US Pat. No. 10,191,915

INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM AND DATA SYNCHRONIZATION CONTROL SCHEME THEREOF

Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo (JP...

1. An information processing system, comprising:a plurality of first computers and a second computer connected to the plurality of the first computers, each of the plurality of first computers comprise a first controller and a first storage media, and the second computer comprises a second controller and a second storage media,
wherein each of the plurality of first computers are respectively connected to a third computer,
wherein each first controller stores a file transmitted from the respectively connected third computer in the respective first storage media,
wherein the second controller stores a file transmitted from a first computer, among the plurality of first computers, in the second storage media, the file being updatable by the first computer,
wherein as a data synchronization process of reflecting a file update in an update reflection source first computer, which is the first computer among the plurality of first computers, to the second computer, the first controller of the update reflection source first computer splits a data synchronization process target group into a plurality of file sub trees, and executes the data synchronization for each file sub tree,
wherein the file update process is executed while prohibiting, with respect to the file sub tree related to the file update, a file update from the first computers other than the update reflection source first computer until the completion of the data synchronization,
wherein the data synchronization process is executed while prohibiting, with respect to a storage area in the second storage media in which an update content of the file sub tree is reflected, data synchronization from the first computers other than the update reflection source first computer, and
wherein the file sub tree is determined so that a process time for one data synchronization becomes equal to or less than an upper limit time of the data synchronization process.

US Pat. No. 10,191,855

CACHING SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PAGE RECLAMATION WITH SIMULATED NVDRAM IN HOST BUS ADAPTERS

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERN...

1. A system, comprising:a host processor operable to generate Input/Output (I/O) requests;
a host memory communicatively coupled to the host processor and sectioned into pages;
a host bus adapter (HBA) communicatively coupled to the host processor to process the I/O requests, wherein the HBA comprises a Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) and a Solid State Memory (SSD); and
an HBA driver operable on the host processor wherein the DRAM is sectioned into pages mapped to pages of the host memory, and the SSD is sectioned into pages mapped to pages of the DRAM, and
wherein the HBA driver is operable to detect a rate at which the pages of the DRAM are accessed for both of read requests and write requests of the I/O requests, to determine a rate of page reclamation based on the detection, and to reclaim pages of data in the DRAM by moving pages of data from the DRAM into the pages of the SSD based on the determined rate of page reclamation.

US Pat. No. 10,191,849

SIZING CACHE DATA STRUCTURES USING FRACTAL ORGANIZATION OF AN ORDERED SEQUENCE

VMware, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A method of sizing a cache using an ordered data structure having data elements that represent different target locations of input-output operations (IOs) in the cache, the data elements being sorted according to an access recency parameter that represents how recently an IO has been issued for the different target locations represented thereby, said method comprising:as new IOs are issued, continually updating the ordered data structure to arrange the data elements in the order of the access recency parameter; and
setting a size of the cache based on the access recency parameters of the data elements in the ordered data structure, wherein the ordered data structure includes:
an ordered first ring buffer having at least two positions, a first pointer that indicates a position of a data element in the first ring buffer that has the largest access recency parameter among the data elements in the first ring buffer,
an ordered second ring buffer ranked below the first ring buffer and having at least two positions, and a second pointer that indicates a position of a data element in the second ring buffer that has the largest access recency parameter among the data elements in the second ring buffer, and
when a new IO is issued for a target location represented by a data element in the second ring buffer, the updating of the ordered data structure in response to the new IO includes updating only one position in the first ring buffer, and the first pointer to point to a position in the first ring buffer that contains a data element having the largest access recency parameter among data elements of the first ring buffer, and updating less than all the positions in the second ring buffer and the second pointer to point to a position in the second ring buffer that contains a data element having the largest access recency parameter among data elements of the second ring buffer.

US Pat. No. 10,191,833

METHOD TO EFFICIENTLY TRIGGER CONCURRENCY BUGS BASED ON EXPECTED FREQUENCIES OF EXECUTION INTERLEAVINGS

VMWARE, INC., Palo Alto,...

1. A method for triggering concurrency bugs, comprising:determining a set of shared memory access instructions of a program using binary analysis of the program;
determining, during runtime, an execution frequency, memory access time, and location of memory accessed for each shared memory access instruction in the set of shared memory access instructions;
selecting, from the set of shared memory access instructions, one or more groups of instructions, wherein each instruction in the group accesses a same memory location as other instructions in its group;
finding pairs of instructions from each group that access the same memory location from a first thread and finding instructions that access the same memory location from another thread, and estimating for each pair of instructions a probability that a data race may occur using an average time gap between the instructions in the pair and the execution frequencies;
generating a list of instruction tuples, wherein each tuple includes the pair of instructions from the first thread, the instructions that access the same memory location from another thread, and the average time gap;
calculating a score for each instruction pair in the list using the instruction tuples, wherein calculating the score comprises calculating a score based at least in part on the average time gap and an exponential of a frequency of the instruction that accesses the same memory location from another thread, a n d wherein the score represents a likelihood of triggering a data race by injecting a delay before an instruction in the tuple;
selecting instructions from scored instructions, each selected instruction having a score indicating a lower than a threshold score that the instruction will comprise a last access of a data race;
injecting a delay before a selected instruction in the tuple; and
executing the program with the injected delay to trigger a data race in the instructions to identify a low probability bug.

US Pat. No. 10,191,828

METHODS AND APPARATUS TO CONTROL A MONITORING AGENT IN A COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT

VMware, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A method to control a monitoring agent, the method comprising:instructing, by executing an instruction with a processor, a monitoring agent of a compute node to perform a first monitoring operation associated with a first monitoring level;
in response to the first monitoring operation returning a first result that is within an acceptable threshold, transitioning to a second monitoring level; and
in response to determining that the first monitoring operation is not expected to be executed within a threshold period of time, revoking an executable privilege of a pre-requisite of the first monitoring operation at the compute node.

US Pat. No. 10,191,785

USER DATA MANAGEMENT ACROSS MULTIPLE APPS ON A USER DEVICE

PAYPAL, INC., San Jose, ...

1. A method, comprising:determining, by one or more hardware processors, that an installation of a first application on a user device is completed;
in response to detecting a user interaction of the first application after the first application is installed on the user device, searching, by the one or more hardware processors, an application registry of the user device to identify a second application installed on the user device in which a user has been authenticated, wherein the second application is different from the first application;
using, by the one or more hardware processors, a first application programming interface (API) of the second application to retrieve a first set of user customization data associated with the user from the second application;
providing, by the one or more hardware processors through an interface of the first application, a user interactive tool that displays the first set of user customization data and enables the user to revise a portion of the first set of user customization data; and
configuring, by the one or more hardware processors, the first application based on the revised first set of user customization data by (i) creating a user account with the first application and (ii) populating, for the user account, account registration information with at least a portion of the revised first set of user customization data.

US Pat. No. 10,191,772

DYNAMIC RESOURCE CONFIGURATION BASED ON CONTEXT

VMWare, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A system for resource allocation in a virtualized computing environment, comprising at least one physical computing system hosting a plurality of virtual machines (VMs), the system comprising:a memory;
a processor;
a plurality of agents, each associated with at least one of the plurality of VMs, that, when executed by the processor, collect activity information about the associated VM;
a module that is stored in the memory and, when executed by the processor, dynamically allocates physical computing resources of the at least one physical computing system amongst the plurality of VMs, each of the plurality of VMs configured to host a virtual desktop, a virtual desktop management module facilitating remote access to the virtual desktop by a user, the dynamic allocation performed by:
monitoring, by the plurality of agents, a state of the virtual desktop of each associated VM to detect activities forming at least a portion of the activity information, the activity information including the user accessing one or more user interfaces on the virtual desktop, a running task on the associated VM, or both;
comparing the collected activity information to a policy;
in response to the comparing, automatically modifying, based on the policy, an allocation of the physical computing resources of the at least one physical computing system to at least one VM of the plurality of VMs, wherein modifying the allocation of the physical computing resources to the at least one VM comprises:
upon detecting, based on the monitoring, that the at least one VM is idle, suspending the at least one VM; and
upon detecting, based on the monitoring, any new activity of the at least one VM, resuming the at least one VM.

US Pat. No. 10,191,768

PROVIDING STRONG ORDERING IN MULTI-STAGE STREAMING PROCESSING

salesforce.com, inc., Sa...

1. A method of providing strong ordering in multi-stage processing of data streams, the method including:receiving, by a grid coordinator operating a computing grid that includes a plurality of physical threads which process data from one or more data streams in batches, current batch-stage information from a grid-scheduler comprising current-batch units and downstream batch-units that depend on completion of the current-batch units;
determining, for a current batch-stage identified in the current batch-stage information a batch-unit pending dispatch from the downstream batch-units;
identifying one or more physical threads that processed batch-units for the current batch-stage on which the batch unit pending dispatch depends and have registered pending tasks for the current batch-stage; and
dispatching the batch unit pending dispatch to the one or more identified physical threads subsequent to complete processing of the batch-units for the current batch-stage.

US Pat. No. 10,191,762

TRANSPARENT DEPLOYMENT OF INTERMEDIARY MANAGER INTO GUEST OPERATING SYSTEM NETWORK TRAFFIC

VMware, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A system comprising:a processor;
a network adapter coupled to the processor and having a hardware address used to establish a network data path configured to exchange packets over a computer network; and
a memory coupled to the processor and network adapter, the memory configured to store a guest operating system (OS), a hypervisor and an intermediary manager adapted for execution by the processor in an arrangement wherein the intermediary manager is disposed between the hypervisor and guest OS, the hypervisor configured to manage resources of the system including the network adapter to enable sharing of the hardware address between the intermediary manager and the guest OS to exchange the packets over the network data path, the intermediary manager configured to process the packets received over the network data path to differentiate the packets as directed to one of the intermediary manager and the guest OS to thereby transparently deploy the intermediary manager into the network data path, wherein the intermediary manager is configured to determine whether the packets are part of network traffic directed to one of the intermediary manager and the guest OS, and wherein the intermediary manager is configured to at least one of a) examine a protocol type contained in each packet to identify a situation where it is uncertain whether a reply packet associated with a request packet originated at one of the guest OS and the intermediary manager, wherein the situation is resolved by sending the reply packet to both the guest OS network protocol stack and the intermediary manager network protocol stack; or b) when a protocol type of one or more packets is the internet protocol (IP), distinguish the one or more packets of the network traffic based on network flows.

US Pat. No. 10,191,761

ADAPTIVE DYNAMIC SELECTION AND APPLICATION OF MULTIPLE VIRTUALIZATION TECHNIQUES

VMware, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A method of selecting a virtualization support subsystem for a virtual computing instance executed in a virtualized computer system, the method comprising:determining an actual performance overhead incurred by a first virtualization support subsystem running on a first computer while supporting the virtual computing instance during execution of an instruction stream;
determining an estimated performance overhead that would be incurred by a second virtualization support subsystem upon running on the first computer while supporting the virtual computing instance during execution of the same instruction stream; and
selecting the first or the second virtualization support subsystem for the virtual computing instance based on the actual performance overhead and the estimated performance overhead.

US Pat. No. 10,191,709

DISPLAY APPARATUS CONFIGURED TO DETERMINE A PROCESSING MODE TO TRANSFER IMAGE CONTENTS TO ANOTHER DISPLAY APPARATUS

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A display apparatus, which is one of the plurality of display apparatuses, the display apparatus comprising:an interface; and
a processor configured to:
receive image contents through the interface;
identify a bandwidth to transmit the received image contents to another display apparatus among the plurality of display apparatuses based on a resolution of the received image contents;
identify a processing mode to transmit the received image contents to the other display apparatus based on an arrangement order of the display apparatus in the plurality of display apparatuses; and
control the interface to transmit, using the identified bandwidth, the received image contents to the other display apparatus according to the identified processing mode,
wherein the processing mode comprises a bypass mode and a repackaging mode, and
wherein the processor is further configured to, based on the identified processing mode being the bypass mode, transmit the received image contents to the other display apparatus without parsing the received image contents, and based on the identified processing mode being the repackaging mode, process the received image contents based on a loss rate of the received image contents and transmit the processed image contents.

US Pat. No. 10,191,685

STORAGE SYSTEM, STORAGE DEVICE, AND DATA TRANSFER METHOD

Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo (JP...

1. A storage system connected to a host computer, the storage system comprising:a first storage subsystem and a second storage subsystem,
wherein the storage system is configured to duplicate data in a first volume of the first storage subsystem to a second volume of the second storage subsystem and constitute a High Availability (HA) pair with the first volume and the second volume, and assign a same first virtual ID to the first volume and the second volume, so that the first storage subsystem or the second storage subsystem is capable of responding to an access request from the host computer using the first virtual ID, and
when one of the first storage subsystem or the second storage subsystem receives an instruction of an off-load data copy specifying the first virtual ID as a copy source and a second virtual ID as a copy destination from the host computer, the one of the first storage subsystem or the second storage subsystem that receives the instruction of the off-load data copy is further configured to:
select one of the first volume or the second volume, as a copy source volume, corresponding to one of the first storage subsystem or the second storage subsystem in which a third volume, as a copy destination volume, assigned the second virtual ID exists, and
copy the data from the selected copy source volume to the copy destination volume.

US Pat. No. 10,191,638

METHOD FOR THE PARAMETER CHANGE OF PARAMETERISABLE FUNCTIONS BY MEANS OF DATA PROCESSING DEVICES COMPRISING A POINTING MEANS AND A DISPLAY OF A TOUCHSCREEN DEVICE

1. A method for the parameter change of parameterized functions for technical devices by means of a data processing device comprising a pointing means and a display of a touch-sensitive device in which a sliding bar with corresponding sliding element is shown for the parameter change,said method comprising the steps that
it is detected if the pointing means is actuated for the parameter change, and
a parameter change is made on the basis of the detected pointing means actuation,
wherein a plurality of icon images are saved on the data processing device for a plurality of parameters, which can each be uniquely assigned to the respective parameterized functions,
a plurality of the saved icons to be uniquely assigned are loaded for different parameters,
a desired order of the icons on the sliding bar is determined,
a display with the sliding bar and a plurality of icons arranged thereon according to the determined desired order is generated,
it is detected if the pointing means is positioned on one of the icons and the pointing means is actuated and, in response,
a parameter change is made on the basis of a current parameter size of the parameterized function assigned to the selected icon,
wherein, when a parameter change has been completed, the desired order of the icons on the sliding bar is newly determined in a manner dependent on the parameter size, whereupon icons on the sliding bar are automatically repositioned without the automatic repositioning involving a parameter change,
a desired position of the icons is further determined by taking into account the use statistics, wherein icons which are assigned to parameterized functions that have recently been changed are assigned a central position and icons which are used rarely are assigned an outer position on a sliding bar,
wherein the respectively assigned sliding bar end is selected depending on whether other icons to be arranged on the sliding bar are assigned to parameterized functions with parameters that should typically be increased or cannot be lowered any further and wherein at least one of the desired position and/or the desired order of the plurality of icons on the sliding bar is determined by taking into account a plurality of influences and/or wherein a selection of the icons, which are on the sliding bar, can be configured by a user.

US Pat. No. 10,191,624

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTHORING INTERACTIVE MEDIA ASSETS

OATH INC., New York, NY ...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:causing to be displayed, on one or more display screens, a user interface having functionality for creating a social media video, the user interface comprising a first region for selecting a media asset and a second region for displaying selected media assets, the first region including a displayable first icon representing a first media asset;
receiving, from a user input device, a user selection of the first media asset, the user selection comprising information representing detection of a swipe of the first icon in a direction from the first region towards the second region;
obtaining a first metadata information associated with the first media asset from the first region in accordance with the swipe represented by the received user selection;
obtaining a second icon representing a second media asset based at least in part on the first metadata information of the first media asset;
causing to be displayed, in the first region of the user interface, the second icon representing the second media asset;
obtaining information indicating a physical location of the user input device; and
causing to be displayed, the first icon representing the first media asset when the first metadata information indicates a first location within a predetermined distance of the physical location of the user input device.

US Pat. No. 10,191,506

DEMAND RESPONSE DISPATCH PREDICTION SYSTEM INCLUDING AUTOMATED VALIDATION, ESTIMATION, AND EDITING RULES CONFIGURATION ENGINE

ENEL X NORTH AMERICA, INC...

1. A demand response dispatch prediction system that performs validation, estimation, and editing (VEE) on a plurality of interval based energy consumption streams, the system comprising:a post VEE readings data stores, configured to provide a plurality of tagged energy consumption data sets that are each associated with a corresponding one of the plurality of interval based energy consumption streams, each of said plurality of tagged energy consumption data sets comprising:
first groups of contiguous interval values tagged as having been validated; and
second groups of contiguous interval values tagged as having been edited;a rules processor, configured to read said post VEE readings data stores upon initiation of an event and, for said each of said plurality of tagged energy consumption data sets, configured to create a plurality of anomalies having a plurality of different durations using only said first groups of contiguous interval values, said first groups of contiguous interval values corresponding to correct data, and configured to generate a plurality of estimates for said plurality of anomalies by employing a plurality of estimation techniques for each of said plurality of different durations and, for said each of said plurality of different durations, configured to select a corresponding one of said plurality of estimation techniques for subsequent employment when performing VEE of subsequent energy consumption data associated with said each of said plurality of different durations for said corresponding one of said one or more interval based energy consumption streams; one or more central processing units, coupled to said post VEE readings data stores and to weather stores, configured to execute one or more application programs to perform functions of a dispatch prediction element, wherein said dispatch prediction element is configured to receive post VEE readings and forecasted outside temperatures corresponding to the plurality of interval based energy consumption streams, and configured to estimate future cumulative energy consumption of facilities corresponding to the plurality of interval based energy consumption streams, and configured to predict a dispatch order reception time for a demand response program event when said cumulative energy consumption exceeds a specified threshold; anda dispatch controller, coupled to said dispatch prediction element, configured to prepare actions required to control each of said facilities, wherein said dispatch controller optimally sheds energy specified in a dispatch order, upon reception of said dispatch order at said dispatch order reception time.

US Pat. No. 10,191,500

HOT AND COLD WATER MIXING DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A hot and cold water mixing device, comprising:a hot water supply path which is connected to a hot water supply and which allows hot water having a set temperature set by the hot water supply to flow through;
a cold water supply path which is connected to a cold water supply and which allows cold water having an initial temperature to flow through;
a hot and cold water adjustment unit configured to mix hot water flowing from the hot water supply path and cold water flowing from the cold water supply path with each other so as to provide mixed water having an adjusted temperature and an adjusted flow rate;
a mixed water path which is connected to the hot and cold water adjustment unit and which allows mixed water to flow through;
a water shut-off switch configured to switch between stopping and passing of mixed water,
a mixed water path flowmeter which is disposed in the mixed water path and configured to measure a flow rate of mixed water,
a flowmeter which is disposed in only one of the hot water supply path and the cold water supply path which has a higher flow rate than a remaining one of the hot water supply path and the cold water supply path, the flowmeter being configured to measure a corresponding flow rate of a flow rate of hot water in the hot water supply path or a flow rate of cold water in the cold water supply path, and
at least a first temperature sensor and a second temperature sensor which are individually disposed in at least two of the hot water supply path, the cold water supply path, and the mixed water path, wherein
the hot and cold water adjustment unit is configured to adjust a volume of hot water and a volume of cold water based on measurement values of the flowmeter disposed in only one of the hot water supply path and the cold water supply path which has a higher flow rate than a remaining one of the hot water supply path and the cold water supply path, the mixed water path flowmeter, and at least the first temperature sensor and the second temperature sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,191,465

MONITORING AND CONTROL SYSTEM AND MONITORING AND CONTROL METHOD

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A monitoring and control system comprising:a monitoring and control apparatus located on a first network and transmitting an instruction signal for instructing to control a target device to transmission destinations on the first network and a second network by a transmission method designating a plurality of transmission destinations and not requiring responses from the transmission destinations;
a controller being one of the transmission destinations on the first network, controlling the target device according to the instruction signal, and transmitting process data indicating a process of the control to transmission destinations on the first and second networks by the transmission method;
a transmitter located on the first network, being capable of communication in a direction from the first network to a third network connecting the first network and the second network to each other, and transmitting the instruction signal from the monitoring and control apparatus and the process data from the controller to transmission destinations on the second network;
a receiver located on the second network, being capable of communication in a direction from the third network to the second network, and receiving and transferring the instruction signal and the process data addressed to the transmission destinations on the second network and transmitted from the transmitter; and
a monitor being one of the transmission destinations on the second network and receiving the instruction signal and the process data transferred from the receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,191,386

IMAGING OPTICAL UNIT FOR EUV PROJECTION LITHOGRAPHY

Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH, Obe...

1. An imaging optical unit for EUV projection lithography for imaging an object field in an object plane into an image field in an image plane, the imaging optical unit comprising:a plurality of mirrors for guiding imaging light from the object field to the image field; and
an aperture stop, which is tilted by at least 1° relative to a normal plane which is perpendicular to an optical axis of the imaging optical unit;
a tilt drive connected to the aperture stop and arranged to vary a tilt angle of the aperture stop with respect to the normal plane;
a sensor arrangement for measuring an image-side numerical aperture of the imaging optical unit; and
a regulation unit programmed to calculate a tilt set point based on measurement data from the sensor arrangement and cause the tilt drive to regulate readjustment of the tilt angle to vary the image-side numerical aperture of the imaging optical unit,
wherein a center of the aperture stop is at a non-zero distance from the optical axis of the imaging optical unit.

US Pat. No. 10,191,385

NANOSCALE PATTERN EXPOSURE SYSTEM

1. A system for writing nanoscale patterns, comprising:a short wavelength light source;
a beam splitter to divide the short wavelength light emerging from the source into a plurality of beams;
a plurality of modulators, configured such that
each of the plurality of beams passes through at least one modulator;
a plurality of super-resolution apertures formed in a particular selected material;
a support structure for the super-resolution apertures; and
a means of directing each of the plurality of beams
onto one of the super-resolution apertures.

US Pat. No. 10,191,381

EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT GENERATING DEVICE

Gigaphoton Inc., Tochigi...

1. An extreme ultraviolet light generating device comprising:a chamber in which extreme ultraviolet light is generated from a target supplied to a generation region;
a focusing mirror configured to reflect the extreme ultraviolet light, generated in the generation region, by a reflection surface, and focus the extreme ultraviolet light at a predetermined focal point, the predetermined focal point being located farther from the reflection surface than the generation region;
a light source unit connected with the chamber, the light source unit being configured to output illumination light toward the target to be supplied to the generation region; and
a light receiving unit connected with the chamber, the light receiving unit being configured to receive reflected light from the target, of the illumination light output toward the target, and capture an image of the target,
the reflection surface of the focusing mirror having a spheroidal face that defines a first focus at the generation region and a second focus at the predetermined focal point, and the light source unit and the light receiving unit being disposed such that at least one of an optical path of the illumination light and an optical path of the reflected light is included in an internal space of the chamber located between a first limit surface and a second limit surface; assuming that a surface formed when an extended line, on the first focus side, of a line segment linking an outer peripheral edge of the reflection surface and the first focus is rotated about an axis passing through the first focus and the second focus, is the first limit surface, and assuming that a surface formed when the line segment linking the outer peripheral edge of the reflection surface and the first focus, and an extended line, on the outer peripheral side, of the line segment, are rotated about the axis passing through the first focus and the second focus, is the second limit surface.

US Pat. No. 10,191,302

CONTACT LENS COMPRISING LENTICULAR-LIKE CURVE

Ohio State Innovation Fou...

1. A contact lens comprising a superior lenticular aspect located in a central, upper portion of the lens, wherein the superior lenticular aspect of the lens is shaped to interact with an upper tarsal plate of an upper eyelid of a wearer such that the contact lens translates upward in a downgaze of the wearer to place a viewing zone of the contact lens over a pupil or cornea of the wearer and the superior lenticular aspect provides rotational stabilization to the contact lens.

US Pat. No. 10,191,300

OPHTHALMIC OPTICAL LENS FOR VISION CORRECTION HAVING ONE OR MORE AREAS OF MORE POSITIVE POWER

Brien Holden Vision Insti...

1. An ophthalmic lens comprising:an optic zone comprising:
a primary area; and
at least one central portion having at least a first power profile and at least one peripheral portion having at least a second power profile;
wherein the primary area is located between the at least one central portion and the at least one peripheral portion and an optical power of the primary area is less than the first power profile of the at least one central portion and the second power profile of the at least one peripheral portion;
wherein the first power profile of the at least one central portion has at least a first step, the first step bounded on either side by a first junction and a second junction, the first power profile having a first change in the rate of change of power at the first junction and second change in the rate of change of power at the second junction, and
the second power profile of the at least one peripheral portion has at least a second step, the second step bounded on either side by a third junction and a fourth junction, the second power profile having a third change in the rate of change of power at the third junction and a fourth change in the rate of change of power at the fourth junction.

US Pat. No. 10,191,289

MODULAR ACCESSORIES FOR HEAD-MOUNTABLE DEVICE

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A retention system for use with a personal display module that includes a display unit configured to present information to a user via a display mounted thereon, a housing unit remote from the display, and a connecting member extending at least partially between the housing unit and the display and including a first attachment structure and a first conductive contact, the retention system comprising:a center support of a viewing portion of the retention system;
a first side arm extending from the center support on a first side thereof;
a second side arm extending from the center support on a second side thereof, the first and second side arms on opposing sides of the center support;
an attachment arm extending from the center support on the second side thereof, the attachment arm including a second attachment structure configured to releasably attach with the first attachment structure of the personal display module, the attachment arm further including a second conductive contact that is positioned to engage with the first conductive contact of the personal display module; and
a component module disposed on the first side arm and containing a first electronic component that is electrically connected with the second conductive contact through a portion of the first side arm, the center support, and a portion of the second side arm,
wherein releasable attachment between the first attachment structure and the second attachment structure removably secures the retention system to the display module such that a resulting assembly is wearable on a head of the user with the display of the display module positioned adjacent an eye of the user and such that the first electronic component is electrically connected with the display module by engagement between the first and second conductive contacts.

US Pat. No. 10,191,213

SHIELDING STRUCTURES BETWEEN OPTICAL WAVEGUIDES

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. An optical waveguide device, comprising:a first optical waveguide core directly on and in contact with an insulator layer;
a second optical waveguide core adjacent to the first optical waveguide core;
an upper insulator layer formed directly on surfaces of the first optical waveguide core and on surfaces of the second optical waveguide core; and
a shielding structure in a trench in the upper insulator layer between the first optical waveguide core and the second optical waveguide core, the shielding structure comprising a material configured to prevent the transmission of light from the first optical waveguide core to the second optical waveguide core,
wherein the first optical waveguide core and the second optical waveguide core each comprise silicon; and
the insulator layer and the upper insulator layer each comprise oxide.

US Pat. No. 10,191,192

LIGHT AMOUNT ADJUSTING DEVICE, LENS BARREL, AND IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A light amount adjusting device that adjusts an amount of light passing through an aperture, the light amount adjusting device comprising:a first filter, including a transparent area and a non-transparent area, configured to move between a retracted position and an in-use position in an area including an area facing the aperture,
wherein a width of the non-transparent area is narrower than an opening diameter of the aperture; and
a second filter, including a transparent area and a non-transparent area, configured to move between a retracted position and an in-use position in an area including the area facing the aperture,
wherein, if the first filter and the second filter are in the retracted positions, the transparent area of the first filter and the transparent area of the second filter overlap in a position facing an entire area of the aperture,
wherein, if the first filter and the second filter are in the in-use positions, the transparent area of the first filter and the non-transparent area of the second filter overlap in a position facing the aperture, and the non-transparent area of the first filter and the transparent area of the second filter overlap in a position facing the aperture,
wherein the non-transparent area includes a uniform density area in which an optical density is substantially uniform, and a gradation area that is arranged between the transparent area and the uniform density area and includes an area in which an optical density continuously changes from the transparent area to the uniform density area, and
wherein, if the first filter and the second filter are in the in-use positions, the transparent area of the first filter and the uniform density area of the second filter overlap in a position facing the aperture, the uniform density area of the first filter and the transparent area of the second filter overlap in a position facing the aperture, and the gradation area of the first filter and the gradation area of the second filter overlap in a position facing the aperture.

US Pat. No. 10,191,168

AVA COMPLIANT PRE-STACK FREQUENCY SPECTRUM ENHANCEMENT OF SEISMIC DATA

CGG SERVICES SAS, Massy ...

1. A method for generating spectrally enhanced seismic data, the method comprising:obtaining seismic data for a subsurface;
modelling the seismic data as linear function of a reflectivity and a seismic source wavelet, the seismic source wavelet varying over a sampling interval;
determining an enhanced seismic source wavelet comprising a single-valued spike that preserves wavelet energy; and
convoluting the reflectivity with the enhanced seismic source wavelet to generate spectrally enhanced seismic data,
wherein the modelling the seismic data is constrained by an amplitude variation with reflection angle.

US Pat. No. 10,191,157

PRECISE LOW-LATENCY GNSS SATELLITE CLOCK ESTIMATION

1. A method for providing a global satellite differential correction signal, the method comprising:collecting raw carrier phase measurements and pseudorange code measurements from a plurality of reference receivers at known corresponding locations that receive satellite signals from a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS);
determining, by a measurement pre-processing module, a wide-lane ambiguity and a respective satellite wide-lane bias for the collected raw carrier phase measurements and code measurements for each satellite;
determining an orbital narrow-lane ambiguity and an orbital satellite narrow-lane bias for the collected phase measurements for each satellite in an orbit solution based on the collected raw carrier phase and code measurements, consistent with the determined wide-lane ambiguity and the respective satellite wide-lane bias;
determining satellite orbital correction data for an orbit solution based on the collected raw carrier phase and code measurements and the determined orbital narrow-lane ambiguity and orbital satellite narrow-lane bias;
determining a clock narrow-lane ambiguity and a respective clock satellite narrow-lane bias for the collected phase measurements for each satellite in a slow clock solution based on the collected raw phase and code measurements, consistent with the determined wide-lane ambiguity and the respective satellite wide-lane bias;
determining, by a clock solution module, a slow satellite clock correction based on the satellite orbital correction data, the collected raw carrier phase and code measurements and the determined clock narrow-lane ambiguity and clock satellite narrow-lane bias;
determining lower-latency satellite clock correction data or delta clock adjustment to the slow satellite clock based on freshly or recently updated measurements of the collected raw phase measurements that are more current than a plurality of previous measurements of the collected raw phase measurements used for the slow satellite clock correction to provide lower-latency clock correction data; and
incorporating the satellite wide-lane bias, the satellite orbital correction data, the satellite narrow-lane bias from the slow clock solution and the low latency clock correction data into the correction data, encoded on the global satellite differential correction signal, with global validity for the GNSS transmission to one or more mobile receivers.

US Pat. No. 10,191,131

MEDICAL IMAGING APPARATUS HAVING MULTIPLE SUBSYSTEMS, AND OPERATING METHOD THEREFOR

Siemens Healthcare GmbH, ...

1. A method for operating a medical imaging examination apparatus comprising a plurality of apparatus subsystems, comprising:providing a control protocol to control computer that is assigned to a scan sequence in which said control computer will control the plurality of apparatus subsystems in coordination to conduct the scan sequence to acquire medical imaging data from an examination subject;
in said control computer, determining sequence control data for said control protocol that define different functional sub-sequences of said scan sequence to be performed respectively by said apparatus subsystems;
in said control computer, assigning respectively different effective volumes of the examination subject to the respective functional sub-sequences;
in said control computer, determining ambient conditions of said medical imaging examination apparatus that affect said sequence control data and said effective volumes for each of a series of physiological states of the examination subject;
in said control computer, calculating and storing control signals for said scan sequence, for each of said states, dependent on said determined sequence control data, the determined effective volumes, and the determined ambient conditions, by executing an algorithm in said control computer that optimizes the functional sub-sequences locally in the examination subject at least with regard to a sub-region of the respective effective volumes; and
in said control computer, starting said scan sequence using the stored control signals and, during said scan sequence, providing said control computer with a designation of at least one current state of said physiological states and automatically modifying said control signals for a remainder of said scan sequence, dependent on said at least one current state.

US Pat. No. 10,191,124

SENSOR CIRCUIT

SII Semiconductor Corpora...

1. A sensor circuit configured to perform intermittent operation that includes an active period and a sleep period, comprising:a physical quantity detection unit configured to output a physical quantity detection signal that has one of two different potential levels depending on an applied physical quantity;
an output driver configured to output a logic signal to an output terminal in response to the physical quantity detection signal;
a clock generation circuit configured to output a control signal that is used to control the intermittent operation to the physical quantity detection unit, and configured to output a sampling signal in the sleep period;
a potential detection circuit configured to detect a potential at the output terminal, and to output a detection signal; and
a clock control circuit configured to receive an input of the sampling signal and an input of the detection signal, and configured to output a mode switching signal to the clock generation circuit, the mode switching signal being a command to switch the clock generation circuit to a test mode when a given signal pattern is detected in data that is obtained by sampling the detection signal based on the sampling signal.

US Pat. No. 10,191,118

BATTERY DC IMPEDANCE MEASUREMENT

STMicroelectronics Intern...

1. A method, comprising steps of:performing a first constant current discharge of a battery at a first C-rate;
calculating an amount of charge extracted from the battery up to a first point where a voltage of the battery drops to a first threshold value;
calculating a first state of charge as a function of a total amount of charge extracted from the battery during the first constant current discharge and the amount of charge extracted up to the first point;
performing a second constant current discharge of the battery at a second C-rate;
calculating an amount of charge extracted from the battery up to a second point where the voltage of the battery drops to a second threshold value different than the first threshold value;
calculating a second state of charge as a function of a total amount of charge extracted from the battery during the second constant current discharge and the amount of charge extracted up to the second point; and
calculating a DC impedance of the battery as a function of the voltages of the battery measured at the second C-rate and the first C-rate and the first and second states of charge.

US Pat. No. 10,191,115

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DETERMINING AN OPEN-CIRCUIT VOLTAGE PROFILE OF A VEHICLE BATTERY, DEPENDENT ON A STATE OF CHARGE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for determining an open-circuit voltage profile of a vehicle battery, dependent on a state of charge, in a vehicle, the method comprising:completely discharging the vehicle battery by vehicle-internal loads of the vehicle,
sensing a first sensed, state-of-charge-dependent voltage profile during the discharging of the vehicle battery,
completely charging of the vehicle battery by a charging device,
sensing a second sensed, state-of-charge-dependent voltage profile during the charging of the vehicle battery and
determining the state-of-charge-dependent open-circuit voltage profile by means of a weighted interpolation of the first sensed voltage profile and the second sensed voltage profile.

US Pat. No. 10,191,108

ON-CHIP SENSOR FOR MONITORING ACTIVE CIRCUITS ON INTEGRATED CIRCUIT (IC) CHIPS

Globalfoundries Inc., Gr...

1. A sensor for monitoring for the effects of operating conditions, said sensor comprising:a multi-fingered driver associated with a monitored circuit on an integrated circuit (IC) chip, said monitored circuit having known parameter sensitivities, said multi-fingered driver being sensitive to one or more of said known parameter sensitivities;
a load capacitor selected to load said multi-fingered driver for a particular monitored sensitivity from the one or more said known parameter sensitivities;
a fail threshold for the particular monitored sensitivity of the sensor set higher than a threshold of the monitored circuit so that the sensor fails before said monitored circuit;
a load driven by said multi-fingered driver;
a sense and control logic circuit providing a drive signal selectively driving said multi-fingered driver, and selectively monitoring said load across fingers of the multi-fingered driver for detecting the fail threshold of the particular monitored sensitivity at any of said fingers to identify impending IC chip failure.

US Pat. No. 10,191,107

RANKING DEFECTS WITH YIELD IMPACTS

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A method comprising:identifying failure types that caused defective items to fail testing using a processor;
grouping the defective items by the failure types to produce failure-type groups using the processor;
determining a failure-type limited yield within each of the failure-type groups using the processor;
analyzing the defective items to identify defect types that caused failures using defect identification equipment;
determining a failure-type group-specific defect ratio based on proportions of the defect types within each of the failure-type groups using the processor;
weighting each of the failure-type group-specific defect ratio using the failure-type limited yield, to produce a weighted failure-type group-specific defect limited yield for each of the defect types within each of the failure-type groups using the processor;
for each of the defect types, combining the weighted failure-type group-specific defect limited yield from each of the failure-type groups to produce a failure-type influenced defect-type total limited yield for each of defect types using the processor;
ranking the defect types based on the failure-type influenced defect-type total limited yield using the processor; and
correcting a design of manufactured items used to produce the defective items by fixing a defect with the lowest failure type influenced defect-type total limited yield based on the ranking.

US Pat. No. 10,191,085

WIRED RUBBER CONTACT AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Hyung Ik Kim, Chongju-sh...

3. A wired rubber contact comprising:a lower film including a plurality of openings and a plurality of lower electrode parts formed in the openings;
an upper film including a plurality of openings and a plurality of upper electrode parts formed in the openings and facing the lower electrode parts;
a plurality of conductive wires disposed between the lower film and the upper film and connecting between the lower electrode parts and the upper electrode parts, a length of the conductive wires being greater than an interval between the lower film and the upper film;
a rubber layer including elastic material and disposed between the lower film and the upper film to bury the conductive wires, the rubber layer maintaining a constant distance between the lower film and the upper film;
a film guide disposed to surround side surfaces of the rubber layer and the lower film, the film guide having a thickness greater than the lower film; and
a combining member including elastic adhesive and attached to a side surface of the rubber layer and an upper surface of the film guide to combine the rubber layer with the film guide,
wherein the lower film is attached to a lower surface of the rubber layer, and the upper film is attached to an upper surface of the rubber layer,
wherein the wired rubber contact is interposed between a semiconductor chip and a stage,
wherein the semiconductor chip is disposed on the upper film, and electrode pads of the semiconductor chip make contact with the upper electrode parts exposed on the upper film, and
wherein the stage is disposed under the lower film, and the lower electrode parts exposed under the lower film make contact with electrode pads of the stage.

US Pat. No. 10,191,074

AUTOMATIC ANALYZING APPARATUS

Hitachi High-Technologies...

1. An automatic analyzing apparatus comprising:a spectrometer;
a specimen container configured to accommodate a specimen;
a reaction vessel configured to accommodate a mixture of the specimen and a reagent;
a dispensing mechanism including an arm that holds a probe that aspirates a specimen and discharges the specimen into the reaction vessel, a static eliminator having a generation source of neutralizing ions and a neutralizing ion blowing mechanism configured to blow neutralizing ions generated in the generation source to the specimen container or the reaction vessel; and
a controller connected to the spectrometer and the dispensing mechanism, the controller programmed to:
control the dispensing mechanism to aspirate the specimen from the specimen container at an aspiration position and eject the specimen into the reaction vessel at a dispensing position, and
control the static eliminator to generate neutralizing ions and blow the generated neutralizing ions to the specimen container at the aspiration position before the dispensing mechanism aspirates the specimen to thereby neutralize the specimen container and to blow neutralizing ions to the specimen container reaction vessel at the dispensing position to thereby neutralize the reaction vessel,
wherein the generation source is connected to the probe and allows the probe to generate the neutralizing ions,
wherein the probe includes an inner tube for aspirating the liquid and an outer tube that surrounds the inner tube,
wherein the neutralizing ion blowing mechanism is an outer tube that blows the compressed air generated from the compressed air generation unit, and
wherein the compressed air generated from the compressed air generation unit blows the neutralizing ions generated in the probe to an object via the outer tube.

US Pat. No. 10,190,937

HIGH-G SHOCK TESTING MACHINE

OMNITEK PARTNERS LLC, Ro...

1. A shock testing machine comprising:a test platform upon which one or more objects to be tested are mounted;
one or more rails upon which the test platform is movable; and
a braking station having one or more braking elements operatively engageable with one or more corresponding braking surfaces on the test platform after the test platform has moved a predetermined distance relative to the braking station, wherein the one or more braking elements are movable to vary a gap between the one or more braking elements and the one or more braking surface; and
the one or more braking elements comprise a beveled region such that a portion of the braking element in the beveled region has a thickness that increases with a direction of travel of the test platform.

US Pat. No. 10,190,899

THERMAL FLOW SENSOR

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. A thermal flow sensor, comprising:an air flow rate detection element with a diaphragm having a thin-film portion in a semiconductor substrate;
at least one heat generating resistor on the diaphragm;
at least one temperature measuring resistor that detects temperature on each of an upstream side and a downstream side of the heat generating resistor; and
a correction circuit, including a maximum value detection circuit and a minimum value detection circuit, configured to process an output signal of the air flow rate detection element based on temperature difference information of at least the two temperature measuring resistors on the upstream side and the downstream side,
wherein the correction circuit is configured to cut off a part of a mountain part or a valley part constituting a peak value of a waveform of the output signal by outputting an arbitrary predetermined value that is determined based on maximum and minimum values determined by the maximum and minimum value detection circuits, respectively, when the peak value of the waveform exceeds the arbitrary predetermined value.

US Pat. No. 10,190,897

THERMAL FLOW METER INCLUDING A COVER MOUNTED ON A HOUSING AND WHERE A BYPASS PASSAGE IS FORMED BY THE COVER AND BYPASS PASSAGE TRENCH

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. A thermal flow meter comprising:a circuit package having a heat resistor formed on a semiconductor diaphragm and a lead terminal connected electrically to the semiconductor diaphragm, wherein the circuit package is molded with a first resin so as to enclose the lead terminal in the circuit package;
a housing formed by a second resin, a thermal expansion coefficient of which is different from a thermal expansion coefficient of the first resin; and
a flange,
wherein the circuit package has a portion covered with the second resin and a portion exposed from the second resin,
wherein the circuit package is fixed to the housing by the portion covered with the second resin, and
wherein an area of the portion exposed from the second resin in the circuit package is larger than an area of the portion covered with second resin in the circuit package.

US Pat. No. 10,190,875

PATTERN MEASUREMENT CONDITION SETTING DEVICE AND PATTERN MEASURING DEVICE

Hitachi High-Technologies...

1. A pattern measurement condition setting device which sets a pattern measurement condition when measurement of a pattern is executed based on electron detection obtained by emitting a charged particle beam to a sample, the device comprising:an arithmetic unit which selects a pattern having a predetermined condition from pattern information for each of a plurality of exposure conditions obtained when an exposure condition of a reduced projection exposure device is changed, or pattern information for each of a plurality of exposure conditions obtained when a simulated exposure condition is changed, the arithmetic unit selecting said pattern as an object to be measured or a candidate for the object to be measured, the change of the size or shape of the pattern with respect to a change of the exposure condition satisfying the predetermined condition, and a number of said patterns having a same shape as that of the pattern satisfying the predetermined condition,
wherein the arithmetic unit narrows down the number of the plurality of patterns having the same pattern shape by reducing a size of an instrumentation region and ordering the plurality of patterns based on design data, and calculates the size of change of the pattern shape with respect to the change of an exposure condition parameter by using a result based on the narrowed-down pattern shape or information on the pattern shape formed by changing the exposure condition,
wherein the predetermined condition is based on an exposure condition parameter sensitivity and the number of the plurality of patterns having the same shape, and
wherein the exposure condition parameter sensitivity is determined by calculating a variation of a pattern shape change amount with respect to a change in the size of the instrumentation region and a change in said exposure condition parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,190,795

AIR CONDITIONER DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM, AIR CONDITIONER AND MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL

Hitachi-Johnson Controls ...

9. An air conditioner diagnostic system of an air conditioner having an outdoor unit and an indoor unit, wherein:the air conditioner includes a control board disposed in the outdoor unit or the indoor unit, and the control board includes a wireless communication unit configured to wirelessly transmit operation data indicating an operation state of the air conditioner and model data by light emission to a mobile communication terminal,
the wireless communication unit is further configured to wirelessly transmit the operation data and the model data of the air conditioner by light emission only in response to a reception request from the mobile communication terminal,
the mobile communication terminal is configured to receive the light emission from the wireless communication unit via a camera function,
the mobile communication terminal is further configured to communicate with a maintenance server system installed in a remote location, which stores a diagnostic program corresponding to each model of the air conditioner; and
based on the model data and the operation data received by the mobile communication terminal, the maintenance server system or the mobile communication terminal is configured to diagnose the air conditioner using the diagnostic program corresponding to the model data, and the mobile communication terminal is configured to display a diagnostic result of the diagnostic program on a display unit of the mobile communication terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,190,786

HUMIDIFYING AIR CLEANER

COWAY CO., LTD., Chungch...

1. A humidifying air cleaner comprising:a housing having an internal space and having a barrier member dividing the internal space; and a filter disposed at the front of the barrier member;
a humidifying unit provided in the housing to be disposed on a lower portion of the barrier member; and
a blower disposed on a rear surface of the barrier member and configured by a two-way suction fan,
wherein the barrier member comprises a first air inlet allowing the air to flow in the humidifying unit, the humidifying unit disposed in the rear of the first air inlet, and a second air inlet disposed on an upper portion of the first air inlet,
the barrier member comprises a rib increasing the amount of air flowing to the first air inlet,
the rib comprises a circular portion disposed adjacent to the second air inlet, and an extending portion extending from the circular portion, and
an inner space formed by the barrier member and the filter unit includes a lower portion through which the air is introduced into the first air inlet by the circular portion of the rib and the extending portion of the rib, and an upper portion through which the air is introduced into the second air inlet wherein the rib is disposed between the first air inlet and the second air inlet, and separates the first air inlet and the second air inlet from each other; wherein the first air inlet has a funnel shape, the funnel shape having a passage of a cross section narrowing toward the inside of the first air inlet; and wherein the first air inlet comprises a flange to stop a humidifying filter of the humidifying unit.

US Pat. No. 10,190,775

COMBUSTOR AND GAS TURBINE HAVING THE SAME

MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER ...

1. A combustor comprising:a nozzle centered on a burner axis and configured to inject fuel;
a burner case having a tubular shape, surrounding an outer circumference of the nozzle, and being configured to inject air and the fuel from the nozzle from an upstream side in an axial direction in which the burner axis extends to a downstream side; and
a base plate spreading from a downstream end of the burner case in a radial direction based on the burner axis and defining a purging air space for purging air at an outer circumferential side of the burner case and an upstream side of the base plate,
wherein:
a purging air flow passage for injecting the purging air from the purging air space into the burner case or to the downstream side is defined in the burner case,
an inflow opening of the purging air flow passage for injecting the purging air is defined through a radially extending upstream-side surface of the base plate, and
an outflow opening of the purging air flow passage for injecting the purging air is defined within at least one of:
(i) a radial range from an inner circumferential surface of the burner case to a shorter of a radial plate thickness of a case forming plate defining the burner case and a value corresponding to an axial plate thickness of the base plate, and
(ii) an axial range from the downstream end of the burner case to a shorter of a value corresponding to the radial plate thickness of the case forming plate defining the burner case and the axial plate thickness of the base plate.

US Pat. No. 10,190,724

SUPPORTING FRAME

SYNCMOLD ENTERPRISE CORP....

1. A supporting frame for supporting a display device, the supporting frame comprising:a base;
a shaft having a shaft head and a shaft body being formed with the shaft head, wherein the shaft body is disposed on the base;
a cantilever arm having a first end and a second end opposite to the first end, the cantilever arm being pivoted on the shaft head and being able to rotate between a lowest position and a highest position;
at least one cam being formed on the first end of the cantilever arm;
an elastic module having an elastic body, the elastic body being sleeved on the shaft for providing an elastic force to the cam; and
a mounting unit holding the display device and being pivoted with the second end of the cantilever arm;
wherein when the cantilever arm rotates with respect to the shaft head to cause the cam rotating simultaneously so as to deform the elastic module into various levels, the display device is able to stop at any height between the highest position and the lowest position.

US Pat. No. 10,190,717

PULSATION DAMPING FOR DAMPING PULSATIONS UPSTREAM OF A GAS FLOW METER

SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTIT...

1. A method of damping pulsations within a flow line carrying a gas to a flow meter, the pulsations resulting from an engine or other driver, comprising:delivering the gas to a damping device comprising an input tube, a chamber, and an output tube, the input tube having a tubing diameter, D, tubing length, L, and cross sectional area, A, and the chamber having a volume, V;
wherein the chamber receives the gas via the input tube and expels the gas to the flow meter via the output tube, and is otherwise sealed;
determining the following fluid properties of the gas in the flow line: kinematic viscosity, v0, dynamic viscosity, ?0, and expansion component, m;
specifying a target damping efficiency, ?L/?0;
determining the following operating conditions of the engine or other driver: angular frequency, ?, and pressure, p0;
selecting an input tubing diameter, D, by solving the following equation:

calculating an attenuation factor, ?, required to achieve the target damping efficiency as follows:

and
calculating a tubing length, L, and chamber volume, V, as follows:

US Pat. No. 10,190,676

WORKING VEHICLE

1. A working vehicle, comprising:an HST pedal which operates an HST;
a damper arm which interlocks with an HST pedal rotation-shaft of the HST pedal;
a damper attached to the damper arm; and
a transmission case, wherein
the transmission case has a first transmission case swelling part swelling to at least one side with respect to a left-and-right direction,
the damper is arranged behind the first transmission case swelling part, and
a longitudinal direction of the damper is an up-and-down direction.

US Pat. No. 10,190,672

GEARBOX LUBRICATION SYSTEM

BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON I...

1. A rotorcraft, comprising:a body;
a first rotor blade;
a drive system operable to rotate the first rotor blade, the drive system comprising:
a first gearbox assembly comprising a gearbox;
a second gearbox assembly comprising a gearbox, wherein the first gearbox assembly is in mechanical communication with the second gearbox assembly to collectively rotate the first rotor blade;
a first lubrication system configured to deliver lubricant to the first gearbox assembly;
a second lubrication system configured to deliver lubricant to the second gearbox assembly;
an emergency valve that is operable to allow the first lubrication system to deliver lubricant to the second gearbox assembly when the valve is open; and
an emergency valve control unit operable to instruct the emergency valve to open.

US Pat. No. 10,190,607

COMPOSITE ACTUATOR PISTON HEAD ASSEMBLY

Goodrich Corporation, Ch...

1. An actuator comprising:a composite actuator rod tube having a tapered end;
an embedded bolt having a threaded end, wherein the embedded bolt has a complementary shape to the tapered end;
a nut configured to engage with the threaded end of the embedded bolt; and
a piston head concentrically surrounding the tapered end of the composite actuator rod tube, wherein the composite actuator rod tube extends through the piston head and terminates at an interface between the nut and the piston head.

US Pat. No. 10,190,596

TWO-STAGE COMPRESSOR WITH ASYMMETRIC SECOND-STAGE INLET DUCT

Garrett Transportation I ...

1. A turbocharger, comprising:a center housing defining a bore extending therethrough in an axial direction, with bearings mounted in the bore and a rotatable shaft supported in the bearings so as to be rotatable about a turbocharger axis, the shaft having opposite ends, the center housing having axially opposite sides;
a compressor wheel mounted on one end of the shaft and a turbine wheel mounted on the other end of the shaft;
a compressor housing enclosing the compressor wheel and having opposite first and second sides, the second side mounted to one of the sides of the center housing;
a turbine housing mounted to the other side of the center housing enclosing the turbine wheel, the turbine housing defining an annular chamber surrounding the turbine wheel for receiving exhaust gas and directing the exhaust gas radially inwardly into the turbine wheel;
the compressor wheel having a first-stage impeller and a second-stage impeller arranged back-to-back, the compressor housing defining a first-stage inlet extending in the axial direction into the first side of the compressor housing for supplying air into the first-stage impeller, and defining a second-stage inlet extending opposite to the axial direction into the second side of the compressor housing for supplying air into the second-stage impeller, the compressor housing defining a generally annular first-stage volute surrounding the first-stage impeller for receiving air discharged therefrom, and a generally annular second-stage volute surrounding the second-stage impeller for receiving air discharged therefrom, the compressor housing further defining a second-stage outlet conduit through which air is discharged from the second-stage volute along a discharge direction;
wherein an XYZ coordinate system for the compressor is defined having a Y-axis that extends from the turbocharger axis through and along an imaginary radial line T-T that divides the second-stage volute from the second-stage outlet conduit, having an X-axis that is orthogonal to the Y-axis and is aligned along a direction opposite to the discharge direction along which air exits the second-stage volute, and having a Z-axis that is mutually orthogonal to the X- and Y-axes and follows a right-hand screw convention;
the compressor housing defining two separate first and second passages each extending from the first-stage volute and then proceeding generally radially inwardly into the second-stage inlet, wherein the first-stage volute comprises two generally semi-annular segments that collectively substantially encircle the first-stage impeller, the first passage being connected to one of the segments and the second passage being connected to the other of the segments, wherein the first and second passages in a cross-sectional plane that is normal to the Z-axis have a configuration as viewed along the Z-axis that is asymmetric with respect to the X-axis and is asymmetric with respect to the Y-axis; and
wherein the first and second passages leading into the second-stage inlet are defined respectively by first and second walls that form two diametrically opposite left-hand and right-hand tongues that act as a pinch point where the diameter D1° is at a minimum, and wherein a radial line L1 that lies in said cross-sectional plane and that extends between the tongues is angularly offset from the Y-axis.

US Pat. No. 10,190,586

SCROLL COMPRESSOR AND AIR CONDITIONER

Hitachi-Johnson Controls ...

1. A scroll compressor comprising:a fixed scroll having a lap with a spiral shape erected on a bed plate;
an orbiting scroll having a lap with a spiral shape erected on a panel and forming a compression room meshed with the fixed scroll; and
an orbiting bearing disposed penetrating the panel and a central part of the lap of the orbiting scroll, wherein:
the orbiting scroll is formed in such a manner so as to shift a lap center from a panel center out of alignment, when the panel center and the lap center are in the same state, to thereby bring a distance between a winding end position of the lap of the orbiting scroll and an outer circumference of the panel to a maximum, within a region along a winding direction located between 45° to 135° in a counterclockwise direction from the lap winding end position of the orbiting scroll with respect to the panel center.

US Pat. No. 10,190,551

HUMIDITY SENSOR DEVICE ARRANGED IN A CHOKE PORTION OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE INTAKE AIR PASSAGE

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A sensor device that is disposed in an intake passage through which intake air flows to an internal combustion engine, the sensor device comprising:a humidity sensor that generates a signal according to a humidity of the intake air flowing through the intake passage;
a flow rate sensor that generates a signal according to a flow rate of intake air;
a support component that supports the humidity sensor and the flow rate sensor; and
a housing having
a first passage communicated with the intake passage, a part of the intake air flowing through the first passage, and
a second passage branched from the first passage, wherein
the flow rate sensor is arranged in the second passage,
a choke portion is defined in the second passage to decrease a cross-sectional area of the second passage,
the flow rate sensor is arranged on the choke portion,
the support component has a first surface and a second surface opposite from each other in a thickness direction of the support component, and
the humidity sensor is disposed on the first surface of the support component, and the flow rate sensor is disposed on the second surface of the support component.

US Pat. No. 10,190,447

CAMSHAFT ADJUSTER AND SEPARATING SLEEVE FOR A CAMSHAFT ADJUSTER

1. A camshaft adjuster comprising:a stator, a rotor rotatable relative to the stator around a rotation axis and having a hub for accommodating a camshaft, first supply channels and second supply channels, separated therefrom, radially penetrating the hub, and a separating sleeve, inserted into the hub with at least one end section, which forms an outer axial supply space and an inner axial supply space, separated therefrom, in the hub, the outer axial supply space being fluidically connected to the first supply channels in an axial plane, and the inner axial supply space being fluidically connected to the second supply channels in the axial plane, the separating sleeve including a cylindrical base body including an outer shell defining an outer circumferential surface of the separating sleeve and a number of axial grooves penetrating partially radially into the cylindrical base body away from the outer shell, the axial grooves at least partially forming the outer axial supply space and which are each fluidically connected to the first supply channels, and that the separating sleeve includes a number of radial apertures fluidically connecting the inner axial supply space to a second supply line.

US Pat. No. 10,190,379

INNER DRILLING RISER TIE-BACK CONNECTOR SEAL

Dril-Quip, Inc., Houston...

1. An apparatus for coupling a platform to a subsea wellhead comprising:a riser extending between the platform and the subsea wellhead, wherein the riser comprises an inner riser and an outer riser;
an inner drilling riser tie-back connector (“ITBC”) having a main body, wherein the ITBC is coupled to the inner riser;
a seal positioning device disposed between the main body of the ITBC and the subsea wellhead; and
a seal disposed at an end of the seal positioning device, wherein the seal positioning device is positioning the seal at an interface directly between the main body of the ITBC and the subsea wellhead and connecting the seal to at least one other component in the annulus, wherein the seal comprises:
a main body comprising a first end and a second end opposite the first end, wherein the first end of the seal is disposed at the end of the seal positioning device and the second end of the seal extends axially away from the end of the seal positioning device;
a first inwardly projecting finger disposed on the first end of the main body of the seal and projecting at an angle axially toward the second end of the main body of the seal and radially toward a radially inner surface of the subsea wellhead;
a second inwardly projecting finger disposed on the second end of the main body of the seal and projecting at an angle axially toward the first end of the main body of the seal and radially toward the radially inner surface of the subsea wellhead, wherein the first and second inwardly projecting fingers project at opposing angles to each other; and
an outwardly projecting lever arm disposed on the second end of the main body of the seal, wherein the outwardly projecting lever arm is adjacent to and at an outward angle to the second inwardly projecting finger, wherein the outwardly projecting lever arm is projecting at an angle axially away from the first end of the main body of the seal and radially toward the radially inner surface of the subsea wellhead.

US Pat. No. 10,190,374

VERTICAL PIPE HANDLING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Nabors Drilling Technolog...

1. A system comprising:a cage having a pipe rack configured to store a tubular in a vertical orientation, such that a longitudinal axis of the tubular is substantially perpendicular to a horizontal plane; and
the cage having first and second robotic pipe handlers, with the first robotic pipe handler configured to transition the tubular from a horizontal orientation, in which the longitudinal axis of the tubular is substantially parallel to the horizontal plane, to the vertical orientation, wherein the first robotic pipe handler is adapted to move the tubular between the horizontal and vertical orientations by rotating about a first handler axis;
wherein the first robotic pipe handler is configured to position the tubular within the cage such that the tubular is receivable by the second robotic pipe handler after the first robotic pipe handler transitions the tubular from the horizontal orientation to the vertical orientation, and wherein the second robotic pipe handler receives the tubular into the cage through a first passage of the cage with the tubular in the vertical orientation.

US Pat. No. 10,190,299

STABILIZER SUPPORT

1. A stabilizer support, comprising: a longitudinally extending rigid beam having a longitudinal length, a first longitudinal end and a second longitudinal end, and a uniform cross-sectional shape along the longitudinal length of the beam proximate the first longitudinal end; a clip; and a foot plate, wherein one of the clip and the foot plate is integrally formed with the beam, and the other is a separate and distinct component from the beam; and (d) at least one slide fit connector on the at least one separate and distinct component for accepting a single immutable fixed distance longitudinal insertion of to the first longitudinal end of the beam into the slide fit connector, whereby an assembled stabilizer support has a single immutable fixed longitudinal length when under longitudinal compression.

US Pat. No. 10,190,239

TEXTILE PART, COMPOSITE MATERIAL ELEMENT WITH TEXTILE PART, AND PRODUCTION METHOD FOR THE SAME

Groz-Beckert KG, Albstad...

1. A textile part (10) for use in composite materials, the textile part (10) comprising:a reinforcing system (15) of reinforcing warp threads (17) and reinforcing weft threads (16),
at least one first portion (20) of the textile part and at least one second portion (21) of the textile part,
wherein the reinforcing warp threads (17) and the reinforcing weft threads (16) in the first portion (20) of the textile part are directly bound to each other by direct weave binding,
wherein the reinforcing warp threads (17) in the second portion (21) of the textile part are placed on the reinforcing weft threads (16), without direct weave binding with the reinforcing warp threads (17),
wherein the second portion (21) of the textile part is bordered on several sides by one or more first portions (20) of the textile part, and/or wherein the reinforcing system (15) in the second portion (21) of the textile part is enclosed between the binding weft threads (26) and the binding warp threads (27) of a binding system (25), said binding warp and weft threads being bound together at binding locations (35).

US Pat. No. 10,190,238

BALE OPENER

Maschinenfabrik Rieter AG...

1. A bale opener for take-off of fiber tufts from fiber bales, comprising:a take-off tower arranged on a horizontal drive or a rotating frame;
a take-off arm held on the take-off tower in a guide so as to be vertically adjustable along the take-off tower;
a single lifting spindle fastened on the take-off tower for vertical adjustment of the take-off arm, the lifting spindle having a longitudinal axis in the movement direction of the take-off arm;
the lifting spindle fastened on the take-off tower at an upper end of the lifting spindle, wherein a lower end of the lifting spindle is not held in the take-off tower;
the take-off arm connected to the lifting spindle via a recirculating ball nut; and
the nut provided with the drive and the lifting spindle held in a rotationally locked manner.

US Pat. No. 10,190,207

EVAPORATION METHOD

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. An evaporation method, comprising:evaporating evaporation material and forming evaporation material particles towards one or more transfer substrates by means of an evaporation source, so as to form an intermediate material layer on a surface of the transfer substrate;
heating the one or more transfer substrates to evaporate the intermediate material layer located on the transfer substrate towards a target substrate, a temperature of the heated transfer substrate being less than a temperature of the evaporation source,
wherein an area of the surface of the one or more transfer substrates receiving the evaporation material particles is greater than an area of an outlet of the evaporation source.

US Pat. No. 10,190,077

SANITARY CLEANER

Ecolab USA Inc., Saint P...

1. An aqueous odor-controlling sanitary cleaning composition comprising:a sulfamic acid or sulfamic acid derivative in an amount of about ?10 wt.-%, isotridecanol ethoxylate in an amount of about less than 3 wt.-%,
a perfume in an amount in a range of about ?0.2 wt.-% to ?0.5 wt.-%, wherein the perfume comprises the following compounds according to the general formulas I, II and III:

and wherein R1 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and C1-5 alkyl, and
R2, R3, R4 independently is selected from the group consisting of C1-5 alkyl, and a compound according to formula IV:
andwater,
wherein the wt.-% of the components are based on the total weight of the sanitary cleaning composition.

US Pat. No. 10,190,061

PROCESSING OF OIL BY STEAM ADDITION

Phillips 66 Company, Hou...

1. A process for removing salt from crude oil wherein the salt may be in the form of particles of crystalline salt suspended in the crude oil or as small droplets of brine water suspended in the crude oil, or both, wherein the process comprises the steps of:a) injecting liquid water into the crude oil;
b) imposing aggressive high shear mixing on the crude oil and water in a high shear mixer to break up the injected water into smaller droplets of water and, at the same time, enhance contact of the smaller droplets of water with salt particles and brine droplets to enhance dissolving of salt particles and also coalesce droplets of water whether brine droplets or droplets of injected water;
c) after the aggressive high shear mixing, injecting steam into the crude oil in the form of steam bubbles that are quite large relative to any salt particles or relative to any brine droplets and also relative to water droplets so as to create steam bubbles that will have substantial contact with the crude oil along with any nearby suspended salt particles and other droplets, such that a single steam bubble may actually contact a number of salt particles and water droplets;
d) condensing the steam bubbles into droplets of liquid water while at the same time dissolving available salt particles forming new brine water droplets and also delivering liquid or vaporous water from the steam bubbles into any available water and brine droplets resulting in enlarged water and brine droplets having a size more amenable for separation from the crude oil; and
e) separating liquid water from the crude oil where the water includes the salt dissolved therein, wherein the process is more particularly characterized in that it does not include imposing high shear mixing of uncondensed steam bubbles within the crude oil.

US Pat. No. 10,190,037

COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR RECOVERING HYDROCARBON FLUIDS FROM A SUBTERRANEAN RESERVOIR

Ecolab USA Inc., St. Pau...

1. A method of modifying the permeability to water of a subterranean formation, the method comprising:introducing into the subterranean formation a composition comprising crosslinked expandable polymeric microparticles having an unexpanded volume average particle size diameter from about 0.05 to about 2,000 microns,
wherein the microparticles comprise labile internal crosslinks with a crosslinking agent content from about 50 to about 200,000 ppm of at least one labile crosslinker based on a molar ratio of said polymeric microparticles, wherein the labile crosslinks are capable of cleavage at or below neutral pH,
wherein the microparticles comprise from 0 to about 900 ppm of at least one non-labile crosslinker based on a molar ratio of said polymeric microparticles, and
wherein the at least one labile crosslinker is selected from at least one of the following structures 1-11, 13, and 15-26:

US Pat. No. 10,190,036

MULTIFUNCTIONAL FOAMING COMPOSITION WITH WETTABILITY MODIFYING, CORROSION INHIBITORY AND MINERAL SCALE INHIBITORY/DISPERSANTS PROPERTIES FOR HIGH TEMPERATURE AND ULTRA HIGH SALINITY

INSTITUTO MEXICANO DEL PE...

1. A multifunctional foaming composition, characterized by the combination of supramolecular complexes derived from the interaction of:(a) an alkyl amido propyl hydroxysultaine and/or alkyl amido propyl betaines and/or alkyl hydroxysultaines and/or alkyl betaines;
(b) an anionic surfactant, which is a mixture of
(b1) alkyl hydroxy sulphonates of sodium; and
(b2) alkenyl sulphonates of sodium;
(c) a cationic surfactant which is tetra-alkyl ammonium halides; and
optionally, (d) copolymers derived from itaconic acid/vinyl sulfonate of sodium and/or terpolymers derived from itaconic acid/sodium vinyl sulphonate/aconitic acid.

US Pat. No. 10,189,971

FLEXIBLE SHEET, THERMALLY CONDUCTIVE COMPONENT, ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE COMPONENT, ANTISTATIC COMPONENT, HEATING ELEMENT, ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE SHIELD, AND METHOD OF PRODUCING FLEXIBLE SHEET

LINTEC OF AMERICA, INC., ...

1. A flexible sheet comprising a composite sheet, the composite sheet comprising an elastic binder and a carbon nanotube sheet containing a plurality of carbon nanotubes that is disposed in the elastic binder, wherein the carbon nanotube sheet has as a waveform structure with a plurality of peaks and valleys, the waveform structure travelling along a single direction in a plane of the composite sheet to enable the flexible sheet to be stretched in the direction of the waveform structure.

US Pat. No. 10,189,969

SILICA-BASED ORGANOGELS VIA HEXAHYDROTRIAZINE-BASED REACTIONS

International Business Ma...

1. An aerogel, comprising:a plurality of silica groups; and
a hexahydrotriazine group having at least one nitrogen atom that is covalently linked to at least one silica group in the plurality of silica groups by a linking group.

US Pat. No. 10,189,862

PHENOTHIAZINE-PYRIDINE COMPOUNDS AND USES THEREOF

The Chinese University of...

15. A pharmaceutical composition comprising the compound of claim 1 and a pharmaceutically acceptable excipient.

US Pat. No. 10,189,836

THERAPEUTIC COMPOUNDS, COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

Genentech, Inc., South S...

1. A compound of Formula (I):or a salt or stereoisomer thereof, wherein:R1 is a 3-11 membered heterocyclyl that is optionally substituted with one or more Ra;
R2 is selected from the group consisting of:

each Ra is independently selected from the group consisting of OH, halo, C1-C6alkyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, 3-11 membered heterocyclyl, C(O)NRcRd, NRcRd, and C1-C6alkanoyl, wherein said alkyl, cycloalkyl, alkanoyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl are optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, C1-C6alkoxy, (C1-C6alkyl)S—, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 3-11 membered heterocyclyl that is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of —C(O)—NRcRd, —C(O)—ORk, —(C1-C6alkyl)-C(O)—NRcRd, and —(C1-C6alkyl)-C(O)—ORk, and C1-C6alkyl that is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, C1-C6alkoxy, and C3-C8cycloalkyl;
Rb is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, —ORk, —CN, C1-C6alkyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, 3-11 membered heterocyclyl, —NRsRt, —C(O)NRfRg, —S(O)nRe, —S(O)2NRfRg, —NRcC(O)Rm, and —C(O)Rm, wherein said C1-C6alkyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, C1-C6alkanoyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl are each independently optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from Rh; and Rx is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and C1-C6alkyl that is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from halo, cyano, and C1-C6alkoxy; or Rb and Rx taken together form a C1-C6alkenylene that is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from halo, cyano, and C1-C6alkoxy;
Rc and Rd, independently at each occurrence, are selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C6alkyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl, wherein each C1-C6alkyl is independently optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, cyano, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl; or alternatively Rc and Rd may be joined together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached to form an optionally substituted 3-11 membered heterocyclyl that is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and C1-C6alkyl that is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, C1-C6alkoxy, and C3-C8cycloalkyl;
each Re is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C6alkyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl, wherein any C1-C6alkyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from halo, cyano, hydroxy, C1-C6alkoxy, —SH, (C1-C6alkyl)S—, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and C1-C6alkyl that is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, C1-C6alkoxy, Rp, and C3-C8cycloalkyl;
Rf and Rg, independently at each occurrence, are selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C6alkyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl, wherein each C1-C6alkyl is independently optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl; or alternatively Rf and Rg may be joined together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached to form an optionally substituted 3-11 membered heterocyclyl that is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, (C1-C6alkyl)S—, cyano, and C1-C6alkyl that is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, C1-C6alkoxy, and C3-C8cycloalkyl;
each Rh is independently selected from the group consisting of halo, cyano, S(O)2NRfRg, C1-C6alkoxy, C1-C6alkanoyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl, wherein any C1-C6alkoxy, C1-C6alkanoyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, cyano, and C1-C6alkyl that is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, —S(O)2(C1-C6alkyl), C1-C6alkoxy, cyano, and C3-C8cycloalkyl;
each Rk is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C6alkyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl, wherein any C1-C6alkyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, cyano, 6-10 membered aryl and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl, wherein any said 6-10 aryl and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl is optionally substituted with halo, cyano, (C1-C6alkyl)2NC(O)—, or C1-C6alkyl that is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, C1-C6alkoxy, cyano, hydroxy, and C3-C8cycloalkyl;
Rm is selected from the group consisting of C1-C6alkyl, C1-C6alkoxy, C3-C8cycloalkyl, (C3-C8cycloalkyl)oxy, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl, wherein any C1-C6alkyl, C1-C6alkoxy, C3-C8cycloalkyl, (C3-C8cycloalkyl)oxy, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl is optionally substituted with one or more groups Rn;
each Rn is independently selected from the group consisting of halo, cyano, hydroxy, C1-C6alkyl, C1-C6alkoxy, C3-C8cycloalkyl, —SH, —NRuRv, C1-C6alkylthio, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl, wherein any C1-C6alkyl, C1-C6alkoxy, C3-C8cycloalkyl, C1-C6alkylthio, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, cyano, and C1-C6alkyl that is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo and cyano;
each Rp is independently selected from the group consisting of C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl, wherein any C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, cyano, hydroxy, C1-C6alkoxy, C3-C8cycloalkyl, —SH, (C1-C6alkyl)S—, and C1-C6alkyl that is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, hydroxy, C1-C6alkoxy, cyano, and C3-C8cycloalkyl;
Rs and Rt, independently at each occurrence, are selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C6alkyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl, wherein each C1-C6alkyl is independently optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, cyano, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl;
Ru and Rv, independently at each occurrence, are selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C6alkyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl, wherein each C1-C6alkyl is independently optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, cyano, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl;
n is 0, 1, or 2;
Rz1 and Rz2 are each independently selected from hydrogen and C1-C6alkyl; and
ring A is optionally further substituted with one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of CH3, CH2CH3, OCH3, OCHF2, OCH2F, OCF3, CF3, CHF2, CH2F, F and Cl.

US Pat. No. 10,189,802

AMINOALCOHOL LIPIDOIDS AND USES THEREOF

Massachusetts Institute o...

1. A compound of formula:
wherein:
A is substituted or unsubstituted, branched or unbranched, cyclic or acyclic, C2-20 alkylene, optionally interrupted by 1 or more heteroatoms independently selected from the group consisting of O, S, and N, or A is a substituted or unsubstituted, saturated or unsaturated, 4-6-membered ring;
one occurrence of R1 is substituted or unsubstituted, branched or unbranched, C1-20-aliphatic, or substituted or unsubstituted, branched or unbranched, C1-20 heteroaliphatic, and the other occurrence of R1 is hydrogen;
one occurrence of R2 is substituted or unsubstituted, branched or unbranched, C1-20-aliphatic, or substituted or unsubstituted, branched or unbranched, C1-20 heteroaliphatic, and the other occurrence of R2 is hydrogen;
one occurrence of R3 is substituted or unsubstituted, branched or unbranched, C1-20-aliphatic, or substituted or unsubstituted, branched or unbranched, C1-20 heteroaliphatic, and the other occurrence of R3 is hydrogen;
RB, RC, and RD are, independently, hydrogen, substituted or unsubstituted, branched or unbranched, C1-20-aliphatic, substituted or unsubstituted, branched or unbranched, C1-20-heteroaliphatic, or —CH2CH(OH)RE;
or RC and RD together form a cyclic structure;
or RB and RD together form a cyclic structure; and
RE is substituted or unsubstituted, branched or unbranched, C1-20 aliphatic, or substituted or unsubstituted, branched or unbranched, C1-20 heteroaliphatic;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,189,738

BUSHING WITH RIBBED TIP PLATE

Johns Manville, Denver, ...

1. A bushing system for producing fibers from a molten material, the bushing system comprising:a bushing that is configured to receive a molten material, the bushing comprising:
a plate that is configured to receive the molten material, the plate defining a first plurality of apertures through which the molten material flows, the plate having a longitudinal axis;
a first side wall disposed on a first side of the plate along the longitudinal axis;
a second side wall disposed on a second side of the plate opposite the first side wall, wherein:
the first side wall and the second side wall extend at an upward angle from the plate;
the first side wall and the second side wall are positioned along the longitudinal axis;
the plate further comprises a first plurality of ribs extending along at least a portion of the plate; and
each of the first plurality of ribs is positioned between two at least substantially coplanar portions of the plate;
a first side rail extending downward from the first side wall, wherein the first side rail comprises a plurality of embossed portions extending along a length of the first side rail; and
a second side rail extending downward from the second side wall, wherein the second side rail comprises a plurality of embossed portions extending along a length of the second side rail; and
a tip plate coupleable with the bushing such that the tip plate is disposed a distance below the plate, the tip plate being configured to receive the molten material from the bushing and defining a second plurality of apertures through which the molten material flows to form fibers, wherein the tip plate comprises a second plurality of ribs extending along at least a portion of the tip plate.

US Pat. No. 10,189,732

ALGAL-SLUDGE GRANULE FOR WASTEWATER TREATMENT AND BIOENERGY FEEDSTOCK GENERATION

University of Massachuset...

1. A method comprising the steps of:providing a vessel configured to contain a water-based reaction medium;
placing in said vessel a mixture comprising a quantity of said water-based reaction medium and at least one microalgae including filamentous cyanobacteria, said water-based reaction medium comprising material that is consumable by a live bacterium or by a live protozoan present in said water-based reaction medium;
incubating said mixture comprising said quantity of said water-based reaction medium and said at least one microalgae including said filamentous cyanobacteria in said vessel under quiescent conditions and under at least intermittent illumination such that said filamentous cyanobacteria forms a supporting matrix that incorporates said live bacterium or said live protozoan into a biologically-active bioaggregate granule; and
recovering from said incubated mixture said biologically-active bioaggregate granule.

US Pat. No. 10,189,713

METHOD FOR PRODUCING 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, comprising:(A) obtaining a carbon nanotube dispersion liquid by applying a shear force to a coarse dispersion liquid that includes carbon nanotubes having a specific surface area of 600 m2/g or more to whereby disperse the carbon nanotubes,
wherein the step (A) includes applying a back pressure to the carbon nanotube dispersion liquid, and
(B) reducing multi-stepwise the back pressure applied to the carbon nanotube dispersion liquid obtained by the step (A),
wherein the step (B) includes passing the carbon nanotube dispersion liquid through a plurality of pressure reducers connected in series.

US Pat. No. 10,189,657

CAR DUMPER DUST CONTROL SYSTEM

Air-Cure Incorporated, M...

7. A dust control apparatus for use in an apparatus for rotary dumping of rail cars, comprising:a baffle support supporting a first baffle, a second baffle and a third baffle, a first space being defined between the first baffle and the second baffle and a second space being defined between the second baffle and the third baffle;
a diverter, overlying a backside hood, the diverter having a concave curved upper surface;
a backside hood presenting a primary air intake opening into a pit into which the rail cars are dumped and a secondary intake opening into the first space during a first portion of the rotary dumping or the second space during a second portion of the rotational dumping and depending upon a rotational position of the baffle support.

US Pat. No. 10,189,390

SPLIT WING ARMREST DUAL PAWL LATCH MECHANSIM

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A latch assembly for a vehicle armrest, comprising:a pair of pawls fixed on opposite sides of a coupler, each pawl including a projection on each end thereof, and
a pair of paddles each engaging one of each pawls and configured to cause inward translation of at least one of the pawls in response to an actuation at one of the paddles, wherein an inward translation of one pawl causes, via the coupler, an inward translation of the other pawl to disengage the projections from a console.

US Pat. No. 10,189,384

STAMPING METHOD AND COMPONENTS PRODUCED THEREBY

JOHNSON CONTROLS GMBH, B...

1. A method for producing vehicle seat components through the working of a semifinished blank in a cutting manner, the method comprising:locally heating the semifinished blank in the area of an intended cutting line of the vehicle seat components to be cut out;
cutting out the vehicle seat components from the semifinished blank with a cutting device along the cutting line during or after the heating of the semifinished blank to create an entire edge area of the vehicle seat components, wherein the edge area comprises an entire peripheral surface of the vehicle seat components and openings in the vehicle seat components, wherein the semifinished blank is locally heated with the cutting device while the semifinished blank remains in the cutting device, and
wherein the vehicle seat components each comprise a base section delimited by the edge area;
partially heating the vehicle seat components with the cutting device while the vehicle seat components remain in the cutting device after having been cut from the semifinished blank such that all of and only the edge areas of the vehicle seat components are directly heated after the vehicle seat components have been cut; and
cooling the vehicle seat components through heat conduction into the cutting device after the cutting out of the vehicle seat components,
wherein the local heating of the semifinished blank and the partial heating of the vehicle seat components is achieved through the effect of heat radiation,
wherein all of the edge area of at least one of the vehicle seat components is hardened through the effect of heat radiation during the partial heating of the vehicle seat components.

US Pat. No. 10,189,365

CHARGING CONTROL SYSTEM

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A charging control system comprising:a vehicle configured to receive electric power from a residence and allow an in-vehicle electric storage device to be charged with the received electric power;
a monitoring device configured to monitor a use status of an electric appliance at the residence and a use status of the vehicle; and
a controller configured to:
identify the electric appliance correlated with the start of use of the vehicle based on the use status of the electric appliance monitored by the monitoring device and the use status of the vehicle;
learn a relationship between the use status of the identified electric appliance at the residence before a start of use of the vehicle and the use status of the vehicle;
estimate a start time of use of the vehicle based on the learned relationship and the use status of the identified electric appliance; and
calculate a charging start time based on the estimated start time of use of the vehicle and a required time to complete charging of the electric storage device, and provide an instruction to perform charging of the electric storage device;
wherein
the identified electric appliance includes a timer configured to preset a use time of the identified electric appliance, and
the controller is further configured to estimate the start time of use of the vehicle based on the use time preset in the identified electric appliance and the learned relationship.

US Pat. No. 10,189,279

LIQUID DISCHARGE APPARATUS AND MEDIUM FLATTENING METHOD

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A medium flattening method when a medium is transported by being adhered to an adhesive layer which is on a surface of a transport belt, the method comprising:detecting a presence or absence of floating being generated in the medium on the transport belt using a first sensor;
executing a process for flattening to flatten the floating in the medium in the case where the floating exists;
confirming whether or not the floating in the medium is eliminated by executing the process for the flattening using a second sensor; and
transporting the medium, where the floating is eliminated using the process for the flattening, to a liquid discharge region of a liquid discharge section,
the executing of the process for the flattening including executing the process for the flattening with regard to the medium and liquid discharge with regard to the medium in parallel,
the process for the flattening being executed by moving a pressure roller that adheres the medium to the adhesive layer along a transport direction of the medium in an area between the first sensor and the second sensor in the transport direction.

US Pat. No. 10,189,265

PRINTING FLUID CARTRIDGE

HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPME...

1. A printing fluid cartridge comprising:a housing; and
an assembly supported by the housing and comprising:
a molding; and
a non-fluid dispensing die electronic device embedded in the molding, wherein:
a thickness of the molding varies at different locations of the molding, and
the non-fluid dispensing die electronic device is buried in a thicker part of the molding.

US Pat. No. 10,189,252

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND APPARATUSES FOR IMPROVING DROP VELOCITY UNIFORMITY, DROP MASS UNIFORMITY, AND DROP FORMATION

FUJIFILM DIMATIX, INC., ...

1. A method, comprising:determining image data for a plurality of droplet ejection devices;
converting the image data into converted data to be stored in an image buffer having first and second levels;
processing the converted data to determine cross-talk affected data for cross-talk between the plurality of droplet ejection devices; and
applying a multi-level waveform including a first level and a second level to the plurality of droplet ejection devices, wherein the second level of the multi-level waveform includes a first section having at least one compensating edge and a second section having at least one drive pulse, the at least one compensating edge has a compensating effect to compensate for cross-talk variation across the plurality of droplet ejection devices that is mapped to a third level of the image buffer, and wherein the first level of the multi-level waveform comprises the second section without the first section that is mapped to one of the first and second levels of the image buffer.

US Pat. No. 10,189,250

PRINTHEAD, ELEMENT SUBSTRATE, AND PRINTING APPARATUS

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A printhead comprising:a plurality of element substrates that each include a first element substrate adjacent to a second element substrate in a first direction,
wherein a planar shape of each of the first element substrate and the second element substrate is quadrilateral that has a first side and a second side along the first direction,
wherein the quadrilateral of the first element substrate has a first element substrate oblique side close to the second element substrate, the first element substrate oblique side obliquely intersecting with both of the first side and the second side of the first element substrate,
wherein the quadrilateral of the second element substrate has a second element substrate oblique side close to the first element substrate side, the second element substrate oblique side obliquely intersecting with both of the first side and the second side of the second element,
wherein the first element substrate and the second element substrate each have a print element array in which a plurality of print elements are arrayed in the first direction, and each have a plurality of driving circuits that respectively correspond to the plurality of print elements, each corresponding print element and driving circuit being arranged in a second direction that intersects with both of the first direction and a third direction along the first element substrate oblique side and along the second element substrate oblique side, and each of the plurality of driving circuits being arranged on either a side of the first side or a side of the second side with respect to a print element corresponding to a driving circuit,
wherein a first print element array arranged in the first element substrate includes a first print element that is closest to the second element substrate in the first direction, and a second print element array arranged in the second element substrate includes a second print element that is closest to the first element substrate in the first direction, and
wherein an order of arrangement in the second direction of at least the first print element and a first driving circuit corresponding to the first print element is opposite to an order of arrangement in the second direction of the second print element and a second driving circuit corresponding to the second print element.

US Pat. No. 10,189,249

RECORDING ELEMENT SUBSTRATE, LIQUID DISCHARGE HEAD, AND RECORDING APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A recording element substrate comprising:a recording module including a plurality of recording elements and first logic circuits corresponding to the plurality of recording elements;
a memory module including a plurality of memory elements and second logic circuits corresponding to the plurality of memory elements;
a signal supply circuit configured to supply a signal for controlling the recording elements and a signal for controlling the memory elements; and
a common line configured to connect the signal supply circuit to the plurality of first logic circuits and the plurality of second logic circuits in common,
wherein the recording elements are arranged along an extending direction in which the common line extends, and the memory modules are disposed between the common line and the recording elements.

US Pat. No. 10,189,221

TRANSFER RING SHOE AND TRANSFER RING HAVING VARIED SHOE PROFILE

Davian Enterprises, LLC, ...

1. A transfer ring comprising:a circular frame;
a plurality of elongated driven links, each driven link having a first end rotatably mounted along the circular frame such that each driven link is rotatable between a contracted position and an expanded position;
a drive member disposed along the circular frame, the drive member being in operable engagement with the driven links and configured to drive the driven links between the contracted position and the expanded position; and
a plurality of shoes having arcuate interior surfaces facing substantially radially inwardly toward a central axis to collectively define a substantially cylindrical segmented gripping surface, each shoe being rotatably mounted to a second end of a respective one of the driven links, each shoe arcuate interior surface having a first arcuate edge and an opposite second arcuate edge extending substantially parallel to one another along a circumferential dimension of the cylindrical segmented gripping surface and opposite first and second end edges extending between respective ends of the first and second arcuate edges;
wherein the first end edge of the arcuate interior surface of each shoe is mounted adjacent the second end edge of the arcuate interior surface of a respective adjacent one of the shoes, and wherein the first end edge of the arcuate interior surface of a first one of the shoes defines a first profile shape, in the form of a plurality of alternating protrusions and recesses along the circumferential dimension, which is keyed to mating engagement with a shape of the second end edge of the arcuate interior surface of a second one of the shoes adjacent to the first one of the shoes, the remaining first and second end edges conforming to a second profile shape which is a substantially straight line extending substantially parallel to an axial dimension of the cylindrical segmented gripping surface.

US Pat. No. 10,189,210

METHOD FOR PRINTING THREE-DIMENSIONAL PARTS WITH CRYSTALLIZATION KINETICS CONTROL

Stratasys, Inc., Eden Pr...

1. A method for printing a three-dimensional part with an additive manufacturing system, the method comprising:providing a part material compositionally including one or more semi-crystalline polymers and one or more secondary materials that are configured to retard crystallization of the one or more semi-crystalline polymers, wherein the one or more secondary materials are substantially miscible with the one or more semi-crystalline polymers;
melting the part material in the additive manufacturing system; and
forming at least a portion of a layer of the three-dimensional part from the melted part material in a build environment.

US Pat. No. 10,189,192

DECORATIVE FOAM AND METHOD

NIKE, INC., Beaverton, O...

1. A foam midsole made by a method comprising:infusing a plurality of articles comprising a thermoplastic elastomer with a supercritical fluid, wherein the articles are pellets, beads, or particles;
removing the plurality of articles from the supercritical fluid, and either
(i) immersing the plurality of articles in a heated fluid to foam the plurality of articles, making a plurality of dyed foamed articles or
(ii) irradiating the plurality of articles with infrared or microwave radiation to foam the plurality of articles, making the plurality of dyed foamed articles;
wherein each of the plurality of dyed foamed articles include a first skin having a first skin thickness;
arranging the plurality of dyed foamed articles in a midsole mold; and
molding the plurality of dyed foamed articles together to form the foam midsole, the foam midsole including regions formed of the first skin of the each of the plurality of dyed foamed articles within the foam midsole and, on a molded outer surface of the foam midsole, a second skin having a second skin thickness;
wherein the plurality of dyed foamed articles are dyed during at least one of the infusing step and the immersing step, wherein dyeing the plurality of articles during the infusing step comprises infusing the plurality of articles with a supercritical fluid that has a dye dispersed or dissolved in the supercritical fluid such that the plurality of dyed foamed articles are made, and wherein dyeing the plurality of articles during the immersing step comprises immersing the plurality of articles in a heated fluid wherein the heated fluid is a heated fluid that contains a dye solution, such that the plurality of dyed foamed articles are made.

US Pat. No. 10,189,185

DEVICE FOR DISPLAYING IMAGE ON APPAREL

Nike, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. A method for manufacturing a customizable image displaying device for incorporation in an article of footwear, the method comprising:receiving, by a mold making device, an electronic copy of an image, the electronic copy comprising an electronic mapping of a plurality of pixels of the image;
creating, by the mold making device, a mold having a cavity corresponding to the electronic copy of the image; and
pressing a footwear blank and a background layer against the mold, the footwear blank having a coloring agent, wherein the mold deforms the footwear blank and causes the footwear blank to fill the cavity, the deformed footwear blank comprising one or more raised areas and one or more recessed areas corresponding to the image, wherein the background layer comprises at least a portion of the article of footwear.

US Pat. No. 10,189,159

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DETECTING STATES OF OPERATION OF A ROBOTIC DEVICE

X Development LLC, Mount...

1. A method comprising:controlling, by one or more computing devices, a robotic device to perform a predetermined motion to accomplish a task within an environment of the robotic device, wherein the robotic device includes (i) a motor configured to receive electrical power for causing movement of the motor, (ii) a transmission coupled to the motor, (iii) a torque sensor coupled to the transmission and configured to determine a torque of the transmission and a direction of rotation of the transmission, (iv) a link coupled to the transmission, and (v) an encoder configured to measure a velocity of the link, and wherein the predetermined motion involves the motor moving the link;
determining, by the one or more computing devices, an expected state of operation of the link of the robotic device, the expected state of operation being associated with performance of the predetermined motion;
while the robotic device is performing the predetermined motion:
determining, by the one or more computing devices, a first measurement of the electrical power received by the motor, wherein the firt measurement has a respective sign;
based on the velocity of the link measured by the encoder, the torque of the transmission determined by the torque sensor, and the direction of rotation of the transmission determined by the torque sensor, determining, by the one or more computing devices, a second measurement of mechanical power associated with the link, wherein the second measurement has a respective sign;
determining, by the one or more computing devices, a current state of operation of the link of the robotic device based on a comparison of the signs of the first and second measurements to predetermined reference data, wherein the predetermined reference data includes multiple distinct pairs of an electrical power measurement sign and a mechanical power measurement sign and correlates each pair with a state of operation of the link of the robotic device; and
making, by the one or more computing devices, a determination that the current state of operation differs from the expected state of operation; and
based on the determination that the current state of operation differs from the expected state of operation, controlling, by the one or more computing devices, the link of the robotic device to perform a physical action different from the predetermined motion.

US Pat. No. 10,189,158

ROBOT MANIPULATOR WITH MODULAR TORQUE CONTROLLED LINK

X DEVELOPMENT LLC, Mount...

1. An actuator system comprising:multiple torque controlled actuators arranged side-by-side, wherein a given torque controlled actuator of the multiple torque controlled actuators comprises one or more timing belt stages coupled in serial including an input stage for coupling to a motor and an output stage for coupling to a load, wherein the one or more timing belt stages couple rotation of the motor to rotation of an output of the output stage;
a common frame to couple the multiple torque controlled actuators in the side-by-side arrangement; and
a differential coupled to outputs of the multiple torque controlled actuators to create a multiple degree of freedom (DOF) actuated joint.

US Pat. No. 10,189,151

COMPACT HEAD BODY HAMMER

Snap-on Incorporated, Ke...

1. A tool comprising:a head having a base and a face extending from the base, wherein the face is adapted to strike an object when the tool is used, the head includes a head centerline extending through a center portion of the base; and
a handle having a handle centerline extending through a central axis of the handle,
wherein the head centerline is axially offset relative to the handle centerline.

US Pat. No. 10,189,137

TOOL SHAPE MEASURING APPARATUS

Big Daishowa Co., Ltd., ...

1. A tool shape measuring apparatus configured to measure a shape of a tool having a plurality of cutting edges in an outer circumference thereof, the apparatus comprising:a light projecting section for emitting an irradiation light to the tool;
a light receiving section disposed opposite the light projecting section across the tool therebetween, the light receiving section being configured to receive the irradiation light through a lens, the light receiving section being set at a position where a contour of the tool is imaged by the lens;
a calculation section for calculating a contour position of the tool based on a detection signal of the light receiving section;
wherein the light receiving section includes a light receiving face perpendicular to an optical axis of the lens, and in the light receiving face, there are disposed a plurality of line sensors arranged in different directions from each other, each line sensor having a plurality of sensor elements arranged in one direction;
wherein the respective line sensor is disposed across a first area not reached by the irradiation light as being completely blocked by the tool, a second area disposed adjacent the first area and reached by the irradiation light with a portion thereof being blocked, and a third area disposed adjacent the second area and reached by the irradiation light not blocked at all; and
wherein the calculation section checks change occurring in output states of the line sensor associated with rotation of the tool and specifies a contour position of the tool based on a center position in the second area when the number of the sensor elements included in the second area becomes minimal.

US Pat. No. 10,189,132

CORE GRASPING APPARATUS

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

12. A core grasping apparatus that grasps a core including a core main body and a core print provided at one end of the core main body, the core grasping apparatus comprising:a first holding device including an inflatable and deflatable first holding part, the first holding device being configured to hold the core print by inflating the first holding part so as to bring the first holding part into contact with the core print;
a second holding device including an inflatable and deflatable second holding part, the second holding device being configured to hold the core print by inflating the second holding part so as to bring the second holding part into contact with the core print; and
a turning suppression part configured to suppress the core from turning upon the core print being held by the first holding device and the second holding device, the turning suppression part applying, to the core print, a force that suppresses a turning moment acting on the core around a straight line connecting portions of the core print at which the first holding part and the second holding part respectively come in contact with the core print, wherein
a third holding device including an inflatable and deflatable third holding part is used as the turning suppression part, and
the third holding part applies the force that suppresses the turning moment acting on the core to the core print by coming in contact with the core print at a position separated from the straight line connecting portions of the core print at which the first holding part and the second holding part respectively come in contact with the core print.

US Pat. No. 10,189,098

DIAGNOSTIC AND MAINTENANCE OPERATION FOR A SAW

Robert Bosch Tool Corpora...

1. A method for monitoring brush wear in a motor of a saw comprising:generating, with a sensor connected to a brush in a motor of the saw, a first signal corresponding to a level of wear in the brush, the generating of the first signal further comprising:
generating, with a current source in the motor, an electrical signal that passes through the brush; and
identifying, with a controller, a level of electrical resistance through the brush with reference to the first signal from the sensor;
identifying, with the controller, a level of wear for the brush with reference to the first signal, the identifying of the level of wear for the brush further comprising:
identifying, with the controller, that the level of wear in the brush exceeds a predetermined threshold in response to the level of electrical resistance being below a predetermined threshold; and
generating, with the controller and a user interface device, an output requesting replacement of the brush in response to the identified level of wear exceeding the predetermined threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,189,048

PEELING METHOD AND PEELING APPARATUS

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A peeling method comprising the steps of:a first step of forming a separation layer over a substrate;
a second step of forming a layer to be separated over the separation layer;
a third step of forming a peeling starting point by separating a part of the layer to be separated from the separation layer;
a fourth step of peeling the layer to be separated from the substrate using the peeling starting point; and
a liquid supplying step of supplying liquid to the peeling starting point,
wherein the fourth step includes a step of heating a first portion of the substrate and a step of cooling a second portion of the layer to be separated,
wherein the first portion includes a portion that is not separated from the layer to be separated after the fourth step, and
wherein the second portion includes a portion separated from the substrate after the fourth step.

US Pat. No. 10,189,036

ELECTRIC CARTRIDGE STYLE PRESSURE WASHER HEATER MODULE

MI-T-M Corporation, Peos...

1. A pressure washer system with an all-electric heater module for heating a liquid, comprising:a high-pressure pump;
at least one heating module having at least one heating cartridge in communication with the high-pressure pump, said at least one heating cartridge having an inlet, an outlet, and at least one coil;
a trigger gun assembly in communication with the at least one heating module;
wherein the liquid can flow from the high-pressure pump through the inlet of the at least one heating cartridge, through the at least one coil, though the outlet of the at least one heating cartridge, to the trigger gun assembly;
wherein the liquid is heated by a heating element of the heating module prior to being sent to the trigger gun assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,189,026

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THERMAL ABLATION OF PIGGING DEVICES

SPT Group LLC, Washingto...

1. A pig device configured for use inside of a pipeline comprising: an external layer; and an inner core, wherein the inner core further comprises: at least one incendiary charge wherein each incendiary charge further comprises at least one exothermic material; at least one ignition source coupled to each incendiary charge wherein each ignition source is configured so as to ignite the associated incendiary charge; a plurality of thermal dispersion channels arranged within the inner core wherein the thermal channels are further filled with paraffin wax, wherein the paraffin wax further melts upon ignition of the incendiary charge to thereby provide for uniform thermal propagation of the exothermic material to thereby ablate the pig device without damaging the surrounding pipeline; and at least one of a manual radio controlled switching mechanism and an automatic pressure sensing switching mechanism configured so as to activate the ignition source.

US Pat. No. 10,188,958

AUTOMATED DETECTION OF SURFACE LAYOUT

Anki, Inc., San Francisc...

1. A system comprising:a surface having a layout, and comprising a plurality of machine-readable codes, each machine-readable code identifying at least one characteristic of a portion of the surface;
a plurality of mobile agents configured to explore the surface contemporaneously with one another, each mobile agent comprising:
a propulsion mechanism, configured to impart motive force to cause the mobile agent to travel along the surface;
a sensor, configured to detect the machine-readable codes as the mobile agent travels along the surface;
a mobile wireless transceiver, configured to transmit at least one signal representing the detected machine-readable codes; and
a microcontroller, operatively coupled to control the operation of the propulsion mechanism, the sensor, and the mobile wireless transceiver; and
a host device, comprising:
a wireless transceiver, configured to receive signals representing detected machine-readable codes from the mobile agents;
a processor, operatively coupled to the wireless transceiver, configured to determine the layout of the surface by merging information from the signals received from at least two of the mobile agents; and
a storage device, operatively coupled to the wireless transceiver, configured to store a virtual representation of the surface based on the determined layout;
wherein the host device is configured to implement an entertainment activity for the plurality of mobile agents based on the virtual representation.

US Pat. No. 10,188,932

BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT SYSTEM

1. A method of conducting a baseball tournament between baseball teams, the baseball tournament having a contest stage and an elimination stage, an electronic Data And Predictability Probability (“DAPP”) System used to determine the outcome of each instance of a player at-bat, the baseball teams made of players, the method comprising:a. matching a first set of baseball teams into opposing pairs of teams;
b. playing the opposing pairs of teams of the first set of baseball teams against one-another in a set of contest games;
i. the contest games using a pitcher selected from the group of: batting tee, soft toss, coach pitching, pitching machine, or a team-designated pitcher;
ii. during play, the DAPP System identifying each batter as he prepares to bat;
1. the batter identified using player order, or input via a field judge input or a coach input;
2. a player data file opened for the identified batter, the DAPP System prepared to save data to the player data file;
iii. after the ball is hit by the batter, the DAPP System taking sensor input from one or more sensors;
1. the DAPP System using the sensor input to determine ball trajectory, spin, and velocity;
2. the DAPP System saving the ball trajectory, spin, and velocity data in the player data file;
3. the DAPP System using input from one or more sensors to determine balls, strikes, and the probability of base hits;
iv. repeating step b, each time removing the losing team from the tournament until a predetermined number of teams remains, the predetermined number of teams forming a second set of teams;
c. matching the second set of baseball teams into opposing pairs of teams;
d. playing the second set of baseball teams against one-another in elimination games;
i. the elimination games using a second pitcher, the second pitcher selected from the group of: batting tee, soft toss, coach pitching, pitching machine, or a team-designated pitcher;
ii. during play, the DAPP System identifying each batter as he prepares to bat;
1. the batter identified using player order, or input via a field judge input or a coach input;
2. a player data file opened for the identified batter, the DAPP System prepared to save data to the player data file;
iii. after the ball is hit by the batter, the DAPP System taking sensor input from one or more sensors;
1. the DAPP System using the sensor input to determine ball trajectory, spin, and velocity;
2. the DAPP System saving the ball trajectory, spin, and velocity data in the player data file;
3. the DAPP System using input from one or more sensors to determine balls, strikes, and the probability of base hits;
iv. repeating step d until only a single team remains;
v. outputting the outcome to one or more displays.

US Pat. No. 10,188,930

COMBINATORY SCORE HAVING A FITNESS SUB-SCORE AND AN ATHLETICISM SUB-SCORE

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:providing first instructions to a user to perform a first athletic movement;
receiving, from a sensor, first activity data representing the first athletic movement;
calculating with a processor, based on the first activity data, a first combinatory fitness-athleticism score;
providing, in response to a triggering event, second instructions to the user to perform a second athletic movement;
receiving, from the sensor, second activity data representing the second athletic movement;
calculating, with the processor, based on the second activity data, a second combinatory fitness-athleticism score,
wherein the first and the second combinatory fitness-athleticism scores each comprise a fitness sub-score and a separate athleticism sub-score of the user,
wherein the fitness sub-score is calculated, by the processor, using one or more of an endurance fitness attribute, a flexibility fitness attribute and a strength fitness attribute of the user, and
wherein the athleticism sub-score is calculated, by the processor, using one or more of a speed athleticism attribute, an agility athleticism attribute, a reaction athleticism attribute, a power athleticism attribute and a balance athleticism attribute of the user.

US Pat. No. 10,188,927

CONVERTIBLE GOLF ALIGNMENT AND MEASUREMENT DEVICE

1. A golf device comprising:a first elongated portion including a hollow portion, a first end, and a second end, wherein the first elongated portion and the hollow portion are straight;
a second elongated portion including a hollow portion, a first end, and a second end, wherein the second elongated portion and the hollow portion are straight;
a hinge securing the first end of the first elongated portion and the first end of the second elongated portion, wherein the first elongated portion and the second elongated portion are configured to form a 180 degree angle at the hinge in a first configuration and a 90 degree angle at the hinge in a second configuration; and
a first arch portion and a second arch portion, which are made from a flexible material, wherein the first arch portion is concealed inside the hollow portion of the first elongated portion and includes a first slideable end and a second end, wherein the first slideable end of the first arch portion includes a first keeper which is slideably engageable inside the first elongated portion in a lengthwise direction of the first elongated portion until reaching a first stop at the second end of the first elongated portion, and wherein the second arch portion is concealed inside the hollow portion of the second elongated portion and includes a first slideable end and a second end, wherein the first slideable end of the second arch portion includes a second keeper which is slideably engageable inside the second elongated portion in a lengthwise direction of the second elongated portion until reaching a second stop at the second end of the second elongated portion, wherein the second end of the second arch portion is configured to couple to the second end of the first arch portion, wherein the first and second arch portions are exposed outside of the hollow portions as a result of the first and second arch portions being pulled from inside the hollow portions from the second ends of the first and second elongated portions in the lengthwise direction and wherein the first and second arch portions form an arch from the second end of the first elongated portion to the second end of the second elongated portion when the first slideable end reaches the second end of the first elongated portion, when the second slideable end reaches the second end of the second elongated portion, when the first arch portion from the first elongated portion and the second arch portion from the second elongated portion are coupled together at the second ends of the first and second arch portions, and when the first elongated portion and the second elongated portion form the 90 degree angle at the hinge, the arch having a constant radius with a length from the hinge to the first and second arch portions.

US Pat. No. 10,188,763

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SANITIZING STETHOSCOPE HEADS

1. A method for santizing a stethoscope head having a diaphragm and a bell, the method comprising:providing an apparatus configured to apply a sanitizing fluid to the stethescope head, the apparatus comprising:
a housing shaped to retain a sanitizing fluid; and
an applicator pad connected to the housing and in selective fluid communication with the sanitizing fluid, the applicator pad comprising a raised portion having a substantially hemi-spherical shape configured to at least partially extend into an interior region of the bell of the stethoscope head when the bell is placed against the raised portion;
dispensing the santizing fluid from the housing and unto the applicator pad, the applicator pad formed from a porous, absorbent material that absorbs the sanitizing fluid when the sanitizing fluid dispenses out of the housing and onto the applicator pad; and
applying the sanitizing fluid to the bell of the stethoscope head by placing the interior region of the bell against the raised portion of the applicator pad.

US Pat. No. 10,188,754

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR CHEMICAL EXCHANGE SATURATION TRANSFER (CEST) BASED MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING (MRI)

The Johns Hopkins Univers...

1. A method of producing a magnetic resonance (MR) image of a target, comprising:introducing a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agent to the target; and
imaging the target using a Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer (CEST) or frequency labeled exchange (FLEX) based MRI technique to produce the MR image of the target,
wherein the MRI contrast agent is a compound of Formula (I), or a salt or stereoisomer thereof:
wherein:R1 and R2 are each independently H, SR, phosphorus, alkyl, amino, alkoxyl, cycloalkyl, arylalkyl, cycloalkyl-alkyl, heterocyclic, heteroaryl-alkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, —C(O)-alkyl, or —C(O)O-alkyl; or R1, and R2, taken together with the bonds they are attached to, form an aryl or heteroaryl group; wherein said amino, alkyl, alkoxyl, cycloalkyl, arylalkyl, cycloalkyl-alkyl, heterocyclic, heteroaryl-alkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, —C(O)-alkyl, or —C(O)O-alkyl moiety is optionally substituted;
when Y is O, R3 is H, and when Y is NR5, R3 is selected from the group consisting of H, phosphorus, alkyl, —S(O)2R, cycloalkyl, arylalkyl, cycloalkyl-alkyl, heterocyclic, heteroaryl-alkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, —C(O)-alkyl, or —C(O)O-alkyl, wherein said alkyl, cycloalkyl, arylalkyl, cycloalkyl-alkyl, heterocyclic, heteroaryl-alkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, —C(O)-alkyl, or —C(O)O-alkyl moiety is optionally substituted, provided that at least one of R3 and R5 is H;
R4 is H, phosphorus, halogen, SR, hydroxyl, amino, alkoxyl, alkyl, cycloalkyl, arylalkyl, cycloalkyl-alkyl, heterocyclic, heteroaryl-alkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, —C(O)-alkyl, or —C(O)O-alkyl, wherein said alkyl, amino, alkoxyl, cycloalkyl, arylalkyl, cycloalkyl-alkyl, heterocyclic, heteroaryl-alkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, —C(O)-alkyl, —C(O)O-alkyl moiety is optionally substituted; and
X is O, NR5, alkyl, or S;
Y is O or NR5; and
wherein each R5 is independently selected from the group consisting of H, alkyl, cycloalkyl, arylalkyl, cycloalkyl-alkyl, heterocyclic, heteroaryl-alkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, —C(O)— alkyl, or —C(O)O-alkyl, wherein said alkyl, cycloalkyl, arylalkyl, cycloalkyl-alkyl, heterocyclic, heteroaryl-alkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, —C(O)-alkyl, or —C(O)O-alkyl moiety is optionally substituted.

US Pat. No. 10,188,658

THERAPEUTIC USE OF DIAMINOPHENOTHIAZINES

WisTa Laboratories Ltd., ...

1. A method of treating a cognitive or CNS disorder in a patient, comprising orally administering to said patient a delayed-release formulation of a dosage unit containinga 3,7-diaminophenothiazine (DAPTZ) compound in stable crystalline reduced form as active ingredient, selected from compounds of the following formula and pharmaceutically acceptable salts, solvates, and hydrates thereof:
wherein:each of R1 and R9 is independently selected from: —H;
each of R3NA and R3NB is independently selected from: —H, C2-4alkenyl, and halogenated C1-4alkyl;
each of R7NA and R7NB is independently selected from: —H, C2-4alkenyl, and halogenated C1-4alkyl;
each of HX1 and HX2 is independently a protic acid, wherein X1 is an element or compound forming the conjugate base of the protic acid HX1, and X2 is an element or compound forming the conjugate base of the protic acid HX2; and
wherein if any of HX1 and HX2 are hydrohalic acids, then each are independently selected from HCl or HBr,wherein the delayed-release formulation releases less than 50% of the compound in 6 hours.

US Pat. No. 10,188,562

DISPOSABLE DIAPER AND A METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A DISPOSABLE DIAPER

UNICHARM CORPORATION, Eh...

1. A disposable diaper, comprising:a front waistline region, a rear waistline region, a crotch region positioned between the front waistline region and the rear waistline region;
a product longitudinal direction from the front waistline region towards the rear waistline region, and a product widthwise direction perpendicular to the product longitudinal direction;
a skin-surface side sheet adapted to face toward a body of a wearer when the diaper is worn;
a non-skin surface side sheet adapted to face away from the body of the wearer when the diaper is worn;
an absorber arranged between the skin-surface side sheet and the non-skin surface side sheet, running across the crotch region in the product longitudinal direction, and extending from the crotch region to at least either one of the front waistline region and rear waistline region;
a waistline retaining unit disposed in the front and rear waistline regions and adapted to hold the disposable diaper onto the body of the wearer;
leg stretching units arranged along leg hole openings provided on an outer side of the absorber in the product widthwise direction, said leg stretching unit being configured to expand and contract along the product longitudinal direction; and
diaper ends defining an outer circumference of the disposable diaper,
wherein
the leg stretching units are arranged between the skin-surface side sheet and the non-skin surface side sheet,
in a plan view of the disposable diaper, the leg stretching units are arranged on an inner side of the diaper ends in the product longitudinal direction or on the inner side of the diaper ends in the product widthwise direction,
the leg stretching units have ends opposing each other in the product longitudinal direction,
a part of the waistline retaining unit is arranged in at least one of
a first region on an outer side in the product longitudinal direction from the ends of the leg stretching units, or
a second region on an outer side in the product widthwise direction from the ends of the leg stretching units,
a joint region where the skin-surface side sheet and the non-skin surface side sheet are joined is provided along the diaper ends in at least one of the first region or the second region,
a first adhesive is applied at an interval, on the skin-surface side sheet of the first region and the second region, based on a first application pattern, and
a second adhesive is applied at an interval, on the non-skin surface side sheet of the first region and the second region, based on a second application pattern different from the first application pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,188,555

SHEAR RESISTANT WOUND DRESSING FOR USE IN VACUUM WOUND THERAPY

1. A negative pressure wound therapy dressing comprising:a backing layer comprising a flexible polymeric membrane, the backing layer including a lower wound facing side, an upper side opposite the lower wound facing side, and an aperture extending through the backing layer;
a porous layer disposed below the lower wound facing side of the backing layer;
an absorbent filler, wherein the absorbent filler is configured to be in fluid communication with the porous layer and configured to collect exudate removed from a wound; and
a vacuum port configured to be fluidically connected, via a tube, to a negative pressure source, wherein the vacuum port comprises:
a flange having an underside and a top side, wherein the underside of the flange has an opening positioned over the aperture in the backing layer and the underside of the flange is positioned on the upper side of the backing layer; and
a connector extending above the flange, the connector configured to be connected to the tube;
a screen positioned across the opening on the underside of the flange configured to prevent migration of particles into the vacuum port, wherein the screen comprises openings having a size configured to prevent migration of particles into the vacuum port, the size of the openings being large enough for liquid wound exudate to pass through the screen.

US Pat. No. 10,188,492

NAPKIN BAND WITH DENTAL FLOSS

1. A napkin band, the napkin band comprising:a generally rectangular portion;
a sealed pocket located generally along the length of the rectangular portion;
a length of dental floss located inside the sealed pocket; and
wherein the sealed pocket is formed from a portion of the generally rectangular portion folded back upon the rectangular portion, and where the sealed pocket is sealed along its length and ends by an adhesive.

US Pat. No. 10,188,447

ELECTROSURGICAL SYSTEM

GYRUS MEDICAL LIMITED, C...

1. An electrosurgical system comprising:an electrosurgical generator;
a source of ionisable gas;
a controller; and
an electrosurgical instrument, the electrosurgical generator including a source of RF energy, the system also including a first connector and the electrosurgical instrument including a second connector,
the first connector being configured to connect with the second connector,
the first connector comprising a first set of at least three connector components,
the second connector comprising a second set of at least three connector components,
each of the three connector components of the first set being configured to connect to and disconnect from a respective one of the at least three connector components of the second set,
a connection between the first connector component of the first set and the first connector component of the second set is configured to allow the electrosurgical generator to deliver an RF energy output from the source of RF energy to the electrosurgical instrument,
a connection between the second connector component of the first set and the second connector component of the second set is configured to allow the source of ionisable gas to deliver a supply of ionisable gas to the electrosurgical instrument,
a connection between the third connector component of the first set and the third connector component of the second set is configured to allow the controller to identify the electrosurgical instrument, and
the third connector component of the first set being configured to connect to the third connector component of the second set only after the first connector component of the first set is connected to the first connector component of the second set and the second connector component of the first set is connected to the second connector component of the second set, wherein the controller is adapted to inhibit the supply of RF energy until after the controller has successfully identified the electrosurgical instrument.

US Pat. No. 10,188,432

SNAP-ON MULTI-PLANAR AND MONO-PLANAR RECEIVER ASSEMBLIES HAVING INTEGRAL AND MULTI-PART MULTIPURPOSE POSITIONERS FOR PIVOTING AND NON-PIVOTING RETAINERS

16. A pivotal bone anchor assembly for securing an elongate rod to a bone, the bone anchor assembly comprising:a bone anchor having a capture portion and an integral anchor portion extending distally from the capture portion for fixation to the bone;
a receiver comprising a base defining a cavity having a bottom opening in communication with a bottom surface of the base and a pair of integral arms extending upwardly from the base to define a U-shaped channel configured to receive the elongate rod, the U-shaped channel being in communication with the cavity and the cavity having an internal circumferential recess above the bottom opening;
a retainer expandable within the circumferential recess and having an inner surface operable to capture the bone anchor capture portion; and
a positioner disposed within the receiver cavity and engaged with the retainer to stabilize and centralize the retainer within the receiver cavity above a lower portion of the cavity adjacent the bottom opening and entirely spaced from internal surfaces of the receiver cavity, prior to receiving the capture portion of the bone anchor,
wherein, upon insertion of the bone anchor capture portion into the receiver cavity through the bottom opening, the retainer is released from the positioner and moved to the lower portion of the cavity, thereby allowing the retainer inner surface to capture and hold the bone anchor capture portion within the receiver cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,188,352

ACNE-AFFECTED SKIN DETERMINATION METHOD AND ACNE-AFFECTED SKIN DETERMINATION DEVICE

FUJIFILM Corporation, Mi...

1. An acne-affected skin determination method comprising:setting an upper region and a lower region so as to vertically divide the face of a subject into two regions,
acquiring amount of moisture of a plurality of measurement sites in the lower region;
acquiring amount of moisture of a plurality of measurement sites in the upper region;
calculating an average value of the amounts of moisture of the plurality of measurement sites in one of the upper region or the lower region as a target moisture value, setting a region including the other of the upper region and the lower region as a reference region and calculating an average value of the amounts of moisture of the plurality of measurement sites;
obtaining a difference in moisture of the target moisture value with respect to the reference moisture value; and
determining the ease of generation of acne in the face of the subject based on the difference in moisture obtained.

US Pat. No. 10,188,341

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DETECTING SPEECH PATTERNS AND ERRORS WHEN PRACTICING FLUENCY SHAPING TECHNIQUES

Novotalk, Ltd., Tel-Aviv...

1. A method for detecting errors when practicing fluency shaping exercises, comprising:receiving a set of initial energy levels;
setting each threshold of a set of thresholds to a respective predetermined initial value;
receiving a voice production of a user practicing a fluency shaping exercise;
analyzing the received voice production to compute a set of energy levels composing the voice production;
detecting at least one speech-related error based on the computed set of energy levels, the set of initial energy levels, and the set of a thresholds, wherein the detection of the at least one speech-related error is with respect to the fluency shaping exercise being practiced by the user; wherein the set of initial energy levels includes at least one of: a normal speech energy level, a silence energy level, and a calibration energy level,
upon detection of the at least one speech-related error, generating visual feedback indicating the at least one detected speech-related error with respect to the received voice production, and
performing an audio calibration process for a computing device of the user to set the normal speech energy level, the silence energy level, and the calibration energy level, wherein the voice production is captured on the computing device of the user,
wherein processing the received voice production further comprises: sampling the received voice production to create voice samples; buffering the voice samples to create voice chunks; converting the voice chunks from a time domain to a frequency domain; extracting spectrum features from each of the frequency domain voice chunks, wherein the spectrum features include at least dominant frequencies, wherein each dominant frequency corresponds to a voice chunk; computing, for each voice chunk, the energy level of the corresponding dominant frequency; and determining, for each voice chunk, an energy level of the voice chunk based on the energy level of the corresponding dominant frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,188,323

SYSTEMS, APPARATUS, AND METHODS FOR USING EYEWEAR, OR OTHER WEARABLE ITEM, TO CONFIRM THE IDENTITY OF AN INDIVIDUAL

Vision Service Plan, Ran...

1. A method of providing a particular individual with access to a computer system or computer program, the method comprising:a. receiving at least one wireless signal from a pair of computerized eyewear, the at least one wireless signal comprising a unique identifier associated with the particular individual;
b. at least partially in response to receiving the at least one wireless signal, comparing the unique identifier with a stored identifier for the particular individual; and
c. at least partially in response to determining that the unique identifier at least partially matches the stored identifier, providing the particular individual with access to the computer system or computer program.

US Pat. No. 10,188,297

INTRA-OPERATIVE MOLECULAR IMAGING

Case Western Reserve Univ...

1. A system for detecting tumor margins, comprising:a topical protease-specific, near infrared fluorescence (NIRF) imaging probe that is activatable by enzymatic activation to produce a visually differentiated signal upon topical application to a targeted cancer cell that secretes an enzyme that activates the protease-specific, NIRF imaging probe, wherein the protease-specific, NIRF imaging probe is activated by binding to the enzyme secreted by the cancer cell;
means for topically administering the protease-specific, NIRF imaging probe to the cancer cell; and
an imaging device to detect activation of the protease-specific, NIRF imaging probe administered to the cancer cell to detect tumor margins.

US Pat. No. 10,188,277

OTOSCOPE AND OTOSCOPIC METHOD BASED ON SPECTRAL ANALYSIS

Helen of Troy Limited, B...

1. A method of automatically identifying or locating an eardrum in a subject's outer ear, by means of an otoscope device, comprising the steps:providing an otoscope including:
a head portion configured to be introduced in an ear canal of the subject's outer ear, the head portion including an electronic imaging unit operable to capture at least one image of the subject's outer ear including the eardrum;
an electronic and/or optic processing unit operable to determine spectral information; and
at least one source of radiation connected to and controlled by the electronic and/or optic processing unit, the at least one source of radiation configured for emitting blue light and/or UV radiation;
introducing the head portion including the electronic imaging unit into the ear canal of the subject's outer ear;
introducing the at least one source of radiation into the ear canal and radiating the ear canal by means of the at least one source of radiation;
capturing at least one image of the subject's outer ear including the eardrum, by means of the electronic imaging unit, based on reflected radiation of radiation emitted by the at least one source of radiation;
determining and analyzing spatially resolved spectral information by means of the electronic and/or optic processing unit; and
automatically identifying or locating the eardrum by means of the electronic and/or optic processing unit in the at least one image by distinguishing the eardrum from surrounding tissue based on a specific amount of blue components and/or UV components within the at least one image of the subject's outer ear.

US Pat. No. 10,188,244

DISPENSER AND METHOD OF REPLENISHING A DISPENSER

1. A dispenser for dispensing a sheet of web material from a stack of folded web material, the dispenser comprising:a web material storage section arranged to hold and support the stack of folded web material, in a generally vertical direction during dispensing of the web material;
the web material storage section comprising
an upper end portion from which the web material is arranged to be lead for dispensing thereof,
a lower end portion, opposite to the upper end portion and being arranged to support the stack of folded web material in said generally vertical direction, at least when the dispenser is in said dispensing position,
said upper end portion and lower end portion being arranged in a fixed spatial relationship;
wherein:
the lower end portion of the web material storage section comprises
a loading opening and
a supporting arrangement, arranged to be movable between
a support position wherein the supporting arrangement extends at least partially over said loading opening enabling said support of the stack of folded web material, and
an insert position, wherein the supporting arrangement is at least partially removed from the loading opening;
wherein said supporting arrangement is arranged to be movable from said support position to said insert position by pushing a stack to be introduced in the loading opening towards the supporting arrangement in a direction towards the upper end portion of the web material storage section.

US Pat. No. 10,188,191

LIP EXFOLIATING DEVICE

1. A lip exfoliator comprising:an exfoliant comprising an active surface, wherein the active surface is composed of an insoluble dry abrasive material comprising a binding agent that holds in place exfoliating particles;
a bottom section comprising an attachment surface;
a binding mechanism configured to attach the exfoliant to the bottom section, wherein the binding mechanism comprises a solid body that at least partially covers the exfoliant; and
a cap configured to attach to the solid body, wherein the cap covers the active surface when attached to the solid body, and
wherein the attachment surface is adapted to attach to an end of a lip balm by an adhesive.

US Pat. No. 10,188,094

BREATH-POWERED VAPOR DISTRIBUTION DEVICE

Wyndscent, LLC, Belmont,...

1. A scent material distribution device that uses a person's exhaled breath as an airflow that distributes the scent material from the device; the device comprising:a body having an inlet and an outlet;
the body defining an airflow channel extending from the inlet to the outlet;
a power source;
a liquid scent material supply;
an electric burner that is selectively powered by the power source to rapidly vaporize a liquid scent material from the liquid scent material supply;
the electric burner being in fluid communication with the airflow channel at a first location such that vapor created by the burner can be distributed from the outlet;
a one-way valve;
the one-way valve being disposed along the airflow channel between the inlet and the first location; the one-way valve preventing vaporized scent material from the electric burner from being inhaled by the user through the inlet; the one-way valve allowing exhaled breath to flow from the inlet to the outlet; and
the first location being disposed along the airflow channel intermediate the one-way valve and the outlet such that exhaled breath passes through the one-way valve to move the vaporized scent material along the airflow channel to the outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,188,086

INSECT PRODUCTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

1. A method to separate crickets from a cricket and gas mixture, the method includes:(a) providing:
a separator having an input and an output, the input is configured to accept a cricket and gas mixture, the separator is configured to separate crickets from the cricket and gas mixture and output a cricket-depleted gas stream via said output, the cricket-depleted gas stream has a reduced amount of crickets relative to the cricket and gas mixture; and
(b) separating crickets from the cricket and gas mixture to form a cricket-depleted gas stream that has a reduced amount of crickets relative to the cricket and gas mixture.

US Pat. No. 10,188,084

INSECT PRODUCTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

1. A insect breeding system comprising:a roller positioned along a conveyor path;
a breeding material positioned on the roller;
a water source positioned on the conveyor path to apply water to the breeding material;
a motor coupled to the roller to drive the roller and rotate the roller and move the breeding material along the conveyor path and past the water source; and
a sensor configured to analyze at least a portion of the breeding material;
wherein:
the sensor is selected from the group consisting of an optical sensor, a digital camera, a motion sensor, an active infrared sensor, a passive infrared sensor, a microwave motion sensor, a continuous wave radar motion sensor, a vibration motion sensor, an infrared (IR) sensor, an ultrasonic sensor, a proximity sensor, a touch sensor, a mass sensor, a laser sensor, and combinations thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,188,042

ROUND BALER WITH BALE WRAPPER

1. A round baler with a bale wrapper wherein the bale wrapper comprises:a bale wrapping unit which rotates about a vertical axis of rotation and has rotation arms which extend parallel to the axis of rotation and which support reels of wrapping material guided inside an action region of the bale wrapping unit extending transversely and longitudinally relative to the axis of rotation, wherein a delimiting rod linkage is arranged on the round baler or on the bale wrapper and extends at the back of the round baler and is capable of pivoting from an upper position located above the bale wrapping unit into a lower position located around the rear and sides of the bale wrapping unit, the delimiting rod linkage being narrower in the transverse direction of the round baler when in the upper position.

US Pat. No. 10,188,033

SUSPENSION SYSTEM FOR LAWNMOWER

Bad Boy, Inc., Batesvill...

1. A riding mower having a frame with a mower deck supported beneath the frame and a chair supported by the frame and a source of motive power also supported by the frame, the riding mower further comprising:a pair of forward wheels spaced apart from a pair of rear driven wheels, all of the wheels connected to support the frame; and
two integrated hydraulic transaxles mounted to the frame, wherein each integrated hydraulic transaxle is configured to selectively rotate a respective rear driven wheel of the pair of rear driven wheels and is pivotally secured to the frame so that the integrated hydraulic transaxle is configured to pivot in conjunction with the respective rear driven wheel about a respective pivot axis.
US Pat. No. 10,189,940

PROCESS FOR PROVIDING POLYMERS COMPRISING HEXAGONAL BORON NITRIDE

PepsiCo, Inc., Purchase,...

1. A method of preparing a polymer composition, the method comprisinga) providing a reactant mixture comprising a first monomeric or oligomeric reactant and exfoliated hexagonal boron nitride; and
b) polymerizing the first monomeric or oligomeric reactant in the reactant mixture to form the polymer composition that includes dispersed platelets of exfoliated hexagonal boron nitride;
wherein the polymer is selected from the group consisting of polyesters, polyamides, polyimides, polyurethanes, polycarbonates, and mixtures and copolymers thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,188,676

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY SOLUTION

Hypo-Stream Limited, Mel...

1. A method for treating an inflammatory response in burns in a mammal comprising administering an effective amount of a dilute stabilized hypochlorite solution to said mammal in need thereof, wherein the dilute hypochlorite solution consists of:(i) water; sodium hypochlorite in a concentration range of 0.05-0.1 wt %; and sodium chloride in a concentration range of 0.5-1.5 wt %; or,
(ii) water; sodium hypochlorite in a concentration range of 0.05-0.1 wt %; sodium chloride in a concentration range of 0.5-1.5 wt %; and an indicator.
US Pat. No. 10,188,689

METHOD AND COMPOSITION FOR TREATING BREAST CANCER

STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY, ...

1. A method of treating breast cancer, the method comprising administering to a subject in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a plant extract from leaves of Dodonaea viscosa or a composition containing the extract.
US Pat. No. 10,192,024

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATION AND USE OF OPTIMAL NUCLEOTIDE FLOW ORDERS

454 Life Sciences Corpora...

1. A method for sequencing a nucleic acid template using a flow order that minimizes the accumulation of phasic synchrony error in sequence data, comprising the steps of:(a) introducing a numerically generated sequential ordering of nucleotide species comprising a k-base length into a sequencing by synthesis reaction environment, wherein the numerically generated sequential ordering of nucleotide species comprises a predetermined series of flows of nucleotide species that is generated by
(i) simulating expected flowgram signals that would be generated using a sequencing by synthesis method to acquire sequence data from one or more known reference sequences, wherein the sequence data comprises an accumulation of phasic synchrony error from the one or more known reference sequences and
(ii) selecting the series of flows of nucleotide species that demonstrates a high read length characteristic and a low extension rate characteristic for the one or more known reference sequences, wherein the high read length characteristic is greater than about 400 bp and the low extension rate characteristic is less than or equal to 0.55 bp/flow;
(b) acquiring signals from the sequencing by synthesis reaction environment in response to incorporation of the nucleotide species in an extension reaction of one or more populations of substantially identical nucleic acid template molecules, wherein the signals comprise a measure of error from a subset of nucleic acid template molecules from one or more of the populations fall behind a phase of extension; and
(c) cyclically repeating the introduction of the numerically generated sequential ordering of nucleotide species and acquisition of signals for a number of iterations, wherein the subset of nucleic acid molecules re-synchronize with the phase of extension that reduces the measure of error due to the high read length characteristic and the low extension rate characteristic of the sequential ordering.
US Pat. No. 10,188,700

USE OF HAPTOGLOBIN SUBUNIT FOR PROMOTING ANGIOGENESIS

TAIPEI MEDICAL UNIVERSITY...

1. A method for promotion of angiogenesis, comprising:administering a modified haptoglobin subunit to a subject in need thereof, the modified haptoglobin subunit comprising an amino acid sequence selected from one of SEQ ID NOs: 1-3.
US Pat. No. 10,190,011

INK JET RECORDING METHOD, INK JET INK COMPOSITION, AND INK SET

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. An ink jet recording method comprising:forming a first image layer by ejecting a first ink composition that contains resin particles, an organic solvent, and water on a recording medium by an ink jet method;
first drying in which 80% by mass or more of water contained in the first ink composition of the first image layer is evaporated; and
forming a second image layer by ejecting a second ink composition that contains water, and an organic solvent by which the resin particles contained in the first ink composition dissolve or swell on the first image layer subjected to the first drying by the ink jet method,
wherein the content of an organic solvent having a normal boiling point of higher than 250° C. in the first ink composition and the second ink composition is 2% by mass or less, respectively.
US Pat. No. 10,189,012

PREPARATION OF CATALYST

SHELL OIL COMPANY, Houst...

1. A process for hydrocracking a hydrocarbonaceous feedstock, which process comprises: contacting a gaseous feedstock at a reaction temperature in the range of 250 to 500° C. and a total pressure at the reactor inlet in the range of from 3×106 to 3×107 Pa in the presence of hydrogen with a hydroconversion catalyst in which the gaseous feedstock contains less than 150 parts per million by weight of ammonia;wherein said hydroconversion catalyst is made by the method comprising;
(a) preparing an aqueous mixture containing aluminum sulfate and having a pH in the range of from 1.0 to 6.5;
(b) adding alkali metal aluminate to the mixture obtained in step (a) to increase the pH of the mixture to within the range of from 7.1 to 12;
(c) adding aluminum sulfate to the mixture obtained in step (b) to lower the pH of the mixture to within the range of from 1.5 to 6.5;
(d) adding alkali metal silicate to the mixture obtained in step (c) to increase the pH of the mixture to within the range of from 6.5 to 11;
(e) adding aluminium sulfate to the mixture obtained in step (d) to lower the pH of the mixture to within the range of from 1.5 to 7.0; and
(f) adding alkali metal aluminate to the mixture obtained in step (e) to increase the pH of the mixture to within the range of from 7.5 to 12,
wherein the final steps of the preparation process are;
(v) adding aluminum sulfate to the mixture obtained in a process comprising steps (a)-(d) to lower the pH of the mixture to within the range of from 2 to 8;
(w) adding alkali metal silicate to the mixture obtained in step (v) to increase the pH of the mixture,
(x) adding to the mixture obtained in step (w) (i) alkali metal aluminate to change the pH of the mixture to of from 7.8 to 12 and (ii) aluminum sulfate to change the pH of the mixture to within the range of from 1.5 to 7.7, wherein step (i) can precede or succeed step (ii),
(y) treating the mixture obtained in step (x) with an alkali metal hydroxide solution having a pH of from 7.5 to 12,
(z) recovering a precipitate solid from the mixture obtained in step (y) to provide a recovered precipitate;
(zz) washing with water the recovered precipitate and drying the recovered and washed precipitate by flash drying, belt drying or spray drying to obtain a dried silica-alumina composition containing of from 30 to 70% wt silica and of from 70 to 30% wt of alumina, and having a surface area of from 320 m2/g to 450 m2/g, and
subsequently shaping the dried silica-alumina composition to provide a shaped silica-alumina composition and compositing the shaped silica-alumina composition with one or more metals or metal compounds which metals have been selected from the group consisting of Group VIB and Group VIII metals to obtain a hydrocarbon conversion catalyst.
US Pat. No. 10,189,016

NANO-TO-NANO FE/PPM PD CATALYSIS OF CROSS-COUPLING REACTIONS IN WATER

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. An aqueous micellar composition in a reaction solvent for enabling cross-coupling reactions containing organometallic nanoparticles (NPs) as catalyst, comprising:a) an element selected from the group consisting of Fe, C, H, O, Mg, and a halide, or the entire combination thereof; and
b) palladium (Pd), or at least one other metal selected from the group consisting of Pt, Au, Ni, Co, Cu and Mn, or a mixture thereof; wherein the catalyst (NPs) is prepared from a reduction of an iron salt or an iron complex in a solvent and in the presence of a ligand using a reducing agent.
US Pat. No. 10,188,065

PLANTS AND SEEDS OF HYBRID CORN VARIETY CH316064

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A seed of hybrid corn variety CH316064, produced by crossing a first plant of variety CV833038 with a second plant of variety CV950930, wherein representative seeds of said varieties CV833038 and CV950930 are deposited under ATCC Accession Nos. PTA-124484 and PTA-121094, respectively.
US Pat. No. 10,188,071

SOYBEAN CULTIVAR CL1460258

Syngenta Participations A...

1. A plant, a plant part, or a seed of soybean variety CL1460258, wherein a representative sample of seed of said soybean variety CL1460258 has been deposited under ATCC Accession Number PTA-123842.
US Pat. No. 10,188,073

SOYBEAN VARIETY 5PEGE77

PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATI...

1. A plant or a seed of soybean variety 5PEGE77, representative seed of the variety having been deposited under ATCC Accession Number PTA-125526.
US Pat. No. 10,188,598

STERILIZED CHLORHEXIDINE ARTICLE AND METHOD OF STERILIZING A CHLORHEXIDINE ARTICLE

Sage Products, LLC, Cary...

1. A sterilized chlorhexidine product for topical disinfection, said sterilized chlorhexidine product comprising:a package defining an interior volume;
a sterilized chlorhexidine article comprising,
a sterilized applicator for facilitating application; and
a sterilized antiseptic composition impregnated in said sterilized applicator, said sterilized antiseptic composition comprising,
sterilized water in an amount of at least 50 wt. % based on a total weight of said sterilized antiseptic composition, and
sterilized chlorhexidine gluconate dissolved in said sterilized water in an amount of from 1.5 to 5.0 wt. % based on the total weight of said sterilized antiseptic composition;
wherein said sterilized applicator and said sterilized antiseptic composition are disposed in said interior volume of said package, and wherein said sterilized chlorhexidine article has a sterility assurance level of from 10?3 to 10?9.
US Pat. No. 10,190,138

METHODS USING SHORT CHAIN PERACIDS TO REPLACE ANTIBIOTICS FOR CONTROLLING FERMENTATION PROCESS INFECTION

ECOLAB USA INC., Saint P...

1. A method for replacing antibiotics in fermentation processes comprising:replacing an antibiotic used in a fermentation process to reduce and/or eliminate Lactobacillus and/or Acetobacter species with a peracid composition for application to a fermentation system; and
introducing the peracid composition to a mash source, wherein the peracid composition comprises from about 0.0005 wt-% to about 5 wt-% peroxyformic acid, from about 1 wt-% to about 10 wt-% formic acid, from about 5 wt-% to about 97 wt-% water, from about 0 wt-% to about 20 wt-% anionic surfactant, from about 0 wt-% to about 10 wt-% oxidizing agent; about 0 wt-% to about 35 wt-% inorganic acid, and from about 0 wt-% to about 5 wt-% sequestrant, and wherein the peracid composition does not interfere with yeast fermentation in a fermentation process.
US Pat. No. 10,190,145

EXPRESSION OF BIOLOGICALLY ACTIVE PROTEINS IN A BACTERIAL CELL-FREE SYNTHESIS SYSTEM USING BACTERIAL CELLS TRANSFORMED TO EXHIBIT ELEVATED LEVELS OF CHAPERONE EXPRESSION

Sutro Biopharma, Inc., S...

1. A bacterial cell free synthesis system for expressing biologically active proteins comprising:i) a cell free S30 extract of E. coli bacteria having an active oxidative phosphorylation system, containing biologically functioning tRNA, amino acids and ribosomes necessary for cell free protein synthesis and where the bacteria were transformed with genes encoding a disulfide isomerase and a prolyl isomerase wherein the two isomerases are expressed in the bacteria at a total concentration of at least 1 g/liter of extract; and
ii) a nucleic acid encoding a protein of interest, wherein the protein of interest comprises a disulfide bond and a proline residue,
and where a concentration of the protein of interest is increased compared to the sum of the concentration expressed by bacteria separately transformed with individual genes encoding the disulfide isomerase and the prolyl isomerase, and the incubation conditions are otherwise the same.
US Pat. No. 10,189,900

METHOD FOR SCREENING FOR AUTOPHAGY ACTIVATOR OR INHIBITOR

KOREA FOOD RESEARCH INSTI...

1. An isolated antibody that specifically binds to phosphorylated Beclin 1, said antibody binds to the epitope of the amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:1, wherein the fifth amino acid residue serine is phosphorylated.
US Pat. No. 10,188,621

CRYSTALLINE POLYMORPHIC FORMS OF MONOSODIUM N-[-8-(2-HYDROXYBENZOYL)AMINO]CAPRYLATE

EMISPHERE TECHNOLOGIES, I...

1. A method for preparing a pharmaceutical composition comprising a monosodium N-[8-(2-hydroxybenzoyl)amino]caprylate exhibiting an X-ray powder diffraction pattern having a peak at 2.98±0.2° 2? and at least one active agent, wherein the active agent is a peptide, the method comprising(i) wet granulating monosodium N-[8-(2-hydroxybenzoyl)amino]caprylate, in the presence of the at least one active agent and one or more pharmaceutically acceptable excipients, to yield a first mixture comprising a trihydrate of monosodium N-[8-(2-hydroxybenzoyl)amino]caprylate,
(ii) drying the first mixture comprising the trihydrate of monosodium N-[8-(2-hydroxybenzoyl)amino]caprylate to obtain a second mixture comprising monosodium N-[8-(2-hydroxybenzoyl)amino]caprylate exhibiting an X-ray powder diffraction pattern having a peak at 2.98±0.2° 2? , and
(iii) directly compressing the second mixture to form the pharmaceutical composition.
US Pat. No. 10,188,110

ANTIMICROBIAL HYDROCHLORIC ACID CATHETER LOCK SOLUTION AND METHOD OF USE

Teleflex Medical Incorpor...

1. A method of inhibiting microbial contamination in a catheter, the method comprising the step of:infusing a lumen of the catheter with a hydrochloric acid solution having a concentration of 0.3 Molar to 1.0 Molar, wherein the hydrochloric acid solution further includes silver sulfadiazine.
US Pat. No. 10,191,186

OPTICAL BONDING THROUGH THE USE OF LOW-SOFTENING POINT OPTICAL GLASS FOR IR OPTICAL APPLICATIONS AND PRODUCTS FORMED

SCHOTT CORPORATION, Elms...

1. An infrared optical combination of two optical elements having infrared transmission bonded together by a bonding glass that has infrared transmission, wherein the bonding glass comprises As and S, wherein S>70 mol % and 0 mol %
US Pat. No. 10,189,907

POLYNUCLEOTIDES ENCODING ANTI-KIT ANTIBODIES

Celldex Therapeutics, Inc...

1. An polynucleotide comprising nucleotide sequences encoding a VH chain region, a VL chain region, or both a VL chain region and a VH chain region, of an antibody or an antigen-binding fragment thereof, which immunospecifically binds to human KIT (SEQ ID NO: 15) and comprises:(i) a variable light (“VL”) chain region comprising a VL CDR1, VL CDR2, and VL CDR3 comprising the amino acid sequences of SEQ ID NO: 20, SEQ ID NO: 21, and SEQ ID NO: 22, respectively; and
(ii) a variable heavy (“VH”) chain region comprising a VH CDR1, VH CDR2, and VH CDR3 comprising the amino acid sequences of SEQ ID NO: 23, SEQ ID NO: 24, and SEQ ID NO: 25, respectively.
US Pat. No. 10,188,124

TEA DRY MATTER COMPOSITIONAL BEVERAGE

Conopco, Inc., Englewood...

1. A tea beverage composition comprising, calculated by weight of dry matter:0.3-10% of dry tea components;
30% to 65% saccharide selected from sucrose, glucose, fructose and combinations thereof
2-35% oil;
0.5-20% gelatinized starch; and
0.1-10% plant protein selected from leguminous protein, cereal protein and combinations thereof;
wherein the tea beverage composition contains less than 10% by weight of dry matter of particles of plant material comprising the plant protein wherein said particles having a diameter of more than 10 ?m and wherein the gelatinized starch and the plant protein are contained in the tea beverage composition in a weight ratio of 4:3 to 10:1;
wherein the tea beverage composition has a viscosity at 35° C. and 50 s?1 of 1-50mPa·s.
US Pat. No. 10,188,637

GRANULATE FORMULATION OF 5-METHYL-1-PHENYL-2-(1H)-PYRIDONE AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

HOFFMANN-LA ROCHE INC., ...

1. A granulate formulation of 5-methyl-1-phenyl-2-(1H)-pyridone, comprising:granules comprising 5-methyl-1-phenyl-2-(1H)-pyridone and a glidant; and
one or more extragranular excipients comprising an extragranular glidant.

US Pat. No. 10,194,549

ACCESSORY APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR SUPPORTING HIERARCHICAL CONNECTION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a terminal connection interface connecting to a terminal;
a plurality of resistances electrically connected to an identifier switch;
an identifier switch selectively connecting one of the plurality of resistances with the terminal connection interface;
at least one connection interface connecting to the at least one external device; and
at least one processor configured to:
identify a resistance value corresponding to the at least one external device connected to the at least one connection interface,
select a resistance among the plurality of resistances, the selected resistance being matched to the identified resistance value, and
control the identifier switch to connect the selected resistance with the terminal connection interface such that the terminal determines that the at least one external device is connected to the at least one connection interface.

US Pat. No. 10,194,521

HEAT DISSIPATION APPARATUS AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A heat dissipation apparatus for an electronic device, comprising:a battery area accommodating a battery;
a heat generation body including:
heat generating components mounted on a PCB, and
a shield can, the PCB and the mounted heat generated components are embedded in the shield can;
an internal support structure disposed adjacent to the heat generation body, the internal support structure includes a cut-out that forms the battery area; and
a coil FPCB attached between the internal support structure and the shield can,
wherein the internal support structure includes an air volume space configured to block conduction of heat produced by the heat generation body that causes thermal radiation and convection.

US Pat. No. 10,194,511

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FACILITATING LIGHTING DEVICE HEALTH MANAGEMENT

EchoStar Technologies L.L...

1. A system to facilitate electric lighting device management, the system comprising:a light monitor adapted to be disposed in an electric light assembly, the electric light assembly comprising an electric light source and a receptacle adapted to receive the electric light source, and the light monitor configured to:
monitor one or more conditions of at least a portion of the electric light assembly;
based at least in part on the monitoring, store a plurality of data recordings corresponding to operations of the electric light assembly over a period of time;
create reporting data based at least in part on the stored plurality of data recordings; and
wirelessly transmit a communication toward a system controller that is remote from the electric light assembly, the communication comprising the reporting data;
wherein the light monitor corresponds to the electric light source or a receptacle adapted to receive the electric light source.

US Pat. No. 10,194,483

METHOD FOR RELEASING A SIDELINK RADIO BEARER FOR D2D COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND DEVICE THEREFOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for a User Equipment (UE) operating in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:determining, by the UE, whether to release a sidelink radio bearer for a Radio Link Control (RLC) entity and a Packet Data Convergence Protocol (PDCP) entity of a peer UE, after the UE transmits data to the peer UE over the sidelink radio bearer;
generating, by the UE, a release request for the sidelink radio bearer identified by a target identifier (ID), a source ID, and a logical channel ID (LCID); and
transmitting, to the peer UE, the release request for the sidelink radio bearer with the target ID, the source ID, and the LCID associated with the sidelink radio bearer to be released.

US Pat. No. 10,194,478

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING WIRELESS DOCKING SERVICE

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for performing a docking service using Wi-Fi, the method performed by a wireless dockee (WD) comprising:transmitting a probe request frame for discovering the docking service to a wireless docking center (WDC), the probe request including a docking information element (IE) 1, the docking IE 1 including at least one of:
a device Identifier parameter for identifying a device; and
a docking information request parameter indicating related to a docking service discovery;
receiving a probe response frame including a docking IE 2 from the WDC, the docking IE 2 including at least one of:
a device name parameter indicating a name of a device;
a wireless docking environment (WDN) parameter indicating information related to WDN that can be provided by the WDC; and
a WDN default parameter indicating information related to one or more peripherals within each WDN; and
determining a WDC for performing a docking connection based on the received docking IE 2; and
performing an Internet protocol (IP)-based docking connection with the determined WDC.

US Pat. No. 10,194,477

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING A DEVICE USING BLUETOOTH TECHNOLOGY

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a control device to control at least one of a connection or a pairing between a first device and a second device using a short-range wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting by the control device to the first device, a first read request message requesting an attribute value of a characteristic including a first list information indicating services in which the first device operates as a client role;
receiving, by the control device, a first read response message including the first list information;
transmitting, by the control device to the second device, a second read request message requesting an attribute value of a characteristic including a second list information indicating services in which the second device operates as a server role;
receiving, by the control device, a second read response message including the second list information; and
controlling, by the control device the at least one of the connection or the pairing between the first device and the second device based on the first list information and the second list information,
wherein the first list information includes primary service information and secondary service information in which the first device operates as the client role,
wherein the second list information includes primary service information and secondary service information in which the second device operates as the server role, and
wherein the secondary service information represents a service included in the primary service information to provide a primary service.

US Pat. No. 10,194,466

SHARING CHANNEL ACCESS ACROSS MULTIPLE RADIO ACCESS NETWORKS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:determining, by a transmitter of a plurality of transmitters, a current permutation of a plurality of permutations,
wherein a permutation defines an allocation sequence that assigns each of the plurality of transmitters to a separate assigned clear channel assessment (CCA) transmission slot opportunity of a plurality of CCA transmission slot opportunities within a transmission slot of a transmission frame, and
wherein the plurality of CCA transmission slot opportunities are shared by two or more radio access networks (RANs) on a same frequency;
selecting, by the transmitter, the transmitter's assigned CCA transmission slot opportunity of the plurality of CCA transmission slot opportunities in the current permutation according to an index associated with the transmitter; and
initiating, by the transmitter, transmissions on the transmission slot that includes the plurality of CCA transmission slot opportunities, wherein initiating transmissions includes:
performing a CCA on the transmitter's assigned CCA transmission slot opportunity, wherein the same frequency is a shared frequency; and
transmitting a channel usage beacon signal (CUBS) immediately within at least a next CCA transmission slot opportunity in response to the CCA being detected by the transmitter as clear, thereby transmitting the CUBS on the shared frequency during all CCA transmission slot opportunities within the transmission slot of the transmission frame that are subsequent to the transmitter's assigned CCA transmission slot opportunity.

US Pat. No. 10,194,446

TECHNIQUES AND APPARATUSES FOR CONCURRENT RESOURCE USAGE FOR WWAN AND WLAN

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:determining, by a user equipment (UE), whether to configure the UE for a first type of resource sharing or a second type of resource sharing between a first radio access technology (RAT) and a second RAT, wherein one or more UE resources are configured for use with the first RAT; and
reconfiguring, by the UE, the one or more UE resources for use with the second RAT based at least in part on determining whether to configure the UE for the first type of resource sharing or the second type of resource sharing,
wherein reconfiguring the one or more UE resources comprises reconfiguring the one or more UE resources based at least in part on a plurality of performance parameters that correspond to a plurality of combinations of carriers and multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) layers of the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,194,419

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING ADAPTIVE REPORTING IN TDD ENVIRONMENT

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method for controlling adaptive reporting by a base station in a Time Division Duplexing (TDD) environment, the method comprising:transmitting, from the base station to a user equipment a specific selection of a downlink (DL)-reference uplink (UL)-DL configuration for the user equipment via higher layer signaling;
transmitting an information element including reporting configuration information including a reporting periodicity and a reporting offset of channel status information, from the base station to the user equipment;
transmitting information on an UL-DL configuration change on a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH), from the base station to the user equipment, wherein the UL-DL configuration change results in a corresponding UL-DL configuration that is different from the DL-reference UL-DL configuration;
performing UL reception and DL transmission according to the corresponding UL-DL configuration; and
receiving the channel status information from the user equipment according to the DL-reference UL-DL configuration to which the reporting configuration information is applied.

US Pat. No. 10,194,407

TERMINAL DEVICE AND METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A terminal device comprising:circuitry configured to:
perform synchronization processing with another terminal device via wireless communication, based on one of a plurality of synchronization signals, each of the plurality of synchronization signals having a different transmission path attribute and priority;
manage a monitoring period for each of the plurality of synchronization signals in accordance with the priority corresponding to the respective synchronization signal; and
monitor a synchronization state of the one of the plurality of synchronization signals within the monitoring period corresponding to the respective synchronization signal, in order to conduct at least one of searching the one of the plurality of synchronization signals, determining establishment of the synchronization by the one of the plurality of synchronization signals, maintaining the synchronization by the one of the plurality of synchronization signals, and re-searching another synchronization signal among the plurality of synchronization signals in case of occurrence of an out-of-sync condition after establishment of the synchronization.

US Pat. No. 10,194,402

METHOD FOR MODIFYING PARAMETER VALUES FOR LONG RANGE EXTENSION AND CORRESPONDING NODE

Telefonaktiebolaget L M E...

1. A method of operation of a base station in a cellular communications network, comprising:determining whether a wireless device is to operate in a long range extension mode or a normal mode where the long range extension mode is a mode of operation in which the wireless device is configured to maintain communication with the base station of the cellular communications network over an extended coverage range as compared to a coverage range over which the wireless device is configured to maintain communication with the base station of the cellular communications network in the normal mode of operation; and
applying different values for at least one parameter selected from a group consisting of: one or more radio link monitoring parameters, one or more radio link failure detection parameters, and one or more radio link failure recovery parameters depending on whether the wireless device is to operate in the long range extension mode or the normal mode,
wherein the base station determines that the wireless device is to operate in the long range extension mode in response to a request from the cellular communications network and sends a request causing the wireless device to apply, for each parameter of the at least one parameter, a modified value for the long range extension mode that is different than that which would be applied for the normal mode of operation.

US Pat. No. 10,194,399

ADJUSTING SMALL CELL TRANSMIT POWER ACCORDING TO LOAD AND TRANSMIT POWER OF OTHER SMALL CELLS

Nanchang Coolpad Intellig...

1. A method for adjusting transmission power of a small cell, comprising:based on an instruction for switching from an off state to an on state by the small cell, determining that downlink data needs to be transmitted, wherein the off state comprises one of a first state, a second state, and a third state, wherein:
in the first state, the small cell transmits signals in a long period for a load to discover a community,
in the second state, the small cell transmits no signal and monitors transmission of surrounding loads, and
in the third state, the small cell transmits no signal, monitors no transmission of the surrounding loads, and maintains interaction capability of backhaul signaling;
based on a determination that the downlink data needs to be transmitted, acquiring transmission power of other small cells; and
adjusting transmission power for transmitting the downlink data according to a load state of the small cell and the transmission power of the other small cells.

US Pat. No. 10,194,382

AUTO-DISCOVERY OF AMENITIES

BandwidthX Inc., Carlsba...

1. A method for a mobile device comprising a first radio system and a second radio system, the method comprising using at least one hardware processor of the mobile device to:determine whether or not the mobile device is inactive; and,
when the mobile device is determined to be inactive, over a time period during which the mobile device is inactive, scouting one or more access points by
scanning an environment of the mobile device using the second radio system to identify one or more access points, and,
for each of the one or more identified access points,
attempting to connect to the access point,
when a connection to the access point cannot be established, setting a scouting status to indicate a failure to establish a connection,
when a connection to the access point is established,
attempting to connect to the Internet via the access point,
determining whether or not a captive portal is encountered while attempting to connect to the Internet via the access point,
when no captive portal is encountered and a connection to the Internet via the access point is established, setting the scouting status to indicate that no captive portal was encountered, and,
when a captive portal is encountered while attempting to connect to the Internet via the access point,
 attempting to traverse the captive portal using a set of instructions by
 searching for a set of instructions associated with an identifier of the access point,
 when the search identifies a set of instructions associated with the identifier of the access point, use the identified set of instructions to traverse the captive portal, and
 when the search does not identify a set of instructions associated with the identifier of the access point, use a default set of instructions to traverse the captive portal,
 when the captive portal cannot be traversed, setting the scouting status to indicate that the captive portal could not be traversed, and,
 when the captive portal is traversed, setting the scouting status to indicate that the captive portal was traversed, and,
recording an identifier of the access point in association with the scouting status.

US Pat. No. 10,194,305

DISCOVERY SIGNAL TRANSMISSION METHOD, USER EQUIPMENT, AND BASE STATION

Huawei Device (Dongguan) ...

1. A discovery signal transmission method, comprising:sending, by a first user equipment, a request message to a base station, wherein the request message is used to request the base station to trigger a second user equipment to send a discovery signal, and the request message comprises device information of the second user equipment or first indication information used to indicate the second user equipment;
receiving, by the first user equipment, a first message sent by the base station, wherein the first message instructs the first user equipment to detect the discovery signal on a first resource;
determining, by the first user equipment, the first resource according to the first message; and
detecting, by the first user equipment, the discovery signal on the first resource.

US Pat. No. 10,194,291

SYSTEM FOR LOCATION BASED TRIGGERS FOR MOBILE DEVICES

Dyfan, LLC, Longview, TX...

1. A system, comprising:a building including a plurality of facilities therein each including at least one broadcast short-range communications unit having a fixed location and configured to:
generate one or more broadcast messages including an address portion and a plurality of fields including at least one field with at least one value, the one or more broadcast messages including a first identifier field with the at least one value being the same for each of at least a first subset of a plurality of the broadcast short-range communications units in the building, and a second identifier field with an other value that is different for each of at least a second subset of the plurality of the broadcast short-range communications units in the building,
broadcast, via a first wireless communications protocol, the one or more broadcast messages including the address portion, the plurality of fields, and the at least one value, for intended receipt by a plurality of mobile devices in a communication range of the at least one broadcast short-range communications unit, and
re-broadcast, via the first wireless communications protocol, the one or more broadcast messages including the address portion, the plurality of fields, and the at least one value, for intended receipt by the plurality of mobile devices in the communication range of the at least one broadcast short-range communications unit;
code configured to be executed by at least one of the plurality of mobile devices, the code, when executed, configured to:
cause display, via a display of the at least one mobile device, of an option for causing visual information to be output via the at least one mobile device,
receive an indication of a user input for the option displayed via the display of the at least one mobile device,
receive an indication of a receipt, from the at least one broadcast short-range communications unit and via the first wireless communications protocol, of the one or more broadcast messages including the address portion, the plurality of fields, and the at least one value, and
cause to be sent, from the at least one mobile device and via a second wireless communications protocol and an Internet Protocol, at least one message; and
at least one server configured to:
receive, from the at least one mobile device and via the Internet protocol, the at least one message,
in response to the receipt, from the at least one mobile device and via the Internet protocol, of the at least one message: retrieve location-relevant information, and
after the location-relevant information is retrieved, cause to be sent, from the at least one server to the at least one mobile device and via the Internet protocol, a response message including the location-relevant information;
said code, when executed, further configured to:
receive, from the at least one server and via the second wireless communications protocol and the Internet Protocol, the response message including the location-relevant information, and
after the receipt, from the at least one server and via the second wireless communications protocol, of the response message including the location-relevant information: cause to be output, via the at least one mobile device, the visual information, based on the location-relevant information and whether a threshold has been met, the visual information being based on user-specific demographic or preference information;
wherein the system is configured such that the location-relevant information includes at least one image, and the system is further configured such that, after the indication of the user input is received and after the output of the visual information is caused, subsequent output of different visual information, that is brand- or product-specific, is caused as the at least one mobile device is moved among the plurality of the facilities of the building.

US Pat. No. 10,194,261

METHOD AND APPARATUS TO SUPPORT M2M CONTENT AND CONTEXT BASED SERVICES

IOT Holdings, Inc., Wilm...

1. A machine-to-machine (M2M) gateway configured with a service capability layer (SCL) that improves the performance of an M2M system, the M2M gateway comprising:a storage unit that stores a plurality of rules for allocating a plurality of resources in a resource tree, the plurality of resources comprising a functions collection resource that includes a plurality of function sub-resources, at least one of the function sub-resources representing a context aware reasoning function configured to generate contextual cues from content and a semantic description of the content;
a network interface that is communicatively coupled to one or more M2M unit; and
a processor communicatively coupled to the storage unit and the network interface;
wherein the processor is configured to:
receive, using the network interface, from a first application or a second SCL, a first request to create a new function sub-resource in the collection, the new function sub-resource representing a new context aware reasoning function,
create the new function sub-resource in the resource tree in response to the first request,
receive, using the network interface, a second request from a second application or a third SCL, the second request targeting the new function sub-resource and including content data and an associated semantic description of the content data,
generate high-level contextual information, using the new context aware reasoning function, based on the received content data and the associated semantic description of the content data, and
route data in the M2M network based on the generated high-level contextual information to improve utilization of the M2M network.

US Pat. No. 10,194,143

AUTOSTEREOSCOPIC 3D IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS HAVING MODIFIED SUB-PIXEL STRUCTURE

Korea Institute of Scienc...

1. Autostereoscopic three-dimensional (3D) image display apparatus having a modified sub-pixel structure, the autostereoscopic 3D image display apparatus comprising:a display panel on which pixels are arranged;
a parallax barrier, a lenticular lens or a linear light source disposed to be spaced apart from the display panel; and
a controller generating a 3D image by arranging viewpoint images on the display panel,
wherein sub-pixels having the same color are consecutively arranged on the display panel in a horizontal direction, and sub-pixels having red, green, and blue (RGB) colors form one unit pixel in a vertical direction,
wherein the parallax barrier, the lenticular lens or the linear light source has an angle of inclination inclined from the vertical direction of the display panel,
wherein the angle of inclination is arcTan(1/n), and n is a multiple of 3(n=3m),
wherein, when m is 2, the controller distributes viewpoint data on a cycle of two data rows, forms a reference viewpoint based on a data row close to the aperture of the parallax barrier among two data rows, forms an intermediate viewpoint of the reference viewpoint in the remaining, one data row, and forms viewpoints in data rows by moving viewpoints by one sub-pixel in a direction of inclination for one period, and
wherein, when m is 3, the controller distributes viewpoint data on a cycle of three data rows, forms a reference viewpoint based on a data row close to the aperture of the parallax barrier among three data rows, forms an intermediate viewpoint of the reference viewpoint in the remaining, two data rows, and forms viewpoints in data rows by moving viewpoints by one sub-pixel in a direction of inclination for one period.

US Pat. No. 10,194,010

TECHNIQUES TO MANAGE CONTACT RECORDS

WHATSAPP INC., Menlo Par...

1. At least one non-transitory computer-readable storage medium comprising instructions that, when executed, cause a system to:receive a user contact record in a messaging thread at a client device from a sending user, the user contact record associated with a user other than the sending user;
determine that the user contact record is authenticated for storage in a contact record repository on the client device, the authentication being based on the identity of the sending user;
based on the determination that the user contact record is authenticated, store the user contact record in the contact record repository on the client device;
receive an incoming messaging initiation at the client device from an initiating user account;
search the contact record repository for a user contact record containing information matching identifying information of the initiating user account;
extract contact information from the matching user contact record;
display an incoming messaging initiation dialog on the client device, the incoming messaging initiation dialog comprising information from the matching user contact record and a contact add control;
receive a user selection of the contact add control; and
add information from the matching contact record as an entry in an address book on the client device, the address book being separate from the contact record repository.

US Pat. No. 10,193,998

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND CIRCUIT CONFIGURATION CONTROL METHOD

HITACHI, LTD., Tokyo (JP...

1. A communication apparatus which transmits and receives data, the communication apparatus comprising:a partially reconfigurable logic circuit; and
a management unit configured to manage a circuit configuration of the logic circuit, wherein
the logic circuit includes:
a plurality of modules which are located in a partially reconfigurable area of the logic circuit and which are configured to execute a prescribed process on received data; and
a data distribution unit configured to determine, based on the received data, a module to be a distribution destination of the received data from the plurality of modules and to distribute the received data to the determined module, and
the management unit is configured to:
fixedly arrange a plurality of coupling interfaces, which are used for sending data to a module determined as the distribution destination of data by the data distribution unit and which are respectively linkable to the plurality of modules, at prescribed positions on the logic circuit; and
create the module in the partially reconfigurable area of the logic circuit so as to be linked to any of the plurality of coupling interfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,193,772

USER BEHAVIOR ANALYZER

ELECTRONIC ARTS INC., Re...

1. An anomaly detection computing system, the system comprising:an account data store configured to store at least one state machine graph, wherein individual state machine graphs are generated based, at least in part, on recorded sequences of electronic messages received from client computing devices during participation in an interactive video game application, the state machine graph defining a sequence of states and transitions between each state, wherein each state is representative of a type of electronic message;
a server computing system including one or more processors and in electronic communication with a data store, the server computing system configured to execute the interactive video game application and communicatively couple with a plurality of client computing devices, the server computing system comprises computer readable instructions that when executed configure the server computing system to:
receive a plurality of electronic messages from a plurality of client computing devices communicatively coupled to the server during runtime execution of the interactive video game application, wherein each electronic message of the plurality of electronic messages is a defined type of message communicated by a client computing device during participation in the interactive video game application;
group the plurality of electronic messages into one or more sets of electronic messages;
construct a first sequence of electronic messages for a first set of electronic messages of the one or more sets of electronic messages, wherein the first set of electronic messages are received from a first client computing device;
compare the first sequence of electronic messages to a sequence of states of a state machine graph of the one or more state machine graphs, wherein each state machine graph is configured to model a different type of client behavior within the interactive video game application;
generate an anomaly score based at least in part on the differences between characteristics of the first sequence and characteristics of the defined sequence of the state machine graph; and
in response to determination that the anomaly score exceeds an anomaly detection threshold, generate an output designating the constructed sequence as abnormal relative to the defined client behavior.

US Pat. No. 10,193,510

SWITCHING CONTROLLERS AND METHODS FOR LOADS

On-Bright Electronics (Sh...

1. A system controller for providing at least an output voltage, the system controller comprising:a first controller terminal configured to receive an input voltage, the input voltage being associated with an input-voltage magnitude;
a second controller terminal configured to receive a control voltage;
a third controller terminal configured to output an output voltage to a load;
a supply voltage generator configured to receive the input voltage from the first controller terminal and generate a supply voltage, the supply voltage being associated with a supply voltage magnitude; and
a ramp voltage generator configured to receive the supply voltage and generate a ramp voltage;
wherein, if the control voltage is at a first logic level,
the ramp voltage increases from zero to the supply voltage magnitude at a first rate of change during a first time duration; and
the output voltage increases from zero to the input-voltage magnitude at a second rate of change during a second time duration;
wherein the second rate of change is equal to the first rate of change multiplied by a predetermined constant.

US Pat. No. 10,193,487

CONTROL DEVICE FOR POWER CONVERSION DEVICE, COMPRESSOR DRIVE SYSTEM, FLYWHEEL POWER GENERATING SYSTEM, AND CONTROL METHOD OF POWER CONVERSION DEVICE

Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo (JP...

1. A control device for a power conversion device, comprising:a voltage command calculator that calculates a voltage command value, the voltage command value being a command value of an AC voltage to be applied to a rotary electric machine that is driven by a power conversion device;
a carrier wave generator that generates a carrier wave;
a comparator that generates a pulse signal to be supplied to the power conversion device on the basis of a comparison result between the voltage command value and the carrier wave; and
a reset signal receiving unit that changes a value of the carrier wave into a predetermined value when a predetermined reset signal is input;
wherein the AC voltage is a three-phase AC voltage, and
wherein the carrier wave generator changes each of the carrier waves of three phases into the predetermined value at different timing on the basis of the reset signals of three phases, each of which is different in phase by ? cycle of the voltage command value.

US Pat. No. 10,193,478

MOTOR DRIVING DEVICE AND DRIVING METHOD OF THE SAME

Rohm Co., Ltd., Kyoto (J...

1. A motor driving device, comprising:an electric current detecting portion for detecting electric current flowing into a motor coil; and
an auto-decay portion for performing a power supply mode to increase the electric current flowing into the motor coil before a current value detected by the electric current detecting portion reaches a reference current value, and performing a decay control to the electric current flowing into the motor coil by using a previous cycle and a present cycle after a current value detected by the electric current detecting portion reaches the reference current value,
wherein the auto-decay portion is configured to control so that a decay time of the previous cycle is different from a decay time of the present cycle,
wherein a first mode and a second mode are set by a mode selection signal, wherein the first mode selects a specified combined ratio of a slow decay mode and a fast decay mode and sets a processing time of the slow decay mode and the fast decay mode as a specified value, and the second mode has at least one of a combined ratio and a processing time of the fast decay being larger than that of the first mode.

US Pat. No. 10,193,477

METHOD FOR ESTIMATING THE ANGULAR POSITION OF A ROTOR OF AN ELECTRIC DRIVE SYSTEM

Valeo Siemens eAutomotive...

1. A method for estimating the angular position of a rotor in relation to a stator of a rotary electric machine, such as an electric machine of an electric or hybrid motorisation system, comprising:estimating the angular position and/or of the rotation speed of the rotor via a method of injecting high frequency signals as long as the absolute value of the rotation speed of the rotor, derived from said angular position, is less than a first predefined threshold (V1);
estimating the angular position and/or of the rotation speed of the rotor via a model coming from a learning method as long as the absolute value of the rotation speed of the rotor, derived from said angular position, is greater than a second predefined threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,193,442

CHIP EMBEDDED POWER CONVERTERS

Faraday Semi, LLC, Lagun...

1. A power supply system comprising:a plurality of power converters, wherein each of the plurality of power converters includes:
a printed circuit board (PCB) comprising:
a lower printed circuit board (PCB) part having a bottom side and a top side; and
an upper printed circuit board (PCB) part having a bottom side and a top side;
embedded circuitry that is between the top side of the lower PCB part and the bottom side of the upper PCB part, the embedded circuitry comprising:
a driver configured to generate one or more driver signals; and
one or more switches configured to be driven by the one or more driver signals;
one or more vias extending through the upper PCB part; and
an inductor positioned over the top side of the upper PCB part, wherein the one or more vias are electrically coupled to the inductor and to the embedded circuitry, and a footprint of the inductor at least partially overlaps a footprint of the embedded circuitry; and
a shared pulse width modulator (PWM) controller configured to generate a plurality of PWM signals, wherein the PWM controller is coupled to the drivers of the plurality of power converters to deliver the plurality of PWM signals to the corresponding drivers of the power converters, and wherein the drivers are configured to generate the one or more driver signals based at least in part on the PWM signals.

US Pat. No. 10,193,438

METHOD FOR MEASURING POWER FACTOR CORRECTING (PFC) POWER SUPPLY INPUT POWER USING A SINGLE SECONDARY SIDE MEASUREMENT WITH PERIODIC USAGE METRICS

ERP POWER, LLC, Moorpark...

1. A method of monitoring a power factor correcting (PFC) power supply, the method comprising:powering on the PFC power supply with a constant current;
starting a runtime counter that increments a count value;
measuring an output voltage;
calculating an output power by multiplying the constant current by the output voltage;
storing the output power in a random-access memory (RAM);
calculating an input power by multiplying the output power by an efficiency curve factor; and
storing the input power in the RAM.

US Pat. No. 10,193,423

CARBON BRUSH ARRANGEMENT

SCHUNK HOFFMAN CARBON TEC...

1. A carbon brush arrangement for connection to an electric motor, comprising:at least one carbon brush;
a first connection conductor, the first connection conductor being provided with a plastic connection housing; and
a second connection conductor connecting said at least one carbon brush to said first connection conductor, said second connection conductor provided with a plastic sheath consisting of a perfluoroalkoxy polymer (PFA) in at least a region of transition to the connection housing, wherein in order to form the region of transition between the connection housing and the plastic sheath, the plastic sheath consisting of PFA is injection-coated with another thermoplastic material.

US Pat. No. 10,193,409

STATOR FOR ROTATING ELECTRIC MACHINE, ROTATING ELECTRIC MACHINE EQUIPPED WITH SAME, AND MANUFACTURING METHODS THEREFOR

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. A stator of a rotating electric machine with a stator coil, comprising:a connection terminal including a pressure connection portion and a fastening portion, the pressure connection portion being connected to an input/output coil conductor of the stator coil, the fastening portion being mechanically connected to an external system, wherein a melting material is disposed in the fastening portion.

US Pat. No. 10,193,406

ROTATING MACHINERY

MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER ...

1. Rotating machinery comprising:a rotor of 2n poles, n being an integer equal to or greater than 1;
84n slots; and
three-phase stator windings;
a top coil being accommodated at the diametrically inner side of each of the slots;
a bottom coil being accommodated at the diametrically outer side of each of the slots;
the top coil and the bottom coil being connected to each other to form each of the stator windings;
the stator windings having 2n phase belts per one phase;
each of the phase belts being configured from a first parallel winding and a second parallel winding;
where an average position in the circumferential direction of all of the top coils and the bottom coils that configure each of the phase belts is the center of the phase belt and the arrangement of the first and second parallel windings on at least one of the phase belts is viewed in order from the side near to the center of the phase belt, the top or bottom coils being disposed in the order of the second, first, first, second, first, second, first, second, second, first, second, first, second, and first parallel windings while the bottom or top coils connected to the top or bottom coils are disposed in the order of the first, second, second, first, second, first, second, first, second, first, first, second, first, and second parallel windings.

US Pat. No. 10,193,397

ESTABLISHING CONNECTIONS WITH CHARGERS IN MULTI-CHARGER WIRELESS POWER DELIVERY ENVIRONMENTS

Ossia Inc., Bellevue, WA...

1. A method of operating a wireless power receiver apparatus to establish a connection with a wireless power transmission system in a wireless power delivery environment, the method comprising:receiving a connection invitation broadcast by a first wireless power transmission system of multiple wireless power transmission systems in the wireless power delivery environment,
wherein each of the multiple wireless power transmission systems includes multiple antennas configured to transmit coherent wireless power signals to the wireless power receiver apparatus when a connection is established;
processing the connection invitation to identify attributes associated with the first wireless power transmission system;
applying selection criteria to the attributes associated with the first wireless power transmission system and attributes associated with other wireless power transmission systems of the multiple wireless power transmission systems in the wireless power delivery environment to determine whether to accept the connection invitation.

US Pat. No. 10,193,385

POWER SYSTEM MONITORING APPARATUS, POWER SYSTEM CONTROL APPARATUS, AND POWER SYSTEM MONITORING METHOD EMPLOYING EVENTS OF ASSUMABLE BREAKDOWNS AND ASSUMABLE OUTPUT CHANGES

Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo (JP...

1. A power system monitoring apparatus that monitors a power system, the apparatus comprising a processor coupled to the power system and programmed to:input assumable system breakdown data, which is data of assumable breakdown of the power system, including an occurrence frequency of each assumable breakdown of the power system and assumable output change data including an occurrence frequency of each assumable output change of each generator connected to the power system; and
generate conditions by which events of the assumable breakdowns and the assumable output changes are combined based on the occurrence frequencies of the assumable breakdown and the assumable output change and outputs a control plan to control said each generator for each of the conditions;
wherein an event of an assumable breakdown is an event of breakdown that is assumed to cause supply troubles in a main segment of the power system; and
wherein an event of an assumable output change is an event of output change of a power generation facility group which can affect a main current of the power system.

US Pat. No. 10,193,383

DUAL-SHAFT GAS TURBINE POWER GENERATION SYSTEM, AND CONTROL DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD FOR GAS TURBINE SYSTEM

Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo (JP...

1. A dual-shaft gas turbine power generation system comprising:a compressor which pressurizes air and generates compressed air;
a combustor which mixes and combusts the compressed air and a fuel;
a high-pressure gas turbine which is driven by a combustion gas obtained in the combustor;
a first rotating shaft which connects the compressor and the high-pressure gas turbine;
an electric motor connected to the first rotating shaft;
a governor which adjusts an amount of air taken into the compressor and thus controls an output of the high-pressure gas turbine;
a low-pressure gas turbine driven by the combustion gas after driving the high-pressure gas turbine;
a second rotating shaft connected to the low-pressure gas turbine;
a synchronous power generator connected to the second rotating shaft generating power of an external grid frequency and connected to an external grid;
a frequency converter which is provided on a power transmission path to bidirectionally transmit power between the synchronous power generator and the electric motor, and which converts a frequency of power transmitted between the synchronous power generator and the electric motor;
a control device which controls a frequency converter control device for controlling the frequency converter and the governor on the basis of a power output command value indicating power to be outputted to the external grid, and thus controls a total output of the high-pressure gas turbine, the low-pressure gas turbine and the electric motor;
a transformer which converts a voltage outputted from the synchronous power generator to the external grid;
a circuit breaker to cut off power transmitted to the external grid via the transformer;
a voltage measuring device disposed between the external grid and the circuit breaker and which measures a voltage on a side of the external grid; and
an abnormality control device which detects a voltage abnormality generated in the external grid on the basis of a result of comparison between a predetermined voltage abnormality reference value for the external grid and the measured voltage by the voltage measuring device, and, when the voltage abnormality is detected, controls the frequency converter control device in such a way that a load, by the electric motor as viewed from the high-pressure turbine via the first rotating shaft, is decreased.

US Pat. No. 10,193,328

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROTECTING TRANSFORMERS FROM INTERNAL FIRE

EASUN-MR TAP CHANGERS (P)...

1. A system for preventing a transformer from catching an internally generated fire, the system comprising:a first set of sensors configured to sense the generation of an arc in the transformer;
a timer configured to be triggered ON when the first set of sensors senses the generation of the arc, wherein the timer is triggered for a time period TM;
a first breaker to isolate an incoming power supply to the transformer;
a set of relays to sense the faulty condition in the transformer;
a controller configured to initiate a predefined instructions, if the faulty condition still persists after the time period TM;
a vacuum bottle in direct contact with the transformer chamber; and
a diaphragm present between the transformer and the vacuum bottle, wherein the diaphragm is configured to be broken by a pressure generated by the transformer, thereby allowing the vacuum bottle to suck the oil from the transformer chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,193,324

LOW-LOSS AND FAST ACTING SOLID-STATE BREAKER

Silicon Power Corporation...

1. A circuit for isolating a load from a source, the circuit comprising:at least one insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT); and
at least one gate turn-off thyristor (GTO) in parallel with the insulated-gate bipolar transistor,
wherein when no fault condition exists, the at least one GTO is configured to be on to couple the load to the source, and
wherein when a fault condition exists:
the at least one IGBT is configured to turn on; and
the at least one GTO is configured to turn off after the at least one IGBT turns on.

US Pat. No. 10,193,322

LOW-LOSS AND FAST ACTING SOLID-STATE BREAKER

Silicon Power Corporation...

1. A circuit for isolating a load from a source, the circuit comprising:at least one insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT); and
at least one gate turn-off thyristor (GTO) connected in parallel with the insulated-gate bipolar transistor;
wherein when no fault condition exists, the at least one GTO is configured to be ON to couple the load to the source, and
wherein when a fault condition exists:
the at least one IGBT is configured to turn on;
the at least one GTO is configured to turn OFF after the at least one IGBT turns on; and
the at least one IGBT is configured to turn OFF a predetermined amount of time after the at least one GTO turns OFF.

US Pat. No. 10,193,310

LOW POWER EDGE-EMITTING LASER DIODE AND LASER DIODE MODULE

EXALOS AG, Schlieren (CH...

1. An edge-emitting ridge laser diode comprising:a semiconductor heterostructure having an active layer sandwiched between an n-type layer and a p-type layer, wherein the active layer is influenced by a ridge structure to form a gain medium of width W; and
a back reflector of reflectivity Rb formed on a first side facet of the semiconductor heterostructure and a front reflector of reflectivity Rf formed on a second side facet of the semiconductor heterostructure, wherein the front and back reflectors are spaced apart to form a cavity of length L containing at least a part of the active layer, which thus forms the gain medium with an internal loss ?i,
wherein the width W: 1 ?m?W?2 ?m;
wherein the cavity length L: 100 ?m?L?600 ?m;
wherein the internal loss ?i: 0 cm?1??i?30 cm?1;
wherein the back reflectivity Rb: 100?Rb?80%; and
wherein the front reflectivity Rf: 100?Rf?60%,
wherein the laser diode, in an output power range of up to 1 mW, has a characteristic slope efficiency of less than 0.5 mW/mA, where slope efficiency is the ratio of output optical power to input electrical current, and an electrical power consumption below 150mW.

US Pat. No. 10,193,309

METHOD OF MANUFACTURE FOR AN ULTRAVIOLET LASER DIODE

Soraa Laser Diode, Inc., ...

1. A system comprising:a package; and
an ultraviolet laser diode device disposed in the package, the device operable at a wavelength of less than 380 nm and greater than 200 nm, the device comprising:
a gallium and nitrogen containing substrate member comprising a surface region, a release material overlying the surface region, an n-type aluminum, gallium, and nitrogen containing material; an active region comprising aluminum, gallium, and nitrogen containing material overlying the n-type aluminum, gallium, and nitrogen containing material, a p-type aluminum, gallium, and nitrogen containing material; and a first transparent conductive oxide material with a band gap energy of greater than 3.2 eV and less than 7.5 eV overlying the p-type aluminum, gallium, and nitrogen containing material, and an interface region overlying the first transparent conductive oxide material, the gallium and nitrogen containing substrate member being configured by subjecting the release material to an energy source to initiate release of the gallium and nitrogen containing substrate member; and
a handle substrate bonded to the interface region.

US Pat. No. 10,193,303

SEMICONDUCTOR LASER DIODE, METHOD FOR PRODUCING A SEMICONDUCTOR LASER DIODE AND SEMICONDUCTOR LASER DIODE ARRANGEMENT

OSRAM OPTO SEMICONDUCTORS...

1. A method for producing a semiconductor laser diode, comprising the following steps:A) provision of a semiconductor layer sequence with semiconductor layers applied vertically over one another with an active layer, which emits laser radiation via a radiation output surface during operation, wherein the radiation output surface is formed by a side face of the semiconductor layer sequence;
B) large-area application of a thermal barrier layer on a main surface of the semiconductor layer sequence, wherein the thermal barrier layer is formed by an electrically insulating porous material;
C) exposure of a region of the main surface of the semiconductor layer sequence by removal of the thermal barrier layer in certain regions; and
D) application of a metallic contact layer on the exposed region of the main surface such that the contact layer and the thermal barrier layer are arranged laterally adjacent to one another on the main surface,
wherein prior to method step C, a capping layer made of an electrically insulating material is applied to the thermal barrier layer over a large area and the capping layer is removed together with the thermal barrier layer in certain regions in step C,
wherein a metallization layer is applied to the contact layer and the capping layer after method step D,
wherein the capping layer is free from pores, and
wherein the metallization layer is not broader than the thermal barrier layer.

US Pat. No. 10,193,302

LIGHT ENGINE WITH INTEGRATED TURNING MIRROR FOR DIRECT COUPLING TO PHOTONICALLY-ENABLED COMPLEMENTARY METAL-OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR (CMOS) DIE

Applied Optoelectronics, ...

1. A light engine comprising:an optical bench having a first end extending to a second end along a longitudinal axis;
a laser diode disposed on a mounting surface adjacent the first end of the optical bench and configured to output laser light along a first light path that extends substantially along the longitudinal axis;
at least one channel defined by the optical bench that allows the first light path to extend therethrough, wherein the at least one channel includes a first channel defined by a mesa structure disposed along the light path, the channel extending through the mesa structure to allow the first light path to extend therethrough; and
an integrated mirror device disposed along the light path to receive and direct the laser light along a second light path to optically couple the laser light to a photonically-enabled complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) die, the second light path being angled relative to the first light path.