US Pat. No. 10,511,941

METHOD FOR RECEIVING MULTICAST DATA AND APPARATUS THEREOF

KT CORPORATION, Gyeonggi...

1. A method for receiving multicast data by a terminal, the method comprising:starting a single cell-point to multipoint (SC-PTM) onduration timer (onDurationTimer) by a medium access control (MAC) entity of a terminal when discontinuous reception (DRX) is configured for a group-radio network temporary identifier (G-RNTI) wherein the SC-PTM onduration timer is defined for starting an active time for receiving single cell multicast traffic channel (SC-MTCH), and the G-RNTI is an identifier defined for receiving SC-MTCH;
monitoring a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) during an active time;
controlling at least one of the SC-PTM onduration timer and the SC-PTM inactivity timer (InactivityTimer) when the PDCCH includes information indicating downlink transmission; and
repeatedly receiving the multicast data through a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) of one or more subframes.

US Pat. No. 10,511,899

ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENT AND ILLUMINATION SYSTEM

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

6. An illumination system, comprising:an illumination apparatus; and
an electronic instrument, wherein
the electronic instrument includes:
a first housing;
a fitting part detachably connected to the illumination apparatus; and
a second housing inside the first housing, wherein
the second housing is a sound reproduction space,
the second housing houses a speaker unit,
the sound reproduction space has a deformed circular shape,
the deformed circular shape has a deformity in which a portion of a circle is deformed towards inside, and
the deformed circular shape has a first protrusion separated from a second protrusion by the deformation.

US Pat. No. 10,511,779

IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS, METHOD OF CONTROLLING SAME, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image capture apparatus comprising:an image capture element configured to capture an object image; and
at least one processor or circuit configured to function as the following units;
a readout unit configured to readout, from the image capture element, a first image corresponding to a portion of a first number of pixels and a second image corresponding to a portion of a second number of pixels that is smaller than the first number of pixels, from out of pixel areas of the image capture element;
a display unit configured to display by switching between the first image and the second image; and
an adjustment unit configured to, if a display area of the first image in the display unit differs to a display area of the second image in the display unit, adjust one of the first image and the second image so that the display area of the first image matches the display area of the second image.

US Pat. No. 10,511,724

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ADAPTIVE CHARGING AND PERFORMANCE IN A SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORK

1. A non-transitory machine-readable medium, comprising executable instructions that, when executed by a processing system including a processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:instantiating a first virtual network function to provide a network resource in a network;
accessing a first data limit instruction associated with a first communication device responsive to determining that facilitating a service to the first communication device exceeds a data limit threshold;
transmitting a notification to the first communication device that the data limit threshold has been exceeded according to the first data limit instruction;
receiving, from the first communication device, a response to the notification that the data limit threshold has been exceeded; and
communicating with the network to cause a modification to the first virtual network function according to the response to the notification, wherein the modification to the first virtual network function comprises a change in a priority of the service at the first virtual network function.

US Pat. No. 10,511,706

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTEXT-AWARE PERSUASIVE INTERACTION RESTRAINT TO INTERVENE SMART DEVICE USE

KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE ...

1. A method of restricting an interaction of a smart device based on context awareness, the method executed by a computer, comprising:training a user's interactivity with a smart device and use of an app installed on the smart device based on prior use of the app by a user while no restriction on the use of the app applies;
setting an intervention method related to restriction on the use of the app based on the trained interactivity, wherein the intervention method is based on an intervention strength;
recognizing whether context associated only with the app requires intervention based on predetermined interactivity restraint setting information and information on at least one of a use time and a use number of the app, wherein the intervention strength is based on an interval between at least one of the use time and the use number relative to at least one corresponding threshold; and
restricting the use of the app based on the intervention method set if the context is recognized to require intervention,
wherein restricting the use of the app comprises reducing all of the interaction of the smart device associated with the app by one or more of:
delaying at least one of a start time of the app, a transition time between a plurality of user interfaces predetermined in relation to the app, and a response time for a user input related to the app,
delaying a network I/O speed for providing information provided as a response to data requested in relation to the app, and
providing a predetermined extra task to the smart device at a start time of a corresponding app based on the context in which the intervention is necessary when start of the corresponding app is requested.

US Pat. No. 10,511,676

IMAGE ANALYSIS SYSTEM FOR PROPERTY DAMAGE ASSESSMENT AND VERIFICATION

Conduent Business Service...

1. A system for assessing a property damage claim, the system comprising:a data storage facility containing a knowledge base of property damage data associated with a plurality of property damage incident types;
an imaging device;
a processing device having one or more communications components configured to communicate with the data storage facility and the imaging device; and
a computer-readable medium containing programming instructions that are configured to, when executed, cause the processing device to:
receive an incident type for a property damage claim of a property related to an incident,
access the knowledge base and retrieve one or more image acquisition parameters that correspond to the incident type,
cause the imaging device to adjust one or more configurable camera settings based on the one or more image acquisition parameters and capture one or more images of the property,
retrieve, from the data storage facility, image processing criteria and claim processing criteria that are associated with the incident type,
automatically process the one or more images according to the image processing criteria to identify one or more characteristics in the images and, based on the identified one or more characteristics, determine whether the claim processing criteria are satisfied, and
generate a command to process the property damage claim only if the one or more images satisfy the claim processing criteria, otherwise generate a command to take an action other than process the property damage claim.

US Pat. No. 10,511,571

TECHNIQUES FOR SOLVING OVERHEARING PROBLEMS OF BODY AREA NETWORK MEDIUM ACCESS CONTROL PROTOCOLS

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. A method for communicating between a sender device and multiple receiver devices in a network, comprising:generating, in a sender device, a preamble frame;
encoding a destination address of a target receiver device in the preamble frame using a mathematical relationship between a length of the preamble frame and the destination address of the target receiver device in order to allow a receiver device to determine whether it is the target receiver device by comparing the length of the preamble frame to the destination address, wherein the mathematical relationship is further based on a smallest length frame that can be reliably detected by the receiver device; and
transmitting the preamble frame.

US Pat. No. 10,511,557

TELECOMMUNICATION AND MULTIMEDIA MANAGEMENT METHOD AND APPARATUS

VOXER IP LLC, San Franci...

1. A method for operating a video message service infrastructure on a network, the method comprising:receiving, at the video message service infrastructure, a video message transmitted by a sending device, the video message containing video media, the video media being transmitted as the video media is created;
generating, by the video message service infrastructure, two or more degraded versions of the video media of the video message, where each of the two or more degraded versions is created by degrading the quality of the video media by a different amount;
selecting one of the degraded versions of the video media based on an ascertained bandwidth on the network for delivering the video media from the video message service infrastructure to a recipient device on the network; and
transmitting the selected degraded version of the video media from the video message service infrastructure to the recipient device so that the recipient device can render at least a portion of the video media on the recipient device, the video message service infrastructure operating so that the rendering occurs:
(i) while the video media of the video message is being created and transmitted over the network by the sending device; and
(ii) without having to first establish an end-to-end connection over the network between the sending device and the recipient device before the sending device begins to transmit the video media of the video message.

US Pat. No. 10,511,526

NETWORK SYSTEM, NETWORK CONTROL METHOD, AND CONTROL APPARATUS

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A network control apparatus for controlling a network having a multi-layer structure, comprising:a first controller configured to set up a first layer path that provides virtual network functions for a network service on a first layer;
a network monitor that monitors whether or not the network service on the first layer fulfills a required service level; and
a second controller configured to change, depending on a monitoring result, a setting of a packet header so that the first layer path will be switched at an end point of the network service,
wherein a resource on a second layer, which is a lower layer than the first layer, changes in accordance with a change in the setting of the packet header,
wherein the second controller is configured to repeat the changing of the setting of the packet header, responsive to determining that the network service after the setting of the packet header is changed does not fulfill the service level.

US Pat. No. 10,511,430

SPECTRUM-AGILE MULTIPLE INPUT MULTIPLE OUTPUT SYSTEM AND CAPACITY ADAPTATION BETWEEN UPLINK AND DOWNLINK

BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNI...

1. A multi-input multi-output (MIMO) rotating frequency division duplexing (RFDD) transceiver in non-contiguous frequency bands comprising:an adaptive duplex filter;
a controller coupled to said adaptive duplex filter, to control said adaptive duplex filter such that an uplink frequency band and a downlink frequency band are rotated before each transmission sub-frame, and wherein at least two of the frequency bands are non-contiguous;
a multi-output adaptive frequency synthesizer coupled to said controller;
a transmit mixer coupled to said adaptive duplex filter and to said multi-output adaptive frequency synthesizer; and
a receive mixer coupled to said adaptive duplex filter and to said multi-output adaptive frequency synthesizer,wherein the MIMO RFDD transceiver is configured to transmit signals to and receive signals from devices external to the MIMO RFDD transceiver.

US Pat. No. 10,511,420

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR RECEIVING BROADCAST INFORMATION IN COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of receiving broadcast information by a user equipment (UE) in a communication system, the method comprising:setting a subframe among a radio frame as a combining window for extracting a broadcasting channel signal;
receiving a plurality of radio frames including the radio frame from a base station (BS);
extracting the broadcasting channel signal from the subframe corresponding to the combining window in every predetermined period in the plurality of radio frames;
accumulating one or more broadcasting channel signals extracted from the plurality of radio frames in the every predetermined period;
combining the one or more broadcasting channel signals accumulated for a preset time interval; and
acquiring broadcast information by decoding the combined broadcasting channel signal.

US Pat. No. 10,511,346

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR INDUCING ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES ON AN UNINSULATED CONDUCTOR

16. A launcher, comprising:a generator; and
a circuit coupled to the generator,
wherein the circuit performs operations, the operations including:
receiving a communication signal; and
generating, by the generator according to the communication signal, a plurality of wireless signals that induce propagation of an electromagnetic wave along a pseudo dielectric layer of a conductor, the pseudo dielectric layer being formed by oxidation on the conductor, the electromagnetic wave propagating along the pseudo dielectric layer of the conductor without requiring an electrical return path, and the electromagnetic wave conveying the communication signal.

US Pat. No. 10,511,277

AUDIO SIGNAL PROCESSING

Cirrus Logic, Inc., Aust...

1. An audio signal processing module comprising:at least one input node for receiving first and second input signals;
an output path for outputting an output audio signal; and
a controller configured to compare the first and second input signals and to select one of the first or second input signals as the basis for a signal to be supplied to said output path based on the comparison,
wherein the controller is configured to select the first input signal if the first and second input signals are determined to be similar to one another and to select the second input signal if the first and second input signals are determined to be dissimilar to one another,
wherein the first input signal corresponds to a higher quality signal for audio content of both of the input signals than the second input signal, and
wherein the controller is configured to identify one of two received input signals as the first input signal and the other as the second input signal based on at least one of sample rate and digital resolution.

US Pat. No. 10,511,267

POWER AMPLIFIER

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A power amplifier comprising:a multifinger transistor which has a plurality of gate fingers, a plurality of source fingers, and a plurality of drain fingers, in which the plurality of source fingers and the plurality of drain fingers are arranged alternately, and each of the plurality of gate fingers is sandwiched between one of the plurality of source fingers and one of the plurality of drain fingers,
wherein the power amplifier includes a line attached to the plurality of source fingers in an area on a gate side and causing a phase shift such that an inductance of a respective gate finger of the plurality of gate fingers becomes greater as a distance of the respective gate finger from a central part of the plurality of gate fingers on a signal input end side decreases,
wherein the central part of the plurality of gate fingers is on the signal input end side, and
wherein the power amplifier further includes at least one of:
a higher harmonic processing circuit, having a symmetric layout when both ends of the plurality of gate fingers are viewed from the central part of the plurality of gate fingers, being attached to a central part of a gate feeder, connecting the plurality of gate fingers, as the signal input end side; and
a higher harmonic processing circuit, having a symmetric layout when both ends of the plurality of drain fingers are viewed from a central part of the plurality of drain fingers, being attached to a central part of a drain feeder connecting the plurality of drain fingers.

US Pat. No. 10,511,261

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPROVED RF SYSTEM PERFORMANCE IN MRI SYSTEMS

Case Western Reserve Univ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a radio-frequency (RF) coil array disposed at least partially in a coil housing, the RF coil array comprising at least one coil configured to receive magnetic resonance (MR) RF signal;
a mixer disposed in the coil housing and electronically connected to the RF coil array, wherein the mixer converts the MR RF signal from the RF coil array to an intermediate-frequency (IF) signal; and
an electronic amplifier disposed in the coil housing, the electronic amplifier being electronically connected to the mixer and configured to amplify the IF signal from the mixer to an amplified IF signal.

US Pat. No. 10,511,259

OSCILLATOR, ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, AND VEHICLE

SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, ...

1. An oscillator comprising:a vibration element;
an oscillation circuit configured to oscillate the vibration element and output an oscillation signal;
a temperature sensor;
a temperature compensation circuit configured to compensate for a frequency temperature characteristic of the vibration element based on an output signal of the temperature sensor;
a first case enclosing the vibration element, the first case including a first lid and having a first atmosphere; and
a second case enclosing the first case, the oscillation circuit, the temperature sensor, and the temperature compensation circuit, the second case including a second base and having a second atmosphere, the first atmosphere having a higher thermal conductivity than a thermal conductivity of the second atmosphere, the first lid being bonded to the second base.

US Pat. No. 10,511,257

PHOTOVOLTAIC CELL HAVING POLARIZATION CHARACTERISTIC AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A photovoltaic cell comprising:a first electrode and a second electrode having transparency and disposed facing each other; and
a photovoltaic cell layer disposed between the first and second electrodes, and configured to produce electric energy by absorbing a part of incident light,
wherein the photovoltaic cell layer comprises:
a plurality of unit cells disposed in a specific distance from each other and formed with a plurality of slits for polarizing the incident light; and
a transparent insulator disposed in the plurality of slits.

US Pat. No. 10,511,252

WATERPROOFING MOUNTING SYSTEM FOR ATTACHING SOLAR MODULES TO A ROOF

Quick Mount PV, Walnut C...

1. A waterproofing roof mounting system for attaching at least one solar module to a roof, the system comprising:(a.) a roof having a roof surface;
(b.) a plurality of mounts, each of the plurality of mounts comprising:
(i.) a base having a first surface adjacent the roof surface and a second surface opposite the first surface;
(ii.) a base projection extending away from the roof surface, the projection comprising a distal end having a distal end aperture;
(iii.) a block comprising a substantially horizontal portion and a substantially vertical portion, wherein the substantially horizontal portion has an opening and is configured to fit over the base and base projection, and wherein the vertical portion has a slotted opening;
(iv.) a tightening means attaching the block and base to the roof, the tightening means having a long portion and a head portion; and
(v.) a sealing washer between the head portion and the projection distal end,
(c.) a plurality of structural members each attached to the block vertical portion and each comprising a top portion and a groove in the top portion extending the length of each structural member; and
(d.) a plurality of clamp assemblies each connected to the at least one solar module and each configured to connect to the top portion of one of the structural members.

US Pat. No. 10,511,251

SOLAR CELL PANEL SECURING STRUCTURE AND SECURING UNIT

Yanegijutsukenkyujo Co., ...

1. A solar cell panel securing structure in which a pair of end sides of each solar cell panel is held by a pair of first frames and the first frames are secured to an installation face through securing tools,wherein each of the first frames includes:
an upper abutment portion that abuts against an upper surface of the solar cell panel;
a side surface portion that extends downward from one end of the upper abutment portion;
an installation surface that extends from a halfway height position of the side surface portion in parallel with the upper abutment portion and holds the solar cell panel between the installation surface and the upper abutment portion in a state in which the solar cell panel is installed on the installation surface;
a slit that is opened at a halfway height position of the side surface portion below the installation surface and extends in a lengthwise direction of the first frame; and
a lower abutment portion that extends from a lower end of the side surface portion in parallel with the upper abutment portion,
each of the securing tools includes a base member that is secured to the installation face, a stand that is erected from the base member, a holder that is movable up and down relatively to the stand, and a shaft on which an external thread is formed on an outer circumferential surface,
the stand has a pair of side wall portions and holds the shaft between the side wall portions in a state of restricting movement of the shaft in an axial direction,
the shaft is exposed from the stand in a radial direction of the external thread and has a tool engaging portion on an end portion,
the holder includes:
a frame support portion that is formed into a planar shape and through which a tool hole portion is formed;
an upper standing wall portion that extends upward at a position deviating from the tool hole portion on the frame support portion;
a lateral side extended portion that is formed by a first extended portion and a second extended portion extending from an upper end of the upper standing wall portion in both of directions orthogonal to the upper standing wall portion;
a pair of lower standing wall portions that extends downward from the frame support portion with the tool hole portion interposed between the lower standing wall portions;
internal threads that are formed on the pair of lower standing wall portions at positions facing each other;
a connecting portion that connects the pair of lower standing wall portions; and
an insertion hole that is formed through the connecting portion,
the external thread exposed from the stand inserted through the insertion hole is screwed together with the internal threads,
the tool hole portion is located on an extended line of a center axis of the shaft and a hole portion or a space is formed on the extended line between the shaft and the tool hole portion in the stand; and
the respective lower abutment portions of the two first frames that respectively hold the adjacent solar cell panels are installed on the frame support portion in a state in which the first extended portion of the securing tool has been inserted into the slit of one of the first frames and the second extended portion of the same securing tool has been inserted into the slit of the other one of the first frames.

US Pat. No. 10,511,246

INITIAL ROTOR POSITION DETECTION DEVICE AND METHOD BASED ON PERMANENT-MAGNET SYNCHRONOUS MOTOR

Wenzhou University, Wenz...

1. An initial rotor position detection device based on a permanent-magnet synchronous motor, where the detection device comprises: a host computer, a real-time simulation system, and a control system, whereinthe host computer is connected to the real-time simulation system, for sending a model parameter of a configured permanent-magnet synchronous motor and a model parameter of an inverter to the real-time simulation system;
the real-time simulation system is connected to the control system, for determining an encoder pulse signal according to the model parameter of the permanent-magnet synchronous motor, the model parameter of the inverter, and a PWM pulse wave generated by the control system;
the control system is connected to the real-time simulation system, for determining a PWM pulse wave according to the encoder pulse signal sent by the real-time simulation system, and using a binary search algorithm to determine an initial rotor angle of the permanent-magnet synchronous motor according to the encoder pulse signal sent by the real-time simulation system; and
the host computer is connected to the control system, for receiving and displaying the initial rotor angle of the permanent-magnet synchronous motor sent by the control system.

US Pat. No. 10,511,244

MOTOR CONTROL DEVICE AND MOTOR SYSTEM

Renesas Electronics Corpo...

1. A motor control device that controls a motor by vector control, comprising:a PWM signal generator that generates a PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) signal for each phase of the motor based on a d-axis target voltage and a q-axis target voltage;
a current detector that detects each phase current of the motor and detects a d-axis current and a q-axis current of the motor based on the each phase current; and
an identifier that identifies a motor constant of the motor,
wherein the identifier performs:
a first processing of setting an offset voltage of a DC component as a first d-axis target voltage;
a second processing of detecting as an offset current the d-axis current that flows according to the setting of the first d-axis target voltage using the current detector;
a third processing of setting a voltage resulting from superimposing an identification signal of an AC component specified in advance on the first d-axis target voltage as a second d-axis target voltage;
a fourth processing of detecting the d-axis current that flows according to the setting of the second d-axis target voltage using the current detector, and
a fifth processing of identifying the motor constant by a predetermined identification algorithm using a voltage obtained by subtracting the first d-axis target voltage from the second d-axis target voltage and a current obtained by subtracting the offset current from the d-axis current detected in the fourth processing as inputs.

US Pat. No. 10,511,189

IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE CHARGING

Cochlear Limited, Macqua...

1. An implantable medical device system, comprising:an inductive charger including a charger coil;
an external component including:
a rechargeable battery,
an inductive coil arrangement configured to form an inductive charging link with the charger coil to receive power signals from the inductive charger,
a voltage increasing converter configured to step-up a voltage of the power signals received from the inductive charger for use in charging the rechargeable battery, and
a voltage decreasing converter configured to step-down a voltage of signals obtained from the rechargeable battery; and
an implantable component including an implantable coil, wherein the inductive coil arrangement is further configured to form a transcutaneous link with the implantable coil to transmit at least one of data and power to the implantable component.

US Pat. No. 10,511,163

LOW CAPACITANCE SURGE SUPPRESSION DEVICE

General Electric Company,...

1. A surge suppression device, comprising:a micro electromechanical system (MEMS) switch electrically connected to a current path;
a voltage clamping transient voltage suppression (TVS) device electrically connected in series to the MEMS switch, wherein the MEMS switch is configured to switch between an open state and a closed state, the MEMS switch is configured to facilitate current flow from the current path to the voltage clamping TVS device when the MEMS switch is in the closed state, and the MEMS switch is configured to block current flow from the current path to the voltage clamping TVS device when the MEMS switch is in the open state, and a capacitance of the voltage clamping TVS device is reduced by at least 80% when the MEMS switch is in the open state; and
a control circuitry operatively coupled to the MEMS switch and configured to control switching of the MEMS switch based on a measured level of current or a measured level of voltage in the current path, wherein the control circuitry is configured to switch the MEMS switch from the open state to the closed state when the measured level of current is greater than a current threshold or when the measured level of voltage is greater than a voltage threshold;
wherein the current threshold and voltage threshold comprise one of:
a minimum value of transient current or transient voltage in the current path that defines a transient surge current or transient surge voltage; or
a pre-defined percentage of the minimum value of transient current or transient voltage in the current path that defines a transient surge current or transient surge voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,511,144

SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE

SHIMADZU CORPORATION, Ky...

1. A semiconductor light-emitting device, comprising:a light-emitting element group, configured from a plurality of columns of serially connected light-emitting elements, one of ends from each of the plurality of columns of the light-emitting elements being collectively connected to a power source;
a plurality of current control elements, provided to correspond to the plurality of columns, and being connected to each of the plurality of columns of the light-emitting elements at the other end thereof, controlling currents flowing through the light-emitting elements;
a forward voltage monitoring circuit, monitoring, for each of the plurality of columns, a total forward voltage across the light-emitting elements; and
a control circuit, controlling the plurality of current control elements by outputting a control signal to each of the plurality of current control elements, based on the total forward voltage across the light-emitting elements from each of the plurality of columns detected by the forward voltage monitoring circuit, such that variations in the total forward voltage across the plurality of columns of the light-emitting elements reach a threshold value or lower.

US Pat. No. 10,511,143

III-V LASERS WITH ON-CHIP INTEGRATION

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A structure comprising:a ring waveguide;
a seed region arranged interior of the ring waveguide, the seed region having a crystal structure; and
a laser strip extending across a portion of the ring waveguide, the laser strip having a first end contacting the seed region and a second end opposite the first end, the laser strip comprised of a laser medium, and the laser strip including a first p-n junction,
wherein the laser strip is capable of generating electromagnetic radiation, and the first p-n junction is aligned with the portion of the ring waveguide, the ring waveguide includes a second p-n junction disposed at least partially in the portion of the ring waveguide, and the first p-n junction is operatively coupled with the second p-n junction.

US Pat. No. 10,511,130

CHARGING CONNECTOR HAVING A SLEEVE WITH SLOTS SURROUNDING A CONTACT PIECE WITH CORRESPONDING CONTACT ARMS

Suyin Electronics (Donggu...

1. A charging connector for electric vehicle, comprising:a sleeve and a contact piece;
wherein the contact piece is a one-piece structure and integrally formed with a plurality of contact arms, a connecting portion and a wiring portion, the connecting portion is cylindrical and the plurality of contact arms are extended forward from a periphery of one end of the connecting portion;
wherein the sleeve is sleeved outside the contact arms and includes slots corresponding to each of the contact arms; the sleeve and the contact piece are connected by snaps;
when in use, a conductive contact pins in an external receptacle is inserted along a front end port disposed at a front end of the sleeve and inserted into the contact arms to form a conductive contact with the contact arms;
wherein the connecting portion is integrally formed with a front convex piece and a rear convex piece disposed on a circumferential surface thereof, the direction of the front convex piece and the rear convex are opposite to each other; the sleeve includes a groove and a locking hole respectively corresponding to the front convex piece and the rear convex piece;
wherein the connecting portion includes an air vent disposed thereon;
wherein a side of a plastic holder near the sleeve is formed with a stepped section on which a waterproof ring is fitted;
wherein the connecting portion of the contact piece is formed with an injection molding hole; when the plastic holder is integrally formed on the contact piece, raw material enters an internal cavity of the connecting portion through the injection molding hole, thereby forming a secure connection between the plastic holder and the contact piece.

US Pat. No. 10,511,119

WATERPROOF CONNECTOR

Sumitomo Wiring Systems, ...

1. A waterproof connector, comprising:a housing;
a sealing member including a ring-shaped seal functioning portion fit externally on the housing and a sandwiched portion projecting along an outer peripheral surface of the housing from the seal functioning portion; and
a holding member for resiliently sandwiching the sandwiched portion between the outer peripheral surface of the housing and the holding member by being mounted on the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,511,071

LOW-LOSS, LOW-PROFILE DIGITAL-ANALOG PHASE SHIFTER

HUGHES NETWORK SYSTEMS, L...

1. A method comprising:receiving an input RF signal from an external source;
supplying the input RF signal along a first signal path and along a second signal path;
performing a coarse phase shift of the input RF signal on the first signal path using a digital shifter;
variably shifting the phase of the input RF signal on the first signal path within a predetermined range relative to the coarse phase shift, using a first analog shifter, to produce a first phase shifted signal;
selectively enabling a second analog shifter;
variably shifting the phase of the input RF signal on the second signal path within a predetermined range to produce a second phase shifted signal; and
outputting a phase shifted RF signal,
wherein the phase shifted RF signal comprises at least one of the first phase shifted RF signal, and both the first phase shifted signal and the second phase shifted signal, and
wherein the total phase range of the phase shifted RF signal that is output is continuously variable from 0° to 360°.

US Pat. No. 10,511,069

BATTERY

E-Seven Systems Technolog...

1. A battery comprising a cell arrangement, wherein the cell arrangement has a plurality of battery cells, wherein the cell arrangement has at least two battery sections and each battery section consists of a plurality of battery cells, wherein each battery cell has a first and a second end terminal and wherein between the first and the second end terminal of each battery cell a battery cell longitudinal axis extends, wherein the battery cell longitudinal axes of each battery section are each arranged parallel to each other, and wherein the battery sections are arranged adjacent to each other, wherein between at least two adjacent battery sections, an at least partially electrically and thermally conductive contacting section element having a first side and a second side is arranged, that has each on the first side and on the second side at least one electrically and thermally conductive contacting section, wherein the battery sections are arranged relative to each other such that to each battery section a plane can be assigned that extends perpendicular to the battery cell longitudinal axes of the battery cells of the battery section through at least one of the battery cells of the battery section, and wherein battery sections adjacent to the battery section are not intersected by this plane, wherein the end terminals facing the first side of that contacting section element are electrically and thermally conductively connected to the at least one contacting section of this first side, wherein the end terminals facing the second side of this contacting section element are electrically and thermally conductively connected to the at least one contacting section of this second side, and wherein end terminals of the battery cells are electrically and thermally conductively connected to each other via the contacting section element such that an electric current and a heat flow are distributed throughout the entire cell assembly,wherein the contacting section element is formed as a conductor structure element partially made of a non-electrically conductive material, the conductor structure element having each on a first side and on a second side at least one electrically and thermally conductive contacting section, and wherein each contacting section is electrically and thermally conductively connected to each other contacting section,
wherein in the non-electrically conductive material of the conductor structure element, a core made of an electrically and thermally conductive material is arranged, wherein on the sides of the non-electrically conductive material facing away from the core in each case the at least one contacting section is arranged, and wherein at least one electrically and thermally conductive lead-through element extends through the core and through the non-electrically conductive material arranged on both sides of the core, wherein the lead-through element is electrically insulated from the core and is electrically conductively connected to the at least one contacting section on the first side and to the at least one contacting section on the second side, such that an electrically and thermally conductive connection of the contacting sections on the first side to the contacting sections on the second side is produced via the lead-through element and a heat flow can be picked up and dissipated from the conductor structure element by means of the core.

US Pat. No. 10,510,989

ELECTROLUMINESCENT DEVICE

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An electroluminescent device comprising:a flexible base;
a functional layer including an electroluminescent element provided on the base; and
an adjustment layer that has heat dissipating properties and that adjusts a neutral surface of the electroluminescent device,
wherein the adjustment layer is provided on an electroluminescent element side relative to a center of the electroluminescent device in a film thickness direction and adjusts a maximum strain in the functional layer to 1% or less.

US Pat. No. 10,510,978

LIGHT EMITTING ELEMENT USING CHARGE GENERATING LAYER FORMED THROUGH SOLUTION PROCESS AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

UNIVERSITY-INDUSTRY COOPE...

1. A light-emitting element comprising an anode, a cathode, a light-emitting layer, and a charge-generating layer, wherein the charge-generating layer comprises a p-type layer of an organic semiconductor and an n-type layer of an oxide semiconductor formed by way of a solution process in a layer-by-layer structure, and wherein a thickness ratio between the p-type layer and the n-type layer ranges from 1:0.5 to 1:2.

US Pat. No. 10,510,957

SELF-ALIGNED MEMORY DECKS IN CROSS-POINT MEMORY ARRAYS

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method of fabricating an electronic device comprising:forming, on a substrate, a first access line layer and a first self-selecting memory stack on the first access line layer, wherein the first self-selecting memory stack comprises a barrier material layer and a first layer of chalcogenide glass for both selection and storage;
etching, in a first etching operation, the first access line layer and the first self-selecting memory stack to form a first set of rows extending in a first direction on the substrate, each row of the first set of rows comprising remaining portions of the first access line layer and the first self-selecting memory stack;
forming a second access line layer and a second self-selecting memory stack on the first set of rows, wherein the second self-selecting memory stack comprises a second layer of chalcogenide glass for both selection and storage;
etching, in a second etching operation, the second access line layer and the second self-selecting memory stack to form a first set of columns extending in a second direction on the first set of rows, each column of the first set of columns comprising remaining portions of the second access line layer and the second self-selecting memory stack; and
etching, in the second etching operation, portions of the first set of rows located between adjacent columns of the first set of columns to form a first set of memory cells, wherein etching the portions of the first set of rows comprises etching a portion of the first memory stack and stopping the second etching operation while etching the barrier material layer of the first memory stack to leave a remaining portion of the barrier material layer of the first memory stack as a shunt for the first access line layer.

US Pat. No. 10,510,936

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE PACKAGE INCLUDING A LEAD FRAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A light-emitting device package, comprising:a lead frame comprising a first lead and a second lead that include metal and are spaced apart from each other;
a light-emitting device chip mounted on a first area of the lead frame, the first area of the lead frame including a part of the first lead and a part of the second lead;
a molding structure comprising an outer barrier surrounding an outside of the lead frame and an inner barrier, wherein the molding structure fills between the first lead and the second lead; and
a plurality of slots formed in each of the first lead and the second lead, wherein the plurality of slots are filled by the molding structure,
wherein the inner barrier divides the lead frame into the first area and a second area, the second area being located outside of the first area, and
wherein at least one of the plurality of slots penetrates the lead frame from a lower surface to an upper surface of the lead frame, and extends inwardly from an outer periphery of the lead frame when viewed from above.

US Pat. No. 10,510,922

GROUP III-V QUANTUM DOT AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Zhejiang University, Han...

1. A process for producing group III-V quantum dots, comprising:heating a mixture of group II and group III element precursors in a solution;
adding a group V element precursor to the mixture and heating to form a first solution containing group III-V quantum dot cores;
adding a first group VI element precursor to the first solution to form group III-V/group II-VI core/shell particles;
purifying the group III-V/group II-VI core/shell particles;
dispersing the purified group III-V/group II-VI core/shell particles in a second solution;
adding activation agent and a group II element precursor to the second solution;
heating the second solution; and
adding a second group VI element precursor to the heated second solution to form group III-V/group II-VI/group II-VI core/shell/shell particles.

US Pat. No. 10,510,891

FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR CONTACT WITH REDUCED CONTACT RESISTANCE USING IMPLANTATION PROCESS

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A structure comprising:an active area on a substrate, the active area comprising a source/drain region, the source/drain region having a silicide layer disposed thereon, the source/drain region comprising:
a first region proximate a top surface of the source/drain region and overlapped with at least a portion of the silicide layer, the first region having a first concentration of germanium, the first region comprising gallium, a peak concentration of gallium being proximate the top surface of the source/drain region, a concentration of gallium decreasing in the source/drain region from the peak concentration of gallium in a direction away from the top surface of the source/drain region; and
a second region disposed between the first region and the substrate, the second region having a second concentration of germanium lower than the first concentration of germanium;
a dielectric layer over the active area; and
a conductive feature extending through the dielectric layer to the active area and contacting the source/drain region at the silicide layer.

US Pat. No. 10,510,873

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:a substrate comprising a first semiconductor fin;
a first dielectric fin disposed over the substrate and in direct contact with a first sidewall of the first semiconductor fin, wherein a width of the first semiconductor fin is substantially equal to a width of the first dielectric fin;
an isolation structure in contact with the first semiconductor fin and the first dielectric fin, wherein a top surface of the isolation structure is in a position lower than a top surface of the first semiconductor fin and a top surface of the first dielectric fin; and
a metal gate structure crossing the first dielectric fin.

US Pat. No. 10,510,824

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING RESISTANCE ELEMENTS AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF

Mie Fujitsu Semiconductor...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a first polycrystalline silicon having a negative temperature coefficient and having a first width; and
a second polycrystalline silicon having a positive temperature coefficient and having a second width larger than the first width, wherein:
the first polycrystalline silicon contains first impurities at a first concentration throughout a direction perpendicular to a direction of the first width, in a plan view; and
the second polycrystalline silicon contains the first impurities at the first concentration throughout a direction perpendicular to a direction of the second width, in the plan view.

US Pat. No. 10,510,816

DISPLAY DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A display device comprising:a substrate having a display area, and a peripheral area that is outside of the display area and comprises:
a first peripheral area adjacent to the display area;
a first bending area extending from the first peripheral area; and
a second peripheral area extending from the first bending area, and overlapping the first peripheral area when the first bending area is bent;
a display member at the display area for displaying an image, and comprising a first display area, and a second display area that is around the first display area; and
a plurality of align keys on the substrate,
wherein the first peripheral area comprises:
a flat peripheral area corresponding to an area between the first display area and the first bending area; and
a second bending area between the second display area and an end of the substrate, and
wherein the plurality of align keys comprise a first align key at the flat peripheral area, and a second align key at the second peripheral area.

US Pat. No. 10,510,803

SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A semiconductor memory device, comprising:a magnetic tunneling junction (MTJ) memory structure, having a top electrode and a bottom electrode and a ferromagnetic material forming the MTJ between the top electrode and the bottom electrode;
a first portion of capping layer, disposed above the top electrode;
a first metal line, contacted the top electrode; wherein the first metal line is arranged to pass through the first portion of capping layer; and
a protection layer disposed over the first portion of the capping layer, wherein the protection layer extends along each of two sidewalls of the memory structure from a top surface of the bottom electrode to interfacing a top surface of the top electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,510,796

SMALL PIXELS HAVING DUAL CONVERSION GAIN PROVIDING HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE

OmniVision Technologies, ...

1. A group of shared pixels comprising:a first shared pixel comprising a first photodiode and a first transfer gate;
a second shared pixel comprising a second photodiode and a second transfer gate;
a third shared pixel comprising a third photodiode and a third transfer gate;
a fourth shared pixel comprising a fourth photodiode and a fourth transfer gate;
a first floating diffusion shared by the first shared pixel and the second shared pixel;
a second floating diffusion shared by the third shared pixel and the fourth shared pixel;
a capacitor coupled to the first floating diffusion through a first dual conversion gain transistor,
and the second floating diffusion through a second dual conversion gain transistor;
wherein the capacitor is formed having an area covering most of the first shared pixel, the second shared pixel, the third shared pixel, and the fourth shared pixel.

US Pat. No. 10,510,793

UNIFORM-SIZE BONDING PATTERNS

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:an image sensor comprising:
a first substrate having a plurality of photosensitive elements therein;
a first passivation layer over the first substrate;
a first plurality of bonding pads in the first passivation layer, the first plurality of bonding pads representing output signals from the plurality of photosensitive elements, the first plurality of bonding pads having a first width and a first pitch; and
a second plurality of bonding pads in the first passivation layer, the second plurality of bonding pads providing control signals, the second plurality of bonding pads having the first width;
a second substrate bonded to the image sensor, the second substrate comprising:
a second passivation layer over the second substrate; and
a third plurality of bonding pads in the second passivation layer; and
wherein the second substrate is directly bonded to the image sensor such that the first plurality of bonding pads and the second plurality of bonding pads are aligned with respective ones of the third plurality of bonding pads.

US Pat. No. 10,510,763

EMBEDDED NONVOLATILE MEMORY AND FORMING METHOD THEREOF

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A nonvolatile memory, comprising:a substrate having a source region and a drain region;
an erase gate over the source region;
a conductive feature over a portion of the substrate that is between the source region and the drain region, wherein the conductive feature comprises polysilicon;
a gate stack over the substrate and between the erase gate and the conductive feature, wherein the gate stack comprises a floating gate, a control gate over the floating gate, and a mask layer over the control gate; and
at least one cap layer over the erase gate, wherein a bottom surface of the at least one cap layer is in a position lower than a top surface of the control gate and a top surface of the at least one cap layer and a top surface of the mask layer are substantially coplanar.

US Pat. No. 10,510,757

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE INCLUDING STORAGE ELEMENT

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a plurality of storage elements,
wherein one of the plurality of storage elements includes:
a first transistor including:
a first gate electrode;
one of a first source electrode and a first drain electrode; and
the other of the first source electrode and the first drain electrode;
a second transistor including:
a second gate electrode;
one of a second source electrode and a second drain electrode; and
the other of the second source electrode and the second drain electrode; and
a third transistor including:
a third gate electrode;
one of a third source electrode and a third drain electrode; and
the other of the third source electrode and the third drain electrode,
wherein the first transistor is provided in a substrate including a semiconductor material,
wherein the second transistor includes an oxide semiconductor layer,
wherein the first gate electrode and the one of the second source electrode and the second drain electrode are electrically connected to each other,
wherein the other of the first source electrode and the first drain electrode and the one of the third source electrode and the third drain electrode are electrically connected to each other, and
wherein the first transistor operates at a speed higher than that of the second transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,510,612

LOW-K GATE SPACER AND FORMATION THEREOF

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A structure comprising:an active area on a semiconductor substrate;
a gate structure on the active area and over the semiconductor substrate, the gate structure comprising a conformal gate dielectric on the active area and comprising a gate electrode over the conformal gate dielectric;
a first gate spacer on the active area and along a sidewall of the gate structure, the conformal gate dielectric extending vertically along a first sidewall of the first gate spacer, wherein a material of the first gate spacer has a dielectric constant equal to or less than 3.9;
an inhibitor layer interposed between the first gate spacer and the semiconductor substrate, wherein the inhibitor layer comprises SiOR3, wherein R represents an alkyl-group; and
a second gate spacer adjacent the first gate spacer, the second gate spacer is in direct contact with the active area of the semiconductor substrate, wherein the first gate spacer is spaced apart from the active area of the semiconductor substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,510,576

CARRIER-BONDING METHODS AND ARTICLES FOR SEMICONDUCTOR AND INTERPOSER PROCESSING

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. An article, comprising:a carrier with a carrier bonding surface;
a wafer sheet with at least one via therein, the sheet further comprising a sheet bonding surface;
a surface modification layer;
the carrier bonding surface being bonded with the sheet bonding surface with the surface modification layer therebetween, the surface modification layer being in direct contact with both the carrier bonding surface and the sheet bonding surface, wherein the surface modification layer is of such a character that at least one of:
(i) after subjecting the article to a temperature cycle by heating in an chamber cycled from room temperature to 600° C. at a rate of 9.2° C. per minute, held at a temperature of 600° C. for 10 minutes, and then cooled at furnace rate to 300° C., and then removing the article from the chamber and allowing the article to cool to room temperature, the carrier and sheet do not separate from one another if one is held and the other subjected to the force of gravity, and the sheet may be separated from the carrier without breaking the carrier and the sheet into two or more pieces when separation of the sheet from the carrier is performed at room temperature; and
(ii) after subjecting the article to a temperature cycle by heating in an chamber cycled from room temperature to 400° C. at a rate of 9.2° C. per minute, held at a temperature of 400° C. for 10 minutes, and then cooled at furnace rate to 300° C., and then removing the article from the chamber and allowing the article to cool to room temperature, the carrier and sheet do not separate from one another if one is held and the other subjected to the force of gravity, there is no outgassing from the surface modification layer according to Outgassing TEST #2, and the sheet may be separated from the carrier without breaking the carrier and the sheet into two or more pieces when separation of the sheet from the carrier is performed at room temperature, wherein Outgassing TEST #2 is performing the following steps, in order:
scanning the article with an Epson Expression 10000XL Photo desktop scanner, in transmission mode, to make a first scan of the area bonding the thin sheet and carrier after assembling the article, and before time-temperature cycling of the article, wherein the desktop scanner is operated with the standard Epson software using 508 dpi (50 micron/pixel) and 24 bit RGB;
using image processing software to prepare a first image by stitching, as necessary, scans of different sections of the article into the first image, and removing scanner artifacts by using a calibration reference scan performed without an article in the scanner;
analyzing the first image of the bonded area using image processing techniques of thresholding, hole filling, erosion/dilation, and blob analysis, as necessary;
determining a first bubble area by totaling bubble areas visible in the first image;
comparing the first bubble area with the total bonding area to calculate a first percent bubble area of the bubbles in the bonding area relative to the total bonding area;
putting the article through the desired time-temperature cycle, by processing in a MPT-RTP600s Rapid Thermal Processing system under N2 atmosphere;
scanning the article a second time with the scanner, and processing in the above-noted manner to determine a second percent bubble area;
calculating a change in percent bubble area by determining the difference between the first percent bubble area and the second percent bubble area;
wherein outgassing is evidenced if the change in percent bubble area is ?5.

US Pat. No. 10,510,555

MECHANISM FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device, the method comprising:forming a gate electrode over a substrate;
forming a hard mask over the gate electrode, wherein the hard mask comprises a metal oxide;
forming an interlayer dielectric (ILD) layer over the hard mask;
forming a contact hole in the ILD layer, wherein the contact hole exposes a source/drain;
filling the contact hole with a conductive material; and
applying a chemical mechanical polish process to the ILD layer and the conductive material, wherein the chemical mechanical polish process polishes the ILD layer before polishing the hard mask, and the chemical mechanical polish process stops at the hard mask, the chemical mechanical polish process uses a slurry containing a boric acid or its derivative, the chemical mechanical polish process has a first removal rate of the ILD layer and a second removal rate of the hard mask, and a first ratio of the first removal rate of the ILD layer to the second removal rate of the hard mask is greater than about 5.

US Pat. No. 10,510,537

PIXEL STRUCTURE AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF, AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A pixel structure, comprising an accommodation chamber,wherein the accommodation chamber includes:
a first substrate;
a second substrate, disposed opposite to the first substrate, wherein an accommodation space is formed between the first substrate and the second substrate;
a light absorption layer, disposed in the accommodation space and including an electrically insulating liquid layer that is flowable; and
a transparent thin film, disposed in the accommodation space and located between the electrically insulating liquid layer and the second substrate, wherein a refractive index of the transparent thin film is less than or equal to that of the electrically insulating liquid layer;
wherein the accommodation chamber is configured to be in one of the at least two following states:
in a first state which is a bright state of the pixel structure, the accommodation chamber has a first volume, the electrically insulating liquid layer is separated from the transparent thin film by a distance, such that light rays incident from the second substrate are totally reflected at a surface of the transparent thin film facing the electrically insulating liquid layer; and
in a second state which is a dark state or a gray scale display state of the pixel structure, the accommodation chamber has a second volume, such that the electrically insulating liquid layer and the transparent thin film at least are partially in direct contact with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,510,523

SURFACE ION TRAP HAVING A TRAPPING LOCATION WHOSE POSITION IS CONTROLLABLE IN THREE DIMENSIONS WITH HIGH PRECISION

Duke University, Durham,...

1. An ion-trap system that generates a trapping location having a position that is controllable in three dimensions, the position having a first component along a first direction, a second component along a second direction, and a third component along a third direction, the first, second, and third directions being orthogonal, and the ion-trap system comprising:(1) a surface ion trap that includes an electrode arrangement disposed on the surface of a substrate, the electrode arrangement comprising:
(i) a first RF driver electrode;
(ii) a second RF driver electrode;
(iii) a first tuning electrode; and
(iv) a second tuning electrode;
wherein the electrode arrangement collectively generates an electric field having a first RF null that defines the trapping location;
(2) a first RF driver circuit that is configured to drive at least one of the first and second RF driver electrodes with a first RF signal having a first amplitude, a first frequency, and a first phase;
(3) a second RF driver circuit that is configured to drive the first tuning electrode with a second RF signal having a second amplitude that is independently controllable with respect to the first amplitude; and
(4) a third RF driver circuit that is configured to drive the second tuning electrode with a third RF signal having a third amplitude that is independently controllable with respect to each of the first and second amplitudes;
wherein the first direction is normal to the surface, and wherein the first component is based on at least the second amplitude and the third amplitude.

US Pat. No. 10,510,503

ELECTRICALLY CONTROLLABLE INTEGRATED SWITCH

STMICROELECTRONICS (ROUSS...

1. A method of forming an integrated circuit chip with a switching device, the method comprising:providing a semiconductor substrate;
forming back-end-of-line metallization over the semiconductor substrate, the back-end-of-line metallization including a plurality of levels of metal, each level of metal extending in a respective plane parallel to and spaced from an upper surface of the semiconductor substrate; and
forming the switching device within a cavity in the back-end-of-line metallization, the switching device comprising a beam held by a structure at a pivot point and a contact device extending into the cavity adjacent to the beam, wherein:
the beam, the structure and the contact device are formed from a same level of metal of the plurality of levels of metal,
the switching device is enclosed in a housing,
the contact device is built into a sidewall of the housing,
the structure comprises a first arm, a second arm, a third arm, and a fourth arm, the first arm and the second arm are disposed on a first side of the beam, and the third arm and the fourth arm are disposed on a second side of the beam, the first side of the beam being opposite to the second side of the beam,
the first arm is aligned with the third arm, and the second arm is aligned with the fourth arm,
the first arm is electrically connected to the fourth arm, and the second arm is electrically connected to the third arm, and
the beam is configured to pivot in a first direction when a first voltage is applied to the first arm and a second voltage is applied to the fourth arm, and the beam is configured to pivot in a second direction when a third voltage is applied to the second arm and a fourth voltage is applied to the third arm.

US Pat. No. 10,510,500

INCLUDING ONE OR MORE LENSES IN INDIVIDUAL KEYS OF A KEYBOARD TO FOCUS LIGHT

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A computing device comprising:a first housing comprising:
a first set of components; and
a second housing comprising:
a second set of components comprising a keyboard having a plurality of keys; and
a single light source to emit light approximately horizontally into the second housing;
wherein an individual key of the plurality of keys comprises:
a keycap;
a scissor mechanism; and
one or more lenses attached to a top surface of the scissor mechanism, wherein an individual lens of the one or more lenses comprises a convergent lens to focus the light to an area comprising a backlight location of the keycap.

US Pat. No. 10,510,491

CAPACITOR COMPONENT INCLUDING AMORPHOUS SECOND PHASE

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. A capacitor component comprising:a body including a dielectric layer and first and second internal electrodes disposed on opposite sides of the dielectric layer, the first and second internal electrodes being alternately disposed in a first direction; and
first and second external electrodes, respectively disposed on opposite end surfaces of the body in a second direction, perpendicular to the first direction in the body,
wherein an amorphous second phase that includes tin (Sn) is disposed at at least one selected from the group of an interface between the first internal electrode and the dielectric layer and an interface between the second internal electrode and the dielectric layer; and
wherein s/e is between 0.02 and 0.07, where s is a total length of the amorphous second phase disposed in a boundary line between the first or second internal electrode and the dielectric layer in the second direction and e is a length of the first or second internal electrode in the second direction.

US Pat. No. 10,510,478

STACKED COIL FOR WIRELESS CHARGING STRUCTURE ON INFO PACKAGE

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A structure comprising:a first coil;
a second coil over the first coil; and
an interconnect structure between and interconnecting the first coil and the second coil, the interconnect structure comprising:
a first dielectric layer;
a first via in the first dielectric layer;
a first molding compound over the first dielectric layer;
a through-molding via in the first molding compound;
a second dielectric layer over the first molding compound; and
a second via in the second dielectric layer, wherein the first via, the through-molding via, and the second via are serially connected.

US Pat. No. 10,510,467

SHIELDED CABLE

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. A cable comprising:a plurality of separate individual conductor sets, each conductor set extending along a length of the cable and comprising:
two insulated conductors;
first and second conductive shielding films disposed on opposite first and second sides of the conductor set, the first and second conductive shielding films including cover portions and pinched portions arranged such that, in transverse cross section, the cover portions of the first and second shielding films in combination substantially surround the conductor set, and the pinched portions of the first and second shielding films in combination form pinched portions of the conductor set on each side of the conductor set, each pinched portion comprising an edge extending along the length of the cable; and
an insulating jacket surrounding the plurality of the conductor sets.

US Pat. No. 10,510,463

WAVY METAL NANOWIRE NETWORK THIN FILM, STRETCHABLE TRANSPARENT ELECTRODE INCLUDING THE METAL NANOWIRE NETWORK THIN FILM AND METHOD FOR FORMING THE METAL NANOWIRE NETWORK THIN FILM

Korea Institute of Scienc...

1. A method for forming a wavy metal nanowire network thin film, comprising:(a) stretching a stretchable substrate,
(b) forming a metal nanowire network on the stretched substrate,
(c) bringing a solvent into contact with the metal nanowire network formed on the substrate, and
(d) releasing the strain applied to the substrate in a state in which the metal nanowire network and the solvent are in contact with each other,
wherein,
the stretchable substrate is made of polydimethylsiloxane,
a metal of the metal nanowire network is Ag,
the solvent is water,
the stretchable substrate is stretched horizontally in step (a),
the stretchable substrate is stretched to 130 to 170% of its initial area in step (a),
an as-prepared nanowire network is transferred to the substrate in step (b),
the solvent contacts with the surface of the substrate by dropping in step (c),
the strain is released at a rate of 0.1 to 6 mm/s in step (d), and
the wavy metal nanowire network thin film has a thickness of 10 to 500 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,510,434

DEVICE AND METHOD OF SELECTING PATHWAY OF TARGET COMPOUND

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method of selecting a pathway for a target compound by combining biochemical processes and chemical processes together, comprising the steps, implemented in silico in a processor, of:receiving an input of at least one pathway having a plurality of reaction steps for synthesis of the target compound or degradation into the target compound;
receiving, from a knowledgebase, parameters relating to: at least one biochemical reaction, and at least one chemical reaction, of the plurality of reaction steps;
predicting hybrid arrangements of one or more reaction steps included in the at least one pathway;
computing a reaction feasibility score for each of the one or more reaction steps of the predicted hybrid arrangements based on the parameters received from the knowledgebase;
computing a pathway feasibility score for each of the hybrid arrangements based on the computed reaction feasibility score;
sorting the predicted hybrid arrangements based on the computed pathway feasibility score; and
selecting at least one of the sorted hybrid arrangements based on the computed pathway feasibility score.

US Pat. No. 10,510,432

MEMORY MODULE TEST ADAPTER

SMART Modular Technologie...

1. A system comprising:a tester socket;
a test adapter attached to the tester socket, the test adapter having an interposer printed circuit board (PCB) and a device socket, the interposer PCB having an edge connector, a test straddle connector, and a power socket, the edge connector attached to the tester socket, the test straddle connector attached to the device socket, the power socket having an external power connector connected to an external cable for receiving an external power from an external power supply and a backup cable for supplying a backup power based on the external power; and
wherein a memory module having a volatile memory and a non-volatile memory is attached to the device socket and connected to the backup power through the backup cable connected to the power socket;
a second test adapter adjacent the test adapter, the second test adapter having a second interposer PCB and a second device socket, the second interposer PCB having a second test straddle connector; and
a second memory module having a second volatile memory and a second non-volatile memory and attached to the second device socket and connected to a second serial interface power through the second test straddle connector.

US Pat. No. 10,510,336

METHOD, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM FOR CONFLICT DETECTION AND RESOLUTION FOR COMPETING INTENT CLASSIFIERS IN MODULAR CONVERSATION SYSTEM

International Business Ma...

1. An information handling system comprising:one or more processors;
a memory coupled to at least one of the processors;
a set of instructions stored in the memory and executed by at least one of the processors to resolve training data conflicts, wherein the set of instructions are executable to perform actions of:
retrieving, by the system, first and second independent training data sets corresponding, respectively, to first and second independently trained classifiers, each training data set comprising a plurality of intents and end-user utterances for use in training the first and second independently trained classifiers to recognize a corresponding intent from one or more of the end-user utterances;
training, by the system, the first and second independently trained classifiers using, respectively, the first and second independent data sets;
providing, by the system, a first end-user utterance test data associated with a first intent to the first and second independently trained classifiers to select an output intent generated by the first and second independently trained classifiers;
identifying, by the system, a first conflict when the first intent associated with the first end-user utterance test data does not match the output intent; and
automatically generating, by the system, one or more conflict resolution recommendations for display and selection by an end user to resolve the first conflict by displaying a user-actuable mechanism for turning off and not deleting one or more of the plurality of intents to resolve the first conflict.

US Pat. No. 10,510,335

MACHINE AND METHOD FOR ACOUSTIC WHITE NOISE GENERATION

1. A machine for generating acoustic white noise comprising:an oblate housing comprising a top portion and a bottom portion each of which have an inner surface and an outer surface, wherein said top portion and said bottom portion are configured to securely engage each other via an attachment means displaced along a rim of at least one of said top portion and said bottom portion to form a cavity defined by said inner surface of said top portion and bottom portion;
said oblate housing further comprising a curved wall, said curved wall comprising a cylindrical frame displaced concentrically within a cylindrical band, said curved wall further comprising a plurality of openings, wherein a rotational displacement of said cylindrical band relative to said cylindrical frame determines a dimensions of each of said openings;
a motor enclosure displaced within said housing, said motor enclosure comprising a motor secured therein, and said motor enclosure further configured with a means to isolate noise and vibration;
a fan mounted on said motor, said fan comprising a concave central dome and further comprising a plurality of blades, wherein said concave central dome is shaped to partially wrap around said motor enclosure and each of said blades comprise a first end integrally fused to said concave central dome and a second end forming a blade tip;
a substantially rigid shell configured to envelop said housing, wherein said shell is rotatably connected to said housing to adjust the length and depth of said openings;
a power source and a circuit board electrically connected to each other, said power source and said circuit board electrically connected to said motor to regulate a operation of said fan; and
a physical control means disposed on said top portion adapted to effectuate manual regulation of the operation of said fan.

US Pat. No. 10,510,281

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An image processing method comprising:calculating color characteristics of input pixel data;
determining whether the pixel data is achromatic based on the color characteristics;
performing a first rendering on the pixel data in response to determining that the pixel data is not achromatic; and
performing a second rendering on the pixel data in response to determining that the pixel data is achromatic,
wherein the performing the first rendering comprises performing a rendering on the pixel data according to a predetermined basic weight set, and
wherein the performing the second rendering comprises performing a rendering on the pixel data according to a first weight set and a second weight set which are set by a user.

US Pat. No. 10,510,181

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CACHE MANAGEMENT USING A CACHE STATUS TABLE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A clip-cull-viewport (CCV) unit, the CCV unit comprising:an input interface coupled to a CCV pipeline to receive a plurality of primitives, each primitive comprising a plurality of vertices, a first attribute field and a first index field, the first attribute field indicating whether each vertex of the primitive is a new vertex or a used vertex, and the first index field indicating where in an index cache each vertex of the primitive is to be written;
an output interface coupled to the CCV pipeline to output primitives that survive culling to a downstream unit from the CCV unit; and
a control unit coupled to the input interface and to the output interface, the control unit comprising the index cache and a cache-status table, the cache-status table corresponding to an index cache in the downstream unit and includes entries that correspond to entries in the index cache in the downstream unit, each entry in the cache-status table including a valid indicator that indicates whether a vertex stored in the entry is a valid vertex, the control unit in response to receiving a first primitive at the input interface to
store the vertices of the first primitive in locations within the index cache based on the first attribute field and the first index field of the first primitive, and
determine whether a vertex of the first primitive that is a reused vertex of another primitive based on the first attribute field matches a valid entry in the cache-status table,
the control unit to preserve the valid entry in the cache-status table, set a second attribute field of the first primitive to indicate that the reused vertex corresponding to the valid entry in the cache-status table is a reused vertex, and send the first primitive, the second attribute field and a second index field to the output interface to output the first primitive to the downstream unit based on the reused vertex matching a valid entry in the cache-status table and the first primitive surviving being culled, the second index field indicating an address in the cache-status table of the valid entry matching the reused vertex, and
the control unit to determine a first non-preserved entry in the cache-status table and set the second index field to an address in the cache-status table of the first non-preserved entry, to set the second attribute field to indicate that the reused vertex that does not match a valid entry in the cache-status table is now not reused, and send the first primitive, the second attribute field and the second index field to the output interface to output the first primitive to the downstream unit based on the reused vertex not matching a valid entry in the cache-status table and the first primitive surviving being culled.

US Pat. No. 10,509,873

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATED MODEL CALIBRATION, SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS, AND OPTIMIZATION

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

18. A computer-implemented method for automated sensitivity analysis or optimization of a model, the method comprising:providing one or more selectable input parameters for display via an interface;
receiving a selection of at least one input parameter of the one or more selectable input parameters and a corresponding search thoroughness level, wherein the selection of the at least one input parameter is input via the interface;
in response to receiving a selection for the model to initiate one of automated sensitivity analysis or optimization of the selected at least one input parameter, executing one or more trials by selecting one or more default values available for the selected at least one input parameter;
archiving, during execution of the one or more trials, a dynamically updated list of one or more completed trials; and
providing an option for displaying, via the interface, at least one of the archived one or more completed trials.

US Pat. No. 10,509,647

BUILDING DYNAMIC DOCUMENTATION BASED ON INSTALLED SERVICES

Palantir Technologies, In...

1. A method comprising:storing, in a master data repository, a plurality of different electronic documents;
identifying, using a server computer system, one or more first service software components of an application program that have been installed as part of an application instance;
identifying a subset of one or more first documents from among the plurality of documents that is stored in the data repository, wherein the server computer system is programmed or configured to include the one or more first documents in dynamic documents only in response to identifying the one or more first service software components have been installed as part of the application instance;
identifying one or more second service software components of an application program that have been installed as part of the application instance;
identifying a subset of one or more second documents from among the plurality of documents that is stored in the data repository, wherein the server computer system is programmed or configured to include the one or more second documents in dynamic documents only in response to identifying the one or more second service software components have been installed as part of the application instance;
identifying, for a particular electronic document of the one or more first documents, a subsection of the particular electronic document that corresponds to the one or more first service software components and the one or more second service software components;
generating a dynamic document using the one or more first documents and the one or more second documents;
in response to identifying the one or more second service software components, including the subsection in a portion of the dynamic document corresponding to the particular electronic document;
storing the dynamic document in association with the application instance;
wherein the method is performed using one or more processors.

US Pat. No. 10,509,640

ADD A NEW INSTANCE TO A SERIES

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A system, comprising:one or more processors; and
one or more computer-readable storage media having stored thereon computer-executable instructions that are executable by the one or more processors to cause the system to share a series of calendar events to a second system, the sharing of the series of calendar events comprises at least the following:
identify a master message that includes default values for the series of calendar events in a temporal order;
identify a first user input for adding a new event in the series of events, the first user input identifying exceptions to the default values;
identify that whether the exceptions to the default values would be compatible with the second system;
as a result of identifying that the exceptions would not be compatible with the second system,
create an instance message for use at the second system that includes the series of calendar events that has default values from the master message for which there are no exceptions identified in the first user input and includes the new event to which the exceptions from the first user input applied, such that the instance message being capable of being displayed at the second system as a discrete event decoupled from the series of events; and
send the instance message to the second system for display;
as a result of identifying that the exceptions would be compatible with the second system,
modify the master message to include the exceptions to the default values; and
send the modified master message to the second system for display.

US Pat. No. 10,509,638

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DEPLOYING THIRD PARTY DEVICE SERVICES THROUGH AN ENCLOSED APPLIANCE INTERFACE USING CONTAINERS

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A method for deploying a third-party device service for a hardware device managed by a platform, comprising:receiving, for the third-party device service, a services installation package (SIP) comprising a service container image (SCI), container registration information (CRI), device authorization information (DAI), and device operations information (DOI);
installing a service container onto the platform using the SCI;
generating, for the service container, a service container profile (SCP) using the CRI, the DAI, and the DOI;
registering the SCP with a generic container plugin (GCP) implemented on the platform; and
following a registration of the SCP:
executing the third-party device service on the hardware device using the service container, the SCP, and the GCP,
wherein executing the third-party device service on the hardware device using the service container, the SCP, and the GCP, comprises:
receiving, for the hardware device, a device operation request (DOR) comprising a device type and at least one device operation reference;
identifying the SCP using the device type and the at least one device operation reference;
accessing, as specified in the SCP, the DAI to obtain a device connection application programming interface (API) schema and a device disconnection API schema;
interfacing with the service container through the GCP and using the device connection API schema;
for each device operation reference of the at least one device operation reference:
accessing, as specified in the SCP, the DOI to identify a device operation API schema associated with the device operation reference; and
invoking a device operation of the hardware device using the device operation API schema.

US Pat. No. 10,509,627

USER INTERFACE SOUND EMANATION ACTIVITY CLASSIFICATION

International Business Ma...

1. A method comprising:obtaining an audio input, the audio input representing sound emanating from a key press based user interface;
generating a context pattern based on the audio input;
performing classification of the context pattern to classify the context pattern as belonging to a signature pattern classification, wherein the signature pattern classification specifies a user activity; and
providing an output based on the performing classification, wherein the performing classification results in classification failure, wherein the method includes prompting a user to enter activity information in response to the classification failure, and wherein the prompting includes providing user interface functionality that prompts the user to enter activity specifying information that specifies an activity engaged in by the user resulting in the generating of the context pattern, and wherein the method includes, using data received from the user in response to the prompting, registering the context pattern as a new signature pattern for comparison to subsequent context patterns.

US Pat. No. 10,509,616

METHOD FOR OPERATING ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for operating a first electronic device, the method comprising:controlling a first display of the first electronic device to display a first graphic element and a first screen part corresponding to a screen of a text writing application being executed in a second electronic device on the first display;
detecting movement of the first graphic element in relation to the first screen part;
controlling the first display to display a second screen part corresponding to the screen of the text writing application being executed in the second electronic device in response to the movement of the first graphic element in relation to the first screen part, wherein the second screen part includes a second graphic element corresponding to the first graphic element; and
when a first button included in the second screen part is selected on the first display, transmitting, to the second electronic device, data related to the second graphic element displayed in the second screen part, wherein the transmission of the data to the second electronic device is configured to cause the second electronic device to transmit the data to a third electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,509,609

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

KONICA MINOLTA, INC., To...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:a printer that forms an image on printing paper;
an image reader that reads a printed material including the image formed on printing paper by the printer; and
a hardware processor that determines whether the printed material including the image formed on printing paper by the printer is non-defective in accordance with a threshold for determination and read data, the threshold for determination specifying an error margin in a printed state of the printed material including the image formed on printing paper by the printer, and the read data corresponding to the printed material read by the image reader,
wherein the hardware processor performs control to (i) update the threshold for determination, (ii) determine whether a redetermination mode, in which the hardware processor determines whether the printed material is non-defective in accordance with the updated threshold for determination, is set, and (iii) when it is determined that the redetermination mode is set, reprint a page on which the printed material including the image formed on printing paper by the printer is determined to be defective, and replace the page.

US Pat. No. 10,509,599

STACK MANAGEMENT IN MEMORY SYSTEMS

MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC., ...

1. A memory system, comprising:a stack memory;
a set of media; and
a controller, wherein the controller divides the stack memory into a plurality of stacks, measures usages of the stacks in a period of time, and adjusts partitioning of the stack memory into the plurality of stacks according to the measured usages,
wherein the controller fills unused portions of the stacks with a predetermined value pattern and measures the usages based on binary searching for boundaries between portions of the stacks having the predetermined value pattern and portions of the stacks not having the predetermined value pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,509,555

MACHINE DATA ANALYSIS IN AN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ENVIRONMENT

Splunk Inc., San Francis...

1. A method, comprising:receiving a set of data values from one or more data sources;
causing display of the set of data values in a radial graph comprising a circular region having sectors with a common vertex, wherein each sector includes a radial projection that fills the sector extending from the common vertex to a level in the sector determined by mapping a corresponding data value in the set of data values to a fixed scale for the radial graph; and
upon receiving substantially real-time updates to one or more data values in the set of data values that correspond to a particular radial projection, dynamically modifying the fill of that radial projection within the corresponding sector to a level that reflects the changes in the one or more data values while maintaining the fixed scale for the radial graph.

US Pat. No. 10,509,543

CONTROL METHOD FOR ORDERING OF A DISPLAYED LIST, AND CONTROL APPARATUS AND STORAGE MEDIUM PROVIDED THEREWITH

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A control method, performed by at least one processor by executing a program stored in a memory, for displaying a list in which a plurality of elements is sorted in accordance with a predetermined rule, the control method comprising:specifying one of the elements in the list as a designated element which is designated by a user;
determining an order of the designated element in the list based on the predetermined rule;
acquiring, in a case where an addition element is added to the list while the list is displayed in a predetermined display area, an order for the addition element in the list into which the addition element is inserted, wherein the order is determined based on the predetermined rule and the plurality of elements which have been included in the list; and
displaying the list in which the addition element is added, in the predetermined display area, based on an order of the designated element specified in the specifying and the acquired order of the addition element,
wherein at the displaying, in a case where the order of the addition element is higher than the order of the designated element, one or more display positions of one or more elements having one or more orders lower than the designated element and the designated element are not changed from their respective positions in the list before the addition, and one or more display positions of one or more elements having one or more orders higher than the designated element are changed from their respective positions in the list before the addition, and
wherein at the displaying, in a case where the order of the addition element is lower than the order of the designated element, one or more display positions of one or more elements having one or more orders higher than the designated element and the designated element are not changed from their respective positions in the list before the addition, and one or more display positions of one or more elements having one or more orders lower than the designated element are changed from their respective positions in the list before the addition.

US Pat. No. 10,509,534

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PROVIDING AUTOMATED CUSTOMER SERVICE WITH AUGMENTED REALITY AND SOCIAL MEDIA INTEGRATION

1. A device, comprising:a display;
a sensor for detecting three dimensional objects;
a processing system including a processor coupled to the display and sensor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processing system, facilitate performance of operations, the operations comprising:
identifying a three dimensional object proximal to a user of the device;
tracking and storing a position of the three dimensional object;
creating an augmented reality (AR) presentation with guidance information indicating an action in a process performed by the user, wherein the AR presentation includes an image of the three dimensional object;
displaying the AR presentation to the user;
sensing user activity associated with the three dimensional object;
comparing the user activity to metadata in the AR presentation describing a process that is performed by the user; and
responsive to the comparing, supplementing the AR presentation with an enhancement rendering a visual image of the three dimensional object in real time, wherein the enhancement rendering the visual image comprises guidance to the user indicating performance of a next step in the process by the user, and wherein the enhancement comprises highlighting one or more objects in the AR presentation with the guidance information indicating subsequent actions by the user to continue performing the process.

US Pat. No. 10,509,533

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF GENERATING AUGMENTED REALITY (AR) OBJECTS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for generating one or more augmented reality (AR) objects by a mobile device, the method comprising:capturing, by a camera of the mobile device based on instructions from an application executed on the mobile device, a digital image of one or more physical objects;
segmenting the digital image into one or more areas corresponding to the one or more physical objects and one or more areas corresponding to a background;
generating, from the digital image, one or more digital representations of the one or more physical objects in the digital image, the one or more digital representations of the one or more physical objects being generated using data from the digital image in the one or more areas corresponding to the one or more physical objects;
converting, by a processor of the mobile device based on instructions from the application, the one or more digital representations of the one or more physical objects in the digital image to one or more two-dimensional augmented reality (AR) objects, wherein converting the one or more digital representations of the one or more physical objects to the one or more two-dimensional AR objects causes the one or more digital representations to be editable versions of the one or more physical objects;
dividing a two-dimensional AR object of the one or more two-dimensional AR objects into a plurality of parts;
editing a geometry of the two-dimensional AR object based on a user input, the editing including at least one of adding a depth effect to at least one part of the two-dimensional AR object and manipulating a designated part of the plurality of parts based on the user input, the added depth effect causing the at least one part to appear to have more than two dimensions when displayed;
augmenting a target image using the one or more two-dimensional AR objects; and
displaying the augmented target image on the mobile device based on instructions from the application.

US Pat. No. 10,509,525

TOUCH PANEL

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A touch panel comprising:a first sheet;
a second sheet, the first sheet and the second sheet opposing each other with a gap therebetween;
a main conductive path formed on an inner surface of the second sheet;
a supplementary conductive path formed on the inner surface of the second sheet and spaced apart from the main conductive path as viewed in a normal direction of the first sheet; and
a structure disposed between the first sheet and the second sheet and configured to form a contact point, the contact point overlapping the main conductive path and the supplementary conductive path as viewed in the normal direction,
wherein
the structure is supported by a supporting member in a state in which the contact point is not in contact with either the main conductive path or the supplementary conductive path, and
upon downward pressing of an edge of the structure through the second sheet, the structure pivots using the supporting member as a fulcrum point to cause the contact point to contact the main conductive path and the supplementary conductive path.

US Pat. No. 10,509,493

NAVIGATION DEVICE WITH LOW POWER CONSUMPTION AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF

PIXART IMAGING INC., Hsi...

1. A navigation device, configured to detect displacement with respect to a surface, the navigation device comprising:a memory configured to store a plurality of frame periods and a plurality of frame period extended values, wherein each of the frame period extended values is corresponding to one of the frame periods, at least one of the frame period extended values is equal to 1 and at least another one of the frame period extended values is larger than 1 and equal to 2n, where n is a positive integer;
an image sensor configured to capture a first pair of image frames;
a processor electrically coupled to the memory and the image sensor, and configured to
calculate a current displacement according to the first pair of image frames,
determine a next frame period and a corresponding frame period extended value (FPX1) according to the calculated current displacement,
enter a low power mode when the FPX1 is larger than 1 and the current displacement is larger than a high displacement threshold,
deactivate the image sensor within an inactive period, during which no image frame is captured by the image sensor, after the low power mode is entered, wherein the inactive period is equal to (2×FPX1?1)×(the next frame period),
control the image sensor to capture a second pair of image frames separated by the next frame period after the inactive period, and
accumulate an accumulated displacement, which is calculated according to the second pair of image frames, for 2×FPX1 times,
wherein the low power mode corresponds to multiple frame period extended values larger than 1 and equal to 2n, and
a time interval from a first image frame of the first pair of image frames to an end of the inactive period is not changed even though a different frame period extended value is determined in the low power mode.

US Pat. No. 10,509,490

TOUCH MODULE AND ELECTRONIC COMPUTING DEVICE WITH SAME

PRIMAX ELECTRONICS LTD., ...

1. A touch module, comprising:an upper plate;
a lower plate separately located under the upper plate;
a hinge structure arranged between a first end of the upper plate and a first end of the lower plate, wherein the first end of the upper plate and the first end of the lower plate are pivotally coupled to each other through the hinge structure, so that a second end of the upper plate is permitted to be swung relative to a second end of the lower plate;
an elastomer arranged between the upper plate and the lower plate; and
a touchpad assembly located over the upper plate, wherein a switch element is located under the touchpad assembly and aligned with the second end of the lower plate,
wherein while the touchpad assembly is pressed down and the upper plate is moved with the touchpad assembly, the second end of the upper plate is swung downwardly relative to the second end of the lower plate and the switch element is triggered, wherein when the touchpad assembly is no longer pressed, the elastomer provides an elastic force to the upper plate, wherein in response to the elastic force, the second end of the upper plate is swung upwardly relative to the second end of the lower plate and the touchpad assembly is returned to an original position,
wherein an upper plate positioning part is protruded downwardly from the upper plate, the lower plate further comprises a lower plate perforation corresponding to the upper plate positioning part, and the touch module further comprises a positioning element, wherein the positioning element comprises a positioning contact part that is protruded from an outer periphery of the positioning element, and an outer diameter of the positioning contact part is larger than an outer diameter of the lower plate perforation, wherein while the positioning element is penetrated through the lower plate perforation and inserted upwardly into the upper plate positioning part, the positioning contact part is contacted with a bottom surface of the lower plate in response to the elastic force of the elastomer provided to the upper plate.

US Pat. No. 10,509,458

INFORMATION DEVICE WITH IMPROVED OPERATING MODES

LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. L...

1. An information processing device, which has a standby mode and a normal operation mode, comprising:a display;
a processor which executes at least a standby mode when a display of the display portion turns off and a normal operation mode when the display turns on, wherein:
the standby mode has a first low power consumption state and a first operating state to which the first low power consumption state can switch, and in which background processing is executed, and
the normal operation mode has a second operating state;
a combined service/utility, driver and bios (mode control portion) that changes a mode between the standby mode and the normal operation mode; and
a power driver (power setting processing portion) that sets an upper limit power consumption when the mode of the processor is changed, wherein:
when the mode control portion changes the mode to the standby mode, the power setting processing portion sets a first upper limit power consumption in the first operating state, and when the mode control portion changes the mode to the normal operation mode, the power setting processing portion sets a second upper limit power consumption in the second operating state greater than the first upper limit power consumption.

US Pat. No. 10,509,408

DRIVE PLANNING DEVICE, TRAVEL ASSISTANCE APPARATUS, AND DRIVE PLANNING METHOD

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., ...

1. A drive planning device comprising:a drive planning processor configured to plan a driving operation plan for a subject vehicle traveling on a route, the drive planning processor executing a process to:
determine an action for each of a plurality of events which the subject vehicle encounters in a time-series manner when traveling on a first route; and
plan a series of driving operation plan for a scene which the subject vehicle encounters using content of each action determined for each of the plurality of events,
wherein, when a determination of a progressing action is made for one event of the plurality of events which the subject vehicle encounters and a determination of a stopping action or of being undeterminable is made for another event to be encountered next to the one event, the drive planning processor plans the driving operation plan such that the subject vehicle progresses through the one event and makes a stop based on a position of the other event.

US Pat. No. 10,509,405

CLEARANCE OF AN AUTONOMOUS PARKING SYSTEM

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A verification method for a parking system that includes a parking lot, the method comprising:autonomously travelling the route by a test vehicle in the parking lot, wherein the parking lot includes a plurality of parking spaces for parking motor vehicles, in which a motor vehicle in the parking system is autonomously controllable on a route between a parking area and one of the parking spaces;
determining that the travel of the route is carried out correctly by the testing vehicle; and
clearing the parking system for use by vehicles that correspond to the vehicle type of the test vehicle;
wherein the test vehicle is configured to emulate a plurality of different vehicle types by specifically operating at least one control device on board the test vehicle using corresponding control programs for each of the vehicle types, and
wherein the test vehicle is configured to activate multiple combinations of different versions of control programs of a vehicle type, so that the particular vehicle type is able to be tested in all updating versions, and/or is configured operate a plurality of versions of the control programs in parallel to check different updating versions of the vehicle type simultaneously.

US Pat. No. 10,509,367

SKELETONIZED ELECTRONIC TOURBILLON SIMULATOR WITH REPEATER

1. An electronic tourbillion clock, comprising;a clock case having a plurality of high-resolution digital displays that extend around an outer circumference of the clock case as an indicator of hours;
a seven segment display located within the clock case as an indicator of minutes elapsed within an hour;
a microcontroller determining the current time and other chronological indications depending on the output signals generated by a position of a tourbillon mechanism disposed in the clock case; and
a sub-circuit in the clock case and interconnected with the microcontroller for creating a plurality of distinctive sound patterns directed through one or more speakers in response to the output signals generated by the position of the tourbillon mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,509,359

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND CARTRIDGE

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:a rotatable image bearing member configured to carry a toner image;
a charging member configured to electrically charge a surface of said image bearing member;
a transfer member configured to transfer the toner image from said image bearing member onto a transfer receiving material;
a transfer voltage source configured to apply a transfer voltage to said transfer member for causing a transfer current to flow from said transfer member to said image bearing member;
a light source configured to emit discharging light for electrically discharging the surface of said image bearing member at a position between a contact position of said image bearing member with said transfer member and a contact position of said image bearing member with said charging member with respect to a rotational direction of said image bearing member; and
a light quantity lowering member configured to lower a light quantity of the discharging light emitted from said light source to said image bearing member,
wherein when a region of said image bearing member contacting said charging member is a charging region of said image bearing member and an entire region where the transfer current flows from said transfer member to said image bearing member when the transfer voltage is applied to said transfer member by said transfer voltage source is a transfer region of said image bearing member, the charging region is wider than the transfer region with respect to a rotational axis direction of said image bearing member, and
wherein said light quantity lowering member is provided so as to lower the light quantity of the discharging light with which a region inside the charging region and outside the transfer region with respect to the rotational axis direction is irradiated and so as not to lower the light quantity of the discharging light with which the transfer region is irradiated.

US Pat. No. 10,509,355

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A cartridge detachably mountable to a main assembly of an image forming apparatus comprising:a photosensitive drum on which a toner image is formed;
a cleaning blade provided in contact with said photosensitive drum and configured to remove a toner remaining on a surface of said photosensitive drum; and
a storing portion configured to store pressure information on contact pressure of said cleaning blade to said photosensitive drum,
wherein said photosensitive drum includes a first area within an image forming area where the toner image is formable and a second area different from the first area with respect to a longitudinal direction of said cleaning blade within the image forming area, and
wherein the pressure information includes first partial pressure information on the contact pressure of a first contact portion between the first area and said cleaning blade and second partial pressure information on the contact pressure of a second contact portion between the second area and said cleaning blade.

US Pat. No. 10,509,346

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS CONTROLLING ACTUAL TEMPERATURE OF FIXING PART BASED ON TARGET TEMPERATURE AND CUMULATIVE DEVIATION OF ACTUAL TEMPERATURE

KYOCERA Document Solution...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:a fixing device including a fixing part configured to fix a toner image on a sheet, a heating part configured to heat the fixing part, and a detecting part configured to detect an actual temperature of the fixing part,
a controller configured to control the actual temperature of the fixing part based on a target temperature of the fixing part and a cumulative deviation of the actual temperature of the fixing part, and
a storage configured to store a convergence value of the cumulative deviation,
wherein, every time a heating operation to the fixing part by the heating part is executed, the controller updates the convergence value of the cumulative deviation stored in the storage by a convergence value of the cumulative deviation of a latest heating operation,
in executing the heating operation to the fixing part by the heating part, the controller rewrites the cumulative deviation used to control the actual temperature of the fixing part using the convergence value of the cumulative deviation stored in the storage at a time when the actual temperature of the fixing part exceeds a threshold temperature lower than the target temperature of the fixing part.

US Pat. No. 10,509,339

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD

Oki Data Corporation, To...

1. An image forming apparatus, comprising:an image forming section that selectively forms a first toner image to be printed on a first medium with use of a plurality of color toners and forms a second toner image to be printed on a second medium with use of the plurality of color toners, the color toners including a first color toner and a second color toner; and
a controller that controls the image forming section and thereby makes a first area density of the first color toner in the first toner image and a second area density of the first color toner in the second toner image differ from each other, and thereby makes a third area density of the second color toner in the first toner image and a fourth area density of the second color toner in the second toner image substantially equal to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,509,336

OPTICAL ASSEMBLY HAVING A THERMALLY CONDUCTIVE COMPONENT

Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH, Obe...

1. An optical assembly, comprising:an optical element that is transmissive or reflective to radiation at a used wavelength, the optical element having an optically used region; and
a thermally conductive component arranged outside the optically used region of the optical element,
wherein at least one of the following holds:
the thermally conductive component comprises a material with a thermal conductivity of more than 500 W m?1 K?1; and
a product of a thickness of the thermally conductive component in millimeters and the thermal conductivity of the material is greater than 1 W mm m?1 K?1, and
wherein at least one of the following holds:
the material comprises carbon nanotubes;
the material comprises a woven fabric;
the thermally conductive component is connected to the optical element at a connection having a heat transfer coefficient of less than 1000 W m?2 K?1; and
the thermally conductive component is connected to the optical element via a material having a thermal conductivity of less than 1 W m?1 K?1.

US Pat. No. 10,509,332

APPARATUS FOR DELIVERING GAS AND ILLUMINATION SOURCE FOR GENERATING HIGH HARMONIC RADIATION

ASML Netherlands B.V., V...

1. A gas delivery system for use in an illumination source, comprising:a gas delivery element arranged to direct gas in at least a first direction, wherein the gas delivery element comprises:
an optical input; and
an optical output,
wherein the input and the output define an optical path, the optical path being oriented in a second direction,
wherein the second direction is non-perpendicular and non-parallel to the first direction, and
wherein the optical input and optical output are arranged to allow pump radiation to pass through the gas to generate high harmonic radiation.

US Pat. No. 10,509,330

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CHARACTERIZING A WAFER PATTERNED USING AT LEAST ONE LITHOGRAPHY STEP

Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH, Obe...

1. A method, comprising:a) simultaneously performing intensity measurements of electromagnetic radiation diffracted at a used structure of a patterned wafer and at a plurality of auxiliary structures of the patterned wafer, wherein:
the intensity measurements of the electromagnetic radiation diffracted at the used structure of the patterned wafer are performed for at least one member selected from the group consisting of a wavelength of the electromagnetic radiation diffracted at the used structure of the patterned wafer, a polarization of the electromagnetic radiation diffracted at the used structure of the patterned wafer, and an order of diffraction of the electromagnetic radiation diffracted at the used structure of the patterned wafer; and
the measured intensity of the electromagnetic radiation diffracted at the plurality of auxiliary structures of the patterned wafer are performed for at least one member selected from the group consisting of a wavelength of the electromagnetic radiation diffracted at the plurality of auxiliary structures of the patterned wafer, a polarization of the electromagnetic radiation diffracted at the plurality of auxiliary structures of the patterned wafer, and an order of diffraction of the electromagnetic radiation diffracted at the plurality of auxiliary structures of the patterned wafer; and
b) determining a plurality of parameters characteristic of the patterned wafer based on:
i) the intensity measurements of the electromagnetic radiation diffracted at the used structure of the patterned wafer and at the plurality of auxiliary structures of the patterned wafer; and
ii) correspondingly calculated intensity values via a mathematical optimization method,
wherein determining the parameters characteristic of the patterned wafer comprises:
determining parameters of a first parameter set based on the measured intensity values for the electromagnetic radiation diffracted from the plurality of auxiliary structures; and
determining parameters of a second parameter set taking account of the parameters of the first parameter set.

US Pat. No. 10,509,324

LIGHT SOURCE FOR LITHOGRAPHY EXPOSURE PROCESS

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A lithography exposure system, comprising:a plurality of nozzle assemblies;
a selection mechanism configured to selectively and fluidly connect an outlet of a storage member storing a target fuel with one of the plurality of nozzle assemblies so as to eject a droplet of the target fuel via the one of the plurality of nozzle assemblies that connected with the outlet; and
a laser generator configured to generate a laser pulse to hit the droplet.

US Pat. No. 10,509,295

BIAS CONTROL OF OPTICAL MODULATORS

Elenion Technologies, LLC...

1. A method for operating an optical modulator circuit (OMC) comprising an input optical port for receiving input light, an output optical port configured to provide output modulator light and tapped light, and one or more bias electrodes configured for controlling a modulator set point, the method comprising:a) providing light into the input port of the optical modulator circuit;
b) providing one or more bias control signals to the one or more bias electrodes, the one or more bias control signals comprising a first DC bias signal and a first dither signal comprising a dither tone at a first dither frequency f1;
c) providing the tapped light to a phase-sensitive dither detection circuit configured to detect an oscillation at the first dither frequency f1, or at a frequency related thereto, and to output two feedback signals that represent two quadrature components of the detected oscillation, the phase-sensitive dither detection circuit comprising a photodetector (PD) disposed to receive the tapped light;
d) providing slope information that is indicative of a direction of change of the two feedback signals relative to a change in the first DC bias signal; and
e) adjusting the first DC bias signal in a direction determined using the slope information.

US Pat. No. 10,509,277

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELEC...

1. A liquid crystal display (LCD) device, comprising:a backlight module, comprising a light emitting surface and a back surface opposite to the light emitting surface;
a liquid crystal panel, disposed on the light emitting surface of the backlight module, wherein a signal binding end is disposed on a front surface, away from the backlight module, of the liquid crystal panel; and
a chip on film (COF), comprising a flexible circuit board, a binding part and a driver chip disposed on a first surface of the flexible circuit board, wherein the flexible circuit board is connected to the signal binding end through the binding part and is bent and extended to the back surface of the backlight module;
wherein the first surface of the flexible circuit board extendedly bending to the back surface of the backlight module comprises a first area facing away from the backlight module, and the driver chip is connected to the first area;
wherein the flexible circuit board comprises two or more bending portions stacked between the backlight module and the driver chip in a vertical direction, the two or more bending portions are bended and extended toward the first area.

US Pat. No. 10,509,235

METHOD OF CALCULATING OPTICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF AN OPTICAL SYSTEM ACCORDING TO A GIVEN SPECTACLE FRAME

Essilor International, C...

1. A method of calculating optical characteristics of an optical system of an ophthalmic lens according to a given spectacle frame, said ophthalmic lens comprising a back surface and a front surface arranged to deliver an ophthalmic vision image, where the back surface is positioned closest to a wearer's eye when the ophthalmic lens is worn, the ophthalmic lens comprising a light-guide optical element having a proximal surface and a distal surface, said light-guide optical element being arranged to output a supplementary image to the wearer through an exit surface located on the proximal surface, the method comprising:obtaining, by processing circuitry, at least morpho-geometrical parameter data of the frame or of the light-guide optical element; and
optimizing, by the processing circuitry, the optical system according to at least the morpho-geometrical parameter data as a target, the morpho-geometrical parameter data of the spectacle frame or of the light-guide optical element being chosen from the list consisting of a pantoscopic angle of the frame, a face form angle of the frame, a base curve of the frame and a contour of the frame, or a pantoscopic angle of the light-guide optical element, the optical system being optimized with the proviso that a distance d1 between the distal surface and the front surface and a distance d2 between the proximal surface and the back surface are equal to or more than 0.2 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,509,233

SPECKLE REDUCING DEVICE AND PROJECTOR

Nikon Corporation, Tokyo...

1. An optical device, comprising:a first polarization splitter unit that splits incident light into first light flux that has first polarized light and second light flux that has second polarized light, and outputs the first light flux and the second light flux;
a first reflecting unit that reflects the first light flux output from the first polarization splitter unit to the first polarization splitter unit;
a first conversion unit disposed between the first polarization splitter unit and the first reflecting unit, which converts the first polarized light of the first light flux to the second polarized light;
a second reflecting unit that reflects the first light flux converted to the second polarized light, and which was output from the first polarization splitter unit, entered the first polarization splitter unit and was output from the first polarization splitter unit, to the first polarization splitter unit; and
a second conversion unit disposed between the first polarization splitter unit and the second reflecting unit, which converts the second polarized light of the first light flux to the first polarized light,
wherein the first polarization splitter unit outputs the first light flux, which was reflected by the second reflecting unit and entered the first polarization splitter unit, and the second light flux along a direction in which the incident light entered the first polarization splitter unit,
the optical device further comprising:
a second polarization splitter unit that splits the first light flux and the second light flux, which was output from the first polarization splitter unit and entered the second polarization splitter unit, into third light flux and fourth light flux; and
a third conversion unit disposed between the first polarization splitter unit and the second polarization splitter unit, which converts the first polarized light and the second polarized light included in the first light flux and the second light flux to circularly polarized light.

US Pat. No. 10,509,230

VIRTUAL DISPLAY APPARATUS

SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, ...

1. A virtual display apparatus comprising:an image element configured to emit image light;
an eyepiece optical system configured to cause the image light from the image element to be visually recognized as an image of a virtual image; and
a micro structure portion provided on the eyepiece optical system and configured to diffuse the image light, wherein
the virtual display apparatus satisfies an expression below:

where ?n is a refraction index difference of a medium before and after a micro structure surface of the micro structure portion, ? is a maximum inclination angle of the micro structure surface with respect to an optical axis, t is a width of a single pixel constituting the image element, and f is a focal distance of a whole optical system.

US Pat. No. 10,509,205

CAMERA OPTICAL LENS

AAC Technologies Pte. Ltd...

1. A camera optical lens comprising, from an object side to an image side in sequence: a first lens, a second lens, a third lens, a fourth lens, a fifth lens, a sixth lens and a seventh lens, wherein the fifth lens has a negative refractive power with a concave object side surface and a convex image side surface; the camera optical lens further satisfies the following conditions:1.05f1/f1.5;
1.7n22.2;
?2f3/f42;
?10(R13+R14)/(R13?R14)10;
0.01d3/TTL0.05;
?107.04f5/f5?24.91;
?41.21(R9+R10)/(R9?R10)?0.95;
0.10 mmd90.41 mm; where
f: the focal length of the camera optical lens;
f1: the focal length of the first lens;
f3: the focal length of the third lens;
f4: the focal length of the fourth lens;
f5: the focal length of the fifth lens;
n2: the refractive index of the second lens;
R9: the curvature radius of the object side surface of the fifth lens;
R10: the curvature radius of the image side surface of the fifth lens;
R13: curvature radius of object side surface of the seventh lens;
R14: the curvature radius of image side surface of the seventh lens;
d3: the thickness on-axis of the second lens;
d9: the thickness on-axis of the fifth lens;
TTL: the total optical length of the camera optical lens.

US Pat. No. 10,509,204

CAMERA OPTICAL LENS

AAC Technologies Pte. Ltd...

1. A camera optical lens comprising, from an object side to an image side in sequence: a first lens, a second lens, a third lens, a fourth lens, a fifth lens, a sixth lens and a seventh lens; wherein the third lens has a positive refractive power with a convex object side surface and a concave image side surface; wherein the camera optical lens further satisfies the following conditions:1.05?f1/f?1.5, 1.65?n5?2.2, ?2?f3/f4?2;
?10?(R13+R14)/(R13?R14)?10;
0.01?d9/TTL?0.1
10.433?(R3+R4)/(R3?R4)?16.53;
0.71?f3/f?4.24;
?7.28?(R5+R6)/(R5?R6)??1.00;
0.17 mm?d5?0.65 mm;
where
f: the focal length of the camera optical lens;
f1: the focal length of the first lens;
f3: the focal length of the third lens;
f4: the focal length of the fourth lens;
n5: the refractive index of the fifth lens;
d5: the thickness on-axis of the third lens;
d9: the thickness on-axis of the fifth lens;
TTL: the total optical length of the camera optical lens;
R3: the curvature radius of the object side surface of the second lens;
R4: the curvature radius of the image side surface of the second lens;
R5: the curvature radius of the object side surface of the third lens;
R6: the curvature radius of the image side surface of the third lens;
R13: the curvature radius of object side surface of the seventh lens;
R14: the curvature radius of image side surface of the seventh lens.

US Pat. No. 10,509,184

WELDING ASSEMBLY FOR COUPLING A TRANSMITTER OPTICAL SUBASSEMBLY (TOSA) MODULE TO AN OPTICAL TRANSMITTER OR TRANSCEIVER

Applied Optoelectronics, ...

1. A system for coupling a transceiver optical subassembly (TOSA) module to an associated subassembly housing:a first clamp portion having a plurality of walls that define a first tapered region and a mating surface, the mating surface extending along a longitudinal axis of the first clamp portion from a first end to a second end of the first clamp portion and being configured to couple to a second clamp portion;
a second clamp portion having a plurality of walls that define a second tapered region and a mating surface configured to couple to the mating surface of the first clamp portion;
wherein the first and second tapered regions of the first and second clamp portions, respectively, collectively form at least a portion of a TOSA module receptacle when the first and second clamp portions are coupled to each other, the TOSA module receptacle configured to securely hold the TOSA module at a fixed position; and
wherein the first clamp portion includes a plurality of passageways extending there through to receive temporary electrical connection members, the plurality of passageways extending substantially transverse relative to the longitudinal axis of the first clamp portion.

US Pat. No. 10,509,159

LIGHT SOURCE MODULE AND BACKLIGHT ASSEMBLY HAVING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A light source module, comprising:a first substrate including,
a plurality of connectors configured to at least receive a supply of electrical power, and
a plurality of first connection pads configured to be electrically connected to the plurality of connectors;
a plurality of second substrates on the first substrate, each second substrate including,
a plurality of light-emitting devices on an upper surface of the second substrate, wherein each light-emitting device is a chip,
a plurality of second connection pads on a lower surface of the second substrate, the plurality of second connection pads configured to be electrically connected to the plurality of light-emitting devices, the lower surface of the second substrate being on an opposite side of the second substrate in relation to the upper surface of the second substrate, and
a plurality of vias extending through an interior of the second substrate between the lower surface of the second substrate and the upper surface of the second substrate, the plurality of vias configured to electrically connect the plurality of light-emitting devices to separate, respective sets of second connection pads of the plurality of second connection pads; and
a plurality of connection members configured to electrically connect the plurality of first connection pads of the first substrate with the plurality of second connection pads of the plurality of second substrates.

US Pat. No. 10,509,155

SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND METHODS FOR CURVED WAVEGUIDES INTEGRATED WITH CURVED EYEGLASS LENSES

North Inc., Kitchener, O...

1. A transparent combiner for use in a wearable heads-up display, the transparent combiner comprising:a molded curved eyeglass lens comprising:
a molded curved waveguide portion that includes a first planar area and a second planar area; and
a first additional molded lens portion physically coupled to the first planar area of the molded curved waveguide portion to provide a substantially uniform curvature over a surface of the molded curved eyeglass lens;
a planar out-coupler physically coupled to the first planar area of the molded curved waveguide portion in between the molded curved waveguide portion and the first additional molded lens portion; and
a planar in-coupler physically coupled to the second planar area of the molded curved waveguide portion.

US Pat. No. 10,509,022

SYSTEM FOR IMAGING CAPTURED CELLS

Celsee Diagnostics, Inc.,...

1. A system for biological sample analysis, the system comprising:a platform including a set of guides that receive a set of imaging substrates at a broad surface of the platform;
a filter module superior to the platform including an excitation filter, an emission filter, and a dichroic mirror;
a first light source, inferior to the platform, configured to transmit light toward an imaging substrate of the set of imaging substrates from a first direction;
a second light source configured to transmit light through the excitation filter, to be reflected from the dichroic mirror, and to reach imaging substrate from a second direction opposed to the first direction;
a lens, coupled to a lens selector, that focuses light from the excitation filter onto a target object of the imaging substrate, and transmits light from the target object, through the dichroic mirror and the emission filter, toward an optical sensor;
a platform control module comprising a platform actuator coupled to the platform and configured to translate the platform within a plane perpendicular to an axis, into a first configuration that aligns at least one imaging substrate between the first light source and the lens; and
a filter stage, situated superior to the platform, configured to rotate the filter module about the axis, into a second configuration that positions the filter module to receive light from the second light source and to transmit light toward the optical sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,508,967

LEAK ISOLATION SYSTEM

American Sterilizer Compa...

1. A leak detection system for use in a vacuum sterilization chamber, the vacuum sterilization chamber having an inner surface in which one or more openings are defined such that one or more piping sections are respectively connected to the vacuum sterilization chamber through the openings, the leak detection system comprising:an elongated flexible tubing having one or more ends respectively dimensioned to connect to the openings;
one or more connectors respectively connected to the ends, the connectors being respectively dimensioned to sealingly engage the openings and to respectively communicate passages through the elongated flexible tubing with the piping sections, one or more of the connectors being inner surface connectors respectively comprising expansion members, the expansion members being respectively dimensioned to expand into sealing engagement with the openings and surface engagement with the inner surface defining the openings;
a sensing device attached to the elongated flexible tubing operable to measure changes in pressure in the piping sections; and
valves disposed relative to the sensing device and within the elongated flexible tubing, the valves being operable to selectively isolate one or more of the openings from others of the openings to enable the sensing device to measure the pressure changes in one or more of the piping sections respectively corresponding with the isolated openings.

US Pat. No. 10,508,956

TEMPERATURE ESTIMATION DEVICE AND ELECTRIC DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A temperature estimation device for estimating a temperature of an inductor component in an electric device connected to a DC power supply, the temperature estimation device comprising:a first calculation unit which receives a device inside temperature of the electric device, provides a first lag period to the device inside temperature, and outputs a reference estimation temperature of the inductor component;
a second calculation unit which calculates a first temperature change amount of the inductor component on the basis of detection values of voltage and current between the DC power supply and the electric device, provides a second lag period to the first temperature change amount, and outputs a resultant value;
a third calculation unit which adds the output from the second calculation unit, to the reference estimation temperature, to calculate a first estimation temperature of the inductor component;
a first prediction unit which predicts, on the basis of the first estimation temperature, a second temperature change amount of the inductor component from the first estimation temperature over a predetermined period; and
a second prediction unit which adds the second temperature change amount to the first estimation temperature, to predict a second estimation temperature of the inductor component.

US Pat. No. 10,508,949

DATA ACQUISITION DEVICE FOR OPTICAL COMPENSATION

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A data acquisition device for optical compensation comprising:a platform for carrying an LCD display panel; and
a linear image linear acquisition module located above the platform, the linear image acquisition module being of a linear structure and movable relative to the platform, and the linear image acquisition module is configured to collect luminance information of one or more lines of pixels of the LCD display panel at once,
where the linear image acquisition module is movable relative to the platform in a single one-dimensional direction, and an extending direction of the linear image acquisition module is perpendicular to a movement direction thereof relative to the platform,
where the single one-dimensional direction is a linear direction parallel to an extension direction of the platform, and
where the luminance information is data for the optical compensation of the LCD display panel.

US Pat. No. 10,508,931

MOTOR AND RESOLVER THEREOF

JOHNSON ELECTRIC INTERNAT...

1. A resolver comprising:a resolver stator comprising a plurality of resolver stator teeth and resolver stator windings wound around the resolver stator teeth;
a resolver rotor comprising a resolver rotor core received in a space surrounded by the resolver stator teeth and capable of rotating around a shaft axis;
wherein the resolver stator windings comprises:
a plurality of first output windings wound around each of the resolver stator teeth by a first number of turns;
a plurality of second output windings wound around each of the resolver stator teeth by a second number of turns; and
a plurality of exciting windings wound around each resolver stator teeth by a third number of turns;
wherein the resolver rotor core is in an annular shape, and the outer radius R at any one point of peripheral surface of the resolver rotor core meets:

RS is an inner radius of the resolver stator core,
Rmax is a maximum outer radius of the resolver rotor core,
Rmin is a minimum outer radius of the resolver rotor core,
? is an angle position of the any one point; and
p is the number of pole pairs of the resolver rotor core.

US Pat. No. 10,508,918

VEHICLE COMPASS SYSTEM WITH HEATED WINDSHIELD COMPENSATION

MAGNA MIRRORS OF AMERICA,...

1. A vehicle directional heading system suitable for use in a vehicle, said vehicle directional heading system comprising:a forward viewing camera disposed at an upper central region of a windshield of a vehicle equipped with said vehicle directional heading system;
said forward viewing camera viewing to the exterior of the equipped vehicle through a heatable localized region of the windshield;
wherein the heatable localized region of the windshield comprises a heating element disposed thereat, and wherein the heating element is heated by an electrically resistive material of the heating element passing an applied electric current when the heating element is electrically powered;
a compass system comprising a compass sensor and associated compass circuitry;
wherein said compass circuitry, responsive to an output of said compass sensor indicative of sensed magnetic fields, is operable to determine a directional heading of the equipped vehicle;
wherein, when the heatable localized region is heated via the electrically resistive material of the heating element passing an applied electric current, a magnetic signature is generated;
wherein said compass sensor of said compass system senses said magnetic signature; and
wherein said compass circuitry determines a vehicle directional heading of the equipped vehicle that is compensated for said magnetic signature.

US Pat. No. 10,508,916

LASER LEVEL

1. A laser level including a top surface and a bottom surface parallel to each other, and a main body to be installed with a plurality of vials, characterized in that: one end of the level main body has an integrally extended configuration of a base, said base is pivotally connected to one end of the connector, while the other end of the connector is bound with a laser module, so that the laser module can freely rotate around the pivot between the connector and the base to adjust the projection angle of the laser beam.

US Pat. No. 10,508,915

METHOD FOR GENERATING A 3D COMBINED MODEL THAT REPRESENTS A SCENE

1. Method for generating a 3D combined model that represents a scene (1), in which scene (1) base members (11) are attached to scene elements (2) and wherein each base member (11) is associated with a respective reference point (23), which method comprises the steps of:acquiring the coordinates in an external geodetic frame of said reference points (23);
detachably connecting first reference members (20), comprising primary means (21), to said base members (11) in predetermined positional relationships;
acquiring at least one 3D primary model that represents the scene (1), which 3D primary model comprises a plurality of primary model elements, some of which represent points on the scene elements (2) and some of which represent points on said primary means (21), wherein each primary model element is assigned measured primary physical property values in the form of coordinates in a local three-dimensional coordinate system of the corresponding point;
wherein the method comprises the steps of:
acquiring at least one secondary model that represents the scene (1), which secondary model comprises a plurality of secondary model elements, some of which represent points associated with scene elements (2) and some of which represent points associated with secondary means (41; 62), connected to said base members (11) in predetermined positional relationships, wherein each secondary model element is associated with at least one measured secondary physical property value associated with the corresponding point;
processing the acquired information to generate a 3D combined model that represents the scene (1), wherein at least some combined model elements are associated with known coordinates in the external geodetic frame, and wherein at least some combined model elements are associated with both first and second measured physical property values.

US Pat. No. 10,508,876

OPERATING MODE SELECTION MECHANISM AND METHOD FOR A FIREARM

1. An apparatus for a selective fire firearm, comprising:a selectively enabled electronic firing system including an electronic actuator that is operable to fire the firearm in response to a pull of a trigger of the firearm and the electronic firing system being enabled by activation of a switch;
a selector mechanism including a mode selector movable between a safety mode position to prevent firing of the firearm, a semi-automatic firing mode position to enable a semi-automatic firing of the firearm, an automatic firing mode position to enable automatic firing of the firearm, and an electronic firing mode position; and
a detent mechanism engaged to the selector mechanism, wherein the selector mechanism is configured to selectively position the detent mechanism into and out of engagement with the switch so that activation of the switch by the detent mechanism occurs with the mode selector in the electronic firing mode position, wherein activation of the switch enables the electronic firing system so the pull of the trigger actuates the electronic actuator to fire the firearm.

US Pat. No. 10,508,875

APPARATUS FOR LOADING CARTRIDGES INTO A FIREARM MAGAZINE

QUIK MAG, INC., Tucson, ...

1. A self-loading firearm magazine comprising:a housing comprising a top end and a bottom end;
a magazine spring disposed within said housing:
a carrier plate disposed on a first end of said magazine spring: an attachment pin disposed on said carrier plate;
a pull string having a first end and a second end, wherein said first end is attached to said attachment pin;
a motor disposed adjacent said bottom end of said housing;
a pulley connected to said motor;
wherein:
said second end of said pull string is attached to said pulley.

US Pat. No. 10,508,864

EVAPORATIVE COOLING IN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURED HEAT EXCHANGERS

Hamilton Sundstrand Corpo...

1. A method of evaporative cooling in an environmental control system, the method comprising:forcing a liquid into a channel disposed within a portion of a heat exchanger, wherein the heat exchanger comprises:
a plate with an external surface, wherein the external surface completely bounds an entirety of an interior of the plate;
the channel disposed in the heat exchanger, wherein the channel passes through a portion of the interior of the plate; and
a nozzle integrally disposed in the heat exchanger, wherein the nozzle extends through a portion of the external surface and is fluidly connected to the channel, wherein the nozzle is configured to transport a liquid from the channel, through the external surface, and to distribute the liquid onto a portion of the external surface of the heat exchanger;
transporting the liquid through the channel;
delivering the liquid to the nozzle;
ejecting the liquid from the nozzle;
distributing the liquid ejected from the nozzle onto the external surface of the heat exchanger; and
evaporating the liquid into passing cooling air.

US Pat. No. 10,508,820

DEVICE FOR PRODUCING WATER DROPLETS FOR AIR HUMIDIFICATION AND A HUMIDIFICATION SYSTEM WITH SUCH DEVICES

16. A system for humidification or adiabatic cooling of several compartments, such as rooms or cabinets or terrariums, comprising a water conduit leading to the several compartments, devices according to claim 1 being connected in series to the water conduit and being arranged to release droplets into the respective compartment, and comprising at least one humidification sensor, and in particular one humidification sensor per compartment, that controls one or several devices by sending its signals to a corresponding controller of said devices.

US Pat. No. 10,508,807

REMOTE BURNER MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Air Products and Chemical...

1. A remote burner monitoring system comprising:one or more burners mounted in a furnace, each burner including:
integrated sensors; and
an instrument enclosure positioned toward a rear of the burner distal from the furnace, the instrument enclosure containing:
a data collector corresponding to the burner for receiving and aggregating data from the integrated sensors of the burner, and
a local transmitter for transmitting the data aggregated by the data collector;
a data center configured and programmed to receive the data from each of the local transmitters; and
a server configured and programmed to store at least a portion of the data, to convert the data into a display format, and to provide connectivity to enable receipt and transmission of data and the display format via a network including at least one of a wired network, a cellular network, and a Wi-Fi network;
wherein the data collector of each of the burners is programmed to provide power to individual sensors only when data is to be collected, based on one or both of a combination of sensed data and a periodic schedule, and taking into account the specific requirements of each of the individual sensors.

US Pat. No. 10,508,805

T-BAR FOR SUSPENDED CEILING WITH HEAT DISSIPATION SYSTEM FOR LED LIGHTING

JLC-TECH IP, LLC, Weston...

1. A T-bar for a suspended ceiling, the T-bar comprising:an elongated rigid spine extending from a first terminal end to a second terminal end;
a fixed anchor attached to the elongated rigid spine on at least one of the first or second terminal ends;
a lower portion of the elongated rigid spine including a first rest shelf portion and a second rest shelf portion, the first rest shelf portion extending from the elongated rigid spine in a first lateral direction, the second rest shelf portion extending from the elongated rigid spine in a second lateral direction, the second lateral direction being opposite the first lateral direction, the first and second rest shelf portions and elongated rigid spine forming a cross-sectional form of the T-bar from the first terminal end to the second terminal end, the cross-sectional form of the T-bar configured for placement of the suspended ceiling above the lower portion of the elongated rigid spine;
at least one light source adjacent a bottom side of each the first and second rest shelf portion and attached to the first or second rest shelf portion;
a light source covering adapted and configured to cover the at least one light source and to be located below the first and second rest shelf portions, the light source covering configured to allow passage of light illuminating from the light source through the light source covering; and
a first side wall extending downward from a bottom side of the first rest shelf portion and extending from a first terminal end of the first rest shelf portion to a second terminal end of the first rest shelf portion, and a second side wall extending downward from a bottom side of the second rest shelf portion and extending from a first terminal end of the second rest shelf portion to a second terminal end of the second rest shelf portion, the first and second side walls and the bottom sides of the first and second rest shelf portions forming a light housing to contain the at least one light source of the T-bar.

US Pat. No. 10,508,781

LIGHT BAR ASSEMBLING DEVICE AND LIGHT BAR ASSEMBLING METHOD USING THE SAME

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A light bar assembling device, comprising:a rotating platform provided with bonding process positioning carriers for a back plate to be bonded with the light bar and pressing process positioning carriers for the back plate bonded with the light bar, wherein each of the bonding process positioning carriers has a groove that matches a side edge of the light bar to be mounted, and each of the pressing process positioning carriers has a boss that matches a body shape of the back plate bonded with the light bar; and
a press drive module disposed at an outside of the rotating platform and comprising a pressing head,
wherein the press drive module is configured to drive the pressing head to stretch out in a plane parallel to a rotation plane of the rotating platform to perform a pressing operation on the light bar bonded at the back plate, when the pressing process positioning carrier carrying the back plate bonded with the light bar rotates along with the rotating platform to be aligned with the press drive module.

US Pat. No. 10,508,749

VALVE OF A HYDRAULICALLY STRIKING DEVICE

Doofor Oy, Nokia (FI)

1. A valve of a hydraulically striking device comprisinga housing comprising a moving member being seated inside the housing to be moved in a reciprocating manner by means of a hydraulic fluid, wherein the moving member comprises an inner space,
wherein the valve comprises at least a first return space and a first pressure space provided, in the axial direction, at a distance from one another on an inner surface of the housing facing the moving member,
wherein the rest of the inner surface of the housing in the same axial positions of the first return space and the first pressure space forms guide surfaces that are concentric with the moving member and against the moving member and that are arranged for centering the moving member,
wherein the pressure space and the return space are axial grooves made in the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,508,748

CONTROL VALVE

YAMADA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A control valve comprising:a casing that has
a tube portion in which an outflow opening for a fluid is formed, and
a first shaft support wall and a second shaft support wall which respectively block both end opening portions of the tube portion in an axial direction;
a rotor that has
a rotary shaft which includes a first side end portion rotatably supported by the first shaft support wall via a first bearing and a second side end portion rotatably supported by the second shaft support wall via a second bearing, and
a valve tube portion which surrounds the rotary shaft and in which a communication opening communicating with the outflow opening in accordance with a rotation of the rotary shaft is formed;
a first sealing ring that is disposed between a position on an inner side of the first bearing in the axial direction on the first shaft support wall and the rotary shaft; and
a second sealing ring that is disposed between a position on an inner side of the second bearing in the axial direction on the second shaft support wall and the rotary shaft,
wherein the first side end portion of the rotary shaft is formed into a stepped shape having a first stepped surface which is able to come into contact with the first bearing from the inner side in the axial direction,
wherein the second side end portion of the rotary shaft is formed into a stepped shape having a second stepped surface which is able to come into contact with the second bearing from the inner side in the axial direction,
wherein areas of the first side end portion and the second side end portion projected in the axial direction are set to be equal to each other,
wherein open-to-atmosphere portions which allow portions on outer sides of the first sealing ring and the second sealing ring in the axial direction to be open to the atmosphere are respectively formed on the first shaft support wall and the second shaft support wall,
wherein a plurality of outer side penetration holes is formed on an outer side of one of the open-to-atmosphere portions in a radial direction, and
wherein inner diameters of the outer side penetration holes and the one of the open-to-atmosphere portions are smaller than gaps between the casing and the valve tube portion.

US Pat. No. 10,508,741

COUPLING DEVICE FOR THE ROTARY COUPLING OF A PIVOT SHAFT OF A FLAP DIAPHRAGM OF AN EXHAUST GAS FLAP WITH A DRIVE ELEMENT

1. An exhaust gas flap for an exhaust gas stream of an internal combustion engine, the exhaust gas flap comprising:a flap tube;
a pivot shaft;
a flap diaphragm carried in the interior of the flap tube on the pivot shaft and rotatable about a pivot axis;
a pivot drive with a drive element driving the pivot shaft; and
a coupling device coupling the drive element with the pivot shaft for joint rotation of the drive element and the pivot shaft about the pivot axis, the coupling device comprising:
a first coupling part with a first coupling area configured to couple with the pivot shaft; and
a second coupling part with a second coupling area configured to couple with the drive element, wherein the first coupling part and the second coupling part are in a rotary coupling positive-locking meshing state with one another and are made of spring material and are supported on one another in a direction of the pivot axis in the coupled state, such that the first coupling area is prestressed in a direction of the pivot shaft and the second coupling area is prestressed in a direction of the drive element, and that the pivot shaft is prestressed by the coupling device in the direction away from the drive element.

US Pat. No. 10,508,734

METHOD FOR OPERATING A TRANSMISSION DEVICE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE, AND CORRESPONDING TRANSMISSION DEVICE

AUDI AG, Ingolstadt (DE)...

1. A method for operating a transmission device for a motor vehicle, comprising:a driving gear is selected from a driving gear quantity and set to a transmission, wherein in a normal operating mode, the driving gear quantity is compiled from a specified number of driving gears contained in a total driving gear quantity, wherein the total driving gear quantity contains all of the driving gears of the transmission, and wherein the driving gear quantity is compiled as a function of at least one state variable of the motor vehicle, and wherein the driving gear is selected independently from the compiling of the driving gear quantity.

US Pat. No. 10,508,728

RESIN SIDE COVER FOR TRANSMISSION CASE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A resin side cover for a transmission case, the resin side cover configured to be mounted on a vehicle and disposed on the transmission case at a front side of the vehicle, the resin side cover constituting a vehicle front side surface section of an oil storage section in which oil is stored in the transmission case, the resin side cover comprising:a protrusion disposed above an oil surface of the oil stored in the oil storage section, the protrusion protruding toward the front side of the vehicle and constituting the foremost section of the transmission case; and
a fragile section disposed between the protrusion and the oil surface of the oil,
wherein a longitudinal axis of the fragile section extends transversely in a lateral direction across the resin side cover.

US Pat. No. 10,508,727

DRIVE SYSTEM AND DRIVE SUB-ASSEMBLY FOR DRIVING A SHAFT

SPX Flow, Inc., Charlott...

1. A drive sub-assembly for driving a shaft, the drive sub-assembly comprising:a hub extending from a first end face to a second end face along a longitudinal axis, the hub having an outer circumferential surface arranged to engage a first bearing assembly and a first inner circumferential surface arranged to engage an output shaft, the first bearing assembly comprising a first inner race, first rollers, and a first outer race;
a second bearing assembly comprising a second inner race, second rollers, and a second outer race;
a gear attached to the second end face of the hub, the gear having a second inner circumferential surface that is arranged to directly engage the second outer race; and
a housing assembly, wherein the outer circumferential surface defines:
a first recess proximate to the first end face; and
a shoulder between the first recess and the second end face along the longitudinal axis, wherein the first inner race and the first rollers are mounted on the shoulder, wherein the first outer race and second inner race are attached to said housing assembly, and wherein the first inner circumferential surface defines a second recess proximate to the second end face.

US Pat. No. 10,508,720

ADAPTER ASSEMBLY WITH PLANETARY GEAR DRIVE FOR INTERCONNECTING ELECTROMECHANICAL SURGICAL DEVICES AND SURGICAL LOADING UNITS, AND SURGICAL SYSTEMS THEREOF

Covidien LP, Mansfield, ...

1. An adapter assembly for selectively interconnecting a surgical loading unit that is configured to perform a function and a surgical device that is configured to actuate the surgical loading unit, the surgical loading unit including an axially translatable drive member, and the surgical device including a plurality of rotatable drive shafts, the adapter assembly comprising:a housing configured and adapted for connection with the surgical device;
an outer tube extending distally from the housing to a distal end portion configured and adapted for connection with the surgical loading unit, the distal end portion of the outer tube including a switch having a tab extending distally from a distal end of the switch and an extension extending inwardly toward a center of the outer tube; and
a firing assembly supported within the housing and the outer tube, the firing assembly including:
a firing shaft including a proximal end configured for operative engagement with a rotatable drive shaft of the plurality of rotatable drive shafts of the surgical device;
a bevel gear assembly including a proximal end in mechanical engagement with a distal end portion of the firing shaft;
a ring gear disposed within the distal end portion of the outer tube;
a sun gear disposed at a distal end of the bevel gear assembly within the ring gear;
a plurality of planetary gears disposed around and meshingly engaged with teeth of the sun gear and teeth of the ring gear;
a spider plate operably coupled to the plurality of planetary gears;
a spider gear operably coupled to the spider plate and disposed proximal of the ring gear; and
a distal gear disposed on a shaft extending distally from the spider plate, the distal gear being operatively engageable with the axially translatable drive member of the surgical loading unit,
the switch being movable between a proximal position in which the tab is disengaged from the ring gear and the extension is engaged with the spider gear such that the spider plate is held stationary to allow the plurality of planetary gears to rotate the distal end portion of the outer tube, and a distal position in which the tab is engaged with the ring gear and the extension is disengaged from the spider gear such that the ring gear is held stationary to allow the plurality of planetary gears to effect a function of the surgical loading unit.

US Pat. No. 10,508,718

INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

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

1. An internal combustion engine comprising:a driving sprocket (45) integrally rotatable with a crankshaft (20);
a driven sprocket (46) integrally rotatable with a camshaft (41) driving a valve train (40);
a cam chain (47) wound between the driving sprocket (45) and the driven sprocket (46) and transferring power of the crankshaft (20) to the camshaft (41);
a cam chain tensioner (51) for pressing the cam chain (47) at a position between the driving sprocket (45) and the driven sprocket (46);
a tensioner lifter (60) for pressing the cam chain tensioner (51) with a predetermined pressure; and
a driving-sprocket cam chain guide (70) for guiding the cam chain (47) along the driving sprocket (45);
wherein, as viewed in a crankshaft axial direction, the driving-sprocket cam chain guide (70) includes a guide body (71) extending beyond a winding termination point (P) of the cam chain (47) on the driving sprocket (45) to a position adjoining a chain moving surface (52a) of the cam chain tensioner (51), on which the cam chain (47) slides.

US Pat. No. 10,508,692

PROPELLER SHAFT AND PROPELLER SHAFT PRODUCTION METHOD

HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM...

1. A propeller shaft for transmitting rotation from a drive source of a vehicle to a drive wheel of the vehicle, the propeller shaft comprising:a shaft section adapted to be provided between a first shaft on a drive source's side and a second shaft on a drive wheel's side;
an outer circumferential portion provided on the shaft section and formed with an inside circumferential surface defining an inside cavity;
an inner circumferential member provided in the outer circumferential portion and formed with an inside circumferential surface defining an inside cavity;
a plurality of balls provided between the outer circumferential portion and the inner circumferential member;
outer engagement grooves which are formed in the inside circumferential surface of the outer circumferential portion in a manner to extend along a rotation axis of the shaft section and which are arranged to receive the balls and thereby to regulate relative rotation between the balls and the outer circumferential portion around the rotation axis of the shaft section;
inner engagement grooves which are formed in an outside circumferential surface of the inner circumferential member, and which are arranged to receive the balls and thereby to regulate relative rotation between the balls and the inner circumferential member around the rotation axis of the shaft section;
an internally splined portion which is formed in the inside circumferential surface of the inner circumferential member and which is adapted to be engaged with an externally splined portion of a mating shaft which is one of the first shaft and the second shaft;
a sleeve receiving portion which is formed in the inner circumferential member on an outward side toward the mating shaft and which is shaped to enlarge the inside cavity of the inner circumferential member so that an inside diameter of the inner circumferential member is greater in the sleeve receiving portion than in a region in which the internally splined portion is formed;
a sleeve member including a tubular main portion which extends axially from an outward end to an inward end, and includes an insert portion formed to extend from the inward end toward the outward end and inserted into the sleeve receiving portion of the inner circumferential member and an inside circumferential surface defining an inside cavity into which the mating shaft is to be inserted, the inside circumferential surface of the sleeve member being covered with a coating higher in rust resistance than a material of the tubular main portion; and
an annular seal member provided between the sleeve member and the mating shaft,
wherein the sleeve member includes an inward side taper portion tapered to decrease an inside diameter of the tubular main portion gradually to an inward end of the insert portion which extends in an inward direction toward the shaft section to the inward end of the insert portion.

US Pat. No. 10,508,677

TAPERED THREAD CONNECTION PAIR

1. A tapered-thread connection pair, comprising an external thread and an internal thread in a threaded connection with each other; wherein the external thread is defined on a main body, and the internal thread is defined in a connection hole; the external thread comprises an outside helical surface and a first end helical surface; a shape of the outside helical surface is the same as a shape of a lateral surface of a first solid of revolution formed by using a first right trapezoid as a generatrix, rotating uniformly around a cathetus of the first right trapezoid which is coincident with a center axis of the main body, and synchronously, axially and uniformly moving the first right trapezoid along the center axis of the main body; a shape of the first end helical surface is the same as a shape of helical end surface with a same direction as an axial moving direction of the first solid of revolution; the internal thread comprises an inside helical surface and a second end helical surface; a shape of the inside helical surface is the same as a shape of a lateral surface of a second solid of revolution formed by using a second right trapezoid as a generatrix, rotating uniformly around a cathetus of the second right trapezoid which is coincident with a center axis of the connection hole, and synchronously, axially and uniformly moving the second right trapezoid along the center axis of the connection hole; a shape of the second end helical surface is the same as a shape of helical end surface with a same direction as an axial moving direction of the second solid of revolution; a first cone angle (?1) is formed between outside helical surfaces; a second cone angle (?2) is formed between inside helical surfaces; the external thread is in a geometrical shape of a helical external cone; the outside helical surface is a helical external conical surface of the helical external cone; the first end helical surface is a helical end surface of the helical external cone; the internal thread is in a geometrical shape of a helical internal cone; the inside helical surface is a helical internal conical surface of the helical internal cone; the second end helical surface is a helical end surface of the helical internal cone; the outside and inside helical surfaces are matched with each other and are centralized under the guiding of a helix until interference contacting; the internal and external cones are sized until interference fitting; a helical external thread line is formed between two adjacent outside helical surfaces; an external helix guide angle (?1) is defined as an angle between an inclined surface formed by a highest point and a lowest point of the external thread line and an axis of the external thread; a helical internal thread line is formed between two adjacent inside helical surfaces; an internal helix guide angle (?2) is defined as an angle between an inclined surface formed by a highest point and a lowest point of the internal thread line and an axis of the internal thread; self-locking capability, leak-tightness, loading capability of the tapered thread connection pair is determined by values of the first cone angle (?1) of the outside helical surfaces and a second cone angle (?2) of inside helical surfaces; and fastening and connecting functions are realized by sizing of internal and external cones until interference fitting.

US Pat. No. 10,508,671

MULTI-ORIENTABLE STRUT CHANNEL SUPPORT SYSTEM

1. A strut channel support system comprises:a first brace;
a second brace;
a fastening mechanism;
the first brace and the second brace each comprise a U-shaped channel, a base, a fastener-engagement point, and a strut-attachment feature;
the base being terminally connected to the U-shaped channel;
the fastener-engagement point being centrally integrated into the base;
the strut-attachment feature being integrated into the U-shaped channel;
the fastener-engagement point of the first brace and the fastener-engagement point of the second brace being mechanically coupled to each other by the fastening mechanism;
the first brace, the second brace, and the fastening mechanism being arranged into a rotational configuration;
the base of the first brace being positioned parallel and adjacent to the base of the second brace;
the base of the first brace and the base of the second brace being pressed against each other by the fastening mechanism; and
a central axis of the U-shaped channel being oriented to the base at an acute angle.

US Pat. No. 10,508,667

HINGE CLAMP FOR A BICYCLE FRAME AND OTHER STRUCTURES

1. A clamp assembly adapted to clamp a hinge assembly of a folding bicycle, said hinge clamp comprising:a bolt, said bolt comprising a bolt head;
a handle coupled to said bolt, said handle comprising a first end and a second end, said handle adapted to turn said bolt, said handle adapted to slide over the bolt head in a first rotary configuration relative to the bolt, said handle to be constrained under the bolt head in a second rotary configuration relative to the bolt; and
a clamp plate, said clamp plate comprising:
a central plate portion;
an upper ridge extension extending from an upper area of said central plate portion;
a lower ridge extension extending from a lower area of said central plate portion; and
a hole through said central plate portion.

US Pat. No. 10,508,598

COOLING SYSTEMS FOR GAS TURBINE ENGINES

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. An air-oil cooler for a gas turbine engine, comprising:a lubricant channel extending between a lubricant inlet and a lubricant outlet;
an air cooling structure bounding the lubricant channel, wherein the air cooling structure has an arcuate shape configured for circumferentially spanning at least a portion of a gas turbine engine core;
a bypass channel radially inward of and extending in parallel with the lubricant channel;
an apportioning device integral with air-oil cooler, the apportioning device providing separate flows of lubricant into the lubricant channel and the bypass channel; and
an air diverter in selective fluid communication with an external environment to selectively provide airflow to the air-oil cooler, wherein the air diverter varies the airflow to the air-oil cooler based on an operational condition, wherein the operational condition is a lubricant temperature or a temperature of the external environment.

US Pat. No. 10,508,596

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LIQUID AIR ENERGY STORAGE

1. A liquid air energy storage system, the system comprising:a liquid air storage means;
an input of a first pump in fluid communication with the liquid air storage means;
a first heat exchanger in fluid communication with an output of the first pump;
a second heat exchanger in fluid communication first heat exchanger and configured to receive the fluid stream from the first pump and the first heat exchanger;
a first expander turbine generator in fluid communication with the second heat exchanger;
the first heat exchanger in fluid communication with the first expander turbine generator;
a third heat exchanger in fluid communication with the first heat exchanger and configured to receive the fluid stream from the first expander turbine generator and the first heat exchanger;
a second expander turbine generator in fluid communication with the third heat exchanger;
the first heat exchanger in fluid communication with the second expander turbine generator;
the fluid stream from second expander turbine generator and first heat exchanger in fluid communication with ambient atmosphere;
a refrigerant stream in fluid communication with a third expander turbine generator;
a fourth heat exchanger in fluid communication with the third expander turbine generator;
a fourth expander turbine generator in fluid communication with the fourth heat exchanger;
a fifth heat exchanger in fluid communication with the fourth expander turbine generator;
the first heat exchanger in fluid communication with the fifth heat exchanger;
an input of a second pump in fluid communication with the first heat exchanger, and configured to receive the refrigerant stream from the fifth heat exchanger and the and the first heat exchanger;
the first heat exchanger in fluid communication with the output of the second pump;
a sixth heat exchanger in fluid communication with the first heat exchanger, and configured to receive the refrigerant stream from the output of the second pump and the first heat exchanger; and
the third expander turbine generator in fluid communication with the sixth heat exchanger.

US Pat. No. 10,508,419

RAINWATER COLLECTION DEVICE

1. A rainwater distribution system comprisinga reservoir, a distribution system, a plurality of hoses, and a cart;
wherein the reservoir, the distribution system, and the plurality of hoses mount on the cart;
wherein the rainwater distribution system collects accumulated rainfall from one or more storage containers into the reservoir;
wherein the rainwater distribution system pumps the accumulated rainfall from the reservoir for use in irrigation;
wherein the accumulated rainfall refers to water collected from rainfall run off by the one or more storage containers;
wherein the distribution system comprises a plurality of valves, a plurality of check valves, a pump, a filter, a battery, and a plurality of switches;
wherein the plurality of switches comprises a supply switch, a release switch, a pump maintenance switch, and a pump power switch;
wherein the plurality of valves comprises a supply feed valve, an irrigation valve, a reservoir feed valve, a reservoir discharge valve, a pump intake maintenance valve, and a pump discharge maintenance valve;
wherein the supply switch simultaneously actuates the supply feed valve and the reservoir feed valve;
wherein the release switch simultaneously actuates the irrigation valve and the reservoir discharge valve;
wherein the pump maintenance switch simultaneously actuates the pump intake maintenance valve and the pump discharge maintenance valve;
wherein the pump power switch operates the pump.

US Pat. No. 10,508,382

SQUEEZE PIN

1. A squeeze pin, comprising:a spring-wire structure having an upper horizontal span;
mirror-image side portions extending downward from opposite ends of the upper horizontal span; and
lower portions proceeding from lower ends of the side portions first inward, and then back outward, ending at sharp engagement points presented in opposite directions, substantially parallel with the upper horizontal span;
wherein the spring-wire structure lies within a plane.

US Pat. No. 10,508,071

METHOXYCARBONYLATION WITH FORMIC ACID AND METHANOL

EVONIK DEGUSSA GMBH, Ess...

1. A process for the methoxycarbonylation of alkenes to form a methyl ester of an acid that corresponds to the alkene comprising the process steps of:a) adding an olefin to form a reaction mixture;
b) introducing to the mixture a compound comprising Pd, wherein the Pd is capable of forming a complex;
c) introducing to the mixture a compound of general formula (I):

wherein R1, R2, R3 and R4 are each independently selected from the group consisting of: -H, -(C1-C12)-alkyl, -O-(C1-C12)-alkyl, -(C4-C14)-aryl, -O-(C4-C14)-aryl, cycloalkyl, -(C1i-C12)-heteroalkyl, -O-(C1-C12)- heteroalkyl, -(C3-C14) heteroaryl, -O-(C3-C14)-heteroaryl, -COO-alkyl, -COO-aryl, -C-O-alkyl, C-O-aryl, NH2, and halogen;
wherein the recited alkyl groups, aryl groups, cycloalkyl, heteroalkyl groups and heteroaryl groups may be substituted with:
-(C1-C12)-alkyl, -O-(C1-C12)-alkyl or halogen; and at least one of the radicals R1, R2, R3 and R4 does not represent phenyl;
d) introducing to the mixture MeOH;
e) introducing to the mixture HCOOH,
wherein the employed volume of HCOOH based on 2 mmol of olefin is in the range from 0.3 ml to 0.8 ml:
f) heating of the reaction mixture to convert the olefin, MeOH and HCOOH into the methyl ester where no CO gas is supplied to the reaction mixture.

US Pat. No. 10,507,470

METHOD OF SORTING TRASH FOR RECYCLING OF PAPER AND APPARATUS FOR SORTING TRASH FOR PAPER RECYCLING

Van Dyk Baler Corp., Sta...

1. A garbage processing apparatus comprising:at least one sorter configured to sort paper from garbage fed to the sorter, the paper having a moisture content that is above a pre-selected threshold;
at least one dryer having a chamber configured to receive the paper sorted from the garbage to heat the paper to reduce the moisture content of the paper to being at or below the pre-selected threshold; a sensor positioned to measure the moisture content of the paper in the chamber
wherein the dryer is comprised of at least one arm that is moveable within the chamber of the dryer to agitate the paper as the paper is heated and the dryer is configured to clean the paper as the paper is heated therein;
wherein the dryer is also comprised of a grate, the grate having holes in communication with the chamber sized and configured so that hot air is passable into the chamber via the holes for heating the paper and dirt that is removed from the paper as the paper is heated in the chamber is also passable through the holes for exiting the chamber of the dryer.

US Pat. No. 10,507,394

CHILDREN'S ENTERTAINMENT DEVICE WITH WATER SLIDE

1. A children's entertainment device with a water slide, comprising:a water slide provided with a first chamber; and
a first water spray pipe provided with a plurality of first water spray holes;
wherein the water slide comprises an upper sheet and a lower sheet, an edge of the upper sheet and an edge of the lower sheet are directly connected to one another to form the first chamber for containing water or air, the edge joint of the upper sheet and the lower sheet defines an outer boundary of the water slide, and there is no connection of the upper sheet and the lower sheet within the outer boundary;
the upper sheet providing a flat and smooth surface for sliding;
a plurality of ribbons are arranged inside the first chamber with an upper end of the ribbon connected to the upper sheet and a lower end of the ribbon connected to the lower sheet; and
wherein the first water spray pipe is connected with the edge joint of the upper sheet and the lower sheet or disposed on the upper sheet of the water slide.

US Pat. No. 10,507,357

FOOT STRETCHING DEVICE

1. A foot stretching device comprising:a base member defining a top face, a bottom face, a first end, and a second end, the bottom face configured to rest on a floor during use;
an upright member configured for positioning against a wall during use, the upright member extending from the first end of the base member in a direction opposite the bottom face of the base member in an assembled state, the upright member and the base member forming a right angle;
wherein the upright member defines a front face opposite a back face, and further wherein in the assembled state a distance between the front face and the second end of the base member is less than a distance between the back face and the second end of the base member, and further wherein the front face defines a receiving zone that is substantially planar and arranged perpendicular to a major plane of the top face of the base member; and
a heelpiece removably attached to the top face of the base member between the first and second ends of the base member.

US Pat. No. 10,507,346

IMAGING SYSTEM FOR FIRE FIGHTING TRAINING

LION GROUP, INC., Dayton...

1. A system comprising an imaging device including:a first image capture device configured to detect longwave infrared electromagnetic radiation;
a second image capture device configured to detect near infrared electromagnetic radiation, wherein the first image capture device includes an aperture that is separate and apart from an aperture of the second image capture device;
a display configured to display a visible representation of the detected infrared longwave electromagnetic radiation and the detected near infrared electromagnetic radiation; and
an imaging device controller operatively coupled to the first image capture device and to the second image capture device, wherein the imaging device controller is configured to create a composite image for display on said display, wherein said composite image is based upon an output of said first image capture device and said second image capture device, and wherein the imaging device is configured for use with a display device that is configured to display an image with visible light and an image with near infrared electromagnetic radiation.

US Pat. No. 10,507,277

BLOOD TREATMENT CASSETTE WITH FILM VALVE AND ELASTIC SPACER AS WELL AS BLOOD TREATMENT APPARATUS

Fresenius Medical Care De...

1. A blood treatment cassette having a cassette body comprising a hard part and a film, wherein the film is connected to the hard part and at least partially covers the hard part,wherein the hard part comprises a valve base that cooperates with a section of the film adjacent the valve base to form a valve, wherein the valve is configured to be moved from a first open position in which the valve base and the section of the film adjacent the valve base do not touch each other to a second position in which the valve base and the section of the film adjacent the valve base touch each other when a force is applied to the section of the film adjacent the valve base,
wherein the blood treatment cassette comprises a spring element connected to the hard part, the spring element comprising at least two humps defining at least one groove or recess therebetween, the spring element being configured such that each of the at least two humps contacts and applies force to the section of the film adjacent the valve base when the valve is in the first open position.

US Pat. No. 10,507,267

HIGHLY HYDROPHOBIC ANTIFOULING COATINGS FOR IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICES

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method for forming an organocatalyzed polythioether coating, the method comprising:providing a first solution comprising a bis-silylated dithiol and a fluoroarene, the bis-silylated dithiol comprising 2,2,11,11-tetramethyl-3,10-dithia-2,11-disiladodecane;
providing a second solution comprising an organocatalyst;
mixing the first solution and the second solution to form a mixed solution;
applying the mixed solution to a substrate; and
curing the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,507,264

CROSS-LINKED HYDROGELS AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

REGELTEC, INC., Baltimor...

1. A method of repairing or supplementing the nucleus of an intervertebral disc in a patient in need thereof, comprising:(a) filling a syringe with a hydrogel comprising:
about 12 wt. % to about 22 wt. % of polyvinyl alcohol;
about 0.12 wt. percent to about 0.22 wt. % of polyvinylpyrrolidone;
about 12 wt. % to about 22 wt. % non-functionalized polyethylene glycol having a Mw of about 500 Da to about 2,000 Da; and
a solvent,
wherein the hydrogel does not contain a chemically cross-linked polymer;
(b) heating the hydrogel of step (a) to about 65° C.;
(c) connecting a 15 gauge or smaller needle to the syringe;
(d) inserting the needle into the nucleus of an intervertebral disc in need of repair or supplement; and
(e) injecting a therapeutically effective amount of the hydrogel, wherein the hydrogel does not contain a chemically cross-linked polymer, into the nucleus of an intervertebral disc to provide a tissue implant.

US Pat. No. 10,507,260

BIOMEDICAL FOAMS

Stryker European Holdings...

1. A nasal packing comprising a phase-separated polymer including an amorphous segment and a crystalline segment, said polymer having the formula:—[R-Q1[—R?—Z1—[R?—Z2—R?—Z3]p—R?—Z4]q—R?-Q2]-n  (I),
wherein:
the amorphous segment comprises R, and at least one R comprises the reaction product of a polyethylene glycol initiator having a number average molecular weight of 600 to 2000 g/mol, lactide, and ?-caprolactone, such that said at least one R comprises a first polyester segment based on lactide and ?-caprolactone, a central hydrophilic segment based on polyethylene glycol, and a second polyester segment based on lactide and ?-caprolactone, wherein said at least one R comprises:
polyethylene glycol in a content of 10-60 wt. %, and
lactide and ?-caprolactone in a content of 5-60 wt. %,
R? and R? are independently C2-C8 alkylene,
Z1-Z4 are each urethane,
Q1 and Q2 are each urethane,
n is an integer from 5-500,
p and q are both 1,
wherein said nasal packing has a complete fragmentation time ranging from 1 to 10 days.

US Pat. No. 10,507,251

ANTI-HUMAN MUC1 ANTIBODY FAB FRAGMENT

Astellas Pharma Inc., To...

1. A conjugate comprising one or more labeling moiety and an anti-human MUC1 antibody Fab fragment, wherein the labeling moiety is (i) a fluorescent dye and a linker or (ii) a fluorescent dye, and wherein the anti-human MUC1 antibody Fab fragment is selected from the group consisting of the following (a) and (b):(a) an anti-human MUC I antibody Fab fragment comprising a heavy chain fragment comprising a heavy chain variable region consisting of the amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 8 or SEQ ID NO: 10 and a light chain comprising a light chain variable region consisting of the amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 12; and
(b) an anti-human MUC1 antibody Fab fragment comprising a heavy chain fragment comprising a heavy chain variable region derived from a heavy chain variable region consisting of the amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 8 or SEQ ID NO: 10 by the modification of glutamine at amino acid position 1 of SEQ ID NO: 8 or SEQ ID NO: 10 into pyroglutamic acid, and a light chain comprising a light chain variable region consisting of the amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 12.

US Pat. No. 10,507,237

ATTENUATED AFRICAN SWINE FEVER VIRUS VACCINE

The Pirbright Institute, ...

1. An attenuated African Swine Fever (ASF) virus capable of inducing an immune response, which lacks a functional version of the DP148R gene.

US Pat. No. 10,507,214

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION CONTAINING CELECOXIB

Druggability Technologies...

1. A pharmaceutical composition comprising:a Celecoxib complex, said complex comprising:
5-40 weight % Celecoxib,
40-80 weight % of a copolymer of vinylpirrolidone and vinyl acetate, and
5-30 weight % sodium lauryl sulfate; and
crystalline Celecoxib;wherein the pharmaceutical composition is prepared by blending the Celecoxib complex and the crystalline Celecoxib.

US Pat. No. 10,507,206

ORAL FORMULATIONS AND LIPOPHILIC SALTS OF METHYLNALTREXONE

Wyeth, LLC, Madison, NJ ...

1. A pharmaceutical composition for oral administration comprising a solid dosage of a methylnaltrexone salt of formula (I)
wherein A? comprises lauryl sulfate, wherein the composition is a tablet, wherein the composition comprises from about 7% to about 75% methylnaltrexone cation and dodecyl sulfate anion, based upon the total weight of the composition.

US Pat. No. 10,507,164

GLASS CONTAINERS WITH IMPROVED STRENGTH AND IMPROVED DAMAGE TOLERANCE

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. A coated glass container comprising:a borosilicate glass body having a Type 1 chemical durability according to USP 660 (2011), at least a class A2 base resistance or better according to ISO 695, and at least a type HGB2 hydrolytic resistance or better according to ISO 719, the glass body having an interior surface and an exterior surface and a wall extending therebetween, wherein the glass body forms the interior surface of the coated glass container and wherein the coated glass container does not comprise a boron-rich layer on the interior surface of the glass body;
a lubricous coating having a thickness of less than 100 microns positioned on at least a portion of the exterior surface, wherein:
the portion of the exterior surface of the coated glass container with the lubricous coating has a coefficient of friction that is at least 20% less than an uncoated glass container formed from the same glass composition and the coefficient of friction does not increase by more than 30% after undergoing a depyrogenation cycle at a temperature of about 260° C. for 30 minutes and abrasion under a 30 N load;
the lubricous coating can be pyrolized at temperatures less than or equal to 300° C. in a time period of less than or equal to 1 hour;
a horizontal compression strength of the coated glass container is at least 10% greater than an uncoated glass container formed from the same glass composition and the horizontal compression strength is not reduced by more than 20% after undergoing a heat treatment at a temperature of about 260° C. for a period of time of 30 minutes and abrasion under a 30 N load;
the lubricous coating is a polymer; and
a surface region extending over the inner surface and having a persistent surface homogeneity such that the glass body is resistant to delamination such that for a discrete point on the inner surface of the glass body, an extrema of a surface concentration of each constituent component of the glass composition in the surface region at the discrete point is greater than or equal to about 70% and less than or equal to about 130% of the same constituent component in the surface region at any second discrete point on the inner surface of the glass body when the glass body is in an as-formed condition.

US Pat. No. 10,507,160

MASSAGE BAG WITH CONFIGURABLE POSITIONS

Circus Shark Productions,...

1. A massage apparatus, comprising:a sealed bag including a single compartment, wherein the sealed bag comprises one or more pieces of fabric sealed with one or more seams;
one or more massage spheres contained inside the compartment; and
a single configuration strip, wherein the single configuration strip comprises a piece of textile, wherein the single configuration strip is oriented along an exterior portion of a first side of the sealed bag, wherein the single configuration strip has a length approximately equal to a length of the first side of the sealed bag, wherein the single configuration strip is attached to the first side of the sealed bag at a single attachment point located central to the length of the first side of the sealed bag.

US Pat. No. 10,507,157

INTERFACE FOR CONSTRUCTING TRAJECTORY IN AN ENVIRONMENT AND ENVIRONMENT ASSEMBLY AND TRAJECTORY CONSTUCTION INTERFACE

1. An interface for constructing a trajectory in an environment for a user, the user having, at a given time, a position and direction on the trajectory, wherein the interface comprises:first haptic means for transmitting information to the user;
at least one camera connected to an image recognizing computer program for recognizing the environment;
means for real-time calculation and a memory connected to the first haptic means for transmitting information to the user, and connected to the at least one camera for receiving information therefrom and transmitting instructions thereto;
the at least one camera allowing to indicate in real time, to the user, information about a direction of a future passage gate on the trajectory via the first haptic means for transmitting information to the user;
second haptic means for transmitting information to the user;
means for calculating a distance;
the means for calculating a distance being connected to the means for real-time calculation and memory and allowing to indicate in real time, to the user, distance information to the future passage gate on the trajectory via the second haptic means for transmitting information to the user;the trajectory construction interface further comprising an environment, the trajectory construction interface comprising a mapping of the environment, the environment comprising at least one object, wherein:the means for real time calculation and memory store the mapping;
the trajectory construction interface further comprises means for determining the position of a user and means for determining the actual azimuth of the user;
the first haptic means for transmitting information to the user indicate the direction of the at least one object, the first haptic means for transmitting information to the user being controlled by the means for real-time calculation according to the mapping stored in the memory, to user position information from the means for determining position and/or to user actual azimuth information from the means for determining actual azimuth; and
the second haptic means for transmitting information to the user indicate the distance of the at least one object, the second haptic means being controlled by the means for real-time calculation according to the mapping stored in the memory, to user position information from the means for determining position and/or to user actual azimuth information from the means for determining actual azimuth.

US Pat. No. 10,507,152

ASSISTIVE DEVICE, AND METHOD OF USE

Blue Orchid Care Inc., H...

1. An assistive device comprising:a chassis;a handle assembly pivotally attached to said chassis, said chassis comprising a handle chassis portion for receiving a handle assembly and a platform chassis portion extending from handle chassis portion with a standing platform; wherein said handle assembly includes a pair of oppositely disposed, elongated tubular members, wherein a first end of each of said pair of oppositely disposed, elongated tubular members comprises an arcuate segment, and a primary transverse tubular handlebar grip secured between said first ends;a locking mechanism operable to place said handle assembly into a plurality of positions, and maintain said handle assembly in one of said plurality of positions;
wherein a second end of each of said pair of oppositely disposed, elongated tubular members is coupled to said locking mechanism;
a lever mechanism coupled to said locking mechanism to actuate said locking mechanism; and
wherein said plurality of positions correspond to one of a loading position, an upright position and a storage position.

US Pat. No. 10,507,129

PELVIC FRACTURE SPLINT

1. A pelvic fracture splint, consisting of:an elongated first portion having a first end and an opposing second end and defining a length, the first elongated portion being adapted for supporting hips of a person suffering a pelvic fracture;
a plurality of rigid splints oriented orthogonal to the length of the first elongated portion and spaced apart along the first elongated portion, the plurality of rigid splints includes a first group of multiple rigid splints and a second group of multiple rigid splints, wherein the first and second groups of multiple rigid splints are spaced apart along the length of the first elongated portion and adapted for supporting opposite sides of the pelvis;
a second portion consisting of an opening defined therein, the second portion being made from a flexible, nonelastic material, the second portion having a first end attached to the first elongated portion and extending downward from the first elongated portion and having a second end, wherein the second end is free-standing and adapted for wrapping about and supporting a groin area of the person suffering the pelvic fracture, further wherein the second end is attached to the first elongated portion; and
a plurality of fastener strips extending from the first end of the first elongated portion, each of the plurality of fastener strips being fastenable to the second end of the first elongated portion and the second end of the second portion to secure the first elongated portion around the hips and the second portion under the groin area of the person suffering a pelvic fracture.

US Pat. No. 10,507,128

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR REDUCING ABSORPTION

Boston Scientific Scimed,...

1. A reduced absorption device, comprising:a proximal anchor including a plurality of circumferential loops and a plurality of connectors extending between the circumferential loops, wherein the connectors extend radially outward relative to the circumferential loops; and
a distal sleeve including a frame and a membrane;
wherein the membrane includes a plurality of porous regions, wherein each porous region is configured to align with a corresponding region of an intestine configured to absorb nutrients.

US Pat. No. 10,507,121

DEVICE AND METHOD TO DECODE VOLITIONAL MOTOR COMMANDS USING A BIOMECHANICAL MODEL FOR CONTROLLING A PROSTHETIC LIMB

HRL Laboratories, LLC, M...

1. A system for decoding volitional motor commands for a prosthetic device, the system comprising:a prosthetic limb and an actuator connected with the prosthetic limb;
a controller in connection with the prosthetic limb, wherein the controller is configured to implement a control feedback loop that specifies a joint torque for the prosthetic limb; and
one or more processors and a non-transitory computer-readable medium having executable instructions encoded thereon such that when executed, the one or more processors perform operations of:
using a biomechanical model and physical action data, relating biological signal data to kinetic data, the physical action data including at least one of position, joint angle, speed, and acceleration of at least part of a limb, the biological signal data including at least one of recorded neural signals and recorded muscle signals, the kinetic data including at least one of force, power, torque, and stress;
mapping from inferred joint angles onto the biological signal data using a Hidden Markov Model (HMM);
generating joint angle commands to achieve at least one of an intended position and movement of the prosthetic limb, wherein the biomechanical model constrains the joint angle commands to those that are biomechanically feasible within the biomechanical model;
using the HMM to constrain the joint angle commands to be continuous; and
sending the joint angle commands to the controller to cause the joint angle commands to be applied by the actuator connected with the prosthetic limb, wherein the actuator causes mechanical motion of the prosthetic limb based on the at least one of the intended position and movement of the prosthetic limb.

US Pat. No. 10,507,110

BONE GRAFT CAGE

DePuy Synthes Products, I...

1. A device for containing bone graft material, comprising:an outer sleeve extending longitudinally from a first end to a second end and sized and shaped to correspond to a profile of an outer surface of a target bone, the outer sleeve including a first proximal longitudinal split extending along a length thereof and a first distal longitudinal split extending along a length thereof;
an inner sleeve connected to the outer sleeve via at least one strut so that a bone graft collecting space is defined therebetween, the inner sleeve sized and shaped to correspond to a profile of a medullary canal of the target bone, the inner sleeve including a second distal longitudinal split extending along a length thereof; and
an interstitial mesh extending circumferentially between the inner and outer sleeves to hold graft material in the bone graft collecting space, the interstitial mesh including a third longitudinal split extending along a length thereof to form a distal longitudinal slot along the length of the device so that a distal side of the device may be spread open to open the distal longitudinal slot from the outer sleeve, through the interstitial mesh and the inner sleeve to a space radially within the inner sleeve.

US Pat. No. 10,507,109

NATIVE VALVE REPAIR DEVICES AND PROCEDURES

Edwards Lifesciences Corp...

1. A valve repair system for repairing a native valve of a patient during a non-open-heart procedure, the valve repair system comprising:a delivery device having at least one lumen;
a valve repair device configured to be delivered through the lumen of the delivery device, and configured to attach to a native valve of a patient, the valve repair device comprising:
a pair of paddles that are movable between an open position and a closed position;
a first gripping member, a second gripping member, a third gripping member, and a fourth gripping member, wherein the paddles and the gripping members are configured to attach to the native valve of the patient;
wherein the first gripping member, the second gripping member, the third gripping member, and a fourth gripping member each have a free end and a fixed end;
wherein the fixed end of the first gripping member, the fixed end of the second gripping member, the fixed end of the third gripping member, and the fixed end of the fourth gripping member are all connected together;
a gripper control mechanism comprising a first gripper control line connected to the first gripping member; a second gripper control line connected to the second gripping member; a third gripper control line connected to the third gripping member; and a fourth gripper control line connected to the fourth gripping member;
wherein a first paddle of the pair of paddles and the first and second gripping members are configured to attach to a first native valve leaflet;
wherein pulling the first gripper control line into the delivery device while releasing the second gripper control line from the delivery device causes a space between the first paddle and the first gripping member to be greater than a space between the first paddle and the second gripping member, such that the first native valve leaflet is only attached to the first paddle and the second gripping member until the first control line is released.

US Pat. No. 10,507,107

IMPLANTABLE DEVICE FOR IMPROVING OR REMEDYING VALVULAR INCOMPETENCE

coramaze technologies Gmb...

1. An implantable device for improving or remedying valvular incompetence, comprising a sealing body and at least one anchoring element fastened thereto, said at least one anchoring element is configured to anchor said sealing body in an atrium of the heart, wherein said sealing body includes at least one cavity, which is fillable with a fluid following implantation of the device and being capable of maintaining a constant volume of said fluid during cardiac phases, said sealing body including at least one cavity disposed about a main body and lying in a direction of a longitudinal extent of said sealing body, wherein said main body is a flexible tube and further wherein a lateral surface of said tube includes multiplicity of cuts perpendicular to the direction of longitudinal extent.

US Pat. No. 10,507,099

INTRAOCULAR LENS INSERTION APPARATUS

Kowa Company, Ltd., Nago...

1. An intraocular lens insertion apparatus comprising:a distal end member which is inserted through an incision in an eyeball of a patient;
an opening member provided for the distal end member through which an intraocular lens is ejected; and
an indicator provided for the distal end member configured to indicate that an entire part of the opening member is inside a cornea of the eyeball or inside a sclerocornea of the eyeball with respect to an external flap of the incision,
wherein the indicator indicates that the entire part of the opening member is inside the cornea of the eyeball or inside the sclerocornea of the eyeball based on a relation, in a top view of the distal end member of the intraocular lens set in the intraocular lens insertion apparatus, between (a) a length of a part of the distal end member in an insertion direction of the distal end member inserted into the incision and (b) a length of a part of the distal end member in a direction perpendicular to the insertion direction, wherein the part of the distal end member is a part projected from an internal flap of the incision into the eyeball.

US Pat. No. 10,507,094

VAGINAL PESSARY

1. A vaginal pessary, which comprises: a cylindrical body which terminates in blunt, rounded or shaped distal and proximal ends, which is yieldably extensible into an uncoiled elongate configuration for placement in an insertion/withdrawal device and self-retracting into a helically or spirally coiled configuration having a non-cylindrical overall shape upon leaving the insertion/withdrawal device; and means for withdrawal of the pessary from a vaginal cavity attached to the proximal end of the cylindrical body, wherein the vaginal pessary is adapted for use within the vaginal cavity and manages pelvic organ prolapse.

US Pat. No. 10,507,092

VIBRATION COMPENSATION SYSTEM FOR POWER TOOTHBRUSHES

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A vibration compensation system for a power toothbrush appliance, comprising;a housing which is adapted to be grasped by a user;
an actuator that comprises a stator having a first moment of inertia and a rotor having a second moment of inertia, the rotor at a forward end thereof having mounted thereon a bristle member for cleaning the teeth, wherein the stator surrounds at least a portion of the rotor, wherein the actuator in operation generates torque for driving the rotor and hence the bristle member, and wherein the stator and the rotor are configured to move in opposing directions during operation of the power toothbrush appliance; and
a spring arrangement comprising:
a first spring element or assembly connected between and fixedly attached to both the stator and the housing or an element fixed to the housing, wherein the first spring element has a first spring constant; and
a second spring element connected between and fixedly attached to both the rotor and the housing or an element fixed to the housing, wherein the second spring element has a second spring constant, wherein the ratio of the first and second spring constants is approximately equal to the ratio of the first and second moments of inertia that there is substantially no resulting torque transmitted to the housing during operation of the power toothbrush appliance, and hence substantially no vibration of the housing during operation of the power toothbrush appliance,
wherein the first and second spring elements comprise a single spring, wherein the single spring is connected to the housing or an element connected to the housing at a selected point between the first and second spring elements, and
wherein the first and second spring elements are disconnectable from each other, further wherein the second spring element is part of an assembly which includes a distal portion of the housing, a brushhead assembly and an interface part which connects with an interface part on a remainder of the appliance.

US Pat. No. 10,507,014

SURGICAL RETRACTOR

King Saud University, Ri...

1. A surgical retractor with suction, consisting of:an elongated handle portion, the handle portion having a longitudinal axis and a peripheral sidewall;
an elongated retractor arm connected to the handle portion, the retractor arm having a longitudinal axis aligned with the longitudinal axis of the handle portion and define a common vertical plane;
a retractor tip extending from an end of the retractor arm, the retractor tip having an outer convex surface, an opposing inner flat surface, a smooth curved edge, and a semi-circular opening defined at the outer convex surface thereof and substantially coextensive with the curved edge, wherein the retractor tip defines a substantially horizontal plane perpendicular to the common vertical plane;
a suction connector extending upwardly from and through the peripheral sidewall of the handle portion for selective connection to an external suction device, wherein the suction connector is located adjacent the connection to the elongated retractor arm thereby locating it closer to the retractor arm than a free end of the handle portion, further wherein the suction connector has a longitudinal axis perpendicular to the common vertical plane and substantially parallel to the horizontal plane of the retractor tip; and
an inner retractor cavity extending within the retractor arm from the suction connector to the opening at the retractor tip, wherein the portion of the retractor cavity extending between the suction connector and the retractor arm is arcuately shaped and the remaining portion of the retractor cavity is straight.

US Pat. No. 10,506,987

READMISSION RISK ASSESSMENT BASED ON CHRONOBIOLOGICAL RHYTHMS

Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.,...

1. A system for managing a patient with a chronic disease, comprising:a sensor circuit including sense amplifier circuits to sense one or more physiological signals;
a signal processor circuit configured to generate a chronobiological rhythm indicator (CRI) from the one or more physiological signals; and
a detector circuit coupled to the signal processor circuit and configured to determine a readmission risk score using the generated CRI and a reference CRI associated with a prior hospital admission event of the patient, the readmission risk score indicating a degree of risk of subsequent hospital readmission for a worsened condition of the chronic disease; and
an output circuit configured to provide the readmission risk score to a user or a process.

US Pat. No. 10,506,986

METHOD OF PREDICTING SEVERITY OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

1. A method of early detection of multiple sclerosis (MS) in a study animal in a vivarium comprising the steps of:(aaa) placing the study animal in a cage in the vivarium;
(bbb) electronically observing one or more animal activities in real-time of the study animal using a combination of electronic cameras, infrared (IR) lighting of the study animals, and electronic hardware including computation and communication hardware;
(x) selecting a single “linear combination coefficient set” that generates a scalar linear combination value when applied responsively to a set of discreet transform values;
(y) selecting a “MS severity index function” whose input comprises an animal health dataset and whose output comprises a likelihood scalar representing a predicted severity of MS in the study animal;
(z) collecting an activity scalar of the study animal repeatedly and continually for a night: a set of “nightly activity data”;
(aa) computing a Fourier transform on a circle responsive to the nightly activity data, generating a set of discreet transform values;
(bb) applying the linear combination coefficient set responsively to the set of discreet transform values; wherein the resulting scalar linear combination value is a nightly activity value;
(cc) adding the nightly activity value into the animal health dataset; wherein the animal health dataset comprises the nightly activity values;
(dd) applying the MS severity index function to the animal health dataset;
(ee) iterating steps (z) through (dd) for sequential nights until a terminating condition is reached;
wherein the predicting severity of MS comprises the output of the MS severity index function applied to the animal health dataset of step (dd);
(ccc) terminating the study when the terminating condition is reached.

US Pat. No. 10,506,982

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROCESSING SENSOR DATA

DexCom, Inc., San Diego,...

8. A method for processing continuous analyte sensor data, comprising:receiving sensor data from a continuous analyte sensor, the sensor data comprising one or more sensor data points;
calibrating the sensor data using calibration information, which is derived from a first calibration set comprising a plurality of matched data pairs, each matched data pair comprising an analyte sensor signal and a corresponding analyte concentration;
on a processor, determining a predictive accuracy of the calibrated sensor data, wherein the predictive accuracy is evaluated by a difference between a first calibration line formed from the first calibration set and a second calibration line formed from a second calibration set containing a newly received matched data pair not contained in the first calibration set;
on the processor, comparing the determined predictive accuracy with one or more accuracy level thresholds to produce an accuracy output;
outputting the accuracy output; and
controlling an insulin delivery device using insulin delivery instructions and/or insulin therapy instructions to control insulin delivery, wherein the insulin delivery instructions and/or insulin therapy instructions are based at least in part on the accuracy output.

US Pat. No. 10,506,979

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MOTOR FUNCTION CHARACTERIZATION

Massachusetts Institute o...

1. A method for detecting motor impairment of a user by analyzing an input by the user to a user interface of at least one computing device, the method comprising:receiving a sequence of keystroke events indicating that the user pressed at least a portion of the user interface over a time duration;
determining, by at least one processor, a biosignature indicative of the user's motor function at least in part by determining at least one distribution of time intervals corresponding to keystroke events that occur over at least some of the time duration; and
detecting a degree of motor impairment in the user based on comparing the biosignature to a reference biosignature to determine variation between the biosignature and the reference biosignature, wherein the reference biosignature is determined at least in part by determining at least one second distribution of time intervals that correspond to keystroke events that occur over a second time duration and detecting the degree of motor impairment in the user further comprises:
calculating at least one feature of the at least one distribution and the at least one second distribution by comparing the at least one distribution to the at least one second distribution to obtain a degree of similarity indicative of the variation among the at least one distribution and the at least one second distribution; and
determining variation of the at least one feature between the at least one distribution and the at least one second distribution.

US Pat. No. 10,506,975

BIO-SIGNAL PROCESSING APPARATUS AND BIOMETRIC INFORMATION DETECTION APPARATUS AND METHOD

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A bio-signal processing apparatus comprising:a first low pass filter (LPF) configured to have a first cutoff frequency, and output a first preprocessed signal having low frequency components of an input bio-signal that are less than the first cutoff frequency;
a second LPF configured to have a second cutoff frequency, and output a second preprocessed signal in which high frequency components greater than or equal to the second cutoff frequency are removed from the input bio-signal;
a delay buffer configured to adjust amounts of delay of the output second preprocessed signal and the output first preprocessed signal, wherein a size of the delay buffer is adjusted based on a difference between the first cutoff frequency and the second cutoff frequency to synchronize the output first preprocessed signal and the output second preprocessed signal; and
a processor configured to output an output bio-signal for biometric information detection, based on the output first preprocessed signal and the output second preprocessed signal that are synchronized.

US Pat. No. 10,506,972

CALCULATING A MEDICAMENT DOSE

Sanofi-Aventis Deutschlan...

1. A device for determining and displaying a dose of a medicament for treatment of a user with basal insulin or analogues thereof, or glargine insulin or analogues thereof to achieve glycemic control and to be administered to the user based, at least in part, on a measure of physical activity of the user, the device comprising:a determining unit configured to determine a measure of physical activity of the user using information provided by one or more sensors;
a computer readable memory storing a set of predefined templates comprising predefined actions, rules, and parameters defining at least an initial medicament dose value, the measure of physical activity of the user, a time elapsed between an instance of physical activity and a current time, and a target blood glucose value, wherein the determining unit is further configured to determine the dose of the medicament based, at least in part, on the measure of physical activity of the user, by execution of one or more templates from the set of predefined templates, at least one of the predefined templates, upon execution, being configured to afford a higher weight to an instance of physical activity having a higher level of intensity such that the higher level of intensity results in a disproportionately greater increase in the weight afforded to the medicament dose than a respective recorded value of the determined level of intensity;
a display unit configured to indicate the determined dose of the medicament to the user; and
a dose setting unit configured to receive the determined dose of the medicament from the determining unit and set the determined dose in a dose delivering unit, wherein the dose delivering unit is configured to deliver the determined dose to treat the user.

US Pat. No. 10,506,960

SYSTEM FOR SCREENING OF THE STATE OF OXYGENATION OF A SUBJECT

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A system for screening of a state of oxygenation of a subject, said system comprising an imaging unit for obtaining a plurality of image frames of the subject over time, said system further comprising a processor configured to process the image frames by:recognizing the subject within an image frame,
locating body parts of interest of the subject including at least a right upper extremity and at least one lower extremity of the subject,
determining, per body part of interest, the perfusion index,
selecting, per body part of interest, a plurality of pixels and/or pixel groups by use of said perfusion index,
determining the blood oxygen saturation level for said plurality of pixels and/or pixel groups of the subject from pulse oximetry waveforms for at least two different wavelengths contained in the image frames,
determining a difference blood oxygen saturation level between the determined blood oxygen saturation level for the right upper extremity and the determined blood oxygen saturation level for the at least one lower extremity, and
comparing the determined difference blood oxygen saturation level, the determined blood oxygen saturation level for the right upper extremity and the determined blood oxygen saturation level for the at least one lower extremity to respective blood oxygen saturation level thresholds to obtain an screening indicator for the subject indicating the quality of the subject's oxygenation.

US Pat. No. 10,506,947

AUTOMATED SELECTION OF OPTIMAL CALIBRATION IN TRACKED INTERVENTIONAL PROCEDURES

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A system for selecting a calibration, comprising:a data structure including non-transitory computer readable storage media having entries for a plurality of calibrations stored therein each calibration performed at a different position and orientation of a field generator, and indexed to the position and orientation of the field generator, relative to a reference sensor, the field generator being configured for placement at a desired location in an environment for sensor tracking; and
a calibration selection module configured to determine the position and orientation of the field generator located at the desired location relative to the reference sensor, and based on the determined position and orientation, select, using the data structure, entries for the corresponding calibration stored in the data structure.

US Pat. No. 10,506,932

VASCULAR VISCOELASTICITY EVALUATION DEVICE, VASCULAR VISCOELASTICITY EVALUATION METHOD, AND PROGRAM

Shisei Datum Co., Ltd., ...

1. A vascular viscoelasticity evaluation device, comprising:a cuff for generating a cuff pressure associated with a vascular viscoelasticity evaluation;
a pressure detector for detecting the cuff pressure;
a pulse wave component extraction means for extracting a pulse wave component of the cuff pressure detected by the pressure detector;
a differential waveform formation means for subjecting the extracted pulse wave component to temporal differentiation to calculate a first derivation value and form a differential waveform;
a positive first amplitude peak value Vf1 detecting means for detecting a positive amplitude peak value Vf1 that occurs first within one pulse wave of the differential waveform obtained by the temporal differentiation of the pulse wave component extracted in a state in which external force substantially the same as or greater than systolic blood pressure has been exerted on a blood vessel;
a negative second amplitude peak value Vf2 detecting means for detecting a negative amplitude peak value Vf2 that occurs second in the pulse wave in which the positive amplitude peak value Vf1 that occurs first was detected;
a ratio calculation means for calculating a ratio RT(Vf2/Vf1) of the positive amplitude peak value Vf1 that occurs first to the negative amplitude peak value Vf2 that occurs second as an evaluation index for evaluating vascular viscoelasticity, such that an influence of brachial blood vessel hardness on the evaluated vascular viscoelasticity is reduced; and
an output device for presenting the evaluation index.

US Pat. No. 10,506,927

MEDIUM-ACCESS CONTROL SCHEMES FOR ULTRASONIC COMMUNICATIONS IN THE BODY BASED ON SECOND ORDER STATISTICS

The Research Foundation f...

1. A method for calculating a forward data generation rate and a forward transmission probability profile for communication through biological tissue using ultrasonic pulses, the method comprising:measuring, with a receiver, sets of interference values between the receiver and a transmitter, each set of interference values corresponding to one or more instants in a time slot on a communication channel;
calculating a first order moment and a second order moment for each instant based on the interference values corresponding to the measured instant;
calculating an outage probability value for each set; and
calculating the forward data generation rate and the forward transmission probability profile based on the calculated outage probability value and a predetermined threshold transmission rate, a predetermined transmission delay threshold, and a predetermined residual transmission error rate.

US Pat. No. 10,506,922

SPECTROMETER FOR COLOR SPECTRALLY-ENCODED ENDOSCOPY

CANON U.S.A., Inc., Melv...

1. A spectrometer apparatus comprising:a grating element having an interface configured to cause light beams incident to the interface to diffract in different orders, the light beams including N visible color lights where N is an integer equal to or greater than 2;
an imaging lens configured to focus the N visible color lights diffracted by the grating element, the focused N visible color lights including at least a first color light and a second color light, the first color light being diffracted in a first diffraction order and corresponding to a first wavelength resolution for the first color light, the second color light being diffracted in a second diffraction order and corresponding to a second wavelength resolution for the second color light; and
a sensor configured to receive and detect the N visible color lights focused by the imaging lens,
wherein the first diffraction order is higher than the second diffraction order and the first wavelength resolution is smaller than the second wavelength resolution.

US Pat. No. 10,506,902

REFILL DEVICE FOR A DISPENSING SYSTEM

1. A refill device for a dispensing system, comprising:a material web wound to form a roll;
a support bar having a central region and two bearing journals each forming an end part of said support bar respectively projecting on both sides from said roll;
at least one of said two bearing journals having a mating surface, said mating surface being configured to not be a rotation surface;
said refill device in combination with a dispenser for dispensing portions of said material web that have to be severed from the roll, said dispenser having a respective guide for each of said two bearing journals extending from a commencement position and ending in a dispensing position;
said guide, for each of said bearing journals provided with said mating surface, having a counter surface at said commencement position, said counter surface extending across an entire length thereof into the dispensing position and being formed to enable an insertion of the roll into said dispenser only when said mating surface and said counter surface coincide;
wherein said roll of said material web being rotatably disposed on said central region of said support bar, and said support bar is rotationally fixed in said guide.

US Pat. No. 10,506,894

POST MOUNTED GRILL ASSEMBLY

1. A post mounted grill assembly, the post mounted grill assembly comprising:a post for vertical mounting, and wherein the post comprises a lower ground penetrating end and an upper end, and wherein the upper end of the post is closed by welding a cap, and wherein the lower ground penetrating end of the post is embedded in the ground;
a grill assembly configured for resting on top of the ground embedded post, and wherein the grill assembly comprises:
a pipe comprising of a washer welded onto a top end of the pipe, and wherein a nut is welded onto the washer with one or more threads of the nuts lined up with an opening in the washer, and wherein the pipe is configured for sliding onto the upper end of the post from a bottom end of the pipe;
a load screw fastened to the nut at the top end of the pipe, and wherein a first handle is welded onto one end of the load screw in a perpendicular fashion, and wherein a wooden handle is affixed to the open end of the first handle using a bolt; and
a cooking frame attached to the lower end of the pipe, and wherein the cooking frame is constructed using a rectangular frame of plurality of square tubings, and wherein the cooking frame is welded to the bottom end of the pipe using one or more short sections of square tubings welded between the cooking frame and the pipe, and wherein the cooking frame is configured for holding a cooking grill.

US Pat. No. 10,506,881

STOOLS, CHAIRS, AND METHODS USING THE SAME

InkBed, Inc., Everett, W...

1. A stool, comprising:a seat assembly; and
a chest support assembly coupled to the seat assembly, the chest support assembly including:
a chest support having a front side and a backside, wherein the backside of the chest support is configured to support a chest of a user sitting on the seat assembly and straddling the chest support while allowing movement of the user's arms on the front side of the chest support to move freely on the front side of the chest support,
at least one armrest rotatable about an axis of rotation between an upright stowed position for supporting the user's chest contacting the backside of the chest support and a deployed position for supporting the user's arm, wherein the at least one armrest, in the deployed position, extends away from the chest support such that a portion of the at least one armrest located on the front side of the chest support is positioned to support the user's forearm while the user sits on the seat assembly and the user's chest contacts the backside of the chest support, and
an extension mechanism having
an unlocked state for allowing the at least one armrest to translate along the axis of rotation, which is at a substantially horizontal orientation, to move laterally away from the chest support, and
a locked state for inhibiting translation of the at least one armrest along the axis of rotation while allowing the at least one armrest to rotate about the axis of rotation.

US Pat. No. 10,506,877

COLLAPSIBLE TIE RACK

1. A necktie organizer, comprising:a unitary one piece frame having a top wall, a first frame side wall, a second frame side wall, and a bottom wall each defining an inner space there between, said first frame side wall and said second frame side wall each having a front surface, an inner surface, an exterior surface, and a frame side wall length, wherein the frame is configured to be mounted to a wall;
a hanging assembly that is pivotably attached to the inner surface of the first frame side wall and the inner surface of the second frame side wall by hinges, wherein the hanging assembly pivots between an open position wherein the hanging assembly extends outwardly from the frame with the hanging assembly being generally perpendicular relative to the frame and a closed position wherein the hanging assembly is stored with in the frame with the hanging assembly being generally parallel relative to the frame;
said hanging assembly comprises an open front side, a pair of outer brace members defining side boundaries of the hanging assembly, a longitudinal partition between the pair of outer brace members, and a plurality of hanging rods extending between each outer brace member and the longitudinal partition respectively; wherein the pair of outer brace members each have a brace length and a bottom surface; wherein said longitudinal partition is vertical when said hanging assembly is in the closed position and said longitudinal partition is horizontal when said hanging assembly is in opened position, said longitudinal partition includes a bottom surface and a distal end; wherein each of the hanging rods are configured to receive and store a neck tie thereon in a wrapped manner;
two frame hooks, one of said two frame hooks is mounted directly to the front surface of said first frame side wall and another of said two frame hooks is mounted directly to the front surface of said second frame side wall at a midpoint of each said frame side wall length;
two brace hooks, one of said two brace hooks is mounted directly to the bottom surface of a first outer brace member from said pair of outer brace members and another of said two brace hooks is mounted directly to the bottom surface of a second outer brace member from said pair of outer brace members at a midpoint of each brace length;
a latch assembly having a male latch member comprising a protrusion and a female latch member having a recess therein, wherein said male latch member is mounted to the top wall of said frame and said female latch member is mounted to the bottom surface of said longitudinal partition adjacent to the distal end of the longitudinal partition;
wherein a first hanging rod from said plurality of hanging rods defines a proximal most hanging rod, wherein said proximal most hanging rod is housed within said frame when said hanging assembly is in said open position;
said female latch member having a length, a width and a height, said length and said width being substantially equal, said height is greater than both said width and said length, wherein in the closed position the protrusion of the male member is configured to be inserted within the recess of the female latch member with the female latch member being beneath the male latch member and the protrusion extending through said height of said female latch member to lock the hanging assembly in the closed position; and
wherein the two brace hooks are perpendicular relative to the two frame hooks when the hanging assembly is in the open position, wherein an attachment member extends between and connects one of the brace hooks and one of the frame hooks when the hanging assembly is in the open position; wherein the two brace hooks are laterally adjacent and parallel to the two frame hooks when the hanging assembly is in the closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,506,860

SHAVING ASSEMBLY DISPENSER

ShaveLogic, Inc., Dallas...

1. A device comprising:a generally C-shaped outer container, and
a sectioned inner container defining at least two compartments, each compartment containing a shaving assembly, wherein each compartment of the inner container includes angled positioning features disposed at a fixed angle relative to a floor of the compartment and configured to position the shaving assembly within the compartment for interaction of an opening in an interface element of the shaving assembly with a razor handle during mounting of the shaving assembly on the handle, and wherein the angled positioning features in the compartments position the openings of the interface elements of at least two of the shaving assemblies facing in opposite directions,
the inner container being disposed within the outer container and being movable relative to the outer container between a closed position, a first open position in which a first one of the shaving assemblies is exposed, and a second open position in which a second one of the shaving assemblies is exposed, and
the outer container defining an open area where a bottom surface of the inner container is exposed.

US Pat. No. 10,506,856

LUGGAGE WARDROBE SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USE

1. A wardrobe system comprising:a storage compartment having a lid, a base, two side walls, and two end walls, said base, side walls, and end walls creating an interior space;
a pair of structural supports extending upwardly from said base of said storage compartment;
two pairs of support receivers, each pair of support receivers located on a respective end wall, said support receivers configured to releasably receive said structural supports;
a pair of rod receivers, each affixed to a respective cap of said structural supports;
a horizontal rod supported by said rod receivers;
at least one curtain arm connected to an end of said horizontal rod;
a pair of openings located in said storage compartment, each of said pair of openings corresponding with one of said pair of structural supports; and
said pair of openings configured to allow access to said structural supports without opening said lid of said storage compartment.

US Pat. No. 10,506,851

SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR INSTALLING A ZIPPER CLOSURE

1. A device for creating an enclosure, the device comprising a zipper having:a plurality of attaching means;
a left strip comprising a plurality of left strip teeth, a left strip top stop, and a left strip bottom stop wherein the bottom stop houses a box; and
a right strip having a plurality of right strip teeth, right strip top stop, and a right strip bottom stop having a right bottom stop pin
wherein each of said plurality of attaching means further comprises:
an attaching means top having a top first plate, a top second plate, a top aperture, and a top pin;
an attaching means back having a back first plate, a back second plate, and a back aperture; and
an attaching means base having a base proximal side, a base distal side, a base first plate, a base second plate, a base first tack having a first tack stationary end and a first tack securing end, a base second tack having a second tack stationary end and a second tack securing end, a base aperture having a first side and a second side, and wherein the base further comprises a base fork having a first tine and a second tine.

US Pat. No. 10,506,791

CAT LITTER BOX

1. In combination with an outer wall of a building, said outer wall having an opening formed thereon that is in communication with a building interior, a cat litter box comprising:a housing attached to said outer wall, said housing having an open front end that is aligned with the opening;
a litter drawer received within said housing;
means for automatically extending said litter drawer through said opening and into the building interior when a cat approaches said outer wall, and for retracting said drawer within said housing when the cat is a beyond a predetermined distance from the outer wall, wherein said means comprises:
a linear gear on said litter drawer;
a motorized gear within said opening and engaging said linear gear;
a wireless transmitter attached to the cat;
a wireless receiver in discrete communication with said transmitter;
a motion sensor near said opening;
a controller in communication with said motion sensor and said transmitter whereby when said motion sensor detects movement and said receiver receives a signal from said transmitter, said controller activates said motorized gear in a first direction to extend said drawer into the building interior.

US Pat. No. 10,506,764

PRUNER CLEANER

1. A pruner cleaning apparatus comprising first and second and half-housings conjoined to define a center plane,a cleaning chamber, and
a pruner receiving orifice, said pruner receiving orifice configured to orient a blade surface of a pruner received therein at an angle between 0° and 40° inclusive relative to said center plane,
a seal disposed between said first and second half-housings,
a drive shaft, a portion of which passes through said cleaning chamber,
two scrubbers, each having
a central aperture complementary to said drive shaft, and
a scrubbing surface, with said scrubbers coupled to said drive shaft for rotation therewith and oriented so that their scrubbing surfaces face each other,
a scrubber barrel disposed between said two scrubbers, and
a motor operably coupled said drive shaft.