US Pat. No. 10,341,955

MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for controlling a mobile terminal, the method comprising:determining whether a plurality of alarm trigger signals corresponding, respectively, to a plurality of applications are generated, wherein the plurality of alarm trigger signals activate the plurality of applications, respectively;
storing the plurality of alarm trigger signals in a memory;
determining whether the plurality of alarm trigger signals satisfy a set alarm transmission period;
when the set alarm transmission period is satisfied, collectively transmitting the plurality of alarm trigger signals to the plurality of applications at a specific time, wherein each of the plurality of alarm trigger signals is transmitted to a corresponding application;
when the plurality of alarm trigger signals is collectively transmitted to the plurality of applications, activating the plurality of applications; and
outputting, by the activated plurality of applications, a plurality of alarms corresponding, respectively, to the activated plurality of applications.

US Pat. No. 10,341,944

ACCESS POINT, WIRELESS TERMINAL, STORAGE MEDIUM, AND METHOD UTILIZING POINTER SIGNAL TO COMMUNICATE IN AVAILABLE CHANNEL

KDDI CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An access point communicating with at least one wireless terminal through a Wireless Local Area Network [WLAN], the access point comprising:an access-point WLAN communicator configured for using a predetermined available channel of a first frequency band to communicate with the at least one wireless terminal;
a time difference calculator configured to calculate time difference information of the access point, the time difference information including a time difference between a current time and a time when a next beacon is transmitted from the access point in the available channel;
a pointer signal generator configured to generate a pointer signal including available-channel information for the available channel of the first frequency band, a network identifier in the first frequency band, and the time difference information of the access point; and
an access-point pointer signal communicator configured to send the pointer signal to the at least one wireless terminal that is still not associated with the access point,
the access point notifying the at least one wireless terminal of the time difference information of the access point to cause the at least one wireless terminal to await sensing of the beacon or a probe response transmitted in the available channel around a timing when the time difference elapses after receiving the pointer signal including the time difference information of the access point.

US Pat. No. 10,341,936

METHOD FOR TRANSFER OF INFORMATION IN A WIRELESS CELLULAR NETWORK

GEMALTO M2M GMBH, Munich...

1. Method for transmitting system information from a base station to a user equipment,the user equipment being a limited-bandwidth device, camping on the base station, wherein the system information is divided in a plurality of system information blocks, which are at least once transmitted during one broadcast channel modification period, wherein the minimum broadcast channel modification period for limited-bandwidth devices lasts at least 10.24 seconds, and
wherein the system information further has associated a validity period, wherein the validity period for system information relating to limited-bandwidth devices is longer than for system information relating to non-limited-bandwidth devices.

US Pat. No. 10,341,921

ACTIVE HOT STANDBY REDUNDANCY FOR BROADBAND WIRELESS NETWORK

ALL PURPOSE NETWORKS, INC...

1. A system, comprising:a publish-subscribe broker network comprising a plurality of inter-connected publish-subscribe communications facilities; and
a plurality of (N+1) matching service instances, wherein N is a positive integer greater than zero and N service instances are designated as active service instances and one service instance is designated as a standby service instance,
wherein each of the N active service instances connects to a corresponding one of the plurality of publish-subscribe broker communications facilities of the publish-subscribe broker network and uses the publish-subscribe broker network to provide an application service to at least one client device of a plurality of client devices, where each client device of the plurality of client devices which receives an application service from a corresponding one of the N active service instances interacts with that active service instance via a corresponding connection that client device has with a corresponding publish-subscribe broker communications facility in the publish-subscribe broker network,
wherein the standby service instance connects to a corresponding one of the publish-subscribe broker communications facilities in the publish-subscribe broker network, and uses the publish-subscribe broker network to maintain application state information that corresponds to the application state information of each of the active service instances by subscribing to receive the same communications as is received by each of the active service instances for which the standby service instance is acting as a standby replacement instance, and
wherein the standby service instance uses the publish-subscribe broker network to maintain a communication with each of the N active service instances for which it is acting as the standby replacement instance to determine the ability of each of the active service instances to provide service, and further, when the standby service instance detects that one of the N active service instances can no longer provide its service, the standby service instance takes the role of providing the application service to the plurality of client devices that currently receive the service from the active service instance that is being replaced.

US Pat. No. 10,341,856

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SECURING COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION OF MOBILE DEVICES THROUGH A CONTROLLED CELLULAR COMMUNICATION NETWORK

FIRSTPOINT MOBILE GUARD L...

1. A system for providing security services, for securing the privacy of cellular network subscribers and the security of data stored on the said subscribers' User Cellular Devices (UCDs), said system comprising:at least one non-transitory computer readable storage device and one or more processors operatively coupled to the storage device on which are stored modules of instruction code which when executed by said one or more processors implements a Controlled Cellular Network (CCN), interfacing a cellular Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN), said PLMN hosting a plurality of cellular subscribers;
wherein said CCN provides said security services to “serviced subscribers”;
wherein said CCN encapsulates communication between UCD of said serviced subscribers and the hosting PLMN, said communication including at least part of: control, signaling, SMS and data communications;
wherein said CCN is configured to monitor and analyze parameters and characteristics of said encapsulated communication in real time or in relation to historically acquired data, including at least one of: time patterns, volumes, destination address, source address, content and context;
wherein said CCN is configured to identify statistic deviations exceeding predefined thresholds, based on said analysis of parameters and characteristics of said encapsulated communication;
wherein said CCN is configured to identify the occurrence of predefined suspicious events and scenarios, based on said analysis of said encapsulated communication;
wherein said CCN is configured to identify security threats to the privacy of said serviced subscribers and to the data stored on their UCD and determine said threats' category and probability, based on said analysis of encapsulated communication;
wherein the said CCN is configured to respond to said security threats in real time or in near-real time and take active measures to avert the said suspected threats;
wherein said active measures including at least one of: blocking or diverting communication, alerting serviced subscribers and/or system administrators, responding to system queries with altered data, and logging of suspicious events and scenarios;
wherein application of said active measures depends on the category of identified security threat, the identified threat's probability, and the serviced subscriber's profile;
wherein said CCN comprises at least one of:
controlled module(s), configured to complement the functionality of respective elements of the hosting cellular PLMN;
a security center module, configured to perform at least one of instantiation, configuration, monitoring, analysis and management of the functionality of each of said controlled modules; and
an administrative module, configured to interface said security center module, and provide an administrator interface for at least one of:
instantiating controlled modules of one or more CCNs;
configuring said controlled modules of said one or more CCNs, to serve serviced subscribers of the hosting cellular PLMN;
presenting alerts regarding the functionality of the CCN and events within the hosting cellular PLMN;
extracting reports regarding the functionality of the CCN and events within the hosting cellular PLMN;
wherein the said security center module comprises at least one of the following modules:
a probe interface module, configured to probe each of the said controlled modules within the CCN, and accumulate data regarding transactions, events and scenarios occurring on the hosing PLMN and data regarding communication between elements of the CCN and the hosting PLMN;
a data analysis module, configured to perform at least one of:
obtaining the data accumulated by the said probe interface module;
analyzing parameters and characteristics of said encapsulated communication in real time or in near-real time, including at least one of: time patterns, volumes, destination address, source address, content and context;
identifying statistic deviations exceeding predefined thresholds;
analyzing accumulated historical data, pertaining to parameters and characteristics of said encapsulated communication;
identifying the occurrence of predefined suspicious events and scenarios on the hosing PLMN based on said analysis;
identifying security threats to the privacy of serviced subscribers and data stored on their UCD based on said analysis;
emitting activity messages to other controlled modules of the CCN to avert the said identified security threats, and emitting alert messages to said administrative module and/or UCD to notify against said identified security threats;
maintaining an events' database;
a security action management module configured to perform at least one of:
receiving activity messages from the data analysis module;
obtaining parameters of served subscriber's profile from a subscribers database;
interfacing and commanding controlled modules within the CCN to carry out security actions that are required to avert the said identified security threat, according to the category of identified threat, the identified threat's probability, and the serviced subscriber's profile; and
a threats management module, configured to manage and maintain a database of the security threats encountered during the activity of the CCN;
further comprising a UCD Lifeline Module (ULM) embedded within said serviced subscribers' UCD, on which are stored modules of instruction code, which when executed by the ULM, configure the UCD to initiate lifeline communication to the security action management module or respond to lifeline communication from the security action management module;
wherein:
the said security action management module is configured to initiate lifeline communication to the UCD or respond to lifeline communication from the UCD;
failure of reception of Lifeline communication on the security action management module side is reported to the data analysis module as real-time indication of an attempt to hijack the UCD from the hosting PLMN; and
failure of reception of Lifeline communication on the ULM invokes security actions on the UCD side, said actions including at least one of: alerting the user regarding failure of lifeline reception and altering at least one of the UCD's identity parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,341,692

LIVE STREAMING-TV CONTENT, ACQUISITION, TRANSFORMATION, ENCRYPTION, AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR ITS USE

1. A virtual set-top-box emulation system for wirelessly delivering audio and video to one or more users comprising:a video/audio receiver;
an encoder process/encoder machine operationally associated with the video/audio receiver;
an UPLOADer Process/machine operationally associated with the encoder process/encoder machine;
a Content Delivery Network operationally associated with the UPLOADer Process/machine; and
one or more client/subscriber machines operationally associated with the Content Delivery Network;
wherein each said client/subscriber machine is an internet-connected device;
one or more databases operationally associated with each internet connected device(s);
a secure token component operationally associated with the databases and the internet connected device(s);
wherein a client/server relationship is established individually between each internet connected device and the Content Delivery Network through a browser session and a video player on each internet-connected device, and the client/server relationship utilizes a real-time, direct, point-to-point encrypted connection using Socket-IO to produce a WS-Security protocol wherein Transport Control Protocol (TCP) provides the encapsulation required for Transport Layer Security (TLC), which in turn provides encapsulation for WebSocket Security (WSS);
wherein each component involved in the client/server relationship is authenticated;
wherein a user selects a program to view on an internet connected device and the internet connected device requests the program from a server which parses a storage archive for the program;
wherein the program is encrypted by a cryptographically generated key on a per-session, per-user basis;
a DVR reader operationally associated with the server and the storage archive then transmits the program through the Content Delivery Network to the internet connected device allowing the user to view the requested content;
wherein the DVR works asynchronously and in the background, for all users, allowing each user to record one or more selected programs with specific start and stop points.

US Pat. No. 10,341,689

WEIGHTED RUNLENGTH ENCODING

Moddable Tech, Inc.

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium comprising an encoded bitstream when decoded by a computer system producing an image for display, the encoded bitstream comprising any one or more of the following:a) a skip command stored into a single nybble, the skip command indicating how many pixels other than solid pixels which are inserted into a decoded bitstream, wherein there are at least a minimum number of transparent pixels and no more than a maximum number of transparent pixels;
b) a solid command stored into a single nybble, the solid command indicating how many solid pixels should be inserted into the decoded bitstream, wherein there are at least a minimum number of solid pixels and no more than a maximum number of solid pixels; and
c) a quote command stored into a single nybble, the quote command indicating how many quoted pixels should be inserted into the decoded bitstream, wherein there are no more than a maximum number of quoted pixels; and
wherein the skip, solid or quote commands each comprises a command portion and a count portion in the single nybble, the count portion indicating how many of the pixels of the respective command encodes.

US Pat. No. 10,341,599

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR RENDERING VIDEO CONTENT ON A DISPLAY

ADTOOX AB, Solna (SE)

1. A method of continuously rendering video content on a display device, the method comprising:rendering the video content in one of a number of surfaces designated for displaying visual content on the display device, while rendering at least one image extracted from the video content in at least another one of the surfaces; and
automatically rendering, when the video content reaches a point in time corresponding to a position where said at least one image is extracted from the video content, the video content in said another one of the surfaces thereby replacing said at least one image; and
automatically rendering, in the surface in which the video content was rendered before being rendered in another surface, an image similar in appearance to the image extracted from the video content at the position that corresponds to the point in time which is reached when the video content is rendered in said another surface.

US Pat. No. 10,341,551

METHOD, AN APPARATUS AND A COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR FOCUSING

GRUNDIUM OY, Tampere (FI...

1. A method for focusing, comprising:receiving a first image stack of a first field of view, the first image stack comprising images captured with different focus from the first field of view;
determining, from the first image stack, a first spatial distribution of focus depths in which different areas in the first field of view are in focus;
determining a first local sample thickness and a first sample tilt in the first field of view based on the first spatial distribution of focus depths;
receiving a third image stack of a third field of view, the third image stack comprising images captured with different focus from the third field of view and wherein the first field of view and the third field of view are adjacent fields of view for a second field of view;
determining, from the third image stack, a third spatial distribution of focus depths in which different areas in the third field of view are in focus;
determining a third local sample thickness and a third sample tilt based on the third spatial distribution of focus depths; and
estimating, based on the first local sample thickness, the first sample tilt, the third local sample thickness and the third sample tilt, a focus setting for capturing a second image stack from the second field of view.

US Pat. No. 10,341,367

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INQUIRING IOC INFORMATION BY P2P PROTOCOL

Saint Security Inc., Seo...

1. A method of inquiring and storing Indicator of Compromise (IoC) information by at least first user terminal among a plurality of user terminals in an environment including the plurality of user terminals, each of the plurality of user terminals having at least an event processing module, an IoC inquiry agent module, an encryption socket communication module, and a P2P socket communication module; and the environment further including an IoC information providing server, the method comprising:a first step of determining by the event processing module of the first user terminal a target IoC information to be identified when an event occurs based on the event;
a second step of requesting by the IoC inquiry agent module of the first user terminal that the encryption socket communication module and the P2P socket communication module of the first user terminal request the target IoC information;
a third step of requesting by the encription socket communication module of the first user terminal first a IoC information corresponding to the target IoC information from the IoC information providing server;
a fourth step of requesting by the P2P socket communication module of the first user terminal a second IoC information corresponding to the target IoC information from the P2P socket communication module of one or more of the plurality of user terminals other than the first user terminal;
a fifth step of storing by the first user terminal only one of the first IoC information or the second IoC information that is received first from either the IoC information providing server or the P2P socket communication module of one or more of the plurality of user terminal other than the first user terminal, and
a sixth step of a user accessing the first user terminal and responding to the event based on the first IoC information or the second IoC information stored on the first user terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,341,280

METHOD, SYSTEM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM FOR PROVIDING MESSAGE BASED ON GROUP UNIT

NAVER Corporation, Seong...

1. A method implemented in a computer for providing text messages in a text message box of a user terminal for receiving the text messages sent through a communication network, the method comprising:classifying, by a processor, a plurality of text messages received at the user terminal into a predefined group based on message content parsed from the received text messages without the received text messages being indicated to be classified into the predefined group by senders of the plurality of text messages, the plurality of text messages including at least two text messages sent to the user terminal from at least two separate senders;
creating, by the processor, a representative item of the predefined group using a select text message included in the predefined group; and
providing, by a processor, message items through a message list displayed in the text message box that includes the representative item as an item associated with the predefined group and a plurality of individual text messages received at the user terminal and not included in the predefined group,
wherein the plurality of text messages classified into the predefined group are provided in the message list as a bundle item, the bundle item being ranked in the message list, and
wherein the representative item of the group is displayed in the bundle item.

US Pat. No. 10,341,211

COMMAND RESPONSE AND COMPLETION DETERMINATION

Brocade Communications Sy...

1. An apparatus comprising:a network port configured to receive a mirror operational command frame and a mirror return command frame associated with the mirror operational command frame from a monitored switch, wherein the mirror operational command frame includes a first timestamp indicative of a time associated with receiving an operational command frame at the monitored switch and a copy of at least a portion of the operational command frame, and wherein the mirror return command frame includes a second timestamp indicative of a time associated with receiving a return command frame at the monitored switch and a copy of at least a portion of the return command frame; and
at least one programmable control device coupled to the network port and configured to:
extract the first timestamp from the mirror operational command frame and the second timestamp from the mirror return command frame; and
determine a time to complete a relevant command operation as being from the first timestamp to the second timestamp, wherein the relevant command operation is associated with a flow within a network.

US Pat. No. 10,341,185

DYNAMIC SERVICE INSERTION

ARISTA NETWORKS, INC., S...

1. A network system comprising:a set of network elements to interconnect a set of host devices, the set of network elements having a physical topology defined by a set of physical links between network elements in the set of network elements; and
a network management device including a network management module to monitor and configure the set of network elements, the network management module, in response to detecting a network service device coupled to one of the set of network elements, to configure the set of network elements to enable dynamic insertion of a network service device into the network to logically couple to one or more host devices in the set of host devices to the network service device independently of a location of the one or more host devices and the network service device within the physical topology, the network management device is to configure the set of network elements in a logical topology that differs from the physical topology, the logical topology to direct data flow of network traffic to the network service device independently of the physical topology of the set of network elements, and the network management module is to further configure the logical topology of the network elements using one or more virtual local area networks (VLANs), the network service device is assigned a dedicated service VLAN and the network elements are to re-direct network data to the network service device via translation of network data using a tunnel VLAN to the dedicated service VLAN.

US Pat. No. 10,341,162

AUGMENTED REALITY GAMING SYSTEM

Pacific Import Manufactur...

1. An augmented reality gaming system, comprising:a gameplay device comprising:
a mount;
a first wireless transceiver; and
a plurality of triggers, each corresponding to a virtual weapon,
wherein the gameplay device does not include an infrared transmitter and does not include an infrared receiver; and
a mobile device removably secured to the mount, the mobile device comprising:
a processor;
a screen;
an image sensor;
a location sensor;
an orientation sensor;
a second wireless transceiver; and
a memory, the memory storing an augmented reality gaming app comprising instructions for execution by the processor that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to:
display, on the screen, a live image received from the image sensor;
receive location information from the location sensor;
generate target information about at least one target;
display, on the screen and based on the location information, a graphical depiction of the at least one target as an overlay on the live image;
receive, via the second wireless transceiver and from the first wireless transceiver, an indication of activation of one of the plurality of triggers, wherein activation of the one of the plurality of triggers corresponds to firing the virtual weapon corresponding to the one of the plurality of triggers;
display an animation on the screen in response to the indication;
receive orientation information from the orientation sensor; and
calculate, based on the location information, the orientation information, and the target information, whether the firing of the virtual weapon caused virtual damage to the target.

US Pat. No. 10,341,146

WIRELESS RECEIVER FOR MULTIUSER DETECTION INCORPORATING RESIDUAL ESTIMATION ERRORS

Collision Communications,...

1. A method of modeling a plurality of data streams from a plurality of signal sources included in a received transmission, the method comprising:receiving a transmission including a plurality of data streams from a plurality of signal sources, each data stream including unknown data symbols;
estimating data symbols for a data stream to provide an estimated data stream;
calculating a residual error for the estimated data stream;
modeling a residual data stream by removing any decoded data streams from the received transmission; and
equalizing the modeled residual data stream based on the residual error.

US Pat. No. 10,341,084

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SYNCHRONIZING DATA, METHOD AND DEVICE FOR GENERATING A FLOW OF DATA, AND CORRESPONDING COMPUTER PROGRAMS

TDF, Cesson-Sevigne (FR)...

1. A method comprising:synchronizing data in a broadcasting network comprising at least one fixed transmitter and a plurality of broadcasting sites, wherein said synchronizing implements the following acts in at least one of said broadcasting sites:
receiving a data stream transmitted by the fixed transmitter and comprising data transmitted to the plurality of broadcasting sites, at least one field carrying at least one delay associated with at least one of said plurality of broadcasting sites, called an absolute delay, determined by the fixed transmitter from a geographical position of said at least one broadcasting site or received by the fixed transmitter from the at least one broadcasting site, and at least one field carrying a fixed delay, said fixed delay being common to said plurality of broadcasting sites of said broadcasting network and corresponding to a maximum absolute delay determined from the geographical positions of said plurality of broadcasting sites;
determining an additional delay, by subtraction of said absolute delay of that broadcasting site from the fixed delay common to said broadcasting sites of said broadcasting network;
resetting the data stream coming from said fixed transmitter, applying said additional delay to at least one time information carried by said data stream or to at least one portion of said data stream, delivering a reset data stream; and
obtaining a 1-pulse per second (pps) type time reference from said reset data stream synchronized with 1-pulse per second (pps) type time reference of the other broadcasting sites without use of a global positioning receiver in at least one of the broadcasting sites.

US Pat. No. 10,341,032

HIGH-BANDWIDTH UNDERWATER DATA COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Magseis FF LLC, Houston,...

1. A system to perform seismic exploration in an aqueous medium, comprising:an ocean bottom seismometer (OBS) unit placed on a seabed to receive seismic data;
a data conversion module of the OBS unit to convert the seismic data into an optical signal with a first format configured for optical transmission via the aqueous medium;
at least one of the OBS unit placed on the seabed and an underwater vehicle to:
establish, between the OBS unit and the underwater vehicle separated from the OBS unit by the aqueous medium, an optical link through the aqueous medium; and
determine a condition of the aqueous medium from a measurement of a characteristic of the optical link;
a controller of the OBS unit to adjust a parameter associated with the optical signal based on the characteristic of the aqueous medium;
an optical transmitter of the OBS unit placed on the seabed to transmit, via the optical link, the optical signal to an optical receiver of the underwater vehicle, the optical signal comprising the first format and the seismic data, the optical signal adjusted by the OBS unit based on the characteristic of the aqueous medium; and
the underwater vehicle to:
receive the optical signal transmitted by the optical transmitter of the OBS unit placed on the seabed via the optical link through the aqueous medium;
convert, responsive to receipt of the optical signal, the optical signal into a non-optical signal comprising a second format; and
provide the non-optical signal in the second format to a retrieval device.

US Pat. No. 10,340,970

PROTECTIVE COVER FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Otter Products, LLC, For...

1. A protective cover for use with an electronic device having an interactive control panel and electrical contacts, the protective cover comprising:a protective shell configured to receive at least a portion of the electronic device to at least partially cover the electronic device when the electronic device is installed in the protective shell, the protective shell including one or more apertures configured for accessing one or more respective features of the installed electronic device;
an electrical connector affixed to an inner surface of the protective shell and configured to engage the electrical contacts of the electronic device when the electronic device is installed in the protective shell; and
an inductive coil disposed within the protective shell and electrically connected to the electrical connector of the protective shell, the inductive coil configured for producing an electrical current when exposed to a magnetic field generated by an external device in proximity to the protective shell, wherein the electrical current is conducted to the electrical connector of the protective shell.

US Pat. No. 10,340,945

MEMORY COMPRESSION METHOD AND APPARATUS

iDensify LLC, Austin, TX...

1. A method comprising:receiving at least one first integer from an input stream;
storing the at least one first integer as a temporary integer;
generating a list equal to a temporary ordered list of integers concatenated with the temporary integer;
determine that the list is in a dictionary;
setting the temporary ordered list of integers to the list;
representing the at least one first integer as at least one first token using a uniquely decodable coding technique; and
transmitting the at least one first token.

US Pat. No. 10,340,936

ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERSION AND METHOD OF ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERSION

ams Sensors Belgium BVBA,...

1. An analog-to-digital converter for an imaging device comprising:an analog signal input for receiving an analog signal from a pixel array of the imaging device;
N ramp signal inputs for receiving N ramp signals, where N is an integer ?2, the N ramp signals having different slopes;
a clock input for receiving at least one clock signal;
a comparison stage connected to the ramp signal inputs and to the analog signal input, the comparison stage comprising a minimum of two comparators and being configured to compare the ramp signals with the analog signal during a conversion period and to provide comparison outputs;
a counter stage; and
a control stage which is configured to:
control the counter stage based on the comparison outputs and a selection input indicative of when at least one handover point has been reached during the conversion period, wherein the handover point is indicative of a point at which a comparison output of a different one of the ramp signals with the analog signal is operable to control the counter stage,
determine, during the conversion period, if a comparison output of the Nth ramp signal has changed state before the handover point associated with a comparison output of an nth ramp signal has been reached, where n is an integer in the range 1 . . . N?1; and
use the comparison output of the nth ramp signal to control the counter stage, if the comparison output of the Nth ramp signal has changed state before the handover point associated with the comparison output of the nth ramp signal has been reached.

US Pat. No. 10,340,933

TIME INTERLEAVED DIGITAL-TO-ANALOG CONVERTER CORRECTION

Tektonix, Inc., Beverton...

1. A method for calibrating pre-processing filters for a time-interleaved digital-to-analog converters (TIDACs) system, comprising:converting a first discrete waveform at a first frequency at a first digital-to-analog converter (DAC) of the TIDACs system to a first analog signal and at a second DAC of the TIDACs system to a second analog signal;
converting a second discrete waveform at a second frequency at the first DAC to a third analog signal and at the second DAC to a fourth analog signal;
combining the first analog signal and the second analog signal into a first combined analog signal and combining the third analog signal and the fourth analog signal into a second combined signal;
converting via an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) the first combined analog signal to a first digital signal and second combined analog signal to a second digital signal;
determining an actual frequency response of the TIDACs system by transforming the first digital signal and the second digital signal to a respective frequency response signal by discrete Fourier transform and generating an actual frequency response matrix based on the respective frequency responses;
receiving a desired frequency response matrix of the TIDACs system; and
generating a pre-processing filter for at least one of the first DAC and the second DAC based on the actual frequency response matrix of the TIDACs system and the desired frequency response matrix of the TIDACs system.

US Pat. No. 10,340,878

CARRIER AGGREGATION CIRCUIT ALLOWING CARRIER WAVES WITH DIFFERENT FREQUENCIES TO SHARE THE SAME AMPLIFIER

RichWave Technology Corp....

1. A carrier aggregation circuit comprising:a signal input terminal configured to receive a radio frequency signal having a first carrier wave with a first carrier wave frequency and a second carrier wave with a second carrier wave frequency;
a signal output terminal;
a first filter coupled between the signal input terminal and the signal output terminal, configured to filter out signals with frequencies other than the first carrier wave frequency, and having an input terminal and an output terminal;
a first output transform circuit coupled between the output terminal of the first filter and the signal output terminal, and having an output impedance effectively equivalent to an open circuit at the second carrier wave frequency;
a second filter coupled between the signal input terminal and the signal output terminal, configured to filter out signals with frequencies other than the second carrier wave frequency, and having an input terminal and an output terminal; and
a second output transform circuit coupled between the output terminal of the second filter and the signal output terminal, and having an output impedance effectively equivalent to an open circuit at the first carrier wave frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,340,856

RESONANCE MITIGATION IN RF HIGH POWER AMPLIFIER ENCLOSURE

CENTRE FOR DEVELOPMENT OF...

1. A radio frequency high power Amplifier (RFPA) configured in an enclosure, wherein the enclosure is further configured with a metallic post positioned at a suitable location with respect to the RFPA to dampen and shift out resonance, and wherein the suitable location is determined by:evaluating electric field generated by other components of the RFPA;
evaluating poynting vector which is proportional to square of the electric field; and
determining the suitable location inside the enclosure of the RFPA where the poynting vector is maximum.

US Pat. No. 10,340,583

CELLULAR ANTENNA FOR ELEVATED AND OBSTRUCTED DEPLOYMENT

Quintel Cayman Limited, ...

1. A phased array antenna system, comprising:at least a first array of antenna elements; and
at least a first radio frequency beamforming network configured to split the power of a radio frequency signal for transmission into a first plurality of component signals, the first plurality of component signals comprising drive signals for the at least the first array of antenna elements, the at least the first radio frequency beamforming network further configured to combine a radio frequency signal for reception by the phased array antenna system from a second plurality of component signals from the at least the first array of antenna elements, where a radio frequency power distribution of the at least the first radio frequency beamforming network is arranged to provide a weighting of the first plurality of component signals and the second plurality of component signals processed via antenna elements of the plurality of antenna elements towards one end of the at least the first array.

US Pat. No. 10,340,582

METAL FRAME BODY AND TERMINAL INCLUDING SAME

Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Sof...

1. An apparatus including a metal frame body, comprising:a top frame having a global positioning system (GPS) antenna disposed thereon; and
a middle frame provided with a slot corresponding to the GPS antenna in position,
wherein the top frame and the middle frame are electrically isolated from each other by a gap; and wherein:
the GPS antenna is disposed on an upper portion of the top frame;
the slot has a first end on a first side among four sides of the middle frame;
the first side is adjacent to the gap;
the slot is perpendicular to the first side; and
a projection of the first end on the first side is a projection of the GPS antenna on the first side,
such that an upper hemisphere efficiency for the positioning antenna to receive satellite signals is significantly improved.

US Pat. No. 10,340,554

METHODS FOR FABRICATION OF INTERCALATED LITHIUM BATTERIES

S2 Batteries, Paradise V...

1. A method for fabricating an intercalated lithium battery without the assistance of a controlled environment comprising the steps of:(a) providing a substrate to serve as a negative electrode having at least one surface to be coated;
(b) forming a layer of amorphous LiBO2 (lithium metaborate) on the at least one surface by:
mixing a solution of a combustible fluid with at least one fluid-soluble lithium compound and at least one fluid-soluble boron compound to dissolve the compounds in the fluid to form a reagent mixture;
spraying the reagent mixture through a nozzle to form a liquid spray containing the reagent mixture;
passing the spray through a flame to combust the reagent mixture, thereby forming heated lithium metaborate;
depositing the heated lithium metaborate onto the substrate at a temperature between 750 C and 1100 C to form the layer of amorphous lithium metaborate as a coating on the substrate;
(c) removing the coated substrate from the flame following deposition; and
(d) adhering a positive electrode configured to accept lithium ions to the layer of amorphous lithium metaborate on the substrate to form an intercalated lithium battery.

US Pat. No. 10,340,545

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONVERTING CHEMICAL ENERGY STORED IN WASTEWATER INTO ELECTRICAL ENERGY

BioEnergySP, Inc., Spenc...

1. A method comprising:(a) forming a biofilm on a substrate exposed to a volume of wastewater having dissolved oxygen, the biofilm having a sufficient thickness to define a gradient between aerobic microorganisms exposed to the wastewater and anaerobic microorganisms proximal to the substrate;
(b) electrically connecting the biofilm to a power harvester, the power harvester being free of an electrical connection to a separate cathode; and
(c) electrically connecting the power harvester to a ground lead.

US Pat. No. 10,340,523

ADVANCED GRAPHITE ADDITIVE FOR ENHANCED CYCLE-LIFE OF DEEP DISCHARGE LEAD-ACID BATTERIES

EXIDE TECHNOLOGIES, Milt...

1. A deep discharge lead acid cell, comprising:a first electrode comprising lead;
a second electrode comprising lead dioxide;
a separator between the electrode comprising lead and the electrode comprising lead dioxide;
an aqueous solution electrolyte containing sulfuric acid; and
a carbon-based additive having a specific surface area of approximately 250 to 550 m2/g wherein the carbon-based additive is a disordered carbon additive in negative active material with (i) crystallinity of 60% or lower, (ii) degradation onset temperature of 650° C. or lower; and (iii) degradation temperature range of a minimum 170° C. or higher.

US Pat. No. 10,340,387

LOW TEMPERATURE POLY-SILICON THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF, AND ARRAY SUBSTRATE

WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELEC...

1. A manufacturing method of a low temperature poly-silicon thin film transistor, comprising:providing a substrate and sequentially forming a buffer layer, a low temperature poly-silicon layer, a source contact region, a drain contact region, a gate insulator layer, a gate layer, and a dielectric layer on the substrate, wherein the source contact region and the drain contact region are disposed in a same layer as the low temperature poly-silicon layer and are respectively disposed at two opposite ends of the low temperature poly-silicon layer;
respectively forming a first contact hole and a second contact hole through the dielectric layer and the gate insulator layer by dry etching to expose the source contact region and the drain contact region respectively; wherein an etching gas used in the dry etching comprises a fluorine-containing gas and a hydrogen gas; and
forming a source electrode on the dielectric layer to contact the source contact region through the first contact hole and a drain electrode on the dielectric layer to contact the drain contact region through the second contact hole;
wherein during the dry etching, a pressure is in a range of 30-50 mtorr, a gas source power is in a range of 400-800 W, and a bias voltage is in a range of 100-200 V.

US Pat. No. 10,339,837

DISTRIBUTION OF SCRAMBLED BINARY OUTPUT USING A RANDOMIZED COMPILER

POLYVERSE CORPORATION, B...

1. A physical, tangible, non-abstract computer system, said system comprising:a system memory unit storing instructions to modify and rearrange binary code to produce scrambled binaries, wherein operation of the computer system is controlled by said instructions stored in the system memory unit and executed by a processor, the processor comprising a central processing unit, and the instructions comprising an operating system, a file handling system, and a set of user interface procedures;
the processor executing said instructions to modify and rearrange said binary code to produce said scrambled binaries;
a binary code modification engine modifying and rearranging said binary code and applying scrambling transformations and obfuscation transformations;
said processor further executing instructions to randomize register allocation, randomize function layout in the binary output, randomize loop unrolling in the binary output, randomize import tables in the binary output, introduce chaff code in the binary output, and substitute equivalent instructions in the binary output;
said processor further executing instructions to implement a patch generation mechanism, a mechanism to implement on-demand generation of the scrambled binaries, and at least one facility to distribute the scrambled binaries through a download server;
the system memory unit further comprising random access memory, said random access memory storing said distributed scrambled binaries;
one or more memory storage devices storing and retrieving said distributed scrambled binaries, said one or more memory storage devices comprising an optical disk drive, a magnetic disk drive, and a hard disk drive, said one or more memory storage devices accessible by the processor via a communication network;
said processor further executing instructions to install at least some of the scrambled binaries in a plurality of destination computing systems, wherein each of the plurality of destination computing systems in turn selects a binary to use at any given time through an appropriate algorithm;
said system further comprising distributed computer components in a heterogeneous distributed computing environment, said distributed computer components comprising one or more remote file servers, computer servers, and one or more memory storage devices;
said one or more remote file servers accessible by the processor via a communication network;
said one or more computer servers accessible by the processor via a communication network;
wherein the computer system protects against attacks by malware and computer viruses, further wherein the system introduces entropy into the binaries, while preserving semantic functionality and performance of the binaries, further wherein the probability of a 10 gadget return oriented programming (ROP) chain virus successfully working on a twenty megabyte binary scrambled by the system is approximately 8×10?15;
said system further comprising a connected display device, an input device, and a network interface connecting the computer system to a network, and
said system further comprising a power supply, a motherboard, a graphics card, a user interface, a system clock, and one or more internal buses interconnecting the elements of the system.

US Pat. No. 10,339,826

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF SOURCE MATERIAL USAGE

Educational Testing Servi...

1. A processor implemented method of automatically scoring essay responses to a prompt using a scoring model, comprising:accessing a relevant word corpus and an irrelevant word corpus;
generating a scoring model by, for each of a plurality of words in the relevant word corpus:
determining a topic signature score based on a number of appearances of that word in the relevant word corpus and a number of appearances of that word in the irrelevant word corpus;
for each of a plurality of words in an essay response:
identifying a topic signature score for that word;
determining a score for the essay response based on the identified topic signature scores,
wherein the plurality of words in the relevant word corpus includes less than all of the words appearing in the relevant word corpus.

US Pat. No. 10,339,801

METHOD FOR DIAGNOSING A MOTOR VEHICLE SENSOR

Valeo Schalter und Sensor...

1. A method for diagnosing a sensor of a motor vehicle configured to detect highway infrastructures, the motor vehicle comprising a means of communication for communicating with a remote server and a computer connected to the sensor and to the means of communication, the method comprising:a) the computer identifies an infrastructure and assigns the infrastructure an effective score, which relates to the visibility of this infrastructure;
b) the remote server acquires a reference score which is assigned to the infrastructure and which relates to the visibility of the infrastructure; and
c) the effective score and the reference score are compared so as to deduce from the comparison a state of operation of the sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,339,781

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR MONITORING ALTERNESS OF AN INDIVIDUAL UTILIZING A WEARABLE DEVICE AND PROVIDING NOTIFICATION

CurAegis Technologies, In...

1. A system for monitoring fatigue and notifying a user, the system comprising:a wearable apparatus comprising:
a sensor configured to measure biomarkers of the user;
a communication module; and
a support configured to support the sensor; and
a remote device comprising:
memory;
a notification generator configured to generate a warning to the user via the communication module in response to receipt of a signal;
a processor communicatively coupled to the sensor and the notification generator, the processor configured to:
obtain, from the communication module, biomarker measurements from the sensor;
generate a personal circadian rhythm for the user, and a position of the user along that circadian rhythm, using the measured biomarkers;
identify a baseline risk level for the user by assessing the personal circadian rhythm of the user and the position of the user along that personal circadian rhythm;
determine a sleep drive of the user based upon continual or periodic sensor measurements, wherein sleep and wakefulness cycles of the user are derived from actigraphy data obtained from the sensor; and
send the signal to the notification generator when the baseline risk level is in a predetermined range.

US Pat. No. 10,339,701

METHOD, SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATION AND PLAYBACK OF VIRTUAL REALITY MULTIMEDIA

PCP VR INC., Toronto (CA...

16. A system for generation and playback of virtual reality multimedia, comprising:a developer computing device comprising:
a first memory; and
a first processor interconnected with the first memory, and configured to generate virtual reality multimedia by:
capturing a point cloud representing a scene, the point cloud data including colour data and depth data for each of a plurality of points corresponding to locations in a capture volume; wherein the processor is configured to capture the point cloud by:
receiving a plurality of point cloud sets at the processor from a respective plurality of capture nodes;
registering each of the plurality of point cloud sets to a common frame of reference; and
replacing a plurality of overlapping points, representing a common location in the capture volume, with a single point;
generating a two-dimensional projection of a selected portion of the point cloud including selected ones of the plurality of points, the projection including, for each selected point, (i) a pixel containing the colour data from the selected point, and (ii) a compressed representation of the depth data from the selected point; and
storing the pixels containing the colour data for each selected point, and the compressed representations of the depth data for each selected point, in the memory;
a consumer computing device comprising:
a second memory;
a display; and
a second processor interconnected with the second memory and the display, and configured to play virtual reality multimedia by:
receiving the two-dimensional projection of the selected portion of the point cloud;
regenerating the selected portion of the point cloud from the two-dimensional projection by:
setting a viewpoint within the point cloud;
for each of a plurality of coordinate pairs in the projection:
identifying a position in the point cloud corresponding to the coordinate pair, based on the coordinate pair and the depth data;
identifying whether a further position in the point cloud corresponds to the coordinate pair;
when a further position in the point cloud corresponds to the coordinate pair, assigning a colour of a fold in the projection having different coordinates than the coordinate pair to the further position; and
otherwise, assigning a colour associated with the coordinate pair to the position; and
rendering the selected portion of the point cloud on the display; and
a capture setup connected to the developer computing device for capturing the point cloud.

US Pat. No. 10,339,630

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FACILITATING ENHANCED DISPLAY CHARACTERISTICS BASED ON VIEWER STATE

DISH Technologies L.L.C.,...

1. A method comprising:capturing sensor input indicative of an individual proximate to a display device that is coupled to a media device;
determining a first change in a set of one or more facial features of the individual at least in part by:
processing a first subset of the sensor input that indicates a first state of the individual when the individual is proximate to the display device;
processing a second subset of the sensor input that indicates a second state of the individual when the individual is proximate to the display device, wherein the second state is different from the first state;
matching the first change in the set of one or more facial features of the individual to a category and a set of one or more user preferences stored by the media device, where the category corresponds to a recognized change in facial features;
determining an adjustment based at least in part on the category and the set of one or more user preferences stored by the media device, the determining the adjustment comprising causing the display device to present content in accordance with a plurality of iterative adjustments until a subsequent change in the set of one or more facial features of the individual is detected;
causing the display device to present a user-selectable option to indicate feedback regarding the adjustment; and
processing an indication of a selection of the user-selectable option, and causing the display device to present content in accordance with the selection.

US Pat. No. 10,339,509

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REMOTE COLLECTION OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES FOR VALUE

A La Carte Media, Inc., ...

1. A kiosk for accepting a portable electronic device from a client in exchange for payment, comprising:at least one display;
one or more cameras;
a portable device receiving arrangement;
at least one communication connection to a remote server and a remote operator; and
at least one processor configured to:
control, based at least on commands from the remote operator, moving one or more of the cameras to change a position or an angle of view of the one or more cameras in relation to the portable electronic device to detect characteristics of the portable electronic device when the portable electronic device is located in the portable device receiving arrangement and an application program is executing on the portable electronic device;
determine, in combination with the remote server and/or the remote operator, a value for the portable electronic device based upon aspects including the detected characteristics, and displaying the determined value on said at least one display for approval by the client;
based upon the determined value, provide a payment to the client; and
deposit the portable electronic device in the kiosk for subsequent collection.

US Pat. No. 10,339,489

PARCEL PROCESSING SYSTEM AND METHOD

ONE STOP MAILING LLC, Be...

1. A system for controllable physical sorting of a plurality of parcels to be shipped and which adaptively accommodates different encoding formats for machine-readable indicia via mapping, the parcels including a plurality of scanable parcel identifiers thereon, the system comprising:a scanner configured to a scan machine-readable indicia on the parcels, wherein the machine-readable indicia comprise data that encodes destination zip codes and the parcel identifiers for the parcels;
a database in which a plurality of customer profile data structures are stored, each customer profile data structure being associated with a customer, and each of a plurality of the customer profile data structures comprising data indicative of a plurality of permitted shipping service levels for its associated customer, the database further comprising a plurality of mapping data structures that identify how parcel identifiers and destination zip codes are encoded in a plurality of different encoding formats for the machine-readable indicia;
a computer processor in cooperation with the scanner and the database, the computer processor configured to:
receive scanned data from the scanner that represents the encoded parcel identifiers and destination zip codes from the machine-readable indicia;
decode the encoded parcel identifiers and destination zip codes in the scanned data based on the mapping data structures; and
for each decoded parcel identifier, (1) determine a destination for the parcel corresponding to that parcel identifier based on decoded destination zip code for the parcel associated with that parcel identifier, (2) determine a delivery time frame for shipping the parcel corresponding to that parcel identifier, (3) determine a customer associated with the parcel corresponding to that parcel identifier, (4) retrieve from the database the customer profile data structure associated with the determined customer, (5) select a permitted shipping service level from the retrieved customer profile data structure based on a plurality of rules applied to the determined destination and the determined delivery time frame, the rules configured to identify for selection which of the permitted shipping service levels is estimated to deliver the parcel to the destination within the delivery time frame at the lowest monetary cost, (6) determine a drop point where the parcel corresponding to that parcel identifier is to be transferred to a shipping carrier based on the selected shipping service level and the determined destination, (7) generate shipping label data for the parcel corresponding to that parcel identifier in accordance with the selected shipping service level and the determined destination, and (8) determine a shipping container from among a plurality of shipping containers that the parcel corresponding to that parcel identifier is to be sorted into; and
a conveyer system configured to move the parcels into any of a plurality of shipping containers, the conveyer system including at least one mechanical sorter under control of the computer processor to selectively sort the parcels for movement into selected ones of the shipping containers based on the determined shipping container; and
wherein the computer processor is further configured to provide control instructions for the mechanical sorter based on the determined drop point, the control instructions configured to define which shipping container each parcel is to be sorted into.

US Pat. No. 10,339,484

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING SIGNAL PROCESSING AND DYNAMIC ANALYSIS AND FORECASTING OF RISK OF THIRD PARTIES

KPMG LLP, New York, NY (...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:generating a computerized network map being inclusive of a plurality of nodes representative of risk factors in multiple geographic regions in which one or more third parties of a user operate, each of the nodes in the network map (i) being interconnected with at least one of the other nodes as correlated risks and (ii) including a risk factor value calculated as a function of at least one risk measure used to model the respective risk factor;
computing a baseline risk of a geographic region by:
collecting data metrics for each risk factor of the geographic region;
processing the data metrics to generate normalized data for each risk factor;
aggregating the normalized data metrics of each risk factor to generate risk factor scores; and
computing a baseline risk score for the geographic region by aggregating the risk factor scores;
dynamically performing signal processing for each risk factor in a geographic region on associated content, including news and event content, and metadata associated with the content by:
utilizing a taxonomy describing disruption events associated with each of the risk factors of the network map and a taxonomy describing a geographic region being monitored in which the one or more third parties operate;
measuring signal strength of the identified content based on the metadata associated with the content;
measuring signal strength associated with a risk factor for the geographic region for a fixed period of time based on the signal strength of the identified content associated with that risk factor, thereby forming a time series of the measured signal strengths;
performing sequential analysis on the time series of the measured signal strengths of the risk factor for the geographic region using the variance of the historical distribution of signal strength for the risk factor for step detection;
step detecting to generate a risk signal for the risk factor within the geographic region based on a value of the calculated sequential analysis exceeding a threshold value determined by the variance of an historical distribution of the signal strength of the risk factor; and
activating the risk factor for the geographic region in response to the risk signal being generated;
forecasting risk in the geographic region in which the risk factor was activated in response to the risk signal being generated, the forecasting including:
calculating diffusion of risk throughout the network map so as to measure impact on correlated risks across the network map;
computing the projection of risk impact for each risk factor within the network map;
computing the probability projection for each risk factor within the network map; and
generating a risk projection for the geographic region based on the individual risk factor projections; and
generating a dynamic graphical user interface for the forecasted risk for the risk factors and the forecasted vulnerability scores for third parties within the geographic region.

US Pat. No. 10,339,400

TRAFFIC LIGHT DETECTION USING MULTIPLE CAMERAS

CHONGQING JINKANG NEW ENE...

1. A method for imaging a traffic light, the method comprising:determining, by an on-vehicle processing system, a distance to the traffic light, wherein the on-vehicle processing system is installed on a vehicle;
selecting, by the on-vehicle processing system, a camera mode based on the determined distance to the traffic light;
receiving, by the on-vehicle processing system, one or more images from one or more cameras based on the selected camera mode;
determining, by the on-vehicle processing system, a state of the traffic light within the one or more received images; and
driving, by the on-vehicle processing system, the vehicle based on the determined state of the traffic light.

US Pat. No. 10,339,286

MANAGING PERMISSIONS

LIFETRACK MEDICAL SYSTEMS...

1. A computer-implemented method comprisingserving a user interface page to a first individual user of an application, the user interface page exposing interactive features to the first individual user for using the application,
the interactive features exposed to the first individual user on the user interface page including interactive features that enable the first individual user to specify other individual users of the application and to specify permitted feature sets of the application for each of the specified other individual users,
by a server comprising a database, storing in the database information identifying the specified permitted feature sets of the application for each of the specified other individual users,
the interactive features exposed to the first individual user also enabling the first individual user to specify that the permitted feature set for each of the other specified individual users will be the same as the permitted feature set of another specified individual user,
in the database, storing information indicating that the permitted feature set for each of the other specified individual users is the same as the permitted feature set of the other individual user,
serving the user interface page to each of the other specified individual users, and
obtaining from the database the information indicating the permitted feature sets of the other specified individual users, and
including in the user interface page as served to the other specified individual users the same permitted feature set as the permitted feature set of the other specified user, based on the information stored in the database.

US Pat. No. 10,339,087

VIRTUAL GENERAL PURPOSE INPUT/OUTPUT FOR A MICROCONTROLLER

MICROSHIP TECHNOLOGY INCO...

1. A microcontroller comprising a plurality of general purpose input/output (GPIO) ports,wherein each GPIO port has a plurality of bits;
wherein each GPIO port comprises a first set of registers for providing at least one of first control and data input/output functionality, wherein each bit of the first set of registers is assigned to a respective external pin and a second set of registers for providing at least one of second control and data input/output functionality of a secondary GPIO port, wherein each register of the second set of registers has a plurality of bits;
a multiplexer and associated select register for controlling the multiplexer to control the respective external pin through either said first or second register set; and
a peripheral pin select circuit which is programmable to assign an external pin to a selectable bit of the second set of registers,
wherein the peripheral pin select circuit is programmed to form a virtual GPIO port controlled by a second set of registers having bits from different GPIO ports mapped to the virtual GPIO port.

US Pat. No. 10,339,045

VALID DATA MANAGEMENT METHOD AND STORAGE CONTROLLER

SHENZHEN EPOSTAR ELECTRON...

1. A valid data management method, adapted to a storage device having a rewritable non-volatile memory module, wherein the rewritable non-volatile memory module has a plurality of physical units, each physical unit among the physical units comprises a plurality of physical sub-units, and the method comprises:creating a valid data mark table and a valid logical addresses table corresponding to a target physical unit according to the target physical unit among the physical units, a logical-to-physical table corresponding to the rewritable non-volatile memory module and a target physical-to-logical table corresponding to the target physical unit, wherein the target physical-to-logical table records target logical addresses of a plurality of target logical sub-units mapped to a plurality of target physical sub-units according to an arrangement order of the target physical sub-units of the target physical unit, and the target logical addresses respectively correspond to a plurality of target physical addresses of the target physical sub-units,
wherein the created valid data mark table records a plurality of mark values respectively corresponding to the target logical addresses, wherein each mark value among the mark values is a first bit value or a second bit value, wherein the first bit value is configured to indicate that the corresponding target logical address is valid, and the second bit value is configured to indicate that the corresponding target logical address is invalid,
wherein the created valid logical addresses table only records one or more valid target logical addresses respectively corresponding to one or more said first bit values according to an order of the one or more said first bit values in the valid data mark table, wherein the one or more valid target logical addresses are the target logical addresses determined as valid among the target logical addresses, wherein the valid data mark table is smaller than the valid logical addresses table, and the valid logical addresses table is smaller than the target physical-to-logical table; and
identifying one or more valid data stored in the target physical unit according to the logical-to-physical table, the valid data mark table and the valid logical addresses table corresponding to the target physical unit.

US Pat. No. 10,338,875

SEAM FOR VISUALLY SUPPRESSING A GAP BETWEEN TWO ADJACENT REFLECTIVE SURFACES

CAE INC., Saint-Laurent ...

1. A reflective display comprising:two adjacent reflective bodies being positioned side-by-side and spaced apart by a gap and each one of the two adjacent reflective bodies comprising a front reflective surface for displaying a stream of images thereon; and
a seam inserted in the gap between the two adjacent reflective bodies, the seam comprising:
a strip of light propagating material, the strip of light propagating material defining a front surface, two sides surfaces and a back surface, the side surfaces being positioned between the adjacent reflective bodies and the front surface of the strip of light propagating material being aligned with the front reflective surfaces of the adjacent reflective bodies;
a plurality of lighting units positioned along the back surface of the strip of light propagating material for propagating light in the strip of light propagating material towards the front surface of the strip of light propagating material, whereby when light is propagated in the strip of light propagating material, the gap between the two adjacent reflective bodies is visually suppressed; and
a plurality of light detectors, the light detectors being positioned along the strip of light propagating material, each light detector for collecting light projected on the reflective surfaces in an area surrounding the light detector and generating corresponding lighting data,
wherein each lighting unit comprises: a red light-emitting diode (LED), a green LED and a blue LED, and each lighting unit further comprises a light controller for controlling actuation of the red LED, the green LED and the blue LED.

US Pat. No. 10,338,549

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR SUBSCRIBING REMOTE DEVICES TO PROCESS CONTROL DATA

FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS,...

1. A method of securely subscribing a remote computing device to obtain process data from a process control system of a process plant, comprising:receiving, at a mobile server via a first network from a data server, configuration data indicating a configuration of the process control system;
establishing, by the mobile server, a communication connection with the remote computing device via a second network;
receiving, at the mobile server via the second network from the remote computing device, an indication of a view list requesting process data associated with the process control system, wherein the process data corresponds to available data indicated by the configuration data;
receiving, at the mobile server via the first network from the data server, a polling request for a list of data to be sent from the data server to the mobile server;
determining, by the mobile server, the list of data based at least in part upon the view list;
sending, from the mobile server to the data server via the first network, the list of data in response to the polling request;
receiving, at the mobile server via the first network from the data server, a plurality of data values associated with the list of data; and
sending, from the mobile server to the remote computing device via the second network, a view set containing at least some of the plurality of data values corresponding to the view list associated with the remote computing device.

US Pat. No. 10,338,424

CURVED DISPLAY APPARATUS

Sakai Display Products Co...

1. A curved display apparatus with transistors of respective pixels arranged in a matrix form on a bendable display screen, the apparatus comprising:a plurality of gate lines arranged side by side in a row direction of the matrix and each connected to each gate of a plurality of transistors aligned in a column direction of the matrix,
a plurality of source lines arranged side by side in the column direction of the matrix and each connected to each source of a plurality of transistors aligned in the row direction of the matrix,
a gate drive signal output circuit to provide a drive signal;
a gate drive circuit receptive of the drive signal to sequentially provide a gate signal for simultaneously turning on each of the plurality of transistors aligned in the column direction of the matrix to the plurality of gate lines,
a source drive circuit to provide a pixel data signal to each of the plurality of source lines, the each pixel data signal representing a gradation of a pixel for each of the plurality of transistors aligned in the row direction of the matrix, and
a source signal circuit to provide the pixel data signal to the source drive circuit,
wherein the source signal circuit and the gate drive signal output circuit are provided along a first bendable edge of the display screen, the first bendable edge having a first curvature, and the gate drive circuit is provided along a second bendable edge at the bottom or top of the display screen, the second bendable edge having a second curvature larger than the first curvature.

US Pat. No. 10,338,413

PROCESS FOR MAKING A TEMPLE FOR AN EYEGLASS FRAME AND TEMPLE FOR AN EYEGLASS FRAME OBTAINED BY MEANS OF SUCH PROCESS

MARCOLIN S.P.A., Longaro...

1. Process for making a temple for an eyeglass frame, which comprises the following operational steps:a step of arranging an elongated body made of a plastic material extended along a main extension axis (Y);
a first heating step, in which said elongated body is heated up to its softening temperature ranging between 60° C.-100° C.;
a step of housing said elongated body in a shaped concavity of a mold;
a step of arranging a metallic rod-like core of length equal to or less than said elongated body;
a second heating step, in which said metallic core is heated at a temperature ranging between 250° C.-350° C.;
an insertion step, in which said metallic core is inserted within said elongated body along an insertion direction (X) substantially parallel to the main extension axis (Y) of said elongated body for at least one section of said elongated body;
said process being characterized in that:
said housing step is preceded by a step of positioning at least one ornamental element in at least one seat provided within the shaped concavity of said mold, and in such seat said ornamental element is at least partially retained by shape coupling;
said ornamental element has at least one undercut portion which, at least in said housing step, is completely embedded in the plastic material that constitutes said elongated body;
subsequent to said insertion step, at least one coupling portion of said ornamental element remains visible once said elongated body is extracted from said mold;
said positioning step provides for inserting, with shape coupling of male/female type, at least one projecting element of the coupling portion of the ornamental element in a corresponding recess of the seat of said mold;
following said insertion step, once said elongated body is extracted from said mold, a removal step is provided, in which said at least one projecting element is at least partially removed.

US Pat. No. 10,338,400

AUGMENTED REALITY EYEWEAR WITH VAPE OR WEAR TECHNOLOGY

Holovisions LLC, St. Pau...

1. Augmented reality eyewear with Volumetric Annular Photon Emission (VAPE) technology comprising:an annular light projector which projects images of virtual objects into a person's field of vision;
an annular light reflector and/or refractor which receives light rays from the annular light projector and redirects these light rays away from the person's eye, wherein an optical axis of the annular light reflector and/or refractor is substantially same as an optical axis of the person's eye; and
an eyewear lens, wherein the eyewear lens receives light rays from the annular light reflector and/or refractor and at least partially reflects these light rays back toward the person's eye, and wherein the eyewear lens receives light rays from environment and transmits these light rays toward the person's eye.

US Pat. No. 10,338,396

OPTICAL SYSTEM AND A METHOD FOR OPERATING AN HUD

Jabil Optics Germany GmbH...

1. An optical system, comprising:an imaging system designed to impress image information onto an optical radiation;
a display system designed to project the optical radiation;
a deflection device designed to deflect the projected optical radiation, wherein the deflection device allows an active control of the deflection direction in at least two degrees of freedom, wherein the deflection device comprises a mirror that is supported in such a manner that it can be rotated and/or its position can be changed;
at least one optically transparent pane-shaped element designed to at least partially reflect the deflected optical radiation, wherein the deflection device guides the projected optical radiation onto the pane-shaped element in such a manner that the optical radiation hits the pane-shaped element at an angle,
wherein the imaging system, the display system, the deflection device and the pane-shaped element are arranged in relation to each other such that a virtual image of optical radiation containing the image information is generated, wherein a first edge point of the pane-shaped element differs from a second edge point of the pane-shaped element, and wherein the first edge point comprises a minimal distance (dmin(1)) to the deflection device and the second edge point comprises a minimal distance (dmin(2)) to the imaging system, wherein a distance between the first edge point and the second edge point along a circumference (U) of the pane-shaped element is at least 10% of the circumference (U) of the pane-shaped element;
an eye tracking module, designed to determine a Line-of-Sight of an observer onto the pane-shaped element; and
a control unit, adapted to vary a position of the virtual image in a region of the pane-shaped element by means of the deflection device such that the virtual image is tracked to the Line-of-Sight of the observer, wherein for every Line-of-Sight of an observer onto the pane-shaped element the size of the virtual image directly created by the imaging system is smaller than 90% of a Field-of-View of the optical system.

US Pat. No. 10,338,376

IMAGE STABILIZATION AND PIXEL SHIFTING FOR A NANOSATELLITE IMAGING SYSTEM

Hera Systems, Inc., San ...

1. A satellite imaging system, mounted on or within a satellite adapted for use in orbit, for capturing images to be taken from the orbit, the satellite imaging system comprising:a telescope section arranged to receive incoming light;
a lens system, comprising at least one lens positioned in an optical path;
a camera having a sensor array that shifts in a perpendicular shift relative to an optical axis of the optical path while capturing an image to be captured to improve the resolution thereof; and
an attitude determination and control system, whereby the the attitude determination and control system stabilizes the satellite while capturing the image to be captured, in part by counteracting movement of the satellite that is caused by, or is predicted to be caused by, the perpendicular shift of the sensor array.

US Pat. No. 10,338,321

LARGE SCALE STEERABLE COHERENT OPTICAL SWITCHED ARRAYS

Analog Photonics LLC, Bo...

1. An optical structure comprising:a light source;
a plurality of optical emitters;
an optical power distribution network optically connecting the light source to the plurality of optical emitters, said optical power distribution network including a plurality of individually controllable switches;
wherein said switches are configured such that optical power emitted from the light source that enters the optical power distribution network will be emitted from a single one of the plurality of optical emitters;
wherein a portion of the emitted optical power is subsequently reflected by an object;
wherein the reflected optical power portion is received by the single one of the emitters; and
wherein the received reflected optical power is conveyed in an optical path of the distribution network, said received optical power path is the same as but in a reverse direction to an emitted optical path that the emitted optical power traversed from the light source to the one emitter.

US Pat. No. 10,338,283

COMPOSITE GLUE COATING DEVICE AND PREPARATION METHOD FOR FANCY REFLECTIVE MATERIAL USING THE SAME

Hangzhou Chinastars Refle...

1. A composite glue coating device comprising:a composite glue roller;
a glue coating roller;
a glue sink device; and
a glue scrapping device, wherein the composite glue roller and the glue coating roller are arranged as a clamping roller set and a bead planting film passing interval is formed between the composite glue roller and the glue coating roller, the glue scrapping device is connected with a scraper of the glue coating roller, a plurality of glue moving grooves are evenly distributed on the glue coating roller, the glue coating roller is connected with the glue sink device and is glue immersed, the glue coating roller rotates to transfer the glue inside the glue sink device into the glue moving grooves, and to coat the plating layer of the bead planting film with the glue inside the glue moving grooves;
wherein a tangent plane included angle between the glue scrapping device and the roller surface of the glue coating roller is a=15±1°.

US Pat. No. 10,338,260

METAL DETECTION APPARATUS AND METAL DETECTION METHOD

ANRITSU INFIVIS CO., LTD....

1. A metal detection apparatus for detecting foreign metal being contained in an article which is an inspection object, the metal detection apparatus comprising:a table for placing the article;
magnetic field generation means for generating a magnetic field for inspection over an upper surface with a predetermined largeness of the table on which the article is placed from a lower region of the table which overlaps the upper surface;
a magnetic sensor portion comprising at least one magnetic sensor and which is disposed in the lower region of the table and detects a near magnetic field with a sensing area narrower than the lower region;
scanning means for moving a location of the magnetic sensor portion from a first stand-by position to a second stand-by position so that the sensing area of the magnetic sensor portion covers the entire lower region of the table; and
determination means for determining presence or absence of the foreign metal being contained in the article placed on the table on the basis of a change in a magnetic field being detected by the magnetic sensor portion being moved by the scanning means.

US Pat. No. 10,338,246

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MICROSEISMIC EVENT WAVEFRONT ESTIMATION

Seismic Innovations, Men...

1. A method of analyzing a microseismic event, comprising:receiving a plurality of traces associated with the microseismic event that were respectively generated by a plurality of sensors disposed underground;
processing the plurality of traces to obtain a respective plurality of sets of samples that are time-aligned in accordance with a respective estimate of arrival time of a wavefront associated with the microseismic event at each of the plurality of sensors; and
decomposing the plurality of sets of samples into a respective plurality of sets of one or more basis waveform shapes and corresponding sensor weights to form an estimate of the wavefront at the sensors while suppressing background noise associated with the traces,
wherein the plurality of traces are associated with a microseismic survey of a subsurface region, and wherein the estimate of the wavefront associated with the microseismic event assists in analyzing the microseismic survey.

US Pat. No. 10,338,229

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING SECURE TIMING AND POSITION SYNCHRONIZATION FROM GNSS

ACCUBEAT, LTD., Jerusale...

1. A securing interface apparatus to be inserted between a GNSS antenna and a first, unsecured, GNSS receiver fed by said antenna, for providing immunity against spoofing or jamming or interrupting of the timing provided by said first unsecured GNSS receiver, said securing interface apparatus comprising:a) a second GNSS receiver, fed by said antenna and including a local oscillator and being immune against spoofing or jamming of timing, for outputting trusted timing and the last GNSS data, said second GNSS receiver including a detection module which is adapted to analyze raw RF signals received from GNSS satellites and verify the signals integrity and authenticity;
b) a GNSS Simulator, fed by said trusted timing and GNSS data, said GNSS Simulator is adapted to:
b.1) as long as said received GNSS data is found authentic, allowing said received GNSS data to reach the input of said first, unsecured, GNSS receiver;
b.2) upon detecting that said received GNSS data is not authentic, produce, using the output of said local oscillator and at least a portion of the last GNSS data, redundant simulated RF GNSS signals mimicking raw RF signals received from GNSS satellites; and
b.3) transmit said redundant simulated RF GNSS to the input of said first, unsecured, GNSS receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,338,193

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR RSS/AOA TARGET 3-D LOCALIZATION IN WIRELESS NETWORKS

Marko Beko, Alfragide (P...

1. An apparatus for target localization in wireless networks comprising:M targets and N anchor receivers, wherein each anchor receiver includes at least one directive or antenna array to receive a signal sent from a target;
a processing unit configured to receive the RSS (received signal strength) information form said receivers and to process the RSS information and to compute a distance measurement between said targets and said receivers;
a processing unit configured to receive AoA (angle of arrival) information from said receivers, wherein the AOA information includes angles of azimuth and elevation measurements of the incoming signal transmitted by each one of the targets present in the wireless network;
a processing unit configured to compute a conversion from Cartesian coordinates of the RSS and AOA information to spherical coordinates in order to merge the RSS and AoA information; and
an estimator configured to estimate a location of each target based on the merged RSS and AoA information and WLS (weighted least squares) criterion, wherein the WLS criterion determines weights based on a ML (maximum likelihood) estimate of the distance measurement.

US Pat. No. 10,338,125

TEST POINT ADAPTER FOR COAXIAL CABLE CONNECTIONS

PPC BROADBAND, INC., Eas...

1. A test point adaptor for coaxial cables, comprising:a main body having a first longitudinal axis, the main body including:
a first end comprising a first interface,
a second end comprising a second interface, and
a first center conductor extending at least from the first interface to the second interface;
a test body having a second longitudinal axis arranged transversely to the first longitudinal axis, the test body including:
an outer conductive sleeve,
a test body end comprising a third interface,
an electrically conductive contact member in electrical contact with the first center conductor, and
a gripping arrangement electrically coupled with the electrically conductive contact member;
a cap including
a sleeve configured to matingly engage an outer surface of the outer conductive sleeve, and
a terminator configured to be aligned with and received by the gripping arrangement, which electrically couples the terminator to the electrically conductive contact member; and
a sealing member, wherein
the cap includes an inner surface having an annular groove configured to receive the sealing member,
the sealing member is configured to engage an outer surface of the outer conductive sleeve when the cap is matingly engaged with the outer surface of the outer conductive sleeve to provide a watertight connection at the third interface,
an endmost region of the outer surface of the outer conductive sleeve has an outside diameter that is smaller than a region of the outer conductive surface that engages the sleeve of the cap, and
the sealing member is configured to engage the outer surface of the outer conductive sleeve to achieve the watertight connection when the cap is coupled with the outer conductor sleeve, while the sleeve of the cap does not matingly engage the endmost region of the outer conductive sleeve when the cap is coupled with the outer conductor sleeve.

US Pat. No. 10,338,097

JOGGLE JOINTED DETECTION APPARATUS

STROMLINET NANO LIMITED, ...

1. A detection apparatus used for detecting an object, including:a first platform comprising a plurality of first circuit boards being joggle jointed and combined with each other, at least part of the first circuit boards electrically connected to each other, a carrying table for carrying the object to be detected being disposed on the first platform;
a second platform comprising at least one second circuit board, a detection module being disposed on the second platform for detecting the object, and the detection module electrically connected to at least a part of the at least one second circuit board; and
a plurality of screws connected between the first platform and the second platform.

US Pat. No. 10,338,035

IMAGING METHOD AND DEVICE BASED ON GUIDED WAVE SCATTERING OF OMNI-DIRECTIONAL MAGNETO-ACOUSTIC TRANSDUCERS

NANCHANG HANGKONG UNIVERS...

1. An imaging method based on guided wave scattering of omni-directional magneto-acoustic transducers, comprising:S1, selecting an nth omni-directional magneto-acoustic transducer from N omni-directional magneto-acoustic transducers uniformly arranged in a detection region of a metal plate to be detected as an excitation magneto-acoustic transducer to excite an omni-directional ultrasonic guided wave, where N is a positive integer;
S2, selecting in omni-directional magneto-acoustic transducers from the N omni-directional magneto-acoustic transducers as omni-directionally receiving magneto-acoustic transducers to omni-directionally receive an ultrasonic guided wave signal, and calculating a travel time and intensity of the ultrasonic guided wave signal, where m is a positive integer less than or equal to N;
S3, judging whether the excitation magneto-acoustic transducer and the omni-directionally receiving magneto-acoustic transducers form a scattering group, if yes, calculating a position of a scattering point according to the travel time and intensity of the ultrasonic guided wave signal, and a position of the scattering group;
S4, judging whether the position of the scattering point is within a preset scattering region, if yes, determining the position of the scattering point as an effective scattering point; and
S5, repeating the steps S1 to S4 until all of the N omni-directional magneto-acoustic transducers have excited omni-directional ultrasonic guided waves, and performing curve fitting on all effective scattering points acquired to obtain a defect profile image of the metal plate to be detected.

US Pat. No. 10,337,987

RADIAL-LINE SCANNING SPECTROMETER WITH TWO-DIMENSIONAL SENSOR

Canon U.S.A. , Inc., Mel...

1. An apparatus for spectrally encoded endoscopy (SEE) comprising:an illumination light guiding element configured to direct an illumination light beam towards a sample;
a detection light guiding element configured to collect a reflected light beam from the sample, wherein at least one of the illumination light guiding element and the detection light guiding element is configured to spectrally disperse the illumination light beam or the reflected light beam, respectively, into a spectrally encoded line;
a rotary element configured to rotate or oscillate the reflected light beam; and
a two-dimensional sensor, wherein the dispersed reflected light beam is guided from the rotary element to the two-dimensional sensor, such that the spectrally encoded line scans the two-dimensional sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,337,964

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MONITORING, INFERRING STATE OF HEALTH, AND OPTIMIZING EFFICIENCY OF REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS

KLATU Networks, Inc., Po...

1. A method of monitoring operational efficiency of a refrigeration system, comprising:configuring a controller to collect data from one or more sensors, wherein the controller is located outside a cooled compartment of a monitored refrigeration system and communicatively coupled to the one or more sensors;
receiving a plurality of measurements obtained by at least one sensor of the one or more sensors from an electric circuit providing power to the monitored refrigeration system, wherein the plurality of measurements is received from the controller over a connection established through a communication network, and wherein the plurality of measurements includes periodic measurements of current in a circuit that feeds the monitored refrigeration system over a period of time sufficient to characterize current usage during a plurality of temperature cycles within the cooled compartment of the monitored refrigeration system;
determining a plurality of current usage cycles from the plurality of measurements, wherein each of the plurality of current usage cycles is indicative of electrical current consumed by a compressor of the monitored refrigeration system during the temperature cycle; and
determining whether a failure or loss of energy efficiency of the monitored refrigeration system is predicted based on a trend detected in the plurality of current usage cycles that relate to variation from a nominal current usage cycle obtained by measuring current used by a nominally operating refrigeration system over a corresponding temperature cycle and a change in duty cycle in the plurality of current usage cycles.

US Pat. No. 10,337,926

LOW-DRIFT INFRARED DETECTOR

MELEXIS TECHNOLOGIES NV, ...

1. A semiconductor device for measuring IR radiation originating from outside the semiconductor device, comprising:a semiconductor substrate with a cap hermetically sealed to said substrate to enclose at least one cavity,
at least one sensor pixel arranged in the cavity, comprising a first absorber arranged for receiving said IR radiation, and adapted for generating a sensor output signal indicative of the incoming IR radiation,
at least one reference pixel arranged in the cavity, comprising a second absorber, and a heater for increasing the temperature of the second absorber by applying a power to that heater, wherein the reference pixel is shielded from said IR radiation, and adapted for generating a reference output signal indicative of the applied power to the heater,
wherein the semiconductor device comprises a controller adapted for:
measuring a responsivity of the semiconductor device by:
applying a power to the heater of the reference pixel, while not heating the sensor pixel,
measuring a first output signal of the unheated sensor pixel or of an unheated additional reference pixel and a first reference output signal of the heated reference pixel,
obtaining the responsivity as a function of a measure of the applied power to the heater and of the difference between the first output signal and the first reference output signal,
applying a period of cooling down of the reference pixel until the temperature of the reference pixel is substantially the same as the temperature of the sensor pixel,
generating the output signal indicative of the IR radiation, based on the difference between the sensor output signal of the sensor pixel and the reference output signal of the reference pixel measured when the temperature of the sensor pixel is substantially equal to the temperature of the reference pixel, by converting this difference into the output signal which is indicative of the IR radiation using the measured responsivity.

US Pat. No. 10,337,887

MAGNETIC SENSOR INHIBITING INFLUENCE OF INDUCED ELECTROMOTIVE FORCE

Asahi Kasei Microdevices ...

1. A magnetic sensor comprising:a magnetic converging plate;
an electromagnetic converting element disposed on one surface side of the magnetic converging plate;
at least two wires that connect to the electromagnetic converting element; and
a circuit that connects to the at least two wires and receives a signal from the electromagnetic converting element, wherein
between the electromagnetic converting element and the circuit, the at least two wires cross while being spaced apart from each other in a direction perpendicular to the one surface of the magnetic converging plate to form a compensation loop between a cross of the at least two wires and the circuit, and
in a planar view as seen in a direction perpendicular to the one surface of the magnetic converging plate, at least part of a region occupied by the compensation loop is covered by the magnetic converging plate.

US Pat. No. 10,337,882

OPTICAL PROJECTION SYSTEM AND DEVICES THEREOF

OPTICSER CO., LTD., New ...

6. An optical projection system, comprising:an imaging unit to project at least one predefined image;
a reflector to receive and reflect the predefined image;
a reflective curved mirror set at one side of the imaging unit and located in the reflective path of the reflector to provide for adjusting the imaging path, reducing the virtual image aberration, and projecting the predefined image on a windshield and furthermore reflecting to the user's eyes; wherein the virtual image is imaged at the outer side of the windshield; and
at least one optical lens set in the imaging path to magnify the predefined image;
wherein the imaging unit, the reflector, and the reflective curved mirror are located at the same horizontal plane to make the imaging path gain a vertical component only from the reflective curved mirror.

US Pat. No. 10,337,837

FLIP SIGHT SYSTEMS FOR FIREARMS

Strike Industries, Inc., ...

1. A flip sight system having a plurality of configurations and implementable on a firearm, comprising:a front sight assembly configured to attach to a rail which is on a top side of the firearm, comprising:
a front base configured to attach the front sight assembly to the firearm;
a front pivot joint; and
a front sight attached to the front base via the front pivot joint;
a rear sight assembly configured to attach to the rail which is on the top side of the firearm, comprising:
a rear base configured to attach the rear sight assembly to the firearm;
a rear pivot joint; and
a rear sight attached to the rear base via the rear pivot joint;
wherein, when the flip sight system is in a first deployed configuration of the plurality of configurations, the front sight and the rear sight protrude from the firearm and are offset from the top side of the firearm such that no portion of the front sight and the rear sight is directly above the rail or the top side of the firearm;
wherein, when the flip sight system is in a second deployed configuration of the plurality of configurations when an attached optics is mounted on the rail, the front sight and the rear sight are in-line with the attached optics such that the flip sight system operates as co-witness and backup sights to the attached optics;
wherein, when the flip sight system is in a first collapsed configuration of the plurality of configurations, the front sight and the rear sight are folded down toward the firearm and are offset from the top side of the firearm such that no portion of the front sight and the rear sight is directly above the rail or the top side of the firearm;
wherein, when the flip sight system is in a second collapsed configuration of the plurality of configurations, the front sight and the rear sight are folded down toward the firearm and are offset from the top side of the firearm such that no portion of the front sight and the rear sight is directly above the rail or the top side of the firearm.

US Pat. No. 10,337,749

ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT SYSTEM

BioZone Scientific Intern...

1. A ventilation system, comprising:a ventilation hood plenum coupled to a ventilation exhaust outlet; and
an ultraviolet light system, comprising:
an ultraviolet light source coupled inside of the ventilation hood plenum;
a light power module, comprising:
a base coupled to an outside surface of a wall of the ventilation hood plenum; and
a light connector extending out of the base, the light connector further extending into the inside of the ventilation hood plenum through the wall of the ventilation hood plenum; and
a light wire positioned entirely within the ventilation hood plenum, the light wire having a first end coupled to the ultraviolet light source, and further having a second end coupled to the light connector.

US Pat. No. 10,337,743

ASSEMBLY UNIT FOR AN INDUCTION HOB, INDUCTION HOB AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING AN ASSEMBLY UNIT

Electrolux Home Products ...

1. An assembly unit for an induction hob with at least one induction element, comprising:a first carrying element and a second carrying element respectively carrying a first set and a second set of devices that respectively supply a first and a second induction element, the first and second carrying elements each comprising a base area, the base area comprising sides protruding upward from the base area, a first one of the sides comprising a protrusion extending away from the base area, a second one of the sides being positioned opposite the first side and comprising a recess extending into the base area, a third one of the sides extending between an edge of the first side and an edge of the second side and comprising a protrusion and a recess,
wherein the recess and the protrusion of the third side of the first carrying element are respectively coupled to the protrusion and the recess of the third side of the second carrying element.

US Pat. No. 10,337,684

LIGHTING DEVICE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE COMPRISING A LIGHT GUIDE

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. An optical lighting module for a motor vehicle, the optical lighting module comprising:at least two parallel transverse rows of light guides;
a first rear portion including the light guides arranged along one of the at least two parallel transverse rows, each light guide comprising an output front end face for a light beam; and
a front portion which has a front face for the light beam, wherein the front face of the front portion is conformed to spread the light beam at least in a vertical direction, an output face of the front portion having transverse vertical end strips, each incurved about a transverse axis to spread the light beam vertically emitted by one of the two parallel transverse rows of light guides.

US Pat. No. 10,337,683

HEAD LAMP APPARATUS FOR VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A head lamp apparatus for a vehicle comprising:a first photodiode configured for detecting a quantity of outputted white light when a blue laser beam generated from a laser-light-source module is outputted through a fluorescent substance to output the white light, and then converting a quantity of the outputted white light into a value of first electrical energy;
a second photodiode configured for detecting a quantity of noise light excluding the quantity of the white light outputted through the fluorescent substance, and then converting the quantity of the noise light into a value of second electrical energy;
a controller configured for controlling a supply of power to the laser-light-source module using the value of the first electrical energy and the value of the second electrical energy;
a housing accommodating the laser-light-source module, the fluorescent substance, and the first photodiode therein; and
a reflector reflecting the white light, outputted from the fluorescent substance to a front of the vehicle,
wherein the first photodiode is fixedly disposed at a top portion of the housing to face an inner surface of the reflector.

US Pat. No. 10,337,654

TOROIDAL FLUID SWIVEL FOR HIGH PRESSURE APPLICATIONS

SINGLE BUOY MOORINGS INC....

1. A fluid swivel for allowing transfer of a fluid across a rotary interface in a swivel rotational central plane between an incoming fluid line and an outgoing product piping, the swivel comprising:an inner annular element and an outer annular element, that are located with their adjacent cylindrical surfaces in a close proximity, the inner annular element and the outer annular element defining in the swivel rotational central plane a chamber between the adjacent cylindrical surfaces of the inner and outer annular elements for receiving the fluid, wherein the inner annular element of the swivel is arranged with a connecting conduit to be connected to an end of the incoming fluid line which extends through said element to the chamber for supply of the fluid to the chamber, and wherein the outer annular element of the swivel is arranged to be connected to the outgoing product piping and is provided with a primary duct for transport of the fluid from the chamber to the product piping; and
a primary outer reinforcing annular wall arranged adjacent to and around the outer peripheral wall of the outer annular element, the primary outer reinforcing annular wall being arranged with two peripheral centering surface portions for contacting and/or registering with the outer peripheral wall of the outer annular element, the primary outer reinforcing annular wall further being arranged with at least a first central peripheral opening extending along a portion of the periphery of the outer reinforcing annular wall for allowing the primary duct to pass through there.

US Pat. No. 10,337,637

CIRCUIT CONTROLLER FOR ELECTROMAGNETIC VALVE

NINGBO HOYEA MACHINERY MA...

1. A circuit controller for use in an electromagnetic valve which comprises:a valve core, an input module, a step-down module, a voltage switching module, an output module, a current detection module, and an inrush current suppression module;
wherein said valve core is arranged for electrically connecting with a power source, wherein said circuit controller generates a turn-on current for driving the valve core in an operating state when said electromagnetic valve is turned on, and generates a holding current for maintaining the valve core in the operating state after said electromagnetic valve is turned on, wherein an amount of said turn-on current is lamer than that of said holding current;
wherein said input module is electrically connected with said step-down module and said voltage switching module respectively, wherein said step-down module is electrically connected with said voltage switching module and said input module respectively, wherein said voltage switching module is electrically connected with said input module, said step-down module, said the output module, wherein the turn-on current is provided by said voltage switching module when said electromagnetic valve is turned on, and the holding current is also provided by said voltage switching module while a voltage switching signal is received by said voltage switching module;
wherein said current detection module is electrically connected to said voltage switching module, wherein said current detection module detects an amount of current passed through said voltage switching module, and then transmits detection results to said step-down module, wherein said step-down module adjusts the amount of the current passed through said voltage switching module based on the detection results.

US Pat. No. 10,337,598

LIMITED SLIP DIFFERENTIAL

ARB CORPORATION LIMITED, ...

1. A limited slip differential for a vehicle comprising:a carrier rotatable about a first axis and configured to contain lubricant;
a pinion gear arranged within the carrier and rotatable about a second axis arranged perpendicular to the first axis;
a side gear arranged within the carrier and rotatable about the first axis, the side gear engaged with the pinion gear; and
a clutch pack arranged within the carrier and rotatable about the first axis, the clutch pack comprising a captive disk engaged with the carrier, and a floating disk arranged adjacent the captive disk and engaged with the side gear;
each of the captive disk and the floating disk having a central region, a peripheral region, and defining at least one lubrication aperture for containing a volume of the lubricant,
wherein one of the captive and the floating disk has a first face defining a first lubrication aperture proximal to the central region, and defining a second lubrication aperture spaced radially apart from the first lubrication aperture and proximal to the peripheral region, and
wherein the other disk has a second face arranged opposite the first face, the second face having two notional profiles projected thereon, the notional profiles corresponding with the first lubrication aperture and the second lubrication aperture, and the second face defining an intermediate lubrication aperture spaced radially apart from the central region between the notional profiles, and
wherein a first notional circle arranged on the second face and concentric with the central region is tangential with the intermediate lubrication aperture and intersects the first lubrication aperture notional profile, and a second notional circle arranged on the second face and concentric with the central region is tangential with the intermediate lubrication aperture and intersects the second lubrication aperture notional profile, and
wherein, in use, the carrier is at least partially filled with lubricant and the disks rotate relative to each other so that the intermediate lubrication aperture rotates past and partially overlaps the first lubrication aperture causing a volume of the lubricant contained in the first lubrication aperture to move into the intermediate lubrication aperture, and the intermediate lubrication aperture rotates past and partially overlaps the second lubrication aperture causing the volume of the lubricant contained in the intermediate lubrication aperture to move into the second lubrication aperture, thereby causing the lubricant to travel progressively from the central regions towards the peripheral regions via each of the lubrication apertures.

US Pat. No. 10,337,583

THROUGH-SHAFT STEERING DAMPER

MF IP Holding, LLC, West...

8. A through-shaft damper, comprising:an elongate damper body comprising a central bore defining a first chamber configured to retain damping fluid, the elongate damper body having a first aperture at a proximal end and a second aperture at a distal end;
a shaft slidingly disposed within the central bore and extending through the first aperture and second aperture;
an insert coupled to the distal end of the elongate damper body, the insert surrounding the shaft and extending from the distal end into the first chamber;
a second chamber positioned adjacent the distal end within the bore and configured to retain a gas, the second chamber partially defined by an external surface of the insert; and
a movable wall configured to move independently from the shaft and associated with the insert, the movable wall providing fluid separation between the first chamber and the second chamber, wherein the movable wall is configured to provide a volumetric change of the second chamber that is inverse to a volumetric change of the damping fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,337,508

FLUID-END OF A HIGH PRESSURE PUMP

GARDNER DENVER PETROLEUM ...

1. A pump comprising:a housing defining a plurality of plunger bores, a plurality of inlet bores, and a plurality of discharge bores;
a plurality of plungers each disposed within one of the plunger bores and reciprocal along one of a plurality of plunger axes; and
a first interior wall arranged to at least partially define a first of the plurality of inlet bores, the first interior wall having a contour in a cross section taken normal to the plunger axes, the first interior wall at least partially defined by the revolution of the contour about a first inlet axis that is normal to and intersects a first of the plurality of plunger axes, the contour including:
a cylindrical portion arranged parallel to the first inlet axis;
a planar portion extending in a direction perpendicular to the inlet axis and spaced a first distance from the plunger axis;
a convex bulge portion extending radially inward toward the inlet axis relative to the cylindrical portion and spaced a second distance from the plunger axis, the second distance being less than the first distance; and
a V-shaped groove portion extending from the convex bulge portion.

US Pat. No. 10,337,367

FOUR-STROKE ENGINE LUBRICATION SYSTEM

CHONGQING RATO TECHNOLOGY...

1. A four-stroke engine lubrication system, comprising:an engine body in which a crank shaft chamber and an air valve distribution chamber are arranged;
a cylinder head cover fixed onto the engine body and communicated with the atmosphere; and
an oil storage tank which is configured to store lubricating oil, arranged on the engine body, located at one side of a cam, and provided with an oil mist generation device therein; wherein
the oil mist generation device comprises a rotating shaft, an oil stirring plate and a reducing sleeve; the rotating shaft is rotatably arranged on the reducing sleeve; the oil stirring plate is fixed onto the rotating shaft; each of the oil stirring plate and the rotating shaft is provided with an oil outlet passage; the oil outlet passage of the oil stirring plate is communicated with that of the rotating shaft; and the oil outlet passage of the rotating shaft is connected with the oil outlet pipe via the reducing sleeve, an oil outlet passage of the oil mist generation device communicates the oil storage tank with the crank shaft chamber via an oil outlet pipe, the crank shaft chamber is communicated with the air valve distribution chamber via a check valve, the air valve distribution chamber is communicated with the oil storage tank, the air valve distribution chamber is communicated with the cylinder head cover, and the cylinder head cover is communicated with the oil storage tank.

US Pat. No. 10,337,296

GAS LIFT ASSEMBLY

Red Willow Production Com...

1. An apparatus comprising:an elongate body comprising an outer wall, wherein the outer wall defines an interior chamber having an axis and a gas passage in communication with the interior chamber, the elongate body further comprising a base defining a liquid opening and a cap defining an outlet opening adapted to expel a mist from the interior chamber, wherein the liquid opening is adapted to receive a liquid disposed in a wellbore, and wherein the gas passage is adapted to receive a gas, wherein the gas passage is disposed a first distance from the base;
an inner conduit disposed in the interior chamber, and wherein the inner conduit comprises:
a first open end having a first open end diameter and in communication with the liquid opening; and
a second open end having a second open end diameter and in communication with the interior chamber, wherein the second open end is disposed a second distance from the base, wherein the gas passage is disposed at a location along the axis between the first open end and the second open end, and wherein the second open end of the inner conduit is adapted to expel the liquid into the interior chamber; and
a choke disposed between the liquid opening and the first open end, wherein the choke has a choke diameter less than the first open end diameter of the inner conduit and the second open end diameter of the inner conduit and the interior chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,337,058

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR NUCLEIC ACID SEQUENCING VALIDATION, CALIBRATION AND NORMALIZATION

LIFE TECH NOLOGIES CORPOR...

1. A method of preparing a quality control for performing nucleic acid sample sequencing, comprising:generating a set of synthetic nucleic acid sequences, wherein each synthetic nucleic acid sequence in the set of synthetic nucleic acid sequences differs and wherein each of the synthetic nucleic acid sequences in the set of synthetic nucleic acid sequences produces a predefined pattern of detectable signals during sequencing;
attaching one or more synthetic nucleic acid sequences from the set of synthetic nucleic acid sequences to solid supports in plural groups of solid supports, wherein the plural groups of solid supports are divided into a plurality of subsets and wherein the one or more synthetic nucleic acid sequences are attached to the solid supports in the plural groups such that, when nucleic acid sample sequencing is performed, all possible color transitions are observed for consecutive ligation cycles for each subset of the plural groups of solid supports; and
combining each group of solid supports with the synthetic nucleic acid sequences attached to create a control set of solid supports for performing nucleic acid sample sequencing.

US Pat. No. 10,336,978

APPARATUS, METHODS AND COMPOSITION FOR SYNTHESIS OF CANNABINOID COMPOUNDS

TEEWINOT TECHNOLOGIES LIM...

1. A kit for producing a cannabinoid or its analog, comprising a bioreactor containing a composition comprising a cannabinoid precursor in a first phase and a cannabinoid synthase in a second phase, wherein the first phase comprises an organic solvent and the second phase comprises an aqueous solvent.

US Pat. No. 10,336,857

PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF SILYLATED POLYMERS EMPLOYING A BACKMIXING STEP

Momentive Performance Mat...

1. A silylated polyurethane having the general formula (10)X1g—(R1)[-A1C(?O)A2R4Si(CH3)b(OR5)3-b]a-g  (10)
wherein
each occurrence of X1 is a functional group selected from the group consisting of

 wherein each occurrence of R15 is a monovalent hydrocarbon radical containing from about 1 to about 30 carbon atoms and optionally may contain a heteroatom, each occurrence of R16 is hydrogen, an alkyl group of from 1 to 6 carbon atoms or phenyl, each occurrence of R17 is hydrogen, an alkyl group of from 1 to about 6 carbon atoms or phenyl and the subscript his an integer of from 1 to about 6;
each occurrence of A1 is a functional group selected from the group consisting of —O—, —S— and —NH—;
each occurrence of A2 is a functional group selected from the group consisting of —S—, —NR6, where R6 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, an alkyl group containing 1 to about 10 carbon atoms, cycloalkyl group containing from about 5 to about 10 carbon atoms, an aralkyl group containing from about 7 to about 10 carbon atoms, phenyl and —CH[(C?O)OR7]CHR8C(?O)OR7, where R7 is an alkyl group of from 1 to about 10 carbon atoms, a cycloalkyl group of from about 5 to about 10 carbon atoms, an aryl group of from about 6 to about 10 carbon atoms, and aralkyl group of from about 7 to about 10 carbon atoms and R8 is an alkyl group of from 1 to about 10 carbon atoms, a cycloalkyl group of from about 5 to about 10 carbon atoms, an aryl group of from about 6 to about 10 carbon atoms, and aralkyl group of from about 7 to about 10 carbon atoms;
R1 is an organic group containing from about 50 to about 4,000 carbon atoms and at least one functional group selected from group consisting of —O—, —S—, —OC(?O)NH—, —R2NC(?O)NH—, —C(?O)O—, —OC(?O)O—, —OCHR2O—, —C(?O)NR2— and —NR2—, wherein each occurrence of R2 is independently hydrogen, an alkyl group containing from 1 to about 6 carbon atoms or phenyl;
R4 is a divalent alkylene group containing from 1 to about 10 carbon atoms, a cycloalkylene group containing from about 5 to about 10 carbon atoms and an arylene group containing from about 6 to about 10 carbon atoms;
each occurrence of R5 is an alkyl group of from 1 to about 18 carbon atoms or a —R9(OR10)cOR11, wherein R9 is an alkyl group of from 1 to about 18 carbon atoms, R10 is a divalent alkylene group of from about 2 to about 4 carbon atoms, and R11 is an alkyl group of from 1 to about 10 carbon atoms or —C(?O)R12, where R12 is hydrogen, or an alkyl group of from 1 to about 6 carbon atoms, and
the subscripts a, b, c and h are integers wherein a is 1 to about 5, b is 0 to about 2, c is 0 to about 5 and g is 1, with the provisos that (i) a-g is greater than or equal to 1, and (ii) when A1 is —O— or —S—, then A2 is —NH—.

US Pat. No. 10,336,768

PYRIMIDINE COMPOUNDS AND METHODS USING THE SAME

Yuma Therapeutics, Inc., ...

1. A compound according to formula (I):or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,wherein
Z1 is —OR7 or —SR7;
Z2 is —C(R3)? or —N?;
each R1 and R2 is, independently, H, optionally substituted C1-3 acyl, or optionally substituted C1-3 alkyl;
R3 and R4 combine to form —X1—X2—X3—; or R3 is H, halogen, cyano, optionally substituted C1-6 alkyl, optionally substituted C1-3 alkoxy, or optionally substituted amino, and R4 is halogen, cyano, optionally substituted C1-6 alkyl, optionally substituted C1-3 alkoxy, optionally substituted amino, or optionally substituted C1-6 thioalkoxy;
wherein
X1 is —S—, —O—, —(CR14R15)—, —C(R16)?, —N(R9)—, or —N?;
X2 is —(CR17R18)n—, —S—, —O—, —N(R9)—, —C(R19)?, ?C(R20)—, or ?C(R21)—C(R22)?;
X3 is —(CR14R15)—, —S—, —O—, —N(R9)—, ?N—, ?C(R23)—;
each R14 and R15 is, independently, H or optionally substituted C1-3 alkyl, or R14 and R15 combine to form ?O or ?S;
each R17 and R18 is, independently, H or optionally substituted C1-3 alkyl, or R17 and R18 combine to form ?O or ?S;
each R16, R19, R20, R21, R22, and R23 is, independently, H or optionally substituted C1-3 alkyl; and
n is 1 or 2;
R5 is halogen, H, optionally substituted C1-3 alkyl, optionally substituted C1-3 alkoxy, or CN;
R6 is halogen, H, optionally substituted C1-3 alkyl, optionally substituted C1-3 alkoxy, or CN;
R7 and R8, together with the atoms to which each is attached, join to form an optionally substituted five membered ring comprising one or two heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of oxygen and sulfur;
R9 is H, optionally substituted C1-3 alkyl, optionally substituted C3-8 cycloalkyl, optionally substituted C6-10 aryl, optionally substituted C2-9 heteroaryl, optionally substituted C2-9 heterocyclyl, optionally substituted C1-3 alkcycloalkyl, optionally substituted C1-3 alkheterocyclyl, or optionally substituted C1-3 alkaryl; and
Rm is H, halogen, cyano, optionally substituted C1-4 acyl, optionally substituted C1-4 alkyl, or optionally substituted C1-3 alkoxy;
wherein
when each R5 and R6 is chloro, Z is —OR7, R7 and R8 combine to form —CH2—CH2—, Z2 is CR3, and R3 and R4 combine to form a group according to formula (IIa),

wherein R9 is H or —C(O)—N(H)-(linear C1-3 alkyl).

US Pat. No. 10,336,641

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A FOAM GLASS WITH HIGH OPEN PORE CONTENT

Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Si...

1. A method for producing foam glass comprising the steps of:combining glass particles with foaming agents, additives and a binding agent to form a mixture;
compressing the mixture in a mold with a compression pressure between 2 MPa and 20 MPa for a period of time between 30 seconds and 15 minutes to form a compressed sample;
de-molding the sample and curing the sample;
heating the sample to a first elevated temperature and maintaining the sample at the first elevated temperature for a first period of time to decompose a part of the foaming agents;
heating the sample from the first elevated temperature to a second elevated temperature and maintaining the sample at the second elevated temperature for a second period of time to decompose the remainder of the foaming agents;
cooling the sample from the second elevated temperature to a first lowered temperature for a third period of time to anneal the sample; and
cooling the sample from the first lowered temperature to an ambient room temperature, the cooled sample having open pore content between 88% and 95%, compression strength between 2.1 MPa and 2.8 MPa, and bulk densities between 0.17 g cm?3 and 0.22 g cm?3.

US Pat. No. 10,336,620

METHOD OF MAKING A GRAPHITE FILM

TAIMIDE TECH. INC., Hsin...

1. A method of making a graphite film, comprising:providing a polyimide film as a precursor;
performing a carbonizing heat treatment on the polyimide film so as to form a carbonized film;
heating the carbonized film from room temperature to 2000 degrees Celsius at a first heating rate, and heating the carbonized film from 2000 degrees Celsius to 2200 degrees Celsius at a second heating rate lower than the first heating rate; and
performing a graphitizing heat treatment on the carbonized film, in which the graphitizing temperature during the graphitizing heat treatment is increased from 2200 degrees Celsius to a highest graphitizing temperature and the average heating rate is equal to or lower than 3 degrees Celsius per minute.

US Pat. No. 10,336,611

SINGLE WALL CARBON NANOTUBE PURIFICATION PROCESS AND IMPROVED SINGLE WALL CARBON NANOTUBES

Technology Acquisition Gr...

1. A method for purifying single wall carbon nanotubes comprising:passing an oxidizing gas into contact with catalyst material carrying single wall carbon nanotubes, said single wall carbon nanotubes having a terminal end cap; and,
oxidizing the carbon atoms of said terminal end cap by continuing to pass said oxidizing gas into contact with the catalyst carrying the single wall carbon nanotubes for a period of time and at a temperature sufficient to oxidize the carbon atoms forming the terminal end cap without damaging the sidewalls of said single wall carbon nanotubes.

US Pat. No. 10,336,598

PORTABLE, POD-BASED SMOOTHIE MAKER

Jooster IP AG, BielBenke...

1. An apparatus for carrying a human-consumable liquid, the apparatus comprising:a container having an inner area, wherein the container is sized to be held in the hand of a user;
a liquid inlet configured to receive liquid;
a pod holder positioned above the inner area and configured to receive and hold one or more pods, wherein the one or more pods carry contents to be mixable with the liquid; and
a carousel positioned between the inner area and the pod holder, wherein the carousel has a pod opening and a liquid opening, and wherein the carousel is selectively rotatable between at least a first position, a second position, and a third position, wherein:
in the first position, the carousel shields the pod holder and the liquid inlet from the inner area,
in the second position, the contents of a pod held in the pod holder move to the inner area of the container, and
in the third position, the carousel shields the pod holder from the inner area and provides a channel from the liquid inlet, through the liquid opening, and to the inner area to permit a liquid received through the liquid inlet to mix with the pod contents in the inner area.

US Pat. No. 10,336,544

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR STORING WATER IN AN UNDERGROUND RESERVOIR AND MANAGING THE SAME

Next Tier Agribusiness, L...

20. A method for storing water in an aquifer underlying a surface crop and root zone comprising the steps of:gathering a volume of water into a surface collection system at an upper elevation;
causing the volume of water to be directed into a piping system wherein the volume of water enters an inlet hydraulically connected to the surface collection system and a first portion of the volume of water exits the piping system through a first outlet into a first porous and permeable layer of the aquifer located at a first elevation below the upper elevation; and
ascertaining a first moisture content in the first porous and permeable layer with a first moisture detector which emits a first output signal associated with the first moisture content and transmits the first output signal to a digital processor, wherein the digital processor instructs an actuated valve to close if flow of the volume of water into the root zone is detected.

US Pat. No. 10,336,520

SINGLE-PLY, NON-CORRUGATED MATERIALS SUITABLE FOR DECORATIVE WRAPPING

THE IMAGINE GROUP, LLC, ...

1. A decorative wrap configured for wrapping around a non-decorative support of goods, the decorative wrap comprising:a rolled sheet of non-corrugated material, the sheet of non-corrugated material having a first side, a second side, a first edge, and a second edge, wherein a height of the sheet of non-corrugated material measured from the first edge to the second edge is between about 6 inches to about 16 inches, and a length of the sheet of non-corrugated material measured parallel to the first or second edge is longer than the height;
a plurality of scores formed into the first side, each score extending for at least a portion of the distance between the first edge and the second edge;
a plurality of scores formed into the second side, each score extending for at least a portion of the distance between the first edge and the second edge; and
a graphic printed on at least one of the first and second sides;
wherein the plurality of scores are formed by deformation of the non-corrugated material to impart stiffness to the non-corrugated material; and
wherein the plurality of scores are spaced to provide a plurality of scored locations at which the sheet of non-corrugated material can be selectively folded to form a corner in the non-corrugated material.

US Pat. No. 10,336,481

DISPLAY PACK

MID-ATLANTIC PACKAGING SP...

18. A display section of a display pack, comprising:a bottom panel for forming at least a portion of a display section bottom;
at least one pair of inner side wall panels for forming at least portions of side walls of the display section, said at least one pair of inner side wall panels disposed on opposite sides of said display section;
a back panel forming at least a portion of a display section back wall, wherein said bottom panel, said at least one pair of side wall panels, and said back panel are formed as an integral unit from a first unitary sheet of material;
a front panel forming at least a portion of a display section front wall and defining at least an edge of a display opening; and
a pair of outer side wall panels for forming at least a portion of the display section side walls, each outer side wall panel of said pair of outer side wall panels being integrally attached to and extending from opposite side edges of the front panel to form outer side walls, each of the outer side wall panels being adhered to an outer face of a respective one inner side wall panel of said at least one pair of inner side wall panels, wherein said front panel and said pair of outer side wall panels are formed as an integral unit from a second unitary sheet of material.

US Pat. No. 10,336,460

ACOUSTIC PANEL FOR AIRCRAFT NACELLE, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE ACOUSTIC PANEL

Airbus Operations S.A.S.,...

1. A method of manufacturing an acoustic panel for an aircraft nacelle, comprising,applying a facesheet to the surface of a mold;
fixing a first surface of a cellular layer configured to trap noise to the facesheet;
fixing a backplate to a second surface of the cellular layer which is the opposite surface to the first surface;
wherein the step of applying a facesheet to the surface of a mold includes applying a layer of preimpregnated woven material containing weft yarns spaced apart from one another and warp yarns spaced apart from one another, so as to form openings between the yarns, the weft yarns having a mutual spacing of between 0.3 mm and 1.5 mm, and the warp yarns having a mutual spacing of between 0.3 mm and 1.5 mm,
making the facesheet, including:
weaving a layer so that the weft yarns of the weave are spaced apart from one another, and so that the warp yarns of the weave are spaced apart from one another, so as to form a layer of woven material; and
preimpregnating the woven material so as to form a layer of preimpregnated woven material;
wherein each fixing step comprises applying a polymerizable adhesive, and
wherein the step of fixing a backplate to the cellular layer is followed by polymerizing the facesheet and the polymerizable adhesive.

US Pat. No. 10,336,414

OPEN/NON-CLOSED, BUOYANT HULL COLLAR ASSEMBLIES

ARMOR INDUSTRIES, LLC, D...

1. An open/non-closed hull collar assembly, comprising:a hull collar structure that includes:
a gunwale;
an outboard boundary that extends in an outward lateral direction from a lower hull portion and that extends in a longitudinal direction from the lower hull portion such that at least a portion of the hull collar structure is at least partially included in a freeboard portion of a boat hull; and
an inboard boundary that extends from the gunwale a portion of a distance to a deck such that the hull collar structure is at least partially open or non-closed to an inner hull volume; and
a foam module that is comprised of a non-expansive, closed cell foam, the foam module being shaped for disposition within the hull collar structure.

US Pat. No. 10,336,350

AXLE OF WHEEL SETS AND RESPECTIVE METHOD FOR THE ULTRASOUND INSPECTION

LUCCHINI RS S.P.A., Love...

1. An axle (100) of railway wheel set extending along a longitudinal axis (X) between two ends (101, 102), the ends (101, 102) each having a journal (107), configured to support a railway wheel and a respective bearing (105) so as to form a wheel set, wherein each end (101, 102) comprises a blind main hole (103), coaxial with the axle (100) and dimensioned to accommodate an ultrasonic probe (200), wherein each blind main hole (103) has a depth within a longitudinal extent of the journal (107) and is dimensioned to receive the ultrasonic probe (200) for inspection of the axle (100) ahead of the probe.

US Pat. No. 10,336,319

METHOD, DEVICE AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM FOR PARKING A SELF-BALANCING VEHICLE

Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Sof...

1. A method for parking a self-balancing vehicle, comprising:determining whether there is a target parking spot for parking the self-balancing vehicle when the self-balancing vehicle needs to be parked; and
when there is a target parking spot for parking the self-balancing vehicle, controlling the self-balancing vehicle to park at the target parking spot,
wherein determining whether there is the target parking spot for parking the self-balancing vehicle comprises:
controlling a body motor of the self-balancing vehicle to drive the self-balancing vehicle to move within a preset area at a preset speed;
controlling the self-balancing vehicle in a preset speed increase manner such that the speed of the self-balancing vehicle is increased to a preset speed threshold if the self-balancing vehicle detects an obstacle during movement within the preset area;
determining whether the self-balancing vehicle is able to go over the obstacle when it moves at the preset speed threshold; and
determining the obstacle as the target parking spot for parking the self-balancing vehicle when it is determined that the self-balancing vehicle is not able to go over the obstacle.

US Pat. No. 10,336,286

FILTRATION DEVICES FOR USE IN AUTOMOTIVE AIRBAG APPLICATIONS AND RELATED METHODS

Trafalgar Associates, LLC...

1. A filtration device for use in automotive airbags, the filtration device comprising:a foam cored body comprising a reticulated foam comprising granular blends of different granular sizes, the reticulated foam having a structural integrity to withstand a supersonic shockwave generated by activation of a pyrotechnic charge in an air bag inflation mechanism; and
the body comprising interconnected struts that define pores through which air that is generated upon activating the pyrotechnic charge in the air bag inflation mechanism passes; and
the interconnected struts of an interior portion of the body being smoother than the interconnected struts of an exterior portion of the body to increase gas flow closer to a point of activation of the pyrotechnic, and the interconnected struts of the exterior portion of the body being rougher than the interconnected struts of the interior portion of the body to increase particle capture at or before the gas exits the filtration device.

US Pat. No. 10,335,926

VISE

Concepts To Solutions, LL...

1. A vise, comprising:a base plate, the base plate including at least:
a longitudinal fixed jaw slot;
at least one latitudinal fixed jaw slot;
a left slide bar cavity;
a right slide bar cavity; and
a worm shaft;
a fixed jaw, the fixed jaw including at least:
a longitudinal tab; and
a latitudinal tab; and
a pusher jaw, the pusher jaw including at least:
a worm shaft mating portion;
a left slide bar; and
a right slide bar.

US Pat. No. 10,335,713

EXTRACTION APPARATUS AND METHOD

Precision Extraction Corp...

1. A closed-loop extraction apparatus for extracting constituent components from a plant material by exposing them to a solvent, the closed-loop extractor apparatus comprising:a solvent tank for receiving and collecting the solvent;
a material tank for receiving the plant material and for receiving a liquid solvent from the solvent tank and exposing the plant material to the solvent for extracting constituent components from the plant material;
a collection tank for receiving the solvent from the material tank including the extracted constituent components; and
a cooled, inline lipid coagulation apparatus coupled between the material tank and the collection tank.

US Pat. No. 10,335,707

MODULAR DEMOUNTABLE SAFETY PANELS, COMPATIBLE WITH APPLICATION ON CONCRETE BASES OR METAL BARRIERS AT MOTOR RACING CIRCUITS AND THEIR RESPECTIVE ASSEMBLY PROCESS

LEADERTECH, UNIPESSOAL, L...

1. A demountable modular safety panel for installation on concrete bases at motor racing circuits, the demountable modular safety panel comprising:a tubular metal shaft (11), vertically aligned with ends of a fencing panel (3), the fencing panel (3) fastened to the tubular metal shaft (11) by a plurality of rectangular retaining brackets (9) and a plurality of metal connectors (12);
a top section (3-a) framed by a square tubular profile (3-b), the top section (3-a) having an insertion portion (10) configured to mount the top section (3-a) to the fencing panel (3) at a 45° angle relative to the fencing panel (3); and
wherein the demountable modular safety panel comprises two “I” section metal supports (15) configured to engage two “U” section channel guides (14) at either end of each concrete base (13) such that each “I” section metal support does not protrude from either end of the concrete base the tubular metal shaft is also received inside the “U” section channel guides along with the “I” shaped section, and an “L” section metal bracket (17) configured to affix the fencing panel (3) of the top section (3-a) to the concrete base (13).

US Pat. No. 10,335,705

VENUE TRAYS AND METHOD FOR MOVING VENUE TRAYS

Tait Towers Manufacturing...

9. An arrangement comprising:a first venue tray, the first venue tray having a close range event portion at which a live actor can make a presentation and/or a display can be shown and a home row seating section;
a second venue tray, the second venue tray having a downrange seating section;
a first periphery event portion at which a live actor can make a presentation and/or a display can be shown; and
a second periphery event portion at which a live actor can make a presentation and/or a display can be shown, the first venue tray and the second venue tray being displaceable relative to one another to a position in which audience members located on the first venue tray view a presentation or a display at the close range event portion of the first venue tray along a different sight line than audience members located on the second venue tray, the first venue tray and the second venue tray being positionable relative to one another such that audience members located on the first venue tray view a presentation or a display at the first periphery portion along the same sight line as audience members located on the second venue tray, and the first venue tray and the second venue tray being displaceable as a single unit to a location at which audience members located on the first venue tray view a presentation or a display at the second periphery event portion along the same sight line as audience members located on the second venue tray.

US Pat. No. 10,335,704

ARTICLE AND PACKAGING FOR GENERATING BUBBLES

Ogosport LLC, Brooklyn, ...

1. An article for soap bubble generation, comprising:an article having at least two flexible and planar films of liquid-resistant material sealed on at least one common edge and forming a pocket between said films; and
a distal planar web provided integrally with said article and extending distally from said sealed common edge, said distal web adapted to be dipped in bubble solution and having at least one hole adapted to form soap bubbles when said web is dipped in bubble solution and air is moved through said at least one hole,
wherein said web is formed by co-planar fusion of said at least two films at respective distal ends of said at least two films.

US Pat. No. 10,335,703

RING COMBINATION TOY

LI HSEN PLASTICS CO., LTD...

1. A ring combination toy, comprising:a plurality of assembling bodies, each being a ring structure and having a plurality of first connecting portions; and
a plurality of assembling pieces, each having two connecting structures and a bent portion, and the connecting structures being coupled to one another through the bent portion to form the assembling pieces, and each of the connecting structures having a second connecting portion corresponding to the respective first connecting portion;
wherein when the second connecting portions of any one of the assembling pieces are engaged with the first connecting portions of any two of the assembling bodies respectively, the assembling bodies and the assembling pieces are spliced together and provided for a user to combine,
wherein the first connecting portions are disposed with an interval apart from each other, and a limit portion is formed and protruded from the interval between the first connecting portions,
wherein the ring combination toy further comprises a spherical stack piece disposed at a circular hollow position for stacking the assembling bodies with each other at a hollow ring position between any two of the assembling bodies when playing the toy.

US Pat. No. 10,335,702

CIRCUIT BUILDING SYSTEM

Brixo Smart Toys Ltd., R...

1. A circuit building system, comprising:a plurality of electrically conductive and detachably and mechanically interconnectable blocks that extend between a low voltage power source and one or more electrically active members and that are selectively interconnected in such a way to build a closable electric block-defined circuit through which current is flowable to activate said one or more electrically active members and by which a triggerable action is generatable without need of an independent data line in addition to the power source,
wherein a first block of said plurality of electrically conductive blocks is an electrically switchable block that comprises:
first and second electrically conductive terminal members by which said activating current, in response to said triggerable action, is selectively flowable to an adjacent block of the plurality of blocks in abutting and electricity conducting relation therewith;
wherein the switchable block comprises an operating mechanism responsive to the triggerable action for permitting flow of the activating current between the first and second terminal members;
wherein the operating mechanism comprises:
an integrated circuit configured with logic circuits that are operable in both a dormant state and an active state, the activating current being transmitted by the operating mechanism between the first and second terminal members at a magnitude that is sufficient to activate the one or more electrically active members when the logic circuits are set to the active state; and
wherein leakage current is continuously flowable through the block-defined circuit, when the logic circuits are set to the dormant state, at a magnitude that is less than what is needed to activate the one or more electrically active members but sufficiently high to enable performance of the triggerable action when a triggering command is received by the logic circuits.

US Pat. No. 10,335,677

AUGMENTED REALITY SYSTEM WITH AGENT DEVICE FOR VIEWING PERSISTENT CONTENT AND METHOD OF OPERATION THEREOF

Matthew Daniel Fuchs, Lo...

1. A method of operation for an augmented reality system comprising:configuring an agent device to detect a current location using a position sensor and a current orientation using an orientation sensor, the current location is a current real-world location;
detecting an entry point between a first frame of reference and a second frame of reference, the entry point within a detection threshold of the current location;
accessing the second frame of reference from the first frame of reference by entering the entry point;
detecting a system object in the second frame of reference;
retrieving a content associated with the system object;
calculating a persistence of the system object based on a current time less than a persistence extent;
calculating a visibility of the system object for the agent device having a role matching a visibility access right; and
presenting real world imagery with an overlay of content associated with the system object to a viewing unit of the agent device based on the persistence and the visibility.

US Pat. No. 10,335,667

REMOVABLE ASSEMBLY FOR A SKATEBOARD

DRYSURF, S.L., Gipuzkoa ...

1. A removable assembly for converting a skateboard formed by a board, a front wheel unit and a rear wheel unit, into a surfskate, the removable assembly comprising:a base piece (1) configured for the fixing thereof to the board (40) of the skateboard;
an upper piece (7) configured for the fixing thereof in a removable manner to the front wheel unit (36), and
a torsion spring (6) arranged between the base piece (1) and the upper piece (7); where the base piece (1) is coupled to the upper piece (7) such that they can rotate with respect to each other; and where the torsion spring (6) exerts a force aimed at causing both pieces (1,7) to regain a neutral position corresponding to a rectilinear displacement of the skateboard and where when the removable assembly is attached to the board and the front wheel unit attached to the upper piece (7), a first distance between the board (40) and the front wheel unit is increased as compared to when the front wheel unit is attached directly to the board (40), wherein
a second distance between the front wheel unit and the rear wheel unit of the skateboard is unchanged when the removable assembly is disposed between the board and the front wheel unit.

US Pat. No. 10,335,630

EXERCISE ACCESSORY

Scott Buniak, Clifton Pa...

1. An exercise accessory comprising: (a) a moisture absorbent or moisture wicking fabric having opposing ends; and (b) a reinforcing strap arrayed along a length of the fabric and coupled to the fabric with stitching; wherein the moisture absorbent or moisture wicking fabric is configured to envelop at least a portion of the reinforcing strap, and wherein the reinforcing strap defines one or more loops configured to be operably coupled to an exerciser via an attachment accessory.

US Pat. No. 10,335,626

EXERCISE MACHINE WITH PANCAKE MOTOR

Tonal Systems, Inc., San...

1. An exercise machine comprising:a pancake motor, wherein the pancake motor is in an out-runner configuration;
a torque controller coupled to the pancake motor;
a spool coupled to the pancake motor, and a cable wound about the spool;
an arm to position the cable, wherein the arm comprises: 1) an arm slider to translate the arm and guide the cable along a rail associated with the arm, 2) a vertical pivot locking mechanism to position and keep the arm in a fixed vertical pivoted position, and 3) a horizontal pivot mechanism for the rail;
an actuator coupled to the cable at an end of the arm;
a high resolution encoder coupled to the pancake motor wherein the high resolution encoder determines motor position of the pancake motor; and
a second encoder with resolution lower than a high resolution encoder, wherein the second encoder determines position of the actuator.

US Pat. No. 10,335,589

METHOD FOR POSITIONING TERMINAL END OF PACEMAKER LEAD, WHICH HAS PASSED THROUGH CORONARY SINUS, IN INTERVENTRICULAR SEPTUM

TAU-PNU MEDICAL CO., LTD....

15. A method of positioning a tip of a pacemaker lead, which has passed through a coronary sinus, into an interventricular septum, in order to effectively transmit electrical stimulus, the method comprising:a step of inserting an intervention wire through a superior vena cava and a coronary sinus to pass through the interventricular septum and then guiding the intervention wire to an inferior vena cava; and
a step of positioning the tip of the lead into the interventricular septum by inserting the pacemaker lead along the intervention wire.

US Pat. No. 10,335,552

PIERCING MEANS PROTECTIVE DEVICE FOR A SYRINGE

Gerresheimer Regensburg G...

1. A piercing means protective device for a syringe comprising a syringe body and a piercing means arranged at the distal end of the syringe body, comprising a dimensionally stable sleeve element, which extends along an axial direction and at least partially encloses an inner element extending along an axial direction, wherein the inner element consists of a resilient material and at least partially encloses the piercing means,wherein a connection element connected to the sleeve element in an interlocking fit connection has at least one projection extending in an axial direction, which projection is received at least in portions in a recess of the inner element, so that a connection exists with a force fit and/or an interlocking fit between the sleeve element and the inner element, wherein the projection is arranged centrally on the connection element with respect to a central axis of the sleeve element,
wherein the inner element has a distal end and a flange element at the distal end extending in a radial direction, where said flange element is received in a receiving means of the sleeve element, wherein the receiving means is arranged on the distal end of the sleeve element and has a first wall which extends in an axial direction starting from the distal most end of the sleeve element, and a second wall which extends substantially in a radial direction and wherein the first wall is arranged at a distance in a radial direction to a portion of the sleeve element.

US Pat. No. 10,335,507

STERILIZATION SYSTEM FOR A BLOW/FILL/SEAL MACHINE

Weiler Engineering, Inc.,...

1. A sterilization system for a blow/fill/seal machine having a fill assembly, and comprisinga shroud enclosing the fill assembly and defining a plenum, a sterilizing gas inlet and a sterilizing gas outlet;
an external conduit defining at least one sterilizing gas flow passageway between said sterilizing gas inlet and said sterilizing gas outlet;
a blower in the external conduit adjacent to said sterilizing gas inlet for introducing into and circulating the sterilizing gas through the shroud;
a sterilizing gas source connected to the external conduit upstream from the blower in confined flow communication with the blower; and
a humidifier and a humidified conduit in confined flow communication with the external conduit between the blower and a HEPA filter.

US Pat. No. 10,335,505

STERILIZATION DEVICE FOR INCISION AND WOUND SITES UTILIZING LOW INTENSITY UV-C RADIATION AND OZONE

Hepco Holdings, LLC, Sem...

13. A system for radiating skin comprising:an enclosure;
one or more ultraviolet emitters housed in the enclosure and covered by a filter, the filter passing ultraviolet light from the one or more ultraviolet emitters, the one or more ultraviolet emitters configured to emit ultraviolet light from the housing, through the filters, and onto a surface of skin where ozone is produced by ultra violet light emitted from the one or more ultraviolet emitters;
means for detecting contact with the surface of the skin, the means for detecting contact prevents the one or more ultraviolet emitters from emitting the ultraviolet light until contact is made with the surface of the skin; and
a timer configured to connect a source of power to the one or more ultraviolet emitters for a period of time responsive to the means for detecting the surface indicating contact with the surface of the skin;
wherein the one or more skin contact detectors comprises an ultrasonic distance measurement device that detects proximity to the skin.

US Pat. No. 10,335,496

ROR1 ANTIBODY IMMUNOCONJUGATES

VelosBio Inc., San Diego...

1. An immunoconjugate comprising an antibody conjugated to a cytotoxic drug moiety, wherein the VH and VL of the antibody comprise the amino acid sequences of SEQ ID NOs: 5 and 6, respectively, and the immunoconjugate isADC-A, having the structure












wherein Ab in the structure is the antibody.

US Pat. No. 10,335,487

METHODS FOR TARGETING OR STIMULATING CELLS OR ORGANISMS USING NANOPARTICLES AND EXTERNAL FIELD

Ping Liang, Newport Coas...

1. A method for targeting cells that are less negatively charged than surrounding cells comprisinginjecting a solution of nano-particles at an area, wherein the nano-particles are Magneto-Electric Nano-Particles (MENPs),
increasing negative charges of the nano-particles so as to produce an electric gradient field, which is accomplished by applying for a period of time an external field on the MENPs; and
the electric gradient field pushing or driving the nano-particles from the area toward the less negatively charged cells;
wherein the method further comprises (1) placing, injecting or implanting one or more permanent magnets or electro-magnets in a cancer site, wherein the magnets) serves to attract MENPs to and increase accumulation of MENPs in the cancer site, as well as to increase the negative charges of the MENPs to steer the MENPs towards cancer cells; (2) injecting or implanting wires, liquid capsules, injectable macro-particles, made of permanent magnetic material into a solid tumor site that is inside a body or an organ, wherein the magnetic field produced by these injected or implanted magnetic sources serve to localize and accumulate the MENPs at cancer sites, and at the same time to enhance the electric field gradient to push MENPs to cancer cells; or (3) using an apparatus formed into a shape and dimension to fit a target area or volume that is made of or using permanent magnetic material and with one or more electromagnets embedded in the apparatus to generate a constant magnetic field and a changing magnetic field simultaneously.

US Pat. No. 10,335,445

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF ANTIALLERGIC PHORBOL ESTER AND PHORBOL DERIVATIVES AS THE MAIN ACTIVE INGREDIENTS FROM THE SEEDS OF AQUILARIA MALACCENSIS

WE-WIN APPLIED BIO-TECH C...

1. A method for preparing compositions from Aquilaria malaccensis seeds, the method including the following steps:(a) extracting Aquilaria malaccensis seeds that are air dried and powdered with 90% ethanol at room temperature in triplicate and concentrating the extract under a reduced pressure to provide an ethanolic extract;
(b) partitioning the ethanolic extract by suspending the ethanolic extract in water, followed by partitioning carried out with equivalent ethyl acetate in triplicate, so as to separate an organic ethyl acetate layer;
(c) subjecting the ethyl acetate layer to partitioning with n-hexane and 90% aqueous methanol (MeOH) to obtain a hexane layer and a MeOH layer;
(d) subjecting the MeOH layer to column chromatography over silica gel under gradient elution of n-hexane/CH2Cl2/MeOH of 6:3:1, 6:4:1, 6:6:1, 6:8:1, 6:10:1 and 5:10:2 to yield six respective fractions of AM1, 6:3:1; AM2, 6:4:1; AM3, 6:6:1; AM4, 6:8:1; AM5, 6:10:1; and AM6, 6:10:2;
(e) fractioning fraction AM4 over a dextran bead sizing column with a ratio of CH2Cl2/MeOH being 1:1 to obtain eight sub-fractions, which are respectively AM4-1 to AM4-8;
(f) subjecting fraction AM4-3 to column chromatography over silica under gradient elution of EtOAc/n-hexane from 1:10 to, 4:1 to obtain fifteen AM4-3 originating subfractions, which are respectively AM4-3-1 to AM4-3-15; and
(g) separating fraction AM4-4 with column chromatography on silica gel under gradient elution of EtOAc/n-hexane from 1:15 to 4:1 to obtain twelve AM4-4 originating subfractions, which are respectively AM4-4-1 to AM4-4-12,
wherein the fifteen AM4-3 originating subfractions and the twelve AM4-4 originating subfractions are further separated on column chromatography over silica gel to provide phorbol esters of the following formulas:
Formula I: 12-O-(2Z,4E,6E)-tetradeca-2,4,6-trienoylphorbol-13-acetate having a molecular formula C36H50O8 of structural formula:

Formula II: 12-deoxy-13-O-acetoylphorbol-20-octadec-9-enoate having a molecular formula C40H62O7 of structural formula:

Formula III: 12-O-(2E,4E)-6-oxohexa-2,4-dienoylphorbol-13-acetate having a molecular formula C28H34O9 of structural formula:
andFormula IV: 12-O-(2E,4E)-6,7-dihydroxytetradeca-2,4-dienoylphorbol-13-acetate having a molecular formula C36H52O10 of structural formula:
wherein Formula I derives from the subfraction AM4-4-9, Formula II derives from the subfractions AM4-3-6 and AM4-4-3, and Formulas III and IV derive from the subfraction AM4-3-13.

US Pat. No. 10,335,403

NIACIN FORMULATION

ZEENAR ENTERPRISE PTY LTD...

1. A method for prolonging the release of niacin in a subject, comprising:administering to the oral mucosa of a subject in need thereof a composition comprising an amphiphilic compound capable of self-assembling into a liquid crystalline phase upon contact with a hydrophilic solvent and a therapeutically effective amount of a niacin compound, and
prolonging release of the niacin compound in the subject for up to 12 hours.

US Pat. No. 10,335,374

TABLET COMPOSITION FOR ANTI-TUBERCULOSIS ANTIBIOTICS

University System of Geor...

1. A pharmaceutical composition comprisingi. one or more front line antibiotics used in the treatment of the bacterial infection Mycobacterium tuberculosis;
ii. sucrose, wherein its mass percent is a minimum of about one percent and a maximum of fifty percent of the total composition mass;
iii. copper (Cu), which is present in an amount from at least about one percent to about forty percent of the total mass of the composition; and
iv. a polyethylene glycol (PEG) polymer wherein its mass percent is a minimum of at least five percent and a maximum of 90% of the total composition mass.

US Pat. No. 10,335,250

THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTED DENTAL APPLIANCES USING LATTICES

uLab Systems, Inc., Redw...

1. A method for fabricating an oral appliance, comprising:capturing a three-dimensional representation of a dentition of a subject;
generating a free-form structure having a polymeric lattice structure via three-dimensional printing, wherein the lattice structure is based on the three-dimensional representation and is complementary to at least part of a surface of the dentition, wherein the lattice structure defines a plurality of open spaces such that the free-form structure is at least partially transparent; and
manufacturing the lattice structure by impregnating or covering a coating into or upon the lattice structure such that the oral appliance is formed.

US Pat. No. 10,335,234

ABLATION CANNULA AND KIT WITH INSERT

ORTHOPAEDIC DEVELOPMENT, ...

1. An ablation tool comprising:a trocar;
a cannula comprising a hollow shaft, the hollow shaft of the cannula having a proximal segment and a distal segment, wherein the distal segment comprises a distal tip aligned with the hollow shaft of the cannula to permit passage of the trocar within the hollow shaft of the cannula, and having tissue-adhering irregular surfaces protruding therefrom;
an auxiliary port extending from an exterior surface of the cannula and defining a hollow passageway into the hollow shaft of the cannula; and,
an insert comprising an additional hollow shaft and adapted to be inserted into the hollow shaft of the cannula, the insert further comprising an auxiliary port extending from an exterior surface of the insert and defining a hollow passageway into the additional hollow shaft of the insert, the additional hollow shaft comprising an outside diameter of less than an interior diameter of the hollow shaft of the cannula so as to permit passage of a laser fiber through the additional hollow shaft of the insert.

US Pat. No. 10,335,233

MYOMA/POLYP IN-OFFICE TREATMENT WITH LASERS

Biolitec Unternehmensbete...

1. A method for the laser treatment of uterine growths without the use of general or regional anesthetic consisting of the steps of:a. providing a paracervical anesthetic to a cervix;
b. inserting a hysteroscope into a uterus;
c. assessing size, location and type of unwanted uterine growth;
d. placing a distal end of said hysteroscope to a position proximate to said uterine growth;
e. inserting an optical waveguide, whose proximal end is connected to a radiation source and whose distal end comprises a radiation distribution device, into said hysteroscope, wherein said radiation distribution device comprises a needle-like fiber;
f. advancing said distal end of said waveguide through said distal end of said hysteroscope to a predetermined point inside said uterine growth;
g. irradiating said uterine growth with radiation from said radiation source so as to cut/vaporize said growth to cause reduction to a size/shape for easy mechanical removal or elimination by vaporization of said uterine growth, while not impairing a patient's fertility;
h. assessing results by ultrasound imaging; and,
i. repeating steps g. and h. until unwanted growth is removed.

US Pat. No. 10,335,174

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RE-ENTERING A VESSEL LUMEN

CARDINAL HEALTH SWITZERLA...

1. A re-entry catheter for facilitating formation of a passageway from a subintimal area to a lumen of a vessel, comprising an elongated outer tubular member configured to be disposed in the subintimal area between an intimal layer and an adventitial layer, the elongated outer tubular member having a distal end and a window adjacent the distal end, a plurality of deflectable struts arranged longitudinally within the window, a lateral port in the outer tubular member in a location opposing the window, and an actuating member coaxially disposed within the elongated outer tubular member and configured for axial motion relative to the elongated outer tubular member, a cutting member comprising a cannula coaxially disposed within the actuating member, wherein proximal ends of the plurality of deflectable struts are operatively connected to a distal end of the actuating member, such that axial motion of the actuating member deflects the plurality of deflectable struts radially outward so that the lateral port is held against the intimal layer as the cannula advances out of the lateral port and into a lesion disposed in the lumen of the vessel.

US Pat. No. 10,335,166

SURGICAL BURS WITH DECOUPLED RAKE SURFACES AND CORRESPONDING AXIAL AND RADIAL RAKE ANGLES

MEDTRONICS PS MEDICAL, IN...

1. A surgical bur comprising:a plurality of flutes, wherein each of the plurality of flutes comprises a cutting edge;
a plurality of rake surfaces;
a planar clearance surface,
wherein the plurality of rake surfaces of one of the flutes comprises
a first rake surface having a first rake angle and a first distinct planar surface, and
a second rake surface having a second rake angle and a second distinct planar surface, wherein the second rake angle is decoupled from the first rake angle, and wherein the first rake surface and the second rake surface are distinct from the planar clearance surface; and
a plurality of lands, wherein each of the plurality of lands is disposed between a pair of the plurality of flutes;
wherein:
the first rake surface of the one of the flutes has a negative axial rake angle; and
the second rake surface of the one of the flutes has a positive radial rake angle.

US Pat. No. 10,335,156

SELF-ADAPTING FLOATING DIAMETER EMBOLIC COIL

NDI TIP TEKNOLOJILERI ANO...

1. A vaso-occlusive device, consisting of:a self-adaptive floating diameter member, consisting of:
a distal end with an anchoring loop for anchoring said self-adaptive floating diameter member to an inner surface of a vessel at a site of an embolization procedure;
a proximal end with a proximal loop for detaching from a gripper assembly adapted to deliver to said site of said embolization procedure;
a primary coil arrangement configured with a plurality of primary omega curves extending along a length of said self-adaptive floating diameter member between said proximal end and said distal end;
a secondary coil arrangement configured with a plurality of secondary omega curves extending along a trajectory along said length of said self-adaptive floating diameter member-between said proximal end and said distal end, said plurality of secondary omega curves configured in an arcuate curvature comprising an upper crest portion and a lower trough portion following said trajectory of said plurality of primary omega curves about a longitudinal axis of said self-adaptive floating diameter member between said proximal end and said distal end; and
whereby said primary coil arrangement and said secondary coil arrangement in a relaxed, state in the patient's body substantially assume a shape of said inner surface of said vessel at said site of said embolization procedure.

US Pat. No. 10,335,113

APPARATUS FOR ULTRASOUND FLOW VECTOR IMAGING AND METHODS THEREOF

VERSITECH LIMITED, Hong ...

1. An ultrasound imaging system comprising:a data acquisition unit, which transmits, via an ultrasonic array transducer, a series of plane waves into a tissue and receives waves reflected from the tissue to obtain beam-formed data frames;
a flow vector estimation unit which estimates flow vectors at pixels of the data frames using data of the data frames; and
a display rendering circuit which displays, on a display, the flow vectors estimated as color coded moving projectiles having varying lengths and colors themselves across the moving projectiles based on velocity magnitudes of one or more flow vectors of the flow vectors corresponding to the moving projectiles, wherein positions of the projectiles are dynamically updated between data frames based on axial lateral velocities of the projectiles representing the corresponding flow vectors across the data frames and one or more inter-frame periods between the data frames to depict movement of the projectiles corresponding to one or more flow patterns in the tissue.

US Pat. No. 10,335,060

METHOD AND APPARATUS TO PROVIDE MONITORING

DP TECHNOLOGIES, INC., S...

1. A system comprising:an activity monitor configured to be worn by a user, the activity monitor configured to monitor a plurality of observed behaviors while the observed behaviors are occurring, in real time including: the user's sleep, the user's daily activity including steps taken, and the user's sport activity; and
a processor configured to correlate the user's sleep quality and daily activity based on the user's sleep and the user's daily activity and to correlate sport performance and sleep level, which includes sleep quality and sleep length, based on the user's sport activity and the user's sleep; wherein the user's sleep quality and daily activity are determined to be positively correlated based on a relationship between statistical levels of the user's sleep and the user's daily activity, and wherein sport performance and sleep level, which includes sleep quality and sleep length, are determined to be positively correlated based on a relationship based on a relationship between statistical levels of the user's sport activity and the user's sleep; and
a user interface configured to inform the user of a correlation between the user's sleep quality and the daily activity, a correlation between the sport performance and the sleep level, and a suggestion based on the correlations that would provide a better result with respect to at least one or more of the observed behaviors.

US Pat. No. 10,334,938

PERSONAL ITEM MANAGEMENT APPARATUS

THE BIG O, LLC, Dallas, ...

1. A personal management apparatus, comprising:a wearable band having a non-adjustable, fixed circumference that defines a first outer diameter; and
a clasp coupled to the wearable band, the clasp defining a second outer diameter that is less than the first outer diameter and being adapted to couple a personal item to the wearable band;
wherein the wearable band comprises:
an inner core formed from a rigid or non-flexible material, the inner core being ring-shaped; and
a cover surrounding the inner core, the cover defining an outer surface;
wherein a portion of the inner core of the wearable band is radially sandwiched between radially-spaced first and second portions of the outer surface of the cover of the wearable band;
wherein the first portion of the outer surface of the cover of the wearable band defines the first outer diameter;
wherein the second portion of the outer surface of the cover of the wearable band is generally circular in shape, and is sized so that the wearable band is adapted to be worn around a user's wrist and/or bicep;
wherein the outer surface of the cover of the wearable band extends continuously and uninterruptedly along the fixed circumference of the wearable band in its entirety;
wherein the outer surface of the cover of the wearable band is generally donut-shaped and defines a radially-extending cross-section, the radially-extending cross-section generally defining a circular shape that is constant and the same at any point along the fixed circumference of the wearable band and throughout the outer surface's continuous and uninterrupted extension along the fixed circumference of the wearable band in its entirety;
wherein the circular shape, which is generally defined by the radially-extending cross-section defined by the outer surface of the cover of the wearable band, is coplanar with the any point along the fixed circumference of the wearable band, and extends radially outward from the second portion of the outer surface of the cover to the first portion of the outer surface of the cover at the any point along the fixed circumference of the wearable band, the circular shape being radially bounded by the second portion of the outer surface of the cover and the first portion of the outer surface of the cover;
wherein the clasp comprises:
a clasp body forming an arcuate shape that defines the second outer diameter; and
a gate movable between a closed position and an open position, the gate having a first end pivotably coupled to one end of the clasp body and an opposing second end that moves relative to another end of the clasp body;
wherein, when the gate of the clasp is in the closed position, the opposing second end of the gate is locked to the another end of the clasp body;
wherein, when the gate of the clasp is in the open position, the opposing second end of the gate extends towards the clasp body;
wherein the gate of the clasp is spring loaded so that:
the gate of the clasp is biased into the closed position; and
the gate of the clasp is configured to be moved from the closed position to the open position in response to an application of a force against the gate;
wherein, when the gate is in the open position and the application of the force against the gate is released, the gate of the clasp self locks by moving from the open position to the closed position in which the opposing second end of the gate is locked to the another end of the clasp body;
wherein the opposing second end of the gate and the another end of the clasp body are configured so that an audible click is heard when the gate obtains the closed position in which the opposing second end of the gate is locked to the another end of the clasp body;
wherein a first inner region is defined by the cover of the wearable band;
wherein the first inner region is generally circular in shape;
wherein the clasp extends through the first inner region so that the wearable band extends around a portion of the clasp;
wherein a second inner region is at least partially defined by the clasp body of the clasp;
wherein the wearable band extends through the second inner region so that the clasp extends around a portion of the wearable band when the gate of the clasp is in the closed position;
wherein the extension of the clasp through the first inner region, and the extension of the wearable band through the second inner region, couples the clasp to the wearable band;
wherein the extension of the clasp through the first inner region, the extension of the wearable band through the second inner region, and the continuous and uninterrupted extension of the outer surface along the fixed circumference of the wearable band in its entirety, permits movement of the clasp relative to the wearable band and along the fixed circumference of the wearable band in its entirety, while the clasp remains coupled to the wearable band;
and
wherein at least the rigidity of the rigid or non-flexible material from which the inner core of the wearable band is formed is such that, when the personal item is coupled to the wearable band by the clasp and the personal item applies a gravity-induced load against the wearable band:
the first outer diameter of the wearable band remains generally constant;
the circular shape of the first inner region is generally maintained; and
since the first outer diameter of the wearable band remains generally constant and the circular shape of the first inner region is generally maintained, the clasp continues to be permitted to move relative to the wearable band and along the fixed circumference of the wearable band in its entirety, while the clasp remains coupled to the wearable band and the personal item is coupled to the clasp.

US Pat. No. 10,334,935

ONE-TOUCH COMPACT CASE HAVING REFILLABLE STRUCTURE

CTK CO. LTD., Seongnam-s...

1. A one-touch compact case having a refillable structure that includes a lower body and an upper cover unit having a cover and a lid inside the cover, the lower body and the upper cover unit being divided into halves and combined up and down, and in which predetermined sides of the lower body and the upper cover unit are combined by a pin and other sides are locked and unlocked by a locking unit so that the upper cover unit is opened and closed from a top of the lower body,wherein the upper cover unit is combined with or separated for refilling from the lower body, through the pin inserted into pin holes formed through ribs at predetermined sides of the cover and the lid and put into or out of a pin groove open downward at a rib at a side of the lower body, and the lower body receives and packs a cosmetic,
wherein a top of a storage space is hermetically closed by a cut plate having a circular cut line and a ring for cutting on a top and a bottom of the storage space is open and hermetically closed through a bottom plate that is hermetically bonded after the cosmetic is received in the storage space so that the cut plate is pulled with the ring for use in a single motion.

US Pat. No. 10,334,889

ATHLETIC WEAR NURSING BRA

Just Bloomed, LLC, Media...

1. A nursing top for woman comprising:an inner layer and an outer layer,
the outer layer comprising shoulder straps,
the inner layer comprising a built in bra,
bra straps that connect the bra to the outer layer of the top, wherein an attachment mechanism is configured to hold and release the bra straps, wherein the bra straps are separate from the shoulder straps, wherein another mechanism is configured to adjust and release the shoulder straps,
an inner lining on the bra, the inner lining configured to be non-chafing and absorbent, and
a supporting elastic band encircling a bottom edge of the bra.

US Pat. No. 10,334,868

SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING A SINGLE SERVING OF A FROZEN CONFECTION

Sigma Phase, Corp., Lexi...

1. A method for providing a single serving of a frozen confection, the method comprising:inserting a pod containing one or more ingredients and a mixing paddle into a recess of a machine for providing the single serving of the frozen confection;
contacting a side wall of the pod against a side wall of the recess;
connecting a motor of the machine to a stem of the mixing paddle, the stem extending through an end wall of the pod;
rotating the mixing paddle inside the pod in a first direction while cooling the recess to form the frozen confection from the one or more ingredients; and
rotating the mixing paddle inside the pod in a second direction opposite the first direction to dispense the frozen confection from the pod into an edible cone or a collecting container while the pod is in the recess of the machine without the frozen confection coming into contact with another object exterior to the pod.

US Pat. No. 10,334,792

COMPOSITE PLANT CAGE WITH LOCKING CLIPS

ALF Operating Partners, L...

1. A plant cage, comprising:at least one vertical support rod;
at least one horizontal support rod;
a locking clip configured to attach said at least one horizontal support rod to said at least one vertical support rod, wherein said locking clip comprises a main body with first and second clamps at opposite ends of said main body in orthogonal relationship to each other, said first and second clamps each comprising a pair of tabs extending outwardly from said main body, said tabs movable between a deflected position and a released position, wherein each of said tabs comprises an aperture formed therethrough, and wherein said apertures on said pair of tabs are aligned concentrically when said tabs are in said deflected position and are not aligned concentrically when said tabs are in said released position.
US Pat. No. 10,336,680

PROCESS FOR PREPARING BIS(2-HYDROXYETHYL) TEREPHTHALATE

FAR EASTERN NEW CENTURY C...

1. A process for preparing bis(2-hydroxyethyl) terephthalate, comprising a step of:subjecting ethylene oxide and terephthalic acid in a molar ratio of from 2:1 to 3:1 to a reaction at an elevated temperature in a range from 100° C. to 150° C. in the presence of a solvent mixture containing water and a C6-C8 hydrocarbon in a weight ratio of from 1:1 to 3:1.
US Pat. No. 10,336,694

METHODS FOR IMPROVED PRODUCTION OF VITAMINS D2 AND D3

NUCELIS LLC, San Diego, ...

1. A method of production of vitamin-D2 using ergosterol or a dihydroxy derivative thereof as a starting material, or production of vitamin-D3 using 7-dehydrocholesterol or a dihydroxy derivative thereof as the starting material, comprising:(a) irradiating the starting material in a solution comprising an aliphatic amine or an aromatic amine organic base with ultraviolet light to obtain a product containing pre-vitamin-D2 or pre-vitamin-D3, and
(b) heating the product to convert the pre-vitamin-D2 or pre-vitamin-D3 to vitamin D2 or vitamin D3.
US Pat. No. 10,335,466

AADC POLYNUCLEOTIDES FOR THE TREATMENT OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE

VOYAGER THERAPEUTICS, INC...

1. An adeno-associated virus (AAV) vector genome comprising, in order:a) a 5? inverted terminal repeat (ITR), wherein said 5? ITR is 141 nucleotides in length;
b) a cytomegalovirus (CMV) sequence region comprising from 5? to 3? a CMV enhancer or a fragment thereof of at least 250 nucleotides, and a CMV promoter or a fragment thereof of at least 150 nucleotides, wherein said CMV sequence region is at least 500 nucleotides;
c) an immediate early 1 (IE1) sequence region comprising IE1 exon1 or a fragment thereof of at least 50 nucleotides, and IE1 intron 1 or a fragment thereof of at least 20 nucleotides;
d) a human beta globin (HB) sequence region comprising HB intron 2 or a fragment thereof of at least 250 nucleotides, and HB exon 3 or a fragment thereof of at least 40 nucleotides;
e) an Aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase (AADC) sequence region, said AADC sequence region comprising a nucleotide sequence encoding SEQ ID NO: 1;
f) a poly(A) signal sequence region comprising a human growth hormone (hGH) poly(A) signal or a fragment thereof of at least 200 nucleotides; and
g) a 3? ITR, wherein said 3? ITR is 141 nucleotides in length;wherein the AAV vector genome comprises a nucleotide sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NO: 17 and variants having at least 95% identity thereto.

US Pat. No. 10,342,146

DISPLAY DEVICE

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A display device comprising:a first protection member comprising:
a flat part, in which a central area and a surrounding area that is adjacent the central area are defined; and
a support part on the surrounding area of the flat part, and protruding upward from the flat part;
a display module on the first protection member for displaying an image on a front surface; and
a second protection member comprising a bottom surface, and a top surface opposing the front surface of the display module, and being between the first protection member and the display module, on the support part, and spaced a distance from the flat part to define a space on the central area wherein side surfaces of the display module that extend in a same direction as the support part and do not overlap with the support part when viewing the front surface are exposed above the top surface of the second protection member.

US Pat. No. 10,342,140

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD TO MOLDED COMPOUND INTERFACE

HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPME...

1. An apparatus comprising:a printed circuit board having a first coefficient of thermal expansion;
a compound molded about the printed circuit board, the compound having a second coefficient of thermal expansion different than the first coefficient of thermal expansion; and
an interface between an edge of the printed circuit board and the compound, the interface having a third coefficient of thermal expansion between the first coefficient of thermal expansion and the second coefficient of thermal expansion.

US Pat. No. 10,342,130

STRUCTURE MOUNTED WITH ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A structure comprising:a wiring substrate;
an electronic component mounted on the wiring substrate via a solder joint material; wherein
the electronic component includes:
a body including a first principal surface and a second principal surface opposite to each other in a thickness direction, a first end surface and a second end surface opposite to each other in a length direction perpendicular or substantially perpendicular to the thickness direction, and a first side surface and a second side surface opposite to each other in a width direction perpendicular or substantially perpendicular to both the thickness direction and the length direction; and
a first external electrode and a second external electrode spaced from each other in the length direction; wherein
the first external electrode includes at least a first coating portion that covers a portion of the second principal surface located closer to the first end surface, a second coating portion that covers the first end surface, and a seventh coating portion that covers a portion of the first principal surface located closer to the first end surface;
the second external electrode includes at least a third coating portion that covers a portion of the second principal surface located closer to the second end surface, a fourth coating portion that covers the second end surface, and a tenth coating portion that covers a portion of the first principal surface located closer to the second end surface;
the wiring substrate includes:
a base including a principal surface; and
a first land and a second land on the principal surface and spaced from each other;
the electronic component includes the first coating portion opposed to the first land and the third coating portion opposed to the second land;
the solder joint material includes a first joint portion that joins the first external electrode and the first land, and a second joint portion that joins the second external electrode and the second land;
the first joint portion adheres to the first land, and adheres to the first external electrode so as to bridge between the first coating portion and the second coating portion;
the second joint portion adheres to the second land, and adheres to the second external electrode so as to bridge between the third coating portion and the fourth coating portion;
a maximum outside dimension of the electronic component is denoted by Lc in the length direction and Lc fulfills a condition of Lc?0.5 mm;
Lc is the longest exterior dimension of the electronic component;
a distance between the first coating portion and the third coating portion in the length direction is denoted by De, a distance between the first land and the second land in the length direction is denoted by Dl, and De and Dl fulfill a condition of 0.91?Dl/De?1.09;
the first joint portion adheres to and covers the seventh coating portion of the first external electrode, and/or the second joint portion adheres to and covers the tenth coating portion of the second external electrode; and
a dimension Lb in the length direction from an end of the first land on a side opposite to a position of the second land to an end of the second land on a side opposite to a position of the first land and the maximum outside dimension Lc of the electronic component in the length direction fulfills a condition of 1.00?Lb/Lc?1.32.

US Pat. No. 10,342,128

DEPOSITING BULK OR MICRO-SCALE ELECTRODES

Lawrence Livermore Nation...

1. A method of fabricating an implant device, comprising the steps of:depositing an electrically insulating polymer layer on a substrate,
depositing a conductive trace layer on said electrically insulating polymer layer wherein said conductive trace layer has a trace layer thickness,
depositing a bulk deposited electrode layer on a portion said conductive trace layer wherein said bulk deposited electrode layer has a bulk deposited electrode layer thickness and wherein said bulk deposited electrode layer thickness is thicker than said trace layer thickness,
thermocompressively bonding said bulk deposited electrode layer to said portion of said conductive trace layer using heat, pressure, and ultrasound,
depositing an encapsulating electrically insulating polymer layer on said conductive trace layer and said bulk deposited electrode layer,
removing at least a portion of said encapsulating electrically insulating polymer layer that covers said bulk deposited electrode layer exposing at least a portion of said bulk deposited electrode layer,
wherein the above steps produces the implant device, and
releasing the implant device from said substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,342,126

ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING A LIQUID CRYSTAL POLYMER SOLDER MASK AND RELATED DEVICES

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. An electronic device comprising:a liquid crystal polymer (LCP) substrate;
a circuit layer on said LCP substrate and comprising at least one solder pad;
an LCP solder mask on said LCP substrate and having at least one aperture aligned with said at least one solder pad, said at least one aperture having a diameter of not greater than 0.002 inches, with the alignment having a positional accuracy of at least 0.001 inches;
said circuit layer being within said at least one aperture and being spaced apart from said LCP solder mask;
a fused seam between said LCP substrate and said LCP solder mask;
solder in the at least one aperture; and
at least one circuit component comprising at least one pin extending to and contacting said solder in the at least one aperture.

US Pat. No. 10,342,125

MULTILAYER SUBSTRATE

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A multilayer substrate comprising:a laminate including a plurality of dielectric layers laminated in a lamination direction, and a first surface and a second surface perpendicular or substantially perpendicular to the lamination direction;
a first signal conductor and a second signal conductor disposed at respective positions different in the lamination direction of the laminate;
a first external connection conductor and a second external connection conductor provided on the first surface;
a first wiring conductor that connects an end of the first signal conductor to the first external connection conductor;
a second wiring conductor that connects an end of the second signal conductor to the second external connection conductor;
the first signal conductor being disposed at a position closer to the first surface than the second signal conductor;
the first wiring conductor including a wiring adjusting portion having a length corresponding to a difference in distance between the first signal conductor and the second signal conductor in the lamination direction; and
an intermediate ground conductor for a wiring conductor, provided between the first wiring conductor and the second wiring conductor disposed at an identical position in the lamination direction.

US Pat. No. 10,342,124

DISPLAY DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A display device comprising:a first substrate comprising a first surface;
a second substrate comprising a second surface; and
a transistor over the first surface,
wherein a first structure having a projection, a second structure having a projection, a black matrix covering the first structure and the second structure, an overcoat layer formed by a polyimide resin, an epoxy resin, or an acrylic resin covering the black matrix, and a color filter are provided over the second surface,
wherein the first surface faces the second surface,
wherein the black matrix has a plurality of projections reflecting the projection of the first structure and the projection of the second structure,
wherein a bottom surface of the black matrix is in direct contact with the first structure and the second structure,
wherein a planar shape of the first structure is different from a planar shape of the second structure, and
wherein the black matrix is a single-layer structure.

US Pat. No. 10,342,090

ILLUMINATED DOORKNOB AND LOCKSET

1. An illuminated doorknob comprising:a housing configured to be secured to a door in place of a doorknob, said housing comprising a rose and a knob;
a light sensor in said housing configured to generate a signal upon a certain light level being detected;
a motion sensor in said housing configured to generate a signal on detecting movement of individual towards said housing;
a light emitting diode configured to illuminate said knob on receiving said signals from said motion sensor and said light sensor; and
a battery to provide electrical current said light sensor, said motion sensor, and said light emitting diode.

US Pat. No. 10,342,084

OSCILLATING DRIVER CIRCUITS

1. A device comprising:first terminals to couple with a first battery arranged to supply power to the device, the first terminals including a positive terminal for coupling with a positive contact of the first battery and a negative terminal for coupling with a negative contact of the first battery;
a first winding and a second winding that are arranged to be inductively coupled;
a transistor having a base, an emitter, and a collector, wherein the base is coupled to the positive terminal through the first winding, the collector is coupled to the positive terminal through the second winding, and the emitter is coupled to the negative terminal, wherein the first winding and the second winding are coupled to the positive terminal with opposite polarity;
a light emitting diode (LED); and
second terminals to couple with a second battery to be charged by the device,
wherein the device is arranged to couple the LED and the second battery in series with each other, with the LED and second battery being coupled in parallel with the second winding, and
wherein the LED is arranged to be reverse biased with respect to the first battery and the second battery.

US Pat. No. 10,342,074

DISTRIBUTED TRANSISTOR-BASED POWER SUPPLY FOR SUPPLYING HEAT TO A STRUCTURE

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A heating apparatus configured to heat a structure, the heating apparatus comprising:a housing member;
a plurality of heating elements disposed within the housing member;
a plurality of resonant frequency power sources attached to the housing member and coupled with the plurality of heating elements; and
at least one controller configured to:
determine, based on received temperature information associated with the plurality of heating elements, a plurality of resonant frequencies corresponding to the plurality of heating elements; and
dynamically control, for each of the plurality of resonant frequency power sources, a corresponding drive frequency on and off a respective resonant frequency of the plurality of resonant frequencies to thereby meet a desired temperature profile across the structure.

US Pat. No. 10,342,063

ACTIVATION OF DRX PARAMETERS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method, implemented by a mobile device, of changing the discontinuous reception (DRX) configuration for a connection between a mobile device and a base station, the method comprising:receiving, from the base station, a control message indicating updated configuration parameters for the connection with the base station;
sending, by the mobile device, an acknowledgement of the control message;
continuing to use a current DRX configuration for the connection after receipt of the control message until a subsequent on duration of a DRX cycle according to the current DRX configuration has occurred, wherein length of the DRX cycle according to the updated configuration parameters is different from length of the DRX cycle according to the current DRX configuration;
computing a new DRX start offset for the updated DRX configuration as a function of a current DRX start offset for the current DRX configuration;
applying the updated configuration parameters for the connection in the subsequent on duration of the DRX cycle.

US Pat. No. 10,342,061

RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND CONTROL METHOD

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A radio communication system comprising:at least one user equipment;
multiple base stations comprising a first base station that executes radio resource control of the user equipment through a control path, and a second base station that does not execute radio resource control of the user equipment;
multiple gateways comprising a first gateway connected with the first base station, and a second gateway connected with the second base station; and
a switching station that controls establishment of user paths among nodes,
the switching station comprising:
a switching station controller that decides whether or not a gateway through which communication executed by the user equipment should be routed is the first gateway,
wherein the switching station controller further, in a case in which the user equipment has executed communication via a logical session involving a first user path established between the second gateway and the second base station and a second user path established between the second base station and the user equipment, and in a case in which the switching station controller decides that the gateway through which communication executed by the user equipment should be routed is the first gateway, controls the first base station so as to release the second user path and so as to establish a third user path between the user equipment and the first base station,
the first base station comprising:
a first base station controller that controls the user equipment so as to establish the third user path on the basis of control by the switching station controller,
wherein the switching station controller controls the second gateway and the second base station so as to release the first user path after establishment of the third user path,
wherein the switching station controller transmits a second user path modification request message to the first base station in a case in which the switching station controller decides that the gateway through which communication executed by the user equipment should be routed is the second gateway, the second user path modification request message requesting release of the second user path,
wherein the first base station controller transmits a radio setting message to the user equipment upon receiving the second user path modification request message, the radio setting message requesting release of the second user path,
wherein the user equipment comprises a user equipment controller that, upon receiving the radio setting message, releases the second user path and transmits a radio setting completion message to the first base station, the radio setting completion message indicating that the second user path has been released and requesting establishment of the third user path, and
wherein the first base station controller establishes the third user path between the first base station and the user equipment, and transmits to the switching station a second user path modification response message indicating that the third user path has been established.

US Pat. No. 10,342,060

INTER-ENB CARRIER AGGREGATION

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. An apparatus comprising:at least one processor; and
at least one memory including computer program code, the at least one memory and the computer program code configured, with the at least one processor, to cause the apparatus to perform at least the following:
performing, in a communication system where a primary cell is controlled by a first base station and a secondary cell is controlled by a second, different base station, flow control between the primary cell and the secondary cell for data for a radio link control layer;
communicating, according to the flow control, the data for the radio link control layer between the first and second base stations using a link between the first and second base stations;
estimating by the secondary cell a time lag between an original packet data unit request sent over the link and a corresponding response message received over the link, the response message comprising a packet data unit, and wherein the measured time lag is an estimate of round trip time; and
estimating by the secondary cell an approximate length of time that queued data for the radio link control layer will last for a certain user equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,342,057

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:a communication unit configured to perform wireless communication by using one of a first mode of performing first communication with a partner apparatus via another apparatus, a second mode of performing second communication with the partner apparatus not via another apparatus, and a third mode of concurrently performing the first communication and the second communication; and
a control unit configured to control the first communication and the second communication of the communication unit,
wherein in a case where an operation mode of the control unit is the third mode, the control unit controls the communication unit so as to activate a function for the second communication after executing processing to establish a connection for the first communication by communicating association request, and in a case where the connection has not been established even after a predetermined first time has elapsed since the start of connection processing for the first communication, the control unit controls the communication unit so as to activate the function for the second communication even in a case where the connection for the first communication has not been established, and
wherein in a case where an operation mode of the control unit is the first mode and in a case where the connection has not been established even after a predetermined second time that is longer than the predetermined first time has elapsed since the start of connection processing for the first communication, the control unit controls the communication unit so as to generate a timeout event even in a case where the connection for the first communication has not been established;
wherein in a case where the connection for the first communication has been established after the function for the second communication is activated, the control unit controls the communication unit to change a wireless channel used in the second communication so as to match a wireless channel used in the first communication.

US Pat. No. 10,342,027

SCHEDULING ALGORITHM FOR LINEAR NETWORKS

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A link scheduling controller device comprising:a controller that assigns different duration slots to a plurality of sensor nodes within a linear wireless sensor network; and
a transmitter that communicates a schedule of the assigned duration slots to the respective sensor nodes within the linear wireless sensor network,
wherein the controller calculates the different duration slots to minimize an average power consumption of the plurality of sensor nodes, based on a search matrix X, and subject to an upper bound on a total length of the schedule.

US Pat. No. 10,342,023

METHOD FOR INTERFERENCE CANCELLATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for interference cancellation for supporting a terminal having interference cancellation capability in a wireless communication system, the method performed by a serving cell and comprising:configuring, by the serving cell, information on a neighbor cell for interference cancellation; and
transmitting, by the serving cell, the information on the neighbor cell to the terminal,
wherein the information on the neighbor cell is used for the terminal to perform cancellation of interference signal transmitted from the neighbor cell, and
wherein the information on the neighbor cell indicates that a cyclic prefix (CP) length of the neighbor cell is the same as a CP length of the serving cell, and that the neighbor cell is subframe-synchronized to the serving cell.

US Pat. No. 10,342,022

IMPROVING COMMUNICATION EFFICIENCY

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. A method comprising:generating, by a network element, at least one transmission gap within data transmission performed by the network element, wherein the at least one transmission gap is generated as a part of a listen-before-talk procedure for communication on an unlicensed band;
transmitting a control message to at least one terminal device, wherein the control message comprises a first request to perform, by the at least one terminal device, a first interference measurement during the at least one transmission gap, wherein the control message further comprises a second request to perform, by the at least one terminal device, a second interference measurement during the said data transmission;
receiving, from the at least one terminal device, an interference report associated with the listen-before-talk procedure comprising information that is at least partly based on the first and the second interference measurements; and
based on the received interference report indicating that the unlicensed band is not occupied, providing communication resources for the communication.

US Pat. No. 10,342,020

RESPONDING TO PAGING REQUESTS WHILE WAITING TO REQUEST A CONNECTION TO A WIRELESS NETWORK

Alcatel Lucent, Nozay (F...

1. A user equipment, including a processor, configured to communicate with other devices across a wireless communication network comprising a plurality of radio coverage cells, said processor being configured to respond to receipt of a message from said network, said message comprising a wait time, to not transmit a connection request until after expiry of said wait time;wherein said processor is configured to, during said wait time, receive paging requests from said network; and is configured to respond to at least some of said paging requests, said processor being configured to select said at least some of said paging requests to respond to in dependence upon paging information received from said network; and
wherein said paging information comprises an indication of types of paging requests that must be responded to, said processor being configured to, during said wait time, respond to said types of paging requests that must be responded to.

US Pat. No. 10,341,952

LOW POWER LTE (LP-LTE) PAGING MONITORING

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An apparatus for use in wireless communications, the apparatus comprising:an uplink control subsystem configured to perform uplink related tasks of wireless communications conducted according to a given wireless communication technology;
a downlink control subsystem configured to perform tasks related to a physical downlink data channel; and
a control manager subsystem configured to decode a physical downlink control channel and route control information between the uplink control subsystem and the downlink control subsystem;
wherein the control manager subsystem and the downlink control subsystem are comprised in a paging subsystem configured in the apparatus to perform monitoring for paging according to the given wireless communication technology, wherein the apparatus is configured to place at least the uplink control subsystem into one of:
a low-power state during the monitoring for paging; or
a power-down state during the monitoring for paging;
wherein the uplink control subsystem, the downlink control subsystem and the control manager subsystem are used for conducting the wireless communications.

US Pat. No. 10,341,925

PROVIDING COMMUNICATION SERVICES OF A MOBILE COMMUNICATION NETWORK TO A PLURALITY OF TELECOMMUNICATION DEVICES

DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG, Bon...

1. A method for providing communication services of a particular mobile communication network to a plurality of telecommunication devices, the method comprising:establishing a connection or initiating an exchange of data between the particular mobile communication network and the plurality of telecommunication devices; and
prior to or upon establishing the connection or initiating the exchange of data, sending service capability information from the particular mobile communication network to one or more telecommunication devices of the plurality of telecommunication devices;
wherein the particular mobile communication network comprises an access network and a core network, the access network comprising a plurality of radio cells of the particular mobile communication network;
wherein the particular mobile communication network is configured to offer a plurality of available service capabilities corresponding to the particular mobile communication network to the one or more telecommunication devices, including:
the particular mobile communication network offering varying degrees of mobility functionality for selection;
the particular mobile communication network offering different quality of service levels for selection;
the particular mobile communication network offering different levels of security measures for selection; and
the particular mobile communication network offering a varying degree of identity handling for selection;
wherein the service capability information indicates at least part of the available service capabilities offered by the particular mobile communication network to the one or more telecommunication devices; and
wherein the method further comprises: after sending the service capability information to the one or more telecommunication devices, receiving, from a telecommunication device of the one or more telecommunication devices, a selection corresponding to at least one offered available service capability;
wherein the service capability information is sent in a first situation of the particular mobile communication network, and wherein the method further comprises: subsequent to sending the service capability information, sending further service capability information from the particular mobile communication network to the one or more telecommunication devices in a second situation of the particular mobile communication network, wherein the further service capability information, relative to the service capability information, indicates different available service capabilities offered by the particular mobile communication network or different charging information related to the available service capabilities.

US Pat. No. 10,341,919

HANDOVER INITIATION METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR IMPROVEMENT OF CELLULAR NETWORK PERFORMANCE

ELTA SYSTEMS LTD., Ashdo...

1. A computerized LTE (Long-Term Evolution) mobile communication system serving a population of LTE mobile communicators using a communication network comprising a plurality of mobile communication network LTE nodes which includes at least one LTE base station serving the population of LTE mobile communicators, the system comprising:a processor configured for at least once commanding that processor-identified information be sent from at least one individual LTE mobile communicator from among said population of LTE mobile communicators to at least first and second LTE serving nodes from among said plurality of mobile communication network LTE nodes, wherein said information is mutually redundant over said at least first and second LTE serving nodes;
wherein handover functionality is used to enable the individual LTE mobile communicator to be physically handed over from one to another of said LTE serving nodes, for enhancing quality of information flowing over at least one of downlink and uplink channels;
wherein said handover functionality comprises handover functionality provided by 3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE) protocol.

US Pat. No. 10,341,858

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR OBSCURING USER LOCATION

Symantec Corporation, Mo...

1. A computer-implemented method for obscuring user location, at least a portion of the method being performed by a computing device comprising at least one processor, the method comprising:detecting a motion of a user mobile device through a motion sensor of the user mobile device;
checking whether the motion of the user mobile device satisfies a specified threshold that defines a threshold level of motion;
determining that the motion of the user mobile device satisfies the specified threshold that defines the threshold level of motion; and
protecting a user of the user mobile device by obscuring, in response to determining that the motion of the user mobile device satisfies the specified threshold, an actual location of the user mobile device by outputting information indicating a decoy location of the user mobile device that deviates from the actual location of the user mobile device at least in part by:
accessing a detected location of the user mobile device that was detected by a location sensor of the user mobile device; and
altering the detected location of the user mobile device such that an accuracy of the detected location of the user mobile device is reduced; wherein:
the user mobile device requests for authorization to output the information indicating the decoy location prior to determining that the motion of the user mobile device satisfies the specified threshold that defines the threshold level of motion.

US Pat. No. 10,341,823

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DIRECT MODE PUSH TO TALK COMMUNICATION PROTOCOLS

KODIAK NETWORKS INC., Pl...

1. A method comprising:discovering, by a first user equipment (UE), a plurality of UE-to-Network relays available to the first UE, wherein the first UE is located outside a coverage area of a wireless communications network;
receiving, by the first UE, one or more capacity indications from the plurality of UE-to-Network relays;
selecting, by the first UE, a first UE-to-Network relay from the plurality of UE-to-Network relays to connect to the wireless communications network in accordance with a relay selection policy and the one or more capacity indications, wherein the one or more capacity indications indicates a number of additional connections the first UE-to-Network relay can accept, an indication of bandwidth available through the first UE-to-Network relay, or a combination thereof; and
connecting, by the first UE, to the first UE-to-Network relay using direct mode communications, wherein the first UE-to-Network relay connects the first UE to the wireless communications network for the first UE to access a Push-to-talk (PTT) service.

US Pat. No. 10,341,724

VIEWER IDENTIFICATION BASED ON WIRELESS DEVICE PROXIMITY

ARRIS Enterprises LLC, S...

1. A method comprising:measuring the strength of a signal between a wireless client device and one or more receivers, wherein the wireless client device is associated with a first user;
based upon the measured strength of the signal between the wireless client device and the one or more receivers, determining a position of the wireless client device relative to an access point, wherein the position of the wireless client device relative to the access point comprises a distance between the wireless client device and the access point and a direction of the wireless client device with respect to the access point;
determining that the position of the wireless client device relative to the access point is associated with a display device, wherein the association between the position of the wireless client device relative to the access point and the display device is determined based upon an identification of the association within a log entry, wherein the log entry is created in response to a command that is received from the wireless client device, the command comprising an identification of the display device, and wherein the creation of the log entry comprises:
measuring a strength of a signal received from the wireless client device; and
logging an association between the measured strength of the signal received from the wireless device and the display device;
identifying the first user as a potential viewer of the display device.

US Pat. No. 10,341,718

PASSIVE MULTI-PORT ENTRY ADAPTER AND METHOD FOR PRESERVING DOWNSTREAM CATV SIGNAL STRENGTH WITHIN IN-HOME NETWORK

PPC BROADBAND, INC., Eas...

1. A passive cable television (CATV)/Multimedia over Coaxial Alliance (MoCA) signal distribution apparatus, comprising:an input port for receiving CATV input signals;
a radiofrequency (RF) output port for outputting CATV signals;
a Gateway port for connection to a Gateway device, for bidirectionally communicating CATV and MoCA signals;
a plurality of MoCA signal ports for connection to a plurality of MoCA devices, respectively, each of the plurality of MoCA signal ports for bidirectionally receiving and outputting MoCA signals;
a first splitter connected to the input port, and configured to provide first and second CATV output signals, the second CATV output signal being transmitted to the RF output port;
a diplex filter including a lowpass filter section configured to receive the first CATV output signal from the first splitter, and a highpass filter section configured to bidirectionally receive MoCA signals, while isolating the MoCA signals from both the first CATV output signal and the input port, thereby preventing the MoCA signals and the first CATV output signal from being combined at the input port; and
a second splitter including a first bidirectional MoCA signal line connected to the highpass filter section of the diplex filter, and a plurality of other bidirectional signal lines connected individually to the plurality of MoCA signal ports, respectively,
wherein the apparatus permits a plurality of MoCA clients to independently communicate the MoCA signals with the Gateway device.

US Pat. No. 10,341,715

EXTENSIONS TO TRIGGER PARAMETERS TABLE FOR INTERACTIVE TELEVISION

Saturn Licensing LLC, Ne...

1. A method of a reception apparatus for processing triggers, comprising:receiving, by a receiver of the reception apparatus, content and a first trigger included in closed caption data of the content, the first trigger identifying a location of a table;
outputting the received content for display;
extracting the location of the table from the closed caption data of the content;
acquiring, by circuitry of the reception apparatus, the table from the extracted location, the table including a plurality of actions to be performed for an application which is configured to be executed in synchronization with the content;
storing the table in a memory of the reception apparatus;
after storing the table in the memory of the reception apparatus, receiving a second trigger included in the closed caption data of the content, the second trigger including a reference to an entry in the stored table indicating at least one of the plurality of actions included in the stored table; and
performing, by the circuitry, the one of the plurality of actions.

US Pat. No. 10,341,686

METHOD FOR DYNAMICALLY ADAPTING THE ENCODING OF AN AUDIO AND/OR VIDEO STREAM TRANSMITTED TO A DEVICE

Harmonic, Inc., San Jose...

1. A method for dynamically adapting the lossy encoding of an audio and/or video stream transmitted by a first device to a remote device, comprising:the remote device (1) receiving, from said first device, said audio and/or video stream, called the incoming stream, (2) decoding the incoming stream received from the first device, and (3) transmitting an outgoing stream from the remote device to the first device,
wherein said outgoing stream comprises at least one indicator translating a power saving rate desired by said remote device, said at least one indicator corresponding to a reduction rate in decoding operations for the incoming stream into the remote device or in processor P processing cycles; and
the first device (1) receiving the outgoing stream from the remote device, (2) extracting said at least one indicator from the outgoing stream, and (3) adapting the encoding of the incoming stream, prior to transmission to the remote device, according to said at least one extracted indicator.

US Pat. No. 10,341,684

HIGH DEFINITION SURVEILLANCE IMAGE STORAGE OPTIMIZATION APPARATUS AND METHODS OF RETENTION TRIGGERING

Eagle Eye Networks, Inc.,...

1. A method for operation of a high definition video surveillance storage optimization apparatus comprises:receiving a high definition video stream;
transforming the video stream into segments with retention meta data headers;
receiving extrinsic events and sensor measurements;
receiving retention policies and metric thresholds;
determining retention metrics and flags;
receiving a purging directive;
evaluating calendar and policy constraints on purging;
masking video file segments protected by retention meta data from purging; and
removing pointers to video file segments available to purging.

US Pat. No. 10,341,629

TOUCH SCREEN WIFI CAMERA

HIPCAM LTD., Givat Shmue...

1. An in-place imaging device, comprising:(a) a housing, said housing comprising:
(i) a camera;
(ii) a wireless communication module;
(iii) a processing unit; and
(iv) a touch sensitive screen configured for displaying content and receiving input, wherein a lens of said camera and said touch sensitive screen are disposed on a same surface; and
(b) a support stand mechanically and electronically coupled to said housing, said support stand including:
(i) a temperature sensor embedded in said support stand, for sensing the temperature in an immediate area surrounding the in-place imaging device and displaying said temperature on said touch sensitive screen;
wherein the imaging device is adapted to capture footage with said camera and transmitting said footage via said wireless communication module to a network access point.

US Pat. No. 10,341,304

DEVICE INDEPENDENT ENCRYPTED CONTENT ACCESS SYSTEM

Snap Inc., Santa Monica,...

1. A method, comprising:receiving a first authentication credential at a user device, the first authentication credential being associated with a user;
based on the first authentication credential, accessing, by one or more processors of the user device, a second authentication credential stored on a key server;
generating, by the one or more processors, an authentication token and an encryption token;
based on the authentication token, accessing, by the one or more processors, a plurality of encrypted content elements, an encrypted master key, and a plurality of encrypted content keys, each content element of the plurality of content elements associated with a separate encrypted content key of the plurality of encrypted content keys;
in response to accessing the encrypted master key, decrypting the master key to generate a master key using the encryption token;
in response to generating the master key, decrypting the plurality of encrypted content keys to generate a plurality of content keys using the master key;
decrypting one or more encrypted content elements of the plurality of encrypted content elements using one or more content keys of the plurality of content keys associated with the one or more encrypted content elements to generate a plurality of content elements;
causing presentation of at least a portion of the plurality of content elements on a display device of the user device.

US Pat. No. 10,341,225

BONDING OF SATELLITE TERMINALS

Hughes Network Systems, L...

1. A satellite terminal comprising:a radio configured to provide a first satellite communication link;
one or more processors; and
one or more data storage devices storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the satellite terminal to perform operations comprising:
determining, by the satellite terminal, that the satellite terminal is in communication with a second satellite terminal that has a second satellite communication link;
in response to determining that the satellite terminal is in communication with the second satellite terminal that has the second satellite communication link:
bonding at least an uplink portion of the first satellite communication link with an uplink portion of the second satellite communication link; and
indicating, to a data source device in communication with the satellite terminal, an available uplink bandwidth that exceeds a transmission bandwidth of the first satellite communication link, wherein the data source device is separate from the satellite terminal and the second satellite terminal;
receiving, by the satellite terminal, packet data from the data source device;
in response to determining that the satellite terminal is in communication with the second satellite terminal, selecting, by the satellite terminal and from among the packet data, (i) first packet data for transmission over the first satellite communication link and (ii) second packet data for transmission over the second satellite communication link;
transmitting, by the satellite terminal, the first packet data over the first satellite communication link; and
providing, by the satellite terminal, the second packet data to the second satellite terminal for transmission over the second satellite communication link.

US Pat. No. 10,341,191

DISCOVERING A COMPUTER NETWORK TOPOLOGY FOR AN EXECUTING APPLICATION

LogicMonitor, Inc., Sant...

1. A system for continual automated discovering of topology information of a computer network over a period of time comprising:a first network object of a plurality of network objects of the network for:
A) selecting a first portion of a first set of data messages being sent over the period of time by a first application executing on a selected network object of the plurality of network objects;
B) collecting first network configuration and time dimension (CTD) information from the first portion of data messages;
C) sending to a second network object, all or a portion of the collected first network CTD information; and
the second network object of the plurality of network objects for:
D) determining topology information of the network objects over the period of time based on the collected first network CTD information; the topology information including unique keys of the network objects, types of objects of the network objects, and types of relationships between pairs of the network objects for the period of time based on the collected first network CTD information; and
E) storing the first topology information in a memory.

US Pat. No. 10,341,172

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONFIGURING NETWORKS

CSG Media, LLC, Chicago,...

1. A system for configuring electronic elements in an electronic communication network, the system comprising:a query handler device, the query handler device being coupled to a first electronic communication network, the query handler device being disposed at a central processing location;
a plurality of update circuits, each of the plurality of update circuits being arranged to operate electronically in parallel with the others, the plurality of update circuits being coupled to the query handler device;
a database, the database storing data entries that include subscriber information;
at least one writer device, the at least one writer device being coupled to the database;
wherein the query handler device is configured to:
receive a query from a network service provider;
copy the query to form a set of queries, wherein each member of the set of queries is a copy of the query;
transmit each query in the set of queries to an individual one of the update circuits;
wherein each of the update circuits is configured to:
receive one query from the set of queries;
determine an answer to the received query, the answer being determined potentially in parallel time relation with respect to answers being determined at other update circuits;
transmit the answer to the query handler;
wherein one of the answers is a first answer, the first answer being received by the query handler device first-in-time compared to the other answers, wherein the first answer is transmitted to the at least one writer device;
wherein the at least one writer device is configured to:
receive the first answer;
adjust an entry in the database according to the first answer using a write operation such that no other adjustment to the entry can occur until the write operation is completed;
wherein the query handler device is configured to transmit the first answer to the network service provider via the first electronic communication network;
wherein the network service provider responsively adjusts and configures electronic network elements in a second electronic communication network in conformance with the first answer.

US Pat. No. 10,340,977

REVERSE POWER FEEDING POWER SOURCING EQUIPMENT AND METHOD

MICROSEMI P.O.E LTD., Ho...

1. A reverse power feeding powering sourcing equipment (PSE) in electrical communication with a power source and a distribution point unit (DPU), the PSE comprising:a power output terminal; and
a control circuitry, said control circuitry arranged to:
output at said power output terminal power from the power source beginning at an initial output time of said power, said output power exhibiting a voltage within a predetermined operating range,
after a predetermined inrush time period has expired from the initial output time of said power, determine the magnitude of current flowing through said power output terminal,
responsive to said determined current magnitude being greater than a predetermined current draw value, cease said power output.

US Pat. No. 10,340,974

WIRELESS TERMINAL AND DATA RECEIVING AND TRANSMITTING METHODS THEREOF

HUIZHOU TCL MOBILE COMMUN...

1. A wireless terminal, comprising:a central processing unit;
an RF transceiver;
an uplink band transmitting end;
an uplink band receiving end;
a downlink band receiving end;
a shift switch;
a duplexer; and
an antenna,
wherein:
the central processing unit is connected with a control end of the shift switch,
the antenna is connected with a movable contact of the shift switch through the duplexer,
a first fixed contact of the shift switch is connected with the central processing unit through the uplink band transmitting end and the RF transceiver successively,
a second fixed contact of the shift switch is connected with the central processing unit through the uplink band receiving end and the RF transceiver successively,
the antenna is connected with the central processing unit through the duplexer, the downlink band receiving end and the RF transceiver successively; and
wherein the wireless terminal is configured to receive data via a downlink band and via an uplink band, wherein an uplink receipt spectrum of the uplink band and a downlink band receipt spectrum of the downlink band are aggregated, and wherein a downlink data receiving duration of the uplink band is distributed based on an amount of data transmitted by the wireless terminal using time division multiplexing, such that when the wireless terminal receives data:
the antenna receives a receipt signal comprising a first receipt signal from the uplink band and a second receipt signal from the downlink band,
the duplexer receives, from the antenna, the receipt signal including the first receipt signal from the uplink band and the second receipt signal from the downlink band, separates the receipt signal into a separated first receipt signal and a separated second receipt signal, and passes the separated second receipt signal through the downlink band receiving end and the RF transceiver to enter the central processing unit for processing,
the central processing unit controls the control end of the shift switch to connect the movable contact with the second fixed contact so that the duplexer passes the separated first receipt signal through the movable contact, the second fixed contact, the uplink band receiving end and the RF transceiver to enter the central processing unit for processing, and
the central processing unit aggregates data received in the separated first receipt signal and the separated second receipt signal.

US Pat. No. 10,340,914

POWER CONVERTING DEVICE AND METHOD

ANPEC ELECTRONICS CORPORA...

1. A power converting device, applicable to an electronic element, the electronic device respectively outputs a normal operation signal and a low power signal in a normal operation mode and a low power mode, and the power converting device comprising:a filter circuit including an inductor and a capacitor, wherein two ends of the capacitor are respectively coupled to one end of the inductor and grounded; and
a load detecting circuit, including:
a zero-crossing comparison circuit having a first input terminal and a second input terminal respectively coupled to another end of the inductor and a ground terminal, wherein when the zero-crossing compares that an inductor current flowing through the inductor is equal to a zero current, outputs a zero-crossing signal;
a counting circuit coupled to the electronic element and the zero-crossing comparison circuit, wherein when the counting circuit receives the low power signal and the zero-crossing signal, the counting circuit starts to count at a first time point when the inductor current equals to the zero current, and stops to count until the inductor current equals to the zero current again at a second time point, and counts a time interval between the first and second time points; and
a logic circuit coupled to the counting circuit, wherein the logic circuit stores a first time threshold and a second time threshold, outputs a first frequency selection signal when the logic circuit compares that the time interval is larger than the first time threshold, outputs a second frequency selection signal when the logic circuit compares that the time interval is smaller than the first time threshold, and outputs the first frequency selection signal and a pulse-skipping mode signal when the logic circuit compares the time interval is smaller than the second time threshold;
an oscillation circuit coupled to the logic circuit, wherein the oscillation circuit outputs a first oscillating signal and a second oscillating signal, and wherein a second oscillating frequency of the second oscillating signal is smaller than a first oscillating frequency of the first oscillating signal; and
a control circuit coupled to the logic circuit, the oscillation circuit and the another end of the inductor, wherein when the logic circuit outputs the first frequency selection signal, the control circuit transmits the first oscillating signal from the oscillation circuit to the filter circuit, when the logic circuit outputs the second frequency selection signal, the control circuit transmits the second oscillating signal from the oscillation circuit to the filter circuit, and when the control circuit receives the pulse-skipping mode signal, the control circuit modulates the first oscillating signal from the oscillation circuit as a pulse-skipping signal to output to the filter circuit, and operates in a pulse-skipping mode.

US Pat. No. 10,340,841

DUAL AXIS SOLAR PANEL TRACKING COMPLETE MECHANICAL ARRANGEMENT

GOVERNMENT COLLEGE OF TEC...

1. A dual axis solar panel tracking complete mechanical arrangement comprising:a base frame assembly (1);
a middle frame assembly (2), wherein the middle frame assembly (2) comprises a tube assembly (2a), two middle frames (2b), two middle frame supports (2c) and a mounting flange (2d);
a top frame assembly (3);
one or more photovoltaic (PV) panels;
a first slewing drive (4); and
one or more second slewing drives (11);
wherein the base frame assembly (1) comprises a base plate (1a) fitted with a base vertical tube (1b),
wherein one or more bush bearings (5) are fitted to the base vertical tube (1b) for the distribution of the radial load of the structure comprising the photovoltaic (PV) panels mounted on the top frame assembly (3) fitted to the middle frame assembly (2),
wherein the upper end of the base vertical tube (1b) is closed by a thrust bearing mounting plate (7) to mount a thrust bearing (8) to transmit the entire axial load of the structure comprising the photovoltaic (PV) panels mounted on the top frame assembly (3) fitted to the middle frame assembly (2),
wherein the middle frame assembly (2) comprises a tube assembly (2a) having tube (2a1) with inside diameter providing a sliding fit with the bush bearings (5) mounted on the base vertical tube (1b),
wherein the upper end of the tube (2a1) is closed by a steel plate (2a2), the bottom portion of which rests on the thrust bearing (8) on mounting of the middle frame assembly (2) on the base frame assembly (1),
wherein a mounting flange (2d) is rigidly fitted at the lower end of the tube (2a1) to connect the middle frame assembly (2) with the first slewing drive (4) fitted on the base frame assembly (1) fitted with a flange (1d),
wherein a plurality of bearing blocks (9), each fitted with a bearing, are mounted on the middle frame (2b) of the middle frame assembly (2) to support the oscillatory motion of the top frame assembly (3),
wherein the top frame assembly (3) is constructed with one or more trusses (3a) fitted with a plurality of C-frames (3b) and are detachably mounted on tubular longitudinal member (3c),
wherein a drive coupling flange (10) is fitted at the drive end of the tubular longitudinal member (3c) to drivingly connect the top frame assembly (3) to the one or more second slewing drives (11),
wherein the top frame assembly (3) supports the photovoltaic (PV) panels and wherein the motors of the first slewing drive (4) and one or more second slewing drives (11) are connected to a control arrangement to provide required oscillatory movement to the middle frame assembly (2) and the top frame assembly (3) carrying the photovoltaic (PV) panels.

US Pat. No. 10,340,798

SWITCHING CONTROL METHOD FOR A DUAL AUXILIARY POWER SUPPLY

Dong Guan Juxing Power Co...

1. A switching control method for a dual auxiliary power supply, wherein said dual auxiliary power supply comprises a main auxiliary power supply, a sleep auxiliary power supply, and a master control module serving as a switching control module, wherein said main auxiliary power supply and said sleep auxiliary power supply are both powered by an energy storage battery;said main auxiliary power supply and said sleep auxiliary power supply are connected respectively to two power supply terminals of said master control module;
said master control module controls said main auxiliary power supply by a switch control unit;
said master control module is further coupled to a trigger detection circuit which is powered by the sleep auxiliary power supply;
said main auxiliary power supply outputs a control signal to an energy conversion module; and
said sleep auxiliary power supply is constantly in an operation state, and said control is conducted according to a signal detected by said trigger detection circuit or an instruction received by said master control module, where
(1) when no trigger signal is detected by said trigger detection circuit or a detected trigger signal is invalid, said main auxiliary power supply is in a lockout state under said control of said switch control unit; and
(2) when a trigger signal is detected by said trigger detection circuit or a start-up instruction is received by the master control module, said main auxiliary power supply is in an operation state under said control of said switch control unit,
wherein said switch control unit comprises a first transistor of PMOS-type, a second transistor of NMOS-type, and a third transistor of PNP-type;
SPS_CNTL is an enabling control signal for controlling said main auxiliary power supply, a SPS_CNTL terminal is connected to a first pole of said third transistor; a second pole of said third transistor is grounded; a first resistor is connected between a third pole of said third transistor and said SPS_CNTL terminal;
and a second resistor is connected between said third pole and said second pole of said third transistor;
said third pole of said third transistor is further connected to a first pole of said second transistor; a third pole of said second transistor is grounded; and a second pole of said second transistor is connected via a third resistor to a first pole of said first transistor; and
a third pole of said first transistor is connected to a BAT+ terminal of a power supply voltage; a second pole of said first transistor powers said main auxiliary power supply; and
a forth resistor is connected between said second pole and said third pole of said first transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,340,793

DIGITAL CONTROL OF CHARGE PUMP

Wuhan Xinxin Semiconducto...

1. A charge pump system, for generating digital control signals according to an output of a charge pump, the charge pump system comprising:a differential amplifier, for receiving a feedback voltage and a reference voltage, and generating an output signal according to a difference between the feedback voltage and the reference voltage;
an oscillating circuit for generating clock pulses at a rate according to the output signal;
a charge pump for receiving the clock pulses and generating an output voltage which is input to the differential amplifier as the feedback voltage;
a current sink comprising an NMOS having a source coupled to the output of the charge pump and a drain coupled to ground;
a first pair of cascode transistors coupled between a voltage supply and ground for generating a digital signal, comprising:
a PMOS having a source coupled to the voltage supply and a gate coupled to the output signal from the differential amplifier; and
an NMOS having a source coupled to a drain of the PMOS, a drain coupled to ground, and a gate coupled to a constant bias; and
an inverter coupled to the drain of the PMOS, for inverting the digital signal to generate a first digital signal according to the output signal, wherein the first digital signal is input to a gate of the current sink;
wherein when the feedback voltage is higher than the reference voltage, the first digital signal will be generated and the current sink will be turned on, and when the feedback voltage is lower than the reference voltage, the first digital signal will not be generated and the current sink will be turned off.

US Pat. No. 10,340,782

METHOD OF REDUCING SOUND FROM LIGHT FIXTURE WITH STEPPER MOTORS

Harman Professional Denma...

1. A light fixture comprising:at least one light source generating a light beam; and
a stepper motor including a stepper motor stator and a stepper motor rotor, where the stepper motor rotor comprises a stepper motor axle and is rotatable around a stepper motor axis; the stepper motor is connected to a movable object and is configured to move the movable object in relation to a reference point to modify the light beam as generated by the at least one light source;
wherein a damping mass is attached to the stepper motor axle, the damping mass having a rotational inertia in relation to the stepper motor axis which is at least as large as the rotational inertia of the stepper motor rotor in relation to the stepper motor axis.

US Pat. No. 10,340,724

INDUCTIVE AND CONDUCTIVE ONBOARD CHARGING SYSTEMS

GM GLOVAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. An onboard charging system for charging from a power source comprising:an energy storage system (ESS);
a coupling device configured to couple the ESS with the power source;
a charging circuit electrically connected between the coupling device and the ESS;
a first converter electrically connected in the charging circuit between the coupling device and the ESS;
a second converter electrically connected in the charging circuit between the first converter and the ESS, wherein the second converter includes a switching element openable to block current between the power source and the ESS;
a rectifier electrically connected in the charging circuit between the coupling device and the first converter; and
an inductive receiver, wherein an output side of the inductive receiver is electrically connected with the charging circuit between the coupling device and the second converter, at least one of the first and second converters controlling the delivery of voltage and current to the ESS from the power source and from the inductive receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,340,697

MODULAR POWER GENERATION FACILITIES USING SHIPPING CONTAINER-BASED MODULES

PowerSecure, Inc., Wake ...

1. A multi-stack modular power generation facility, comprising:(a) a first plurality of primary modules, wherein the first plurality of primary modules are positioned in a first vertical stack of modules and are attached together to form a substantially modular first vertical enclosure for the generation of electricity, wherein each primary module includes eight primary corners and an interior space at least partially enclosed by a top wall, a floor, a side wall, and an end wall, and wherein the primary modules include:
(i) one or more gen-set modules, each having an engine-generator disposed in the interior thereof, and
(ii) a first switchgear module having first switchgear disposed in the interior thereof, wherein the first switchgear is ganged to at least one of the one or more gen-set modules in the first vertical stack of primary modules;
(b) a first control system in communication with each of the gen-set modules in the first vertical stack of primary modules to coordinate the engine-generators of the one or more gen-set modules as a unit and to control the loading of each of the generators in response to a power load demand, wherein the first control system is disposed in one or more of the primary modules of the first vertical stack with at least part of the first control system being disposed in the first switchgear module;
(c) a second plurality of primary modules, wherein the second plurality of primary modules are positioned in a second vertical stack of modules and are attached together to form a substantially modular second vertical enclosure for the generation of electricity, wherein each primary module includes eight primary corners and an interior space at least partially enclosed by a top wall, a floor, a side wall, and an end wall, and wherein the primary modules include:
(i) one or more gen-set modules, each having an engine-generator disposed in the interior thereof, and
(ii) a second switchgear module having switchgear disposed in the interior thereof, wherein the second switchgear is ganged to at least one of the one or more gen-set modules in the second vertical stack of primary modules; and
(d) a second control system in communication with each of the gen-set modules in the second vertical stack of primary modules to coordinate the engine-generators of the one or more gen-set modules as a unit and to control the loading of each of the generators in response to a power load demand, wherein the second control system is disposed in one or more of the primary modules of the second vertical stack with at least part of the second control system being disposed in the second switchgear module;
(e) wherein the second plurality of primary modules are disposed immediately adjacent the first plurality of primary modules such that the second vertical enclosure abuts the first vertical enclosure.

US Pat. No. 10,340,696

MODULAR POWER GENERATION FACILITIES USING SHIPPING CONTAINER-BASED MODULES

PowerSecure, Inc., Wake ...

1. A method of erecting a modular power generation facility, comprising:(a) producing a plurality of primary modules, wherein each primary module including a housing that is adapted from an intermodal shipping container having four posts, a pair of top side rails, a pair of bottom side rails, a front sill, a rear sill, a top front rail, and a top rear rail, all of which are connected together at the eight primary corners by shipping container corner castings, wherein each primary module includes an interior space at least partially enclosed by a top wall, a side wall, and wherein the primary modules include:
(i) one or more gen-set modules, each having an engine-generator operatively installed in the interior thereof, and
(ii) a switchgear module having switchgear operatively installed in the interior thereof;
(b) shipping the plurality of primary modules, with the respective engine-generator or switchgear operatively installed therein, to an installation location;
(c) at the installation location, positioning the primary modules, with the respective engine-generator or switchgear operatively installed therein, in a vertical stack;
(d) attaching the primary modules, with the respective engine-generator or switchgear operatively installed therein, to one another in the vertical stack, thereby forming a substantially modular enclosure;
(e) interconnecting the engine-generators of the one or more gen-set modules with the switchgear of the switchgear module; and
(f) operating the engine-generators and the switchgear to provide electricity to a transformer connected to the switchgear in response to a power load demand.

US Pat. No. 10,340,623

CAR CHARGING PLUG-IN CONNECTOR

HARTING Automotive GmbH, ...

1. A car charging plug-in connector for an electric vehicle, comprising:a plug-in connector body;
a contact carrier;
at least one signal contact element; and
at least two power contact elements,
wherein the contact carrier is arranged on a plug-in side of the plug-in connector body and fastened to the plug-in connector body in a reversible manner,
wherein the at least two power contact elements are fastened in the plug-in connector body, extend outwardly from the plug-in side of the plug-in connector body, and are configured to remain fastened to the plug-in connector body when the contact carrier is removed from the plug-in connector body,
wherein the contact carrier includes at least two power contact element passages, each power contact element passage being configured to insertably receive a respective one of the at least two power contact elements when the contact carrier is fastened to the plug-in connector body, and
wherein, when the contact carrier is fastened to the plug-in connector body, the at least two power contact elements pass through the power contact element passages of the contact carrier without being fastened to the contact carrier, and are arranged to mate directly with corresponding power contact elements of a charging socket.

US Pat. No. 10,340,561

DEVICES AND METHOD FOR SMELTERLESS RECYCLING OF LEAD ACID BATTERIES

Aqua Metals Inc., Alamed...

1. A method of processing lead materials from lead acid batteries, comprising:providing lead materials comprising grid lead and active material lead, wherein the active material lead comprises lead sulfate;
treating the lead materials to allow an electroprocessing solvent to selectively dissolve the active material lead to so form a lead ion-enriched electroprocessing solvent and solid grid lead;
wherein the electroprocessing solvent is an aqueous solution of an alkane sulfonic acid;
removing at least some of the grid lead from the lead ion-enriched electroprocessing solvent;
reducing lead ions in the lead ion-enriched electroprocessing solvent on a cathode to form high-purity lead and regenerated electroprocessing solvent; and
wherein the steps of providing lead materials, treating the lead materials, removing at least some of the grid lead, and reducing lead ions are performed to allow processing in a continuous fashion.

US Pat. No. 10,340,456

VAPOR DEPOSITION METHOD WITH ELECTROMAGNETS GENERATING MAGNETIC FIELD IN REVERSE ORIENTATION

Sakai Display Products Co...

1. A vapor deposition method comprising the steps of:superposing an electromagnet, a substrate for vapor deposition and a vapor deposition mask comprising a magnetic material on each other, and further attracting the substrate for vapor deposition and the vapor deposition mask to the electromagnet by supplying current to the electromagnet from a power supply circuit; and
vapor-depositing a vapor deposition material on the substrate for vapor deposition by evaporating the vapor deposition material from a vapor deposition source placed distant from the vapor deposition mask,
wherein the electromagnet comprises a first electromagnet for generating a magnetic field in a first orientation, and a second electromagnet for generating a magnetic field in a reverse orientation to the first orientation,
wherein the second electromagnet is turned off after the current is supplied to the first and second electromagnets at the same time.

US Pat. No. 10,340,429

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

KOHA CO., LTD., Tokyo (J...

1. A light-emitting device, comprising:a light-emitting element for emitting a bluish light;
a plate-shaped phosphor layer for converting the bluish light to a yellowish light by a predetermined ratio, the phosphor layer being placed away from the light-emitting element; and
a heat dissipating member that dissipates heat generated in the phosphor layer,
wherein the phosphor layer emits a light ranging from blue color to yellow color in accordance with the predetermined conversion ratio thereof,
wherein the phosphor layer comprises a single crystal phosphor, a ceramic phosphor or a glass including phosphor particles, and
wherein the heat generated in the phosphor layer is transmitted through a metal film formed of Ag, or a metal alloy comprising Ag, and an adhesive layer adhered to the heat dissipating member, wherein the adhesive layer has a thermal conductivity of not less than 1 W/(m·K).

US Pat. No. 10,340,295

FLEXIBLE DISPLAY DEVICE AND BORDER UNIT THEREOF

E Ink Holdings Inc., Hsi...

1. A flexible display device, comprising:a substrate having a display area and a border area that surrounds the display area; and
a border unit located in the border area, and the border unit comprising:
a first metal layer located on the substrate;
an insulation layer covering the first metal layer and the substrate;
a second metal layer located on the insulation layer;
a protection layer covering the second metal layer and the insulation layer;
a semiconductor layer located between the insulation layer and the protection layer;
a planarization layer covering the protection layer; and
a third metal layer located on the planarization layer and having a first part, a second part, and a third part, wherein the third part is located between the first part and the second part, and is physically connected to the first part and the second part, such that a notch is defined by the first part, the second part, and the third part.