US Pat. No. 10,560,591

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATICALLY TRANSFERRING AUDIOVISUAL CONTENT

GoPro, Inc., San Mateo, ...

1. A camera device that automatically transfers audiovisual content, the camera device comprising:one or more physical processors configured by machine-readable instructions to:
capture a first item of audiovisual content;
generate a notification indicating that the first item of audiovisual content has been captured, the notification including a first identifier that identifies the first item of audiovisual content;
transfer the notification to a computing device;
receive a request for the first item of audiovisual content from the computing device; and
responsive to the request, transfer the first item of audiovisual content to the computing device;
wherein, the computing device is configured to:
manage electronic access to and storage of items of audiovisual content;
receive the notification from the camera device prior to reception of the first item of audiovisual content;
effectuate registration of the first item of audiovisual content, the registration of the first item of audiovisual content including an association between the first item of audiovisual content and the first identifier, wherein a registration status of the first item of audiovisual content indicates whether the first item of audiovisual content has been transferred to the computing device;
transfer the request for the first item of audiovisual content to the computing device; and
receive the first item of audiovisual content from the camera device.

US Pat. No. 10,560,551

SERVICES VERSIONING

Avaya Inc., Basking Ridg...

1. In a communication system comprising a plurality of users, a method comprising:defining, by a processor for first and second users in the plurality of users, a set of enabled services or service versions that the first and second users are allowed to access from the communication system, wherein the set of enabled services or service versions is packaged into a file format comprising multiple components and multiple possible subcomponents of each of the components; and
enabling, by the processor, the first and second users to select specific configurations of the subcomponents to provide first and second user configured sets of enabled services or service versions that the first and second users, respectively, are allowed to access from the communication system, wherein each of the first and second user configured sets of enabled services or service versions comprise a subcomponent not contained in the other of the first and second user configured sets of enabled services or service versions.

US Pat. No. 10,560,464

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IDENTIFYING ELECTRONIC MESSAGES CONTAINING MALICIOUS CONTENT

MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL ...

1. A computer-implemented method for detecting electronic messages containing malicious content, the method comprising:receiving, by at least one computing device, multiple electronic tags for a plurality of users, each of the multiple electronic tags corresponding to an electronic message and one of the plurality of users and indicating a perception by the one of the plurality of users that the electronic message includes malicious content, and each of the multiple electronic tags generated for the corresponding electronic message based on the perception by the corresponding one of the plurality of users that the electronic message includes the malicious content;
for each of the multiple electronic tags received by the at least one computing device:
in response to receiving the electronic tag, determining, by the at least one computing device, whether the corresponding electronic message includes malicious content, by at least one of:
subjecting the corresponding electronic message to one or more scanners;
comparing the corresponding electronic message to one or more malicious content rules;
comparing the corresponding electronic message to a data structure of at least one of known malicious content and conventions of malicious content; and
launching content included in the corresponding electronic message in a virtualized environment and monitoring for unusual behavior; and then
in response to determining that the corresponding electronic message includes malicious content, assigning, by the at least one computing device, point(s) to the corresponding user when the corresponding electronic message includes malicious content;
during a defined interval, for each of the plurality of users, totaling, by the at least one computing device, the point(s) assigned to the user, such that the point(s) total for each user corresponds to the same defined interval during which the point(s) assigned to the other one(s) of the plurality of users are totaled; and
for the defined interval, identifying, by the at least one computing device, one or more of the plurality of users as a winner based on the total point(s) assigned to the one or more of the plurality of users being higher than the total point(s) assigned to any other one(s) of the plurality of users, thereby incentivizing the users to electronically tag electronic messages perceived to include malicious content.

US Pat. No. 10,560,433

VERTICAL CLOUD SERVICE

MINTSOFT, LLC., Laguna B...

1. A method of securely providing a content to a user device, the method comprising:using a third party to deliver to the user device a key specific to a first communication session, wherein the key is generated by a third-party computer system distinct from the user device and the server;
establishing, with a server, a first virtual private network with the user device associated with the user using the key for the first communication session;
instantiating a first virtual machine at the user device;
instantiating a second virtual machine at the server;
establishing, with the server, a second virtual private network between the first and second virtual machines; and
transmitting, by the server, the content to the user device via the second virtual private network;
wherein the second virtual private network is a inter-device network; and
wherein the server and the user device are separate devices.

US Pat. No. 10,560,419

MESSAGE PRESENTATION MANAGEMENT IN A SOCIAL NETWORKING ENVIRONMENT

International Business Ma...

1. A computer-implemented method for message presentation management in a social networking environment, the method comprising:detecting, in the social networking environment, a message from a source;
analyzing, to identify an identified category for the message from the source based on a set of candidate categories, a set of metadata of the message from the source, wherein the set of metadata indicates the identified category;
identifying, based on the set of candidate categories, the identified category for the message from the source;
constructing the set of candidate categories to include each of: a set of predetermined categories, a set of machine-learned clustered categories, and a set of crowd-sourced categories;
structuring the identified category to have each of: a life event characteristic, an action factor characteristic, a media characteristic, a natural language characteristic, and a temporal relevance characteristic;
determining, by comparing a set of user profile criteria with the identified category for the message from the source, a presentation format for the message from the source;
configuring, with respect to an anticipated presentation of the message to a user, the set of user profile criteria based on a set of users which relates to the user;
determining, using each of the life event characteristic, the action factor characteristic, the media characteristic, the natural language characteristic, and the temporal relevance characteristic, the presentation format for the message from the source;
resolving, using both the identified category and the source, the presentation format; and
presenting, in the social networking environment using the presentation format, the message from the source.

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. 10,560,271

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. 10,560,270

OPTIMAL DATA STORAGE CONFIGURATION IN A BLOCKCHAIN

International Business Ma...

1. A method, comprising:assigning one blockchain block to a group member node among a group of member nodes of a blockchain;
storing the one blockchain block in the assigned group member node and not storing the blockchain block in one or more non-assigned group member nodes;
assigning a verification of the one blockchain block to one or more verification blockchain nodes which are part of the one or more non-assigned group member nodes; and
storing the verification of the one blockchain block in each of the one or more verification blockchain nodes.

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. 10,560,192

TECHNIQUE FOR FOCUSING WAVES ON MOVING OBJECTS

The Government of the Uni...

1. A method for transmitting wave-based signals towards a target, the method comprising:(a) transmitting a probe signal from each of a plurality of transceivers towards the target;
(b) receiving, at each transceiver, an associated backscatter signal corresponding to reflection of the probe signals from the target;
(c) determining, for each transceiver, a corresponding Doppler frequency shift for the associated backscatter signal;
(d) determining, for each transceiver, a corresponding time delay for the associated backscatter signal;
(e) modifying each associated backscatter signal based on the corresponding Doppler frequency shift and the corresponding time delay to generate an associated motion-compensated backscatter signal;
(f) applying time reversal (TR) processing to each associated motion-compensated backscatter signal to generate an associated TR signal; and
(g) transmitting, from each transceiver, an associated transmission signal based the associated TR signal towards the target, wherein step (e) comprises:
(e1) converting each backscatter signal from a time domain to a frequency domain;
(e2) modifying each backscatter signal in the frequency domain based on the corresponding Doppler frequency shift and the corresponding time delay to generate a modified backscatter signal in the frequency domain; and
(e3) converting each modified backscatter signal from the frequency domain to the time domain.

US Pat. No. 10,560,067

BROADBAND PROBES FOR IMPEDANCE TUNERS

Maury Microwave, Inc., O...

12. A slab line impedance tuner system operable over a frequency bandwidth, the tuner system comprising:a slab line transmission including opposed slab conductor planes and a center conductor disposed between the slab conductor planes;
a probe;
a probe carriage carrying the probe;
a carriage drive system for moving the probe carriage in a longitudinal direction parallel to the center conductor;
a probe drive system for moving the probe in a transverse direction relative to the center conductor to position the probe closer to or further away from the center conductor; and
wherein the probe includes:
a tapered conductive probe section having a nominal length dimension along the longitudinal direction, wherein the tapered probe has a cross-sectional profile defining a trough configured to straddle the center conductor as the probe is moved transversely toward the center conductor;
wherein the probe section is supported for movement along the center conductor and in a direction transverse to the center conductor; and
wherein the nominal length dimension is sufficient to provide a desired characteristic impedance transformation for the frequency bandwidth, wherein the characteristic impedance of the tuner system is transformed continuously by the probe to intermediate impedance values to reach a target impedance value.

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. 10,560,000

ELECTRIC MOTOR HAVING A TANGENTIAL ARCHITECTURE WITH IMPROVED AIR COOLING

MAGNETI MARELLI S.P.A., ...

1. An electric motor having a tangential architecture comprising:a rotor, rotating about an axis of rotation,
a stator, coaxial to the rotor with respect to said axis of rotation,
the stator comprising a casing which incorporates at least partially the rotor,
a body which incorporates a controller that controls the actuation, power supply and control of the electric machine, the body being placed outside the stator and parallel to the axis of rotation in a position substantially tangent to the casing of the stator,
wherein
the rotor comprises a first and a second cooling fan, keyed on respective first and second axial ends of the rotor, opposite along said axis of rotation,
said first and second cooling fan acting to generate respectively, with the rotation of the rotor, a first and a second flow of cooling air independent of each other,
wherein the first flow of cooling air is directed toward the first axial end of the rotor,
wherein the second flow of cooling air is directed toward the body in order to cool down the controller.

US Pat. No. 10,559,987

ELECTROMAGNETIC ARMATURE FOR ROTATING ELECTRICAL MACHINE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

Francecol Technology, Sa...

1. An electromagnetic armature comprising an electromagnetic yoke having a cylindrical surface with an axis z which is designed to be opposite an air gap surface, the cylindrical surface being known as an interaction surface, a plurality of teeth forming magnetic poles, the teeth being associated in a projecting manner with the interaction surface in the direction of the air gap surface, and disposed spaced all around the yoke, characterized in that each tooth comprises a recess arranged in one of the faces of the tooth on a so-called polar plane orthogonal to the direction z, the recess being designed to receive a winding, and in that said teeth are arranged on the yoke such that the recesses are disposed alternately on both sides of the polar median plane which passes through the middle of the yoke.

US Pat. No. 10,559,962

POWER-OUTPUTTING MANAGEMENT METHOD FOR POWER-SUPPLYING APPARATUS

AIC INC., Taoyuan (TW)

1. A power-outputting management method applied to a plurality of power-supplying apparatuses and at least one electronic apparatus, the plurality of power-supplying apparatuses configured to supply power to the electronic apparatus, the power-outputting management method comprising:turning off at least one of the plurality of power-supplying apparatuses in a working status to increase output power ratios of the plurality of power-supplying apparatuses in the working status to meet an output power ratio standard if the plurality of power-supplying apparatuses are in a working interval and the output power ratios of the plurality of power-supplying apparatuses in the working status are less than the output power ratio standard; and
setting a power capping of the plurality of power-supplying apparatuses based on an actual power consumption of the electronic apparatus if the plurality of power-supplying apparatuses are in the working interval and the output power ratios of the plurality of power-supplying apparatuses in the working status meet the output power ratio standard, wherein the output power ratio of each of the plurality of power-supply apparatuses is achieved by dividing an actual output power of each the plurality of power-supply apparatuses over an maximum output power of each of the plurality of power-supply apparatuses.

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. 10,559,843

NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE BATTERY, NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE BATTERY PACK, AND VEHICLE

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A non-aqueous electrolyte battery comprisingan electrode group including one or more positive electrodes, one or more negative electrodes, one or more bipolar electrodes, and separators, the one or more positive electrodes, the one or more negative electrodes and the one or more bipolar electrodes being stacked in a stacking direction with the separators being interposed between them,
the electrode group including an outer peripheral part which faces an outer side in a direction crossing the stacking direction,
each of the one or more positive electrodes including a positive electrode current collector, and a first positive electrode active material layer formed on a surface of the positive electrode current collector,
each of the one or more negative electrodes including a negative electrode current collector, and a first negative electrode active material layer formed on a surface of the negative electrode current collector,
each of the one or more bipolar electrodes including a bipolar electrode current collector, a second positive electrode active material layer and a second negative electrode active material layer, the bipolar electrode current collector of each of the one or more bipolar electrodes including a first surface facing one side of the stacking direction, and a second surface facing a side opposite to a side where the first surface faces in the stacking direction, the second positive electrode active material layer being formed only on the first surface in the bipolar electrode current collector of each of the one or more bipolar electrodes, the second negative electrode active material layer being formed only on the second surface in the bipolar electrode current collector of each of the one or more bipolar electrodes,
the electrode group including a first connecting portion to which the positive electrode current collector of at least one of the one or more positive electrodes is connected, a second connecting portion to which the negative electrode current collector of at least one of the one or more negative electrodes is connected, and a third connecting portion to which the bipolar electrode current collector of at least one of the one or more bipolar electrodes is connected, and
the first connecting portion, the second connecting portion and the third connecting portion being arranged on the outer peripheral part of the electrode group and being shifted relative to one another in a direction along the outer peripheral part of the electrode group,
one of the separators, the negative electrode active material layer of one of the one or more negative electrodes, and the current collector of the one of the one or more negative electrodes being stacked in sequence on a surface of the positive electrode active material layer of one of the one or more bipolar electrodes,
one of the separators, the positive electrode active material layer of one of the one or more positive electrodes, and the current collector of the one of the one or more positive electrodes being stacked in sequence on a surface of the negative electrode active material layer of the one of the one or more bipolar electrodes,
the first or second negative electrode active material layer being formed on an outer surface of each of both outermost current collectors.

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. 10,559,597

DISPLAY PANEL AND DISPLAY DEVICE

WUHAN TIANMA MICRO-ELECTR...

20. A display device, comprising:a display panel comprising a display area and a non-display area surrounding the display area, wherein:
the display area is disposed with a plurality of data lines extending along a first direction; the display area has a notch, and a boundary of the display area is recessed into the display area in a second direction to form the notch; the second direction intersects with the first direction; and the non-display area includes a notched non-display area that surrounds the notch by substantially in half; and
the display panel includes:
a substrate layer;
an array layer located over the substrate layer, wherein the data lines are located at the array layer;
a display layer located at a side of the array layer away from the substrate layer, wherein the display layer includes a plurality of light emitting components;
an encapsulation cover located at a side of the display layer away from the array layer;
an encapsulant disposed between the array layer and the encapsulation cover, wherein the encapsulant is located in the non-display area and surrounds the display layer; and
an encapsulated metal located in the non-display area, wherein the encapsulated metal is disposed in the array layer; in a laser-sintering process of the encapsulant, the encapsulated metal is used for reflecting laser light; an orthographic projection of the encapsulated metal in the substrate layer has a non-closed pattern; and the encapsulated metal is undisposed in at least a portion of the notched non-display area.

US Pat. No. 10,559,525

EMBEDDED SILICON SUBSTRATE FAN-OUT TYPE 3D PACKAGING STRUCTURE

HUATIAN TECHNOLOGY (KUNSH...

1. An embedded silicon substrate fan-out type 3D packaging structure, comprising:a silicon substrate and
at least one functional chip,
wherein the silicon substrate includes at least one groove, the at least one functional chip is embedded in the at least one groove with a pad surface facing upward, the at least one functional chip is bonded with the at least one groove through a polymer; a front surface of the silicon substrate, the pad surface of the at least one functional chip, as well as at least one gap between the at least one functional chip and the at least one groove are covered with a first insulating layer; at least one conductive through hole penetrating the silicon substrate and electrically connected to the pads is formed on the silicon substrate except for at least one position where the at least one groove is located; a second insulating layer is located on the first insulating layer and covers the front surface of the silicon substrate and the pad surface of the at least one functional chip, the pads of the functional chip under the first and second insulating layers are exposed through the first and second insulating layers, and the first and second insulating layer are made of similar photosensitive polymer materials; and the silicon substrate further includes electrical interconnect structures located on both the front surface and a back surface of the silicon substrate, and a first metal re-wiring located on the front surface and a second metal re-wiring located on the back surface, the pads are electrically connected to the electrical interconnect structures located on the front surface and the at least one conductive through hole through the first metal re-wiring, and the electrical interconnect structures located on the back surface are electrically connected to the at least one conductive through hole through the second metal re-wiring.

US Pat. No. 10,559,437

MEMBRANE SWITCH DEVICE AND KEYBOARD DEVICE

Chicony Electronics Co., ...

1. A membrane switch device, comprising:a first membrane layer comprising a first surface, a first side edge, and a plurality of first conductive wires, wherein the first surface has a first outlet area, the first outlet area has a first no-wire area and a first wire area, the first conductive wires are on the first surface and extending to the first wire area to form a plurality of first contact pads;
a second membrane layer comprising a second surface, a second side edge, and a plurality of second conductive wires, wherein the second surface has a second outlet area, the second outlet area has a second no-wire area and a second wire area, the second conductive wires are on the second surface and extending to the second wire area to form a plurality of second contact pads;
a spacing layer between the first membrane layer and the second membrane layer; and
a flexible printed circuit board comprising a wire-connecting end, a plurality of first electrical lines, a plurality of second electrical lines, a first protection layer, a second protection layer, a first connection surface, and a second connection surface opposite to the first connection surface, wherein the first electrical lines are on the first connection surface and extending to the wire-connecting end to form a plurality of first connecting terminals, the first protection layer covers the first electrical lines to expose the first connecting terminals, the second electrical lines are on the second connection surface and extending to the wire-connecting end to form a plurality of second connecting terminals, the second protection layer covers the second electrical lines to expose the second connecting terminals;
wherein the wire-connecting end of the flexible printed circuit board is between the first outlet area of the first membrane layer and the second outlet area of the second membrane layer, the first connecting terminals are electrically connected to the first contact pads, correspondingly, the second connecting terminals are electrically connected to the second contact pads, correspondingly;
wherein the first protection layer and the first contact pads are not overlapped with each other, and the second protection layer and the second contact pads are not overlapped with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,559,425

MULTILAYER CAPACITOR AND BOARD HAVING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. A multilayer capacitor comprising:a capacitor body having first and second surfaces opposing each other and third and fourth surfaces connected to the first and second surfaces and opposing each other, and including an active region including dielectric layers and pluralities of first and second internal electrodes alternately disposed to overlap each other in a stacking direction with respective dielectric layers interposed therebetween and first and second cover regions disposed on opposite surfaces of the active region, the first and second internal electrodes being exposed through the third and fourth surfaces, respectively;
third and fourth internal electrodes alternately disposed to overlap each other in the stacking direction in the first cover region adjacent to the first surface with respective dielectric layers interposed therebetween;
first and second external electrodes including first and second connected portions respectively formed on the third and fourth surfaces of the capacitor body and respectively connected to the first and second internal electrodes and first and second band portions respectively extending from the first and second connected portions to portions of the first surface of the capacitor body;
a third external electrode disposed on the first surface of the capacitor body to be spaced apart from the first band portion;
a fourth external electrode disposed on the first surface of the capacitor body to be spaced apart from the second band portion;
a first via electrode penetrating through the first cover region to connect the third internal electrode and the third external electrode to each other; and
a second via electrode penetrating through the first cover region to connect the fourth internal electrode and the fourth external electrode to each other,
wherein the first surface is a mounting surface.

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. 10,559,389

MODULAR NUCLEAR REACTORS INCLUDING FUEL ELEMENTS AND HEAT PIPES EXTENDING THROUGH GRID PLATES, AND METHODS OF FORMING THE MODULAR NUCLEAR REACTORS

Battell Energy Alliance, ...

1. A modular nuclear reactor, comprising:a plurality of sections, each section comprising:
a tank comprising a front plate, a back plate, side plates, a top plate, and a bottom plate;
a plurality of grid plates within the tank, each grid plate of the plurality of grid plates comprising a plurality of apertures and vertically separated from an adjacent grid plate;
a plurality of fuel elements extending through each grid plate of the plurality of grid plates; and
a plurality of heat pipes extending through each grid plate of the plurality of grid plates, the top plate, and an upper reflector; and
a side reflector material surrounding the plurality of sections.

US Pat. No. 10,559,388

DIAGNOSTICALLY USEFUL RESULTS IN REAL TIME

CathWorks Ltd., Kfar Sab...

1. A vascular assessment apparatus comprising:a processor communicatively coupled to a medical imaging device; and
a memory storing non-transitory computer-readable instructions, which when executed, cause the processor to:
receive medical images of a coronary vessel tree of a subject from the medical imaging device;
create a first model based on the medical images, the first model indicative of volumetric dimensions of the coronary vessel tree;
create a second model based on the first model, the second model indicative of resistances to blood flow within the coronary vessel tree;
at least one of (i) determine a location of a potential stenosis within the coronary vessel tree based on the resistances to blood flow of the second model, or (ii) receive an indication of the location of the potential stenosis;
perform a virtual revascularization at the location of the potential stenosis by at least one of
(a) determine coronary vessel segments that are proximal and distal to the location of the potential stenosis, calculate a coronary edge by interpolating dimensions of the determined proximal and distal coronary vessel segments through the location of the potential stenosis, and store the interpolating dimensions as inflated dimensions of the location of the potential stenosis, or
(b) determine coronary vessel segments that are proximal and distal to the location of the potential stenosis, determine mean values of diameters of the determined proximal and distal coronary vessel segments, determine an average of the determined values, and store the determined average as an inflated diameter of the location of the potential stenosis; and
process an adjustment to at least one of the first model, the second model, or the medical images based on the virtual revascularization at the location of the potential stenosis.

US Pat. No. 10,559,345

ADDRESS DECODING CIRCUIT PERFORMING A MULTI-BIT SHIFT OPERATION IN A SINGLE CLOCK CYCLE

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. An address decoder within an Integrated Circuit (IC) to access an address space, comprising:shifting hardware for receiving a constant first input and a second input associated with a window size of an address region within the address space, the shifting hardware configured to perform a multi-bit shift operation on the constant in one clock cycle to generate a mask signal on mask signal lines, wherein the multi-bit shift operation is configured to shift a number of bit positions in the one clock cycle based on the second input associated with the window size of the address region;
XOR-based logic having a first input coupled to receive a base address of the address region and a second input coupled to receive a transaction address within the address region;
combinatorial logic coupled to the mask signal lines and coupled to an output of the XOR-based logic, wherein an output of the combinatorial logic is configured as an indicator that identifies if the transaction address is within the address region of the address space.

US Pat. No. 10,559,284

VEHICLE INFORMATION DISPLAY CONTROL DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING AUTOMATIC DRIVING INFORMATION

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A vehicle information display control device, comprising:a memory to store a program and a processor to execute the program to perform the method of:
defining a first image and a second image for each of the actuators, the first image representing a manual control mode, the second image representing an automatic control mode;
obtaining automatic driving information including information indicating whether each of actuators of a vehicle is in the manual control mode or the automatic control mode; and
causing a display to simultaneously display the first image and the second image of each of the actuators and to display, based on the automatic driving information, (i) the first image of an actuator in the manual control mode closer in position to a driver of the vehicle than the second image of the actuator in the manual control mode and (ii) the second image of an actuator in the automatic control mode closer in position to the driver of the vehicle than the first image of the actuator in the automatic control mode.

US Pat. No. 10,559,250

DISPLAY DEVICE AND DISPLAY METHOD

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A display device, comprising:a display panel including a plurality of pixels and configured to display an image; and
a display driver configured to drive the display panel, such that
the image includes at least one X-axis edge pattern in which a difference between gradation values of the two pixels adjacent to each other in an X-axis direction is equal to or greater than a reference gradation value difference, and at least one Y-axis edge pattern in which a difference between gradation values of the two pixels adjacent to each other in a Y-axis direction is equal to or greater than the reference gradation value difference, and
a degree of movement of some areas of the image in the X-axis direction is greater than a degree of movement of some areas of the image in the Y-axis direction in response to a number of the X-axis edge patterns included in the image being larger than a number of the Y-axis edge patterns included in the image.

US Pat. No. 10,559,248

DISPLAY APPARATUS AND DISPLAY CONTROLLER WITH LUMINANCE CONTROL

LAPIS SEMICONDUCTOR CO., ...

1. A display apparatus comprising:a display panel including a plurality of data lines and a plurality of scanning lines intersecting each other, and pixel switches and pixel units arranged in a matrix shape, each of the pixel switches and the pixel units being provided at each of intersections of the plurality of data lines and the plurality of scanning lines;
a gate driver configured to periodically provide scanning pulse signals to respective scanning lines for controlling the pixel switches to be ON in a selection period corresponding to a pulse width of the scanning pulse signals;
a data driver configured to provide gradation voltage signals corresponding to video data signals to the plurality of data lines; and
a display controller configured to provide the video data signals to the data driver and provide, to the gate driver and the data driver, a modulated clock signal having a frequency that changes at a predetermined rate in one frame period during which the video data signals for one screen are provided, wherein
the gate driver sequentially provides the scanning pulse signals, each having a pulse width corresponding to a certain number of consecutively appearing clock pulses of the modulated clock signal, to the plurality of scanning lines in a predetermined order corresponding to distances from the data driver to the plurality of respective scanning lines, and
the data driver provides the gradation voltage signals to the plurality of data lines in an order of providing the scanning pulse signals for every data period corresponding to said certain number of consecutively appearing clock pulses of the modulated clock signal.

US Pat. No. 10,559,230

LINERLESS COMBINED MAILING LABEL AND RETURN LABEL AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME

Iconex LLC, Duluth, GA (...

1. A combination label, comprising:a first label includes: a first size, a first perforation defining a first rectangular area within the first label, a backside having a uniform adhesive coating, and the backside including a first release coating; and
a paper material includes: a second size that is larger than the first size of the first label, a second perforation defining a second rectangular area as a second label within the paper material, a backside of the second label devoid of any adhesive coating, and the backside corresponding to the second label is devoid of any release coating;
wherein the first rectangular area is equal in size and shape to the second rectangular area defining the second label;
wherein the first rectangular area is aligned with the second rectangular area and the backside of the first label is adhered to the backside of the paper material to form the combination label;
wherein the only adhesive associated with the combination label is the uniform adhesive coating applied on the backside of the first label.

US Pat. No. 10,559,207

TRAFFIC SIGNAL SYSTEM FOR CONGESTED TRAFFICWAYS

1. A method utilizing cameras as a vision smart sensors in a traffic signal system for any combination of heat transfer, motion, facial recognition or recognition of other objects for detection and/or identification of objects including people or machinery, comprising the steps of:providing a plurality of wireless vision smart sensors, each having a Sensor area;
if the wireless visions smart Sensors detect any UNAUTHORIZED entries to a respective Sensor area using a combination of motion, face recognition, heat transfer or other detection methods, the wireless vision smart Sensors are programmed to activate the signal devices based on the programmed variable signal for an UNAUTHORIZED classified identity detected within range of the Sensors; wherein sensor range can be adjusted through placement of Sensors or adjustment of Sensor range to eliminate the detection of nearby UNAUTHORIZED motion that is within the Sensor area;
the traffic signal system includes a camera assisted wireless mobile warning light system;
the camera assisted wireless mobile warning light system is installed in a protected area to create a signal system for motor vehicle and/or pedestrian traffic within a facility or area, and depicting a condition wherein moving single Transponders, mobile detection devices, of a plurality of Transponders, and camera assisted Sensor devices stationed or moving throughout a facility and connected together in a programmable mobile traffic warning system to protect the pedestrian or motor vehicle operator by signaling the detection of a traffic hazard including pedestrian, motor vehicle or other operating hazard and providing a signal warning of the hazard to pedestrians and motor vehicle operators and camera representation to the motor vehicle operator of the motor vehicle and detected hazard in the programmed range of the protected area;
stationary warning light systems installed at traffic safety hazards including traffic intersections, pedestrian crossings, motor vehicle door openings, or other traffic hazards including high hazard areas and the mobile warning light system installed within operating motor vehicles, the mobile traffic warning system can be integrated with system connected cameras positioned throughout the protected area and adhered to the motor vehicle; The cameras provide three dimensional images of the area and the moving motor vehicle operating within the protected area; The motor vehicle is equipped with a portable monitor that when activated by the wireless mobile Sensor device detecting a Transponder, the monitor provides three dimensional image representation of the motor vehicle and the detected Transponders or other programmable objects including proximity to high hazard areas or stationary objects present or moving within the Sensor range with programmable warning indication of hazard alert and action to be taken;
utilizing the composition of images compiled by all area installed camera angles and images from the cameras installed on the motor vehicle, the motor vehicle monitor displays an aerial view of the motor vehicle moving throughout the facility and alert the motor vehicle operator of non-viewable safety hazards including nearby pedestrians, operating motor vehicles or high hazard areas blocked by other objects such as racking, production equipment, walls, curtains, doors or blind corners within the programmed alert range; Camera Sensors located on the motor vehicle can be programmed to alert the motor vehicle operator for collusion with stationary objects as the motor vehicle moves throughout the area; All camera images and Sensor information, including movement of Transponders, transmitted throughout the integrated mobile traffic signal system are transferrable to connected data storage devices to allow for incident recording and review, traffic flow analysis.

US Pat. No. 10,559,141

VIDEO RECORDER

Chanyu Holdings, LLC, Wi...

1. A system, comprising:a processor;
a buffer in communication with the processor;
a camera configured to capture video data;
an accelerometer configured to collect accelerometer data;
a first memory having program instructions stored therein that are executable by the processor to cause the system to perform operations including:
receiving vehicle data from an ignition sensor of a vehicle;
in response to the received vehicle data, storing the video data in the buffer; and
in response to a triggering event, transferring the stored video data from the buffer to a second memory in the vehicle, wherein the triggering event is an occurrence of the accelerometer data exceeding a threshold and indicating one or both of (a) full jounce or rebound of a suspension component or (b) excessive yaw, pitch, or roll movement of the vehicle; and
a wireless interface capable of transferring the video data from at least one of the camera, the buffer, or the second memory to a portable device.

US Pat. No. 10,559,137

TICKET DISPENSING MODULE

Fastrak Retail (UK) Limit...

1. A ticket dispensing module comprising:an elongate ticket dispensing aperture provided within a face of the ticket dispensing module, the elongate ticket dispensing aperture being a hole in the face of the ticket dispensing module that is elongate in a plane parallel to the face when a door of the ticket dispensing module is in a closed configuration; and
a housing body of the ticket dispensing module having opposed first and second faces,
wherein the first face is provided with a projecting hook and the second face is provided with a complementary hook engagement hole,
the first face of a first housing body being engageable with the second face of a corresponding, second housing body by relative displacement of the first and second housing bodies along a direction in a plane passing between the first and second faces,
wherein the projecting hook and the complementary hook engagement hole are configured to prevent separation of the first and second housing bodies transverse to the direction of relative displacement when they are engaged.

US Pat. No. 10,559,136

ACCURATE POSITIONING OF AUGMENTED REALITY CONTENT

YouAR INC., Portland, OR...

1. A computer-implemented method for accurately locating augmented reality (AR) content, the method comprising:measuring, using one or more sensors of a computing device, a first six-degree-of-freedom (DOF) vector between a first vantage point of the computing device and a first trackable feature in a first sensor range of the computing device;
measuring, using the one or more sensors of the computing device, a second six-DOF vector between the first vantage point of the computing device and a second trackable feature in a second sensor range of the computing device;
estimating, based on the first vector and the second vector, using a processor of the computing device, a third six-DOF vector between the first trackable feature and the second trackable feature;
storing the estimated third vector in a data store in association with the first trackable feature and the second trackable feature, such that the estimated third vector represents a spatial relationship between the first trackable feature and the second trackable feature;
determining, within a common spatial coordinate system, a first set of spatial coordinates for the first trackable feature and a second set of spatial coordinates for the second trackable feature;
storing, in the data store, the first set of spatial coordinates associated with the first trackable feature and the second set of spatial coordinates associated with the second trackable feature, such that the first and second sets of spatial coordinates represent respective locations of the first and second trackable features within the common coordinate system;
wherein the data store includes a fourth six-DOF vector representing a spatial relationship and an orientation of an AR content item relative to the first trackable feature;
associating the first trackable feature and the second trackable feature with a first group of trackable features in the data store, each trackable feature in the first group having a position and orientation defined with respect to a first coordinate system;
measuring, using the computing device, a fifth six-DOF vector between the first trackable feature and a third trackable feature associated with a second group of trackable features in the data store, each trackable feature in the second group having a position and orientation defined with respect to a second coordinate system; and
calculating a positional offset and an orientation offset between the first group and the second group based on the fifth six-DOF vector.

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. 10,559,093

SELECTING ENCODING OPTIONS

Arm Limited, Cambridge (...

9. A data processing apparatus for selecting one or more encoding options to use when encoding a set of data elements using an encoding scheme, the apparatus comprising:training circuitry configured to:
train an artificial neural network to be able to indicate one or more encoding options to use when encoding a set of data elements using an encoding scheme, the training comprising:
for each particular training set of data elements of plural training sets of data elements:
inputting, to the artificial neural network, the particular training set of data elements;
implementing the artificial neural network to generate a result that indicates one or more encoding options to use when encoding the particular training set of data elements using the encoding scheme; and
determining an output error metric for the particular training set of data elements based on a difference between the result and a target result for the particular training set of data elements; and
modify the artificial neural network so as to reduce a collated output error metric derived from the output error metrics for the plural training sets of data elements;
the apparatus further comprising:
input circuitry configured to input, to the artificial neural network, a set of data elements to be encoded using the encoding scheme; and
artificial neural network circuitry configured to implement the artificial neural network to generate a result that indicates one or more encoding options to use when encoding the set of data elements using the encoding scheme.

US Pat. No. 10,559,092

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PROCESSING WHITE BALANCE OF IMAGE AND STORAGE MEDIUM

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A method for processing white balance of an image, a content of an image comprising a subject and the method comprising:calculating a first gain for the image according to a Face Automatic White Balance (FaceAWB) algorithm configured to regulate a face in the image to a skin color;
calculating a second gain for the image according to a simple gray world algorithm;
determining whether the first gain is similar to the second gain;
responsive to a determination that the first gain is similar to the second gain, performing white balance processing on the image according to the second gain; and
responsive to a determination that the first gain is not similar to the second gain, performing white balance processing on the image according to the first gain.

US Pat. No. 10,559,081

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATED VISUAL ANALYSIS OF A DIPSTICK USING STANDARD USER EQUIPMENT

HEALTHY.IO LTD, Tel Aviv...

1. A method, comprising:capturing, using a capturing device of a standard user equipment (UE) having specified image capturing and processing capabilities, an image of a dipstick having one or more colored test reagents, positioned on a calibration surface having a plurality of colored calibration elements, wherein the plurality of colored calibration elements includes at least two colored calibration elements per color and reflects a plurality of: illumination conditions, capturing capabilities of potential UEs, and response functions of capturing devices of the potential UEs;
determining, based on the at least two colored calibration elements per color, local illumination parameters associated with the captured image of the dipstick and the calibration surface;
applying one or more image enhancement operations to the captured image, to yield an enhanced image, based on predefined mapping between the determined local illumination parameters;
normalizing illumination of the captured image based on the local illumination parameters; and
interpreting the one or more colored test reagents of the dipstick, based on the normalized illumination and the plurality of colored calibration elements of the calibration surface, in the enhanced captured image.

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. 10,559,048

METHODS FOR DATA COLLECTION AND DISTRIBUTION

The Multiple Myeloma Rese...

1. A method comprising:(a) enrolling a subject with multiple myeloma in a longitudinal research study;
(b) collecting a biological sample at a time-point from the subject with multiple myeloma;
(c) storing the biological sample at a tissue bank;
(d) analyzing a portion of the biological sample to produce a profile for the subject with multiple myeloma, wherein the biological sample is a bone marrow sample, a biopsy, a blood sample, a plasma sample, a bone marrow aspiration, a hair sample, a urine sample, a stool sample, a breath sample, a skin sample, a fine-needle aspiration, a tissue biopsy, a spinal fluid sample, a tear sample, a mucus sample, an amniotic fluid sample, a sperm sample, or a tissue sample;
(e) collecting, through an observational study platform, clinical data from the subject with multiple myeloma at two or more additional time-points, and storing the clinical data in an electronic case report form in the observational study platform, wherein the clinical data comprise interpreted data, wherein:
(1) raw molecular data are retrieved by a molecular results data export module;
(2) the molecular results data export module sends the raw molecular data to an analysis pipeline; and
(3) the analysis pipeline processes the raw molecular data to provide the interpreted data;
(f) providing electronic access through a community portal to a user over a network to a module configured for user update of information about a health of the subject with multiple myeloma into a health management tracker of an information technology portal through a web based user interface, wherein the user update updates the profile of the subject with multiple myeloma;
(g) correlating by a computer using computer-executable code the clinical data and the profile via a user profile synchronization module to identify a subset of subjects with multiple myeloma to which the subject with multiple myeloma belongs;
(h) determining by the computer using computer-executable code a personalized therapy for multiple myeloma based on the subset to which the subject with multiple myeloma belongs, wherein the personalized therapy is more likely to prolong survival when administered to a patient belonging to the subset than when the personalized therapy is administered to a patient that does not belong to the subset and wherein the personalized therapy is immunomodulatory therapy, proteasome inhibitor therapy, stem cell transplantation, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or surgery; and
(i) administering the personalized therapy to the subject with multiple myeloma.

US Pat. No. 10,559,040

SECURITY SYSTEM THAT TRACKS EMPLOYEES ON SITE AND HOURS WORKED

The ADT Security Corporat...

1. A premises controller for a premises security system, the premises controller comprising:processing circuitry configured to activate premises security monitoring of a premises if the premises controller is armed, the processing circuitry including a memory and a processor, the memory containing instructions that, when executed by the processor, configure the processor to:
determine that data to disarm the premises controller has been received;
disarm the premises controller based on the received data, the disarming of the premises controller deactivating premises security monitoring by the premises controller;
in response to disarming the premises controller, generate and track timekeeping payroll records of a plurality of predefined users associated with the premises, the timekeeping payroll records including at least one of clock-in data and clock-out data;
determine that data to rearm the premises controller has been received, the data to rearm the premises controller being associated with one of the plurality of predefined users;
update clock-out data of the one of the plurality of predefined users associated with the data to rearm the premises controller; and
in response to the determination that data to rearm the premises controller has been received, stop generating and tracking the timekeeping payrolls records of the plurality of predefined users and activate premises security monitoring by the premises controller.

US Pat. No. 10,558,994

CONSUMER-SPECIFIC ADVERTISEMENT PRESENTATION AND OFFER LIBRARY

SEGMINT INC., Akron, OH ...

9. A method of displaying targeted offers to qualified customers, comprising:defining a plurality of advertisement zones on a web page;
characterizing each of the advertisement zones by defining one or more parameters of each advertising zone;
selecting an offer advertisement for each advertisement zone;
placing the selected offer advertisements in respective characterized advertisement zones;
positioning a designated interaction region on each advertisement zone, the designated interaction region being selectable by a customer viewing the web page to activate a menu comprising selectable options for executing predefined actions on the offer advertisements in the advertisement zones; and,
wherein the foregoing steps are implemented through a processor programmed to execute computer-executable instructions stored on a computer-readable medium; and
detecting the consumer has logged in to a secure web site of a financial institution and providing to the consumer's computer a cookie that includes an ADIC for the customer that corresponds with a UCIC for the consumer;
detecting the customer has navigated away from the secure web site of the financial institution, and presenting a targeted offer to the customer on the web page being visited by the customer, wherein the targeted offer is unsolicited by the customer and selected by an ad provider using the advertisement delivery identification code (ADIC) corresponding to anonymous customer data that describes the customer and is provided to the ad provider from a third party source;
wherein the selectable options comprise an option for reminding the customer to review the offer before leaving the web page.

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. 10,558,958

CONTACTLESS MESSAGE TRANSMISSION

Visa International Servic...

1. A method comprising:determining, by a processor in a mobile payment device, merchant consumable data including a coupon code or loyalty data;
generating, by the processor, a data transfer message, the data transfer message comprising a plurality of pre-designated data fields comprising an account identifier data field comprising an account number, an expiration date data field, a cryptogram data field, a service code data field, a consumer name data field, and an issuer application data data field;
inserting, by the processor, the merchant consumable data into the consumer name data field; and
providing, by the processor, the data transfer message to an access device,
wherein the access device is configured to extract the merchant consumable data from the data transfer message and process the merchant consumable data, by
determining a transaction amount for a transaction;
applying a discount associated with the merchant consumable data to the transaction;
generating a discounted amount for the transaction;
generating an authorization request message comprising the discounted amount for the transaction; and
transmitting the authorization request message to an issuer of an account associated with the mobile payment device.

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. 10,558,953

WELDING SYSTEM PARAMETER COMPARISON SYSTEM AND METHOD

Illinois Tool Works Inc.,...

1. A metal fabrication resource performance monitoring method, comprising:acquiring data representative of arc on time and wire deposition quantity associated with metal fabrication operations of a plurality of metal fabrication resources;
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 page to a user viewable display.

US Pat. No. 10,558,948

TARGETED INSTANT MESSENGER BEHAVIORS EMPLOYED FOR OPTIMIZATION OF A CLIENT

OATH INC., New York, NY ...

1. A client device comprising:a processor; and
a storage medium for tangibly storing thereon program logic for execution by the processor, the stored program logic comprising:
collecting logic executed by the processor for collecting, at the client device, behavior vectors comprising user behavior information representing a user's past use of an application, information about core application program components installed on the client device for the application, information about optional application program components installed on the client device for the application, advertisements running on the client device and statistics about the advertisements, and client device information, the client device information comprising a physical location of the client device;
sending logic executed by the processor for sending a message comprising the collected behavior vectors to a remote update service of a server computing device, the collected behavior vectors including the client device information comprising the physical location of the client device being provided for use, by the remote update service of the server computing device, to selectively determine updates for the client device, the updates comprising one or more software updates, for the application, determined by the remote update service of the server computing device using the behavior vectors comprising the information about the core and optional application program components installed on the client device and the client device information, the updates further comprising updated advertisements;
receiving logic executed by the processor for receiving, from the remote update service of the server computing device, the updates determined by the remote update service of the server computing device using the behavior vectors, the updates comprising the one or more software updates for the application and updated advertisements; and
installing logic executed by the processor for installing the received one or more software updates on the client device.

US Pat. No. 10,558,907

ELECTRONIC BADGE TO AUTHENTICATE AND TRACK INDUSTRIAL VEHICLE OPERATOR

Crown Equipment Corporati...

1. A system for controlling an industrial vehicle comprising:a badge communicator that communicates with electronic badges that are in short range proximity of the industrial vehicle;
an operator badge that is worn by an operator of the industrial vehicle;
a controller coupled to memory, wherein the controller executes program code stored in the memory to control an operating state of the industrial vehicle based upon the operator badge, wherein the controller executes the program code to:
log the operator onto the industrial vehicle if the operator is determined to be authorized to operate the industrial vehicle based upon an identification provided by the operator badge;
pair the operator badge with the industrial vehicle upon determining that the operator is authorized to operate the industrial vehicle; and
control the industrial vehicle based upon a location of the operator badge relative to the industrial vehicle to:
enable the industrial vehicle for normal operation where the badge communicator detects that the operator badge is on the industrial vehicle;
place the industrial vehicle in a standby mode where the badge communicator detects that the operator badge is in proximity to the industrial vehicle, but not on the industrial vehicle; and
lock the industrial vehicle from use by another operator so long as the industrial vehicle is paired with the operator badge and the industrial vehicle is in the standby mode.

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. 10,558,869

LOCATION SPECIFYING APPARATUS AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM

Zenrin Co., Ltd., Kitaky...

1. A location specifying apparatus that specifies a location of a moving body, comprising:a first circuit configured to store information regarding a predetermined feature including location information of the predetermined feature, information regarding a position of a specific point on a road, and information indicating a correlation of the information regarding the predetermined feature to the information regarding the position of the specific point on the road; and
a second circuit configured:
to obtain image data ahead of the moving body;
to identify a location of the predetermined feature in an image expressed by the image data, based on the information regarding the position of the specific point on the road, the information indicating the correlation, and the information regarding the predetermined feature; and
to specify the location of the moving body, based on the identified location of the predetermined feature.

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. 10,558,849

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. 10,558,830

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ACTIVITY MONITORING

PillDrill, Inc., Las Veg...

1. An activity tag reader, comprising:a housing having a surface;
a display on the surface of the housing;
a scanner within the housing below the surface of the housing adapted and configured to detect a machine readable activity tag element positioned above the surface of the housing in proximity to the portion of the housing containing the scanner;
an icon on the surface of the housing to indicate a position of the scanner beneath the surface within the house;
a computer within the housing in communication with the scanner and the display including computer readable instructions to change the display in response to a detection of the machine readable activity tag element by the scanner; and
a bezel that forms an upper boundary of the activity tag reader around a portion of the surface of the housing containing the display and the icon, the bezel is in electronic communication with and responsive to electronic signals from the computer, wherein the bezel is configured to provide visual indications corresponding to operation, warnings, or feedback provided by the activity tag reader.

US Pat. No. 10,558,829

RADIO FREQUENCY MONITORING OF A SHOPPING FACILITY

Walmart Apollo, LLC, Ben...

1. A system for monitoring a shopping facility using transmitters, the system comprising:an array of receivers within the shopping facility configured to read transmitters coupled to products within the shopping facility;
an automated ground vehicle (AGV) having a sensor;
a control circuit in communication with the database, the array of receivers and the AGV, the control circuit configured to:
receive readings of transmitters from one or more of the receivers;
analyze the readings to identify the products associated with the transmitters;
determine locations of the products within the shopping facility;
monitor fluctuations of a read rate and signal strength of the readings over time for individual ones of the products to identify the presence of customers adjacent thereto to identify a predefined situation selected for investigation for a particular product;
command the AGV to investigate the particular product according to the predefined situation;
wherein the AGV is configured to:
navigate to a location of the particular product; and
operate the sensor to capture data as set forth in the predefined situation;
wherein at least one of the control circuit and the AGV is further configured to analyze the data to determine a next action.

US Pat. No. 10,558,824

APPLICATION REMOTING USING NETWORK VECTOR RENDERING

S2 Systems Corporation, ...

1. A computer-implemented method for improving one or more computer technologies, comprising:under control of a server computing device that is remotely located, separate, and distinct from a client computing device:
receiving from the client computing device a request to initiate a first remote application in the server computing device while the client computing device executes a client application, the request indicating one or more characteristics of the client computing device or the client application;
instantiating an instance of the first remote application in the server computing device, the server computing device having a rules engine;
executing the rules engine to determine a first appropriate interception technique for intercepting rendering commands from the first remote application instance based on evaluation of one or more hierarchical rules against one or more characteristics of the first remote application, the one or more characteristics of the client computing device, or the client application;
intercepting first render commands associated with the first remote application instance;
providing to the client computing device the first render commands to cause the client application to render one or more portions of the output of the first remote application instance based on the first render commands;
receiving from the client computing device an indication of a user action based on an event intercepted by the one or more files; and
causing the client application to update on the client computing device the output received from the first remote application instance by providing to the client computing device one or more second render commands based on the received indication of the user action.

US Pat. No. 10,558,755

AUTOMATED DOCUMENT ANALYSIS COMPRISING COMPANY NAME RECOGNITION

FREEDOM SOLUTIONS GROUP, ...

9. A system comprisingat least one processing device; and
memory operatively connected to the at least one processing device, the memory comprising executable instructions that when executed by the at least one processing device cause the at least one processing device to:
identify at least one company name occurrence in a body of text based on matching portions of the body of text with company names in a company identifier list;
update the company identifier list, wherein updating the company identifier list comprises adding the at least one company name occurrence to the company identifier list;
subsequent to updating the company identifier list, identify at least one additional company name occurrence in the body of text;
compare the at least one additional company name occurrence against an excluded company name list; and
subsequent to the comparison, omit the at least one additional company name occurrence from the company identifier list.

US Pat. No. 10,558,732

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD FOR EXECUTING A FUNCTION COMMON TO TWO ARCHIVE FILES

FUJI XEROX CO., LTD., To...

1. An information processing apparatus comprising:a processor programmed to:
receive a first archive file that includes first document data, and information regarding one or more first processing functions associated with the first document data, the first document data including respective pages, which include multiple pieces of data in a plurality of different data formats collated into the first archive file,
wherein the information regarding the one or more first processing functions includes information regarding an order in which the first processing functions are to be executed;
receive a second archive file that includes second document data, and information regarding one or more second processing functions associated with the second document data, the second document data including respective pages, which include multiple pieces of data in a plurality of different data formats collated into the second archive file,
wherein the information regarding the one or more second processing functions includes information regarding an order in which the one or more second processing functions are to be executed;
derive, from the information regarding the one or more first processing functions associated with the first document data, and the information regarding the one or more second processing functions associated with the second document data, one or more common processing functions that are included in each of the one or more first processing functions and the one or more second processing functions;
when the first archive file and the second archive file are selected and expanded by a user, cause a display to display one or more respective pages of the first document data and the second document data that are common to each of the archive files, and information regarding the one or more common processing functions that are common to each of the archive files;
execute the one or more common processing functions on the first document data and the second document data associated with the one or more common processing functions; and
update a piece of first document data and a piece of second document data based on a result of the execution of the one or more common processing functions.

US Pat. No. 10,558,719

APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR INSIGHT DISCOVERY AND PRESENTATION FROM STRUCTURED AND UNSTRUCTURED DATA

Quantifind, Inc., Menlo ...

1. A processor-implemented method, comprising: identifying primal data variables, including at least topic, demographic and brand; determining primal data variable trends over time;generating a plurality of insight records based on a relationship within a corpus of documents between the primal data variable trends for at least two primal data variables; filtering the insight records according to pre-filtering criteria; sorting the insight records according to ranking criteria;
identifying at least one insight natural language presentation template associated in memory with at least one of the plurality of insight records, the at least one insight natural language presentation template configured to generate a natural language report comprising the relationship between the primal data variable trends for the at least two primal data variables;
populating the at least one natural language presentation template with the at least two primal data variables and the primal data variable trends to yield the natural language report; and
providing the natural language report for display.

US Pat. No. 10,558,702

UNIFIED STORAGE SYSTEM FOR ONLINE IMAGE SEARCHING AND OFFLINE IMAGE ANALYTICS

BAIDU USA LLC, Sunnyvale...

1. A computer-implemented method for searching images, the method comprising:receiving at one or more processors of a master storage node a search query for searching images from a first client, the master storage node being coupled to a plurality of worker storage nodes over a storage network;
performing by the one or more processors of the master storage node a hash operation on one or more keywords of the search query using a first predetermined hash function to generate a first hash value;
identifying by the one or more processors of master storage node a first of the worker storage nodes based on the first hash value;
receiving a data analytics service request from a second client, wherein the data analytics service request is to be processed by the one or more processors of the master storage node offline, and
redirecting by the one or more processors of the master storage node the search query and the data analytics services request from the second client, to the first worker storage node to allow the first worker storage node to service the search query and the data analytics services request concurrently, wherein the first worker storage node;
identifies one or more first images from a first system memory of the first worker storage node based on the search query;
transmits the one or more first images to the first client;
identifies one or more second images from the first system memory of the first worker storage node for the data analytics services request,
wherein the identifying the one or more first images and the one or more second images occurs concurrently; and
transmits a data analytics result based on the one or more second images to the second client.

US Pat. No. 10,558,627

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CLEANSING AND DE-DUPLICATING DATA

LeanTaas, Inc., Santa Cl...

1. A computer-implemented method for cleansing and de-duplicating data in a database, the computer-implemented method comprising:identifying garbage records from a plurality of records in the database based on distinct data entries of data fields from each of the plurality of records;
applying cleansing rules to create a cleansed database by removing the garbage records and standardizing the distinct data entries;
for each pair of records in the cleansed database:
generating a similarity vector using one or more string matching algorithms, wherein the similarity vector corresponds to a pairwise comparison of the pair of records and each dimension of the similarity vector represents a similarity score between distinct data entries of one data field of the distinct records; and
labeling the similarity vector as a matched vector, an unmatched vector, or an unclassified vector by applying matching rules to the distinct data entries of the pair of records;
training a machine learning model to identify matched records in the cleansed database by analyzing the labelled similarity vectors labeled as matched vector and unmatched vectors;
applying the machine learning model to the unclassified vectors to label each of the unclassified vectors in the cleansed database as matched vector or unmatched vector;
processing all of the matched vectors in the cleansed database to create clusters of matched records; and
merging the matched records in each cluster to obtain a de-duplicated cleansed database using one or more predefined consolidated rules.

US Pat. No. 10,558,616

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PARTIAL GARBAGE COLLECTION IN FILESYSTEMS

1. A computing device, comprising:a storage device in which a program for operating a file system is stored; and
a processor configured to execute the program stored in the storage device, wherein
in response to execution of the program, when a write request upon a file to be stored in the storage device is generated, the processor:
calculates an overhead to be incurred for a file to be stored using a first file write method included in the file system, and an overhead to be incurred for the file to be stored using a second file write method included in the file system, where the overhead of the second file write method comprises calculating a processing time to conduct a checkpoint based on a first copying method of the second file write method, and a processing time to conduct a checkpoint based on a second copying method of the second file write method,
selects a file write method from among the file write methods that corresponds to a smallest overhead among the calculated overheads, and
records the file in the storage device by using the selected file write method,
wherein the file write methods include slack space recycling (SSR), internal-segment-copying-based garbage collection, and external-segment-copying-based garbage collection,
wherein the internal-segment-copying-based garbage collection comprises performing garbage collection on a segment into which the file is to be copied, and
wherein the external-segment-copying-based garbage collection comprises performing garbage collection on a segment different from the segment into which the file is to be copied.

US Pat. No. 10,558,522

DYNAMIC MULTI-STAGE DECODING

Western Digital Technolog...

1. A machine-implemented method, comprising:selecting a preliminary read-level voltage from a sequence of read-level voltages based on a decoding success indicator;
executing a preliminary hard decoding operation to decode raw data read from a plurality of memory cells using the preliminary read-level voltage;
returning decoded data from the preliminary hard decoding operation when the preliminary hard decoding operation is successful;
when the preliminary hard decoding operation is unsuccessful:
executing a multi-stage decoding operation to decode raw data read from the plurality of memory cells using the sequence of read-level voltages; and
returning decoded data from the multi-stage decoding operation upon completion of the multi-stage decoding operation; and
maintaining the decoding success indicator based on results of the preliminary hard decoding operation or the multi-stage decoding operation,
wherein when a first hard decoding operation using a first read-level voltage of the sequence of read-level voltages is unsuccessful, a next decoding operation that follows the first hard decoding operation is a first soft decoding operation regardless of whether a second hard decoding operation is available,
wherein the first soft decoding operation is associated with the first read-level voltage,
wherein when the first soft decoding operation is performed, the first soft decoding operation is performed without re-reading the plurality of memory cells,
wherein when the first soft decoding operation is unsuccessful, the first soft decoding operation is followed by a second soft decoding operation associated with the first read-level voltage,
wherein when the second soft decoding operation is performed, the second soft decoding operation is performed without re-reading the plurality of memory cells,
wherein the first hard decoding operation is (a) the preliminary hard decoding operation or (b) a hard decoding operation of the multi-stage decoding operation, and
wherein the first read-level voltage is (x) the preliminary read-level voltage or (y) a respective read-level voltage, from the sequence of read-level voltages, corresponding to a stage of the multi-stage decoding operation.

US Pat. No. 10,558,514

ERROR HANDLING IN A CLOUD BASED HYBRID APPLICATION INTEGRATION

International Business Ma...

1. A computer-implemented method for error standardization, the method comprising:receiving at least one error schema definition for an error type from a software application,
wherein the at least one error schema definition for the error type includes at least one generic property name;
mapping the received at least one error schema definition with a corresponding error schema definition of at least one architecture style,
wherein the corresponding error schema definition of the at least one architecture style includes at least one architecture-specific property name;
generating an error mapping object based on the mapping of the received at least one error schema definition and the corresponding error schema definition of the at least one architecture style;
receiving an error object from the software application; and
generating a resolved error object, for the received error object, based on the generated error mapping object.

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. 10,558,512

BALLAST WATER TANK RECIRCULATION TREATMENT SYSTEM

Xylem IP Holdings LLC, R...

1. A ballast water tank recirculation treatment system for treating ballast water on a vessel, comprising:a ballast tank configured to contain ballast water;
a UV chamber being coupled to the ballast tank via transfer piping for receiving the ballast water;
a pump configured to dispense the ballast water to and from the ballast tank and the UV chamber via the transfer piping;
a UV probe coupled to the UV chamber, configured to sense the presence of bacteria or algae in the ballast water received in the UV chamber, and provide sensed signaling containing information about the presence of bacteria or algae sensed in the ballast water in the UV chamber;
at least one variable fluorescence device coupled to the transfer piping, configured to receive control signaling and provide variable ultraviolet (UV) light targeting the bacteria or algae present in the ballast water flowing in the transfer piping, based upon the control signaling received; and
a control device or controller having a signal processor or signal processing module configured to:
receive and store the sensed signaling; and
determine and provide the control signaling containing information about a variable fluorescence treatment that provides the variable ultraviolet (UV) light for targeting and controlling the bacteria or algae present in the ballast water flowing in the ballast water tank recirculation treatment system, based at least partly on the sensed signaling received and stored.

US Pat. No. 10,558,430

NEURAL NETWORK ENGINE

FotoNation Limited, Galw...

1. A neural network engine configured to receive at least one M×N window of floating point number values corresponding to a pixel of an input map and a corresponding set of M×N floating point number kernel values for a neural network layer of a neural network, the neural network engine comprising:a plurality of M×N floating point multipliers, each floating point multiplier having a first operand input configured to be connected to an input map value and a second operand input configured to be connected to a corresponding kernel value;
pairs of multipliers within said M×N floating point multipliers providing respective floating point number outputs to respective input nodes of a tree of nodes, each node of said tree being configured to provide a floating point number output corresponding to either: a larger of inputs of said node; or a sum of said inputs, one output node of said tree providing a first input of an output logic, and an output of one of said M×N floating point multipliers providing a second input of said output logic;
wherein when said engine is configured to process a convolution layer of the neural network, each of said kernel values comprises a trained value for said layer, said nodes of the tree are configured to sum their inputs and said output logic is configured to sum its first and second inputs, to apply an activation function to said sum and to provide an output of said activation function as an output of said output logic;
wherein when said engine is configured to process an average pooling layer of the neural network, each of said kernel values comprises a value corresponding to 1/(M×N), said nodes of the tree are configured to sum their inputs and said output logic is configured to sum its first and second inputs and to provide said sum as said output of said output logic; and
wherein when said engine is configured to process a max pooling layer of the neural network, each of said kernel values comprises a value equal to 1, said nodes of the tree are configured to output a larger of their inputs and said output logic is configured to output a larger of its first and second inputs as said output of said output logic.

US Pat. No. 10,558,390

PROBABALISTIC COMMAND AGING AND SELECTION

SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC, ...

1. A storage system, comprising:a persistent storage medium;
a memory device operable to queue input/output (I/O) commands having at least first and second priorities with the first priority being higher than the second priority; and
a controller operable to establish an execution time limit that defines a period of time in which a queued second priority I/O command to the persistent storage medium is to execute,
wherein the controller is further operable to establish a performance degradation value that decreases I/O processing performance of the storage system, overrides the execution time limit of the queued second priority I/O command, and increases a probability of executing the queued second priority I/O command,
the controller being further operable to calculate an actual performance loss based on the established performance degradation value to extend the execution time limit for the queued second priority I/O command, to calculate a probability of timeout for the queued second priority I/O command based on the actual performance loss, and to use the probability of timeout as an index to a table of probabilities to identify the extended execution time limit for the queued second priority I/O command, the timeout leading to a first-in-first-out servicing of the I/O commands.

US Pat. No. 10,558,368

MEMORY SYSTEM AND OPERATING METHOD OF THE MEMORY SYSTEM

SK hynix Inc., Gyeonggi-...

1. A memory system, comprising:a plurality of memory devices;
a host controller suitable for generating a plurality of internal read commands based on an external read command, a size of read-requested data corresponding to the external read command and a minimum read size allowed in each of the plurality of memory devices; and
a memory controller suitable for:
sequentially generating a plurality of memory read commands, each corresponding to each internal read command,
checking whether operations in response to current and following internal read commands are carried out in an interleaved way, and
performing an interleaved read operation to the memory devices according to the sequentially generated memory read commands,
wherein, when a continuous check mode is activated, the memory controller generates and checks a following memory read command while a read operation according to a current memory read command is performed.

US Pat. No. 10,558,367

ADAPTIVE TRANSACTION LAYER PACKET FOR LATENCY BALANCING

WESTERN DIGITAL TECHNOLOG...

1. A method of accessing data by a storage device with reduced latency, comprising:triggering a controller of the storage device for issuing a host read request;
determining if latency is critical for completion of the host read request; and
issuing the host read request in a dynamic host read request size if latency is critical, wherein the dynamic host read request size is lower than a static maximum read request size, wherein the host read request is part of a forced unit access write operation.

US Pat. No. 10,558,338

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING RESPONSES TO AND DRAWINGS FOR MEDIA CONTENT

FACEBOOK, INC., Menlo Pa...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving, by a computing system, a media content item captured by a camera;
detecting, by the computing system, an initiation of a drawing to the media content item;
providing, by the computing system, a first drawing option presented in a first dimension, wherein a first current state of the first drawing option is selectable via progression along a touchscreen display in the first dimension;
providing, by the computing system, a second drawing option presented in a second dimension wherein a second current state of the second drawing option is selectable via progression along the touchscreen display in the second dimension;
providing, by the computing system, a third drawing option that is selectable based on a length of time a user contacts the touchscreen display; and
drawing on the media content item based on the selected options, wherein
the first drawing option, the second drawing option, and the third drawing option are selectable by a single, continuous interaction with the touchscreen display, and
the third drawing option allows a user to select a drawing tool type from a plurality of drawing tool types, the plurality of drawing tool types including at least one of: a paint brush, a water color brush, a marker, a crayon, a pencil, a pen, an airbrush, or a spray paint.

US Pat. No. 10,558,314

REDUNDANT RESISTIVE TOUCH PANEL

American Panel Corporatio...

1. A touch panel assembly having redundancy measures comprising:a unitary housing comprising a sealed gasket;
an undivided electronic display located within said unitary housing and adapted to display an image;
a resistive touch panel located within said unitary housing and comprising a pair of adjoining, independently operable, seamless grid sections and a series of touch input receivers;
a first and second input/output device in communication with said electronic display and each of said seamless grid sections; and
a channel comprising shielding and extending from within the unitary housing to an area outside of the unitary housing, wherein said first and second input/output devices extend through said channel;
wherein said sealed gasket secures said resistive touch panel above and in parallel with said electronic display in a sealed environment;
wherein said series of receivers are placed around the edge of said pair of grid sections to receive signals generated therefrom;
wherein the electronic display is a liquid crystal display;
wherein each of said seamless grid sections are comprised of a series of electronic circuits;
wherein each of the electronic circuits comprises a zener diode in parallel with a number of capacitors where each capacitor is in series with an inductor, followed by and in parallel with another zener diode.

US Pat. No. 10,558,313

LOW POWER CAPACITIVE SENSOR BUTTON

Cypress Semiconductor Cor...

1. A method comprising:operating a sensing block in a first mode and a second mode during a sensor monitoring period;
receiving a plurality of trigger signals;
responsive to each trigger signal, of the plurality of trigger signals, transitioning the sensing block from operating in the first mode to operating in the second mode, said transitioning comprising turning on power to one or more portions of the sensing block;
operating the sensing block in the second mode, said operating comprising performing a plurality of sensor scans during a plurality of sensing periods of the monitoring period;
based on performing a first scan during a first sensing period, of the plurality of sensing periods, transitioning from operating the sensing block in the second mode to operating the sensing block in the first mode, said transitioning comprising turning off the power to the one or more portions of the sensing block; and
based on performing a second scan during a second sensing period, of the plurality of sensing periods, transitioning a processing module from operating in a first processing mode to operating in a second processing mode.

US Pat. No. 10,558,301

PROJECTION DISPLAY UNIT

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A projection display apparatus, comprising:a projection optical section that includes:
an illuminator configured to supply illumination light;
a projection lens; and
a light valve configured to:
modulate the illumination light supplied from the illuminator; and
output the modulated illumination light toward the projection lens;
a polarization separation device between the light valve and the projection lens;
a detection optical section that includes:
an imaging device; and
a reduction optical section, wherein the reduction optical section is between the imaging device and the polarization separation device; and
a transmittance adjuster between the polarization separation device and the imaging device, wherein
the imaging device is configured to receive light via the projection lens and the polarization separation device, wherein the light is obtained based on an invisible light.

US Pat. No. 10,558,281

TOUCH SENSOR PANEL HAVING AN INDEX MATCHING PASSIVATION LAYER

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A stackup for contacting a touch sensor panel adhesive layer and conductive material layer, comprising:a first index matching passivation layer configured for contacting the adhesive layer at a first interface; and
a second index matching passivation layer adjacent to the first index matching passivation layer and configured for contacting the conductive material layer at a second interface;
wherein the first index matching passivation layer is selected to have a first refractive index to produce a percentage reflectance at the first interface of less than 1%; and
wherein the second index matching passivation layer is selected to have a second refractive index to produce a percentage reflectance at the second interface of less than 1%.

US Pat. No. 10,558,278

INTERACTING WITH AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE THROUGH PHYSICAL MOVEMENT

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a display screen;
a tilt sensor;
one or more processors; and
memory storing one or more programs configured to be executed by the one or more processors, the one or more programs including instructions for:
displaying a first item at a first position on the display screen and a second item at a second position on the display screen, the first position and second position corresponding to positions along a line substantially perpendicular to an axis of rotation of the electronic device;
receiving a tilt sensor input associated with movement of the electronic device;
in accordance with a determination that the tilt sensor input corresponds to a rotation of the electronic device in a first direction around the axis of rotation from a neutral position to a first position:
moving the first item from the first position on the display screen to a third position along the line substantially perpendicular to the axis of rotation; and
in accordance with a determination that the tilt sensor input corresponds to a rotation of the electronic device in a second direction opposite the first direction around the axis of rotation from the neutral position to a second position:
moving the second item from the second position on the display screen to a fourth position along the line substantially perpendicular to the axis of rotation.

US Pat. No. 10,558,272

GESTURE CONTROL VIA EYE TRACKING, HEAD TRACKING, FACIAL EXPRESSIONS AND OTHER USER ACTIONS

Uday Parshionikar, Mason...

1. A computer implemented method of controlling an electronic device by a user, the computer implemented method comprising:monitoring motions of the user's head;
monitoring user's eye gaze;
when the motions of the user's head reach or cross a first head motion threshold to go outside a head motion tolerance zone, generating one or more first commands to move an object of interest (OOI) in accordance to the user's eye gaze; and
when the motions of the user's head stay within the head motion tolerance zone, not generating the one or more first commands to move the OOI in accordance to the user's eye gaze;wherein the OOI is affected by the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,558,269

DEVICE FOR PROVIDING CUTANEOUS SENSATIONS TO A FINGERTIP

ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ...

1. A device for providing cutaneous sensations to a fingertip, the device comprising:a lower base;
an upper platform positioned over the lower base and mechanically connected to the lower base, the upper platform being selectively vertically translatable relative to the lower base to provide a compressive force to the fingertip when the fingertip is positioned between the upper platform and the lower base; and
a shear plate positioned between the lower base and the upper platform and mechanically connected to the lower base, the shear plate being selectively laterally translatable relative to the lower base to provide a shear force to the fingertip when the fingertip is positioned between the upper platform and the lower base.

US Pat. No. 10,558,268

DEVICE, METHOD, AND USER INTERFACE FOR PROCESSING INTENSITY OF TOUCH CONTACT

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. A non-transitory computer readable storage medium storing one or more programs, the one or more programs comprising instructions, which when executed by an electronic device having a display, and a plurality of input devices including a first input device that is configured to generate tactile outputs in response to inputs and a second input device that is configured to generate tactile outputs, cause the electronic device to:receive an indication of an input detected by a respective input device of the plurality of input devices;
in response to receiving the indication of the input, provide information describing the input, including information identifying the respective input device, to an application running on the device that enables the application to react to the input;
receive a reaction to the input from the application that indicates that a tactile output is to be generated in response to the input; and
in response to receiving the reaction to the input from the application, cause the generation of a respective tactile output, wherein:
in accordance with a determination that the reaction was triggered by the first input device, the respective tactile output is generated at the first input device based on the reaction to the input from the application; and
in accordance with a determination that the reaction was triggered by the second input device, the respective tactile output is generated at the second input device based on the reaction to the input from the application.

US Pat. No. 10,558,246

CHASSIS DEVICE, AND COVER STRUCTURE AND MAGNETIC SECURING MECHANISM THEREOF

COOLER MASTER TECHNOLOGY ...

1. A magnetic securing mechanism for securing a first member to a second member, comprising:a first magnetic member positioned on one of the first and second members;
a second magnetic member positioned on the other one of the first and second members;
a movable sleeve, sheathed on the second magnetic member, and capable of sliding with respect to the second magnetic member;
an elastic element, pushing and driving the movable sleeve to move away from the second magnetic member to restore its original position; and
a third magnetic member, fixed to the movable sleeve, and configured to magnetically interact with the first and second magnetic members;
wherein the magnetic securing mechanism is positioned between 1) a closed position, wherein the first magnetic member and the second magnetic member are attracted to each side of the third magnetic member and the magnetic attraction force between the second magnetic member and the third magnetic member being greater than the elastic restoring force of the elastic element 2) a middle position, wherein an external force detach the attraction between the second magnetic member and the third magnetic member and maintain the first magnetic member attracted to the third magnetic member; and 3) an open position, where further application of the external force detach the attraction between the first and third magnetic members.

US Pat. No. 10,558,225

UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE DRAG AUGMENTATION BY REVERSE PROPELLER ROTATION

AEROVIRONMENT, INC., Sim...

1. A system comprising:an air vehicle;
at least one motor of the air vehicle;
at least one propeller comprising at least one blade having a constant pitch angle, wherein the at least one motor drives the at least one propeller; and
an autopilot configured to:
generate an input to effect a change in a descent angle of the air vehicle via direction of rotation reversal of the at least one propeller, wherein the generated descent angle input rotates the at least one propeller in a direction of rotation for generating forward air vehicle thrust; and
generate an input to effect a change in the trim of the air vehicle, wherein the generated trim input reduces an angle-of-attack of the air vehicle below an angle sufficient to maintain level flight such that a constant forward airspeed is maintained in descent and a stall condition is avoided.

US Pat. No. 10,558,221

METHOD FOR ASSISTING IN A PARKING OPERATION FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE, DRIVER ASSISTANCE SYSTEM AND A MOTOR VEHICLE

Valeo Schalter und Sensor...

1. A method for assisting in a parking operation for a motor vehicle using a driver assistance system, comprising:obtaining a point of interest based on a current setting of the motor vehicle by actively surveying all surrounding areas next to the motor vehicle and identifying the point of interest based on a current position of the motor vehicle relative to the point of interest;
determining a parking path along which the motor vehicle is parked into a parking space or driven out of the parking space, the parking path being determined based on a distance from the motor vehicle to the point of interest;
capturing image data about surroundings of the motor vehicle using at least one optical capture device of the driver assistance system;
processing the image data to produce an image which shows a perspective view of at least one surrounding area of all the surrounding areas next to the motor vehicle, wherein the image is produced based on the current position of the motor vehicle on the parking path and the distance from the motor vehicle to the point of interest;
instantaneously determining the perspective view based on the current position of the motor vehicle on the parking path and the distance from the motor vehicle to the point of interest;
determining a direction of view based on the current position of the motor vehicle;
determining a field of view based on a current speed of the motor vehicle;
setting the direction of view and the field of view; and
displaying the image on a display device,
wherein:
the image comprises the motor vehicle at a fixed location, or statically, while the at least one surrounding area moves, and the perspective view changes, to focus on the point of interest, the motor vehicle at the fixed location being displayed showing all perspective boundaries from an obliquely downward view in which the point of interest and the at least one surrounding area are located behind the motor vehicle,
the display device displays the perspective view centred in the point of interest even when the point of interest is:
behind the motor vehicle, and/or
contrary to a direction of motion of the motor vehicle,
the direction of view and the field of view of the perspective view are continuously altered over time in response to a remaining distance of the motor vehicle on the parking path being below a prescribed minimum,
in response to the remaining distance of the motor vehicle on the parking path being below the prescribed minimum, the perspective view is shown from a different direction of view directly above a vehicle vertical axis, and
the perspective view includes the image of at least one portion of the motor vehicle and corresponding immediate surroundings of the at least one portion of the motor vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,558,195

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR MACHINE LEARNING PREDICTIONS OF MANUFACTURE PROCESSES

XOMETRY, INC., Gaithersb...

1. A system for predictions of manufacturing processes, comprising:a graphical user interface tool including computerized instructions for receiving, at a compute device, an electronic file including a digital model representative of a physical object to be manufactured;
an object analysis engine including computerized instructions for generating, from the digital model, a first set of parameters associated with the physical object;
a first machine learning engine including computerized instructions for generating a second set of parameters associated with the physical object from at least the first set of parameters; and
a second machine learning engine including computerized instructions for producing at least one predictive value associated with manufacturing the physical object, based at least in part upon the second set of parameters, and based at least in part upon one or more neural network machine learning models;
wherein at least one of the one or more neural network machine learning models is a regression model;
wherein the at least one predictive value corresponds to predicted cost; and
wherein the graphical user interface tool further includes computerized instructions for providing to a user responsive information associated with manufacturing the physical object, the responsive information being based upon the at least one predictive value.

US Pat. No. 10,558,124

DISCRETE SOURCE MASK OPTIMIZATION

ASML Netherlands B.V., V...

1. A method comprising:generating, by a hardware computer system, a discrete pupil profile based on a desired pupil profile designed for imaging a portion of a design layout onto a substrate using a lithographic projection apparatus;
selecting a discrete change, from among a plurality of different discrete changes, to the discrete pupil profile, wherein the selecting further comprises calculating an estimated change in a value of a cost function for each of the plurality of discrete changes;
applying, by the hardware computer system, the selected discrete change to the discrete pupil profile; and
generating electronic data, based on the discrete profile to which the selected discrete change has been applied, for use in configuring an optical component of, or for, the lithographic projection apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,558,066

LIGHT SHIELDING DEVICE FOR VEHICLE THAT SHIELDS LIGHT FROM OUTSIDE THE VEHICLE

HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., T...

1. A light shielding device for a vehicle, comprising:a light shielding unit having a plurality of liquid crystal panels that receive light from outside the vehicle to enable a light transmittance thereof to be changed; and
a sensor unit that includes:
a housing having a front wall part and a rear wall part that is located downstream of the front wall part in a transmission direction of light;
a pinhole formed in the front wall part; and
a plurality of light receiving elements that are provided on the rear wall part so as to receive the light from outside of the vehicle through the pinhole from independently of the liquid crystal panels, wherein
the light shielding unit allows the plurality of liquid crystal panels to change the light transmittance to perform light-shielding, based on light-receiving states of the plurality of light receiving elements that are associated with the liquid crystal panels wherein the front wall part and the rear wall part define an interior of the housing, the plurality of light receiving elements are provided on the rear wall part in the interior of the housing, and the liquid crystal panels are disposed external to the housing with respect to the interior of the housing; wherein a portion of the light from outside of the vehicle which passes through the pinhole and is received by the plurality of light receiving elements is not received by the liquid crystal panels, and a portion of the light from outside of the vehicle which is received by the liquid crystal panels does not pass through the pinhole to be received by the plurality of light receiving elements.

US Pat. No. 10,557,972

LAMELLAR PARTICLES HAVING DIFFERENT PROPERTIES IN DIFFERENT AREAS AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE

VIAVI SOLUTIONS INC., Sa...

1. A lamellar particle, comprising:an inner core of a first material; and
an external layer of a second material that is different from the first material;
an unconverted portion of the lamellar particle, wherein the unconverted portion includes an unconverted inner core and any unconverted external layer;
a converted portion of the lamellar particle disposed external to a surface of the unconverted portion, wherein the converted portion includes a chemical compound of the first material and the second material, wherein the converted portion includes any converted inner core and a converted external layer, and wherein the converted portion has a property different from a property of the unconverted portion.

US Pat. No. 10,557,969

OPTICAL COMPONENT, SENSOR AND METHOD FOR MEASURING AN EXPANSION AND/OR A TEMPERATURE

1. An optical component comprising a substrate having a first refractive index and comprising elements having a second refractive index, whereinthe optical component comprises at least one optical metamaterial, including a plurality of pixels, each pixel comprising a region having any of the first or the second refractive index, and wherein
the substrate comprises at least one first polymer and said regions having the second refractive index comprise a second polymer, the first polymer being different than the second polymer.

US Pat. No. 10,557,965

DEVICE, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR DETECTING HUMAN PRESENCE

STMICROELECTRONICS (GRENO...

1. A device, comprising:an optical source configured to transmit an optical pulse in accordance with a timing budget and a ranging period, the timing budget corresponding to a duration in time during which a distance is measured, by the device, from the device to a target, the ranging period corresponding to a period of time between consecutive distance measurements by the device;
an optical sensor configured to receive a reflection of the optical pulse;
a processor configured to determine a parameter corresponding to a quantitative change in the distance between the device and the target, the quantitative change corresponding to distances measured by the device based on the reflection of the optical pulse over consecutive distance measurements by the device; and
a controller configured to generate a first control signal based on the parameter, the first control signal being configured to set the timing budget and the ranging period for a subsequent transmission of the optical pulse by the optical source.

US Pat. No. 10,557,938

SENSOR SYSTEM, MOTOR VEHICLE, AND METHOD FOR CLEANING AN ULTRASONIC SENSOR

VALEO Schalter und Sensor...

1. A sensor system for distance measuring for a motor vehicle, comprising:at least one ultrasonic sensor with a sensor housing and at least one membrane with a membrane diameter that is capable of being electrically stimulated into vibrations, and
a control unit for controlling the at least one membrane and for detecting vibrations of the at least one membrane, wherein the control unit is configured to stimulate in a measuring mode the at least one membrane into vibrations with a measuring frequency and a measuring amplitude,
characterized in that
the control unit is configured to stimulate the at least one membrane in a cleaning mode into such vibrations that the sensor housing is put into vibrations with a housing amplitude that amounts to at least 1% of the membrane diameter.

US Pat. No. 10,557,935

DETERMINING A STATE OF A VEHICLE AND ASSISTING A DRIVER IN DRIVING THE VEHICLE

Volkswagen AG, (DE)

1. A method for determining a state of a transportation vehicle being either a critical state or a non-critical state, wherein the transportation vehicle includes a sensor for detecting another transportation vehicle in a vicinity of the transportation vehicle on a roadway, wherein the another transportation vehicle is traveling in the same direction as the transportation vehicle, in an adjacent lane on the right or on the left of the lane in which the transportation vehicle is travelling, the method comprising:determining a speed of the transportation vehicle; and
determining the vehicle state as critical or non-critical depending on a detection range of the sensor, on the determined speed of the transportation vehicle, and detection of the another vehicle within a speed-dependent minimum spacing in front of or behind the transportation vehicle,
wherein, detection of the another vehicle is based on evaluating-measured values of the sensor to determine a spacing between the transportation vehicle and the another transportation vehicle,
wherein the transportation vehicle is determined to be in the critical state based on the another transportation vehicle being within the minimum spacing in front of or behind the transportation vehicle for an impermissible period of time, and
wherein, the transportation vehicle is determined to be in the critical state based on a position of a virtual vehicle traveling relative to the transportation vehicle in response to no other vehicle being detected within the range of the sensor, wherein the virtual vehicle is positioned at a spacing away from the transportation vehicle that corresponds to the range of the sensor.

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. 10,557,890

BATTERY CAPACITY MONITOR

Texas Instruments Incorpo...

1. A battery monitor comprising:a processor; and
a storage device coupled to the processor, the storage device storing instructions,
which upon being implemented by the processor, cause the processor to:
retrieve a predetermined voltage threshold of a battery, the predetermined voltage threshold greater than an end of discharge voltage (EDV) of the battery;
receive a measured voltage and a measured current of the battery;
rescale the measured current to generate a rescale current based on a comparison between the measured voltage and the predetermined voltage threshold; and
estimate a state of charge (SOC) of the battery based on the rescale current.

US Pat. No. 10,557,883

LEAKAGE CURRENT DETECTION AND PROTECTION DEVICE FOR POWER CORD

Chengli Ll, Suzhou (CN)

6. A power cord leakage current detection and protection device, comprising:a switch unit, configured to control electrical connection between an input end and an output end of the device;
a leakage current protection unit, which includes a switch drive module and a leakage current detection module, the switch drive module configured to control the switch unit based on a leakage current signal detected by the leakage current detection module, wherein the leakage current detection module includes:
a leakage current detection line, configured to detect whether a leakage current is present on a first power supply line and/or a second power supply line; and
an open circuit detection unit, which includes a first detection module and a second detection module, wherein the leakage current detection line is coupled via the first detection module to one of the first power supply line and the second power supply line, and the second detection module is coupled to another one of the first power supply line and the second power supply line;
wherein at least the first detection module and the leakage current protection unit form a test current loop, the test current loop configured to cause the switch drive module to control the switch unit to disconnect the electrical connection when the first detection module and/or the leakage current detection line has an open circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,557,866

PROBE SEAT OF VERTICAL PROBE DEVICE

MPI CORPORATION, Chu-Pei...

1. A probe seat of a vertical probe device, the probe seat comprising:a lower die having a plurality of lower probe holes for a plurality of probes to be respectively inserted therethrough;
a middle die fixed on the lower die and having at least one through trough for the plurality of probes to be inserted therethrough, each of the lower probe holes being located below the through trough of the middle die;
at least one upper die fixed on the middle die and having a plurality of upper probe holes located above the through trough of the middle die for the plurality of probes to be respectively inserted therethrough; and
at least one reinforcing die fixedly disposed in said at least one through trough and having a plurality of middle probe holes for the probes to be respectively inserted therethrough;
wherein said at least one reinforcing die is fixed on the lower die by at least one screw;
wherein the lower die has a plurality of protrusions located in the through trough of the middle die; said at least one reinforcing die is fixed on the protrusions of the lower die by said at least one screw.

US Pat. No. 10,557,789

NANOSCALE INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY WITH MULTI-FREQUENCY ATOMIC FORCE MICROSCOPY

Bruker Nano, Inc., Santa...

1. A method for obtaining spectroscopic information about a sub-micron region of a sample on a sample mount using an atomic force microscope, the method comprising:a) Interacting a probe of the atomic force microscope (AFM) with the sub-micron region of the sample;
b) Illuminating the sample with a top down beam of radiation;
c) Measuring a response of the AFM probe due to absorption of incident radiation at a plurality of radiation wavelengths;
d) Determining the AFM probe response at a plurality of AFM probe oscillation frequencies;
e) Decomposing the AFM probe response at the plurality of AFM probe oscillation frequencies into sub-micron sample region components at about an apex of a tip of the probe, and background components, and use the sub-micron sample region components to calculate spectroscopic information about the sub-micron region of the sample, wherein the background components are caused by absorption of the radiation by at least one of a cantilever of the probe, part of the tip of the probe away from the tip apex, and a region of the sample away from the tip apex; and
f) Storing a representation of the spectroscopic information on a machine readable medium.

US Pat. No. 10,557,766

TORQUE SENSOR FOR DETECTING OCCURRENCE OF METAL FATIGUE IN AN ELASTIC BODY

TRI-FORCE MANAGEMENT CORP...

1. A torque sensor detecting a torque around a Z axis in an XYZ three-dimensional coordinate system, the torque sensor comprising:an annular deformation body made of a material elastically deformable by action of a torque to be detected and having a through opening through which the Z axis passes;
a first supporting body connected to the annular deformation body at two first portions where the annular deformation body meets an XZ plane;
a second supporting body connected to the annular deformation body at two second portions where the annular deformation body includes the Z axis and meets a plane, different from the XZ plane, the second supporting body being rotatable around the Z axis with respect to the first supporting body;
a displacement electrode arranged to the annular deformation body and causes displacement by elastic deformation of the annular deformation body;
a fixed electrode arranged at a position opposing the displacement electrode in the first supporting body; and
a detection circuit that outputs an electrical signal representing the torque around the Z axis, acting on one of the first supporting body and the second supporting body while a load is applied to the other, based on a variation amount of a capacitance value of a capacitive element consisting of the displacement electrode and the fixed electrode,
wherein the annular deformation body includes a high elastic portion and a low elastic portion having a spring constant smaller than a spring constant of the high elastic portion,
the capacitive element includes a first capacitive element and a second capacitive element,
the first capacitive element is configured of the displacement electrode and the fixed electrode which are arranged at a first position in the high elastic portion where a spacing distance between the annular deformation body and the first supporting body changes when the torque around the Z axis acts,
the second capacitive element is configured of the displacement electrode and the fixed electrode which are arranged at a second position in the low elastic portion where the spacing distance between the annular deformation body and the first supporting body changes when the torque around the Z axis acts, and
the detection circuit outputs a first electric signal corresponding to a capacitance value of the first capacitive element and a second electric signal corresponding to a capacitance value of the second capacitive element as electric signals indicating the acting torque, and determines whether the torque sensor functions normally based on a ratio between the first electric signal and the second electric signal.

US Pat. No. 10,557,736

PREDICTIVE DIAGNOSTICS SYSTEMS AND METHODS USING VACUUM PRESSURE CONTROL VALVES

MKS Instruments, Inc., A...

1. A method for calibrating a valve in a vacuum system, comprising:measuring conductance of the valve as a function of angular valve position;
determining a conductance map or function for the valve by comparing the measured valve conductance to a predefined metric of conductance versus angular valve position;
storing the conductance calibration map or function for use during operation of the valve, wherein a difference between the measured valve conductance and the predefined metric of conductance versus angular valve position is used in determining the conductance map or function;
during operation, receiving a set point angular valve position based on a desired conductance of the valve, and setting actual angular valve position of the valve based on the received set point angular valve position and the difference between the measured valve conductance and the predefined metric of conductance versus angular valve position;
determining an actual system conductance and determining a difference between the actual system conductance and a reference system conductance for the system; and
generating a diagnostic indication of a fault in the system, the diagnostic indication being based on the actual angular valve position of the valve and the difference between the actual system conductance and the reference system conductance for the system; wherein
if the actual angular valve position is relatively low and the actual system conductance is greater than the reference system conductance, in a low-conductance valve, the diagnostic indication is that a flapper seal of the low-conductance valve is worn.

US Pat. No. 10,557,731

SENSOR APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MEASURING FLOW

XSENS AS, Bergen (NO)

1. A flow sensor apparatus, comprising:a transducer arrangement arranged to be non-invasively disposed at least partially around an external surface of a wall of a conduit for guiding a flow, wherein
the transducer arrangement is operable to stimulate waves in off-centre chordal paths within the flow, wherein the stimulated waves in the off-centre chordal paths that interact with the flow include information which characterizes off-centre properties of the flow;
the transducer arrangement is operable to excite helically propagating acoustic Lamb waves within the wall of the conduit and stimulate the waves of the off-centre chordal paths within the flow by leaking acoustical energy from the helically propagating acoustic Lamb waves; and
the transducer arrangement is operable to receive the waves of the off-centre chordal paths, helically re-entering the wall of the conduit, and further propagating helically as guided acoustic Lamb waves into the transducer arrangement.

US Pat. No. 10,557,725

MAGNETORESISTIVE WHEATSTONE MEASURING BRIDGE AND ANGLE SENSOR HAVING AT LEAST TWO SUCH MEASURING BRIDGES

SENSITEC GMBH, Lahnau (D...

1. Magnetoresistive Wheatstone bridge comprising two bridge branches connected in parallel between a supply potential Vb, two series-connected resistor arrangements R1 and R3 or R2 and R4 arranged in each bridge branch with an interposed measuring potential Vout, and the resistor arrangements R1 and R4 or R2 and R3 of the two bridge branches being diagonally opposite and at least two magnetoresistive resistor arrangements R1, R2, R3, R4 having a magnetically sensitive preferred direction, the preferred directions of diagonally opposing magnetoresistive resistor arrangements of the bridge branches R1 and R4 or R2 and R3 differing from one another by an angle other than 0° or 180, wherein the preferred directions of the series-connected resistor arrangements R1 and R3 or R2 and R4 of each bridge branch are oriented antiparallel, or the preferred directions of the resistor arrangements R1 and R2 or R3 and R4 situated opposite one another in pairs in the bridge branches are oriented nonparallel.

US Pat. No. 10,557,702

ARTICULATING HEAD FOR OPTICAL PROBES, COORDINATE MEASURING SYSTEM, AND TOOL HOLDER

TESA SARL, Renens (CH)

1. Articulating probe head for orienting an optical coordinate probe, comprising, a support releasably connectable to a positioning platform of a coordinate measuring machine, a first rotor rotatably connected to the support for rotation about a first axis, a second rotor, rotatably connected to the first rotor for rotation about a second axis perpendicular to the first axis, a distal connector for releasably connecting an optical coordinate probe, a first motor and a second motor, for rotating the first, respectively second rotors about the first respectively second axis, and an optical fiber, connecting a first optical port in the distal connector, for connection to the optical coordinate probe, to a second optical port in the support, for connection to the CMM.

US Pat. No. 10,557,697

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO DIGITIZE CYLINDER HEAD COMBUSTION CHAMBERS

Paradyne Technologies Inc...

1. A computer numerical control machine comprising:a touch probe;
one or more memory units each operable to store at least one program; and
at least one processor communicatively coupled to the one or more memory units, in which the at least one program, when executed by the at least one processor, causes the at least one processor to perform the steps of:
receiving combustion chamber characteristics of the cylinder head combustion chamber;
receiving probe measurement variables that are used by the touch probe to measure the cylinder head combustion chamber;
generating probe measurement lines and probe measurement planes for each portion of the cylinder head combustion chamber using the combustion chamber characteristics and the probe measurement variables; and
digitizing probe measurement planes for each portion of the cylinder head combustion chamber by measuring, using the touch probe, positions along the probe measurement lines for each portion of the cylinder head combustion chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,557,696

SELF-GLOWING MATERIALS AND TRACER AMMUNITION

Battelle Memorial Institu...

1. A stealth tracer ammunition comprising: a projectile body having a tip and a base; anda solid pellet disposed in the base of the projectile body;
the pellet becoming incandescent as a result of being heated when the ammunition is fired;
the incandescent pellet emitting a glow observable only from behind when the ammunition travels downrange after being fired;
wherein the pellet is comprised of a man-made metal mixture comprising ferrocerium.

US Pat. No. 10,557,673

RADIAL DELAYED BLOWBACK OPERATING SYSTEM, SUCH AS FOR AR 15 PLATFORM

22 Evolution LLC, Boonvi...

9. A radial delay blowback mechanism for attenuating discharge forces resulting from firing of a projectile from a cartridge, the cartridge further including a cartridge case, said mechanism comprising: a bolt and a carrier incorporated into a firearm having a barrel, a trigger actuated firing pin supported within the carrier assembly,a plurality of radial bolt lugs configured at a forward end of the bolt, said lugs defining a mating profile with a rear end extension of the barrel during cycling of the bolt to a pre-cartridge discharge position so that the bolt is seated with but not locked to the barrel, said mating profile within said barrel extension further exhibiting a plurality of helically wound grooves seating said bolt lugs, said lugs each further having diagonally opposite edges exhibiting chamfer profiles which are arranged in a mating angled profile with opposing surfaces defining each of said helically wound grooves;
a cam pin extending from the bolt and seating through a circumferentially directed slot configured within the carrier, said pin abutting against a first edge location of said slot when the bolt is in a set position at a beginning of a discharge cycle with the cartridge chambered and awaiting the discharge cycle;
upon initiating the discharge cycle, expanding gas forcing the cartridge case rearward into an end face of the bolt, causing the bolt to accelerate axially rearwardly concurrent with the projectile of the cartridge traveling through and out an end of the barrel, the bolt displacing relative to the barrel along the mating angled profile and converting a portion of the axial acceleration into a rotation of the bolt, via said cam pin traveling within said circumferentially directed slot, the carrier being caused by the bolt to axially displace as the bolt rotates within the carrier, said lugs subsequently separating from said rear end extension of the barrel; and the bolt and carrier retaining sufficient inertia following separation of said lugs from the barrel to permit successive rearward and forward return displacement of the carrier to complete the discharge cycle and reload a subsequent cartridge.

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. 10,557,646

SENSING AND FEEDBACK FOR ROW ON SUN TRACKING METHOD AND SYSTEM

NEXTracker Inc., Fremont...

1. A solar power plant system, the system comprising:at least one solar tracker, each solar tracker having a plurality of solar modules;
a tracker controller coupled to each solar tracker;
a drive device coupled to each solar tracker and operably coupled to the tracker controller;
a solar power strip coupled to the tracker controller, and configured to supply power to the tracker controller and the drive device, the solar power strip having a width of about 1/10th or more of a length of the solar power strip;
a network interface coupled to the tracker controller;
a main controller coupled to the tracker controller using the network interface;
a plant control module stored in a memory device operably coupled to the main controller and configured to receive information regarding detailed site geometry including three coordinate information from a first data source and to receive external weather forecasting information from a second data source;
an irradiance sensor coupled main controller, the irradiance sensor being configured to capture local weather information for a desired time period in association with the solar power plant system;
a capture control module stored in the memory device and operably coupled to the main controller and configured to receive local solar data from a local solar data source;
a recording module configured to transmit information related to the local solar data to an external forecast service and to receive a local data forecast from the external forecast service;
a look-up table comprising historical information correlating tracker angles with energy output for a given local data forecast;
an angle adjustment module coupled to the look-up table and a topography module comprising a learning module and an execution module, the angle adjustment module configured to form a resulting angle adjustment or gain factor by processing information from the look-up table and the topography module; and
an output handler coupled to the angle adjustment module to output a gain information to adjust each of the tracker controller.

US Pat. No. 10,557,642

DEHUMIDIFYING VENTILATOR

Therma-Stor LLC, Madison...

15. A method of controlling a dehumidifying ventilator, the method comprising:receiving a user-selection of a particular one of a plurality of user-selectable positions of a zone selection switch, each position of the zone selection switch corresponding to a particular climate zone of a plurality of climate zones, each climate zone of the plurality of climate zones corresponding to a particular relative humidity;
receiving a relative humidity of an input airflow to the dehumidifying ventilator;
comparing the received relative humidity of the input airflow to the particular relative humidity corresponding to the selected position of the zone selection switch, and in response:
enabling a dehumidification system of the dehumidifying ventilator when it is determined that the relative humidity of the input airflow is greater than or equal to the particular relative humidity corresponding to the selected position of the zone selection switch; and
disabling the dehumidification system of the dehumidifying ventilator when it is determined that the relative humidity of the input airflow is less than the particular relative humidity corresponding to the selected position of the zone selection switch.

US Pat. No. 10,557,624

LED LIGHT APPARATUS

XIAMEN ECO LIGHTING CO. L...

1. A LED light apparatus, comprising:a driver board;
a light source board; and
an electrical connector device for electrically connecting a light source board and a driver board of an LED light, the electrical connector device comprising an input terminal and an output terminal,
wherein one end of input terminal is fixed on the driver board of the LED light and electrically connected to the driver board, the output terminal comprises a conductive terminal, an elastic clipping portion, and a resistance portion, the conductive terminal comprises a conductive pin, the conductive pin is fixed on the light source board and electrically connected to the light source board, the elastic clipping portion and the resistance portion are placed on the conductive terminal, and when assembled, the other end of the input terminal elastically touches one end of the elastic resistance portion and the resistance portion touches the other end of the elastic clipping portion, and the other end of the input terminal elastically touches a top of the elastic clipping portion, and the resistance portion touches a middle of the elastic clipping portion, and
wherein the resistance portion is a rigid structure, one end of the resistance portion is fixed on the conductive terminal, and the other end of the resistance portion touches the middle of the elastic clipping portion.

US Pat. No. 10,557,589

MOUNTING PAD AND METHOD FOR DETERRING THEFT AND SECURING OUTDOOR EQUIPMENT AND APPLIANCES AGAINST HIGH WINDS

Mainstream Engineering Co...

1. An article of manufacture for securing a piece of equipment that has a base with attaching points thereon, the attaching points are used to secure the piece of equipment to the article of manufacture, comprising:a top surface having a plurality of receivers that are positioned on said surface to align with the attachment points on the base of the piece of equipment to be attached on the article of manufacture;
a bottom surface;
a plurality of side surfaces attached to the top surface and the bottom surface and forming an internal hollow region encapsulated by the top, bottom, and side surfaces; and
wherein the internal hollow region contains a gelling material.

US Pat. No. 10,557,574

NI—CR ALLOY MATERIAL AND SEAMLESS OIL COUNTRY TUBULAR GOODS USING THE SAME

NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION,...

1. A Ni—Cr alloy material having a chemical composition that consists of, by mass %:Si: 0.01 to 0.5%, Mn: 0.01% or more and less than 1.0%, Cu: 0.01% or more and less than 1.0%, Ni: 48% or more and less than 55%, Cr: 22 to 28%, Mo: 5.6% or more and less than 7.0%, N: 0.04 to 0.16%, sol.Al: 0.03 to 0.20%, REM: 0.01 to 0.074%, W: 0% or more and less than 8.0%, Co: 0 to 2.0%, one or more of Ca and Mg: 0.0003 to 0.01% in total, and one or more of Ti, Nb, Zr, and V: 0 to 0.5% in total; and the balance being Fe and impurities,
a yield strength of 965 MPa or more, and
a Charpy impact value at ?10° C. of 68 J/cm2 or more,
wherein C, P, S, and O in the impurities are C: 0.03% or less, P: 0.03% or less, S: 0.001% or less, and O: 0.01% or less, and furthermore the dislocation density satisfies a following formula:
7.0×1015???1016?2.67×1017×[REM (%)]
where ? denotes dislocation density expressed in m?2, and [REM (%)] denotes REM content expressed by mass %.

US Pat. No. 10,557,551

COMBINED OIL CONTROL RING

KABUSHIKI KAISHA RIKEN, ...

1. A combined oil control ring comprising:a pair of side rails, the pair of side rails including an upper side rail and a lower side rail; and
an axially corrugated spacer expander having upper and lower portions;
said upper and lower portions of said spacer expander comprising tabs pushing inner peripheral surfaces of said side rails, projections supporting said side rails, intermediate portions between said tabs and said projections, and two circumferential ends;
each of said intermediate portions opposing one of said side rails and having at least one groove with a curved or angled bottom; and
each groove primarily extending in a substantially circumferential direction and being recessed when viewed along a circumferential direction such that each groove connects the respective circumferential ends, and an oil on the intermediate portion can mainly flow in the substantially circumferential direction and downwardly from the respective circumferential ends of the groove.

US Pat. No. 10,557,524

GEARING SYSTEM FOR COMPOUND GEAR REDUCTION

Textron Innovations Inc.,...

1. A transmission for a vehicle, said transmission comprising:an input shaft connectable to a power generation device such that the input shaft is rotatable by the power generation device at a power input rotational speed;
an output shaft connectable to a driveline of the vehicle; and
a plurality of gear sets mounted to the input shaft and the output shaft that are selectively operable to operably connect the input shaft to the output shaft such that at least a portion of the power input rotational speed is transferable to the output shaft to rotate the output shaft at a power output rotational speed, the gear sets comprising:
a master active gear set having a driving gear mounted on one of the input shaft or the output shaft and a driven gear mounted on the other of the input shaft or output shaft, the master active gear set having a master gear ratio;
a slave active gear set having a driving gear mounted on one of the input shaft or the output shaft and a driven gear mounted on the other of the input shaft or output shaft, the slave active gear set having a slave gear ratio; and
a passive gear set having a passive gear ratio: the passive gear set comprising:
a driving gear mounted on one of the input shaft or the output shaft, and one of connected to or connectable to the master active gear set driven gear; and
a driven gear mounted on the other of the input shaft or output shaft, and connectable to the slave active gear set driven gear,
the passive gear set operable to selectively concurrently directly connect with the master active gear set driven gear and the slave active gear set driven gear to provide a compound ratio rotational speed reduction that is the product of the master active gear ratio, the slave active gear ratio and the passive gear ratio.

US Pat. No. 10,557,492

CONNECTING STRUCTURE OF BED FRAME

GRANTEC (XIAMEN) CO., LTD...

1. A connecting structure of a bed frame, the bed frame comprising a frame, bed legs disposed at a bottom of the frame, and a bed plank support frame, the frame including two side boards, a head board and a tail board to form a rectangular frame, opposing sides of the two side boards being provided with a plurality of support portions respectively, the bed plank support frame including a plurality of support members and a connecting spine, characterized by the connecting spine including an upright board and two support boards connected to two sides of a bottom of the upright board, the upright board being integrally formed with the two support boards, one end of each of the plurality of support members being connected to a corresponding one of the support portions of the side boards, another end of each of the plurality of support members being connected to a corresponding one of the support boards of the connecting spine; wherein each of the two side boards of the frame is an L-shaped structure having an upright tube and a horizontal tube, and the upright tube is integrally formed with the horizontal tube; wherein each of the two side boards is an integrated hollow tube; wherein opposing sides of the horizontal tubes of the two side boards are provided a plurality of corresponding slots, the slots are the support portions, two sides of the upright board of the connecting spine are provided with apertures corresponding to the slots of the side boards, and the respective two ends of the support members are inserted in the slots of the horizontal tube and the apertures of the upright board, respectively.

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. 10,557,470

AIR COMPRESSOR PROVIDED WITH BELT GUARD

ABAC ARIA COMPRESSA S.p.A...

1. Air compressor comprising:a reservoir containing compressed air;
a pump unit for producing the compressed air to be fed to the reservoir;
a motor for driving the pump;
a driving pulley rotating about a first axis, the driving pulley being torsionally coupled to a shaft of the motor;
a driven pulley rotating about a second axis parallel to the first axis, the driven pulley being torsionally coupled to a shaft of the pump to transmit torque from the shaft of the motor to the shaft of the pump, wherein the driven pulley comprises:
a ring,
a hub mounted on the shaft of the pump, and
spokes connecting the hub to the ring, the spokes being configured as fan blades, wherein the driven pulley transmits torque to the shaft of the pump and cools the pump;
a transmission belt wound around the driving pulley and around the ring of the driven pulley; and
a belt guard which encloses the transmission belt, the driving pulley and the driven pulley;
wherein the belt guard is made as a cover and comprises a front wall, in which slits are provided aligned with the driving pulley and the driven pulley for allowing air to be drawn from outside by the spokes of the driven pulley, a side wall which encloses laterally a space around the transmission belt and around the driving pulley and the driven pulley, the side wall being a continuous wall surrounding the transmission belt over an entire length of the transmission belt and having a portion curving around the driven pulley, and a rear wall which closes on a rear side space around the transmission belt and around the driving pulley and the driven pulley and has an opening through which the pump unit extends, and
wherein the rear wall of the belt guard forms a funnel-shaped portion that tapers to the opening along a direction parallel to the second axis and partially encloses the pump and is configured to cover the pump by at least 30% of a depth of the pump and less than an entire depth of the pump along a direction aligned with the second axis.

US Pat. No. 10,557,469

MULTI-OUTLET FLUID FLOW SYSTEM FOR AN APPLIANCE INCORPORATING A BI-DIRECTIONAL MOTOR

Whirlpool Corporation, B...

1. A drain pump for an appliance, the drain pump comprising:a single, self-starting, single-phase synchronous motor;
a pump chamber having an inlet and first and second outlets, wherein the first outlet is a drain outlet and wherein the second outlet is a recirculation outlet; and
an impeller disposed within the pump chamber and that is selectively and bi-directionally driven by the single-phase synchronous motor, wherein:
rotation of the impeller in a first direction directs fluid from the inlet toward the drain outlet and away from the recirculation outlet;
rotation of the impeller in a second direction directs the fluid from the inlet toward the recirculation outlet and away from the drain outlet;
the impeller begins rotation in the first direction from a rest position of a rotor;
from the rest position of the rotor, the single-phase synchronous motor is unable to begin rotation of the impeller in the second direction; and
the impeller is operable to begin rotation in the second direction from a magnetic potential position of the rotor that is different than the rest position of the rotor when bursts of high-magnitude electrical current are delivered to a stator to begin the rotation of the rotor in the second direction, wherein the bursts of high-magnitude electrical current are greater than a current delivered to the stator to begin rotation of the rotor in the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,557,466

DEPRESSURIZING DEVICE

KOGE MICRO TECH CO., LTD,...

1. A depressurizing device comprising:a valve base having a pressure chamber and an outgassing chamber, wherein top and bottom surfaces of the pressure chamber have an opening and a first valve port respectively, and a bottom surface of the outgassing chamber has a second valve port;
a first valve located in the pressure chamber and covering the first valve port;
a flexible member disposed on the valve base and having a depressurizing valve and a first outgassing port, the depressurizing valve covering the opening, the first outgassing port being communicated with the outgassing chamber, wherein a first outgassing channel is at least formed on the flexible member and formed on an uppermost surface of the valve base for communicating the pressure chamber to an outside of the valve base; and
a top cover disposed on the flexible member and having a first depressurizing port and a second outgassing port, the first depressurizing port facing the depressurizing valve, and the second outgassing port being communicated with the first outgassing port, wherein the depressurizing valve is configured to deform caused by an effect of atmosphere in the pressure chamber, so as to selectively close the first depressurizing port or leave the first depressurizing port to form a second outgassing channel between the top cover and the flexible member, and the second outgassing channel is communicated with the first depressurizing port and the second outgassing port.

US Pat. No. 10,557,462

MAGNETIC FLUID DRIVE UNIT AND MAGNETIC FLUID DRIVING METHOD

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A magnetic fluid drive unit having:a double tube comprising an inner tube and an outer tube disposed outside of an outer side of the inner tube, and
a magnetic field applicator installed on the outer side of the double tube,
the inner tube having, in the region where a magnetic field is applied by the magnetic field applicator, a high heat conducting region and a low heat conducting region aligned in the lengthwise direction of the inner tube, and
the inside of the inner tube being a heating medium flow path and the area between the inner tube and the outer tube being a magnetic fluid flow path.

US Pat. No. 10,557,432

FUEL INJECTION SYSTEMS

CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GM...

1. A method for operating an internal combustion engine with a fuel injection system including a piezo actuator, the method comprising:carrying out an injection process and stopping the discharge phase of the piezo actuator;
measuring a voltage profile at the piezo actuator;
evaluating the voltage profile to detect a voltage rise after the end of the discharge phase by comparing a feedback signal at the piezo actuator with a setpoint value;
varying the discharge time of the piezo actuator in successive injection cycles until the feedback signal corresponds to the setpoint value to obtain an optimized discharge time;
defining a servo valve closing time as a defined offset with respect to the optimized discharge time; and
using the defined servo valve closing time to set an injection quantity of fuel for future injection cycles.

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. 10,557,413

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING LIQUID FLOW TO A TURBINE FOGGING ARRAY

Caldwell Tanks, Inc., Lo...

1. A method of adjusting pump output of a variable output pump supplying liquid to a fogging array positioned upstream of a combustion turbine, comprising:receiving weather sensor data indicative of one or more weather conditions of intake air of the combustion turbine;
identifying a target humidity value for the intake air;
determining, based on the weather sensor data and the target humidity value, a target pump output value indicative of a pump output required to change a moisture content of the intake air to meet the target humidity value;
adjusting the output of the variable output pump based on the target pump output value, the variable output pump supplying liquid to the fogging array positioned upstream of the combustion turbine;
ameliorating a leakage or blockage condition in the fogging array, wherein ameliorating the presence of the leakage or blockage condition comprises:
actuating a plurality of control valves into a plurality of configurations, each of the plurality of control valves controlling liquid throughput to one or more corresponding nozzles of the fogging array, wherein actuating the plurality of control valves into the plurality of configurations comprises:
actuating the plurality of control valves into a first configuration, of the plurality of configurations, in which a first control valve of the plurality of control valves is closed and a second control valve of the plurality of control valves is open, and
subsequent to actuating the plurality of control valves into the first configuration, actuating the plurality of control valves into a given configuration, wherein in the given configuration the first control valve is open and the second control valve is closed;
for each of the plurality of configurations, comparing an actual pressure value, for the liquid in a conduit between the variable output pump and the fogging array, to an anticipated pressure value,
wherein actuating the plurality of the control valves into the given configuration is based on the comparing for the first configuration indicating that the difference between the anticipated pressure value and the actual pressure value, for the first configuration, fails to satisfy a threshold; and
maintaining the given configuration, of the plurality of configurations, based on the comparing for the given configuration indicating that the difference between the anticipated pressure value and the actual pressure value, for the given configuration, satisfies the threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,557,409

HEAT ENGINE COMPRISING A SYSTEM FOR VARYING THE COMPRESSION RATIO

GOMECSYS B.V., Naarden (...

1. A heat engine including a system configured to vary a compression ratio of said engine, said system comprising:a crankshaft having a crankshaft crankpin supported on a crank arm,
at least an eccentric part which is rotatably mounted on the crankshaft crankpin, wherein said eccentric part comprises an external face including an eccentric shape which is intended to cooperate with an end of a connecting rod, as well as at least a gear,
a control device configured to control a rotational position of said eccentric part which comprises an actuating pinion which is mounted on an actuating shaft that passes through the crank arm, wherein said control device further comprises at least a stepped intermediate pinion, which comprises at least a first and a second stage that are each formed by a pinion, wherein the pinion of said first stage meshes with said actuating pinion and the pinion of said second stage meshes with said gear of the eccentric part.

US Pat. No. 10,557,385

ENGINE VARIABLE CAMSHAFT TIMING PHASER WITH PLANETARY GEAR ASSEMBLY

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. An engine variable camshaft timing phaser (10), comprising:a planetary gear assembly (14) comprising:
at least two ring gears (26, 28), a first ring gear of said at least two ring gears (26, 28) receiving rotational drive input and one of said at least two ring gears (26, 28) transmitting rotational drive output to an engine camshaft;
a plurality of planet gears (24) engaged with said at least two ring gears (26, 28);
a sun gear (22) engaged with said plurality of planet gears (24); and
a wrap spring (76) having a pair of ends (82, 84), said wrap spring (76) interrelated with said sun gear (22) for causing abutment with one of said pair of ends (82, 84) and expansion or contraction exertions of said wrap spring (76);
wherein, when said planetary gear assembly (14) is driven by an electric motor (32), abutment with one of said pair of ends (82, 84) permits relative rotation between said first ring gear and the engine camshaft for advancing or retarding engine valve opening and closing, and when said planetary gear assembly (14) is back-driven by the engine camshaft, abutment with one of said pair of ends (82, 84) prevents relative rotation between said first ring gear and the engine camshaft to preclude advancing or retarding engine valve opening and closing.

US Pat. No. 10,557,369

DRAIN FOR A PRESSURE SENSING LINE

ROLLS-ROYCE plc, London ...

1. A drain for a pressure sensing line, the drain comprising a tube including a plurality of restrictors in flow series,wherein each restrictor comprises a constriction whose internal diameter is less than the internal diameter of the tube, and
wherein the last restrictor in flow series has a greater length in the flow direction than the other restrictors, the last restrictor has a length I2 and the other restrictors each have a length I1 in the flow direction, and I2 is between seven and eight times I1.

US Pat. No. 10,557,345

SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO PREDICT AND INHIBIT BROKEN-OUT DRILLING-INDUCED FRACTURES IN HYDROCARBON WELLS

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

12. A method comprising:determining that a minimum circumferential hoop stress (???MIN) of a wellbore of a well drilled into a subsurface formation is less than or equal to a tensile strength (To) of formation rock in the wellbore;
determining that a lamination density (DL) of the formation rock is greater than a threshold lamination density (DLthres);
determining that a composition of the formation rock is a clay rich laminate;
determining that a linear swelling ratio (LSR) of the formation rock is within a specified range; and
in response to determining that the minimum circumferential hoop stress (???MIN) is less than or equal to the tensile strength (To) of formation rock in the wellbore, the lamination density (DL) of the formation rock is greater than the threshold lamination density (DLthres), the composition of the formation rock is a clay rich laminate, and the LSR of the formation rock is within the specified range, operating the well to inhibit occurrence of broken-out drilling-induced fractures (BODIFs).

US Pat. No. 10,557,344

DETERMINING GEOMETRIES OF HYDRAULIC FRACTURES

Reveal Energy Services, I...

1. A wellbore system, comprising:a first hydraulic fracture formed from a wellbore at a first location;
a second hydraulic fracture formed from the wellbore at a second location of the wellbore;
at least one wellbore seal positioned in the wellbore between the first and second locations and configured to fluidly seal a first portion of the wellbore that includes the first location from a second portion of the wellbore that includes the second location;
a pressure gauge positioned in the first portion of the wellbore;
a pressure gauge positioned in or uphole of the second portion of the wellbore; and
a control system configured to communicably couple to the pressure gauges and further configured to perform operations comprising:
identifying a set of first pressure values recorded by the pressure gauge positioned in the first portion of the wellbore during a hydraulic fracturing operation that forms the second hydraulic fracture;
identifying at least one second pressure value recorded by the pressure gauge positioned in the second portion of the wellbore during the hydraulic fracturing operation that forms the second hydraulic fracture;
based on the identified set of first pressure values and the at least one second pressure value, determining one or more fracture geometries of the second hydraulic fracture; and
generating a graphical representation of the one or more fracture geometries of the second hydraulic fracture for display on a graphical user interface.

US Pat. No. 10,557,334

FLOW METER WELL TOOL

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A method comprising:separating fluid flowing through a wellbore into an internal fluid flowing internal to a volumetric well flow meter positioned within the wellbore and an external fluid flowing external to and alongside the volumetric well flow meter in an annulus between the wellbore and the volumetric well flow meter;
measuring differential pressures in the internal fluid and in the external fluid as the internal fluid and the external fluid flow through and alongside, respectively, the volumetric flow meter;
commingling, in a discharge grill component within the wellbore and downstream of the volumetric well flow meter, the internal fluid and the external fluid into a combined fluid;
measuring a differential pressure in the combined fluid along a length of the wellbore downstream of the discharge grill component; and
determining one or more fluid properties of the fluid flowing through the wellbore based, in part, on the measured differential pressures in the internal fluid, the external fluid and the measured differential pressure in the combined fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,557,301

AUTOMATED DOOR SYSTEM

PORTAL ENTRYWAYS, INC, P...

1. An automated door system comprising:a first door control module configured to be mounted in a fixed position relative to a powered door; and
a second door control module configured to be carried by a user and configured to be in electronic communication with the first door control module to control at least one of an opening actuation and a closing actuation of the powered door, wherein at least one of the opening actuation and the closing actuation is based on at least one of a position of the second door control module relative to the user, an orientation of the second door control module relative to the user, and a location of the second door control module relative to the user.

US Pat. No. 10,557,300

GARAGE DOOR ACCESS REMOTE

AMESBURY GROUP, INC., Am...

1. An access system for a structure, the access system comprising:a control box mounted within a controlled access space of the structure and operatively coupled to a door panel operator that opens and closes a door panel of the structure for access to the controlled access space, wherein the control box is configured to (i) detect a presence of a security device relative to the control box, (ii) determine a position of the security device relative to the structure, and (iii) determine an authorization of the security device, wherein the control box comprises at least two antennas for determining position of the security device, and wherein a first antenna is directed to the controlled access space of the structure and a second antenna is directed to an uncontrolled access space of the structure; and
a user interface mounted in the uncontrolled access space of the structure and coupled in communication with the control box, the user interface being independent and remote from the control box and comprising a single button, wherein upon actuation of the single button, the control box operates the door panel operator when the security device is (i) positioned proximate the control box, (ii) located in the uncontrolled access space of the structure, and (iii) authorized to operate the door panel.

US Pat. No. 10,557,298

LOCKING APPARATUS FOR COVERING AND RELEASING A CHARGING INTERFACE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE AND MOTOR VEHICLE

AUDI AG, Ingolstadt (DE)...

1. A locking apparatus for covering and releasing a charging interface of a motor vehicle, comprising:a cover element, which can be pivoted about a mounting position relative to a component that is stationary relative to the charging interface, the cover element capable of being moved to a closed position in order to cover the charging interface and moved to an open position in order to release the charging interface; and
a flexible connection element, which is connected at an upper end region of the cover element, along the whole of the upper end region of the cover element, wherein:
the cover element is sealingly coupled via the flexible connection element to the component so as to protect the charging interface from incident foreign material;
the cover element can be additionally moved to a protective position that is different from the open position, in which the charging interface is protected by the cover element and the connection element can then be protected from incident foreign objects when a vehicle-external charging plug, which is at least partially covered by the cover element, is electrically connected to the charging interface; and
in the protective position, when the charging plug is electrically connected to the charging interface, the charging plug is blocked by the cover element from being removed, and the locking apparatus is provided with a displacement sensor for detecting a displacement of the cover element from the protective position and generates a control signal for interrupting a charging operation.

US Pat. No. 10,557,293

CLOSURE LATCH ASSEMBLIES

AMI INDUSTRIES, INC., Co...

1. A latch assembly for opening and closing an openable structure, the latch assembly comprising:a housing defining a cavity;
a handle movably mounted to the housing; and
a latching mechanism in the cavity and disposed between the handle and the housing, the latching mechanism comprising:
at least one guide pin mounted to the housing;
a first body movable along the at least one guide pin, the first body having a first latching element extending through the housing;
a second body movable along the at least one guide pin, the second body having a second latching element extending through the housing;
a first link attached to the first body;
a second link attached to the second body; and
a link connector operably connecting the first link to the second link, wherein movement of the link connector urges the first latching element and the second latching element apart through movement of the first link and the second link and the first body and the second body.

US Pat. No. 10,557,285

DEVICE AND METHODS FOR PREVENTING UNWANTED ACCESS TO A LOCKED ENCLOSURE

Lock II, LLC, Nicholasvi...

1. A self-powered lock, comprising;a lock operable by a motor;
a display device operable to display information regarding the lock to a user; and
a manually operable electricity generator generating electricity upon manual actuation by the user, the electricity generator electrically connected to the display device and the motor to supply electricity thereto for operating the lock and the display device,
wherein the display device further includes a display and a backlight, the display operable to display the information and the backlight operable to direct light on the display, and the electricity generator is electrically connected to the backlight,
wherein the display is a liquid crystal display and the backlight is a light emitting diode, and
wherein the self-powered lock further comprises:
a controller and an LCD driver module electrically connected between the electricity generator and the display device, the controller supplying a selected number to show at the display and a clock signal to the LCD driver module, and the LCD driver module randomizing the clock signal such that the selected number is shown at different frequencies by flickering the display at the different frequencies defined by the randomized clock signal.

US Pat. No. 10,557,275

PLATFORM SYSTEM WITH MOVEABLE DIVIDERS

1. A platform system, the platform system comprising:a first horizontal section comprising a plurality of annular receptacles;
a second horizontal section comprising a plurality of annular receptacles;
a connector having a top member comprising a plurality of vertical protrusions the vertical protrusions extending downwardly from the top member of the connector, wherein a vertical protrusion of the plurality of vertical protrusions is inserted into and retained within a receptacle of the plurality of annular receptacles of the first horizontal section and another vertical protrusion of the plurality of vertical protrusions is inserted into and retained within a receptacle of the plurality of annular receptacles of the second horizontal section, the connector connecting the first horizontal section to the second horizontal section, and wherein a top surface of the top member of the connector does not extend above a top plane of the first horizonal section or a top plane of the second horizontal section, the platform system further comprising a vertical divider comprising a blade that is present within and retained by an annular receiving aperture formed in an interior of the first horizontal section, wherein the vertical divider is held in position by engagement of the blade with the annular receiving aperture of the first horizontal section.

US Pat. No. 10,557,274

DRYWALL BANJO TOOLS FOR APPLYING JOINT TAPE

THE ADVANCE EQUIPMENT MAN...

1. A tool for applying joint tape to a corner drywall joint, the tool comprising:a base; and
a wheel configured to rotatably couple to the base and roll along the corner drywall joint, the wheel including a body that defines an outer surface, the outer surface including:
a first angled surface configured to press the joint tape against a first drywall defining the corner drywall joint;
a second angled surface opposite the first angled surface and configured to press the joint tape against a second drywall defining the corner drywall joint;
a rounded vertex defined between the first angled surface and the second angled surface, the rounded vertex is rounded to deter the wheel from perforating the joint tape; and
alternating lateral ribs and lateral grooves configured to facilitate the wheel in gripping the joint tape.

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. 10,557,224

THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITES WITH IMPROVED THERMAL AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES

Hanwha Azdel, Inc., Fore...

1. A method of producing a thermoplastic composite article comprising:adding discontinuous reinforcing basalt fibers, expandable microspheres and a thermoplastic resin to an agitated liquid-containing foam to form a dispersed liquid mixture of the thermoplastic resin, expandable microspheres and the discontinuous reinforcing basalt fibers;
depositing the dispersed liquid mixture of the discontinuous reinforcing basalt fibers, the expandable microspheres and the thermoplastic resin onto a forming support element;
evacuating the liquid from the deposited dispersed mixture to form a web from the discontinuous reinforcing mineral fibers, the expandable microspheres and the thermoplastic resin;
heating the web above a softening temperature of the thermoplastic resin of the web;
compressing the web to a predetermined thickness to form a porous thermoplastic core sheet material comprising the web formed from the discontinuous reinforcing basalt fibers and the thermoplastic resin; and
disposing a first skin layer on a first surface of the porous thermoplastic core sheet material to form a porous moldable thermoplastic composite sheet article, wherein the basalt fibers are present in the porous thermoplastic core sheet material from about 45 weight percent to about 55 weight percent, and wherein the formed porous moldable thermoplastic composite sheet article comprises a lower sag, a higher peak load value in the machine direction, a higher flexural strength value in the machine direction, a higher flexural modulus in the machine direction and a higher flexural slope in the machine direction when compared to a reference porous moldable thermoplastic composite sheet article that is substantially the same as the formed porous moldable thermoplastic composite sheet article except having glass fibers in place of the basalt fibers.

US Pat. No. 10,557,176

METHOD FOR DETECTING TRACE FUNGI USING SINGLE-CELL SEQUENCING AND KIT THEREOF

BEIJING INSTITUTE OF RADI...

1. A method for detecting trace fungi using a single-cell sequencing, comprising the following steps:(1) acquisition of trace fungal cells: coating trace fungi samples onto a membrane glass slide for laser microdissection, finding target cells using a laser microdissection system, and performing the laser microdissection on one of the target cells by a laser with a laser power of 37-43 micro joules to obtain a single target cell; wherein the above operation is repeated to obtain the target cells with a total number of 1-100;
(2) wall-breaking of fungal cell walls: extraction of fungal protoplasm by a chemical method combined with a mixed enzymatic method;
1) adding 0.8 M D-sorbitol solution into a centrifuge tube containing the target cells to immerse the target cells at 4° C. for 2 h;
2) preparation of a composite pretreatment agent: mixing 50 mM Tris, 5 mM EDTA and 5% ?-mercaptoethanol evenly;
3) preparation of a mixed enzyme treatment agent: preparing the mixed enzyme treatment agent according to any one of the following formula:
A: 6 mg/mL of snail enzyme and 4 mg/mL of lywallzyme,
B: 6 mg/mL of snail enzyme and 4 mg/mL of lysozyme,
C: 4 mg/mL of snail enzyme, 4 mg/mL of lywallzyme and 4 mg/mL of lysozyme,
D: 4 mg/mL of snail enzyme, 3 mg/mL of lywallzyme and 3 mg/mL of cellulase,
E: 4 mg/mL of snail enzyme, 3 mg/mL of lysozyme and 3 mg/mL of cellulase,
F: 5 mg/mL of lywallzyme, 4 mg/mL of lysozyme and 3 mg/mL of cellulase, and
G: 4 mg/mL of snail enzyme, 2 mg/mL of lywallzyme, 3 mg/mL of lysozyme and 4mg/mL of cellulase;
4) adding the composite pretreatment agent into the centrifuge tube containing the target cells to treat the target cells at 35° C. for 1 h;
5) subjecting the centrifuge tube to a centrifugation to collect the target cells to a bottom of the centrifuge tube, then discarding the composite pretreatment agent;
6) adding sterile water into the centrifuge tube to wash the target cells twice, centrifuging, and discarding liquid;
7) adding the mixed enzyme treatment agent into the centrifuge tube to treat the target cells at 35-45° C. for 3-12 h;
8) subjecting the centrifuge tube to a centrifugation to collect the target cells to a bottom of the centrifuge tube, then discarding liquid; and
9) adding PBS (phosphate-buffered saline) into the centrifuge tube to wash the target cells once, centrifuging, discarding liquid, and retaining 4-10 ?l of cell suspension;
(3) extraction fungal gDNA from the fungal protoplasm and amplification of the fungal gDNA: using a single-cell whole genome amplification kit to perform a nucleic acid extraction and amplification reaction on the 4-10 ?l cell suspension obtained in the step 9) to obtain the fungal gDNA;
(4) library construction of trace gDNA: constructing a library of the fungal gDNA using a DNA library construction kit;
(5) genome sequencing: performing whole genome sequencing on the fungal gDNA after constructing the library; and
(6) bioinformatics analysis: assembling data obtained from sequencing by using a relevant software to obtain assembled results, and the assembled results are compared with a relevant public database to determine a species of the trace fungi.

US Pat. No. 10,556,913

ASYMMETRIC PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF THIENO-INDOLES DERIVATIVES

NERVIANO MEDICAL SCIENCES...

1. An intermediate compound of formula (XIa) or (XIb)
wherein:
R1 is hydrogen or linear or branched C1-C6 alkyl; and
P2 is a nitrogen protecting group.

US Pat. No. 10,556,870

IMIDAZOLE COMPOUNDS AS EAAT3 INHIBITORS

Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., ...

1. A compound of formula (I):
wherein
R1? is methyl;
R1 is selected from the group consisting of
i) methyl,
ii) ethyl,
iii) trifluoromethyl
iv) hydroxymethyl,
v) cyclopropyl, and
vi) cyano;
or R1? and R1 together with the carbon atom to which they are attached form 1,1-dioxo-tetrahydro-thiophen-3-yl;
R2 is selected from the group consisting of
i) hydrogen,
ii) methyl,
iii) ethyl,
iv) isopropyl,
v) tert-butyl,
vi) cyclopropyl,
vii) cyclopropylmethyl, and
viii) hydroxymethyl;
R3 is selected from the group consisting of
i) hydrogen,
ii) chloro,
iii) fluoro,
iv) methyl
v) isopropyl,
vi) methoxy,
vii) cyano,
viii) cyclopropyl, and
ix) trifluoromethyl; and
R4 is selected from the group consisting of
i) hydrogen,
ii) chloro,
iii) fluoro, and
iv) methyl;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

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. 10,556,723

COVER ASSEMBLY FOR PROTECTING CHEMICAL CONTAINER

Jin Suk Lee, Cheongju-si...

1. A cover assembly for protecting an inner container accommodating a high-purity chemical used in a semiconductor manufacturing process, comprising:a first cover member encompassing a part of the inner container;
a second cover member encompassing the other part of the inner container; and
a binding member that connects the first cover member and the second cover member,
wherein the binding member includes a binding body formed at any one of the first cover member and the second cover member and coupled to the other.

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. 10,556,679

VERTICAL TAKEOFF AND LANDING AIRFRAME

PteroDynamics Inc., Moor...

1. An aircraft, comprising:a fuselage;
opposed wings extending from opposed sides of the fuselage;
at least one engine mounted to each of the opposed wings;
wherein at least a portion of each opposed wing including the at least one engine rotates relative to the fuselage around a rotation axis, and
wherein the at least one engine has a propeller with a plurality of blades configured for a cyclic pitch variation.

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. 10,556,649

WAKE ENHANCEMENT APPARATUS AND METHOD

Steven Clothier, South L...

1. A wake enhancement apparatus, comprising:a receiver assembly that is watercraft-attachable;
an attachment assembly that is removably attachable by a fastener to the receiver assembly, the attachment assembly including an elongated structural member;
a connecting assembly having a first end portion attached to the attachment assembly, the connecting assembly including a strut member that extends downward from the attachment assembly; and
a lower assembly attached to a second end portion of the connecting assembly, the lower assembly including a plurality of foil plate members;
wherein each of the plurality of foil plate members has a first portion extending from the connecting assembly and a second portion extending from the first portion;
wherein the first portion is bent downward and the second portion is bent upward;
wherein the attachment assembly includes a handle; and
wherein the handle protrudes from the receiver assembly when the attachment assembly is removably attached to the receiver assembly by the fastener.

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. 10,556,622

FRAME ASSEMBLY FOR A VEHICLE

Oshkosh Defense, LLC, Os...

1. A vehicle comprising:a chassis having a first end and an opposing second end, the chassis including:
a first frame rail defining a first channel;
a second frame rail defining a second channel, the second frame rail spaced from the first frame rail; and
a cross member assembly coupled to the first end of the frame and extending between the first frame rail and the second frame rail, the cross member assembly including:
a first end plate positioned within, and releasably received by, the first channel of the first frame rail;
a second end plate positioned within, and releasably received by, the second channel of the second frame rail; and
a cross member extending between the first end plate and the second end plate;
a rear axle assembly coupled to the chassis;
a front axle assembly coupled to the chassis;
a cabin coupled to the chassis, the cabin having a frontmost surface; and
an engine configured to drive at least one of the front axle assembly and the rear axle assembly, the engine disposed entirely rearward of the frontmost surface of the cabin;
wherein a central axis of the front axle assembly is disposed entirely forward of the frontmost surface of the cabin.

US Pat. No. 10,556,548

ADJUSTABLE ROOF RACK FOR A VEHICLE

DURA OPERATING, LLC, Aub...

1. An adjustment mechanism for a roof rack of a vehicle, the roof rack having a roof rail and a crossbar, the adjustment mechanism comprising:a first pin connectable to the crossbar;
a second pin connectable to the roof rail;
a housing assembly disposed on the second pin, the housing assembly including a bearing and a first biasing member both disposed within the housing assembly, the bearing translatable within the housing assembly, the biasing member disposed between the bearing and the housing assembly to bias the bearing member, the first pin disposed through the bearing; and
a second biasing member disposed on the second pin between the roof rail and the housing assembly to bias the housing assembly,
wherein the first pin is rotatable within the bearing to rotate the crossbar, the first pin is translatable with the bearing to move the crossbar in a first direction and a second direction, and the housing assembly is translatable along the second pin to move the crossbar in a third direction and a fourth direction.

US Pat. No. 10,556,492

OPERATOR CAB WITH SEGMENTED DOOR

1. A method for opening and closing an operator cab, comprising: providing a frame to support a back panel, a pair of opposing side panels and a roof panel, the side panels and the roof panel each have a first edge proximate the back panel and a second edge opposite the first edge; defining a door opening between the second edges of the opposing side panels and roof panel; providing a movable door proximate the door opening; connecting a roller assembly to the door; and actuating the roller assembly to roll the door about the roller assembly from a closed position to an open position, wherein a step of providing the movable door comprises providing at least one flexible, transparent layer and wherein a layer forms a rigid front barrier in a closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,556,415

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BUILDING A 3D OBJECT FROM LAYERS OF PRE-STRIPPED SUBSTRATE

HIGHCON SYSTEMS LTD, Yav...

1. A system for additive manufacture, the system comprising:a. mechanized stripping apparatus configured to (i) receive pre-stripping substrate comprising substrate-waste portion(s) and substrate-retained portion(s) that are attached to each other and separated from one another by cut(s) within the substrate; and (ii) to transform the pre-stripping substrate into post-stripping substrate by selectively stripping away the substrate-waste portion(s) from the substrate-retained portion(s);
b. a stacking station configured to add an object-layer of the post-stripping substrate to a stack of previously-stacked object-layers so as to grow the stack of object-layers;
c. a substrate handling arrangement configured to: (i) transport previously-cut substrate to the mechanized stripping apparatus; and (ii) to transport post-stripping substrate from the mechanized stripping apparatus to the stacking station,
wherein the mechanized stripping apparatus, the stacking station and the stacking handling arrangement are configured to repeat the stripping, the substrate-transporting and the adding to further grow the stack, and wherein the system further comprises a bonding device configured to bond the stacked object-layers to build a three-dimensional object therefrom, wherein (i) the substrate handling arrangement is adapted to horizontally support a flat, thin substrate so as to define a substrate-plane; and (ii) the stripping apparatus includes:
I. at least one flexible and soft impact-element; and
II. a rotation-drive positioned and configured to rotate the flexible and soft impact-element around a rotation-axis so as repeatedly drive a peripheral portion of the impact-element across the substrate-plane.

US Pat. No. 10,556,397

EXTERIOR PANEL AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF EXTERIOR PANEL

NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION,...

1. An exterior panel comprising:a metal sheet having a curved portion;
a resin structure which includes a plurality of tubular bodies having the same length in a central axis direction, top surfaces covering respective one end portions of the tubular bodies, and base portions connecting respective the other end portions of the tubular bodies and is formed with the top surfaces being brought into close contact with and joined to the curved portion of the metal sheet; and
a sheet member made of a resin or paper and joined to the base portions of the resin structure,
a relationship between a tensile elastic modulus E (N/mm2) and a thickness t (mm) of the sheet member satisfies Formula (1)
4.0 (N·mm)

US Pat. No. 10,556,385

COMPOSITE COMPONENT FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

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

1. A composite component for a motor vehicle, the composite component comprising:a first section comprising a metallic material, the first section including a first base region; and
a second section comprising a plastic, the second section including a second base region and a plurality of ribs extending from the second base region toward the first section, each of the ribs having a free end opposite the second base region;
wherein the first section further includes a plurality of projections provided on the first base region and extending from the first base region toward the second section,
wherein the projections have undercuts, and
wherein the projections are anchored in the free ends of the ribs in order to establish a connection between the first section and the second section, and
wherein the second section forms a plurality of channels, each of the channels being formed between a respective pair of adjacent ribs and extending between the first base region and the second base region.

US Pat. No. 10,556,303

HEAT EXCHANGER, AIR CONDITIONER AND EXTERNAL UNIT

KYOSHIN KOGYO CO., LTD., ...

1. A heat exchanger, comprising:a plurality of heat radiating fins;
end plates sandwiching the plurality of heat radiating fins; and
a tube inserted to each of the end plates, wherein
the heat exchanger is manufactured by:
causing a gripping body base having a gripping body to move toward the heat exchanger, the gripping body having a plurality of tube contacting members, the tube contacting members capable of covering the tube and capable of expanding and shrinking radially in a direction crossing a longitudinal direction of the tube from a tube opening portion side of the tube protruded from the end plates;
stopping the movement of the gripping body base toward the heat exchanger by causing the gripping body base to come into contact with a reference platform, the reference platform setting a protrusion length of the tube protruded from the end plates;
firmly fixing and holding the gripping body base and the reference platform through a locking means;
forming a tube expansion portion having a predetermined length by pressing a tube expansion mandrel into the tube opening portion of the tube protruded from the end plates, the tube expansion mandrel being located in the gripping body;
gripping the tube expansion portion by the plurality of tube contacting members by causing a sliding base to move toward the heat exchanger, the sliding base having a gripping body sliding means fitted onto and sliding on the gripping body, the sliding base being provided between the end plates and the gripping body base;
causing the tube expansion mandrel to move forward to further expand the tube;
releasing the tube expansion portion from a gripping of the tube contacting members by causing the sliding base to retreat from the heat exchanger;
conducting a predetermined flaring process by pressing a flare punch into the tube expansion portion at the tube opening portion side by pulling a flare base toward the gripping body base, which is firmly fixed and held to the reference platform through the locking means, via a connecting and tensile force generating means that connects the flare base and the gripping body base and generates a tensile force in a direction of pulling the flare base and the gripping body base toward each other, the flare base being located more apart from the heat exchanger than the gripping body base, the flare base having a flare pipe, the flare pipe having a predetermined length so that the flare pipe is fitted on the tube expansion mandrel within the gripping body base, the flare pipe having the flare punch at a tip; and
retracting each of the flare base, the gripping body base and the sliding base from the heat exchanger.

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. 10,556,245

SPRAYING APPARATUS

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A spraying apparatus comprising:a liquid storage tank configured to store a liquid;
a mist nozzle configured to spout fine mist;
a gas supplier configured to supply a pressurized gas to the mist nozzle; and
a liquid supplier configured to supply a pressurized liquid to the mist nozzle, the pressurized liquid being obtained from the liquid stored in the liquid storage tank,
wherein the mist nozzle includes:
a mist nozzle main body that has a liquid passageway through which the pressurized liquid is configured to be supplied from the liquid supplier and a gas passageway through which a pressurized gas is configured to be supplied from the gas supplier;
an inner lid that is at a tip of the mist nozzle main body, covers an opening of the liquid passageway, and has a flat inner end portion;
an outer lid that is at the tip of the mist nozzle main body, covers the inner lid, covers an opening of the gas passageway, and has a flat outer end portion facing the flat inner end portion of the inner lid;
a gas-liquid mixing section that is between the inner lid and the outer lid, is defined at a space of a disc-shaped profile between the flat inner end portion of the inner lid and the flat outer end portion of the outer lid, and is configured to mix a gas flow from the gas passageway and a liquid flow from the liquid passageway;
a liquid inlet that penetrates at least one portion of the flat inner end portion of the inner lid in a circumferential direction, is in communication with the gas-liquid mixing section, and is configured to allow the liquid flow from the liquid passageway to enter the gas-liquid mixing section;
a gas inlet that is on a side portion of the gas-liquid mixing section between the inner lid and the outer lid, is in communication with the gas-liquid mixing section, and is configured to allow the gas flow from the gas passageway to enter the gas-liquid mixing section toward the liquid flow from the liquid inlet;
a spout that penetrates the flat outer end portion of the outer lid, is in communication with the gas-liquid mixing section, and is configured to spout, as the fine mist, a liquid atomized by mixing the gas flow and the liquid flow in the gas-liquid mixing section;
an annular projection portion is provided at one of the flat outer end portion of the outer lid and the flat inner end portion of the inner lid; and
the annular projection portion is in contact with the other of the flat outer end portion of the outer lid and the flat inner end portion of the inner lid.

US Pat. No. 10,556,240

PRODUCT VERIFICATION FOR HARD DRIVE DATA DESTROYING DEVICE

Serenity Data Security, L...

1. A system for physically destroying the data storage portion of electronic media that include voice coil magnets and spindle magnets and retrieving rare earth metals comprising:a rotatable milling cutter,
a cradle for locating the electronic media storage device in a positioned to engage the milling cutter, said cutter and/or said cradle being axially movable to permit the milling cutter to engage and remove the data storage portion of the electronic media storage device while leaving at least a portion of the remaining electronic media storage device including the voice coil magnets and spindle magnets intact;
an integrated computer containing a database of various parameters of different types of hard drives available;
a scanning system for determining information about the type of electronic media storage device being introduced in the system to be destroyed and conveying such information to the computer whereby the database may be used to provide information to properly locate the cradle and milling cutter to destroy the data storage portion wherein the voice coil magnets and spindle magnets remain after the destruction of the data storage portion of the electronic media storage device: and
a slug cutter for removing a slug from the hard drive containing the voice coil magnets and a slug from the hard drive containing the spindle magnets.

US Pat. No. 10,556,193

INTEGRATED O2RU SYSTEM

HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPO...

1. An oxygen removal system for removing dissolved oxygen from fuel within a fuel system, comprising:a first housing extending along a first axis between a first housing first end and a first housing second end, the first housing defining a first plurality of holes and a second plurality of holes, the first and second plurality of holes being disposed transverse to the first axis, the first housing defining an a fuel filter housing into which the fuel enters the system;
a second housing disposed about the first housing, the second housing extending along the first axis between a second housing first end and a second housing second end;
a membrane filter disposed between the first housing and the second housing;
a third housing disposed about the second housing and defining a chamber between the second housing and third housing to receive pressurized air;
a piston assembly having a piston housing disposed about the second housing and between the second housing and the third housing, the piston housing extending along the first axis between a piston housing first end and a piston housing second end, the piston housing second end, the first housing second end, and the second housing second end defining a vacuum cavity, the piston assembly being arranged to generate a vacuum in the vacuum cavity to remove a fluid from the membrane filter;
wherein when pressurized air is provided into the chamber, the piston is moved from a first position to a second position where the vacuum is formed in the vacuum cavity;
an outlet cap disposed within the cavity and that forms a first fuel outlet;
wherein the fluid flows from the fuel filter housing, enters the first housing through the first plurality of holes flows across, flows across the membrane filter and exits the first housing through the second plurality of holes; and
a biasing member biasing the piston housing towards the first position.

US Pat. No. 10,556,178

GAME SYSTEM, METHOD OF CONTROLLING GAME SYSTEM, AND NONVOLATILE RECORDING MEDIUM READABLE BY COMPUTER DEVICE

CAPCOM CO., LTD, Osaka (...

1. A game system comprising:a display unit configured to display as a game screen image an image taken by a virtual camera provided in a virtual space, the display unit configured to display the image in a predetermined angle;
an operating unit configured to operate a player character who acts in the virtual space; and
a control unit configured to advance a game in accordance with an operation of a user to the operating unit, wherein
the control unit includes:
a virtual space generating unit configured to generate the virtual space and display the virtual space on the display unit;
a character control unit configured to control an action of the player character based on the operation of the operating unit by the user;
a sound detecting unit configured to detect a sound generated place in a predetermined region determined based on a position of the player character in the virtual space;
a map display unit configured to display a simplified image corresponding to the image on a simplified map in the game screen image, the simplified map displaying the predetermined region of the virtual space; and
a sound generated place display unit configured to display the sound generated place in the predetermined region at a corresponding position on the simplified map,
the sound generated place display unit configured to display a display object at a position on the simplified map,
the display object having a conical shape,
an area of a bottom surface of the display object and a height of the display object increasing as the volume of the sound increases.

US Pat. No. 10,556,169

LOCKING SYSTEM FOR A TREADMILL

The Giovanni Project LLC,...

1. A locking system for a treadmill, the treadmill including a tread that rotates around a front axle and a rear axle and a side rail on each side of the tread, the locking system comprising:a locking mechanism having a locked configuration and an unlocked configuration, wherein in the locked configuration the locking mechanism prevents the tread from rotating in a front-to-rear direction and in the unlocked configuration the locking mechanism allows the tread to rotate in the front-to-rear direction;
a controller;
a presence sensor in communication with the controller, the presence sensor positioned on the treadmill and configured to detect a user on the treadmill;
a weight sensor in communication with the controller, the weight sensor positioned on the side rail and configured to detect the user on the treadmill; and
a display positioned on the treadmill and configured to receive an inputted code indicating the user is on the treadmill and transmit the inputted code to the controller, wherein the controller is configured to:
move the locking mechanism to the unlocked configuration in response to the controller receiving signals from at least two of the presence sensor, the weight sensor and the display indicating that the user is on the treadmill; and
move the locking mechanism to the locked configuration in response to the controller receiving signals contemporaneously from both of the presence sensor and the weight sensor indicating the user is not on the treadmill.

US Pat. No. 10,556,166

AUTOMATIC BATTING TRAINING APPARATUS

1. An automatic batting training apparatus, comprising:a bottom part;
a hopper assembly disposed on one side of the bottom part to sequentially discharge a plurality of balls stored therein; and
a driving assembly disposed on the other side of the bottom part and comprising a transfer module adapted to transfer the balls discharged from the hopper assembly in a vertical direction and an ascending/descending module having a tee stand disposed movable upward and downward in such a manner as to allow the balls received from the transfer module to be seated one by one onto top thereof to perform tee batting,
wherein the driving assembly has a transfer space formed therein in a vertical direction to transfer the balls received from the hopper assembly in the vertical direction and a tee stand accommodation space formed parallel with the transfer space to accommodate the tee stand therein.

US Pat. No. 10,556,165

SYSTEMS AND METHODS UTILIZING A BALL INCLUDING ONE OR MORE SENSORS TO IMPROVE PITCHING PERFORMANCE

1. A system, comprising:a ball comprising:
at least one sensor;
at least one first processor; and
first communications circuitry; and
a user device comprising:
second communications circuitry;
memory comprising at least one predefined value for each of a plurality of pitches;
a display that displays the plurality of pitches, the display comprising a user interface configured to create a new pitch and parameters of the new pitch; and
at least one second processor operable to:
determine that a selection of a type of pitch for the ball to be thrown as has been made;
retrieve, from the user device's memory, the at least one predefined value for the selected type of pitch; and
send, using the second communications circuitry, the predefined threshold values to the ball's first communications circuitry.

US Pat. No. 10,556,149

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND PRODUCTS FOR MONITORING ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE

1. A device comprisinga processor; and
a memory device, the memory device storing code, the code when executed causing the processor to perform operations, the operations comprising:
receiving a signal wirelessly transmitted by a transponder, wherein the signal represents an acceleration associated with the transponder,
determining that the acceleration associated with the transponder indicates that the device is moving,
detecting changes in the acceleration associated with the transponder,
determining whether movement of the device is associated with athletic movement or with transportation movement based on the changes in the acceleration associated with the transponder, and
in response to determining that the movement of the device is associated with athletic movement, adding a distance traversed during the acceleration to a cumulative distance associated with the device.

US Pat. No. 10,556,144

SLIDABLE BAR AND CARRIAGE EXERCISE ASSEMBLY

Dream Visions, LLC, Tust...

1. An exercise apparatus comprising:a frame;
first and second guides coupled to the frame;
first and second carriages associated with respective ones of the guides, each of the carriages having a locking mechanism to lock the carriage at a selected vertical position and a carriage release to disengage the locking mechanism;
a generally horizontal exercise bar carried on the guides independent of the carriages, the exercise bar having first and second cable engagements;
first and second selectable exercise resistances selectively coupled to the exercise bar;
first and second release actuators at opposing ends of the exercise bar configured to engage respective ones of the carriage releases so as to selectively engage and disengage the respective locking mechanism by operation of the exercise bar;
first and second cable ends coupled to the respective selectable exercise resistances, each of the first and second cable ends coupled to at least one of the respective carriages or the respective exercise bar cable engagement;
a third cable end coupled to the first selectable exercise resistance and coupled to the first carriage to provide a pull point on the first carriage and a fourth cable end coupled to the second selectable exercise resistance and coupled the second carriage to provide a pull point on the second carriage, wherein the exercise bar cable engagements are configured for selective attachment of the respective third and fourth cable ends, whereby such attachment increases the resistance communicated to the exercise bar.

US Pat. No. 10,556,139

NETWORK-TYPE TEMPERATURE-CONTROLLED HANGING EXTINGUISHING SYSTEM

China Aerospace Construct...

1. A network-type temperature-controlled hanging extinguishing system, comprising:a main fire-fighting pipe which has at least one fire-extinguishing medium support port;
at least one fire-extinguishing medium pressure bearing tank communicated with the main fire-fighting pipe;
at least one fire sprinkler valve which is communicated with the main fire-fighting pipe and comprises a memory alloy part adapted for controlling opening and closing a valve body; and
at least open nozzle which is communicated with the fire sprinkler valve, such that when the fire sprinkler valve is opened, a fire-extinguishing medium is sprayed, and when the fire sprinkler valve is closed, the fire-extinguishing medium is stopped spraying, wherein:
the fire sprinkler valve comprises a valve body and a self-reliant control mechanism connected with the valve body; the self-reliant control mechanism comprises a base connected with the valve body, a rubber piston gasket located between the base and the valve body, a valve spool passing through the base, a seal tube, a magnetic ring sleeve, a connecting rod, a valve cap, a memory alloy part, a baffle and a fixing rod; the rubber piston gasket has a piston pressure inputting hole and a piston pressure relief hole which is communicated with a pressure relief hole of the valve body; a magnetic column component is sealedly installed at an upper portion of the valve spool, a small piston is installed at a lower portion thereof, and the upper portion of the valve spool is inserted into the seal tube; the magnetic ring sleeve is sleeved onto the seal tube; a magnetic ring component is located within the magnetic ring sleeve, an upper portion of the magnetic ring sleeve is connected with the connecting rod, and the connecting rod passes through the valve cap, the memory alloy part and the baffle and then is connected with the fixing rod; the self-reliant control mechanism further comprises a detachable valve cover which is adapted for fixing magnetic ring and is in threaded connection with the valve cap and the base; the seal tube has a flanging formed at an opening end thereof; the flanging is locked between the detachable valve cover and the base.

US Pat. No. 10,556,114

IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE HOUSING HAVING POLYMER COATING

1. A housing for an implantable medical device comprising:a hermetically-sealed metal case having an external surface; and
a polymer coating disposed on the external surface of the metal case;
wherein the polymer coating comprises an inner layer and a topmost layer of a polymer material, wherein the topmost layer is configured to dissolve at a first temperature and the wherein the inner layer, which is under the topmost layer, is configured to dissolve at a second temperature that is different from the first temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,556,111

IMPLANTABLE ASSEMBLY

Neuroloop GmbH, Freiburg...

1. An implantable assembly for locationally selective acquisition of neuronal electrical signals which propagate along at least one nerve fiber contained in a nerve fiber bundle and for selective electrical stimulation of the at least one nerve fiber, comprising:an implantable electrode assembly disposed on a biocompatible support substrate which is positionable around the nerve fiber bundle in a cuff, including a cylindrical support substrate surface orientated to face the nerve fiber bundle in an implanted state, on which a first electrode assembly is positioned for the locationally selective acquisition of the neuronal electrical signals and the selective electrical stimulation of the at least one nerve fiber, and on which a second electrode assembly is disposed to record an ECG signal;
an analysis and control unit which is electrically connectible to or is connected to the implantable electrode assembly, in which the locational selective acquisition of neuronal electrical signals and the ECG signal are analyzed in a time-resolved manner so that a neuronal time signal correlated with a physiological parameter is derivable;
a first comparator unit, connected to the analysis and control unit, for determining a characteristic relative time delay between the ECG signal and the neuronal time signal correlated with the physiological parameter;
a first function generator connected to the analysis and control unit, which generates a stimulation signal within a time window determined by the analysis and control unit on a basis of the relative time delay; the stimulation signal comprises n pulses which are in phase and temporal amplitude with a derived neuronal time signal correlated with the physiological parameter; and
a first signal to current converter coupled to the first function generator and the first electrode assembly, which leads the stimulation signal for selective electrical stimulation of the at least one nerve fiber to the first electrode assembly; and
the analysis and control unit, the first comparator unit, the first function generator and the first signal to current converter are part of an implantable module.

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. 10,556,092

ACTIVE DRIVES FOR ROBOTIC CATHETER MANIPULATORS

Auris Health, Inc., Redw...

1. A medical system, comprising:a telescoping catheter assembly, which comprises:
an outer catheter comprising an outer elongate body and an outer catheter steering adapter coupled to a proximal end of the outer elongate body; and
an inner catheter comprising an inner elongate body and an inner catheter steering adapter coupled to a proximal end of the inner elongate body, wherein the inner elongate body is coaxially positioned within the outer elongate body;
an outer catheter interface to which the outer catheter steering adapter is removably mated;
an inner catheter interface to which the inner catheter steering adapter is removably mated, wherein the inner catheter interface is actuatable by a first motor to axially translate the inner catheter; and
a first active feeder affixed between the outer catheter interface and the inner catheter interface and configured to receive the inner elongate body, the first active feeder comprising a first pair of opposing grippers configured to actively translate the inner elongate body into the outer elongate body in coordination with axial translation of the inner catheter interface, to thereby prevent axial buckling of the inner elongate body as the inner catheter interface moves toward the outer catheter interface.

US Pat. No. 10,556,087

ENHANCING MUSIC FOR REPETITIVE MOTION ACTIVITIES

MEDRHYTHMS, INC., Portla...

1. A method of providing repetitive motion therapy, the method being implemented on a computer system having a processor configured by computer-executable code to perform the method, comprising:providing, at the processor, access to one or more pieces of audio content;
selecting, using the processor, a piece of audio content for delivery to a patient;
performing, by the processor, an analysis on the selected audio content,
wherein the analysis performed by the processor includes identifying audio features of the selected audio content, and
extracting, based on the analysis, rhythmic and structural features of the selected audio content;
performing, by the processor using the extracted rhythmic and structural features, an entrainment suitability analysis on the selected audio content to identify features among the rhythmic and structural features of the selected audio content that are suitable for augmenting using cues to trigger kinematic motion;
generating, by the processor based on the entrainment suitability analysis, entrainment assistance cues for the selected audio content, the assistance cues including a sound added to one or more of the identified features of the selected audio content;
applying, by the processor, the assistance cues to the identified features of the selected audio content simultaneously with playing the selected audio content and thereby playing the selected audio content augmented with the assistance cues using an audio output device; and
evaluating, by the processor based on biomechanical data of the patient captured using a sensor while playing the selected audio content and the assistance cues, a therapeutic effect of the selected audio content and the assistance cues on the patient,
wherein the selected audio content continues to play when the therapeutic effect meets a therapeutic threshold, and when the therapeutic effect fails to meet the therapeutic threshold repeating one or more of the steps of selecting audio content, performing an entrainment suitability analysis and generating entrainment assistance cues.

US Pat. No. 10,556,052

CONTROL SYSTEM

Spectrum Medical Ltd., G...

1. A control system controlling at least one blood gas value in blood processed by an oxygenator of an extracorporeal perfusion system, wherein the oxygenator is configured to generate arterial blood by exposing venous blood to oxygen from an oxygenation gas supply, the control system comprising:a monitoring arrangement to determine a level of the at least one blood gas value in the arterial blood,
a blender having a plurality of gas inlets and a mixing chamber operable to provide the oxygenation gas supply, and
a controller responsive to the monitoring arrangement, the controller configured to control parameters of the oxygenation gas supply to the oxygenator, to adjust at least one of the blood gas values toward a pre-determined level, and wherein the controller comprises a configuration permitting it to alter the composition and a flow rate of the oxygenation gas supplied to the oxygenator,
wherein the controller is configured to simultaneously control the partial pressure of oxygen in the arterial blood and the partial pressure of carbon dioxide in the arterial blood by setting the flow rate of the oxygenation gas supply from the mixing chamber to a level suitable for adjusting the partial pressure of carbon dioxide, and at the set flow rate, setting the fraction of oxygen in the mixing chamber so that the fraction of oxygen in the oxygenation gas supply is at a level suitable for adjusting the partial pressure of oxygen.

US Pat. No. 10,556,051

MEDICAL DEVICE WITH OPERATOR SUPPORT

Fresenius Medical Care De...

1. A medical device, comprising:a display configured to provide a user interface;
an actuator or sensor;
and
a control unit, connected to the actuator or sensor and to the display;
wherein the control unit is configured to:
control the user interface to display a touch key corresponding to a search function;
receive, via the user interface, user input corresponding to selection of the touch key corresponding to the search function;
control the user interface to display a search window in response to receiving the user input corresponding to selection of the touch key corresponding to the search function, wherein the search window comprises a search field;
receive, via the user interface, user input corresponding to entry of a partial text string into the search field;
control the user interface to display one or more full text strings corresponding to the partial text string in response to receiving the user input corresponding to entry of the partial text string, wherein the one or more full text strings include a full text string corresponding to the actuator or sensor;
receive, via the user interface, user input corresponding to selection of the full text string corresponding to the actuator or sensor;
control the user interface to display text passages and/or graphics relating to the actuator or sensor in response to receiving the user input corresponding to selection of the full text string corresponding to the actuator or sensor;
receive, via the user interface, user input corresponding to selection of a displayed text passage or graphic relating to the actuator or sensor;
control the user interface to display an actuator or sensor interface corresponding to the actuator or sensor in response to receiving the user input corresponding to selection of the displayed text passage or graphic relating to the actuator or sensor;
receive, via the user interface, user input on the actuator or sensor interface for adjustment of an operating parameter relating to the actuator or sensor; and
adjust the operating parameter relating to the actuator or sensor based on the received user input for adjustment of the operating parameter relating to the actuator or sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,556,023

SUBSTITUTED ORGANOFLUOROBORATES AS IMAGING AGENTS

THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH...

1. A positron emitting compound or salt thereof having a half-life with respect to solvolytic de-18F-fluoridation at physiological pH of about 1000 minutes or more, wherein the compound is of the formula (IV):
wherein:
B is boron;
each Y1 is independently selected from the group consisting of R1, 18F and 19F;
n=1 or 2;
Y2 is selected from the group consisting of R2, 18F and 19F;
R1 is a non-interfering substituent with regard to fluoridation of B;
R2 is a non-interfering substituent with regard to fluoridation of B;
at least one of (Y1)n and Y2 is 18F;
Q1 is —CR3R4R5 ;
each of R3, R4, and R5 is H, D, F, Cl, Br, I, CX3, —N+R15R16R17, —P+R18R19R20, —S+R21R22, —NR23R24, NHR23, a biomolecule, linking group optionally joined to a biomolecule, a group that is substituted with at least one substituent that is a biomolecule, forms a group that is substituted with at least one substituent that is a biomolecule, a linear or branched C1-C15 alkyl group, or a C3-C18 cycloalkyl group, wherein each of the C1-C15 alkyl group and the C3-C18 cycloalkyl group is unsubstituted or substituted and optionally includes at least one heteroatom interposed between two carbon atoms of the carbon chain of the group, wherein each of the at least one heteroatom is independently selected from the group consisting of O, S, N and P, each of the C1-C15 alkyl group and the C3-C18 cycloalkyl group is joined to the carbon atom of —CR3R4R5 through a carbon atom, and each X is the same or different and is F, Cl, Br, or I;
at least two of R3, R4 and R5 are independently F, Cl, Br, I, or CX3, or at least one of R3, R4 and R5 is —N+R15R16R17, —P+R18R19R20, —S+R21R22, or —NR23R24;
each of R15, R16 and R17 is independently H, D, a biomolecule, a linking group optionally joined to a biomolecule, a group that is substituted with at least one substituent that is a biomolecule, forms a group that is substituted with at least one substituent that is a biomolecule, a linear or branched C1-C15 alkyl group, or a C3-C18 cycloalkyl group, wherein each of the C1-C15 alkyl group and the C3-C18 cycloalkyl group is unsubstituted or substituted and optionally includes at least one heteroatom interposed between two carbon atoms of the carbon chain of the group, wherein each of the at least one heteroatom is independently selected from the group consisting of O, S, N and P, and each of the C1-C15 alkyl group and the C3-C18 cycloalkyl group is joined to the nitrogen atom of —N+R15R16R17 through a carbon atom, or R15 is absent and R16 and R17 are joined so that —N+R15R16R17 forms a positively charged nitrogen containing heterocyclic group which is substituted or unsubstituted;
each of R18, R19, and R20 is independently H, D, a biomolecule, a linking group optionally joined to a biomolecule, a group that is substituted with at least one substituent that is a biomolecule, forms a group that is substituted with at least one substituent that is a biomolecule, a linear or branched C1-C15 alkyl group, or a C3-C18 cycloalkyl group, wherein each of the C1-C15 alkyl group and the C3-C18 cycloalkyl group is unsubstituted or substituted and includes at least one heteroatom interposed between two carbon atoms of the carbon chain of the group, wherein each of the at least one heteroatom is independently selected from the group consisting of O, S, N and P, and each of the C1-C15 alkyl group and the C3-C18 cycloalkyl group is joined to the phosphorus atom of —P+R18R19 R20 through a carbon atom;
each of R21 and R22 is independently H, D, a biomolecule, a linking group optionally joined to a biomolecule, a group that is substituted with at least one substituent that is a biomolecule, forms a group that is substituted with at least one substituent that is a biomolecule, a linear or branched C1-C15 alkyl group, or a C3-C18 cycloalkyl group, wherein each of the C1-C15 alkyl group and the C3-C18 cycloalkyl group is unsubstituted or substituted and optionally includes at least one heteroatom interposed between two carbon atoms of the carbon chain of the group, wherein each of the at least one heteroatom is independently selected from the group consisting of O, S, N and P, and each of the C1-C15 alkyl group and the C3-C18 cycloalkyl group is joined to the sulfur atom of —S+R21R22 through a carbon atom; and
each of R23 and R24 is independently H, D, a biomolecule, a linking group optionally joined to a biomolecule, a group that is substituted with at least one substituent that is a biomolecule, forms a group that is substituted with at least one substituent that is a biomolecule, a linear or branched C1-C15 alkyl group, or a C3-C18 cycloalkyl group, wherein each of the C1-C15 alkyl group and the C3-C18 cycloalkyl group is unsubstituted or substituted and optionally includes at least one heteroatom interposed between two carbon atoms of the carbon chain of the group, wherein each of the at least one heteroatom is independently selected from the group consisting of O, S, N and P, and each of the C1-C15 alkyl group and the C3-C18cycloalkyl group is joined to the nitrogen atom of —NR23R24 through a carbon atom;
providing that Q1 is selected such that the pKa of Ha of an acid of the formula:

is less than or equal to about 2.8.

US Pat. No. 10,555,929

METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF NONALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER DISEASE AND/OR LIPODYSTROPHY

Coherus Biosciences, Inc....

1. A method of treating nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) comprising administering to a subject in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of formula (I):
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,555,920

NECROSIS INHIBITORS

National Institute of Bio...

1. An amide compound that is an inhibitor of cellular necrosis and/or human receptor interacting protein 1 kinase (RIP1), of formula:
wherein:
R1 is (a) substituted or unsubstituted phenyl;
(b) substituted or unsubstituted 2-, 3- or 4-pyridine;
(c) substituted or unsubstituted naphthyl or 3-azanaphthyl;
(d) substituted or unsubstituted 0-3 heteroatom cyclohexyl, cyclopentyl; or
(e) substituted or unsubstituted 0-3 heteroatom cyclopentene or cyclopentadiene;
R2 is substituted or unsubstituted aziridine, azetidine, pyrrolidine, piperidine, oxazridine, oxazetidine, oxazolidine, oxazinane, thiaziridine, thiazetidine, thiazolidine, thiazinane, diaziridine, diazetidine, diazolidine (pyrazolidine), diazinane; or
R2 is substituted or unsubstituted pyrrole, dihydropyrrole, pyridine, dihydropyridine, tetrahydropyridine, azole, pyrimidine, oxazine, thiazine, triazine, ozadiazine, thiadiazine; and
R3 is substituted or unsubstituted, 0-3 heteroatom C1-C9 alkyl, alkenyl, or alkynyl; or
a corresponding sulfonamide of the amide compound, or
a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, hydrate or stereoisomer the compound or corresponding sulfonamide.

US Pat. No. 10,555,872

CONVENIENCE KITS FOR ASEPTIC STERILIZING AND DISPENSING

THORNE INTELLECTUAL PROPE...

1. Apparatus for being disposed within an uncontrolled, unsterilized and potentially contaminating surrounding environment while being used for sterilizing and dispensing liquid into containers and for capping and sealing the containers for delivery of protectively packaged sterile product into the environment, said apparatus comprising:a convenience kit comprising:
(a) a plurality of the containers, each container of said containers comprising an orifice through which liquid is dispensed into the container and a cap coupling;
(b) a plurality of caps, comprising one cap of the plurality of caps for each container, each cap comprising an exterior which is digitally accessible and has a connecting structure for capping, closing and sealing an associated container;
(c) a tray comprising cavities sized and shaped for holding each container and each cap in place during apparatus transport and, further, for immobilizing each container of said plurality of containers such that an associated cap of the plurality of caps can be facilely digitally affixed to the container;
(d) a filter component comprising a sterilizing grade filter disposed within a disk shaped housing and a pair of opposing extended length fluid communicating conduits, extending outward from said housing, providing a passageway to, through and from said filter;
(e) a plastic bag comprising an accessible opening for displacement of articles comprising said containers, said caps, and said tray into said bag before said opening is closed and sealed, and an exterior surface which completely envelopes and protects sterility of contents disposed therein thereby providing a completely shrouding shield for articles when said accessible opening is closed and sealed, said exterior surface further being continuous and comprising sufficient continuity and thickness to obstruct fluid displacement there through, having sufficient volume capacity to permit liquid to be displaced into each container and flexibility and suppleness for digital manipulation and having only a single hole, formed by perforating said exterior surface of said bag and closed by a gasket seal about a first conduit of said pair of opposing extended length fluid communicating conduits displaced through said hole, thereby providing for an aseptic pathway for displacing fluids into each container, said opening being closed and sealed once the contents are disposed therein and the bag and contents sterilized thereafter such that access to bag contents requires perforation of said exterior surface;
said filter component comprising a portion thereof disposed outside said bag, said portion comprising a second conduit of the pair of opposing extended length fluid communicating conduits which comprises a fitting which provides an entry orifice into the pathway, said fitting being open to the environment; and
a source for delivering non-sterile liquid through said filter, said source comprising a fitting, complimentary to said filter component second conduit fitting, which is affixed to said filter component conduit fitting for communicating liquid to the containers through first conduit of the pair of opposing extended length fluid communicating conduits and for digitally maneuvering said first conduit of the pair of opposing extended length fluid communicating conduits for dispensing liquid into each container without requiring displacement of said tray.

US Pat. No. 10,555,869

SYSTEM FOR ASSISTING A HELPER IN THE RESUSCITATION OF A PERSON WITH CIRCULATORY ARREST

Matthias Roth, Freiburg ...

1. A system for assisting a helper in performing chest compressions for resuscitation of a patient affected by a cardiac arrest, comprising a position sensor (4) and a mobile terminal device (6), which is connected to said position sensor (4) via an interface (6.1), said system being configured for detecting a circulation condition of said patient (1), characterized in thatthe system lacks a defibrillator,
the position sensor (4) is connected to a sticking plaster (5) as a support means, said sticking plaster (5) being a flexible strip of fabric material and/or plastic and having an adhesive layer, wherein the sticking plaster (5) with said position sensor (4) being fixable on the skin (3) over the sternum (2) of the patient (1) by use of said adhesive layer,
said position sensor (4) is an acceleration sensor,
the mobile terminal device (6) is a commercially available smartphone, which is configured such that standalone software applications are executable,
the system comprises a stand-alone software application (7), which is stored and executed on the smartphone;
the software application (7) and the mobile terminal device (6) are configured to automatically initiate an emergency call in the form of audio, video or text message to a rescue coordination center,
said software application (7) being configured for
a. establishing a communication link between the position sensor (4), the mobile terminal device (6) and the helper (8),
b. querying symptoms detectable by the helper (8),
c. evaluating said symptoms in terms of determination of the circulatory arrest,
d. instructing the helper (8) in conducting short term necessary measures for resuscitation of the patient (1) and
e. acquiring and analyzing data detected by the position sensor (4),
wherein said querying of symptoms and said instructing the helper (8) in carrying out short-term necessary measures are designed such that they can be understood by an untrained lay rescuer.

US Pat. No. 10,555,859

HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT DELIVERY TABLE

Industrial Woodworking Co...

1. A height-adjustable table comprising:a table top,
a base,
a column extending upwardly from said base to support said table top, said column configured to be adjustable in length to allow selective control over the height of the table top, said column including an assist cylinder having a locked state in which said length of said column is secured and an unlocked state in which said length of said column is readily adjustable; and
an actuator assembly operatively coupled to said assist cylinder to allow a user to manually place said assist cylinder in said unlocked state, said actuator assembly including a pair of paddle assemblies and a linear linkage, said paddle assemblies pivotally disposed toward opposite sides of said table top, said linear linkage having a first drive rod operatively engaged with one of said paddle assemblies, a second drive rod operatively engaged with another of said paddle assemblies and a pivot arm, wherein pivotal movement of any one of said paddle assemblies results in movement of said assist cylinder between locked and unlocked states, said pivot arm having a first portion, a second portion and a pivot portion, said first portion and said second portion disposed on opposite sides of said pivot portion, said first drive rod being operatively engaged with said first portion and said second drive rod being operatively engaged with said second portion; and
wherein said second portion is engaged with said assist cylinder, said pivot arm configured to reverse linear motion of said second drive rod.