US Pat. No. 10,770,188

NUCLEAR REACTOR FUEL ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

1. A nuclear reactor fuel assembly, comprising:a top nozzle and a bottom nozzle connected to one another with the aid of a jacket;
a bundle of rod-type fuel elements arranged in the jacket with the aid of a grid and spacing elements, wherein the fuel elements comprise peripheral fuel elements in a peripheral row, and internal fuel elements,
the spacing elements are spiral shaped and wrapped around cladding of each fuel element and fixed at ends of the fuel elements,
wherein the spacing elements comprise peripheral spacing elements and internal spacing elements,
wherein at least the peripheral fuel elements in the bundle are provided with the peripheral spacing elements formed as tubes with longitudinal through slots,
wherein the peripheral spacing elements have a substantially oval cross section in regions where the peripheral spacing elements are in contact with the jacket.

US Pat. No. 10,770,186

CYCLIC NUCLEAR FUSION WITH SINGLE-CYCLE, CHARGED CATHODE

Adam S. Goldberg, Redwoo...

1. A method of producing a nuclear fusion reaction, comprising:starting and completing a single cycle of a nuclear fusion reaction, the single cycle including
evacuating a reaction chamber to a pressure that is lower than about 10?3 torr;
inducing a pulse of (i) a first reactant into the evacuated reaction chamber through a first reactant port and a pulse of (ii) a second reactant into the evacuated reaction chamber through a second reactant port, wherein the first reactant and the second reactant are independently selected as comprising deuterium or tritium;
converging the first reactant with the second reactant at a target cathode for colliding and fusing the first reactant with the second reactant to create a heat energy, the converging creating a higher reaction density at the target cathode rather than relying on random collisions, and including
creating an electrical field in the reaction chamber by applying a voltage that is selected from the group consisting of about 10 kV, about 11 kV, about 12 kV, about 13 kV, about 14 kV, about 15 kV, about 20 kV, about 25 kV, about 30 kV, about 35 kV, about 40 kV, about 45 kV, about 50 kV, about 60 kV, about 70 kV, about 80 kV, about 90 kV, about 100 kV, about 200 kV, about 300 kV, about 400 kV, about 500 kV, about 600 kV, about 700 kV, about 800 kV, about 900 kV, about 1 MV, about 2 MV, about 3 MV, about 4 MV, about 5 MV, about 10 MV, or any voltage therein, or range of voltages therein, in increments of 1 kV across an anode surface positioned in the interior of the reaction chamber and a surface of the target cathode positioned in the interior of the reaction chamber, the surface area of the target cathode ranging from about from about 1.00×10?10 m2 to about 1.00×10?6 m2, the electric field ionizing the first reactant to generate a cationic first reactant and ionizing the second reactant to generate a cationic second reactant; and,
establishing a negative charge on the target cathode for attracting and converging the cationic first reactant and the cationic second reactant at the target cathode for colliding and fusing the cationic first reactant with the cationic second reactant to create the heat energy.

US Pat. No. 10,770,180

PROCESSING CLINICAL NOTES USING RECURRENT NEURAL NETWORKS

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A system comprising one or more computers and one or more storage devices storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more computers, cause the one or more computers to perform operations comprising:receiving electronic health record data for a patient,
the electronic health record data comprising one or more observations of each of a plurality of different feature types, and
the plurality of different feature types including a clinical note feature type, wherein each observation of the clinical note feature type is a clinical note comprising a respective sequence of text tokens;
generating a respective observation embedding for each of the observations, comprising, for each clinical note:
processing the sequence of text tokens in the clinical note using a clinical note embedding long short-term memory (LSTM) neural network to generate a respective token embedding for each of the text tokens; and
generating the observation embedding for the clinical note from the token embeddings for the text tokens in the clinical note, comprising computing a weighted sum of the token embeddings, with each token embedding being weighted by a corresponding weight;
generating an embedded representation of the electronic health record data, wherein the embedded representation comprises a respective patient record embedding corresponding to each of a plurality of time windows, and wherein generating the embedded representation comprises, for each time window:
combining the observation embeddings of observations occurring during the time window to generate the patient record embedding corresponding to the time window; and
processing the embedded representation of the electronic health record data using a prediction recurrent neural network to generate a neural network output that characterizes a future health status of the patient after the last time window in the embedded representation.

US Pat. No. 10,770,171

AUGMENTING DATASETS USING DE-IDENTIFIED DATA AND SELECTED AUTHORIZED RECORDS

International Business Ma...

8. A computer program product for migrating and de-identifying data, the computer program product comprising one or more computer readable storage media collectively having program instructions embodied therewith, the program instructions executable by a computer to cause the computer to:determine one or more regions of interestingness within a model of a first set of data records, wherein the first set of data records are authorized for a research study by associated entities and contain a plurality of direct identifiers and quasi-identifiers of the associated entities, wherein the one or more regions of interestingness are determined based on the values of the plurality of direct identifiers and quasi-identifiers;
represent within the model a second set of data records, wherein the second set of data records are relevant for supporting objectives of the research study, correspond to entities other than those associated with the first set of data records, and used after de-identification according to de-identification requirements or authorization by corresponding entities;
identify data records from the second set of data records that are particularly useful and have greater relevance for supporting the objectives of the research study based on the model;
request authorization from the corresponding entities of the identified data records from the second set of data records, wherein requests for authorization are automatically generated and sent to the corresponding entities via a network; and
generate a resulting dataset for the research study by including the data records of the first set of data records within selected regions of interestingness and the identified data records of the second set of data records after receiving the requested authorization via the network.

US Pat. No. 10,770,163

SHIFT REGISTER UNIT, METHOD OF DRIVING SHIFT REGISTER UNIT, GATE DRIVING CIRCUIT AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A shift register unit, comprising an input circuit, a first pull-up node reset circuit, and an output circuit;wherein the input circuit comprises an input terminal, and is configured to control an level of a pull-up node to a first level in response to an input signal of the input terminal, and thereafter control a level of a first node to a second level under control of a level of a pull-down node, in which the first node is in a current path for controlling the level of the pull-up node;
the first pull-up node reset circuit is configured to reset the pull-up node in response to a first reset signal; and
the output circuit is configured to output a clock signal to an output terminal under control of the level of the pull-up node;
the input circuit comprises a first input sub-circuit, a second input sub-circuit, and a first node control sub-circuit;
the first input sub-circuit is configured to control the level of the first node to the first level in response to the input signal;
the second input sub-circuit is configured to control the level of the pull-up node to the first level in response to the input signal; and
the first node control sub-circuit is configured to control the level of the first node to the second level under control of the level of the pull-down node.

US Pat. No. 10,770,162

SHIFT REGISTER, DRIVING CIRCUIT AND DISPLAY DEVICE

XIAMEN TIANMA MICRO-ELECT...

1. A shift register, comprising:an output circuit, wherein the output circuit provides a signal at a first clock signal terminal to a gate signal output terminal under a control of a signal at a first node, or provides a signal at a first reference voltage terminal to the gate signal output terminal under a control of a signal at a second node;
a node control circuit, wherein according to the signal at the first node or the signal at the second node, the node control circuit controls a level of the signal at the first node to be opposite to a level of the signal at the second node;
a first node charging circuit, where the first node charging circuit includes a first control terminal, during a charging period of the first node in a non-scanning period, the first node charging circuit provides a signal at a first fixed voltage terminal to the first node under a control of a signal at the first control terminal;
a second node charging circuit, wherein the second node charging circuit includes a second control terminal and during a charging period of the second node in the non-scanning period, under a control of a signal at the second control terminal, the second node charging circuit provides a signal at a second fixed voltage terminal to the second node; and
a first control signal output circuit, wherein under a control of a signal at a second clock signal terminal, the first control signal output circuit transmits a signal at a third clock signal terminal to the first control terminal, and the first node charging circuit provides the signal at the first fixed voltage terminal to the first node.

US Pat. No. 10,770,153

CHARGE PUMP DRIVE CIRCUIT WITH TWO SWITCH SIGNALS

WUHAN XINXIN SEMICONDUCTO...

1. A charge pump drive circuit for providing a charge pump with a switch signal, the charge pump configured to provide a memory with a read voltage and a read current, the charge pump drive circuit comprising a read drive circuit and a standby drive circuit, wherein:the read drive circuit is powered by a first power supply and provides the charge pump with a first switch signal when the memory is in a read active state;
the standby drive circuit is powered by a second power supply and provides the charge pump with a second switch signal when the memory is in a read standby state; and
the first power supply provides a voltage level ranging from 1.6 V to 3.8 V and the second power supply provides a voltage level of 1.5 V;
wherein the charge pump drive circuit further comprises an OR gate having two inputs connected respectively to an output of the read drive circuit and an output of the standby drive circuit and an output connected to the charge pump;
wherein when the memory is in a writing, erasing or programming state, the read drive circuit provides the charge pump with the first switch signal;
wherein the charge pump drive circuit further comprises a first signal selection circuit and a second signal selection circuit, wherein:
the first signal selection circuit is provided with a first reference signal, a second reference signal and a selection signal;
the second signal selection circuit is provided with a first feedback voltage, a second feedback voltage and the selection signal;
the selection signal is dependent on the state of the memory;
when the memory is in the read active state or the read standby state, the selection signal causes the first signal selection circuit to output the first reference signal and causes the second signal selection circuit to output the first feedback voltage; and
when the memory is in the writing, erasing or programming state, the selection signal causes the first signal selection circuit to output the second reference signal and causes the second signal selection circuit to output the second feedback voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,770,152

METHODS OF OPERATING A MEMORY DEVICE COMPARING INPUT DATA TO DATA STORED IN MEMORY CELLS COUPLED TO A DATA LINE

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method of operating a memory device, comprising:comparing a plurality of digits of input data to data stored in memory cells of a plurality of strings of series-connected memory cells coupled to a data line while each string of series-connected memory cells of the plurality of strings of series-connected memory cells is concurrently electrically connected to the data line, wherein each digit of data of the plurality of digits of input data is compared to a respective digit of data stored in memory cells of the plurality of strings of series-connected memory cells, and wherein each respective digit of data is stored in memory cells of a respective string of series-connected memory cells of the plurality of strings of series-connected memory cells;
generating a respective resistance in series with each string of series-connected memory cells of the plurality of strings of series-connected memory cells while comparing the plurality of digits of input data to the data stored in the memory cells of the plurality of strings of series-connected memory cells, wherein the respective resistance in series with a particular string of series-connected memory cells of the plurality of strings of series-connected memory cells is different than the respective resistance in series with a different string of series-connected memory cells of the plurality of strings of series-connected memory cells;
comparing a representation of a level of current in the data line to a reference;
deeming the plurality of digits of input data to match the data stored in the memory cells of the plurality of strings of series-connected memory cells in response to the representation of the level of current in the data line being less than the reference; and
deeming the plurality of digits of input data to not match the data stored in the memory cells of the plurality of strings of series-connected memory cells in response to the representation of the level of current in the data line being greater than the reference.

US Pat. No. 10,770,135

MEMORY MACRO WHICH CHANGES OPERATIONAL MODES

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A memory macro comprising:a first input pin configured to receive a first signal indicating an operational mode of the memory macro;
a first memory cell array;
a second memory cell array;
a first input output (IO) circuit
a second IO circuit
a first set of driver circuits and a second set of driver circuits, the first set of driver circuits being coupled to the first IO circuit, and the second set of driver circuits being coupled to the second IO circuit; and
a logic circuit having a first terminal coupled to the first input pin and being configured to receive the first signal, the logic circuit being coupled to the first set of driver circuits and the second set of driver circuits, and the logic circuit being configured to generate a second signal and a third signal responsive to the first signal, and cause a change in the operational mode of the memory macro, wherein
the change in the operational mode of the memory macro comprises turning off at least the first set of driver circuits or the second set of driver circuits, wherein
data in the first IO circuit is retained, when the first set of driver circuits is turned off, or
data in the second IO circuit is retained, when the second set of driver circuits is turned off.

US Pat. No. 10,770,133

READ AND WRITE DATA PROCESSING CIRCUITS AND METHODS ASSOCIATED WITH COMPUTATIONAL MEMORY CELLS THAT PROVIDES WRITE INHIBITS AND READ BIT LINE PRE-CHARGE INHIBITS

1. A processing array device, comprising:a plurality of memory cells arranged in an array having a plurality of columns and a plurality of rows, each memory cell having a storage element wherein the array has a plurality of sections and each section has a plurality of bit line sections and a plurality of bit lines with one bit line per bit line section, wherein the memory cells in each bit line section are all connected to a single read bit line and the plurality of bit lines in each section are distinct from the plurality of bit lines included in the other sections of the array; and
wherein each bit line section further comprises a write inhibit circuitry that inhibits a write operation to the memory cells of the bit line section on a per write operation basis, a pullup element connected to the read bit line to pre-charge the read bit line to a logic “1”, and a pre-charge inhibit circuitry that inhibits the pre-charge of the read bit line for a period of time.

US Pat. No. 10,770,130

APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR MAINTAINING A DUTY CYCLE ERROR COUNTER

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus comprising:a counter, wherein the counter is configured to:
encode a first value to a second value, wherein the first value is represented by a binary code and the second value is represented by a Gray code,
count up or count down the second value by a specified step to output a third value, wherein the third value is represented by the Gray code, and
decode the third value to a fourth value, wherein the fourth value is represented by the binary code.

US Pat. No. 10,770,129

PSEUDO-CHANNELED DRAM

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A memory system, comprising:two or more dynamic random access memory devices; and
logic communicatively coupled to the two or more dynamic random access memory devices to:
provide access to the two or more dynamic random access memory devices with two or more pseudo-channels per memory channel;
dedicate data pins for each of the pseudo-channels; and
share command address pins between at least two of the two or more pseudo-channels.

US Pat. No. 10,770,118

REVERSE BIAS VOLTAGE ADJUSTER

Winbond Electronics Corp....

1. A reverse bias voltage adjuster, comprising:an operating voltage generating circuit, which generates an operating voltage according to a burnin-test signal, a power start signal, and a reverse bias enable signal, wherein in a normal operation mode, the operating voltage is a first voltage value, and in a burnin-test mode, the operating voltage is a second voltage value, and the second voltage value is less than the first voltage value; and
a voltage adjusting circuit, which is coupled to the operating voltage generating circuit, and is provided with a switch, wherein the switch is coupled between transfer trajectories of a reference grounding voltage and a reverse bias voltage, and in an initial time interval in the burnin-test mode, the voltage adjusting circuit adjusts voltage value of the reverse bias voltage by turning on the switch.

US Pat. No. 10,770,114

VIDEO MATRIX BARCODE SYSTEM

VISA INTERNATIONAL SERVIC...

1. A system for conveying information via matrix barcodes, the system comprising:a matrix barcode movie generator including:
a parser that extracts individual payload data packets from a data object, the parser further generating metadata for each of the payload data packets;
a converter that generates a separate matrix barcode for each payload data packet and its corresponding metadata; and
a packager that places the separate matrix barcodes as frames into a matrix barcode movie at a predetermined frame rate;
a projector including:
a display device;
a memory storing the matrix barcode movie; and
a processor coupled to the display device and the memory, the processor programmed to play the matrix barcode movie on the display device at the predetermined frame rate; and
a reader including:
a camera operating at a framerate higher than the predetermined frame rate that captures each matrix barcode from the matrix barcode movie;
a processor coupled to the camera;
a memory storing executable code that causes the processor to examine each frame of the matrix barcode movie and extract the metadata and payload data from each frame of the matrix barcode movie, assemble and store in the memory the data object according to the metadata stored in each frame of the matrix barcode movie, and take an action responsive to the data object.

US Pat. No. 10,770,109

TAPE DRIVE CONFIGURATION

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A method comprising:determining, by a tape library, multiple tape densities supported by a given tape drive of a plurality of tape drives and respective tape densities indicated for each of a plurality of tape cartridges;
receiving, by the tape library, a command to load a given tape cartridge of the plurality of tape cartridges into the given tape drive of the plurality of tape drives;
determining, by the tape library, that an indicated tape density for the given tape cartridge matches one of the multiple tape densities supported by the given tape drive, wherein the indicated tape density for the given tape cartridge is determined from a barcode on the given tape cartridge;
in response to the determination that the indicated tape density for the given tape cartridge and one of the multiple tape densities supported by the given tape drive match, configuring, by the tape library, the given tape drive to initialize the given tape cartridge to the indicated tape density for the given tape cartridge; and
in response to a determination that the given tape cartridge does not include a valid barcode, configuring, by the tape library, the given tape drive to initialize the given tape cartridge to a default tape density for the given tape cartridge.

US Pat. No. 10,770,084

ENCODER, DECODER AND METHODS FOR SIGNAL-ADAPTIVE SWITCHING OF THE OVERLAP RATIO IN AUDIO TRANSFORM CODING

1. A decoder for decoding a plurality of spectral-domain audio samples, wherein the decoder comprises:a first decoding module for decoding a first group of the spectral-domain audio samples by generating a first group of time-domain intermediate audio samples from the spectral-domain audio samples of the first group of the spectral-domain audio samples, and for decoding a second group of the spectral-domain audio samples by generating a second group of time-domain intermediate audio samples from the spectral-domain audio samples of the second group of the spectral-domain audio samples,
an overlap-adder, wherein the overlap-adder is configured to conduct overlap-adding of exactly two groups of time-domain intermediate audio samples, said exactly two groups being the first group and the second group of time-domain intermediate audio samples, wherein the overlap-adder is configured to overlap-add said exactly two groups with an overlap of more than 5% and at most 50%, wherein said overlap-add of said exactly two groups results in generating a first plurality of time-domain audio output samples of an audio signal,
a second decoding module for decoding a third group of the spectral-domain audio samples by generating a third group of time-domain intermediate audio samples from the spectral-domain audio samples of the third group of the spectral-domain audio samples, and for decoding a fourth group of the spectral-domain audio samples by generating a fourth group of time-domain intermediate audio samples from the spectral-domain audio samples of the fourth group of the spectral-domain audio samples, and
an output interface for outputting the first plurality of time-domain audio output samples of the audio signal, a second plurality of time-domain audio output samples of the audio signal and a third plurality of time-domain audio output samples of the audio signal,
wherein the overlap-adder is configured to acquire the second plurality of time-domain audio output samples using overlap-adding at least the third group of time-domain intermediate audio samples with an overlap of more than 60% and less than 100% with the fourth group of time-domain intermediate audio samples, and
wherein the overlap-adder is configured to acquire the third plurality of time-domain audio output samples using overlap-adding of at least the second group of time-domain intermediate audio samples with the third group of time-domain intermediate audio samples, or wherein the overlap-adder is configured to acquire the third plurality of time-domain audio output samples using overlap-adding of at least the fourth group of time-domain intermediate audio samples with the first group of time-domain intermediate audio samples.

US Pat. No. 10,770,076

MAGNETIC DETECTION OF REPLAY ATTACK

Cirrus Logic, Inc., Aust...

1. A method of detecting a replay attack on a voice biometrics system, the method comprising:receiving an audio signal representing speech;
detecting a magnetic field;
determining if there is a correlation between the audio signal and the magnetic field, wherein determining if there is a correlation between the audio signal and the magnetic field comprises:
sampling the detected magnetic field at a first sample rate;
sampling the audio signal at a second sample rate; and
determining if there is a correlation between the sampled audio signal and the sampled detected magnetic field; and
if there is a correlation between the audio signal and the magnetic field, determining that the audio signal may result from a replay attack.

US Pat. No. 10,770,072

COGNITIVE TRIGGERING OF HUMAN INTERACTION STRATEGIES TO FACILITATE COLLABORATION, PRODUCTIVITY, AND LEARNING

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A computer-implemented method of triggering a dialogue system to implement human interaction strategies configured to facilitate human interactions between and among selected persons in an environment, the computer-implemented method comprising:receiving, at a triggering system, input data about the environment;
using machine learning (ML) algorithms of the triggering system to extract features from the input data;
using the ML algorithms of the triggering system to analyze relationships among and between the features extracted from the input data to generate a person-A user-interaction-readiness model for person-A in the environment, wherein the person-A user-interaction-readiness model comprises a model of person-A's readiness to participate in a human interaction with other persons in the environment;
using the ML algorithms to apply real-world data about person-A to the person-A user-interaction-readiness model to generate a first classification output comprising data representing person-A's readiness to participate in a human interaction with other persons in the environment;
using the ML algorithms of the triggering system to analyze relationships among and between the features extracted from the input data to generate a person-B user-interaction-readiness model for person-B in the environment, wherein the person-B user-interaction-readiness model comprises a model that indicates person-B's readiness to participate in a human interaction with another person in the environment;
using the ML algorithms to apply real-world data about person-B to the person-B user-interaction-readiness model to generate a second classification output comprising data representing person-B's readiness to participate in a human interaction with other persons in the environment;
using the ML algorithms of the triggering system to extract features from the input data, the first classification output, and the second classification output;
using the ML algorithms of the triggering system to analyze relationships among and between the features extracted from the input data, the first classification output, and the second classification output to generate a user-interaction-candidates group model for person-A and person-B in the environment, wherein the user-interaction-candidates group model comprises a model of person-A's and Person B's readiness to participate in a human interaction that includes person-A and person-B;
using the ML algorithms to apply real-world data about person-A and person-B to the user-interaction-candidates group model to generate a third classification output comprising data representing person-A's readiness to participate in a human interaction with person-B in the environment, as well as person-B's readiness to participate in a human interaction with person-A; and
based at least in part on the third classification output, triggering the dialogue system to initiate the implementation of human interaction strategies configured to facilitate human interactions between person-A and person-B in the environment.

US Pat. No. 10,770,040

SAXOPHONE

CANNONBALL MUSICAL INTRUM...

11. A method of improving the tonal characteristics of a saxophone comprising the steps of:identifying at least one joint on the saxophone where an in-tune tone will be emitted; and
disposing a tone hole at said joint.

US Pat. No. 10,770,032

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING IMAGE IN VIRTUAL REALITY SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for processing an image frame for a virtual reality content in an electronic device, comprising:setting a view window in an image frame corresponding to a 360 degree image, the image frame including a plurality of first areas;
identifying at least one second area in an image which is a part of the image frame within the view window, wherein each of the at least one second area corresponds to a part of an area among the plurality of first areas, and the part of the area among the plurality of areas is within the view window;
obtaining at least one compensation parameter based on the at least one second area; and
processing the image within the view window using the obtained at least one compensation parameter,
wherein the at least one compensation parameter is based on at least one parameter set for each of the at least one second areas and a ratio of a size of each of the at least one second areas with respect to a size of the view window.

US Pat. No. 10,770,026

DISPLAY DEVICE, AND SOURCE DRIVER AND PACKET RECOGNITION METHOD THEREOF

Silicon Works Co., Ltd., ...

1. A display device comprising:a timing controller configured to constitute a control data packet including check information and transmits transmission data cyclically including the control data packet; and
a source driver configured to receive the transmission data, update, when the check information of a first control data packet of a current cycle is normal, a second control data packet to be restored, with the first control data packet, and maintain, when the check information of the first control data packet of the current cycle is abnormal, the second control data packet at a state of a previous cycle.

US Pat. No. 10,770,013

SEMICONDUCTOR SUBSTRATE AND DRIVING METHOD

Au Optronics Corporation,...

1. A semiconductor substrate, comprising:a base;
a data line, a scan line and a capacitance control line disposed on the base;
a first transistor, wherein a first terminal of the first transistor is electrically connected to the data line, and a control terminal of the first transistor is electrically connected to the scan line;
a pixel electrode electrically connected to a second terminal of the first transistor;
a second transistor, wherein a first terminal of the second transistor is electrically connected to the second terminal of the first transistor;
a storage capacitor electrically connected to a second terminal of the second transistor; and
a third transistor, wherein a first terminal of the third transistor is electrically connected to the capacitance control line, a control terminal of the third transistor is electrically connected to the scan line, and a second terminal of the third transistor is electrically connected to a control terminal of the second transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,770,007

DRIVING CIRCUIT FOR REAL-TIME EXTERNAL COMPENSATION AND ELECTROLUMINESCENT DISPLAY INCLUDING THE SAME

LG DISPLAY CO., LTD., Se...

1. A driving circuit, comprising:a timing controller configured to generate a gate shift clock group, a gate start pulse, a first selection signal and a second selection signal; and
a gate driver configured to generate a gate signal based on at least one of the gate shift clock group, the gate start pulse, the first selection signal and the second selection signal generated by the timing controller and to supply the gate signal to a display panel, the gate driver including:
a plurality of stages configured to shift the gate start pulse in accordance with clock signals of the gate shift clock group to generate an output signal and supply the output signal to a first output node,
a first output control switch connected between a second output node connected to a gate line of the display panel and the first output node, the first output control switch being turned on in response to the first selection signal to connect the first output node to the gate line, and
a second output control switch connected between the second output node and an input terminal of a gate low voltage, the second output control switch being turned on in response to the second selection signal to connect the input terminal of the gate low voltage to the gate line,
wherein the gate signal includes a sensing gate signal to be applied to a sensing target display line of the display panel and a pause-drive display gate signal for a display line adjacent to the sensing target display line of the sensing gate signal, and
wherein the first output control switch is turned off in response to the first selection signal and the second output control switch is turned on in response to the second selection signal, and the gate driver outputs the pause-drive display gate signal.

US Pat. No. 10,769,834

DIGITAL MEDIA EDITING

GoPro, Inc., San Mateo, ...

1. A computer-implemented method for providing an edit profile comprising one or more suggested edits to a digital video, the method being executed by one or more processors of a computing device and comprising:receiving, by the one or more processors, metadata associated with the digital video, the metadata representative of movement and an environment associated with recording of the digital video;
determining, by the one or more processors, a suggested edit profile for the digital video, the suggested edit profile identifying one or more effects to be applied to at least a portion of the digital video and one or more suggested attributes of the one or more effects, the one or more suggested attribute defining how the one or more effects are to be applied to the at least the portion of the digital video and comprising one or more of a degree of a respective effect, a beginning of the respective effect, an end of the respective effect, and/or a duration of the respective effect, wherein the one or more effects and the one or more suggested attributes are determined based on the movement and the environment associated with the recording of the digital video;
providing, by the one or more processors, a respective graphical representation of individual effect and one or more corresponding suggested attributes of the individual effect within an effect interface, the effects interface enabling user selection or user removal of individual ones of the one or more effects and enabling user confirmation or user modification of the one or more corresponding suggested attributes;
receiving, by the one or more processors, and through the effect interface, the user selection or the user removal of the individual ones of the one or more effects and the user confirmation or the user modification of the one or more corresponding suggested attributes; and
providing, by the one or more processors, an edit profile based on the user selection or the user removal of the individual ones of the one or more effects and the user confirmation or the user modification of the one or more corresponding suggested attributes, the edit profile comprising one or more selected effects for editing the digital video, the one or more selected effects applied to edit the digital video based on one or more confirmed attributes or one or more modified attributes.

US Pat. No. 10,769,798

MOVING OBJECT DETECTION APPARATUS, MOVING OBJECT DETECTION METHOD AND PROGRAM

NEC CORPORATION, Minato-...

1. A moving object detection apparatus comprising:at least one memory that stores instructions; and
at least one processor configured to execute the instructions to:
receive video taken by an image capturing apparatus provided in a mobile body;
calculate first motions of first pixels of an image included in the video;
calculate, based on the first motions of the first pixels, background motions indicating motions of a background area of the image;
calculate a transform that generates the background motion;
calculate an inverse transform of the transform;
apply the inverse transform on the first motions, thereby generating second motions of the first pixels;
generate, based on the second motions of the first pixels, third motions of second pixels other than the first pixels;
calculate first scores of the first pixels and the second pixels based on the second motions of the first pixels and the third motions of the second pixels;
update, based on the transform that generates the background motion, background models each representing background pixel values in partial areas of the image;
calculate second scores of the first pixels and the second pixels based on the image and the background models of the partial areas, each of the partial areas including a pixel of the first pixels and the second pixels; and
detect a moving object from the image based on the first scores and the second scores.

US Pat. No. 10,769,503

DIGITAL ORGANIZATION OF PRINTED DOCUMENTS ACCORDING TO EXTRACTED SEMANTIC INFORMATION

Zorroa Corporation, San ...

1. A method of analyzing and organizing printed documents, the method comprising:receiving one or more printed documents, each printed document including a respective one or more pages;
for each printed document:
for each page of the respective printed document:
scanning the respective page to obtain an image file;
applying one or more trained classifier models to the image file to determine a document class for the respective page, wherein the one or more trained classifier models are trained using documents of a plurality of document classes, each document class is associated with a semantic analyzer pipeline of a plurality of semantic analyzer pipelines, and each semantic analyzer pipeline includes (i) a preprocessing semantic analyzer to preprocess the respective page, and (ii) an optical character recognition (OCR)-based semantic analyzer to process output of the preprocessing semantic analyzer;
determining, based on the document class, a respective semantic analyzer pipeline for analyzing the respective page;
applying the preprocessing semantic analyzer to the image file to generate a preprocessed output page; and
applying the OCR-based semantic analyzer to the preprocessed output page to extract semantic information corresponding to the respective page;
determining a digital organization for the respective printed document based on the extracted semantic information and the document class corresponding to respective pages of the respective printed document.

US Pat. No. 10,769,128

DELEGATED KEY-LEVEL LOCKING FOR A TRANSACTIONAL MULTI-VERSION KEY-VALUE STORE

salesforce.com, inc., Sa...

1. A method for managing a record chain associated with a key in a database managed by a database system comprising:receiving, in the database system, a key-level lock request for a transaction, the key-level lock request corresponding to a key in the database;
allocating a memory location to store data associated with the key-level lock request;
determining, by the database system, that a lock type associated with the key-level lock request is in conflict with at least one or more lock types associated with other records already in the record chain and associated with previously-received lock requests for the key that have been granted and that have not been completed;
inserting the key-level lock request into the record chain prior to granting of the key-level lock request, wherein the key-level lock request waits in the record chain for the conflict to be resolved, and wherein inserting the key-level lock request into the record chain includes linking the memory location into the record chain;
resolving at least one of the conflicts before granting the key-level lock request, wherein the at least one of the conflicts corresponds to a given previously-received lock request that is being completed;
maintaining the key-level lock request in the record chain after granting the key-level lock request;
maintaining the given previously-received lock request in the record chain after completing the given previously-received lock request;
placing, by the database system, the key-level lock request in a pending state in the record chain in response to determining the conflict;
receiving, in the database system, a second key-level lock request having a second lock type during a time that the key-level lock request is in the pending state;
inserting, by the database system, the second key-level lock request in the record chain ahead of the key-level lock request responsive to the lock type and the second lock type;
incrementing, by the database system, a count maintained with respect to the key-level lock request, wherein the incrementing is responsive to inserting the second key-level lock request ahead of the key-level lock request;
receiving, in the database system, a third key-level lock request having a third lock type during the time that the key-level lock request is in the pending state;
determining, by the database system, that the third key-level lock request would be inserted in the record chain ahead of the key-level lock request responsive to the lock type and the third lock type;
determining, by the database system, that the count exceeds a threshold; and
inserting, by the database system, the third key-level lock request in the record chain behind the key-level lock request responsive to the count exceeding the threshold, even though the third key-level lock request would otherwise be inserted in the record chain ahead of the key-level lock request.

US Pat. No. 10,768,848

BACKUP PERFORMANCE IN STORAGE TIERS USING DATA ALLOCATION OPTIMIZATION

EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LL...

1. A system for improving backup performance comprising:an interface to:
receive a volume identifier to backup;
a processor to:
determine a first allocation for backup for data of a volume associated with the volume identifier in a plurality of storage tiers, comprising:
determining a plurality of storage tiers with capacity to store the data,
for each storage tier of the plurality of storage tiers with capacity to store the data other than a current storage tier:
determining a benefit in backup time based on a speed difference between the current storage tier and each storage tier and a maximum possible amount of data that can be moved within available time, the maximum possible amount of data that can be moved being determined based on an amount of time remaining until a next backup and a bandwidth available to move data between tiers, and
determining a cost based on time lost due to moving the data between the current storage tier and each storage tier using a cost function;
determining the first allocation, wherein the first allocation is associated with a highest benefit in backup time to cost ratio;
move the data based on the determined first allocation to improve backup processing;
in response to moving the data based on the determined first allocation, back up the data of the volume;
modify the cost function based on a success of the first allocation for data of the volume for determining a subsequent first allocation;
determine a second allocation for normal operational access different from the first allocation for the data of the volume;
subsequent to the moving of the data based on the determined first allocation and the backing up, move the data based on the determined second allocation to optimize access to the data; and
a memory coupled to the processor and configured to provide the processor with instructions.

US Pat. No. 10,768,780

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTEXT-DRIVEN DISPLAYING OF SHORTCUTS ON TOUCHSCREEN

International Business Ma...

1. A computer-implemented method of controlling a computer system which includes a processor and a touchscreen, the touchscreen including a graphical display and a touch sensor, the method including:determining, by way of a user context determination module, a user context of at least one user of the computer system;
predicting, based on the user context, a probability of the user interacting with one or more user interface objects in relation to an application running on the computer system, the probability changing dynamically at least based on frequency of use of the one or more user interface objects;
based on the predicting, selecting, using an icon selection module, one or more user interface objects which are contextually relevant to the determined context of the user; and
displaying, using the graphical display of the touchscreen, the one or more user interface objects selected by the icon selection module,
wherein the one or more user interface objects, which are displayed, change dynamically based on the application running on the computer system and the user context,
wherein a position and size of the one or more user interface objects change dynamically based on the probability.

US Pat. No. 10,768,779

INSTANT MESSENGER METHOD, CLIENT AND SYSTEM BASED ON DYNAMIC IMAGE GRID

CIENET TECHNOLOGIES (BEIJ...

1. An instant messaging method based on a dynamic graph grid, used to implement sending of dynamic graph grid information, comprising the following steps:adding an icon and/or a soundmark combination to a graph grid input interface;
selecting one graph grid from the graph grid input interface;
operating an editing sub-unit of the graph grid and sequentially adding a meta instruction of the editing sub-unit to a meta instruction list, wherein the editing sub-unit comprises a grid moving sub-unit which is used to implement moving of an icon in a graph grid, when selecting the grid moving sub-unit, drawing a grid moving path in the graph grid input interface;
sequentially saving center point coordinates of graph grids in the path into a path table; and
generating a grid moving meta instruction by using an instruction name, position identifiers of starting point and end point graph grids, and the path table, and adding the grid moving meta instruction to the meta instruction list; and
repeating the foregoing operations until editing of the graph grid input interface is completed, and then, sending the meta instruction list.

US Pat. No. 10,768,775

TEXT DIRECTION INDICATOR

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

1. A system for indicating a text direction, the system comprising: a processor; andmemory coupled to the processor, the memory including instructions, which when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations comprising:
determining a first insertion point in a bidirectional document comprising at least two languages, wherein the at least two languages comprise a left-to-right (LTR) language and a right-to-left (RTL) language;
determining a first keyboard layout at the first insertion point, wherein the first keyboard layout comprises a left-to-right mode or a right-to-left mode;
identifying a visual characteristic of a directional portion of a first cursor comprising both a main portion and the directional portion, the visual characteristic distinguishing the directional portion from the main portion, and wherein the directional portion of the first cursor indicates a text direction of text to be entered at the first insertion point, based upon the first keyboard layout; and
displaying the first cursor comprising the main portion and the directional portion at the first insertion point, wherein the directional portion is located left of the main portion of the first cursor when the first keyboard layout is in the LTR mode, and wherein the directional portion is located right of the main portion of the first cursor when the first keyboard layout is in the RTL mode.

US Pat. No. 10,768,774

BACKWARDS NAVIGATION IN FLEXIBLE-PAGE LAYOUT

SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

1. A method, comprising:providing, to a display device, a first layout of a window subdivided into at least a first panel configured to display first content;
receiving a selection of second content to display in the window;
determining a maximum number of panels permitted to be displayed within the window based on an orientation of the display device;
determining that a second panel to be displayed within the window does not exceed the maximum number of panels;
generating, responsive to the selection of second content and the determination that the maximum number of panels is not exceeded, a second layout of the window subdivided into at least the second panel configured to display the second content concurrently with the first panel displaying the first content, wherein a percentage of screen space of the first panel has been reduced to enable concurrent display of and access to both the first content and the second content in the second layout, and wherein the first and second contents displayed concurrently in the second layout are generated by separate applications;
storing, by the display device, a layout navigation sequence accessible for both forward and backwards layout navigation, wherein the layout navigation sequence includes an order in which both the first layout and the second layout of panels within the window are accessed, a relative percentage of screen space of the panels within each layout, and relative contents displayed in each panel within each layout, and wherein the first layout and the second layout are different from each other;
responsive to receiving a command to return to the first layout, selecting the first layout, from the stored layout navigation sequence; and
rendering, by the display device, the first layout comprising the window subdivided into at least the first panel, wherein the second content is not displayed in the second panel in the window;
wherein at least one of the providing, receiving, generating, selecting, and rendering are performed by one or more processors in the display device.

US Pat. No. 10,768,773

DYNAMIC TEXT SCROLL CONTROL IN A USER INTERFACE

International Business Ma...

1. A method comprising:receiving instructions to display a plurality of display elements including a first display element and a second display element on a graphical user interface at a first zoom scale size;
in response to determining that the first display element and second display element overlap when displayed on the graphical user interface at the first zoom scale size, creating a first stack including at least the first display element and the second display element from among the plurality of display elements, each display element within the first stack overlapping at least one other display element within the first stack at the first zoom scale size;
displaying, at the first zoom scale size, only the first display element on the graphical user interface to represent each display element included in the first stack, wherein:
each display element included in the first stack is associated with a respective identifier;
each display element included in the first stack is ordered within the first stack based on a predefined order of identifiers;
the first display element is associated with a first identifier that is first in the predefined order of identifiers among identifiers associated with display elements included in the first stack;
the first display element is displayed on the graphical user interface, at the first zoom scale size, based on the predefined order of identifiers; and
the second display element is associated with a second identifier;
storing one or more order relations among the plurality of display elements by storing a respective order relation pair for each order relation, each order relation pair having a first position corresponding to a display element representing a respective stack on the graphical user interface and a second position representing a display element that is hidden, from a user of the graphical user interface, within the respective stack by the display element visually representing the respective stack, an order relation of the first display element and the second display element stored by a first order relation pair having the first identifier of the first display element at the first position and having the second identifier of the second display element at the second position;
in response to receiving instructions to display the second display element on the graphical user interface to represent each display element included in the first stack:
storing a new order relation of the first display element and the second display element by storing a second order relation pair, the second order relation pair having the second identifier of the second display element in the first position and having the first identifier of the first display element in the second position; and
deleting the first order relation pair for the first display element and the second display element for conflicting with the second order relation pair.

US Pat. No. 10,768,771

SOCIAL INTERACTION IN A MEDIA STREAMING SERVICE

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. A method implemented at a server of a media streaming service that maintains a catalog of media content, the method comprising:receiving, at the server, posting data from a source device associated with a single user account having a posting privilege that supports posting via a first posting identity and a second posting identity, wherein the posting privilege is associated with a first posting identifier identifying the first posting identity corresponding to a first set of one or more persons and a second posting identifier identifying the second posting identity corresponding to a second set of one or more persons, wherein the second set of one or more persons is different from the first set of one or more persons, the posting data including a content item and an indication of a selection of one of the first posting identifier and the second posting identifier;
generating, at the server, a post based on the received posting data, wherein generating the post includes:
determining a background image for the post based at least in part on the selected posting identifier indicated by the posting data;
determining an author identifier for the post based at least in part on the selected posting identifier indicated by the posting data; and
generating post body data based at least in part on information from the content item, the post body data including data defining a user-operable control operable by a user to interact with the content item;
analyzing, by the server, a media-consumption history of a user of a user device;
automatically identifying, by the server, the user as a follower of an artist that is identified by the selected posting identifier, based on the analysis of the media-consumption history of the user; and
storing, by the server, user account information identifying the user as the follower of the artist.

US Pat. No. 10,768,770

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR CONFIGURING EVENT-BASED AUTOMATION IN CLOUD-BASED COLLABORATION PLATFORMS

Box, Inc., Redwood City,...

1. A method of configuring event-based automation in a collaborative cloud-based environment, the method comprising:receiving, by a server of the collaborative cloud-based environment, a selection indicating a request to automate an operation in the collaborative cloud-based environment, wherein the collaborative cloud-based environment includes a plurality of workspaces, and wherein each of the workspaces is accessible to a plurality of collaborators;
identifying, by the server, an event definition for an event of a plurality of events related to one or more work items in the collaborative cloud-based environment, each event of the plurality of events comprising a different action on a work item by another user, the event definition comprising a qualifying criteria defining criteria of the one or more work items, and an action performed on the work item when a selected event related to a work item has occurred and a selected qualifying criteria of the work item is satisfied;
receiving, by the server, a selection of an event with respect to a work item hosted in a particular workspace of the plurality of workspaces of the collaborative cloud-based environment, wherein the event is related to an activity performed by one or more of the plurality of collaborators with respect to the work item;
updating, by the server, the qualifying criteria and the action performed on the work item in the identified event definition, the updated qualifying criteria and the action performed on the work item comprising an updated event definition for the selected event; and
generating, by the server, an automated job to execute the action performed on the work item in the updated event definition based on an identified event criteria of the received event that matches the qualifying criteria of the updated event definition.

US Pat. No. 10,768,769

AUTOMATIC EVENT DETECTION, TEXT GENERATION, AND USE THEREOF

AVIGILON FORTRESS CORPORA...

1. A video surveillance system, comprising:a first video camera configured to capture at least a first video sequence including a plurality of video images;
a processing system configured to automatically detect events;
a storage system configured to receive and store records of the automatically detected events with respective geographical locations in association with the automatically detected events, the associated geographical location being at least in part based on map data; and
a text generator configured to automatically generate textual descriptions of the automatically detected events, and
wherein the automatically detected events are events that relate to the map data and are based on rules that relate to the map data, such that the text generator generates text that combines the map data with the automatically detected events into a report; and
wherein a Geographical Information System (GIS) database is used to extract a name of a static scene feature in the video sequence and the name is included in the report.

US Pat. No. 10,768,768

ARRAY SUBSTRATE AND DISPLAY PANEL

Wuhan China Star Optoelec...

10. A display panel, comprising an array substrate comprising:a substrate;
a first common electrode located on the substrate, wherein the first common electrode comprises at least two first common electrode plates;
a second common electrode located on the first common electrode, wherein the second common electrode comprises at least one second common electrode plate; and
a plurality of touch sensing electrode wires formed on the first common electrode and electrically connected to the first common electrode;
wherein each of the touch sensing electrode wires comprises at least one electrode line, each electrode line corresponds to one of the first common electrode plates, and two adjacent electrode lines are electrically connected via the second common electrode plate.

US Pat. No. 10,768,767

TOUCH DETECTION CHIP AND TOUCH SCREEN DETECTION METHOD

Shenzhen Goodix Technolog...

1. A touch detection chip, comprising:a signal output unit, configured to output a driving signal to a first channel of a touch screen in a water drop detection mode;
a first analog front end circuit, comprising an inverting input end connected to the first channel, wherein the first analog front end circuit is configured to receive a detection signal from the first channel, and outputs a detected value of the first channel according to the detection signal received from the first channel;
a second analog front end circuit, comprising an inverting input end connected to a second channel of the touch screen, wherein the second channel is adjacent to the first channel and the second channel is floating in the water drop detection mode, wherein the second analog front end circuit is configured to receive a detection signal from the second channel, and outputs a detected value of the second channel according to the detection signal received from the second channel;
an impedance-adjustable circuit, connected between a non-inverting input end of the first analog front end circuit and the signal output unit, wherein the impedance-adjustable circuit comprises a preset impedance value;
a DC voltage unit, connected to a non-inverting input end of the second analog front end circuit; and
a processing unit, wherein the signal output unit, an output end of the first analog front end circuit, and an output end of the second analog front end circuit are connected to the processing unit respectively, wherein the processing unit is configured to process the detected value of the first channel and the detected value of the second channel to obtain a water drop detection result.

US Pat. No. 10,768,764

TOUCH STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF, AND TOUCH DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A touch structure, comprising a first touch electrode and a second touch electrode which are intersected with each other, whereinthe first touch electrode and the second touch electrode are insulated from each other;
the second touch electrode comprises a plurality of electrode patterns spaced apart from each other and a plurality of connection patterns spaced apart from each other, each connection pattern is connected to the electrode patterns which are adjacent to the connection pattern, and each connection pattern comprises a grid pattern while each of the electrode patterns connected to the connection pattern is a solid block-shaped structure without any hollow portions; and
the connection pattern and each of the electrode patterns connected to the connection pattern are respectively provided in different layers.

US Pat. No. 10,768,762

REDUCED CAPACITIVE BASELINE SHIFT VIA MIXING PERIOD ADJUSTMENTS

SYNAPTICS INCORPORATED, ...

15. An input device comprising:a plurality of sensor electrodes; and
a processing system coupled with the plurality of sensor electrodes, wherein the processing system is configured to:
acquire, responsive to a first capacitive sensing signal driven on a first group of one or more sensor electrodes, first capacitive measurements of resulting signals received by a second group of one or more sensor electrodes, wherein acquiring the first capacitive measurements comprises applying a first demodulation signal having a predefined first mixing period, the first capacitive sensing signal having a first sensing frequency;
acquire, responsive to a second capacitive sensing signal driven onto a third group of one or more sensor electrodes, second capacitive measurements of resulting signals received by a fourth group of one or more sensor electrodes, wherein acquiring the second capacitive measurements comprises applying a second demodulation signal having a predefined second mixing period, the second capacitive sensing signal having a second sensing frequency,
wherein the second mixing period is different than the first mixing period and is selected such that a second average current value for the second capacitive measurements has a predefined relationship to a first average current value for the first capacitive measurements, the predefined relationship based on the first sensing frequency and the second sensing frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,768,761

DETECTION DEVICE

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

15. A detection device comprising:a first substrate including a first region, a second region and a third region, the second region arranged between the first region and the third region;
a detection electrode arranged on the first substrate; a first electrode coupled to the detection electrode and continuously formed from the first region to the third region
in the first direction on the first substrate; and
a protective layer formed on the first electrode in the first region,
wherein the first electrode includes a first region portion arranged in the first region, a second region portion arranged in the second region, and a third region portion arranged in the third region,
wherein the second region portion includes a plurality of concave portions, a plurality of first portions, and a plurality of second portions, the first portions extending in the first direction and arranged apart from each other in a second direction crossing to the first direction, the second portions extending in the second direction and arranged apart from each other in the first direction, the first and second portions being located outside the concave portions,
wherein a width of the first region portion is smaller than a width of the third region portion in the second direction, and
wherein a width of each of the first portions is smaller than a width of the first region portion.

US Pat. No. 10,768,760

TOUCH CONTROLLER HAVING INCREASED SENSING SENSITIVITY, AND DISPLAY DRIVING CIRCUIT AND DISPLAY DEVICE AND SYSTEM HAVING THE TOUCH CONTROLLER

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A touch display driver integrated chip (TDDI) comprising:a display driver configured to drive a source line of a display panel and to generate a timing control signal that controls driving of the source line; and
a touch controller configured to generate touch data at a timing based on the timing control signal and to exchange a signal with a host controller,
wherein the display driver and the touch controller are included in a same semiconductor chip,
wherein the display driver provides power from 4 to 5V to the touch controller when the display driver is in a low-power consumption mode and an operation for driving the source line of the display panel is kept deactivated, and
wherein the touch controller is configured to periodically perform a touch sensing operation by using the power from the display driver during the low-power consumption mode of the display driver.

US Pat. No. 10,768,757

FLEXIBLE TOUCH SCREEN PANEL AND FLEXIBLE DISPLAY DEVICE WITH THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A flexible touch screen panel, comprising:a thin film substrate including an active area and a non active area positioned at the outside of the active area, the thin film substrate having at least two second regions and a first region that is disposed between the two second regions adjacent to each other;
sensing patterns formed on the active area of a first surface of the thin film substrate, and including first sensing cells arranged along a first direction and second sensing cells arranged along a second direction; and
sensing lines formed on the non active area of the first surface of the thin film substrate, and electrically connected to the sensing patterns,
wherein the flexible touch screen panel has a folding axis about which the flexible touch screen panel is bent and the folding axis is disposed in the first region,
wherein when the flexible touch screen panel is bent about the folding axis, the first region forms a curvature and the second regions maintains a flat without a curvature,
wherein an interval between the first and second sensing cells adjacent to each other in the first region is different from an interval between the first and second sensing cells adjacent to each other in the second regions when the flexible touch screen panel is in a non-bent state, and
wherein the interval between the first and second sensing cells in the first region is smaller when the flexible touch screen panel is in a bent state than when the flexible touch screen panel is in a non-bent state.

US Pat. No. 10,768,755

DISPLAY DEVICE WITH TOUCH SENSOR

JAPAN DISPLAY INC., Toky...

1. A display device having a capacitive touch sensor, comprising:a first substrate;
a second substrate facing the first substrate;
a display function layer having an image display function, the display function layer being interposed between the first substrate and the second substrate, the second substrate having a display function layer side facing the display function layer and an upper surface side facing away from the display function layer side;
a plurality of display pixel electrodes;
a common electrode facing the display pixel electrodes, the display pixel electrodes and the common electrode being disposed between the first substrate and the display function layer;
a control circuit that controls display of an image by applying a voltage to the display pixel electrodes and the common electrode based on an image signal;
a touch detection electrode for the capacitive touch sensor that is disposed on the upper surface side of the second substrate, the touch detection electrode comprising a plurality of individual electrodes arranged in a matrix and overlapping the common electrode;
a plurality of wires each of which is coupled to a respective one, and only one, of the individual electrodes on a one-to-one basis; and
a touch detection circuit that detects a position touched by an object based on a detection signal obtained, through one of the wires, from its respective one of the individual electrodes constituting the touch detection electrode;
wherein the common electrode is a single electrode overlapping the individual electrodes that are coupled to the touch detection circuit through the wires coupled to the individual electrodes on a one-to-one basis.

US Pat. No. 10,768,751

ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING OPTICAL IMAGE SENSOR HAVING METALLIZATION LAYERS AND RELATED METHODS

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. An electronic device comprising:an optical image sensor comprising
optical image sensing circuitry, and
a collimation layer comprising
a plurality of metallization layers above the optical image sensing circuitry, each layer having at least one light transmissive collimation opening therein aligned with the optical image sensing circuitry, and
a plurality of inter-level dielectric layers respectively carrying each of the plurality of metallization layers;
a light source layer adjacent the optical image sensor; and
a transparent cover layer above the light source layer defining a finger placement surface configured to receive a finger adjacent thereto.

US Pat. No. 10,768,747

HAPTIC REALIGNMENT CUES FOR TOUCH-INPUT DISPLAYS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An electronic device comprising:a touch-sensitive display defining an input surface configured to receive a touch input to a virtual key presented by the touch-sensitive display;
a haptic element coupled to the input surface; and
a controller in communication with the haptic element and the touch-sensitive display and configured to:
detect a sequence of touch inputs occurring within a region of the virtual key, the sequence of touch inputs including a current touch and multiple previous touches, each of the multiple previous touches associated with an actuation of the virtual key caused by placement of a user's body part within the region of the virtual key;
determine a relative positional drift of the current touch relative to the multiple previous touches using the sequence of touch inputs; and
in response to the relative positional drift exceeding a threshold, actuate the haptic element to produce a haptic output.

US Pat. No. 10,768,746

QUASI-CONTINUOUS-TIME SAMPLING OF DISCRETE-TIME SAMPLED SIGNALS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An apparatus comprising:a sensor configured to be coupled to an electrode of a touch sensor panel; and
one or more processors coupled to the sensor and configured to:
select a first excitation signal and a first sampling window, wherein the first sampling window corresponds to a settled portion of an output of the sensor in which the output is within a threshold of a predetermined settled value, and wherein the first sampling window and the first excitation signal are selected based on at least one of a drift specification and an interference specification;
stimulate the sensor with the first excitation signal;
in response to stimulating the sensor with the first excitation signal, sample the sensor a plurality of times during the first sampling window, without sampling the sensor while the sensor is coupled to the electrode of the touch sensor panel before the first sampling window, to generate a first plurality of samples; and
generate a first capacitance measurement for the sensor based on the first plurality of samples.

US Pat. No. 10,768,742

DISPLAY DEVICE

LG Display Co., Ltd., Se...

1. A display device comprising:a substrate having a display area and a non-display area, the non-display area including a bendable area with a first layer and a second layer on the first layer;
a plurality of data lines in the display area;
a plurality of data link lines in the bendable area of the non-display area and electrically connected to the plurality of data lines, the plurality of data link lines including:
a first data link line disposed on the first layer; and
a second data link line disposed on the second layer;
an encapsulation layer on the substrate;
a touch buffer layer on the encapsulation layer;
a touch sensor structure on the touch buffer layer, the touch sensor structure comprising one or more bridge patterns on the touch buffer layer, a touch insulating film on the one or more bridge patterns, and a plurality of touch electrodes on the touch insulating film;
a plurality of touch lines in the non-display area and electrically connected to the plurality of touch electrodes, at least one touch line of the plurality of touch lines and the second data link line being made of a conductive material;
a data driving circuit configured to drive the plurality of data lines; and
a touch driving circuit configured to drive the plurality of touch lines,
wherein, in the bendable area, at least a part of the plurality of data link lines are on a different layer from the plurality of touch lines, and
wherein the touch buffer layer is disposed directly on the encapsulation layer.

US Pat. No. 10,768,741

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE SAME

Creative Legend Semicondu...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:source output circuitry configured to:
in a last horizontal sync period of a display period, drive a first source line of a plurality of source lines with a drive voltage having a first polarity based on first display data, and drive a second source line of the plurality of source lines with a drive voltage having a second polarity different from the first polarity based on second display data; and
output a first dummy pulse having the first polarity to the first source line in a transition period between the display period and a touch sensing period, the first dummy pulse having a voltage level based on the second display data; and
touch sensing circuitry configured to perform touch sensing in the touch sensing period after the display period.

US Pat. No. 10,768,740

INPUT AXIS ROTATIONS

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium comprising instructions that when executed cause an electronic device to:receive, via a touch-sensitive input device associated with an input axis at a first orientation, a first touch input comprising a swipe across the touch-sensitive input device along a first input device axis;
in response to the first touch input, cause a pointer in a graphical user interface (GUI) displayed in a display device to move along a first GUI axis, wherein the display device is separate from the touch-sensitive input device;
detect a re-orientation input;
in response to detecting the re-orientation input, rotate the input axis associated with the touch-sensitive input device from the first orientation to a second orientation that is different from the first orientation;
receive, via the touch-sensitive input device associated with the input axis at the second orientation, a second touch input comprising a swipe across the touch-sensitive input device along a second input device axis that is different from the first input device axis; and
in response to the second touch input, cause the pointer in the GUI displayed in the display device to also move along the first GUI axis.

US Pat. No. 10,768,739

TOUCH PANEL, TOUCH DISPLAY DEVICE AND TOUCH PRESSURE DETECTION METHOD

SHANGHAI TIANMA MICRO-ELE...

1. A touch panel, comprising:a substrate, comprising a touchable area, wherein the touchable area comprises a plurality of touch areas;
a touch position detection apparatus disposed on the substrate;
a plurality of pressure sensor groups disposed outside the touchable area, wherein each of the plurality of pressure sensor groups comprises a first-type pressure sensor and a second-type pressure sensor;
wherein the first-type pressure sensors of the plurality of pressure sensor groups are disposed between the touchable area and a first edge of the substrate, the second-type pressure sensors of the plurality of pressure sensor groups are disposed between the touchable area and a second edge of the substrate, wherein the first edge is opposite to the second edge, wherein the first-type pressure sensor and the second-type pressure sensor of a same pressure sensor group are symmetric about a centerline of the touch panel; and each of the plurality of touch areas corresponds to at least one of the plurality of pressure sensor groups; and
a processor electrically connected to the touch position detection apparatus and the plurality of pressure sensor groups, wherein the processor controls the touch position detection apparatus to detect an instant touch position, determines the touch area with which the instant touch position is associated, and calculates a touch pressure intensity according to pressure detection signals of the at least one pressure sensor group corresponding to the touch area,
wherein the touch panel is a rectangle, a number of the plurality of touch areas is 2N, and a number of the plurality of pressure sensor groups is N, wherein N is an integer greater than or equal to 1,
wherein the 2N touch areas are arranged in a matrix of N rows and two columns on the touch panel, and each of the N pressure sensor groups consists of one first-type pressure sensor and one second-type pressure sensor,
wherein the 2N touch areas comprise N first touch areas and N second touch areas, the N first touch areas are arranged in one of the two columns close to the first edge of the substrate, and the N second touch areas are arranged in the other one of the two columns close to the second edge of the substrate,
wherein the touch pressure intensity of a touch pressure applied in the first touch area is calculated according to a first pressure detection signal output from the one first-type pressure sensor and a second pressure detection signal output from the one second-type pressure sensor of the pressure sensor group in a same row as the first touch area, and a third pressure detection signal output from the one first-type pressure sensor of the pressure sensor group in a row adjacent to the row where the first touch area is located,
wherein the touch pressure intensity of a touch pressure applied in the second touch area is calculated according to a fourth pressure detection signal output from the one first-type pressure sensor and a fifth pressure detection signal output from the one second-type pressure sensor of the pressure sensor group in a same row as the second touch area, and a sixth pressure detection signal output from the one second-type pressure sensor of the pressure sensor group in a row adjacent to the row where the second touch area is located.

US Pat. No. 10,768,738

ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING A HAPTIC ACTUATOR WITH MAGNETIC AUGMENTATION

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An electronic device, comprising:an enclosure defining an interior volume and an exterior surface;
a haptic actuator positioned within the interior volume and comprising:
an elongated substrate having a first end that is fixed with respect to the enclosure and a second end that is free to move in an actuation direction that is transverse to a length of the elongated substrate;
a piezoelectric layer attached to a side of the elongated substrate;
a first magnetic element positioned proximate to a first side of the second end of the elongated substrate and offset from the elongated substrate, the first magnetic element fixed relative to the enclosure such that the first magnetic element remains stationary when the elongated substrate moves in the actuation direction; and
a second magnetic element positioned proximate to a second side of the second end of the elongated substrate and offset from the elongated substrate, the second magnetic element fixed relative to the enclosure such that the magnetic element remains stationary when the elongated substrate moves in the actuation direction; and
control circuitry configured to apply an actuation signal to the piezoelectric layer; wherein:
in response to the actuation signal, the piezoelectric layer causes the elongated substrate to move along the actuation direction; and
movement of the elongated substrate causes an actuator tab to contact an interior portion of the enclosure to produce a localized deflection along the exterior surface of the enclosure.

US Pat. No. 10,768,737

DISPLAY PANEL, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A display panel, comprising:a substrate;
a plurality of pixel units provided on the substrate and arranged in an array; and
a force sensing array provided above, below or within the plurality of pixel units in a direction of a thickness of the display panel,
wherein the force sensing array comprises a plurality of lower leads, a plurality of lower sensing electrodes, a piezoelectric layer, a plurality of upper sensing electrodes and a plurality of upper leads, which are laminated sequentially;
wherein the plurality of lower sensing electrodes and the plurality of upper sensing electrodes are aligned with each other one by one respectively, and arranged in an array respectively, and each of the plurality of lower sensing electrodes and each of the plurality of upper sensing electrodes form a force sensing unit with the piezoelectric layer sandwiched therebetween; and
wherein each of the plurality of lower leads and each column of the force sensing units are aligned with each other one by one, and each of the plurality of upper leads and each row of the force sensing units are also aligned with each other one by one; or, each of the plurality of lower leads and each row of the force sensing unit are aligned with each other one by one and each of the plurality of upper leads and each column of the force sensing units are also aligned with each other one by one.

US Pat. No. 10,768,736

METHOD OF PROCESSING FINGERPRINT AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE THEREOF

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

12. A method in an electronic device, comprising:storing by a memory fingerprint data, and a security setting requiring authentication to access a function of an application associated with a first object;
controlling a display to display a user interface including the first object and a second object, wherein the display is coupled with a fingerprint sensor;
in response to detecting a selection of the second object, controlling the display to display at least a first new object associated with the second object;
in response to detecting selection of the first object, controlling the display to display a fingerprint input image corresponding to a fingerprint region of the display, the displayed fingerprint input image disposed at least partially overlapping the second object and providing visual guidance for receiving a touch input on the fingerprint region;
detecting the touch input to the fingerprint region as guided by the displayed fingerprint input image, and obtaining, via the fingerprint sensor, fingerprint data based on the touch input, wherein the overlapped second object is nonresponsive with respect to the detected touch input; and
comparing, by at least one processor, the obtained fingerprint data with the stored fingerprint data to authenticate the obtained fingerprint data, and controlling the display to display at least a second new object by accessing the function of the application associated with the first object when the obtained fingerprint data is authenticated.

US Pat. No. 10,768,734

ARRAY SUBSTRATE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF, TOUCH DISPLAY PANEL, TOUCH DISPLAY APPARATUS

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. An array substrate, comprising:thin film transistors disposed on a base substrate;
pixel electrodes disposed on a side of the thin film transistors facing away from the base substrate, each pixel electrode being coupled with a drain of a corresponding thin film transistor;
common electrodes disposed on a side of the pixel electrodes facing away from the thin film transistors;
touch electrodes disposed on a side of the common electrodes facing away from the pixel electrodes, each touch electrode being coupled with a corresponding common electrode;
at least one insulating planarization layer disposed between the thin film transistors and the pixel electrodes, wherein the at least one insulating planarization layer has via holes therein which correspond to drains of the thin film transistors respectively, and each pixel electrode is coupled with a drain of a corresponding thin film transistor through a corresponding via hole;
a first dielectric layer disposed between the pixel electrodes and the common electrodes; and
a second dielectric layer disposed between the common electrodes and the touch electrodes.

US Pat. No. 10,768,732

TOUCH DISPLAY PANEL AND TOUCH DISPLAY DEVICE

LG Display Co., Ltd., Se...

1. A touch display device, comprising:an active area;
a non-active area outside the active area, the non-active area comprising a bent area;
a plurality of touch electrodes in the active area;
a first insulating layer in the bent area, the first insulating layer comprising:
a first region having a first height; and
a second region having a second height lower than the first height; and
a first touch line in the second region of the first insulating layer in the bent area in the non-active area,
wherein an upper portion of the first region of the first insulating layer is higher than an upper portion of the first touch line on the second region of the first insulating layer in a cross-sectional side view, and
wherein a second insulating layer on the first insulating layer and the first touch line and having at least a portion disposed from the upper portion of the first region of the first insulating layer to the upper portion of the first touch line in the second region of the first insulating layer; and
a second touch line below the first insulating layer and overlapping the first touch line.

US Pat. No. 10,768,731

DISPLAY DEVICE CAPABLE OF REDUCING OR MINIMIZING DETERIORATION OF TOUCH SENSITIVITY WHEN AT LEAST ONE OF A DEVICE SUBSTRATE AND A COVER SUBSTRATE IS DEFORMED AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

LG Display Co., Ltd., Se...

1. A display device, comprising:a device substrate;
a light-emitting element on the device substrate;
an encapsulating structure on the light-emitting element;
a touch structure on the encapsulating structure, the touch structure comprising:
touch electrodes;
bridge electrodes respectively connecting two adjacent touch electrodes;
a touch insulating layer between the touch electrode and the bridge electrodes; and
routing lines electrically connecting the touch electrodes to pads;
an elastic insulating layer on the touch structure, the elastic insulating layer comprising an elastic material; and
high-permittivity particles dispersed in the elastic insulating layer,
wherein the routing lines extend along a side surface of the encapsulating structure,
wherein each of the high-permittivity particles comprises:
a core, and
a shell surrounding the core, and
wherein the shell comprises one or more of: an epoxy-based material and an acryl co-polymer.

US Pat. No. 10,768,730

DISPLAY DEVICE AND INSPECTION METHOD OF BONDING RESISTANCE

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A display device comprising:a first substrate including a display area and a peripheral area outside the display area,
a plurality of pixels disposed in the display area;
a plurality of data lines connected to the plurality of pixels;
an inspection circuit unit disposed in a peripheral area outside the display area and connected to the data lines;
a driving circuit unit disposed in the peripheral area and connected or configured to be connectable to the data lines;
a first wire and a second wire disposed on the first substrate and connected to the driving circuit unit;
a third wire disposed on the first substrate connected to the inspection circuit unit; and
a bonding region disposed in the peripheral area and comprising a plurality of pads,
wherein the inspection circuit unit comprises a first switching element and a second switching element,
the first switching element is electrically connected to a first data line among the plurality of data lines and electrically connected to the third wire,
the second switching element is electrically connected to a second data line among the plurality of data lines and electrically connected to the second wire,
the plurality of pads comprises a first pad, a second pad, a third pad, and a fourth pad,
the first pad and the second pad are electrically connected to each other via a first conductor,
the third pad and the fourth pad are electrically connected to each other via a second conductor,
the second pad and the fourth pad are disposed on a second substrate and are electrically connected to each other through a connection part disposed on the second substrate, and
the first pad is disposed on the first substrate and electrically connected to the third wire, and the third pad is disposed on the first substrate and electrically connected to the first wire.

US Pat. No. 10,768,729

MULTIMEDIA, MULTIUSER SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

T1V, INC., Charlotte, NC...

1. A system, comprising:a computer;
a touch screen including a touch detection surface and a primary display, the touch detection surface serving as a primary input to the computer, the touch screen being divided into at least two simultaneously active sections, touches in the at least two simultaneously active sections having independent effects within the at least two simultaneously active sections, each simultaneously active section having an independent interface configured to select distinct applications in each simultaneously active section, each distinct application running separately in each active section;
a first secondary display, separate from the primary display; and
a second secondary display, separate from the primary display and the first secondary display, wherein the computer is configured to:
perform a first action in response to a first touch in a first section of the at least two simultaneously active sections of the touch screen, the first action to display content on the first secondary display;
perform a second action in response to a second touch in the first section without affecting the first action, even when the first and second touches are simultaneous, the second action to display content on the second secondary display.

US Pat. No. 10,768,727

TOUCH PANEL AND FABRICATING METHOD THEREOF

TPK Film Solutions (Xiame...

1. A method of fabricating a touch panel, comprising:providing a cover plate;
adhering a first adhesive component underneath the cover plate, comprising:
removing a first release film from a first adhesive bearing layer to expose a first sticky surface of the first adhesive bearing layer;
coating a first conducting layer on the first sticky surface of the first adhesive bearing layer;
patterning the first conducting layer to form a plurality of first patterned sensing lines, wherein the patterning the first conducting layer comprises etching the first conducting layer;
removing a second release film from the first adhesive bearing layer to expose a second sticky surface of the first adhesive bearing layer; and
directly adhering the second sticky surface of the first adhesive bearing layer to the cover plate, and
directly adhering a second adhesive component to the first adhesive component, comprising:
removing a third release film from a second adhesive bearing layer to expose a first sticky surface of the second adhesive bearing layer and removing a fourth release film from the second adhesive bearing layer to expose a second sticky surface of the second adhesive bearing layer,
coating a second conducting layer on the second sticky surface of the second adhesive bearing layer;
patterning the second conducting layer to form a plurality of second patterned sensing lines, wherein:
the patterning the second conducting layer comprises etching the second conducting layer, and
the plurality of first patterned sensing lines are electrically insulated from the plurality of second patterned sensing lines; and
directly adhering the first sticky surface of the second adhesive bearing layer to the first sticky surface of the first adhesive bearing layer.

US Pat. No. 10,768,726

CURVED OR SPHERICAL TOUCH DEVICE

Interface Technology (Che...

1. A spherical touch device, comprising:a spherical casing being a hollow structure, comprising an inner surface and an outer surface on opposite sides of the spherical casing; and
at least one touch sensing layer configured to attach to the inner surface of the spherical casing,
wherein the touch sensing layer comprises a core portion and a touch portion, the touch portion is formed by the core portion extending apart towards a direction away from the core portion, and the touch portion comprises a plurality of sub-touch portions, an area of each of the plurality of sub-touch portions is greater than an area of the core portion;
wherein the spherical casing comprises an upper hemisphere and a lower hemisphere; the upper hemisphere and the lower hemisphere are identical in structure and symmetrically distributed; and the upper hemisphere and the lower hemisphere are combined together to form the spherical casing; and
wherein the core portion covers at least a portion of a boundary line between the upper hemisphere and the lower hemisphere, half of the sub-touch portions of the touch portion are located on an area of the inner surface corresponding to the upper hemisphere, and an other half of the sub-touch portions of the touch portion are located on an area of the inner surface corresponding to the lower hemisphere.

US Pat. No. 10,768,725

TOUCH SENSITIVE CONTROL SYSTEM FOR NON-ELECTRONIC DISPLAY SUBSTRATE SURFACES

Resene Paints Limited, (...

1. A touch sensitive liquid coating system comprising a liquid coating configured to be applied to a non-electronic display substrate surface in liquid form, the non-electronic display substrate surface including any one of walls, floors, ceilings, doors, cabinetry, furniture or vehicles, the touch sensitive liquid coating system comprising:at least one electrically active layer formed by the liquid coating when applied to the non-electronic display substrate surface and having a number of electrical properties including:
a) a capacitive property (capacitance);
b) a resistive property (resistance); and
c) a capacitive-resistive property
an electronic controller;
wherein the active layer is selected to particularly exhibit or enhance at least one of the number of electrical properties,
wherein the at least one electrically active layer is configured to have an electrical connection with the electronic controller,
wherein the electronic controller is configured to detect a differentiated touch on the non-electronic display substrate surface, that disrupts the at least one electrical property of the at least one electrically active layer and which is detected by the electronic controller to provide a control signal to actively control an electrical device,
wherein the controller is further configured to dismiss false touch being:
a non-intentional touch generated by a person or object brushing against the substrate surface;
a person or object leaning against the substrate surface;
electrical noise sources; or
random noises by dismissing any single touch:
below a predetermined duration,
below a predetermined measure of disruption of the selected at least one electrical property, or
by filtering out the noise associated with a slow increase or decrease of the at least one electrical property, and
wherein the differentiated touch is selected from:
one or more of multiple sequential touches,
one or more touches of extended duration, or
a combination thereof,
wherein the at least one electrically active layer comprises an active material, and
wherein the active material is present in the at least one electrically active layer in the range of from about 1% w/w to about 30% w/w of the at least one electrically active layer.

US Pat. No. 10,768,724

MOUSE DEVICE AND COMPUTER CONTROL SYSTEM THEREOF

EVGA CORPORATION, New Ta...

1. A computer control system, comprising:a host computer, the host computer having a plurality of signal connection interfaces, a host processing unit and at least one operation unit, the signal connection interfaces being electrically connected to the host processing unit, and the host processing unit having an advanced setting command and being capable of generating at least one advanced control signal according to the advanced setting command;
a mouse, the mouse being electrically connected to the host computer, the mouse being formed with a hold surface thereon and disposed with at least one signal transmission interface, the hold surface being provided with a plurality of press buttons and at least one light-emitting component, inside the mouse being disposed with a mouse processing unit electrically connected to the press buttons and the light-emitting component, and the mouse processing unit having an initial setting command and being capable of generating at least one initial control signal according to the initial setting command; and
an optical sensing module, the optical sensing module being disposed at a position of the hold surface and electrically connected to the mouse processing unit, the optical sensing module having a light source emitting unit and a light source receiving unit, the light source emitting unit emitting a light of a specific wavelength range, after the light source receiving unit receiving a reflected light, the optical sensing module generating a sensing signal to the mouse processing unit, the mouse processing unit generating the initial control signal to drive the light-emitting component to generate an initial light source of the initial setting command, the mouse processing unit transmitting the sensing signal to the host processing unit of the host computer, and the host processing unit generating the advanced control signal to drive the light-emitting component to generate advanced light source of the advanced setting command;
wherein the host processing unit transmits the advanced control signal to the signal transmission interface of the mouse via the signal connection interfaces, the signal transmission interface transmits the advanced control signal to the mouse processing unit, and the mouse processing unit drives the light-emitting component to generate the advanced light source of the advanced setting command.

US Pat. No. 10,768,723

ELECTRONIC PEN AND ELECTRONIC PEN MAIN BODY

Wacom Co., Ltd., Saitama...

1. An electronic pen comprising:a magnetic core that has a through-hole and around which a coil is wound in a direction along the through-hole;
a core body that is inserted in the through-hole of the magnetic core and has electrical conductivity;
a capacitor that forms a resonant circuit with the coil;
a signal generation circuit which, in operation, generates a signal that enables a position of the electronic pen to be detected, the signal being transmitted through the core body;
a switch electrically coupled between the signal generation circuit and the core body;
an electricity storage device; and
a charge circuit which, in operation, charges the electricity storage device by an induced current generated in the coil according to an external magnetic field,
wherein, while the resonant circuit operates, the signal generated by the signal generation circuit is concurrently transmitted through the core body,
wherein, in a state in which the electronic pen is used with a first sensor of an electromagnetic induction system, the switch is in a state in which the signal does not flow from the signal generation circuit to the core body, and the electronic pen, in operation, receives electromagnetic energy from the first sensor and returns the received electromagnetic energy to the first sensor by the resonant circuit, charges the electricity storage device by the induced current generated in the coil, and transmits a signal that indicates a position of the electronic pen from the resonance circuit to the first sensor of the electromagnetic induction system, and
wherein, in a state in which the electronic pen is used with a second sensor of a capacitive coupling system, the switch is in a state in which the signal flows from the signal generation circuit to the core body, and the electronic pen, in operation, transmits the signal generated by the signal generation circuit to the second sensor through the core body.

US Pat. No. 10,768,715

LINE CONTROL DEVICE AND LINE CONTROL METHOD FOR USER TERMINAL

SHENZHEN ROYOLE TECHNOLOG...

1. A line control device, operated to control a user terminal, the line control device comprising a flexible body, a control unit arranged in the flexible body, a first deformation detection unit arranged along a first axis of the flexible body, and a second deformation detection unit arranged along a second axis of the flexible body perpendicularly intersecting with the first axis, the first deformation detection unit electronically connected to the control unit, the first deformation detection unit operated to detect a deformation of the flexible body with respect to the first axis, and the control unit operated to transfer a control instruction to the user terminal according to the deformation of the flexible body with respect to the first axis, the second deformation detection unit electronically connected to the control unit, the second deformation detection unit operated to detect a deformation of the flexible body with respect to the second axis, and the control unit operated to transfer another control instruction to the user terminal according to the deformation of the flexible body with respect to the second axis.

US Pat. No. 10,768,714

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND A METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE FUNCTIONS OF THE ELECTRONIC DEVICE AS WELL AS PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR IMPLEMENTING THE METHOD

Conversant Wireless Licen...

1. A method comprising:capturing, via a camera unit of a device, at least two images;
dividing a first image of the at least two images into a first plurality of segments, each of the first plurality of segments having a set shape and size;
selecting a fixed point from at least one segment of the first plurality of segments of the first image;
determining a first location coordinate of the selected fixed point from the at least one segment of the first plurality of segments of the first image;
dividing a second image of the at least two images into a second plurality of segments, each of the second plurality of segments having the set shape and size, the second image being the next image following the first image of the at least two images;
determining a second location coordinate of the selected fixed point from at least one segment of the second plurality of segments of the second image;
calculating a movement vector of the selected fixed point between the determined location coordinate the second determined location coordinate;
determining at least one of an attitude change and a position change affecting the device based on at least the movement vector; and
controlling functions of the device based on at least one of the attitude change and the position change.

US Pat. No. 10,768,712

GESTURE COMPONENT WITH GESTURE LIBRARY

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method of controlling operation of a computing device by radar-based gesture detection, the method comprising:receiving, by the computing device, raw data representing radar signals that have been reflected off an object;
transforming, by the computing device, the raw data of the radar signals into one or more different representations that represent information about the object, the transforming comprising at least one of:
an I/Q transformation that yields a complex vector containing phase and amplitude information about the object,
a beamforming transformation that yields spatial information about the object,
a range-Doppler transformation that yields range rate and distance information about the object,
a range profile transformation that yields recognition information about the object,
a micro-Doppler transformation that yields high-resolution recognition information about the object, or
a spectrogram transformation that yields a spectrogram of corresponding frequencies of the raw data of the radar signals;
extracting, by the computing device, feature information about the object from the one or more different representations that represent information about the object;
recognizing, by the computing device, a gesture performed by the object, the recognizing based on a comparison of the extracted feature information about the object with a library of gestures maintained by the computing device;
recognizing, by the computing device, an operation that corresponds to the gesture using the library of gestures; and
exposing, by the computing device, an indication of the operation for receipt by at least one application executed by the computing device or a remote device to cause the at least one application to control performance of the operation.

US Pat. No. 10,768,710

INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An information processing apparatus comprising:a control unit configured to
control, when a pointing position is located inside of a boundary of a display region in which an indicator is displayable by a display device, a displaying of the indicator in the display region, by the display device, to indicate to a user the pointing position, the pointing position being determined based on a trajectory of a pointing operation made by the user,
execute a process related to displayed content located inside of the boundary of the display region, based on a detection result of detecting that the pointing position is moved between a location inside of the boundary of the display region and a location outside of the boundary of the display region, and
control, when the pointing position is moved in a direction in which the pointing position is separated from the display region outside of the boundary of the display region, a distorting of the indicator, displayed by the display device, in a direction from the indicator to the pointing position,
wherein the control unit is implemented via at least one processor.

US Pat. No. 10,768,708

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF INTERACTING WITH A ROBOTIC TOOL USING FREE-FORM GESTURES

Ultrahaptics IP Two Limit...

1. A method of using free-form gestures to manipulate a workpiece by a robotic tool, the method including:capturing free-form gestures of a hand in a three-dimensional (3D) sensory space utilizing two cameras to capture sequential images of the hand while empty making motions directed to commanding a robotic tool, analyzing the images as captured and translating the free-form gestures of the hand into robotic tool commands that produce smoothed emulating motions by a robotic tool, including:
recognizing in the captured images of the hand while empty moving, a gesture segment within the free-form gestures of the hand that represents physical contact between the robotic tool and a workpiece; wherein there is no physical contact between the hand and any object during the gesture segment that represents physical contact;
determining a command to the robotic tool to apply a force to the workpiece without actual physical contact between the robotic tool and the hand, wherein a magnitude of the force to be applied to the workpiece is determined based on a human hand motion during the gesture segment in which there is no physical contact with the hand as captured by the two cameras, without actual physical contact between the robotic tool and the hand, during the gesture segment associated with a detected path of the hand and a grasping motion of the hand; and
issuing the command to the robotic tool to apply the force to the workpiece.

US Pat. No. 10,768,706

DETERMINING AN AMPLITUDE OF A BRAKING PORTION OF A WAVEFORM OF A DRIVING VOLTAGE SIGNAL FOR A LINEAR RESONANT ACTUATOR

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method for determining an amplitude of a braking portion of a waveform of a driving voltage signal for a linear resonant actuator, the method comprising:obtaining, by a processor, a measure of a characteristic of the linear resonant actuator, the characteristic being different from a quality factor of the linear resonant actuator, wherein obtaining the measure of the characteristic comprises one or both of:
obtaining a measure of a voltage as a function of a time in response to a sinusoidal chirp signal applied to the linear resonant actuator; and
obtaining a measure of a current as a function of the time in response to the sinusoidal chirp signal applied to the linear resonant actuator;
determining, by the processor and based on the measure of the characteristic, the quality factor;
determining, by the processor and based on the quality factor, the amplitude of the braking portion of the waveform of the driving voltage signal; and
setting, by the processor and based on the amplitude, data for a driving voltage signal circuitry to cause the driving voltage signal circuitry to produce the driving voltage signal, the driving voltage signal having the waveform in which the braking portion has the amplitude.

US Pat. No. 10,768,703

OPERATING UNIT MOUNT WITH IMPROVED LEAF SPRING ELEMENT ATTACHMENT

PREH GMBH, Bad Neustadt ...

1. A touch-sensitive input detector, comprising:an operating unit having an input surface and a support;
a fastener for attaching the operating unit to the support in order to mount the operating unit in a vibration direction (S) so as to be displaceable from a resting position and elastically restorable to the resting position;
an actuator for stimulating the operating unit to vibrate in the direction of vibration (S) to provide a haptic feedback, wherein the actuator has a coil and an armature that interacts with the coil, and the armature is accommodated at least partially in a form-fit in the operating unit;
wherein the fastener for attaching the operating unit comprises several leaf spring elements, which each form a first section for attaching to the support and a second section for attaching to the operating unit, and an intermediate middle section, so that the operating unit is mounted on the support in an elastically vibratable manner, and which are arranged at a distance from each other by the middle section, and
wherein at least one section from the first section and the second section is attached by a form-fit seat, such as overmolding, and
wherein the actuator is positioned with one of the several leaf spring elements in a mold cavity and overmolded with a molding compound to form a base of the operating unit.

US Pat. No. 10,768,702

DISPLAY DEVICE

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A display device, comprising:a substrate having a display section;
a vibrating body disposed on the substrate;
a support disposed so as to face the substrate apart therefrom;
an elastic supporting member disposed between the substrate and the support, the elastic supporting member being elastically deformable in accordance with vibration of the vibrating body; and
a wall member disposed across the substrate and the support so as to externally surround the display section,
the wall member including a plurality of voids each extending through the wall member, the plurality of voids configured to control a volume of air passing through the wall member from a space surrounded by the wall member during vibration to suppress a variation in air pressure in the space caused by the vibrating body,
the plurality of voids in the wall member being located at an entire peripheral portion of the substrate and surrounding the elastic supporting member in a plan view.

US Pat. No. 10,768,699

PRESENTATION TO USER OF INDICATION OF OBJECT AT WHICH ANOTHER PERSON IS LOOKING

Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. L...

1. A first device, comprising:at least one processor;
a display accessible to the at least one processor; and
storage accessible to the at least one processor and comprising instructions executable by the at least one processor to:
receive input regarding an item at which a person is looking; and
present information regarding the item to a user via the display, the user being different from the person;
wherein the input comprises input received from at least one camera in communication with the first device;
wherein input received from the at least one camera is processed using eye tracking to identify first data related to where the person is looking, and wherein the first data is used to present the information; and
wherein input received from the at least one camera is processed using gesture recognition to identify second data related to where the person is gesturing with at least a portion of the person's arm, and wherein the second data is used to present the information.

US Pat. No. 10,768,697

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING INFORMATION

1. A method performed for executing or implementing a voice command via an electronic device, comprising:1) receiving at the electronic device a voice input using a voice recognition technique;
2) ascertaining whether the voice input matches a given profile or given conditions; and
3) executing or implementing the voice command via the electronic device when it is detected that the voice input matches the given profile or given conditions and a user looks at a direction toward the electronic device, the voice input comprises a predetermined code and a name of the electronic device, or the voice input comprises a name of the electronic device and comes from a user, wherein the voice input includes content related to the voice command.

US Pat. No. 10,768,693

MULTIMODAL TASK EXECUTION AND TEXT EDITING FOR A WEARABLE SYSTEM

Magic Leap, Inc., Planta...

1. A system comprising:a first sensor of a wearable system configured to acquire first user input data in a first mode of input;
a second sensor of the wearable system configured to acquire second user input data in a second mode of input, the second mode of input different from the first mode of input; and
a hardware processor in communication with the first and second sensors, the hardware processor programmed to:
receive multimodal inputs comprising the first user input data in the first mode of input and the second user input data in the second mode of input;
identify a first set of candidate objects for interactions based on the first user input data;
identify a second set of candidate objects for interactions based on the second user input data;
select a first candidate object within the first set of candidate objects;
determine a first confidence score for the first candidate object based on the first user input data, wherein the first confidence score is based on a proportional area for a first portion of the first candidate object that is in the user's field of view with respect to a second portion of the first candidate object that is outside of the user's field of view;
determine a second confidence score for the first candidate object based on the second user input data;
calculate an aggregated confidence score for the first candidate object based on at least the first confidence score and the second confidence score;
determine a target virtual object from the first set of candidate objects and the second set of candidate objects based on a combination of the first user input data, the second user input data, and the aggregated confidence score;
determine a user interface operation on the target virtual object based on at least one of the first user input data or the second user input data; and
generate a multimodal input command which causes the user interface operation to be performed on the target virtual object.

US Pat. No. 10,768,692

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CAPTURING AND RENDERING HAND SKELETONS OVER DOCUMENTS IMAGES FOR TELEPRESENCE

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

1. A computer-implemented method, the method being performed in a computerized system comprising a first camera, a second camera, and a central processing unit, the computer implemented method comprising:a. using the first camera to track a hand of a user and a document on a surface to obtain user hand data and document tracking data;
b. using the second camera to capture a high-resolution image of the document based on the document tracking data;
c. transmitting the high-resolution image of the document to a remote computing system;
d. transmitting the obtained user hand data to the remote computing system;
e. on the remote computing system, rendering a representation of the user hand data interposed over the high-resolution image of the document; and
f. when the document is changed, repeating steps b. and c. only in response to the change.

US Pat. No. 10,768,691

WEARABLE MOTION TRACKING SYSTEM

Sensoryx AG, Zurich (CH)...

1. A wearable motion tracking system for capturing a relative position between a first body part of a user and a second body part of said user, said wearable motion tracking system comprising:at least one first measurement device attachable to said first body part;
at least one second measurement device attachable to said second body part; and
a computing device;
wherein said at least one first measurement device and said at least one second measurement device are configured to perform a plurality of measurements between said first measurement device and said second measurement device so as to obtain measurement data of measurements between the first measurement device and the second measurement device, and
wherein said computing device is configured such as to obtain by said computing device said plurality of measurements between said first measurement device and said second measurement device, wherein said plurality of measurements between said first measurement device and said second measurement device comprises at least one distance measurement between said first measurement device and said second measurement device; and
wherein said computing device is configured to compute, in three dimensions, a position of said second measurement device relative to said first measurement device using said plurality of measurements for tracking the position of said second body part relative to said first body part.

US Pat. No. 10,768,689

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING VIRTUAL REALITY CONTENTS BASED ON BODY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM USER

1. A virtual reality (VR) contents providing system, comprising:a storage unit for storing a plurality of VR contents, each of the VR contents having at least one property information thereof;
a first VR contents playing device for providing a first VR content among the VR contents;
a first sensor for measuring first biometric information of a first user who experiences the first VR content currently playing through the VR contents playing device, wherein the first biometric information includes first bio-reaction information that is obtained by measuring bio-reactions of the first user's body by the first sensor while the first user experiences the first VR content;
a second VR contents playing device for providing a second VR content among the VR contents;
a second sensor for measuring second biometric information of a second user who experiences the second VR content currently playing through the second VR contents playing device, wherein the second biometric information includes second bio-reaction information that is obtained by measuring bio-reactions of the second user's body by the second sensor while the second user experiences the second VR content;
a motion simulator, for generating a motion, in which the first user and the second user are seated such that the same motion is provided to the first user and the second user; and
a control unit configured to receive the first bio-reaction information of the first user who experiences the first VR content from the first sensor, calculate first reaction value for the first user based on the first bio-reaction information of the first user every predetermined time interval, determine first property information for the first VR content based on the first reaction value, and control the VR contents playing device to play the first VR content having the first property information;
wherein the control unit is configured to receive the second bio-reaction information of the second user who experiences the second VR content, calculate second reaction value for the second user based on the second bio-reaction information of the second user every predetermined time interval, determine second property information for the second VR content based on the second reaction value, and control the second VR contents playing device to play the second VR content having the second property information,
wherein, the control unit is configured to calculate a motion value based on the first reaction value and the second reaction value and control the motion simulator based on the motion value, and
wherein the control unit is further configured to calculate the motion value based on whether mean value of the first reaction value and the second reaction value is within a predetermined range, within which the first user and the second user feel comfort while sitting in the motion simulator, to provide the same motion to the first user and the second user.

US Pat. No. 10,768,684

REDUCING POWER BY VACATING SUBSETS OF CPUS AND MEMORY

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. In a computing environment, a method of allocating resources to one or more power regions, the method comprising:identifying a primary power region having restrictions indicating that the primary power region is not to be placed in an offline state, wherein the primary power region comprises one or more first processors and a first attached memory;
identifying a secondary power region that can either be parked or off-lined into a limited state having limited functionality in that functionality is removed from the secondary power region when placed in the limited state, wherein the secondary power region comprises one or more second processors and a second attached memory having a memory page containing page content that is movable to another memory page; and
upon receiving an indication that the page content in the memory page of the second attached memory is to be unmovable, copying the page content from the memory page of the second attached memory to a memory page of the first attached memory in the identified primary power region and marking the memory page of the first attached memory as unmovable.

US Pat. No. 10,768,682

DETECTION-BASED WAKEUP OF DETECTION DEVICES

FLIR SYSTEMS, INC., Wils...

1. A method, comprising:generating a mapping that comprises a plurality of entries, wherein each of the plurality of entries associates a respective detection result of a first detection device with a respective detection result of a second detection device;
transitioning the second detection device to a first power mode upon completing the generating;
determining, by the first detection device, that a first object of a first object type is detected based on the mapping;
transitioning the second detection device out of the first power mode when the first object of the first object type is determined to be detected; and
performing, by the second detection device, at least one action based on the first object.

US Pat. No. 10,768,680

HARDWARE APPARATUSES AND METHODS TO PERFORM TRANSACTIONAL POWER MANAGEMENT

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A hardware apparatus comprising:a hardware processor having a core;
a plurality of power domains to transition to one of a plurality of power states in response to a power management command for each power domain; and
a power transaction unit to:
assign a first power management command as a first power transaction and a second power management command as a second power transaction for concurrent execution,
perform a commit of the first power transaction and the second power transaction when there is no conflict between the first power transaction and the second power transaction, and
perform an abort of the first power transaction and a commit of the second power transaction when there is a conflict between the first power transaction and the second power transaction.

US Pat. No. 10,768,677

HEAT DISSIPATING DEVICE HAVING COLORED LIGHTING AND PERSISTENCE EFFECT

COOLER MASTER TECHNOLOGY ...

1. A heat dissipating device, comprising:a bottom assembly;
a first light guide positioned on the bottom assembly;
a first light assembly including one or more light sources and positioned on the first light guide; and
an outer cover positioned on the bottom assembly, the first light guide, and the first light assembly, the outer cover at least partially enclosing the bottom assembly, the first light guide, and the first light assembly, wherein:
the outer cover defines a first opening on a top surface of the outer cover,
an upper surface the first light guide is received in the first opening from within the outer cover, and
light from the first light assembly is emitted from the heat dissipating device through the upper surface of the first light guide exposed through the first opening.

US Pat. No. 10,768,676

DOCKING SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A docking system for a foldable electronic device, the foldable electronic device having a plurality of portions that are foldable with respect to each other, the docking system comprising:a housing having an engagement surface to interface with a portion of the foldable electronic device when the foldable electronic device is operably engaged with the docking system, the engagement surface including:
a vent opening arranged to direct airflow in between a first portion and a second portion of the plurality of portions when the foldable electronic device is operably engaged with the engagement surface; and
a separator configured to be disposed between the first portion and the second portion of the foldable electronic device to maintain a separation between the first portion and the second portion when the foldable electronic device is operably engaged with the engagement surface, wherein the separator maintains the separation allowing air flow from the vent opening through the separation between the first portion and the second portion; and
a blower coupled to the housing to supply airflow through the vent opening.

US Pat. No. 10,768,675

FLEXIBLE CHASSIS PARTITION

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Ta...

1. A partition for a chassis, comprising:a first opposing end portion and a second opposing end portion, each of the first opposing end portion and the second opposing end portion comprising a receiving element to couple with a chassis body, each of the first and second opposing end portion having a resting position adjacent with or below a floor of the chassis body; and
a middle portion, the middle portion configured to be in a raised position above the floor of the chassis body, and the middle portion being flexible to bend towards the floor of the chassis body, wherein the first opposing end portion and the second opposing end portion comprise ridges configured to increase flexibility of the partition.

US Pat. No. 10,768,673

PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE

COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.,...

1. A portable electronic device, comprising a first machine body, having a first upper surface and a first lower surface opposite to each other; a second machine body, having a second upper surface and a second lower surface opposite to each other; and a hinge structure, comprising a passive module, the passive module having a lens, the first machine body and the second machine body is pivoted to each other through the hinge structure, wherein the first upper surface and the second upper surface are opposite to each other in a first state, and the lens is in the first state and exposed on the first upper surface and the second upper surface when an angle included between the first upper surface and the second upper surface falls between 90 degrees and 150 degrees, wherein the first lower surface and the second lower surface are opposite to each other in a second state, and the lens is in the second state and exposed on the first lower surface and the second lower surface when an angle included between the first lower surface and the second lower surface falls between 50 degrees and 90 degrees; wherein when a user rotates the first machine body or the second machine body from the first state to the second state, the rotation cause the passive module to rotate inside the hinge structure and turn the lens from the first state to the second state.

US Pat. No. 10,768,672

INSERT MOLDED HINGE

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A hinge, comprising:a first hinge plate comprising at least one opening, wherein the first hinge plate is coupled to a system cover of a mobile endpoint device via at least one screw fitted through the at least one opening;
a second hinge plate movably coupled to the first hinge plate, wherein the second hinge plate comprises a tab member that extends in an opposite direction of the first hinge plate, wherein the tab member comprises a solid shape free from openings and is coupled to a display cover of the mobile endpoint device via an insert molding process; and
a hinge cap to enclose a portion of the first hinge plate and the second hinge plate that are movably coupled.

US Pat. No. 10,768,671

EARLY WARNING METHOD, EARLY WARNING APPARATUS, AND FLEXIBLE DISPLAY APPARATUS

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. An early-warning control method, comprising:displaying a first early-warning image on a flexible display when the flexible display stored in a flexible display apparatus satisfies an extension early-warning condition;
obtaining a present extended length of the flexible display;
detecting whether the present extended length reaches a first preset length threshold; and
controlling the flexible display to exit from the first early-warning image when the present extended length reaches the first preset length threshold;
when the present extended length is the first preset length threshold, detecting whether the flexible display is extruded by an external force so as to determine whether the flexible display receives a trigger signal, wherein the trigger signal is configured to trigger the flexible display to curl up; and
displaying a second early-warning image when the flexible display receives the trigger signal.

US Pat. No. 10,768,669

ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH FLEXIBLE DISPLAY

Lenovo (Beijing) Limited,...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a body comprising at least a first surface having a first edge and a second surface opposite the first surface and the second surface having a second edge, wherein the first edge and the second edge are mutually opposed to each other;
a controller built into the body; and
a single unified display screen configured to continuously wrap around the body from the first edge of the first surface to the second edge of the second surface in a wrapped stated to provide a viewable display, wherein the display screen comprises a first portion and a second portion separated from the first portion by a first bending portion, the second portion being secured to the first surface of the body;
wherein, the first bending portion of the display screen is deformable to rotate the first portion with respect to the second portion, and to support the first portion of the display screen away from the second surface and the first surface of the body in an expanded state; and
wherein, in response to detection of the display screen as being in the expanded state, the controller is configured to display a first display content via the first portion of the display screen and to display a second display content via the second portion of the display screen, the second display content being different from the first display content and, in response to detection of the display screen as being in the wrapped state, the controller is configured to display a third display content via the first portion or the second portion of the display screen.

US Pat. No. 10,768,666

WEARABLE COMPUTING DEVICE

PROXY, INC., San Francis...

1. An intelligent ring computing device configured for fitting around a finger of a wearer and adapted for unlocking a client computing device, the intelligent ring comprising:a housing, the housing having an outer bounding member and an inner bounding member, the outer and inner bounding members configured for being coupled together in a manner so as to form an interior portion, the interior portion retaining a plurality of components of the intelligent ring;
a curved rechargeable battery positioned within the interior portion of the housing;
one or more sensors, the one or more sensors comprising at least one of an accelerometer, a gyroscope, or a motion sensor, the one or more sensors being configured to sense a change in a condition of the wearer of the intelligent ring so as to produce sensed data;
a memory, the memory storing one or more instructions, the instructions pertaining to remotely unlocking the client computing device;
a flexible printed circuit board positioned proximate the outer bounding member, the flexible printed circuit board comprising:
a processor, the processor configured for receiving the sensed data and implementing the one or more instructions in response thereto; and
a communication module, the communication module comprising a near field communication device configured for communicating authorization data to the client computing device to unlock the client computing device.

US Pat. No. 10,768,662

PORTABLE ELECTRONICAL DEVICE

PEGATRON CORPORATION, Ta...

1. A portable electronic device, comprising: a first display panel; a second display panel, pivotally connected to the first display panel and the second display panel comprising: a display screen; and at least one guide magnet arranged below the display screen; and a keyboard, detachably arranged above the display screen of the second display panel and the keyboard comprising: at least one magnetic element, wherein the keyboard can be controlled to move relative to the display screen along a moving direction by means of the magnetic attraction force between the at least one magnetic element and the at least one guide magnet, and the moving direction is perpendicular to a side edge of the second display panel pivotally connected to the first display panel; wherein the second display panel further comprises a first positioning magnet and a second positioning magnet being respectively arranged below the display screen of the second display panel and spaced apart on two opposite side edges; the keyboard further comprises a third positioning magnet; when the keyboard is in a first position on the display screen, the third positioning magnet and the first positioning magnet are magnetically attracted to each other and enable the display screen to be used in a first usage mode; and when the keyboard is in a second position on the display screen, the third positioning magnet and the second positioning magnet are magnetically attracted to each other and enable the display screen to be used in a second usage mode different from the first usage mode.

US Pat. No. 10,768,659

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR OPTICAL NEURAL NETWORK

Massachusetts Institute o...

1. An apparatus for implementing an artificial neural network, the apparatus comprising:one or more input waveguides to receive a first array of optical signals;
an optical interference unit, in optical communication with the one or more input waveguides, to perform a linear transformation of the first array of optical signals into a second array of optical signals;
a nonlinearity unit, in communication with the optical interference unit, to perform a nonlinear transformation on the second array of optical signals so as to generate a third array of signals;
a light source in optical communication with the one or more input waveguides; and
feedback circuitry to transmit an array of electrical signals to the light source based on the third array of signals, the light source emitting a fourth array of optical signals based on the array of electrical signals.

US Pat. No. 10,768,654

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ACTIVELY MANAGING ELECTRIC POWER SUPPLY FOR AN ELECTRIC POWER GRID

CAUSAM ENERGY, INC., Ral...

1. A method for managing power on an electric power grid, comprising:providing a server constructed and configured for network communication with at least one power consuming device in the electric power grid, wherein the server comprises a database;
the server issuing a power control event message responsive to a power control command, wherein the power control command comprises a power inquiry command requesting the server to determine an amount of power available for temporary reduction or increase from supply;
the database storing information comprising power consumed by the at least one power consuming device and power to be reduced to the at least one power consuming device;
the server generating a supply equivalence value for each of the at least one power consuming device based on an actual value of power to be reduced to each of the at least one power consuming device, wherein each supply equivalence value is a monetary supply equivalence value based on measurement and verification, and wherein each supply equivalence value provides for a curtailment value as a supply to the electric power grid; and
the server disabling a power flow to one or more of the at least one power consuming device based on the supply equivalence value for each of the at least one power consuming device.

US Pat. No. 10,768,650

VOLTAGE REGULATOR WITH CAPACITANCE MULTIPLIER

Dialog Semiconductor (UK)...

1. A voltage regulator for providing an output voltage at an output terminal via an output switch, the voltage regulator comprisingan input stage coupled to a controller at an input node, the controller being adapted to control the output switch;
a frequency compensation circuit having a first capacitor coupled to a capacitance multiplier, the first capacitor having a first terminal coupled to the input node and a second terminal coupled to the output terminal;
wherein the capacitance multiplier comprises a second capacitor coupled to an output of a voltage amplifier configured to amplify a difference voltage that is function of the output voltage; wherein the voltage amplifier comprises a voltage-to-current converter coupled to a current-to-voltage converter; the voltage to current converter being adapted to receive a feedback voltage and a reference voltage and to provide a current to the current to voltage converter, the current being proportional to a difference between the feedback voltage and the reference voltage; wherein the second capacitor has a first terminal connected to the input node and a second terminal coupled to the output of the current-to-voltage converter.

US Pat. No. 10,768,648

POWER MANAGEMENT DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A power management device, comprising:first and second switching regulators to respectively generate first and second conversion voltages from an input voltage;
a plurality of low drop-out (LDO) regulators to generate a plurality of output voltages from the first and second conversion voltages; and
a controller to estimate drop-out voltages of the LDO regulators based on output currents of the LDO regulators, generate a plurality of voltage control signals based on the estimated drop-out voltages, and respectively provide the plurality of voltage control signals to the first and second switching regulators in order to dynamically control the first and second conversion voltages.

US Pat. No. 10,768,646

LOW DROPOUT REGULATING DEVICE AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF

MACRONIX INTERNATIONAL CO...

1. A low dropout (LDO) regulating device, comprising:a regulator, configured to adjust an output voltage provided to an output node in accordance with a voltage difference between a first reference voltage and a feedback voltage on a feedback node, wherein the feedback node is coupled to the output node, and the regulator comprises:
a comparing circuit, configured to receive the first reference voltage and the feedback voltage, and generate a control voltage on a control node in accordance with the voltage difference between the first reference voltage and the feedback voltage; and
an output transistor including a control terminal coupling to the control node, a first terminal coupling to a supply voltage and a second terminal coupling to the output node, wherein the output transistor responds to the control voltage to generate the output voltage at the second terminal; and
a pre-charger, electrically connected to the regulator, the pre-charger being electrically connected to the feedback node for charge sharing,
wherein the pre-charger comprises:
a pre-charge capacitor;
a pre-charge power supply, configured to provide a second reference voltage; and
a sampling switch, coupled between the pre-charge capacitor and the pre-charge power supply, allowing the pre-charge power supply to charge the pre-charge capacitor.

US Pat. No. 10,768,645

DEVICES, SYSTEMS AND METHODS RELATING TO HVAC SYSTEMS THAT PROVIDE AN IMPLICIT PARTITION BETWEEN AT LEAST TWO ABUTTING ENVIRONMENTS IN A DEFINED LARGE OPEN SPACE

Roberts Gordon LLC, Buff...

1. A heating ventilation cooling (HVAC) system comprising:at least two separate and distinct environmental climate control devices, the at least two distinct environmental climate control devices both serving a single mixed use open space consisting essentially of a large open space having at least a first selected temperature zone abutting a second selected temperature zone;
a central uniform control unit operably connected to the at least two environmental climate control devices to control combined operation of the distinct environmental climate control devices, the central uniform control unit also operably connected to at least a first temperature sensor located in the first selected temperature zone and to a second temperature sensor located in the second selected temperature zone; wherein,
the central uniform control unit is further configured such that, based on a first selected temperature set point for the first selected temperature zone, a second selected temperature set point for the second selected temperature zone, wherein the second selected temperature set point is different from the first selected temperature set point, and on information from the first and second temperature sensors, the central uniform control unit controls combined operation of the at least two distinct environmental climate control devices to establish substantially different temperatures between the first and second selected temperature zones, wherein the at least two distinct environmental climate control devices further comprise at least one ventilation device, and the central uniform control unit controls, via the ventilation device, ventilation in the single mixed use open space to support the substantially different temperatures between the first and second selected temperature zones.

US Pat. No. 10,768,644

CAMERA DATA ACCESS BASED ON SUBSCRIPTION STATUS

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A cloud-based service, comprising:a server system configured to receive data from an electronic device associated with a user, the server system further configured to record and maintain the data as recorded data; and
a security service application executable by a processor of the server system and configured to:
manage subscription levels associated with the user of the electronic device, the subscription levels each delineating a level of access to the recorded data received from the electronic device; and
allow a client device security application that is associated with the user all access, some access, or no access to the recorded data based on a subscription level corresponding to the electronic device, and via an application programming interface (API) of the cloud-based service.

US Pat. No. 10,768,641

FLOW DIVIDING SYSTEM

FUJIKIN INCORPORATED, Os...

1. A flow dividing system for dividing a single flow rate into a plurality of flow rates, and controlling respective flow rates so that a ratio between the divided flow rates becomes a preset flow ratio, the flow dividing system comprising:a branching mechanism configured to divide the single flow rate into the plurality of flow rates;
a plurality of fluid control devices respectively configured to control the plurality of flow rates, said plurality of fluid control devices being formed as separate bodies from the branching mechanism, the plurality of fluid control devices being separated from and independent of each other;
the plurality of fluid control devices comprising one master device, with the remainder being a slave device;
the master device comprising a communication unit configured to transmit a preset flow rate value on the basis of the preset flow ratio to the slave device and configured to receive a flow rate detection value from the slave device; and
the slave device comprising a communication unit configured to receive the preset flow rate value from the master device and configured to transmit the flow rate detection value to the master device, wherein
each of the master and slave devices comprise as part thereof a base portion that defines an inflow port, a flow path, and an outflow port of a single flow rate of the plurality of divided flow rates,
the base portion is formed into a block shape, and the inflow port and the outflow port of the base portion are formed on a bottom surface serving as an installation surface,
the branching mechanism comprises a first block-shaped joint member that divides a single flow rate into a plurality of flow rates, the first block-shaped joint member comprising a top surface with a plurality of openings arranged therein,
an interior of said branching mechanism provides a plurality of branching flow paths that respectively communicate with the plurality of openings, and a common flow path with the plurality of branching flow paths commonly connected thereto,
each of the plurality of openings being directly connectable from the top with a respective one of the inflow ports of the master and slave devices and an outflow port of an upstream device, and
the base portions of the master device and the slave device are each fixed to the first block-shaped joint member by fastening members, and each of the flow paths communicating with the inflow ports on the bottom surfaces of the master device and the slave device is connected to the flow path communicating with the openings on the top surface of the block-shaped joint member.

US Pat. No. 10,768,639

MOTION AND IMAGE-BASED CONTROL SYSTEM

Snap Inc., Santa Monica,...

1. A method, comprising:identifying a sensor input within a drone, the sensor input indicating movement of the drone within a three dimensional space, the drone comprising one or more sensors and one or more drone control components;
upon receiving the sensor input indicating that the drone moved within the three dimensional space, determining that one or more movement attributes from the sensor input are associated with the drone having been physically displaced by a user, the determining comprising determining that a combination of movement component values, representing movement of the drone within the three-dimensional space, received within the sensor input, matches a set of movement attributes associated with the drone having been physically displaced by the user;
in response to the determining that the one or more movement attributes are associated with the drone having been physically displaced by the user, selecting one or more maneuvers corresponding to at least one movement attribute of the one or more movement attributes; and
executing the one or more maneuvers by controlling the one or more drone control components to move the drone within the three dimensional space.

US Pat. No. 10,768,638

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SWITCHING DRIVING MODES TO SUPPORT SUBJECT VEHICLE TO PERFORM PLATOON DRIVING WITHOUT ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FROM DRIVER DURING DRIVING

StradVision, Inc., Gyeon...

1. A method for switching driving modes of a subject vehicle to support the subject vehicle to perform a platoon driving by using platoon driving information on platoon driving groups located near the subject vehicle, without additional instructions from a driver during a driving, comprising steps of:(a) a basement server, which interworks with the subject vehicle driving in a first mode corresponding to a circumstance of being not included in any platoon driving groups, if a platoon driving request is acquired from the subject vehicle, acquiring first platoon driving information, corresponding to a first platoon driving group including one or more first platoon driving vehicles, to N-th platoon driving information, corresponding to an N-th platoon driving group including one or more N-th platoon driving vehicles, by referring to a real-time platoon driving information database (“DB”);
(b) the basement server (i) calculating a first platoon driving suitability score, corresponding to the first platoon driving group, to an N-th platoon driving suitability score, corresponding to the N-th platoon driving group, by referring to one or more first platoon driving parameters included in the first platoon driving information to one or more N-th platoon driving parameters included in the N-th platoon driving information, and (ii) selecting a target platoon driving group to be including the subject vehicle, among the first platoon driving group to the N-th platoon driving group;
(c) the basement server instructing the subject vehicle to drive in a second mode corresponding to a circumstance of performing the platoon driving in the target platoon driving group.

US Pat. No. 10,768,637

PRIORITIZING VEHICLE NAVIGATION

Pony AI Inc., Grand Caym...

1. A system comprising:one or more processors; and
a memory storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the system to perform:
identifying vehicles in an environment of a priority vehicle, wherein the vehicles include a first vehicle configured to receive direct commands from the system and second and third vehicles that do not receive direct commands from the system, the first vehicle being in front of the third vehicle, and the third vehicle being in front of the priority vehicle,
determining relative priorities of the first vehicle and the priority vehicle, the priority vehicle determined to have a higher priority than the first vehicle;
determining a desired navigation of the priority vehicle in the environment based on the relative priorities of the first vehicle and the priority vehicle; and
providing an instruction to the first vehicle based on the desired navigation of the priority vehicle in the environment, the instruction characterizing one or more maneuvers to be performed by the first vehicle to facilitate the desired navigation of the priority vehicle, wherein:
in response to the priority vehicle being obstructed by the second vehicle and the third vehicle, the instruction comprises commanding the first vehicle to move in front of the second vehicle, and to reduce a speed of the first vehicle to a speed lower than a speed of the third vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,768,636

AUTOMATIC VEHICLE DISPATCHING SYSTEM AND SERVER DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An automatic vehicle dispatching system, comprising:a plurality of automatic vehicles; and
a server device that performs communication with the plurality of automatic vehicles,
wherein the server device includes:
a server interface that performs communication with the plurality of automatic vehicles;
a server memory that stores: area information that includes a first plurality of path points in a predetermined area that indicate a drive route for the plurality of automatic vehicles, each of the first plurality of path points including driving attributes that represent an automatic vehicle movement state on the drive route; and vehicle information that indicates vehicle attributes of each of the plurality of automatic vehicles; and
a server processor that generates, for each of the plurality of automatic vehicles, first route information that includes a second plurality of path points selected from among the first plurality of path points of the area information according to the vehicle information of a corresponding one of the plurality of automatic vehicles, the first route information indicating a first drive route,
each automatic vehicle of the plurality of automatic vehicles includes:
a vehicle interface that acquires the first route information generated by the server processor for the automatic vehicle by performing wireless communication with the server device; and
a drive controller that causes the automatic vehicle to drive based on the first route information acquired by the vehicle interface,
the driving attributes of each path point of the first plurality of path points include a position of the path point, a vehicle speed when passing through the path point, an angle of entrance for a vehicle to enter, and a vehicle travel direction,
the vehicle atttributes include, for each of the plurality of automatic vehicles, a vehicle length, a vehicle width, a weight, and a vehicle model of the automatic vehicle, and
the server processor is configured to: add additional path points to the first route information of a first one of the plurality of automatic vehicles according to the vehicle attributes of the first one of the plurality of automatic vehicles; and change parameters of the driving attributes of at least one of the second plurality of path points selected for a second one of the plurality of automatic vehicles according to the vehicle attributes of the second one of the plurality of automatic vehicles.

US Pat. No. 10,768,632

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATED, SEMI AUTOMATED, OR ASSISTED MANEUVERING OF A MOTOR VEHICLE

VOLKSWAGEN AG, Wolfsburg...

1. An apparatus for automated, partly automated or assisted maneuvering of a motor vehicle from a start position to a 3D target position, the apparatus comprising:a mono camera; and
an evaluation and control unit, wherein the evaluation and control unit includes at least one structure-from-motion algorithm, wherein the evaluation and control unit calculates a maneuvering trajectory, wherein the maneuvering trajectory is calculated based on data captured by the mono camera including image data capturing the target position viewed from at least two different viewing directions, wherein the viewing directions are selected based on whether a sufficient amount of image data has been ascertained in order to determine the 3D target position performed by the structure-from-motion algorithm,
wherein each viewing direction is based on a direction the motor vehicle is traveling along the maneuvering trajectory.

US Pat. No. 10,768,631

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING A MOBILE ROBOT

Beijing Jingdong Shangke ...

1. A method for controlling a mobile robot, comprising:generating pedestrian assessment information based on perception information of the mobile robot, wherein the perception information includes motion information of the mobile robot, environment information of a surrounding environment, and pedestrian information of a nearby pedestrian, and the pedestrian assessment information includes a pedestrian intent type and a pedestrian event type of the nearby pedestrian;
generating pedestrian behavior information based on the perception information and the pedestrian assessment information, wherein the pedestrian behavior information includes a predicted position information sequence and a predicted behavior type sequence of the nearby pedestrian in a preset future time period;
generating information for control use based on the perception information, the pedestrian assessment information, and the pedestrian behavior information, wherein the information for control use includes a position information sequence and an action type sequence of the mobile robot within the preset future time period; and
controlling the mobile robot based on the information for control use.

US Pat. No. 10,768,621

DETERMINING ROUTES FOR AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

UATC, LLC, San Francisco...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, with a computer system comprising one or more processors, request data associated with a request from a user device;
determining, with the computer system, a first canonical route from a plurality of canonical routes based on the request data, wherein each respective canonical route of the plurality of canonical routes satisfies at least one autonomy criteria associated with whether an autonomous vehicle can travel on the respective canonical route;
providing, with the computer system, first route data associated with the first canonical route;
receiving, with the computer system, route identification data associated with identifying an alternative canonical route after providing the first route data associated with the first canonical route;
determining, with the computer system, a second canonical route from the plurality of canonical routes based on the route identification data;
providing, with the computer system, second route data associated with the second canonical route for controlling travel of the autonomous vehicle on the second canonical route; and
controlling, with the computer system, travel of the autonomous vehicle on the second canonical route based on the second route data.

US Pat. No. 10,768,620

SMART VEHICLE

1. A method of providing safety in a vehicle, comprising:mounting a plurality of cameras in a vehicular cabin to detect edges in images;
translating the edges into motions of a human or a biological entity; and
monitoring safety conditions for the human or biological entity from the edges and motions with a processor to determine user motions affecting vehicle safety, the processor further controlling vehicle movement in response to the monitoring.

US Pat. No. 10,768,612

METHOD FOR BACK END PLANNING AND SCHEDULING

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. A method for back end planning and scheduling a factory, the method comprising:generating a bottleneck loading plan for one or more families of equipment from a plurality of inputs;
generating a simulation of the factory using the bottleneck loading plan;
creating a model for the factory by running the simulation of the factory and using decisions based on the bottleneck loading plan and a block based workflow; and
generating a lot-to-machine schedule with the model to control one of,
one or more processes related to fabrication of semiconductor substrates; and
one or more processes related to cutting, assembly, and testing of a semiconductor die on semiconductor substrates;
publishing the lot-to-machine schedule to the factory;
implementing what each equipment should work on next based on the generated lot-to-machine schedule;
monitoring real-time factory data of the implemented schedule;
comparing the real time factory data of the implemented schedule to the generated lot-to-machine schedule to determine a deviation; and
providing a notification if the deviation exceeds a threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,768,610

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM HAVING PROGRAM RECORDED THEREIN

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An information processing apparatus that controls production in a manufacturing line including a first stage performed in a first manufacturing system and a second stage performed in a second manufacturing system after the first stage, the first manufacturing system performing a first predetermined process on processing objects in the first stage, and the second manufacturing system performing a second predetermined process on the processing objects in the second stage, the second manufacturing system including a sensor,the information processing apparatus including a processor; and a memory storing a computer program,
while the first manufacturing system and the second manufacturing system are in operation, the computer program, when executed by the processor, causes the processor to perform operations including:
acquiring, from the first manufacturing system, a first production log including a number of non-defective processing objects in the first stage;
acquiring, from the second manufacturing system, a second production log including a number of processing objects delivered to the second stage detected by the sensor; and
detecting a presence of irregularity in the manufacturing line, in a case where the number of processing objects delivered to the second stage fails to match the number of non-defective processing objects in the first stage.

US Pat. No. 10,768,608

CONTROLLING DEVICE, CONTROLLED DEVICE, CONTROLLING METHOD, CONTROLLING SYSTEM, STORAGE MEDIUM, AND NOTIFICATION DEVICE

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A controlling device comprising:one or more processors,
the one or more processors being configured to
control a plurality of devices, among which a first device and a plurality of second devices are included, each of the plurality of devices not being the controlling device, two or more of the plurality of second devices being of respective different kinds and having respective different functions, and
determine pieces of second information by referring to first information obtained from the first device, the pieces of second information corresponding to the respective plurality of second devices and concerning how to control the respective functions of the plurality of second devices, which functions are related to the first information, so as to control each of the plurality of second devices to give a notification of a corresponding one of the pieces of second information,
the two or more of the plurality of second devices respectively corresponding to two or more of the pieces of second information, and
the two or more of the pieces of second information differing from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,768,606

AGENT-BASED SLICING

AUTODESK, INC., San Rafa...

1. A computer-implemented method for slicing object models, the method comprising:deploying a group of agents onto a surface of an object model;
causing the group of agents to traverse the surface of the object model towards a first region, wherein the group of agents surrounds a first portion of the object model, the first portion being located proximate to or at the first region; and
generating a first slice that intersects the group of agents and the first portion of the object model.

US Pat. No. 10,768,349

REFLECTIVE DIFFRACTION GRATING AND FABRICATION METHOD

Lumentum Operations LLC, ...

1. An apparatus comprising:a substrate;
an ultraviolet (UV)-absorbing layer, configured as a single layer made of a UV-absorbing dielectric material and configured to absorb light at a UV recording wavelength,
the UV-absorbing dielectric layer being disposed directly on the substrate and separate from the substrate,
the UV-absorbing dielectric layer having a thickness of at least 1.2 ?m, and
the UV-absorbing dielectric material configured to have a transmission intensity of less than 25% at the UV recording wavelength; and
a reflective grating disposed directly on the UV-absorbing dielectric material;
the UV recording wavelength being between 300 nm and 450 nm, and
the UV recording wavelength being different from an operating wavelength for the reflective grating.

US Pat. No. 10,768,341

OPTICAL MATERIAL, OPTICAL ELEMENT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

NIKON CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. An optical member to be arranged in an optical path of a light, the optical member comprising:an optical medium made of an insulator or a semiconductor;
a first element provided at a first position in the optical medium and made of a first electric conductor having a width approximately same as or smaller than a wavelength of the light, the first position being a position in the optical path; and
a second element provided at a second position, in the optical medium, different from the first position, and made of a second electric conductor having a width approximately same as or smaller than the wavelength of the light, the second position being a position in the optical path.

US Pat. No. 10,768,329

SEISMIC SENSING SYSTEMS AND PROCESSES FOR USING SAME

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A seismic system, comprising:an acoustic tool configured for placement in a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation, the acoustic tool comprising:
an acoustic transmitter unit for producing acoustic energy waveforms in the subterranean formation such that interaction of the acoustic energy waveforms with structures in the formation is an event that generates event signals; and
a receiver unit comprising acoustic receivers distributed azimuthally around a central axis of the acoustic tool for sensing the event signals; and wherein the acoustic tool is configured to:
determine event signal amplitudes of the event signals at each of the acoustic receivers; and
determine which of the acoustic receivers has a maximum amplitude of the event signal amplitudes; and
interpolate between the maximum amplitude acoustic receiver and one or more adjacent acoustic receivers to find an azimuthal direction of the event.

US Pat. No. 10,768,325

METHOD TO ESTIMATE 4D SEISMIC ACQUISITION REPEATABILITY SPECIFICATIONS FROM HIGH-RESOLUTION NEAR-WATER-BOTTOM SEISMIC IMAGES

ExxonMobil Upstream Resea...

1. A method for designing 4-D seismic acquisition source and receiver repeatability specifications, said method comprising:locating, with a computer, subsurface anomalies above a target reservoir zone from analysis of high-resolution reflectivity images for the target reservoir zone;
determining a size, location, and contrast of the anomalies;
determining, with a computer, how the anomalies above the target reservoir zone modify target illumination for variations in the 4-D seismic acquisition source and receiver positions, wherein the determining comprises estimating, from the size, location and contrast of the anomalies with respect to a surrounding medium, which areal source or receiver surface positions would be impacted by the anomalies, magnitude of reflectivity of the anomalies, magnitude of timing and amplitude differences for wave propagation through the anomalies compared to wave propagation away from the anomalies, and a solid angle illumination impairment range associated with the anomalies relative to the target reservoir zone; and
determining, with a computer, repeatability specifications for a monitor seismic survey, wherein tolerances for the source or receiver positions vary across an acquisition area based on how the anomalies modify the target illumination.

US Pat. No. 10,768,324

METHOD TO PREDICT PORE PRESSURE AND SEAL INTEGRITY USING FULL WAVEFIELD INVERSION

ExxonMobil Upstream Resea...

1. A method, comprising:generating a velocity model for a subsurface region of the Earth by using one or more full wavefield inversion processes;
generating an impedance model for the subsurface region of the Earth by using one or more full wavefield inversion processes;
estimating pore pressure at a prediction site in the subsurface region by integrating the velocity model and the impedance model with a velocity-based pore pressure estimation process, wherein the prediction site includes a reservoir rock, and wherein the velocity-based pore pressure estimation process comprises:
identifying, within the impedance model, the reservoir rock;
using the velocity model to determine or estimate shale pore pressure at a base of the reservoir rock in the impedance model;
determining a buoyancy pressure of a fluid assumed to fill a column height of the reservoir rock; and
the estimating the pore pressure for the reservoir rock includes combining the shale pore pressure at the base of the reservoir rock and the buoyancy pressure;
charactering a mechanical seal integrity of the subsurface region using the estimated pore pressure; and
managing hydrocarbons in the subsurface region using the estimated pore pressure and mechanical seal integrity.

US Pat. No. 10,768,320

FIELD DEPLOYABLE NEUTRON/GAMMA SPECTROMETER

1. A system for imaging and measuring neutrons and gamma rays, the system comprising:two or more detector layer cases;
a plurality of plates, having at least a first plate and a second plate, the first plate comprising pulse-shape discriminating detectors and the second plate comprising non-pulse shape discriminating detectors, which plates are parallel to each other and configured in a stacked arrangement; and
an electronic and processing unit;
wherein the first plate and the second plate each carry a plurality of scintillation detectors;
wherein the first plate and the second plate are contained within the two or more detector layer cases; and
wherein the system is portable.

US Pat. No. 10,768,314

OPTICAL ELEMENT

1. An optical element comprising:a body of radiation converting monocrystalline material, and
an extraction structure applied to at least one surface of the body of radiation converting monocrystalline material;
wherein the extraction structure is constructed and configured such that radiation at an output of the body of radiation converting monocrystalline material is directionally modified, as compared with radiation at the output of the body of radiation converting monocrystalline material in the absence of said extraction structure, by interaction of radiation selected from the group consisting of radiation entering the body, radiation propagating within the body and radiation exiting the body, of radiation converting monocrystalline material with the said extraction structure;
and wherein the extraction structure is configured such that, for at least one wavelength of the radiation at the output of the said body, the energy or intensity of the radiation at the output of the body of radiation converting monocrystalline material in at least one direction of propagation is increased, compared to the energy or intensity of the radiation at the output of the said body in the said direction in the absence of the said extraction structure.

US Pat. No. 10,768,312

INTEGRITY ANALYSIS METHOD BASED ON KINEMATIC-TO-KINEMATIC RELATIVE POSITIONING SCENARIO

BEIHANG UNIVERSITY, Beij...

1. An integrity analysis method based on a kinematic-to-kinematic relative positioning scenario, wherein, the analysis method comprises the following steps:a) establishing a kinematic-to-kinematic relative positioning model for a navigation system, and inputting navigation data;
b) calculating a float solution of an integer ambiguity;
c) detecting and correcting cycle slips based on a total electron content rate, comprising:
step 1: performing linear combination of wide-lane phase minus narrow-lane pseudorange and detecting an ionospheric total electron content rate for the foregoing solution data respectively:

where f1, f2 represent two frequencies of a received double-frequency satellite signal; ?1, ?2 represent wavelengths at corresponding frequencies;

TECR?(k) represents an ionospheric total electron content rate at an epoch K; ?1P(k) and ?1P(k?1) represent carrier phase measurement values between two adjacent epochs at the frequency f1; P1P(k) and P1P(k?1) represent pseudorange measurement values between two adjacent epochs at the frequency f1; ?N1P(k) and ?N2P(k) represent cycle slips that are detected at the frequencies f1 and f2 using a cycle as a unit respectively; c represents a light velocity; NWLP(k) and NWLP(k?1) represent integer ambiguities between two adjacent epochs;
step 2: calculating influence of a pseudo random error on cycle slip detection;
SPIEmax=max{|?P1P(k)|,|?2P(k)|},?P1P(k),?P2P(k)?(??,+?);
where ?P1P(k) and ?P2P(k) represent pseudorange measurements at f1 and f2 at the epoch K respectively, and SPIEmax represents a maximum value of a pseudo random error;
step 3: calculating cycle slip search areas;
SS?N1P(k):?N1P(k)???N1P(k)??N1P(k)cand??N1P(k)+??N1P(k);
SS?N2P(k):?N2P(k)???N2P(k)??N2P(k)cand??N2P(k)+??N2P(k);
where ?N1P(k)cand represents a correct cycle slip search area at L1, and ?N2P(k)cand represents a correct cycle slip search area at L2;
step 4: calculating a wide-lane cycle slip variation by using a cycle slip search rule 1; and calculating a total electron content rate threshold by using a cycle slip search rule 2;
TECR?(k)=H{?1[?1P(k)??1P(k?1)]+?2[?2P(k?1)??2P(k)]+[?1?N1P(k)cand??2?N2P(k)cand]};
wherein

d) calculating a probability of correct fix PCF and a probability of incorrect fix PIF for the integer ambiguity;
calculating a probability of a candidate ambiguity value Z:

where ? represents an integer ambiguity estimated using a bootstrap method; a represents a correctly fixed integer ambiguity; ?i/I represents a standard deviation of ambiguities, and the standard deviation depends on a set I={1, 2, . . . , i?1}; Ii represents the ith column vector of a unit-lower-triangular matrix L?T generated from decomposition of LDLT of a fuzzy covariance matrix; m represents the number of fixed integer ambiguities, and

a?z represents a difference obtained by subtracting an integer ambiguity calculated using a correlation method from an integer ambiguity calculated using a bootstrap method;
when the correctly fixed integer ambiguity a is equal to the candidate ambiguity value Z, the probability of correct fix PCF is calculated by:

the probability of incorrect fix PIF is calculated by using an exclusion relation between a correct fix event and an incorrect fix event;
e) determining a fault to be detected and a satellite fault probability;
f) calculating a standard deviation ?v|CF and a position domain deviation bm;
wherein the following models are established: y=Gx+? and

and an ambiguity float solution-relative position vector matrix ? and a related estimated error covariance matrix is obtained according to the foregoing equations:

where G represents a coefficient matrix; ? represents a total satellite error; x represents an estimated value in a solution state; W represents a relation matrix between a pseudorange and an error; N represents an estimated value of an integer ambiguity; S represents a state vector; P represents a covariance matrix of position and float ambiguity state estimated error;
step 1: calculating the kth integer ambiguity element Nz(k);
Nz(k)=round([01×3Zk]S(k-1));
where Zk represents the kth row of a transition matrix Z;Z1:k=[01×(k-1) 1 01×(n-k)]; S(k-1) represents an updated state vector S based on fixed ambiguities 1?K;step 2: calculating the standard deviation ?v|CF;
continuously updating position vector estimation and remaining ambiguity real values S;
K=P(k-1)[01×3Zk]T([01×3Zk]TP(k-1)[01×3Zk]T)?1;
S(k)=S(k-1)+K(NZ(k)?[01×3Zk]TS(k-1));
P(k)=(I?K[01×3Zk])P(k-1);
where K represents a gain; P represents a covariance matrix of position and float ambiguity state estimated error; P(k) represents a covariance matrix of an updated state vector after the kth ambiguity is fixed; and it is assumed that ?v|CF=?P(3,3)(m) after m iterations;
step 3: calculating the position domain deviation bm;
K=P[0m×3Z1:m]T([0m×3Z1:m]P[0m×3Z1:m]T)?1;
S(m)=?+K(NZ(1:m)?[0m×3Z1:m]T?);
where Z1:m represents a transition matrix Z of a row vector 1 to m; Z1:m=[Im×m 0m×(n-m)]; NZ(1:m) represents a fixed solution for fix of 1 to m integer ambiguities;
the position domain deviation bm caused by a relative position error of the mth incorrect candidate pair (a?z)m is:
bm=SCF(m)?SIF(m)=K(a?z)m;
where am represents a correctly fixed ambiguity vector; zm represents an incorrectly fixed ambiguity vectors; SCF(m) represents a correct state obtained after fix of m ambiguities; SIF(m) represents an incorrect state obtained after fix of m ambiguities;
SCF(m)=?+K(am?[0m×3Z1:m]?);
SIF(m)=?+K(zm?[0m×3Z1:m]?);
g) calculating an integrity risk value IH0 of a carrier phase for the GNSS;

where PVALCF=P{|xv?xv|>VAL|CF} represents a probability that a vertical error is greater than an alarm threshold under the condition of correct fix; PCF represents a probability of correct fix; PIFn represents a probability of incorrect fix; PVALIF=P{|xv?xv|>VAL|IFn} represents a probability that a vertical error is greater than an alarm threshold under the condition of incorrect fix; and
h) applying the integrity risk value IH0 in the navigation system to improve position precision of the navigation system on the kinematic-to-kinematic relative positioning scenario by comparing the integrity risk value IH0 to a zero-fault integrity value IH0req, wherein a geometric mechanism of the navigation system is considered to be available when the integrity risk value IH0 is less than the zero-fault integrity value.

US Pat. No. 10,768,309

GLOBAL NAVIGATION SATELLITE SYSTEM BEAM BASED ATTITUDE DETERMINATION

Interstate Electronics Co...

1. An apparatus configured to determine at least one of a heading, roll, or pitch of an attitude of an object, the apparatus comprising:a plurality of radio frequency (RF) downconverters configured to receive controlled reception pattern antenna (CRPA) signals and to downconvert the received signals, wherein the CRPA is attached to the object for which the heading, roll, or pitch is to be determined;
a beamformer configured to generate one or more antenna patterns for downconverted received signals corresponding to signals received by the CRPA, wherein the beamformer is configured to use downcoverted received signals in generating the one or more antenna patterns;
a processor configured:
to associate instances of observed signal strength of signals at various observed beam angles of the CRPA with physical locations of a plurality of space vehicles, wherein the plurality of space vehicles comprises sources of the signals; and
to determine the at least one of the heading, roll, or pitch of the object based at least partly on an orientation of the object with respect to the observed beam angles.

US Pat. No. 10,768,300

DISTANCE DETECTION BY GLOBAL SHUTTER IMAGE SENSOR

Black Sesame Internationa...

1. A method of detecting a distance, comprising:emitting an optical pulse, the optical pulse having a pulse beginning time and a pulse ending, time;
receiving at a first detector a reflected optical pulse, wherein the optical pulse is detected at the first detector from a first exposure start time to a first exposure finish time and has a first exposure duration;
generating a first detector signal based on a first response of the first detector to the reflected optical pulse;
receiving an n-th detector the reflected optical pulse, wherein the optical pulse is detected at the n-th detector from an n-th exposure start time to an n-th exposure finish time and has an n-th exposure duration;
generating an n-th detector signal based on an n-th response of the n-th detector to the reflected optical pulse;
receiving at an m-th detector the reflected optical pulse, wherein the optical pulse is detected at the m-th detector from an m-th exposure start time to an m-th exposure finish time and has an m-th exposure duration;
generating an m-th detector signal based on an n-th response of the n-th detector to the reflected optical pulse;
wherein the n-th exposure start time begins after the first exposure start time and the m-th exposure start time begins before the first exposure start time and the n-th exposure finish time and the m-th exposure finish time end after the first exposure finish time and the first exposure duration partially overlaps the n-th exposure duration and the first exposure duration is within the m-th exposure duration; and
determining the distance of an object based on the first detector signal, the n-th detector signal and the m-th detector signal.

US Pat. No. 10,768,296

INTERFEROMETRIC RADAR WITH ROTATING ANTENNA

1. An interferometric radar, comprising:an arm, which rotates with respect to an axis of a plane orthogonal to an axis of rotation;
a system comprising a rotating antenna with a direction of sight orthogonal to said plane of rotation of said arm, said antenna being fixed to said arm for describing complete revolutions along a circular path about said axis of rotation and being oriented in a direction of sight parallel to said axis of rotation;
a motor-drive means for driving said arm; and
a data-acquisition and processing unit, operatively connected to said antenna, said data-acquisition and processing unit acquiring a succession of images detected by said antenna during revolution of said antenna about said axis of rotation and said data-acquisition and processing unit making differential interferometric calculations on at least two successive images of one or more targets located in a field of view of said system of one or more antennas in order to measure at least one component of displacement thereof, wherein said data-acquisition and processing unit processes said data detected along two distinct arcs of said circular path and said data-acquisition and processing unit calculates interferograms between said at least two successive images acquired from said two distinct arcs of said circular path to obtain two components of displacements of one or more targets.

US Pat. No. 10,768,295

GROUND-BASED, MULTI-BISTATIC INTERFEROMETRIC RADAR SYSTEM FOR MEASURING 2D AND 3D DEFORMATIONS

IDS GEORADAR S.R.L., Mil...

1. A method for determining a displacement vector field of a deformable scenario, comprising the steps of:prearranging a main radar device having a transmission unit and a main radar device reception unit for receiving from a first field of sight;
prearranging at least one passive radar device having a passive radar device reception unit for receiving from a second field of sight, at a predetermined distance from said main radar device, said main radar device and said or each passive radar device having respective oscillators associated to said main radar device reception unit and to said transmission unit, or to said passive radar device reception unit, respectively;
said main radar device and said or each passive radar device arranged in such a way that said scenario is included in a region common to said first field of sight and to said second field of sight;
wherein the steps of prearranging said main radar device and said or each passive radar device comprise steps of measuring respective positions and respective orientations in a global reference system, synchronizing said or each passive radar device with said main radar device, comprising:
a step of aligning a time reference of said main radar device with a time reference of said or each passive radar device;
a step of aligning an oscillation frequency reference of said oscillators of said main radar device and of said or each passive radar device;
interferometrically determining at least one first displacement map and a second displacement map of said scenario between a previous time and a subsequent time in said main radar device and in said or each passive radar device, respectively, said at least one first and one second displacement maps expressed in said global reference system, said at least one first and one second displacement maps having each a plurality of pixels each associated to a respective domain of said scenario, said first displacement map comprising, for each own pixel, a respective first displacement component along a first line of sight of said main radar device with respect to said domain, said second displacement map comprising, for each own pixel, a respective second displacement component along the bisector of an angle formed by said first line of sight and by a second line of sight of said or each passive radar device with respect to said domain;
combining said first displacement map and said second displacement map, wherein at each pixel said respective first displacement component and said respective second displacement component are combined to obtain a displacement vector of said respective domain between said previous time and said subsequent time, in order to form said displacement vector field,
wherein said step of interferometrically determining said first and said second displacement map comprises steps of:
firstly and secondly scanning said scenario, said firstly and said secondly scanning performed starting from said previous time and from said subsequent time, respectively, each of said firstly and secondly scanning comprising a plurality of consecutive steps, each step comprising the steps of:
transmitting radar transmission signals by said main radar device, wherein, in each of said consecutive steps, said radar transmission signal is emitted by a transmission element of said transmission unit of said main radar device having a different transmission and/or orientation position with respect to another of said consecutive steps;
receiving, by said main radar device, synchronously and coherently to said step of transmitting, and acquiring first data in the form of a backscattered radar signal from said scenario;
receiving, by said or each passive radar device, synchronously and coherently to said step of transmitting, and acquiring second data in the form of a scattered radar signal coming from said scenario;
processing said first data and said second data in said main radar device and in said or each passive radar device, respectively, obtaining a first and a second previous image of said scenario, pertaining to said previous time, and a first and a second subsequent image of said scenario, pertaining to said subsequent time;
comparing said first subsequent image with said first previous image, and said second subsequent image with said second previous image, obtaining a first displacement map and a second displacement map, respectively, of said scenario, said first and second displacement maps expressed in said global reference system, said first and second displacement maps having each a plurality of pixels each associated to a respective domain of said scenario.

US Pat. No. 10,768,294

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MULTIMODAL, MOTION-AWARE RADAR IMAGING

Mitsubishi Electric Resea...

1. A radar imaging system to reconstruct a radar reflectivity image of a scene including an object moving with the scene, comprising:an optical sensor to track the object over a period of time including multiple time steps to produce, for each of the multiple time steps, a deformation of a nominal shape of the object, wherein the nominal shape of the object is a shape of the object arranged in a prototypical pose;
at least one electromagnetic sensor to acquire snapshots of the scene over the multiple time steps to produce a set of radar reflectivity image of the object with deformed shapes defined by the corresponding deformations of the nominal shape of the object, wherein at least two different radar reflectivity images include the object with different deformed shapes; and
a processor
to determine, for each of the multiple time steps using the deformation determined for the corresponding time step, a transformation between the radar reflectivity image of the object acquired by the electromagnetic sensor at the corresponding time step and a radar reflectivity image of the object in the prototypical pose; and
to combine the radar reflectivity images of the object with deformed shapes transformed with the corresponding transformations to produce the radar reflectivity image of the object in the prototypical pose.

US Pat. No. 10,768,292

SURVEILLANCE APPARATUS HAVING A RADAR SENSOR

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A surveillance apparatus for determining a position of an object among objects in a field of view, comprising:a radar sensor having at least one transmitting antenna configured to transmit electromagnetic radiation and a plurality of receiving antennas configured to receive electromagnetic radiation including a reflection signal of the object, wherein the antennas form an antenna array, and
processing circuitry configured to
receive signals from the receiving antennas corresponding to the received electromagnetic radiation,
calculate, as a beat frequency, a frequency of mixed signals of the received signals and signals transmitted from the transmitting antenna,
estimate a correlation matrix on the basis of the received signals,
estimate a number of the objects in the field of view from the estimated correlation matrix,
perform a maximum likelihood estimation using the calculated beat frequency, the estimated correlation matrix and the estimated number of the objects to calculate an angle of the object,
determine whether an angle of the object has been calculated,
repeat the calculation of the beat frequency, the estimation of the correlation matrix and the number of the objects, and the performance of the maximum likelihood estimation in a case where it is determined that the angle of the object has not been calculated,
determine frequency peaks in a transformed signal spectrum of the received signals in a case where it is determined that the angle of the object has been calculated,
determine each distance of the objects in the field of view based on the determined frequency peaks,
determine a map of amplitudes for different positions in the field of view based on a corresponding plurality of beamformed signals,
determine a power of signals of the different positions received by the radar sensor based on the determined map and corresponding values of the estimated correlation matrix, and
output the direction, the distance, and the power of signals of the position of the object in the field of view with respect to the radar sensor separately.

US Pat. No. 10,768,291

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OBTAINING ANGLE-DOPPLER SIGNATURES IN MIMO RADARS

UNIVERSITE DU LUXEMBOURG,...

1. A method for obtaining an angle-Doppler signature for a target using multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) radar, the MIMO radar including a transmit antenna array, the transmit antenna array being at least one-dimensional and having a plurality of antenna elements, the method comprising:generating transmit signals for transmission by the transmit antenna array, the transmit signals defining at least a first transmit trajectory of a phase center within the transmit antenna array; and
transmitting the transmit signals using the transmit antenna array;
receiving receive signals from the target, the receive signals resulting from the incidence of the transmit signals upon the target; and
determining the angle-Doppler signature from the receive signals;
wherein the first transmit trajectory is such that, in operation, the phase center undergoes non-linear motion within the transmit antenna array.

US Pat. No. 10,768,287

BUOY-TYPE HIGH FREQUENCY GROUND-WAVE RADAR SYSTEM

CHINA PRECISE OCEAN DETEC...

1. A buoy-type high frequency ground-wave radar system, comprising:a buoy platform, a sky-wave emitting subsystem, a ground-wave radar subsystem and an attitude measurement subsystem; the system being useful for extracting the maritime wind, wave, and current from inversion of ground-wave radar;
wherein the buoy platform is the maritime carrier of the ground-wave radar;
wherein the sky-wave emitting subsystem is disposed at a shore base to emit high frequency electromagnetic wave, and the high frequency electromagnetic wave is refracted to the sea surface via the ionosphere, reflected via the sea surface, and received by the ground-wave radar subsystem as sky-wave signal;
wherein the attitude measurement subsystem conducts real-time measurement to obtain the attitude data of the buoy platform;
wherein the ground-wave radar subsystem uses ground-wave radar to receive ground-wave signal on one hand and receive sky-wave signal on the other hand; wherein the ground-wave signal is directly processed to form ground-wave Doppler spectrum; wherein the sky-wave signal is processed to form sky-wave Doppler spectrum after receiving an ionosphere disturbance compensation in the frequency domain; the ground-wave radar subsystem reconstructs an actual geographic coordinate system on the basis of the attitude data measured by the attitude measurement subsystem, and obtains wind wave current data by conducting inversion on ground-wave Doppler spectrum or sky-wave Doppler spectrum in the reconstructed actual geographic coordinate system; and
wherein the sky-wave emitting subsystem and the ground-wave radar subsystem conduct time synchronization via GPS synchronous networking;
wherein the buoy platform comprising a main floating body and an instrument cabin, and wherein the main floating body comprises three connecting floating body frames, twelve sets of connecting bridges and six buoyancy cabin bodies;
wherein the three floating body frames are arranged in parallel, and a group of six of the twelve sets of connecting bridges are respectively used between two adjacent floating body frames for mutual connection, and the two ends of the bottom of each floating body frame are fixed with two buoyancy cabin bodies;
wherein the floating body frames and the connecting bridges are made of stainless steel;
wherein the buoyancy cabin body includes a steel frame as the supporting framework, a surface including glass fiber reinforced plastics, and an interior filled with a buoyancy material; and
wherein the instrument cabin is disposed on the main floating body.

US Pat. No. 10,768,285

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OBTAINING ELASTIC FEATURE OF OBJECT

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method for obtaining an elastic feature of an object, the method comprising:inducing a first shear wave in the object by transmitting a first push ultrasound signal which is generated by a probe of an ultrasound apparatus and a first grating lobe signal which relates to the first push ultrasound signal toward the object;
transmitting a first tracking ultrasound signal to an area of the object where the first shear wave has propagated, and receiving, from the object, a first reflection signal which relates to the first tracking ultrasound signal;
measuring a first shear wave parameter which indicates a shear wave characteristic of the first shear wave based on the first reflection signal; and
obtaining an elastic feature of the object by using the measured first shear wave parameter,
wherein the first push ultrasound signal induces a first sub-shear wave propagating in a first direction and the first grating lobe signal induces a second sub-shear wave propagating in a second direction different from the first direction, and
wherein the first shear wave is a synthesis of the first sub-shear wave and the second sub-shear wave.

US Pat. No. 10,768,283

ENHANCED DISTANCE DATA ACQUISITION

ams Sensors Singapore Pte...

1. A distance acquisition method comprising:initializing an optical ranging system, the optical ranging system including a plurality of pixels operable to covert incident light to electrical charges;
directing incident light to the plurality of pixels;
collecting electrical charges with the plurality of pixels over an integration time, each pixel collecting electrical charges with an amplification and a sensitivity;
correlating the electrical charges collected in each pixel to an exposure value for each pixel, the exposure value corresponding to an adequately exposed pixel, an over-exposed pixel, or an under-exposed pixel;
identifying each exposure value for each pixel as being a valid exposure value or an invalid exposure value, wherein a valid exposure value corresponds to an adequately exposed pixel and an invalid exposure value corresponds to an over-exposed pixel or an under-exposed pixel;
totaling the number of pixels with valid exposure values;
totaling the number of pixels with invalid exposure values;
determining an exposure ratio, the ratio being the number of pixels with valid exposure values divided by the number of pixels with invalid exposure values;
totaling the number of over-exposed pixels;
totaling the number of under-exposed pixels;
determining an invalid exposure ratio, the invalid exposure ratio being the number of over-exposed pixels divided by the number of under-exposed pixels; and
determining an average valid exposure value, the average valid exposure value being the average of the valid exposure values.

US Pat. No. 10,768,272

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING VEHICLE POSITION BASED UPON LIGHT-BASED COMMUNICATION USING SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO OR RECEIVED SIGNAL STRENGTH INDICATOR

OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc., Wil...

1. A first light based communication (LBC) system for determining vehicle position, the system comprising:a transmitter array of light emitting diodes (LEDs);
a receiver array of photodiodes; and
a controller coupled to the transmitter array of LEDS and to the receiver array of photodiodes, the controller including a processor configured to:
determine a relative distance between a first vehicle and a second vehicle based on a first signal parameter of a first digital message received at the receiver array of photodiodes; and
use trilateration to determine the relative distance between the first vehicle and the second vehicle based on the first signal parameter and a second signal parameter of a second digital message received at the receiver array of photodiodes.

US Pat. No. 10,768,267

POSITION ESTIMATING APPARATUS, POSITION ESTIMATING METHOD, AND TERMINAL APPARATUS

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. An electronic apparatus for estimating a position of a target apparatus external to the electronic apparatus, the electronic apparatus comprising:receiver circuitry configured to receive a radio wave sent from the target apparatus, the radio wave including radio information available for estimating the position of the target apparatus; and
controller circuitry configured to:
estimate first position information of the target apparatus based on a captured image of the target apparatus; and
estimate second position information of the target apparatus based on the radio wave,
wherein the controller circuitry is configured to learn, based on the radio wave, a radio parameter related to the radio information and available for estimating the position of the target apparatus to estimate the second position information of the target apparatus by using the first position information; and
wherein the controller circuitry is configured to obtain a degree of reliance of the first position information on the basis of the captured image.

US Pat. No. 10,768,264

DETERMINATION OF A GROUND RECEIVER POSITION

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

1. A ground receiver operable to determine a geographical location of the ground receiver, the ground receiver having computer circuitry configured to:receive a plurality of radio frequency (RF) signals from a plurality of RF signal carriers at the ground receiver, wherein the plurality of RF signal carriers include at least one non-dedicated satellite, wherein the at least one non-dedicated satellite is a non-global positioning system (non-GPS) satellite;
measure a Doppler shift associated with each of the plurality of RF signals at the ground receiver, wherein the computer circuitry is further configured to:
measure frequencies for each of a plurality of non-spread spectrum RF signals;
compare the frequencies to known frequencies associated with the plurality of non-spread spectrum RF signals;
calculate a difference between the frequencies that are measured and the known frequencies in order to calculate the Doppler shift for each of the non-spread spectrum RF signals; and
determine the geographical location of the ground receiver in X, Y and Z coordinates based in part on the Doppler shift associated with each of the plurality of RF signals.

US Pat. No. 10,768,259

CEREBROVASCULAR SEGMENTATION FROM MRA IMAGES

ZAYED UNIVERSITY, Dubai ...

1. A method of processing a cerebrovascular medical image, the method comprising:receiving a magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) image associated with a cerebrovascular tissue comprising blood vessels and brain tissues other than blood vessels;
segmenting the MRA image using a prior appearance model for generating first prior appearance features representing a first-order prior appearance model and second appearance features representing a second-order prior appearance model of the cerebrovascular tissue, wherein the current appearance model comprises a 3D Markov-Gibbs Random Field (MGRF) having a 2D rotational and translational symmetry such that the MGRF model is 2D rotation and translation invariant;
segmenting the MRA image using a current appearance model for generating current appearance features distinguishing the blood vessels from the other brain tissues;
adjusting the MRA image using the first and second prior appearance features and the current appearance futures; and
generating an enhanced MRA image based on said adjustment.

US Pat. No. 10,768,252

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR SAMPLING K-SPACE DATA IN MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY,...

1. A method for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), comprising:applying a phase encoding gradient corresponding to a phase encoding line in a circular Cartesian k-space, wherein an amplitude and a duration of the phase encoding gradient vary with a position of the phase encoding line in the circular Cartesian k-space; and
acquiring k-space data along the phase encoding line in the circular Cartesian k-space by applying a frequency encoding gradient, wherein a duration of the acquiring k-space data varies with the position of the phase encoding line in the k-space.

US Pat. No. 10,768,247

SYSTEM, APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ACHIEVING SCANNING SAFETY FOR A MAGNETIC RESONANCE CONDITIONALLY SAFE IMPLANT

Siemens Healthcare GmbH, ...

1. A system for achieving scanning safety for a magnetic resonance (MR) conditionally safe implant, said system comprising:an MR scanner comprising a radio-frequency (RF) power amplifier and an RF sensor that generates an RF power signal representing RF power emitted by said RF power amplifier, and a gradient power amplifier and a gradient power sensor that emits a gradient power sensor signal representing gradient power emitted by said gradient amplifier;
a fixed parameter option (FPO) processor configured to operate the MR scanner in an FPO mode in order to comply with requirements for safely scanning a subject having a conditionally safe implant therein;
said FPO processor comprising an interface that receives said RF power signal and said gradient power signal, said FPO processor being configured to convert said RF power signal into an RF power parameter and to convert said gradient power signal into a gradient power parameter;
said FPO processor being configured to determine when at least one of said RF power parameter exceeds an RF power limit value or said gradient power parameter exceeds a gradient power limit value;
said FPO processor being configured, when said RF power parameter exceeds said RF power limit value, to emit a shutdown signal that causes operation of said RF power amplifier to be discontinued; and
said FPO processor being configured, when said gradient power parameter exceeds said gradient power limit value, to emit a shutdown signal that causes operation of said gradient power amplifier to be discontinued.

US Pat. No. 10,768,244

POWER LOSS PROTECTION INTEGRATED CIRCUIT WITH AUTONOMOUS CAPACITOR HEALTH CHECK

Active-Semi, Inc., Torto...

1. An integrated circuit comprising:an input voltage terminal (VIN);
an output voltage terminal (VOUT);
a current switch circuit;
a storage capacitor terminal (STR);
a switch terminal (SW);
a feedback terminal (FB);
a buck/boost controller coupled to the switch terminal SW and to the feedback terminal FB; and
an autonomous capacitor health check circuit adapted to perform a capacitor health check operation, the capacitor health check operation comprising:
sinking a first current from the storage capacitor terminal STR during a first predetermined time duration; and
sinking a second current during a second predetermined time duration.

US Pat. No. 10,768,243

METHOD AND DETECTION DEVICE FOR DETECTING A HIGH-IMPEDANCE GROUND FAULT IN AN ELECTRICAL ENERGY SUPPLY NETWORK WITH A GROUNDED NEUTRAL POINT

Siemens Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A method for detecting a high-impedance fault having a presence of a fault current in a three-phase electrical energy supply network with a grounded neutral point, which comprises the steps of:feeding a test signal, via a detection device, into the three-phase electrical energy supply network, the test signal having a frequency differing from a network frequency of the three-phase electrical energy supply network, the test signal being a three-phase test signal injected into phase conductors of the three-phase electrical energy supply network;
generating a measuring signal indicating a residual voltage, the residual voltage is vector sum of the voltages to ground of the several phrase wires of an electrical supply circuit, of the test signal induced in three-phases of the three-phase electrical energy supply network via the detection device;
comparing the residual voltage with a threshold value using a testing device of the detection device; and
detecting a presence of the high-impedance fault if the residual voltage exceeds the threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,768,229

GLITCH DETECTION OF A DC VOLTAGE

STMICROELECTRONICS (ROUSS...

1. A circuit for detecting a glitch in power supply, the circuit comprising:a detection circuit configured to detect the glitch in a DC supply voltage of the power supply when a magnitude in the glitch in a DC supply voltage of the power supply exceeds a detection threshold, wherein the detection threshold is a function of the DC supply voltage, wherein the detection circuit comprises a control circuit configured for providing a current proportional to a filtered voltage obtained by low-pass filtering of the DC supply voltage; and
a current mirror circuit coupled to and distinct from the control circuit, the current mirror circuit having an output configured for providing a logic signal indicative of a detected glitch.

US Pat. No. 10,768,225

PROBE PLACEMENT FOR LASER PROBING SYSTEM

Advanced Micro Devices, I...

1. A control system for placement of an optic probe by a laser probing system, comprising:a receiver circuit having an input for receiving reflected light produced from the optic probe, a control input for receiving a trigger signal, and an output for providing a laser probe (LP) waveform of said reflected light in response to an activation of said trigger signal; and
a combinational logic analysis (CLA) processor having an output for providing a CLA waveform in response to simulating an optical response at a target location on a surface of a cell of a device under test to a test pattern; and
a test controller having a first input for receiving said CLA waveform, a second input for receiving said LP waveform, a first output for providing said trigger signal, a second output for providing said test pattern, and a third output for providing a position signal, wherein said test controller updates said position signal to move the optic probe closer to said target location according to a degree of fit between said LP waveform and said CLA waveform.

US Pat. No. 10,768,224

HIGH FREQUENCY LOCK-IN THERMOGRAPHY USING SINGLE PHOTON DETECTORS

FEI Company, Hillsboro, ...

1. A method comprising:applying an electrical test signal to a device under test, wherein the electrical test signal comprises a plurality of periods;
detecting individual photons emitted from the device under test in response to the application of the electrical test signal, wherein the detected individual photons comprise thermal photons;
for at least some of the detected individual thermal photons, determining time differences between times the individual thermal photons are detected and a time associated with at least one period of the electrical test signal; and
generating an image based on the time differences between times the individual thermal photons are detected and the time associated with at least one period of the electrical test signal.

US Pat. No. 10,768,221

TEST EQUIPMENT, METHOD FOR OPERATING A TEST EQUIPMENT AND COMPUTER PROGRAM

ADVANTEST CORPORATION, T...

1. A test equipment, comprising:a signal input/signal output unit configured to receive and/or transmit electrical signals for testing a device under test (DUT);
a user-site calibration unit operable to determine a user-site compensation function comprising a compensation magnitude function and a compensation Hilbert phase function, wherein the user-site calibration unit comprises:
a level meter configured to measure a magnitude characteristic of an electrical signal of the electrical signals to generate a measured magnitude characteristic, wherein the magnitude characteristic is a basis for determination of the compensation Hilbert phase function; and
a calculator configured to determine a Hilbert phase characteristic of the electrical signal based on a Hilbert transformation of a function dependent on the measured magnitude characteristic and configured to determine the compensation Hilbert phase function based on the Hilbert phase characteristic, wherein the function dependent on the magnitude characteristic is the compensation magnitude function; and
a signal processor operable to apply the user-site compensation function to an electrical signal associated with the signal input/signal output unit to perform gain and phase related compensation thereto when testing the DUT.

US Pat. No. 10,768,220

REFRIGERATION SYSTEM, FAILURE DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM THEREOF, FAILURE DIAGNOSTIC METHOD, CONTROLLER AND STORAGE MEDIUM

CARRIER CORPORATION, Pal...

1. A fault diagnosis method for a refrigeration system, comprising:Step S100, receiving a fault alarm sent by an associated refrigeration system, and acquiring a fault cause list associated with the fault alarm;
Step S200, determining whether to run a fault diagnosis system associated with the fault alarm; and
Step S300, when the fault diagnosis system associated with the fault alarm is run, checking the associated refrigeration system sequentially according to the fault cause list, and acquiring a fault cause and a repair means list associated with the fault cause.

US Pat. No. 10,768,219

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FLEXURE TESTING OF ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS

DISH Network L.L.C., Eng...

1. A method of operational integrity testing a plurality of electronic components comprising:placing a plurality of electronic components at respective, selected locations on a printed circuit board, each of the electronic components being spaced from each other;
placing the printed circuit board in a flexure test fixture;
pressing a plunger into the printed circuit board, the plunger having a surface area approximately equal to the surface area of the printed circuit board and contacting the printed circuit board at multiple locations, the plunger further including a single arcuate face surface and a stop member;
continuing to press the plunger into the printed circuit board to cause the printed circuit board to flex until the printed circuit board reaches a selected bent position and the stop member halts further movement of the plunger; and
testing the operational integrity of the electric components after the plunger has moved a selected distance, wherein if the electric components are fully electrically functional after the plunger has moved the selected distance, then the electric components are determined to have passed the test.

US Pat. No. 10,768,218

MISMATCH DETECTION USING REPLICA CIRCUIT

pSemi Corporation, San D...

21. A circuital arrangement, comprising:a sensing circuit;
a first radio frequency (RF) path coupled, through one or more sensing points of the first RF path, to the sensing circuit, the first RF path comprising a first active circuit; and
a second RF path coupled through one or more sensing points of the second RF path to the sensing circuit, the second RF path comprising a second active circuit that is a reduced size replica of the first active circuit,
wherein the sensing circuit is adapted to sense a difference between one or more operating characteristics of the first RF path, sensed at the one or more sensing points of the first RF path, and one or more reference operating characteristics of the second RF path, sensed at the one or more sensing points of the second RF path,
wherein the circuital arrangement is monolithically integrated in an integrated circuit either partially or in its entirety, according to a CMOS process comprising one of: a) a silicon-on-insulator (SOI) process, b) a silicon-on-sapphire process (SOS), and c) a bulk-silicon process, and
wherein the second active circuit is physically placed away from the first active circuit so as to exclude effect of a temperature of the first active circuit over the second active circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,768,215

METHOD OF MEASURING THE AM/PM CONVERSION OF A DEVICE UNDER TEST

1. A method of measuring the AM/PM conversion of a device under test having a local oscillator, with the following steps:providing a device under test with an embedded local oscillator,
connecting a signal source to an input of said device under test,
connecting a receiver to an output of said device under test,
providing an input signal by said signal source, said input signal having an initial power level, said input signal being input to said device under test,
changing the power level of said input signal, and
measuring an output signal of said device under test at different power levels of said input signal, wherein the power level of a certain measurement is lower than the power level of a previous measurement and lower than the power level of a subsequent measurement.

US Pat. No. 10,768,213

SOFTWARE-DEFINED RADIOMETER

United States of America ...

1. A radiometer for receiving and processing RF signals of the same frequency but with different polarizations, comprising:a plurality of RF signal paths, each RF signal path configured to receive and process RF signals from an external source, each of the RF signals having a particular polarization;
an input bandpass filter in each RF signal path for filtering the received RF signal having the particular polarization and outputting a filtered received RF signal, wherein the input bandpass filter has a predetermined bandwidth and center frequency;
a signal splitting device in each RF signal path for splitting the filtered received RF signal into a plurality of identical RF signals;
a filter bank of bandpass filters in each RF signal path wherein each bandpass filter of the filter bank has the same bandwidth but different center frequencies and wherein each of the identical RF signals is filtered by a corresponding bandpass filter of the filter bank so as to provide a plurality of uniquely filtered RF signals having the particular polarization;
an electronically controlled switch in each RF signal path which includes a plurality of RF signal inputs, a RF signal output and a control signal input for receiving a control signal that determines which of the RF signal inputs is coupled to the RF signal output, each RF signal input receiving a corresponding uniquely filtered RF signal provided by the filter bank, wherein the electronically controlled switch couples one of the uniquely filtered RF signals to the RF signal output upon receiving the control signal;
programmable frequency conversion circuitry for converting the uniquely filtered RF signal outputted by the electronically controlled switch in each RF signal path into intermediate frequency representations having predetermined intermediate frequencies;
signal conversion circuitry for converting the intermediate frequency representations into digital signals; and
a signal processor to process the digital signals to extract desired information from the digital signals.

US Pat. No. 10,768,210

ELECTRICAL SHOCK DETECTION DEVICE AND METHODS

Marine Co. Systems, LLC, ...

1. A shock detection device comprising:a plurality of probes for at least partially disposing in a fluid medium; and
a control unit comprising:
at least one analog-to-digital signal converter in electrical communication with at least one of said plurality of probes;
at least one audio-visual alarm; and
a processor operably coupled to said at least one converter and to said at least one audio-visual alarm,
wherein said processor is operable to measure an electrical potential difference between two of said plurality of probes, to analyze a plurality of said measurements to detect the presence of a predetermined frequency by calculating at least one frequency-dependent characteristic of said plurality of measurements and comparing the at least one calculated frequency-dependent characteristic to at least one known frequency-dependent characteristic associated with said predetermined frequency, and to transmit an alert signal to said at least one audio-visual alarm upon detecting said predetermined frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,768,207

ELECTRICAL CONNECTION DEVICE

Kabushiki Kaisha Nihon Mi...

1. An electrical connection device comprising:a probe head including a guide hole, in which a shape perpendicular to an extending direction of the guide hole is a shape formed by round-chamfering corner portions of a polygonal shape; and
a probe held by the probe head in a state of penetrating the guide hole,
wherein notches which go along an axial direction of the probe are formed on angle regions of the probe, the angle regions facing the corner portions of the guide hole.

US Pat. No. 10,768,198

ACCELERATION SENSOR AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. An acceleration sensor comprising:three mutually orthogonal axes being defined as an X-axis, a Y-axis, and a Z-axis;
a base substrate made of glass, the base substrate having first and second surfaces opposite to each other along the Z-axis, the base substrate including:
a recess in the first surface;
first and second fixed electrodes arranged on the first surface along the X-axis; and
a conductor disposed on a bottom of the recess;
a sensor member, the sensor member being configured with:
a first member facing the first fixed electrode via a first gap along the Z-axis;
a second member facing the second fixed electrode via a second gap along the Z-axis, the second member having a larger mass than the first member; and
a swing axis that extends along the Y-axis, the swing axis being located between the first member and the second member, the sensor member being swingable with respect to the swing axis,
wherein an edge portion of the second member overlaps with the conductor in a plan view along the Z-axis, and the edge portion is located at an opposite side of the second member with respect to the swing axis in a direction along the X-axis,
the edge portion has:
first, second, and third sides in the plan view;
the first side extends along the Y-axis;
the second and third sides extend along the X-axis;
the second side is connected to one end of the first side; and
the third side is connected to the other end, which is opposite to the one end, of the first side,
the conductor has:
first, second, and third ends in the plan view, the first, second, and third ends are located at positions corresponding to the first, second, and third sides of the edge portion, respectively, in the plan view;
the first end is located outwardly away from the first side of the edge portion along the X-axis in the plan view;
the second end is located outwardly away from the second side of the edge portion along the Y-axis in the plan view; and
the third end is located outwardly away from the third side of the edge portion along the Y-axis in the plan view,
the sensor member is made of a silicon material, and
wherein a first distance along the Z-axis between the sensor member and the first surface of the base substrate is smaller than a second distance along the Z-axis between the sensor member and a top surface of the conductor disposed on the bottom of the recess.

US Pat. No. 10,768,197

ACCELEROMETER

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

1. An accelerometer device comprising:a former;
an optical fiber wound around the former, the winding of optical fiber having a sensing portion having a first side and a second side opposite the first side, the second side being separated from the former by a gap; and
a movable element disposed adjacent to the sensing portion of the optical fiber, the movable element being translatable so as to urge against the first side of the sensing portion of the optical fiber in order to vary a length of the optical fiber, the variation in the length of the optical fiber caused by the movable element being indicative of an acceleration in a direction of desired sensitivity, wherein the movable element is external to the winding of the optical fiber.

US Pat. No. 10,768,194

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SPEED ESTIMATION, DETECTION AND RANGING USING VISIBLE LIGHT IN VEHICLES

THE BOARD OF REGENTS FOR ...

1. An apparatus for determining the speed of a vehicle, comprising,(a) a photodetector, said photodetector at least for emitting a signal representative of a light power received thereby;
(b) a CPU in electronic communication with said photodetector, said CPU at least for reading a signal from said photodetector;
(c) a display device in electronic communication with said CPU;
(d) computer memory in communication with said CPU, said computer memory containing a plurality of commands for executing at least the following steps
(1) determining values for K, ?, and d, where,
K is a constant value that represents a minimum path loss at a reference distance,
? is a constant that represents a light power's rate of change as a function of distance, and,
d is a constant that represents a distance between the vehicle's line of motion and a position of the photodetector;
(2) reading said photodetector, thereby acquiring a Pr(t) value, where Pr(t) is a power level received from the vehicle at a time t;
(3) performing step (2) a plurality of times, thereby acquiring a plurality of different Pr(t) values at a plurality of different time values;
(4) using at least said determined values for K, ?, and d, and said plurality of Pr(t) values to obtain an estimate of said speed of said vehicle by solving the equation:

for V and R0, where
V is an estimate of said speed of said vehicle, and,
R0 is an initial range between the vehicle and said photodetector; and
(5) displaying said speed estimate to a user using said display device.

US Pat. No. 10,768,188

DIAGNOSTIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MONITORING OPERATION OF A TECHNICAL SYSTEM

Siemens Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A diagnostic device for monitoring operation of a technical system with an automation system, comprising:a data storage unit in which at least one data record having values of process variables and which identifies the operation of the technical system is storable; and
an evaluation device via which, based on the at least one data record and at least one predetermined self-organizing map, a diagnostic statement about the operation of the technical system is at least one of (i) determinable and (ii) displayed;
wherein the evaluation device is configured to analyze automatically, during operation of the technical system, a program for controlling the sequence via repeatedly run step sequences to determine whether at least one part of the process variables is relevant to the diagnosis, the data record being an n-tuple with a plurality n of coordinates.

US Pat. No. 10,767,962

DIGITAL TURRET BALLISTIC AIMING SYSTEM

Sig Sauer, Inc., Newingt...

1. An optical sighting system comprising:a riflescope having a main optical axis extending from an ocular end to an objective end of the riflescope, the main optical axis being configured to be fixedly aligned with a bore line of a shooting device, and an electronic aim-adjustment indicator structured to provide a notification signal to a user, the electronic aim-adjustment indicator comprising a visual element in a reticle of the riflescope, the visual element in the reticle comprising first aim-adjustment indicia on a vertical crosshair of the reticle and second aim-adjustment indicia on a horizontal crosshair of the reticle, in which the first aim-adjustment indicia on the vertical crosshair numerically indicates a number of clicks of an elevation adjustment dial of the riflescope to implement a vertical component of the aiming adjustment, each click corresponding to a preset amount of rotative displacement of the elevation adjustment dial, and in which the first aim-adjustment indicia on the vertical crosshair also includes an indicator of a rotative direction to turn the elevation adjustment dial of the riflescope to implement the vertical component of the aiming adjustment; and
an electronic ballistics calculator running on an electronic device external to the riflescope, the electronic device configured to transmit a ballistics solution signal corresponding to a ballistics solution of a projectile to be fired from the shooting device toward a target, the riflescope configured to receive the ballistics solution signal and to activate the electronic aim-adjustment indicator to provide the notification signal, the notification signal configured to convey a magnitude and a direction of an aiming adjustment corresponding to the ballistics solution signal.

US Pat. No. 10,767,893

EMBEDDED HEAT EXCHANGER WITH SUPPORT MECHANISM

1. A portable system, comprising:a first shipping bracket that operatively connects an inlet pipe of a thermal transfer unit and an outlet pipe of the thermal transfer unit to a mechanical terminal unit, duct or the thermal transfer unit;
a second shipping bracket that operatively connects the inlet pipe of the thermal transfer unit and the outlet pipe of the thermal transfer unit to the mechanical terminal unit, the duct or the thermal transfer unit; and
a control valve located between the first shipping bracket and the second shipping bracket,
wherein the first shipping bracket comprises a first opening that structurally supports the inlet pipe and a second opening that structurally supports the outlet pipe, wherein first shipping bracket and the second shipping bracket support the inlet pipe and the outlet pipe during movement and operation of the portable system, and wherein the first opening and the second opening of the first shipping bracket are associated with a rubber grommet that isolates the inlet pipe and the outlet pipe from the first shipping bracket.

US Pat. No. 10,767,866

MICROMIXER FOR USE WITH LIQUID FUEL

General Electric Company,...

1. A micromixer of a gas turbine, the micromixer comprising:a plurality of tubes each having an inlet and an outlet for receiving a flow and dispersing the flow to a combustor;
wherein the combustor comprises a plurality of fuel nozzles positioned at a head end, at least one of the plurality of fuel nozzles includes the micromixer, and
at least some of the plurality of tubes having a liquid fuel injector, the liquid fuel injector projecting into at least one of the plurality of tubes, the liquid fuel injector having a ramped upstream surface and two converging side surfaces, the ramped upstream surface compressing the flow passing thereover, and a top surface of the liquid fuel injector comprises a liquid fuel outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,767,865

SWIRL STABILIZED VAPORIZER COMBUSTOR

Rolls-Royce North America...

1. A combustor for a gas turbine engine, comprising:a combustor wall including an upstream wall portion interconnected between an inner wall structure and an outer wall structure to define a combustion chamber, the combustion chamber defined about a longitudinal centerline of the combustor;
a vaporizer tube having a first end opening and a second end opening;
a fuel injector extending through the first end opening along a portion of the vaporizer tube, the fuel injector having an outer cross-sectional area sized smaller than an inner cross-sectional area of the first end opening and the vaporizer tube to define a compressed air passageway into the vaporizer tube;
a swirler coupled to the upstream wall portion, wherein the swirler comprises an axial swirler; and
a heat shield surrounded by the swirler;
wherein the vaporizer tube is coupled to a port formed in the upstream wall portion outside the swirler and is extended within the combustion chamber, and the vaporizer tube is shaped to place the second end opening over the heat shield, wherein the second end opening faces the heat shield such that a fuel-air mixture exiting the second end opening impinges against the heat shield, and the swirler comprises a plurality of swirler vanes arranged in the swirler to create toroidal recirculation air that mixes with the impinging fuel-air mixture between the second end opening and the heat shield,
wherein the swirler, the heat shield, and the second end opening are co-axially aligned with the longitudinal center line of the combustor.

US Pat. No. 10,767,864

TURBINE COOLED COOLING AIR BY TUBULAR ARRANGEMENT

ROLLS-ROYCE PLC, (GB) RO...

1. A gas turbine engine comprising:a combustor having an inner wall and an outer wall defining a combustion chamber there between, the inner wall and the outer wall each having at least one opening into the combustion chamber;
at least one mobile conduit passing through the combustion chamber from the at least one opening in the outer wall to the at least one opening in the inner wall, a cooling fluid being flowable from the at least one opening in the outer wall through the at least one mobile conduit to the at least one opening in the inner wall; and
a first joint and a second joint fluidly connecting the at least one mobile conduit with the at least one opening in the inner wall and the at least one opening in the outer wall, respectively the first joint and the second joint enabling multiple degrees of freedom of the at least one mobile conduit within the combustion chamber;
wherein the at least one mobile conduit is solid along a length of the at least one mobile conduit from the first opening to the second opening.

US Pat. No. 10,767,863

COMBUSTOR TILE WITH MONOLITHIC INSERTS

Rolls-Royce North America...

1. A combustor for a gas turbine engine, the combustor comprising:an annular shroud comprising metal, the annular shroud defining an inward surface and including a first support hole and a second support hole therethough;
a liner the made of ceramic matrix composite material, the liner tile having a first section and a protruding section protruding from the first section, an outer surface of the liner tile spaced from the inward surface along the first section and contacting the inward surface in the protruding section, the liner tile is one of a plurality of liner tiles forming an annular liner to shield hot combustion gases produced in the combustor, the liner tile disposed adjacent the annular shroud;
a first connecting member comprising ceramic material and having a first base element and a first stem, the first base element embedded in, and entirely surrounded by, the ceramic matrix composite material within the protruding section of the liner tile during construction of the liner tile to form an integrated structure with the liner tile and the first connecting member, a distal end of the first stem configured to pass through the first support hole of an annular shroud;
a second connecting member comprising the ceramic material and having a second base element and a second stem, the second base element embedded in, and entirely surrounded by, the ceramic matrix composite material of the liner tile, the first connecting member and the second connecting member, a distal end of the second stem configured to pass through the second support hole of the annular shroud; and
a retaining member configured to mate with the distal end of the first stem to retain the liner tile adjacent the annular shroud,
wherein the first and second support holes are shaped to permit lateral movement of the first and second stems of the first and second stems in use to limit structural stresses caused by thermal expansion of the annular shroud and the liner tile caused by the hot combustion gases, and
wherein in a respective cross-sectional plane the first and second support hole each have a short axis and a long axis, the long axis of the first support hole oriented differently than the long axis of the second support hole to permit movement of the first and second stems radially and axially relative to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,767,859

WELLHEAD GAS HEATER

Adler Hot Oil Service, LL...

1. A superheater truck, comprising:a shell;
a heat source within the shell, wherein the heat source comprises at least one inlet vent and at least one outlet vent;
a heat exchanger within the shell and configured to exchange heat between heat received from the heat source and a fluid within the heat exchanger; and
at least two flame arrestors, wherein a first one of the at least two flame arrestors is at the inlet vent, wherein a second one of the at least two flame arrestors is at the outlet vent, and wherein each of the at least two flame arrestors comprises:
a plurality of parallel rows of fins; and
a plurality of corrugated fins disposed between the parallel rows of fins.

US Pat. No. 10,767,857

GAS BURNER

Whirlpool Corporation, B...

15. A burner unit, comprising:first and second burner assemblies supplied with a gas mixture via first and second valves, respectively, wherein the first and second valves are selectively operable between open and closed positions, and further wherein the first and second burner assemblies define a first set of burner assemblies, wherein the first and second burner assemblies include first and second flame crowns that are circular flame crowns that are concentric with one another, and further wherein the second flame crown is disposed around and spaced-apart from the first flame crown;
a first valve control assembly controlling the first and second valves between open and closed positions;
third and fourth burner assemblies supplied with a gas mixture via third and fourth valves, respectively, wherein the third and fourth valves are selectively operable between open and closed positions independent of the first and second valves, and further wherein the third and fourth burner assemblies define a second set of burner assemblies surrounding the first set of burner assemblies; and
a second valve control assembly controlling the third and fourth valves between open and closed positions, wherein the first and second valve control assemblies are separate assemblies that cooperate to simultaneously provide a gas mixture to the first, second, third and fourth burner assemblies in respective high power settings of the first and second valve control assemblies.

US Pat. No. 10,767,856

DOUBLE FLAME CROWN GAS BURNER

1. A gas burner apparatus comprising:a body adapted to be disposed under a cooktop;
a supply unit affixed to said body;
a central flame crown;
a peripheral flame crown, each of said central flame crown and said peripheral flame crown having a vertical axis aligned with an axis of the gas burner apparatus, the supply unit comprising:
at least one gas supply duct;
a first injector and a second injector and a third injector connected to said at least one gas supply duct;
a first Venturi tube and a second Venturi tube and a third Venturi tube respectively cooperative with said first injector, said second injector and said third injector, said first injector and said second injector and said third injector and said first Venturi tube and said second Venturi tube and said third Venturi tube having parallel horizontal axes; and
a plurality of brackets fixing said first Venturi tube and said second Venturi tube and said third Venturi tube and said supply unit to said body, said body comprising:
a central chamber communicating with said first Venturi tube, said central chamber adapted to supply fuel to said central flame crown; and
a pair of peripheral chambers respectively communicating with each of said second Venturi tube and said third Venturi tube and with an upper peripheral chamber of a toroidal shape, the upper peripheral chamber extending peripherally relative to said pair of peripheral chambers and disposed under said peripheral flame crown; and
a single-piece lid mounted on said body and adapted to be mounted onto the cooktop, said single-piece lid having first holes that define said central flame crown and second holes that define said peripheral flame crown and an intermediate portion, the intermediate portion adapted to block a flow of secondary air from outside of said peripheral flame crown when said peripheral flame crown is in operation, wherein when both said central flame crown and said peripheral flame crown operate, a flame of said peripheral flame crown generates a barrier so as to block a flow of the secondary air to said central flame crown such that said central flame crown operates only with primary air delivered by said first Venturi tube, said lid comprising:
a central truncated-conical portion having a lateral wall on which the first holes are formed; and
a peripheral tapered portion having an outer diameter on which the second holes are formed, the intermediate portion of said lid having a planar toroidal shape, the intermediate portion disposed between said central truncated-conical portion and said peripheral tapered portion.

US Pat. No. 10,767,855

METHOD AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMBUSTION OF AMMONIA

Siemens Aktiengesellschaf...

7. A system for combustion of ammonia, comprising:a first combustion chamber;
a first controller that introduces ammonia and hydrogen into said first combustion chamber in controlled proportions, along with an oxygen-containing gas, so that combustion of the ammonia and the hydrogen takes place in the first combustion chamber and produces exhaust gases including nitrogen oxides, among other combustion products;
a sensor that measures a nitrogen oxide content of tho combustion products of the first combustion chamber;
a second combustion chamber;
a second controller that introduces the nitrogen oxides into said second combustion chamber, along with further ammonia and further hydrogen in further controlled proportions, along with further oxygen-containing gas, so that combustion of the nitrogen oxides in said second combustion chamber produces nitrogen and water;
said second controller being in communication with said sensor and being configured to control the further controlled proportions of said further ammonia, said further hydrogen and said further oxygen-containing gas dependent on the nitrogen oxide content of the combustion products of the first combustion chamber so that an excess of said further ammonia is introduced into said second combustion chamber over an amount required to react with said further hydrogen introduced into said second combustion chamber, so that combustion of the nitrogen oxides produces only nitrogen and water; and
a recirculation line that recirculates a portion of discharge gases from said second combustion chamber back into said first combustion chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,767,854

FLAMELESS STEAM BOILER

Zhejiang Liju Boiler Co.,...

1. A boiler comprising a housing, the housing having:an upper chamber and a lower chamber, the upper chamber and lower chamber being on the opposite ends of the housing and being substantially parallel to each other;
a tube group arranged between the upper chamber and the lower chamber, the tube group comprising tubes fillable with liquid; and
a gas structure arranged on a side of the tube group, wherein the gas structure comprises:
a burner arranged facing tube group; and
a gas inlet connected to burner, the gas inlet being configured to supply gases to the burner; and, wherein
the upper and lower chambers have a dish-like shape having a flat side and a bulged side, wherein the tubes in the tube group are connected to the flat sides of the upper and lower chambers; and
the tubes in the tube group are arranged in parallel to each other between the upper and lower chambers, wherein
the tubes in the tube group are arranged between the upper and lower chambers to form concentric rings including a first concentric ring having a first center and second concentric ring having a second center, wherein the first center and second center are separate and distinct.

US Pat. No. 10,767,851

SPARKLING VIEWING EFFECT WITH CAVITY AND LIGHT EFFECT MATERIAL

1. An article of manufacture, comprising:a body configured with a chamber;
a first electronic assembly configured so as to be movable within the chamber, said first electronic assembly comprising a first battery which powers a first one or more light emitting diodes (“LEDs”) and a first electronics; and
a light effect material with a plurality of dispersive elements configured about the chamber so that light emitted from the first one or more LEDs is dispersed by the plurality of dispersive elements so as to create a light material viewing effect;
wherein the chamber is configured with a transparent space created between the light effect material and the first one or more LEDs;
wherein the light material viewing effect is created for a viewer viewing light emitted from a given LED through a first viewing path that begins with the given LED, then goes through the transparent space, then goes through the light effect material, then goes to the viewer;
wherein a non-light material viewing effect is created for the viewer viewing light emitted from the given LED through a second viewing path in which the light effect material has been removed and the second viewing path begins with the given LED, then goes through the transparent space, then goes to the viewer;
wherein the viewer perceives the light material viewing effect to extend over a wider area than the non-light material viewing effect when the first viewing path and the second viewing path have an identical preselected distance; and
wherein the light material viewing effect is varied as the first electronic assembly moves within the chamber so as to create a sparkling viewing effect in which the light material viewing effect attributable to the given LED is seen to move about the light effect material as the first electronic assembly moves within the chamber when said given LED is emitting light.

US Pat. No. 10,767,848

EXTRUDED HEAT SINK

1. A heat sink comprising,an extruded body, said extruded body having an axis defining a direction of extrusion;
said extruded body further having an interior surface and an exterior surface;
fins on the exterior surface, said fins being aligned parallel to said axis;
an interior cavity formed within said extruded body and defining said interior surface;
a mounting surface on said interior surface;
end apertures in planes perpendicular to said axis, formed from extrusion and revealing said interior cavity;
an aperture cut into said exterior surface, revealing said mounting surface, said aperture being opposite to said mounting surface;
a first subset of said fins comprising side fins at oblique angles relative to a perpendicular to said axis;
a second subset of said fins comprising back fins being at right angles relative to the perpendicular to said axis;
and
said fins having a plurality of cross cuts.

US Pat. No. 10,767,844

PLV LAMP

ZHEJIANG SETEC LIGHTING C...

1. A PLV lamp, comprising a lamp cup, a lamp body, and a lamp cap, wherein,the lamp cup is rotationally connected to the lamp body through two movable shafts, and the lamp body is stretchable and matched with the lamp cap;
a gap is formed between the two movable shafts, and the two movable shafts are arranged at a bottom of the lamp cup; and
the lamp body is provided with a movable shaft base to be matched with the gap, and the two movable shafts are connected to the movable shaft base.

US Pat. No. 10,767,843

ANTIMICROBIAL LIGHT SOURCE ARRAY SYSTEM

Hubbell Incorporated, Sh...

1. A lighting system, comprising:a first light source configured to emit visible light;
a second light source configured to emit UV light;
one or more first sensors configured to detect occupancy within an area;
one or more second sensors configured to detect microbe presence within the area; and
a control circuit configured to control the first light source and the second light source based at least in part on a first signal received from the one or more first sensors and a second signal received from the one or more second sensors.

US Pat. No. 10,767,841

LIGHTING SYSTEM

ARTEMIDE S.p.A., (IT)

1. A lighting system comprising:a plurality of lighting units and at least one joint which joins two or more units; the joint comprising a central support extending along a first rotation axis (R1) and two or more arms which extend radially from the support and are hinged in a rotary manner to the support to rotate with respect to the support about the first rotation axis (R1);
wherein each arm is hinged in a rotary manner about a second rotation axis (R2), orthogonal to the first rotation axis (R1), to a connection head fixed to a lighting unit;
wherein the support comprises a cap coupled to a flange of the support above the two or more arms extending radially from the support, the cap substantially comprising an inverted cup shape and being provided with at least one entry opening passing through an upper wall for the passage of one or more cables; and
wherein the joint comprises internal passages, formed inside the cap and each arm, between the entry opening and respective exit openings formed on respective connection heads, so as to house, inside the joint, one or more cables.

US Pat. No. 10,767,840

FOCUSED LED HEADLAMP WITH IRIS ASSEMBLY

RIVERPOINT MEDICAL, LLC, ...

1. A headlamp comprising:(a) a tubular housing having a rear and a front;
(b) an electrical conductor, entering said housing and connected to an electrical network;
(c) an LED assembly having a light-emitting front surface, connected to the electrical conductor;
(d) a prime lens placed in front of said LED assembly;
(e) an iris assembly including a toroidal housing with an inner surface defining an interior space to the rear of the iris assembly, an iris diaphragm seated in the toroidal housing and defining a width adjustable aperture and an actuator for adjusting the width of said width adjustable aperture, said iris assembly provided in front of the prime lens;
(f) an annular light block placed between said prime lens and said iris diaphragm; and
(g) an optical assembly including at least one light focusing lens placed in front of said iris assembly,
wherein said prime lens has a convex front surface that extends into said interior space.

US Pat. No. 10,767,837

OPTICAL MEMBER AND LIGHTING DEVICE USING THE SAME

LG INNOTEK CO., LTD., Se...

1. A lighting device, comprising:a substrate;
an optical member disposed on the substrate; and
a light source unit disposed on the substrate and embedded in the optical member,
wherein the light source unit comprises a plurality of first light source units disposed on a first side of the substrate and a plurality of second light source units disposed on a second side of the substrate, the first side being opposite from the second side in a first direction,
wherein the plurality of first light source units are disposed in a first row extending in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction,
wherein the plurality of second light source units are disposed in a second row extending in the second direction,
wherein the plurality of first light source units and the plurality of second light source units are not overlapped in the second direction,
wherein each of the plurality of first light source units emits a first line-shaped beam toward an area between members of the plurality of the second light source units and each of the plurality of second light source units emits a second line-shaped beam toward an area between members of the plurality of first light source units,
wherein the optical member comprises a plurality of unit patterns arranged in pattern extension directions that respectively correspond to directions in which the first line-shaped beams and the second line-shaped beams are emitted,
wherein the plurality of unit patterns is configured such that all of the first line-shaped beams disappear in a central area of the optical member before reaching the second side of the substrate and all of the second line-shaped beams disappear in the central area of the optical member before reaching the first side of the substrate,
wherein each unit pattern of the plurality of unit patterns includes an inclined surface, wherein the plurality of unit patterns includes a first unit pattern and a second unit pattern arranged along a direction of the first line-shaped beam emitted by a first light source unit of the plurality of first light source units, and
wherein a first distance between the inclined surface of the first unit pattern and a first dummy light source of said first light source unit resulting from the inclined surface of the first unit pattern is shorter than a second distance between the inclined surface of the second unit pattern and a second dummy light source of said first light source unit resulting from the inclined surface of the second unit pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,767,836

LINEAR LUMINAIRE WITH OPTICAL CONTROL

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A linear luminaire, comprising:a housing;
a down-light light emitting diode (LED) light source comprising a first circuit board attached to the housing, wherein the down-light LED light source is positioned in the housing to emit a first light toward an area below the linear luminaire;
a first over-optic piece covering multiple LEDs of the down-light LED light source, wherein the first over-optic piece is attached to the housing and wherein the first over-optic piece is spaced from the multiple LEDs of the down-light LED light source;
an up-light LED light source comprising a second circuit board separated from the first circuit board, wherein the up-light LED light source is positioned to emit a second light toward an area above the linear luminaire;
a second over-optic piece covering multiple LEDs of the up-light LED light source, wherein the second over-optic piece is spaced from the multiple LEDs of the up-light LED light source; and
a lens spaced from the first over-optic piece and covering the first over-optic piece from view, wherein the first over-optic piece changes a distribution of the first light as the first light passes through the first over-optic piece.

US Pat. No. 10,767,832

LIGHT SOURCE MODULE FOR VEHICLE

LG INNOTEK CO., LTD., Se...

1. A light source module for a vehicle, comprising:a heat pipe having a plate shape;
substrates provided on both sides of the heat pipe, respectively;
first and second light-emitting apparatuses provided on the substrates, respectively; and
a pair of bases including a pair of holes configured to transmit light emitted from the light-emitting device apparatuses, and coupled to outer sides of the substrates,
wherein, each of the light-emitting devices apparatuses separately includes a first light-emitting device and a second light-emitting device which are diagonally arranged,
wherein a first blocking member is disposed below the second light-emitting device is included of the first light-emitting apparatus, and
wherein the first blocking member is disposed on a side surface of the first light-emitting device of the first light-emitting apparatus, and one area of a surface of the first blocking member contacting the light emitted from the second light-emitting device of the first light-emitting apparatus has a right-angled shape.

US Pat. No. 10,767,831

MOTOR VEHICLE HEADLIGHT AIR EXTRACTOR

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A vehicle headlight air extractor comprising:an air inlet and an air outlet;
a ventilation chamber disposed between the air inlet and the air outlet of the air extractor, the ventilation chamber including a fan adapted to produce a flow of air from the air inlet to the air outlet;
a sealing system against external particles; and
an air guide which enables fluid communication between the air inlet and an inlet of the ventilation chamber,
wherein the air guide includes a first wall and a second wall, the air inlet being defined in part by the first wall, and the second wall facing the inlet of the ventilation chamber,
wherein the sealing system includes a seal abutting the air guide, and
wherein the sealing system seals the air inlet and the inlet of the ventilation chamber inside a headlight.

US Pat. No. 10,767,827

LED LIGHTING DEVICE

Lumileds Holding B.V., (...

1. An LED lighting device comprising an imaging optic and an illumination unit, whereinthe illumination unit comprises a row of a plurality of LEDs arranged to emit light into a pre-collimator collimating the light emitted by the LEDs, and
the imaging optic is arranged such that a first focal plane of the imaging optic lies in a plane with the LED row of the illumination unit.

US Pat. No. 10,767,824

LED NIGHT-LIGHT WITH COLOR FILTER

Mary Elle Fashions, Inc.,...

1. An LED night-light comprising:a housing;
first and second prongs extending out of the housing;
a light-emitting diode mounted to the housing and configured to emit a first color of light;
circuitry electrically connected to the light-emitting diode, said circuitry configured for energizing the light-emitting diode when the first and second prongs are inserted into an electrical outlet connected to a power source;
a color wheel mounted on the housing and exposed from the housing such that the color wheel is configured to be grasped by a user to manually move the color wheel relative to the housing, the color wheel comprising a color filter being configured to filter the first color of light emitted from the light emitting diode to produce at least a second color of light different from the first color of light; and
a cover mounted on the housing, the cover having a closed top.

US Pat. No. 10,767,818

SELF-SUPPORTING FILAMENT LIGHT EMITTING DIODE LIGHT ENGINE LAMP ASSEMBLY

LEDVANCE LLC, Wilmington...

1. A light emitting diode (LED) light engine comprising:an anode supporting base contact;
a cathode supporting base contact; and
a plurality of light emitting diode (LED) filament structures including a substrate supporting light emitting diodes (LEDs) positioned between an anode portion and a cathode portion, the anode and cathode portions being provided by a frame assembly portion for the plurality of light emitting diode (LED) filaments structures, the frame assembly portion having an opening therethrough for at least one of the plurality of light emitting diode (LED) filaments structures and the frame assembly portion having a width greater than the substrate supporting LEDs, wherein the plurality of light emitting diode (LED) filament structures are each directly connected to one another through their respective frame assembly portion in a fixed position at a common apex interface at a first end of the light emitting diode (LED) light engine, the anode portion of at least one of the plurality of light emitting diode (LED) filaments structures is connected to the anode supporting base contact at a second end of the light emitting diode (LED) light engine, and the cathode portion of at least one of the plurality of light emitting diode (LED) filaments structures is connected to the cathode supporting base contact at the second end of the light emitting diode (LED) light engine.