US Pat. No. 10,367,489

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TRANSFERRING POWER ACROSS AN ISOLATION BARRIER

Analog Devices Gloval, H...

10. A method of transferring power across an isolation barrier, the method comprising:generating an oscillating power signal in a first side of the isolation barrier;
transferring the oscillating power signal from the first side of the isolation barrier to a second side of the isolation barrier; and
dithering the oscillating power signal to modify a spectral distribution of the oscillating power signal.

US Pat. No. 10,367,329

DIRECT DIODE PUMPED TI:SAPPHIRE LASERS AND AMPLIFIERS

KM Labs Inc., Boulder, C...

1. A system for amplification of ultrafast laser pulses, comprising:a seed source of seed light having spectral components within the Ti:sapphire gain bandwidth of 600-1080 nm;
a gain medium comprising a Ti:sapphire crystal; and
a diode pump beam source comprising a diode laser emitting within the Ti:sapphire absorption bandwidth of ˜400-600 nm; and
a cooling device for cooling the Ti:sapphire crystal to below 200 K;
wherein the diode pump beam is directed into the Ti:sapphire crystal creating a population inversion; and
wherein the seed source is passed through the population inversion region of the Ti:sapphire crystal to effect gain.

US Pat. No. 10,367,298

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

HARWIN PLC, Hampshire (G...

1. An apparatus for connecting two electrical connectors together, the apparatus comprising:a locking collar having at least one protrusion;
a first electrical connector; and
a second electrical connector;
wherein the first electrical connector comprises one or more electrical contacts arranged to mate with one or more electrical contacts in the second electrical connector in order to form an electrical connection, and the collar is arranged to receive at least a portion of the first and second connectors and releasably lock the first and/or second connector, and wherein at least one of the first electrical connector and the second electrical connector comprises a main body portion comprising at least one channel on an outer surface for cooperating with the at least one protrusion of the locking collar, and a contact portion comprising a cartridge positioned within the main body portion, wherein the contact portion further comprises at least a first male contact and a first female contact connected to the cartridge.

US Pat. No. 10,367,287

ELECTRICAL INTERCONNECTION SYSTEM

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An electrical interconnection system, comprising:a first connector comprising a mating contact comprising one or more superelastic components; and
a second, mating component comprising one or more conductive receptacles,
wherein the one or more superelastic components deform without yielding within the one or more conductive receptacles to form one or more contact points with the one or more conductive receptacles when the connector is in a mated configuration, and
wherein the one or more superelastic components is characterized by a stress-strain curve having a superelastic regime, and deformation of the one or more superelastic components within the superelastic regime results in at least a partial phase transformation of the one or more superelastic components.

US Pat. No. 10,367,235

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REAL-TIME PARAMETER ESTIMATION OF A RECHARGEABLE BATTERY

CPS Technology Holdings L...

1. A battery system, comprising:a battery configured to be coupled to an electrical system;
one or more sensors configured to measure battery parameters during operation of the battery; and
a control module communicatively coupled to the one or more sensors, wherein the control module is configured to:
determine a first Kalman filter based at least in part on an equivalent circuit model of the battery that describes relationship between the battery parameters and model parameters, wherein:
the model parameters comprise an open circuit voltage of the battery, a current path resistance of the battery, and a charge transfer resistance of the battery; and
the first Kalman is configured to implement the open circuit voltage of the battery as a time-varying parameter, the current path resistance of the battery as a first time invariant parameter, and the charge transfer resistance of the battery as a second time invariant parameter;
execute the first Kalman filter based on a first set of a plurality of battery parameter sets to determine a first estimated model parameter, wherein the first estimated model parameter comprises a first estimated open circuit voltage of the battery, a first estimated current path resistance of the battery, or a first estimated charge transfer resistance of the battery;
determine a first model parameter based at least in part on convergence of a plurality of estimated model parameters each determined based on a different set of the plurality of battery parameter sets; and
control charging, discharging, or both of the battery based at least in part on the first model parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,367,107

MULTIJUNCTION PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICE HAVING AN SI BARRIER BETWEEN CELLS

IQE PLC, Cardiff (GB)

1. A semiconductor material comprising:a Group IV semiconductor material layer, the material not being silicon;
a layer of Group III-V semiconductor material formed of at least one kind of Group III atoms and at least one kind of Group V atoms, and having an interface with the Group IV semiconductor material layer, the group IV semiconductor material layer being lattice matched to the Group III-V semiconductor material, wherein the Group IV semiconductor material, the Group III-V semiconductor material, and the interface have the same lattice parameter;
a silicon layer either at the interface between III-V semiconductor layer and the Group IV semiconductor material layer, or in either the Group IV semiconductor material layer, or the III-V semiconductor layer, to control a diffusion of the Group V atoms into the Group IV semiconductor material layer; and
an n-type Group V doped region in the Group IV semiconductor material layer that has a border with the interface and that is doped by Group V atoms which have diffused from the layer of Group III-V semiconductor through the silicon layer.

US Pat. No. 10,367,068

TRANSISTOR STRUCTURE

STMicroelectronics SAA, ...

1. A transistor, comprising:a quasi-intrinsic region of a first conductivity type and including a first portion and a second portion that are both covered with a same insulated gate;
two first doped regions of a second conductivity type in contact with the first portion of the quasi-intrinsic region, where the first portion of the quasi-intrinsic region extends between the two first doped regions;
a main electrode arranged on each one of the two first doped regions;
a second doped region of the second conductivity type in contact with the second portion of the quasi-intrinsic region but physically separated from each one of the two first doped regions, and
a control electrode arranged on the second doped region;
wherein the second doped region is configured, in response to a bias applied to the control electrode, to supply charge into the quasi-intrinsic region to operate the transistor as a bipolar transistor device with the two first doped regions forming emitter and collector terminals of the bipolar transistor device and the quasi-intrinsic region forming a base terminal of the bipolar transistor device.

US Pat. No. 10,366,967

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MULTI-DIE INTERCONNECTION

Cerebras Systems Inc., L...

1. A semiconductor having multiple, interconnected die, the semiconductor comprising:a substrate comprising a semiconductor wafer;
a plurality of die formed with the substrate;
a circuit layer formed at each of the plurality of die;
a plurality of inter-die connections that communicatively connect disparate die formed with the substrate, wherein each of the plurality of inter-die connections extends between each pair of adjacent die of the plurality of die, and wherein each of the plurality of die comprises a protective barrier comprising a seal ring that encompasses a periphery of each of the plurality of die,
wherein the plurality of die includes:
(i) a first subset of interior die defining an interior of the substrate, wherein the first subset of interior die has inter-die connections with adjacent die along all sides of the first subset of die;
(ii) a second subset of peripheral die defining a periphery of the substrate, wherein at least one side of each of the second subset of exterior die are formed without inter-die connections.

US Pat. No. 10,366,963

NOBLE METAL PASTE FOR BONDING OF SEMICONDUCTOR ELEMENT

TANAKA KIKINZOKU KOGYO K....

1. A precious metal paste for bonding a semiconductor element, the paste consisting essentially of either a precious metal powder and an organic solvent, or a precious metal powder, an organic solvent and surfactant, and not containing any resin, wherein the precious metal powder has a purity of 99.9 mass % or more and an average particle diameter of 0.1 to 0.5 ?m, and the organic solvent has a boiling point of 200 to 350° C., wherein the organic solvent is made of one organic solvent only, which one organic solvent is a branched-chain aliphatic dihydroxy alcohol having a carbon number of 5 to 20, and which branched-chain aliphatic dihydroxy alcohol consists of 1,5-pentanediol or derivatives thereof, and wherein the precious metal paste has a thixotropy index (TI) value of 6.1 or more, of a viscosity at a shear rate of 4/s with respect to a viscosity at a shear rate of 40/s at 23° C. by means of a rotational viscometer, and a viscosity at a shear rate of 4/s which is 100 to 1000 Pa·s.

US Pat. No. 10,366,939

HEAT SINK FASTENING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Harman Becker Automotive ...

1. A system for mounting a heat sink to a printed circuit board, the system comprises:a frame that is configured to be mounted to a printed circuit board and to receive a heat sink, wherein the frame and the heat sink are formed as separate components, and wherein the frame is formed as a rigid component; and
fastening elements that are configured to fix the heat sink to the frame after the heat sink has been inserted into the frame,
wherein the fastening elements comprise at least one screw or at least one clamp,
wherein the heat sink comprises at least one threaded hole or at least one groove, and
wherein the frame comprises at least one vertical slot and the at least one screw comprises a threaded portion that is configured to be inserted into and pass through a vertical slot into one threaded hole or one groove, wherein the heat sink is fixed to the frame by tightening the at least one screw in the at least one threaded hole or the at least one groove.

US Pat. No. 10,366,862

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR NOISE MITIGATION IN A MULTI-BEAM SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY SYSTEM

KLA-Tencor Corporaton, M...

1. A multi-beam scanning electron microscopy apparatus comprising:a multi-beam scanning electron microscopy sub-system comprising:
a multi-beam electron beam source configured to generate a plurality of electron beams;
a sample stage configured to secure a sample;
an electron-optical assembly including a set of electron-optical elements configured to direct at least a portion of the plurality of electron beams onto a portion of the sample; and
a detector assembly configured to detect a plurality of electron signal beams emanating from the surface of the sample to form a plurality of images, each image associated with an electron beam of the plurality of electron beams, wherein a first image contains a first instance of a pattern element obtained from a first location of the sample and at least an additional image contains an additional instance of the pattern element at an additional location of the sample; and
a controller including one or more processors configured to execute a set of program instructions stored in memory for causing the one or more processors to:
receive the plurality of images from the detector assembly;
compare two or more of the images to identify one or more common positional noise components present in the two or more images; and
remove the identified one or more common positional noise components from one or more images of the plurality of images by shifting the one or more images by an amount equal in distance and opposite in direction to the one or more common positional noise components.

US Pat. No. 10,366,828

APPARATUS FOR WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER, APPARATUS FOR WIRELESS POWER RECEPTION AND COIL STRUCTURE

KOREA ELECTROTECHNOLOGY R...

1. A wireless power transmitting device, comprising:a bowl-shaped transmitting device body; and
a transmitting coil unit for wirelessly transmitting power to a receiving device,
wherein the transmitting coil unit comprises:
a multi-loop coil unit wound flatways in a bottom of the transmitting device body; and
a helical coil unit extending from the maximum radius of the multi-loop coil unit, wound around a side wall of the transmitting device body, and wound to increase a radius of a coil loop in a direction to an upper part,
wherein the whole or a part of the receiving device is located in an interior area defined by the transmitting device body, and receives wireless power from the wireless power transmitting device, and
wherein the wireless power transmitting device generates a magnetic field that is formed in a wider area than the sum of magnetic fields independently generated by the helical coil unit and the multi-loop coil unit.

US Pat. No. 10,366,679

DRUM PEDAL

JAW CORPORATION, Taichun...

1. A drum pedal, comprising:a base having a clamping element disposed in a front section for supporting a drum;
a column installed on and extended upward from the base;
a shaft rotatably mounted on a top end of the column;
a drum beater held in a holder mounted on the shaft;
a cam rotatably mounted on the shaft;
a pedal board having a back end hinged to a heel piece, which is attached to the base so that the pedal board may freely pivot around its back end;
a linkage having its top end fixed to the cam and a bottom end connected to a front end of the pedal board so that the pedal board is slantwise positioned relative to the base; and
an elastic element having a top end coupled to one end of the shaft and a bottom end fixed to a lower end of the column, wherein a plate is laterally extended out; a roller is fastened to the plate; a loop at a bottom end of the elastic element is hooked to the roller; a top end of the elastic element is connected to a bottom end of a threaded rod; the threaded rod and a screw cap are connected via a sleeve mounted to the outer end of the shaft; and the screw cap provides tensioning adjustment to the elastic element and, therefore, the force of exertion when pressing down the pedal board.

US Pat. No. 10,366,677

STRING INSTRUMENT WITH RESONATOR

Angelo Tagliapini, Gardo...

1. A string instrument (1; 100) comprising a resonator (2), a handle (3) and a tailpiece (4; 40), wherein said handle (3) and said tailpiece (4; 40) are bound to said resonator (2) for combining at least one string to said instrument, said instrument comprises at least one magnet pair generally opposed each other, a first magnet (11; 110) of said at least one magnet pair being bound to said resonator (2), a second magnet (12; 120) of said at least one magnet pair being arranged at a first distance from said first magnet, so that to apply, between said first magnet (11; 110) and said second magnet (12; 120), a repulsive force or an attractive force, respectively, depending on the opposed polarities, equal or opposite, of said first magnet and said second magnet, said attractive force or said repulsive force being active on said resonator (2), wherein said string instrument further comprises a plurality of magnet pairs including respective pluralities of said first and second magnets.

US Pat. No. 10,366,656

ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF DRIVING THE SAME

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

1. An organic light-emitting diode display device comprising:an organic light-emitting diode;
a driving transistor involved in driving the organic light-emitting diode and comprising a bottom gate electrode, an oxide semiconductor layer, a source electrode, a drain electrode and a top gate electrode;
a first switching transistor electrically connected to the bottom gate electrode of the driving transistor and involved in transmitting a data voltage to control the driving transistor;
a storage capacitor electrically connected to the bottom gate electrode and involved in charging the data voltage;
a second switching transistor configured to store a threshold voltage in the storage capacitor;
a compensating transistor directly connected to the top gate electrode of the driving transistor to compensate for a deviation in the threshold voltage of the driving transistor; and
a compensating capacitor disposed between the source electrode of the driving transistor and a source electrode of the compensating transistor and storing the threshold voltage therein,
wherein one electrode of the storage capacitor is connected to a ground potential in common with the second switching transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,366,632

SECURITY SEAL

Cambridge Security Seals ...

1. A tamper evident security seal comprising:a. an elongated body having a first end, a second end and an intermediate portion, the intermediate portion having a first major flat surface and a second major flat surface, the first and second major flat surfaces being on opposite faces of the intermediate portion,
b. a hollow locking barrel disposed on said first end, with said locking barrel having a top opening a locking cap disposed on said second end, an area of reduced dimensions disposed adjacent to said locking cap, said area of reduced dimensions being defined by a conical portion formed of said elongated body with said conical portion having a larger diameter and a smaller diameter with said small diameter disposed proximate to said locking cap and with said larger diameter disposed proximate to said intermediate portion, one or both of the first and second major flat surfaces bearing identification indicia between the locking barrel and the locking cap,
c. a plurality of flexible locking teeth disposed in said locking barrel with said locking teeth proportioned to accept insertion of said locking cap into said hollow locking barrel and to prevent withdrawal of said locking cap from said locking barrel after insertion, with said locking teeth each having a distal end and with said distal ends of said locking teeth flexing to accept insertion of said second end into said barrel and snapping into said area of reduced dimension thereby preventing withdrawal of said locking cap and said second end of said elongated body from said locking barrel; and
d. a pair of ramp areas disposed proximate to said larger diameter of said conical portion, said ramp areas being defined by a pair of concave portions formed adjacent on said first and second major flat surfaces ending in a common circumferential flange having a pair of flat parallel portions, and a plurality of spaced apart projections formed on said ramp areas, each of said projections formed as a truncated cone with a flat top portion.

US Pat. No. 10,366,618

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR PROVIDING A LEARNING AID USING PICTORIAL MNEMONICS

PICMONIC INC., Tempe, AZ...

1. A method for providing a learning aid using pictorial mnemonics, comprising:providing a library database including a plurality of content topics each assigned one or more sub-images and one or more fact attributes, wherein at least two of the content topics include a common sub-image and a common associated attribute;
generating a topic selection of at least one of the plurality of content topics;
displaying a plurality of fact attributes associated with the topic selection;
receiving an input on the user device including a selection of at least one of the plurality of fact attributes; and
processing whether the input received on the user device is associated with a correct answer.

US Pat. No. 10,366,558

CASH BOX AND DEVICE FOR HANDLING NOTES OF VALUE WITH MECHANICAL CODING

Wincor Nixdorf Internatio...

1. A cash box comprising:a housing having opposite front and rear ends spaced apart along an inserting direction of the cash box into a selected one of plural receiving compartments of a device, the housing further having opposite side walls extending between the front and rear ends, a bottom and an open or openable top opposite the bottom, the top and the bottom being spaced apart along a height direction;
a receiving area configured to receive a value note stack, and
a mechanical coding unit including a coding element that is mounted to the housing in a first position along the height direction on at least one of the side walls of the housing or at least a second position along the height direction on at least one of the side walls of the housing, and the coding element being designed so that the cash box is only feedable to a first of the receiving compartments when the coding element is in the first position, and so that the cash box is only feedable to a second of the receiving compartments when the coding element is in the second position.

US Pat. No. 10,366,463

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INFORMED CONSENT

Rational Surgical Solutio...

1. A method for obtaining and documenting informed consent in a patient/healthcare provider setting, the method comprising:providing a set of components comprising:
a gateway device for gaining access to the internee;
a server network in communication with the internet;
a data storage device in communication with the server network;
a healthcare information system in communication with the gateway for retrieving and storing healthcare information about plural patients;
a mobile computing device for use by a healthcare provider and/or a patient or authorized representative of the patient;
a video camera;
providing a software application to the mobile computing device for executing on the mobile computing device;
receiving a selection of a patient identification into the software application executing on the mobile computing device from a list of patients of the healthcare provider with the healthcare information system or by entry of new patient data by the healthcare provider;
receiving a selection of a medical procedure for which informed consent of the selected patient is desired into the software application executing on the mobile computing device, the medical procedure selected from a set of a plurality of procedures and one more procedure types from the healthcare information system;
receiving through the software application information about the selected procedure for presentation to the selected patient to educate the patient prior to requesting consent from the selected patient, the information comprising content from a library of videos stored in the server network and available from the healthcare provider or others via the mobile application;
making available a quiz for the selected patient using the software application executing on the mobile computing device, the quiz including a plurality of questions about the medical procedure for assessing informed consent;
documenting administration of the quiz to the selected patient using the software application executing on the mobile computing device;
presenting a document for signature to the selected patient using the software application executing on the mobile computing device, the documenting indicative of informed consent for the medical procedure;
receiving a signature on the document from the selected patient or authorized representative of the patient using the software application executing on the mobile computing device;
capturing video with the video camera evidencing informed consent for the medical procedure using the software application executing on the mobile computing device, wherein the video includes video of the selected patient or the authorized representative of the patient acknowledging that they are providing informed consent, and including a timer to record the time the patient takes in making the informed consent and an electronic time/date stamp of the informed consent associated with the video; and
sending to the server network from the mobile computing device the video and the document with the signature, and storing the video in a non-transitory computer readable data storage medium associated with the server network to thereby provide for documenting the informed consent of the selected patient for the medical procedure, further comprising making the video of the informed consent previously given available to the selected patient or an authorized representative of the patient through a portal associated with the server network, the video being sent by streaming or uploading from the mobile computing device after which the video is automatically deleted from the mobile device;
further comprising combining data from the health care information system with the video recording for the selected patient for review by the patient or authorized representative of the patient and the healthcare provider, and documentation of the selected patient's healthcare records.

US Pat. No. 10,366,429

BROWSER PAYMENT REQUEST API

MONTICELLO ENTERPRISES LL...

1. A method comprising:presenting, on a graphical user interface managed by a browser, a presentation, the presentation being received from a site over a network;
receiving, via the graphical user interface and from a user, an interaction with the presentation;
receiving, at the browser and via a browser application programming interface that manages communication of data between the site and the browser, a request from the site for authorized payment data for the user; and
transmitting, to the site and via the browser application programming interface, the authorized payment data, wherein the authorized payment data can be used as part of a payment process.

US Pat. No. 10,366,391

VARIABLE AUTHENTICATION PROCESS AND SYSTEM

Visa International Servic...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at a server computer and during a first transaction that uses a first account of a first user, a first personal identifier verification request message from an authentication computer, wherein the first personal identifier verification request message comprises a first personal identifier of the first user;
in response to receiving the first personal identifier verification request message, determining, by the server computer, a first authentication process to perform from among a plurality of authentication processes comprising the first authentication process, a second authentication process, and a third authentication process, by determining that the first transaction will be switched through a first payment processing network and determining that the server computer will verify the first personal identifier of the first user,
wherein the first authentication process comprises verifying that the received first personal identifier of the first user matches a stored first personal identifier of the first user, generating a first authentication indicator when the received first personal identifier of the first user matches the stored first personal identifier of the first user, and transmitting the generated first authentication indicator to the authentication computer,
the second authentication process comprises storing a second personal identifier of the first user in a database, generating a second authentication indicator, forwarding the second authentication indicator to the authentication computer, which then transmits the second authentication indicator, and a first primary account identifier to a service provider computer, receiving a first authorization request message comprising the first primary account identifier and the second authentication indicator from the service provider computer, retrieving the second personal identifier of the first user from the database, modifying the first authorization request message to include the second personal identifier of the first user, and transmitting the first authorization request message to a first issuer computer which receives the second personal identifier of the first user, where the first issuer computer verifies that the received second personal identifier of the first user is authentic, and
the third authentication process comprises generating a second authorization request message comprising a third personal identifier of the first user and an amount data field, where the amount data field does not contain an amount or contains a zero dollar amount, transmitting the second authorization request message to a second issuer computer, and receiving a second authorization response message comprising a third authentication indicator;
performing, by the server computer, the first authentication process in response to determining, by the server computer, the first authentication process to perform from among the plurality of authentication processes;
receiving, at the server computer and during a second transaction that uses a second account of a second user, a second personal identifier verification request message from the authentication computer, wherein the second personal identifier verification request message comprises a second personal identifier of the second user;
in response to receiving the second personal identifier verification request message, determining, by the server computer, the second authentication process to perform from among the plurality of authentication processes, by determining that the second transaction is switched through the first payment processing network and determining that the server computer will not verify the second personal identifier of the second user;
performing, by the server computer, the second authentication process in response to determining, by the server computer, the second authentication process to perform from among the plurality of authentication processes;
receiving, at the server computer and during a third transaction that uses a third account of a third user, a third personal identifier verification request message from the authentication computer, wherein the third personal identifier verification request message comprises the third personal identifier of the third user;
in response to receiving the third personal identifier verification request message, determining, by the server computer, the third authentication process to perform from among the plurality of authentication processes, by determining that the third transaction is not switched through the first payment processing network, but is switched through a second payment processing network; and
performing, by the server computer, the third authentication process in response to determining, by the server computer, the third authentication process to perform from among the plurality of authentication processes,
wherein the first personal identifier of the first user, the second personal identifier of the second user, and the third personal identifier of the third user is each a PIN, a password, or a biometric identifier.

US Pat. No. 10,366,325

SPARSE NEURAL CONTROL

Paul Burchard, Jersey Ci...

1. A method comprising:receiving a plurality of current observations about a real or simulated world, wherein each of the current observations is received from a different one of a plurality of different types of physical sensors;
maintaining, by a computational unit, an objective;
representing the objective using an incremental cost of a plurality of potential actions;
maintaining, by the computational unit, a current uncertainty about an unknown state of a world, wherein the current uncertainty is represented by one or more probabilities of a plurality of high-level explanations of the world, such that a set of possible explanations at any one time is sparse, and wherein the current uncertainty is updated from the plurality of current observations using a filter comprising a sparse network;
determining, by the computational unit, one or more optimal actions to achieve the objective with an optimized expected total future cost, wherein said determining comprises performing both backward induction on the optimized expected total future cost and forward induction on the current uncertainty about the unknown state of the world; and
performing, by a physical actuator, the one or more optimal actions.

US Pat. No. 10,366,296

BIOMETRIC ENROLLMENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Princeton Identity, Inc.,...

16. A method of biometric system enrollment, comprising:capturing a probe image of a subject with a camera, the probe image including an iris of the subject;
determining an iris characteristic of the iris in the probe image with an image analysis module;
analyzing the probe image relative to a first enrollment image to determine if a match exists based on the iris characteristic, the first enrollment image is electronically stored in a first bin of at least first and second bins, the first and second bins corresponding to different ranges of the iris characteristic, the iris characteristic in the first enrollment image falling within the range of the iris characteristic of the first bin, a coverage area of the iris characteristic of the first enrollment image extending across at least a portion of the first bin and at least across a portion of the second bin;
if the match exists, electronically storing the matched probe image as an accepted image, the accepted image is electronically stored in the second bin, the iris characteristic of the accepted image falling within the range of the iris characteristic of the second bin;
determining if the accepted image meets enrollment image criteria, the accepted image meeting the enrollment image criteria if the iris characteristic of the accepted image is within the coverage area of the first enrollment image; and
if the accepted image meets the enrollment image criteria, selecting and establishing the accepted image as a second enrollment image.

US Pat. No. 10,366,277

AUTOMATED METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR IDENTIFYING AND CHARACTERIZING FACE TRACKS IN VIDEO

Imagesleuth, Inc., Rento...

1. A video-processing system comprising:a distributed computing system that includes multiple computer systems, each having one or more processors, one or more memories, one or more mass-storage devices, and one or more network interconnections;
a still-image face-detection and attribute-assignment subsystem that identifies face-containing subimages within a digital image and assigns values for image attributes for the identified face-containing subimages and that comprises
an input-image memory for receiving an input image provided by one or more of the multiple computer systems,
a set of first-level feature detectors, provided by one or more of the multiple computer systems, that detect face-containing subimages within the input image and, for each face-containing subimage, generate a set of normalized regions,
a set of second-level feature detectors that generate a set of feature vectors from each normalized region,
a set of attribute classifiers that each outputs an attribute value and associated probability, and
a controller that
submits the input image to the first-level feature detectors in order to generate sets of normalized regions for each face-containing subimage in the input image,
submits each set of normalized regions to generate a set of feature vectors, and
submits subsets of feature vectors to each attribute classifier in an ordered list of attribute classifiers to assign attributes to each face-containing subimage; and
a controller that
receives a reference to a video, and
processes each chunk of frames in the video to
identify and characterize face-containing subimages within each frame of the chunk by applying the still-image face-detection and attribute-assignment subsystem to the frame, and
identify and characterize face tracks in the video, each face track comprising a sequence of frames in which subimages of a particular face occur, the face track characterized by attribute values generated from the attribute values associated with each identified subimage containing the particular face.

US Pat. No. 10,366,260

VEHICLE KEY LOCKER

Firstech, LLC, , WA (US)

1. A device comprising:a key locker body sized to store a vehicle key including a radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag;
a key locker door, wherein the key locker body is configured to shield the RFID tag of the vehicle key from receiving or transmitting radio signals outside the key locker body when the key locker door is closed; and
an access actuator configured to open the key locker door in response to an access signal, wherein opening the key locker door includes the access actuator moving the key locker door to allow the RFID tag of the vehicle key to receive an interrogation signal generated by an RFID reader of a vehicle and send a response signal to the RFID reader of the vehicle in response to receiving the interrogation signal, the response signal allowing driving access to the vehicle, wherein a distance that the key locker door is opened does not allow the vehicle key to be removed from the key locker body.

US Pat. No. 10,366,215

AUTHENTICATION METHOD AND SYSTEM

LICENTIA GROUP LIMITED, ...

1. A computer-implemented verification method comprising the step of:enabling a user to input an identifier into an electronic device having:
a screen; and
an operable, virtual keypad provided within a keypad zone of the screen, the operable, virtual keypad comprising a plurality of labeled keys, each labeled key having at least one indicia associated with it which, when operated by the user, causes the associated indicia to be inputted to the device, and the operable, virtual keypad generated at run time;
by operating at least one labeled key of the operable, virtual keypad through an image of at least part of a scrambled keypad which is displayed at least partially within the keypad zone, and which functions as a cover superimposed over the operable, virtual keypad such that:
the operable, virtual keypad is hidden, at least partially, by the image; and,
when the user identifies a location within the image it operates the operable, virtual keypad key positioned at that location within the keypad zone to record the indicia of the operable, virtual keypad key in the device as an encoded version of the user's input.

US Pat. No. 10,366,175

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATED MANUFACTURING OF CUSTOM APPAREL

3D Tech LLC, Malibu, CA ...

1. A method for preparing a personalized custom-fit garment, comprising:receiving a 3-dimensional (“3D”) digital point cloud representation of an individual's body produced from data obtained during a scan of the individual's body;
preparing and storing a digital self of the individual, said digital self including the 3D digital point cloud representation of the individual's body;
receiving an individual's selection of a garment, said garment defined by a digital pattern;
scaling the digital pattern of the garment to the individual's body shape by extracting sizing parameters from the 3D point cloud obtained from the individual's digital self and parametrically scaling the digital pattern according to said extracted sizing parameters to adjust a shape and fit of the garment to the individual's body shape and size so that a resultant personalized custom-fit garment can be manufactured to the individual's selections, wherein said digital pattern comprises digital information used to prepare the garment by an automated garment-making machine and the scaling includes modifying a stored version of said digital pattern according to the extracted sizing parameters and permitted customizations specified by the individual in an interactive process in which updated, dimensionally-accurate, 3D representations of the personalized custom-fit garment are presented to the individual as the individual selects style and fit options associated with the garment, said scaling providing a two-dimensional representation of the digital pattern adjusted for the individual's body shape and size and permitted customizations;
converting the two-dimensional representation of the adjusted digital pattern to machine instructions for manufacturing of the personalized custom-fit garment; and
transferring the machine instructions for manufacturing of the personalized custom-fit garment to the automated garment-making machine for producing the personalized custom-fit garment according to the adjusted digital pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,366,102

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS

SNOWFLAKE INC., San Mate...

1. A system comprising:a plurality of shared storage devices collectively storing database data comprising files; a resource manager comprising a software program stored in memory and executed by one or more processors, the resource manager programmed to;
receive at least one database query directed to the database data by a computerized query source;
identify one or more of the files within the database data that must be processed to respond to the at least one database query;
divide processing of the one or more of the files into multiple discrete tasks; and
assign different tasks of the multiple discrete tasks to different nodes within a plurality of nodes of an execution platform;
wherein the resource manager is independent of and remote from the plurality of nodes of the execution platform;
the execution platform executing the multiple discrete tasks, wherein the execution platform comprises a plurality of virtual warehouses, and each virtual warehouse of the plurality of virtual warehouses includes at least one node of the plurality of nodes, and wherein each node of the plurality of nodes is independent of and remote from the computerized query source and from the plurality of shared storage devices and comprises:
at least one processor executing one or more tasks of the multiple discreet tasks assigned thereto by the resource manager; and
at least one local cache caching at least a portion of the database data.

US Pat. No. 10,365,940

FEEDBACK SYSTEM FOR OPTIMIZING THE ALLOCATION OF RESOURCES IN A DATA CENTER

Cloubrain, Inc., Fremont...

1. A computer implemented method for optimizing a virtual machine topology of a data center, the method comprising:determining the virtual machine topology of the data center that indicates, for each of a plurality of virtual machines in the data center, a physical machine in the data center on which the virtual machine executes, the data center comprising a plurality of physical machines;
collecting utilization data associated with the plurality of virtual machines and captured at a first time interval, the utilization data indicating utilization levels of different physical machines in the data center by the plurality of virtual machines;
for each of the plurality of virtual machines, predicting a future utilization level of the physical machine on which the virtual machine executes at a second time interval subsequent to the first time interval based on the utilization data and past utilization data captured at time intervals prior to the first time interval;
generating one or more optimizations to the virtual machine topology of the data center based on the predicted future utilization levels for the plurality of physical machines, the optimizations specifying a re-assignment of at least one of the plurality virtual machines from a first physical machine in the data center to a second physical machine in the data center; and
transmitting one or more commands to the data center for reconfiguring the virtual machine topology according to the one or more optimizations prior to the second time interval.

US Pat. No. 10,365,783

OPTIMIZING TRANSPORTATION NETWORKS THROUGH DYNAMIC USER INTERFACES

LYFT, INC., San Francisc...

1. A non-transitory computer readable storage medium comprising instructions that, when executed by at least one processor, cause a computing device to:receive information associated with a ride;
provide a graphical user interface of a transportation system comprising a map portion that covers an initial area within the graphical user interface and an information portion displayed in a collapsed state;
detect a first trigger event corresponding to a first location of the computing device within a first stage of the ride from a plurality of stages of the ride; and
based on the first trigger event, expand the information portion from the collapsed state to be displayed in an expanded state, wherein the map portion covers a smaller area than the initial area within the graphical user interface based on the expanded state of the information portion.

US Pat. No. 10,365,727

HUMAN-TO-MOBILE INTERFACES

Keypoint Technologies (UK...

1. A method for determining data strings to display on a personal computing device comprising a user interface capable of receiving inputs that are to be recognized through data input means which are receptive to keyed, tapped or a stylus input, said device being adapted to facilitate a reduction in the number of physical keying actions, tapping actions or gestures required to create a data string to less than the number of characters within said data string, comprising the steps of:a) storing a plurality of data strings with associated priority indicators in one or more data dictionaries, wherein each of the priority indicators is a measure of a plurality of derivatives associated with a respective one of the plurality of data strings, wherein the plurality of derivatives comprises grammar orients, cognitive coherence, and context ratios, and wherein the grammar orients, the cognitive coherence, and the context ratios are inter-related with each other such that respective weights of the grammar orients, the cognitive coherence, and the context ratios influence each other;
b) recognizing, via the user interface, initially entered words and a first input associated with a first event following the initially entered words;
c) determining sets of appropriations from among the plurality of data strings, wherein the sets of appropriations comprises:
a first set comprising a plurality of predicted completions of the first input; and
a second set comprising a plurality of projected words to follow a predicted completion from the first set, and
wherein determining the sets of appropriations comprises:
applying a plurality of permutations of the derivatives to a combination of the initially entered words and the first input, wherein the respective weights of the grammar orients, the cognitive coherence, and the context ratios influence each other during application of the plurality of permutations of the derivatives;
in response to the applying, determining that at least one of the plurality of permutations of the derivatives has collapsed; and
determining the sets of appropriations from remaining permutations of the plurality of permutations that did not collapse during application of the plurality of permutations;
d) in response to determining the plurality of sets of appropriations, ordering at least some of the appropriations for display in a list by measuring lengths of the sets of appropriations;
e) displaying the list to enable the user to select the required one of the appropriations;
f) if a required one of the sets of the appropriations is included in the list, selecting the required one of the sets of the appropriations;
g) if the required one of the sets of the appropriations is not included in the list, entering a second event and repeating steps b to e; and
h) updating a priority indicator that is associated with the selected required appropriation if the required appropriation is selected.

US Pat. No. 10,365,502

PRESCRIPTION LENSES FOR SMART EYEWEAR

Patrick C Ho, Hilton, NY...

1. An eyeglass device configured for use with smart eyewear, the smart eyewear having near-to-eye displays, the device comprising:a support member;
a first lens supported by the support member, the first lens comprising a first focal point region, wherein the first focal point region comprises a first prism which is a first power region and which is configured to displace a first center line of sight between a first eye of the wearer and the first prism of a first eye's gaze of the wearer through the first lens to an optical path parallel to the first center line of sight and collinear to a center line of a first near-to-eye displayed image when the first lens is positioned between the first eye and the displayed image, wherein a power of the first power region is adjusted to a first focal distance to focus the first near-to-eye displayed image, the first lens further comprising a second power region, wherein a power of the second power region is adjusted to a second focal distance to focus an image outside and beyond the first near-to-eye displayed image; and
a second lens supported by the support member, the second lens comprising a second focal point region, wherein the second focal point region comprises a second prism which is a third power region and which is configured to displace a second center line of sight between a second eye of the wearer and the second prism of a second eye's gaze of the wearer through the second lens to an optical path parallel to the second center line of sight and collinear to a center line of a second near-to-eye displayed image when the second lens is positioned between the second eye and the displayed image, wherein a power of the third power region is adjusted to a third focal distance to focus the second near-to-eye displayed image, the second lens further comprising a fourth power region, wherein a power of the fourth power region is adjusted to a fourth focal distance to focus an image outside and beyond the second near-to-eye displayed image.

US Pat. No. 10,365,447

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR A CHIP-ON-WAFER-ON-SUBSTRATE ASSEMBLY

Luxtera, Inc., Carlsbad,...

1. A method for communication, the method comprising:in an optical communication system comprising:
an electronics die bonded to a first surface of a photonic interposer; and
a substrate coupled to a second surface of said photonic interposer opposite to said first surface, wherein an optical fiber and a light source assembly are coupled to said second surface of said interposer in one or more cavities formed in the substrate:
receiving a continuous wave (CW) optical signal in said photonic interposer from said light source assembly; and
communicating a modulated optical signal between said optical fiber and said photonic interposer.

US Pat. No. 10,365,421

LIGHTING DEVICE WITH LIGHT PIPE ENCLOSED WITHIN A BULB AND HAVING COLORED LINES

BUSTER AND PUNCH LIMITED,...

1. A light bulb, comprising:a light source;
a bulb; and
a light pipe mounted to the light source and enclosed within the bulb, the light pipe having a lengthwise axis;
wherein the light pipe is a transparent bar or tube having coloured lines extending along and within it,
wherein the coloured lines are at least partially embedded in the light pipe, and
wherein each of said coloured lines extends longitudinally substantially parallel to the lengthwise axis of the light pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,365,270

METHOD AND DEVICES FOR DISCHARGING CONTAMINANTS OUT OF A SEAL CHAMBER

ETTEM ENGINEERING S.A. LT...

1. An ejection device configured to close a proximal region of a seal chamber of a rotary machine driving a main flow of fluid holding contaminants, the ejection device comprising:a fluid pumping mechanism having a disk structure and at least one discharge passage, said disk structure including opposed substantially flat proximal and distal sides, and said at least one discharge passage extending through the opposed proximal and distal sides in an axial direction;
a circumferential rim protruding from the distal side of the disk structure and extending along a circumferential direction of the disk structure;
a shaft opening provided in the disk structure; and
only a single obstacle protruding from the distal side of the disk structure and adapted to be disposed in the proximal region of the seal chamber of the rotary machine, the obstacle extending along a radial direction of the disk structure from the circumferential rim to the shaft opening, and the obstacle being configured to create at least one zone of fluid at stagnation pressure,
wherein the at least one discharge passage is disposed in at least a portion of the at least one zone to couple the proximal region and the main flow in fluid communication,
wherein the obstacle has at least one of a clockwise blocking face and a counterclockwise blocking face operative with a clockwise and a counterclockwise direction of rotation of the main flow, respectively, and the obstacle is disposed downstream of the discharge passage which is disposed upstream of the at least one of the clockwise blocking face and the counterclockwise blocking face,
whereby the stagnation pressure pumps contaminants concentrated in the proximal region out of the seal chamber and into the main flow via the at least one discharge passage according to the direction of rotation.

US Pat. No. 10,365,212

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CALIBRATION OF OPTICAL SIGNALS IN SEMICONDUCTOR PROCESS SYSTEMS

Verity Instruments, Inc.,...

1. An optical calibration device for in-chamber calibration of optical signals associated with a processing chamber, comprising:an enclosure;
an optical source located within the enclosure and configured to provide a source light having a continuous spectrum; and
optical shaping elements located within the enclosure and configured to form the source light into a calibrating light that approximates a plasma emission during an operation within the processing chamber, the calibrating light having a wavelength range, spatial extent and angular extent at least equal to that provided by the plasma emission and observed by an optical detector coupled to the plasma chamber via an optical coupling system.

US Pat. No. 10,365,209

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING DISSOLVED GAS ANALYSIS ON A PIECE OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT USING RESONANT PHOTO-ACOUSTIC SPECTROSCOPY AND USE THEREOF

Morgan Schaffer Ltd., Qu...

1. An apparatus for performing dissolved gas analysis on a piece of electrical equipment having components immersed in electrical insulating liquid, the apparatus comprising:a. a liquid inlet and a liquid outlet connectable to the piece of electrical equipment for allowing electrical insulating liquid to circulate between the piece of electrical equipment and the apparatus through a liquid circulation path;
b. a gas extraction cell in communication with the liquid circulation path, said gas extraction cell being configured for extracting a gas sample from the electrical insulating liquid;
c. an analyser in fluid communication with said gas extraction cell for performing gas analysis on the extracted gas sample, said analyser including a photo-acoustic spectroscopy measurement system having an elongated channel including a resonant cavity and an electromagnetic energy source, wherein the resonant cavity includes a first portion and a second portion configured for containing at least part of the gas sample, wherein said first portion of the resonant cavity defines an optical pathway configured for propagation of electromagnetic energy from the electromagnetic energy source, and wherein the resonant cavity includes an element configured for obstructing the propagation of the electromagnetic energy from the electromagnetic energy source through the second portion of the resonant cavity, the photo-acoustic spectroscopy measurement system being configured to excite a portion of the gas sample contained in the optical pathway defined by the first portion of the resonant cavity to produce a photo-acoustic signal associated with the extracted gas sample;
d. a processing unit programmed for deriving information associated with dissolved gas concentrations in the electrical insulating liquid at least in part by processing the photo-acoustic signal produced by the analyser.

US Pat. No. 10,365,164

OPTICAL SYSTEM PHASE ACQUISITION METHOD AND OPTICAL SYSTEM EVALUATION METHOD

USHIO DENKI KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. An optical system phase acquisition method of calculating a broad sense phase distribution ?sj(u, v) by calculating process by a processing apparatus (Up) in an optical system that comprises an optical system (Ot) configured of one or more image forming optical elements, a plurality of input image points (Psj) (j=1, 2, . . . applies similarly hereafter), and a phase defining plane (T) located at a prescribed relative position with respect to an output side of the optical system (Ot), the broad sense phase distribution ?sj(u, v) being information associated with a phase distribution derived from the input image points (Psj) on the phase defining plane (T), the method comprising:a step (a1) of arranging an imaging element (Uf) on the optical system (Ot) and the output side of the optical system (Ot);
a step (a2) of arranging the plurality of input image points (Psj) on an input side of the optical system (Ot);
a step (a3) of illuminating the optical system (Ot) by input light fluxes (Fsj) emitted from the plurality of input image points (Psj), and illuminating output light fluxes (Foj) outputted from the optical system (Ot) to the imaging element (Uf);
a step (a4) of acquiring interference image data (Df) that collectively includes information of an interference image about the plurality of input image points (Psj) by imaging the interference image by the imaging element (Uf), the interference image being generated by superimposing a reference light flux (Fr) coherent with the output light fluxes (Foj) to the output light fluxes (Foj);
a step (a5) of the imaging element (Uf) transmitting the interference image data (Df) to the processing apparatus (Up);
a step (b1) of performing, by the processing apparatus (Up), diffractive optical light propagation simulation to a separation reconstruction surface (Sg) which is at a position where the output light fluxes (Foj) separates into respective light fluxes and reconstructing the output light fluxes (Foj) in the separation reconstruction surface (Sg) based on the interference image data (Df), and thereafter calculating a broad sense phase distribution ?gj(u?, v?) in the separation reconstruction surface (Sg) associated with only light emitted from one input image point (Psj) by the calculating process; and
a step (b2) of performing, by the processing apparatus (Up), diffractive optical light propagation simulation based on the broad sense phase distribution ?gj(u?, v?) to calculate a broad sense phase distribution ?sj(u, v) belonging to the input image point (Psj) on the phase defining plane (T) by the calculating process.

US Pat. No. 10,365,126

DISTRIBUTED OPTICAL FIBER DISTURBANCE POSITIONING SYSTEM BASED ON THE ASYMMETRIC DUAL MACH-ZEHNDER INTERFERENCE, AND POSITIONING METHOD THEREOF

Tianjin University, Tian...

1. A distributed optical fiber disturbance positioning system based on the asymmetric dual Mach-Zehnder interference, wherein the system comprises:Optical source: two narrow-bandwidth distributed feedback lasers into 1550 nm wavelength range, wavelength difference of two optical sources is larger than the wavelength interval of dense wavelength division multiplexer (short for DWDM) of the system;
Optical circulator: transmitting the light emitted from the optical source to the material to be tested and collecting the reflected signal light;
DWDM: two commercial single-channel DWDMs into the 1500 nm operating wavelength range, each spectral transmission range thereof only comprises wavelength of one optical source;
Photoelectric detector (short for PD): InGaAs PD, for receiving optical signals and performing photoelectric conversion and amplification;
Optical fiber coupler: 3 dB optical fiber coupler of which coupling ratio is 1:2;
Polarization controller: regulating polarization states of two interference signals to ensure signal visibility;
Sensing cable: G.652D communication cable, for acquiring external disturbance and transmitting optical signals;
Data acquisition (DAQ) card: dual-channel DAQ card with sampling rate of 10 MS/s, for collecting the voltage signals of two PDs and then transmitting them into computer for processing;
Processing unit: including general computer and embedded computing system, the process unit is used for processing the interference signals received by the DAQ card for obtaining the disturbance information.

US Pat. No. 10,365,102

INERTIAL WAVE ANGLE GYROSCOPE

Inertialwave, Manhattan ...

1. A gyroscope comprising:a resonator having residual asymmetry small enough to yield a defined self-precession rate of a vibration pattern of the resonator; and
readout electronics coupled to the resonator for generating the defined self-precession rate of the vibration pattern of the resonator;
wherein the readout electronics measure a total precession rate of the resonator, and subtract the defined self-precession rate from the measured total precession rate to yield an inertial rate output.

US Pat. No. 10,365,100

ACTUATOR ELEMENT FOR SETTING THE TARGET MARK OF A SIGHTING TELESCOPE

Swarovski-Optik KG., (AT...

1. An actuator element for setting the position of a target mark of a sighting telescope having a front module and a rear module, wherein the front module and rear module are connected to one another by a coupling mechanism, which coupling mechanism can be manually actuated by means of a control element without the use of additional tools, in order to separate the front module from the rear module,wherein the front module comprises an intermediate housing and a setting knob,
wherein the intermediate housing is stationary with respect to the rear module when attached to the rear module, and
wherein the setting knob is mounted rotatable on the intermediate housing.

US Pat. No. 10,365,063

ARCHERY BOW WITH CIRCULAR STRING TRACK

MCP IP, LLC, Sparta, WI ...

1. An archery bow comprising:a riser;
a first limb supported by the riser;
a second limb supported by the riser;
a first rotatable member supported by the first limb and arranged to rotate on a first axis, the first rotatable member comprising a bowstring track;
a second rotatable member supported by the second limb and arranged to rotate on a second axis; and
a bowstring comprising a first end attached to the first rotatable member, the bowstring extending to the second rotatable member;
wherein the bowstring track comprises a first portion and a second portion, the first portion comprising a circular arc having a constant radius from the first axis, the circular arc extending at least 90 degrees about the first axis, the second portion comprising a non-circular arc having a varying radius from the first axis, an outer periphery of the first rotatable member being continuously concave with respect to the first axis.

US Pat. No. 10,365,059

FIREARM HAVING A REMOVABLE STRIKER HOUSING

Taurus International Manu...

1. A firearm comprising:a frame with a magazine receiving grip and a trigger firing mechanism;
a barrel having an internal axial bore, a breech end, a muzzle end, and a cartridge receiving aperture;
a slide having sidewalls with at least one sidewall aperture, an interior, a breech end, a muzzle end having an aperture for exposing the bore of the barrel, and a longitudinal axis parallel to the barrel, the slide enclosing at least a portion of the barrel when the firearm is in a cocked position, the slide being slidably movable along the longitudinal axis with respect to the frame;
an insertable, removable striker housing having an aft end and a forward end, and opposing lateral sides, the striker housing including a striker and a striker block responsive to the trigger firing mechanism of the firearm, the striker housing insertably held within the slide interior, such that the striker housing forward end is proximate the barrel breech end when the striker housing is installed in the slide, said striker housing mounted to said slide sidewall through said at least one sidewall aperture.

US Pat. No. 10,364,981

METHOD FOR DECREASING NITROGEN OXIDES OF A PULVERIZED COAL BOILER USING BURNERS OF INTERNAL COMBUSTION TYPE

YANTAI LONGYUAN POWER TEC...

1. A method for decreasing nitrogen oxides of a pulverized coal boiler using internal combustion type burners, the method consisting of:keeping ignition sources in the internal combustion type burners mounted on side walls of the boiler in a working state when operating the boiler;
igniting pulverized coal in the internal combustion type burners by using the ignition sources;
spraying ignited pulverized coal from the internal combustion type burners, into a furnace of the boiler, deferring the time of mixing of the pulverized coal with secondary air, decreasing an amount of secondary air supplied into a primary combustion zone of the boiler, under the condition that the pulverized coal is already ignited when being sprayed from the internal combustion type burners, to form a reducing atmosphere in the primary combustion zone so that the pulverized coal is burnt in an oxygen-deficient state; and
supplying over-fire air from an upper part of the furnace of the boiler into the furnace to form an oxidizing atmosphere so as to burn out the pulverized coal which is incompletely burnt in the primary combustion zone of the boiler,
wherein only primary air supplies the oxygen amount necessary for the pulverized coal combustion in the burners, such that the excess air coefficient in the burners is lower than 0.4,
wherein the burners are interiorly divided into several stages of combustion chambers, and a bent plate is provided at the elbow of the burner, dense/thin separation of the primary air and pulverized coal flow is generated at the bent plate, denser pulverized coal enters the central chamber of the burner, and the remaining thinner pulverized coal enters respective combustion chamber successively stage by stage, and an air flow of the pulverized coal is formed with denseness in the center and thinness in the surrounding in the radial direction of the burner, and the bent plate is arranged near the outside radius of the elbow as a single layer in radial direction of the burner.

US Pat. No. 10,364,941

MODULAR GAS EXTRACTION SYSTEM FOR PRESSURIZED GAS BOTTLES

Messer GasPack GmbH, Kre...

1. A pressurized gas bottle with an extraction fitting comprising:a shut-off member mounted on the pressurized gas bottle;
a functional component attached to the shut-off member; and
a fall protection device securing the shut-off member against inadmissible damage, characterized in that:
the extraction fitting has a modular design and comprises a base module having the shut-off member and the fall protection device, and an additional module having the functional component, wherein the base module is configured to be secured to the pressurized gas bottle, and the additional module is releasably connected to the base module such that when forcible impact is made to the extraction fitting, the additional module decouples from the base module to thereby prevent damage to the shut-off member and inadvertent release of gas from the pressurized gas bottle.

US Pat. No. 10,364,923

GRIP ELEMENTS FOR GRIP RING

Krausz Industries Ltd., ...

1. An article comprising:an accessory for a clamp assembly comprising a grip element that has a wedge shape including a wedging surface, and rows of elongate teeth on said wedging surface, wherein said teeth are elongate in a circumferential direction, said rows being spaced from one another in an axial direction, wherein said elongate teeth in at least one of the rows are separated from each other by a gap in said circumferential direction, and said wedging surface further comprising at least two rows of polygonal teeth shaped as a triangle, as viewed in a direction perpendicular to both said circumferential and axial directions, said polygonal teeth being spaced from said rows of elongate teeth in the axial direction, and wherein a portion of at least one of the polygonal teeth in one of the rows of said polygonal teeth extends into a space between two adjacent polygonal teeth of another one of the rows of said polygonal teeth.

US Pat. No. 10,364,919

MANUFACTURING PROCESS FOR MAKING A BRACKET AND TUBING ASSEMBLY

AUTOTUBE AKTIEBOLAG, Var...

1. A manufacturing process for making a bracket and tubing assembly, said process comprising:a step (a) of placing a bracket within a forming tool and putting between a first portion of said bracket and a second portion of said bracket a tubing comprising at least a tubing element and at least an elastic pad having a Young's modulus that is lower than a Young's modulus of the tubing element, and which is interposed between said tubing element and at least one of the first and second portions of the bracket, said tubing having a first, initial thickness at rest,
a step (b) of actuating the forming tool for plastically deforming the bracket so that the first and second portions of the bracket come closer one to the other and press the tubing, thus compressing the thickness of the tubing element and the elastic pad in a securing gap, and thus gripping said tubing between the said first and second portions of the bracket,
said process comprising, during the step (b) of actuating the forming tool for plastically deforming the bracket, a step (c) of stopping the second portion of the bracket at a predetermined forced clamping distance from the first portion of the bracket, thus defining a first configuration of a forced securing gap, wherein the tubing has a second, reduced, intermediate thickness which is lower than the first, initial thickness, and
a step (e) of releasing the bracket and tubing assembly from the forming tool, wherein the plastically deformed bracket elastically relaxes so that the second portion of the bracket moves back at a reduced clamping distance from the first portion of the bracket, which is greater than the forced clamping distance, so that a residual securing gap adopts a second configuration wherein the tubing has a third, final thickness, which is greater than the second intermediate thickness,
and wherein the forced clamping distance is chosen so that, within the residual securing gap resulting from releasing the bracket and tubing assembly from the forming tool, the final thickness of the tubing is lower than the first, initial thickness thereof, and the elastic pad is residually compressed of 1% to 40% in thickness, by comparison with said elastic pad's thickness at rest, so that the tubing is secured in the residual securing gap by said first and second portions of the bracket without the tubing element being crushed by said first and second portions of the bracket.

US Pat. No. 10,364,903

MULTIFUNCTIONAL SOFTENING VALVE AND WATER PROCESSING APPARATUS THEREOF

WENZHOU RUNXIN MANUFACTUR...

1. A multi-functional softener valve comprising: a valve body, an injector, a moving disk, a fixed disk and a brine control valve, wherein: the valve body is provided with an inlet, an outlet, a drain and a brine absorption branch of a flow channel, and is also provided with through-holes connected to an upper filter, a lower filter, an injector inlet, and an injector outlet; wherein the injector outlet is connected to the lower filter such that water can pass from the injector outlet to the lower filter without contacting the fixed disk or moving disk; a brine inlet is located in the brine absorption branch of the flow channel; the brine control valve is located on the brine inlet; a plurality of the through-holes are located in the fixed disk, and the through-holes are distributed in six equal sectors of a circular face of the fixed disk, wherein, on the circular face of the fixed disk, in a counterclockwise direction, a first through-hole and a second through-hole are connected to the upper filter with the upper filter being connected to the valve body, a third through-hole is connected to the lower filter, a fourth through-hole is connected to the outlet, and a fifth through-hole is connected to the injector inlet, a sixth through-hole is set in a center of the circular face of the fixed disk that is connected to a drain of the valve body; the circular face of the fixed disk matches with a circular face of the moving disk; and on the circular face of the moving disk, an inlet through-hole connected to the inlet of the valve body, a radial blind hole that is from a center to circumferential direction, and an arc-shaped blind hole are set.

US Pat. No. 10,364,892

KERROS OR LAYERED NON-CONDUCTIVE RINGED SEALING PANCAKE GASKET ASSEMBLY

AOI (Advanced Oilfield In...

1. A non-conductive multi-layered ringed sealing gasket for mating one or more pipe joints along one or more piping assemblies comprising:at least two mutually joined ring-shaped bodies, said bodies each having a top surface portion, a top gasket section bonded with, adhered to, or part of said top surface portion, a bottom surface portion, and a bottom gasket section bonded with, adhered to, or part of said bottom surface portion wherein said bottom surface portion of one of said two mutually joined ring-shaped bodies is mated to a top surface portion of another of said bodies forming multi-layers of said non-conductive multi-layered ringed sealing gasket;
whereby;
said at least two mutually joined ringed-shaped bodies in combination comprise a ringed sealing gasket, so that said top gasket section and bottom gasket section along with said top surface portion and said bottom surface portion have the same outer diameters with a total thickness no greater than a diameter of said piping assembly in each pipe-joint that joins pipe elements via half mating with said gasket;
and wherein said top and bottom gasket section of said ringed sealing gasket is comprised of a metal and wherein said top gasket section and said bottom gasket section is separated by an inner portion of said ringed sealing gasket that is comprised of one or more thermally and or electrically non-conductive materials wherein said non-conductive materials are in combination with a top and bottom surface of said inner portion and are ductile during dynamic motion and forces associated with motion of said one or more pipe joints;
and wherein said non-conductive multilayered ringed sealing gasket is thus adapted for pressure-tight joining of pipe elements that withstand compressive, tensile, shear and/or torsional forces greater than or equal to that of compressive, tensile, shear and/or torsional strength that one or more pipe joints can withstand wherein at least one layer includes said inner portion of said ringed sealing gasket that includes continuous toroidal axially and radially wrapped fibers having voids filled with adhesives such that shear forces occurring during movement of said piping assemblies are distributed predominantly radially along an axial length of said fibers, thereby forcing said fibers to distribute load in a tensile direction along a length of said fibers which eliminates cracking of said gasket.

US Pat. No. 10,364,878

COMPACT FLEX GEAR FOR STRAIN WAVE GEARING

Simmons Precision Product...

1. A flex gear comprising:a hub having an axis, a rim portion, a first interface feature, and a first contact race;
a tooth ring including a first plurality of gear teeth and a second contact race; and
a plurality of flex elements located between and connected to the rim portion and the tooth ring.

US Pat. No. 10,364,816

REMOTE PUMP MANAGING DEVICE

Lincus, Inc., Tempe, AZ ...

1. A remote pump manager comprising:pressure sensors or a depth sensor operating to determine the change in pressure of a pump;
a flow sensor operating to determine flow rate of fluid exiting the pump;
a power meter operating to determine power data related to operation of the pump;
a management device having a programmable logic controller and a display, the pressure sensors, the flow sensor and the power meter in communication with the management device, and wherein the management device operates to determine pump efficiencies, wherein the programmable logic controller automatically determines pump efficiency data in response to receiving real time data from the pressure sensors, the flow sensor and the power meter and automatically delivers the pump efficiency data to the display for displaying the determined pump efficiency data; and
a modem, wherein the modem communicates the real time data from the pressure sensors, the flow sensor and the power meter to a server and the programmable logic controller interrupts the communication from the modem and the server prior to automatically determining pump efficiency data.

US Pat. No. 10,364,702

DE-ICING NOSE FOR LOW-PRESSURE COMPRESSOR OF AN AXIAL TURBINE ENGINE

Safran Aeroboosters SA, ...

1. An axial turbine engine splitter nose, said nose comprising:an annular separation surface with a circular leading edge, the annular separation surface being structured and operable to separate an upstream flow into two annular flows, the annular separation surface being axisymmetric around an axis; and
an electrical de-icing device with an electrical heating element; the electrical heating element comprises at least one electric heating strip which is structured and operable to prevent the formation of ice on the annular separation surface, the nose further comprising:
an annular partition with a variable-thickness portion forming an annular body, the annular body having a maximum thickness in a region of the circular leading edge; and
a layer of dielectric material,
wherein the annular body comprises an external annular step protruding radially outwardly so as to form a contact surface perpendicular to the axis, the annular body extending upstream and downstream of the external annular step, and
wherein the contact surface extends radially from an inner circular edge to an outer circular edge, and the layer of dielectric material axially abuts the contact surface between the inner circular edge and the outer circular edge.

US Pat. No. 10,364,676

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MONITORING LONGWALL MINE ROOF STABILITY

Joy Global Underground Mi...

1. A longwall mining system comprising:a plurality of powered roof supports, each powered roof support including a controllable hydraulic piston configured to apply an adjustable support pressure on a mine roof;
a shearer configured to move across a mine face as the plurality of powered roof supports are arranged in a series along the mine face; and
an electronic control unit configured to
receive data from each powered roof support of the plurality of powered roof supports indicative of fluid pressure within each respective controllable hydraulic piston, and
monitor a condition of the mine roof based on changes in the received data over a period of time,
wherein the electronic control unit is configured to monitor the condition of the mine roof based on changes in the received data over a period of time by generating a graphical pressure map, the graphical pressure map including
a plurality of parallel display lines each providing an indication of fluid pressure within a different one of the controllable hydraulic pistons of the plurality of powered roof supports over the period of time, and
a shearer position line indicative of a position of the shearer relative to the plurality of powered roof supports over the period of time overlaid onto the plurality of parallel display lines.

US Pat. No. 10,364,658

DOWNHOLE PUMP WITH CONTROLLED TRAVELING VALVE

VLP LIFT SYSTEMS, LLC, R...

1. A fluid pump apparatus for an artificial lift system, the fluid pump apparatus comprising:a barrel having an interior and a lower end, said barrel having a first wide inner diameter section and a second wide inner diameter section and a reduced inner diameter section between said first wide inner diameter section and said second wide inner diameter section, said barrel having an opening at a top thereof and an opening at the lower end thereof;
a standing valve positioned at said lower end of said barrel, said standing valve movable between an open position and a closed position;
a plunger reciprocatingly mounted within said barrel, said plunger having a wide diameter section and a narrow diameter section positioned above said wide diameter section, said plunger having a first aperture at an upper portion of said plunger and a second aperture extending through a wall of said plunger so as to open to a channel extending longitudinally through said plunger, said plunger having a central chamber, said central chamber having a first shoulder located below said first aperture and above said second aperture;
a traveling valve positioned in an interior of said plunger so as to control fluid flow through said plunger, said traveling valve having a head portion and a body extending downwardly from said head portion, said body slidably movable within an interior of said plunger, said body having a fluid-passing channel therein that opens to an exterior of said body, said shoulder defining a seating area for said traveling valve; and
a spring mounted to said plunger and to said traveling valve so as to urge said traveling valve into sealing relation with said shoulder of said plunger.

US Pat. No. 10,364,642

DEGRADABLE DOWNHOLE TOOLS AND COMPONENTS

Bubbletight, LLC, Needvi...

1. A tool, comprising:a body having an axial bore extending therethrough;
one or more slips arranged about the body and configured to extend radially to engage an interior wall of a wellbore conduit; and
a sealing member configured to form a seal between an outer surface of the body and the interior wall of the wellbore conduit,
wherein the one or more slips is formed from a first polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) that includes a fiberglass reinforcing material compound and the sealing member is formed from a second PVA compound that is different from the first PVA compound.

US Pat. No. 10,364,633

METHOD AND MOBILE CUTTING TOOL FOR CUTTING A SUBSEA TUBULAR STRUCTURE

Smart Installations AS, ...

1. A mobile cutting tool for cutting a subsea tubular structure, the mobile cutting tool comprising:a tool body having an enclosure for receiving the subsea tubular structure;
a non-rotatable cutting element configured to carry out a translational cutting movement through the enclosure so as to cut the subsea tubular structure;
an actuator mounted on the tool body at one side of the enclosure and configured to actuate the non-rotatable cutting element;
a reaction member located at an opposite side of the enclosure, opposite to the cutting element, and configured to apply a reaction force on the subsea tubular structure during cutting; and
a further actuator comprising a hydraulic cylinder mounted at the opposite side of the enclosure of the tool body, the further actuator configured to actuate a piston rod or thread bar coupled to the reaction member so as to open and close the enclosure, for receiving and retaining the subsea tubular structure, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,364,628

USE OF PRE-STRESSED STEEL STRAND IN THE PROCEDURE OF MULTI-ANGLE DRILLING CORING

CHIFENG HAO FENG DRILLING...

1. A method for multi-angle core drilling using pre-stressed steel strand, comprising:A setting up a drilling machine with support on a drilling field; conducting a safety check; running the drilling machine; installing a first core internal pipe; drilling a hole;
B conveying a pre-stressed steel strand by a rolling wheel after the first core internal pipe is full with a core by drilling; wherein the pre-stressed steel strand enters a front part of a drill rod to obtain the core internal pipe; pulling out the first core internal pipe without taking out the drill rod; putting down the first core internal pipe;
C putting a second core internal pipe in the drill rod; pushing the second core internal pipe by the pre-stressed steel strand which is driven by the rolling wheel, such that the second core internal pipe is pushed into a front end of the drill rod; pulling out the pre-stressed steel strand; winding the pre-stressed steel strand on a winder; linking the drill rod; running a power head; keeping drilling; wherein the second core internal pipe is empty before drilling;
D when the drilling machine is drilling with the second core internal pipe, retrieving a core of the first core internal pipe; and when the drilling machine is drilling with the first core internal pipe, retrieving a core of the second core internal pipe;
E repeating the steps B, C, and D, till a predetermined drilling depth is reached.

US Pat. No. 10,364,615

BRAZED POLYCRYSTALLINE DIAMOND COMPACT

Suzhou Superior Industria...

1. A process of manufacturing a thermally stable polycrystalline diamond compact comprising:(a) creating a substantially annular thermally stable plate that has an interface surface;
(b) machining a substantially cylindrical substrate that has an non-planar interface surface;
(c) applying a braze to the interface surfaces between the plate and the substrate such that the plate and the substrate are brazed together;
wherein the plate's interface surface is a bottom surface of the plate and the orthogonal inner annular surface, and the substrate's interface surface is a top surface of the substrate that comprises a projection that is substantially an inverted topology of plate's interface surface such that when the braze paste is applied, the two components become a mated pair with at least a portion of the substrate's top surface projecting into an inner annular region of the plate and not being mated with the plate.

US Pat. No. 10,364,594

ELECTRO-MECHANICAL DEADBOLT CONNECTION TO MAIN HOUSING

CALIFORNIA THINGS, INC., ...

1. A method for connecting a deadbolt to a main housing of an electromechanical lock, the method comprising:disposing a bolt carriage in the main housing of the electromechanical lock, the bolt carriage including electrical contacts within a groove;
disposing a detent connector and a deadbolt within a bolt housing, the detent connector configured to insert into the groove of the bolt carriage, wherein the detent connector is configured to align electrical components electrically connected to the deadbolt to the electrical contacts of the bolt carriage for enabling electrical transmission from the deadbolt to the bolt carriage; and
inserting the detent connector into the bolt carriage to cause the electrical components electrically connected to the deadbolt to contact the electrical contacts of the bolt carriage.

US Pat. No. 10,364,592

SENSOR ASSEMBLIES FOR LOCKS

Schlage Lock Company LLC,...

1. A locking assembly, comprising:a case;
a first hub rotatably mounted in the case and having a first home position and a first rotated position;
a second hub rotatably mounted in the case and having a second home position and a second rotated position;
a locking member aligned with the first hub and having a locking position wherein rotation of the first hub is prevented, and having an unlocking position wherein rotation of the first hub is enabled; and
a sensor assembly, including:
a first sensor associated with the first hub and operable to transmit a first signal in response to one of the first home position and the first rotated position, wherein the first sensor comprises a first microswitch including a first body, at least one first terminal, and a first leaf spring associated with the first hub;
a second sensor associated with the second hub and operable to transmit a second signal in response to one of the second home position and the second rotated position, wherein the second sensor comprises a second microswitch including a second body, at least one second terminal, and a second leaf spring associated with the second hub;
a third sensor associated with the locking member and operable to transmit a third signal in response to one of the locking position and the unlocking position, wherein the third sensor comprises a third microswitch including a third body, at least one third terminal, and a third leaf spring associated with the locking member; and
a printed circuit board on which terminals of each of the first, second, and third sensors are mounted;
wherein each terminal is electrically connected to a controller of a control circuit;
wherein the third sensor is mounted on the printed circuit board between the first sensor and the second sensor to form a single unit; and
wherein the third leaf spring is bent about the third body such that an engaging segment of the third leaf spring extends longer than the first leaf spring and the second leaf spring and is positioned between the third body and the locking member.

US Pat. No. 10,364,587

EMERGENCY SHELTER

Extremis Technology Ltd.,...

1. A building that is adaptable between a first normal configuration and a second wind-resistant configuration by relative movement of at least two space enclosing elements of the building, wherein the first configuration defines a first internal volume and the second configuration defines a second internal volume less than the first internal volume,wherein the first configuration comprises:
a first roof element moveable relative to at least one structurally supporting part of the building, said first roof element being one of the at least two space enclosing elements and which in the first configuration has a first roof angle to the horizontal; and
an adjacent first side wall element being one of the at least two space enclosing elements, at least a portion of which is moveable relative to at least one structurally supporting part of the building, said first side wall element in the first configuration having a first side wall angle to the horizontal; and
wherein the second configuration comprises a composite roof-wall arrangement having a roof component derived from at least a portion of the first roof element and a side wall component derived from at least a portion of the first side wall element, wherein the angle to the horizontal of each of the roof component and the wall component of the composite roof-wall arrangement in the second configuration are intermediate between the first roof angle of the first roof element in the first configuration and the first wall angle of the first wall element of the first configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,364,532

PROCESSES FOR CLAY EXFOLIATION AND USES THEREOF

Crop Enhancement, Inc., ...

1. A method for producing exfoliated clay platelets from a swellable clay material, comprising:providing an exfoliating formulation comprising an anionic extractant, wherein the exfoliating formulation has a basic pH, and wherein the anionic extractant is sodium phosphate monobasic dihydrate, and
contacting the swellable clay material with the exfoliating formulation, wherein the exfoliating formulation produces exfoliated clay platelets from the swellable clay material.

US Pat. No. 10,364,479

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A LOW-ALLOY STEEL INGOT

SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES, ...

1. A method of fabricating a low alloy steel ingot, the method comprising:a) melting all or part of an electrode by a vacuum arc remelting method, the electrode, before melting, comprising iron and carbon, the melted portion of the electrode being collected in a crucible thus forming a melt pool within the crucible; and
b) solidifying the melt pool by heat exchange between the melt pool and a cooling fluid, the heat exchange applied serving to impose a mean solidification speed during step b) that is less than or equal to 45 ?m/s and to obtain an ingot of low alloy steel.

US Pat. No. 10,364,324

POLY(2,6-DIMETHYL-1,4-PHENYLENE-OXIDE) DERIVATIVES WITH SULFONYL PENDANT GROUPS AND METHODS THEREFOR

The United States of Amei...

1. A sulfone-containing polyphenylene oxide (PPO) polymer having repeating units of formulas:
wherein each of R1 and R2 is H or an alkyl group containing from 1 to 4 carbon atoms, R3 is an alkylene group containing from 1 to 2 carbon atoms, R4 is selected from a group consisting of an alkyl group containing from 1 to 4 carbon atoms, an aryl group, and CF3, and X is a halogen atom;
the subscript n is 0 or 1;
the subscript m is 1 or 2, provided that when m is 2, R2 is H;
a degree of polymerization ranges from about 5 to about 1,000; and
a ratio of units having formula (1) to units having formula (2) of the sulfone-containing PPO polymer ranges from about 10:90 to about 90:10.

US Pat. No. 10,364,255

HETEROAROMATIC COMPOUNDS AS VANIN INHIBITORS

Boehringer Ingleheim Inte...

1. A compound of the formula (I),
wherein
A is a group of formula A.1 or A.2:

wherein each R1, R2, R3, R4, R5 and R6 is independently selected from the group consisting of H, C1-4-alkyl, C1-4-alkyl substituted with a hydroxyl or halogen group, phenyl and a 5-6 membered heteroaryl, or
R1 and R2, R3 and R4, or R5 and R6 together form a 3-4 membered carbocycle, and
wherein
B is selected from the group consisting of formulas B.1, B.2 and B.3:

wherein
R7 is H, C1-3-alkyl, halogen, C1-3-alkoxy, 5-6 membered heteroaryl, or
R7 is selected from the group consisting of R7.a, R7.b and R7.c

wherein
R8 is selected from the group consisting of C1-6-alkyl, C3-6-cycloalkyl, and 3-14 membered heterocyclyl and
X is CH2 or O;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,364,159

PROCESS AND SYSTEMS FOR REGENERATING ALKALI PROCESS STREAMS

GRAYMONT WESTERN US INC.,...

10. A system comprising:an ore supply system;
an oxidizing agent supply system;
a pH modifier supply system configured to supply alkali metal- or alkali earth metal-containing compounds;
an oxidizer system in communication with the ore supply system, the oxidizing agent supply system, and the pH modifier supply system, the oxidizer system configured to oxidize sulfidic ore;
a first separation system in communication with the oxidizer system and configured to receive solid oxidized ore and aqueous sulfates from the oxidizer system and configured to separate the solid oxidized ore from the aqueous sulfates;
a regeneration system in communication with the first separation system and configured to receive at least a portion of the aqueous sulfates, the regeneration system in communication with a lime supply system and configured to react the aqueous sulfates with calcium hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide, or both from the lime supply system, and thereby form solid calcium sulfate and additional hydroxide;
a second separation system in communication with the regeneration system and configured to separate the solid calcium sulfate from the additional hydroxide and any residual calcium hydroxide or magnesium hydroxide from the lime supply system;
a calcium removal system in communication with the second separation system, wherein the calcium removal system is configured to receive carbonate ion-generating compounds and produce a mixed solution; and
a recycle stream configured to recycle a portion of the mixed solution to the pH modifier supply system.

US Pat. No. 10,364,134

CRANE MAT SYSTEM AND METHOD

GREENFIELD PRODUCTS, LLC,...

1. A method of lifting a plurality of crane mats comprising the steps of:providing an upper crane mat and a lower crane mat, each crane mat having a top surface and a bottom surface joined by one or more sidewalls, wherein two lifting portions are each located on opposite recessed walls of each crane mat, wherein each of the two lifting portions comprises an arm having a proximal end that is attached to the respective recessed wall and distal end that is attached to a respective plate;
retaining the lifting portions of the upper and lower crane mats with a sling; and
lifting the upper and lower crane mats.

US Pat. No. 10,364,132

PIPE LIFTING AND ORIENTING APPARATUS AND METHOD

Matrix Service Company, ...

1. A pipe lifting and orienting apparatus comprising:a base having a V-shaped notch with a first side and a second side cooperating to define a vertex and a vertical passage, the vertex defining an inner boundary of the vertical passage;
a first outrigger extending from the base adjacent to the first side;
a second outrigger extending from the base adjacent to the second side;
a third outrigger extending from the base in opposition to the vertex so that the first outrigger, the second outrigger and the third outrigger form a Y-shape and support the base on a surface;
a straight beam extending vertically from the base between the vertex and the third outrigger, the beam having a first end attached to the base and a second end terminating in a pulley;
a winch supported by the base and spaced a distance from the base; and
a cable operably attached to the winch and operably extending over the pulley, wherein the cable has a distal end from the winch, and the distal end is configured to be attached to a pipe, wherein the pulley and the winch are oriented so that gravity will place the cable in the vertical passage adjacent to the vertex when the cable is lowered to be at an even level with the vertex such that, when the pipe is in a vertical sleeve, attached to the distal end, and lifted by the cable, the pipe passes through the vertical passage adjacent to the vertex.

US Pat. No. 10,364,033

TABLE APPARATUS

ADIENT AEROSPACE LLC, Ki...

1. A table apparatus comprising:a table device;
a table support structure connected to said table device, said table support structure comprising a carrier structure and a table support linkage, said carrier structure being connected to said table support linkage via a single pivot connection, wherein said table device is pivotable about only said single pivot connection;
a track structure;
a guide track; and
a guide pin arranged in said guide track, said guide pin being connected to said carrier structure, wherein said carrier structure is movably mounted to said track structure such that said carrier structure moves in a linear direction and said guide pin moves in said guide track when said carrier structure moves in said linear direction.

US Pat. No. 10,364,014

MULTILAYER FLOOR COVERING

GERFLOR, Villeurbanne (F...

1. A multilayer floor covering comprising:a layer A of reinforcing fibers, the layer A made of (i) polyester or phenolic resin and (ii) fiberglass;
an adhesive layer B;
an underside layer C;
a reinforcing layer D, free of reinforcing fibers, the layer D made of PETG and/or PET;
a surface layer E.

US Pat. No. 10,363,998

AQUATIC VESSEL AND PADDLE

YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KAISHA, ...

10. A paddle comprising:a shaft;
a first blade disposed at a first end of the shaft; and
a control module disposed on the shaft, the control module including a controller and a wireless communication device that is configured to wirelessly transmit control signals to an external device and wirelessly receive control signals from the external device.

US Pat. No. 10,363,875

VEHICULAR EXTERIOR ELECTRICALLY VARIABLE REFLECTANCE MIRROR REFLECTIVE ELEMENT ASSEMBLY

DONNELLY CORPORTION, Hol...

1. An exterior electrically variable reflectance mirror reflective element assembly suitable for use for a vehicle, said exterior electrically variable reflectance mirror reflective element assembly comprising:an electrically variable reflectance mirror reflective element;
wherein said electrically variable reflectance mirror reflective element comprises a front substrate and a rear substrate and an electrochromic medium disposed between said front and rear substrates;
wherein said front substrate has a first surface and a second surface and wherein a transparent electrically conductive layer is disposed at said second surface of said front substrate;
wherein said rear substrate has a third surface and a fourth surface and wherein a mirror reflector is disposed at at least a portion of said third surface of said rear substrate;
wherein said mirror reflector comprises a stack of thin films and wherein said stack of thin films comprises at least a first metal thin film and a second metal thin film;
wherein said first metal thin film is formed of a metal material that has a specific resistivity of less than 1×10?3 ohm·cm;
wherein said second metal thin film is formed of a metal material that has a specific resistivity of less than 1×10?3 ohm·cm;
wherein said metal material of said first metal thin film is different than said metal material of said second metal thin film;
wherein said mirror reflector provides at least 55 percent photopic reflectance measured in accordance with Society of Automotive Engineers test procedure SAE J964a;
wherein said electrochromic medium is disposed in an interpane cavity between said third surface of said rear substrate and said second surface of said front substrate and is bounded by a perimeter seal;
wherein width of said perimeter seal is at least 0.5 mm;
wherein no part of said rear substrate extends beyond any part of said front substrate;
wherein a perimeter layer is disposed at said second surface of said front substrate proximate a perimeter edge of said front substrate, and wherein said perimeter layer comprises a reflective perimeter layer;
wherein said perimeter layer comprises at least one metal thin film and wherein said perimeter layer is electrically conductive;
wherein said perimeter layer conceals said perimeter seal from view by a driver of a vehicle normally viewing said front substrate when said exterior electrically variable reflectance mirror reflective element assembly is mounted in an exterior mirror assembly attached at an exterior portion of the vehicle;
wherein at least a portion of said mirror reflector extends from under said perimeter seal outward towards at least a portion of said perimeter edge of said rear substrate;
wherein light that reflects off of said mirror reflector and passes through said electrochromic medium and said front substrate has an untinted reflectant characteristic to a viewer normally viewing said front substrate of said electrically variable reflectance mirror reflective element when no voltage is applied to said electrochromic medium; and
wherein said front substrate has a thickness of 0.063 inches or less and said rear substrate has a thickness of 0.063 inches or less.

US Pat. No. 10,363,745

PRINTHEADS WITH PRESSURE EQUALIZATION

HEWLETT -PACKARD DEVELOPM...

1. A printhead assembly comprising:a housing having a first printing material reservoir and a second printing material reservoir;
a print nozzle array disposed in a side of the housing and coupled to each respective printing material reservoir through an array channel including the print nozzle array; and
a pressure equalization channel disposed in each of the respective printing material reservoirs to allow air to enter each respective printing material reservoir when a pressure in the respective printing material reservoir changes.

US Pat. No. 10,363,725

CARD SUBSTRATE WARPAGE REDUCTION

ASSA ABLOY AB, Stockholm...

1. A transfer lamination process using a transfer lamination device, which includes a transfer unit, a substrate rotator, and a transfer ribbon that includes a carrier layer and a transfer layer attached to the carrier layer, the transfer lamination process comprising:transferring a transfer section of the transfer layer from the carrier layer to a first surface of a substrate using the transfer unit including:
heating the transfer section and pressing the transfer section against the first surface of the substrate using the transfer unit; and
detaching the carrier layer from the transfer section;
inverting the substrate using the substrate rotator; and
heating at least a portion of a second surface of the substrate that is opposite the first surface using the transfer unit without transferring the transfer layer to the portion of the second surface;
wherein:
the transfer unit includes a heated transfer roller; and
heating the portion of the second surface of the substrate comprises heating the portion of the second surface of the substrate using the heated transfer roller.

US Pat. No. 10,363,710

CREATING HOMOGENEOUS OPTICAL ELEMENTS BY ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

Indizen Optical Technolog...

1. A method for additive manufacturing an optical element formed of layers, the method comprising:positioning a diffuser between a light source and a light polymerizable liquid, wherein the diffuser is in contact with the light polymerizable liquid; and
for each of the layers of the optical element, shining a pattern of light from the light source through the diffuser onto the light polymerizable liquid to homogeneously polymerize the layer including the diffuser changing the light from the light source from directional to non-directional to reduce scattering and diffraction effects to a negligible amount when the optical element is formed.

US Pat. No. 10,363,693

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A PLUG FOR A CONTAINER NECK

Novembal USA Inc., Ediso...

1. A method for manufacturing a plug for a container neck, comprising:molding a skirt of the plug,
wherein the skirt has a tubular shape, defining a central axis and adapted to surround the container neck,
wherein the skirt extends, along the central axis, between a first end adapted to receive an obturating device adapted to obturate the container neck and a second end opposite to the first end, and
wherein the skirt is provided with an attachment device adapted to removably attach to the container neck and with a retention strip adapted for permanent retention around the container neck, the retention strip adapted to pass, by folding, from a molding configuration, in which the retention strip extends, from the skirt, in a direction opposite to the first end of the skirt, to an operating configuration, in which the retention strip extends from the skirt, to the first end of the skirt and is adapted to axially abut against an associated bulge of the container neck during a first opening of the plug;
cutting in the skirt a peripheral break line adapted to be broken during the first opening of the plug, wherein the line, before the first opening of the plug, connects, along the central axis, a removable portion of the skirt, including the first end of the skirt and the attachment device, and a non-removable portion of the skirt, including the second end of the skirt and the retention strip; and
folding the retention strip towards the first end of the skirt until the retention strip passes into the operating configuration,
wherein cutting the peripheral break line further comprises prefolding the retention strip, wherein the prefolding causes the retention strip to pass from the molding configuration to a prefolded configuration which is in between the molding and operating configurations, and
wherein folding the retention strip further comprises folding the strip from the prefolded configuration to the operating configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,363,678

SAW GUIDE AND METHOD OF USING SAME

TECHSOUTH, INC., Indian ...

1. A saw guide comprising:(a) a substantially cylindrical body for positioning on a substantially cylindrical workpiece to be cut with a saw blade, the body comprising first and second arcuate members, each of the first and second arcuate members defining a length and a width and having first and second ends, the first end of the first arcuate member releasably attached to the first end of the second arcuate member, and the second end of the first arcuate member pivotally connected to the second end of the second arcuate member, whereby the body is moveable between a closed position wherein the first ends of the first and second arcuate members are attached, and an open position wherein the first ends of the first and second arcuate sections are released from attachment and the first and second sections are allowed to freely pivot;
(b) first and second slot sections integrally formed in the first arcuate member and extending entirely through the width of the first arcuate member, the first slot section substantially parallel to the second slot section;
(c) first and second slot sections integrally formed in the second arcuate member and extending entirely through the width of the second arcuate member, the first slot section substantially parallel to the second slot section; and
(d) wherein the first slot section of the first arcuate member is linearly aligned with the first slot section of the second arcuate member to form a substantially continuous first slot for receiving a saw blade when the body is in the closed position, and the second slot section of the first arcuate member is linearly aligned with the second slot section of the second arcuate member to form a substantially continuous second slot for receiving a saw blade when the body is in the closed position, wherein the first slot is wider than the second slot whereby the first slot is adapted for receiving a first saw blade having a first width and the second slot is adapted for receiving a second saw blade having a second width less than the first width of the first saw blade.

US Pat. No. 10,363,673

THINNING SHEARS

Capelito Corporation, Ka...

1. Haircutting thinning shears comprising:a comb blade and a bar blade, wherein the comb blade is provided with a number of slits spaced apart at intervals, and having teeth between the slits, the slits and the teeth continuing to the comb blade's tip-edge portion such that the tip-edge portion ends in one of the teeth, the comb blade being longer than the bar blade, the comb blade's tip-edge portion being corner-rounding processed to make the tip-edge portion arcuate at its tip and make sharp edges of the arcuate tip rounded, and the tooth in the tip-edge portion having a width not greater than 1 mm; and
an indentation being provided in a tip end of each of the teeth; wherein
the configuration of the arcuate tip-edge portion and the rounded edges of the comb blade enable the thinning shears to be stood upright on hair on a scalp and the tip-edge portion to be slid along the scalp heading in the direction that the hair grows, to catch in the indentations crosswise hair that grows along the scalp in a direction different from the rest of the hair and cut the crosswise hair with the thinning shears.

US Pat. No. 10,363,668

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR POST-TREATMENT OF DRY ADHESIVE MICROSTRUCTURES

ONROBOT LOS ANGELES INC.,...

1. A method for post-treating dry adhesive microstructures to form post-treated tips, comprising:(a) directing a liquid polymer layer to self-align with a plurality of microstructures adjacent to a gripping surface;
(b) receiving, by a computer processor, a reading of applied pressure on said gripping surface by said liquid polymer layer;
(c) adjusting a position of said liquid polymer layer relative to a position of said gripping surface based at least in part on said reading of applied pressure and a predetermined dipping pressure;
(d) retracting said liquid polymer layer such that a portion of said liquid polymer layer is retained on a tip of each microstructure of said plurality of microstructures; and
(e) curing said portion of said liquid polymer layer.

US Pat. No. 10,363,621

COMBINED MACHINING TOOL AND MACHINING METHOD USING SAME

SUGINO MACHINE LIMITED, ...

1. A combined machining tool comprising:a shank that has its rear end to be mounted on a processing machine;
a burnishing part that is arranged on the shank and burnishes an inner peripheral surface of a workpiece; and
a reaming part that is arranged in front of the burnishing part and executes reaming wherein the burnishing part comprises:
a mandrel that is fixed to the shank and has an outer peripheral surface in a tapered shape;
rollers that are arranged on the outer peripheral surface of the mandrel;
a frame that holds the rollers so as to be rollable on the outer peripheral surface of the mandrel;
an adjustment member that presses the frame axially from one end thereof to adjust its axial position with respect to the mandrel; and
an elastic member that is arranged axially on the other side of the frame to support the frame, and
wherein the reaming part comprises:
a base part that is detachably attached to either the shank or a member which is connected to the shank; and
a machining blade that is formed integrally with the base part,
wherein a hole part is formed in either the shank or the member which is connected to the shank, to have inside a tapered surface whose diameter decreases rearward, and a cylindrical part is formed in the base part so as to be fitted into the hole part, to have outside a tapered surface whose diameter decreases rearward, so that the diameter of the tapered surface of the hole part is smaller than that of the tapered surface of the cylindrical part.

US Pat. No. 10,363,597

R-? TABLE APPARATUS AND PROCESSING APPARATUS OF INTERNAL THREAD

M.H. CENTER LIMITED, Mis...

1. An R-? table apparatus comprising:a table which is provided with at least one through hole having a bearing;
a guide member which holds the table to be horizontally freely movable;
a driving apparatus which is provided with at least one action axis obliquely inserted into the bearing, and drives the action axis to be freely rotated and stopped;
an elevating base which elevates the driving apparatus;
an elevating apparatus which elevates the elevating base, and changes a position of an action point at which the action axis and the bearing are engaged with each other; and
a base which is provided with a post that guides the elevating base and the guide member, and mounts the elevating apparatus,
wherein a horizontal distance between a center line of a main axis of the driving apparatus and the action point is changed by elevating the elevating base, and the table is moved to an arbitrary position without rotating along the guide member.

US Pat. No. 10,363,581

AUTOMATIC DISTRIBUTING EQUIPMENT

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. An automatic distributor, comprising:a base;
a component storage device further comprising: a first support seat mounted on the base, a support tray having a substantially circular shape mounted on the first support seat configured to hold a plurality of components thereon receiving differing components thereon and a first motor mounted on the first support seat, the first motor configured to drive the support tray to rotate;
a component recognition device which generates a recognition result;
a controller to receive the recognition result and analyze the recognition result; and
a pickup device controlled by the controller to pick up the components based on the recognition result analysis of the controller.

US Pat. No. 10,363,565

PORTABLE CYCLONE DUST SEPARATOR AND CORRESPONDING DEDUSTING SYSTEM

BOSCH POWER TOOLS (CHINA)...

1. A portable cyclone dust separator comprising:a first stage cyclone separation unit having an intake for suctioning air to be dedusted, the air suctioned through the intake rotating around a first rotational axis in the first stage cyclone separation unit; and
a second stage cyclone separation unit having an air inlet, the air inlet being configured to be adapted to suction the air, which needs to be dedusted secondarily by the second stage cyclone separation unit, from the first stage cyclone separation unit, the air suctioned through the air inlet rotating around at least one second rotational axis in the second stage cyclone separation unit, wherein the first rotational axis is disposed to be nonparallel to the second rotational axis,
wherein:
the second stage cyclone separation unit has at least one second stage cyclone structure,
the second stage cyclone separation unit further comprises an air outlet unit that coaxially extends into the second stage cyclone structure,
the first stage cyclone separation unit has a first stage cyclone structure, the intake is configured to be adapted to tangentially direct the air to be dedusted into the first stage cyclone structure,
the second stage cyclone separation unit has at least one second stage cyclone cylinder, a larger end of which is connected to the corresponding second stage cyclone structure;
the second stage cyclone structure is configured to be adapted to generate a rotating airflow in the corresponding second stage cyclone cylinder; and
a prefilter is arranged in the intake.

US Pat. No. 10,363,493

WASTEWATER EVAPORATION APPARATUS AND SYSTEM

Logic Energy Solutions LL...

1. A wastewater evaporation system comprising:an evaporator system having a first blower adapted to blow air, a burner adapted to produce hot combustion gases, and an evaporator adapted to produce solids from wastewater wherein said blower is connected to said burner by providing air thereto and said burner is connected to said evaporator by providing hot combustion gases thereto and wherein said evaporator includes a first outlet for passing water vapor and combustion gases out of said evaporator via a conduit;
a containment tank for receiving said solids and unevaporated portion of said wastewater from said evaporator;
a staging tank having a first inlet for receiving said wastewater, a second inlet to receive said air from said first blower to sparge said wastewater, a third inlet to receive said hot combustion gases from said burner to heat said wastewater, a fourth inlet to receive hot water overflow from said evaporator, a fifth inlet adapted to receive free water from said containment tank, a first outlet for sending stripped water to said evaporator, and a second outlet having a second blower for sending laden vapor from said staging tank.

US Pat. No. 10,363,473

GROUP EXERCISE PROGRAM UTILIZING FREE WEIGHT, MACHINE FITNESS ACCESSORY AND BODY MOVEMENT EXERCISE COMBINATION

Millennium Fitness LTD, ...

1. A group exercise method for machine cable and pulley resistance, free weight machine, non-machine free weight, non-cable body movement machine, fitness accessory, non-fitness accessory and cardiovascular training exercises for a plurality of members of a group comprising the steps of:providing at least two convertible weight lifting exercise machines and hand weights and a hand weight storage apparatus located near the at least two convertible weight lifting exercise machines, wherein the at least two machines each have a vertical frame and a bench selectively attached thereto, each bench adapted to rest on a floor and convertible to an up and out of the way position adjacent the vertical frame, each machine having a single dedicated overhead pulley and cable system to transfer resistance provided by lifting at least one of a carrier and mountable hand weights during pull down machine cable exercises and having a single dedicated lower pulley and cable system to transfer the resistance provided by lifting at least one of the carrier and mountable hand weights during pull up machine exercises;
choreographing both machine exercises that make use of the at least two machines and free weight exercises to be performed by members of the group;
providing instruction or supervision to the plurality of members of the group to perform the machine exercises and free weight exercises, wherein instruction or supervision includes observing each individual member of the plurality of members of the group to ascertain an individual member's fitness needs; and
adapting at least the machine configuration of at least one of the at least two machines to differ relative to another of the at least two machines to individualize the machine exercises for the individual member of the group when performed based upon the observing of the individual member's fitness needs, wherein adapting includes reconfiguring one or more of the at least two machines relative to others of the at least two machines to change one or more of a position of the bench, a handle utilized by the individual member, a hand position of the individual member on the handle, a type of exercise performed by the individual member and an angle of the exercise performed by the individual member.

US Pat. No. 10,363,393

MICROCATHETER WITH DISTAL TIP PORTION AND PROXIMAL SOLUTION LUMEN

THERMOPEUTIX INC., San D...

1. A method for crossing an occlusion in a vessel, the method comprising:advancing a retrograde guidewire through a flow-portion of the vessel from a retrograde direction;
advancing an antegrade guidewire into the vessel from an antegrade direction;
advancing a catheter over the antegrade guidewire, the catheter including a compliant balloon positioned at a catheter distal end;
removing said antegrade guidewire from said catheter;
inflating said compliant balloon;
forming the compliant balloon into a funnel shape within the vessel by pulling said catheter proximally; and
advancing said retrograde guidewire through said compliant balloon and into said catheter.

US Pat. No. 10,363,381

MEDICAL INFUSION FLUID HEAT EXCHANGE APPARATUS AND WARMING SYSTEMS

Smiths Medical Internatio...

1. Medical infusion fluid heat exchange apparatus for warming medical infusion fluid, characterized in that the apparatus includes an elongate heat pipe of the kind containing a working fluid that operates using phase transition between a vapour and a liquid, a heat source mounted in thermal contact at one end of the heat pipe and an infusion fluid flow path extending along and around the outside of the heat pipe in thermal contact with the heat pipe, and that the heat source transfers heat to the heat pipe and the heat pipe transfers heat to the fluid flowing along the flow path, wherein the fluid flow path along the heat pipe has a length exceeding the length of the heat pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,363,368

AUTOMATIC ADMINISTRATION INSTRUMENT FOR MEDICAL USE

PHC HOLDINGS CORPORATION,...

1. An automatic administration instrument for medical use for injecting a drug solution filled in a syringe, said automatic administration instrument comprising:a body for housing the syringe filled with the drug solution and for setting an injection needle;a body cap attached to said body so as to cover the injection needle;a first motor for sliding the syringe within said body in a direction toward a tip of the injection needle such that the tip of the injection needle protrudes from said body cap;
a second motor for moving the drug solution in the syringe to administer the drug solution; and
a first switch provided on said body, said first switch for starting an automatic needle insertion in which said first motor and said second motor are activated in sequential order while a part of an exterior of said body cap is being pressed against a body region of a patient to which the drug solution is to be administered;
a second switch provided on said body, said second switch for starting an automatic air releasing in which said first motor and said second motor are activated in sequential order; and
a microprocessor,
wherein said microprocessor is adapted to activate said first motor when said second switch is pressed in a state in which the body is positioned with said injection needle turning upward and the body is not pressed against the body region of the patient, such that the tip of the injection needle protrudes from said body cap by sliding the syringe within said body in the direction toward the tip of the injection needle, and thereafter activates said second motor such that air releasing is carried out in an additional state in which the tip of the injection needle protrudes from said body cap by moving the drug solution in the syringe to administer the drug solution, and thereafter activates said first motor backward such that the tip of the injection needle is housed in said body, and
an rpm of said second motor in the air releasing, which depends on an amount of air to be pushed out from the tip of the injection needle in the air releasing, is previously incorporated in the microprocessor as a program, and
said microprocessor is adapted to activate said first motor when the first switch is pressed while the part of the exterior of said body cap is being pressed against the body region of the patient to which the drug solution is to be administered upon completing the air releasing, such that the tip of the injection needle protrudes from said body cap to perform needle insertion into the body region of the patient, and thereafter activates said second motor to administer the drug solution.

US Pat. No. 10,363,364

DEVICES FOR ESTIMATING REGIONAL METABOLIC RATE OF ORGANS BASED ON HEAT GENERATION AND FOR ESTIMATING REGIONAL BLOOD FLOW(S) FOR THE VOLUME(S) OF TISSUE PERFUSED

Hybernia Medical LLC, Ne...

1. A system comprising:a controller;
an insertion device comprising at least one temperatures sensor thereon, the insertion device functionally coupled to the controller to provide a plurality of temperature measurements of a subject's organ to the controller;
a pump functionally coupled to the controller for the controller to vary an infusate flow rate to induce temperature changes in at least a portion of the subject's organ, in accordance with at least one of a wash-in and a wash-out cycle, in which the controller varies the pump to induce temperature changes of at least a portion of the subject's organ between a first temperature and a second temperature in a sequence that comprises at least one of raising and lowering the temperature of the organ to at least one step temperature that is between the first and second temperatures, and maintaining the step temperature and at least one of the first and second temperatures for a given time;
a memory device functionally coupled to the controller, the controller operable to store the plurality of measurements of the temperature of the subject's organ to the controller, taken throughout the at least one of the wash-in and wash-out perfusion induced temperature changes in at least a portion of the subject's organ, and further operable to estimate values for at least one hemodynamic characteristic of at least a portion of the subject's organ based on the plurality of temperature measurements obtained during the perfusion induced temperature changes and time as a variable.

US Pat. No. 10,363,334

AIR SCENTING DEVICE AND AN ASSEMBLY OF THE AIR SCENTING DEVICE WITH A SCENT MODULE

Common Sense Holding B.V....

1. An assembly of a scent module and an air scenting device, said air scenting device comprising:a housing having:
an accommodation into which said scent module is inserted;
an air and scent perfume mixing chamber positioned underneath said accommodation, configured to mix air and scent perfume from said scent module to generate scented air;
an outflow opening in communication with the chamber and an outside relative to said housing;
a scent perfume extracting mechanism configured to transfer scent perfume from the scent module into the chamber, comprising;
a scent perfume absorbing element,
a scent carrying material,
a dripping mechanism arranged onto said scent perfume absorbing element, said dripping mechanism is configured to deposit scent perfume from the scent module onto said scent carrying material, and;
a limiter to restrain extraction of scent perfume from the scent module, wherein the limiter comprises an air duct between the scent perfume absorbing element and the dripping mechanism, and the limiter is air flow controlled, wherein one end of said air duct is placed inside said scent module, and wherein the other end of said air duct is connected to a nozzle, said nozzle being arranged on said scent carrying material so that when said scent carrying material is drenched to saturation, no more air can pass through said scent carrying material and up into said nozzle and said air duct, and so that when the scent carrying material is dry enough passage of air through said air duct is allowed.

US Pat. No. 10,363,328

ANTI-MICROBIAL CASH DRAWER

Richard D. Yanke, Burban...

1. A caddy for providing germicidal protection on surfaces in retail stores, hospitals and restaurants comprising:a. a container composed of a plastic polymer having a handle and portals on a top surface;
b. a botanical thymol disinfecting all-purpose spray cleaner comprising Metrine;
c. a botanical thymol hand sanitizer;
d. botanical thymol wet wipes;
e. at least 5 test swabs;
f. a non-woven towel for scrubbing the surface; and
g. a spunlace towel for drying the surface, where the portals are numbered and color-coded for storing components b, c, d, e, and f when cleaning or testing retail store, hospital and restaurant surfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,363,318

ENHANCED ACTIVE AGENTS

Mamoun M. Alhamadsheh, S...

1. An enhanced active agent, comprising:a drug conjugated to a delivery system to form a conjugated drug, the delivery system including
a ligand that is selective for transthyretin in the serum of a subject; and,
a linker configured for operatively attaching the ligand covalently to the drug, the linker selected to cause release of the drug from the transthyretin in the subject as the conjugated drug, wherein the linker ranges from 14-20 angstroms in length;
wherein, the delivery system has a structure comprising:

where,
n is 1 to 8;
R1 and R3 are independently selected from a short chain alkyl having 1 to 4 carbon atoms;
R2 is selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen, a short chain alkyl having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, and an aryl;
Xa is C(R4)(R5), O, N—R5, or S; where R4 and R5 are independently selected from hydrogen, an alkyl having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, a substituted alkyl, an alkoxy, hydroxyl, an alkoxycarbonyl, an amino;
Ra is CHO, COOH, COOCH3, COOR6, CONR7R8, tetrazolyl, CONHOH, B(OH)2, CONHSO2Ar, CONHCH(R9)COOH, halogen, acyl, substituted acyl, carboxyl, heterocyclic group, sulfonamide, sulfonyl fluoride, thioester, alkoxycarbonyl or substituted alkoxycarbonyl;
Rb is the linker and is positioned ortho or meta to Ra, the linker including a CHO, COOH, COOCH3, COOR6, CONR7R8, tetrazolyl, CONHOH, B(OH)2, CONHSO2Ar, CONHCH(R9)COOH, CF3, hydrogen, halogen, alkyl, substituted alkyl, acyl, substituted acyl, carboxyl, heterocyclic group, sulfonamide, sulfonyl fluoride, ester, thioester, ether, thioether, triazolyl, alkoxycarbonyl or substituted alkoxycarbonyl;
R6 is alkyl, haloalkyl, cycloalkyl, or heterocyclyl;
R7 and R8 are each independently hydrogen, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, or heteroaryl; and,
R9 is the side chain of a naturally occurring ?-amino carboxylic acid;
or, a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, ester, enol ether, enol ester, amide, acetal, ketal, orthoester, hemiacetal, hemiketal, hydrate, solvate or prodrug thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,363,260

ANTI-CANCER EFFECTS OF JAK2 INHIBITORS IN COMBINATION WITH THALIDOMIDE DERIVATIVES AND GLUCOCORTICOIDS

OncoTracker, Inc., West ...

1. A method of treating multiple myeloma in a subject comprising administering to the subject ruxolitinib, lenalidomide and a glucocorticoid, wherein the glucocorticoid is selected from the group consisting of dexamethasone, methylprednisolone, methylprednisone and prednisone.

US Pat. No. 10,363,220

COMPARTMENTED PHARMACEUTICAL DOSAGE FORMS

Triastek, Inc., Nanjing ...

1. A dosage form comprising:a single substrate having a top and a bottom that forms at least a first compartment and a second compartment, wherein the first compartment has a first top and a first bottom, wherein the second compartment has a second top and a second bottom, wherein the first top and the second top are positioned at the top of the single substrate, wherein the first bottom and the second bottom are positioned at the bottom of the single substrate;
wherein the first compartment has a first aperture of a first pre-defined shape and the second compartment has a second aperture of a second pre-defined shape;
a first drug loaded into the first compartment such that the first drug is linked to the internal wall of the first compartment;
a second drug loaded into the second compartment such that the second drug is either linked to the internal wall of the second compartment or freely moving within the second compartment,
wherein each of the first compartment and the second compartment comprises a void space that provides a floating effect to the dosage form;
a first plug that seals the first aperture; and
a second plug that seals the second aperture,
wherein the first plug and the second plug are water soluble or erodible, and
wherein the first plug seals the first aperture at the first top, and wherein the second plug seals the second aperture at the second top.

US Pat. No. 10,363,187

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR MOVING A PATIENT FROM A RECLINING POSITION TO AN UPRIGHT SITTING POSITION

CNS Solutions, LLC, Gree...

1. An apparatus for moving a patient between a reclining position on a bed and a generally upright sitting position, the apparatus comprising:a base;
a lifting mechanism secured to the base; and
an articulating patient support platform secured to the lifting mechanism, wherein the patient support platform is movable via the lifting mechanism between raised and lowered generally horizontal positions, wherein the patient support platform comprises:
a first panel comprising opposite first and second ends;
a second panel movably attached to the first panel first end and upwardly pivotable from a substantially co-planar relationship with the first panel to a substantially orthogonal relationship with the first panel; and
a third panel secured to the second panel in spaced-apart, substantially co-planar relationship therewith;
wherein the patient support platform is positionable on the bed such that a patient lying on the bed can be moved onto the patient support platform and positioned such that the patient's upper body is supported by the first and second panels and the patient's legs are supported by the third panel, and wherein the weight of the patient's legs on the third panel causes the third panel to move and pivot the second panel upwardly such that the patient is moved to a generally upright sitting position.

US Pat. No. 10,363,178

MOTOR VEHICLE WITH A MOBILE VEHICLE SEAT

FORD MOTOR COMPANY, Dear...

1. A motor vehicle having a mobile vehicle seat, the mobile vehicle seat comprising:a frame that forms a seating surface and a backrest;
an energy source arranged in the frame;
a drive motor arranged in the frame and connected to the energy source;
a control device to control the drive motor;
a first coupling arranged on the frame that releasably fixes the frame to the motor vehicle;
a second coupling corresponding to the first coupling seating surface arranged on an inside of a vehicle door that is mounted pivotably on a vehicle superstructure, wherein the second coupling releasably engages with the first coupling of the frame of the seating surface;
two wheels arranged on an axle and in drive connection with the drive motor provided on the frame, wherein the control device is configured to dynamically balance a vehicle seat using the two wheels during driving operation.

US Pat. No. 10,363,173

CONFOCAL DETECTION TO MINIMIZE CAPSULOTOMY OVERCUT WHILE DYNAMICALLY RUNNING ON THE CAPSULAR SURFACE

OPTIMEDICA CORPORATION, ...

1. A method of modifying an intraocular target of an eye, the method comprising:focusing a treatment beam to a focal point at a first location in the eye so as to therapeutically alter tissue at the first location;
measuring an intensity signal of electromagnetic radiation reflected from the first location in response to the treatment beam;
identifying a second location in the eye using the measured intensity signal of the electromagnetic radiation reflected from the first location;
scanning the focal point toward the second location and altering tissue at the second location with the treatment beam; and
repeating the measuring step and the identifying step for the second location and a plurality of additional locations in the eye, and repeating the scanning step and the altering step to alter tissue at the plurality of additional locations in the eye with the treatment beam, wherein the altering of the tissue at the first, second and the plurality of additional locations collectively form an incision surface in the eye.

US Pat. No. 10,363,161

SLEEP APNEA ORAL APPLIANCE FOR USE DURING ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT

SELANE PRODUCTS, INC., C...

1. A method for accomplishing an orthodontic treatment while treating snoring and/or sleep apnea in a subject, comprising:applying a first orthodontic tray to maxillary dentition of a subject, wherein the first orthodontic tray has an anterior portion, a posterior portion, a right side, a left side, an inner surface, and an outer surface, wherein the inner surface of the first orthodontic tray contacts at least some of the subject's maxillary dentition;
applying a second orthodontic tray to mandibular dentition of the subject, wherein the second orthodontic tray has an anterior portion, a posterior portion, a right side, a left side, an inner surface, and an outer surface, wherein the inner surface of the second orthodontic tray contacts at least some of the subject's mandibular dentition;
applying a first appliance tray over the first orthodontic tray, the first appliance tray having an anterior portion, a posterior portion, a right side, a left side, a buccal side, a lingual side, an inner surface, and an outer surface, wherein a receptacle formed in the inner surface of the first appliance tray contacts and surrounds at least a portion of the outer surface of the first orthodontic appliance; and
applying a second appliance tray over the second orthodontic tray, the second appliance tray having an anterior portion, a posterior portion, a right side, a left side, a buccal side, a lingual side, an inner surface, and an outer surface, wherein a receptacle formed in the inner surface of the second appliance tray contacts and surrounds at least a portion of the outer surface of the second orthodontic appliance,
wherein the first appliance tray and second appliance tray cooperate to maintain the mandible of the subject in a relatively forward position during use, thereby treating snoring and/or sleep apnea in the subject.

US Pat. No. 10,363,142

EXPANDABLE SPINAL IMPLANTS

K2M, Inc., Leesburg, VA ...

1. A spinal implant having a proximal region and a distal region, the spinal implant comprising:an upper body including an outer surface and an inner surface;
a lower body including an outer surface and an inner surface, the inner surfaces of the upper and lower bodies disposed in opposed relation relative to each other;
a proximal adjustment assembly disposed between the upper and lower bodies at the proximal region of the spinal implant and adjustably coupled to the upper and lower bodies; and
a distal adjustment assembly disposed between the upper and lower bodies at the distal region of the spinal implant and adjustably coupled to the upper and lower bodies, the proximal and distal adjustment assemblies independently movable to change a vertical height of at least one of the proximal region or the distal region of the spinal implant, the distal adjustment assembly including:
a pivot linkage assembly including an upper pivot linkage pivotably connected to the inner surface of the upper body and a lower pivot linkage pivotably connected to the inner surface of the lower body, the upper and lower pivot linkages pivotably connected to each other and movable with respect to each other to change the vertical height of the distal region of the spinal implant;
a threaded post including a distal end movable into and out of contact with the pivot linkage assembly to effect movement of the upper and lower pivot linkages with respect to each other; and
an expander including a body portion defining a cavity therein and a distal end including a double ramped inner surface, wherein the pivot linkage assembly extends through the cavity of the expander such that the upper and lower pivot linkages contact the double ramped inner surface of the expander when moved by the threaded post.

US Pat. No. 10,363,123

DISTAL PROTECTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS WITH PRESSURE AND ULTRASOUND FEATURES

VOLCANO CORPORATION, San...

1. A system for providing embolic protection, the system comprising:a guidewire having a proximal end, a distal end, and a first pressure sensor disposed between the proximal end and the distal end of the guidewire;
a first sheath having a proximal end, a distal end, and a first sheath lumen, and a port between the proximal end and the distal end of the first sheath, wherein the port is in fluid communication with the first sheath lumen, the first sheath lumen configured to receive the guidewire;
a first distal protection filter attached to a distal portion of the first sheath;
a second sheath having a proximal end, a distal end and a second sheath lumen, the first sheath disposed within the second sheath lumen;
a second distal protection filter attached to a distal portion of the second sheath; and
an outer sheath disposed over both the first sheath and the second sheath,
whereupon being in a pre-deployed configuration, the first pressure sensor is axially disposed proximally of the first distal protection filter and the second distal protection filter, and whereupon being in a deployed configuration, the first pressure sensor is axially disposed between the first distal protection filter and the second distal protection filter and axially aligned with the port.

US Pat. No. 10,363,089

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TREATING TISSUE WITH RADIOFREQUENCY ENERGY

Mederi RF, LLC, Houston,...

1. A method of treating tissue by applying non-ablative radiofrequency energy comprising the steps of:a. providing a device having a plurality of electrodes each having a penetrating tip, the plurality of electrodes movable between a retracted position and an advanced position, the plurality of electrodes having a structure to maintain an equidistant radial spacing and to maintain longitudinal alignment of each of the penetrating tips of the plurality of electrodes in the retracted position;
b. inserting the device into a sphincter of a patient;
c. advancing the plurality of electrodes such that each penetrating tip of the plurality of electrodes penetrates sphincter tissue at a first location, the plurality of electrodes are configured to be longitudinally aligned in the advanced position and further being equidistantly radially spaced in the advanced position to prevent overheating or underheating of tissue;
d. applying non-ablative radio frequency energy to the plurality of electrodes to apply the non-ablative radiofrequency energy to sphincter tissue in a first area of the penetrating tips of the plurality of electrodes without causing tissue necrosis or tissue ablation, the non-ablative radiofrequency energy applied so a minimum distance is maintained between regions of sphincter tissue treated by the plurality of electrodes, the minimum distance preventing overheating of tissue which can cause tissue necrosis;
e. retracting the plurality of electrodes within the device;
f. rotating the device to a second position;
g. advancing the plurality of electrodes from the device so that the penetrating tips penetrate sphincter tissue at a second location, the penetrating tips of the plurality of electrodes being longitudinally aligned and maintained in an equidistant radial spacing; and
h. applying non-ablative radiofrequency energy to the plurality of electrodes to apply the non-ablative radiofrequency energy to sphincter tissue in a second area of the penetrating tips of the plurality of electrodes at the second location without causing tissue necrosis or tissue ablation, such fixed radial spacing and longitudinal alignment maintain the minimum distance between regions of tissue treated to avoid overlapping of tissue treatment area which could cause ablation of tissue and tissue necrosis.

US Pat. No. 10,363,085

SURGICAL CUTTING DEVICE

Fulmer Instruments, LLC, ...

1. A surgical apparatus, comprising:an enclosure and a blade extending from said enclosure, said blade with an edge for contacting tissue of a patient, said enclosure containing:
a differential amplifier circuit configured to provide an RF signal having a voltage and a current to the blade at a certain frequency and waveform;
an output monitor feedback circuit that monitors frequency and amplitude data from the differential amplifier circuit associated with said RF signal;
a return monitor feedback circuit that monitors frequency and amplitude data from the tissue associated with said RF signal; and
a microprocessor that receives the frequency and amplitude data from the output monitor and from the return monitor and adjusts at least one of the voltage, frequency and waveform of said RF signal provided by the differential amplifier.

US Pat. No. 10,363,081

APPARATUS, PROBE AND METHOD FOR A CRYOGENIC SYSTEM

NITRO MEDICAL LIMITED, S...

1. An apparatus for cryosurgery comprising;a probe comprising a dispersive medium, a thermally conductive tapered probe tip, and a supply line, wherein the dispersive medium extends about and outwardly from the supply line to the thermally conductive tapered probe tip, and is in thermal communication with the thermally conductive tapered probe tip about the supply line, so as to generate, in use, an ice ball about the periphery of the thermally conductive tapered probe tip, the supply line extending into the thermally conductive tapered probe tip;
an exhaust line configured to receive cryogen from the probe; and
a vacuum source configured to be in fluid communication with the exhaust line, and wherein the apparatus is configured such that, in use, cryogen is drawn from a cryogen source for delivery to the probe by the vacuum source.

US Pat. No. 10,363,079

ELECTROSURGICAL METHOD AND APPARATUS WITH VARYING STIFFNESS CAPTURE COMPONENTS

Medtronic Inc., Minneapo...

1. An electrosurgical apparatus for cutting and resecting a tissue volume, the apparatus comprising:one or more electrosurgical filaments; and
a plurality of capture components coupled, at leading edges of the components, to the one or more electrosurgical filaments to define a cutting plane, the plurality of capture components and one or more electrosurgical filaments being deployable by forward extension at or near a forward tip of an elongated shaft of the apparatus to form an elliptical path that defines, with the other capture components, a spheroidal receptacle configured to surround a tissue volume for resection,
wherein the elliptical path is formable by a first extension followed by a second extension, said first extension corresponding to a forward section of the plurality of capture components and having a first axial component and a radial expansion component, and said second extension corresponding to a middle section of the plurality of capture components and having a second axial component and a radial contraction component,
wherein at least one of the plurality of capture components is of varying stiffness, including i) a first stiffness corresponding to the first extension and ii) a second stiffness corresponding to the second extension, wherein the first stiffness is greater than the second stiffness.

US Pat. No. 10,363,026

ROTATING SUTURE ANCHOR

Fusion Orthopedics, LLC, ...

1. A top locking rotatable suture anchor device for orthopedic surgical procedures to attach soft tissue to a bone using one or more sutures providing adjustment of an angle of tension and rotation of an attached suture prior to, during and subsequent to installation in a bone, said rotatable suture anchor device comprising:an anchor body defining an upper end, a lower end with a longitudinal axis there between, said body further defining an outer surface providing a plurality of bone securing projections, an inner longitudinal chamber along said longitudinal axis defining an inner wall providing at least one circumferential inner locking groove, and an upper chamber expansion;
a central pin disposed within said inner longitudinal chamber defining a base, an upward extending cylindrical slide shaft having an upper end with an annular space provided between said cylindrical slide shaft and said inner wall of said inner longitudinal chamber;
an eyelet pin defining a proximal end, a distal end, an inner bore having a lower bore opening, said inner bore slidably and rotatably engaging said cylindrical slide shaft within said annular space into an open position and a closed position, said eyelet pin further defining an outer surface extending at least one pin lock extension to lock said eyelet pin within said at least one circumferential inner locking groove into said closed position, and a transverse passage defined within an upper lock expansion at said proximal end receiving at least one suture through said transverse passage; and
a rotatable ring defining an inner opening, an upper end, a lower end, an outer surface and a ring lock groove, said rotatable ring installed within said upper chamber expansion, said rotatable ring remaining fully rotatable about said longitudinal axis while longitudinally secured, said proximal end of said eyelet pin longitudinally moveable within said rotatable ring between said open and closed position, wherein said at least one suture is secured within said suture anchor device in said closed position within said transverse passage at a desired length and tension, with or without requiring a knot or tied connection to said suture anchor device, said at least one suture engaged between said proximal end of said eyelet pin and said inner surface of said rotatable ring, wherein said suture attachment may be knotless, knotted or tied to said suture anchor device, while still providing said suture fully rotatable around said longitudinal axis relative to the anchor body in said closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,363,020

COMPOSITE PLUG FOR ARTERIOTOMY CLOSURE AND METHOD OF USE

BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED ...

1. A method of use of a composite arteriotomy plug comprising:positioning a composite arteriotomy plug having an elongate core member, a distal end, and a proximal end within a tissue tract adjacent to a vessel puncture,
wherein the composite arteriotomy plug varies along an axial extent of the composite arteriotomy with regard to at least one of composition, placement, and thickness of one or more layers disposed about the elongate core member of the composite arteriotomy plug as a function of longitudinal distance from the distal end of the composite arteriotomy plug;
controlling longitudinal exposure of the composite arteriotomy plug to body fluids within the tissue tract by altering at least one of the composition, placement, and thickness of the one or more layers disposed about the elongate core member of the composite arteriotomy plug as a function of longitudinal distance from the distal end of the composite arteriotomy plug; and
allowing the composite arteriotomy plug to expand radially upon contact with bodily fluids with a swelling profile in which swelling is generally initiated at or near the distal end of the composite arteriotomy plug and continues at more proximal locations as a function of time.

US Pat. No. 10,363,014

STEERABLE ULTRASOUND ATTACHMENT FOR ENDOSCOPE

ENDOSOUND, LLC, Boca Rat...

1. A method of adding elements to an endoscope, to create an ultrasound capable endoscope, comprising:a. providing an endoscope, having a distal end and an elongate body defining one or more lumens;
b. providing an ultrasound assembly that includes:
i. a multiconductor electrical connector,
ii. a first multiconductor cable, including a multiplicity of coaxial cables, connected to said multiconductor electrical connector, and having a distal end;
iii. an endoscope attachment element, attached to said first multiconductor cable, and sized to attach to said distal end of said endoscope;
iv. a neck, connected and extending in a distal manner from said distal end of said first multiconductor cable, and having a distal end, said neck being resiliently deformable;
v. a second multiconductor cable, having a proximal end connected to said distal end of said first multiconductor cable, and having a distal end;
vi. an ultrasound transducer head, including a protective covering, supported by said distal end of said neck, and an ultrasound transducer, inside said protective covering and electrically connected to said distal end of said second multiconductor cable; and
vii. a tension member, connected to said ultrasound transducer head, and extending to said proximal end of said endoscope;
c. attaching said endoscope attachment element to said distal end of said endoscope and arranging said tension member so that it extends from a proximal point of said endoscope to said transducer head;
d. whereby said ultrasound transducer head can be introduced into a patient body cavity, with said endoscope, and may be angle adjusted by said tension member by pulling on said tension member to bend said neck thereby adjusting position of said ultrasound transducer head, and may communicate with an imaging station by means of said first and second multiconductor cables, thereby permitting a user to more accurately aim the imaging head at a feature of interest; and
e. further wherein said neck defines an aperture, permitting a needle to be extended from a lumen of said endoscope, through said aperture, to perform a medical procedure, when said neck is flexed by said tension member.

US Pat. No. 10,363,004

METHOD OF MAKING A CUSTOMIZED INTRAORAL POSITIONING DEVICE FOR USER RADIATION THERAPY TREATMENT

Radtec Medical Devices, I...

1. A method of making a customized intraoral positioning device to be positioned within a patient's mouth for radiation therapy planning and treatment for a head and/or neck of the patient, the method comprising:receiving a prescribed treatment plan for using the customized intraoral positioning device, wherein the prescribed treatment plan includes an incisor separation and/or tongue position of the patient;
introducing a registration device into the patient's mouth to a position to align the upper and lower arches at the incisor separation;
generating a digital representation of the upper and lower arches with the registration device in alignment so as to obtain a relationship between the upper and lower arches at the incisor separation; and
creating the customized intraoral positioning device for the patient based on the relationship between the upper and lower arches at the incisor separation and prescribed treatment plan.

US Pat. No. 10,362,993

DETERMINING SENSOR DATA QUALITY BASED ON BIOIMPEDANCE INFORMATION

Mad Apparel, Inc., Redwo...

1. A method comprising:receiving physiological data from a garment worn by a user, the garment including a plurality of sensors configured to generate the physiological data, the physiological data describing muscle activation of a plurality of muscles of the user while performing an exercise;
receiving the bioimpedance data from the garment, the plurality of sensors configured to generate the bioimpedance data, the bioimpedance data based on a level of physical contact between a sensor of the plurality of sensors and a portion of skin of the user;
determining a parameter value of a sample of the bioimpedance data;
providing, in response to the parameter value being within a predetermined range, biofeedback to a client device for display to the user, the biofeedback indicating a metric of performance of the exercise based on the physiological data, wherein the parameter value being within the predetermined range indicates that the sensor is in sufficient physical contact with the portion of skin of the user, wherein the biofeedback includes a particular metric of at least one of the plurality of muscles; and
modifying the particular metric of at least one of the plurality of muscles in response to the parameter value being outside of the predetermined range, wherein parameter values outside of the predetermined range indicate that the sensor is not in sufficient physical contact with the portion of skin of the user.

US Pat. No. 10,362,984

MEASURING AND MONITORING SKIN FEATURE COLORS, FORM AND SIZE

HEALTHY.IO LTD, Tel Aviv...

1. A method comprising:attaching a calibrator comprising: a plurality of selected color areas; and, a plurality of geometric parameter designations, onto a skin area in a vicinity of a skin irregularity;
capturing a plurality of images of the skin area, which includes at least part of the irregularity and at least a part of the calibrator;
deriving, from the plurality of captured images, an image normalization function configured to provide color normalization and geometric normalization of the skin irregularity, the image normalization function being derived from a comparison between: captured calibrator colors with known actual colors; and, captured geometric parameter designations with calibrator geometric parameter designations;
applying the image normalization function to the plurality of captured images to yield a plurality of calibrated images featuring normalized colors and normalized geometric parameters of the skin irregularity; and,
identifying a three-dimensional structure of the skin irregularity from said plurality of calibrated images.

US Pat. No. 10,362,966

INTRAOPERATIVE IMAGE REGISTRATION BY MEANS OF REFERENCE MARKERS

Fiagon GmbH, Hennigsdorf...

1. A method for including image data of a patient in a system for operation planning or intraoperative navigation, comprising the following steps:providing a first reference body, wherein the first reference body has a known three-dimensional geometry;
providing available geometric data representing said first reference body in its known three-dimensional geometry in a non-distorted manner;
arranging the provided first reference body with at least one body surface on a patient;
recording tomographic image data or image data obtained by X-ray technology of at least one defined body region of the patient together with the first reference body arranged on the patient by at least one first recording device suitable therefor,
comparing the recorded image data representing the first reference body hi a distorted manner with said known geometric data representing the first reference body in a non-distorted manner for obtaining distortion information,
rectifying said recorded tomographic image data or image data obtained by X-ray technology of at least one defined body region of the patient by a computer unit on the basis of the obtained distortion information in order to obtain rectified image data;
superposing the rectified image data with further image data of the same body region of the patient in order to obtain superposed image data; and
depicting the superposed image data on a display.

US Pat. No. 10,362,950

NON-INVASIVE METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MEASURING MYOCARDIAL ISCHEMIA, STENOSIS IDENTIFICATION, LOCALIZATION AND FRACTIONAL FLOW RESERVE ESTIMATION

Analytics For Life Inc., ...

1. A method for non-invasively identifying and/or measuring or estimating a degree of myocardial ischemia, identifying one or more stenoses, and/or localizing and/or estimating fractional flow reserve, the method comprising:obtaining, by one or more processors, a data set associated with a plurality of wide-band gradient signals simultaneously from the subject via at least one electrode;
generating, by the one or more processors, a residue subspace data set and a noise subspace data set from the data set associated with the plurality of wide-band gradient signals;
determining, via the one or more processors, one or more coronary physiological parameters of the subject selected from the group consisting of a fractional flow reserve estimation, a stenosis value, and a myocardial ischemia estimation, based on the residue subspace data set and the noise subspace data set; and
output, via one or more of an output data set in a report and/or a display, the one or more coronary physiological parameters, wherein the output is used in the diagnosis of cardiac disease.

US Pat. No. 10,362,932

MEDICAL DEVICE ILLUMINATOR AND CHARGING SYSTEM

Welch Allyn, Inc., Skane...

1. A method for enabling a medical examination, the method comprising:providing a medical device; and
providing an illuminator that is releasably attachable to the medical device, the illuminator comprising a housing containing a light source, a rechargeable battery that powers the light source, and an inductive charging coil, the inductive charging coil being in stacked arrangement with the rechargeable battery, the inductive charging coil permitting the battery of the illuminator to be recharged using a non-contact charging device,
wherein the medical device is a vaginal speculum and in which the method further comprises:
attaching the illuminator housing to an inner surface of a blade of the vaginal speculum.

US Pat. No. 10,362,903

PORTABLE BLENDER WITH A POWER ACTIVATION MEMBER INTERPOSED BETWEEN A CONTAINER SIDEWALL AND A DETACHABLE HANDLE

ENEGI BRANDS INC., Brook...

1. A portable blender, comprising:a motor-power unit including a power switch configured to transition between an on state during which the blender is on, and an off state during which the blender is off; and
a container unit removably coupled to the motor-power unit through a mechanical coupling between respective interlocking members of the container unit and the motor-power unit, the container unit comprising:
a container body having a sidewall, a top and a bottom, and an incision formed in the sidewall that extends between the top and the bottom,
a detachable handle with an insert portion and a handle activation button configured to transition between a first state and a second state, and
a power activation member aligned for mechanical engagement with the power switch at a first end and the handle activation button at a second end,
wherein, the handle is attached to the sidewall and arranged relative to the sidewall so that the insert portion of the handle covers the incision and the power activation member is interposed between the sidewall and the insert portion, and mechanical engagement of the power activation member with the power switch and the handle activation button is such that a transition of the handle activation button from the first state to the second state causes a transition of the power switch to the on state without affecting the mechanical coupling between the respective interlocking members of the container unit and the motor-power unit.

US Pat. No. 10,362,877

CUSHION WITH SUPPORTING FRAME FOR UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE

EDRA S.P.A., Perignano d...

1. A cushion for upholstered furniture for leaning or sitting such as beds, sofas or armchairs, including a cushion element, constituted by an upholstery of soft material stuffed in a flabby covering, the cushion element being configured so that two opposite main sides are defined that are peripherally joined by connection sides, comprising:an elongated fixed frame arranged so as to define in the cushion element an upper section located above the fixed frame;
at least two movable frames housed within the same cushion element in correspondence of the upper section, with each of the movable frames being hinged, independently from the other, to the fixed frame according to at least one hinge axis substantially parallel to a direction of elongation of the fixed frame, and arranged to take different positions, each of which is provided to determine a desired orientation of at least one portion of the upper section of the cushion element;
movement control means associated with the hinge axes, adapted to determine an amount of deformation action needed to rotate the at least one movable frame, so as to maintain a stable position when a deformation action is applied that is lower than a certain predetermined amount; and
connecting members for connecting the cushion element to an external structure;
wherein the fixed frame extends horizontally at a vertically intermediate level of the cushion element so as to define a lower section of the cushion element located below the fixed frame, the lower section being devoid of rigid frame elements.

US Pat. No. 10,362,853

SWIVEL LIP APPLICATOR

CONCEPT WORKSHOP WORLDWID...

1. An applicator comprising:a body having a first top surface including an opening, a channel extending through the body away from the opening of the first top surface, and a first side and a second side including a first slot and a second slot respectively cut through the first and second sides;
a cover having a second top surface, a first arm and a second arm extending away from the second top surface, and a first and second hinges installed on the first and second arms respectively;
a support cup having a side wall, an inner-body opening configured to receive a product, and first and second recesses inscribed on opposite sides of the side wall; and
an indentation or hole on at least one of the first and second sides of the body and a peg on at least one of the corresponding first and second arms of the cover such that when the indentation or hole engages with the peg, the cover is prevented from moving longitudinally with respect to the body,
wherein the support cup is slidably fitted inside the channel of the body and the cover is hingedly coupled to the body via the first and second hinges of the cover,
wherein the first and second hinges protrude through the first and second slots of the body and engage with the first and second recesses of the support cup, respectively, and the cover and the support cup are slidable together in a longitudinal direction along the channel of the body, and
wherein the body is configured to allow the cover and support cup to slide in the longitudinal direction only after the cover is rotated away from a position in which the opening is covered.

US Pat. No. 10,362,844

MOVABLE DECORATIVE ELEMENTS

CHOPARD TECHNOLOGIES SA, ...

1. A decorative article comprising a movable decorative element which is freely mounted in rotation and translation between two walls (5, 6) whose inner faces are parallel to each other, at least one of which is transparent, the decorative element including a precious or semi-precious stone (2) mounted in a socket (1), the socket (1) including:a closed bottom (4), having an outer face (7) which is applied in contact against the inner face of one of said walls, with one of the contacting faces bulged to promote the rotation of the decorative element, and
an open outer face (7) opposite to the bottom (4) which is flush with or protrudes relative to the stone (2) to form a bearing surface against the other of said walls (5, 6),
characterized in that the precious or semi-precious stone (2) is held in said socket (1) by a plurality of arms (3) integral with the socket (1) and extend above a body (8) of the socket (1) terminating at a free end, crimp the stone (2), the body (8) of the socket with said plurality of integral arms (3) being closed by said closed bottom whose outer face in contact with said inner face of the other of said walls promotes the rotation of the decorative element, said arms (3) leaving, therebetween and above the body (8) of the socket (1), lateral openings (9) which are rotatable with the socket (1) and which let appear flanks of the stone (2) between the arms (3) during rotation of the decorative element, and said bearing surface is constituted by free ends of said arms (3) in the form of separate contact areas spaced from each other around the open outer face (7) of the socket (1) about a periphery thereof, the free ends of said plurality of arms (3) being able to come to bear against the other of said walls when the decorative element rotates and translates between the two walls.

US Pat. No. 10,362,841

ORNAMENT

MARIND CO., LTD., Osaka-...

1. An ornament comprising:an ornament body which is provided with a receiving portion;
a pivot shaft provided in erect fashion, and engaging the receiving portion in such manner that only a bottom end portion of the pivot shaft makes contact with said receiving portion;
a rigid suspending arm portion that protrudes from a top end portion of said pivot shaft; and
a jewelry member supported by a lower portion of said suspending arm portion;
wherein said pivot shaft, said suspending arm portion, and the jewelry member supported in pendant fashion by the lower portion of said suspending arm portion are formed in integral fashion; and
said pivot shaft is capable of swinging about a contact point of said receiving portion.

US Pat. No. 10,362,827

HEADGEAR ACCESSORY ATTACHMENT APPARATUS

Bryan Family Enterprises ...

1. A helmet accessory attachment apparatus adapted to be secured to the helmet, the helmet accessory attachment apparatus comprising:a band member comprising a central opening for receiving the helmet and at least one size adjustment member for adjusting the size of the flexible band member from a resting configuration, to an active configuration when the band member is fitted onto the helmet and the size adjustment feature is locked;
an accessory connector located on the band member for mounting a helmet accessory to the band member;
wherein the band member is sufficiently flexible to be manipulated from a floppy state in the resting configuration to a taut state in which the band member forms a secure clamp around a front edge of the helmet when the band member is fitted about the helmet and the size adjustment feature is locked, thereby prohibiting the apparatus from rising or rotating upwards on the helmet.

US Pat. No. 10,362,821

OPENABLE GIFT PACKAGING DEVICE

Imprint Diamond Corp., S...

1. A gift packaging device comprising:a support device including a support member, a bore formed in said support member;
a stem slidably received and engaged through said bore of said support member and moveable up and down relative to said support member, said stem including an upper portion located above said support member,
a carrier member disposed on said stem for supporting a gift,
a plurality of flaps pivotally attached to said support member and rotateable relative to said support member between a folded position where the gift is covered and shielded with said flaps, and an opened position where the gift is viewable, and
a plurality of links coupled between said stem and said flaps for allowing said flaps to be rotated relative to said support member between said folded position and said opened position when said stem is moved relative to said support member of said support device, wherein
said support member includes a plurality of protrusions extended from said support member, and said flaps each include a stud pivotally attached to said protrusions of said support member.

US Pat. No. 10,362,811

SOCK WITH SUPPORT ASSEMBLAGE

SOKSYSTEM, LLC, Beverly ...

1. A sock, comprising:a sock body defined by a toe section, a heel flap, a sole extending between the toe section and the heel flap on a bottom portion of the sock, and an instep extending between the toe section and the heel flap on a top portion of the sock, the toe section and the instep having a first elasticity coefficient;
an arch support assemblage, situated below the instep, in front of the heel flap, and behind the toe, the arch support assemblage adapted to cover an arch region of the sole of the sock excluding the toe section of the sock, the arch support assemblage having a second elasticity coefficient, wherein the second elasticity coefficient is lower than the first elasticity coefficient such that the arch support assemblage is stiffer than the toe, the heel flap, the instep, and the leg of the sock; and
an Achilles support assemblage, adapted to cover an Achilles tendon of a wearer of the sock when worn, the Achilles support assemblage running from a top edge of the heel flap to a top portion of a leg of the sock.

US Pat. No. 10,362,809

SMOKING ARTICLES AND USE THEREOF FOR YIELDING INHALATION MATERIALS

RAI Strategic Holdings, I...

1. A smoking article comprising:a cartridge body having a mouth end and an engaging end opposite the mouth end, the cartridge body including therein:
storage for an inhalable substance;
a resistive heating element; and
a first electrical contact coupled with the resistive heating element; and
a control housing having a receiving chamber with an open end defined by a wall with an inner surface and an outer surface, the control housing including:
a power source;
a puff-actuated sensor; and
a second electrical contact electrically coupled with the power source;
wherein the receiving chamber is configured to receive the engaging end of the cartridge such that the first electrical contact makes an electrical connection with the second electrical contact and electrical current can be provided from the power source to the resistive heating element so as to heat the inhalable substance to form an aerosol in response to the puff-actuated sensor sensing draw on the mouth end by a user of the smoking article;
wherein the control housing is configured for allowing entry of ambient air into the receiving chamber for passage into the cartridge body;
wherein the wall of the receiving chamber of the control housing comprises at least one opening therein; and
wherein the at least one opening in the wall of the receiving chamber of the control housing is configured so that a portion of the cartridge body is visible therethrough.

US Pat. No. 10,362,798

ROASTING SYSTEM WITH CLEAN EMISSIONS AND HIGH THERMAL EFFICIENCY

Bellwether Coffee Co., B...

1. A bean roasting system, comprising:a roasting chamber coupled to a recirculating gas flow path;
a blower coupled to the recirculating gas flow path, the blower configured to provide a flow stream of gas through the recirculating gas flow path;
a variable diverter coupled to the recirculating gas flow path, the variable diverter configured to split the gas flow path into at least two flow paths including a treated flow path and a bypass flow path, the treated flow path including a series arrangement of a gas heater and a catalytic converter, the variable diverter configured to control a percentage of a flow stream of gas that is diverted into the bypass flow path; and
a controller configured to activate a plurality of different predetermined operating modes for the bean roasting system by controlling a state of the variable diverter and a state of the heater, gas flows out of the roasting chamber through the variable diverter and through the treated flow path and bypass flow path before returning to the roasting chamber along the recirculating flow path, the variable diverter is configured such that (1) the percentage of the flow stream of gas that is diverted into the bypass flow path controls a temperature in the roasting chamber as compared to a temperature in the catalytic converter, and (2) the temperature in the roasting chamber decreases relative to the temperature in the catalytic converter as the percentage of the flow stream of gas that is diverted into the bypass flow path is increased.
US Pat. No. 10,364,343

RUBBER COMPOSITION FOR VIBRATION PROOF RUBBERS

TOYO TIRE CORPORATION, I...

1. A rubber composition for vibration proof rubbers, comprising a rubber component comprising one or more diene based rubbers, a multiple zinc flower, sulfur in an amount of 0.05 parts by weight or more and 0.5 parts by weight or less, and a mixed resin, wherein the mixed resin comprises an aromatic hydrocarbon resin and an aliphatic hydrocarbon resin.
US Pat. No. 10,363,320

CONJUGATE COMPRISING OXYNTOMODULIN AND AN IMMUNOGLOBULIN FRAGMENT, AND USE THEREOF

Hanmi Science Co., Ltd., ...

1. A conjugate comprising:an oxyntomodulin derivative comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 33;
an immunoglobulin Fc region; and
a non-peptidyl polymer, wherein the non-peptidyl polymer links the oxyntomodulin derivative and the immunoglobulin Fc region via covalent bonds.
US Pat. No. 10,363,324

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION

The South African Nuclear...

1. A method of administering a radiolabelled pharmaceutical compound to a subject in need thereof, the method including the steps of: providing a micro-emulsion constituted by a dispersion of vesicles or microsponges of a fatty acid based component in an aqueous or other pharmacologically acceptable carrier in which nitrous oxide is dissolved, the fatty acid based component comprising at least one long chain fatty acid based substance selected from the group consisting of oleic acid, linoleic acid, alpha-linolenic acid, gamma-linolenic acid, ricinoleic acid, eicosapentaenoic acid [C20 5?3], and decosahexaenoic acid [C22 6?3] and derivatives thereof selected from the group consisting of the C1 to C6 alkyl esters thereof, the glycerol-polyethylene glycol esters thereof, and a reaction product of hydrogenated and unhydrogenated natural oils comprising ricinoleic acid based oils with ethylene oxide, mixed with a composition containing a radiolabelled pharmaceutical compound comprising a radioactive compound labelled to a pharmaceutical compound wherein the radioactive compound is selected from 99mTc, 188Re, 186Re, 153Sm, 166Ho, 90Sr, 89Sr, 67Ga, 68Ga, 111In, 183Gd, 59Fe, 225Ac, 212Bi, 211At, 211At, 45Ti, 60Cu, 61Cu, 67Cu, 64Cu, 62Cu, 195mPt, 191mPt, 193mPt, 117mSn, 103Pd, 103mRh, 89Zr, 177Lu, 223Ra, 224Ra, 32P and 33P, and administering the mixture to the subject orally in a diagnostic or therapeutic method of treatment, wherein the radiolabelled pharmaceutical compound is absorbed through an intestinal tract of the subject and is transported to a required location in the body after administration where the radiolabelled pharmaceutical compound has a diagnostic or therapeutic effect.
US Pat. No. 10,364,355

ASPHALT COMPOSITIONS, ASPHALT PRODUCTS MADE FROM SUCH ASPHALT COMPOSITIONS, AND THE METHODS OF MAKING AND USING SUCH COMPOSITIONS AND PRODUCTS

SHAMROCK M.E.D. LLC, Dia...

1. A paving composition comprising an aminated wax and an asphalt cement wherein the aminated wax is derived from castor oil.
US Pat. No. 10,364,444

SACCHAROMYCES CEREVISIAE YEAST STRAINS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

Microbiogen Pty. Ltd., S...

1. A process for producing ethanol from starch-containing material, the process comprising the steps of:i) liquefying the starch-containing material at a temperature above the initial gelatinization temperature using an alpha-amylase;
ii) saccharifying using a glucoamylase;
iii) fermenting using a fermenting organism;wherein the fermenting organism is:Saccharomyces cerevisiae MBG4930 (deposited under Accession No. V15/004035 at National Measurement Institute, Victoria, Australia);
Saccharomyces cerevisiae MBG4931 (deposited under Accession No. V15/004036 at National Measurement Institute, Victoria, Australia); or
Saccharomyces cerevisiae MBG4932 (deposited under Accession No. V15/004037 at National Measurement Institute, Victoria, Australia).
US Pat. No. 10,363,219

METHOD OF PREPARING ALBUMIN NANOPARTICLE CARRIER WRAPPING TAXANE DRUG

Zhejiang Academy of Fores...

1. A method of preparing an albumin nanoparticle carrier, comprising:1) preparing an albumin aqueous solution with a volume-mass concentration of 20 to 200 mg/mL to obtain solution A;
2) preparing a solution of a taxane drug with a volume-mass concentration of 0.5 to 5 mg/mL using an organic compound solvent to obtain solution B, wherein the taxane drug includes one or more items selected from the group consisting of paclitaxel and docetaxel;
3) mixing pure water and the solution A and stirring at 200-1000 rpm for 3-10 minutes to obtain solution C; mixing additional organic compound solvent and the solution B and stirring at 200 to 1000 rpm for 3 to 10 minutes to obtain solution D; rapidly mixing the solution C and the solution D and stirring at 200 to 1000 rpm for 3 to 10 minutes; standing still at room temperature for 3 to 20 minutes to obtain solution E;
4) putting the solution E in a refrigerator at ?20° C. to ?80° C. to pre-freeze for more than 12 hours; next, conducting a first freeze-drying treatment to obtain amorphous powder, wherein a freeze-drying machine is configured such that a temperature of a cold trap is ?30° C. to ?50° C., a vacuum degree is required to be less than 50 Pa, a freeze-drying time is more than 36 hours;
5) redissolving the amorphous powder obtained in step 4) by adding pure water to obtain solution F; centrifuging the solution F by a freeze high-speed centrifugal machine at a temperature of 0° C. to 4° C., at 10000 to 15000 rpm, for 10 to 30 minutes; taking supernatant to obtain solution G;
6) putting the solution G in the refrigerator at ?20° C. to ?80° C. to pre-freeze for more than 12 hours; next, conducting a second freeze-drying treatment to obtain albumin nanoparticles, wherein the freeze-drying machine is configured such that the temperature of the cold trap is ?30° C. to ?50° C., the vacuum degree is required to be less than 50 Pa, and the freeze-drying time is more than 18 hours.
US Pat. No. 10,364,270

EYE-CARE PEPTIDE, ITS COMPOSITION AND METHOD OF USING THE SAME

PRO SUNFUN BIOTECH RESEAR...

1. A pharmaceutical composition, comprisinga peptide consisting of the amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 1 in an amount effective to enhance the migration of fibroblast cells, and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, wherein said pharmaceutical composition is formulated in a systemic or topical form.
US Pat. No. 10,363,292

VACCINATION WITH ANTI-TICK ANTIGENS TO CONTROL MULTIPLE TICK SPECIES AND DISEASE TRANSMISSION IN WHITE-TAILED DEER AND OTHER HOST ANIMALS

The United States of Amer...

1. A method of reducing tick infestations in animals comprising administration of a vaccine composition to a non-bovine animal,wherein said vaccine composition comprises an immunogenic Rm86Texas protein and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier,
wherein said Rm86Texas protein is in an amount effective to stimulate an immune response in said animal to said tick,
wherein said Rm86Texas protein consists of amino acids 17-624 of SEQ ID: 1, and
wherein said tick is selected from the group consisting of Ixodes scapularis and Amblyomma americanum.
US Pat. No. 10,362,782

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING RUST

UPL Limited, Haldia, Wes...

1. A fungicidal combination, consisting of:(i) mancozeb,
(ii) prothioconazole, and
(a) at least one succinate dehydrogenase inhibitor fungicide selected from the group consisting of benodanil, flutolanil, mepronil, fluopyram, fenfuram, carboxin, oxycarboxin, thifluzamide, bixafen, fluxapyroxad, furametpyr, isopyrazam, penflufen, penthiopyrad, sedaxane, and boscalid; or
(b) at least one quinone outside inhibitor fungicides selected from the group consisting of fenamidone, famoxadone, and a strobilurin fungicide selected from the group consisting of azoxystrobin, mandestrobin, coumoxystrobin, enoxastrobin, flufenoxystrobin, pyraoxystrobin, dimoxystrobin, enestrobin, fluoxastrobin, kresoxim-methyl, metominostrobin, orysastrobin, picoxystrobin, pyrametostrobin, triclopyricarb, fenaminstrobin, pyraclostrobin and trifloxystrobin; or
(c) at least one demethylation inhibitor fungicide selected from the group consisting of triflumizole, triforine, pyridinitrile, pyrifenox, fenarimol, nuarimol, triarimol, and a conazole fungicide selected from the group consisting of climbazole, clotrimazole, imazalil, oxpoconazole, prochloraz, prochloraz-manganese, triflumizole, azaconazole, bitertanol, bromuconazole, cyproconazole, diclobutrazol, difenoconazole, diniconazole, diniconazole-M, epoxiconazole, etaconazole, fenbuconazole, fluotrimazole, fluquinconazole, flusilazole, flutriafol, furconazole, imibenconazole, ipconazole, furconazole-cis, metconazole, hexaconazole, myclobutanil, pencoconazole, propiconazole, prothioconazole, quinconazole, simeconazole, tebuconazole, tetraconazole, triadimefon, triadimenol, triticonazole, uniconazole, perfurazoate, and uniconazole-P; and
(iii) at least one agriculturally acceptable excipient.

US Pat. No. 10,368,402

MICROWAVE HEATING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A MICROWAVE HEATING DEVICE

ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.,...

1. A microwave heating device, comprising:a heating chamber which is designed to receive at least one product to be heated;
a microwave generating system designed to generate microwaves and including at least two radiating portions that are adapted to radiate microwaves to the heating chamber, a radiated power being associated with the radiated microwaves and, in use, a share of radiated power being reflected by the heating chamber; and
a control unit;the microwave generating system being configured to radiate, via the at least two radiating portions, respective microwaves having a same frequency and different phases, wherein one of the radiating portions can be taken as a reference radiating portion and the microwaves radiated by the other radiating portion(s) can have respective phase shift(s) from the microwaves radiated by the reference radiating portion, the frequency value and the phase shift value(s) defining an operational configuration of the microwave generating system, an energy efficiency being associated with each operational configuration, the energy efficiency being inversely related to a ratio of reflected power over radiated power;the control unit being configured to operate the microwave generating system and to change the frequency and the phase shift(s) of the microwaves radiated by the microwave generating system;the control unit being configured to obtain data of energy efficiency, as a function of operational configurations, relating to the at least one product to be heated;the control unit being configured to run a selection procedure, in which:for each frequency in the obtained data of energy efficiency, data of energy efficiency are processed to calculate an efficiency difference and/or an efficiency standard deviation at that frequency, wherein, for the calculation of the efficiency difference, an operational configuration with a maximum energy efficiency and an operational configuration with a minimum energy efficiency at that frequency are singled out and the efficiency difference is calculated as the difference between the maximum energy efficiency and the minimum energy efficiency, and wherein, for the calculation of the efficiency standard deviation, a mean value of energy efficiency at that frequency is calculated and the standard deviation of energy efficiency at that frequency from the mean value is calculated;
an operating frequency is selected, being the frequency value that optimizes a mathematical function that includes efficiency difference and/or efficiency standard deviation at the same frequency;
a reference operational configuration is selected, being the operational configuration with the maximum energy efficiency at the selected operating frequency;
a plurality of operational configurations are chosen, each one having the selected operating frequency and respective phase shift(s) that are chosen around the corresponding phase shift(s) of the reference operational configuration;the control unit being configured to run a heating procedure, in which the microwave generating system is sequentially operated in said plurality of operational configurations chosen in the selection procedure.

US Pat. No. 10,368,381

METHOD FOR TERMINAL TO ESTABLISH MULTI-LINKS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for establishing multiple links through relay user equipments (UEs) by an UE which is out of coverage in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting a radio resource control (RRC) connection request to a temporary relay UE having a highest device-to-device (D2D) signal quality among relay UEs located adjacent to the UE;
receiving, from the temporary relay UE, an RRC connection setup indicating a first base station (BS) that will provide a serving link to the UE and a second BS that will provide a replacement link to the UE among BSs to which the relay UEs are connected;
establishing the serving link through a first relay UE by transmitting an RRC connection complete message to the first relay UE connected to the first BS among the relay UEs; and
establishing the replacement link, where unicast data transmission and reception is inactivated, through a second relay UE connected to the second BS among the relay UEs.

US Pat. No. 10,368,350

CONCURRENT MINI-SLOT BASED AND SLOT BASED TRANSMISSIONS TO A SINGLE DEVICE

1. A method, comprising:generating, by a network device comprising a processor, a first transport block from first logical channels scheduled for a slot based transmission and a second transport block from second logical channels scheduled for a mini-slot based transmission;
transmitting, by the network device, first data via a first control channel indicating the slot based transmission for a device and second data via a second control channel indicating the mini-slot based transmission for the device, wherein a first length of the slot based transmission comprises a defined number of symbols and a second length of the mini-slot based transmission comprises some of the defined number of symbols; and
transmitting, by the network device, the slot based transmission and the mini-slot based transmission, wherein the slot based transmission and the mini-slot based transmission are logically separate transmissions that are scheduled to be concurrent transmissions for the device.

US Pat. No. 10,368,295

UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE GUIDANCE AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE WITH SYSTEM AND METHOD

FreeFlight Systems, Inc.,...

1. A guidance communication system comprising:a controller configured to manage flight path guidance data stored in a memory via a processor, the flight path guidance data configured to be updated via other data received via a receiver-transmitter, the flight path guidance data associated with at least one unmanned aerial vehicle in an environment controlled by the controller; and
at least one beacon configured to (i) be remotely deployed in the environment of the controller to define a flight path of the vehicle by transmitting the flight path guidance data to the vehicle, (ii) communicate with the receiver-transmitter of the controller via a beacon transmitter-receiver, and (iii) communicate with the vehicle via the beacon transmitter-receiver,
wherein,
the flight path includes a plurality of virtual lanes defined at least in part by the controller,
each of the plurality of virtual lanes has a direction of travel defined by the controller,
the plurality of virtual lanes include two adjacent lanes with opposite directions of travel defined by the controller,
the at least one beacon includes a plurality of beacons deployed in the environment of the controller to define at least a portion of the flight path,
each of the plurality of beacons spaced from each other at predetermined distances to provide redundancy such that, when one of the plurality of beacons is offline, one adjacent beacon maintains an adjacent portion of the flight path previously maintained by the one of the plurality of beacons that is offline, and
the adjacent portion of the flight path previously maintained by the one of the plurality of beacons that is offline is entirely maintained by only the one adjacent beacon so that all functionality of the offline beacon is maintained by the one adjacent beacon.

US Pat. No. 10,368,249

MODELING FIBER CABLING ASSOCIATED WITH CELL SITES

ETAK Systems, LLC, Hunte...

1. A method for creating a three-dimensional (3D) model of a cell site and associated fiber connectivity, the method comprising:identifying fiber connectivity at or near the cell site;
obtaining first data capture of the fiber connectivity at or near the cell site;
following one or more paths similar to one or more paths of the fiber connectivity while obtaining second data capture of the fiber connectivity leading away from the cell site;
obtaining third data capture of the cell site including a cell tower, associated cell site components on the cell tower, one or more buildings, and surrounding geography around the cell site;
utilizing the first data capture, the second data capture, and the third data capture to develop the 3D model to include the cell site and the fiber connectivity; and
utilizing the 3D model to perform one or more of a cell site audit, a cell site survey, and a cell site planning and engineering process.

US Pat. No. 10,368,243

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTHENTICATION AND SHARING OF SUBSCRIBER DATA

Sprint Communications Com...

1. A method of authenticating a wireless communication service subscriber, comprising:receiving, by a subscriber authentication server, a first request to transfer a first confidential subscriber information package associated with a first subscriber from a first wireless communication service provider to a second wireless communication service provider, where the first subscriber previously received wireless communication service from the first wireless communication service provider and has transferred service to receive wireless communication service from the second wireless communication service provider and where the second wireless communication service provider sends the first request to the subscriber authentication server, wherein the first confidential subscriber information package comprises a personal identification number (PIN) of the first subscriber and at least one answer of the first subscriber to a security question;
responsive to the first request, sending, by the subscriber authentication server, a first confidential subscriber information package transfer request to the first wireless communication service provider, wherein the first transfer request identifies the second wireless communication service provider; and
verifying, via one of the first wireless communication service provider and second wireless communication service provider, authorization by the first subscriber to transfer the first confidential subscriber information package, the verifying authorization by the first subscriber to transfer the first confidential subscriber information package comprising:
receiving, via one of the first wireless communication service provider and second wireless communication service provider, a request for authentication of the first subscriber, wherein the request for authentication of the first subscriber comprises a telephone number associated with the first subscriber and a subscriber name of the first subscriber;
verifying, via one of the first wireless communication service provider and second wireless communication service provider, correspondence between the telephone number associated with the first subscriber and the subscriber name of the first subscriber;
responsive to verifying correspondence between the telephone number associated with the first subscriber and the subscriber name of the first subscriber, transmitting, by the subscriber authentication server to a first user equipment associated with the first subscriber, a request for verification of approval to transfer the first confidential subscriber information package from the first wireless communication service provider to the second wireless communication service provider, wherein the verification of approval to transfer the first confidential subscriber information package comprises;
querying the first subscriber for personal identification information;
receiving the personal identification information entered via the first user equipment associated with the first subscriber; and
comparing the entered personal identification information to the PIN of the first subscriber, wherein authorization by the first subscriber to transfer the first confidential information package is verified based at least in part on the received personal identification information matching the PIN of the first subscriber.

US Pat. No. 10,368,217

GENERATING A MODEL FOR POSITIONING

COMBAIN MOBILE AB, Lund ...

1. A method for determining a location of a device, said method comprising:receiving first power-based distance measurements, each measurement representing a distance from the device to a source as a measured power of a signal received by the device;
accessing a model defining source locations and radio frequency propagation properties in an environment, said source locations and radio frequency propagation properties being determined based on a collection of second power-based distance measurements representing a distance from receiving units to source locations and at least one of: time-based distance measurements representing a distance from receiving units to source locations, sequential receiving unit positions, compass data, accelerometer data, gyrator data, sensor data indicating a relative floor in a building, and data correlating measurements at regular intervals, wherein said second power-based distance measurements are acquired prior to acquiring of the first power-based distance measurements and said receiving units are different from the device; and
determining a location of the device based on the first power-based distance measurements and the source locations, which are based on the second power-based distance measurements, and the radio frequency propagation properties defined by the model,
wherein the model represents an indoor environment of a multi-floor building, the method further comprising determining a location of the device in the multi-floor building, the location including at least a floor indication and a position on the floor, based on the received first power-based distance measurements and the model.

US Pat. No. 10,368,198

METHOD FOR REQUESTING TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

LYFT, INC., San Francisc...

1. A method for managing transportation services, the method comprising:receiving, from a requester device associated with a requester, a first transportation request comprising a requester location and a dropoff destination;
providing, to one or more transporter devices, the requester location and the dropoff destination;
receiving, from a transporter device of the one or more transporter devices, a confirmation indicating an acceptance of the first transportation request;
in response to receiving the confirmation, providing, to the transporter device, a positive acknowledgement to the transporter device, the positive acknowledgement indicating that the confirmation from the transporter device is the first confirmation received; and
in response to receiving any subsequent confirmation attempts for the first transportation request from other transporter devices of the one or more transporter devices, providing a negative acknowledgement to the other transporter devices, the negative acknowledgement indicating that the subsequent confirmation attempts are rejected.

US Pat. No. 10,368,135

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IMPROVED INTERACTIVE TELEVISION PROCESSING

HSNi, LLC, St. Petersbur...

1. A system for transmitting information to a user of a step-top box, the system comprising:a database configured to store user registration data and product information data relating to a plurality of products;
a set-top box communicatively coupled to a remote control device having a touch screen;
a server configured to:
broadcast the product information data of at least one of the plurality of products to a plurality of set-top boxes, including the set-top box, to be displayed on touch screens of a plurality of remote control devices communicatively coupled to the plurality of set-top boxes, respectively, without the product information data being designated for a specific user of one of the plurality of set-top boxes, and
transmit updated product information data that replaces at least a portion of the previously transmitted product information data of the at least one of the plurality of products to the plurality of set-top boxes to be displayed on the touch screens of the plurality of remote control devices, respectively; and
a processor configured to:
compare data relating to a transaction request from a user of the set-top box with user registration data of the user stored in the database to identify the user, and
generate personalized user transaction data and personalized product information for the identified user of the set-top box,
wherein the server is further configured to transmit programming instructions that include the personalized user transaction data and the personalized product information to the set-top box, such that the programming instructions configure the set-top box to control the remote control device communicatively coupled to the set-top box to display the personalized product information in a customized manner on the touch screen of the remote control device, with the customized manner of display being different than the display of the product information data that is broadcast to the plurality of set-top boxes.

US Pat. No. 10,368,134

LIVE CONTENT STREAMING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Placement Labs, LLC, Sou...

1. A dynamic live media streaming method comprising:broadcasting, via a broadcast management system, a live media stream from at least one broadcasting device over at least one network to a plurality of content viewing devices, the broadcast management system comprising a computer processor, memory, storage device and at least one network communication device for communication between the at least one broadcasting device and the plurality of content viewing devices,
determining a jump zone based upon at least one predetermined jump zone criteria, the jump zone comprising a physical geographic region where a next broadcasting device must be located,
prior to stopping the live media stream from the at least one broadcasting device:
receiving a live vote from at least one of the plurality of content viewing devices for the live media stream, and
determining if additional broadcasting time is warranted based upon a number of positive votes received and attributed to the live media stream from the at least one broadcasting device,
stopping the live media stream from the at least one broadcasting device,
selecting the next broadcasting device in the jump zone, and
broadcasting a live media stream from the next broadcasting device.

US Pat. No. 10,368,059

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INDIVIDUALIZED THREE DIMENSIONAL DISPLAY CALIBRATION

Atheer, Inc., Mountain V...

39. An apparatus comprising:a first three-dimensional (3D) display operable to output a virtual object at a first coordinate in three-dimensional (3D) space to a first eye of a viewer;
a second 3D display operable to output the virtual object at a second coordinate in the 3D space to a second eye of the viewer, wherein the first coordinate is different than the first coordinate;
a first sensor configured to measure the first coordinate of an end-effector interacting with the virtual object relative to the first eye when the virtual object is displayed at the first coordinate;
a second sensor configured to measure the second coordinate of the end-effector interacting with the virtual object relative to the second eye when the virtual object is displayed at the second coordinate;
a processor coupled to the first 3D display, the second 3D display, the first sensor, and the second sensor, wherein the processor is configured to:
determine that the end-effector is pointing to a third coordinate on the first 3D display that is different than the first coordinate where the virtual object is displayed;
determine that the end-effector is pointing to a fourth coordinate on the second 3D display that is different than the second coordinate where the virtual object is displayed;
determine a first offset value between the first coordinate where the virtual object is located and the third coordinate where the end-effector is pointing to on the first display, wherein the first offset value indicates a difference in the first coordinate and the third coordinate;
determine a second offset value between the second coordinate where the virtual object is located and the fourth coordinate where the end-effector is pointing to on the second display, wherein the second offset value indicates a difference in the second coordinate and the fourth coordinate;
determine a fifth coordinate in the 3D space, wherein:
the fifth coordinate is the first coordinate adjusted by the first offset value so that the viewer perceives the virtual object as being located at the first coordinate on the first 3D display;
the first 3D display is to display the virtual object at the fifth coordinate on the first 3D display; and
determine a sixth coordinate in the 3D space, wherein:
the sixth coordinate is the second coordinate adjusted by the second offset value so that the viewer perceives the virtual object as being located at the second coordinate on the second 3D display; and
the second 3D display is to display the virtual object at the sixth coordinate on the second 3D display.

US Pat. No. 10,368,056

DEPTH DATA DETECTION AND MONITORING APPARATUS

SHANGHAI PERCIPIO TECHNOL...

1. A depth data detection apparatus, comprising:an infrared coded projection system for projecting a textured infrared beam to a space to be measured to form randomly distributed infrared textures on an object to be detected in the space to be measured;
two infrared image sensors for respectively imaging the space to be measured so as to form two infrared textured images, the two infrared image sensors have a predetermined relative spatial position relationship therebetween, so that depth data of infrared textures relative to the two infrared image sensors can be determined based on a position difference of texture segment images correspondingly formed in the two infrared texture images by the same texture segment in the infrared textures and the predetermined relative spatial position relationship,
the infrared coded projection system comprises:
at least two infrared light generators for generating infrared light respectively;
an optical system, wherein the infrared light generated by the infrared light generator forms the textured infrared beam after passing through the optical system;
a controller for controlling and switching the at least two infrared light generators such that the at least two infrared light generators alternately generate infrared light;
wherein the infrared coded projection system has multiple operating modes, in different operating modes, the controller switches different infrared light generators into operation, and in each operating mode, a different infrared light generator projects textured infrared beams at a different projection angle and/or from a different position to the space to be measured, in order to form randomly distributed infrared texture on the object to be detected in the space to be measured;
wherein for each operating mode, the two infrared image sensors are configured to image the space to be measured respectively, to form two infrared textured images;
wherein the depth data detection apparatus further comprises:
a processor that is configured to:
acquire two infrared texture images obtained by using the two infrared image sensors in different operating modes,
for each operating mode, determine depth data of the infrared textures relative to the two infrared image sensors in the operating mode, based on the predetermined relative spatial position relationship between the two infrared image sensors and the position difference of the texture segment images correspondingly formed in the two infrared texture images by the same texture segment in the infrared textures,
fuse the depth data determined in multiple operating modes to obtain new depth data as final depth data of the object to be detected.

US Pat. No. 10,367,924

POSITION-BASED COMMUNICATION ROUTING

Interwise Ltd., Airport ...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at a network control system, a message including content and a header, wherein a destination internet protocol (IP) address of the header identifies a propagation mode for sending the content via a network;
based on at least the propagation mode, obtaining location data regarding a plurality of devices connected to the network, the location data indicating the content is to be sent to a closest device of the plurality of devices;
based on at least the location data, identifying an intended recipient from the plurality of devices, wherein the intended recipient comprises the closest device; and
transmitting the content to the intended recipient.

US Pat. No. 10,367,912

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATING THE MANAGEMENT, ROUTING, AND CONTROL OF MULTIPLE DEVICES AND INTER-DEVICE CONNECTIONS

CLOUD SYSTEMS HOLDCO, LLC...

1. An apparatus for controlling an environment, comprising:a server configured to host a database that includes information describing a set of static connections and information describing a set of adaptable nodes and that is further configured to run a scheduling service;
a control client that is configured to control at least one output device within the environment and to communicate with the scheduling service;
a control client web application including one or more components configured to render a user interface on the control client, wherein one or more standard widgets of the user interface provide one or more standard control options based at least in part on the at least one output device and one or more specialized widgets provide one or more customizable control options based at least in part on the at least one output device;
a control switch that is configured to communicate with the control client; and
an output device configurator that is configured to send a request to access the output device to the scheduling service and through the control switch, to send configuration information to the output device, and to send control information to the output device, wherein the scheduling service is configured to manage availability of the output device for access.

US Pat. No. 10,367,899

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTENT AUDIENCE ANALYSIS VIA ENCODED LINKS

BITLY, INC., New York, N...

1. A system for analyzing online content audience, comprising:at least one server of a content audience analysis system, configured to:
generate a first set of encoded links for accessing first resources of a first content publisher and a second set of encoded links for accessing second resources of second content publishers;
receive a plurality of requests to access the first set of encoded links linked to the first resources of the first content publisher, each request to access an encoded link of the first set of encoded links from a client device of unique client devices identifying i) a source uniform resource locator (URL) identifying a resource on which the encoded link of the first set of encoded links was presented and ii) a cookie of the content audience analysis system that is unique to the client device;
identify, from each request of the plurality of requests to access the first set of encoded links, a source content publisher of the first content publishers corresponding to the resource identified by the source URL;
identify, from the plurality of requests to access the first set of encoded links, a plurality of cookies of the content audience analysis system assigned to the unique client devices;
identify the second content publishers having the second resources that were accessed by the unique client devices via the second set of encoded links linked to the second resources of the second content publishers based on the plurality of cookies identified from the plurality of requests to access the first set of encoded links linked to the first resources of the first content; and
provide, to the first content publisher, data corresponding to the identified second content publishers having the second resources accessed by the unique client devices that also accessed the first resources of the first content publisher.

US Pat. No. 10,367,866

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATION FALLBACK

Grass Valley Canada, Tor...

1. An automation fallback method, comprising:receiving, by a network interface of a playout system from an automation server, a hierarchical automation schedule comprising a plurality of nodes distributed in a plurality of tiers, each node associated with at least one other node in a different tier in a parent-child relationship;
identifying, by a router of the playout system, a first item of content indicated for playback in a first node of the hierarchical automation schedule, the first node associated with a broadcast region served by the playout system;
determining, by the router, that the first item of content is not available for playback responsive to one of unsuccessful receipt of an input media stream comprising the first item of content or an absence of the first item of content in a storage device of the playout system;
iteratively searching each parent node of the first node in the hierarchical automation schedule, by the router, for a node including an identification of a second item of content, responsive to the determination that the first item of content is not available for playback;
determining, by the router, that the second item of content is available for playback responsive to one of successful receipt of a second input media stream comprising the second item of content or a presence of the second item of content in the storage device of the playout system; and
connecting a corresponding one of the second input media stream or a decoder decoding the second item of content to an output of the playout system, by the router, so as to output the second item of content.

US Pat. No. 10,367,863

METHOD FOR PROVIDING DYNAMIC QUALITY OF SERVICE FOR PUSH-TO-TALK SERVICE

KODIAK NETWORKS INC., Pl...

1. A method comprising:initiating, by a push-to-talk (PTT) server, a PTT call session with a PTT client by exchanging control messages over a first bearer having first quality-of-service (QoS) parameters;
establishing, by the PTT server, a second bearer having second QoS parameters different from the first QoS parameters, wherein the establishing the second bearer is performed during at least a portion of the initiating the PTT call session;
exchanging, by the PTT server, media messages with the PTT client over the first bearer before the second bearer is established; and
exchanging, by the PTT server, the media messages with the PTT client over the second bearer in response to completion of the establishing the second bearer.

US Pat. No. 10,367,829

PROTECTING THREAT INDICATORS FROM THIRD PARTY ABUSE

Anomali Incorporated, Re...

1. A computer-based method for detecting threats based on obfuscated threat indicators, the method comprising:receiving, from a server, an obfuscated threat indicator associated with an identified cyber-threat that was determined by the server to be above a threshold level of quality, the obfuscated threat indicator having been generated by the server responsive to determining that the identified-cyber-threat is above the threshold level of quality by: including a threat data source of a threat indicator and excluding raw information of the threat indicator;
identifying one or more client-side events occurring within a third-party system, each client-side event identified by an entity identifier indicating an entity to which the client-side event is attributed;
determining that the third-party system experienced a cyber-threat when the obfuscated threat indicator matches at least one entity identifier; and
in response to determining that the third-party system experienced the cyber-threat:
generating descriptive information associated with the obfuscated threat indicator; and
transmitting the descriptive information to the third-party system.

US Pat. No. 10,367,811

METHODS FOR INTERNET COMMUNICATION SECURITY

Stealthpath, Inc., Resto...

1. A product for securing communications of a plurality of networked computing devices, the product comprising a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium having computer-readable program code embodied therein, the computer-readable program code executable by a first computing device of the plurality of network computing devices to perform communication management operations, the communication management operations comprising:i) forming a configured communication pathway by configuring a pre-established communication pathway to exclusively communicate application data between a first user-application on the first computing device and a second user-application on a second computing device of the plurality of network computing devices, the first user-application operated by a first user and the second user-application operated by a second user, the configuring comprising:
a) sending a first configuration packet from the first computing device to the second computing device via the pre-established communication pathway, the first configuration packet containing a nonpublic first device identifier for the first computing device in an application layer portion of the first configuration packet;
b) receiving a second configuration packet from the second computing device, the second configuration packet containing a nonpublic second device identifier for the second computing device in an application layer portion of the second configuration packet;
c) confirming, in a kernel space of the first computing device, that the second computing device is authorized to communicate with the first user-application, comprising: matching the nonpublic second device identifier to a preconfigured nonpublic second device code for the second computing device;
d) further sending a third configuration packet from the first computing device to the second computing device via the pre-established communication pathway, the third configuration packet containing a nonpublic first user-application identifier in an application layer portion of the third configuration packet, wherein the nonpublic first user-application identifier is exclusive to the first user-application and the second user-application;
e) further receiving a fourth configuration packet from the second computing device, the fourth configuration packet containing a nonpublic second user-application identifier in an application layer portion of the fourth configuration packet; and ii) preventing any transport layer ports used by the configured communication pathway from being used by any other communication pathway.

US Pat. No. 10,367,805

METHODS FOR DYNAMIC USER IDENTITY AUTHENTICATION

AirSig Inc., Grand Cayma...

1. A method for dynamic user Identity authentication, configured to authenticate the identity of a user of a login device during a login process, comprising the steps of,using a web server to receive an access request from the login device;
using the web server to generate a resource address information and a session identifier (session ID) based on the access request and transfer the resource address information and the session ID to the login device;
using the login device to generate an initiation signal comprising the resource address information and the session ID and transfer the initiation signal to a signing device;
using the signing device to perform an air signature procedure based on the initiation signal for generating a target signature, wherein the signing device comprises a motion sensor, the motion sensor comprises an accelerometer and a gyroscope and is configured to detect a motion feature of the signing device, the motion feature comprises a movement direction, acceleration and angular velocity, the air signature procedure is performed to measure acceleration readings of the signing device in each axis by the accelerometer, measure the angular velocity of the signing device in each axis by the gyroscope, and calculate the movement direction and the acceleration according to the acceleration readings;
using a determination module to compares the movement direction, acceleration and angular velocity of the target signature with a movement direction, acceleration and angular velocity of a pre-stored reference signature, calculate a similarity between the target signature and the reference signature, determine that the target signature matches with the reference signature when the similarity is greater than a threshold, generate an authentication information according to whether the target signature matches with the reference signature, and transfer the authentication information to the web server, wherein the authentication information comprises a signature similarity information and the session ID; and
using the web server to determine whether the access request is to be granted based on the authentication information.

US Pat. No. 10,367,801

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CREDENTIALING OF NON-LOCAL REQUESTORS IN DECOUPLED SYSTEMS UTILIZING A DOMAIN LOCAL AUTHENTICATOR

OPEN TEXT SA ULC, Halifa...

1. A system, comprising:a domain, including:
a processor coupled to a memory,
a set of resources,
the processor executing instructions implementing a local domain authenticator for:
providing a member credential to use in accessing the set of resources of the domain during a session,
authenticating the member credential associated with the domain; and
a remote authenticator, for:
providing the member credential to a non-local requestor which is not a member of the domain by:
receiving an authentication request from the non-local requestor outside the domain, wherein the request is to be authenticated for accessing the set of resources,
authenticating the non-local requestor using the authentication request, wherein authenticating the non-local requestor comprises establishing a secure channel with the non-local requester based on a unique previously provisioned domain key associated with both that domain and the non-local requestor,
accessing the local domain authenticator to obtain the member credential associated with the domain, and
providing the member credential to the non-local requester, wherein the non-local requester can access the set of resources of the domain during a session maintained between the non-local requester and the domain using the member credential and authentication of an access of the non-local requester to the set of resources during the session is performed using the local domain authenticator and the member credential.

US Pat. No. 10,367,792

END-TO END ENCRYPTION FOR PERSONAL COMMUNICATION NODES

Orion Labs, San Francisc...

1. A method for end-to-end encryption of streaming group communications, the method comprising:a first end user device obtaining an encrypted group key, wherein the encrypted group key is generated by encrypting an unencrypted group key with a message key, the message key being generated from a chain key, the chain key being generated using a pairwise encryption process implemented by the first end user device and a second end user device
wherein the first and second end user devices are members of a communication group comprising a plurality of end user devices;
the first end user device generating an unencrypted first stream key;
the first end user device encrypting the unencrypted first stream key using the unencrypted group key to generate an encrypted first stream key;
the first end user device encrypting first stream data using the unencrypted first stream key to generate encrypted first stream data; and
the first end user device transmitting the encrypted first stream key and the encrypted stream data to the second end user device and at least one other member of the communication group; and
the first end user device updating the chain key each time a new message key is needed, such that the message key and chain key are ephemeral.

US Pat. No. 10,367,710

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING NETWORK DEPENDENCIES

SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC...

1. A method, comprising:determining, by a polling engine, a root, wherein the root comprises a first node within a cluster of nodes of a network;
generating at least one network dependency between the root and a second node, wherein the at least one generated network dependency corresponds to a connection between nodes of the network, and the at least one generated network dependency corresponds to a directional path from the polling engine to the second node;
polling the second node, wherein the polling occurs via the at least one generated network dependency; and
determining that the second node is unreachable, wherein
at least one manually-added network dependency corresponds to a directional path connection between the polling engine and the second node, and
the at least one generated network dependency is in a directional path unreversed of the directional path of the at least one manually-added network dependency and is generated to allow multiple dependencies with only non-manually-added network dependencies.

US Pat. No. 10,367,708

NETWORK CODING AWARE NODES IN A DISTRIBUTED NETWORK

Dell Products LP, Round ...

1. A computer-implemented method for transmitting network coding (NC) and non-NC data in a heterogenous computer network having both NC nodes and non-NC nodes, the method comprising:transmitting data packets for both the NC and non-NC data from a source node to a destination node through one or more intermediate nodes;
maintaining, in each node of the network, a network coding interoperability (NCI) table indicating an NC status of each direct neighbor of the node;
forming a protocol grouping for each direct neighbor link between an NC node and a non-NC node;
transmitting NC data directly from an upstream NC node to a direct neighbor downstream NC node;
transmitting non-NC data directly from an upstream NC node to a direct neighbor downstream non-NC node; and
decoding, using the protocol grouping, NC data bound for a non-NC node in a direct upstream NC node prior to transmission to the non-NC node.

US Pat. No. 10,367,692

RULES IMPLEMENTATION SYSTEM

BSQUARE CORP., Bellevue,...

1. A method comprising:receiving a raw data signal from one or more service abstraction layers;
receiving an observation via a rule engine, the rule engine preconfigured with a rule set from a rule generator, the rule set comprising at least one condition and at least one consequence to trigger the generation of one or more input control signals and an event signal;
transforming the one or more input control signals into one or more message control signals via a router;
transforming the event signal into an action via an orchestration engine to implement an action to affect a machine state of one or more machines;
transforming the one or more message control signals into one or more rule control signals via a bytecode local interpreter; and
receiving the one or more message control signals with a network abstraction layer, the network abstraction layer transforming the one or more message control signals into a network control signal, the network abstraction layer sending the network control signal to further affect the machine state of the one or more machines.

US Pat. No. 10,367,678

MECHANISM FOR RAPID NETWORK FAILURE DETECTION FOR FASTER SWITCH-OVER IN SERVER-TO-SERVER APPLICATIONS

DELL PRODUCTS LP, Round ...

1. An information handling system node for monitoring a communication connectivity between applications, comprising:one or more processors;
a memory communicatively coupled to the one or more processors;
one or more network interfaces communicatively coupled to the one or more processors; and
an agent communicatively coupled to the one or more network interfaces and configured to:
receive, at an agent that monitors communication connectivity, a registration corresponding to each application of a plurality of applications operating on the information handling system node, wherein the registration is received via a proxy terminator responsive to the proxy terminator acting as an intermediary between an application and the agent and is received via an application when a proxy terminator is not acting as an intermediary between the application and the agent;
monitor a liveliness status of a communication session between the agent and a remote agent operating on a remote information handling system node, the communication session being enabled via at least one of the one or more network interfaces; and
responsive to detecting, based on the liveliness status, that a fault exists, notify each application of the plurality of applications registered with the agent that is affected by the fault that the fault exists.

US Pat. No. 10,367,664

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SPLIT VOLTAGE DOMAIN TRANSMITTER CIRCUITS

Luxtera, Inc., Carlsbad,...

1. An integrated electro-optical modulator interface comprising:one or more circuits in an integrated circuit, said one or more circuits operable to:
generate a pair of complementary signals using a differential amplifier and a domain splitter, said domain splitter comprising a pair of stacked transistors with gates coupled to the differential amplifier;
communicate the pair of complementary signals to stacked inverters; and
amplify the complementary signals using said stacked inverters, each operating in a different partial voltage domain, wherein each of said partial voltage domains is offset by a DC voltage from other said partial voltage domains and wherein a sum of said plurality of partial domains is equal to a supply voltage of said integrated circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,367,571

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING DATA IN WIRELESS SYSTEM

GRAND MATE CO., LTD., Ta...

1. A method for transmitting data in a wireless system, wherein the wireless system comprises a server, a relay device, and at least one appliance, wherein the server and the relay device are connected to an internet respectively; the relay device is wirelessly connected to the at least one appliance, and is adapted to receive and store a state information of the at least one appliance; the method comprising the steps of:A. connecting to the server by the relay device through the internet, which is adapted for the relay device and the server to transmit data to each other;
B. determining with the relay device whether the relay device is stored with the state information sent from the at least one appliance;
if the relay device stores the state information sent from the at least one appliance, then sending the state information to the server by the relay device;
otherwise, sending a first interactive command to the server by the relay device, wherein the first interactive command corresponds to a situation that the relay device is not stored with any state information of the at least one appliance; and
C. sending a second interactive command to the server with the relay device, and then interrupting a connection between the relay device and the server, wherein the second interactive command requests the server to interrupt the connection with the relay device.

US Pat. No. 10,367,526

IRREGULAR LOW DENSITY PARITY CHECK PROCESSING SYSTEM WITH NON-UNIFORM SCALING

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. An apparatus for decoding data, comprising:a data decoding circuit configured to decode data encoded with an irregular low density parity check code comprising a parity check matrix with non-uniform column weights;
at least one scaling circuit configured to scale values in the data decoding circuit with a scaling value that is dependent at least in part on a column weight of likelihood values being scaled;
a data detector configured to apply a data detection algorithm to the data;
a bit selective scaling circuit configured to scale an output of the data detector;
a first subtraction circuit connected between the data detector and the bit selective scaling circuit, wherein the first subtraction circuit is configured to subtract an output of the at least one scaling circuit from the output of the data detector; and
a second subtraction circuit connected between the data decoding circuit and the at least one scaling circuit, wherein the second subtraction circuit is configured to subtract an output of the bit selective scaling circuit from an output of the data decoding circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,367,495

HALF-BRIDGE DRIVER CIRCUIT

Mosway Technologies Limit...

1. A half-bridge driver circuit comprising:a low-side circuit providing a low-side output to drive a low-side power switch, wherein the low-side output is a changeable voltage which is changeable within a low-side voltage range; and
a high-side circuit providing a high-side output to drive a high-side power switch, wherein
the high-side output is a changeable voltage which is changeable within a high-side voltage range, and the high-side voltage range is larger than the low-side voltage range,
the high-side circuit comprises
a level shifting circuit comprising a first switching device and a second switching device,
a single latching circuit configured to reject common mode noise and comprising
 a first inverter operatively connected to the first switching device and powered by a high-side voltage supply, and
 a second inverter operatively connected to the second switching device and powered by the high-side voltage supply, wherein
the first switching device and the second switching device receive respective control signals for selectively configuring the latching circuit to be in a set state, for providing a first output signal to the high-side power switch, and in a reset state, for providing a second output signal, different from the first output signal, to the high-side power switch,
the single latching circuit selectively holds the set state or the reset state, and
at least one of
 (i) an input terminal of the first inverter is directly connected to an output terminal of the second inverter, and
 (ii) an input terminal of the second inverter is directly connected to an output terminal of the first inverter,
a high-side driver circuit operatively connected to the single latching circuit and including two switches having respective drain terminals and a high-side output terminal connected to the drain terminals of the two switches, and
a regulation circuit operatively connected to the single latching circuit and to the high-side driver circuit to control the high-side power switch, wherein the latching circuit further comprises a comparator connected to the output terminal of the first inverter and the output terminal of the second inverter for providing an output to the regulation circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,367,457

SINGLE STAGE RAMPED POWER AMPLIFIERS

CalAmp Wireless Networks ...

1. A single stage ramped power amplifier, comprising:a RF transceiver;
a ramp voltage;
a power supply; and
an output circuit;
wherein:
the ramp voltage is coupled to a resistor that is coupled to a first inductor;
the power supply is coupled to a second inductor;
the RF transceiver is coupled to the second inductor and a first capacitor;
the first capacitor is coupled to a PIN diode;
the PIN diode is coupled to the first inductor and a second capacitor;
the second capacitor is coupled to a first transistor;
the first transistor is coupled to a third capacitor;
the third capacitor is coupled to a third inductor;
the third inductor is coupled to a second transistor; and
the second transistor is coupled to the output circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,367,447

LIGHTER-THAN-AIR AIRCRAFT AND METHOD TO REDUCE LEAKAGE WITHIN A FLEXIBLE BLADDER

SKYCOM CORPORATION, Aust...

1. A method comprising:providing an unmanned, lighter-than-air aircraft that includes:
an outer membrane;
a flexible bladder within the outer membrane;
a region disposed between the outer membrane and the flexible bladder;
a volume detection device;
a region pressure adjustment device configured to adjust a pressure of the region; and
pressure control circuitry configured to control the region pressure adjustment device based on measurements received from the volume detection device;
causing the aircraft to float at a selected altitude of at least 60,000 feet above sea level based on a quantity of lighter-than-air gas in the flexible bladder;
maintaining the aircraft at the selected altitude and measuring, via the volume detection device, a volume of the flexible bladder within the outer membrane; and
adjusting, by the region pressure adjustment device receiving instructions from the pressure control circuitry and the pressure control circuitry receiving measurements from the volume detection device, the pressure of the region such that the volume of the flexible bladder is maintained at a desired volume less than a maximum volume of the flexible bladder and equalized with a pressure inside the flexible bladder, thereby reducing leakage of the lighter-than-air gas from the flexible bladder.

US Pat. No. 10,367,437

SYSTEMS, METHODS AND DEVICES FOR APPROXIMATE DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING VECTOR CONTROLLERS FOR OPERATION OF IPM MOTORS IN LINEAR AND OVER MODULATION REGIONS

The Board of Trustees of ...

1. A method for controlling an interior-mounted permanent magnet (IPM) alternating-current (AC) electrical machine by:providing a pulse-width modulated (PWM) converter operably connected between an electrical power source and the IPM AC electrical machine;
providing a neural network vector control system operably connected to the PWM converter, the neural network vector control system comprising a current-loop neural network configured to implement an approximate dynamic programming (ADP) algorithm, wherein the current-loop neural network is trained to minimize a cost function of the ADP algorithm using a forward accumulation through time (“FATT”) algorithm;
receiving a plurality of inputs at the current-loop neural network;
outputting a first compensating dq-control voltage from the current-loop neural network, wherein the current-loop neural network is configured to optimize the first compensating dq-control voltage based on the plurality of inputs;
providing a feedforward controller operably connected to the PWM converter;
receiving reference current inputs at the feedforward controller, wherein the inputs at the feedforward controller comprise a reference d-axis current, isd*, and a reference q-axis current, isq*;
outputting a second compensating dq-control voltage from the feedforward controller, wherein the feedforward controller is configured to regulate the second compensating dq-control voltage based on the reference current inputs; and
controlling the PWM converter using the first compensating dq-control voltage and the second compensating dq-control voltage,
wherein the feedforward controller is designed based on default parameters of the IPM AC electrical machine.

US Pat. No. 10,367,436

SINGLE-AXIS LINEAR MOTION SYSTEM

Invetech, Inc., San Dieg...

1. A linear motion system comprising:a base;
a moving carriage configured to move back and forth along a single linear direction relative to the base;
at least one motor coil;
at least one motor magnet;
at least one printed circuit board mounted on the base;
an electronic motion controller configured to provide motion commands to an electronic drive; and
the electronic drive configured to translate commands from the electronic motion controller into currents supplied to the at least one motor coil;
wherein the electronic motion controller and electronic drive are mounted on the at least one printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,367,323

CRIMPING HAND TOOL

JETOOL CORP., New Taipei...

1. A crimping hand tool is configured for crimping a coaxial cable to a coaxial terminal, the crimping hand tool comprising:a first body;
a second body pivoted to the first body;
a first linking body having a first end and a second end, the first end being pivoted to the second body;
a second linking body having a third end and a fourth end, the third end being pivoted to the first body;
a third linking body having a fifth end and a sixth end, wherein the second end, the fourth end, and the sixth end are pivoted coaxially;
a moving assembly pivoted to the fifth end, the moving assembly being slidably coupled to the first body along an axial direction; and
a crimping assembly disposed on the moving assembly to move along with the moving assembly, wherein the first body and the second body being forced and pivoted to each other, and slide the moving assembly along the axial direction through the first linking body, the second linking body, and the third linking body, such that the moving assembly drives the crimping assembly to crimp the coaxial cable and the coaxial terminal together,
wherein the first body comprises:
a base;
a pair of side plates assembled at two opposite sides of the base; and
a handle assembled to the pair of side plates and forming an accommodating space to accommodate at least a portion of the first linking body, at least a portion of the second linking body, at least a portion of the third linking body, and at least a portion of the moving assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,367,322

HARD DISK DATA INTERFACE PITCH CONVERTER

JIANGSU LEWINSH ELECTRONI...

1. A hard disk data interface pitch converter, comprising:a converting part, which comprises converting terminals and contact terminals, wherein the contact terminals comprise a plurality of metallic conductors which are independent from one another, the converting terminals comprise metallic conductors which have a relatively large interval at one end and a relatively small interval at the other end, and the end of the converting terminals where the metallic conductors have the large interval between is connected in a one-to-one manner to an end of the metallic conductors in the contact terminals;
a short connection part, which is operable to connect any two or more non-adjacent metallic conductors in the contact terminals through metallic conductors;
a base, which is provided with a channel for accommodating the contact terminals and a slot for fixing the short connection part; and
a cover body, which cooperates with the base for protecting the converting part and the short connection part,
wherein an extension part is formed by digging each of the metallic conductors in the contact terminals, and the extension part exactly shields a gap between the contact terminals and the channel.

US Pat. No. 10,367,262

ARCHITECTURES AND METHODS FOR NOVEL ANTENNA RADIATION OPTIMIZATION VIA FEED REPOSITIONING

SPATIAL DIGITAL SYSTEMS, ...

1. An antenna system comprising:multiple antenna elements;
and multiple beam forming networks configured to optimize produced radiation patterns for both receiving and transmission functions by spatial re-positioning of said antenna elements relative to each other via an iterative optimization processing to meet multiple constraints to said radiation patterns for said both receiving and transmission functions concurrently.

US Pat. No. 10,367,100

SEMICONDUCTOR ELEMENT, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

NTT ELECTRONICS CORPORATI...

1. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor element provided with a stacked diode structure, the method comprising,stacking a first semiconductor layer, a second semiconductor layer having electron affinity lower than that of the first semiconductor layer, and a third n-type semiconductor layer in consecutive order from an anode side to a cathode side,
wherein the first semiconductor layer is an n-type semiconductor,
wherein the first semiconductor layer and the second semiconductor layer have a heterojunction;
detecting a rectified output current by inputting a predetermined THz frequency range signal between an anode and a cathode of the semiconductor element; and
adjusting the barrier height ?Bn generated between the first semiconductor layer and the second semiconductor layer at a level of 10 meV by adjusting a doping concentration of the first semiconductor layer so that the output current is maximized from among a plurality of output currents.

US Pat. No. 10,367,081

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THIN FILM TRANSISTOR

Shenzhen China Star Optoe...

1. A method of manufacturing a thin film transistor, comprisingsequentially depositing a buffer layer and a shielding layer on a substrate, where the buffer layer is a hydrogenated buffer layer;
forming an indium gallium zinc oxide (IGZO) layer on and covering the shielding layer, where the IGZO layer comprises a first portion on a top side of the shielding layer and at least a second portion adjoining the first portion;
processing the IGZO layer by annealing, where the buffer layer's hydrogen is diffused into the second portion, the second portion becomes doped IGZO and has a conductor property, and the first portion maintains a semiconductor property; and
forming a source and a drain, where the source and drain contact the second portion of the IGZO layer;
wherein the step of forming the source and drain comprises the sub-steps of;
sequentially forming a dielectric layer, a gate layer, and a middle layer on the annealed IGZO layer;
forming a via that runs through the dielectric layer and the middle layer, and connects the second portion; and
forming the source and the drain by depositing a metal on the middle layer and in the via.

US Pat. No. 10,366,898

TECHNIQUES AND SYSTEMS FOR CONTINUOUS-FLOW PLASMA ENHANCED ATOMIC LAYER DEPOSITION (PEALD)

Nano-Master, Inc., Austi...

1. An atomic layer deposition (ALD) system comprising:(a) a cylindrical chamber comprising an upper portion and a lower portion such that said upper portion and said lower portion can be closed to obtain a sealed state of said chamber;
(b) said upper portion comprising a planar inductively coupled plasma (ICP) source laterally affixed at its distal end from said lower portion;
(c) said lower portion containing a platen onto which a substrate is placed, said platen and said substrate heated by a platen heater to a desired temperature;
(d) said substrate isolated from said ICP source in said chamber by a grounded metal plate laterally affixed above said substrate and a ceramic plate laterally affixed below said grounded metal plate but above said substrate, said grounded metal plate and said ceramic plate having a first plurality of holes and a second plurality of holes respectively such that each of said first plurality of holes is aligned with a corresponding hole of said second plurality of holes, and each of said second plurality of holes has a diameter less than two Debye lengths of a plasma, said ICP source configured to generate from a gas A said plasma above said grounded plate and said grounded metal plate configured to terminate said plasma;
(e) said ICP source configured to receive a continuous supply of said gas A;
(f) said lower portion configured to contain a gas B passed as a pulse from below said ceramic plate; and
(g) each of said gas A and said gas B comprising one or more individual chemical species;wherein a uniform atomically sized film is produced on said substrate by a self-limiting reaction of excited neutrals of said gas A, said gas B and said substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,366,872

FREQUENCY AND AMPLITUDE SCANNED QUADRUPOLE MASS FILTER AND METHODS

The Trustees of Indiana U...

1. A method of operating a quadrupole mass filter, the method comprisingionizing a sample to produce ions, each produced ion having a mass-to-charge ratio,
passing the produced ions into a quadrupole, and
applying at least one AC voltage to the quadrupole and controlling the at least one AC voltage to separate the ions by (i) incrementally varying a frequency of the at least one AC voltage within a first range of frequencies and (ii) for each of at least some of the incremental frequencies in the first range of frequencies, incrementally varying an amplitude of the at least one AC voltage within a range of amplitudes,
wherein each incremental frequency and incremental amplitude pair of the at least one AC voltage creates a different band pass filter in the quadrupole through which produced ions having a different corresponding mass-to-charge ratio pass to a detector.

US Pat. No. 10,366,849

METHOD TO CREATE A REDUCED STIFFNESS MICROSTRUCTURE

DUALITY REALITY ENERGY, L...

1. A method to create a reduced stiffness microstructure, comprising:forming a first buckled membrane along a first buckling direction; and
forming a second buckled membrane along a second buckling direction, the second buckling direction is opposite to the first buckling direction, the first buckled membrane is in contact with the second buckled membrane over a contact area, within an operating zone a stiffness of the reduced stiffness microstructure during contact is less than an absolute value of a stiffness of at least one of the first buckled membrane, before contact, and the second buckled membrane, before contact, when the contact area translates along either one of the first buckling directions and the second buckling direction.

US Pat. No. 10,366,760

NAND FLASH MEMORY WITH WORLDLINE VOLTAGE COMPENSATION USING COMPENSATED TEMPERATURE COEFFICIENTS

GigaDevice Semiconductor ...

1. A NAND flash memory with wordline voltage compensate, comprising:a plurality of wordlines, wherein each of the plurality of wordlines corresponds to a wordline voltage with a compensated temperature coefficient, wherein the plurality of wordlines are divided into a plurality of groups, each group corresponds to the compensated temperature coefficient, wherein the each wordline corresponds to a wordline address, and the groups of wordlines are divided by at least a border according to wordline addresses;
wherein the NAND flash memory further comprises a power-on read block storing a border enable parameter for enabling or disabling the compensated temperature coefficient.