown voltage,
wherein a breakdown current through the buried conducting region is at least double the breakdown current through the conducting region during an ESD event.

US Pat. No. 10,510,708

ANISOTROPIC CONDUCTIVE FILM (ACF) AND FORMING METHOD THEREOF, ACF ROLL, BONDING STRUCTURE AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. An anisotropic conductive film (ACF), comprising:an insulating adhesive layer, including a plurality of preset regions corresponding to electrodes to be bonded and spaced from each other; and
capsule structures, dispersed in the insulating adhesive layer of the plurality of preset regions and configured to realize a electrical connection in a direction perpendicular to a surface of the ACF when the ACF is subjected to a pressure in the direction perpendicular to the surface of the ACF,
wherein a number of the capsule structures in each of the plurality of preset regions is greater than a preset number,
wherein the anisotropic conductive film is disposed on a non-display region of a display device, and the capsule structure is not disposed outside the plurality of preset regions.