US Pat. No. 10,139,284

TEMPERATURE DISTRIBUTION MEASURING APPARATUS AND METHOD

KOREA BASIC SCIENCE INSTI...

1. A temperature distribution measuring apparatus comprising:a collector configured to collect a reflection signal having a reflectivity varying based on a bias signal applied to a sample;
a detector configured to detect, from the reflection signal, a signal of interest reflected from a region of interest of the sample; and
a controller configured to convert the signal of interest into a frequency domain signal, calculate a relative amount of change in reflectivity of the sample using a frequency component of the bias signal and a direct current component extracted based on a filtering of the frequency domain signal, and acquire a thermal image of the sample based on the relative amount of change in reflectivity.

US Pat. No. 10,139,282

THERMAL IMAGING SYSTEM

Scott Technologies, Inc.,...

1. A thermal imaging system comprising:an infrared (IR) detector configured to detect ambient IR radiation in a surrounding environment of the IR detector, the IR detector further configured to detect pulse sequences of mechanically-generated IR radiation in a status message emitted by a portable signaling device mounted on a wearer in or around the surrounding environment, the status message representing an operating status of the wearer; and
one or more processors operably connected to the IR detector, the one or more processors configured to analyze the one or more pulse sequences in the status message and generate a display message based on the one or more pulse sequences, the one or more processors configured to convey the display message to a display screen that presents the display message for viewing by an operator of the thermal imaging system, the display message being presented as visual indicia representative of the operating status of the wearer, the visual indicia displayed concurrently with a graphical image of the surrounding environment that is based on the ambient IR radiation detected by the IR detector.

US Pat. No. 10,139,271

LIGHT DETECTION DEVICE INCLUDING LIGHT DETECTOR, LIGHT COUPLING LAYER, AND LIGHT SHIELDING FILM, LIGHT DETECTION SYSTEM, AND OPTICAL DEVICE

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A light detection system comprising:a light detection device; and
a light source,
the light detection device including:
a light detector that has a main surface and includes at least one first detector and at least one second detector that are disposed along the main surface;
a light coupling layer disposed on or apart from the light detector, the light coupling layer including:
a first low-refractive-index layer,
a first high-refractive-index layer that is disposed on the first low-refractive-index layer and includes a first grating, and
a second low-refractive-index layer that is disposed on the first high-refractive-index layer,
the first high-refractive-index layer having a higher refractive index than the first low-refractive-index layer and the second low-refractive-index layer; and
a light shielding film disposed on the light coupling layer, the light shielding film including:
at least one light transmitting region and at least one light shielding region adjacent to the at least one light transmitting region,
wherein the first high-refractive-index layer is disposed between the light detector and the light shielding film.

US Pat. No. 10,138,984

PLANETARY GEAR TRAIN OF VEHICLE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A planetary gear train of an automatic transmission for a vehicle comprising:an input shaft for receiving torque of an engine;
an output shaft for outputting torque;
a first planetary gear set including first, second and third rotation elements;
a second planetary gear set including fourth, fifth and sixth rotation elements;
a third planetary gear set including seventh, eighth and ninth rotation elements;
a fourth planetary gear set including tenth, eleventh and twelfth rotation elements;
a first shaft connecting the first rotation element to the tenth rotation element;
a second shaft connected to the second rotation element and directly connected to the input shaft;
a third shaft connecting the third rotation element to the fourth rotation element;
a fourth shaft connected to the fifth rotation element;
a fifth shaft connecting the sixth rotation element to the seventh rotation element and selectively connected to the input shaft or the third shaft;
a sixth shaft connecting the eighth rotation element to the twelfth rotation element;
a seventh shaft connected to the ninth rotation element; and
an eighth shaft connected to the eleventh rotation element, selectively connected to the fourth shaft and directly connected to the output shaft,
wherein the first shaft and the seventh shaft are selectively connected to a transmission housing,
wherein each of the first, second, third, and fourth planetary gear sets is a single pinion planetary gear set, and
wherein the first, second, third and fourth planetary gear sets are disposed in a sequence of the third, second, first and fourth planetary gear sets from an engine side.

US Pat. No. 10,138,907

ROTARY ENERGY RECOVERY DEVICE

Energy Recovery, Inc., S...

1. A system comprising:a rotor disposed in a rotary energy recovery device and comprising:
a plurality of blades circumferentially spaced apart and each blade of the plurality of blades having a respective longitudinal length extending from a first longitudinal end to a second longitudinal end and a respective radial width extending from the first longitudinal end to the second longitudinal end, wherein each blade of the plurality of blades comprises a first wall having a first face and a second face that is substantially opposite the first face in a circumferential direction relative to the respective longitudinal length, wherein the first face has a curved surface extending the respective longitudinal length from the first longitudinal end to the second longitudinal end and the second face has a substantially flat surface extending the respective longitudinal length and the respective radial width from the first longitudinal end to the second longitudinal end;
a plurality of channels that extend from a first end of the rotor to a second end of the rotor wherein at least one channel of the plurality of channels has a first radial cross-sectional area and a second radial cross-sectional area having a total area different from a total area of the first radial cross-sectional area relative to a longitudinal axis of the at least one channel of the plurality of channels, and wherein the at least one channel of the plurality of channels forms a low pressure region that creates torque to rotate the rotor using axial fluid flow through the rotor, wherein the at least one channel is disposed between the first face of a first blade of the plurality of blades and the second face of a second blade of the plurality of blades that is adjacent the first blade;
a housing in which the rotor rotates; and
first and second end covers in the housing comprising interior faces arranged in a sealing relationship with first and second rotor end faces.

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. 10,138,845

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMBUSTING VOLATILE VAPORS

ProAct Services Corporati...

1. A remediation system for combusting volatile vapors, the system comprising:an internal combustion engine comprising a rotatable crankshaft;
a carburetor operably coupled to the engine, the carburetor having a first intake valve receiving base fuel from a primary fuel source, a second intake valve receiving external air from an external air source, and a third intake valve receiving volatile vapors from a vapor source, the carburetor configured to combine the base fuel, external air, and volatile vapors fuel to form a combustion mixture and discharge the mixture to the engine;
an electromagnetic braking device operably coupled to the crankshaft of the engine, the braking device changeable in state between an activated state and a deactivated state, the braking device configured to apply an adjustable braking load on the engine crankshaft when in the activated state for increasing combustion of volatile vapors from the vapor source; and
a programmable controller operably coupled to the braking device, the controller configured to:
receive real-time engine operating data measured during operation of the engine by a plurality of sensors communicably coupled to the controller;
compare the real-time engine operating data against baseline engine operating parameters pre-programmed into the controller; and
automatically activate the braking device to apply the braking load to the engine based on the real-time engine operating data meeting the baseline engine operating parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,138,795

PLENUM CHAMBER FOR EXHAUST SYSTEM

Faurecia Emissions Contro...

1. A vehicle exhaust system component assembly comprising:a first exhaust component defining a first center axis along an exhaust gas flow path;
a second exhaust component downstream of the first exhaust component and defining a second center axis that is spaced apart from and generally parallel to the first center axis, wherein the second exhaust component encloses a catalyst substrate, and wherein the first and second exhaust components are spaced apart from each other by an area that extends along a length of the second exhaust component that is defined along a direction that extends along the second center axis;
a plenum positioned within the area, the plenum having a first end connected to the first exhaust component and a second end connected to the second exhaust component, and a center portion that extends between the first and second ends, and wherein the plenum is defined by a non-uniform cross-sectional shape as the plenum extends along a length from the first end to the second end, and wherein the center portion has a width that defines the widest open internal area of the plenum, wherein the plenum extends along at least 75% of the length of the catalyst substrate; and
a doser mounted to the plenum, the doser configured to inject a reducing agent to mix with exhaust gases within the plenum.

US Pat. No. 10,138,666

ANTI-FALL FLIP-UP SLIDING MECHANISM

Nan Juen International Co...

1. An anti-fall flip-up sliding mechanism, comprising:a hinge comprising a first hinge plate configured to be affixed to a cabinet, and a second hinge plate pivotally connected to said first hinge plate;
a buffering device comprising a first damper connected between said first hinge plate and said second hinge plate, and a second damper mounted on said second hinge plate; and
a sliding device coupled to and slidable relative to said second hinge plate of said hinge and engaged with said second damper of said buffering device, said sliding device configured to be affixed to a door panel for enabling said door panel to be buffered relative to said first hinge plate by said first damper and further configured to be connected to a top side of said cabinet and further buffered by said second damper;
wherein a track member is fixedly mounted on said second hinge plate of said hinge, said sliding device comprising a sliding seat connected to said track member and movable forward and backward relative to said track member, and a connecting seat connected to one side of said sliding seat and engaged with said second damper of said buffering device.

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. 10,138,420

POLYMERISABLE MESOGENIC COMPOUND, LIQUID CRYSTAL MEDIUM AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY

Merck Patent GmbH, Darms...

1. A liquid crystal medium comprisingone or more compounds selected from the following formulae

P1, P2 independently of each other denote a polymerisable group,
Sp1, Sp2 independently of each other denote Sp?-O— or —O-Sp?
Sp? is alkylene having 1 to 20 C atoms, which is optionally mono- or polysubstituted by F, CI, Br, I or CN and in which, in addition, one or more non-adjacent CH2 groups may each be replaced, independently of one another, by —O—, —S—, —NH—, —N(R0)—, —Si(R00R000)—, —CO—, —CO—O—, —O—CO—, —O—CO—O—, S—CO—, —CO—S—, —N(R00)—CO—O—, —O—CO—N(R00)—, —N(R00)—CO—N(R00)—, —CH?CH— or —C?C— in such a way that O and/or S atoms are not linked directly to one another,
L denotes P1-, P1—Sp1-, F, Cl, Br, I, —CN, —NO2, —NCO, —NCS, —OCN, —SCN, —C(?O)N(Rx)2, —C(?O)Y1, —C(?O)Rx, —N(Rx)2, optionally substituted silyl, optionally substituted aryl or heteroaryl having 5 to 20 ring atoms, or straight-chain or branched alkyl having 1 to 25, particularly preferably 1 to 10, C atoms, in which, in addition, one or more non-adjacent CH2 groups may each be replaced, independently of one another, by —C(R00)?C(R000)—, —C?C—, —N(R00)—, —O—, —S—, —CO—, —CO—O—, —O—CO—, —O—CO—O— in such a way that O and/or S atoms are not linked directly to one another, and in which, in addition, one or more H atoms may be replaced by F, Cl, CN, P1 or —Sp1-,
R00 and R000 each, independently of one another, denote H or alkyl having 1 to 12 C atoms,
Y1 is halogen,
Rx denotes P1, P1—Sp1-, H, halogen, straight chain, branched or cyclic alkyl having 1 to 25 C atoms, wherein one or more non-adjacent CH2-groups are optionally replaced by —O—, —S—, —CO—, —CO—O—, —O—CO—, —O—CO—O— in such a manner that O- and/or S-atoms are not directly connected with each other, and wherein one or more H atoms are optionally replaced by F, Cl, P1- or P1—Sp1-, optionally substituted aryl, aryloxy, heteroaryl or heteroaryloxy having 5 to 20 ring atoms,
r is 1, 2 or 3and further comprising one or more compounds selected from the group of formulae I-A, I-E, I-N and I-T
wherein
R0 has the meaning of R1,
R1 is alkyl, which is straight chain or branched, preferably has 1 to 20 C-atoms, is unsubstituted, mono- or poly-substituted by F, Cl or CN, preferably by F, and in which one or more CH2 groups are optionally replaced, in each case independently from one another, by —O—, —S—, —NR01—, —SiR01R02—, —CO—, —COO—, —OCO—, —OCO—O—, —S—CO—,
—CO—S—, —CY01?CY02— or —C?C—in such a manner that O and/or S atoms are not linked directly to one another, preferably n-alkyl or n-alkoxy with 1 to 9 C-atoms, preferably with 2 to 5 C-atoms, alkenyl, alkenyloxy or alkoxyalkyl with 2 to 9 C-atoms, preferably with 2 to 5 C-atoms or halogenated alkyl, halogenated alkenyl or halogenated alkoxy with preferably up to 9 C-atoms, preferably mono fluorinated, di-fluorinated or oligofluorinated alkyl, alkenyl or alkoxy with preferably up to 9 C-atoms, most preferably n-alkyl, n-alkoxy, alkenyl, alkenyloxy or alkoxyalkyl with preferably up to 9 C-atoms, and
L1 to L03, L1, L11 and L12 are independently of one another H or F.

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. 10,138,365

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. 10,138,347

METHOD FOR PRODUCING CARBON NANOTUBE DISPERSION LIQUID, CARBON NANOTUBE DISPERSION LIQUID, METHOD FOR PRODUCING COMPOSITE MATERIAL COMPOSITION, METHOD FOR PRODUCING COMPOSITE MATERIAL, COMPOSITE MATERIAL, AND COMPOSITE MATERIAL SHAPED PRODUCT

ZEON CORPORATION, Chiyod...

1. A method for producing a carbon nanotube dispersion liquid comprisinga dispersing step of performing at least one cycle of dispersing treatment in which pressure is applied to a coarse dispersion liquid containing carbon nanotubes and a dispersion medium, the coarse dispersion liquid is fed under pressure, and shear force is applied to the coarse dispersion liquid, and
repeating the dispersing step for a plurality of repetitions, wherein the number of repetitions is 3 or more,
the pressure applied to the coarse dispersion liquid is alternately increased and decreased between repetitions of the dispersing step, and
in at least one instance, the pressure applied to the coarse dispersion liquid is altered by at least 10 MPa between consecutive repetitions of the dispersing step.

US Pat. No. 10,138,265

URIDINE NUCLEOSIDE DERIVATIVES, COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE

TUFTS UNIVERSITY, Boston...

1. A method for treating a neurodegenerative disorder in a subject in need thereof, the method comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of a composition comprising a compound of Formula I:
or a salt thereof, wherein:
A is a bicyclic aromatic ring having up to 4 heteroatoms selected from N, O and S, wherein the bicyclic aromatic ring is independently and optionally substituted with one or more R7;
X is selected from:
H, —C(O)R5, and —C(O)OR5;
Y is a bond or a (C1-C5)-aliphatic group independently and optionally substituted with one or more R4;
Z and W are each independently selected from ?O, ?S, ?N(R5), and ?NOR5;
R1 is selected from:
—H, halogen, —OR5, —CN, —CF3, —OCF3 and a (C1-C6)-aliphatic group optionally substituted with one or more R7;
R2 and R3 are each independently selected from OR5, —SR5, —NR5R6, —OC(O)R5, —OC(O)NR5R6, and —OC(O)OR5;
each occurrence of R4 is independently selected from:
halogen, —OR5, —NO2, —CN, —CF3, —OCF3, —R5, 1,2-methylenedioxy, 1,2-ethylenedioxy, —N(R5)2, —SR5, —SOR5, —SO2 R5, —SO2N(R5)2, —SO3R5, —C(O)R5, —C(O)C(O)R5, —C(O)CH2C(O)R5, —C(S)R5, —C(S)OR5, —C(O)OR5, —C(O)C(O)OR5, —C(O)C(O)N(R5)2, —OC(O)R5, —C(O)N(R5)2, —OC(O)N(R5)2, —C(S)N(R5)2, —(CH2)0-2NHC(O)R5, —N(R5)N(R5)COR5, —N(R5)N(R5)C(O)OR5, —N(R5)N(R5)CON(R5)2, —N(R5)SO2R5, —N(R5)SO2N(R5)2, —N(R5)C(O)OR5, —N(R5)C(O)R5, —N(R5)C(S)R5, —N(R5)C(O)N(R5)2, —N(R5)C(S)N(R5)2, —N(COR5)COR5, —N(OR5)R5, —C(?NH)N(R5)2, —C(O)N(OR5)R5, —C(?NOR5)R5, —OP(O)(OR5)2, —P(O)(R5)2, —P(O)(OR5)2, and —P(O)(H)(OR5);
each occurrence of R5 is independently selected from:
H—,
(C1-C12)-aliphatic-,
(C3-C10)-cycloalkyl- or -cycloalkenyl-,
[(C3-C10)-cycloalkyl or -cycloalkenyl]-(C1-C12)-aliphatic-,
(C6-C10)-aryl-,
(C6-C10)-aryl-(C1-C12)aliphatic-,
(C3-C10)-heterocyclyl-,
(C6-C10)-heterocyclyl-(C1-C12)aliphatic-,
(C5-C10)-heteroaryl-, and
(C5-C10)-heteroaryl-(C1-C12)-aliphatic-;
wherein two R5 groups bound to the same atom optionally form a 3- to 10-membered aromatic or non-aromatic ring having up to 3 heteroatoms independently selected from N, O, S, SO, and SO2, wherein said ring is optionally fused to a (C6-C10)aryl, (C5-C10)heteroaryl, (C3-C10)cycloalkyl, or a (C3-C10)heterocyclyl; and
wherein each R5 group is independently and optionally substituted with one or more R7;
R6 is selected from:
—R5, —C(O)R5, —C(O)OR5, —C(O)N(R5)2 and —S(O)2R5;
each occurrence of R7 is independently selected from:
halogen, —OR8, —NO2, —CN, —CF3, —OCF3, —R8, oxo, thioxo, 1,2-methylenedioxy, 1,2-ethylenedioxy, —N(R8)2, —SR8, —SOR8, —SO2 R8, —SO2N(R8)2, —SO3R8, —C(O)R8, —C(O)C(O)R8, —C(O)CH2C(O)R8, —C(S)R8, —C(S)OR8, —C(O)OR8, —C(O)C(O)OR8, —C(O)C(O)N(R8)2, —OC(O)R8, —C(O)N(R8)2, —OC(O)N(R8)2, —C(S)N(R8)2, —(CH2)0-2NHC(O)R8, —N(R8)N(R8)COR8, —N(R8)N(R8)C(O)OR8, —N(R8)N(R8)CON(R8)2, —N(R8)SO2R8, —N(R8)SO2N(R8)2, —N(R8)C(O)OR8, —N(R8)C(O)R8, —N(R8)C(S)R8, —N(R8)C(O)N(R8)2, —N(R8)C(S)N(R8)2, —N(COR8)COR8, —N(OR8)R8, —C(?NH)N(R8)2, —C(O)N(OR8)R8, —C(?NOR8)R8, —OP(O)(OR8)2, —P(O)(R8)2, —P(O)(OR8)2, and —P(O)(H)(OR8);
each occurrence of R8 is independently selected from:
H— and (C1-C6)-aliphatic-;
and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, adjuvant or excipient.

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. 10,138,151

SUBMERGED COMBUSTION BURNERS AND MELTERS, AND METHODS OF USE

Johns Manville, Denver, ...

1. A fluid-cooled combustion burner comprising:a burner body (6) comprising an external conduit (10) and a first internal conduit (12) substantially concentric therewith, and positioned internal of the external conduit (10), the external conduit (10) comprising a first end, a second end, and a longitudinal bore having a longitudinal axis, the first internal conduit (12) comprising a first end, a second end, and a longitudinal bore having a longitudinal axis, and a second internal conduit (14) substantially concentric with, and positioned internal of the first internal conduit, the second internal conduit (14) comprising a first end, a second end, and a longitudinal bore having a longitudinal axis, the external conduit (10) and first internal conduit (12) forming a first annulus (11) there between for passing a cooling fluid, the first internal conduit (12) and the second internal conduit (14) forming a second annulus (13) there between for passing the cooling fluid, and a third internal conduit (15) configured to form a third annulus between the second (14) and third (15) internal conduits, the burner body comprising fuel and oxidant inlet ports near the second ends of the conduits; and
a burner tip (4) defined by an inner wall (28) and an outer wall (30) connected via a crown (32), the outer wall (30) removably fixed to the first end of the external conduit (10) via an outer connection, and the inner wall (28) removably fixed to the first end of the second internal conduit (14) via an inner connection, the burner tip (4) comprising a generally central burner tip flow passage configured to pass a combustible mixture therethrough, the generally central burner tip flow passage defined by the inner wall (28); and
wherein the burner comprises a protective cap (50) positioned adjacent at least a circumferential and radial portion of the burner tip body and defining a generally central protective cap flow passage downstream of the generally central burner tip flow passage configured to pass the combustible mixture therethrough, the generally central protective cap flow passage defined by a cap inner wall (28), the protective cap comprising materials and thickness sufficient to lower the maximum temperature of an unprotected burner tip body by at least 200° C.

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. 10,137,958

POWER STORAGE DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A power storage device comprising:a storage battery;
a mount that detachably mounts the power storage device on a motor-driven moving object having a motor;
an output controller that controls output of driving power from the storage battery to the motor; and
a controller programmed to, when the motor-driven moving object is within a particular area, cause the output controller to reduce the driving power supplied from the power storage device to the motor, compared to the driving power when the motor-driven moving object is outside the particular area,
wherein the output controller and the controller are provided in the power storage device.

US Pat. No. 10,137,728

AERODYNAMIC BICYCLE RIM AND WHEEL

HED CYCLING PRODUCTS, INC...

1. An aerodynamic bicycle rim comprising:a circumferential outer surface on a radially outer side of the bicycle rim, the bicycle rim adapted to seat a bicycle tire; and
a set of sidewalls, each sidewall extending radially from a nose of the bicycle rim to a radially outermost edge of the rim to form a bicycle rim body having a maximum rim body width that is greater than a maximum width of the tire, the maximum rim body width occurring radially closer to the radially outermost edge than to a centerline of the rim body, the set of sidewalls tapering inward from a widest part of the rim body to the nose at a constant or increasing rate;
wherein, the bicycle rim is operable to seat the tire so that when the tire is seated in the bicycle rim the cross-sectional shape of the tire and rim body is asymmetrical about a widest portion of the cross-sectional shape and there is a tangent line tangent to the tire and tangent to a sidewall of the set of sidewalls radially inward from the radially outermost edge having a tangent angle of 8-17 degrees.

US Pat. No. 10,137,516

ELECTROCHEMICAL MACHINING OF A WORKPIECE

MTU AERO ENGINES AG, Mun...

1. A machine comprising a base and at least one work station which comprises a module for electrochemically machining a workpiece, wherein the module comprises:a frame; and
an electrode arrangement comprising
at least one electrode which is mechanically connected to the frame, and a drive for moving the at least one electrode, which drive is attached to the frame;
a workpiece holder for separably attaching the workpiece; and
a positioning device for displacing the workpiece holder and the module relative to each other,
and wherein
the drive comprises a drive axle at a distance from which a swivel axle is arranged, a drive arm being hinge-coupled to the swivel axle; and
an eccentric shaft is arranged on the drive axle or is integral with an output shaft of the drive, a second axle of the eccentric shaft representing the swivel axel.

US Pat. No. 10,137,314

ROBUST RADIOTHERAPY TREATMENT PLAN GENERATION

RAYSEARCH LABORATORIES AB...

1. A method for generating a robust radiotherapy treatment plan for a subject at least partly on the basis of a region of interest in said subject, the method comprising the steps of:accessing a set of scenarios comprising at least a first scenario and a second scenario, where each scenario in the set of scenarios represents a specific realization of the uncertainty of one or more parameters relevant for treatment planning;
determining two or more mappings of said region of interest, the two or more mappings comprising at least a first mapping based on said first scenario and a second mapping based on said second scenario;
identifying a number of scenarios of said set of scenarios under which a specific sub-region is located within a corresponding mapping of said region of interest;
calculating a weight for the specific sub-region, at least partly on the basis of the number of scenarios identified; and
optimizing the treatment plan by optimizing an optimization function evaluated over the set of scenarios, wherein the evaluation comprises the use of said weight.

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. 10,137,122

KINASE INHIBITORS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

The Broad Institute, Inc....

1. A method of treating Fragile X syndrome comprising administering to a subject suffering from Fragile X syndrome an effective amount of a compound of formula I:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,
wherein:
R1 is selected from the group consisting of optionally substituted phenyl and optionally substituted heteroaryl;
R2 is unsubstituted C1-6 aliphatic or C1-6 aliphatic substituted with one or more instances of halogen;
or R1 and R2 are taken together with their intervening atoms to form optionally substituted, 3- to 7-membered, monocyclic, saturated, carbocyclyl or heterocyclyl, wherein the carbocyclyl or heterocyclyl formed by taking together R1 and R2 is optionally fused to optionally substituted phenyl or optionally substituted heteroaryl;
R3 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halogen, —CN, —NO2, optionally substituted C1-6 aliphatic, —ORA, —N(RB)2, and —SRA;
each RA is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and optionally substituted C1-6 aliphatic;
each RB is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and optionally substituted C1-6 aliphatic;
R4a and R4b are each hydrogen;
R5a and R5b are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halogen, —CN, —ORA, —N(RB)2, unsubstituted C1-6 aliphatic, and C1-6 aliphatic substituted with one or more instances of halogen, or R5a and R5b are taken together with their intervening atoms to form unsubstituted, 3- to 7-membered, monocyclic, saturated, carbocyclyl or heterocyclyl; and
R6a and R6b are each hydrogen;
wherein:
each instance of the heteroaryl is independently 5- or 6-membered, monocyclic heteroaryl comprising 1 to 4 ring heteroatoms independently selected from the group consisting of nitrogen, oxygen, and sulfur, as valency allows;
each instance of the heterocyclyl independently comprises 1 to 4 ring heteroatoms independently selected from the group consisting of nitrogen, oxygen, and sulfur, as valency allows;
when any one of the aliphatic, carbocyclyl, heterocyclyl, phenyl, and heteroaryl referred to above is substituted with one or more substituents at a carbon atom, the one or more substituents at the carbon atom are independently selected from Group (i);
when any one of the heterocyclyl and heteroaryl referred to above is substituted with one or more substituents at a nitrogen atoms, the one or more substituents at the nitrogen atom are independently selected from Group (ii);
Group (i) consists of halogen, —CN, —NO2, —N3, —SO2H, —SO3H, —OH, —ORaa, —ON(Rbb)2, —N(Rbb)2, —N(Rbb)3+X?, —N(ORcc)Rbb, —SH, —SRaa, —SSRcc, —C(?O)Raa, —CO2H, —CHO, —C(ORcc)2, —CO2Raa, —OC(?O)Raa, —OCO2Raa, —C(?O)N(Rbb)2, —OC(?O)N(Rbb)2, —NRbbC(?O)Raa, —NRbbCO2Raa, —NRbbC(?O)N(Rbb)2, —C(?NRbb)Raa, —C(?NRbb)ORaa, —OC(?NRbb)Raa, —OC(?NRbb)ORaa, —C(?NRbb)N(Rbb)2, —OC(?NRbb)N(Rbb)2, —NRbbC(?NRbb)N(Rbb)2, —C(?O)NRbbSO2Raa, —NRbbSO2Raa, —SO2N(Rbb)2, —SO2Raa, —SO2ORaa, —OSO2Raa, —S(?O)Raa, —OS(?O)Raa, —Si(Raa)3, —OSi(Raa)3—C(?S)N(Rbb)2, —C(?O)SRaa, —C(?S)SRaa, —SC(?S)SRaa, —SC(?O)SRaa, —OC(?O)SRaa, —SC(?O)ORaa, —SC(?O)Raa, —P(?O)(Raa)2, —OP(?O)(Raa)2, —OP(?O)(ORcc)2, —P(?O)(NRbb)2, —OP(?O)(NRbb)2, —NRbbP(?O)(ORcc)2, —NRbbP(?O)(NRbb)2, —P(Rcc)2, —OP(Rcc)2, —B(Raa)2, —B(ORcc)2, —BRaa(ORcc), C1-10 alkyl, C1-10 perhaloalkyl, C2-10 alkenyl, C2-10 alkynyl, C3-10 carbocyclyl, 3-14 membered heterocyclyl, C6-14 aryl, and 5-14 membered heteroaryl, wherein each alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, carbocyclyl, heterocyclyl, aryl, and heteroaryl is independently substituted with 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 Rdd groups; or two geminal hydrogens on a carbon atom are replaced with the group ?O, ?S, ?NN(Rbb)2, ?NNRbbC(?O)Raa, ?NNRbbC(?O)ORaa, ?NNRbbS(?O)2Raa, ?NRbb, or ?NORcc; and
Group (ii) consists of hydrogen, —OH, —ORaa, —N(Rcc)2, —CN, —C(?O)Raa, —C(?O)N(Rcc)2, —CO2Raa, —SO2Raa, —C(?NRbb)Raa, —C(?NRcc)ORaa, —C(?NRcc)N(Rcc)2, —SO2N(Rcc)2, —SO2Rcc, —SO2ORcc, —SORaa, —C(?S)N(Rcc)2, —C(?O)SRcc, —C(?S)SRcc, —P(?O)(Raa)2, —P(?O)(NRcc)2, C1-10 alkyl, C1-10 perhaloalkyl, C2-10 alkenyl, C2-10 alkynyl, C3-10 carbocyclyl, 3-14 membered heterocyclyl, C6-14 aryl, and 5-14 membered heteroaryl, wherein each alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, carbocyclyl, heterocyclyl, aryl, and heteroaryl is independently substituted with 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 Rdd groups;
wherein:
each instance of Raa is, independently, selected from C1-10 alkyl, C1-10 perhaloalkyl, C2-10 alkenyl, C2-10 alkynyl, C3-10 carbocyclyl, 3-14 membered heterocyclyl, C6-14 aryl, and 5-14 membered heteroaryl, or two Raa groups are joined to form a 3-14 membered heterocyclyl or 5-14 membered heteroaryl ring, wherein each alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, carbocyclyl, heterocyclyl, aryl, and heteroaryl is independently substituted with 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 Rdd groups;
each instance of Rbb is, independently, selected from hydrogen, —OH, —ORaa, —N(Rcc)2, —CN, —C(?O)Raa, —C(?O)N(Rcc)2, —CO2Raa, —SO2Raa, —C(?NRcc)ORaa, —C(?NRcc)N(Rcc)2, —SO2N(Rcc)2, —SO2Rcc, —SO2OR, —SORaa, —C(?S)N(Rcc)2, —C(?O)SRcc, —C(?S)SRcc, —P(?O)(Raa)2, —P(?O)(NRcc)2, C1-10 alkyl, C1-10 perhaloalkyl, C2-10 alkenyl, C2-10 alkynyl, C3-10 carbocyclyl, 3-14 membered heterocyclyl, C6-14 aryl, and 5-14 membered heteroaryl, or two Rbb groups are joined to form a 3-14 membered heterocyclyl or 5-14 membered heteroaryl ring, wherein each alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, carbocyclyl, heterocyclyl, aryl, and heteroaryl is independently substituted with 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 Rdd groups;
each instance of Rcc is, independently, selected from hydrogen, C1-10 alkyl, C1-10 perhaloalkyl, C2-10 alkenyl, C2-10 alkynyl, C3-10 carbocyclyl, 3-14 membered heterocyclyl, C6-14 aryl, and 5-14 membered heteroaryl, or two Rcc groups are joined to form a 3-14 membered heterocyclyl or 5-14 membered heteroaryl ring, wherein each alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, carbocyclyl, heterocyclyl, aryl, and heteroaryl is independently substituted with 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 Rdd groups;
each instance of Rdd is, independently, selected from halogen, —CN, —NO2, —N3, —SO2H, —SO3H, —OH, —ORee, —ON(Rff)2, —N(Rff)2, —N(Rff)3+X?, —N(ORee)Rff, —SH, —SRee, —SSRee, —C(?O)Ree, —CO2H, —CO2Ree, —OC(?O)Ree, —OCO2Ree, —C(?O)N(Rff)2, —OC(?O)N(Rff)2, —NRffC(?O)Ree, —NRffCO2Ree, —NRffC(?O)N(Rff)2, —C(?NRff)ORee, —OC(?NRff)Ree, —OC(?NRff)ORee, —C(?NRff)N(Rff)2, —OC(?NRff)N(Rff)2, —NRffC(?NRff)N(Rff)2, —NRffSO2Ree, —SO2N(Rff)2, —SO2Ree, —SO2ORee, —OSO2Ree, —S(?O)Ree, —Si(Ree)3, —OSi(Ree)3, —C(?S)N(Rff)2, —C(?O)SRee, —C(?S)SRee, —SC(?S)SRee, —P(?O)(Ree)2, —OP(?O)(Ree)2, —OP(?O)(ORee)2, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 perhaloalkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C3-10 carbocyclyl, 3-10 membered heterocyclyl, C6-10 aryl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, wherein each alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, carbocyclyl, heterocyclyl, aryl, and heteroaryl is independently substituted with 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 Rgg groups, or two geminal Rdd substituents can be joined to form ?O or ?S;
each instance of Ree is, independently, selected from C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 perhaloalkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C3-10 carbocyclyl, C6-10 aryl, 3-10 membered heterocyclyl, and 3-10 membered heteroaryl, wherein each alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, carbocyclyl, heterocyclyl, aryl, and heteroaryl is independently substituted with 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 Rgg groups;
each instance of Rff is, independently, selected from hydrogen, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 perhaloalkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C3-10 carbocyclyl, 3-10 membered heterocyclyl, C6-10 aryl and 5-10 membered heteroaryl, or two Rff groups are joined to form a 3-14 membered heterocyclyl or 5-14 membered heteroaryl ring, wherein each alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, carbocyclyl, heterocyclyl, aryl, and heteroaryl is independently substituted with 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 Rgg groups;
each instance of Rgg is, independently, halogen, —CN, —NO2, —N3, —SO2H, —SO3H, —OH, —OC1-6 alkyl, —ON(C1-6 alkyl)2, —N(C1-6 alkyl)2, —N(C1-6 alkyl)3+X?, —NH(C1-6 alkyl)2+X?, —NH2(C1-6 alkyl)+X?, —NH3+X?, —N(OC1-6 alkyl)(C1-6 alkyl), —N(OH)(C1-6 alkyl), —NH(OH), —SH, —SC1-6 alkyl, —SS(C1-6 alkyl), —C(?O)(C1-6 alkyl), —CO2H, —CO2(C1-6 alkyl), —OC(?O)(C1-6 alkyl), —OCO2(C1-6 alkyl), —C(?O)NH2, —C(?O)N(C1-6 alkyl)2, —OC(?O)NH(C1-6 alkyl), —NHC(?O)(C1-6 alkyl), —N(C1-6 alkyl)C(?O)(C1-6 alkyl), —NHCO2(C1-6 alkyl), —NHC(?O)N(C1-6 alkyl)2, —NHC(?O)NH(C1-6 alkyl), —NHC(?O)NH2, —C(?NH)O(C1-6 alkyl), —OC(?NH)(C1-6 alkyl), —OC(?NH)OC1-6 alkyl, —C(?NH)N(C1-6 alkyl)2, —C(?NH)NH(C1-6 alkyl), —C(?NH)NH2, —OC(?NH)N(C1-6 alkyl)2, —OC(NH)NH(C1-6 alkyl), —OC(NH)NH2, —NHC(NH)N(C1-6 alkyl)2, —NHC(?NH)NH2, —NHSO2(C1-6 alkyl), —SO2N(C1-6 alkyl)2, —SO2NH(C1-6 alkyl), —SO2NH2, —SO2C1-6 alkyl, —SO2OC1-6 alkyl, —OSO2C1-6 alkyl, —SOC1-6 alkyl, —Si(C1-6 alkyl)3, —OSi(C1-6 alkyl)3 —C(?S)N(C1-6 alkyl)2, C(?S)NH(C1-6 alkyl), C(?S)NH2, —C(?O)S(C1-6 alkyl), —C(?S)SC1-6 alkyl, —SC(?S)SC1-6 alkyl, —P(?O)(C1-6 alkyl)2, —OP(?O)(C1-6 alkyl)2, —OP(?)(OC1-6 alkyl)2, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 perhaloalkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C3-10 carbocyclyl, C6-10 aryl, 3-10 membered heterocyclyl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl; or two geminal Rgg substituents can be joined to form ?O or ?S; and
X? is a counterion, wherein the counterion is a halide ion, NO3?, ClO4?, OH?, H2PO4?, HSO4?, a sulfonate ion, or a carboxylate ion.

US Pat. No. 10,136,954

SURGICAL TOOL SYSTEMS AND METHOD

Globus Medical, Inc., Au...

1. A surgical robot system comprising:a robot having a robot base, a robot arm coupled to the robot base, and an end-effector coupled to the robot arm, the end-effector including a plurality of tracking markers detectable by at least one camera;
a plurality of omni-directional wheels affixed to the robot base allowing multiple-axis movement of the robot;
a plurality of sensors for detecting a desired movement of the robot base; and
a control system responsive to the plurality of sensors for controlling the multiple-axis movement of the robot by actuating two or more of the plurality of omni-directional wheels.

US Pat. No. 10,136,898

NARROW PROFILE SURGICAL LIGATION CLIP

TELEFLEX MEDICAL INCORPOR...

1. A surgical ligation clip, defining a longitudinal axis and comprising:first and second legs each extending along the longitudinal axis and having proximal and distal end portions with respect to said longitudinal axis,
a clip hinge joining the first and second legs at a point on their respective proximal end portions, the first and second legs each having inner clamping surfaces between the clip hinge and the distal end portions of said first and second legs, the clamping surfaces being substantially apposed when the clip is in a fully closed position,
a first jaw structure on the first leg extending proximal to the clip hinge, the first jaw structure having a first curved inner surface extending proximally from the clip hinge and facing the longitudinal axis and being substantially concave viewed from said axis,
a second jaw structure on the second leg extending proximal to the clip hinge, the second jaw structure having a second curved inner surface extending proximally from the clip hinge and facing the longitudinal axis and being substantially concave viewed from said axis, and
a buttress body extending from and connected to both the first jaw structure and the second jaw structure by a first living hinge and second living hinge, respectively extending from said first jaw structure and second jaw structure, the buttress body having an outer surface,
the first and second jaw structures being spaced from the longitudinal axis on opposite sides thereof and defining a locking space therebetween, the buttress body being moveable into the locking space such that at least first and second curved planar segment abutment portions of the outer surface of the buttress body each abuts against the substantially concave curved inner surfaces of the first and second jaw structures to bias the clip in a closed position,
wherein the buttress body forms a substantially cylindrical or generalized cylindrical body spanning laterally on a proximal end of the clip, and the locking space is a socket space and a volume subtended by the buttress body can occupy substantially all of said socket space, and
wherein when said buttress body is disposed in said locking space, abutment of the buttress body against the respective substantially concave curved inner surface of each of the first jaw structure and second jaw structure creates moments acting about the clip hinge directly on the first and second jaw structures, which moments directly act on the first and second legs to urge said legs closed and supply a clamping force between said legs.

US Pat. No. 10,136,894

NERVE TREATMENT METHODS

BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNI...

1. A method of coaptation of a first and second nerve segments having cut but not crushed ends, said segments being segments of a nerve that has been cut but not crushed comprising the steps of:a) applying a hypotonic, calcium-free saline solution to said first and second cut but not crushed nerve segments of a nerve that has been cut but not crushed, for a first period of time;
b) concurrent with or after step a), applying to said nerve segments a solution containing an antioxidant inhibitor of membrane sealing for a second period of time;
c) bringing into contact a cut end of the first nerve segment with a cut end of the second nerve segments;
d) then applying a lipid membrane fusogen solution to said contacted first and second nerve segments for a third period of time; and
(e) applying to the contacted nerve segments an isotonic, calcium-containing solution for a fourth period of time, to thereby coapt said contacted nerve first and second nerve segments.

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. 10,136,615

MILKING STALL

DELAVAL HOLDING AB, Tumb...

1. A milking stall that houses one animal (1) at a time, comprising:a fence arrangement (3) defining an interior space of the milking stall and being comprised of
i) a stationary first long side (9) extending in a longitudinal first direction between a first terminal end and an opposite, second terminal end,
ii) a second long side spaced apart from the first long side (9) and extending in the first direction on a first side of the first long side (9), the second long side being comprised of a) a central fence portion (8) with a first terminal end and an opposite, second terminal end, b) a first entrance gate (4) pivotably attached to a first terminal end of the central fence portion (8), and c) a first exit gate (6) pivotably attached to a second terminal end of the central fence portion (8), a first entrance area (16) being located adjacent the first entrance gate (4) and a first exit area being located adjacent the first exit gate (6),
iii) a first short side (5) having a first terminal end and an opposite, second terminal end, the first terminal end of the first short side being pivotably attached to the first terminal end of the first long side as a second entrance gate (5), a second entrance area (18) being located adjacent the second entrance gate, the first short side being shorter than the first and second long sides, and
iv) a second short side (7) having a first terminal end and an opposite, second terminal end, the first terminal end of the second short side being pivotably attached to the second terminal end of the first long side as a second exit gate (7), a second exit area (20) being located adjacent the second exit gate (7), the second short side being shorter than the first and second long sides; and
a robot arm (2) that attaches teat cups to an animal located within the interior space of the milking stall, the robot arm (2) being mounted outside of the fence arrangement, at a second side of the first long side (9),
wherein in a first closed position, a) a second terminal end of the first entrance gate (4) is located at the second terminal end of the first short side (5), and b) a second terminal end of the first exit gate (6) is located at the second terminal end of the second short side (7), thereby defining the fence arrangement (3) as a first closed space with a first overall area, and
wherein in an adjusted, second closed position, the second terminal end of the first entrance gate (4) overlaps through the second terminal end of the first short side (5) thereby reducing the first overall area of the first closed space.
US Pat. No. 10,137,094

GASTRORETENTIVE DOSAGE SYSTEM AND PROCESS OF PREPARATION THEREOF

Sun Pharmaceutical Indust...

1. A gastroretentive capsule dosage system consisting of:(a) a shell filled with a powder consisting of an active ingredient, wherein the active ingredient is selected from the group consisting of acyclovir, gabapentin, pregabalin, trimetazidine, feropenem, carbidopa, levodopa, methyldopa, verapamil, propranolol, carvedilol, atenolol, albuterol, pirbuterol, nifedipine, nimodipine, nicardipine, amlodipine, prazosin, guanabenz, allopurinol, metoprolol, oxprenolol, baclofen, sumatriptan, benazepril, enalapril, lisinopril, captopril, quinapril, moxipril, indolapril, olindapril, retinapril, spirapril, cilazapril, perindopril, ramipril, zofenopril, fosinopril, nitrofurantoin, valacyclovir, azithromycin, inosine, didanosine, pranobex, tribavirin, vidarabine, simvastatin, pravastatin, atorvastatin, lovastatin, selegiline, midazolam, lithium carbonate, cimetidine, ranitidine, famotidine, nizatidine, bifentidine, nifentidine, roxatidine, omeprazole, lansoprazole, pantoprazole, antacids selected from magnesium carbonate, aluminum carbonate, aluminum hydroxide, magnesium oxide and sucralfate, carbenoloxalone, misoprostol, pirenzepine, telenzepine, bismuth salts, metronidazole, ciprofloxacin, clarithromycin, amoxicillin, cephalexin, ascorbic acid, folic acid, vitamin E, furosemide, topiramide, hydrochlorothiazide, orlistat and pharmaceutically acceptable salts, esters or prodrugs thereof; and
(b) an extended-release coating over the shell, wherein the extended-release coating is applied in an amount of 3% to 15% w/w based on the total weight of the dosage system and comprises one or more extended release polymer(s) selected from group consisting of cellulose acetate, ethylcellulose and copolymers of methacrylate/trimethyl aminoethyl methacrylate, and the extended-release coating optionally comprises one or more coating additive(s), said additives being selected from the group consisting of fillers, plasticizers, opacifiers, coloring agents, lubricants/glidants and mixtures thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,136,610

GARDEN BEAN NAMED HMX5106

HM.CLAUSE, INC., Davis, ...

1. A seed of bean cultivar designated HMX5106, wherein a representative sample of seed of said cultivar has been deposited under NCIMB No. 43073.
US Pat. No. 10,138,444

BACTERIA AND ENZYMES PRODUCED THEREFROM AND METHODS OF USING SAME

Agri-King, Inc., Fulton,...

1. A method of producing a composition capable of degrading at least one polysaccharide, the method comprising,a) culturing strain Bacillus subtilis 6A-1 (6A-1), reference culture comprising said 6A-1 having been deposited at ATCC under deposit number PTA-125135, such that said 6A-1 produces at least two polysaccharide-degrading protein fractions;
b) a process selected from (i) filtering or drying or freeze drying or grinding, or adding at least one excipient, carrier or diluent to said 6A-1 strain or cells or spores of said 6A-1 or (ii) extracting at least one polysaccharide-degrading protein fraction from said 6A-1, or iii) a combination thereof and
c) producing a composition comprising said strain, cells, spores or at least one polysaccharide-degrading protein fraction extraction of b), or a combination thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,138,217

METHODS FOR EXTRACTING AND CONVERTING HEMICELLULOSE SUGARS

VIRDIA, INC., Raceland, ...

1. A system for producing furfural, wherein the system is configured to produce at least 1.0 ton of furfural for each 2.3 tons of hemicellulose sugars provided, wherein the hemicellulose sugars comprise at least 80% xylose (by weight), wherein the system is configured to catalytically reduce furfural using a dissolved acid catalyst, and wherein the system is configured for processing at least 1.1 tons of hemicellulose sugars per day.

US Pat. No. 10,143,045

RADIO FREQUENCY HEATING APPARATUS

Ampleon Netherlands, B.V....

1. An radio frequency (RF) heating apparatus comprising:a cavity for receiving an object to be heated;
an oscillator for generating a common phase reference signal;
a plurality of channels for generating RF radiation to be introduced into the cavity, wherein each channel comprises:
an RF frequency synthesiser;
a coherent quadrature modulator for modulating a first RF signal outputted by the RF frequency synthesiser;
a controller for outputting control signals to the modulator for controlling at least one of phase and amplitude of the modulated first RF signal;
a power amplifier for amplifying the modulated first RF signal;
an antenna connected to an output of the power amplifier;
a forward signal detection coherent quadrature demodulator;
a reverse signal detection coherent quadrature demodulator; and
a directional coupler connected in between the power amplifier and the antenna, the directional coupler being connected to the forward signal detection coherent quadrature demodulator and to the reverse signal detection coherent quadrature demodulator by a forward signal coupled path and a reverse signal coupled path, respectively,
wherein the forward signal detection coherent quadrature demodulator is configured to monitor an RF signal that is introduced in the cavity by the antenna and wherein the reverse signal detection coherent quadrature demodulator is configured to monitor an RF signal that is reflected back from the cavity,
wherein the forward signal detection and the reverse signal detection coherent quadrature demodulators are configured to provide their respective output to the controller,
wherein the controller is configured to use the output from the forward signal detection and the reverse signal detection coherent quadrature demodulators to alter operation of the channel for modifying the RF radiation that is introduced to the cavity, and
wherein the common phase reference signal is used to synchronise the frequency synthesisers of each channel in terms of at least one of frequency and phase.

US Pat. No. 10,143,039

PROCESSING-PATH-DEPENDENT FILTERING OF DATA PACKETS RECEIVED IN THE CAR2X NETWORK

9. An apparatus for receiving a data packet by a receiving vehicle, the data packet containing at least position data, in a transmission signal via a vehicle ad hoc network, the apparatus comprising:a first filter within the receiving vehicle, the first filter filtering the received data packet on the basis of a first filter condition indicating that the received data packets are relevant to the receiving vehicle and outputting the filtered data packet to a processing device within the receiving vehicle for processing the filtered data packet, and
a second filter within the receiving vehicle, the second filter filtering the received data packet on the basis of a second filter condition indicating a predetermined distance such that:
a forwarding device within the vehicle forwards the filtered data packet to a further subscriber of the vehicle ad hoc network, in response to the receiving vehicle determining that the received data packets are transmitted from a subscriber vehicle located at least the predetermined physical distance away from the receiving vehicle, and
the forwarding device within the vehicle does not forward the filtered data packet to the further subscriber of the vehicle ad hoc network, in response to the receiving vehicle determining that the received data packets are transmitted from a subscriber vehicle located less than the predetermined physical distance away from the receiving vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,143,038

SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENABLING ENVIRONMENT TRACKING AT A MONITORED LOCATION

Senseware, Inc., Vienna,...

1. A beacon device, comprising:a wireless node having a first set of one or more sensors and a wireless transceiver that communicates with a gateway device at a monitored location via first wireless communication, wherein the gateway device provides an interface to a wide area network; and
a beacon module connected to the wireless node via a wired communication interface including a serial data connection and a serial clock connection, the beacon module having a beacon wireless transmitter, the beacon wireless transmitter configured to broadcast sensor information for receipt by devices in proximity to the beacon wireless transmitter, wherein the sensor information is based on one or more measurements by a second set of one or more sensors at the monitored location, the sensor information received by the beacon device from the gateway device via the wireless transceiver.

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. 10,143,026

COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. A communication device comprising:a wireless interface configured to perform a wireless communication according to a predetermined standard;
a processor; and
a memory storing computer-readable instructions therein, the computer-readable instructions, when executed by the processor, causing the communication device to:
receive a first signal including first identification information and attribute information from a target device via the wireless interface by using a first communication layer and not using a second communication layer that is higher than the first communication layer;
determine which of a first type device or a second type device the target device is by using the attribute information;
execute an authentication of the target device by using the first identification information in a case where it is determined that the target device is the first type device; and
execute an authentication of the target device by using second identification information different from the first identification information in a case where it is determined that the target device is the second type device and a second signal including the second identification information is received from the target device via the wireless interface by using the second communication layer, the second signal being sent to the communication device from the second type device in accordance with a predetermined application software.

US Pat. No. 10,143,023

TETHERING PARAMETERS FOR A TETHERING CONNECTION

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving a tethering query at a tethering service based on a tethering request from a requesting device to establish a tethered connection to a host device;
ascertaining a location of the host device;
selecting one or more wireless channels available at the location of the host device to assign to the host device for wireless data communication;
communicating a tethering response for receipt by the host device that indicates the selected one or more wireless channels for establishing the tethered connection;
ascertaining an updated location of the host device in response to a change in the location of the host device;
selecting one or more new wireless channels available at the updated location of the host device to assign to the host device for wireless data communication; and
communicating an updated tethering response for receipt by the host device that indicates the selected one or more new wireless channels for the tethered connection.

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. 10,143,005

UPLINK CONTROL RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR DYNAMIC TIME-DIVISION DUPLEX SYSTEMS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of communication, comprising:selecting, by a network entity, an uplink control channel transmission window length from a plurality of uplink control channel transmission window lengths for an uplink control channel transmission window, wherein each of the plurality of uplink control channel transmission window lengths corresponds to a variable-sized transmission time interval (TTI) defining the uplink control channel transmission window during which one or more user equipments (UEs) served by the network entity can communicate and is associated with a bandwidth allocation on the uplink control channel during the uplink control channel transmission window; and
transmitting, by the network entity, an indication of the uplink control channel transmission window length to at least one of the one or more UEs for allowing the one or more UEs to transmit on the uplink control channel during the uplink control channel transmission window in accordance with the associated bandwidth allocation.

US Pat. No. 10,142,986

UPLINK RESOURCE SHARING METHOD, BASE STATION AND TERMINAL

SHANGHAI RESEARCH CENTER ...

1. An uplink resource sharing method, characterized by comprising following steps:a transmission window comprising a first granted subframe designated by the uplink grant, and a standby subframe;
a first terminal performing an LBT (listen-before-talk) on the first granted subframe allocated for the first terminal;
a second terminal performing an LBT on the standby subframe, which is a granted subframe for the second terminal; and
the first terminal transmitting data via the first granted subframe if the LBT is finished on the first granted subframe, or the first terminal performing the LBT on the standby subframe if the LBT is not finished on the first granted subframe.

US Pat. No. 10,142,974

MULTI-CARRIER OPERATION FOR WIRELESS SYSTEMS

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method, comprising:establishing a communication in a multi-carrier wireless communication system using a primary carrier;
transmitting a first downlink control signaling using the primary carrier, the first downlink control signaling assigning at least one secondary carrier;
receiving a channel quality indication over an uplink control channel on the primary carrier, the channel quality indication corresponding to the at least one secondary carrier; and
transmitting a second downlink control signaling using the primary carrier, the second downlink control signaling changing the primary carrier to a second different primary carrier.

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. 10,142,848

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CALIBRATING POWER IN FEMTOCELL NETWORKS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for managing load in a network of low power base stations, comprising:detecting one or more parameters corresponding to a resource load on a low power base station;
determining that one or more other low power base stations, which do not include the low power base station, can serve a device communicating with the low power base station;
adjusting a transmit power of the low power base station based on the one or more parameters to decrease a resource load on the low power base station and based in part on the determining that the one or more other low power base station can serve the device; and
communicating, by the low power base stations and at the adjusted transmit power, with one or more devices.

US Pat. No. 10,142,740

AUDIO MONITORING OF A HEARING PROSTHESIS

Cochlear Limited, Macqua...

1. A method comprising:a monitoring device detecting a trigger event, wherein the triggering event comprises detecting that the monitoring device is in a proximity of a hearing prosthesis;
in response to the detecting that the monitoring device is in the proximity of the hearing prosthesis, the monitoring device transmitting, to the hearing prosthesis, an instruction to switch from a first mode of operation in which the hearing prosthesis generates, from first received audio signals, stimulation commands for use in stimulation of a recipient of the hearing prosthesis to a second mode of operation in which the hearing prosthesis ceases generation of stimulation commands and instead generates, from second received audio signals, an audio stream for transmission to the monitoring device, wherein the monitoring device is separate from the hearing prosthesis; and
the monitoring device receiving from the hearing prosthesis an audio stream based on the second audio signals received by the hearing prosthesis.

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. 10,142,692

SPACE SHIFTING OVER FORWARD SATELLITE COMMUNICATION CHANNELS

VIASAT, INC., Carlsbad, ...

1. A method for providing content to a first node in a satellite communications system, the method comprising:receiving side information at a first terminal over a satellite link from a second terminal;
determining, by the first terminal, from the side information that transmission of first content from a second node over the satellite link to a first node is pending, wherein the first node is on a same side of the satellite link as the first terminal and the second node is on a same side of the satellite link as the second terminal;
determining, by the first terminal, that alternative content that is substantially the same as the first content is accessible to the first node from a third node via a communications path that does not include the satellite link, the third node being different from the second node;
obtaining the alternative content from the third node via the communications path; and
providing the alternative content to the first node.

US Pat. No. 10,142,680

DYNAMIC VIDEO OVERLAYS

Gracenote, Inc., Emeryvi...

1. A method comprising:causing, by a processor of a client device, a video output stream to be presented on a display of the client device; and
while causing the video output stream to be presented on the display:
accessing, by the processor, a video input stream comprising first video content from a content provider and second video content generated by a set-top box upstream of the processor, wherein, in a frame of the video input stream, the first video content corresponds to a first screen portion of the display and the second video content corresponds to a second screen portion of the display, wherein the video output stream comprises third video content from a replacement content source, wherein the third video content differs from the first video content and is accessed separately from the video input stream, wherein the third video content is selected in response to a video identification system receiving a query fingerprint from a query fingerprint generator of the client device and the video identification system identifying a match between the query fingerprint and at least one reference fingerprint generated by a reference fingerprint generator, wherein the query fingerprint is generated based on a frame of the first video content, and wherein the video identification system and the reference fingerprint generator are remote from the client device;
accessing, from a database, a template corresponding to the second screen portion of the display;
analyzing, by the processor, the video input stream to determine that at least a portion of the second video content of the frame of the video input stream matches the template;
based on the at least the portion of the second video content of the frame of the video input stream matching the template, determining, by the processor, that a speed of play of the video input stream has been modified from a default speed;
responsive to determining that the speed of play of the video input stream has been modified, modifying, by the processor, the video output stream by modifying a speed of play of the video output stream to generate a modified video output stream that mimics the speed of play of the video input stream; and
responsive to modifying the video output stream, causing, by the processor, the modified video output stream to be presented on the display.

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. 10,142,654

METHOD FOR ENCODING/DECODING VIDEO BY OBLONG INTRA PREDICTION

National Chiao Tung Unive...

1. A video encoding method, adapted to a video encoder, comprising:receiving a current encoding frame among a sequence of input frames;
partitioning a current prediction unit in a current coding unit in a current coding tree unit in the current encoding frame into a plurality of sub-blocks according to a sub-block partition mode, wherein the sub-blocks comprises a current sub-block, wherein each of the sub-blocks respectively corresponds to a reference frame among the sequence of input frames, wherein at least one of the reference frames is the current encoding frame, and wherein a size of the current prediction unit is set to one of 2N×2N, 2N×N, 2N×M, 2N×(2N?M), N×2N, M×2N, or (2N?M)×2N according to a prediction unit partition mode, wherein M is an exponent of 2,M<2N, and M?N,
wherein when the sub-block partition mode is a horizontal partition, and when a width of each of the sub-blocks is equal to a width of the current prediction unit, and when one of the width or a height of the sub-blocks is equal to 1, the reference frame corresponding to the current prediction unit is the current encoding frame,
wherein when the height of each of the sub-blocks is 1, the size of each of the sub-blocks is one of the followings:
when the size of the current prediction unit is 2N×2N, 2N×N, 2N×M, or 2N×(2N?M), the size of each of the sub-blocks is 2N×1;
when the size of the current prediction unit is N×2N, the size of each of the sub-blocks is N×1;
when the size of the current prediction unit is M×2N, the size of each of the sub-blocks is M×1; and
when the size of the current prediction unit is (2N?M)×2N, the size of each of the sub-blocks is (2N?M)×1; and
wherein when the height of each of the sub-blocks is L, the size of each of the sub-blocks is one of the followings:
when the size of the current prediction unit is 2N×2N, the size of each of the sub-blocks is 2N×L, wherein 1 when the size of the current prediction unit is 2N×N, the size of each of the sub-blocks is 2N×L, wherein 1 when the size of the current prediction unit is 2N×M, the size of each of the sub-blocks is 2N×L, wherein 1 when the size of the current prediction unit is 2N×(2N?M), the size of each of the sub-blocks is 2N×L, wherein 1 when the size of the current prediction unit is N×2N, the size of each of the sub-blocks is N×L, wherein 1 when the size of the current prediction unit is M×2N, the size of each of the sub-blocks is M×L, wherein 1 when the size of the current prediction unit is (2N?M)×2N, the size of each of the sub-blocks is (2N?M)×L, wherein 1 wherein when the sub-block partition mode is a vertical partition, and when a height of each of the sub-blocks is equal to a height of the current prediction unit, and when one of a width or the height of the sub-blocks is equal to 1, the reference frame corresponding to the current prediction unit is the current encoding frame,
wherein when the width of each of the sub-blocks is 1, the size of each of the sub-blocks is one of the followings:
when the size of the current prediction unit is 2N×2N, N×2N, M×2N, or (2N?M)×2N, the size of each of the sub-blocks is 1×2N;
when the size of the current prediction unit is 2N×N, the size of each of the sub-blocks is 1×N;
when the size of the current prediction unit is 2N×M, the size of each of the sub-blocks is 1×M; and
when the size of the current prediction unit is 2N×(2N?M), the size of each of the sub-blocks is 1×(2N?M); and
wherein when the width of each of the sub-blocks is L and L is an exponent of 2, the size of each of the sub-blocks is one of the followings:
when the size of the current prediction unit is 2N×2N, the size of each of the sub-blocks is L×2N, wherein 1 when the size of the current prediction unit is 2N×N, the size of each of the sub-blocks is L×N, wherein 1 when the size of the current prediction unit is 2N×M, the size of each of the sub-blocks is L×M, wherein 1 when the size of the current prediction unit is 2N×(2N?M), the size of each of the sub-blocks is L×(2N?M), wherein 1 when the size of the current prediction unit is N×2N, the size of each of the sub-blocks is L×2N, wherein 1 when the size of the current prediction unit is M×2N, the size of each of the sub-block is L×2N, wherein 1 when the size of the current prediction unit is (2N?M)×2N, the size of each of the sub-blocks is L×2N, wherein 1 searching for an optimal reference sub-block of the current sub-block within a search range in the reference frame corresponding to the current sub-block, and obtaining an optimal sub-block vector between the current sub-block and the optimal reference sub-block wherein the optimal block vector is a relative position between the current sub-block and the optimal reference block; and
encoding the current sub-block according to the prediction unit partition mode, the sub-block partition mode, and information associated with the optimal sub-block vector in an intra block copy scheme.

US Pat. No. 10,142,644

DECODING FRAMES

Imagination Technologies ...

1. A data processing system for decoding a data stream, the data processing system comprising:a first decoder configured to decode the data stream into a first sequence of media frames at a first decode rate so as to generate a first media stream for playback in real-time;
a second decoder operable to decode the data stream into a second sequence of media frames at a second decode rate so as to generate a second media stream; and
a controller configured to detect an error in decoding a particular frame of the first sequence and, responsive to that detection, cause the second decoder to decode the data stream from the particular frame in the sequence of media frames, the second decoder being arranged to decode from the particular frame in dependence on error correction data received over the data stream for the particular frame,
wherein the second decode rate is faster than the first decode rate such that the second sequence of frames of the second media stream catches up with the first sequence of frames of the first media stream,
the controller being further configured to:
determine when the second sequence of frames from the second decoder catches up with the first sequence of frames from the first decoder; and
responsive to that determination: (i) cause the second decoder to operate at the first decode rate so as to generate the second media stream for playback in real-time, and (ii) switch the stream for playback from the first decoder to the second decoder.

US Pat. No. 10,142,610

METHOD FOR SUB-RANGE BASED CODING A DEPTH LOOKUP TABLE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for coding a depth lookup table, the depth lookup table comprising depth values of at least a part of a 3D video sequence, the depth values being constrained within a range, the method comprising:partitioning the range into a plurality of sub-ranges, a first sub-range comprising a first set of the depth values and a second sub-range comprising a second set of the depth values; and
coding the depth values of each of the first and second sub-ranges to the depth lookup table according to a predetermined coding rule;
wherein for a depth lookup table belonging to a predetermined group of depth lookup tables,
the range is partitioned into a fixed number of sub-ranges if a coding type indicates non-adaptive coding; and
the range is partitioned into a selectable number of sub-ranges if the coding type indicates adaptive coding.

US Pat. No. 10,142,528

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING AN INFRARED CUT FILTER OF A VIDEO CAMERA

Axis AB, Lund (SE)

14. A video camera comprising:an image sensor;
an infrared cut, IR-cut, filter adapted to switch state so as to either prevent or not prevent IR light from reaching the image sensor;
a video encoder configured to encode images captured by the video camera via the image sensor; and
a controller for controlling the IR-cut filter comprising:
a receiver configured to receive an indication to switch a state of an IR-cut filter of the video camera, wherein the IR-cut filter is switchable between an ON state in which it filters out infrared light and an OFF state in which it does not filter out infrared light; and
a processor configured to synchronize a switch of state of the IR-cut filter with a video encoding of frames captured by the video camera, such that the IR-cut filter is controlled to switch state when the video camera is about to capture a frame which is a predetermined number of frames before a frame which is scheduled to be encoded as an intra-frame.

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. 10,142,072

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SIGNALING APERIODIC CHANNEL STATE INDICATION REFERENCE SIGNALS FOR LTE OPERATION

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method in a base station comprising:signaling a zero power channel state information reference signal configuration for an aperiodic zero power channel state information reference signal for a first user equipment via at least one higher layer, where the higher layer is higher than a physical layer;
indicating via a control channel to the first user equipment in a subframe as to whether the first user equipment rate-matches physical downlink shared channel around resource elements indicated by a zero power channel state information reference signal configuration for an aperiodic zero power channel state information reference signal for the first user equipment via at least one higher layer;
transmitting a channel state information reference signal in resource elements that are subset of resource elements indicated by the zero power channel state information reference signal configuration; and
transmitting an aperiodic channel state information request to a user equipment, the aperiodic channel state information request directing the user equipment to measure channel state information based on resource elements in the subframe that are a subset of the zero power channel state information reference signal configuration, where the user equipment is one of the first user equipment and a second user equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,142,055

TRANSMITTER AND METHOD FOR GENERATING ADDITIONAL PARITY THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A broadcasting signal transmitting method of a broadcasting signal transmitting apparatus which is operable in a mode among a plurality of modes, the method comprising:encoding information bits comprising input bits to generate parity bits based on a low density parity check (LDPC) code having a code rate of the mode being 3/15 and a code length of the mode being 16200 bits, wherein the input bits are based on signalling information about a broadcasting data;
splitting a codeword into a plurality of bit groups, the codeword comprising the information bits and the parity bits;
interleaving bit groups including the parity bits among the plurality of bit groups based on a permutation order of the mode, to provide an interleaved codeword;
calculating a number of parity bits to be punctured based on a number of the information bits;
puncturing bit of the interleaved codeword based on the calculated number;
mapping the input bits and parity bits of the interleaved codeword remaining after the puncturing onto constellation points, wherein the constellation points are generated based on a quadrature phase shift keying (QPSK) of the mode;
generating a broadcast signal based on the constellation points using orthogonal frequency division multiplexing(OFDM) scheme; and
transmitting the broadcast signal,
wherein bits of 20th, 24th, 44th, 12th, 22th, 40th, 19th, 32th, 38th, 41th, 30th, 33th, 14th, 28th, 39th and 42th bit groups among the plurality of bit groups are punctured, and
wherein bit groups to be punctured are determined based on the permutation order of the mode and the calculated number.

US Pat. No. 10,142,039

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT CALIBRATION ARCHITECTURE

pSemi Corporation, San D...

1. A method for calibrating a radio frequency (RF) integrated circuit, including:(a) providing a primary RF transmission path and a primary RF reception path on an integrated circuit;
(b) selectively connecting at least one RF transceiver front-end circuit through a multi-way switch complex to the primary RF transmission path and the primary RF reception path;
(c) coupling at least one switchable internal calibration path to the at least one RF transceiver front-end circuit;
(d) configuring the at least one switchable internal calibration path to convey, in a calibration mode, an RF test signal from the primary RF transmission path through the multi-way switch complex and thence through at least a portion of the coupled at least one RF transceiver front-end circuit to the primary RF reception path; and
(e) providing at least one inter-chip switch for enabling selectable access from external to the integrated circuit to at least one of the primary RF transmission path, the primary RF reception path, and/or the at least one switchable internal calibration path; wherein at least one RF transceiver front-end circuit comprises a phase-attenuation core.

US Pat. No. 10,142,026

RAMAN PUMPING ARRANGEMENT WITH IMPROVED OSC SENSITIVITY

Xieon Networks S.a.r.l., ...

1. A Raman pumping arrangement for amplifying a data optical signal transmitted in a fiber optic transmission system comprising:a Raman pump for generating a Raman pump signal wherein the Raman pump signal is used for amplifying the data optical signal in the fiber optic transmission system;
an optical supervisory channel receiver for receiving an optical supervisory channel signal transmitted through the fiber optic transmission system and copropagating with the data optical signal;
an amplification fiber arranged such that the data optical signal, the optical supervisory channel signal, and the Raman pump signal are transmitted therethrough; and
a control unit functionally connected to the Raman pump and to the optical supervisory channel receiver, the control unit being configured for controlling the operation of the Raman pump;
wherein the control unit is configured for setting the Raman pump in
an operation mode, when the optical supervisory channel receiver receives the optical supervisory channel signal; or
a start-up mode, when the optical supervisory channel receiver does not receive the optical supervisory channel signal;
wherein in the operation mode, the Raman pump provides an operation pumping power, and wherein in the start-up mode, the Raman pump provides a start-up pumping power, the start-up pumping power being smaller than the operation pumping power, said start-up pumping power being suitable for pumping the amplification fiber.

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. 10,141,995

METHOD FOR SELECTING ANTENNA AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

SHENZHEN ROYOLE TECHNOLOG...

1. A method for selecting an antenna, being applicable to an electronic device comprising multiple antennas, the method comprising:S1, detecting whether a signal intensity of a default working antenna among the multiple antennas is lower than a preset value, repeating step S1 when the signal intensity of the default working antenna is not lower than a preset value, and proceeding to step S2 when the signal intensity of the default working antenna is lower than a preset value;
S2, detecting whether a current operating environment of the electronic device is matched with a preset operating environment, proceeding to step S3 when the current operating environment is matched with the preset operating environment, proceeding to step S5 when the current operating environment is not matched with the preset operating environment;
S3, enabling a first antenna of the multiple antennas as a working antenna, the first antenna being located on the electronic device at a position that is least affected by the current operating environment;
S4, detecting whether a signal intensity of the first antenna is lower than the preset value, repeating step S4 when the signal intensity of the first antenna is not lower than the preset value, and proceeding to step S5 when the signal intensity of the first antenna is lower than the preset value; and
S5, enabling an antenna with the highest signal intensity among the multiple antennas as the working antenna.

US Pat. No. 10,141,929

PROCESSING ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE SIGNAL USING MACHINE LEARNING

Samsung Electronics Compa...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by an electrode of a device, a signal from a body of a user, the signal based on an electromagnetic interference signal generated by an object that is external to the device;
determining, by a computing device, one or more of the following based on machine learning applied to the received signal:
an identity of the object;
an interaction between the user and the object; or
a context surrounding the device; and
optimizing, based on the received signal, a classification model identifying a plurality of fingerprints, wherein optimizing the classification model comprises:
identifying a fingerprint corresponding to the received signal;
presenting to the user an identification of the fingerprint corresponding to the received signal;
receiving, from the user, input identifying whether the fingerprint corresponds to the received signal; and
updating the classification model based on the input.

US Pat. No. 10,141,895

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR OPTIMIZING AMPLIFIER OPERATIONS

pSemi Corporation, San D...

3. A system for optimizing amplifier operations, including:an amplifier configured to receive an input signal and generate an output signal therefrom having a desired characteristic that includes at least one of a power level, a voltage range, or a current level; and
a feed-forward control circuit including a look-up table and configured to receive the input signal, analyze the input signal using a circuit element detector configured to measure component parameters of coupled circuit elements, apply the analyzed input signal to the look-up table to generate a control signal as a function of the analyzed input signal, and provide the control signal to the amplifier to modify at least one operating characteristic of the amplifier, thereby altering the desired characteristic of the output signal.

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. 10,141,788

DYNAMIC TUNING IN WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER SYSTEMS

WiTricity Corporation, W...

1. A variable capacitance device comprising:a first capacitor comprising a first-capacitor first terminal and a first-capacitor second terminal, the first-capacitor first terminal electrically connected to a ground;
a first switch comprising a first-switch first terminal, a first-switch second terminal, and a first-switch control terminal, the first-switch first terminal electrically connected to the first-capacitor first terminal, and the first-switch second terminal electrically connected to the first-capacitor second terminal;
a first comparator comprising a first-comparator first input terminal electrically connected to the first-capacitor second terminal;
a second capacitor comprising a second-capacitor first terminal and a second-capacitor second terminal, the second-capacitor first terminal electrically connected to the ground;
a second switch comprising a second-switch first terminal, a second-switch second terminal, and a second-switch a control terminal, the second-switch first terminal electrically connected to the second-capacitor first terminal, and the second-switch second terminal electrically connected to the second-capacitor second terminal;
a second comparator comprising a second-comparator first input terminal electrically connected to the second-capacitor second terminal; and
control circuitry coupled with the first-switch control terminal, with the second-switch control terminal, with a first-comparator output terminal of the first comparator, and with a second-comparator output terminal of the second comparator,
wherein the control circuitry is configured to adjust respective capacitances of the first and second capacitors by:
detecting a zero voltage condition across the first switch based on an output signal of the first comparator, and, in response, cause a first control signal to be applied to the first-switch control terminal for a duration of time, wherein the first control signal causes the first switch to close; and
detecting a zero voltage condition across the second switch based on an output signal of the second comparator, and, in response, cause a second control signal to be applied to the second-switch control terminal for the duration of time, wherein the second control signal causes the second switch to close.

US Pat. No. 10,141,662

METAL CLIP FOR ELECTRICALLY CONNECTING A CONDUCTIVE WIRE TO A METAL ELEMENT

A. RAYMOND ET CIE, Greno...

1. A metal clip for electrically connecting a conductive wire to a planar metal element, with the metal clip having an S-shaped cross-section and being composed of three wings, with a first wing and a second wing defining a first longitudinal recess allowing the metal clip to be attached to one edge of the planar metal element, with the second wing and the third wing defining a second longitudinal recess, the second recess including connection means for receiving the end of the conductive wire and for maintaining electrical contact between the conductive wire and the metal clip, wherein the connection means comprises an additional part for attaching the conductive wire in the second recess that includes a part protruding through an opening formed on the third wing, with the protruding part being provided with a side opening for receiving the end of the conductive wire, with the protruding part being movable so as to allow the clamping of the conductive wire between the perimeter of the opening of the protruding part and a surface of the third wing.

US Pat. No. 10,141,496

DEVICE HOUSING WITH VIBRATOR COMPONENT

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a housing in which an internal recess is defined, wherein the housing comprises a first antenna region for accommodating a first antenna of the electronic device and a second antenna region for accommodating a second antenna of the electronic device, wherein the first and second antenna regions extend generally parallel to a shorter side of the device;
a piezo beam positioned in the internal recess and mounted to an internal structure of the electronic device defining a wall of the recess, the piezo beam being mounted to the internal structure in a mounting direction generally perpendicular to a thinnest dimension of the electronic device; and
an elongate mass coupled to a center area of the piezo beam and having opposing free ends that are free to vibrate at selected frequencies to produce haptic feedback, wherein the piezo beam and the elongate mass are positioned between and spaced apart from the first and second antenna regions.

US Pat. No. 10,141,369

PHOTO-DETECTOR

DB HITEK CO., LTD., Seou...

1. A photo-detector comprising:a substrate having a light-receiving region;
a first field generating region disposed on one side of the light-receiving region;
a second field generating region disposed on another side of the light-receiving region;
a detection region disposed adjacent to the first field generating region to collect minority carriers generated in the light-receiving region;
a controller for applying first and second voltages to the first and second field generating regions, respectively, to generate a majority carrier current for moving the minority carriers towards the detection region;
a first field contact region disposed on the first field generating region;
a second field contact region disposed on the second field generating region;
isolation regions disposed on side surfaces of the first and second field contact regions and the detection contact region;
a guard region spaced apart from the detection region and connected to a ground potential; and
a blocking region disposed between the detection region and the guard region to block a leakage current between the detection region and the guard region.

US Pat. No. 10,141,354

IMAGING DEVICE AND IMAGE ACQUISITION DEVICE

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. An imaging device, comprising:unit pixel cells; and
a voltage application circuit that generates at least two different voltages,
each of the unit pixel cells comprising:
a photoelectric conversion layer having a first surface and a second surface being on a side opposite to the first surface,
a pixel electrode located on the first surface,
an auxiliary electrode located on the first surface, the auxiliary electrode being spaced from the pixel electrode and electrically connected to the voltage application circuit,
an upper electrode located on the second surface, the upper electrode opposing to the pixel electrode and the auxiliary electrode,
a charge storage node electrically connected to the pixel electrode, and
a charge detection circuit electrically connected to the charge storage node, wherein
the unit pixel cells include a first unit pixel cell and a second unit pixel cell adjacent to the first unit pixel cell,
the auxiliary electrode of the first unit pixel cell is located between the pixel electrode of the first unit pixel cell and the pixel electrode of the second unit pixel cell,
the voltage application circuit generates a first voltage and a second voltage higher than the first voltage,
the voltage application circuit selectively applies either one of the first voltage and the second voltage to the auxiliary electrode, and
the charge detection circuit comprises a reset transistor that sets the pixel electrode at a reset voltage at predetermined timing, the reset voltage being higher than the first voltage and lower than the second voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,141,352

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF ARRAY SUBSTRATE, ARRAY SUBSTRATE AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A manufacturing method of an array substrate, comprising:sequentially depositing a first electrode layer and a gate metal layer on a base substrate, the first electrode layer including at least two conductive layers, formation materials of the at least two conductive layers having different etching rates;
forming a photoresist layer on the gate metal layer;
exposing and developing the photoresist layer using a halftone mask plate;
performing a first etching process on the gate metal layer;
etching the first electrode layer;
ashing the developed photoresist layer; and
performing a second etching process only on the gate metal layer by using remaining photoresist layer as a mask, and stripping the remaining photoresist layer.

US Pat. No. 10,141,233

ELECTRONIC PACKAGE AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF

Siliconware Precision Ind...

1. An electronic package, comprising:a first circuit structure having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface, wherein the first circuit structure has at least a first redistribution layer;
a plurality of first electronic elements disposed on and directly attached to the first surface of the first circuit structure;
at least a first conductive element disposed on the first surface of the first circuit structure;
a first encapsulant formed on the first surface of the first circuit structure and encapsulating the first electronic elements and the first conductive element, with a portion of the first conductive element exposed from the first encapsulant, wherein the first encapsulant is in direct contact with the first circuit structure and the first electronic elements;
a first metal layer formed on the first encapsulant, wherein the first metal layer is a circuit layer and in direct contact with the first conductive element and the first encapsulant;
a second circuit structure formed on and being in direct contact with the second surface of the first circuit structure, wherein the second circuit structure has at least a second redistribution layer;
a plurality of second electronic elements bonded to the second circuit structure, wherein each of the second electronic elements is an active element, a passive element, or a combination thereof; and
a second encapsulant formed on the second circuit structure and encapsulating the second electronic elements, wherein the second encapsulant is in direct contact with the second circuit structure and the second electronic elements.

US Pat. No. 10,141,186

TARGET IMAGE-CAPTURE DEVICE, EXTREME-ULTRAVIOLET-LIGHT GENERATION DEVICE, AND EXTREME-ULTRAVIOLET-LIGHT GENERATION SYSTEM

Gigaphoton Inc., Tochigi...

1. A target image-capture device configured to capture an image of a target, the target being made into plasma when irradiated with laser light and generating extreme-ultraviolet-light, the target image-capture device comprising:a droplet detector configured to detect passage of a droplet output, as the target, from a target supply unit to a predetermined region in which the extreme-ultraviolet-light is generated, and output a detection signal each time the passage of the droplet is detected;
an illumination light source configured to radiate illumination light to the droplet detected by the droplet detector;
an image capturing element configured to receive reflected light from the droplet, the reflected light being caused by the droplet being irradiated with the illumination light, and capture an image of the droplet;
a shutter device including a shutter configured to switch between propagation and cutoff of light including the reflected light to the image capturing element; and
a controller configured to output, to the image capturing element, an exposure signal allowing the image capturing element to perform image capturing, and output, to the shutter device, a shutter open/close signal allowing the shutter to perform an open and close operation upon input of the detection signal, to thereby allow the reflected light to be exposed to the image capturing element,
the controller outputting the shutter open/close signal to the shutter device to make the shutter closed during when the droplet is irradiated with the laser light in the predetermined region so that the plasma is generated, wherein
the controller controls the shutter device such that the shutter is opened and closed by the shutter open/close signal until a time when the droplet reaches the predetermined region after input of the detection signal,
the controller outputs the exposure signal to the image capturing element after the detection signal is input and before the shutter open/close signal is output to the shutter device, and
an image capturing region of the image capturing element includes the predetermined region in which the extreme-ultraviolet-light is generated.

US Pat. No. 10,141,162

PLASMA PROCESSING APPARATUS, PLASMA PROCESSING METHOD, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A plasma processing apparatus which uses an inductively-coupled plasma torch, comprising:an annular chamber that includes a linear opening portion, and that communicates with the opening portion surrounded with a dielectric member except for the opening portion;
a coil that is disposed in the vicinity of the chamber;
a power source that is connected to the coil; and
a substrate mounting table,
wherein the chamber is continuously closed string shaped, includes two linear regions having a linear region adjacent to the linear opening portion and a linear region arranged parallel thereto,
wherein the coil includes two linear conductors arranged along only the two linear regions,
wherein in the dielectric member surrounding the chamber, a portion configuring a surface facing the substrate mounting table includes a cylinder arranged parallel to a linear direction of the opening portion, and
wherein the plasma processing apparatus further comprises a rotary mechanism that rotates the cylinder around an axis of the cylinder.

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. 10,140,823

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING HAPTIC EFFECTS BASED ON INFORMATION COMPLEMENTARY TO MULTIMEDIA CONTENT

Immersion Corporation, S...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a processor, a data stream comprising a video track and complementary information;
determining, by the processor, a haptic effect based on the video track;
determining, by the processor, a modified version of the haptic effect based on the complementary information; and
transmitting, by the processor, a signal configured to cause a haptic output device to output the modified version of the haptic effect while playing the video track.

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. 10,140,745

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR COMPUTER-BASED ANIMATION OF MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEMS

Vital Mechanics Research ...

1. A computer-implemented method for simulating a shape of a musculoskeletal system comprising a skeletal subsystem and a soft-tissue subsystem, the method comprising:saving, in a memory accessible to a computer system, a skeletal subsystem model comprising one or more rigid bodies and one or more rigid body variables, the one or more rigid body variables representative of shapes of the one or more rigid bodies in a physical space at at least one specific time;
saving, in the memory accessible to the computer system, a soft-tissue subsystem model, the soft-tissue subsystem model representative of the soft-tissue subsystem, the soft-tissue subsystem model comprising one or more deformable soft-tissue objects and, for each of the one or more soft-tissue objects, a soft-tissue object representation of the soft-tissue object in an Eulerian space comprising a plurality of vertices, the soft-tissue object representation comprising an associated Eulerian representation for each vertex, the Eulerian representation specifying which one or more material space coordinates from among a set of material space coordinates for the soft-tissue object correspond to the vertex at the at least one specific time;
simulating, by the computer system, an evolution of the skeletal subsystem model over a series of time steps to thereby determine updated values for the one or more rigid body variables at each time step of the series of time steps;
simulating, by the computer system, an evolution of the soft-tissue subsystem model over the series of time steps to thereby determine, for each of the one or more soft tissue objects, an updated soft-tissue object representation and an updated associated Eulerian representation for each vertex in the Eulerian space at each time step in the series of time steps, the updated associated Eulerian representation, for each vertex and for each time step in the series of time steps, specifying which one or more material space coordinates for the soft-tissue object correspond to the vertex at the time step;
saving, in the memory accessible to the computer system, the updated values for the one or more rigid body variables and the updated soft-tissue object representation for each of the one or more soft-tissue objects at each time step of the series of time steps; and
generating, by the computer system or a second computer system having access to the skeletal subsystem model and the soft-tissue subsystem model, an animation comprising, for each time step in the series of time steps, a corresponding digital image of at least a portion of a body incorporating the musculoskeletal system, wherein generating the animation is based at least in part on the skeletal subsystem model and the soft-tissue sub-system model; and
saving the animation in a memory accessible to the computer system or the second computer system;
wherein simulating the evolution of the skeletal subsystem model and the soft-tissue subsystem model over the series of time steps comprises coupling the skeletal subsystem model and the soft-tissue subsystem model to one another using one or more coupling constraints, the one or more coupling constraints constraining the evolution of the skeletal subsystem model and the soft-tissue subsystem model over the series of time steps.

US Pat. No. 10,140,600

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MOBILE PEER AUTHENTICATION AND ASSET CONTROL

LIVEENSURE, INC., Westmi...

1. A computer-aided method for peer asset authentication and asset control, the steps comprising:providing a server application;
prompting a user to select a share on a first computing device, such that a selected share is created;
prompting said user to configure said selected share with one or more authentication factors on said first computing device, such that a configured and selected share is created;
receiving said configured and selected share from said first computing device by said server application;
returning a secured share link to said first computing device;
sharing said secured share link with one or more second computing devices of one or more recipients via one or more electronic transmissions;
accepting by said server application one or more authentication engagements by said one or more recipients to determine if one or more recipients are authenticated to have access to said configured and selected share in said secured share link;
comparing said one or more authentication engagements to said one or more authentication factors by said server application; and
providing an access to said configured and selected share to said one or more recipients whose said one or more authentication engagements match up with said one or more authentication factors, said access provided on said one or more second computing devices;
wherein said secured share link is configured to only be accessible by said one or more recipients via a synchronicity, such that at least two of said one or more recipients are required by said server application be mutually and synchronously engaged with the secured share link.

US Pat. No. 10,140,472

MULTI-LEVEL PRIVACY EVALUATION

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:detecting an action corresponding to creation of or updating of multiple data items;
computing privacy values of the multiple data items;
evaluating the privacy values of the multiple data items to store the multiple data items into different categories;
receiving a request initiated by a viewer to view a set of data items related to a user; and
applying, in response to the request, a privacy check on the set of data items to filter out data items that the viewer is not permitted to view by selecting at least one of the different categories as a source for retrieving the set of data items;
receiving, at a front end server and from a backend server, at least one data item of the set of data items that failed an initial privacy check for validation;
applying, at the front end server, a final privacy check based on a second set of privacy rules to the at least one data item to determine whether the at least one data item passes or fails the final privacy check; and
identifying, at the front end server, the at least one data item as an incorrectly filtered data item when the at least one data item passes the final privacy check.

US Pat. No. 10,140,396

PARTITIONING ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS FOR SIMULATION ON MULTIPLE PROCESSORS

Worldwide Pro Ltd., Hong...

1. A method comprising:providing a system graph of an electronic circuit comprising impedance components;
identifying each branch of the system graph as at least one of a tree branch or a link, wherein the tree branches form a tree of the system graph;
partitioning the tree into at least a first subtree and a second subtree;
identifying links of the system graph as at least one of a global link or a local link, wherein a global link forms a path from a branch of the first subtree to a branch of the second subtree;
forming the first subtree by repeatedly adding branches of the tree to the first subtree when a number of branches in the first subtree is less than a first predefined count and there are branches in the tree which have not yet been assigned to a subtree;
forming the second subtree by repeatedly adding branches of the tree, not already assigned to the first subtree, to the second subtree when a number of branches in the second subtree is less than a second predefined count and there are branches in the tree which have not yet been assigned to a subtree;
using a first processor, calculating a first current solution for each branch of the first subtree without global links;
using a second processor, calculating a second current solution for each branch of the second subtree without global links;
calculating an interblock solution comprising a junction current for a global link between the first subtree and the second subtree; and
updating the solutions for the first subtree and the second subtree with a contribution from the interblock solution.

US Pat. No. 10,140,382

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS

Veeva Systems Inc., Plea...

1. A method for providing approved content from a controlled content repository, the method comprising:establishing an access protocol for a controlled content repository, wherein approved content is stored in the controlled content repository and is accessible according to the access protocol, wherein the access protocol is used for determining if the approved content in the controlled content repository can be used to generate a first electronic user interface associated with a first computing device, and wherein the approved content comprises or is generated based on first data associated with a first object and second data associated with a second object;
receiving, from a second computing device, the first data associated with the first object and the second data associated with the second object;
providing the approved content in the controlled content repository to the first computing device after a determination that the approved content in the controlled content repository is authorized to be made available to the first computing device in accordance with the access protocol, wherein the first electronic user interface associated with the first computing device is generated based on the first data associated with the first object and the second data associated with the second object;
receiving, from the first computing device, first source data and second source data;
aligning or correlating the first source data with the first data associated with the first object; and
aligning or correlating the second source data with the second data associated with the second object.

US Pat. No. 10,140,368

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING A RECOMMENDATION PAGE

Baidu Online Network Tech...

1. A computer-implemented method for providing recommendations on a computer comprising a processor, said method comprising generating, using the processor, a recommendation page, wherein said generating a recommendation page comprises:determining, using the processor, when a user accesses a webpage through the computer, at least one keyword from among one or more to-be-exhibited keywords, wherein said at least one keyword includes one or more user keywords corresponding to said user, said one or more user keywords are determined through analysis of network usage records of said user, wherein said at least one keyword also includes one or more hot keywords, and said one or more hot keywords correspond to one or more pieces of query-related information with a highest search frequency in a search engine, wherein said at least one keyword includes a webpage keyword selected from words which are obtained from textual content information of the accessed webpage;
displaying said at least one keyword in said accessed webpage;
obtaining, using the processor, a user's selection on said at least one keyword so as to determine chosen keywords selected by said user based on said user's selection;
generating, using the processor, a recommendation page corresponding to said chosen keywords so as to display to said user, wherein said recommendation page contains at least one piece of keyword recommendation information associated with said chosen keywords; and
displaying the recommendation page,
wherein the determining, using the processor, when the user accesses the webpage through the computer, a key word set from among one or more to-be-exhibited keywords comprises:
identifying a category of the accessed webpage based on category information of the accessed webpage, and determining the said at least one keyword based on the category information of the accessed webpage, wherein the category information of the accessed webpage comprises a textual category and a multimedia category, wherein if the accessed webpage has a predetermined text body structure in the webpage code or a word number of a text in the accessed webpage reaches a certain threshold, the accessed webpage is identified as the textual category, and the webpage keyword is determined as the said at least one keyword in priority, wherein if the accessed webpage contains pictures, audios or videos whose quantity exceeds a threshold, the accessed webpage is identified as the multimedia category, and the user keyword is determined as the said at least one key word in priority.

US Pat. No. 10,140,365

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FACILITATING CO-PLAY AND DOWNLOAD OF ARTIST SPECIFIC CLIENT APPLICATIONS VIA USER-PROVIDED PLAYLISTS

EscapeX Limited, Kowloon...

1. A computer implemented method for activating and de-activating artist specific applications to play a playlist of songs provided by the artist specific applications each being associated with an artist, the method being implemented on a user device having one or more physical processors programmed with computer program instructions that, when executed by the one or more physical processors, cause the user device to perform the method, the method comprising:obtaining, by the user device, a playlist comprising a plurality of playlist entries, wherein the plurality of playlist entries include at least a first playlist entry and a second playlist entry, each playlist entry includes a song encoded into an artist specific application, wherein the first playlist entry includes a first song identifier that identifies a first song to be played through a first artist specific application installed at and executed by the user device, a first playlist position for the first song, and a first application identifier that identifies the first artist specific application, and wherein the second playlist entry includes a second song identifier that identifies a second song to be played through a second artist specific application installed at and executed by the user device, a second playlist position for the second song, and a second application identifier that identifies the second artist specific application;
determining, by the user device, that the first song is to be played next based on the first song identifier and the playlist position for the first song;
obtaining, by the user device, from the playlist, the first application identifier that identifies the first artist application as being associated with the first song responsive to the determination that the first song is to be played next;
determining, by the user device, that the first artist specific application should be activated based on the first application identifier and the determination that the first song is to be played next;
activating and executing, by the user device, the first artist specific application responsive to the determination that the first artist specific application should be activated;
retrieving, by the user device, the first song encoded within the first artist specific application;
playing, by the user device, with the executed first artist specific application, the retrieved first song;
determining, by the user device, that the second song is to be played after the first song is played based on the second song identifier and the playlist position for the second song;
obtaining, by the user device, from the playlist, the second application identifier that identifies the second artist application as being associated with the second song responsive to the determination that the second song is to be played after the first song;
determining, by the user device, that the second artist specific application should be activated based on the second application identifier and the determination that the second song is to be played after the first song;
de-activating, by the user device, the first artist specific application responsive to the determination that the second artist specific application should be activated;
activating and executing, by the user device, the second artist specific application responsive to the determination that the second artist specific application should be activated; retrieving, by the user device, the second song encoded within the second artist specific application; and
playing, by the user device, with the executed second artist specific application, the retrieved second song.

US Pat. No. 10,140,002

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An information processing apparatus comprising:circuitry configured to
control a user interface to display a plurality of objects including a first object;
detect a first input and a second input received at the user interface, wherein the first input is detected at a first position at which the first object is displayed and the second input is detected at a second position in which the first object is not displayed;
determine whether a third input and at least one subsequent input that is performed discretely from the third input are received at the user interface and if so, a number of times the third input and the at least one subsequent input are received; and
perform a predetermined operation corresponding to the displayed first object based on a relative relation of the first input and the second input and on whether the third input and the at least one subsequent input are received and the number of times the third input and the at least one subsequent input are received, irrespective of a location at which the third input and the at least one substantive input are received, the predetermined operation comprising a change in an overlap state among the plurality of objects,
wherein the third input and the at least one subsequent input are performed discretely from one another, and wherein each of the third input and the at least one subsequent input is a tap input received at a single one of said locations on the user interface.

US Pat. No. 10,139,891

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF POWER-SAFE CONTROL PANEL INSTALLATION

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

1. A system comprising:a main power supply;
a backup power supply;
a user input device;
a sensor; and
a control panel coupled to the main power supply and the backup power supply that includes control circuitry, a programmable processor, and executable control software stored on a non-transitory computer readable medium,
wherein, responsive to the user input device receiving a first user input, the programmable processor and the executable control software, transmit a first signal to isolate the control circuitry from power provided by the main power supply,
wherein, responsive to the user input device receiving a second user input different from the first user input, the programmable processor and the executable control software, transmit a second signal to isolate the control circuitry from the power provided by the main power supply and the backup power supply to make the control panel safe for work,
wherein the sensor monitors the control panel and transmits a third signal indicating that power disconnection is desired when the sensor detects all or a portion of the control panel being disconnected from the main power supply responsive to the first user input or being disconnected from both the main power supply and the backup power supply responsive to the second user input, and
wherein the third signal prevents activation of a power loss alarm.

US Pat. No. 10,139,828

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE OPERATED WITH SAFETY AUGMENTATION

Uber Technologies, Inc., ...

1. A method for operating an autonomous vehicle, the method comprising:while the autonomous vehicle travels on a route towards a destination, enabling the autonomous vehicle to anticipate one or more types of disabling failures or conditions by:
obtaining sensor data from one or more sensors of the autonomous vehicle;
identifying a location along or near the route where the autonomous vehicle can be stopped;
calculating, based at least in part on the obtained sensor data, a failsafe trajectory for the autonomous vehicle to use to travel to the identified location as a response to a disabling failure or condition of the one or more types.

US Pat. No. 10,139,810

MANAGEMENT APPARATUS, AND MOUNT SUBSTRATE MANUFACTURING METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A management apparatus that is connected to a mount substrate manufacturing line which includes at least a print apparatus, a component mounting apparatus, and a reflow apparatus, through a network, the management apparatus comprising:a storage which stores first data relating to a period of time necessary to complete preparation for performing a process by the reflow apparatus and second data relating to a period of time necessary to manufacture a pre-reflow substrate in the mount substrate manufacturing line;
a calculating section which calculates a waiting time to start production of a mount substrate based on the first data and the second data; and
a general control section which determines whether or not any one of an operation relating to maintenance, an operation relating to calibration, and a warm-up operation is possible to perform within the waiting time,
wherein the management apparatus instructs at least one of apparatuses that are at a more upstream side than the reflow apparatus in the mount substrate manufacturing line to perform at least any one of the operation relating to maintenance, the operation relating to calibration, and the warm-up operation that is to be performed before starting the production of the mount substrate, based on the first data and the second data.

US Pat. No. 10,139,802

MONITORING DEVICE, MONITORING METHOD, AND DEVICE FOR CUTTING AND GRINDING DISPLAY SUBSTRATE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A monitoring device for monitoring a process of cutting a display substrate, comprising: an infrared temperature detection module configured to detect a temperature at a contacting position where a cutter wheel is in contact with the display substrate when cutting the display substrate with the cutter wheel, so as to acquire a temperature parameter at the contacting position; anda processing module in communication with the infrared temperature detection module, and configured to generate, based on the temperature parameter, a corresponding control parameter for controlling the process of cutting the display substrate;
wherein the monitoring device further comprises:
a first pressure application unit connected to a first end of a center shaft passing through a center of the cutter wheel;
a second pressure application unit connected to a second end of the center shaft;
a first pressure detection unit configured to detect a pressure at the first end of the center shaft; and
a second pressure detection unit configured to detect a pressure at the second end of the center shaft;
wherein the first end and the second end of the center shaft are located at two sides of the cutter wheel, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,139,792

BUILDING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM WITH HEURISTICS FOR CONFIGURING BUILDING SPACES

Johnson Controls Technolo...

1. A building management system comprising:building equipment located within a building space;
at least one of a building management system (BMS) controller or a client device comprising one or more processing circuits having one or more processors and memory, the one or more processing circuits comprising:
a space controller configured to receive input from the building equipment and provide a control signal to the building equipment;
a floorplan geolocator configured to receive a map providing geolocation data and overlay a building floorplan onto the map;
a space geolocator configured to receive a first input defining a location of the building space relative to the floorplan and determine a geolocation of the building space using the geolocation data;
an equipment geolocator configured to receive a second input defining a location of the building equipment relative to the floorplan and determine a geolocation of the building equipment using the geolocation data; and
a parent space detector configured to use geometric heuristics and the geolocations of the building space and the building equipment to identify a spatial relationship between the building space and the building equipment;
wherein the space controller is configured to use the spatial relationship between the building space and the building equipment to generate the control signal provided to the building equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,139,787

INTELLIGENCE IN DISTRIBUTED LIGHTING CONTROL DEVICES

ABL IP Holding LLC, Atla...

1. A method for distributed intelligence in facility lighting control, the method comprising:detecting installation of a component for a lighting device;
sensing, using a sensor, presence of occupants in a lighting control area;
receiving signal information concerning a lighting control area in a facilities system comprising a plurality of control areas, the control area comprising the lighting device, wherein the signal information includes an indication as to when the component failed, as well as information concerning power usage, number of actuations, fault detection, and predictions concerning fault states of the component, wherein fault detection comprises evaluating characteristics of an electric load of the component;
determining instructions for operation of the control area based on at least rule-based actuation logic and the received signal information, wherein the rule-based actuation logic comprises tasks associated with particular light levels;
predicting that the component is close to expiry by evaluating the number of actuations or operating hours of the component accumulated relative to a predetermined level or threshold;
determining, by a dedicated time keeper based on the signal information, a time period between installation of the component and failure of the component;
storing, by the dedicated time keeper, the time period in a database; and
providing alarms or tasks, based on the time period or the prediction that the component is close to expiry.

US Pat. No. 10,139,751

IMAGE FORMATION APPARATUS DETECTING A RESPONSE FROM COMMUNICATION PART

Oki Data Corporation, To...

1. An image formation apparatus comprising:a replacement unit that is detachably attachable to a body of the image formation apparatus and includes a first communication part capable of communicating wirelessly;
a second communication part configured, in a state where the replacement unit is attached to the body of the image formation apparatus, to communicate wirelessly with the first communication part; and
a control unit configured to control the second communication part, wherein
in a process of causing the second communication part to communicate wirelessly with the first communication part a plurality of times, the control unit detects a change in a response from the first communication part,
the second communication part includes a power supply unit configured to supply electric power to the first communication part,
the control unit controls the power supply unit such that a power amount supplied by the power supply unit is changed from a first power amount to a second power amount, and makes a determination on the replacement unit including the first communication part based on the communication from the first communication part under condition that the power amount is changed, and
in a process of changing the power amount supplied by the power supply unit to a smaller amount, the control unit detects the response from the first communication part changing from a normal response to an abnormal response or no response.

US Pat. No. 10,139,713

LIGHT SOURCE SYSTEM AND PROJECTION SYSTEM

APPOTRONICS CORPORATION L...

1. A light source system, comprising:an excitation light source for emitting an excitation light during at least first time intervals and second time intervals;
a compensation light source for emitting a compensation light during at least third time intervals, the compensation light emitted by the compensation light source being a laser light including at least one color;
a rotating color wheel disposed on light paths of both the excitation light and the compensation light, including at least a first region and a second region, the first region including at least a wavelength conversion segment carrying a wavelength conversion material, wherein during the first time intervals and the second time intervals, the first region is illuminated by the excitation light and outputs a light sequence including at least two colors, and wherein during the third time intervals, the second region transmits the compensation light;
wherein the light including the at least two colors includes at least a broad band fluorescent light generated by the wavelength conversion segment when illuminated by the excitation light, and wherein the at least one color laser light compensates for the fluorescent light or lights divided from the fluorescent light.

US Pat. No. 10,139,684

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS HAVING ELECTRODES WITH OPENINGS THEREIN

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. A display device, comprising:a first substrate and a second substrate, the first substrate including:
a data line and a scanning line arranged intersecting with each other;
a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix, each of which includes a switching element that is electrically connected to the data line and the scanning line;
a first electrode that is electrically connected to the switching element; and
a second electrode that overlaps the first electrode; and
a liquid crystal layer that is held between the first substrate and the second substrate;
wherein the liquid crystal layer is controlled by an electric field between the first electrode and the second electrode,
wherein the second electrode includes a plurality of openings that extend in parallel with each other,
wherein an extending direction of the openings is parallel to the data line and an alignment direction of the openings is parallel to the scanning line,
wherein each of the openings has a constant width and extends in a straight line,
wherein the openings include:
outermost openings that are positioned on an outermost side in the alignment direction in a region corresponding to a pixel, each of the outermost openings having a first width; and
middle openings that are the openings other than the outermost openings, each of the middle openings having a second width,
wherein the first width is smaller than the second width at the same corresponding position in the extending direction, and
wherein one side of the first electrode extending in the extending direction is positioned on an outer side in the alignment direction relative to one side of one of the outermost openings, which extends in the extending direction and is parallel and adjacent to the one side of the first electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,139,677

BACKLIGHT MODULE

FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.,...

1. A backlight module comprising:at least one light source that emits light;
a light reflecting member arranged to reflect the light emitted from the light source, the light reflecting member including
a center reflecting part with a rectangular shape having two first opposite side portions and two second opposite side portions,
four peripheral reflecting parts each having a trapezoidal shape with a lower base and an upper base that is longer than the lower base, the lower bases being connected to the first and second opposite side portions of the center reflecting part, respectively, the peripheral reflecting parts extending from the first and second opposite side portions of the center reflecting part, respectively,
extension parts extending from the upper bases of the peripheral reflecting parts, respectively, with the light reflecting member being integrally formed as a one-piece, unitary member;
an optical sheet disposed on the light reflecting member; and
a cabinet including a bottom part, two first side parts and two second side parts, the first and second side parts extending frontward from peripheral portions of the bottom part, respectively, with the first and second side parts defining an interior of the cabinet therebetween and including first and second peripheral edges, respectively, that define an opening of the cabinet,
while the light reflecting member is attached to the cabinet, the center reflecting part and the peripheral reflecting parts being disposed within the interior of the cabinet, the peripheral reflecting parts being slanted with respect to the center reflecting part, respectively, and the peripheral reflecting parts extending in an opening direction of the cabinet and outward from the first and second opposite side portions of the center reflecting part, respectively,
the extension parts being supported on the first and second side parts,
the optical sheet directly contacting with the extension parts in a direction perpendicular to the center reflecting part at a location outside the interior of the cabinet on an opposite side of the opening with respect to the bottom part of the cabinet,
side end portions of an adjacent pair of the peripheral reflecting parts abutting against each other to form a corner section of the light reflecting member at a corner portion of the center reflecting part while the light reflecting member is attached to the cabinet, and
the side end portions of the adjacent pair of the peripheral reflecting parts defining an abutment interface while the light reflecting member is attached to the cabinet, the abutment interface extending from the corner portion of the center reflecting part in a direction that intersects with a diagonal of the center reflecting part that extends through the corner portion of the center reflecting part as viewed in the direction perpendicular to the center reflecting part.

US Pat. No. 10,139,624

HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAY, CONTROL DEVICE, AND CONTROL METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A head mounted display, comprising:a main body;
a fixing element that supports the main body on a head of a wearer; and
circuitry configured to:
control a display unit to display an image to the wearer; and
notify, information that the wearer is in a visually recognizing state to a person other than the wearer, by a plurality of light emitting elements of the head mounted display,
wherein the plurality of light emitting elements include a plurality of lamps, and
wherein the information is notified based on at least one of a number of the plurality of lamps or an amount of light emitted from each of the plurality of lamps.

US Pat. No. 10,139,567

DEMATABLE EXPANDED BEAM FIBER OPTIC CONNECTOR

The United States of Amer...

1. A dematable expanded beam fiber optic connector comprising:a pin housing including a pin plane;
a receptacle housing including a receptacle plane;
a non-spring loaded pin lens sleeve assembly extending from the pin housing and partially disposed within the pin housing and communicating with a board connector, the non-spring loaded pin lens sleeve assembly comprising a pin sleeve expanded beam lens terminus for optical communication;
a slidable spring loaded receptacle lens assembly disposed within the receptacle housing, and comprising a receptacle expanded beam lens terminus containing a lens for relaying a collimated beam of light between the pin sleeve expanded beam lens terminus and the receptacle expanded beam lens terminus, the slidable spring loaded receptacle lens assembly includes a receptacle spring for applying force such that the slidable spring loaded receptacle lens assembly is flush with the receptacle plane when not in use, the slidable spring loaded receptacle lens assembly can optically communicate with the non-spring loaded pin lens sleeve assembly such that when the non-spring loaded pin lens sleeve assembly is mated to the slidable spring loaded receptacle lens assembly, the receptacle spring compresses and allows protected optical communication between the receptacle expanded beam lens terminus and the pin sleeve expanded beam lens terminus, causing the slidable spring loaded receptacle lens assembly to communicate with a fiber optic ferrule assembly that communicates with end nodes of an optical back plane, the fiber optic ferrule assembly which includes a fiber optic ferrule assembly spring to provide physical contact force between the fiber optic ferrule assembly and the slidable spring loaded receptacle lens assembly;
a receptacle lens assembly holder, wherein the slidable spring loaded receptacle lens assembly is disposed within the receptacle lens assembly holder; and,
a holder spring far applying force such that the receptacle lens assembly holder is flush with the receptacle plane and the slidable spring loaded receptacle lens assembly when the dematable expanded beam fiber optic connector is not in use.

US Pat. No. 10,139,552

PLANAR LIGHTING DEVICE HAVING LIGHT SOURCES WITH ELECTRODE TERMINALS AND MOUNTING SUBSTRATE WITH CONDUCTIVE PATTERN INCLUDING A PLURALITY OF LANDS TOGETHER HAVING RELATIVE SPACING BETWEEN THE LANDS AND ELECTRODE TERMINALS

MINEBEA MITSUMI INC., Na...

1. A planar lighting device comprising:a light guide plate;
a plurality of light sources arranged in line along a longitudinal direction of a side end surface of the light guide plate, each of light sources including a pair of electrode terminals facing each other; and
a mounting substrate on which the light sources are mounted, the mounting substrate including a conductive pattern including a plurality of pairs of lands facing each other to which the respective pairs of electrode terminals of the light sources are connected, wherein
the light sources are mounted such that, in a longitudinal direction of the light sources, a gap between a side of one of the pairs of electrode terminals facing the other electrode terminal and a side of corresponding one of the pairs of lands facing the other land is larger than a gap between the side of the pair of electrode terminals opposite to the facing side and the side of the corresponding pair of lands opposite to the facing side.

US Pat. No. 10,139,544

LIGHT GUIDE PLATE, BACK PLATE, EDGE-LIT TYPE BACKLIGHT MODULE AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A light guide plate comprising a main body and an extending part, wherein the extending part is disposed on a sidewall of the main body and extending outwardly, and the extending part and the sidewall of the main body define a space for accommodating a backlight source,wherein a reflective adhesive tape overlays at least a surface of the extending part of the light guide plate far away from the backlight source.

US Pat. No. 10,139,488

MEASUREMENT APPARATUS, MEASUREMENT SYSTEM, PROGRAM AND CONTROL METHOD

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A measurement apparatus which is installed in an underwater vehicle, comprising:a receiving antenna which receives an electromagnetic wave signal, which is outputted by a signal outputting apparatus into a water with a first frequency, in the water;
a hydrophone which receives a sound signal, which is outputted by the signal outputting apparatus into the water with a second frequency, in the water; and
at least one hardware processor configured to:
calculate a frequency of the electromagnetic wave signal which is received by the receiving antenna, and a frequency of the sound signal which is received by the hydrophone; and
calculate a relative speed of the underwater vehicle on a basis of a relation between the first frequency and the second frequency, and on a basis of the frequencies of the electromagnetic wave signal and the sound signal which are calculated.

US Pat. No. 10,139,474

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVIDING LIVE WEATHER DATA ONBOARD AN AIRCRAFT

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

1. A method for presenting weather information onboard an aircraft, the method comprising:obtaining, by at least one processor, a first set of weather data from an aircraft onboard radar system;
obtaining a current flight plan comprising a set of waypoints, by the at least one processor;
determining a swath extending to sides of the current flight plan defined by the set of waypoints;
based on the current flight plan and the swath, automatically requesting a second set of weather data for areas extending beyond an operating range of the aircraft onboard radar system;
in response to automatically requesting the second set of weather data, obtaining, by the at least one processor via a communication device, the second set of weather data from external sources including at least one of one or more external aircraft, a satellite, a remote server, and a ground-based weather station, wherein the communication device is compatible with a communication protocol for the external sources, and wherein the communication protocol comprises at least one of a datalink communication protocol, a satellite communication protocol, a very high frequency (VHF) radio communication protocol, and a transponder communication protocol;
presenting graphical elements comprising a first set of graphical elements associated with the first set of weather data and a second set of graphical elements associated with the second set of weather data, via a display device communicatively coupled to the at least one processor, wherein the second set of graphical elements include visual characteristics distinguishable from the first set of graphical elements;
detecting a rain attenuation area, by the at least one processor via the aircraft onboard radar system;
in response to detecting the rain attenuation area, automatically requesting a third set of weather data for the rain attenuation area, wherein the third set of weather data is requested from the external sources; and
presenting rain attenuation area graphical elements, via the display device, wherein the rain attenuation graphical elements comprise at least a rain attenuation demarcation indicating weather occluded connected radar, wherein the second set of graphical elements comprise the rain attenuation area graphical elements, and wherein the rain attenuation area graphical elements include visual characteristics distinguishable from the first set of graphical elements.

US Pat. No. 10,139,473

RADAR APPARATUS INCLUDING TRANSMITTING ANTENNA AND RECEIVING ANTENNA

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A radar apparatus comprising:a transmitting antenna;
a receiving antenna;
transmitting circuitry which generates a radar signal and transmits the radar signal through the transmitting antenna;
receiving circuitry which receives the radar signal reflected by an object through the receiving antenna;
a storage which stores an identification code unique to the radar apparatus and a plurality of spread codes; and
control circuitry which selects one of the plurality of spread codes, wherein
the radar signal includes a plurality of periodic frames,
each of the frames includes first and second segments,
the first segment includes a first spread signal which is obtained by multiplication of a predetermined reference signal by at least a part of the selected spread code,
the second segment includes a second spread signal which is obtained by multiplication of the identification code by at least the part of the selected spread code, and
the control circuitry calculates a first correlation value between the received radar signal and the first spread signal, calculates a second correlation value between the received radar signal and the second spread signal, and selects another one of the plurality of spread codes on a basis of temporal positions and magnitudes of peaks of the first and second correlation values in each frame.

US Pat. No. 10,139,464

NOISE SUPPRESSION METHODS AND APPARATUS

Hyperfine Research, Inc.,...

1. A method of estimating noise detected in an environment of a magnetic resonance imaging system, the method comprising:acquiring a plurality of magnetic resonance signals by repeatedly applying a first pulse sequence using a first spatial encoding; and
estimating noise based, at least in part, on a comparison of the plurality of magnetic resonance signals.

US Pat. No. 10,139,448

SCAN CIRCUITRY WITH IDDQ VERIFICATION

NXP USA, Inc., Austin, T...

1. An integrated circuit, comprising:a first logic circuit coupled between a first power supply terminal and a second power supply terminal, wherein the first logic circuit includes:
a first scan chain circuit including a scan output node;
a configurable defect circuit connected to the scan output node of the first scan chain circuit and having a logic node and a conductive element coupled between the logic node and the first or the second power supply terminal, wherein the scan output node is configured to, during a quiescent current testing mode, place a predetermined logic state on the logic node such that a detectable current flows through the conductive element when the integrated circuit is not defective; and
a current measurement circuit having an input coupled to an output of the configurable defect circuit and configured to detect the detectable current through the conductive element when the integrated circuit is not defective.

US Pat. No. 10,139,418

RAPID METHOD FOR TARGETED CELL (LINE) SELECTION

LONZA BIOLOGICS PLC, Slo...

1. A process for the prediction of cell culture performance data of at least one sample cell, the process comprising:(a) providing a sample of the at least one sample cell, cell culture performance data from a standard cell cultivated in a large volume bioreactor containing a volume of media of at least 10 L and raw standard MS (mass spectrometric) data from the standard cell, wherein the at least one sample cell is cultivated in medium with a low volume of 1 ?L to 1 L,
(b) subjecting the sample of the at least one sample cell to a MS analysis after 1 to 5 hours of acclimatization at a temperature of 0° C. to 10° C. to obtain raw sample MS data thereof,
(c) subjecting the raw standard and the raw sample MS data to at least one first MS signal processing method to obtain pre-treated standard and sample MS profiles,
(d) subjecting the cell culture performance data from the standard cell of (a) and the pre-treated standard and sample MS profiles obtained in (c) to a second MS signal processing method including a PLS-DA (partial least squares discriminant analysis) based comparative evaluation so as to directly predict the cell culture performance data of the at least one sample cell at a later stage of up-scaling in a large volume bioreactor containing a volume of medium of at least 10 L, and
(e) cultivating the cell line in a bioreactor containing a volume of medium of at least 10 L when the at least one sample cell is determined to have a cell specific productivity of at least 0.1 g protein/L/h,
wherein the cell culture performance data are cell specific productivity, integral viable cell count or cell product concentration data,
and wherein the method further comprises, prior to (a): generating a cell line that expresses a recombinant protein; and cultivating the cell line in a medium with the low volume of 1 ?L to 1 L, wherein the sample of the at least one sample cell is taken from the cell line.

US Pat. No. 10,139,341

SELF-CALIBRATING OPTICAL DETECTOR

TT ELECTRONICS PLC, Carr...

1. A method of calibration, comprising:setting, by a controller, an initial detection threshold of a detector;
gradually increasing a power level of a signal generator, the signal generator being in communication with the detector and the controller, causing a detected power at the detector to exceed the initial detection threshold;
storing in a memory, by the controller, a first power level of the signal generator at which the detected power at the detector exceeds the initial detection threshold; and
adjusting, by the controller after the power level of the signal generator reaches the first power level, the initial detection threshold of the detector to an adjusted detection threshold by including from the memory a pre-programmed detection buffer amount within the adjusted detection threshold, wherein the detection buffer amount compensates for a variation affecting an amount of signal received at the detector from the signal generator.

US Pat. No. 10,139,301

PRESSURE SENSOR CHIP INCLUDING FIRST AND SECOND ANNULAR SHAPE GROOVES IN A NON-BONDING REGION OF A HOLDING MEMBER FOR A SENSOR DIAPHRAGM

AZBIL CORPORATION, Chiyo...

1. A pressure sensor chip, comprising:a sensor diaphragm that outputs a signal depending on a difference between pressures received by a first surface and a second surface of the sensor diaphragm; and
a first holding member and a second holding member bonded respectively to the first surface and the second surface of the sensor diaphragm with peripheral portions thereof being positioned to face each other, each of the first holding member and the second holding member having a respective pressure introduction hole through which pressure to be measured is applied to the sensor diaphragm, wherein
the first holding member includes a non-bonding region formed inside the first holding member, the non-bonding region being parallel to a pressure-receiving surface of the sensor diaphragm and communicating with a periphery of the pressure introduction hole of the first holding member,
defining a first side of a plane including the non-bonding region inside the first holding member as a direction opposite to the sensor diaphragm with interposition of the plane including the non-bonding region inside the first holding member therebetween and a second side of the plane including the non-bonding region inside the first holding member as a direction approaching the sensor diaphragm with interposition of the plane including the non-bonding region inside the first holding member therebetween, the first holding member includes first and second grooves each having an annular shape and concavely formed in a peripheral edge portion of the non-bonding region inside the first holding member on the first side and the second side of the plane including the non-bonding region inside the first holding member, respectively, in continuation with the non-bonding region,
each of cross-sectional shapes of the first groove and the second groove taken perpendicularly to a groove-extending direction includes a circular arc,
the first groove and the second groove are formed such that an end of the cross-sectional shape of the second groove is positioned closer to the pressure introduction hole of the first holding member than an end of the cross-sectional shape of the first groove, and
the second holding member includes a recess formed in a surface thereof, the surface being bonded to the second surface of the sensor diaphragm.

US Pat. No. 10,139,235

DATA PROCESSING DEVICE, PROGRAM, RECORDING MEDIUM, AND DATA PROCESSING METHOD FOR ASSISTING FORMULATION OF BUNKERING PLAN OF SHIP

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Ka...

1. A data processing device comprising:a terminal device that is operated to manage from land operations of a plurality of ships;
a fuel oil information providing server device that communicates with the terminal device, the fuel oil information providing server device including:
a sailing route identification data acquisition unit that acquires sailing route identification data identifying a sailing route specified by a user;
a fuel oil price data acquisition unit that acquires, for each of one or more bunkering locations at which supplying of fuel oil is possible, fuel oil price data indicating fuel oil prices at bunkering locations;
a display instruction data generation unit that generates display instruction data for instructing display of fuel oil prices at each of one or more bunkering locations indicated by the fuel oil price data; and
a display instruction data output unit that outputs the display instruction data to a display device at the terminal device.

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. 10,139,034

IRRIGATION PIPE LINER

Lindsay Corporation, Oma...

1. A pipe liner for lining a fluid-carrying pipe, the pipe liner comprising:an elongated flexible conduit having an outer wall forming an open-ended central channel, the outer wall having a first end and a second end opposite the first end; and
a flexible flange extending radially from one of the first end and the second end of the outer wall, the flexible flange being stitched to the outer wall of the flexible conduit and including a number of fastener holes for anchoring the pipe liner to a rigid flange of the pipe, the pipe liner being configured to be pulled though the pipe in a collapsed configuration and expanded to a non-collapsed configuration when the flexible conduit is aligned with the pipe and the flexible flange is positioned near a rigid flange of the pipe.

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. 10,138,965

DISK BRAKE

HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM...

1. A disk brake comprising:a motor configured to activate a rotation-linear motion conversion mechanism contained in a caliper to displace a piston; and
a housing attached to the caliper and containing the motor therein, the housing also including an opening portion closed by a cover member,
wherein a distal end of a connector terminal is disposed in the housing, the connector terminal having a flat plate surface and including the distal end that extends from the motor toward the opening portion,
wherein a wiring that connects this connector terminal and the motor is provided,
wherein a joining terminal joined to the connector terminal is provided at one end of the wiring, and
wherein this joining terminal includes
a fixation portion to which the one end of the wiring is fixed,
a contact surface portion that extends from this fixation portion and that faces the flat plate surface of the connector terminal,
a biasing portion that extends from a side of the contact surface portion to a back surface of the flat plate surface of the connector terminal, the biasing portion being configured to bias the contact surface portion toward this flat surface portion so as to bring the contact surface portion into close contact with the flat plate surface of the connector terminal,
a protruding portion provided at a position of the contact surface portion that is separated from this biasing portion, the protruding portion being disposed in such a manner that an end of the opening portion side of the connector terminal and an end of the opening portion side of the contact surface portion are in alignment with each other when the protruding portion is in abutment with the connector terminal, and
a welded portion formed so as to extend over the end of the opening portion side of the connector terminal and the end of the opening portion side of the contact surface portion,
wherein the protruding portion is disposed at a distal end side of the connector terminal with respect to the biasing portion.

US Pat. No. 10,138,962

DISC BRAKE AND BRAKE PAD SET FOR A DISC BRAKE

KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer...

1. A sliding-caliper disk brake, comprising:an application-side brake pad and a reaction-side brake pad;
a fixed brake carrier including two pairs of carrier horns, a reaction-side one of the pairs of carrier horns being configured to abut respective lateral sides of a reaction-side brake pad and an application-side one of the pairs of carrier horns being configured to abut respective lateral sides of an application-side brake pad, and two hub arches, a reaction-side one of the hub arches extending between the reaction-side pair of carrier horns and an application-side one of the two hub arches extending between the application-side pair of carrier horns; and
a brake caliper including a brake caliper rear section, a brake caliper application section configured to receive a brake application mechanism and tension struts connecting the brake caliper rear section and the brake caliper application section,
wherein
the reaction-side carrier horns and the reaction-side hub arch form a reaction-side brake pad slot configured to support a radially-inner side and the lateral sides of the reaction side brake pad, and the application-side carrier horns and the application-side hub arch form an application-side brake pad slot configured to support a radially-inner side and the lateral sides of the application side brake pad,
a spacing between opposing radially outer ends of brake pad abutment surfaces of the reaction-side pair of carrier horns is greater than a spacing between opposing radially outer ends of brake pad abutment surfaces of the application-side pair of carrier horns, and
a radial height of the reaction-side pair of carrier horns is shorter than a radial height of the application-side pair of carrier horns.

US Pat. No. 10,138,899

ELECTRIC PROPULSION ASSEMBLY FOR AN AIRCRAFT

AIRBUS SAS, Blagnac (FR)...

1. An electric propulsion assembly for an aircraft comprising:a nacelle comprising a nacelle cowl delimiting an internal volume to place an electric propulsion unit of the aircraft comprising a fan, an electric motor assembly connected to the electric propulsion unit to supply an electrical energy to the propulsion unit and a control system comprising a power electronics system, a space delimited between the motor assembly and the nacelle cowl defining a duct through which an air stream generated by the fan flows to supply the aircraft with a thrust;
the power electronics system comprises at least one heat exchanger to transfer a heat energy from the power electronics system to a working fluid to cool the power electronics system; and
said at least one exchanger is positioned to at least partially project inwardly from the nacelle cowl into the space delimited between the motor assembly and the nacelle cowl so that the working fluid consists of the air stream generated by the fan.

US Pat. No. 10,138,870

METHOD AND SYSTEM OF PROVIDING FLUID FLOW FOR A ROTOR

Ramot at Tel-Aviv Univers...

1. A rotor, comprising:a plurality of blades; and
a plurality of fluid routing devices, each mechanically connected to one of said plurality of blades and comprises:
a continuous channel with an inlet having a tip, and facing the opposite direction of rotation of said plurality of blades and an outlet, said continuous channel conducts fluid passing via said inlet and said inlet being placed in a lateral edge of said one of said plurality of blades, and
a flow directing element mechanically connected to said outlet so as to direct said conducted fluid into a duct inside said one of said plurality of blades to adjust a fluid flow in or on said blade;
wherein the inlet of each one of the plurality of fluid routing devices having an adjustable portion that shifts its tip in direction of the plane of said one of said plurality of blades when fluid flows via said inlet tip so that a phase shift is formed in an angle, a, between a leading segment of said one of said plurality of blades and said inlet tip, said phase shift increases a stagnation pressure as compared to that prevailing at the leading segment of said lateral edge.

US Pat. No. 10,138,842

APPARATUS FOR UTILIZING HEAT WASTED FROM ENGINE

SANDEN HOLDINGS CORPORATI...

1. An apparatus for utilizing heat wasted from an engine, comprising:a Rankine cycle including:
a heat exchanger that recovers waste heat from the engine in a refrigerant;
an expansion device that generates power using the refrigerant at an outlet of the heat exchanger;
a condenser that condenses the refrigerant exiting the expansion device; and
a refrigerant pump that supplies the refrigerant exiting the condenser to the heat exchanger;
a transmission mechanism configured to couple an output shaft of the expansion device to a rotary shaft of the engine via an electromagnetic clutch, the electromagnetic clutch being configured to be engaged and disengaged;
a passage through which the refrigerant exiting the heat exchanger flows so as to bypass the expansion device;
a bypass valve interposed in the passage, and
a controller
wherein, the controller is programmed to:
switch the electromagnetic clutch from an engaged state to a disengaged state after switching the bypass valve from a closed state to an open state to stop the expansion device and
perform expansion device front-rear differential pressure limiting processing in which a front-rear differential pressure of the expansion device is limited while maintaining the electromagnetic clutch in the engaged state, in a case where the bypass valve becomes stuck in the closed state.

US Pat. No. 10,138,755

DEVICE FOR DEICING A SEPARATOR NOSE OF AN AVIATION TURBINE ENGINE

SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES, ...

1. A device for deicing a separator nose of an aviation turbine engine, the device comprising:a separator nose positioned downstream from a fan of the engine to separate air from the fan into a primary stream flow passage and a secondary stream flow passage, the separator nose including an inner wall defining an outside of the primary stream flow passage and an outer wall defining an inside of the secondary stream flow passage, a downstream end of the inner wall including a flange extending radially towards the outer wall; and
a casing fastened to the separator nose so as to extend the separator nose downstream, the casing having an inner shroud with an inner wall defining the outside of the primary stream flow passage,
wherein the casing includes an air duct incorporated in the inner shroud so as to be formed integrally therewith so as to present a single piece, the air duct opening out downstream to an air feed and opening out upstream into an inside of the separator nose,
wherein the air duct is delimited by the inner wall of the inner shroud and an outer wall of the inner shroud, the outer wall of the inner shroud including an upstream flange at an upstream end thereof that extends radially outwards which is fastened to the flange of the separator nose, and a downstream flange at a downstream end thereof, and
wherein an upstream end of the inner wall of the inner shroud abuts a shoulder of the inner wall of the separator nose, the shoulder being located radially inward and upstream of a downstream face of the flange of the separator nose which abuts the upstream flange of the inner shroud.

US Pat. No. 10,138,724

MONITORING, DIAGNOSING AND OPTIMIZING GAS LIFT OPERATIONS BY PRESENTING ONE OR MORE ACTIONS RECOMMENDED TO ACHIEVE A GL SYSTEM PERFORMANCE

Landmark Graphics Corpora...

1. A method performed by one or more processors for monitoring, diagnosing and optimizing operation of a gas lift (GL) system that comprises:collecting measured data representative of a state of the GL system within a well, and further storing the measured data;
comparing the measured data to calculated data generated by a well model;
identifying, by the one or more processors, one or more likely conditions of the GL system based at least in part on mismatches between the measured data and the calculated data;
selecting, by a user, corrections to the one or more likely conditions causing the mismatches;
updating the well model to reflect the corrections to the one or more likely conditions;
generating a plurality of GL system performance curves using the updated well model;
selecting, by the user, a GL system operating point on at least one of the generated plurality of GL system performance curves using the updated well model;
generating, by the one or more processors, one or more actions recommended to achieve a GL system performance consistent with the user selected GL system operating point;
presenting to the user, via a display, the one or more actions recommended;
accepting a user selection of one of the displayed one or more actions recommended to achieve the GL system performance consistent with the user selected GL system operating point; and
triggering a system command that automatically changes a setting of a GL choke of the GL system in response to the accepting of the user selection of the one of the displayed one or more actions recommended.

US Pat. No. 10,138,675

BATTERY HOUSING SHAPED TO FIT IN A HEADRAIL OF A WINDOW BLIND

Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT...

1. A battery housing for a window blind comprising:two spaced apart elongated battery compartments for housing a plurality of batteries wherein each of the two elongated battery compartments comprises a length and a width of a generally keyhole shaped cylinder comprising a circular portion intersecting a rectangular portion, wherein the two elongated battery compartments are disposed substantially parallel to each other;
a partially keyhole shaped elongated channel partially formed by adjacent walls of the generally keyhole shaped battery compartments, the partially keyhole shaped elongated channel comprising a bottom surface joining the respective tubular shaped battery compartments along the rectangular portions, wherein the partially keyhole shaped elongated channel is positioned in the space between and substantially parallel to the respective elongated battery compartments;
a base housing, the base housing comprising a first side and a second side joined by side walls defining an interior of the base housing, wherein the second side of the base housing is mechanically connected to the elongated keyhole shaped battery compartments substantially along the length of each of the rectangular portions of the respective elongated battery compartments, wherein the respective rectangular portions are open to the interior and wherein a section of the second side of the base housing defines the bottom surface of the elongated channel and the first side of the base housing is attached to the side walls opposite the second side and provides a cover for the base housing.

US Pat. No. 10,138,664

HINGE WITH ADJUSTABLE AXIS LOCATION AND LOCKING MECHANISM

TAYLOR MADE GROUP, LLC, ...

1. An adjustable hinge assembly for connecting a moving part to a frame, the adjustable hinge assembly comprising:a first part securable to the frame, the first part including an insert channel;
a second part securable to the moving part and including a shaft; and
an eccentric insert positioned in the insert channel and rotatable in the insert channel, the eccentric insert including an offset channel at an end facing the second part, wherein the shaft of the second part is disposed in the offset channel, wherein the eccentric insert is cylindrical and further comprises a wedge lock disposed in a lock channel provided in an exterior surface of the eccentric insert, the wedge lock being displaceable relative to the exterior surface to lock the eccentric insert in the insert channel.

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. 10,138,583

CLOTH CLAMPING DEVICE

BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI K...

1. A cloth clamping device comprising:a clamping mechanism configured to come into contact with an upper surface of a cloth, among cloths placed so as to be stacked in the up-down direction, and to clamp the cloth with which the contact is made, the clamping mechanism including a support portion, a leg portion, a foot portion, and a clamping portion,
the leg portion being provided on the support portion such that a lower end of the leg portion protrudes below the support portion, and such that the leg portion is capable of moving up and down between an upper position in which the leg portion is positioned relatively upward with respect to the support portion, and a lower position in which the leg portion is positioned relatively downward with respect to the support portion,
the foot portion being provided on the lower end of the leg portion and protruding in a sideway direction from the leg portion, and coming into contact with the upper surface of the cloth when the leg portion is positioned in the upper position,
the clamping portion including a leading end portion and a base end portion,
the leading end portion facing the foot portion in the sideway direction, and
the base end portion being pivotally supported by the support portion, at a position in the sideway direction with respect to the leading end portion and above the leading end portion, and
the clamping portion
being positioned in a closed position when the leg portion is in the upper position and
being positioned in an open position when the leg portion is in the lower position,
the closed position being a position in which the clamping portion comes into contact with the upper surface of the cloth and the leading end portion is positioned above the foot portion, and
the open position being a position in which the leading end portion pivots downward with respect to the closed position and is positioned in a sideway direction with respect to the foot portion; and
an up-and-down movement mechanism configured to move the clamping mechanism up and down, the up-and-down movement mechanism being connected to the support portion.

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. 10,138,427

SEPARATION OF HYDROCARBONS FROM PARTICULATE MATTER USING SALT AND POLYMER

EXTRAKT PROCESS SOLUTIONS...

1. A process for separating hydrocarbon from a composition comprising hydrocarbon and solids, the process comprises treating the composition with an aqueous mixture including at least one highly water soluble salt, at least one polymer flocculent and at least one organic diluent to separate the hydrocarbon from the composition;wherein the treated composition has a salt-composition concentration of the at least one highly water soluble salt of no less than about 1 wt %.

US Pat. No. 10,138,407

MODIFIED DEFORMED REINFORCEMENT FIBERS, METHODS OF MAKING, AND USES

FORTA CORPORATION, Grove...

5. A method of preparing a fiber-containing cementitious composition or drilling composition, comprising:providing a plurality of original reinforcement fibers having a substantially linear shape;
forming a deformation in the plurality of original reinforcement fibers by forming at least one crimp in the linear shape of the fibers;
deforming the linear shape of the plurality of original reinforcement fibers to produce a plurality of modified reinforcement fibers; and
mixing the plurality of modified reinforcement fibers in a cementitious composition or a drilling fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,138,318

BLOCK COPOLYMER AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE USING THE SAME

KOREA UNIVERSITY RESEARCH...

1. A block copolymer comprising:a first polymer block and a second polymer block having different structures, one of the first polymer block and the second polymer block having a halogen-substituted structure; and
a random block copolymer connecting the first polymer block and the second polymer block, the random block copolymer having at least two repeating units that are randomly copolymerized,
wherein the random block copolymer is expressed by the following Formula (2):

wherein
X2 is a halogen atom,
q is an integer from 1 to 5,
each of R3 and R4 is one of a hydrogen atom, a C1-C5 straight-chain or branched alkyl group, and a C1-C5 alkyl halide group, and
x/(x+y)=0.2 to 0.8.

US Pat. No. 10,138,237

1,2,4-TRIAZOLO[4,3-A]PYRIDINE COMPOUNDS AND THEIR USE AS POSITIVE ALLOSTERIC MODULATORS OF MGLUR2 RECEPTORS

Janssen Pharmaceutica NV,...

1. A compound of Formula (I)
or a stereochemically isomeric form thereof, wherein
R1 is selected from C1-6alkyl, (C3-8cycloalkyl)C1-3alkyl, and (C1-3alkyloxy)C1-3alkyl;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,138,198

FLUORINATION OF ACRYLATE ESTERS AND DERIVATIVES

Vifor (International) Ltd...

1. A continuous process for fluorinating a double bond to form a compound of formula 2 or formula 6 comprising:forming a reaction stream comprising a compound of formula 1 or formula 5 dissolved in a hydrofluorocarbon or fluorocarbon solvent,
wherein R1 is hydroxy, alkoxy, chloro, or —OC(O)CH?CH2,the reaction stream flowing through a continuous fluorination reactor at a flow rate of from about 0.2 mL/minute to about 2 mL/minute and fluorine gas flows through the continuous fluorination reactor at a gas flow rate of from about 0.2 mmol/minute to about 2 mmol/minute;
whereby reaction of the compound of formula 1 or formula 5 with the fluorine gas forms a compound of formula 2 or formula 6
wherein R2 is hydroxy, alkoxy, chloro, or —OC(O)CHFCH2F, andfurther reacting the compounds of formula 2 or 6 with an alcohol and a catalyst, wherein when R2 is hydroxy or chloro, the reaction is an esterification and when R2 is alkoxy, the reaction is a transesterification.

US Pat. No. 10,138,189

METHODS FOR PRODUCING 2,6-DIMETHYL-1,5-HEPTADIEN-3-OL AND 2,6-DIMETHYL-1,5-HEPTADIEN-3-YL ACETATE

SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., L...

1. A method for producing 2,6-dimethyl-1,5-heptadien-3-ol, comprising a step of subjecting 2-methyl-3-buten-2-yl 2-methyl-2-propenyl ether of formula (1):
to a rearrangement reaction in the presence of a base to obtain 2,6-dimethyl-1,5-heptadien-3-ol of formula (2):

US Pat. No. 10,138,177

PROCESS AND INSTALLATION FOR THE CONVERSION OF CRUDE OIL TO PETROCHEMICALS HAVING AN IMPROVED PROPYLENE YIELD

SAUDI BASIC INDUSTRIES CO...

1. An integrated process to convert crude oil into petrochemical products, the process comprising the steps of:subjecting crude oil to crude oil distillation to produce a gases fraction, resid and at least one of kerosene or gasoil;
subjecting resid to resid upgrading to produce LPG and a liquid resid upgrading effluent;
subjecting a hydrocarbon feed to aromatic ring opening to produce LPG;
subjecting LPG produced by at least one of the resid upgrading or the aromatic ring opening to olefins synthesis;
subjecting part of the liquid resid upgrading effluent to fluid catalytic cracking to produce a light-distillate, a middle-distillate and olefins, and
wherein said hydrocarbon feed comprises:
at least one of the kerosene or the gasoil produced by the crude oil distillation; and
the middle-distillate produced in the process.

US Pat. No. 10,138,146

BRINE FILTRATION DEVICE

1. A brine filtration device for facilitating mixing of sodium chloride into a fluid and filtration of salt crystals out of the fluid to minimize entrainment of the salt crystals in the fluid exiting an output port of a brine storage tank, the device comprising:an outer tube having a length and an outer diameter, the length of the outer tube being greater than the outer diameter of the outer tube, the outer tube having a plurality of slits for facilitating flow of the fluid through the outer tube from an exterior side of the outer tube to an interior side of the outer tube, each of the slits of the outer tube having a width that is between 0.1 to 0.5 mm;
an inner tube defining a length and an outer diameter, the length of the inner tube being greater than the outer diameter of the inner tube, the inner tube having a plurality of slits for facilitating flow of the fluid through the inner tube from an exterior side of the inner tube to an interior side of the inner tube, each of the slits of the inner tube having a width that is between 0.1 to 0.5 mm, the inner tube being disposed within the outer tube;
a plurality of beads disposed between the inner and outer tubes, each of the beads having a diameter of between 2 to 20 mm;
an output port in fluid communication with the interior side of the inner tube so that the fluid flows from the exterior side of the outer tube to the interior side of the outer tube then from the exterior side of the inner tube to the interior side of the inner tube and out through the output port.

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. 10,138,077

PNEUMATIC CONVEYING APPARATUS

Schenck Process UK Limite...

1. A pneumatic conveying apparatus operable to transport material from a supply source to a process, the pneumatic conveying apparatus comprising:a compression device operable to supply and transport pneumatic media through at least one conduit;
a supply source operable to discharge material into the pneumatic conveying system;
at least one vessel arranged to receive material from the supply source and to discharge material to the at least one conduit;
a filter receiver configured to receive material and pneumatic media from at least one conduit and operable to separate material and pneumatic media such that a predefined and small volume or weight of material can be stored in and a large capacity discharged from the filter receiver to an adjacent process, where a process connection which is formed where the apparatus connects to the process is within a 1 m to 15 m horizontal or vertical range;
a discharge device connected to the filter receiver and operable to increase its feed rate from the minimum feed rate to the maximum feed rate over a time frame of between 3 seconds to 30 seconds in order to discharge material to the process in a way which meets the process demands and is greater than the rate of increase possible from the pneumatic conveying system alone, using control system operable to control discharge rate of material such that material is transported substantially continuously; and
a control system able to measure and subsequently maintain and/or recover to a fixed weight or volume, the amount of material stored in the filter receiver, by varying the rate of feed to the pneumatic conveying pipeline according to close loop control methods.

US Pat. No. 10,138,054

POLYMERIC BAGS

Poly-America, L.P., Gran...

1. A bag formed from a collapsed tube of polymeric film, the bag comprising:a first panel and a second panel, the first panel and the second panel joined along a first side edge, a second side edge, and a bottom seal proximate to a bottom edge,
the first side edge defined by a first edge of the collapsed tube and the second side edge defined by a second edge of the collapsed tube,
the bottom seal extending from the first side edge to the second side edge,
a machine direction of the collapsed tube extending in a direction generally perpendicular to the bottom seal,
the first panel having a first top edge opposite the bottom edge and the second panel having a second top edge opposite the bottom edge, the first top edge and second top edge defining an opening of the bag,
a distal end of both the first top edge and second top edge having a wave-shaped profile, the wave-shaped profile defining a plurality of lobes,
a plurality of ribs defined in a first stretched region below the plurality of lobes, the plurality of ribs generally parallel to each other, each one of the plurality of ribs extending from the first side edge towards the second side edge, the plurality of ribs comprising a plurality of thick and thin ribs,
a first un-stretched region above the first stretched region devoid of ribs and a second un-stretched region below the first stretched region devoid of ribs, and
a first transition zone between the first un-stretched region and the first stretched region, the first transition zone comprising a plurality of thick and thin ribs, the thin ribs having varying heights with at least one thin rib of intermediate height.

US Pat. No. 10,138,019

BAKERY TRAY ASSEMBLY

REHRIG PACIFIC COMPANY, ...

1. A tray comprising:a base having a curved profile;
a first pair of walls extending upward from the base; and
a second pair of walls extending upward from the base, wherein the curved profile of the base extends upward from each of the first pair of walls and peaks along a middle portion of the second pair of walls, the curved profile of the base includes one continuous curve extending from one of the first pair of walls to another one of the first pair of walls, and the second pair of walls each include a curved profile that curves in the same direction as the curved profile of the base and an inner wall portion spaced from an outer wall portion by an upper wall portion.

US Pat. No. 10,137,903

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM

Uber Technologies, Inc., ...

1. An on-board diagnostic system for an autonomous vehicle (AV) comprising:at least one AV systems interface connecting the on-board diagnostic system with a plurality of AV systems;
one or more processors; and
one or more memory resources storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to:
receive, via the at least one AV systems interface, diagnostic data from the plurality of AV systems;
for each respective AV system of the plurality of AV systems, determine whether the diagnostic data indicate that the respective AV system is operating nominally; and
in response to determining a fault condition corresponding to the respective AV system not operating nominally, initiate a procedure associated with the respective AV system to resolve or mitigate the fault condition by:
controlling one or more sensors or actuators to reset the respective AV system;
determining whether resetting the respective AV system resolves the fault condition;
based on determining that resetting the respective AV system does not resolve the fault condition, determining whether the fault condition for the respective AV system can be mitigated; and
based on determining that the fault condition can be mitigated, controlling one or more sensors or actuators to mitigate the fault condition in accordance with the procedure associated with the respective AV system.

US Pat. No. 10,137,889

METHOD FOR SMARTPHONE-BASED ACCIDENT DETECTION

Zendrive, Inc., San Fran...

1. A system for determining a vehicular accident associated with first user and a vehicle, the system comprising:a first application executing on a first device associated with the first user, wherein the first application is operable to collect a first movement dataset sampled from at least one of a first motion sensor and a first location sensor of the first device;
an accident detection processing system operable to:
receive a traffic dataset describing traffic conditions proximal a vehicle location, wherein the vehicle location is extracted from the first movement dataset, wherein the traffic conditions comprise a traffic level, a traffic law, and accident data;
retrieve an accident detection model; and
determine a vehicular accident event in substantially real-time with the accident detection model, the traffic dataset, and the first movement dataset, and based on the traffic level exceeding a traffic level threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,137,824

ADAPTIVE LED MULTI-MODULE HEADLAMP WITH INTEGRATED DIPPED BEAM AND HIGH BEAM

GUANGDONG RAYTON INTELLIG...

1. An adaptive LED multi-module headlamp with integrated dipped beam and high beam, comprising a dipped beam and high beam following-up adaptive beam pattern control system, a light compensation system, and a color temperature control system, the dipped beam and high beam following-up adaptive beam pattern control system comprising a LED light source module array, the LED light source module array comprising a number of LED light source modules including more than two LED light source modules parallel to each other which forming a direct light source, axes of the more than two LED light source modules paralleling with the center of vehicle body, and including more than one LED light source module arranged outside the direct light source which forming a steering light source, angle between axes of the more than one LED light source module and the center of vehicle body being acute angle, the angle between axes of the LED light module of the steering light source and vehicle body increasing in turn from inside out; the direct light source being more close to the center of vehicle body than the steering light source; the direct light source lighted during normal driving; one or more LED light source modules of the direct light source closed to weaken light intensity of the direct light source while vehicles crossing each other at night; one or more LED light source modules of the steering light source lighted while vehicle turning at night; the LED light source module comprising a first LED light source, a first surface reflector worked with the first LED light source, a second LED light source, a second surface reflector worked with the second LED light source and convex lens, if the first LED light source lighted separately, a dipped beam pattern lighted by the LED light source module, if the first LED light source and the second LED light source lighted simultaneously, a high beam pattern lighted by the LED light source module; the light compensation system comprising a number of upper polarizing-assisted light filling units above the dipped beam and high beam following-up adaptive beam pattern control system and a number of lower polarizing-assisted light filling units below the dipped beam and high beam following-up adaptive beam pattern control system; the upper polarizing-assisted light filling unit comprising an upper polarizing LED light source and an upper polarizing reflecting surface, the upper polarizing LED light source being at the bottom of the upper polarizing reflecting surface, light emitted from the upper polarizing LED light source reflected by the upper polarizing reflecting surface, so that there being an angle of 6˜10° between distribution area of the angle at which light emitted and the ground, to compensate the illumination area during slowing down, driving under heavy load or driving uphill; the lower polarizing-assisted light filling unit comprising an lower polarizing LED light source and an lower polarizing reflecting surface, the lower polarizing LED light source being on the top of the lower polarizing reflecting surface, light emitted from the lower polarizing LED light source reflected by the lower polarizing reflecting surface, so that there being an angle of 6˜10° between distribution area of the angle at which light emitted and the ground, to compensate the illumination area during slowing down and driving downhill.

US Pat. No. 10,137,749

AIR SPRING WITH DAMPING CHARACTERISTICS FOR HEAVY-DUTY VEHICLES

Hendrickson USA, L.L.C., ...

1. A method for converting a non-damping air spring into an air spring with damping characteristics for a suspension assembly of a heavy-duty vehicle, comprising the following steps:a) providing a non-damping air spring including a bellows and a piston, said bellows configured to be attached to said piston to form a bellows chamber and further configured to be attached to a main member of said heavy-duty vehicle, the piston having an open bottom and being free of a piston chamber, said piston being configured to be attached to said suspension assembly of said heavy-duty vehicle,
b) said non-damping air spring being converted to a damping air spring by:
i) forming at least one opening between said bellows chamber and said piston;
ii) sealingly closing said open bottom of said piston by attaching a disc to the open bottom, whereby the piston and said disc define a piston chamber, wherein airflow between the bellows chamber and the piston chamber provides damping to the suspension assembly of said heavy-duty vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,137,747

WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION CARRIER

1. A weight distribution carrier, comprising:a cart having a base and a first pair of wheels;
a jack having a jack leg and a jack body mounted to the base, wherein the jack leg is received within the jack body;
a mount plate positioned at and connected adjacent to a lower distal end of the jack body;
a coupler having an opening sized and shaped to receive the jack body, wherein the coupler is configured to receive a weight distribution hitch;
the jack body received through the opening in the coupler and mounted to the coupler by connection and engagement with the mount plate.

US Pat. No. 10,137,682

LIQUID EJECTING HEAD AND LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A liquid ejecting head comprising:a pressure chamber-forming substrate provided with a pressure chamber;
a nozzle communicating with the pressure chamber;
a piezoelectric element which is provided in a vibrating plate closing a portion of the pressure chamber and which generates pressure fluctuations in a liquid in the pressure chamber by causing the vibrating plate to vibrate; and
a driving IC which is connected to the piezoelectric element through wiring and which carries out driving control of the piezoelectric element,
wherein the driving control has
a first preliminary heating step of heating the liquid in the pressure chamber by causing at least any one of the piezoelectric element, the driving IC, and the wiring to generate heat;
a preliminary ejection step of ejecting the liquid in the pressure chamber from the nozzle after the first preliminary heating step;
a second preliminary heating step of heating the liquid in the pressure chamber more weakly than in the first preliminary heating step by causing at least any one of the piezoelectric element, the driving IC, and the wiring to generate heat after the preliminary ejection step; and
a main ejection step of starting an operation of ejecting the liquid from the nozzle after the second preliminary heating step.

US Pat. No. 10,137,640

METHOD FOR ADHERING PARTS AND DEVICE FOR IMPLEMENTING SAID METHOD

SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES, ...

1. A method of bonding together at least two parts, the method comprising:assembling together at least two parts and at least one adhesive layer, the adhesive being configured so that its adhesive power increases on heating as a result of it polymerizing, at least one of the parts being made of composite material or of metal, the adhesive layer being present, after assembly, between the parts, the assembled together parts and the adhesive being present in a chamber defined by a wall, the wall having an inside face situated facing a first part present between the adhesive layer and the wall, the first part being intended to be bonded to a second part and only a fraction of the second part being present inside the chamber;
applying a hydrostatic pressure on the parts by contacting a stationary liquid with a side of the wall opposite from the chamber, the wall being configured so that, at least after application of the hydrostatic pressure, its inside face has the same shape as the first part; and
bonding the parts with the hydrostatic pressure applied thereto.

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. 10,137,377

VARIABLE VEHICLE RIDE SWITCH

Universal City Studios LL...

1. A vehicle ride, comprising:a variable vehicle ride switch comprising:
a base configured to rotate with respect to a ride surface;
a base controller configured to receive an activation signal to cause the base to rotate; and
at least one conveyor positioned on the base and configured to rotate together with the base and configured to actuate relative to the base to move a ride vehicle onto or off of the base;
a plurality of vehicle pathways, wherein the variable vehicle ride switch is positioned at a junction of the plurality of vehicle pathways; and
a ride controller programmed with instructions to provide the activation signal to the base controller to cause the base to rotate to at least partially align the at least one conveyor with a vehicle pathway of the plurality of vehicle pathways, wherein the activation signal causes the base to rotate to at least partially align the at least one conveyor with a first vehicle pathway of the plurality of vehicle pathways when a first ride vehicle is on the at least one conveyor and to cause the base to rotate to at least partially align the at least one conveyor with a second vehicle pathway of the plurality of vehicle pathways when a second ride vehicle is on the at least one conveyor subsequent to the first ride vehicle, and wherein the first vehicle pathway is different from the second vehicle pathway.

US Pat. No. 10,137,348

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LOW RESOLUTION GOLF SWING IMAGE CAPTURE ANALYSIS

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. A method for generating a golf swing analysis output of a golfer's swing, comprising:obtaining a plurality of images from at least one camera;
calculating relative position or motion data between two or more different portions of a golfer, a golf club, or a golf ball from each of a plurality of the obtained images using a computer;
generating a swing analysis output from the calculated position or motion data, the swing analysis output identifying at least one of swing characteristic information and/or swing profile information associated with the golfer's swing; and
providing a swing improvement recommendation based upon the generated swing analysis output.

US Pat. No. 10,137,318

AIRCRAFT DEMAND REGULATOR AND DILUTION REGULATION METHOD

Zodiac Aerotechnics, Pla...

1. An aircraft breathing device comprising a demand regulator and a source of breathable gas including high rate oxygen, the demand regulator comprising:a respiratory chamber supplied with respiratory gas comprising breathable gas and dilution gas,
a breathable gas supply line to be connected to the source of breathable gas and supplying the respiratory chamber with breathable gas,
a dilution gas supply line to be connected to a source of dilution gas and supplying the respiratory chamber with dilution gas,
a first adjusting device adjusting the pressure in the respiratory chamber, and
a second adjusting device adjusting the rate of dilution gas in the respiratory gas supplied to the respiratory chamber, the second adjusting device comprising a dilution valve disposed in the dilution gas supply line and the dilution valve being movable between a retracted position and a protruded position,
wherein (i) the first adjusting device is of non-electrical, pneumatic type, (ii) the second adjusting device comprises a sensor and an electrical control unit, the electrical control unit receiving a signal from the sensor and the electrical control unit adjusting the rate of dilution gas in the respiratory gas by controlling the dilution valve in function of said signal, and the sensor being selected from at least one of (a) an absolute pressure sensor sensing cabin or aircraft altitude, (b) a saturation sensor sensing an oxygen saturation in blood of a user of the device, (c) a flow meter sensing flow in the breathable gas supply line, the dilution gas supply line, or a respiratory gas supply line shared by a downstream portion of the breathable gas supply line and a downstream portion of the dilution gas supply line, (d) a gas sensor sensing a rate of oxygen flow in the respiratory gas supply line, or (e) a position sensor sensing position of the dilution valve, and (iii) the electrical control unit is configured to cause the dilution valve to move to any of the retracted position, the protruded position, or a plurality of positions intermediate the retracted and protruded positions, in response to receipt of the signal from the sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,137,183

PEPTIDE COMPOSITIONS HAVING 4 LINKED CTL EPITOPES AND USES THEREOF

Taiho Pharmaceutical Co.,...

1. A peptide having the general formula: A-(L)-B-(L)-C-(L)-Dwherein (L) is a linker and wherein A, B, C, and D consist of a total of four CTL epitope peptides and are independently selected from the group consisting of:PEP1 as represented by SEQ ID NO: 1;
PEP2 as represented by SEQ ID NO: 2;
PEP4 as represented by SEQ ID NO: 4;
PEP5 as represented by SEQ ID NO: 5;
PEP6 as represented by SEQ ID NO: 6;
PEP7 as represented by SEQ ID NO: 7;
PEP8 as represented by SEQ ID NO: 8;
PEP9 as represented by SEQ ID NO: 9;
PEP10 as represented by SEQ ID NO: 10;
PEP13 as represented by SEQ ID NO: 13;
PEP15 as represented by SEQ ID NO; 15;
PEP17 as represented by SEQ ID NO: 17; and
PEP18 as represented by SEQ II) NO: 18; and wherein
(a) the peptide comprises PEP2 at the C terminus but not when the peptide comprises PEP7 at the N terminus followed by PEP8; or
(b) the peptide comprises PEP4 at the C terminus; or
(c) the peptide comprises PEP10 at the C terminus; or
(d) the peptide comprises PEP5 at the C terminus preceded by PEP6; or
(e) the peptide-consists of PEP5, PEP6, PEP9, and PEP18, and
wherein the peptide optionally comprises hydrophilic amino acids at the N terminus or C terminus to improve solubility of the peptide.

US Pat. No. 10,137,097

NON-PEPTIDIC GAPDH AGGREGATION INHIBITOR

OSAKA PREFECTURE UNIVERSI...

1. A compound represented by any of the chemical formula 1 wherein R1, R2, and R3 are each independently a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, or an aliphatic hydrocarbon group having a carbon number of from 1 to 10, the chemical formula 2 wherein R1, R2, and R3 are each independently a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, or an aliphatic hydrocarbon group having a carbon number of from 1 to 10, and n is an integer of 1 or more, or the chemical formula 3 wherein R1, R2, and R3 are each independently a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, or an aliphatic hydrocarbon group having a carbon number of from 1 to 10, and n is an integer of 1 or more, and a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof

US Pat. No. 10,137,057

TABLET CASSETTE

YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD., O...

1. A rotor for a tablet cassette rotatably disposed in a cassette body, the rotor comprising:a plurality of tablet guide grooves extending in a rotation axial direction so that the tablets contained in the cassette body are discharged through the tablet guide grooves, wherein:
first and second side surfaces of each of the plurality of tablet guide grooves are formed by first and second movable plates which are movable relative to one another in a circumferential direction of the rotor, the first movable plate defining a first adjustment hole and a second adjustment hole, the second movable plate defining a third adjustment hole and a fourth adjustment hole; and
a groove width adjustment mechanism configured to move the movable plates in the circumferential direction of the rotor relative to one another to adjust a width of each of the plurality of tablet guide grooves in response to a size of the tablet, the groove width adjustment mechanism including an operating member having a first adjustment pin, a second adjustment pin, and a base interconnecting the first and second adjustment pins, the first adjustment pin passing through the first and third adjustment holes, the second adjustment pin passing through the second and fourth adjustment holes.

US Pat. No. 10,136,986

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR ENDOTHELIALIZATION OF MAGNETIC VASCULAR GRAFTS

Mayo Foundation for Medic...

1. A method for making a porous, magnetic device consisting of a cured polymer and a magnetic substance and, optionally, a thread wound around the device, the method comprising:providing a solvent containing an uncured polymer, a porogen, and a magnetic substance;
providing an elongate mandrel having a length of at least about 3 cm and a diameter of about 100 ?m to about 6 mm;
dipping at least a portion of the mandrel into the solvent containing the polymer, porogen, and magnetic substance;
curing the polymer; and
removing the porogen.

US Pat. No. 10,136,967

DENTAL IMPLANT ABUTMENT COPINGS

Bicon, LLC, Boston, MA (...

1. A dental abutment coping for securing a dental prosthesis to a dental abutment, the dental abutment coping comprising:a body extending from a first end to a second end along a longitudinal axis, the body defining a cavity extending from an opening in the second end of the dental abutment coping, the body comprising:
an exterior surface adapted to be inserted into a corresponding interface cavity of the dental prosthesis;
a peripheral region of the second end, the peripheral region extending around the opening and comprising a beveled surface oriented towards the longitudinal axis at an angle relative to the longitudinal axis; and
an interior surface sized to accept a head of the dental abutment, the interior surface having a tapered interior region and an interface interior region, the interface interior region being between the peripheral region and the tapered interior region, and the tapered interior region defining an increasing internal diameter of the cavity between a distal end of the cavity and the interface interior region;
wherein the exterior surface includes
a tapered exterior region;
a flat exterior region parallel to the longitudinal axis;
wherein the tapered exterior region extends from the first end of the body to the flat exterior region, the tapered exterior region defining an increasing exterior diameter of the body along the length towards the second end, and
wherein the flat exterior region extends from the tapered exterior region to the beveled surface of the peripheral region of the second end.

US Pat. No. 10,136,959

ENDOLUMENAL OBJECT SIZING

Auris Health, Inc., Redw...

1. A method for sizing an object positioned within a patient, comprising:navigating an elongate body to a location within the patient and proximate to the object, the elongate body comprising an imaging sensor for capturing images of the object;
capturing sequential images of the object with the imaging sensor;
navigating the elongate body into at least one of a different orientation and a different position during the capture of the sequential images;
determining orientations and positions of the elongate body during the capture of the sequential images based on a set of robot data;
comparing the orientation and position of the elongate body determined based on the set of robot data for at least one captured sequential image to the orientation and position determined based on the set of robot data for at least another captured sequential image; and
analyzing, with a processor, the sequential images of the object and the comparison of the set of robot data to estimate a size of the object.

US Pat. No. 10,136,948

SYSTEM FOR IMAGE-BASED ROBOTIC SURGERY

MAKO Surgical Corp., For...

1. A robotic surgery method, comprising:coupling a first element of a fluoroscopic imaging system to a first robotic arm fixed relative to an operating room, the first robotic arm comprising a mounting fixture configured to be interchangeably coupled to a surgical tool and the first element of the fluoroscopic imaging system;
mounting a second element of the fluoroscopic imaging system in a position and orientation relative to the first element such that a targeted patient tissue structure may be positioned between the first and second elements of the fluoroscopic imaging system;
wherein the fluoroscopic imaging system comprises a source element and a detector element;
wherein the first element is the source element and second element is the detector element, or the first element is the detector element and the second element is the source element;
utilizing a sensing system and one or more sensing elements coupled to each of the first and second elements of the fluoroscopic imaging system to determine a relative spatial positioning between each of the first and second elements of the fluoroscopic imaging system.

US Pat. No. 10,136,914

ANCHORING DEVICE FOR ANCHORING A BORING TOOL IN A LUMEN OR VESSEL

1. An anchoring system for anchoring a boring tool at a site in a lumen or vessel, the anchoring system comprising:an anchoring device for anchoring the boring tool at the site in the lumen or vessel, and
a delivery device for delivering the anchoring device to the site in the lumen or vessel, the delivery device comprising:
an expandable member mounted thereon,
the anchoring device comprising:
an expandable element adapted for expanding in the lumen or vessel to anchor the anchoring device therein, the expandable element being releasably mountable on and engageable with the expandable member of the delivery device for delivering the anchoring device to the site in the lumen or vessel, the expandable element defining a main central axis and being expandable with the expandable member of the delivery device for anchoring the anchoring device adjacent the site in the lumen or vessel,
a securing means located on the expandable element engageable with the expandable member for securing the expandable element to the expandable member and for retaining the expandable element secured to the expandable member during expanding of the expandable element by the expandable member, a guide element defining a guide bore extending therethrough to accommodate one of a boring tool and a carrier element of the boring tool for guiding the boring tool, the guide bore defining a secondary central axis extending at an angle greater than 0° to the main central axis defined by the expandable element, and
an engagement means located in the guide element and engageable with one of the boring tool and the carrier element of the boring tool so that the boring tool is urgeable outwardly of the guide element against the anchoring device.

US Pat. No. 10,136,880

ASSEMBLY FOR AUGMENTING HARD TISSUE

WOODWELDING AG, Stanssta...

1. An assembly for augmenting hard tissue and/or hard tissue replacement material, the assembly comprising:a thermoplastic augmentation element having an augmentation element contact face;
a tool with a contact face, the tool being configured to be pressed against the augmentation element contact face; and
an auxiliary element having a guiding shaft, the augmentation element at least partially encompassing the guiding shaft;
wherein the augmentation element at least partially encompassing the guiding shaft is configured:
to be placed in an initial opening in in the hard tissue and/or hard tissue replacement material, with the tool in contact with a face of the augmentation element,
and the tool is configured to be pressed against the augmentation element contact face while energy is coupled into the tool and while a periphery of a liquefaction interface of the tool and the augmentation element is within the opening, whereby material of the augmentation element at the liquefaction interface(s) is liquefied to yield liquefied material and to cause portions of the liquefied material to penetrate into structures of the hard tissue and/or hard tissue replacement material and to become, after hardening, augmentation material,
the assembly further comprising an outer protection element configured to least partially encompass the tool and to thereby locally prevent the tool from being in contact with tissue.

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. 10,136,823

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING CUFF BLOOD PRESSURE

Board of Trustees of Mich...

1. A method for determining blood pressure for a subject using a sphygmomanometer having a cuff and a pressure sensor integrated therein, comprising:measuring an oscillometric cuff pressure waveform of the subject using the sphygmomanometer, where the oscillometric cuff pressure waveform indicates the time evolution of the pressure inside the cuff during inflation and deflation of the cuff;
measuring volume of air pumped into and out of the cuff during inflation and deflation of the cuff;
determining the cross-sectional area waveform of the artery underneath the cuff using the volume of air pumped into and out of the cuff and the measured oscillometric cuff pressure waveform;
determining an envelope of the cross-sectional area waveform as a function of the measured oscillometric cuff pressure waveform; and
determining, by the computer processor, blood pressure for the subject using the envelope.

US Pat. No. 10,136,595

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR MODULATING IMMUNITY IN PLANTS

Boyce Thompson Institute ...

1. A method for increasing disease resistance in plants, said method comprising contacting said plant or part of said plant with a composition comprising an effective amount of ascr#18,wherein said effective amount of ascr#18 increases plant resistance to one or more pathogens, primes or induces an immune response in said plant.

US Pat. No. 10,136,573

DUAL-SEED METERING DEVICE, SYSTEM, AND METHOD OF USE

Great Plains Manufacturin...

1. A seed planting method, said method comprising the steps of:(a) providing a seed meter with a first metering disc and a second metering disc, wherein the first and second metering discs are independently rotatable about a common rotational axis presented by a drive assembly comprising an outer axle and an inner axle at least partially received within the outer axle;
(b) planting a first type of seed in a first field region using the seed meter, wherein during said planting of step (b) the outer axle rotates the first metering disc to plant the first type of seed; and
(c) planting a second type of seed in a second field region using the seed meter, wherein during said planting of step (c) the inner axle rotates the second metering disc to plant the second type of seed.
US Pat. No. 10,138,287

UTERINE CANCER TREATMENTS

1. A method of treating cancer in a HLA-A*02+ patient having the cancer overexpressing a PGR polypeptide comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1 and presenting at its surface a peptide consisting of SEQ ID NO: 1 in complex with an MHC class I molecule, said method comprising administering to said patient an effective amount of activated antigen-specific CD8+ cytotoxic T cells to selectively eliminate the cancer cells, wherein said activated antigen-specific CD8+ cytotoxic T cells are produced by contacting CD8+ cytotoxic T cells with an antigen presenting cell presenting at its surface a peptide consisting of SEQ ID NO: 1 in the context of a complex with an MHC class I molecule in vitro, wherein the cancer is selected from the group consisting of uterine cancer, breast cancer, and hepatocellular cancer (HCC).
US Pat. No. 10,139,394

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING CANCER METASTASIS OR CANCER CELL MIGRATION BY MODULATING THE CELLULAR LEVEL OF LYSYL TRNA SYNTHETASE

MEDICINAL BIOCONVERGENCE ...

1. A method for screening an agent inhibiting an interaction between intracellular lysyl tRNA synthetase (KRS) and 67 kDa laminin receptor (67LR) comprising:(a) contacting a testing agent with intracellular KRS and 67LR; and
(b) testing whether the testing agent inhibits the interaction between intracellular KRS and 67LR.

US Pat. No. 10,143,105

RE-USABLE MODULAR SKID ASSEMBLY FOR SHIPPING ELECTRONIC MODULES

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC IT COR...

1. A modular skid assembly configured to transport at least one modular electrical component, the modular skid assembly comprising:a plate including an upper surface configured to support the at least one modular electrical component;
a first side beam extending longitudinally along one side of the plate, the first side beam being secured to the plate;
a second side beam extending longitudinally along an opposite side of the plate, the second side beam being secured to the plate;
a plurality of joists extending laterally beneath the plate, the plurality of joists extending between the first side beam and the second side beam;
a first shipping beam configured to be releasably secured to the first side beam; and
a second shipping beam configured to be releasably secured to the second side beam;
wherein a lower flange of the first shipping beam extends laterally in an opposite direction to a lower flange of the first side beam, and a lower flange of the second shipping beam extends laterally in an opposite direction to a lower flange of the second side beam.

US Pat. No. 10,143,048

LED LIGHT WITH CONTROL CIRCUIT

H4X e.U., Graz (AT)

1. A light comprising:a lighting means carrier;
at least one LED lighting means which is arranged on the lighting means carrier; and
a voltage converter circuit which is configured to supply the at least one LED lighting means with electrical current and whose output current is controlled, wherein the voltage converter circuit includes
a voltage converter that is connected in series with the at least one LED lighting means and the at least one LED lighting means is supplied with electrical voltage by the voltage converter, and
a control circuit having
a switch which is configured to output, depending on the mechanical operating position of the switch, an actuation signal for setting a setpoint output current of the voltage converter, wherein the switch includes a multiplicity of current-conducting branches that are connected in parallel and have resistors with different resistance values, and a contact maker, wherein the contact maker is configured to connect selectively in each case one of the multiplicity of parallel-connected current-conducting branches to an input contact of the switch, and
a detector circuit that is configured to determine a voltage drop across the resistors and to output, as a function of the determined voltage drop, an actuation signal for setting the setpoint output current of the voltage converter.

US Pat. No. 10,143,009

ENHANCED RANDOM ACCESS MECHANISM IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for transmitting a power headroom report (PHR) by a terminal in a wireless communication network supporting carrier aggregation, the method comprising:receiving control information for activating a secondary cell with a first uplink carrier from a base station;
identifying the secondary cell to be activated based on the received control information;
transmitting a first PHR for at least one serving cell in response to the identified secondary cell being activated with the first uplink carrier;
deciding a carrier switching for a random access retrial in response to a failure of a random access procedure on the first uplink carrier, wherein the carrier switching for the random access retrial is decided when a downlink carrier linked with the first uplink carrier is deactivated when performing the random access procedure on the first uplink carrier;
performing the random access procedure on a second uplink carrier decided by the carrier switching, wherein the performing the random access procedure comprises transmitting a second PHR for at least one serving cell;
determining that only a prohibit PHR timer expires or has expired and a path loss has changed for a downlink carrier corresponding to the second uplink carrier since a last PHR transmission when the terminal has uplink resources for a new transmission; and
transmitting a third PHR for at least one serving cell in response to a determination that the prohibit PHR timer expires or has expired and the path loss has changed for the downlink carrier corresponding to the uplink carrier of the activated secondary cell since the last PHR transmission when the terminal has uplink resources for a new transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,143,000

PRIORITIZED ASSOCIATION BETWEEN CHILD DEVICES AND PARENT DEVICES OPERATING ON A TIME-SLOTTED CHANNEL HOPPING NETWORK

1. A method executed by a child node initiating an association request to connect with a parent node operating on a time-slotted channel hopping (TSCH) network, the method comprising:scanning, by a child node, for one or more available parent nodes on a TSCH network;
upon determining that there is less than a threshold number of the one or more available parent nodes within communication range of the child node, transmitting an association request to a first parent node among the one or more available parent nodes, the association request including a priority request that identifies the association request as having a higher priority; and
receiving, from the first parent node, an association response accepting or rejecting the association request.

US Pat. No. 10,142,995

POWER CONTROL FOR SECONDARY COMMUNICATION SYSTEM BASED ON GUARD AREA AND DISTANCE FROM PRIMARY COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A master node of a second wireless communication system which is secondarily operated based on a first frequency channel used by a first wireless communication system, the master node comprising:a power control unit configured to:
request a transmission power allocation from a communication control device;
transmit information associated with a position of the master node to the communication control device;
receive a response from the communication control device, wherein the response includes a given transmission power allocation for the second wireless communication system;
determine that the second wireless communication system is permitted to operate and the given transmission power allocation is proper; and
set the given transmission power allocation to a wireless communication unit based on the determination,
wherein the given transmission power allocation is based on an interval between a reference point of the first wireless communication system and the master node, wherein the interval satisfies a condition, and
wherein the condition is based on a guard area for the first wireless communication system and a communication distance associated with the second wireless communication system.

US Pat. No. 10,142,993

METHODS FOR EXCHANGING OPERATION CHANGES BETWEEN WLAN STATIONS

NEWRACOM, Inc., Lake For...

1. A method implemented by a receiving station in a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) to initiate a change in a receive operating mode during a current transmission opportunity (TXOP) of a transmitting station, the method comprising:sending, by the receiving station, a receive operating mode change to the transmitting station, wherein the receive operating mode change requests changes to at least one receive operating mode parameter associated with at least one transmission from the transmitting station to the receiving station;
determining whether the receive operating mode change requests a change of the at least one receive operating mode parameter (1) from higher receiver resource usage, which is used during the current TXOP, to lower receiver resource usage or (2) from lower receiver resource usage, which is used during the current TXOP, to higher receiver resource usage;
changing, by the receiving station in response to determining that the receive operating mode change requests a change of the at least one receive operating mode parameter from lower receiver resource usage to higher receiver resource usage, the at least one receive operating mode parameter from lower receiver resource usage to higher receiver resource usage after receiving an acknowledgment from the transmitting station of the receive operating mode change; and
changing, by the receiving station in response to determining that the receive operating mode change requests a change of the at least one receive operating mode parameter from higher receiver resource usage to lower receiver resource usage, the at least one receive operating mode parameter from higher receiver resource usage to lower receiver resource usage, wherein changing the at least one receive operating mode parameter occurs only after completion of the current TXOP when the at least one receive operating mode parameter changes from higher receiver resource usage to lower receiver resource usage.

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. 10,142,976

USER EQUIPMENT GROUPING AND COMMON CONTROL SIGNALING TO USER EQUIPMENT GROUPS

ZTE TX INC., Plano, TX (...

1. A method of scheduling a group of user equipment devices (UE's), comprising:grouping a plurality of UE's together thereby forming a UE group;assigning a group identifier to said UE group;notifying said UE group of said group identifier;encoding a control channel with said group identifier; andtransmitting said control channel with said group identifier to said UE group, wherein said transmitting said control channel comprises transmitting a common control command to each UE of said UE group,
wherein each of said UE's of said UE group is associated with a macro cell including a plurality of low power nodes (LPN's) associated with a single macro base station, wherein at least one UE of said UE group is configured to send an uplink signal to more than one of said LPN's and said macro base station, and wherein said plurality of LPN's share a same cell identification.

US Pat. No. 10,142,972

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR MULTIPLE USER UPLINK RESPONSE RULES

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:receiving, by a first station, a message comprising a request for two or more stations to concurrently transmit an uplink transmission, the two or more stations including the first station;
determining, by the first station, a status of a medium at the first station based on at least one of a clear channel assessment (CCA) or a network allocation vector (NAV); and
selectively transmitting the uplink transmission based on the determined status of the medium at the station or based on an indication included in the message,
wherein selectively transmitting comprises transmitting the uplink transmission based on a transmission parameter, and wherein the transmission parameter comprises at least one member of the group consisting of a guard interval, a bandwidth, a transmission (TX) power, a modulation and coding scheme (MCS), a TX time, an identity of other stations, an amount of data to be transmitted, and an estimated duration of the data excluding padding.

US Pat. No. 10,142,971

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING DATA

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for reporting data transmission, comprising:when a user equipment (UE) is powered on, transmitting, by the UE, a UE identifier and indication information for indicating that the UE is capable of supporting an emergency service to a Mobility Management Entity (MME), to facilitate the MME transmitting, to an evolved Node B (eNB), the UE identifier, the indication information and a service flow template corresponding to the emergency service comprising an indication for the UE to transmit emergency data corresponding to the emergency service via a signaling radio bearer (SRB) with the eNB and to facilitate the eNB determining that the UE is capable of supporting the emergency service according to the indication information, storing the UE identifier in an identifier list and transmitting reporting configuration information to the UE;
receiving, by the UE, the reporting configuration information from the eNB; and
when the emergency service occurs and the emergency data corresponding to the emergency service is generated by the UE, transmitting, by the UE, the emergency data to the eNB according to the reporting configuration information, wherein the reporting configuration information comprises the service flow template corresponding to the emergency service.

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. 10,142,860

AUTOMATED NETWORK DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES

Hughes Network Systems, L...

1. A method of automatically diagnosing operation of a communication network, the method comprising:collecting, during a plurality of time periods, a plurality of Layer-4 protocol statistics for Layer-4 network connections each having a first endpoint at one of one or more client devices, wherein data transmitted for each of the Layer-4 network connections traverses the communication network;
determining a first network performance indicator, based on the Layer-4 statistics collected during a first time period included in the time periods and the Layer-4 statistics collected during a second time period included in the time periods and neither overlapping nor consecutive with the first time period;
determining whether the communication network has experienced a performance issue based on the first network performance indicator; and
causing a diagnostic action, a corrective action, or a maintenance action to be performed based on the determination whether the communication network has experienced a performance issue.

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.