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. 10,462,627

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. 10,462,576

ACOUSTIC DEVICE

AAC Technologies Pte. Ltd...

1. An acoustic device, comprising a frame and a vibration system fixed to the frame, wherein the vibration system comprises a first vibrating diaphragm fixed to the frame, a voice coil driving the first vibrating diaphragm to vibrate and produce a sound, a second vibrating diaphragm fixed to an end of the voice coil which is away from the first vibrating diaphragm, and a flexible circuit board, the flexible circuit board comprises a first fixing arm and a second fixing arm respectively fixed to the frame and the voice coil, an elastic arm connecting the first fixing arm and the second fixing arm, and a pad respectively extending from two ends of the second fixing arm, the pad is located on an inner side of the voice coil, the second vibrating diaphragm comprises a vibration portion and a first fixing portion and a second fixing portion respectively extending from two opposite sides of the vibration portion, the first fixing portion is fixed to the first fixing arm, and the second fixing portion is fixed to the second fixing arm;wherein there are two flexible circuit boards, and the two flexible circuit boards are respectively located on two opposite sides of the frame; and
wherein there are two second vibrating diaphragms, and the two second vibrating diaphragms are respectively fixed to the two flexible circuit boards and are symmetrically disposed about the voice coil.

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. 10,462,512

MUSIC SERVICE WITH MOTION VIDEO

Gracenote, Inc., Emeryvi...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving primary audio content;
determining, by at least one hardware processor, that at least one reference audio content satisfies a predetermined similarity threshold based on a comparison of the primary audio content with the at least one reference audio content;
for each one of the at least one reference audio content, identifying motion video content based on the motion video content being stored in association with the one of the at least one reference audio content and not stored in association with the primary audio content; and
causing the identified motion video content to be displayed on a device concurrently with a presentation of the primary audio content on the device by (i) synchronizing data of the at least one reference audio content with data of the primary audio content and (ii) synchronizing the identified motion video content with the primary audio content based on the synchronizing of the data of the at least one reference audio content with the data of the primary audio content.

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. 10,462,488

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR VIDEO CODING

TENCENT AMERICA LLC, Pal...

1. A method for video decoding in a decoder, comprising:decoding prediction information of a current block in a first coding tree unit (CTU) of a current picture from a coded video bitstream, the prediction information being indicative of an affine model in a merge mode;
obtaining, from a line buffer that buffers motion vectors of minimum-size blocks at bottom locations in a CTU row of a second CTU above the current block, motion vectors of specific minimum-size blocks;
determining parameters of the affine model that is used to transform between the block and a reference block in a reference picture that has been reconstructed based on the motion vectors of the specific minimum-size blocks in the line buffer; and
reconstructing at least a sample of the current block based on the affine model,
wherein the line buffer is configured not to buffer motion vectors of non-bottom minimum-size blocks in the CTU row above the current block.

US Pat. No. 10,462,485

POINT CLOUD GEOMETRY COMPRESSION

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A system comprising: one or more sensors configured to capture a plurality of points that make up a point cloud, wherein each of the respective points comprises spatial information identifying a spatial location of the respective point; and an encoder configured to generate a compressed point cloud, wherein to generate the compressed point cloud, the encoder is configured to: sub-sample a captured point cloud captured by the one or more sensors, wherein the sub-sampled point cloud comprises fewer points than the captured point cloud; and for respective ones of the points of the sub-sampled point cloud: identify a location between the respective point of the sub-sampled point cloud and a neighboring point in the sub-sampled point cloud; and determine, based on comparing the location to the captured point cloud, whether a point in a decompressed point cloud is to be included at the location, not included at the location, or relocated relative to the location; and encode data for the compressed point cloud comprising: spatial information for the points of the sub-sampled point cloud; and data indicating, for each of the respective locations, whether a respective point is to be included at the location, not included at the location, or relocated relative to the location in the decompressed point cloud.

US Pat. No. 10,462,476

DEVICES FOR COMPRESSION/DECOMPRESSION, SYSTEM, CHIP, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

SHANGHAI CAMBRICON INFORM...

1. A neural network system, comprising:a model data converter configured to:
convert neural network content values into pseudo video data,
wherein the neural network content values include one or more weight values and one or more bias values,
wherein the pseudo video data includes one or more pseudo frames, and
wherein each of the one or more pseudo frames include one or more pseudo pixels,
determine a range for the neural network content values,
respectively convert the neural network content values into integers based on an upper limit and a lower limit of the range, and
respectively set the integers as values of the pseudo pixels; and
a compression module configured to encode the pseudo video data into one or more neural network data packages.

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. 10,462,432

METHOD FOR DRIVING IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS, AND SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A method for driving an image pickup apparatus that includes an image pickup element and an output signal processor, the image pickup element having a plurality of color pixels, each having a color filter of one of red, green, and blue, and a white pixel, the method comprising:outputting, from the image pickup element to the output signal processor, signals output by a first color pixel of the plurality of color pixels in n frames where each frame of the n frames is output from the image pickup element at a different time and n is an integer greater than two, and signals output by the white pixel in m frames, where each frame of the m frames is output at a different time from the image pickup element and m is an integer smaller than n; and
generating, by the output signal processor, image data using the signals output by the first color pixel contained in the n frames, and the signals of the white pixel contained in the m frames,
wherein the output signal processor generates image data using a signal obtained by averaging the signals output by the first color pixel contained in the n frames and a signal obtained by averaging signals of the white pixels contained in the m frame.

US Pat. No. 10,462,400

SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE AND IMAGING SYSTEM

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A solid-state imaging device comprising:a plurality of pixels each of which includes:
a photoelectric conversion portion which photoelectrically converts incident light to generate a signal charge;
a charge holding portion that accumulates the signal charge transferred from the photoelectric conversion portion;
a floating diffusion region to which the signal charge of the charge holding portion is transferred;
a first transfer gate configured to transfer the signal charge from the photoelectric conversion portion to the charge holding portion; and
a second transfer gate configured to transfer the signal charge from the charge holding portion to the floating diffusion region,
wherein:
the photoelectric conversion portion includes a first semiconductor region of a first conductivity type, and a second semiconductor region of a second conductivity type including a majority carrier of a polarity of the signal charge formed under the first semiconductor region,
the charge holding portion includes a third semiconductor region of the first conductivity type, and a fourth semiconductor region of the second conductivity type formed under the third semiconductor region,
in a cross section including the charge holding portion, the floating diffusion region and the second transfer gate, a first side edge of the fourth semiconductor region on the floating diffusion region side is provided between the floating diffusion region and a first side edge of the third semiconductor region on the floating diffusion region side, and
in the cross section, the floating diffusion region and the fourth semiconductor region are isolated by a semiconductor region of the first conductivity type, the semiconductor region being in contact with a surface of a semiconductor substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,462,366

AUTONOMOUS DRONE WITH IMAGE SENSOR

Alarm.com Incorporated, ...

1. A monitoring system that is configured to monitor a property, the monitoring system comprising:one or more sensors that are located throughout the property and that are configured to generate sensor data;
a drone that is configured to move throughout the property and generate additional sensor data;
a drone dock that is configured to receive the drone, wherein the drone is configured to continue generating the additional sensor data while the drone dock is receiving the drone;
an additional drone dock that is configured to receive the drone, wherein the drone is configured to continue generating the additional sensor data while the additional drone dock is receiving the drone; and
a monitor control unit that is configured to:
receive the sensor data, the additional sensor data, and data indicating whether the drone dock or the additional drone dock received the drone;
analyze the sensor data, the additional sensor data, and the data indicating whether the drone dock or the additional drone dock received the drone;
based on analyzing the sensor data, the additional sensor data, and the data indicating whether the drone dock or the additional drone dock received the drone, determine a status of the property; and
provide, for output, data indicating the status of the property.

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. 10,462,284

CATEGORY-BASED FENCE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method comprising:detecting, by a mobile device, a signal from a signal source at a particular location;
determining that a signal source identifier included in the signal matches a category identifier corresponding to a category-based fence, the category-based fence being a location-agnostic virtual fence corresponding to a group of signal sources, the category identifier being common to the group of signal sources;
determining a number of times the signal is detected at the particular location;
upon determining that the signal source identifier matches the category identifier corresponding to the category-based fence and the number of times the signal is detected is at least equal to a threshold number, notifying an application subsystem of the mobile device that the mobile device has entered the category-based fence; and
in response to the notification, activating, on the mobile device, an application program corresponding to the category-based fence.

US Pat. No. 10,462,204

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRANSMITTING IMAGE BY USING STYLUS, AND METHOD AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE THEREFOR

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for transmitting data by a first electronic device, the method comprising:displaying, on a first touch screen of the first electronic device, a first image comprising a plurality of objects;
receiving, through the first touch screen, a plurality of touch inputs generated by a stylus pen on each of the plurality of objects displayed on the first touch screen, respectively;
in response to receiving the plurality of touch inputs, generating a plurality of pieces of information for the plurality of objects respectively, each of the plurality of pieces of information including a session identifier for a corresponding object of the plurality of objects;
transmitting, to the stylus pen, the plurality of pieces of information to be transmitted from the stylus pen to a second electronic device, wherein the plurality of pieces of information comprise a plurality of session identifiers;
receiving, directly from the second electronic device, a request message including at least one session identifier that is selected by the second electronic device among the plurality of session identifiers; and
transmitting, directly to the second electronic device, a second image to be displayed on a second touch screen of the second electronic device, wherein the second image comprises at least one object corresponding to the at least one session identifier among the plurality of objects based on the request message.

US Pat. No. 10,462,170

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LOG AND SNORT SYNCHRONIZED THREAT DETECTION

Alert Logic, Inc., Houst...

1. A method for automated threat detection in a computer network, the method comprising:temporally correlating time segments parsed from a log stream and tagged time segments from an intrusion detection system stream to identify correlated time segments, the correlating performed by a server computer configured for monitoring network traffic to and from the computer network;
extracting features from a correlated time segment identified from the correlating, the extracting performed by the server computer and comprising determining tuples associated with the correlated time segment, each tuple containing a message type, a location, and an out of vocabulary word in the correlated time segment;
generating a multidimensional feature vector for the correlated time segment, the multidimensional feature vector containing a select number of the tuples; and
providing the multidimensional feature vector for the correlated time segment as input to a machine learning module, the machine learning module implementing a machine learning model and operable to determine, based on the machine learning model, whether the correlated time segment indicates a true incident.

US Pat. No. 10,462,167

USING DATA SCIENCE TO AID IN DETECTION OF UNAUTHORIZED DISTRIBUTION

Synamedia Limited, Stain...

1. A method performed by a system that includes at least one processor, the method comprising:obtaining subscriber data of a plurality of subscribers, wherein said subscriber data comprises at least one of: consumption data relating to subscribed content consumption by said plurality of subscribers, or network data relating to data transmittal via one or more computer networks by the plurality of subscribers, wherein said subscriber data comprises a number of times a subscriber tuned in or out during a particular time period and/or for a particular program identifier and a number of times the subscriber raised an electronic program guide during a particular time period and/or with for a program identifier;
detecting anomalous data by comparing subscriber data of different subscribers in the plurality of subscribers;
identifying one or more suspected subscribers out of the plurality of subscribers as being suspected of unauthorized subscribed content distribution, the one of more suspected subscribers being associated with the anomalous data; and
providing a respective identity for the one or more suspected subscribers.

US Pat. No. 10,462,127

INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, AND COMMUNICATION CONNECTION METHOD

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

5. An information processing device comprising:a display unit; and
a processor configured to:
output an initial screen to the display unit, the initial screen including a scanning function portion configured to initiate a scanning function;
generate a one-time password corresponding to an SS ID of the information processing device;
output the one-time password and the SSID to the display unit after the one-time password is generated;
activate the scanning function in the initial screen;
wirelessly connect with only a single external device by receiving the one-time password from the external device in connection with the SSID, wherein the wirelessly connecting would occur the scanning function is activated, and whereby the wirelessly connecting would occur after the one-time password and the SSID are output;
output a scan setting screen to the display unit in response to both the wirelessly connecting to the external device and the scanning function being activated in the initial screen;
accept an instruction to initiate scanning, based on the scan setting, from a user-interface;
initiate scanning in response to receipt of user input to the user-interface, the scanning being based on the scan setting;
send image data obtained by the scanning to only the external device via the wireless connection;
disconnect from the external device after sending; and
disable a wireless communication after completion of sending image.

US Pat. No. 10,462,112

SECURE DISTRIBUTED AUTHENTICATION DATA

CyberArk Software Ltd., ...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium including instructions that, when executed by at least one processor, cause the at least one processor to perform operations for secure authentication for access to a restricted resource, the operations comprising:receiving a request for access to the restricted resource by a client identity;
identifying asserted authentication data associated with the request;
generating, in response to the request, an encryption key, the encryption key being uniquely generated based on the asserted authentication data;
generating, in response to the request, a non-restorable digital representation of the asserted authentication data;
retrieving an encrypted digital representation of authentication data associated with the client identity, wherein:
the encrypted digital representation of authentication data is retrieved as a plurality of data portions stored in a plurality of data storage locations; and
retrieving the encrypted digital representation of authentication data comprises reconstructing the encrypted digital representation of authentication data from at least a portion of the plurality of data portions;
decrypting the retrieved encrypted digital representation of authentication data using the encryption key to produce a decrypted digital representation of authentication data;
comparing the decrypted digital representation of authentication data to the generated digital representation of the asserted authentication data; and
generating a token for use in an authentication process for the client identity upon determining, based on the comparing, a match between the stored digital representation of authentication data and the digital representation of the asserted authentication data.

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. 10,462,082

COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

CALLFIRE, INC., Santa Mo...

1. A system comprising:computer-readable memory storing executable instructions; and
one or more computer processors programmed by the executable instructions to at least:
receive a first phone-based text message comprising first plain text data;
generate first formatted text data for a first chat message using the first plain text data;
send the first chat message to a first computing device;
generate second formatted text for a second chat message using the first plain text data;
send the second chat message to a second computing device separate from the first computing device;
receive a third chat message, from the first computing device, comprising third formatted text data;
generate second plain text data for a second phone-based text message using the third formatted text data; and
send the second phone-based text message;
wherein the system is associated with a plurality of different phone numbers, and wherein individual phone numbers of the plurality of different phone numbers are associated with individual collaboration systems of a plurality of different collaboration systems.

US Pat. No. 10,462,070

SERVICE LEVEL BASED PRIORITY SCHEDULER FOR MULTI-TENANCY COMPUTING SYSTEMS

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A method for allocating resources in a computing system providing a computing service to one or more clients, the method comprising:receiving parameters from the one or more clients for multiple flows associated with the one or more clients, the parameters including at least a target priority and a target performance for each of the multiple flows;
for each of the multiple flows, converting the target performance into a measurable characteristic and determining a current performance based on the measurable characteristic;
determining a current priority for each of the multiple flows executing in the computing system, wherein the current priority is based on the target priority, the target performance and the current performance;
scheduling the multiple flows for a schedule block based on the current priorities, wherein each schedule block corresponds to a predetermined period of time;
allocating resources to the multiple flows based on relative current priorities of the multiple flows for the schedule block;
updating the current priority of each of the multiple flows for a next schedule block; and
reallocating the resources to the multiple flows for the next schedule block based on the relative updated current priorities.

US Pat. No. 10,462,069

FLEXRAY COMMUNICATION USING ETHERNET

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERN...

1. A switch device comprising:a plurality of ports, the plurality of ports comprising a first port configured to receive a first Ethernet data packet from a first FlexRay node of a plurality of FlexRay nodes over a first physical Ethernet link, the first Ethernet data packet comprising a first FlexRay message; and
a controller circuit configured to determine a prioritization of the first Ethernet data packet based at least in part on a frame identification contained in the first FlexRay message, route, via a second port of the plurality of ports, the first Ethernet data packet comprising the first FlexRay message to a second FlexRay node over a second physical Ethernet link that is separate from the first physical Ethernet link, and suspend the routing of the first Ethernet data packet when it has been determined that a received second Ethernet data packet has higher priority than the first Ethernet data packet.

US Pat. No. 10,462,051

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ACCESSING A BACK-END SERVICE

15. A method, comprising:forwarding, by a processing system including a processor, a request to a particular back-end server of a plurality of remote back-end servers, wherein the request is for a mobile device serviced by a network carrier for access to a service of an application of the particular back-end server, wherein the request is received by a network element of a second plurality of network elements by way of a logical network connection of a plurality of logical network connections, wherein the plurality of logical network connections are between a first plurality of network elements at premises of the network carrier and the second plurality of network elements in communication with the plurality of remote back-end servers at an enterprise premises; and
responsive to the forwarding of the request, facilitating delivery, by the processing system, of the service provided by the application of the particular back-end server to the mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,462,008

CART MODE PROVISIONING OF SHARED COMPUTING DEVICES

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A method implemented in a setup computing device, the method comprising:accessing a shared device setup tool;
receiving, through a user interface of the shared device setup tool, user input specifying configuration information for a set of shared computing devices, the configuration information including at least one supported login type for the set of shared computing devices, and a network for the set of shared devices;
generating a shared device configuration package, the shared device configuration package including the specified configuration information as well as additional configuration information, the additional configuration information including credentials for the set of shared computing devices to access the network;
providing, through the user interface based on generation of the shared device configuration package, a user interface prompt requesting a connection of a portable storage device with the setup computing device;
recognizing the connection of the portable storage device;
storing, based on a recognition of the connection of the portable storage device, the shared device configuration package for transfer to the portable storage device; and
providing, through the user interface, a user interface sharing prompt requesting that a user connect the portable storage device with a shared computing device of the set of shared computing devices.

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. 10,461,910

SWITCHING BETWEEN NON-ORTHOGONAL MULTIPLE ACCESS AND ORTHOGONAL MULTIPLE ACCESS SYSTEMS FOR UPLINK DATA TRANSMISSION

1. A base station device, comprising:a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
determining a channel quality parameter for a communication link between the base station device and a user equipment device;
in response to the channel quality parameter satisfying a defined criterion, determining that the user equipment device is to use a non-orthogonal multiple access mode for an uplink transmission;
in response to the channel quality parameter not satisfying the defined criterion, determining that the user equipment device will use an orthogonal multiple access mode for the uplink transmission; and
facilitating, to the user equipment, transmitting an indication of a selection of a multiple access mode for the uplink transmission via a spreading factor parameter, wherein the spreading factor parameter being greater than a value indicates the non-orthogonal multiple access mode and the spreading factor parameter being less than the value indicates the orthogonal multiple access mode.

US Pat. No. 10,461,798

HIGH-FREQUENCY MODULE

Murata Manufacturing Co.,...

1. A high-frequency module comprising:a first directional coupler including a first main line located in a first signal path and a first sub line which is electromagnetically coupled to the first main line; and
a switch unit that switches directivity of coupled output in the first sub line; wherein
the switch unit includes:
a first input terminal which is connected to one end portion of the first sub line;
a second input terminal which is coupled to another end portion of the first sub line;
an output terminal from which the coupled output that is input to the first input terminal or the second input terminal in the first line is output;
a directivity switching switch unit which connects one of the first input terminal and the output terminal in a switching manner;
a first termination resistor which is connected to the first input terminal in parallel;
a second termination resistor which is connected to the second input terminal in parallel;
a first resistor switching switch unit which connects the first termination resistor to the first input terminal when the directivity switching switch unit connects the second input terminal to the output terminal; and
a second resistor switching switch unit which connects the second termination resistor to the second input terminal when the directivity switching switch unit connects the first input terminal to the output terminal; and
a variable capacitance is connected between the first input terminal and a ground and/or the second input terminal and a ground.

US Pat. No. 10,461,778

INTERLEAVING AND PUNCTURING APPARATUS AND METHOD THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

5. A method comprising:writing bits in a plurality of columns; and
reading the written bits,
wherein the plurality of columns comprise a first column, a second column and a third column, and
wherein the reading reads the written bits by skipping a first bit written in a row of the first column and sequentially reading a second bit written in the row of the second column and a third bit written in the row of the third column.

US Pat. No. 10,461,773

ENCODER, DECODER AND METHOD

GURULOGIC MICROSYSTEMS OY...

1. An encoder for compressing input data to generate corresponding encoded data, the encoder comprising:a data processor which is operable to:
divide the input data into a plurality of data blocks or data packets of data bits or data symbols, the plurality of data blocks or data packets including multi-dimensional patterns of data bits or data symbols,
process the plurality of data blocks or data packets to identify reoccurrence of mutually similar multi-dimensional patterns of data bits or data symbols in the input data, and
represent one or more duplicate reoccurrences of the mutually similar multi-dimensional patterns of data bits or data symbols by way of one or more duplication symbols uniquely identifying the mutually similar multi-dimensional patterns,
wherein the data processor is operable to generate the one or more duplication symbols as a decremented or incremented chronological sequence of duplication symbol values,
wherein the data processor is operable to assign a same predetermined duplication symbol to data blocks that have not previously been duplicated, and
wherein the sequence of duplication symbol values refers to a data file in which information describing the mutually similar multi-dimensional patterns of data bits or data symbols is stored.

US Pat. No. 10,461,719

ACOUSTIC RESONATOR STRUCTURE HAVING AN ELECTRODE WITH A CANTILEVERED PORTION

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. An acoustic resonator, comprising:a first electrode;
a second electrode comprising a plurality of sides, wherein at least one of the sides comprises a cantilevered portion, wherein the second electrode comprises a first surface disposed substantially at a first height, and the cantilevered portion comprises a second surface disposed substantially at a second height, which is higher than the first height;
a piezoelectric layer disposed between the first and second electrodes, the cantilevered portion extending above the piezoelectric layer, wherein a first gap exists between the cantilevered portion and the piezoelectric layer, and the first gap is substantially filled with a low acoustic impedance material; and
a bridge comprising a second gap, which exists in a region between the second electrode and the piezoelectric layer, wherein the second gap is substantially filled with the low acoustic impedance material, and is disposed adjacent to one of the sides of the second electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,461,678

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DETERMINING WHEN TO APPLY AN ADAPTATIVE THERMAL COMPENSATION IN AN OPERATING REGION OF A MOTOR

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A method for applying adaptive thermal compensation whenoperating a rotor of a motor, the method comprising:
receiving a plurality of parameter data of torque and temperature of the rotor and current and voltage of the motor by a region determination module, the set of parameter data comprises: a reference torque of the rotor, a current measurement of the current of the motor, a measured voltage of the motor, an angular speed measured of the rotor, and an estimated temperature of the rotor;
calculating, by the region determination module from the set of parameter data, a cosine value to determine a region for applying the adaptive thermal compensation wherein the cosine value is calculated from a constant torque direction vector and a voltage limit eclipse vector derived from a functional relationship of the one or more parameter data;
applying, by a reference modification module, a modification value to incrementally modify the motor current when the motor is operating within the region determined by the region determination module for the adaptive thermal compensation;
deriving the constant torque direction vector based on the measured angular speed of the rotor wherein the constant torque direction vector is calculated by a function
wherein Te is an electromagnetic torque and ieds and ieqs are a d- and q-axis dq current in a synchronously rotating reference frame of the motor;deriving the voltage limit eclipse vector based on a d-axis current and a q-axis current of the measurement of the current of the motor wherein the voltage limit eclipse vector by the function
whereinand ?qse??r?dse=?r(Ldidse+?f) wherein ?eds and ?eqs are estimated dq flux linkages in the synchronously rotating reference frame, ?r is the rotor angular speed, ieds and ieqs are the d-axis and q-axis dq currents in the synchronously rotating reference frame, veds and veqs are voltages in the synchronously rotating reference frame, Ld and Lq are d-axis and q-axis inductances, and L matrix is a gain; andcalculating the cosine value by calculating the inner product of
wherein Te is an electromagnetic torque calculated by the functionwherein ieds and ieqs are the d-axis and the q-axis dq current in the synchronously rotating reference frame of the motor wherein ?x? is a magnitude of vector and Ld and Lq are d-axis and q-axis inductances.

US Pat. No. 10,461,543

WIRELESSLY RECHARGEABLE BATTERY AND COMPONENTS THEREOF

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A device for charging a battery, the device comprising:first and second receiver coils having magnetic axes oriented transverse to one another;
a third receiver coil having a magnetic axis transverse to the magnetic axes of the first and second receiver coils; and
a cylindrical outer casing having a base and a side wall,
wherein the third receiver coil is adapted to couple to a transmitter coil when the side wall is oriented perpendicular to a magnetic axis of the transmitter coil.

US Pat. No. 10,461,525

FAULT CURRENT LIMITING CONTROL AND PROTECTION COORDINATION METHOD FOR CONVERTER OF FLEXIBLE DIRECT CURRENT POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM OPERATING IN ISLANDING STATE

NR ELECTRIC CO., LTD, Ji...

1. A fault current limiting control and protection coordination method for a converter of a flexible direct current transmission system operating in an islanding state, characterized in that: coordinating a value of an output current of the converter with a set operating value for an AC line overcurrent protection, wherein:once a fault of a connected AC system is detected, a current output command limit Imax for the converter is set equal to or not more than 1.5 times a value for an AC line overcurrent protection section III; a set value for an AC line overcurrent protection section I is set smaller than a set value for a converter bridge arm overcurrent protection section I; the converter bridge arm overcurrent protection section I is set considering an instantaneous overload capability of the converter; a set value for a proximal AC line overcurrent protection section II is set larger than a set value for a converter bridge arm overcurrent protection section II, and a delay for the proximal AC line overcurrent protection section II is shorter than a delay for the converter bridge arm overcurrent protection section II and the converter bridge arm overcurrent protection section II works as a backup; a set value for a distal AC line overcurrent protection section II is set smaller than the set value for the converter bridge arm overcurrent protection section II, and the converter bridge arm overcurrent protection section II is used as a remote backup.

US Pat. No. 10,461,516

CONFIGURABLE ENCLOSURE

PPC BROADBAND, INC., Eas...

1. A configurable enclosure for housing broadband equipment, the configurable enclosure comprising:a cover portion operably attached to a base portion, the cover portion being configured to physically cover an interior of the configurable enclosure in a closed position so as to prevent unauthorized access to the interior; and
at least one connector configured to operably attach the cover portion to the base portion,
wherein a bottom surface of the base portion includes a removable portion configured to be located in the interior of the configurable enclosure and released from the base portion, the removable portion being surrounded by a track,
wherein an actuating structure is positioned on the removable portion within a perimeter of the removable portion, and
wherein the removable portion and the track are configured to be separated from the base portion through manipulation of the actuating structure, thereby creating an opening on the base portion.

US Pat. No. 10,461,410

COAXIAL HELIX ANTENNAS

CalAmp Wireless Networks ...

1. A coaxial helix antenna, comprising:a helical inner element having an inner element radius and an inner element length; and
a helical outer element having an outer element radius and an outer element length;
wherein the outer element radius is greater than the inner element radius;
wherein the helical inner element is driven by a first conductor;
wherein the helical outer element is driven by a second conductor;
wherein the helical outer element is disposed outside of the helical inner element such that a portion of the helical inner element extends within the helical outer element and another portion of the helical inner element extends beyond the helical outer element and comprises an inner radiating element; and
wherein the helical outer element and the helical inner element are wound in an opposite manner;
wherein the coaxial helix antenna is coupled to a coaxial cable; and
the coaxial cable comprises a conductor and an outer shield and the helical outer element and the helical inner element are cross connected to the conductor and the outer shield of the coaxial cable to stabilize resonance of the coaxial helix antenna and to induce currents on the outside of the outer shield of the coaxial cable;
wherein the helical outer element is coupled to the conductor such that the second conductor comprises the conductor of the coaxial cable; and
the helical inner element is coupled to the outer shield such that the first conductor comprises the outer shield of the coaxial cable.

US Pat. No. 10,461,325

SILICON-CARBIDE REINFORCED CARBON-SILICON COMPOSITES

Nanostar, Inc., New Orle...

1. A particulate comprising:a carbon matrix carrying a plurality of silicon nanocrystals and a plurality of SiC nanofibers;
wherein the carbon matrix is the thermolysis product of a carbon matrix precursor.

US Pat. No. 10,461,320

FORMATION OF SILICON-CARBIDE REINFORCED CARBON-SILICON COMPOSITES

Nanostar, Inc., New Orle...

1. A process of preparing a material for use in an anode of a lithium ion battery, the process comprising:thermalizing an admixture of a plurality of silicon nanocrystals, a carbon matrix precursor, and a catalyst or catalyst precursor;
wherein thermalizing the admixture includes forming SIC nanofibers.

US Pat. No. 10,461,284

METHOD FOR PRODUCING ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT DEVICE

Sakai Display Products Co...

1. A method for producing an organic electroluminescent device, the organic electroluminescent device including a substrate; a driving circuit layer including a plurality of TFTs formed on the substrate, a plurality of gate bus lines and a plurality of source bus lines each connected with any of the plurality of TFTs, a plurality of terminals, and a plurality of lead wires connecting each of the plurality of terminals with either one of the plurality of gate bus lines or either one of the plurality of source bus lines; an inorganic protective layer formed on the driving circuit layer and exposing at least the plurality of terminals; an organic flattening layer formed on the inorganic protective layer; an organic electroluminescent element layer formed on the organic flattening layer and including a plurality of organic electroluminescent elements each connected with either one of the plurality of TFTs; and a thin film encapsulation structure formed to cover the organic electroluminescent element layer;the method comprising:
step A of forming the driving circuit layer on the substrate;
step B of forming the inorganic protective layer on the driving circuit layer;
step C of forming the organic flattening layer on the inorganic protective layer;
step D of reducing moisture contained in the organic flattening layer;
step E of forming the organic electroluminescent element layer on the organic flattening layer after the step D; and
step C1 of forming an organic polymer film covering the organic flattening layer and step C2 of removing the organic polymer film, the step C1 and the step C2 being performed after the step C but before the step D.

US Pat. No. 10,461,249

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF MAGNETO-RESISTIVE EFFECT DEVICE

CANON ANELVA CORPORATION,...

1. A manufacturing method of a magneto-resistive effect device, the manufacturing method comprising steps of:forming an Mg film on a substrate on which a reference layer is formed, and oxidizing the Mg film to form an MgO layer on the reference layer;
heating the substrate on which the MgO layer is formed;
forming an Mg layer on the MgO layer after the step of heating;
cooling the substrate on which the Mg layer is formed;
forming a first free layer on the Mg layer in a state where the substrate is cooled by the cooling step; and
forming a second free layer on the first free layer at a room temperature after the step of cooling,
wherein the step of forming the Mg layer, the step of cooling, and the step of forming the first free layer are performed in the same process chamber, and the step of forming the second free layer is performed in a process chamber that is different from the same process chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,461,021

ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLY WITH ENHANCED THERMAL DISSIPATION

1. An electronic assembly comprising:a first heat sink having a first base or substantially planar mating surface;
a semiconductor device comprises a first side and a second side opposite the first side; the first side having a first conductive pad; the second side having a primary metallic surface;
a first substrate bonded to the first conductive pad via first metallic bonding layer, wherein the first substrate comprises a lead frame with a substantially planar portion having a lower surface for interfacing with the first conductive pad on the semiconductor device and having an upper surface;
a dielectric thermal interface material disposed between the lead frame and the first heat sink, such that the first base or the substantially planar mating surface adjoins the dielectric thermal interface material; and
a second substrate bonded to the primary metallic surface via a second metallic bonding layer, wherein the second metallic bonding layer is composed of solder and copper pellets or a copper material embedded in the solder as filler, wherein the semiconductor device has a primary coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) and wherein the first substrate has a secondary coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE), and wherein the copper material in the first metallic bonding layer or the second metallic bonding layer, respectively, reduces a mismatch between the primary CTE and the secondary CTE.

US Pat. No. 10,460,994

RESIDUE-FREE METAL GATE CUTTING FOR FIN-LIKE FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A method comprising:receiving an integrated circuit (IC) device structure that includes:
a substrate;
one or more fins disposed over the substrate;
a plurality of gate structures disposed over the one or more fins, wherein the plurality of gate structures traverses the one or more fins and includes first and second gate structures;
a dielectric layer disposed between and adjacent to the plurality of gate structures; and
a patterning layer disposed over the plurality of gate structures and the dielectric layer;
creating an opening in the patterning layer to expose a portion of the first gate structure, a portion of the second gate structure, and a portion of the dielectric layer between and adjacent to the first and second gate structures; and
removing the exposed portion of the first gate structure, the exposed portion of the second gate structure, and the exposed portion of the dielectric layer, wherein the removing of the exposed portion of the first gate structure, the exposed portion of the second gate structure, and the exposed portion of the dielectric layer includes performing an etching process, wherein the etching process includes a plurality of etching cycles for removing, in thickness increments, the exposed portion of the first gate structure, the exposed portion of the second gate structure, and the exposed portion of the dielectric layer.

US Pat. No. 10,460,979

SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE CAPABLE OF IMPROVING ROW HAMMER EFFECT IN DYNAMIC RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF

UNITED MICROELECTRONICS C...

1. A method for fabricating a semiconductor structure, comprising:providing a semiconductor substrate having a first conductivity type;
forming at least one active area on the semiconductor substrate, wherein a major axis of the active area extends along a first direction;
performing a first oblique ion implantation process to form a first doped region having a second conductivity type above a first depth on an end surface of the active area;
performing a second oblique ion implantation process to form a second doped region having a third conductivity type above a second depth on the end surface of the active area, wherein the third conductivity type and the second conductivity types are opposite to each other, so that a localized doped region having the second conductivity type is formed between the first depth and the second depth; and
forming a trench isolation structure around the active area and adjacent to the end surface of the active area.

US Pat. No. 10,460,957

CONTROL OF UNDER-FILL USING AN ENCAPSULANT FOR A DUAL-SIDED BALL GRID ARRAY PACKAGE

SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. A method of fabricating a packaged radio-frequency (RF) device, the method comprising:mounting components to a first side of a packaging substrate;
coating solder balls with a fluxing agent;
attaching the solder balls to a second side of the packaging substrate;
encapsulating the solder balls with an encapsulant that forms an obtuse angle with the packaging substrate;
attaching a lower component to the second side of the packaging substrate; and
under-filling the lower component mounted on the second side of the packaging substrate with an under-filling agent such that the under-filling agent contacts the encapsulant, the encapsulant not being removed in a cleaning process following attachment of the solder balls to the packaging substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,460,887

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING FUNCTIONAL SAFETY MONITORING OF RELAY CONTACTS

1. A system for providing functional safety monitoring of relay contacts comprising:a contactless sensor circuit that includes:
an output signal antenna positioned in the contactless sensor circuit to extend between at least two contacts of a relay; and
first and second input signal antennas positioned in the contactless sensor circuit respectively adjacent the at least two contacts of the relay, such that the output signal antenna and the at least two contacts of the relay are positioned between the first and second input signal antennas; and
a processor configured to cause the output signal antenna to output a wireless signal capable of being received by the first and second input signal antennas while the processor monitors wireless signals received by the first and second input signals antennas, wherein the processor is configured to determine that the relay has a fault based on the wireless signals received by the first and second input signal antennas, and responsive thereto output at least one communication indicative of a fault with the relay being detected.

US Pat. No. 10,460,864

MAGNETIC SUBSTANCE HOLDING DEVICE

1. A magnetic substance holding device, comprising:a first pole piece assembly comprising a first N-pole piece having a holding face and a contact face and being a magnetic substance, a first S-pole piece having a holding face and a contact face and being a magnetic substance, and a first permanent magnet having an N-pole to be in contact with the first N-pole piece and an S-pole to be in contact with the first S-pole piece;
a second pole piece assembly comprising a second N-pole piece having a holding face and a contact face and being a magnetic substance, a second S-pole piece having a holding face and a contact face and being a magnetic substance, and a second permanent magnet having an N-pole to be in contact with the second N-pole piece and an S-pole to be in contact with the second S-pole piece, wherein the contact face of the second S-pole piece faces the contact face of the first N-pole piece, and the contact face of the second N-pole piece faces the contact face of the first S-pole piece;
at least one coil wound around at least one of the first N-pole piece, the first S-pole piece, the second N-pole piece and the second S-pole piece; and
a control device controlling current applied to the at least one coil,
wherein at least one of the first pole piece assembly and the second pole piece assembly is configured to be movable so that a first arrangement in which the contact face of the first N-pole piece is separated from the contact face of the second S-pole piece and the contact face of the first S-pole piece is separated from the contact face of the second N-pole piece, and a second arrangement in which the contact face of the first N-pole piece is in contact with the contact face of the second S-pole piece and the contact face of the first S-pole piece is in contact with the contact face of the second N-pole piece, are switched between each other, and
wherein the control device adjusts current applied to the at least one coil so as to control magnetic fluxes passing through the at least one coil, thereby allowing the first pole piece assembly and the second pole piece assembly to switch between the first arrangement and the second arrangement, to control magnetic fluxes passing through the holding faces of the first pole piece assembly and the second pole piece assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,460,860

CONTROLLABLE ROTARY KNOB

ZULU OG, Villach (AT)

1. A controllable rotary knob which comprises at least one base, at least one drive unit rigidly connected to the base, at least one transmission, and an operating part, wherein the operating part is configured as a housing surrounding the drive unit and the transmission, wherein the transmission establishes a connection between the drive unit and the operating part, wherein the drive unit has an axially symmetric structure and can be arranged concentrically about a rotary knob shaft, and wherein the drive unit and the operating part being arranged coaxially to one another.

US Pat. No. 10,460,844

SMALL NUCLEAR REACTOR CONTAINMENT SYSTEM

Westinghouse Electric Com...

1. A nuclear reactor containment system comprising:a nuclear reactor;
a container enclosing the nuclear reactor, the container including:
at least one heat removal system having an active state and an inactive state, wherein the at least one heat removal system dissipates heat from the container more efficiently in the active state than in the inactive state, and wherein the at least one heat removal system is structured to switch from the inactive state to the active state based on a temperature of the container,
wherein the at least one heat removal system includes a first heat removal system including:
fins disposed in an outer portion of the container and forming a plurality of cooling channels; and
a plurality of air regulating mechanisms structured to block air from flowing through the cooling channels when the first heat removal system is in the inactive state and to allow air to flow through the cooling channels when the first heat removal system is in the active state,
wherein at least one of the air regulating mechanisms includes:
a first plate structured to be disposed over a first cooling channel of the plurality of cooling channels to block airflow through the first cooling channel;
a pivot structured to support a first side of the first plate;
an electromagnetic element structured to support a second side of the first plate via an electromagnetic force and being structured to support the second side of the first plate via the electromagnetic force at a predetermined temperature,
wherein when the first heat removal system is in the inactive state, the electromagnetic element supports the second side of the first plate and the first plate blocks airflow through the first cooling channel, and
wherein when the first heat removal system is in the active state, the electromagnetic element melts and allows the second side of the plate to fall into the first cooling channel and allow airflow through the first cooling channel.

US Pat. No. 10,460,749

VOICE ACTIVITY DETECTION USING VOCAL TRACT AREA INFORMATION

NUVOTON TECHNOLOGY CORPOR...

1. A voice activity detection (VAD) system, comprising:a microphone interface circuit configured for coupling to a microphone to receive an acoustic signal and to convert the acoustic signal to an analog signal;
an analog-to-digital converter configured to receive the analog signal to generate a digital signal; and
a signal processing circuit configured to receive the digital signal and to determine if the digital signal represents a human voice, wherein the signal processing circuit comprises:
an acoustic-energy-based detection module configured to receive one of the analog signal or the digital signal and to provide a sound activity decision that indicates if the acoustic signal is in an audible energy range;
an area-function-based detection module configured to extract features of the acoustic signal from the digital signal based on area-related functions, and to use a machine-learning method to determine an area-based decision that indicates if the acoustic signal represents a human voice, wherein the machine-learning method comprises a plurality of coefficients trained by a plurality of labeled area-related functions; and
a voice activity detection (VAD) decision module configured to make a final VAD decision based on the sound activity decision from the acoustic-energy-based detection module and the area-based decision from the area-function-based detection module; and
a resource-limited device configured to receive the final VAD decision to change an operating mode of the resource-limited device.

US Pat. No. 10,460,704

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY ADAPTED TO HUMAN VISUAL MECHANISM

Movidius Limited, Schiph...

1. A head-mounted display device comprising:a first display for a left eye;
a second display for a right eye;
memory to store data to present via the first display and via the second display; and
one or more processors to:
determine, based on eye-tracking information of a user wearing the head-mounted display, a first foveal region of the first display, a first extra-foveal region of the first display, a second foveal region of the second display, and a second extra-foveal region of the second display, the eye-tracking information representative of at least one of an eye movement or an eye position of the user;
identify a first subset of the data as corresponding to first foveal region pixels associated with the first foveal region, a second subset of the data as corresponding to first extra-foveal region pixels associated with the first extra-foveal region, a third subset of the data as corresponding to second foveal region pixels associated with the second foveal region, and a fourth subset of the data as corresponding to second extra-foveal region pixels associated with the second extra-foveal region;
load the first subset at a first full resolution from the memory to a first foveal frame buffer;
load the second subset at a first reduced resolution from the memory to a first extra-foveal frame buffer;
load the third subset at a second full resolution from the memory to a second foveal frame buffer; and
load the fourth subset at a second reduced resolution from the memory to a second extra-foveal frame buffer.

US Pat. No. 10,460,703

DISPLAY CONTROL APPARATUS, DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD, AND CAMERA MONITORING SYSTEM

ALPINE ELECTRONICS, INC.,...

1. A display control apparatus configured to be connected to an imaging apparatus, the display control apparatus comprising:a memory; and
a processor coupled to the memory, wherein
the processor obtains image data captured by the imaging apparatus by capturing an image behind a vehicle,
generates edge image data that indicates a peripheral portion of the image data to be viewed via an electric mirror that is placed at a rear-view mirror position inside the vehicle,
generates display image data by superimposing the generated edge image data onto the obtained image data, and
controls the generated display image data to be viewed via the electric mirror, wherein
the edge image data indicates a boundary between a front view and the display image data,and whereinthe processor detects an obstacle approaching from behind the vehicle with a speed equal to or greater than a predetermined speed, and
controls only the generated edge image data that indicates the peripheral portion to be viewed via the electric mirror without having the display image data displayed in a case where controlling for the display image data is stopped, but the obstacle is detected by the processor.

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. 10,460,473

CAMERA CALIBRATION SYSTEM

Zoox, Inc., Foster City,...

1. A calibration system comprising:a light source configured to emit a collimated light;
a cradle configured to house a camera;
one or more processors; and
one or more computer-readable media storing instructions executable by the one or more processors, wherein the instructions, when executed, cause the calibration system to perform operations comprising:
receiving a parameter associated with the camera;
sending a centering signal to adjust the cradle to a centered position;
sending a first calibration signal, wherein the first calibration signal causes the camera to adjust to a first position, the first position based at least in part on the parameter and comprising a first pitch and a first yaw;
sending a first capture signal to the camera to cause the camera to capture a first image of the collimated light at the first position;
sending a second calibration signal, wherein the second calibration signal causes the camera to adjust to a second position, the second position based at least in part on the parameter and comprising a second pitch and a second yaw;
sending a second capture signal to the camera to cause the camera to capture a second image of the collimated light at the second position;
receiving, from the camera, the first image and the second image;
calculating an intrinsic characteristic of a lens of the camera and an error associated with the lens based at least in part on a comparison between a first location of the collimated light in the first image and a first reference location of the collimated light and between a second location of the collimated light in the second image and a second reference location;
determining that the error is below a threshold error; and
storing the intrinsic characteristic of the lens.

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. 10,460,427

CONVERTING IMAGERY AND CHARTS TO POLAR PROJECTION

The Government of the Uni...

1. A method for converting imagery to a polar projection, comprising:obtaining a map request that specifies the polar projection for a geographic area;
dividing the geographic area into a plurality of image regions;
obtaining a first source image for a first image region of the plurality of image regions, wherein the first source image is at a first target resolution;
obtaining a second source image for a second image region of the plurality of image regions, wherein the second source image is at a second target resolution that is determined based on a geographic location of the second image region;
projecting the first source image and the second source image into the polar projection to obtain a single output image; and
using a polar coordinate system that corresponds to the polar projection to render the single output image in a spatial map.

US Pat. No. 10,460,332

PREDICTING PERFORMANCE FOR PROVIDING AN ITEM

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A computer-implemented method, comprisingstoring, by a computer system, performance metrics for item providers offering an item at an electronic marketplace, the performance metrics indicative of past performances of the item providers associated with providing units of the item to destinations and of past contexts and past conditions corresponding to the past performances, a past context associated with a particular source and a particular destination of one of the units of the item, a past condition associated with a past route between the particular source and the particular destination, the past context and the past condition stored in one or more databases;
generating, by the computer system, a performance prediction model based at least in part on the performance metrics, the performance prediction model comprising a machine learning algorithm trained to output, for an item provider of the item providers, expected performances associated with providing a unit of the item, the expected performances varying based at least in part on potential contexts and potential conditions, wherein the machine learning algorithm is trained based at least in part on a tuple that comprises a nested hierarchy of elements, wherein the elements comprise merchant identifiers, source locations, destination locations, contexts, and conditions, wherein, upon completion of training, the machine learning model outputs the expected performances corresponding to levels of the nested hierarchy;
receiving, by the computer system from a computing device of a consumer, a web search request for information about the item based at least in part on a web site hosted by the computer system and on an access of the computing device to the web site;
determining, by the computer system, a context associated with providing the unit of the item from a source location associated with the item provider to a destination location associated with the consumer, the destination location determined as a geo-location of the computing device based at least in part on the access to the web site;
determining, by the computer system from the one or more databases, a condition associated with a route for providing the unit of the item to the destination location;
generating, by the computer system based at least in part on input to the machine learning algorithm, a performance prediction associated with the item provider, the performance prediction comprising a predicted delivery time for providing the unit of the item and a likelihood for meeting the predicted delivery time, the input comprising an identifier of the provider, the context, and the condition, the performance prediction corresponding to a particular level of the nested hierarchy, wherein the particular level comprises the elements of the tuple;
sending, by the computer system to the computing device of the consumer, a web page of the web site for presentation in response to the web search request, the web page comprising the performance prediction, the identifier of the item provider, the predicted delivery time, and the likelihood for meeting the predicted delivery time;
initiating, by the computer system, the providing of the unit of the item via a carrier based at least in part on a selection of the item provider, the selection received from the computing device of the consumer based at least in part on the web page;
sending, by the computer system to the computing device of the consumer, notifications about progress of the providing of the unit of item, the notifications generated based at least in part on location tracking of the unit of the item, the location tracking comprising receiving a time and a location from a subscription service based at least in part on a scan of a barcode associated with the unit of the item, the subscription service available based at least in part on a subscription with the carrier, the notifications generated based at least in part on times and locations;
detecting, by the computer system based at least in part on the location tracking, a deviation between at least one of: the context and an updated context, or the condition and an updated condition, the updated context and the updated condition associated with the providing of the unit of the item;
generating, by the computer system, an update to the performance prediction based at least in part on inputting the deviation to the machine learning algorithm, the update comprising at least one of: an updated predicted delivery time or an updated likelihood for meeting the predicted delivery time; and
sending, by the computer system to the computing device of the consumer, a notification about the update to the performance prediction, the notification sent based at least in part on the deviation being detected and comprising a link to an updated web page, the updated web page comprising the updated predicted delivery time or the updated likelihood for meeting the predicted delivery time.

US Pat. No. 10,460,286

INVENTORY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF

The Joan and Irwin Jacobs...

1. A method for managing inventory of a product in at least one store, wherein the method is performed by an inventory management system with respect to a listing of the product on an electronic commerce (e-commerce) website, comprising:determining, for each store, a seed inventory of the product based at least on distribution data for the product; and
generating, for each store, an estimated current inventory of the product based on the respective seed inventory and at least one seed inventory heuristic determined based on information maintained by entities other than a vendor of the product; and
causing the display of information regarding the estimated current inventory to a virtual point of sale (POS) on a user device.

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. 10,460,257

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRAINING A TARGET DOMAIN CLASSIFIER TO LABEL TEXT SEGMENTS

CONDUENT BUSINESS SERVICE...

1. A method of data processing for training a target domain classifier to label text segments, the method comprising:identifying, by one or more processors in a computing device, a set of common keywords with same label from a set of source keywords and a set of target keywords, wherein each keyword in the set of source keywords and the set of target keywords is associated with a label;
training, by the one or more processors in the computing device, a first classifier, based on the set of common keywords, to label a first set of target text segments from a plurality of target text segments, wherein each of the labeled first set of target text segments is associated with a first confidence score;
training, by the one or more processors in the computing device, a second classifier based on at least a subset of the labeled first set of target text segments for which the first confidence score exceeds a confidence threshold value;
training, by the one or more processors in the computing device, a third classifier, based on the trained first classifier and the trained second classifier, to label a second set of target text segments from the plurality of target text segments,
wherein each of the labeled second set of target text segments is associated with a second confidence score,
wherein a subset of the labeled second set of target text segments, for which the second confidence score exceeds the confidence threshold value, is utilized for re-training the second classifier; and
determining, by the one or more processors in the computing device, labels of another plurality of target text segments based on the re-trained second classifier that corresponds to the target domain classifier.

US Pat. No. 10,460,208

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING LARGE SIMULATION DATA SETS FOR TESTING AN AUTONOMOUS DRIVER

Cognata Ltd., Rehovot (I...

1. A system for creating synthetic data for testing an autonomous system, comprising:at least one hardware processor adapted to execute a code for:
producing a plurality of synthetic training signals, each simulating one of a plurality of signals simultaneously captured from a common training scene by a plurality of sensors, and a plurality of training depth maps each qualifying one of the plurality of synthetic training signals according to the common training scene;
training a machine learning model based on the plurality of synthetic training signals and the plurality of training depth maps;
using the machine learning model to compute a plurality of computed depth maps based on a plurality of real signals, the plurality of real signals are captured simultaneously from a common physical scene, each of the plurality of real signals are captured by one of the plurality of sensors, each of the plurality of computed depth maps qualifies one of the plurality of real signals;
applying a point of view transformation to the plurality of real signals and the plurality of computed depth maps, to produce synthetic data simulating a possible signal captured from the common physical scene by a target sensor in an identified position relative to the plurality of sensors; and
providing the synthetic data to at least one testing engine to test an autonomous system comprising the target sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,460,170

IMAGE PROCESSING OF AERIAL IMAGERY FOR ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE SITE STATUS ANALYSIS

SOURCEWATER, INC., Houst...

1. A computer-implemented method for processing images to determine Energy Infrastructure (EI) site status, the method to be carried out by at least one processor executing computer instructions, the method comprising:receiving a working image including at least one aerial image of a portion of global terrain;
applying a first EI feature recognition model to the working image to generate information on a first EI feature at a first geographical location in the portion of global terrain at a first confidence level according to image content of the working image;
applying a second EI feature recognition model to the working image to generate information on a second EI feature at a second geographical location in the portion of global terrain at a second confidence level according to image content of the working image;
determining a composite indication of an EI site status based on at least the information on the first EI feature, the information on the second EI feature, the first confidence level and the second confidence level.

US Pat. No. 10,460,105

ENDPOINT MALWARE DETECTION USING AN EVENT GRAPH

Sophos Limited, Abingdon...

5. A method for malware detection comprising:instrumenting a first endpoint to monitor a number of causal relationships among a number of computing objects at a first set of logical locations within a computing environment related to the first endpoint;
excluding, from the first set of logical locations, at least one logical location associated with a known, good process;
recording a sequence of events causally relating the number of computing objects at the first set of logical locations excluding the at least one logical location associated with the known, good process;
creating an event graph based on the sequence of events;
applying a malware detection rule to the event graph; and
remediating the first endpoint when the malware detection rule and the event graph indicate a compromised security state.

US Pat. No. 10,460,099

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF DETECTING MALICIOUS CODE IN FILES

AO Kaspersky Lab, Moscow...

1. A computer-implemented method for detecting malicious code in files, the method comprising:intercepting, by a processor, one or more application program interface (API) calls during an execution of a process launched from a file of a computing device;
detecting, by the processor, a fulfillment of an exit condition of the process, wherein the exit condition is based on weights assigned to types of suspicious events;
in response to detecting the exit condition, identifying one or more signatures of a first type and transferring one or more saved memory dumps of the computing device to an emulator for execution, wherein the execution of the transferred one or more saved memory dumps of the computing device in the emulator comprises disassembling one or more executable codes contained in the one or more saved memory dumps and maintaining in succession in a second log records of the intercepted API calls, wherein each record in the second log contains information for an API function called, the information including a unique identifier (PID) of a process launched from a corresponding file; and
identifying a malicious code in the file in response to detecting one or more signatures of a second type based at least upon execution results of the transferred memory dumps of the computing device.

US Pat. No. 10,460,073

METHOD FOR IMPROVING ERGONOMICS OF A VEHICLE COCKPIT

1. Method for improving ergonomics of a car cockpit, said method comprising:obtaining information defining an initial cockpit configuration;
obtaining information on a driver's shape by using a 3D laser scan or image based models and information of a seat and steering wheel position the driver typically uses when driving;
defining a set of reaching movements for carrying out a bio-mechanical simulation,
wherein the defined set of reaching movements is formed by a plurality of types of reaching movements with a weighting factor assigned to each of the types of reaching movements for distinguishing an importance of each of the types of reaching movements;
conducting the bio-mechanical simulation on the basis of the information defining the initial cockpit configuration, information on the driver's shape and information on the seat and steering wheel position for calculating ergonomic quality criteria for the defined reaching movements during driving;
changing the cockpit configuration in an optimization process using the simulation result;
repeating conducting the bio-mechanical simulation and changing of the cockpit configuration until a predetermined stop condition is fulfilled;
outputting a definition for the final cockpit-configuration; and
manufacturing the car cockpit based on the output definition for the final cockpit-configuration,
wherein the quality criteria includes criteria for cognitive ergonomics, and
wherein the criteria for cognitive ergonomics refer to a distraction of the driver from a main driving task resulting from the reaching movements of the driver.

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. 10,459,995

SEARCH ENGINE FOR PROCESSING IMAGE SEARCH QUERIES IN MULTIPLE LANGUAGES

SHUTTERSTOCK, INC., New ...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:receiving an input user query from a user in at least one language selected from multiple languages;
creating an input user query vector for the input user query, the input user query vector having a length equal to a pre-selected length determined by a dimension of a multimodal space;
associating an image vector to the input user query vector in the multimodal space, the image vector having the pre-selected length;
identifying, from an image database, an image associated with the image vector;
providing the image for display to the user in a results panel of a user interface;
selecting a plurality of image results based on a similarity threshold to include image results that are beyond the similarity threshold in a search result set;
repopulating the search result set with a new similarity threshold when a number of image results is less than a pre-selected quota of the search result set; and
translating the input user query between at least two of the languages with two text vectors that are in proximity of the image vector in the multimodal space.

US Pat. No. 10,459,982

GENERATING DERIVED LINKS

International Businesss M...

1. A method for evaluating links between objects, comprising the operations of:receiving an ontology, the ontology comprising object types, associated semantic feature types, and a link between at least two of the object types;
identifying, from the ontology, semantic feature types that can be used to measure the links between at least two of the objects;
receiving instance information from an information source;
mapping the instance information into an ontological form of the instance information, wherein the ontological form comprises objects of the at least two object types, and associated semantic features of the semantic feature types;
analyzing the ontological form to generate an ontological mapping of the instance information;
analyzing the mapping to identify matches with a set of semantic patterns between object types, each semantic pattern being based on the associated semantic feature types of the at least two object types;
analyzing the associated semantic features associated with the objects of the identified matches to determine weightings for the links of the identified matches; and
providing the determined weightings associated with the links of the identified matches.

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. 10,459,942

SAMPLING FOR PREPROCESSING BIG DATA BASED ON FEATURES OF TRANSFORMATION RESULTS

TRIFACTA INC., San Franc...

1. A method for preprocessing data for analysis, the method comprising:receiving one or more input datasets, each dataset comprising a plurality of records, wherein the input datasets are for analysis by a data analysis system that requires records of the input datasets to conform to one or more formatting rules;
determining a sample dataset from the input dataset for testing a set of transform operations for preprocessing the input datasets for the analysis, wherein the sample dataset is selected based on data distribution features of the transformation results, the preprocessing modifying one or more records that fail to conform to the formatting rules such that the modified records conform to the formatting rules, the determining of the set of transform operations comprising:
identifying one or more transform operations;
applying the identified one or more transform operations to at least a subset of records of the input datasets to generate a result set;
configuring for presentation at a user interface, a visualization of a distribution of data values for a first attribute of the result set, wherein the visualization comprises features indicating, for each of a plurality of value ranges, each value range corresponding to a plurality of values of the first attribute, a number of records of the result set having data values for the first attribute that are within the value range;
receiving, via the user interface, information identifying a subset of the result set based on one or more features of the distribution indicated by the visualization;
identifying input records of the sample dataset processed by the identified transform operations for generating records of the subset of the result set; and
storing the identified input records to update the sample dataset;
adding the one or more transform operations to a transformation script;
sending the sample dataset to a client device for analysis, wherein the client device is configured to present a user interface to a user allowing the user to debug and test the transformation script using the sample dataset to generate a debugged transformation script; and
using the debugged transformation script to preprocess the input datasets for analysis by the data analysis system.

US Pat. No. 10,459,931

COMPUTERIZED TECHNICAL AUTHENTICATION AND GRADING SYSTEM FOR COLLECTIBLE OBJECTS

TAG P, LLC., Sherman Oak...

1. A computerized system for grading a collectible, comprising:a computer system comprising at least one processor comprising processor-executable computer instructions;
wherein said computer system is configured to receive at least one image of said collectible; and
at least one processing routine applied to said at least one image by said at least one processor, wherein a grade report of said collectible is produced based at least on results of said at least one processing routine.

US Pat. No. 10,459,863

TRANSCEIVER CIRCUIT FOR A CONTROLLER AREA NETWORK WITH IMPROVED SAFETY

Melexis Technologies NV, ...

1. A CAN-node comprising:a transceiver circuit for communicating data over a CAN bus, the CAN-bus having at least a first and a second bus line, the circuit comprising:
a data input port for receiving a signal to be transmitted over the CAN-bus;
a data output port for providing a signal received from the CAN-bus;
a CAN-bus transceiver unit having a receive data output port for providing data received from the CAN-bus, and a transmit data input port for receiving data to be transmitted to the CAN-bus;
a control input port adapted for receiving a control signal indicative of whether transmission of data from this transceiver circuit to the CAN-bus is allowed or prohibited;
a filter circuit adapted for filtering the control signal received on the control input port and for providing a filtered control signal;
logic circuitry adapted for configuring the CAN-bus transceiver unit in receive mode based on the filtered control signal, asynchronous with respect to communication on the CAN-bus, thereby preventing the circuit from transmitting data to the CAN-bus; and
a controller adapted for generating data, and having an input port connected to the data output port of the transceiver circuit for receiving data from the CAN-bus, and having an output port connected to the data input port of the transceiver circuit for transmitting the generated data to the CAN-bus;
wherein the controller comprises:
a state machine for generating said data to be transmitted via said output port and for processing data received via said input port; and
a monitoring unit for monitoring the data transmitted by the state machine, and for providing a control signal for selectively allowing or preventing the generated data to be transmitted to the CAN-bus.

US Pat. No. 10,459,823

DEBUGGING USING DUAL CONTAINER IMAGES

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A method comprising:providing a lightweight container image and an enhanced container image concurrently in a cloud platform, wherein the lightweight container image and the enhanced container image is generated using a same version of an application, wherein the enhanced container image additionally includes an integrated development environment having support for debugging applications and developing applications;
receiving, at the cloud platform, a request for debugging a problem that occurred during execution of the application in the lightweight container image;
directing, by the cloud platform, selected traffic from the lightweight container image to the enhanced container image, wherein the integrated development environment is opened for reproducing the problem; and
generating a new light weight container image and new enhanced container image using the application after the problem is fixed.

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. 10,459,625

PORTABLE DEVICE COMPRISING A TOUCH-SCREEN DISPLAY, AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a first touch display and a second touch display;
at least one processor that is configured to control to:
display a first page of a home screen on the first touch display and display a second page of the home screen on the second touch display, wherein the home screen comprises a plurality of pages including the first page, the second page, and a third page. and wherein each page of the plurality of pages includes an area in which to display an icon corresponding to an application of the electronic device;
obtain a user input for browsing the plurality of pages of the home screen while displaying the first page of the home screen on the first touch display and displaying the second page of the home screen on the second touch display; and
in response to obtaining the user input, transition from displaying the first page of the home screen on the first touch display to displaying the second page of the home screen on the first touch display and transition from displaying the second page of the home screen on the second touch display to displaying the third page of the home screen on the second touch display,
wherein the transitioning from the first page of the home screen on the first touch display to displaying the second page of the home screen on the first touch display and the transitioning from displaying the second page of the home screen on the second touch display to displaying the third page of the home screen on the second touch display comprise sliding the second page of the home screen and the third page of the home screen in a direction from the second touch display towards the first touch display, and
wherein, the sliding comprises displaying a first portion of the second page of the home screen on the first touch display and displaying a second portion of the second page of the home screen on the second touch display.

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. 10,459,276

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY INCLUDING BLACK COLUMN SPACER AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A liquid crystal display, comprising:a first substrate comprising a light transmitting area and a light blocking area;
a second substrate facing the first substrate;
a liquid crystal layer disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate;
a gate conductor configured to transfer gate signals and a data conductor configured to transfer data voltages, the gate conductor and the data conductor disposed on the first substrate;
a thin film transistor comprising the gate conductor and the data conductor;
a pixel electrode connected to the thin film transistor;
a color filter disposed between the data conductor and the pixel electrode; and
a black column spacer disposed on the color filter and overlapping the light blocking area,
wherein:
the color filter comprises a concave portion and a convex portion disposed in the concave portion wherein the concave portion has a thickness greater than 0; and
the black column spacer overlaps the color filter and comprises a light blocking member overlapping the concave portion and a spacer overlapping the convex portion, the light blocking member and the spacer have substantially the same thickness as each other.

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. 10,459,213

SAMPLE PROCESSING IMPROVEMENTS FOR MICROSCOPY

Alentic Microscience Inc....

1. An apparatus comprisinga two-dimensional arrangement of light sensitive elements exposed at a sensor surface of an imaging sensor, the imaging sensor to bear a sample for near-field microscopy, and
a mixing mechanism configured to cause mixing of the sample at the sensor surface, the mixing mechanism being configured (a) to cause a second surface to be moved into a predefined position relative to the sensor surface to form a sample space that is between the sensor surface and the second surface and contains at least part of the sample and (b) to move the second surface toward and away from the sensor surface before the sensor surface is moved into the predefined position.

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. 10,459,128

LIQUID CRYSTAL DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE

The University of Manches...

1. A liquid crystal device for focusing visible light, the liquid crystal device comprising:a plurality of curved substrates arranged to form one or more curved cavities therebetween, each substrate being configured to provide a focal power, wherein the one or more curved cavities contain liquid crystal and form one or more liquid crystal elements, each of the one or more liquid crystal elements being configured to provide a focal power, the focal power of each of the liquid crystal elements being dependent on the curvature of the respective cavity and a voltage applied across the liquid crystal contained within the respective cavity, and wherein the substrates in combination with the one or more liquid crystal elements are arranged to provide a first focal power in a substantial absence of an applied voltage and a second focal power in response to an applied voltage, wherein surfaces, of the plurality of curved substrates arranged to form at least one curved cavity therebetween, that are in contact with at least one of the liquid crystal elements, have different curvature radii and wherein the at least one of the liquid crystal elements has a non-uniform thickness and takes on the shape of the at least one curved cavity formed by the surfaces of the plurality of curved substrates.

US Pat. No. 10,459,086

SATELLITE POSITIONING SYSTEM AUTHENTICATION METHOD AND SYSTEM

Ordnance Survey Limited, ...

1. A method of authenticating a satellite positioning system (SPS) position fix in a SPS receiver, the method comprising:receiving at the SPS receiver position fix correction data derived from one or more reference SPS receivers;
determining a position fix of the SPS receiver using unencrypted open SPS channels transmitted from satellites of the SPS; and
receiving, by the SPS receiver, authentication data relating to one or more encrypted SPS channels that either authenticates or is used to authenticate the determined position fix without the SPS receiver having to fully decrypt the encrypted SPS channels,
wherein the method further comprises:
receiving and sampling the one or more encrypted SPS channels;
forwarding the sampled encrypted SPS channels data to a decryption server;
receiving an authentication signal from the decryption server as the authentication data in the event that the decryption server was able to authenticate the encrypted SPS channels data;
wherein if the encrypted SPS channel data received by the SPS receiver has been authenticated, the SPS receiver may then treat the unencrypted open channel data as authentic.

US Pat. No. 10,459,071

ORTHOGONAL SEPARATION DEVICE AND ORTHOGONAL SEPARATION METHOD

JAPAN RADIO CO., LTD., T...

1. An orthogonal separation device for processing P (=M×N) pulse waves (R11 to R1M), . . . , (RN1 to RNM) which arrive at N antennas by M pulse waves being transmitted by respective transmitting antennas at the same time, the device comprising:a wave detector that performs a wave detection process corresponding to each of the N antennas for each of the P pulse waves (R11 to R1M), . . . , (RN1 to RNM) and that generates P output signals (R?11 to R?1M), . . . , (R?N1 to R?NM), wherein a phase of each of the M pulse waves is modulated based on a value of one code that is included in a code array of known discrete values and the code array is different for each of the transmitting antennas; and
a demodulator that adjusts difference among the phases of the P output signals (R?11 to R?1M), . . . , (R?N1 to R?NM) according to the code arrays of known discrete values and generates P in-phase signals (r11 to r1M), . . . , (rN1 to rNM).

US Pat. No. 10,459,052

MAGNETIC RESONANCE CHEMICAL-SHIFT-ENCODED IMAGING METHOD, APPARATUS AND DEVICE

SHENZHEN INSTITUTES OF AD...

1. A magnetic resonance chemical-shift-encoded imaging method, comprising:providing predetermined resolutions;
establishing a phasor-error spectrum based on a two-point magnetic resonance signal model in a sampled image at each of the predetermined resolutions;
determining to be an initial seed point a pixel point having a unique phasor value in the phasor-error spectrum and enabling the phasor-error spectrum to reach a local minimum value;
estimating a phasor value of a to-be-estimated pixel point according to the initial seed point to obtain a field pattern at each of the predetermined resolutions;
mapping, at a highest resolution, the field patterns at the predetermined resolutions respectively to obtain a plurality of field patterns at the highest resolution, and merging the plurality of field patterns to obtain a reconstructed field pattern;
determining a reconstructed seed point from the reconstructed field pattern, and estimating based on the reconstructed seed point to obtain a phasor value of the reconstructed to-be-estimated pixel point; and
obtaining separated images of two predetermined components according to the phasor values of the reconstructed to-be-estimated pixel point and the reconstructed seed point.

US Pat. No. 10,459,012

SYSTEM FOR MONITORING ELECTRICAL POWER USAGE OF A STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF SAME

BELKIN INTERNATIONAL, INC...

1. A method for monitoring usage of electrical power of a structure using an electrical power monitoring system, the structure having one or more main electrical power lines that supply the electrical power to a first load in the structure, the method comprising:calibrating the electrical power monitoring system, comprising:
attaching a computational device of the electrical power monitoring system to a first phase line of the structure;
attaching a calibration device of the electrical power monitoring system to a second phase line of the structure, wherein the first phase line of the structure is different than the second phase line of the structure; and
determining amplitudes and phases of currents in each current sensor of a sensing device of the electrical power monitoring system while the computational device is attached to the first phase line and while the calibration device is attached to the second phase line, wherein first calibration data are generated while calibrating the electrical power monitoring system;
storing the first calibration data;
measuring a first raw current using the sensing device of the electrical power monitoring system;
calculating a first measured current based on the first raw current; and
displaying the first measured current.

US Pat. No. 10,459,003

SIGNAL DETECTION METHOD FOR CAPACITANCE DETECTION TYPE SENSOR, MEMS SENSOR, AND SYSTEM

HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM...

1. A signal detection method for detecting a change of an electric capacitance of a capacitance detection type sensor, comprising:receiving, at the sensor, a signal within a signal frequency bandwidth, the signal having electric charge information indicating the change in electric capacitance,
generating a carrier wave, used to transfer the signal to a circuit, at a first modulation frequency and a second modulation frequency lower than the first modulation frequency, each of the first modulation frequency and a second modulation frequency being greater than the signal frequency bandwidth;
transferring, to the circuit, the signal having the electric charge information indicating the change in the electric capacitance and modulated by the carrier wave;
sampling, at the circuit, the signal at the first modulation frequency;
converting, at the circuit, the signal having the electric charge information indicating the change in the electric capacitance into a second signal having electric charge information indicating a change in a voltage such that a frequency spectrum component of the signal at the first modulation frequency is changed to direct current (DC) while a frequency spectrum component of the signal at the first modulation frequency remains unchanged;
demodulating the second signal, having the electric charge information indicating the change in the voltage, with the second modulation frequency; and
applying a frequency filter to the demodulated signal to obtain a target frequency signal.

US Pat. No. 10,458,988

BIOTINYLATED LUMINESCENT PROBE

MUSC Foundation for Resea...

1. A bioluminescent probe of formula I (B-YL):
wherein n is 10 to 200,
or a derivative thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,458,768

PROTECTION COVERING FOR FOLDED TAIL FIN OF PROJECTILE

AGENCY FOR DEFENSE DEVELO...

1. A protection covering for folded tail fins of a projectile, the protection covering, for protecting the folded tail fins provided at a rear end of a projectile, comprising: a body portion having a cylindrical shape and having an inner part into which a portion of the projectile having tail fins installed thereat is inserted, wherein the tail fins are constrained; a circular plate portion provided at a rear end of the body portion to close the rear end of the body portion; and a combustion gas suction hole provided at a center of the circular plate portion so as to be coaxial with the circular plate portion, wherein the rear end of the projectile is configured open; a plurality of inner grooves each having a space corresponding to depth and width of each of the inner grooves is provided between the rear end of the projectile and each inner groove provided on the inner side surface of the circular plate portion of the protection covering; when the projectile is inserted into the body portion, the rear end of the projectile being open is closed by the circular plate portion, wherein the inner side of the rear end portion of the projectile becomes an air pocket; and after the projectile moves away from a gun barrel, the accumulated combustion gas flowed into the air pocket through the combustion gas suction hole during the launch of the projectile automatically separates the protection covering from the projectile by pressure applied on the inner side surface of the circular plate portion, wherein the plurality of inner grooves are provided in radial directions from the combustion gas suction hole on the inner side surface of the circular plate portion so as to increase an area of the inner side surface of the circular plate portion on which the pressure is applied in a direction to separate the protection covering.

US Pat. No. 10,458,736

DYNAMIC VARIABLE FORCE TRIGGER MECHANISM FOR FIREARMS

1. A closed loop magnetically variable trigger force trigger mechanism for a firearm, the trigger comprising:a stationary yoke configured for mounting to the firearm;
a rotatable trigger member pivotably coupled to the stationary yoke about a pivot axis, the trigger member and stationary yoke collectively configured to form a closed magnetic loop;
an openable and closeable first air gap formed between the trigger member and the stationary yoke;
a permanent magnet arranged to generate a static magnetic field in the closed magnetic loop, the static magnetic field creating a primary resistance force opposing movement of the trigger member when pulled by the user;
a control insert selectively movable relative to a second control air gap formed in the yoke which attenuates the static magnetic field, the control insert constructed and operable to change the static magnetic field;
wherein the static magnetic field is changeable via varying position of the control insert relative to the control air gap to adjust a trigger pull force of the trigger mechanism.

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. 10,458,733

BOLT MECHANISMS AND FIREARMS CONTAINING THE SAME

1. A bolt mechanism for a firearm, comprising:a bolt configured to receive a firing pin assembly and having a longitudinal axis; and
a bolt head assembly coupled to an end of the bolt and including an extractor rotatable about the longitudinal axis of the bolt, wherein the bolt rotates relative to the extractor when the bolt rotates about the longitudinal axis and the bolt mechanism is installed in the firearm, wherein the bolt head assembly further comprises a floating bolt head that is rotatable about two axes of rotation that are substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 10,458,730

DRAINAGE SYSTEM FOR A DEHUMIDIFICATION SYSTEM

Therma-Stor LLC, Madison...

1. A dehumidification system, comprising:a heat exchanger;
an evaporator positioned next to the heat exchanger;
a primary drain pan disposed at least partially below the heat exchanger and at least partially below the evaporator, the primary drain pan comprising one or more raised ribs that are disposed on a bottom surface of the primary drain pan and extend upwards toward the evaporator from the bottom surface, the one or more raised ribs configured to at least partially block air flowing across the primary drain pan as the air flows from the heat exchanger into the evaporator;
a secondary drain pan disposed at least partially between the evaporator and the primary drain pan, the secondary drain pan comprising a plurality of downspouts, each downspout comprising an end that is contoured and is positioned proximate to one of the raised ribs, each downspout configured to funnel water condensed from the evaporator into an area of the primary drain pan that is at least partially surrounded by one of the raised ribs;
a condenser disposed at least partially below the primary drain pan; and
an impeller disposed at least partially below the primary drain pan and adjacent to the condenser.

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. 10,458,676

RETRACTABLE HANDLE FOR A PORTABLE DEHUMIDIFIER

Therma-Stor LLC, Madison...

1. A portable dehumidifier, comprising:two wheels;
a cabinet comprising:
an airflow inlet located on a front side of the cabinet;
an airflow outlet located on a back side of the cabinet that is opposite the front side;
an evaporator located adjacent to the airflow inlet;
a plurality of microchannel condenser coils;
two bushing plates counted to the cabinet;
two brackets, each bracket coupled to a respective one of the bushing plates;
a fan located adjacent to the airflow outlet, the fan configured to generate an airflow that flows into the cabinet through the airflow inlet and out of the cabinet through the airflow outlet, the airflow flowing through the evaporator and the plurality of microchannel condenser coils in order to provide dehumidification to the airflow; and
a retractable handle configured to:
slide into and out of the cabinet; and
pivot upwards and lock into a tilted position to allow for transport of the portable dehumidifier;
wherein the retractable handle comprises:
a cross member; and
two sliding members coupled to the cross member, each sliding member comprising one or more pins.

US Pat. No. 10,458,674

DECORATIVE PANEL AND AIR-CONDITIONER INDOOR UNIT PROVIDED WITH SAME

Daikin Industries, Ltd., ...

1. A decorative panel for an air conditioning device, the decorative panel being attached to a bottom of an indoor unit body mounted on a ceiling, the indoor unit body including a casing which houses an indoor fan, an indoor heat exchanger arranged around the indoor fan, and a drain pan arranged below the indoor heat exchanger, the decorative panel comprising:a panel body having a suction port and an outlet port and attached to a bottom of the casing; and
a suction grill attached to the suction port of the panel body, wherein
the panel body includes an inner panel member having a vertically extending partition wall that forms a panel-side suction channel inside the partition wall, and a heat insulator which is positioned between the suction port and the outlet port and which forms part of the outlet port,
the suction grill includes
a grill body positioned over the suction port, and
an extension extending outward from an entire periphery of the grill body to overlap with a lower surface of the panel body beyond the partition wall,
a distance from an end of a portion of the extension extending toward the outlet port to the suction port is smaller than a distance from the suction port to an edge of a lower surface of the heat insulator facing the outlet port,
the vertically extending partition wall continuously extends along a vertically extending inner most surface of the heat insulator and ends at a portion of the extension, and
the end of the portion of the extension extending toward the outlet port is in contact with the lower surface of the heat insulator,
a lower most surface of the heat insulator of the panel body is positioned above a lower most surface of the panel body, and
the end of the portion extending toward the outlet port that is in contact with the lower surface of the heat insulator is thicker than the other portion of the extension which overlaps with the lower surface of the panel body.

US Pat. No. 10,458,664

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A PORTABLE AIR CONDITIONER

1. A portable air conditioning system comprising:a cylindrically shaped bucket having an upper peripheral edge defining an opening into an interior space of the bucket;
an intake plenum configured to be removably connectable to the upper peripheral edge of the bucket and having a plurality of air entry openings and a plurality of ducts coupling the air entry openings to the interior space of the bucket;
a lid configured to be removably coupled to the intake plenum and having a contoured lower surface, wherein, when the lid is coupled to the intake plenum, the contoured lower surface of the lid and an upper surface of the intake plenum form air exit channels;
a blower connected to a lower surface of the lid, the blower configured to pull air from the interior space of the bucket and push the air through the air exit channels to an exterior of the bucket; and
wherein, when the intake plenum is connected to the bucket and the lid is coupled to the intake plenum, an intake flow path is formed such that air entering the air entry openings passes through the ducts before reaching the interior space of the bucket.

US Pat. No. 10,458,663

AC CAGE—ANTI-THEFT DEVICE

1. An anti-theft device, comprising:a plurality of sides surrounding frames arranged in a series, each of the side surrounding frames having an adjustable width;
each side surrounding fame being permanently and rotatably secured to an adjacently arranged side surrounding frame in the plurality of side surrounding frames, with the exception of a first and a last side surrounding frame;
the first side surrounding frame having a free end that is opposite an end that is permanently and rotatably secured to one of the adjacently arranged side surrounding frames;
the last side surrounding frame having a free end that is opposite an end that is permanently and rotatably secured to one of the adjacently arranged side surrounding frames;
the free end of the first side surrounding frame and the free end of the last side surrounding frame being temporarily attachable to each other; a transverse surrounding frame having an adjustable width, the transverse surrounding frame secured to a top side of at least two oppositely arranged side surrounding frames in the plurality of side surrounding frames; and
the anti-theft device having an enclosed state and a folded state, when in the enclosed state, the free end of the first side surrounding frame and the free end of the last side surrounding frame are locked together and a closed-in area is formed by the plurality of side surrounding frames and the transverse surrounding provides a partial upper cover over the closed-in area, and when in the folded state, the plurality of side surrounding frames are folded and stacked on each other.

US Pat. No. 10,458,655

FUEL NOZZLE ASSEMBLY

General Electric Company,...

1. A system, comprising:a fuel nozzle, comprising:
a first wall disposed about a central axis;
a second wall disposed about the first wall; and
a plurality of lobes disposed between the first and second walls, wherein the plurality of lobes is spaced about the central axis to define a plurality of flow passages, wherein the plurality of lobes extends to a downstream end portion of the fuel nozzle, wherein a tip of each lobe of the plurality of lobes is radially spaced apart from the first wall by a radial gap to define an annular space between the plurality of lobes and the first wall such that the plurality of lobes is not in contact with the first wall, wherein at least one lobe of the plurality of lobes comprises a downstream end face comprising a recessed wall between the second wall and the radial gap, wherein the recessed wall extends along a length and a width of the at least one lobe of the plurality of lobes, and wherein the downstream end face comprises a first opening disposed on the recessed wall.

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. 10,458,621

SHARPENER AND A LIGHTING FIXTURE

MODULEX INC., Tokyo (JP)...

1. A sharpener comprising:a cylindrical inner louver portion and a cylindrical outer louver portion, which are concentrically disposed around an axis that extends forward from the center of a light-emitting surface, wherein:
a back end of the inner louver portion and a back end of the outer louver portion are disposed nearer to the light-emitting surface than a front end of the inner louver portion and a front end of the outer louver portion, respectively, the front end of the inner louver portion is disposed nearer to the light-emitting surface than the front end of the outer louver portion, and the back end of the inner louver portion is disposed nearer to the light-emitting surface than the back end of the outer louver portion;
a cross section of the sharpener comprises a plane comprising the axis, the cross section further comprising a first side and a second side relative to the axis;
a first reference line comprises a straight line that passes through a back end side inner periphery edge of the outer louver portion located on the first side and a front end side inner periphery edge of the outer louver portion located on the second side;
a portion of a front end side outer periphery edge of the inner louver portion positioned on the first side in the cross section is located: on the first reference line; or
in a direction away from the light-emitting surface from the first reference line;
and
an outermost diameter of the inner louver portion is larger than an outermost diameter of the light-emitting surface.

US Pat. No. 10,458,603

TUBULAR LIGHTING ASSEMBLY WITH ELASTIC ELONGATED SUBSTRATE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A TUBULAR LIGHTING ASSEMBLY WITH ELASTIC ELONGATED SUBSTRATE

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A method for manufacturing an elongated assembly having a tubular body with a central axis and an inner surface, said assembly comprising an elastic elongated substrate having a first surface and a second surface, the substrate being at least partially deformable and adapted to couple at least one electrical component to the first surface, the assembly further comprising a supporting surface constituted at least in part by the inner surface arranged to support at least a portion of the second surface, the method comprising:inducing an elastic preload in at least one portion of the elastic elongated substrate by deforming the elastic elongated substrate such that the portion of the second surface curves outwards at least longitudinally;
inserting the elastic elongated substrate into the tubular body of the assembly; and
fixedly arranging the elastic elongated substrate in the elongated assembly, wherein the elastic preload in the at least a portion of the elastic elongated substrate produces a force between the at least one portion of the second surface and the supporting surface that abuts the portion of the second surface against the supporting surface, by arranging the substrate in two opposite ends of the tubular body, wherein the elastic preload imposed by the substrate imposes a force to direct the substrate to increase a curvature of the substrate along a direction parallel to the central axis of the tubular body while the substrate is fixedly arranged in the elongated assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,458,596

HEAD HANDHELD FRAME

YUNEEC INTERNATIONAL (CHI...

1. A pan-tilt hand holder, comprising:a frame body, in which a control device and a power device are provided; and
a clamping mechanism, configured to hold a mobile terminal, disposed on a top surface of the frame body,
wherein the frame body is configured to install a pan-tilt image capture device on a bottom surface of the frame body,
wherein the control device is configured to control the movement of the pan-tilt image capture device,
wherein the power device is configured to supply electric power for the control device,
wherein the control device comprises a potentiometer roller, a roller panel and a main control circuit board,
wherein the roller panel is installed on the frame body, and
wherein the main control circuit board is configured to control the movement of the pan-tilt image capture device, and the main control circuit board is connected with the potentiometer roller.

US Pat. No. 10,458,584

QUICK COUPLING

STAUBLI FAVERGES, Faverg...

1. A quick coupling for sealably joining fluid conduits, including a male element suitable for being connected to a first conduit and a female element suitable for being connected to a second conduit, the male element including:a male body provided with a locking relief and defining an inner channel in communication with the first conduit,
a purging ring of the first conduit, surrounding the male body, and movable between a rear position, in which the purging ring closes off a purging passage of the male body, and a forward position, in which the purging ring no longer closes off the purging passage,the female element including:a female body defining an inner channel in communication with the second conduit,
a ball-retainer arranged inside the female body, forming a receiving housing of the male body and bearing locking balls of the male body, said locking balls being movable in a housing between a first position, in which they are able to oppose the removal of the locking relief, and a second position, in which the locking balls allow the removal of the locking relief,
a valve body secured to the ball-retainer, translatable in the female body between a forward position, in which it closes off the fluid passage toward the second conduit, and a rear position, in which the passage toward the second conduit is open, the valve body including coupling balls suitable for securing the valve body and the female body in translation,
an inner ring arranged inside the valve body, suitable, in a retaining position, for keeping the valve body and the female body coupled by the coupling balls when the female element is uncoupled from the male element,wherein:in a first coupling configuration by bringing the male element and the female element closer together, the locking balls have crossed the locking relief of the male element,
in a second coupling configuration by coming closer together, the inner ring has reached a position in which it no longer keeps the valve body and the female body coupled by the coupling balls,
in a third coupling configuration by coming closer together, the female body keeps the locking balls in their first position,
in a fourth coupling configuration by coming closer together, the valve body has reached a position that allows fluid to pass between the two conduits,
the female element includes steering means able to drive the purging ring from its rear position toward its forward position during the uncoupling of the male and female elements by moving away from one another.

US Pat. No. 10,458,580

HOSE CLIP

NORMA Germany GmbH, Main...

1. A hose clip comprising a clip band and a clamping device, wherein a receiving region is configured between axial edge regions of the clip band, said receiving region extending radially outwardly and in a circumferential direction, wherein the receiving region is interrupted in the region of the clamping device, wherein the receiving region comprises a first end region and a second end region, wherein the clamping device is arranged between the first end region and the second end region, wherein the first end region tapers towards a first end and the second end region tapers towards a second end, wherein the first end and the second end are eccentrically arranged in an axial direction of the hose clip.

US Pat. No. 10,458,558

VALVE, CONTAINER FOR RECEIVING AND/OR MIXING FLUIDS, USE OF A CONTAINER AND METHOD FOR RECEIVING AND/OR MIXING FLUIDS

KAO GERMANY GMBH, Darmst...

1. A valve for a bowl and/or a bottle that receives and/or mixes fluids, the valve comprising:a vent for injecting a fluid, wherein the vent comprises an inlet connected to a discharge opening via a discharge channel;
a flexible diaphragm for covering the discharge opening of the vent, wherein a top surface of the flexible diaphragm and a bottom surface of the flexible diaphragm define a plane of the flexible diaphragm;
a holding collar, for receiving a measuring cylinder, is provided on a perimeter of the flexible diaphragm and extends outwardly from the plane of the flexible diaphragm; and
a fastening means for loss-proof receiving the flexible diaphragm between the fastening means and the vent, wherein the fastening means is releasably connected to the vent,
wherein
the vent comprises a support collar supporting the holding collar,
the holding collar comprises a sealing rim protruding mainly radially outwards,
the sealing rim is arranged between the fastening means and the support collar, and
the sealing rim, in its entirety, is provided outside the plane of the flexible diaphragm.

US Pat. No. 10,458,544

HYDRAULIC SLIP CONTROL METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR A DRIVELINE INCLUDING A CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION

TRANSMISSION CVTCORP INC....

1. A method to control the slippage of a driveline including a prime mover having an output, a continuously variable transmission (CVT) having an input connected to the output of the prime mover and an output, a controllable slippage level hydraulic slip arrangement having an input connected to the output of the CVT and an output, the hydraulic slip arrangement including a planetary gear assembly provided with one input and first and second outputs; the input defining the input of the hydraulic slip arrangement; the first output defining the output of the hydraulic slip arrangement; the second output being connected to a hydraulic pump provided with a controllable release valve, the method including the steps of:determining a usable torque of the prime mover; and
controlling the slippage level of the hydraulic slip arrangement to allow the usable torque to pass through the hydraulic slip arrangement but to slip should a requested torque be greater than the usable torque by controlling the release valve to allow the hydraulic pump to rotate should the requested torque be greater than the usable torque.

US Pat. No. 10,458,527

POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE

SEJIN-IGB CO., LTD., (KR...

1. A power transmission device comprising:a pin gear having a plurality of power transmission pins that are rotationally moved by a corresponding tooth shape formed on an outer gear;
a motor arranged in a direction substantially perpendicular to a rotation axis of the pin gear, and generating power to rotate the pin gear; and
a motion transfer unit connected to the pin gear and the motor between the pin gear and the motor, and transferring a rotational motion of the motor to a rotational motion of the pin gear;
wherein the motion transfer unit comprises:
a unit housing; and
a built-in deceleration module provided in the unit housing, and decelerating a rotation force of the motor and transferring a decelerated rotational force to the pin gear, wherein the built-in deceleration module comprises:
a first drive gear inserted in a first opening formed in the unit housing in a direction substantially perpendicular to the rotation axis of the pin gear, and rotated by the motor; and
a first driven gear inserted in a second opening communicating with the first opening and formed in a direction crossing the first opening, and decelerating a rotation force of the first drive gear by being engaged with the first drive gear,
wherein the first drive gear is a drive bevel gear and the first driven gear is a driven bevel gear,
wherein the built-in deceleration module further comprises a second drive gear that is connected to the driven bevel gear in an area of the second opening
wherein the built-in deceleration module further comprises:
a drive gear pressing and insertion structure connected to the second drive gear forming one body, and comprising a shaft pressing and insertion portion having a shaft pressing and insertion hole in which a non-circular shaft formed at one end portion of the second drive gear is pressed and inserted, and a plurality of pin insertion holes in which a plurality of connection pins formed on the driven bevel gear are inserted; and
a drive gear coupling portion coupling the second drive gear and the drive gear pressing and insertion structure.

US Pat. No. 10,458,487

COOLING SYSTEM FOR CLUTCH MECHANISM

VALEO EMBRAYAGES, Amiens...

1. A clutch mechanism designed to be installed between an engine and a motor vehicle transmission, the clutch mechanism comprising:at least one clutch rotating around an axis O;
a control system of the at least one clutch comprising:
a case; and
at least one annular piston arranged to be displaced axially relative to the case in order to engage or disengage the at least one clutch by way of at least one transmission bearing;
a clutch support arranged to support the at least one clutch radially by way of a support bearing, wherein the clutch support is situated in a position axially intermediate between the control system and an output hub of the clutch mechanism:
at least one cooling duct arranged to make a cooling fluid circulate toward the at least one clutch, wherein the at least one cooling duct comprises an axially extending part and at least one radially extending part;
wherein the axially extending part of each cooling duct is situated radially between a transmission shaft and an interior face of the clutch support, and at least one radially extending part of each cooling duct is situated axially between the support bearing and the output hub.

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. 10,458,484

DUAL CLUTCH

C-STONE TECHNOLOGIES CO.,...

1. A dual clutch outputting rotational power of an input shaft to a first output shaft or a second output shaft, the dual clutch comprising:a cylindrical transmission housing having a space therein;
a first clutch disposed at a radial outer side within the transmission housing and adapted to selectively transmit the rotational power of the input shaft to the first output shaft; and
a second clutch disposed at the radial inner side of the first clutch within the transmission housing and adapted to selectively transmit the rotational power of the input shaft to the second output shaft,
wherein the dual clutch further includes a first piston selectively actuating the first clutch,
the first piston is adapted to continuously transmit the rotational power of the input shaft transmitted to the first clutch to the second clutch, and
wherein the rotational power of the input shaft is transmitted by only one of the first clutch and the second clutch at a time.

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. 10,458,236

ROADWAY CONDUIT SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Electricwaze LLC, Wilmin...

1. A zero emissions vehicle roadway conduit system, comprising:at least one roadway conduit section that comprises:
a floor portion that comprises a roadway surface configured to receive one or more traveling vehicles,
a ceiling portion, and
at least one sidewall portion coupled to the floor portion and the ceiling portion such that the floor, ceiling, and at least one sidewall portions define a roadway conduit volume through which the one or more traveling vehicles traverse the at least one roadway conduit section, the at least one roadway conduit section comprising at least two fixedly connected preformed segments;
at least one roadway conduit ingress coupled to a first location of the at least one roadway conduit section, the at least one roadway conduit ingress comprising at least one internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle barrier configured to prevent exhaust emitting vehicles of the one or more traveling vehicles from entering the at least one roadway conduit based on each of the exhaust emitting vehicles having an internal combustion engine, the ICE vehicle barrier comprising a sign or signal that describes a prohibition against entry into the at least one roadway ingress by the exhaust emitting vehicles exclusive of zero emissions vehicles of the one or more traveling vehicles; and
at least one roadway conduit egress coupled to a second location of the at least one roadway conduit section.

US Pat. No. 10,458,218

METHOD OF MODELLING HYDROCARBON PRODUCTION FROM FRACTURED UNCONVENTIONAL FORMATIONS

1. A method of modeling hydrocarbon flow from an unconventional reservoir which has been subjected to multi-stage hydraulic fracturing using relative reservoir data sampled in respect of the reservoir, said method comprising:a. selecting a production reservoir block, being a primary hydrocarbon producing region within the reservoir, using the relative reservoir data;
b. calculating the reservoir dimensions of length, width and height of the production reservoir block;
c. identifying a fracture location and a plurality of fracture properties of each hydraulic fracture within the production reservoir block;
d. using a portion of the relative reservoir data corresponding to the production reservoir block and the fracture location within the production reservoir block, subdividing the production reservoir block into a plurality of closed production regions each containing at least one hydraulic fracture therein;
e. calculating a region dimensions of length, width, and height for each closed production region;
f. subdividing each closed production region into a plurality of flow sub-systems based upon the fracture locations within the region and the relative reservoir data in respect of the closed production region, each flow sub-system representative of a relatively homogeneous production zone within the closed production region;
g. in respect of at least one selected point in time:
i. assigning at least one reservoir property sampled at the selected point in time to each flow sub-system;
ii. calculating a sub-system hydrocarbon flow for each flow sub-system using the at least one reservoir property assigned thereto along with the portion of the relative reservoir data corresponding to the flow subsystem, each calculated sub-system hydrocarbon flow being a couplable formulaic result which can be coupled to other calculated sub-system hydrocarbon flows for other sub-systems within the same closed production region;
iii. calculating a region hydrocarbon flow for each closed production region by coupling the calculated sub-system hydrocarbon flows for each of the flow sub-systems within said closed production region, each calculated region hydrocarbon flow being a couplable formulaic result which can be coupled to other calculated region hydrocarbon flows for other closed production regions within the reservoir production block; and
iv. calculating the reservoir hydrocarbon flow for the reservoir by coupling the region hydrocarbon flows for each of the plurality of closed production regions.

US Pat. No. 10,458,216

WATER HEATING APPARATUS FOR CONTINUOUS HEATED WATER FLOW AND METHOD FOR USE IN HYDRAULIC FRACTURING

Heat On-The-Fly, LLC, Ho...

1. A method of heating fluid for use in fracturing a formation producing at least one of oil and gas, comprising the steps of:a) providing a heating apparatus for heating fluid to a temperature of at least about 40 degrees F. (4.4 degrees C.);
b) transmitting a stream of cool or cold fluid to a mixer, the cool or cold fluid stream being at a temperature of less than a predetermined target temperature;
c) the mixer having a first inlet that receives cool or cold fluid from the stream of step “b” and a first outlet that enables discharge of a substantially continuous stream of fluid;
d) the mixer having a second inlet that enables heated fluid to enter the mixer;
e) adding heated fluid from the heating apparatus of step “a” to the mixer via the second inlet;
f) wherein the volume of fluid of step “b” is much greater than the volume of fluid of step “e”;
g) wherein fluid exiting the first outlet of the mixer is transmitted into a formation producing at least one of oil and gas and includes a proppant when transmitted into the formation; and
h) wherein fluid flows substantially continuously from the first inlet to the first outlet during the fracturing process, and
wherein the fluid exiting the first outlet of the mixer flows at a rate of at least 20 barrels per minute into the formation.

US Pat. No. 10,458,212

CONSISTENT ENTRY HOLE SHAPED CHARGE

Hunting Titan, Inc., Pam...

1. A method for perforating a formation comprising:placing a perforating gun downhole at a predetermined location of a cased hole having an inner surface, placing a plurality of shaped charges in a plurality of orientations about the perforating gun;
detonating a plurality of shaped charges in a plurality of directions, with a plurality of fluid gaps, wherein at least two fluid gaps are different lengths; and
simultaneously perforating consistent diameter holes in the plurality of directions in the cased hole at the plurality of fluid gaps, wherein the perforations at the at least two different fluid gaps are consistent with respect to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,458,183

STEPLADDER HAVING A LADDER TOP WITH CONDUIT HOLDER SLOT AND METHOD

Werner Co., Greenville, ...

1. A method for cutting a tube comprising the steps of:placing the tube onto a conduit holder slot on a ladder top of a stepladder, the top having a surface having a front side and a rear side and a right side and a left side and a length, the conduit holder slot for holding tubing, pipe or conduit, the conduit holder slot extending along the length of the surface and in the surface's right side and left side, the conduit holder slot having sides in contact with each other and which form a cross section in the ladder top which is V-shaped and non-symmetrical; and
cutting the tube, pipe, or conduit while the tube, pipe, or conduit is disposed in the conduit holder slot where the conduit holder slot allows a wedging force to be created by the conduit holder slot in response to a cutting or sawing force applied to the tube, pipe, or conduit, wherein the conduit holder slot has a first side with a flat portion, and wherein the conduit holder slot has a second side with a flat portion, the second side has a shallower lead-in angle relative to the surface and relative to the first side which has a steeper angle than the lead-in angle relative to the surface.

US Pat. No. 10,458,180

FENCE GATE ASSEMBLY, FENCE GATE KIT, SYSTEM AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING THEREOF

BARRETTE OUTDOOR LIVING, ...

1. A fence gate assembly comprising:an upright comprising a first wall, a second wall opposite to the first wall, a third wall extending between the first and second wall, and a fourth wall spaced from the third wall and extending between the first wall and the second wall, wherein the first wall, the second wall, the third wall and the fourth wall provide a longitudinal opening;
an insert received by the longitudinal opening of the upright and coupled to the upright via an adhesive, the insert comprising:
a rear wall abutting the second wall of the upright in the coupled state of the insert;
a pair of side walls extending from the rear wall, wherein the rear wall and the pair of side walls at least partly enclose a cavity; and
a support portion extending from the rear wall and disposed between the pair of side walls; and
a rail at least partially within the cavity of the insert, the rail comprising a channel to receive the support portion therein.

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. 10,457,660

HETEROATOM CONTAINING CYCLIC DIMERS

Novus International, Inc....

15. A process for forming a polymer comprising repeat units of Formula (XX), the process comprising contacting a plurality of compounds of Formula (II):
with a catalyst to form the polymer comprising repeat units of Formula (XX):

wherein:
R1 is (CR8R)mYR10R11;
R2, R3, R4, R5, R8, and R9 are independently hydrogen or alkyl;
R6 and R10 are alkyl;
R7 and R11 are not present;
Z and Y are independently sulfur, sulfone, sulfoxide, or selenium; and
n and m are integers from 1 to 20.

US Pat. No. 10,457,634

PROCESS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF FORMALDEHYDE

Johnson Matthey Public Li...

10. A process for producing formaldehyde, comprising (a) oxidizing methanol with air in a formaldehyde production unit, thereby producing a formaldehyde-containing stream; and (b) separating said formaldehyde-containing stream into a formaldehyde product stream and a formaldehyde vent gas stream; wherein the formaldehyde vent gas stream, without treatment in a vent gas treatment unit, is passed to one or more stages of a carbon dioxide removal unit operating by either reactive absorption, physical absorption, or pressure-wing adsorption.

US Pat. No. 10,457,619

RESORCINOL DERIVATIVES FOR COSMETIC USE THEREOF

1. A compound for depigmenting, lightening, and/or bleaching the skin, according to formula (I) below:
wherein:
R1 and R2, which may be identical or different, are chosen from:
a) hydrogen, or
b) a radical COR5, wherein R5 is chosen from a linear C1-C10 or branched C3-C10 alkyl radical;
R3 is chosen from a linear C1-C6 or branched C3-C6 alkyl radical; and
R4 is chosen from:
a) hydrogen,
b) a linear C1-C6 or branched C3-C6 alkyl radical, or
c) a radical COR5,
or a salt thereof, a solvate thereof, an optical isomer thereof, a racemate thereof, or a mixture thereof.

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. 10,457,571

MEMBRANE CLEANING AND DESALINATION WITH A MEMBRANE USING ACOUSTIC PRESSURE SHOCK WAVES

SANUWAVE, INC., Suwanee,...

1. A method of using a porous filtration membrane in a fluid comprising generating acoustic pressure shock waves wherein each cycle of an acoustic pressure shock wave includes a compressive phase and a tensile phase and applying the acoustic pressure shock waves through the fluid to the membrane to prevent or dislodge attachment of biological or solid matter in the fluid to the membrane.

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. 10,457,549

SEMICONDUCTIVE STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANF...

1. A semiconductive structure, comprising:a first substrate comprising:
an interconnection layer; and
a first conductor protruding from the interconnection layer;
a second substrate comprising a second conductor bonded to the first conductor;
a first cavity between and sealed by the first substrate and the second substrate, wherein the first cavity has a first cavity pressure; and
a second cavity between and sealed by the first substrate and the second substrate, wherein the second cavity has a second cavity pressure,
wherein the first cavity partially extends through the interconnection layer, and a first surface of the interconnection layer is a sidewall of the first cavity;
the first cavity pressure is less than the second cavity pressure;
a bottommost surface of the second cavity is substantially co-planar with a second surface of the interconnection layer substantially orthogonal to the first surface; and
the second cavity is defined by the second surface of the interconnection layer and a surface of the second substrate, a surface of the first conductor and a surface of the second conductor.

US Pat. No. 10,457,489

PALLET TRANSPORT DEVICE

NITTOKU ENGINEERING CO., ...

1. A pallet transport device comprising:a plurality of pallet rails configured to movably guide a pallet;
a plurality of moving mechanisms provided for the respective pallet rails, the plurality of moving mechanisms being configured to move the pallet along the pallet rails;
a transfer mechanism including a pivoting member and a retaining rail, the pivoting member being pivotable around a pivot axis in a horizontal direction, the retaining rail being mounted on the pivoting member and capable of retaining the pallet, the transfer mechanism being configured to transfer the pallet guided by one of the pallet rails to another one of the pallet rails using the pivoting member and the retaining rail;
a moving assistance mechanism configured to move the pallet from the pallet rails to the retaining rail, or from the retaining rail to the pallet rails; and
an elevator mechanism configured to cause the moving assistance mechanism to ascend and descend, wherein
when the elevator mechanism has caused the moving assistance mechanism to descend, the transfer mechanism becomes in a state where the transfer mechanism is capable of causing the pivoting member to pivot.

US Pat. No. 10,457,435

FOOD CONTAINER SUPPLY DEVICE

Sodick Co., Ltd., Kanaga...

1. A food container supply device comprising:a stocker which accommodates a food container group in a stacked state;
a stocker holder which holds the stocker;
an extraction conveyor which moves in a reciprocating manner in a perpendicular direction between an extraction position of extracting a lowest food container in the food container group and a feeding position of feeding the lowest food container, and includes a suction port of sucking the lowest food container;
a gripping device which is disposed between the stocker holder and the extraction conveyor, moves up and down to control a positioning, and presses at least a second food container from the lowest food container in the food container group; and
a control device which controls positioning of at least the gripping device,
wherein the gripping device includes a pair of claws which move in a first horizontal direction between a first forward movement position of contacting the food container and a first backward movement position of non-contacting the food container, and a pair of shutters which moves in a second horizontal direction orthogonal to the first horizontal direction between a second forward movement position of contacting the food container and a second backward movement position of non-contacting the food container,
wherein the control device selectively positions the pair of claws and the pair of shutters at a height of the stacked food container group such that the height corresponds to the type of a lowermost container to be fed, and
wherein the control device selectively controls a gripping operation and at least one of the pair of claws and the pair of shutters based on a shape of the food container group to be one of a gripping operation pattern of respectively moving the pair of claws to the first forward movement position and moving the pair of shutters to the second forward movement position at the same time, a gripping operation pattern of moving one of the pair of claws and the pair of shutters to the first forward movement position or the second forward movement position and then moving the other to the first forward movement position or the second forward movement position in response to widen a gap with respect to a non-extraction container, and a gripping operation pattern of moving only one of the pair of claws and the pair of shutters to the first forward movement position or the second forward movement position, during each operation of extracting the food container in response to a shape of the food container.

US Pat. No. 10,457,332

STRUCTURE OF A FRONT PART OF THE BODYSHELL OF A VEHICLE, NOTABLY A MOTOR VEHICLE

PSA Automobiles SA, Pois...

1. A front portion of a body shell of a vehicle, in particular a motor vehicle, having three bodywork elements comprising:a lateral firewall cross-member arranged to strengthen a transverse firewall of the front portion structure of the vehicle that separates a passenger compartment from an engine compartment of the vehicle;
a lower bay cross-member on which a lower portion of a vehicle windshield rests;
a stretcher stabilizer resting against a corresponding stretcher of the vehicle;said bodywork elements each being connected at an end to an A-pillar of the vehicle, the front portion structure comprising strengthening means connected to the A-pillar and to the corresponding ends of the bodywork elements in order to strengthen the connections between the A-pillar and the bodywork elements, to prevent said connections from breaking if the vehicle is in a head-on collision.

US Pat. No. 10,457,296

VEHICLE PROPULSION SYSTEM AND METHOD

GE GLOBAL SOURCING LLC, ...

1. A system comprising:plural inverters configured to be onboard a vehicle and to convert direct current into an alternating current; and
plural motors configured to receive the alternating current from the plural inverters, the motors also configured to be operably coupled with axles of the vehicle to rotate the axles, wherein each of the plural inverters is configured to be coupled with and control at least two of the motors that rotate non-neighboring axles of the axles in the vehicle;
wherein the vehicle includes at least first, second, third, and fourth axles of the axles, the inverters include at least first and second inverters, and the motors include at least first, second, third, and fourth motors that rotate the corresponding first, second, third, and fourth axles, wherein the first inverter is configured to control the first and third motors and the second inverter is configured to control the second and fourth motors;
wherein the non-neighboring axles are separated from each other along a length of the vehicle by only a single other axle of the axles in the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,457,281

VEHICLE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

GE GLOBAL SOURCING LLC, ...

1. A system comprising:one or more processors configured to communicatively link a first operator control unit disposed off-board a first propulsion-generating vehicle with a communication device disposed onboard the first propulsion-generating vehicle,
wherein the one or more processors also are configured to receive a first control signal communicated from the first operator control unit that is off-board the first propulsion-generating vehicle to the communication device onboard the first propulsion-generating vehicle, the first control signal dictating a change in a first movement operational setting of the first propulsion-generating vehicle, and
wherein the one or more processors also are configured to receive a second control signal communicated from the first operator control unit that is off-board the first propulsion-generating vehicle to the communication device onboard the first propulsion-generating vehicle, the one or more processors configured to send the second control signal from the communication device onboard the first propulsion-generating vehicle to a second propulsion-generating vehicle that is separate from the first propulsion-generating vehicle,
wherein a second movement operational setting of the second propulsion-generating vehicle is automatically changed responsive to communicating the second control signal from the communication device onboard the first propulsion-generating vehicle to the second propulsion-generating vehicle via the communication device onboard the first propulsion-generating vehicle.

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. 10,457,135

DUAL LOOP LIQUID COOLING OF INTEGRATED ELECTRIC DRIVETRAIN

CHONGQING JINKANG NEW ENE...

1. An electric drivetrain system, comprising:an electric drivetrain of an electric vehicle, comprising an inverter component, a gearbox component and a motor component;
a first cooling system that uses ethylene glycol and water (EGW) based coolant, the first cooling system comprising:
an EGW coolant loop to pass the EGW based coolant through a series of components including a cold plate of the inverter component, a housing of the gearbox component, and a housing of the motor component to remove heat from the series of components;
a second cooling system that uses oil based coolant, the second cooling system comprising:
an oil coolant loop to distribute the oil based coolant to remove heat from internal components and the housing of the gearbox component, and from internal components and the housing of the motor component; and
an oil coolant pump to control a flow of the oil based coolant through the oil coolant loop; and
a heat exchanger to transfer heat from the oil coolant loop to the EGW coolant loop, away from the electric drivetrain, to a vehicle cooling system having a radiator.

US Pat. No. 10,457,124

MODIFIED RETRACTABLE TONNEAU COVER

ROLL-N-LOCK CORPORATION, ...

1. A retractable tonneau cover comprising:a pair of side rails;
a plurality of connected slats extending between the side rails;
a circular drive cog configured to mate with the plurality of connected slats in order to retract and/or extend the plurality of connected slats along the pair of side rails between an extended position and a retracted position, the circular drive cog configured to mate with a motor drive reel on an inner surface, and the circular drive cog having a diameter of approximately 2 inches or less;
a motor within the motor drive reel and configured to rotate the circular drive cog;
a spring reel comprising a spring, the spring reel connected to an end of the plurality of connected slats and configured to provide tension onto the plurality of connected slats in a direction opposite to a direction of movement of the plurality of connected slats to the extended position; and
a housing configured to contain the circular drive cog, the motor, the spring reel, and at least a portion of the plurality of connected slats in the retracted position.

US Pat. No. 10,457,104

TOW LOOP POSITIONING SYSTEMS AND METHOD

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A towing assembly, comprising:a bracket having laterally spaced channels; and
a tow loop having laterally spaced arms, each of the arms configured to slide within a respective one of the channels from a deployed to a retracted position in response to a load applied to the tow loop.

US Pat. No. 10,457,088

TEMPLATE FOR SELF ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF MAKING A SELF ASSEMBLED PATTERN

Ridgefield Acquisition, ...

1. A template for directing a pattern in a block copolymer film, said block copolymer having two or more spontaneously separating blocks, wherein the block copolymer has a characteristic pitch, said template consisting essentially of:a. a substrate consisting essentially of a base and a neutral coating on the base, said neutral coating having an array comprising two or more trenches etched therein; said trenches having wads and floors, andwherein said neutral coating, prior to trench etching is formed from functionalized polymer brushes, cross-linkable polymers, or random copolymers, or blends of homopolymers; andb. a pinning material in the trenches, said pinning material having a greater affinity for one of the two or more spontaneously separating blocks than for any other of the two or more spontaneously separating blocks, andwherein the pinning material is coated on the walls and floors of the trenches and conforms to the walls of the trenches and the trenches are maintained, and wherein the widths of the trenches are dimensioned in a manner effective to direct a pattern by pinned chemoepitaxy in a block copolymer film that overlays both the neutral layer and the trenches, wherein the pinning material comprises a polymer comprising a repeat unit selected from a group consisting of substituted styrene, unsubstituted styrene, (meth)acrylate, substituted vinyl pyridine, unsubstituted vinyl pyridine, a diene, one or more olefins, an unsaturated anhydride, an unsaturated diacid, an unsaturated acid-ester, one or more olefin oxides, a dioxane, a homopolyester, a heteropolyester couple, a homopolyamide couple, a heteropolyamide couple or combinations thereof and further wherein the pinning material comprises a monofunctional or difunctional telechelic polymer, comprising a reactive end group selected from a group consisting of an alcohol group, an ester group, a carbonate group, a carboxylic acid group, a phosphonic acid group, a sulfonic acid group, an amine group, an amide or imide group, an epoxy group, a silyl group, an alkoxysilyl group, an alkylsilyl group, an aminosilane group, a nitrile group, an isocyanate group, a thiocyanate group, and an isothiocyanate group.

US Pat. No. 10,457,050

INK JET RECORDING APPARATUS

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. An ink jet recording apparatus comprising:a recording head having a plurality of nozzles through which an ink composition containing an inorganic pigment is ejected, a nozzle surface having nozzle orifices, and a liquid-repellent film disposed on the nozzle surface;
an absorbing member that absorbs the ink composition containing the inorganic pigment from the nozzle orifices and the nozzle surface;
an actuating mechanism including a pressing member that presses the absorbing member and the nozzle surface relative to each other; and
an elastic member that covers the pressing member and that has a Shore A hardness of 10 to 60,
wherein
the actuating mechanism moves at least one of the absorbing member and the recording head relative to the other to perform a cleaning operation in which the ink composition is removed from the nozzle surface with the absorbing member,
the absorbing member contains an impregnation liquid during the cleaning operation, and
the inorganic pigment is present in the ink composition in an amount of 20% by mass or less and has a Mohs hardness of more than 2.0 and an average particle size of 200 nm or more, and
the pressing member presses the absorbing member containing the impregnation liquid against the nozzle surface with a force of 50 to 500 gf.

US Pat. No. 10,457,037

3-D PRINTING APPARATUS

XYZprinting, Inc., New T...

1. A three-dimensional (3-D) printing apparatus, comprising:a tank, being flexible and filled with a liquid-state forming material;
a platform, disposed in the tank;
a fixture, disposed at the tank;
a solidifying module, disposed at the tank; and
a control module, connected with the solidifying module and the fixture, and connected with at least one of the platform and the tank to drive the tank and the platform to move relatively to one another,
wherein the control module drives the fixture to deform the tank, so as to form a first gap between the platform and a bottom of the tank for the liquid-state forming material to flow in, and the solidifying module is controlled by the control module to solidify the liquid-state forming material between the platform and the bottom of the tank to form a solidified layer,
wherein the tank comprises a side wall connected with the bottom, the fixture is disposed at an upper portion of the side wall, and the control module controls the fixture to apply force to the side wall from an exterior or an interior of the tank to deform the tank, the side wall is bended toward a center of the bottom of the tank, and the bottom is deformed into a concave shape for forming the first gap.

US Pat. No. 10,456,901

TORQUE DRIVING TOOL

WILLIAM TOOLS CO., LTD., ...

1. A torque driving tool, including:a main body, having an axial direction;
a working portion, disposed on one of two ends of the main body for being assembled to a driving bit;
a grip portion, disposed on one of the two ends of the main body opposite to the working portion, selectively rotatable relative to the main body, having at least one receiving groove;
at least one receiving device, each said receiving device including a cover and a receiving portion which is for at least one said driving bit to be received therein, the cover being pivoted to the grip portion, the receiving portion being swingably pivoted to the cover;
wherein the receiving portion includes a plurality of receiving members, said receiving members are respectively for at least one said driving bit to be received therein, two sides of one of two of said receiving members neighboring to each other respectively have a protrusion, two sides of the other of the two of said receiving members neighboring to each other respectively have a slide groove, and the two protrusions are respectively rotatably and slidably arranged within the two slide grooves.

US Pat. No. 10,456,900

QUICK-TURN DRIVING TOOL

1. A driving tool comprising:a body including a first rod extending along a first axis, and a second rod extending along a second axis perpendicular to the first axis, with the first rod including a driving end and an operating end spaced from the driving end along the first axis, with the first rod including an insertion hole extending from the operating end along the first axis, and at least one receiving slot extending along a radial direction perpendicular to the first axis, with one end of the at least one receiving slot interconnected with the insertion hole, with another end of the at least one receiving slot connected to an outer periphery of the first rod, with the second rod mounted between the driving end and the operating end of the first rod; and
an auxiliary handle including a connection slot disposed at one end thereof and mounted on the operating end of the body along the first axis, with the auxiliary handle including an engaging recess extending around an inner periphery of the connection slot, with the auxiliary handle further including an adjusting member and at least one engaging member, with the adjusting member threadedly engaged in the insertion hole, with the adjusting member formed as a monolithic element including an integral cone portion disposed at one end thereof and movable in relation to the first rod along the first axis by threads disposed at another end thereof and threadably engaged in the insertion hole, with the integral cone portion having an outer periphery of a decreasing size with increasing spacing from the threads, with the at least one engaging member received in the receiving slot, with one end of the at least one engaging member abutted against the outer periphery of the cone portion, with another end of the at least one engaging member engaged in the engaging recess, and with the auxiliary handle freely rotatable relative to the first rod about the first axis,
with the first rod further including a through hole disposed between the driving end and the operating end and extending along the radial direction perpendicular to the first axis, with the second rod inserted through the through hole, and with the second rod movable in relation to the first rod along the second axis,
with a channel disposed between the insertion hole and the through hole and extending along the first axis, with one end of the channel interconnected with the insertion hole, with another end of the channel interconnected with the through hole, with the second rod including a plurality of positioning recesses, with the body further including a positioning member and an elastic member, with the positioning member and the elastic member received in the channel, with the positioning member disposed adjacent to the second rod, with one end of the elastic member abutting against the positioning member, with another end of the elastic member abutting against the adjusting member, and with the elastic member abutting against the positioning member to cause the positioning member to engage in one of the plurality of positioning recesses of the second rod.

US Pat. No. 10,456,895

RATCHET TOOLS

Ingersoll-Rand Company, ...

1. A ratchet tool comprising:a handle extending along a handle axis and housing a motor;
a head coupled to the handle at a first end of the handle, the head supporting an output shaft driven by the motor to rotate about an output axis, the output axis being substantially perpendicular to the handle axis;
wherein the head includes an input bevel gear that rotates about the handle axis and an output bevel gear that rotates about the output axis;
a gear reduction set located in the handle, adjacent and coupled to the motor;
a speed-sensitive clutch located in the handle and coupled to the gear reduction set;
a ratchet mechanism located in the handle between the speed-sensitive clutch and the input bevel gear in the head, wherein the ratchet mechanism includes a pawl and a toothed wheel both located in the handle, the toothed wheel being configured to rotate about a ratchet axis that is parallel to the handle axis, the ratchet mechanism configured to restrict rotation of the output shaft in a first direction and to allow rotation of the output shaft in a second direction opposite the first direction;
wherein the speed-sensitive clutch is coupled between the gear reduction set and the toothed wheel of the ratchet mechanism;
wherein at motor speeds below a predetermined speed the speed-sensitive clutch disconnects the motor and the gear reduction set from the output shaft so that rotation of the output shaft is not subject to resistance from the gear reduction set, and at motor speeds above the predetermined speed the output shaft is driven by the motor; and
a direction control configured to switch the first direction associated with the ratchet mechanism between a clockwise and a counterclockwise direction, the direction control being coupled to the handle and spaced apart from the head along the handle axis.

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. 10,456,450

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. 10,456,277

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. 10,456,252

TRANSCATHETER GUIDEWIRE DELIVERY SYSTEMS, CATHETER ASSEMBLIES FOR GUIDEWIRE DELIVERY, AND METHODS FOR PERCUTANEOUS GUIDEWIRE DELIVERY ACROSS HEART VALVES

Medtronic Vascular, Inc.,...

1. A catheter assembly for crossing a heart valve with a guidewire, the catheter assembly comprising:a tubular support structure adapted to be located at a target location adjacent to the heart valve of a human patient, the tubular support structure including
a proximal segment having a proximal opening at a proximal end,
a distal segment having a distal opening at a distal end, and
a plurality of spaced-apart side ports disposed proximal to the distal opening,
wherein the proximal segment and the distal segment together define therethrough a guidewire lumen configured to slidably receive a first guidewire; and
a wire guide slidably disposed within the tubular support structure, the wire guide having a lumen for slidably receiving a second guidewire through a proximal guidewire port disposed within a first portion of the wire guide outside of the human patient and transmitting the second guidewire through a distal guidewire port disposed within a second portion of the wire guide disposed at the target location adjacent to the heart valve of a human patient,
wherein axial movement of the wire guide relative to the tubular support structure aligns the distal guidewire port of the wire guide with one of the plurality of spaced-apart side ports, and
wherein in a subsequent advancement of the second guidewire, the second guidewire exits the aligned side port.

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. 10,455,978

COOKING DEVICE AND COMPONENTS THEREOF

SHARKNINJA OPERATING LLC,...

1. A cooking system for cooking food, the system comprising:a housing defining a hollow chamber configured to receive a food container, said housing having an upper portion defining an opening to said hollow chamber;
a first lid movable relative to said housing;
a second lid moveable relative to said housing, said second lid being separate from said first lid;
at least one heating element associated with at least one of said housing and said first lid;
a first detector for detecting a configuration of said first lid; and
a second detector for detecting a configuration of said second lid;
wherein the cooking system is operable in a plurality of cooking modes, operation of a particular cooking mode being dependent on a detected configuration of at least one of said first and said second lid by at least one of said first detector and said second detector.

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. 10,457,816

REINFORCED POWDER PAINT FOR COMPOSITES

MCP IP, LLC, Sparta, WI ...

1. A method comprising:providing an article and machining the article prior to applying a powder coating mixture;
applying the powder coating mixture to a surface of the article, the powder coating mixture comprising powder paint and reinforcing fibers; and
curing the powder paint.
US Pat. No. 10,455,801

SOYBEAN CULTIVAR 76380424

Mertec, LLC, West Point,...

1. A plant of soybean cultivar 76380424, representative seed of said soybean cultivar having been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125300.
US Pat. No. 10,456,340

LIQUID-IMPREGNATED NONWOVEN FABRIC WHICH CONTAINS ZINC OXIDE-CONTAINING CELLULOSE FIBERS

Lenzing Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A formed fabric comprising cellulose fibers, wherein the cellulose fibers comprise zinc oxide particles spun into the cellulose fibers and wherein the formed fabric is impregnated with a liquid, wherein the liquid has a pH between 3 and 6.
US Pat. No. 10,457,626

METHOD FOR PRODUCING METHYLMETHACRYLATE

EVONIK ROEHM GmbH, Darms...

1. A process for producing methyl methacrylate, the process comprising:A) producing methacrolein from propanal and formaldehyde and
B) reacting the methacrolein in an oxidative esterification reaction to obtain methyl methacrylate,
wherein
the producing A) and the reacting B) take place in a liquid phase at a pressure of from 2 to 100 bar, and
the reacting B) is carried out in the presence of a heterogeneous noble-metal-comprising catalyst which does not comprise palladium and which comprises at least one selected from the group consisting of gold and nickel.
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. 10,457,730

CHIMERIC ANTIGEN RECEPTOR (CAR) COMPRISING A CD19-BINDING DOMAIN

UCL BUSINESS PLC, London...


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. 10,457,776

FORMALDEHYDE FREE CROSSLINKING COMPOSITIONS

ALLNEX NETHERLANDS B.V., ...

1. A reaction product H of at least one cyclic urea U, at least one multifunctional aldehyde A and at least one polyol P,wherein the at least one polyol P is selected from the group consisting of hexanediol, 2-methyl-1,3-propanediol (MP diol), 2-ethyl-1,2-hydroxymethyl-1,3-propanediol, trimethylol propane (TMP), tris (hydroxymethyl) ethane (THME), cyclohexanedimethanol (CHDM), neopentyl glycol (NPG), trimethylpentanediol, dimethylolpropionic acid (DMPA) and pentaerythritol.
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. 10,462,815

METHOD FOR RECEIVING AN MAC CE FOR CONTENTION-BASED PUSCH IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND A DEVICE THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a User Equipment (UE) operating in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:configuring a Contention Based (CB) grant and a CB-Radio Network Temporary Identifier (RNTI) associated with the CB grant;
transmitting a first Medium Access Control (MAC) Protocol Data Unit (PDU) including an identifier of the UE without uplink data using the CB grant;
receiving a CB MAC Control Element (CE) indicated by a Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) addressed to the CB-RNTI in response to the MAC PDU transmission; and
transmitting a second MAC PDU including the identifier of the UE without the uplink data using the CB grant, when the CB MAC CE does not include the identifier of the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,462,776

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING CONTROL INFORMATION OF A MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A communication method, comprising:receiving, by a terminal, a first message;
deciding, by the terminal using the first message, to monitor an enhanced physical downlink control channel (ePDCCH) in a first subframe, wherein the first subframe consists of resource elements arranged in frequency and time domain, the first subframe consists of a first region of resource elements and a second region of resource elements, each of the resource elements in the first region precedes each of the resource elements in the second region in time domain, the first region includes a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH), and the second region includes a physical downlink shared channel for data transmission;
determining, by the terminal, a location of a search space for the ePDCCH in the second region at least based on an identifier of the terminal; and
obtaining, by the terminal, the ePDCCH at least based on the location of the search space.

US Pat. No. 10,462,769

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING UPLINK DATA IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND DEVICE FOR SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of transmitting and receiving, by a user equipment, uplink (UL) data in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving a first UL grant from an eNodeB;
transmitting first UL data to the eNodeB based on the first uplink grant;
receiving an HARQ response of the first uplink data from the eNodeB;
transmitting second uplink data to the eNodeB using retransmission resources allocated for retransmission of the first uplink data; and
transmitting control information indicating whether the second uplink data is retransmission data of the first uplink data or new data generated due to a specific event to the eNodeB through physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) resources;
receiving scheduling request (SR) transmission resources for transmitting SR information from the eNodeB,
wherein the control information is transmitted to the eNodeB through the SR transmission resources.

US Pat. No. 10,462,762

METHODS FOR SYNCHRONIZING MULTIPLE DEVICES AND DETERMINING LOCATION BASED ON THE SYNCHRONIZED DEVICES

Wiser Systems, Inc., Ral...

1. A method for synchronizing multiple transceivers to a single master clock, the method comprising:receiving a message broadcast from a master device at at least one known device, the broadcasted message including a departure time in master clock time units (TDEPART-MD);
recording a time of arrival at the at least one known device in the at least one known device time units (TARRIVAL-KD);
repeatedly receiving messages including an associated departure time in master clock time units (TDEPART-MD) and recording associated times of arrival at the at least one known device in the at least one known device time units (TARRIVAL-KD) to provide a plurality of departure time, arrival time pairs (TDEPART-MD, TARRIVAL-KD); and
translating a time of any target event from known device time units to master device time units by applying a fit curve to the departure time, arrival time pairs and applying an offset of a known travel time for a radio frequency signal from the master device to the at least one known device in master clock time units (TTRAVEL-MD).

US Pat. No. 10,462,754

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SELECTIVELY REDUCING AN ALLOWABLE TRANSMIT POWER OF A WIRELESS DEVICE

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method for selecting a wireless device for handover, the method comprising:receiving a power reduction indicator at a first access node from a wireless network, the power reduction indicator designated for wireless devices operating on a first channel at the first access node, the wireless devices comprising one or more high power classified wireless devices;
selecting one or more of the high power classified wireless devices for handover to a second channel based on a criteria, and the selection criteria comprises at least one of a current transmit power state, a power class, and a signal strength indicator of the second channel reported by the one or more high power classified wireless devices;
handing over the selected one or more high power classified wireless devices to the second channel; and
reducing a maximum allowable power for the unselected high power classified wireless devices.

US Pat. No. 10,462,742

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR POWER CONSUMPTION REDUCTION IN MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS

MEDIATEK INC., Hsinchu (...

15. A method, comprising:monitoring, by a processor of an apparatus, control information in a first sub-frequency band of a radio carrier; and
determining, by the processor, whether to adjust a radio frequency (RF) transceiver of the apparatus according to the control information,
wherein the RF transceiver is turned on solely for receiving bandwidth of the first sub-frequency band of the radio carrier in a power saving mode.

US Pat. No. 10,462,741

COMMUNICATION METHOD CARRIED OUT BY TERMINAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND TERMINAL UTILIZING THE METHOD

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for performing a proxy procedure in a wireless communication system, the method performed by a second user equipment (UE) and comprising:performing the proxy procedure for a handover of a first UE,
wherein, in the proxy procedure, the second UE transmits a measurement result message to a source cell,
wherein, in the proxy procedure, the second UE transmits, to the source cell, information informing that the second UE performs the proxy procedure for the handover of the first UE as a proxy for the first UE, and
wherein the information includes a configuration for the first UE that the first UE is going to be used in a target cell and a configuration for the second UE that the second UE is going to be used in the target cell.

US Pat. No. 10,462,714

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOBILITY MANAGEMENT

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method to operate a terminal in a wireless communication network, the method comprising:transmitting a connection request message to a target base station, wherein the connection request message is a radio resource control (RRC) connection reestablishment request message;
receiving, from the target base station, a terminal information request message including information indicating that radio link failure information is requested; and
transmitting, to the target base station, a terminal information response message including information on a source base station where radio link failure is detected, in response to the terminal information request message, wherein the information on the source base station comprises a tracking area code (TAC).

US Pat. No. 10,462,713

TECHNIQUES FOR HANDOVER PROCEDURE MANAGEMENT

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for handover operation management by a target base station, comprising:receiving a reference signal configuration of a user equipment (UE) from a source base station;
monitoring reference signal information associated with the UE based at least in part on the reference signal configuration of the UE received from the source base station;
estimating timing information for the UE based at least in part on the reference signal information;
transmitting, during a handover preparation operation between the source base station and the target base station, the timing information to the source base station prior to a scheduled physical random access channel (PRACH) procedure, wherein the source base station provides the timing information to the UE to forgo the PRACH procedure and for facilitating handover to the target base station;
negotiating, with the source base station, physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) resources during the handover preparation operation; and
receiving, on at least one first available PUSCH resource, an uplink data transmission from the UE after uplink resources are assigned by the source base station for the target base station.

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. 10,462,707

DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD AND APPARATUS

TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZ...

1. A data transmission method, comprising:obtaining a present interaction information of a transmission link of a current moment;
analyzing the present interaction information, to obtain a present link status information corresponding to the present interaction information;
obtaining a historical interaction information of the transmission link of the current moment from a historical data warehouse;
determining an available bandwidth for current data transmission according to the present link status information that corresponds to the present interaction information and a historical link status information that corresponds to the historical interaction information of the transmission link, comprising:
analyzing the historical interaction information in a same manner as analyzing the present interaction information to obtain the historical link status information of the historical interaction information of the transmission link; and
transmitting a data packet to a data receive end according to the available bandwidth.

US Pat. No. 10,462,694

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR WIRELESS NETWORK MANAGEMENT

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method comprising:generating, at a wireless device, a report associated with a wireless local area network (WLAN), wherein the report is generated in response to a report request received from a network access point to resolve problems with the WLAN, the report request comprising a notification sub-element including a uniform resource locator (URL) associated with an alternate access technology to connect the wireless device to the network access point, the URL used for transmission in response to transmission errors through the WLAN;
sending the report to the network access point through the WLAN;
determining that the report was not received by the network access point through the WLAN; and
in response to a loss of the connection to the WLAN, resending the report, through the alternate access technology using the URL, from the wireless device to the network access point.