US Pat. No. 10,457,418

UAV PAYLOAD MODULE CAMERA ASSEMBLY AND RETRACTION MECHANISM

AeroVironment, Inc., Mon...

1. A UAV comprising:a) a payload secured to the UAV so as to be capable of being stowed within the UAV and deployed out of the UAV;
b) a biasing member to bias the payload out of the UAV and into a deployed position; and
c) a retraction mechanism comprising a flexible means capable of supporting tension, the retraction mechanism and the flexible means allowing the payload to be deployed by the biasing member and causing the payload to retract into the UAV from the deployed position.

US Pat. No. 10,457,373

AIRCRAFT WITH A FUSELAGE AND A COMPOSITE TAIL BOOM

AIRBUS HELICOPTERS DEUTSC...

1. A composite tail boom for an aircraft, the composite tail boom comprising at least partly a tubular tail boom cone with an outer skin and an inner skin, characterized in that the inner skin delimits a hollow interior of the composite tail boom, wherein a plurality of rod-shaped stiffening elements and a plurality of ring-shaped stiffening elements are arranged between the outer skin and the inner skin, the plurality of rod-shaped stiffening elements being oriented in longitudinal direction of the composite tail boom and the plurality of ring-shaped stiffening elements being distributed along the longitudinal direction in the tubular tail boom cone, and wherein at least one of the plurality of ring-shaped stiffening elements comprises an associated thickness in radial direction of the tubular tail boom cone that is smaller than an associated thickness of at least one of the plurality of rod-shaped stiffening elements in radial direction of the tubular tail boom cone.

US Pat. No. 10,457,314

RETRACTABLE TELESCOPIC MECHANISM FOR STEERING COLUMN WITH FEEDBACK ACTUATOR

NIO USA, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A vehicle, comprising:a passenger compartment having a front and a back;
a retractable telescopic steering column mounted near the front of the passenger compartment and configured to selectively extend rearwardly into the passenger compartment, the retractable telescopic steering column comprising a second segment slidably mounted to a first segment, and a third segment slidably mounted to the second segment;
a steering wheel fixedly connected to the retractable telescopic steering column; and
a force feedback motor configured to selectively exert a rotational force on the retractable telescopic steering column,
wherein the second segment comprises a first spline and a first slot, the first slot configured to receive a second spline of one of the first and third segments, and the first spline configured to be received by a second slot of one of the first and third segments; and
wherein the first spline and the second spline ensure that a rotational force applied to one of the first segment, the second segment, or the third segment is transmitted to the other segments of the telescopic steering column.

US Pat. No. 10,457,212

VEHICLE PILLAR STRUCTURE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A vehicle pillar structure comprising:a non-transparent first supporting member that extends with a length direction thereof in a direction along a vehicle width direction end of a windshield glass, and that is configured by a material with a coefficient of linear thermal expansion along the length direction of a first value;
a non-transparent second supporting member that extends such that a length direction thereof is along a vehicle front end of a side door glass, that is disposed spaced apart from the first supporting member, and that is configured by a material with a coefficient of linear thermal expansion along the length direction of a second value; and
a resin transparent member that is disposed spanning between the first supporting member and the second supporting member, that is joined to length direction faces of the first supporting member and the second supporting member, that is configured by a material with a coefficient of linear thermal expansion along the length directions of the first supporting member and the second supporting member of a larger value than the first value and the second value, and that is configured including multiple glass fibers with length directions thereof oriented such that fiber length directions are substantially orthogonal to the length directions of the first supporting member and the second supporting member.

US Pat. No. 10,457,181

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SEAT AND BOLSTER ADJUSTMENT

NIO USA, Inc., San Jose,...

1. An active vehicle bolster system, comprising:a seat;
at least one bolster disposed on one side of the seat;
a detector;
a drive motor coupled to the at least one bolster and the detector, the drive motor operable, upon receiving a first signal from the detector, to cause the at least one bolster to alter position from a first position to a second position, the second position being a position in which a surface of the seat and a surface of the at least one bolster are in a substantially same first plane, the first position being a position in which the surface of the at least one bolster forms a non-zero angle with the first plane,
wherein the seat includes a mat,
wherein the at least one bolster includes a first bolster having a first bolster insert at a first side of the seat, and a second bolster having a second bolster insert at a second side of the seat opposite the first side,
a first cable interlaced through first openings formed through the first bolster insert and first openings formed through the mat;
a second cable interlaced through second openings formed through the second bolster insert and second openings formed through the mat; and
a shaft coupled to the at least one bolster insert and driveable by the drive motor such that in the first position the first and second cables have a level of slack and such that in the second position the first and second cables are pulled tight,
wherein the first openings in the first bolster insert are aligned with one another at an edge of the first bolster insert that is closest to the mat,
wherein the first openings in the mat are aligned with one another at an edge of the mat that is closest to the first bolster insert,
wherein the second openings in the second bolster insert are aligned with one another at an edge of the second bolster insert that is closest to the mat, and
wherein the second openings in the mat are aligned with one another at an edge of the mat that is closest to the second bolster insert.

US Pat. No. 10,457,180

METHOD FOR MONITORING THE PRESSURE IN A DEVICE FOR PNEUMATICALLY ADJUSTING A SEAT IN A TRANSPORTATION MEANS

Conti Temic microelectron...

1. A method for monitoring the pressure in a device for the pneumatic adjustment of a seat in a transportation means, wherein the device comprises a plurality of cushions configured to be filled with air and coupled via respective valves to a common preliminary pressure volume, wherein a pressure sensor is provided for measuring the pressure in the preliminary pressure volume and the preliminary pressure volume is coupled to a compressor for supplying compressed air without a non-return valve being connected therebetween, the method comprising the following steps:a) setting a predefined pressure in the preliminary pressure volume using at least one of the operation of the compressor and air discharge from the preliminary pressure volume via at least one leak, with the valve closed between the respective cushion and the preliminary pressure volume, wherein first, the compressor is operated to set a pressure in the preliminary pressure volume above the predefined pressure, and subsequently, with the compressor switched off, the predefined pressure is set by air discharge via the at least one leak and wherein size of the leak is not able to be controlled, wherein the predefined pressure deviates from a target pressure in the respective cushion by at most at least one of 10% of the target pressure and 50 hPa;
b) after setting of the predefined pressure, opening the valve between the respective cushion and the preliminary pressure volume and measuring the pressure in the preliminary pressure volume via the pressure sensor;
c) if the measured pressure deviates from the target pressure, setting the measured pressure to the target pressure by at least one of the operation of the compressor and air discharge from the preliminary pressure volume via the at least one leak.

US Pat. No. 10,457,130

LOCK BODY ASSEMBLY, POWER BATTERY, LOCK-UP MECHANISM AND METHOD OF USE THEREOF, AND VEHICLE

NIO NEXTEV LIMITED, Hong...

1. A lock assembly for a battery lock-up mechanism, wherein the battery lock-up mechanism further comprises a fixing assembly for connecting to a new energy vehicle, the lock assembly comprising:a hollow casing which is opened at a bottom end and has a first through hole at a top end;
a stop end plate formed with a second through-hole at the center of the stop end plate and formed with a groove in an indexed arrangement that passes through the second through-hole, the stop end plate and the casing engaging with each other to define an accommodation space; and
a hollow central pull shaft having a columnar portion, a lug portion, and a flange portion between the columnar portion and the lug portion, the columnar portion having a closed top end that passes through the second through hole of the stop end plate and the first through hole of the casing, the closed top end having a first connection structure for engaging with a second connection structure on the fixing assembly for restricting a relative axial movement of the fixing assembly and the lock assembly, the columnar portion being formed with a radially penetrating notch at a position adjacent to the flange portion, and the flange portion having a diameter larger than a diameter of the columnar portion and a diameter of the lug portion, and also larger than a diameter of the second through hole;
the lock assembly further comprises a return spring, a push rod and a locking pin, wherein:
the return spring is positioned in the hollow central pull shaft, one end of the push rod has a radially penetrating third through hole and extends into the hollow central pull shaft, another end of the push rod extends out of the hollow central pull shaft from the lug portion of the hollow central pull shaft, the return spring urges the push rod, and the locking pin passes through the radially penetrating notch of the columnar portion of the hollow central pull shaft and the radially penetrating third through hole of the push rod in the accommodation space.

US Pat. No. 10,457,123

EXTRUDED REINFORCEMENT BEAM HAVING PROGRAMMED DEFORMATION

PSA AUTOMOBILES SA, Pois...

1. A method for producing a reinforcement beam for a vehicle comprising at least one weak zone arranged in such a way that the bending resistance of the beam is less in said weak zone than in the rest of the beam,wherein the method comprises, in order:
a step of extruding a profile part,
a step of cutting the profile part so as to obtain at least one profile segment, and
a step of locally modifying the cross-sectional geometry of the segment of the profile part by locally pressing against a side surface of the segment such that at least one cross-sectional dimension of the segment at the site of the local modification is shortened relative to a corresponding cross-sectional dimension of the segment adjacent the site of local modification, whereby the step of locally modifying the cross-sectional geometry of the segment creates the at least one weak zone in said segment.

US Pat. No. 10,457,010

CORRUGATING ROLL

BHS Corrugated Maschinen-...

1. A corrugating roll for producing a corrugated web, having a fluting, from a material web, the corrugating roll comprising:a corrugating roll body;
a central longitudinal axis;
a peripheral direction about the central longitudinal axis; and
a surface fluting comprising at least one first corrugating tooth and at least one second corrugating tooth, the at least one first corrugating tooth being arranged peripherally on the corrugating roll body, the at least one second corrugating tooth being arranged peripherally on the corrugating roll body and the at least one second corrugating tooth differing from the at least one first corrugating tooth for reducing corrugating roll operation-related vibrations, the at least one first corrugating tooth having a first crest curvature and the at least one second corrugating tooth having a second crest curvature, wherein the first crest curvature and the second crest curvature, at least regionally, are different, wherein the at least one first corrugating tooth has a first radial tooth height measured from the corrugating roll body and the at least one second corrugating tooth has a second radial tooth height measured from the corrugating roll body, wherein there is a respective radial height difference between the first radial tooth height and the second radial tooth height.

US Pat. No. 10,456,898

DAMPING DEVICE FOR A PERCUSSION DEVICE, PERCUSSION DEVICE AND ROCK DRILLING MACHINE

Epiroc Rock Drills Aktieb...

1. Damping device for a percussion device of a hydraulic rock drilling machine (1) with a striking direction (R), including a damping piston (5) for action in an axial direction against a tool to be driven by the percussion device, wherein the damping piston (5) exhibits a first piston portion (6), which is received in a first damping chamber (7) and a second piston portion (8), which is received in a second damping chamber (9), said first and second damping chambers being defined adjacent to each other,wherein:
in operation, in a normal striking position for said percussion device, the damping piston (5) is set against a fixed stop (19, 22) against movements in the striking direction,
a damping slot (10) is established between the first (7) and the second (9) damping chamber in all axial positions of the damping piston, said damping slot arranged to provide direct fluid communication between the adjacent first and second damping chambers, and
the first damping chamber (7) is pressurized with a hydraulic pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,456,828

METHOD FOR PRODUCING FORGED CRANKSHAFT

NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION,...

1. A method for producing a forged crankshaft including journals serving as a center of rotation, pins decentered from the journals, crank arms connecting the journals and the pins, and counterweights integrated with some or all of the crank arms, the method comprising:a first preforming step of decreasing sectional areas of portions of a billet to be formed into the pins and cross-sectional areas of portions of the billet to be formed into the journals, thereby forming flat portions;
a second preforming step of pressing an initial blank obtained by the first preforming step by a first pair of dies with a width direction of the flat portions set as a pressing direction to obtain an intermediate blank, in which portions to be formed into the crank arms incorporating the counterweights are thicker than a finished size, and portions to be formed into the counterweights integrated with the crank arms are thicker than a finished size;
a final preforming step of pressing the portions of the intermediate blank to be formed into the crank arms incorporating the counterweights and the portions of the intermediate blank to be formed into the counterweights integrated with the crank arms from an axial direction of the intermediate blank and pressing the intermediate blank from a direction perpendicular to the axial direction of the intermediate blank to form the intermediate blank into a crankshaft shape, wherein:
the first pair of dies includes web processing portions to come into contact with the portions to be formed into the crank arms incorporating the counterweights and the portions to be formed into the counterweights integrated with the crank arms, pin processing portions to come into contact with the portions to be formed into the pins, and journal processing portions to come into contact with the portions to be formed into the journals;
each of the web processing portions provided in one of the first pair of dies includes an arm processing part to come into contact with a portion to be formed into the crank arm and a weight processing part to come into contact with a portion to be formed into the counterweight;
the arm processing part and the weight processing part form a recessed portion, where the arm processing part is located in a bottom side of the recessed portion and the weight processing part is located in an open side of the recessed portion;
a width of an open side of the weight processing part becomes greater with increasing distance from the bottom of the recessed portion;
in the second preforming step, the pin processing portions and the journal processing portions press the flat portions; and
while the flat portions are pressed, the portions to be formed into the crank arms incorporating the counterweights and the portions to be formed into the counterweights integrated with the crank arms are pushed into the bottom sides of the web processing portions and are deformed.

US Pat. No. 10,456,801

MATERIAL SPRAYER HAVING SLIDING PUMP MOUNTING

Graco Minnesota Inc., Mi...

1. A material sprayer comprising:a frame;
a hopper mounted to the frame;
a reciprocating drive mechanism mounted to the frame;
a pump assembly with a pump fluidly attached to the hopper and attached to the reciprocating drive mechanism, wherein the pump comprises:
a pump axis that is oriented at an angle of 15 to 65 degrees relative to a vertical direction of gravity;
a piston connected to the reciprocating drive mechanism such that the piston is coaxial with the pump axis and is driven by the reciprocating drive mechanism to reciprocate along the pump axis; and
an elbow fluidly connecting the pump to the hopper, wherein the elbow is a bent tube configured to transport a fluid therethrough, the elbow comprising:
a first end fluidly connected to a port of the hopper;
a second end attached to the pump on an end of the pump opposite from the reciprocating drive mechanism; and
a bend portion extending between the first and second ends of the elbow.

US Pat. No. 10,456,800

CONFIGURABLE COMPUTING ARRAY COMPRISING CONFIGURABLE COMPUTING ELEMENTS

HangZhou HaiCun Informati...

1. A configurable computing array, comprising:at least an array of configurable logic elements including a configurable logic element for selectively realizing a logic function from a logic library; and
at least an array of configurable computing elements including first and second configurable computing elements, wherein said first configurable computing element comprises at least a first memory for storing at least a first portion of a first look-up table (LUT) for a first math function; and, said second configurable computing element comprises at least a second memory for storing at least a second portion of a second LUT for a second math function;
whereby said configurable computing array realizes a third math function by programming said configurable logic elements and said configurable computing elements, wherein said third math function is a combination of at least said first and second math functions;
wherein each of said first and second math functions includes more operations than arithmetic operations included in said logic library.

US Pat. No. 10,456,745

METHODS FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF A SORBENT COMPOSITION HAVING A CATALYST COMPONENT

ADA Carbon Solutions, LLC...

1. A method for the manufacture of a sorbent composition comprising the step of:dispersing an ancillary catalyst component with a powdered activated carbon sorbent, the powered activated carbon sorbent having a surface area of at least about 350 m2/g, a pore volume of at least about 0.20 cc/g, and a median particle size of not greater than about 30 ?m,
wherein the ancillary catalyst component comprises a metal salt having a metal and an anion, where the metal is selected from the group consisting of Fe, Cu, Mn, Zn, and the anion is selected from the group of a chloride, a sulfate, a carbonate, and a nitrate.

US Pat. No. 10,456,709

DISPERSION FLOW DEVICE FOR EXTRACTION VESSEL AND METHODS OF USE

GREEN MILL SUPERCRITICAL,...

6. An extraction system comprising:an extraction vessel comprising a vessel body, an extraction solvent inlet, a material inlet, and an outlet;
a collection vessel operably connected to the outlet;
a dispersion device disposed proximate the extraction solvent inlet and comprising a first surface and a second surface;
a plurality of openings formed in the dispersion device and extending from the first surface to the second surface, whereby the plurality of openings are adapted for the flow of an extraction solvent therethrough; and
a rotational shaft disposed within the extraction vessel, the rotational shaft comprising:
a vertical axis;
a dispersion arm that is attached to and rotated by the shaft; and
a driving motor for rotating the rotational shaft, wherein the dispersion arm comprises the dispersion device.

US Pat. No. 10,456,657

METHOD AND ELECTRIC DEVICE FOR IDENTIFYING GOLF SWINGS AND TRACKING STATISTICS DURING A GOLF ROUND

COLLATERAL OPPORTUNITIES,...

1. A computer implemented method performed by an application program running on an electronic device of a golfer for identifying when the golfer takes a real golf swing as opposed to a practice golf swing during a game of golf, said method comprising the steps:(a) prior to starting a game of golf, receiving by a processor disposed within an electronic device on the person of the golfer and running an application program, digital data representing a plurality of calibrated golf swings performed by the golfer that were obtained from a gyroscope sensor and accelerometer sensor within the electronic device while the golfer performs the calibrated golf swings;
(b) receiving electronic approval of the calibrated golf swings from the golfer by the application program;
(c) only after receiving approval from the golfer, electronically storing the digital data in an electronic file or database disposed within the electronic database an in electrical communication with the gyroscope sensor, accelerometer sensor and the processor;
(d) receiving digital data from the gyroscope sensor and the accelerometer sensor when the golfer takes a golf swing during a game of golf;
(e) processing the digital data received in step (d) by the application program;
(f) electronically comparing, by the application program, the digital data received in step (d) against the previously stored digital data representing the plurality of calibrated golf swings by the golfer;
(g) counting the golf swing as a real golf swing during a current game of golf by the application program where the received digital data from step (d) matches or is within a predetermined threshold or percentage of one of the calibrated golf swings contained in the previously stored digital data; and
(h) receiving GPS information by the application program from a global positioning system unit and determining a current location for the golfer when the golf swing is counted as a real golf swing in step (g).

US Pat. No. 10,456,563

STEERABLE, CONFORMABLE, DRUG ELUTING BALLOON CATHETER

TransMed7, LLC, Portola ...

1. A device, comprising:a bendable central catheter stem;
a plurality of balloon elements disposed radially around the bendable central catheter stem, each balloon element of the plurality of balloon elements comprising a plurality of spaced-apart interstitial constrictions, the plurality of spaced-apart interstitial constrictions of each of the plurality of balloon elements defining a plurality of balloon segments that are immediately adjacent to one another and that extend from near a distal tip of the bendable central catheter stem to a distance proximal to the distal tip; and
a plurality of inflation channels disposed within the bendable central catheter stem, each of the plurality of inflation channels being configured to individually inflate a respective one of the plurality of balloon segments of each of the plurality of balloon elements radially disposed around the bendable central catheter stem,
wherein each balloon segment of the plurality of balloon segments of each balloon element of the plurality of balloon elements disposed radially around the central catheter stem is selectably and individually inflatable by selective application and withdrawal of hydraulic pressure to cause each to exert a deformation force and cause the central catheter stem to selectively bend and conform to a shape of a vascular wall, and wherein at least a portion of the plurality of spaced-apart interstitial constrictions are further away from the bendable central catheter stem when the plurality of balloon segments are inflated than when the plurality of balloon segments are uninflated.

US Pat. No. 10,456,302

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR APPLICATION OF NESTED ZERO WASTE EAR TO TRAVELING WEB

Curt G. Joa, Inc., Shebo...

1. A method of creating a disposable product, the method comprising:providing an extension panel web;
coupling tapes to a first edge and a second edge of said extension panel web;
folding said tapes over said first and second edges of said extension panel web;
bonding said extension panel web to a stretch laminate web at a first portion of said stretch laminate web and a second portion of said stretch laminate web to form a combination web;
slitting and spreading said combination web in a machine direction into first and second combination webs;
slitting said first and second combination webs in a cross-machine direction into first and second discrete combination web portions;
providing a side panel web having a top edge and a bottom edge;
intermittently coupling said first discrete combination web portion to said top edge of said side panel web;
intermittently coupling said second discrete combination web portion to said bottom edge of said side panel web;
folding said first and said second discrete combination web portions over said top and bottom edges of side panel web;
slitting and spreading said side panel web into a top side panel portion and a bottom side panel portion;
removing a portion of said side panel web from said top side panel portion between said discrete combination web portions;
removing a portion of said side panel web from said bottom side panel portion between said discrete combination web portions;
subsequently providing a chassis assembly having a top side portion and a bottom side portion;
intermittently coupling said top side panel portion to said top side of said chassis assembly;
intermittently coupling said bottom side panel portion to said bottom side portion of said chassis assembly; and
cutting said chassis assembly and said side panel portions in the cross-machine direction adjacently to said discrete combination web portions to create a single product.

US Pat. No. 10,456,296

PATIENT INTERFACE FOR OPHTHALMOLOGIC DIAGNOSTIC AND INTERVENTIONAL PROCEDURES

OPTIMEDICA CORPORATION, ...

1. A method for intercoupling an ophthalmologic interventional system to an eye of a patient via a patient interface system, the patient interface system comprising a top portion and a bottom portion, the bottom portion having a hollow reservoir housing defining an interior volume and having proximal and distal ends, the top portion having proximal and distal ends and an optical element, the optical element occupying a portion of the interior volume defined by the hollow reservoir, the method comprising:a. removably and sealably coupling the distal end of the bottom portion to the eye of the patient;
b. mechanically interfacing the proximal end of the top portion with the interventional system;
c. coupling the top portion with the bottom portion while keeping an open access between the top portion and the bottom portion to provide access to the interior volume for transporting liquids or gases in or out of the interior volume;
d. forming a liquid layer within the interior volume above the eye; and
e. applying one or more loads to the liquid layer, such that the liquid layer is positioned within the interior volume and is located between the optical element and the eye.

US Pat. No. 10,456,240

PATIENT INTERFACE FOR LIGHT ADJUSTABLE INTRAOCULAR LENS IRRADIATION SYSTEM

RxSight, Inc., Aliso Vie...

1. A light adjustable lens irradiation system for post-operatively adjusting optical characteristics of a light adjustable intraocular lens (IOL) in a human eye, the light adjustable lens irradiation system comprising:an irradiation light source, for generating an ultraviolet (UV) light beam;
an optical system, for directing the UV light beam towards a light adjustable intraocular lens, implanted into an eye of a patient; and
a patient interface, coupled to the optical system, for stabilizing the eye relative to the optical system to achieve an alignment of the light adjustable intraocular lens and the UV light beam,
wherein the patient interface is sized and configured to directly couple to the eye of the patient,
wherein the optical system includes an objective, and the patient interface and the objective are spatially separated,
wherein the objective is laterally adjustable relative to the patient interface,
wherein the optical system directs the UV light beam to irradiate a central portion of the intraocular lens, and wherein the optical system modulates the UV light beam to attain a radial intensity profile,
wherein the light adjustable intraocular lens is fabricated from photo-polymerizable macromers, interspersed with a photoinitiator,
wherein the radial intensity profile of the irradiating UV light induces polymerization of the photo-polymerizable macromers with a corresponding radial profile, and wherein polymerizing with a radial profile changes the shape of the light adjustable intraocular lens, and therefore changes the optical characteristics of the light adjustable intraocular lens.

US Pat. No. 10,456,228

METHOD OF DIAGNOSING OPTICAL INHOMOGENEITY OF A VOLUME SCATTERING OBJECT AND A DENTAL TOOL

DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc., Yo...

1. A dental tool comprising:a substrate comprising a transparent flexible film or metallic foil; and
a coating applied on the substrate, the coating comprising upconversion phosphors.

US Pat. No. 10,456,185

METHODS AND DEVICES TO TREAT NASAL AIRWAYS

AERIN MEDICAL, INC., Sun...

1. A method for treating a nasal airway in a patient, without forming an incision or leaving behind an implant, the method comprising:advancing a treatment element of a nasal airway treatment device through a nostril of the patient to a nasal valve area of the nasal airway, wherein the treatment element comprises:
a balloon; and
at least one radiofrequency electrode coupled with the balloon;
inflating the balloon to contact nasal mucosa of the nasal airway with the balloon and expand the nasal valve area, without forming an incision;
delivering radiofrequency energy with the at least one radiofrequency electrode to an underlying tissue beneath the nasal mucosa in the nasal valve area, to heat the underlying tissue while maintaining the balloon in an inflated configuration;
deflating the balloon; and
removing the nasal airway treatment device from the nasal airway, without leaving any implant behind in the nasal airway,
wherein expanding the nasal valve area and heating the underlying tissue changes a property of the underlying tissue and causes a diameter of the nasal airway in the nasal valve area to remain at least partially expanded after removal of the nasal airway treatment device and healing of the underlying tissue.

US Pat. No. 10,456,096

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING TWO DIGITAL PANORAMIC LAYER IMAGES

DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc., Yo...

1. Method for providing a first and a second digital panoramic layer image, the method comprising;detecting and storing multiple projections of the first and second panoramic layer images with at least one digital detector during at least one partial revolution of a recording unit around an object to be recorded,producing the first and second panoramic layer images from the multiple projections in accordance with a computation rule;
forming a panoramic layer for the first and/or second panoramic layer images; and
minimizing differences between the first and second panoramic layer images by:
varying at least one parameter of the computation rule through repeatedly modifying and correcting a position and/or shape of the panoramic layer of the first and/or second panoramic layer images in order to produce new first and/or second panoramic layer images, until a predetermined termination criteria is achieved.
US Pat. No. 10,457,657

PROCESSES FOR PREPARING 2,5-FURANDICARBOXYLIC ACID AND ESTERS THEREOF

DUPONT INDUSTRIAL BIOSCIE...

1. A process, comprising:i) oxidizing a feedstock comprising hydroxymethyl furfural and humins in a solvent to produce a mixture comprising crude humins-containing 2,5-furan dicarboxylic acid; and
ii) filtering the mixture under a high temperature of from 50° C. to 275° C. to obtain a filtrate comprising 2,5-furan dicarboxylic acid having a content of 100 ppm or less of humins, wherein the 2,5-furan dicarboxylic acid is soluble in the solvent during the filtering.
US Pat. No. 10,457,791

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A SELF-ADHESIVE

TESA SE, Nordersedt (DE)...

1. A method for producing a self-adhesive, comprising:foaming a mass system comprising unexpanded microballoons at a first temperature, thereby forming a foamed mass system;
mixing crosslinker substances into the foamed mass system at a second temperature, which is lower than the first temperature, thereby forming a blended mass system; and
shaping the blended mass system to form a layer, thereby forming a self-adhesive,wherein the crosslinker substances are crosslinker substances for thermal crosslinking of the foamed mass system.

US Pat. No. 10,462,933

MODULAR FAN ASSEMBLY

Seagate Technology LLC, ...

1. An apparatus comprising:a frame having a first side opposite a second side;
a first fan positioned proximal the first side;
a second fan positioned proximal the second side; and
a diverter positioned between the first and second sides, the first and second fans fluidically connected via first and second airflow pathways, the first airflow pathway passing from the first fan to outside the frame through a first aperture of the frame to the second fan through a second aperture of the frame, the second airflow pathway continuously extending within the frame from the first fan to the second fan.

US Pat. No. 10,462,920

POLYMER FIBER COMPOSITE

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A composite, comprising:a core layer comprising a thermoplastic polymer and having a first side and a second side opposite to the first side, wherein the core layer does not include reinforcing fibers;
a first set of two layers disposed over at least a portion of the core layer respectively on the first side and the second side, each layer of the first set comprising carbon fibers aligned in a first direction in a plane;
a second set of two layers disposed over at least a portion of the first set of two layers respectively on the first side and the second side, each layer of the second set comprising carbon fibers aligned in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction in the plane; and
a third set of two layers disposed between the layers of the first set and the second set, respectively, on the first side and the second side, each layer of the third set comprising carbon fibers aligned in the first direction,
wherein the composite in the plane has a length and a width, wherein the length is larger than the width and the length is parallel to the second direction, wherein the first direction is parallel to the width of the composite, wherein the composite has a thickness of less than or equal to 2.5 millimeters and has a flexural modulus of greater than or equal to 40 GPa.

US Pat. No. 10,462,904

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT MOUNTING PACKAGE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

1. An electronic component mounting package, comprising:a housing including
a body portion comprising an upper surface disposed with an concave portion, a lower surface disposed with a notched portion, and a through hole extending from a bottom surface of the concave portion to a bottom surface of the notched portion, and
a projecting ridge portion located on the bottom surface of the notched portion;
a terminal comprising an upper end projecting through the through hole into an interior of the concave portion and a lower end projecting into an interior of the notched portion; and
a flexible substrate extending from the interior of the notched portion to an exterior of the notched portion, the flexible substrate being joined to the terminal, the flexible substrate abutting on the projecting ridge portion to be bent.

US Pat. No. 10,462,899

CERAMIC SUBSTRATE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A ceramic substrate, comprising:a silicon nitride crystal phase containing a plurality of silicon nitride crystals, and grain boundaries between the silicon nitride crystals; and
a silicate phase containing magnesium silicate crystals and rare earth silicate crystals, respective maximum particle sizes of the magnesium silicate crystals and the rare earth silicate crystals being smaller than that of the silicon nitride crystals, the silicate phase being positioned in the grain boundaries,
wherein the rare earth silicate crystals contain at least one of erbium silicate crystals and yttrium silicate crystals and the at least one of erbium silicate crystals and yttrium silicate crystals have minimum particle sizes that are smaller than that of the magnesium silicate crystals.

US Pat. No. 10,462,858

VEHICLE LAMP

KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., ...

1. A vehicle lamp, comprising:a planar light-emitting structure having a first substrate on which an organic electroluminescent emission element is formed, a single linear anode feeder element and a single linear cathode feeder element electrically connected to the organic electroluminescent emission element being provided on a back surface along an outer periphery thereof; and
a second substrate connected to the planar light-emitting structure such as to be in contact with the anode feeder element and the cathode feeder element; wherein
the anode feeder element is longer than the cathode feeder element as gauged along the outer periphery of the planar light-emitting structure,
the second substrate is provided with an extended shape that extends along an outer periphery of the light-emitting structure, and
the extended shape is configured to be in contact with one of terminal portions of the anode feeder element, one of terminal portions of the cathode feeder element, the other terminal portion of the cathode feeder element, and the other terminal portion of the anode feeder element in the stated order from one end of the extended shape to the other.

US Pat. No. 10,462,846

MULTI-SERVICE PROVIDER WIRELESS ACCESS POINT

CenturyLink Intellectual ...

1. A method of providing wireless service for multiple service providers from a single access point, the method comprising:providing a multi-service provider wireless access point having one or more radios to communicate with wireless devices and an uplink interface to provide an uplink connection to a plurality of wireless service providers;
establishing, for each of the plurality of wireless service providers, a dedicated management platform for each wireless service provider to manage wireless service provided by that wireless service provider;
providing a plurality of dedicated communication links, each of the plurality of dedicated communication links providing secure communication between the uplink interface and one of the wireless service providers;
receiving, via a first dedicated communication link, configuration data from the one of the wireless service providers;
configuring one or more radios assigned to the one of the wireless service providers based on the received configuration data; and
establishing one or more virtual private networks (“VPNs”) via the one or more configured radios assigned to the one of the wireless service providers.

US Pat. No. 10,462,819

MULTI-CARRIER LISTEN BEFORE TALK

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus of an evolved node B (eNB) for multi-carrier operation for license-assisted access (LAA) communications between the eNB and a user equipment (UE), the apparatus comprising:an interface to access a primary channel, the interface circuitry further configured to access a plurality of secondary channels on which LAA transmissions are performed, at least one channel of the plurality of secondary channels configured for long term evolution (LTE) communications; and
circuitry coupled to the interface and configured to:
select a first secondary channel of the plurality of secondary channels;
perform a first channel access procedure for the first secondary channel;
initiate transmission on the first secondary channel in response to the first channel access procedure detecting that the first secondary channel is idle in accordance with the first channel access procedure;
perform a second channel access procedure for a second secondary channel of the plurality of secondary channels, wherein the second channel access procedure is different than the first channel access procedure, and wherein the second channel access procedure occurs prior to the transmission on the first secondary channel; and
initiate transmission on the second channel in response to the second channel access procedure detecting that the second secondary channel is idle in accordance with the second channel access procedure,
wherein the first and second channel access procedures are contention based and the circuitry is configured to maintain a common contention window for all the secondary channels of the plurality of secondary channels,
wherein the primary channel and the secondary channels comprise component carriers, and
wherein the interface is configured to communicate over the primary channel within scheduled subframes without performing a clear channel access procedure.

US Pat. No. 10,462,818

METHOD OF TRANSMITTING DATA BETWEEN NETWORK DEVICES OVER A NON-DETERMINISTIC NETWORK

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method of transmitting data between network devices over a non-deterministic network with a multiple channel access method, wherein the non-deterministic network comprises a plurality of network devices, comprising the steps of:synchronising clocks of individual network devices of the plurality of network devices with each other,
dividing time available for transmitting the data into timeslots,
designating respective pairs of consecutive timeslots to the individual network devices of the plurality of network devices, wherein an individual network device transfers data only during the respective pairs of timeslots designated to it, and
evaluating, whether a network device of the plurality of network devices shall retransmit data, which it has already transmitted during a first timeslot of a pair of timeslots, within the second timeslot of the pair of timeslots,
wherein a first clock of a first network device of the plurality of network devices shall be synchronised with a second clock of a second network device of the plurality of network devices,
wherein the first clock of the first network device and the second clock of the second network device differ by an offset and the offset changes over time due to a drift,
wherein synchronising the first clock of the first network device with the second clock of the second network device comprises the steps of:
determining the drift between the first clock of the first network device and the second clock of the second network device in a first step,
compensating for the determined drift between the first clock of the first network device and the second clock of the second network device in a second step, and
determining and compensating for the offset between the first clock of the first network device and the second clock of the second network device in a third step.

US Pat. No. 10,462,786

RESOURCE CONFIGURATION METHOD AND NETWORK DEVICE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A resource configuration method in a time division duplex mode, the method comprising:obtaining, by a network device, subframe information of each of multiple cells, wherein the subframe information of each of the multiple cells comprises subframe configuration information and flexible subframe resource requirement information of each cell, the subframe configuration information of each cell comprises a configuration for each flexible subframe of N flexible subframes in each cell as an uplink subframe or a downlink subframe, the flexible subframe resource requirement information of each cell comprises at least one of the following: a quantity of flexible subframes that are configured as uplink subframes and that are required by each cell, or a quantity of flexible subframes that are configured as downlink subframes and that are required by each cell, and N is a positive integer;
determining, by the network device, a flexible subframe resource configuration of each of the multiple cells according to the subframe information of each of the multiple cells, comprising:
determining a first-type priority of each of the N flexible subframes according to the subframe information of each of the multiple cells, wherein a first quantity of cells in which an ith flexible subframe is configured as a first-type flexible subframe in the multiple cells indicates a higher first-type priority of the ith flexible subframe than a second quantity of cells in which an ith flexible subframe is configured as a first-type flexible subframe in the multiple cells when the first quantity is larger than the second quantity, the first-type flexible subframe is a flexible subframe that is configured as an uplink subframe or a flexible subframe that is configured as a downlink subframe, 1?i?N, and i is an integer; and
wherein the flexible subframe resource configuration of each cell comprises that each cell uses one or more of the N flexible subframes to perform data transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,462,764

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IDENTIFYING PSEUDO BASE-STATION, AND TERMINAL

Guangdong Oppo Mobile Tel...

1. A method for identifying a pseudo base-station, being applicable to a terminal, the method comprising:redirecting the terminal to a target cell supporting circuit domain business when a first call request is received in a first serving cell not supporting the circuit domain business;
sending a location area update request to a base-station where the target cell is located, when a plurality of location area identities (LAIs) stored do not comprise a LAI of the target cell, wherein the plurality of LAIs are received from a base-station where the first serving cell is located;
identifying the base-station where the target cell is located as a pseudo base-station, when no message corresponding to the location area update request is received from the base-station where the target cell is located during a first preset time length, and an interval at which the terminal conducts a location area update as indicated by the base-station where the target cell is located is longer than a second preset time length or shorter than a third preset time length, wherein the second preset time length is longer than the third preset time length;
storing frequency point information of the first serving cell and frequency point information of the target cell correspondingly, wherein the frequency point information of the first serving cell and the frequency point information of the target cell stored correspondingly are used to avoid the terminal redirecting to the target cell of which the frequency point information is stored; and
redirecting the terminal to a cell that supporting the circuit domain business other than the target cell of which the frequency point information is stored based on the frequency point information of the first serving cell and the frequency point information of the target cell which are stored correspondingly, when a second call request is received in a second serving cell not supporting the circuit domain business.

US Pat. No. 10,462,689

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MONITORING A NETWORK OF MOVING THINGS

Veniam, Inc., Mountain V...

1. A network probe comprising:a housing;
a port plug configured to connect to a port of a vehicle communication network mobile access point (MAP); and
at least one module comprising a processor and memory in the housing,wherein the at least one module is operable to, at least:monitor operation of a monitored MAP to which the port plug is connected;
prepare one or more reports regarding the monitored MAP operation;
determine a manner in which to communicate the one or more reports to a destination by, at least in part:
operating to determine, based at least in part on the monitored MAP operation, whether to communicate the one or more reports in a real-time manner or in a delay-tolerant manner; and
communicate the one or more reports to the destination in the determined manner, wherein:
the at least one module is operable to determine the manner in which to communicate the one or more reports to the destination by, at least in part:
operating to determine, based at least in part on the monitored MAP operation, a respective communication network through which each of the one or more reports is to be communicated; and
the at least one module is operable to determine the respective communication network through which each of the one or more reports is to be communicated by, at least in part, selecting a first communication network if the monitored MAP operation corresponds to a failed test, and selecting a second communication network different from the first communication network if the monitored MAP operation corresponds to a passed test.

US Pat. No. 10,462,680

COMMUNICATION METHOD AND SYSTEM IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM USING BEAMFORMING SCHEME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A communication method of a transmitter in a wireless communication system supporting beamforming-based radio communication, the method comprising:transmitting a plurality of transmission beams, wherein each transmission beam includes a reference signal and a transmission beam identifier for identifying each transmission beam;
receiving beam information from a receiver, the beam information including at least one transmission beam identifier for data communication and error detection information;
checking the error detection information;
selecting, when the beam information includes two or more beam identifiers, an identifier among the two or more beam identifiers;
transmitting, to the receiver, an acknowledgement signal depending on the checked error detection information and the selected identifier through a transmission beam corresponding to the selected identifier; and
communicating, when no error is detected based on the checked error detection information, data with the transmission beam.

US Pat. No. 10,462,674

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR SPECTRUM COORDINATION

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A method of spectrum coordination comprising:a spectrum coordinator receiving a spectrum request from a cognitive radio system (CRS) that the spectrum coordinator supports, the spectrum request including a minimum protection requirement for the CRS and network device location information, the minimum protection requirement including a required availability time;
the spectrum coordinator determining protection criteria for the CRS based on the minimum protection requirement received from the CRS; and
the spectrum coordinator sending the protection criteria for the CRS and the network device location information to a geo-location database (GLDB) for use in assigning shared spectrum to other CRSs that the spectrum coordinator does not support, wherein the protection criteria are for use by the GLDB, along with protection criteria for incumbent users of the shared spectrum, to allocate spectrum for requests by other CRSs that obtain spectrum directly from the GLDB in a manner that protects the CRSs supported by the spectrum coordinator from interference.

US Pat. No. 10,462,627

SERVICE PLAN DESIGN, USER INTERFACES, APPLICATION PROGRAMMING INTERFACES, AND DEVICE MANAGEMENT

HEADWATER RESEARCH LLC, ...

1. A method of operating a network system, the method comprising:maintaining, in a service management system comprising a network-based service controller, information for a secure device group comprising a primary mobile device and a secondary mobile device;
supplying first credentials over a first secure communication link between the service controller and a primary service processor executing on the primary mobile device, the first credentials establishing the primary mobile device as presently operating as a master device of the device group;
communicating from the primary mobile device to the service controller, over the first secure communication link, instructions for one or more application permission controls to be enforced on the secondary mobile device;
supplying second credentials over a second secure communication link between the service controller and a secondary service processor executing on the secondary mobile device, the second credentials establishing the secondary mobile device as presently operating as a non-master device of the device group;
communicating from the service controller to the secondary mobile device, over the second secure communication link, instructions for the one or more application permission controls; and
applying the application permission controls on the secondary mobile device to use and/or attempted use of one or more particular applications on the secondary mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,462,503

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING SERVICES INFORMATION IN DIFFERENT TYPES OF BROADCASTING NETWORKS AND UNIT FOR PROCESSING SAID INFORMATION

Nagravision S.A., Chesea...

1. A method for transmitting services information in a broadcast network by at least one managing center towards a plurality of processing devices connected to a first network of a first type and to a second network of a second type, both networks broadcasting digital data streams including content data of services and additional information data on said services structured in tables adapted to a transmission protocol specific to each type of network, the method comprising:exploring the first and second network and extracting services information from the digital data streams broadcasted by the first network and the second network,
inserting services information extracted from the digital data streams of the second network into an information table transmitted by the first network in order to obtain a modified information table, said information table being situated at a highest level in a hierarchy of services information tables of the first network, a location of said information table being identified in another of the services information tables of the first network, said services information including at least one descriptor comprising an identifier of a service broadcasted by the second network and an address corresponding to said service,
transmitting the modified information table in the digital data streams broadcasted by the first network towards the processing devices, said modified information table contributing to reduce analysis and processing tasks executed by the processing devices during determination of the service of the second network corresponding to a currently received service of the first network.

US Pat. No. 10,462,483

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR VIDEO CODING

TENCENT AMERICA LLC, Pal...

1. A method for video decoding, comprising:decoding prediction information of a current block from a coded video bitstream, the prediction information being indicative of an intra block copy mode;
setting a first portion of a resolution syntax element for at least a block vector in the intra block copy mode according to a code that is specified for the intra block copy mode the resolution syntax element and another resolution syntax element for at least a motion vector in an inter picture merge mode corresponding to a same semantic definition;
decoding a second portion of the resolution syntax element from the coded video bitstream;
determining the block vector according to a resolution indicated by the resolution syntax element that includes at least a combination of the first portion and the second portion; and
reconstructing at least one sample of the current block according the block vector.

US Pat. No. 10,462,481

VIDEO ENCODER AND MOTION ESTIMATION APPARATUS THEREFOR WITH RATE-CONSTRAINED SEARCH ORDERING OF CANDIDATE BLOCKS

ECOLE DE TECHNOLOGIE SUPE...

1. A video encoder for encoding a video frame, the video encoder comprising:a motion estimation apparatus for determining motion vectors for the video frame, the motion estimation apparatus comprising computer readable instructions stored thereon for execution by a processor, forming:
(i) a module for determining vector encoding costs for respective motion vectors corresponding to candidate blocks in a video frame; and
(ii) a module for assigning an order for evaluating a rate-constrained cost of each candidate block based on the determined vector encoding costs.

US Pat. No. 10,462,475

METHODS OF PALETTE BASED PREDICTION FOR NON-444 COLOR FORMAT IN VIDEO AND IMAGE CODING

HFI INNOVATION INC., Zhu...

1. A method of video coding using a palette coding mode for color video in a non-444 color format, wherein the color video consists of one first-color component and one or more second-color components, the method comprising:receiving input data comprising color video in the non-444 color format, the input data being associated with a current block in a current picture, wherein the current block consists of one first-color block corresponding to said one first-color component and one or more second-color blocks corresponding to said one or more second-color components, and wherein second-color samples of each second-color block have reduced spatial resolution compared to first-color samples of the first-color block;
converting the second-color samples of each second-color block into converted second-color samples of each second-color block having full spatial resolution the same as the first-color samples of the first-color block;
generating each entry of a color palette using one first-color palette sample of the first-color component and one converted second-color palette sample of each second-color component; and
converting the first-color samples of the first-color block and the second-color samples of said one or more second-color blocks into an index map of the current block according to the color palette.

US Pat. No. 10,462,461

CODING DEVICE AND DECODING DEVICE WHICH ALLOW ENCODING OF NON-SQUARE BLOCKS

KDDI CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An encoding device comprising:a mode selection processor configured to determine a block division type and an intra prediction mode of each divided block on the basis of an input image to be encoded and encoded pixels;
a square intra prediction processor configured to apply square intra prediction to obtain a predictive value when the determined block is square;
a non-square intra prediction processor configured to apply non-square intra prediction to obtain a predictive value when the determined block is non-square;
a differential processor configured to obtain a prediction residual which is a difference between the predictive value and a corresponding input image to be encoded;
a squaring processor configured to rearrange prediction residuals obtained when the determined block is non-square into a square format;
a transformation processor configured to apply orthogonal transformation to the prediction residuals rearranged into the square format or prediction residuals obtained when the determined block is square to obtain transform coefficients;
a quantization processor configured to quantize the transform coefficients to obtain level values;
an entropy encoding processor configured to encode the level values, the determined block division type, and the determined intra prediction mode of each divided block;
an inverse quantization/inverse transformation processor configured to inversely quantize and inversely transform the level values to obtain reconstructed prediction residuals;
a non-squaring processor configured to rearrange a block of the reconstructed prediction residuals into a non-square format when the block of the reconstructed prediction residuals corresponds to the non-square format; and
an addition processor configured to add the predictive value to the reconstructed prediction residuals rearranged into the non-square format or the reconstructed prediction residuals obtained when the determined block is square to reconstruct the encoded pixels.

US Pat. No. 10,462,423

VIRTUAL ON-SET COMMUNICATION PLATFORM FOR ON-SET CONTRIBUTORS

Shutterstock, Inc., New ...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving, from a device of a first user, an input indicating that the first user is ready to start working on a project associated with the first user;
identifying, based on the project associated with the first user, a second set of users associated with the project;
generating a session identifier for a communication channel between the first user and one or more users of the second set of users;
selecting, based on a listing of communication mode preferences associated with the first user, a mode of communication for the communication channel;
generating messages for the communication channel, wherein the messages include a link to the communication channel;
transmitting the messages to the one or more users of the second set of users;
receiving one or more stream of images from the device of the first user while the one or more stream of images are being captured by an image capturing device of the first user;
transmitting the one or more stream of images to the second set of users; and
receiving, from a device of a user from the second set of users, one or more messages related to the one or more stream of images.

US Pat. No. 10,462,289

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MANAGEMENT OF MEDIA CONTENT ASSOCIATED WITH MESSAGE CONTEXT ON MOBILE COMPUTING DEVICES

Vyng, Inc., Santa Monica...

1. A system comprising: a sender computing device configured with a sender-controlled contact media content-based application (SCCMC application), the SCCMC application configured to execute on the sender computing device and to interface with a sender state detection application that executes on the sender computing device, wherein the sender state detection application is configured to process content of a communication of a sender to a recipient and to determine a meaning and a context of the communication for determining a detected state of the sender that includes at least one of a mood of the sender, a physical status of the sender, an emotional state of the sender and a mental state of the sender, and wherein the SCCMC application is further configured to use the detected state of the sender to determine a sender-controlled contact media content structure (SCCMC structure) that corresponds to the detected state and to associate information that identifies the determined SCCMC structure with an outgoing message for the recipient.

US Pat. No. 10,462,260

CONTEXT-AWARE AND PROXIMITY-AWARE SERVICE LAYER CONNECTIVITY MANAGEMENT

Convida Wireless, LLC, W...

1. A machine-to-machine server for connectivity management, the server comprising:a processor; and
a memory coupled with the processor, the memory comprising executable instructions that when executed by the processor cause the processor to effectuate operations comprising:
receiving a request to establish a service layer connection with a first machine-to-machine entity;
responsive to the request to establish the service layer connection with the first machine-to-machine entity, retrieving context information of the first machine-to-machine entity, wherein the context information comprises the speed and direction of the first machine-to-machine entity; and
determining a communication path for the service layer connection between the first machine-to-machine entity and a second machine-to-machine entity based on the context information of the first machine-to-machine entity, wherein the communication path is a direct link between the first and second machine-to-machine entities.

US Pat. No. 10,462,176

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REDUCING SECURITY RISK IN A NETWORKED COMPUTER SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE

ServiceNow, Inc., Santa ...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at a computing system monitoring a network, vulnerability data from an external source;
identifying, by the computing system using configuration item data stored in a configuration management database (CMDB) and the vulnerability data, configuration items in the network impacted by a vulnerability;
identifying, using the CMDB, a network topology based upon relationships between the identified configuration items and one or more perimeter defense components, a physical location of the configuration items, or both;
calculating, by the computing system, an original risk for each configuration item in the network impacted by the vulnerability based on the configuration item data stored in the CMDB and the vulnerability data;
calculating, by the computing system, a context dependent risk for each configuration item in the network impacted by the vulnerability based on the original risk, the network topology, the one or more perimeter defense components, and the configuration item data stored in the CMDB; and
initiating, by the computing system, a remediation process for the identified configuration items based on the calculated context dependent risks.

US Pat. No. 10,462,114

SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED SOFTWARE FOR PROVIDING ADVANCED DATA PROTECTIONS IN A DEFENSE-IN-DEPTH SYSTEM BY INTEGRATING MULTI-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION WITH CRYPTOGRAPHIC OFFLOADING

DEFINITIVE DATA SECURITY,...

1. A method, implemented using hardware, comprising:a. encrypting content with an inner data container using one or more unique client-generated and client-stored cryptographic keys to generate client-encrypted content; and
b. sending the client-encrypted content to a server where the client-encrypted content is encrypted with an outer data container using one or more unique server-generated and server-stored cryptographic keys, wherein encrypting the content further comprises:
implementing a cryptographic algorithm and offloading schedule to transmit client-encrypted data blocks and additional cryptographic inputs to a server application, using secure networking components and a secure network channel negotiated as a result of server application authentication and based on configuration data returned when authentication succeeds;
using the additional cryptographic inputs, generating or retrieving one or more unique content encryption keys associated with and specific to the client-encrypted content, and encrypting the client-encrypted content in a data container in a secure server store while also storing the one or more server-generated and server-stored cryptographic keys on the secure server store;
generating a globally unique data identifier and the additional cryptographic inputs, and storing the globally unique data identifier and the additional cryptographic inputs in a protected data container stored in a protected client store using a client application;
encrypting the content a block at a time; and
returning results to the client application, using an encrypted channel, where the results are used as input to continue block encryption, until all of the content is encrypted, at which point encrypted material is added to the protected data container in the client store, replacing plaintext input material.

US Pat. No. 10,462,105

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCRYPTION WITH VIEWER IDENTITY—AND CONTENT ADDRESS-BASED IDENTITY PROTECTION

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:receiving a data stream transmitted from a source device intended for a destination device by an intercepting device other than the source device and collocated with the source device in a network at a location in a data path between the source device and the destination device;
performing a contextual analysis of content of one or more privacy-related portions of the data stream, by the intercepting device;
encrypting at least part of the content of the one or more privacy-related portions of the data stream according to the contextual analysis, including:
generating a content address for content of at least one privacy-related field of the one or more privacy-related portions of the data stream according to a policy; and
utilizing the content address in place of the corresponding content of the at least one privacy-related field; and
forwarding, as a transformed data stream, an encrypted portion of the data stream, together with a non-encrypted portion of the data stream, toward the destination device;
wherein the encrypted portion of the transformed data stream includes the content address;
wherein the content address is utilizable to access the corresponding content in a content-addressable storage device;
wherein the encrypted portion of the transformed data stream comprises at least:
a first part comprising a first encrypted content of a first privacy-related field; and
a second part comprising the encrypted content address for a second privacy-related field; and
wherein the first and second parts of the encrypted portion of the transformed data stream are encrypted utilizing respective distinct encryption keys.

US Pat. No. 10,462,032

PROBING A NETWORK

Koninklijke KPN N.V., Ro...

1. A method of probing a network route using a pair of probe packets comprising a first probe packet l1 with size L1 and a second probe packet l2 with size L2, and wherein L1 is smaller than or equal to L2, wherein the route comprises network links including at least a first network link, the method comprising:transmitting the pair of probe packets l1 and l2 back-to-back onto the network route, wherein l1 is transmitted before l2, the pair of probe packets having a ratio [L1/L2];
transmitting onto the network route at least one further pair of probe packets back-to-back, a first probe packet m1 with size M1 and a second probe packet m2 with size M2, wherein the first probe packet m1 is transmitted before the second probe packet m2, wherein M1 is smaller than or equal to M2 and further wherein the ratio [M1/M2] is different from the ratio [L1/L2];
deriving respective indicators of the time taken for the second probe packet in each of the probe packet pairs to traverse the network route;
comparing the values of the derived respective indicators; and
determining that the first network link is not a bottleneck link if the values of the derived respective indicators are different.

US Pat. No. 10,462,024

STATE GENERATION SYSTEM FOR A SEQUENTIAL STAGE APPLICATION

Chicago Mercantile Exchan...

1. A computer implemented method comprising:collecting, at a memory of a computing device having a processor, by the processor, message processing latency information about processing electronic data transaction request messages over a timeframe by an application including a plurality of sequential stages;
presenting, by the processor, in a graphical user interface (GUI) rendered on a display coupled to the computing device, a digital dashboard, the digital dashboard displaying:
for each stage, a stage box representing the stage positioned on a y-axis so as to represent a message processing latency associated with the stage over the timeframe;
an inter-arrival message rate line positioned on the y-axis so as to represent an arrival rate between the electronic data transaction request messages over the timeframe; and
an application box representing the application positioned on the y-axis so as to represent a message processing latency associated with the application over the timeframe; and
in response to detecting a re-positioning of a stage box or the inter-arrival message rate line, displaying, by the processor, on the digital dashboard, the application box at a different position associated with an expected message processing latency.

US Pat. No. 10,461,991

DYNAMIC REPLICATION PEERING

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A system, comprising:a first computing node in communication with a first storage device, wherein the first computing node receives information indicative of a plurality of transactions, the plurality of transactions comprising instructions for modifying a first collection of data stored on the first storage device;
a second computing node in communication with a second storage device, wherein the second computing node maintains a second collection of data on the second storage device, the second collection corresponding to at least a subset of the first collection; and
a computing device that at least:
receives information indicative of an interruption of maintenance of the second collection of data by the second computing node;
configures a third computing node to be operable to maintain, on a third storage device, a log of a subset of the plurality of transactions, wherein the third computing node does not maintain the collection of data and is sized to maintain the log of the subset of the plurality of transactions during the interruption;
causes the third computing node to receive information indicative of the subset of the plurality of transactions, the subset comprising transactions that have not been committed to the collection of data maintained on the first storage device, wherein the third computing node stores the information indicative of the subset of the plurality of transactions on the third storage device; and
causes the third computing node to participate in a quorum decision based at least in part on the information indicative of the subset of the plurality of transactions.

US Pat. No. 10,461,871

MANAGEMENT APPARATUS AND INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A management apparatus, comprising:a memory; and
a processor coupled to the memory and the processor configured to:
broadcast an activation request to a plurality of information processing devices having a reception period during which the activation request is received, the reception period occurring in a predetermined cycle;
receive a confirmation response from first information processing devices among the plurality of information processing devices, the first information processing devices receiving the activation request;
issue an activation instruction to a predetermined number of second information processing devices among the first information processing devices, the activation instruction instructing to activate the second information processing devices;
issue, to the first information processing devices other than the second information processing devices, an activation prohibition instruction to prohibit activation;
calculate a cycle of the reception period to make an average number of information processing devices which transmit the confirmation response corresponding to the activation request be a predetermined expectation value, basis of a number of third information processing devices among the plurality of information processing devices, the third information processing devices not being activated; and
set the calculated cycle, as the predetermined cycle, in at least one of the plurality of information processing devices.

US Pat. No. 10,461,863

OPTICAL SOURCE, COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK OPTICAL APPARATUS AND METHOD OF PROVIDING AN OPTICAL SIGNAL

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. An optical source comprising:a first laser arranged to generate a first optical signal having a first state of polarization and a first optical frequency;
a second laser arranged to generate a second optical signal having a second state of polarization, substantially orthogonal to the first state of polarization, and having a second optical frequency, different to the first optical frequency by a preselected frequency difference, ??;
a polarization beam coupler arranged to combine the first optical signal and the second optical signal into a composite optical signal comprising both the first optical signal and the second optical signal having said substantially orthogonal states of polarization;
an output arranged to output the composite optical signal; and
a feeder optical fiber coupled at one end to the output and having a polarization mode dispersion coefficient and a length,wherein the preselected frequency difference, ??, is inversely proportional to a differential group delay, ?, which is proportional to the polarization mode dispersion coefficient and the length of the feeder optical fiber.

US Pat. No. 10,461,752

TEMPERATURE CONTROLLING APPARATUS AND OSCILLATION APPARATUS

Asahi Kasei Microdevices ...

1. A temperature controlling apparatus comprising:a temperature sensor;
a power supply circuit that supplies, to a first heater, power corresponding to a difference between a target value and a detected value obtained from the temperature sensor; and
a second heater that is provided at a position such that thermal conduction therefrom to the temperature sensor is faster than that from the power supply circuit, and changes power consumption of the second heater according to power consumption of the power supply circuit, wherein
the temperature sensor, the power supply circuit and the second heater are provided in a single integrated circuit, and
the first heater is connected outside the integrated circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,461,728

SEMI-CONTROLLABLE DEVICE DRIVING METHOD AND APPARATUS, AND HYBRID DEVICE

Qiaoshi Guo, Guangdong (...

1. A semi-controllable device driving apparatus, comprising a voltage detection switch, wherein an input end of the voltage detection switch is connected to two ends of a semi-controllable device that needs to be driven; the voltage detection switch is connected, in series, in a driving loop of the semi-controllable device; the voltage detection switch is turned on when a potential difference at the two ends of the semi-controllable device is not greater than an on-state voltage of the semi-controllable device; and the voltage detection switch is turned when the semi-controllable device is on, wherein there is no insulated isolation between an input loop of the voltage detection switch, an output loop of the voltage detection switch, and the semi-controllable device; and the voltage detection switch is turned on when the potential difference at the two ends of the semi-controllable device is greater than 0 and meets a voltage direction in which the semi-controllable device is turned on.

US Pat. No. 10,461,684

DEVICE AND METHOD OF A ROTATABLE PHOTOVOLTAIC PANEL MOUNT

Kim Rubin, Menlo Park, C...

1. A device to rotate a photovoltaic (PV) panel comprising:a fixed frame, configured to be permanently mounted on a support structure, comprising a spring mount;
a moving frame, configured to receive the photovoltaic (PV) panel, configured to rotate around a hinge axis, comprising a first rotational position and a second rotational position;
a hinge comprising the hinge axis, operatively connected between the fixed frame and the moving frame;
a spring, operatively connected between the moving frame and the spring mount;
a rotational damper operatively connected between the fixed frame and the moving frame;
a release latch operatively connected between the fixed frame and the moving frame;
a release handle operatively connected to the release latch;
wherein the moving frame is configured to rotate around the hinge axis from the first rotational position to the second rotational position;
wherein the spring provides a rotational force on the moving frame from the first rotational position to the second rotational position;
wherein the release latch holds the moving frame in the first rotational position until released by a first motion of the release handle without tools;
wherein the fixed frame circumferentially defines a roof access region;
wherein the moving frame, when the PV panel is attached to the moving frame, blocks access by a person to at least a first portion of the roof access region;
wherein the moving frame, when in the second position, does not block access by the person to the first portion of the roof access region; and
wherein the rotational damper limits a rotational speed of the moving frame, as the moving frame moves from the first rotational position to the second rotational position, to a predetermined maximum rotational speed.

US Pat. No. 10,461,616

ROTOR, METHOD FOR PRODUCING A ROTOR, ASYNCHRONOUS MACHINE, AND VEHICLE

Bayerische Motoren Werke ...

1. A rotor for an asynchronous machine, comprising:a laminated core; and
a short-circuit cage which is at least partially integrated into the laminated core, wherein
the short-circuit cage comprises
rods made with or from a first electrically conductive material,
short-circuit rings made with or from a second electrically conductive material,
wherein at least one of the short-circuit rings is constructed with a support ring,
wherein a respective support ring is constructed as a structure which is cast onto or into the respective short-circuit ring in at least one of a positively locking and materially joining fashion,
wherein the respective support ring is constructed with, on a surface, a contour for supporting the at least one of the positive locking and the material joining with the respective short-circuit ring, and
wherein the contour has a plurality of projections disposed on an inner surface of the contour inside of a peripheral edge of the contour and projecting radially toward a center of the contour.

US Pat. No. 10,461,605

ACTUATOR HAVING A DETACHABLE SLIDE GUIDE FASTENER

Limoss (Shenzhen) Co., Lt...

1. An actuator, comprising:a motor;
a housing, the housing at least partially covering the motor;
a slide guide, wherein one end of the slide guide extends into the housing and another end of the slide guide extends outside of the housing; and
a slide guide fastener disposed between an outer surface of an end of the slide guide and an inner wall of the housing, the slide guide fastener comprising a limiting part and a matching part, wherein the limiting part is configured to engage with the slide guide and to be interchangeable with other limiting parts corresponding to other slide guide shapes, and wherein the matching part is configured to engage with the housing and does not need to be changed to accommodate different slide guide shapes;
wherein the slide guide fastener is detachably connected at the housing,
wherein the slide guide fastener comprises a through-hole for mounting a spindle,
wherein the limiting part comprises a first limiting part and a second limiting part, the first limiting part being disposed outside of the through-hole and outside of the slide guide, and
wherein the second limiting part is disposed between the through-hole and the first limiting part.

US Pat. No. 10,461,587

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR POSITIONING A VEHICLE USING FOREIGN OBJECT DETECTION

WiTricity Corporation, W...

1. An apparatus for determining alignment information of a vehicle, the vehicle comprising an antenna circuit configured to modulate one or more electrical characteristics of the antenna circuit, the apparatus comprising:a plurality of sensor circuits configured to generate a plurality of magnetic fields, at least one sensor circuit of the plurality of sensor circuits configured to sense the modulated electrical characteristic of the antenna circuit when the antenna circuit couples to the at least one sensor circuit via one of the plurality of magnetic fields; and
a controller circuit configured to determine alignment information of the vehicle based on the sensed modulated electrical characteristic.

US Pat. No. 10,461,537

METHOD TO DRIVE A POWER CONTROL DEVICE CONNECTED TO UNBALANCED THREE-PHASE LOADS WHEN NO NEUTRAL REFERENCE IS AVAILABLE IN AN ALTERNATIVE ELECTRICAL NETWORK

EUROTHERM LIMITED, Telfo...

1. An unbalanced load manager for a three-phase induction motor or heater comprising:a plurality of current sensors associated with the unbalanced load manager, connect with corresponding phases of a three-phase power system providing power to a three-phase motor or heater, each current sensor configured to provide a value representative of current flow it senses through each corresponding phase of the three-phase power system;
a plurality of voltage taps associated with the unbalanced load manager, connect with the corresponding phases of the three-phase power system providing power to the three-phase motor or heater, with pairs of the voltage taps configured to provide line-to-line voltage between corresponding phases of the three-phase power system;
a memory in the load manager, configured to store a thyristor or SCR firing calculation algorithm; and
a processor in the load manager, coupled to the memory and the plurality of current sensors and voltage taps, configured to:
generate a first time stamp of current transition from positive or negative to zero during a last previous half-period;
generate a second time stamp of line-to-line zero crossing during the last previous half-period;
apply a proportional coefficient to a difference between the first and second time stamps as a phase shift value and adding the phase shift value to a default phase shift as a measured phase shift; and
synchronize firing from line-to-line signal to line-to-neutral signal of phases of the three-phase power system providing power to the motor or heater, using the measured phase shift between line-to-line and current.

US Pat. No. 10,461,521

DRIVING CIRCUIT, CONTROL DEVICE, AND PROTECTION METHOD FOR DRIVING CIRCUIT

DENSO TEN Limited, Kobe-...

1. A driving circuit comprising:a driving unit that supplies a driving current from a power source to a load to drive the load based on a control signal input from a controller;
a first temperature detecting unit that detects a temperature and outputs a signal of a level according to the detected temperature;
an overheat protecting unit that causes the driving unit to block supply of the driving current to the load when the level of the signal output from the first temperature detecting unit is not less than a temperature threshold;
a second temperature detecting unit that detects a temperature and outputs a signal of a level according to the detected temperature to the controller; and
a failure-for-overheat diagnosing unit that performs a failure diagnosis on the first temperature detecting unit, and when it is determined that the first temperature detecting unit breaks down, causes the driving unit to block supply of the driving current to the load and causes the second temperature detecting unit to output a signal of a level corresponding to a temperature out of a temperature range detectable by the second temperature detecting unit to the controller.

US Pat. No. 10,461,413

ENCLOSURE FOR MILLIMETER-WAVE ANTENNA SYSTEM

PERASO TECHNOLOGIES INC.,...

1. An antenna system, comprising:a support member having a mounting surface;
a plurality of electronic components supported on the mounting surface;
an antenna supported on the support member adjacent to a perimeter of the mounting surface, for transmitting and receiving ultra-high frequency radio waves of wavelength ?; and
an enclosure having a top portion and a bottom portion for enclosing the support member and a radome for enclosing the antenna, wherein a center of curvature of the radome is positioned less than 1?, from an end of the antenna elements for minimizing the area illuminated by the antenna and minimizing secondary out-of-phase radiation sources, and wherein the radome has a thickness of approximately ?/5 and the radome has a radius of less than 1?, for minimizing ripples in the antenna radiation pattern and power losses.

US Pat. No. 10,461,404

TERMINAL HOUSING AND TERMINAL

BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOF...

1. A terminal housing, comprising:a metal back cover, the metal back cover comprising an opening and the outer surface of the metal back cover being overlaid with a nonconductive material;
a printed circuit board (PCB) arranged on the inner surface of the metal back cover;
a plurality of antenna units arranged on the nonconductive material, each of the plurality of antenna units comprising:
a ground portion, the ground portion passing through the nonconductive material and being connected with the outer surface of the metal back cover; and
a feed portion, the feed portion being connected with a radio frequency (RF) front-end of the PCB via a shield wire, the shield wire passing through the nonconductive material and entering into the terminal housing via the opening;
wherein the plurality of antenna units are embedded into the nonconductive material, and upper surfaces of the plurality of antenna units are aligned with the upper surface of the nonconductive material, and wherein thickness of the plurality of antenna units is less than thickness of the nonconductive material.

US Pat. No. 10,461,366

ELECTROLYTE COMPOSITIONS FOR BATTERIES

ENEVATE CORPORATION, Irv...

1. An energy storage device, comprising:a first electrode and a second electrode, wherein at least one of the first electrode and the second electrode comprises a self-supporting composite material film, the composite material film comprising:
greater than 0% and less than about 90% by weight of silicon particles,
greater than 0% and less than about 90% by weight of one or more types of carbonized carbon phases, wherein at least one of the one or more types of carbonized carbon phases comprises hard carbon that is a continuous phase that holds the composite material film together such that the silicon particles are distributed throughout the composite material film, and
a silicon carbide layer between the silicon particles and the hard carbon;
a separator between the first electrode and the second electrode; and
an electrolyte in contact with the first electrode, the second electrode, and the separator, wherein the electrolyte comprises at least one of a fluorine-containing cyclic carbonate, a fluorine-containing linear carbonate, and a fluoroether.

US Pat. No. 10,461,356

JIG HAVING VARIABLE STRUCTURE DEPENDING ON SIZE OF RECEIVING PORTION OF CASE

LG Chem, Ltd., Seoul (KR...

1. A variable jig which is a jig device to manufacture a battery cell in which an electrode assembly is embedded in a battery case made of a laminate sheet including a resin layer and a metal layer, comprising:a die assembly having an inwardly recessed structure corresponding to a storage configured to mount the electrode assembly located on the laminate sheet or a portion to be molded as the storage; and
a fixing die configured to fix an outer periphery of the sheet in a normal position,
wherein the die assembly is configured to allow adjustment of at least one of a width or a length of the inward recess according to a size of the electrode assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,461,234

METAL-BASE SUBSTRATE, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

NICHIA CORPORATION, Anan...

1. A method for manufacturing a metal-base substrate comprising:preparing a film substrate by forming a wiring layer on a first surface of the film substrate;
forming a through hole on a ground part of the wiring layer, with the through hole piercing through the film substrate in a thickness direction of the film substrate; and
after the forming of the through hole, sticking a metal plate on a second surface of the film substrate opposite from the first surface, with an adhesive layer being interposed between the metal plate and the film substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,461,189

FIN FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTORS HAVING LINERS BETWEEN DEVICE ISOLATION LAYERS AND ACTIVE AREAS OF THE DEVICE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An integrated circuit device comprising:a substrate;
a first fin active area protruding from the substrate;
a second fin active area protruding from the substrate;
a first insulating liner disposed on a first portion of the substrate and on a sidewall of the first fin active area;
a first stress liner disposed on the first insulating liner;
a first device isolation layer disposed on the first stress liner;
a second insulating liner disposed on a second portion of the substrate and on a sidewall of the second fin active area;
a second stress liner disposed on the second insulating liner; and
a second device isolation layer disposed on the second stress liner,
wherein the first stress liner is a single layer formed between the first device isolation layer and the first insulating liner,
the second stress liner is a single layer formed between the second device isolation layer and the second insulating liner,
a thickness of the first insulating liner is greater than a thickness of the second insulating liner,
an upper surface of the first device isolation layer has an inclined edge portion, the inclined edge portion being closer to the substrate as a distance from the first tin active area increases, and
wherein an upper surface of the inclined edge portion is lower than an upper surface of an end portion of the first stress liner.

US Pat. No. 10,460,835

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MEDICAL DEVICE IDENTIFIER

ResMed Inc., San Diego, ...

1. A method for managing data associated with a home medical equipment (HME) device provided to a patient, the method comprising:receiving, by one or more processors, an HME device identifier associated with the HME device, the HME device identifier being a unique identifier, so as to avoid a duplicate to distinguish the HME device provided to the patient from other HME devices registered at a computer-based records management system;
searching, by the one or more processors, the records management system for a patient record that is associated with the HME device identifier, the search being performed by using a search key unique to the HME device identifier;
upon the search failing to retrieve any patient record associated with the HME device identifier, automatically generating, by the one or more processors, a new HME device associated patient record, wherein automatically generating the HME device associated patient record comprises:
automatically incorporating patient information of the patient into the HME device associated patient record; and
storing the HME device identifier into the HME device associated patient record, wherein the storing allows the patient information to be accessed via the HME device associated patient record in connection with an HME device identifier search.

US Pat. No. 10,460,701

DISPLAY MURA CORRECTION METHOD, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method of correcting a display mura, the method comprising:receiving, by a terminal, initial image data for displaying an initial image, wherein the initial image data comprises image data of a mura located in a region of the initial image when displayed, and wherein when the mura is located within the region, the region has at least one pixel with a brightness value that is not within a reference threshold set;
determining, by the terminal, a target feature data set of the at least one pixel according to a brightness value of the at least one pixel from the initial image data;
obtaining, by the terminal and according to a correspondence between feature data, a correction value, and the target feature data set, a target correction value set; and
generating, by the terminal, target image data based on the initial image data and the target correction value set, wherein the target image data is for displaying the initial image with a corrected mura within the region.

US Pat. No. 10,460,577

DIRECTED ALERT NOTIFICATION BY AUTONOMOUS-DRIVING VEHICLE

PONY AI INC., Grand Caym...

1. A system for an autonomous-driving vehicle, comprising:one or more processors; and
memory storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to:
detect one or more movable objects;
determine a target movable object from the one or more detected movable objects;
determine a manner of generating a directed alert notification selectively toward the target movable object; and
cause a directed alert notification of the determined manner to be generated toward the target movable object, wherein the determining the target movable object comprises:
determining a risk of a traffic incident caused by each of the one or more movable objects; and
selecting a movable object determined to have a highest risk as the target movable object; and
wherein the determining the manner of generating the directed alert notification selectively toward the target movable object comprises:
determining an item or a position that the target movable object is looking at and generating the directed alert notification directly to the item or the position without harming the target movable object.

US Pat. No. 10,460,531

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING FACILITY ABNORMALITY PREDICTION MODEL, AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM FOR EXECUTING THE METHOD

Industry-University Coope...

1. A system for generating a facility abnormality prediction model, the system comprising:at least one memory configured to store at least one computer executable instruction; and
at least one processor configured to execute the at least one computer executable instruction to implement at least one module comprising:
a data receiver configured to receive complete data of sensors of a facility previously obtained during an operation of the facility;
an abnormality notification time predictor configured to predict a malfunction time of a malfunction of the facility based on the complete data of the sensors, and determine an abnormality notification time for pre-notification of the malfunction of the facility based on the detected malfunction time;
an optimal sensor combination calculator configured to generate a chromosome based on the complete data of the sensors, and perform a genetic algorithm using the generated chromosome to calculate an optimal sensor combination which is a combination of sensor data related to the determined abnormality notification time; and
a facility abnormality prediction model generator configured to generate the facility abnormality prediction model to be used for the pre-notification of the malfunction of the facility, based on the optimal sensor combination, and predict the pre-notification of the malfunction of the facility based on the generated facility abnormality prediction model,
wherein the abnormality notification time predictor is configured to predict the malfunction time of the malfunction of the facility based on a comparison of an accumulate loss rate change and a predetermined pattern,
wherein the accumulate loss rate is a rate at which accumulation of abnormal facility products are produced according to the operation of the facility measured at predetermined intervals, and
wherein the optimal sensor combination calculator comprises:
a first chromosome defining module configured to generate a first chromosome based on the complete data of the sensors;
a data dividing module configured to divide the complete data of the sensors into training data and testing data;
a temporary model generating module configured to generate a temporary model from the first chromosome; and
a model suitability calculator configured to train the temporary model with the training data, and apply the testing data to the trained temporary model to determine a model suitability.

US Pat. No. 10,460,495

EFFICIENT LABEL INSERTION AND COLLISION HANDLING

Mapbox, Inc., San Franci...

1. A method comprising:determining a bounding geometry for a label to be graphically displayed on a display screen as part of an electronic map, wherein the bounding geometry comprises a circle;
inserting the determined bounding geometry into a grid index, wherein the grid index represents a viewport of the electronic map;
identifying disjoint regions of the grid index intersected by the determined bounding geometry, wherein each disjoint region represents a different portion of the viewport;
for each intersected disjoint region:
identifying whether there is at least one collision between the determined bounding geometry and one or more existing bounding geometries in the disjoint region, comprising:
identifying a position of the determined bounding geometry within the intersected disjoint region;
identifying positions of the one or more existing bounding geometries in the disjoint region; and
determining whether the identified position of the determined bounding geometry and the identified positions of the one or more existing bounding geometries overlap; and
responsive to identifying whether there is at least one collision, setting a target opacity of the label.

US Pat. No. 10,460,454

MOTION-BASED FACIAL RECOGNITION

Shanghai XPT Technology L...

1. An apparatus of facial recognition based on profiles of facial motions, comprising:a database that stores a predetermined profile of a default facial motion of a user including a plurality of facial patterns comprising at least one facial landmark and a predefined anchor on the user's face made from a first video clip of the user;
a camera that captures second video clip of the user; and
a processing unit connected to the database and the camera, the processing unit configured to establish the predetermined profile of the default facial motion and to establish a comparison profile from a facial motion captured over a duration from each of the second video clips through a profile establishment process, the processing unit further configured to track facial motions over the duration by comparing the default facial motion stored in the predetermined profile with the second video clips of the user and determine whether the comparison profile matches data stored in the predetermined profile.

US Pat. No. 10,460,370

PROXY AGENT INTERFACE TO PEER-TO-PEER TRANSACTIONS

ELECTRONIC ARTS INC., Re...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:initiating a connection to an application programming interface (API) of an online transaction repository accessible to a plurality of participant devices in a computer-operated multiplayer interactive environment, the online transaction repository including a collection of items associated with the computer-operated multiplayer interactive environment, the connection being initiated by a proxy agent including a plurality of shards;
associating a first shard of the plurality of shards to a peer-to-peer transaction channel to the online transaction repository, at least two of the plurality of participant devices interacting with one another over the peer-to-peer transaction channel;
determining a first item from the collection of items having a transactional history that does not exceed a threshold number of transactions, the first item being associated with a first item listing accessible exclusive to the first shard;
providing the first item to the peer-to-peer transaction channel via the first shard;
determining that a trigger event associated with the first item occurred on the peer-to-peer transaction channel;
obtaining value data associated with the trigger event from the peer-to-peer transaction channel;
generating a weighted distribution of the obtained value data;
determining a base value for the first item from the weighted distribution; and
applying the base value to a second item of a same type as that of the first item for an electronic acquisition transaction with the online transaction repository by the proxy agent, the second item being associated with a second item listing accessible exclusive to a second shard of the plurality of shards.

US Pat. No. 10,460,264

METHOD FOR EVALUATING OPERATIONAL AND FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE FOR DISPATCHERS USING AFTER THE FACT ANALYSIS

GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLO...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by a system comprising a processor, individual operating plans having different scheduling intervals, and wherein at least one of the individual operating plans comprises a constraint defining fuel consumption reserved for at least one future scheduling interval of the different scheduling intervals for use by power generation system resources of a power generation system for generation of electrical power in a power grid;
generating, by the system, a comprehensive operating plan from the individual operating plans and the constraint defining the fuel consumption reserved for the at least one future scheduling interval for the generation of the electrical power by the power generation system resources;
capturing, by the system, conditions of the power generation system associated with execution of the comprehensive operating plan during the generation of the electrical power by the power generation system resources;
analyzing, by the system, a criterion associated with the execution of the comprehensive operating plan against a use-case based on the conditions of the power generation system;
modifying, by the system, the comprehensive operating plan based on a result of the analyzing and the constraint defining the fuel consumption reserved for the at least one future scheduling interval for the generation of the electrical power by the power generation system resources, resulting in a modified comprehensive operating plan; and
controlling, by the processor, the power generation system to dispatch the power generation system resources according to the modified comprehensive operating plan to generate the electrical power.

US Pat. No. 10,460,238

DATA QUALITY ISSUE DETECTION THROUGH ONTOLOGICAL INFERENCING

LEIDOS INNOVATIONS TECHNO...

1. A method for use in detecting data quality issues in one or more instances of an incoming set of data, the method comprising:determining a scope of an incoming data set to be receivable at a processor, wherein said determining a scope of the incoming data set comprises automatically perusing a plurality of instances of data structures comprising the incoming data set, and wherein each instance includes one or more entries;
obtaining, based on the determined scope, a domain ontology that includes a plurality of TBox statement collections that collectively comprise metadata describing desired or acceptable properties of data corresponding to the determined scope, and wherein the metadata in each TBox statement collection describes a) a plurality of data types, b) at least one format that each data type should have, and c) an indication of whether or not each format is required in order for the data to be considered compliant with the TBox statement collection, wherein at least one of the formats of at least one of the data types is indicated as being required in order for the data to be considered compliant with the TBox statement collection;
mapping, using the processor, the incoming data set to the domain ontology, wherein said mapping comprises linking specific data structures in the incoming data set to particular TBox statement collections of the obtained domain ontology; and
for each instance of the incoming data set:
identifying an anticipated TBox statement collection of the plurality of TBox statement collections of the domain ontology;
ascertaining, using the processor, whether the instance can be inferenced into the anticipated TBox statement collection of the domain ontology, wherein the instance can be inferenced into the anticipated TBox statement collection when the instance comprises an ABox statement that is compliant with the anticipated TBox statement collection, wherein the instance comprises an ABox statement that is compliant with the anticipated TBox statement collection when at least one data structure in the instance is the at least one of the data types having the at least one of the required formats;
determining, by the processor, that the instance is free of at least one data quality issue responsive to the instance being inferenced into the anticipated TBox statement collection; and
determining, by the processor, that the instance has at least one data quality issue responsive to the instance not being inferenced into the anticipated TBox statement collection, wherein when the processor determines that the instance has at least one data quality issue, the method further includes ascertaining whether the instance can be inferenced into any other TBox statement collections of the domain ontology, and wherein the processor:
determines that the at least one data quality issue comprises a structural and/or formatting issue associated with the instance when it is ascertained that the instance cannot be inferenced into any other TBox statement collections of the domain ontology; and
determines that the at least one data quality issue comprises a labeling issue associated with the instance when it is ascertained that the instance can be inferenced into another TBox statement collection of the domain ontology.

US Pat. No. 10,460,010

COMPUTING SCENARIO FORECASTS USING ELECTRONIC INPUTS

ORACLE FINANCIAL SERVICES...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium storing instructions that when executed by one or more processors of a computing device cause the computing device to perform at least:in response to receiving a signal that triggers the computing device to initiate data collection, collecting electronic data from one or more electronic databases by aggregating the electronic data into data structures of a processing table, wherein the electronic data defines historic values of a set of instruments that are different measures for an electronic account;
computing projected values for each of the set of instruments according to correlations identified in the historic values, wherein the projected values form primary forecasts that model expected future values of the set of instruments;
in response to receiving electronic inputs including scenario variables of a scenario that affects the primary forecasts, generating scenario forecasts for the set of instruments according to the scenario variables and the projected values to identify how the scenario influences the primary forecasts; and
transmitting the primary forecasts and the scenario forecasts to a remote device to cause the remote device to display the primary forecasts along with the scenario forecasts on a graphical user interface (GUI) that provides the primary forecasts and the scenario forecasts for comparison in a single display.

US Pat. No. 10,459,986

MULTI-IDENTIFIER USER PROFILING SYSTEM

PAYPAL, INC., San Jose, ...

1. A system, comprising:a non-transitory memory storing a first user identifier, wherein the first user identifier was created based on communications with a user through a network via a first user subsystem; and
one or more hardware processors coupled to the non-transitory memory and configured to execute instructions to cause the system to perform operations comprising:
receiving, through the network from the first user subsystem, first user subsystem activity data that is associated with the first user identifier and that was generated in response to a use of the first user subsystem by the user via a first user resource;
determining that the user does not have a user account with an entity associated with the system based on the first user identifier not being associated with any user accounts maintained by the system;
storing, in the non-transitory memory, the first user subsystem activity data as unknown user subsystem activity data with the first user identifier;
receiving an account creation request from the user, wherein the request comprises at least the first user identifier;
generating a first user account for the user based on the account creation request and the first user identifier;
retrieving the first user subsystem activity data from the non-transitory memory based on the first user identifier;
updating the first user account with the first user subsystem activity data;
receiving, through the network from a second user subsystem that is different than the first user subsystem, second user subsystem activity data that is associated with the first user identifier and a second user identifier that is different from the first user identifier, wherein the second user subsystem activity data was generated in response to a use of the second user subsystem by the user via a second user resource that is different than the first user resource;
storing, in the non-transitory memory in response to the second user subsystem activity data being associated with the first user identifier, the second user subsystem activity data and the second user identifier in association with the first user account;
generating a user profile using the first user subsystem activity data and the second user subsystem activity data that are associated with the first user account;
receiving, through the network from a third user subsystem that is different from the first user subsystem and the second user subsystem, third user subsystem activity data that is associated with the first user identifier and a third user identifier that is different from the first user identifier and the second user identifier, wherein the third user subsystem activity data was generated in response to a use of the third user subsystem by the user via a third user resource that is different than the first user resource and the second user resource;
storing, in the non-transitory memory in response to the third user subsystem activity data being associated with the first user identifier, the third user subsystem activity data and the third user identifier in association with the first user account; and
updating the user profile using the third user subsystem activity data associated with the first user account.

US Pat. No. 10,459,975

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CREATING AN AUTOMATIC VIDEO SUMMARY

SHUTTERSTOCK, INC., New ...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:receiving an input selection of a key frame in a video clip;
including the key frame within a first plurality of frames selected from the video clip;
adjusting at least one weighting factor for a value entry in the first plurality of frames to obtain a second plurality of frames having at least one reduced dimensionality;
obtaining a one-dimensional representation of the first plurality of frames with a plurality of weighted entry values from the second plurality of frames;
correlating at least two entry values in the one-dimensional representation to obtain a selector, wherein the selector is a one-dimensional array with each entry comprising a probability that each of a second plurality of frames be selected as the key frame in a video summary of the video clip;
storing the at least one weighting factor as a network entry in a process network when the selector picks the key frame from the first plurality of frames; and
applying the process network to a third plurality of frames in the video clip to form the video summary of the video clip.

US Pat. No. 10,459,858

PROGRAMMABLE EVENT DRIVEN YIELD MECHANISM WHICH MAY ACTIVATE OTHER THREADS

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A system comprising:a system memory to store program instructions and data; and
a processor comprising:
execution resources to execute the program instructions;
a monitor to detect conditions associated with the execution resources, the monitor including multiple monitor counters, at least one of the monitor counters programmable by software to count occurrences of a microarchitectural event selected from multiple events, wherein the microarchitectural event to be monitored by the monitor is programmed by setting one or more bits in a storage location, wherein the software comprises a user program, and the monitor is programmable by the user program executed at a privilege level lower than a privilege level of an operating system;
wherein the monitor is to detect a cache miss event based on the at least one monitor counter reaching a count; and
wherein, in response to detecting the cache miss event, execution of the program is to be redirected to a handler that handles an exception.

US Pat. No. 10,459,821

DYNAMICALLY CONTROLLING ERASURE CODE DISTRIBUTION IN AN OBJECT STORE

Quantum Corporation, San...

1. An apparatus that dynamically controls erasure code distribution in an object store, the apparatus comprising:a processor;
a memory;
a set of circuits that control the location of an erasure code in an erasure code based object store, where the object store includes two or more devices on which an erasure code can be stored; and
an interface that connects the processor, the memory, and the set of circuits;
the set of circuits comprising:
a first circuit that accesses a first data concerning an operating condition associated with the object store, and that recognizes an association between a plurality of objects associated with an erasure code to be stored in the object store;
a second circuit that identifies a usage pattern associated with the plurality of objects, where the usage pattern is based, at least in part, on the association, where the usage pattern concerns a relationship between an ingest site and an accessing site, and a relationship between the plurality of objects or erasure codes to be stored in the object store;
a third circuit that generates a prediction of where, in the object store, a read operation will be performed on the plurality of objects, based, at least in part, on the usage pattern; and
a fourth circuit that creates a distribution plan to control distribution of erasure codes to members of the two or more devices when the erasure codes are stored in the object store, where the distribution plan is based, at least in part, on the first data and the prediction.

US Pat. No. 10,459,650

DATA OPERATION METHOD AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a volatile memory;
a nonvolatile storage;
a main battery for supplying main power to the electronic device;
a supplementary battery; and
a data processor in communication with the battery, the memory and the storage,
wherein the data processor is configured to:
when a request of a file is received by the data processor, determine whether the requested file is a first type to be processed in a synchronous write mode or a second type to be processed in an asynchronous write mode;
based on the requested file being the first type, operate a first journaling file system (JFS) which is configured in connection with a RAMDisk based on a fixed address area reserved for the memory used as the RAMDisk;
based on the requested file being the second type, operate a second JFS which is configured in connection with the storage; and
supply power to the memory using the supplementary battery for maintaining a data write state of the memory when supply of the main power by the main battery is interrupted.

US Pat. No. 10,459,611

SMART WORKSTATION METHOD AND SYSTEM

Steelcase Inc., Grand Ra...

1. A method for associating a user's portable computing device with a workstation, the method comprising the steps of:sensing a link activity at the workstation indicating that a user wants to associate the user's portable computing device with the workstation;
determining that the user's portable computing device is located within a wireless near field zone;
establishing wireless communication between the workstation and the user's portable computing device;
receiving a user workstation settings input at the user's portable computing device, the user workstation settings input including at least a workstation standing height preference and a workstation sitting height preference;
monitoring the location of the user's portable computing device within a wireless present zone associated with the workstation wherein the wireless present zone is larger than the near field zone; and
if the user's portable computing device is detected within the wireless present zone, adjusting height of the workstation using the user workstation settings input; and
if the user's portable computing device is no longer detected within the wireless present zone, removing a workstation control interface from the display screen.

US Pat. No. 10,459,598

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANIPULATING A 3D MODEL

MAPPEDIN INC., Waterloo ...

1. A method for manipulating a 3D model displayed on a display, the method comprising:detecting one or more display engagement events from a user touch input;
determining a location of each display engagement event to generate a corresponding display engagement point;
capturing virtual camera state information of a virtual camera;
generating and storing a model anchor point for each display engagement point;
detecting movement of the display engagement point and capturing an updated display engagement point; and
generating a transformation matrix including updated virtual camera state information; and
wherein the virtual camera state information is stored as an affine transform matrix and a non-affine perspective matrix.

US Pat. No. 10,459,521

TOUCH SURFACE FOR SIMULATING MATERIALS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method of simulating a material using a touch-sensitive surface, comprising:locally controlling a temperature of a portion of the touch-sensitive surface using a temperature control device positioned directly beneath the touch-sensitive surface; and
vibrating the portion of the touch-sensitive surface using one of a set of actuators that are positioned directly beneath the touch-sensitive surface in contact with the touch-sensitive surface; wherein a temperature and vibration of the portion of the touch-sensitive surface simulates a temperature and feel of the material.

US Pat. No. 10,459,418

TECHNOLOGY FOR ASSESSING AND PRESENTING FIELD DEVICE COMMISSIONING INFORMATION ASSOCIATED WITH A PROCESS PLANT

FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS,...

1. A computer-implemented method of accessing commissioning data associated with a set of devices in a process plant, where at least some of the set of devices are communicatively connected to operate in the process plant during run-time to control a set of processes, the method comprising:obtaining, at a computing device for each of the set of devices, commissioning status data for the respective device;
accessing a set of defined commissioning parameters respectively associated with the set of devices;
determining, by the computing device for each of the set of devices, a difference between the respective commissioning status data and the respective defined commissioning parameter; and
causing a user interface to indicate (i) the set of differences between the set of commissioning status data and the set of defined commissioning parameters, (ii) a first option to modify, for a device of the set of devices, the defined commissioning parameter of the device to match the commissioning status data of the device, and (iii) a second option to configure the device according to the defined commissioning parameter of the device.

US Pat. No. 10,459,391

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS EQUIPPED WITH FUNCTION TO SPECIFY ERROR CAUSING PART

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:causal part candidates that are candidates of parts of the image forming apparatus that can cause an occurrence of an error in the image forming apparatus;
an associated component that is relevant to at least one of the causal part candidates and of which a state change is detectable;
a detector configured to detect the state change of the associated component;
a memory configured to store the state change of the associated component detected by the detector in association with a detected time; and
at least one processor configured to execute functions as follows:
an error detecting function that detects the occurrence of the error; and
a specifying function that specifies an error causing part that is the part causing the occurrence of the error from among the causal part candidates based on a time at which the occurrence of the error is detected and information stored in the memory.

US Pat. No. 10,459,363

PRINTING EQUIPMENT, ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS AND TONER CARTRIDGE UNIT THEREOF

AVISION INC., Hsinchu (T...

1. A printing equipment, comprising:a electrophotographic apparatus including an OPC drum unit and a toner cartridge unit, the OPC drum unit has an organic photoconductor, a first memory and a first electrical connector, the first electrical connector is coupled to the organic photoconductor and the first memory, the toner cartridge unit has a developing roller, a second memory and a second electrical connector, the second electrical connector is coupled to the developing roller and the second memory, wherein the first electrical connector is contacted to the second electrical connector directly and physically; and
a host including a controller, a data carrier transporting module and a third electrical connector, the third electrical connector is coupled to the controller, wherein the third electrical connector is contacted to one of the first electrical connector or the second electrical connector directly and physically;
wherein the first electrical connector has a first surface and a second surface, the first surface is configured with conductive terminals, the second surface is configured with conductive pads, and the conductive terminals of the first surface are contacted to the second electrical connector directly and physically, the conductive pads of the second surface are contacted to the third electrical connector directly and physically.

US Pat. No. 10,459,231

AUGMENTED REALITY SYSTEMS AND METHODS WITH VARIABLE FOCUS LENS ELEMENTS

Magic Leap, Inc., Planta...

1. A display system comprising:a head-mountable display configured to project light to a viewer to display image information on one or more depth planes, the display comprising:
one or more waveguides configured to project the light to the viewer, wherein the one or more waveguides are further configured to transmit light from objects in a surrounding environment to the viewer;
a first variable focus lens element between the one or more waveguides and a first eye of the viewer, wherein the first variable focus lens element is configured to modify the projected light to correct for a refractive error of the first eye of the viewer; and
a second variable focus lens element between the one or more waveguides and the surrounding environment, wherein the second variable focus lens element is configured to modify light from objects in the surrounding environment to correct for a refractive error of the first eye of the viewer.

US Pat. No. 10,459,198

OPTICAL IMAGE CAPTURING SYSTEM

ABILITY OPTO-ELECTRONICS ...

1. An optical image capturing system, from an object side to an image side, comprising:a first lens element with positive refractive power;
a second lens element with negative refractive power;
a third lens element with negative refractive power;
a fourth lens element with positive refractive power;
a fifth lens element with positive refractive power;
a sixth lens element with negative refractive power; and
an image plane;
wherein the optical image capturing system comprises only six lens elements with refractive power, a maximum height for image formation on the image plane perpendicular to the optical axis in the optical image capturing system is denoted by HOI, at least two lens elements among the first through sixth lens elements have at least one inflection point on at least one surface thereof, focal lengths of the first through sixth lens elements are f1, f2, f3, f4, f5 and f6 respectively, a focal length of the optical image capturing system is f, an entrance pupil diameter of the optical image capturing system is HEP, a distance on an optical axis from an axial point on an object-side surface of the first lens element to an axial point on the image plane is HOS, a half of a maximum view angle of the optical image capturing system is HAF, thicknesses in parallel with an optical axis of the first through sixth lens elements at a distance from the optical axis of ½ HEP respectively are ETP1, ETP2, ETP3, ETP4, ETP5 and ETP6, a sum of ETP1 to ETP6 described above is SETP, thicknesses of the first through sixth lens elements on the optical axis respectively are TP1, TP2, TP3, TP4, TP5 and TP6, a sum of TP1 to TP6 described above is STP, and the following relations are satisfied: 1.0?f/HEP?1.9, 0 deg wherein the first lens element has a convex object-side surface, the third lens element has a convex object-side surface, the fifth lens element has a convex image-side surface, and the sixth lens element has a convex object-side surface and a concave image-side surface.

US Pat. No. 10,459,185

FIBER OPTIC CABLE BUFFER TUBE MID-SPAN ACCESS TOOL

RIPLEY TOOLS, LLC, Cleve...

1. A tool for removing insulation in mid-span of a cable carrying a signal-transmitting conduit comprising:a lower body section and an upper body section movable toward and away from the lower body section;
a curved mandrel disposed on the lower body section, the curved mandrel having a central peak portion and adjacent portions curving downward away from the peak portion, to present a mid-span portion of the cable insulation on a side away from the mandrel peak portion;
a blade disposed on the upper body section, the blade movable toward and away from the curved mandrel;
wherein the cable is securable in the curved mandrel in a curved position, allowing the blade to shave the cable insulation allowing access to the signal-transmitting conduit.

US Pat. No. 10,459,053

MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING APPARATUS AND MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING METHOD

Canon Medical Systems Cor...

1. A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus comprising:sequence control circuitry configured to execute a first pulse sequence to acquire multiple sets of data with different echo times (TEs), the first pulse sequence being a pulse sequence of an ultrashort echo time (UTE) imaging technique and being a multi-echo pulse sequence; and
processing circuitry configured to derive a value of a TE (Echo Time) in a second pulse sequence executed by the sequence control circuitry based on the multiple sets of data.

US Pat. No. 10,459,006

PROBE SYSTEMS AND METHODS

FormFactor Beaverton, Inc...

1. A probe system, comprising:a chuck including a support surface configured to support a substrate that includes a device under test (DUT);
a probe head assembly, including:
(i) a platen;
(ii) a first manipulator operatively attached to the platen;
(iii) a first manipulated assembly operatively attached to the first manipulator and including a first probe configured to contact the DUT;
(iv) a second manipulator operatively attached to the platen; and
(v) a second manipulated assembly operatively attached to the second manipulator and including a second probe configured to contact the DUT; and
a measurement device configured to directly measure a distance between the first manipulated assembly and the second manipulated assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,458,984

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INTERACTION ANALYSIS

GE Healthcare Bio-Science...

1. A method for evaluation of an interaction between an analyte in a fluid sample and a ligand immobilized on a sensor surface of a biosensor, the method comprising:providing a reference binding curve, representing a reference interaction for a predetermined acquisition cycle,
acquiring, using the bio sensor, a sample binding curve for the analyte ligand interaction for the predetermined acquisition cycle,
generating a graphical user interface, including an upper threshold curve and a lower threshold curve defined with respect to the reference binding curve, wherein at least one of the upper and lower threshold curves is movable with respect to the reference binding curve to adjust a threshold range for one or more phases in the predetermined acquisition cycle to set deviation criteria for analysis of the sample binding curve,
excluding a section of the sample binding curve exhibiting a disturbance, wherein identification of the disturbance to automatically exclude sample binding curves with a disturbance is based on known analyte ligand interaction and predetermined acquisition conditions, wherein the exclusion contains a transition between an association phase and a dissociation phase of the predetermined acquisition cycle,
registering a deviation of the sample binding curve from the reference binding curve according to the threshold range and deviation criteria, wherein excluded sections of the sample binding curve are not included during the registering of the deviation,
classifying the analyte ligand interaction as equivalent to the reference interaction when the registered deviation is less than the deviation criteria, wherein the deviation criteria are weighted in response to phases of the predetermined acquisition cycle and the upper and lower reference threshold binding curves, and
generating, based on the classification, a determination of molecular binding interaction at a sensing surface independent of interaction models, wherein the generated binding interaction excludes binding curve sections with disturbances.

US Pat. No. 10,458,885

RAPID DESORBER HEATING AND COOLING FOR TRACE DETECTION

Rapiscan Systems, Inc., ...

9. A system for detecting a substance of interest within a sample, the system comprising:a desorber comprising a housing, an inlet integrated into the housing and configured to receive the sample, a heating element integrated into the housing and configured to generate heat that releases a vapor from the sample, an internal cooling element positioned within the housing and configured to cool the heating element and an internal portion of the desorber, and an external cooling element integrated into the housing and configured to cool an external portion of the desorber, wherein the internal cooling element and the external cooling element are operable simultaneously or sequentially, and wherein the internal cooling element and external cooling element comprise at least one of a fan, a pump, a thermal electric cooler, a compression refrigeration cycle, or an absorption refrigeration cycle; and
an analysis device configured to screen the vapor for the substance of interest.

US Pat. No. 10,458,788

ADHESIVELY COUPLED POWER-METER FOR MEASUREMENT OF FORCE, TORQUE, AND POWER AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

4iiii Innovations Inc., ...

1. A power-meter for measurement of one or more of force, torque, and power of a mechanical arm, comprising:a plate having a first surface prepared for adhesively coupling with the mechanical arm;
at least one strain gauge physically coupled with a second surface of the plate, opposite the first surface, and with an orientation wherein (a) mechanical forces transfer from the mechanical arm to the at least one strain gauge when the plate is adhesively coupled to the mechanical arm and (b) the at least one strain gauge has reduced sensitivity to forces that do not contribute to bending of the mechanical arm;
electronics for determining one or more of force, torque, and power from signals of the at least one strain gauge; and
a wireless transmitter for transmitting, to a receiving device, one or more of force, torque, and power.

US Pat. No. 10,458,774

MULTI-FUNCTION MEASURING GAUGE

1. A multi-function gauge comprising:a U-shaped body including first and second arms connected by an intermediate portion;
a fixed measurement probe connected to one of the arms;
a slide disposed between the two arms, the slide being supported on a guide rail for movement between the two arms;
a movable measurement probe connected to the slide;
a spring operatively engaging the slide to bias the slide in one direction relative to the fixed measurement probe; and
a linear displacement gauge mechanically connected to the movable measurement probe to measure the distance between the fixed and movable measurement probes, wherein the linear displacement gauge is attached to the intermediate portion in a first mode and in a second mode the linear displacement gauge is attached to one of the arms and operatively engages the slide.

US Pat. No. 10,458,735

COMBINED LOADING DEVICE AND COMBINED LOADING METHOD FOR SHELL AND CHARGE

HANWHA DEFENSE CO., LTD.,...

1. A combined loading device comprising:a first housing in which a shell is inserted;
a second housing in which a charge is inserted, the second housing being connected to the first housing and configured to transfer the charge to the first housing;
a first support located in the first housing and configured to allow the shell or the charge to be seated and linearly moved; and
a driving unit located inside the first housing, connected to the first support, and configured to move the first support on which the shell is seated,
wherein the second housing comprises a transfer unit,
wherein the second housing is located higher than the first housing with respect to a ground, and
wherein the transfer unit is configured to transfer the charge from the second housing to the first support using gravity such that the charge is seated on the first support.

US Pat. No. 10,458,725

HEAT EXCHANGER WITH JOINTED FRAME

Dana Canada Corporation, ...

1. A heat exchanger comprising:a plurality of stacked heat exchanger plates;
a plurality of frame members, wherein one frame member of the plurality of frame members is interposed between adjacent ones of the plurality of stacked heat exchanger plates such that the one frame member interposed between adjacent heat exchanger plates, spaces apart the adjacent heat exchanger plates, the plurality of frame members and the plurality of stacked heat exchanger plates together defining fluid channels therebetween;
corresponding pairs of openings formed in each of said heat exchanger plates, the corresponding pairs of openings in adjacent plates aligning so as to define respective inlet and outlet manifolds for inletting and discharging a first and a second fluid through corresponding ones of said fluid channels in said heat exchanger;
wherein each heat exchanger plate defines a perimeter, and each one of said plurality of frame members comprises:
a first frame portion; and
a second frame portion;
wherein the first frame portion and the second frame portion are identical, separate, unitary members disposed in mating relationship such that one of the first frame portion and the second frame portion is rotated 180 degrees with respect to the other one of the first frame portion and the second frame portion about an axis perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the one frame member of the plurality of frame members, the first frame portion and the second frame portion being cooperatively configured and disposed between adjacent heat exchanger plates such that the mating of the first and second frame portions is with effect that a first sealing member is disposed about the perimeter of each heat exchanger plate for sealingly joining the adjacent heat exchanger plates together at their perimeters defining the fluid channels therebetween, and a second sealing member is disposed within the perimeter of the heat exchanger plate fluidly isolating each opening in one of the corresponding pairs of openings from the fluid channel defined by the first sealing member and the heat exchanger plates, the other pair of corresponding openings remaining in fluid communication with the fluid channel; and
wherein:
the first frame portion and the second frame portion are each defined by a length of material selected from the group consisting of: wire, rod and bar, the length of material being bent to form a portion of the first sealing member and a portion of the second sealing member such that each first frame portion and each second frame portion has two free ends forming two separate joints;
the length of material has a substantially constant cross-sectional shape, such that a cross-sectional shape of an entirety of the first and second sealing members and a cross-sectional shape of an entirety of the first frame portion and the second frame portion, is constant throughout; and
the mating disposition of the first frame portion and the second frame portion is with effect that a pair of first joints is disposed in the first sealing member such that a first joint is disposed between the first frame portion and the second frame portion at each junction of the first frame portion and the second frame portion, each one of the plurality of frame members further defining a pair of second joints, such that a second joint is disposed at respective junctions between the second sealing member and the first sealing member.

US Pat. No. 10,458,705

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETECTING MOISTURE IN A VACUUM CHAMBER

ASP GLOBAL MANUFACTURING ...

1. A method of drying a medical instrument, comprising:(a) opening a vacuum chamber;
(b) placing the instrument into the chamber;
(c) dosing the chamber;
(d) withdrawing a first volume of air from the chamber;
(e) changing a volume of liquid water into vapor;
(f) introducing a second volume of air into the chamber;
(g) withdrawing the second volume of air from the chamber;
(h) changing a second volume of liquid water into vapor;
(i) introducing a third volume of air into the chamber;
(j) opening the chamber; and
(k) removing the instrument from the chamber in a dry state;
(l) collecting pressure data corresponding to the pressure within the chamber while withdrawing the second volume of air from the chamber;
(m) from the pressure data, calculating a first second-derivative value of pressure with respect to time corresponding to a pressure greater than approximately the triple-point pressure of water;
(n) from the pressure data, calculating a second second-derivative value of pressure with respect to time corresponding to a pressure greater than approximately the triple-point pressure of water and a time subsequent to the time corresponding to the first second-derivative value;
(o) from the pressure data, calculating a third second-derivative value of pressure with respect to time corresponding to a pressure less than approximately the triple-point pressure of water and a time subsequent to the time corresponding to the second second-derivative value;
(p) from the pressure data, calculating a fourth second-derivative value of pressure with respect to time corresponding to a pressure less than approximately the triple-point pressure of water and a time subsequent to the time corresponding to the third second-derivative value;
(q) determining that the fourth second-derivative value is less than or equal to the third second-derivative value; and
(r) determining that the second second-derivative value is less than or equal to the first second-derivative value
wherein opening the chamber and removing the instrument are done in response to determining that the fourth second-derivative value is less than or equal to the third second-derivative value and determining that the second second-derivative value is less than or equal to the first second-derivative value.

US Pat. No. 10,458,701

METHOD FOR FRACTIONATING A STREAM OF CRACKED GAS, USING AN INTERMEDIATE RECIRCULATION CURRENT, AND RELATED PLANT

TECHNIP FRANCE, Courbevo...

1. A method for fractionating a stream of cracked gas from a hydrocarbon pyrolysis plant to obtain an ethylene-rich cut and a C2+ hydrocarbon-lean fuel stream, the method comprising:compressing the stream of raw cracked gas in at least one compressor of a cooling and compression stage to form a compressed cracked gas stream;
upstream cooling and partial condensing, in at least one an upstream heat exchanger, of an upstream stream of cracked gas, obtained from the compressed cracked gas stream, and separation of an upstream liquid in at least one upstream balloon to form an intermediate stream of cracked gas pre-cooled at a first temperature;
intermediate cooling and partial condensing of the intermediate stream of cracked gas in an intermediate heat exchanger and separation of an intermediate liquid in an intermediate separating balloon to form a downstream stream of cracked gas cooled to a second temperature lower than the first temperature;
downstream cooling and partial condensing of the downstream stream of cracked gas in at least one downstream heat exchanger to a third temperature lower than the second temperature;
introducing the downstream stream of partially condensed cracked gas from the downstream heat exchanger in a downstream separator;
recovering, at the head of the downstream separator a gas stream of high-pressure fuel, lean in C2+ hydrocarbons, and recovering, at the bottom of the downstream separator, a downstream liquid, rich in C2+ hydrocarbons;
passing of the stream of high-pressure fuel through the downstream exchanger and the intermediate exchanger to form a heated high-pressure fuel stream;
expanding the heated high-pressure fuel stream in at least one first dynamic expansion device to obtain a stream of partially expanded fuel;
heating of the stream of partially expanded fuel through the downstream exchanger and the intermediate exchanger;
treating at least one liquid stream obtained during the upstream cooling, intermediate cooling and downstream cooling to form the ethylene-rich cut;
forming an expanded intermediate recirculation stream from a liquid obtained during the upstream cooling and/or intermediate cooling, upstream from the downstream cooling;
circulating the expanded intermediate recirculation stream at least in the upstream heat exchanger to cool the upstream stream of cracked gas;
reintroducing the reheated intermediate recirculation stream in the raw cracked gas upstream from at least one compressor of the at least one compressor of the cooling and compression stage, the upstream, intermediate and downstream cooling being carried out without heat exchange respectively of the upstream stream of cracked gas, the intermediate stream of cracked gas and the downstream stream of cracked gas with an external refrigeration cycle, wherein passing the stream of high-pressure fuel through the downstream exchanger and the intermediate exchanger includes passing the stream of high-pressure fuel through the downstream exchanger and the intermediate exchanger without passing the stream of high-pressure fuel through the upstream heat exchanger between the head of the downstream separator and the at least one first dynamic expansion turbine.

US Pat. No. 10,458,637

HIGH-INTELLIGENT LED STREET LAMP

Xiaojun Liu, Shenzhen (C...

1. A high-intelligent light emitting diode (LED) street lamp, comprising:a control box;
a signal display box arranged on an upper portion of the control box; and
a support rod arranged on an upper portion of the signal display box;
wherein an LED street lamp assembly, a solar panel assembly, and a wind power generation assembly are sequentially arranged on the support rod; a controller, a rectify and filter unit, a constant-current protection unit, a power supply, a data memory, a wireless communication transmission unit, an alerter, a sound device, and a voltage stabilizer are arranged inside the control box; the wireless communication transmission unit is configured to communicate with external mobile terminals and the alerter is configured to generate an alarm sound in case of an emergency; and a touch display screen, a face recognition sensor, a fingerprint reader, and a light sensor are arranged on an outer side of the signal display box, the touch display screen is configured to display information; the face recognition sensor is configured to perform face recognition and face sensing; the fingerprint reader is configured to control an operation of the LED street lamp; the light sensor is configured to perform real-time sensing of external light intensity; the rectify and filter unit, the constant-current protection unit, the power supply, the data memory, the wireless communication transmission unit, the alerter, the sound device, the voltage stabilizer, the touch display screen, the face recognition sensor, the fingerprint reader and the light sensor are electrically connected with the controller; heat sink for improving a heat dissipation performance of the LED street lamp is arranged inside the control box; two sides of the control box defining a plurality of heat dissipation holes; an access door is arranged on a front surface of the control box;
wherein the LED street lamp assembly comprises a first rotary assembly, a plurality of street lamp rods connected with an end of the first rotary assembly, and LED lamp bodies; each of the LED lamp bodies is arranged on an other end relative to the first rotary assembly of the street lamp rod; a first rotary driving motor is arranged inside the first rotary assembly; the first rotary assembly is driven by the first rotary driving motor and rotates along with the lamp rods around the support rod;
wherein the solar panel assembly comprises a second rotary assembly, a plurality of solar panel connect rods connected with an end of the second rotary assembly, and solar panels; the solar panel is arranged on an other end relative to the second rotary assembly of the solar panel connect rod; a second rotary driving motor is arranged inside the second rotary assembly; the second rotary assembly is driven by the second rotary driving motor and rotates along with the solar panel connect rods around the support rod;
wherein the wind power generation assembly comprises a power generation box and at least three power generation fans arranged inside the power generation box; a lateral side of the power generation box defining a ventilation window, and the power generation fans arranged close to the vent window; a storage battery is arranged inside the control box; the heat sink, the first rotary driving motor, the solar panel, the second rotary driving motor, the power generation fans are electrically connected with the controller; a smoke sensor and a temperature sensor are arranged inside the control box; the smoke sensor and the temperature sensor are electrically connected with the controller; a waterproof protective cover relatively covers an external portion of the control box and an external portion of the signal display box; the heat dissipation holes of the control box are long-strip holes; each of the beat dissipation holes range from 3-5 cm in width; a sound control mechanism assembly and a coded lock mechanism are arranged on the external portion of the signal display box; the sound control mechanism assembly and the coded lock mechanism are electrically connected with the controller.

US Pat. No. 10,458,619

LIGHTING DEVICE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

Volkswagen Aktiengesellsc...

1. A lighting device for a motor vehicle, the lighting device comprising:a housing that is covered by a lens in a light main radiation direction;
at least one supporting plate for multiple illuminants, different light functions being assigned to the illuminants; and
a recess formed in a wall of the housing that at least partially provides a function of a reflector and is assigned to one of the light functions, the recess having a volume that is multiple times smaller compared to a remainder of the housing volume, and only a part of the supporting plate including at least one of the illuminants projects into the recess, the part of the supporting plate being multiple times smaller than a remaining part of the supporting plate that supports the illuminants for the other light functions,
wherein the at least one supporting plate and the part of the supporting plate that projects into the recess together form a single flat plate that defines a single plane, and
wherein a screen is arranged between the housing and the lens, the screen having an opening at least in an area of the recess.

US Pat. No. 10,458,615

VEHICLE LAMP

Ichikoh Industries, Ltd.,...

1. A vehicle lamp comprising:a light source;
a heat sink on which the light source is disposed;
a reflector that is disposed above the heat sink and reflects light from the light source toward a front side;
a lens that is disposed further front side than the light source and irradiates the light toward the front side; and
a light distribution pattern switching part that is disposed between the lens and the light source and switches a light distribution pattern, wherein
the light distribution pattern switching part includes
a bracket,
a crank that is supported by a support part of the bracket,
a shade that performs a rotation action to switch the light distribution pattern, and
a support shaft that rotatably supports the shade and is fixed on the bracket,
the crank includes
a rotating shaft part that extends across the bracket to be rotatably supported by the support part of the bracket, and
a rotation action part that is formed at one end of the rotating shaft part and vertically rotates about the rotating shaft part to perform a rotation action of the shade, and wherein
the support shaft is disposed to cross the rotating shaft part of the crank so as not to remove the rotating shaft part of the crank from the support part of the bracket.

US Pat. No. 10,458,520

DIRECTION CONTROLLED GEARBOX FOR APPLIANCE

SHARKNINJA OPERATING LLC,...

1. A drive system for use in a piece of an appliance, comprising:a drive shaft; and
a first rotary coupling and a second rotary coupling, wherein when said drive shaft is rotated in a first direction, said first rotary coupling and said second rotary coupling rotate about an axis of said drive shaft at a same speed and when said drive shaft is rotated in a second opposite direction, said first rotary coupling and said second rotary coupling rotate about said axis of said drive shaft at different speeds.

US Pat. No. 10,458,486

CLUTCH MECHANISM AND METHOD FOR INSTALLING SUCH MECHANISM ON TRANSMISSION DRIVETRAIN

Valeo Embrayages, Amiens...

1. A clutch mechanism intended to be installed between an engine and a transmission of a motor vehicle, the clutch mechanism comprising:a subassembly comprising:
a clutch;
a clutch support (500) configured to support the clutch radially by a rolling bearing (113); and
an output hub;
a clutch control system (300) comprising a housing (307) and an annular piston configured to move axially with respect to the housing (307) in order to engage or disengage the clutch, the clutch support (500) being arranged in an axially intermediate position between the control system (300) and the output hub;
an axial locking system for axial locking of the clutch control system with respect to the clutch, the axial locking system comprising:
a first axial locking element (304, 402) configured to implement at least an axial retention between the control system (300) and the transmission (400);
a second axial locking element (600) configured to provide an axial retention between the clutch and a shaft (A1, A2) of the transmission, the second axial locking element (600) axially engaging both the shaft (A1, A2) of the transmission (400) and the output hub of the clutch; and
a rotational coupling device (303, 503) for non-rotatably coupling of the clutch support (500) with respect to the control system (300), the rotational coupling device (303, 503) being different from the axial locking system;
the rotational coupling device (303, 503) comprising first splines (303) arranged on the clutch control system (300) and second splines (503) arranged on the clutch support (500), the first splines non-rotatably engaging the second splines.

US Pat. No. 10,458,464

ROLLER STRUCTURE

FIVETECH TECHNOLOGY INC.,...

1. A roller structure, comprising:an elongated axial portion disposed coaxially in an axial through-hole centrally provided in a cylindrical roller, the cylindrical roller rotatable about the elongated axial portion, wherein an end of a cylindrical bush is fixed to an end of the elongated axial portion, and another opposite end of the cylindrical bush having an engaging portion coupled to a load, wherein the cylindrical bush having an annular first stop portion positioned proximate to one axial end of the cylindrical roller; and
a second stop portion disposed at an opposite end of the elongated axial portion and positioned proximate to an opposite axial end of the cylindrical roller such that the cylindrical roller rotates between the second stop portion and the annular first stop portion;
wherein a receiving chamber having an inner diameter greater than an inner diameter of the axial through-hole is disposed on the opposite axial end of the cylindrical roller to receive the entire second stop portion and fix movably around an outer circumferential edge of the second stop portion.

US Pat. No. 10,458,444

OPTIMIZED METHOD FOR CONTROLLING POSITION AND CROSSOVER PRESSURE IN A DOUBLE ACTING ACTUATOR

FISHER CONTROLS INTERNATI...

1. A method of digitally controlling a double-acting pneumatic actuator, the method comprising:monitoring a crossover pressure over two pneumatic chambers of the double-acting pneumatic actuator;
determining that the monitored crossover pressure is outside of a predefined deadband range corresponding to values extending above and below a crossover pressure set point;
in response to determining that the monitored crossover pressure is outside of the deadband range, determining a difference between the monitored crossover pressure and the crossover pressure set point to generate a crossover pressure error;
executing a control action to drive the monitored crossover pressure to the crossover pressure set point, using the crossover pressure error;
in response to determining that the monitored crossover pressure has reached the set point, setting the crossover pressure error to zero; and
maintaining the crossover pressure error at zero while the monitored crossover pressure is within the deadband range.

US Pat. No. 10,458,429

IMPELLER SHROUD WITH SLIDABLE COUPLING FOR CLEARANCE CONTROL IN A CENTRIFUGAL COMPRESSOR

ROLLS-ROYCE CORPORATION, ...

1. A compressor shroud assembly in a turbine engine, the compressor shroud assembly comprising:a static compressor casing;
an actuator mounted to said casing; and
an impeller shroud for encasing a rotatable centrifugal compressor, said impeller shroud coupled at a forward end to said casing by a slidable coupling that maintains an air boundary during the full range of axial movement of said impeller shroud, said impeller shroud mounted proximate an aft end to said actuator, said impeller shroud moving relative to the rotatable centrifugal compressor in an axial direction while maintaining a radial alignment when said actuator is actuated.

US Pat. No. 10,458,424

CENTRIFUGAL FAN

MINEBEA MITSUMI INC., Na...

1. A centrifugal fan comprising:an impeller having a plurality of pins extending in an axial direction;
a rotor yoke formed with a plurality of through-holes through which the pins penetrate, the rotor yoke being joined to the impeller as the pins penetrate through the through-holes; and
a circuit board arranged in a state having a gap with respect to the rotor yoke,
wherein
an end of each of the pins protrudes from the rotor yoke to a side of the circuit board,
the plurality of pins are arranged with uneven pitch in a circumferential direction of the impeller, and
an outer edge of the circuit board extends outside of the pins in a radial direction of the centrifugal fan.

US Pat. No. 10,458,327

FUEL INJECTION STRATEGIES IN OPPOSED-PISTON ENGINES WITH MULTIPLE FUEL INJECTORS

ACHATES POWER, INC., San...

1. A fuel injection means for injecting fuel into a cylinder of an opposed-piston engine, including:two fuel injectors disposed for direct side injection of fuel into a combustion chamber defined between end surfaces of a pair of opposed pistons as the pair of opposed pistons approach top dead center locations in the cylinder;
engine control means responsive to engine operating conditions for generating output control signals; and,
an injector driver responsive to the output control signals for generating first fuel injector actuation signals operative to cause a first fuel injector of the two fuel injectors to emit a first split injection including a pilot injection followed by a main injection and second fuel injector actuation signals operative to cause a second fuel injector of the two fuel injectors to emit a second split injection including a pilot injection followed by a main injection independently of the first fuel injector;
wherein the first fuel injector actuation signals are constrained by a minimum time interval occurring between successive first fuel injector actuation signals;
wherein the second fuel injector actuation signals are constrained by the minimum time interval occurring between successive second fuel injector actuation signals;
wherein the fuel injector actuation signals impose a time interval separating each pilot injection from its following main injection.

US Pat. No. 10,458,268

TURBINE SHROUD WITH SEALED BOX SEGMENTS

Rolls-Royce North America...

1. A turbine shroud segment adapted for use in a gas turbine engine, the turbine shroud segment comprisinga carrier segment comprising metallic materials, the carrier segment formed to define an attachment-receiving space,
a blade track segment comprising ceramic matrix composite materials, the blade track segment formed to include a runner shaped to extend partway around a central axis and an attachment portion that extends radially outward from the runner into the attachment-receiving space formed by the carrier segment, and
at least one strip seal configured to resist movement of gases after into the attachment-receiving space, the at least one strip seal arranged to extend across a gap formed radially between the carrier segment and the runner into a radially-outwardly opening runner slot formed in a radially-outwardly facing surface of the runner,
wherein a first strip seal is a one-piece component and extends at least most of the way around the attachment portion of the blade track segment, and
wherein the first strip seal is formed to include a gap as it extends around the attachment portion of the blade track segment sized to accommodate thermal expansion induced during use of the turbine shroud segment.

US Pat. No. 10,458,169

DAMPER DEVICE

PIOLAX, INC., Yokohama-S...

1. A damper device provided between a fixed body having an opening portion and an openable and closable body mounted on the opening portion of the fixed body so as to be opened and closed and configured to apply a braking force to the openable and closable body when the openable and closable body is opened and closed relative to the opening portion, the damper device having:an elastic resin member mounted on a projecting portion provided on the openable and closable body; and a receiving recess portion provided on the fixed body to receive the elastic resin member movably,
wherein the elastic resin member includes:
a base portion having a fitting portion in which the projecting portion fits;
a pair of arm portions extending from an outer circumference of the base portion and capable of deforming elastically;
a bridge portion coupling together distal end portions of the pair of arm portions directly or via the base portion and configured to deform elastically as the pair of arm portions deforms elastically; and
a stopper configured to be brought into abutment with the receiving recess portion to restrict the openable and closable body from opening when the openable and closable body opens,
wherein the base portion, the pair of arm portions, the bridge portion and the stopper are formed integrally, and
wherein the receiving recess portion includes: an introducing portion configured to come into abutment with the pair of arm portions to bend the pair of arm portions diametrically towards each other; and a restricting portion configured to come into abutment with the stopper to restrict the openable and closable body from opening, the introducing portion and the restricting portion so functioning when the openable and closable body opens to cause the elastic resin member to move.

US Pat. No. 10,458,129

DRYWALL BANJO TOOLS FOR APPLYING JOINT TYPE

THE ADVANCE EQUIPMENT MAN...

1. A tool for applying joint tape to drywall, the tool comprising:a base configured to couple to a drywall banjo that dispenses the joint tape;
an arm including a proximal end and a distal end opposite the proximal end, the proximal end rotatably coupled to the base to enable the arm to rotate between an extended position and a retracted position, the arm rotatably coupled to the base about a first axis;
a corner wheel rotatably coupled to the distal end of the arm to enable the corner wheel to apply the joint tape along a corner drywall joint when the arm is in the extended position; and
side wheels rotatably coupled to the base to enable the side wheels to apply the joint tape along a flat drywall joint when the arm is in the retracted position, the side wheels rotatably coupled to the base about a second axis that is parallel to and offset from the first axis.

US Pat. No. 10,458,075

BASE FOR TURF SYSTEM WITH VERTICAL SUPPORT EXTENSIONS AT PANEL EDGES

Brock USA, LLC, Boulder,...

1. A turf underlayment layer for supporting an artificial turf assembly, the turf underlayment layer comprising a plurality of panels assembled together, each panel including a top side, a bottom side, and edges extending substantially vertically from the top side to the bottom side, the edges having one or more drainage projections spacing abutting panel edges apart to form a drainage path therebetween, the drainage projections being compressible to absorb relative movement of abutting panels, at least one of the panel edges including at least one vertical support extension having an upper surface that is coplanar with the top side of the panel and defines a deviation between linear segments of the drainage path between adjacent panels, the upper surface configured to support the artificial turf assembly overlying the turf underlayment layer, and the panel edges having one or more complementary indentations corresponding to vertical support extensions of the adjacent panels wherein the vertical support extensions are received in the corresponding indentations and permit relative panel movement parallel to and perpendicular to the drainage paths.

US Pat. No. 10,457,949

RDNA NTS-BASED GENE MULTIPLE INSERTION CASSETTE SET AND GRAS-GRADE RECOMBINANT YEAST STRAIN

CHUNG-ANG UNIVERSITY INDU...

1. A gene multiple insertion cassette comprising:a 5?-end fragment of Sacchoromyces cerevisiae ribosomal DNA nontranscribed spacer (rDNA NTS) consisting of SEP ID NO: 1;
a target insertion gene;
an auxotrophic selection marker gene comprising a promoter region; anda 3?-end fragment of S. cerevisiae rDNA NTS consisting of SEP ID NO: 2, in the stated order.

US Pat. No. 10,457,804

SANDWICH AND METHOD FOR FORMING

Arlington Valley Farms LL...

1. A multi-layered sandwich product for preparation in a microwave oven comprising:a yeast-leavened dough sandwich insert comprising a proofed and baked yeast-leavened dough and a filling, the yeast-leavened dough completely envelopes the filling, the yeast-leavened dough prior to being proofed and baked comprising from about 21 wt % to about 57 wt % water, from about 27 wt % to about 68 wt % flour, from about 1 wt % to about 3 wt % yeast, from about 2 wt % to about 8 wt % eggs, and from about 2 wt % to about 5 wt % of gluten, in which a wt % of yeast to flour is from about 3% to about 6%, the amount of yeast and gluten sufficient to develop a strong gluten structure such that the a yeast-leavened dough sandwich insert accumulates carbon dioxide bubbles, said yeast-leavened dough layer providing support to said food product to facilitate in eating said food product as a sandwich; and
a baked chemically-leavened batter layer that completely envelopes said yeast-leavened dough sandwich insert, the chemically-leavened batter layer prior to being baked is a pourable batter comprising from about 29 wt % to about 68 wt % water, from about 15 wt % to about 40 wt % flour, from about 1 wt % to about 4 wt % of a chemical leavening agent, and from about 7 wt % to about 20 wt % eggs, in which a wt % of the chemical leavening agent to flour is from about 4% to about 8%, said chemically-leavened batter layer forming a soft cake or quick bread-like layer over said yeast-leavened dough layer;
wherein the proofed and baked yeast-leaved dough is disposed between the filling and the baked chemically-leavened batter layer, the proofed and baked yeast-leaved dough has a less coarse texture than the baked chemically-leavened batter layer, and the multi-layered sandwich product has a first molded configuration and the yeast-leavened dough sandwich insert has a second molded configuration, the multi-layered sandwich product having a crispy exterior without a chewy or tough consistency after microwave cooking, and
wherein said chemically-leavened batter layer has a different ingredient composition from said yeast-leavened dough, said filling has a different composition from said chemically-leavened batter layer and said yeast-leavened dough, and,
wherein said proofed and baked yeast-leavened dough has been proofed and baked prior to said chemically-leavened batter layer enveloping said yeast-leavened dough sandwich insert.

US Pat. No. 10,457,592

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A SUBSTRATE COATED WITH A STACK INCLUDING A CONDUCTIVE TRANSPARENT OXIDE FILM

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A process for obtaining an item comprising a substrate made of glass or glass ceramic coated on at least one portion of at least one of its faces with a stack of layers comprising no silver layers and comprising at least one layer of a transparent electrically conductive oxide, said process comprising:a step of depositing said stack, in which step said layer of a transparent electrically conductive oxide and a homogenizing layer are deposited, said homogenizing layer being a layer of metal, said homogenizing layer being a last layer of the stack so that said metal at an upper surface of the homogenizing layer is in contact with an outside atmosphere; then
a heat treatment step in which said stack is exposed to radiation.

US Pat. No. 10,457,564

AMMONIA PRODUCTION PLANT

Nuovo Pignone Tecnologie ...

1. An ammonia production plant, comprising:a feed gas compression section;
a process air compression section;
a syngas compression section; and
a refrigerant compression section;
wherein at least two of the compression sections are combined to form a combined compression train driven by a single driver.

US Pat. No. 10,457,462

SNAP CLOSE PEEL RESEAL PACKAGE

Bemis Company, Inc., Nee...

1. A package, comprising:a tray having a recessed portion and a flange, the recessed portion defining a product-receiving cavity and the flange including two opposed edges defining a width of the tray; and
a lidding film extending across the cavity;
wherein the flange comprises a margin portion and a frame portion, the frame portion surrounding the cavity and the margin portion being disposed alongside the frame portion, wherein the margin portion has a margin width, and wherein a ratio of the margin width to the width of the tray is in a range of 0.8 to 1.2;
wherein the lidding film attaches to both the frame portion and the margin portion of the flange and the lidding film comprises a peelable/resealable film; and
wherein the recessed portion includes a side wall having a first imperforate locking feature, and wherein the margin portion includes a second imperforate locking feature configured to mate with the first imperforate locking feature by pivotably rotating the margin portion towards the side wall.

US Pat. No. 10,457,380

ARTICULATED ROTOR SYSTEMS WITH PITCH INDEPENDENT DAMPING

Bell Textron Inc., Fort ...

1. A proprotor system operable for use on a tiltrotor aircraft having a helicopter flight mode and an airplane flight mode, the proprotor system comprising:a rotor hub;
a plurality of proprotor blades coupled to the rotor hub such that each proprotor blade has three independent degrees of freedom relative to the rotor hub including blade pitch about a pitch change axis, blade flap about a flapping axis and lead-lag about a lead-lag axis;
a plurality of twin spherical elastomeric centrifugal force bearings each coupling one of the proprotor blades with the rotor hub and each providing a coincident hinge with a center point for the respective pitch change, flapping and lead-lag axes between a pair of oppositely disposed spherical surfaces; and
a plurality of lead-lag dampers each coupling one of the proprotor blades with the rotor hub, each lead-lag damper aligned with the pitch change axis of the respective proprotor blade, thereby providing pitch independent lead-lag damping.

US Pat. No. 10,457,377

SELF-PERFORATING SPACER FOR AN INSULATION BLANKET OF AN AIRCRAFT, ASSEMBLY METHOD FOR SAID SPACER AND INSULATION BLANKET FOR AN AIRCRAFT FITTED WITH SAID SPACER

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

1. A self-perforating spacer comprising:a first part including:
a first head; and
a tube having a first end linked to the first head, a second end that is free and a through-seat opening out firstly at the first head and secondly at the second end;
a second part including:
a second head; and
a body extending from the second head to an end face and including a conduit opening out firstly at the second head and secondly at the end face and configured to receive the tube of the first part,
the self-perforating spacer being configured to assume a disassembled state in which the first and second parts are independent and an assembled state in which the first and second parts are linked and immobilized in relation to one another, the first and second parts having cooperating shapes configured to immobilize, in a fitted and locked state corresponding to the assembled state of the self-perforating spacer, the first and second parts in relation to one another when the tube of the first part is seated in the conduit of the second part,
the spacer further comprising a cutting system including:
a first circular blade positioned on a first face of the first head of the first part; and
a second circular blade positioned on the end face of the second part, the first and second blades being configured and positioned to cooperate and to cut when the self-perforating spacer is in the assembled state, wherein the second circular blade comprises an inner edge, an outer edge, and a beveled end extending between the inner edge and the outer edge and oriented toward the first part in the assembled state.

US Pat. No. 10,457,363

ILLUMINATED LIFESAVING JACKET

1. A illuminated lifesaving jacket comprising:a life jacket, a plurality of jacket LEDs, a control unit, a locator module, a water-activated switch, and a jacket battery pack;
wherein the illuminated lifesaving jacket is a personal floatation device with emergency illumination that is activated by exposure to water;
wherein the illuminated lifesaving jacket acquires location information from the locator module and notifies authorities of the location information using a personal communication device;
wherein the life jacket comprises an outer layer of material over a buoyant core;
wherein the life jacket comprises a pair of arm openings and a neckline;
wherein the pair of arm openings is adapted to fit over arms of a person;
wherein the neckline is adapted to surround the neck of the person;
wherein the life jacket opens for donning and removal along a breakline running vertically down the front of the life jacket;
wherein a plurality of fasteners couple the opposing edges of the breakline to hold the life jacket in place;
wherein the life jacket is secured by one or more adjustment straps that surround the life jacket horizontally;
wherein the ends of each of the one or more adjustment straps are joined to each other by one or more buckles and the length of the one or more adjustment straps are adjusted using a plurality of strap length adjusters;
wherein the life jacket comprises one or more waterproof compartments which encloses electrical components;
wherein the one or more waterproof compartments are sealed or are accessible via a resealable aperture;
wherein the life jacket comprises a cell phone pocket;
wherein the cell phone pocket is a pouch for holding the personal communication device;
wherein the cell phone pocket is one of the one or more waterproof compartments;
wherein the personal communication device is placed into the cell phone pocket before entering the water so that the personal communication device is kept dry and operates from within the cell phone pocket;
wherein a power connector within the cell phone pocket couples the jacket battery pack to the personal communication device via wiring and thereby extends the battery life of the personal communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,457,337

VEHICLE BED EXTENDER

Lund Motion Products, Inc...

1. A vehicle bed extender for use with a vehicle having a storage bed having a front end, a rear end, a first side panel defining one side of said bed, a second side panel defining an opposite side of said bed, a bottom surface, and a tailgate at a rear end, said vehicle bed extender comprising:a plurality of wall portions located in different vertical planes, each of the plurality of wall portions comprising:
a first side wall tube comprising a first portion configured to be positioned adjacent the first side panel of the storage bed and a second portion extending from the first portion at a first bend, the second portion angled with respect to the first portion;
a connecting wall tube non-integral with the first side wall tube, the connecting wall comprising a first end portion, a second end portion opposite the first end portion, and a middle portion between the first and second end portions, the first end portion extending from the middle portion at a second bend, the second end portion extending from the middle portion at a third bend, wherein the first end portion of the connecting wall tube is configured to connect to the second portion of the first side wall tube in a first telescoping arrangement; and
a second side wall tube non-integral with the connecting wall tube, the second side wall tube comprising a first portion configured to be positioned adjacent the second side panel of the storage bed and a second portion extending from the first portion at a fourth bend, the second portion angled with respect to the first portion, wherein the second portion of the second side wall tube is configured to connect to the second end portion of the connecting wall tube in a second telescoping arrangement;
a first strut configured to hold the plurality of wall portions, the first strut attached to the plurality of wall portions between the first bend of the first side wall tube and the second bend of the connecting wall tube of each of the plurality of wall portions; and
a second strut configured to hold the plurality of wall portions, the second strut attached to the plurality of wall portions between the third bend of the connecting wall and the fourth bend of the second side wall tube of each of the plurality of wall portions.

US Pat. No. 10,457,197

VEHICLE FOR CONVEYING PERSONS AND ORIENTATION AID

Bombardier Transportation...

1. A vehicle for conveying passengers, the vehicle comprising:an interior space for accommodating the passengers;
a plurality of door areas for entering and leaving the interior space;
an emitter arranged at each door area, the emitter configured to emit an electromagnetic signal, in which an individual identification of the door area is encoded, wherein the individual identification of each door area is specifically encoded for the corresponding door area, wherein the electromagnetic signal also includes information regarding which route the vehicle serves.

US Pat. No. 10,457,195

ADJUSTABLE LIGHTING APPARATUS FOR USE WITH VEHICLES

VALEO NORTH AMERICA, INC....

1. A vehicle lighting assembly, comprising:a plurality of optical systems each configured to output respective light beams;
a primary adjustment part movable along a first axis;
a plurality of levers each operatively coupled to (a) the primary adjustment part and (b) a respective one of the optical systems;
a plurality of lever pivot points corresponding to respective ones of the plurality of levers, wherein movement of the adjustment part along the first axis results in cooperative movement of the plurality of optical systems; and
a joint formed by the primary adjustment part and at least two levers of the plurality of levers.

US Pat. No. 10,456,994

COMPOSITE CONTAINER

SAMTECH CORPORATION, Osa...

1. A composite container comprisinga liner comprising:
a first dome section at a first end of the liner
a second dome section at a second end of the liner, the second end located opposite the first end;
a cylindrical section extending between the first dome section and the second dome section; and
Fiber Reinforced Plastic (FRP) layers comprising:
a hoop layer in which winding of first FRP starts from a first boundary between the cylindrical section and the first dome section and ends at a second boundary between the cylindrical section and the second dome section such that the first FRP is wound around an entirety of the cylindrical section excluding the first dome section and the second dome section, the first FRP being wound using a hoop winding method; and
a first dome section reinforcing layer in which winding of second FRP starts from the first dome section and ends at the second dome section such that the second FRP is wound around the first dome section, the cylindrical section, and the second dome section in a helical form,
wherein, in the first dome section reinforcing layer, a winding angle of the second FRP with respect to an axis of the liner changes as the winding of the second FRP approaches from at least one of the first dome section and the second dome section toward a midpoint of the cylindrical section between the first boundary and the second boundary such that a spacing between adjacent windings of the second FRP wound in the helical form continuously changes in an axial direction of the liner as the second FRP approaches the midpoint of the cylindrical section from the at least one of the first dome section and the second dome section.

US Pat. No. 10,456,878

EQUIPMENT CABINET AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

Ortronics, Inc., New Lon...

1. An equipment cabinet, comprising:a frame structure, the frame structure including a top frame assembly and a bottom frame assembly;
a chimney assembly, the chimney assembly including a first section and a second section that define a passage therethrough, the first section of the chimney assembly including a vertical guide defining a vertical channel formed in the first section and extending along a height of the first section;
a nut slidably disposed within the vertical channel formed in the first section; and
a fastener configured to mate with the nut of the first section to: (i) attach the nut within the vertical channel, and (ii) maintain a position of the second section relative to the first section;
wherein the first section of the chimney assembly is mountable to the top frame assembly of the frame structure;
wherein the second section is slidably movable relative to the first section to extend the passage formed by the first and second sections of the chimney assembly; and
wherein the nut is configured and dimensioned so that loosening the fastener with respect to the nut allows movement of the second section of the chimney assembly via movement of the nut within the vertical channel while the nut remains mounted to the fastener, and tightening the fastener with respect to the nut engages the nut within the vertical channel to prevent movement of the second section of the chimney assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,456,872

LEAD-FREE SOLDER ALLOY, ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT SUBSTRATE, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

TAMURA CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A lead-free solder alloy consisting of:2% by weight or more and 4% by weight or less of Ag;
0.5% by weight or more and 0.7% by weight or less of Cu;
3% by weight or more and 5% by weight or less of Sb;
0.01% by weight or more and 0.03% by weight or less of Ni; and Sn.

US Pat. No. 10,456,863

SUCTION METHOD, SUCTION DEVICE, LASER PROCESSING METHOD, AND LASER PROCESSING DEVICE

FUKUI PREFECTURAL GOVERNM...

1. A suction method of depressurizing a predetermined range of a surface of a target by depressurizing a pressure reduction chamber communicating with a suction port arranged a predetermined operating distance apart from the target installed in an open system, and sucking a gas from the suction port, wherein:a pressure of an inside of the pressure reduction chamber is set equal to or less than a critical pressure at which a speed of the gas sucked from the suction port is brought into a critical state;
a jet speed of the gas in a jetting port from which the gas is jetted toward the target is set more than a Mach number of 0.2, the Mach number being obtained by dividing a jet speed of the gas by a sound speed when the gas jetted from the jetting port is in a steady and stationary state;
the gas is jetted from the jetting port and is sucked by the suction port;
a swirl flow is formed so as to surround the suction port between the surface of the target and the suction port; and
thus a pressure of a central region of the swirl flow from the suction port to the surface of the target is reduced to the critical pressure or less and suction is performed,
wherein the jetting port is arranged with respect to the suction port so as to satisfy Formula 1 and Formula 2 below, by using the equivalent circular diameter D which is the diameter where the area is equivalent in a case where the shape of the suction port is approximated as a circle, a distance r between centers of the suction port and the jetting port and an angle ?h formed by a straight line connecting the center of the jetting port and the center of the suction port and a velocity vector of the gas jetted from the jetting port, when the suction port and the jetting port are projected on a reference plane that is a tangent plane at a center of the plane formed by the suction port:

US Pat. No. 10,456,683

METHOD AND APPARATUS FACILITATING REALISTIC PLAYER INTERACTION IN A SIMULATED SKILL GAME

Everi Games, Inc., Austi...

1. A method of controlling targets displayed during a play in a player-interactive game in which (i) one or more prize targets are displayed on a display system of a gaming machine, each prize target being associated with a predetermined value, and (ii) each prize target is displayed on the display system as reacting on receipt of a successful interaction with the prize target from a player, and (iii) a result of the play is a prize value that includes the respective predetermined value of each prize target receiving a successful interaction from the player in the course of the play in the game, the method including:(a) at a data processing system associated with the gaming machine, receiving a total prize amount to be awarded for the play of the game;
(b) under control of the data processing system, determining an expected target value for a respective record from a target sequence comprising a sequence of records;
(c) under control of the data processing system, selecting a target value for the respective record from a number of different available target values, the selected target value comprising a value from among the number of different available target values that bears a predefined relationship to the expected target value;
(d) under control of the data processing system, selecting a target type correlated to the selected target value;
(e) causing a prize target corresponding to the selected target type to be displayed on the display system under control of the data processing system; and
(f) repeating steps (b), (c), (d), and (e) for each respective record in the target sequence until an end condition is detected for the play.

US Pat. No. 10,456,677

IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE AND IMAGE DISPLAY SYSTEM

NURVE, Inc., Tokyo (JP)

1. An image display device to be used in an image display system provided with a plurality of image display devices and a server that delivers data for causing the plurality of image display devices to display images via a communication network, wherein the server stores terminal information that is information for identifying each of the plurality of image display devices and setting information for causing two or more image display devices out of the plurality of image display devices to cooperate, the image display device comprising:a data obtaining unit that obtains the data from the server;
a display unit that displays an image based on the data;
a display control unit that controls image display in the display unit;
a position and orientation determining unit that determines a position change and an orientation of the image display device;
a position-related information generating unit that generates and transmits information related to a position and an orientation of the image display device based on a result of determination made by the position and orientation determining unit; and
a position-related information obtaining unit that obtains information related to a position and an orientation of at least one image display device, other than the image display device, out of the two or more image display devices that are caused to cooperate based on the setting information, the information being transmitted from the at least one image display device,
wherein the display control unit causes the display unit to display an image based on the data obtained by the data obtaining unit and adapts the image in accordance with a position and an orientation of the image display device based on a result of determination made by the position and orientation determining unit, and further causes the display unit, based on the information related to a position and an orientation obtained by the position-related information obtaining unit, to display information related to an image displayed on an image display device that transmitted the information related to a position and an orientation.

US Pat. No. 10,456,674

TRACK BASED PLAY SYSTEMS

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A set comprising:a computer game;
a plurality of passive physical play pieces, wherein the passive physical play pieces in the set are not configured to send or receive data with other physical play pieces or the computer game; and
a plurality of active physical play pieces, wherein at least one of the plurality of active physical play pieces in the set comprises one or more sensors configured to detect an arrangement of a proximate passive physical play piece and is configured to actively communicate with the computer game, wherein the computer game is configured to:
receive data from the at least one of the plurality of active physical play pieces;
based at least in part on the data received, assist the computer game to infer a shape of a path formed from the plurality of active physical play pieces;
generate a virtual model of a path based on the inferred shape of the path formed from the plurality of active physical play pieces; and
display the virtual model of the path on a display device separate from the plurality of active physical play pieces.

US Pat. No. 10,456,527

GASKET USING MEDICAL SILICONE RUBBER HAVING SLIDABILITY, AND SYRINGE USING SAID GASKET

COKI ENGINEERING INC., O...

1. A gasket, for syringes, to be press-fitted in a syringe barrel and used in a slidable manner, the gasket comprising:a main body portion that is formed of a rigid plastic having a drug solution-resistant property against a drug solution to be loaded in the syringe barrel, and that has a slide-contact surface that slidingly contacts an inner circumferential surface of the syringe barrel; and
a slide-contact ring that is fitted in a concaved groove formed over a whole circumference of the slide-contact surface, and is configured to slidingly contact the inner circumferential surface of the syringe barrel, wherein
within the slide-contact surface, at least a slide-contact surface adjacent to a liquid contact surface with respect to the drug solution is formed to be in contact with the inner circumferential surface and liquid-tight with respect to the inner circumferential surface,
the main body has a liquid-contact side sliding part having the liquid contact surface, the slide-contact surface adjacent to the liquid contact surface, and a back surface contacting the slide-contact ring,
the slide-contact ring is disposed in contact with the back surface of the liquid-contact side sliding part so as to back up the liquid-contact side sliding part,
the slide-contact ring is formed of a slidable silicone rubber obtained by adding a spherical ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene fine powder to a silicone rubber base material, a filler being added to the silicone rubber base material, wherein a silicone oil is optionally added to the slidable silicone rubber of the slide-contact ring,
when the silicone oil is not added, the slidable silicone rubber contains, in volume ratio, the ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene fine powder by 44.5 to 60% and the silicone rubber base material containing the filler for a remaining portion, and
when the silicone oil is added, the slidable silicone rubber contains, in volume ratio, the ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene fine powder by 30 to 65%, the silicone oil by 7 to 40%, a total of the ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene fine powder and the silicone oil being 37 to 72%, and the silicone rubber base material containing the filler for a remaining portion.

US Pat. No. 10,456,450

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING ROTATOR CUFF INJURIES

BIOMIMETIC THERAPEUTICS, ...

1. A method for treating damaged or injured tissue comprising:providing a composition consisting essentially of a scaffolding material having a solution consisting essentially of of platelet-derived growth factor_(PDGF) and a buffer disposed therein, the scaffolding material consisting essentially of i) collagen or ii) collagen and a biocompatible binder, the scaffolding material having a porosity of at least 25%, and the solution having a PDGF concentration ranging from about 0.05 to about 5.0 mg/mL, and
applying the composition to the damaged or injured tissue.

US Pat. No. 10,456,430

LACTOBACILLUS COMPOSITION FOR PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF BACTERIAL VAGINOSIS

Genmont Biotech Incorpora...

1. A method for treating bacterial vaginosis and regulating vaginal immunity comprising: administering to a subject a composition comprising an effective amount of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GMNL-680 with the deposition number CCTCC M 2017766 and Lactobacillus plantarum GMNL-682 with the deposition number CCTCC M 2017767; wherein the effective amount is at least 1010 CFU per day.

US Pat. No. 10,456,397

COVALENT INHIBITORS OF CDK-7

Newave Pharmaceutical Inc...

1. A method of treating a neoplastic disease, comprising administering to a subject in need thereof an effective amount of a compound of Formula (I), or an N-oxide thereof, a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, polymorph, tautomer, stereoisomer, or an isotopic form thereof:whereinA is cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl, heterocycloalkenyl, aryl, heteroaryl, fused hetero-bicyclic, or spiro-heterocyclic;
each of B, and C, independently, is cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl, heterocycloalkyl, heterocycloalkenyl, aryl, or heteroaryl;
each of Z1, Z2, Z3, and Z4 independently, is a bond, (CRaRb)p, (CRaRb)pN(Ra)(CRaRb)q, N(Ra)(CRaRb)qN(Ra), (CRaRb)pO(CRaRb)q, (CRaRb)pC?C(CRaRb)q, (CRaRb)pC?C(CRaRb)q, C(Ra)?N, O, S, C(O), N(Ra), S(O2), OC(O), C(O)O, OSO2, S(O2)O, C(O)S, SC(O), C(O)C(O), C(O)N(Ra), N(Ra)C(O), S(O2)N(Ra), N(Ra)S(O2), OC(O)O, OC(O)S, OC(O)N(Ra), OC(O)N(Ra)(CRaRb)p+1N(Ra)(CRaRb)q, N(Ra)C(O)O, N(Ra)C(O)S, N(Ra)C(O)N(Rb), (CRaRb)pN(Ra)C(O)(CRaRb)q, or (CRaRb)pC(O)N(Ra)(CRaRb)q;
each of m, n, p, and q independently, is 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4;
Warhead is

L1 is N(R7) if the atom which L1 connects to ring A is a carbon atom; or L1 is a direct bond if ring A is a heterocycloalkyl, heterocycloalkenyl, or heteroaryl and the atom which L1 connects to ring A is a nitrogen atom;
L2 is (CRaRb)SCH?HC(CRaRb)r in which each of r, and s independently, is 1, 2, 3, or 4;
each of W1, and W2 independently, is C(R4) or N;
each of R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, and R7, independently, is H, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl, heterocycloalkyl, heterocycloalkenyl, aryl, heteroaryl, halo, nitro, oxo, cyano, —ORa, —SRa, —NRbRc, —C(O)Ra, —S(O)Ra, —SO2Ra, —P(O)RbRc, —C(O)N(Rb)Ra, —N(Rb)C(O)Rc, —C(O)ORa, —OC(O)Ra, —SO2N(Rb)Rc, —N(Rb)SO2Rc, -alkyl-Ra, -alkyl-C(O)Ra, -alkyl-NRbRc, -alkyl-C(O)N(Rb)Rc, -alkyl-N(Rb)C(O), or -alkyl-N(Rb)SO2Rc; and
each of Ra, Rb, Ra, Rb, and Rc, independently, is H, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl, heterocycloalkyl, heterocycloalkenyl, aryl, heteroaryl, halo, cyano, amine, nitro, hydroxy, —C(O)NHOH, alkoxy, alkoxyalkyl, haloalkyl, hydroxyalkyl, aminoalkyl, alkylcarbonyl, alkoxycarbonyl, alkylcarbonylamino, dialkylamino, or alkylamino.

US Pat. No. 10,456,295

MEDICAL DEVICE, ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR CREATING A CHANNEL IN SOFT TISSUE

TEL HASHOMER MEDICAL RESE...

1. A device for creating a channel having predetermined dimensions in an eye wall, the device comprising an elongated member extending along a longitudinal axis X between a first end and a second end;said first end comprising an engagement element configured for engagement with a grip unit comprising a rotor to cause rotation of said elongated member about said longitudinal axis X upon actuation of the rotor to create said channel;
said second end comprising a tissue piercing tip configured for piercing the eye wall during insertion of the device along said longitudinal axis X into the eye wall;
said elongated member comprising a segment proximal to the second end extending along said longitudinal axis X and configured for creating said channel by said rotation, said segment having an external surface having a circumference C and comprising:
at least one depression axially extending along at least a portion of said segment; and
one or more blades with a cutting edge, extending peripherally beyond said circumference C of said external surface, by a distance defining a cutting thickness, the one or more blades extending along at least part of said segment;
said device comprising a protective member configured and operable to:
be fixedly attached to the grip unit at a proximal end of the protective member,
have a lumen surrounding the elongated member and in which the elongated member is entered from its first end to be engaged by the engagement element with the grip unit,
have a predetermined length defining a length of the elongated member that penetrates the eye,
have a shape configured to penetrate through conjunctiva tissue of the eye wall and to form a stopper to prevent excessive penetration of the elongated member into sclera tissue of the eye wall and to block the device from penetrating the eye to an extent that causes damage to inside of the eye, and
be static during rotation of the elongated member thereby protecting the surrounding conjunctiva tissue during the channel creation in the eye wall.

US Pat. No. 10,456,277

PERCUTANEOUS HEART VALVE

Edwards Lifesciences Card...

1. A method of deploying a percutaneous heart valve into a body cavity having an opening surrounded by surrounding body tissue, the method comprising:delivering a percutaneous heart valve to the body cavity in a collapsed configuration, the percutaneous heart valve comprising:
an expandable frame comprising a proximal end and a distal end and a longitudinal axis extending therethrough, the expandable frame comprising a plurality of cells configured to permit the frame to radially expand and collapse between the collapsed configuration and an expanded configuration;
a valve seated inside the expandable frame;
a proximal anchoring portion; and
a distal anchoring portion comprising a plurality of distal anchors; and
radially expanding the expandable frame to the expanded configuration within the opening, wherein, when the percutaneous heart valve is in the expanded configuration:
the proximal anchoring portion extends at least partially distally;
at least a portion of each distal anchor extends proximally to a proximalmost portion of the distal anchor positioned radially outward from the frame, the proximalmost portions extending in a direction that is more parallel with the longitudinal axis than with a transverse axis perpendicular to the longitudinal axis;
at least one of the plurality of distal anchors bends radially outwardly before bending to extend toward the proximal anchoring portion; and
the proximalmost portions of the plurality of distal anchors are spaced apart by less than two cell lengths from a distalmost portion of the proximal anchoring portion;
wherein radially expanding the expandable frame draws the proximal anchoring portion and the plurality of distal anchors closer together with the surrounding body tissue positioned between the proximal anchoring portion and the plurality of distal anchors.

US Pat. No. 10,456,266

APPARATUSES FOR DISTAL FIBULA REPLACEMENT, AND RELATED METHODS

Hayward Surgical, L.L.C.,...

1. An apparatus for distal fibula replacement in a patient, the apparatus comprising:an implantable stem component comprising a proximal portion and a distal portion;
wherein the proximal portion is contoured to form an anterior overlap for engaging with a portion of a fibula bone;
wherein the distal portion defines a first channel positioned and contoured to operatively receive a peronaeus brevis tendon, and the distal portion further defines a second channel positioned and contoured to operatively receive a peronaeus longus tendon;
wherein the first channel has an angle from superior posterior to distal anterior in the range of about 35 degrees to about 55 degrees, and the second channel has an angle from superior posterior to distal anterior in the range of about 25 degrees to about 45 degrees; and
wherein the proximal portion defines one or more holes, each of the one or more holes configured to direct a respective connector when extending therethrough so as to affix the proximal portion to the portion of the fibula bone when installed on the patient, and wherein the apparatus further defines one or more apertures, each aperture configured to direct a respective connector when extending therethrough so as to affix the apparatus to a syndesmosis when the apparatus is installed on the patient.

US Pat. No. 10,456,206

INSTRUMENT ARTICULATION

CMR SURGICAL LIMITED, Ca...

1. A robotic instrument comprising an arm extending between a robot arm connection and an attachment for an end effector, the arm comprising:a first arm part;
a second arm part distal of the first arm part; and
an articulation whereby the first and second arm parts are coupled together, the articulation comprising:
an intermediate coupling having a housing and an articulation mechanism borne by the housing, the housing being attached to the first arm part by a joint permitting the housing and the first arm part to rotate relative to each other about at least two mutually offset axes, and the articulation mechanism comprising:
a first coupler having rotational freedom relative to the housing, a second coupler having rotational freedom relative to the housing and a connector extending between the first and second couplers so that rotation of the first coupler relative to the housing can cause rotation of the second coupler relative to the housing; and
a control rod connected to the first coupler and extending proximally of the first coupler along the first arm part;the second arm part being connected to the second coupler.

US Pat. No. 10,456,142

SURGICAL SAW AND SAW BLADE FOR USE THEREWITH

MAKO Surgical Corp., Ft....

1. A surgical saw blade for being coupled to a drive hub of a surgical saw comprising:an attachment portion configured to be removably coupled to the drive hub and having a cutting portion opposite said attachment portion including a plurality of teeth;
said attachment portion having a first indent and a second indent forming a first space and a second space, wherein said first indent and said second indent have at least one curved portion and said curved portion is convex such that said curved portion impinges said space,
wherein said first indent is defined by a first side, a second side, and a third side and at least one of said first side, said second side, or said third side form said curved portion.

US Pat. No. 10,456,123

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SEALING A VASCULAR PUNCTURE

ACCESS CLOSURE, INC., Sa...

1. A method for sealing an arteriotomy comprising:advancing a closure system through a procedural sheath extending through the arteriotomy, the closure system comprising:
a handle portion;
a sheath adapter extending from the handle portion, the sheath adapter comprising an attachment structure defining a passageway;
an outer catheter extending from the handle portion;
an inner catheter extending through the outer catheter, the outer catheter removably secured to the inner catheter;
a support tube radially between the outer catheter and the inner catheter; and
a sealant positioned in a distal section of the outer catheter;
releasably securing the sheath adapter of the closure system to the procedural sheath by positioning a side port or an irrigation line of the procedural sheath into the passageway of the attachment structure; and
retracting the outer catheter relative to the inner catheter to expose the sealant.

US Pat. No. 10,456,074

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONTRACTION MONITORING

Bloom Technologies NV, G...

1. A contraction monitoring system comprising:an electrode patch comprising at least two electrodes, including a first measurement electrode and a reference electrode, wherein the electrode patch is positionable on an abdomen of a pregnant woman; and
a sensor module configured to be connected to the electrode patch, wherein the sensor module is configured to perform a method comprising:
measuring a biopotential signal with the at least two electrodes,
acquiring inertial sensing data with an inertial sensing module,
automatically identifying the inertial sensing data that comprises one or more motion artifact signals resulting from the overall movement of the pregnant woman, movements of the abdomen induced by fetal movement, and local movement of the sensor module,
inputting the inertial sensing data and out of band energy for the biopotential signal into an artifact filter, wherein the input comprises adapting a threshold over time dependent on the out of band energy,
dynamically adjusting the threshold by calculating a moving baseline energy such that the moving baseline energy adapts with time to follow changes in the inertial sensing data or the out of band energy signal, and dynamically changing the threshold based on the moving baseline energy,
dynamically adjusting the artifact filter by calculating a sensor motion energy from the inertial sensing data, establishing a set minimum level for the sensor motion energy, and lowering the threshold in proportion to the amount by which the sensor motion energy exceeds the minimum level,
filtering or excluding, with the artifact filter, the one or more motion artifact signals from the biopotential signal,
processing the filtered biopotential signal, with a signal processing module, to extract one or more electrohysterogram signals, and
processing the one or more electrohysterogram signals, with the signal processing module, to extract one or more uterine contraction signals.

US Pat. No. 10,455,949

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTERNAL AIRBED STRUCTURE

POLYGROUP MACAU LIMITED (...

1. An inflatable air mattress comprising:a first surface having a first plurality of connection points on an interior side of the first surface;
a second surface having a second plurality of connection points on an interior side of the second surface, the second surface configured to be substantially opposite the first surface when the inflatable air mattress is inflated;
one or more side surfaces connecting the top surface to the bottom surface such that the first surface, the second surface, and the one or more side surfaces form an airtight enclosure; and
a mesh web attached to three or more connection points of the first plurality of connection points and one or more connection points of the second plurality of connection points.

US Pat. No. 10,455,803

SUPPORT ARM ASSEMBLY AND MILKING PARLOUR

DELAVAL HOLDING AB, Tumb...

1. A support arm assembly (2) for milking equipment, the support arm assembly (2) comprising:a pivotable support arm (6) comprising
a first pivot member (12), and
an elongated arm member (14) having a distal end portion (24) and a proximal end portion (26), the elongated arm member (14) being configured to support a milking cluster (28) of the milking equipment at the distal end portion (24), the first pivot member (12) being connected to the proximal end portion (26);
a stationary arm suspension (8) configured to support the pivotable support arm (6), the stationary arm suspension (8) comprising a second pivot member (16), the first pivot member (12) and the second pivot member (16) interacting to permit the distal end portion (24) of the elongated arm member (14) to be pivoted in a first direction (18) and an opposite second direction (20) in a substantially horizontal plane; and
a holding device (36) configured to maintain the elongated arm member (14) in a first pivotal position when the elongated arm member (14) is subjected to a pivotal force smaller than a first pivotal position threshold force in the first direction (18) or the second direction (20) and to prevent the elongated arm member (14) from being pivoted beyond the first pivotal position in the first direction (18).

US Pat. No. 10,455,776

DYNAMIC DETECTION DEVICE FOR GROWTH OF POTTED CROP AND DETECTION METHOD THEREFOR

JIANGSU UNIVERSITY, (CN)...

1. A dynamic detection device for the growth of a potted crop, comprising a detection platform and a rotating shaft, wherein, a rotating motor is mounted on a bottom end of the rotating shaft and configured to drive the rotating shaft to rotate;a first cantilever frame is fixed to a top part of the rotating shaft, and a laser ranging sensor is mounted at a tail end of the first cantilever frame;
a second cantilever frame is fixed to a bottom part of the rotating shaft, and a first step motor is fixed to the rotating shaft and configured to drive the second cantilever frame to move left and right via a gear-and-rack device;
a pressure sensor is mounted at a tail end of the second cantilever frame;
a second step motor is arranged on the detection platform and configured to drive the rotating shaft to move left and right via the gear-and-rack device;
wherein the detection platform is further provided with several bases, each of which is provided with a load sensor, and the bases are arranged circularly along the rotating shaft.
US Pat. No. 10,457,887

TRUNK PISTON ENGINE OIL COMPOSITION

CHEVRON ORONITE TECHNOLOG...

1. A low sulfur marine distillate fuel trunk piston diesel engine lubricating oil composition comprising:(a) a major amount of a Group I base oil or a Group II base oil or mixtures thereof;
(b) at least one or more detergents comprising at least one overbased salt of an alkyl-substituted hydroxybenzoic acid; and
(c) a succinimide dispersant derived from polyalkylene having a number average molecular weight (Mn) of 1400-3000;
wherein the alkyl groups of the overbased salt of an alkyl-substituted hydroxybenzoic acid, are at least 90 mole % C20 or greater; and wherein the succinimide dispersant is present at greater than 1.2 wt. % on an actives basis; and the TBN of the low sulfur marine distillate fuel trunk piston diesel engine lubrication oil composition is less than 30 mg KOH/g.
US Pat. No. 10,457,668

CRYSTALLINE FORMS OF POSACONAZOLE INTERMEDIATE AND PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF AMORPHOUS POSACONAZOLE

BIOCON LIMITED, Kamataka...

1. A process for preparation of crystalline B-3 form of 4-(4-(4-(4-(((3R,5R)-5-((1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-yl)methyl)-5-(2,4-difluorophenyl)tetrahydrofuran-3-yl)methoxy)phenyl) piperazin-1-yl)phenyl)-1-((2S,3S)-2-(benzyloxy)pentan-3-yl)-1H-1,2,4-triazol-5(4H)-one (III) comprising of:a) Treating a solution of 1-((2S,3S)-2-(benzyloxy)pentan-3-yl)-4-(4-(4-(4-hydroxyphenyl)piperazin-1-yl)phenyl)-1H-1,2,4-triazol-5(4H)-one (II) in a polar organic solvent under nitrogen atmosphere with an alkali solution at a lower temperature;
b) Adding ((3S,5R)-5-((1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-yl)methyl)-5-(2,4-difluorophenyl) tetrahydrofuran-3-yl)methyl 4-methylbenzenesulfonate (I) to step a) solution;
c) Adding an aliphatic ester solvent and water to the solution of step b);
d) Separating the layers;
e) Partially concentrating the organic layer and adding an aliphatic hydrocarbon solvent at a lower temperature;
f) Stirring the reaction mass of step e) at elevated temperature; and
g) Cooling the reaction mass of step f), filtering and optionally washing with aliphatic hydrocarbon solvent to provide compound III in crystalline Form B-3.
US Pat. No. 10,456,474

CYCLOSPORIN COMPOSITIONS

Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe,...

1. A method of treating keratoconjunctivitis sicca, the method comprising administering a composition comprising about 0.001% cyclosporin A, a surfactant, and an oil selected from the group consisting of almond oil, corn oil, arachis oil, cottonseed oil, safflower oil, rosemary oil, peanut oil, peppermint oil, sunflower oil, and eucalyptus oil to a patient in need thereof, wherein said composition is an ophthalmically acceptable emulsion.
US Pat. No. 10,456,766

CONTROLLED RELEASE DUAL WALLED MICROCAPSULES

Encapsys LLC, Appleton, ...

1. Microcapsules whose shell wall comprises at one surface a melamine resin, at its other surface a (meth)acrylate polymer, and between the two surfaces an intermediate region comprising an interpenetrating network and/or copolymer of melamine resin and (meth)acrylate polymer, wherein the melamine resin is derived from an aqueous phase composition comprising melamine resin wall forming materials and the (meth)acrylic polymer is derived from an oil phase composition comprising (meth)acrylate polymer wall forming materials selected from (A) the combination of (a) at least one oil soluble or dispersible amine (meth)acrylate, (b) at least one oil soluble or dispersible acidic (meth)acrylate or at least one oil soluble or dispersible simple acid or both, and (c) at least one oil soluble or dispersible multifunctional (meth)acrylate monomer or oligomer and/or prepolymers of two or more of the foregoing and (B) the combination of (a) at least one oil soluble or dispersible acidic (meth)acrylate, (b) at least one oil soluble or dispersible simple base, and (c) at least one oil soluble or dispersible multifunctional (meth)acrylate monomer or oligomer and/or prepolymers of two or more of the foregoing.
US Pat. No. 10,456,785

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REMOTE IDENTIFICATION AND MONITORING OF AIRBORNE MICROBIAL ACTIVITY

NUWAVE SENSOR TECHNOLOGY ...

1. An airborne microbial growth and detection apparatus for detecting an airborne microbial growth, the apparatus comprising:a housing comprising a light source and a first detector, the housing having walls defining an interior volume configured to receive a removable cartridge, the cartridge having a vial defining a volume within which is provided a growth media substrate,
the vial further comprising an open mouth through which air borne particles may pass into the volume of the vial and effect microbial growth on the growth media substrate, and
wherein the cartridge and the housing are configured to mate with each other to effect an operable optical alignment of the vial in the received cartridge with each of the first detector and the light source, and
wherein on receipt of the cartridge within the housing an air flow path through only the cartridge and past the open mouth of the vial is provided, the airflow path operably directing ambient air from outside the housing towards the growth media substrate to effect the microbial growth on the growth media substrate where it is operably detected through use of the light source and detector.

US Pat. No. 10,462,872

ELECTRICAL LOAD SET CIRCUIT, LIGHT STRIP AND CONTROL APPARATUS THEREFOR

1. An electrical circuit comprising at least four electrical loads and a plurality of control signal lines, first and second ones of the electrical loads being polarized and connected in reverse polarity with each other between two of the control signal lines, a third one of the electrical loads being polarized and connected between one of the two control signal lines and a different one of the control signal lines, and a fourth one of the electrical loads being polarized and connected between the different one of the control signal lines and one of the two control signal lines, the connections between the third and fourth electrical loads to the different one of the control signal lines being of opposite polarity, whereby:a) one of the first and second electrical loads is independently selectively activated when opposite signals are applied between the two control signal lines; the different control signal line being kept in a floating state;
b) the second electrical load is independently selectively activated when the signals are reversed with the different control signal line remaining in the floating state;
c) the third electrical load is independently selectively activated when opposite signals are applied between the one of the two control signal lines and the different control signal line, the other of the two control signal lines being kept in a floating state; and
d) the fourth electrical load is independently selectively activated when opposite signals are applied to the other of the first and second control signal lines and the different control signal line, the one of the first and second control signal lines being kept in a floating state.

US Pat. No. 10,462,822

RANDOM ACCESS METHOD AND APPARATUS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A random access method, carried out on a base station, comprising:receiving a preamble sent by a user equipment (UE);
acquiring, according to a pre-obtained first downlink assignment information mapping relationship, a first downlink assignment information mapped to the preamble based on the mapping relationship, wherein the first downlink assignment information is downlink assignment information used by a random access response message; and
sending the random access response message to the UE according to the first downlink assignment information,
wherein, after the sending the random access response message to the UE, the method further comprises:
receiving, by using uplink resources indicated in a pre-obtained first uplink grant information, an uplink message sent by the UE, wherein the uplink message carries an identification information of the UE, and the pre-obtained first uplink grant information is uplink grant information used by the uplink message;
generating a contention resolution message according to the identification information of the UE that is carried in the uplink message; and
sending, by using downlink resources indicated in a pre-obtained second downlink assignment information, the contention resolution message to the UE, wherein the pre-obtained second downlink assignment information is downlink assignment information used by the contention resolution message.

US Pat. No. 10,462,807

METHODS, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEMS FOR DETERMINING COMMUNICATION PRIORITY

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method implemented in a network device for managing device-to-device (D2D) communications, the method comprising:determining, by the network device, a priority for communicating data;
measuring by the network device, an amount of traffic for a resource, wherein the determined priority is based on:
at least the measured amount of traffic; and
different sets of values associated with different levels of quality of service (QoS);
determining a priority indicator based on the determined priority, wherein the priority indicator indicates priority based on a distance between different network devices;
communicating, by the network device, the priority indicator included within a scheduling assignment (SA) to a data transmitter for communicating data,
wherein the priority indicator provides an indication to use or not use a resource to the data transmitter such that the data transmitter uses the resource in accordance with the priority indicator and modifies its own behavior based upon reception of the priority indicator; and
communicating, by the network device, the data, in response to a priority level, of the determined priority, that exceeds a predetermined priority threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,462,804

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING COEXISTENCE IN UNLICENSED BAND AMONG CELLS OF DIFFERENT OPERATORS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method performed by a user equipment (UE) with a base station (BS) of a first operator in an unlicensed spectrum, the method comprising:performing carrier sensing on a wireless local area network (WLAN) in a first potential transmission time unit (P-TTU);
detecting a Wi-Fi signal in the first P-TTU;
when an interference level of the Wi-Fi signal is below a threshold, transmitting information on a pattern of the first P-TTU desired by the UE to the BS of the first operator,
wherein the information on the pattern of the first P-TTU includes a time interval in which the UE desires to communicate with the BS of the first operator in the unlicensed spectrum;
receiving information on a pattern of a second P-TTU from the BS of the first operator, in response to the information on the pattern of the first P-TTU,
wherein the information on the pattern of the second P-TTU includes a first set of P-TTUs assigned to the BS of the first operator and a second set of P-TTUs assigned to another BS of a second operator, and
wherein the first set of P-TTUs and the second set of P-TTUs are multiplexed by a time division multiplexing (TDM);
communicating with the BS of the first operator in the first set of P-TTUs;
receiving an indication that there will be no data transmission in the second set of P-TTUs; and
communicating with the BS of the first operator in the second set of P-TTUs, upon receiving the indication.

US Pat. No. 10,462,790

OFDMA WITH BLOCK TONE ASSIGNMENT FOR WLAN

Marvell International Ltd...

1. A method, comprising:assigning, at an access point (AP) device of a wireless local area network (WLAN), a plurality of different orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) sub-channel blocks to a plurality of client stations that are members of the WLAN;
receiving, at the AP device, respective independent data for the plurality of client stations;
generating, at the AP device, an orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) data unit that includes a preamble and, for each sub-channel block in the plurality of OFDM sub-channel blocks:
a respective legacy portion of the preamble that spans only the OFDM sub-channel block, the legacy portion including a respective legacy signal field that indicates a duration of the OFDMA data unit,
a respective non-legacy signal field in the preamble, the respective non-legacy signal field spanning only the OFDM sub-channel block, and
respective independent data for a respective client station, the respective independent data included within the OFDM sub-channel block; and
transmitting, by the AP device, the OFDMA data unit.

US Pat. No. 10,462,745

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EXTENDING BATTERY LIFE BY MONITORING DEVICE ACTIVITY

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method comprising:determining, by a processor, that a mobile device has been in an inactive state for a first period of time based on one or more signals indicating that the mobile device has not physically moved faster than a threshold velocity or further than a threshold distance within a local environment over the first period of time;
causing, by the processor and during the inactive state, a mobile application of the mobile device to enter a first idle state for a second period of time in response to the determining;
responsive to expiration of the second period of time, causing, by the processor and during the inactive state, the mobile application of the mobile device to exit the first idle state and enter a maintenance state for a third period of time;
responsive to expiration of the third period of time, causing, by the processor and during the inactive state, the mobile application of the mobile device to exit the maintenance state and enter a second idle state for a fourth period of time; and
responsive to determining, by the processor, that the mobile device is no longer in the inactive state during the fourth period of time, causing, by the processor, the mobile application of the mobile device to exit the second idle state.

US Pat. No. 10,462,736

COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM, INFRASTRUCTURE EQUIPMENT, COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND METHOD

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A communications terminal, comprising:a transmitter configured to transmit signals via a wireless access interface to an infrastructure equipment for forming a mobile communications network;
a receiver configured to receive signals from the infrastructure equipment via the wireless access interface; and
a controller configured, in combination with the transmitter and the receiver, to
receive selection information that represents a rule for selecting a wireless communications network, of a plurality of wireless communication networks, in which to transmit or receive data;
determine one or more measurements of wireless access interfaces of the plurality of wireless communications networks to determine which wireless communications network the communications terminal should select to transmit or receive the data; and
select a first wireless communications network, of the plurality of wireless communications networks, in accordance with the selection information and the one or more measurements, wherein
when the receiver receives adapted selection information providing an adapted rule for selecting a wireless communications network, the controller is configured to
determine one or more adapted measurements of the wireless access interfaces in accordance with the adapted selection information; and
select a second wireless communications network, of the plurality of wireless communications networks, which satisfies the adapted rule in accordance with the adapted-determined measurements.

US Pat. No. 10,462,712

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

NEC CORPORATION, Minato-...

1. A base station, comprising:a memory storing instructions; and
one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to:
broadcast system information;
receive, from a user equipment (UE) connected to the base station, a measurement report which includes a Closed Subscriber Group Identity (CSG ID), wherein the CSG ID included in the measurement report is the CSG ID of a candidate cell to be added as a secondary cell that provides communications connectivity for said UE at the same time that communications connectivity is provided for said UE by a primary cell of the base station;
transmit, as part of a procedure for adding the candidate cell as the secondary cell, to a Mobility Management Entity (MME), a request to verify a CSG membership status of the UE, for the CSG ID included in the measurement report, wherein the request includes the CSG ID of the candidate cell to be added as the secondary cell, that provides communications connectivity for said UE at the same time that communications connectivity is provided for said UE by the primary cell of the base station, reported by the UE; and
receive, as part of the procedure for adding the candidate cell as the secondary cell, from the MME, a response which includes a CSG membership status information element providing a result of CSG membership verification performed at the MME.

US Pat. No. 10,462,702

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING TRANSMISSION ON HIGH THOUGHPUT WIRELESS NETWORK

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for performing an adaptive session recovery by a wireless device supporting a transmission communication protocol in a high-speed wireless network, the method comprising:opening at least one recovery session a preset time after a time-out occurs in an original session;
monitoring whether a link recovery is achieved after the at least one recovery session is opened and before a preset maximum wait time elapses; and
if the link recovery is achieved, recovering a transmission speed according to a criterion corresponding to a time when the link recovery is achieved,
wherein recovering the transmission speed comprises, if the link recovery is achieved after the at least one recovery session is opened and between a time of attempting initial retransmission and the preset maximum wait time, recovering the transmission speed using the at least one recovery session and the original session at the time when the link recovery is achieved.

US Pat. No. 10,462,700

METHOD FOR PERFORMING REFLECTIVE QUALITY OF SERVICE (QOS) IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND A DEVICE THEREFOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method performed by a user equipment (UE) operating in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving a downlink (DL) Service Data Adaptation Protocol (SDAP) Protocol Data Unit (PDU) via a DL Data Radio Bearer (DRB), wherein the DL SDAP PDU comprises a DL SDAP header that is prepended to DL Data, and the DL SDAP header comprises (i) a Quality of service Flow Identification (QFI), (ii) a first indication related to a Quality of Service (QoS) flow for an Access Stratum (AS) level, and (iii) a second indication related to a QoS flow for a Non Access Stratum (NAS) level;
based on the first indication being set to ‘1’: storing, by a SDAP entity of the UE, a DL mapping rule between QoS flow and the DRB of the DL SDAP PDU as a UL mapping rule between QoS flow and DRB for uplink (UL) transmission; and
based on the second indication being set to ‘1’: informing, by the SDAP entity to a NAS layer of the UE, the QFI of the DL SDAP PDU.

US Pat. No. 10,462,678

UNIFIED CLOUD-BASED CORE NETWORK SUPPORTING MULTIPLE PRIVATE CBRS NETWORKS OF MULTIPLE OPERATORS WITH NETWORK SLICING

NxGen Partners IP, LLC, ...

1. A method for using a unified core network to provide private LTE networking capabilities to a plurality of private owners, the method comprising:launching a Software Defined Network (SDN) controller wherein the SDN controller is virtualized or containerized;
provisioning a Converged Packet Gateway (CPG) wherein the unified core network comprises the CPG, wherein the CPG comprises a CPG data plane, and wherein the SDN controller configures the CPG data plane;
provisioning a user database (UD) storing user related information wherein the unified core network comprises the UD;
launching a Home Subscriber Server (HSS) wherein the unified core network comprises the HSS, wherein the HSS is virtualized or containerized and wherein the HSS obtains at least some of the user related data from the UD;
launching a Mobility Management Entity (MME) wherein the unified core network comprises the MME, wherein the MME is virtualized or containerized, wherein the MME communicates with the HSS for user authentication, and wherein the MME communicates with the CPG to manage communications between user equipment (UE) and the unified core network;
launching a Policy and Charging Rules Function entity (PCRF) wherein the unified core network comprises the PCRF, wherein the PCRF is virtualized or containerized, wherein the PCRF stores at least one rule, wherein the PCRF obtains at least some of the user related information from the UD, wherein the PCRF is partitioned into a plurality of PCRF partitions comprising a core partition, a first owner partition, and a second owner partition, wherein a unified core network operator has access to and control of the core partition, wherein the one of the private owners has access and control of only the first owner partition, wherein the another one of the private owners has access and control of only the second owner partition;
provisioning a Policy Control Enforcement Function entity (PCEF) wherein the unified core network comprises the PCEF, wherein the PCEF comprises a PCEF data plane and wherein the PCEF enforces at least one of the at least one rule;
providing access to the CPG wherein one of the private owners deploys a first air interface that communicates with a first user equipment, wherein another one of the private owners deploys a second air interface that communicates with a second user equipment, and wherein the first user equipment and the second user equipment access the unified core network via the CPG;
monitoring a plurality of unified core network entities comprising the CPG, the SDN controller, the HSS, the MME, the PCRF, and the PCEF, detecting that one of the unified core network entities has failed, and launching or provisioning a new unified core network entity to replace the one of the unified core network entities that has failed.

US Pat. No. 10,462,671

METHODS AND ARRANGEMENTS FOR AUTHENTICATING A COMMUNICATION DEVICE

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method in a first network node for authenticating a communication device, the method comprising:a) recognizing reception of a message from a second network node, the message initiating an authentication session for the communication device;
b) initiating, a roundtrip of said authentication session, comprising a transmission of state related information to the second node, said state related information being information indicative of the state of the first network node in association with execution of the ongoing roundtrip of said authentication session;
c) initiating deletion of at least part of the state related information from storage, accessible to the first network node;
d) recognizing reception of a response, associated with said roundtrip of said authentication session, from the second network node, the response comprising said state related information;
e) initiating a recreation of at least part of said state, the recreation being executed based on said received state related information; and
f) initiating completion of said roundtrip of said authentication session, wherein the completion is based on said at least partly recreated state.

US Pat. No. 10,462,662

COMBINED SECURITY AND QOS COORDINATION AMONG DEVICES

Sophos Limited, Abingdon...

2. A computer implemented method to maintain security and wireless network service, the method comprising:establishing, by a firewall, respective secure channels with each of a plurality of wireless access points (WAPs) and each of a plurality of endpoints;
receiving, by the firewall, a plurality of reports communicated over the respective secure channels from the plurality of WAPs and the plurality of endpoints, each of the plurality of reports including security status information and wireless network status information;
deriving network configuration changes based on one or more of the reports, the network configuration changes balancing an assignment of a number of endpoints, including the plurality of endpoints, among the plurality of WAPs based at least in part on an indication of application use determined by a security routine on one of the plurality of endpoints and reported to the firewall using one of the secure channels; and
transmitting commands to at least a subset of the plurality of endpoints, the commands to direct implementation of the network configuration changes.

US Pat. No. 10,462,612

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING MOBILITY OF USERS IN A NETWORK OF MOVING THINGS AT THE BACKHAUL

VENIAM, INC., Mountain V...

1. A method of operating a controller that manages mobility of a plurality of end-user devices in a network of moving things, the method comprising:wirelessly receiving, from a particular end-user device of the plurality of end-user devices via a first access point of the network, an identifier of the particular end-user device and a request to establish a wireless connection with the network;
determining a network address for the particular end-user device, wherein the determining comprises:
determining whether the identifier of the particular end-user device is known to the controller;
if the particular end-user device is not known to the controller, assigning a network address to the particular end-user device; and
if the particular end-user device is known to the controller, retrieving a network address that was previously assigned to the particular end-user device, and
sending the network address to the particular end-user device to enable wireless communication via the network.

US Pat. No. 10,462,568

TERMINAL AND VEHICLE CONTROL METHOD OF MOBILE TERMINAL USING MACHINE LEARNING

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A mobile terminal, comprising:an audio output unit;
a display;
a camera configured to capture image information; and
a controller configured to:
obtain context information of a user of the mobile terminal, wherein the context information is obtained from the image information captured via the camera;
set an output mode of the mobile terminal based on the obtained context information;
convert communication information of a first type received from an external device to a second type associated with the set output mode when the first type and the second type are different; and
control at least the audio output unit or the display to output the communication information,
wherein the audio output unit or the display is used to output the communication information based on the set output mode,
wherein obtaining the context information comprises:
recognizing at least one face from the image information captured via the camera;
determining an identity of a surrounding person associated with the recognized at least one face;
determining a first relationship level between the user and a user of the external device; and
determining a second relationship level between the user and the surrounding person, and
wherein the output mode is set to a first output mode if both the first relationship level and the second relationship level are above a preset value, and set to a second output mode if at least one of the first relationship level or the second relationship level is below the preset value.

US Pat. No. 10,462,525

AUTOMATIC DETERMINATION AND RETRIEVAL OF A FAVORITE CHANNEL

Universal Electronics Inc...

1. A non-transitory, computer readable media having instructions stored thereon which, when executed by a processing device of a controlling device used to transmit media selection commands to a consumer electronic device, causes the processing device of the controlling device to perform steps comprising:storing in a memory of the controlling device in associating with a predetermined input element of the controlling device data indicative of each of a plurality of media selection commands caused to be transmitted to the consumer electronic device by the controlling device when a time between media selection commands transmitted to the consumer electronic device by the controlling device exceeds a first prescribed period of time;
ordering from first to last the data stored in the memory of the controlling device that is indicative of each of the plurality of media selection commands caused to be transmitted to the consumer electronic device by the controlling device; and
in response to each of a plurality of successive activations of the predetermined input element of the controlling device, causing the controlling device to successively transmit each of the plurality of media selection commands to the consumer electronic device according to the ordering of the data stored within the memory of the controlling device unless any one of the plurality of successive activations of the predetermined input element of the controlling device exceeds a second prescribed period of time whereupon the controlling device is caused to transmit to the consumer electronic device the one of the plurality of media selection commands corresponding to the first ordered one of the data stored within the memory of the controlling device.

US Pat. No. 10,462,511

METHOD, DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR PRESENTING INFORMATION

TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZ...

1. A method for presenting information, the method comprising:acquiring at least one preset information presentation time point in a video to be played and a pre-stored presentation information set associated with video content at the at least one preset information presentation time point, wherein the pre-stored presentation information set corresponds to the at least one preset information presentation time point in a one-to-one manner;
determining a number of browsing times of each of presentation information types, based on historical browsing information;
selecting, from the pre-stored presentation information set, presentation information with one of the presentation information types having a greatest number of browsing times among the determined number of browsing times of each of the presentation information types, as to-be-presented information corresponding to the acquired at least one preset information presentation time point;
acquiring a preset target number of presenting times and a remaining number of presenting times of each of pieces of presentation information for the video in the pre-stored presentation information set;
determining a priority of each of the pieces of the presentation information for the video, based on a ratio of the acquired remaining number of presenting times to the acquired preset target number of presenting times of a respective one of the pieces of the presentation information for the video, wherein the priority is higher as the ratio is greater, and the priority is lower as the ratio is lesser;
selecting, from the pre-stored presentation information set, one of the pieces of the presentation information for the video having a highest priority, further as the to-be-presented information corresponding to the acquired at least one preset information presentation time point;
sending the selected to-be-presented information corresponding to the acquired at least one preset information presentation time point, to a terminal; and
controlling the terminal to display the selected to-be-presented information, along with the video, and along with a marker connecting the displayed to-be-presented information to a relevant commodity in the displayed video,
wherein the method is performed by a processor.

US Pat. No. 10,462,487

TRANSFORM COEFFICIENT CODING

GE VIDEO COMPRESSION, LLC...

1. A decoder for decoding a data stream comprising an encoded video including information related to a plurality of transform coefficients associated with the encoded video, the decoder comprising:a context adaptive entropy decoder configured to, for a current transform coefficient, entropy decode, using a processor, a first symbol from the data stream using a context, wherein the context is determined based on an operation involving a first previously decoded transform coefficient;
an extractor configured to, using the processor, if a first transform coefficient level associated with the first symbol is at least equal to a maximum level, extract a second symbol of the current transform coefficient from the data stream;
a desymbolizer configured to, for the current transform coefficient, map, using the processor, the second symbol to a second transform coefficient level based on a symbolization parameter, wherein the symbolization parameter is determined based on the operation involving a second previously decoded transform coefficient and an information component type of the current transform coefficient's transform block; and
a picture decoder configured to apply, using a processor, predictive coding based on a prediction residual signal to reconstruct a block of a picture of the video, wherein the prediction residual signal is associated with the entropy-decoded first symbol and the second transform coefficient level,
wherein the decoder is configured to determine the first previously decoded transform coefficient based on a relative spatial arrangement of the current transform coefficient relative to the plurality of transform coefficients.

US Pat. No. 10,462,377

SINGLE-APERTURE MULTI-SENSOR LENSLESS COMPRESSIVE IMAGE ACQUISITION

Nokia of America Corporat...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a programmable aperture configured to modulate passage of light therethrough, the programmable aperture having a shape defined based on a set of vertices; and
a set of sensors disposed at a distance from the programmable aperture, each of the sensors configured to detect light passing through the programmable aperture;
wherein the sensors are arranged with respect to each other, based on the vertices of the programmable aperture, such that a first line between a given first sensor of the set of sensors and a first vertex of the set of vertices and a second line between a given second sensor of the set of sensors and a second vertex of the set of vertices are parallel or substantially parallel.

US Pat. No. 10,462,355

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS TO GENERATE COMBINED IMAGES

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A display processing apparatus comprising:one or more processors; and
a memory storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the display processing apparatus to function as:
a specifying unit configured to specify an unspecified item from items displayed in a first area,
a display control unit configured to display the specified item distinguishably from an unspecified item in the first area and to display an item corresponding to the specified item in a second area in response to the unspecified item being specified,
an acceptance unit configured to accept a first operation to target the specified item displayed in the first area from among the items displayed in the first area, and
a control unit configured to perform control,
to contain an image corresponding to an item in the first area which is specified by the specifying unit into a series of images which is configured to be sequentially played back, in response to the unspecified item being specified, and to remove an image corresponding to the specified item on which the first operation is performed from the series of images and not to display the item, which relates to the specified item on which the first operation is performed, in the second area in response to the first operation being performed in the first area.

US Pat. No. 10,462,350

CAMERA CONTROL APPARATUS AND CAMERA CONTROL METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A camera control method comprising the steps of:selecting by a user a first or a second control information for controlling operating parameters of a camera, at least one of the first or second control information being adapted to control at least one of pan, tilt and zoom operations of the camera;
sending command information to the camera to read out from a storage in the camera the first control information preset in the camera for controlling the camera in accordance with the first control information when the user selects the first control information for controlling operating parameters of the camera, the storage in the camera having a capacity of n pieces of information;
reading out from a storage in camera control apparatus, physically separate from the camera, preset camera command information for controlling operating parameters of the camera, the storage in the camera control apparatus having a capacity greater than n pieces of information;
checking whether camera model information stored in the storage in the camera control apparatus is the same as model information of the camera connected to the camera control apparatus; and
sending to the camera the read out preset camera command information for controlling the parameters of the camera when the user selects the second control information.