US Pat. No. 10,363,005

METHOD AND X-RAY APPARATUS FOR INTERFEROMETRIC 2D X-RAY IMAGING

Siemens Healthcare GmbH, ...

1. A method for interferometric 2D x-ray imaging with a Talbot-Lau interferometer, which comprises the steps of:using the Talbot-Lau interferometer having at least one phase grating and an analysis grating for producing 2D images of an object to be examined using a phase stepping method;
producing an interference pattern with a period at intervals by the phase grating in accordance with a Lau condition, the interference pattern being read in temporal succession as readout data with an aid of the analysis grating and a pixelated detector disposed downstream in a beam direction at at least three phase positions within at least one period of the interference pattern;
producing a readout data record from the readout data for each readout time and phase position and a readout interval data record is produced within a time interval;
carrying out a stepwise readout of the pixelated detector continuously at a multiplicity of the phase positions of the interference pattern;
extracting time sequences of readout interval data records which overlap in time from readout data records; and
calculating at least one result image data record from at least one of an absorption image, a phase-contrast image or a dark-field image from each of the readout interval data records.

US Pat. No. 10,362,968

BIOIMPEDANCE CIRCUMFERENCE MEASUREMENT

FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE HO...

1. An apparatus for measuring the circumference of a limb of an individual comprising:two or more magnetic strips, each of which, during use of the apparatus, surrounds the limb and each of which, along its length, comprises magnetic coding of length information;
a magnetic read head for each magnetic strip for reading the magnetic coding of length information from the strip;
at least two current-injecting electrodes for injecting current at a plurality of frequencies, and at least two voltage-measuring electrodes for measuring resulting voltage between the at least two current-injecting electrodes;
at least one of a pre-amplifier and a low pass filter for processing a signal received from the at least two voltage-measuring electrodes;
an A/D converter for converting the signal from the at least one of the pre-amplifier and the low-pass filter;
a digital signal processing unit for calculating at least one of impedance, resistance, and reactance at the plurality of the frequencies of injected current based on the converted signal received from the A/D converter, wherein the digital signal processing unit is configured to receive a single circumference measurement determined from a plurality of circumference measurements received from the magnetic strips;
a tensioning assembly for setting the tension of the two or more magnetic strips; and
a tension sensor for each magnetic strip;
wherein the apparatus is configured to measure the circumference of the limb in a plurality of cross-sectional areas simultaneously for determining the plurality of circumference measurements.

US Pat. No. 10,362,959

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ASSESSING THE PROXIMITY OF AN ELECTRODE TO TISSUE IN A BODY

St. Jude Medical, Atrial ...

1. A system for assessing the proximity of an electrode to a tissue in a body, comprising:a tissue sensing circuit configured to resolve a detected impedance into first and second components of a complex impedance between said electrode and said tissue, said tissue sensing circuit including a tissue sensing signal source configured to generate an excitation signal to be applied to said tissue and a complex impedance sensor coupled to said tissue sensing signal source and configured to measure a response signal and output said first and second components of said complex impedance; and
an electronic control unit (ECU) configured to execute a computer program for assessing said proximity that is configured to:
(i) acquire a plurality of values for said first and second components of said complex impedance from said tissue sensing circuit between said electrode and said tissue as said electrode moves in the body and to calculate a respective electrical coupling index (ECI) for each of said plurality of values of said first and second components of said complex impedance;
(ii) process plural values of said electrical coupling index to determine a respective proximity of said electrode to said tissue as said electrode moves in the body, wherein said ECU, based on said ECI, is configured to determine whether said electrode is deemed not to be in contact with said tissue with said electrode being no more than a predetermined distance from said tissue wherein said predetermined distance is a positive, non-zero distance, said ECU, based on said ECI, being further configured to determine whether said electrode is deemed not to be in contact with said tissue with said electrode being beyond said predetermined distance from said tissue
said ECU being further configured to generate a signal representative of an indicator of proximity between said electrode and said tissue and to transmit said generated signal to at least one of (i) an application and (ii) a device other than said tissue sensing circuit and said proximity assessing program, for control of said at least one of said application and said device.

US Pat. No. 10,362,948

MULTI-VECTOR SENSING IN CARDIAC DEVICES WITH DETECTION COMBINATIONS

Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.,...

1. A cardiac rhythm management device comprising at least first and second input nodes to define a least a first sensing vector and operational circuitry for analyzing cardiac signals on at least two data streams, the operational circuitry being configured to:receive a signal from the first sensing vector;
in a first data stream, apply a first filtering criteria to the signal from the first sensing vector;
in a second data stream, apply a second filtering criteria different from the first filtering criteria applied to the signal from the first sensing vector;
combine the first and second data streams together to create a series of combined sample points for the cardiac signal each having an amplitude determined at least partly from each of the first and second data streams;
detect cardiac events in the series of combined sample points; and
calculate a cardiac rate using the detected cardiac events.

US Pat. No. 10,362,928

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD

FUJIFILM Corporation, Mi...

1. An image processing apparatus, comprising:an image signal acquisition unit that acquires an image signal obtained by imaging an observation target in a living body;
an original image generation unit that generates an original image in which the observation target is drawn in color based on the image signal;
a reduced original image generation unit that generates a reduced original image by performing processing for reducing at least one of a color or a contrast on the original image;
a structure region image generation unit that generates a structure region image in which one or more structure regions are extracted from the acquired image signal;
a feature amount calculation unit that calculates a shape feature amount of the structure region based on the structure region image;
a color assignment unit that assigns a color corresponding to the feature amount to the structure region; and
an image combining unit that generates a composite image by superimposing the reduced original image and the structure region image subjected to the color assignment,
wherein the structure region image generation unit generates a first structure region image showing a first structure region and a second structure region image showing a second structure region,
wherein the reduced original image generation unit generates a first reduced original image and a second reduced original image, and
wherein the image combining unit generates, as the composite image, a first composite image obtained by combining the first structure region image and the first reduced original image and a second composite image obtained by combining the second structure region image and the second reduced original image.

US Pat. No. 10,362,911

SURFACE CLEANING APPARATUS

Omachron Intellectual Pro...

1. A surface cleaning apparatus comprising:(a) a hand vacuum cleaner comprising a suction motor and fan assembly and at least one energy storage member, the suction motor and fan assembly having a suction motor axis of rotation;
(b) a surface cleaning head having a front end, a rear end, a dirt air inlet and a cleaning head air outlet; and,
(c) a rigid air flow conduit extending between the cleaning head air outlet and a hand vacuum cleaner air inlet, the rigid air flow conduit having a longitudinally extending conduit axis, the rigid air flow conduit is moveable between a storage position and an in-use floor cleaning position in which the rigid air flow conduit extends at an angle to the vertical,
wherein at least one supplemental energy storage member is provided with the surface cleaning head or the rigid air flow conduit,
and wherein the hand vacuum cleaner is removably mounted to an upstream end of the rigid air flow conduit.

US Pat. No. 10,362,859

ORAL CARE SYSTEM AND METHOD

Colgate-Palmolive Company...

1. An oral care system comprising:a toothbrush defining a longitudinal axis and including a head and a handle coupled to the head;
a reservoir disposed in the toothbrush, the reservoir containing an oral care material;
an applicator disposed in the toothbrush in fluid communication with the reservoir, the applicator operable to dispense the oral care material from the reservoir;
a cover movably mounted on the toothbrush, the cover movable from a closed position covering the applicator to an open position exposing the applicator;
wherein the cover remains attached to the toothbrush between the closed and open positions.

US Pat. No. 10,362,832

DECOUPLED FOOT STABILIZER SYSTEM

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. An article of footwear, comprising:an upper defining an interior and including a lower periphery;
a base portion including an outer periphery, wherein the lower periphery of upper is attached to the outer periphery of the base portion;
a sole structure engaged with the base portion;
a bootie disposed within the interior of the upper;
a plurality of strap members extending between the upper and the bootie and extending from the base portion toward a top of the upper; and
an attachment structure engaging the bootie and the plurality of strap members with the base portion, wherein the attachment structure includes an attachment area located inside the outer periphery of the base portion, and wherein the bootie and the plurality of strap members are decoupled from the outer periphery of the base portion at least along a lateral side and a medial side of a midfoot region of the article of footwear.

US Pat. No. 10,362,826

HAT AND HAT BRIM LENGTH ADJUSTING METHOD

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A hat, comprising a hat body and a hat brim, wherein the hat brim is retractable in length; the hat further comprises an adjustment unit and a detection unit; wherein the detection unit is configured to detect relations between a position of the sun and a position of a wearer's face in real time, so as to provide information for adjusting the length of the hat brim to the adjustment unit; andthe adjustment unit is configured to adjust the length of the hat brim according to the information provided by the detection unit,
the detection unit comprises a sun angle detector and a sun direction detector;
the sun direction detector is configured to detect directions of the sun relative to the wearer's face, including three cases in which the sun is in front of the wearer's face, right-above the wearer's face or in back of the wearer's face; and
when the sun is detected in front of the wearer's face, the sun angle detector is configured to detect an angle ? between a direction of a line connecting the position of the sun with a lower jaw of the wearer and a direction of an extension line of the hat brim,
the detection unit further comprises a calculation module and one or both of a ranging module and an information input module;
the ranging module is configured to measure a vertical length A of the wearer's face;
the information input module is configured to be used to input the vertical length A of the wearer's face; and
the calculation module is configured to calculate a length L of the hat brim at that time according to the angle ? and the vertical length A of the wearer's face as either measured by the ranging module or (ii) inputted by the information input module, wherein L=A×cot ?.

US Pat. No. 10,362,816

EXPANDABLE HEADBAND

1. An expandable headband comprising:an elongated, pleated, expandible cover having two opposing ends, a front edge and a rear edge;
means for securing the cover whereby the cover is adapted to rest atop a wearer's crown to form a headband;
an extendable support rod integral with the front edge of the cover that allows a wearer to grasp the front edge and expand the cover to form a visor;
an elongated channel on the front edge of said cover, said channel receiving said support rod;
a pair of buttons attached to said cover, each of said buttons having a central passageway aligned with said channel, a portion of said rod slidably received within each of said passageways to allow the rod to deploy and retract concomitant with expansion of the cover.

US Pat. No. 10,362,792

APPARATUS FOR STUFFING CONFECTIONS

1. An apparatus for stuffing a confection with a stuffing material, said apparatus comprising:a base member,
an enclosure connected to said base member having a hollow interior and disposed and dimensioned to receive a confection in the hollow interior,
a cap assembly disposed in a communicating relation with the hollow interior of said enclosure,
said cap assembly structured to retain the stuffing material therein, and
an injection member comprising an injection piston movable relative to said cap assembly in a driving relation to the stuffing material,
wherein the confection is positioned in the hollow interior, and the injection piston is moved towards the confection, through the cap assembly, forcing the stuffing material into the confection.

US Pat. No. 10,362,791

AIR DRYING PLANT AND METHOD FOR AIR DRYING CUT-UP FOOD

1. An air-drying plant for air drying cut-up food, includinga conveyor (10) for cut-up food (1) defining a conveying surface (11) and a conveyance direction
a plurality of blowing conduits (20) including blowing openings (21) channeling a treated airflow with a temperature comprised between 4° C. and 60° C. and a controlled humidity;
characterized in that:
the conveyor includes air treatment segments (12) the conveying surfaces (11) of which are facing and adjacent to said blowing openings (21) of at least one of said plurality of blowing conduits (20), said treated airflow being directed against said conveying surface (11) of the air treatment segments (12) at a speed of treatment, directly affecting the cut-up food (1) in a downward direction or in a upward direction through the conveyor, the conveyor being perforated;
the conveyor (10) also includes idle segments (13) intercalated between said air treatment segments (12), the conveying surface (11) of which is not facing the blowing openings (21), nor is it subjected to an airflow directed against said conveying surface (11), and
said drying plant comprising a plurality of said idle segments (13) intercalated between a plurality of air treatment segments (12) along the conveyance direction.

US Pat. No. 10,362,790

TRANSFER APPARATUS FOR DOUGH PIECES

1. A transfer apparatus for transferring a dough piece from a first processing station to a second processing station, comprising:a rotating dropping roller that is configured to release the dough piece from the first processing station, and
a scraper that is associated with the dropping roller and that is configured to support the dough piece released from the dropping roller, and
an oiling device that is associated with the dropping roller and that is configured to apply oil onto an outside surface of the dropping roller;
wherein the oiling device comprises at least one oiling pipe which extends at a distance parallel to the rotational axis of the dropping roller and which has oil outlet openings distributed across an axial length thereof; and
wherein the oiling pipe is arranged above the dropping roller with oil being delivered unpressurized via the oil outlet openings and dripping by gravity onto the dropping roller.

US Pat. No. 10,362,779

FOWL DECOY MOVEMENT SIMULATOR

1. A decoy support for supporting a wild fowl decoy, the decoy support comprising:a ground support comprising a ground engaging portion and an upstanding linear post extending along an axis thereof from the ground engaging portion;
a decoy support member movably guided by the upstanding linear post between a raised position and a lowered position;
a compression spring coaxial with the upstanding linear post, the compression spring resiliently biasing the decoy support member towards the raised position;
a powered actuator coupled to the decoy support member to selectively compress the compression spring to lower the decoy support member vertically along the axis of the upstanding linear post while simultaneously rotating the decoy support member around the axis of the upstanding linear post; and
a communications system having a receiver coupled to the powered actuator and a remote transmitter in communication with the receiver in a wired or wireless fashion, wherein signals transmitted from the remote transmitter to the receiver cause the powered actuator to selectively compress the compression spring.

US Pat. No. 10,362,778

SYSTEM AND DEVICE TO PREVENT WILDFIRE DAMAGE

1. A wildlife damage prevention system comprising:an inflatable device;
a base unit coupled to and disposed below the inflatable device, the base unit including a light disposed and configured to selectively internally illuminate the inflatable device; and
one or more sensor devices associated with the base unit and configured to detect a presence of wildlife and transmit a signal to the base unit indicating the presence of wildlife, the one or more sensor devices are separate from the base unit, base unit being configured to inflate the inflatable device and to turn on the light to internally illuminate the inflatable device to scare off wildlife upon receiving the signal indicating the presence of wildlife,
wherein the one or more sensor devices are spatially distributed within a geographic vicinity of the inflatable device and the base unit.

US Pat. No. 10,362,776

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR A SPRAY SYSTEM

1. A spray system, comprising:a first frame adaptable to a service vehicle;
a second frame connected to the first frame;
a spray head frame connected with the second frame;
a motion inducer mounted to the spray head frame;
a registration plate coupled with the motion inducer;
first and second nozzles coupled with the registration plate;
a first flow control unit mounted on the second frame, the first flow control unit fluidly coupled to a fluid source and to the first and second nozzles to deliver a fluid from the fluid source to the first and second nozzles when the first flow control unit is in an on position and cease the delivery of the fluid when the first flow control unit is in an off position; and
the motion inducer induces a motion to the registration plate during the delivery of fluid to the first and second nozzles by the first flow control unit to create droplet separation as the fluid exits the first and second nozzles, wherein the first flow control unit is isolated from the motion produced by the motion inducer due to its mounting on the second frame.

US Pat. No. 10,362,775

FLEXIBLE GRIP ROD HOLDER

1. A flexible rod holder comprising:a mountable base member;
a clamping assembly configured to secure the fishing rod within a curved holder member, wherein the curved holder member is configured to receive an end of a rod, wherein the curved holder member is positioned behind a flexible cam, wherein the clamping assembly comprises:
the flexible cam including a flexible strap member, a first cam and a second cam; and
a plurality of pins, the plurality of pins being configured to secure the flexible cam to a rod holder body.

US Pat. No. 10,362,774

FISHING LEADER WITH MULTI-LAYERED CRIMP SLEEVE

1. A crimp sleeve configured to secure a loop on a fishing leader, the leader being made of a fish-bite resistant material;said leader comprises a proximal end and a distal end, wherein said distal end terminates in said loop; said crimp sleeve comprises a compressible and permanently deformable outer layer made of a first material that is hard, and a compressible inner layer made of a second material that is softer than the first material, wherein the inner diameter of said outside layer is substantially equal to the outer diameter of said inner layer; said crimp sleeve further forming an inner lumen into which said loop is introduced for the purpose of fixation.

US Pat. No. 10,362,772

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,362,769

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTION OF DISEASE BREAKOUTS

International Business Ma...

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

US Pat. No. 10,362,767

RETRACTABLE SAFETY LEASH

1. A safety leash comprising:a wrist mount body;
a cord supported by the wrist mount body,
a biased engaged brake for braking the cord;
a brake release, the brake release including a helve and a counter grip, and the brake release being actuated by moving the helve toward the counter grip, wherein one or more arms extend from the helve to the brake; and
a spool mount supporting a spool, the spool mount defining a vertical axis that substantially orthogonally intersects a dorsum of a hand of a user when the safety leash is worn by the user;
wherein, when in use, the spool is mounted on a dorsum of a hand and the helve is held in one of a medial palmer, palmer, and proximal digital region of the hand, and the arms extend between the brake and the helve.

US Pat. No. 10,362,766

ANIMAL TRAINING COLLAR

1. A modular device for wireless communication between a transmitter and a receiver, the latter being mounted on a fastener to be worn by an animal/a human being or to be in contact therewith, the device comprising an electronic receiver (200, 300) having an electronic circuit and a plurality of electrical contact points extending at a distance from the electronic circuit, the contact points being used to deliver an electrical output in a number of distinct levels into the animal's or human being's body in response to a command signal communicated wirelessly by the transmitter, the electronic receiver (200, 300) comprising a PCB (213, 313) for receiving and handling the command signal, a battery (214, 314) for feeding the receiver (200, 300), one or more contact points with the animal/human being's body (220, 320) connected by insulated wires to the PCB (213, 313) in such a manner to have a positive polarity, respectively a negative polarity, wherein the modular device is structurally made of a string of individual and distinct separate elements or modules (210, 310), containing each a functional part selected from the group consisting of a PCB (213, 313), a battery (214, 314) and a part containing one or more contact points (220, 320) of the same polarity respectively, at least part of said individual and distinct separate elements (210, 310) being attached to one another only thanks to at least two substantially parallel flexible tubes (31, 32; 331, 332) of a given length and containing said insulated wires, so that the specific location of the modules (210, 310) containing the contact points (220, 320) and the order or sequence thereof in the string define an extension length for the contact points.

US Pat. No. 10,362,762

PET WASTE COLLECTION AND DISPOSAL APPARATUS

1. A pet waste collection and disposal apparatus comprising:a body comprising an interior portion;
a basin disposed within said interior portion of said body, said basin comprising an at least partially open top leading to an inner collection area for at least temporarily receiving pet waste;
a door movably interconnected to said body in an at least partially vertically pivotal manner;
said door comprising a main collection surface; and
said door being pivotal between a substantially upward closed position and a substantially outward open position; and
a nozzle assembly disposed within said interior portion of said body, said nozzle assembly comprising a plurality of spray nozzles for directing fluid toward said door when said door is disposed in said substantially upward closed position; and
said nozzle assembly comprises a spray tube spanning at least partially within a portion of said interior portion of said body, and a plurality of spray nozzles disposed along a length of said spray tube; and
said spray tube and said plurality of spray nozzles are linearly movable within said interior portion of said body via a nozzle positioning assembly; and
said nozzle positioning assembly comprises at least two rails disposed on opposite sides of said spray tube, interconnected to said spray tube by corresponding brackets slidably engaged with said rails; and
at least one motor for driving said slidably engaged brackets and said spray tube, along said rails; wherein
the nozzle assembly is in a movable relation to the body.

US Pat. No. 10,362,761

ANIMAL ENCLOSURE

1. An animal enclosure, comprising:a planar floor having a first side;
a plurality of walls attached to the first side of the planar floor in proximity to edges of the planar floor, the plurality of walls extending downwardly relative to the planar floor for resting on a ground surface;
a plurality of joists attached to the planar floor and situated between the plurality of walls supporting the planar floor, wherein the plurality of joists are attached to opposing walls of the plurality of walls;
a perimeter joint between the planar floor and the plurality of walls;
a corner flange having a first flange portion covering a portion of the planar floor and second flange portion covering a portion of each of the plurality of walls, wherein the corner flange covers the perimeter joint and extends around a perimeter of the planar floor;
a layer of elastomeric material disposed over the planar floor, the corner flange, and the plurality of walls; and
a plurality of fence segments each having a frame, wherein the fence segments are attached to the planar floor or the plurality of walls to retain the fence segments and enclose an animal.

US Pat. No. 10,362,760

ROBOT AND METHOD FOR MILKING A COW BY THIS ROBOT

Technologies Holdings Cor...

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

US Pat. No. 10,362,759

MILKING BOX WITH ROBOTIC ATTACHER

Technologies Holdings Cor...

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

US Pat. No. 10,362,739

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR IRRIGATION CONTROL

Rain Bird Corporation, A...

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

US Pat. No. 10,362,738

WORK VEHICLE

KOMATSU LTD., Tokyo (JP)...

1. A work vehicle comprising:a vehicle body;
a work implement movably coupled to the vehicle body, the work implement including a boom having a first end and a second end, and the first end of the boom being pivotally attached to the vehicle body about a first pivot axis;
at least one hydraulic component arranged on an upper side of the boom;
a first cover fixed to the boom, the first cover extending longitudinally away from the first end toward the second end of the boom, the first cover including an access opening through which the at least one hydraulic component is accessible; and
a second cover pivotally attached to the vehicle body to pivot about a second pivot axis relative to the vehicle body, with the second cover at least partially overlappingly disposed on the first cover so as to cover the access opening from above while the second cover is in a working position, the second cover being pivotally movable about the second pivot axis away from the first cover to an access position to allow access to the access opening.

US Pat. No. 10,362,737

ROLLER ASSEMBLY

1. A roller assembly, the roller assembly including:a frame;
a first undercarriage connected to the frame, the first undercarriage comprising:
a first body;
a rear roller connected to the first body; and
a first overlapping roller that is elongate and connected to the first body; and
a second undercarriage connected to the frame, the second undercarriage comprising:
a second body;
a front roller connected to the second body; and
a second overlapping roller that is elongate and connected to the second body,
wherein the first undercarriage is positioned adjacent to the second undercarriage such that the first overlapping roller overlaps the second overlapping roller,
wherein the first undercarriage and the second undercarriage are pivotally connected to the frame,
wherein, when the first and second undercarriages pivot in a first direction, the first and second overlapping rollers move towards each other,
wherein, when the first and second undercarriages pivot in a second direction, the first and second overlapping rollers move away from each other, and
wherein the first overlapping roller overlaps the second overlapping roller when the first and second undercarriages pivot in the first and second directions.

US Pat. No. 10,362,736

ASSEMBLY OF A PLANT POT HAVING A WICK AND A CONTAINER

1. A plant pot assembly, comprising:(a) a container, having a container bottom and an overflow;
(b) a plant pot nested in said container, said plant pot having a plant pot bottom and at least one side wall extending from said plant pot bottom up to a top rim, said plant pot bottom and said at least one side wall defining an interior of said plant pot;
(c) at least one hole in said plant pot located in or proximate to said plant pot bottom;
(d) a substrate filling said interior of said plant pot up to a top level in said plant pot;
(e) at least one wick extending from below said plant pot bottom, through said hole, and into said interior of said plant pot;
(f) said at least one wick having a first end and a second end;
(g) said at least one wick being doubled back on itself in said plant pot to define a first leg, a second leg, and a loop between said first and second legs;
(h) said loop lying above said top level of said substrate;
(i) said first end and said second end of said wick lying outside said plant pot but inside said container;
(j) an anchor attached to said loop, said anchor being separate from said plant pot, said anchor rest on top of said substrate and engage said substrate, said anchor forming stretching element extending along an interior surface of said loop, said anchor exerts a spreading force to stretch open said loop in order to prevent said loop sinking below said top level of said substrate;
(k) said container having the overflow lying below said plant pot bottom; and
(l) said first end and said second end of said wick extending below said overflow.

US Pat. No. 10,362,733

AGRICULTURAL HARVESTER CONFIGURED TO CONTROL A BIOMASS HARVESTING RATE BASED UPON SOIL EFFECTS

IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY RES...

1. An agricultural harvester (100) comprising:a control system (166) configured to:
calculate a plurality of biomass return rates as the agricultural harvester traverses an agricultural field, wherein each of the plurality of biomass return rates is iteratively calculated until an estimated soil loss exceeds a soil loss threshold or at least one of estimated soil quality indices fall below a soil quality threshold, wherein each calculation comprises:
starting with a proposed biomass return rate of one hundred percent and calculating the estimated soil quality indices and the estimated soil loss;
for every subsequent iteration, reducing the proposed biomass return rate by a predetermined amount and recalculating the estimated soil quality indices and the estimated soil loss; and
when the estimated soil loss exceeds the soil loss threshold or at least one of the estimated soil quality indices falls below the soil quality threshold, setting the biomass return rate to the proposed biomass return rate of the previous iteration; and
control a biomass harvesting rate based upon the calculated biomass return rate.

US Pat. No. 10,362,732

COMBINE HARVESTER HAVING A DRIVER ASSISTANCE SYSTEM

CLAAS Selbstfahrende Ernt...

1. A combine harvester comprising:one or more sensors; and
a driver assistance system in communication with the one or more sensors, the driver assistance system comprising a computing unit and a display, the computing unit configured to:
access data generated by the one or more sensors;
access at least one spreading strategy to regulate crop flow exiting the combine harvester;
access one or more partial strategies, the accessed one or more partial strategies assigned to the accessed at least one spreading strategy; and
use the accessed data generated by the one or more sensors, the accessed at least one spreading strategy, and the accessed one or more partial strategies in order to control the spreading of the crop flow exiting the combine harvester.

US Pat. No. 10,362,731

GARDENING TOOL, PARTICULARLY A GRASS TRIMMER

CHERVON (HK) LIMITED, Wa...

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

US Pat. No. 10,362,730

QUICK CHANGE LAWN MOWER BLADES

MTD Products Inc, Valley...

12. A blade for a lawn maintenance device comprising:a blade having a blade major axis, a second blade axis perpendicular to the blade major axis, and a center axis perpendicular to the blade major axis and the second blade axis;
wherein the blade defines a first aperture that is asymmetric and is centrally located and the first aperture has a first portion and a second portion partially intersecting the first portion, wherein
the first portion has a long dimension, a short dimension and a first centerline along its long dimension,
the second portion has a long dimension, a short dimension and a second centerline along its long dimension, and
the first and second centerlines are generally parallel to each other, but not parallel to the blade major axis or the second blade axis,
the first and second centerlines are offset with respect to each other,
wherein the first portion and the second portion each include an elongated shape having parallel sides, a first end having a first radius, and a second end having a second radius that is greater than the first radius of the first end.

US Pat. No. 10,362,728

FLOW DIVERTER FOR A FERTILIZATION SYSTEM

1. A fertilizer system, comprising:a tank, comprising:
a fertilizer fill opening configured to be selectively covered and uncovered using a cap,
a tank water inlet configured to flow water into the tank and
a tank fertilizer outlet configured to flow fertilizer out of the tank;
a flow diverter, comprising:
a base comprising:
a water outlet threaded bore and
a fertilizer inlet threaded bore,
a stem comprising:
a scoop spoon configured to channel water into the base and an outlet configured to release fertilizer into a pipe in an irrigation system,
a vertical water inlet bore configured to fluidly couple the scoop spoon with the water outlet threaded bore,
a vertical stem fertilizer bore configured to fluidly couple the fertilizer inlet threaded bore with the outlet,
a wider cross-sectional area at a rear portion of the stem configured to create a high pressure region in the pipe,
a narrower cross-section area at a front portion of the stem that is narrower than the wider cross-sectional area at the rear portion of the stem configured to create a low pressure region in the pipe and
wherein the high pressure region operates to push water upward along the scoop spoon and the low pressure region operates to pull fertilizer through the vertical stem fertilizer bore;
a water conduit configured to fluidly couple the water outlet threaded bore of the base of the flow diverter with the tank water inlet;
a fertilizer conduit configured to fluidly couple the fertilizer inlet threaded bore of the base of the flow divert with the tank fertilizer outlet; and
a mounting collar configured to mechanically and fluidly couple the flow diverter with the pipe in the irrigation system.

US Pat. No. 10,362,727

FLOW CONTROL INSERT FOR AN AGRICULTURAL METERING SYSTEM

CNH Industrial Canada, Lt...

1. A flow control insert for an agricultural metering system, comprising:a body configured to couple the flow control insert to a housing of the agricultural metering system; and
a shoulder extending from the body, wherein the shoulder is configured to engage a channel in a meter roller having flutes disposed within the channel, and a radial position of the shoulder is configured to establish a radial gap between the shoulder and the flutes sufficiently small to control flow of particulate material within the channel along a rotational direction of the meter roller.

US Pat. No. 10,362,725

CONDUIT SYSTEM FOR A PNEUMATIC DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM OF AN AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENT

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A pneumatic distribution system for an agricultural implement comprising:an inductor box including a plurality of outlet ports, wherein the inductor box is configured to receive an agricultural product and an airflow, to combine the agricultural product with the airflow, and to direct the agricultural product and the airflow through the plurality of outlet ports;
a plurality of row units each configured to receive the agricultural product and the airflow, and to deposit the agricultural product into soil; and
a conduit system extending between the plurality of outlet ports of the inductor box and the plurality of row units, wherein the conduit system is configured to direct the agricultural product and the airflow from each outlet port of the plurality of outlet ports to at least two row units of the plurality of row units;
wherein the conduit system comprises a first hose extending between a first outlet port of the plurality of outlet ports and a first row unit of the plurality of row units, and a second hose extending between the first row unit and a second row unit of the plurality of row units, and wherein a first inner diameter of the first hose is larger than a second inner diameter of the second hose.

US Pat. No. 10,362,724

SOWING MACHINE WITH MULTIFUNCTIONAL ROLLER

1. An arrangement of a fertilizer coulter structure and a plurality of swivel-mounted double disc seed coulters (7, 8), wherein each of the plurality of swivel-mounted double disc seed coulters is mounted on at least one of a plurality of coulter arms (40), wherein the plurality of coulter arms are fixed on a frame (6) of a pneumatic seed drill, wherein the arrangement further comprises:a working device (14) which is designed as a roller (15) or a compactor situated between the fertilizer coulter structure and the swivel-mounted double disk seed coulters (7, 8), wherein the working device (14) is configured to: close a slit of the fertilizer coulter structure, to re-compact soil thrown up by the fertilizer coulter structure, pre-compact soil in front of the swivel-mounted double disc seed coulters (7, 8) and to act as a depth guidance device for the pneumatic seed drill.
US Pat. No. 10,364,350

VESICULAR SYSTEM AND USES THEREOF

AGENCY FOR SCIENCE, TECHN...

1. A process of forming a vesicle with an associated membrane protein, comprising:providing a vesicle having a circumferential membrane of an amphiphilic polymer, wherein the vesicle is a synthetic polymer vesicle and the amphiphilic polymer is a synthetic block copolymer, the amphiphilic polymer comprising a molecule with a non-polar moiety, wherein a portion of the non-polar moiety of the molecule is integrated into the circumferential membrane of the vesicle, wherein the molecule with the non-polar moiety is capable of coupling the vesicle to a surface via a covalent or non-covalent bond, the non-polar moiety being one of an aliphatic, an alicyclic, an aromatic and an arylaliphatic moiety,
wherein the non-polar moiety comprises a main chain of 3 to about 30 carbon atoms and 0 to about 12 heteroatoms selected from Si, O, S, N, and Se; and
contacting the vesicle with a cell-free expression system and a nucleic acid molecule encoding the associated membrane protein under conditions suitable for transcription and translation of the nucleic acid molecule such that the associated membrane protein is formed in situ and associated with the circumferential membrane of the amphiphilic polymer of the vesicle, wherein the associated membrane protein is an odorant receptor 5 protein, an alpha-hemolysin protein, or a claudin-2 protein,
wherein a portion of the associated membrane protein is integrated into the circumferential membrane of the amphiphilic polymer of the vesicle,
wherein the amphiphilic polymer is a diblock (A-B) or a triblock copolymer (A-B-A or A-B-C),
wherein the cell-free expression system is selected from the group consisting of eukaryotic cell-free expression system, prokaryotic cell-free expression system, and archaic cell-free expression system.
US Pat. No. 10,364,158

AMORPHOUS MESOPOROUS ALUMINA WITH HIGH CONNECTIVITY AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREOF

IFP Energies Nouvelles, ...

1. A process for preparing amorphous mesoporous alumina, said process consisting of:a) a first alumina precipitation step, in an aqueous reaction medium, of at least one basic precursor selected from sodium aluminate, potassium aluminate, ammonia, sodium hydroxide and potassium hydroxide, and at least one acidic precursor selected from aluminum sulphate, aluminum chloride, aluminum nitrate, sulphuric acid, hydrochloric acid, and nitric acid, in which at least one of the basic or acidic precursor comprises aluminum, the relative flow rate of the acidic and basic precursors is chosen so as to obtain a pH of the reaction medium between 8.5 and 10.5, and the flow rate of the acidic and basic precursor or precursors containing aluminum is regulated so as to obtain a rate of progress between 40 and less than 100%, the rate of progress being defined as the proportion of alumina formed as Al2O3 equivalent during the first precipitation step with respect to the total amount of alumina formed at the end of a second precipitation step a?), the first precipitation step a) being carried out at a temperature between 10 and 40° C. and for a period between 2 minutes and 30 minutes, wherein the first precipitation step a) produces a suspension,
wherein the second precipitation step a?) is performed after the first precipitation step, and, between the first and second precipitation steps a) and a?) the suspension obtained at the end of first precipitation step a) is heated in an intermediate heating step carried out at a temperature between 20 and 90° C. and for a period of between 7 and 45 minutes, and
said second precipitation step a?) is performed on the suspension obtained at the end of the intermediate heating step by adding to the said suspension obtained at the end of the intermediate heating step at least one basic precursor selected from sodium aluminate, potassium aluminate, ammonia, sodium hydroxide and potassium hydroxide and at least one acidic precursor selected from aluminum sulphate, aluminum chloride, aluminum nitrate, sulphuric acid, hydrochloric acid, and nitric acid, in which at least one of the basic or acidic precursors contains aluminum, the relative flow rate of the acidic and basic precursors is chosen so as to obtain a pH of the reaction medium between 8.5 and 10.5 and the flow rate of the acidic and basic precursor or precursors containing aluminum is regulated so as to obtain a rate of progress of second precipitation step a?) between 0 and 60%, the rate of progress of second precipitation step a?) being defined as the proportion of alumina formed as Al2O3 equivalent during the second precipitation step a?) with respect to the total amount of alumina formed at the end of second precipitation step a?), second precipitation step a?) being carried out at a temperature between 40 and 90° C., and for a period of between 2 minutes and 50 minutes,
b) a heat treatment step wherein the suspension obtained at the end of second precipitation step a?) is heated at a temperature between 50 and 200° C. for a period between 30 minutes and 5 hours,
c) a filtration step wherein the suspension obtained at the end of the heat treatment step b) is filtered and an alumina gel is obtained, followed by at least one washing step of the obtained gel,
d) a drying step wherein the alumina gel obtained at the end of the step c) is dried to obtain a powder,
e) a molding step wherein the powder obtained at the end of the step d) is molded to obtain crude material, and
f) a heat treatment step wherein the crude material obtained at the end of the step e) is heated at a temperature between 500 and 1000° C., in the presence or otherwise of a stream of air containing up to 60% by volume of water.
US Pat. No. 10,364,462

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR POLYNUCLEOTIDE SEQUENCING

Illumina, Inc., San Dieg...

1. A system for characterizing a target polynucleotide, comprising:a polypeptide pore inserted into a membrane having a cis and a trans surface;
a Hel308 helicase contacting the pore on the cis surface of the membrane;
a solution comprising a target polynucleotide and less than 1 mM ATP or analogue thereof contacting the cis surface of the membrane;
an amplifier adapted to provide a potential difference across the membrane;
a processor with instructions to characterize signals from fractional step translocations of the polynucleotide through the polypeptide pore; and
a detector adapted to measure an ionic current flowing through the pore.
US Pat. No. 10,363,234

ANTIHYPERTENSIVE AGENT

WAKUNAGA PHARMACEUTICAL C...

1. A method for antihypertension comprising administering S-1-propenylcysteine or a salt thereof to a subject in need thereof, wherein when a total of a trans-isomer and a cis-isomer of S-1-propenylcysteine or a salt thereof is 100%, the proportion of the trans-isomer in the S-1-propenylcysteine or a salt thereof is from 75 to 100%.
US Pat. No. 10,365,561

PHOTORESIST AND METHOD

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device, the method comprising:applying a photoresist to a layer to be patterned, wherein the photoresist comprises a singular polymer, the singular polymer comprising:
a hydrocarbon backbone;
a first acid labile group, wherein the first acid labile group has less than 9 carbon atoms, wherein the first acid labile group comprises a cycloalkyl group and further comprises a C4-C5 alkyl group, an acetyl group, or an acetyl alkyl group; and
a second acid labile group, wherein the second acid labile group comprises greater than 9 carbon atoms;
exposing the photoresist to a patterned light source; and
developing the photoresist after the exposing the photoresist.
US Pat. No. 10,362,748

WHEAT CULTIVAR 01071526

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of wheat cultivar 01071526, wherein a sample of seed of said cultivar has been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125546.
US Pat. No. 10,364,284

HIGH AFFINITY ANTIBODIES THAT NEUTRALIZE STAPHYLOCOCCUS ENTEROTOXIN B

Eisai, Inc., Woodcliff L...

1. A recombinant antibody, said antibody comprising a heavy chain CDR1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 68, a heavy chain CDR2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 69, and a heavy chain CDR3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 70, a light chain CDR1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 56, a light chain CDR2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 57, and a light chain CDR3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 58, or an antigen-binding fragment thereof, that binds to Staphylococcus enterotoxin B with a dissociation constant (KD) of less than 3×10?8M.
US Pat. No. 10,363,264

THERAPY REGIMEN AND METHODS TO SENSITIZE CANCER CELLS TREATED WITH EPIGENETIC THERAPY TO PARP INHIBITORS IN MULTIPLE CANCERS

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, B...

1. A method for treating a cancer, the method comprising administering to a subject in need of treatment thereof an effective amount of a low dose of a DNA demethylating agent and an effective amount of a poly ADP ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitor, wherein the cancer is selected from the group consisting of leukemia, myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), breast, and ovarian, and wherein the DNA demethylating agent is a DNA methyltransferase inhibitor (DNMTi).
US Pat. No. 10,363,276

COMPOSITIONS, METHODS, AND DEVICES FOR TREATING DISEASE

The General Hospital Corp...

1. A method of preparing a composition for the treatment of liver disease, the method comprising:(i) obtaining a population of undifferentiated multipotent stromal cells (MSCs);
(ii) culturing the MSCs in a medium;
(iii) obtaining the medium resulting from the culturing of (ii);
(iv) fractionating the medium obtained in (iii);
(v) selecting a fraction of the medium that is capable of one or both of promoting hepatocyte proliferation or inhibiting hepatocyte death; and
(vi) formulating the selected fraction to form a composition for administration to a mammal.

US Pat. No. 10,368,294

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING A NETWORK SEARCH PARAMETER IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

British Telecommunication...

1. A method of operating a mobile communications network, the method comprising:a) in response to a mobile terminal losing a first connection with a first femtocell associated with a home mobile network and then making a second connection with a macrocell associated with a visited mobile network, wherein the macrocell contains the home mobile network femtocell to which the terminal was previously connected and one or more further home mobile network femtocells, determining a network search parameter value for the mobile terminal, the network search parameter value being used to determine when the mobile terminal searches for a home mobile network femtocell;
b) transmitting the network search parameter value to the mobile terminal;
c) periodically re-determining the network search parameter value if the mobile terminal is still connected with the macrocell associated with the visited mobile network; and
d) transmitting the network search parameter value determined in c) to the mobile terminal,
wherein an area covered by the macrocell comprises the first femtocell and at least one additional femtocell.

US Pat. No. 10,368,277

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

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

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

US Pat. No. 10,367,432

PIEZOELECTRIC DRIVE DEVICE, DRIVE METHOD OF PIEZOELECTRIC DRIVE DEVICE, ROBOT, ELECTRONIC COMPONENT TRANSPORT APPARATUS, PRINTER, AND PROJECTOR

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A piezoelectric drive device comprising:a plurality of piezoelectric vibration modules each of which including a vibration portion and a transmission portion which abuts on a driven portion and transmits longitudinal vibration in an alignment direction in which the vibration portion is aligned with the driven portion and bending vibration which is a composite vibration of the longitudinal vibration and lateral vibration of the vibration portion in a direction intersecting the alignment direction to the driven portion; and
a control unit that controls the plurality of piezoelectric vibration modules,
wherein the control unit controls the plurality of piezoelectric vibration modules in a drive mode which includes
a first drive mode in which the transmission portions of all the plurality of piezoelectric vibration modules are driven so as to perform the bending vibration in a first direction, and
a second drive mode in which the transmission portions of some of the plurality of piezoelectric vibration modules are driven so as to perform the bending vibration in the first direction and the transmission portions of others of the plurality of the piezoelectric vibration modules are driven so as to perform the longitudinal vibration or the bending vibration in a second direction opposite to the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,367,430

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A VARIABLE FLOW TRANSDUCER

INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG,...

1. A microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) transducer comprising:a deflectable membrane attached to a support structure;
an acoustic valve structure configured to cause the deflectable membrane to be acoustically transparent in a first mode and acoustically visible in a second mode; and
an actuating mechanism coupled to the deflectable membrane; and
a controller configured to cause the deflectable membrane to vibrate at a first frequency, and to cause the acoustic valve structure to alternate between the first mode and the second mode to produce an acoustic signal having a second frequency lower than the first frequency at the same time the deflectable membrane vibrates at the first frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,367,407

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

GE ENERGY POWER CONVERSIO...

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

US Pat. No. 10,367,397

CONTROLLER-INTEGRATED ROTARY ELECTRIC MACHINE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A controller-integrated rotary electric machine comprising:a first housing that houses a controller or a rotary electric machine main unit driven according to a command from the controller and that includes a thin-walled portion at an edge on an outer periphery side; and
a second housing that is coaxially aligned with the first housing and has a groove in which an abutting face having a linearly inclined cross-sectional shape is formed from the outer periphery side toward a radial direction;
a first axial positioning portion provided on the first housing and having a face perpendicular to the axial direction; and
a second axial positioning portion provided on the second housing on an edge side with respect to the groove and having a face perpendicular to the axial direction,
wherein the first housing is joined to the second housing by folding the thin-walled portion of the first housing along the abutting face of the second housing and performing swaging,
wherein the first housing is joined to the second housing by causing the first axial positioning portion to abut against the second axial positioning portion and performing swaging,
wherein a gap exists between the thin-walled portion of the first housing and the groove of the second housing,
wherein an end of the thin-walled portion contacts the abutting face of the second housing, and
wherein the gap exists between the end of the thin-walled portion and a bottom portion of the groove of the second housing.

US Pat. No. 10,367,392

ROTARY MAGNETIC TRANSMISSION STRUCTURE

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

US Pat. No. 10,367,391

GENERATOR STATOR BAR HAVING PROFILE STRIP AND PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURING GENERATOR STATOR BAR

SIEMENS ENERGY, INC., Or...

1. A generator stator bar comprising:a stator bar strand assembly comprising a plurality of stator bar strands assembled together; and
a profile strip placed on a top side surface and a bottom side surface of the stator bar strand assembly,
wherein the profile strip comprises an uncured strip comprising uncured material,
wherein the profile strip further comprises a pre-cured strip comprising pre-cured material,
wherein the pre-cured strip is enclosed by the uncured strip,
wherein the pre-cured strip comprises cavities perforated through a thickness of the pre-cured strip,
wherein the uncured material of the uncured strip melts and flows through the cavities of the pre-cured strip under pressure and heat during a consolidation of the stator bar strand assembly to bond the profile strip on the top side surface and the bottom side surface of the stator bar strand assembly, and
wherein the pre-cured material of the pre-cured strip maintains rigidity under the pressure and heat during the consolidation of the stator bar strand assembly to keep orientations of the stator bar strands parallel to the profile strip.

US Pat. No. 10,367,390

INSULATOR FOR INSULATING COILS OF A STATOR OF ELECTRIC MOTOR

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A stator of an electric motor, the stator comprising:a stator core formed with a plurality of slots, each slot being defined by an inner wall surface and a pair of side wall surfaces extending radially inward from the inner wall surface so as to be opposite to each other;
a first coil wound around the stator core, and configured to transmit a signal of a first phase, the first coil including a first coil side received in a first slot of the plurality of slots and a first coil end arranged outside of the first slot, only the first coil being received in the first slot;
a second coil wound around the stator core and configured to transmit a signal of a second phase different from the first phase, the second coil including a second coil side received in a second slot of the plurality of slots and a second coil end arranged outside of the second slot, only the second coil being received in the second slot; and
at least one first insulator arranged in the first slot, the first insulator including:
a first coil side-insulation part having a bottom arranged between the inner wall surface of the first slot and the first coil side so as to contact the inner wall surface of the first slot, the bottom of the first coil side-insulation part electrically insulating the first coil side from the inner wall surface of the first slot; and
a first coil end-insulation part integrally coupled with the bottom of the first coil side-insulation part, and arranged outside of the first slot, the first coil end-insulation part being arranged between the first coil end and the second coil end, the first coil end-insulation part electrically insulating the first coil end from the second coil end.

US Pat. No. 10,367,389

INTELLIGENTLY CONTROLLED VARIABLE POWER MOTOR

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

US Pat. No. 10,367,388

MAIN MOTOR FOR RAILWAY VEHICLE

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

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

US Pat. No. 10,367,386

POWER GENERATOR

1. A generator, comprising:a rotary shaft which rotates by an external driving force;
a stator which is:
configured in a cylindrical hollow shape,
disposed at an outer side of the rotary shaft,
wound with coils, and
configured to induce a magnetic field from a coil wound around the stator;
a wire which is connected to a coil wound at an inner side of the stator and passes through a side plate “b” of the stator and passes through a space formed between the side plate “b” of an inner casing and a rotary shaft rest and extends outside through a wire through hole of a side surface of an inner casing engaging support member and a ventilation hole of an outer casing;
a cylindrical magnetic inner casing which is engaged to the rotary shaft and the rotary shaft rest; and
the rotary shaft rest which includes a bearing inside of the rotary shaft rest so as to support the rotary shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,367,382

LAMINATED CORE OF A STATOR OR A ROTOR AND ELECTRICAL MACHINE

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

US Pat. No. 10,367,381

WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION APPARATUS AND METHOD

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,367,380

SMART RF LENSING: EFFICIENT, DYNAMIC AND MOBILE WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER

CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF T...

1. An RF lens comprising:a first plurality of radiators adapted to radiate electromagnetic waves to power a device positioned away from the RF lens, wherein the plurality of radiators operate at a first frequency; and
a plurality of locked loop circuits adapted to control phases of the electromagnetic waves radiated by the first plurality of radiators such that the phase of the electromagnetic wave radiated by each of the plurality of radiators is set in accordance with a distance between the radiator and the device, wherein said plurality of locked loop circuits are further adapted to lock a phase or a frequency of the electromagnetic wave radiated by each of the first plurality of radiators to a phase or frequency of a reference signal, wherein said reference signal is not generated by a target receiving the electromagnetic waves radiated by the plurality of radiators.

US Pat. No. 10,367,379

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

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

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

US Pat. No. 10,367,378

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

IHI Corporation, Tokyo (...

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

US Pat. No. 10,367,377

VEHICLE AND CONTACTLESS POWER TRANSFER SYSTEM

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,367,376

WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER SYSTEM SUPPLYING POWER REQUIRED BY ADIABATIC CIRCUIT

Winbond Electronics Corp....

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

US Pat. No. 10,367,375

POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS

Funai Electric Co., LTD.,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,367,374

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

Azbil North America Resea...

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

US Pat. No. 10,367,373

MOBILE CART AND POWER SYSTEM THEREFOR

Scott-Clark, L.P., Burne...

1. A power system for mobile cart, comprising:a battery assembly comprising a plurality of rechargeable batteries, a battery support for supporting each respective one of said batteries wherein said battery support is mountable on a mobile cart and said respective battery is removeably engageable with and disengagable from said battery support from an exterior of said battery support, said battery assembly including a battery connector for each said battery which is engageable with said battery when said battery is installed on said respective battery support, each said battery being individually removable from said battery support independently of any other said battery supported by said battery support to supply power through said battery connector;
a battery control system for controlling discharge of said batteries, which has a control unit comprising a controller connected to said battery connector for controlling battery discharge, a power outlet receiving power under the control of said controller and supplying said power to electrical equipment on a mobile cart, wherein discharging of said battery supplies battery power to said power outlet; and
said controller having a switch that selectively controls which said battery is being discharged to supply said battery power to said power outlet, and said controller communicating with and monitoring a battery charge of each said battery, said controller switching from a first said battery to a second said battery when said battery charge is at a minimum charge or said first battery is removed from said battery support, wherein when external power is not present or has been removed, said controller determines which said battery to use, wherein said controller monitors if said battery charge of each said battery is below a minimum charge which establishes that a battery is discharged, said controller first using said battery which is above said minimum charge and has the lowest battery charge relative to each other said battery to supply said battery power to said power outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,367,372

TRACKING DEVICE AND POWER MODULE

Passive Eye Limited, Lon...

1. A power module for a mobile device, the power module comprising:a power bus;
first and second electrical power storage cells of different types, each of the first and second electrical power storage cells being arranged to provide stored electrical power to the power bus;
an energy harvester for generating electrical power to charge the electrical power storage cells;
a switch for routing the generated electrical power to one of the first and second electrical power storage cells; and
processing means arranged to monitor the electrical power stored in one or both of the electrical power storage cells and control the switch.

US Pat. No. 10,367,369

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CHARGING OR POWERING DEVICES, INCLUDING MOBILE DEVICES, MACHINES OR EQUIPMENT

Mojo Mobility, Inc., San...

1. A system for charging of one or more devices, including robots, vehicles, or batteries, the system comprising: a wireless charger that comprises a charger coil, an optional receiver that includes a receiver coil, and an optional wired charger, for charging one or more devices, including robots, vehicles, or batteries, the wireless charger and the optional wired charger using respectively wireless and wired means of communication with the devices to initial and control a charging process,wherein the wireless and the wired charger and/or the device can communicate with a local area, wide area, cellular, satellite, fiber, DSL or other wireless or wired network, to exchange information remotely regarding the charging of the one or more devices.

US Pat. No. 10,367,367

ELECTRONIC WATCH RECHARGING DEVICE

1. An electronic watch charging device comprising:a body;
a charging assembly configured to engage and inductively charge an electronic watch;
an adapter mechanically coupled to said body and electrically coupled to said charging assembly, said adapter being configured to be coupled to a power supply;
a restraining strap connected to said body, said restraining strap being configured to secure said electronic watch into engagement with said charging assembly receptacle.

US Pat. No. 10,367,366

WIRELESS CHARGING DEVICE

Lenovo (Beijing) Limited,...

1. A wireless charging device, comprising:a first charging unit configured to charge a first electronic device using a first wireless charging protocol, the first charging unit located on a first plane within the charging device;
a second charging unit configured to charge a second electronic device using a second wireless charging protocol, the second charging unit located on a second plane parallel to the first plane;
a shield arranged between the first and second charging units, the shield located on a third plane parallel to the first and second planes, wherein the first charging unit is located on an opposite side of the shield from the second charging unit, wherein the shield absorbs a magnetic field generated by at least one of the first charging unit and the second charging unit; and
a controller that disables power supply to the first charging unit in response to the second charging unit being positioned above the first charging unit and disables power supply to the second charging unit in response to the first charging unit being positioned above the second charging unit.

US Pat. No. 10,367,365

METHOD FOR READING, WRITING, OR UPDATING INFORMATION FOR BATTERY CELL VIA CONNECTING INTERFACE BETWEEN PORTABLE DEVICE AND BATTERY PACK INCLUDING BATTERY CELL SO AS TO OBTAIN PRECISE INFORMATION

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A portable device connected to a battery pack via a connecting interface, the battery pack comprising at least one battery cell, and the portable device comprises:a transmitting circuit, for transmitting signals from the connecting interface to a control circuit or from the control circuit to the connecting interface; and
the control circuit, coupled to the transmitting circuit, for performing at least one control operation that is associated with the battery cell according to information for the battery cell;
wherein there is an analog communication from the battery cell of the battery pack to the portable device to provide a voltage level actually from the battery cell.

US Pat. No. 10,367,364

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR POWERING MOBILE DEVICE

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

6. An apparatus, comprising:a universal serial bus type C interface configured to connect the apparatus with an external battery, wherein a voltage bus of the universal serial bus type C interface is configured to be coupled to a positive terminal of the external battery;
a detector configured to:
detect whether the external battery has been connected with the apparatus through the universal serial bus type C interface and a voltage provided by the external battery is within a predefined voltage scope,
detect, through a data terminal of the universal serial bus type C interface, at least one of an identity of the external battery and a temperature of the external battery, and
detect, based on the at least one of the identity of the external battery and the temperature of the external battery, whether the external battery is useable for powering the apparatus through the universal serial bus type C interface; and
a receiver configured to, in response to detecting the external battery being useable for powering the apparatus through the universal serial bus type C interface, allow to receive power through the voltage bus of the universal serial bus type C interface in a case where no current is detected at configuration channel pins of the universal serial bus type C interface.

US Pat. No. 10,367,363

DEVICE FOR CHARGING AN ENERGY STORE

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft z...

1. A device for charging an energy store, comprising:a first terminal for connecting to a direct current source;
a second terminal for connecting to the energy store;
a third terminal for connecting to an alternating current source; and
a parallel connection between the first and second terminals, the parallel connection comprising an intermediate connection circuit, a first transducer circuit for converting an input voltage and an input current to an output direct voltage and an output direct current, and a second transducer circuit;
wherein the first transducer circuit comprises an AC/DC transducer comprising a switch connected between a main choke and a grid choke of the AC/DC transducer;
wherein the switch is configured to separate the grid choke from the main choke and to connect the main choke to the second terminal in a direct current charge mode; and
wherein the AC/DC transducer comprises a series connection of the grid choke, the switch and the main choke, and wherein the grid choke is connected to the third terminal;
wherein the second transducer circuit comprises a DC/DC transducer.

US Pat. No. 10,367,362

DISPOSABLE PACKAGE ASSEMBLY FOR BATTERIES WITH ADDED CHARGING FUNCTION

RLW Virtual Solutions, LL...

1. A commercial package assembly that is usable with at least one battery for charging an electronic device, the commercial package assembly comprising:a first package member that is configured to form at least a portion of a battery chamber for receiving and retaining the at least one battery;
a control assembly that is coupled to the first package member, the control assembly being configured to selectively transmit energy from the at least one battery to the electronic device to charge the electronic device, the control assembly including a controller and a connector assembly, the connector assembly electrically connecting the controller to the electronic device; and
an access inhibitor that is selectively positionable adjacent to the connector assembly to selectively inhibit access to the connector assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,367,361

INFORMATION DISPLAYING METHOD AND INFORMATION DISPLAYING DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

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

US Pat. No. 10,367,360

MOBILE DEVICES CHARGING SYSTEM AND METHOD

NIPE TECHNOLOGY LTD., Sh...

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

US Pat. No. 10,367,359

POWER CONTROL APPARATUS AND POWER CONTROL SYSTEM

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A power control apparatus comprising:acquisition circuitry configured to acquire information relating to a voltage and an electric current of a secondary battery during charging;
estimation circuitry configured to estimate a voltage of the secondary battery at a zero current based on the information acquired by the acquisition circuitry; and
current determining circuitry configured to determine a maximum current of the secondary battery during charging using the voltage of the secondary battery at the zero current estimated by the estimation circuitry and a first predetermined voltage, wherein
the acquisition circuitry is configured to acquire information relating to voltages and electric currents of a plurality of secondary batteries during charging; and
the current determining circuitry is configured to:
determine a maximum current of each secondary battery during charging so that the voltage of the secondary battery does not exceed the first predetermined voltage based on the information acquired by the acquisition circuitry, and
determine a maximum current that flows into the plurality of secondary batteries during charging of the plurality of secondary batteries based on the smallest value among the determined maximum currents.

US Pat. No. 10,367,358

ACTIVE EQUALIZING CHARGING DEVICE

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

US Pat. No. 10,367,352

USE OF INTERRUPTED DIRECT CURRENT POWER BY APPLIANCES

1. An electric power distribution circuit that supplies interrupted direct current power to electric appliances, comprising: a. a source of the direct current power, b. a connection for an electric appliance, and c. an interrupter electrically interposed between the source of the direct current power and the connection to the electric appliance, wherein the interrupter interrupts the direct current power from the source by a randomly varying frequency of interrupt over at least a two fold range of interrupt frequencies of at least 250 hertz with an off time interrupt interval of less than 1% of the period.

US Pat. No. 10,367,351

ENERGY MANAGEMENT METHOD ALLOWING A DISTRIBUTION OF THE ENERGY BETWEEN AN ELECTRICAL NETWORK AND A PROCESSING SYSTEM INTENDED IN PARTICULAR TO STORE ENERGY

14. An energy management device comprising:a storage tank connected to an electrical network supplied in electrical energy from an energy source and conveying electrical energy to consumers of electricity, the storage tank being configured to store electrical energy from the energy source and deliver stored electrical energy to the electrical network, and
a computer configured to perform:
harvesting an electrical energy from the energy source,
distributing the harvested electrical energy to the electrical network and to the storage tank, the distributing being configured so as to exhibit:
a first configuration in which at least a part of the harvested electrical energy is injected into the electrical network,
a second configuration in which at least a part of the harvested electrical energy is injected into a processing system intended to store it in the storage tank, and
controlling the distribution of the electrical energy comprising:
determining energy distribution constraints on the electrical network to receive an injection of electricity,
determining a state of storage of the storage tank and determining a time to delivery of at least a predetermined quantity of the content of the storage tank, wherein the time to delivery is an obligation to deliver the predetermined quantity of the content of the storage tank into the electrical network, and
dosing the distribution of the injecting of electrical energy into the electrical network and into the processing system from the determined values of the state of storage and the time to delivery, so that at the end of the time to delivery, the storage tank contains and is caused to deliver at least the predetermined quantity into the electrical network.

US Pat. No. 10,367,350

CENTRAL COMBINED ACTIVE ESD CLAMP

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. A circuit comprising:a trigger circuit comprising a first input, a second input, an anode, a switched output, and a transistor,
wherein the anode is configured to be coupled to a reference voltage,
wherein the first input is configured to monitor a first highest voltage level provided at a first group of terminals, the first group of terminals configured to operate within a first voltage class,
wherein the second input is configured to monitor a second highest voltage level provided at a second group of terminals, the second group of terminals configured to operate within a second voltage class that is different from the first voltage class,
wherein a second maximum operating voltage for the second group of terminals is different than a first maximum operating voltage for the first group of terminals and wherein at least one of the first group of terminals or the second group of terminal comprises a plurality of terminals, and
wherein the transistor is configured to provide an output signal at the switched output when the first highest voltage level exceeds a first trigger threshold voltage and when the second highest voltage level exceeds a second trigger threshold voltage;
a single electronic switching device comprising a first node coupled to the switched output, a second node directly coupled to the second input, and a third node directly coupled to the anode, the electronic switching device configured to receive the output signal, and to switch on and to clamp a voltage level occurring at the first group of terminals and at the second group of terminals relative to the reference voltage; and
a forward-biased diode having an anode coupled to the first input of the trigger circuit and a cathode coupled to the second input of the trigger circuit, the forward-biased diode configured to conduct current through the forward-biased diode from the first input to the second input and through the single electronic switching device when the single electronic switching device is switched on.

US Pat. No. 10,367,349

ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE (ESD) PROTECTION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING AN ESD PROTECTION DEVICE

NXP B.V., Eindhoven (NL)...

1. An electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection device, the ESD protection device comprising:an NMOS transistor configured to shunt current in response to an ESD pulse, wherein the NMOS transistor comprises:
a source terminal;
a gate terminal; and
a body, wherein the gate terminal and the body of the NMOS transistor are connected to the source terminal via a resistor; and
a bigFET connected in parallel with the NMOS transistor, wherein the ESD pulse comprises a first current peak and a subsequent second current peak that is lower than the first current peak, wherein the NMOS transistor is configured to shunt the current during the first peak of the ESD pulse, and wherein the bigFET is configured to conduct ESD current during the second peak of the ESD pulse.

US Pat. No. 10,367,344

CABLE ARMOR STOP

Bridgeport Fittings, Inco...

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

US Pat. No. 10,367,342

DEAD END STRUCTURE FOR SUPPORTING A CABLE

Beijing PLP Conductor Lin...

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

US Pat. No. 10,367,341

CONFIGURABLE ELECTRICAL OUTLET COVER ENCLOSURE

1. A cover for an electrical outlet, comprising:a base configured to couple to an electrical outlet;
a lid hingedly coupled to the base along a first side of the lid and pivotable between an open position and a closed position, the lid comprising:
a frame comprising a central aperture surrounded by the frame;
an enclosure coupled to the frame and extending through the central aperture of the frame, the enclosure comprising a continuous enclosure wall surrounding the enclosure and an enclosure front wall contiguous with the enclosure wall and enclosing a front side of the enclosure, wherein the enclosure is linearly movable relative to the frame between a collapsed, not-in-use position and an extended, in-use position, wherein the enclosure wall is in contact with the frame throughout its movement, the enclosure comprising a ledge extending outward from the enclosure wall adjacent a back edge of the enclosure wall;
a base locking aperture extending through the base at an edge of the base and a lid locking aperture extending through the frame at an edge of the frame, wherein the lid locking aperture is aligned with the base locking aperture when the lid is in its closed position; and
an aperture extending through and surrounded by the base, the aperture sized large enough to receive a portion of an electrical device therethrough.

US Pat. No. 10,367,340

ASSEMBLY CABLE TRAY USING RETARDANT PLASTICS AND JOINT DEVICE THEREOF

POLISYS CO., LTD., Gyeon...

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

US Pat. No. 10,367,336

FRAME FOR A SWITCHGEAR CABINET COMPRISING PIVOTABLE HOLDERS FOR DISTRIBUTION BUSBARS, AND PRODUCTION METHOD FOR A SWITCHGEAR CABINET

EATON INTELLIGENT POWER L...

1. A frame for a switch cabinet, the frame comprising:a plurality of interconnected frame profiled elements, which define a substantially cuboid outer contour; and
a first retainer and a second retainer,
wherein the retainers are arranged within the substantially cuboid outer contour,
wherein the retainers are vertically spaced apart,
wherein recesses are arranged in the retainers, forming part of an outer contour of an imaginary, generally cylindrical body, an axis of the generally cylindrical body being oriented vertically when the retainers are in an operating position,
wherein the retainers are configured to be moved into an assembly position in which the axis extends obliquely to vertical,
wherein the retainers are connected by rotatably mounted profiled elements, and
wherein longitudinal axes of the rotatably mounted profiled elements are oriented vertically in the operating position and obliquely to the vertical in the assembly position.

US Pat. No. 10,367,330

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

DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,367,327

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

IPG PHOTONICS CORPORATION...

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

US Pat. No. 10,367,305

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR HAVING A HIGH SPEED SIGNAL TRANSMISSION WITH A HIGH-DENSITY STRUCTURE

FUJITSU COMPONENT LIMITED...

1. A connector comprising:a plurality of aligned contact sets, each of the contact sets including
a signal contact for signal transmission, including
signal terminals one provided at each of ends of the signal contact; and
a signal cylinder portion extending between the signal terminals; and
a plurality of ground contacts, each including
ground terminals one provided at each of ends of said each of the ground contacts;
a ground cylinder portion extending the ground terminals; and
a shield portion protruding from the ground cylinder portion, the ground contacts being provided around the signal contact in such a manner as to surround the signal contact by the respective shield portions.

US Pat. No. 10,367,219

POLYMER ELECTROLYTE MEMBRANE, MEMBRANE ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY COMPRISING SAME, AND FUEL CELL COMPRISING MEMBRANE ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY

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

1. A polymer electrolyte membrane comprising:a first polymer layer including first ceramic particles; and
a second polymer layer provided on the first polymer layer and including second ceramic particles,
wherein the first ceramic particles and the second ceramic particles have different surface properties.

US Pat. No. 10,367,205

SECONDARY BATTERY

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A secondary battery comprising:a base material;
an intermediate layer on the base material, the intermediate layer consisting of a carbon material and a binder; and
an active material layer on the intermediate layer,
wherein
the binder is mixed with the carbon material,
the binder comprises at least one material selected from the group consisting of polyimide (PI), polyamideimide (PAI), chitosan, and styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR),
the carbon material is graphene nano-sheets having a thickness of 5 to 50 nm,
an adhesive force between the base material and the active material layer is 0.5 to 5.0 gf/mm, and
each of the graphene nano-sheets contains: an amorphous region and a crystalline region, the amorphous region being mixed with the crystalline region in a crystallographic basal plane,
wherein the base material comprises a positive current collector, and
the active material layer comprises a lithium complex metal compound selected from LiCoO2, LiMn2O4, LiNiO2, LiNi1-xCoxO2(01), and LiMnO2.

US Pat. No. 10,367,194

SECONDARY BATTERY AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE SAME

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A secondary battery comprising:a negative electrode;
a positive electrode;
an electrolyte solution; and
a separator,
wherein the negative electrode includes a negative electrode current collector and a negative electrode active material layer,
wherein the negative electrode current collector includes a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface,
wherein the negative electrode active material layer is positioned on a first surface side,
wherein the negative electrode active material layer comprises SiOy (2>y>0), and wherein the SiOy comprises an amorphous silicon,
wherein the negative electrode active material layer includes a first depression and a second depression,
wherein the negative electrode current collector includes a third depression and a fourth depression on the first surface,
wherein the negative electrode current collector includes a first projection and a second projection on the second surface,
wherein the first depression, the third depression and the first projection overlap each other,
wherein the second depression, the fourth depression and the second projection overlap each other,andwherein, in a top view of the negative electrode, each of the first depression, the second depression, the third depression, and the fourth depression has a linear shape.

US Pat. No. 10,367,161

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MATCHING ELECTRODE RESISTANCES IN OLED LIGHT PANELS

Universal Display Corpora...

1. An organic light emitting device comprising:a first electrode;
a second electrode; and
an organic emissive layer disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode;
wherein the first electrode has a gradient resistance in a current flow direction within the first electrode, and the second electrode has a gradient resistance in a current flow direction within the second electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,367,152

CONDENSED CYCLIC COMPOUND AND ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A condensed cyclic compound represented by Formula 1:
wherein, in Formula 1,
X1 is selected from O, S, N-[(L11)a11-(R11)b11], C(R13)(R14), and Si(R13)(R14),
X2 is selected from O, S, N-[(L12)a12-(R12)b12], C(R15)(R16), and Si(R15)(R16),
L1 to L3, L11, and L12 are each independently selected from a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C10 heterocycloalkylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkenylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C10 heterocycloalkenylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 arylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 heteroarylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted divalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and a substituted or unsubstituted divalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group,
a1 to a3, a11, and a12 are each independently selected from 0, 1, 2, and 3, and when a1 is two or more, two or more L1(s) are identical to or different from each other, when a2 is two or more, two or more L2(s) are identical to or different from each other, when a3 is two or more, two or more L3(s) are identical to or different from each other, when a11 is two or more, two or more L11(s) are identical to or different from each other, and when a12 is two or more, two or more L12(s) are identical to or different from each other,
R1 to R3 and R11 to R16 are each independently selected from hydrogen, deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amidino group, a hydrazino group, a hydrazono group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C60 alkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C60 alkynyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 alkoxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryloxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 arylthio group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group), —Si(Q1)(Q2)(Q3), —N(Q1)(Q2), —B(Q1)(Q2), —C(?O)(Q1), —S(?O)2(Q1), and —P(?O)(Q1)(Q2),
b1 to b3, b11, and b12 are each independently selected from 0, 1, 2, and 3, and when b1 is two or more, two or more R1(s) are identical to or different from each other, when b2 is two or more, two or more R2(s) are identical to or different from each other, when b3 is two or more, two or more R3(s) are identical to or different from each other, when b11 is two or more, two or more R11(s) are identical to or different from each other, and when b12 is two or more, two or more R12(s) are identical to or different from each other,
c1 to c3 are each independently an integer selected from 0 to 4, and when c1 is two or more, two or more *-(L1)a1-(R1)b1(s) are identical to or different from each other, when c2 is two or more, two or more *-(L2)a2-(R2)b2(s) are identical to or different from each other, and when c3 is two or more, two or more *-(L3)a3-(R3)b3(s) are identical to or different from each other, and
at least one substituent of the substituted C3-C10 cycloalkylene group, the substituted C1-C10 heterocycloalkylene group, the substituted C3-C10 cycloalkenylene group, the substituted C1-C10 heterocycloalkenylene group, the substituted C6-C60 arylene group, the substituted C1-C60 heteroarylene group, the substituted divalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, the substituted divalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group, the substituted C1-C60 alkyl group, the substituted C2-C60 alkenyl group, the substituted C2-C60 alkynyl group, the substituted C1-C60 alkoxy group, the substituted C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, the substituted C1-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, the substituted C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, the substituted C1-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, the substituted C6-C60 aryl group, the substituted C6-C60 aryloxy group, the substituted C6-C60 arylthio group, the substituted C1-C60 heteroaryl group, the substituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and the substituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group is selected from the group consisting of:
deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amidino group, a hydrazino group, a hydrazono group, a C1-C60 alkyl group, a C2-C60 alkenyl group, a C2-C60 alkynyl group, and a C1-C60 alkoxy group;
a C1-C60 alkyl group, a C2-C60 alkenyl group, a C2-C60 alkynyl group, and a C1-C60 alkoxy group, each substituted with at least one selected from deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amidino group, a hydrazino group, a hydrazono group, a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C6-C60 aryloxy group, a C6-C60 arylthio group, a C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group, —Si(Q11)(Q12)(Q13), —N(Q11)(Q12), —B(Q11)(Q12), —C(?O)(Q11), —S(?O)2(Q11), and —P(?O)(Q11)(Q12);
a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C6-C60 aryloxy group, a C6-C60 arylthio group, a C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and a monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group;
a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C6-C60 aryloxy group, a C6-C60 arylthio group, a C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and a monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group, each substituted with at least one selected from deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amidino group, a hydrazino group, a hydrazono group, a C1-C60 alkyl group, a C2-C60 alkenyl group, a C2-C60 alkynyl group, a C1-C60 alkoxy group, a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C6-C60 aryloxy group, a C6-C60 arylthio group, a C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group, —Si(Q21)(Q22)(Q23), —N(Q21)(Q22), —B(Q21)(Q22), —C(?O)(Q21), —S(?O)2(Q21), and —P(?O)(Q21)(Q22); and
—Si(Q31)(Q32)(Q33), —N(Q31)(Q32), —B(Q31)(Q32), —C(?O)(Q31), —S(?O)2(Q31), and —P(?O)(Q31)(Q32),
wherein Q1 to Q3, Q11 to Q13, Q21 to Q23, and Q31 to Q33 are each independently selected from hydrogen, deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amidino group, a hydrazino group, a hydrazono group, a C1-C60 alkyl group, a C2-C60 alkenyl group, a C2-C60 alkynyl group, a C1-C60 alkoxy group, a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group, a biphenyl group, and a terphenyl group.

US Pat. No. 10,365,837

AUTOMATIC RAID PROVISIONING

Western Digital Technolog...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:automatically determining, using one or more processors, that a first partition associated with a first storage device and a second partition associated with a second storage device are associated with a common mount point; and
automatically adding, using the one or more processors, the first partition and the second partition to a redundant array of independent disks (RAID).

US Pat. No. 10,365,834

MEMORY SYSTEM CONTROLLING INTERLEAVING WRITE TO MEMORY CHIPS

TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATIO...

1. A memory system comprising:a plurality of non-volatile memory chips including a first memory chip, a second memory chip, and a third memory chip, the first memory chip belonging to a first group, the second memory chip belonging to a second group, the third memory chip belonging to a third group, each memory chip including at least one memory block, each memory block including a plurality of pages of a first type and a plurality of pages of a second type, the second type being different from the first type; and
a controller circuit configured to repeatedly execute a first process, the first process including a second process, a third process, a fourth process, and a fifth process,
the second process being a process in which first data is written to a page of the first type of a memory block of the first memory chip, and then second data is written to a page of the first type of a memory block of the second memory chip,
the third process being a process that is executed after the second process, the third process being a process in which third data is written to a page of the second type of the memory block of the first memory chip, and then fourth data is written to a page of the second type of the memory block of the second memory chip,
the fourth process being a process that is executed after the third process, the fourth process being a process in which fifth data is written to a page of the first type of a memory block of the third memory chip,
the fifth process being a process that is executed after the fourth process, the fifth process being a process in which sixth data is written to a page of the second type of the memory block of the third memory chip.

US Pat. No. 10,365,832

TWO-LEVEL SYSTEM MAIN MEMORY

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A system comprising:system main memory, the system main memory including a first memory level of volatile memory and a second memory level comprising a non-volatile memory, the first memory level being a near memory comprising one or more Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) devices, the first memory level to include a cached subset of the second memory level, the second memory level being larger and slower in comparison with the first memory level, wherein the system main memory is to be communicatively coupled to a processor that is separate from the system main memory, and wherein a size of the system main memory to be presented to an operating system (OS) comprises an available size of the second memory level; and
a two-level memory (2LM) controller to transfer data between the second memory level and the first memory level of the system main memory and the processor based on one or more OS requests, the 2LM controller to direct requests whose targeted data segments are stored within the first memory level to the first memory level, the 2LM controller to direct requests whose targeted data segments are not stored in the first memory level to a far memory controller that controls the second memory level, the 2LM controller comprising a tag table to identify which stored data segments are stored in the first memory level.

US Pat. No. 10,365,816

MEDIA CONTENT INCLUDING A PERCEPTUAL PROPERTY AND/OR A CONTEXTUAL PROPERTY

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus to create and deploy media content comprising:one or more processors;
a display to render content that is to be created by a media creator, wherein the content is to include a media object positioned in a blank portion of a template for an e-book by the media creator via the display, wherein the media object includes one or more of a text media object including a text format or an image media object including an image format;
a component module, implemented by the one or more processors, to add a property component to the media object directly responsive to a first operation via the display by the media creator involving the media object in the template that is to be independent of a direct access by the media creator to computer source code to impart one or more of a perceptual property or a contextual property to the media object, wherein the property component is to account for a state of a pre-defined content recipient and a content utilization context by the pre-defined content recipient;
a binding module, implemented by the one or more processors, to map an event that is to be defined by the media creator corresponding to the property component directly responsive to a second operation via the display by the media creator involving the media object in the template that is to be independent of a direct access by the media creator to computer source code with an action that is to be defined by the media creator for the media object directly responsive to a third operation via the display by the media creator involving the media object in the template that is to be independent of a direct access by the media creator to computer source code, wherein the first operation, the second operation, and the third operation includes one or more of a drag-and-drop operation, a click operation, a menu-based operation, a speech-activated operation, or a touch screen operation; and
a communication module, implemented by the one or more processors, to provide the event and the action to a processor configured to:
dynamically modify the media object from a general default state to a temporary state specific to the pre-defined content recipient based on identification of the pre-defined content recipient and identification of the event, via implementation of the action, in response to utilization of the content by the pre-defined content recipient, and
dynamically modify the media object from the temporary state back to the general default state based on absence of the event, via absence of the action, to render the media object in the general default state to every content recipient that utilizes the content.

US Pat. No. 10,365,807

CONTROL OF SYSTEM ZOOM MAGNIFICATION USING A ROTATABLE INPUT MECHANISM

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing one or more programs, the one or more programs comprising instructions, which when executed by one or more processors of an electronic device with a touch-sensitive display and a rotatable input mechanism, cause the electronic device to:display content on the display, wherein the content includes a first edge and a second edge opposite the first edge;
detect a first user input;
in response to detecting the first user input, display an enlarged view of the content, wherein displaying the enlarged view of the content includes displaying a portion of the content without displaying the first edge of the content on the display;
detect a rotation of the rotatable input mechanism in a first rotation direction;
in response to detecting the rotation, translate the enlarged view of the content in a first translation direction on the display to display the first edge of the enlarged view of the content;
detect further rotation of the rotatable input mechanism in the first rotation direction; and
in response to detecting the further rotation, translate the enlarged view in a second translation direction on the display to display the second edge of the enlarged view of the content, wherein the second translation direction is different than the first translation direction.

US Pat. No. 10,365,806

KEYWORD-BASED USER INTERFACE IN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A computer program product for providing a user interface (UI) in an electronic device having a background, the computer program product comprising a computer readable storage medium having program instructions embodied therewith, the program instructions executable by a processor to cause the processor to perform a method comprising:detecting an event by the electronic device, wherein the event is a manipulation of an orientation of the electronic device by a user;
in response to detecting the event, modifying a background display of the electronic device to include a first animated keyword, wherein selection of the first animated keyword by the user instructs the electronic device to execute a first function, wherein the background display is a wallpaper displayed on the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,365,800

USER INTERFACE (UI) PROVIDING APPARATUS AND UI PROVIDING METHOD THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An electronic apparatus, comprising:a receiver circuitry; and
a processor configured to:
receive user information through the receiver circuitry with an external device, the external device being configured to store the user information;
identify whether a user is disabled based on the received user information,
based on identifying that the user is disabled, obtain disability information including a disability type of the user and a degree of disability of the user,
identify at least one UI from among a first UI comprising a graphic UI, a second UI comprising a voice UI, and a third UI comprising the graphic UI and the voice UI based on the disability information, and
provide the identified at least one UI,
wherein the receiver circuitry comprises a near field communication (NFC) reader configured to receive the user information through tagging with an NFC tag, the NFC tag being configured to store the user information,
wherein the processor is configured to output the graphic UI or the voice UI based on the degree of disability being lower than a first preset level, and output the voice UI and the graphic UI based on the degree of disability being higher than the first preset level.

US Pat. No. 10,365,790

DETERMINING APPROPRIATE BROWSING APPLICATIONS FOR SELECTED NETWORK RESOURCES

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

16. A mobile computer device comprising:at least one memory device; and
at least one computer processor,
wherein the at least one computer processor is configured to at least:
receive a request for a network resource from at least one user, wherein the request is received by at least one interaction with at least a portion of the mobile computer device, and wherein the request comprises information regarding a Uniform Resource Locator comprising a top-level domain;
determine a preferred browser for rendering the network resource on the mobile computer device based at least in part on the top-level domain and at least one of error data, latency data or user ratings for rendering the network resource on the mobile computer device by the preferred browser;
transmit, over a network, information regarding the request for the network resource to at least one server hosting the network resource;
receive, over the network, electronic content associated with the network resource from the at least one server; and
render the network resource on the mobile computer device by the preferred browser.

US Pat. No. 10,365,787

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR GROUPING AND DISPLAYING ICONS ON A SCREEN

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A mobile device comprising:a touch screen; and
a controller configured to:
control the touch screen to display a first icon associated to a first function and a second icon associated to a second function,
receive a first touch input that is associated with grouping the first icon and the second icon, the first touch input corresponding to an input of moving the first icon so as to at least partially overlap the second icon,
in response to the first touch input, control the touch screen to display a group icon on which representations of the first icon and the second icon are shown, wherein the representation of the first icon is smaller than the first icon and the representation of the second icon is smaller than the second icon,
receive a second touch input on the group icon, and
in response to the second touch input on the group icon, control the touch screen to display, in place of the group icon, at least one of the first icon that is larger than the representation of the first icon or the second icon that is larger than the representation of the second icon.

US Pat. No. 10,365,755

DISPLAY DEVICE WITH TOUCH DETECTION FUNCTION AND DISPLAY METHOD

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. A display device with a touch detection function comprising:a first electrode configured to be supplied with a display drive signal;
a plurality of second electrodes configured to be sequentially supplied with a pixel signal;
a display functional layer configured to perform a display operation based on the display drive signal and the pixel signal;
a plurality of touch detection electrodes configured to sequentially output a touch detection signal and configured to perform a touch detection operation; and
a first counter and a second counter configured to measure a number of pulses of a reference clock signal, wherein
each of frame display periods is for performing the display operation based on image information on one frame, and includes a plurality of partial display periods,
each of frame detection periods is from when touch detection is started to when the detection is completed on an entire detection surface, and includes a plurality of partial detection periods, wherein each partial display period starts after an end of each partial detection period in each frame display period,
one of the partial display periods and one of the partial detection periods are performed alternately,
the frame display periods include a first frame display period and a second frame display period that follows an end of the first frame display period,
the frame detection periods include a first frame detection period and a second frame detection period that follows the first frame detection period,
the first frame display period and the first frame detection period are started based on a display synchronization signal,
the second frame display period starts before an end of the first frame detection period,
the second frame detection period starts before an end of the second frame display period,
the first counter stops counting at a predetermined number before the end of the first frame display period and has a delay between a final count in the first frame display period and a first count in the second display frame, and
the second counter continues counting during the delay after the first counter stops counting.

US Pat. No. 10,365,754

DISPLAY PANEL, DISPLAY DEVICE AND DRIVING METHOD

Xiamen Tianma Micro-elect...

1. A display panel, comprising:a touch control driving electrode array, disposed on an array substrate, including a plurality of touch control driving electrodes extending in a first direction and arranged in a second direction;
a touch control sensing electrode array, disposed on a color film substrate arranged opposite to the array substrate, including a plurality of touch control sensing electrodes extending in the second direction and arranged in the first direction, wherein an orthogonal projection of a touch control sensing electrode of the plurality of touch control sensing electrodes onto the touch control driving electrode array is at least partially overlapped with a touch control driving electrode of the plurality of touch control driving electrodes;
a force sensing electrode array disposed in a same layer as the touch control sensing electrode array, wherein the force sensing electrode array includes a plurality of force sensing electrodes electrically insulated from the touch control sensing electrodes;
at least one force sensing reference electrode disposed on a color plate, wherein an orthogonal projection of the at least one force sensing reference electrode onto the force sensing electrode array is at least partially overlapped with one force sensing electrodes of the plurality of force sensing electrodes;
a first flexible printed circuit; and
an optically clear adhesive attaching the cover plate to the color film substrate, wherein:
the optically clear adhesive is in contact with the at least one force sensing reference electrode and the first flexible printed circuit, respectively,
the at least one force sensing reference electrode is electrically connected to the first flexible printed circuit through a plurality of conductive gold spacers formed in the optically clear adhesive,
the color film substrate arranged opposite to the array substrate includes the touch control sensing electrode array and the force sensing electrodes array, both disposed on a side of the color film substrate far away from the array substrate, and
the cover plate is disposed on the color film substrate, wherein the force sensing reference electrode is formed on a surface of the cover plate facing the color film substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,365,753

HANDS-FREE POWER LIFTGATE OPENER

VAIS TECHNOLOGY LTD., En...

1. A hands-free closure control device configured, in use, for installation on a vehicle with a conductive license plate mounted at matching fastener locations between said vehicle and said license plate, the vehicle presenting a vehicle ground plane with respect to said hands-free closure control device, the vehicle having a back license plate reception area with outside and inside faces and located at a preselected location on the back of the vehicle, said back license plate reception area defining said matching fastener locations of the vehicle, said license plate defining said matching fastener locations of the conductive license plate, the vehicle having an automated closure and having a vehicle network operating said automated closure to open the closure in response to receiving an opening signal, said hands-free closure control device comprising:a capacitive proximity sensor having opposite front and rear faces, in use mounted to the vehicle behind the license plate with front face outward and rear face toward the vehicle, and generating an electrical field;
an electrically driven shield positioned at said rear face of said capacitive proximity sensor, at a predetermined spacing from the rear face of the capacitive proximity sensor, in use when mounted on the vehicle between the vehicle and the capacitive proximity sensor, to electrically shield the rear face of the capacitive proximity sensor from the vehicle, to attenuate said electrical field at the rear face of the capacitive proximity sensor and to shape the electrical field to achieve directional detection at said front face of the capacitive proximity sensor and beyond the vehicle license plate by causing the electrical field to extend outward from the front face of the capacitive proximity sensor and beyond the vehicle license plate;
an electronic controller, in use communicating with the capacitive proximity sensor to monitor said electrical field for a suitable change, such as would occur by entry of a human triggering object into the monitored electrical field within a detectable range, and in response to detecting a suitable change, sending said opening signal to said vehicle network to cause said automated closure to open;
a dielectric carrier having front face and rear face, carrying the capacitive proximity sensor and said electrically driven shield;
a proximate ground plane for preventing false triggering of the automated closure due to excess space between the electrically driven shield and said vehicle ground plane, in use mounted between the vehicle and the electrically driven shield at a predetermined spacing to the electrically driven shield, sufficient to prevent false triggering due to excess spacing between the electrically, driven shield and the vehicle ground plane, and with electrical coupling to the vehicle sufficient to establish a common ground with the vehicle, whereby said proximate ground plane presents the vehicle ground potential to the rear side of the electrically driven shield at said preselected spacing between the vehicle and the electrically driven shield; and
front fastening elements at said front face of said dielectric carrier, arranged in a matching pattern to the matching fastener locations of the license plate, in use mounting the license plate to the front face of the dielectric carrier with maintained dielectric isolation of the license plate from the vehicle ground plane.

US Pat. No. 10,365,752

TOUCH-CONTROL DISPLAY PANEL AND TOUCH-CONTROL DISPLAY DEVICE

Shanghai Tianma Micro-ele...

1. A touch control display panel, comprising:a first substrate having a first extending direction and a second extending direction intersecting the first extending direction;
a second substrate opposing the first substrate; and
at least one force sensing bridge including a first sensing resistor, a second sensing resistor, a third sensing resistor, and a fourth sensing resistor,
wherein:
a first end of the first sensing resistor and a first end of the fourth sensing resistor are electrically connected to an input terminal of a first power supply, respectively,
a second end of the first sensing resistor and a first end of the second sensing resistor are electrically connected to a first sensing signal measurement terminal, respectively,
a second end of the fourth sensing resistor and a first end of the third sensing resistor are electrically connected to a second sensing signal measurement terminal, respectively,
a second end of the second sensing resistor and a second end of the third sensing resistor are electrically connected to an input terminal of a second power supply, respectively,
from the first end of the first sensing resistor to the second end of the first sensing resistor, the first sensing resistor has a longer extending length in the first extending direction than in the second extending direction,
from the first end of the second sensing resistor to the second end of the second sensing resistor, the second sensing resistor has a longer extending length in the second extending direction than in the first extending direction,
from the first end of the third sensing resistor to the second end of the third sensing resistor, the third sensing resistor has a longer extending length in the first extending direction than in the second extending direction,
from the first end of the fourth sensing resistor to the second end of the fourth sensing resistor, the fourth sensing resistor has a longer extending length in the second extending direction than in the first extending direction,
the first sensing resistor and the third sensing resistor are disposed in a first layer,
the second sensing resistor and the fourth sensing resistor are disposed in a second layer different from the first layer,
an orthogonal projection of the first sensing resistor onto the first substrate is overlapped with an orthogonal projection of the second sensing resistor onto the first substrate,
an orthogonal projection of the third sensing resistor onto the first substrate is overlapped with an orthogonal projection of the fourth sensing resistor onto the first substrate, and
the first substrate includes a plurality of data lines and a plurality of scanning lines intersecting the plurality of data lines,
the at least one force sensing bridge is disposed in a light-shielding area corresponding to an intersection between one of the plurality of data lines and one of the plurality of scanning lines, and
an orthogonal projection of the at least one force sensing bridge onto the first substrate is within an orthogonal projection of the light-shielding area onto the first substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,365,751

DISPLAY DEVICE WITH THREE-DIMENSION INPUT MODULE

TPK Touch Solutions (Xiam...

1. A display device with a three-dimensional input module, comprising:a pressure sensor comprising a plurality of pressure sensing units used for detecting pressing force values of multiple points in Z direction;
a touch sensor having a plurality of touch units arranged in an array used for detecting press positions of multiple points in X direction and Y direction;
a plurality of pixel units arranged in an array used for displaying; and
a common controller generating pixel-scanning pulses for the plurality of pixel units, generating touch-scanning pulses for the touch sensor, and generating pressure-scanning pulses for the pressure sensor so as to obtain the press positions and the pressing force values corresponding to the multiple points;
wherein an arranged density of the plurality of pixel units is greater than or equal to an arranged density of the plurality of touch units, and wherein the arranged density of the plurality of touch units is greater than or equal to an arranged density of the plurality of pressure sensing units.

US Pat. No. 10,365,750

TRANSPARENT CONDUCTIVE FILM AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME, INFORMATION INPUT DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Dexerials Corporation, S...

1. A transparent conductive film comprising one or more metal nanowires, whereinthe number of metal nanowire bundle structures present in the transparent conductive film is 3 or fewer per each rectangular area region of 30 ?m in height and 40 ?m in width of the transparent conductive film,
the metal nanowires include metal nanowire bodies and a colored compound adsorbed onto the metal nanowire bodies, and
the colored compound is a dye.

US Pat. No. 10,365,749

CAPACITIVE SENSING DEVICE WITH SINGLE REFERENCE CHANNEL

SYNAPTICS INCORPORATED, ...

1. A processing system for a capacitive sensing device, comprising:a reference transmitter coupled to a reference channel front end through a reference capacitance, wherein the reference channel front end comprises;
a charge accumulation circuit comprising a single integrator having an input coupled to the reference transmitter through the reference capacitance, wherein the integrator is configured to generate an integrated signal;
a demodulator circuit having an input coupled to an output of the integrator and configured to demodulate the integrated signal to generate at least one of a first demodulated signal and a second demodulated signal;
a sampling circuit comprising:
a first sample-and-hold circuit comprising an input coupled to an output of the demodulator circuit and configured to sample the first demodulated signal; and
a second sample-and-hold circuit comprising an input coupled to the output of the demodulator circuit and configured to sample the first demodulated signal or the second demodulated signal;
a first reference buffer coupled to an output of the first sample-and-hold circuit, the first reference buffer configured to output a first voltage reference for the capacitive sensing device; and
a second reference buffer coupled to an output of the second sample-and-hold circuit, the second reference buffer configured to output a second voltage reference for the capacitive sensing device, wherein the first voltage reference differs from the second voltage reference.

US Pat. No. 10,365,748

SMART TOUCH LOCATION PREDICTOR BASED ON DIRECTION VECTOR

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for predicting a touch location, the method comprising:detecting, by an electronic device, a hover input over a touchscreen associated with the electronic device;
in response to detecting the hover input, selecting a region associated with the hover input, the region determined by a maximum number and a minimum number on a grid of scan lines for each dimension of a coordinate plane of the touchscreen;
computing, by the electronic device, a first point of the hover input that includes first x and y coordinates associated with a surface of the touchscreen and a z coordinate that includes a first distance between the hover input and the touchscreen;
detecting, by the electronic device, a movement of the hover input over the touchscreen;
computing, by the electronic device, a second point associated with the movement of the hover input, wherein the second point includes second x and y coordinates associated with the surface of the touchscreen and a z coordinate that includes a second distance between the moved hover input and the touchscreen; and
predicting the touch location that is expected to contact the surface of the touchscreen using a position vector determined based on the first point and the second point, wherein the position vector is calibrated based on a next point that is obtained from further movement of the hover input over the touchscreen.

US Pat. No. 10,365,747

TOUCH-SENSING PANEL AND FORCE DETECTION

1. A mobile electronic device comprising:a housing;
a capacitive touch sensing panel comprising:
a substrate having a first surface;
a plurality of drive electrodes or sense electrodes of a touch sensor disposed on the first surface;
a plurality of drive electrodes or sense electrodes of the touch sensor disposed on a second surface,
wherein if a plurality of drive electrodes is disposed on the first surface, a plurality of sense electrodes is disposed on the second surface,
wherein if a plurality of sense electrodes is disposed on the first surface, a plurality of drive electrodes is disposed on the second surface, and
wherein the plurality of drive electrodes is comprised of a clear conductive material;
a display;
a cover sheet, wherein the first surface of the substrate is configured to face towards the cover sheet; and
an optically clear adhesive layer (OCA) disposed between the first surface of the substrate and the cover sheet;
one or more processors comprising a voltage driver and an integrator circuit, the voltage driver configured to provide an alternating voltage;
a first variable resistance electrode coupled to an output of the voltage driver and an input of the integrator circuit,
wherein the integrator circuit is configured to measure a parameter of the first variable resistance electrode,
wherein the first variable resistance electrode is configured to be driven by the alternating voltage provided by the voltage driver, and
wherein the first variable resistance electrode is disposed between the capacitive touch sensing panel and the housing;
the one or more processors configured to determine, based on the measured parameter, an amount of force applied to a sensing area of the capacitive touch sensing panel; and
the one or more processors further configured to determine whether the amount of force exceeds a first threshold value, and if the amount of force exceeds the first threshold value, cause the mobile electronic device to trigger a first event.

US Pat. No. 10,365,730

INPUT DEVICE WITH TRACK BALL

Logitech Europe S.A., La...

1. A computer mouse comprising:a housing having a bottom surface;
a platform coupled to the bottom surface of the housing; and
a trackball disposed in the housing,
wherein the bottom surface of the housing includes:
a first planar region;
a second planar region; and
a spine both common to and dividing the first and second planar regions,
wherein the first and second planar regions are on different planes,
wherein, when in operation, the platform of the computer mouse is configured to rest on a work surface,
wherein when the computer mouse is configured such that the first planar region of the bottom surface is parallel to the work surface, the first planar region rests on and is flush against a first portion of the platform and the computer mouse is tilted at a first angle relative to the work surface, and
wherein when the computer mouse is configured such that the second planar region of the bottom surface is parallel to the work surface, the second planar region rests on and is flush against a second portion of the platform and the computer mouse is tilted at a second angle relative to the work surface, wherein the platform remains on the work surface as the computer mouse pivots on the spine between the first angle and second angle relative to the work surface.

US Pat. No. 10,365,680

VOLTAGE SUPPLY SYSTEM WITH BOOST CONVERTER AND CHARGE PUMP

Skyworks Solutions, Inc.,...

1. A method for operating a voltage supply system, the method comprising:generating a first output voltage with a charge pump of the voltage supply system based on an input voltage when in a first mode;
delivering the input voltage as a second output voltage when in a second mode; and
generating a third output voltage with a boost converter of the voltage supply system based on the input voltage when in a third mode, the boost converter including an input node, an inductor, and one or more switches, but no switch coupled between the inductor and the input node.

US Pat. No. 10,365,679

REGENERATIVE CURRENT DETECTION CIRCUIT, CHARGE CURRENT DETECTION CIRCUIT, AND MOTOR CURRENT DETECTION SYSTEM

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A regenerative current detection circuit comprising:a first power MOS transistor that is configured as a current mirror to a second power MOS transistor connected to drive a motor winding;
a first feedback amplifier that compares a first regenerative current that flows in the first power MOS transistor with a second regenerative current that flows in the second power MOS transistor and outputs a comparison result, the second regenerative current being obtained by multiplying the first regenerative current by a current mirror ratio; and
a current detection circuit that outputs a detection current based on the comparison result.

US Pat. No. 10,365,618

METHOD FOR OPERATING A REDUNDANT AUTOMATION SYSTEM

Siemens Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A method for operating a redundant automation system provided with a first subsystem and a second subsystem which each include a processor for executing transmission and reception tasks to provide disruption free redundant operation of the automation system, comprising:operating one of the first and second subsystems as a master and operating another of the first and second subsystems as a slave;
providing the first and second subsystems with transmission and reception tasks to transmit and receive messages;
forwarding a first message to the master using a message handler of the master such that the first message is transmitted both from a first transmission task of the master to a first reception task of the master and from a first transmission task of the slave to a first reception task of the slave, the message handler of the master being utilized to transmit a message reference to a message handler of the slave for entry in a queue of the slave, and the queue indicating a transmission sequence of messages transmitted utilizing the master;
forwarding the first message to the first reception task of the slave using the message handler of the slave after the message reference has been read from the queue of the slave utilizing the message handler of the slave to ensure processing of the messages in the master and the slave of the redundant automation system in a temporally asynchronous manner and with program path synchronization to provide disruption free operation of the redundant automation system;
wherein one of:
(i) a second message is transmitted both to the first reception task of the master and to the first reception task of the slave utilizing a second transmission task of the master by supplying the second message to the reception task of the master using the message handler of the master and a copy of the second message being transmitted to the message handler of the slave, the message copy being forwarded to the reception task of the slave utilizing the message handler of the slave when the queue does not store any message references or messages, and the copy of the second message otherwise initially being entered in the queue for forwarding to the reception task of the slave; and
(ii) the second message is transmitted both to the first reception task of the slave and to the first reception task of the master utilizing a second transmission task of the slave by one of:
(a) storing the second message using the message handler of the slave and transmitting a copy of the second message to the message handler of the master for forwarding to the reception task of the master, the message handler of the master transmitting a further message reference to the message handler of the slave, the stored message being transmitted to the reception task of the slave utilizing the message handler of the slave when the queue does not store any message references or messages, and otherwise the further message reference initially being stored in the queue, the copy of the second message being transmitted to the reception task of the slave after the further message reference has been read from the queue; and
(b) transmitting the second message to the message handler of the master utilizing the message handler of the slave for forwarding to the reception task of the master, the message handler of the master transmitting the second message to the message handler of the slave, the second message being transmitted to the reception task of the slave using the message handler of the slave when the queue does not store any message references or messages, and otherwise the second message being entered in the queue for forwarding to the reception task of the slave; and
wherein a third transmission task of one of the first and second subsystems is used to transmit a third message to a third reception task of one of the first and second subsystems by using a message handler of one of the first and second subsystems to transmit the third message to the third reception task of one of the first and second subsystems.

US Pat. No. 10,365,575

CHARGING MEMBER, PROCESS CARTRIDGE, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

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

1. A charging member comprising:a cylindrical, hollow or solid, electroconductive base member; and
an elastic layer device disposed on the electroconductive base member,
wherein when a surface profile of the charging member is subjected to a periodicity analysis in a circumferential direction, the surface profile has a maximum amplitude, in a period region of smaller than 5 mm, within a range of higher than or equal to 0.20 ?m and smaller than or equal to 0.90 ?m,
wherein when the surface profile of the charging member is subjected to the periodicity analysis in the circumferential direction, the surface profile has a maximum amplitude, in a period region of higher than or equal to 5 mm and smaller than or equal to L mm, within a range of higher than or equal to 1.0 ?m and smaller than or equal to 5.0 ?m, where an outer perimeter of the charging member is denoted with L mm, and
wherein said surface profile is of an outermost layer of the charging member.

US Pat. No. 10,365,559

PHOTOSENSITIVE RESIN COMPOSITION, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING CURED RESIN FILM, AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC., ...

1. A photosensitive resin composition comprising:one or more kinds of alkali-soluble resins selected from a polyimide, a polybenzoxazole, a polyimide precursor, a polybenzoxazole precursor, and a copolymer of two or more kinds of polymers selected therefrom; and
a photosensitizer;
wherein the photosensitive resin composition further comprises a compound represented by the following general formula (1):

wherein, in the general formula (1), R1 and R2 each independently represent a C1-C20 monovalent organic group; and
X represents a sulfur atom.

US Pat. No. 10,365,551

WAVELENGTH CONVERSION MEMBER INCLUDING PHOSPHOR

PANASONIC CORPORATION, O...

1. A wavelength conversion member comprising:a substrate; and
a wavelength conversion layer that has a first surface in direct contact with the substrate, and a second surface opposite to the first surface,
wherein the wavelength conversion layer contains a first phosphor that emits first light having longer wavelengths than excitation light, and a second phosphor that emits second light having longer wavelengths than the excitation light,
the second phosphor has a higher thermal conductivity than the first phosphor,
in the wavelength conversion layer, a volume of the second phosphor is larger than a volume of the first phosphor,
the wavelength conversion layer includes a first portion having the first surface and a second portion having the second surface,
the first portion is located closer to the substrate than the second portion, and is in direct contact with the second portion,
thicknesses of the first portion and the second portion are equal to each other, and
a volume V11 of the first phosphor in the first portion, a volume V12 of the second phosphor in the first portion, a volume V21 of the first phosphor in the second portion, and a volume V22 of the second phosphor in the second portion satisfy V11/V12 wherein the second surface of the wavelength conversion layer is a surface on which excitation light from a semiconductor light-emitting element is incident.

US Pat. No. 10,365,514

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A liquid crystal display device comprising:an element substrate;
a counter substrate facing the element substrate;
a liquid crystal layer between the counter substrate and the element substrate;
a resin layer on the counter substrate;
a planarization film covering the resin layer on the counter substrate, the planarization film comprising a resin;
an electrode on the planarization film, the electrode having an opening pattern selected from one or more of a hole, a slit, and a cut line;
a sealant between the counter substrate and the element substrate; and
a moisture impermeable layer covering an outer end of the planarization film,
wherein the opening pattern of the electrode does not overlap with the sealant,
wherein an outer end of the moisture impermeable layer is provided between the sealant and the counter substrate, and
wherein the outer end of the planarization film and an outer end of the resin layer are not exposed to an outside atmosphere.

US Pat. No. 10,365,187

METHOD FOR RAPID AND PRECISE MANIPULATION OF A TINY VOLUME OF LIQUID DROPLETS

THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KO...

1. Apparatus for the manipulation of micro/nanoliter water droplets, comprising:a syringe;
a polyester mesh forming a superhydrophobic surface located at a distal end of the syringe;
a plunger slidably located within the syringe behind or proximally of the mesh;
at least one fiber located on the distal side of the plunger and being movable with the plunger, said at least one fiber being positioned so that it aligns with an open space or pore in the mesh, and
whereby in a first position of the plunger the end of the at least one fibers is behind the mesh and in a second position of the plunger the end of the at least one fiber penetrates through the mesh and beyond its superhydrophobic surface.

US Pat. No. 10,364,951

UNIVERSAL DOWN LIGHT BEZEL MOUNTING SYSTEM

1. A light-mounting system comprising:an outer bezel configured for being secured to a ceiling;
a light-emitting device configured for being received in a recess in the ceiling above the outer bezel; and
an inner bezel configured for being secured to the light-emitting device below and through at least a portion of the outer bezel such that the outer bezel is retained between the light emitting device and the inner bezel.

US Pat. No. 10,364,890

DOUBLE CUP-SHAPED PISTON FOR A DISC BRAKE

1. A double cup-shaped piston, for a disk brake comprising an electromechanical parking brake apparatus, the double cup-shaped piston comprising:a piston wall which is provided to be seated with a free edge firstly on a rear plate of a friction lining, and
an integral dome starting from a piston crown, which dome forms an open receptacle for an actuating apparatus of the electromechanical parking brake apparatus diametrically with respect to the edge of the piston,
wherein at least one section of a wall of the dome is of conical configuration in order to feed in compressive force via the electromechanical actuating apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,364,821

GRINDER PUMP AND CUTTING ASSEMBLY THEREOF

Liberty Pumps, Inc., Ber...

1. A cutting assembly for size reduction of solids in a liquid to be pumped, the cutting assembly comprising:a) a drive shaft rotatable in a first direction around an axis of rotation;
b) a rotary cutter rotatably engaged with the drive shaft and comprised of at least a first cutting blade and a second cutting blade, each of the first and the second cutting blades including a curvilinear leading blade cutting edge defining a cutting plane and advanceable in the direction of rotation; and
c) a cutter plate comprised of a cutter wall including an inner discharge surface, an outer cutter surface perpendicular to the axis of rotation of the drive shaft and coplanar with the cutting plane and contiguous with the curvilinear leading blade cutting edges of the first and second cutting blades, a central opening defined by a side wall surrounding an outer end portion of the drive shaft, and a plurality of cutting ports, each cutting port of the plurality of cutting ports comprising a plate cutting edge and a first orifice extending from the outer cutter surface to the inner discharge surface, the plurality of cutting ports distributed around the central opening over a range of radial distances from the side wall of the central opening, wherein a radially innermost cutting port of the plurality of cutter ports is located at a radially innermost location of the outer cutter surface of the cutter wall, radially intermediate cutting ports of the plurality of cutting ports are located at intermediate locations of the outer cutter surface of the cutter wall, and a radially outermost cutting port of the plurality of cutter ports is located at a radially outermost location of the outer cutter surface of the cutter wall;
wherein when the rotary cutter is rotated in the first direction of rotation, the cutting blades are rotationally advanced along the outer cutter surface of the cutter wall with the leading blade cutting edges in a shearing action along the cutting plane against the plate cutting edge of the radially innermost cutting port of the plurality of cutting ports at a radially innermost cutting region of the cutting blades, against the plate cutting edges of the radially intermediate cutting ports of the plurality of cutting ports at a radially intermediate cutting region of the cutting blades, and against the plate cutting edge of the outermost cutting port of the plurality of cutting ports at a radially outermost cutting region of the cutting blades.

US Pat. No. 10,364,819

COMPRESSOR USABLE WITHIN A GAS TURBINE ENGINE

1. A compressor for a gas turbine engine, comprising:a stator assembly formed from a plurality of stator vanes, wherein at least one stator vane is formed from a generally elongated airfoil having a leading edge, a trailing edge, a pressure side, a suction side, an endwall coupled to a first end and a tip extending radially inwardly and terminating proximate to a rotor assembly;
wherein the rotor assembly is formed from a rotor drum having a radially outer surface and a plurality of compressor blades wherein at least one compressor blade is formed from a generally elongated airfoil having a leading edge, a trailing edge, a pressure side, a suction side, a platform at a first end and a tip extending radially outwardly and terminating proximate to the stator assembly;
a pumping system positioned on the rotor outer surface of the rotor drum and aligned radially with at least one stator vane, wherein the pumping system includes at least one pumping component configured to pump air in an axially downstream direction to counteract reverse leakage flow at a gap formed between the stator vane tip and the radially outer surface of the rotor drum,
wherein the at least one pumping component comprises at least one cutout, wherein the cutout is positioned so that a downstream end of the cutout terminates in axially lateral alignment with the trailing edge of the stator vane and an upstream end of the cutout terminates in axially lateral alignment with the leading edge of the stator vane,
wherein at least a portion of the at least one cutout overlaps an axially extending axis from an end of an adjacent cutout, and
wherein the at least one cutout comprises a plurality of circumferentially spaced cutouts aligned into a row on the radially outer surface of the rotor drum and aligned relative to the at least one stator vane.

US Pat. No. 10,364,773

GAS TURBINE ENGINE

ROLLS-ROYCE plc, London ...

1. A gas turbine engine comprising:a fan;
a bypass duct positioned downstream of the fan and defined by an inner casing and an outer casing;
a series of outlet guide vanes arranged downstream of the fan, the outlet guide vanes extending between the inner casing and the outer casing of the bypass duct; and
a bifurcation positioned downstream of the outlet guide vanes and extending between the inner casing and the outer casing, wherein the bifurcation comprises a leading edge, and
wherein the leading edge of the bifurcation is defined by a first convex region that extends from the inner casing, a second convex region that extends from the outer casing, and a concave region between the first convex region and the second convex region, the leading edge of the bifurcation having a spanwise curvature such that the leading edge of the bifurcation protrudes axially forward by a varying distance along the radial extent of the leading edge so as to modify a static pressure field formed, in use, immediately upstream of the bifurcation; and
wherein the first convex region and the second convex region are axially forward of a datum line, the datum line being a straight line that extends radially from the inner casing to the outer casing perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the engine at a rearward-most position along the leading edge.

US Pat. No. 10,364,493

EXHAUST APPARATUS AND SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS HAVING AN EXHAUST LINE WITH A FIRST RING HAVING AT LEAST ONE HOLE ON A LATERAL SIDE THEREOF PLACED IN THE EXHAUST LINE

ASM IP Holding B.V., Alm...

1. An exhaust apparatus comprising:a first exhaust line;
a second exhaust line connected to the first exhaust line;
a third exhaust line connected to the first exhaust line;
a first ring placed in the second exhaust line, the first ring having at least one hole on a lateral side thereof; and
a first gas line connected to the second exhaust line through the first ring,
wherein when gas is supplied to the first gas line, the first exhaust line does not communicate with the second exhaust line but communicates with the third exhaust line.

US Pat. No. 10,364,310

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING POLYETHYLENE

BOREALIS AG, Vienna (AT)...

1. A multistage process comprising at least one slurry phase polymerization stage and at least one gas phase polymerization stage for producing ethylene copolymers comprising the steps of(a1) introducing ethylene, optionally hydrogen and optionally alpha-olefin comonomer having from 4 to 10 carbon atoms into an optional polymerization stage A1 in the presence of a solid catalyst Ziegler-Natta component, a cocatalyst and optionally an external additive,
(b1) maintaining said polymerization stage A1 in such conditions as to produce an ethylene homo- or copolymer product P-A1
(a2-i) feeding ethylene, the polymerization product P-A1, optionally alpha-olefin comonomer having from 4 to 10 carbon atoms and optionally an external additive to a polymerization stage A2, or
(a2-ii) feeding ethylene, a solid catalyst Ziegler-Natta component, a cocatalyst, optionally alpha-olefin comonomer having from 4 to 10 carbon atoms and optionally an external additive to a polymerization stage A2
(b2) maintaining said polymerization stage A2 in such conditions as to produce a lower molecular weight (co)polymer P-A2 or a (co)polymer mixture P-M1 comprising the optional ethylene (co)polymer P-A1 and the lower molecular weight ethylene (co)polymer P-A2,
(c) feeding the polymerization product P-A2 or the (co)polymer mixture P-M1, additional ethylene and an alpha-olefin comonomer having from 4 to 10 carbon atoms, an external additive, which can be the same or different as the optional external additive in step (a1) or (a2), optionally hydrogen and optionally additional cocatalyst to the polymerization stage B
(d) maintaining said polymerization stage B in such conditions as to produce a higher molecular weight polymerization product P-B,
(e) recovering the polymerization product P-B from the polymerization stage B,
wherein the external additive has formula (I)
R1nSi(OR2)4-n,  (I)
where
n is an integer from 0 to 3,
each R1 are equal or different and are selected from H, halogen, alkyl groups of 1 to 6 carbon atoms optionally substituted with one or more halogen atoms, alkenyl groups of 2 to 6 carbon atoms optionally substituted with one or more halogen atoms, and aryl groups of 6 to 12 carbon atoms optionally substituted with one or more halogen atoms, or the R1 groups can form with the Si atom they are linked to a ring of 3 to 8 ring atoms, provided that all R1 are not hydrogen,
each R2 are equal or different and are selected from alkyl groups of 1 to 6 carbon atoms optionally substituted with one or more halogen atoms, alkenyl groups of 2 to 6 carbon atoms optionally substituted with one or more halogen atoms, and aryl groups of 6 to 12 carbon atoms optionally substituted with one or more halogen atoms, or the OR2 groups can form with the Si atom they are linked to a ring of 3 to 8 ring atoms,
halogen is Br, Cl or F, and
wherein the polymerization stage B is a gas phase polymerization stage.

US Pat. No. 10,364,307

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING PROPYLENE COPOLYMERS IN GAS PHASE

Borealis AG, Vienna (AT)...

1. A process for the preparation of a heterophasic copolymer of propylene and ethylene comprising:(I) in a first stage polymerising propylene and optionally ethylene in the presence of a solid particulate catalyst free from an external carrier, said catalyst comprising:
(i) a symmetrical complex of formula (I):

wherein
M is zirconium or hafnium;
each X is a sigma ligand;
L is a divalent bridge selected from —R?2C—, —R?2C—CR?2—, —R?2Si—, —R?2Si—SiR?2—, —R?2Ge—, wherein each R? is independently a hydrogen atom, C1-C20-alkyl, tri(C1-C20-alkyl)silyl, C6-C20-aryl, C7-C20-arylalkyl or C7-C20-alkylaryl;
R2 is a C1-C20 hydrocarbyl radical;
R5 is a C1-C20 hydrocarbyl radical;
R6 is a tertiary C4-C20 hydrocarbyl radical;
R7 is a hydrogen atom or a C1-10-hydrocarbyl radical;
n is 0 to 3;
R1 is a C1-C20 hydrocarbyl radical and optionally two adjacent R1 groups taken together can form a further mono or multicyclic ring condensed to Ph ring optionally substituted by one or two groups R4; and
R4 is a C1-C10 alkyl radical
and (ii) a cocatalyst; and
(II) in a second subsequent stage polymerising propylene and ethylene in the gas phase in the presence of the product of step (I) and in the presence of the catalyst from step (I) to produce said heterophasic copolymer of propylene and ethylene;
wherein the xylene soluble fraction (XS) of the heterophasic copolymer of propylene and ethylene has an intrinsic viscosity of at least 1.5 dl/g and an ethylene content of 10 to 70 wt %; and
wherein the xylene soluble fraction (XS) is at least 15 wt % of the heterophasic copolymer of propylene and ethylene.

US Pat. No. 10,364,302

GROUP 4 TRANSITION METAL COMPOUND AND USE THEREOF

HANWHA CHEMICAL CORPORATI...

1. A Group 4 transition metal compound represented by Formula 1 below:
wherein, in Formula 1, M is a Group 4 transition metal of Ti, Zr, or Hf;
each of X1 and X2 is independently halogen, C1-20 alkyl, C2-20 alkenyl, C2-20 alkynyl, C6-20 aryl, C7-40 alkylaryl, C7-40 arylalkyl, C1-20 alkylamido, C6-20 arylamido, or C1-20 alkylidene;
each of R1 to R6 is independently hydrogen, substituted or unsubstituted C1-20 alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-20 alkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-20 alkynyl, substituted or unsubstituted C6-20 aryl, substituted or unsubstituted C7-40 alkylaryl, substituted or unsubstituted C7-40 arylalkyl, or substituted or unsubstituted C1-20 silyl, or
R2 and R3, or R4 and R5 are linked together to form a substituted or unsubstituted C5-14 ring, or R1 and R2, or R5 and R6 are linked together to form a substituted or unsubstituted C5-14 aliphatic ring,
wherein each substituent is independently halogen, C1-20 alkyl, C2-20 alkenyl, C2-20 alkynyl, C6-20 aryl, C7-40 alkylaryl, C7-40 arylalkyl, C1-20 alkylamido, C6-20 arylamido, or C1-20 alkylidene;
each of G1 and G2 is independently an element of Group 5 or Group 6 of the Periodic Table; and
each of Q1 to Q6 is independently hydrogen, substituted or unsubstituted C1-20 alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-20 alkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-20 alkynyl, substituted or unsubstituted C6-20 aryl, substituted or unsubstituted C7-40 alkylaryl, substituted or unsubstituted C7-40 arylalkyl, or substituted or unsubstituted C1-20 silyl, or
any two of Q1 to Q3 or any two of Q4 to Q6 may be linked together to form a substituted or unsubstituted C5-14 ring comprising or not comprising a heteroelement,
with the proviso that, when G1 is an element of Group 6 of the Periodic Table, then Q3 is absent, and when G2 is an element of Group 6 of the Periodic Table, then Q6 is absent,
wherein each substituent is independently halogen, C1-20 alkyl, C2-20 alkenyl, C2-20 alkynyl, C6-20 aryl, C7-40 alkylaryl, C7-40 arylalkyl, C1-20 alkylamido, C6-20 arylamido, or C1-20 alkylidene.

US Pat. No. 10,364,301

MODIFIED ISOBUTYLENE-ISOPRENE RUBBER, PRODUCTION METHOD FOR SAME AND CURED MATERIAL OF SAME

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

1. A modified isobutylene-isoprene rubber (IIR) comprising a structural unit of the following Chemical Formula 1:
wherein in Chemical Formula 1, X is a functional group represented by the following Chemical Formula 3:

wherein in Chemical Formula 3, R3 to R8 are each independently a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group having 1 to 12 carbon atoms; or hydrogen.

US Pat. No. 10,364,298

CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE LIPOTEICHOIC ACID AND USES THEREOF

National Research Council...

1. A composition comprising an LTA compound comprising the structure of Formula I
wherein R1 is selected from NH2 and NHAc; each R2 is independently selected from NH2 and NHAc; and n is an integer between about 1 and 20, wherein the compound is covalently-linked to a carrier molecule.

US Pat. No. 10,364,137

MULTI-CONTAINER REFRIGERATION, DISPENSING, AND MANAGEMENT UNIT

1. A dispensing unit for beverages comprising:a housing having an air-conditioned compartment and a utility compartment;
a refrigeration assembly disposed in the utility compartment accessible through a utility compartment door for cooling the air-conditioned compartment;
a pressurized gas container removably disposed in the utility compartment and removably connected to a manifold to delivery pressured gas to the manifold;
a gas regulator disposed between the pressurized gas container and the manifold to control the pressure of gas delivered to the manifold;
a one-way valve in fluid communications with the manifold to prevent fluid from back flowing from the manifold;
a purge assembly carried by the housing and in fluid communication with the manifold;
a removable cap removably attached to the purge assembly and removably attached to a beverage container, the removable cap having an inlet and an outlet;
a purge actuator included in the purge assembly that, when actuated, opens a purge valve disposed between the manifold and the removable cap so that a predetermined amount of pressurized gas enters the beverage container so that pressurized gas from the purge assembly can be injected into the container to displace the existing gas in the headspace of the beverage container;
a tray disposed in the air-conditioned compartment having a connection block removably connected to the removable cap and in fluid communications with the manifold so that the contents of the beverage container are pressurized;
a tap attached to the housing and in fluid communications with the fluid in the beverage container so that when the tap is actuated, fluid in the beverage container is dispensed through the tap;
a control unit carried by the housing connected to a display;
a scale carried by the tray and connected to the control unit to determine the weight of the beverage container plus the fluid in the beverage container;
a temperature sensor disposed in the air-conditioned compartment and connected to the control unit to determine the temperature in the air-conditioned compartment;
a pressure sensor in fluid communication with the manifold for determining the pressure in the pressurized gas container and in communications with the control unit;
a set of computer readable instructions included in the control unit for receiving beverage container information from an input assembly carried by the housing and connected to the control unit, receiving weight information from the scale, approximating the volume of fluid remaining in the container according to the beverage container information weight information, receiving the temperature from the temperature sensor, activating the refrigeration assembly when the temperature exceeds a pre-set temperature and deactivating the refrigeration assembly when the temperature fall below the pre-set temperature, receiving pressure information from the pressure sensor, displaying at least a portion of the beverage container information, approximate fluid remaining in the beverage container and temperature on the display, accessing an external database, retrieving additional beverage container information and displaying at least a portion of the additional beverage container information on the display, receiving purchase information from an external server and displaying purchase information on the display; and,
a transceiver included in the control unit for transmitting the approximate fluid remaining in the beverage container, temperature in the air-conditioned compartment, pressure of the pressurized gas container, purchase information, at least a portion of the beverage container information and additional beverage container information to the remote computer device and transmitting the beverage container information and approximate fluid remaining in the beverage container to an aggregation database.

US Pat. No. 10,364,022

AIRCRAFT LANDING GEAR ASSEMBLY

Safran Landing Systems UK...

1. An aircraft landing gear assembly comprising:a lock link comprising a first link pivotally coupled to a second link, the lock link being movable between a locked, generally aligned condition and an unlocked broken condition, a first one of the links including a lock link engagement formation that defines a swept volume as the lock link moves between the locked condition and the unlocked broken condition;
an electromechanical rotary unlock actuator comprising:
a motor unit arranged to rotate a shaft;
a crank arm mounted on the shaft to rotate therewith; and
an elongate pawl, which includes a pawl engagement formation, the pawl being movably coupled to the crank arm such that rotation of the shaft in a first direction moves the pawl engagement formation into the swept volume of the lock link engagement formation for engagement therewith to change the lock link from the locked condition to the unlocked condition, and rotation of the shaft in the opposite direction moves the pawl engagement formation out of the swept volume of the lock link engagement formation to permit the lock link to assume the locked condition; and
a release mechanism operable to permit the lock link to assume the locked condition in the event of a motor jam which inhibits rotation of the shaft in the second direction, wherein the release mechanism comprises an auxiliary actuator arranged to move the pawl engagement formation relative to the crank arm, the release mechanism being arranged such that the pawl and auxiliary actuator are independently movable with respect to one another.

US Pat. No. 10,363,987

COMPRESSION PISTON

Fox Factory, Inc., Brase...

1. A monotube damper of a shock absorber, said monotube damper comprising:a fluid filled chamber;
a main piston slidably disposed within said fluid filled chamber;
a rod coupled to said main piston, said rod having a portion thereof exposed to an oil bath when not disposed within said fluid filled chamber;
a compression damper disposed within said fluid filled chamber, said compression damper physically separated from said main piston and not connected to said rod, said compression damper comprising:
a compression piston;
an internal floating piston; and
a single adjustable fluid circuit configured for controlling a damping rate associated with multiple compression speeds of said shock absorber, wherein said single adjustable fluid circuit comprises:
a fluid passageway through said compression piston; and
a positionally adjustable floating shim stack positioned at one end of said fluid passageway, said positionally adjustable floating shim stack configured for selectively blocking a flow of fluid through said fluid passageway, said positionally adjustable floating shim stack floating in an axial direction, said positionally adjustable floating shim stack not having an inner diameter thereof, or an outer diameter thereof, clamped into a stationary position, said inner diameter and said outer diameter concurrently movable an equal distance along said axial direction without deformation of said positionally adjustable floating shim stack; and
an adjustment knob coupled with said compression damper, wherein movement of said adjustment knob alters a position of said positionally adjustable floating shim stack with respect to said fluid passageway.

US Pat. No. 10,363,984

BODY COVER STRUCTURE FOR SADDLE RIDING VEHICLE

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

1. A body cover structure for a saddle riding vehicle, said body cover structure comprising:a body cover made of fiber-reinforced resin, for covering an outside of a vehicle body,
a protruding portion provided inside the body cover covering an outside of an engine or a first component supposed to get hot, the first component relating to the engine; and
an abutting surface provided at a distal end of the protruding portion, said abutting surface being a flat surface and abutting on an outside surface of the engine or the first component,
wherein:
a back surface of a cover body, constituting the body cover, is inclined with respect to the outside surface of the engine or the first component,
the protruding portion has a hollow structure formed by two outer peripheral walls extending from the back surface of the cover body, and an inner wall provided at the distal end of the protruding portion, and the abutting surface is formed on the inner wall,
portions of the outer peripheral walls which face toward each other are parallel to each other,
the outer peripheral walls are inclined with respect to the outside surface of the engine or the first component and the back surface of the cover body, and
the outer peripheral walls and the inner wall of the protruding portion are made of resin material with higher heat resistance than the cover body constituting the body cover.

US Pat. No. 10,363,961

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR OPERATING A PLURALITY OF VEHICLES

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for operating a plurality of vehicles, the method comprising:sending, to a first vehicle and via a communication network, navigation data for an autonomous navigation of the first vehicle in a parking facility,
assigning the first vehicle to a second vehicle as a guide vehicle that the second vehicle is to follow autonomously;
controlling the second vehicle to autonomously follow the first vehicle;
sending, to the second vehicle, via the communication network, and while the second vehicle is following the first vehicle during the autonomous navigation of the first vehicle, a target signal that indicates that the second vehicle is to terminate the following and to park at a target position; and
controlling the second vehicle to terminate the autonomous following of the first vehicle and to autonomously park at the target position.

US Pat. No. 10,363,937

CONTROL DEVICE FOR VEHICLE

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

1. A control device for a vehicle which is driven by an internal combustion engine and provided with a cooling device for cooling the internal combustion engine, comprising:a failure detection means for detecting failure of the cooling device;
an acceleration operation amount detection means for detecting an acceleration operation amount indicating acceleration intention of a driver; and
an output control means for controlling an output of the internal combustion engine in accordance with the acceleration operation amount,
wherein the output control means has an air fuel ratio control means for controlling an air fuel ratio of air-fuel mixture which is burned in the internal combustion engine, and wherein, in a condition in which the failure of the cooling device is detected by the failure detection means, the output control means restrains output of the internal combustion engine and executes failure handling control for prohibiting the air fuel ratio from being controlled to a richer side with respect to a predetermined air fuel ratio when the acceleration operation amount exceeds a high load determination operation amount.

US Pat. No. 10,363,908

VEHICLE BRAKE SYSTEM

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

1. A vehicle brake system comprising an input device attached to a bulkhead separating a power unit room accommodating a power unit of a vehicle and a passenger compartment of the vehicle from each other, the input device including a part extending into the power unit room, wherein:a free end of the part of the input device extending into the power unit room is fitted with a protective member defining a slanted surface opposing the power unit and slanting rearward as one moves in a prescribed lateral direction,
the slanted surface aligns with a corner part of the power unit defined by a side end surface of the power unit extending along a fore and aft direction and a rear end surface extending in the prescribed lateral direction from the side end surface, and
the corner part of the power unit is provided with a corresponding slanted surface opposing the slanted surface of the protective member.

US Pat. No. 10,363,870

PASSENGER WAKE-UP APPARATUS

SUBARU CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A passenger wake-up apparatus for use in a vehicle, the vehicle comprising a detector configured to detect a state of a passenger, and the vehicle being capable of automated driving control or driving support control based on a result of detection by the detector, the passenger wake-up apparatus comprising:a rest on which the passenger can put a foot; and
a driving unit configured to be able to move the rest,
wherein when determining that there is a decrease in a level of wakefulness of the passenger on a basis of a result of the detection by the detector, the driving unit moves the rest to push the foot of the passenger, while the automated driving control or the driving support control of the vehicle is performed.

US Pat. No. 10,363,420

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RESTORING COGNITIVE FUNCTION

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A neuromodulation system for enhancing a patient's memory, comprising:a plurality of high-density sub-cortical electrode arrays implantable in at least one of a hippocampus and an entorhinal region of the patient;
a skull-mounted implantable electronics package coupled to the plurality of high-density sub-cortical electrode arrays, the electronics package including one or more processors and memory storing one or more programs for execution by the one or more processors, wherein the one or more programs comprise instructions for:
delivering stimulation to the patient in which the electronics package has been implanted, including stimulating, via at least a subset of the plurality of electrode arrays, at least one of the hippocampus and the entorhinal regions of the patient;
concurrently collecting single-neuron and local field potential (LFP) recordings, from the patient via a plurality of channels located on the plurality of high-density sub-cortical electrode arrays; and
transmitting recordings data from the single-neuron and LFP recordings to an external electronic system;
the external electronic system wearable by the patient, and configured for:
embedding a cognitive computational model for memory enhancement;
updating the cognitive computational model based on the transmitted recordings; and
providing power and data telemetry to the implantable package, including providing stimulation instructions in accordance with the cognitive computational model.

US Pat. No. 10,363,410

PROVIDING LIFE SUPPORT

ZOLL Medical Corporation,...

1. A wearable life support device comprising:a garment configured to be worn by a patient;
sensing electrodes coupled to the garment and configured to be held in contact with the patient when the garment is worn and receive electrocardiogram (ECG) signals from the patient;
a defibrillator unit supported by the garment;
at least two therapy electrodes coupled to the defibrillator unit and configured to deliver a defibrillation shock to the patient;
a first user interface comprising a display configured to display patient information and receive at least one input comprising patient information; and
a control unit configured to:
receive and store patient information received via the first user interface,
operate the wearable life support device according to a first mode of operation in which the wearable life support device is operated as a stand-alone device to deliver a first life support protocol to the patient, the first life support protocol comprising monitoring the ECG signals from the patient, processing of the ECG signals to determine an occurrence of a cardiac event, sending a signal to the at least two therapy electrodes to deliver the defibrillation shock to the patient in response to the determination of the occurrence of the cardiac event, and storing first life support protocol information,
communicatively couple with a second life support device, the second life support device comprising a second user interface,
transmit historical information to the second life support device, the historical information including the first life support protocol information and the stored patient information,
receive operating instructions via the communicative coupling with the second life support device to stop applying the first life support protocol and to apply a second life support protocol based on at least a portion of the received historical information and operating instructions input by a medical service provider via the second user interface of the second life support device, and wherein the second life support device provides the operating instructions to the wearable life support device without physically coupling to the patient, and
operate the wearable life support device in accordance with a second mode of operation according to the received operating instructions to modify the parameters of the first life support protocol.

US Pat. No. 10,363,354

UNITARY BODY SYSTEMS AND DEVICES AND METHODS TO USE THE SAME FOR RETROPERFUSION

CVDevices, LLC, San Dieg...

1. A perfusion device, comprising:a body having a wall and a lumen defined therethrough;
a first portion terminating at a first end and configured for at least partial placement within a mammalian artery;
a first one-way valve positioned at or near an end of the first portion opposite the first end and disposed in the wall and configured for placement within a mammalian artery;
a second portion terminating at a second end and configured for at least partial placement within a mammalian vein; and
a second one-way valve positioned at or near an end of the second portion opposite the second end.

US Pat. No. 10,363,331

STERILIZATION INDICATOR FOR A STERILE CONTAINER

Aesculap AG, (DE)

1. A sterile container for sterilization of medical instruments comprising an instrument holding body closable by a container cover for which at least one manually operable closing/locking mechanism is arranged on the holding body and/or on the container cover, the sterile container comprising a sterilization indicator, wherein the sterilization indicator comprises a shape-memory element in the form of an axially acting compression spring, made of memory material which, when a predetermined sterilization temperature is reached or exceeded, subjects an indicating unit to a defined axial compression force, said indicating unit in turn being biased by a restoring spring functioning independently of temperature, in a counter-direction of the shape-memory element by way of a restoring force which is smaller than the defined axial compressive force, and comprising a latching mechanism which is actuated by at least one of: (1) a manually operable closing or locking mechanism, (2) a container cover of the sterile container, and (3) an element attached thereto and designed such that by closing and/or locking of the sterile container it retains the indicating unit in a sterile position, once said unit has been moved into the sterile position by the shape-memory element, and by opening and/or unlocking of the sterile container below the sterilization temperature it releases the indicating unit, whereupon the restoring spring moves the indicating unit back into an unsterile position.