US Pat. No. 10,484,073

PRECODING INFORMATION COLLECTION METHOD AND TRANSMISSION DEVICE

HAUWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method of precoding information collection, applied to a receive apparatus, wherein there are M data streams used for data transmission between the receive apparatus and a transmit apparatus, and M is an integer greater than 1, the method comprising:receiving, by the receive apparatus, a precoded first pilot signal group sent by the transmit apparatus, and receiving i precoded second pilot signal groups sent by the transmit apparatus, wherein i is an integer greater than or equal to 1;
demodulating, by the receive apparatus, the precoded first pilot signal group to obtain a first pilot signal group, and demodulating the i precoded second pilot signal groups to obtain i second pilot signal groups respectively; and
sending, by the receive apparatus, precoding feedback information to the transmit apparatus according to the first pilot signal group and the i second pilot signal groups, wherein the first pilot signal group comprises M first pilot signals, and the ith second pilot signal group comprises Ai second pilot signals; and
the sending, by the receive apparatus, precoding feedback information to the transmit apparatus according to the first pilot signal group and the i second pilot signal groups comprises:
obtaining, by the receive apparatus, signal quality of the M first pilot signals in the first pilot signal group, and obtaining signal quality of

 second pilot signals in the i second pilot signal groups; and
selecting, by the receive apparatus, B pilot signals according to signal quality of all of the first pilot signals and signal quality of all of the second pilot signals, and sending the precoding feedback information to the transmit apparatus according to the B pilot signals, wherein B is an integer that is greater than or equal to 1 and less than or equal to

US Pat. No. 10,484,050

NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION RING

INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG,...

1. A near field communication ring configured to be worn by a user, comprising:at least one metal ring having a gap;
a chip; and
an antenna, wherein the chip and the antenna are fixed to the at least one metal ring having a gap;
wherein the chip, using the antenna, is configured to provide a near field communication with an external device, and
wherein the gap is an isolation gap configured to reduce induction of eddy currents in the at least one ring.

US Pat. No. 10,484,035

PROTECTIVE CASE FOR MOBILE ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION DEVICE

PELICAN PRODUCTS, INC., ...

1. A protective case for a mobile electronic communication device, the protective case comprising:a rear cover; and
a front cover configured to selectively connect to the rear cover and define a space between the front cover and the rear cover for receiving the mobile electronic communication device, the front cover having an opening surrounded by an annular ledge defining a surface that faces away from the rear cover when the front cover and rear cover are connected together; and
a transparent membrane affixed to the surface of the annular ledge and extending over the opening in the front cover;
wherein the front cover includes an outer body of a first material, and a liner of a second material, and wherein the liner has an upper surface that forms the annular ledge of the front cover.

US Pat. No. 10,483,948

RC OSCILLATOR, MOTOR-DRIVEN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT, AND MOTOR DEVICE

Johnson Electric Internat...

1. A motor driving integrated circuit, comprising:a RC oscillator including a resistor unit having at least one set of compensation resistor, wherein each set of compensation resistor comprises a positive temperature coefficient resistor and a negative temperature coefficient resistor coupled in series with the positive temperature coefficient resistor; and
wherein during a power-on period of the motor driving integrated circuit, a frequency of a system clock signal output by the RC oscillator is one quarter of a highest frequency of the system clock signal.

US Pat. No. 10,483,935

FILTER

Schaffner Emv AG, Luterb...

15. Filter system comprising a vertical wall and a filter, wherein the filter comprises three phases, wherein the filter comprises for each phase a respective input terminal, a respective output terminal and a respective capacitor, wherein for each of the three phases the input terminal is electrically connected via a connection point to the output terminal, wherein the connection points of the three phases are electrically connected via the three respective capacitors in star or delta form, wherein the filter comprises a housing containing two coil blocks, wherein the housing comprises a first side, a second side opposite the first side and a third side, wherein the two coil blocks are arranged along a line between the first side and the second side, wherein the housing is fixed with the third side on the vertical wall such that the first side of the housing is directed downwards and the second side of the housing is directed upwards, wherein the two coil blocks are selected from two of the following three coil blocks:an input-side coil block having three input-side coils, wherein for each of the three phases one of the input-side first coils is connected between the connection point and the input terminal,
a secondary coil block having three second coils, wherein the connection points of the three phases are electrically connected via the three secondary coils and the three respective capacitors in star form or delta form or a combination of star form and delta form, and
an output-side coil block having three output-side coils, wherein for each of the three phases one of the three output-side coils is connected between the connection point and the output terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,483,861

FLYBACK CONVERTER CONTROLLER WITH SINGLE PIN DETECTION OF OVER-VOLTAGE AND AUXILIARY WINDING FAULTS

DIALOG SEMICONDUCTOR INC....

1. A flyback converter, comprising:an input voltage rail for providing an input voltage to a primary winding of a transformer;
a controller having an auxiliary winding and over-voltage fault terminal;
a first voltage divider configured to couple a divided version of the input voltage to the auxiliary winding and over-voltage fault terminal and configured to couple a divided version of an auxiliary winding voltage to the auxiliary winding and over-voltage fault terminal; and
a second voltage divider configured to divide the voltage for the auxiliary winding into a divided voltage, wherein the controller includes a feedback terminal for receiving the divided voltage, and wherein the controller is configured to compare a voltage for the auxiliary winding and over-voltage fault terminal to at least one over-voltage threshold to detect an over-voltage fault for the input voltage and is configured to control a cycling of a power switch transistor during a normal mode of operation responsive to the divided voltage, and is further configured to test for an open circuit fault for the auxiliary winding prior to the normal mode of operation responsive to a comparison of the divided voltage to an open circuit threshold voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,483,753

EMBEDDED BATTERY PROTECTION SYSTEM

BCD Semiconductor Manufac...

1. A battery control circuit for a mobile device, wherein the mobile device has an embedded battery and is configured for coupling to an external power source, the battery control circuit comprising:first and second high-voltage NMOS transistors coupled in series and configured for connecting between a ground terminal of the embedded battery in the mobile device and a ground terminal of the external power source; and
a battery protection IC (integrated circuit) including:
a power terminal for coupling to a power terminal of the embedded battery and a power terminal of the external power source;
a first ground terminal for coupling to the ground terminal of the external power source; and
a second ground terminal for coupling to the ground terminal of the embedded battery;
wherein the battery protection IC is configured to:
receive a signal from a functional block in the mobile device, the signal having a voltage level relative to the ground terminal of the external power source;
and
in response to the signal, provide one or more control signals having voltage levels relative to the ground terminal of the embedded battery, the control signals being configured to turn on the first and the second high-voltage NMOS transistors to connect the embedded battery to the external power source, or to turn off the first and the second high-voltage NMOS transistors to disconnect the embedded battery from the external power source;
wherein the battery protection IC comprises:
a signal processing circuit configured to receive an input signal having a voltage level relative to the first ground terminal and to provide an output signal having a voltage level relative to the second ground terminal in response to the input signal; and
a logic circuit coupled to the signal processing circuit and configured to provide one or more control signals having voltage levels relative to the second ground terminal in response to the output signal of the signal processing circuit;
wherein the signal processing circuit comprises:
a first circuit coupled between the power terminal and the first ground terminal, the first circuit being configured to receive an input signal having a voltage level relative to the first ground terminal and to provide first and second complementary digital signals in response to the input signal; and
a second circuit coupled between the power terminal and the second ground terminal, the second circuit being configured to provide a digital output signal relative to the second ground terminal in response to the first and second complementary digital signals;
wherein the one or more control signals are configured to turn on a switch device including the first and second high-voltage NMOS transistors between the first ground terminal and the second ground terminal to connect the first ground terminal to the second ground terminal, even when the second ground terminal is electrically floating relative to the first ground terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,483,535

APPARATUS COMPRISING A PLURALITY OF NANOWIRES

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. A nanowire array comprising:a carrier comprising silicon;
a diffusion barrier layer disposed over the carrier, the diffusion barrier layer comprising a nitride;
a plurality of nanowires disposed over the diffusion barrier layer, the nanowires of the plurality of nanowires comprising silicon;
wherein a majority of the nanowires of the plurality of nanowires are aligned substantially perpendicular to the diffusion barrier layer; and
a silicon layer disposed over the diffusion barrier layer, wherein the nanowires of the plurality of nanowires are formed over the silicon layer.

US Pat. No. 10,483,514

DECOUPLED ALIGNMENT SHROUD FOR VARIABLE CONNECTOR ROUTING

Vitesco Technologies USA,...

1. A connector system for a hybrid motor vehicle, the connector system comprising:a leadframe configured to provide an electrical and mechanical connection between a power inverter and a battery system of an electric motor, the leadframe having at least one leadframe alignment feature;
a shroud configured to connect the leadframe to the battery system, the shroud being removably attached to the leadframe, the shroud having at least one shroud alignment feature, the shroud being removably attached to the leadframe in a predetermined orientation wherein the at least one shroud alignment feature is aligned with the at least one leadframe alignment feature, the shroud comprises:
at least one connecting feature attaching the shroud to the leadframe, and
a wall shaped as a hollow cylinder, the wall defining an opening along a height of the wall,
a bolt extending from the leadframe;
a power inverter electrically and mechanically connected to the leadframe,
a battery system connector attached to the shroud,
wherein the shroud defines a hollow interior within the wall and the bolt extends into the hollow interior, the at least one shroud alignment feature comprises a first shroud alignment feature disposed along a first line and a second shroud alignment feature disposed along a second line, the first and second lines having an angle of about 120 degrees therebetween as measured from a center of the shroud.

US Pat. No. 10,483,490

OLED PANEL, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. An organic light emitting diode (OLED) panel, comprising:a substrate;
a cover plate, arranged opposite to the substrate;
an OLED device, arranged on the substrate; and
an encapsulation structure, arranged between the substrate and the cover plate;
wherein the encapsulation structure comprises a thin-film encapsulation layer and an encapsulation adhesive; a side of the OLED device, which is away from the substrate, is covered with the thin-film encapsulation layer; and a hydrochromic material is added in the thin-film encapsulation layer and/or the encapsulation adhesive; and
wherein the hydrochromic material is CuSO4 whose color changes when it is in contact with water; and
wherein the encapsulation adhesive comprises a first encapsulation adhesive, a second encapsulation adhesive and a third encapsulation adhesive; and
a side of the thin film encapsulation layer, which is away from the substrate, is covered with the first encapsulation adhesive;
the second encapsulation adhesive, in which the hydrochromic material is added, surrounds the first encapsulation adhesive; and
the third encapsulation adhesive surrounds the second encapsulation adhesive and prevent the second encapsulation adhesive from being in contact with water vapor.

US Pat. No. 10,483,484

ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENCE DISPLAY DEVICE

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

15. An organic electroluminescence display device comprising:a base member;
a display member disposed on the base member and including an organic electroluminescent element; and
an encapsulating member disposed on the display member and encapsulating the display member,
wherein the encapsulating member includes at least one organic layer and at least one inorganic layer which are alternately disposed therein, wherein
an inorganic layer from among the at least one inorganic layer disposed most adjacent to the display member has a multilayer structure in which first layers having a first refractive index and second layers having a second refractive index different from the first refractive index are alternately disposed, and
each of the remaining inorganic layers among the at least one inorganic layer except for the inorganic layer disposed most adjacent to the display member and the at least one organic layer has a single layer structure, wherein the inorganic layer disposed most adjacent to the display member comprises:
a first sub inorganic layer disposed on the display member; and
a second sub inorganic layer disposed on the first sub inorganic layer,
wherein each of the first sub inorganic layer, and the second sub inorganic layer includes one of the first layers and one of the second layers.

US Pat. No. 10,483,473

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND SOLID STATE IMAGING APPARATUS

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a first electrode;
a second electrode; and
a photoelectric conversion layer between the first electrode and the second electrode, wherein
the first electrode is formed from a transparent conductive material having a work function ranging from 5.2 to 5.9 eV, and
the transparent conductive material is composed of indium oxide and at least one metal species selected from a group consisting of cerium, gallium, tungsten, and titanium, with the metal species accounting for 0.5 to 10 atom % of a total amount, 100 atom % of indium and the metal species.

US Pat. No. 10,483,449

THERMOELECTRIC GENERATOR

AVX Corporation, Fountai...

1. A thermoelectric device for converting thermal energy to electrical energy based on temperature differences between portions of the device, comprising:a plurality of N-type oxide ceramic elements comprising an N-type ceramic material;
a plurality of P-type oxide ceramic elements comprising a P-type ceramic material and respectively paired with said plurality of N-type elements;
a pair of supporting generally planar ceramic substrates, supporting a plurality of conductive traces thereon, and with said paired N-type and P-type elements received on selected of said conductive traces so as to form an array of such pairs captured between said substrates;
insulating foam potting material captured between said substrates in between said array pairs; and
at least one pair of connection terminals provided on at least one of said substrates, and associated lead wires respectively connected thereto;
wherein said paired elements are electrically connected in series by said conductive traces and thermally connected in parallel relative to said substrates, so that generated electricity may be conducted from such array based on temperature differences between portions of said paired elements based on the Peltier/Seebeck effect, and wherein said plurality of N-type elements and said plurality of P-type elements comprise a plurality of porosity layers, the plurality of porosity layers being spaced apart in a heat-flow direction perpendicular to said generally planar ceramic substrates, the plurality of porosity layers having thicknesses in the heat-flow direction that range from 1 micron to 100 microns, and wherein the plurality of porosity layers comprise pores formed inside the N-type ceramic material and P-type ceramic material.

US Pat. No. 10,483,441

PHOSPHOR CONTAINING PARTICLE, AND LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE AND PHOSPHOR CONTAINING SHEET USING THE SAME

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A phosphor containing particle comprising:a core portion which is a particulate matter of resin including a constitutional unit derived from an ionic liquid with a semiconductor nanoparticle phosphor dispersed therein; and
a shell portion which is a matter in a form of a layer of resin which includes a constitutional unit derived from an ionic liquid and coats at least a portion of the core portion, wherein
the ionic liquids included in the core portion and the shell portion are selected from a group consisting of 2-(methacryloyloxy)-ethyltrimethyl ammonium bis(trifluoromethane sulfonyl) imide, 1-(3-acryloyloxy-propyl)-3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide, N,N,N-trimethyl-N-propylammonium bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl) imide, and N,N-dimethyl-N-methyl-2-(2-methoxy ethyl) ammonium bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl) imide.

US Pat. No. 10,483,438

COMPONENT, SUBSTRATE MODULE, APPARATUS, AND OPTICAL FILTER

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A component, comprising:a main body including a bottom surface;
a first layer on the bottom surface of the main body, wherein
the first layer includes a bottom surface and an exposed bottom surface area, and
the exposed bottom surface area has a first width; and
a second layer bonded to a metal bonding material, wherein
the metal bonding material is between the second layer and a substrate,
wettability with respect to the metal bonding material in a molten state is higher for the second layer than the first layer,
the second layer protrudes from the bottom surface of the first layer,
at least a part of the bottom surface of the first layer is in contact with an entire outer peripheral side of the second layer, and
in a cross-sectional view of the component along a lamination direction of the first layer and the second layer:
the first width of the exposed bottom surface area of the first layer is larger than a protrusion height of the second layer from the first layer in a protrusion direction.

US Pat. No. 10,483,432

ADVANCED ELECTRONIC DEVICE STRUCTURES USING SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURES AND SUPERLATTICES

Silanna UV Technologies P...

1. A set of semiconductor superlattices comprising:a p-type or n-type first semiconductor superlattice comprising a plurality of unit cells each comprising at least two distinct layers formed of a substantially single crystal semiconductor, the p-type or n-type first semiconductor superlattice having a polar crystal structure with a growth axis being substantially parallel to a spontaneous polarization axis of the polar crystal structure, an average composition of the unit cells of the p-type or n-type first semiconductor superlattice exhibiting a monotonic change from an average composition corresponding to a wider band gap (WBG) material to an average composition corresponding to a narrower band gap (NBG) material or from an average composition corresponding to a NBG material to an average composition corresponding to a WBG material along the growth axis, which induces p-type or n-type conductivity;
a second semiconductor superlattice with a first constant average composition in the direction of the growth axis, wherein the second semiconductor superlattice is adjacent to a first side of the p-type or n-type first semiconductor superlattice in the direction of the growth axis; and
a third semiconductor superlattice with a second constant average composition in the direction of the growth axis, wherein the third semiconductor superlattice is adjacent to a second side of the p-type or n-type first semiconductor superlattice in the direction of the growth axis.

US Pat. No. 10,483,423

QUANTUM DOT PHOTODETECTOR APPARATUS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

EMBERION OY, Espoo (FI)

1. An apparatus comprising a layer of channel material, source and drain electrodes configured to enable a flow of electrical current through the layer of channel material, and a layer of quantum dot material configured to generate electron-hole pairs on exposure to incident electromagnetic radiation to produce a detectable change in the electrical current which is indicative of one or more of the presence and magnitude of the electromagnetic radiation,wherein the layer of quantum dot material is positioned between the layer of channel material and a layer of conductive material, and
wherein the layers of channel and conductive material have work functions such that respective built-in electric fields are created at the interfaces between the layer of quantum dot material and the layers of channel and conductive material, the built-in electric field at each interface acting in the same direction to promote separation of the electrons and holes of the generated electron-hole pairs to facilitate production of the detectable change in electrical current.

US Pat. No. 10,483,408

METHOD FOR MAKING A COVER FOR AN ELECTRONIC PACKAGE AND ELECTRONIC PACKAGE COMPRISING A COVER

STMicroelectronics (Greno...

1. A method for manufacturing at least one cover for an electronic package, comprising:placing at least one optical insert, having opposite faces and configured to allow light radiation to pass therethrough, within a cavity of a closed two-part injection mold in a position such that said opposite faces of said at least one optical insert make contact, respectively, with a surface of an upper part and a surface of a lower part of the closed two-part injection mold;
injecting a coating material into said cavity of the closed two-part injection mold to surround said at least one optical insert;
setting the coating material in order to obtain a substrate that is overmolded around said at least one optical insert; and
cutting through the overmolded substrate to produce at least one cover comprising the at least one optical insert and at least a portion of said overmolded substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,483,385

NANOWIRE STRUCTURES HAVING WRAP-AROUND CONTACTS

Intel Corporation, Santa...

10. A semiconductor device, comprising:a plurality of vertically stacked nanowires disposed above a substrate, each of the nanowires comprising:
a discrete channel region disposed in the nanowire, the channel region having a length and a perimeter orthogonal to the length, wherein the perimeter of the channel region is a smallest perimeter of the nanowire;
a pair of discrete source and drain regions disposed in the nanowire, on either side of the channel region, each of the source and drain regions having a perimeter orthogonal to the length of the channel region, wherein the perimeters of the source and drain regions are approximately the same, and are greater than the perimeter of the channel region at locations immediately adjacent the channel region, and wherein the smallest perimeter of the nanowire is at the locations where the source and drain regions are immediately adjacent the channel region;
a gate electrode stack surrounding and in contact with the entire perimeter of each of the channel regions;
a pair of conductive contacts, a first of the pair of conductive contacts completely surrounding the perimeter of each of the source regions, and a second of the pair of conductive contacts completely surrounding and in contact with the entire perimeter of each of the drain regions, wherein the pair of conductive contacts has an uppermost surface co-planar with an uppermost surface of the gate electrode stack;
a pair of spacers disposed between the gate electrode stack and the pair of conductive contacts; and
an intervening semiconductor material between and in contact with the plurality of vertically stacked nanowires but not along sidewalls of the nanowires at a location beneath the pair of spacers.

US Pat. No. 10,483,363

METHODS OF FORMING A GATE CONTACT STRUCTURE ABOVE AN ACTIVE REGION OF A TRANSISTOR

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc., Gr...

1. A method of forming a conductive gate contact structure (CB) for a transistor comprising a plurality of source/drain regions, the method comprising:forming a gate above a semiconductor substrate, said gate comprising a gate structure and a gate cap positioned above said gate structure;
forming a conductive source/drain metallization structure adjacent said gate in each of said source/drain regions;
forming a recess in each of said conductive source/drain metallization structures;
after forming said recess in each of said conductive source/drain metallization structures, forming a spacer structure that comprises lower recess filling portions that substantially fill said recesses and an upper portion that extends across and covers a first portion of an upper surface of said gate cap, wherein a second portion of said upper surface of said gate cap is exposed within said spacer structure and wherein said recess filling portions have an upper surface;
forming an insulating material within said spacer structure and on said exposed second portion of said upper surface of said gate cap, wherein said insulating material is positioned on said upper surface of said recess filling portions;
performing at least one etching process to remove a portion of said insulating material and a portion of said gate cap selectively relative to said spacer structure so as to thereby define a gate contact opening that exposes a portion of an upper surface of said gate structure, wherein at least some of said insulating material positioned above said upper surfaces of said recess filling portions of said spacer structure is removed during said at least one etching process; and
forming said conductive gate contact structure (CB) in said gate contact opening, wherein said conductive gate contact structure (CB) is conductively coupled to said gate structure and wherein said conductive gate contact structure (CB) contacts said upper surfaces of said lower recess filling portions of said spacer structure.

US Pat. No. 10,483,296

TFT AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF, ARRAY SUBSTRATE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF, AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE Technology Group Co.,...

1. An array substrate, comprising a thin-film transistor (TFT) disposed on a base substrate, wherein the TFT includes:an active layer;
a gate electrode, a source electrode, and a drain electrode respectively electrically connected with the active layer; and
a gate insulating layer disposed between the gate electrode and the active layer, wherein the gate electrode, the source electrode, and the drain electrode are formed by a same film layer, and wherein materials of the gate electrode, the source electrode, and the drain electrode are the same,
wherein the gate insulating layer, the gate electrode, the source electrode, and the drain electrode are formed in a same pattering process, and the same patterning process is performed using a single mask.

US Pat. No. 10,483,271

NON-VOLATILE MEMORY STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Powerchip Semiconductor M...

1. A non-volatile memory structure, comprising:memory cells disposed on a substrate;
at least one isolation layer located between the memory cells; and
at least one shield electrode disposed on the at least one isolation layer and electrically connected to a source line wherein the non-volatile memory structure is a vertical non-volatile memory structure, and the vertical non-volatile memory structure comprises:
a stacked structure disposed on the substrate and comprising the at least one shield electrode, gate structures, and the at least one isolation layer, wherein the at least one shield electrode and the gate structures are alternately stacked, and the at least one isolation layer is located between the at least one shield electrode and the gate structures; a channel layer disposed on a sidewall at a side of the stacked structure; and a charge storage structure layer disposed between the stacked structure and the channel layer.

US Pat. No. 10,483,232

METHOD FOR FABRICATING BUMP STRUCTURES ON CHIPS WITH PANEL TYPE PROCESS

PHOENIX PIONEER TECHNOLOG...

1. A method for fabricating a bump structure on a chip with panel type process, comprising in sequential order:providing an integrated carrier and a plurality of semiconductor chips, which has an active side and a reverse side relative to the active side, the active side of each semiconductor chip has a plurality of metal electrode pads and an insulated protecting layer, which is exposed out of the metal electrode pads;
fixing the reverse side of each semiconductor chip on the integrated carrier;
executing an electroless plating process to form an under bump metallurgy (UBM) structure on the metal electrode pad of each semiconductor chip, wherein the coverage range of the UBM structure is equal to the coverage range of the metal electrode pad;
forming a dielectric layer to cover the integrated carrier, the semiconductor chips and the UBM structure;
forming a plurality of via holes through the dielectric layer and are exposed out of the UBM structure by laser drill or lithography including exposure and development processes; and forming a plurality of metal bumps in the corresponding via hole of the dielectric layer, respectively;
wherein the electrode pad is an aluminum metal electrode pad, and the electroless plating process includes an electroless nickel plating process, a first electroless gold plating process, an electroless palladium plating process and a second electroless gold plating process that is forming a nickel metal layer on the aluminum metal electrode pad, forming a first gold metal layer on the nickel metal layer, forming a palladium metal layer on the first gold metal layer and forming a second gold metal layer on the palladium metal layer; and
wherein the order of arrangement from below is respectively the aluminum metal electrode pad, the nickel metal layer, the first gold metal layer, the palladium metal layer, the second gold metal layer and the metal bump.

US Pat. No. 10,482,967

LAYOUT STRUCTURE OF LOCAL X-DECODER

Wuhan Xinxin Semiconducto...

1. A two-sided memory array comprising a central Flash memory cell array, wherein each side of the memory array comprises:four local x-decoders, each local x-decoder comprising:
a first pair of cascode transistors coupled between a voltage supply and ground, comprising a first PMOS and a first NMOS, wherein a first voltage is coupled to a gate of the first PMOS and a gate of the first NMOS, and a first signal is coupled to a drain of the first PMOS and a source of the first NMOS;
a second pair of cascode transistors comprising a second PMOS and a second NMOS, wherein a drain of the second NMOS is coupled to ground, a source of the second PMOS is coupled to a second signal, a drain of the second PMOS is coupled to a word line, and the first signal is coupled to a gate of the second PMOS;
a third PMOS, having a source coupled to the first signal and a drain coupled to ground; and
a third pair of cascode transistors comprising a third NMOS and a fourth NMOS, wherein a source of the third NMOS is coupled to the second signal, a gate of the third NMOS is coupled to a third signal, and a drain of the fourth NMOS is coupled to the word line;
wherein all transistors in each local x-decoder are disposed vertically, and P-channels and N-channels of the four local x-decoders on each side of the memory array are disposed in an order corresponding to P-channels of a first local x-decoder, P-channels of a second local x-decoder, P-channels of a third local x-decoder, P-channels of a fourth local x-decoder, N-channels of the fourth local x-decoder, N-channels of the third local x-decoder, N-channels of the second local x-decoder and N-channels of the first local x-decoder.

US Pat. No. 10,482,954

PHASE CHANGE MEMORY DEVICE

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. A memory system, comprising:a memory array comprising multiple memory cells, each coupled to a data bitline, the memory cells arranged in groups with the memory cells of each group coupled to a single wordline;
multiple reference cells, each reference cell connected to a reference bitline, with at least two reference cells associated with each group of memory cells; and
a current/voltage converter connected to the data bitlines and reference bitlines through data bitline switches and reference bitline switches, each of the reference bitline switches being sequentially and alternately operated, during a read operation in a respective group, to sequentially and alternately direct a reference current from the respective reference cell to the current/voltage converter.

US Pat. No. 10,482,752

SEAT OCCUPANCY MONITOR

McLaren Applied Technolog...

1. A device for monitoring one or more passenger seats of a vehicle, the device comprising:at least one sensor configured to monitor an occupancy status for each of the one or more seats; and
a communication interface configured to receive reservation conditions for each of the one or more seats;
wherein the device is configured to:
display an occupancy condition for each of the one or more seats and a reservation condition for each of the one or more seats; and
determine the occupancy condition for each of the one or more seats based on the occupancy status for each of the one or more seats over a predefined time period.

US Pat. No. 10,482,654

EFFICIENT GENERATION OF TERRAIN OPENNESS

Mapbox, Inc., San Franci...

1. A method of a mobile computing device for efficiently rendering hill shading with openness, the method comprising:for each pixel of a texture of a digital elevation model, where each pixel encodes an elevation pertaining to a location of a first geographic area, where the digital elevation model further comprises at least part of a plurality of mipmap levels which encode elevations at pixels, each of which corresponds to a geographic area bordering the first geographic area, and which is of lower resolution than the texture:
determining a first derivative and a second derivative based at least in part on a plurality of the elevations encoded by pixels;
determining an openness factor based at least in part on elevations at one or more pixels of the mipmap levels; and
encoding the first derivative, the second derivative, and the openness factor into the texture in association with the pixel;
determining a hill shading factor for each pixel of the texture based at least in part on the first derivative and second derivative of the pixel;
rendering an electronic map corresponding to the first geographic area using the openness and hill shading factors of each pixel of the texture; and
sending the rendered electronic map for display.

US Pat. No. 10,482,624

POSTURE ESTIMATION METHOD AND APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER SYSTEM

Beijing SenseTime Technol...

1. A pose estimation method, comprising:extracting a feature in each body part of two or more body parts of an object in an image to generate a plurality of feature maps for the each body part, wherein the each body part corresponds to at least one part type;
predicting part type scores respectively for features in each of the feature maps, and establishing two or more part type score maps based on the predicted part type scores;
optimizing, for at least one point in each of the part type score maps, the established part type score maps based on a message related to an adjacent body part of a body part corresponding to the point; and
determining an estimated position and an estimated part type of the each body part based on the optimized part type score maps to obtain an estimated pose of the object;
wherein the optimizing the established part type score maps based on a message related to an adjacent body part of a body part corresponding to the point comprises:
optimizing the established part type score maps by a message passing unit passing the message related to the adjacent body part of the body part, wherein the message passing unit is obtained by training an initial message passing unit based on a difference between a part position score map predicted from a preset training set and a reference part position score map of the preset training set.

US Pat. No. 10,482,621

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPROVED SCORING OF 3D POSES AND SPURIOUS POINT REMOVAL IN 3D IMAGE DATA

COGNEX CORPORATION, Nati...

1. A method in a vision system for estimating a degree of match of a 3D alignment pose of a runtime 3D point cloud with respect to a trained model 3D point cloud comprising the steps of:scoring, with a vision system processor, a match of a candidate pose of the runtime 3D point cloud relative to the trained model 3D point cloud, including providing a visibility check that comprises
(a) receiving an optical center of a 3D camera,
(b) receiving the trained model 3D point cloud,
(c) receiving the runtime 3D point cloud, and
(d) constructing a plurality of line segments from the optical center to a plurality of 3D points in the trained model 3D point cloud or the runtime 3D point cloud at the runtime candidate pose; and
determining, based upon a location of the 3D points along respective line segments, whether to exclude or include the 3D points in the step of scoring.

US Pat. No. 10,482,431

VEHICLE TRACKING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

THE REYNOLDS AND REYNOLDS...

1. A method comprising:providing a vehicle service facility, the vehicle service facility comprising:
an RFID transmitter-receiver, the RFID transmitter-receiver comprising at least one RFID antenna and an RFID reader, the at least one RFID antenna being a vehicle intake bay antenna;
a computer system, the computer system having a programmable processor and processor-readable or computer-readable programming code embodying logic embedded on tangible, non-transitory computer readable media, the computer system in data communication with the RFID reader;
a vehicle intake bay;
a greeting screen, the greeting screen located within the vehicle intake bay, the greeting screen positioned to be viewed by a customer, the greeting screen adapted to display a customer name, the vehicle service facility name banner; an advertisement banner; a vehicle year and model, or a combination thereof; and
a service shop;
detecting an RFID tag with the vehicle intake bay entry antenna;
determining whether the RFID tag is associated with a loaner vehicle;
determining whether the RFID tag is associated with a vehicle having a scheduled appointment;
determining whether the RFID tag is associated with a vehicle associated with a walk-in customer; and
displaying a customer name on a greeting screen only for customers having a scheduled appointment.

US Pat. No. 10,482,393

MACHINE-BASED LEARNING SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND APPARATUS FOR INTERACTIVELY MAPPING RAW DATA OBJECTS TO RECOGNIZED DATA OBJECTS

The Travelers Indemnity C...

1. A machine-based learning system comprising:a computerized mobile device comprising:
a processor,
a touchscreen input device in communication with the processor,
a microphone in communication with the processor,
an image capture device in communication with the processor,
a wireless communications interface in communication with the processor, and
a computer-readable memory in communication with the processor, the computer-readable memory storing a raw data capture application that when executed by the processor directs the processor to:
receive raw data via at least one of the touchscreen input device, the microphone, and the image capture device; and
transmit, using the wireless communications interface,
the raw data to a data conversion and learning server;
and
the data conversion and learning server, comprising:
a second processor;
a second computer-readable memory in communication with the second processor, the second computer-readable memory storing instructions that when executed by the second processor direct the second processor to:
receive, from the computerized mobile device, the raw data;
convert the raw data into at least one searchable data object using at least one data parser;
access a database of a plurality of predefined data query objects;
select a searchable data object of the at least one searchable data object converted from the raw data;
identify at least one predefined data query object of the plurality of predefined data query objects, based on the selected searchable data object;
format the selected searchable data object based on the identified at least one predefined data query object; and
store at least a respective portion of the selected searchable data object in association with each identified at least one predefined data query object,
wherein formatting the selected searchable data object based on the identified at least one predefined data query object comprises:
generating a first interface portion of a user interface including the formatted searchable data object; and
generating a second interface portion including the raw data from which the formatted searchable data object was converted.

US Pat. No. 10,482,311

FINGERPRINT INFORMATION DYNAMIC UPDATING METHOD AND FINGERPRINT RECOGNITION APPARATUS

SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOG...

1. A fingerprint information dynamic updating method, comprising:collecting fingerprint information and performing fingerprint recognition according to the collected fingerprint information and a pre-registered fingerprint template database;
after the fingerprint recognition succeeds, determining whether the fingerprint template database is saturate;
if the fingerprint template database is not saturate and the collected fingerprint information satisfies a first updating condition, adding the collected fingerprint information to the fingerprint template database; and
if the fingerprint template database is saturate and the collected fingerprint information satisfies a second updating condition, selecting target fingerprint information from the fingerprint template database and replacing the target fingerprint information with the collected fingerprint information;
wherein the second updating condition is that new information exists in the collected fingerprint information as compared with fingerprint information in the fingerprint template database, and the amount of the new information reaches a second threshold;
the second threshold is a certain non-zero percentage by which the amount of the new information in the collected fingerprint information occupies the amount of fingerprint information in the fingerprint template database.

US Pat. No. 10,482,302

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING DIFFERENT DECODING ALGORITHMS IN DIFFERENT LOCATIONS

Cognex Corporation, Nati...

1. A method for decoding codes applied to objects for use with an image sensor that includes a two dimensional field of view (FOV), the method comprising:obtaining, using the image sensor, an image that includes a plurality of code candidates;
determining an order for the plurality of code candidates based on a distance from each code candidate of the plurality of code candidates to a point of interest at a position in the image;
attempting, based on the order, to decode a first code candidate of the plurality of code candidates that is closest to the point of interest using a decode algorithm;
attempting, based on the order, to decode a second code candidate of the plurality of code candidates that is next closest to the point of interest using the decode algorithm subsequent to attempting to decode the first code candidate.

US Pat. No. 10,482,253

CONFIGURING BASIC INPUT OUTPUT SYSTEM (BIOS) FEATURES BASED ON A POLICY

Dell Products L. P., Rou...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by one or more processors of a computing device, settings associated with one or more features of a basic input output system (BIOS) of the computing device;
receiving, by the one or more processors, a device identifier that uniquely identifies the computing device;
determining, by the one or more processors, a policy identifier that identifies a policy being implemented by the settings associated with the one or more features of the BIOS;
retrieving, by the one or more processors, a public key associated with an organization that acquired the computing device;
sending to a service, by the one or more processors, a request to validate the policy, the request including the policy identifier and the public key;
receiving, by the one or more processors, a response indicating that the policy is valid;
initiating, by the one or more processors, a reboot; and
modifying, by the one or more processors and during the reboot, the one or more features of the BIOS of the computing device based on the settings.

US Pat. No. 10,482,204

SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING DATA AND MODELLING FOR ANALYSIS OF THE ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF A SITE

Schneider Electric Indust...

1. A data processing method for analysis of the energy consumption of at least one site using measurement data, including electrical consumption measurement data and also data for measuring one or more physical parameters, taken from at least one measuring device installed in this site, the method comprising:measuring, by sensors included in the measuring device, the physical parameters which include at least one of temperature, rate of humidity, differential pressure, and air speed, the physical parameters to generate time series data; and
by a computer processing system:
a) selecting, within a chosen analysis time range, the time series of data taken from the measuring device, where the time series are associated with metadata which explains the said data time series,
b) segmenting the data time series into multiple data segments of identical duration, the multiple data segments including at least types of operational days at the at least one site, including working days, closed days, start-up days, and partial operational days,
c) projecting the selected data segments located within this analysis time range in a space having at least two dimensions, according to their degree of similarity,
d) displaying in a software graphical interface by means of a display device connected to the computer processing system, a graphical representation of the said space including projections of the data segments, where some projections are grouped together in the form of one or more groups of data segments, such that the data segments are visually clustered based on the type of operational day,
e) selecting at least one first group of data segments based on receiving an input from a user in the software graphical interface of a drawn region surrounding a visually displayed cluster of data segments corresponding to one of the types of operational days, wherein the drawn region excludes one or more aberrant data segments corresponding to the one of the types of operational days which are not displayed within the visually displayed cluster of data segments, and deleting the one or more aberrant data segments in the software graphical interface based on receiving an input from the user of a drawn region surrounding the one or more aberrant data segments, and
f) establishing one or more digital models characterising the first selected group of data segments.

US Pat. No. 10,482,172

SPREADSHEET SHARED REGION AND CELL PERMISSIONS

Workday, Inc., Pleasanto...

1. A system for spreadsheet region and cell sharing permissions comprising:an interface to:
receive a request to display a subset of a spreadsheet document, wherein the subset includes a formula, the formula referencing a cell outside the subset; and
a processor to:
determine whether to enable display access to the cell outside the subset of the spreadsheet document based at least in part on a set of user access descriptors for the cell outside the subset;
in response to a determination that display access is enabled, provide data associated with the cell outside the subset of the spreadsheet document for display, wherein data associated with the cell outside the subset is displayed using a canonical name within the formula; and
in response to a determination that display access is not enabled, provide an indication of access denial for display, comprising to:
determine that a shared user does not have access to the data associated with the cell outside the subset; and
provide an opaque identifier for display within the formula for the data associated with the cell outside the subset, wherein the opaque identifier, based on a mapping of opaque identifiers and canonical names, is determined using the canonical name.

US Pat. No. 10,482,072

CLOUD-BASED PLATFORM INSTRUMENTATION AND MONITORING SYSTEM FOR MAINTENANCE OF USER-CONFIGURED PROGRAMS

ServiceNow, Inc., Santa ...

1. A cloud computing system, comprising:a server comprising a processor and a memory, wherein the memory includes code executable by the processor comprising:
platform software comprising at least an application layer and a database layer, wherein the platform software permits a user to configure a program using user-configurable scripts and user-configurable database schema;
a time series database configured to store operation data for a plurality of discrete time intervals; and
an instrumentation routine configured to:
intercept operation data pertaining to an operation of a user-configured program, the operation data comprising at least a start time, an execution time interval, and an origin;
strip operation-specific variable data from the operation data to generate stripped operation data for the operation such that after stripping the operation-specific variable data from the operation data, the operation data includes one or more canonicalized representations of the operation associated with respective executions of the operation by the user-configured program;
aggregate the operation data based on the start time, the stripped operation data, and the origin to form aggregated operation data; and
store the aggregated operation data in the time series database in the execution time interval based at least in part on the start time, wherein the aggregated operation data relates to performance metrics of the cloud computing system.

US Pat. No. 10,481,964

MONITORING ACTIVITY OF SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT KITS USING STACK TRACE ANALYSIS

SAFEDK MOBILE LTD., Herz...

1. A computer program product for analyzing an execution of a program, wherein the program is configured to use one or more Software Development Kits (SDKs),wherein the program is configured to invoke execution units, wherein a portion of the execution units are SDK execution units that are comprised by the one or more SDKs,
wherein the computer program product comprising a non-transitory computer readable storage medium retaining program instructions, which program instructions when read by a processor, cause the processor to perform a method comprising:
obtaining a stack trace of the execution of the program, wherein the stack trace comprises addresses, each address is an address of an execution unit by the program having the address;
iterating over the stack trace to identify an address of an SDK execution unit, wherein said iterating comprises:
comparing an address from the stack trace to a predetermined set of addresses associated with SDK execution units,
wherein the predetermined set of addresses is complied prior to said comparing, wherein each address in the predetermined set of addresses is identified as associated to a particular SDK execution unit;
in response to determining the address is comprised by the predetermined set of address, identifying the address as an address of the SDK execution unit; and
sending a report to a server, wherein the report identifies an SDK comprising the SDK execution unit, wherein the report is accessible to a developer of the program.

US Pat. No. 10,481,865

AUTOMATED VOICE ENABLEMENT OF APPLICATIONS

International Business Ma...

1. A method, comprising:receiving application data of an application that is under development from an application developer computing system;
aggregating static images of a graphical user interface of the application (GUI screens) that are contained within the application data;
analyzing each GUI screen to determine GUI screen navigational flow paths (flow paths);
generating a flow path data structure comprising a list of the flow paths ranked by the number of edge objects comprised within the flow paths and comprising a list of edge objects within the flow paths ranked by the number of dependent edge objects;
identifying a first edge object within the flow path data structure as a select object;
determining a word or phrase associated with the select object from characters that are displayed by the select object with a natural language processing system;
determining synonyms to the word or phrase with the natural language processing system;
generating a select object synonym data structure comprising the word or phrase and the synonyms to the word or phrase associated with the select object;
creating a voice user interface (VUI) select object data structure from the select object synonym data structure;
sending the VUI select object data structure to the application developer computing system to create an application with VW modality; and
wherein a first GUI screen navigational flow path is a first navigational sequence of GUI screens associated with a first set of user interactions with the GUI screens and a second GUI screen navigational flow path is a second navigational sequence of GUI screens associated with a second set of user interactions with the GUI screens.

US Pat. No. 10,481,859

AUDIO SYNCHRONIZATION AND DELAY ESTIMATION

POWERCHORD GROUP LIMITED,...

1. A method comprising:pre-processing an audio signal at a transmitter to generate a transmitter pre-processed audio signal comprising samples, each sample comprising a value and having a position in the transmitter pre-processed audio signal;
reversing, by the transmitter, the positions of the samples of the transmitter pre-processed audio signal to generate a reversed audio signal;
generating, by the transmitter, a transmitter discrete Fourier transform representation from the reversed audio signal;
transmitting, by the transmitter, at least a section of the transmitter discrete Fourier transform representation to a receiver as audio metadata;
receiving, by the receiver, the audio metadata comprising the at least a section of the transmitter discrete Fourier transform representation;
pre-processing, by the receiver, a second audio signal;
generating, by the receiver, a receiver discrete Fourier transform representation from the pre-processed second audio signal;
generating, by the receiver, a correlation result in a discrete Fourier transform representation based on an element-wise multiplication of the at least a section of the transmitter discrete Fourier transform representation and the receiver discrete Fourier transform representation;
performing, by the receiver, an inverse Fourier transform on the correlation result in a discrete Fourier transform representation to generate a correlated signal comprising one or more samples, each sample of the correlated signal having a position in the correlated signal and comprising a value;
determining, by the receiver, a relative delay value based on the position in the correlated signal of a sample comprising a value with the greatest magnitude of the values of the samples of the correlated signal; and
adjusting, by the receiver, playback of a third audio signal based on a current delay value adjusted based on the relative delay value by adding the relative delay value to a histogram,
determining an adjustment to the current delay value based on the histogram,
adjusting the current delay value based on the determined adjustment, and
adjusting the playback of the third audio signal so that value of a total delay in playback of the third audio signal moves towards the current delay value if the total delay is not equal to the current delay value.

US Pat. No. 10,481,848

RESOLVING PRINT SETTING CONFLICTS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An information processing apparatus comprising:one or more processors; and
one or more memory devices storing executable instructions, which when executed by the one or more processors, cause the information processing apparatus to perform operations comprising:
starting initialization of a first module which performs conflict resolving processing for resolving a conflict between two print settings, wherein the print settings are received on an application having the first module; and
performing control to either perform the conflict resolving processing by the first module or call a conflict resolving processing function performed by a second module which is a module external from the application, based on at least one of an instruction received by the application and whether the initialization of the first module has been completed.

US Pat. No. 10,481,809

READ DISTURB COMPENSATION USING WEIGHTED PROGRAMMING PATTERNS

Western Digital Technolog...

1. A data storage device comprising:a solid-state non-volatile memory including a plurality of memory cells; and
a controller configured to reduce a read disturb effect of at least a portion of the solid-state non-volatile memory at least in part by:
receiving or accessing data to be written to the solid-state non-volatile memory;
encoding the data using a programming pattern that favors a first programming state over a second programming state, the first programming state being associated with a higher voltage level than the second programming state; and
writing the encoded data to the solid-state non-volatile memory.

US Pat. No. 10,481,801

OPTIMIZING STORAGE QUALITY OF SERVICE (SQOS) BY DYNAMICALLY DETERMINING AND MANAGING OPTIMAL QUEUE DEPTH AND SYSTEM CAPACITY

Veritas Technologies LLC,...

1. A method comprising:determining a first queue depth value;
processing a first number of I/O requests during a first epoch, wherein the first number of I/O requests does not exceed the first queue depth value;
evaluating the first queue depth value, wherein
the evaluating the first queue depth value comprises
determining a first latency value of a storage tier, wherein
the first latency value indicates an amount of time that is needed to process an I/O request in the storage tier, and
determining whether a system capacity increased during the first epoch, wherein
the determining whether the system capacity increased during the first epoch is based, at least in part, on the first latency value; and
in response to determining that the system capacity increased during the first epoch, dynamically determining a second queue depth value.

US Pat. No. 10,481,657

COOLING ARRANGEMENT AND AIR DEFLECTOR

Fujitsu Client Computing ...

1. A cooling arrangement for a computer system comprising a chassis, a circuit board arranged in the chassis, a fan, and at least one element to be cooled and arranged on the circuit board in an area to be cooled between the fan and a panel of the chassis,wherein an air deflector is arranged between the at least one element to be cooled and the panel of the chassis such that air flowing out of the fan in a direction of the at least one element to be cooled encounters the air deflector,
the air deflector comprises a planar first plane oriented toward the fan, which planar first plane extends from the circuit board higher than the at least one element to be cooled,
the air deflector is arranged to swirl the air flowing out of the fan in the direction of the at least one element to be cooled in the area to be cooled,
a second plane angled relative to the planar first plane is attached on a first longitudinal side of the planar first plane, and
the second plane has an angle of less than 90° in relation to the circuit board on the side facing the air flowing out of the fan.

US Pat. No. 10,481,652

MODULAR VEHICLE COMPUTING SYSTEM COOLING SYSTEMS

UATC, LLC, San Francisco...

1. A modular cooling device for an autonomous vehicle computing system, comprising:a cooling baseplate, comprising:
at least one planar cooling surface;
an inlet configured to receive a cooling fluid;
an outlet; and
at least one cooling channel coupled between the inlet and the outlet, the at least one cooling channel configured to allow the cooling fluid to flow between the inlet and the outlet and provide cooling to the at least one planar cooling surface; and
one or more modular heat frames;
wherein each modular heat frame is configured to house at least one autonomous vehicle computing system component;
wherein each modular heat frame comprises a heat transfer device positioned on a bottom portion of the modular heat frame, the at least one autonomous vehicle computing system component housed by each respective modular heat frame positioned on top of the heat transfer device, the heat transfer device positioned between the at least one autonomous vehicle computing system component and the at least one planar cooling surface;
wherein each modular heat frame further comprises a heat pipe, each heat pipe comprising a first end positioned on a top portion of the at least one autonomous vehicle computing system component housed by the respective modular heat frame and a second end configured to transfer heat from the at least one autonomous vehicle computing system component housed by the respective modular heat frame to the heat transfer device;
wherein the heat transfer device of each respective modular heat frame is further configured to be coupled parallel to the at least one planar cooling surface in a surface-mounted orientation; and
wherein each modular heat frame is further configured to transfer heat from the at least one autonomous vehicle computing system component housed by the respective modular heat frame from the heat transfer device to the cooling fluid via the at least one planar cooling surface.

US Pat. No. 10,481,537

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND CONTROL PROGRAM FOR REMOVING CARRIERS ON A PHOTORECEPTOR

KONICA MINOLTA, INC., To...

1. An image forming apparatus that forms an image on a transfer material in an image forming mode, the image forming apparatus comprising:a photoreceptor rotatable in a predetermined rotation direction;
a developer that is arranged on the photoreceptor and forms a toner image on the photoreceptor using a two-component developing agent including toner and a carrier;
a transferor that is arranged on the photoreceptor on a downstream side in the predetermined rotation direction with respect to the developer and transfers the toner image on the photoreceptor onto the transfer material;
a carrier collector that is arranged on the photoreceptor on an upstream side in the predetermined rotation direction with respect to the transferor and on a downstream side in the predetermined rotation direction with respect to the developer and applies an electric field corresponding to a collecting bias to a carrier adhering to the photoreceptor to collect the carrier by a force of the electric field;
a carrier detector that is arranged on the photoreceptor on a downstream side in the predetermined rotation direction with respect to the carrier collector and detects a carrier remaining on the photoreceptor after collecting the carrier by the carrier collector; and
a hardware processor that sets the collecting bias in the image forming mode on the basis of the amount of carriers detected by the carrier detector when a carrier adhesion detecting mode for forcibly causing a carrier to adhere to the photoreceptor is executed, wherein the hardware processor sets a developing bias voltage of the developer in the carrier adhesion detecting mode to a different value than in the image forming mode.

US Pat. No. 10,481,527

CLEANING UNIT

HP Indigo B.V., Amstelve...

1. A method for removing debris particles from a LEP ink transfer surface, the method comprising:providing a cleaning roller comprising a microcellular material outer layer comprising open cell pores having a diameter smaller than the particle size of the debris particles;
contacting the microcellular material outer layer of the cleaning roller with a LEP ink transfer surface to transfer debris particles from the LEP ink transfer surface to the cleaning roller;
wetting the cleaning roller with a cleaning fluid; and
removing cleaning fluid and debris particles from the microcellular material outer layer of the cleaning roller;
wherein both the wetting with cleaning fluid and removing the cleaning fluid from the cleaning roll occur away from and subsequent to contact with the surface being cleaned in a direction of rotation of the cleaning roller.

US Pat. No. 10,481,479

IMMERSIVE OPTICAL PROJECTION SYSTEM

1. An immersive optical projection device comprising:a frame;
at least one projector array comprising
at least one image projection device;
at least one light source, wherein said light source is coupled to said projector array;
a reflector,
wherein said reflector is coupled to said frame; and
a projector array support,
wherein said at least one projector array is coupled to said projector array support and said projector array support is coupled to said frame,such that a beam of light produced by said at least one light source is directed to said at least one image projection device, and said at least one image projection device controllably emits a luminous image, in at least one dimension, that further proceeds towards said reflector, whereupon, said reflector redirects said luminous image into an observer's eye.

US Pat. No. 10,481,319

OVERLAPPING FACETS

Lumus Ltd., Ness Ziona (...

1. An optical device comprising:(a) a waveguide having:
(i) a first of at least one pair of surfaces parallel to each other;
(ii) a first region at which light is coupled into said waveguide; and
(iii) a first sequence of facets including:
(A) a first facet:
(I) located proximally to said first region; and
(II) having a first width in a direction between said first pair of surfaces;
(B) a last facet:
(I) at a distal end of said first sequence of facets from said first region; and
(II) having a third width in a direction between said first pair of surfaces; and
(C) one or more middle facets:
(I) between said first facet and said last facet; and
(II) having a second width in a direction between said first pair of surfaces;
(b) wherein each of said facets:
(i) width is in a plane of said facet;
(ii) is an at least partially reflecting surface;
(iii) is at an oblique angle to said first pair of surfaces;
(iv) has a facet-start on a proximal side of said facet width; and
(v) has a facet-end on a distal side of said facet width; and
(c) wherein a geometrical projection is onto one of said first pair of surfaces in a direction of a nominal ray outcoupled from said waveguide, said nominal ray being a central ray of the light being coupled out of said waveguide,
(d) said geometrical projection of said last facet and each of said one or more middle facets overlaps a respective said geometrical projection of an adjacent said one or more middle facets and said first facet, and
(e) said geometrical projection of said facet-start of said last facet and each of said one or more middle facets coinciding with a respective said geometrical projection of a non-adjacent facet-end of said one or more middle facets and said first facet,
(f) said coinciding along at least a portion of said waveguide.

US Pat. No. 10,481,250

RADAR ANTENNA SYSTEM

Wistron NeWeb Corporation...

1. A method, applied in a radar antenna system comprising a plurality of transmitting sub-arrays and a plurality of receiving sub-arrays, the method comprising:determining whether an angle of an object in relation to the radar antenna system is greater a specific value and control the plurality of transmitting sub-arrays and the plurality of receiving sub-arrays, such that the radar antenna system selectively operates in one of an amplitude-comparison mono-pulse mode and a phase-comparison mono-pulse mode;
when the angle is greater than the specific value, controlling the plurality of transmitting sub-arrays and the plurality of receiving sub-arrays such that the radar antenna system operates in the phase-comparison mono-pulse mode;
when the angle is smaller than the specific value, controlling the plurality of transmitting sub-arrays and the plurality of receiving sub-arrays such that the radar antenna system operates in the amplitude-comparison mono-pulse mode.

US Pat. No. 10,481,197

CIRCUIT BOARD TESTING DEVICE AND CHASSIS FOR SAME

NANNING FUGUI PRECISION I...

1. A circuit board testing device comprising:a control unit;
at least one testing unit; and
a chassis comprising:
a bottom frame;
a plug member slidably mounted to the bottom frame;
a side frame connected to an edge of the bottom frame; and
a back plate comprising at least two symmetrical installation parts;
wherein the back plate is fixed to the side frame, the testing unit is installed to the chassis through the at least two symmetrical installation parts;
wherein each of the bottom frame and the side frame is a rectangular frame defined by supporting poles, each of the two opposite ends of the plug member are slidably connected to each of the two parallel supporting poles of the bottom frame;
wherein each of the supporting poles is rectangular shaped, each of the supporting poles comprises two opposite end surfaces and four side surfaces connected between the two opposite end surfaces, each of the four side surfaces defines a clamping slot, two opposite ends of the plug member are respectively and slidably connected to a clamping slot of two parallel supporting poles of the bottom frame;
wherein the plug member comprises:
a sliding bar comprising two clamping parts on two opposite ends of the sliding bar; and
a connector detachably connected to the sliding bar;
the two opposite ends of the sliding bar are respectively and slidably connected to a clamping slot of the two parallel supporting poles of the bottom frame through the two clamping parts.

US Pat. No. 10,481,140

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CALIBRATING PARTICULATE MATTER MEASUREMENT VALUE

Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Sof...

1. A method for calibrating a particulate matter measurement value, comprising:obtaining a current particulate matter measurement value and obtaining a current temperature-humidity parameter associated with the current particulate matter measurement value;
obtaining a particulate matter measurement deviation value corresponding to the current temperature-humidity parameter from pre-stored particulate matter measurement deviation values corresponding to various temperature-humidity parameters using the current temperature-humidity parameter, wherein the particulate matter measurement deviation value is obtained using a standard particulate matter variation curve corresponding to a standard temperature-humidity parameter, and the standard particulate matter variation curve is obtained by blowing dusts into an experiment box; and
calibrating the current particulate matter measurement value according to the particulate matter measurement deviation value corresponding to the current temperature-humidity parameter; and
wherein obtaining the current temperature-humidity parameter comprises:
obtaining current position information;
transmitting the current position information to a target device, wherein the target device is configured to obtain the current temperature-humidity parameter according to the current position information; and
receiving the current temperature-humidity parameter sent from the target device.

US Pat. No. 10,481,056

BOND TEST APPARATUS AND BOND TEST CARTRIDGE WITH INTEGRATED ILLUMINATION SYSTEM

Nordson Corporation, Wes...

1. A bond test apparatus, comprising:a stage for supporting a bond for testing;
a test tool extending from a proximal end to a distal test tool tip configured to contact the bond during a bond test;
a drive mechanism connected between the stage and the test tool and configured to provide relative movement between the stage and the test tool during the bond test;
one or more light sources fixed relative to the test tool; and
a light guide fixed relative to the test tool, the light guide surrounding at least a portion of a circumference of the test tool, at least partially extending along a longitudinal axis between the proximal end and the distal test tool tip, and being configured to direct light from the one or more light sources to be focused on the distal test tool tip.

US Pat. No. 10,481,031

FLUID PROPERTY SENSOR WITH HEAT LOSS COMPENSATION AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF

1. A method for measuring a characteristic of a fluid, comprising:suspending a measuring element within the fluid, the measuring element being held by suspension members;
detecting an upper temperature threshold of the measuring element;
applying measuring power to the measuring element during a heating phase until the measuring element reaches the upper temperature threshold;
applying compensation power to one or more suspension heating elements which are thermally conductively connected to the suspension members;
evaluating heat transfer from the measuring element into the fluid; and
deriving the characteristic of the fluid,
wherein the compensation power is selected to at least partially compensate parasitic conductive heat loss from the measuring element into the suspension members,
wherein evaluating the heat transfer from the measuring element into the fluid comprises measuring a time tx required to heat the measuring element from a first temperature T1 to a second temperature T2,
wherein following the application of measuring power during the heating phase a predetermined cooling phase wait period tw is applied during which measuring power is turned off or substantially reduced, and
wherein at least one of the frequency 1/(tx+tw), the sum of tx+tw, or the ratio tx/tw is used to derive a pressure of the fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,480,982

ACOUSTIC CALIBRATION ARRAY FOR TANKS AND VESSELS

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A method of measuring a volume of a storage container using a plurality of acoustic devices, the plurality of acoustic devices including a transducer and one or more sensors, the method comprising:deploying the plurality of acoustic devices into respective positions on an exterior surface of a circumferential wall of the container, wherein the one or more sensors are acoustically coupled to the surface and configured to detect pulses propagating along the surface, and wherein the transducer is acoustically coupled to the surface and is configured generate one or more pulses that radiate along the surface away from the transducer and toward the one or more sensors in at least a first circumferential path and a second circumferential path;
generating one or more pulses using the transducer, wherein each pulse is generated at an impulse time;
detecting, using the one or more sensors, the one or more pulses radiating along the first circumferential path, and the second circumferential path and recording a respective time that the one or more pulses radiating along a respective circumferential path are detected;
calculating, by a computing device in electronic communication with the one or more sensors based on the impulse time and respective detection times, respective times of flight (TOFs) for the one or more pulses, wherein each respective TOF is an elapsed time for the pulse to travel between two of the acoustic devices along a particular circumferential path;
aligning at least two of the acoustic devices in one or more of a transverse and longitudinal direction relative to the circumferential wall of the container based on the calculated TOFs;
calculating, with the computing device, respective distances between the acoustic devices in each of the first and second circumferential directions based on the respective TOFs and a speed of sound through the wall; and
determining, with the computing device, the volume of the storage container based on the calculated respective distances.

US Pat. No. 10,480,966

ADAPTABLE FIXTURE MOUNT SENSOR FOR VAPOR TIGHT LIGHT FIXTURES

Universal Lighting Techno...

1. A method of mounting a sensor assembly on a corresponding light fixture having a fixture opening defined therein, the method comprising:for a first light fixture having a gasket lip extending adjacent to a sensing area of the sensor assembly when the sensor assembly is mounted on the first light fixture without a spacer:
(a) detaching a first mount portion from a second mount portion collinear with the first mount portion at a break point defined between the first mount portion and the second mount portion; and
(b) removably connecting the sensor assembly to the light fixture by inserting the second mount portion into the fixture opening; and
for a second light fixture having a gasket lip extending into the sensing area of the sensor assembly when the sensor assembly is mounted on the second light fixture without the spacer:
(c) placing the spacer that is longer than the second mount portion onto the sensor assembly such that at least some of the first mount portion extends beyond the spacer; and
(d) removably connecting the sensor assembly to the light fixture by inserting the first mount portion into the fixture opening.

US Pat. No. 10,480,955

TRAVEL TIME MAPPING USING ISOCHRONES

Mapbox, Inc., San Franci...

1. A method for displaying location information on a display of an electronic device as part of a graphical user interface (GUI), the method comprising:accessing a reference geographical location;
receiving a set of geographical destinations, each destination of the set of destinations comprising a name and a location;
determining a set of travel times between the reference geographical location and each of the locations associated with the destinations in the set; and
generating for display in a map display region of the graphical user interface:
a reference graphical element visualizing the reference geographical location;
a set of isochrone graphical elements surrounding the reference graphical element, the placement of each isochrone graphical element within the map display region relative to the reference graphical element visually representing a travel time between the reference geographical location and any geographical locations located that travel time away from the reference geographical location; and
a set of destination graphical elements, the placement of each destination graphical element within the map display region relative to the reference graphical element and the isochrone graphical elements visually representing the travel time associated with each corresponding geographical destination.

US Pat. No. 10,480,920

METHODS OF IGNITING DEVICES

Northrop Grumman Innovati...

1. A method of igniting an explosive device, the method comprising:coupling a shock tube to an explosive device;
connecting an initiator module to a munitions control system;
nondestructively attaching and detaching a pin connector of an electrical connector of the initiator module to and from a complementary electrical connector of a socket of the munitions control system;
mounting a longitudinal portion of the shock tube to a mount disposed on an exterior surface of the initiator module; and
igniting the shock tube with a detonator device disposed within the initiator module proximate to the mount with a signal generated by the munitions control system to ignite the explosive device.

US Pat. No. 10,480,506

CONICAL SCREW MACHINE WITH ROTATING INNER AND OUTER ELEMENTS THAT ARE LONGITUDINALLY FIXED

Vert Rotors UK Limited, ...

1. A conical screw compressor or pump comprising:an inner element configured to rotate around a first axis;
an outer element configured to rotate around a second axis; and
a fixing mechanism that substantially fixes a longitudinal position of the inner element along the first axis and that substantially fixes a longitudinal position of the outer element along the second axis thereby substantially fixing the inner element and the outer element in a relative longitudinal position; wherein
an outer surface of the inner element and an inner surface of the outer element comprise cooperating grooves and teeth that intermesh on rotation;
the first axis and the second axis are each stationary and the first axis is inclined relative to the second axis;
the conical screw compressor or pump further comprises a housing;
the fixing mechanism comprises a bearing proximate to a discharge end of the outer element and a further bearing proximate to a suction end of the outer element, wherein the bearing and the further bearing are each located between the outer element and the housing so as to allow relative axial rotation of the outer element and the housing while restricting longitudinal motion of the outer element and the housing;
the inner element is coupled to a shaft and the fixing mechanism further comprises at least one additional bearing between the shaft and the housing, the at least one additional bearing between the shaft and the housing being configured to allow relative axial rotation of the inner element and the housing while restricting relative longitudinal motion of the inner element and the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,480,443

HUMIDITY SENSOR DIAGNOSTICS

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A method, comprising:adjusting an engine operating parameter based on a humidity of a first gas flowing through a conduit in a first direction; and
indicating degradation of a humidity sensor based on a humidity of a second gas flowing through the conduit in a second, opposite direction.

US Pat. No. 10,480,414

COMBUSTOR AND GAS TURBINE WITH PHASE ADJUSTING UNITS IN THE FUEL NOZZLES

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A combustor comprising:a plurality of main fuel nozzles extending in an axial direction of a combustor main body, each of the plurality of main fuel nozzles having a plurality of injection holes and being capable of injecting fuel from the plurality of injection holes therein on a combustion chamber side,
a plurality of phase adjusting units, each configured to partially change a flow path cross-sectional area of a respective one of at least two adjacent main fuel nozzles of the plurality of main fuel nozzles such that phases of flow rate fluctuation of the fuel in the at least two adjacent main fuel nozzles do not match, and
a manifold,
wherein the plurality of main fuel nozzles branch from and are connected to the manifold,
wherein each of the plurality of phase adjusting units is shifted away from an adjacent phase adjusting unit of the plurality of phase adjusting units in the axial direction,
wherein the plurality of main fuel nozzles are annularly spaced apart from each other in a circumferential direction,
wherein the plurality of phase adjusting units are between the manifold and the pluralities of injection holes of the at least two adjacent main fuel nozzles of the plurality of fuel nozzles,
wherein the respective plurality of injection holes of each of the at least two adjacent main fuel nozzles are larger than the respective plurality of injection holes of the remaining main fuel nozzles of the plurality of main fuel nozzles, and
wherein each respective plurality of injection holes of each of the at least two adjacent main fuel nozzles is increased in size corresponding to a respective increase in magnitude of pressure loss occurring across each respective phase adjusting unit.

US Pat. No. 10,480,337

TURBINE SHROUD ASSEMBLY WITH MULTI-PIECE SEALS

Rolls-Royce North America...

1. A turbine shroud assembly adapted for use in a gas turbine engine, the assembly comprisinga carrier comprising metallic materials,
a blade track segment comprising ceramic matrix composite materials, the blade track segment formed to include a runner shaped to extend partway around a central axis and an attachment portion that extends radially outward from the runner that mounts to the carrier to couple the blade track segment to the carrier, and
a multi-piece seal including components received in a first radially-inwardly opening channel formed in the carrier, the multi-piece seal engages the runner of the blade track segment to resist the flow of gasses through an interface between the carrier and the runner of the blade track segment,
wherein the multi-piece seal includes a forward wire arranged along a forward side of the first radially-inwardly opening channel, an aft wire arranged along an aft side of the first radially-inwardly opening channel, and a rope seal arranged in the first radially-inwardly opening channel between the forward wire seal and the aft wire seal, and wherein the rope seal is sized to engage the forward wire seal and the aft wire seal such that the forward wire seal and the aft wire seal are pushed away from one another and radially inward into engagement with the carrier and the runner of the blade track segment,
wherein the first radially-inwardly opening channel is arranged along a forward side of the blade track segment axially forward of the attachment portion of the blade track segment, and
wherein the carrier is formed to include a second radially-inwardly opening channel that opens to face the runner of the blade track segment, wherein the multi-piece seal includes (i) a second forward wire arranged along a forward side of the second radially-inwardly opening channel, (ii) a second aft wire arranged along an aft side of the second radially-inwardly opening channel, and (iii) a second rope seal arranged in the second radially-inwardly opening channel between the second forward wire seal and the second aft wire seal, and wherein the second rope seal sized to engage the second forward wire seal and the second aft wire seal such that the second forward wire seal and the second aft wire seal are pushed away from one another and radially inward into engagement with the carrier along a side of the second radially-inwardly opening channel and the runner of the blade track segment.

US Pat. No. 10,480,284

BALANCED VALVE ASSEMBLY

Silverwell Energy LTD., ...

1. A valve assembly for use downhole comprising:a housing having a chamber;
an inlet formed through an end of the housing;
a valve element,
selectively disposed in a first position in sealing engagement with the inlet to form a barrier between the chamber and an environment ambient to the housing, and
selectively moveable to a second position spaced away from the inlet to provide fluid communication between the chamber and the environment;
an elongated valve stem disposed in the chamber having an end attached to the valve element, an opposite end distal from the valve element profiled with an enlarged radius;
a surface on a side of the opposite end of the valve stem facing away from the valve element that is in communication with the environment, and has an area substantially the same as an area of a side of the valve element facing away from the inlet;
a motor in the chamber and coupled to the valve stem;
a planar flange circumscribing the valve stem between the motor and the valve element, and having a radial surface facing the valve element with an area substantially the same as a surface area of the valve element in communication with the chamber when the valve element is in the first position;
actuating bellows having an end attached to the planar flange, and an opposite end attached to the motor; and
matching bellows having an end attached to the opposite end of the valve stem, and an opposing end attached to the motor.

US Pat. No. 10,480,217

UNIVERSAL LOCK WITH SLIDING BLOCKING MECHANISM

MG TECH CENTER BV H.O.D.N...

1. A lock comprising:a housing having an opening for receiving a locking bolt movable between a locked position and an unlocked position;
a rotary actuator positioned within the housing and energizable between a locked condition for maintaining the locking bolt in the locked position and an unlocked condition that allows the locking bolt to move to the unlocked position;
a sliding blocking mechanism received in said housing, said sliding blocking mechanism including a slider, a rotatable member having a camming surface engaged by a surface of the slider and a biasing member, the rotatable member rotatably responsive to an output of the rotary actuator, the rotatable member including a stop portion coupled to at least a surface of the rotatable member, said housing comprising a pocket to receive the stop portion so that when the rotatable member rotates, the stop portion will contact a respective surface of the pocket preventing said rotatable member from further rotation in either direction, said sliding blocking mechanism normally biased in a blocking position by the biasing member and configured to engage and block said locking bolt from being moved to the unlocked position, wherein upon actuation, the rotary actuator causes said rotatable member to rotate on the surface of the slider by a predetermined amount causing translational linear movement of said slider to an unblocking position allowing said locking bolt to move into said unlocked position.

US Pat. No. 10,480,097

SYNTHETIC CVD DIAMOND

Element Six Technologies ...

1. A chemical vapour deposition (CVD) method for synthesizing diamond material on a substrate in a synthesis environment, said method comprising:providing the substrate;
providing a source gas;
dissociating the source gas; and
allowing homoepitaxial diamond synthesis on the substrate;
wherein the synthesis environment comprises nitrogen at an atomic concentration of from about 0.4 ppm to about 50 ppm; and
and wherein the source gas comprises:
a) an atomic fraction of hydrogen, Hf, from about 0.40 to about 0.75;
b) an atomic fraction of carbon, Cf, from about 0.15 to about 0.30;
c) an atomic fraction of oxygen, Of, from about 0.13 to about 0.40;
wherein HfCfOf=1;
wherein the ratio of atomic fraction of carbon to the atomic fraction of oxygen, Cf:Of, satisfies the ratio of about 0.45:1 wherein the source gas comprises hydrogen atoms added as hydrogen molecules, H2, at an atomic fraction of the total number of hydrogen, oxygen and carbon atoms present of between 0.05 and 0.40; and
wherein the atomic fractions Hf, Cf and Of are fractions of the total number of hydrogen, oxygen and carbon atoms present in the source gas.

US Pat. No. 10,480,055

SYSTEM FOR MANAGEMENT OF MECHANICAL STRESS IN NITINOL COMPONENTS

1. A method of automatically limiting the stress level of a shape memory alloy member to prevent service life foreshortening levels of stress, comprising:a) connecting the shape memory alloy member to a first base structural member and to a second moveable structural member;
b) connecting an energy input source to an energy conducting member;
c) connecting the energy conducting member to a third structural member;
d) positioning the third structural member in contact with the second structural member;
e) connecting the shape memory alloy in energetic communication with the energy conducting member;
f) connecting a biasing member to the second structural member to provide a first urging force thereupon, wherein the first urging force urges the second structural member towards the third structural member;
g) energizing the energy conducting member to conduct energy into the shape memory alloy member;
h) generating an opposite, greater second urging force in the shape memory alloy member urging the second structural member to move away from the third structural member; and
i) disengaging the energy conducting member to conduct energy from the shape memory alloy member.

US Pat. No. 10,479,842

TREATING MUCOSAL LESIONS WITH HYALURONAN DELIVERED FROM AN ADHERING TROCHE

Quest Products, LLC, Ple...

1. A bilayer troche comprising from 5 mg to less than 250 mg hyaluronan, wherein the troche has a pressed powder adherent layer and a pressed powder non-adherent layer, wherein the non-adherent layer comprises 2 to 50% hyaluronan by weight of the non-adherent layer and a lubricating substance, and wherein, when held in a human mouth, hyaluronan is released from the troche, thereby treating mucositis.

US Pat. No. 10,479,643

CABLE-WINDING APPARATUS

Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT...

1. A cable-winding apparatus, comprising:a securing surface;
a cable-winding channel rotatably connected to the securing surface, wherein the cable-winding channel comprises a base and two or more walls extending at least partially perpendicularly from the base along opposite sides of the base;
a coil spring fixed at a first end to the base opposite the walls, and fixed at a second end to the securing surface; and
a ratchet mechanism disposed in the spring, the ratchet mechanism comprising:
a first face gear fixed to the channel by a rod, wherein the first face gear comprises a plurality of first ratchet teeth facing the securing surface; and
a second face gear fixed to the securing surface wherein the second face gear comprises a plurality of second ratchet teeth facing the cable-winding channel, wherein the rod fixing the first face gear to the channel passes through the second face gear,
wherein the coil spring forces the cable-winding channel away from the securing surface and forces the plurality of first ratchet teeth against the plurality of second ratchet teeth such that the pluralities of first and second ratchet teeth prevent rotation of the cable-winding channel with respect to the securing surface in a first direction while permitting rotation of the cable-winding channel with respect to the securing surface in a second direction opposite the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,479,590

CONTAINER CLOSURE SYSTEM

GAPLAST GMBH, Altenau (D...

1. A container closure system comprises:a container for capsules, dragées, and tablets having an inner wall and a container opening, through which capsules, dragrées, and tablets are dispensed out of the container,
a screw-on cap that can be screwed onto the container, and
a dispensing aid having a blocking element and a suspension device connected to the blocking element,
wherein the suspension device is fixedly attached to the inner wall of the container near the container opening and has holes through which capsules, dragées, and tablets must pass before they fall out of the container opening when the container is tilted downwards,
wherein each of the holes is smaller than the container opening,
wherein the suspension device has a ring which is connected to the blocking element by bars, the spacing of which from one another delimits the holes,
wherein the ring is fastened to the inner wall of the container,
wherein the blocking element is a desiccant chamber which is filled with desiccant, and wherein the blocking element is configured so that the capsules do not pass through the blocking element, and
wherein the container opening is sealed by a removable film that is welded or glued to an edge of the container opening.

US Pat. No. 10,479,589

PHARMACEUTICAL CASSETTE

RXSAFE LLC, Vista, CA (U...

1. A cassette for dispensing pharmaceuticals, the cassette comprising:a base defining an outlet and including a drive member, the drive member configured to be rotated; and
a plurality of plate assemblies supported by the base in a stacked configuration, each plate assembly including
a plate body defining an opening aligned with the outlet, and
a disk defining a plurality of cubbies, each disk being rotatable relative to a corresponding plate body by rotating the drive member of the base to selectively align each cubby with the opening in the corresponding plate body,
wherein the plurality of plate assemblies includes a first plate assembly and a second plate assembly adjacent the first plate assembly, wherein the disk of the first plate assembly is coupled to the drive member,
wherein the first plate assembly is a bottommost plate assembly of the plurality of plate assemblies and the second plate assembly is stacked on top of the first plate assembly, wherein the disk of the first plate assembly selectively engages the disk of the second plate assembly, wherein the disk of the first plate assembly is driven by the drive member to move one of the plurality of cubbies into alignment with the outlet while the disk of the first plate assembly is disengaged from the disk of the second plate assembly, and wherein the disk of the first plate assembly is driven by the drive member to move another of the plurality of cubbies into alignment with the outlet while the disk of the first plate assembly engages the disk of the second plate assembly so the first plate assembly is emptied before the second plate assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,479,575

ANIMAL FEED COVERS AND SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR THEIR PRODUCTION AND USE

PURINA ANIMAL NUTRITION L...

1. A method of covering an animal feed product, comprising:depositing in an open end of a container an animal feed;
placing a cover on an exposed surface of the feed at the open end of the container, the cover comprising a flowable coating arranged on one side of a flexible film and a rigid or semi-rigid layer bound to an opposite side of the film, wherein the exposed surface of the feed comprises irregular surface structures due to feed components positioned at the exposed surface,
wherein a central portion of the flexible film of the placed cover conforms to the irregular surface structures at the exposed surface of the feed upon the flowable coating reaching a temperature of at least 125° F.

US Pat. No. 10,479,526

SMALL UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE (SUAV) SHIPBOARD RECOVERY SYSTEM

AEROVIRONMENT, INC., Sim...

1. A small unmanned aerial vehicle (SUAV) recovery system comprising:a net;
a mast connected to the net; and
a boom connected to the net;
wherein the mast and the boom are connected;
wherein energy of an impact of the SUAV into the net is progressively transferred by a gravitational potential energy of the boom and a progressive bending of the boom.

US Pat. No. 10,479,485

AIRCRAFT LANDING GEAR ASSEMBLY

Safran Landing Systems UK...

1. An aircraft landing gear assembly comprising:a first member having an inner face, an outer face and a first hole providing communication between the inner face and outer face;
a second member having an inner face, an outer face and a second hole providing communication between the inner face and outer face, the second member being disposed in parallel with the first member with the inner faces of each member facing one another;
a bolt provided through the first and second holes to couple the first member to the second member, the bolt being longer than the combined thicknesses of the first and second members so as to have protruding first and second end portions;
a first mechanical fixing mounted on the first end portion of the bolt and having an inner axial face arranged to apply a clamping force to the outer face of the first member; and
a second mechanical fixing mounted on the second end portion of the bolt and having an inner axial face arranged to apply a clamping force to the outer face of the second member;
wherein the first member is arranged in use to be loaded in a first direction and the second member is anchored to react the load in a second direction, thereby causing deflection of the bolt such that a radially outer region of each fixing is biased to move towards the outer face of the respective member; and
wherein the assembly includes one or more spacers, each spacer defining one or more contact regions and one or more voids and being provided between the inner axial face of one of the fixings and the outer face of the respective member such that the contact regions separate the fixing from the member and the voids are positioned such that angular movement of the fixing due to deflection of the bolt causes the radially outermost point on the fixing sidewall to move into one of the voids.

US Pat. No. 10,479,370

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTHORIZING A USER TO OPERATE A VEHICLE

Ford Global Technologies ...

1. A system for authorizing a user to operate a vehicle, comprising:a first image capturing device disposed outside the vehicle to capture a first image of the user;
a second image capturing device disposed inside the vehicle to capture a second image of the user;
an identification device to compare the first image with a first stored user image in a database, generate a first output, and upload the first image to the database as a second stored user image if a matching degree of the first image with the first stored user image is greater than a first threshold, compare the second image with the second stored user image, and generate a second output if a matching degree of the second image and the second stored user image is larger than a second threshold; and
a first operation execution device to perform a first vehicle operation upon the first output and a second operation execution device to perform a second vehicle operation upon the second output.

US Pat. No. 10,479,366

GEAR SHIFT CONTROL METHOD OF DCT VEHICLE

Hyundai Autron Co., Ltd.,...

1. A gear shift control method of a vehicle mounted with a Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) including a first input shaft and a second input shaft provided in a first clutch and a second clutch to intermittently receive engine power and a first output shaft and a second output shaft respectively corresponding to the first input shaft and the second input shaft which alternately form gears according to a series of gear ratios, together with a separate shift mechanism, whereinwhen a difference of gear level between a target gear and a current gear is as much as an odd-numbered gear level larger than one level when a kick down shift of performing a gear shift to a lower gear is made as an acceleration pedal is handled according to an acceleration intention of a driver, torque of a release-side clutch for transferring the engine power to the current gear is uniformly decreased, and torque of a connection-side clutch is uniformly increased to synchronize revolutions per minute of a target gear input shaft with increasing revolutions per minute of an engine, and a gear shift control for engaging the target gear is performed at a time point of synchronizing the revolutions per minute of the target gear input shaft with the revolutions per minute of the engine.

US Pat. No. 10,479,196

TORQUE ELEMENT AND CAP ASSEMBLY INCLUDING THE SAME

Ford Global Technologies ...

1. A torque element to transmit a torque between a first part and a second part in a cap assembly, comprising:a base having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface; and
an annular wall extending from the base in a direction away from the second surface;
wherein the first surface of the base includes at least one first ratchet and the annular wall includes at least one second ratchet on an outer side thereof; and
wherein the second ratchet includes a second inclined surface and a second locking surface adjoined to the second inclined surface, and a third gradient of the second inclined surface relative to a side surface of the annular wall is smaller than a fourth gradient of the second locking surface relative to the side surface of the annular wall.

US Pat. No. 10,479,167

DEVICE FOR REGULATING COOLING AIR ON A MOTOR VEHICLE

Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche ...

1. A device for regulating cooling air on a motor vehicle, comprising:an upper shutter and a lower shutter, the upper and lower shutters being formed respectively with upper and lower sealing frames mounted in an air inlet opening of the motor vehicle, each of the sealing frames having first and second side portions spaced from each other in a first direction and top and bottom portions extending between first and second side portions and spaced from each other in a second direction normal to the first direction, and upper and lower openings formed between the first and second side portions and the top and bottom portions of the respective upper and lower shutters, the upper and lower openings being in communication with the air inlet opening;
each of the upper and lower shutters having first and second reinforced textile roller blinds mounted in proximity to the first and second side portions of the respective upper and lower sealing frames respectively and movable between a closed position in which the first and second roller blinds meet between the first and second side portions of the respective upper or lower sealing frame to extend across and close the air inlet opening, and an open position in which the first and second roller blinds are retracted from the opening in the respective sealing frame to positions roller blinds and extending in the second direction between upper and lower edges of the first and second roller blinds; and
upper and lower supporting frames attached respectively to the upper and lower sealing frames and having at least one component aligned in the first direction to intersect the supporting ribs and supporting the respective roller blind against the cooling air.

US Pat. No. 10,479,155

CLADDING STRUCTURE AND METHOD

Caterpillar Inc., Peoria...

1. A machine component comprising:a body including a one-piece core formed of a core material and having at least one fatigue sensitive region and at least one fatigue insensitive region, and
a cladding formed upon the one-piece core and extending throughout the at least one fatigue sensitive region;
the cladding being formed by a set of primary bands of cladding material deposited upon and bonded to the one-piece core in contact with the core material, and a set of secondary bands of cladding material deposited upon and bonded to the one-piece core in contact with the core material;
each of the primary bands being adjacent to and abutting at least one other primary band; and
each of the secondary bands being oriented transverse to a plurality of the primary bands to inhibit propagation of cracks within an inter-pass clad boundary formed between adjacent ones of the primary bands; and
each of the secondary bands being spaced apart from one another and each oriented so as to interrupt at least one of the inter-pass clad boundaries.

US Pat. No. 10,479,128

SECURITY FEATURE

ASSA ABLOY AB, Stockholm...

1. A secure laminate, comprising:a core layer, at least a portion of which is clear non-laserable polycarbonate, the core layer having a first major surface and a second major surface opposing the first major surface, and a hole passing through the at least clear non-laserable polycarbonate portion, the hole having a shape and filled with clear laserable polycarbonate;
a first clear laserable polycarbonate layer positioned adjacent the first major surface of the core layer;
a second clear laserable polycarbonate layer positioned adjacent the second major surface of the core layer;
a first opaque layer positioned adjacent the first clear laserable polycarbonate layer and on the opposite side of the first clear laserable polycarbonate layer from the core layer, and a first window formed through the first opaque layer, the first window aligned with the hole, the first opaque layer defining a front side of the laminate;
a second opaque layer positioned adjacent the second clear laserable polycarbonate layer and on the opposite side of the second clear laserable polycarbonate layer from the core layer, and a second window formed through the second opaque layer, the second window aligned with the hole and the first window, the second opaque layer defining a backside of the laminate; and
an area of ultraviolet fluorescent ink positioned between the first opaque layer and the core layer, and aligned with the first and second windows and the hole;
wherein, in ambient light conditions the hole is not visible from either the front side of the laminate through the first window or from the backside of the laminate through the second window, and when an ultraviolet light source is directed at the front side of the laminate the shape of the hole is illuminated through the second window on the backside of the laminate but not through the first window on the front side of the laminate.

US Pat. No. 10,478,915

JOINING METHOD

ULTEX CORPORATION, Fukuo...

1. A joining method for joining a plurality of members composed of metal or an inorganic substance, the method comprising:arranging the plurality of members in a state stacked up and down, wherein an inside space portion having a slope of 10° or less with respect to a vertical direction is provided in a first member of the plurality of members so as to be opened upward or downward,
inserting a second member of the plurality of members into the inside space portion from the opening of the first member in a state where an outer peripheral portion of an end portion of the second member is supported by the slope,
applying a vertical load and vibration in the vertical direction due to acoustic wave vibration or ultrasonic wave vibration in cooperation with each other to join the outer peripheral portion of the second member to the slope of the first member.

US Pat. No. 10,478,912

RUGGEDIZED CASING FOR A PORTABLE WELDING SYSTEM

THE ESAB GROUP INC., Flo...

1. A portable welding system casing, comprising:a wrapper including a front portion, a rear portion, a top portion and a bottom portion that collectively define a first perimeter edge and a second perimeter edge opposite the first perimeter edge;
a first side member with a first plurality of fastening lug portions and an inner surface with a first recess that receives the first perimeter edge of the wrapper;
a first plate member that is coupled to the first side member, is recessed below a first plane defined by the first side member, and includes a first recessed portion residing in a different plane than both the first plane and a remainder of the first plate member;
a second side member with a second plurality of fastening lug portions and an inner surface with a second recess that receives the second perimeter edge of the wrapper;
a second plate member that is coupled to the second side member, is recessed below a second plane defined by the second side member, and includes a second recessed portion residing in a different plane than both the second plane and a remainder of the second plate member;
a plurality of handle members, each of the plurality of handle members coupled between a first fastening lug portion of the first plurality of fastening lug portions and a second fastening lug portion of the second plurality of fastening lug portions;
an additional handle member that is connected to the top portion of the wrapper and that extends perpendicular to each of the plurality of handle members;
a first foot member coupled to the front portion and the bottom portion; and
a second foot member coupled to the rear portion and the bottom portion.

US Pat. No. 10,478,838

CENTRIFUGAL WATER SPRAY STRUCTURE AND SHOWERHEAD INCLUDING THE SAME

1. A centrifugal water spray structure comprising:a chamber having a chamber axis and provided with an opening;
a water jetting plate for jetting water into the chamber in a direction not parallel to the chamber axis, thereby creating a vortex flow in the chamber; and
a rotary plug received in the chamber;
wherein one end of the rotary plug abuts an edge of the opening of the chamber in a manner that sealing is formed between the rotary plug and the edge of the opening, and the other end of the rotary plug is a free end so that the rotary plug is able to be driven to rotate about the chamber axis by the vortex flow in the chamber, wherein a plug water passage is formed inside the rotary plug, with one end of the plug water passage communicating with the interior of the chamber and the other end of the plug water passage located at the opening and communicating with the exterior of the chamber, wherein the rotary plug comprises a weighting mass disposed at the end of the rotary plug away from the opening of the chamber, wherein the weighting mass comprises a weighting ball that is rotatable with respect to remains of the rotary plug, wherein the rotary plug comprises an elastic member which forces the weighting ball to abut an inner surface of the chamber located at an end opposite the opening, and wherein a water-passing gasket is provided between the weighting ball and the elastic member, and the water-passing gasket is provided with a water-passing hole.

US Pat. No. 10,478,535

SUCTION CATHETER SYSTEMS FOR APPLYING EFFECTIVE ASPIRATION IN REMOTE VESSELS, ESPECIALLY CEREBRAL ARTERIES

MIVI Neuroscience, Inc., ...

1. A suction catheter system comprising:a guide catheter comprising a tubular shaft with a central lumen having, a proximal end and a distal opening, and a proximal section operably connected with the proximal end of the tubular shaft and having fittings that connect to a suction device, wherein the tubular shaft comprises an engagement section having an inner diameter associated with the lumen extending through the engagement section; and
a suction extension comprising a connecting section with a central lumen, a tubular extension comprising a tube that is connected with the tubular element of the connecting portion extends from the connecting portion in a distal direction, and a control structure comprising an elongated structure extending from the connecting section in a proximal direction, wherein at least a portion of the connecting section has a non-cylindrical cross section with a major outer diameter and a minor outer diameter smaller than the major outer diameter, the tubular extension having a distal inner diameter that is from 20 percent to 90 percent of the engagement section inner diameter, wherein the connecting section is configured to slide within the central lumen of the engagement section of the tubular shaft to change the relative position of the connecting section within the central lumen and provide for at least a portion of the narrow diameter suction extension to extend outward from the distal opening of the tubular shaft at appropriate configurations of the connecting section,
wherein a suction lumen is formed extending from the fitting configured to connect to the suction device through a portion of the central lumen, the connecting section and the tubular extension to a distal opening of the tubular extension, and wherein the connecting section engages the inner lumen of the engagement section of the guide catheter at two locations along the circumference.

US Pat. No. 10,478,444

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATING AND PREVENTING VIRAL INFECTIONS

Enterin, Inc., Philadelp...

1. An in vivo method of treating or preventing a viral infection in a mammal comprising administering a composition comprising:(a) a pharmaceutically acceptable grade of squalamine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or derivative thereof in an amount sufficient to produce an antiviral effect, and
(b) at least one pharmaceutically acceptable carrier,
wherein the viral infection is caused by a virus selected from the group consisting of Yellow Fever, Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus, Human Immunodeficiency virus (HIV), “African Swine Fever Viruses,” Arbovirus, Adenoviridae, Arenaviridae, Arterivirus, Astroviridae, Baculoviridae, Bimaviridae, Bimaviridae, Bunyaviridae, Caliciviridae, Caulimoviridae, Circoviridae, Coronaviridae, Cystoviridae, EBV, Deltaviridae, Filviridae, Filoviridae, Flaviviridae, Iridoviridae, Mononegavirus, Myoviridae, Papiloma virus, Papovaviridae, Paramyxoviridae, Prions, Parvoviridae, Phycodnaviridae, Poxviridae, Potyviridae, Reoviridae, Retroviridae, Rhabdoviridae, Tectiviridae, Togaviridae, pox, papilloma, corona, influenza, sendai virus (SeV), sindbis virus (SINV), vaccinia viruses, West Nile, Hanta, viruses which cause the common cold, and any combination thereof, and
wherein the composition is systemically administered intravenously, subcutaneously, intramuscularly, orally, or by inhalation.

US Pat. No. 10,478,383

STERILIZABLE DENTAL ROOL CANAL FILLING COMPOSITION, POINTS/CONES MADE OF SAME, AND PROCESS OF STERILIZING SAME

DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc., Yo...

1. A root canal filling composition, comprising:a plurality of Gutta Percha polymers having different Mooney index values;
an antioxidant of particles having a particle size of 1000 nm or less; and
a filler of particles having a particle size of 1000 nm or less,
wherein the composition can substantially maintain its physical and chemical characteristics and shelf life after sterilization by irradiation.

US Pat. No. 10,478,307

KNEE PROSTHESIS INCLUDING ROTATABLE POST

WM INNOVATIONS, LLC, Sta...

1. A knee joint prosthesis for a human tibia and femur, the knee joint prosthesis comprising:a tibial component comprising:
a tibial baseplate comprising a proximal surface including a sagittal axis, and an opposing distal surface; and
a tibial stem extending from the distal surface of the tibial baseplate and including a cavity therein;
a tibial bearing disposable on the proximal surface of the tibial baseplate, the tibial bearing comprising:
a first bearing portion positionable on a first side of the sagittal axis and having a first shape;
a second bearing portion positionable on a second side of the sagittal axis and having a second shape different than the first shape; and
an aperture alignable with the cavity of the tibial stem;
a post extendable through the aperture of the tibial bearing and disposable in the cavity of the tibial component, the post rotatable relative to the tibial baseplate and the tibial bearing, the post together with the first bearing portion and the second bearing portion configured to promote the femur to substantially pivot about the first bearing portion; and
a collar extending radially from the post and engageable with the tibial baseplate around the cavity and engageable with the bearing aperture to limit movement of the femur along a coronal plane of the femur.

US Pat. No. 10,478,306

MATERIALS AND METHODS FOR PREVENTION OF COLD WELDING, CORROSION AND TISSUE OVERGROWTH BETWEEN MEDICAL IMPLANT COMPONENTS

1. A method for prevention of cold welding, corrosion, and tissue overgrowth between adjoined implant components subjected to static loading in a tin comprising:obtaining a first medical implant component having a first implant contact surface;
obtaining a second medical implant component having a second implant contact surface, the second implant contact surface adapted for placement into contact with the first implant contact surface, the first implant contact surface and the second implant contact surface encompassing all points of contact between the first medical implant component and the second medical implant component; and
applying a nonmetallic biocompatible separation coating material having a wax formulation on at least one of the first implant contact surface and the second implant contact surface using at least one of a smearing, spraying and immersion technique, the nonmetallic biocompatible separation coating material separates the first implant contact surface from the second implant contact surface at all of the points of contact between the first medical implant component and the second medical implant component;
wherein the wax formulation comprises ethylene combined with a copolymer wax, the copolymer wax including from about 5 percent to about 99 percent by weight of a co-monomer having molecular weight in the range of from about 500 to about 1,600 Dalton;
wherein the at least one of a smearing, spraying and immersion technique imparts a coating layer of the nonmetallic biocompatible separation coating material at an interface between the first and second medical implant components;
wherein the nonmetallic biocompatible separation coating material having a wax formulation is formulated to prevent cold welding, corrosion, and tissue overgrowth between the first medical implant component and the second medical implant component; and
wherein obtaining a first medical implant component comprises obtaining an implant bone plate and obtaining a second medical implant component comprises obtaining at least one fastener configured to engage the implant bone plate.

US Pat. No. 10,478,301

CONVERTIBLE ANNULOPLASTY RING CONFIGURED TO RECEIVE AN EXPANDABLE PROSTHETIC HEART VALVE

Edwards Lifesciences Corp...

1. An annuloplasty ring, comprising:an annuloplasty support frame consisting of a single contiguous segment defining a circumferential shape surrounding a ring opening as seen when view from above, wherein the annuloplasty support frame is configured to transition from a first configuration to a second configuration only upon being subjected to a radially expansive force in vivo of at least 2 atm, and wherein in the first configuration the ring opening is “D”-shaped and in the second configuration the ring opening is more circular than the “D-shaped” first configuration, and wherein the annuloplasty support frame remains in the first configuration prior to being subjected to the radially expansive force and a transition from the first configuration to the second configuration occurs suddenly.

US Pat. No. 10,478,300

BOND BETWEEN COMPONENTS OF A MEDICAL DEVICE

BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED,...

1. An elongated member comprising:a first elongated rod;
a second elongated rod;
a third elongated rod mandrel;
wherein the first, second, and third elongated rods each include a proximal end and a flattened distal portion;
wherein the first, second, and third elongated rods are fixed together such that the flattened distal portions of the first, second, and third elongated rods are arranged perpendicular to radii extending out from a shared central axis of the first, second, and third elongated rods at 120-degree radial intervals;
a coupling element having a lumen and a proximal end;
wherein the first, second, and third elongated rods are disposed within the lumen and are fixedly attached to the coupling element;
wherein the coupling element includes a proximal portion having a first outer diameter and distal portion having a second outer diameter greater than the first outer diameter; and
an elongate shaft having a distal lumen
wherein the proximal portion of the coupling element is inserted into the distal lumen of the elongate shaft such that the distal portion of the coupling element abuts the distal end of the elongate shaft and is fixedly attached thereto.

US Pat. No. 10,478,297

DELIVERY SYSTEM HAVING AN INTEGRAL CENTERING MECHANISM FOR POSITIONING A VALVE PROSTHESIS IN SITU

Medtronic Vascular, Inc.,...

1. A delivery system for a valve prosthesis configured for delivery within a vasculature, the delivery system comprising:an outer shaft defining a lumen and at least two windows formed through a sidewall thereof;
an inner shaft concentrically disposed within the lumen of the outer shaft, the inner shaft having a distal portion being configured to receive the valve prosthesis thereon; and
at least one centering mechanism including at least two wings disposed at circumferentially spaced-apart locations along the delivery system, a first end of each wing being attached to the inner shaft and a second end being free to slide over the inner shaft, wherein when the centering mechanism is in a delivery configuration each wing is circumferentially offset from one of the windows of the outer shaft and has a straightened profile that is enclosed between the outer and inner shafts and when the centering mechanism is in an expanded configuration each wing has a curved, bowed profile and is aligned with and radially extends through one of the windows of the outer shaft,
wherein the outer shaft is rotated in order to alternate the centering mechanism between the delivery configuration and the expanded configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,478,292

PROSTHETIC HEART VALVE

Edwards Lifesciences Corp...

1. An assembly comprising:a delivery catheter comprising an inflatable balloon; and
an implantable prosthetic heart valve that is radially collapsible to a collapsed configuration for delivery into a patient on the delivery catheter and radially expandable to an expanded configuration using the inflatable balloon;
the prosthetic heart valve comprising:
a radially expandable annular frame having an inflow end portion defining an inflow end of the frame that is configured to receive antegrade blood flow into the prosthetic heart valve when implanted within a patient's body in the expanded configuration, and the annular frame also having an outflow end portion defining an outflow end of the frame opposite the inflow end of the frame;
a leaflet structure positioned within the frame; and
an outer skirt extending from the inflow end of the frame along an outer surface of the frame to an outflow edge of the outer skirt, wherein the outflow edge of the outer skirt defines a plurality of alternating projections and notches of the outer skirt, the projections projecting further toward the outflow end of the frame relative to the notches, and wherein the outflow edge is attached to the frame at the projections and the outflow edge is free from the frame at the notches.

US Pat. No. 10,478,260

ENCLOSURE FOR AN ACOUSTIC ENERGY DEVICE INCLUDING A PROBE

NEURAL ANALYTICS, INC., ...

1. An enclosure for an acoustic energy device to be used on a subject, the device including a probe supported by a housing, the housing defining a cavity through which the probe protrudes, and the probe configured to move within the cavity and directly contact the subject, the enclosure comprising:a removable enclosure body, wherein the enclosure body is configured to enclose at least a portion of the housing while covering the cavity; and
a probe interaction portion in the enclosure body, wherein the probe interaction portion defines a first hole configured to receive at least a portion of the probe such that the probe is configured to extend through the enclosure body via the first hole and directly contact the subject when the enclosure body covers the cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,478,041

SEALING MEMBER AND DISHWASHER HAVING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A dishwasher comprising:a main body;
a washing tub that is disposed inside the main body and includes an opening formed on a front surface thereof and a front surface frame forming the opening;
a door including a first frame to open and close the opening; and
a sealing member that seals between the washing tub and the door,
wherein the sealing member includes
a fixing unit that is fixed to a lower portion of the door,
a sealing unit that extends toward the door from the fixing unit and is brought into contact with an inner surface of the washing tub, and
at least one strength reinforcement rib protruding from the fixing unit to have a length corresponding to a spaced distance between the first frame and the fixing unit when the door is closed, an end portion of the at least one strength reinforcement rib being brought into contact with the first frame to be supported by the first frame during opening and closing of the door, and
wherein the sealing unit forms a closed loop and a hollow is formed inside the closed loop, and when the door is opened, one part of the sealing unit is positioned outside of a space between the fixing unit and the front surface frame of the washing tub, and the other part of the sealing unit is positioned in the space between the fixing unit and the front surface frame.

US Pat. No. 10,478,003

TREE STAND

Polygroup Macau Limited (...

1. A Christmas tree system comprising:a Christmas tree; and
a tree stand including:
a body having:
a first concentric cylinder rotatably coupled with a second concentric cylinder, each of the first concentric cylinder and the second concentric cylinder comprising one or more holes; and
an adapter positioned proximate an end of the body;
one or more legs coupled to the first concentric cylinder;
one or more legs coupled to the second concentric cylinder; and
a spring-loaded locking mechanism configured to engage the one or more holes of the first and second concentric cylinders to secure a rotational alignment of the first concentric cylinder relative the second concentric cylinder, the spring-loaded locking mechanism including a spring and a detent having a base portion and a protruding portion,
wherein, when the spring-loaded locking mechanism is in a locked configuration corresponding to the rotational alignment of the first concentric cylinder relative the second concentric cylinder, the spring pushes the detent outward from a central axis of the first and second concentric cylinders such that the protruding portion extends at least partially through the holes of the first and second concentric cylinders and the base portion abuts an inner wall of the first concentric cylinder or the second concentric cylinder,
wherein, when the spring-loaded locking mechanism is in an unlocked configuration, the spring is compressed such that the base portion does not abut an inner wall of the first concentric cylinder or the second concentric cylinder and the protruding portion is located substantially within the inner wall of the first concentric cylinder and the second concentric cylinder, and
wherein at least one of the concentric cylinders is configured to receive a trunk of the Christmas tree.

US Pat. No. 10,477,965

SLIDE RAIL ASSEMBLY

KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD...

1. A slide rail assembly, comprising:a first rail comprising a first structure and a second structure;
a second rail movable relative to the first rail;
a positioning device arranged to the second rail, the positioning device comprising an elastic member and a positioning member, the positioning member being located at an initial position in response to an elastic force generated by the elastic member; and
an operating member arranged to the first rail, the operating member comprising a first blocking portion, the second rail having a second blocking portion;
wherein when the second rail is moved relative to the first rail from a first position to a second position in a first direction, the positioning member is moved from the initial position to an engaging position through the elastic force released by the elastic member and abuts against the first structure of the first rail;
wherein when the second rail is moved relative to the first rail from the second position to a third position in the first direction, the positioning member is moved from the engaging position to a disengaging position by guidance of the second structure of the first rail and no longer abuts against the first structure of the first rail;
wherein when the second rail is moved relative to the first rail to the second position, the first blocking portion and the second blocking portion obstruct each other to prevent the second rail from being moved in the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,477,782

SUPPORT SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TREES AND BUSHES

1. A support system for temporarily supporting a plant via a fixed structure of vertical poles which support a plurality of substantially horizontal support cords including an upper support cord positioned above a lower support cord above the ground, the support system comprising:a substantially rigid, linear, vertical alignment wire having a top end suspended from the upper support cord and a bottom end above the ground,
the alignment wire angularly repositionable relative to the plurality of substantially horizontal support cords;
a bend greater than 180° in the top end of the vertical alignment wire, the bend forming a hanging hook portion supported from the upper support cord;
a supporting bracket comprising a base segment, a first leg extending from a first end of the base segment, and a second leg extending from a second end of the base segment, opposite the first end of the base segment;
a first loop formed at the first leg;
a second loop formed at the second leg;
the first loop, lying in a first plane;
the second loop lying in a second plane;
the first plane generally orthogonal to the second plane;
the first loop having a first gap therethrough;
the first loop surrounding the lower support cord and the alignment wire;
the second loop having a second gap therethrough
the lower support cord into the second loop;
wherein the first loop engages the support cord, wherein the lower support cord is in the first loop;
wherein the supporting bracket is configured to be rotated about the first loop such that the lower support cord is in contact with opposite interior sides of the first loop, and whereby the supporting bracket may thence be further rotated wherein the second loop engages the lower support cord and the lower support cord engages an interior side of the second loop;
the supporting bracket, attached to the lower support cord, the alignment wire;
the plant attached directly to the lower support cord via the supporting bracket; and
wherein the alignment wire maintains vertical orientation of the plant substantially above the point at which the plant protrudes from the ground.

US Pat. No. 10,477,769

DRIVE SYSTEM FOR PADDLE BELT CONVEYOR

AG GROWTH INTERNATIONAL I...

1. A drive system for a paddle belt conveyor, the drive system comprising:a drive shaft;
a drive roller rotationally driven by the drive shaft about a first axis, the drive roller exerting traction on a belt of the belt conveyor, wherein the belt comprises a plurality of paddles; and
a pinch roller mounted rotationally about a second axis parallel to the first axis, the pinch roller pinching the belt between the pinch roller and the drive roller to augment the traction of the drive roller on the belt, wherein one of the driver roller and the pinch roller is a bobbin roller to accommodate the paddles of the belt;
wherein the paddles have a height substantially equal to a difference between an outer radius of the bobbin roller and an inner radius of the bobbin roller.
US Pat. No. 10,478,393

METHOD OF COSMETIC TREATMENT TO PROTECT THE SKIN FROM POLLUTION AND IMPROVE SKIN REGENERATION

ISP Investments LLC, Wim...

1. A cosmetic treatment method for protecting skin epidermal cells from DNA damages induced by ozone exposure and UVB irradiation, comprising topically applying to skin in need thereof an effective amount of a cosmetic composition wherein the composition comprises 0.5 to 2% of an active ingredient consisting of a combination of a hydrolysed rice extract and a grapeseed extract in a ratio adjusted at 9:1 (w/w) and a physiologically acceptable medium, wherein the process to prepare the active ingredient comprises the following steps:a. obtaining hydrolysed rice extract by enzymatic hydrolysis with vegetal enzymes, said hydrolysed rice extract is consisting of low molecular weight peptides of molecular weight less than 6 kDa,
b. purifying the hydrolysed rice extract using decreasing porosity filters;
c. obtaining the grapeseed extract from grapeseed cake in water at a pH between 4 and 7,
d. purifying the grapeseed extract using decreasing porosity filters; and
e. combining the extracts obtained at step b and d in a weight ratio of 9:1
f. adding 30% of glycerol in 70% of the product obtained at step e to prepare the active ingredient
g. using the active ingredient obtained at step f to prepare a cosmetic composition comprising the active ingredient at a weight ratio of 0.5 to 2% of the cosmetic composition.
US Pat. No. 10,477,881

METHOD OF FEEDING YOUNG MONOGASTRIC MAMMALS AND COMPOSITIONS FED TO YOUNG MONOGASTRIC MAMMALS

Purina Animal Nutrition L...

1. A method of feeding a healthy non-human monogastric mammal, comprising:orally feeding the healthy non-human monogastric mammal a fluid animal feed during a pre-weaning period, the fluid animal feed comprising a fluid milk replacer and a supplemental feed material in which the supplemental feed material comprises at least one non-digestible, water-soluble fiber including at least about 50 weight percent hemicellulose based on the dry weight of the supplemental feed material,
the fluid animal feed being free of sugar alcohol.
US Pat. No. 10,478,457

CHIMERIC PROTEIN

UCL BUSINESS LTD, London...

1. A chimeric protein having the formula:Ht1-Ht2-Casp, wherein
Casp is a caspase domain;
Ht1 is a first heterodimerization domain; and
Ht2 is a second heterodimerization domain;
wherein one heterodimerization domain comprises an FK506-binding protein (FKBP) and the other heterodimerization domain comprises an FRB domain of mTOR;
and wherein, in the presence of rapamycin or a rapamycin analog, an identical pair of the chimeric proteins interact such that Ht1 from one chimeric protein heterodimerizes with Ht2 from the other chimeric protein, causing homodimerization of the two caspase domains.
US Pat. No. 10,479,836

METHOD FOR TREATING PULMONARY HYPERTENSION WITH INTERLEUKIN-5 RECEPTOR ANTIBODY

National University Corpo...

1. A method for treating pulmonary hypertension, comprising administering an effective amount of an antibody or an antibody fragment thereof which binds to the extracellular region of an interleukin-5 receptor (IL-5R) to inhibit an IL-5R-expressing cell,wherein said antibody or antibody fragment thereof comprises a heavy chain variable (VH) domain containing 3 complementarity determining regions (CDRs), and a light chain variable (VL) domain containing 3 CDRs,
wherein the 3 CDRs on said VH domain comprise the amino acid sequences of SEQ ID NOs: 1-3, respectively, and the 3 CDRs on said VL domain comprise the amino acid sequences of SEQ ID NOs: 4-6, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,484,952

APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING A CODING RATE

Optis Wireless Technology...

11. A transmitting apparatus, comprising:a processor configured:
to determine a first coding rate based on received information for determining the first coding rate;
to calculate a second coding rate based on the received information for determining the first coding rate and received offset information by adjusting the first coding rate based on the offset information; and
a transmitter configured to transmit a first type of information using the first coding rate and a second type of information using the second coding rate, wherein the first type of information and second type of information comprise differing channels which are multiplexed within a same frame.

US Pat. No. 10,484,928

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING OPERATOR SPECIFIC SERVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a terminal, comprising:determining whether an operator restricted service is required;
identifying whether an indicator is received if the operator restricted service is required, wherein the indicator indicates that the operator restricted service is supported;
if the indicator is received:
accessing an operator network that offers the operator restricted service based on the indicator, and
receiving at least one of a profile, a credential, or subscriber identity module (SIM) information based on the operator restricted service in response to accessing the operator network; and
if the indicator is not received, indicating no service to a user,
wherein the terminal is an unauthenticated terminal without a provisioning profile.

US Pat. No. 10,484,917

HANDOVER CONTROLLER COMMUNICATION APPARATUS

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A communication apparatus in a wireless communication system in which a plurality of cells with different bands are overlaid and which includes the communication apparatus and a user equipment, the communication apparatus comprising:an acquisition unit configured to acquire communication quality of the user equipment in a first cell in which the user equipment resides;
a determination unit configured to determine whether to perform switching to a second cell overlaid with the first cell based on the communication quality of the user equipment; and
an instruction unit configured to instruct the user equipment to perform the switching to the second cell when the switching to the second cell overlaid with the first cell is determined,
wherein the communication quality of the user equipment is a throughput of the user equipment for a predetermined period,
wherein the user equipment measures and reports downlink reception quality in the first cell to the communication apparatus, and
wherein the determination unit estimates the throughput of the user equipment for the predetermined period based on the downlink reception quality in the first cell reported by the user equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,484,895

WIRELESS DATA CONCENTRATOR SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Simmonds Precision Produc...

1. A vehicular wireless networking system, comprising:a first data concentrator configured to transmit a predetermined signal of predetermined characteristics according to a transmission setting;
at least one second data concentrator configured to listen for and/or receive a signal from the first data concentrator; and
a network analysis module operatively connected to the first data concentrator to at least modify a transmission setting thereof and to send a transmit command to the first data concentrator to cause the first data concentrator to send the predetermined signal, wherein the network analysis module is operatively connected to the second data concentrator at least to receive a received signal therefrom, the network analysis module configured to determine if there are any signal transmission effects between the first data concentrator and the second data concentrator based on a comparison of the predetermined signal and the received signal, wherein network analysis module is configured to receive an aircraft startup signal before transmitting a transmit command to cause a determination of any signal transmission effects with every aircraft startup.

US Pat. No. 10,484,805

INTRAORAL APPLIANCE FOR SOUND TRANSMISSION VIA BONE CONDUCTION

SoundMed, LLC, Mountain ...

1. An intraoral appliance for sound transmission comprising an intra-oral bone conduction sound transmission device securable to one or more teeth without requiring modification of the one or more teeth,wherein the intra-oral bone conduction sound transmission device comprises a movable mass securable to the one or more teeth with a spring, and
wherein the spring is configured to provide a clamping force that acts on a lingual side and buccal side of one or more of the one or more teeth.

US Pat. No. 10,484,724

VIEWING AND STREAMING LIVE CAMERAS TO USERS NEAR THEIR LOCATION AS INDICATED ON A MAP OR AUTOMATICALLY BASED ON A GEOFENCE OR LOCATION BOUNDARY

Vizsafe, Inc., Middletow...

1. A method of disseminating an interactive incident report via a plurality of remote devices connected to a communications network, said remote devices proximate a predetermined location, comprising:initiating, by a user device, a request to a web application server via said communications network, for a listing of a plurality of remote devices, each having at least one channel of incident information contained thereon relating to at least one incident proximate to a predetermined location;
receiving, from said web application server by the user device, a list of the plurality of remote devices determined to be proximate to the predetermined location and a listing of each of said at least one channel containing said incident information;
displaying, by the user device, the plurality of remote devices on a diagrammatic representation where the location of each of the remote devices is indicated relative to the user device and said listing of each of said at least one channel containing said incident information, and
receiving, from said web application server by the user device, a request for information related to an incident at a location proximate to the location of the user device,
wherein the request for information related to the incident is received by the user device at least after the user device has moved to another location at a time that is after said incident, and
wherein the user device is configured and arranged to include a “follow me” setting that can be toggled on and off to permit the device to receive the request for information related to the incident after the user device has moved to another location.

US Pat. No. 10,484,621

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COMPRESSING VIDEO CONTENT

GoPro, Inc., San Mateo, ...

1. A system for providing imaging content, the system comprising:an electronic storage configured to store a sequence of images of a first frame resolution;
a communications interface configured to communicate a bit stream associated with the stored sequence of images to a client device; and
one or more physical processors configured to execute a plurality of computer readable instructions, the plurality of computer readable instructions configured to, when executed by the one or more physical processors, cause the system to:
access one or more source images, individual source images of the one or more source images characterized by a spherical field of view;
transform the one or more source images into a planar image using a spherical to planar transformation;
obtain a fixed spatial quality distribution map for image encoding based on the spherical to planar transformation, the fixed spatial quality distribution map comprising at least a plurality of encoding parameters continuously varying along a curve relative to an equatorial line associated with the planar image; and
encode the planar image using the fixed spatial quality distribution map such that:
one or more first portions of the planar image are encoded at a first quality according to a first one of the plurality of encoding parameters; and
one or more second portions of the planar image are encoded at a second quality according to a second one of the plurality of coding parameters, the one or more second portions of the planar image being more proximate to an equatorial line associated with the planar image as compared to the one or more first portions of the planar image, the second quality being greater than the first quality.

US Pat. No. 10,484,584

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MOBILE DEVICE BIOMETRIC ADD-ON

Princeton Identity, Inc.,...

10. A holder for a mobile device, the holder comprising:a base attachable to the mobile device;
a housing rotatable relative to the base; and
an optical assembly movably coupled to the base, configured to pivot about an axis relative to the base, and at least partially enclosed by the housing, the optical assembly comprising:
two passive optical elements separated by a housing surface of the housing, a first passive optical element of the two passive optical elements corresponding with a camera of the mobile device, and a second passive optical element of the two passive optical elements corresponding with an illuminator of the mobile device, each of the first and second passive optical elements including two reflective surfaces, a first reflective surface of the two reflective surfaces angled more steeply than a second reflective surface of the two reflective surfaces, the two reflective surfaces of the first passive optical element configured to modify an optical pathway of the camera affixed to a portion of the mobile device by about 180 degrees, and the two reflective surfaces of the second passive optical element configured to modify a pathway of the illuminator of the mobile device by about 180 degrees; and
a housing at least partially enclosing the single passive optical element.

US Pat. No. 10,484,574

PRINTING APPARATUS PERFORMING PROCESS CORRESPONDING TO USER, CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR, AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING CONTROL PROGRAM THEREFOR

CANON KABUSIKI KAISHA, T...

1. An apparatus for processing print data, the apparatus comprising:one or more memories that store computer readable instructions;
a database stored in the one or more memories and including relating information that relates terminal identification information with a user name;
an interface that receives print data; and
a processor that executes the computer readable instructions to:
receive print data from a terminal via the interface, wherein the received print data includes terminal identification information specifying the terminal that sent the print data;
obtain the terminal identification information specifying the terminal that sent the print data from the received print data;
specify, based on the relating information included in the database stored in the one or more memories, a user name related with the obtained terminal identification information that is included in the received print data and that specifies the terminal that sent the print data; and
execute a process corresponding to the specified user name for the received print data.

US Pat. No. 10,484,547

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF DISTRIBUTING IMAGE EFFECTS FOR USER EXPERIENCES

Disney Enterprises, Inc.,...

1. A system configured for distributing image effects for user experience events, the system comprising:non-transitory electronic storage configured to store sets of user experience event information, the sets of user experience information defining individual user experience events, individual user experience events including making one or more image effects available to users, individual sets of user experience information defining criteria for making one or more image effects available to users, the sets of user experience information including a first set of user experience information, the first set of user experience information defining first criteria for making a first image effect available to users, the first criteria including a first activity criteria and a first location criteria; and one or more physical processors configured by machine-readable instructions to:
obtain location information, the location information indicating location of a computing platform within a real-world environment, the computing platform being associated with a first user;
obtain activity information, the activity information conveying one or more activities performed by the first user, the one or more activities including a first activity;
determine, based on the obtained location information and activity information, whether the criteria of the individual sets of user experience information are satisfied through comparisons of the obtained location information and the first location criteria, and comparison of the obtained activity information and the first activity criteria, respectively;
responsive to the criteria of the individual sets of user experience information being satisfied, make the one or more image effects corresponding to the satisfied criteria available to the users, such that responsive to the first activity criteria and first location criteria included in the first criteria being satisfied, the first image effect is made available to the first user via the computing platform, wherein the first activity criteria includes one or more of an encounter with a real-world entity, reaching a check point, traversing a distance, capturing one or more images, or a passage of time;
responsive to the individual sets of criteria for the individual user experience events not being satisfied, make the one or more image effects corresponding to the individual user experience events unavailable to the users, such that responsive to the first criteria not being satisfied, the first image effect is made unavailable to the first user via the computing platform;
obtain user input associated with selection of individual image effects made available to the first user, the user input including a first selection by the first user of the first image effect via the computing platform;
obtain image information, the image information including first image information defining a first image captured by the computing platform associated with the first user; and effectuate the first image effect using the first image information to generate second image information, the second image information defining a first edited image, the first edited image being the first image effect applied to the first image.

US Pat. No. 10,484,539

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING INTERACTION FLOW FOR CONTACT CENTERS

1. A system for managing an interaction flow, the system comprising:a switch configured to receive a plurality of communications for routing to one or more contact center resources;
a processor coupled to the switch; and
a memory coupled to the processor, wherein the memory has stored thereon, instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to:
receive a communication from a user device, wherein the communication is initially an unstructured communication;
store data corresponding to one or more topics of the communication in the memory;
compare the data with parameters of a plurality of predesigned interaction flows for identifying one or more of the predesigned interaction flows relevant to the communication, wherein the predesigned interaction flows each comprise a plurality of discrete stages in a predetermined order defining ordered steps to be executed in an interaction;
identify a first interaction flow and a second interaction flow, from among the plurality of predesigned interaction flows, that respectively match different topics of the communication;
after identifying the first interaction flow, compare the first interaction flow with data collected during the unstructured communication to determine whether or not the data collected during the unstructured communication satisfies one or more operations of the first interaction flow;
identify an operation, from among the first interaction flow and the second interaction flow, that is satisfied when the communication is the unstructured communication prior to identifying the first interaction flow and the second interaction flow; and
transmit a signal to the switch for routing the communication to a plurality of contact center resources corresponding, respectively, to the first and second interaction flows to be executed by the plurality of contact center resources without executing the operation that was satisfied.

US Pat. No. 10,484,531

USER INTERFACE FOR CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

AirWatch, LLC, Atlanta, ...

1. A non-transitory, computer-readable medium containing instructions for managing user devices in a classroom, the instructions causing a processor to perform stages including:displaying a graphical user interface (“GUI”) that includes student icons representing students associated with a class, wherein the student icons indicate whether each student is physically present in, or absent from, the classroom;
receiving communications from a plurality of student devices;
based on the communications, highlighting student icons to indicate which students are physically present in the classroom, wherein other student icons are highlighted differently to indicate physical absence from the classroom, and wherein the student icons representing the physically present and absent students are simultaneously displayed on the GUI;
displaying selectable lock icons representing multiple lock types, the selectable lock icons being displayed on the same screen as the student icons; and
in response to a user selection of a first lock, visually distinguishing a first group of student icons to which the first lock applies, wherein visually distinguishing comprises:
generating a first badge that visually corresponds to the first lock, wherein the first badge is different from a second badge that visually corresponds to a second lock; and
applying the first badge to the student icons in the first group.

US Pat. No. 10,484,431

DYNAMIC APPLICATION VERSIONING SYSTEM

ADP, LLC, Roseland, NJ (...

1. A method for controlling presentation of a mobile application on a mobile device, the method comprising: receiving, by an application server, a request from the mobile device to present the mobile application; identifying, by the application server, a user profile for a user of the mobile device, the user profile comprising a current application state of the mobile application; determining whether the user profile is one of a prohibited subset of profiles for a particular version of a set of application versions; selecting, by the application server, an application version for the mobile application from the set of application versions for the mobile application on the mobile device based on application of a set of rules to the current application state indicated in the user profile, wherein the set of rules comprises a rule for determining an eligibility of the user for one of the set of application versions, wherein the rule for determining the eligibility of the user prohibits the selected application version from being the particular version of the set of application versions; and sending, by the application server, a response to the mobile device, the response indicating to the mobile device to present the selected application version of the mobile application to the user.

US Pat. No. 10,484,427

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVIDING CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT FOR COMPUTING ENVIRONMENTS

STRIPE INC., San Francis...

1. A system for implementing configuration management, the system comprising:a memory of a source cloud computing platform that stores firewall configurations; and
a processor coupled with the memory configured to execute a leader component to cause the processor to:
access firewall configurations associated with a software infrastructure in a source cloud computing platform, the firewall configurations having configuration elements that control traffic between software components in the source cloud computing platform when enforced by the source cloud computing platform,
in response to migration of a portion of software components from the source cloud computing platform to a destination cloud computing platform, initiate configuration preservation operations that include the source cloud computing platform transforming the firewall configurations from a source format into an intermediate format that is language independent, the intermediate format comprising the firewall configurations defined in part as a manifest for implementing the firewall configurations for the portion of software components at the destination cloud computing platform, and
communicate a transformed version of the firewall configurations, in the intermediate format, to the destination cloud computing platform to cause implementation of the firewall configurations based on configuration restoration operations performed by the destination cloud computing platform that generate a restored version of the firewall configurations in a format of the destination cloud computing platform, wherein configuration restoration operations are performed by a follower component, executed by a processor of the destination cloud computing platform, on the transformed version of the firewall configurations to facilitate maintaining implementation of the firewall configurations for at least communications exchanged between the software components remaining in the source cloud computing platform and the portion of software components being migrated to the destination cloud computing platform.

US Pat. No. 10,484,423

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING AND MONITORING THREAD CREATION

SecureWorks Corp., Wilmi...

1. A method of monitoring network connections for malicious activity, comprising:identifying creation of a new thread;
determining the creation of the new thread is a remote thread creation event when a target process and a creating process are different;
logging the remote thread creation event, wherein the logging includes source process information, target process information, and a portion of the data stored at the start address of the thread;
evaluating the new thread based on a set of rules to determine the thread is malicious or compromised, the set of rules including a set of protected processes for which no remote thread injection is allowable;
wherein evaluating the new thread includes comparing the target process to the set of protected processes and determining the thread is malicious or compromised when the target process is in the set of protected processes; and
terminating the new thread when the thread is determined to be malicious.

US Pat. No. 10,484,416

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REPAIRING VULNERABILITIES OF OBJECTS CONNECTED TO A DATA NETWORK

AO Kaspersky Lab, Moscow...

1. A method for repairing vulnerabilities of objects connected to a data network, the method comprising:transmitting, by a hardware processor, a request throughout the data network;
obtaining responses from a plurality of accessible objects in the data network;
determining, by the hardware processor, whether access to the plurality of accessible objects is available using a plurality of access methods;
when access to an object is available, accessing the object and obtaining a list of resources of the accessed object;
crawling through an administrative console of the object to determine a list of resources of the object and open ports of the object, each resource comprising an adjustable parameter and/or an attribute of the object;
comparing, by the hardware processor, the list of resources and the open ports with a database of resources with associated network vulnerabilities to identify one or more resources from the list of resources that have a similar vulnerable status as a vulnerable resource in the database of resources with associated network vulnerabilities;
identifying one or more repair actions from the database of resources with associated network vulnerabilities based on the identified one or more resources; and
repairing the network vulnerabilities associated with the accessed object by applying the one or more repair actions associated with the vulnerable resource to the accessed object.

US Pat. No. 10,484,389

CONNECTED DEVICE RIGHTS MANAGEMENT ADMINISTRATION

DWELO, INC., Provo, UT (...

1. A method for automation rights management, comprising:receiving credential data and status data from a client device for a user;
identifying, by at least one computing device, a role associated with the user based on the credential data;
identifying, by the at least one computing device, a right to access at least one function of a plurality of automation devices installed at and associated with different rental units at a managed residential property based on an evaluation of the credential data, the role, and the status data against an access control rule associated with the user for automation management;
determining a group of the plurality of automation devices for which the user has the right to access the at least one function of the plurality of automation devices as a logical group; and
adapting, by the at least one computing device, a user interface on the client device to collectively administer the at least one function for the group of the plurality of automation devices as the logical group.

US Pat. No. 10,484,378

MECHANISM FOR FACILITATING DYNAMIC CONTEXT-BASED ACCESS CONTROL OF RESOURCES

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. An apparatus to facilitate context-based access control, comprising:a hardware memory,
a reception logic coupled to the hardware memory, wherein the reception logic is configured to receive over a network a first request including one or more first contexts to access a resource of a plurality of resources from a computing device, wherein context information related to the one or more first contexts associated with a user is collected using sensors at the computing device;
an authentication logic to authenticate the user using the one or more first contexts of the first request after the one or more first contexts have been authenticated;
an evaluation logic of a policy decision point to evaluate the one or more first contexts, wherein evaluation of the one or more first contexts includes attempting to match the one or more first contexts with a first access policy associated with the requested resource; and
a decision/return logic of the policy decision point to accept the first request if the one or more first contexts satisfy the first access policy, wherein the decision/return logic is to reject the first request if the one or more first contexts fail to satisfy the first access policy and to generate a second access policy having one or more second contexts criteria to access the requested resource, wherein the reception logic is configured to receive a second request including the one or more second contexts to access the requested resource based on the second access policy, wherein the authentication logic is configured to authenticate the contexts and the user using the one or more second contexts that are different from the one or more first contexts, and wherein the rejection of the first request automatically triggers the second request to access the requested resource based on the second access policy.

US Pat. No. 10,484,286

ADAPTIVE RELIABILITY PROTOCOL

King Fadh University of P...

1. A device comprising:processing circuitry configured to
determine a reliability level for a communication network,
determine a packet delivery ratio (PDR) for a round period of the communication network operating at reliability level based on a packet serial number (PSN), the round period being a predetermined period for measuring the PDR of sensor data received from the communication network,
control the communication network to operate in an adaptive reliability mode in response to the reliability level being within a predetermined range, the adaptive reliability mode including a best effort mode, a reliable mode, and a switching mode based on the PDR, wherein the processing circuitry is further configured to
control operation of the communication network to operate in the best effort mode in response to the PDR being greater than an upper PDR threshold,
control operation of the communication network to operate in the reliable mode in response to the PDR is less than a lower PDR threshold, and
control operation of the communication network to operate in the switching mode when transitioning between the best effort mode and the reliable mode, the control including issuing a switch mode message including a modified mode bit in the message header, and
detect an assurance time interval (ATI) corresponding to a termination of the round period.

US Pat. No. 10,484,274

CONTROLLING PACKETS OF VIRTUAL MACHINES

NEW H3C TECHNOLOGIES CO.,...

1. A virtual machine packet controlling method, applicable for an OpenStack network, wherein the OpenStack network comprises an OpenStack controller node, an OpenStack compute node, and a virtual network system; the OpenStack network is communicatively connected with a software defined network (SDN) controller, the virtual network system comprises a virtual machine (VM), and a virtual network apparatus responsible for forwarding packets of the virtual machine; the method comprising:creating, by the OpenStack controller node, a port for the virtual machine, and informing the SDN controller of a port universally unique identifier (UUID) of the port created for the VM and a forwarding rule applied on the port;
after the VM is created in the virtual network system, the OpenStack controller node receiving a port ID of the VM retrieved by the OpenStack compute node, wherein the port ID of the VM is allocated by the virtual network system according to a configured port group;
the OpenStack controller node transmitting a corresponding relationship between the port ID and the port UUID of the VM to the SDN controller, wherein the SDN controller generates a flow table according to the forwarding rule applied on the port, and issues the flow table to the virtual network apparatus according to the corresponding relationship.

US Pat. No. 10,484,261

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT OF A COMMUNICATION LINK

ASSIA SPE, LLC, Wilmingt...

1. A method for performance measurement, the method comprising:executing active probing on a physical layer by transmitting active probing data from a communication device coupled to another communication device via a network forming a communication link, the active probing data are not received at communication layer 3 or above at the another communication device;
reading operational data associated with the communication link in response to executing active probing, the operational data comprising data generated by active probing on the communication link; and
measuring performance, by the communication device, of the communication link with reference to the communication device, the performance measured according to the read operational data, wherein the operational data relates to information regarding a configuration of layer 1 or layer 2 of the communication link.

US Pat. No. 10,484,259

PACKET LOSS LOCATING IN VXLAN

NEW H3C TECHNOLOGIES CO.,...

1. A method for locating loss of a service packet, the method being applied to a Virtual eXtensible Local Area Network Tunnel End Point (VTEP), comprising:obtaining a simulation packet for simulating a service forwarding path which routes a service packet from the VTEP to another VTEP; wherein the service packet, which is sent from a first Virtual Machine (VM) being accessed to the VTEP to a second VM being accessed to another VTEP, did not reach the second VM, and packet character parameters of the simulation packet are same as packet character parameters of the service packet;
calculating an outer User Datagram Protocol (UDP) source port number on the packet character parameters of the simulation packet basis via a local chip forwarding logic;
performing a Virtual eXtensible Local Area Network (VXLAN) encapsulation for the simulation packet based on the UDP source port number and a VXLAN tunnel identification which is stored in a local register entry; wherein, the local register entry matches with the simulation packet; a value of the first reserve field of a VXLAN header of the simulation packet is a set value;
forwarding the simulation packet with the VXLAN encapsulation through the VXLAN tunnel corresponding to the VXLAN tunnel identification, so that each device on the service forwarding path which has received the simulation packet with the VXLAN encapsulation sends a packet loss locating parameter to a packet loss locating device, which determines a packet loss location on the service forwarding path based on a device identity in the last received packet loss locating parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,484,234

DYNAMIC LOGGING FRAMEWORK FOR MULTI-TENANT CLOUD ENVIRONMENT

SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving, by a server system, a notification of an issue with a cloud services application;
determining, by the server system, that troubleshooting of the issue comprises review of server logs containing personal data;
enabling, by the server system, a data protection and privacy log level instead of a default log level to capture the personal data;
generating, by the server system, the one or more server logs containing personal data during replication of the issue based on detecting that the data protection and privacy log level is enabled;
indexing, by the server system, the one or more server logs containing personal data and setting access permission to the one or more server logs;
detecting, by the server system, that a specified retention time period for the personal data has lapsed;
automatically purging, by the server system, the personal data of the one or more server logs based on detecting that the specified retention time period has lapsed; and
recording; by the server system, a record that the personal data has been purged.

US Pat. No. 10,484,171

METHOD FOR EFFICIENT AND PRACTICAL KEY DISTRIBUTION IN NETWORK CODING SYSTEMS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. An encoder comprising:a non-transitory computer readable storage medium storing program instructions; and
a processor executing the program instructions, the processor configured to:
generate a k-bit key, where k is a positive integer;
estimate a network capacity;
encode each bit of the k-bit key using a random matrix of a selected rank and the estimated network capacity; and
transmit the encoded k-bit key through a network that performs linear operations on packets including network coding operations or store and forward routing operations, such that the k-bit key is protected against adversaries within the network,
wherein the estimate of the network capacity includes estimating an upper bound of a number of eavesdropped links.

US Pat. No. 10,484,080

GROUND NETWORK FOR END-TO-END BEAMFORMING WITH MULTIFREQUENCY ACCESS NODE CLUSTERS

VIASAT, INC., Carlsbad, ...

1. A system for providing a communication service to user terminals geographically distributed over a user coverage area via an end-to-end relay comprising multiple receive/transmit signal paths, comprising:a beam signal interface that obtains multiple forward beam signals comprising forward user data streams for transmission to the user terminals grouped by multiple forward user beam coverage areas;
a beam weight generator that generates a forward beam weight matrix for end-to-end beamforming to the multiple forward user beam coverage areas via the end-to-end relay;
a beamformer coupled with the beam signal interface and the beam weight generator, the beamformer comprising a forward matrix multiplier that obtains a plurality of access-node specific forward signals based on a matrix product of the forward beam weight matrix and a vector of the forward beam signals;
a first access node cluster comprising a first plurality of access nodes, wherein the first plurality of access nodes obtain a first subset of the plurality of access node-specific forward signals and comprise transmitters that transmit a first set of forward uplink signals over a first frequency range to the end-to-end relay based on the first subset of the plurality of access node-specific forward signals; and
a second access node cluster comprising a second plurality of access nodes, wherein the second plurality of access nodes obtain a second subset of the plurality of access node-specific forward signals and comprise transmitters that transmit a second set of forward uplink signals over a second frequency range to the end-to-end relay based on the second subset of the plurality of access node-specific forward signals, wherein the second frequency range is non-overlapping with the first frequency range,
wherein the first and second sets of forward uplink signals are pre-corrected to compensate for respective path delays and phase shifts introduced between the first and second pluralities of access nodes and the end-to-end relay.

US Pat. No. 10,484,023

WIRELESS SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR COEXISTENCE UNDER CONCURRENT USE OF SUB-7 GHZ AND MILLIMETER WAVE SPECTRUM

Phazr, Inc., Allen, TX (...

1. A wireless communications system, comprising:a first device configured to transmit signals in millimeter wave spectrum and receive signals in both millimeter wave spectrum and Sub-7 GHz spectrum, wherein millimeter wave and Sub-7 GHz receive antenna paths of the first device are combined into same receive ports through a first power combiner;
a second device configured to transmit signals in Sub-7 GHz spectrum and receive signals in both Sub-7 GHz spectrum and millimeter wave spectrum, wherein millimeter wave and Sub-7 GHz receive antenna paths of the second device are combined into same receive ports through a second power combiner,
wherein the second device includes a sub-7 GHz transceiver where a receive port switches between a signal path from Sub-7 GHz spectrum and millimeter wave spectrum based on a composite switch control signal derived from transmit/receive status of a plurality of transceivers.

US Pat. No. 10,484,016

DATA DEDUPLICATION WITH ADAPTIVE ERASURE CODE REDUNDANCY

Quantum Corporation, San...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing computer-executable instructions that when executed by a computer control the computer to perform a method, the method comprising:generating, by a processor, a characterization of segments of a plurality of segments with failure probabilities associated with the segments that indicate a likelihood of failure of the segments;
parsing, by a processor, the plurality of segments to generate a plurality of original chunks;
deduplicating, by a processor, the plurality of original chunks to generate a plurality of unique chunks;
grouping, by a processor, the plurality of unique chunks to form grouped chunks;
encoding, by a processor, the grouped chunks to generate a desired number of erasure code symbols that satisfy the failure probabilities associated with the segments; and
selectively storing members of the desired number of erasure code symbols on a number of storage devices.

US Pat. No. 10,483,936

BAND STOP FILTER STRUCTURES AND METHODS OF FORMING AND OPERATING SAME

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A filter structure comprising:a ground plane in a first metal layer of an integrated circuit (IC) package;
a plate in a second metal layer of the IC package;
a dielectric layer between the ground plane and the plate, the ground plane, the dielectric layer, and the plate thereby being configured as a capacitive device; and
an inductive device in a third metal layer of the IC package, wherein
the inductive device is electrically connected to the plate, and
the inductive device comprises two symmetrical paths electrically connected at a center of the inductive device.

US Pat. No. 10,483,918

DOHERTY POWER AMPLIFIER FOR RADIO-FREQUENCY APPLICATIONS

Skyworks Solutions, Inc.,...

18. A wireless device comprising:a transmitter circuit configured to generate a signal;
a power amplifier configured to amplify the signal, and including a carrier amplifier having first and second differential amplification cells with outputs coupled by a primary loop of a carrier transformer, and a peaking amplifier having first and second differential amplification cells with outputs coupled by a primary loop of a peaking transformer, the power amplifier further including a combiner having a quarter-wave circuit implemented between a first end of a secondary loop of the carrier transformer and a first end of a secondary loop of the peaking transformer, the quarter-wave circuit configured such that the carrier and peaking amplifiers are presented with a desired impedance when both of the carrier and peaking amplifiers are turned on, and the carrier amplifier is presented with an impedance that is approximately twice the desired impedance when the carrier amplifier is turned on and the peaking amplifier is turned off, the power amplifier further including an output node implemented at a second end of the secondary loop of the carrier transformer; and
an antenna in communication with the output node of the power amplifier and configured to support transmission of the amplified signal.

US Pat. No. 10,483,877

ONE-DIMENSIONAL LARGE-STROKE PRECISE POSITIONING PLATFORM

SOOCHOW UNIVERSITY, Suzh...

1. A one-dimensional large-stroke precise positioning platform, comprising:a housing;
a cross ball guiding rail arranged at one side of the housing, the cross ball guiding rail comprising a mover guiding rail and stator guiding rails oppositely arranged at two sides of the mover guiding rail; the stator guiding rails being parallel to the mover guiding rail, and the stator guiding rails being fixed on the housing
a piezoelectric ceramic and an elastic member disposed within the housing;
a containing chamber disposed within the housing for containing the piezoelectric ceramic and the elastic member, a first fixing member and a second fixing member being provided in the containing chamber, and the first fixing member and the second fixing member being movable in the containing chamber along the longitudinal direction of the mover guiding rail;
wherein in the longitudinal direction of the mover guiding rail, one end of the piezoelectric ceramic is abutted against the first fixing member, and the other end of the piezoelectric ceramic is abutted against the second fixing member, the mover guiding rail being fixed on the second fixing member, and the elastic member being fixed on the first fixing member;
in the width direction of the mover guiding rail, the two sides of the elastic member are abutted against the inner side surfaces of the containing chamber, and the first fixing member being connected with the second fixing member by a flexible member.

US Pat. No. 10,483,870

POWER CONVERSION METHOD USING VARIABLE POTENTIAL ENERGY STORAGE DEVICES

Offshore Renewable Energy...

1. A power conversion method, comprising:charging a plurality of energy storage devices of a power converter from an input power source, wherein the power converter comprises at least one branch including a first arm connected between an AC terminal and a first DC rail and a second arm connected between the AC terminal and a second DC rail; and
sequentially coupling and decoupling energy storage devices of the plurality of energy storage devices to an output, wherein
charging the plurality of energy storage devices comprises maintaining at least two of the plurality of energy storage devices at substantially different potentials, and wherein
a plurality of energy storage devices in each arm are grouped into sets of at least two energy storage devices, and a control unit is arranged to control charging of the energy storage devices, within each set, to a substantially equal potential, and the energy storage devices in each set of an arm are charged to a significantly different potential from all other sets of said arm.

US Pat. No. 10,483,846

MULTI-MODE CHARGE PUMP

Allegro MicroSystems, LLC...

1. A multi-mode charge pump for generating a regulated voltage at an output node from a battery, comprising:a plurality of flying capacitors;
a plurality of switches, each coupled to at least one of the flying capacitors, wherein the plurality of switches is configured to selectively couple the flying capacitors to the battery, to the output node or to a reference potential;
a storage capacitor selectively coupled to one or more of the flying capacitors, wherein the regulated voltage is provided across the storage capacitor;
a comparator having a first input coupled to receive the regulated voltage, a second input coupled to receive a reference voltage, and an output providing an asynchronous regulation signal; and
a controller configured to automatically transition between operational modes of the multi-mode charge pump by controlling actuation of the plurality of switches in response to the asynchronous regulation signal, wherein the operational mode is selected from a buck mode, a doubler mode, and a tripler mode.

US Pat. No. 10,483,796

POWER CONTROL SYSTEM

Vision Automobile Electro...

1. A power control system configured to be inserted into a switchable socket and a wall socket, the wall socket constantly providing mains electricity, the switchable socket being electrically connected to a switch that is operable to switch the switchable socket between a conductive state to output mains electricity and a non-conductive state to not output mains electricity, said power control system comprising:a socket module configured to be inserted into the wall socket to receive mains electricity, allowing an electric device to be electrically connected thereto, and configured to provide mains electricity from the wall socket to the electric device upon wirelessly receiving a power-on signal and to not provide electricity to the electric device upon wirelessly receiving a power-off signal; and
a remote control module including an electricity storage circuit that is configured to be electrically connected to the switchable socket, and that is configured to be charged by mains electricity outputted by the switchable socket when the switchable socket is in the conductive state,
wherein said remote control module is configured to operate with electricity stored in said electricity storage circuit for wirelessly transmitting the power-on signal to said socket module when the switchable socket is switched from the non-conductive state to the conductive state, and for wirelessly transmitting the power-off signal to said socket module when the switchable socket is switched from the conductive state to the non-conductive state.

US Pat. No. 10,483,757

FAST-ACTING POWER PROTECTION SYSTEM INCORPORATING DISCRETE MOSFETS AND CONTROL IC ON HYBRID SUBSTRATES AND METHOD OF OPERATING THEREOF

Manufacturing Networks In...

1. A method of protecting an electrical device from a power surge, the method comprising the steps of:connecting an input terminal of a fast-acting power protector to an electrical source, wherein the fast-acting power protector incorporates a current-limiting block control unit as a universal control IC core chip mounted on a first hybrid substrate, an NMOS-based power switch unit mounted on a separate second hybrid substrate, and an output voltage clamp either integrated into the universal control IC core chip or connected to the universal control IC core chip as a separate unit, wherein the current-limiting block control unit and the NMOS-based power switch unit constitute a current limiting block;
connecting an output terminal of the fast-acting power protector to the electrical device for power surge protection;
determining whether an incoming electrical current multiplied by a sense resistor value (Rsense) is approximately equal to a surge protection trigger voltage (Vos) for a current trip;
if the incoming electrical current multiplied by the sense resistor value (Rsense) is approximately equal to the surge protection trigger voltage (Vos) for the current trip:
using at least one MOSFET and optionally at least one reverse-protection diode in the current limiting block to reduce or shut down the incoming electrical current as a current or voltage surge protection; and
if a voltage coming out of the current limiting block is surging higher than a clamp output voltage of the output voltage clamp at the output terminal of the fast-acting power protector:
holding down the voltage coming out of the current limiting block to the clamp output voltage at the output terminal to the clamp output voltage of the output voltage clamp as a voltage surge protection of the electrical device connected to the output terminal of the fast-acting power protector.

US Pat. No. 10,483,752

POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A power supply apparatus comprising:a transformer having a primary winding and a secondary winding;
a switching element connected in series to the primary winding of the transformer;
a control unit configured to control an output voltage induced in the secondary winding of the transformer by driving the switching element;
a feedback unit configured to feedback a detection result of a voltage induced on the secondary winding to the control unit; and
a detection unit configured to detect an overheat state of the transformer and output an overheat signal to the control unit,
wherein the detection unit has a voltage division unit configured to divide the output voltage,
wherein the voltage division unit includes a temperature detection element to detect a temperature of the transformer, and a resistance element connected in series to the temperature detection element, the voltage division unit disposed in a vicinity of the transformer,
wherein the detection unit outputs the overheat detection signal to the control unit in a case where the detection unit detects the overheat state of the transformer based on a voltage obtained by dividing the output voltage by the voltage division unit, and
the control unit turns off the switching element in response to the overheat detection signal output from the detection unit, and stops driving of the switching element.

US Pat. No. 10,483,741

SEAL FOR ELECTRICAL BOX

ALLIED MOULDER PRODUCTS, ...

1. An electrical box configured to be received in an opening, the electrical box comprising:a front surface having an opening formed therein providing access to a hollow interior of the electrical box;
a sidewall extending rearwardly from the front surface to form the hollow interior; and
a tapered compressible seal compressed between an exterior surface of the sidewall and a surface forming the opening when the electrical box is received in the opening to form a vapor seal about a periphery of the exterior surface of the sidewall of the electrical box, wherein the seal abuts a rear surface of a retention flange of the electrical box.

US Pat. No. 10,483,737

ELECTRICAL BOX WITH DUAL-HINGED COVER

1. An outlet box with dual-hinged cover, comprising:a housing defining an opening and comprising a pair of spaced-apart sidewalls;
a cover coupled to said housing and positionable inside said opening;
a pair of spaced-apart pivot arms at opposite sides of said cover, said pivot arms having respective distal end portions pivotably coupled to said cover at opposite ends of said cover, and said pivot arms having proximal end portions pivotably coupled to respective ones of said sidewalls; and
a retaining element at each of said first and second pivot arms and a corresponding retaining element at each of said sidewalls, wherein each of said corresponding retaining elements is configured to interact with a corresponding one of said retaining elements to releasably secure said cover in a closed position, and to provide sensory feedback to a user as said cover moves from an open position to the closed position;
wherein said cover is openable from the closed position in a first direction about a first pivot axis extending through said proximal end portion of a first of said pivot arms, and said cover is openable from the closed position in a second direction about a second pivot axis extending through said proximal end portion of a second of said pivot arms.

US Pat. No. 10,483,689

RELEASABLE CONNECTION FOR CABLES

Leviton Manufacturing Co....

1. A connector, comprising:a housing comprising a tubular body;
mating components that reside within the tubular body, wherein at least one of the mating components comprises a spring-loaded plunger component that is independently movable longitudinally relative to the housing, and that is configured to be extended while the connector is unmated with a mating connector and to be retracted into the housing while the connector is mated with the mating connector;
transmission components disposed in the mating components and configured to terminate conductors of a cable terminated by the connector; and
a first magnet disposed in a middle of the mating components and configured to engage with a second magnet of the mating connector while the connector is mated with the mating connector.

US Pat. No. 10,483,647

ANTENNA DEVICE

GEMTEK TECHNOLOGY CO., LT...

1. An antenna device, comprising:a first radiator, configured to radiate a first radio wave comprising a first wavelength value;
a second radiator, configured to radiate a second radio wave comprising a second wavelength value; and
a first reflection board, located between the first radiator and the second radiator;
wherein a first ratio between the first wavelength value and a length value of the first reflection board is less than 0.5, and a second ratio between the second wavelength value and the length value of the first reflection board is greater than 0.5;
wherein a main beam corresponding to the first wavelength value and a main beam corresponding to the second wavelength value points in the same direction.

US Pat. No. 10,483,637

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BEAM-STEERABLE ANTENNA WITH SINGLE-DRIVE MECHANISM

Viasat, Inc., Carlsbad, ...

14. An antenna assembly comprising:an antenna comprising a reflector and a feed oriented for direct illumination of the reflector to produce a beam;
an antenna positioner comprising a tilt assembly to tilt the reflector relative to the feed to the move the beam in a spiral pattern via drive applied to a single drive interface by a directional motor in response a control signal; and
an auto-peak device to:
provide the control signal to tilt the tilt assembly in a plurality of tilt positions to move the beam along the spiral pattern while measuring corresponding signal strength of a signal communicated via the antenna at each of the plurality of tilt positions;
select a tilt position from the plurality of tilt positions based on the measured signal strength; and
provide the control signal to tilt the tilt assembly to the selected tilt position.

US Pat. No. 10,483,624

ANTENNA SYSTEM AND MOBILE TERMINAL

AAC Technologies Pte. Ltd...

1. An antenna system, comprising: a metal rear cover, a first feeding point and a system ground, wherein a U-shaped slot is arranged at a bottom of the metal rear cover, and the U-shaped slot divides the metal rear cover into a radiation portion and a grounding portion, the grounding portion is connected to the system ground, the radiation portion comprises a first end and a second end, and both the first end and the second end are connected to the grounding portion, a breaking joint is defined at the radiation portion, and the radiation portion is electrically connected to the first feeding point, so as to form a main antenna,wherein the main antenna has a first working frequency band, a second working frequency band and a third working frequency band, wherein the first working frequency band is 700 MHz-960 MHz, the second working frequency band is 1710 MHz-2700 MHz, and the third working frequency band is 3300 MHz-3800 MHz,
wherein the first feeding point and the breaking joint divide the radiation portion into a first section, a second section and a third section, wherein the first section is a portion of the radiation portion from the first end to the first feeding point, the second section is a portion of the radiation portion from the first feeding point to the breaking joint, and the third section is a portion of the radiation portion from the breaking joint to the second end, and
wherein a main radiator of the first working frequency band comprises the first section and the second section, a main radiator of the second working frequency band comprises the second section and the third section, and a main radiator of the third working frequency band comprises the first section, the second section and the third section.

US Pat. No. 10,483,616

ILLUMINATION DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An illumination device, comprising:a substrate including a light-emitter;
an instrument main body including a substrate arrangement surface, the substrate being on the substrate arrangement surface;
a cover that is attached to the instrument main body, covers the substrate, and is transparent;
an antenna on the cover and configured to receive a signal from an outside of the illumination device;
a driver on the instrument main body and configured to supply power to the light-emitter; and
a controller configured to control the power supplied from the driver to the light-emitter based on the signal received by the antenna,
wherein the cover includes a diffusion factor from 40% to 90%, and
the cover includes a side surface extending in a direction intersecting with the substrate arrangement surface, and the antenna is on the side surface.

US Pat. No. 10,483,599

MAGNETICALLY ATTACHED BATTERY PACK WITH AUDIO INTERFACE

Scosche Industries, Inc.,...

1. A device for charging a mobile device, comprising:a housing defined by a distal side and a proximal side separated by a perimeter wall;
a battery internal to the housing, the battery being receptive to power from an alternating current power source;
a single digital interface integrated in to the housing and in electrical communication with the battery;
a digital to analog converter with an input connected to the single digital interface and an output, the digital to analog converter being receptive to a digital signal from the single digital interface;
an analog audio jack integrated in to the housing and connected to the output of the digital to analog converter, the analog audio jack being receptive to a two channel analog signal from the digital to analog converter to drive a load with an impedance of an audio transducer preamplifier; and
a digital port which passes power from a power source to the battery;
wherein with the mobile device connected to the single digital interface, the power from the battery is relayed to the mobile device via the single digital interface, and concurrently, the digital signal being received on the single digital interface from the mobile device is relayed to the input of the digital to analog converter, and connecting a first sensor to the digital port and a second sensor to the single digital interface which sense when there is a connector in the digital port or when the single digital interface is connected to a mobile device, or both.

US Pat. No. 10,483,593

WOUND ELECTRODE GROUP, ELECTRODE GROUP, AND NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE BATTERY

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A nonaqueous electrolyte battery comprising an electrode group comprising a stack comprising:a positive electrode;
a negative electrode or negative electrodes, each comprising a negative electrode current collector and a negative electrode layer provided on the negative electrode current collector, wherein the negative electrode layer comprises a lithium titanium composite oxide; and
a separator,
wherein the electrode group satisfies the following relational formulae (I) to (III):
10?a1/b1?16  (I);
0.7?D1/E1?1.4  (II); and
E1?85  (III),
wherein a1 is a thickness of the stack; b1 is a thickness of the negative electrode current collector when the stack comprises the negative electrode, or is a total thickness of the negative electrode current collectors when the stack comprises the negative electrodes; D1 is a thickness of the positive electrode; and E1 is a thickness of the negative electrode, wherein a unit of a1 is mm, a unit of b1 is mm, a unit of D1 is ?m, and a unit of E1 is ?m;
a nonaqueous electrolyte; and
a metal container housing the electrode group and the nonaqueous electrolyte.

US Pat. No. 10,483,540

LITHIUM COMPLEX OXIDE FOR LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY POSITIVE ACTIVE MATERIAL AND METHOD OF PREPARING THE SAME

ECOPRO BM CO., LTD., Chu...

1. A lithium complex oxide secondary particle formed by coagulation of a plurality of primary particles, wherein Co concentration at a boundary of the primary particle is higher than Co concentration in an internal part of the primary particle,wherein the secondary particle has a bound energy (P1) of spin-orbit-spit 2p3/2 peak and a bound energy (P2) of 2p1/2 peak in a Co 2p core-level spectrometry obtained through XPS measurement,
wherein the P1 and the P2 are ranged respectively in 779 eV?P1?780 eV and 794 eV?P2?795 eV, and
wherein a primary particle located at a surface part of the secondary particle has a Co concentration gradient reduced by 0.05 to 0.07 mol % per nm toward a center of the primary particle from a surface of the primary particle.

US Pat. No. 10,483,539

POSITIVE ELECTRODE ACTIVE MATERIAL FOR NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERIES, PRODUCTION PROCESS THEREFOR, AND NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY

SUMITOMO METAL MINING CO....

1. A positive electrode active material for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, the positive electrode active material comprising hexagonal lithium-nickel-cobalt-manganese composite oxide particles represented by the general formula: Li1+sNixCoyMnzMtO2 wherein:
s, x, y, z, and t in the formula fall within the ranges of: ?0.05?s?0.20; 0.1?x?0.7; 0.1?y?0.5; 0.1?z?0.5; and 0?t?0.05, and x, y, z, and t meet x+y+z+t=1,
M in the formula represents one or more additive elements selected from the group consisting of Ca, Mg, Al, Ti, V, Cr, Zr, Nb, Mo, Hf, Ta, and W,
the lithium-nickel-cobalt-manganese composite oxide particles have a layered structure comprising secondary particles with aggregated primary particles,
the secondary particles each comprises an outer-shell part that has a high manganese concentration and a central part that has a low manganese concentration that is lower than the high manganese concentration in the outer-shell part of the secondary particle,
the primary particles constitute the outer-shell parts of the secondary particles,
each of the primary particles comprises an outer peripheral part that has a low manganese concentration and an inner part that has a high manganese concentration, and
a ratio of the high manganese concentration in the inner part of the primary particle to the low manganese concentration in the outer peripheral part of the primary particle is in a range of from 1.5 to 2.5.

US Pat. No. 10,483,480

DISPLAY DEVICE

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. A display device comprising:a pixel electrode, a counter electrode, and an organic layer arranged between the pixel electrode and the counter electrode,
wherein
the organic layer includes a hole injection layer in contact with the pixel electrode, a hole transport layer above the hole injection layer, a light emitting layer and an electron transport layer;
the hole injection layer includes an inorganic material;
the inorganic material has a work function of 4.4 eV or less,
a surface roughness of the pixel electrode is 20 nm or more, and a gap length between a projection and a depression of the surface of the pixel electrode is 40 nm or more, and
a thickness of the hole injection layer is smaller than the surface roughness of the pixel electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,483,434

DISPLAY DEVICES AND METHODS FOR FORMING DISPLAY DEVICES

INNOLUX CORPORATION, Mia...

1. A display device, comprising:a thin-film transistor substrate;
a conductive pad disposed on the thin-film transistor substrate;
an adhesion film disposed on the conductive pad, the adhesion film comprising a plurality of conductive particles;
a light-emitting component disposed on the adhesion film, the light-emitting component comprising a first connection feature and a second connection feature; and
a protection layer partially surrounding the light-emitting component, wherein each of the first connection feature and the second connection feature has a lower portion not surrounded by the protection layer and the protection layer between the first connection feature and the second connection feature comprises an organic sub-layer and an inorganic sub-layer, and
wherein the adhesion film has a thickness of T, one of the plurality of conductive particles has a diameter of d, the lower portion of the connection feature has a thickness of t, and 0

US Pat. No. 10,483,424

SIGNAL COUPLING DEVICE

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A signal coupling device, comprising:a light-emitting element disposed on a first frame portion and configured to emit light;
a first semiconductor element disposed on a second frame portion and having an operational amplifier with a CMOS circuit, the first semiconductor element being configured to drive the light-emitting element to output an optical signal, the first semiconductor element including a first reference voltage generating circuit configured to generate a first reference voltage, the first semiconductor element including an analog-to-digital converter configured to convert a voltage signal into a digital signal based on the first reference voltage and a modulator configured to generate a modulation signal synchronized with the optical signal based on the digital signal;
a second semiconductor element disposed on a third frame portion and configured to receive the optical signal from the light-emitting element and to convert the optical signal into an electrical signal, the second semiconductor element including a second reference voltage generating circuit configured to generate a second reference voltage, the second semiconductor element including a photoelectric converter, the photoelectric converter configured to convert the optical signal to the electrical signal, a demodulator configured to demodulate the electrical signal, and a digital-to-analog converter configured to convert the electrical signal into an analog voltage signal based on the second reference voltage;
a first silicone gel disposed on the second frame portion and covering the first semiconductor element;
a second silicone gel disposed on the third frame portion and covering the second semiconductor element;
a third silicone gel disposed on the first frame portion and covering the light-emitting element; and
a first resin material encapsulating the light-emitting element, the first semiconductor element, and the second semiconductor element and contacting the first, second, and third silicone gels, wherein
the first silicone gel suppresses variations in the first reference voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,483,416

MEDIUM WAVE INFRARED (MWIR) AND LONG WAVELENGTH INFRARED (LWIR) OPERATING MICROBOLOMETER WITH RAISED STRUT DESIGN

1. A semiconducting microbolometer in which resistance is changed due to absorbance of radiation, comprising of:a substrate,
an insulating layer on the substrate,
a lower cavity on the insulating layer,
a lower support layer on the insulating layer,
an upper support layer on the lower support layer and the lower cavity,
a sensing layer on the upper support layer,
an upper cavity on the upper support layer,
an absorption layer on the upper support layer,
wherein the sensing material is tungsten doped germanium silicon oxide.

US Pat. No. 10,483,410

FORMING FRONT METAL CONTACT ON SOLAR CELL WITH ENHANCED RESISTANCE TO STRESS

ALTA DEVICES, INC., Sunn...

1. A photovoltaic assembly comprising:a photovoltaic cell configured to convert light energy to electrical energy, wherein said photovoltaic cell comprises:
a front metal layer comprising a bus bar on a side along a length of said photovoltaic cell and multiple finger electrodes oriented perpendicular to and extending from said bus bar with one end connected to said bus bar,
a photovoltaic layer disposed under said front metal layer, said front metal layer being disposed closer than said photovoltaic layer to a side of said photovoltaic cell intended to face light, and
a substrate layer disposed under said photovoltaic layer;
a front contact disposed above of said front metal layer and thereby above said bus bar and above the end of each of said finger electrodes connected to said bus bar, and said front contact configured to conduct electrical current originated from the photovoltaic cell to external circuitry;
a cushion layer disposed between said front contact and said front metal layer thereby closer to said side of said photovoltaic cell intended to face light than said front metal layer, wherein said cushion layer includes a nonconductive material that is less rigid than said front contact and comprises a plurality of vias filled with a conductive material, wherein each filled via is aligned with and in direct contact with one finger electrode at the end of that finger electrode that is connected with said bus bar to conduct electrical current between said front contact and said photovoltaic layer via said front metal layer, and wherein an excess portion of said front contact and said cushion layer along said length of said photovoltaic cell wraps over an edge of said photovoltaic cell; and
a back metal layer disposed between said photovoltaic layer and said substrate layer, said back metal layer being configured to interconnect said photovoltaic layer with another photovoltaic layer of a different photovoltaic cell in said photovoltaic assembly,
wherein said nonconductive material of said cushion layer includes a flexible polymer material and said substrate layer includes the flexible polymer material.

US Pat. No. 10,483,405

METAL OXIDE THIN-FILM TRANSISTOR AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR THE SAME

Shenzhen China Star Optoe...

1. A metal oxide thin-film transistor, comprising:a substrate;
a source electrode, a barrier layer and a drain electrode which are sequentially formed on the substrate; and
a semiconductor active layer formed on side surfaces of the source electrode and the drain electrode;
wherein the semiconductor active layer is respectively connected with the source electrode and the drain electrode;
wherein, in a cross-sectional structure of the metal oxide thin-film transistor, each of the source electrode, the barrier layer and the drain electrode is a trapezoidal structure that a length of an upper surface is less than a length of a lower surface; a length of a lower surface of the drain electrode is the same as a length of an upper surface of the barrier layer, a length of a lower surface of the barrier layer is less than a length of an upper surface of the source electrode such that a portion of the source electrode is exposed outside a covering range of the barrier layer; and
wherein the semiconductor active layer is a patterned semiconductor active layer, the patterned semiconductor active layer includes a first patterned semiconductor active layer located at and simultaneously contacted with a left side of the drain electrode and a left side of the source electrode, and a second patterned semiconductor active layer located at and simultaneously contacted with a right side of the drain electrode and a right side of the source electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,483,399

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An integrated circuit (IC) device, comprising:a pair of first fin-shaped active areas that are adjacent to each other with a first fin separation area having a first width therebetween in a first area on a substrate, the pair of first fin-shaped active areas extending in a first line;
a first fin separation insulating structure that extends in the first fin separation area in a direction that intersects the first line and has a first top surface having a convex rounded top surface profile, the first top surface having a second width that is greater than the first width;
a first normal gate that extends on a region of one selected from the pair of first fin-shaped active areas; and
a first semiconductor epitaxial pattern on a region of the one selected from the pair of first fin-shaped active areas between the first normal gate and the first fin separation insulating structure, the first semiconductor epitaxial pattern being spaced apart from the first fin separation insulating structure,
wherein top surfaces of the one selected from the pair of first fin-shaped active areas at opposite sides of the first semiconductor epitaxial pattern have different heights.

US Pat. No. 10,483,371

SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF

Semiconductor Manufacturi...

1. A method of forming a semiconductor structure, comprising:providing a substrate;
forming a gate dielectric layer on the substrate;
forming a dielectric barrier layer structure on the gate dielectric layer, wherein a first silicon source gas is used to dope silicon in the dielectric barrier layer structure;
forming a work function layer on the dielectric barrier layer structure;
forming a gate barrier layer structure on the work function layer, wherein a second silicon source gas is used to dope silicon in the gate barrier layer structure, wherein the dielectric barrier layer structure has a stacked structure and an average atomic percentage concentration of silicon in the dielectric barrier layer structure is smaller than an average atomic percentage concentration of silicon in a layer of the stacked structure adjacent to the work function layer; and
forming a gate electrode layer on the gate barrier layer structure.

US Pat. No. 10,483,352

HIGH POWER TRANSISTOR WITH INTERIOR-FED GATE FINGERS

Cree, Inc., Durham, NC (...

1. A transistor device, comprising:a semiconductor structure;
a plurality of gate fingers extending on the semiconductor structure in a first direction;
a plurality of gate interconnects that each have a first end and a second end extending on the semiconductor structure in the first direction, wherein each gate interconnect is connected to a respective gate finger by a plurality of first conductive vias; and
a plurality of gate runners extending on the semiconductor structure in the first direction,
wherein at least one of the gate interconnects is connected to one of the gate runners by a second conductive via at an interior position of the at least one gate interconnect that is remote from the first end and the second end of the at least one gate interconnect.

US Pat. No. 10,483,346

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH SUPPORT PATTERN

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:a plurality of pillars on a semiconductor substrate; and
a support pattern in contact with some lateral surfaces of the pillars and connecting the pillars with one another,
wherein:
the support pattern includes openings that expose other lateral surfaces of the pillars,
each of the pillars includes a first pillar upper portion in contact with the support pattern and a second pillar upper portion spaced apart from the support pattern, and
the second pillar upper portion has a concave slope.

US Pat. No. 10,483,329

HOLE TRANSPORTING MATERIAL, HOLE TRANSPORTING LAYER, OLED DISPLAY PANEL ELECTRONIC DEVICE COMPRISING THE SAME

SHANGHAI TIANMA AM-OLED C...

1. A hole transporting material, having a structure of formula (I),
wherein L1 is selected from the group consisting of substituted or unsubstituted fluorenylene, and substituted or unsubstituted biphenylene; wherein the two benzene rings in substituted or unsubstituted fluorenylene, are connected with the two nitrogen atoms in formula (I); wherein the two benzene rings in substituted or unsubstituted biphenylene, are connected with the two nitrogen atoms in formula (I);
L2, L3, L4 and L5 each is independently selected from the group consisting of substituted or unsubstituted fluorenyl, and substituted or unsubstituted biphenylyl; wherein L2, L3, L4 and L5 are connected with nitrogen atoms via benzene rings;
wherein L2, L3, L4 and L5 in the structure of formula (I) meet:
(1) L1 is substituted or unsubstituted fluorenylene, and/or
(2) at least one of L2, L3, L4 and L5 is substituted or unsubstituted fluorenyl;
wherein in the structure of formula (I), at least one hydrogen atom on at least one benzene ring is substituted by a non-hydrogen group, wherein the fluorenylene or fluorenyl is not deemed as being formed by substitution of at least one hydrogen atom on at least one benzene ring therein; and
wherein the hole transporting material has a hole mobility of 9×10?5-5×10?4 cm2/Vs, and a solubility of 10 g/L or more in NMP at 25° C.

US Pat. No. 10,483,306

PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION ELEMENT AND PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION DEVICE

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A photoelectric conversion element, comprising:a photoelectric conversion region inside a semiconductor layer,
the photoelectric conversion region including a region in which a depletion region is to be formed by voltage application to the semiconductor layer,
the semiconductor layer having a first main surface and a second main surface, the depletion region converting light into a photoelectron, and
the light entering from a side on which the first main surface is disposed;
an isoelectronic trap region in the region in which the depletion region is to be formed;
a pair of first impurity regions formed in the first main surface with a predetermined spacing, the pair of the first impurity regions having an identical electrical-conductivity type to an electrical-conductivity type of the semiconductor layer and having a relatively high impurity concentration; and
a pair of second impurity regions formed in the first main surface, with the pair of the first impurity regions interposed between the pair of the second impurity regions, the pair of the second impurity regions having a different electrical-conductivity type from the electrical-conductivity type of the semiconductor layer,
wherein the isoelectronic trap region is formed at least in the spacing between the pair of the first impurity regions.

US Pat. No. 10,483,295

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE COMPRISING RESISTOR COMPRISING METAL OXIDE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a resistor comprising a metal oxide film over an insulating surface and a nitride insulating film in contact with the metal oxide film,
wherein when a region in the metal oxide film is observed with a transmission electron diffraction measurement apparatus while changing an observation area one-dimensionally within a range of 300 nm, a diffraction pattern with luminescent spots indicating alignment is observed in 80% or more and less than 100% of the region,
wherein the metal oxide film is a stack of an In-M-Zn oxide film and an In—N—Zn oxide film, M and N being each Al, Ti, Ga, Y, Zr, Sn, La, Ce, or Nd,
wherein the In-M-Zn oxide film is on and in direct contact with the In—N—Zn oxide film, and
wherein the proportion of M atoms in the In-M-Zn oxide film is higher than the proportion of N atoms in the In—N—Zn oxide film.

US Pat. No. 10,483,290

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A semiconductor device comprising a pixel portion, the pixel portion comprising:a transistor comprising:
a first conductive layer;
a first insulating layer over the first conductive layer;
an oxide semiconductor layer comprising In, Ga, and Zn over the first insulating layer; and
a second conductive layer and a third conductive layer each electrically connected to the oxide semiconductor layer; and
a pixel electrode electrically connected to the transistor,
wherein the first conductive layer serves as a gate electrode of the transistor and a gate wiring,
wherein the second conductive layer serves as one of a source electrode and a drain electrode of the transistor and a source wiring,
wherein the third conductive layer serves as the other of the source electrode and the drain electrode of the transistor,
wherein the first conductive layer and the second conductive layer intersect with each other in a cross shape and overlap each other in a first region,
wherein a first transparent conductive layer comprising In, Zn, and oxygen overlaps the first region, and
wherein a width of a region of the first conductive layer not overlapping with the first region and not overlapping with the oxide semiconductor layer is different from a width of the first conductive layer in the first region.

US Pat. No. 10,483,289

ARRAY SUBSTRATE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF AND DISPLAY DEVICE

Shenzhen China Star Optoe...

1. An array substrate, comprising a carrier plate, a first heat dissipation layer, and a function layer arranged to stack in sequence on each other, the function layer being arranged on one side adapted to face a user, wherein the function layer comprises a plurality of drive devices and metal wires and connection sections arranged between the plurality of drive devices, the plurality of drive devices being formed therein with openings, the connection sections each having an end extending through the openings to connect to one of the drive devices and an opposite end extending across the metal wires to connect to an adjacent one of the drive devices, the first heat dissipation layer dissipating heat from the metal wires, the plurality of drive devices, and the connection sections through the carrier plate;wherein a second heat dissipation layer is stacked on the carrier plate and is located on one side of the carrier plate that is opposite to the function layer.

US Pat. No. 10,483,251

POWER MODULE FOR DRIVETRAIN OF AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE

CHONGQING JINKANG NEW ENE...

1. A power module for a drivetrain of an electric vehicle, the power module comprising:a first polarity terminal having a first surface and a second surface;
an isolation layer having a first surface and a second surface, the first surface of the isolation layer coupled with the second surface of the first polarity terminal;
a second polarity terminal having a first surface and a second surface, the first surface of the second polarity terminal coupled with the second surface of the isolation layer;
a high side switch;
a first current path that electrically couples the first polarity terminal with the high side switch;
a low side switch;
a second current path that electrically couples the second polarity terminal with the low side switch;
a power loop formed from the first current path and the second current path;
the power loop having an overlapping current path formed from the first current path disposed in parallel with respect to the second current path with the first polarity terminal of the first current path disposed parallel with respect to the second polarity terminal of the second current path; and
the power loop having an overall inductance value equal to a sum of a self-inductance of the first current path and a self-inductance of the second current path minus a mutual inductance value of the overlapping current path.

US Pat. No. 10,483,213

DIE IDENTIFICATION BY OPTICALLY READING SELECTIVELY BLOWABLE FUSE ELEMENTS

STMicroelectronics S.r.l....

1. An integrated circuit, comprising:integrated functional circuitry;
an array of fuse elements, each fuse element having a first terminal and a second terminal, wherein the first terminals are directly connected to a fuse sensing node;
a first switch actuated by a first control signal to apply a programming voltage to the fuse sensing node;
a second switch actuated by a second control signal to apply a reading current to the fuse sensing node; and
a demultiplexing circuit comprising:
a switching circuit connected in series with each fuse element within the array of fuse elements at the second terminal; and
a decoder circuit configured to:
selectively actuate the switching circuits in a first mode when the first control signal actuates the first switch and the second switch is deactuated so as to cause the programming voltage to be applied at the fuse sensing node and across selected ones of the fuse elements within the array of fuse elements which is sufficient to blow the selected fuse element so as to program individual fuse elements within the array of fuse elements with data bits defining a die identification that specifies a location of the integrated circuit die on a wafer from which the integrated circuit die was singulated; and
selectively actuate the switching circuits in a second mode when the second control signal actuates the second switch and the first switch is deactuated so as to cause the reading current to be applied at the fuse sensing node and across the fuse elements within the array of fuse elements to generate an output signal at the fuse sensing node indicating whether the fuse element is blown so as to read the data bits defining the die identification.

US Pat. No. 10,483,181

ELECTRONIC PACKAGE AND FABRICATION METHOD

STMicroelectronics (Greno...

1. A package, comprising:a support plate having a front face;
an electronic integrated circuit chip mounted on the front face of the support plate;
an encapsulation cap comprising a front wall extending in front of the electronic integrated circuit chip and a peripheral wall having an end edge at least partly facing a peripheral zone of the support plate, the support plate and the encapsulation cap delimiting at least one chamber in which the electronic integrated circuit chip is situated; and
at least one bead of glue inserted between said peripheral zone of the support plate and said end edge of the peripheral wall of the encapsulation cap;
wherein the peripheral outer face of said encapsulation cap has at least one local hollowed-out recess extending from said end edge and only partially along at a local and limited portion of said peripheral wall in the peripheral direction of the peripheral wall, said at least one local recess locally uncovering said bead of glue in a local portion of the bead of glue in the peripheral direction of the peripheral wall.

US Pat. No. 10,483,152

HIGH RESISTIVITY SEMICONDUCTOR-ON-INSULATOR WAFER AND A METHOD OF MANUFACTURING

GlobalWafers Co., Ltd., ...

1. A multilayer structure comprising:a single crystal semiconductor handle substrate comprising two major, generally parallel surfaces, one of which is a front surface of the single crystal semiconductor handle substrate and the other of which is a back surface of the single crystal semiconductor handle substrate, a circumferential edge joining the front and back surfaces of the single crystal semiconductor handle substrate, a central plane between the front surface and the back surface of the single crystal semiconductor handle substrate, and a bulk region between the front and back surfaces of the single crystal semiconductor handle substrate, wherein the single crystal semiconductor handle substrate has a minimum bulk region resistivity of at least about 3000 ohm-cm;
a relaxed semiconductor layer comprising germanium in a molar percent of germanium of at least 20 molar %, the relaxed semiconductor layer in interfacial contact with the front surface of the single crystal semiconductor handle substrate;
a charge trapping layer comprising a polycrystalline silicon layer in interfacial contact with the relaxed semiconductor layer, wherein the charge trapping layer has a resistivity of at least about 1000 ohm-cm;
a dielectric layer in interfacial contact with the charge trapping player comprising the polycrystalline silicon layer; and
a single crystal semiconductor device layer in interfacial contact with the dielectric layer.

US Pat. No. 10,483,093

PLASMA SOURCE AND METHODS FOR DEPOSITING THIN FILM COATINGS USING PLASMA ENHANCED CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION

AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMER...

1. A plasma source forming a coating using plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) comprising:i) a first electron emitting surface and a second electron emitting surface separated by a gas containing space,
wherein a first restricted opening is disposed in the first electron emitting surface and a second restricted opening is disposed in the second electron emitting surface,
wherein the first and second restricted openings are configured to face the substrate to be coated,
wherein the first electron emitting surface and the second electron emitting surface are positioned so that a current comprising secondary electrons flows from the first electron emitting surface through the first restricted opening, through the gas containing space, and through the second restricted opening to the second electron emitting surface;
ii) at least one precursor gas manifold supplying precursor gas;
iii) at least one reactant gas manifold supplying reactant gas;
iv) a power source to which the electron emitting surfaces are electrically connected supplying a voltage that alternates between positive and negative to cause the voltage supplied to the first electron emitting surface to be out of phase with the voltage supplied to the second electron emitting surface and creating a current comprising electrons that flows between the electron emitting surfaces; and
v) one or more walls for pressure control, wherein the operating gas pressure between the first electron emitting surface and the second electron emitting surface is 1 millibar to 10?3 millibar;
wherein the current creates a plasma between the electron emitting surfaces that is substantially uniform over its length in the substantial absence of Hall current;
wherein the at least one reactant gas manifold is positioned so that reactant gas flows along the electron emitting surfaces;
wherein the at least one precursor gas manifold is positioned so that the precursor gas flows into the gas containing space separating the electron emitting surfaces; and
wherein the plasma energizes, partially decomposes, or fully decomposes the precursor gas proximate to the substrate to be coated, and
wherein the plasma source is able to produce a coating at a rate of deposition of at least 0.2 ?m/second.

US Pat. No. 10,483,075

SLOW WAVE CIRCUIT AND TRAVELING WAVE TUBE

NEC NETWORK AND SENSOR SY...

1. A slow wave circuit comprising:a meandering waveguide of a folded structure comprising an opposing meandering groove formed in a flat surface of opposing components; and
a beam hole formed between the opposing groove of the opposing components and that pierces the meandering waveguide, wherein
a sectional shape of the beam hole in a direction orthogonal to a longitudinal direction thereof is a polygon having a larger number of sides as compared with a quadrilateral.

US Pat. No. 10,482,867

ACTIVE VIBRATION NOISE CONTROL APPARATUS

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. An active vibration noise control apparatus comprising:processing circuitry configured to operate as:
a control signal generation unit that generates a control signal on a basis of a cosine wave signal and a sine wave signal, where the frequencies of the cosine wave signal and sine wave signal are a control frequency identified according to a vibration noise source; and
a correction value update unit that updates a correction value, for correcting a difference between the control frequency and a frequency of vibration noise, to a value for decreasing signal power of an error signal, on a basis of a relationship between increase and decrease of the signal power of the error signal and increase and decrease of the correction value used for correction of the control frequency, wherein
the error signal is obtained from remaining vibration noise that remains after interference sound, that is generated on a basis of the control signal and propagates through a secondary route, interferes with the vibration noise generated from the vibration noise source, and
the relationship between the increase and decrease of the signal power of the error signal and the increase and decrease of the correction value is obtained by partially differentiating the signal power of the error signal with respect to the correction value.

US Pat. No. 10,482,859

OPTICAL SENSOR AND ELECTRIC STRINGED MUSICAL INSTRUMENT WITH DIGITAL INTERFACE (MIDI) EQUIPPED WITH OPTICAL SENSOR

JAMMY INSTRUMENTS LTD., ...

1. An optical sensor for a stringed musical instrument with a digital interface comprising:a housing configured to be fixed to the surface of the stringed musical instrument,
at least one optical emitter and at least one optical receiver located on said housing so that a light beam of at least one optical emitter forms a light spot that completely covers a photosensitive surface of at least one optical receiver,
the at least one optical emitter and at least one optical receiver being located under the same string,
wherein
said optical emitter generates light beams,
said optical receiver comprises at least two photosensitive surfaces, forming, together with said optical emitter, at least two optical pairs, a lower one and an upper one respectively,
a light beam modulator located between said optical pairs, covering a part of each of the photosensitive surfaces, and configured to be fixed to a string and configured to adjust an area of an illuminated part of the upper photosensitive surface and an area of an illuminated part of the lower photosensitive surface when a string, with said modulator attached thereto, deflects in horizontal and vertical planes, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,482,781

ONLINE EDUCATION PLATFORM HAVING AN INSTRUCTOR DASHBOARD

COURSERA, INC., Mountain...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium storing executable instructions that when executed by at least one processor are configured to implement an online education platform, the online education platform configured to provide an online course over a network to a plurality of learner computing devices, the online course providing education content in which learners view and interact with the education content, the online education platform configured to:provide an instructor dashboard on a user interface of a client application executable by an instructor computing device associated with an instructor of the online course, the instructor dashboard displaying a graphical visualization of at least one of engagement metrics or grading metrics on the user interface, wherein an authoring tool is integrated with the instructor dashboard, the instructor dashboard displaying a selectable link to initiate an edit of the education content on the user interface that also provides the graphical visualization;
provide the authoring tool on the user interface upon activation of the selectable link, the authoring tool displaying a text editor configured to receive a modification to the education content;
convert the education content received via the text editor to an education markup language (EML) format, the EML format including a restrictive extensible markup language (XML) defining a set of restrictive XML tags, the EML format defining a plurality of blocks, each of the plurality of blocks corresponding to a different type of data content with restricted attributes that limit a block to a particular type of data content such that one or more features are not allowed; and
provide, over the network, the education content in the EML format to the plurality of learner computing devices associated with the online course,
wherein the EML format is configured to enable native rendering of the education content in a web application, a mobile web application, and a native mobile application executable by the plurality of learner computing devices.

US Pat. No. 10,482,771

RIDE CHAINING

Lyft, Inc., San Francisc...

17. A non-transitory computer readable medium storing instructions thereon that, when executed by at least one processor, cause a computer system to:receive, from a first requestor client device, a first request for a first ride associated with a first pickup location;
receive, from a second requestor client device, a second request for a second ride associated with a second pickup location;
determine to combine the first ride with the second ride;
select an alternative pickup location to replace the second pickup location associated with the second ride based on determining to combine the first ride and the second ride;
generate a combined route comprising the alternative pickup location for the second ride; and
provide, to a provider client device associated with a provider vehicle, instructions to travel the combined route comprising the alternative pickup location for the second ride.

US Pat. No. 10,482,753

INFECTION CONTROL MONITORING SYSTEM

Minnesota Imaging and Eng...

1. An infection control monitoring system comprising:at least one camera adapted for identifying and tracking individuals in a room for hygiene and safety compliance,
a display adapted for interactive communications with the individuals in the room,
an override device enabled by an authorized individual, wherein the monitoring system is programmed to accept electronic commands that override the monitoring system,
an electronic communications link to a computer adapted for processing, storage, and verification of data acquired by the monitoring system, wherein the data is analyzed for infection control monitoring of the individuals in the room, and
a dispenser unit adapted for dispensing a cleaning agent or infection control material, wherein the infection control monitoring system tracks compliance to a respective infection control step by the individuals in the room.

US Pat. No. 10,482,721

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SLOT MACHINE GAME ASSOCIATED WITH MARKET LINE WAGERS

CFPH, LLC, New York, NY ...

1. A kiosk comprising:a plurality of display panels;
a plurality of stop buttons;
a network interface to communicate over a communication network with a remote data source:
one or more computing devices; and
one or more non-transitory memory having stored thereon instructions, that when executed by the one or more computing devices, control to:
display a graphical user interface on a given display panel that permits entry of a wager;
receive, from the remote data source over the communication network, a plurality of real-time financial market indicators;
determine an outcome of the wager, in which the outcome of the wager is based on whether a first financial market indicator is at least one of higher and lower than a possible value at a time in the future of when the wager is made, in which the wager includes a wager of an amount of money;
display values of the plurality of real-time financial market indicators in respective and separate display panels;
render, in each respective display panel, real-time updates of the plurality of real-time financial market indicators;
in response to detecting actuation of a first stop button, freeze the real-time updates of the plurality of real-time financial market indicators, such that respective final values of the plurality of real-time financial market indicators are rendered on the display panels;
determine an outcome of a slot machine game, in which the outcome of the slot machine game is based on a comparison between at least one reel corresponding to at least one of the respective final values and at least one digit of the possible value;
at the time in the future, compare a then current value of the first financial market indicator with the possible value to determine an outcome of the wager;
display on a graphical user interface a plurality of wager propositions, wherein each wager proposition is associated with respective odds, and is associated with a respective possible future value, wherein one of the wager propositions is the wager; and
adjust at least one of the respective odds and the respective possible future value based on a market condition.

US Pat. No. 10,482,666

DISPLAY CONTROL METHODS AND APPARATUSES

BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TEC...

1. A display control method, comprising:determining at least local virtual enhancement information of an expected display environment of virtual content according to optical parameters of the virtual content, wherein the expected display environment is a real display environment where the virtual content is expected to be displayed, and the virtual enhancement information is a virtual environment corresponding to the expected display environment and established according to the optical parameters of the virtual content; and
controlling a display device to display the virtual content and the at least local virtual enhancement information of the expected display environment.