US Pat. No. 10,560,400

METHOD FOR MANAGING TRAFFIC ITEM IN SOFTWARE-DEFINED NETWORKING

Inventec (Pudong) Technol...

5. A software defined networking system comprising:a plurality of aggregate level switches, each aggregate level switch comprising a downlink flow table and an uplink flow table;
a plurality of core level switches linked to the plurality of aggregate level switches;
a plurality of edge level switches linked to the aggregate level switches; and
a controller linked to the plurality of core level switches, the plurality of aggregate level switches, and the plurality of edge level switches;
wherein after a data packet is acquired by an aggregate level switch, the controller generates a transmission path for allocating the data packet according to the data packet, the downlink flow table, and the uplink flow table, the downlink flow table comprises a correlation of a plurality of first transmission ports of the aggregate level switch and at least one edge level switch corresponding to the aggregate level switch, the uplink flow table comprises a correlation of the plurality of first transmission ports of the aggregate level switch and a transmission port group of at least one core level switch corresponding to the aggregate level switch.

US Pat. No. 10,560,330

TECHNIQUES FOR CLOUD CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT

Micro Focus Software Inc....

1. A method, comprising:logically organizing hardware and storage disbursed over a network into virtualization layers as workloads, each workload representing a different and an independent processing environment as a unique data center, and each data center including data-center specific security and data-center controlled resources;
maintaining a configuration management database that identifies each data center along with that data center's:configuration settings, data center-specific security, and data-center controlled resources;deploying each data center over the network for processing; and
monitoring each data center while permitting each data center to independently manage that data center's:configuration settings, data center-specific security, and data-center controlled resources unless during independent management any particular data center violates master policies maintained in the configuration management database.

US Pat. No. 10,560,275

SOCIAL MEDIA SYSTEM AND METHOD

HOOLEY LLC, Los Angeles,...

1. A method of allowing guests of events to interact with other guests of the events, the method comprising:logging, by a user of an event system, into the event system;
creating, by the user of the event system, a user profile to be utilized in the event system;
creating, by the user of the event system, an event, the event including a geo-fence surrounding a location of the event;
customizing, by the user of the event system, the event to be a private event, the customizing of the event includes the user determining the geo-fence surrounding the location of the event, customizing by the user a name of the event, a start time, an end time, and a date of the event;
inviting, by the user of the event system, other users of the event system to be invited guests of the private event;
determining a geo-location of the invited guests of the event;
allowing the invited guests of the event to access features of the private event when the geo-location of the invited guests is within the geo-fence of the private event, the features of the private event include at least one of direct messaging, guest profiles, and friend requests;
receiving media content from the invited guests of the private event, the media content including at least one of videos, images, and messages;
organizing the media content into galleries for access by the invited guests of the private event;
continuing to allow the invited guests of the private event full access or partial access to the features of the private event and to the media content from the invited guests of the private event after the invited guests of the private event have left the geo-fence of the private event; and
allowing users who are not invited guests of the private event partial access to the features of the private event and to the media content from the invited guests when the not invited guests do not enter the geo-fence of the event.

US Pat. No. 10,560,254

PICOSECOND LPD TIME ALIGNMENT

L3 Technologies Inc., Ne...

1. A method of transmitting a signal in a way to mask the presence of the signal or to reduce the ability of external entities to extract data from the signal, the method comprising:accessing a data signal;
correlating a phase of the data signal to a phase of a carrier signal carrying the data signal; and
transmitting the carrier signal carrying the data signal with the phase of the data signal correlated to the phase of the carrier signal, such that the data signal can be extracted by using phase correlation between the data signal and the carrier signal.

US Pat. No. 10,560,187

VISIBLE LIGHT COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK WAVELENGTH FILTER FOR SECURITY AT TRANSPARENT STRUCTURES

CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC., ...

10. A system comprising:an access point comprising a light module transmitting data at a specified wavelength in a visible light communications network;
a glass window located in a room with an endpoint communicatively coupled to the access point via the visible light communications network; and
a filter preventing visible light at the specified wavelength of operation of the light module in the visible light communications network from passing through the glass window;
wherein the filter provides security in the visible light communications network while allowing at least some visible light to pass into the room through the glass window and wherein the data is transmitted and received at different wavelengths and the filter is configured to block visible light at both of said wavelengths; and
wherein the filter comprises two overlays, each of said overlays configured to block signals at one of said different wavelengths.

US Pat. No. 10,560,026

POWER CONVERSION EFFICIENCY USING VARIABLE SWITCHING FREQUENCY

SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS ...

1. A power circuit controller, comprising:a voltage sense input;
a main switch output;
an active clamp switch output; and
the power circuit controller configured to:
sense a peak magnitude of a direct current (DC) voltage at the voltage sense input;
generate a main switch signal on the main switch output having an output frequency that varies between a first frequency and a second frequency based on the peak magnitude of the DC voltage at the voltage sense input, and wherein both the first frequency and the second frequency are non-zero; and
generate an active clamp signal on the active clamp switch output having the output frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,559,994

LINEAR VIBRATION MOTOR

MPLUS CO., LTD., Suwon-s...

1. A linear vibration motor (1) comprising:a casing (2) configured to have an internal space and to comprise a circular casing center extension part (21) which is disposed at a center and has a shape downward extended in multiple stages;
a bracket (3) coupled to a bottom of the casing (2) to form an external appearance of the linear vibration motor and configured to comprise a circular bracket center extension part (31) which is disposed at the center and has a shape upward extended in multiple stages;
a circular coil (4) configured to fix lateral surfaces of the casing center extension part (21) and the bracket center extension part (31) by coupling the casing center extension part (21) and the bracket center extension part (31);
an elastic body (5) configured to have one side fixed to one surface on an inside of the casing (2) and the other side coupled to a vibrator (7); and
an FPCB (6) fixed to one surface on a top of the bracket (3) and configured to electrically connect the coil and an external device.

US Pat. No. 10,559,965

DISPLAY ASSEMBLY HAVING MULTIPLE CHARGING PORTS

MANUFACTURING RESOURCES I...

1. An electronic display assembly comprising:a housing;
a frame having a front perimeter and a rear perimeter, wherein said frame is configured to receive the housing;
a first and second gasket located along the front perimeter and the rear perimeter, respectively, of said frame;
a pass-through device located in said housing and configured to accept one or more utility lines;
a first and second electronic display subassemblies mounted to said frame in a back to back arrangement, wherein each of said first and second electronic display subassemblies comprises:
a transparent layer;
an electronic display layer;
a hinging device configured to permit the electronic display subassembly to rotate between an opened position and a closed position; and
a gap defined by the space between the transparent layer and the electronic display layer;
a substantially sealed closed loop pathway surrounding each of said one or more electronic display subassemblies, wherein said closed loop pathway comprises:
the gap of each respective electronic display subassembly; and
a common cavity located in the space between the first and second electronic display subassemblies and the frame;
a plate positioned within the cavity between and substantially parallel to the rear surfaces of the electronic display subassemblies, wherein said plate is configured to receive at least some of said peripheral devices;
an open loop pathway configured to permit ambient air to pass through said housing and thermally interact with said closed loop pathway without mixing with circulating gas traveling through said closed loop pathway; and
at least two peripheral devices located within said housing, wherein one of said peripheral devices comprises a charging subassembly, and at least one other of said peripheral devices is selected from the group consisting of: a camera, a touchscreen, an additional electronic display, video communications equipment, audio communications equipment, and an emergency notification subassembly.

US Pat. No. 10,559,915

RUGGEDIZED ELECTRICAL RECEPTACLE

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A ruggedized electrical receptacle, comprising:a shell including an inner surface defining an inner receiving area having front and rear sections, the front section being configured to receive an interface of a mating connector;
a contact subassembly received in the shell, the contact subassembly comprising,
a contact printed circuit board with first and second opposing faces,
a plurality of interface contacts coupled to the first face of the contact printed circuit board and a plurality of termination contacts coupled to the second face of the contact printed circuit board, and
an overmold overmolded onto the contact subassembly, the overmold surrounding the contact printed circuit board such that free ends of the plurality of interface contacts are exposed and extend toward the front section of the shell for engaging the mating connector and tail ends of the plurality of termination contacts are exposed and extend toward the rear section of the shell for engagement with a main printed circuit board; and
an internal sealing member disposed between an outer surface of the overmold and the inner surface of the shell, thereby creating a seal therebetween.

US Pat. No. 10,559,885

DOUBLE-RIDGED WAVEGUIDE HORN ANTENNA

Associated Universities, ...

1. A horn antenna, comprising:a double-ridged waveguide input, having dimensions of width, a, and height, b, where the width and height comprise waveguide outer dimensions, and internal ridges having ridge width, w, with a gap dimension, g, between the ridges; and
a radiating aperture;
wherein the waveguide outer dimensions, a and b, and ridge width, w, increase smoothly and monotonically over a length of the horn from the double-ridged waveguide input to the radiating aperture; and
wherein the gap dimension, g, is given mathematically by one or more of the other waveguide dimensions (a, b, or w) raised to a power, p, over a majority of the length of the horn.

US Pat. No. 10,559,390

ACTIVITY CROSS-CALIBRATION OF UNSEALED RADIONUCLIDES UTILIZING A PORTABLE ION CHAMBER

1. A method of cross-calibrating a radionuclide at two separate locations (A and B) comprising the steps of:(a) drawing up a known amount of activity, A0A, at location A at calibration time t0A into a pre-defined volume in a first syringe;
(b) inserting the syringe into a portable ion chamber, and placing the ion chamber into a dose calibrator;
(c) measuring the chamber's response by integrating charge for a period of time tiA and determining a calibration factor;
(d) transferring the ion chamber and the first syringe, emptied and cleaned, or an empty second syringe identical to the first syringe, to location B;
(e) drawing a second sample having the same volume of the same radionuclide into the cleaned and emptied syringe or second syringe, placing the syringe into the ion chamber, placing the ion chamber into a second dose calibrator, and measuring the ion chamber's response in the second dose calibrator for a second period of time;
(f) determining the activity of the second sample by adjusting with the location A calibration factor; and
(g) cross-calibrating the second dose calibrator with the first dose calibrator using the measured activity of the second sample.

US Pat. No. 10,559,386

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR AN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE SUPPORT NETWORK FOR VIBRANT CONSTITUIONAL GUIDANCE

KPN Innovations, LLC, La...

1. A system for an artificial intelligence support network for vibrant constitutional guidance, the system comprising:at least a server;
at least a diagnostic engine including a prognostic label learner machine learning process and an ameliorative process label learner machine learning process that both operate on the diagnostic engine, wherein the diagnostic engine is designed and configured to:
receive a first training data set including a plurality of first data entries, each first data entry of the plurality of first data entries including at least an element of physiological state data and at least a correlated first prognostic label;
receive a second training data set including a plurality of second data entries, each second data entry of the plurality of second data entries including at least a second prognostic label and at least a correlated ameliorative process label; and
receive at least a biological extraction from a user;
wherein the prognostic label learner is designed and configured to:
generate at least a prognostic output by executing a lazy learning algorithm as a function of the first training set and the at least a biological extraction;
wherein the ameliorative process label learner is designed and configured to:
generate at least an ameliorative output by executing a supervised machine learning algorithm as a function of the second training set and the at least a prognostic output;
wherein the diagnostic module is designed and configured to generate a diagnostic output including the at least a prognostic output and the at least an ameliorative output; and
an advisory module designed and configured to:
receive at least a request for an advisory input;
generate at least an advisory output using the at least a request for an advisory input and the at least a diagnostic output;
select at least an informed advisor client device as a function of the at least a request for an advisory input, wherein the advisory module is configured to select the at least an informed advisor client device using a user-requested category of at least an informed advisor; and
transmit the at least an advisory output to the at least an informed advisor client device.

US Pat. No. 10,558,996

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR REGULATING OPERATION OF UNITS USING ENCRYPTION TECHNIQUES ASSOCIATED WITH A BLOCKCHAIN

Fidelity National Informa...

1. A system configured to regulate generation of units according to at least one encryption technique associated with a blockchain, the system comprising:a communication device configured to communicate with a computing device executing an application;
a memory storing instructions; and
a processor configured to execute the instructions to perform operations comprising:
maintaining an account associated with the computing device, wherein the account comprises product awards for a plurality of product awards programs;
receiving, from the computing device through the application, transaction information describing a transaction;
based on the transaction information, determining a number of received product awards for the transaction in a first product awards program of the plurality of product awards programs;
converting the received product awards into units using one of the encryption techniques of the blockchain, wherein the conversion uses a real-time conversion rate that is determined based on at least a valuation of the product awards in the plurality of product awards programs as evidenced by one or more transactions in the blockchain;
updating the product awards account based on the converted units to reflect the units for the first product awards program;
entering into the blockchain encrypted data associated with the transaction, wherein the encrypted data is encrypted according to the at least one encryption technique;
receiving a redemption transaction request to purchase an item of value offered by one of the product awards programs for a first number of the units; and
redeeming the first number of the units to fulfill the redemption transaction request by combining units from two or more of the plurality of product awards programs, and entering into the blockchain encrypted data associated with the redemption transaction, wherein the encrypted data is encrypted according to the at least one encryption technique.

US Pat. No. 10,558,957

REQUESTOR-BASED FUNDS TRANSFER SYSTEM AND METHODS

The Western Union Company...

1. A method for transferring funds, the method comprising:receiving, at a payment enabler computer system, a communication, the communication comprising a sender account identifier associated with a sender and receiver account identifier associated with a receiver;
querying, by the payment enabler computer system, associated memory to determine that the receiver account identifier is not associated with an entry in the associated memory;
sending by the payment enabler computer system, a webpage link to an electronic address associated with the receiver account identifier;
receiving, from a computer device associated with the receiver, an affirmative response to the webpage link, the affirmative response causing the payment enabler computer system to initiate a challenge-response protocol comprising:
receiving, from a computer device associated with the sender, a challenge-response communication defining one or more parts of a challenge-response authentication;
generating, by the payment enabler computer system, based at least in part on the received challenge-response communication, a challenge;
transmitting, by the payment enabler computer system, the challenge over a communication network to the computer device associated with the receiver;
receiving, by the payment enabler computer system, a response to the transmitted challenge;
comparing a received response to the challenge-response communication to authenticate a user associated with the sender account identifier;
in response to a positive authentication, creating an entry in the associated memory and associating said entry with the receiver account identifier; and
causing, by the payment enabler computer system, an electronic transfer of funds from a sender account associated with the sender to a receiver account associated with the receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,558,916

SIMULATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTEGRATING CLIENT BEHAVIORAL PREFERENCES WITHIN DECISION-BASED SIMULATION SCENARIOS

RPH FINANCIAL SERVICES, I...

1. An electronic simulator tool comprising:a controller platform utilizing an operating system and microinstruction code for generating, storing and accessing a reusable behavior-influenced decision-making data set (BDDS), the controller platform including:
a communication bus for effectuating communication between a plurality of separate devices, the plurality of separate devices including
a first memory element for storing a predetermined set of risk temperament (RT) classifications that are indicative of an individual human's behavioral mood, or attitude for perceiving and processing events with uncertain future outcomes while in an affectively aroused emotional state and a predetermined set of preference typology (PT) classifications that are indicative of an individual human's behavioral and psychological preferences for absorption of information, to help that individual in the future to evaluate and resolve uncertain outcome events;
a second memory element for storing a predetermined set of questions used in evaluating the individual client, the set of questions including a subset of RT questions and a subset of PT questions; the RT questions including open-ended questions concerning how the individual, while in an affectively aroused emotional state, historically has made and/or hypothetically would make behavioral decisions about events with uncertain outcomes; and the PT questions including a set of multiple choice questions to elicit how the individual absorbs information and takes action upon absorption of such information;
a client input interface for providing a communication path between an individual client's communication device and the controller platform;
a processor responsive to microinstruction code for performing a BDDS compilation by:
receiving responses to the predetermined set of questions from the individual client via the client input interface;
processing the responses to generate an RT value and a PT value for the individual client;
comparing the RT value to the predetermined set of RT classifications to select an individualized RT classification for the individual client;
comparing the PT value to the predetermined set of PT classifications to select an individualized PT classification for the individual client; and
defining the respective individualized RT and PT classifications as a generated BDDS profile for the individual client, the generated BDDS profile defined as a modular, reusable BDDS profile available for use by the individual client in various future situations;
a third memory element for storing the generated modular, reusable BDDS profile for the individual client; and
a facilitator output interface for allowing third party access to the modular, reusable BDDS profile, in communication with the third memory element, for use by the third party in various, different client treatment planning situations, without requiring repetition of the BDDS compilation process.

US Pat. No. 10,558,889

FREQUENCY-BASED PROJECTION SEGMENTATION

DR. ING. H.C. F. PORSCHE ...

1. A method for segmenting a projected pattern in an image recorded by a camera, the method comprising:recording, by a camera in a learning phase, a multiplicity of images produced by virtue of a light source projecting the pattern from a plurality of different angles onto a projection surface in a clean room, wherein the projection surface has a plurality of respectively different distances from the light source for each angle,
transforming the multiplicity of images into a frequency domain representation,
obtaining a value range of occurring frequencies from the frequency domain representation of the multiplicity of images, and
masking, in an application phase, frequencies other than the occurring frequencies lying in the value range in a frequency domain representation of the image recorded by the camera, wherein a difference image produced in this manner is transformed back from the frequency domain representation.

US Pat. No. 10,558,849

DEPICTED SKIN SELECTION

Adobe Inc., San Jose, CA...

1. In a digital medium environment to select exposed skin of persons depicted in digital images, a method comprising:determining, by a computing device, a bounding box for a person depicted in a digital image using a first machine-learning model configured to determine bounding boxes of persons depicted in image content;
generating, by the computing device, an object mask that indicates pixels of the digital image corresponding to the depicted person, the object mask generated using a second machine-learning model configured to generate object masks of persons depicted in image content given bounding boxes surrounding the persons;
identifying, by the computing device, the pixels indicated by the object mask having a color similar to at least one exposed skin color of the depicted person; and
generating, by the computing device, skin selection data describing the identified pixels.

US Pat. No. 10,558,809

SOFTWARE ASSURANCE SYSTEM FOR RUNTIME ENVIRONMENTS

ARCHITECTURE TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A method comprising:monitoring, by an analysis computing system, execution of one or more applications on a runtime computing system, wherein the runtime computing system includes a plurality of processing units that perform one or more operations during execution of the one or more applications;
during execution of the one or more applications on the runtime computing system, receiving, by the analysis computing system and from the runtime computing system, monitoring information that includes at least one of function call data or application programming interface call data associated with the one or more operations performed by the plurality of processing units during execution of the one or more applications, wherein the at least one of the function call data or the application programming interface call data comprises at least one ordered sequence of a plurality of function calls or application programming interface calls that are each intercepted by at least one function hook or application programming interface hook during execution of the one or more applications on the runtime computing system;
importing, by the analysis computing system, the monitoring information into a risk model;
analyzing, by the analysis computing system, the monitoring information within the risk model to determine one or more potential vulnerabilities and one or more potential impacts of the one or more potential vulnerabilities in the runtime computing system, wherein the one or more potential vulnerabilities are associated with execution of the one or more applications on the runtime computing system, and wherein the one or more potential vulnerabilities are further associated with at least one unexpected call sequence or unexpected call stack associated with the at least one ordered sequence of the plurality of function calls or application programming interface calls; and
outputting, by the analysis computing system and for display in a graphical user interface, a graphical representation of the one or more potential vulnerabilities and the one or more potential impacts in the risk model.

US Pat. No. 10,558,596

SELECTING A PRIORITY QUEUE FROM WHICH TO PROCESS AN INPUT/OUTPUT (I/O) REQUEST BY TRAINING A MACHINE LEARNING MODULE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A computer program product for selecting one of a plurality queues having Input/Output (I/O) requests for a storage to process, comprising a computer readable storage medium having computer readable program code embodied therein that when executed performs operations, the operations comprising:providing a machine learning module that receives as input I/O statistics for the queues based on I/O activity at the queues and produces output for each of the queues, wherein the output for each queue indicates a likelihood that selection of an I/O request from the queue will maintain expected response time ratios between the queues, wherein outputs for the queues from the machine learning module are included in a task control block;
using the outputs to select a queue of the queues;
servicing the I/O request from the selected queue;
after servicing the I/O request, determining adjusted outputs from the outputs for the queues indicated in the task control block;
retraining the machine learning module with the input I/O statistics to produce the adjusted outputs for the queues; and
using the retrained machine learning module to select one of the queues from which to process an I/O request.

US Pat. No. 10,558,369

FLASH DEVICE LIFETIME MONITOR SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A system for ensuring a target lifetime for a memory device in a computing device, the system comprising:a system-on-a-chip (SoC) of the computing device, the SoC comprising a central processing unit (CPU) executing an operating system (O/S);
a dynamic random access memory (DRAM) electrically coupled to the SoC by a first access channel;
the memory device electrically coupled to the SoC by a second access channel and configured to receive a page swap from the DRAM;
a swap lifetime controller (SLC) in communication with the O/S, the SLC configured to set a first benchmark number of page swaps for the memory device during a first time interval; and
a learning prediction system (LPS) in communication with the SLC, the LPS configured to determine a target number of page swaps (target_swap) to the memory device and a remaining life of the memory device (remaining_life_of_device),
wherein the setting by the SLC of the first benchmark number of page swaps for the memory device during the first time interval is based on the target_swap and remaining_life_of_device received from the LPS, and
an updated setting by the SLC of a second benchmark number of page swaps for the memory device during a second time interval is based at least partially on a comparison of the first benchmark number of page swaps with an actual number of page swaps during the first time interval, wherein:
if the actual number of page swaps during the first time interval is less than the first benchmark number of page swaps, the second benchmark number of page swaps is increased relative to the first benchmark number of page swaps; and
if the actual number of page swaps during the first time interval is greater than the first benchmark number of page swaps, the second benchmark number of page swaps is decreased relative to the first benchmark number of page swaps,
wherein at least one of the first time interval and the second time interval is changed or updated during the operation of the computing device based on a measured usage of the memory device.

US Pat. No. 10,558,126

LITHOGRAPHIC APPARATUS AND METHOD

ASML Netherlands B.V., V...

1. A lithographic apparatus comprising:a support structure constructed to support a mask comprising a patterned area which is capable of imparting a radiation beam with a pattern in its cross-section to form a patterned radiation beam, wherein the support structure is movable in a scanning direction;
a substrate table constructed to hold a substrate, wherein the substrate table is movable in the scanning direction; and
a projection system configured to project an exposure field of the patterned radiation beam onto an exposure region of the substrate,
wherein the projection system has a demagnification in the scanning direction which is greater than a demagnification in a second direction which is perpendicular to the scanning direction,
wherein the demagnification in the second direction is greater than 4×,
wherein the demagnification in the scanning direction is less than 8×,
wherein a difference between the demagnification in scanning direction and the demagnification in the second direction is greater than or equal to about 1.2×, wherein the patterned area of the mask has a crosswise dimension, in the scanning direction and spanning from a first part of an outer boundary of the patterned area to an opposite second part of the outer boundary, that is less than 132 mm, and
wherein the exposure field has a crosswise dimension in a direction corresponding to the second direction of approximately 26 mm or more.

US Pat. No. 10,558,037

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING AN OBJECT THROUGH A DISAMBIGUATED SELECTION IN A MIXED REALITY INTERFACE

1. A method for interaction with a device, the method comprising:receiving a non-tactile selection through an input system indicating a real-world object in an external environment to the device;
estimating an approximate geographic location of the device;
obtaining a subset of external real-world object indicators from a database of real-world objects that are located within the external environment for the estimated approximate geographic location of the device;
determining the real-world object being indicated by selecting at least one object from the subset of external real-world object indicators as a disambiguated selection based at least on the non-tactile selection and a popularity score of each for the subset of external real-world object indicators, the at least one object including the real-world object, the popularity score including a general popularity score and an object-type popularity score, the general popularity score corresponding to a selection of a respective external real-world object indicator over a period of time, the object-type popularity score corresponding to a selection of a respective external real-world object indicator from a group of the subset of external real-world object indicators having a same object-type; and
displaying a representation of the at least one object of the subset of external object indicators.

US Pat. No. 10,557,767

DEFORMATION—MEASURING TORQUE METER

SAFRAN HELICOPTER ENGINES...

1. A torque meter comprising a casing and a part, called a movable part, mounted to move in translation in the casing in a longitudinal direction under the effect of an axial thrust representative of a torque to be measured, wherein the torque meter further comprises:a bearing surface connected to the casing via at least one end of the bearing surface, extending at least partially in a plane that is substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal direction, one longitudinal end of said movable part, called a contact end, being configured to be brought into contact with said bearing surface so that a longitudinal displacement of the movable part leads to a deformation of the bearing surface; and
a device configured to measure the deformation of the bearing surface, wherein the device comprises at least one strain gauge, positioned on the bearing surface, configured to measure a value representative of the deformation of the bearing surface, and being positioned off-center from a longitudinal axis of the movable part.

US Pat. No. 10,557,564

LOCALLY-ACTUATED PARTIAL STROKE TESTING SYSTEM

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A locally-actuated partial stroke testing system for testing a single acting emergency isolation valve, comprising:a mechanically-operated valve;
a flow control valve coupled to a vent port of the mechanically-operated valve, the flow control valve being operable to regulate air flow from the vent port;
an air supply line coupled to an input port of the mechanically-operated valve, the air supply line having an air filter regulator to filter and regulate air supplied to the input port;
a 3/2 solenoid valve with a first port coupled via an air flow line to a working port of the mechanically-operated valve;
a working flow line coupled between a second port of the 3/2 solenoid valve and a port of the single acting emergency isolation valve, the working flow line providing bidirectional air flow; and
a valve position indicator to convey position of the single acting emergency isolation valve, the valve position indicator and the mechanically-operated valve being in visual proximity to a user.

US Pat. No. 10,557,448

DRIVESHAFT ASSEMBLY WITH INDEXING MEANS

DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES IP LI...

1. A driveshaft assembly for imparting lift to a plunger, the driveshaft assembly comprising:a cam; and
a shaft;
the cam comprising a base cylinder section and an integral further section which is eccentric to the base cylinder section, wherein an outer profile of the cam is defined partly by an outer surface of the base cylinder section and partly by an outer surface of the further section;
wherein the shaft is insertable through a through bore provided in the base cylinder section of the cam thereby to form the driveshaft assembly;
wherein the driveshaft assembly further comprises an indexing means, which enable the cam to be assembled onto the shaft at a plurality of rotational positions, wherein at each rotational position, a central axis of the base cylinder section is offset from a central axis of the shaft by a different offset value;
wherein the indexing means comprises splines;
wherein the splines comprise a first annular set of splines provided on an internal surface of the through bore of the cam, which correspond with a second annular set of splines provided on a section of the shaft,
wherein a centre of a circumference of the splines is offset from the central of the shaft; and
wherein the cam is a push fit onto the shaft, and wherein the plurality of rotational positions comprise a plurality of discreet rotational positions.

US Pat. No. 10,557,404

COOLING MODULE

WESTINGHOUSE AIR BRAKE TE...

1. A cooling module comprising:a box-shaped structure comprising at least four sides forming walls of the structure, the walls including at least four sidewalls and a top wall, the walls defining an open portion within the structure, wherein at least one of the sidewalls includes at least one low-temperature heat exchanger circuit and the top wall includes at least one high-temperature heat exchanger circuit that is separate from the at least one low-temperature heat exchanger circuit; and
at least one fan located within the open portion of the structure, wherein the fan is configured to draw air from outside the structure through the at least one low-temperature heat exchanger circuit and redirect the air out of the structure through the at least one high temperature heat exchanger circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,556,820

METHOD FOR MAKING AN OPTICAL FIBER DEVICE FROM A 3D PRINTED PREFORM BODY AND RELATED STRUCTURES

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A method for making an optical fiber device comprising:using a three-dimensional (3D) printer to generate a preform body comprising an optical material, the preform body comprising a plurality of strands, wherein the plurality of strands comprises a plurality of helical strands, and having a 3D pattern of voids therein defining a 3D lattice; and
drawing the preform body to form the optical fiber device.

US Pat. No. 10,556,672

BASELESS VORTEX GENERATOR

Rohr, Inc., Chula Vista,...

1. A strake, comprising:a plate, wherein the plate extends between a forward end and an aft end along a first direction and the plate extends between a root end and a tip end along a second direction;
a first tab extending from the root end of the plate, wherein a first fastening aperture is disposed in the first tab; and
a second tab extending from the root end of the plate, wherein a second fastening aperture is disposed in the second tab,
wherein the plate comprises a thickness, measured along a third direction;
the first direction is orthogonal to the second direction and the third direction is orthogonal to the second direction;
the first tab extends in the second direction and the second tab extends in the second direction; and
a first centerline of the first fastening aperture extends in the third direction and a second centerline of the second fastening aperture extends in the third direction.

US Pat. No. 10,556,627

INTEGRATED COMPOSITE HYBRID SHOCK TOWER

Faurecia Emissions Contro...

1. A shock tower assembly comprising:a shock tower body comprising a polymer composite material;
at least one reinforcement member integrated into the shock tower body, wherein the at least one reinforcement member comprises at least one metal plate or bracket; and
a wheel cover comprised of the polymer composite material and integrated into the shock tower body to form a single-piece component.

US Pat. No. 10,556,589

VEHICLE CONTROL SYSTEM, VEHICLE CONTROL METHOD AND VEHICLE CONTROL PROGRAM

Honda Motor Co., Ltd., T...

1. A vehicle control system, comprisingan automatic driving control part, performing automatic driving of at least one of velocity control and steering control of a vehicle, and
a function limiting part, limiting functions related to the automatic driving when energy of the vehicle is insufficient due to the automatic driving,
wherein, when the energy of the vehicle is insufficient, the function limiting part limits a monitored object range of a periphery monitoring device used by the automatic driving, and forbids the automatic driving from performing at least one of a lane changing maneuver by the vehicle, a traveling maneuver onto a road fork by the vehicle, and a lane merging maneuver by the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,556,574

BRAKE CYLINDER MAINTAINING VALVE

WABTEC HOLDING CORP., Wi...

1. A system for maintaining brake cylinder pressure comprising:a brake cylinder passage configured to be in fluid communication with a brake cylinder;
a brake pipe passage configured to be in fluid communication with a brake pipe and the brake cylinder;
a first valve member moveable between a first position and a second position;
a second valve member in fluid communication with a reference pressure, the second valve member configured to move the first valve member from the first position to the second position based on a differential between a pressure within the brake cylinder passage and the reference pressure, wherein, when the first valve member is in the second position, the brake pipe passage is configured to supply air from the brake pipe to the brake cylinder such that air from the brake pipe is utilized to sustain leakage, not a separate reservoir;
an exhaust passage configured to be in fluid communication with atmosphere; and
a retainer nullification valve in fluid communication with the exhaust passage, the brake cylinder passage configured to be in fluid communication with the exhaust passage when the first valve member is in the first position, the retainer nullification valve configured to prevent flow of air from the exhaust passage to the atmosphere.

US Pat. No. 10,556,538

VEHICLE ROOF ELEMENT

ROOF SYSTEMS GERMANY GMBH...

1. A vehicle roof element, including a glass pane having an exterior side and an interior side, and a transparent sealing compound which is fastened to the glass pane on the inside, at least one LED and at least one electrical line embedded in the sealing compound, the electrical line electrically contacting the LED, and the at least one LED and the at least one electrical line being arranged on a flexible foil, the sealing compound being an injection-molded part attached to the flexible foil by injection molding, wherein an agglomerate layer is arranged at least in regions on the glass pane and comprises agglomerates which are spaced apart from each other and are upwardly widened at least in sections, the agglomerate layer having an average gap width in the range of 3 to 500 nm due to the spaced apart agglomerates.

US Pat. No. 10,556,487

ACCUMULATING/RECEIVING DEVICE AND HEAT PUMP SYSTEM

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A heat pump system for a vehicle, the heat pump system comprising:a refrigerant loop through which a refrigerant circulates;
an inside heat exchanger that is disposed in a passenger compartment of the vehicle;
an outside heat exchanger that is disposed outside of the passenger compartment;
a compressor that circulates the refrigerant between the inside heat exchanger and the outside heat exchanger;
an accumulator/receiver device that is disposed downstream of the outside heat exchanger;
a first valve that is disposed upstream of the inside heat exchanger and downstream of the accumulator/receiver device;
a second valve that is disposed downstream of the accumulator/receiver device and upstream of the compressor;
an intermediate heat exchanger that is disposed directly downstream of the compressor and upstream of the outside heat exchanger; and
a controller that switches the heat pump system between a heating mode and a cooling mode by controlling the first valve and the second valve, wherein:
the refrigerant loop includes a first conduit connected to both the outside heat exchanger and the accumulator/receiver device, a second conduit connected to both the accumulator/receiver device and the inside heat exchanger, a third conduit connected to both the inside heat exchanger and the compressor, a fourth conduit connected to both the compressor and the outside heat exchanger, and a bypass conduit connected to the accumulator/receiver device and the third conduit to bypass the inside heat exchanger,
the first valve is disposed in the second conduit,
the second valve is disposed in the bypass conduit,
the intermediate heat exchanger is disposed in the fourth conduit and configured to transfer heat between the refrigerant loop and a coolant loop during the heating mode, and
the controller is configured to (i) control the first valve to close the second conduit and the second valve to open the bypass conduit during the heating mode and (ii) control the first valve to open the second conduit and the second valve to close the bypass conduit during the cooling mode.

US Pat. No. 10,556,337

METHOD OF AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING BEHAVIOR OF ROBOT

HANWHA PRECISION MACHINER...

1. A method of controlling a robot, the method comprising:generating a plurality of behavior objects corresponding to a plurality of behaviors to be performed by the robot, respectively;
adding the behavior objects to a behavior flow list;
displaying the behavior flow list on a display device; and
based on a progress degree of the robot performing the plurality of behaviors on the behavior flow list, updating the displaying of the behavior flow list on the display device.

US Pat. No. 10,556,316

POLISHING PADS AND SYSTEMS FOR AND METHODS OF USING SAME

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. A system for polishing a substrate: the system comprising:a first carrier assembly configured to receive and hold the substrate;
a polishing pad comprising:
a top major surface and a bottom major surface positioned opposite the top major surface;
a plurality of polishing elements extending from the top major surface of the polishing pad, wherein the polishing elements comprise a stem having a first height and a first thickness, and a polishing head disposed distally with respect to the stem and having a second height and a second thickness, and wherein the second thickness is greater then the first thickness;
a polishing solution disposed between the top surface of the polishing pad and the substrate, wherein the polishing solution comprises:
a fluid component, and
a plurality of ceramic abrasive composites dispersed in the fluid component, the ceramic abrasive composites comprising individual abrasive particles dispersed in a porous ceramic matrix; and
a second carrier assembly configured to receive and hold the polishing pad;
wherein the polishing pad is coupled to the second carrier assembly such that the top surface of the polishing pad is adjacent a surface of the substrate; and
wherein the system is configured such that the polishing pad is movable relative to the substrate to carry out a polishing operation.

US Pat. No. 10,556,291

HIGH PERFORMANCE CONTACT TIP AND NOZZLE ASSEMBLY FOR AN ARC WELDING APPARATUS

Victor Equipment Company,...

11. An arc welding apparatus comprising:a handle;
a conductor tube attached to the handle;
a welding cable that carries welding current, shield gas, and a welding wire, the welding cable being connected to the handle; and
a consumable assembly attached to the conductor tube, the consumable assembly comprising:
a nozzle assembly comprising a nozzle body and a nozzle insert disposed within the nozzle body, the nozzle insert comprising an internal gas diverter and a seating surface; and
a contact tip disposed within the nozzle assembly, the contact tip comprising:
a body defining an internal cavity extending from a proximal end portion to a distal end portion;
a shoulder formed on the body, the shoulder engaging the seating surface of the nozzle insert when disposed within the nozzle assembly;
at least one aperture disposed on the body between the shoulder and the distal end portion, the at least one aperture extending through the body from an exterior portion of the body to the internal cavity;
an exit orifice extending through the distal end portion of the body; and
an exterior surface extending between the at least one aperture and the distal end portion of the body,
wherein the internal gas diverter directs a flow of shield gas exiting the at least one aperture along the exterior surface of the contact tip.

US Pat. No. 10,556,279

BAND-SAW MACHINE AND METHOD FOR SAWING A METAL TUBE

1. A method for sawing a metal tube or hollow section, the method comprising:using a band-saw machine having:
a stationary lower saw part (1) including a saw table (2) for securing a metal tube (3) or a hollow section to be sawn, and
an upper saw part (4), which is movable in relation to the lower saw part (1), and has a revolving saw band (5) equipped with a series of saw teeth (12),
penetrating the metal tube (3) or the hollow section via a feed motion (13) of the revolving saw band (5) towards the lower saw part (1), and
guiding the saw band (5) through said metal tube (3) or said hollow section for performing a saw cut, and carrying out the feed motion (13) substantially counter to a force of gravity,
wherein the saw band (5) is configured to be housed in an opening of the saw table (2) and below an upper planar surface of the saw table (2) prior to performing the saw cut, and
band guides (9) being arranged on both lateral sides of the saw table (2), the band guides (9) each defining an opening in an upward direction, and the band guides (9) being configured to guide the saw band (5) in a plane of the saw cut.

US Pat. No. 10,556,262

REPLACEMENT METHOD FOR ATTACHING AND DETACHING TOOL FOR PRESS BRAKE AND TOOL STORAGE DEVICE

AMADA HOLDINGS CO., LTD.,...

1. A tool storage device for storing therein a plurality of tools used for a press brake which comprises an upper table and a lower table, wherein each table has a longitudinally extending surface, the upper table being movable in an up-and-down direction, the up-and-down direction being defined as a Z-axis direction, a left-and-right direction of the press brake orthogonal to the Z-axis direction and parallel to the longitudinally extending surface of each of the upper and lower tables being defined as an X-axis direction, and a front-and-back direction orthogonal to the X-axis and Z-axis directions being defined as a Y-axis direction, the tool storage device being disposed on a side of a press brake in the X-axis direction, the tool storage device comprising:an upper tool holder support member configured to support a plurality of upper tool holders parallel with one another in the Y-axis direction, the upper tool holders holding upper tools to be mounted on an upper tool mounting portion, which is provided on the upper table, so that the upper tools can be subjected to attaching and detaching replacement;
an upper tool holder conveying mechanism, which is freely capable of lifting up a desired upper tool holder from the upper tool holder support member, conveying the upper tool holder forward in the Y-axis direction, and positioning the upper tool holder to a side position of the upper tool mounting portion in the X-axis direction;
a lower tool holder support member configured to support a plurality of lower tool holders parallel with one another in the Y-axis direction, the lower tool holders holding lower tools to be mounted on a lower tool mounting portion, which is provided on the lower table, so that the lower tools can be subjected to the attaching and detaching replacement; and
a lower tool holder conveying mechanism, which is freely capable of individually lifting up a desired lower tool holder from the lower tool holder support member, individually conveying the lower tool holder forward in the Y-axis direction, and individually positioning the lower tool holder to a side position of the lower tool mounting portion in the X-axis direction,
wherein the lower tool holder support member comprises recessed portions, through which both end sides in the X-axis direction of the lower tool holder are freely passable in the Z-axis direction, on a front side or back side of support portions which support both end sides in the X-axis direction in the lower tool holder.

US Pat. No. 10,556,221

CO-AGGLOMERATED COMPOSITE MATERIALS

IMERYS USA, INC., Roswel...

1. A composite filter aid comprising co-agglomerated particles that comprise:diatomaceous earth;
perlite; and
an alkali silicate binder,
wherein the co-agglomerated particles have a median pore size ranging from 5 microns to 35 microns, a pore volume ranging from 3 to 7 milliliters per gram, and a d10 ranging from 10 to 30 microns.

US Pat. No. 10,556,208

VACUUM BLENDER

NUWAVE, LLC, Libertyvill...

1. A vacuum blender system comprising:a container for holding ingredients to be blended, the container being open at a top end;
a rotatable blade having a central body and a plurality of blending arms extending from the body, the rotatable blade being positioned at a center of a bottom surface of the container and attached to a shaft which passes through an opening in the bottom surface;
a lid configured to completely cover the open end of the container, the lid having a first aperture on a first surface of the lid and a second aperture on a second surface of the lid, the first and second apertures being fluidly connected by an air passage through the lid;
a base unit comprising:
a motor housed within a first housing section of the base unit;
an interface positioned on an outer surface of the first housing section of the base unit for engaging the bottom surface of the container during use, the interface having a connector driven by the motor and configured to couple with the shaft when the container is properly positioned on the interface;
a second housing section extending upward from the first housing section and configured to engage the lid during use;
a vacuum system for effecting a vacuum within the container, the vacuum system comprising a vacuum pump and an air line connected by one end to the pump and having a connector attached at an opposing end, wherein the connector is positioned within the second housing section and couples to the first aperture of the lid when engaged by the second housing section; and
a control panel having a plurality of inputs on an outer surface of the base unit for controlling operation of the motor and vacuum system;
an enclosure attached to the base and comprising a plurality of panels which together surround the container when positioned on the interface of the base, the enclosure further comprising a handle attached to at least one of the plurality of panels to move the at least one of the plurality of panels and provide access to an interior of the enclosure.

US Pat. No. 10,556,101

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ELECTROSTIMULATION THERAPY OF PLANTS

Aganyan Inc., Van Nuys, ...

1. A method for electrical stimulation therapy, the method comprising:attaching a first electrode to a soil of a plant at a first location, wherein the first electrode is substantially of a first metal or a first metal alloy, and wherein the first electrode is not connected to any electrical device; and
attaching a second electrode to the soil of the plant at a second location, wherein the second electrode is substantially of a second metal or a second metal alloy, wherein the second electrode is not connected to any electrical device and
wherein the first metal or the first metal alloy differs from the second metal or the second metal alloy, wherein the first location differs from the second location, wherein the first electrode and the second electrode have the same shape, and wherein:
the first metal or the first metal alloy and the second metal or the second metal alloy and a distance between the first location and the second location are selected to create a difference in potentials between the first electrode and the second electrode, the difference in potentials having a value sufficient to cause an electrical current to flow through the soil of the plant from the first electrode to the second electrode;
the first electrode and the second electrode are not electrically connected until the first electrode and the second electrode come into contact with the soil of the plant; and
the electrical current between the first electrode and the second electrode starts flowing from the first electrode and the second electrode through the soil of the plant after the first electrode and the second electrode come into contact with the soil of the plant;
a flexible non-conducting substrate, wherein the flexible non-conducting substrate holds the first electrode, the second electrode; and
a binder for binding the flexible non-conducting substrate to a surface of the soil of the plant such that the first electrode, and the second electrode directly contact the surface of the soil of the plant.

US Pat. No. 10,555,960

USE OF AN AMINOGLYCOSIDE FOR NONSENSE MUTATION SUPPRESSION AND THE TREATMENT OF DISEASE

PTC Therapeutics, Inc., ...

1. A method for treating a disease caused by premature translation termination, a nonsense mutation or a premature stop codon, for the purpose of minimizing the spread or worsening of said disease, comprising administering to a patient having said disease an effective amount of a compound having the structure of Compound 1:
having the name (2R,3S,4R,5R,6S)-5-amino-6-(((1R,2S,3S,4R,6S)-4,6-diamino-3-(((2R,3R,4R,5R)-3,5-dihydroxy-5-methyl-4-(methylamino)tetrahydro-2H-pyran-2-yl)oxy)-2-hydroxycyclohexyl)oxy)-2-(hydroxymethyl)tetrahydro-2H-pyran-3,4-diol, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or hydrate thereof; wherein, the compound is a purified stereoisomer.

US Pat. No. 10,555,752

ROTATIONAL MECHANICAL THROMBECTOMY DEVICE

TELEFLEX MEDICAL INCORPOR...

1. A mechanical thrombectomy device, the device comprising:a catheter assembly comprising:
a rotatable shaft having a proximal end and a distal end; and
a basket assembly attached to the distal end of the rotatable shaft, the basket assembly comprising:
a proximal hub and a distal hub disposed on a longitudinal axis of the basket assembly;
a flexible inner tube having a first end attached to the proximal hub and a second end attached to the distal hub; and
a plurality of basket wires, each of the plurality of basket wires having a first end attached to the proximal hub and a second end attached to the distal hub, the plurality of basket wires disposed around the flexible inner tube, the plurality of basket wires configured to expand to a preset shape; and
a drive assembly configured to rotate the rotatable shaft,
wherein the basket assembly is configured to rotate with the rotatable shaft to macerate a material proximate to the basket assembly, and
wherein the flexible inner tube comprises a plurality of independent pieces separated by perforations such that the flexible inner tube can bend relative to the longitudinal axis of the basket assembly in the absence of a guidewire when the proximal hub and the distal hub are aligned along the longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 10,555,564

PANTS WITH BIASING CROTCH OPENING

Tania Brady, Englewood, ...

1. An article of clothing comprising:a body-encircling portion having a right leg panel, a left leg panel, and a crotch portion;
said crotch portion has an outer perimeter with a first side, a second side, a third side, and a fourth side, said crotch portion includes a first crotch panel and a second crotch panel, said crotch portion is fastenerless, said outer perimeter is essentially in the shape of a kite when said article is in a relaxed configuration, such that the first side and the third side have a first length, wherein the second side and the fourth side have a second length, and wherein the second length is greater than the first length;
said first crotch panel has a free edge, said second crotch panel has a free edge;
wherein said first and second sides are entirely directly affixed to said first crotch panel, and wherein a portion of said third side and a portion of said fourth side are directly affixed to said first crotch panel, and wherein said first crotch panel free edge extends continuously from said third side to said fourth side;
wherein said third and fourth sides are entirely directly affixed to said second crotch panel, and wherein a portion of said first side and a portion of said second side are directly affixed to said second crotch panel, and wherein said second crotch panel free edge extends continuously from said first side to said second side; and
wherein said first and second crotch panels are configured to bias to a closed position such that said right leg panel, said left leg panel, said first crotch panel, and said second crotch panel collectively cover a user's entire crotch area when said article is worn by the user.
US Pat. No. 10,555,914

METHODS OF PRODUCING ANIONIC CANNABINOID MOLECULES DISSOLVED IN WATER

Natural Extraction System...

1. A method to solubilize a cannabinoid in water, comprising:providing a cannabinoid molecule, the cannabinoid molecule is cannabidiol and comprises an aromatic ring and a hydroxyl group, and the hydroxyl group is a substituent on the aromatic ring;
providing a Brønsted base and ethanol;
providing water;contacting the cannabinoid molecule with the Brønsted base and the ethanol to deprotonate the hydroxyl group and to produce an anionic cannabinoid molecule; anddissolving the anionic cannabinoid molecule in the water to produce a solution comprising the anionic cannabinoid molecule;
the solution comprising the anionic cannabinoid molecule has a pH of at least 8.5; and the anionic cannabinoid molecule is selected from the group consisting of:2-[(1R,6R)-6-isopropenyl-3-methylcyclohex-2-en-1-yl]-3-hydroxy-5-pentylphenolate; 2-[(1R,6R)-6-isopropenyl-3-methylcyclohex-3-en-1-yl]-3-hydroxy-5-pentylphenolate; 2-[(1R,6R)-6-isopropenyl-3-methylcyclohex-2-en-1-yl]-5-pentyl-1,4-benzoquinone-3-oxide;3-[(1R,6R)-6-isopropenyl-3-methylcyclohex-2-en-1-yl]-6-pentyl-1,2-benzoquinone-4-oxide;2-[(1R,6R)-6-isopropenyl-3-methylcyclohex-3-en-1-yl]-5-pentyl-1,4-benzoquinone-3-oxide;3-[(1R,6R)-6-isopropenyl-3-methylcyclohex-3-en-1-yl]-6-pentyl-1,2-benzoquinone-4-oxide; and(6aR,10aR)-6,6,9-trimethyl-3-pentyl-6a,7,10,10a-tetrahydro-6H-benzo[c]chromen-1-oxide.
US Pat. No. 10,556,217

CURED BIODEGRADABLE MICROPARTICLES AND SCAFFOLDS AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME

THE SECANT GROUP, LLC, T...

1. A method of forming a pressure-sensitive adhesive comprising:combining an uncured polymeric ester resin and at least one controlled release agent to form an ester phase of the uncured polymeric ester resin loaded with the at least one controlled release agent; and
combining the ester phase comprising the uncured polymeric ester resin and the at least one controlled release agent with an elastomer phase comprising an elastomeric polymer resin, at a ratio of ester phase:elastomer phase selected to provide the ester phase as a dispersed discontinuous microspherical phase in a continuous matrix of the elastomer phase, to form a pressure-sensitive adhesive composition.
US Pat. No. 10,555,972

THERAPEUTIC EFFECTS OF NURR1 AND FOXA2 IN INFLAMMATORY NEUROLOGIC DISORDERS BY M1-TO-M2 POLARIZATION OF GLIAL CELLS

INNOPEUTICS CORPORATION, ...

1. A method of protecting brain neurons from cell damage comprising:administering to a mammal a recombinant viral vector comprising a nucleic acid expressing Nuclear receptor-related factor 1 (Nurr1) and forkhead box protein A2 (Foxa2) to transduce glial cells that are adjacent to neurons to form transduced glial cells; and
expressing Nurr1 and Foxa2 proteins from the recombinant viral vector, wherein expression of both Nurr1 and Foxa2 proteins in the transduced glial cells reduces secretion of one or more inflammatory factors and increases secretion of one or more neurotrophic factors that protect the neurons from cell damage relative to transduced glial cells expressing Nurr1 or Foxa2 alone.
US Pat. No. 10,555,977

PROBIOTIC BACTERIA FOR THE TOPICAL TREATMENT OF SKIN DISORDERS

DuPont Nutrition Bioscien...

1. A method for treating a disorder associated with Tight Junction function in a patient in need thereof, wherein:the method comprises topically administering a formulation comprising an effective amount of a probiotic bacteria, a soluble metabolite of a probiotic bacteria and/or a cell lysate of a probiotic bacteria;
the probiotic bacteria is Propionibacterium jensenii P63; and
the disorder is selected from the group consisting of psoriasis, acne, atopic dermatitis, dry skin, allergy, rashes, UV-irritated skin, detergent irritated skin, thinning skin and asthma.

US Pat. No. 10,561,038

EQUIPMENT RACK HAVING MOUNTING BRACKETS

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. An equipment rack comprising:a frame assembly having a plurality of predetermined mounting locations each configured for securing a bracket to the frame assembly,
a bracket secured to the frame assembly at one of the predetermined mounting locations, the bracket having opposite proximal and distal ends and a longitudinal axis extending between the proximal and distal ends, the bracket including
a mounting section having a rear mounting face, a front mounting face opposite the rear mounting face and configured to mount equipment thereon, a first mating connector rearward of the rear mounting face and forming a first mated connection with the frame assembly, a second mating connector forward of the front mounting face and forming a second mated connection with the frame assembly, the second mating connector disposed at the proximal end of the bracket, and
a snap-fit connector forming a releasable snap-fit connection with the frame assembly, the snap-fit connector having opposing proximal and distal walls partially defining a receiving space, the proximal and distal walls spaced apart from one another along the longitudinal axis, the proximal wall disposed proximal of the distal wall along the longitudinal axis, wherein a portion of the mounting section and a portion of the frame assembly is disposed in the receiving space and between the proximal and distal walls partially defining the receiving space to secure the mounting section to the frame assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,561,025

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING POLYMER PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

BGT MATERIALS LIMITED, M...

1. A method of manufacturing a polymer printed circuit board comprising in a sequential order steps of:A. providing a material layer consisting of a polymer film;
B. forming circuit pattern on the material layer, wherein the circuit pattern is comprised of laser induced graphene (LIG), and the laser induced graphene is porous;
C. depositing metal nanoparticles on the LIG of the circuit pattern so that the metal nanoparticles on the LIG of the circuit pattern is used as a metal seed of a meta layer formed on the LIG of the circuit pattern;
D. pressing the circuit pattern on which the metal nanoparticles are deposited; and
E. forming the metal layer on the LIG of the circuit pattern by using the metal seed, thus producing the polymer printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,560,980

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING WIRELESS COMMUNICATION BETWEEN A MOBILE DEVICE AND AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

BRAIN BASE DEVELOPMENT LI...

1. A method for controlling wireless communication between a mobile device and an electronic device, comprising the steps of:enabling wireless connection between the mobile device and the electronic device via a first wireless communication link;
maintaining the wireless connection for a period of time so as to enable communication of information between the mobile device and the electronic device using the first wireless communication link;
monitoring an operation status associated with the mobile device and/or the electronic device, the operation status includes a navigation action on the mobile device; and
terminating the wireless connection between the mobile device and the electronic device in response to a timeout event, the timeout event comprising an elapse of a period of time determined based on the operation status;
wherein the timeout event is determined by a timer in a timer module arranged in the electronic device or the mobile device, and the timer is reset in response to the navigation action on the mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,560,975

DISCOVERY OF CONNECTED DEVICES TO DETERMINE CONTROL CAPABILITIES AND META-INFORMATION

Belkin International, Inc...

1. A gateway device, comprising:one or more processors;
a non-transitory machine-readable storage medium containing instructions which when executed on the one or more data processors, cause the one or more processors to perform operations including:
detecting a network device connected to the gateway device, wherein the gateway device provides communication routing for the network device; and
probing the network device for meta-information and control capabilities of the network device; and
a receiver configured to receive the meta-information and the control capabilities of the network device, wherein the meta-information includes identifying information of the network device;
wherein the non-transitory machine-readable storage medium further contains instructions which when executed on the one or more data processors, cause the one or more processors to perform operations including:
determining a device specific interface object for the network device using the meta-information;
determining one or more primary control capabilities corresponding to the network device; and
transmitting a device specific interface object module and the one or more primary control capabilities, wherein the device specific interface object module and the one or more primary control capabilities facilitate display of a gateway device interface, wherein the gateway device interface displays the device specific interface object and a control object, wherein the control object allows control of the network device using the one or more primary control capabilities, and wherein the one or more primary control capabilities include less than all control capabilities of the network device that are provided in a proprietary interface of the network device.

US Pat. No. 10,560,951

MITIGATION OF ADJACENT CHANNEL INTERFERENCE IN COMMUNICATION SATELLITES

Lockheed Martin Corporati...

1. A method for carrier frequency assignment to users, the method comprising:receiving, by a service provider scheduler, a service request from a user;
receiving, by the service provider scheduler, satellite beams information of a satellite;
determining a user location corresponding to the user; and
determining a service beam to service the user based on service beam information and a distance from a center of the service beam to the user location based on the satellite beams information;
wherein:
the service beam information comprises a total bandwidth, a lowest frequency f1 and a highest frequency f2 of the service beam, and a beam radius of the service beam,
the service beam comprises a satellite beam of a plurality of satellite beams provided by the satellite, and
the satellite is in communication with the user via the service beam.

US Pat. No. 10,560,949

COMMUNICATION DEVICES AND METHODS THEREIN FOR ENABLING INTERFERENCE MANAGEMENT OF DATA TRANSMISSIONS IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a first communication device for enabling interference management of data transmissions from a second communication device to a third communication device in a wireless communications network, the method comprising:receiving information relating to a request for radio resources of a radio channel for a first data transmission from the second communication device to the third communication device, wherein the received information relating to a request is an acknowledgement message acknowledging radio resources of the radio channel for the first data transmission from the second communication device to the third communication device; and
transmitting an interference notification to the second communication device when the received information relating to a request for radio resources of the radio channel is determined to conflict with requested radio resources of the radio channel for a second data transmission to or from the first communication device,
wherein the interference notification indicate which radio resources of the radio resources indicated in the received information relating to a request for radio resources of the radio channel that are determined to conflict with requested radio resources of the radio channel for the second data transmission to or from the first communication device, wherein the interference notification comprises one or more of a validity time value for the requested radio resources of the radio channel for the second data transmission, an identity of the first communication device, a priority value of the second data transmission to or from the first communication device and a set of radio resources of the radio channel recommended for the first data transmission from the second communication device to the third communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,560,945

MODE INDICATION FOR WIRELESS DEVICES

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. An apparatus for wireless communications, comprising:a processing system configured to:
generate a frame having a first portion recognizable by first and second types of devices, wherein:
the first portion comprises a header of the frame;
the header comprises a scrambler field; and
the scrambler field includes a first number of bits indicating scrambler initialization information; and
select a value for representation by a second number of bits of the scrambler field of the header, wherein the value indicates at least one of:
whether a second portion of the frame is encoded using an enhanced modulation scheme supported by the second type of devices but not supported by the first type of devices; or
a length of the second portion of the frame encoded using the enhanced modulation scheme; and
a first interface configured to output the frame for transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,560,944

METHODS, APPARATUS AND SYSTEMS FOR PERFORMING MULTI-RADIO ACCESS TECHNOLOGY CARRIER AGGREGATION

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

11. A multi-radio access technology (multi-RAT) wireless transmitter/receiver unit (WTRU), comprising:a processor configured to:
configure a primary radio connection of a RAT of a first type associated with a single core network control plane connection of the RAT of the first type,
configure a secondary radio connection of the RAT of the second type based on configuration information of the RAT of the second type, and
determine that a radio link failure (RLF) has occurred on the RAT of the second type; and
a wireless transmit/receive unit configured to:
receive, via the primary radio connection, the configuration information to configure the secondary radio connection of the RAT of the second type,
receive control information related to the RAT of the second type using the primary radio connection, and
transmit a message using resources of the RAT of the first type based on the determined RLF.

US Pat. No. 10,560,943

NETWORK TERMINATION AND METHODS FOR USE THEREWITH

1. A network termination comprising:a first interface configured to receive first data from a communication network and to send second data to the communication network;
a channel modulator configured to modulate, by a first physical layer processing, the first data into first channel signals, the first physical layer processing formatting the first channel signals in accordance with a wireless standard communication protocol that is compatible with direct wireless connectivity to wireless devices via antennas of a distributed antenna system without requiring either an analog to digital conversion or a digital to analog conversion by a plurality of repeaters of the distributed antenna system, the formatting of the first channel signals further corresponding to first frequency channels of a guided wave communication system enabling the plurality of repeaters of the distributed antenna system to receive and repeat the first channel signals in a spectral segment of the distributed antenna system via a reference signal that reduces a phase error in conversion of the first channel signals from the spectral segment to the first frequency channels;
a second interface, coupled to a fiber optic link, configured to send the first channel signals formatted in accordance with the wireless standard communication protocol over the fiber optic link to the guided wave communication system and to receive second channel signals formatted in accordance with the wireless standard communication protocol via the fiber optic link, the second channel signals corresponding to second frequency channels from the guided wave communication system conveyed via a second guided electromagnetic wave; and
a channel demodulator configured to demodulate, by a second physical layer processing, the second channel signals in accordance with the wireless standard communication protocol into the second data.

US Pat. No. 10,560,909

SIGNAL ANALYZER AND SYNCHRONIZER FOR NETWORKS

TEXAS INSTRUMETNS INCORPO...

1. A network, comprising:a first parent device and a second parent device, wherein the first and second parent devices are configured to transmit respective beacons in a wireless network; and
a network device including a signal analyzer, the network device configured to establish a network connection to either the first parent device or the second parent device based on the beacons received from the first and second parent devices; and
the signal analyzer in the network device configured to:
process a received signal strength of the beacons and the number of beacons received over a given time period from the first and second parent devices;
select either the first or second parent device based in part on determining the received signal strength of the beacons received from the first and second parent devices and comparing the number of beacons received to a number of expected beacons from the first and second parent devices over the given time period,
wherein the network device is further configured to establish the network connection with the selected parent device.

US Pat. No. 10,560,900

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING POWER HEADROOM REPORT IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method performed by a first base station in a wireless communication system with dual connectivity, the method comprising:receiving, by the first base station from a wireless device, a type 1 power headroom for all activated carriers related to the first base station and all activated carriers related to a second base station; and
receiving, by the first base station from the wireless device, a type 2 power headroom for a carrier in which a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) for the second base station can be transmitted to the second base station,
wherein the wireless device is connected to both the first base station and the second base station in the dual connectivity.

US Pat. No. 10,560,892

ADVANCED GRAPHICS POWER STATE MANAGEMENT

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus comprising:measurement logic, at least a portion of which is in hardware, to detect information about idle transitions and active transitions of one or more of a plurality of power-wells of a processor; and
determination logic to determine performance loss or energy gain based at least in part on the detected information and power-on latency from one or more of the plurality of power-wells of the processor, wherein the measurement logic is to detect information about the idle transitions and the active transitions of each of the plurality of power-wells of the processor, wherein power management logic is to cause each of the plurality of power-wells to pre-wake in response to a global power-on request.

US Pat. No. 10,560,781

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING PLATE LOUDSPEAKERS USING MODAL CROSSOVER NETWORKS

UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER, ...

21. A system comprising:a plate loudspeaker; and
a transmitter for transmitting a signal to the plate loudspeaker, wherein the plate loudspeaker comprises:
a modal crossover network, wherein the modal crossover network is configured to process the signal into a plurality of sub-signals, each sub-signal associated with a frequency band; and
a spatial filter, wherein the spatial filter is configured to assign each sub-signal to a plurality of drivers located on a plate and assigns a relative amplitude to each of the plurality of drivers, wherein the plate is driven to modes of motion by the plurality of drivers to generate the sound output of the plate loudspeaker, wherein each mode has a spatial shape function and a temporal function which modulates the spatial shape, and
wherein the sub-signal and the relative amplitude assigned to each of the plurality of drivers are determined based at least on a location of each of the plurality of drivers on the plate, wherein each sub-signal is routed to its assigned one or more plurality of drivers through the modal crossover network, and wherein the plate is driven with the plurality of drivers having received the routed sub-signals at the assigned relative amplitude.

US Pat. No. 10,560,692

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR FAST MODE DECISION FOR HIGH EFFICIENCY VIDEO CODING

ECOLE DE TECHNOLOGIE SUPE...

1. A method of video encoding, comprising:employing at least one hardware processor for:
for each prediction mode for a block of pixels:
(a) determining a respective probability distribution model for a rate distortion optimization, RDO, cost derived from a set of predetermined video sequences;
(b) determining, from the respective probability distribution, a probability that the RDO cost of said each prediction mode be equal or smaller than an actual RDO cost for a prediction mode with smallest approximate cost; and
(c) calculating an actual RDO cost for those prediction modes determined in the step (b), thereby reducing computational time for the video encoding.

US Pat. No. 10,560,657

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTELLIGENTLY SYNCHRONIZING EVENTS IN VISUAL CONTENT WITH MUSICAL FEATURES IN AUDIO CONTENT

GoPro, Inc., San Mateo, ...

1. A system for synchronizing visual content with musical features in audio content, the system comprising:one or more physical computer processors configured by computer readable instructions to:
obtain a first media file containing first visual information defining first visual content;
obtain a minimum display duration, a maximum display duration, and a target display duration for display of the first visual content;
obtain an audio file containing audio information representing audio content;
determine a first playback-time in the audio content to associate with a start-of-display time for display of the first visual content;
identify a range of acceptable end-of-display times for the first visual content based on the start-of-display time, the minimum display duration, and/or the maximum display duration of the first visual content, the range of acceptable end-of-display times for the first visual content corresponding to a first timeframe in the audio content;
identify a target end-of-display time of the first visual content based on the start-of-display time and the target display duration of the first visual content;
identify relative importance of musical features within the audio content during the first timeframe based on a musical feature hierarchy;
select a first musical feature from among the musical features within the audio content during the first timeframe based on (1) its relative importance in accordance with the musical feature hierarchy, and (2) its relative proximity in time to the target end-of-display time of the first visual content as compared to other musical features; and
determine a first end-of-display time for the first visual content that aligns with a playback time of the first musical feature.

US Pat. No. 10,560,637

IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM, REMOTELY CONTROLLED SHOOTING ASSEMBLY AND EXPOSURE INFORMATION PROMPT METHOD

SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LT...

1. A mobile terminal comprising:a display screen; and
a controller coupled to the display screen and configured to:
receive a picture sent by a remote shooting apparatus disposed on an unmanned aerial vehicle through a gimbal;
analyze the picture to obtain overall exposure situations of the entire picture;
evaluate, without user input, overall exposure conditions of the entire picture based on the overall exposure situations, to determine whether the picture contains overexposed parts and determine the overexposed parts;
prompt an evaluation result in accordance with evaluation of the overall exposure conditions;
highlight the overexposed parts by at least one of highlighting the overexposed parts in a blinking manner or displaying the overexposed parts in a particular color;
calculate suitable shooting parameters in accordance with at least the evaluation result, the suitable shooting parameters being suitable for the remote shooting apparatus to shoot another picture having an overall degree of exposure suitable for displaying on the display screen;
generate a control command in accordance with the suitable shooting parameters; and
send the control command to the remote shooting apparatus to control the remote shooting apparatus to shoot the another picture.

US Pat. No. 10,560,548

DELIVERY SYSTEM, DELIVERY METHOD, AND DELIVERY PROGRAM

SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAI...

1. A delivery system comprising:a plurality of terminals;
a delivery apparatus, the delivery apparatus including
a setting information acquisition section configured to acquire, over a network, setting information specific for a gaming application from a plurality of gaming applications from a terminal from the plurality of terminals when a request is made to the delivery apparatus for execution of the gaming application, wherein the setting information is stored on the terminal from the plurality of terminals prior to execution of the gaming application, and
wherein the setting information includes execution requirements of the terminal for the gaming application which are used during execution of the gaming application by the delivery apparatus, and
wherein, for each of the plurality of gaming application, the setting information for gaming application is separately stored in association with the gaming application;
a terminal section configured to have at least part of functions of the terminal and execute the gaming application using a plurality of gaming application settings stored in the setting information, and
a delivery section configured to deliver image information from the executed gaming application to the terminal,
wherein the image information delivered to the terminal is modified based upon the execution requirements in the setting information for the gaming application, and
wherein the setting information includes information related with a system display language set to the terminal used to display text in the gaming application, and wherein the setting information includes information related with a system display language set to the terminal used to display text in the gaming application on the terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,560,535

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LIVE MIGRATION OF REMOTE DESKTOP SESSION HOST SESSIONS WITHOUT DATA LOSS

Dell Products, LP, Round...

1. A remote desktop session host system comprising:a first terminal server including a first data collector, the first terminal server to host a first terminal session associated with a first application and a first user, and a second terminal session associated with a second application and a second user;
a second terminal server including a second data collector;
a data storage device; and
a watchdog that discovers the first and second data collectors, receives session information from the first and second data collectors, stores the session information in the data storage device, provides policies to the first and second data collectors, and monitors resource allocations in the first and second terminal servers;
wherein in response to determining that the first terminal server is underutilized:
the first data collector creates a first snapshot of the first terminal session and a second snapshot of the second terminal session, the first snapshot including a first context for the first terminal session and the first application, and the second snapshot including a second context for the second terminal session and the second application, the first data collector stores the first and second snapshots on the data storage device, and the first data collector logs off the first terminal session and the second terminal session;
a third terminal session is launched on the second terminal server; and
the second data collector requests the first user to log on to the third terminal session, receives a third indication that the first user desires to restore the first context to the third terminal session, retrieves the first snapshot in response to the third indication, provides the first snapshot to the third terminal session to restore the first context to the third terminal session, launches the first application on the second terminal server, and deletes the first snapshot in response to providing the first snapshot to the third terminal session.

US Pat. No. 10,560,396

DYNAMIC BUFFER ALLOCATION IN SIMILAR INFRASTRUCTURES

International Business Ma...

1. A computer program product comprising:a computer readable storage medium readable by one or more processors and storing instructions for execution by the one or more processors for performing a method comprising:
obtaining, by one or more processors, historical data related to buffer space usage for each journal in a group of journals comprising a messaging system, wherein each journal utilizes buffer space comprising a common shared storage resource, by monitoring activity in each journal over repeating temporal periods;
determining, by the one or more processors, for each journal, based on the obtained historical data, a predictability for each journal for each monitored period of the repeating temporal periods, wherein the predictability is selected from the group consisting of: predictable and unpredictable, wherein a predictable journal, for a monitored period, uses a predictable amount of buffer space during the monitored period, and an unpredictable journal, for the monitored period, uses an unpredictable amount of buffer space during the monitored period;
generating, by the one or more processors, based on the historical data, usage statistics for each journal during each monitored period, wherein the usage statistics generated for each monitored period are dependent on whether the journal was predictable or unpredictable during the monitored period;
for each monitored period, ranking, by the one or more processors, predictable journals for the monitored period, by a buffer space requirement for each journal of the predictable journals;
based on the rankings for a given monitored period, determining, by the one or more processors, a buffer space requirement for each journal of the group of journals for a current period, wherein the current period shares one or more temporal qualities with the given monitored period; and
based on the determining, allocating, by the one or more processors, for use during the current period, based on the buffer space requirement for each journal, buffer space to each journal of the group of journals, from the buffer space in the common shared storage resource.

US Pat. No. 10,560,365

DETECTION OF MULTIPLE SIGNAL ANOMALIES USING ZONE-BASED VALUE DETERMINATION

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

5. A system, comprising:a means for determining a set of statistical values based on a first set of samples of a signal received at the system;
a means for determining a plurality of zones for the signal based on the set of statistical values;
a means for identifying a set of zone locations in the plurality of zones for a second set of samples of the signal;
a means for determining that the set of zone locations correspond to a plurality of predetermined transitions for detecting a predetermined waveform pattern in the signal; and
a means for generating an indication that the predetermined waveform pattern was determined to be present in the signal.

US Pat. No. 10,560,364

DETECTING NETWORK ANOMALIES USING NODE SCORING

Pivotal Software, Inc., ...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving training data, the training data having a data structure including a first directed graph, the first directed graph having first nodes and first directed edges between the first nodes, each of the first nodes representing a respective first computer in a network in a first time period, each of the first directed edges representing a respective first request from a first computer to access another first computer that occurred in the first time period;
determining, using a link analysis algorithm, a respective first node score for each of the first nodes in the first directed graph, each of the respective first node scores indicating a respective popularity of each of the first nodes during the first time period;
receiving test data, the test data having a data structure including a second directed graph, the second directed graph having second nodes and second directed edges, each of the second nodes representing a respective second computer in the network in a second time period, each of the second edges representing a respective second request from a second computer to access another second computer that occurred in the second time period;
generating a reduced second directed graph including:
identifying edges that appear respectively between nodes occurring in both the first directed graph and the second directed graph, and
removing, from the second directed graph, the identified edges that also appear in the first directed graph;
determining, using the link analysis algorithm, a respective second node score for each of the second nodes in the reduced second directed graph, each of the respective second node scores indicating a respective popularity of each of the second nodes during the second time period;
for each particular node that is in the first directed graph and the reduced second directed graph, determining a respective difference between the first node score of the particular node and the second node score of the particular node; and
designating a particular computer corresponding to a particular node as an anomalous computer upon determining that the difference corresponding to the particular node exceeds a threshold value,
wherein the method is performed by one or more computers.

US Pat. No. 10,560,277

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO PROVIDE MULTICAST GROUP MLID DYNAMIC DISCOVERY ON RECEIVED MULTICAST MESSAGES FOR RELEVANT MGID IN A HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT

ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORP...

1. A method for providing end-node dynamic discovery of a multicast local identifier in a high performance computing environment, comprising:including a multicast global identifier that defines a multicast group of a subnet in a multicast group record at an end-node of a subnet;
associating, at the end-node of the subnet, a queue pair associated with a port of the end-node with the multicast global identifier that defines the multicast group in the subnet, wherein the associating the queue pair with the multicast global identifier permits the port to receive a multicast packet that includes the multicast global identifier;
receiving, at the end-node of the subnet, a multicast packet including the multicast global identifier and a multicast local identifier;
inspecting, at the end-node of the subnet, the multicast packet to learn the multicast local identifier;
including the learned multicast local identifier in the multicast group record at the end-node of the subnet; and
including, at the end-node, a query parameter that indicates that the end-node supports queue pair association with the multicast global identifier before the multicast local identifier is known.

US Pat. No. 10,560,271

INCREASED COMMUNICATION SECURITY

Idaax Technologies Privat...

1. An apparatus comprising:a communication interface configured to communicate, from a first computer system, a unique identifier associated with a second computer system, wherein said communication interface is configured to communicate said unique identifier for delivery to a third computer system, wherein said communication interface is further configured to receive, at said first computer system from said third computer system, a first message including a first data portion and a second data portion, wherein said first data portion is associated with a security token, wherein said first data portion includes a first instance of a session key, and wherein said second data portion includes a second instance of said session key;
a security component configured to perform, at said first computer system, message validation associated with said first message; and
a message generation component configured to generate, if said first message is valid, a second message including said first data portion, and
wherein said communication interface is configured to communicate, if said first message is valid, said second message from said first computer system for delivery to said second computer system.

US Pat. No. 10,560,178

MILLIMETER WAVE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FEATURING ADJUSTABLE SUPPORT

AIRVINE SCIENTIFIC, INC.,...

1. A system, comprising:a first support;
a second support;
a first phased array antenna mounted to the first support so that the first phased array antenna faces away from the second support;
a second phased array antenna mounted to the first support so that the second phased array antenna faces toward the second support;
a third phased array antenna mounted to the second support so that the third phased array antenna faces toward the first support;
a fourth phased array antenna mounted to the second support so that the fourth phased array antenna faces away from the first support;
a first controller mounted to the first support, configured to pass data between the first phased array antenna and the second phased array antenna;
a first local wireless interface, mounted to the first support and operatively coupled to the controller, configured to wirelessly communicate at least a portion of the data to a first group of one or more local devices;
a second controller mounted to the second support, configured to pass data between the third phased array antenna and the fourth phased array antenna;
a second local wireless interface, mounted to the second support and operatively coupled to the second controller, configured to wirelessly communicate at least a portion of the data to a second group of one or more local devices; and
a pivot to allow at least one of the first support or the second support to rotate;
wherein the second phased array antenna and third phased array antenna are configured to unidirectionally communicate millimeter wave signals from the second phased array antenna to the third phased array antenna;
wherein the second phased array antenna and third phased array antenna are configured to communicate the millimeter wave signals through an obstruction that attenuates the millimeter wave signals.

US Pat. No. 10,560,134

MULTIBAND AGGREGATION RECEIVER ARCHITECTURE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A system for multi-band communication, the system comprising:at least one receiver branch, each receiver branch comprising:
a band-isolation stage comprising a plurality of sections, each section comprising:
a band-isolation stage mixer configured to receive a band-isolation stage input signal and down-convert the band-isolation stage input signal to a band-isolation stage frequency value; and
a filter bank comprising a plurality of band pass filters; and
a switch configured to:
select one of the plurality of band pass filters based on a bandwidth associated with a frequency band of interest in the down converted signal, at least one of the bandwidth and the frequency band of interest being identified in received configuration instructions; and
route the down-converted signal through the selected band pass filter.

US Pat. No. 10,560,090

ONE-WAY CONDUCTION DEVICE

NIKO SEMICONDUCTOR CO., L...

1. A one-way conduction device, having an input end and an output end, comprising:a first transistor, wherein the first end of the first transistor is coupled to the input end, and the second end of the first transistor is coupled to the output end; and
a driving circuit, including:
a first circuit, including a first conduction unit and a first resistor, wherein the first conduction unit is coupled between the input end and one end of the first resistor, and the other end of the first resistor is coupled to a reference voltage;
a second circuit, including a second conduction unit and a second resistor, wherein the second conduction unit is coupled between the output end and the second resistor, and the other end of the second resistor is coupled to the reference voltage; and
a detection circuit, coupled to a node between the first conduction unit and the first resistor, a node between the second conduction unit and the second resistor, and the third end of the first transistor;
wherein the driving circuit detects whether a current flows from the node between the first conduction unit and the first resistor to the node between the second conduction unit and the second resistor through the detection circuit, and accordingly turns on or turns off the first transistor to control the turning on and turning off of the one-way conduction device.

US Pat. No. 10,560,016

CROSS-COUPLED CHARGE-PUMPS

SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS ...

1. A method of operating a cross-coupled charge pump, comprising:pumping charge from a first capacitor through a first electrically controlled switch to a voltage output and from a second capacitor through a second electrically controlled switch to the voltage output of a charge pump;
refreshing charge to a third capacitor and a fourth capacitor during the pumping charge from the first capacitor and second capacitors;
pumping charge from the third capacitor through a third electrically controlled switch to the voltage output and from the fourth capacitor through a fourth electrically controlled switch to the voltage output of the charge pump; and
refreshing charge to the first capacitor and the second capacitor during the pumping charge from the third and fourth capacitors.

US Pat. No. 10,559,938

LASER SYSTEM FOR TISSUE ABLATION

Fotona d.o.o., Ljubljana...

1. A laser system for ablating a material such that a debris cloud of ablated particles of the material will form above the ablated material, comprising:a pump,
a laser, and
a controller,
wherein the controller is configured to control the laser system for pulsed operation so that individual laser pulses of a temporally limited pulse duration are generated, and
wherein the controller is configured to modulate the pump such that
(1) the pulses have an intensity that oscillates between maximum values and minimum values during the pulse duration, wherein the laser pulse comprises a plurality of intensity maxima Imax which occur at times {Ti, i=1, N}; and a plurality of intensity minima Imin which occur at times {tk, k=1, . . . (N?1)}, wherein the intensity of the pulse does not vanish at the intensity minima, and wherein an average modulation period TM of the pulse is defined as a mean value of time differences |Ti+1?Ti| between successive intensity maxima,
wherein the intensity oscillations of the laser pulse induce oscillations of a size of the debris cloud so that, during the pulse duration (T0), there are at least two maxima of the size of the debris cloud which occur at times {Tj, j=1, M} and which are located in between two intensity maxima of the laser pulse, and wherein an oscillation of the size of the debris cloud has a rise time tR and a decay time tD; and
(2) the average modulation period TM of the pulse is greater or equal to a sum of a rise time tR and a decay time tD of an oscillation of the debris cloud so that at least 70 percent of the maxima of the size of the debris cloud occurs near an intensity minimum of the pulse such that, for at least 70 percent of the maxima of the size of the debris cloud, the intensity of the pulse I(Tj) at the time of the maximum of the size of the debris cloud is smaller than Imin(tk)+0.5×[Imax(Ti)?Imin(tk)], wherein Imin(tk) is the intensity minimum of the pulse which is closest to the maximum of the size of the debris cloud at time Tj and Imax(Ti) is the intensity maximum of the pulse which is closest to the maximum of the size of the debris cloud at time Tj.

US Pat. No. 10,559,699

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a first conductive layer over an insulating surface;
a first insulating layer over the first conductive layer;
oxide semiconductor stacked lavers comprising a first oxide semiconductor layer and a second oxide semiconductor layer, the oxide semiconductor stacked layers comprise a region overlapping with the first conductive layer with the first insulating layer interposed therebetween;
a second conductive layer and a third conductive layer, each of which comprises a region over and in contact with the second oxide semiconductor layer;
a second insulating layer comprising a region in direct contact with the oxide semiconductor stacked layers and positioned over the oxide semiconductor stacked layers, the second conductive layer and the third conductive layer; and
a fourth conductive layer comprising a region overlapping with the oxide semiconductor stacked layers with the second insulating layer interposed therebetween,
wherein the second semiconductor layer is provided over the first oxide semiconductor layer,
wherein the first oxide semiconductor layer comprises a region in direct contact with the first insulating layer,
wherein each of the first oxide semiconductor layer and the second oxide semiconductor layer comprises at least indium and gallium,
wherein an indium content in the first oxide semiconductor layer is higher than a gallium content,
wherein an indium content in the second oxide semiconductor layer is lower than a gallium content,
wherein the first oxide semiconductor layer comprises a microcrystal,
wherein the second oxide semiconductor layer comprises a c-axis aligned crystal part,
wherein the first conductive layer comprises molybdenum, titanium, tantalum, tungsten, aluminum, copper, chromium, neodymium, or scandium, and
wherein the fourth conductive layer comprises indium oxide-tin oxide, indium oxide containing tungsten oxide, indium zinc oxide containing tungsten oxide, indium oxide containing titanium oxide, indium oxide-zinc oxide, or indium tin oxide to which silicon oxide is added.

US Pat. No. 10,559,650

TRENCH CAPACITOR WITH WARPAGE REDUCTION

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A method for forming a trench capacitor, comprising:forming a plurality of trenches in a doped semiconductor surface layer of a substrate;
forming a dielectric layer that lines a surface of the plurality of trenches;
depositing a first polysilicon layer that is undoped on the dielectric layer;
depositing a second polysilicon layer on the first undoped polysilicon layer to fill the plurality of deep trenches;
doping the second polysilicon layer;
top side polysilicon etching using a masking layer pattern to etch back the first polysilicon layer in regions lateral to the plurality of trenches; and
further comprising after the depositing the second polysilicon layer removing the first polysilicon layer and the second polysilicon layer from a back side of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,559,413

COIL ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. A coil electronic component comprising:a first coil wound in a first direction and having a magnetic core;
a second coil sharing the magnetic core of the first coil, the second coil being wound in the first direction or in a second direction different from the first direction;
a main board disposed between the first coil and the second coil;
a first external electrode and a second external electrode connected to the first coil; and
a third external electrode and a fourth external electrode connected to the second coil,
wherein the first coil comprises a first coil pattern disposed on a first surface of a first insulating layer and connected to the first external electrode and a second coil pattern disposed on a second surface of the first insulating layer and connected to the second external electrode,
the second coil comprises a third coil pattern disposed on a first surface of a second insulating layer and connected to the third external electrode and a fourth coil pattern disposed on a second surface of the second insulating layer and connected to the fourth external electrode,
the first insulating layer comprises a through-hole forming the magnetic core of the first coil, and the second insulating layer comprises a through-hole forming a magnetic core of the second coil,
the first and second insulating layers are not disposed directly on the main board,
each of the first insulating layer and the second insulating layer has a thickness of about 10 ?m or more to about 50 ?m or less, and
each of the thicknesses of the first insulating layer and the second insulating layer is smaller than a thickness of the main board.

US Pat. No. 10,559,289

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR CELLULAR COMPOSITIONS

LIFESCORE LIMITED, Salis...

1. A cellular composition method comprising:receiving, at a first apparatus, a request for a cellular composition;
receiving, at the first apparatus, user data; and
transmitting, from the first apparatus to a second apparatus, a control signal comprising the request and user data;
receiving, at the second apparatus, from the first apparatus, the control signal;
filtering, responsive to the received user data, at least one dataset containing a plurality of modules, each module comprising a plurality of cells;
selecting at least one cell from the filtered at least one dataset;
arranging, responsive to the control signal, the at least one cell according to a pathway;
receiving, at the first apparatus, at least one change in user data;
determining, at the first apparatus, for each change in user data, a change type and a change magnitude;
generating, at the first apparatus, a modified control signal comprising each determined change type and change magnitude;
transmitting, from the first apparatus to the second apparatus, the modified control signal;
receiving, at the second apparatus from the first apparatus, the modified control signal;
identifying, at the second apparatus, at least one transition rule corresponding to each determined change type and change magnitude; and
applying, at the second apparatus, the at least one transition rule to the cellular composition.

US Pat. No. 10,559,185

SECURE ENTERPRISE EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION AND MANAGED CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A computer-implemented system comprising:a recipient-information-receiving interface configured to receive up-to-date recipient information for recipients located worldwide, wherein the recipients are members of an emergency response system;
a plurality of information-receiving interfaces, each information-receiving interface configured to receive, from a particular external source at a particular worldwide location, emergency information including one or more of electronic, textual, audio, and visual information;
processors configured to aggregate the emergency information received from the plurality of information-receiving interfaces and generate aggregated information for transmission to recipients identified by the up-to-date recipient information; and
a plurality of information-transmitting interfaces configured to transmit encrypted aggregated information to recipients identified by the up-to-date recipient information, the encrypted aggregated information triggering simultaneous activation of a plurality of emergency communications channels and providing emergency response information to a member of the emergency response system, including live video streaming from a location of an emergency.

US Pat. No. 10,559,128

MULTILAYER DEPTH AND VOLUME PRESERVATION OF STACKED MESHES

DG Holdings, Inc., Salt ...

1. A 3D content rendering system, comprising:electronic memory to store a 3D asset including a first mesh and a second mesh; and
one or more processing units configured to:
identify an outer mesh and an inner mesh of the first mesh and the second mesh;
identify shared polygons from the first mesh and the second mesh;
render the shared polygons of the outer mesh; and
make transparent the shared polygons of the inner mesh.

US Pat. No. 10,559,034

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR VERIFYING USER IDENTITY BASED ON SOCIAL MEDIA MESSAGING

The Toronto-Dominion Bank...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a communications interface;
a memory; and
at least one processor coupled to the communications interface and to the memory, the memory storing executable instructions that, when executed by the at least one processor, causes the at least one processor to perform the steps of:
obtaining social-media data characterizing a first social-media message that includes a retweet of a second social-media message, the first social-media message being associated with a social-networking account;
detecting an occurrence of a predetermined element of content within a first portion of the social-media data, the predetermined element of content specifying a performance of at least one action, and the first portion of the social-media data being associated with the first social-media message;
based on the detected occurrence of the predetermined element of content, identifying and extracting a candidate social-media password from the first portion of the social-media data;
identifying and extracting, from a second portion of the social-media data, parameter data identifying at least one parameter of the action, the second portion of the social-media data being associated with the second social-media message;
determining that the candidate social-media password corresponds to a social-media password assigned to a user associated with the social-networking account, and verifying an identity of user in response to the determination; and
in response to the verified identity, generating one or more electronic commands to initiate the performance of the at least one action based on the extracted parameter data, the action involving one or more securities.

US Pat. No. 10,558,358

CHARACTER RECOGNITION ON A COMPUTING DEVICE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An electronic device, comprising:one or more processors;
memory; and
one or more programs, wherein the one or more programs are stored in the memory and configured to be executed by the one or more processors, the one or more programs including instructions for:
generating a user interface for display on a display, wherein the user interface includes a gesture display region and a text entry region;
while the user interface is displayed on the display, receiving an indication of a first input that includes movement of a contact detected on a touch-sensitive surface of a device, wherein a representation of the movement of the contact is displayed in the gesture display region while the movement of the contact is being detected; and
after receiving a completion of the movement of the contact in the first input, concurrently displaying:
the representation of the movement of the contact in the gesture display region; and
a first candidate character that corresponds to the completed movement of the contact within an area of the text entry region.

US Pat. No. 10,557,970

QUANTUM DOT PROTECTIVE FILM, AND WAVELENGTH CONVERSION SHEET AND BACKLIGHT UNIT OBTAINED BY USING THE SAME

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A quantum dot protective film for sealing a phosphor, comprising:a protective layer having foreign matter, a maximum size of which is 100 to 500 ?m; and
a coating layer formed on one surface of the protective layer, wherein
an abundance ratio of the foreign matter with the maximum size of 100 to 500 ?m is 0.01 to 5.0 particles/m2 in the protective layer, and
the haze value is 20% or higher, wherein the foreign matter is optically different from other portions of the protective layer.

US Pat. No. 10,557,939

LIDAR SYSTEM WITH IMPROVED SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO IN THE PRESENCE OF SOLAR BACKGROUND NOISE

Luminar Technologies, Inc...

1. A lidar system comprising:a light source configured to:
emit light toward a target, the light source having an operating wavelength which lies within a band that delineates a relative maximum in atmospheric absorption; and
switch between emitting light at the operating wavelength and emitting light at a wavelength that has a reduced atmospheric absorption, comprising switching between a first seed laser that produces the operating wavelength and a second seed laser that produces the reduced-absorption wavelength, wherein switching between the first seed laser and the second seed laser comprises powering on either the first seed laser or the second seed laser;
a detector configured to detect scattered light that is emitted by the light source and subsequently scattered from the target; and
a processor configured to:
determine a characteristic of the target based on a characteristic of the scattered light received at the detector;
determine that a measure of signal quality of a signal produced by the detector in response to detecting the scattered light falls below a predetermined threshold value; and
in response to the measure of signal quality falling below the threshold value, instruct the light source to switch from emitting light at the operating wavelength to emitting light at the reduced-absorption wavelength.

US Pat. No. 10,557,922

HOLDING APPARATUS FOR HOLDING A DRIVE UNIT OF A DEVIATING MIRROR ARRANGEMENT, DETECTION APPARATUS HAVING A DEVIATING MIRROR ARRANGEMENT, AND MOTOR VEHICLE

Valeo Schalter und Sensor...

1. A holding apparatus for holding a drive unit of a deviating mirror arrangement of an optical detection apparatus for a motor vehicle, comprising:a holding part, with which a light barrier is formed in one piece,
the light barrier being arranged, when the drive unit is being held by the holding apparatus, to subdivide a reflective surface of at least one deviating mirror, mounted rotatably on a rotation axle, of the deviating mirror arrangement into an emission region and a reception region locally on the reflective surface,
wherein the light barrier has a reception device for receiving a light source and for guiding the light provided by the light source onto the emission region of the reflective surface.

US Pat. No. 10,557,918

MOBILE EMERGENCY PERIMETER SYSTEM AND METHOD

ARCHITECTURE TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A method for establishing and controlling a mobile perimeter at a fixed or moving geographic location and for determining a geographic location of an emitting radio frequency (RF) emitter in a vicinity of the mobile perimeter, comprising:at each of a plurality of RF sensors:
receiving an RF transmission,
processing the received RF transmission to produce RF signal data, and
wirelessly transmitting the RF signal data to a central station; and
at the central station, a processor:
executing a cross-correlation process to:
compare characteristics of pairs of RF signal data;
based on the compared characteristics, determine a time difference of arrival (TDOA) between RF transmissions received at each RF sensor of a pair of RF sensors, and
repeat the cross-correlation process for each pair of RF sensors from which RF signal data are received; and
using the TDOA values for two or more pairs of RF sensors, the processor determining a location estimate for the RF emitter.

US Pat. No. 10,557,894

REFERENCE SIGNAL CORRECTION CIRCUIT

Linear Technology Holding...

11. A circuit, comprising:means for receiving a first calibrated voltage based on a base-emitter voltage of one or more pnp transistors, a second calibrated voltage based on a base-emitter voltage of one or more npn transistors, and a reference voltage;
means for determining a set of reference values based on the first calibrated voltage, the second calibrated voltage, and the reference voltage;
means for calculating a gain correction factor based on a function of the set of reference values and a set of temperature-dependent values;
means for receiving an output signal based on the reference voltage; and
means for correcting the output signal based on the gain correction factor.

US Pat. No. 10,557,714

TRAFFIC MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD

TOMTOM TRAFFIC B.V., Ams...

3. A computer-implemented method in which data representative of vehicles moving along roads in a designated geographical area, the roads being defined in a map database in a memory in terms of route segments, is processed by a processing module of a traffic monitoring system to measure traffic speed or transit time data as a function of time, the method comprising:generating a database of historical time-dependent traffic speeds or transit times for at least some route segments in the map database, the data associated with a route segment comprising an average traffic speed or transit time along the route segment for each of a plurality of time windows;
identifying currently congested route segments on which the traffic speed or transit time is less than expected at a current time;
predicting a traffic speed or transit time for a requested future time for at least one currently congested route segment;
determining a current traffic speed ratio as a ratio of:
traffic speeds or transit times observed at a recent time, and
a predicted traffic speed or transit time at the recent time, the predicted traffic speed being a historical average traffic speed or transit time for the recent time;
scaling the predicted traffic speed or transit time for the requested future time for the at least one currently congested route in proportion to the current traffic speed ratio, wherein said scaling comprises decaying the scaling as the distance of the prediction into the future grows; and
providing the predicted traffic speed or transit time to a navigation system for the requested future time.

US Pat. No. 10,557,659

WEARABLE COLD PACKS UTILIZING A COOLING AGENT

FROSTY COLD, LLC, Overla...

1. A wearable cold pack comprising:a wearable article of clothing formed with a reservoir for retention of liquid, and
a cooling agent composition including a salt that is a co-milled blend of at least 100 mesh particle size of about 50 to 95 parts ammonium nitrate, about 1 to 10 parts ammonium phosphate to stabilize against detonation, about 4 to 30 parts potassium compound, about 1 part carbon containing compounds and mixed with about 90 parts water in the reservoir, the salt having a capacity to provide an endothermic effect to enhance cooling when mixed with water, wherein after achieving temperature equilibrium with the surrounding environment, the cooling agent composition is recyclable as a balanced NPK fertilizer.

US Pat. No. 10,557,625

LED LAMP HAVING LATERAL OUTLINE WITH OUTLINE OF LAMP NECK AND OUTLINE OF HEAT SINK

JIAXING SUPER LIGHTING EL...

1. An LED (light emitting diode) lamp comprising:a lamp shell including a lamp head, a lamp neck and a sleeve, the lamp head connects to the lamp neck which connects to the sleeve;
a passive heat dissipating element having a heat sink connected to the lamp shell, wherein the heat sink comprises fins and a base, the sleeve of the lamp shell is located in the heat sink, the lamp neck projects from the heat sink, height of the lamp neck is at least 80% of height of the heat sink;
a power source having a first portion and a second portion, wherein the first portion of the power source is disposed in both the lamp neck and the lamp head of the lamp shell, and the second portion of the power source is disposed in the heat sink of the passive heat dissipating element;
a light emitting surface connected to the heat sink of the passive heat dissipating element and comprising LED chips electrically connected to the power source, wherein the light emitting surface and the heat sink are connected to form a heat transferring path from the LED chips to the passive heat dissipating element;
a first heat dissipating channel formed in a first chamber of the lamp shell for dissipating heat generated from the power source while the LED lamp is working, and the first chamber is located between bottom of the LED lamp and an upper portion of the lamp neck; and
a second heat dissipating channel formed in the heat sink and between the fins and the base of the heat sink for dissipating the heat generated from the LED chips and transferred to the heat sink;
wherein the first heat dissipating channel comprises a first end on the light emitting surface to allow air flowing from outside of the LED lamp into the first chamber, and a second end on the upper portion of the lamp neck of the lamp shell to allow air flowing from inside of the first chamber out to the LED lamp;
wherein the second heat dissipating channel comprises a third end on the light emitting surface to allow air flowing from outside of the LED lamp into the second heat dissipating channel, and flowing out from spaces between every adjacent two of the fins;
wherein a third aperture is located in a central region of the light emitting surface, and the third aperture forms an air intake of both the first heat dissipating channel and the second heat dissipating channel;
wherein a lateral outline of the LED lamp detours around the axis of the LED lamp 360 degrees to turn around to form a contour of the LED lamp, the outline includes an outline of the lamp neck and an outline of the heat sink, the outline of the lamp neck has a slope a which is a constant, the outline of the heat sink 1 has a slope b which is a constant, and the value of the slope a is greater than that of the slope b.

US Pat. No. 10,557,576

FULL-ROOT-RADIUS-THREADED WING NUT HAVING INCREASED WALL THICKNESS

S.P.M. Flow Control, Inc....

1. A hammer union, the hammer union comprising:a threaded female sub;
a male sub;
a plurality of retainer segments concentrically disposed about the male sub; and
a threaded wing nut that is concentrically disposed about each of the threaded female sub, the male sub, and the plurality of retainer segments to couple the threaded female sub to the male sub;
wherein the threaded wing nut comprises:
a body having an axial length defined between first and second end surfaces, the body having an exterior surface extending between the first and second end surfaces;
a passage axially extending through the body from the first end surface to the second end surface, wherein the passage defines an interior surface of the body;
a first internal shoulder formed by the interior surface of the body that defines a portion of the passage;
an internal threaded connection formed by the interior surface that extends from the first end surface and towards the first internal shoulder; and
a plurality of circumferentially-spaced lugs extending radially from the exterior surface of the body;
wherein the plurality of retainer segments is radially positioned between the male sub and the threaded wing nut such that the threaded wing nut is concentrically disposed about the male sub but the interior surface of the body of the wing nut is spaced radially from the male sub;
wherein the body has a variable wall thickness defined between the interior surface of the body and the exterior surface of the body, with the variable wall thickness at the first internal shoulder being greater than the variable wall thickness at the first end surface;
wherein the internal threaded connection includes a first slanted surface; a second opposing slanted surface; and a curved surface that extends from the first slanted surface and to the second opposing slanted surface; and
wherein a first lug of the plurality of lugs extends along the entirety of the axial length of the body.

US Pat. No. 10,557,507

PLATE CARRYING DEVICE, MULTIPLATE CLUTCH OR BRAKE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A PLATE CARRYING DEVICE

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A plate carrying device (2), for a multiplate clutch or brake, havinga plate carrier (4), which has a tubular section (24), and
a supporting ring (6), which surrounds the tubular section (24) and on which the tubular section (24) can be supported or is supported outwardly in a radial direction (12),
wherein a cross section of the supporting ring (6) has at least one radial leg (30) extending substantially in a radial direction (12, 14), and
wherein the cross section has a further radial leg (38) extending substantially in the radial direction (12, 14).

US Pat. No. 10,557,490

TREATMENT ELEMENT ATTACHMENT SYSTEM

THERAGUN, INC., Beverly ...

1. A treatment assembly for securing a treatment member to a shaft, the treatment assembly comprising:the treatment member, wherein the treatment member defines a longitudinal axis and has a distal end and a proximal end, wherein the proximal end includes an attachment recess defined therein,
a female attachment member having a distal end, a proximal end, and a shaft recess defined in the proximal end, wherein the female attachment member is secured in the attachment recess of the treatment member, wherein the shaft recess is defined by an interior surface that includes first and second opposing flat surfaces, wherein the first flat surface includes a first detent defined therein and the second flat surface includes a second detent defined therein, whereby when the shaft is received in the shaft recess, the first flat surface is operatively engaged with a first opposing flat surface on a male attachment member and a first ball is biased into the first detent and the second flat surface is operatively engaged with a second opposing flat surface on a male attachment member and a second ball is biased into the second detent.

US Pat. No. 10,557,482

PRESSURE EXCHANGE SYSTEM WITH HYDRAULIC DRIVE SYSTEM

ENERGY RECOVERY, INC., S...

1. A system, comprising:a rotary isobaric pressure exchanger (IPX) configured to exchange pressures between a first fluid and a second fluid, wherein the rotary IPX comprises a rotor;
a hydraulic drive system comprising a first hydraulic drive device coupled to the rotor, wherein the first hydraulic drive device is configured to receive a hydraulic fluid and to convert hydraulic energy of the hydraulic fluid into mechanical energy to rotate the rotor at a rotational speed that is based on a flow rate of the hydraulic fluid entering the first hydraulic drive device; and
a mixing chamber configured to receive the hydraulic fluid discharged from the first hydraulic drive device and to receive the first fluid, wherein the hydraulic fluid and the first fluid are configured to mix within the mixing chamber to form a fluid mixture, and wherein the rotary IPX is configured to receive the fluid mixture from the mixing chamber and to exchange pressures between the fluid mixture and the second fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,557,422

AIR CHARGE DETERMINATION METHOD, ENGINE CONTROL UNIT AND INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Volkswagen Aktiengesellsc...

1. A method for determining a quantity of air within a cylinder of an internal combustion engine, the method comprising:scaling an intake manifold pressure and an exhaust gas pressure in dependence on an actual ambient air pressure and a standard ambient air pressure in order to provide a scaled intake manifold pressure and a scaled exhaust gas pressure;
implementing an air charge calculating algorithm produced under a standard ambient air pressure operating condition, in order to determine a standard quantity of air based on the scaled intake manifold pressure and the scaled exhaust gas pressure; and
scaling the standard quantity of air in dependence on the actual ambient air pressure and the standard ambient air pressure in order to calculate the quantity of air within the cylinder of the internal combustion engine.

US Pat. No. 10,557,289

LOCK FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

Kiekert Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A latch for a door of a motor vehicle comprising a locking mechanism, the locking mechanism comprising:a catch that is rotatable between an open position and a closed position,
a pawl that is rotatable between a locked position that holds the catch in the closed position and an unlocked position where the pawl does not prevent the catch from rotating to the open position,
a first blocking lever that is rotatable between a blocked position that holds the pawl in the locked position and an unblocked position where the first blocking lever does not block the pawl from moving to the unlocked position,
a release lever adapted to move the first blocking lever from the blocked position to the unblocked position,
a blocking contour that defines a recess, and
a rotation-lock device that comprises a projection that is operatively coupled to the release lever or the blocking lever, wherein, in the event of a motor vehicle crash, the projection is adapted to engage the recess on the blocking contour thereby preventing the release lever from moving the blocking lever to the unblocked position or preventing the blocking lever from moving to the unblocked position,
wherein the rotation-lock device further comprises a second blocking lever, wherein the projection is on the second blocking lever, and
wherein the rotation-lock device further comprises an inertia lever, wherein the second blocking lever is rotationally connected to the inertia lever.

US Pat. No. 10,557,271

SIDING HAVING A STAPLE HEM

ROYAL BUILDING PRODUCTS (...

1. A siding panel for stapled attachment comprising:a tongue adapted to facilitate interconnection of said siding panel with another siding panel; and
a staple hem having a predominantly planar portion that extends from said tongue to a terminal edge of said siding panel, said predominantly planar portion comprising at least one aperture configured to accommodate a staple for attaching said siding panel to a support structure;
wherein said staple hem is less than 10 mm in length; and
wherein the length of said staple hem is shorter than a length of said tongue.

US Pat. No. 10,557,011

METHODS FOR THE DECOMPOSITION OF CONTAMINATED PLASTIC WASTE

BioCellection Inc., Menl...

1. A method for decomposing polyethylene, comprising:a. adding polyethylene to a reaction vessel;
b. adding aqueous nitric acid (HNO3) to the reaction vessel to give a mixture, wherein the wt. ratio of polyethylene to aqueous nitric acid is greater than 1:10; and
c. subjecting the mixture obtained in b. to conditions effective to decompose the polyethylene to produce decomposition products, wherein the decomposition products comprise:
i. succinic acid, glutaric acid, adipic acid, pimelic acid, and azelaic acid, or the salts and esters thereof;
ii. at least one of oxalic acid, suberic acid, sebacic acid, undecanedioic acid, dodecanedioic acid, tridecanedioic acid, tetradecanedioic acid, pentadecanedioic acid, 2-octenedioic acid, 2-nonenedioic acid, 2-decenedioic acid, and 2-undecenedioic acid, or the salts or esters thereof; and
iii. at least one of C8-C20 dicarboxylic acid substituted with a single nitro group at the 2-position, or the salts or esters thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,556,825

STRENGTHENED GLASS WITH DEEP DEPTH OF COMPRESSION

Corning Incorporated, Co...

15. A glass article comprising a compressive region extending from a surface of the glass article to a depth of compression DOC, a maximum compressive stress CS2 at the surface, and a compressive stress profile, the compressive stress profile comprising:a. a first portion extending from at least a first depth D1 to the depth of compression DOC and having an average slope m1, where ?2.89 MPa/?m?m1??1.67 MPa/?m; and
b. a second portion extending from the surface to the first depth D1, the second portion being substantially linear and having an average slope m2 from the surface to a depth of about 5 ?m, wherein ?74.00 MPa/?m?m2??70.00 MPa/?m.

US Pat. No. 10,556,801

PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF A DEALUMINATED ZEOLITIC MATERIAL HAVING THE BEA FRAMEWORK STRUCTURE

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen am...

1. A method for the preparation of a treated zeolitic material having a BEA framework structure comprising the steps of:(i) using an organotemplate-free synthetic process to provide a zeolitic material having a BEA framework structure, wherein the BEA framework structure comprises YO2 and X2O3, wherein Y is a tetravalent element, and X is a trivalent element, wherein the zeolitic material provided in step (i) is non-calcined;
(ii) calcining the zeolitic material provided in step (i) at a temperature of 650° C. or more; and
(iii) treating the calcined zeolitic material obtained from step (ii) with an aqueous solution having a pH of 5 or less,
wherein step (iii) is performed at ambient temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,556,796

PLANT AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING NITRIC ACID

Stamicarbon B.V., Sittar...

1. A plant for the production of nitric acid comprising:(a) a reactor comprising at least one gas inlet for ammonia and compressed air, a combustion chamber provided with an ammonia combustion catalyst and configured to produce a burner gas stream comprising nitrogen oxides resulting from the combustion of ammonia and subsequent oxidation, and a gas outlet for burner gas;
(b) a gas cooling section having a gas inlet which is in fluid communication with the outlet for burner gas of the reactor, said gas cooling section being configured to subject the burner gas stream to cooling, so as to form a cooled burner gas, the gas cooling section comprising a steam circuit heat exchanger configured to transfer heat from the burner gas stream to a steam circuit so as to generate superheated steam, and a gas outlet for cooled burner gas;
(c) a condensation section having a gas inlet which is in fluid communication with the outlet for cooled burner gas of the gas cooling section, said condensation section being configured to subject the cooled burner gas to condensation so as to form an aqueous nitric acid condensate and an uncondensed nitrogen oxides gas stream, said condensation section having a liquid outlet for the aqueous nitric acid condensate and a gas outlet for the uncondensed nitrogen oxides gas stream;
(d) an absorption section having a gas inlet which is in fluid communication with the gas outlet of the condensation section, said absorption section being configured to subject the nitrogen oxides gas stream to absorption in water, optionally in the form of a dilute nitric acid solution; said absorption section further comprising a liquid inlet which is in fluid communication with the liquid outlet of the condensation section and a gas outlet for nitrogen oxides tail gas;
(e) a tail gas treatment system comprising a tail gas heating section, a nitrous gas removal section, and an expansion section, said tail gas treatment system being configured to subject nitrogen oxides gas to purification so as to form a purified tail gas and to subject said purified tail gas to expansion, said tail gas treatment section comprising a gas inlet for nitrogen oxides tail gas and a gas outlet for purified tail gas;
wherein the tail gas heating section comprises a further heat exchanger configured to receive heat from the burner gas stream, said further heat exchanger being positioned downstream of the steam circuit heat exchanger, and upstream of the gas outlet for cooled burner gas, and wherein the reactor, the steam circuit heat exchanger, and the further heat exchanger are integrated into one single apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,556,691

SEAT TRACKS WITH COMPOSITE FRAMES

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A seat track comprising:a composite frame comprising first fibers and second fibers in a resin matrix,
the first fibers extending parallel to a principal axis of the seat track,
the second fibers extending within planes perpendicular to the principal axis of the seat track,
a tensile strength of the composite frame in a direction of the principal axis is greater than a tensile strength of the composite frame in any direction within the planes perpendicular to the principal axis, wherein at least one of:
an average fiber density of the first fibers within the composite frame is greater than an average fiber density of the second fibers within the composite frame,
a ratio of the average fiber density of the first fibers to the average fiber density of the second fibers is between about 2 and 20,
an average diameter of the first fibers is greater than an average diameter of the second fibers,
the first fibers are formed from a material different than the second fibers,
each of the first fibers and the second fibers are unevenly distributed throughout a thickness of the composite frame, or
a portion of the second fibers extends continuously between a first flange end and a second flange end of the composite frame; and
a reinforcement component attached to the composite frame.

US Pat. No. 10,556,624

VEHICLE UNDERBODY COMPONENT PROTECTION ASSEMBLY

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A vehicle underbody assembly comprising:a pair of rockers;
a pair of side rails each secured to a rearward portion of one of the rockers;
a first cross member extending between the side rails and thermally treated to form a first central hard strength zone between two first soft strength zones;
a second cross member arranged with the pair of side rails and the first cross member to form a rectilinear frame and thermally treated to form a second central hard strength zone between two second soft strength zones;
a first longitudinal member thermally treated to define a fully martensitic microstructure; and
a second longitudinal member thermally treated to define a fully martensitic microstructure; and
a fuel tank secured between the pair of side rails so that the fuel tank is located within a rectilinear frame formed by the pair of side rails and the cross members,
wherein the first longitudinal member and the second longitudinal member span between the first cross member and the second cross member to further form a fuel tank protection assembly, and wherein each of the soft strength zones extends outboard of the fuel tank.

US Pat. No. 10,556,509

TOUCH INPUT DEVICE AND VEHICLE INCLUDING THE SAME

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A touch input device comprising:a frame having a plurality of frame holes;
a flexible printed circuit board coupled to one surface of the frame and having a plurality of holes corresponding to the plurality of frame holes;
a sensor electrode disposed on the flexible printed circuit board; and
a sensor integrated circuit (IC) electrically connected to the sensor electrode and configured to sense a change in capacitance of the sensor electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,556,470

ROTARY JOINT ASSEMBLY FOR A TIRE PRESSURE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Dana Heavy Vehicle System...

1. A rotary joint assembly for a tire pressure management system, comprising:a rotating portion having a first air passageway and a second air passageway, the first air passageway and the second air passageway being in fluid communication with a chamber formed in the rotating portion;
a non-rotating portion having a third air passageway, an inner sidewall, and an outer sidewall, wherein the rotating portion is disposed between the inner sidewall and the outer sidewall and the third air passageway being in fluid communication with the second air passageway through a sealed space provided between the rotating portion and the non-rotating portion; and
a valve assembly positioned within the chamber, the valve assembly comprising a piston and a biasing member and allowing a flow of pressurized air to be directed from the first air passageway to the third air passageway or a flow of pressurized air to be directed from the third air passageway to the first air passageway.

US Pat. No. 10,556,456

LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A liquid ejecting apparatus, comprising:a supporting section configured to support a medium;
a first ejecting section capable of ejecting a pretreatment liquid onto the medium supported by the supporting section;
a first holding section configured to hold the first ejecting section; and
a leveling section provided on the first holding section and being capable of moving between a leveling position in contact with an ejection region onto which the pretreatment liquid is ejected and a non-leveling position in non-contact with the ejection region of the medium,
wherein:
the first holding section is capable of performing a reciprocating movement in a scanning direction,
the first ejecting section is configured to eject the pretreatment liquid in accordance with the reciprocating movement of the first holding section,
the leveling section is provided at the first holding section to move with the first ejecting section, and
the leveling section includes a first leveling section to be provided on a first side of the first ejecting section in the scanning direction and a second leveling section to be provided on a second side of the first ejecting section in the scanning direction.

US Pat. No. 10,556,453

PRINTER AND CONTROL METHOD

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A printing device having multiple paper feed ports, comprising:a print job receiver configured to receive a print job including printing conditions;
a paper information acquisition unit configured to acquire paper information about paper set in the paper feed ports;
a no-paper detector configured to detect depletion of first paper set in a first paper feed port of the paper feed ports while printing using the first paper set in the first paper feed port;
a paper feed port selector configured to automatically select a second paper feed port of the paper feed ports based on the printing conditions and the paper information in response to detecting the depletion of the first paper set in the first paper feed port; and
a printing process controller configured to automatically execute alternate printing using second paper set in the second paper feed port by supplying the second paper from the second paper feed port in response to automatically selecting the second paper feed port based on the printing conditions and the paper information;
the paper feed port selector, when the no-paper detector detects the depletion of the first paper, the paper size of the first paper and the second paper is the same, and the paper type of the first paper and the paper type of the second paper are included in the same group of predetermined paper type groups, selecting the second paper feed port in which the second paper is set as a paper feed port for the alternate printing, and
the printing device being an inkjet printer.

US Pat. No. 10,556,442

VALVE UNIT AND LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS

SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, ...

1. A liquid ejecting apparatus comprising:a liquid ejecting head configured to move in a main scanning direction and to eject liquid to a target;
a liquid retainer accommodating portion provided above the liquid ejecting head, the liquid retainer accommodating portion being configured to accommodate a liquid retainer;
a liquid supply passage provided between the liquid retainer accommodating portion and the liquid ejecting head; and
a valve mechanism disposed in the liquid supply passage, the valve mechanism being configured to open and close the liquid supply passage,
wherein the liquid retainer accommodating portion has an opening into which the liquid retainer is inserted, and
wherein a length of the opening in a direction of gravity is shorter than a length of the opening in the main scanning direction.

US Pat. No. 10,556,377

TRANSFER APPARATUS

TOSHIBA KIKAI KABUSHIKI K...

2. A transfer apparatus for transferring a fine transfer pattern formed on a mold to a resin coated on a substrate installed in a substrate installation part, comprising:a transfer roller configured to support the mold and carry out transferring with movement of the transfer roller; and
a transfer roller guide part configured to guide the transfer roller when the mold is pressed against the resin coated on the substrate installed in the substrate installation part by the movement of the transfer roller, wherein:
the transfer roller guide part is an inclined member inclined integrally with the substrate installation part; and
the inclined member is formed along a moving direction of the transfer roller and also formed so as to extend from the substrate installation part in the moving direction of the transfer roller and protrude obliquely to the moving direction at a predetermined angle.

US Pat. No. 10,556,361

FEED SYSTEM FOR COATING MATERIAL

Homag GmbH, Schopfloch (...

1. A system for feeding a coating material from at least one movable modular unit, the at least one movable modular unit being provided for the accommodation and provision of roll-shaped or coil-shaped coating material units comprising edge bands configured to attach to a narrow side of panel-shaped workpieces, to a coating device, comprising:a feed section for accommodating and transporting the coating material, wherein the feed section has a multiplicity of feed guides, and wherein (a) a separately controllable actuator, or (b) an adjustable actuator, is provided at an inlet region of each feed guide;
a magazine unit for guiding the coating material provided by the feed section;
the at least one movable modular unit; and
a coupling section for coupling the at least one movable modular unit at the feed section, the at least one movable modular unit accommodating coating material units,
wherein the coupling section has a latching accommodation which may be engaged with a latching element of the at least one movable modular unit, and
wherein the coupling section has an electrical interface for electrically coupling the at least one movable modular unit with the feed section.

US Pat. No. 10,556,155

TENNIS BALL PICKUP TUBE ATTACHMENT BAG

1. A tennis ball pickup tube attachment bag, comprising:one or more pieces of material attached together and forming an enclosed interior and a corresponding exterior, wherein the enclosed interior is configured to receive within and contain tennis balls;
a first opening into the enclosed interior, wherein the first opening is configured to receive the tennis balls through the first opening into the enclosed interior, and to couple to a top end of a tennis ball pickup tube so that the tennis balls that are picked up through a bottom end of the tennis ball pickup tube are received from the top end of the tennis ball pickup tube into the enclosed interior through the first opening;
a second opening into the enclosed interior that includes a closure, wherein the second opening is configured to be closed and opened by the closure so that the tennis balls that are received into the enclosed interior are held in the enclosed interior when the second opening is closed by the closure and the tennis balls can be emptied from the enclosed interior when the second opening is opened by the closure;
a first securing loop attached to and extending from the exterior adjacent to the first opening and configured to attach to a first retainer wing on the top end of the tennis ball pickup tube so that the first securing loop secures the top end of the tennis ball pickup tube toward the first opening when the top end is coupled to the first opening;
a second securing loop attached to and extending from the exterior adjacent to the first opening and configured to attach to a second retainer wing on the top end of the tennis ball pickup tube so that the second securing loop secures the top end of the tennis ball pickup tube toward the first opening when the top end is coupled to the first opening;
a first securing strap attached to and extending from the exterior adjacent to the first opening and configured to attach to a carry strap loop on the top end of the tennis ball pickup tube so that the first securing strap secures the top end of the tennis ball pickup tube toward the first opening when the top end is coupled to the first opening;
a second securing strap attached to and extending from the exterior adjacent to the first opening and configured to attach across the length of the tennis ball pickup tube and secure the tennis ball pickup tube adjacent to the tennis ball pickup tube attachment bag when the top end is coupled to the first opening; and
a third securing strap attached to and extending from the exterior distanced from the first opening and configured to attach across the length of the tennis ball pickup tube and secure the tennis ball pickup tube adjacent to the tennis ball pickup tube attachment bag when the top end is coupled to the first opening;
wherein the tennis ball pickup tube comprises an elongated tube extending between the top end and the bottom end of the tennis ball pickup tube and configured to receive the tennis balls into the elongated tube through the bottom end and to empty the tennis balls from the elongated tube through the top end.

US Pat. No. 10,556,091

THREADED, LOCKING HANDLE MECHANISM FOR ATTACHING TO SHAFT

St. Jude Medical, Cardiol...

1. A strain relief, comprising:a strain relief projection extending around a complete inner circumference of the strain relief; and
a nut comprising:
a nut thread;
a nut recess extending around a complete outer circumference of the nut;
a through-hole; and
a plurality of ratchets,
wherein the strain relief projection is configured to couple to the nut recess and to secure the nut to the strain relief.

US Pat. No. 10,555,923

METHOD FOR TREATING PAROXYSMAL NOCTURNAL HEMOGLOBINURIA

Enzychem Lifesciences Cor...

1. A method for treating paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), comprising administering to a patient in need thereof an effective amount of a compound of Formula 1:
wherein R1 and R2 are independently a fatty acid residue of 14 to 22 carbon atoms.

US Pat. No. 10,555,861

DYNAMIC HEADSET APPARATUS

Neural Analytics, Inc., ...

1. A dynamic headset apparatus comprising:a head cradle having a top surface and a bottom surface opposite the top surface, wherein the top surface is configured to receive a head of a subject and the bottom surface has a convex shape and is configured to face a platform on which the dynamic headset apparatus is placed; and
a device comprising an instrument configured to transmit or receive acoustic energy with respect to the head of the subject and be adjacent to the head of the subject when the head of the subject is in the head cradle.

US Pat. No. 10,555,800

RECEIVER

Wittenstein SE, Igershei...

1. An implantable receiver for transmitting energy to an implant, witha multi-layer circuit board comprising a plurality of electrically conductive layers,
wherein the circuit board comprises an outer coil area and a multi-layer inner area enclosed by the coil area, wherein the plurality of electrically conductive layers in the multi-layer inner area define the multi-layer circuit board in the inner area,
a coil which is integrally incorporated at least partially in the layers of the circuit board in the coil area,
wherein the number of the layers of the circuit board is smaller within this inner area than in the coil area, wherein the coil area, on an upper side of the circuit board, forms an upper rim around the inner area, and wherein electronic components are arranged on the upper side of the circuit board in the inner area, and wherein the coil area forms a lower rim on an underside of the circuit board, which lower rim on the underside encircles a lower cavity in the inner area.

US Pat. No. 10,555,705

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DYNAMICALLY AND INTELLIGENTLY MONITORING A HOST'S GLYCEMIC CONDITION AFTER AN ALERT IS TRIGGERED

DexCom, Inc., San Diego,...

1. A method for improving an interface with a continuous analyte sensor by avoiding unnecessary hyperglycemic alerts, the method comprising:determining, by a processor module, that sensor data from the continuous analyte sensor meet one of one or more first criteria associated with a hyperglycemic condition of a host or one or more first criteria associated with a hypoglycemic condition of a host;
modifying a user interface associated with the continuous analyte sensor to indicate a first hyperglycemic alert when the data meets the one or more first criteria associated with the hyperglycemic condition or a first hypoglycemic alert when the data meets the one or more first criteria associated with the hypoglycemic condition;
actively monitoring, by the processor module, data associated with the hypoglycemic or hyperglycemic condition during a waiting time period; and
modifying, by the processor module, the user interface during the waiting time period to indicate a second hyperglycemic alert based on the data associated with the hyperglycemic condition meeting one or more second criteria during the waiting time period or a second hypoglycemic alert based on the data associated with the hypoglycemic condition meeting one or more second criteria during the waiting time period; and
transitioning to an inactive alert state based on the data associated with the hyperglycemic condition or hypoglycemia condition not meeting one or more third criteria after the waiting time period.

US Pat. No. 10,555,639

CHAFING DISH AND FRAME ASSEMBLY

1. A chafing dish and frame assembly comprising:(a) a lower frame section for supporting a disposable food tray;
(b) said disposable food tray for holding food supported by said lower frame section;
(c) an upper frame section for supporting said lower frame section;
(d) a disposable food cover supported by said upper frame section;
(e) wherein said upper frame section further includes a middle attachment frame that removably and nestably attaches the upper frame section to the lower frame section; and
(f) a pivot hinge for pivotally connecting said upper frame section to said middle frame section, wherein said pivot hinge allows said disposable food cover to be pivoted up to ninety degrees relative to said disposable food tray from
(i) a closed position, wherein said disposable food cover rests on top of said lower tray section,
(ii) to an open position, wherein said disposable food cover is pivoted upwardly so that the food in said disposable food tray may be accessed.
US Pat. No. 10,555,926

USE OF CABAZITAXEL IN THE TREATMENT OF PROSTATE CANCER

Erasmus University Medica...

1. A method of treating a patient suffering from prostate cancer comprising determining the androgen receptor mRNA splice variant 7 (AR-V7)-status in said patient and administering a therapeutically effective amount of cabazitaxel in base form or in the form of an hydrate or a solvate, to an AR-V7-positive patient, in combination with a corticoid.
US Pat. No. 10,555,993

DIMETHYL FUMARATE AND VACCINATION REGIMENS

Biogen MA Inc., Cambridg...

1. A method of treating multiple sclerosis in a human subject in need thereof, said method comprising:(a) administering to the subject a first dose of a pharmaceutical composition for a first dosing period, wherein the pharmaceutical composition comprises a fumarate agent selected from the group consisting of monomethyl fumarate, a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of monomethyl fumarate, dimethyl fumarate, and a combination thereof;
(b) administering a vaccine to the subject, wherein the subject receives the vaccine during the first dosing period; and
(c) administering to the subject a second dose of the pharmaceutical composition for a second dosing period, wherein: (i) the second dosing period is after the first dosing period, and (ii) the second dosing period is initiated within one day of the end of the first dosing period;
wherein the second dose is the same as the first dose, and the first dose and the second dose are administered daily;
wherein the multiple sclerosis is a relapsing form of multiple sclerosis;
wherein the first dose is a therapeutically effective amount of monomethyl fumarate, a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of monomethyl fumarate, dimethyl fumarate, or a combination thereof; and
wherein the vaccine induces (a) a T cell-dependent anamnestic humoral immune response, (b) a T cell-dependent neoantigen immune response, or (c) a T cell-independent immune response.
US Pat. No. 10,557,045

PIGMENT DISPERSANT WITH HINDERED LIGHT AMINE STABILIZER AND PIGMENT DISPERSIONS AND COATING COMPOSITIONS BASED THEREON

PPG Industries Ohio, Inc....

1. A pigment dispersion comprising (a) at least one pigment and (b) a polymeric dispersant comprising residual units derived from polymerization of a mixture of monomers comprising (b1) at least one ethylenically unsaturated hindered amine light stabilizing monomer and (b2) at least one additional ethylenically unsaturated monomer different from monomer (b1),wherein the polymeric dispersant further comprises at least one linkage in the polymer selected from an ester linkage, an ether linkage or a combination thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,555,532

PLANT GROWTH-PROMOTING BACTERIA AND METHODS OF USE

Spogen Biotech Inc., St....

27. An inoculum for application to plants, plant seeds, or a plant growth medium, wherein the inoculum comprises an effective amount of a bacterial culture, an agriculturally acceptable carrier, and a fungicide, wherein the bacteria in the bacterial culture comprise:(a) Bacillus mycoides strain BT155 (NRRL No. B-50291);
(b) Bacillus mycoides strain EE118 (NRRL No. B-50918);
(c) Bacillus subtilis strain EE148 (NRRL No. B-50927);
(d) Alcaligenes faecalis strain EE107 (NRRL No. B-50920);
(e) Bacillus mycoides strain EE141 (NRRL No. B-50916);
(f) Bacillus mycoides strain BT46-3 (NRRL No. B-50922);
(g) Bacillus cereus family member strain EE128 (NRRL No. B-50917);
(h) Bacillus thuringiensis strain BT013A (NRRL No. B-50924);
(i) Paenibacillus massiliensis strain BT23 (NRRL No. B-50923);
(j) Bacillus cereus family member strain EE349 (NRRL No. B-50928);
(k) Bacillus subtilis strain EE218 (NRRL No. B-50926);
(l) Bacillus megaterium strain EE281 (NRRL No. B-50925);
(m) salt-tolerant and thiram-resistant Paracoccus sp. strain NC35 (NRRL No. B-50948);
(n) salt-tolerant and thiram resistant Bacillus mycoides strain BT155 (NRRL No. B-50949);
(o) thiram-resistant Bacillus aryabhattai strain CAP53 (NRRL No. B-50946);
(p) thiram-resistant Bacillus thuringiensis strain BT013A (NRRL No. B-50947); or
(q) glyphosate-tolerant Bacillus aryabhattai strain CAP53 (NRRL No. B-50945);
and wherein the fungicide comprises a substituted benzene, a thiocarbamate, an ethylene bis dithiocarbamate, a thiophthalidamide, a copper compound, an organomercury compound, an organotin compound, a cadmium compound, anilazine, benomyl, cyclohexamide, dodine, etridiazole, iprodione, metlaxyl, thiamimefon, triforine, or a combination thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,556,882

CRYSTALLINE FORMS OF AN ANDROGEN RECEPTOR MODULATOR

Aragon Pharmaceuticals, I...

1. A crystalline Form H of 4-[7-(6-cyano-5-trifluoromethylpyridin-3-yl)-8-oxo-6-thioxo-5,7-diazaspiro[3.4]oct-5-yl]-2-fluoro-N-methylbenzamide that exhibits an an X-ray powder diffraction (XRPD) pattern with characteristic peaks at 8.0±0.1°2-Theta, 14.7±0.1°2-Theta, 15.9±0.1°2-Theta, 18.2±0.1°2-Theta, 25.7±0.1°2-Theta, and 26.7±0.1°2-Theta.

US Pat. No. 10,561,032

PRINTING CIRCUIT BOARD ACCOMMODATION CASING HAVING ENGAGEMENT PROTRUSION WITH CRUSHING MARGIN

AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. A printed circuit board accommodation casing comprising:a support surface that abuts on a first planar portion of a printed circuit board;
a side wall portion at least partially surrounding the first planar portion of the printed circuit board, the first planar portion of which is abutted by the support surface; and
an engagement protrusion formed on the side wall portion,
wherein the engagement protrusion includes a crushing margin, which is crushed against the first planar portion of the printed circuit board such that the crushing margin is changed in shape by direct pressing contact with the printed circuit board, at a location where the support surface does not abut on the first planar portion of the printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,561,028

FLEXIBLE DISPLAY

BOE Technology Group Co.,...

1. A flexible display, comprising: a roller, an external wall of the roller being provided with an opening; a first rotating shaft rotatably connected with the roller; and a flexible display screen configured to protrude from the roller or withdraw into the roller through the opening, the flexible display screen having a movable first end and a second end fixed at the first rotating shaft, the first end and the second end being opposite to each other; and at least one second rotating shaft rotatably connected with the roller; a frame on at least one side edge of the flexible display screen, wherein the frame has a first end fixedly connected with the first end of the flexible display screen and a second end fixed at the second rotating shaft, and the frame is configured to flatten the side edge where the frame is located upon the flexible display screen protruding from the roller, and is configured to be separated from the flexible display screen and rolled onto the second rotating shaft upon the flexible display screen withdrawing into the roller, wherein the side edge is an edge of the flexible display screen except the first end and the second end.

US Pat. No. 10,561,004

HOME AUTOMATION SYSTEM INCLUDING LIGHT DIMMER OPERATION BASED UPON A SEQUENCE OF PARTIAL DIMMING COMMANDS AND RELATED METHODS

K4CONNECT INC., Raleigh,...

1. A home automation (HA) system comprising:a plurality of HA operation devices within a structure, at least one of the plurality of HA operation devices comprising a light dimmer for a first area;
a plurality of HA user interface devices for respective users within the structure, each HA user interface device configured to wirelessly communicate with at least one of the plurality of HA operation devices; and
at least one HA hub device within the structure to provide communications for the plurality of HA user interface devices and the plurality of HA operation devices and configured to
receive a light-off command from an HA user interface device within a second area for the light dimmer and send a sequence of partial dimming commands over at least 10 seconds to the light dimmer to turn the light off, and
determine whether the given area is occupied based upon at least one HA operation device, and when occupied, then send a light-on override command to the light dimmer.

US Pat. No. 10,560,993

DIMMING CONTROLLER FOR LED DRIVER AND METHOD OF INDIRECT POWER ESTIMATION

Universal Lighting Techno...

1. A method of group controlling and estimating power consumption of one or more LED drivers configured to drive respective LED loads, each LED driver of the one or more LED drivers configured to generate an out-source current while the LED driver is in an on-state, the method comprising the steps of:(a) receiving a dimming command input signal at a dimming controller having one or more dimming interface terminals linked to the one or more LED drivers;
(b) sensing a total out-source current associated with the one or more LED drivers, the total out-source current being a summation of the out-source current of each LED driver in the on-state;
(c) generating a dimming control output signal associated with the dimming command input signal across the one or more dimming interface terminals;
(d) estimating power characteristics of the one or more LED drivers and associated LED loads based on programmed relationships between the dimming control output signal and one or more operational parameters for a certain type of LED driver and LED load of the one or more LED drivers and associated LED loads.

US Pat. No. 10,560,991

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Mina...

1. A light emitting device comprising:a plurality of light source units including:
a light source board on which a plurality of types of light sources to be connected to each other in parallel is mounted;
a constant current board on which a constant current circuit for supplying current to the light source is mounted; and
a housing for housing the light source board and the constant current board,
wherein the light sources of the same type of the plurality of the light source units are connected in series to each other,
wherein colors of lights emitted by the light sources are different for each of the types,
wherein a plurality of constant current circuits are connected in series with each type of the light sources, and are disposed dispersedly on the constant current boards of the plurality of light source units,
wherein two light source units are provided,
wherein the light source board is provided with the light sources of three types,
wherein the constant current circuits for each supplying current to the light sources of two types are mounted on one constant current board of the two light source units, each drive current for the light sources of the two types is smaller among the light sources of three types, and
wherein the constant current circuit for supplying current to the light source of one type is mounted on the other constant current board of the two light source units, the drive current of the light source of the one type is the largest among the light sources of the three types.

US Pat. No. 10,560,988

DISPLAY MODULE AND METHOD FOR COATING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for coating a display module comprising:preparing a display module comprising a plurality of luminous elements mounted on a printed circuit board;
arranging a jig along an edge of the printed circuit board, the edge of the printed circuit board provided at an edge of the display module containing the printed circuit board;
forming a coating layer that surrounds side portions of the each of the luminous elements by discharging an opaque coating solvent between each of the luminous elements and the coating also positioned at the edge of the printed circuit board provided at the edge of the display module; and
separating the jig from the printed circuit board,
wherein the forming the coating layer comprises filling up to a region that projects further than the edge of the printed circuit board with the opaque coating solvent using a slanting surface of the jig that is slanting toward an outside of the jig in a direction toward an upper side of the jig.

US Pat. No. 10,560,978

CONTROL PLANE CONNECTIVITY FOR WIRELESS DEVICES

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method for assigning control plane connectivity (CP) for a wireless device in a dual connectivity supported communications network, wherein the communications network comprises a first network node supporting a group of low frequency bands and a second network node supporting a group of high frequency bands, the method being performed by a control node, the method comprising:acquiring an uplink load level for the group of low frequency bands;
acquiring a first pathloss level between the wireless device and the first network node and a second pathloss level between the wireless device and the second network node; and
selecting which one of the first network node and the second network node to provide control plane connectivity (CP) for the wireless device,
wherein said selecting takes into consideration each of the uplink load level for the group of low frequency bands, the first pathloss level, and the second pathloss level.

US Pat. No. 10,560,970

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD AND PROGRAM FOR CONTROLLING INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An information processing apparatus communicable with a device including a wireless interface, comprising:a wireless interface for performing wireless communication;
a display device; and
at least one processor that executes instructions to:
make a search for, by transmitting a probe request including an SSID corresponding to an access point information previously connected to the information processing apparatus, a nearby access point corresponding to the SSID, wherein the access point information is stored in the information processing apparatus;
display, on the display device, one or more access points found by the search, and
transmit, to the device, setting information for connection to an access point selected by a user from the displayed one or more access points, using a wireless direct communication established with the device,
wherein, in the search, a probe request including an SSID corresponding to an access point whose stealth SSID function is enabled is transmitted, upon condition that, as the access point information previously connected to the information processing apparatus, information of the access point whose stealth SSID function is enabled is stored.

US Pat. No. 10,560,960

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DATA TRANSMISSION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for use in a wireless transmitter operable on a licensed carrier and an unlicensed carrier, the method comprising:performing a first channel sensing on the unlicensed carrier for a first channel directed to a first wireless receiver, wherein the first channel sensing is performed at a first sensing slot within a time duration;
performing a second channel sensing on the unlicensed carrier for a second channel, different than the first channel, directed to a second wireless receiver, wherein the sensing is performed at a second sensing slot within the time duration; and
wherein the time duration is specified as a portion of a subframe in a frame structure used on the licensed carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,560,950

USER EQUIPMENT SENDING SIGNAL DIRECTLY TO USER EQUIPMENT

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method, comprising:determining, by user equipment, a channel detection cycle;
obtaining, by the user equipment within the channel detection cycle, a first interference strength within system bandwidth, and obtaining a second interference strength on each sub-band within the system bandwidth, wherein the first interference strength indicates a magnitude of an interference signal within the system bandwidth;
comparing, by the user equipment, the first interference strength with a first interference threshold; and
when the first interference strength is less than or equal to the first interference threshold, selecting, by the user equipment, N first sub-bands from the system bandwidth according to the second interference strength on each sub-band within the system bandwidth, and sending a signal on frequency resources corresponding to the N first sub-bands, wherein N is a positive integer, and wherein a first sum of second interference strengths on the N first sub-bands is less than or equal to a second sum of second interference strengths on any N sub-bands other than the N first sub-bands within the system bandwidth.

US Pat. No. 10,560,938

RETRANSMISSION METHOD FOR DYNAMIC SUBFRAME SETTING IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for determining an uplink-downlink configuration by a user equipment in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:monitoring a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) related to reconfiguring a TDD (Time Division Duplex) uplink-downlink configuration on a specific subframe; and
determining a reconfigured uplink-downlink configuration based on the PDCCH related to reconfiguring the TDD uplink-downlink configuration, based on whether the PDCCH related to the TDD uplink-downlink configuration is detected in the specific subframe,
wherein a period for the reconfigured uplink-downlink configuration is 10 ms, and
wherein the reconfigured uplink-downlink configuration is begins from a subframe 0 of a radio frame, when the specific subframe is the subframe 0 of the radio frame, and
wherein the reconfigured uplink-downlink configuration is begins from a subframe 0 of a next radio frame after the radio frame, when the specific subframe is a subframe other than the subframe 0.

US Pat. No. 10,560,937

METHOD AND EQUIPMENT FOR DETERMINING TRANSMITTING RESOURCES IN V2X COMMUNICATION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a terminal for transmitting data for vehicle to everything (V2X) communication, the method comprising:receiving, from a base station, configuration information including bitmap information associated with a resource pool for the V2X communication;
determining subframes included in the resource pool in a system frame;
transmitting control information on resources determined based on the subframes included in the resource pool and the bitmap information; and
transmitting data based on the resources,
wherein the subframes include all subframes in the system frame except at least one subframe for a sidelink synchronization signal (SLSS), at least one downlink subframe for time division duplexing (TDD), at least one special subframe for TDD, and at least one reserved subframe, and
wherein the at least one reserved subframe is determined based on a length of the bitmap information.

US Pat. No. 10,560,919

METHOD FOR EXECUTING PAGING SEQUENCE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND DEVICE FOR SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a mobility management entity (MME) to transmit a paging message to a user equipment (UE) in a hyper (H)-system frame number (SFN) non-synchronization situation in which H-SFN starting occasions of the MME and an evolved_nodeB (eNB) have been spaced at a preset range or more in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting, to the eNB, assistance information comprising an identifier of the UE and an extended discontinuous reception (eDRX) cycle;
receiving, from the eNB, a paging information response message as a response to the assistance information, wherein the paging information response message comprises a remaining time up to a next paging occasion of the UE calculated based on the assistance information; and
setting the remaining time as an eDRX timer initial value and transmitting the paging message to the eNB when the eDRX timer expires,
wherein the paging information response message further comprises a paging synchronization gap value which is a maximum error value between paging occasions of eNBs at which a paging occasion of the eNB is capable of being considered to have been synchronized with paging occasions of other eNBs.

US Pat. No. 10,560,918

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR A NETWORK PAGING POLICY BASED ON DEVICE MOBILITY CATEGORY

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method comprising:detecting, by a computer device, a condition to page a user equipment (UE) device;
retrieving, by the computer device, mobility category information associated with the UE device from a mobility database;
using, by the computer device, the retrieved mobility category information to determine a paging policy;
selecting, by the computer device, a number of base station cells to which the computer device is to send a paging message based on the determined paging policy, wherein selecting the number of base station cells to which the computer device is to send a paging message includes:
selecting to page a first number of base station cells around a last known base station cell servicing the UE device, when the mobility category information identifies the UE device as belonging to a low mobility category; and
selecting to page a second number of base station cells around the last known base station cell servicing the UE device, wherein the second number is higher than the first number, when the mobility category information identifies the UE device as belonging to a high mobility category; and
paging, by the computer device, the UE device using the selected number of base station cells.

US Pat. No. 10,560,908

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DEVICE-TO-DEVICE SYNCHRONIZATION

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A method, comprising:sending, by a base station, a radio resource control (RRC) signal to a first user equipment (UE), the RRC signal instructing the first UE to transmit a first device-to-device synchronization signal (D2DSS) over a synchronization communication resource when the first UE is in a radio resource control connected (RRC_CONNECTED) state with the base station;
receiving, by the base station, a request to become a synchronization source from a second UE after sending the RRC signal to the first UE; and
determining that the second UE does not satisfy at least one criterion for becoming the synchronization source, and based thereon sending a denial message to the second UE.

US Pat. No. 10,560,902

METHOD, DEVICE AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING UPLINK TRANSMISSION POWER, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

China Academy of Telecomm...

1. A method for controlling uplink transmission power, comprising:receiving, by a User Equipment (UE), configuration information, and determining a power control (PC) parameter corresponding to a Transmission Time Interval (TTI) length of a first type and a PC parameter corresponding to a TTI length of a second type in accordance with the configuration information; and
determining, by the UE, transmission power of a channel which is transmitted using the TTI length of the first type in accordance with the PC parameter corresponding to the TTI length of the first type, and transmission power of a channel which is transmitted using the TTI length of the second type in accordance with the PC parameter corresponding to the TTI length of the second type,
wherein the receiving, by the UE, the configuration information, and determining the PC parameter corresponding to the TTI length of the first type and the PC parameter corresponding to the TTI length of the second type in accordance with the configuration information comprises one of,
receiving, by the UE, Radio Resource Control (RRC) signaling or broadcast signaling, acquiring at least one of a path loss compensation factor and a first power offset value corresponding to the TTI length of the first type, and acquiring at least one of a path loss compensation factor and a second power offset value corresponding to the TTI length of the second type, or
receiving, by the UE, a downlink control channel with a downlink Downlink Control information (DCI) format for scheduling a Physical Downlink Shared Channel (PDSCH) or a downlink control channel indicating downlink Semi-Persistent Scheduling (SPS) resource release, Acknowledgement/Non-Acknowledgement (ACK/NACK) feedback information of the PDSCH or the downlink control channel indicating the downlink SPS resource release being transmitted in a target PUCCH, and when a TTI length for the PDSCH or the downlink control channel indicating the downlink SPS resource release is the TTI length of the first type, taking, by the UE, a sum of a power adjustment value indicated by a TPC field in the downlink control channel with the downlink DCI format for scheduling the PDSCH or in the downlink control channel indicating the downlink SPS resource release and a power adjustment value corresponding to a previous PUCCH carrying the ACK/NACK feedback information of a PDSCH transmitted using TTI length of the first type or a downlink control channel indicating the downlink SPS resource release transmitted using the TTI length of the first type, as a power adjustment value for the PUCCH; and when the TTI length for the PDSCH or the downlink control channel indicating the downlink SPS resource release is the TTI length of the second type, taking, by the UE, a sum of the power adjustment value indicated by the TPC field in the downlink control channel with the downlink DCI format for scheduling the PDSCH or in the downlink control channel indicating the downlink SPS resource release and a power adjustment value corresponding to a previous PUCCH carrying the ACK/NACK feedback information of a PDSCH transmitted using the TTI length of the second type or a downlink control channel indicating the downlink SPS resource release transmitted using TTI length of the second type, as the power adjustment value for the PUSCH, or receiving, by the UE, a downlink control channel with a downlink DCI format for scheduling a PDSCH or a downlink control channel indicating downlink SPS resource release, the PDSCH or the downlink control channel indicating the downlink SPS resource release performing ACK/NACK feedback in a target PUCCH; when a TTI length for the PUCCH is the TTI length of the first type, taking a sum of a power adjustment value indicated by a TPC field in the downlink control channel with the downlink DCI format for scheduling the PDSCH or in the downlink control channel indicating the downlink SPS resource release and a power adjustment value corresponding to a previous PUCCH which is transmitted using the TTI length of the first type as a power adjustment value for the PUCCH; and
when the TTI length for the PUCCH is the TTI length of the second type, taking a sum of a power adjustment value indicated by a TPC field in the downlink control channel with the downlink DCI format for scheduling the PDSCH or in the downlink control channel indicating the downlink SPS resource release and a power adjustment value corresponding to a previous PUCCH which is transmitted using the TTI length of the second type as the power adjustment value for the PUSCH.

US Pat. No. 10,560,894

MESH ROUTING OF SLEEPY SENSOR DATA

Trane International Inc.,...

1. In a mesh network having an end node operable in a sleep mode and an awake mode, an energy-efficient method of transmitting data from the end node to a destination node, comprising:transmitting a first message, the first message including a tag ID of the destination node and message data, from the end node to a parent node of the end node, wherein the tag ID represents an identifier of the destination node that differs from a network address of the destination node assigned by the mesh network;
receiving, at the end node, a first acknowledgement from the parent node acknowledging receipt of the first message by the parent node;
causing the end node to enter sleep mode in response to the first acknowledgement;
in response to determining that the parent node is not the destination node:
performing, at a node other than the end node, a discovery procedure that identifies the network address of the destination node based on the tag ID;
performing, at the node, a routing procedure that transmits a second message, comprising the first message, to the destination node based on the network address and receives, at the parent node, a second acknowledgement acknowledging receipt of the first message by the destination node; and
in response to an indication that the end node has awakened from the sleep mode, transmitting, by the parent node, the second acknowledgement to the end node.

US Pat. No. 10,560,891

MEDIUM ACCESS CONTROL IN LTE-U

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

9. A user equipment (UE), comprising:a memory; and
one or more processors communicatively coupled with the memory and configured to:
receive, from an eNB and on a long term evolution (LTE) primary cell (PCell) carrier, an UL grant that indicates a permission for a PUSCH transmission on an LTE in Unlicensed (LTE-U) secondary cell (SCell) carrier during one or more subframes, wherein the LTE PCell carrier is in a licensed frequency spectrum;
determine, at the UE, that the LTE-U SCell carrier is available for transmission during the one or more subframes, wherein the determination that the LTE-U SCell carrier is available for transmission during the one or more subframes comprises measuring a signal level lower than a threshold; and
in response to determining at the UE that the LTE-U SCell carrier is available for transmission:
transmit from the UE, a CTS message on the LTE-U SCell carrier independent of receiving an RTS, wherein the CTS message includes a duration field, the duration field indicating a time period until an end of the one or more subframes, and the CTS message includes a Medium Access Control (MAC) address or a pseudo MAC address associated with the UE; and
transmit a PUSCH subframe on the LTE-U SCell carrier during the time period indicated by the duration field.

US Pat. No. 10,560,886

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING A SIGNAL IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM SUPPORTING A RELAY UE

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

8. A Relay user equipment (UE) for transmitting and receiving a signal in a wireless communication system, the Relay UE comprising:a communication module including a transceiver configured to communicate with the external entity in a wireless or a wired manner; and
a processor functionally connected to the communication module, wherein the processor is configured:
to transition the Relay UE to a Remote UE mode;
while in the Remote UE mode, to monitor a channel through which plural neighbor Relay UEs communicate;
to receive relay-related system information including information that state information for the plural neighbor Relay UEs is transmitted for a specific period through the monitored channel;
to receive, from the plural neighbor Relay UEs, the state information based on the information;
to transmit a request for additional information to the plural neighbor Relay UEs when the additional information is determined to be necessary based on the state information;
to receive the additional information from the plural neighbor Relay UEs;
to transmit a connection request, for transmitting and receiving the signal, to a neighbor Relay UE determined among the plural neighbor Relay UEs based on the additional information;
wherein the state information includes battery state information of the plural neighbor Relay UEs,
wherein the battery state information includes at least one of a total battery capacity, a remaining battery life, or a remaining battery capacity, and
to receive a response to the connection request from the determined neighbor Relay UE,
wherein the additional information relates to a possibility of accommodating the Relay UE by the plural neighbor Relay UEs in consideration at least one of a current charging speed, a current discharging speed or the battery state information of the plural neighbor Relay UEs.

US Pat. No. 10,560,841

FACILITATING ANONYMIZED COMMUNICATION SESSIONS

Twilio Inc., San Francis...

1. A method comprising:providing, by an anonymized communication platform, an Application Programming Interface (API) to an online service, the online service incorporating the API into a client-side application provided by the online service to users of the online service, the API incorporated into the client-side application providing the users of the online service to initiate anonymized communication sessions facilitated by the anonymized communication platform as part of the online service, the online service being a separate entity from the anonymized communication platform;
receiving, at the anonymized communication platform, a request from a first client device that is executing the client-application provided by the online service, the request being to initiate an anonymized communication session between the first client device and a second client device as part of the online service, the first client device being associated with a first user of the online service and the second client device being associated with a second user of the online service, the API of the anonymized communication platform that is incorporated into the client-side application causing the client device to transmit the request to the anonymized communication platform;
in response to receiving the request, selecting, from a set of available proxy contact identifiers, a first proxy contact identifier for the first user, the first proxy contact identifier enabling communication with the anonymized communication platform;
generating an anonymized communication record for the anonymized communication session between the first client device and the second client device, the anonymized communication record indicating that the first proxy contact identifier is assigned to the first contact identifier for the first client device; and
causing the first proxy contact identifier to be provided to the second client device associated with the second user, the first proxy contact identifier enabling the second client device to communicate with the first client device during the anonymized communication session.

US Pat. No. 10,560,704

SCANNING ORDERS FOR NON-TRANSFORM CODING

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A method comprising:identifying, by a computing device, a first transform block having a scanning order, the first transform block being associated with a transform coding mode and having an associated size and an associated prediction mode;
identifying, by the computing device, a second transform block that is associated with a non-transform coding mode, the second transform block being part of a same image as the first transform block and having the same associated size and the same associated prediction mode as the first transform block;
determining whether to scan the second transform block according to a scanning order inverse to the scanning order for scanning the first transform block, the determining being based at least in part on the prediction mode associated with the second transform block and the size associated with the second transform block, wherein, if the prediction mode is an intra-prediction mode and the size is equal to a predetermined size, the second transform block is scanned according to the inverse scanning order; and
scanning, by the computing device, the second transform block according to the inverse scanning order, based at least in part on determining that the prediction mode is an intra-prediction mode and the size of the second transform block is equal to the predetermined size.

US Pat. No. 10,560,604

HALFTONE SCREENS

HP Indigo B.V., Amstelve...

1. A system, comprising:a color engine to separate an image into a plurality of color components; and
a halftone engine to generate a plurality of halftone images based on the plurality of color components and a plurality of halftone screens,
wherein for each halftone screen, halftone cell centers for that halftone screen occur at regular or semi-regular distances relative to a dot pitch, and
wherein the plurality of halftone screens forms a high frequency moiré pattern when the halftone screens are overlaid on each other,
wherein a regularity index of each halftone screen is less than or equal to 10, wherein the regularity index of a screen is a least common multiple of denominators of components of a basis vector of the screen, and wherein a first component of the basis vector is calculated based on a cell size multiplied by a cosine of a screen angle relative to a dot grid, and a second component of the basis vector is calculated based on the cell size multiplied by a sine of the screen angle.

US Pat. No. 10,560,474

ENTITY IP MAPPING

SecurityScorecard, Inc., ...

1. A method for mapping Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to an entity, the method comprising:receiving, by one or more processors, one or more domain names associated with the entity;
identifying, by the one or more processors, one or more variations of the one or more domain names based on analysis of domain name data collected from a plurality of domain name data sources;
identifying, by the one or more processors, one or more IP addresses pointed to by the identified one or more variations of the one or more domain names based on analysis of IP address data collected from a plurality of IP address data sources;
determining, by the one or more processors, a correlation between the identified one or more IP addresses and the identified one or more variations of the one or more domain names; and
mapping at least one of the identified one or more IP addresses to the entity based on the determined correlation between the identified one or more IP addresses and the identified one or more variations of the one or more domain names.

US Pat. No. 10,560,351

NETWORK MONITORING TOOL FOR SUPERCOMPUTERS

Architecture Technology C...

1. A method for monitoring a supercomputer nodes network:monitoring, by an application monitoring module of a network monitoring device, communication messages between a plurality of processes being executed by a plurality of supercomputer nodes;
generating, by the application monitoring module of the network monitoring device, a virtual network topology containing a plurality of virtual communication links between the plurality of processes being executed by the plurality of supercomputer nodes based upon the monitoring of the communication messages;
determining, by the application monitoring module of the network monitoring device, a number of the communication messages being transmitted on each of the plurality of virtual communication links and a bandwidth value for each of the plurality of virtual communication links;
monitoring, by a traffic monitoring module of the network monitoring device, network traffic in a plurality of communication links interconnecting the plurality of supercomputer nodes;
generating, by the traffic monitoring module of the network monitoring device, a global networking view of the network traffic of the plurality of the supercomputer nodes and the interconnecting plurality of communication links;
receiving, by a topology mapping module of the network monitoring device, an API call for mapping a new application to the plurality of supercomputer nodes; and
mapping, by the topology mapping module of the network monitoring device, the new application to the plurality of supercomputer nodes that are currently available based upon the virtual network topology and the global networking view of the network traffic.

US Pat. No. 10,560,306

PERVASIVE REALTIME FRAMEWORK

Sococo, Inc., Boston, MA...

1. A method performed by a computer system, the method comprising:transmitting, by the computer system, electronic content to an application being executed on a client network node of a user who is a member of a group, wherein the electronic content is associated with a designation of the group, and a view of the electronic content is rendered by the application;
conditioned on a determination that a current focus of the user is on the rendered view of the electronic content, automatically by the computer system
establishing a presence for the user in an instance of a virtual area, and
exporting an indication of the presence of the user in the instance of the virtual area to an application being executed on a client network node of another member of the group.

US Pat. No. 10,560,239

REFERENCE SIGNAL MAPPING METHOD AND DEVICE

CHINA ACADEMY OF TELECOMU...

1. A reference signal mapping method, comprising:determining Resource Elements (REs) to which a Channel State Indication Reference Signal (CSI-RS) is mapped in accordance with an N-port reference signal pattern, N being an integer greater than 16, wherein RE positions to which an N-port CSI-RS in the N-port reference signal pattern is mapped are determined in accordance with RE positions to which a plurality of groups of M-port CSI-RSs in an M-port reference signal pattern are mapped, M being 4 or 8; and
performing resource mapping on the CSI-RS in accordance with the determined REs,
wherein N is 24 or 32, M is 4, the RE positions to which the N-port CSI-RS in the N-port reference signal pattern is mapped are the same as RE positions to which Q groups of 4-port CSI-RSs in a 4-port reference signal pattern are mapped, and each of the Q groups of 4-port CSI-RSs is multiplexed using four code words of a 4-bit Orthogonal Cover Code (OCC), where
orN is 18, 20, 24, 28 or 32, M is 8, the RE positions to which the N-port CSI-RS in the N-port reference signal pattern is mapped are the same as RE positions to which L groups of 8-port CSI-RSs in an 8-port reference signal pattern are mapped, where in the case that N is 18 or 24, L is 3, and in the case that N is 20, 28 or 32, L is 4.

US Pat. No. 10,560,094

ISOLATION MODULE FOR USE BETWEEN POWER RAILS IN AN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A system comprising:a processor circuit;
a power converter circuit coupled to the processor circuit and configured to provide, to the processor circuit, regulated DC power supply signals including first and second voltage signals;
wherein the processor circuit comprises a semiconductor die, the semiconductor die including first and second power domains configured to receive the first and second voltage signals, respectively, and wherein the processor circuit further comprises a first integrated inductor circuit and a first integrated capacitor circuit;
wherein each of the first and second power domains includes at least one power rail, and wherein each of the power rails is configured to provide different power signals to respective consumer circuits, and
wherein a first power rail in the first power domain is coupled to a second power rail using the first integrated inductor circuit and the first integrated capacitor circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,560,092

CONTROL CIRCUIT FOR POWER SWITCH

STMICROELECTRONICS, INC.,...

1. A circuit for controlling a first plurality of transistors connected in parallel and a second plurality of transistors connected in parallel, wherein a conduction terminal of a respective one of the first plurality of transistors is coupled to form a node with a conduction terminal of a respective one of the second plurality of transistors, the circuit comprising:a first plurality of stages, a respective one of the first plurality of stages being configured to supply a first control signal to the gate of the respective one of the first plurality of transistors; and
a second plurality of stages, a respective one of the second plurality of stages being configured to supply a second control signal to the gate of the respective one of the second plurality of transistors, wherein an output current of the respective one of the first plurality of stages is regulated based on a difference between a first value representative of a sum of output currents of each stage of the first plurality of stages and a second value representative of a sum of set points assigned to the first plurality of stages, and wherein an output current of the respective one of the second plurality of stages is regulated based on a difference between a third value representative of a sum of output currents of each stage of the second plurality of stages and a fourth value representative of a sum of set points assigned the second plurality of stages.

US Pat. No. 10,560,025

FREQUENCY HOPPING FOR REDUCING SWITCHING POWER CONVERTER NOISE

DIALOG SEMICONDUCTOR INC....

1. A switching power converter comprising:a power switch;
a controller configured to cycle the power switch at a first fixed switching frequency to produce a first peak current through the power switch responsive to an amplitude of a control signal being within a first output power range ending at a boundary control voltage value and to cycle the power switch at a second fixed switching frequency to produce a second peak current through the power switch responsive to the amplitude of the control signal being within a second output power range beginning at the boundary control voltage value, wherein a first ratio of the first peak current to the second peak current at a boundary between the first output power range and the second output power range is a function of a second ratio of the second fixed switching frequency to the first fixed switching frequency, and wherein the control signal is a filtered version of an error between a feedback signal and a reference signal.

US Pat. No. 10,559,918

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

Aptiv Technologies Limite...

1. An electrical connector assembly, comprising;a plug including a plug body having a first housing part and a second housing part with a plug-in portion, wherein the first and second housing parts are movable relative to each other along a housing axis, wherein an elastic element is compressed between the first and second housing parts, thereby holding the first and second housing parts against each other, wherein the second housing part on its surface comprises a projection with a first sliding surface diagonally to the housing axis; and
a mating connector, having a plug-receiving portion configured to receive and electrically and mechanically connect the plug-in portion of the plug, comprises a collar which partially surrounds the plug-receiving portion, wherein the collar comprises a second sliding surface which is arranged complementary to the first sliding surface, when the plug is aligned with a plug-in axis while the plug is connected the first and second sliding surfaces cooperate, wherein a plug force is exerted on the plug in an insertion direction and thereby the first sliding surface slides on the second sliding surface, wherein the second housing part is displaced away from the first housing part along the housing axis against a restoring force of the elastic element, the second sliding surface ends at a recess in the collar, in fully assembled state the projection is located in an end plane with the recess, so that the elastic element pulls the projection into the recess and locks the plug body with the mating connector, wherein the first housing part comprises at least one rib which is aligned along the plug-in axis and wherein the mating connector comprises a groove at the side facing the plug-receiving portion, wherein the rib slides into the groove while the plug is connected.

US Pat. No. 10,559,870

ANTENNA MODULE

PEGATRON CORPORATION, Ta...

1. An antenna module, connected to a system ground of an electronic device, wherein the antenna module comprises:a substrate;
a coaxial-transmission line, comprising a power feed-in terminal and a ground terminal;
a first radiator, electrically connected to the power feed-in terminal; and
a second radiator, electrically connected to the ground terminal, wherein one side of the second radiator is connected to the system ground, and the second radiator comprises a first terminal and a second terminal, wherein an opening is formed between the first terminal and the second terminal, so that the second radiator is partially surrounding to the first radiator, and the first radiator and the second radiator are coplanarly disposed on the substrate,
wherein the first radiator is arranged within an enclosed area formed with the second radiator and the opening, the first radiator has two opposing ends, the first power feed-in terminal is connected to one of the two opposing ends and does not pass through the opening, and the first radiator extends between the two opposing ends in a length direction of the first radiator, wherein, when viewed with respect to the length direction, the first opening is arranged between the two opposing ends.

US Pat. No. 10,559,701

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:a first n? type of layer, a second n? type of layer, and an n+ type of region sequentially disposed on a first surface of a substrate;
a trench disposed on a side surface of the second n? type of layer;
a p type of region disposed between the second n? type of layer and the trench;
a gate electrode disposed on a bottom surface of the trench;
a source electrode disposed on the n+ type of region; and
a drain electrode disposed on a second surface of the substrate,
wherein the second n? type of layer includes a first concentration layer, a second concentration layer, a third concentration layer, and a fourth concentration layer sequentially disposed on the first n? type of layer,
wherein an ion doping concentration of the second concentration layer is lower than an ion doping concentration of the first concentration layer,
wherein an ion doping concentration of the third concentration layer is lower than the ion doping concentration of the second concentration layer, and
wherein an ion doping concentration of the fourth concentration layer is lower than the ion doping concentration of the third concentration layer.

US Pat. No. 10,559,692

NANOSHEET SUBSTRATE ISOLATION SCHEME BY LATTICE MATCHED WIDE BANDGAP SEMICONDUCTOR

International Business Ma...

1. A method of forming a semiconductor structure, the method comprising:forming a nanosheet stack of alternating nanosheets of a sacrificial semiconductor material nanosheet and a semiconductor channel material nanosheet on an isolation layer that is disposed on a substrate, wherein a sacrificial gate structure and a dielectric spacer material layer straddle over the nanosheet stack, and wherein the substrate is composed of a first semiconductor material having a first bandgap, and the isolation layer is composed of a second semiconductor material having a second bandgap that is larger than the first bandgap, and further wherein the second semiconductor material is lattice matched to the first semiconductor material and is doped such that the second semiconductor material has semi-insulating properties, and wherein the second semiconductor material is composed of GaP doped with one of chromium, zinc and tin or InP doped with iron;
recessing end portions of each of the sacrificial semiconductor material nanosheets to provide a gap between each of the semiconductor channel material nanosheets;
forming an inner spacer in each gap;
forming a source/drain (S/D) region by epitaxial growth of a semiconductor material on physically exposed sidewalls of each semiconductor channel material nanosheet, wherein the S/D region has a bottommost surface that directly contacts a surface of the isolation layer;
removing the sacrificial gate structure and each recessed sacrificial semiconductor material nanosheet and exposing surfaces of each semiconductor channel material nanosheet; and
forming a functional gate structure around the exposed surfaces of each semiconductor channel material nanosheet.

US Pat. No. 10,559,484

SUBSTRATE STORAGE CONTAINER

SHIN-ETSU POLYMER CO., LT...

1. A substrate storage container comprising: a container body for storing substrates, wherein at least one side of the container body is open; and a lid removable to open and close an opening of the container body, whereinthe substrate storage container comprises, in the container body, first holding portions with first holding grooves for holding rear parts of the substrates,
the substrate storage container comprises, inside of the lid, second holding portions with second holding grooves for holding front parts of the substrates,
at least the first holding grooves in the first holding portions and at least the second holding grooves in the second holding portions are made of an alloy resin mainly containing a polycarbonate resin and a polybutylene terephthalate resin, and
the alloy resin making at least the first holding grooves contains an amount equal to or more than 25% by mass and equal to or less than 40% by mass of polybutylene terephthalate resin and equal to or more than 60% and equal to or less than 75% of polycarbonate resin with respect to the mass of the resin components of the alloy resin.

US Pat. No. 10,559,446

VACUUM CLOSED TUBE AND X-RAY SOURCE INCLUDING THE SAME

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. An X-ray source comprising:a high voltage connection module, a tube module, and a magnetic lens system into which the tube module is inserted, wherein
the tube module includes a vacuum closed tube, and the vacuum closed tube includes:
a cathode electrode provided at one end thereof;
an emitter on the cathode electrode;
an anode electrode provided at the other end;
a first insulation spacer provided between the cathode electrode and the anode electrode;
a first conductive tube and a second conductive tube both provided between the cathode electrode and the anode electrode and separated from each other by the first insulation spacer; and
a first collimator block covering an inner surface of the first insulation spacer and having a first opening.

US Pat. No. 10,559,415

COMMON MODE FILTER CAPABLE OF BALANCING INDUCED INDUCTANCE AND DISTRIBUTED CAPACITANCE

CYNTEC CO., LTD., Hsinch...

1. A common mode filter, comprising:a winding core;
an inner coil formed of an inner wire wound around the winding core, and comprising a plurality of inner turns; and
an outer coil formed of an outer wire wound around the inner coil, and comprising a plurality of outer turns and at least one cross turn, wherein a sum of the plurality of outer turns and the at least one cross turn is equal to a number of the plurality of inner turns;
wherein the at least one cross turn comprises a N-th turn of the outer coil, wound across a (N?1)th turn of the outer coil, and adjacent to two of the plurality of outer turns of the outer coil;
wherein N is an integer not less than 3 and not greater than the number of the plurality of inner turns.

US Pat. No. 10,559,380

EVIDENCE-BASED HEALTHCARE INFORMATION MANAGEMENT PROTOCOLS

Elwha LLC, Bellevue, WA ...

1. A healthcare information management system comprising:one or more integrated circuit devices including at least:
circuitry configured for obtaining an order allocating one or more medical devices to be used in association with a patient;
circuitry configured for detecting that at least one medical device is within a predetermined vicinity of the patient;
circuitry configured for retrieving at least one medical record via at least one network at least partly based on the order allocating the one or more medical devices and the detection that the at least one medical device is within the predetermined vicinity of the patient, the at least one medical record including at least one of a scan or an annotation;
circuitry configured for determining, from the at least one medical record including the at least one of the scan or the annotation, whether one or more protocols associated with usage of the at least one medical device for treating the patient for at least one condition is conventional based at least in part on at least one prominence indication signifying at least one indication of effectiveness in treating the at least one condition by one or more entities;
circuitry configured for enabling the at least one medical device conditionally based at least in part on the order allocating the one or more medical devices, the detection that the least one medical device is within the predetermined vicinity of the patient, and whether the one or more protocols associated with usage of the at least one medical device for treating the patient for the at least one condition is conventional; and
circuitry configured for facilitating delivery of at least one of a drug or treatment to the patient via the at least one medical device in accordance with the one or more protocols.

US Pat. No. 10,559,251

OLED DISPLAY POWER MODELING

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An electronic circuit comprising:interface circuitry for reading first data from, and writing second data to, the electronic circuit;
output circuitry coupled to a screen and configured to provide third data from the electronic circuit to control the screen to display frames of visual output, wherein the screen comprises pixels, each pixel having subpixels; and
a plurality of registers coupled to the interface circuitry such that first data in the plurality of registers is readable using the interface circuitry, the plurality of registers comprising registers for storing:
a plurality of computed values, each computed value based on color values for subpixels of the screen; and
a duration value, wherein the duration value is a frame count indicating a number of frames for which the color values are displayed, wherein the number of frames is capable of being greater than one.

US Pat. No. 10,559,062

METHOD FOR AUTOMATIC FACIAL IMPRESSION TRANSFORMATION, RECORDING MEDIUM AND DEVICE FOR PERFORMING THE METHOD

Korea Institute of Scienc...

1. A method for automatic facial impression transformation, comprising:extracting landmark points for elements of a target face whose facial impression is to be transformed as well as distance vectors respectively representing distances of the landmark points;
acquiring, from a database, a learning data set associated with a facial shape similar to the target face based on the distance vectors;
extracting landmark points and distance vectors from the learning data set;
determining a first distance vector of the target face used for transforming a local feature of the target face based on distance vectors between landmark points determining sizes and shapes of face elements of the learning data set, and determining a second distance vector of the target face used for transforming a global feature of the target face based on distance vectors between landmark points determining arrangement of the face elements of the learning data set; and
transforming the facial impression of the target face based on at least one of the first distance vector and the second distance vector,
wherein the learning data set used is the same for the transforming of the local feature of the target face and the transforming of the global feature of the target face.

US Pat. No. 10,559,059

METHOD AND SYSTEM OF MANAGING DATA FILES

PIXIA CORP., Herndon, VA...

1. A method of monitoring and controlling insertion of image files into a container the method being implemented by a computer system that includes one or more processors configured to execute processing operations comprising:overseeing a submission of images to a plurality of containers on a storage device using a queue manager;
retrieving a job of inserting one or more images into the container from the queue manager using a job manager, the job manager being assigned to a single container file; andinserting a plurality of images into the container file by, for each of the plurality of images:reading and analyzing source data including the image;
opening the container file where the image will be stored, the container file comprising a plurality of records;
determining whether the source data is valid to be entered into a record in the plurality of records;
responsive to a determination that the source of data is valid, preparing metadata;
writing the record into the container file; and
marking a status flag or status mark of the record as being updated while writing the record into the container file.

US Pat. No. 10,558,986

COMMUNICATIONS BANDWIDTH ENHANCEMENT USING ORTHOGONAL SPATIAL DIVISION MULTIPLEXING

Northrop Grumman Innovati...

1. A system for generating orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OSDM) reuse signals, the system comprising:a first beamforming assembly comprising:
a first signal source configured to provide a first signal;
a first power divider communicatively coupled with the first signal source; and
a first beamformer;
a second beamforming assembly comprising:
a second signal source configured to provide a second signal;
a second power divider communicatively coupled with the second signal source;
and
a second beamformer;
wherein the first and second power dividers are each communicatively coupled with the first and second beamformer, and wherein the first power divider is configured to divide the first signal into a first beamformer component for sending to the first beamformer and a second beamformer component for sending to the second beamformer, and the second power divider is configured to divide the second signal into a first beamformer component for sending to the first beamformer and a second beamformer component for sending to the second beamformer; and
wherein the first beamformer includes program means for combining, based on a total array size of the first beamforming assembly and the second beamforming assembly, the received first beamformer components of the first signal and second signal into a first combined signal, and the second beamformer includes program means for combining, based on the total array size, the received second beamformer components of the first signal and second signal into a second combined signal, the first and second combined signals having one or more of a shared frequency, a shared signal polarization, and a shared coverage area, the first and second combined signals formed such that, when the combined signal is received, an additive array factor is provided resulting in a peak in one of the first signal and the second signal and a null on the other of the first signal and second signal.

US Pat. No. 10,558,979

METHOD OF, AND SYSTEM FOR, PREVENTING UNAUTHORIZED PRODUCTS FROM BEING SOLD ON ONLINE SITES

Zortag, Inc., Great Neck...

1. A method of determining that a product being sold to a consumer at an online website is authentic using an authentication database, where each authentic product has an identifier key and a corresponding authentication key, and the database stores an identifier key and a corresponding authentication key for each authentic product, the method comprising:receiving, by a gateway server, a product identifier key for a product from an online website;
sending, by the gateway server, the product identifier key to an authentication server;
verifying, by the authentication server, the product identifier key by matching the product identifier key to an identifier key stored in the authentication database;
determining, by the gateway server, that the product identifier key is verified, and based on the verification, requesting from the online website an authentication key;
receiving, by the gateway server, the authentication key from the online website;
transmitting, by the gateway server, the authentication key and the product identifier key to the authentication server;
determining, by the authentication server, that the product is authentic by looking up the corresponding authentication key in the database using the product identifier key, and determining that the corresponding authentication key matches the transmitted authentication key;
communicating that the product is authentic, by the authentication server, to the gateway server; and
communicating that the product is authentic, by the gateway server, to the online website and to the consumer.

US Pat. No. 10,558,952

WELDING SYSTEM PARAMETER COMPARISON SYSTEM AND METHOD

Illinois Tool Works Inc.,...

1. A metal fabrication resource performance monitoring method comprising:acquiring data representative of a plurality of parameters sampled during metal fabrication operations of a plurality of metal fabrication resources, the parameters comprising arc on time and wire deposition quantity;
via at least one computer processor, analyzing a first subset of the acquired data and a second subset of the acquired data for the plurality of metal fabrication resources;
via the at least one computer processor, populating a user viewable page with graphical indicia representative of at least the arc on time and the wire deposition quantity, the user viewable page facilitating a visual comparison of the analysis of the first subset of the acquired data and the analysis of the second subset of the acquired data; and
transmitting the user viewable dashboard page to a user viewable display.

US Pat. No. 10,558,921

MACHINE LEARNING CLASSIFICATION WITH CONFIDENCE THRESHOLDS

ServiceNow, Inc., Santa ...

1. A computing system comprising:a machine learning classifier that:
receives input observations;
predicts, for each respective input observation, a set of probabilities that indicate a likelihood of each respective input observation belonging to each respective output category of a plurality of output categories, wherein the set of probabilities are predicted based at least in part on a keyword analysis of the input observations identify one or more keywords within test data, wherein each of the one or more keywords are associated with information technology help desk trouble tickets; and
classifies each respective input observation into the output category having a highest probability; and
a memory comprising program instructions that, when executed by a processor, cause the computing system to:
obtain a plurality of confidence thresholds for predictions made by the machine learning classifier;
reclassify, for each confidence threshold of the plurality of confidence thresholds, any of the input observations for which all probabilities of the set of probabilities are less than the confidence threshold into a null category that is not one of the output categories;
after the reclassifying, determine, for each confidence threshold of the plurality of confidence thresholds and for each output category, a precision value that indicates an accuracy with which the machine learning classifier predicts that the input observations are in a respective ground truth category;
after the reclassifying, determine, for each confidence threshold of the plurality of confidence thresholds and for each output category, a coverage value that indicates a percentage of the input observations that were not reclassified into the null category;
after the reclassifying, determine, for each confidence threshold of the plurality of confidence thresholds and for each output category, an objective function value, wherein the objective function value is a multiplicative product of the precision value and the coverage value;
generate, via the processor, a graphical user interface for display on a client device coupled to the processor, wherein the graphical user interface visually associates the plurality of confidence thresholds, precision values, coverage values, results of the keyword analysis, and objective function values for each of the output categories, wherein the confidence threshold is one of the plurality of confidence thresholds displayed on the graphical user interface, and wherein each of the plurality of confidence thresholds are selectably displayed with the precision values, the coverage values, and the objective function values;
receive a selection input via the graphical user interface of one of the precision values, the coverage values, or the objective function values, or any combination thereof for each of the previously presented output categories; and
perform, in conjunction with the machine learning classifier, further classification of additional input observations into the output categories and the null category in accordance with a combination of the precision values, the coverage values, or the objective function values, or any combination thereof, via the graphical user interface.

US Pat. No. 10,558,884

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CREATING NAVIGABLE VIEWS

Kodak Alaris Inc., Roche...

1. A computer-implemented method for creating virtual environments, the method comprising:receiving a plurality of digital images from an image collection;
using a processor to compute a set of feature points for each digital image in the plurality of digital images;
using the processor to semantically identify, for each digital image in the plurality of digital images, primary image object types appearing in the digital image, wherein the primary image object types comprise foreground, background, stationary, and movable;
using the processor to categorize each digital image in the plurality of digital images according to the primary image object types appearing the in the digital image;
selecting, by the processor, one of the plurality of digital images that has been categorized as having the stationary primary image object type;
identifying, by the processor, a stationary object in the selected digital image as a salient region of interest;
using the processor to identify a set of matching digital images in the plurality of digital images, wherein each digital image in the set of matching digital images includes at least a portion of the salient region of interest; and
using the processor to stitch together the set of matching digital images to create a panoramic virtual environment comprising concentric bands or spheres.

US Pat. No. 10,558,876

AUTOMATIC DRIVING ASSISTANCE DEVICE AND AUTOMATIC DRIVING ASSISTANCE METHOD

DENSO TEN Limited, Kobe ...

1. An automatic driving assistance device comprising:an information acquirer configured to acquire information on a state of a cabin of a vehicle capable of automatic driving; and
a modifier configured to modify traveling characteristics in automatic driving according to the state of the cabin of the vehicle,
wherein the modifier modifies a parameter corresponding to an amount of operation that is varied by a driving operation by a driver in manual driving.

US Pat. No. 10,558,863

VIDEO SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM AND VIDEO SURVEILLANCE METHOD

PEGATRON CORPORATION, Ta...

1. A video surveillance system, for monitoring a monitored area, comprising:a plurality of video capture devices, wherein the video capture devices are respectively disposed adjacent to the monitored area, and each of the video capture devices is configured to capture an image including at least a part of the monitored area to obtain a video stream;
a plurality of sensing devices, wherein the sensing devices are respectively disposed adjacent to the corresponding video capture devices, and each of the sensing devices senses the monitored area to obtain sensing data, wherein the plurality of sensing data respectively correspond to the video streams output by the video capture devices; and
a processor, coupled to the video capture devices and the sensing devices, wherein the processor is configured to execute instructions to implement a video surveillance method, the video surveillance method comprises:
receiving, by the processor, the video streams of the video capture devices and determining whether an image of an object fitting a target object exists in each of the video streams;
receiving, by the processor, the plurality of sensing data of the sensing devices, wherein if the processor determines the image of the object in the video stream as the target object, the processor determines whether the target object in the video stream triggers a target event according to the sensing data corresponding to the video stream;
if determining, by the processor, that one or more target objects in one or more video streams triggers the target event, the processor transmits the one or more video streams including the one or more target objects and the target event to one or more analysis models corresponding to one or more video capture devices belonging to the one or more video streams among a plurality of analysis models corresponding to the plurality of video capture devices,
outputting one or more feature values corresponding to the one or more target objects according to one or more preset analysis conditions of the one or more analysis models, the one or more video streams and the target event; and
generating a notification event corresponding to the one or more target objects according to the one or more feature values and one or more model weight values respectively corresponding to the one or more feature values.

US Pat. No. 10,558,623

SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION FOR RESOURCE DIRECTORY

Convida Wireless, LLC, W...

1. A method for use in an Internet of Things (IoT) network comprising a plurality of IoT servers and a resource directory, the method performed at the resource directory, comprising:registering a plurality of uniform resource identifiers (URIs) received from the plurality of IoT servers;
determining an initial ranking of the plurality of URIs based on measuring cross-links between each of the plurality of URIs;
generating a ranked database based on the initial ranking;
receiving a search query from a client entity;
determining, based on the search query, a real-time ranking of the plurality of URIs in the ranked database;
generating, based on the real-time ranking, a ranked list of the plurality of URIs, and
providing the ranked list of the plurality of URIs to the client entity,
wherein the real-time ranking of the plurality of URIs is determined based on checking sleep status of each of the plurality of IoT servers.

US Pat. No. 10,558,513

SYSTEM MANAGEMENT APPARATUS AND SYSTEM MANAGEMENT METHOD

Hitachi Power Solutions C...

1. A system management apparatus that manages a system comprising a plurality of management target systems of different vendors having a plurality of configuration elements, the system management apparatus comprising:a management server coupled to an interface that is coupled to the configuration elements of the target management systems, said management server having a processor and memory that stores instructions for configuring the processor to:
store structured identification information received from the vendors for each of the configuration elements owned by the respective vendors that includes information of dependency relationships of each of the configuration elements in a tree structure,
store a subset of the stored structured identification information of the configuration elements owned by each of the vendors as a management target range of the structured identification information set by the vendors corresponding to the management target systems of the vendors,
store correlation information which associates, for each one of the vendors, the structured identification information for the one vendor with failure identification information for another of the vendors;
receive, in a case where a failure has occurred at a predetermined configuration element of a specific management target system among the plurality of management target systems, the structured identification information of the predetermined configuration element with failure identification information for a specific one of the vendors, and
specify the configuration elements which are supposed to receive influence of the failure which has occurred at the predetermined configuration element on the basis of the information of the stored dependency relationships of each of the configuration elements and the stored correlation information.

US Pat. No. 10,558,460

GENERAL PURPOSE REGISTER ALLOCATION IN STREAMING PROCESSOR

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A streaming processor configured to execute a plurality of threads, the streaming processor comprising:general purpose registers included in a same memory of the streaming processor, the general purpose registers configured to store data associated with the plurality of threads, the general purpose registers comprising:
a first type of registers, each of the first type of registers configured to store data for a dedicated thread of the plurality of threads; and
a second type of registers configured to be allocated among the plurality of threads; and
a thread scheduler configured to:
receive a first instruction having a first latency and a second instruction having a second latency, the first latency and second latency being associated with execution of the respective first instruction and second instruction by the streaming processor, the first latency being above a threshold and the second latency being below the threshold;
direct the streaming processor to store data associated with the first instruction to be stored in a general purpose register of the first type based on the first latency being above the threshold; and
direct the streaming processor to store data associated with the second instruction to be stored in a general purpose register of the second type based on the second latency being below the threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,558,236

DIRECT DIGITAL SYNTHESIS SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Lattice Semiconductor Cor...

1. A digital to analog converter (DAC) comprising:a decoder coupled to an input of the DAC;
a PMOS DAC coupled between the decoder and an output of the DAC;
an NMOS DAC coupled between the decoder and the output of the DAC;
a switch coupled between outputs of the PMOS DAC and the NMOS DAC and the output of the DAC and configured to select the output of the PMOS DAC or the output of the NMOS DAC as the output of the DAC based, at least in part, on a control signal provided to the switch by the decoder; and
bias circuitry configured to bias the PMOS DAC and the NMOS DAC according to one or more desired bias voltages.