US Pat. No. 10,139,330

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ANALYZING SOLID MATTER CONTAINING LIQUIDS AND MONITORING OR CONTROLLING PROCESSES CONTAINING SUCH LIQUIDS

KEMIRA OYJ, Helsinki (FI...

1. A method of analyzing a liquid sample containing solid particles, the method comprising:fractionating the sample according to particle sizes and/or masses of the solid particles, so as to produce sample fractions, by
conducting the sample to a disintegration channel having depressions to retain the sample in said depressions, and a through-flow zone,
applying a liquid flow having a non-constant temporal velocity profile through the disintegration channel, in order to gradually release solid particles of the sample with the liquid flow from said depressions to the through-flow zone in the disintegration channel, wherein the liquid flow is applied at a velocity producing hydrodynamic shear on the sample when interacting with said depressions, to disintegrate flocks in the sample retained in said depressions, and
measuring at least one physical or chemical property of at least one of said sample fractions.

US Pat. No. 10,139,291

SENSOR CALIBRATION METHOD AND APPARATUS

Sphere Medical Limited, ...

1. A method of calibrating a sensor of a monitoring apparatus for monitoring an analyte concentration in a bodily fluid sample of a patient, the method comprising:performing a first calibration cycle by:
measuring a first response of the sensor to exposure to a first calibration fluid having a first concentration of said analyte at a first temperature;
measuring a second response of the sensor to exposure to a second calibration fluid having a second concentration of said analyte at a second temperature;
determining a temperature dependence in the sensitivity of the sensor from the first and second response;
performing a second calibration cycle by repeating the first calibration cycle after a time interval;
deriving a temperature-dependent drift function for the sensor from a difference between the temperature dependence determined in the first calibration cycle and the temperature dependence determined in the second calibration cycle;
generating a calibration curve including said temperature-dependent drift function for said sensor;
measuring a further response of the sensor to exposure to a first portion of the bodily fluid sample at a measurement temperature, said bodily fluid sample comprising an unknown amount of said analyte;
estimating the amount of said analyte in said sample from said further response using said calibration curve;
exposing a reference apparatus to a second portion of the bodily fluid sample;
determining the amount of analyte in said sample with said reference apparatus;
comparing the estimated amount with the determined amount; and
creating an updated calibration curve by repeating the steps of performing the first and second calibration cycles, deriving the temperature drift function and generating the calibration curve in case a difference between the estimated amount and the determined amount exceeds a defined threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,139,242

NAVIGATION LANE GUIDANCE

Uber Technologies, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:determining a navigation route including a plurality of road segments and a set of actions for transitioning to a subsequent road segment from a prior road segment of the plurality of road segments;
determining a position of a vehicle on a current road segment of the plurality of road segments based on signals from a location positioning sensor on the vehicle;
for each of a plurality of lanes of the current road segment, determining a score for the lane based at least in part on an estimated level of traffic of the lane along a maximum value of a look-ahead distance that the lane continues on the navigation route, the look-ahead distance including additional distance from the position to be traveled on one or more road segments subsequent to the current road segment as indicated by the set of actions; and
selecting a lane of the plurality of lanes for the vehicle to travel in based on the scores.

US Pat. No. 10,139,107

COMBUSTION CONTROLLING SYSTEM

Azbil Corporation, Tokyo...

1. A combustion controlling system comprising:a master device that controls opening and closing of a common safety shutoff valve collectively switching supply and shutoff of a fuel to a plurality of burners and generates a predetermined signal;
a plurality of slave devices that are provided corresponding to the respective burners, the plurality of slave devices configured to determine whether there is a flame in the corresponding respective burners, control an ignition of the corresponding respective burners, and output the input predetermined signal when it is determined that there is no flame before the ignition of the corresponding respective burners, and output no predetermined signal when it is determined that there is the flame before the ignition of the corresponding respective burners; and
a transmission line connected to the master device for transmitting the predetermined signal, wherein
the plurality of slave devices are connected in cascade, when all of the plurality of slave devices determine that there is no flame before the ignition of the corresponding respective burners, the predetermined signal input to an initial-stage slave device of the plurality of slave devices from the master device is sequentially output and output from a final-stage slave device of the plurality of slave devices to the transmission line, when any one of the plurality of slave devices determines that there is the flame before the ignition of the corresponding burner, the predetermined signal is not output from the final-stage slave device to the transmission line, and the master device controls the opening and closing of the safety shutoff valve based on whether the predetermined signal transmitted through the transmission line is input.

US Pat. No. 10,139,072

LIGHTING UNIT FOR A VEHICLE HEADLAMP

ZKW Group GmbH, Wieselbu...

1. A lighting unit (1) for a headlight (100) for a motor vehicle, wherein the lighting unit comprises:a first light source group (10) comprising at least one light source (11, 12, 13, 14),
a second light source group (20) comprising at least one light source (21),
wherein the first light source group (10) is configured to generate a first light function,
wherein the second light source group (20) is configured to generate a second light function, which is different from the first light function,
wherein each light source (11, 12, 13, 14) of the first light source group (10) couples light into a first type of optics element (111, 112, 113, 114) associated with the respective light source (11, 12, 13, 14),
wherein each light source (21) of the second light source group (20) couples light into a second type of optics element (121) associated with the respective light source (21),
wherein the first type of optics element (111, 112, 113, 114) produces a different optical illumination than the second type of optics element (121),
wherein a secondary optics comprising a diffusing optics (50) is arranged downstream of the first and second types of optics elements (111, 112, 113, 114, 121), through which secondary optics (50) the light exiting from the first and second types of optics elements (111, 112, 113, 114, 121) passes and is irradiated into a region in front of the lighting unit (1),
wherein the first and second light source groups (10, 20) are separately controllable,
wherein the first light source group (10) is configured to generate a flashing light function, and the second light source group (20) is configured to generate a daytime running light function, a position light function, or a combined daytime running light-position light function,
wherein at least one of the first type of optics element (111, 112, 113, 114) of the first light source group (10), in terms of a horizontal and/or vertical irradiation behaviour in a region of a casing of the at least one of the first type of optics element, is formed to produce a wide and crisscross optical illumination in a vertical direction or a horizontal direction,
wherein at least one of the second type of optics element (121) of the second light source group (20), in terms of a horizontal irradiation behaviour in a region of a casing of the at least one of the second type of optics element, is formed to produce a crisscross optical illumination in the horizontal direction,
wherein the first and second types of optics elements (111, 112, 113, 114, 121) associated with the light sources (11, 12, 13, 14, 21) are formed in a common optical component (200),
wherein adjacent optics elements of the first and second types of optics elements (111, 112, 113, 114, 121) transition into one another in transition regions (201, 202) to provide a light mixing area for the adjacent optics elements, and
wherein light from the optics elements of the first and second types of optics elements (111, 112, 113, 114, 121) enters adjacent optics elements of the first and second types of optics elements (111, 112, 113, 114, 121) through the transition regions and exits from a light exit area of the adjacent optics elements.

US Pat. No. 10,139,070

LIGHT MODULE FOR A VEHICLE HEADLAMP

ZKW GROUP GMBH, Wieselbu...

1. A light module for a motor vehicle headlight or other headlight, wherein the light module comprises:one or more light sources, which is/are arranged on a light source carrier;
at least one auxiliary optical unit which is configured to be fastened on the light source carrier by an auxiliary optical unit carrier such that the one or more light sources, the light source carrier, the at least one auxiliary optical unit, and the auxiliary optical unit carrier form a light source assembly;
a secondary optical unit, which is arranged behind the at least one auxiliary optical unit, in the light exit direction, and is held by a secondary optical unit carrier;
an assembly carrier to which the light source assembly is configured to be fastened;
at least one clamping screw with which the light source assembly is configured to be detachably clamped between the secondary optical unit carrier and the assembly carrier, wherein, in a detached state of the at least one clamping screw, in which the at least one clamping screw is detached only so far that the secondary optical unit carrier and the assembly carrier are still connected to one another, the light source assembly is displaceable substantially parallel to the assembly carrier, and wherein the at least one clamping screw directly connects the assembly carrier and the secondary optical unit carrier to one another such that the at least one clamping screw does not extend through the light source assembly; and
at least one locking screw with which the light source assembly is configured to be fixed relative to the assembly carrier, wherein the at least one locking screw fasten the light source assembly on the assembly carrier and the secondary optical unit carrier, and wherein the at least one locking screw extends through a back side of the assembly carrier, through an assigned locking-screw opening in the assembly carrier, and through an assembly opening of the light source assembly, and is configured to be screwed into a corresponding locking-screw thread in the secondary optical unit carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,139,017

SUSPENDED PIPE ASSEMBLY

Lindsay Corporation, Oma...

1. A suspended pipe assembly comprising:a pipe section configured to be suspended from a section of an elevated pipe, the suspended pipe section having opposed first and second ends; and
a plurality of suspenders configured to support the suspended pipe section below the elevated pipe, each suspender comprising a link connected between the suspended pipe section and the elevated pipe, the link being configured to move only in a substantially vertically extending plane extending substantially parallel to the elevated pipe so that the suspended pipe section is configured to translate along the substantially vertically extending plane as the suspended pipe section expands and contracts.

US Pat. No. 10,138,988

HYDROKINETIC TORQUE COUPLING DEVICE HAVING TURBINE-PISTON LOCKUP CLUTCH, AND RELATED METHODS

Valeo Embrayages, Amiens...

1. A hydrokinetic torque coupling device for coupling a driving shaft and a driven shaft together, comprising:an impeller comprising an impeller shell;
a casing comprising a casing shell connected to the impeller shell, the casing having a first engagement surface;
an axially displaceable turbine-piston coaxially aligned with and hydrodynamically drivable by the impeller, the turbine-piston comprising a turbine-piston shell and a drive component having a second engagement surface;
a damper assembly comprising an input part drivingly interconnected to the turbine-piston and an output part operatively connectable to an output hub; and
a clutch plate non-rotatably connected to and axially displaceable relative to the casing, the clutch plate having opposite clutch plate engagement surfaces interposed between and axially movable relative to at least one of the first and second engagement surfaces,
wherein the turbine-piston is axially displaceable relative to the casing to move the second engagement surface axially towards and away from the first engagement surface for positioning the hydrokinetic torque coupling device into and out of a lockup mode in which the first and second engagement surfaces and the clutch plate engagement surfaces frictionally interlock with one another so that the casing is mechanically locked to and non-rotatable relative to the input part of the damper assembly,
wherein the input part of the damper assembly is non-rotatably and axially movably connected to the drive component.

US Pat. No. 10,138,957

CLUTCH CONTROL METHOD FOR VEHICLE

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A clutch control method for a vehicle, comprising steps of:calculating an estimated clutch torque by substituting a plurality of parameters, which represent physical properties of a clutch, and a sensed stroke of a clutch actuator into a predetermined characteristic function, which represents characteristics of a clutch transmission torque to a clutch actuator stroke, by a controller;
updating the plurality of parameters as new values by a prediction error method based on a torque error, which is a difference between a reference clutch torque referring to a current transmission torque of the clutch and the estimated clutch torque calculated in the step of calculating the estimated clutch torque, by the controller;
calculating a desired stroke by substituting a desired clutch torque and the updated parameters into a predetermined characteristic inverse function, which represents a clutch actuator stroke to a clutch transmission torque, by the controller; and
driving the clutch actuator based on the calculated desired stroke to control the clutch by the controller.

US Pat. No. 10,138,895

FAN ROTOR MECHANISM

Asia Vital Components Co....

1. A fan rotor mechanism comprising:a fan impeller having a hub and multiple fan blades, the hub having a first top section and a first peripheral section axially extending from a periphery of the first top section, the first top section and the first peripheral section together defining a receiving space, the fan blades being annularly disposed on an outer circumference of the first peripheral section;
a case received in the receiving space, the case having a receptacle for receiving therein at least one magnetic component, the case and the magnetic component defining therebetween a filling gap, the case being formed with at least one perforation in communication with the filling gap; and
an adhesive body filled up in the filling gap.

US Pat. No. 10,138,644

SKIMMER BASKET BARRIER SYSTEM

1. A filtration barrier system for a filtration of a pool, comprising:an elongated body configured to rest flat on a top surface of a pool walkway surface;
a perforated cylindrical filtration head integrally attached to the elongated body, the cylindrical filtration head having a length extending from a first end to a second end, and forming a hollow cavity;
a first perforated side arm rigidly attached to and extending from the first end of the filtration head and configured to engage with a front surface of the pool;
a first gap forming between the first perforated side arm, the front surface and the hollow cavity;
a second perforated side arm rigidly attached to and extending from the second end of the filtration head and configured to engage with the front surface of the pool; and
a second gap forming between the second perforated side arm, the front surface and the hollow cavity;
wherein the first perforated side arm and the second perforated side arm extend at an angle relative to the perforated cylindrical filtration head;
wherein the perforated cylindrical filtration head completely covers an opening in fluid communication with a filtration basket; and
wherein the perforated cylindrical filtration head is configured to prevent floating debris from entering into the opening.

US Pat. No. 10,138,639

MOLDING ASSEMBLY AND FLOOR INSTALLATION

Unilin North America LLC,...

1. A molding assembly for bridging a gap between floor covering materials, the molding assembly comprising:a molding; and
a track, wherein the track comprises a track attachment component configured to releasably attach the molding to the track, wherein the track attachment component comprises a single upwardly protruding leg connected to the track by a hinge portion, wherein the upwardly protruding leg comprises a separate surface portion configured to provide friction interlocking or mechanical interlocking with the molding, wherein the separate surface portion is made from a material more compressible than a material from which the hinge portion and track are made, wherein the hinge portion is configured to allow tilting of the molding when attached to the track attachment component, wherein the hinge portion and track are a single unitary piece made of a same material, whereas the separate surface portion is made of a different material.

US Pat. No. 10,138,628

INSULATION BATT

Pratt Corrugated Holdings...

1. A method of installing an insulation batt comprising:expanding an insulation layer of insulation batt between a first stiffening layer and a second stiffening layer of the insulation batt;
placing the insulation batt in an insulation cavity;
folding a mounting tab outwards from a slot and away from a connector, the mounting tab attached to one of the first stiffening layer and the second stiffening layer, the mounting tab securing the insulation batt within the insulation cavity, the slot defined in the connector, the connector coupling the first stiffening layer to the second stiffening layer; and
engaging the mounting tab to a two-by-four of the insulation cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,138,589

APPARATUS FOR TREATING LAUNDRY AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A laundry treatment apparatus comprising:a cabinet;
an outer tub that is disposed inside the cabinet;
a plurality of heat exchange tubes through which air discharged from the outer tub moves, the plurality of heat exchange tubes (i) being arranged to have a gap between adjacent heat exchange tubes and (ii) being parallel to each other;
a heat exchange tube housing that is configured to accommodate the plurality of heat exchange tubes and that defines an interior area configured to store cooling water;
a cooling water introduction passage that is coupled to a lower portion of the heat exchange tube housing and through which cooling water is provided to the heat exchange tube housing; and
a cooling water discharge passage that is coupled to an upper portion of the heat exchange tube housing and through which cooling water stored in the heat exchange tube housing is discharged.

US Pat. No. 10,138,563

HYDROGEN ENERGY SUPPLY SYSTEM USING OCEAN CURRENT POWER GENERATION

Japan System Planning Co....

1. A hydrogen energy supply system using ocean current power generation comprising:10 or more water wheel impeller type power generation devices that are arranged in water of a sea area where an ocean current flows, supported to float in the water by 10 or more first floating bodies respectively, moored at the bottom of the sea through anchors respectively, and that generate electric power by using the ocean current;
a second floating body that floats on the sea surface of the sea area and is moored at the bottom of the sea area through anchors having a liquid activation device for activating a liquid portion of the water of the sea area as an electrolyte solution, and uses each generated electric power from the 10 or more water wheel impeller type power generation devices, and has a seawater electrolysis device activated by the liquid portion supplied from the liquid activation device, including an electrolyzing means equal to or smaller than the 10 or more water wheel impeller type power generation devices in number that take in seawater and apply electrolysis to the seawater to generate a hydrogen gas, a hydrogen liquefaction device that converts the hydrogen gas generated by the seawater electrolysis device into liquid hydrogen, and a liquid hydrogen tank that stores the liquid hydrogen arranged thereon;
a hydrogen transporting ship that accommodates the liquid hydrogen stored in the liquid hydrogen tank and transports it by sea toward land;
an overland liquid hydrogen tank that stores the liquid hydrogen supplied from the hydrogen transporting ship;
a cylinder that accommodates the liquid hydrogen supplied from the overland liquid hydrogen tank; and
a hydrogen transporting vehicle that transports the cylinder to a consumer side on land;
wherein the seawater electrolysis device comprises:
the liquid activation device comprising:
a liquid activator including a black body radiation sintered body and an electromagnetic wave convergence body using a magnet that allows electromagnetic waves radiated from the black body radiation sintered body to pass while converging them to a fixed wavelength; and
assemblies integrated to form a liquid activation area where a liquid is activated by the electromagnetic waves on the inner side of the electromagnetic wave convergence body while arranging the black body radiation sintered body on the outer side and the electromagnetic wave convergence body on the inner side, a liquid portion of the seawater as an electrolyte solution being activated in the liquid activation area; and
the electrolyzing means comprises:
an electrolysis container which uses a titanium electrode as a negative electrode and uses a platinum electrode as a positive electrode and in which the seawater that the liquid portion supplied from the liquid activation device is activated—is put; and
a variable direct-current voltage source that applies a variable direct-current voltage to the negative electrode and the positive electrode; and
an ultraviolet ray irradiation source that irradiates the titanium electrode as the negative electrode with ultraviolet rays to form a titanium oxide layer on an outer surface of the titanium electrode, wherein the electrolyzing means applies electrolysis to the seawater having a liquid portion activated in the activation area to generate a hydrogen gas.

US Pat. No. 10,138,555

GAS CONTROL SYSTEM AND PROGRAM FOR GAS CONTROL SYSTEM

HORIBA STEC, CO., LTD., ...

1. A gas control system used for a vaporizer comprising: a tank adapted to contain a material; a carrier gas line adapted to introduce a carrier gas into the tank; a gas supply line through which a material gas produced by vaporizing the material and the carrier gas flow and led out of the tank; and a diluent gas line adapted to merge with the gas supply line and introduce a diluent gas into the gas supply line, the gas control system comprising:a first valve that is provided in the carrier gas line or provided in the gas supply line on an upstream side of a merging point with the diluent gas line;
a flow rate control mechanism that is provided in the diluent gas line and comprises a flow rate sensor and a second valve;
a first concentration sensor that is provided in the gas supply line on a downstream side of the merging point with the diluent gas line and adapted to measure a concentration of the material gas in a post-dilution mixed gas containing the material gas, the carrier gas, and the diluent gas;
a first valve control part adapted to control an opening level of the first valve so as to decrease a deviation between a preset setting concentration of the material gas in the post-dilution mixed gas and a post-dilution measured concentration of the material gas in the post-dilution mixed gas, the post-dilution measured concentration being measured by the first concentration sensor;
a diluent gas setting flow rate calculation part adapted to, on a basis of a preset setting total flow rate of the post-dilution mixed gas, the post-dilution measured concentration, and an estimated or actually measured concentration of the material gas in a pre-dilution mixed gas, calculate a diluent gas setting flow rate that is a flow rate of the diluent gas to be flowed through the diluent gas line; and
a second valve control part adapted to control an opening level of the second valve so as to decrease a deviation between the diluent gas setting flow rate and a measured flow rate measured by the flow rate sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,138,535

MAGNESIUM ALLOY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPO...

1. A magnesium alloy thatcontains a atomic % of Ca and b atomic % of Al, totally contains k atomic % of at least one element selected from a group consisting of Zr, Ag, Y and Nd, contains a residue of Mg and
contains c volume % of (Mg, Al)2Ca,
a, b, c and k satisfying formulae (1) to (4) and (21) below,
wherein said (Mg, Al)2Ca is dispersed and
said at least one element is an element that enhances at least one of corrosion resistance and flame resistance:
3?a?7  (1)
4.5?b?12  (2)
1.2?b/a?3.0  (3)
10?c?30  (4)
0

US Pat. No. 10,138,424

EXHAUST SYSTEM FOR A BIOCHAR KILN

BIOCHAR NOW, LLC, Lovela...

1. An exhaust system for a biochar kiln, comprising:a chimney of the biochar kiln;
a first forced air inlet on the chimney to draw smoke through the chimney during a preheating stage to prime the chimney, the first forced air inlet being connected to a first blower;
a second forced air inlet operatively coupled with the chimney, the second forced air inlet being connected to a second blower,
wherein the second blower is activated to increase airflow when air naturally occurring in a smoke stream in the chimney is insufficient, the second blower deactivated when there is sufficient air; and
both a temperature sensor and an oxygen sensor with feedback to a controller,
wherein the controller activates and deactivates the first blower and the second blower based on input from the temperature sensor and the oxygen sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,138,397

SINGLE-CRYSTAL SILICON-CARBIDE SUBSTRATE AND POLISHING SOLUTION

AGC Inc., Chiyoda-ku (JP...

1. A single-crystal silicon-carbide substrate comprising a polished principal surface having an atomic step-and-terrace structure, the atomic step-and-terrace structure comprising atomic steps and terraces derived from a crystal structure, wherein the atomic step-and-terrace structure has an average proportion of an average line roughness of a front edge portion of the atomic step to a height of the atomic step being 20% or less, and the average line roughness is measured from an AFM image in an area of 2 ?m×1 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,138,372

POLYCARBONATE RESIN COMPOSITION AND ARTICLE MOLDED THEREFROM

MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL C...

1. A resin composition, which comprises: a (meth)acrylic copolymer (A) containing 5 to 85% by mass of a (meth)acrylate unit (a) represented by general formula (1) below and 15 to 95% by mass of a methyl (meth)acrylate unit (b); a polycarbonate-based resin (B); an ultraviolet absorber (C); and an antioxidant (D), the resin composition containing 0.1 to 1.5 parts by mass of (C) and 0.05 to 1.0 part by mass of (D) per 100 parts by mass of a resin component containing (A) and (B):wherein:X represents a single bond, or a divalent group selected from the group consisting of —C(R2)(R3)—, —C(?O)—, —O—, —OC(?O)—, —OC(?O)O—, —S—, —SO—, —SO2— and any combination thereof;
R1 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group;
R2 and R3 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, a linear alkyl group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms, a branched alkyl group having 3 to 10 carbon atoms, a cyclic alkyl group having 3 to 10 carbon atoms, a linear alkoxy group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms, a branched alkoxy group having 3 to 10 carbon atoms, a cyclic alkoxy group having 3 to 10 carbon atoms, a phenyl group or a phenylphenyl group, or R2 and R3 may be bonded to each other so as to form a cyclic alkyl group having 3 to 10 carbon atoms together with a carbon atom to which they are attached;
R4 and R5 each independently represent a linear alkyl group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms, a branched alkyl group having 3 to 10 carbon atoms, a cyclic alkyl group having 3 to 10 carbon atoms, a linear alkoxy group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms, a branched alkoxy group having 3 to 10 carbon atoms, a cyclic alkoxy group having 3 to 10 carbon atoms, a halogen atom, a phenyl group or phenylphenyl group;
m represents an integer of 1 to 10;
p represents an integer of 0 to 4; and
q represents an integer of 0 to 5; and
wherein the (meth)acrylic copolymer (A) includes a higher molecular weight region and a lower molecular weight region that are determined by setting a peak value of GPC elution curve as a boundary, and a ratio ((L)/(H)×100%) of a mass percentage (L) of the (meth)acrylate unit (a) in the (meth)acrylic copolymer (A) belonging to the lower molecular weight region to a mass percentage (H) of the (meth)acrylate unit (a) in the (meth)acrylic copolymer (A) belonging to the higher molecular weight region is 80% to 120%.

US Pat. No. 10,138,365

RESIN MATERIAL AND FILM THEREOF

KANEKA CORPORATION, Osak...

1. A resin material comprising:a thermoplastic resin (A); and
a polymer (B) satisfying following conditions, wherein:
the polymer (B) is a graft copolymer obtained by multistep polymerization; and
at least one step of the multistep polymerization is polymerization of a monomer mixture containing a monomer represented by a formula (4) and (meth)acrylic acid and/or its salt,

wherein R9 is a hydrogen atom or a substituted or unsubstituted linear or branched alkyl group having 1 to 12 carbon atoms, R10 is a substituted or unsubstituted aromatic group having 3 to 24 carbon atoms or a substituted or unsubstituted alicyclic group having 3 to 24 carbon atoms and having a homocyclic structure or a heterocyclic structure, 1 is an integer of 1 to 4, m is an integer of 0 or 1, and n is an integer of 0 to 10.

US Pat. No. 10,138,340

LOW VOLATILITY, HIGH EFFICIENCY GAS BARRIER COATING FOR CRYO-COMPRESSED HYDROGEN TANKS

PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER...

1. A bilayer object consisting of a carbon fiber reinforced polymer substrate coated with a composition of matter comprising horizontally aligned exfoliated graphene sheets dispersed in an epoxy binder, wherein the composition of matter has a gas permeability less than 0.01 cc·mil/100 in2/24 h/atm and outgassing properties of CVCM of less than 0.1 percent and TML less than 1 percent.

US Pat. No. 10,138,226

BENZIMIDAZOL-2-AMINES AS MIDH1 INHIBITORS

Bayer Pharma Aktiengesell...

1. A compound of formula (I)
wherein:
R1 is a halogen atom or is selected from the group consisting of:
C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-alkoxy, C1-C6-haloalkyl, C1-C6-haloalkoxy, cyano, (C1-C6-alkyl)-S—, and (C1-C6-haloalkyl)-S—;
R2 is a hydrogen atom;
R3 is a hydrogen atom;
R4 is a hydrogen atom;
R5 is a hydrogen atom;
R6 is selected from the group consisting of:
R13OC(?O)—(C1-C6-alkyl)-, R13OC(?O)—(C2-C6-alkenyl)-, R13OC(?O)—(C1-C6-alkoxy)-, R14(R15)NC(?O)—(C1-C6-alkyl)-, R14(R15)NC(?O)—(C2-C6-alkenyl)-, R14(R15)NC(?O)—(C1-C6-alkoxy)-, —C(?O)OR13, —C(?O)N(R14)R15, and —C(?O)N(R14)S(?O)2R16;
R7 is a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, or a C1-C3-alkyl group;
R8 is a C1-C3-alkyl group;
R9, R10, and R11
are independently selected from the group consisting of: hydrogen and C1-C3-alkyl;
R12 is a hydrogen atom;
R13 is a hydrogen atom or is selected from the group consisting of:
C1-C6-alkyl, C3-C6-cycloalkyl, HO—(C2-C6-alkyl)-, and (C1-C3-alkoxy)-(C2-C6-alkyl)-;
R14 and R15
are independently selected from the group consisting of: hydrogen, C1-C6-alkyl, C3-C6-cycloalkyl, HO—(C2-C6-alkyl)-, (C1-C3-alkoxy)-(C2-C6-alkyl)-, C1-C6-haloalkyl, H2N—(C2-C6-alkyl)-, (C1-C3-alkyl)N(H)(C2-C6-alkyl)-, (C1-C3-alkyl)2N(C2-C6-alkyl)-, R13OC(?O)—(C1-C6-alkyl)-, 4- to 6-membered heterocycloalkyl, phenyl, heteroaryl, phenyl-(C1-C6-alkyl)-, and heteroaryl-(C1-C6-alkyl)-;
wherein the phenyl and heteroaryl groups are optionally substituted with one or two substituents, which are independently selected from the group consisting of: C1-C3-alkyl, C3-C6-cycloalkyl, C1-C3-alkoxy, C3-C6-cycloalkyloxy, C1-C3-haloalkyl, C1-C3-haloalkoxy, halogen, cyano, —C(?O)OR13, and —C(?O)NH2;
and wherein the 4- to 6-membered heterocycloalkyl group is optionally substituted with one substituent selected from the group consisting of: C1-C3-alkyl, C1-C3-haloalkyl, C1-C3-alkoxy, C1-C3-haloalkoxy, C3-C6-cycloalkyl, C3-C6-cycloalkyloxy, amino, hydroxy, halogen, and cyano;
or wherein the 4- to 6-membered heterocycloalkyl group is optionally substituted with one or two halogen atoms;
or
R14 and R15
are taken together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached to form a 4- to 6-membered heterocycloalkyl;
wherein the 4- to 6-membered heterocycloalkyl group is optionally substituted with one substituent selected from the group consisting of: C1-C3-alkyl, C1-C3-haloalkyl, C1-C3-alkoxy, C1-C3-haloalkoxy, C3-C6-cycloalkyl, C3-C6-cycloalkyloxy, amino, hydroxy, halogen, and cyano;
or wherein the 4- to 6-membered heterocycloalkyl group is optionally substituted with one or two halogen atoms; and
R16 is a hydrogen atom or is selected from the group consisting of:
C1-C6-alkyl, HO—(C1-C6-alkyl)-, C3-C6-cycloalkyl, HO—(C3-C6-cycloalkyl)-, C1-C6-haloalkyl, (C1-C3-alkoxy)-(C1-C6-alkyl)-, phenyl, heteroaryl, and 4- to 6-membered heterocycloalkyl;
wherein the phenyl and heteroaryl groups are optionally substituted with one or two substituents, which are independently selected from the group consisting of: C1-C3-alkyl, C3-C6-cycloalkyl, C1-C3-alkoxy, C3-C6-cycloalkyloxy, C1-C3-haloalkyl, C1-C3-haloalkoxy, halogen, cyano, —C(?O)OR13, and —C(?O)N(R14)R15,
or a stereoisomer, a tautomer, an N-oxide, a hydrate, a solvate, or a salt thereof, or a mixture of any of the foregoing.

US Pat. No. 10,138,216

HIGHLY SELECTIVE ANTI-CANCER AGENTS TARGETING NON-SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER AND OTHER FORMS OF CANCER

The University of Toledo,...

1. A compound of the following structural formula:wherein:n=1 or 2;
X is N or CH;
Y is S, O, or NH;
R is selected from the group consisting of:
?O;
2H;
—OR3, wherein R3 is hydrogen, alkyl, aryl, glycosyl, or polyether groups;
(CO)OR4, wherein R4 is hydrogen, alkyl, aryl, or aralkyl groups;
—NR5R6, wherein R5 and R6 are H, alkyl, aryl, or aralkyl groups; and,
?N—OR7, wherein R7 is hydrogen, alkyl, aryl, aralkyl, glycosyl, or polyether groups;
R1 is hydrogen, alkyl-, aryl-, or aralkyl;
Z is absent or selected from the group consisting of:
halide, wherein R2 is absent;
oxygen;
nitrogen, wherein there are two R2 groups;
(CO)O—; O(CO)—; O(CO)O—;
(CO)N<, wherein there are two R2 groups; and,
NH(CO)—; and NH(CO)N<, wherein there are two R2 groups;
wherein when Z is absent, R2 connects directly to a ring; and
R2 is hydrogen, alkyl-, aryl-, aralkyl-, glycosyl-, or polyether-, wherein multiple occurrences of R2 are the same or different;
and prodrugs, salts, stereoisomers, racemates, solvates, and hydrates thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,138,192

CYCLOBENZOINS

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYS...

1. A one-step method of synthesizing a cyclobenzoin macrocycle, comprising:reacting a dialdehyde (A) in a concentration of between 0.1M to 1M, and a cyanide salt catalyst in an aqueous solvent wherein said solvent is in a 1:1 molar ratio with H2O to form a cyclobenzoin (B) macrocycle, wherein n is selected from group comprising 1, 2, or 3; and M is 3, or 4, and wherein said reacting the dialdehyde and the cyanide salt catalyst comprises refluxing at a temperature of about 100° C.

US Pat. No. 10,138,120

SHAPING NANOSTRUCTURE ARRAYS

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A method of making a nanostructured assembly, comprising the steps of:providing a nanostructure array comprising a plurality of nanostructures attached to a substrate; and
shaping the nanostructure array by condensing an evaporated wetting agent on at least one of the substrate or the nanostructures and evaporating the condensed wetting agent.

US Pat. No. 10,138,102

WARNING AND MESSAGE DELIVERY AND LOGGING SYSTEM UTILIZABLE IN A FALL ARRESTING AND PREVENTION DEVICE AND METHOD OF SAME

1. A safety protection device for aerial lift equipment, comprising:a safety lanyard comprising a snap hook configured to be attached to an anchor point affixed to a work platform of an aerial lift;
a load sensor attached to the safety lanyard, the load sensor configured to activate if a prescribed load limit is exceeded, the activation of the load sensor triggering the transmission of a warning;
a safety harness attached to the safety lanyard; and
a remote control attached to the safety harness, the remote control configured to access the operational controls of the aerial lift to control the movement of the aerial lift; and
wherein in the event the load sensor activates, the remote control on the safety harness is accessible to the operator to move the work platform of the aerial lift,
wherein the snap hook comprises:
an interlock controller;
a gate hook having a first spring configured to maintain the snap hook in a closed position,
a gate switch having a second spring configured to contact the anchor point,
a first detection sensor,
a second detection sensor on the gate switch,
the first detection sensor having a sensor triggered to transmit a signal to the interlock controller when brought within close proximity to the second detection sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,138,100

RECHARGING APPARATUS AND METHOD

Walmart Apollo, LLC, Ben...

1. An apparatus configured to monitor power levels at a shopping facility, comprising:a transport unit central control system separate and distinct from a plurality of motorized transport units at a shopping facility, wherein each of the plurality of motorized transport units is self-propelled and wherein the transport unit central control system comprises:
a transceiver configured to wirelessly receive communications from the plurality of motorized transport units located at the shopping facility;
a control circuit coupled with the transceiver;
a memory coupled to the control circuit and storing computer instructions that when executed by the control circuit cause the control circuit to:
identify available stored power levels at each of the plurality of motorized transport units;
identify, based on the identified stored power levels, a first motorized transport unit to be subjected to recharging;
identify an available recharge station, of a plurality of recharge stations distributed throughout the shopping facility, at least relative to a location of the first motorized transport unit intended to be subjected to recharging; and
cause the transceiver to wirelessly communicate one or more instructions to cause the first motorized transport unit to temporarily electrically couple with the available recharge station, wherein the control circuit in causing the communication of the one or more instructions causes a wireless communication of a first instruction to the first motorized transport unit directing the first motorized transport unit to implement one or more physical movements through at least a portion of the shopping facility such that the first motorized transport unit approaches the available recharge station.

US Pat. No. 10,138,073

FEED UNIT

BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO ...

1. A feed unit comprising a guide member and a plurality of pushers arranged to push components along a path defined by the guide member for output from the feed unit, wherein the guide member comprises a separator arranged to separate the components into separate streams according to their orientation,wherein the path defined by the guide member splits into a first portion and second portion to separate the components into separate streams according to their orientation, and
wherein the first portion of the path is shaped to only accept components having a first orientation and the second portion of the path is shaped to only accept components having a second orientation.

US Pat. No. 10,138,062

ORDER FULFILLMENT SYSTEM WITH ROBOTIC BREAK PACK

Walmart Apollo, LLC, Ben...

15. An order fulfillment system, the system comprising:an order processing means for processing a product order placed by a consumer and for communicating product order information associated with the product order to an inventory management database configured to store the product order information;
a de-pallet station including means for unloading a first receptacle from a pallet and placing the first receptacle unloaded from the pallet onto a de-palletizer conveyor configured to transport the first receptacle unloaded from the pallet to a stocking station;
at least one stocking station including means for unloading at least one product from the first receptacle and for placing the at least one product unloaded from the first receptacle onto at least one storage shelf;
a first picking station including a means for picking a plurality of products including the first product from the at least one storage shelf and for loading the plurality of products including the first product picked from the at least one storage shelf into a second receptacle for delivery to a consumer;
an empty receptacle placement station including a means for placing an empty second receptacle onto a packing conveyor including a means for transporting the empty second receptacle toward the first picking station for loading of the plurality of products including the first product into the empty second receptacle;
an electronic inventory management device including a means for obtaining the product order information from the inventory management database and for transmitting a signal based on the product order information to at least one of the empty receptacle placement station and the first robotic picking arm, the means for obtaining the product order information being configured to analyze the product order information obtained from the inventory management database and to generate a product loading order, a product loading location, and a product loading orientation for products to be loaded into the second receptacle, wherein:
the first picking station is configured, in response to receipt of the signal from the electronic inventory management device, to cause the means for picking the plurality of products including the first product to place the plurality of products including the first product into the empty second receptacle in the product loading location and in the product loading orientation specified in the signal received by the first picking station from the electronic inventory management device; and
at least one placement verification station including a means for scanning the plurality of products including the first product after placement of the plurality of products including the first product into the second receptacle to confirm at least one of the following: that the plurality of products including the first product was ordered by the consumer, that the plurality of products including the first product was loaded into the second receptacle by the means for picking of the first picking station in the product loading location and in the product loading orientation specified in the signal received by the first picking station from the electronic inventory management device.

US Pat. No. 10,137,962

DERAILLEUR WITH DAMPER OF THE CHAIN GUIDE

Campagnolo S.r.l., Vicen...

1. A derailleur of a bicycle gearshift, comprising a fixed body adapted for being mounted on the bicycle, a mobile body associated in a moveable manner with the fixed body, a chain guide mounted in an angularly mobile manner on the mobile body about an axis (X) and adapted to engage a transmission chain, an elastic system between the chain guide and the mobile body to push the chain guide in a predetermined angular direction with respect to the mobile body so as to keep the transmission chain under tension, a damper, between the chain guide and the mobile body to brake angular movements of the chain guide with respect to the mobile body, wherein the damper comprises a first and a second variable volume chamber filled with a damping fluid and in connection with each other through a controlled fluid passage system, wherein the angular movement of the chain guide determines variations in an opposite direction of volume of the first and of the second chamber and consequently a fluid overflow between the first and the second chamber through the controlled fluid passage system, whereinthe damper comprises a dividing body in the mobile body coaxial to the axis (X), mechanically constrained so that each rotation of the dividing body about the axis (X) is accompanied by a translation of the dividing body along the axis (X) itself;
the dividing body is mechanically constrained to the chain guide so as to move together with it in the angular direction about the axis (X); and,
the two first and second chambers are formed in the mobile body, on opposite sides of the dividing body, and thus change volume in the opposite direction when the dividing body moves in the mobile body along the axis (X).

US Pat. No. 10,137,851

MEMS SENSOR AND A SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A MEMS sensor for measuring acceleration, said MEMS sensor comprising:a substrate;
an element frame;
a spring anchor;
a proof-mass; and
a spring,
wherein the element frame and the spring anchor are rigidly fixed to the substrate,
wherein one end of the spring is connected to the proof-mass and an opposite end of the spring is connected to the spring anchor,
wherein in a non-flexed state of the spring, a spring axis extends between the opposite ends of the spring,
wherein the proof-mass and the spring extend along a common plane, whereby the spring suspends the proof-mass to a rotary mode of motion in the common plane,
wherein the element frame comprises a rectangular form such that in the common plane, an outer surface of the element frame has four sides, of which two longitudinal sides run in parallel in a longitudinal direction, and two transversal sides run in parallel in a transversal direction, wherein the transversal direction is perpendicular to the longitudinal direction,
wherein the rectangular form of the element frame includes a first longitudinal side and a first transversal side, connected by a first vertex that is closest to the spring anchor, and
wherein the spring axis forms an acute angle with the first longitudinal side and with the first transversal side, the spring is flexural and bends when subjected to forces in the in-plane direction perpendicular to the spring axis, and the spring is rigid when subjected to forces in any other direction, thereby causing an inherent sensitivity for measuring accelerations in a range covering accelerations in the longitudinal direction and in the transversal direction,
and wherein the sensor further comprises one or more comb capacitors configured to measure the accelerations, wherein each comb capacitor includes a set of rotor comb fingers coupled to move with the proof-mass and a set of stator comb fingers rigidly fixed to the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,137,780

LED INDICATING DEVICE, IN PARTICULAR FOR A VEHICLE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER

Magneti Marelli S.p.A., ...

1. An LED indicating device, in particular for a vehicle instrument cluster, the device comprising:a plate comprising at least one light permeable portion, the light permeable portion having a rear surface;
a plurality of LED sources arranged in a position spaced apart from said rear surface;
a light guide comprising a body distinct from said plate and interposed between said LED sources and said rear surface;
a control unit acting to control the power supply to said LED sources;
said body having a first surface facing said LED sources and a second surface facing said rear surface and including:
a matrix made of a light impermeable material;
a plurality of light permeable elements, which are embedded in said matrix and continuously extend from said first surface to said second surface;wherein:said light permeable elements are embedded in said matrix in positions spaced apart from one another;
said second surface is spaced apart from said rear surface.

US Pat. No. 10,137,720

ILLUMINATED ASSEMBLY

1. An illuminated assembly comprising:a plurality of pages coupled to one another, each said page comprising:
a light-diffusing panel having a panel first surface opposite a panel second surface;
a first sheet having a first sheet front surface opposite a first sheet back surface, said first sheet back surface in overlapping engagement with said panel first surface;
at least one first sheet light transmission portion disposed within said first sheet, said first sheet light transmission portion communicating between said first sheet front and back surfaces; and
a light source operatively coupled to said light-diffusing panel, said light source in an activated condition provides light to said panel first surface;
wherein said light is transmitted from said panel first surface through said first sheet light transmission portion such that said light is viewable by a viewer of said first sheet front surface.

US Pat. No. 10,137,712

RECORDING DEVICE

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A recording device comprising:a recording unit configured and arranged to perform recording on a recording medium, the recording unit including a recording head and a platen that faces the recording head in a first direction and is configured to support the recording medium; and
a medium support unit arranged below the recording unit and configured and arranged to support the recording medium that is in a continuous form, the medium support unit being arranged so as to overlap the recording unit as viewed in the first direction while the medium support unit is positioned at a housing position, the medium support unit being configured and arranged to move, relative to the recording unit, along a second direction perpendicular to the first direction from the housing position, the medium support unit including
a platform which is configured to support the recording medium from below and on which the recording medium is configured to be placed, and
an up-down mechanism configured and arranged to move the platform upward in the first direction by the medium support unit being pulled from below the recording unit,
the up-down mechanism being configured and arranged to commence to move the platform upward in the first direction after the medium support unit commences to move in the second direction relative to the recording unit during pulling of the medium support unit.

US Pat. No. 10,137,687

PRINTING APPARATUS AND METHODS OF PRODUCING SUCH A DEVICE

HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPME...

1. A printhead die, comprising:a first resistor to cause fluid to be ejected from a first fluid chamber out of a first nozzle;
a second resistor to cause fluid to be ejected from a second fluid chamber out of a second nozzle;
a first cavitation plate covering the first resistor;
a second cavitation plate covering the second resistor, the first cavitation plate spaced from the second cavitation plate;
a first adhesive layer overlying the first cavitation plate;
a second adhesive layer overlying the second cavitation plate, the first adhesive layer spaced apart from the second adhesive layer; and
a protective layer between the first and second fluid chambers and the first and second adhesive layers.

US Pat. No. 10,137,620

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SANDWICH MOLDED PRODUCT, INJECTION MOLDING MACHINE, AND SANDWICH MOLDED PRODUCT

UBE MACHINERY CORPORATION...

1. A method of manufacturing a sandwich molded product, the method employing at least two molds capable of forming a mold cavity to mold the sandwich molded product, the method comprising:a base layer molding step that injection-fills the mold cavity with a base layer resin to mold a base layer;
a first expansion step that causes the volume of the mold cavity to expand to a specified quantity such that a certain space is formed between an outer surface of the base layer molded by the base layer molding step and an inner surface of the mold;
a first injection-filling step that injection-fills the space formed by the first expansion step with a first resin which is a foamable resin to fill the space with the first resin;
a second expansion step that, after the start of the first injection-filling step, causes the mold cavity to expand to a specified quantity such that the space is further expanded, thereby foaming the first resin and molding a foam molded product which has a skin layer and a foamed layer formed within the skin layer; and
a second injection-filling step that, after completion of the first injection-filling step and after the completion of the second expansion step, injection-fills a second resin into the foamed layer of the foam molded product by penetrating the skin layer.

US Pat. No. 10,137,507

HOLE CUTTER WITH MULTIPLE FULCRUMS

IRWIN INDUSTRIAL TOOL COM...

12. A hole cutter comprising:a substantially cylindrical blade body comprising a first end and a distal second end, the first end defining a cutting edge and the second end defining a non-working end;
a first elongated aperture formed through the blade body, wherein the blade body defines within the first elongated aperture a first plurality of fulcrums comprising:
a first fulcrum axially spaced a first distance from the cutting edge; and
a second fulcrum axially spaced a second distance from the cutting edge greater than the first distance; and
a second elongated aperture formed through the blade body, wherein the blade body defines within the second elongated aperture a second plurality of fulcrums comprising:
a third fulcrum axially spaced a third distance from the cutting edge; and
a fourth fulcrum axially spaced a fourth distance from the cutting edge greater than the third distance,
wherein the first distance of the first fulcrum to the cutting edge is different than the third distance of the third fulcrum to the cutting edge.

US Pat. No. 10,137,460

DRIVE MODULE AND ITS USES, A FLOTATION PLANT AND A METHOD OF CHANGING OF THE DRIVE MODULE

OUTOTEC (FINLAND) OY, Es...

1. A drive module selectively detachable from flotation tanks of a flotation plant, wherein the drive module is a self-supporting structure being transferable and hoistable as an integral entity, the drive module comprising:a self-supporting framework having a shape of a rectangular parallelepiped, the self-supporting framework defining an inner space within the self-supporting framework, and
at least two drive units, the at least two drive units being supported to the self-supporting framework in the inner space of the self-supporting framework, each of the at least two drive units including a drive shaft having a connection flange supported thereon, wherein the connection flange of each of the at least two drive units is located at the bottom of the inner space and is connectable to an external rotatable shaft for the rotation of the rotatable shaft, the rotatable shaft being located outside the drive module.

US Pat. No. 10,137,442

CATALYST FOR PYROLYSIS OF FEEDSTOCK

BASF CORPORATION, Florha...

1. A method for producing monoaromatic products from a feedstock containing oxygen-containing polymers, the method comprising:assessing an oxygen content of said feedstock;
reacting said feedstock with a catalyst blend comprising:
about 40-85 wt % of a zeolite cracking catalyst comprising a mixture of at least one large pore zeolite and at least one small pore zeolite in a ratio of 5:1 to 1:5;
about 4-40 wt % of a heterogeneous transition metal water-gas shift catalyst comprising at least one metal oxide and a support that is optionally promoted; and
optionally about 3-20 wt % of at least one hydrogenation catalyst in one step or single stage; and
recovering said monoaromatic products.

US Pat. No. 10,137,414

DIESEL OXIDATION CATALYST AND USE THEREOF IN DIESEL AND ADVANCED COMBUSTION DIESEL ENGINE SYSTEMS

BASF Corporation, Florha...

1. An oxidation catalyst composite for abatement of exhaust gas emissions from an engine comprising:a carrier substrate having a length, an inlet end and an outlet end, a diesel oxidation catalyst catalytic material on the carrier, the diesel oxidation catalyst catalytic material including a first washcoat layer and a second washcoat layer,
the first washcoat layer comprising a palladium (Pd) component supported by a first refractory metal oxide support including cerium, the first washcoat layer being substantially free of a molecular sieve and being substantially free of barium, lanthanum, and platinum; and
the second washcoat layer comprising a second refractory oxide support, a platinum component and a molecular sieve, the second washcoat layer being substantially free of palladium and being substantially free of barium and lanthanum.

US Pat. No. 10,137,359

PLAYING CARD SHUFFLERS AND RELATED METHODS

Bally Gaming, Inc., Las ...

1. A method of shuffling cards, comprising:providing a set of cards to be shuffled on a support surface such that an edge of each card is supported by the support surface, the support surface having a slot therethrough sized to enable only one card to drop through the slot at a time;
randomly positioning a support structure such that only a first card of the set of cards drops through the slot and stops on a card stop beneath the support surface such that the first card partially remains in the slot, wherein a trailing edge of the first card is positioned such that other cards of the set of cards can slide over the slot but no additional card can enter the slot, wherein the support structure is positionable on first and second sides of the set of cards to be shuffled;
randomly positioning the support structure to move the set of cards laterally across the support surface and to align a randomly selected second card with the slot; and
removing the first card from the card stop to allow the second card to drop through the slot and contact the card stop beneath the support surface such that the second card partially remains in the slot, wherein a trailing edge of the second card is positioned such that other cards of the set of cards can slide over the slot but no additional card can enter the slot.

US Pat. No. 10,137,306

MATERIALS, DEVICES AND SYSTEMS FOR PIEZOELECTRIC ENERGY HARVESTING AND STORAGE

The Arizona Board of Rege...

1. A system for providing energy to a device or machine comprising a stack of layers of mechanical energy harvesting materials and one or more rectifiers, filters, and/or batteries,wherein the stack comprises a first layer of mechanical energy harvesting materials below a second layer of mechanical energy harvesting materials,
wherein each layer comprises a group of mechanical energy harvesting materials, wherein the mechanical energy harvesting materials in each group are connected in parallel,
wherein each mechanical energy harvesting material comprises a flexible substrate, wherein the flexible substrate has a Young's modulus of about 0.01 to 5.0 GPa, and a plurality of piezoelectric elements,
wherein the piezoelectric elements are in the form of ribbons, wherein each ribbon is located between a first and a second electrode, wherein the first and second electrodes are parallel to the surface of the ribbon, wherein each ribbon has a thickness, a width and a length, and wherein the piezoelectric elements are located in and/or on the flexible substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,137,301

MULTI-CARRIER PROCESSING IN AUDITORY PROSTHETIC DEVICES

Ohio State Innovation Fou...

1. A method for multi-carrier processing in an auditory prosthetic device, comprising:receiving an audio signal comprising multiple signals, each signal produced by an independent source;
identifying at least a first signal and a second signal in the received audio signal;
dividing the first signal into one or more frequency bands;
dividing the second signal into the one or more frequency bands, wherein the one or more frequency bands include a matching frequency band that is the same for both the first and second signals;
generating a first carrier signal and a second carrier signal for the matching frequency band;
dynamically adjusting an amplitude of the first carrier signal based on the first signal in the matching frequency band or a signal envelope associated with the first signal in the matching frequency band;
dynamically adjusting an amplitude of the second carrier signal based on the second signal in the matching frequency band or a signal envelope associated with the second signal in the matching frequency band;
adding the amplitude-adjusted first and second carrier signals associated with the matching frequency band; and
delivering the summed amplitude-adjusted first and second carrier signals associated with the matching frequency band to at least one electrode associated with an auditory prosthetic device.

US Pat. No. 10,137,042

TRAVELLING APPARATUS

THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO, ...

1. A travelling apparatus comprising:a first wheel, the first wheel being a driving wheel;
a vehicle body;
a first linear motion actuator configured to be extendable and retractable and couple the first wheel to the vehicle body;
a second wheel configured to be disposed at a back of the first wheel;
a second linear motion actuator configured to be extendable and retractable and couple the second wheel to the vehicle body;
a third wheel configured to be disposed at a back of the second wheel;
a first link configured to couple the second wheel to the third wheel;
a second link configured to couple the first link to the vehicle body; and
an actuator configured to change an angle between the vehicle body and the second link,
wherein the second wheel and the third wheel are non-driven wheels.

US Pat. No. 10,136,970

SYSTEM, DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR DENTAL INTRAORAL SCANNING

DENTLYTEC G.P.L.LTD, Tel...

1. A method of imaging a tooth comprising:providing an intraoral scanner including a head portion having a shadow casting object, a light emitter, and an imager having known relative positions; wherein said head portion is sized and shaped to fit into a mouth of a subject;
moving said head portion around a perimeter of a tooth to scan a plurality of portions of an exterior surface of the tooth, wherein for each portion of said plurality of portions of said tooth, scanning comprises:
illuminating said portion of the tooth with said light emitter;
casting a shadow on said portion of the tooth by positioning said shadow casting object between said light emitter and said tooth;
imaging said portion of the tooth, including at least a part of said shadow, to produce one or more respective images of light collected from said portion of the tooth including at least two points on said portion of the tooth;
determining a pose of said imager from each of said one or more images;
deriving a position of a said light emitter and said shadow casting object from said pose of said imager and said known relative positions;
identifying a 3D orientation of a ray of illumination from the light emitter intersecting said shadow casting object and defining an edge of the shadow based on said pose of said imager and said known relative positions; and
ascertaining a 3D location of each of said two points from said 3D location of said intersection, a location of said shadow in said image and a location of each of said two points in said image.

US Pat. No. 10,136,951

SYSTEMS, METHODS, APPARATUSES, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIA FOR IMAGE GUIDED SURGERY

InnerOptic Technology, In...

1. A method of displaying a perspective view of an image, the method comprising:receiving emplacement data associated with a physical medical device;
determining an emplacement of a medical image slice based at least in part on the emplacement data;
determining a perspective view of the medical image slice in a virtual 3D space based at least in part on a relative orientation of the physical medical device with respect to an expected location of a user, wherein the expected location of the user is a fixed location in front of one or more displays; and
causing the one or more displays to display in real-time the perspective view of the medical image slice in the virtual 3D space.

US Pat. No. 10,136,945

ABLATION CATHETER WITH LIGHT-BASED CONTACT SENSORS

BIOSENSE WEBSTER (ISRAEL)...

1. A catheter, comprising:an elongated body;
an expandable element at a distal end of the elongated body;
at least one electrode disposed on the expandable body;
at least one contact sensor disposed on the expandable element and adjacent to the at least one electrode;
at least one light emitting element electrically connected to the contact sensor; and
a light sensor, the light sensor configured to receive a light signal from the at least one light emitting element.

US Pat. No. 10,136,906

CATHETER WITH OCCLUDING CUFF

Covidien LP, Mansfield, ...

1. A catheter for use in a medical procedure, the catheter comprising:an elongate member defining a longitudinal axis; and
a sealing member supported by the elongate member, the sealing member including a frame comprising an interior side facing towards the elongate member and an exterior side facing away from the elongate member, and a membrane positioned on the interior side of the frame, wherein the membrane is fixed to the elongate member and extends continuously around an outer perimeter of the elongate member in a direction transverse to the longitudinal axis, the sealing member being repositionable, while the membrane is fixed to the elongate member, between a first position, wherein a portion of the membrane is separated from the interior side of the frame to permit fluid flow through the sealing member, and a second position, wherein the membrane sealingly engages the interior side of the frame to prevent fluid flow through the sealing member.

US Pat. No. 10,136,863

X-RAY-OPTIMIZED DEVICE FOR SUPPORTING A PATIENT

MAQUET GMBH, Rastatt (DE...

1. An apparatus for supporting a patient, comprising:a first structural member having a first end portion and a second end portion, the second end portion of the first structural member being attached to an operating table;
a second structural member having a first end portion and a second end portion, the second end portion of the second structural member being attached to the operating table;
a first connecting member that connects the first end of the first structural member to the first end of the second structural member, the first structural member being disposed at a predetermined distance from the second structural member;
a first support member supported exclusively on the first structural member, the first support member configured to support a body part of the patient; and
a second support member supported exclusively on the second structural member;
wherein the first support member comprises a mounting assembly and is configured to be reversibly locked onto the first structural member, and when not locked is displaceable along the first structural member along a lengthwise direction of the first structural member;
wherein the second support member comprises a mounting assembly and is configured to be reversibly locked onto the second structural member, and when not locked is displaceable along the second structural member along a lengthwise direction of the second structural member independent of the positioning of the first support member on the first structural member;
wherein the first support member comprises a first support pad and a first height adjustment assembly for varying the height of the first support pad with respect to the first structural member when the first support member is mounted to the first structural member;
wherein the second support member comprises a second support pad and a second height adjustment assembly for varying the height of the second support pad with respect to the second structural member when the second support member is mounted to the second structural member;
wherein the first support member and the second support member are spaced apart from one another, a material-free x-ray area being formed between the first support member and the second support member.

US Pat. No. 10,136,831

SWEAT SENSING WITH CHRONOLOGICAL ASSURANCE

University Of Cincinnati,...

1. A sweat sensor device capable of continuous monitoring and chronological assurance comprising:one or more sweat sensors adapted to detect a specific solute in sweat and to obtain measurements of said solute in sweat over at least a first time period and a second time period;
a sweat sampling volume between a sampling site on skin and said one or more sweat sensors, said sweat sampling volume at least in part determining a sweat sampling rate; and
electronics adapted to correlate said sweat sampling rate with said measurements from said one or more sensors to provide a chronological assurance of the effective rate at which newly originated sweat reaches said one or more sweat sensors during the first and second time periods.

US Pat. No. 10,136,799

ENDOSCOPIC SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND METHODS

Bio-Medical Engineering (...

1. An endoscopic system comprising:an outer assembly, the outer assembly formed as an elongated body and having:
a proximal end;
a distal end;
a first outer pressure cavity provided through the outer assembly between the proximal and distal ends of the outer assembly;
a second outer pressure cavity provided through the outer assembly between the proximal and distal ends of the outer assembly;
a main cavity provided through the outer assembly between the proximal and distal ends of the outer assembly; and
an outer anchor assembly provided at the distal end of the outer assembly, the outer anchor assembly including:
a first expandable member connected to the first outer pressure cavity and configurable to expand radially outwards upon receiving a positive pressure from the first outer pressure cavity; and
a first outer pressure opening connected to the second outer pressure cavity, the first outer pressure opening provided adjacent to the first expandable member, the first outer pressure opening selectively configurable to transition between applying a negative pressure and applying a positive pressure; and
a main assembly, the main assembly formed as an elongated body and having at least a portion of its elongated body housed in the main cavity of the outer assembly, the main assembly having:
a proximal end;
a distal end;
a first main pressure cavity provided through the main assembly between the proximal and distal ends of the main assembly;
a second main pressure cavity provided through the main assembly between the proximal and distal ends of the main assembly;
a plurality of movement cavities provided through the main assembly between the proximal and distal ends of the main assembly in such a way that the plurality of movement cavities are spaced around a center line axis formed by the elongated body of the main assembly;
a navigation section formed at the distal end of the main assembly, the navigation section having:
an instrument;
a second expandable member connected to the first main pressure cavity and configurable to expand radially outwards upon receiving a positive pressure from the first main pressure cavity;
a bendable section having a plurality of subsections, including a most distal subsection at a distal end of the bendable section and a most proximal subsection at a proximal end of the bendable section, the plurality of subsections connected in a linear arrangement, each subsection pivotally moveable relative to an adjacent subsection, each subsection having a plurality of openings provided around its center;
an extendible section having a proximal end and a distal end;
a first main pressure opening connected to the second main pressure cavity, the first main pressure opening selectively configurable to transition between applying a negative pressure and applying a positive pressure, the extendible section configured to extend and contract to change a distance between the proximal end and the distal end of the extendible section and to change a distance between the first main pressure opening and the distal end of the main assembly; and
a plurality of tendon members, each tendon member housed in one of the movement cavities, each tendon member having a length greater than a length of the outer assembly;
wherein each tendon member extends through one of the subsection openings of the most proximal subsection, wherein a distal end of each tendon member is in communication with a location of the most distal subsection that is aligned to the subsection opening of the most proximal subsection that received the tendon member, and wherein at least a distal end of the bendable section is configurable to bend when a force is applied to one of the tendon members.
US Pat. No. 10,138,388

POLYMERS FOR INKJET INK COMPOSITIONS

Cabot Corporation, Bosto...

1. A composition comprising:at least one pigment;
a liquid vehicle; and
at least one polymer comprising first monomers selected from ethylenically unsaturated hydrophobic monomers, and second monomers selected from maleic anhydride, maleic acid, and salts, esters, imides, and amides thereof,
wherein a portion of the second monomers are functionalized with at least one organic group having a calcium index value greater than or equal to a calcium index value of phenylphosphonic acid, and
wherein the at least one polymer is crosslinked via at least one linkage selected from amide, imide, ether, thioether, and ester linkages.
US Pat. No. 10,137,142

TOPICAL PHARMACEUTICAL FORMULATIONS CONTAINING A LOW CONCENTRATION OF BENZOYL PEROXIDE IN SUSPENSION IN WATER AND A WATER-MISCIBLE ORGANIC SOLVENT

Dow Pharmaceutical Scienc...

1. An aqueous formulation for topical application to the skin comprising about 3.75% w/w benzoyl peroxide, about 5.0% w/w propylene glycol, about 1.2% w/w clindamycin phosphate, about 1.75% w/w carboxyvinyl polymer gelling agent and about 87.8% w/w water.
US Pat. No. 10,137,162

GASTROPROTECTIVE EXTRACTS OF SONCHUS OLERACEUS L.

King Saud University, Ri...

1. A method of producing gastroprotective extracts of Sonchus (S.) oleraceus L., comprising the steps of:selecting a source material consisting of S. oleraceus L. roots;
grinding the source material into a powder to produce 500 grams of powder;
extracting the powder by percolation in 2 liters of 95% aqueous ethanol for 2 days at room temperature to produce an ethanol extract;
concentrating the ethanol extract in a rotary evaporator at a temperature of less than 25° C. to form a residue;
suspending the residue in distilled water until it is dissolved;
filtering the dissolved residue to produce an aqueous filtrate;
collecting any lipoidal matter trapped on a filter;
further extracting a portion of the aqueous filtrate to exhaustion in chloroform;
drying the chloroform extracts at a temperature less than 20° C.;
further extracting the aqueous filtrate to exhaustion with n-butanol; and
drying the n-butanol extracts at a temperature less than 35° C.; recovering the gastroprotective extracts of S. oleraceus L.

US Pat. No. 10,143,054

LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE DRIVER

DAZZO TECHONOLOGY CORPORA...

1. A light-emitting diode (LED) driver, for driving a plurality of LED strings, the LED driver comprising:a dimming control circuit, for receiving a pulse width modulation (PWM) signal and a clock signal and outputting a dimming signal and a sampling signal, wherein a turn-on time of the sampling signal at high-level is shorter than a clock cycle of the clock signal;
a first error amplifier, coupled to the dimming control circuit, for receiving a feedback voltage, a reference voltage and the dimming signal respectively and outputting a compensating voltage;
a second error amplifier, coupled to the first error amplifier, for receiving the compensating voltage and a ramp signal respectively and outputting a pulse voltage;
a driving controller, coupled to the dimming control circuit and the second error amplifier, for receiving the dimming signal and the pulse voltage respectively and outputting a control signal;
an output stage, coupled to the driving controller, a first terminal of the plurality of LED strings, an input voltage and a ground terminal respectively, for receiving the control signal and the input voltage and generating an output voltage to the plurality of LED strings, wherein a plurality of LED currents flows from the first terminal of the plurality of LED strings to a second terminal of the plurality of LED strings respectively;
a minimum voltage selecting unit, coupled to the second terminal of the plurality of LED strings, for sensing a plurality of LED voltages at the second terminal of the plurality of LED strings and selecting a minimum LED voltage from the plurality of LED voltages; and
a switch unit, coupled to the dimming control circuit, the first error amplifier and the minimum voltage selecting unit respectively and controlled by the sampling signal, for selectively conducting the minimum voltage selecting unit and the first error amplifier, so that the first error amplifier receiving the minimum LED voltage from the minimum voltage selecting unit.

US Pat. No. 10,143,050

LED DRIVER, LIGHTING SYSTEM USING THE DRIVER AND DRIVING METHOD

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A controller adapted to control a dimmable light source, wherein the controller comprises an input adapted to receive a second dimming level, which is different to a first dimming level to which the light source is set and an output for providing control commands to the light source to control the brightness level over time,wherein the controller is adapted to:
set a fade time over which the light source is to be controlled to adjust the light source output from the first dimming level to the second dimming level, wherein the fade time is selected in dependence on both the difference between the first and second dimming levels and the absolute value of at least one of the first and second dimming levels; and adapted to control the light source to adjust the dimming level over the course of the set fade time.

US Pat. No. 10,143,042

HEATING DEVICE

NICHIAS CORPORATION, Tok...

1. A heating device comprising:a heater; and
a support member that supports the heater and comprises bio-soluble inorganic fibers,
wherein the bio-soluble inorganic fibers are Mg silicate fibers having the following composition or Ca silicate fibers having the following composition:
[Mg silicate fibers]
SiO2: 66 to 82 wt %
CaO: 1 to 9 wt %
MgO: 10 to 30 wt %
Al2O3: 3 wt % or less
Other oxides: less than 2 wt %
[Ca silicate fibers]
SiO2: 66 to 82 wt %
CaO: 10 to 34 wt %
MgO: 3 wt % or less
Al2O3: 5 wt % or less
Other oxides: less than 2 wt %
wherein the heating device comprises any coating of the following configurations (1) to (3); and due to the coating, the bio-soluble inorganic fibers do not contact directly the heater or the contact of the bio-soluble inorganic fibers with the heater is reduced compared with a heater without the coating:(1) at least surfaces of the support member that contact the heater are coated;(2) bio-soluble inorganic fibers that are present on at least surfaces of the support member that contact the heater are coated; and(3) the heater is coated.

US Pat. No. 10,143,037

MILLIMETER WAVE WIRELESS SYSTEMS USING LICENSED AND UNLICENSED FREQUENCY SPECTRUM

Phazr, Inc., Allen, TX (...

1. A radio base station, comprising: a transmitter configured to transmit in the downlink direction a first millimeter wave band signal in a licensed frequency spectrum at a high transmit equivalent isotropically radiated power (EIRP), the transmitter comprising: a first signal processing circuit configured to generate the first millimeter wave band signal: a power amplifier configured to amplify the first millimeter wave band signal; a high gain transmit antenna array configured to transmit the first millimeter wave band signal; a receiver configured to receive from the uplink direction a second millimeter wave band signal in an unlicensed frequency spectrum at a high receive gain, the receiver comprising: a high receive gain antenna array configured to receive the second millimeter wave band signal; a low noise amplifier configured to amplify the second millimeter wave band signal; a second signal processing circuit configured to process the second millimeter wave band signal.

US Pat. No. 10,143,034

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF MANAGING STORED SYSTEM INFORMATION USING VALIDLY TIMER WHEN APPLYING DISCONTINUOUS RECEPTION MODE IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving system information from a base station;
identifying whether validity time information is included in the system information;
determining a validity time as a first time when the validity time information is included in the system information;
determining a validity time as a second time different from the first time when the validity time information is not included in the system information; and
determining the system information is valid or not based on the determined validity time.

US Pat. No. 10,143,032

CONTENTION-BASED DATA TRANSMISSION

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A user device for a wireless communication system, the user device comprising:a transceiver;
a memory having processor-executable instructions stored thereon; and
a processor, configured to execute the processor-executable instructions to facilitate:
receiving an assigned Radio Network Temporary Identifier (RNTI) from a radio communication network, wherein the assigned RNTI is valid for a plurality of network nodes of the radio communication network and associated with a common data channel for contention based data transmission of the radio communication network, and wherein the assigned RNTI is uniquely assigned to the user device with respect to the plurality of network nodes for use in the common data channel; and
transmitting data to or receiving data from the radio communication network on the common data channel using the assigned RNTI;
wherein the plurality of network nodes are base stations.

US Pat. No. 10,143,027

DEVICE SELECTION FOR ROUTING OF COMMUNICATIONS

AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC....

1. A computing system, comprising:one or more processors; and
memory including computer instructions that, upon execution by the one or more processors, cause the computing system to:
receive, from a first device, first data representing a first verbal instruction to establish a first phone call with a first entity;
determine, using first information associated with a first mobile telephone, that the first entity corresponds to the first mobile telephone;
cause the first device to establish a first point-to-point wireless connection with the first mobile telephone;
cause the first mobile telephone to establish a first communication session for the first phone call with the first entity;
receive second data representing a second verbal instruction to establish a second phone call with a second entity;
determine, using second information associated with a second mobile telephone, that the second entity corresponds to the second mobile telephone; and
cause the second mobile telephone to establish a second communication session for the second phone call with the second entity.

US Pat. No. 10,143,019

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SIGNALING BETWEEN ENBS IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM SUPPORTING DUAL CONNECTIVITY

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for signaling between eNBs in a wireless communication system that support Dual Connectivity, comprising:transmitting, by a first eNB, an RRC connection reconfiguration message for transmission of a measurement report to a terminal;
receiving the measurement report from the terminal, when a reporting event occurs;
transmitting, by a first eNB, an eNB CONFIGURATION TRANSFER message for requesting a first TNL (transport network layer) address of a second eNB for Dual Connectivity to a MME (Mobility Management Entity),
wherein the eNB CONFIGURATION TRANSFER message includes a first ID for identifying the first eNB and a second ID for identifying the second eNB;
receiving, by the first eNB, a MME eNB CONFIGURATION TRANSFER message including the first TNL address from the MME;
transmitting, by the first eNB, an X2 SETUP REQUEST message for initiating X2 setup procedure to the second eNB;
receiving, by the first eNB, an X2 SETUP RESPONSE message from the second eNB in response to an X2 SETUP REQUEST message; and
transmitting and receiving, by the first eNB, signaling for the Dual Connectivity with the second eNB, if the second eNB supports the Dual Connectivity,
wherein the MME eNB CONFIGURATION TRANSFER message or the X2 SETUP RESPONSE message includes a first indication indicating whether the second eNB supports the Dual Connectivity function.

US Pat. No. 10,143,018

COMPUTING DEVICE WITH WIRELESS NETWORK SELECTION FEATURE

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:transmitting, by a computing device, data over a first wireless connection with a first wireless access point during a data communication session;
detecting, by the computing device, a wireless signal from a second wireless access point while the computing device is transmitting data over the first wireless connection with the first wireless access point during the data communication session;
in response to detecting the wireless signal from the second wireless access point, determining, by the computing device, whether an account of the computing device is currently running or is likely to run a deficit relative to a budget, wherein the budget corresponds to an amount of data that is available for transmission over a period of time;
in response to detecting the wireless signal from the second wireless access point, determining, by the computing device, whether an estimated level of data packet loss for the second wireless access point is greater than or equal to a threshold level of data packet loss, wherein the estimated level of data packet loss being greater than or equal to the threshold level of data packet loss indicates that a second wireless connection with the second wireless access point has at least a threshold likelihood of being a low quality connection;
based on (i) when the estimated level of data packet loss is determined to be greater than or equal to the threshold level of data packet loss and (ii) whether the account of the computing device is currently running or is likely to run the deficit relative to the budget, determining, by the computing device, that the computing device should switch from the first wireless connection with the first wireless access point to the second wireless connection with the second wireless access point; and
establishing, by the computing device, the second wireless connection as a result of the determining that the computing device should switch from transmitting data over the first wireless connection with the first wireless access point to the second wireless connection with the second wireless access point.

US Pat. No. 10,143,010

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A wireless communication device comprising:circuitry configured to:
perform wireless communication with another device;
compare a first carrier sense level with a second carrier sense level, wherein the first carrier sense level is associated with a first set of communication devices that are configured to dynamically change the first carrier sense level, wherein the second carrier sense level is associated with a second set of communication devices where the second carrier sense level is fixed as a default level, and wherein each one of the first carrier sense level and the second carrier sense level indicates a respective threshold for measured reception power; and
control a parameter associated with the wireless communication to transmit data based on the comparison result between the first carrier sense level and the second carrier sense level.

US Pat. No. 10,142,999

RESOURCE SELECTION IN DEVICE TO DEVICE COMMUNICATION

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A device-to-device, D2D, communication circuitry, for use in a device of a wireless communication network, the device being configured to transmit and receive device-to-device communications, the circuitry comprising:synchronization establishing circuitry to acquire radio resource synchronization and to establish a time-frequency resource grid for a D2D communication, the time-frequency resource grid having a plurality of resource units for allocation to a D2D connection;
signal metric evaluation circuitry to evaluate signal metrics of resource units of the plurality of resource units when the time-frequency resource grid has been established; and
radio resource selection circuitry to compare the signal metrics to a lower threshold value and an upper threshold value, and select a time resource of the time-frequency resource grid for allocation to the D2D communication based on said comparison of the signal metrics to the lower threshold value and the upper threshold value,
wherein the radio resource selection circuitry is to select the time resource by selecting from at least a subset of time resources of the time-frequency resource grid currently available for allocation to a new D2D transmission, the time resource being select to minimize a number of constituent resource units for which the signal metric is evaluated to lie between the lower threshold value and the upper threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,142,989

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR GRAPHICALLY INDICATING STATION EFFICIENCY AND PSEUDO-DYNAMIC ERROR VECTOR MAGNITUDE INFORMATION FOR A NETWORK OF WIRELESS STATIONS

Ubiquiti Networks, Inc., ...

1. A method of optimizing channel selection for an access point wirelessly connected to one or more stations, the method comprising:collecting, in the access point, 24 hours or longer worth of historical frequency spectral information;
collecting, in the access point, usage data for the one or more stations wirelessly connected to the access point;
determining a ranking of spectral efficiency, in bits per second per channel width, for a plurality of frequency channels based on the collected 24 hours or longer worth of historical frequency spectral information and the usage data, wherein for each channel of the plurality of frequency channels, the spectral efficiency corresponds to a data rate for the channel divided by the channel width, wherein determining the ranking of spectral efficiency further comprises determining the data rate for each channel of the plurality of frequency channels as an average or minimum data rate from the collected spectral information and from the collected usage data, wherein the usage data comprises a signal strength;
automatically selecting a top-ranked frequency channel based on the determined ranking; and
using the top-ranked frequency channel to wirelessly communicate between the access point and the one or more stations.

US Pat. No. 10,142,984

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR SUBFRAME INTERLACING IN HETEROGENEOUS NETWORKS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communications, comprising:receiving information relating to a subframe resource interlace allocation of a first downlink (DL) resource from a first base station;
receiving signaling from the first base station during at least one subframe associated with the subframe resource interlace allocation;
determining a signal metric associated with the signaling, wherein the first DL resource is time-division orthogonal to a second DL resource allocated to a second base station; and
transmitting the signal metric to the first base station;
wherein a base station type of the first base station is one of a first power class macrocell base station, a second power class macrocell base station, a femtocell base station, or a picocell base station, and the base station type of the first base station is different from a base station type of the second base station.

US Pat. No. 10,142,983

LICENSED ASSISTED ACCESS NETWORK SYSTEM

Institute For Information...

1. A first base station for a licensed assisted access (LAA) network system, the LAA network system further comprising a mobile station, and the first base station comprising:a transceiver; and
a processor;
wherein:
the transceiver receives first available unlicensed channel group information from the mobile station, wherein the first available unlicensed channel group information is generated by the mobile station through determining a use status of an unlicensed band;
the processor selects a first unlicensed channel according to the first available unlicensed channel group information;
the processor initializes a communication schedule assessment procedure with the mobile station through the first unlicensed channel and via the transceiver;
the transceiver receives second available unlicensed channel group information from the mobile station, wherein the second available unlicensed channel group information is generated by the mobile station according to a use status of the unlicensed band after the mobile station determines that the communication schedule assessment procedure fails;
the processor selects a second unlicensed channel according to the second available unlicensed channel group information; and
the processor initializes the communication schedule assessment procedure with the mobile station through the second unlicensed channel and via the transceiver.

US Pat. No. 10,142,982

DATA SENDING AND RECEIVING METHOD AND DATA SENDING AND RECEIVING END

1. A data receiving method, comprising:a receiving end receiving a plurality of subframes transmitted by a transmitting end;
the receiving end determining time-frequency resources onto which a plurality of transport blocks are mapped in the plurality of subframes; and
the receiving end jointly demodulating a plurality of transport blocks in the time-frequency resources;
wherein the receiving end jointly demodulating a plurality of transport blocks in the time-frequency resources comprises:
demodulating a first transport block, demodulating data of a first transport block in M transport blocks as a predetermined demodulation order according to a channel frequency domain response of a pilot signal, wherein M is positive integer which is greater than or equal to 2;
calculating a channel frequency domain response, coding and modulating demodulated data of a current transport block, obtaining a channel frequency domain response corresponding to data in the transport block by channel estimation;
demodulating subsequent transport blocks, demodulating data of a next transport block by using the obtained channel frequency domain response; and
calculating the channel frequency domain response and demodulating the subsequent transport blocks repeatedly until all transport blocks have been demodulated.

US Pat. No. 10,142,977

METHOD FOR RECEIVING DOWNLINK CONTROL CHANNEL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM APPLYING CARRIER AGGREGATION TECHNIQUE, AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of detecting a downlink control channel by a user equipment in DRX (discontinuous reception) mode in a carrier aggregation applied wireless communication system, comprising:configuring downlink control channel detection subframes in a secondary cell based on a specific uplink/downlink subframe configuration for a TDD (time division duplex) primary cell;
detecting the downlink control channel from the downlink control channel detection subframes when a preset DRX related timer defined by a subframe number unit is operating; and
receiving a downlink data channel based on the detected downlink control channel,
wherein the downlink control channel detection subframes comprise subframes on the secondary cell matching locations of downlink subframes on the specific uplink/downlink subframe configuration or locations of special subframes including a downlink resource over a preset length,
wherein the specific uplink/downlink subframe configuration is an SIB1 (system information block1) uplink/downlink subframe configuration if a detection of information on an uplink/downlink subframe configuration is not successful, and
wherein the specific uplink/downlink subframe configuration is a detected uplink/downlink subframe configuration if the detection of the information on the uplink/downlink subframe configuration is successful.

US Pat. No. 10,142,969

HARQ-ACK SIGNAL TRANSMISSION IN RESPONSE TO DETECTION OF CONTROL CHANNEL TYPE IN CASE OF MULTIPLE CONTROL CHANNEL TYPES

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for wireless communications, the method comprising:transmitting configuration information comprising a resource start offset and information for a transmission type of an enhanced physical downlink control channel (EPDCCH);
transmitting, to a user equipment (UE), downlink control information (DCI) using at least one antenna port of a base station on the EPDCCH using at least one of control channel elements (CCEs);
determining a resource of a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) based on a first CCE of the at least one of the CCEs. information in the DCI, and the resource start offset in the configuration information, in response to the transmission type of the EPDCCH being distributed transmission; and
receiving a hybrid automatic repeat request acknowledgement (HARQ-ACK) signal on the determined resource.

US Pat. No. 10,142,967

METHOD OF HANDLING RADIO RESOURCE

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A method of handling radio resource for a first communication device in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting at least one notification frame to a second communication device, to indicate a radio resource rearrangement;
applying the radio resource rearrangement;
determining at least one radio resource threshold according to the radio resource rearrangement;
receiving a packet from the second communication device and determining whether the second communication device applies the radio resource rearrangement according to the received packet and the at least one radio resource threshold; and
performing a specific operation when determining the second communication device does not apply the radio resource rearrangement, to communicate with the second communication device via the rearranged radio resources;
wherein the step of receiving the packet from the second communication device and determining whether the second communication device applies the radio resource rearrangement according to the received packet and the at least one radio resource threshold comprises:
decoding a physical layer header of the received packet, to acquire identification information;
identifying the packet when the identification information matches an identification of the first communication device; and
determining whether the second communication device applies the radio resource rearrangement according to the identified packet and the at least one radio resource threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,142,964

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SIGNALLING RESOURCE ALLOCATION INFORMATION IN AN ASYMMETRIC MULTICARRIER COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of signaling resource allocation information in a multicarrier communication system, the method comprising:allocating resources in a downlink allocation interval for a secondary downlink carrier and an uplink allocation interval for a secondary uplink carrier, wherein the downlink allocation interval is included in a part of a first subframe and a part of a second subframe on the secondary downlink carrier and starts at a first predefined offset after a start time of a subframe on a primary downlink carrier, wherein the uplink allocation interval is included in a part of a third subframe and a part of a fourth subframe on the secondary uplink carrier and starts at a second predefined offset after the start time of the subframe on the primary downlink carrier, wherein a duration of the downlink allocation interval is equal to a duration of one subframe, and wherein a duration of the uplink allocation interval is equal to the duration of one subframe; and
transmitting resource allocation information about the allocated resources in a control region included in the subframe on the primary downlink carrier to a mobile station, wherein the resource allocation information includes information indicating a start time for the downlink allocation interval for the secondary downlink carrier and information indicating a start time for the uplink allocation interval for the secondary uplink carrier,
wherein each of frequencies of the secondary downlink carrier and the secondary uplink carrier is higher than a frequency of the primary downlink carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,142,959

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR UPDATING AN ACCESS POINT MODEL

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method comprising:determining, by one or more processors, that a wireless access point model does not meet a predetermined quality threshold for a set of stored wireless access point data;
in response to determining that the wireless access point model does not meet the predetermined quality threshold, identifying, by the one or more processors, a given wireless access point associated with the wireless access point model;
generating, by the one or more processors, a request for current scan information of the given wireless access point, the request for current scan information including an inducement for travel to a location within a wireless communication range of the given wireless access point;
transmitting the request to one or more mobile communication devices not currently within the wireless communication range, the request requesting each mobile communication device to travel within the wireless communication range of the given wireless access point to collect the current scan information;
verifying, by the one or more processors, that at least one of the one or more mobile communication devices has traveled within the wireless communication range of the given wireless access point to collect the current scan information in response to the transmitted request;
receiving, by the one or more processors, the current scan information from the verified at least one mobile communication device;
in response to receiving, by the one or more processors, the current scan information, providing, by the one or more processors, the inducement to the at least one of the one or more mobile communication devices for redemption; and
modifying, by the one or more processors, the wireless access point model in accordance with the received current scan information by updating the set of stored wireless access point data.

US Pat. No. 10,142,952

SYNCHRONIZATION OF UNLICENSED CELL RECEPTION OF A WIRELESS DEVICE

Ofinno Technologies, LLC,...

1. A wireless device comprising:one or more processors; and
memory storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the wireless device to:
receive at least one control message comprising configuration parameters of a plurality of cells grouped into a plurality of cell groups, wherein the plurality of cell groups comprise:
a primary cell group comprising a primary cell; and
a secondary cell group comprising two or more unlicensed cells comprising a first unlicensed cell and a second unlicensed cell;
receive, via the first unlicensed cell, a first signal in a first plurality of subframes, the first signal comprising a first downlink synchronization signal;
receive, via the second unlicensed cell, a second signal in a second plurality of subframes, the second signal comprising a second downlink synchronization signal;
synchronize reception timing of signals received via the first unlicensed cell employing at least the second signal received via the second unlicensed cell; and
synchronize reception timing of signals received via the second unlicensed cell employing at least the first signal received via the first unlicensed cell.

US Pat. No. 10,142,949

TERMINAL, AND BASE STATION FOR MEASUREMENT OF DOWNLINK RECEIVED POWER AND CONFIGURATION OF APPROPRIATE RECEIVED POWER

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A communication system for performing communication between a base station and a terminal, comprising:higher layer processing circuitry configured to set, at the base station, for a terminal, a first reference signal configuration for configuring a first channel-state information reference signal,
configured to set, at the base station, for the terminal, a zero transmit power channel-state information reference signal configuration specifying a resource element to be excluded from the target of data demodulation in a case where the terminal demodulates data, and
configured to set, at the base station, for the terminal, a second reference signal configuration for configuring a measurement target for which a reference signal received power is to be measured by the terminal and a report configuration for transmitting a measurement report by the terminal; and
terminal reception circuitry configured to receive, at the terminal, the report configuration set by the base station; wherein
the second reference signal configuration includes one or more combinations of a measurement index for a second channel-state information reference signal and a configuration for the second channel-state information reference signal,
the first channel-state information reference signal is transmitted from the base station via a serving cell,
the second channel-state information reference signal is transmitted from a second base station not communicating with the terminal via a neighbor cell,
the first channel-state information reference signal is used for calculating a value for channel state information feedback at the terminal,
the second channel-state information reference signal is used for measuring the reference signal received power at the terminal without calculating the value for channel state information feedback,
the report configuration includes a second measurement index for the second channel- state information reference signal,
the measurement report includes the second measurement index and the reference signal received power of the second channel-state information reference signal corresponding to the second measurement index; and
the first reference signal configuration includes first information relating to a resource element on which measurement is performed, second information relating to a subframe on which measurement is performed, and third information relating to a power ratio of a downlink shared channel to the first channel-state information reference signal.

US Pat. No. 10,142,946

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING D2D DISCOVERY SIGNAL BY TERMINAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for transmitting a device-to-device (D2D) discovery signal by a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:determining a first symbol among a plurality of symbols for the D2D discovery signal that is orthogonal to an uplink signal of a cellular terminal, based on a cyclic prefix type of the D2D discovery signal and a cyclic prefix type of the uplink signal different from the cyclic prefix type of the D2D discovery signal;
determining a first transmission power to be applied to the first symbol and a second transmission power to be applied to a second symbol of the plurality of symbols for the D2D discovery signal, wherein the second symbol is not orthogonal to the uplink signal of the cellular terminal; and
transmitting the D2D discovery signal based on the first transmission power and the second transmission power,
wherein the first transmission power is greater than the second transmission power.

US Pat. No. 10,142,942

APPARATUS, COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM, AND METHOD FOR SPATIAL REUSE IN A HIGH EFFICIENCY WIRELESS LOCAL-AREA NETWORK

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus of a high-efficiency (HE) station, the apparatus comprising: memory; and processing circuitry coupled to the memory, the processing circuitry configured to:decode a media access control (MAC) portion of a first physical layer convergence procedure (PLCP) protocol data unit (PPDU), the MAC portion comprising spatial reuse parameters;
decode a HE physical (PHY) header of a second PPDU, wherein the HE PHY header comprises a spatial reuse field, and wherein the spatial reuse field indicates whether spatial reuse is allowed during a transmission of the second PPDU; and
in response to the spatial reuse field indicating spatial reuse is allowed during the transmission of the second PPDU, and a measured received power level of a portion of the HE PHY header being below a power detect threshold, cause the HE station to transmit a third PPDU during a duration of the second PPDU.

US Pat. No. 10,142,919

CELLULAR MOBILE DEVICE

British Telecommunication...

1. A method of operating a mobile device, the method comprising:scanning for a set of base stations from a plurality of base stations, each base station being part of a cellular network;
connecting to a base station from the set of base stations;
displaying a network name associated with a cellular network identifier of the connected base station; and
accessing a data store accessible to the mobile device, the data store storing an ordered set of base station property fields relating to candidate network names associated with different types of base stations having the same cellular network identifier; and
identifying a highest priority entry in the ordered set for the connected base station,
wherein the displayed network name corresponds to the identified highest priority entry candidate network name.

US Pat. No. 10,142,853

AUTOMATED DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEM SELF-CONFIGURATION

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A method, comprising:determining a mapping of external cells from measurements of external downlink signals received by a remote unit of a distributed antenna system, the remote unit providing wireless communication within a coverage zone;
determining a mapping of internal cells from measurements of internal downlink signals provided by base stations communicatively coupled to a head-end unit of the distributed antenna system;
determining relation information of neighboring cells that include radio footprints that overlap with the coverage zone of the remote unit; and
configuring the distributed antenna system and the base stations based on the mapping of external cells, the mapping of internal cells, and the relation information of neighboring cells.

US Pat. No. 10,142,846

RELAY ATTACK PREVENTION

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. A method comprising:receiving a wireless data packet signal from a transmitter, the data packet signal including a data packet, the data packet including payload data and further information;
determining, from received signal strength values of the data packet signal, first information related to a sequence of received signal strength levels in different data packet portions;
extracting the further information from the received data packet;
determining, based on the further information included in the data packet, second information related to a sequence of expected signal strength levels in the different data packet portions; and
determining whether the first information corresponds to the second information.

US Pat. No. 10,142,764

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OVERLAY DISPLAY CONTROL

NHN Entertainment Corpora...

1. A method of providing an overlay display control, the method comprising:transmitting a server signal comprising information about at least a portion of registered applications to an electronic device of a user over a network;
receiving an electronic device signal and verifying information about an application selected at the electronic device from the electronic device signal; and
transmitting an installation file of the selected application to the electronic device,
wherein the installation file comprises a first source code and a second source code,
wherein the electronic device is configured to process a progress of a main service using the first source code in response to an execution of the application, and process a progress of an additional service using the second source code in response to the progress of the main service meeting a preset condition,
wherein, in response to the progress of the additional service, the electronic device is configured to process the progress of the additional service by hooking an input on a user interface displayed on a screen of the electronic device to the first source code using the second source code, and by calling a control function of the first source code preset with the second source code,
wherein the electronic device is configured to display a progress screen of the main service through a first virtual layer using the first source code, and display a progress screen of the additional service through a second virtual layer using the second source code, and
wherein the electronic device is configured to hook an input received on a partial area of the second virtual layer using the second source code, and call a control function associated with the additional service associated with the main service corresponding to the partial area of the second virtual layer using the second source code.

US Pat. No. 10,142,741

METHOD FOR REDUCING THE LATENCY PERIOD OF A FILTER BANK FOR FILTERING AN AUDIO SIGNAL, AND METHOD FOR LOW-LATENCY OPERATION OF A HEARING SYSTEM

Sivantos Pte. Ltd., Sing...

9. A hearing aid, comprising:an input transducer for generating an audio signal;
an output transducer for generating an output acoustic signal; and
a signal-processing unit connected between said input transducer and said output transducer, said signal-processing unit including a first filter bank;
said hearing aid configured to carry out a method for low-latency operation of a hearing system, the method including: generating a first audio signal from an acoustic signal by a first input transducer, immediately transmitting the first audio signal to a signal-processing unit and immediately filtering the first audio signal in the signal-processing unit by way of a first filter bank by performing a method for reducing the latency period of a filter bank for filtering an audio signal, the method for reducing the latency period of the filter bank for filtering the audio signal including:
receiving an audio signal and forming from the audio signal a multiplicity of signal blocks in a time domain, and
for at least a plurality of the signal blocks in each instance:
providing a predetermined filter function,
providing at least one partial interval of the respective signal block as a prediction period,
estimating signal components of the respective signal block in the at least one partial interval for the prediction period, and generating a predicted signal block from the signal components estimated for the prediction period and from the signal components of the respective signal block outside the prediction period,
transforming the predicted signal block, filtered with the predetermined filter function, into a frequency domain, to thereby form a transformed signal block, and
outputting signal components of the transformed signal block for further processing, wherein in each instance a transmission amplitude of the predetermined filter function is smaller, on average, within the prediction period than outside the prediction period;
subjecting the signal components of the filtered first audio signal to further processing in the signal-processing unit and using the further processed signal components for generating an output signal; and
immediately generating an output acoustic signal from the output signal by an output transducer.

US Pat. No. 10,142,703

COMMUNICATION SERVICE METHOD AND COMMUNICATION APPARATUS THEREOF

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A terminal comprising:a camera configured to capture live video data of an image containing an object having portions that include prescribed feature points;
an input operable by a user to provide a setting identifying whether additional image data is to be used with the captured video data;
a communicator configured to transmit to a server a user ID, the video data captured by the camera, and, for storage at the server, the setting of whether additional image data is to be used with the video data, and to receive from the server video data and additional image data selectively superposed onto a portion of the object in the received video data that corresponds to the prescribed feature points, the additional image data being superposed onto the portion of the object in the received video data that corresponds to the prescribed feature points when the setting stored at the server identifies that additional image data is to be used with the video data; and
a display configured to display the received video data superposed with the received additional image data, the received additional image data being superposed onto the portion of the displayed object within the received video data if the setting stored at the server identifies that the additional image data is to be used with the video data, and to display the received video data without the superposed additional image data if the setting stored at the server does not identify that the additional image data is to be used with the video data.

US Pat. No. 10,142,701

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUDIO COMMUNICATION OF INFORMATION

1. A method comprising:encoding, by a media processing system including a processor, a key comprising a randomly generated number into a first group of audio tones, wherein the key provides access to a media content repository;
inserting the first group of audio tones into an audio portion of media content to obtain modified media content;
generating, by the media processing system, a media stream that includes the modified media content comprising a video portion and the audio portion and the first group of audio tones, wherein the first group of audio tones represents first information associated with the audio portion, and wherein the first group of audio tones are added to the audio portion; and
transmitting, by the media processing system over a network, the media stream to a media device to enable the media device to insert a second group of audio tones to the audio portion of the modified media content comprising the first group of audio tones and to enable the media device to present the audio portion, the first group of audio tones and the second group of audio tones,
wherein the first and second groups of audio tones comprise high frequency tones and low frequency tones,
wherein one of the high and low frequency tones represents a binary one and other of the high and low frequency tones represents a binary zero,
wherein the second group of audio tones represents second information associated with the media device, and
wherein the audio portion and the first and second group of audio tones are recordable by a communication device, that is separate from the media device, to enable the communication device to determine the first information based on the first group of audio tones and to enable the communication device to determine the second information based on the second group of audio tones.

US Pat. No. 10,142,696

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING A VIRTUAL SHARED MEDIA EXPERIENCE

Disney Enterprises, Inc.,...

1. A system comprising:a non-transitory memory storing an executable code; and
a hardware processor executing the executable code to:
establish a viewing group having a plurality of users;
provide an ordered list of a plurality of media contents;
make a first media content in the ordered list of the plurality of media contents available for viewing by each of the plurality of users in the viewing group;
make a second media content in the ordered list of the plurality of media contents unavailable for viewing by each of the plurality of users in the viewing group;
stream the first media content for a first viewing by each of the plurality of users in the viewing group upon a request by each respective one of the plurality of users after making the first media content available;
track a progress of the first viewing of the streamed first media content by each of the plurality of users in the viewing group;
make the second media content in the ordered list of the plurality of media contents available for viewing by each of the plurality of users in the viewing group, based on the tracking and in response to complying with one or more rules related to the progress of the first viewing of the streamed first media content by each of the plurality of users in the viewing group; and
stream the second media content for a second viewing by each of the plurality of users in the viewing group upon another request by each respective one of the plurality of users after making the second media content available based on the tracking the progress of the first viewing;
wherein the one or more rules include a maximum allowed gap between the first media content and the second media content, and wherein the one or more rules are selected by a first user of the plurality of users and agreed upon by the plurality of users.

US Pat. No. 10,142,686

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR DISAMBIGUATING AN AMBIGUOUS ENTITY IN A SEARCH QUERY BASED ON THE GAZE OF A USER

Rovi Guides, Inc., San J...

1. A method for disambiguating an ambiguous entity in a search query based on a gaze of a user, the method comprising:monitoring, using control circuitry, at a current time, a gaze of a user during playback of a media asset, wherein monitoring the gaze of the user comprises monitoring a vertical degree of an eye of the user, a horizontal degree of the eye of the user, and a position of the eye of the user relative to a display screen displaying the media asset;
determining a size of the display screen displaying the media asset;
calculating, based on the position, the size, the vertical degree, and the horizontal degree, a first area of the display screen corresponding to the gaze of the user;
storing, in memory, a data structure indicating the first area and the current time;
receiving, using the control circuitry, a search query from the user at the current time;
determining that the search query includes an ambiguous entity; and
based on determining that the search query includes the ambiguous entity:
retrieving, from the memory, the data structure;
determining a frame of the media asset that correspond to the current time;
retrieving, from a database, metadata relating to the frame of the media asset corresponding to the current time, the metadata including a first location of a first entity in the frame, a second location of a second entity in the frame, and a third location of a third entity in the frame;
extracting, from the data structure, the first area corresponding to the current time;
extracting from the metadata, the first location of the first entity in the frame and the second location of the second entity in the frame;
determining that the first area overlaps with the first location of the first entity and the second location of the second entity;
based on determining that the first area overlaps with the first location of the first entity and the second location of the second entity:
receiving, using the control circuitry, data indicative of a second area from a user device of a second user, wherein the second area was calculated based on a gaze of the second user at the current time; and
determining that the second area overlaps with the location of the first entity;
based on determining that the second area overlaps with the location of the first entity, generating for display a first prompt for additional input, wherein the first prompt for additional input indicates the first entity as a first potential disambiguation of the ambiguous entity in the search query;
subsequent to generating for display the first prompt for additional input, receiving a negative input from the user, wherein the negative input indicates that the first entity is an incorrect disambiguation of the ambiguous entity in the search query;
based on receiving the negative input:
expanding the first area to a third area of the display screen, wherein the third area is larger than the first area;
extracting, from the metadata, the third location of the third entity in the frame;
determining that the third area overlaps with the third location of the third entity; and
based on determining that the third area overlaps with the third location, generating for display a second prompt for additional input, wherein the second prompt for additional input indicates the third entity as a second potential disambiguation of the ambiguous entity in the search query.

US Pat. No. 10,142,681

SHARING TELEVISION AND VIDEO PROGRAMMING THROUGH SOCIAL NETWORKING

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising:by one or more computer systems, providing a plurality of media items to display in a media queue on a display device;
by the one or more computer systems, receiving an indication that a user has selected a user-selectable option displayed on the display device, the user-selectable option configured to add a particular show or movie to the media queue; and
by the one or more computer systems, in response to receiving the indication that the user has selected the user-selectable option, automatically posting to a communication system a message indicating that the user is planning to watch the particular show or movie.

US Pat. No. 10,142,671

USER INTERFACE APPARATUS FOR VEHICLES AND VEHICLE HAVING THE SAME

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A user interface apparatus for vehicles comprising:light sources;
a touch sensor configured to sense touch;
light guides configured to transfer light generated by the light sources; and
a top cover configured to cover the light sources, the touch sensor and the light guides and to transmit light emitted from the light guides to the interior of a vehicle so as to project an image, wherein:
the light sources include a first light source and at least one second light sources;
the light guides include:
a first light guide configured to receive light generated by the first light source and to transfer the light to a first region of the top cover, the first region being configured to indicate functions of the user interface apparatus to a user based on receiving the light from the first light guide;
a second light guide configured to receive light generated by the first light source and to transfer the light to a second region of the top cover, the second region being configured to indicate a position of the touch sensor to the user based on receiving the light from the second light guide; and
at least one third light guide configured to receive light generated by the at least one second light source and to transfer the light to a third region of the top cover, the third region being configured to indicate states of the functions of the user interface apparatus to the user based on receiving the light from the at least one third light guide; and
light generated by the first light source is dispersed and provided to the first light guide and the second light guide,
wherein the touch sensor includes an input area configured to receive one or more touch inputs from the user,
wherein the first light guide source is configured to generate light in response to the touch sensor detecting a first touch input on the input area based on lack of detection of a prior touch input for a designated time, and
wherein the at least one second light source is configured to generate light in response to the touch sensor detecting a second touch input on the input area within the designated time after detection of the first touch input.

US Pat. No. 10,142,659

DEBLOCKING FILTERING

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method of reducing blocking artifacts at a block boundary between a block of multiple pixels and a neighboring block of multiple pixels in a video frame, said method comprises:calculating a first offset to be equal to (9×(q0?p0)?3×(q1?p1)+8)>>4, wherein >> denotes a right shift operation, p0 denotes a pixel value of a pixel closest to said block boundary in a line of pixels in said block, wherein said line of pixels is perpendicular to said block boundary, p1 denotes a pixel value of a pixel next closest to said block boundary in said line of pixels, q0 denotes a pixel value of a pixel closest to said block boundary in a corresponding line of pixels in said neighboring block, wherein said corresponding line of pixels is perpendicular to said block boundary and q1 denotes a pixel value of a pixel next closest to said block boundary in said corresponding line of pixels;
modifying said pixel value p0 of said pixel closest to said block boundary in said line of pixels by adding said first offset to said pixel value p0 of said pixel closest to said block boundary in said line of pixels to form a modified pixel value p0? of said pixel closest to said block boundary in said line of pixels; and
modifying said pixel value q0 of said pixel closest to said block boundary in said corresponding line of pixels by subtracting said first offset from said pixel value q0 of said pixel closest to said block boundary in said corresponding line of pixels to form a modified pixel value q0? of said pixel closest to said block boundary in said corresponding line of pixels.

US Pat. No. 10,142,648

METHOD FOR CODING AND DECODING SCALABLE VIDEO AND APPARATUS USING SAME

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. An interlayer prediction decoding method performed by an interlayer prediction decoding apparatus comprising a processor, the method comprising:obtaining a residual block with respect to a current block from an input bitstream;
determining whether to apply interlayer prediction to an enhancement layer;
performing prediction on the current block of the enhancement layer based on a picture of a reference layer, in response to a determination that the interlayer prediction is to be applied; and
reconstructing the current block based on the residual block and a prediction block obtained by performing the prediction on the current block,
wherein performing the prediction on the current block comprises
reconstructing the picture of the reference layer by decoding the input bitstream including the reference layer,
generating, from the reconstructed picture of the reference layer, a generalized reference picture for interlayer prediction of a current picture of the enhancement layer,
constructing a reference picture list for the current picture by adding the generalized reference picture to at least one reference picture belonging to a same enhancement layer as the current picture, and
performing the prediction on the current block of the enhancement layer based on the reference picture list and motion information of the current block, and
wherein the obtaining the residual block comprises
generating one or more quantized transform coefficients by decoding the input bitstream, and
generating the residual block based on the one or more quantized transform coefficients.

US Pat. No. 10,142,627

INTRA PREDICTION AND INTRA MODE CODING

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of decoding a block of video data, the method comprising:deriving, from among a plurality of intra prediction modes, M most probable modes (MPMs) for intra prediction of the block of video data, wherein M is greater than 3;
decoding a syntax element that indicates whether a MPM index or a non-MPM index is used to indicate a selected intra prediction mode of the plurality of intra prediction modes for intra prediction of the block of video data, wherein the MPM index indicates which of the M MPMs is the selected intra prediction mode, and wherein the non-MPM index indicates which of the plurality of intra prediction modes other than the MMPMs is the selected intra prediction mode;
based on the syntax element indicating that the MPM index is used to indicate the selected intra prediction mode of the plurality of intra prediction modes for intra prediction of the block of video data, selecting, for each of one or more context-modeled bins of the MPM index and based on intra prediction modes used to decode one or more neighboring blocks, a context index for the context-modeled bin, wherein selecting the context index for the context-modeled bin comprises selecting the context index for the context-modeled bin from among a first context index, a second context index, a third context index, and a fourth context index such that:
the first context index is selected when intra prediction modes used to decode a left neighboring block and an above neighboring block are the same and when neither of the intra prediction modes used to decode the left neighboring block nor the above neighboring block is DC or planar,
the second context index is selected when intra prediction modes used to decode the left neighboring block and the above neighboring block are the same and when at least one of the intra prediction modes used to decode the left neighboring block and the above neighboring block is DC or planar,
the third context index is selected when intra prediction modes used to decode the left neighboring block and the above neighboring block are different and when neither of the intra prediction modes used to decode the left neighboring block nor the above neighboring block is planar, and
the fourth context index is selected when intra prediction modes used to decode the left neighboring block and the above neighboring block are different and when at least one of the intra prediction modes used to decode the left neighboring block and the above neighboring block is planar; and
reconstructing the block of video data based on the selected intra prediction mode.

US Pat. No. 10,142,623

IMAGE ENCODING METHOD USING A SKIP MODE, AND A DEVICE USING THE METHOD

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A video decoding method, comprising:decoding predetermined information representing whether residual block information is encoded or not;
determining whether the residual block information of a prediction target block of an image is present based on the predetermined information;
generating the prediction target block based on an intra prediction value and the residual block information in response to the predetermined information indicating that the residual block information is present; and
performing entropy decoding for encoded intra prediction direction information in a bitstream to generate entropy-decoded intra prediction direction information for the prediction target block in response to the predetermined information indicating that the residual block information is absent, and generating the prediction target block based on the entropy-decoded intra prediction direction information in response to the predetermined information indicating that the residual block information is absent.

US Pat. No. 10,142,621

MASS PRODUCTION MTF TESTING MACHINE

Oren Aharon, Haifa (IL)

1. A device for measuring Modulation Transfer Function of multiple lenses, comprising:a plurality of parallel angular moving telescopic cameras having their center of rotation concentric with their respective measured lenses;
a mechanical tray for organizing said lenses in a specific formation, placing each lens in said center of rotation of said telescopic cameras;
a reference target array placed at the imaging plane of each said lens under test;
an illumination device for said targets array;
an XY motorized table, carrying said mechanical tray;
a computing device for controlling the angle of said telescopic cameras and said XY motorized table;
a mechanical device that places the plurality of telescopic cameras in multiple angles and rotates around the center of each aperture of said lenses, without obstructing the line of sight of each other;
a computer processor comprising an algorithm configured to analyze multiple images from different angles of said moving telescopic cameras, and calculating the Modulation Transfer Function of lenses under test;
a computing device analyzing projected image which is fed by said telescopic cameras through a streaming video via a digital interface, wherein said computing device comprises an algorithm configured to analyze the streaming data; and
wherein said computing device further comprises an algorithm that is configured to analyze each lens performance by comparing the respective lens performance to its specifications and output an alert signal if said performance is outside of said specifications.

US Pat. No. 10,142,562

METHOD OF AND APPARATUS FOR UTILIZING VIDEO BUFFER IN A MULTI-PURPOSE FASHION TO EXTEND THE VIDEO BUFFER TO MULTIPLE WINDOWS

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A method of producing a display frame, the method comprising:a. partitioning a video buffer into a plurality of sub-buffers wherein a size of each sub-buffer corresponds to a display size of a corresponding display window;
b. scaling a first set of video data and a second set of video data, wherein the first set of video data represents a first video image, further wherein the first set of video data is scaled to be loaded in a corresponding one of the plurality of sub-buffers; and
c. loading the first set of video data in to one of the plurality of sub-buffers of the video buffers, wherein the number of the plurality of sub-buffers generated is predetermined by a user, further wherein the sub-buffers are defined by an address range.

US Pat. No. 10,142,541

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGING APPARATUS, AND CONTROL METHOD OF IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

12. An imaging apparatus comprising:an imaging element configured to generate an image; and
a CPU programmed to:
determine whether a feature amount in a partial region of the image satisfies a preset condition,
select a second image to be combined with a first image from a plurality of images generated by the imaging element based on the result of the determination,
detect a motion vector between the first image and the second image, and
perform a composition process on the aligned first image and second image based on the motion vector,
wherein, from the plurality of images, the CPU selects as the second image at least any one of an image having a partial region with the feature amount determined to satisfy the preset condition and an image corresponding to a partial region out of a plurality of partial regions set in the first image with the feature amount determined to satisfy the preset condition.

US Pat. No. 10,142,511

BILLING SYSTEM, IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM, CONTROL METHOD OF BILLING SYSTEM, AND CONTROL PROGRAM OF BILLING SYSTEM

Konica Minolta, Inc., To...

1. A billing system used together with an image forming apparatus for forming an image on a sheet and discharging the sheet, the billing system comprising:a counting unit for counting, when a print job is interrupted in the image forming apparatus, a billing unit number for a sheet which already has an image formed thereon when the interruption occurs and which has not yet discharged from the image forming apparatus;
a determination unit for determining whether the print job is continued or cancelled after the print job is interrupted in the image forming apparatus; and
a billing unit for counting a billing counter corresponding to an amount for which the image forming apparatus is used, and billing a user who uses the image forming apparatus according to the billing counter;
wherein the billing unit switches whether the billing counter is counted by using a count result of the counting unit in accordance with a determination result of the determination unit.

US Pat. No. 10,142,510

PRINT CONTROL APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A method for controlling an apparatus having a processor and a memory configured to implement the functions of a first wireless communication portion configured to execute first wireless communication by a first wireless communication method, and a second wireless communication portion configured to execute second wireless communication by a second wireless communication method having a communication range broader than that of the first wireless communication method, the method comprising:a display control step causing a display device to display a predetermined screen in which printing is instructed by a user, in a first case where the first wireless communication portion performs the first wireless communication with a printer and a predetermined condition is satisfied in the first wireless communication, and causing the display device to not display the predetermined screen, in a second case where the first communication portion performs the first wireless communication with the printer and the predetermined condition is not satisfied in the first wireless communication, and
a transmitting step transmitting data to be printed by the printer, to the printer, using the second wireless communication which is established based on the first wireless communication,
wherein, the data is transmitted in the transmitting step in the first case, in accordance with an instruction by the user to the display device displaying the predetermined screen in the display control step, and
wherein the data is transmitted in the transmitting step in the second case, even if the instruction by the user is not performed on the display device.

US Pat. No. 10,142,494

ENFORCEMENT OF COMPLIANCE RULES

AIRWATCH LLC, Atlanta, G...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium embodying instructions executable in a client device, the instructions, when executed by the client device, causing the client device to at least:execute an agent application that instructs the client device to communicate with a server for accessing resources of an enterprise, wherein the server manages functionality of multiple client devices assigned to users of the enterprise;
render a dialer user interface on a display controlled by the client device;
identify, by the agent application, a location of the client device and a network to which the client device is connected;
obtain a request to initiate a call to a contact identifier via the dialer user interface;
determine, by the agent application, whether a compliance rule requires a redirect prompt to be presented on the dialer user interface based on the location of the client device and the network to which the client device is connected, wherein the compliance rule is obtained by the agent application from the server based on a first profile assigned to the client device;
identify a computing device separate from the client device; and
display the redirect prompt on the client device, the redirect prompt requesting an indication from a user of the client device to redirect the call from the client device to the identified computing device.

US Pat. No. 10,142,474

COMPUTER-IMPLEMENTED SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FACILITATING INTERACTIONS VIA AUTOMATIC AGENT RESPONSES

Intellisist, Inc., Seatt...

1. A computer-implemented system for facilitating interactions via automatic agent responses, comprising:a communication monitor to monitor communication during an interaction between a user and an agent;
a request identification module to identify a request from the user during the interaction;
a compiler to compile a list of candidate responses to the request;
a delivery module to provide the list of candidate responses to the agent for selecting at least one of the responses;
a time application module to count time upon providing the list to the agent and to apply a predetermined time to the counted time;
a selection module to automatically select one of the candidate responses from the list when the agent fails to perform at least one of selecting one or more of the responses from the list and responding to the user within the predetermined time as determined by the counted time; and
a response delivery module to provide the selected candidate response to the user.

US Pat. No. 10,142,473

TECHNIQUES FOR BENCHMARKING PERFORMANCE IN A CONTACT CENTER SYSTEM

Afiniti Europe Technologi...

1. A method for benchmarking performance in a contact center system, the method comprising:cycling, by at least one computer processor communicatively coupled to and configured to perform benchmarking operations in the contact center system, between a first contact-agent pairing strategy and a second contact-agent pairing strategy for pairing contacts with agents in the contact center system, wherein the cycling comprises alternatively applying the first contact-agent pairing strategy and the second contact-agent pairing strategy in the contact center system to pair contacts with agents according to the respective pairing strategy being applied for connection in the contact center system;
determining, by the at least one computer processor, an agent-utilization bias in the first contact-agent pairing strategy comprising a difference between a first agent utilization of the first contact-agent pairing strategy and a balanced agent utilization, wherein the agent-utilization bias suppresses a performance of the contact center system using the second contact-agent pairing strategy;
determining, by the at least one computer processor, a relative performance of the contact center system using the second contact-agent pairing strategy compared to the first contact-agent pairing strategy based on the agent-utilization bias in the first contact-agent pairing strategy; and
generating, by the at least one computer processor, a representation of the relative performance of the contact center system using the second contact-agent pairing strategy compared to the first contact-agent pairing strategy, wherein the representation indicates that performance of the contact center system is optimized using one of the first or second contact-agent pairing strategy instead of the other of the first or second contact-agent pairing strategy.

US Pat. No. 10,142,434

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REDUCING NETWORK RESOURCE TRANSMISSION SIZE USING DELTA COMPRESSION

CLOUDFLARE, INC., San Fr...

1. A method, in a network optimizer of a proxy server, of supporting a delta compression technique for reducing network resource transmission size between a near end network optimizer of a client device and a far end network optimizer, wherein the far end network optimizer is coupled with an origin server hosting network resources, the method comprising:receiving from the client device a first request for a network resource, the first request including a first version identifier that identifies a first version of the network resource stored in the near end network optimizer of the client device;
responsive to determining that the network optimizer of the proxy server has access to the first version of the network resource as identified with the first version identifier, transmitting a second request to the far end network optimizer, the second request including a second version identifier of the network resource identifying a second version of the network resource stored in the network optimizer of the proxy server;
receiving a first response from the far end network optimizer, the first response including a first differences file that specifies a first set of one or more differences between the second version of the network resource with a most current version of the network resource received at the far end network optimizer from the origin server, wherein the first response does not include the entire network resource; and
transmitting to the client device a second response including a second differences file that identifies a second set of one or more differences between the most current version of the network resource and the first version of the network resource identified in the first request, wherein the second response does not include the entire network resource and causes the near end network optimizer of the client device to generate an updated version of the network resource.

US Pat. No. 10,142,195

PARTITIONED PERFORMANCE TRACKING CORE RESOURCE CONSUMPTION INDEPENDENTLY

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A method to independently track resource consumption in a distributed file system operating as a cluster of a set of nodes comprising:identifying a work item wherein the work item is associated with an access zone identifier of the distributed file system, a user identifier of the distributed file system, a group identifier of the distributed file system, a protocol of the distributed file system, a client internet protocol address, and a node identifier of the distributed file system;
determining a set of reference resource accounting token (“RAT”) specifications based on the access zone identifier, the user identifier, the group identifier, the protocol, the client internet protocol address, and the node identifier;
associating the work item with a set of resource accounting tokens (“RATs”) based on the set of reference RAT specifications;
generating a resource record for the work item wherein the resource record contains an accounting of a set of resources required to process the work item wherein the set of resources includes at least one of a resource consumption time duration, network bandwidth, disk activity, central processing unit (“CPU”) usage, and memory usage;
processing the work item; and
in response to the work item being processed, recording the resource record into the set of RATs.

US Pat. No. 10,142,016

TECHNIQUES FOR HIGH-RESOLUTION LINE MONITORING WITH A STANDARDIZED OUTPUT AND AN OPTICAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEM USING THE SAME

TYCO ELECTRONICS SUBSEA C...

1. An optical communication system, the optical communication system comprising:an optical path comprising a plurality of cable segments;
a terminal station with line monitoring equipment (LME) coupled to the optical path, the LME being configured to:
transmit a plurality of LME test signals along the optical path;
receive a plurality of gain measurements representing gain imparted to the plurality of LME test signals through each of the plurality of cable segments;
derive a resulting LME data set based on the received plurality of gain measurements, wherein deriving the resulting LME data set further includes averaging a predetermined number of data sets associated with each of the plurality of LME test signals, and wherein the predetermined number of data sets is selected based at least in part on a length of the optical path;
receive a plurality of system parameters associated with the optical communication system; and
generate an output file based at least in part on the resulting LME data set and the system parameters associated with the optical communication system.

US Pat. No. 10,141,927

OPTIMIZED RF SWITCHING DEVICE ARCHITECTURE FOR IMPEDANCE CONTROL APPLICATIONS

pSemi Corporation, San D...

1. A switching device having open reflective unselected ports, including:(a) at least one series switch, each series switch being coupled to a common port and to an associated selectable port such that selection of at least one series switch electrically couples the common port to the selectable port associated with each such selected series switch, and decouples the common port from all unselected selectable ports; and
(b) for each series switch, an associated shuntable switch, each shuntable switch being coupled between a node and the selectable port associated with such series switch;
wherein the shuntable switch for at least one selectable port is biased in a first mode of operation to be in a constant open state regardless of the open or closed state of the associated series switch, such that the at least one selectable port is in an open reflective configuration when unselected.

US Pat. No. 10,141,888

DOUBLE BALANCED MIXER

pSemi Corporation, San D...

1. A double balanced mixer fabricated as an integrated circuit and configured to be coupled to both (1) a first balun having an unbalanced side configured to pass a local oscillator (LO) signal and a pair of ports on a balanced side and (2) a second balun having an unbalanced side configured to pass a radio frequency (RF) signal and a pair of ports on a balanced side, the double balanced mixer including:a four-node ring including four branches, each branch including at least one low threshold voltage field effect transistor (FET) having a close-to-zero turn-on voltage, each FET having a source, a drain, and a gate, wherein the source of each FET is connected to the drain of a next FET in the four-node FET ring and the gate and the drain of each FET are connected together as a diode,
wherein a first pair of opposing nodes of the four-node FET ring are configured to be connected to the pair of ports on the balanced side of the first balun, and a second pair of opposing nodes of the four-node FET ring are configured to be connected through corresponding capacitors to the pair of ports on the balanced side of the second balun.

US Pat. No. 10,141,866

MULTI-LEVEL INVERTER WITH FIRST AND SECOND SWITCH BANKS

THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH C...

1. A system for converting direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC), the system comprising:a DC bus comprising a positive DC rail and a negative DC rail to receive a DC input voltage;
a first capacitor electrically coupled to the positive DC rail;
a second capacitor;
a third capacitor electrically coupled to the negative DC rail, wherein the first capacitor, the second capacitor and the third capacitor are electrically coupled in series between the positive DC rail and the negative DC rail,
a first pole switch bank comprising a plurality of first pole switches;
a first pole electrically coupled to the first pole switch bank;
a second pole switch bank comprising a plurality of second pole switches;
a second pole electrically coupled to the second pole switch bank; and
a control circuit comprising at least one processor programmed to alternately switch the first pole switch bank and the second pole switch bank to:
a first state of the first pole switch bank in which the first pole is electrically coupled to the positive DC rail;
a second state of the first pole switch bank in which the first pole is electrically coupled between the first capacitor and the second capacitor;
a third state of the first pole switch bank in which the first pole is electrically coupled to the negative DC rail;
a fourth state of the first pole switch bank in which the first pole is electrically coupled between the second capacitor and the third capacitor;
a first state of the second pole switch bank in which the second pole is electrically coupled to the positive DC rail;
a second state of the second pole switch bank in which the second pole is electrically coupled between the first capacitor and the second capacitor;
a third state of the second pole switch bank in which the second pole is electrically coupled between the second capacitor and the third capacitor; and
a fourth state of the second pole switch bank in which the second pole is electrically coupled to the negative DC rail,
wherein during a first period, cycle the first pole switch bank and the second pole switch bank sequentially back-and-forth-between:
(a) the first pole switch bank being in the first state of the first pole switch bank and the second pole switch bank being in the third state of the second pole switch bank;
(b) the first pole switch bank being in the first state of the first pole switch bank and the second pole switch bank being in the fourth state of the second pole switch bank; and
(c) the first pole switch bank being in the second state of the first pole switch bank and the second pole switch bank being in the fourth state of the second pole switch bank.

US Pat. No. 10,141,858

POWER CONVERTER FOR ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVE

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A power converter for an electric locomotive comprising:an insulating transformer supplied with high-voltage AC power from an AC overhead wire to convert a high voltage to a low voltage and output low-voltage AC power;
an AC/DC converter that receives the low-voltage AC power and performs AC/DC conversion;
an inverter that receives an output from the AC/DC converter and performs DC/AC conversion for supply to a load;
a PWM controller that outputs a PWM control signal having a predetermined pattern for removing specific harmonic components from an output of the inverter or attenuating the specific harmonic components to a predetermined level or lower; and
a voltage controller that controls an output voltage of the inverter to be an intended output voltage by controlling a DC output voltage of the AC/DC converter.

US Pat. No. 10,141,809

MOTOR CONTROLLER AND MOTOR COMPRISING THE SAME

ZHONGSHAN BROAD-OCEAN MOT...

1. A motor controller, comprising:a) a control box, the control box comprising a bottom plate, a first chamber and a side wall;
b) a control circuit board, the control circuit board comprising a planar plate;
c) a control chip; and
d) a heat dissipation boss; the heat dissipation boss comprising a first side surface;whereinthe side wall extends from and is substantially perpendicular to the bottom plate;
the first chamber is limited by the bottom plate and the side wall;
the control circuit board is disposed within the first chamber;
the control chip is disposed on the planar plate of the control circuit board;
the side wall is depressed toward the first chamber to form the heat dissipation boss;
the first side surface of the heat dissipation boss is adjacent to the first chamber and is substantially perpendicular to the bottom plate;
a gap is formed between the heat dissipation boss and the bottom plate;
the bottom plate is provided with a first plurality of supporting bosses;
the planar plate of the control circuit board is inserted into the gap;
the control chip clings to the first side surface of the heat dissipation boss;
the planar plate of the control circuit board is substantially parallel to the bottom plate; and
the planar plate of the control circuit board is supported by of the first plurality of supporting bosses.

US Pat. No. 10,141,780

MULTI-AGENT FUNCTION AND DISPATCH ON A SMART GRID MONITORING SYSTEM

INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR ENER...

1. A multi-agent function device, applicable to be coupled to one electric unit of a power dispatch transaction system, and the monitoring device comprising:a measurement module, operable to measure at least one real-time electric signal of the power dispatch transaction system or the electric unit;
a communication module, coupled to a main computer of the power dispatch transaction system and the other monitoring devices, and the main computer being coupled to a power company; and
a control module, coupled to the electric unit externally, and coupled to the measurement module and the communication module internally, wherein the control module executes a self-developed program to determine that the control module is a generation agent, a load agent and a storage agent and then controls the electric unit according to the at least one real-time electric signal;
wherein the communication module transmits the at least one real-time electric signal to the other monitoring devices or the main computer of the power dispatch transaction system, or receives electric demand signals from the power company or the other monitoring devices of the power dispatch transaction system via the main computer for the main computer to execute an electricity transaction with a bidding mechanism; in the bidding mechanism, when the control module is the load agent or the storage agent and receives an electricity consumption decrease request from the power company via the main computer, the control module transmits a permissible electricity consumption decrease and a desired electricity consumption decrease bonus to the main computer for the main computer to determine whether the monitor device is able to win a bid in an electricity transaction; when the control module is the generation agent or the storage agent, and receives an electricity generation increase request from the power company via the main computer, the control module transmits a permissible electricity generation increase and a desired electricity generation increase bonus to the main computer for the main computer to determine whether the monitor device is able to win the bid in the electricity transaction.

US Pat. No. 10,141,768

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MAXIMIZING WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER EFFICIENCY BY INSTRUCTING A USER TO CHANGE A RECEIVER DEVICE'S POSITION

Energous Corporation, Sa...

1. A method for receiving wireless power, comprising:receiving, by at least one antenna of a receiver device, radio frequency (RF) power transmission waves from a transmitter, the RF power transmission waves converging to form controlled constructive interference patterns and destructive interference patterns in proximity to the receiver device, wherein the destructive interference patterns form a null space that surrounds the controlled constructive interference patterns and the controlled constructive interference patterns form a pocket of RF energy to be received by the receiver device;
transmitting, by the receiver device to the transmitter, information used to determine a power level of the pocket of RF energy and efficiency of power received by the receiver device via the at least one antenna from the pocket of RF energy, wherein:
the information is determined by one or more sensors in the receiver device, and
the information used to determine the power level and efficiency indicates to the transmitter that the receiver device is receiving power at less than a maximum available efficiency; and
while receiving energy from the pocket of RF energy, instructing a user of the receiver device to change a position of the receiver device based on a comparison of respective voltage level or power received in each respective position or orientation of the receiver device until a level of efficiency that is no less than the maximum available efficiency is achieved for the efficiency of power received by the receiver device via the at least one antenna.

US Pat. No. 10,141,697

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

LOTES CO., LTD, Keelung ...

1. An electrical connector configured to be electrically connected with a mating connector, comprising:an insulating body, comprising a mating cavity enclosed by a top plate, a bottom plate and two side plates, the mating cavity allows an insertion portion of the mating connector to be inserted backward therein, wherein the top plate and the bottom plate are provided with a plurality of accommodating grooves, a front end of each of the two side plates is backward concavely provided with a groove, and the grooves communicate with the mating cavity;
a plurality of terminals, correspondingly accommodated in the accommodating grooves;
a shielding shell, fixed to the insulating body and provided with a top wall and two side walls located on two opposite sides of the top wall, wherein a mating port is enclosed by front ends of the top wall and the two side walls, the mating port is larger than the mating cavity, the top wall shields the top plate and extends forward beyond the top plate, and each of the side walls shields a corresponding one of the side plates and extends forward beyond the corresponding one of the side plates; and
two protective members, respectively and correspondingly accommodated in the grooves, wherein a front end of each of the protective members is spaced from the front end of a corresponding one of the side walls in a front-rear direction.

US Pat. No. 10,141,658

ANTENNA MODULE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An antenna module comprising:a multilayer board;
a phased array antenna that includes a plurality of antenna elements arranged on an outer face of a second conductor layer included in the multilayer board and adjusts one or more beam directions of the plurality of antenna elements by controlling a phase of each of radio frequency signals transmitted from the plurality of antenna elements;
a radio frequency (RF) chip that is arranged on an outer face of a plurality of first conductor layers included in the multilayer board and outputs the radio frequency signal;
a matching circuit that is arranged on the outer face of the plurality of first conductor layers and adjusts matching between impedance of the plurality of antenna elements and impedance of the RF chip;
a through hole that couples the plurality of first conductor layers and the second conductor layer; and
one or more vias that are on an outer side in a diameter direction of the through hole and couples the plurality of first conductor layers.

US Pat. No. 10,141,641

DUAL BAND ANTENNA APPARATUS AND DUAL BAND ANTENNA MODULE

PEGATRON CORPORATION, Ta...

1. A dual band antenna apparatus, comprising:a heat sink; and
a dual band antenna, the heat sink being disposed on the dual band antenna, and the dual band antenna comprising:
a first radiator, disposed opposite to the heat sink, and having a first open terminal, a first ground terminal and a feeding point, wherein the first radiator receives a feeding signal through the feeding point to generate a first resonance mode, and thus the dual band antenna is capable of receiving or sending and both a first band signal; and
a second radiator, connected to the heat sink, and having a second open terminal and a second ground terminal, wherein the second open terminal of the second radiator is coupled to the first radiator, and is excited to generate a second resonance mode, and thus the dual band antenna is capable of receiving or sending and both a second band signal.

US Pat. No. 10,141,599

NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY

SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD.,...

1. A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery comprising:a battery element formed by laminating and winding a positive electrode and a negative electrode with a separator interposed there between, wherein the positive electrode includes a positive electrode current collector and a positive electrode active material layer formed on both surfaces of the positive electrode current collector, and the negative electrode includes a negative electrode current collector and a negative electrode active material layer having a lower resistance value than that of the positive electrode active material layer and formed on both surfaces of the negative electrode current collector; and
a battery can housing the battery element,
wherein the positive electrode includes a positive electrode current-collector-exposed portion, in which the positive electrode current collector is exposed over a length dimension of not less than one turn of the winding of the battery element, in an intermediate layer portion of the winding,
the negative electrode includes an active material layer separation portion, which suppresses diffusion of ions contributing to electromotive force through the negative electrode active material layer, at an exposed side with respect to both exposed ends of the positive electrode current-collector-exposed portion, and
wherein the positive electrode includes a first end and a second end, each coated on both surfaces with the positive electrode active material layer, and the intermediate layer portion is located between the first end and the second end of the positive electrode,
wherein the negative electrode includes a slit having a predetermined separation dimension as the active material layer separation portion.

US Pat. No. 10,141,513

POLYMERIC LIGHT EMITTING SUBSTANCE AND POLYMER LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE USING THE SAME

SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY...

1. A polymer light emitting substance having a polystyrene reduced number-average molecular weight of from 103 to 108,wherein the polymer light emitting substance comprises one or more repeating units of the general formula (1), and one or more repeating units having in a side chain a metal complex structure showing light emission from the triplet excited state, and
the metal complex structure showing light emission from the triplet excited state is represented by the below formula (6):

wherein Ar1 represents an arylene group or a divalent heterocyclic compound group; R1 and R2 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an aryl group, a monovalent heterocyclic compound group or a cyano group; and n represents 0 or 1,

wherein M represents a rhenium atom, an osmium atom, an iridium atom, a platinum atom, or a gold atom; Ar represents a ligand bonded to M via one or more of a nitrogen atom, an oxygen atom, a carbon atom, a sulfur atom and a phosphorus atom, with bonding to a main chain of the polymer light emitting substance at an arbitrary position via an atom, a direct bond or a divalent group; L represents a hydrogen atom, a hydrocarbon group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms, a carboxylate group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms, a diketonate group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms, a halogen atom, an amide group, an imide group, an alkoxide group, an alkylmercapto group, a carbonyl ligand, an arylene ligand, an alkene ligand, an alkyne ligand, an amine ligand, an imine ligand, a nitrile ligand, an isonitrile ligand, a phosphine ligand, a phosphine oxide ligand, a phosphate ligand, an ether ligand, a sulfone ligand, a sulfoxide ligand or a sulfide ligand; m represents an integer of 1 to 5; and o represents an integer of 0 to 5.

US Pat. No. 10,141,507

BIASED PLASMA OXIDATION METHOD FOR ROUNDING STRUCTURE

MACRONIX INTERNATIONAL CO...

1. A method of making a memory cell, comprising:forming an interlayer conductor extending from an upper surface to a lower surface of an insulation layer, wherein a first end of the interlayer conductor is coupled to a terminal of an access device, and a second end of the interlayer conductor has a top surface coplanar with the upper surface of the insulation layer; and
forming a memory element from the second end of the interlayer conductor including:
a bombardment step which smooths and rounds edges of a top portion of the memory element, and rounds edges of the insulation layer proximate to the memory element, and
an oxidation step creating metal oxide in the memory element.

US Pat. No. 10,141,465

EPITAXIAL LIFT-OFF PROCESSED GAAS THIN-FILM SOLAR CELLS INTEGRATED WITH NON-TRACKING MINI-COMPOUND PARABOLIC CONCENTRATORS

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A method for integrating a thin-film solar cell with non-tracking miniconcentrators, said method comprising:providing a growth substrate;
depositing at least one protection layer on the growth substrate;
depositing at least one sacrificial layer on the at least one protection layer;
depositing a photoactive cell on the sacrificial layer, wherein the photoactive cell is inverted;
forming a patterned metal layer comprising an array of mesas on the photoactive cell by a photolithography method, wherein the mesas are separated by one or more trenches that extend through the patterned metal layer and the photoactive cell to the sacrificial layer;
bonding the patterned metal layer to a metallized surface of a plastic sheet;
etching the sacrificial layer with one or more etch steps that remove the photoactive cell from the growth substrate to form thin film solar cells bonded to the plastic sheet;
dicing the thin film solar cells bonded to the plastic sheet along the one or more trenches;
fabricating compound parabolic concentrators from a plastic material; and
transferring the thin film solar cells onto the compound parabolic concentrators by an adhesive-free bonding step to form an integrated thin film solar cell and compound parabolic concentrator.

US Pat. No. 10,141,464

SOLAR CELL MODULE

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A solar cell module comprising:a plurality of bi-facial solar cells having a front surface and a back surface, respectively, wherein light is incident to both of the front surface and the back surface of each of the plurality of bi-facial solar cells;
a light transmission protection part positioned on the front surfaces of the plurality of bi-facial solar cells;
a front protection part positioned between the light transmission protection part and the front surfaces of the plurality of bi-facial solar cells;
a back sheet positioned on the back surfaces of the plurality of bi-facial solar cells, wherein the back sheet includes a first area overlapping the plurality of bi-facial solar cells and having a first transmittance, and a second area being a remaining portion except the first area and having a second transmittance different from the first transmittance; and
a back protection part positioned between the back sheet and the back surfaces of the plurality of bi-facial solar cells,
wherein the back sheet includes:
a base layer,
a first sheet layer positioned between a first surface of the base layer and the back protection part,
a second sheet layer selectively positioned on a second surface of the base layer to correspond to the second area, and
a third sheet layer positioned on the second surface of the base layer and on the second sheet layer.

US Pat. No. 10,141,449

OXIDE THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, ARRAY SUBSTRATE AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. An oxide thin film transistor, comprising:a gate oxide layer; and
an oxide channel layer comprising a front channel oxide layer and a back channel oxide layer, the front channel oxide layer located between the back channel oxide layer and the gate oxide layer and in contact with the gate oxide layer, a conduction band bottom of the back channel oxide layer higher than a conduction band bottom of the front channel oxide layer, and a band gap of the back channel oxide layer larger than a band gap of the front channel oxide layer;
wherein a material of the back channel oxide layer is the same as a material of the front channel oxide layer, the material of the back channel oxide layer includes ion-doping, and the material of the front channel oxide layer includes no ion-doping or includes ion-doping different from that of the material of the back channel oxide layer.

US Pat. No. 10,141,396

PROTECTED ELECTRONIC CHIP

STMicroelectronics (Rouss...

1. An electronic chip, comprising:a doped semiconductor substrate of a first conductivity type;
a doped buried layer of a second conductivity type overlying the doped semiconductor substrate;
a first doped well of the first conductivity type overlying the doped buried layer;
a first wall of the second conductivity type in contact with the doped buried layer and surrounding the first doped well;
circuit components formed at a top surface of the first doped well and separated from the doped buried layer; and
a current detector coupled to the doped buried layer and connected between a node configured to carry a voltage potential and the first wall, the current detector configured to detect a bias current flowing into or out of the doped buried layer, wherein the current detector comprises:
a resistor coupled between the node configured to carry the voltage potential and the first wall;
an inverter with an input coupled to the node configured to carry the voltage potential;
a comparator coupled across the resistor, the comparator having a positive input coupled to the first wall and a negative input coupled to the node configured to carry the voltage potential; and
an OR gate with a first input coupled to an output of the inverter and a second input coupled to an output of the comparator.

US Pat. No. 10,141,380

ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DISPLAY DEVICE

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

1. An organic light emitting display device, comprising:a plurality of pixels, each of the plurality of pixels having a plurality of first sub pixels, at least one second sub pixel, and at least one third sub pixel,
wherein the plurality of first sub pixels of one pixel of the plurality of pixels are disposed along a first line extended in a first direction,
wherein the at least one second sub pixel of the one pixel is disposed on one side of the first line and the at least one third sub pixel of the one pixel is disposed on the other side of the first line,
wherein the at least one second sub pixel and the at least one third sub pixel of the one pixel are disposed along a second line extended in a second direction different from the first direction, and
wherein a reference pixel among the plurality of pixels and an adjacent pixel adjacent to the reference pixel in the second direction are symmetric with respect to a boundary line between the reference pixel and the adjacent pixel.

US Pat. No. 10,141,366

STACKED SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP RGBZ SENSOR

Google Inc., Mountain Vi...

1. A method comprising:forming a backside illumination pixel array including (i) pixels of a first type, and, (ii) for each pixel, a light guide structure between the pixel and a front side surface of the backside illumination pixel array;
forming a front side illumination pixel array including (i) pixels of a second type, and, (ii) for each pixel, a light guide structure between the pixel and a front side surface of the front side pixel array; and
stacking the backside illumination pixel array on the front side illumination pixel array.

US Pat. No. 10,141,365

SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE HAVING IMPROVED LIGHT-COLLECTION, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. An imaging device, comprising:a substrate having a first side as a light-incident side and a second side opposite to the first side;
a first photoelectric conversion region disposed in the substrate;
a second photoelectric conversion region disposed adjacent to the first photoelectric conversion region in the substrate;
a third photoelectric conversion region disposed adjacent to the second photoelectric conversion region in the substrate;
a silicon oxide film disposed over the first side of the substrate;
a hafnium oxide film disposed over the silicon oxide film;
a first light-shielding film disposed over the hafnium oxide film, the first light-shielding film disposed between the first photoelectric conversion region and the second photoelectric conversion region;
a second light-shielding film disposed over the hafnium oxide film, the second light-shielding film disposed between the second photoelectric conversion region and the third photoelectric conversion region;
a titanium nitride film disposed between the hafnium oxide film and the first light-shielding film;
a trench including a first trench portion and a second trench portion;
a plurality of photoelectric conversion portions, wherein a photoelectric conversion portion of the plurality of photoelectric conversion portions is disposed between the first trench portion and the second trench portion; and
a metallic oxide film including a first portion, a second portion and a third portion,
wherein,
the first portion is disposed in the first trench portion,
the second portion is disposed in the second trench portion, and
the third portion is overlapping with the photoelectric conversion portion.

US Pat. No. 10,141,363

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

Renesas Electronics Corpo...

1. A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device that has a solid-state imaging element of a back side illumination type, comprising the steps of:(a) providing a semiconductor substrate that comprises a main surface and a back surface on the opposite side of the main surface;
(b) forming an element separation region at a part of the main surface of a second region that surrounds a first region of the semiconductor substrate in plan view;
(c) forming an insulation film that covers the main surface of the semiconductor substrate exposed from the element separation region in the second region;
(d) after the step (c), forming a silicide layer that is in contact with the main surface of the semiconductor substrate of the first region;
(e) after the step (d), forming a wiring layer over the main surface of the semiconductor substrate and joining a support substrate above the wiring layer;
(f) after the step (e), exposing the insulation film by removing the semiconductor substrate of the second region; and
(g) after the step (f), cutting the wiring layer and the support substrate of the second region, and thereby obtaining the solid-state imaging element that includes the semiconductor substrate of the first region.

US Pat. No. 10,141,357

PHOTOSENSOR SUBSTRATE

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A photosensor substrate comprising:a substrate;
a plurality of photoelectric transducers disposed on the substrate; and
transistors connected to the photoelectric transducers, respectively; wherein
the transistors each include
a semiconductor layer supported by the substrate,
a drain electrode and a source electrode facing each other in a direction parallel to a plane of the substrate, with the semiconductor layer interposed therebetween,
a gate insulating film covering the semiconductor layer, the drain electrode, and the source electrode, and
a gate electrode facing the semiconductor layer with the gate insulating film interposed therebetween, and
the photoelectric transducers each include
a lower electrode connected to the drain electrode or the source electrode via a contact hole provided in the gate insulating film,
a semiconductor film in contact with the lower electrode, and
an upper electrode facing the lower electrode with the semiconductor film interposed therebetween,
wherein the gate electrode of the transistor and the lower electrode of the photoelectric transducer are disposed at an identical layer level and made of an identical material.

US Pat. No. 10,141,294

MICROELECTRONICS PACKAGE WITH SELF-ALIGNED STACKED-DIE ASSEMBLY

Qorvo US, Inc., Greensbo...

1. A method comprising:providing a precursor package including a module substrate, a first flip chip die attached to an upper surface of the module substrate, and a first mold compound over and surrounding the first flip chip die, wherein:
the first flip chip die comprises a first device layer, a plurality of first interconnects extending from a lower surface of the first device layer to the upper surface of the module substrate, a first dielectric layer over an upper surface of the first device layer, and a first silicon substrate over the first dielectric layer; and
the first device layer includes a first coupling component that is embedded in the first device layer;
thinning down the first mold compound to expose a backside of the first silicon substrate of the first flip chip die;
removing substantially the first silicon substrate to form a first opening within the first mold compound and provide a first thinned flip chip die with an upper surface, wherein:
the first mold compound provides vertical walls of the first opening, which are aligned with edges of the first thinned flip chip die in both X-direction and Y-direction;
the X-direction and the Y-direction are parallel to the upper surface of the module substrate, and the X-direction and the Y-direction are orthogonal to each other; and
the upper surface of the first thinned flip chip die is exposed at a bottom of the first opening; and
placing a second die in the first opening to stack with the first thinned flip chip die, wherein:
the second die comprises a second coupling component embedded therein; and
the second coupling component is mirrored to the first coupling component.

US Pat. No. 10,141,276

SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Powertech Technology Inc....

1. A semiconductor package structure, comprising:a redistribution structure, having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface;
at least one package structure over the first surface of the redistribution structure, wherein the at least one package structure comprises:
at least one die, having a plurality of first conductive terminals thereon;
a first encapsulant, encapsulating the at least one die, wherein the first encapsulant exposes at least part of the first conductive terminals;
a redistribution layer over the first encapsulant, wherein the redistribution layer is electrically connected to the first conductive terminals; and
a plurality of second conductive terminals, electrically connected between the redistribution layer and the redistribution structure; and
a second encapsulant, encapsulating the at least one package structure, wherein the second encapsulant exposes at least part of the second conductive terminals.

US Pat. No. 10,141,206

SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND GAP WASHING METHOD

SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd....

1. A substrate processing apparatus comprising:a substrate holding unit which holds a substrate in a horizontal posture;
a body which includes an outer circumferential surface including an opposing portion opposite a central portion of an upper surface of the substrate, wherein the body is extended in an up/down direction, and the body has an outline that is cylindrical;
an opposing member which includes an inner circumferential surface that surrounds an outer circumference of the body and forms a cylindrical gap with the outer circumferential surface of the body and which opposes the upper surface of the substrate;
a washing liquid discharge port which is formed in the outer circumferential surface of the body and discharges a washing liquid downward in an oblique and radial direction of the body and towards the inner circumferential surface of the opposing member;
a washing liquid supply unit which supplies the washing liquid to the washing liquid discharge port;
a rotation unit which relatively rotates the opposing member and the body around a rotational axis passing through the central portion of the upper surface of the substrate; and
a washing control unit which controls the washing liquid supply unit and the rotation unit so as to wash the cylindrical gap,
wherein the washing control unit performs a rotation step of controlling the rotation unit so as to relatively rotate the opposing member and the body and a washing liquid discharging step of controlling the washing liquid supply unit so as to discharge the washing liquid from the washing liquid discharge port simultaneously with the rotation step.

US Pat. No. 10,141,197

THERMOSONICALLY BONDED CONNECTION FOR FLIP CHIP PACKAGES

STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L....

1. A method of making a package, comprising:plating a plurality of finish plating layers on a first surface of a leadframe;
etching the first surface of the leadframe to form leads, wherein ends of the leads include the finish plating layers;
inserting the finish plating layers into openings in a passivation layer on a surface of a semiconductor die;
thermosonically bonding the finish plating layers directly to bond pads of the semiconductor die by a thermosonic bonding process, wherein the finish plating layers are bonded directly to the bond pads without conductive bumps or conductive bonding wires therebetween; and
encapsulating the semiconductor die and the leads in an encapsulant.

US Pat. No. 10,141,179

FAST START RF INDUCTION LAMP WITH METALLIC STRUCTURE

Lucidity Lights, Inc., C...

1. An induction RF fluorescent lamp, comprising:a bulbous vitreous portion of the induction RF fluorescent lamp comprising a lamp envelope filled with a working gas mixture;
a power coupler comprising at least one winding of an electrical conductor for receiving an alternating voltage and current to generate an alternating magnetic field and thereby induce an alternating electric field within the lamp envelope;
an electronic ballast providing appropriate voltage and current to the power coupler; and
a first metallic structure attached to a cavity wall and extending outwardly radially therefrom and within the bulbous vitreous portion outside a re-entrant cavity comprising mercury, the first metallic structure mounted within the lamp envelope and adapted to absorb power from the electric field and induce discharge during a turn-on phase of the induction RF fluorescent lamp in a manner sufficient to rapidly heat and vaporize the mercury and promote rapid luminous development during the turn-on phase of the induction RF fluorescent lamp.

US Pat. No. 10,141,175

QUASI-PLANAR MULTI-REFLECTING TIME-OF-FLIGHT MASS SPECTROMETER

LECO Corporation, St. Jo...

1. A multi-reflecting time-of-flight mass spectrometer comprising:two quasi-planar electrostatic ion mirrors extended along a drift Z-direction and formed of parallel electrodes, wherein said mirrors are separated by a field-free region;
a pulsed ion source to release ion packets at a small angle to an X-direction which is orthogonal to the drift Z-direction, such that the ion packets are reflected between the ion mirrors and drift along the drift Z-direction direction;
a receiver to receive the ion packets;
wherein said mirrors are positioned to provide time-of-flight focusing on said receiver and provide spatial focusing in a Y-direction orthogonal to both the drift Z-direction and the ion injection X-direction;
wherein at least one of said mirrors has a periodic feature providing modulation of electrostatic field along the drift Z-direction for the purpose of periodic spatial focusing of the ion packets in the Z-direction; and
wherein said periodic feature comprises at least one of the following:
at least one mirror electrode having an opening varying in height in the Y-direction;
at least one mirror electrode with varying width along the X-direction; or
a set of periodic lenses incorporated into an internal electrode of at least one of said mirrors.

US Pat. No. 10,141,159

SAMPLE OBSERVATION DEVICE HAVING A SELECTABLE ACCELERATION VOLTAGE

Hitachi High-Technologies...

1. A sample observation device, comprising:a charged particle optical column configured to irradiate a sample with a charged particle beam at a first acceleration voltage, the sample having a target part to be observed which is a concave part;
a detector configured to detect charged particles obtained by irradiation with the charged particle beam;
an imaging system in communication with the detector, the imaging system being configured to form an image including the target part to be observed on the basis of an output of the detector and to extract brightness information of the concave part and a periphery part of the concave part from the formed image;
a controller in communication with the imaging system, the controller having a memory configured to store in advance, at each of a plurality of acceleration voltages, information indicating a relationship between a brightness ratio of the concave part to the periphery part of the concave part in a standard sample and a value indicating at least one of depth and aspect ratio of the concave part in the standard sample; and
a processor configured to: i) calculate the brightness ratio of the concave part and the periphery part based on the extracted brightness information, ii) compare the calculated brightness ratio with a brightness ratio stored in the memory, iii) select an acceleration voltage stored in association with the brightness ratio stored in the memory, and iv) generate a control signal that changes the acceleration voltage applied to the charged particle beam.

US Pat. No. 10,141,130

LOCKING MECHANISM

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. An apparatus for use with a circuit interrupting apparatus shiftable between ON and OFF conditions, the apparatus comprising:a cabinet configured to contain the circuit interrupting apparatus and having a door with an inner side, an outer side, and an aperture;
a plate mounted on the inner side of the door for movement between ON and OFF positions, and configured to shift the circuit interrupting apparatus between the ON and OFF conditions upon movement of the plate between the ON and OFF positions;
a handle supported on the outer side of the door and linked with the plate to move the plate between the ON and OFF positions upon movement of the handle between corresponding ON and OFF positions;
a latch supported on the outer side of the door for movement through the aperture into and out of a locked position blocking movement of the plate into the ON position;
a spring supported on the outer side of the door in a condition biasing the latch out of the locked position;
a driving member supported on the outer side of the door for movement against the latch to move the latch into the locking position against the bias of the spring; and
a key configured to move the driving member against the latch.

US Pat. No. 10,140,979

MODELING A CLASS POSTERIOR PROBABILITY OF CONTEXT DEPENDENT PHONEMES IN A SPEECH RECOGNITION SYSTEM

CONDUENT BUSINESS SERVICE...

1. A computer implemented method for modeling a class posterior probability of context dependent phonemes in a Hidden Markov Model based speech recognition system, the computer implemented method comprising:receiving a N-dimensional feature vector x1, x2, . . . , xN with a respective M-dimensional class label vector b1, b2, . . . , bM, where (x,b) represents the xth feature and its label;
assigning a feature to each node of an input layer of a representation network comprising an input layer of N nodes and G?2 intermediate layers of nodes with each intermediate layer having Ng nodes, where g ?(1, G), all edges of all nodes of the input layer being connected to all nodes of a first intermediate layer, all edges of all nodes of each intermediate layer being connected to all nodes of a next successive intermediate layer;
computing, for all nodes of each intermediate layer, discriminative features based on features of nodes in a preceding layer;
discretizing features of last intermediate layer ZG into E-intervals to obtain a discretized layer Z, where E?2;
generating a feature vector Q=(q1, q2, . . . , qV) by randomly selecting V ?(1, NG) features from discretized layer Z;
for f=1 to F, hashing Q into Qf=(q1f, q2f, . . . , qVf), where Qf is obtained from the fth hashing, where F?2;
determining an equivalent scalar representation for each Qf;
for f=1 to F, determining a posterior probability Pf for each (x, b) pair based on the determined respective equivalent scalar representation;
use the posterior probabilities to improve classification accuracy in the Hidden Markov Model based speech recognition system; and
use the Hidden Markov Model based speech recognition system to recognize speech.

US Pat. No. 10,140,946

DISPLAY ASSEMBLY WITH MULTIPLE FLAT LENSES WITH OPTICAL ADHESIVES TO GENERATE A NON-LINEAR SURFACE

Visteon Global Technologi...

1. A display assembly, comprising:a first lens connected to a first display driver, the first lens having a first edge and a second edge;
a second lens connected to a second display driver, the second lens having a first edge and a second edge, the second lens forming an angle with the first lens by directly abutting the second edge of the first lens and the first edge of the second lens; and
an adhesive layer applied to the first lens and the second lens,
the adhesive layer forming a non-linear surface,
the non-linear surface beginning at the first edge of the first lens and ending at the second edge of the second lens, and
the non-linear surface being only disposed on a visible portion of the first and second lenses,
wherein the adhesive layer forms a partial cylindrical-shaped object, and
wherein a circular surface of the partial cylindrical-shaped object is formed by an outwardly curved surface forming from the first edge of the first lens to the second edge of the second lens.

US Pat. No. 10,140,914

ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE (OLED) DISPLAY APPARATUS FOR MINIMIZING AN OUTGAS GENERATED DURING A PROCESS OF LASER REPAIRING

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

1. An organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display apparatus for minimizing an outgas generated during a process of laser repairing comprising:a substrate having a plurality of pixels, all of the plurality of pixels including a driving element and an organic light-emitting element;
a plurality of wiring electrodes extended from a source electrode or a drain electrode of the driving element in all of the plurality of pixels; and
an organic insulating layer on the driving element in all of the plurality of pixels, the organic insulating layer having a first repair opening on the wiring electrode in all of the plurality of pixels,
wherein at least one of the wiring electrodes corresponding to the first repair opening does not have opening area.

US Pat. No. 10,140,866

CHARGEABILITY PRESENTING METHOD AND CHARGEABILITY PRESENTING SYSTEM

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A chargeability presenting method using a vehicle parking place system, the vehicle parking place system including:a management apparatus that is connected to one or more vehicle parking places through a network to manage the one or more vehicle parking places and an information terminal that is connected to the management apparatus through the network, each vehicle parking place having a charging space where a vehicle including an electric vehicle is parkable and a charger for wirelessly charging the vehicle is installed, the method comprising:
a search indicator outputting search indication information indicating that the vehicle parking place where the charging space is vacant is to be searched for;
a vehicle detector outputting vehicle presence information indicating whether or not a vehicle is present in each charging space, upon obtaining the search indication information;
a detection indicator outputting detection indication information indicating that presence of a foreign object, other than a vehicle, in a wireless power-supply region in each charging space is to be detected;
a foreign-object detector attempting to detect a foreign object and outputting foreign-object information indicating a result of the detection, upon obtaining the detection indication information; and
a display displaying, on a display device included in the information terminal, an image that is generated based on the vehicle presence information and the foreign-object information and that indicates a degree of chargeability in each vehicle parking place in a predetermined form.

US Pat. No. 10,140,855

ENHANCED TRAFFIC DETECTION BY FUSING MULTIPLE SENSOR DATA

ITERIS, INC., Santa Ana,...

1. A method, comprising:receiving input data representing a field of view of a roadway at or near a traffic intersection, the input data including data collected from a first sensor, and data collected from a second sensor;
analyzing the input data within a computing environment in one or more data processing modules executed in conjunction with at least one specifically-configured processor, the one or more data processing modules configured to fuse the data from the first sensor with the data from the second sensor, by
identifying a first object detection zone in the field of view from the data collected from the first sensor, and a second object detection zone in the field of view from the data collected from the second sensor,
selecting a plurality of boundary points in the first object detection zone, and a plurality of points in the second object detection zone that correspond to the boundary points in the first detection zone,
estimating a transformation matrix for a planar area comprising the field of view by mapping the plurality of points in a plane of the road roadway as seen by the second sensor, to the plurality of boundary points in a plane of the roadway as seen by the first sensor to correct a perspective distortion between the data collected by the first sensor and the data collected by the second sensor to transpose the first object detection zone onto the second object detection zone to create a combined detection zone, by applying the selected points that correspond to the plurality of boundary points to calibrate arbitrary planar coordinates between the first object detection zone and the second object detection zone, and mapping a plurality of vectors representing common data points to transform the arbitrary planar coordinates to find an equivalent zone location and an equivalent shape between the first object detection zone and the second object detection zone; and
evaluating one or more attributes of the combined detection zone to detect an object in the field of view of the roadway.

US Pat. No. 10,140,795

FOOD STORAGE APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A food storage apparatus comprising:a body in which a storage space for storing food is formed;
a door installed on the body to be openable;
a locking unit which locks the door;
a communication unit which communicates with an external terminal to receive a locking command;
an image sensor installed to face toward front or side of the body to take an ambient image of the door;
a proximity sensor which senses an object which approaches the door; and
a control unit which controls the locking unit to lock the door when the locking command is received from the terminal,
wherein the control unit controls the image sensor to capture an image when the proximity sensor senses an object which approaches the door within a preset distance.

US Pat. No. 10,140,743

DISPLAYING CLUSTERS OF MEDIA ITEMS ON A MAP USING REPRESENTATIVE MEDIA ITEMS

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A system, comprising:one or more hardware processors; and
one or more memories storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more hardware processors, cause the one or more hardware processors to:
access a plurality of media items;
translate geocodes associated with the plurality of media items to corresponding pixel locations on a display;
select a first representative media item;
automatically define a first region based at least in part on a size of a first reduced resolution image associated with the first representative media item and a first pixel location associated with the first representative media item;
determine a first set of media items that belong to the first region;
select a second representative media item that does not belong to the first region;
automatically define a second region based at least in part on a second pixel location associated with the second representative media item;
determine a second set of media items that belong to the second region; and
send the first reduced resolution image associated with the first representative media item to be displayed in the first region and a second reduced resolution image associated with the second representative media item to be displayed in the second region; wherein
the first reduced resolution image associated with the first representative media item and the second reduced resolution image associated with the second representative media item are displayed in their respective regions without overlap.

US Pat. No. 10,140,721

MECHANICAL SYSTEM ON COMPUTER WITH ROTATIONAL PROJECTOR AND REALSENSE™ CAMERA

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus comprising:a first portion to comprise a projector;
a second portion to comprise a camera; and
a third portion to comprise one or more computing system components,
wherein at least the first portion and the second portion are to be rotationally engaged to allow for independent rotation of the first portion and the second portion, wherein two or more stepping motors are to cause rotation of the projector and the camera along a horizontal axis or a vertical axis.

US Pat. No. 10,140,712

DETECTION OF STENT STRUTS RELATIVE TO SIDE BRANCHES

LIGHTLAB IMAGING, INC., ...

1. A method of detecting a stent strut in a representation of a blood vessel, the method comprising:storing, in memory accessible by an intravascular diagnostic system, intravascular data comprising a first group of scan lines;
detecting shadow regions in the first group of scan lines, each shadow region corresponding to one or more side branches;
detecting side branches using the shadow regions;
identifying a second group of scan lines corresponding to the detected side branches;
determining a peak intensity for each scan line in the second group of scan lines;
partitioning each scan line of the second group of scan lines into a plurality of samples;
determining an intensity threshold based on a “peak-at-line” intensity;
determining number of samples having an intensity greater than the intensity threshold;identifying a candidate scan line as containing a metal strut in a side branch when the number of samples is less than or equal to a threshold T; andvalidating the candidates scan lines to identify scan lines that include a side branch and a metal strut disposed therein.

US Pat. No. 10,140,682

DISTORTION OF DIGITAL IMAGES USING SPATIAL OFFSETS FROM IMAGE REFERENCE POINTS

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method comprising the steps of:providing a graphical user interface to display an image and an image reference point to a user, wherein the image reference point is associated with coordinates for a first set of pixels in the image;
receiving user input indicative of a change to a location of the image reference point;
determining coordinates associated with the location of the image reference point; and
determining coordinates for a second set of pixels in the image that are associated with the image reference point.

US Pat. No. 10,140,668

GIFTING ENABLED BY INTEGRATION OF COMMERCE AND SOCIAL NETWORKS

International Business Ma...

1. A computer implemented method for automatically generating and executing an e-commerce gift offer for a social network contact as a function of integrating social network data, the method comprising executing on a processor the steps of:in response to a first graphical interface input of a first user comprising a selection of an item that is offered for sale on a first web site that offers goods or services for sale, determining a category of the item;
searching social network personal data of the first user that is located on a social network web site that is different from the first web site to identify a plurality of other, second users that are each associated to the first user within the social network personal data of the first user, wherein the association of the second users to the first user is selected from the group consisting of a friend, a family member and a business associate of the first user;
filtering the identified plurality of second users to generate a subset of the plurality of second users that are each indicated by their respective individual social network profile data to like an item that is within the category or to have previously purchased an item within the category;
using the individual social network profile data of the subset plurality of the second users that is acquired from the social network web site to automatically determine a geographic location of a current residence of each of the subset plurality of the second users;
presenting a rank-ordered listing of offers to the first user to select the item for additional gift purchase for each of the subset plurality of second users by ranking the offers to family members ahead of friends and to friends ahead of offers to business associates of the first user, and as a function of distance from geographic locations of current residences of each of the second users to a geographic location of the item;
in response to a second graphical interface input of the first user comprising an acceptance of one of the rank-ordered listed offers, filtering a plurality of online retailers each offering the item for sale to generate a subset plurality of the online retailers that each offer the item for sale and provide for delivery of the item to the determined geographic location of the current residence of the second user that is identified in the accepted offer; and
automatically selecting one of the subset plurality of the online retailers for execution of the additional gift purchase of the item for the second user that is identified in the accepted offer that has, relative to remaining others of the subset plurality of the online retailers, an attribute that is selected from the group consisting of a lowest transaction cost, a highest customer satisfaction rating, and a shortest estimated shipping time.

US Pat. No. 10,140,661

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING INVESTMENTS

1. A computer-implemented method, the method comprising:receiving, using a computer, an input from a user computing device on a first user interface displayed on the user computing device, where the input causes a configuration of parameters for determining a relationship between more than one deal code record;
generating, using the computer, a first deal code record comprising an identification of a primary position;
storing, using the computer, the first deal code record in a database;
querying, using the computer, for performance data over historical periods regarding the primary position;
determining, using the computer, whether performance data regarding at least the primary position during each historical period satisfies a profit and loss threshold value;
automatically generating, using the computer, matrix data representing a relationship between the first deal code record and a second deal code record based at least on a first value representing each historical period where performance data for the first deal code record that satisfies the threshold value compared to a second value representing each historical period where performance data for the second deal code record that satisfies the threshold value, wherein the matrix data comprises a first array data representing each of the first deal code and second deal code along a first axis, a second array data also representing each of the first deal code and second deal code along a second axis, and a visible indicator representing the relationship between each deal code record on in the first array data on the first axis with each deal code record in the second array data on the second axis at a point in the matrix corresponding to each deal code associated with a particular relationship; and
using the generated data representing the relationship, generating and transmitting, using the computer, to the user computing device a second user interface for display on the user computing device, wherein the user interface presents the matrix data having the visible indicator that represents the relationship between the first deal code record and the second deal code record, and wherein the visible indicator characterizes a value of an extent of the relationship along a scale based upon the input in the first user interface.

US Pat. No. 10,140,658

COMMODITY BACKED VIRTUAL CURRENCY METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR NETWORK TRANSACTIONS

1. A computerized method for managing a user account, the method comprising:receiving, by a currency computer system, a transfer of first funds into a user account, wherein the first funds have a first value;
purchasing, by the currency computer system, a commodity or a valuable asset to back the first funds from a commodity exchange computer system, wherein the commodity or asset has a second value, and the first and second values are the same;
using an encryption engine, encrypting virtual currency to generate encrypted virtual currency;
entering the encrypted virtual currency into a public ledger database, wherein the public ledger database is publically accessible;
transforming, by the currency computer system, the first funds into virtual funds based on the second value the commodity or asset purchased from the commodity exchange computer system by the currency computer system, wherein the virtual funds are at least a portion of the encrypted virtual currency;
entering, by the currency computer system, the second value for the virtual funds into the user account based on the commodity or asset purchased from the commodity exchange computer system by the currency computer system;
entering, by the currency computer system, the second value for the virtual funds held in the user account in the public ledger database, which is adapted for public inspection;
tracking, in an repeating manner by the currency computer system, a third value of the commodity or asset purchased from the commodity exchange computer system by the currency computer system;
calculating in a repeating manner by the currency computer system, a difference between the third value and the second value;
increasing or decreasing the second value of the virtual funds by the difference, in a repeating manner by the currency computer system, based on the value of the commodity or asset being the third value when tracked by the currency computer system, wherein the user account is accessible by the currency computer system, for making purchases or an additional transfer of the virtual funds to another user account;
receiving, by the currency computer system, a request to transform the virtual funds in the user account into second funds in the user account on a first date;
decrypting the virtual funds;
verifying the authenticity of the virtual funds as authentic, subsequent to and based on decrypting the virtual funds;
entering, by the currency computer system, a fourth value for the second fund into the user account based on a sale value of the commodity or asset on the first date;
entering a deduction for the fourth value of the virtual funds held in the user account from the public ledger database; and
selling, by the currency computer system, the commodity or asset on a second date to generate a fifth value for third funds, wherein the fourth and fifth values are different values and the first and second dates are different dates.

US Pat. No. 10,140,643

METHOD FOR ACQUISITION AND DISTRIBUTION OF PRODUCT PRICE INFORMATION

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A method for determining product price information, includingcapturing a data signal including image data, voice data and/or keypad input data, the captured data signal including information related to a price of a product, to a point of retail of the product and to a type of the product;
determining metadata including a geographic position of the capturing and a time of the capturing;
determining a piece of product price information including the type of the product, the price of the product, and the point of retail by analyzing the captured data signal;
determining a probability of correctness of the piece of product price information as credibility data of the piece of product price information, the probability of correctness being based at least in part on signal quality indicating whether noise has degraded the captured data signal and further depending on personal credibility data of a user of a device at which the data signal has been captured, the personal credibility data being derived from at least one of credibility data of information previously provided by the user and information about personal credibility of the user provided by other users; and
including the piece of product price information, the metadata and the respective credibility data into a database.

US Pat. No. 10,140,628

CONTENT BASED SELECTION AND META TAGGING OF ADVERTISEMENT BREAKS

The Nielsen Company, (US)...

1. A method for identifying an advertisement to include in source material to increase an effectiveness of the advertisement, the method comprising:determining, by executing an instruction with a processor, a first resonance of a first subject to a first portion of the source material and a second resonance of the first subject to a second portion of the source material based on first neuro-response data gathered from the first subject exposed to the source material, the first neuro-response data including two frequency bands of electroencephalographic data, the first resonance to be determined based on a coherence between the two frequency bands;
identifying, by executing an instruction with the processor, a first priming level of the first portion of the source material based on a first attribute of the source material and the first resonance;
identifying, by executing an instruction with the processor, a second priming level of the second portion of the source material based on a second attribute of the source material and the second resonance;
retrieving, by executing an instruction with the processor, (a) a first meta-tag representative of at least one of a temporal attribute or a spatial attribute of the first portion and (b) a second meta-tag representative at least one of a temporal attribute or a spatial attribute of the second portion;
identifying, by executing an instruction with the processor, a correlation between (a) an attribute of the advertisement and (b) the first meta-tag or the second meta-tag;
selecting, by executing an instruction with the processor, (a) the first portion of the source material or (b) the second portion of the source material for inclusion of the advertisement based on the first priming level, the second priming level, and the correlation; and
transforming, by executing an instruction with the processor, the source material to include the advertisement at the first portion or the second portion.

US Pat. No. 10,140,608

METHOD AND/OR SYSTEM FOR EXTENDING PAYMENT SYSTEM ARCHITECTURES AND/OR LEGACY ORDER PROCESSING SYSTEMS TO MOBILE COMMERCE APPLICATIONS VIA TEXT MESSAGING

CardinalCommerce Corporat...

1. A text message processing system comprising:a text message processing server configured to, by at least one processor:
receive a first text message from a party, the first text message, including an identification of information being sought by the party and instructions to manipulate the identified information, wherein the first text message is inshort message service (SMS) format;
when two or more merchants share a common shortcode, identify a particular merchant by a keyword in a body of the text message;
parse the first text message to identify the information being sought by the party;
generate a request for the identified information and manipulate the identified information in accordance with the instructions, the request being in a format other than a text message format;
submit the request to an information server having access to the identified information;
obtain the identified information as manipulated from the information server, the obtained information being in a format other than a text message format;
include the obtained information in a second text message; and
send the second text message back to the party.

US Pat. No. 10,140,595

EVENT SCHEDULING

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A system, comprising:a data processing apparatus; and
a non-transitory computer readable storage medium in data communication with the data processing apparatus and storing instructions executable by the data processing apparatus and upon such execution cause the data processing apparatus to perform operations comprising:
for each of two or more requests:
receiving, by a first computer-implemented agent for a first device from second computer-implemented agent for a second device, the request a) for data identifying a first person who operates the first device who is requested to attend an event with a second person associated with the second device b) that identifies one or more constraints for attending the event, wherein the second device is a different device than the first device;
in response to receiving the request, determining, by the first computer-implemented agent using a profile for the first person, whether attributes for the first person satisfy the one or more constraints for attending the event;
in response to determining that the attributes for the first person satisfy the one or more constraints for attending the event for at least one of the two or more requests, requesting, by the first computer-implemented agent from the second computer-implemented agent, data defining additional details about the event or the second person that were not included in the request; and
in response to determining that at least one of the attributes for the first person does not satisfy a corresponding constraint from the one or more constraints for attending the event for at least one of the two or more requests, determining to skip presentation of information about the event to the first person.

US Pat. No. 10,140,591

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SUPPLEMENTING JOB POSTINGS WITH SOCIAL NETWORK DATA

ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORP...

1. A method implemented with a processor for performing social branding for a post object, comprising:accessing a plurality of data sources stored on a plurality of computing systems, wherein the plurality of data sources include a public social network source and a private social network source, wherein a private social network comprises a social network internal to a specific company and a public social network is not internal to the specific company, wherein permission is required to share social content from the private social network source, with employees in a same workgroup, with employees within a same organization, and with the public;
retrieving content from the plurality of data sources generated by a plurality of users, the content is associated with user demographic information including income, age, profession, geographic location, and importance rating, the importance rating corresponds to weights assigned to the content, and the content with a higher weight is more likely to be displayed then content with a lower weight, the content is selected based at least in part on a comparison of a vector for a post with a vector for the content or a preconfigured tag;
identifying a posting to be supplemented based on at least some of the content from the plurality of data sources, the posting comprising a post object created by the specific company and corresponding to the specific company, the post object corresponds to a job position;
storing the content in a corresponding database storage area comprising a social network conversation data area, an employee talent data area, a workplace reputation data area, and a survey data area, the content is classified, categorized, and tagged prior to performing a transformation on the content, and tags are identified for social media content based on at least a classification;
analyzing the content from the plurality of data sources to identify a subset of the content related to the post object, wherein analyzing the content comprises:
performing latent semantic analysis, semantic analysis, semantic filtering, and vector analysis on one or more social network conversations,
applying one or more tags to the one or more social network conversations based at least in part upon a result of the latent semantic analysis, the semantic analysis, the semantic filtering, and the vector analysis, and the semantic filtering is used to remove irrelevant material and confidential information from the content and to reduce occurrences of false positives, false negatives, and inappropriate responses, the semantic filtering is performed on the content from the public social network source but not on the content from the private social network source, wherein content from the public social network source is filtered differently than content from the private social network source,
clustering of the content based on at least a classification and categorization prior to transformation, and
processing talent information to generate a talent profile for the post based on employees that held or hold a position corresponding to the posting;
performing a transformation on the subset of the content related to the post object to form transformed content, the transformation comprising:
selecting one or more excerpts or portions of the content to be used for social branding by identifying an excerpt of a conversation of the one or more social network conversations based at least in part upon one or more tags associated with the conversation where the excerpt of the conversation is used to supplement the posting, and
aggregating the subset of the content related to the post object to produce one or more pieces of aggregated content, the subset of the content related to the post object comprises the one or more social network conversations, profile information corresponding to one or more users of the plurality of users where the one or more users are associated with the post object; and
supplementing the posting with at least some of the transformed content by adding the transformed content to the post object, the transformed content being based at least in part on the subset of the content related to the post object and comprising information corresponding to the posting or an organization that posted the posting.

US Pat. No. 10,140,589

OVERSTOCK INVENTORY MANAGEMENT AT RETAIL SALES FACILITIES

Walmart Apollo, LLC, Ben...

1. A method of sorting products at a retail sales facility, the method comprising:receiving identifying information associated with at least one product at the retail sales facility using an inventory management electronic device including a processor;
obtaining, using the inventory management electronic device, a demand for the at least one product from a time products identical to the at least one product were delivered to the retail sales facility;
determining, using the inventory management electronic device, that the demand for the at least one product supports storing the at least one product in the stock room in response to a calculation that the number of the products identical to the at least one product delivered to the retail sales facility is greater than the number of the products identical to the at least one product sold from the time the products identical to the at least one product were delivered to the retail sales facility;
determining, using the inventory management electronic device, a characteristic for the at least one product, the characteristic including an item category for the at least one product;
determining, using the inventory management electronic device, at least one storage bin in the stock room containing items having an identical item category to the at least one product;
outputting, using the inventory management electronic device and when the demand supports storing the at least one product in the stock room, an indication to a worker at the retail sales facility that the at least one product is to be stored in the stock room at a location selected based on the determined characteristic for the at least one product; and
indicating to the worker that the at least one product is to be binned in the determined storage bin containing the items having the identical item category to the at least one product.

US Pat. No. 10,140,557

INCREASING NETWORK TRANSMISSION CAPACITY AND DATA RESOLUTION QUALITY AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS AND COMPUTER-IMPLEMENTED METHODS FOR IMPLEMENTING THEREOF

Banuba Limited, Wan Chai...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:at a first end of a communication pipeline:
obtaining, by at least one first processor, a plurality of original content data units having a representative content associated with at least one subject;
applying, by the at least one first processor, to each original content data unit, at least one trained artificial intelligence algorithm to identify:
i) the representative content associated with the at least one subject and
ii) original background content that is not associated with the at least one subject;
removing, by the at least one first processor, from each original content data unit, the original background content to form each respective modified content data unit only having the representative content associated with the at least one subject to reduce a volume of data being transmitted resulting in an increased capacity of the communication channel;
encoding, by the at least one first processor, each respective modified content data unit in accordance with at least one data encoding-decoding methodology; and
transmitting, by the at least one first processor, each respective modified content data unit from the first end of the communication pipeline to a second end of the communication pipeline;
at the second end of the communication pipeline:
receiving, by at least one second processor, each respective modified content data unit;
decoding, by the at least one second processor, each respective modified content data unit in accordance with at least one data encoding-decoding methodology;
generating, by the at least one second processor, for each respective modified content data unit, a respective artificial background content; and
combining, by the at least one second processor, for each respective modified content data unit, the representative content associated with the at least one subject and the respective artificial background content to form each composite content data unit.

US Pat. No. 10,140,545

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DIFFERENTIATING SYNTHETIC AND NON-SYNTHETIC IMAGES

FACEBOOK, INC., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising:receiving an image;
analyzing, using a processer of a computer system, the received image to produce analyzing results;
assigning, based on the analyzing results, an image type to the received image;
identifying a plurality of transcoding parameters, wherein at least one of the transcoding parameters is selected based on the assigned image type; and
transcoding the received image using the plurality of transcoding parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,140,529

METHOD, APPARATUS AND DEVICE FOR DETECTING LANE LINES

NEUSOFT CORPORATION, She...

1. A method for detecting a lane line, comprising:determining candidate lane line regions in a lane image by filtering the lane image;
extracting center points for each of the candidate lane line regions, wherein the center points comprise a midpoint between two endpoints of each row in each of the candidate lane line regions;
obtaining a fitting curve of each of the candidate lane line regions by performing curve fitting on the center points of each of the candidate lane line regions;
classifying the candidate lane line regions as rectilinear candidate lane line regions and curvilinear candidate lane line regions according to a slope angle of the fitting curve of each of the candidate lane line regions;
dividing the candidate lane line regions into groups based on the classifying result, wherein each curvilinear candidate lane line region alone forms a group, one or more rectilinear candidate lane line regions form a group and candidate lane line regions in a same group correspond to a same lane line; and
determining two of the groups, which meet a first predetermined condition, as target groups, and recognizing candidate lane line regions in the target groups as lane line regions,
wherein the first predetermined condition comprises at least one of: a distance between lane lines corresponding to the two groups is within a first predetermined range of distance, and an included angle of the lane lines corresponding to the two groups is within a first predetermined range of included angle.

US Pat. No. 10,140,526

OBJECT DETECTING DEVICE

HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM...

1. An object detecting system comprising:two cameras configured to capture images in front of a vehicle; and
a processor configured to:
compare individual images of the two cameras and calculate a disparity for each pixel;
set a boundary between a near region close to the vehicle and a far region distant from the vehicle, in a single image of one of the two cameras;
detect an object of the near region, on the basis of the disparity; and
detect an object of the far region, on the basis of the single image,
wherein the processor configured to set the boundary further comprises the processor configured to:
output a V-Disparity image obtained by projecting, onto a virtual plane where a first axis shows the disparity and a second axis shows a coordinate position of a longitudinal direction of each pixel of the single image, data of the disparity and the coordinate position corresponding to each pixel of the single image.

US Pat. No. 10,140,493

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TAKING ACTION BASED ON CODED GRAPHICAL OBJECT IN VIDEO CONTENT

JANUS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.,...

1. A method for taking a predetermined action based on a coded graphical object in video content for display by a computer device, comprising:generating, by a host subsystem of the computer device, the video content;
receiving, by a secure subsystem of the computer device that is separate from the host subsystem, the video content over a bus of the computer device; and
determining, by the secure subsystem and transparently to the host subsystem, whether the coded graphical object is present in the video content,
wherein receiving includes the secure subsystem presenting itself as a graphics endpoint to the host subsystem, and
wherein the graphics endpoint comprises a PCIe connected graphics adapter.

US Pat. No. 10,140,488

SYSTEM CONTROLLED BY DATA BEARING RECORDS

OEConnection LLC, Richfi...

1. At least one tangible medium including non-transitory circuit executable instructions operative to cause at least one circuit executing such instructions to carry out a method comprising:a) reading with at least one reader, vehicle identifying indicia included on a tag in operative connection with a damaged vehicle,
b) operating a repair estimate calculation circuit (RECC) to
i) determine responsive at least in part to the read vehicle identifying indicia, a plurality of repair parts usable to repair the damaged vehicle, and
ii) generate a needed parts record (NPR), wherein the NPR includes parts identifying data usable to identify the plurality of repair parts,
c) operating a parts pricing circuit (PPC) to
i) receive the NPR,
ii) responsive at least in part to the NPR, produce a parts pricing record (PPR), wherein the PPR includes repair parts identifying data and respective price data for at least some of the repair parts corresponding to the parts identifying data included in the NPR,
iii) associate a unique identifier (ID) with the PPR,
iv) store the ID and the PPR in associated relation in at least one data store associated with the PPC,
v) make accessible to the RECC the PPR and the ID,
d) operating the RECC to
i) generate a repair order record responsive at least in part to the PPR, wherein the repair order record corresponds to repair of the vehicle and includes the ID,
ii) make the repair order record accessible to a vehicle repair entity (VRE) that is authorized to make repairs to the damaged vehicle,
e) operating a parts order circuit (POC) associated with a seller of vehicle repair parts, to
i) receive at least one input including the ID included in the repair order record,
ii) send the ID from the POC to the PPC,
f) operating the PPC responsive to receipt of the ID from the POC to make the PPR accessible to the POC,
g) operating the POC responsive at least in part to the PPR to cause at least one repair part corresponding to the repair parts identifying data included in the PPR, to be furnished to the VRE to install the at least one repair part on the damaged vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,140,483

ANTENNA EMBEDDED INVENTORY SHELF

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. An apparatus, comprising:an antenna embedded inventory shelf, including:
a ground plane;
a substrate positioned on top of and adjacent to the ground plane and formed of a material having a low dielectric constant;
a plurality of antenna elements positioned along an upper surface of the substrate such that a radio frequency identification (“RFID”) tag placed near an antenna element of the plurality of antenna elements will be energized by the antenna element; and
a protective cover positioned over the plurality of antenna elements, such that the plurality of antenna elements are positioned between the substrate and the protective cover.

US Pat. No. 10,140,480

ELECTRONIC COUNTER FOR FLUID FLOW TOOLS

APEX BRANDS, INC., Apex,...

1. A counter for a fluid-powered tool that includes fluid that moves along a fluid line when the tool is in operation, the counter comprising:a body with a fluid passage comprising an inlet and an outlet that is configured for the fluid to move through the passage from the inlet to the outlet when the tool is in operation;
a piston with a first end and a second end, the piston positioned within the passage between the inlet and the outlet, the piston comprising a smaller cross-sectional size than the passage to be movable along the passage;
a sensor target attached to the piston and positioned within the passage, the sensor target sized to be movable along the passage with the piston;
a non-contact proximity sensor configured to detect when the sensor target is in a predetermined range of the sensor along the passage;
a processing circuit configured to monitor when the sensor detects the sensor target within the predetermined range of the sensor; the processing circuit configured to at least one of:
determine an amount of usage of the fluid-powered tool based on a count of a number of times that the sensor detects that the sensor target is with the predetermined range of the sensor, wherein the count is greater than one; and
determine the amount of usage of the fluid-powered tool based on an amount of time that the sensor detects the sensor target is with the predetermined range of the sensor, wherein the amount of time is from each of at least two distinct time intervals that are non-contiguous in time; and
a biasing member that applies a first force to the piston to bias the sensor target away from the predetermined range,
the first force of the biasing member positioning the sensor target away from the predetermined range when the tool is not in operation;
the first force being less than a force applied by the fluid moving, along the fluid line when the fluid-powered tool is in operation with the sensor target being positioned in the predetermined range.

US Pat. No. 10,140,473

STORAGE AND PRIVACY SERVICE

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising:storing access control code defining access control rules applied to a plurality of nodes in a graph, the graph comprising the plurality of nodes and one or more edges, and the plurality of nodes comprising:
a first node representing a user,
a second node representing an object linked to the user by an edge of the one or more edges, and
a third node representing one or more of the access control rules associated with at least one of the user and the object, the third node further representing:
code defining each of the access control rules as a set of operations, wherein each operation for an access control rule returns (1) when the operation is resolved, a predetermined result, wherein the predetermined result comprises a value representing a true or a false value, and (2) when the operation is not resolved, a not definitive result, wherein the not definitive result is an indication that the operation should be skipped if the operation is not necessary for determining the access control rule;
compiling the access control code;
loading the compiled access control code for execution;
receiving a query for the object;
executing the compiled access control code to evaluate, for one of the access control rules, the corresponding set of operations that have not been skipped;
determining, for each of the one or more access control rules, a rule-result comprising a value representing a true or a false value;
determining a final result based on the one or more rule-results of the one or more access control rules, the final result indicating an allow-result or a deny-result; and
sending the object when the final result evaluates to an allow-result.

US Pat. No. 10,140,467

WORKFLOW FUNCTIONS OF CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM ENFORCED BY CLIENT DEVICE

DROPBOX, INC., San Franc...

1. A system for enforcing a workflow command on a client device in an environment where at least a portion of a shared content item is synchronized among the client device, a content management system server, and a second client device, and where the at least a portion of a shared content item is stored on the client device, content management system, and the second client device, the system comprising:the client device including at least one processor, an operating system, a storage, and a content management system client application, wherein the at least a portion of a shared content item is stored in the storage of the client device, wherein the content management system client application includes instructions effective to cause the at least one processor to:
receive a synchronization communication from the content management system server pertaining to the shared content item, the synchronization communication including a workflow command and a user account identifier having write privileges; and
determine that the user account identifier does not match a user identifier for a user account logged into the content management system client application on the client device; and
in response to determining that the user account identifier does not match, change access permissions for the shared content item on the client device to read only.

US Pat. No. 10,140,447

ATTACK PATTERN FRAMEWORK FOR MONITORING ENTERPRISE INFORMATION SYSTEMS

SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

1. A computer-implemented method executed by one or more processors, the method comprising:receiving, by the one or more processors, parameters defining a detection technique, an attack scenario, and a detection logic;
receiving, by the one or more processors, configuration data that is specific to a target system that is to be monitored, the configuration data comprising non-technical parameters indicating a significance of the target system relative to an external network and technical parameters indicating features of the target system associated with the attack scenario;
providing, by the one or more processors, an attack pattern using a specification language, the attack pattern being based on the parameters and the configuration data, the attack pattern being defined using a computer-executable description of the attack scenario and comprising a plurality of adjustable metrics defining a misuse of the target system and an anomaly of the target system, the specification language comprising a template of the attack pattern and supporting a definition, an update, and a management of the attack pattern relative to an attack pattern lifecycle;
determining, by the one or more processors, a baseline behavior of the target system, the baseline behavior comprising adjustable parameters defining one or more thresholds of deviations from the baseline behavior corresponding to the anomaly;
monitoring, by the one or more processors, the target system based on the baseline behavior, the attack pattern, and data provided by one or more logs of the target system;
selectively generating, by the one or more processors and based on monitoring, an alert indicating at least one of a potential simple end-to-end intrusion into the target system and a potential complex end-to-end intrusion into the target system, the alert being associated with at least one of the misuse of the target system and the anomaly of the target system; and
updating the configuration data, the baseline behavior, and the attack pattern, based on the alert, by modifying at least one of the plurality of adjustable metrics to reduce future false alerts.

US Pat. No. 10,140,385

CONFIGURING A PRESENTATION OF DATA BASED ON A CONTEXT

SuccessFactors, Inc., So...

1. A computer implemented method comprising:receiving a request identifying a data object defined in a data model, wherein the data model is associated with a plurality of entity types, wherein each entity type corresponds to a particular context associated with the data model, and wherein each particular context is associated with a predefined set of presentation properties specific to the particular context;
invoking data associated with the data object according to the data model;
determining whether a particular context from a set of contexts is associated with the invoked data and the identified data object, wherein determining whether the invoked data and the identified data object are associated with a particular context comprises:
determining, from the invoked data, an entity type associated with the identified data object; and
comparing the determined entity type with the contexts in the set of contexts to determine whether the determined entity type matches one of the set of contexts;
in response to determining that a particular context from the set of contexts is associated with the invoked data and the identified data object:
configuring a presentation of the data based on the predefined set of presentation properties specific to the particular context; and
providing the configured presentation of the data for displaying on a presentation interface; and
in response to determining that none of the particular contexts from the set of contexts are associated with the invoked data and the identified data object, providing a default presentation of the data for displaying on the presentation interface.

US Pat. No. 10,140,357

ANOMALY, ASSOCIATION AND CLUSTERING DETECTION

International Business Ma...

1. A method, comprising:receiving a data table comprising one or more data groups and two or more attribute groups;
merging a first one of the two or more attribute groups and a second one of the two or more attribute groups to form a merged attribute group, wherein the merged attribute group is associated with a first compression cost for compressing at least a given portion of the data table, the first compression cost being less than a second compression cost for compressing the given portion of the data table using the first attribute group and the second attribute group;
splitting a given one of the one or more data groups into the given data group and a new data group;
determining whether a cost for compressing the given data group using the merged attribute group decreases by removing at least one of the data points from the given data group; and
assigning the at least one data point to the new data group responsive to determining that the cost for compressing the given data group using the merged attributed group decreases by removing the at least one data point from the given data group;
wherein the method is performed by at least one processor device.

US Pat. No. 10,140,309

FILE TRACKING ON CLIENT MACHINES SYNCHRONIZED WITH A CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM REPOSITORY

Alfresco Software, Inc., ...

1. A computer program product comprising a machine-readable medium storing instructions that, when executed by at least one programmable processor, cause the at least one programmable processor to perform operations comprising:associating, in a local database, a first unique identifier of a local file on a client machine with a second unique identifier of a content item maintained at a content management system repository, a local client synchronization application executing at the client machine tracking a synchronization between the local file and the content item, the first unique identifier being a non-system-based identifier and embedded within the local file;
detecting, by the local client synchronization application executing at the client machine, a break in the synchronization between the local file and the content item;
retrieving, by the local client synchronization application executing at the client machine and from the local database, first unique identifier and the associated second unique identifier; and
re-associating, without reliance on file path information, the local file and the content item, by the local client synchronization application executing at the client machine, based on the associating of the first unique identifier with the second unique identifier in the local database.

US Pat. No. 10,140,244

OPTICAL MODULE AND TRANSMITTING DATA IN OPTICAL MODULE

HISENSE BROADBAND MULTIME...

1. An optical module, comprising:a micro controller unit (MCU) configured with a serial data (SDA) bus interface and N number of first serial clock (SCL) bus interfaces, wherein N is an integer greater than or equal to 2;
N number of first driving chips having a same chip address, each of the N number of first driving chips is configured with:
a SDA bus interface which is configured to be connected with the SDA bus interface on the MCU; and
a SCL bus interface which is configured to be connected with one of the N number of first SCL bus interfaces on the MCU;
wherein the MCU is configured to identify any one of the first driving chips according to an identifier of a first SCL bus interface on the MCU connected with the first driving chip; and
wherein the identifier is a serial number of a pin for the first SCL bus interface.

US Pat. No. 10,140,197

METHOD PERFORMED BY AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE CAPABLE OF COMMUNICATING WITH A READER WITH IMPROVED SELF-TESTING

OBERTHUR TECHNOLOGIES OF ...

1. A method performed by an electronic device capable of communicating with a reader, the method comprising:receiving a command emitted by the reader that powers the electronic device,
selecting an application to be executed by the electronic device on the basis of said command, and
determining whether to perform at least one self-test according to which application has been selected, wherein said at least one self-test comprises a self-test of a cryptographic function of the electronic device carried out by the electronic device,
wherein said selecting an application comprises selecting an application among a list of applications of the electronic device, each application being associated with a list of self-tests specific to the application, and
said determining whether to perform at least one self-test comprises selecting at least one self-test to be performed or none in the list of self-tests associated with the application having been selected, wherein the determining is further according to a plurality of indicators memorized in the electronic device, each indicator corresponding to at least one self-test, and
wherein each indicator indicates whether the at least one self-test corresponding to the indicator is optional, and
if the indicator memorized in the electronic device indicates that said at least one self-test corresponding to the indicator is not optional, then
after performing said at least one self-test corresponding to the indicator, the indicator is attributed a state which indicates that said at least one self-test corresponding to the indicator is optional.

US Pat. No. 10,140,161

WORKLOAD AWARE DYNAMIC CPU PROCESSOR CORE ALLOCATION

EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LL...

1. A non-transitory tangible computer-readable storage medium having stored thereon a computer program for implementing a method of workload aware dynamic CPU processor core allocation in a host computer system, the computer program including a set of instructions which, when executed by a computer, cause the computer to perform a method comprising the steps of:predicting estimated individual workloads for each emulation in a set of emulations for each decision period of a set of decision periods over a predictive time span;
using, by a Mixed Integer Programming (MIP) engine, the predicted estimated individual workloads for each emulation in the set of emulations, a set of constraints, and an optimization function, to determine sets of CPU processor cores to be allocated to each emulation during each decision period over the predictive time span; and
dynamically allocating, by the host computer system, the sets of CPU processor cores to each emulation during each decision period over the predictive time span based on an output from the MIP engine;
wherein when the CPU processor cores of the host computer system are homogeneous, the set of constraints comprises:
a first constraint specifying that for all decision periods, the sum of the number of CPU processor cores assigned to all of the emulations is equal to a total number of CPU processor cores in the host computer system; and
a second constraint specifying that for all decision periods, the normalized workload of each emulation, during the decision period, is less than the amount of collective processing capacity of the set of CPU processor cores allocated to that emulation.

US Pat. No. 10,140,118

APPLICATION DATA SYNCHRONIZATION METHOD AND APPARATUS

Huawei Device (Dongguan) ...

1. An application data synchronization method, wherein the method is applied to a terminal, a first operating system and a second operating system are installed in the terminal, a first application is installed on the first operating system, a second application is installed on the second operating system, and at least one same function is achieved by the first application and the second application, wherein the method comprises:when the second application runs on the second operating system, performing the function by using second application data, and updating the second application data according to first application data, and updating the first application data when the first application runs on the first operating system to perform the function, wherein
the first application data and the second application data are stored in the terminal, wherein updating the first application data and the second application data is performed according to a comparison of a first update time of a first file containing the first application data with respect to a second update time of a second file containing the second application data, and is performed using a storage configuration file that stores details for the first application data and second application data including storage locations, storage formats, and data sizes.

US Pat. No. 10,140,041

MAPPED RAID (REDUNDANT ARRAY OF INDEPENDENT DISKS) IN A DATA STORAGE SYSTEM WITH RAID EXTENT SUB-GROUPS THAT ARE USED TO PERFORM DRIVE EXTENT ALLOCATION AND DATA STRIPING FOR SEQUENTIAL DATA ACCESSES TO A STORAGE OBJECT

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A method of providing RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) data protection for a storage object in a data storage system, wherein the data storage system includes a storage processor and a group of hard disk drives communicably coupled to the storage processor, the method comprising:generating a RAID mapping table, wherein the RAID mapping table contains a plurality of RAID extents, wherein each RAID extent contained in the RAID mapping table indicates a predetermined number of drive extents that are used to persistently store host data written to the storage object by one or more hosts, and wherein each drive extent comprises a contiguous region of non-volatile data storage located on one of the hard disk drives in the group of hard disk drives;
creating, in the RAID mapping table, a plurality of RAID extent sub-groups, wherein each one of the RAID extent sub-groups contains a unique set of consecutively located RAID extents within the RAID mapping table;
allocating, to the RAID extents contained in each one of the created RAID extent sub-groups, a unique corresponding set of drive extents such that for each RAID extent sub-group no drive extent is allocated to any RAID extent contained in the RAID extent sub-group that is located on the same hard disk drive as any other drive extent allocated to any other RAID extent contained in the RAID extent sub-group;
receiving a set of sequential data directed to the storage object that spans a sequential range of logical block addresses within a logical address space of the storage object;
dividing the set of data into multiple fixed size data elements;
identifying, within the RAID mapping table, at least one RAID extent sub-group corresponding to the sequential range of logical block addresses within the logical address space of the storage object; and
striping the data elements across the RAID extents contained in the identified RAID extent sub-group by writing consecutive ones of the data elements to sets of drive extents indicated by consecutive ones of the RAID extents contained in the RAID extent sub-group corresponding to the sequential range of logical block addresses of the storage object until all of the data elements have been written.

US Pat. No. 10,140,017

GRAPHICAL KEYBOARD APPLICATION WITH INTEGRATED SEARCH

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method comprising:outputting, by a first application executing at a computing device, a graphical user interface including a text edit region that includes uncommitted text input, and an output region that includes committed text input:
invoking, by the first application, a keyboard application executing at the computing device to provide a graphical keyboard within the graphical user interface;
outputting, by the keyboard application, for display adjacent to the text edit and output regions of the graphical user interface, the graphical keyboard, wherein the graphical keyboard includes a plurality of character keys, a word suggestion region and a search element, wherein the word suggestion region and the search element are each positioned above the plurality of character keys and below the text edit and output regions, wherein the word suggestion region includes a plurality of word suggestions based on the uncommitted text input displayed by the text edit region;
receiving, by the keyboard application, an indication of a selection of the search element;
responsive to receiving the indication of the selection of the search element, outputting, by the keyboard application, for display within the graphical keyboard, adjacent to the text edit and output regions of the graphical user interface, and in place of the word suggestion region, a query suggestion region including one or more suggested search queries;
while outputting the query suggestion region for display, receiving, by the keyboard application, an indication of a selection of one or more character keys from the plurality of character keys;
outputting, by the keyboard application, for display within the graphical keyboard, adjacent to the text edit and output regions of the graphical user interface, and in place of the query suggestion region, an updated query suggestion region including one or more characters selected in response to the selection of the one or more character keys;
determining, by the keyboard application, based on the one or more characters, one or more updated suggested search queries;
outputting, by the keyboard application, for display, the one or more updated suggested search queries in the updated query suggestion region;
receiving, by the keyboard application, an indication of a selection of one of one or more updated suggested search queries, the one of the one or more updated suggested search queries being a selected search query;
invoking, by the keyboard application and based on the selected search query, a search;
responsive to invoking the search, receiving, by the keyboard application, search results; and
outputting, by the keyboard application, for display within the graphical keyboard, adjacent to the text edit and output regions of the graphical user interface, and in place of a portion, but not all, of the plurality of character keys, a graphical indication of at least a portion of the search results.

US Pat. No. 10,139,980

TOUCH WINDOW

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

1. A capacitive touch window comprising:a substrate including a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface;
a cover substrate on the substrate; and
an electrode on the substrate,
wherein the electrode comprises:
a first sensing electrode on the first surface of the substrate facing the cover substrate, and extending in one direction;
a second sensing electrode on the second surface of the substrate, and extending in another direction different from the one direction,
a first wire electrode electrically connected to the first sensing electrode, and disposed on the first surface of the substrate; and
a second wire electrode electrically connected to the second sensing electrode, and disposed on the second surface of the substrate,
wherein each of the first and second sensing electrodes comprises:
a first mesh line extending in a first, direction and having a first width;
a second mesh line extending in a second direction different from the first direction and having a second width;
a cross area in which the first and second mesh lines cross each other, the cross area having a third width, the third width being a diagonal of the cross area;
opening parts formed by the first and second mesh lines; and
a protective layer disposed on the second surface of the substrate,
wherein each of the first width, the second width and the third width is in the range of 0.1 ?m to 10 ?m, and
wherein the third width is 2 to 10 times each of the first width and the second width.