US Pat. No. 10,362,870

UNIVERSAL DRAWER SLIDE

1. A drawer slide, comprising:an outer slide member and an inner slide member configured to move between a closed position and an extended position;
a lever is pivotally mounted to a front portion of the inner slide member;
a cam configured to mount to the outer slide member in a first position and a second position;
the lever includes an engaging end that engages with the cam to secure the inner slide member to the outer slide member; and,
wherein the lever moves in a first direction to engage the cam in the first position, and the lever moves in a second direction to engage the cam in the second position.

US Pat. No. 10,362,869

DRAWER ARRANGEMENT

Julius Blum GmbH, Hoechs...

1. A drawer arrangement, comprising:a drawer side wall, the drawer side wall having a support portion for supporting a drawer bottom; and
a drawer pull-out guide having a carcass rail to be fixed to a furniture carcass, a drawer rail connected to the drawer side wall, and a central rail displaceable between the carcass rail and the drawer rail, the central rail having a side limb and a transverse limb connected therewith;
wherein at least a portion of the side limb of the central rail is arranged laterally besides the support portion,
wherein the transverse limb of the central rail and the carcass rail protrude at least partially below the support portion, and
wherein the transverse limb of the central rail has a free end region supported on the carcass rail by at least one rolling body.

US Pat. No. 10,362,846

PROTECTIVE CASE WITH OVER-CENTER FLAP CLOSURE AND STYLUS HOLDER

1. A case for a device and a stylus comprising:a sleeve portion having a sleeve opening;
a stylus cavity located within the sleeve portion, the stylus cavity having a stylus cavity opening adjacent the sleeve opening;
a closure portion; and
a hinge connecting the closure portion to the sleeve portion adjacent the sleeve opening and the stylus cavity opening, the hinge adapted to allow the closure portion to move between a first position away from the sleeve opening and stylus cavity opening to allow the device to be inserted into the sleeve portion and the stylus to be inserted into the stylus cavity, and a second position where the closure portion is positioned over the sleeve opening and stylus cavity opening;
wherein the closure portion comprises:
a closure-portion front side configured to cover a portion of a front side of the device when arranged in the case with the closure being in the second position;
a closure-portion rear side configured to cover a portion of a rear side of the device when arranged in the case with the closure being in the second position;
a closure-portion top side that connects a top end of the closure-portion front side with a top end of the closure-portion rear side, and which is configured to cover a portion of a top side of the device when arranged in the case with the closure being in the second position;
a closure-portion left side that connects a left end of the closure-portion front side with a left end of the closure-portion rear side, and which is configured to cover a portion of a left side of the device when arranged in the case with the closure being in the second position; and
a closure-portion right side that connects a right end of the closure-portion front side with a right end of the closure-portion rear side, and which is configured to cover a portion of a right side of the device when arranged in the case with the closure being in the second position.

US Pat. No. 10,362,843

GEMSTONE AND METHOD FOR CUTTING THE SAME

1. A circular-cut gemstone comprising:a girdle having a top edge and a lower edge;
a crown extending from the girdle's top edge at a crown angle less than 23 degrees so that a substantial portion of light entering one side of the crown exits an opposite side of the crown; and
a pavilion extending downward from the girdle's bottom edge and having a pavilion angle the same as an ideal-cut-diamond.

US Pat. No. 10,362,838

HOOK AND EYE FASTENER

1. A hook and eye fastener for securing two pieces of a garment together, the fastener comprising:a hook part configured to be mounted on a face of one of the pieces of the garment, the hook part comprising a substantially planar body configured to lay flat on the face of the piece of the garment, and an arm extending outwardly from the body, the arm comprising an inner portion connected to the body at a first end, the inner portion extending outwardly substantially perpendicular to the body, and an outer portion connected to a second end of the inner portion, the outer portion extending substantially parallel to the planar body, and a side of the outer portion facing towards the planar body defining a hook part abutment surface;
an eye part configured to be mounted on a face of the other one of the pieces of the garment, the eye part comprising a substantially planar frame configured to lay flat on the face of the other of the pieces of the garment, the frame defining an open mouth with a circumferential lip, the open mouth dimensioned to receive the outer portion of the arm of the hook part, and having an eye part abutment surface on an underside of the frame, the eye part abutment surface shaped complementary to the hook part abutment surface for engagement therewith;
when the body of the hook part and the frame of the eye part are touching or closely juxtaposed, the eye part is slidably engageable with the hook part to bring the hook part abutment surface and the eye part abutment surface into engagement with each other and fasten the two pieces of the garment together when the hook part is mounted on one of the pieces and the eye part is mounted on the other one of the pieces; and,
wherein the open mouth of the eye part comprises a slot formed in the lip along a leading edge thereof, and the hook part comprises a divider wall located on an underside of the arm for engagement in the slot formed in the lip of the eye part, the divider wall extending downwardly and substantially perpendicular from the hook part abutment surface of the outer portion of the arm and forwardly and substantially perpendicular from a front surface of the inner portion of the arm.

US Pat. No. 10,362,830

PAIN REDUCING FOOTWEAR AND SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR USING SAME

1. A system for reducing pain, the system comprising:an article of footwear comprising an upper connected to a sole;
at least one vibration device disposed within the upper, the at least one vibration device comprising: a casing comprising an application area, and at least one vibrational element contained within the casing, the at least one vibrational element configured to deliver vibrations directly to a surface on a top portion of a foot of a user of the footwear; wherein the casing comprises interior walls defining interior sections sized and shaped to contain the at least one vibrational element; wherein substantially all of the vibrational energy emitted from the at least one vibrational element is transmitted through the application area of the casing directly to the user's foot; and wherein the at least one vibration device is not disposed within or positioned on the sole;
a controller communicatively connected to the at least one vibration device and configured to control operation of the at least one vibration device based on instructions regarding operation of the at least one vibration device; and
a control unit communicatively connected to the controller and configured to transmit instructions regarding the operation of the at least one vibration device to the controller;
wherein the casing is manufactured from a pliant material comprising at least one of: natural or synthetic woven or non-woven fabrics, rubbers, polymer materials, and silicone-based materials; and
wherein there is an absence of open space between the interior casing walls and the at least one vibrational element.

US Pat. No. 10,362,825

ROTATABLE BRIM CAP WITH STABILIZED TRACK TRANSITION INTERFACE

1. A cap with a rotatable brim comprising a crown having a substantially circular circumferential lower edge to fit on a wearer's head and having an inner surface along said lower edge; a brim having an arcuate edge attached to said crown and extending substantially outwardly away from said crown; an elongate track extending along said circumferential lower edge attached to said inner surface and having opposing free ends or edges when formed along a generally circular path; an elongate slide having a length substantially equal to said arcuate edge and connected to said brim along said arcuate edge, said track and slide forming interlocking means for allowing movements of said elongate slide only along the entire length of said elongate track; first alignment means for aligning said opposing edges when brought into abutment to form a substantially continuous track with an interface parting line; and second alignment means extending across at least a portion of said interface parting line to prevent relative movements of said opposing edges about said first alignment means, whereby said first and second alignment means fix and stabilize said opposing free ends or edges at said interface parting line to maintain alignment and eliminate discontinuities of said opposing edges in said elongate track to insure smooth movements of said brim independently of the position of said brim along said elongate track.

US Pat. No. 10,362,813

ATHLETIC BAND WITH REMOVABLE MODULE

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. A band comprising:a tubular body having an inner surface and an outer surface, with the inner surface defining a central passage, wherein the tubular body is configured to be worn on a user's body such that a portion of the user's body is received in the central passage, the tubular body comprising a first layer and a second layer comprising an elastic fabric material; and
a housing formed of a polymer material and connected to the tubular body such that a portion of the housing is received between the first and second layers, wherein the housing has an outer wall and an inner wall, a cavity defined between the outer wall and the inner wall of the housing, and an access opening providing access to the cavity, wherein the housing is configured to removably receive an electronic module in the cavity through the access opening, wherein the polymer material of the housing has greater rigidity than the elastic fabric material, and wherein the housing is positioned such that the access opening is open to the inner surface of the tubular body and accessible for insertion and removal of the electronic module from the inner surface of the tubular body,
wherein the housing further comprises a slot in communication with the cavity, the slot configured to permit passage of moisture away from the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,362,772

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR BREEDING INSECTS, USING A PLURALITY OF INDIVIDUAL CRATES

1. A system for breeding insects, wherein the system includes:a plurality of crates;
a climate area having an aeration system arranged for accommodating the plurality of crates in the climate area;
a conveyor system for retrieving crates of the plurality of crates from the climate area;
an observation system for obtaining observations along the conveyor system;
a feedstock supply station along the conveyor system, downstream of the observation system;
at least one aeration wall in the climate area, wherein the at least one aeration wall includes one of a hollow wall and a plurality of tubular manifolds, each being arranged for blowing conditioned air over the substrate in each crate; and
wherein the observation system includes a camera for obtaining an image of the substrate and insects in each retrieved individual crate, and wherein the obtained image is interpreted to determine one of a requirement for adding an amount of supplementary feed stock, and a reason to withdraw the insects from further breeding for harvesting or discarding from further breeding.

US Pat. No. 10,362,769

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTION OF DISEASE BREAKOUTS

International Business Ma...

1. A method for detection of a disease breakout from a subject population comprising:continuously receiving, from two or more sensors positioned in a subject environment, information of a population of subjects, wherein the two or more sensors comprise one or more audio sensors and one or more motion sensors positioned along a route of travel of the subject population and one or more underwater sensors positioned in a water source located along the route of travel and wherein the information received from each of the two or more sensors is in a different data format;
comparing the received information of the population of subjects with known disease symptom information, wherein the comparing further comprises comparing a first time period in which no event of interest has occurred to a second period of time in which one or more events of interest have occurred using a machine learning algorithm to determine a distinction between a type of event or a lack of event, and recognize a future event based on the distinction;
in response to determining that the information of the population of subjects exceeds a pre-determined threshold alert level, generating an alert to prevent or control the disease; and
initiating a response or action to inhibit, prevent, control or remedy the outbreak of the disease;
wherein the steps of the method are performed in accordance with a processor and a memory.

US Pat. No. 10,362,760

ROBOT AND METHOD FOR MILKING A COW BY THIS ROBOT

Technologies Holdings Cor...

1. A milking robot, comprising:a movable arm having a first end that couples to a frame and a free extremity at a second end that extends telescopically in a longitudinal direction; and
at least one gripper coupled to the free extremity of the movable arm at the second end, wherein the gripper is extendable away from the movable arm in the longitudinal direction based at least in part upon the telescopic extension of the free extremity.

US Pat. No. 10,362,759

MILKING BOX WITH ROBOTIC ATTACHER

Technologies Holdings Cor...

1. A system, comprising:a milking box having a stall to accommodate a dairy livestock, wherein the stall comprises a first exit gate on a first side of the stall leading to a first sorting region and a second exit gate on a second side of the stall leading to a second sorting region;
a robotic attacher configured to extend from the rear between the hind legs of the dairy livestock;
a sensor configured to identify the dairy livestock within the milking box stall; and
a controller configured to open the first exit gate or the second exit gate based at least in part upon the identity of the dairy livestock.

US Pat. No. 10,362,739

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR IRRIGATION CONTROL

Rain Bird Corporation, A...

1. A system for controlling irrigation control systems at a plurality of agricultural or landscape sites, comprising:at least one wireless node at each of the plurality of sites;
a server computer system located remotely from the plurality of sites, said server computer system communicationally coupled to each of the at least one wireless node over a communications network for receiving data from and controlling operation of the at least one wireless node at each of the plurality of sites, said server computer system also selectively coupled to a plurality of devices each operated by one of a plurality of end-users over a communications network for transmitting the data to and receiving remote control commands or queries from the plurality of end-users,
wherein the data transmitted to a given end-user corresponds to the site for which the given end-user has authorization;
at least one gateway, at a location of each of the plurality of sites, for transferring the data between the at least one wireless node and the server computer system,
wherein the server computer system transfers an irrigation schedule to the at least one wireless node of each of the plurality of sites for execution at each of the plurality of sites; and
one or more of a web based application and a cell phone application configured to provide an end-user interface for monitoring the data from the at least one wireless node for which the given end-user has the authorization and configured transmit control commands to the server computer system, wherein the server computer system is configured to receive the control commands and transmit the control commands to the at least one wireless node, wherein the at least one wireless node is configured to receive the control commands and control irrigation based on the control commands.

US Pat. No. 10,362,734

GRAIN YIELD SENSOR FOR AN ARTICULATED AGRICULTURAL HARVESTING COMBINE

Tribine Industries LLC, ...

1. In a grain harvesting articulated combine of a forward crop processing power unit (PPU), a rear grain cart, and an articulation joint that connects the PPU with the rear grain cart, wherein the articulation joint includes a grain auger assembly running from the PPU to the rear grain cart for transferring clean grain from the PPU to the rear grain cart and having a forward grain auger assembly end at the PPU and a grain auger assembly rear end adjacent to the rear grain cart, the grain auger assembly comprises a tube housing a rotating flighted auger therewithin; the improvement which comprises:the rotating flighted auger being terminated with a rotating paddle assembly having paddles and a grain yield sensor being carried by the rear grain cart and being located adjacent to and beside the rotating paddle assembly, wherein the rotating paddle assembly throws grain laterally against the grain yield sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,362,731

GARDENING TOOL, PARTICULARLY A GRASS TRIMMER

CHERVON (HK) LIMITED, Wa...

1. A grass trimmer, comprising:a trimmer head;
a front housing;
a motor received in the front housing for driving the trimmer head;
a trigger switch for activating the motor;
a trigger operable to control the trigger switch;
a battery pack for providing electric energy to the motor;
a circuit board for electrically connecting the motor to the battery pack;
a rear housing formed to have a connection portion having a first air inlet, a handle portion, a support surface to support to an arm of a user when the user uses an ipsilateral hand to grip the handle portion, and a first accommodating portion, having a second air inlet, in which the circuit board is accommodated;
a connecting tube assembly for connecting the front housing and the rear housing;
a connecting terminal for electrically connecting with the battery pack; and
a connecting wire disposed inside the handle portion,
wherein the rear housing forms a clip structure for clipping the connecting wire at the inside of the handle portion and an inserting part of the connecting tube assembly in the rear housing forms a wire slot for allowing the connecting wire and the clip structure to pass therethrough,
wherein the battery pack is detachably connected with the connecting portion, the handle portion is disposed between the motor and the circuit board, the connecting tube assembly comprises a connecting tube extending along a first direction, the battery pack is coupled with the connecting portion along the first direction, and a direction in which the support surface substantially extends and a length direction of the handle portion intersect at an obtuse angle ?, and the obtuse angle ? may range from 100° to 170° .

US Pat. No. 10,362,726

ON-THE-GO SOIL SENSORS AND CONTROL METHODS FOR AGRICULTURAL MACHINES

Ag Leader Technology, Inc...

5. An apparatus for monitoring and displaying readings associated with a sensor measuring cutting depth of a seed trench on a seeder as the seeder seeds a field, the apparatus comprising:a seeder implement;
a seed firmer on the seeder implement;
a sensor mounted on the seed firmer by incorporation into a base, side, or base and sides of the seed firmer and measures height of a seed furrow sidewall of the seed trench; and
a display associated with the seeder adapted to display a representation of cutting depth of the seed trench based on the sensor.
US Pat. No. 10,362,788

HELICOVERPA ARMIGERA SINGLE NUCLEOPOLYHEDROVIRUS (HEARSNPV) GENOTYPES, METHOD OF PRODUCING SAME AND USE AS A BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AGENT

1. An occlusion body comprising occlusion-derived virions,wherein occlusion-derived virions of at least two different genotypes are co-occluded in the occlusion body, and
wherein the genotypes are selected from the group of Helicoverpa armigera single nucleopolyhedrovirus genotypes consisting of HearSNPV-SP1B (CNCM I-4806) and HearSNPV-LB6 (CNCM I-4807).
US Pat. No. 10,363,301

STABILIZED INFLUENZA HEMAGGLUTININ STEM REGION TRIMERS AND USES THEREOF

The United States of Amer...

1. A nanoparticle comprising a protein construct that comprises an HA protein domain and a linker sequence, wherein the HA protein domain comprises the sequence of an influenza hemagglutinin (HA) protein that lacks at least 95% of the head region amino acid sequence, and in place of the missing sequence comprises a linker sequence, wherein the linker sequence is less than 10 amino acids in length; and,wherein the HA protein comprises at least one alteration selected from the group consisting of:
a. deletion of the amino acid region corresponding to amino acids N403-W435 of SEQ ID NO:8; and,
b. substitution of at least one amino acid residue in a pair of amino acid residues, wherein the amino acid residues correspond to K1 and E53 of SEQ ID NO:149; and, wherein the strength of the bond between the amino acid pair in the folded, altered protein is greater than the strength of the bond between the amino acid pair in the folded, wild-type protein.
US Pat. No. 10,363,302

INFLUENZA NUCLEIC ACID MOLECULES AND VACCINES THEREFROM

THE TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVE...

1. An isolated nucleic acid molecule comprising one or more nucleic acid molecules selected from the group consisting of:i) a nucleic acid molecule encoding the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:2,
ii) a nucleic acid molecule encoding the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:4,
iii) a nucleic acid molecule encoding the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:7,
iv) a nucleic acid molecule encoding the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:10, and
v) a nucleic acid molecule encoding the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:12.
US Pat. No. 10,364,326

POROUS/NANOPOROUS PHT

International Business Ma...

1. A polymeric material comprising a plurality of hexahydrotriazine units, hemiaminal units, or both bonded together by a first linkage and a second linkage, wherein the first linkage is thermally stable and resistant to bases and the second linkage is thermally degradable and degradable by a base.
US Pat. No. 10,363,304

PURIFICATION OF HERPES VIRUS

SANOFI PASTEUR BIOLOGICS,...

1. A composition comprising Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) particles in a liquid stabilization buffer, wherein the liquid stabilization buffer comprises glutamate, 1-20 mM histidine and optionally glutamine, a salt, and a sugar, and wherein other than histidine and optionally glutamine, the liquid stabilization buffer does not contain any other amino acids.
US Pat. No. 10,362,794

THRAUSTOCHYTRIDS, FATTY ACID COMPOSITIONS, AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USES THEREOF

DSM IP Assets B.V., TE H...

1. A microbial oil comprising a triglyceride fraction of from 75% to 95% by weight, wherein the docosahexaenoic acid content of the triglyceride fraction is from 40% to 80% by weight, wherein the arachidonic acid content of the triglyceride fraction is from 0.1% by weight to 1.5% by weight, wherein said microbial oil further comprising an effective amount of at least one added antioxidant to provide oxidative stability.
US Pat. No. 10,363,306

CYTOKINES AND NEUROANTIGENS FOR TREATMENT OF IMMUNE DISORDERS

East Carolina University,...

1. A method of treating multiple sclerosis in a subject comprising administering to the subject an effective amount of a composition comprising:(a) at least one fusion protein comprising, from N-terminal to C-terminal, (i) a cytokine, wherein the cytokine is interferon-? (IFN-?); (ii) optionally an enterokinase linking moiety, wherein the enterokinase linking moiety is (1) an amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:1, (2) an amino acid sequence having at least 80% identity or homology with the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:1, (3) an amino acid sequence encoded by a nucleic acid sequence encoding an enterokinase recognition site, or (4) an amino acid sequence encoded by a nucleic acid sequence that hybridizes with the complement of the nucleic acid sequence of (3) under stringent conditions as represented by hybridization conditions of 0.5M NaHPO4, 7% sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS), 1 mM EDTA at 65° C. and wash conditions of 0.1×SSC/0.1% SDS at 68° C.; and (iii) an autoimmune antigen, or portion thereof, wherein the autoimmune antigen is myelin basic protein (MBP);
(b) a cytokine, wherein the cytokine is IFN-?; and
(c) a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, excipient or diluent.
US Pat. No. 10,363,307

METHODS OF TREATING PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS USING IL-17 ANTAGONISTS

Novartis AG, Basel (CH)

1. A method of treating Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA), comprising:a) subcutaneously administering to a patient having PsA five doses of about 150 mg-about 300 mg of an IL-17 antibody, each of the five doses being delivered weekly; and
b) thereafter, subcutaneously administering to the patient a dose of about 150 mg-about 300 mg of the IL-17 antibody every month, wherein the IL-17 antibody comprises:
i) an immunoglobulin VH domain comprising the amino acid sequence set forth as SEQ ID NO:8 and an immunoglobulin VL domain comprising the amino acid sequence set forth as SEQ ID NO:10;
ii) an immunoglobulin VH domain comprising the hypervariable regions comprising the amino acid sequences set forth as SEQ ID NOs:1-3, respectively, and an immunoglobulin VL domain comprising the hypervariable regions comprising the amino acid sequences set forth as SEQ ID NOs:4-6, respectively; or
iii) an immunoglobulin VH domain comprising the hypervariable regions comprising the amino acid sequences set forth as SEQ ID NOs:11-13, respectively, and an immunoglobulin VL domain comprising the hypervariable regions comprising the amino acid sequences set forth as SEQ ID NOs:4-6, respectively.
US Pat. No. 10,362,796

METHOD FOR REDUCING THE CONTENT OF PATHOGENIC ORGANISMS PRESENT IN FOOD MATERIALS

1. A fermented food product produced by a method comprising:(i) mixing a food material with (a) a starter culture and (b) at least one adjunct culture comprising Pediococcus acidilactici that produces a bacteriocin;
(ii) fermenting the food material at a sub-optimal temperature for growth of the Pediococcus acidilactici of 30° C. or below; and
(iii) ripening the food material;
wherein during fermentation the acidification caused by the Pediococcus acidilactici is about 0.5 pH unit or less, and wherein growth of Listeria monocytogenes during fermentation and/or ripening is suppressed, and
wherein the pH of the fermented food product is at most 0.5 pH units lower than that of a fermented food product produced by the same method except without the Pediococcus acidilactici adjunct culture.
US Pat. No. 10,363,309

TARGETED NANOPARTICLE CONJUGATES

CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIV...

1. A composition for treating a disorder in a subject, the composition comprising:a polyethylene glycolylated (PEGylated) nanoparticle;
at least one hydrophobic therapeutic agent non-covalently coupled to the surface of the nanoparticle, wherein the at least one hydrophobic therapeutic agent has an amino or amine functionality for attachment to the surface of the nanoparticle; and
at least one targeting moiety coupled to polyethylene glycol of the nanoparticle for targeting the composition to a cell associated with the disorder, wherein the at least one therapeutic agent is released from the nanoparticle and differentially up taken by the cell upon targeting with reduced nanoparticle accumulation in the cell.
US Pat. No. 10,363,310

PROTON INDUCED BORON CAPTURE THERAPY

1. A method of treating a biological tissue using a proton beam, comprising steps of:introducing a reactant into a biological tissue, the reactant comprising a composite and being distributed in the biological tissue; and
irradiating the biological tissue with the proton beam,
wherein the composite comprises 10B and 11B, the composite reacts with at least one proton from the proton beam to release at least one ? particle or ? rays, and the ? particle or the ? rays reacts with the biological tissue.
US Pat. No. 10,363,311

ENGINEERED PRIMATE CYSTINE/CYSTEINE DEGRADING ENZYMES AS ANTINEOGENIC AGENTS

BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNI...

1. An isolated, modified primate cystathionine-?-lyase (CGL) enzyme having at least one substitution relative to a native primate CGL amino acid sequence (see SEQ ID NOs: 1 and 7-10), said at least one substitution including a threonine at position 59 of the native primate CGL sequence.
US Pat. No. 10,362,800

POWDEROUS VITAMIN E FORMULATIONS

DSM IP ASSETS B.V., Heer...

1. A powderous formulation comprising:(i) at least 40 wt-%, based on the total weight of the powderous formulation, of a porous particulate carrier material,
(ii) at least 50 wt-%, based on the total weight of the powderous formulation, of vitamin E coated onto the porous particulate carrier material, and
(iii) 0.5 wt-%-8 wt-%, based on the total weight of the powderous formulation, of at least one auxiliary compound selected from the group consisting of aluminium ammonium sulphate, aluminium potassium sulfate, ammonium acetate, ammonium bisulphite, ammonium carbonate, ammonium chloride, ammonium dihydrogen phosphate ammonium hydrogen carbonate, bentonite, montmorillonite, calcium aluminates, calcium carbonate, calcium silicate, synthetic calcium sulphate di-hydrate, calcium sulfate, kaolinitic clays, diatomaceous earth, perlite, potassium bisulphite, potassium hydrogen carbonate, potassium sulphate, potassium carbonate, sepiolitic clays, silicic acid, synthetic sodium aluminosilicate, sodium aluminosulfate, sodium bisulphate, sodium carbonate, sodium chloride, sodium hydrogen carbonate, sodium sulphate, vermiculite, calcium carbonate, magnesium carbonate, calcareous marine algae, magnesium oxide, magnesium sulphate, dicalcium phosphate, tri-calcium phosphate, dicalcium phosphate, defluorinated rock-phosphate, monocalcium phosphate, calcium-magnesium phosphate, mono-ammonium phosphate, magnesium phosphate, sodium-calcium-magnesium phosphate, mono-sodium phosphate, glycerol, propylene glycol, glyceryl triacetate, sorbitol, polydextrose, lactic acid and urea, wherein
the at least one auxiliary compound has an average particle size (d 0.5) of 54-100 ?m in the formulation, and wherein
the powderous formulation has a minimum ignition energy (MIE) value according to EN 13821:2002 of 10 to 1000 mJ.
US Pat. No. 10,362,801

WRAPPING PAPER HAVING TRANSPARENT REGIONS

delfortgroup AG, Traun (...

1. A wrapping paper for smoking articles, which contains pulp fibers and at least one acid-soluble filler material, wherein the content of acid-soluble filler material is at least 10% by weight with respect to the total mass of the wrapping paper, wherein the wrapping paper has regions of lower transparency and regions of higher transparency, wherein the fraction of the mass per unit area of said acid-soluble filler material is at least 10% lower in the regions of higher transparency than in the regions of lower transparency, and wherein for the transparency in the regions of higher transparency, at least one of the following criteria is met:the transparency measured in accordance with DIN 53147:1993-01 in the regions of higher transparency is at least 20% higher than the transparency measured in accordance with DIN 5314:1993-01 in the regions of lower transparency, or
the transparency in the regions of higher transparency is so much higher than in the regions of lower transparency that, when the wrapping paper is wrapped around a tobacco rod with an American Blend tobacco blend, a diameter of 7 mm to 8 mm and a filling density of 0.1 g/cm3 to 0.3 g/cm3, a pattern of lighter and darker sections is obtained which is perceptible to the naked eye, wherein the darker sections correspond to the regions of higher transparency and the lighter sections correspond to the regions of lower transparency.
US Pat. No. 10,364,348

THERMOPLASTIC RESIN COMPOSITION AND MOLDED ARTICLE COMPRISING THE SAME

Lotte Advanced Materials ...

1. A thermoplastic resin composition comprising:about 100 parts by weight of a base resin comprising about 65 wt % to about 80 wt % of a polycarbonate (PC) resin and about 20 wt % to about 35 wt % of a polyester resin;
about 20 parts by weight to about 40 parts by weight of inorganic fillers; and
about 3 parts by weight to about 15 parts by weight of an aromatic (meth)acrylate polymer;
wherein the aromatic (meth)acrylate polymer is a copolymer of a monomer mixture comprising a vinyl cyanide monomer, an aromatic vinyl monomer and an aromatic (meth)acrylate.
US Pat. No. 10,363,341

COMPOSITE TISSUE-ENGINEERED INTERVERTEBRAL DISC WITH SELF-ASSEMBLED ANNULAR ALIGNMENT

Cornell University, Itha...

1. A method of fabricating a tissue-engineered intervertebral disc (IVD) suitable for total disc replacement in a mammal, said method comprising:providing a first gel comprising a first population of living cells that secrete a hydrophilic protein;
forming the first gel into a predetermined shape and size;
providing a second different gel comprising a second different population of living cells and collagen;
contacting the formed first gel with the second gel at a region that extends circumferentially around the first gel; and
storing the first and second gels under conditions effective for the collagen in the second gel to align circumferentially around the first gel by self-assembly of collagen due to cell-mediated gel contraction in the second gel, wherein the first gel forms a nucleus pulposus structure and the second gel forms an annulus fibrosus structure surrounding and in contact with the nucleus pulposus structure, thereby fabricating a tissue-engineered IVD suitable for total disc replacement in a mammal.
US Pat. No. 10,364,369

LOW DUST ADDITIVES COMPRISING EMULSIFIED POWDER FOR JOINT COMPOUNDS AND JOINT COMPOUNDS THEREOF

Henry Company, LLC, El S...

1. A low-dust joint compound composition comprising a dust reduction additive emulsified powder, wherein said dust reduction additive emulsified powder is made from an emulsion comprising a colloidally-protected-waxed-based (CPWB) microstructure comprising:(A) a wax core,
wherein said wax core comprises a micro-crystalline wax component, a non-micro-crystalline wax component, or a combination thereof,
wherein said micro-crystalline wax component comprises at least one linear alkane wax defined by the general formula CnH2n+2, where n ranges from 13-80,
wherein said non-micro-crystalline wax component comprises at least one wax selected from the group consisting of animal-based wax, plant-based wax, mineral wax, synthetic wax, a wax containing organic acids and/or esters, anhydrides, an emulsifier containing a mixture of organic acids and/or esters, and combinations thereof; and
(B) a polymeric shell,
wherein said polymeric shell comprises at least one polymer selected from the group consisting of polyvinyl alcohol, polyvinyl alcohol copolymers, polyvinyl alcohol terpolymers, polyvinyl acetate, polyvinyl acetate copolymers, polyvinyl acetate terpolymers, cellulose ethers, polyethylene oxide, polyethyleneimines, polyvinylpyrrolidone, polyvinylpyrrolidone copolymers, polyethylene glycol, polyacrylamides polyethylene glycol, polyacrylamides and poly(N-iso-propylamides), pullulan, sodium alginate, gelatin, starches, and combinations thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,364,379

OXAZOLINE-CONTAINING AQUEOUS POLYMER DISPERSIONS FOR COMPOSITE FILM LAMINATION

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

1. A laminating adhesive, comprising an aqueous polymer dispersion comprising a polymer having a glass transition temperature of less than ?10° C., wherein the polymer comprises, in polymerized form:ethylenically unsaturated, radically polymerizable monomers;
at least one monomer having at least one acid group, in an amount of at least 0.1 part by weight, based on 100 parts by weight of all polymerizable monomers; and
at least one monomer having at least one oxazoline group.
US Pat. No. 10,364,381

RELEASE FILM

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A release film comprising a polyester film and a coating layer formed on at least one surface of the polyester film, which coating layer is formed by coating a coating solution comprising an addition curing silicone compound, a Gemini surfactant, and a platinum group metal catalyst and curing thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,364,382

CURABLE POLYSILOXANE COMPOSITIONS AND PRESSURE SENSITIVE ADHESIVES MADE THEREFROM

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. A curable composition comprising:at least one polydiorganosiloxane, comprising at least two hydroxysilyl moieties; wherein the at least one polydiorganosiloxane, comprising at least two hydroxysilyl moieties comprises the following general formula:
(OH)p—Si(R?)3-p-[G-Si(R?)2]t—O—[(R?)2SiO]q[Si(R?)2G]t—Si(R?)3-p—(OH)p  (I)
wherein each p is independently an integer of 1, 2, or 3; each G is independently a divalent linking group; each R? is independently selected from alkyl, alkenyl, aryl, cycloalkyl, heteroaryl, heterocycloalkyl, and combinations thereof; q is an integer of 0 to 150,000; and each t is independently an integer of 0 or 1
at least one hydroxyl-functional polyorganosiloxane resin; and
at least one photoactivatable composition that, upon exposure to radiation, generates at least one base selected from amidines, guanidines, phosphazenes, proazaphosphatranes, and combinations thereof, wherein the curable composition cures upon exposure to radiation of the appropriate wavelength to activate the photoactivatable composition and upon curing is a pressure sensitive adhesive.
US Pat. No. 10,367,221

DISTRIBUTED ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM

The Curators of the Unive...

1. An energy storage system, comprising:a first tank configured for storing an anolyte;
a second tank configured for storing a catholyte;
a reaction cell configured for distribution throughout a transport system and for supplying electrical current to an electrical load of the transport system, said reaction cell being elongate and comprising an anode electrode in fluid communication with the first tank and a cathode electrode in fluid communication with the second tank, said reaction cell further comprising a membrane configured to form an interface between the anode electrode and cathode electrode;
a first pump configured for pumping the anolyte from the first tank through the anode electrode of the reaction cell via a first input supply tube; and
a second pump configured for pumping the catholyte from the second tank through the cathode electrode of the reaction cell via a second input supply tube; and
wherein a length of the reaction cell is substantially greater than a width thereof and the length of the reaction cell is greater than at least one of a width and a length of the transport system, and wherein the membrane has a length substantially equal to the length of the reaction cell such that surface area of the membrane is maximized relative to volume of the reaction cell.
US Pat. No. 10,364,414

FILTER BASED SYSTEM FOR CAPTURE OF LYSIS OF SUSPENDED CELLS

LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORA...

1. A cell lysis system comprising:a filter;
a reservoir in fluid communication with the filter and operatively positioned on a first side thereof;
a cell suspension intake in fluid communication with the filter and operatively positioned on the first side thereof;
a lysis solution intake in fluid communication with the filter and operatively positioned on a second side thereof; and
a reversible pump in fluid communication with the filter, wherein the reversible pump has a first operating state to cause fluid flow in a first flow direction through the filter from the first side toward the second side thereof, and a second operating state to cause fluid flow in a second flow direction through the filter from the second side toward the first side thereof;
wherein the cell suspension intake is configured to receive a cell suspension therethrough such that the cell suspension is filtered through the filter and a plurality of cells of the cell suspension are captured on the first side of the filter when the reversible pump is in the first operating state;
wherein the lysis solution intake is configured to receive a lysis solution therethrough such that the lysis solution passes through the filter in the second flow direction when the reversible pump is in the second operating state to lyse and suspend the plurality of cells captured on the first side of the filter to produce a cellular lysate; and
wherein the reservoir is configured to receive the cellular lysate when the reversible pump is in the second operating state.
US Pat. No. 10,364,160

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING POTASSIUM TITANATE

TOHO TITANIUM CO., LTD., ...

1. A method for producing a potassium titanate consisting essentially of:a mixing step that mixes a titanium raw material with a potassium raw material, the titanium raw material comprising 80 to 100 mass % of titanium oxide having a specific surface area of 7 to 50 m2/g, and 0 to 4.5 mass % in total of one or more materials selected from titanium metal and titanium hydride, and the potassium raw material comprising a potassium compound;
a calcination step that calcines a raw material mixture obtained by the mixing step at a calcination temperature of 950 to 990° C.;
a grinding step that grinds a calcined powder obtained by the calcination step using a vibrating mill and an impact pulverizer;
wherein after the calcination step, the method is performed without pH adjustment and without an acid wash;
the vibrating mill is at least one selected from a vibrating rod mill and a vibrating ball mill; and
the impact pulverizer is at least one selected from a high-speed rotary mill, high-speed rotary mill provided with a classifier, a media agitating mill, and a jet mill.
US Pat. No. 10,364,416

CANNABICHROMENIC ACID SYNTHASE FROM CANNABIS SATIVA

NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL...

1. A method of modulating levels of cannabinoid compounds in an organism, cell or tissue, said method comprising:a) introducing a nucleic acid molecule comprising:
i) a nucleotide sequence complementary to a polynucleotide encoding at least a portion of a polypeptide having the sequence set for in SEQ ID NO: 2 or 6 or a polypeptide having at least 99.5% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO: 2 or 6; or
ii) a nucleotide sequence complementary to a polynucleotide having at least, greater than or about 99.5% sequence identity to at least a portion of SEQ ID NO: 1 or 5;
into the organism, cell or tissue to decrease the level of a cannabinoid compound,
wherein the portion comprises greater than, at least or about 15 contiguous nucleotides,
and wherein the nucleic acid molecule is comprised in a construct, to silence cannabichromenic acid synthase gene in the organism, cell or tissue to decrease the level of a cannabinoid compound; or
b) introducing a nucleic acid molecule or construct comprising said nucleic acid molecule, and expressing or over-expressing a polypeptide having cannabichromenic acid synthase activity encoded by said nucleic acid molecule, said nucleic acid molecule comprising
i) a nucleotide sequence encoding a polypeptide having the sequence set for in SEQ ID NO: 2 or 6 or a polypeptide having at least 99.5% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO: 2 or 6;
ii) a nucleotide sequence having at least, greater than or about 99.5% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO: 1 or 5; or
iii) a nucleotide sequence having at least, greater than or about 90% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO: 8 or 9;
in the organism, cell or tissue to increase the level of a cannabinoid compound.
US Pat. No. 10,364,417

INCREASED ALCOHOL TOLERANCE USING THE PNTAB GENE

The United States of Amer...

1. A transformed microorganism,wherein the transformed microorganism contains an alcohol tolerance gene,
wherein the transformed microorganism has a higher alcohol tolerance as compared to a non-transformed microorganism, and
wherein the alcohol tolerance gene is one of pntAB, pntA, and pntB,
wherein each of pntA, pntB, and pntAB is a transhydrogenase gene,
wherein the alcohol tolerance gene comprises a nucleotide sequence having at least 75% similarity to one of SEQ ID NO: 17, SEQ ID NO: 18, SEQ ID NO: 19, SEQ ID NO: 20, SEQ ID NO: 21, and SEQ ID NO: 22, and
wherein the microorganism expresses at least one alcohol tolerance protein, the alcohol tolerance protein being at least one of PntA and PntB.
US Pat. No. 10,364,430

IDENTIFICATION OF A JAK2 MUTATION IN POLYCYTHEMIA VERA

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA S...

1. A method for detecting a mutation in the JAK2 (Janus kinase 2) gene of a human patient, comprising:a) obtaining a nucleic acid sample from a human patient; and
b) detecting a thymine (T) in the JAK2 gene at position 2343 of SEQ ID NO: 2 in the nucleic acid sample by:
a1) sequencing a region of the nucleic acid sample comprising position 2343 of SEQ ID NO: 2, or
a2) hybridizing the nucleic acid sample with at least one probe or primer comprising at least 10 consecutive nucleotides of SEQ ID NO: 2 comprising position 2343 of SEQ ID NO: 2, or with a complement of said probe or primer.
US Pat. No. 10,364,178

GLASSES HAVING IMPROVED TOUGHNESS AND SCRATCH RESISTANCE

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. A silicate glass, the silicate glass being ion exchangeable and comprising:62-70 mol % SiO2;
0-18 mol % Al2O3;
>0-10 mol % B2O3;
>0-15 mol % Li2O;
6-20 mol % Na2O;
0-18 mol % K2O;
>0-17 mol % MgO;
ZrO2; and
SnO2,
wherein 10 mol %?Al2O3+B2O3+ZrO2?30 mol %, and
wherein 14 mol %?R2O+R?O?25 mol %, where R is at least one of Li, Na, K, Rb, and Cs, and R? is at least one of Mg, Ca, Sr, and Ba, and
wherein ?15 mol %?(R2O+R?O?Al2O3?ZrO2)?B2O3?4 mol %.
US Pat. No. 10,364,435

IMMUNIZATION AND/OR TREATMENT OF PARASITES AND INFECTIOUS AGENTS BY LIVE BACTERIA

1. A genetically engineered chimeric peptide, comprising:a therapeutic peptide portion selected from the group consisting of:
a Bacillus thuringiensis toxin,
a Photorhabdus species insecticidal cytotoxin,
a Xenorhabdus species insecticidal cytotoxin,
anthelmintic cyclic heptapeptide segetalin D, and
a cyclodepsipeptid,
effective to provide a selective cytotoxic therapy of a parasitic disease caused by a parasite, the therapeutic peptide portion being toxic to the parasite;
a targeting peptide portion comprising a parasite targeting (binding) peptide, effective to selectively target the therapeutic peptide portion to at least one cell of the parasite; and
a secretion peptide portion selected from the group consisting of an autotransporter peptide, an HlyA peptide, an HlyB peptide, a type I secretion system active peptide, a type III secretion system active peptide, a colicin release peptide, a bacteriophage release peptide, Lpp-OmpA fusion, M13pIII, and a C-terminal RTC protein, effective to cause secretion of the chimeric peptide from a genetically engineered microorganism which produces the chimeric peptide,
wherein the therapeutic peptide portion, the targeting peptide portion, and the secretion peptide portion of the chimeric peptide are derived by gene fusion from different genes.
US Pat. No. 10,364,183

COMPOSITE COMPRISING A MINERAL WOOL COMPRISING A SUGAR

SAINT-GOBAIN ISOVER, Cou...

1. A process for preparing a shaped composite, the process comprising:mixing fragments of mineral wool sized with a sizing composition comprising a sugar with a non-cement silica carrier distinct from the wool, a non-cement alkali metal carrier distinct from the wool, and water, to obtain a mixture, wherein the non-cement silica carrier and the non-cement alkali metal carrier form, with the water, a mineral binder that gradually solidifies around solid particles present in the mixture; and then
shaping the mixture into a shaped composite.
US Pat. No. 10,365,220

SINGLE-CELL RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY FOR THE NON-DESTRUCTIVE, NON-INVASIVE ANALYSIS OF CELLS AND CELLULAR COMPONENTS

LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATION...

1. A method for non-destructively characterizing a cell, the method comprising:providing a sample comprising at least one intact cell in a solution, wherein the at least one intact cell is a white blood cell;
optically trapping a single intact cell from the sample using a laser using an excitation wavelength selected from the group of about 800-1800 nm, 780-950 nm, and 780-800 nm, wherein the excitation wavelength is selected to minimize the deleterious effects of heating the single intact cell;
illuminating the single intact trapped cell with the laser to generate a Raman spectrum, wherein the laser is not deleterious to the single intact trapped cell;
analyzing the Raman spectrum to characterize the single intact trapped cell;
identifying the single intact trapped cell as normal or abnormal based on the analyzed Raman spectrum; and
if the single intact trapped cell is identified as abnormal, removing the trapped intact abnormal cell from the sample using the laser.
US Pat. No. 10,364,453

DETECTING OF BACTERIA USING FLUORESCENTLY-LABELED PHAGE IMMOBILIZED ON AN OPTICALLY TRANSPARENT SURFACE

The United States of Amer...

1. A method for detecting bacteria in a sample, said method comprising the steps of:A) selecting a phage that is known to react with said bacteria to be detected said phage having nucleic acid;
B) immobilizing said phage head down on a transparent substrate;
C) tagging said phage nucleic acid with a fluorescent nucleic acid tag;
D) illuminating said phage from said step C) with a light source;
E) establishing a baseline fluorescence intensity for said illuminated phage from said step D);
F) exposing said tagged phage from said step C) to said sample to allow said tagged phage to lyse said bacteria;
F1) removing said substrate from said step F) from said sample;
G) illuminating said substrate from said removing step to establish a test fluorescence intensity;
H) comparing said test fluorescence intensity to said baseline fluorescence intensity, and,
I) deeming said bacteria to be present in said sample when said test fluorescence intensity is less than said baseline fluorescence intensity.
US Pat. No. 10,364,198

HEAVY PETROLEUM RESIDUE DERIVED IRON INCORPORATED SP2 CARBON NANOGRANULES FOR IMPROVED SYNTHESIS OF LIGHT OLEFINS

1. An Iron incorporated sp2 carbon nanogranules (Fe/CNG) catalyst comprising:(a) iron in the form of Fe(0), in bulk phase,
(b) iron in the form of Fe(0) along with Fe3C phase; and
(c) trace amounts of Fe(II) and Fe(III),wherein (a), (b) and (c) are collectively present in the range from 5 to 20 w/w % of the sp2 carbon nanogranules, and wherein the trace amounts of Fe(II) and Fe(III) are found on a surface of the sp2 carbon nanogranules.
US Pat. No. 10,364,205

METHOD FOR PRODUCING KETONE AND/OR ALCOHOL, AND SYSTEM THEREOF

UBE INDUSTRIES, LTD., Ub...

1. A method for producing a ketone and/or alcohol by decomposing a hydroperoxide and an ester compound in an oxidation reaction solution obtained from oxidizing a hydrocarbon compound with molecular oxygen, in which the ketone and/or alcohol has the same number of carbon atoms as the hydrocarbon compound; wherein the method comprises:neutralizing at least a part of a carboxylic acid in the oxidation reaction solution by contacting the oxidation reaction solution with a first alkaline solution comprising a carbonate of an alkali metal, and separating the reaction mixture into a first oil phase and a first water phase, wherein a content of the hydroperoxide in the first oil phase is more than 90% of a content of the hydroperoxide in the oxidation reaction solution, and a pH of the first water phase is 8.5 or more and 9.55 or less;
decomposing the hydroperoxide and the ester compound in the first oil phase by contacting the first oil phase with a second alkaline solution having a higher pH value than the first alkaline solution, and separating the reaction mixture into a second oil phase and a second water phase, wherein a pH of the second water phase is greater than or equal to the pKa of the hydroperoxide and 14.0 or less;
recovering at least a part of an unreacted hydrocarbon from the second oil phase;
obtaining the ketone and/or alcohol from the second oil phase after recovering at least a part of the unreacted hydrocarbon by purification;
recycling a part or all of the second water phase as a part of the first alkaline solution; and
recovering the carbonate of an alkali metal from the first water phase and recycling the carbonate of an alkali metal to the first alkaline solution.
US Pat. No. 10,364,207

PROCESSES FOR OBTAINING MICROBIAL OIL FROM MICROBIAL CELLS

DSM IP Assets B.V., Te H...

1. A process for obtaining a microbial oil comprising one or more polyunsaturated fatty acids from one or more microbial cells, wherein the process comprises:(a) lysing the cells comprising the microbial oil to form a lysed cell composition;
(b) demulsifying the lysed cell composition to form a demulsified lysed cell composition;
(c) separating the oil from the demulsified lysed cell composition; and
(d) recovering the oil;
wherein (b) comprises adding at least one enzyme selected from the group consisting of beta-glucanase, xylanase, cellulase, pectinase, mannanase, amylase, and combinations thereof, and wherein at least one of (a) or (b) further comprises heating the cells or the composition to at least 60° C.
US Pat. No. 10,364,208

OXIDATIVE COUPLING OF ARYL BORON REAGENTS WITH SP3-CARBON NUCLEOPHILES, AND AMBIENT DECARBOXYLATIVE ARYLATION OF MALONATE HALF-ESTERS VIA OXIDATIVE CATALYSIS

The Governors of the Univ...

1. A method for decarboxylative carbonyl ?-arylation, comprising: reactinga. an aryl coupling partner,
b. a beta-carbonyl carboxylic acid, and
c. a copper based catalyst
the reaction taking place at room temperature, exposed to air, thereby creating a carbon-carbon bond.
US Pat. No. 10,364,465

REAGENTS AND METHODS FOR SEQUENCING

Life Technologies Corpora...

1. A single nucleic acid molecule comprising at least one reference sequence and multiple variants of the at least one reference sequence,wherein the nucleotide sequences of the at least one reference sequence and each variant are defined,
wherein the at least one reference sequence and variants are arranged within the single nucleic acid molecule as cassettes,
wherein within each cassette the at least one reference sequence is operably linked to one or more of a restriction enzyme site(s), and/or hairpin-forming site(s),
wherein each variant is at least 50% identical to the reference sequence, and wherein the single nucleic acid molecule comprises at least 15 variants.
US Pat. No. 10,364,469

GENE EXPRESSION PANEL FOR PROGNOSIS OF PROSTATE CANCER RECURRENCE

ILLUMINA, INC, San Diego...

1. A method for treating a patient with prostate cancer, the method comprising:obtaining a biological sample from the patient, wherein the biological sample comprises a prostate tissue sample,
detecting expression levels of a collection of genes from the biological sample, wherein detecting expression levels of the collection of genes comprises hybridizing probes specific for each of the genes to nucleic acid molecules derived from the biological sample, wherein the collection of genes comprises a collection of signature genes, and
wherein said collection of signature genes comprises NKX2-1 and ABCC11;
correlating expression levels of said collection of signature genes with prostate-cancer related mortality to identify whether the patient is at risk of prostate-cancer related mortality; and
treating a patient at risk of prostate-cancer related mortality with one or more of radical prostatectomy, brachytherapy of the prostate, radiotherapy of the prostate, neoadjuvant hormone therapy for treating prostate cancer, and adjuvant hormone therapy for treating prostate cancer.
US Pat. No. 10,364,473

FAST DIAGNOSIS AND PERSONALIZED TREATMENTS FOR ACNE

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A method for treating acne in a subject in need thereof, comprising: administering an effective amount of a composition comprising an RT6 strain of P. acnes to the subject.
US Pat. No. 10,364,218

METHOD OF PRODUCING EPSILON-CAPROLACTAM

Toray Industries, Inc., ...

1. A method of producing ?-caprolactam, comprising: step 1 of mixing at least one selected from the group consisting of 3-oxoadipic acid and salts thereof with a catalyst and a solvent in the presence of hydrogen to produce 3-hydroxyadipic acid; and step 2 of reacting the 3-hydroxyadipic acid which is a product of step 1, a salt or carboxylic acid derivative thereof, or a mixture thereof with hydrogen and ammonia.
US Pat. No. 10,363,708

COMPOSITION FOR PREPARING LIGHTWEIGHT TRANSPARENT COMPOSITE, METHOD OF PREPARING COMPOSITE USING THE SAME AND COMPOSITE PREPARED THEREBY

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A composition for preparing a lightweight transparent composite, comprising:(A) a glass fiber reinforcement having a refractive index of 1.4 to 1.6;
(B) a curable resin having a deviation in refractive index of ?0.005 to +0.005 from the glass fiber reinforcement (A); and
(C) a ruthenium-based catalyst which is a ruthenium metal-based metathesis catalyst comprising at least one selected from the group consisting of molybdenum (Mo), tungsten (W), and osmium (Os).
US Pat. No. 10,364,220

SYNTHESIS OF SUCCINIMIDES AND QUATERNARY AMMONIUM IONS FOR USE IN MAKING MOLECULAR SIEVES

ExxonMobil Chemical Paten...


US Pat. No. 10,363,209

COSMETIC COMPOSITION

Conopco, Inc., Englewood...

1. A cosmetic composition comprising particles dispersed in a cosmetically acceptable carrier,wherein the particles comprise polymer, redox dye and reducing agent;
wherein the cosmetically acceptable carrier is a water and oil emulsion;
wherein the particles are dispersed in the oil phase of the water and oil emulsion;
wherein from 50 to 100% by weight of the particles have a particle size of from 1 to 20 ?m;
wherein the particles comprise polymer in an amount of at least about 80 to 98% by weight of the particles; and
wherein the cosmetic composition comprises the particles in an amount of at least 2% and less than 7%.
US Pat. No. 10,363,214

METHOD FOR TREATING ATROPHIC AGE RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION

Allergan, Inc., Irvine, ...

1. A method for treatment of dry age-related macular degeneration the method comprising the steps of:preparing a biocompatible, sustained release drug delivery system comprising between 5 ?g and 20 ?g of bevacizumab and a polymeric hyaluronic acid vehicle cross-linked or noncross-linked the bevacizumab; and
injecting the drug delivery system into the vitreous of an eye of a patient with dry AMD;
wherein the drug delivery system releases between about 14 ng to about 120 ng of bevacizumab over a 24 hour period for between about 3 months and about 6 months.
US Pat. No. 10,365,271

LIGHT HARVESTING MULTICHROMOPHORE COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME

The Regents of the Univer...

1. An aqueous composition comprising an aggregate of light harvesting multichromophore conjugated polymers in an aqueous solution that are configured upon excitation to transfer energy to, and amplify the emission from, an acceptor signaling chromophore in energy-receiving proximity therewith in the aqueous solution, wherein the light harvesting multichromophore conjugated polymers comprise water soluble groups and are linked to a sensor biomolecule that specifically binds a target.
US Pat. No. 10,365,279

ASSAY SYSTEM FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF ONCOGENICITY, TUMOR PROGRESSION, AND TREATMENT EFFICACY

Berg LLC, Framingham, MA...

1. A method for diagnosing and treating cancer in a subject, comprising:(i) detecting in a tissue sample obtained from a suspected lesion of abnormal growth from the subject a decrease in total cellular protein level of Cytochrome C and proteins implicated in apoptosis comprising Bax, p53, Bid, and Caspase-3, based on comparison with a baseline value of the proteins;
(ii) detecting in the tissue sample an increase in total cellular protein level of two or more proteins implicated in angiogenesis, wherein the proteins are selected from the group consisting of VEGF, HIF-1?, and bFGF, based on comparison with a baseline value of the proteins;
(iii) determining that the tissue sample is cancerous, exhibits angiogenesis indicative of an aggressive cancer, and exhibits significant apoptotic resistance to chemotherapy treatment; and
(iv) administering a non-chemotherapy or anti-angiogenic cancer treatment to the subject based on the determination in step (iii).
US Pat. No. 10,363,245

METHODS FOR TREATING CNS LESIONS

THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF T...

1. A method of treating a brain lesion in a subject diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) comprising orally administering a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor to the subject in an effective amount to increase cerebral perfusion.
US Pat. No. 10,362,749

WHEAT CULTIVAR 01071780

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of wheat cultivar 01071780, wherein a sample of seed of said cultivar has been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125541.
US Pat. No. 10,364,285

ANTIBODIES FOR THE TREATMENT OF SYNUCLEINOPATHY

1. A monoclonal antibody which specifically binds to human alpha-synuclein and comprises:(a) a Heavy Chain CDR1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:1;
(b) a Heavy Chain CDR2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:34;
(c) a Heavy Chain CDR3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:3;
(d) a Light Chain CDR1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:4;
(e) a Light Chain CDR2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:5; and
(f) a Light Chain CDR3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:6.
US Pat. No. 10,362,751

WHEAT CULTIVAR 01071571

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of wheat cultivar 01071571, wherein a sample of seed of said cultivar has been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125544.
US Pat. No. 10,365,568

CONTROL METHOD OF MOVABLE BODY, EXPOSURE METHOD, DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD, MOVABLE BODY APPARATUS, AND EXPOSURE APPARATUS

NIKON CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. A beam irradiation apparatus, comprising:an irradiation system from which a processing beam is irradiated to an object to process the object with the processing beam;
a movable body that is movable relative to the irradiation system within a two-dimensional plane including a first direction and a second direction intersecting the first direction;
a mark detection system arranged separate from the irradiation system, from which a measurement beam is irradiated to the object placed on the movable body to detect marks of the object, the mark detection system having an optical member and an irradiation position of the measurement beam being changed in the first direction using the optical member; and
a controller,
wherein:
the controller controls movement of the movable body,
the mark detection system detects a first mark of the marks while moving the movable body in the first direction and changing the irradiation position of the measurement beam in the first direction,
the mark detection system detects a second mark of the marks while moving the movable body in the first direction and changing the irradiation position of the measurement beam in the first direction,
the controller controls a position of the movable body in the second direction during a time period between the detection of the first mark and the detection of the second mark, and
the controller controls the movement of the movable body to adjust a positional relation between the object on the movable body and the processing beam, based on results of the detection of the first mark and the detection of the second mark.
US Pat. No. 10,362,752

WHEAT CULTIVAR 01071581

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of wheat cultivar 01071581, wherein a sample of seed of said cultivar has been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125543.
US Pat. No. 10,362,753

PLANTS AND SEEDS OF HYBRID CORN VARIETY CH811229

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A seed of hybrid corn variety CH811229, produced by crossing a first plant of variety CV342520 with a second plant of variety CV655219, wherein representative seeds of said varieties CV342520 and CV655219 are deposited under ATCC Accession Nos. PTA-121222 and PTA-125222, respectively.
US Pat. No. 10,362,758

SOYBEAN CULTIVAR 64272401

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of soybean cultivar 64272401, representative seed of said soybean cultivar having been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125270.
US Pat. No. 10,362,768

EXTRUDED ANIMAL LITTERS

1. An animal litter comprising from about 30 to about 70% of one or more clays and from about 70 to about 30% of one or more starches, wherein the starches have an expanded cellular structure.
US Pat. No. 10,363,284

?-HAIRPIN PEPTIDOMIMETICS

POLYPHOR AG, Allschwil (...

1. A method for providing CXCR4 antagonizing activity, and/or anti inflammatory activity and/or stem cell mobilizing activity, for providing CXCR4 antagonizing activity, and/or stem cell mobilizing activity for slowing or halting the viral progression in an HIV infected patient; for treating a cancer or an immunological disease that is mediated by or results from CXCR4 receptor activity; for treating immunosuppression; for accompanying the apheresis collection of peripheral blood stem cells; or for inducing the mobilization of stem cells to regulate tissue repair, said method comprising:administering an effective amount of a compound of the general formula cyclo(-Tyr1-His2-Xaa3-Cys4-Ser5-Xaa6-DPro7-Xaa8-Arg9-Tyr10-Cys11-Tyr12-Xaa13-Xaa14-Xaa15-Pro16-),
comprising a disulfide bond between Cys4 and Cys11, and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof,
wherein
Xaa3 is Tyr; Tyr(Me); or Tyr(CF3),
Tyr(Me) is (2S)-2-amino-(4-methoxyphenyl)-3-propionic acid,
Tyr(CF3) is (2S)-2-amino-(4-trifluoromethoxyphenyl)-3-propionic acid,
Xaa6 is Ala; or Acc
Acc is 1-aminocyclopropane-carboxylic acid,
Xaa8 is Orn(iPr),
Orn(iPr) is (2S)—N?-isopropyl-2,5-diaminopentanoic acid,
Xaa13 is Gln; or Glu,
Xaa14 is Lys(iPr),
Lys(iPr) is (2S)—N?-isopropyl-2,6-diaminohexanoic acid,
Xaa15 is DPro; or DLys(iPr),
DLys(iPr) is (2R)—N?-isopropyl-2,6-diaminohexanoic acid,
with the proviso that if Xaa6 is Ala, then Xaa15 is DLys(iPr).
US Pat. No. 10,364,308

THERMOPLASTIC POLYOLEFIN COMPOSITIONS

ExxonMobil Chemical Paten...

1. A thermoplastic polyolefin composition comprising:a polypropylene having a melting point temperature (Tm) of greater than 130° C. and a melt flow rate (230° C./2.16 kg) within the range from 10 g/10 min to 80 g/10 min;
an ethylene-propylene copolymer comprising within the range from 40 wt % to 80 wt % ethylene derived units and having a Mooney Viscosity (1+4, 125° C.) of greater than about 20 Mooney units, a Mw/Mn within the range from 1.8 to 4.0, and a weight average molecular weight (Mw) within a range of from 50,000 g/mole to 300,000 g/mole; and
a propylene-based elastomer having within the range from 5 to 25 wt % ethylene derived units and having a melting point temperature (Tm) of less than 110° C. and a Mw/Mn within the range from 2.0 to 4.0,
wherein the room temperature notch impact of the thermoplastic polyolefin composition is at least twenty times greater than the room temperature notch impact of a composition without the propylene-based elastomer.
US Pat. No. 10,363,293

VACCINE COMPOSITION

Turnstone Limited Partner...

1. A method for treating a patient having a cancer, said method comprising:a) a first virus, said first virus comprising a nucleic acid that is capable of expressing a MAGEA3 protein, said MAGEA3 protein comprising an amino acid sequence that is at least 70% identical to SEQ ID NO: 1, and includes at least one MAGEA3 tumor-associated epitope selected from the group consisting of: FLWGPRALV (SEQ ID NO: 27), KVAELVHFL (SEQ ID NO: 28), EGDCAPEEK (SEQ ID NO: 35), KKLLTQHFVQENYLEY (SEQ ID NO: 36), and RKVAELVHFLLLKYR (SEQ ID NO: 37), wherein said MAGEA3 protein is capable of inducing an immune response in a patient in a heterologous prime-boost format, and
b) a second virus, said second virus being a Maraba MG1 virus comprising a nucleic acid that is capable of expressing a MAGEA3 protein, said MAGEA3 protein comprising an amino acid sequence that is at least 70% identical to SEQ ID NO: 1, and includes at least one MAGEA3 tumor-associated epitope selected from the group consisting of: FLWGPRALV (SEQ ID NO: 27), KVAELVHFL (SEQ ID NO: 28), EGDCAPEEK (SEQ ID NO: 35), KKLLTQHFVQENYLEY (SEQ ID NO: 36), and RKVAELVHFLLLKYR (SEQ ID NO: 37), wherein said Maraba MG1 virus is formulated for use in providing a therapeutic oncolytic effect in said patient; wherein:
said first virus is immunologically distinct from said second virus;
said first virus is a priming virus and administered before said second virus; and wherein
said second virus is a boost virus and is administered at least twice after administration of said priming virus.
US Pat. No. 10,364,318

ENGINEERED STRAIN OF ESCHERICHIA COLI FOR PRODUCTION OF POLY-R-3-HYDROXYALKANOATE POLYMERS WITH DEFINED MONOMER UNIT COMPOSITION AND METHODS BASED THEREON

The Research Foundation f...

1. A system for producing a prescribed unit size azido-poly(3-hydroxyalkanoate) (azido-PHA) polymer comprising a recombinant bacterium, wherein the bacterium:a. metabolizes short to long chain fatty acids without induction, and
b. expresses an (R)-specific enoyl-CoA hydratase and a PHA synthase, wherein the bacterium is fed a fatty acid substrate, wherein the fatty acid substrate is a ?-azido-fatty acid substrate, the ?-azido-fatty acid comprising a terminal azide, and the ?-azido-fatty acid being of equal carbon length to the prescribed unit size of the azido-PHA polymer to be produced.
US Pat. No. 10,364,321

BATCH PROCESS FOR MAKING POLYBUTYLENE TEREPHTHALATE

SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A batch process for preparing polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), comprising:heating at approximately 245-260° C. and 1 atmosphere of pressure a solid PBT oligomer having an intrinsic viscosity (IV) of 0.1 to 0.2 dL/g and a carboxylic acid end group concentration [CEG] of greater than 100 to 180 mmol/kg until the PBT melts and becomes homogeneous to form melted homogeneous PBT oligomer; wherein the PBT oligomer contains 30 to 150 ppm tetra(C1-C8 alkyl) titanate catalyst;
adding 30 to 150 ppm tetra(C1-C8 alkyl) titanate catalyst; and
polycondensing the melted homogeneous PBT oligomer by reducing the pressure to approximately 0.1 to 4 mm Hg, and maintaining the temperature at approximately 245-260° C. to provide PBT having an IV of between 0.55 and 1.20 dL/g.
US Pat. No. 10,364,323

METHOD FOR PRODUCING POLYETHER CARBONATE POLYOLS

Covestro Deutschland AG, ...

1. A process for preparing polyether carbonate polyols comprising adding alkylene oxides and carbon dioxide onto carboxylic acids in the presence of a double metal cyanide (DMC) catalyst, wherein one or more carboxylic acids are metered into the reactor continuously during the reaction, in which(i) said carboxylic acid is at least difunctional and has a pKa of not less than 1.5,
(ii) the addition of said one or more carboxylic acids is effected such that at any point in time in the process the molar concentration of unconverted carboxylic acid in the reaction mixture does not exceed a value of 0.001 mol/g multiplied by the mass of the catalyst employed per liter of reaction mixture reported in grams, and
(iii) any two carboxylic acid groups present in the same molecule are separated from one another at least by a carbon atom.

US Pat. No. 10,368,293

UTILIZING EXPLICIT CONGESTION NOTIFICATION FOR NETWORK SELECTION

1. A user equipment, comprising:a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
determining that a first device and a second device are available to serve the user equipment, wherein the first device corresponds to a first network and communicates according to a first network protocol and the second device corresponds to a second network and communicates according to a second network protocol that differs from the first network protocol;
determining that an application, executed by the user equipment, is configured to request communication of application data;
receiving explicit congestion notification data comprising a first bit indicative of a first explicit congestion notification of the first network and a second bit indicative of a second explicit congestion notification of the second network; and
based on the explicit congestion notification data, determining, from among the first network and the second network, a selected network that is selected to communicate the application data.

US Pat. No. 10,368,290

COOPERATIVE COMMUNICATION LINK MAPPING AND CLASSIFICATION

SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORA...

1. A method of cooperative communication link mapping and classification, the method comprising:receiving location data defining a position of a communication node;
monitoring signal data of a communication link at the communication node with respect to a second communication node;
identifying characteristics of the signal data;
applying a location stamp of the position to the characteristics of the signal data;
classifying the communication link based on the characteristics of the signal data; and
populating a map classifying the communication link at the position indicated by the location stamp, wherein a time stamp is applied for each update of the map.

US Pat. No. 10,368,289

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATIONS MANAGEMENT

BAE Systems plc, London ...

1. Apparatus for generating a connectivity map in respect of a communications system of a moving platform, said communications system comprising at least one platform application and being configured to effect wireless data communication between said platform and another node by means of one of a plurality of supported communications links in accordance with a communications plan, wherein said apparatus is configured to: identify a message or set of messages required to be transmitted from or received by said moving platform; and generate a connectivity map comprising a plurality of connectivity metrics by, for each of a plurality of different specified attitudes or orientations derived from one or more predicted trajectories of said moving platform: identifying available transmitters for wireless transmission of said message or set of messages and/or identify available receivers for wireless reception of said message or set of messages; for each identified transmitter, determining a transmitter metric and/or for each identified receiver, determining a receiver metric; defining a connectivity metric, based on said transmitter metrics and/or receiver metrics for said respective specified attitude or orientation, said connectivity metric being representative of a quality of a respective associated communications link for effecting transmission or reception by said platform of said message or set of messages in respect of said respective specified attitude or orientation of said moving platform; anda management system for a moving platform comprising a plurality of systems and at least one platform application, a dynamic route planner configured to generate a new heading plan in respect of said moving platform, a platform application and being configured to effect wireless data communication supported communications links in accordance with a communications plan, wherein said dynamic route planner or said dynamic obstacle avoidance planner is configured to use said connectivity map to generate a route plan or heading plan including an attitude/orientation of said moving platform corresponding to a selected connectivity metric.

US Pat. No. 10,368,277

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING DATA BY TERMINAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM SUPPORTING HIGH-SPEED UPLINK, AND APPARATUS FOR SAME

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting data by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system supporting high-speed uplink transmission, the method comprising:transmitting or receiving a signal, to or from a serving cell, by the UE in a radio resource control (RRC) connected state with the serving cell;
performing measurements for the serving cell and a neighboring cell; and
transmitting data to the neighboring cell based on measurement values in the RRC connected state with the serving cell,
wherein a sum of a measurement value of the neighboring cell and an offset value of the neighboring cell is greater than the measurement value of the serving cell.

US Pat. No. 10,368,227

ACCESS POINT MANAGEMENT AND USAGE IN A NETWORK ENVIRONMENT

Time Warner Cable Enterpr...

1. A method of determining where to install wireless access points in a network, the method comprising:receiving, from a subscriber device, a request for an installation of a new wireless access point at a specified geographical location in the network, the request being one of multiple requests indicating to install the new wireless access point at the specified geographical location;
determining whether a number of the multiple requests to install the new wireless access point exceeds a predetermined threshold value;
in response to detecting that the number of multiple requests exceeds the predetermined threshold value, initiating the installation of the new wireless access point at the specified geographical location; and
the method further comprising: initiating the installation of the new wireless access point at the specified geographical location based at least in part in response to detecting presence of the subscriber device at the geographical location.

US Pat. No. 10,368,165

METHOD FOR ELIMINATING MOTOR VEHICLE AND WATER CRAFT HORN EMC INTERFERENCE AND HORN

11. A method of eliminating electromagnetic interference of an electronic device in a motor vehicle or a water craft, comprising:coupling at least one capacitor of about 220-10000 ?F in parallel with input terminals of a power supply of the electronic device to eliminate outbound electrical interference caused by electromagnetic radiation, conduction, or coupling that is generated by the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,368,164

APPROACH FOR PARTIALLY PRESERVING MUSIC IN THE PRESENCE OF INTELLIGIBLE SPEECH

HARMAN INTERNATIONAL INDU...

1. An audio processing system, comprising:an input device that receives a first audio signal;
a voice activity detector that:
receives a first control signal from a voice separator;
determines that a signal of interest is present in the first audio signal based on the first control signal exceeding a ducker threshold; and
generates a second control signal in response to the first audio signal; and
a ratio-based attenuator that:
receives the second control signal from the voice activity detector,
determines whether a first signal level associated with the first audio signal exceeds a second signal level associated with a second audio signal received from an audio playback device, and
if the first signal level exceeds the second signal, then maintains an audio level of the second audio signal, or
if the first signal level does not exceed the second signal level difference, then causes the audio level of the second audio signal to be adjusted from a first value to a second value.

US Pat. No. 10,368,162

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECREATING DIRECTIONAL CUES IN BEAMFORMED AUDIO

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method for recreating directional cues in beamformed audio, the method comprising:receiving at least one first audio signal via a microphone array;
receiving at least one second audio signal via the microphone array;
receiving at least one third audio signal via at least one reference microphone;
transforming the at least one first audio signal, the at least one second audio signal and the at least one third audio signal to a frequency domain representation;
beamforming amplitude data of the at least one transformed first audio signal, the at least one transformed second audio signal and the at least one transformed third audio signal to generate a beamformed monophonic audio signal;
deriving phase offset information based on a frequency extracted during the transforming of the at least one third audio signal and the beamformed monophonic audio signal; and
generating a multi-channel audio signal with directional cues by applying the derived phase offset information to the beamformed monophonic audio signal.

US Pat. No. 10,368,161

AMPLIFIER AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. An amplifier, comprising:a first speaker;
a second speaker;
a third speaker;
an acoustic box, wherein the first speaker, the second speaker and the third speaker are disposed on a continuous surface inside the acoustic box; and
three partitions disposed on the continuous surface, one of the partitions is interposed between the first speaker and the second speaker, another one of the partitions is interposed between the second speaker and the third speaker, and another one of the partitions is interposed between the third speaker and the first speaker;
wherein one end of each partition is connected to the continuous surface where the first speaker, the second speaker and the third speaker are disposed, and another end of the partition is separated from an opposite surface facing the continuous surface by a gap;
wherein three connection lines of the first speaker, the second speaker and the third speaker form a triangle, and the partitions are connected to form a Y-shaped structure.

US Pat. No. 10,368,160

SPEAKER BOX

AAC TECHNOLOGIES PTE. LTD...

1. A speaker box, comprising:a lower cover;
an upper cover engaging with the lower cover for forming an accommodating space;
a speaker accommodated in the accommodating space, and including a diaphragm with a dome attached to the diaphragm;
a front sound cavity formed by the diaphragm and the upper cover;
air adsorbent particles received in the front sound cavity for absorbing the high frequency harmonic and noises; wherein
the dome forms at least one recess communicating with the front sound cavity, and the air adsorbent particles are received in the recesses.

US Pat. No. 10,368,159

WATER RESISTANT LOUDSPEAKER

18. A water resistant loudspeaker comprising:a. a water-impermeable spider having a first water-impermeable attachment to a former;
b. a spider support supported by said basket, wherein said spider support has at least one vent;
c. a water impermeable diaphragm having a second water-impermeable attachment to said former;
d. an acoustic chamber housing enclosing a rear acoustic chamber attached and sealed to a basket of said water resistant loudspeaker behind said spider and having a size adapted to maintain speaker performance at low frequencies; and
e. wherein said first attachment is adjacent said second attachment.

US Pat. No. 10,368,157

ADJUSTABLE EARCUP IN CONTINUOUS HEADBAND-SPRING HEADPHONE SYSTEM

BOSE CORPORATION, Framin...

1. A headphone system comprising:a pair of earcups;
a continuous headband spring connecting the pair of earcups, the continuous headband spring having an internal slot with an opening along an inner surface thereof; and
an adjustment apparatus coupled with one of the pair of earcups and the continuous headband spring, the adjustment apparatus comprising:
a shoe coupled with the one of the pair of earcups and positioned in the internal slot;
a tongue coupled with the shoe and extending at least partially along the continuous headband spring; and
a resistance member coupled with the tongue for resisting movement of the tongue relative to the continuous headband spring, wherein the resistance member comprises a friction box, and wherein the friction box comprises:
a housing coupled to the continuous headband spring; and
at least a set of damping pads for engaging the tongue as the tongue moves relative to the continuous headband spring.

US Pat. No. 10,368,156

CONFIGURABLE EARBUD RETENTION AND STABILIZATION SYSTEM

1. A configurable earbud retention and stabilization system, comprising:a bendable earloop configured to fit over an ear of a user, the bendable earloop having a first end and a second end oppositely disposed relative to the first end, the bendable earloop defining a clip aperture proximate to the first end, the bendable earloop configured to be deformed into a plurality of different positions so as to provide a customized fit for the user; and
an earbud clip, the earbud clip forming a cavity configured to receive an earbud headphone therein, the earbud clip including a connecting member received within the clip aperture of the bendable earloop so as to detachably couple the earbud clip to the bendable earloop, the connecting member of the earbud clip comprising a shaft portion and a cap portion, the shaft portion of the earbud clip received within the clip aperture of the bendable earloop, and the cap portion of the earbud clip retaining the earbud clip in engagement with the bendable earloop while restricting the earbud clip to rotation about a single rotational axis which extends longitudinally through the connector member.

US Pat. No. 10,368,152

MICROPHONE ARRANGEMENT

1. A microphone arrangement comprising at least three groups of microphones that are mounted on a head-wearable support structure including first and second earpads to be respectively worn next to first and second ears of a user, the at least three groups of microphones comprising a first group of microphones with one or more microphones, a second group of microphones with one or more microphones, and a third group of microphones with one or more microphones, wherein the first group is mounted to a first casing that accommodates signal transmission circuitry, the first casing being formed as part of the first earpad, the second group is mounted to slide with respect to the first casing, and the third group comprisesa first microphone mounted on the first casing,
a second microphone mounted on a second casing, the second casing being formed as part of the second earpad,
wherein the first and second microphones are arranged symmetrically with respect to a user's head when the microphone arrangement is head-worn, and provide for a directionality that is orientated to the direction of a user's vision.

US Pat. No. 10,368,150

CARRYING HIGH CAPACITY BIT TRANSPARENT LEASED LINE SERVICES OVER INTERNET PROTOCOL/MULTIPROTOCOL LABEL SWITCHING NETWORKS

Fujitsu Limited, Kawasak...

1. A leased line appliance (LLA) network switching system comprising:an Internet Protocol (IP) switch fabric including M parallel paths;
a first LLA coupled to a first set of leased lines and coupled to the IP switch fabric to:
receive first leased line circuits (LLCs) over a first leased line of the first set of leased lines;
convert the first LLCs to first optical data unit (ODU) cells;
map the first ODU cells into first Internet Protocol (IP) packets using user datagram protocol (UDP), each of the first IP packets having a corresponding header comprising a UDP source port number including a PCS code block ID source, a UDP destination port number including a PCS code block ID destination, a sequence number, and a timestamp; and
transmit each of the first IP packets over the IP switch fabric via a respective parallel path of the M parallel paths corresponding to each of the first IP packets; and
a second LLA coupled to a second set of leased lines and coupled to the IP switch fabric to:
receive each of the first IP packets over the IP switch fabric via the parallel path of the M parallel paths corresponding to each of the first IP packets;
de-map the first IP packets into the first ODU cells based on each corresponding header of each of the first IP packets;
convert the first ODU cells to the first LLCs; and
transmit the first LLCs over a second leased line of the second set of leased lines.

US Pat. No. 10,368,149

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR A COLORLESS DIRECTIONLESS AND SUPER-CHANNEL CONTENTIONLESS (CDSC) OPTICAL NETWORK ARCHITECTURE

Juniper Networks, Inc., ...

1. A system, comprising:a super-channel multiplexer configured to multiplex a plurality of optical signals into a super-channel optical signal, each optical signal from the plurality of optical signals having a wavelength from a plurality of wavelengths, the plurality of wavelengths having a first wavelength bandwidth, the super-channel optical signal being a multi-carrier optical signal having a second wavelength bandwidth;
a first optical cross connect switch configured to be operatively coupled to the super-channel multiplexer and a reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexer (ROADM) degree,
the first optical cross connect switch configured to be located between the super-channel multiplexer and the ROADM degree, the first optical cross connect switch, the super-channel multiplexer, and the ROADM degree configured to be included in a colorless, directionless, and contentionless optical network,
the first optical cross connect switch configured to switch, based on the second wavelength bandwidth, the super-channel optical signal to an output port from a plurality of output ports of the first optical cross connect switch,
the first optical cross connect switch configured to transmit the super-channel optical signal from the output port to the ROADM degree,
a second optical cross connect switch configured to be operatively coupled to the super-channel multiplexer and the ROADM degree, the second optical cross connect switch configured to receive the super-channel optical signal and transmit the super-channel optical signal to the ROADM degree for redundancy protection.

US Pat. No. 10,368,148

CONFIGURABLE COMPUTING RESOURCE PHYSICAL LOCATION DETERMINATION

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A system comprising:a rack comprising a plurality of sled spaces, each of the plurality of sled spaces arranged to receive a sled having a beacon sensor coupled to the sled;
a plurality of sleds, each of the plurality of sleds disposed within a respective one of the sled spaces and having a beacon sensor, each of the plurality of sleds comprising at least one physical resource;
a sled controller, the sled controller communicatively coupled to the beacon sensors of the plurality of sleds, the sled controller to:
receive information elements from the beacon sensors of the plurality of sleds, the information elements from the beacon sensors of the plurality of sleds to include indication of signals exchanged between the beacon and the beacon sensors; and
determine a location of a one of the sleds within the sled spaces of the rack; and
one or more beacons coupled to the rack, the one or more beacons to emit a signal to be received by one of the beacon sensors of the plurality of sleds to be used to determine a location of the corresponding sled within the rack, wherein the one or more beacons are further to send, to a remote management entity, an information element including an indication of the location of the sled within the rack and an indication of an operating condition of the at least one physical resource.

US Pat. No. 10,368,145

ORIGINATION AND DESTINATION BASED ROUTING

Comcast Cable Communicati...

1. A system comprising:a first computing device configured to be in communication with a network, the first computing device comprising:
one or more processors; and
memory storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the first computing device to:
determine, for a call session that has been routed via the network using origin-based information associated with an origin of the call session, whether a next destination for the call session is an origin-based destination;
after determining that the next destination for the call session is an origin-based destination, determine a database corresponding to the origin-based information, wherein the database maps a plurality of origins, comprising the origin of the call session, with a plurality of next destinations, comprising the next destination for the call session;
send a request associated with the database;
determine, based at least in part on a response to the request, the next destination for the call session; and
cause the call session to be routed to the next destination for the call session; and
a second computing device configured to cause a search of the database and to provide the response to the request, based at least in part on a result of the search, to the first computing device.

US Pat. No. 10,368,142

DELIVERY OF CONTENT AND PRIORITY MESSAGES

Comcast Cable Communicati...

1. A method comprising:based on receiving, by a computing device, from a user device based on the user device having started to receive a high priority communication message, a first signal that indicates that content being sent to the user device is to be paused, determining, from a plurality of servers, a first server that is sending the content to the user device;
sending, to the first server, a second signal to cause the first server to, for the user device, pause sending of the content at a location in the content;
determining, based on an indication that the user device has completed processing of the high priority communication message, to resume sending of the content to the user device; and
based on determining to resume sending of the content to the user device, sending, by the computing device to a second server of the plurality of servers, a third signal to cause the second server to, for the user device, resume sending of the content to the user device from the location in the content.

US Pat. No. 10,368,138

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING A STATUS CHANGE OF A MULTIMEDIA ASSET IN MULTIMEDIA DELIVERY SYSTEMS

Rovi Guides, Inc., San J...

1. A method for monitoring a status of a media asset, the method comprising:receiving, from a data source, status data for the media asset
retrieving, from a database, media asset metadata associated with the media asset;
retrieving, from the media asset metadata, a play flag associated with the media asset;
determining, using control circuitry, based on the play flag and the media asset metadata, that a user has begun viewing the media asset and that the user has not finished viewing the media asset;
based on the determining, retrieving, using the control circuitry, the status data that is indicative of whether the status of the media asset is scheduled to change;
determining, from the status data for the media asset, whether the status of the media asset is scheduled to change;
in response to determining that the status of the media asset is scheduled to change, generating for display, at an electronic display device and using the control circuitry, alerting information to the user of the upcoming change in status;
providing, via the electronic display device, selectable options for the user to view or record at least part of the media asset before the status changes; and
in response to receiving a selection of at least one of the selectable options:
receiving, via signal access circuitry that is adapted to receive a media source of the media asset, media data corresponding to the media asset; and
performing at least one of generating for display, via the electronic display device, the received media data and storing the received media data to a storage device.

US Pat. No. 10,368,123

INFORMATION PUSHING METHOD, TERMINAL AND SERVER

TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZ...

1. An information pushing method, comprising:acquiring, by a terminal, a key frame of a currently-played video;
acquiring, by the terminal, a characteristic value of the key frame according to picture information of the key frame, wherein the characteristic value of the key frame is an integer comprising a plurality of first data bits that are different bits of two hash values;
acquiring, by a server according to the characteristic value of the key frame, pushing information corresponding to the characteristic value, wherein the acquiring, according to the characteristic value of the key frame, pushing information corresponding to the characteristic value comprises:
determining, for each piece of to-be-pushed information in pre-stored multiple pieces of to-be-pushed information, whether a quantity of second data bits comprised in a characteristic value of the to-be-pushed information is less than a first preset value, wherein each of the second data bits has a different value from a corresponding first data bit comprised in the characteristic value of the key frame, and
if the quantity of the second data bits is less than the first preset value, determining the to-be-pushed information as the pushing information; or,
determining, for each piece of to-be-pushed information in the pre-stored multiple pieces of to-be-pushed information, whether a percentage accounted for by the second data bits in the characteristic value of the to-be-pushed information is less than a second preset value, and
if the percentage accounted for by the second data bits is less than the second preset value, determining the to-be-pushed information as the pushing information; and
displaying, by the terminal, the pushing information in a process of playing the currently-played video,
wherein the acquiring a characteristic value of the key frame according to picture information of the key frame comprises:
zooming out the key frame, to obtain a first processed picture;
performing color simplification processing on the first processed picture, to obtain a second processed picture;
calculating a grayscale value of each pixel point in the second processed picture;
calculating an average grayscale value of all pixel points in the second processed picture;
comparing the grayscale value of each pixel point with the average grayscale value, to obtain multiple comparison results; and
obtaining the characteristic value of the key frame according to the multiple comparison results, and
wherein the characteristic value of the to-be-pushed information is acquired in a same manner as the characteristic value of the key frame.

US Pat. No. 10,368,122

MEDIA SHARING AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

1. A media sharing and communication system, consisting of:a recording mechanism that records a desired portion of media upon activation by a first individual user who is not a content provider, the portion of media being less than a full media episode;
a friend request mechanism for sending and receiving friend requests between users to be approved to receive and share media and wherein the friend request mechanism suggests friends who have similar interests of the first individual user;
a first user transmitter/receiver included in a first user system that transmits the portion of media and a message generated by the first individual user regarding the portion of media to a second individual user who is not a content provider, the first user system including a first user interface having an input device and screen view that is generated by software stored on a memory device of the first user transmitter/receiver, the first user system including a user profile generator interface;
a confirmation mechanism that confirms that the second individual user is authorized to view the portion of media and a notification mechanism that notifies the first individual user if the second individual user is not authorized to receive the portion of media and notifies the second individual user that the portion of media cannot be received due to programming configuration subscribed to by the second individual user; and
a second user transmitter/receiver included in a second user system that receives the portion of media upon authorization of the second individual user; the second user system including a second user interface having an input device and screen view that is generated by software stored on a memory device of the second user transmitter/receiver, the second user system including a user profile generator interface.

US Pat. No. 10,368,114

MEDIA CHANNEL CREATION BASED ON FREE-FORM MEDIA INPUT SEEDS

Pandora Media, LLC, Oakl...

1. A computer-implemented method for generating a media channel including a plurality of media items, comprising:storing a set of media items, each media item stored with a predetermined plurality of media item scores, each media item score for the media item describing a magnitude of the media item's relevance to a distinct ambiguous entity term from a set of ambiguous entity terms;
storing a plurality of predetermined entity scores, each entity score associated with a corresponding ambiguous entity term from the set of ambiguous entity terms and describing an importance of the corresponding ambiguous entity term in media input seeds;
receiving a request for a media channel from a client device of a user, the request including a textual free-form media input seed that comprises a plurality of ambiguous entity terms input by the user, wherein an ambiguous entity term of the plurality of ambiguous entity terms does not identify an entity within a set of valid entity types related to the set of media items, the valid set of entity types having meaning within a music context and the valid set of entity types including a musicological feature;
identifying, for each ambiguous entity term from the plurality of ambiguous entity terms input by the user, a plurality of media items that are correlated with the ambiguous entity term from the set of media items, the correlation of a media item to an ambiguous entity term based on the media item's predetermined media item score indicating a magnitude of the media item's relevance to the ambiguous entity term;
generating, for each ambiguous entity term, a media playlist to generate a plurality of media playlists, each media playlist including the identified plurality of media items that are correlated with the ambiguous entity term;
calculating ranking scores for the identified plurality of media items included in the plurality of media playlists, a ranking score for a media item from the identified plurality of media items based on a stored entity score for the ambiguous entity term that is associated with the media playlist that includes the media item and the media item's media item score indicating a magnitude of the media item's relevance to the ambiguous entity term;
ranking the identified plurality of media items based on the calculated ranking scores; and
combining the plurality of media playlists for the plurality of ambiguous entity terms included in the textual free-form media input seed into the media channel by selecting a subset of the identified plurality of media items to include in the media channel based on the ranking; and
providing the media channel to the client device.

US Pat. No. 10,368,106

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR OPTIMIZING ENCODING/DECODING OF COMPENSATION OFFSETS FOR A SET OF RECONSTRUCTED SAMPLES OF AN IMAGE

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A method of encoding at least a part of an image comprising a plurality of samples, each sample comprising at least two components, the method comprising:encoding a first chroma component and a second chroma component of at least one sample of the image to provide at least one encoded sample;
determining a set of filtering parameters for performing sample adaptive offset loop filtering on the image part, the set of filtering parameters comprising:
a sample adaptive offset type parameter indicating whether edge-type, band-type or no sample adaptive offset loop filtering is used for the at least one sample, said sample adaptive offset type parameter being a common filtering parameter for filtering both the first and second chroma components; and
at least one further filtering parameter, which is a dedicated filtering parameter for filtering an individual one of the first and second chroma components.

US Pat. No. 10,368,071

ENCODING DATA ARRAYS

Arm Limited, Cambridge, ...

1. A method of encoding an array of data elements of a stream of arrays of data elements, in which the array of data elements is to be encoded as respective sets of luminance and chrominance data values, and is to be encoded as respective blocks of data elements making up the array of data elements, the method comprising:when encoding the chrominance data values for a source block of data elements of a data array that is to be encoded:
generating an array of chrominance difference values that represents the difference between the chrominance values of the source block of data elements of the array of data elements being encoded and the chrominance values for a reference block of data elements derived from the chrominance values of one or more arrays of data elements in the stream of arrays of data elements;
generating an array of chrominance value frequency domain coefficients for the array of chrominance difference values by applying a forward transformation process to the array of chrominance difference values;
generating an array of quantized chrominance value frequency domain coefficients by applying a quantization process to the array of chrominance value frequency domain coefficients;
determining whether the encoding of the quantized frequency domain coefficients for the luma data values for the block of the array of data elements being encoded is indicated as to be omitted; and
when it is determined that the encoding of the quantized frequency domain coefficients for the luma data for the block of data elements of the data array being encoded is indicated as to be omitted:
determining whether to also omit the encoding of the generated array of quantized chrominance value frequency domain coefficients for the block of data elements being encoded in the output encoded bit stream representing the array of data elements based on a property or properties of the determined quantized chrominance value frequency domain coefficients; and
when it is determined based on the property or properties of the determined quantized chrominance value frequency domain coefficients to omit the encoding of the quantized chrominance value frequency domain coefficients in the output encoded bit stream representing the array of data elements, not including data for the array of quantized chrominance value frequency domain coefficients in the output bit stream representing the encoded array of data elements.

US Pat. No. 10,368,070

IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD

Velos Media, LLC, Dallas...

1. An image processing device comprising:a buffer for receiving encoded image data, and
a processor to execute instructions that cause the processor to:
decode the encoded image data from the buffer to generate quantized transform coefficient data;
inversely quantize the quantized transform coefficient data using a 32×32 quantization matrix to generate predicted error data, the 32×32 quantization matrix includes a duplicate of at least one of two elements adjacent to each other from an 8×8 quantization matrix; and
combine the predicted error data with a predicted image to generate decoded image data.

US Pat. No. 10,368,054

QUANTITATIVE THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGING OF SURGICAL SCENES

Intuitive Surgical Operat...

1. A device comprising:an endoscope; an image sensor array comprising at least three imaging sensors having coplanar overlapping fields of view, disposed to image fields of view adjacent to the endoscope, wherein each imaging endoscope,
wherein each imaging sensor including a pixel array that is separate from the pixel arrays of other imaging sensors; and a light source disposed to illuminate the field of view; wherein the endoscope includes an elongated portion having a first end portion and a second end portion opposite the first end portion; wherein the image sensor array is disposed displaced from the first end portion of the endoscope, closer to the second end portion of the endoscope; the device further including; a light pipe disposed to transmit an image from a field of view adjacent the first end portion of the endoscope to the image sensor array displaced from the first end portion, closer to the second end portion of the endoscope.

US Pat. No. 10,368,051

3D-HEVC INTER-FRAME INFORMATION HIDING METHOD BASED ON VISUAL PERCEPTION

Ningbo University, Ningb...

1. A 3D-HEVC (Three Dimensional High Efficiency Video Coding) inter-frame information hiding method based on visual perception comprising steps of information embedding and information extraction, wherein:the step of information embedding comprises:
(1A) at an information embedding terminal, taking Sorg as an original stereo video, recording a left view color video of the Sorg as Lorg, recording a right view color video of the Sorg as Rorg, and taking W as secret information to be embedded, wherein: W is a binary number which contains nW bits, W=wnW wnW?1L wiL w2w1, a width of both a left view color image of the Lorg and a right view color image of the Rorg is M, a height thereof is N, both the M and the N can be divisible by 64, a total frame number of both all left view color images of the Lorg and all right view color images of the Rorg is F, here, F?1, nW is a integer and
wnW wnW?1L wiL w2w1 respectively represent a value of a (nW)th bit, a value of a (nW?1)th bit, . . . , a value of an ith bit, . . . , a value of a second bit and a value of a first bit, each of the wnW wnW?1L wiL w2w1 is 0 or 1, 1?i?nW;(1B) obtaining a stereo saliency image of each left view color image of the Lorg through a stereo image saliency model, recording a stereo saliency image of a jth left view color image of the Lorg as Lorg,ju, calculating an otsu threshold of the stereo saliency image of each left view color image of the Lorg, and recording the otsu threshold of the Lorg,ju as yjL, wherein 1?j?F,
also, obtaining a stereo saliency image of each tight view color image of the Rorg through the stereo image saliency model, recording a stereo saliency image of a jth right view color image of the Rorg as Rorg,ju, calculating an otsu threshold of the stereo saliency image of each right view color image of the Rorg, and recording the otsu threshold of the Rorg,ju as yjR;
(1C) dividing the stereo saliency image of each left view color image of the Lorg into non-overlapped
image blocks each of which has a size of 64×64 recording a kth image block of the Lorg,ju as Borg,j,kL, calculating a mean value of pixel values of all pixels of each image block of the stereo saliency image of each left view color image of the Lorg, recording the mean value of the pixel values of all the pixels of the Borg,j,kL as qj,kL, determining whether each image block of the stereo saliency image of each left view color image of the Lorg is a salient block or a non-salient block according to the mean value of the pixel values of all the pixels of each image block of the stereo saliency image of each left view color image of the Lorg and the otsu threshold of the stereo saliency image of each left view color image of the Lorg, wherein: if the qj,kL is larger than or equal to the yjL, the Borg,j,kL is determined to be the salient block, if the qj,kL is smaller than the yjL, the Borg,j,kL is determined to be the non-salient block, here,
also, dividing the stereo saliency image of each right view color image of the Rorg into non-overlapped
image blocks each of which has a size of 64×64, recording a kth image block of the Rorg,ju as Borg,j,kR, calculating a mean of pixel values of all pixels of each image block of the stereo saliency image of each right view color image of the Rorg, recording the mean value of the pixel values of all the pixels of the Borg,j,kR as qj,kR, determining whether each image block of the stereo saliency image of each right view color image of the Rorg is a salient block or a non-salient block according to the mean value of the pixel values of all the pixels of each image block of the stereo saliency image of each right view color image of the Rorg and the otsu threshold of the stereo saliency image of each right view color image of the Rorg, wherein: if the qj,kR is larger than or equal to the yjR, the Borg,j,kR is determined to be the salient block, if the qj,kR is smaller than the yjR, the Borg,j,kR is determined to be the non-salient block;(1D) generating a binary pseudorandom sequence which contains nW bits through logistics chaotic mapping, taking the binary pseudorandom sequence as a secret key and recording the secret key as E, here, E=enW enW?1L eiL e2e1, perform an XOR (exclusive OR) operation on a value of each bit of the W and a value of each corresponding bit of the E, obtaining an XOR result, taking the XOR result as encrypted information and recording the encrypted information as W?, here, W?=w?nWw?nW?1L w?iL w?2w?1, wherein: the enW enW?1L eiL e2e1 respectively represent a value of the (nW)th bit, a value of the (nW?1)th bit, . . . , a value of the (i)th bit, . . . a value of the second bit and a value of the first bit of the E each of the enW e enW?1L eiL e2e1 is 0 or 1, w?nW w?nW?1L w?iL w?2w?1 respectively represent a value of the (nW)th bit, a value of the (nW?1)th bit, . . . , a value of the (i)th bit, . . . a value of the second bit and a value of the first bit of the W?, each of the w?nW w?nW?1L w?iL w?2w?1 is 0 or 1, w?, is an XOR value of the wi and the ei;
(1E) coding the Lorg and the Rorg in frame through a 3D-HEVC standard coding platform, defining a jth left view color image of the Lorg to be coded or a jth tight view color image of the Rorg to be coded as a current frame and recording the current frame as Pj, wherein an initial value of the j is 1;
(1F) judging whether the Pj is a P-frame or a B-frame, wherein if it is, step (1G) is executed, if it is not, step (1I) is executed;
(1G) coding the Pj in coding-tree-unit, defining a kth coding-tree-unit to be coded of the Pj as a current coding block and recording the current coding block as Borg,j,k, wherein
here an initial value of the k is 1;(1H-a) reading coding quantization parameter of the Borg,j,k and recording the coding quantization parameter as QPorg,j,k, reading a value w?i? of a i?th bit of the W? and a value w?i?+1 of a (i?+1)th bit of the W?, transforming the w?i?+1 and the w?i? into decimal values and recording the decimal value as di?, here,
wherein an initial value of the i? is 1, 1?i??nW?1, and each of w?i?+1 and is 0 or 1;(1H-b) when the Pj is the jth left view color image of the Lorg, judging whether a remainder result of the QPorg,j,k to 4 is equal to the di?, wherein if the remainder result is not equal to the di?, when the Borg,j,kL is a salient block, the QPorg,j,k is downwardly modulated by the w?i? and the w?i?+1, so that coding quantization parameter embedded with secret information of the Borg,j,k is obtained and recorded as QPorg,j,k, and then step (1H-c) is executed; when the Borg,j,kL is a non-salient block, the QPorg,j,k is upwardly modulated by the w?i? and the w?i?+1, so that the coding quantization parameter embedded with secret information of the Borg,j,k is obtained and recorded as the QP?org,j,k and then the step (1H-c) is executed; if the remainder result is equal to the di?, the QPorg,j,k is directly recorded as the coding quantization parameter embedded with secret information of the Borg,j,k which is denoted as the QP?org,j,k, QP?org,j,k=QPorg,j,k, and then the step (1H-c) is executed, here, “=” is an assignment symbol in the QP?org,j,k=QPorg,j,k;
when the Pj is the jth right view color image of the Rorg, judging whether a remainder result of the QPorg,j,k to 4 is equal to di?, the wherein if the remainder result is not equal to the di?, when the Borg,j,kR is a salient block, the QPorg,j,k is downwardly modulated by the w?i? and the w?i?+1 so that coding quantization parameter embedded with secret information of the Borg,j,k is obtained and recorded as QP?org,j,k, and then the step (1H-c) is executed; when the Borg,j,kR is a non-salient block, the QPorg,j,k is upwardly modulated by the w?i? and the w?i?+1, so that the coding quantization parameter embedded with secret information of the Borg,j,k is obtained and recorded as the QP?org,j,k, and then the step (1H-c) is executed; if the remainder result is equal to the di?, the QPorg,j,k is directly recorded as the coding quantization parameter embedded with secret information of the Borg,j,k which is denoted as the QP?org,j,k, QP?org,j,k=QPorg,j,k and then the step (1H-c) is executed;
(1H-c) judging whether the QP?org,j,k is in a range of [0, 51], wherein if it is, step (1H-d) is executed; otherwise, when QP?org,j,k>51, the QPorg,j,k is downwardly modulated by the w?i? and the w?i?+1, the coding quantization parameter embedded with secret information QP?org,j,k of the Borg,j,k is obtained again, and then the step (1H-d) is executed; when QP?org,j,k<0, the QPorg,j,k is upwardly modulated by the w?i? and the w?i?+1, the coding quantization parameter embedded with secret information QP?org,j,k of the Borg,j,k is obtained again, and then the step (1H-d) is executed;
(1H-d) coding the Borg,j,k with the QP?org,j,k, completing a secret information embedded process of the Borg,j,k, after completing coding of the Borg,j,k, judging whether the Borg,j,k is a skip block, wherein if it is, step (1H-e) is directly executed, otherwise, i?=i?+2 is set, the step (1H-e) is executed, here, “=” is an assignment symbol in the i?=i?+2;
(1H-e) setting k=k+1 regarding a next coding-tree-unit to be coded of the Pj as a current coding block and recording the next coding-tree-unit to be coded as Borg,j,k, returning to the step (1H-a) to continue till all coding-tree-units of the Pj are completely coded, executing step (1I), wherein “=” is an assignment symbol in the k=k+1;
(1I) setting j=j+1, regarding a next left view color image to be coded of the Lorg or a next right view color image to be coded of the Rorg as a current frame and recording the current frame as Pj, returning to the step (1F) and continuing till all left view color images in the Lorg and all right view color images in the Rorg are completely coded, and obtaining video stream embedded with secret information, wherein “=” is an assignment symbol in the j=j+1; and
(1J) an information embedding terminal sending initial value information which generates the secret key E to an information extraction terminal;
the step of information extraction comprises:
(2A) defining the video stream embedded with secret information received at an information extraction terminal as a target video stream and recording the target video stream as str.bindec;
(2B) according to the initial value information sent from the information embedding terminal in step (1J), through the logistics chaotic mapping, the information extraction terminal generating another secret key E which is as same as the secret key E of the information embedding terminal;
(2C) parsing the str.bindec frame by frame, and defining a frame to be parsed in the str.bindec as a current frame;
(2D) judging the current frame is a P-frame or B-frame, wherein if it is, step (2E) is executed, otherwise, step (2H) is executed;
(2E) parsing the current frame coding-tree-unit by coding-tree-unit, and defining a coding-tree-unit to be parsed in the current frame as a current parsing block;
(2F) judging whether the current parsing block is a skip block, wherein if it is, step (2G) is executed, otherwise, coding quantization parameter embedded with secret information of the current parsing block are parsed and recorded as OP?dec, and then a remainder result QP?dec of to 4 is calculated and recorded as d?dec, wherein the d?dec is 0, 1, 2 or 3, and then the decimal d?dec is transformed to binary number, values of two bits extracted from the current parsing block are obtained, such that a secret information extraction process of the current parsing block is completed, and then the step (2G) is executed;
(2G) regarding a next coding-tree-unit to be parsed of the current frame as a current parsing block, and then returning to the step (2F) till all coding-tree-units of the current frame are completely processed, and then step (2H) is executed;
(2H) regarding a next frame to be parsed of the str.bindec as a current frame, and then returning to the step (2D) till all frames of the str.bindec are completely processed, such that secret information extraction is completed; and
(2I) defining extracted values of nW bits as encrypted information and recording the encrypted information as W?dec, here, W?dec=w?dec,nWw?dec,nW?1L w?dec,iL w?dec,2w?dec,1, and then perform an XOR (exclusive OR) operation on a value of each bit of the W?dec and a value of each corresponding bit of the E, obtaining an XOR result, taking the XOR result as decrypt secret information and recording the decrypt secret information as W?dec, here, W?dec=w?dec,nWw?dec,nW?1L w?dec,iL w?dec,2w?dec,1, wherein: the w?dec,nWw?dec,nW?1L w?dec,iL w?dec,2w?dec,1 respectively represent a value of the (nW)th bit, a value of the (nW?1)th bit, . . . , a value of the (i)th bit, . . . a value of the second bit and a value of the first bit of the W?dec, each of the w?dec,nWw?dec,nW?1L w?dec,iL w?dec,2w?dec,1 is 0 or 1, wdec,nWwdec,nW?1L wdec,iL wdec,2wdec,1 respectively represent a value of the (nW)th bit, a value of the (nW?1)th bit, a value of the (i)th bit; . . . a value of the second bit and a value of the first bit of the if Wdec each of the wdec,nWwdec,nW?1L wdec,iL wdec,2wdec,1 is 0 or 1.

US Pat. No. 10,368,047

SIX-DEGREE OF FREEDOM VIDEO PLAYBACK OF A SINGLE MONOSCOPIC 360-DEGREE VIDEO

ADONE INC., San Jose, CA...

1. A non-transitory computer storage medium storing computer-useable instructions that, when used by one or more computing devices, cause the one or more computing devices to perform operations for providing six-degree of freedom viewing of a monoscopic 360-degree video, the operations comprising:recover, from a monoscopic 360-degree video of a subject scene, a sparse three-dimensional geometric representation of the subject scene and a camera motion path;
generate a dense three-dimensional geometric representation of the subject scene based at least in part on the recovered sparse three-dimensional geometric representation of the subject scene and the recovered camera motion path; and
synthesize at least one novel viewpoint of the subject scene based at least in part on a portion of a provided frame of the monoscopic 360-degree video, at least a portion of the dense three-dimensional representation of the subject scene, and obtained motion data.

US Pat. No. 10,368,046

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING A THREE DIMENSIONAL IMAGE

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. An apparatus for generating an output three dimensional image, the apparatus comprising:a first image generating circuit arranged to generate an intermediate three dimensional image, the intermediate three dimensional image comprising a plurality of regions,
wherein the plurality of regions are spatial subdivisions of the intermediate three dimensional image,
wherein the first image generating circuit is arranged to generate a number of image blocks of pixel values for the plurality of regions,
wherein the number of image blocks is different for at least two regions of the plurality of regions, and
wherein each image block comprises pixel values for a group of pixels, the group of pixels corresponding to a view direction;
a second image generating circuit arranged to generate the output three dimensional image, the output three dimensional image comprising a number of view images from the intermediate three dimensional image, wherein each of the number of view images corresponds to a view direction; and
an adaptor arranged to adapt a number of image blocks with different viewing directions for at least a first region,
wherein the at least first region is one of the plurality of regions, and
wherein the adaptation is in response to a property of at least one of the intermediate three dimensional image and a representation of a three dimensional scene from which the first image generating circuit is arranged to generate the intermediate three dimensional image.

US Pat. No. 10,368,044

DISPLAYING DCI AND OTHER CONTENT ON AN ENHANCED DYNAMIC RANGE PROJECTOR

Dolby Laboratories Licens...

1. A multi-modulation projector display system, said display system comprising:a light source;
a controller;
a first modulator, said first modulator being illuminated by said light source and said first modulator comprising a plurality of analog mirrors to modulate light from the light source;
a second modulator, said second modulator being illuminated by light from said first modulator and capable of modulating light from said first modulator, and said second modulator comprising a plurality of mirrors; said controller further comprising:
a processor;
a memory, said memory associated with said processor and said memory further comprising processor-readable instructions, such that when said processor reads the processor-readable instructions, causes the processor to perform the following instructions:
receiving input image data, said image data comprising at least one highlight feature;
determining whether the input image data comprises DCI image data;
processing the input image data as EDR image data upon detecting EDR image data;
setting the luminance of the first modulator as a function of a ratio of DCI max luminance to max luminance of the EDR projector system upon detecting DCI image data;
performing dynamic range processing on the DCI image data by creating a blurred halftone image on the first modulator; and
rendering the dynamic range processed DCI image data from the first modulator on the second modulator.

US Pat. No. 10,368,039

VIDEO MONITORING SYSTEM

Stryker Corporation, Kal...

1. A bed system for a patient care facility comprising:a bed comprising a base, a plurality of wheels coupled to the base, a brake for braking the wheels, and a patient support surface supported on the base and configured to support a patient thereon;
a camera positioned within a room of the patient care facility and configured to capture images of a location within the room and output signals representative of the images;
a database containing shape information regarding a shape of the bed and identity information regarding identities of staff of the patient care facility; and
a computer device in communication with the camera, the database, and the bed, the computer device configured to use the signals and the shape information to determine when the bed is moved into the location, to use the signals and the identity information to identify a staff member accompanying the bed when the bed is moved into the location, to use the signals and the identity information to determine when the staff member departs from the room, and to automatically send a signal to the bed causing the bed to activate the brake on the bed if the staff member does not activate the brake.

US Pat. No. 10,367,858

CONTEMPORANEOUS FEEDBACK DURING WEB-CONFERENCES

International Business Ma...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:initiating, by one or more processors, a web conferencing session between a host and a client, wherein the web conferencing session comprises:
receiving a presentation and transmitting the presentation to a semantic engine, wherein the semantic engine performs an automatic machine learning session to generate a presentation concepts list comprising concepts relevant to the presentation; and
progressively displaying the presentation in a thin client application on the client, wherein progression of the presentation is controlled by the host;
monitoring, by the one or more processors, on the client, during the web conferencing session, activities executed on the client;
extracting, by the one or more processors, web concepts related to the activities executed on the client;
determining, by the one or more processors, an interest level of a user of the client in the presentation, based on determining a presence or absence of a relationship of each web concept to one or more of the concepts relevant to the presentation on the presentation concepts list; and
displaying, by the one or more processors, the interest level of a user in a graphical user interface on the host.

US Pat. No. 10,367,854

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING SERVICES IN AN INTERNET PROTOCOL MULTIMEDIA SUBSYSTEM

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for controlling services in an Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), the IMS comprising a Home Subscriber Server (HSS) and a Serving Call Session Control Function server (S-CSCF), the method comprising:configuring, in the HSS, a service profile (SP) in relationship with a subscription to the IMS of a user, the SP comprising a set of SP data usable by the S-CSCF for processing of services of the user;
transmitting the set of SP data from the HSS to the S-CSCF, and controlling, by the S-CSCF, processing of services of the user according to the set of SP data received from the HSS;
wherein the configuring the SP comprises configuring new SP data used to identify, in the S-CSCF, a controlling rule, the controlling rule comprising values for one or more timers for controlling, by the S-CSCF, the value of a time associated with the processing of services of the user;
configuring, in the S-CSCF, a controlling rule, the controlling rule comprising: a rule value that maps to a value of the new SP data, and, in relationship with the rule value, values for one or more timers for controlling, by the S-CSCF, a time associated with the processing of services of the user;
wherein the transmitting the set of SP data comprises transmitting the new SP data.

US Pat. No. 10,367,847

ADDRESSING LOGIN PLATFORM SECURITY RISKS

International Business Ma...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:identifying suspected fraudulent attempts being associated with a primary login platform by determining whether one or more matching sensitive information artefacts match a primary sensitive information artefact of a matching login platform;
responsive to the one or more matching sensitive information artefacts matching the primary sensitive information artefact, determining a security divergence factor between the primary login platform and each of the matching login platforms based on at least one of one or more security levels associated with each of the primary login factor and each of the matching login platforms and one or more security categories associated with each of the primary login factor and each of the matching login platform;
determining whether the security divergence factor exceeds a predefined security divergence threshold; and
responsive to identifying the one or more security developments, automatically updating the security credentials of the user to decrease the access level, increasing the security category for the primary login platform, and modifying one or more sensitive information artefacts associated with the primary login platform for the user.

US Pat. No. 10,367,838

REAL-TIME DETECTION OF ABNORMAL NETWORK CONNECTIONS IN STREAMING DATA

NEC CORPORATION, (JP)

1. A method for detecting anomalous network activity, comprising:determining that a network event does not exist within an existing topology graph, which records normal states of network connections among hosts in the network, and port graph, which records a relationship between a connection-initiating process and a destination port;
determining a connection probability for the network event using a processor;
determining that the connection probability is below a threshold to identify the network event as abnormal; and
responding to abnormal network events in real-time.

US Pat. No. 10,367,833

DETECTION OF FORBIDDEN SOFTWARE THROUGH ANALYSIS OF GUI COMPONENTS

International Business Ma...

1. A computer-implemented method for controlling execution of a computer program, upon the computer program being executed on a computer system, the method comprising:detecting structural elements of a graphical user interface of the computer program, the structural elements of the graphical user interface of the computer program comprising a number of menu items in the graphical user interface, a type of each menu item in the graphical user interface, a structure of elements of a toolbar of the graphical user interface, and a number of elements of the toolbar of the graphical user interface;
comparing the detected structural elements with each signature of a set of stored signatures, each signature comprising structural elements of a graphical user interface of allowed computer programs, the structural elements of the graphical user interface of each allowed computer program comprising a number of menu items in the graphical user interface, a type of each menu item in the graphical user interface, a structure of elements of a toolbar of the graphical user interface, and a number of elements of the toolbar of the graphical user interface, wherein each signature of the set of stored signatures is generated based on the structural elements of the graphical user interface of an associated allowed computer program by the method comprising:
generating a complexity factor using the structural elements of the graphical user interface of the associated allowed computer program, wherein one or more of the structural elements are weighted such that at least one structural element is weighted more than one other structural element;
comparing the generated complexity factor to a predefined threshold value;
responsive to the complexity factor exceeding the predefined threshold value, generating the signature; and
responsive to the complexity factor failing to exceed the pre-defined threshold value, rejecting the generation of the signature; and
upon failing to find a matching signature among the set of stored signatures when comparing, inhibiting further executing of the computer program.

US Pat. No. 10,367,822

RESTRICTIVE ACCESS CONTROL FOR MODULAR REFLECTION

Oracle International Corp...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium comprising instructions which, when executed by one or more hardware processors, cause performance of steps comprising:identifying an operation, expressed in a first module, wherein execution of the operation requires access to a module element of a second module;
wherein, in absence of any modular boundary associated with the module element, a non-module-specific accessibility configuration associated with the module element controls the access to the module element;
wherein, if a module boundary associated with the module element is present, the non-module-specific accessibility configuration associated with the module element controls the access to the module element if the module boundary associated with the module element permits the access to the module element;
determining that the operation is associated with a highest possible level of non-module-specific access;
determining whether the module element is exposed by the second module to the first module based on the module boundary associated with the module element;
responsive to determining that the module element is not exposed by the second module to the first module based on the module boundary associated with the module element: prohibiting the operation.

US Pat. No. 10,367,816

INVALIDATION OF AN ACCESS TOKEN

International Business Ma...

1. A computer-implemented method for invalidating an access token, the method comprising:generating the access token for authorizing access to protected online resource servers and a Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) file in response to receipt of a request for issuing the access token, wherein the HTML file comprises a set of instructions for rendering on a window in a browser, a code for generating a child segment in a memory which is controlled by the window, and a code for invalidating the access token in response to completion of rendering on the child segment, the code for invalidating the access token including a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) for an authorization server;
sending the access token and the HTML file to the browser; and
invalidating the access token, in response to receipt, from the browser, of the code for invalidating the access token in response to completion of rendering on the child segment.

US Pat. No. 10,367,799

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING AN AUTHENTICATION ATTEMPT THRESHOLD

PAYPAL, INC., San Jose, ...

1. A system, comprising:a non-transitory memory; and
one or more hardware processors coupled to the non-transitory memory and configured to read instructions from the non-transitory memory to cause the system to perform operations comprising:
accessing an authentication attempt history for a user that details a plurality of previous authentication attempts with a secure system using a username associated with the user;
determining, based on the authentication attempt history, a threshold number N of consecutive failed authentication attempts that will be allowed by the secure system using the username before a successful authentication attempt must be received, the threshold number N for the user being different from a threshold number M for a different user, N and M being integers with values of two or larger;
receiving a plurality of subsequent authentication attempts with the secure system using the username; and
performing a security action when the plurality of subsequent authentication attempts using the username includes N consecutive authentication attempts that are also failed authentication attempts.

US Pat. No. 10,367,780

COMMUNICATION MESSAGE CONSOLIDATION WITH CONTENT DIFFERENCE FORMATTING

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A system, comprising:a memory; and
a processor programmed to:
detect a set of similar messages addressed to a user;
identify redundantly similar portions of the set of similar messages that provide contextual details related to a progressive set of differences between the set of similar messages;
consolidate, within the memory, the set of similar messages into a single consolidated message comprising the redundantly similar portions preserved in association with sequential entries of the progressive set of differences in a sequence as context usable for interpretation of the progressive set of differences, and with the progressive set of differences formatted differently from formatting applied to the redundantly similar portions within the single consolidated message, where a configured presentation number of difference details specifies a quantity of the progressive set of differences viewable by the user within the single consolidated message;
detect a level of detail adjustment entered by the user; and
adjust the quantity of the progressive set of differences viewable by the user within the single consolidated message according to the detected level of detail adjustment.

US Pat. No. 10,367,700

NODE IDENTIFICATION USING TEMPLATES

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A system comprising:a node accessor to access a first node belonging to a plurality of nodes;
an interface determiner to determine a first hardware interface associated with the first node;
a template determiner to determine a template corresponding to the first hardware interface, wherein the template contains a predefined identifier associated with the first hardware interface, the template identifies a first network, and the predefined identifier comprises a first predictable name based on a hardware configuration of the first node, the first predictable name used to associate the first node to the first network;
a network handler to identify the first network associated with the predefined identifier; and
a network associater to associate each node in the plurality of nodes, including the first node, with the first network identified based on the template.

US Pat. No. 10,367,638

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR QUANTUM CRYPTOGRAPHY

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. A method, comprising:encoding an optical signal having a first wavelength of greater than 1.3 micron for quantum cryptography at a stage where the optical signal is on at least two signal paths;
converting the first wavelength of the encoded optical signal, on the at least two signal paths, to a second wavelength of less than 1 micron by quasi-phase matching before the optical signal is encoded for transmission; and
encoding the optical signal having the second wavelength on the at least two signal paths for transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,367,562

METHOD OF DETERMINING DOPPLER FREQUENCY TRANSMISSION BEAM IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

4. A transmitter in a wireless communication system, the transmitter comprising:a wireless communication module configured to transmit a first signal to a receiver and to receive a second signal from the receiver; and
a processor configured to process the second signal including Doppler information about a plurality of transmission beams for selecting a beam combination from a plurality of beam combinations depending on effective Doppler spread values of the plurality of beam combinations, wherein each of the plurality of beam combinations comprises two or more transmission beams among the plurality of transmission beams, the processor being further configured to control the wireless communication module to transmit the first signal to the receiver using at least one transmission beam included in the selected beam combination,
wherein the effective Doppler spread value of a beam combination corresponds to a difference between a maximum Doppler frequency and a minimum Doppler frequency of transmission beams included in the beam combination,
wherein service types include a first service type for prioritizing reliability and a second service type for prioritizing throughput,
when a service type of the transmitted signal is the first service type, selecting the beam combination comprises selecting a beam combination having a highest effective Doppler spread value from the plurality of beam combinations, and
when the service type of the transmitted signal is the second service type, selecting the beam combination comprises selecting a beam combination having a lowest effective Doppler spread value from the plurality of beam combinations.

US Pat. No. 10,367,561

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING SIGNAL BY DEVICE-TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of generating a D2D (device-to-device) signal, which is generated by a user equipment in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:grouping a plurality of modulation symbols, generated by applying channel coding to one transmission block, into one or more modulation symbol groups,
mapping each of the one or more modulation symbol groups to one or more resource block (RB) groups;
applying beam vectors to the one or more RB groups; and
transmitting a signal in the one or more RB group to which the beam vector is applied,
wherein each of the one or more RB groups has one modulation symbol group applied with a different beam vector, and
wherein the number of beam vectors is determined according to a channel state;
wherein each of the one or more RB groups corresponds to a set of resources having a different comb index, and
wherein a comb index corresponds to an offset used for mapping each modulation symbol contained in the one or more modulation symbol groups to a frequency axis resource on a whole frequency band.

US Pat. No. 10,367,558

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPTIMIZING ANTENNA PRECODER SELECTION WITH COUPLED ANTENNAS

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method comprising:receiving a data signal;
precoding the data signal by using a precoder to precode the data signal;
determining a precoder-dependent precoder transmit power equalizing scaling factor to equalize transmit power between precoders;
scaling the precoded data signal using the precoder-dependent precoder transmit power equalizing scaling factor that equalizes transmit power between precoders, where the precoder-dependent precoder transmit power equalizing scaling factor is dependent on the precoder used to precode the data signal; and
transmitting the scaled precoded data signal through a plurality of antennas,
wherein the precoder-dependent precoder transmit power equalizing scaling factor is determined independent of feedback channel measurements.

US Pat. No. 10,367,554

MULTI-USER MULTIPLE-INPUT AND MULTIPLE-OUTPUT FOR DIGITAL SUBSCRIBER LINE

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A method implemented in a wireless network element (NE), comprising:obtaining, via a processor of the wireless NE, a plurality of encoded signals associated with a plurality of downstream (DS) channels in a wireless communication network, wherein the plurality of DS channels form a plurality of DS multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) groups;
performing, via the processor, MIMO pre-coding on the plurality of encoded signals according to the plurality of DS MIMO groups to produce MIMO pre-coder output signals of the plurality of DS MIMO groups;
performing, via the processor, a crosstalk pre-coding across the MIMO groups using a crosstalk pre-coding matrix on the MIMO pre-coder output signals of the plurality of DS MIMO groups to produce a plurality of output signals, with the crosstalk pre-coding matrix computed according to a first DS channel matrix and a DS MIMO channel matrix;
wherein the first DS channel matrix comprises first diagonal entries representing first direct channel estimates of the plurality of DS channels at a first subcarrier and first off-diagonal entries representing co-channel interference estimates of the plurality of DS channels at the first subcarrier, a first diagonal block of the first DS channel matrix representing MIMO channels in a first DS MIMO group of the plurality of DS MIMO groups; and
wherein the DS MIMO channel matrix comprises a second diagonal block and off-diagonal blocks, the second diagonal block corresponding to the first diagonal block of the first DS channel matrix, and with the off-diagonal blocks comprising values of zeros; and
synchronously transmitting, via one or more transmitters of the wireless NE, the plurality of output signals to a plurality of remote wireless NEs via the plurality of DS channels.

US Pat. No. 10,367,550

UPDATING PRECODING MATRIX FOR MIMO TRANSMISSIONS

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A device, comprising:a processor;
a precoder for precoding data streams and configured to:
during a first transmission of a first one or more data streams comprising a known number of data packets, where the first one or more data streams are precoded using a first precoding matrix, wherein the first transmission comprises one or more transmission channels and one or more channel gains for one or more user devices connected in the first transmission, determine to transmit a second one or more data streams in a second transmission;
calculate, before the first transmission of the known number of data packets is complete, a combined precoding matrix for precoding the first one or more data streams and the second one or more data streams, wherein each element of the combined precoding matrix is calculated based on a channel matrix in the first precoding matrix and an a estimated matrix for the second transmission, wherein the channel matrix represents the one or more transmission channels and the one or more channel gains for the one or more user devices connected in the first transmission; and
transmit the first one or more data streams in the first transmission and the second one or more data streams in the second transmission simultaneously by applying the combined precoding matrix, wherein the one or more transmission channels and the one or more channel gains for the one or more user devices connected in the first transmission are maintained during the simultaneous transmission of the first one or more data streams and the second one or more data streams.

US Pat. No. 10,367,549

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK SYSTEM

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A wireless communication method performed by a wireless communication apparatus in a wireless local area network (WLAN) system, the wireless communication method comprising:generating a high-efficiency Wi-Fi (HEW) frame comprising an HEW-SIG-A field and an HEW-SIG-B field, wherein the HEW-SIG-B field comprises bit information that comprises subchannel allocation information in an Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) mode where different subchannels are allocated to different users and simultaneous data transmission to multiple users is allowed; and
transmitting the generated HEW frame to the multiple users,
wherein the subchannel allocation information indicates a position of each of subchannels in a channel bandwidth of 20 MHz, 40 MHz, 80 MHz, 80 MHz+80 MHz, or 160 MHz,
wherein a frequency bandwidth of each of the subchannels is greater than 0 and smaller than 20 MHz,
wherein each of the subchannels represents a minimum allocation unit, and
wherein the frequency bandwidth of each of the subchannels is dynamically set from 0 to 20 MHz.

US Pat. No. 10,367,534

DIGITAL BROADCASTING SYSTEM AND DATA PROCESSING METHOD

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of processing data in a receiving system, the method comprising:receiving a broadcast signal including a data unit,
wherein the data unit includes a first region and a second region,
wherein the first region is concatenated with the second region,
wherein the first region includes first known data and signaling information, and
wherein the second region includes second known data and service data;
demodulating the received broadcast signal;
de-interleaving the signaling information in the data unit of the demodulated broadcast signal;
decoding the de-interleaved signaling information;
decoding the service data in the data unit of the demodulated broadcast signal; and
de-randomizing the decoded service data,
wherein the signaling information includes information for decoding of the service data and information related to the data unit.

US Pat. No. 10,367,480

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING HIGH PERFORMANCE PULSE WIDTH MODULATION (PWM) SIGNALS

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

1. A method for generating a pulse width modulation (PWM) signal, by a processor communicatively coupled to a system memory element, the method comprising:computing, by the processor, a coarse adjustment PWM output signal and a modified fine adjustment input signal, using a low speed clock rate, by:
receiving a data input vector, by the processor;
dividing the data input vector into a coarse adjustment input signal and a fine adjustment input signal; and
performing comparator operations and incrementing counter operations using the coarse adjustment input signal, to produce the coarse adjustment PWM output signal; and
performing, by the processor, a fine adjustment to the coarse adjustment PWM output signal, using a high speed clock rate, based on the modified fine adjustment input signal; and
generating an increased resolution PWM output signal, by the processor, based on the fine adjustment.

US Pat. No. 10,367,473

FILTER, MULTIPLEXER, AND COMMUNICATION APPARATUS

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A filter comprising:an input port,
an output port, and
a plurality of serial resonators and a plurality of parallel resonators connected in a ladder-shaped circuit between the input port and the output port and comprising interdigital transducer (IDT) electrodes,
wherein the plurality of parallel resonators comprises
at least one first parallel resonator having a resonance frequency lower than resonance frequencies of the plurality of serial resonators and
at least one second parallel resonator having a resonance frequency higher than antiresonance frequencies of the plurality of serial resonators,
wherein the at least one first parallel resonator and the at least one second parallel resonator comprise reflectors which are arranged on the two sides of the IDT electrodes in a propagation direction of an acoustic wave, the reflector in the at least one first parallel resonator is connected to a reference potential, and the reflector in the at least one second parallel resonator is given floating potential.

US Pat. No. 10,367,441

MODULAR MULTI-AXIAL ROTOR

15. A scalable, modular, electricity generating apparatus comprising:an elongate, central member;
at least one foil disposed about said central member in fluid interacting relation thereto;
said central member further including at least a first end and a second end;
each of said first end and said second end dimensioned and configured to be connected to a connecting node, respectively;
said elongate central member further including an electrically conductive material;
said central member further including a stator member rigidly connected to each of the connecting nodes; and
said elongate central member further configured to conduct electricity from one of the connecting nodes to the other of the connecting nodes.

US Pat. No. 10,367,422

VALLEY MODE SWITCHING WITH FIXED FREQUENCY FOR SWITCHING MODE POWER SUPPLY

Infineon Technologies Aus...

1. A controller for a switching mode power converter, the controller being configured to:drive a switching element to selectively connect a supply to a primary side winding of a transformer to generate a regulated voltage, current, or power at a secondary side winding of the transformer, wherein to drive the switching element to selectively connect the supply, the controller is configured to, for each switching cycle of a plurality of switching cycles:
select a peak current value from a plurality of peak current values, each peak current value of the plurality of peak current values being calculated to drive an oscillating voltage at the switching element to correspond to a voltage valley at an end of a respective switching cycle of the plurality of switching cycles;
in response to determining a voltage valley is occurring at the oscillating voltage at the switching element, output an enabling signal to cause the switching element to generate a channel electrically connecting the supply to the primary side winding until current at the switching element is not less than the selected peak current value; and
output a disabling signal to cause the switching element to refrain from generating the channel electrically connecting the supply to the primary side winding after current at the switching element is not less than the selected peak current value.

US Pat. No. 10,367,416

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MAINTAINING OUTPUT VOLTAGE REGULATION OF A NON-SYNCHRONOUS SWITCHING REGULATOR PROVIDING VOLTAGE SUPPLY TO A MAIN LOAD

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. A method for maintaining output voltage regulation of a non-synchronous switching regulator providing a voltage supply to a main load, the method comprising:receiving, at an electronic processor, battery health information of a battery;
determining, using the electronic processor, a current drain headroom of the battery based on the battery health information;
identifying, using the electronic processor, an activity to be performed by a device coupled to the battery, the device including the non-synchronous switching regulator and the main load;
determining, using the electronic processor, an expected peak current for the activity;
determining, using the electronic processor, that the current drain headroom is less than the expected peak current for the activity; and
pre-loading, using the electronic processor, the non-synchronous switching regulator in response to determining that the current drain headroom is less than the expected peak current for the activity.

US Pat. No. 10,367,412

POWER FACTOR CORRECTION CIRCUIT AND SWITCHING POWER SOURCE DEVICE USING THE SAME

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A power factor correction circuit improving a power factor by controlling a switching element in a boost chopper boosting DC voltage into which AC voltage is full-wave rectified, comprising:a power factor correction control circuit including an input voltage detection terminal to which voltage corresponding to input voltage to the boost chopper is input, a current sensing terminal to which voltage corresponding to inductor current in the boost chopper is input, an output voltage detection terminal to which voltage corresponding to output voltage from the boost chopper is input, and an output terminal outputting a drive signal for the switching element; and
a voltage adjustment circuit configured to detect the input voltage and adjust voltage at the current sensing terminal and voltage at the input voltage detection terminal according to the detected input voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,367,407

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING A VOLTAGE-CONTROLLED POWER SEMICONDUCTOR SWITCH THAT CAN BE SWITCHED OFF AGAIN

GE ENERGY POWER CONVERSIO...

1. A method for controlling a voltage-controlled power semiconductor switch that can be controlled to a switched-on state and a switched-off state, the power semiconductor switch comprising a first and a second connection and a control connection, wherein the power semiconductor switch is conductive in the switched-on state between the first and the second connection, the method comprising:applying a first control voltage comprising a first value to the control connection to switch on the power semiconductor switch;
detecting conditions, which indicate the progress of the switch-on procedure of the power semiconductor switch; and
applying a second control voltage comprising a second value higher than said first value to said control connection to operate the power semiconductor switch in the conductive state when conditions are detected, which are indicative that the switch-on procedure is deemed to be complete.

US Pat. No. 10,367,403

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INDEPENDENT MOTION OF PARALLEL ACTUATORS

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY,...

1. An apparatus for independent actuator motion, comprising:a first linear actuator;
a first driven carriage to be driven by movement of the first linear actuator; and
a first free carriage in line with the first linear actuator but being disengaged from the first linear actuator motion;
a first pair of guide rails flanking the first linear actuator, wherein each guide rail of the first pair of guide rails directly engages both the first driven carriage and the first free carriage;
a second linear actuator substantially parallel to the first linear actuator;
a second driven carriage to be driven by movement of the second linear actuator; and
a second free carriage in line with the second linear actuator but being disengaged from the second linear actuator motion and to be coupled to the first driven carriage; and
a second pair of guide rails flanking the second linear actuator, wherein each guide rail of the second pair of guide rails directly engages both the second driven carriage and the second free carriage.

US Pat. No. 10,367,398

DOUBLE-STATOR SWITCHED RELUCTANCE ROTATING MACHINE

IHI CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A double-stator switched reluctance rotating machine comprising:a rotor;
an outer stator that is disposed outside the rotor; and
an inner stator that is disposed inside the rotor,
wherein the outer stator includes first stator salient poles that are provided on a side thereof facing the rotor,
the inner stator includes second stator salient poles which are provided on a side thereof facing the rotor and of which the number is the same as the number of the first stator salient poles,
the rotor is a plurality of electromagnetic steel sheets laminated in an axial direction of the rotor;
the rotor includes first rotor salient poles that are provided on a side thereof facing the outer stator, and second rotor salient poles which are provided on a side thereof facing the inner stator and of which the number is the same as the number of the first rotor salient poles,
mechanical phases of the salient poles in a rotational direction of the rotor are different from each other in at least one of a set of the first stator salient poles and the second stator salient poles and a set of the first rotor salient poles and the second rotor salient poles, and
a mechanical phase shift angle of the salient poles in the rotational direction of the rotor is set according to the magnitude of a current in the outer stator and the inner stator to minimize a torque ripple ratio of the rotating machine.

US Pat. No. 10,367,394

ELECTROMAGNETIC SPRING AND ELASTIC ACTUATOR HAVING THE SAME

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RES...

1. An electromagnetic spring, comprising:a rotor;
a stator, operable to drive the rotor to rotate;
a planetary gear set, comprising a sun gear, a ring gear and a planet carrier, wherein the sun gear connects to a motor output shaft of a position motor, the ring gear connects to the rotor, and a power generated by the rotor and a power generated by the motor output shaft of the position motor and inputted into the sun gear are coupled via the planetary gear set, and then outputted from the planet carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,367,392

ROTARY MAGNETIC TRANSMISSION STRUCTURE

1. A rotary magnetic transmission structure, comprising a shaft A and a shaft B parallel to each other, wherein two magnetic members with radial magnetic fields are fixedly arranged on each shaft, wherein an included angle formed by the radial magnetic fields of the two magnetic members on one shaft is different from that on the other shaft, and an included angle formed by the radial magnetic fields of the two magnetic members on one shaft is between 60 degrees and 75 degrees, while an included angle formed by the radial magnetic fields of the two magnetic members on the other shaft is between 75 degrees and 90 degrees, and a spreading direction of the included angle which is spreading from a radial magnetic field direction of a second magnetic member to a radial magnetic field direction of coaxial first magnetic member of one shaft is opposite to that of the other shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,367,389

INTELLIGENTLY CONTROLLED VARIABLE POWER MOTOR

1. An intelligently-controlled variable power motor, consisting of a variable power motor and an intelligent controller, wherein the variable power motor mainly consists of a rotor, a stator, a housing, stator windings (L) and terminals; the intelligent controller and load current sensors (I1, I2), a voltage sensor (V1), multiple winding switching switches (m) and multiple power factor compensation switches (K) form an automatic control system of the variable power motor; the intelligent controller controls the switching on and off of the for multi-stage winding switching switches (m) and the multiple power factor compensation switches (K) according to a comparison operation of load current and voltage signals of the load current sensors (I1, I2) and the voltage sensor (V1) and motor operation state information and through mathematical analysis optimization; whereinthe stator windings of the variable power motor are in the form of series windings whose powers are gradually reduced stage by stage according to the rated current (Ir) of the motor, and series nodes (L1, L2, L3 . . . Ln) of the respective stator series windings (L) are led out to the terminals (U1, V1, W1; U2, V2, W2; U3, V3, W3 . . . Un, Vn, Wn), and then the intelligent controller automatically switches and controls the respective series nodes (L1, L2, L3 . . . Ln) of the multiple stages of series windings (L), (n) being the number of nodes of the series windings; the maximum rated current of the multiple stages of stator series windings (L) is the rated current (Ir) of the motor, i.e. the rated current of the series windings (L1) near the star point, and rated currents (Ir1 to Irn) of respective stator series windings (L) are respectively selected according to geometric progression, arithmetic progression or other discrete parameters of the rated currents (Ir) to complete the optimization of respective rated current (Ir1 to Irn) of the multiple stages of series windings (L); and
the stator windings of the variable power motor are formed by embedding multiple stages of stator series windings (L) in the same stator core slot, the multiple stages of stator series windings (L) are connected in segmented series stage by stage from the star point to the outside according to the magnitude of power of the windings, and the windings near the star point are series windings (L1) having the maximum power, the series windings (L1) are each connected at one end to form the so-called star point (o), the other ends of the series windings (L1) are each connected to one end of a respective one of the next-stage series windings with a power only second to the maximum power, while the other ends of the next-stage series windings with a power only second to the maximum power are each connected to one end of a respective one of their next-stage series windings with a power only second to the power thereof, and so on, until open ends of the series windings (Ln) with the minimum power are the leading-out terminals of the minimum power; series nodes of the series windings (L1) with the maximum power near the star point (o) and their next-stage series windings (L2) with the power only second to the maximum power serve as the leading-out terminals of the maximum power, and so on; and then leading-out terminals of the next-stage power only second to the maximum power are led out at the nodes of respective series windings, then the leading-out terminals of the still next-stage power, until the leading-out terminals (Ln) of the open ends of the series windings with the minimum power.

US Pat. No. 10,367,388

MAIN MOTOR FOR RAILWAY VEHICLE

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A three-phase AC main motor for a railway vehicle that is mounted on an electric vehicle and is used for driving the electric vehicle, is rotationally driven upon receiving an AC power supplied from an inverter circuit that includes a switching element, and is driven by having a voltage having a PWM waveform applied from the inverter circuit in at least part of a speed range of the electric vehicle, the main motor comprising:a stator that is configured to include an annular stator core provided with a plurality of slots in a circumferential direction and a stator winding that includes U-phase coils, V-phase coils, and W-phase coils that are wound on the stator core and are accommodated in the slots, and that is three-phase star-connected and is composed of parallel circuits, a number of which is the same as the number of poles for each phase, wherein the number of poles is an even number equal to or greater than four and the number of parallel circuits is an even number equal to or greater than four, each of the U-phase coils, the V-phase coils configuring the parallel circuits of a corresponding phase;
a rotor that is arranged on an inner side of the stator core;
a first circuit ring that is provided to the stator core along the circumferential direction, that has a substantially C shape, and that is a plate-like metal member including a plurality of insulating coating portions and a plurality of uninsulated wire connection portions provided at positions corresponding to the U-phase coils, the parallel circuits configured from the U-phase coils being connected to the uninsulated wire connection portions;
a second circuit ring that is provided to the stator core along the circumferential direction, that has a substantially C shape, and that is a plate-like metal member including a plurality of insulating coating portions and a plurality of uninsulated wire connection portions provided at positions corresponding to the V-phase coils, the parallel circuits configured from the V-phase coils being connected to the uninsulated wire connection portions;
a third circuit ring that is provided to the stator core along the circumferential direction, that has a substantially C shape, and that is a plate-like metal member including a plurality of insulating coating portions and a plurality of uninsulated wire connection portions provided at positions corresponding to the W-phase coils, the parallel circuits configured from the W-phase coils being connected to the uninsulated wire connection portions; and
a fourth circuit ring that is provided to the stator core along the circumferential direction, that has a substantially C shape, that is a plate-like metal member including a plurality of insulating coating portions and a plurality of uninsulated wire connection portions provided at positions corresponding to the U-phase coils, the V-phase coils, and the W-phase coils, and that is used for a neutral-point connection of the stator winding, the parallel circuits configured from the U-phase coils, the parallel circuits configured from the V-phase coils, and the parallel circuits configured from the W-phase coils being connected to the uninsulated wire connection portions,
wherein the first circuit ring, the second circuit ring, and the third circuit ring are coaxial to each other,
wherein one end portion of an inner circuit ring among the first circuit ring, the second circuit ring, and the third circuit ring protrudes beyond an exterior circuit ring among the first circuit ring, the second circuit ring, and the third circuit ring through a gap between opposing end portions of the exterior circuit ring,
wherein the one end portion of the inner circuit ring is directly connected to a lead wire,
wherein the first circuit ring, the second circuit ring, the third circuit ring, and the fourth circuit ring are successively arranged in a radially inward direction of the stator core, starting with the first circuit ring and followed by the second circuit ring, the third circuit ring, and then the fourth circuit ring,
wherein one end portion of the second circuit ring to which a lead wire is directly connected is located between one end portion of the first circuit ring to which a lead wire is directly connected and one end portion of the third circuit ring to which a lead wire is directly connected, each of the end portions of the second circuit ring, the first circuit ring, and the third circuit ring extend circumferentially, and
wherein the insulating coating portions of each of the first to fourth circuit rings are separated from the insulating coating portions of each of the other circuit rings among the first to fourth circuit rings.

US Pat. No. 10,367,382

LAMINATED CORE OF A STATOR OR A ROTOR AND ELECTRICAL MACHINE

1. A laminated core (14) of a stator (15) or a rotor (11), the laminated core comprising:first sheet metal parts (10) which each have a first connecting part (18) and a plurality of first teeth (19), wherein each first tooth (19) extends from the first connecting part (18) to a free end (20), and wherein the free ends (20) of the first teeth (19) individually define a first distance (R1) from a reference axis (BA) or a reference plane (BE) of the laminated core (14),
second sheet metal parts (13) which each have a second connecting part (25) and a plurality of second teeth (26), wherein each second tooth (26) extends from the second connecting part (25) to a free end (27), and wherein the free ends (27) of the second teeth (26) individually define a second distance (R2) from the reference axis (BA) or the reference plane (BE),
at least one first sheet metal part assembly (35) comprising at least one of the first sheet metal parts (10),
at least one second sheet metal part assembly (36) comprising at least one of the second sheet metal parts (13), and
wherein the at least one first sheet metal part assembly (35) and the at least one second sheet metal part assembly (36) are arranged alternately in a stacking direction (A)
wherein at least some of the first sheet metal parts (10a) have a first thickness (d1), and the second sheet metal parts (13) have a second thickness (d2);
wherein the first sheet metal part assembly (35) comprises a plurality of the first sheet metal parts (10), wherein two of the first sheet metal parts (10) form outer sheet metal parts (10a) and at least one further of the first sheet metal parts (10) forms an inner sheet metal part (10i) arranged between the two outer sheet metal parts (10a),
the at least one inner sheet metal part (10i) has a first thickness (d1), and
at least one of the two outer sheet metal parts (10a) has a third thickness (d3), which is greater than the first thickness (d1).

US Pat. No. 10,367,381

WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION APPARATUS AND METHOD

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A wireless power transmitting device, comprising:a communication unit; and
at least one processor configured to:
control to receive requested power information from at least one power receiving device,
determine whether to support a requested power based on a power capacity of the wireless power transmitting device, wherein the power capacity is a total power amount which the wireless power transmitting device is capable of transmitting to the at least one power receiving device,
calculate a charging power for the at least one power receiving device based on a result of the determination, wherein the charging power is to be transmitted to the at least one power receiving device based on the requested power information received from the at least one power receiving device, and
re-calculate the charging power for the at least one power receiving device based on charging status information received from the at least one power receiving device.

US Pat. No. 10,367,379

WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING NON-CONTACT TRANSMISSION BY ELECTROMAGNETIC INDUCTION

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A power receiver apparatus for use in a wireless power transmission apparatus for performing non-contact transmission of power from a power transmitter apparatus including a power transmitting antenna to the power receiver apparatus, the power receiver apparatus comprising:a power receiving antenna arranged to oppose the power transmitting antenna;
a power receiver connected to the power receiving antenna, the power receiver performing rectification and smoothing;
a first resonance capacitor connected between the power receiving antenna and the power receiver, the first resonance capacitor resonating with the power receiving antenna so as to pass the power transmission frequency of the power transmitter; and
a filter connected between the first resonance capacitor and the power receiver, the filter reflecting higher harmonics generated by the power receiver,
wherein the filter reflects a third harmonic generated by the power receiver with an impedance of any phase of +90 degrees to +180 degrees.

US Pat. No. 10,367,378

POWER-TRANSMITTING DEVICE, POWER-RECEIVING DEVICE, AND WIRELESS POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM FOR UNDERWATER MOBILE OBJECT

IHI Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A wireless power supply system in which at least one of a power-receiving device and a power-transmitting device is disposed in an underwater mobile object and a receiving-side pad including a coil of the power-receiving device and a transmitting-side pad including a coil of the power-transmitting device oppose each other with liquid interposed between the receiving-side pad and the transmitting-side pad, the wireless power supply system performing wireless power supply using magnetic coupling of the coils, the wireless power supply system comprising:a spacer member including a gap for forming a flow of the liquid between the receiving-side pad and the transmitting-side pad,
wherein during wireless power supply between the transmitting-side pad and the receiving-side pad, the spacer member contacts a surface of the power-receiving device and a surface of the power-transmitting device such that the liquid flows through the spacer member via the gap.

US Pat. No. 10,367,377

VEHICLE AND CONTACTLESS POWER TRANSFER SYSTEM

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A contactless power transfer system comprising:a vehicle comprising:
a floor panel;
a power reception device including a secondary side core and a power reception coil wound around said secondary side core, and being attached to a lower surface of said floor panel to receive electric power from a power transmission device in a contactless manner while being opposed to said power transmission device; and
a shield provided to cover at least a portion of said floor panel positioned around said secondary side core,
said power reception device including a resin member sealing therein said secondary side core and said power reception coil,
said power reception coil being embedded within said resin member,
a flange being provided around said resin member, and
said power reception device being attached to said lower surface of said floor panel via said flange; and
a power transmission device including a primary side core and a power transmission coil wound around said primary side core,
one of said vehicle and said power transmission device further including a control unit configured to calculate a parameter relevant to power receiving efficiency of said power reception device,
in the vehicle width direction, a width dimension of said primary side core being larger than the width dimension of said secondary side core,
said shield including a first protruding part protruding to the left side in the vehicle width direction with respect to said secondary side core and a second protruding part protruding to the right side in the vehicle width direction with respect to said secondary side core,
an amount of protrusion of said first protruding part to the left side in the vehicle width direction with respect to said secondary side core and an amount of protrusion of said second protruding part to the right side in the vehicle width direction with respect to said secondary side core each being larger than the width dimension of said secondary side core in the vehicle width direction and smaller than the width dimension of said primary side core,
when said parameter as calculated is smaller than a predetermined threshold, said control unit stopping power transmission from said power transmission device to said power reception device.

US Pat. No. 10,367,376

WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER SYSTEM SUPPLYING POWER REQUIRED BY ADIABATIC CIRCUIT

Winbond Electronics Corp....

1. A wireless power transfer system comprising:a power supply side configured to provide wireless power; and
a power reception side electrically connected to the power supply side and configured to receive the wireless power and convert the wireless power into power of a required type,
wherein the power reception side comprises an adiabatic circuit operating at alternating current power, the adiabatic circuit comprises a first circuit and a second circuit, each of the first circuit and the second circuit comprises an energy recycling logic circuit that is operated at the alternating current power and is configured to receive an input signal and generate an output signal according to the alternating current power, and when the energy recycling logic circuit of the first circuit operates during one of a working period and a waiting period, the energy recycling logic circuit of the second circuit operates during the other one of the working period and the waiting period.

US Pat. No. 10,367,375

POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS

Funai Electric Co., LTD.,...

1. A power supply apparatus comprising:a power supply unit that supplies power from a power source to at least one of a plurality of power receiving apparatuses via wireless power transmission;
a controller;
a power acquisition unit that acquires a power value of the power supplied from the power source to at least one of the plurality of power receiving apparatuses;
a communication unit; and
a storage that stores a plurality of first ID's that identify each of the plurality of power receiving apparatuses,
wherein the controller:
causes a first power receiving apparatus to stop receiving power from the power supply unit upon detecting a second power receiving apparatus that is not receiving power from the power supply unit,
causes the power supply unit to supply power from the power source to the second power receiving apparatus,
causes the power acquisition unit that to acquire a power value of the power supplied from the power source to the second power receiving apparatus, and
determines whether to continue supplying the power from the power source to the second power receiving apparatus based on the acquired power value,
wherein the controller causes each of the plurality of power receiving apparatuses to operate by a maximum load,
wherein the communication unit sends a maximum load command signal, generated by the controller, to each of the plurality of power receiving apparatuses, and
wherein the maximum load command signal causes the respective power receiving apparatus to operate by the maximum load,
wherein the communication unit receives, from the second power receiving apparatus, a second ID that identifies the second power receiving apparatus, and
wherein when one of the plurality of first ID's is identical to the second ID,
the communication unit does not send the maximum load command signal to the second power receiving apparatus, and
the controller determines whether to continue supplying the power from the power source to the second power receiving apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,367,374

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR WIRELESS SHARING OF ELECTRICAL POWER IN A WIRELESS MESH NETWORK

Azbil North America Resea...

1. A method for wirelessly sharing electrical power over a wireless mesh network, the wireless mesh network comprising a plurality of electrical power-sharing hubs, including a first electrical power-sharing hub and a first set of one or more neighboring electrical power-sharing hubs that are one wireless link away from the first electrical power-sharing hub, wherein each of the electrical power-sharing hubs comprises one or more transmitters and one or more receivers to respectively transmit and receive wirelessly communications and electrical power, a hub-based power source or a connection to an external power source to power the first electrical power-sharing hub and electrical loads connectable thereto, and one or more controllers, the method comprising:(a) determining, by the one or more controllers at the first electrical power-sharing hub, whether electrical power is to be requested by the first electrical power-sharing hub from one or more of the plurality of electrical power-sharing hubs other than the first electrical power-sharing hub in the wireless mesh network;
(b) transmitting wirelessly, by the one or more transmitters at the first electrical power-sharing hub when the one or more controllers determine that electrical power is requested, a first request to the first set of one or more neighboring electrical power-sharing hubs to wirelessly obtain a first amount of electrical power from the one or more neighboring electrical power-sharing hubs in the first set; and
(c) receiving, by the one or more receivers by wireless transmission from the one or more neighboring electrical power-sharing hubs in the first set to the first electrical power-sharing hub in response to the first request, a second amount of electrical power when the one or more of the neighboring electrical power-sharing hubs has electrical power to share with the first electrical power-sharing hub.

US Pat. No. 10,367,361

INFORMATION DISPLAYING METHOD AND INFORMATION DISPLAYING DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An information displaying method comprising:causing a monitor of a display device to display, for each of a plurality of devices, first information and second information,
the first information indicating a device of the plurality of devices,
the second information indicating a state of charge of a battery pack in the device,
wherein the first information and the second information are displayed in association with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,367,360

MOBILE DEVICES CHARGING SYSTEM AND METHOD

NIPE TECHNOLOGY LTD., Sh...

1. A device for incorporating and controlling the transfer of energy from a first mobile device to a second mobile device comprising:a. energy transfer means adapted to allow the physical transfer of energy from one said mobile device to the other said mobile device;
b. at least one accelerometer;
c. a micro-controller having predefined instructions, adapted to control charging parameters including direction of energy flow, total amount of transferred energy, and charging duration between said mobile devices through said energy transfer means; and
d. a DC-DC converter adapted to take an input DC voltage and convert it to an output DC voltage sufficient for charging;
wherein, said accelerometer readings are processed and fed into said microcontroller for controlling said charging parameters using said predefined instructions;
wherein, control over said charge parameters is achieved by changing the position of at least one of the mobile devices, and
wherein said instructions include the following steps:
checking Input data if the mobile devices are connected;
calculating the orientation angle between the higher positioned mobile device, the lower mobile device and the earth surface;
setting the parameter: ‘amount of transferred charge’ to X % of the charged mobile device capacity per every Y degrees angle between the higher positioned mobile device, the lower positioned mobile device and the earth surface.

US Pat. No. 10,367,358

ACTIVE EQUALIZING CHARGING DEVICE

1. An active equalizing charging device, used to charge a secondary battery, the secondary battery comprises a storage battery unit, and the storage battery unit comprises a plurality of battery modules connected in series;the active equalizing charging device comprises a control unit, a charging unit, a voltage detection unit, and a temperature detection unit, wherein the control unit is constructed from an electronic circuit, the control unit is coupled to the charging unit, and the control unit is used to control the charging unit, the voltage detection unit and the control unit are coupled to each of the battery modules, the voltage detection unit is a voltage detection circuit, and the voltage detection unit is used to detect the voltage of each of the battery modules, the temperature detection unit is coupled to the control unit, the temperature detection unit is a temperature detection circuit, and the temperature detection unit is used to detect the temperature of the storage battery unit;
the charging unit comprises one first battery charger, one first switch, a plurality of second battery chargers, and a plurality of second switches, wherein the first battery charger and the storage battery unit are coupled to an external power source, and first battery charger is used to charge each of the battery modules, the first switch and the first battery charger are coupled to the storage battery unit, and the first switch is used to close or open the circuit between the first battery charger and the storage battery unit, the control unit controls the first switch, the number of the second battery chargers and the second switches matches the number of the battery modules, each of the second battery chargers is respectively coupled to one of the battery modules and the power source, and each of the battery modules is respectively coupled to one of the second battery chargers, each of the second switches is respectively coupled to one of the second battery chargers and one of the battery modules, and the second switches are used to close or open the circuit between each of the second battery chargers and the battery modules, the control unit controls each of the second switches; if the charging voltage output of the first battery charger is V1, the charging voltage output of the second battery chargers is V2, and the number of the second battery chargers is n, then V1>n×V2.

US Pat. No. 10,367,344

CABLE ARMOR STOP

Bridgeport Fittings, Inco...

1. A cable armor stop comprising:a body having an outer shell with a cylindrical shape dimensioned to engage with an electrical connector, the body having an interior cavity formed by an interior surface of the body, the cavity extending through the body between a front side of the body and a rear side of the body, the cavity generally cylindrical in shape with a maximum cross-sectional diameter sufficient for the body to contact a cable sheathing of an electrical cable with a maximum cable sheathing outer diameter in a predetermined range of electrical cables with cable sheathing outer diameters between said maximum cable sheathing outer diameter and a minimum cable sheathing outer diameter, the cavity reduced by a radially protruding member extending inwardly such that a terminating end of said radially protruding member is spaced a distance from an opposite side of the interior surface closest to said terminating end so that said radially protruding member contacts the cable sheathing of an electrical cable with the minimum cable sheathing outer diameter so as to prevent passage of the cable sheathing having said minimum cable sheathing outer diameter and so that the cavity is of sufficient size to accommodate electrical conductors associated with electrical cables with said maximum cable sheathing outer diameter as well as electrical conductors associated with electrical cables with said minimum cable sheathing outer diameter.

US Pat. No. 10,367,342

DEAD END STRUCTURE FOR SUPPORTING A CABLE

Beijing PLP Conductor Lin...

1. A dead end structure for supporting a cable having a core portion comprising:a first support portion extending between a first end and a second end, the first support portion defining a support opening through which the first support portion is configured to receive an attachment structure;
a second support portion attached to the first end of the first support portion, the second support portion having a first helical winding that defines a first axial opening;
a third support portion attached to the second end of the first support portion, the third support portion having a second helical winding that defines a second axial opening, the first helical winding and the second helical winding configured to engage one another such that the first axial opening and the second axial opening are axially aligned to define an axial support opening into which the core portion of the cable is received, the second support portion and the third support portion configured to apply a radial compressive force to the core portion to maintain a relative position between the core portion and the second support portion and the third support portion;
a sleeve defining an axial opening that extends between a first sleeve end and a second sleeve end, the second support portion and the third support portion received within the axial opening of the sleeve, the sleeve configured to apply a radial compressive force to the second support portion and the third support portion to maintain a relative position between the second support portion and the third support portion; and
a filler structure disposed between an end of the core portion and the first support portion.

US Pat. No. 10,367,340

ASSEMBLY CABLE TRAY USING RETARDANT PLASTICS AND JOINT DEVICE THEREOF

POLISYS CO., LTD., Gyeon...

1. A knockdown cable tray made of a fire-retardant plastic, comprising:a plurality of side panels installed to be opposite each other;
a plurality of rung members detachably coupled inside the side panels to firmly support the side panels; and
a plurality of coupling devices configured to connect the side panels in a lengthwise direction, each of the coupling devices comprising,
(a) a main body formed to fit into a lengthwise end of each of the side panels, and
(b) a connecting body configured to firmly fix the main body to the side panels, wherein each of side panels includes:
(a) a frame comprising a plurality of coupling holes formed in a lengthwise direction, and
(b) a coupler protruding from the frame and configured to couple to the rung members; and the main body of the coupling devices includes a plurality of connecting holes configured to correspond to the coupling holes of the frame,
wherein the main body of the coupling devices includes:
a plurality of first fitting slots formed at opposite sides of the main body and configured to facilitate coupling the main body to the frame; and
a guide slot formed in a lengthwise direction perpendicular to the first fitting slots, and
wherein the frame includes a guide protrusion extending from the frame in a lengthwise direction and configured to correspond to the guide slot of the main body of the coupling devices.

US Pat. No. 10,367,337

CONDUCTOR AS A TOOL

Quanta Associates, L.P., ...

1. A method of using a temporary conductor as a re-usable tool in maintaining, repairing or re-conductoring at least one energized phase, wherein said at least one energized phase is energized at a voltage potential and strung in at least a first section, the method comprising:a) stringing said temporary conductor between support structures at either end of said first section, then energizing said temporary conductor by bringing said temporary conductor to said voltage potential and electrically paralleling said temporary conductor with said energized phase,
b) de-energizing and then maintaining, repairing or reconductoring said de-energized energized phase,
c) re-energizing and electrically paralleling said energized phase and electrically paralleling said energized phase with said temporary conductor,
d) de-energizing and removing said temporary conductor for later re-use as said re-usable tool in a second section of said energized phase.

US Pat. No. 10,367,330

DIFFUSER, LASER-LIGHT-SOURCE MODULE USING THE SAME, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC., ...

1. A diffuser, comprising:a first substrate having a first refractive index n1; and
a gel layer comprising:
a body disposed on the first substrate; and
at least one microstructure disposed on the body, wherein the dimension of the microstructure is smaller than the dimension of the body, the body is located between the microstructure and the first substrate, the microstructure comprises at least one particulate structure protruding from the body in a direction away from the first substrate, the gel layer has a second refractive index n2, and n1>n2.

US Pat. No. 10,367,327

GIANT-CHIRP ALL-NORMAL-DISPERSION SUB-NANOSECOND FIBER OSCILLATOR

IPG PHOTONICS CORPORATION...

1. An all normal dispersion self-starting single mode (SM) pulsed fiber oscillator, comprising:an 8-shaped resonant ring cavity provided with:
a mode-locking fiber loop component configured to provide a pulse with a first phase acquisition due to a Self-Phase Modulation (SPM) phenomenon, the mode locking fiber loop component including a Polarization maintaining linearly polarized (LP) fused fiber coupler, a first fiber amplifier of the mode locking fiber loop component located asymmetrically relative to the LP fiber coupler, and a first coil of SM passive fiber located between an output of the first fiber amplifier and the fiber coupler, and
a giant chirp generating fiber loop component coupled to the LP fused fiber coupler to receive the pulse with the first phase acquisition and configured to provide the pulse with a second phase acquisition due to the SPM phenomenon, wherein the second phase acquisition is so greater than the first phase acquisition that the giant chirp generating fiber component outputs the pulse with a giant chirp, the giant chirp generating fiber components including a second fiber amplifier, the first and second fiber amplifiers each being side-pumped and having:
an active fiber with a multimode (MM) core having a double bottle-neck shaped cross-section which has spaced apart relatively small-diameter ends flanking a relatively large diameter central portion, wherein the MM core is configured to support propagation of a single fundamental mode at a desired wavelength in a 1 micron wavelength range; and
input and output single mode (SM) fibers spliced to respective ends of the active fiber and having respective SM cores, the SM cores each having a mode field diameter (MFD) which matches a MFD of a fundamental mode supported by the MM core,wherein the SM pulsed fiber oscillator is configured without a wavelength division multiplexer (WDM).

US Pat. No. 10,367,307

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR GROUNDING AND POWER TERMINALS HAVING A BENT WIDENED SECTION

FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECH...

1. An electrical connector comprising:an insulative housing including a tongue; and
a plurality of conductive terminals retained to the insulative housing and arranged in two rows, the conductive terminals including a plurality of grounding terminals and a plurality of power terminals at outer ends of the two rows, each conductive terminal having a contacting section exposed to a surface of the tongue, a tail section, and an intermediate section between the contacting section and the tail section, wherein
at least one of the grounding terminals and the power terminals has a widening section continuing and bent from the contacting section thereof to be embedded in the tongue portion,
a thickness of the widening section is substantially equal to a thickness of the contacting section,
each row of conductive terminals include a pair of grounding terminals at two outermost ends and a pair of power terminals immediately inwardly of the pair of grounding terminals,
each of the grounding terminals and the power terminals in each row has a widening section continuing and bent from the contacting section thereof to be embedded in the tongue, and
the widening sections of two adjacent grounding and power terminals in each row are across from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,367,288

ELECTRIC CONTACT AND CONNECTOR TERMINAL PAIR

AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES...

1. An electric contact comprising:a first contact and a second contact that are capable of forming electrical contact with each other, wherein:
the first contact has a silver-tin alloy layer exposed at an outermost surface that comes into contact with the second contact,
the second contact has a silver layer exposed at an outermost surface that comes into contact with the first contact, and
a surface roughness of the silver-tin alloy layer of the first contact is larger than a surface roughness of the silver layer of the second contact.

US Pat. No. 10,367,284

SOCKET TO SUPPORT BOARDS IN A SPACED RELATION

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A socket to support a first board in a spaced relation to a second board, said socket comprising:a base section having openings to receive connectors that are to electrically connect the first board to the second board;
a plurality of walls extending from the base section, wherein each of the plurality of walls is angled with respect to the base section and wherein the plurality of walls include air ducts to enable air to flow through the socket when the first board is positioned on the socket;
an interposer having castellated walls that are to mate with some of the air ducts in the plurality of walls of the socket, wherein the interposer is to be positioned between the socket and the first board; and
socket alignment elements extending from the base section, wherein the socket alignment elements are to be inserted into mating holes in the second board.

US Pat. No. 10,367,267

FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD FOR DUAL MODE ANTENNAS, DUAL MODE ANTENNA AND USER DEVICE

1. A dual mode antenna comprising:an insulative sheet including a main surface and an opposite main surface;
a loop-shaped wireless communication coil formed on the main surface of the insulative sheet;
a wireless power transmission coil formed inside the loop-shaped wireless communication coil to be electrically disconnected from the loop-shaped wireless communication coil, and formed on the main surface of the insulative sheet;
a pair of wireless communication coil connection terminals electrically connected to both ends of the loop-shaped wireless communication coil, respectively;
a pair of wireless power transmission coil connection terminals electrically connected to both ends of the wireless power transmission coil, respectively; and
a ferrite sheet formed to contact the opposite main surface of the insulative sheet,
wherein the ferrite sheet comprises:
a first ferrite sheet formed to be in contact with a position opposite to the loop-shaped wireless communication coil on the insulative sheet; and
a second ferrite sheet formed to be in contact with a position opposite to the wireless power transmission coil on the insulative sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,367,259

ANTENNA WITH ENHANCED AZIMUTH GAIN

ARRIS Enterprises LLC, S...

1. An antenna, comprising:a ground plane;
antenna elements configured to couple to an interface circuit and configured to generate a beam having a horizontal polarization, wherein the antenna elements are positioned in a first horizontal plane offset along a vertical direction from the ground plane; and
a planar reflector positioned in a second horizontal plane offset along the vertical direction from the first ground plane, so that the antenna elements are positioned between the ground plane and the planar reflector, wherein a direction of a main beam in an antenna radiation pattern of the antenna is within a predefined angular range of a horizontal direction and is approximately along the horizontal direction,
wherein the horizontal direction is perpendicular to the vertical direction, and the direction of the main beam in the antenna radiation pattern of the antenna is at 10°-15° from the horizontal direction.

US Pat. No. 10,367,257

ANTENNA, VEHICLE HAVING THE ANTENNA, AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE ANTENNA

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. An antenna comprising:an opening through which a radio wave is radiated in an orientation direction; and
a conductor inserted into the opening and dividing an internal region of the opening and an aperture,
wherein a first height of a plane of the conductor in a direction in which the radio wave is input to the opening is smaller than a second height of a plane of the conductor in a direction in which the radio wave is radiated, and
wherein the second height is smaller than a height of the aperture, and the first height is smaller than a height of a waveguide.

US Pat. No. 10,367,251

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTEGRATED ANTENNA ARRANGEMENTS

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus for an electronic device antenna, the apparatus comprising:a conductive enclosure, the conductive enclosure including a conductive inner surface;
a circuit board within the conductive inner surface of the conductive enclosure, the circuit board including a first protrusion and a second protrusion, each protrusion conductively coupling the circuit board with the conductive inner surface; and
a radio frequency (RF) connection between the first protrusion and the second protrusion, the RF connection providing a current return to the circuit board from the conductive inner surface, the RF connection and circuit board forming a first radiating slot antenna conductive flow loop along a circuit board edge to the first protrusion and along the conductive inner surface to the RF connection, and forming a second radiating slot antenna conductive flow loop along the circuit board edge to the second protrusion and along the conductive inner surface to the RF connection, the first and second conductive flow loops providing a slot antenna excitation mode that radiates substantially perpendicular to the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,367,249

TUNABLE ANTENNA SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND METHODS

WISPRY, INC., Irvine, CA...

1. A tunable antenna system comprising:an electrically small antenna having a largest dimension that is substantially equal to or less than one-tenth of a length of a wavelength corresponding to a frequency within a range of low-band frequencies; and
a tunable band-stop circuit connected between the electrically small antenna and a signal node, the tunable band-stop circuit being tunable to adjust a band-stop frequency that is higher than the low-band frequencies but is lower than a range of high-band frequencies;
wherein adjustment of the band-stop frequency helps to match an impedance of the electrically small antenna within the low-band frequencies while maintaining high antenna efficiency in the high-band frequencies.

US Pat. No. 10,367,247

PREPARATION METHOD FOR GAAS/GE/GAAS HETEROGENEOUS SPRINTRONIC (SPIN) DIODE FOR LOOP ANTENNA

1. A preparation method for a GaAs/Ge/GaAs heterogeneous spintronic (SPiN) diode for a loop antenna, wherein the loop antenna comprises:a semiconductor substrate;
a dielectric plate;
a first SPiN diode ring, a second SPiN diode ring, first direct current (DC) bias wires and second DC bias wires, disposed on the semiconductor substrate; and
a coupling type feed source, disposed on the dielectric plate;
wherein the first DC bias wires and the second DC bias wires are formed on the semiconductor substrate by heavily doping process;
wherein the preparation method for the SPiN diode comprises following steps of:
(a) selecting a germanium-on-insulator (GeOI) substrate;
(b) etching a top Ge layer of the GeOI substrate to form a first trench and a second trench in the top Ge layer;
(c) depositing a gallium arsenide (GaAs) material in the first trench and the second trench;
(d) performing P-type ion implantation into the GaAs material in the first trench to form a P-type active region and performing an N-type ion implantation into the GaAs material in the second trench to form an N-type active region, by ion implantation process; and
(e) forming lead holes on surfaces of the P-type active region and the N-type active region and then sputtering a metal, to form the GaAs/Ge/GaAs heterogeneous SPiN diode.

US Pat. No. 10,367,230

BATTERY PACKET

1. A battery packet comprising:a first electrode;
a second electrode;
a dielectric layer;
an electrolysis material;
a capacitor having two electrodes connected with the first electrode and the second electrode respectively;
the dielectric layer being disposed in between the first electrode and the second electrode;
the electrolysis material being disposed in between the first electrode and the second electrode;
the electrolysis material being CF6Li or NaCl;
the first electrode, the second electrode, the dielectric layer and the electrolysis material forming a battery cell and the capacitor being a discrete component placed beside the battery cell and integrated in the battery packet;
in response to the battery packet being recharged, the capacitor being fully recharged; and
in response to the capacitor being fully recharged and then a rechargeable power source being removed, the capacitor discharging so as to recharge the battery cell.

US Pat. No. 10,367,217

MEMBRANE ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY MANUFACTURING PROCESS

1. A method of making a component for a membrane electrode assembly comprising the steps of:(a) providing an air-permeable backer;
(b) depositing an electrode onto said backer;
(c) depositing an aqueous wet layer comprising a fluoroionomer mixture comprising a water-insoluble alcohol and an ionomer onto said electrode;
(d) substantially drying said wet layer to form a protective ionomer layer; and
(e) depositing, after substantially drying said wet layer, a proton conducting composite wet layer onto said protective ionomer layer, wherein the proton conducting composite wet layer has an occlusive interior volume.

US Pat. No. 10,367,213

METHOD OF CONTROLLING FUEL CELL SYSTEM

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

1. A method of controlling a fuel cell system including a fuel cell, comprising:circulating a coolant through a fuel cell circulation passage in which the fuel cell and a gas liquid separator are provided;
controlling a valve selectively to connect or disconnect the fuel cell circulation passage and an air conditioning equipment circulation passage in which an air conditioning mechanism is provided;
determining whether the coolant includes air bubbles more than or equal to a threshold amount; and
maintaining the valve to connect the fuel cell circulation passage and the air conditioning equipment circulation passage to circulate the coolant through the air conditioning equipment circulation passage when it is determined that the coolant includes air bubbles more than or equal to the threshold amount, when the valve connects the fuel cell circulation passage and the air conditioning equipment circulation passage, and when a temperature of the fuel cell is higher than or equal to a threshold temperature even if the air conditioning mechanism stops.

US Pat. No. 10,367,210

POWER GENERATOR HAVING INTEGRATED MEMBRANE VALVE

Honeywell International I...

1. A power generator comprising:a case having a surface with a perforation and a cavity containing a gas generating fuel;
a flexible membrane substantially parallel to the case surface and having edges supported by the case to flex transversely toward and away from the case surface to provide a seal with the perforation inside the cavity, the membrane including an impermeable valve plate attached to the membrane, the impermeable valve plate positioned on a location on the membrane corresponding with a sealed mating position on the perforation, wherein the membrane is water vapor permeable and gas impermeable, wherein the valve plate moves transversely toward and away from the sealed mating position on the perforation responsive to a difference in pressure between the cavity and outside the cavity, wherein the membrane and valve plate selectively allow water vapor to pass through the perforation and water vapor permeable membrane to the fuel as a function of the difference in pressure; and
a fuel cell membrane supported by the case and positioned to receive hydrogen at an anode side of the fuel cell membrane and to receive oxygen from outside the power generator at a cathode side of the fuel cell membrane.

US Pat. No. 10,367,208

HIGH EFFICIENCY FUEL REFORMING AND WATER USE IN A HIGH TEMPERATURE FUEL-CELL SYSTEM AND PROCESS FOR THE SUCH THEREOF

1. A method of operating a power-producing solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) or a molten carbonate fuel cell (MCFC) comprising fueling the SOFC or MCFC fuel cell with a fuel feed stock of hydrocarbon or alcohol fuel and non-extracted, hydrogen-rich gases, wherein reforming of the fuel feed stock occurs within the SOFC or MCFC, where the output stream from the fuel cell goes to a heat exchanger followed by a hydrogen-producing water gas shift (WGS) reactor followed by a carbon dioxide extractor that extracts a portion of the carbon dioxide (CO2) and water (H2O); the extracted carbon dioxide leaving the system at near atmospheric pressure, and the non-extracted, hydrogen-rich gases being recycled to the SOFC or MCFC fuel cell by way of a pump, blower, fan, or Venturi.

US Pat. No. 10,367,197

POSITIVE ACTIVE MATERIAL COMPOSITION FOR LITHIUM BATTERY, METHOD OF PREPARING THE SAME, AND LITHIUM BATTERY INCLUDING THE SAME

Industry-University Coope...

1. A positive active material for a lithium battery comprising: an internal bulk part comprising at least two metals selected from the group consisting of nickel, manganese, and cobalt;an external bulk part surrounding the internal bulk part and comprising the same at least two metals as the internal part; and
an interface between the internal bulk part and the external bulk part,
wherein the internal bulk part extends from a center of the positive active material to the interface, and the external bulk part extends from the interface to a surface of the positive active material,
wherein,
each of the at least two metals in the internal bulk part and the interface has a constant concentration,
each of the at least two metals in the external bulk part has a continuous concentration gradient starting from the same concentration as each of the at least two metals in the internal bulk part and the interface toward the surface of the positive active material,
a concentration change rate of each of the at least two metals from the interface to the surface of the positive active material is in a range of 0.1 mol %/0.1 ?m to 50 mol %/0.1 ?m, and
wherein a concentration of nickel decreases, and a concentration of each of manganese and cobalt increases from the interface to the surface of the positive active material.

US Pat. No. 10,367,181

LITHIUM-ION BATTERY

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A lithium-ion battery comprising:a positive electrode plate containing a lithium metal oxide as a positive electrode active material;
a negative electrode plate containing carbon as a negative electrode active material;
a separator having a first surface, and a second surface opposite the first surface, the separator being disposed between the positive electrode plate and the negative electrode plate with the first surface contacting the negative electrode plate, and the second surface contacting the positive electrode plate; and
an electrolytic solution of a lithium ion dissolved as an electrolyte in an organic solvent,
wherein the separator includes a support layer, and a separation functional layer having a smaller pore size and a lower porosity than the support layer,
wherein the separation functional layer has the porosity of at most 1%, and at least above 0%
wherein an average thickness of the separation functional layer is from 10 nm to 100 nm,
wherein the separation functional layer has an average pore diameter of from 0.3 nm to 0.8 nm, and
wherein the separator includes the separation functional layer on at least one of a side of the first surface and a side of the second surface.

US Pat. No. 10,367,179

BATTERY PACK

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A battery pack, comprising:a cell assembly including a plurality of secondary batteries located therein, the cell assembly encircling the plurality of secondary batteries such that the cell assembly does not extend between the plurality of secondary batteries, and the cell assembly having outer protrusions formed at an outer side surface thereof to extend continuously, vertically from a top of the cell assembly towards a bottom of the cell assembly, the outer protrusions extending parallel to each other; and
a pack housing configured to have an inner space in which the cell assembly is accommodated, the pack housing having inner protrusions formed at an inner side surface thereof to extend continuously, vertically between a top and a bottom of the pack housing, the inner protrusions extending parallel to each other,
wherein the outer protrusions and the inner protrusions are located adjacent to each other such that an entire length of each outer protrusion is overlapped by an adjacent inner protrusion.

US Pat. No. 10,367,174

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF A LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. A manufacturing method of a light emitting device using a manufacturing apparatus comprising a first treatment chamber and a second treatment chamber, the manufacturing method comprising steps of:preparing a substrate to be treated, the substrate comprising an insulating surface, a plurality of pixel electrodes on the insulating surface, and a bank covering edge portions of the plurality of pixel electrodes and exposing each of upper surfaces of the plurality of pixel electrodes;
transporting the substrate into the first treatment chamber;
forming a first organic layer over the upper surfaces of the plurality of pixel electrodes while holding the substrate so that the insulating surface faces a direction parallel to gravity;
returning the substrate from the first treatment chamber;
transporting the substrate into the second treatment chamber; and
forming a second organic layer over the first organic layer in a region overlapping one of the upper surfaces of the plurality of pixel electrodes while holding the substrate so that the insulating surface faces a direction perpendicular to gravity.

US Pat. No. 10,367,173

DISPLAY DEVICE

InnoLux Corporation, Mia...

1. A display device comprising:a display panel;
a polarizer layer disposed on the display panel and having a first thickness; and
a cover layer directly formed on the polarizer layer and having a second thickness;
wherein the cover layer has a pencil hardness greater than or equal to 6H, and the first thickness is greater than the second thickness, and
wherein an area of the polarizer layer is greater than an area of the display panel, and a first distance between an edge of the display panel and an edge of the polarizer layer is in a range from 0 to 5 millimeters.