US Pat. No. 10,560,727

SERVER STRUCTURE FOR SUPPORTING MULTIPLE SESSIONS OF VIRTUALIZATION

ERMIND CO., LTD, Seoul (...

1. A virtualization server, comprising:a central processing unit (CPU) bank comprising a plurality of CPUs;
a graphic processing unit (GPU) bank comprising a plurality of GPUs;
a graphic sharing memory (GSM) bank comprising a plurality of graphic sharing memories;
a streaming CPU bank comprising a plurality of streaming CPUs;
a network card bank comprising a plurality of network cards; and
a host CPU configured to select at least one CPU from the CPU bank, select at least one GPU from the GPU bank, select at least one GSM from the GSM bank, select at least one streaming CPU from the streaming CPU bank, and select at least one network card from the network card bank according to access of a terminal,
wherein the selected CPU executes an application according to a request of the terminal, the selected GPU renders a screen of the executed application to store the rendered screen at the selected GSM, the selected streaming CPU captures the rendered screen stored at the selected GSM to convert the captured screen to a packet for streaming, the selected network card transmits the converted packet to the terminal via a communication network, and the packet transmitted to the terminal is used for displaying the screen of the executed application on a display device of the terminal, and
wherein, when the host CPU selects one CPU from the CPU bank and the selected CPU is mapped to a plurality of virtual machines, the selected one CPU executes each of a plurality of applications in which the plurality of virtual machines execute, the host CPU selects a multiplicity of GPUs from the GPU bank and selects one GSM corresponding to the selected one CPU from the GSM bank, and the selected multiplicity of GPUs render and store screen data according to each of the plurality of applications at the selected one GSM.

US Pat. No. 10,560,696

METHOD FOR INITIAL QUANTIZATION PARAMETER OPTIMIZATION IN VIDEO CODING

TFI DIGITAL MEDIA LIMITED...

1. A method for predicting an initial quantization parameter (QP) for rate control in video coding, comprising:receiving an input video;
extracting one or more feature vectors from the input video;
feeding the extracted feature vector into a machine learning model; and
predicting one or more initial QPs using the machine learning model,
wherein the feature vector extraction comprises:
determining an initial target bit per pixel, Tbppo, for an initial frame in the input video;
determining target bits per pixel for remaining frames, Tbpp, in the input video; and
a extracting a feature vector from the determined target bits per pixel for remaining frames, Tbpp, of the input video.

US Pat. No. 10,560,692

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR FAST MODE DECISION FOR HIGH EFFICIENCY VIDEO CODING

ECOLE DE TECHNOLOGIE SUPE...

1. A method of video encoding, comprising:employing at least one hardware processor for:
for each prediction mode for a block of pixels:
(a) determining a respective probability distribution model for a rate distortion optimization, RDO, cost derived from a set of predetermined video sequences;
(b) determining, from the respective probability distribution, a probability that the RDO cost of said each prediction mode be equal or smaller than an actual RDO cost for a prediction mode with smallest approximate cost; and
(c) calculating an actual RDO cost for those prediction modes determined in the step (b), thereby reducing computational time for the video encoding.

US Pat. No. 10,560,683

SYSTEM, METHOD AND SOFTWARE FOR PRODUCING THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGES THAT APPEAR TO PROJECT FORWARD OF OR VERTICALLY ABOVE A DISPLAY MEDIUM USING A VIRTUAL 3D MODEL MADE FROM THE SIMULTANEOUS LOCALIZATION AND DEPTH-MAPPING OF THE PHYSICAL FEATURES OF REAL O

Maxx Media Group, LLC, P...

1. A method of producing virtual imagery to be viewed on a display medium, wherein said virtual imagery contains aspects that appear to be three dimensional when viewed on said display medium, said method comprising:providing a camera at a physical scene, wherein said physical scene contains a subject;
taking a first image of said physical scene with said camera from a first perspective, wherein said camera provides a first set of depth mapping data corresponding to said first image;
taking a subsequent image of said physical scene with said camera from a subsequent perspective, wherein said camera provides a subsequent set of depth mapping data corresponding to said subsequent image;
using said first set of depth mapping data and said subsequent set of depth mapping data to generate a disparity mapping;
creating a virtual 3D model of said physical scene from said disparity mapping;
selecting a reference plane within said virtual 3D model, wherein said reference plane has peripheral boundaries and said subject is positioned within said peripheral boundaries;
altering said virtual 3D model by digitally tilting said reference plane about a fulcrum point on said reference plane that is vertically aligned with said subject, therein creating enhanced virtual 3D model;
imaging said enhanced virtual 3D model from stereoscopic viewpoints to obtain stereoscopic images; and
displaying said stereoscopic images on said display medium.

US Pat. No. 10,560,613

VEHICLE CAMERA WITH MODULAR CONSTRUCTION

MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC., ...

1. A camera assembly for a vision system for a vehicle, said camera assembly comprising:a housing that accommodates a lens and a circuit board, wherein said housing comprises a front housing portion and a rear housing portion, and wherein said front housing portion accommodates said lens;
wherein said circuit board has a first side and a second side separated by a thickness of said circuit board, wherein an imager is disposed at said first side of said circuit board and is optically aligned with said lens, and wherein circuitry is disposed at said second side of said circuit board and electrically connected with said imager, and wherein said circuitry comprises an electrical connecting element at said second side of said circuit board;
wherein said rear housing portion has an aperture therethrough, and wherein said aperture is aligned with said electrical connecting element of said circuit board;
an electrical connector for electrically connecting a wire harness of the vehicle to said electrical connecting element of said circuit board, wherein said electrical connector comprises a first connecting end for electrically connecting to the wire harness of the vehicle and a second connecting end for electrically connecting to said electrical connecting element of said circuit board, and wherein said second connecting end protrudes from a structural element of said electrical connector, and wherein said structural element has a cross dimension that is greater than a cross dimension of said aperture through said rear housing portion;
wherein said structural element of said electrical connector is disposed at said rear housing portion with said second connecting end protruding from said structural element and through said aperture of said rear housing portion to electrically connect to said electrical connecting element of said circuit board;
a bracket comprising a mounting portion configured to attach at a vehicle, wherein said bracket is configured to attach at said rear housing portion; and
wherein, with said second connecting end electrically connected to said electrical connecting element of said circuit board, said bracket is attached at said rear housing portion, and wherein said structural element of said electrical connector is clamped between at least a portion of said bracket and said rear housing portion outboard of said aperture to maintain electrical connection of said second connecting end of said electrical connector with said electrical connecting element of said circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,560,531

LOCATION-BASED SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A PLURALITY OF ELECTRICAL OR ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Beabloo, S.L., Barcelona...

1. Location-based system for controlling a plurality of electrical or electronic devices (50), characterized in that it comprises:a plurality of positioning means (1) which comprise a Bluetooth 4.0 emitter and receiver with beacon functions and each coupled to each of a plurality of electrical or electronic devices, said plurality of positioning means (1) configured for sending and receiving positioning signals, wherein said plurality of electrical or electronic devices are geographically distributed in a 3 Dimensional (3D) space and having a shared functionality;
a control device (53) configured for receiving the positioning signals, determining a position of said control device based on the positioning signals received, and sending messages with information about said position to a central control module (51), together with indications to act on at least one parameter of said shared functionality;
a central control system (51) configured for receiving the messages from the control device, selecting at least one of said plurality of electrical or electronic devices and sending control instructions to act on said at least one parameter, to said at least one of the plurality of electrical or electronic devices, wherein the selection of the at least one of the plurality of electrical or electronic devices is determined depending on the information about the position of the control device contained in the received message and on a location information of each of said plurality of electrical or electronic devices used by said central control system; and
a plurality of hardware processors (4) each coupled to one of the plurality of said electrical or electronic devices, configured for receiving the control instructions from the central control system (51) and configured for directly acting on the at least one parameter of a respective electrical or electronic device (55) depending on the control instructions received from the central control system.

US Pat. No. 10,560,519

SENSORY DATA CAPTURE AND PROCESSING FOR THE INTERNET OF THINGS

VIMOC Technologies, Inc.,...

1. A method of configuring a model to process incoming sensor data from a multitude of sensors (more than 20), in a custom sensor network, the method including:accessing domain-specific sub-models, vendor-specific sub-models, and technology-specific sub-models and selecting and combining features of the sub-models in an object that accepts incoming sensor data from the multitude of sensors, including
classifying a domain in which the sensors are generating data as parking availability and selecting a domain-specific sub-model based on the parking availability classification;
determining a vendor of the sensors and selecting a vendor-specific sub-model for the vendor; and
classifying a sensor technology of the sensors and selecting a technology-specific sub-model based on the classification;
automatically configuring alerts and basic data handling by a sensor controller applicable to the data from the sensors using the selected domain-specific sub-model, selected vendor-specific sub-model, and selected technology-specific sub-model;
automatically configuring storage objects used by the sensor controller to persist the data from the sensors as it is received and parsed; and
testing the alerts, basic data handling and storage object persistence with the sensors or simulated sensors to confirm operable configuration of the sensor controller.

US Pat. No. 10,560,351

NETWORK MONITORING TOOL FOR SUPERCOMPUTERS

Architecture Technology C...

1. A method for monitoring a supercomputer nodes network:monitoring, by an application monitoring module of a network monitoring device, communication messages between a plurality of processes being executed by a plurality of supercomputer nodes;
generating, by the application monitoring module of the network monitoring device, a virtual network topology containing a plurality of virtual communication links between the plurality of processes being executed by the plurality of supercomputer nodes based upon the monitoring of the communication messages;
determining, by the application monitoring module of the network monitoring device, a number of the communication messages being transmitted on each of the plurality of virtual communication links and a bandwidth value for each of the plurality of virtual communication links;
monitoring, by a traffic monitoring module of the network monitoring device, network traffic in a plurality of communication links interconnecting the plurality of supercomputer nodes;
generating, by the traffic monitoring module of the network monitoring device, a global networking view of the network traffic of the plurality of the supercomputer nodes and the interconnecting plurality of communication links;
receiving, by a topology mapping module of the network monitoring device, an API call for mapping a new application to the plurality of supercomputer nodes; and
mapping, by the topology mapping module of the network monitoring device, the new application to the plurality of supercomputer nodes that are currently available based upon the virtual network topology and the global networking view of the network traffic.

US Pat. No. 10,560,299

MULTI-PORTION RADIO TRANSMISSIONS

COHERENT LOGIX, INCORPORA...

1. An apparatus, comprising:one or more processing elements configured to:
receive, via a wireless radio, a transport frame of broadcast wireless data that includes:
a plurality of portions, wherein different ones of the portions encode different types of video content; and
control data that indicates the types of video content encoded by the ones of the portions;
select, based on the control data and whether the apparatus is a fixed or mobile device, one or more of the plurality of portions; and
decode the selected one or more portions to determine data represented by symbols in the selected one or more portions.

US Pat. No. 10,560,135

HEALTH, WELLNESS AND ACTIVITY MONITOR

Life365, Inc., Scottsdal...

1. A device for being attached to a user or the user's clothing, the device comprising:(a) a band having a length, a width, and a thickness, the band including first replaceable software application configured to provide a first functionality, electronic circuitry configured to wirelessly and automatically replace, based on a physical location of the band, the first replaceable software application with a second replaceable software application configured to provide a second functionality that is different from the first functionality, a first power source, and a display; and
(b) the band, electronic circuitry, and display being flexible so as to be functional when manipulated into a circle having a diameter of 4? or more, 5? or more, 6? or more, 7? or more, 8? or more, 9? or more, or 10? or more.

US Pat. No. 10,560,094

ISOLATION MODULE FOR USE BETWEEN POWER RAILS IN AN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A system comprising:a processor circuit;
a power converter circuit coupled to the processor circuit and configured to provide, to the processor circuit, regulated DC power supply signals including first and second voltage signals;
wherein the processor circuit comprises a semiconductor die, the semiconductor die including first and second power domains configured to receive the first and second voltage signals, respectively, and wherein the processor circuit further comprises a first integrated inductor circuit and a first integrated capacitor circuit;
wherein each of the first and second power domains includes at least one power rail, and wherein each of the power rails is configured to provide different power signals to respective consumer circuits, and
wherein a first power rail in the first power domain is coupled to a second power rail using the first integrated inductor circuit and the first integrated capacitor circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,560,025

FREQUENCY HOPPING FOR REDUCING SWITCHING POWER CONVERTER NOISE

DIALOG SEMICONDUCTOR INC....

1. A switching power converter comprising:a power switch;
a controller configured to cycle the power switch at a first fixed switching frequency to produce a first peak current through the power switch responsive to an amplitude of a control signal being within a first output power range ending at a boundary control voltage value and to cycle the power switch at a second fixed switching frequency to produce a second peak current through the power switch responsive to the amplitude of the control signal being within a second output power range beginning at the boundary control voltage value, wherein a first ratio of the first peak current to the second peak current at a boundary between the first output power range and the second output power range is a function of a second ratio of the second fixed switching frequency to the first fixed switching frequency, and wherein the control signal is a filtered version of an error between a feedback signal and a reference signal.

US Pat. No. 10,560,001

COOLING TOWER HAVING THERMALLY MANAGED MOTOR

Prime Datum Development C...

1. A cooling tower comprising:a cooling tower structure;
fill material supported by the cooling tower structure and configured to receive heated process fluid;
a motor mounted to the cooling tower structure, the motor comprising a casing and a rotatable shaft, the casing having an exterior surface and an interior, the motor being sealed to prevent fluids, moisture, foreign particles and contaminants from entering the casing, the motor further comprising at least one temperature sensor for outputting sensor signals that represent temperature;
a fan connected to the rotatable shaft of the motor, wherein rotation of the rotatable shaft rotates the fan thereby inducing an upward moving mass flow of cool air through the fill material;
a basin attached to the cooling tower structure for collecting cooled fluid;
a temperature-controlled fluid distribution system to distribute cooled fluid from the basin onto the motor to cause a transfer of heat from the casing of the motor to the fluid, the temperature-controlled fluid distribution system being responsive to the sensor signals and configured to distribute cooled fluid from the basin onto the motor when the sensor signals indicate a temperature that exceeds a predetermined threshold and to cease distributing the cooled fluid onto the motor when the sensor signals indicate a temperature that is below the predetermined threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,559,987

ELECTROMAGNETIC ARMATURE FOR ROTATING ELECTRICAL MACHINE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

Francecol Technology, Sa...

1. An electromagnetic armature comprising an electromagnetic yoke having a cylindrical surface with an axis z which is designed to be opposite an air gap surface, the cylindrical surface being known as an interaction surface, a plurality of teeth forming magnetic poles, the teeth being associated in a projecting manner with the interaction surface in the direction of the air gap surface, and disposed spaced all around the yoke, characterized in that each tooth comprises a recess arranged in one of the faces of the tooth on a so-called polar plane orthogonal to the direction z, the recess being designed to receive a winding, and in that said teeth are arranged on the yoke such that the recesses are disposed alternately on both sides of the polar median plane which passes through the middle of the yoke.

US Pat. No. 10,559,980

SIGNALING IN WIRELESS POWER SYSTEMS

WiTricity Corporation, W...

1. A source for providing power wirelessly to, or receiving power wireless from, a vehicle, the source comprising:a source resonator capable of generating a first electromagnetic field to provide power wirelessly to a device resonator configured to be mounted to the vehicle, and to receive power wirelessly via a second electromagnetic field generated by the device resonator;
power and control circuitry coupled to the source resonator and configured to control a direction of flow of the power, including a first direction of flow via the first electromagnetic field during a first time period and a second direction of flow via the second electromagnetic field during a second time period, the power and control circuitry comprising a processor configured to monitor a state of the power and control circuitry corresponding to the direction of flow; and
a user interface coupled to the power and control circuitry and configured to report information based on the monitored state of the power and control circuitry.

US Pat. No. 10,559,893

PULSE PROTECTION CIRCUITS TO DETER THEFT

CPG Technologies, LLC, I...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a guided surface wave receive structure configured to obtain electrical energy in a form of a Zenneck surface wave substantially mode-matched to a Zenneck surface wave mode of a surface of a terrestrial medium based at least in part upon the guided surface wave receive structure providing a phase delay (?) that matches a wave tilt angle (?) associated with a complex Brewster angle of incidence (?i,B) associated with the surface of the terrestrial medium;
an electrical load coupled to the guided surface wave receive structure, the electrical load being experienced as a load at an excitation source coupled to a guided surface waveguide probe generating the Zenneck surface wave, wherein an electrical field strength of the Zenneck surface wave is selectively increased; and
a pulse protection circuit employed to selectively protect the electrical load from an increase in electrical energy received by the guided surface wave receive structure when the electrical field strength is selectively increased.

US Pat. No. 10,559,881

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE

FUJITSU CONNECTED TECHNOL...

1. A wireless communication device comprising:a ground plane that has a first end side and is disposed inside a housing;
a first radiation element that is fed with power at a power feed point located in a vicinity of the first end side, has a first line path which is exposed to an outer peripheral portion of the housing and extends between a first end and a second end, and performs communication at a first communication frequency;
a sheet metal connected to the ground plane;
a second radiation element that includes a second line path and a third line path, and is coupled to the first radiation element and resonates with a second communication frequency, the second line path being exposed from a first connection portion connected to the sheet metal to the outer peripheral portion of the housing, and extending to a third end located in a vicinity of the first end, the third line path branching from a first point between the first connection portion and the third end of the second line path and extending to a fourth end located internally of the housing, a length of the second line path being a quarter wavelength of an electrical length of a second wave length of the second communication frequency, one of a first length from the third end to the fourth end through the first point and a second length from the first connection portion to the fourth end through the first point being a quarter wavelength of an electrical length of a third wave length of a third communication frequency;
a first cutoff circuit that is connected to the fourth end and cuts off the second communication frequency; and
a first power feed circuit that is connected to the fourth end via the first cutoff circuit, and feeds power at the third communication frequency to the fourth end.

US Pat. No. 10,559,870

ANTENNA MODULE

PEGATRON CORPORATION, Ta...

1. An antenna module, connected to a system ground of an electronic device, wherein the antenna module comprises:a substrate;
a coaxial-transmission line, comprising a power feed-in terminal and a ground terminal;
a first radiator, electrically connected to the power feed-in terminal; and
a second radiator, electrically connected to the ground terminal, wherein one side of the second radiator is connected to the system ground, and the second radiator comprises a first terminal and a second terminal, wherein an opening is formed between the first terminal and the second terminal, so that the second radiator is partially surrounding to the first radiator, and the first radiator and the second radiator are coplanarly disposed on the substrate,
wherein the first radiator is arranged within an enclosed area formed with the second radiator and the opening, the first radiator has two opposing ends, the first power feed-in terminal is connected to one of the two opposing ends and does not pass through the opening, and the first radiator extends between the two opposing ends in a length direction of the first radiator, wherein, when viewed with respect to the length direction, the first opening is arranged between the two opposing ends.

US Pat. No. 10,559,866

MEASURING OPERATIONAL PARAMETERS AT THE GUIDED SURFACE WAVEGUIDE PROBE

CPG TECHNOLOGIES, INC, I...

1. An apparatus comprising:a guided surface waveguide probe configured to launch a guided surface wave along a surface of a lossy conducting medium, wherein the guided surface waveguide probe comprises:
a charge terminal elevated to a height above the lossy conducting medium;
a support structure that supports the charge terminal;
at least one section of internal coil that is supported within the support structure and is coupled to an excitation source;
a conductive tube having a first end conductively coupled to the at least one section of internal coil, wherein a second end of the conductive tube extends vertically towards the charge terminal, wherein the at least one section of the internal coil is electrically coupled to the charge terminal via the conductive tube;
at least one sensor electrically coupled to the charge terminal or the internal coil, wherein the at least one sensor measures an operational parameter of the guided surface waveguide probe; and
a non-conductive channel connected to the at least one sensor and monitoring equipment of the guided surface waveguide probe by which data associated with the operational parameter is communicated.

US Pat. No. 10,559,789

ADAPTER FOR CONNECTING A PLURALITY OF BATTERY PACKS TO A POWER TOOL

MAKITA CORPORATION, Anjo...

1. An adapter for connecting a plurality of first battery packs, each having a nominal voltage that is substantially equal to or greater than 18 volts but less than 36 volts, to a main body of an electric power tool having a rated voltage that is substantially equal to or greater than 36 volts, wherein the main body of the electric power tool comprises a second battery interface configured to removably attach a second battery pack and to electrically connect the second battery pack to an electric motor housed in the main body, the adapter comprising:a plurality of first battery interfaces configured to removably attach the plurality of first battery packs, the first battery interfaces having a different physical configuration than the second battery interface such that the second battery pack is not connectable to the first battery interface;
a connector configured to be removably attached to the second battery interface, wherein the plurality of first battery interfaces is configured to electrically connect the attached first battery packs in series to the connector; and
a plurality of visual indicators disposed on a surface of the adapter such that they have the same or substantially the same illumination direction, the visual indicators being configured to visually indicate at least a level of charge of each of the first battery packs respectively attached to the first battery interfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,559,613

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:a substrate;
first and second recesses spaced apart from each other in a first direction within the substrate;
a first gate electrode filling the first recess and protruding above the substrate;
a second gate electrode filling the second recess and protruding above the substrate;
a first source/drain formed between the first and second recesses;
a second source/drain formed in an opposite direction to the first source/drain with respect to the first recess;
a third source/drain formed in an opposite direction to the first source/drain with respect to the second recess; and
a gate contact formed directly on the first and second gate electrodes,
wherein the first and second gate electrodes are connected to form one integral structure at a same level, are electrically connected to same node and share the gate contact.

US Pat. No. 10,559,555

MICRO-LED ARRAY TRANSFER

International Business Ma...

1. A method of forming a structure, the method comprising:providing, in any order, a first structure containing a plurality of spaced apart adhesive structures composed of a photoimageable polymeric material on a surface of a release layer that is located on a handler substrate, and a second structure containing a first set of LEDs on a temporary support substrate;
first transferring a preselected number of LEDs of the first set of LEDs to the first structure by adhering a physically exposed surface of each adhesive structure to one of the preselected number of LEDs of the first set of LEDs; and
second transferring the preselected number of LEDs of the first set of LEDs from the first structure to a surface of a display substrate, wherein the second transferring includes contacting another physically exposed surface of each of the preselected number of LEDs of the first set of LEDs to the surface of the display substrate and removing the release layer.

US Pat. No. 10,559,554

METHOD FOR FABRICATING LED MODULE USING TRANSFER TAPE

LUMENS CO., LTD., Yongin...

1. A method for fabricating an LED module, comprising:constructing a chip-on-carrier comprising a chip retainer having a horizontal bonding plane and a plurality of LED chips in which electrode pads are bonded to the bonding plane of the chip retainer; and
transferring the plurality of LED chips in a predetermined arrangement from the chip retainer to a substrate by transfer printing,
wherein the transfer printing comprises:
primarily section-wise exposing a transfer tape to reduce the adhesive strength of the transfer tape such that bonding areas are formed at predetermined intervals on the transfer tape;
disposing the transfer tape such that the bonding areas are positioned between the LED chips on the chip retainer and a pick-up roller rolling in one direction;
pressurizing the transfer tape against the LED chips on the chip retainer with the pick-up roller to attach the LED chips to the corresponding bonding areas of the transfer tape and detaching the electrode pads of the LED chips from the chip retainer to pick up the chips;
after the chip pick-up, moving the transfer tape between a placing roller and the substrate such that the LED chips attached to the transfer tape are positioned between the placing roller and the substrate;
irradiating UV light onto the transfer tape carrying the LED chips with a UV light source positioned above the transfer tape to weaken the adhesive strength of the bonding areas of the transfer tape; and
pressurizing the LED chips on the transfer tape against the substrate with the placing roller rolling in one direction, such that the LED chips attached to the bonding areas of the transfer tape whose adhesive strength are weakened by the UV light are detached from the transfer tape and placed on the substrate, wherein the electrode pads of the LED chips are attached to pairs of bumps formed on the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,559,550

MEMORY DEVICE INCLUDING HETEROGENEOUS VOLATILE MEMORY CHIPS AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A memory device comprising:a first volatile memory chip comprising a first volatile memory cell array storing first data and configured to receive or output the first data at a first bandwidth; and
a second volatile memory chip comprising a second volatile memory cell array storing second data and configured to receive or output the second data at a second bandwidth different from the first bandwidth,
wherein the first volatile memory chip further comprises:
a first clock pin receiving a first clock;
first CA pins receiving a first command and a first address for the first data in synchronization with the first clock; and
first DQ pins receiving or outputting the first data at a first transmission rate depending on the first command, and
wherein the second volatile memory chip further comprises
a second clock pin receiving a second clock;
second CA pins receiving a second command and a second address for the second data in synchronization with the second clock; and
second DQ pins receiving or outputting the second data at a second transmission rate different from the first transmission rate depending on the second command.

US Pat. No. 10,559,511

WAFER-LEVEL PACKAGING FOR ENHANCED PERFORMANCE

Qorvo US, Inc., Greensbo...

1. An apparatus comprising:a device layer with a plurality of input/output (I/O) contacts at a top surface of the device layer;
a plurality of first bump structures formed over the device layer, wherein each of the plurality of first bump structures is electronically coupled to a corresponding I/O contact;
a first mold compound residing over the device layer, wherein a portion of each of the plurality of first bump structures is exposed through the first mold compound;
a stop layer formed underneath the device layer, wherein:
the stop layer comprises silicon oxide; and
the plurality of first bump structures and the device layer are located at a same side of the stop layer; and
a second mold compound residing underneath the stop layer, such that the stop layer separates the device layer from the second mold compound.

US Pat. No. 10,559,380

EVIDENCE-BASED HEALTHCARE INFORMATION MANAGEMENT PROTOCOLS

Elwha LLC, Bellevue, WA ...

1. A healthcare information management system comprising:one or more integrated circuit devices including at least:
circuitry configured for obtaining an order allocating one or more medical devices to be used in association with a patient;
circuitry configured for detecting that at least one medical device is within a predetermined vicinity of the patient;
circuitry configured for retrieving at least one medical record via at least one network at least partly based on the order allocating the one or more medical devices and the detection that the at least one medical device is within the predetermined vicinity of the patient, the at least one medical record including at least one of a scan or an annotation;
circuitry configured for determining, from the at least one medical record including the at least one of the scan or the annotation, whether one or more protocols associated with usage of the at least one medical device for treating the patient for at least one condition is conventional based at least in part on at least one prominence indication signifying at least one indication of effectiveness in treating the at least one condition by one or more entities;
circuitry configured for enabling the at least one medical device conditionally based at least in part on the order allocating the one or more medical devices, the detection that the least one medical device is within the predetermined vicinity of the patient, and whether the one or more protocols associated with usage of the at least one medical device for treating the patient for the at least one condition is conventional; and
circuitry configured for facilitating delivery of at least one of a drug or treatment to the patient via the at least one medical device in accordance with the one or more protocols.

US Pat. No. 10,559,322

DIAGNOSTIC TAPE CARTRIDGE PATTERNED WITH PREDETERMINED HEAD-MEDIA SPACINGS FOR TESTING A TAPE HEAD OF A TAPE DRIVE

QUANTUM CORPORATION, San...

1. A diagnostic tape for use with a tape drive having a tape head, the diagnostic tape comprising:a first tape section that is configured to move across the tape head during use of the tape drive, the first tape section including a first patterned data code that is indicative of a first spacing between the tape head and the first tape section; and
a second tape section that is configured to move across the tape head during use of the tape drive, the second tape section including a second patterned data code that is indicative of a second spacing between the tape head and the second tape section, the second patterned data code being different than the first patterned data code; and
wherein at least one of the first patterned data code and the second patterned data code includes formatted data that is interspersed with unformatted data.

US Pat. No. 10,559,251

OLED DISPLAY POWER MODELING

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An electronic circuit comprising:interface circuitry for reading first data from, and writing second data to, the electronic circuit;
output circuitry coupled to a screen and configured to provide third data from the electronic circuit to control the screen to display frames of visual output, wherein the screen comprises pixels, each pixel having subpixels; and
a plurality of registers coupled to the interface circuitry such that first data in the plurality of registers is readable using the interface circuitry, the plurality of registers comprising registers for storing:
a plurality of computed values, each computed value based on color values for subpixels of the screen; and
a duration value, wherein the duration value is a frame count indicating a number of frames for which the color values are displayed, wherein the number of frames is capable of being greater than one.

US Pat. No. 10,559,136

ACCURATE POSITIONING OF AUGMENTED REALITY CONTENT

YouAR INC., Portland, OR...

1. A computer-implemented method for accurately locating augmented reality (AR) content, the method comprising:measuring, using one or more sensors of a computing device, a first six-degree-of-freedom (DOF) vector between a first vantage point of the computing device and a first trackable feature in a first sensor range of the computing device;
measuring, using the one or more sensors of the computing device, a second six-DOF vector between the first vantage point of the computing device and a second trackable feature in a second sensor range of the computing device;
estimating, based on the first vector and the second vector, using a processor of the computing device, a third six-DOF vector between the first trackable feature and the second trackable feature;
storing the estimated third vector in a data store in association with the first trackable feature and the second trackable feature, such that the estimated third vector represents a spatial relationship between the first trackable feature and the second trackable feature;
determining, within a common spatial coordinate system, a first set of spatial coordinates for the first trackable feature and a second set of spatial coordinates for the second trackable feature;
storing, in the data store, the first set of spatial coordinates associated with the first trackable feature and the second set of spatial coordinates associated with the second trackable feature, such that the first and second sets of spatial coordinates represent respective locations of the first and second trackable features within the common coordinate system;
wherein the data store includes a fourth six-DOF vector representing a spatial relationship and an orientation of an AR content item relative to the first trackable feature;
associating the first trackable feature and the second trackable feature with a first group of trackable features in the data store, each trackable feature in the first group having a position and orientation defined with respect to a first coordinate system;
measuring, using the computing device, a fifth six-DOF vector between the first trackable feature and a third trackable feature associated with a second group of trackable features in the data store, each trackable feature in the second group having a position and orientation defined with respect to a second coordinate system; and
calculating a positional offset and an orientation offset between the first group and the second group based on the fifth six-DOF vector.

US Pat. No. 10,559,124

VARIABLE RATE SHADING

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

1. A method of rendering graphics in a computer device, comprising:determining, by a graphic processing unit (GPU), shading rate values for one or more regions based at least on an application-based source of initial shading rate values or one or more tessellation factors;
determining, by the GPU at a rasterization stage, map coordinates based on coarse scan converting a primitive of an object, the map coordinates indicating a location on a shading rate parameter (SRP) map of a fragment within the primitive of the object;
identifying, by the GPU at the rasterization stage, a lookup value for the fragment within the primitive of the object based at least on the map coordinates;
calculating, by the GPU at the rasterization stage, a respective fragment variable shading rate value for the fragment within the primitive of the object based at least on the lookup value; and
shading, by the GPU at a pixel shade stage, the fragment within the primitive of the object based on the respective fragment variable shading rate value.

US Pat. No. 10,559,115

TECHNIQUES FOR GENERATING VISUALIZATIONS OF RAY TRACING IMAGES

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A method for generating a visualization of an image, comprising:intercepting, by a visualization application executing via a central processing unit (CPU) and from a graphics processing unit (GPU) or a graphics driver, a proprietary structure that specifies ray tracing instructions for generating the image using ray tracing, and wherein the proprietary structure is generated, by the graphics driver, from an acceleration structure generated by a separate application for generating the image using ray tracing;
obtaining, by the visualization application, assistance information as one or more intersection shaders defined based on the acceleration structure from which the proprietary structure is generated;
providing, by the visualization application to the graphics driver, the proprietary structure and the one or more intersection shaders;
receiving, by the visualization application from the graphics driver, a visualization structure for generating the visualization of the image from the proprietary structure and the one or more intersection shaders; and
generating, by the visualization application and from the visualization structure, the visualization of the image.

US Pat. No. 10,559,046

POWER SUPPLY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A power supply management system, which is configured to supply electric power from a power supply system to a first electrical load device used in a residence of a consumer and having power consumption of a first value, and to a second electrical load device used in the residence of the consumer and having power consumption of a second value which is different from the first value, the power supply management system comprising:a processor configured to set a power fee unit price for each time slot; and
a display configured to notify the consumer of information on the set power fee unit price, wherein the processor is configured to:
set a first power fee unit price, which is the power fee unit price for the first electrical load device, and a second power fee unit price, which is the power fee unit price for the second electrical load device, in such a manner that the first power fee unit price and the second power fee unit price are different from each other;
set the first power fee unit price at a value common to a predetermined geographical area including a plurality of residences, and to set the second power fee unit price for each single transformer, which is installed in the power supply system for the predetermined geographical area to supply two or more residences of the plurality of residences with electric power;
acquire a predicted load factor for the each time slot; and
set the second power fee unit price such that the second power fee unit price in a first time slot in which the predicted load factor is a first load factor is lower than the second power fee unit price in a second time slot in which the predicted load factor is a second load factor which is larger than the first load factor;
wherein the predicted load factor is a value obtained through dividing a predicted value of a total amount of system received power, which is a sum total of amounts of electric power supplied from a single transformer to the two or more residences connected to the single transformer, by a value obtained by converting a rated capacity of the single transformer into a corresponding amount of electric power.

US Pat. No. 10,559,002

REGION MERGING AND CODING PARAMETER REUSE VIA MERGING

GE VIDEO COMPRESSION, LLC...

1. A decoder for decoding a data stream comprising an array of information samples, the decoder comprising:an extractor configured for
extracting, from a data stream, a candidate identifier which identifies a specific one of a set of candidate regions for a current region being decoded within the array of information samples, wherein the current region is one of a plurality of regions obtained by dividing the array of information samples, and
selecting the specific one of the set of candidate regions as a selected candidate region for the current region in accordance with the candidate identifier; and
a reconstructor configured for
determining whether the current region is to be reconstructed by copying or computing a first coding parameter based on a second coding parameter associated with the selected candidate region,
copying, if a determination is to copy, the first coding parameter from the second coding parameter,
computing, if the determination is to compute, the first coding parameter based on a prediction of the first coding parameter using the second coding parameter and a prediction residual of the first coding parameter, and
reconstructing the current region based on the first coding parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,558,997

SERVER-BASED PRODUCT SUBSTANTIATION WITH LOCAL FILTERING SYSTEM AND METHOD

SOLUTRAN, INC., Minneapo...

1. A method of discounting products during a purchase transaction comprising:a) at a server system, transmitting a promoted products list containing a promoted department code and a plurality of promoted product identifiers to a retail store system, wherein the promoted department code is not associated with the promoted product identifiers within the promoted products list;
b) at the server system, receiving a filtered list of purchased products from the retail store system, wherein the filtered list of purchased products has been created by filtering all products purchased in the purchase transaction against the promoted product list, wherein the filtered list of purchased products has an aggregated total, without identifying every product identifier, for purchased products matching the promoted department code, and further wherein the filtered list of purchased products separately lists every product identifier for purchased products matching one of the plurality of promoted product identifiers;
c) at the server system, calculating an aggregated discount for the purchased products matching the promoted department code, and separately calculating a discount for each purchased product matching one of the plurality of promoted product identifiers;
d) at the server system, transmitting the calculated aggregated discount and the separately calculated discounts to the retail store system for applying the discounts to the purchase transaction.

US Pat. No. 10,558,986

COMMUNICATIONS BANDWIDTH ENHANCEMENT USING ORTHOGONAL SPATIAL DIVISION MULTIPLEXING

Northrop Grumman Innovati...

1. A system for generating orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OSDM) reuse signals, the system comprising:a first beamforming assembly comprising:
a first signal source configured to provide a first signal;
a first power divider communicatively coupled with the first signal source; and
a first beamformer;
a second beamforming assembly comprising:
a second signal source configured to provide a second signal;
a second power divider communicatively coupled with the second signal source;
and
a second beamformer;
wherein the first and second power dividers are each communicatively coupled with the first and second beamformer, and wherein the first power divider is configured to divide the first signal into a first beamformer component for sending to the first beamformer and a second beamformer component for sending to the second beamformer, and the second power divider is configured to divide the second signal into a first beamformer component for sending to the first beamformer and a second beamformer component for sending to the second beamformer; and
wherein the first beamformer includes program means for combining, based on a total array size of the first beamforming assembly and the second beamforming assembly, the received first beamformer components of the first signal and second signal into a first combined signal, and the second beamformer includes program means for combining, based on the total array size, the received second beamformer components of the first signal and second signal into a second combined signal, the first and second combined signals having one or more of a shared frequency, a shared signal polarization, and a shared coverage area, the first and second combined signals formed such that, when the combined signal is received, an additive array factor is provided resulting in a peak in one of the first signal and the second signal and a null on the other of the first signal and second signal.

US Pat. No. 10,558,977

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LINKING BILL PAYMENT SERVICE WITH REMITTANCE

MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL ...

1. A method comprising the steps of:obtaining, from a receiver, an enrollment of said receiver in a biometric authentication system, including enrolling a mobile device of said receiver;
responsive to said enrolling of said mobile device of said receiver, providing a mobile application to said mobile device of said receiver;
obtaining receiver approval for a remittance;
responsive to said receiver approval for said remittance, with said mobile application, challenging said receiver with a pre-remittance biometric challenge from said biometric authentication system prior to initiating a remittance to said receiver;
obtaining an indication that said remittance has at least been initiated to a financial account of said receiver, said indication comprising successful completion of said pre-remittance biometric challenge by said receiver, said indication being obtained by said biometric authentication system signaling a bill pay system which automatically pays said at least one payee, via a workflow engine;
responsive to obtaining said indication, automatically paying at least one payee from said financial account;
obtaining, from said receiver, an enrollment of said at least one payee, wherein said paying of said at least one payee is based on said enrollment;
challenging said receiver with a pre-bill payment biometric challenge from said biometric authentication system prior to automatically paying said at least one payee, wherein said automatically paying said at least one payee is responsive to successful completion of said pre-bill payment biometric challenge by said receiver; and
responsive to successful completion of said pre-remittance biometric challenge by said receiver, effectuating said remittance from a first jurisdiction to said financial account of said receiver, said financial account of said receiver being located in a second jurisdiction, different than said first jurisdiction, said at least one payee being paid in said second jurisdiction.

US Pat. No. 10,558,938

OBSERVATION PLATFORM USING STRUCTURED COMMUNICATIONS FOR GENERATING, REPORTING AND CREATING A SHARED EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE LIBRARY

Theatro Labs, Inc., Rich...

1. A method of using an observation platform to determine relative expertise of enterprise employees, the method comprising:monitoring, by a computer system of the observation platform, communications from and to a plurality of communication devices which have been routed through a radio access point associated with the computer system, wherein each of the communication devices is associated with a user who is an employee in an enterprise;
extracting, by the computer system, information from the communications including identities of the users of the communications devices;
measuring, by the computer system, performance of a plurality of the users based on aspects of the extracted information which are related to responses to questions on one or more of products and processes of the enterprise, wherein the questions are posed and responded to via the communications devices; and
assigning, by the computer system, a numerical ranking of the measured performance by each of the plurality of measured users, with respect to others of the plurality of measured users, at responding to the questions.

US Pat. No. 10,558,921

MACHINE LEARNING CLASSIFICATION WITH CONFIDENCE THRESHOLDS

ServiceNow, Inc., Santa ...

1. A computing system comprising:a machine learning classifier that:
receives input observations;
predicts, for each respective input observation, a set of probabilities that indicate a likelihood of each respective input observation belonging to each respective output category of a plurality of output categories, wherein the set of probabilities are predicted based at least in part on a keyword analysis of the input observations identify one or more keywords within test data, wherein each of the one or more keywords are associated with information technology help desk trouble tickets; and
classifies each respective input observation into the output category having a highest probability; and
a memory comprising program instructions that, when executed by a processor, cause the computing system to:
obtain a plurality of confidence thresholds for predictions made by the machine learning classifier;
reclassify, for each confidence threshold of the plurality of confidence thresholds, any of the input observations for which all probabilities of the set of probabilities are less than the confidence threshold into a null category that is not one of the output categories;
after the reclassifying, determine, for each confidence threshold of the plurality of confidence thresholds and for each output category, a precision value that indicates an accuracy with which the machine learning classifier predicts that the input observations are in a respective ground truth category;
after the reclassifying, determine, for each confidence threshold of the plurality of confidence thresholds and for each output category, a coverage value that indicates a percentage of the input observations that were not reclassified into the null category;
after the reclassifying, determine, for each confidence threshold of the plurality of confidence thresholds and for each output category, an objective function value, wherein the objective function value is a multiplicative product of the precision value and the coverage value;
generate, via the processor, a graphical user interface for display on a client device coupled to the processor, wherein the graphical user interface visually associates the plurality of confidence thresholds, precision values, coverage values, results of the keyword analysis, and objective function values for each of the output categories, wherein the confidence threshold is one of the plurality of confidence thresholds displayed on the graphical user interface, and wherein each of the plurality of confidence thresholds are selectably displayed with the precision values, the coverage values, and the objective function values;
receive a selection input via the graphical user interface of one of the precision values, the coverage values, or the objective function values, or any combination thereof for each of the previously presented output categories; and
perform, in conjunction with the machine learning classifier, further classification of additional input observations into the output categories and the null category in accordance with a combination of the precision values, the coverage values, or the objective function values, or any combination thereof, via the graphical user interface.

US Pat. No. 10,558,895

DEEP LEARNING FOR THREE DIMENSIONAL (3D) GAZE PREDICTION

Tobii AB, Danderyd (SE)

1. A computer-implemented method for detecting three dimensional (3D) gaze, the computer-implemented method comprising:generating, by an eye tracking system based on a two dimensional (2D) image, a warped image centered around a user eye from the 2D image, wherein the 2D image is generated by a camera associated with the eye tracking system;
inputting, by the eye tracking system to a neural network, the warped image, wherein the neural network predicts a distance correction, a 2D gaze origin of the user eye in the warped image, and a 2D gaze direction of the user eye in the warped image based on the warped image;
generating, by the eye tracking system, a corrected distance between the user eye and the camera by at least updating an estimated distance based on the distance correction; and
generating, by the eye tracking system, 3D gaze information for the user eye based on the 2D gaze origin, the 2D gaze direction, and the corrected distance.

US Pat. No. 10,558,878

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ORGANIZING EDIBLE OR DRINKABLE MATERIALS

10. A system for organizing medication, the system comprising:a medication organization module, comprising computer-executable code stored in non-volatile memory;
a processor;
an object recognition imaging device; and
a user interface;
wherein the medication organization module, the processor, the object recognition imaging device, and the user interface are configured to:
receive patient data;
use the object recognition imaging device to determine spatial data and image data;
use the image data to display an actual image of a medication container including a plurality of compartments on the user interface;
use the object recognition imaging device to determine first data defining an actual arrangement of one or more actual medications disposed in at least one of the plurality of compartments;
determine second data defining a target medication arrangement based on the patient data and the spatial data; and
display confirmation data on the user interface if the first data is substantially the same as the second data.

US Pat. No. 10,558,876

AUTOMATIC DRIVING ASSISTANCE DEVICE AND AUTOMATIC DRIVING ASSISTANCE METHOD

DENSO TEN Limited, Kobe ...

1. An automatic driving assistance device comprising:an information acquirer configured to acquire information on a state of a cabin of a vehicle capable of automatic driving; and
a modifier configured to modify traveling characteristics in automatic driving according to the state of the cabin of the vehicle,
wherein the modifier modifies a parameter corresponding to an amount of operation that is varied by a driving operation by a driver in manual driving.

US Pat. No. 10,558,849

DEPICTED SKIN SELECTION

Adobe Inc., San Jose, CA...

1. In a digital medium environment to select exposed skin of persons depicted in digital images, a method comprising:determining, by a computing device, a bounding box for a person depicted in a digital image using a first machine-learning model configured to determine bounding boxes of persons depicted in image content;
generating, by the computing device, an object mask that indicates pixels of the digital image corresponding to the depicted person, the object mask generated using a second machine-learning model configured to generate object masks of persons depicted in image content given bounding boxes surrounding the persons;
identifying, by the computing device, the pixels indicated by the object mask having a color similar to at least one exposed skin color of the depicted person; and
generating, by the computing device, skin selection data describing the identified pixels.

US Pat. No. 10,558,809

SOFTWARE ASSURANCE SYSTEM FOR RUNTIME ENVIRONMENTS

ARCHITECTURE TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A method comprising:monitoring, by an analysis computing system, execution of one or more applications on a runtime computing system, wherein the runtime computing system includes a plurality of processing units that perform one or more operations during execution of the one or more applications;
during execution of the one or more applications on the runtime computing system, receiving, by the analysis computing system and from the runtime computing system, monitoring information that includes at least one of function call data or application programming interface call data associated with the one or more operations performed by the plurality of processing units during execution of the one or more applications, wherein the at least one of the function call data or the application programming interface call data comprises at least one ordered sequence of a plurality of function calls or application programming interface calls that are each intercepted by at least one function hook or application programming interface hook during execution of the one or more applications on the runtime computing system;
importing, by the analysis computing system, the monitoring information into a risk model;
analyzing, by the analysis computing system, the monitoring information within the risk model to determine one or more potential vulnerabilities and one or more potential impacts of the one or more potential vulnerabilities in the runtime computing system, wherein the one or more potential vulnerabilities are associated with execution of the one or more applications on the runtime computing system, and wherein the one or more potential vulnerabilities are further associated with at least one unexpected call sequence or unexpected call stack associated with the at least one ordered sequence of the plurality of function calls or application programming interface calls; and
outputting, by the analysis computing system and for display in a graphical user interface, a graphical representation of the one or more potential vulnerabilities and the one or more potential impacts in the risk model.

US Pat. No. 10,558,802

MOVING TARGET DEFENSES FOR DATA STORAGE DEVICES

NexiTech, Inc., Woodland...

1. A moving target defense method for securing at least one data storage device, comprising:changing, within a storage appliance, a device type of the at least one data storage device from “disk” to “unknown;”
obfuscating a command set for the at least one data storage device inside the storage appliance;
after a command is sent to the at least one data storage device from a host computer via the storage appliance, re-obfuscating the command set and reconfiguring a communications channel between the storage appliance and the at least one data storage device; and
statically linking an interface library on the host computer to an authorized application on the host computer, wherein the storage appliance allows the authorized application to access the at least one data storage device and blocks any other applications on the host computer from accessing the at least one data storage device.

US Pat. No. 10,558,644

SOURCE INDEPENDENT QUERY LANGUAGE

Vinyl Development LLC, M...

1. A computer-implemented method, the method comprising:obtaining data from a user interface, the data including a first set of fields and corresponding values;
executing a first executable statement against the data obtained from the user interface, including:
receiving the first executable statement, the first executable statement referencing a second set of fields in a dataset, the first executable statement having instructions to cause a query processor to perform operations on data in the dataset;
generating a second executable statement based on the first set of fields and the first executable statement, comprising:
determining a mapping between the first set of fields and the second set of fields,
specifying a derived dataset using the corresponding values and the mapping; transforming at least some of the corresponding values from the user interface to one or more other values based on the mapping; and
generating instructions comprising at least one proprietary function corresponding to at least one of the operations of the first executable statement, the generated instructions configured to cause the query processor to perform the operations on the derived dataset including the at least one operation; and
sending the second executable statement to the query processor.

US Pat. No. 10,558,623

SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION FOR RESOURCE DIRECTORY

Convida Wireless, LLC, W...

1. A method for use in an Internet of Things (IoT) network comprising a plurality of IoT servers and a resource directory, the method performed at the resource directory, comprising:registering a plurality of uniform resource identifiers (URIs) received from the plurality of IoT servers;
determining an initial ranking of the plurality of URIs based on measuring cross-links between each of the plurality of URIs;
generating a ranked database based on the initial ranking;
receiving a search query from a client entity;
determining, based on the search query, a real-time ranking of the plurality of URIs in the ranked database;
generating, based on the real-time ranking, a ranked list of the plurality of URIs, and
providing the ranked list of the plurality of URIs to the client entity,
wherein the real-time ranking of the plurality of URIs is determined based on checking sleep status of each of the plurality of IoT servers.

US Pat. No. 10,558,587

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSFER OF DATA TO OR FROM A MEMORY

STMICROELECTRONICS (GRAND...

1. A method for reading or writing data at an address of a memory, the data comprising a plurality of consecutive words that each have a plurality of bits, the method comprising:transferring the words to or from the memory in synchronization with a clock signal that has a plurality of clock cycles, each word being transferred in one cycle of the clock signal; and
scrambling or unscrambling the bits of the words by applying a first logic function to the bits of each word, wherein the first logic function is identical for the scrambling and the unscrambling and makes use of a bit-key that is dedicated to the word and is identical for the scrambling and the unscrambling, each bit-key coming from a pseudo-random series generated based on the address, wherein each bit-key is a single bit key, and wherein each bit-key is used to scramble or unscramble the plurality of bits of respective consecutive words of the plurality of consecutive words.

US Pat. No. 10,558,515

POLICY BASED DYNAMIC DATA COLLECTION FOR PROBLEM ANALYSIS

International Business Ma...

1. A computer program product, the computer program product comprising one or more computer readable storage media and program instructions stored on said one or more computer readable storage media, said program instructions comprising instructions to:operate a first computer system located at a first location and including a memory hardware device, with the operation of the first computer system including generation of a first plurality of log messages over time, and with each of the first plurality of log messages including information indicative of a status of operations of the first computer system;
store each of the first plurality of log messages as a data stream in a circular memory buffer data structure in the memory device hardware of the first computer system such that after the data stream of the first plurality of log messages fills a capacity of the circular memory buffer, newer log messages are written over older log messages in time order;
determine, by machine logic, that a first event of interest has occurred with respect to operation of the first computer system is indicated in a first log message of the plurality of log messages;
responsive to the determination that the first event of interest has occurred, filter the messages stored in the circular buffer memory at a time of the determination that the first event of interest has occurred to obtain a plurality of filtered log messages that includes only log messages occurring between: (i) a first predetermined amount of time earlier than a time of the first log message, and (ii) a second predetermined amount of time later than a time of the first log message; and
send, by the first computer system, through a communication network and to a second computer system, the plurality of filtered log messages.

US Pat. No. 10,558,498

METHOD FOR SCHEDULING DATA FLOW TASK AND APPARATUS

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for scheduling a data flow task in a distributed heterogeneous system comprising at least one working node, the method comprising:preprocessing the data flow task to obtain at least one subtask;
classifying a first subtask in the at least one subtask into a task group, wherein task groups of the distributed heterogeneous system comprise a central processing unit (CPU) task group, a graphics processing unit (GPU) task group, and a to-be-determined task group, wherein classifying a first subtask in the at least one subtask into a task group comprises:
classifying the first subtask into the CPU task group when the first subtask comprises indication information indicating that the first subtask is executed by a CPU; and
classifying the first subtask into the GPU task group when the first subtask comprises indication information indicating that the first subtask is executed by a GPU;
allocating the first subtask to a first working node in the at least one working node according to the task group to which the first subtask belongs and a resource status of the at least one working node;
determining that a CPU corresponding to the first working node executes the first subtask when the first subtask belongs to the CPU task group;
determining that a GPU corresponding to the first working node executes the first subtask when the first subtask belongs to the GPU task group; and
determining, according to costs of executing the first subtask by a CPU and a GPU, a running platform that executes the first subtask when the first subtask belongs to the to-be-determined task group, wherein each of the costs comprises duration of executing the first subtask.

US Pat. No. 10,558,460

GENERAL PURPOSE REGISTER ALLOCATION IN STREAMING PROCESSOR

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A streaming processor configured to execute a plurality of threads, the streaming processor comprising:general purpose registers included in a same memory of the streaming processor, the general purpose registers configured to store data associated with the plurality of threads, the general purpose registers comprising:
a first type of registers, each of the first type of registers configured to store data for a dedicated thread of the plurality of threads; and
a second type of registers configured to be allocated among the plurality of threads; and
a thread scheduler configured to:
receive a first instruction having a first latency and a second instruction having a second latency, the first latency and second latency being associated with execution of the respective first instruction and second instruction by the streaming processor, the first latency being above a threshold and the second latency being below the threshold;
direct the streaming processor to store data associated with the first instruction to be stored in a general purpose register of the first type based on the first latency being above the threshold; and
direct the streaming processor to store data associated with the second instruction to be stored in a general purpose register of the second type based on the second latency being below the threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,558,368

MEMORY SYSTEM AND OPERATING METHOD OF THE MEMORY SYSTEM

SK hynix Inc., Gyeonggi-...

1. A memory system, comprising:a plurality of memory devices;
a host controller suitable for generating a plurality of internal read commands based on an external read command, a size of read-requested data corresponding to the external read command and a minimum read size allowed in each of the plurality of memory devices; and
a memory controller suitable for:
sequentially generating a plurality of memory read commands, each corresponding to each internal read command,
checking whether operations in response to current and following internal read commands are carried out in an interleaved way, and
performing an interleaved read operation to the memory devices according to the sequentially generated memory read commands,
wherein, when a continuous check mode is activated, the memory controller generates and checks a following memory read command while a read operation according to a current memory read command is performed.

US Pat. No. 10,558,359

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR VIRTUAL STORAGE

SILICON MOTION TECHNOLOGY...

1. A device for virtual storage, comprising:a physical processor;
a hypervisor executed on the physical processor and configured to create at least one client virtual machine and a controller virtual machine; and
physical storage, clustered with physical storage of at least another device via the controller virtual machine to form a storage cluster;
wherein the controller virtual machine is further configured to define a virtual storage pool with customized properties in the storage cluster and create at least one virtual storage controller virtual machine to interface the at least one client virtual machine with the virtual storage pool without via the hypervisor so that the at least one client virtual machine accesses the virtual storage pool via the at least one virtual storage controller virtual machine and the controller virtual machine; and
wherein the at least one virtual storage controller virtual machine further creates a user management interface dedicated for a user to create access accounts for storage access, to manage respective authorities of the access accounts for accessing the virtual storage pool and to determine a storage array protocol for the communication between the at least one client virtual machine and the at least one virtual storage controller virtual machine, so that the user accesses the virtual storage pool via the at least one virtual storage controller machine.

US Pat. No. 10,558,178

CENTRAL PLANT CONTROL SYSTEM WITH LINEAR SOLVER FOR COMPUTATION REDUCTION

Johnson Controls Technolo...

1. A controller for an energy plant, the controller comprising:a processing circuit comprising a processor and memory storing instructions executed by the processor, the processing circuit configured to:
obtain plant netlist data describing a plurality of heat, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) devices of the energy plant and connections of the plurality of HVAC devices to corresponding nodes, each HVAC device configured to operate according to a corresponding operating parameter,
identify, from a plurality of thermodynamic states of the energy plant at a plurality of nodes, a first reduced subset of the plurality of thermodynamic states to be predicted based on the connections of the plurality of HVAC devices,
identify, from the first reduced subset, a second reduced subset of the plurality of thermodynamic states to be predicted by propagating a known value of the plurality of thermodynamic states using a linear solver,
predict the second reduced subset of the plurality of thermodynamic states using a non-linear solver,
determine the plurality of thermodynamic states of the energy plant at the plurality of nodes based on the predicted second reduced subset of the plurality of thermodynamic states,
determine a set of operating parameters of the plurality of HVAC devices based on the plurality of thermodynamic states of the energy plant at the plurality of nodes, and
operate the plurality of HVAC devices according to the set of operating parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,558,143

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS THAT CONTROLS A THERMAL FIXING CONDITION OF A FIXING PORTION BASED ON THERMAL CHARACTERISTIC INFORMATION OF TONER

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:an apparatus main body;
a plurality of cartridges configured to contain toners of a plurality of different colors, and configured to be detachably attached to the apparatus main body, each of the plurality of cartridges including a storage element that stores thermal characteristic information specific to the type of the toner contained therein, the toner being classified into one of at least two types of toner including a first type of toner and a second type of toner that are different from each other based on a degree of fixing performance of the toner to the recording material;
a reading portion configured to read the thermal characteristic information stored in the storage element of each of the plurality of cartridges, and to output the read thermal characteristic information for a combination of the plurality of cartridges;
a fixing portion configured to perform a fixing operation of thermally fixing a toner image, which is formed by the toners of the plurality of different colors contained in the plurality of cartridges, respectively, onto a recording material; and
a control portion configured (i) to receive the read thermal characteristic information, output by the reading portion, for the combination of the plurality of cartridges, and (ii) to set a fixing temperature for the fixing operation performed by the fixing portion based on the received thermal characteristic information for the combination of the plurality of cartridges,
wherein, if the received thermal characteristic information for the combination of the plurality of cartridges indicates that a toner, of the toners of the plurality of different colors, that is transferred first to the recording material is the first type of toner, the control portion sets the fixing temperature to be a first fixing temperature that is within a first fixing temperature range, and, if the received thermal characteristic information for the combination of the plurality of cartridges indicates that the toner that is transferred first to the recording material is the second type of toner, the control portion sets the fixing temperature to be a second fixing temperature that is within a second fixing temperature range, the second fixing temperature range being different, at least in part, from the first fixing temperature range, and the first fixing temperature range and the second fixing temperature range being set for optimal fixing of the toner that is transferred first to the recording material.

US Pat. No. 10,557,938

SENSOR SYSTEM, MOTOR VEHICLE, AND METHOD FOR CLEANING AN ULTRASONIC SENSOR

VALEO Schalter und Sensor...

1. A sensor system for distance measuring for a motor vehicle, comprising:at least one ultrasonic sensor with a sensor housing and at least one membrane with a membrane diameter that is capable of being electrically stimulated into vibrations, and
a control unit for controlling the at least one membrane and for detecting vibrations of the at least one membrane, wherein the control unit is configured to stimulate in a measuring mode the at least one membrane into vibrations with a measuring frequency and a measuring amplitude,
characterized in that
the control unit is configured to stimulate the at least one membrane in a cleaning mode into such vibrations that the sensor housing is put into vibrations with a housing amplitude that amounts to at least 1% of the membrane diameter.

US Pat. No. 10,557,918

MOBILE EMERGENCY PERIMETER SYSTEM AND METHOD

ARCHITECTURE TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A method for establishing and controlling a mobile perimeter at a fixed or moving geographic location and for determining a geographic location of an emitting radio frequency (RF) emitter in a vicinity of the mobile perimeter, comprising:at each of a plurality of RF sensors:
receiving an RF transmission,
processing the received RF transmission to produce RF signal data, and
wirelessly transmitting the RF signal data to a central station; and
at the central station, a processor:
executing a cross-correlation process to:
compare characteristics of pairs of RF signal data;
based on the compared characteristics, determine a time difference of arrival (TDOA) between RF transmissions received at each RF sensor of a pair of RF sensors, and
repeat the cross-correlation process for each pair of RF sensors from which RF signal data are received; and
using the TDOA values for two or more pairs of RF sensors, the processor determining a location estimate for the RF emitter.

US Pat. No. 10,557,899

ADJUSTMENT DEVICE FOR AN RF RESONANT CIRCUIT OF AN NMR PROBE HEAD

BRUKER SWITZERLAND AG, F...

1. Adjustment device for a radio frequency (RF) resonant circuit of a nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) probe comprising:a plurality of movable elements arranged in succession, wherein adjacent ones of the movable elements respectively mutually engage into one another so as to be movable relative to one another in a limited range,
wherein the movable elements each comprise at least one electrical functional part for adjusting the RF resonant circuit and N outwardly oriented electrical contact elements, where N is a natural number ?1, and
wherein each electrical functional part comprises at least two functional part terminals, and the electrical contact elements are each connected to one of the functional part terminals,
a first connection assembly configured to slidingly contact at least a portion of the movable elements from outside in order to connect the electrical contact elements of the movable elements depending on movement positions of the movable elements, and
a movement device configured to move at least one movable element of the movable elements.

US Pat. No. 10,557,894

REFERENCE SIGNAL CORRECTION CIRCUIT

Linear Technology Holding...

11. A circuit, comprising:means for receiving a first calibrated voltage based on a base-emitter voltage of one or more pnp transistors, a second calibrated voltage based on a base-emitter voltage of one or more npn transistors, and a reference voltage;
means for determining a set of reference values based on the first calibrated voltage, the second calibrated voltage, and the reference voltage;
means for calculating a gain correction factor based on a function of the set of reference values and a set of temperature-dependent values;
means for receiving an output signal based on the reference voltage; and
means for correcting the output signal based on the gain correction factor.

US Pat. No. 10,557,756

SHEARING INTERFEROMETER USING TWO OPPOSING SHEARING PLATES FOR LASER

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A shearing interferometer comprising:a first shearing plate including a first front surface and a first back surface parallel to the first front surface, where the first shearing plate splits an input beam when input to the first front surface into a first beam reflected at the first front surface and a second beam reflected at the first back surface;
a second shearing plate including a second front surface and a second back surface parallel to the second front surface, wherein the second front surface of the second shearing plate is disposed opposite to and facing the first front surface of the first shearing plate, the second shearing plate splits the first beam into a third beam reflected at the second front surface and a fourth beam reflected at the second back surface, and the second shearing plate splits the second beam into a fifth beam reflected at the second front surface and a sixth beam reflected at the second back surface; and
a diffuser disposed on a path through which the third to sixth beams advance,
wherein each of the first and second shearing plates has a thickness which limits a phase delay between the fourth beam and the fifth beam to a degree determined to allow interference to occur between the fourth beam and the fifth beam.

US Pat. No. 10,557,697

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO DIGITIZE CYLINDER HEAD COMBUSTION CHAMBERS

Paradyne Technologies Inc...

1. A computer numerical control machine comprising:a touch probe;
one or more memory units each operable to store at least one program; and
at least one processor communicatively coupled to the one or more memory units, in which the at least one program, when executed by the at least one processor, causes the at least one processor to perform the steps of:
receiving combustion chamber characteristics of the cylinder head combustion chamber;
receiving probe measurement variables that are used by the touch probe to measure the cylinder head combustion chamber;
generating probe measurement lines and probe measurement planes for each portion of the cylinder head combustion chamber using the combustion chamber characteristics and the probe measurement variables; and
digitizing probe measurement planes for each portion of the cylinder head combustion chamber by measuring, using the touch probe, positions along the probe measurement lines for each portion of the cylinder head combustion chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,557,577

SUBSEA HYDRAULIC COUPLING WITH METAL BORE LINER

National Coupling Company...

1. A female hydraulic coupling member for coupling with a probe of a corresponding male hydraulic coupling member, the female member comprising:a generally cylindrical body having a central axial bore;
a receiving chamber in the central axial bore configured for receiving the probe of the corresponding male hydraulic coupling member;
a pressure-energized C-seal having an internal cavity and positioned to seal between the body and the probe of the corresponding male hydraulic coupling member inserted in the receiving chamber and configured such that the sealing force of the pressure-energized seal increases with an increase in hydraulic fluid pressure; and
a sleeve lining at least a portion of the receiving chamber, the sleeve having an inside diameter (i.d.) and an outside diameter (o.d.) with a first end of the sleeve abutting a shoulder in the central axial bore and an opposing second end of the sleeve having an annular, axial projection with a larger i.d. and a smaller o.d. than the sleeve and with at least a portion of the extension projecting into the internal cavity of the pressure-energized C-seal.

US Pat. No. 10,557,576

FULL-ROOT-RADIUS-THREADED WING NUT HAVING INCREASED WALL THICKNESS

S.P.M. Flow Control, Inc....

1. A hammer union, the hammer union comprising:a threaded female sub;
a male sub;
a plurality of retainer segments concentrically disposed about the male sub; and
a threaded wing nut that is concentrically disposed about each of the threaded female sub, the male sub, and the plurality of retainer segments to couple the threaded female sub to the male sub;
wherein the threaded wing nut comprises:
a body having an axial length defined between first and second end surfaces, the body having an exterior surface extending between the first and second end surfaces;
a passage axially extending through the body from the first end surface to the second end surface, wherein the passage defines an interior surface of the body;
a first internal shoulder formed by the interior surface of the body that defines a portion of the passage;
an internal threaded connection formed by the interior surface that extends from the first end surface and towards the first internal shoulder; and
a plurality of circumferentially-spaced lugs extending radially from the exterior surface of the body;
wherein the plurality of retainer segments is radially positioned between the male sub and the threaded wing nut such that the threaded wing nut is concentrically disposed about the male sub but the interior surface of the body of the wing nut is spaced radially from the male sub;
wherein the body has a variable wall thickness defined between the interior surface of the body and the exterior surface of the body, with the variable wall thickness at the first internal shoulder being greater than the variable wall thickness at the first end surface;
wherein the internal threaded connection includes a first slanted surface; a second opposing slanted surface; and a curved surface that extends from the first slanted surface and to the second opposing slanted surface; and
wherein a first lug of the plurality of lugs extends along the entirety of the axial length of the body.

US Pat. No. 10,557,551

COMBINED OIL CONTROL RING

KABUSHIKI KAISHA RIKEN, ...

1. A combined oil control ring comprising:a pair of side rails, the pair of side rails including an upper side rail and a lower side rail; and
an axially corrugated spacer expander having upper and lower portions;
said upper and lower portions of said spacer expander comprising tabs pushing inner peripheral surfaces of said side rails, projections supporting said side rails, intermediate portions between said tabs and said projections, and two circumferential ends;
each of said intermediate portions opposing one of said side rails and having at least one groove with a curved or angled bottom; and
each groove primarily extending in a substantially circumferential direction and being recessed when viewed along a circumferential direction such that each groove connects the respective circumferential ends, and an oil on the intermediate portion can mainly flow in the substantially circumferential direction and downwardly from the respective circumferential ends of the groove.

US Pat. No. 10,557,413

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING LIQUID FLOW TO A TURBINE FOGGING ARRAY

Caldwell Tanks, Inc., Lo...

1. A method of adjusting pump output of a variable output pump supplying liquid to a fogging array positioned upstream of a combustion turbine, comprising:receiving weather sensor data indicative of one or more weather conditions of intake air of the combustion turbine;
identifying a target humidity value for the intake air;
determining, based on the weather sensor data and the target humidity value, a target pump output value indicative of a pump output required to change a moisture content of the intake air to meet the target humidity value;
adjusting the output of the variable output pump based on the target pump output value, the variable output pump supplying liquid to the fogging array positioned upstream of the combustion turbine;
ameliorating a leakage or blockage condition in the fogging array, wherein ameliorating the presence of the leakage or blockage condition comprises:
actuating a plurality of control valves into a plurality of configurations, each of the plurality of control valves controlling liquid throughput to one or more corresponding nozzles of the fogging array, wherein actuating the plurality of control valves into the plurality of configurations comprises:
actuating the plurality of control valves into a first configuration, of the plurality of configurations, in which a first control valve of the plurality of control valves is closed and a second control valve of the plurality of control valves is open, and
subsequent to actuating the plurality of control valves into the first configuration, actuating the plurality of control valves into a given configuration, wherein in the given configuration the first control valve is open and the second control valve is closed;
for each of the plurality of configurations, comparing an actual pressure value, for the liquid in a conduit between the variable output pump and the fogging array, to an anticipated pressure value,
wherein actuating the plurality of the control valves into the given configuration is based on the comparing for the first configuration indicating that the difference between the anticipated pressure value and the actual pressure value, for the first configuration, fails to satisfy a threshold; and
maintaining the given configuration, of the plurality of configurations, based on the comparing for the given configuration indicating that the difference between the anticipated pressure value and the actual pressure value, for the given configuration, satisfies the threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,557,411

COMPRESSED AIR ENERGY SYSTEM

1. A compressed air energy system for storing compressed air and extracting energy from the compressed air, the system comprising:an air compressor;
a storage tank connected to the air compressor for receiving compressed air from the air compressor and storing the compressed air;
an energy extraction apparatus configured to extract energy from the compressed air discharged from the storage tank;
a pressure regulator operatively disposed between the storage tank and the energy extraction apparatus, the pressure regulator being configured to control a flow of compressed air from the storage tank toward the energy extraction apparatus;
a first heater configured to add heat to the compressed air at a location between the storage tank and the pressure regulator; and
a second heater configured to add heat to the compressed air at a location between the pressure regulator and the energy extraction apparatus, the second heater being configured to facilitate heat transfer from air discharged by the energy extraction apparatus to the compressed air.

US Pat. No. 10,557,385

ENGINE VARIABLE CAMSHAFT TIMING PHASER WITH PLANETARY GEAR ASSEMBLY

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. An engine variable camshaft timing phaser (10), comprising:a planetary gear assembly (14) comprising:
at least two ring gears (26, 28), a first ring gear of said at least two ring gears (26, 28) receiving rotational drive input and one of said at least two ring gears (26, 28) transmitting rotational drive output to an engine camshaft;
a plurality of planet gears (24) engaged with said at least two ring gears (26, 28);
a sun gear (22) engaged with said plurality of planet gears (24); and
a wrap spring (76) having a pair of ends (82, 84), said wrap spring (76) interrelated with said sun gear (22) for causing abutment with one of said pair of ends (82, 84) and expansion or contraction exertions of said wrap spring (76);
wherein, when said planetary gear assembly (14) is driven by an electric motor (32), abutment with one of said pair of ends (82, 84) permits relative rotation between said first ring gear and the engine camshaft for advancing or retarding engine valve opening and closing, and when said planetary gear assembly (14) is back-driven by the engine camshaft, abutment with one of said pair of ends (82, 84) prevents relative rotation between said first ring gear and the engine camshaft to preclude advancing or retarding engine valve opening and closing.

US Pat. No. 10,557,369

DRAIN FOR A PRESSURE SENSING LINE

ROLLS-ROYCE plc, London ...

1. A drain for a pressure sensing line, the drain comprising a tube including a plurality of restrictors in flow series,wherein each restrictor comprises a constriction whose internal diameter is less than the internal diameter of the tube, and
wherein the last restrictor in flow series has a greater length in the flow direction than the other restrictors, the last restrictor has a length I2 and the other restrictors each have a length I1 in the flow direction, and I2 is between seven and eight times I1.

US Pat. No. 10,557,334

FLOW METER WELL TOOL

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A method comprising:separating fluid flowing through a wellbore into an internal fluid flowing internal to a volumetric well flow meter positioned within the wellbore and an external fluid flowing external to and alongside the volumetric well flow meter in an annulus between the wellbore and the volumetric well flow meter;
measuring differential pressures in the internal fluid and in the external fluid as the internal fluid and the external fluid flow through and alongside, respectively, the volumetric flow meter;
commingling, in a discharge grill component within the wellbore and downstream of the volumetric well flow meter, the internal fluid and the external fluid into a combined fluid;
measuring a differential pressure in the combined fluid along a length of the wellbore downstream of the discharge grill component; and
determining one or more fluid properties of the fluid flowing through the wellbore based, in part, on the measured differential pressures in the internal fluid, the external fluid and the measured differential pressure in the combined fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,557,104

MODULAR, MOBILE, AND AUTOMATED SOLVENT EXTRACTION AND DISTILLATION SYSTEMS, AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME

Botanex Intelletual Prope...

1. An automated system for solvent extraction of a plant-based raw material or other biomass material to produce a botanical extract, fats, oils, or other desirable solute, said system comprising:(a) an extraction reactor configured with (i) a sealed feed inlet for feeding a plant-based solid raw material, biomass, or other feed stock material, (ii) a solvent inlet for introducing lean solvent to said extraction reactor, (iii) one or more gas ports for introducing an inert non-condensable gas and/or a solvent vapor to said extraction reactor and/or for removing gases from said extraction reactor; (iv) optionally, a refrigeration cycle with the interior of said extraction reactor acting as an evaporator of said solvent, to sub-cool said plant-based solid raw material, biomass or other feed stock material; (v) a solid outlet for conveying solid material out of said extraction reactor; and (vi) a product outlet for removing rich solvent containing a botanical extract, or other precipitate, out of said extraction reactor;
(b) a closed-loop continuous-flow distillation unit configured to generate purified botanical extract and recovered solvent from said rich solvent containing said botanical extract; and
(c) a second-stage purge chamber configured to (i) receive said solid material and (ii) receive a heated inert non-condensable gas and/or said solvent vapor, wherein said second-stage purge chamber is effective to recover residual solvent contained in said solid material.

US Pat. No. 10,557,001

COMPOSITE MATERIAL AND RESIN COMPOSITION CONTAINING METASTABLE PARTICLES

CYTEC INDUSTRIES INC., P...

1. A fiber-reinforced polymeric composite material comprising:two or more layers of reinforcement fibers impregnated or infused with a curable thermoset matrix resin;
metastable thermoplastic particles positioned between adjacent layers of reinforcement fibers,
wherein the metastable thermoplastic particles are particles of semi-crystalline thermoplastic material with an amorphous polymer fraction that will undergo crystallization when the particles are heated to a crystallization temperature Tc.

US Pat. No. 10,556,834

HAZING CONTROL FOR CARBONATABLE CALCIUM SILICATE-BASED CEMENTS AND CONCRETES

SOLIDIA TECHNOLOGIES, INC...

1. A method for mitigating or reducing hazing on a concrete product, comprising:prior to curing cement to form a concrete product, adding to the concrete mixture an admixture comprising one or more components capable of reacting with one or more of soluble alkali, alkaline earth, sulfate or chloride ions to form a low solubility material; and
wherein the admixture comprises at least one highly soluble calcium salt.

US Pat. No. 10,556,783

FORKLIFT ADAPTER

Ivey Enterprises, L.L.C.,...

1. A forklift adapter comprising a payload securing means, said payload securing means comprising:a. a payload carriage comprising two parallel beams, each beam comprising two forklift fork insertion openings, said forklift fork insertion openings being spatially separated along said beam so as to accommodate coupling of the forks of a forklift with said forklift adapter, such that said forks of a forklift, when aligned perpendicular to said two parallel beams, pass through said two parallel beams; and
b. a payload securing means comprising two vertical supports and two bottom supports, each vertical support being connected to one beam at one end and to a bottom supports at the other end, wherein said two bottom supports are shaped substantially like the forks of a forklift and are parallel to said two parallel beams.

US Pat. No. 10,556,744

CONVEYING VEHICLE AS WELL AS BASE FRAME AND MODULAR SYSTEM FOR CONVEYING VEHICLE

1. A base frame universally usable for different modular conveying vehicles, wherein each of the conveying vehicles is configured to travel horizontally along a travelling direction within a storage and order-picking system, wherein the base frame comprises:a supporting frame;
a mounting structure connected to the supporting frame; and
at least one component-specific seating formed integrally and unitary with the mounting structure,
wherein the at least one component-specific seating includes a plurality of independent nose projections extending outwardly from a surface of the mounting structure, and
wherein each of the plurality of nose projections is resiliently movable independently of the other nose projections, such that the plurality of independent nose projections are configured to cooperate with each other to form a resilient clamp for positively holding a functional component of the conveying vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,556,691

SEAT TRACKS WITH COMPOSITE FRAMES

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A seat track comprising:a composite frame comprising first fibers and second fibers in a resin matrix,
the first fibers extending parallel to a principal axis of the seat track,
the second fibers extending within planes perpendicular to the principal axis of the seat track,
a tensile strength of the composite frame in a direction of the principal axis is greater than a tensile strength of the composite frame in any direction within the planes perpendicular to the principal axis, wherein at least one of:
an average fiber density of the first fibers within the composite frame is greater than an average fiber density of the second fibers within the composite frame,
a ratio of the average fiber density of the first fibers to the average fiber density of the second fibers is between about 2 and 20,
an average diameter of the first fibers is greater than an average diameter of the second fibers,
the first fibers are formed from a material different than the second fibers,
each of the first fibers and the second fibers are unevenly distributed throughout a thickness of the composite frame, or
a portion of the second fibers extends continuously between a first flange end and a second flange end of the composite frame; and
a reinforcement component attached to the composite frame.

US Pat. No. 10,556,632

BICYCLE SADDLE

PARADIGM INDUSTRIES AUSTR...

1. A bicycle saddle comprising:a seat frame for attaching a bicycle seat post, the seat frame comprising a rigid wire mount and a sub frame;
a saddle covering fixed to the sub frame; the saddle covering including a portion extending forwardly from a rearward portion to a centrally projecting soft compressible nose;
the seat portion adapted to support a rider's ischial tuberosities (or sit bones) in a comfort or cruising position;
the nose adapted to support the rider's pudendal or pelvic anatomy;
the sub frame comprising a one-piece shell that includes a forwardly projecting flange supporting the centrally projecting nose of the seat portion, the sub frame further having downwardly sloped lateral flanges disposed on each side of and spaced from the centrally projecting nose; wherein
the wire mount is fixedly connected to forward ends of the sloped flanges; the sloped flanges are adapted to provide continuous support to the ischial tuberosities as the rider slides forwardly and downwardly from the cruising to an aerodynamic position; the flanges adapted to enable the rider to bear weight in all cycling positions on the ischial tuberosities such that concomitant increase in perineal and pudendal regional pressure is at least one of substantially dissipated or absorbed by compression of the nose thereby facilitating full saddle contact and control at all times.

US Pat. No. 10,556,566

CARGO BLIND END CAP ASSEMBLY IN A VEHICLE

Ford Global Technologies ...

1. A cargo blind end cap assembly of a vehicle, comprising:an end cap including a housing having a recess adapted to receive a cargo blind bar; and
a seat belt retainer to retain and release a seat belt tongue, wherein the seat belt retainer is connected to the housing of the end cap to form a unitary structure and includes a clip to fasten the seat belt tongue;
wherein the cargo blind end cap assembly is adapted to be detachably connected to the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,556,554

MOUNTING STRUCTURE OF CAMERA

TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD., ...

1. A mounting structure of a camera, comprising:a camera configured to capture an image corresponding to at least a part of surroundings of a vehicle; and
a decorative member configured to be mounted on an exterior component of the vehicle and to cover the camera, wherein:
the decorative member and the exterior component are fixed and closely contacted with each other, and the decorative member covers the camera in such a manner that the camera is not disturbed when capturing the image; and
the camera is disposed in a region of an inside of the decorative member from an external surface of the decorative member;
the camera is disposed in the inside of the decorative member; and the decorative member is a half-mirror structure;
a tip end part in which a lens is disposed in the camera is fitted into a recessed part formed on an internal surface of the decorative member;
a portion corresponding to a viewing range of the camera in the decorative member is transparent or translucent; and
the decorative member is bonded to the exterior component to prevent water from entering the region inside the decorative member, which is occupied by the camera.

US Pat. No. 10,556,548

ADJUSTABLE ROOF RACK FOR A VEHICLE

DURA OPERATING, LLC, Aub...

1. An adjustment mechanism for a roof rack of a vehicle, the roof rack having a roof rail and a crossbar, the adjustment mechanism comprising:a first pin connectable to the crossbar;
a second pin connectable to the roof rail;
a housing assembly disposed on the second pin, the housing assembly including a bearing and a first biasing member both disposed within the housing assembly, the bearing translatable within the housing assembly, the biasing member disposed between the bearing and the housing assembly to bias the bearing member, the first pin disposed through the bearing; and
a second biasing member disposed on the second pin between the roof rail and the housing assembly to bias the housing assembly,
wherein the first pin is rotatable within the bearing to rotate the crossbar, the first pin is translatable with the bearing to move the crossbar in a first direction and a second direction, and the housing assembly is translatable along the second pin to move the crossbar in a third direction and a fourth direction.

US Pat. No. 10,556,547

ROOF RAIL

DURA OPERATING, LLC, Aub...

1. A roof rail, designed for fastening to a roof structure of a motor vehicle, comprising a rail profile and, in at least one sub-portion, a decorative profile for forming at least a first decorative surface, wherein the rail profile has a fastening leg on which fastening means act when the roof rail is mounted as intended on the roof structure, in order to secure the rail profile to the roof structure, and the decorative profile is connected load-free to the rail profile via the fastening leg,wherein the fastening means act on the fastening leg of the rail profile such that a load acting on the rail profile is introduced directly via the fastening means into the roof structure without a detour via the decorative profile.

US Pat. No. 10,556,538

VEHICLE ROOF ELEMENT

ROOF SYSTEMS GERMANY GMBH...

1. A vehicle roof element, including a glass pane having an exterior side and an interior side, and a transparent sealing compound which is fastened to the glass pane on the inside, at least one LED and at least one electrical line embedded in the sealing compound, the electrical line electrically contacting the LED, and the at least one LED and the at least one electrical line being arranged on a flexible foil, the sealing compound being an injection-molded part attached to the flexible foil by injection molding, wherein an agglomerate layer is arranged at least in regions on the glass pane and comprises agglomerates which are spaced apart from each other and are upwardly widened at least in sections, the agglomerate layer having an average gap width in the range of 3 to 500 nm due to the spaced apart agglomerates.

US Pat. No. 10,556,470

ROTARY JOINT ASSEMBLY FOR A TIRE PRESSURE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Dana Heavy Vehicle System...

1. A rotary joint assembly for a tire pressure management system, comprising:a rotating portion having a first air passageway and a second air passageway, the first air passageway and the second air passageway being in fluid communication with a chamber formed in the rotating portion;
a non-rotating portion having a third air passageway, an inner sidewall, and an outer sidewall, wherein the rotating portion is disposed between the inner sidewall and the outer sidewall and the third air passageway being in fluid communication with the second air passageway through a sealed space provided between the rotating portion and the non-rotating portion; and
a valve assembly positioned within the chamber, the valve assembly comprising a piston and a biasing member and allowing a flow of pressurized air to be directed from the first air passageway to the third air passageway or a flow of pressurized air to be directed from the third air passageway to the first air passageway.

US Pat. No. 10,556,456

LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A liquid ejecting apparatus, comprising:a supporting section configured to support a medium;
a first ejecting section capable of ejecting a pretreatment liquid onto the medium supported by the supporting section;
a first holding section configured to hold the first ejecting section; and
a leveling section provided on the first holding section and being capable of moving between a leveling position in contact with an ejection region onto which the pretreatment liquid is ejected and a non-leveling position in non-contact with the ejection region of the medium,
wherein:
the first holding section is capable of performing a reciprocating movement in a scanning direction,
the first ejecting section is configured to eject the pretreatment liquid in accordance with the reciprocating movement of the first holding section,
the leveling section is provided at the first holding section to move with the first ejecting section, and
the leveling section includes a first leveling section to be provided on a first side of the first ejecting section in the scanning direction and a second leveling section to be provided on a second side of the first ejecting section in the scanning direction.

US Pat. No. 10,556,451

RECORDING APPARATUS

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A recording apparatus comprising:a recording head that is provided with a plurality of nozzles and performs recording by ejecting liquid onto a medium from the nozzles;
a pair of transport rollers that transports the medium toward the recording head; and
a first path and a second path that cause the medium, transported in the medium transport direction with a first surface facing the recording head, to be curved with the first surface being as an inside at a position on an upstream side of a position of the recording head in the medium transport direction, and reverse the medium so that a second surface which is a surface opposite to the first surface of the medium faces the recording head to transport the medium again toward the recording head,
wherein both a length of a first curved path included in the first path and a length of a second curved path included in the second path are longer than a distance from a nip position in the pair of transport rollers to a most downstream side position of a head surface having the plurality of nozzles in the medium transport direction, and
wherein a curvature of the second curved path is greater than a curvature of the first curved path.

US Pat. No. 10,556,420

MEASURING AND CORRECTING PRINT-TO-PRINT REGISTER OF A MULTICOLOUR PRINT FORMED ON PRINTED MATERIAL

KBA-NOTASYS SA, Lausanne...

1. A process of measuring a print-to-print register of a multicolour print provided in an effective printed area of a surface of a printed material, the multicolour print being formed on the printed material by way of a printing press and including at least a first pattern and a second pattern distinguishable from the first pattern, the process comprising:forming the multicolour print on the printed material in several consecutive passes by way of multiple printing presses, the printed material being provided with a combination of printed patterns produced in accordance with different printing processes so that the multicolour print results from a combination of an offset-printed pattern and an intaglio-printed pattern;
providing a matrix arrangement of individual imprints with the multicolour print in the effective printed area, each imprint being repeated over the surface of the effective printed area along a pattern of rows and columns;
deriving a set of multiple measurements of an actual print-to-print register between the first and second patterns at various imprint locations over the effective printed area by repeating for multiple ones of the individual imprints processing and finding a correspondence between:
(i) at least one sample image of the printed material covering at least a portion of the first and second patterns; and
(ii) at least one corresponding reference image generated using prepress design data of the first and second patterns;
mapping the set of multiple measurements into a corresponding print-to-print register map that is representative of print-to-print register deviations at the various imprint locations,
wherein said correspondence between the at least one sample image and the at least one reference image is found by performing a cross-correlation between the at least one sample image and the at least one reference image, the cross-correlation including finding an optimum of a correlation function between the at least one sample image and the at least one reference image.

US Pat. No. 10,556,415

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BUILDING A 3D OBJECT FROM LAYERS OF PRE-STRIPPED SUBSTRATE

HIGHCON SYSTEMS LTD, Yav...

1. A system for additive manufacture, the system comprising:a. mechanized stripping apparatus configured to (i) receive pre-stripping substrate comprising substrate-waste portion(s) and substrate-retained portion(s) that are attached to each other and separated from one another by cut(s) within the substrate; and (ii) to transform the pre-stripping substrate into post-stripping substrate by selectively stripping away the substrate-waste portion(s) from the substrate-retained portion(s);
b. a stacking station configured to add an object-layer of the post-stripping substrate to a stack of previously-stacked object-layers so as to grow the stack of object-layers;
c. a substrate handling arrangement configured to: (i) transport previously-cut substrate to the mechanized stripping apparatus; and (ii) to transport post-stripping substrate from the mechanized stripping apparatus to the stacking station,
wherein the mechanized stripping apparatus, the stacking station and the stacking handling arrangement are configured to repeat the stripping, the substrate-transporting and the adding to further grow the stack, and wherein the system further comprises a bonding device configured to bond the stacked object-layers to build a three-dimensional object therefrom, wherein (i) the substrate handling arrangement is adapted to horizontally support a flat, thin substrate so as to define a substrate-plane; and (ii) the stripping apparatus includes:
I. at least one flexible and soft impact-element; and
II. a rotation-drive positioned and configured to rotate the flexible and soft impact-element around a rotation-axis so as repeatedly drive a peripheral portion of the impact-element across the substrate-plane.

US Pat. No. 10,556,249

ROBOTIC END EFFECTOR AND METHOD FOR MASKLESS PAINTING

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. An apparatus for applying a patterned coating on a surface, comprising:a fluid pump adapted to pump a coating fluid;
a line applicator adapted to be brought into contact with the surface for applying a line of the coating fluid on the surface;
a dispensing tip coupled with the fluid pump and the line applicator for dispensing the coating fluid to the line applicator;
a spray gun adapted to be coupled with a source of the coating fluid for spraying the coating fluid onto the surface; and
a manipulator having the line applicator, the dispensing tip, and the spray gun mounted thereon, wherein the spray gun is mounted offset from the line applicator.

US Pat. No. 10,556,235

FEEDBACK SYSTEM FOR PARALLEL DROPLET CONTROL IN A DIGITAL MICROFLUIDIC DEVICE

mirOculus Inc., San Fran...

11. A method of simultaneously determining the locations of multiple drops in a digital microfluidics (DMF) apparatus, the method comprising:applying voltage to a plurality of actuation electrodes in a first plate to move one or more droplets within a gap between the first plate and a second plate;
applying voltage to one or more ground electrodes in the second plate;
concurrently sensing, in a plurality of sensing circuits, wherein each actuation electrode is associated with a separate sensing circuit from the plurality of sensing circuits, a charging voltage while applying voltage to the one or more ground electrodes; and
determining a location of the one or more droplets relative to the plurality of actuation electrodes based on the sensed charging voltages by comparing the sensed charging voltages to a predetermined value or range of values to determine if a droplet is on or adjacent to an actuation electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,556,190

APPARATUS FOR GENERATING WATER VAPOR WITH HEAT-RETAINING MEDIUM AND FUEL CELL SYSTEM HAVING THE APPARATUS

MICO CO., LTD., Anseong-...

1. A water-vapor generating apparatus comprises:a chamber body having an inner space defined therein;
a partitioning member disposed within the inner space of the chamber body and configured to divide the inner space into a water-vapor discharge space and a heating space;
a tubular pipe having a first opened end connected to an external water-supply apparatus and a second opened end disposed in the water-vapor discharge space, wherein the tubular pipe extends through the heating space;
a heater configured to supply thermal energy to the heating space; and
a heat-retaining medium disposed in the water-vapor discharge space, the heat retaining medium comprising a material having a specific heat greater than that of the chamber body and the partitioning member and configured to absorb thermal energy and convert liquid water into water-vapor with the absorbed thermal energy,
wherein the chamber body has a water-vapor outlet connecting the water-vapor discharge space to a fuel reforming apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,556,169

LOCKING SYSTEM FOR A TREADMILL

The Giovanni Project LLC,...

1. A locking system for a treadmill, the treadmill including a tread that rotates around a front axle and a rear axle and a side rail on each side of the tread, the locking system comprising:a locking mechanism having a locked configuration and an unlocked configuration, wherein in the locked configuration the locking mechanism prevents the tread from rotating in a front-to-rear direction and in the unlocked configuration the locking mechanism allows the tread to rotate in the front-to-rear direction;
a controller;
a presence sensor in communication with the controller, the presence sensor positioned on the treadmill and configured to detect a user on the treadmill;
a weight sensor in communication with the controller, the weight sensor positioned on the side rail and configured to detect the user on the treadmill; and
a display positioned on the treadmill and configured to receive an inputted code indicating the user is on the treadmill and transmit the inputted code to the controller, wherein the controller is configured to:
move the locking mechanism to the unlocked configuration in response to the controller receiving signals from at least two of the presence sensor, the weight sensor and the display indicating that the user is on the treadmill; and
move the locking mechanism to the locked configuration in response to the controller receiving signals contemporaneously from both of the presence sensor and the weight sensor indicating the user is not on the treadmill.

US Pat. No. 10,556,155

TENNIS BALL PICKUP TUBE ATTACHMENT BAG

1. A tennis ball pickup tube attachment bag, comprising:one or more pieces of material attached together and forming an enclosed interior and a corresponding exterior, wherein the enclosed interior is configured to receive within and contain tennis balls;
a first opening into the enclosed interior, wherein the first opening is configured to receive the tennis balls through the first opening into the enclosed interior, and to couple to a top end of a tennis ball pickup tube so that the tennis balls that are picked up through a bottom end of the tennis ball pickup tube are received from the top end of the tennis ball pickup tube into the enclosed interior through the first opening;
a second opening into the enclosed interior that includes a closure, wherein the second opening is configured to be closed and opened by the closure so that the tennis balls that are received into the enclosed interior are held in the enclosed interior when the second opening is closed by the closure and the tennis balls can be emptied from the enclosed interior when the second opening is opened by the closure;
a first securing loop attached to and extending from the exterior adjacent to the first opening and configured to attach to a first retainer wing on the top end of the tennis ball pickup tube so that the first securing loop secures the top end of the tennis ball pickup tube toward the first opening when the top end is coupled to the first opening;
a second securing loop attached to and extending from the exterior adjacent to the first opening and configured to attach to a second retainer wing on the top end of the tennis ball pickup tube so that the second securing loop secures the top end of the tennis ball pickup tube toward the first opening when the top end is coupled to the first opening;
a first securing strap attached to and extending from the exterior adjacent to the first opening and configured to attach to a carry strap loop on the top end of the tennis ball pickup tube so that the first securing strap secures the top end of the tennis ball pickup tube toward the first opening when the top end is coupled to the first opening;
a second securing strap attached to and extending from the exterior adjacent to the first opening and configured to attach across the length of the tennis ball pickup tube and secure the tennis ball pickup tube adjacent to the tennis ball pickup tube attachment bag when the top end is coupled to the first opening; and
a third securing strap attached to and extending from the exterior distanced from the first opening and configured to attach across the length of the tennis ball pickup tube and secure the tennis ball pickup tube adjacent to the tennis ball pickup tube attachment bag when the top end is coupled to the first opening;
wherein the tennis ball pickup tube comprises an elongated tube extending between the top end and the bottom end of the tennis ball pickup tube and configured to receive the tennis balls into the elongated tube through the bottom end and to empty the tennis balls from the elongated tube through the top end.

US Pat. No. 10,556,147

JUMP ROPE HANDLES INCLUDING SYSTEMS AND METHODS THEREOF

Web Guidz, LLC, Wenatche...

1. A jump rope handle, comprising:a spindle assembly including a shaft coupled to one or more bearings, a doubly threaded fastener in a distal end portion of the shaft, and a collar around a distal end portion of the doubly threaded fastener;
a chuck assembly rotatably coupled to a distal end portion of the spindle assembly, the chuck assembly including a set of jaws; and
a chuck driving mechanism that includes the doubly threaded fastener and the collar of the spindle assembly and a portion of the chuck assembly, the chuck driving mechanism configured to open and close the set of jaws.

US Pat. No. 10,556,141

DIVING BOARD WITH COMPOSITE TREAD

S.R. SMITH, LLC, Canby, ...

1. A diving board comprising:a shell having a top surface and an opposite bottom surface, the shell having a length extending along a longitudinal axis from a base end to a front end, and a width extending transversely relative to the longitudinal axis from a first side to a second side;
a first pocket recessed to a depth relative to the top surface of the shell, the first pocket having a base surface, a first side wall and an opposite second side wall extending upwardly from the base surface and toward the top surface of the shell, and a cross wall extending upwardly from the base surface and transversely across from the first side wall to the second side wall, wherein the base surface extends to and adjoins with a front surface of the front end of the shell to form an open end of the first pocket along the front end of the shell; and
a first tread surface seated in the first pocket, the first tread surface mounted within the first pocket such that the tread surface is substantially flush relative to the top surface of the shell, and wherein the first tread surface terminates at the open end of the first pocket such that the first tread surface is substantially flush relative to the front surface of the front end of the shell.

US Pat. No. 10,556,111

IMPLANTABLE ASSEMBLY

Neuroloop GmbH, Freiburg...

1. An implantable assembly for locationally selective acquisition of neuronal electrical signals which propagate along at least one nerve fiber contained in a nerve fiber bundle and for selective electrical stimulation of the at least one nerve fiber, comprising:an implantable electrode assembly disposed on a biocompatible support substrate which is positionable around the nerve fiber bundle in a cuff, including a cylindrical support substrate surface orientated to face the nerve fiber bundle in an implanted state, on which a first electrode assembly is positioned for the locationally selective acquisition of the neuronal electrical signals and the selective electrical stimulation of the at least one nerve fiber, and on which a second electrode assembly is disposed to record an ECG signal;
an analysis and control unit which is electrically connectible to or is connected to the implantable electrode assembly, in which the locational selective acquisition of neuronal electrical signals and the ECG signal are analyzed in a time-resolved manner so that a neuronal time signal correlated with a physiological parameter is derivable;
a first comparator unit, connected to the analysis and control unit, for determining a characteristic relative time delay between the ECG signal and the neuronal time signal correlated with the physiological parameter;
a first function generator connected to the analysis and control unit, which generates a stimulation signal within a time window determined by the analysis and control unit on a basis of the relative time delay; the stimulation signal comprises n pulses which are in phase and temporal amplitude with a derived neuronal time signal correlated with the physiological parameter; and
a first signal to current converter coupled to the first function generator and the first electrode assembly, which leads the stimulation signal for selective electrical stimulation of the at least one nerve fiber to the first electrode assembly; and
the analysis and control unit, the first comparator unit, the first function generator and the first signal to current converter are part of an implantable module.

US Pat. No. 10,556,093

MEDICAL DEVICES, DRESSINGS, AND METHODS FOR CLOSING OPENINGS IN TISSUE

Confluence, LLC, Laguna ...

1. A noninvasive cinching device, comprising:a compliant adhesive pad defining a catheter-receiving opening;
a flexible elongate tensioner configured to be coupled to the compliant adhesive pad such that a tensioned section of the flexible elongate tensioner is spaced apart from and extends about both the catheter-receiving opening and a catheter extending through the catheter-receiving opening;
a tensioner retainer configured to hold the flexible elongate tensioner; and
a plurality of spaced apart holders coupled to the compliant adhesive pad, wherein the holders are arranged in a discrete fashion and configured to move radially inward toward the catheter such that the compliant adhesive pad applies sufficient radially inward shear pressure to a subject's skin to substantially decrease a radial distance between a perimeter of the catheter-receiving opening and the catheter to press the subject's tissue toward the catheter when the catheter is positioned in the catheter-receiving opening, a region of the compliant adhesive pad surrounding the catheter-receiving opening lays flat along subject's skin, and the flexible elongate tensioner is held by the holders, thereby inhibiting pericatheter leakage.

US Pat. No. 10,556,080

MASK SYSTEM COMPRISING A COMBINED AIR DELIVERY AND STABILIZING STRUCTURE

ResMed Pty Ltd, Bella Vi...

1. A mask system to deliver respiratory therapy to a patient, the mask system comprising:a patient interface that defines a breathing chamber and is shaped to seal against a face of the patient and deliver pressurized air from the breathing chamber into airways of the patient, the patient interface defining a first inlet port for introduction of pressurized air into the breathing chamber at a first location and a second inlet port for introduction of pressurized air into the breathing chamber at a second location that is spaced apart from the first location; and
a conduit headgear system that provides a combined air delivery and stabilizing structure for the patient interface, the conduit headgear system including:
a first inlet conduit to introduce pressurized air into the breathing chamber of the patient interface through the first inlet port of the patient interface, the first inlet conduit extending across a first side of a head of the patient when the mask system is worn by the patient, the first inlet conduit including a first elongate section that is adapted to extend across the first side of the head of the patient between a first ear of the patient and a first eye of the patient, the first inlet conduit including a first extension that is located above the first ear of the patient and that extends away from the first elongate section of the first inlet conduit towards a back of the head of the patient when the mask system is worn by the patient, wherein the first inlet conduit is biased open, is structured to collapse under weight of the head of the patient against bedding, and does not include anti-crush ribs provided to an inside surface of the first inlet conduit to prevent opposing inner walls of the first inlet conduit from engaging one another;
a second inlet conduit to introduce pressurized air into the breathing chamber of the patient interface through the second inlet port of the patient interface, the second inlet conduit extending across a second side of the head of the patient when the mask system is worn by the patient, the second inlet conduit including a second elongate section that is adapted to extend across the second side of the head of the patient between a second ear of the patient and a second eye of the patient, the second inlet conduit including a second extension that is located above the second ear of the patient and that extends away from the second elongate section of the second inlet conduit towards the back of the head of the patient when the mask system is worn by the patient, wherein the second inlet conduit is biased open, is structured to collapse under weight of the head of the patient against bedding, and does not include anti-crush ribs provided to an inside surface of the second inlet conduit to prevent opposing inner walls of the second inlet conduit from engaging one another;
a manifold to which the first inlet conduit and the second inlet conduit connect, the manifold adapted to receive pressurized air from an air delivery system and provide pressurized air to the first inlet conduit and the second inlet conduit, the manifold shaped to mount atop the head of the patient, the manifold including:
(i) a base portion adapted to contact the head of the patient at a center of the base portion, and connect with the first inlet conduit and the second inlet conduit, wherein the base portion is structured so that a surface of the base portion that is adapted to contact a top of the head of the patient matches a curvature of the top of the head of the patient when the mask system is worn by the patient, and
(ii) an inlet tube portion adapted to receive pressurized air from the air delivery system and connect with the base portion to deliver pressurized air to the base portion, wherein the inlet tube portion is structured to be non-collapsible under weight of the head of the patient against bedding,
wherein the manifold is structured to provide a transition from the first inlet conduit and the second inlet conduit each being structured to collapse under weight of the head of the patient against bedding to the inlet tube portion being structured to be non-collapsible under weight of the head of the patient against bedding; and
a back strap to extend across an occiput of the patient when the mask system is worn by the patient, the back strap connectable with the first extension of the first inlet conduit above the first ear of the patient and connectable with the second extension of the second inlet conduit above the second ear of the patient.

US Pat. No. 10,555,960

USE OF AN AMINOGLYCOSIDE FOR NONSENSE MUTATION SUPPRESSION AND THE TREATMENT OF DISEASE

PTC Therapeutics, Inc., ...

1. A method for treating a disease caused by premature translation termination, a nonsense mutation or a premature stop codon, for the purpose of minimizing the spread or worsening of said disease, comprising administering to a patient having said disease an effective amount of a compound having the structure of Compound 1:
having the name (2R,3S,4R,5R,6S)-5-amino-6-(((1R,2S,3S,4R,6S)-4,6-diamino-3-(((2R,3R,4R,5R)-3,5-dihydroxy-5-methyl-4-(methylamino)tetrahydro-2H-pyran-2-yl)oxy)-2-hydroxycyclohexyl)oxy)-2-(hydroxymethyl)tetrahydro-2H-pyran-3,4-diol, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or hydrate thereof; wherein, the compound is a purified stereoisomer.

US Pat. No. 10,555,923

METHOD FOR TREATING PAROXYSMAL NOCTURNAL HEMOGLOBINURIA

Enzychem Lifesciences Cor...

1. A method for treating paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), comprising administering to a patient in need thereof an effective amount of a compound of Formula 1:
wherein R1 and R2 are independently a fatty acid residue of 14 to 22 carbon atoms.

US Pat. No. 10,555,872

CONVENIENCE KITS FOR ASEPTIC STERILIZING AND DISPENSING

THORNE INTELLECTUAL PROPE...

1. Apparatus for being disposed within an uncontrolled, unsterilized and potentially contaminating surrounding environment while being used for sterilizing and dispensing liquid into containers and for capping and sealing the containers for delivery of protectively packaged sterile product into the environment, said apparatus comprising:a convenience kit comprising:
(a) a plurality of the containers, each container of said containers comprising an orifice through which liquid is dispensed into the container and a cap coupling;
(b) a plurality of caps, comprising one cap of the plurality of caps for each container, each cap comprising an exterior which is digitally accessible and has a connecting structure for capping, closing and sealing an associated container;
(c) a tray comprising cavities sized and shaped for holding each container and each cap in place during apparatus transport and, further, for immobilizing each container of said plurality of containers such that an associated cap of the plurality of caps can be facilely digitally affixed to the container;
(d) a filter component comprising a sterilizing grade filter disposed within a disk shaped housing and a pair of opposing extended length fluid communicating conduits, extending outward from said housing, providing a passageway to, through and from said filter;
(e) a plastic bag comprising an accessible opening for displacement of articles comprising said containers, said caps, and said tray into said bag before said opening is closed and sealed, and an exterior surface which completely envelopes and protects sterility of contents disposed therein thereby providing a completely shrouding shield for articles when said accessible opening is closed and sealed, said exterior surface further being continuous and comprising sufficient continuity and thickness to obstruct fluid displacement there through, having sufficient volume capacity to permit liquid to be displaced into each container and flexibility and suppleness for digital manipulation and having only a single hole, formed by perforating said exterior surface of said bag and closed by a gasket seal about a first conduit of said pair of opposing extended length fluid communicating conduits displaced through said hole, thereby providing for an aseptic pathway for displacing fluids into each container, said opening being closed and sealed once the contents are disposed therein and the bag and contents sterilized thereafter such that access to bag contents requires perforation of said exterior surface;
said filter component comprising a portion thereof disposed outside said bag, said portion comprising a second conduit of the pair of opposing extended length fluid communicating conduits which comprises a fitting which provides an entry orifice into the pathway, said fitting being open to the environment; and
a source for delivering non-sterile liquid through said filter, said source comprising a fitting, complimentary to said filter component second conduit fitting, which is affixed to said filter component conduit fitting for communicating liquid to the containers through first conduit of the pair of opposing extended length fluid communicating conduits and for digitally maneuvering said first conduit of the pair of opposing extended length fluid communicating conduits for dispensing liquid into each container without requiring displacement of said tray.

US Pat. No. 10,555,861

DYNAMIC HEADSET APPARATUS

Neural Analytics, Inc., ...

1. A dynamic headset apparatus comprising:a head cradle having a top surface and a bottom surface opposite the top surface, wherein the top surface is configured to receive a head of a subject and the bottom surface has a convex shape and is configured to face a platform on which the dynamic headset apparatus is placed; and
a device comprising an instrument configured to transmit or receive acoustic energy with respect to the head of the subject and be adjacent to the head of the subject when the head of the subject is in the head cradle.

US Pat. No. 10,555,860

SURGICAL TABLES

Eschmann Holdings Limited...

1. A surgical table comprising:a base comprising a chassis and rotatably connected to the chassis a plurality of wheels for supporting the surgical table on a floor, wherein a total number of the plurality of wheels for supporting the surgical table on the floor is only four, a first of the four wheels being driven and comprised in a swivel castor rotatably connected to the chassis;
a column extending from the chassis;
a tabletop coupled to the column and providing a patient support surface, the tabletop having a longitudinal direction; and
a drive system for causing a rotation of the first wheel relative to the chassis thereby to drive the surgical table along the floor,
wherein the swivel castor comprises a frame rotatably connected to the chassis for free rotation about 360 degrees about a first axis relative to the chassis, wherein an orientation of the frame is lockable relative to the chassis with the first wheel being longitudinally oriented relative to the longitudinal direction of the tabletop, and the first wheel rotatably connected to the frame about a second axis orthogonal to the first axis and comprising an integral electric motor, and wherein the chassis has first and second opposed end portions, wherein the four wheels consist of the first wheel at the first end portion, a second wheel comprised in a second swivel castor at the first end portion, wherein the second swivel castor is not driven, and third and fourth wheels at the second end portion.

US Pat. No. 10,555,855

MULTIFUNCTIONAL AIRCRAFT AISLE WHEELCHAIR AND RELATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Dane Technologies, Inc., ...

1. A wheelchair transfer system, comprising:(a) a wheelchair frame comprising a wheelchair seat and a wheelchair back;
(b) a lift system moveably coupled to the wheelchair back, the lift system comprising:
(i) first and second vertical rods;
(ii) a coupling component operably coupled to the wheelchair back, wherein the first and second vertical rods are slidably coupled to the coupling component, whereby the vertical rods can be moved laterally between an undeployed position and a deployed position;
(iii) first and second horizontal support arms operably coupled to the first and second vertical rods, respectively;
(iv) at least two pulleys operably coupled to the first and second support arms;
(v) a lift seat positionable on the wheelchair seat; and
(vi) a set of cables operably coupled to the at least two pulleys and the lift seat, wherein the lift seat can be moved between a raised position and a lowered position by the set of cables; and
(c) four wheels operably coupled to the transfer system.

US Pat. No. 10,555,852

CASTOR BASE WITH LOAD SENSOR

NOA Medical Industries, I...

1. An adjustable bed comprising:a main frame supporting a mattress;
a lift connected to said main frame and having an axle spaced from said connection to said main frame; and
a castor base rotationally connected to said axle, said castor base comprising:
two auxiliary beams, each auxiliary beam supporting at least one castor;
a load cell mounted to each of said auxiliary beams via a main housing and having a lever arm extending therefrom;
wherein said lever arm is of generally cylindrical shape; and
wherein a force applied to said lever arm in a direction generally perpendicular to a direction said lever arm extends from said main housing is detected by said load cell; and
a bushing positioned on each of said lever arms to rotate about said lever arm without rotating said lever arm it is positioned on;
wherein, said axle of said lift is connected to said bushing so that said axle can rotate relative to said castor base without rotating said lever arms; and
wherein, placing a mass on said main frame creates a force on each said lever arm detected by said load cell.

US Pat. No. 10,555,819

INTERVERTEBRAL SPINAL IMPLANT

Globus Medical, Inc., Au...

1. A cervical intervertebral implant for implantation in an intervertebral space between vertebrae, the implant comprising:a body having a front end, a rear end and opposed side walls extending between the ends, the body having an outer perimeter with a trapezoidal shape and an inner perimeter about an internal chamber, the body comprising:
an upper surface and a lower surface, the upper surface defined by a solid upper outer rim and a spaced apart solid upper inner rim and the lower surface defined by a solid lower outer rim and a spaced apart solid lower inner rim;
a solid front wall extending at the front end between at least the solid upper outer rim and the solid lower outer rim;
a solid rear wall extending at the rear end between at least the solid upper outer rim and the solid lower outer rim;
each of the side walls including at least one solid cross strut extending between the solid upper rims and at least one solid cross strut extending between the solid lower rims, wherein each solid cross strut has an associated curved contoured portion;
each of the side walls including at least one solid support structure extending between the upper surface and the lower surface, the solid support structure occupying a minimal space within each side wall; and
a porous structure integrally formed with the solid upper rims, the solid lower rims, each of the solid cross struts, and each of the solid structures in each of the side walls, the porous structure extending from the body outer perimeter to the body inner perimeter, and
wherein each solid cross strut and associated curved contoured portion define a contour of a surface serration.

US Pat. No. 10,555,812

METHODS FOR ANCHORING A HEART VALVE PROSTHESIS IN A TRANSCATHETER VALVE IMPLANTATION PROCEDURE

MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC.,...

1. A method of securing a heart valve prosthesis to a heart of a patient comprising:implanting a heart valve prosthesis having an anchor guide within one of a native heart valve or a previously implanted heart valve prosthesis, the anchor guide being fixed at each of a first end and a second end to the heart valve prosthesis, the anchor guide having an elongate guide member releasably secured thereto with an end or ends of the elongate guide member extending externally of the patient;
advancing an anchor tool having an anchor clip loaded therein along the elongate guide member to the anchor guide of the heart valve: prosthesis;
positioning the anchor tool at a securement site on the heart valve prosthesis; and
releasing the anchor clip from the anchor tool at the securement site to secure the heart valve prosthesis to the heart.

US Pat. No. 10,555,768

METHOD OF CONFIRMING SAFE DELIVERY PATHWAY TO PATIENT PRIOR TO ENERGY DELIVERY

Medtronic, Inc., Minneap...

1. A system for assessing integrity of an energy delivery pathway, the system comprising:an energy generator including a processing unit;
an electrode distribution system in communication with the energy generator;
an impedance measuring device in communication with the electrode distribution system;
a medical device in communication with the electrode distribution system including an elongate body having a proximal portion, a distal portion, and a lumen extending between the proximal portion and the distal portion, a treatment element at the distal portion having at least one electrode, and at least two electrode wires in electrical communication with the at least one electrode, the energy delivery pathway including at least a part of each of the at least two electrode wires,
the energy generator being configured to deliver a first current at a first frequency and a second current at a second frequency to the at least one electrode, the impedance measuring device being configured to:
before a delivery of treatment energy from the energy generator, identify a first wire impedance within the device elongate body, a second wire impedance within the device elongate body, and a first shunt admittance within the device elongate body;
during the delivery of the first current at the first frequency and the second current at the second frequency, calculate a first blood impedance external to the device elongate body, a second blood impedance external to the device elongate body, and a blood admittance external to the device elongate body based on the determined first wire impedance within the elongate body, the determined second wire impedance within the device elongate body, and the first shunt admittance within the elongate body;
during the delivery of the first current at the first frequency and the second current at the second frequency, calculate a third wire impedance within the device elongate body, a fourth wire impedance within the device elongate body, and a second shunt admittance within the device elongate body based on the first blood impedance external to the device elongate body, the second blood impedance external to the device elongate body, and the blood admittance external to the device elongate body; and
at least one of:
compare the calculated third wire impedance within the device elongate body and the calculated fourth wire impedance within the device elongate body to determine if a fault in the energy delivery pathway exists; and
compare the second shunt admittance within the device elongate body to a threshold blood admittance value to determine if a fault in the energy delivery pathway exists.

US Pat. No. 10,555,724

ULTRASOUND PROBE CALIBRATION PHANTOM, ULTRASOUND PROBE CALIBRATION SYSTEM AND CALIBRATION METHOD THEREOF

SHENZHEN INSTITUTES OF AD...

1. A method of calibration of an ultrasonic probe, comprising following steps:fixing a calibration phantom of the ultrasonic probe in a ultrasonic water tank, and enabling purified water in the ultrasonic water tank to exactly submerge the calibration phantom of the ultrasonic probe, wherein a concave groove is formed in the middle of the upper surface of the calibration phantom of the ultrasonic probe; and a plurality of conical holes are formed on the side surface of the calibration phantom of the ultrasonic probe;
fixing a two-dimensional ultrasonic probe in the concave groove, and further fixing a locating and tracking device in the two-dimensional ultrasonic probe;
inserting puncture probes in the conical holes, and acquiring tips of the puncture probes through ultrasonic images;
simultaneously acquiring position information of the tips and position information of the locating and tracking device in a world coordinate system through the puncture probes, and respectively marking the position information of the tips and the position information of the locating and tracking device as yi and TS?W;
recording the pixel position information of the tips on the ultrasonic image plane, and marking the pixel position information as xi, wherein yi=TS?W·TP?S·xi, and TP?S is a transformation matrix from an unknown ultrasonic imaging plane coordinate system P to an ultrasonic probe locating device coordinate system S; and
solving the transformation matrix TP?S by an image registration algorithm based on an iterative closest point to synchronously acquire space calibration and time calibration;
wherein, the method further comprises following steps:
changing the positions of the puncture probes in the calibration phantom of the ultrasonic probe, acquiring a point set pair of positions of at least six tips, and marking the point set pair as Y={yi, i?m} and X={xi, i?n}, where m is not equal to n, and m and n are natural numbers; and
solving an optimal transformation matrix T to enable the point set pair Y={yi, i?m} and X={xi, i?n} to be aligned with each other;
wherein, solving the optimal transformation matrix T to enable the point set pair Y={yi, i?m} and X={xi, i?n} to be aligned with each other comprises:
step 1: transforming every point xi ?X of a set X by using a formula (1) through a transformation matrix Tk, finding a point which is the closest to Tk (xi) in a set Y, and marking the point as a corresponding point cik of kth iteration to obtain a set (xi, cik) of a corresponding point pair, wherein the formula (1) is as follows:
andstep 2: solving a transformation matrix T according to a set (xi, cik) by using a formula (2) to obtain a direct transformation relation of a description point set pair Y={yi, i?m} and X={xi, i?n} wherein the formula (2) is as follows:
anditeratively carrying out step 1 and step 2, and solving to obtain an optimal transformation matrix T to enable the point set pair Y={yi, i?m} and X={xi, i?n} to be aligned with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,555,705

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DYNAMICALLY AND INTELLIGENTLY MONITORING A HOST'S GLYCEMIC CONDITION AFTER AN ALERT IS TRIGGERED

DexCom, Inc., San Diego,...

1. A method for improving an interface with a continuous analyte sensor by avoiding unnecessary hyperglycemic alerts, the method comprising:determining, by a processor module, that sensor data from the continuous analyte sensor meet one of one or more first criteria associated with a hyperglycemic condition of a host or one or more first criteria associated with a hypoglycemic condition of a host;
modifying a user interface associated with the continuous analyte sensor to indicate a first hyperglycemic alert when the data meets the one or more first criteria associated with the hyperglycemic condition or a first hypoglycemic alert when the data meets the one or more first criteria associated with the hypoglycemic condition;
actively monitoring, by the processor module, data associated with the hypoglycemic or hyperglycemic condition during a waiting time period; and
modifying, by the processor module, the user interface during the waiting time period to indicate a second hyperglycemic alert based on the data associated with the hyperglycemic condition meeting one or more second criteria during the waiting time period or a second hypoglycemic alert based on the data associated with the hypoglycemic condition meeting one or more second criteria during the waiting time period; and
transitioning to an inactive alert state based on the data associated with the hyperglycemic condition or hypoglycemia condition not meeting one or more third criteria after the waiting time period.

US Pat. No. 10,555,703

MONITORING OXYGEN UPTAKE OF A PATIENT UNDER ANESTHESIA

Wolf H. Stapelfeldt, Bal...

1. A method for assessing a patient's risk for postoperative complications and for assigning a patient to post-surgical care, comprising:monitoring an arterial blood pressure for the patient at a blood pressure monitor to produce a time series of arterial blood pressure values;
determining a representative arterial blood pressure value from the time series of arterial blood pressure values;
monitoring a respiratory rate and a tidal volume at a respiratory monitor;
monitoring a fraction of inspired oxygen, and a fraction of expired oxygen for a patient under anesthesia at an oxygen concentration sensor;
estimating, via stored instructions executable by a processor, a pulmonary oxygen uptake rate (ViO2) for the patient from the monitored respiratory rate, tidal volume, fraction of inspired oxygen, and fraction of expired oxygen, at periodic intervals to produce a time series of ViO2 values;
determining, via stored instructions executable by the processor, a representative ViO2 value from the time series of ViO2 values;
determining, via stored instructions executable by the processor, a risk score for the patient as a function of the representative ViO2 value; and
assigning the patient to a first post-surgical care option if the risk score meets a threshold value and to a second post-surgical care option if the risk score fails to meet the threshold value, via stored instructions executable by the processor;
wherein determining the risk score for the patient as the function of the representative ViO2 value comprises determining the risk score for the patient as a ratio of the representative ViO2 value to the representative arterial blood pressure value.

US Pat. No. 10,555,668

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD FOR AN INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM HAVING STORED THEREON AN EXECUTION PROGRAM FOR THE CONTROL METHOD

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An information processing apparatus comprising:a data extracting unit configured to partially extract, from an output from a sampling unit which samples interference light between (a) return light from an object to be inspected which is irradiated with measuring light and (b) reference light corresponding to the measuring light, A-scan data corresponding to a longer sampling interval than an interval for sampling the interference light by the sampling unit so as to generate A-scan data sets each of which is different from others of the A-scan data sets;
a generating unit configured to generate (a) first tomographic images regarding first B-scan data sets obtained at a first time and (b) second tomographic images regarding second B-scan data sets obtained at a second time different from the first time, the first B-scan data sets and the second B-scan data sets being B-scan data sets corresponding to the generated A-scan data sets, wherein B-scan data of the first B-scan data sets and of the second B-scan data sets are obtained by using A-scan data sets obtained by scanning the object with the measuring light;
a position alignment unit configured to perform a position alignment between at least one of the first tomographic images and at least one of the second tomographic images; and
a forming unit configured to form tomographic information of the object to be inspected by using tomographic images obtained by performing the position alignment.

US Pat. No. 10,555,651

APPARATUS FOR SEPARATING PARTICLES FROM AN AIRFLOW

Dyson Technology Limited,...

1. An apparatus for separating particles from an airflow, the apparatus comprising:a housing comprising an inner wall; and
a body positioned within the housing and separated therefrom so as to define an annular flow path between the body and the inner wall;
the housing being rotationally stationary, and the body being rotatable relative to the housing about a rotational axis, the body comprising:
an impeller section having a first set of blades extending from the body into the annular flow path towards the inner wall of the housing, the impeller section being rotatable for generating airflow through the apparatus and for generating swirl within the airflow, and
a turbine section located downstream of the impeller section and spaced along the rotational axis from the impeller section, the turbine section having a second set of blades for recapturing rotational energy from the airflow.

US Pat. No. 10,555,618

MATTRESS PROTECTORS, MATTRESSES COVERED BY MATTRESS PROTECTORS, AND RELATED METHODS

Purple Innovation, LLC, ...

1. A mattress protector, comprising:a single continuous composite sheet having a non-deformed length and a non-deformed width,
the composite sheet including:
a fabric with between 4% to 15% by weight elastomeric fibers; and
a water impermeable polymer carried by the fabric with a greatest average layer of thickness of 0.0015, wherein the fabric is embedded within a layer of the water impermeable polymer;
wherein the composite sheet is capable of repeatedly stretching to a deformed length of at least 115% of the non-deformed length and returning to within 8% of the non-deformed length without rupture or permanent wrinkling of the composite sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,555,614

BOTTOM BED COMBINATION

Apex Health Care Mfg. Inc...

1. A bottom bed combination comprising:a first bed bottom, a second bed bottom, two fastening units and a plurality of stands;
wherein:
the first bed bottom includes a first bed frame and a first bed board;
the first bed frame is provided with a plurality of first bases;
the first bed frame has a lower portion provided with a first linkage and a first electric cylinder;
the second bed bottom includes a second bed frame juxtaposed to the first bed frame and a second bed board juxtaposed to the first bed board;
the second bed frame is provided with a plurality of second bases;
the second bed frame has a lower portion provided with a second linkage and a second electric cylinder;
each of the two fastening units includes a mount detachably mounted on the first bed frame and the second bed frame, and a pin extending through the mount, the first bed frame and the second bed frame, to connect the first bed frame and the second bed frame by the mount; and
the stands are respectively secured on the first bases of the first bed frame, the second bases of the second bed frame and the mount of each of the two fastening units.

US Pat. No. 10,555,612

ADJUSTABLE HEAD SUPPORTING TRAVEL ACCESSORY

Coolside Limited, Glasgo...

1. An adjustable head supporting apparatus configured, in use, to be anchored against a user's neck, wherein the apparatus comprises:a contoured head element;
a contoured shoulder element; and
at least one connecting member connectable to each of the head element and the shoulder element;
wherein the at least one connecting member is configured to link respective ends of the head element with respective ends of the shoulder element; and
wherein the at least one connecting member facilitates displacing the head element and the shoulder element to adjust spacing between the head element and the shoulder element, wherein displacement of a first end of the head element relative to a first end of the shoulder element can be independent of displacement of a second end of the head element relative to a second end of the shoulder element;
at least one fastening unit joins the connecting member, the head element and the shoulder element, wherein the fastening unit is operable to lock together the connecting member, the head element and the shoulder element thereby preventing displacement of the head and shoulder element; and wherein upon releasing the fastening unit displacement of the head and shoulder element is permitted, wherein the fastening unit comprises:
an actuator, which facilitates manual release and manual displacement of the fastening unit relative to the connecting member, the head element and the shoulder element, and wherein displacement of the fastening unit causes displacement of corresponding ends of the head and shoulder element; and
a retaining element configured to engage with the connecting member, thereby preventing displacement of the fastening unit until release of the retaining element from the connecting member; and
wherein, in use, at least the head element and the shoulder element are encased within a fabric garment, wherein, in use, the fabric garment anchors the adjustable head supporting apparatus against a user's neck,
wherein the fastening unit further comprises a resilient member operable to bias the fastening unit to a locked configuration,
wherein upon applying a bias-overriding load to the fastening unit, via the actuator, the fastening unit is released and capable of displacing the head and shoulder element.

US Pat. No. 10,555,502

STUFFED TOY CONTAINING CAT ATTRACTANT MATERIAL

THE HARTZ MOUNTAIN CORPOR...

1. A stuffed toy, comprising:a body and a head connected to the body, the body and the head together defining an internal space and forming an exterior of the stuffed toy; and
a container at least partially filled with a cat attractant material which emits an aroma, wherein the container is irremovably disposed within the internal space of the stuffed toy,
wherein the container includes a first opening located in a portion of the internal space corresponding to the head, in a portion of the internal space corresponding to a boundary between the body and the head, or in a portion of the internal space corresponding to the body but at a vicinity of the head,
wherein the first opening of the container is configured to remain open within the internal space of the stuffed toy, and the exterior of the stuffed toy is at least partially permeable to air such that the aroma emitted from the cat attractant material is greater at the head of the stuffed toy as compared to along the body.
US Pat. No. 10,556,935

COMPOSITIONS FOR IMPROVING CELLS AND ORGANISMS

PRIMORDIAL GENETICS INC.,...

1. A nucleic acid molecule comprising:(a) the nucleotide sequence SEQ ID NO: 47;
(b) the nucleotide sequence that is complementary to the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 47; or
(c) a nucleotide sequence encoding an amino acid sequence that is at least 90% identical to SEQ ID NO: 110.
US Pat. No. 10,555,926

USE OF CABAZITAXEL IN THE TREATMENT OF PROSTATE CANCER

Erasmus University Medica...

1. A method of treating a patient suffering from prostate cancer comprising determining the androgen receptor mRNA splice variant 7 (AR-V7)-status in said patient and administering a therapeutically effective amount of cabazitaxel in base form or in the form of an hydrate or a solvate, to an AR-V7-positive patient, in combination with a corticoid.
US Pat. No. 10,555,927

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR ENHANCING SEXUAL PLEASURE AND PERFORMANCE

ILYSM, LLC, Murray, UT (...

1. A method of treating sexual dysfunction in a human in need thereof comprising:a) administering orally by ingestion which is not smoking or applying topically to said human in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a cannabinoid component comprising at least one of tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol;
b) administering orally by ingestion which is not smoking or applying topically to said human in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a sexual response component selected from the group consisting of sildenafil, tadalafil, and vardenafil; and
c) the cannabinoid component and the sexual response component effectively treating said sexual dysfunction in said human in need thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,557,085

PHOTOALIGNMENT COMPOSITION

ROLIC AG, Zug (CH)

1. A photoalignment composition comprisinga) at least a single photoalignment polymer, and
b) at least a single solvent of formula (I)
(R—CO—O—R?),
wherein R and R? are independently from each other a straight-chain alkyl, or branched alkyl chain; with the proviso that at least one alkyl chain is branched.
US Pat. No. 10,555,885

LOW VISCOUS COSMETIC COMPOSITION USING A NATURAL EMULSIFYING AGENT

AMOREPACIFIC CORPORATION,...

1. A method for enhancing luster of skin and whitening skin of a subject, comprising applying to the skin of the subject a cosmetic composition containing:a mixture of a first naturally-derived saccharide-based surfactant selected from the group consisting of polyglyceryl-3-methyl glucose distearate, inulin lauryl carbamate, and a mixture thereof; and a second naturally-derived saccharide-based surfactant selected from the group consisting of sucrose fatty acid ester, cetearyl glucoside, arachidyl glucoside, C12-20 alkylglucoside, and a mixture thereof;
a naturally-derived oil-soluble ingredient; and
a mixture of niacinamide and at least one ingredient selected from the group consisting of green tea polysaccharide and mushroom-derived yeast extract; and
wherein a weight ratio of the first naturally-derived saccharide-based surfactant to the second naturally-derived saccharide-based surfactant is 0.4 to 2.5;
wherein the composition has a viscosity of 1,000 cps to 4,000 cps as measured with Spindle No. 3 at 12 rpm using a Brookfield viscometer;
wherein the composition contains a mixture of the first naturally-derived saccharide-based surfactant and the second naturally-derived saccharide-based surfactant in an amount of 0.20 wt. % to 1.50 wt. % with respect to the total weight of the composition;
wherein the composition contains the naturally-derived oil-soluble ingredient in an amount of 5 wt. % to 15 wt. % with respect to the total weight of the composition;
wherein the content of the at least one ingredient selected from green tea polysaccharide and mushroom-derived yeast extract is 0.01 wt. % to 5.0 wt. % with respect to the total weight of the composition; and
wherein the content of the niacinamide is 2 wt. % with respect to the total weight of the composition.

US Pat. No. 10,561,030

RADIO FREQUENCY SUBSCRIBER DROP UNITS HAVING PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS WITH GROUND PLANE LAYERS AND/OR HOUSINGS WITH GROUND WALLS

CommScope, Inc. of North ...

1. A passive radio frequency (“RF”) subscriber drop unit, comprising:a housing having a top wall and a plurality of sidewalls that define an open interior;
a female coaxial input port that extends from outside of the housing to the open interior of the housing;
a female coaxial output port that extends from outside of the housing to the open interior of the housing;
a printed circuit board mounted in the open interior of the housing; and
a ground wall that projects downwardly from an interior face of the top wall, the ground wall extending between the sidewalls, wherein the ground wall is electrically connected to a conductive ground plane of the printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,561,023

METHOD OF MAKING AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING A THIN FILM RESISTOR FORMED ON AN LCP SOLDER MASK AND RELATED DEVICES

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. An electronic device comprising:a substrate having opposing first and second major surfaces and comprising liquid crystal polymer (LCP);
a plurality of electrically conductive vias through the substrate;
at least one circuit layer comprising a plurality of solder pads carried by the first major surface of the substrate and coupled to respective ones of the plurality of electrically conductive vias;
a plurality of LCP solder masks each carried by a respective one of the first and second major surfaces of the substrate, each LCP solder mask having a plurality of mask openings extending between first and second major surfaces thereof; and
at least one thin film resistor carried by at least one of the plurality of LCP solder masks and coupled between a corresponding pair of adjacent electrically conductive vias from among the plurality of electrically conductive vias;
each LCP solder mask being directly coupled to the substrate without an adhesive layer with the plurality of solder pads being aligned with the plurality of mask openings.

US Pat. No. 10,561,016

FLEXIBLE CIRCUIT BOARD, COF MODULE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE COMPRISING THE SAME

LG INNOTEK CO., LTD., Se...

1. A flexible circuit board comprising:a substrate;
a first wiring pattern layer provided on a first surface of the substrate;
a first plating layer provided on the first wiring pattern layer and including a first open area;
a second plating layer provided on the first plating layer and including a second open area;
a first protective layer that directly contacts one surface of the first wiring pattern layer exposed at the first open area, a side surface of the first plating layer, and a side surface of the second plating layer;
a second wiring pattern layer provided under a second surface opposite to the first surface of the substrate;
a third plating layer provided under the second wiring pattern layer;
a fourth plating layer provided under the third plating layer; and
a second protective layer provided under the fourth plating layer,
wherein the first protective layer is provided higher than an upper surface of the second plating layer,
wherein a width of the second open area of the second plating layer is larger than a width of the first open area of the first plating layer, and
wherein an upper surface of the first plating layer exposed in the second open area is in direct contact with the first protective layer.

US Pat. No. 10,561,006

ENVIRONMENT OPTIMIZATION FOR SPACE BASED ON PRESENCE AND ACTIVITIES

Steelcase Inc., Grand Ra...

1. An environment control system for controlling space experiences within a defined space within a facility, the system comprising:a lighting device located within the space, the lighting device controllable to generate a plurality of visually distinguishable lighting effects within the space;
a sensor for sensing user activities within a first space;
at least one emissive surface;
a controller linked to the sensor, the at least one emissive surface and to the lighting device, the controller programmed to perform the steps of:
sensing occupancy of the space;
sensing a user parameter associated with a posture of the user that occupies the space; and
controlling the lighting device to generate at least one of the plurality of lighting effects when the space is unoccupied, to generate another of the plurality of lighting effects when the space is occupied, and identifying at least a portion of the at least one emissive surface for use based on a user parameter associated with the posture of the user.

US Pat. No. 10,561,003

ILLUMINATION METHOD, ILLUMINATION APPARATUS AND STORAGE MEDIUM

BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOF...

1. An illumination method for an intelligent flashlight, comprising:acquiring reference route information, via an acquiring module, for current navigation from a terminal communicably connected with the intelligent flashlight, wherein the reference route information is a reference route for navigation generated by the terminal;
acquiring current route information of the intelligent flashlight via a judging module, wherein the current route information is a route that a user is travelling in real time which is acquired by the intelligent flashlight based on its positioning function or from the terminal;
determining, via the judging module, whether the current route information is consistent with the reference route information, and generating a route determination result; and
determining an illumination mode of the intelligent flashlight, via a determining module, according to the route determination result, wherein the illumination mode comprises a lighting parameter of the intelligent flashlight.

US Pat. No. 10,560,969

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD FOR COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, AND PROGRAM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A communication apparatus capable of performing wireless communication via a first communication method and a second communication method compliant with the IEE 802.11 standard, the communication apparatus comprising:an execution unit configured to execute an operation mode selectively from among a first operation mode, a second operation mode, and a third operation mode, the first operation mode being an operation mode which is used in the second communication method and in which the communication apparatus performs communication compliant with the IEEE802.11 standard via a wireless network created by the communication apparatus, the second operation mode being an operation mode which is used in the second communication method and in which the communication apparatus performs communication compliant with the IEEE802.11 standard via a wireless network created by an external apparatus, and the third operation mode being an operation mode in which communication compliant with the IEEE802.11 standard based on the first operation mode and communication compliant with the IEEE802.11 standard based on the second operation mode are concurrently performed;
a selection unit configured to select either a first communication parameter for establishing a connection with the wireless network created by the communication apparatus or a second communication parameter for establishing a connection with the wireless network created by the external apparatus as a communication parameter to be provided to another communication apparatus via the first communication method, based on a selection by a user in a case where the third operation mode is executed by the execution unit;
a providing unit configured to provide a communication parameter to the another communication apparatus, the communication parameter which is to be provided by the providing unit being switched between the first communication parameter and the second communication parameter, wherein the providing unit provides the first communication parameter without the selection by the user based on that the execution unit executes the first operation mode, the second communication parameter without the selection by the user based on that the execution unit executes the second operation mode, and either the first communication parameter or the second communication parameter selected by the selection unit based on that the execution unit executes the third operation mode; and
a communication unit configured to communicate with the another communication apparatus via the second communication method compliant with the IEEE802.11 standard, to which the communication parameter has been provided by the providing unit via the first communication method, by using the operation mode corresponding to the communication parameter provided by the providing unit.

US Pat. No. 10,560,954

LOW LATENCY TRANSMISSION CONFIGURATION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method, in a network node of a wireless communication system, wherein the wireless communication system is adapted to operate in accordance with a first—system standard—latency requirement comprising a first latency, the method comprising:receiving a message from a wireless communication device, the message indicating that the wireless communication device is adapted to transmit data associated with a second latency requirement comprising a second latency which is lower than the first latency;
selecting a first configuration for the wireless communication device from a plurality of configurations, wherein each configuration is associated with a respective group of wireless communication devices adapted to transmit data associated with the second latency requirement, wherein each of the plurality of configurations comprises a respective radio resource for potential transmission by the wireless communication devices of the respective group, and wherein the selection is based on a probability of interference between the potential transmissions by the wireless communication devices of the group associated with the selected configuration; and
transmitting configuration information to the wireless communication device regarding the radio resource of the selected configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,560,950

USER EQUIPMENT SENDING SIGNAL DIRECTLY TO USER EQUIPMENT

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method, comprising:determining, by user equipment, a channel detection cycle;
obtaining, by the user equipment within the channel detection cycle, a first interference strength within system bandwidth, and obtaining a second interference strength on each sub-band within the system bandwidth, wherein the first interference strength indicates a magnitude of an interference signal within the system bandwidth;
comparing, by the user equipment, the first interference strength with a first interference threshold; and
when the first interference strength is less than or equal to the first interference threshold, selecting, by the user equipment, N first sub-bands from the system bandwidth according to the second interference strength on each sub-band within the system bandwidth, and sending a signal on frequency resources corresponding to the N first sub-bands, wherein N is a positive integer, and wherein a first sum of second interference strengths on the N first sub-bands is less than or equal to a second sum of second interference strengths on any N sub-bands other than the N first sub-bands within the system bandwidth.

US Pat. No. 10,560,920

SC-MCCH RESOURCE CONFIGURATION METHOD, SYSTEM AND APPARATUS

ZTE CORPORATION, (CN)

1. A resource configuration method for a single cell multicast control channel SC-MCCH, comprising: sending, by a base station, a system broadcast message, wherein the system broadcast message carries configuration information of a single cell multicast control channel SC-MCCH, and the configuration information comprises: a modification period (MP) of the SC-MCCH and time domain position information where the SC-MCCH is located; and sending, by the base station, frequency domain scheduling information of the SC-MCCH on a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH), wherein the frequency domain scheduling information comprises at least one of: frequency domain position information of the SC-MCCH and a modulation and coding scheme (MCS) of the SC-MCCH, wherein the configuration information further comprises at least one of: a repetition period (RP) of the SC-MCCH, configuration information of change notification information of the SC-MCCH, wherein in response to the configuration information comprising configuration information of change notification information of the SC-MCCH, the change notification information of the SC-MCCH is indicated by downlink control information DCI in the physical downlink control channel (PDCCH), and in response to the change notification information of the SC-MCCH indicated by the downlink control information DCI, the method comprises: in response to the change notification information of the SC-MCCH only indicating whether the SC-MCCH is updated, a first designated bit N in the DCI is for indicating whether the SC-MCCH is updated, where N=1 is for indicating that the SC-MCCH is updated, and N=0 is for indicating that the SC-MCCH is not updated, and N takes a value of 1 or 0.

US Pat. No. 10,560,913

METHOD, DEVICE, AND SYSTEM FOR ACQUISITION OF CONTROL NODE INFORMATION

CHINA ACADEMY OF TELECOMM...

1. A method for acquisition of information of a control node, comprising:receiving, by a relay node (RN) that needs to acquire information of an MME to which one UE under the relay node accesses for judging a handover type and/or MME correct addressing but the relay node is not informed of the information of the MME to which the one UE under the relay node accesses, through wireless network, a message sent by a base station and acquiring, by the relay node, information of one control node to which the one UE under the relay node accesses, wherein the information of the one control node is carried in the message and the information of the one control node is the information of the MME to which the one UE under the relay node accesses; and
determining a handover type and/or addressing the one control node to which the one UE under the relay node accesses according to the information of the one control node to which the one UE under the relay node accesses;
wherein the receiving, by the relay node through wireless network, the message sent by the base station further comprising:
receiving, by the relay node, a predefined S1 or X2 message carrying the information of the one control node to which the one UE under the relay node accesses.

US Pat. No. 10,560,893

COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM, AN ACCESS NETWORK NODE AND A METHOD OF OPTIMIZING ENERGY CONSUMED IN A COMMUNICATION NETWORK

ALCATEL LUCENT, Boulogne...

1. A method of optimising energy consumed in a communications network comprising a plurality of resource limited nodes and an access network node, the method comprising:estimating and dynamically updating a belief on a network condition for a resource limited node of the plurality of resource limited nodes based on network observations and a history profile of the network observations by calculating a probability according to a two-player dynamic Bayesian game in which a first player, i, represents an overall sensing phenomenon and a second player, j, represents the plurality of resource limited nodes in which a posterior belief of player j's belief on player i's type being critical is:
where Hi(t) is a history profile of player i up to a game stage t, OAi(t) is an observed action of player i at a game stage t, and PTi is a private type of player i, the private type of player i being either critical or normal, PTi is a set of all possible private types of player i;determining whether a severity of the updated belief in the network condition is indicative that a change in sleep duty cycle of the resource limited node is required;
determining whether a correlation between the resource limited nodes within the plurality of resource limited nodes is indicative that a change in sleep duty cycle of the resource limited node is required; and
updating the sleep duty cycle of the resource limited node to optimize an overall energy consumed in the resource limited nodes when the severity of the updated belief in the network condition as well as the correlations between resource limited nodes indicates that a change in sleep duty cycle of the resource limited node is required.

US Pat. No. 10,560,889

USER TERMINAL, RADIO BASE STATION, RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A user terminal that communicates in a plurality of cell groups, each group being formed with one or more cells, the user terminal comprising:a receiver that receives downlink control information; and
a processor that controls at least a first cell to transmit uplink control information, among a plurality of cells to which the uplink control information can be allocated and which are configured in each cell group,
wherein, when information to indicate cross-carrier scheduling is included in the downlink control information, and
when a second cell having received the downlink control information and a third cell that is designated by the information to indicate cross-carrier scheduling belong to a first cell group of the plurality of cell groups,
then the processor determines the at least first cell among the plurality of cells for a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) based on the information to indicate cross-carrier scheduling and
controls the at least first cell among the plurality of cells, to which uplink control information can be allocated and that is included in the first cell group to which the second cell that receives the downlink control information belongs to, to transmit the uplink control information on the PUCCH, and
wherein, when the third cell that is designated by the information to indicate cross-carrier scheduling belongs to a second cell group of the plurality of cell groups, the processor does not support cross-carrier scheduling between the second cell that receives the downlink control information, which belongs to the first cell group and the third cell designated by information indicating the cross-carrier scheduling, which belongs to the second cell group.

US Pat. No. 10,560,826

TERMINAL DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a transceiver;
a memory configured to store an application; and
at least one processor configured to,
in response to receiving a streaming request from an external device:
control the transceiver to stream image data generated according to an execution of the application, and
transmit, to the external device, information for receiving an installation file of the application from a server.

US Pat. No. 10,560,743

METHOD OF DOWNLOADING AND UPDATING APPLICATIONS IN A TELEVISION RECEIVER/DECODER HOUSING

SAGEM COMMUNICATIONS SAS,...

1. Method for downloading a new version of application firmware into a television receiver/decoder comprising at least first and second tuners within the television receiver/decoder, the following steps being implemented by the television receiver/decoder device operating a current version of the firmware:while the first tuner is receiving a first television program, detecting information regarding availability of the new version of the firmware, the detected information being independent from information contained in the received first television program;
determining whether the second tuner within the television receiver/decoder is receiving a second television program;
when the second tuner is not receiving the second television program, allocating the second tuner exclusively for management of the new version of the firmware;
while the first tuner is receiving the first television program and the second tuner is not receiving the second television program, receiving the new version of the firmware using the second tuner;
recording the new version of the firmware in a zone of a backup medium, the backup medium being separate from a medium storing the current version of the firmware such that multiple versions of the firmware, not including the new version, are stored in respective multiple zones of the backup medium;
determining whether available space in the backup medium is sufficient for recording the new version; and
responsive to a determination that the available space in the backup medium is insufficient for recording the new version, deleting an oldest version of the firmware before recording the new version.

US Pat. No. 10,560,733

DYNAMIC ADJUSTMENT OF ELECTRONIC PROGRAM GUIDE DISPLAYS BASED ON VIEWER PREFERENCES FOR MINIMIZING NAVIGATION IN VOD PROGRAM SELECTION

Broadband iTV, Inc., Hon...

1. A method comprising:(a) providing, from a first digital television service provider system associated with a first digital television service provider via a wireless broadband connection using IP protocol, to a first Internet-connected digital device associated with a first subscriber to the digital television service provider, a first set of a plurality of viewer interface applications including at least:
(i) a first viewer interface application configured to access the first digital television service provider system to obtain linear electronic media content,
(ii) a second viewer interface application configured to access the first digital television service provider system to obtain video-on-demand electronic media content and further configured to provide access in real time to a first individualized electronic program guide for at least the video-on-demand electronic media content based at least in part on:
(1) electronic viewing data for a first subscriber, and
(2) video-on-demand metadata;
wherein the video-on-demand electronic media content is obtained from a video-on-demand content delivery system of the first digital television service provider system that has obtained the video-on-demand electronic media content and respective video-on-demand metadata associated with the video-on-demand electronic media content, the respective video-on-demand metadata comprising respective title data and respective category data;
(b) receiving, at the first digital television service provider system for the first Internet-connected digital device, login credentials;
(c) verifying, by the first digital television service provider system, that the login credentials are associated with a subscriber account of the first subscriber;
(d) transmitting, from the first digital television service provider system to the first Internet-connected digital device via the Internet, an electronic authorization for the first viewer interface application to access privileges associated with the subscriber account of the first subscriber;
(e) receiving, by the first digital television service provider system from the first Internet-connected digital device via the Internet, a request to access the second viewer interface application;
(f) transmitting, to the first Internet-connected digital device via the Internet, an electronic authorization for the second viewer interface application to access privileges associated with the subscriber account of the first subscriber;
(g) receiving, at the first digital television service provider system via the Internet from the first Internet-connected digital device, a first electronic request to access first video-on-demand electronic media content via the second viewer interface application;
(h) accessing, by the first digital television services provider system, upon receipt of the first electronic access request, a first individualized electronic program guide data for video-on-demand media content wherein the first individualized electronic program guide is generated in real time by:
(i) accessing, by the first digital television service provider system from one or more non-transitory processor readable memory devices operatively connected to the first digital television service provider system, first electronic viewing data associated with the subscriber account associated with the first subscriber; and
(ii) generating, at the first digital television service provider system, the first individualized electronic program guide data for video-on-demand electronic media content, based at least in part on:
(1) the first electronic viewing data for the first subscriber, and
(2) the video-on-demand metadata;
(i) transmitting, from the first digital television service provider system to the first Internet-connected digital device via the Internet, the first individualized electronic program guide data for populating a first set of one or more templates associated with a first individualized electronic program guide in the second viewer interface application;
(j) receiving, at the first digital television service provider system from the first Internet-connected digital device via the Internet, a first video-on-demand media request for a first video-on-demand electronic media content;
(k) updating, by the first digital television service provider system, the first electronic viewing data with information associated with the first video-on-demand media request to generate second electronic viewing data; and
(l) transmitting, from the first digital television service provider system via the Internet to the first Internet-connected digital device, the first video-on-demand electronic media content identified in the first video-on-demand media request for display on a first display associated with the first Internet-connected digital device;
(m) providing, from the first digital television service provider system associated with the first digital television service provider via a broadband connection, to a first digital set top box associated with the first subscriber to the digital television service provider, a second set of a plurality of viewer interface applications including at least:
(i) a third viewer interface application configured to access the first digital television service provider system to obtain linear electronic media content, wherein the third viewer interface is associated with the first viewer interface,
(ii) a fourth viewer interface application configured to access the first digital television service provider system to obtain video-on-demand electronic media content and further configured to provide access in real time to a second individualized electronic program guide for at least the video-on-demand electronic media content and associated with the first individualized electronic program guide, and the second individualized electronic program guide is based at least in part on:
(1) an updated first electronic viewing data for a first subscriber, and
(2) the video-on-demand metadata;
wherein the video-on-demand electronic media content is obtained from the video-on-demand content delivery system of the first digital television service provider system that has obtained the video-on-demand electronic media content and respective video-on-demand metadata associated with the video-on-demand electronic media content, the respective video-on-demand metadata comprising respective title data and respective category data;
(n) receiving, at the first digital television service provider system from the first digital set top box, a request for electronic authorization;
(o) verifying, by the first digital television service provider system, the request for electronic authorization is associated with the subscriber account of the first subscriber;
(p) transmitting, from the first digital television service provider system to the first digital set top box, an electronic authorization for the third viewer interface application to access privileges associated with the subscriber account of the first subscriber;
(q) receiving, by the first digital television service provider system from the first digital set top box, a request to access the fourth viewer interface application;
(r) transmitting, to the first digital set top box, an electronic authorization for the fourth viewer interface application to access privileges associated with the subscriber account of the first subscriber;
(s) receiving, from the first digital set top box at the first digital television services provider system, a second electronic request to access second video-on-demand electronic media content via the fourth viewer interface application;
(t) accessing, by the first digital television service provider system, upon receipt of the second electronic access request, a second individualized electronic program guide data for video-on-demand electronic media content wherein the second individualized electronic program guide data is generated in real time by:
(i) accessing, at the first digital television service provider system from one or more non-transitory processor readable memory devices operatively connected to the first digital television service provider system, second electronic viewing data associated with the subscriber account associated with the first subscriber; and
(ii) generating, at the first digital television service provider system, the second individualized electronic program guide data for video-on-demand electronic media content, based at least in part on:
(1) the second electronic viewing data for the first subscriber, and
(2) the video-on-demand metadata;
(u) transmitting, from the first digital television service provider system to the first digital set top box via the broadband connection, the second individualized electronic program guide data for populating a second set of one or more templates associated with a second individualized electronic program guide in the fourth viewer interface application;
(v) receiving, at the first digital television service provider system from the first digital set top box, a second video-on-demand media request for the second video-on-demand electronic media content;
(w) updating, by the first digital television service provider system, the second electronic viewing data with information associated with the second video-on-demand media request to generate third electronic viewing data; and
(x) transmitting, from the first digital television service provider system via the broadband connection to the first digital set top box, the second video-on-demand electronic media content identified in the second video-on-demand media request for display on a second display associated with the first digital set top box.

US Pat. No. 10,560,724

VIDEO CONTENT DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM AND CONTENT MANAGEMENT SERVER

COLOPL, INC., Tokyo (JP)...

1. A video content distribution system, comprising:a user terminal on which stored video contents are viewable; and
a content management server connected to the user terminal, wherein the user terminal is configured to:
receive stored field-of-view video data;
generate, in response to an input operation on the user terminal, a viewpoint switch request signal for requesting a switch from a current viewpoint of a field-of-view video of the stored video contents, to a switched-to viewpoint, which is different from the current viewpoint; and
transmit the generated viewpoint switch request signal to the content management server, and
wherein the content management server is configured to:
receive the viewpoint switch request signal;
transmit to the user terminal the stored field-of-view video data that is associated with the switched-to viewpoint; and
determine an amount to be charged to the user for the viewing of the field-of-view video based on a count of switches to each viewpoint at a first viewing charge, and a respective location of each viewpoint at a second viewing charge.

US Pat. No. 10,560,707

CHROMA SUBSAMPLING AND GAMUT RESHAPING

Dolby Laboratories Corpor...

1. A method, comprising:receiving an input video signal comprising input video content in an input color space;
converting the input video content in the input color space to XYZ video content in an XYZ color space;
encoding luma values in the XYZ video content into perceptually quantized (PQ) luma values in a PQ color space;
downsampling chroma values in the XYZ video content into downsampled XYZ video content in the XYZ color space;
generating, based at least in part on a combination of the PQ luma values and the downsampled XYZ video content, Y?DzDx video content in an Y?DzDx color space;
wherein the method is performed by one or more computing devices.

US Pat. No. 10,560,704

SCANNING ORDERS FOR NON-TRANSFORM CODING

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A method comprising:identifying, by a computing device, a first transform block having a scanning order, the first transform block being associated with a transform coding mode and having an associated size and an associated prediction mode;
identifying, by the computing device, a second transform block that is associated with a non-transform coding mode, the second transform block being part of a same image as the first transform block and having the same associated size and the same associated prediction mode as the first transform block;
determining whether to scan the second transform block according to a scanning order inverse to the scanning order for scanning the first transform block, the determining being based at least in part on the prediction mode associated with the second transform block and the size associated with the second transform block, wherein, if the prediction mode is an intra-prediction mode and the size is equal to a predetermined size, the second transform block is scanned according to the inverse scanning order; and
scanning, by the computing device, the second transform block according to the inverse scanning order, based at least in part on determining that the prediction mode is an intra-prediction mode and the size of the second transform block is equal to the predetermined size.

US Pat. No. 10,560,703

FLC-BASED IMAGE COMPRESSION METHOD AND DEVICE

REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR COR...

1. A fixed length code (FLC)-based image compression method for compressing a block containing a plurality of pixels, comprising:determining a first representative pixel, a second representative pixel, and a third representative pixel from said pixels according to a plurality of pixel values of said pixels, wherein said first representative pixel, said second representative pixel, and said third representative pixel are not collinear in a color space to which said pixels correspond;
generating, by interpolation, a plurality of first interpolated pixels according to said first representative pixel and said third representative pixel;
generating, by interpolation, a plurality of second interpolated pixels according to said second representative pixel and said third representative pixel; and
generating an index value for each of said pixels according to said first representative pixel, said second representative pixel, said third representative pixel, said first interpolated pixels, and said second interpolated pixels.

US Pat. No. 10,560,697

IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE AND METHOD

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. An image processing device, comprising:a memory; and
processing circuitry configured to:
decode a bit stream to generate quantized data, the bit stream including a first quantization matrix, a second quantization matrix and a third quantization matrix, wherein the first quantization matrix is a first size of 32×32, the second quantization matrix is a second size of 16×16, the third quantization matrix is a third size of 8×8, and the third quantization matrix is extracted from elements of the first quantization matrix;
set the first quantization matrix of the first size, corresponding to a transform unit that is the first size, by performing a nearest neighbor interpolation process onto each element of the third quantization matrix of the third size; and
dequantize the generated quantized data using the set first quantization matrix of the first size.

US Pat. No. 10,560,690

METHOD FOR DYNAMICALLY CALIBRATING AN IMAGE CAPTURE DEVICE

FotoNation Limited, Galw...

1. A method for calibrating an image capture device comprising:a) determining a first lens actuator setting for a first determined distance to an object in a scene to be imaged by an image capture device;
b) determining a second lens actuator setting providing a greater sharpness than the first lens actuator setting;
repeating a) and b) at a second determined distance different than the first determined distance;
determining a calibration correction to obtain a determined calibration correction based at least in part on:
a difference between the first lens actuator setting and the second lens actuator setting for the first determined distance; and
a difference between the first lens actuator setting and the second lens actuator setting for the second determined distance; and
adjusting a stored calibrated lens actuator setting based at least on the determined calibration correction.

US Pat. No. 10,560,676

COLOR CALIBRATION OF COLOR IMAGE RENDERING DEVICES

RAH COLOR TECHNOLOGIES LL...

1. A conferencing system comprising:a computer server;
one or more first sites each having a rendering device with a color display and being associated with a programmable computer system, in which said rendering device comprises: at least one camera; one or more speakers; a network interface enabling access to said computer server; and one or more programs that operate the computer system associated with the rendering device and enable a user to assemble data communicated from said computer server upon said color display of the rendering device, said data comprising one or more of graphics, images, text, and numerical data that are a subject of an interactive conference along with annotations associated with said data by one or more users participating in said conference;
one or more second sites each having a hand-held device comprising: a programmable computer system; a plurality of sensors linked to said computer system of the hand-held device, wherein one or more of said sensors comprise a camera enabling capture of images, in which said images captured represent different fields of view; a color display operable by said computer system of the hand-held device to present menus of a user interface, to display one or more of said images captured, and to display at least part of said data accessible from said computer server in said conference with at least said one or more of said first sites, wherein when a user faces a screen of the color display of the hand-held device said different fields of view comprise at least a first one of said fields of view directed to the user and a second one of said fields of view directed away from the user; one or more microphones and one or more speakers enabling audio input and output; a transmitter and receiver for enabling cellular telephony; and one or more programs that operate the computer system of the hand-held device and enable at least communication with said computer server using one or more network protocols; and
said computer server having one or more programs for storing said data, and information of location or identity of said first and second sites, and enabling communication with the computer system at each of said one or more first sites, and the computer system at each of said one or more second sites.

US Pat. No. 10,560,668

INTEGRATING DATA FROM MULTIPLE DEVICES

Utility Associates, Inc.,...

1. A recording system for an emergency response unit, including:a first recording device configured to record a first video segment with an incident identifier and transmit a message including the incident identifier; and
a second recording device configured to receive the message and record a second video segment with the incident identifier, wherein
the first video segment and the second video segment are associated using the incident identifier.

US Pat. No. 10,560,665

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE VISION SYSTEM

VECNA ROBOTICS, INC., Wa...

1. A method comprising:providing a stand-alone laser in operable communication with a vehicle for selectively shining a single discrete mark on at least a portion of a view provided to a camera on the vehicle, wherein a shape of the single discrete mark is determined from a template stored in a memory of the vehicle;
determining whether information received by the camera is at least ambiguous regarding the view and therefore capable of more than one interpretation with regard to a direction of travel of the vehicle to yield an ambiguity;
in response to the ambiguity, activating the stand-alone laser to project the single discrete mark into the view, wherein the single discrete mark is projected in the shape determined from the template stored in the memory of the vehicle to yield a projected single discrete mark;
detecting the projected single discrete mark within a corresponding portion of the view, the detecting based on analyzing objects contained the view against expected shape information of the projected single discrete mark contained within the template;
calculating a distance to an object upon which the projected single discrete mark impinges, the calculating based on image data contained within a corresponding portion in which the projected single discrete mark was detected in the view, in order to thereby resolve the ambiguity.

US Pat. No. 10,560,664

ENTRANCEWAY OR FOYER-BASED, COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND SYSTEM

MVI Industries, LLC, Bro...

1. A kiosk-like communication system, comprising:a housing comprising an interior and a front face, the interior being configured to hold electronic circuits associated with operational algorithms for functionalities involving a building;
attachment hardware for mounting the housing to a support structure located at an entranceway comprising a foyer or a publically accessible area of the building;
a display mounted at the front face of the housing, the display being configured to display information to tenants, owners of and visitors to the building, the display incorporating a touch sensitive interface to allow tenants and visitors to enter information for the operational algorithms;
a camera system for providing visual information of at least the entranceway;
door closing and opening hardware coupled to the electronic circuits for closing and opening an entrance door of the building;
a CPU associated with the electronic circuits for executing software algorithms to effect at least the following functions:
a) validating the tenants prior to permitting the tenants entry into the building;
b) unlocking the entrance door into the building;
c) preparing reports and communicating said reports to management personnel located offsite the building, regarding activities associated with the building; and
d) visually identifying the tenants who request entry into the building; and
the system including a facility for communicating with a mobile communication device that has been previously associated with a person authorized to enter the building and for allowing entry into the building based on the system being able to sense that the mobile electronic device is located at the entranceway of the building.

US Pat. No. 10,560,663

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISTRIBUTING CONTENT

Alcatel Lucent, Nozay (F...

1. An apparatus, comprising:at least one processor; and
at least one memory including computer program code;
wherein the at least one memory and the computer program code are configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus to at least:
receive content utility feedback information associated with a content destination node, wherein the content utility feedback information comprises an indication of past content consumed by a user of the content destination node and signaling regarding content items of interest to the user of the content destination node;
determine, based on at least a portion of the content utility feedback information, a content item predicted to be of interest to the user of the content destination node;
receive network status information associated with at least one communication network available to support transport of content to the content destination node;
determine, based on the network status information, a content distribution mode for delivery of the content item to the content destination node and a content distribution time for delivery of the content item to the content destination node; and
initiate, based on the content distribution mode and the content distribution time, a process for providing the content item for caching on the content destination node.

US Pat. No. 10,560,662

ESTABLISHING INSTANT MEETING FOR ACTIVE DISCUSSION THREADS

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A computer-implemented method of initiating an instant meeting in the form of at least one of a video and audio call, the method comprising:storing, using one or more processors, information about a discussion thread having two or more participants;
first determining, using the one or more processors, that a number of messages made in response to a thread starter of the discussion thread from the two or more participants exceeds a first threshold in a predetermined period of time;
in response to the first determining, second determining that a mean time between consecutive replies in the number of messages is below a second threshold; and
in response to the first and second determining, the one or more processors establishing a meeting or call for the two or more participants.

US Pat. No. 10,560,657

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTELLIGENTLY SYNCHRONIZING EVENTS IN VISUAL CONTENT WITH MUSICAL FEATURES IN AUDIO CONTENT

GoPro, Inc., San Mateo, ...

1. A system for synchronizing visual content with musical features in audio content, the system comprising:one or more physical computer processors configured by computer readable instructions to:
obtain a first media file containing first visual information defining first visual content;
obtain a minimum display duration, a maximum display duration, and a target display duration for display of the first visual content;
obtain an audio file containing audio information representing audio content;
determine a first playback-time in the audio content to associate with a start-of-display time for display of the first visual content;
identify a range of acceptable end-of-display times for the first visual content based on the start-of-display time, the minimum display duration, and/or the maximum display duration of the first visual content, the range of acceptable end-of-display times for the first visual content corresponding to a first timeframe in the audio content;
identify a target end-of-display time of the first visual content based on the start-of-display time and the target display duration of the first visual content;
identify relative importance of musical features within the audio content during the first timeframe based on a musical feature hierarchy;
select a first musical feature from among the musical features within the audio content during the first timeframe based on (1) its relative importance in accordance with the musical feature hierarchy, and (2) its relative proximity in time to the target end-of-display time of the first visual content as compared to other musical features; and
determine a first end-of-display time for the first visual content that aligns with a playback time of the first musical feature.

US Pat. No. 10,560,654

DISPLAY DEVICE

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A display device comprising:a display;
a Bluetooth module configured to perform Bluetooth communication with a remote control device or a mobile terminal;
an infrared (IR) module configured to receive IR signals from the remote control device; and
a controller configured to:
display, on the display, a pointer to be moved according to a movement of the remote control device, wherein movement of the pointer is based on movement information of the remote control device received via Bluetooth communication;
change the display device to a speaker mode for outputting audio received from the mobile terminal according to a control command;
transmit, to the remote control device via the Bluetooth module, a wireless connection stop request signal for disconnecting a Bluetooth connection with the remote control device when the display device receives a control command for entering the speaker mode;
cease display of the pointer according to entering the speaker mode, and
while in the speaker mode, receive control commands from the remote control device via the IR module and not via the Bluetooth module and execute functions corresponding to the received control commands.

US Pat. No. 10,560,641

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING A BIAS FOR A CAMERA SENSOR FOR INCREASING RESOLUTION OF CAPTURED IMAGES

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A system comprising:a camera sensor of a camera configured to capture images;
a vibrating source, located in the camera, configured to generate movement of the camera sensor to generate a bias for the camera sensor; and
a high frequency accelerometer configured to measure movement of the camera sensor,
wherein the camera sensor captures a plurality of images of a scene based on the generated bias at a resolution supported by the camera sensor, wherein the vibrating source and the high frequency accelerometer are coupled to the camera sensor, and wherein the high frequency accelerometer measures movement of the camera sensor generated by the vibrating source during the capture of the plurality of images.

US Pat. No. 10,560,628

ELIMINATION OF DISTORTION IN 360-DEGREE VIDEO PLAYBACK

Visual Supply Company, O...

1. A method comprising:receiving a selection in a graphical user interface (GUI) presented in a display, the selection being for playback of a 360-degree video captured by a 360-degree camera, the 360-degree video comprising video data captured by a first lens and a second lens in the 360-degree camera, the video data from each lens including pixels with three-dimensional (3D) coordinates and a color value;
presenting, in the GUI in the display, a projection of the 360-degree video based on a viewing angle of the 360-degree video;
for each frame in the projection, determining, by one or more processors, first video data from the first lens and second video data from the second lens associated with the projection;
adjusting, by the one or more processors, a fisheye effect of the first video data and the second video data in the projection to improve a distribution of sampling rays from the first lens and the second lens, the adjusting of the fisheye effect for each pixel in the viewing angle comprising:
calculating an angle ? of the pixel from an optical axis, wherein ? is based on a focal length of the first lens or the second lens; and
calculating a distance r, from a center of the projection to the pixel, with a mapping function that is a function of the angle ?, wherein the mapping function is r =c1·?+c2·?2, wherein c1 and c2 are tunable parameters for controlling the fisheye effect along a field of view, wherein c1 and c2 are tunable parameters for each camera for controlling the fisheye effect, wherein a first c1·? is utilized to control the fisheye effect of the first lens and a second c1·? is utilized to control the fisheye effect of the second lens, wherein a first c2·?2is utilized to introduce fisheye effect around edges of view of the first lens and a second c2·?2 is utilized to introduce fisheye effect around edges of view of the second lens; and
presenting the projection in the GUI in the display after adjusting the fisheye effect.

US Pat. No. 10,560,619

ADAPTER FOR PIVOTING A LENS

Jos. Schneider Optische W...

1. An adapter (10) for pivoting a lens relative to an image sensor in a camera housing coupled by means of the adapter (10), comprising a lens-side supporting ring (20) and a housing-side supporting ring (30), which are mounted in sliding fashion relative to one another by correspondingly cylindrically curved sliding surfaces (22, 32) facing one another, the virtual cylinder axis (Z) of the cylindrical curvature of the sliding surfaces (22, 32) lying in a plane of the image sensor,wherein
a transmission lever (50) pivotable about a lever axis (H) aligned parallel to the virtual cylinder axis (Z) is mounted on the lens-side supporting ring (20), the first lever arm (51) of which transmission lever (50) extends in a circumferential direction on the lens side of the lever axis (H) and, via a helical groove (61) and a coupling body (511) engaging into the latter, is coupled to a concentric adjusting ring (42) mounted rotatably on the lens-side supporting ring (20) and
the second lever arm (52) of which transmission lever (50) extends in an axial direction to the housing side and is supported on an anchor structure (70) fixed to the housing-side supporting ring (30).

US Pat. No. 10,560,609

SYSTEM AND RELATED METHOD FOR SYNCHRONIZED CAPTURE OF DATA BY MULTIPLE NETWORK-CONNECTED CAPTURE DEVICES

Karl Storz Endoscopy-Amer...

1. A system, comprising:a trigger configured to generate a trigger signal;
at least two capture devices, each configured to switch from a respective idle mode to a respective recording mode upon receipt of the trigger signal via a network, and each configured to generate data packets when operated in the respective idle mode and the respective recording mode, the data packets each including sensor data indicative of a condition sensed by a sensor of the respective capture device;
a controller configured to save data packets generated during the respective idle modes to a short-term memory, and configured to save data packets generated during the respective recording modes to a long-term memory such that the data packets form respective saved data streams, each of the saved data streams including a first-generated data packet at a beginning thereof and a last-generated data packet at an end thereof;
a synchronizer configured to send a sync signal to the at least two capture devices via the network; and
a compensator configured to: (i) determine respective delay periods between sending of the sync signal by the synchronizer and receipt of the sync signal by each of the at least two capture devices; (ii) transfer from the short-term memory to the long-term memory any data packets generated during the respective delay periods; and (iii) remove at least one data packet from the end of at least one of the saved data streams.

US Pat. No. 10,560,563

HAPTIC DEVICE

BOUTON SMS INC., Boisbri...

1. A haptic device for sending at least one message, the haptic device comprising:a housing;
a communication module located inside the housing;
a touchpad affixed to the housing, the touchpad capturing a movement of a user and generating a signal corresponding to the captured movement; and
a processor located inside the housing, the processor receiving the signal, analyzing the signal to determine a most probable corresponding message, and instructing the communication module to transmit one of a plurality of stored messages corresponding to the captured movement, the one of the stored messages including at least one predetermined recipient address and a message for the recipient, the most probable corresponding message being concurrently transmitted using two different wireless standards.

US Pat. No. 10,560,518

CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE OPTIMIZATION THROUGH CLIENT REQUEST CLASSIFICATION

ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORP...

1. A system for optimizing a cloud infrastructure in a cloud computing environment through client request classification, the system comprising:one or more Software as a Service (SaaS) services executing on the cloud infrastructure in the cloud computing environment, wherein the cloud infrastructure comprises one or more infrastructure instances of a first type, and one or more infrastructure instances of a second type;
a load balancer that classifies each of a plurality of requests directed to the one or more SaaS services as requiring an infrastructure instance of the first type, or an infrastructure instance of the second type; and
a cache that stores the plurality of classified requests,
wherein classification information in the cache is provided for calculating statistics for use in optimizing the cloud infrastructure,
wherein the optimizing the cloud infrastructure comprises adjusting a number of infrastructure instances of the first type to optimally service the plurality of requests based on a percentage of classified requests directed to an infrastructure instance of the first type.

US Pat. No. 10,560,511

ADAPTIVE TILE FRAMEWORK

Success Factors, Inc., S...

1. A method of accessing interactive features over a mobile device comprising:sending an access request from a mobile application operating on the mobile device to one or more enterprise software applications;
receiving, by the mobile device, a plurality of interactive features available on the one or more enterprise software applications;
associating, by the mobile device, the plurality interactive features with a plurality of tiles supported by the mobile application;
displaying the tiles associated with the plurality of interactive features, wherein the plurality of interactive features on the one or more enterprise software applications are accessed through the associated plurality of tiles;
receiving, by the mobile device, a first list of interactive features on the one or more enterprise software applications and, for each interactive feature, an on-off flag indicating whether a particular interactive feature is turned on or turned off on the one or more enterprise software applications;
filtering, by the mobile device, the first list of interactive features using a list of all supported tiles on the mobile application to produce a second list of interactive features that are both turned on and included in the list of supported tiles on the mobile application; and
comparing, by the mobile device, the second list of interactive features with a third list of interactive features currently being displayed in currently displayed tiles, wherein if the second list and the third list are the same, then currently displayed tiles remain displayed, and wherein if the second list is different than the third list, then the mobile device displays tiles on the second list.

US Pat. No. 10,560,500

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RECORDING AND STORING MEDIA CONTENT

ClearDoc, Inc., Jericho,...

1. A method of facilitating recording of media content by a mobile device, comprising:establishing a communication session between a control system and the mobile device over a communication network;
receiving, at the control system, video content and audio content from the mobile device during the communication session, wherein the video content is captured by a camera of the mobile device and the audio content is captured by a microphone of the mobile device;
transmitting a trigger signal, by the control system, to the mobile device, the trigger signal triggering the mobile device to start recording media content using the camera and the microphone of the mobile device during the communication session, wherein the media content recorded by the mobile device includes a portion of the video content and the audio content, wherein the mobile device includes a data storage device and stores the media content in the data storage device;
after the recording is completed, receiving the media content at the control system;
determining that the media content was successfully received by the control system; and
responsive to determining that the media content was successfully received by the control system, transmitting a first control signal from the control system to the mobile device to cause the mobile device to delete the media content from the data storage device.

US Pat. No. 10,560,364

DETECTING NETWORK ANOMALIES USING NODE SCORING

Pivotal Software, Inc., ...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving training data, the training data having a data structure including a first directed graph, the first directed graph having first nodes and first directed edges between the first nodes, each of the first nodes representing a respective first computer in a network in a first time period, each of the first directed edges representing a respective first request from a first computer to access another first computer that occurred in the first time period;
determining, using a link analysis algorithm, a respective first node score for each of the first nodes in the first directed graph, each of the respective first node scores indicating a respective popularity of each of the first nodes during the first time period;
receiving test data, the test data having a data structure including a second directed graph, the second directed graph having second nodes and second directed edges, each of the second nodes representing a respective second computer in the network in a second time period, each of the second edges representing a respective second request from a second computer to access another second computer that occurred in the second time period;
generating a reduced second directed graph including:
identifying edges that appear respectively between nodes occurring in both the first directed graph and the second directed graph, and
removing, from the second directed graph, the identified edges that also appear in the first directed graph;
determining, using the link analysis algorithm, a respective second node score for each of the second nodes in the reduced second directed graph, each of the respective second node scores indicating a respective popularity of each of the second nodes during the second time period;
for each particular node that is in the first directed graph and the reduced second directed graph, determining a respective difference between the first node score of the particular node and the second node score of the particular node; and
designating a particular computer corresponding to a particular node as an anomalous computer upon determining that the difference corresponding to the particular node exceeds a threshold value,
wherein the method is performed by one or more computers.

US Pat. No. 10,560,333

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SHARING SUBSCRIBER RESOURCES IN A NETWORK ENVIRONMENT

CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC., ...

8. A system comprising:a processor; and
a memory storing instructions which, when executed, cause the system to perform operations comprising:
receiving, by a processor and from a requesting member, a request for a sponsored network service modification, the request including an identification of a sponsoring member for the sponsored network service modification and a time duration for the sponsored network service modification;
generating, by the processor, a group associated with the sponsoring member and the requesting member, the group including a group policy comprising a reference to the sponsored network service modification and the time duration;
modifying according to the group policy a first network policy applied to the requesting member and a second network policy applied to the sponsoring member, the modification of the first network policy including an increase in a Quality of Service (QoS) to the requesting member and the modification to the second network policy including a decrease in a QoS to the sponsoring member; and
reverting the modification to the first network policy and the second network policy in response to the time duration completing.

US Pat. No. 10,560,325

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING A BULK MIGRATION TOOL FOR A NETWORK

1. A method comprising:receiving, via a processor, a request for performing a bulk migration of customer circuits from a first router to a second router, wherein each customer circuit of the customer circuits comprises a physical electrical connection or a physical optical connection of a physical layer of a customer endpoint device to a network service provider device, wherein the bulk migration of the customer circuits from the first router to the second router comprises a physical change of a connectivity of the physical electrical connection or the physical optical connection from the first router to the second router;
extracting, via the processor, for the bulk migration one or more configurations from the first router;
generating, via the processor, for the bulk migration, one or more configurations for the second router in a configuration language of the second router in accordance with the one or more configurations extracted from the first router;
configuring, via the processor, the second router with the one or more configurations that are generated;
issuing, via the processor, an order for performing the bulk migration, wherein the bulk migration is to be performed during a cutover schedule;
determining, via the processor, whether the particular bulk migration is performed successfully;
activating, via the processor, the one or more configurations for the second router, when the bulk migration is performed successfully; and
deactivating, via the processor, the one or more configurations for the first router, when the bulk migration is performed successfully.

US Pat. No. 10,560,306

PERVASIVE REALTIME FRAMEWORK

Sococo, Inc., Boston, MA...

1. A method performed by a computer system, the method comprising:transmitting, by the computer system, electronic content to an application being executed on a client network node of a user who is a member of a group, wherein the electronic content is associated with a designation of the group, and a view of the electronic content is rendered by the application;
conditioned on a determination that a current focus of the user is on the rendered view of the electronic content, automatically by the computer system
establishing a presence for the user in an instance of a virtual area, and
exporting an indication of the presence of the user in the instance of the virtual area to an application being executed on a client network node of another member of the group.

US Pat. No. 10,560,270

OPTIMAL DATA STORAGE CONFIGURATION IN A BLOCKCHAIN

International Business Ma...

1. A method, comprising:assigning one blockchain block to a group member node among a group of member nodes of a blockchain;
storing the one blockchain block in the assigned group member node and not storing the blockchain block in one or more non-assigned group member nodes;
assigning a verification of the one blockchain block to one or more verification blockchain nodes which are part of the one or more non-assigned group member nodes; and
storing the verification of the one blockchain block in each of the one or more verification blockchain nodes.

US Pat. No. 10,560,261

SYSTEMS AND TECHNIQUES FOR CAPTURE OF TRUSTED MEDIA DATA

DeepTruth, LLC, Boise, I...

1. A method, comprising:identifying, at a first computer system, a plurality of subsets of a set of media data;
creating, at the first computer system, an alternative cryptographic representation based at least in part on a subset in the plurality of subsets and a statically configured cryptographic algorithm;
transmitting, from the first computer system to a second computer system via a communications link, the alternative cryptographic representation, wherein the alternative cryptographic representation comprises an identifier for a corresponding entry in an immutable ledger that is remote from the first computer system;
receiving, at the first computer system from the second computer system via the communications link, an indication of a dynamically determined cryptographic algorithm, wherein the statically configured cryptographic algorithm is different than the dynamically determined cryptographic algorithm;
creating, at the first computer system, a plurality of cryptographic representations, each cryptographic representation in the plurality of cryptographic representations based at least in part on a respective subset in the plurality of subsets and the dynamically determined cryptographic algorithm indicated by the second computer system; and
transmitting, from the first computer system to the second computer system via the communications link, the plurality of cryptographic representations, wherein the second computer system is configured to write the plurality of cryptographic representations to the immutable ledger, each cryptographic representation corresponding to a respective entry in the immutable ledger.

US Pat. No. 10,560,255

METHOD FOR SYNCHRONIZING AN ACTIVE LOAD MODULATION CLOCK WITHIN A TRANSPONDER, AND CORRESPONDING TRANSPONDER

STMICROELECTRONICS SA, M...

1. A method, comprising:generating an active load modulation (ALM) carrier clock of a transponder synchronized to a carrier clock of a reader using a digital phase locked loop (DPLL), the DPLL having a frequency which is a multiple N of a frequency of the carrier clock of the reader, where N is an integer value; and
transmitting data frames from the transponder to the reader using the ALM carrier clock, the generating the ALM carrier clock including:
between transmission of data frames, placing said DPLL in a lock mode of operation in which a feedback loop is closed; and
within a transmitted data frame having a duration,
placing, for the duration of the transmitted data frame, said DPLL in a hold mode of operation in which the feedback loop is opened; and
adjusting a phase of said ALM carrier clock at least one time during the duration of the transmitted data frame.

US Pat. No. 10,560,252

TIME AWARE AUDIO STREAMS WITH HETEROGENOUS FRAME RATES

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus for accurate time aware audio streams, comprising:a converter to perform sample rate conversion of data from a first clock to a second clock; and
an alignment unit to indicate valid sample points in the data based on a relationship between the first clock and the second clock, wherein the alignment unit pre-calculates the relationship as a repeating pattern of clock edge alignment.

US Pat. No. 10,560,190

ADAPTING TO DIFFERING OPTICAL LINE TERMINATION CHARACTERISTICS

4. A method for adapting to differing optical receiver characteristics, the method comprising:receiving, at a first apparatus, a first physical-layer management message from a second apparatus over an optical communication link;
retrieving first information related to a configuration of the first apparatus from a first storage location;
extracting second information from the first physical-layer management message;
determining that the first information is different than the second information; and
in response to said determination that the first information is different than the second information:
replacing the first information in the first storage location with the second information;
obtaining optical transmitter configuration data based on the second information; and
changing a configuration for an optical transmitter of the first apparatus using the optical transmitter configuration data to change one or more settings for a transmit laser in the first apparatus to change a crossing-point of an optical transmission eye diagram by the first apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,560,187

VISIBLE LIGHT COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK WAVELENGTH FILTER FOR SECURITY AT TRANSPARENT STRUCTURES

CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC., ...

10. A system comprising:an access point comprising a light module transmitting data at a specified wavelength in a visible light communications network;
a glass window located in a room with an endpoint communicatively coupled to the access point via the visible light communications network; and
a filter preventing visible light at the specified wavelength of operation of the light module in the visible light communications network from passing through the glass window;
wherein the filter provides security in the visible light communications network while allowing at least some visible light to pass into the room through the glass window and wherein the data is transmitted and received at different wavelengths and the filter is configured to block visible light at both of said wavelengths; and
wherein the filter comprises two overlays, each of said overlays configured to block signals at one of said different wavelengths.

US Pat. No. 10,560,170

METHOD FOR CHANNEL INFORMATION FEEDBACK IN MULTI-ANTENNA SYSTEM, AND TERMINAL

ZTE CORPORATION, Guangdo...

1. A method for channel information feedback in a multi-antenna system, comprising:receiving, by a terminal, channel state information-reference signals (CSI-RSs) of M ports transmitted by a base station, and obtaining M-dimensional downlink channel information by estimating according to the CSI-RSs;
obtaining, by the terminal, according to the M-dimensional downlink channel information and a transformation function Fk, a kth type of channel information with Nk dimensions, wherein k is greater than or equal to 1 and is less than or equal to K, Nk is an integer greater than or equal to 1, M is an integer greater than or equal to 1, M?Nk, and K?1;
performing, by the terminal, channel information quantization on the kth type of channel information respectively by using a preset Nk-dimensional codebook, to determine a corresponding precoding matrix and precoding matrix indicator information (PMIk); and
selecting, by the terminal, s types of channel information from K types of channel information, and feeding index numbers of the selected channel information and the corresponding PMIs back to the base station, wherein s is an integer greater than or equal to 1.

US Pat. No. 10,560,163

BEAMFORMING CONFIGURATION WITH ADAPTIVE PORT-TO-ANTENNA MAPPING FOR A MULTI-ANTENNA SYSTEM

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for determining a beamforming configuration for a multi-antenna system having at least two antennas and having a port-to-antenna mapping between antenna ports and antennas, wherein the method comprises:obtaining first feedback information originating from a wireless device relating to a multi-antenna transmission based on a first beamforming configuration enabling beamforming according to a first beam form, wherein the first beamforming configuration includes a first port-to-antenna mapping;
obtaining second feedback information originating from the wireless device relating to a multi-antenna transmission based on a second, different beamforming configuration enabling beamforming according to a second, different beam form, wherein the second beamforming configuration includes a second, different port-to-antenna mapping; and
determining, based on the first feedback information and the second feedback information, a third beamforming configuration for the multi-antenna system including a third port-to-antenna mapping to enable beamforming according to a third beam form, wherein the first feedback information and the second feedback information belong to different feedback processes,
wherein the method further comprises transferring information about the determined third beamforming configuration to a network node for enabling multi-antenna transmission of at least one reference signal based on the determined third beamforming configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,560,147

GUIDED SURFACE WAVEGUIDE PROBE CONTROL SYSTEM

CPG TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, I...

1. A system, comprising:a control system coupled to a guided surface waveguide probe, the control system configured to monitor and control operation of the guided surface waveguide probe and a plurality of subsystems in data communication with the control system; and
a control room computing device located outside a predefined distance from the guided surface waveguide probe, the control room computing device being in data communication with the control system and being configured to facilitate user interaction with the control system.

US Pat. No. 10,560,088

TOTEM-POLE CIRCUIT DRIVER

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A totem-pole circuit driver for driving a totem-pole circuit including a high-side power device and a low-side power device which are cascade-connected, the totem-pole circuit driver comprising:a high-side drive circuit which drives the high-side power device;
a low-side drive circuit which drives the low-side power device;
a pulse generation circuit which receives a high-side input logic signal that has a first edge and a second edge, and generates a set signal for turning on the high-side power device and a reset signal for turning off the high-side power device, based respectively on the first edge and the second edge;
a level shift circuit which transmits the set signal and the reset signal to the high-side drive circuit;
a high-side potential detection circuit which detects a high-side reference potential;
a high-side potential determination circuit which
compares a value of the high-side reference potential detected by the high-side potential detection circuit with a reference voltage, and
outputs an event signal upon detecting that the value of the high-side reference potential exceeds the reference voltage; and
an on-pulse stop circuit which receives a low-side input logic signal, and validates or invalidates the low-side input logic signal based on the high-side input logic signal and the event signal, wherein
when the high-side input logic signal is at a low level, by which the high-side power device is turned off, and upon receiving the event signal,
the pulse generation circuit regenerates the reset signal, and
the on-pulse stop circuit invalidates the low-side input logic signal and outputs a signal at a low level, by which the low-side power device is turned off.

US Pat. No. 10,560,024

BIDIRECTIONAL DC/DC CONVERTER FOR A CHARGING SYSTEM

Conductive Holding, LLC, ...

1. A bidirectional direct current/direct current (DC/DC) converter comprising:a direct current/alternating current (DC/AC) inverter coupled to a first direct current (DC) bus and to a primary winding of a transformer, the DC/AC inverter including active switches;
a secondary side AC/DC rectifier coupled to a secondary winding of the transformer and a second DC bus, the secondary side AC/DC rectifier including:
a capacitor that performs DC-bias current blocking, and
a bridge configuration of active switches coupled to the capacitor and the secondary winding, and to a second DC bus; and
a microcontroller coupled to the active switches of the secondary side AC/DC rectifier, and configured to provide control signals thereto according to a control algorithm, the control algorithm configured to:
when power is to flow from the first DC bus to the second DC bus, send control signals at a switching frequency having a first initial value to operate the active switches of the DC/AC inverter at a duty cycle and disable the active switches of the secondary side AC/DC rectifier, determine if power at the second DC bus is substantially equal to a first target, and increase the switching frequency of the control signals that operate the active switches of the DC/AC inverter to decrease the power at the second DC bus or decrease the switching frequency of the control signals that operate the active switches of the DC/AC inverter to increase the power at the second DC bus until the power at the second DC bus is substantially equal to the first target, and
when power is to flow from the second DC bus to the first DC bus, send control signals to disable the active switches of the DC/AC inverter and at a switching frequency having a second initial value to operate the active switches of the secondary side AC/DC rectifier at the duty cycle, determine if power supplied from the second DC bus is substantially equal to a second target, and increase the switching frequency of the control signals that operate the active switches of the secondary side AC/DC rectifier to decrease the power supplied from the second DC bus or decrease the switching frequency to increase the power supplied from the second DC bus until the power supplied from the second DC bus is substantially equal to the second target.

US Pat. No. 10,559,976

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND APPARATUS FOR ELECTRIC POWER GRID AND NETWORK MANAGEMENT OF GRID ELEMENTS

CAUSAM ENERGY, INC., Ral...

1. A system for electric power grid management and communication, comprising:at least one grid element constructed and configured in network-based communication with a server via at least one coordinator;
wherein the at least one coordinator is operable to register and introduce the at least one grid element to an electric power grid;
wherein the at least one grid element is transformed into at least one active grid element automatically and/or autonomously upon registration with the at least one coordinator, wherein a security interface is associated with the at least one active grid element, wherein the at least one active grid element is operable to receive security system messages from at least one remotely-located security system via the security interface, wherein the security interface is standards-based or determined by a governing entity that regulates grid operations for utilities, market participants or grid operators;
wherein the at least one active grid element is operable to send and receive messages to and from the server via the at least one coordinator;
wherein the messages have a deliver priority based on virtual private networks, independent identifying addresses, and/or manufacturers specific identifying codes;
wherein the at least one active grid element has a unique grid element identifier which is a combination of an Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) address, an international manufacturer equipment identifier (IMEI), and electronic serial numbers or a Media Access Control (MAC) address;
wherein the at least one coordinator is operable to match and prioritize the at least one active grid element;
wherein the at least one coordinator is operable to provide a priority flag on the messages;
wherein the at least one coordinator is operable to track, based on revenue grade metrology, an amount of power supply available for the electric power grid or a curtailment power available from the at least one active grid element; and
wherein the at least one active grid element is operable to actively participate in the electric power grid, and wherein the actively participating is selected from the group consisting of consuming electric power from the electric power grid, supplying power to the electric power grid, and curtailing power consumption from the electric power grid.

US Pat. No. 10,559,968

CHARGE/DISCHARGE CONTROL CIRCUIT AND BATTERY APPARATUS

ABLIC INC., Chiba (JP)

1. A charge/discharge control circuit comprising:a first power supply terminal connected to a first electrode of a secondary battery;
a second power supply terminal connected to a second electrode of the secondary battery;
a discharge control terminal connected to a gate of a discharge control field effect transistor (FET) which controls discharging of the secondary battery;
a discharge control output circuit configured to output a discharge control signal to the discharge control terminal; and
a control circuit configured to control the discharge control output circuit,
the discharge control output circuit comprising:
a first clamp voltage output circuit configured to output a first clamp voltage lower than a voltage of the first power supply terminal to the discharge control terminal to turn on the discharge control FET when the voltage of the first power supply terminal is higher than a first prescribed voltage, and
a first power supply voltage output circuit configured to output the voltage of the first power supply terminal to the discharge control terminal to turn on the discharge control FET when the voltage of the first power supply terminal is equal to or less than the first prescribed voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,559,939

FACET ON A GALLIUM AND NITROGEN CONTAINING LASER DIODE

Soraa Laser Diode, Inc., ...

1. A laser device, comprising:a substrate having a surface;
a gallium and nitrogen containing cavity region overlying the surface, the gallium and nitrogen containing cavity region characterized by a first end and a second end, the first end comprising a first etched facet and the second end comprising a second etched facet; and
a passivation layer comprising a polycrystalline layer of Al2O3 directly contacting the first etched facet, wherein the passivation layer is heteroepitaxial and has a crystalline orientation of the first etched facet, and an interface between the passivation layer and the first etched facet is substantially contaminant free.

US Pat. No. 10,559,867

MINIMIZING ATMOSPHERIC DISCHARGE WITHIN A GUIDED SURFACE WAVEGUIDE PROBE

CPG TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, I...

1. A guided surface waveguide probe, comprising:a charge terminal elevated over a lossy conducting medium, the charge terminal being configured to minimize atmospheric discharge;
a coil being configured to provide a voltage to the charge terminal with a phase delay (?) that matches a wave tilt angle (?) associated with a complex Brewster angle of incidence (?i,B) associated with the lossy conducting medium, a top portion of the coil being recessed within a hollow region of the charge terminal; and
an excitation source coupled to the coil.