US Pat. No. 10,792,035

COMBINED TISSUE GRASPER-SUTURE RETRIEVER INSTRUMENT AND METHOD OF TISSUE REPAIR

ARTHREX, INC., Naples, F...

1. A combined tissue grasper and suture passing instrument comprising:a shaft having a longitudinal axis, a distal end, and a proximal end;
a first jaw integral to the distal end of the shaft, the first jaw having a first through opening to allow a flexible strand to pass therethrough, and a first transversal slot or passage extending from an outer circumference of the first jaw to the first through opening, wherein the first transversal slot or passage opens through the outer circumference to allow the flexible strand to slide out of the first jaw, wherein a widest portion of the first transversal slot or passage is narrower than a widest portion of the first through opening;
a second jaw mounted to the distal end of the shaft and pivotally connected to the first jaw such that the second jaw is moveable with respect to the first jaw from an open position to a closed position, the second jaw comprising a second through opening and a second transversal slot or passage to secure the flexible strand to the second jaw, the second transversal slot or passage extending from the second through opening and terminating prior to an outer circumference of the second jaw, wherein the second transversal slot or passage is narrower than the second through opening; and
a handle configured to move the second jaw with respect to the first jaw.

US Pat. No. 10,792,034

VISUALIZATION OF SURGICAL DEVICES

Ethicon LLC, Guaynabo, P...

1. A surgical visualization system, comprising:a first projector configured to emit a structured light pattern on a surface of an anatomical structure;
a second projector configured to emit spectral light in a plurality of wavelengths capable of penetrating the anatomical structure and reaching a staple line; and
a control circuit in signal communication with an image sensor, wherein the control circuit is configured to:
receive structured light data from the image sensor indicative of the structured light pattern on the surface of the anatomical structure;
calculate a three-dimensional representation of the anatomical structure from the structured light data;
receive spectral light data from the image sensor indicative of a spectral image of the staple line;
generate the spectral image of the staple line from the spectral light data; and
determine a distance with respect to the staple line.

US Pat. No. 10,792,033

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR POSITIONING SUTURES

1. A medical device comprising:a first member having a proximal portion comprising a first handle and a distal portion comprising first jaw, the first jaw having:
a first lumen extending from a first lumen opening formed in the first jaw to a second lumen opening formed in the first jaw, the first lumen adapted to receive a length of suture; and
a first needle guide channel extending from a first needle guide channel opening formed in the first jaw;
a second member having a proximal portion comprising a second handle and a distal portion comprising second jaw, the second member pivotally connected to the first member, the first and second jaws configured to grip an area to be sutured; and
a curved needle backloaded into the first needle guide channel, wherein the backloading includes a proximal longitudinal component, the needle connected to a length of suture threaded through the first lumen;
wherein the first lumen and first needle guide channel are configured in operative relation with each other such that the needle will be advanced out of the first needle guide channel by pulling in a direction having a proximal longitudinal component on the length of suture.

US Pat. No. 10,792,032

METHODS OF SURGICAL FASTENING

Intuitive Surgical Operat...

1. A method of performing a surgical procedure, comprising:providing a system for performing a surgical procedure, the system including a trigger operably connected to a driver and to a ratchet;
moving the trigger in a first direction to actuate the driver through a first stroke; and
moving the trigger in a second direction to actuate the driver through a second stroke, wherein:
the ratchet prevents the trigger from moving in the second direction until the driver has been actuated through the first stroke;
the ratchet includes a pawl configured and arranged to mesh with an arcuate toothed rack along an arcuate path of travel; and
the ratchet is bi-directional to prevent the trigger from moving in the first direction until the driver has been actuated through the second stroke.

US Pat. No. 10,792,027

SPINAL SURGERY DISTRACTION WITH AN INTEGRATED RETRACTOR

Globus Medical Inc., Aud...

1. A combined distractor and retractor assembly for insertion into a disc space, said assembly comprising:a distractor portion;
retractor portion configured to be muted to the distractor portion,
wherein the retractor portion is planar;
wherein the retractor portion comprises at least one convex surface offset from the midline of the retractor portion;
wherein the retractor portion comprises a pair of convex surfaces offset from the midline of the retractor portion and extending from a lateral surface of the retractor portion.

US Pat. No. 10,792,026

FILM DEVICE AND METHOD OF USING THE SAME

The Research Foundation f...

1. A surgical device comprising:a proximal ring;
a distal ring, wherein the distal ring is operably connected to the proximal ring with a sleeve, the sleeve extending about a circumference of the proximal ring and a circumference of the distal ring;
a film, a distal end of the film attached to a portion of the distal ring, wherein the film is configured to extend past the sleeve and past the distal ring, and wherein a proximal portion of the film comprises an opening and a channel; and
a draw string extending through the channel and exposed to an exterior of the device through the opening.

US Pat. No. 10,792,025

SEALING DEVICE AND DELIVERY SYSTEM

1. (A medical device comprising:a wire frame that includes a plurality of wires that each extends from a proximal end of the wire frame to a distal end of the wire frame and a sealing member attached to the wire frame, the plurality of wires and the sealing member forming:
a proximal eyelet at the proximal end of the wire frame, the proximal eyelet defined by proximal end portions of each of the plurality of wires converging from different locations about a longitudinal axis of the medical device;
a distal eyelet at the distal end of the wire frame, the distal eyelet defined by distal end portions of each of the plurality of wires converging from different locations about the longitudinal axis of the device;
a proximal disk adjacent the proximal eyelet and comprising a plurality of proximal petals; wherein when viewed in a direction along the longitudinal axis in a deployed configuration of the medical device, each of the proximal petals includes two portions of the sealing member overlapping adjacent petals within the proximal disk and a portion of the sealing member non-overlapping the adjacent petals within the proximal disk to include a portion of each petal arranged toward the distal disk; wherein the adjacent petals of the proximal disk are not interwoven with one another;
a distal disk adjacent the distal eyelet and comprising a plurality of distal petals; wherein when viewed in a direction along the longitudinal axis in a deployed configuration of the medical device, each of the distal petals includes two portions of the sealing member overlapping adjacent petals within the distal disk and a portion of the sealing member portion non-overlapping the adjacent petals within the distal disk to include a portion of each petal arranged toward the proximal disk, and each of the plurality of wires form one of the proximal petals and one of the distal petals; and
a waist portion disposed between the proximal disk and the distal disk.

US Pat. No. 10,792,024

SCAFFOLDS WITH CHANNELS FOR JOINING LAYERS OF TISSUE AT DISCRETE POINTS

Ethicon, Inc., Somervill...

1. A scaffold for joining two layers of tissue, comprising:a) a substantially flat and flexible body having a top surface, a bottom surface and sidewalls;
b) at least one channel within the body, the channel in fluid communication with an injection port for flow of an adhesive;
c) a plurality of discrete first passages penetrating the top surface and a plurality of discrete second passages penetrating the bottom surface, said pluralities of first and second passages in fluid communication with the channel; and
d) a plurality of third passages comprising apertures penetrating the body from the top surface to the bottom surface, said plurality of third passages not in fluid communication with the channel,
wherein said scaffold further comprising a one-way valve positioned within the channel proximal to the injection port, the one way valve open for flow of the adhesive into the channel from the injection port and closed for flow from the channel towards the injection port,
wherein said scaffold is configured for positioning between and adhesively joining a first tissue and a second tissue with the adhesive with said top surface configured to be adjacent to and in contact with the first tissue and said bottom surface configured to be adjacent to and in contact with the second tissue; and
wherein said third passages are configured for establishing direct contact between the first tissue and the second tissue.

US Pat. No. 10,792,023

SHAFT DRIVEN MECHANISM FOR ARTICULATING TISSUE SPECIMEN RETRIEVAL DEVICE

Covidien LP, Mansfield, ...

1. A tissue specimen retrieval device, comprising:a housing;
an outer shaft extending distally from the housing and defining a longitudinal axis;
an end effector assembly extending distally from the outer shaft in a deployed position of the end effector assembly;
a first actuator operably associated with the housing and actuatable to deploy and retract the end effector assembly;
a drive shaft operably coupled to the first actuator and including a link disposed at a distal end thereof that operably couples to the end effector assembly, the drive shaft movable via actuation of the first actuator between a first position wherein the end effector assembly and link are retracted within the outer shaft and a second position wherein the end effector assembly and link are fully exposed from the outer shaft, the link including a biasing member that, once the link is fully exposed, articulates the end effector assembly to a position to engage a tissue specimen, wherein the drive shaft is movable to an intermediate position between the first and second positions wherein the end effector assembly is fully exposed from the outer shaft while the link remains at least partially disposed within the outer shaft, and wherein, when disposed in the intermediate position, the end effector assembly remains parallel to the longitudinal axis of the outer shaft; and
a second actuator operably coupled to the drive shaft, wherein the first actuator actuates the drive shaft to move between the first position and the intermediate position to expose the end effector assembly and the second actuator actuates the drive shaft to move between the intermediate position and the second position to expose the link and articulate the end effector assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,792,022

TISSUE SAMPLING DEVICES, SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Broncus Medical Inc., Sa...

1. A tissue sampling system for obtaining a core of tissue from a sample area, the system comprising:a tissue sampling device, the device comprising:
an elongate sheath having a flexibility to advance through tortuous airway anatomy;
a shaft removably disposed with the sheath, wherein the shaft and sheath are moveable relative to one another, the shaft comprising a proximal section and a distal section, and a lumen extending there through;
a coring tip located at the distal section of the shaft, the coring tip having a tissue cutting distal end, and a cavity therein adapted to cut and capture a tissue sample shaped as a long core upon advancement of the coring tip through a target tissue, the cavity being in fluid communication with the lumen;
a vacuum source connectable with the proximal section of the lumen of the shaft and operable to create a negative pressure in the cavity to facilitate capture of the core of tissue;
a handle comprising a single-handed actuation assembly operative to advance the coring tip a pre-determined distance from the sheath at a velocity and force which penetrates the target tissue surface and captures the tissue sample in the shape of the long core; and
at least one device advanceable from the shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,792,021

BIOPSY DEVICE AND SYSTEM

1. A biopsy device for cutting tissue and collecting a tissue sample, comprising:a needle including a proximal end blocked by a tip, a distal end, a passageway and a sample receiving port configured to introduce the tissue and formed on an outer surface of the needle neighboring the distal end so as to communicate with the passageway;
a cutter disposed in the passageway of the needle so as to make rotation and translational movement, the cutter including a proximal end disposed within the passageway of the needle, a distal end disposed outside the passageway of the needle and a passageway communicating with the passageway of the needle;
a drive mechanism configured to cause the cutter to make rotation and translational movement, the drive mechanism including an electric motor configured to provide drive power for causing the cutter to make rotation and translational movement, a driving gear connected to the electric motor so that the driving gear is rotated by the electric motor, a lead screw coupled to the proximal end of the cutter so as to make rotation and translational movement together with the cutter and provided with a bore communicating with the passageway of the cutter, a fixed nut coupled to the lead screw so as to make screw movement together with the lead screw and fixed so as to cause the lead screw to make translational movement, a connecting tube coupled to the lead screw so as to make rotation and translational movement together with the lead screw and provided with a bore communicating with the bore of the lead screw, a driven gear mounted to an outer surface of the connecting tube so as to mesh with the driving gear, a guide tube provided with a bore into which the connecting tube is inserted so as to make rotation and translational movement, and a slide tube coupled to the connecting tube so as to extend from the connecting tube and inserted into the bore of the guide tube so as to make rotation and translational movement;
a vacuum line configured to be connected to a vacuum pump and the passageway of the cutter so as to suck the tissue introduced into the passageway of the needle through the sample receiving port;
an air inflow line interconnecting the passageway of the needle and the atmosphere existing outside the needle, without connecting to a compressed air source or a liquid source, the air inflow line including an air inflow passageway formed along a longitudinal direction of the needle so as to be partitioned from the passageway of the needle and kept in communication with the passageway of the needle neighboring the distal end of the needle, and a flexible tube, wherein the flexible tube of the air inflow line includes a first end, a second end, and a passageway interconnecting the first end and the second end, wherein the first end is connected to the air inflow passageway, and the second end is exposed to the atmosphere so as to introduce air directly from the atmosphere, wherein the flexible tube of the air inflow line further includes a deformable valve portion neighboring the second end, and an air filter coupled to the second end in order to filter the air introduced from the atmosphere, wherein a thickness of the deformable valve portion is smaller than that of the remaining portion of the flexible tube of the air inflow line; and
a solenoid actuator including a first push rod and a second push rod facing the first push rod,
wherein each of the first push rod and the second push rod has a wedge tip,
wherein the deformable valve portion of the flexible tube is placed between the first push rod and second push rod so that the wedge tips of the first push rod and the second push rod press and release the deformable valve portion of the flexible tube so as to open and close the passageway of the flexible tube of the air inflow line, and
wherein the solenoid actuator is configured to open the passageway of the flexible tube of the air inflow line by releasing the flexible tube before the sample receiving port is closed by the cutter.

US Pat. No. 10,792,020

TAPERED GEOMETRY IN A COMPRESSIBLE CELL COLLECTION DEVICE

Covidien LP, Mansfield, ...

1. An apparatus for collecting cells from a body lumen comprising:an abrasive material comprising a plurality of voids and configured to, collect cells from the body lumen and store the cells on a surface of the abrasive material by scraping a surface of the body lumen, wherein:
the abrasive material, in an uncompressed state, forms a three-dimensional shape having a longitudinal axis, a first end having a first diametric dimension, and a second end having a second diametric dimension that is smaller than the first diametric dimension,
a cross-section of the three-dimensional shape taken orthogonal to the longitudinal axis at the first end comprises an outer diameter equal to the first diametric dimension and an inner diameter equal to a diameter of a cavity of the three-dimensional shape, wherein the abrasive material having the cavity is configured to be compressed into a swallowable capsule; and
the first end exerts a first pressure on the surface of the body lumen greater than a second pressure exerted on the surface of the body lumen by the second end, the first pressure greater than the second pressure based at least in part on the second end having a second diametric dimension that is smaller than the first diametric dimension, the first end configured to collect a different type of cells from the surface of the body lumen and store the different type of cells on the surface of the abrasive material than the second end based at least in part on the first pressure being greater than the second pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,792,019

SUPPORT BODY, BODY FLUID COLLECTION SET, AND BODY FLUID COLLECTION METHOD

SYSMEX CORPORATION, Hyog...

1. A body fluid collection method for collecting a body fluid using a body fluid collection sheet for collecting a body fluid, comprising:a step of adhering the body fluid collection sheet to skin;
a step of collecting the body fluid with the body fluid collection sheet after the step of adhering the body fluid collection sheet to skin;
a step of adhering an adhesive surface of a first sheet of a support body to the body fluid collection sheet after the step of collecting the body fluid with the body fluid collection sheet;
a step of separating the body fluid collection sheet from the skin by separating the support body adhered to the body fluid collection sheet from the skin after the step of adhering the adhesive surface of the first sheet of the support body to the body fluid collection sheet; and
a step of overlaying a second sheet of the support body on the adhesive surface of the first sheet and supporting the body fluid collection sheet between the first sheet and the second sheet after the step of separating the body fluid collection sheet from the skin.

US Pat. No. 10,792,009

ULTRASONIC DIAGNOSTIC APPARATUS, ULTRASONIC IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS, AND MEDICAL IMAGE DIAGNOSTIC APPARATUS

Canon Medical Systems Cor...

1. An ultrasonic image display apparatus, comprising:a memory to store time series image data of a region including a tissue in an object, the time series image data being generated based on outputs from an ultrasound probe; and
processing circuitry configured to:
calculate tissue motion information of the tissue for each of a plurality of time phases based on the time series image data by a tissue tracking process;
generate three-dimensional images and polar mapping images based on the same tissue motion information calculated by the tissue tracking process, the three-dimensional images and the polar mapping images including color information based on the calculated tissue motion information, and including frame information indicative of a boundary between segments; and wherein the three-dimensional images are time series three-dimensional images and the polar mapping images are time series polar mapping images, and
cause a display to display the three-dimensional images further including support information, and the polar mapping images further including the support information, simultaneously, the support information representing a correspondence relationship between a segment of the three-dimensional images and a segment of the polar mapping images, the three-dimensional images and the polar mapping images being generated by the same tissue motion information calculated by the tissue tracking process; wherein the processing circuitry is further configured to cause the display to display the time series three-dimensional images and the time series polar mapping images sequentially and synchronously.

US Pat. No. 10,791,868

COFFEE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. A coffee processing apparatus comprising:a grinding stage for grinding coffee beans into ground coffee beans; and
a brewing stage for brewing coffee from the ground coffee beans;
the coffee processing apparatus further comprising:
a sensor; and
a controller responsive to said sensor;
wherein:
the sensor is configured to sense a total concentration of volatile organic compounds released by said coffee beans in accordance with a condition dependent release profile of said coffee beans,
the controller is configured to control said grinding stage as a function of said total concentration of volatile organic compounds, and wherein the controller is further configured to control the brewing stage as the function of said total concentration of volatile organic compounds.

US Pat. No. 10,791,834

SLIDE RAIL ASSEMBLY AND RAIL KIT THEREOF

King Slide Works Co., Ltd...

1. A slide rail assembly, comprising:a first rail including a front end and a blocking portion, wherein the blocking portion has a width;
a second rail longitudinally displaceable with respect to the first rail;
a first locking mechanism disposed on the second rail and including a first element, a second element, a first elastic element, and a second elastic element, wherein the first elastic element is configured to apply an elastic force to the first element, the second element is located at either one of a first position or a second position with respect to the second rail, the second element remaining at the first position responsive to resiliency of the second elastic element, the second element and the first element define a first space therebetween when the second element is at the first position, and the first space is smaller than the width of the blocking portion;
a second locking mechanism disposed on the second rail; and
an operating member operatively connected to the first locking mechanism and the second locking mechanism;
wherein responsive to the second rail being displaced from a retracted position with respect to the first rail in a first direction, the second rail reaches a position relative to the first rail at which the second element of the first locking mechanism contacts the blocking portion of the first rail; and when the second rail reaches a first predetermined position after further displacement with respect to the first rail in the first direction to extend beyond the front end of the first rail by a first distance, the second element moves to the second position with respect to the second rail, the second elastic element responsively accumulates an elastic force, and the first space between the second element and the first element is changed into a locking space, the blocking portion of the first rail being locked in the locking space, the second element and the first element are thereby locked to the blocking portion;
wherein responsive to the second element and the first element being unlocked with respect to the blocking portion by operation of the operating member, the second elastic element releases the accumulated elastic force, the second element thereby returns to the first position; and when the second rail reaches a second predetermined position after displacement from the first predetermined position with respect to the first rail in the first direction to extend beyond the front end of the first rail by a second distance, the second locking mechanism is locked with respect to the blocking portion of the first rail;
wherein the operating member is operable to drive the first locking mechanism and the second locking mechanism from a locking state to an unlocking state, the second rail thereby being retractable with respect to the first rail in a second direction.

US Pat. No. 10,791,833

SLIDE RAIL ASSEMBLY

KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD...

1. A slide rail assembly, comprising:a first rail comprising a disengaging feature;
a second rail, wherein an abutting feature is arranged on the second rail;
a mounting member;
a third rail and a fourth rail respectively connected to a first side of the mounting member and a second side of the mounting member; and
a synchronizing member arranged on the mounting member;
wherein the third rail is longitudinally movable relative to the first rail, and the second rail is longitudinally movable relative to the fourth rail;
wherein when the second rail is moved from a retracted position along an extending direction, the abutting feature of the second rail abuts against the synchronizing member, such that the mounting member and the second rail are synchronously moved, when the mounting member and the second rail are synchronously moved to a predetermined position, the synchronizing member is driven by the disengaging feature of the first rail to be disengaged from the abutting feature, such that the second rail and the mounting member are no longer synchronously moved;
wherein the first rail further comprises an engaging feature, the slide rail assembly further comprises a positioning member able to be located at a disengaging position or an engaging position relative to the mounting member, when the mounting member and the second rail are no longer synchronously moved, the mounting member is engaged with the engaging feature of the first rail through the positioning member being moved from the disengaging position to the engaging position.

US Pat. No. 10,791,832

COUPLING MECHANISM AND SLIDE RAIL ASSEMBLY WITH CUSHIONING FUNCTION

King Slide Works Co., Ltd...

1. A coupling mechanism adapted for a furniture part and a slide rail, the coupling mechanism comprising:a first base, the first base being configured for detachably engaging the slide rail;
a second base displaceably connected to the first base and being adapted for attachment to the slide rail, the second base further being adapted for attachment with the furniture part;
a coupling base detachably coupled to the first base, the coupling base including a main portion configured to slidably engage the slide rail along a longitudinal direction, and an elastic portion extending transversely from the main portion relative to the longitudinal direction, the elastic portion being configured for releasably locked coupling with the first base, the elastic portion having an engaging section formed with a serrated contour and the first base having an engaging structure formed with a serrated contour corresponding to the serrated contour of the engaging section, the serrated contour of the engaging section projecting transversely from the elastic portion relative to the longitudinal direction; and
a cushioning structure deflectively captured between the second base and the coupling base, the cushioning structure having a winding contour extending longitudinally from the coupling base and being deflected between the second and coupling bases to elastically maintain contact therebetween in correspondence with a change in a gap between the first base and the slide rail.

US Pat. No. 10,791,759

LIQUID SUPPLY, ATOMIZER AND ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE HAVING SAME

SHENZHEN FIRST UNION TECH...

1. An atomizer, comprising:an atomizing device comprising an engaging part; and
a liquid supply detachably connected with the atomizing device, the liquid supply comprising a liquid chamber, the liquid chamber being configured for storing tobacco liquid, the liquid supply comprising a connecting end and a liquid outlet defined in the connecting end, the engaging part matching with the connecting end, the engaging part defining a liquid inlet through which tobacco liquid can flow into the atomizing device;
wherein the liquid supply further comprises a sliding block slidable between a first position and a second position along a preset direction perpendicular to an axial direction of the liquid supply, when the sliding block is in the first position, the sliding block seals the liquid outlet, when the sliding block is in the second position, the liquid outlet is opened; the engaging part is capable of sliding along a predetermined track along the preset direction to form a snap-fit connection with the connecting end, and simultaneously driving the sliding block to move from the first position to the second position; when the engaging part returns along the predetermined track to be detached from the connecting end, the engaging part is capable of driving the sliding block to move to the first position.
US Pat. No. 10,793,903

IDENTIFYING ORGANISMS IN A SAMPLE USING SEQUENCING KINETIC SIGNATURES

Pacific Biosciences of Ca...

1. A method for determining the identity of one or more bacteria in a metagenomic sample, the method comprising:a) sequencing one or more unamplified deoxyribonucleic acids (DNAs) isolated from the metagenomic sample, wherein the sequencing is a single-molecule sequencing-by-incorporation method that generates sequence reads comprising (i) primary sequence information and (ii) either or both of interpulse duration (IPD) data and pulse width (PW) data;
b) analyzing (i) the primary sequence information and (ii) either or both of the interpulse duration (IPD) data and the pulse width (PW) data to determine a methylation pattern for at least one sequence read, wherein the methylation pattern comprises a N6-methyladenosine base, a 5-methylcytosine base, or a combination thereof, and wherein the methylation pattern optionally further comprises 7,8-dihydro-8-oxoguanine; and
c) determining the identity of one or more bacteria in the metagenomic sample using the primary sequence information and the methylation pattern for the at least one sequence read.
US Pat. No. 10,793,655

SOFT POLYOLEFIN COMPOSITION

Basell Poliolefine Italia...

1. A polyolefin composition comprising:(A) from 60 to 89% by weight, based upon the total weight of the polyolefin composition, of a copolymer of butene-1 with ethylene having a copolymerized ethylene content of up to 18% by mole based upon the molar composition of the copolymer and no melting peak detectable at the DSC at the second heating scan, and wherein the copolymer of butene-1 with ethylene has a Shore A value equal to or lower than 80; and
(B) from 11 to 40% by weight, based upon the total weight of the polyolefin composition, of an ethylene polymer having density of from 0.900 to 0.970 g/cm3, measured according to ISO 1183 at 23° C.;wherein the amounts of A) and B) refer to the total weight of A)+B) and the DSC second heating scan is carried out at a heating rate of 10° C. per minute.
US Pat. No. 10,793,656

COPOLYMERS OF BICYCLIC (METH)ACRYLATES AND ALKYL (METH)ACRYLATES AND THEIR USE AS RHEOLOGY MODIFIERS IN FUELS

NOURYON CHEMICALS INTERNA...

1. A copolymer that is soluble for at least 2 wt % in diesel at 25° C., the copolymer comprising the following monomers:21 wt % or more, based on the weight of all monomers, of at least one bicyclic (meth)acrylate ester,
at least one C8-C24-alkyl (meth)acrylate, wherein the C8-C24-alkyl group is linear or branched, substituted or unsubstituted, saturated or unsaturated,
optionally at least one aromatic vinyl monomer, and
optionally other ethylenically unsaturated monomers,wherein the copolymer has a weight averaged molecular weight from 400,000 to 50,000,000 Daltons.
US Pat. No. 10,793,657

ANTIFOULING ACRYLIC RESIN FOR ADDITIVE

LG HAUSYS, LTD., Seoul (...

1. A pollution proof acrylic resin comprising:a first structural unit derived from a first acrylic monomer, wherein the first acrylic monomer is at least one selected from the group consisting of n-octyl acrylate, 2-ethylhexyl acrylate, 2-ethylbutyl acrylate, hexyl acrylate, heptyl acrylate, nonyl acrylate, pentyl acrylate, isooctyl acrylate, n-decyl methacrylate, n-dodecyl methacrylate, n-butyl acrylate, butyl methacrylate, isobutyl acrylate, propyl acrylate, ethyl acrylate, methyl acrylate, 3-methylbutyl acrylate, n-hexyl methacrylate, n-octyl methacrylate, n-tetradecyl methacrylate, and methyl methacrylate;
a second structural unit derived from a second acrylic monomer, wherein a polysiloxane side chain is introduced into the second structural unit, and wherein the second acrylic monomer is a silicon acrylate; and
a third structural unit derived from a third acrylic monomer into which a photo-curable functional group is introduced, wherein a photo-curable functional group is introduced into the third structural unit, and wherein the third acrylic monomer comprises an epoxy group, and wherein the third monomer is at least one selected from the group consisting of glycidyl methacrylate, methyl glycidyl methacrylate, and cyclic epoxy methacrylate,
wherein the pollution proof acrylic resin is a resultant product obtained by
forming an intermediate through a solution-polymerization of the first acrylic monomer, the third acrylic monomer, the silicon acrylate, and a polymerization initiator, and
mixing the formed intermediate with (meth)acrylic acid and a catalyst to modify the epoxy group with a photo-curable functional group,
wherein the photo-curable functional group is formed by reacting the epoxy group with the (meth)acrylic acid,
wherein the pollution proof acrylic resin includes 10 wt % to 40 wt % of the first structural unit, 10 wt % to 40 wt % of the second structural unit, and 30 wt % to 70 wt % of the third structural unit.
US Pat. No. 10,793,658

MULTI-COMPONENT COPOLYMER, RUBBER COMPOSITION, CROSSLINKED RUBBER COMPOSITION, RUBBER PRODUCT, AND TIRE

BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION, ...

1. A multicomponent copolymer comprising a conjugated diene unit, a non-conjugated olefin unit and an aromatic vinyl unit, wherein:the main chain is formed of an acyclic structure alone, and
the content of the aromatic vinyl unit is 0.1 mol % or more and 5 mol % or less of the whole multicomponent copolymer, and, wherein:
the multicomponent copolymer has at least one melting point and the highest melting point of the at least one melting point is 105° C. or higher.
US Pat. No. 10,792,892

USE OF AN ALUMINIUM ALLOY OR OF AN ALUMINIUM FLAT PRODUCT MADE FROM AN ALLOY OF THIS TYPE FOR AN ALUMINIUM-PLASTIC COMPOSITE PART

Hydro Aluminium Rolled Pr...

1. A method, comprising the steps of: providing an aluminium component from an aluminium alloy having the following composition:Si: 0.05 to 0.35 wt. %,
Fe: 1.55 to 1.75 wt. %,
Cu: ?0.02 wt. %,
Mn: 0.015 to 0.035 wt. %,
Mg: ?0.003 wt. %,
Cr: ?0.03 wt. %,
Ni: ?0.02 wt. %,
Zn: ?0.03 wt. %,
Ti: ?0.03 wt. %,
impurities individually up to 0.05 wt. %, in total up to 0.15 wt. %, the remainder being aluminium; and
combining the aluminium component with a plastic-containing component to produce an aluminium-plastic composite part, wherein the aluminium-plastic composite part is an automotive lightweight component.
US Pat. No. 10,793,924

METHODS FOR DETECTING NOROVIRUS

Quest Diagnostics Investm...

1. A method for detecting the presence of at least one Norovirus genogroup in a stool sample comprising:contacting the stool sample with:
i. a first primer pair that amplifies a Norovirus genogroup I (GI) target nucleic acid comprising nucleotides that are at least 80-95% identical to SEQ ID NO: 2 or a complement thereof; and
ii. a second primer pair that amplifies a Norovirus genogroup II (GII) target nucleic acid comprising nucleotides that are at least 80-95% identical to SEQ ID NO: 4 or a complement thereof;
to produce a reaction-sample mixture under conditions where real-time RT-PCR amplification of the Norovirus genogroup I (GI) and Norovirus genogroup II (GII) target nucleic acids, if present in the stool sample, occurs without extracting the target nucleic acids from the stool sample.
US Pat. No. 10,792,396

METHODS FOR DEVELOPMENT OF HYBRID TISSUE ENGINEERED VALVE WITH POLYURETHANE CORE

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A hybrid tissue engineered heart valve leaflet comprising a polyurethane core, wherein the polyurethane core is enclosed within two layers of cells, wherein a first layer comprises smooth muscle cells and/or fibroblast cells and a second layer comprises endothelial cells.
US Pat. No. 10,792,397

BIOACTIVE BONE GRAFT SUBSTITUTES

Globus Medical, Inc., Au...

1. A method of making a bone graft substitute, the method comprising:providing a bone graft substitute in a dry form, the bone graft substitute comprising a carrier in the form of a semi-rigid collagen-based scaffold comprising 5-20% by weight of collagen and 0.1-10% by weight of an angiogenic agent, wherein the carrier is free of glycerol and polyethylene glycol, and 84% by weight of bioactive glass particles; and
hydrating the dry form of the bone graft substitute to form a moldable putty, wherein the bone graft substitute retains a porosity of 150 to 405 ?m when hydrated.
US Pat. No. 10,792,398

ANTIMICROBIAL INSERTS FOR MEDICAL DEVICES

Becton, Dickinson and Com...

1. A medical device comprising:a catheter adapter comprising a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen that extends therebetween;
an insert disposed entirely within the lumen of the catheter adapter, wherein the insert comprises a body, wherein the body comprises a distal opening, a proximal opening, and a lumen that extends between the distal and proximal openings, wherein the body is constructed of a base material, wherein the base material comprises; and
a septum disposed within the lumen of the catheter adapter, wherein the insert is disposed adjacent the septum to secure the septum.
US Pat. No. 10,792,399

ANTIMICROBIAL INSERTS FOR MEDICAL DEVICES

Becton, Dickinson and Com...

1. A medical device, comprising:a first end;
a second end opposite the first end;
a fluid pathway extending along a longitudinal axis between the first end and the second end, wherein the first end comprises a female luer fitting; and
a substantially rigid compression-fit insert disposed within the fluid pathway and adjacent to the first end, wherein the insert comprises a tubular structure having a cylindrical bore extending longitudinally therethrough such that the cylindrical bore is centered around the longitudinal axis, the tubular structure further comprises a flange extending radially outwardly in a transverse direction from one end of the cylindrical bore, wherein an outer diameter of the flange is greater than an outer diameter of the tubular structure, and wherein the flange comprises an antimicrobial agent.
US Pat. No. 10,792,400

MICROSTRUCTURE FORMULATION TECHNIQUES FOR BOTULINUM TOXIN

Hugel Inc., Gangwon-do (...

1. A microstructure selected from the group consisting of a microneedle, a microblade, a microknife, a microfiber, a microspike, a microprobe, a microbarb, a microarray, and a microelectrode, wherein the microstructure is coated with a botulinum toxin composition comprising a botulinum toxin selected from the group consisting of botulinum toxin type A, B, C, D, E, F and G, a thickener and a stabilizer, wherein the thickener is any one or more selected from the group consisting of carboxymethyl cellulose sodium salt, sodium alginate, hyaluronic acid, methyl cellulose, hydroxyethyl cellulose, and polyvinyl pyrrolidone, and wherein the stabilizer is trehalose, sucrose, or a combination of trehalose and sucrose, wherein the microstructure is precoated with a polymer compound or polyvinyl alcohol.
US Pat. No. 10,792,401

MEDICAL EXAMINATION GLOVES

1. A medical examination glove comprising natural rubber latex or nitrile rubber latex and at least one water-soluble singlet oxygen generator, wherein the at least one singlet oxygen generator is present with at least one fixing agent or bound to at least one inorganic nanoparticle, wherein the glove further comprises polymeric or monomeric anions selected from the group consisting of polystyrene sulphonate and polymethacrylic acid.
US Pat. No. 10,793,688

MICROPOROUS FILMS, AND ARTICLES MADE THEREFROM

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. A microporous film comprising:75 wt. % or greater of a high density polyethylene resin having a density of 0.957 g/cc-0.970 g/cc, a melt index of from 0.2 to 10 g/10 minutes, a molecular weight distribution, Mw,cc/Mn,cc, of greater than or equal to 6.0, and a Mz,abs of greater than or equal to 500,000 g/mol;
wherein the microporous film is oriented in the machine direction and exhibits a normalized WVTR greater than 50 g mil/(100 in2·day).
US Pat. No. 10,793,690

PREPREG AND MOLDED ARTICLE

DIC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A prepreg comprising:a urethane (meth)acrylate (A) that is a reaction product of a polyisocyanate compound (a1) comprising a polymethylene polyphenyl polyisocyanate (a1-1) as an essential component with a hydroxyl group-containing compound (a2) comprising, as an essential component, a compound (a2-1) having a hydroxyl group and a (meth)acryloyl group;
a polymerization initiator (B); and
carbon fibers (C);
wherein the prepreg is obtained by
step 1 in which the carbon fibers (C) are impregnated with a resin solution in which the polymethylene polyphenyl polyisocyanate (a1-1), other isocyanate (a1-2), the compound (a2-1) having a hydroxyl group and a (meth)acryloyl group, other polyol (a2-2), and the polymerization initiator (B) are admixed with one another, and rolled under pressure using a roller to obtain a sheet, and
step 2 in which the sheet is allowed to stand at room temperature to 50° C. to have a reaction between the isocyanate group of the polyisocyanate compound (a1) and the hydroxyl group of the hydroxyl group-containing compound (a2).
US Pat. No. 10,793,692

VISCOELASTIC FLEXIBLE FOAMS COMPRISING HYDROXYL-TERMINATED PREPOLYMERS

Covestro LLC, Pittsburgh...

1. A process for preparing a viscoelastic flexible polyurethane foam comprising reacting:(1) a diisocyanate and/or a polyisocyanate component,
with
(2) an isocyanate-reactive component comprising:
(a) from 20 to 100% by weight, based on 100% by weight of components (2)(a) and (2)(b), of a polyol blend having a hydroxyl number of from 56 mg KOH/g polyol to about 250 mg KOH/g polyol, an average functionality of greater than 2, and comprising:
(i) a monofunctional polyether having a hydroxyl number of less than or equal to 56 mg KOH/g polyol, and containing less than or equal to 20% of copolymerized oxyethylene, based on the total weight of the monofunctional polyether (a)(i);
(ii) a polyether polyol having a hydroxyl number of from 47 mg KOH/g polyol to 300 mg KOH/g polyol, a nominal functionality of 2, and containing from 5 to 45% of copolymerized oxyethylene, based on the total weight of said polyether polyol (a)(ii);
and
(iii) a polyether polyol having a hydroxyl number of from 47 mg KOH/g polyol to 300 mg KOH/g polyol, a nominal functionality of greater than 2 to 8, and containing from 5 to 45% of copolymerized oxyethylene, based on the total weight of said polyether polyol (a)(iii);
wherein (a) said polyol blend comprises 20 to 50% by weight of (i) said monofunctional polyether and the balance comprises components (ii) and
(iii) in which from 10 to 90% by weight of the balance comprises component (ii) and from 90 to 10% by weight of the balance comprises component (iii);
and, optionally,
(b) up to 80% by weight, based on 100% by weight of components (2)(a) and (2)(b), of a polyether polyol having an average functionality of from 2 to 8, a hydroxyl number of from 20 mg KOH/g polyol to 300 mg KOH/g polyol and containing at least 50% of copolymerized oxyethylene, based on the total weight of said polyether polyol (2)(b);
and
(3) a hydroxyl-terminated prepolymer comprising the reaction product of:
(a) a diisocyanate and/or a polyisocyanate component,
with
(b) an isocyanate-reactive component comprising:
(i) a polyether polyol having a nominal functionality of about 3, and a hydroxyl number ranging from 100 to 200,
or
(ii) castor oil,
wherein the equivalent ratio of (3)(b) said isocyanate-reactive component to (3)(a) said diisocyanate and/or polyisocyanate component (a) ranges from 5:1 to 10:1;
in the presence of
(4) a blowing agent;
(5) a catalyst;
and
(6) a surfactant.
US Pat. No. 10,793,694

EXPANDED THERMOPLASTIC POLYURETHANE PARTICLES AND EXPANDED THERMOPLASTIC POLYURETHANE PARTICLE MOLDED ARTICLE

JSP Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. Expanded beads of thermoplastic polyurethane, wherein a Shore A hardness of the thermoplastic polyurethane is 85 or more and 95 or less; an average cell diameter of the expanded beads on a cut surface when bisecting the expanded bead is from 50 to 300 ?m; and a closed cell ratio (D) when bisecting the expanded bead is 60% or more,wherein a ratio (A/B) of the average cell diameter (A) in a central part of the expanded bead to an average cell diameter (B) in a surface layer part of the expanded bead is from 0.5 to 2,
wherein the central part is one internal portion of a trisected line segment on the cut surface, and the surface layer part is two external portions of the trisected line segment on the cut surface.
US Pat. No. 10,793,695

THERMOPLASTIC POLYURETHANE GRAPHENE OXIDE NANOCOMPOSITES WITH ENHANCED MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR

CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIV...

1. A polymer nanocomposite composition, comprising:a thermoplastic polyurethane block copolymer comprising a plurality of hard segments and a plurality of soft segments, wherein the hard segments have an aspect ratio between chain length and diameter that is below 2:1; and
graphene oxide, present in an amount from about 0.05 wt. % to about 1 wt. % based on the total weight of the thermoplastic polyurethane block copolymer and graphene oxide, wherein the graphene oxide has a face surface with a lateral size between 1 and 5 microns and a thickness between 1 and 50 nanometers, wherein a face surface of a platelet of the graphene oxide is oriented substantially normal with respect to the hard segment of the thermoplastic polyurethane, and wherein the composition exhibits an increase in elongation at break and strain at break as compared to the composition without the graphene oxide.
US Pat. No. 10,793,696

POLYOLEFIN COMPOSITION CONTAINING HYGROSCOPIC INORGANIC FILLER, AND MOLDED BODY USING SAID POLYOLEFIN COMPOSITION

Tomita Pharmaceutical Co....

1. A polyolefin composition comprising a kneaded product of a polyolefin and anhydrous magnesium sulfate, wherein, besides the polyolefin and the anhydrous magnesium sulfate, the polyolefin composition contains 0.04 wt % or less of any other additive, and wherein the polyolefin composition has a moisture content of 0.1 wt % or less, wherein the moisture content is a result of kneading the anhydrous magnesium sulfate into the polyolefin in a molten state, wherein the kneading is performed in a pressure atmosphere of ?61 kPa or less.
US Pat. No. 10,793,697

THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

ENEOS CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. A thermoplastic elastomer composition, comprising:at least one elastomer component selected from the group consisting of elastomeric polymers (A) each of which has a side chain (a) containing a hydrogen-bond cross-linkable moiety having a carbonyl-containing group and/or a nitrogen-containing heterocycle and has a glass-transition point of 25° C. or below, and elastomeric polymers (B) each of which contains a hydrogen-bond cross-linkable moiety and a covalent-bond cross-linking moiety in a side chain and has a glass-transition point of 25° C. or below; and
a clay, wherein
the clay is an organically modified clay,
an amount of the clay contained is 20 parts by mass or less relative to 100 parts by mass of the elastomer component, and
when three or more randomly selected measurement points on a surface of the thermoplastic elastomer composition that are a size of 5.63 ?m2 are observed under a transmission electron microscope, a ratio of single-layered clay relative to all clay in a measurement point was 90% or higher in all of the measurement points.
US Pat. No. 10,793,698

THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITE RESIN COMPOSITION FOR SHIELDING ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A thermoplastic composite resin composition for shielding electromagnetic waves comprising:(A) a thermoplastic resin;
(B) a carbon fiber;
(C) carbon nanotube; and
(D) carbon black,
wherein the carbon fiber is a chopped carbon fiber surface-coated with an epoxy resin or a polyamide resin, and
the carbon fiber comprises (B-1) a carbon fiber having a mean diameter of about 5 to 30 ?m and a length of about 10 to 12 mm and (B-2) a carbon fiber having a mean diameter of about 5 to 30 ?m and a length of about 6 to 8 mm.
US Pat. No. 10,793,699

CELLULOSE-BASED COMPOSITES AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

Alliance for Sustainable ...

1. A method comprising:mixing a cellulose particle, a binder, and a nonpolar solvent to produce a solution; and treating the solution such that at least a portion of the solvent is removed to produce a film comprising the cellulose particle and the binder; and wherein the solvent is selected from the group consisting of an alkane or benzene.
US Pat. No. 10,793,700

COMPATIBILIZERS FOR POLYMER-NANOCELLULOSE COMPOSITES

GranBio Intellectual Prop...

1. A polymer composite including a first polymer, nanocellulose, and a compatibilizer, wherein said nanocellulose comprises cellulose nanocrystals and/or cellulose nanofibrils, wherein said nanocellulose includes hydrophobic, lignin-coated nanocellulose, and wherein said compatibilizer comprises a maleated polymer that is distinct from said first polymer.
US Pat. No. 10,793,734

OIL-BASED INKJET INK

RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION, ...

1. An oil-based inkjet ink comprising a colorant and a non-aqueous solvent, wherein the non-aqueous solvent contains at least 15% by mass but not more than 100% by mass, relative to a total mass of the non-aqueous solvent, of an organosilicon compound having 2 to 6 silicon atoms in one molecule, having an organic group in which a carbon atom is bonded directly to a silicon atom and in which a total number of carbon atoms and oxygen atoms is at least 4, and having a total number of carbon atoms and oxygen atoms, contained within all of the organic groups in which the total number of carbon atoms and oxygen atoms is at least 4, that is from 4 to 20 within one molecule.
US Pat. No. 10,793,737

FAST DRY STAIN FORMULA

BEHR PROCESS CORPORATION,...

1. A stain composition comprising:a carbonate ester solvent system including dimethyl carbonate;
an acrylic resin;
a siloxane-containing composition;
a pigment composition; and
an organoclay suspending agent.
US Pat. No. 10,793,738

COATING COMPOSITION, A COATED ARTICLE, AND METHOD OF FORMING SUCH ARTICLES

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. A coating composition consisting of:(1) at least 50 percent by weight of a dispersion, based on the total coating composition weight, wherein the dispersion comprises:
from 20 to 50% by weight at least one or more base polymers selected from the group consisting of: (a) an ethylene-alpha-olefin interpolymer of ethylene and at least one or more first comonomers selected from the group consisting of propylene, a C4 to C20 linear, branched or cyclic diene, vinyl acetate, and a compound represented by the formula H2C?CHR, wherein R is a C1 to C20 linear, branched or cyclic alkyl group or a C6 to C20 aryl group; or a combination of (a) with (b) a propylene-alpha-olefin interpolymer of propylene and at least one or more second comonomers selected from the group consisting of ethylene, a C4 to C20 linear, branched or cyclic diene, and a compound represented by the formula H2C?CHR, wherein R is a C1 to C20 linear, branched or cyclic alkyl group or a C6 to C20 aryl group; wherein the at least one or more first comonomers or the at least one or more second comonomers is styrene-butadiene;
at least one or more stabilizing agents wherein each of the at least one stabilizing agents is a polar polyolefin having a polar group as a comonomer or grafted monomer different from the base polymer; and
from 30 to 55 volume percent water based on the solid weight; and
(2) from 3 to 7 percent by weight of zirconium ammonium carbonate, based on the total weight of the coating composition,
wherein said dispersion is characterized in having an average particle size from 0.8 ?m to 1.2 ?m and wherein when said composition is coated on to a substrate, said coated substrate has a blocking temperature in the range of from 70° C. to 105° C., measured in accordance with Variable Temperature Blocking Test.
US Pat. No. 10,793,739

HOLLOW POLYMER COMPOSITION

Rohm and Haas Company, C...

1. A method of making a hollow polymer composition, comprising the steps of(a) providing an aqueous dispersion comprising
(i) 1% to 40% hollow polymer particles, by weight based on the weight of the aqueous dispersion, wherein the hollow polymer particles comprise 0.01% to 20% polymerized units of one or more multivinyl monomer, by weight based on the weight of the hollow polymer particles,
(ii) 40% to 98.9% water, by weight based on the weight of the aqueous dispersion, and
(iii) 0.1% to 20% one or more organic alcohol, by weight based on the weight of the aqueous dispersion, and
(b) removing water from the aqueous dispersion to form a dry composition comprising the hollow polymer particles and the alcohol, wherein either water is absent from the dry composition or else water is present in the dry composition in an amount such that the weight ratio of water to hollow polymer particles is 0.2:1 or less.
US Pat. No. 10,793,752

HOT MELT ADHESIVE COMPOSITION COMPRISING AT LEAST ONE PARTICULAR ALDEHYDE SCAVENGER

BOSTIK SA, Colombes (FR)...

1. A hot melt adhesive composition comprising:A—at least 5% by weight of at least one thermoplastic polymer that is polyolefins, styrene block copolymers (SBC), ethylene-vinyl-acetate (EVA), or mixtures thereof ;
B—20% to 70% by weight of at least one tackifying resin;
C—0.01% to 1% by weight of at least one aldehyde scavenger having a molar weight lower than 500 g/mol and a melting point below 170° C. and comprising in its structure an aromatic ring directly or indirectly bonded to at least one amine terminated group,
D—5% to 35% by weight of at least one plasticizer chosen from naphthenic oils, paraffinic oils, and mixtures thereof;
the total content of the above mentioned ingredients totaling 100% by weight.
US Pat. No. 10,793,753

VISBREAKING PROCESS

BOREALIS AG, Vienna (AT)...

1. A process for increasing the MFR2 of a polyethylene copolymer or an ethylene plastomer or elastomer, the process comprising:extruding a copolymer of polyethylene having a density of from 910 to 970 kg/m3 and an MFR2 of from 1 to 100 g/10 min in the presence of from 0.1 to 2 wt % of a radical initiator so as to produce a polyethylene copolymer having an MFR2 of 200 g/10 min or more, or
extruding an ethylene plastomer or elastomer having a density of from 855 to 910 kg/m3 and an MFR2 of from 0.5 to 100 g/10 min in the presence of 0.1 to 2 wt % of a radical initiator so as to produce an ethylene plastomer or elastomer having an MFR2 of 200 g/10 min or more,
wherein the radical initiator comprises a non-peroxide radical initiator, a radical initiator which decomposes at a temperature greater than 200° C., or a combination thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,793,754

HOT MELT ADHESIVE AND DISPOSABLE PRODUCT

1. A hot melt adhesive comprising:(A) a styrene-isoprene block copolymer having a styrene content of 24-45%; and
(B) an amorphous polyolefin wax modified with maleic acid and/or a maleic anhydride
wherein the amorphous wax has no measurable fusion peak from a differential scanning calorimetry measurement; and wherein the amorphous wax is in an amount of from 1 to 15 parts by weight based on total weight of the styrene-isoprene block copolymer and the amorphous wax.
US Pat. No. 10,793,498

PROCESSES AND APPARATUS FOR EXTRACTION OF SUBSTANCES AND ENRICHED EXTRACTS FROM PLANT MATERIAL

BIOMASS OIL SEPARATION SO...

18. A method for isolating at least one constituent from a biomass feed, comprising:a) directing a feed stream derived from said biomass feed into three or more refining units to produce a refined oil, wherein said refined oil comprises one or more cannabinoid at a total concentration of at least 60% weight by weight percentage (wt/wt %), and wherein one of said three or more refining units is a refining unit comprising an ion exchange resin; and
b) directing at least a portion of said refined oil to a sequential simulated moving bed (SSMB) chromatography unit, which is in fluid communication with said three or more refining units, to separate said at least one constituent from said at least said portion of said refined oil, thereby isolating said at least one constituent from said biomass feed.
US Pat. No. 10,793,771

PHOSPHOR FILM

CITIZEN ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A phosphor film comprising:phosphor particles;
a thermally-conductive filler comprising glass particles and/or alumina particles; and
a binder bonding the phosphor particles and the thermally-conductive filler together,
wherein the binder is a thermosetting resin and starts to cure at a temperature that is in a range of 20 degrees to 300 degrees, and
wherein a weight ratio of a weight of the binder to a total weight of the phosphor particles and the thermally-conductive filler is in a range of 0.1 wt % to 5.0 wt %.
US Pat. No. 10,793,517

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING TAURINE

Vitaworks IP, LLC, North...

1. A process for producing taurine from ammonium isethionate, comprising:(a) preparing an ammonia solution comprising ammonium isethionate and at least one hydrogenation catalyst;
(b) subjecting the ammonia solution to an ammonolysis reaction in the presence of hydrogen or at least one hydrogen donor to yield a solution comprising ammonium taurinate;
(c) removing ammonia and decomposing the ammonium taurinate to taurine by heating to obtain a crystalline suspension of taurine; and
(d) separating the taurine by means of a solid-liquid separation to obtain a mother liquor.
US Pat. No. 10,794,801

CELL STAINING METHOD AND SAMPLE COLLECTION TUBE USED FOR THE SAME

KONICA MINOLTA, INC., To...

1. A method for specifically staining a specific substance possessed by cells in a sample, comprising:(1) adding a sample having cells possessing a specific substance to a sample collection tube,
the sample collection tube comprising:
(i) an immobilizer, a permeabilization agent, and a labeled probe for the specific substance possessed by the cells, wherein the immobilizer, the permeabilization agent, and the labeled probe are housed in the sample collection tube such that the immobilizer, the permeabilization agent, and the labeled probe are not in contact with one another, and
wherein the permeabilization agent is in liquid form and the immobilizer and the labeled probe are in dried form; and
(ii) a flexible plate body sandwiched between inner walls of the sample collection tube,
wherein the immobilizer is attached to at least a part of the flexible plate body and the labeled probe is attached to at least a part of an inner wall of the sample collection tube, the flexible plate body positioned within the sample collection tube between the labeled probe and the permeabilization agent, such that the immobilizer, the permeabilization agent and the labeled probe are not in contact with one another; and subsequently
(2) mixing the sample with the immobilizer, the permeabilization agent, and the labeled probe inside the sample collection tube, wherein the mixing achieves, in a single step, (A) a step of performing an immobilization treatment of the cells, (B) a step of performing a permeabilization treatment of the cells, and (C) a step of performing a labeling treatment of the specific substance possessed by the cells.
US Pat. No. 10,794,802

WHOLE-BODY TISSUE STABILIZATION AND SELECTIVE EXTRACTIONS VIA TISSUE-HYDROGEL HYBRIDS FOR HIGH RESOLUTION INTACT CIRCUIT MAPPING AND PHENOTYPING

California Institute of T...

1. A method for clearing and expanding tissue, the method comprising the steps of:(1) applying a fixing solution to the tissue, thereby forming fixed-tissue;
(2) applying a surfactant to the fixed-tissue, thereby forming permeabilized-tissue;
(3) incubating the permeabilized-tissue in a solution comprising acrylate-acrylamide copolymer (AcAm) and one or more polymerizing agent;
(4) incubating the tissue in a solution comprising sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS), thereby forming SDS-treated cleared tissue;
(5) incubating the SDS-treated cleared tissue in a solution comprising 1-10 mg/mL collagenase or amounts between and for 1-48 hours, thereby forming collagenase-treated tissue; and
(6) incubating the collagenase-treated tissue in water, thereby forming cleared and expanded tissue.
US Pat. No. 10,794,803

FIXATIVE COMPOSITION FOR CELL-COMPRISING LIQUID SAMPLES AND METHODS AND KIT THEREOF

QIAGEN GMBH, Hilden (DE)...

1. A formalin-free fixative composition for fixing cells contained in a liquid sample comprising:i) 30-70 vol % of an alcohol, selected from ethanol or isopropanol,
ii) 4-15% of an organic acid,
iii) 10-30% of a hydroxyl compound different from i), and
iv) at least 10 vol % of water,
the composition having a pH in the range of 2 to 5.
US Pat. No. 10,794,809

METHOD FOR URINE SAMPLE ANALYSIS, REAGENT FOR URINE SAMPLE ANALYSIS, AND REAGENT KIT FOR URINE SAMPLE ANALYSIS

SYSMEX CORPORATION, Kobe...

1. A method for analyzing a urine sample, comprising the steps of:preparing a measurement sample by mixing the urine sample, a surfactant selected from the group consisting of a cationic surfactant and a nonionic surfactant, and a fluorescent dye capable of staining casts and erythrocytes; and
detecting at least casts and erythrocytes as urinary particles contained in the measurement sample obtained from the preparation step,
wherein a concentration of the surfactant in the measurement sample obtained from the preparation step is more than or equal to 2 mg/L and less than or equal to 30 mg/L,
wherein when the concentration of the surfactant is more than or equal to 2 mg/L, a number of impurities which resemble the casts is decreased as compared to a case where the concentration of the surfactant is less than 2 mg/L, and
wherein when the concentration of the surfactant is less than or equal to 30 mg/L, a number of the erythrocytes is increased as compared to a case where the concentration of the surfactant is greater than 30 mg/L.
US Pat. No. 10,792,304

HEMORHEOLOGIC APPROACH FOR REDUCTION/PREVENTION OF CANCER METASTASIS FORMATION

UNM Rainforest Innovation...

1. A method for treating or ameliorating, cancer metastases in a subject having breast cancer comprising delivery to the subject a dosage of polyethylene oxide (PEO) wherein the PEO is a drag reducing polymer (DRP) that is a linear or branched blood soluble non-toxic macromolecule with a molecular weight near or over 106 Daltons.
US Pat. No. 10,792,309

CELL THERAPY COMPOSITION FOR PREVENTING OR TREATING IMMUNE DISEASE COMPRISING MESENCHYMAL STEM CELLS AND IMMUNOREGULATORY T-CELLS AS ACTIVE INGREDIENT

CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY INDUS...

1. A method for treating an immune condition where an enhancement of a Th2-mediated immune response and suppression of a Th1-mediated immune response are desired, said method comprising the step of administering to a subject in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a cellular therapeutic agent comprising mesenchymal stem cells and activated CD4+CD25+immunoregulatory T-cells, wherein the CD4+CD25+immunoregulatory T-cells are isolated CD4+ T-cells that have been activated through CD3/CD28 cell surface moieties, and contacted with Transforming growth factor beta (TGF?) and 3,7-dimethyl-9-(2,6,6-trimethyl-1-cyclohexenyl-1-yl)-2,4,2,6,8-nonatetraenal, a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or isomer thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,792,310

METHODS FOR TREATMENT OF PREMATURE OVARIAN FAILURE AND OVARIAN AGING USING REGENERATIVE CELLS

Creative Medical Technolo...

1. A method for addressing ovarian aging or premature ovarian failure in an individual through the steps of:a) diagnosing an individual with premature ovarian failure or ovarian aging;
b) administering endothelial progenitor cells to said individual; and
c) measuring ovarian function following administration of endothelial progenitor cells to said individual.
US Pat. No. 10,792,311

STIMULATION OF OVARIAN FOLLICLE DEVELOPMENT AND OOCYTE MATURATION

The Board of Trustees of ...

1. A method of stimulating the development of a human pre-antral follicle to an antral follicle, the method comprising:transiently contacting at least one human ovarian pre-antral follicle in vitro with an effective dose of one or both of C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP) or a CNP fusion protein; and R-spondin 1 protein, R-spondin 2 protein, R-spondin 1 fusion protein, or R-spondin 2 fusion protein, in a dose effective to stimulate the human pre-antral ovarian follicle for a period of from one hour to five days to promote development to an antral follicle.
US Pat. No. 10,792,312

BARRIER LAYER

ATRIUM MEDICAL CORPORATIO...

1. A method of making a barrier layer on at least a portion of a medical device structure, the method comprising the steps of:providing a medical device structure; and
creating a barrier layer formed on at least a portion of the medical device structure; wherein the barrier layer is formed of a biological oil or oil composition comprising a cured fish oil, wherein the cured fish oil is hydrolysable by lipase and comprises fatty acids and glycerides, wherein two or more of the fatty acids are cross-linked to each other by ester bonds in a substantially random configuration so that the barrier layer provides a biological oil barrier and a physical anti-adhesion barrier, wherein the barrier layer is solid but flexible, and wherein the barrier layer degrades into non-inflammatory substances.
US Pat. No. 10,792,313

STABLE DRY COMPOSITIONS HAVING NO OR LITTLE SUGARS

Advanced BioNutrition Cor...

1. A dry composition comprising one or more viable microorganisms, at least 50% by weight of one or more hydrolyzed proteins, less than 5% by weight of one or more sugars selected from the group consisting of monosaccharides, disaccharides and combinations thereof, and one or more carboxylic acid salts, each percentage based on the total weight of the dry composition, wherein the hydrolyzed protein is selected from the group consisting of hydrolyzed pea, casein, soy protein and combinations thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,792,314

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF TREATING CANCER USING BIFIDOBACTERIUM ANIMALIS SSP. LACTIS

Evelo Biosciences, Inc., ...

1. A pharmaceutical composition formulated for oral administration comprising Bifidobacterium animalis ssp. Lactis Strain A (ATCC Deposit Number PTA-125097) and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier within an enteric coating.
US Pat. No. 10,792,316

LACTIC ACID BACTERIA COMPOSITIONS

1. A dry composition comprising lactic acid bacteria cells in an amount from 109 to 1013 cfu/g of the composition, and further comprising the following amounts of protective agents per g of lactic acid bacteria cells in the composition:from 6 to 9 g trehalose,
from 0.1 to 1 g inulin and
from 0.5 to 3 g hydrolyzed casein,
wherein the composition does not comprise a salt of alginic acid, andwherein the log loss of active cells in the composition after 13 weeks is less than 2.5 when stored at 30% relative humidity (RH) and 35° C.
US Pat. No. 10,792,317

METHOD FOR REDUCING BODY FAT BY ADMINISTERING LACTOBACILLUS PLANTARUM

SYNBIO TECH INC., Kaohsi...

1. A method for reducing body fat in an individual, comprising administering a therapeutically effective amount of a probiotic composition including Lactobacillus plantarum LP10 with the deposition number CGMCC13008; wherein the individual suffers from an excess of body fat.
US Pat. No. 10,792,318

BIOACTIVE CONCENTRATES AND USES THEREOF

SC LABORATORIES, INC., C...

1. A tablet or capsule consisting essentially of at least 1% w/w each in the total tablet or total capsule of at least two cannabinoids selected from the group consisting of Cannabigerolic acid A (Z)-CBGA-C5 A, Cannabichromenic acid A CBCA-C5 A, and Cannabinol CBN-C5 and at least 0.1% w/w each in the total tablet or total capsule of at least one terpenoid selected from the group consisting of Alloaromadendrene, allyl hexanoate, benzaldehyde, (Z)-a-cis-bergamotene, (Z)-a-trans-bergamotene, beta-bisabolol, epi-alpha-bisabolol, beta-bisabolene, borneol, c-gamma-bisabolene, borneol acetate, alpha-cadinene, camphene, camphor, cis-carveol, caryophyllene, alpha-humulene, gamma-cadinene, delta-3-carene, caryophyllene oxide, 1,8-cineole, citral A, citral B, cinnameldehyde, alpha-copaene, gamma-curcumene, beta-cymene, beta-elemene, gamma-elemene, ethyl decdienoate, ethyl maltol, ethyl propionate, ethylvanillin, eucalyptol, alpha-eudesmol, beta-eudesmol, gamma-eudesmol, eugenol, cis-beta-famesene, trans-gamma bisabolene, fenchone, fenchol, geraniol, alpha-guaiene, guaiol, methyl anthranilate, methyl salicylate, 2-methyl-4-heptanone, 3-methyl-4-heptanone, hexyl acetate, ipsdienol, isoamyl acetate, lemenol, limonene, d-limonene, linolool, alpha-longipinene, menthol, gamma-muurolene, myrcene, nerolidol, trans-nerolidol, nerol, beta-ocimene, octyl acetate, alpha-phellandrene, phytol, alpha-pinene, beta-pinene, pulegone, sabinene, cis-sabinene hydrate, beta-selinene, alpha-selinene, gamma-terpinene, terpinolene, terpineol, terpineol-4-ol, alpha-terpinene, alpha-thujene, vanillin, viridiflorene, and alpha-ylange.
US Pat. No. 10,793,881

METHOD FOR THE MICROBIAL PRODUCTION OF 8-METHYL NONANOIC ACID

Conagen Inc., Bedford, M...

1. A biosynthetic method of producing 8-methyl nonanoic acid (8M) comprising:a) expressing a KASIIIa gene, a KASIIIb gene and one or more genes encoding an acyl-acyl carrier protein (ACP) thioesterase in a transformed cellular system;
b) feeding or producing isobutyryl-CoA in said transformed cellular system; and,
c) producing 8-methyl nonanoic acid;
wherein the KASIIIa gene comprises a nucleic acid sequence that is at least 90% identical to SEQ ID NO. 6 and the KASIIIb gene comprises a nucleic acid sequence that is at least 90% identical to SEQ ID NO. 7.

US Pat. No. 10,798,738

DEVICE AND METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A device comprisingcircuitry configured to perform sensing using one of first sensing of sensing resources for a predetermined period and selecting communication resources on a basis of a result of the sensing and second sensing of selecting communication resources on a basis of a result of decoding control information transmitted by another user with reference to a mapping table at the time of the first sensing and the second sensing, wherein the mapping table is a table in which a sensing mode to be used and a sensing parameter to be used are specified depending on a situation.

US Pat. No. 10,798,637

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RADIO RESOURCES MANAGEMENT IN MULTI-RADIO ACCESS TECHNOLOGY WIRELESS SYSTEMS

INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDI...

1. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) comprising:a transceiver; and
a processor, wherein
the transceiver is configured to communicate, using a first radio access technology (RAT), radio resource control (RRC) information;
the transceiver is further configured to receive, over a first signaling radio bearer (SRB) of the first RAT, a RRC message including configuration information for a second RAT, wherein the configuration information for the second RAT includes a system information (SI) information element for the second RAT, and wherein the first RAT and the second RAT are different RATs; and
the transceiver is further configured to communicate using both the first RAT and the second RAT.

US Pat. No. 10,798,585

DYNAMIC FRACTIONAL FREQUENCY REUSE

CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC., ...

1. A method comprising:at a distributed controller of local radio resources, providing user channel information to a central controller of regional radio resources;
obtaining a Fractional Frequency Reuse (FFR) plan from the central controller, the FFR plan designating for an access point associated with the distributed controller, a central frequency band, an edge frequency band, and a distribution of a plurality of user devices connected to the access point, the distribution assigning each user device to communicate with the access point either via the central frequency band or via the edge frequency band based on a threshold in the user channel information;
provisioning the access point to connect to the plurality of user devices according to the FFR plan;
detecting a change in the user channel information;
generating at the distributed controller, a plurality of simulated distributions of the plurality of user devices connected to the access point, wherein each simulated distribution of the plurality of simulated distributions is based on a corresponding threshold for assigning each user device to communicate with the access point either via the central frequency band or via the edge frequency band;
selecting a particular simulated distribution that maximizes a utility metric of the access point; and
adjusting the distribution locally by changing the threshold for assigning each user device to communicate with the access point either via the central frequency band or via the edge frequency band to a particular threshold corresponding to the particular simulated distribution.

US Pat. No. 10,798,533

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SUBSCRIPTION BASED DEPLOYMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. A communication system, comprising:an ordering system for generating subscription offerings and receiving an order entry for a plurality of mobile communication devices;
a service management system having a service management controller configured to process the order entry and establish subscription services for the plurality of mobile communication devices and a plurality of gateways in response thereto, at least one subscription service being operable over narrowband LMR and at least one subscription service being operable over broadband, wherein the at least one subscription service operable over narrowband LMR is further configured for automatic transition to an alternative subscription service over broadband in response to a trigger indicative of the LMR narrowband becoming unavailable;
a device/gateway management system having a device management controller responsive to the service management controller for configuring the plurality of mobile communication devices and for configuring the plurality of gateways in accordance with the subscription services, wherein the plurality of mobile communication devices being configured and deployed over the configured gateways as converged devices operable over narrowband LMR and operable over broadband; and
a billing service for generating billing based on the at least one subscription service operable over narrowband LMR and the at least one subscription service operable over broadband, and the billing service being updated in response to the trigger and automatic transition from subscription service over narrowband LMR to the alternative subscription service over broadband.

US Pat. No. 10,798,526

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CO-LOCALIZATION OF MULTIPLE DEVICES

BLUE VISION LABS UK LIMIT...

17. A system comprising;at least one processor; and
a memory storing instructions that, when executed by the at least one processor, cause the system to perform steps that include:
receiving a plurality of localization requests from a plurality of devices, each of the plurality of localization requests including sensor data captured by one or more sensors of the plurality of devices;
sending localization data to each device of the plurality of devices in response to the receiving of the plurality of localization requests;
receiving a plurality of pose data from at least a first device and a second device of the plurality of devices, wherein each pose data of the plurality of pose data that is received from a respective device of the at least the first device and the second device includes a position and an orientation of the respective device that is based on the sensor data and the localization data associated with the respective device; and
sending pose data associated with at least one of the plurality of devices to at least the first device of the plurality of devices, the pose data including at least the pose data associated with the second device,
wherein the first device is configured to determine a relative location of the second device in relation to the first device based at least on the pose data associated with the second device.

US Pat. No. 10,798,516

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An information processing apparatus, comprising:a central processing unit (CPU) configured to:
execute a recording time compensation process, wherein
the recording time compensation process includes compensation of a sound pressure difference between a sound pressure at a position of a reference dummy head and a sound pressure at a position of one of a dummy head or a human ear type binaural microphone, and
the reference dummy head is different from each of the dummy head or the human ear type binaural microphone; and
control transmission of binaural content and transmission of metadata of the binaural content, wherein
the metadata is associated with an environment in which the binaural content is recorded, and
the metadata comprises a compensation flag that indicates a completion of the recording time compensation process.

US Pat. No. 10,798,368

EXPOSURE COORDINATION FOR MULTIPLE CAMERAS

Lyft, Inc., San Francisc...

1. A method comprising, by a computing system:determining a first target region within a first field of view of a first camera and a second target region within a second field of view of a second camera, wherein the first target region and the second target region are within an overlapping area of the first field of view of the first camera and the second field of view of the second camera;
determining lighting conditions of the first target region and the second target region within the overlapping area;
determining an exposure time for at least the first camera and the second camera based at least in part on the determined lighting conditions; and
instructing the first camera and the second camera to take pictures using the determined exposure time.

US Pat. No. 10,798,361

VIDEO DISPLAY CONTROL METHODS AND APPARATUSES AND DISPLAY DEVICES

BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TEC...

1. A method, comprising:acquiring, by a system comprising a processor and an optical lens of a display device through which video frames are presented to a user, interframe differences between every two adjacent frames in at least two adjacent video frames in a sequence of a video;
adjusting a display image distance of at least one video frame in the at least two video frames according to respective interframe differences of the interframe differences, resulting in an adjusted display image distance of the at least one video frame, wherein the display image distance of the at least one video frame is a distance between the optical lens and an image of the at least one video frame displayed through the optical lens, wherein the adjusting the display image distance comprises: in response to the interframe differences being determined to satisfy a preset condition respectively, adjusting the display image distance of the at least one video frame to cause the adjusted display image distance of the at least one video frame to be larger than the display image distance before the adjusting; and
controlling a display device to display the at least one video frame in a zooming manner at least according to the adjusted display image distance of the at least one video frame, where the controlling comprises:
determining a zooming ratio parameter of the at least one video frame, according to the display image distance and the number of display pixels corresponding to a display object before the adjusting of the at least one video frame, and the adjusted display image distance and the number of display pixels corresponding to the display object after the adjusting, and
controlling the display device to display the at least one video frame according to the adjusted display image distance of the at least one video frame and the zooming ratio parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,798,029

SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATION OF MULTIPLE AUTOMATED EPHEMERAL CHAT MESSAGES

Freshworks, Inc., San Ma...

1. A computer-implemented process, comprising:maintaining context of a conversation between a BOT and a user from a chat widget in a first webpage of a web browser to a chat widget in a second webpage of the web browser when the user switches from the first webpage to the second webpage,
wherein the first webpage of the web browser and the second webpage of the web browser are open at the same time, and
wherein the maintaining of the context of the conversation comprises
adding a message to the chat widget on the first webpage, wherein the chat widget on the first webpage is displayed within the first webpage of the web browser and the message being added is from the chat widget on the second webpage that the user responded to; and
discarding one or more previous messages in the chat widget on the first webpage that are not responded to by the user, allowing the conversation between the BOT and the user to persist on the chat widget on the first webpage while retaining the context of the conversation from the chat widget on the second webpage.

US Pat. No. 10,797,985

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SELECTION BETWEEN MULTIPLE REDUNDANT DATA STREAMS

Schweitzer Engineering La...

1. A system for monitoring an electrical characteristic within an electrical power delivery system, comprising:a first sensor device to measure an electrical characteristic of a component within the electrical power delivery system;
a second sensor device to measure the same electrical characteristic of the component within the electrical power delivery system;
a first communication channel to transmit the electrical characteristic measured by the first sensor device as a first sampled value (“SV”) data stream;
a second communication channel to transmit the electrical characteristic measured by the second sensor device as a second SV data stream;
an intelligent electronic device for receiving the first SV data stream via the first communication channel and the second SV data stream via the second communication channel; and
a data stream selector to select only one of the first SV data stream and the second SV data stream based on:
a comparison of a number of consecutive lost samples of the first SV data stream with a number of consecutive lost samples of the second SV data stream.

US Pat. No. 10,797,983

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DEBUGGING NETWORK STACKS BASED ON EVIDENCE COLLECTED FROM SELECTIVE TRACING

Juniper Networks, Inc, S...

1. A method comprising:detecting a computing event of interest in connection with at least one packet traversing a network device;
determining that the packet exhibits at least one characteristic;
in response to detecting the computing event of interest and determining that the packet exhibits the characteristic, creating a firewall rule that calls for all packets exhibiting the characteristic to be conditionally traced while traversing the network device;
determining that an additional packet traversing the network device has been selected for conditional tracing by:
comparing the additional packet against the firewall rule that calls for all packets exhibiting the characteristic to be conditionally traced while traversing the network device; and
determining, based at least in part on the comparison, that the firewall rule applies to the additional packet due at least in part to the additional packet exhibiting the characteristic;
in response to the determination that the additional packet has been selected for the conditional tracing, tracing a journey of the additional packet within the network device by collecting information about the additional packet's journey through a network stack of the network device; and
performing at least one action on the network device based at least in part on the information collected about the additional packet's journey through the network stack.

US Pat. No. 10,797,981

APPLICATION SPECIFIC CONNECTED SERVICE PROVISION SYSTEM

DENSO International Ameri...

1. A vehicle application enabling system comprising:a memory configured to store a maximum network latency for a vehicle application;
an initialization module configured to
receive the maximum network latency from the memory,
set a percentage of occurrences that the maximum network latency is not satisfied, a maximum false positive rate, and a maximum deviation value, and
calculate a weighting factor based on the percentage of occurrences that the maximum network latency is not satisfied, the maximum false positive rate and the maximum deviation value,
a latency evaluation module configured to implement a latency evaluation algorithm including
comparing one or more latency estimates to the maximum network latency to provide one or more samples,
updating confusion matrix statistics based on the one or more samples,
updating a probability threshold based on the maximum false positive rate,
updating weighted observations based on the weighting factor, and
determining a predicted decision based on the probability threshold; and
an application enable module configured to execute the vehicle application based on the probability threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,797,976

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR FACILITATING OBJECT ASSIGNMENTS

LIVEPERSON, INC., New Yo...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:receiving a session message, wherein the session message includes session data representing an interaction between a website and a network device;
accessing a rule for analyzing the session data, wherein the rule is associated with a weight;
applying the session data to the rule;
determining that the interaction corresponds to an interaction candidate, wherein determining includes generating a similarity parameter using the rule and multiplying the similarity parameter by the weight of the rule, and wherein a similarity parameter represents a similarity between the network device and an agent device;
selecting an agent device using the session data, wherein selecting the agent device includes evaluating the similarity parameter;
dynamically facilitating communication between the network device and the agent device, wherein the communication is dynamically facilitated in real-time;
retrieving current protocol data using the session data and the selected agent device, wherein the protocol data represents a protocol for communicating with network devices, and wherein the protocol data is continuously updated; and
transmitting the protocol data and the session data, wherein receiving the protocol data and the session data by the selected agent device further facilitates communication between the network device and the agent device.

US Pat. No. 10,797,975

APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD OF A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION MULTI-STREAM SNIFFER

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. A product comprising one or more tangible computer-readable non-transitory storage media comprising computer-executable instructions operable to, when executed by at least one processor, enable the at least one processor to cause a wireless communication multi-stream sniffer to:configure a plurality of wireless communication sniffers to sniff a respective plurality of wireless streams by configuring the plurality of wireless communication sniffers according to a respective plurality of stream configurations;
process a plurality of sniffer streams from the plurality of wireless communication sniffers, a sniffer stream from a wireless communication sniffer of the plurality of wireless communication sniffers comprising frame information of frames captured by the wireless communication sniffer according to a stream configuration of the wireless communication sniffer; and
generate a unified sniffer stream by combining the plurality of sniffer streams based on the plurality of stream configurations, wherein the instructions, when executed, cause the wireless communication multi-stream sniffer to determine a time-base based on a first stream of the plurality of sniffer streams, to determine an adjusted timestamp of a frame of a second stream of the plurality of sniffer streams based on a time correction factor for the second stream relative to the time-base, and to insert the frame of the second stream into the unified sniffer stream at a location based on the adjusted timestamp of the frame of the second stream.

US Pat. No. 10,797,972

VISUALIZATION OF ANALYSIS RESULTS OF CONTENTS

International Business Ma...

1. A computer program product for visualizing analysis results of contents, the computer program product comprising a computer readable storage medium having program code embodied therewith, the program code comprising the programming instructions for: collecting contents from communication tools using an agent program to protect privacy, wherein the communication tools allow a user to communicate with one or more users; extracting metadata from the contents, wherein the extracted metadata comprises one or more of the following: an originator, a viewer, a task identifier, a date, a reply to, and tags; analyzing the contents and the extracted metadata to obtain analysis results, wherein the analysis results comprise information on user groups, information on topics and degrees of involvement of users with the topic; and displaying for a designated period of time a graph view which shows an amount of change in communication using the analysis results.

US Pat. No. 10,797,971

DIAGNOSTIC FRAMEWORK IN COMPUTING SYSTEMS

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A diagnostic system for diagnosing performance of a monitored computing system, comprising:a processor; and
a memory operatively coupled to the processor, the memory storing computer-executable instructions executable by the processor to cause the remote diagnostic system to:
receive operational data from an analyzed computing system, the operational data representing one or more of operations, events, or system states related to the computing system;
identify an operational pattern based on the operational data, the operational pattern including a temporal sequence of the operations, events, or system states related to the analyzed computing system; and
generate data representing an operational profile of the computing system by associating an annotation with the identified operational pattern, the annotation identifying a reason, a cause, or a corrective suggestion corresponding to a violation of the operational pattern, wherein the operational profile includes the identified operational pattern and the associated annotation, and wherein the operational profile allows the annotation to be provided to identify a reason, a cause, or a corrective suggestion corresponding to a violation of the temporal sequence in the associated operational pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,797,970

INTERACTIVE HIERARCHICAL NETWORK CHORD DIAGRAM FOR APPLICATION DEPENDENCY MAPPING

CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC., ...

1. A dataflow monitoring system comprising:one or more processors; and
a memory containing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the dataflow monitoring system to generate an interactive chord chart by:
determining a grouped portion of data flows that originate from a first endpoint and terminate at a second endpoint;
displaying the interactive chord chart to include a chord with the first endpoint and the second endpoint, the chord representing the grouped portion of the data flows that originate from the first endpoint and terminate at the second endpoint;
receiving a selection of the chord or the first endpoint; and
after receiving the selection of the chord or the first endpoint, updating display of the interactive chord chart to include a set of sub-chords representing sub-groupings of data flows that originate from a set of sub-endpoints of the first endpoint.

US Pat. No. 10,797,968

AUTOMATED PROVISIONING OF RADIOS IN A VIRTUAL RADIO ACCESS NETWORK

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:at one or more processors:
obtaining a radio service descriptor defining communication parameters for a radio in a virtual Radio Access Network;
based on the radio service descriptor, determining whether a virtual distributed unit that is configured in accordance with the communication parameters and a virtual centralized unit that is configured in accordance with the communication parameters are already instantiated in the virtual Radio Access Network based at least in part on an anticipated bandwidth availability of the virtual distributed unit; and
if it is determined that the virtual distributed unit or the virtual centralized unit is not already instantiated in the virtual Radio Access Network, automatically instantiating the virtual distributed unit or the virtual centralized unit in the virtual Radio Access Network.

US Pat. No. 10,797,967

MANAGING SERVICE DEPLOYMENT

Capital One Services, LLC...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by a device, a service request,
the service request including:
data identifying a service to be deployed in a cloud computing environment, and
data identifying a version strategy to be applied to the service,
the version strategy including information designed to indicate how a version number associated with the service is to be changed,
the version strategy indicating that the service is associated with at least one change relative to a prior version of the service, and
the version strategy being one of a plurality of version strategies,
 each of the plurality of version strategies causing determination of service version numbers in a different manner;
identifying, by the device, a service template based on the service,
the service template specifying a virtual hardware configuration;
determining, by the device and based on the at least one change indicated by the version strategy, a particular version number for the service; and
deploying, by the device and based on the particular version number, the service using the virtual hardware configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,797,966

SERVICE OPERATION CHAINING

NICIRA, INC., Palo Alto,...

1. A method of specifying service operations for a data message associated with a particular machine, the method comprising:in a first option TLV (type, length, and value) portion of a Geneve tunnel header for encapsulating a data message, storing a plurality of service identifiers associated with a plurality of service machines for performing a plurality of service operations on the data message;
in a metadata second option TLV portion of the Geneve tunnel header, storing a set of metadata for use by at least a subset of one or more service machines to perform at least a subset of one or more service operations on the data message based on at least one stored metadata, wherein the first and second option TLV portions are different TLV portions of the Geneve tunnel header; and
forwarding the data message encapsulated with the Geneve tunnel header along a tunnel to a first service machine to perform a first service operation identified by the plurality of service identifiers.

US Pat. No. 10,797,964

SYSTEM EVENT NOTIFICATION SERVICE

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

5. A system, comprising:one or more processors; and
memory including instructions that, as a result of being executed by the one or more processors, cause the system to:
detect an event that impacts infrastructure of a computing resource service;
determine a customer account associated with a set of computing resources supported by the infrastructure based at least in part on a resource map included in a database, the resource map including a mapping of a set of computing resources supported by the infrastructure to the customer account;
generate event data for the customer account based at least in part on a set of preferences associated with the customer account, where a first preference of the set of preferences defines an event type and a second preference of the set of preferences defines presentation information for displaying the event data in a user interface;
provide the event data according to the set of preferences associated with the customer account;
receive a request for additional event data associated with the customer account; and
transmit a response indicating that additional event data is not available based at least in part on information obtained from the computing resource service.

US Pat. No. 10,797,963

COMPOSITION OF CUSTOM KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS FOR REAL-TIME ANALYSIS OF NETWORK TELEMETRY EVENTS

VMware, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A method for key performance indicator (“KPI”) composition, comprising:displaying, on a graphical user interface (“GUI”), events that correspond to input telemetry streams that are available in a network;
composing a KPI definition on the GUI based on:
receiving selections to define variables based on attributes of at least one of the events;
receiving input of a KPI formula that is comprised of the variables; and
receiving a selection of a function for aggregating an output of the formula; and
causing a stream processor to apply the KPI definition to create an output KPI stream, wherein the stream processor applies the KPI definition to the input telemetry streams in real-time.

US Pat. No. 10,797,913

RECIPROCITY BASED FDD FD-MIMO DL CHANNEL CSI ACQUISITION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A base station (BS) capable of wireless communications, the BS comprising:a transceiver configured to measure uplink (UL) sounding reference signals (SRSs) at a UL carrier frequency using two polarization components of an antenna array of the BS; and
a processor configured to:
determine a quantity of propagation paths between the BS and a user equipment (UE);
for each of the determined propagation paths, extract propagation parameters from the UL SRS measurements;
for each of the determined propagation paths, predict a downlink (DL) channel based on the extracted propagation parameters and a DL carrier frequency; and
generate a precoding channel matrix for the UE by summing the predicted DL channels for each of the determined propagation paths and for each of the two polarization components of the antenna array of the BS.

US Pat. No. 10,797,893

SINGLE PAIR ETHERNET MANAGEMENT INTERFACE

CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC., ...

1. A method comprising:detecting a slave device at a master device;
determining at the master device if the slave device is configured for I2C (Inter-Integrated Circuit) or SPE (Single Pair Ethernet) based on an output at the slave device; and
selecting an I2C mode of operation at the master device if the slave device is configured for I2C; or
selecting an SPE mode of operation at the master device if the slave device is configured for SPE;
wherein data and control are selected from an I2C controller at the master device in said I2C mode of operation, and said data and control are selected from a physical coding sublayer at the master device in said SPE mode of operation.

US Pat. No. 10,797,767

BEAMFORMING FOR HYBRID ANTENNA ARRAYS

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A wireless device, comprising:a hybrid antenna array configured to receive a signal transmitted by another wireless device over a wireless channel; and
a transceiver configured to update analog radio frequency precoders of a hierarchical codebook based on magnitudes of multipath components of the wireless channel, and by:
selecting a first radio frequency precoder receiving a multipath component having a maximum magnitude;
selecting a second radio frequency precoder receiving a multipath component having a minimum magnitude; and
replacing each of the first and second radio frequency precoders with a radio frequency precoder that is one level higher in die hierarchical codebook than that of the first radio frequency precoder.

US Pat. No. 10,797,763

QUANTIZATION OF CHANNEL STATE INFORMATION IN MULTIPLE ANTENNA SYSTEMS

WI-LAN INC., Ottawa (CA)...

1. A method for wireless reception by a user device comprising a multiple-antenna receiver, from a multiple-antenna transmitter, the method comprising:storing a codebook including pre-quantized channel vectors each having a length N, wherein N is a number of antennas at the transmitter, and wherein N is greater than 1; and
in a multi-user multiple input and multiple output (MIMO) mode:
transmitting one index corresponding to one of the pre-quantized channel vectors to the multiple-antenna transmitter;
receiving a signal from the multiple-antenna transmitter including data for at least two and no more than N user devices based on the transmitted index; and
recovering data from the received signal, the data transmitted using the pre-quantized vector corresponding to the index.

US Pat. No. 10,797,558

ELECTRIC RETRACTING UNIT FOR ELECTRIC RETRACTABLE VIEW DEVICE FOR VEHICLE

MURAKAMI CORPORATION, Sh...

1. An electric retracting unit for an electric retractable view device for a vehicle, the electric retracting unit comprising:a shaft configured to be oriented in a standing manner on a body of the vehicle;
a rotating part supported by the shaft so as to be rotatable in a direction around an axis of the shaft, the rotating part including a frame having an inner space and a motor holding member having a barrel; and
an electric driving mechanism that drives the rotating part to rotate in the direction around the axis of the shaft,
wherein:
the electric driving mechanism includes a motor mounted in the barrel and a power transmission mechanism that transmits a drive force of the motor to the shaft to rotate the rotating part in the direction around the axis of the shaft, thereby moving a position of the rotating part relative to the body of the vehicle to either of a retracted position and an extended position;
the power transmission mechanism being received in the inner space of the frame;
wherein the motor holding member is fixed to the frame such that an opposing surface of the motor holding member faces the inner space of the frame, wherein rotation of a motor shaft of the motor is transmitted to the power transmission mechanism;
the electric retracting unit includes a fixation structure that fixes the frame and the motor holding member to each other;
the fixation structure having at least one fixation place provided at an exterior of the barrel and positioned such that the at least one fixation place is generally provided within a cross-sectional area of the barrel as viewed from a direction parallel to the axis of the shaft;
the fixation structure comprising a fastener inserted in a direction extending from the frame and towards the motor holding member so as to fasten the frame and motor holding member to each other at the at least one fixation place; and
wherein the motor holding member and frame are capable of being fastened to each other at the at least one fixation place after the motor is mounted within the barrel.

US Pat. No. 10,797,506

DC TO AC POWER CONVERSION USING A WIRELESS POWER RECEIVER

WiTricity Corporation, W...

1. A wireless power receiver, comprising:a resonant circuit comprising a power transfer receive element configured to wirelessly receive power via a magnetic field for providing power to a battery;
a first switching circuit coupled to the resonant circuit between the power transfer receive element and the battery, the first switching circuit configured to act as an inverter and generate a first signal, based on an output from the battery in a discharging mode, at a resonant frequency of the resonant circuit, the first signal having an envelope at a first frequency; and
a second switching circuit directly coupled to the resonant circuit between the power transfer receive element and the first switching circuit, wherein the resonant circuit is configured to, during the discharging mode of the battery, bias the second switching circuit at the resonant frequency in response to the first signal, wherein the second switching circuit is configured to perform rectification and is configured to extract the envelope to generate a second signal at half of the first frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,797,400

HIGH COMPACTION RATIO REFLECTOR ANTENNA WITH OFFSET OPTICS

Eagle Technology, LLC, M...

1. A reflector system, comprising:a hoop assembly comprising a plurality of link members extending between a plurality of hinge bodies, the hoop assembly configured to automatically, passively expand between a collapsed configuration wherein the link members extend substantially parallel to one another and an expanded configuration wherein the link members define a circumferential hoop;
a collapsible mesh reflector surface secured to the hoop assembly such that when the hoop assembly is in the collapsed configuration, the reflector surface is collapsed within the hoop assembly and when the hoop assembly is in the expanded configuration, the reflector surface is expanded to a predetermined shape that is intended to concentrate RF energy in a desired pattern; and
a mast assembly including an extendible boom, wherein the hoop assembly is secured by a plurality of hoop positioning cords relative to a top portion of the boom and by a plurality of primary catenary cords to a bottom portion of the boom such that upon extension of the boom to a deployed condition, the hoop assembly is supported by the boom, wherein a central axis of the hoop assembly is substantially parallel or forms a slight angle to the central axis of the extendible boom and is offset in position relative to a central axis of the extendible boom.

US Pat. No. 10,797,392

FOLDED, THREE DIMENSIONAL (3D) ANTENNAS AND RELATED DEVICES

Sensus Spectrum, LLC, Mo...

1. A folded antenna comprising:an antenna having a fold therein,
wherein the fold in the antenna divides the antenna into fest and second radiating portions, the first radiating portion of the folded antenna being planar and the second radiating portion having a window therein and having a different shape than the first radiating portion, the shape of the second radiating portion providing a length that supports a radiating frequency of the folded antenna; and
wherein the first and second radiating portions of the folded antenna are coupled at the fold in the antenna having a predetermined angle therebetween; and
an RF feed leg and a ground leg, different from the RF feed leg, connected at a same edge of the second radiating portion having the window therein, the RF feed leg and the ground leg being spaced apart and parallel to one another.

US Pat. No. 10,797,386

ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING ANTENNA MODULE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a metal housing including one surface with an opening provided therein;
a substrate disposed inside the metal housing, the substrate having a communication circuit and a ground unit provided thereon; and
an antenna module including
a base having an upper step surface and & lower step surface arrayed m a non-overlapping manner,
an antenna pattern provided on the upper step surface, and
a ground pattern provided on the lower, step surface,
in the antenna module, the antenna pattern on the upper step surface being exposed through the opening in the one surface of the metal housing, the ground pattern on the lower step surface opposing a back side of the one surface of the metal housing,
the ground pattern on the lower step surface being electrically connected to the back side of the one surface of the metal housing and electrically connected to the ground unit on the substrate via a cable,
the ground unit on the substrate being electrically connected to the metal housing.

US Pat. No. 10,797,371

SIDE LAUNCH CONTACTLESS SIGNAL CONDUIT STRUCTURES

KEYSSA SYSTEMS, INC., Ca...

1. An air-filled dielectric conduit structure for use with a contactless communications unit (CCU) mounted to a substrate, wherein the CCU is operative to selectively transmit and receive RF signals along a first path, the conduit structure comprising:a dielectric structure comprising an RF interface region and an internal air-filled cavity, wherein the CCU is capped by the air-filled cavity, and wherein the internal air-filled cavity redirects RF signals transmitted by the CCU along the first path to the RF interface region via a second path and redirects RF signals received via the RF interface region along the second path to the CCU via the first path.

US Pat. No. 10,797,326

HIGH-TEMPERATURE PROTON EXCHANGE MEMBRANE ELECTROCHEMICAL REACTOR SUITABLE FOR LOW-TEMPERATURE STORAGE

1. An electrochemical reactor, comprising:a flow guide;
a membrane/electrode assembly;
a peripheral seal arranged between the flow guide and the membrane/electrode assembly;
wherein:
an intermediate seal arranged between the flow guide and the membrane/electrode assembly, the intermediate seal being encircled by the peripheral seal and encircling a reaction zone of the electrochemical reactor;
at least one first flow circuit for cooling fluid arranged between the peripheral seal and the intermediate seal, the flow circuit comprising:
a first flow channel extending along the peripheral seal between a first end connected to a first manifold for cooling fluid and a second end opposite to the first;
a second flow channel extending along the intermediate seal between a first end connected to a second manifold of cooling fluid and a second end opposite to the first; and
either a third flow channel connecting the respective second ends of the first and second flow channels, so that a fluid introduced at the level of the first manifold must pass through the third flow channel to return to the second manifold;
or fourth flow channels distributed along the first flow channel and connecting each first flow channel to the second flow channel, so that a fluid introduced at the level of the first manifold must pass through a fourth flow channel to return to the second manifold, the first end of the first flow channel being positioned close to the second end of the second flow channel, said fourth flow channels being configured to induce pressure losses in a fluid flow between the first and second flow channels.

US Pat. No. 10,797,318

POSITIVE ELECTRODE ACTIVE MATERIAL, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME, AND LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY CONTAINING SAME

IUCF-HYU (INDUSTRY-UNIVER...

1. A positive active material comprising:(i) lithium,
(ii) an additive metal, and
(iii) at least one of nickel, cobalt, manganese, or aluminum,
wherein the additive metal includes an element different from nickel, cobalt, manganese, and aluminum,
wherein an average content of the additive metal is less than 2 mol %,
wherein a concentration of at least one of nickel, cobalt, manganese, or aluminum is changed in a particle,
wherein the particle comprises an inner portion relatively adjacent to a center of the particle and an outer portion relatively adjacent to a surface of the particle,
wherein the positive active material includes a first crystal structure and a second crystal structure, which have different crystal systems from each other
wherein a ratio of the first crystal structure is higher than a ratio of the second crystal structure in the outer portion, and the ratio of the second crystal structure is higher than the ratio of the first crystal structure in the inner portion,
wherein the first crystal structure is a cubic crystal structure, and
wherein the second crystal structure is a trigonal or rhombohedral crystal structure.

US Pat. No. 10,797,315

ELECTROCHEMICAL DEVICE WITH NEGATIVE ELECTRODE ACTIVE MATERIAL HAVING AN FM3M SPACE GROUP

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An electrochemical device comprising:a negative electrode containing a negative electrode active material;
a positive electrode; and
an electrolyte,
wherein the negative electrode active material contains a compound represented by composition formula (1) below,
LixTiyOz   Formula (1)
where 0.4?x/y<0.6 and
x/2+3y/2?z?x/2+2y, and
the compound having a crystal structure with an Fm3m space group.

US Pat. No. 10,797,284

ELECTRIC VEHICLE BATTERY CELL WITH POLYMER FRAME FOR BATTERY CELL COMPONENTS

VOLKSWAGEN AG, Wolfsburg...

1. A battery stack comprising a first battery component comprising:a polymer frame having at least one window, the polymer frame having a first planar side and an opposite second planar side, and a window edge between the first and second planar sides;
a separator; a bipolar current collector; a first electrode contacting a first planar surface of the separator, the first electrode contacting a first planar surface of the bipolar current collector; and
a second electrode contacting a second planar surface of the separator; and
a second battery component comprising a third electrode contacting a second planar surface of the bipolar current collector, the first electrode and third electrode both being a same one of one of an anode and a cathode and the second electrode material being the other of the anode and the cathode, the separator or bipolar current collector being attached to the first planar side of the polymer frame at an attachment, the separator or bipolar current collector attached to the first planar side being unsupported on a side opposite the attachment.

US Pat. No. 10,797,248

ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT ELEMENT, LIGHTING DEVICE, AND DISPLAY DEVICE

KONICA MINOLTA, INC., To...

1. An organic electroluminescent element comprising:at least one luminous layer sandwiched between a positive electrode and a negative electrode,
wherein the luminous layer contains at least one kind of phosphorescent organometallic complex having a structure represented by Formula (1):

wherein A11 to A16 represents an aromatic hydrocarbon ring or an aromatic heterocyclic ring,
B11 to B15 represents an aromatic heterocyclic ring,
A11 and A12 each independently represent C or N,
A13 to A16 each independently represent any one of C, N, O, or S,
k1 represents an integer of 0 or 1, A14 and A15 are directly bonded to each other when k1 is 0,
Rx represents an electron withdrawing group and is a cyano group,
Ra3, Ra4, Ras, or Ra6 is not present on O or S when any one of A13 to A16 is O or S,
Ra3, Ra4, Ra5, or Ra6 is optionally not present on N when any one of A13 to A16, is N,
Ra3 to Ra6 and Rb3 to Rb4 each represent a hydrogen atom or a substituent
Rb3 and Ra3 are not joined to form a ring,
M represents iridium or platinum,
L? represents a monoanionic bidentate ligand,
n represents an integer from 1 to 3, and m represents an integer from 0 to 2.

US Pat. No. 10,797,244

COMPOUND, MATERIAL FOR ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT ELEMENT, ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT ELEMENT, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD.,...

1. A compound represented by a formula (1) below,
where:
Ar is an aromatic hydrocarbon group derived from any ring selected from the group consisting of rings represented by formulae (11a) to (11e) and optionally has a substituent,

a is 1 or 2;
a plurality of Ar are optionally the same or different;
R11 is a substituted or unsubstituted phenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted biphenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted terphenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted phenanthryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted fluorenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted pyrenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted chrysenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted fluoranthenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted benzo[a]anthryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted benzo[c]phenanthryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted triphenylenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted benzo[k]fluoranthenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted benzo[g]chrysenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted benzo[b]triphenylenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted picenyl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted perylenyl group
when R11 has a substituent, the substituent is not a heterocyclic group;
X1 represents a nitrogen atom or a carbon atom bonded with R12 (CR12);
R12 represents a hydrogen atom or a substituent;
L1 represents a linking group;
L1 as the linking group is selected from the group consisting of a substituted or unsubstituted aromatic hydrocarbon group having 6 to 12 ring carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted heterocyclic group having 5 to 30 ring atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted and linear or branched hydrocarbon group having a carbon-carbon double bond and 2 to 30 carbon atoms, and a substituted or unsubstituted and linear or branched hydrocarbon group having a carbon-carbon triple bond and 2 to 30 carbon atoms;
X2 and X3 each independently represent a nitrogen atom or a carbon atom bonded with R2 (CR2);
R1 and R2 each independently represent a hydrogen atom or a substituent;
R1 as the substituent and R2 as the substituent are each independently selected from the group consisting of a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group having 1 to 30 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted halogenated alkyl group having 1 to 30 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted alkenyl group having 2 to 30 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted alkynyl group having 2 to 30 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted aromatic hydrocarbon group having 6 to 14 ring carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted alkoxy group having 1 to 30 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted aryloxy group having 6 to 14 ring carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted alkylthio group having 1 to 30 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted arylthio group having 6 to 14 ring carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted silyl group, a nitro group, a cyano group, and a halogen atom;
R12 as the substituent is selected from the group consisting of a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group having 1 to 30 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted halogenated alkyl group having 1 to 30 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted alkenyl group having 2 to 30 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted alkynyl group having 2 to 30 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted aromatic hydrocarbon group having 6 to 14 ring carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted alkoxy group having 1 to 30 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted aryloxy group having 6 to 14 ring carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted alkylthio group having 1 to 30 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted arylthio group having 6 to 14 ring carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted silyl group, a nitro group, a cyano group, and a halogen atom;
when R12 is the substituted or unsubstituted aromatic hydrocarbon group having 6 to 14 ring carbon atoms, R12 is a substituted or unsubstituted phenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted biphenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted phenanthryl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted fluorenyl group,
when R12 is an aromatic hydrocarbon group having a substituent and 6 to 14 ring carbon atoms, the substituent is not a heterocyclic group;
m is an integer of 2 or more;
a plurality of R1 are optionally the same or different;
a plurality of R2 are optionally the same or different;
R1 and R2 are optionally bonded to each other to form a ring structure;
L2 is a linking group and L2 as the linking group is selected from the group consisting of a substituted or unsubstituted aromatic hydrocarbon group having 6 to 30 ring carbon atoms;
b is an integer of 1 to 5;
a structure parenthesized by b is optionally the same or different, and
* indicates a bonding site to L2 in the structure parenthesized by b.

US Pat. No. 10,797,199

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING LED MODULE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method of manufacturing an Light Emitting Diode (LED) module, comprising:preparing a substrate and a carrier with an LED chip thereon;
having a mask on the prepared substrate;
taking the LED chip from the carrier with a stamp;
moving the taken LED chip to face an opening of the mask;
moving the LED chip so that at least a part of the LED chip is inserted into the opening;
positioning the LED chip on the substrate by moving the LED chip so that the at least a part of the LED chip contacts a wall of the mask; and
separating the mask from the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,797,081

DISPLAY PANEL AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

HKC CORPORATION LIMITED, ...

1. A display panel, comprisinga substrate, comprising a plurality of pixel regions;
a plurality of active switches disposed on the substrate, wherein the pixel regions are disposed on the active switches, the active switches are corresponding to each of the pixel regions, respectively, and each of the active switch comprises: an insulating layer comprising at least two thin film layers, the at least two thin film layers are formed by chemical vapor deposition process with a predetermined thickness;
wherein each of the active switch comprises a gate electrode layer disposed on the substrate, the insulating layer is disposed on the gate electrode layer,
wherein an amorphous silicon layer is disposed on the insulating layer, the amorphous silicon layer comprises two thin film layers respectively being a first amorphous silicon thin film layer and a second amorphous silicon thin film layer, the second amorphous silicon thin film layer is disposed immediately in contact with the insulating layer and the first amorphous silicon thin film layer is arranged on the second amorphous silicon thin film layer and a thickness of the first amorphous silicon thin film layer is larger than a thickness of the second amorphous silicon thin film layer.

US Pat. No. 10,796,925

CERAMIC CIRCUIT SUBSTRATE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

Denka Company Limited, T...

1. A ceramic circuit substrate for a power module comprising a metal circuit, a ceramic substrate, a weir part comprising a first insulating resin and an insulating part comprising a second insulating resin,wherein the metal circuit and the ceramic substrate are bonded;
the weir part is formed on a main surface of the metal circuit and is formed in a band shape along an edge of the metal circuit;
the insulating part is provided to at least one selected from the group consisting of an outer peripheral part of the metal circuit and between the metal circuits; and
the weir part and the insulating part are provided independently so as not to contact each other.

US Pat. No. 10,796,760

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR WRITING TO A MEMORY CELL OF A MEMORY

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A device for writing to a memory, comprising a current mirror circuit including a first transistor and a second transistor, a source current circuit, and a voltage-generating circuit; wherein:the first transistor has a gate terminal and a source/drain terminal that are both coupled to a memory cell of the memory through a source line of the memory;
the second transistor has a gate terminal coupled to the first transistor's gate terminal;
the second transistor has a source/drain terminal coupled to the current source circuit via a node;
the voltage-generating circuit is selectively coupled to the current mirror circuit based on a write detect voltage at the node; and
the voltage-generating circuit is configured to apply a write voltage to the memory through the current mirror circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,796,745

TEMPERATURE INFORMED MEMORY REFRESH

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. A memory system comprising:a memory component; and
a processing device, communicatively coupled to the memory component when in operation, the processing device performing operations comprising:
sorting, based on temperature data, a memory component element above other memory component elements in the memory component, the temperature data comprising a write temperature counter that is updated in response to a memory component write performed on the memory component element under an extreme temperature outside of a defined temperature window, the sorting comprising generating, based on at least the write temperature counter, a sort-value that is compared against one or more sort-values calculated for the other memory component elements; and
performing a refresh on the memory component element in response to the sorting.

US Pat. No. 10,796,739

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

SK hynix Inc., Icheon-si...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a first internal command generation circuit configured to generate a first delay command using a first external command, a first clock, a second clock, and a first delay control signal, wherein the second clock includes a phase advancing that of the first clock by a delay time of an on die termination (ODT) path; and
a second internal command generation circuit configured to generate a second delay command using a second external command, the first clock, a third clock and a second delay control signal, wherein the third clock includes a phase advancing that of the first clock by a delay time of a clock path.

US Pat. No. 10,796,738

PRIORITY BASED BACKUP IN NONVOLATILE LOGIC ARRAYS

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A computing device comprising:a non-volatile logic element array;
a volatile storage element configured to store data associated with a machine state of the computing device, wherein the volatile storage element includes:
a flip-flop having a first data input, a second data input, a clock input, and an output;
a master latch having an input and an output, the input of the master latch coupled to the first data input of the flip-flop; and
a slave latch having a first input, a second input, a third input, and a fourth input, the first input coupled to the output of the master latch, the second input coupled to the second data input of the flip-flop, the third input coupled to the clock input of the flip-flop, and a fourth input coupled to an inverse of the clock input of the flip-flop;
a controller coupled to the non-volatile logic element array and volatile storage element, the controller configured to:
identify a portion of data on the volatile storage element for use in a test mode; and
store the identified portion of data in the non-volatile logic element array.

US Pat. No. 10,796,704

SPATIAL AUDIO SIGNAL DECODER

DTS, Inc., Calabasas, CA...

1. An audio signal decoder comprising:a processor and a non-transitory computer readable medium operably coupled thereto, the non-transitory computer readable medium comprising a plurality of instructions stored in association therewith that are accessible to, and executable by, the processor, where the plurality of instructions comprises:
instructions that, when executed, receive an input spatial audio signal having an input spatial format, the input spatial format comprising multiple channels, each channel having a corresponding directivity pattern, the input spatial audio signal comprising an active spatial audio signal component and a passive spatial audio signal component;
instructions that, when executed, determine a number of directional audio sources represented in the input spatial audio signal having the input spatial format and determine a direction of arrival for each of the determined number of directional audio sources represented in the input spatial audio signal having the input spatial format;
instructions that when executed, determine one of the active input spatial audio signal component and the passive input spatial audio signal component, based upon the number and directions of arrival of the directional audio sources represented in the input spatial audio signal;
instructions that when executed, determine the other of the active input spatial audio signal component and the passive input spatial audio signal component, based upon the one of the active input spatial audio signal component and the passive input spatial audio signal component;
instructions that when executed, decode the active input spatial audio signal component having the input spatial format, to a first output signal having a first output format;
instructions that when executed, decode the passive input spatial audio signal component having the input spatial format, to a second output signal having a second output format.

US Pat. No. 10,796,682

QUIET ZONE FOR HANDSFREE MICROPHONE

FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES,...

11. A voice recognition control system in a vehicle, comprising:a microphone mounted in a fixed location in a passenger cabin;
a pair of speakers each peripherally mounted within 4 inches of the microphone;
a noise sensor outside the cabin configured to characterize intrusive noises into the cabin; and
an active noise cancellation controller responsive to the noise sensor for generating anti-noise in a range from 200 Hz to 3 kHz output by the speakers establishing a quiet zone only within the periphery and centered on the microphone and not including any occupant of the cabin; and
a voice recognizer coupled to the microphone to process an audio signal generated by the microphone to detect commands spoken by a user within the passenger cabin.

US Pat. No. 10,796,651

DRIVING METHOD AND DEVICE OF DISPLAY PANEL, AND DISPLAY DEVICE

Chongqing HKC Optoelectro...

1. A driving method of display panel, wherein the display panel comprises a display array, the display array comprises pixel units arranged in an array, the pixel unit is alternately arranged by a first pixel unit and a second pixel unit, wherein the first pixel unit and the second pixel unit are high and low voltages with different polarities respectively;wherein the driving method comprises:
taking a time duration of scanning at least three adjacent columns of pixel unit as a driving period, driving a common electrode of each sub-pixel of the pixel unit with a preset voltage in a current driving period;
if the preset voltage is a negative polarity driving voltage, driving the high voltage sub-pixels of the pixel unit with a positive polarity and driving the low voltage sub-pixels of the pixel unit with a negative polarity, wherein the preset voltage is a negative polarity driving voltage means that the preset voltage is less than a reference voltage;
inverting the preset voltage periodically when a received data driving signal input by a data driving circuit is inverted; and
if the inverted preset voltage is a positive polarity driving voltage, driving the high voltage sub-pixels of pixel unit with a negative polarity, and driving the low voltage sub-pixels of the pixel unit with a positive polarity, wherein the inverted preset voltage is a positive polarity driving voltage means that the inverted preset voltage is larger than the reference voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,796,638

DISPLAY DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, ...

1. A display device comprising:a pixel circuit having a first drive transistor and a light emitting element;
a data line connected to the pixel circuit;
a drive circuit that drives the data line; and
a first capacitor that is provided between an output node of the drive circuit and the data line, such that the data line, the first capacitor and the output node of the drive circuit are connected in series, wherein:
the drive circuit outputs a constant current to the output node during a driving period, a length of which is set according to display data;
the drive circuit includes:
a second drive transistor;
a compensation circuit that compensates a variation of a threshold voltage of the second drive transistor; and
a first transistor that is provided between the output node and the second drive transistor, the first transistor being in an ON state during the driving period;
one end of the first capacitor is connected to the data line;
another end of the first capacitor is connected to the first transistor in the drive circuit; and
the compensation circuit includes:
a second transistor that is provided between a gate and a drain of the second drive transistor; and
a second capacitor provided between the gate of the second drive transistor and a node of a reference voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,796,621

METHOD FOR PROCESSING DATA, DISPLAY DEVICE AND COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

Chongqing HKC Optoelectro...

1. A method for processing data, wherein the method for processing data comprises the following steps:acquiring color data of a display device, and reading a gray scale data of the color data in a first preset format;
reading the gray scale data of the color data in the first preset format and a second preset format after the display device enters white tracking adjustment;
wherein a data reading formula of the second preset format is Dwt=a*Dm+d, a is a constant larger than 1, d<0, Dwt is the gray scale data after entering the white tracking, Dm is the gray scale data represented in the first format, a storage space occupied by the gray scale data after entering the white tracking Dwt is smaller than a storage space occupied by the gray scale data represented in the first format Dm.

US Pat. No. 10,796,561

COGNITIVE SAFETY ALERT GENERATION

International Business Ma...

1. A computer program product for determining a cognitive safety alert, the computer program product comprising a computer readable storage medium having program instructions embodied therewith that when executed by a processor cause the processor to: receive internal data points from a plurality of sensors, wherein the plurality of sensors are configured proximate to the person and configured to send the internal data points comprising one or more of voice data, image data, position data, fingerprint data, or biological data associated with at least one of the person, a mobile electronic device proximate to the person, or surroundings of the person, and activation status and battery level information of the mobile electronic device, the internal data points including at least situational data and biological data; receive external data points; compare the internal data points to the external data points and to a profile of a person; analyze the internal data points, the external data points, the profile of the person, and a result of the comparison by applying weighting rules to determine at least one weighted value, where the weighted value is determined according to a first cognitive dimension of an emotional and biological condition of the person and a second cognitive dimension of a situational and contextual condition surrounding the person; compare the weighted value to a configurable threshold value; and provide an alert when the weighted value exceeds the threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,796,538

CHANGE MACHINE, MONEY HANDLING SYSTEM, CASH REGISTER, AND MONEY HANDLING METHOD

Glory LTD., Himeji-shi, ...

1. A money handling system in which a cash register and a change machine having a storing unit for storing therein money are communicably connected to each other, comprising:a number of transactions calculating unit that calculates a number of transactions for which change can be dispensed based on a number of pieces of money of each denomination stored in the storing unit, a number of pieces of money of each denomination estimated as a necessary change money for one transaction, and a number of pieces of money of which denomination is smaller than a particular denomination and which is used in substitute for money of the particular denomination when performing substitute dispensing to dispense an amount of the money of the particular denomination; and
an informing unit that provides information regarding the number of transactions calculated by the number of transactions calculating unit.

US Pat. No. 10,796,431

TARGETED DEPOSITION OF DENTAL CARE COMPOUNDS

TCMS Transparent Beauty, ...

1. A computer-implemented method executed by one or more processors for selectively applying a dental care agent (DCA) to an area of a mouth, the method comprising:receiving, by the one or more processors, an image of the area of the mouth;
identifying, within the image, a feature of interest;
determining, by the one or more processors, an actual reflectance and an actual topology of the feature of interest;
determining, by the one or more processors, a desired reflectance and a desired topology of the feature of interest;
calculating, by the one or more processors, an amount of DCA to be applied to a portion of the feature of interest based on comparing the actual reflectance to the desired reflectance and the actual topology to the desired topology; and
causing, by the one or more processors, the calculated amount of DCA to be applied to the portion of the feature of interest.

US Pat. No. 10,796,176

PERSONAL EMOTIONAL PROFILE GENERATION FOR VEHICLE MANIPULATION

Affectiva, Inc., Boston,...

1. A computer-implemented method for cognitive state analysis comprising:obtaining cognitive state data from an individual within a vehicle, wherein the cognitive state data is extracted, using one or more processors, from facial images of the individual that are captured as the individual responds to stimuli;
analyzing the cognitive state data extracted from facial images to produce cognitive state information;
developing norms for the individual;
categorizing, using one or more processors, the cognitive state information against a personal emotional profile for the individual; and
manipulating the vehicle, based on the cognitive state information, the categorizing, and the stimuli.

US Pat. No. 10,796,143

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM

FUJI XEROX CO., LTD., Mi...

1. An information processing apparatus comprising:at least one processor configured to execute:
a first extracting unit that extracts a position of a character entry box in an input image;
a recognizing unit that recognizes a character string written in the character entry box;
a calculating unit that calculates recognition accuracy of each of characters of the character string recognized by the recognizing unit;
a first detector that detects that a value based on the recognition accuracy is equal to or larger than a preset threshold value;
a second extracting unit that extracts a position of a circumscribed rectangle for each of the characters of the character string in the input image;
a second detector that detects contact of the circumscribed rectangle with the character entry box; and
a display configured to display the character string to be corrected using a result of detection by the first detector and a result of detection by the second detector,
wherein the calculating unit calculates the recognition accuracy of each of characters of the character string recognized by the recognizing unit only if the second detector detects that the circumscribed rectangle is not in contact with the character entry box.

US Pat. No. 10,796,078

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATED TAXONOMY CONCEPT REPLACEMENT IN AN XBRL DOCUMENT

WORKIVA INC., Ames, IA (...

1. A method of performing XBRL extension taxonomy concept replacement in an XBRL document that includes a plurality of XBRL tags, a plurality of XBRL base taxonomy concepts (base TCs) of an XBRL base taxonomy, and a plurality of XBRL extension taxonomy concept (extension TCs) of an XBRL extension taxonomy, wherein the XBRL extension taxonomy is based on the XBRL base taxonomy, the method comprising:analyzing, by a processor, the XBRL document to identity an XBRL extension TC of the plurality XBRL extension TCs that duplicates the functionality of at least one of the plurality of XBRL base TCs, wherein the analyzing comprises:
identifying an extension extended linkrole (ELR) in the XBRL extension taxonomy that includes the identified XBRL extension TC;
determining a base ELR to the XBRL base taxonomy that matches the extension ELR;
determining an XBRL base TC in the base ELR that matches the identified XBRL extension TC; and
reducing a number of the plurality of XBRL extension TCs in the XBRL document from a first amount to a second amount by replacing, by the processor, the identified XBRL extension TC with the XBRL base TC in the base ELR,
wherein determining the base ELR in the XBRL base taxonomy that matches the extension ELR comprises determining that the base ELR has an edit distance of less than a threshold when compared to the extension ELR, and
wherein the base ELR is used to define relationships between concepts of the plurality of XBRL base TCs, and the extension ELR is used to define relationships between a concept of the plurality XBRL extension TCs and a concept of the plurality of XBRL base TCs.

US Pat. No. 10,795,930

DRIVER JUKEBOX SYSTEM

LYFT, INC., San Francisc...

1. A system comprising:at least one processor; and
a non-transitory computer readable medium comprising instructions that, when executed by the at least one processor, cause the system to:
receive a transportation request from a requester device;
determine a provider device to service the transportation request;
identify provider music preferences associated with the provider device and requester music preferences associated with the requester device;
determine common music preferences based on the provider music preferences and the requester music preferences;
generate a music playlist based on the common music preferences; and
provide, to the provider device, an indication to play the music playlist based on detecting that transportation has started for the transportation request.

US Pat. No. 10,795,655

PROVISIONING OF SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS ON EDGE DEVICES IN AN INTERNET-OF-THINGS ENVIRONMENT

Siemens Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A method of provisioning a software application on edge devices in an Internet-of-Things (IoT) environment, the method comprising:generating, by a processor, a plurality of simulation instances capable of simulating behavior of the software application on one or more edge devices in the IoT environment, wherein each simulation instance of the plurality of simulation instances is configured with a unique resource configuration;
processing the software application on each simulation instance of the plurality of simulation instances using data from a plant; and
computing an optimum resource configuration associated with the software application based on processing of the software application on the plurality of simulation instances, wherein the computing of the optimum resource configuration comprises:
determining at least one simulation instance from the plurality of simulation instances on which the behavior of the software application is satisfactory; and
determining the unique resource configuration associated with the determined simulation instance, wherein the unique resource configuration is the optimum resource configuration which indicates least resources required for executing the software application on the one or more edge devices.

US Pat. No. 10,795,634

METHOD, APPARATUS, AND MOBILE TERMINAL FOR SCREEN MIRRORING

ZHEJIANG GEELY HOLDING GR...

1. A screen mirroring method applied to a mobile terminal, comprising:establishing a connection to at least one second screen terminal;
receiving an operation command;
transmitting one of multimedia files and image signals of the mobile terminal to a corresponding second screen terminal according to the operation command, to make the multimedia files or the image signals be instantly displayed on the corresponding second screen terminal;
wherein the step of transmitting one of multimedia files and image signals of the mobile terminal to a corresponding second screen terminal according to the operation command comprises:
receiving a character information sent by the second screen terminal, the character information comprising a calculation data and a storage data of the second screen terminal;
determining whether the calculation data of the second screen terminal exceeds a first predetermined value or not, and whether the storage data of the second screen terminal exceeds a second predetermined value or not;
transmitting the multimedia files to the corresponding second screen terminal according to the operation command when the calculation data of the second screen terminal does not exceed the first predetermined value and the storage data of the second screen terminal does not exceed the second predetermined value;
transmitting the image signals to the corresponding second screen terminal according to the operation command when the calculation data of the second screen terminal exceeds the first predetermined value; and
transmitting the image signals to the corresponding second screen terminal according to the operation command when the storage data of the second screen terminal exceeds the second predetermined value.

US Pat. No. 10,795,601

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR STORAGE SYSTEM

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A method for a Network Attached Storage (NAS) system, comprising:replicating, through a first replication process, data in a first storage device to a second storage device to obtain a data replica;
replicating, through a second replication process, metadata of the data from the first storage device to the second storage device to obtain a first metadata replica, wherein the metadata of the data comprises a file system and a snapshot;
replicating, in the second storage device through a third replication process, the first metadata replica to obtain a second metadata replica, at least in part by replicating a first LUN containing the first metadata replica in the second storage device to a second LUN in the second storage device, wherein the second metadata replica is enabled to be used while the first replication process continues processing;
in response to the first storage device becoming unavailable, performing data recovery to recreate a NAS object in the second storage device based on the data replica and the second metadata replica, at least in part by reading the second metadata replica from the second LUN in the second storage device, to seamlessly provide a NAS service to at least one NAS client from the second storage device in response to recreating the NAS object in the second storage device based on the data replica and the second metadata replica;
ceasing the third replication process during the data recovery; and
performing both the first replication process and the second replication process during the data recovery, while reading the second metadata replica from the second LUN in the second storage device, such that a data change in the data in the first storage device during the data recovery is acquired in the data replica at the second storage device.

US Pat. No. 10,795,501

TOUCH APPARATUS

ITE Tech. Inc., Hsinchu ...

1. A touch apparatus comprising:first touch electrodes, wherein each of the first touch electrodes has first edges and a first side edge, a first acute angle is included by the first edges, and the first side edge is connected to the first edges and is disposed opposite to the first acute angle, and the first side edge is an arc-shaped edge;
second touch electrodes, wherein each of the second touch electrodes has second edges and a second side edge, a second acute angle is included by the second edges, the second side edge is connected to the second edges and is disposed opposite to the second acute angle, and the second side edge is an arc-shaped edge; and
a peripheral electrode disposed outside the first touch electrodes and the second touch electrodes wherein a shape of the peripheral electrode is different from a shape of each of the first touch electrodes and a shape of each of the second touch electrodes, and the peripheral electrode has an arc-shaped edge;
wherein the first side edge of the first touch electrodes, the second side edge of the second touch electrodes and the arc-shaped edge of the peripheral electrode are arranged in a circle or a quasi-circle to define a circular touch area or a quasi-circular touch area, and
the first touch electrodes and the second touch electrodes are alternately arranged along a vertical axis of the circular touch area or on a vertical axis of the quasi-circular touch area, and the first acute angles of the first touch electrodes and the second acute angles of the second touch electrodes are respectively located on two sides of the vertical axis of the circular touch area or on two sides of the vertical axis of the quasi-circular touch area.

US Pat. No. 10,795,483

TOUCH DISPLAY DEVICE, TOUCH CIRCUIT, AND DRIVING METHOD

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

1. A touch display device comprising:a display panel including a plurality of data lines, a plurality of gate lines, a plurality of touch electrodes, and a plurality of touch routing lines which are disposed on a substrate, wherein the display panel further includes an active area configured to display an image, and a non-active area which is outer to the active area; and
a touch circuit configured to sense at least one of the plurality of touch electrodes,
wherein the display panel further includes:
a plurality of subpixels including a light emitting element including a pixel electrode, a light emitting layer, a common electrode, and a driving transistor to drive the light emitting element; and
an encapsulation layer disposed on the common electrode,
wherein the plurality of touch electrodes are disposed on the encapsulation layer, and the plurality of touch routing lines are disposed along an inclined surface of the encapsulation layer, and electrically connected to a plurality of touch pads disposed in the non-active area,
wherein the touch circuit includes an operational amplifier having a first input terminal for inputting a reference voltage, a second input terminal connected to a sensing target touch electrode, and an output terminal for outputting an output voltage, and
wherein a common voltage applied to the common electrode and the reference voltage inputted to the first input terminal of the operational amplifier are synchronized with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,795,461

SENSOR PANEL

Wacom Co., Ltd., Saitama...

1. A sensor panel overlaid on a display apparatus and connected to an integrated circuit that detects a position of an active pen in an active region of the display apparatus, the sensor panel comprising:a plurality of first electrodes that extend in a first direction, wherein the first electrodes are arranged side by side in a second direction different from the first direction, and are connected to the integrated circuit by a plurality first routing wires that are different from each other; and
a plurality of second electrodes that extend in the second direction, wherein the second electrodes are arranged side by side in the first direction, and are connected to the integrated circuit by a plurality second routing wires that are different from each other, wherein:
the first electrodes include two first outer electrodes that are located at outermost edges of the first electrodes and a plurality of first inner electrodes disposed between the two first outer electrodes,
a width of one or more of the two first outer electrodes in the second direction is smaller than a width of each of the first inner electrodes in the second direction,
one or more of the two first outer electrodes covers an outer periphery of the active region, and
at least one of the two first outer electrodes is arranged such that a center position of each of the at least one of the two first outer electrodes in the second direction overlaps one or more portions of only the outer periphery of the active region that extend in the first direction or is arranged outside the one or more portions of only the outer periphery of the active region that extend in the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,795,425

VERY LOW POWER MICROCONTROLLER SYSTEM

Ambiq Micro, Inc., Austi...

1. A microcontroller system comprising:low threshold voltage transistors;
high threshold voltage transistors having a threshold voltage greater than the low threshold voltage transistors;
a processing core having low threshold voltage transistors and operable at a first voltage;
a first memory block having high threshold voltage transistors and operable at a second voltage higher than the first voltage;
a peripheral circuit operable at a third voltage; and
a power control module operable at a fourth voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,795,396

ELECTRONIC DEVICE PROVIDING A TEMPERATURE SENSOR OR A CURRENT SOURCE DELIVERING A TEMPERATURE INDEPENDENT CURRENT

STMicroelectronics SA, M...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a circuit module having a first output terminal that is configured to deliver a positive temperature coefficient output voltage;
wherein the circuit module comprises:
a thermistor having a first MOS transistor configured to operate in weak inversion mode and have a negative temperature coefficient drain-source resistance and whose source is coupled to said first output terminal, and
a current source having a control terminal coupled to the first output terminal and configured to impose a drain-source current of the first MOS transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,795,379

FLIGHT CONTROL METHOD AND FLIGHT CONTROL APPARATUS FOR AIRCRAFT

TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZ...

1. A method for flight control, comprising:obtaining, by flight control circuitry in a first aircraft, a first flight control instruction and a flight parameter that are sent by a mobile terminal device, the flight parameter being indicative of a preset flight altitude;
in response to the first flight control instruction, controlling, by the flight control circuitry, the first aircraft to fly to the preset flight altitude;
detecting, by the flight control circuitry, existence of a second aircraft within a surrounding of the first aircraft; and
in response to the existence of the second aircraft within the surrounding of the first aircraft being detected,
obtaining a flight direction of the second aircraft, and
adjusting, by the flight control circuitry, a flight posture of the first aircraft according to the flight direction of the second aircraft to cause the first aircraft to fly along with the second aircraft.

US Pat. No. 10,795,378

REMOTE TOKEN-BASED CONTROL OF AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, via a user interface, input from an entity that selects parameters associated with issuing at least one remote control command to multiple autonomous vehicles, wherein the entity is authorized to issue remote control commands to the multiple autonomous vehicles serviced in an evolved multimedia broadcast multicast services (eMBMS) synchronization area;
generating, by a network device, an autonomous vehicle control token based on the selected parameters; and
transmitting, via a communication interface, the autonomous vehicle control token, via a plurality of multicast bearers associated with evolved Node Bs (eNBs) of the eMBMS synchronization area in a wireless network, to the multiple autonomous vehicles over a same multicast channel.

US Pat. No. 10,795,377

METHOD FOR AUTONOMOUSLY CONTROLLING SPEED OF COMPONENTS AND FUNCTIONS OF A ROBOT

AI Incorporated, Toronto...

1. A robot, comprising:a main brush;
a peripheral brush;
a first actuator;
a first sensor, wherein the first sensor is an optical sensor;
one or more processors communicatively coupled to the first actuator and to the first sensor; and
memory storing instructions that when executed by at least some of the one or more processors effectuate operations comprising:
determining a first location of the robot in a working environment;
obtaining, with the first sensor, first data indicative of an environmental characteristic of the first location;
adjusting a first operational parameter of the first actuator based on the sensed first data, wherein the adjusting is configured to cause the first operational parameter to be in a first adjusted state while the robot is at the first location; and
forming or updating a debris map of the working environment based on data output by the first sensor or another sensor configured to sense debris on a floor of the working environment over a plurality of cleaning sessions, wherein:
the first actuator or another actuator is configured to drive the main brush or the peripheral brush;
the peripheral brush comprises a plurality of arms; and
at least some of the arms comprise bristles extending from the respective arm, the bristles being secured to one another with stitching using one or more of the following techniques: stitching a line across the bristles in a direction perpendicular to the length of the bristles, stitching two lines in opposite directions diagonally across the width of the bristles, or stitching a crisscross pattern across the bristles in a direction perpendicular to the length of the bristles, wherein the one or more techniques prevents bristles from being forcibly plucked during operation of the robot.

US Pat. No. 10,795,376

AUTOMATIC DRIVING CONTROL APPARATUS

SUBARU CORPORATION, Toky...

1. An automatic driving control apparatus comprising:an outside environment recognizer configured to recognize an outside environment of a vehicle;
a traveling information detector configured to detect traveling information of the vehicle;
a positioning device configured to perform positioning of the vehicle;
a map information output device configured to store map information including information on a road shape; and
a controller configured to execute an automatic driving control of the vehicle on a basis of one or more of a result of the recognition of the outside environment, the traveling information, a result of the positioning, and the map information, wherein
upon the execution of the automatic driving control, the controller determines, on a basis of the result of the positioning and the map information, presence or absence of a tollgate within a predetermined distance, from the vehicle, on a road on which the vehicle travels,
the controller makes a transition in an operation mode of the vehicle from a regular traveling mode to a tollgate passing mode, on one of a condition that the presence of the tollgate is determined within the predetermined distance from the vehicle and an increase in width of the road is recognized on a basis of the result of the recognition of the outside environment, and a condition that the presence of the tollgate is determined within the predetermined distance from the vehicle and the width of the road becomes unrecognizable on the basis of the result of the recognition of the outside environment, and
when the operation mode of the vehicle is set to the tollgate passing mode, the controller sets a first target path on a basis of one or both of first position information of the tollgate and second position information of the tollgate, and controls each of a traveling speed of the vehicle and a steering angle of the vehicle to thereby cause the vehicle to travel along the first target path, the first target path being a target path along which the vehicle is to pass through the tollgate, the first position information being recognized on the basis of the result of the recognition of the outside environment, the second position information being determined on a basis of the map information.

US Pat. No. 10,795,375

NAVIGATING A VEHICLE BASED ON PREDICTIVE AGGRESSION OF OTHER VEHICLE

MOBILEYE VISION TECHNOLOG...

1. A navigation system for a host vehicle, the system comprising:at least one processing device programmed to:
receive, from a camera, a plurality of images representative of an environment of the host vehicle;
analyze the plurality of images to identify a target vehicle in the environment of the host vehicle;
analyze the plurality of images to identify in the environment of the host vehicle at least one obstacle to the target vehicle;
determine, based on analysis of the plurality of images, at least one navigational characteristic of the target vehicle relative to the at least one identified obstacle to the target vehicle;
determine, based on the identified at least one navigational characteristic, a navigational action for the host vehicle; and
cause at least one adjustment of a navigational actuator of the host vehicle in response to the determined navigational action.

US Pat. No. 10,795,374

VEHICLE CONTROL DEVICE

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

1. A vehicle control device configured to carry out a travel control for a host vehicle at least partially automatically, comprising:a processing unit that executes programs stored in a storage device, the processing unit comprising:
a peripheral image acquisition unit configured to acquire peripheral image data including a lane marking on a road in a travel direction of the host vehicle;
a lane marking recognition unit configured to recognize the lane marking from the image data; and
a specified region determining unit configured to determine, within the image data, presence or absence of a specified region where continuity of the road is interrupted due to a shape of the road including a closer uphill slope, a downhill slope, and a farther uphill slope, the farther uphill slope being great enough to be acquired by the peripheral image acquisition unit;
wherein, in a case that the specified region exists, the lane marking recognition unit performs recognition of the lane marking on a side closer to the host vehicle than the specified region,
the specified region determining unit determines as the specified region a region within the image data in which the lane marking of a travel lane of the host vehicle is shifted inward in a lateral direction midway therealong, due to the downhill slope.

US Pat. No. 10,795,373

INSPECTION ROBOT HAVING A NUMBER OF HORIZONTALLY DISPLACED SENSOR SLEDS

Gecko Robotics, Inc., Pi...

1. A system, comprising:an inspection robot comprising a plurality of payloads;
a plurality of arms, wherein each of the plurality of arms is pivotally mounted to one of the plurality of payloads;
a plurality of sleds, wherein each sled is mounted to one of the plurality of arms;
a plurality of inspection sensors, each of the inspection sensors coupled to one of the plurality of sleds such that each sensor is operationally couplable to an inspection surface; and
wherein the plurality of sleds are horizontally distributed on the inspection surface at selected horizontal positions, and wherein each of the arms is horizontally moveable relative to the corresponding payload.

US Pat. No. 10,795,372

AUTOMATIC END OF ROW TURNING CONTROL SYSTEM FOR A WORK VEHICLE BY LEARNING FROM OPERATOR

1. An automatic turning control system for a work vehicle having a ground engaging traction device directed by a manual steering device, the control system comprising:a traction device angle sensor configured to generate an angle signal representative of an angle of the traction device with respect to an axis of the work vehicle,
a control system including a default end of row turn template and an electronic control unit (ECU) operatively connected to the traction device angle sensor, wherein the ECU is configured to generate a manual end of row turn, the manual end of row turn including data and steering direction, the manual end of row turn generated in response to a manual command provided by an operator through a manually controlled steering device and representing a manually driven end of row turn of the work vehicle based on the operator's manual command including the angle signal and which is configured to generate a learned end of row turn based on the manually driven end of row turn, wherein the ECU is configured to: i) generate a plurality of learned end of row turns; ii) store in a memory each one of the plurality of learned end of row turns as a valid learned end of row turn template if the learned turn is determined to be a valid learned end of row turn; iii) abandoning learned end of row turns that are not valid learned end of row turns; and iv) replacing the default end of row turn template with one of the valid learned end of row turn templates; and
a vehicle guidance system operatively connected to the ECU and configured to automatically direct the work vehicle along one or more of the plurality of valid learned end of row turns, using the learned end of row turn template.

US Pat. No. 10,795,371

VEHICLE CONTROL DEVICE, VEHICLE CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

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

1. A vehicle control device comprising:a processor that executes computer-executable components stored on a memory, the computer-executable components comprising:
a recognition unit configured to recognize surrounding vehicles of a subject vehicle;
a potential setting unit configured to set an induced potential based on a road area and a target object potential area based on the surrounding vehicles recognized by the recognition unit for a plurality of separate areas acquired by dividing the road area, and to differently set the induced potential and the target object potential area in accordance with a determination of whether the subject vehicle or the surrounding vehicles are running in a predetermined running environment,
wherein
the potential setting unit is configured to, in response to determining that the predetermined running environment is a curved road:
offset, relative to a case in which the predetermined running environment is not the curved road, a position of the induced potential in a direction away from an opposing lane, and
increase, relative to the case in which the predetermined running environment is not the curved road, the target object potential area on a side of the opposing vehicle directed toward the subject vehicle based on a curvature of the curved road;
a locus generating unit configured to generate a future running locus of the subject vehicle based on the induced potential and the target object potential area; and
a control unit configured to control operation of the subject vehicle based on the future running locus.

US Pat. No. 10,795,370

TRAVEL ASSIST APPARATUS

SUBARU CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A travel assist apparatus comprising:a detector configured to at least recognize, on a basis of a road sign in an image, an own vehicle traveling lane and one or two own vehicle adjacent lanes, and detect lane information including information regarding relative positions, of the own vehicle traveling lane and all of the one or two own vehicle adjacent lanes, with respect to an own vehicle in a vehicle width direction, the image being captured by an imaging unit that captures a front region of the own vehicle, the own vehicle traveling lane being a lane in which the own vehicle is traveling, the one or two own vehicle adjacent lanes each being a lane adjacent to the own vehicle traveling lane;
a calculator configured to calculate rear lane shape information on a basis of a lane information group and a traveling trajectory of the own vehicle, the lane information group including a plurality of pieces of the lane information detected on a basis of a plurality of images captured by the imaging unit successively during a data acquisition period, the data acquisition period being a predetermined period from a current time to a certain time in past, the traveling trajectory of the own vehicle being a trajectory of traveling of the own vehicle during the data acquisition period and being calculated on a basis of a result of detection of both a vehicle speed of the own vehicle and a yaw rate of the own vehicle during the data acquisition period, the rear lane shape information including information regarding shapes of the own vehicle traveling lane and all of the one or two own vehicle adjacent lanes in a section that covers from a current position of the own vehicle to a rear position, the rear position being located in a rear region of the own vehicle and is away from the current position of the own vehicle by a predetermined distance;
a first determining unit configured to determine which of the own vehicle traveling lane and all of the one or two own vehicle adjacent lanes another vehicle is traveling in, on a basis of a comparison between the rear lane shape information and a relative position of the other vehicle with respect to the own vehicle, the relative position of the other vehicle with respect to the own vehicle being detected by a radar unit having a recognizable range covering the rear region of the own vehicle; and
a second determining unit configured to determine whether a lane change of the own vehicle is performable, on a basis of information indicating a result of the determination made by the first determining unit, a relative speed of the other vehicle with respect to the own vehicle, and a separation distance from the other vehicle to the own vehicle, the relative speed and the separation distance being detected by the radar unit.

US Pat. No. 10,795,369

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A VEHICLE

AUTONOMOUS SOLUTIONS INC....

1. A method comprising:receiving an original path plan for an autonomous vehicle that includes a first path element and a second path element tangentially connected to the first path element at a transition connection point;
identifying an initial connection point along the first path element;
identifying a final connection point along the second path element;
calculating a drivable path plan based on the initial connection point along the first path and the final connection point along the second path; and
selecting a clothoid spline that minimizes lateral acceleration of the autonomous vehicle as the autonomous vehicle executes the driveable path plan.

US Pat. No. 10,795,368

MOVER SYSTEM

Dexterity, Inc., Redwood...

1. A mover system for transporting objects from a start point to an end point, the mover system comprising:a plurality of rollers for supporting a mover thereon, wherein each roller is coupled to at least one motorized rotary servomotor that operates to drive said roller to move said mover such that it follows a predefined path; and
a master controller that operates to transmit motion commands to said servomotors,
wherein said master controller further operates to determine a calculated position of said mover and transmits motion commands that modify the operation of said at least one motorized rotary servomotors to move said mover so that said calculated position matches a scheduled position for said mover.

US Pat. No. 10,795,367

MAPPED DRIVING PATHS FOR AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE

UATC, LLC, San Francisco...

1. A computer-implemented method for determination of at least one driving path comprising:receiving, with a computer system comprising one or more processors, map data associated with a map of a geographic location, wherein the map data is associated with a roadway in the geographic location;
determining, with the computing system, a driving path including one or more trajectories for an autonomous vehicle (AV) in the roadway based on one or more traversals of the roadway by one or more vehicles;
generating, with the computing system, driving path information based on one or more trajectory points in the one or more trajectories of the driving path in the roadway to determine at least one feature of the roadway positioned a lateral distance from a first trajectory of the one or more trajectories of the driving path based on the map data, by:
determining an interval for the driving path, the interval associated with selecting a first set of trajectory points in the first trajectory of the driving path;
determining a lateral region in the roadway based on the map data associated with a location between a first set of edges of the first set of trajectory points, each edge of the first set of edges including a lateral projection from a point of the first set of trajectory points in the first trajectory; and
generating feature information based on at least a portion of the at least one feature of the roadway having a location in the lateral region a lateral distance from the driving path;
in response to determining the at least one feature of the roadway, determining a lateral constraint based on at least the lateral distance of the at least one feature of the roadway from the first trajectory, the lateral constraint associated with at least one lateral movement of the AV traversing the driving path on the roadway; and
providing, with the computing system, driving path data associated with the driving path to the AV for controlling the AV on the roadway.

US Pat. No. 10,795,366

VESSEL MANEUVERING METHODS AND SYSTEMS

Brunswick Corporation, M...

1. A method for maneuvering a marine vessel powered by a propulsion system, the method comprising:accepting inputs to a control module, the inputs defining a first waypoint, a second waypoint, and a user-defined desired heading, wherein the user-defined desired heading is not equal to an absolute bearing between the first and second waypoints and is independent of the absolute bearing between the first and second waypoints;
defining a desired track between the first and second waypoints;
commanding the propulsion system to orient the vessel at the user-defined desired heading and to maneuver the vessel along the desired track while the vessel remains oriented at the user-defined desired heading;
measuring a current position and a current heading of the vessel;
calculating a cross-track error based on the vessel's current position as compared to the desired track;
calculating a heading error based on the vessel's current heading as compared to the user-defined desired heading; and
commanding the propulsion system to minimize the cross-track error by propelling the vessel along a path of corrective control action toward the desired track and to minimize the heading error by causing the vessel to yaw toward the user-defined desired heading;
wherein the user-defined desired heading is also independent of the path of corrective control action.

US Pat. No. 10,795,365

MOVABLE BODY PHOTOGRAMMETRY SURVEY SYSTEM

TOPCON CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A survey system, comprising:a photographing unit provided in a movable body and taking a plurality of images for photogrammetry, each image partially overlapping with another image adjacent thereto;
a surveying unit provided in a known position, having a known point coordinates, tracking the photographing unit, and determining a position of the photographing unit;
a photographing control unit controlling the movable body and the photographing unit to take at least one image containing the surveying unit in taking the plurality of images for photogrammetry;
a relative photographing position calculation unit obtaining image data stored in a photographing memory unit of the photographing unit and calculating a point group of relative photographing positions indicating relative positions of the images;
a travelling path calculation unit obtaining survey data stored in a survey memory unit of the surveying unit and calculating a traveling path of the movable body; and
a photogrammetry analysis unit associating the point group of relative photographing positions with the traveling path to associate a survey result obtained by the surveying unit with a photographing position of each image taken by the photographing unit, recognizing the surveying unit from the at least one image containing the surveying unit, correcting absolute coordinates of the photographing position based on the known point coordinates of the surveying unit, and generating data for photogrammetry.

US Pat. No. 10,795,364

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MONITORING AND CONTROLLING OF A NEURAL NETWORK USING ANOTHER NEURAL NETWORK IMPLEMENTED ON ONE OR MORE SOLID-STATE CHIPS

Apex Artificial Intellige...

1. A control system for an autonomous vehicle having a plurality of sensors, the control system comprising:a controller, including
a first neural network with at least one hidden layer implemented on first one or more solid-state chips, deployed on the autonomous vehicle, the first neural network trained with a first training data set that includes training data generated by a sensor located remote from the autonomous vehicle, and configured to generate first output data after processing a set of input data;
a second neural network with at least one hidden layer implemented on second one or more solid-state chips, the second neural network structured identical to the first neural network and trained with the first training data set, the second neural network configured to generate a second output data by processing the set of input data, wherein the first and second neural networks are executed simultaneously,
a first processor coupled to the first neural network, the first processor including:
i) a detector adapted to receive the first output data and to determine whether the first output data breach a first predetermined condition; and
ii) a neural network manager coupled to the first neural network and adapted to place the first neural network offline and into a training mode, and re-train the first neural network when the first neural network is offline using a second training data set if the detector determines the first output data breach the first predetermined condition, the second training set different than the first training data set; and
wherein the first processor is further configured to operate using the second output from the second neural network for controlling the autonomous vehicle while the first neural network is offline.

US Pat. No. 10,795,363

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SYNCHRONIZING ROUTES OF AN AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE AND A PEDESTRIAN OR BICYCLIST

HERE GLOBAL B.V., Eindho...

1. A method for synchronizing routes of one or more autonomous vehicles and of a pedestrian or bicyclist, the method comprising:receiving a route of the pedestrian or bicyclist that extends at least partially along a road network comprised of a plurality of road segments;
accessing routes to be driven by the one or more autonomous vehicles; and
synchronizing the route of the pedestrian or bicyclist with a route of the routes to be driven by the one or more autonomous vehicles such that the one or more autonomous vehicles drive alongside the pedestrian or bicyclist while the pedestrian or bicyclist proceeds along at least a portion of the route of the pedestrian or bicyclist,
wherein synchronizing the route comprises analyzing the routes of a plurality of autonomous vehicles to identify the route of the one or more autonomous vehicles that corresponds to the route of the pedestrian or bicyclist in terms of one or more road segments included in the routes of the one or more autonomous vehicles and of the pedestrian or bicyclist and a time at which the one or more autonomous vehicles and the pedestrian or bicyclist will proceed along the one or more road segments.

US Pat. No. 10,795,362

DETECTING AND RESPONDING TO PROCESSIONS FOR AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

Waymo LLC, Mountain View...

1. A method of detecting and responding to processions, the method comprising:receiving, by one or more processors, sensor data identifying two or more objects in an environment of a vehicle;
determining, by the one or more processors, results indicating a number of predetermined traffic rules being violated that the two or more objects are disobeying in a same way and an amount of time that the two or more objects are disobeying each of the predetermined traffic rules;
based on the results, determining, by the one or more processors, that the two or more objects are involved in a procession; and
controlling, by the one or more processors, the vehicle autonomously in order to respond to the procession based on the determination that the two or more objects are involved in a procession.

US Pat. No. 10,795,361

AUTONOMOUS DRIVING VEHICLE AND CONTROL METHOD FOR AUTONOMOUS DRIVING VEHICLE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. An autonomous driving vehicle that provides a driverless transportation service to a user, the autonomous driving vehicle comprisinga surrounding environment sensor configured to: monitor an environment around the autonomous driving vehicle, detect the user who got out of the autonomous driving vehicle after the autonomous driving vehicle stopped at a destination as an alighted user, and monitor the alighted user; and
an electronic control unit (ECU) programmed to:
confirm that the autonomous driving vehicle is in a stopped state;
maintain the stopped state of the autonomous driving vehicle based upon: (i) the alighted user is detected, (ii) the alighted user is present in a movement determination area around the autonomous driving vehicle and (iii) the alighted user does not remain in a same position within the movement determination area for a certain period time or longer;
permit a start of the autonomous driving vehicle when a start condition is satisfied,
the start condition being a condition indicating that the alighted user is present in the movement determination area around the autonomous driving vehicle but remains at the same position for the certain period of time or longer, and
control the autonomous driving vehicle to start traveling according to a travel plan when the start of the autonomous driving vehicle is permitted.

US Pat. No. 10,795,360

UTILITY DECOMPOSITION WITH DEEP CORRECTIONS

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

1. An autonomous vehicle including a system for utility decomposition with deep corrections, comprising:a sensor detecting a first entity within an environment through which the autonomous vehicle is travelling, a first current velocity associated with the first entity, and a first current position associated with the first entity and a second entity within the environment, a second current velocity associated with the second entity, and a second current position associated with the second entity;
a controller receiving a current velocity associated with the autonomous vehicle, a current position associated with the autonomous vehicle, and a target position for the autonomous vehicle;
a model generator building a Partially Observable Markov Decision Process (POMDP) model of the environment based on the first current velocity of the first entity, the first current position of the first entity, the second current velocity of the second entity, the second current position of the first entity, the current velocity of the autonomous vehicle, and the current position of the autonomous vehicle;
a decomposition unit decomposing a task associated with travelling from the current position associated with the autonomous vehicle to the target position into a first sub-task associated with the first entity and a second sub-task associated with the second entity and solving respective sub-tasks individually;
a correction generator generating a correction term based on a low-fidelity model associated with prior knowledge and a surrogate correction; and
a drive controller implementing a driving parameter for a component of the autonomous vehicle based on the POMDP model and the correction term.

US Pat. No. 10,795,359

APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING AUTONOMOUS DRIVING AND AUTONOMOUS PARKING THROUGH NAVIGATION APPARATUS

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A method of controlling an autonomous vehicle, the method comprising:receiving destination information before autonomous driving;
providing parking space information corresponding to the destination information;
receiving first parking selection information related to the parking space information;
performing, by a controller, the autonomous driving based on the destination information and the first parking selection information,
providing a road map corresponding to the destination information; and
providing a parking lot map corresponding to the parking space information,
wherein the autonomous driving includes movement of the autonomous vehicle to a first position corresponding to the destination information and the first parking selection information,
wherein when the parking space information is provided, the parking space information has a parking zone including a plurality of parking areas,
wherein the plurality of parking areas is set a priority based on a distance between the parking areas and an exit of the parking zone,
wherein a parking space of each parking area is searched based on the set priority,
wherein when there is a vacant parking space within a first parking area and a number of vacant parking spaces within the first parking area is more than a predetermined ratio, an autonomous parking of the autonomous vehicle is performed without a driver notification, and
wherein when the number of the vacant parking spaces within the first parking area is the predetermined ratio or less, the driver notification is provided and a parking space of a second parking area having a priority lower than a priority of the first parking area is searched, and
wherein the parking space information includes a number of available parking spaces in a parking lot provided in a space corresponding to the destination information, or area information in the parking lot and the number of available parking spaces in each area of the area information.

US Pat. No. 10,795,358

AUTOMATIC DRIVING CONTROL DEVICE

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

1. An automated driving control device comprising:a navigation device configured to store a road map and an automated driving allowed section on the road map, and configured to set a first route to a destination including the automated driving allowed section on a basis of a current position of a vehicle; and
one or more first processors functioning as an automated driving mode control unit configured to perform an automated driving mode in which acceleration/deceleration and steering of the vehicle are automatically controlled in the automated driving allowed section included in the first route,
wherein the navigation device comprises one or more second processors functioning as:
a route generation unit configured to generate a second route which is different from the first route on a basis of a predetermined condition; and
a route change determination unit configured to determine whether it is possible to change the first route to the second route in a case that the automated driving allowed section included in the second route is different from the automated driving allowed section included in the first route,
wherein in a case that route change determination unit has determined that it is possible to change the first route to the second route, the automated driving mode control unit is configured to perform the automated driving mode in the automated driving allowed section included in the second route,
wherein the one or more first processors function as a mode changing unit configured to facilitate changing from the automated driving mode to a manual driving mode where an occupant of the vehicle performs a manual operation or configured to start the manual driving mode, in a case that the second route is generated by the route generation unit in a state that the automated driving mode control unit is performing the automated driving mode, and
wherein the route change determination unit is configured to determine that it is possible to change the first route to the second route when the mode changing unit has completed changing the automated driving mode to the manual driving mode.

US Pat. No. 10,795,356

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING WHEN TO RELEASE CONTROL OF AN AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE

UATC, LLC, San Francisco...

1. A computer-implemented method for permitting access to an autonomous vehicle, the method comprising:communicating, by a computing system comprising one or more computing devices, with a user computing system of a user associated with a vehicle service to provide the user with access to enter and exit the autonomous vehicle;
obtaining, by the computing system, interior sensor data indicative of an interior environment of the autonomous vehicle;
identifying, by the computing system, one or more release signals indicative of one or more actions of the user based, at least in part, on the interior sensor data; and
releasing, by the computing system, the access of the user to the autonomous vehicle from the user, based at least in part on the one or more release signals.

US Pat. No. 10,795,355

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

Waymo LLC, Mountain View...

1. A system for controlling a vehicle, the system comprising one or more processors configured to:display a first indicator at a first user input button to indicate the availability of a first command state for the first user input button, wherein when the first user input button is in the first command state, input at the first user input button initiates an autonomous driving mode of the vehicle;
after displaying the first indicator, receive first user input at the first user input button;
in response to the first user input at the first user input button, controlling the vehicle, by one or more processors, in the autonomous driving mode;
in response to receiving the first user input at the first user input button, change the first indicator to indicate a new inactive state for the first user input button and displaying a second indicator at a second user input button to indicate the availability of a second command state;
after displaying the second indicator and receiving the first user input, receive second user input at the second user input button; and
in response to receiving the second user input, stop the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,795,354

FLIGHT AIDING METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE, UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE, AND MOBILE TERMINAL

SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LT...

1. A flight aiding method for an unmanned aerial vehicle, comprising:receiving, from a mobile terminal that controls the unmanned aerial vehicle, a flight aiding instruction to execute a flight aiding function;
in response to receiving the flight aiding instruction:
recording a position of a point of interest;
recording a current location of the unmanned aerial vehicle;
controlling the unmanned aerial vehicle to enter a headless mode, and defining a forward flight direction of the unmanned aerial vehicle for the headless mode, which is a direction that the unmanned aerial vehicle flies when a pitch stick of the mobile terminal controls the unmanned aerial vehicle to fly forward regardless of a direction that a head of the unmanned aerial vehicle is pointing, to be a direction from a projection of the position of the point of interest on a horizontal plane to a projection of the current location of the unmanned aerial vehicle on the horizontal plane; and
controlling, based on the defined forward flight direction and in response to receiving from the mobile terminal an instruction indicating that the pitch stick is operated downwards, the unmanned vehicle to fly toward the position of the point of interest by taking a connection line between the current location of the unmanned aerial vehicle and the position of the point of interest as a motion trajectory.

US Pat. No. 10,795,353

USER INTERACTION PARADIGMS FOR A FLYING DIGITAL ASSISTANT

SKYDIO, INC., Redwood Ci...

1. A method comprising:receiving sensor data gathered by sensors onboard an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in flight through a physical environment;
generating a three-dimensional (3D) model of the physical environment by processing the sensor data received from the UAV;
determining a position and orientation of a display device in the physical environment;
placing a virtual camera at a position and orientation in the 3D model of the physical environment that corresponds to the determined position and orientation of the display device in the physical environment;
generate a visual representation of at least a portion of the 3D model of the physical environment from a field of view of the virtual camera; and
causing display, via the display device, of the generated visual representation.

US Pat. No. 10,795,352

SYSTEM HAVING A PLURALITY OF UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES AND A METHOD OF CONTROLLING A PLURALITY OF UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES

Verity Studios AG, Zuric...

1. A system comprising:a plurality of unmanned aerial vehicles; and
a single controller for controlling said plurality of unmanned aerial vehicles,
wherein the single controller is configured such that it can broadcast a command from a single transmitter to all of the plurality of unmanned aerial vehicles within range of the single transmitter;
wherein the command comprises a flight plan identifier;
wherein each of the unmanned aerial vehicles comprises a memory which stores a plurality of predefined flight plans and a respective assigned flight plan identifier for each respective predefined flight plan;
wherein each of the plurality of predefined flight plans of each of the unmanned aerial vehicles comprises a flight path that specifies a plurality of spatial coordinates for an aerial vehicle to occupy, wherein each spatial coordinate is associated with a discrete time in a time period;
wherein each of the plurality of predefined flight plans of each of the unmanned aerial vehicles is retrievable from said memory and executable in response to a received broadcast command comprising its respectively assigned flight plan identifier; and
wherein each of the unmanned aerial vehicles comprises a processor which can:
(i) receive the command which has been broadcast from the single transmitter; and
(ii) use the flight plan identifier, of said received command, to determine which of said stored plurality of predefined flight plans to retrieve from said memory and execute, by:
retrieving from the memory of that aerial vehicle the flight plan which has been assigned in the memory to the flight plan identifier of the received command, and
operating the aerial vehicle to follow the retrieved flight plan.

US Pat. No. 10,795,351

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTONOMOUS CONTROL OF AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT

Raven Industries, Inc., ...

1. A method for the autonomous control of one or more agricultural vehicles comprising:selecting autonomy inputs for at least one agricultural operation, wherein selecting autonomy inputs includes:
selecting the agricultural operation;
selecting at least one agricultural vehicle for conducting the agricultural operation; and
selecting at least one field for conducting the agricultural operation;
compiling the selected autonomy inputs as a configuration profile for the agricultural operation;
generating an executable command chain for the selected agricultural operation based on the configuration profile of selected autonomy inputs; and
implementing the executable command chain with the at least one agricultural vehicle to autonomously conduct the agricultural operation in the at least one field.

US Pat. No. 10,795,348

PROVIDING A STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE ASSOCIATED WITH A MONITORING SYSTEM OF A FACILITY

Honeywell International I...

1. A method for providing a standard operating procedure (SOP) associated with a monitoring system of a facility, comprising:determining a plurality of parameters associated with a facility having a monitoring system;
accessing a library of customizable SOP templates associated with events;
comparing the plurality of parameters associated with the facility and corresponding parameters associated with the customizable SOP templates to a threshold level of similarity;
determining a particular customizable SOP template associated with an event by identifying a correlation with the plurality of parameters associated with the facility, the particular customizable SOP template is determined to have a correlation with the plurality of parameters associated with the facility when the plurality of parameters associated with the facility and the corresponding parameters associated with the particular customizable SOP template exceed the threshold level of similarity;
allowing a user to create an SOP associated with the event by customizing the particular customizable SOP template;
associating the created SOP with the plurality of parameters;
detecting with the monitoring system an occurrence of a particular event in the facility;
determining the particular event in the facility matches the event associated with the created SOP; and
causing the created SOP to execute responsive to the particular event in the facility being detected and matching the event associated with the created SOP.

US Pat. No. 10,795,347

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING INDUSTRIAL DEVICES BASED ON MODELED TARGET VARIABLES

Rockwell Automation Techn...

1. An industrial automation system, comprising:an automation device; and
a control system communicatively coupled to the automation device, wherein the control system comprises a first circuit of a plurality of circuits configured to:
receive an indication of a target variable associated with an operation of the automation device;
receive one or more parameters associated with the target variable, wherein the one or more parameters comprise a minimum value for the target variable, a maximum value for the target variable, an average value for the target variable, or any combination thereof;
receive a plurality of non-contextualized data points from a plurality of components associated with the industrial automation system;
identify a portion of the plurality of non-contextualized data points associated with controlling the target variable with respect to the one or more parameters;
generate a model of the portion of the plurality of non-contextualized data points, wherein the model is representative of a relationship between each data point of the portion and the target variable over time with respect to the one or more parameters based on a first status associated with the target variable relative to a second status associated with each data point of the portion, and wherein the first status and the second status corresponds to a respective parameter of the one or more parameters;
determine one or more functions associated with the target variable based on the model, wherein the one or more functions represent one or more relationships between the each data point of the portion with respect to controlling the target variable; and
adjust one or more operations of the automation device based on the one or more functions to achieve the target variable with respect to the operation of the industrial automation system.

US Pat. No. 10,795,346

MACHINE LEARNING SYSTEMS FOR MONITORING OF SEMICONDUCTOR PROCESSING

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. A method of operating a substrate processing system, comprising:receiving a plurality of sets of training data, each set of training data including a plurality of training spectra, a timestamp for each training spectrum from the plurality of training spectra, and a starting characterizing value and/or an ending characterizing value for the plurality of training spectra;
storing a plurality of machine learning models, each machine learning model providing at least one different hyperparameter;
storing a plurality of physical process models, each physical process model providing a different function to generate characterizing values as a different function of time and/or a different physical process parameter;
receiving a selection of a machine learning model from the plurality of machine learning models and a selection of a physical process model from the plurality of physical process models to provide a combination of a selected machine learning model and a selected physical process model;
receiving at least one hyperparameter value for the selected machine learning model and at least one physical parameter value for the selected physical process model;
generating an implemented machine learning model according to the selected machine learning model and the at least one hyperparameter value;
for each training spectrum in each set of training data, calculating a characterizing value based on the timestamp for the training spectrum, the starting characterizing value and/or ending characterizing value for the set of training data, the physical parameter value, and the selected physical process model, thereby generating a plurality of training characterizing values with each training characterizing value associated with one of the plurality of training spectra;
training the implemented machine learning model using the plurality of training characterizing values and plurality of training spectra to generate a trained machine learning model; and
passing the trained machine learning model to a processing control system of the substrate processing system.

US Pat. No. 10,795,345

METHOD FOR ELABORATING WORK ORDERS TO BE EXECUTED BY A MES/MOM SYSTEM

Siemens Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A method for elaborating a work order and performing the work order by a system capable of driving manufacturing machinery, which comprises the following steps of:providing work orders containing a series of part programs, the part programs having information regarding tool elements to be employed and/or information about a part program priority of execution; and
reading the part programs and ordering the part programs according to an order of execution, on a basis of the information;
grouping the part programs, in an execution order, according to a common tool element to be used as a specific tool;
further grouping the part programs, in an execution order, according to further common tool elements to be used as a further specific tool, wherein the common tool element is a first type of tool and each of the further common tool elements is a type of tool that is different from the first type of tool; and
performing, by the system, an execution of the part programs in the order of execution of the further grouping of the part programs.

US Pat. No. 10,795,344

METHOD FOR ASSIGNING COMPONENTS OF AN INDUSTRIAL PLANT TO A NAVIGATION TREE, METHOD FOR THE PARAMETERIZATION AND/OR START-UP OF COMPONENTS OF AN INDUSTRIAL PLANT, ASSIGNMENT APPARATUS AND PARAMETERIZATION AND/OR START-UP APPARATUS

1. A method for assigning components of an industrial plant to a navigation tree, the navigation tree having nodes that are interlinked by directional links, the directional links defining an order structure that includes a single start node, at least one intermediate node, and a plurality of end nodes, each end node and each intermediate node having a single directly superordinate node, the start node having only subordinate nodes, comprising:generating a structured plant model of the industrial plant with computer assistance, the components of the industrial plant being assigned to structural elements of the plant model;
selecting at least one part of the plant model and allocating the at least one selected part to at least one target part of the navigation tree;
checking, with computer aid, whether the at least one selected allocated part of the plant model matches the at least one target part of the navigation tree, the allocation being rejected automatically if a result of the check is negative; and
if the result of the check is positive, linking the components assigned to the selected part of the plant model in structure-correct fashion to nodes of the target part of the navigation tree, in order to map the selected part of the plant model in the at least one target part of the navigation tree.

US Pat. No. 10,795,343

DATA PROVIDING APPARATUS AND DATA PROVIDING METHOD

Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo (JP...

1. A data providing apparatus comprising:a field data acquisition unit configured to acquire field data relating to field equipment, and a data providing unit configured to transmit and receive information to and from a service providing unit, the service providing unit being a communication target and configured to use the field data as service data,
wherein the data providing unit
manages information on a conversion rule defining a relationship between the field data and the service data, acquires the field data specified in a data acquisition request from the service providing unit, from the field data acquisition unit, compares a specification of the field data acquired with a specification of the service data, converts the acquired field data according to the conversion rule when there is a difference between the compared specification of the field data and specification of the service data, and transmits the converted field data to the service providing unit;
wherein the information on the conversion rule includes:
a field data management table configured to manage first identification information for identifying the field data and first specification information on the specification of the field data, in association with a valid period of the first identification information and the first specification information;
a service data management table configured to manage second identification information for identifying the service data and second specification information on the specification of the service data, in association with a valid period of the second identification information and the second specification information; and
a conversion rule management table configured to manage third identification information for identifying the field data and fourth identification information for identifying the service data, in association with each other, and manage the conversion rule in association with a valid period of the conversion rule,
wherein the data providing unit,
when receiving a data acquisition request including the second identification information and a request period, as the data acquisition request from the service providing unit, acquires from the field data acquisition unit, field data identified in first identification information corresponding to the second identification information added to the data acquisition request received, within the request period added to the data acquisition request, compares a specification of the field data with a specification of the service data by referring to the field data management table and the service data management table, on the basis of the second identification information added to the data acquisition request, and converts the field data acquired to service data in accordance with a conversion rule within the request period added in the data acquisition request by referring to the conversion rule management table, when there is a difference between the compared specification of the field data and specification of the service data.

US Pat. No. 10,795,342

PROXIMITY DETECTION IN ASSEMBLY ENVIRONMENTS HAVING MACHINERY

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method for reporting proximity in an assembly environment, the method comprising:inserting an arm of a bracket into an interior of a part that is held by a cradle, and that is worked upon by a robot;
placing indexing features at the bracket into contact with indexing features of the cradle;
operating sensors at the bracket to directly detect a location of a first proximity detector worn by a technician and a location of a second proximity detector at the robot; and
directing the first proximity detector to provide a warning to the technician if a distance between the first proximity detector and the second proximity detector is less than a threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,795,341

CONTROL SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING OPERATION OF A NUMERICALLY CONTROLLED MACHINE TOOL, AND BACK-END AND FRONT-END CONTROL DEVICES FOR USE IN SUCH SYSTEM

DMG MORI AKTIENGESELLSCHA...

1. A control system for controlling operation of a numerically controlled machine tool, the system comprising:a back-end control device; and
a front-end control device communicably connected to the back-end control device,
wherein the back-end control device comprises:
a numerical controller (“NC”),
a programmable logic controller (“PLC”),
a first memory for storing data, the first memory comprising one or more PLC registers of the programmable logic controller and one or more NC registers of the numerical controller,
at least one first processor for executing a first operating system on the basis of data stored in the first memory, and
a first communication interface (i) utilizing a first interface language protocol and an internal NC/PLC communication protocol, (ii) being communicably connected directly to the numerical controller, (iii) being communicably connected directly to the programmable logic controller, (iv) being communicably connected to the first memory by way of the internal NC/PLC communication protocol, and (v) being configured to convert between the internal NC/PLC communication protocol and the first interface language protocol which is utilized by the first communication interface;
wherein the back-end control device or the front-end control device comprises:
an interface server module of a second communication interface utilizing a plurality of interface language protocols, including the first interface language protocol and a second interface language protocol, and being communicably connected to the first communication interface by way of the first interface language protocol,
the interface server module being configured to convert between the first interface language protocol and one or more other interface language protocols of the plurality of interface language protocols, including interface language conversion from the first interface language protocol to the second interface language protocol and from the second interface language protocol to the first interface language protocol; and
wherein the front-end control device comprises:
one or more interface client modules of the second communication interface utilizing the second interface language protocol and/or a second internal communication protocol, and being adapted to communicably connect to the interface server module of the second communication interface by way of the second interface language protocol,
at least one second processor for executing a second operating system, a basic module application, and a plurality of control applications,
the at least one second processor, by executing the basic module application, being adapted to access data stored in the first memory via the one or more interface client modules of the second communication interface, the interface server module of the second communication interface and the first communication interface,
a second memory for storing data received from the numerical controller, the programmable logic controller and the first memory via the first communication interface, the interface server module of the second communication interface and the one or more interface client modules of the second communication interface,
a display for displaying one or more control screens to a user, and
a first human-machine interface being communicably connected to the display, and including a first graphical user interface for controlling the one or more control screens displayed on the display and for processing control input operations of the user.

US Pat. No. 10,795,340

METHODS OF MANUFACTURING A PLURALITY OF DISCRETE OBJECTS FROM A BODY OF MATERIAL CREATED BY ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

1. A system for manufacturing a plurality of discrete objects from an additively manufactured body of material from a computer model of the additively manufactured body of material, the additively manufactured body of material including at least a precursor to the plurality of discrete objects, at least an extension, and at least a reference feature, the system comprising:an automated manufacturing device, the automated manufacturing device comprising at least a controller configured to receive a graphical representation of the at least a precursor to the plurality of discrete objects to be machined from the additively manufactured body of material, receive a graphical representation of the at least an extension, receive a graphical representation of the at least a reference feature, receive a graphical representation of a first plane and a graphical representation of a second plane, and generate the computer model of the additively manufactured body of material, wherein the computer model of the additively manufactured body of material includes the graphical representation of the first plane, the graphical representation of the second plane, the graphical representation of the at least a precursor to the plurality of discrete objects to be machined from the additively manufactured body of material, the graphical representation of at least an extension, and the graphical representation of the at least a reference feature
wherein the graphical representation of at least a reference feature is located on the graphical representation of the at least an extension.

US Pat. No. 10,795,339

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING CONTAINERS HAVING QUERYING PROCESSING DEVICES

KRONES AG, Neutraubling ...

1. A method for processing containers, wherein the containers are processed by a first processing device in a first predetermined manner and are transported by a transport device to a second processing device and are processed by this second processing device in a second predetermined manner, and wherein the processing devices are in each case controlled by control devices, wherein for control parameters are used which are characteristic of the containers and/or the processing of the containers, comprising: outputting predetermination parameters, on a plurality of the control devices, and comparing these output predetermination parameters with parameters required by at least one processing device, and checking whether the parameters required by the at least one processing device can be derived at least from the predetermination parameters, wherein required parameters which cannot be derived from the predetermination parameters are requested and outputting the requested parameters to all processing devices, wherein at least one sequence control device requests the required parameters from a main control device and the sequence control device and/or the main control device determines the required parameters which cannot be derived from the predetermination parameters, itself from the predetermination parameters, on the basis of data or parameters earlier used and/or already stored.

US Pat. No. 10,795,338

ABNORMALITY DETECTION SYSTEM, SUPPORT DEVICE, AND MODEL GENERATION METHOD

OMRON Corporation, Kyoto...

1. An abnormality detection system, comprising:a control computation part, executing a control computation for controlling a control target;
an abnormality detection part, detecting an abnormality that occurs in a monitoring target by giving a state value related to the monitoring target among state values collected by the control computation part to a model that indicates the monitoring target, wherein the model is defined by an abnormality detection parameter and a learning data set and;
a state value storage part, storing at least a state value related to the monitoring target among the state values collected by the control computation part; and
a model generation part, determining the abnormality detection parameter and the learning data set,
wherein the model generation part includes:
a section for generating a plurality of feature values from the state values provided from the state value storage part;
a section for calculating importance levels respectively for the plurality of generated feature values based on a plurality of methods, wherein the importance levels indicate a degree that is effective for abnormality detection; and
a section for integrating the importance levels calculated based on the plurality of the methods for each of the plurality of the generated feature values and determining rankings of the importance levels of the plurality of the generated feature values.

US Pat. No. 10,795,337

PREDICTIVE AND PRESCRIPTIVE ANALYTICS FOR SYSTEMS UNDER VARIABLE OPERATIONS

INCUCOMM, INC., Addison,...

1. A distributed analytics computer system to control the operation of a plurality of monitored systems, comprising:an architect subsystem and an edge subsystem, said edge subsystem comprising a plurality of edge processing devices to be located proximate to said plurality of monitored systems, wherein:
said architect subsystem is operable to deploy analytic models to said edge processing devices based on sensor characteristics of said monitored systems; and,
each of said edge processing devices is operable to:
1) receive at least one of said analytic models and independently perform predictive and prescriptive analytics on sensor data from at least one monitored system, wherein said prescriptive analytics includes a future action on a component of said monitored system associated with said sensor;
2) provide control signals to said at least one monitored system according to said predictive and prescriptive analytics; and,
3) periodically send information to said architect subsystem, including monitored system responses to said control signals, whereby said architect subsystem can modify said analytic models to improve system performance of said monitored systems.

US Pat. No. 10,795,336

BALL-PITCHING CONTROL METHOD OF PITCHING MACHINE IN BASEBALL PRACTICE SYSTEM AND BASEBALL PRACTICE SYSTEM USING THE SAME

NEWDIN CONTENTS CO., LTD....

11. A baseball practice system comprising:a pitching machine for pitching a ball toward a batting area, in which a user hits the ball, a pitching angle of the pitching machine being adjustable;
a sensing device for sensing the ball pitched by the pitching machine and generating sensing data; and
a control device for calculating a ball motion model pertaining to the pitched ball using the sensing data received from the sensing device, calculating a compensation factor for compensating for a degree of inclination of the pitching machine using a difference between a set pitching angle at which the pitching machine pitches the ball and the calculated ball motion model, and applying the calculated compensation factor to the pitching machine such that the ball is pitched by the pitching machine in a state in which the degree of inclination of the pitching machine is compensated for when the user takes a baseball practice or plays a baseball game.

US Pat. No. 10,795,335

AUTOMATED MANUFACTURING OF SHOE PARTS WITH A PICKUP TOOL

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. A pickup tool comprising: a contact surface for capturing one or more target objects with a first pickup force type and a second pickup force type, wherein the first pickup force type and the second pickup force type are on a plane of the contact surface, the contact surface comprising at least one vacuum port; at least one vacuum source coupled to the at least one vacuum port of the contact surface, wherein the vacuum source provides the second pickup force type; and a controller configured to activate or deactivate the first pickup force type and the at least one vacuum source to capture or release, respectively, a target object.

US Pat. No. 10,795,334

PATH PLANNING FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

Raytheon Technologies Cor...

1. A method of providing additive manufacturing comprising the steps of:(a) developing a plurality of layers to result in a final shape product;
(b) developing a space filling algorithm to develop a path;
(c) estimating a temperature at a location along the path in an existing direction of the path; and
(d) comparing the estimated temperature to a desired temperature and altering said existing direction of the path should said estimated temperature differ from said desired temperature by a predetermined amount.