US Pat. No. 10,114,476

FLEXIBLE DISPLAY APPARATUS AND DISPLAY METHOD THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A flexible display apparatus comprising:a flexible display;
a sensor; and
a controller configured to, in response to a bending of the flexible display being sensed by the sensor, display information related to an application on a first region, from among the first region and a second region of the flexible display, that are divided from the flexible display by the bending,
wherein the information related to the application varies according to a size of the first region, and
wherein the controller, if the size of the first region is less than a certain size, displays first information provided by the application, and if the size of the first region is greater than the certain size, displays the first information with second information provided by the application.

US Pat. No. 10,114,472

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR KEY FUNCTION SWITCHING

RAZER (ASIA-PACIFIC) PTE....

1. A first input device comprising:a communication interface configured to couple the first input device to a computing device, the computing device running an application, wherein the computing device is in communication with a second input device, the second input device comprising a key configured to trigger a first process in the application upon actuation of the key;
a button configured to trigger execution of a second process in the application upon actuation of the button; and
a switch configured to activate a re-configuration of each of the key and the button such that after the re-configuration, the key is configured to trigger a third process in the application upon actuation of the key and the button is configured to trigger a fourth process in the application upon actuation of the button;
wherein the second input device is different from the first input device;
wherein the switch of the first input device is different from the button of the first input device.

US Pat. No. 10,114,468

METHOD FOR EVALUATING GESTURES

Volkswagen Aktiengesellsc...

1. A method for evaluating gestures based on data of a sensor having lateral drift-field photodetector diodes (LDPD), the method comprising:sequentially measuring first, extraneous light in order to obtain two dimensional (2D) data in the form of reflectance data;
measuring second, laser light in order to obtain three dimensional (3D) data in the form of distance data;
measuring third, residual light;
obtaining movement artifacts in the 2D and/or 3D data which were caused by residual charges in a moved object;
detecting a movement by processing the movement artifacts; and
evaluating the detected movement with regards to a possible gesture.

US Pat. No. 10,114,461

TACTILE CONTROL SYSTEM

Elwha LLC, Bellevue, WA ...

1. A method for providing a tactile indication of a variable state of a control member, the method comprising:providing a control member having a plurality of physical configurations and being configured to receive manual input from a user;
receiving, by a controller, a signal based on the manual input; and
changing, by the controller, the physical configuration of the control member based on the signal, wherein the physical configuration of the control member provides a tactile indication of the variable state associated with the control member; and
wherein the variable state is based on a current device or a current system that is separate from the control member and is configured to be modified by the control member.

US Pat. No. 10,114,446

POWER MANAGEMENT FOR A GRAPHICS PROCESSING UNIT OR OTHER CIRCUIT

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An integrated circuit comprising:a graphics processing unit (GPU);
a power monitor coupled to the GPU and configured to generate a power measurement representing power consumed in the GPU; and
a controller configured to:
control a duty cycle for the GPU at a current operating point to reduce an error between a target power measurement and the power measurement generated by the power monitor, wherein:
the duty cycle is a limit to a utilization of the GPU,
the utilization is a percentage of a frame time that the GPU is powered on, and
the frame time is a period of time elapsing for a display of one frame on a display device;
limit the amount of time that the GPU is powered on at the current operating point within a given frame time to at most the limit represented by the duty cycle; and
control the current operating point of the GPU responsive to the utilization.

US Pat. No. 10,114,444

ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING AN ACTIVE EDGE

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An electronic device comprising:a display device having a display, a front surface, a rear surface and a bottom side, and a processor to be provided in the display device, the processor to operate at a first operating condition when the display device is coupled to a base, and the processor to operate at a second operating condition when the display device is not coupled to the base, the display device to include a heat conducting device and an active edge, the heat conducting device to provide heat to the active edge, the active edge being at the bottom side of the display device, and a first connector of the display device is provided at a first end of the active edge and at the bottom side of the display device, and a second connector of the display device is provided at a second end of the active edge and at the bottom side of the display device, wherein the first connector and the second connector are to physically couple the display device to the base to cool the active edge.

US Pat. No. 10,114,435

METHOD AND APPARATUS TO CONTROL CURRENT TRANSIENTS IN A PROCESSOR

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A processor comprising:at least one core including a first core, the first core comprising:
an execution unit;
counter logic to determine a first plurality of sums of power weights of a first plurality of instructions to be executed by the execution unit in a first time window, wherein each instruction is assigned a corresponding power weight that is determined independent of an instruction width of the corresponding instruction; and
control logic to:
categorize each sum of the first plurality of sums of power weights to increment a plurality of bin counters, each bin counter corresponding to one of a first plurality of thresholds;
for each bin counter of the plurality of bin counters, multiply a count of the bin counter by the threshold corresponding to the bin counter to obtain a product associated with the bin counter;
sum the products associated with the plurality of bin counters to determine a value of a first current protection license request for the first core based on the first plurality of bin counters; and
request the first current protection license for the first core using the determined value.

US Pat. No. 10,114,426

FULL HEIGHT I/O BRACKET FOR LOW PROFILE EXPANSION CARD

Dell Products, L.P., Rou...

1. An expansion card for an information handling system, the expansion card comprising:a full height mounting bracket comprising a full height input/output (I/O) panel sized for insertion in an I/O panel frame of an enclosure;
a top mounting panel that is attached to and extends orthogonally away from the full height I/O panel; and
a low profile printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) physically attached to the full height I/O panel, wherein the low profile PCBA connects at a top section of the low profile PCBA to an adjacent bottom section of the top mounting panel to present a lower circuit edge for insertion into an internal I/O connector mounted on a bottom surface of the information handling system, and wherein the mounting bracket and the physically attached low profile PCBA define a full height expansion card for insertion into an information handling system that is configured to receive full height expansion cards, the expansion card being inserted in a downward vertical plane with the top mounting panel being above the low profile PCBA which is in turn above the internal I/O connector.

US Pat. No. 10,114,407

DATA TRANSFER BETWEEN CLOCK DOMAINS

NORDIC SEMICONDUCTOR ASA,...

1. A system for transferring a data signal from a first clock domain to a second clock domain, wherein the first clock domain comprises a first clock having a frequency greater than a frequency of a second clock in the second clock domain, the system comprising:a signal input for receiving an input signal from the first clock domain;
a checking circuit portion for receiving an input from the second clock to determine whether said second clock is in a part of its cycle away from a forthcoming transition, said checking circuit portion being clocked by the first clock; and
a transferring circuit portion for transferring the input signal to the second clock domain at a non-predetermined time if the checking circuit portion determines that the second clock is in part of its cycle away from a forthcoming transition.

US Pat. No. 10,114,383

DYNAMIC JACK REFERENCE CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EXTENDING VEHICLE JACKS

Flanders Electric Motor S...

1. A control system for extending at least one jack on a vehicle, comprising:a tilt sensor, the tilt sensor being configured to sense a tilt angle of the vehicle;
a jack deployment system connected to the tilt sensor, the jack deployment system being configured to extend the at least one jack;
a speed controller operatively associated with the jack deployment system and the at least one jack; and
a processor operatively associated with the tilt sensor and speed controller, the processor being configured to:
evaluate the sensed tilt angle against a desired tilt angle of the vehicle to determine if the desired tilt angle has been achieved,
produce a jack reference value using a difference between the sensed tilt angle and the desired tilt angle, if the desired tilt angle has not been achieved, and
apply the jack reference value to the speed controller, the speed controller being configured to control a speed of jack extension for the at least one jack relative to the jack reference value, the jack reference value being a percentage of maximum jack extension speed available for the at least one jack.

US Pat. No. 10,114,340

OPTIMISED TIMEPIECE MOVEMENT

The Swatch Group Research...

11. A magnetic escape wheel arranged to pivot about a second pivot axis, and comprising magnetized areas at the periphery thereof, wherein said second magnetized areas are each substantially tangentially arranged, and in that said magnetic escape wheel includes compensating magnets, each said compensating magnet being arranged in proximity to a said second nearby tangential magnetized area and producing a leakage field in a different direction to that of the field of said second nearby tangential magnetized area, and the intensity of said leakage field being low compared to that of the field of said second nearby tangential magnetized area.

US Pat. No. 10,114,213

LASER SYSTEMS AND OPTICAL DEVICES FOR MANIPULATING LASER BEAMS

CVI LASER, LLC, Albuquer...

1. A multi-laser system, comprising:a laser configured to output a laser beam; and
a beam adjusting system configured to adjust an angular position of the laser beam and direct the adjusted laser beam toward a target object, the beam adjusting system comprising at least one meniscus shaped optical element having a first surface and a second opposite surface,
wherein said meniscus shaped optical element is adjustable to adjust the angular position of the laser beam, and
wherein the target object comprises a flow cell.

US Pat. No. 10,114,204

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR OPTICAL BEAM SCANNING MICROSCOPY

HORIBA JOBIN YVON SAS, L...

1. An apparatus for optical beam scanning microscopy comprising:at least one light source configured to emit an optical beam;
a microscope objective having an entrance pupil, the microscope objective being arranged according to a longitudinal optical axis of the microscopy apparatus, the pupil having a center on the longitudinal optical axis and the microscope objective being configured to focus said optical beam in an object plane transverse to the longitudinal optical axis; and
an angular displacement system configured to angularly displace the optical beam according to two transverse spatial directions in the object plane, the angular displacement system consisting of:
a first mirror and a second mirror disposed in series on the optical path of the optical beam between the light source and the microscope objective,
the first mirror being mounted on an actuator with two axes of rotation configured to tilt said first mirror according to a first predetermined rotation angle around a first rotation axis and configured to tilt the first mirror according to a third predetermined rotation angle around a second rotation axis transverse to the first rotation axis,
the second mirror being mounted on another actuator with two axes of rotation configured to tilt said second mirror according to a second predetermined rotation angle as a function of said first rotation angle, around the first rotation axis and configured to tilt the second mirror according to a fourth predetermined rotation angle as a function of the third rotation angle around the second rotation axis transverse to the first rotation axis, to angularly tilt the axis of the optical beam by pivoting about the center of the pupil of the microscope objective, said optical beam remaining centered on the center of the pupil of the microscope objective in a range of tilting angles of the axis of the optical beam with respect to the longitudinal optical axis, to displace the optical beam according to said two directions in the object plane.

US Pat. No. 10,114,202

DUAL PURPOSE MICROSCOPE

1. A microscope comprising:a unibody core having a unibody front and a unibody side;
a carrier ring rotatably coupled to said unibody front to rotate components from an upright to an inverted configuration, wherein said carrier ring has the general form of a torus;
an objective turret coupled within said carrier ring;
a condenser lens coupled within said carrier ring;
gliding rails coupled to said unibody core;
a gliding stage extensibly coupled to said gliding rails; and
an attachment node coupled to said unibody side and moveably coupled to said gliding rails to modulate said gliding stage.

US Pat. No. 10,114,141

SUBSURFACE RESISTIVITY MODELING WITH ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS USING A CONDUCTIVE CASING

GroundMetrics, Inc., San...

1. A method for conducting an electromagnetic survey of subsurface targets of interest by calculating AC electromagnetic fields below an earth surface comprising:modeling the earth below the earth surface using a known distribution of electrical resistivity, or a representative approximation of the electrical resistivity distribution derived from current or historical data, to form a subsurface model;
transmitting current from a source, at least in part, along a conducting casing of a borehole to produce a primary electromagnetic field, said field being a DC electric field;
calculating the primary electromagnetic field produced by the casing to determine a casing model and then create an equivalent electromagnetic source based on the casing model;
representing the casing within the subsurface model with the equivalent electromagnetic source embedded in the subsurface model, wherein the casing is removed from the subsurface model and the equivalent electromagnetic source is located where the casing was located;
calculating the AC electromagnetic fields produced by the equivalent electromagnetic source; and
determining a depth, thickness or lateral extent of the target of interest based on the AC electromagnetic fields produced by the equivalent electromagnetic source.

US Pat. No. 10,114,103

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SENSOR TRIGGERING FOR SYNCHRONIZED OPERATION

Uber Technologies, Inc., ...

1. A sensor triggering system for an autonomous vehicle (AV), the sensor triggering system comprising:a memory that stores instructions for operating a plurality of sensors of the AV; and
one or more processors executing the instructions, causing the sensor triggering system to:
detect a first sensor pulse from a pulse generator of the AV;
in response to detecting the first sensor pulse, determine a first codeword from a first memory address of a lookup table based on a current memory index pointing to the first memory address in the lookup table; and
selectively trigger the plurality of sensors based on the first codeword stored at the first memory address.

US Pat. No. 10,113,999

METHOD AND A DEVICE FOR DETECTING A SUBSTANCE

CITY UNIVERSITY OF HONG K...

1. A device for detecting a substance comprising:a light source arranged to emit a light signal through a sample cell, wherein the sample cell is arranged to temporally house a sample compound having a portion of the substance; and
an optical processing module arranged to detect the light signal emitted through the sample cell to identify physical attributes of the light signal altered by the sample compound at multiple wavelengths, the light signal is at least partially absorbed by the sample compound in the sample cell;
wherein the physical attributes of the light signal altered by the sample compound are processed by fitting the physical attributes at the multiple wavelengths to a reference absorption spectrum of the substance so as to detect the substance within the sample compound; and wherein the optical processing module includes a light sensor and a micro-electric-mechanical-system arranged to enable the light sensor to detect the physical attributes of the altered light signal at the multiple wavelengths; and
wherein the optical processing module is further arranged to process the detected physical attributes using an iterative retrieval process so as to correct a non-linear effect of the light signal altered by the sample compound in a dispersive infrared spectroscopy measurement process; the iterative retrieval process includes:
a convolution process of high resolution cross sections with an instrument spectral resolution of the optical processing module; and
a second order polynomial in a fitting process between a measured absorption spectrum and a reference absorption spectrum of the sample compound; wherein the fitting process is carried out using a modified absorption cross section represented by:

 where L represents a distance that the light signal passes through the sample compound, c represents a concentration of the sample compound, and F represents an instrument function associated with an influence of the instrument on the spectra including the sampling process.

US Pat. No. 10,113,907

ULTRAVIOLET-SENSING SHEET, ULTRAVIOLET-SENSING SET, AND ULTRAVIOLET-SENSING METHOD

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An ultraviolet-sensing sheet comprising:a filter layer that selectively allows transmission of light having a specific wavelength; and
an ultraviolet-sensing layer that includes a capsule including a color-forming dye and a photooxidant; and
wherein a maximum value of a transmittance of the filter layer in a thickness direction in a wavelength range of 300 nm or longer and shorter than 380 nm is 70% or higher, and
a maximum value of a transmittance of the filter layer in the thickness direction in a wavelength range of 380 nm to 450 nm is 20% or lower.

US Pat. No. 10,113,878

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SHARED TRANSPORT

Uber Technologies, Inc., ...

1. A network computer system comprising:one or more processors;
a set of memory resources to store a set of instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to:
receive, over one or more networks, a plurality of transport-related requests from a plurality of computing devices of requesters, each transport-related request specifying a set of parameters, including a pickup location and a drop-off location;
select a service provider to provide a transport pool for a set of transport-related requests from the plurality of transport-related requests by:
determining a number of service providers that satisfy criteria for providing the transport pool for each transport-related request of the set of transport-related requests, the criteria including (i) a distance proximity for each service provider of the number of service providers relative to the pickup locations of the set of transport-related requests, based on current location information provided by geo-aware components of a computing device of each service provider, and (ii) an availability state of each service provider of the number of service providers;
determining, based at least in part on the number of service providers, a range of trip completion times for the set of transport-related requests to be fulfilled by the transport pool;
determining an alternative trip completion time for a singular transport without transport pooling, based on the set of parameters;
determining a first constraint that sets a limit for the range of trip completion times, based on the alternative trip completion time; and
determining that the selected service provider from the number of service providers satisfies the first constraint.

US Pat. No. 10,113,864

METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE REGISTRATION OF A STRUCTURE ON A PHOTOMASK AND APPARATUS TO PERFORM THE METHOD

Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH, Obe...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:simulating, using a processor, a second aerial image from pattern specifications of a mask, including determining said second aerial image as a matrix composed of pixels having intensity values, taking as a basis the pattern specifications of the mask in the form of a transmission function that has, at least in part, a higher resolution than a first aerial image of the mask that was captured by a position measuring device, the first aerial image having a feature, the second aerial images also having the feature; and
determining, using the processor, a registration error of the feature on the mask based on a comparison of the simulated second aerial image and the first aerial image, the registration error indicating a deviation of a nominal position of the feature from its actual position on the mask.

US Pat. No. 10,113,860

INSPECTING A MULTILAYER SAMPLE

APPLEJACK 199, L.P., Mil...

1. A method for inspecting a multilayer sample, the method comprising:(b) emitting light from a broadband light source;
(c) receiving, at a beam splitter, the light and splitting, at the beam splitter, the light into first and second portions;
(d) directing, from the beam splitter, the first portion of the light toward a multilayer sample positioned a first optical distance from the beam splitter;
(e) directing, from the beam splitter, the second portion of the light onto a reflector positioned a second optical distance from the beam splitter;
(f) combining, at the beam splitter, the first portion of the light after being reflected from the multilayer sample and the second portion of the light after being reflected from the reflector;
(g) directing, from the beam splitter, the combined light toward a system for analyzing Fabry-Perot fringes;
(h) receiving, at a computer-controlled etalon filter included in the system for analyzing Fabry-Perot fringes, the combined light, filtering the combined light at the computer-controlled etalon filter, directing, from the computer-controlled etalon filter, the filtered light over a single-mode optical fiber, receiving, at a computer-controlled spectrograph included in the system for analyzing Fabry-Perot fringes, the filtered light over the single-mode optical fiber, and spectrally analyzing the filtered light using the computer-controlled spectrograph to determine a value of a total power impinging a slit of the system for analyzing Fabry-Perot fringes;
(i) determining an optical path difference (OPD) between an optical path of the first portion of the light and an optical path of the second portion of the light;
(j) recording an interferogram that plots the value versus the OPD for the OPD;
(k) performing (b)-(j) one or more additional times after decreasing the first optical distance by moving the multilayer sample closer to the beam splitter resulting in a different OPD; and
(l) using the interferogram for each of the different OPDs to determine the thicknesses and order of the layers of the multilayer sample.

US Pat. No. 10,113,847

ARM-FIRE DEVICE AND METHOD OF IGNITING PROPULSION SYSTEM USING THE SAME

AGENCY FOR DEFENSE DEVELO...

1. An arm-fire device comprising:a capacitor charged by an arming signal;
an acceleration switch for generating an operation signal if an acceleration more than a predetermined acceleration is sensed;
a controller electrically connected with the capacitor and the acceleration switch, controlling generation of a firing signal by discharging the capacitor when the operation signal and an externally-applied launching signal are all sensed in a state that capacitor is charged; and
a through bulkhead initiator provided with an ignition portion installed at a space separated by a bulkhead and configured to be electrically connected with the controller to ignite the ignition portion if the firing signal is transferred thereto,
wherein the acceleration switch includes:
a stator having a first contact point;
a proof mass accommodated within the stator and supported by an elastic member to be movable with respect to the stator;
a second contact point formed at one side of the proof mass and formed to contact the first contact point if the acceleration more than the predetermined acceleration is applied thereto;
a plurality of first electrode plates formed to be protruded from the stator in a direction crossing a moving direction of the proof mass;
a plurality of second electrode plates formed to be protruded from the proof mass and thus arranged alternately with the first electrode plates along the moving direction of the proof mass;
a base glass coupled to a lower portion of the stator to cover a lower portion of the proof mass; and
a cup glass coupled to an upper portion of the stator to cover an upper portion of the proof mass,
wherein a protrusion protrudes from the cup glass toward a groove formed at the upper portion of the proof mass to be caught in the groove, such that the cup glass and the base glass restrict a displacement of the proof mass.

US Pat. No. 10,113,822

EASILY CONCEALABLE HANDGUN WITH A MAGAZINE DISPLACING TRIGGER MECHANISM

Helmut W. Hobush, Orem, ...

1. A handgun, comprising:a body having an interior and an exterior;
a barrel having a magazine slot and a muzzle, wherein the barrel is disposed superiorly to the body, wherein the magazine slot defines an opening which leads to the interior of the body; and
a magazine, wherein the magazine is disposed partially within the magazine slot and partially within the interior of the body.

US Pat. No. 10,113,804

HEAT EXCHANGER AND AIR CONDITIONING DEVICE

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A heat exchanger comprising:a core part having a plurality of tubes in which refrigerant flows;
a pair of tank parts extending in an intersection direction to intersect the tubes at longitudinal ends of the tubes to distribute fluid to the tubes and to gather fluid flowing inside the tubes;
an inner wall part arranged in the pair of tank parts to change a flow of the refrigerant in the tank parts;
a reinforcement part that partially reinforces an outer periphery part of the pair of tank parts from outer side; and
a protruding rib extending inwardly from an inner surface of the reinforcement part and engaging the outer periphery part of the pair of tank parts, so as to space the inner surface of the reinforcement part from the outer periphery part of the tank parts, wherein
the reinforcement part is located at a position not overlapping with both ends of the pair of tank parts in the intersection direction and not overlapping with the inner wall part.

US Pat. No. 10,113,796

LIQUID NITROGEN (LIN) INTEGRATED LYOPHILIZATION SYSTEM FOR MINIMIZING A CARBON FOOTPRINT

1. A system for performing a lyophilization process on a product comprising:a cooling chamber into which the product is introduced and in which the temperature of the product is lowered to a predetermined temperature;
a bath through which the product is conveyed from the cooling chamber, liquid nitrogen being supplied to the bath from a source thereof to freeze the product as it passes through the bath; and,
a lyophilization chamber to which the frozen product is transported from the bath and in which the product is stored, the product being sublimated while in the chamber to remove water and non-aqueous media therefrom,
wherein the liquid nitrogen supplied to the bath is heated to a gaseous state as the product is frozen and the system includes means for drawing off the resultant gaseous nitrogen,
the system further including a vaporizer connected to the liquid nitrogen source for converting a portion of the liquid nitrogen to a nitrogen gas, and means for combining the nitrogen gas with gaseous nitrogen drawn off from the bath and providing the combination of nitrogen gas and gaseous nitrogen to the lyophilization chamber for use in performing sublimation of the product.

US Pat. No. 10,113,793

CRYOCOOLER-BASED GAS SCRUBBER

QUANTUM DESIGN INTERNATIO...

1. A cryocooler-based gas scrubber, comprising:a Dewar having a first shell nested within a second shell and a volume therebetween being substantially evacuated of air to form an insulated container, the Dewar comprising at least one well extending from a bottom end to a top end defining an interior volume of the Dewar;
a gas input port connected to the interior volume of the Dewar, arranged so that a gas entering said Dewar can fill said interior volume;
a cryocooler having a cooling portion extending within the interior volume of the Dewar; and
a filter assembly disposed within the interior volume of the Dewar, coaxially aligned with the cyrocooler, and downstream of the cryocooler such that the gas flows past the cryocooler before entering the filter assembly;
a counter-flow heat exchanger coupled to, and downstream of, the filter assembly for warming the gas to near ambient temperature prior to delivering to an outlet;
the gas scrubber being configured to:
cool an input flow of cryogen gas sufficiently to cause coalescing of impurities within the input gas flow and
filter the coalesced impurities at the filter assembly for delivering purified cryogen gas.

US Pat. No. 10,113,792

AIR SEPARATION APPARATUS

PRAXAIR TECHNOLOGY, INC.,...

1. An air separation apparatus comprising:an air separation plant having a main air compressor, a purification unit connected to the main air compressor, a main heat exchanger in flow communication with the purification unit to cool the air, a distillation column system connected to the main heat exchanger and configured to rectify the air and thereby to produce at least one liquid product and a constant speed turboexpander connected to the distillation column system so that an exhaust stream generated by the constant speed turboexpander is introduced into the distillation column system, thereby to impart refrigeration to the air separation plant, the constant speed turboexpander not directly coupled to a single compressor of the air separation plant on a common pinion;
the air separation plant also having a branched flow path positioned between the pre-purification unit and the constant speed turboexpander to receive a compressed refrigerant air stream to vary production of the at least one liquid product and having a booster compressor branch including a constant speed booster compressor to further compress the compressed refrigerant air stream and thereby obtain a higher pressure ratio across the constant speed turboexpander and a higher rate of production, a bypass branch, bypassing the booster compressor, thereby to obtain a lower pressure ratio across the constant speed turboexpander and a lower rate of production, a recycle branch connecting an outlet of the booster compressor to an inlet of the booster compressor and connected at opposite ends to the booster compressor branch for flow of a recycle stream from the outlet to the inlet of the booster compressor thereby to prevent surge within the booster compressor, and a system of valves to permit selective introduction of the compressed refrigerant air stream into either the booster compressor branch or the recycle branch;
the system of valves including a first flow control valve located within the booster compressor branch upstream of the inlet of the booster compressor, a second flow control valve located within the bypass branch, a third valve located in the recycle branch and two valves located in the booster compressor branch and the bypass branch, respectively positioned downstream of the outlet of the compressor and the recycle branch and upstream of the second control valve and configured to prevent a reversal of flow in the booster compressor branch when bypass branch pressure within the bypass branch exceeds that of booster compressor branch and the reversal of flow in the bypass branch when booster compressor branch pressure at the outlet of the booster compressor exceeds that of the bypass branch; and
a programmable control system configured to generate control signals to control valve opening of the first flow control valve, the second flow control valve and the third valve and to activate the booster compressor and responsive to selective user input to selectively introduce the compressed refrigerant air stream into the booster compressor branch and the bypass branch, the programmable control system programmed such that:
when the compressed refrigerant air stream is introduced into the booster compressor branch, the first flow control valve gradually opens and the second flow control valve gradually closes to gradually divert the compressed refrigerant air stream from the bypass branch to the booster compressor branch and thereby introduce the compressed refrigerant air stream into the booster compressor branch, the booster compressor is activated, the third valve initially is set in an open position to allow flow of the recycle stream and thereafter, is reset from an open position to a closed position when the booster compressor pressure exceeds the bypass pressure; and
when the compressed refrigerant stream is introduced into the bypass branch, the first flow control valve gradually closes and the second flow control valve gradually opens to gradually divert the compressed refrigerant air stream from booster compressor branch to the bypass branch and thereby introduce the compressed refrigerant air stream into the bypass branch, the third valve is reset in from the closed position to the open position and the booster compressor is deactivated when the bypass pressure exceeds the booster compressor branch pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,113,788

REFRIGERATOR DRAWER AND REFRIGERATOR

HEFEI HUALING CO., LTD., ...

1. A refrigerator drawer, comprising:a drawer body in the shape of a box having a front opening and an upper opening; and
a baffle fitted with the drawer body through a detachable snap structure, wherein the detachable snap structure comprises:
a first groove provided in two sides at a top of the front opening of the drawer body, and a second groove provided at a bottom of the front opening of the drawer body; and
a second raised rib fitted with the first groove, being provided at two sides at a top of the baffle, and a third raised rib fitted with the second groove, being provided at a bottom of the baffle,
wherein a clasping portion protruding outwards is disposed at an outer side of the baffle, and the clasping portion is provided with a plurality of transversely raised ribs protruding outwards, in which the transversely raised rib has an arc shape.

US Pat. No. 10,113,787

DOOR TRAY FOR A DOMESTIC REFRIGERATION APPLIANCE WITH A SPECIFIC BASE BODY AND A SEPARATE ADD-ON PART AS WELL AS A DOMESTIC REFRIGERATION APPLIANCE

BSH Hausgeraete GmbH, Mu...

1. A door tray for a domestic refrigeration appliance, the door tray comprising:a base body for holding stored goods, said base body defining a forward direction, and said base body including a rear wall, an upper bracket oriented in said forward direction and facing away from said rear wall and a lower bracket disposed at a distance from said upper bracket, oriented in said forward direction and facing away from said rear wall;
at least one of said upper bracket or said lower bracket having a U-shaped extent defined by a center arm with a longitudinal extent in a longitudinal direction of said rear wall and by a respective bracket segment at each end of said center arm, each directed toward said rear wall; and
an add-on part being separate from said base body, said add-on part being fastened to at least one of said upper bracket or said lower bracket of said base body.

US Pat. No. 10,113,781

HELIUM MANAGEMENT CONTROL SYSTEM

Brooks Automation, Inc., ...

44. A system for controlling supply of a refrigerant, the system comprising:a variable speed compressor arranged to deliver refrigerant to plural refrigerators based on a variable pressure differential between a supply pressure and a return pressure; and
a controller configured to:
control the speed of the variable speed compressor and selectively turn on or off another compressor based on the variable pressure differential between the supply pressure and the return pressure;
respond to detecting the variable pressure differential between the pressure supply and the pressure return to be below a threshold value by determining if a refrigerator of the plural refrigerators is maintaining a specific temperature; and
determine, if the refrigerator is maintaining the specific temperature, that a fault in a pressure sensor has occurred and increasing a controller determined speed of the variable speed compressor to maximum speed.

US Pat. No. 10,113,775

TEMPERATURE CONTROL DEVICE AND PROCESS CONTROL APPARATUS INCLUDING A TEMPERATURE CONTROL DEVICE

FISHER CONTROLS INTERNATI...

1. A process control apparatus, comprising:a housing;
a process control device disposed in the housing; and
a temperature control device operably coupled to the housing for regulating a temperature of an atmosphere internal to the housing, the temperature control device comprising a vortex tube and a flow control valve,
the vortex tube having a vortex inlet for receiving a compressed fluid, a first vortex outlet for discharging fluid from the vortex tube at a first temperature, and a second vortex outlet for discharging fluid from the vortex tube at a second temperature that is higher than the first temperature,
the flow control valve coupled to the vortex tube to selectively direct the flow of fluid from the first and second vortex outlets of the vortex tube, the flow control valve comprising:
a valve body defining a valve cavity, a first valve inlet in communication with the valve cavity and the first vortex outlet of the vortex tube, a second valve inlet in communication with the valve cavity and the second vortex outlet of the vortex tube, a first valve outlet extending through a sidewall of the valve body and in communication with the valve cavity and an atmosphere external to the housing, and a second, separate valve outlet extending through the sidewall of the valve body and in communication with the valve cavity and the atmosphere internal to the housing; and
a movable control element disposed in the valve cavity for selectively controlling the flow of fluid from the first and second vortex outlets and the atmosphere internal to the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,113,770

WARM AIR HEATER

RINNAI CORPORATION, Nago...

1. A warm air heater comprising:a burner which is disposed in a combustion chamber;
a fuel supply unit which supplies fuel gas to the burner;
an air supply passage which communicates the combustion chamber with outdoors;
a combustion fan which is disposed in the air supply passage, and supplies air in the outdoors to the combustion chamber through the air supply passage as combustion air;
an orifice which is provided in the air supply passage;
a differential pressure detection unit which detects differential pressure between front and rear of the orifice in the air supply passage;
a combustion control unit which rotates the combustion fan based on target combustion quantity of the burner, and causes the fuel supply unit to supply the fuel gas to allow the burner to burn;
an abnormality detection unit which detects presence and absence of an abnormality of the air supply passage based on the differential pressure detected by the differential pressure detection unit; and
a correction unit which, based on the differential pressure detected by the differential pressure detection unit, obtains an air density ratio which is a ratio of a mass flow rate of the combustion air with respect to a reference mass flow rate of combustion air in a reference state, and based on the air density ratio, obtains a first correction value for correcting a rotation speed of the combustion fan from a reference rotation speed of the reference state such that the rotation speed of the combustion fan increases as the ratio decreases; and
wherein
the correction unit, based on the air density ratio, obtains a second correction value for correcting a supply quantity of the fuel gas supplied by the fuel supply unit from a reference supply quantity of the reference state, such that the supply quantity of the fuel gas increases as the air density ratio decreases.

US Pat. No. 10,113,763

REFRIGERATION CYCLE APPARATUS

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A refrigeration cycle apparatus comprising:a refrigerant circuit configured to circulate refrigerant to a compressor, a condenser, an expansion valve, and an evaporator, the compressor being connected to the condenser by a first extension pipe, the expansion valve being connected to the evaporator by a second extension pipe;
a detection unit configured to detect an operating state amount of the refrigerant circuit; and
a controller configured to execute a detection operation of detecting refrigerant leakage based on the operating state amount detected by the detection unit,
wherein the controller controls a refrigerant state at an outlet of the condenser to become a saturated liquid state, and controls a quality of the refrigerant at an outlet of the second extension pipe to be in a range from 0.1 to 0.7 in the detection operation,
wherein the refrigerant circuit includes the compressor, an outdoor heat exchanger serving as the condenser or the evaporator, the expansion valve, and a plurality of indoor heat exchangers serving as the evaporator or the condenser,
wherein the compressor is connected to each of the plurality of indoor heat exchangers by the first extension pipe and the expansion valve is connected to the outdoor heat exchanger by the second extension pipe,
wherein the controller causes all the plurality of indoor heat exchangers to serve as the condensers and controls a frequency of the compressor to be a first compressor frequency so that an evaporating pressure of the refrigerant circuit becomes equal to or lower than 1.0 MPa in the detection operation, and
wherein the first compressor frequency is half of a rated compressor frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,113,755

OUTDOOR UNIT OF AIR CONDITIONER

FUJITSU GENERAL LIMITED, ...

1. An outdoor unit of an air conditioner comprising:a housing that includes a base panel, a left side panel that is vertically disposed at a left side end of the base panel, a right side panel that is vertically disposed at a right side end of the base panel, and a front beam and a rear beam that are respectively hung between front ends of the left side panel and the right side panel and between rear ends of the left side panel and the right side panel, an interior of the housing being partitioned into a machine chamber at a lower portion and a blower chamber at an upper portion, with a plane including the front beam and the rear beam as a boundary, the machine chamber having a left machine chamber and a right machine chamber, and the blower chamber having a left blower chamber and a right blower chamber;
a first blower and a second blower that are supported side by side on the front beam and the rear beam, the first blower being disposed in the left blower chamber, and the second blower being disposed in the right blower chamber;
a first heat exchanger and a second heat exchanger, each including a front portion having a front end portion and disposed along a front surface of the base panel, a rear portion having a rear end portion and disposed along a rear surface of the base panel, and a side portion disposed along one of the left side panel and the right side panel of the base panel between the front portion and the rear portion to be formed in a U-shape, the first heat exchanger being disposed in the left machine chamber and the second heat exchanger being disposed in the right machine chamber such that the front end portions thereof face each other, and the rear end portions face each other; and
a first air blowing port that is disposed above the first blower and a second air blowing port that is disposed above the second blower, on a top surface of the housing,
wherein in the first heat exchanger, the front end portion of the front portion is disposed closer to the left side panel than a rotation shaft of the first blower, and the rear end portion of the rear portion is disposed closer to the right side panel than the rotation shaft of the first blower, and
in the second heat exchanger, the front end portion of the front portion is disposed closer to the right side panel than a rotation shaft of the second blower, and the rear end portion of the rear portion is disposed closer to the left side panel than the rotation shaft of the second blower; and
when a first virtual line passing through an axis of the rotation shaft of the first blower and orthogonal to the front surface of the base panel is defined as LL, a second virtual line passing through an axis of the rotation shaft of the second blower and orthogonal to the front surface of the base panel is defined as LR, a distance between the first virtual line LL and the rear end portion of the first heat exchanger is defined as BL, a distance between the second virtual line LR and the rear end portion of the second heat exchanger is defined as BR, a distance between the first virtual line LL and the front end portion of the first heat exchanger is defined as AL, and a distance between the second virtual line LR and the front end portion of the second heat exchanger is defined as AR, and
the distance AL of the front end portion of the first heat exchanger satisfies 0.4×BL or more and 0.5×BL or less, and the distance AR of the front end portion of the second heat exchanger satisfies 0.4×BR or more and 0.5×BR or less.

US Pat. No. 10,113,719

DISPLAY APPARATUS

Sakai Display Products Co...

1. A display apparatus, comprising:a display panel configured to display an image;
a support plate which is disposed on a rear side of the display panel and supports a light source on a front surface of the support plate; and
a support member which is disposed between the support plate and the display panel, which is provided along an edge portion of the support plate, and which includes a square pipe with a rectangular cross section orthogonal to an axial direction of the square pipe,
wherein the square pipe comprises:
a first side part which is fixed at an edge part of the front surface of the support plate;
a second side part which is opposite to the first side part and located close to the display panel;
a third side part which connects the first side part and the second side part; and
a fourth side part which is opposite to the third side part and located closer to a center part of the support plate than the third side part and connects the first side part and the second side part, and
the support member is made up of a plurality of sheet metal members.

US Pat. No. 10,113,714

LIGHTING UNITS WITH REFLECTIVE ELEMENTS

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A lighting unit, comprising:a base adapted to be inserted into a socket of a luminaire or lighting fixture;
one or more light sources to emit light at least in a first direction; and
one or more reflective elements arranged to:
define-an aperture through which a first spatial portion of the emitted light continues in the first direction;
prevent a second spatial portion of the emitted light from continuing in the first direction; and
reflect at least part of the second spatial portion of the light in a second direction that is different than the first direction;
wherein the one or more reflective elements comprise a plurality of reflective blades of a diaphragm shutter, wherein the plurality of reflective blades is configured to be slid over each other to alter a diameter of the aperture.

US Pat. No. 10,113,698

LIGHTING ASSEMBLY EMITTING A PORTION OF UV LIGHT

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A lighting assembly for illumination, the lighting assembly comprising:a light exit window for emitting light into an ambient of the lighting assembly,
a first light emitting element for emitting visible light, the first light emitting element being capable of emitting visible light having a color point in a CIE XYZ color space, the color point having a distance smaller than 25 SDCM to a black body line in said color space, the first light emitting element being arranged to emit the visible light directly towards the light exit window,
a second light source for emitting UV light, the UV light having a spectral range from 280 nm to 350 nm, wherein the UV light is at least partly emitted through the light exit window, the second light source being arranged not to emit the UV light directly towards the light exit window,
a reflection element configured to reflect the UV light, the reflection element being arranged at a position for receiving at least a portion of the UV light and is arranged for reflecting the received UV light towards the light exit window, wherein the lighting assembly is configured to emit an amount of the UV light in the spectral range through the light exit window, the amount of the UV light having a first radiant flux and the lighting assembly is configured to emit a second radiant flux of the visible light through the light exit window, a ratio between the first radiant flux and the second radiant flux is in a range from 0.01 to 0.0001.

US Pat. No. 10,113,693

LUBRICANT DISTRIBUTOR FOR DISPENSING LUBRICANT TO AT LEAST ONE LUBRICATION POINT, AND METHOD FOR OPERATING SAID LUBRICANT DISTRIBUTOR

SKF LUBRICATION SYSTEMS G...

1. A lubricant distributor for the delivery of lubricant to at least one lubrication point, wherein the lubricant distributor includes a lubricant distributor housing, wherein a metering piston is disposed movably back-and-forth in a cylinder bore in the housing, wherein a detector device is mounted at the bore and, using the detector device, a position of the metering piston can be detected in at least one piston position, wherein the detector device comprises a Hall sensor disposed in a space in an adapter piece, wherein the adapter piece is disposed on the lubricant distributor housing such that the Hall sensor can detect the metering piston when the metering piston is located in a first end position in the cylinder bore,wherein
the adapter piece includes an entry bore facing the metering piston, the entry bore being configured to receive a portion of the metering piston, and
wherein the space is separated from the entry bore by a continuous base.

US Pat. No. 10,113,674

ASSEMBLY FOR PRODUCING A THREADED CONNECTION FOR DRILLING AND OPERATING HYDROCARBON WELLS, AND RESULTING THREADED CONNECTION

VALLOUREC OIL AND GAS FRA...

1. An assembly for producing a threaded connection, comprising:a first and a second tubular component with an axis of revolution and each respectively including at one of their ends at least a first continuous threaded zone following a first helix on an outer or inner circumferential surface of the component depending on whether the threaded end is male or female in type, and configured to cooperate together upon makeup,
the first threaded zones of the ends including a variable width dovetail thread profile viewed in longitudinal section passing through the axis, the ends respectively finishing in a terminal surface,
at least one of the ends including a lip provided between the threaded zone and the terminal surface, the lip carrying a sealing surface configured to cooperate in a sealing interference fit with a corresponding sealing surface disposed facing the other end when the connection is in the made up state,
wherein the lip is hollowed out by a groove adjoining the threaded zone and the sealing surface, the length of the groove being calculated as follows:

in which:
LFL is a value for pitch of load flanks;
SFL is a value for pitch of stabbing flanks;
TL is a threading length;
RLP is a reference position length;
n is a number of helixes in threading, wherein viewed in a longitudinal section passing through the axis of revolution, the groove includes an annular portion linked to the threaded zone via a first inclined portion and linked to the zone comprising the sealing surface via a second inclined portion, and wherein thickness of the groove is less than thickness of the lip by an amount of 0.2 to 2.5 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,113,646

FIRE RETARDANT HIGH TEMPERATURE DRYER SEALS AND RELATED METHODS

Felters of South Carolina...

1. A fire retardant dryer seal comprising:at least one friction-reducing outer base substrate having a first end and a second end, the at least one outer base substrate forming a friction-reducing outer surface of the dryer seal for contacting with portions of a dryer;
at least one interior base substrate having a first surface and an opposing second surface, the at least one interior base substrate secured to the at least one outer base substrate;
the first end and the second end of the at least one outer base substrate secured together so that the at least one outer base substrate forms at least a portion of an annular shape; and
a heat resistant coating disposed on at least one of the first surface or second surface of the at least one interior base substrate in an amount that, upon exposure to sufficient heat, expands to a size that limits airflow into the drum of the dryer by an amount that does not permit sufficient oxygen to enter the drum to create a combustion event that will exceed a temperature of 800° F., the heat resistant coating comprising particles of an inorganic mineral material dispersed within a binder.

US Pat. No. 10,113,644

SELF-LUBRICATING AND DRAINING, CONTACTING FACE, ROTATING SHAFT SEAL

PARKER-HANNIFIN CORPORATI...

1. A shaft seal assembly comprising:a stator;
a rotor that rotates relative to the stator;
a rotating seal that rotates with the rotor; and
a static seal disposed in the stator, the static seal having an end face in sealing engagement with an end face of the rotating seal, wherein the end face of the static seal and the end face of the rotating seal are in contacting engagement during rotation of the rotating seal; and a spring that is adjacent the static seal and directly engages the static seal to bias the static seal against the rotating seal to maintain sealing engagement of the end faces by preventing axial movement of the rotating seal and the static seal during rotation of the rotating seal; wherein the static seal includes a first drain passage located at the contacting end faces, the drain passage being defined by at least one axial passage extending through the respective static seal and an annular passage defined in the respective end face, allowing a lubricant to drain and fill through the at least one axial passage and the annular passage at the sealing surfaces of the end faces, the end faces maintaining sealing engagement during rotation of the rotating seal; and
a second drain passage defined by a labyrinth formed in the rotor and an external drain port formed in the stator in communication with the labyrinth that maintain sealing engagement of the end faces by allowing contaminants to fall out of the shaft seal assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,113,641

SHIFT DEVICE OF DUAL CLUTCH TRANSMISSION

Hyundai Dymos Incorporate...

1. A shift device of a dual clutch transmission, comprising:a select motor;
a select guide block moving in a straight direction by a driving of the select motor;
a pair of odd-stage and even-stage control shafts arranged parallel to one another and at opposite sides of the select guide block, each shaft moving in an axial select direction by the straight movement of the select guide block;
a pair of odd-stage and even-stage shift motors each providing a shaft rotating force to the pair of control shafts in a shift direction; and
a lead screw rotating by the select motor to provide a straight moving force to the select guide block, said select guide block having internal threads mating with external threads of the lead screw;
wherein the lead screw is configured to interlock with the select motor through a reducer,
wherein the select guide block is provided with a pair of guide grooves for providing a shaft moving force to the pair of control shafts, respectively, in the select direction and the guide grooves are formed on opposing side surfaces of the select guide block, the grooves facing and engaged with the control shafts and
wherein each guide groove continuously forms a flat surface and an inclined surface having a multi-stage structure to adjust a shaft moving displacement of the pair of control shafts in the select direction as determined by a straight moving distance of the select guide block.

US Pat. No. 10,113,618

COMPOUND PLANETARY FRICTION DRIVE

Technische Universiteit D...

1. A compound planetary friction drive comprising a first sun wheel, wherein said first sun wheel engages planetary wheels, which planetary wheels are arranged with a first part having a first radius and a second part having a second radius, wherein the second radius differs from the first radius and a transition region is provided between the first part and the second part, and wherein at least one ring annulus is provided that is driven by the planetary wheels, wherein the first sun wheel is in frictional engagement with the first part of the planetary wheels, said first part of the planetary wheels is in frictional engagement with a first ring annulus and a second ring annulus is in frictional engagement with the second part of the planetary wheels, and wherein the planetary wheels are both hollow and compressible uninterruptedly along their entire length spanning the first part, the transition region and the second part.

US Pat. No. 10,113,607

ACTIVE VIBRATION DAMPING DEVICE AND ACTIVE VIBRATION DAMPING METHOD

HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., T...

1. An active vibration damping device, comprising:an actuator disposed between a drive source and a vehicle body; and
a computer configured to suppress transmission of vibrations from the drive source to the vehicle body by causing the actuator to actively generate vibrations;
wherein the computer comprises:
an internal temperature estimating unit configured to calculate an internal temperature of the actuator;
a command value calculating unit configured to calculate an operation command value for the actuator from rotation information of the drive source;
a command value correction unit configured to correct the operation command value in accordance with the internal temperature;
a drive control unit configured to apply a drive voltage to the actuator using a voltage duty ratio based on the corrected operation command value; and
a point number calculating unit configured to obtain an integer value point number which is set so as to become larger as a period of rotation of the drive source becomes longer; and
wherein the internal temperature estimating unit comprises:
an output average duty ratio calculating unit configured to calculate an output average duty ratio, which is an average of target values or actually measured values of the voltage duty ratios that are used for realizing the operation command value, when the period of rotation of the drive source is a predetermined period;
a reference average duty ratio calculating unit configured to calculate, on basis of the operation command value and the point number, a reference average duty ratio, which is an average of the voltage duty ratios that realize the operation command value when the internal temperature is a reference temperature and the period of rotation of the drive source is the predetermined period;
an average duty ratio rate-of-change calculating unit configured to calculate, from the operation command value and the point number, an average duty ratio rate of change, which indicates a relationship between an amount of change of the internal temperature and an amount of change of an average duty ratio which is an average of the voltage duty ratios, when the period of rotation of the drive source is the predetermined period; and
an internal temperature calculating unit configured to calculate as the internal temperature a value obtained by adding the reference temperature to a product of the average duty ratio rate of change and a deviation between the output average duty ratio and the reference average duty ratio.

US Pat. No. 10,113,565

ENGINE NOZZLE SYNCHRONIZATION SYSTEM

Moog Inc., East Aurora, ...

1. An actuator synchronization system comprising:a control valve in fluid communication with a plurality of actuators, each of said actuators comprising:
an input stage element in fluid communication with said control valve and having an input member movably mounted along an input axis, and configured to be moved from a first input position to a second input position along said input axis by said control valve;
a main valve having a valve member movably mounted in a valve chamber along a main valve axis, and configured to be moved from a null position to an off-null position along said main valve axis to selectively meter fluid flow from at least one port defined between said valve member and said valve chamber;
an output stage element in fluid communication with said port of said main valve and having an output member moveably mounted along an output axis, and configured to be moved from a first output position to a second output position along said output axis by a pressure differential applied on said output member by said main valve;
said main valve and said output member configured such that said output member is at a pressure equilibrium and does not move when said valve member is in said null position;
a feedback linkage acting between said valve member and said output member;
an eccentric drive link acting between said input member and said feedback linkage and configured to rotate about a fixed drive axis;
said drive link rotationally connected to said feedback linkage at a first pivot that is off-set a distance from said fixed drive axis and configured such that selective motion of said input member between said first input position and said second input position along said input axis causes said pivot of said feedback linkage to rotate about said drive axis;
said feedback linkage and said drive link configured such that selective movement of said input member from said first position to said second position causes said drive link and said feedback linkage to move said valve member from said null position to said off-null position;
said movement of said valve member from said null position to said off-null position causes said pressure differential on said output member and said output member to thereby move from said first output position to said second output position; and
said movement of said output member to said second output position causes said feedback linkage to move said valve member from said off-null position back to said null position; and
a mechanical connector between each of said input stage elements and/or said drive links configured such that rotational motion of each of said respective drive links about said respective fixed drive axis is substantially the same and thereby synchronized.

US Pat. No. 10,113,517

AIR CLEANER FOR STRATIFIED SCAVENGING TWO-STROKE INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Yamabiko Corporation, To...

1. An air cleaner for a stratified scavenging two-stroke internal combustion engine, wherein the air cleaner is connected to a carburetor with an air passage and an air-fuel mixture passage to supply clean air filtered by the air cleaner to the air passage and the air-fuel mixture passage of the carburetor, the air cleaner comprising:an element member provided with a cleaner element for filtering air, an outer circumferential surface of the cleaner element forming an outer circumferential surface of the air cleaner;
an air cleaner base having a first inlet and a second inlet;
a ceiling plate member opposed to the air cleaner base to define a ceiling wall of the air cleaner and;
an air cleaner clean space formed by the air cleaner base, the ceiling plate member and the cleaner element;
a passage forming member forming an extended passage leading to the second inlet,
wherein the passage forming member is shaped to surround a periphery of the first inlet, and
wherein the passage forming member forms a blown-back fuel diffusion preventing region leading to the first inlet,
wherein the blown-back fuel diffusion preventing region is closed by the air cleaner base and the ceiling plate member, and defined by the air cleaner base, the ceiling plate member and a peripheral wall surface of the passage forming member,
wherein the passage forming member has an entrance opening at one end in a longitudinal direction of the passage forming member and an exit opening at another end of the passage forming member,
wherein the entrance opening is opened to the air cleaner clean space, and the exit opening is connected to the second inlet,
wherein the blown-back fuel diffusion preventing region is opened to an air cleaner clean space that is defined by the cleaner element and outside of the passage forming member, and the blown-back fuel diffusion preventing region is opened to the air cleaner clean space through a clearance gap between the entrance opening and the exit opening,
wherein the first inlet is connected to one of the air passage and the air-fuel mixture passage, the second inlet is connected to the other of the air passage and the air-fuel mixture passage.

US Pat. No. 10,113,498

METHOD TO CONTROL A FUEL PUMP FOR A DIRECT INJECTION SYSTEM

MAGNETI MARELLI S.p.A., ...

1. A method to control a high pressure pump (4) for a direct injection system provided with a common rail (3) comprising the steps of:calculating an objective fuel flow rate (Mref) to be fed by the high pressure pump (4) to the common rail (3) instant by instant to have the desired pressure value inside the common rail (3);
comparing the objective fuel flow rate (Mref) with the maximum flow rate (Mmax) that can be delivered by the high pressure pump (4); and
based on the comparison between the objective fuel flow rate (Mref) and the maximum flow rate (Mmax) that can be delivered by the high pressure pump (4), controlling the high pressure pump (4) so as to alternate exclusively operating cycles of the high pressure pump (4) with the maximum flow rate (Mmax) that can be delivered and idle operating cycles of the high pressure pump (4).

US Pat. No. 10,113,037

SILICONE SURFACTANT, W/O EMULSION COMPOSITION, POWDER COMPOSITION, AND COSMETIC/MEDICAL APPLICATION THEREOF

DOW CORNING TORAY CO., LT...

1. A silicone surfactant comprising a co-modified organopolysiloxane represented by the following general formula (1):
wherein
R1 is a monovalent hydrocarbon group having from 1 to 30 carbons, or is a hydrogen atom;
R2 is a straight or branched monovalent hydrocarbon group having from 6 to 30 carbons;
Q is a hydrophilic group consisting of a polyoxyalkylene group represented by structural formula (2):
—(C2H4O)r—(C3H6O)s—R3
wherein
R3 is a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group having from 1 to 4 carbons,
r is a number in a range of 0 to 100,
s is a number in a range of 0 to 50, and
r+s is a number in a range of 3 to 100;
R is a group selected from R1, R2, and Q;
provided that, when n3=0, at least one R is Q;
(n1+n2+n3) is a number in a range of 40 to 75;
n1 is a number in a range of 1 to 65;
n2 is a number in a range of 1 to 20; and
n3 is a number in a range of 0 to 5.

US Pat. No. 10,112,938

INDOLIN-2-ONE AND 1,3-DIHYDRO-PYRROLO[3,2-C]PYRIDIN-2-ONE DERIVATIVES

Hoffman-La Roche Inc., L...

1. A compound of formula (I)
wherein
Ar1 is phenyl, pyridinyl or pyrimidinyl;
Ar2 is selected from the group consisting of (i), (ii), (iv), (v), (vi), (vii), (viii), (ix), (x) and (xi);

R1 is hydrogen, C1-7-alkyl, halogen or C1-7-alkoxy;
R3 is hydrogen, C1-7-alkyl, C1-7-alkyl substituted by hydroxy, cycloalkyl, oxetan-3-yl, pyridinyl, imidazolyl, pyrazolyl, pyrimidinyl, which rings may optionally substituted by C1-7-alkyl, or is (CH2)3—S(O)2-cyclopropyl;
X is CH or N;
n is 1 or 2; or,
or, a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, a racemic mixture, an enantiomer, an optical isomer, a stereoisomer thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,112,934

(CYANO-DIMETHYL-METHYL)-ISOXAZOLES AND -[1,3,4]THIADIAZOLES

Centrexion Therapeutics C...

1. A method of treating pain selected from the group consisting of acute pain, visceral pain, and neuropathic pain, comprising administering to a human being an effective amount of a compound selected from the group consisting ofand a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, to treat the pain.

US Pat. No. 10,112,914

POLYMORPHS OF A MPGES-1 INHIBITING TRIAZOLONE COMPOUND

GLENMARK PHARMACEUTICALS ...

1. A crystalline form of N-(4-chloro-3-(5-oxo-1-(4-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl)-4,5-dihydro-1H-1,2,4-triazol-3-yl)benzyl)pivalamide (Compound formula II), structurally represented as

US Pat. No. 10,112,760

PACKAGED ORAL CARE IMPLEMENT AND PACKAGE

Colgate-Palmolive Company...

1. A packaged oral care implement comprising;a blister package comprising:
a receiving cavity;
a panel, the panel comprising a tear-away portion and a base portion, the tear-away portion comprising an edge protruding outwardly a first distance from the base portion;
a protuberance extending from an inner surface of the tear-away portion; and
the edge protruding outwardly a second distance from the base portion when a force is applied to an outer surface of the tear-away portion as a result of the protuberance acting as a fulcrum, the second distance greater than the first distance: and
an oral care implement positioned within the receiving cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,112,731

TRUSS STRUCTURE OPTIMIZATION TECHNIQUES

1. A structure supporting at least one component, the structure comprising:a truss-like frame structure including an arrangement design of at least four coupling nodes and at least six physical strut elements (struts) connected at a plurality of joints, each strut being disposed between and attached with a respective pair of the plurality of coupling nodes; wherein
the arrangement design results from performing a quantitative optimization of an objective function corresponding to a system performance characteristic of the arrangement design, the system performance characteristic having a specified value and being one or more of stiffness, strength, or coefficient of thermal expansion of the arrangement design, the quantitative optimization comprising:
generating a finite element analysis model, the analysis model including boundary conditions and an initial dense 3-D lattice mesh of strutlike finite elements, each strutlike finite element having a respective set of one or more assumed mechanical properties that model a respective simulated strut element, the boundary conditions including one or more input load parameters, and one or more of a mass, a moment of inertia and a thermal characteristic of at the at least one component;
computing, with the finite element analysis model, a value for the objective function;
optimizing the objective function by executing, on a processor, at least two cycles of an optimization loop, the optimization loop comprising:
(a) computing a respective parameter of each strut-like finite element;
(b) adjusting the finite element analysis model by: (i) decrementing the assumed mechanical property of a first subset of the finite elements, each element in the first subset having a respective computed parameter that is less than a first threshold; and (ii) deleting, from the finite element analysis model, any finite element in the first subset for which a resulting mechanical property is less than a second threshold;
(c) computing, with the adjusted finite element analysis model, an updated value for the objective function; and
determining, when the updated value for the objective function is within a desired tolerance of the specified value, that the adjusted finite element analysis model represents a sufficiently optimized arrangement design, and, when the updated value for the objective function is outside the desired tolerance, repeating steps (a) through (c).

US Pat. No. 10,112,686

SYSTEM FOR THE DEPLOYMENT OF MARINE PAYLOADS

Woods Hole Oceanographic ...

1. An underwater vehicle for deployment of at least one payload in water, comprising:a. a carrier, comprising a deployment chamber, comprising:
i. an electrical port;
ii. at least one valve;
iii. an actuator;
iv. at least one actuator switch;
v. electronics and circuitry;
vi. a vacuum port;
vii. an internal wet space; and
viii. a portal connecting the internal wet space to an external environment; and
b. at least one payload;
c. a vacuum actuation mechanism;
wherein the carrier is connected to the vacuum port;
wherein the vacuum port is connected to the vacuum actuation mechanism;
wherein when the deployment chamber is fully sealed, a vacuum force is created within the deployment chamber;
wherein the payload is held solely by the vacuum force;
wherein fluid is allowed to flood the internal wet space, releasing the vacuum force;
wherein the electrical port is capable of receiving power or data information; and
wherein the actuator and the actuator switch are controlled by the electronics and circuitry.

US Pat. No. 10,112,682

METHOD TO SEVER AND DISENGAGE A BICYCLE DRIVETRAIN BETWEEN THE CRANK AXIS AND REAR WHEEL AXLE, THEREBY ENABLING A FOLD IN THE BICYCLE FRAME AT A SPECIFIED POINT BETWEEN SAID CRANK AXIS AND REAR WHEEL AXLE ON A VERTICAL OR NEAR VERTICAL AXIS PARALLEL TO TH

T. PONG COMPANY, Raymond...

1. A folding bicycle comprising:a frame having a front subframe, a middle subframe, and a rear subframe;
the front subframe and the rear subframe are coupled to opposite front and rear ends of the middle subframe via a front hinge and a rear hinge, respectively;
the front hinge defining a front axis that runs vertically there through and the rear hinge defining a rear axis that runs vertically there through;
the folding bicycle configured to have a first unfolded configuration for operation wherein the front, middle, and rear subframes are disposed lengthwise along a single axis, the front subframe is positioned in front of the middle and rear subframes, the middle subframe is position between the front and rear subframes, and the rear subframe is positioned behind the front and middle subframes;
the folding bicycle configured to a have a second folded configuration for storage wherein the front and rear subframes are each folded 180° with respect to the middle subframe and are positioned parallel thereto;
a front wheel coupled to the front subframe;
a rear wheel coupled to the rear subframe about a rotational axis, the rear wheel having a rear wheel sprocket operatively coupled thereto and disposed along the rotational axis;
a crankset coupled to the middle subframe, the crankset including a crank sprocket;
a rear wheel drivetrain having at least a first gear intermeshed with a second gear, the rear wheel drivetrain operatively coupling the crank sprocket to the rear wheel sprocket and configured to drive the rear wheel of the folding bicycle via rotation of the crankset;
wherein the first gear of the rear wheel drivetrain is disposed on the middle subframe and the second gear of the rear wheel drivetrain is disposed on the rear subframe, the first and second gears intermeshed with one another along the rear axis when the folding bicycle is in the first unfolded configuration, and
wherein the first and second gears are disengaged from one another and parallel to each other when the folding bicycle is in the second folded configuration thereby disengaging the crankset from the rear wheel and allowing the rear wheel to freely rotate in either direction independent of the crankset.

US Pat. No. 10,112,607

DRIVING SUPPORT DEVICE THAT PERFORMS DRIVING SUPPORT IN ACCORDANCE WITH CHARACTERISTICS AND SKILLS OF DRIVER

HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., T...

1. A driving support device comprising:a processing device that performs driving support by controlling in-vehicle equipment having an influence on running of a subject vehicle equipped with the driving support device,
the processing device being configured to
repeatedly obtain and store, at a predetermined time interval or a predetermined distance interval, a pair of a value of longitudinal acceleration and a value of lateral acceleration that are generated as a result of a driving operation performed by a driver, the longitudinal acceleration being an acceleration in a traveling direction of the subject vehicle, the lateral acceleration being an acceleration in a direction orthogonal to the traveling direction,
set at least one parameter of a support operation for performing the driving support, by using a plurality of pairs of the value of the longitudinal acceleration and the value of the lateral acceleration, repeatedly obtained and stored,
plot points, each representing the respective pairs, on a two-dimensional coordinate plane that includes two axes respectively representing the longitudinal acceleration and the lateral acceleration,
generate a first shape, which is a closed shape, by connecting the plotted points adjacent to one another by line segments,
generate a second shape, which is a closed shape, formed of a circumscribed curve of the first shape,
calculate an area difference by subtracting an area of the first shape from an area of the second shape, and
set the one parameter of the support operation for performing the driving support, by using the area difference.

US Pat. No. 10,112,512

SUSPENSION DEVICE

GRAMMER AG, Amberg (DE)

1. A suspension device for a vehicle seat, comprising:an upper suspension portion and a lower suspension portion, said suspension portions being connected to one another by a first swivel connector and a second swivel connector, said first swivel connector being arranged on the lower suspension portion in such a way that said first swivel connector can swivel about a first swivel pin, and the second swivel connector being arranged on the lower suspension portion in such a way that said second swivel connector can swivel about a second swivel pin, a first tension spring and a second tension spring being respectively connected to the first swivel connector by a first end region and to the upper suspension portion or the lower suspension portion by a second end region,
wherein the first end region of the first tension spring is attached to the first swivel connector at a first distance, and the first end region of the second tension spring is attached to said first swivel connector at a second distance, the length of the first distance being variable,
wherein the first distance between the first end region of the first tension spring and the first swivel connector can be adjusted by an adjustment device, which is connected to the first swivel connector at one end and to the first end region at the other end.

US Pat. No. 10,112,255

PLATE BONDING METHOD AND PLATE ASSEMBLY

Korea Institute of Energy...

1. A plate bonding method through lamination and bonding of two or more plates, comprising:a roughness increasing process of increasing a surface roughness of at least one surface of the two or more plates facing each other;
a coating process of uniformly coating microfine ceramic columns on the at least one surface of the two or more plates, wherein the microfine ceramic columns have a diameter of not more than 10 microns; and
a diffusion bonding process of laminating the two or more plates, then bonding the plates under heated and pressurized conditions.

US Pat. No. 10,112,204

PORTABLE PRESSURIZED SPRAYER

ForeFront Product Design,...

1. A method for spraying a liquid, the method comprising:releasably connecting a housing of a detachable electric pump module to a sprayer tank with a connector of the sprayer tank and without transferring liquids from an interior of the sprayer tank to the detachable electric pump module, wherein the sprayer tank holds a liquid for spraying and the housing can be connected or disconnected while the sprayer tank is pressurized;
actuating an electric pump positioned within the housing of the detachable electric pump module to pump gas through a check valve of the connector into the sprayer tank to force the liquid through a spray nozzle, the detachable electric pump module automatically maintaining a flow of the liquid through the spray nozzle;
monitoring a pressure within the sprayer tank to determine when the pressure exceeds a predetermined limit using an automatic switch assembly; and
switching the electric pump off after the pressure within the sprayer tank exceeds the predetermined limit using the automatic switch assembly,
wherein the connector automatically prevents over pressurization and relieves excess pressure when the pressure within the sprayer tank exceeds the predetermined limit, and automatically resets after normal operating pressure is resumed, independent of whether the housing of the detachable electric pump module is connected to the sprayer tank or disconnected from the sprayer tank.

US Pat. No. 10,112,195

FLOW CELL FOR NUCLEIC ACID ANALYSIS AND NUCLEIC ACID ANALYZER

Hitachi High-Technologies...

1. A flow cell for nucleic acid analysis, comprising:a first substrate provided with an optical filter which reflects a first light for carrying out a photo-cleaving reaction with a nucleotide having an intramolecular fluorescent molecule via a photocleavable linker;
a hollow sheet having one or more hollow portions; and
a second substrate which transmits the first light,
wherein the first substrate, the hollow sheet, and the second substrate are attached to each other, with the hollow sheet being positioned between the first substrate, which underlies the hollow sheet, and the second substrate which overlies the hollow sheet, wherein the one or more hollow portions of the hollow sheet are enclosed by the optical filter of the underlying first substrate, the hollow sheet, and the overlying second substrate and form one or more flow passages;
one or more inlet and outlet holes on one of the first substrate and the second substrate and in fluid communication with the one or more flow passages;
a plurality of bead carriers, a surface of each of which bead carriers carries a plurality of molecules of the nucleotide having the intramolecular fluorescent molecule via the photocleavable linker, fixed inside the one or more flow passages, and
wherein the optical filter transmits a second light for exciting the fluorescent molecule and transmits a third light emitted from the fluorescent molecule.

US Pat. No. 10,112,192

PIPETTE COMPRISING IMAGING DEVICE ELEMENT

Thermo Fisher Scientific ...

1. A hand-held pipette, comprising:an elongated hand-held body having a handle portion configured for gripping the pipette, a display portion located above the handle portion, and a tip portion located below the handle portion configured for supporting at least one detachable tip;
a cylinder disposed within the body and having a piston movable inside the cylinder for aspiring and dispensing liquid;
an imaging device element supported by the pipette and configured for obtaining at least one image, wherein the imaging device element comprises one of a camera unit or an optical imaging sensor including an optical lens that is focused at an area in front of the at least one tip of the pipette and/or at the at least one tip of the pipette; and
a display supported by the display portion and being configured to display at least one image from the imaging device element.

US Pat. No. 10,112,093

BATTING STANCE TRAINING MAT

1. A batting stance training mat comprising:a center panel with a home plate indicia for designating home plate;
a first lateral panel and a second lateral panel each having a first terminal end and a second terminal end, wherein each lateral panel includes a plurality of indicia, wherein each of the plurality of indicia designates foot placement of a user relative to the home plate indicia;
an end panel having an indicia designating foot placement of a second user relative to the home plate indicia;
wherein the end panel extends past the second terminal end of each of the first and second lateral panel;
wherein the indicia of the end panel is a pair of shoe prints, wherein each shoe print has a toe end and heel end, wherein the toe end of each shoe print faces toward and is centrally aligned with the center panel;
a plurality of fasteners on an outer perimeter of the batting stance training mat.

US Pat. No. 10,112,055

DISPLAY FOR DUAL-MODE MEDICAL DEVICE

ZOLL Medical Corporation,...

1. A multi-mode electronic medical device for providing resuscitative therapy, comprising:a device housing having a front side positioned to be visible to a user of the device during use of the device;
a switch to allow the user to select between a first mode and a second mode for the device;
a display area on the front side of the device housing, the display area configured for a section of text or graphics not to be visible when the device is switched to the first mode and for the section of text or graphics to be visible when the device is switched to the second mode; and
circuitry configured to energize one or more light sources to provide light from behind the display area when the device is in the second mode, and to thereby make visible the text or graphics when the device is switched to the second mode.

US Pat. No. 10,112,009

INTRAVENOUS PUMPING AIR MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Baxter International Inc....

1. An intravenous (“IV”) liquid delivery system comprising:an IV pump tubing set;
a pump actuator operable with the IV pump tubing set;
an air removal device located downstream of the pump actuator, the air removal device including an air passing but liquid retaining filter and a liquid passing but air retaining filter;
an indicating device that indicates that the air removal device is present; and
a control unit operable with the indicating device, the control unit configured so that when the air removal device is indicated as being present, the pump actuator is allowed to operate the IV pump tubing set even if air is detected upstream of the air removal device.

US Pat. No. 10,111,987

MARKED FLUOROPOLYMER SURFACES AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME

Innovatech, LLC, Chicago...

1. A method of manufacturing a coated polytetrafluoroethylene tube, said method comprising:inserting a support member into a lumen of a body of a polytetrafluoroethylene tube;
coupling the support member and the body of the polytetrafluoroethylene tube to a shielding device;
blocking, via the shielding device, a plurality of spaced apart portions of an outer surface of the body of the polytetrafluoroethylene tube;
rotating the support member and the body of the polytetrafluoroethylene tube;
while rotating the support member and the body of the polytetrafluoroethylene tube, applying a coating to each of a plurality of spaced apart unblocked portions of the outer surface of the body of the polytetrafluoroethylene tube; and
curing the applied coating to cause the applied coating to bond to the outer surface of the body of the polytetrafluoroethylene tube to indicate a plurality of spaced apart markings formed on the outer surface of the body of the polytetrafluoroethylene tube.

US Pat. No. 10,111,960

9-OH-RISPERIDONE CONTROLLED RELEASE COMPOSITION

THE TRUSTREES OF THE UNIV...

1. A controlled release composition, said composition comprising a therapeutic drug and a polymer, said polymer comprising polylactic acid (PLA) and optionally polyglycolic acid (PGA) in a PLA:PGA molar ratio between 50:50 and 100:0, wherein said therapeutic drug is present in an amount of about 10%-20% of the mass of said composition, wherein said therapeutic drug is risperidone or 9-OH-risperidone, and wherein said composition maintains a therapeutic level of said therapeutic drug over a period ranging from about 1 month to about 6 months upon subcutaneous placement into a subject.

US Pat. No. 10,111,821

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR ADMINISTERING A SPECIFIC WAVELENGTH PHOTOTHERAPY

Applied Biology, Inc., I...

1. A method of treating a human patient suffering from psoriasis, vitiligo, atopic dermatitis, and/or pruritis, comprising:delivering, from ambient solar radiation, a dose of EMR to skin of a human subject by:
covering a region of the skin with a topical composition;
exposing the human subject to the ambient solar radiation for a predetermined period of time to generate an erythemally weighted irradiance therapeutic response; and
stopping the exposure of the human subject to the ambient solar radiation after the passage of the predetermined period of time;
wherein the topical composition comprises:
a cosmetic-grade carrier suitable for application to the human skin;
a first compound, suitable for application to human skin, which blocks more total radiation within wavelength range B (280 to 300 nm) than it blocks in wavelength range A (300 to 320 nm); and
a second compound, suitable for application to human skin, which blocks more total radiation within wavelength range C (320 to 340 nm) than it blocks in wavelength range A
wherein:
the topical composition blocks a percentage PFB of radiation in wavelength range B that is greater than a percentage PFA of radiation blocked in wavelength range A,
PFA is defined as:

PFB is defined as:

the topical composition blocks a percentage PFC of radiation in wavelength range C (320 to 340 nm) that is greater than PFA, wherein PFC is defined as:

PFC?PFA is at least about 5%; and
? is a wavelength of radiation, I(?) is an intensity of radiation according to solar irradiance standard ASTM G177-03 passing through the topical composition at a given wavelength in W/m2/nm, T(?) is the mean transmittance of a topical composition determined using the methodology outline in the US FDA Broad Spectrum Test (21 CFR 201.327(j), Jul. 5, 2011), and w(?) is a weighting function defined as:

PFB?PFA is at least about 10%; and
further wherein the first compound and the second compound are present in amounts and in a ratio such that the topical composition has an absorbance spectra forming a spectra valley defined by a wavelength range from 306 nm to 315 nm, the spectra valley allowing passage of light to generate the erythemally weighted irradiance therapeutic response,
wherein the topical composition comprises 4% hesperidin by weight percent and 1.125% or 2.5% diethylamino hydroxybenzoyl hexyl benzoate by weight percent.

US Pat. No. 10,111,805

FACIAL MASSAGER

AMOREPACIFIC CORPORATION,...

1. A massage device for face comprising:a mask comprising:
an accommodation formed therein;
a terminal exposing hole of a terminal; and
a first mask and a second mask, wherein a circumference of the first mask and a circumference of the second mask are fixed to each other to form the accommodation; and
at least one electrically-driven module, accommodated in the accommodation of the mask, comprising:
a driving unit having a rotary shaft and a coil wrapping the rotary shaft; and
a battery,
wherein the electrically-driven module exposes two terminals of different polarities to an outside of the mask through the terminal exposing hole and increases a potential difference between the two terminals using an induced electromotive force of the coil,
wherein at least one of the first mask and the second mask comprises at least one of an insertion hole for inserting and withdrawing the electrically-driven module, and
wherein an induced electromotive force processor comprises an input end connected between a driving switch and the driving unit in parallel and making electric energy generated from the coil around the rotary shaft when the driving unit is idle by the switching off of the driving switch flow to an output end of the driving unit,
wherein a minus (?) power terminal of the base is electrically connected to the output end of the driving unit such that a current flows when the driving unit is idle by the switching off of the driving switch flow to an output end of the driving unit, and
wherein the current is configured to flow between the power terminals through the user's skin.

US Pat. No. 10,111,803

MOBILITY WALKER

1. A mobility walker comprising:a pair of rear legs and a pair of front legs, each configured to support said mobility walker on the ground;
a transverse handle extending laterally across a width of said mobility walker, wherein said transverse handle comprises a primary handgrip configured to be grasped by a user when operating said mobility walker,
wherein at least sixty percent of the length of each of said front legs is formed with a concave curvature, as viewed from a front of said mobility walker; and
a pair of brake levers pivotally secured to said transverse handle or to said front legs,
wherein said brake levers are configured to be selectively positioned in a locked position such that movement of said mobility walker is restricted and in an unlocked position such that movement of said mobility walker is not restricted,
wherein when said brake levers are in the locked position said brake levers extend downward, parallel and adjacent to said front legs,
wherein when said brake levers are in the unlocked position said brake levers extend away from said front legs, and upward from and orthogonal to said transverse handle, such that said brake levers are configured to act as secondary handgrips for the user to control said mobility walker.

US Pat. No. 10,111,787

APPARATUS FOR A DIAPER, A SYSTEM, A DIAPER AND A METHOD OF MANUFACTURING AN ELECTRODE

Agency for Science, Techn...

1. An apparatus for a diaper, the apparatus comprising:a plurality of electrodes; and
an electronic device coupled to at least two electrodes of the plurality of electrodes;
the at least two electrodes of the plurality of electrodes being operable to generate a potential difference when electrically connected together by ionized liquid, and the electronic device being operable to generate an alarm signal when the potential difference is generated, wherein the plurality of electrodes comprise at least two arc-shaped electrodes together forming at least a portion of a circle, and a further electrode being positioned inside the circle.

US Pat. No. 10,111,783

SILICA FIBER COMPOSITION AND METHOD OF USE

American Nano, LLC, Clem...

25. A method for making and using a silica fiber composition, the method comprising:preparing a sol that contains 70% to 90% tetraethyl orthosilicate (TEOS) by weight, 12% to 25% ethanol by weight, 1% to 10% water by weight, and an acid catalyst;
transitioning the sol to a sol-gel for 2 to 7 days under conditions where humidity is within the range of 40% to 80%, and the temperature is within the range of 50 to 90° F.;
electrospinning the sol-gel into a silica fiber mat; and
combining at least a portion of the silica fiber mat with a liquid or gelatinous composition.

US Pat. No. 10,111,752

CRANIOPLASTY PLATE

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA RESEAR...

1. A cranioplasty plate, comprising: a body adapted to cover a skull opening exposing the brain and having opposite upper and lower surfaces and a perimeter edge; a gasket on the lower surface of the body adjacent the perimeter to space the body apart from the skull; the gasket being adapted to shrink over time so that the body settles onto the skull;elastic fasteners fixed to the body and extending radially outward; and
cranial screws adapted to fix the elastic fasteners to the skull;
whereby the elastic fasteners pull the body towards the skull as the gasket shrinks over time.

US Pat. No. 10,111,733

DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROSTHODONTIC RESTORATION

ABRACADABRA IMPLANTS LTD,...

1. A dental implant abutment assembly for forming an individually customized dental implant abutment mounted on a dental implant anchor adapted to be implanted and having an internal connection platform, wherein the abutment assembly is individually customizable, the abutment assembly including:a. an adjustable abutment pivot provided for coupling to the dental implant anchor, wherein said customized dental implant abutment is centered around said adjustable abutment pivot; said adjustable abutment pivot having an apical end and an occlusal end;
i. said apical end defines a pivot mounting member for mounting and securely coupling said pivot with the dental implant anchor with at least one coupling portion selected from the group consisting of: threading, Morse angle, friction fit, snap fit, and any combination thereof; said pivot mounting member comprising a tooling interface provided to facilitate maneuvering said pivot with optional tools;
ii. said occlusal end extending from and continuous with said pivot mounting member forming a pivot projection, said pivot projection is a malleable rod characterized in that said rod may be individually customized to provide a desired vertical dimension in the vertical plane relative to said mounting member and a desired angle in any direction in the occlusal plane; said pivot projection further comprises a plurality of adjustable portions and engaging portions along the length of said pivot projection; said adjustable portions are disposed between said engaging portions, said adjustable portions are provided to adjust the length and angular position of said pivot projection relative to said apical end of said pivot; said engaging portions feature external threading having the same thread parameters; and
b. an interface member, the interface member provided for coupling with the implanted dental implant anchor along the implant's internal connection platform, the interface member is a hollow tubular member featuring a non-customizable distal portion and a customizable proximal portion forming a lumen defined along its length between the distal portion and proximal portion; wherein said lumen is configured to receive said adjustable abutment pivot and filling material:
i. the distal portion defining a non-customizable anchor coupling interface having an external surface for matching and internally fitting within the implant anchor's internal connection platform;
ii. the proximal portion having an elevated rim configured to be customizable so as to assume a shape, angle and vertical dimension according to an individual's gingival morphology wherein once customized said elevated rim defines a trans-gingival collar of the abutment assembly and an upper end thereof defining a shoulder on which a restoration is supported;said abutment assembly is characterized in that all of its members are customizable by a practitioner, according to an individual's gingival morphology and prosthodontic requirements of a patient, wherein said customization is provided at a proximal or occlusal end of said abutment assembly members, wherein the proximal and occlusal ends are customized to be provided with at least one of a desired surface, angle, or vertical dimension.

US Pat. No. 10,111,704

INTRAOSSEOUS NERVE TREATMENT

Relievant Medsystems, Inc...

1. A method of treating back pain from a location within a bone of a spine, comprising:inserting a distal end portion of a radiofrequency energy delivery device having two electrodes through an outer cortical bone region of the bone and within an inner cancellous bone region of the bone,
positioning a first electrode of the two electrodes on a first side of a nerve within the bone and positioning a second electrode of the two electrodes on a second side of the nerve within the bone; and
applying radiofrequency energy to the inner cancellous bone region of the bone, thereby generating heat sufficient to ablate at least a portion of the nerve within the inner cancellous bone region of the bone.

US Pat. No. 10,111,683

POSITIONING AND TISSUE SENSING DEVICES AND METHODS

OMEQ MEDICAL LTD., M.P. ...

1. An apparatus for safely positioning an introducer or a stylet inside a mammalian tissue, the apparatus comprising:a hollow introducer having a longitudinal axis and a distal end;
a stylet movable through the hollow introducer and arranged to be controllably pushed out of the distal end of the introducer and against the mammalian tissue;
an actuator arranged to controllably push the stylet out of the distal end of the introducer or pull it back towards the distal end;
a sensor arranged to measure a force or a pressure required to push the stylet against the mammalian tissue; and
a processor arranged to record and analyze the measurements and determine therefrom a type of the mammalian tissue and transitions between different mammalian tissues and cavities.

US Pat. No. 10,111,680

THERAPEUTIC ULTRASOUND SYSTEM

Flowcardia, Inc., Tempe,...

1. An ultrasound catheter comprising:an elongated catheter body having a proximal end, a distal end and at least one lumen extending longitudinally therethrough;
a proximal housing that is coupled to the proximal end of the elongated catheter body, the proximal housing having a distal bore;
an ultrasound transmission member extending longitudinally through the lumen of the catheter body;
a sonic connector positioned on the proximal end of the ultrasound transmission member for connecting the ultrasound transmission member to a separate ultrasound generating device at a connection location, the sonic connector comprising a proximal section for connection to the separate ultrasound generating device, and a front portion which connects to the proximal end of the ultrasound transmission member;
and
an absorber retained inside the distal bore of the proximal housing and which substantially surrounds the ultrasound transmission member.

US Pat. No. 10,111,678

MEDICAL MANIPULATOR AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME

MEDICAROID CORPORATION, ...

1. A medical manipulator comprising:a multiple-degree freedom slave arm, which can be mounted with a medical instrument;
a master arm configured that an operator instructs the multiple-degree freedom slave arm to make a movement of the medical instrument;
a memory configured to retain an insertion port position indicating a spatial position of an insertion port for inserting the medical instrument mounted in the multiple-degree freedom slave arm into a human body;
a touch panel display configured to receive an instruction by the operator; and
a controller configured to control the multiple-degree freedom slave arm so as to perform a predetermined operation related to inserting the medical instrument into the human body from the insertion port position based on the instruction of the operator via the touch panel display; and
wherein the controller is configured to control the multiple-degree freedom slave arm so as to move a distal end portion of the medical instrument to spatial coordinates instructed by the operator via the master arm while maintaining a state where the medical instrument passes through the insertion port position.

US Pat. No. 10,111,674

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR VERTEBROSTENTING

Globus Medical, Inc., Au...

1. A method for treating a vertebral body comprising:inserting a distal end of a flexible shaft assembly through a cannula and into the vertebral body; and
moving a lever and cam subassembly of the flexible shaft assembly from a first position to a second position, thereby applying a curving force to the distal end of the flexible shaft assembly,
wherein the flexible shaft assembly further comprises a handle and a compression spring within the handle,
wherein the lever rotates away from the handle in the first position causing the cam subassembly to compress the compression spring and straighten the distal end of the flexible shaft assembly, and
wherein the lever is positioned against the handle in the second position causing the compression spring to expand and curve the distal end of the flexible shaft assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,111,669

FLUOROSCOPY-INDEPENDENT, ENDOVASCULAR AORTIC OCCLUSION SYSTEM

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A vessel occlusion system for occluding a thoracic artery of a patient between the left subclavian artery and an aortic bifurcation to reduce blood flow to the patients extremities, the system comprising:a balloon shaft including a distal end portion and a proximal end portion, the proximal end portion including a port, the balloon shaft also including pre-calibrated length indicia on an external surface;
an occlusion balloon connected to the distal end portion, the port being in fluid communication with the occlusion balloon;
a balloon inflation lumen extending along a length of the balloon shaft, the balloon inflation lumen being in fluid communication with the balloon and the port;
a curved tip at the distal end portion, the curved tip configured to limit perforation of vessels as the balloon shaft is advanced through blood vessels of the patient toward and through the target blood vessel; and
a nomogram correlating a first distance between at least two externally identifiable boney anatomical landmarks of humans of a pool of humans and a second distance from an insertion puncture to the predetermined location of the humans, wherein a reference distance between the at least two externally identifiable external boney anatomical landmarks of the patients torso, the nomogram configured to enable a comparison of a measurement on the patient to the first distance on the nomogram to determine the correlated second distance such that the predetermined location is the determined second distance from the insertion puncture and the occlusion balloon is to be inserted into the patient and positioned at the predetermined location within the target blood vessel without using fluoroscopy, the pre-calibrated length indicia providing an indication of an insertion distance of the occlusion balloon from the insertion puncture, the nomogram also including a listing of a diameter of the aorta.

US Pat. No. 10,111,661

MATRIX METALLOPROTEINASE INHIBITING ADJUNCTS FOR SURGICAL DEVICES

Ethicon LLC, Guaynabo, P...

1. A staple cartridge assembly for use with a surgical stapler, comprising:a cartridge body having a plurality of staple cavities, each staple cavity having a surgical staple disposed therein;
a biocompatible adjunct material releasably retained on the cartridge body and configured to be delivered to tissue by deployment of the staples in the cartridge body to form a staple line; and
an effective amount of at least first and second medicants disposed within and releasable from the adjunct material along the staple line, the first medicant having a first absorbable coating configured to dissolve according to a first predetermined release profile, and the second medicant having a second absorbable coating configured to dissolve according to a second predetermined time release profile that is different than the first predetermined release profile such that the first and second medicants are configured to be released from the adjunct material at different times from one another, the first and second medicants including a tissue matrix degradation inhibitor and an agent configured to induce proliferation of fibroblasts.

US Pat. No. 10,111,647

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR GENERATING ULTRASONIC IMAGE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An apparatus for generating an ultrasonic image, comprising:an ultrasonic transducer which has an ultra-wideband frequency transfer characteristic;
a pulse generator which generates a plurality of ultrasonic pulses, wherein each pulse of the plurality of ultrasonic pulses has a different respective center frequency within a frequency band of the ultrasonic transducer, wherein the pulse generator comprises a plurality of bandpass filters;
a controller which controls the pulse generator to:
generate a first ultrasonic pulse using a first bandpass filter of the plurality of bandpass filters, wherein the first ultrasonic pulse corresponds to a first focal point at a first depth,
generate a second ultrasonic pulse using a second bandpass filter of the plurality of bandpass filters, wherein the second ultrasonic pulse corresponds to a second focal point at a second depth different than the first depth, and the second ultrasonic pulse is orthogonal to the first ultrasonic pulse;
an ultrasonic transducer configured to simultaneously transmit the first ultrasonic pulse and the second ultrasonic pulse; and
a processor configured to generate, based on reflected signals corresponding to the first ultrasonic pulse and the second ultrasonic pulse, the ultrasonic image.

US Pat. No. 10,111,465

ELECTRONIC SMOKE APPARATUS

Altria Client Services LL...

1. A power management device for an electronic smoke apparatus, the electronic smoke apparatus including a heater to heat a liquid, and a reservoir to hold the liquid, the power management device comprising:a controller to adaptively supply operating power to the heater to operate the electronic smoke apparatus based on received signals indicative of characteristics of a puff event, the characteristics including airflow through the electronic smoke apparatus;
wherein the controller is configured to, during the puff event,
supply the operating power at a first power level in response to detecting airflow through the electronic smoke apparatus at or above a first threshold level,
reduce the operating power from the first power level to a second power level after expiration of a first time period following detection of the airflow at or above the first threshold level, the second power level less than the first power level, and
increase the operating power from the second power level to a third power level after expiration of a second time period and in response to detecting airflow through the electronic smoke apparatus at or above a second threshold level;
wherein the expiration of the second time period is after the expiration of the first time period; and,
wherein the third power level is less than or equal to the first power level.

US Pat. No. 10,111,409

REMOTE-CONTROLLED ANIMAL RELEASE DEVICE

Scott Gardner Design LLC,...

1. A remotely-controlled animal release device, comprising:a remotely controllable linear actuator; and
a catch assembly, including—
a support member defining a tongue portion;
a catch member pivotably coupled to the support member and having a first end and a second end having a slot disposed therein, the first end defining an extending jaw portion, wherein the catch member is configured to act as a lever to selectively engage with the tongue portion of the support member with a clamping force sufficient to retain hardware under tension therebetween;
a trigger pivotably coupled to the support member and having a first end having a slot disposed therein and a second end removably abutting against the a portion of the support member in an engaged position to prevent the catch member disengaging from the tongue portion, the second end being shiftable away from the portion of the support member in a released position through direct contact with the linear actuator to disengage the catch member from the tongue portion; and
a linkage pivotably disposed in the slots of the catch member and the trigger, thereby connecting the first end of the trigger to the second end of the catch member; and
a biasing element operably coupling the support member to the first end of the trigger, the biasing element configured to bias the trigger to the engaged position.

US Pat. No. 10,111,392

LIGHTING SYSTEM FOR PROMOTING THE RAPID MATURATION OF COMMERCIAL PLANTS

LED Living Technology, B...

13. A method of providing light to a plant with a life cycle that includes a first growth period, a second growth period and a third growth period, said method comprising the steps of:providing an LED array that includes red LEDs, blue LEDs and white LEDs; and
illuminating said plant with said LED array during said life cycle, wherein only said white LEDs and said blue LEDs are illuminated to produce a blue/white light during both said first growth period and said second growth period, wherein said blue/white light has a higher intensity of blue light than white light throughout said first growth period and a higher intensity of white light than blue light throughout said second growth period, and
wherein only said red LEDs and said white LEDs are illuminated during said third growth period to produce a red/white light.

US Pat. No. 10,111,374

ROTATABLE TWO-POINT HITCH SYSTEM

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A two-point hitch system, comprising:an attachment assembly configured to attach the two-point hitch system to a towable implement;
a mount member mechanically coupled to the attachment assembly; and
two rotatable ends rotatably coupled to the mount member, each rotatable end of the two rotate ends configured to rotate between 0 and 360 degrees, each rotatable end configured to rotate independently; wherein each of the two rotatable ends comprise a removable fastener configured to attach the two-point hitch system to a towing vehicle, to an agricultural implement, or to a combination thereof, via the two rotatable ends.
US Pat. No. 10,111,852

METHOD FOR TREATING BLADDER CANCER

The William M. Yarbrough ...

1. A method for treating bladder cancer, comprising the step(s) of:administering an isothiocyanate functional surfactant to an area affected by bladder cancer, wherein the isothiocyanate functional surfactant comprises at least one isothiocyanate functional group associated with an aliphatic and/or aromatic carbon atom of the isothiocyanate functional surfactant.
US Pat. No. 10,111,854

SYNTHESIS AND USE OF AMINE-CONTAINING FLAVONOIDS AS POTENT ANTI-LEISHMANIAL AGENTS

The Hong Kong Polytechnic...

1. An anti-leishmanial compound having the general formula of:Flavonoid-X—NR1R2 or Flavonoid-X—R1R2,
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,wherein:the flavonoid is selected from the group consisting of flavone, flavonol, flavanone, and isoflavonoid;
X is a linker, wherein each linker independently comprises one or more groups selected from the group consisting of alkylene, ethyleneoxy, propyleneoxy, butyleneoxy, alkylC(O)—, ethylene amine, propylene amine, butylene amine, alkylcyclic amine, alkylcyclic diamine, or a combination thereof;
wherein:
(i) R1 is independently selected from the group consisting of H, —(CH2)n-aryl, and —(CH2)n-heteroaryl which may be optionally substituted; R2 is independently selected from the group consisting of H, —(CH2)n-aryl, and —(CH2)n-heteroaryl which may be optionally substituted; or
(ii) R1R2 forms a cyclic compound with a general structure of —(CH2)n—Y—(CH2)m— wherein Y is CH2, O, or NR1, any of which may be optionally substituted; and
wherein n and m are independently selected from an integer between 1 to 6.
US Pat. No. 10,111,857

MICROCAPSULES CONTAINING AN OXIDIZABLE ACTIVE, AND A PROCESS FOR PREPARING THE SAME

IDCAPS, La Rochelle (FR)...

1. A microcapsule consisting of:a single core consisting of an oxidizable active (OA), and at least one additional element selected from drying agents, antioxidant agents, filmogen agents and emulsifying agents, the outer part of said core being in a solid form; and
a water insoluble coating obtained from a water soluble encapsulating agent (EA) selected from alginates of monovalent cations, water insolubility being induced by a salt having a divalent metallic cation, said coating surrounding said core,
wherein said OA is selected from the group consisting of vitamin B5, vitamin B6, vitamin B8, vitamin B9, vitamin A, vitamin D3, vitamin K and vitamin E,
with the proviso that:
said core does not comprise a metal oxide, and
said coating does not comprise a disintegrant.
US Pat. No. 10,113,150

ENGINEERED CARDIAC TISSUES AND METHODS OF USING THEM

InvivoSciences, Inc., Ma...

1. An engineered cardiac tissue comprising human cardiomyocyte cells comprising a transgene encoding a protein that results in resistance to a pharmacologic inhibitor wherein said transgene is operably linked to a cardiac-specific promoter, cardiac fibroblast cells and an extracellular matrix component, wherein the ratio of fibroblasts to cardiomyocytes is between 0.1:1 and 2:1, and wherein the tissue contracts coherently.
US Pat. No. 10,113,167

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR RNA-DIRECTED TARGET DNA MODIFICATION AND FOR RNA-DIRECTED MODULATION OF TRANSCRIPTION

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A non-naturally occurring DNA-targeting RNA, or a nucleic acid encoding the non-naturally occurring DNA-targeting RNA, wherein the non-naturally occurring DNA-targeting RNA comprises:(a) a targeter-RNA comprising:
(i) a first nucleotide sequence that is complementary to a target sequence of a target DNA molecule, and
(ii) a second nucleotide sequence that hybridizes with an activator-RNA,
wherein the first and second nucleotide sequences are heterologous to one another; and
(b) the activator-RNA, which hybridizes with the second nucleotide sequence of the targeter-RNA to form a double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) duplex of a protein-binding segment, wherein the activator-RNA hybridizes with the targeter-RNA to form a total of 8 to 15 base pairs,
wherein the non-naturally occurring DNA-targeting RNA is capable of forming a complex with a Cas9 polypeptide and targeting the complex to the target sequence of the target DNA molecule.
US Pat. No. 10,111,891

COMPOSITIONS FOR ORAL ADMINISTRATION OF ZOLEDRONIC ACID OR RELATED COMPOUNDS FOR TREATING DISEASE

ANTECIP BIOVENTURES II LL...

1. A method of delivering zoledronic acid to the blood of a human being, comprising: fasting the human being for at least four hours, followed by orally administering a dosage form containing about 30 mg to about 800 mg of the zoledronic acid in a salt form to the human being, followed by fasting the human being for at least one hour, wherein orally administering the dosage form to the human being results in a bioavailability of zoledronic acid that is about 1.5% to 3%.
US Pat. No. 10,113,205

COMPOSITIONS TO DETECT SEASONAL H1 INFLUENZA A VIRUS NUCLEIC ACIDS

GEN-PROBE INCORPORATED, ...

1. A composition comprising:at least first and second seasonal H1 influenza A-specific amplification primers, wherein the first primer comprises a H1 influenza A-specific sequence consisting of SEQ ID NO:72 and the second primer comprises a H1 influenza A-specific sequence consisting of SEQ ID:73; and
a seasonal H1 influenza A-specific oligonucleotide detection probe having a H1 influenza A-specific sequence of at least 18 contiguous nucleotides, wherein said detection probe is complementary to a H1 influenza A nucleic acid sequence that is amplifiable by the first and second primers, and wherein said detection probe comprises at least a first detectable label operably linked to said oligonucleotide detection probe.
US Pat. No. 10,111,926

SELECTIVELY TARGETED ANTIMICROBIAL PEPTIDES AND THE USE THEREOF

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A method of reducing the ratio of living Streptococcus mutans to total streptococci in a biofilm, said method comprising contacting said Streptococcus mutans with an amount of a construct effective to kill an Streptococcus mutans, wherein said construct comprises a targeting peptide that binds Streptococcus mutans attached to an antimicrobial peptide, wherein the amino acid sequence of said targeting peptide consists of a fragment of the competence stimulating peptide (CSP) ranging in length from 8 to 20 amino acids.
US Pat. No. 10,111,687

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR CONDUIT OCCLUSION

FEMASYS, INC., Suwanee, ...

1. A method for occluding at least one fallopian tube in a mammal, comprising,a) positioning at a uterine fundus of a mammal a closed tip of an introducer shaft of a delivery device of a delivery system that delivers an effective amount of an occlusive material composition, the delivery system comprising the delivery device comprising a handle, the introducer shaft having a proximal end operatively connected to the handle and the opposed closed tip, the introducer shaft defining a catheter channel along the interior length of the introducer shaft and defining at least one catheter channel opening spaced proximally from the closed tip of the introducer shaft, wherein the catheter channel is configured for providing at least one catheter; at least one catheter having a delivery end and an end structure, wherein the at least one catheter is configured to be received therein the catheter channel of the introducer shaft; and elements for providing an occlusive material composition into and through the catheter;
wherein the closed tip of the introducer shaft is positioned at the uterine fundus by inserting the introducer shaft therethrough a cervix of the mammal until the closed tip contacts a uterine fundus of the mammal, and the at least one catheter channel opening is directed toward a uterine cornua of the mammal;
b) moving the at least one catheter therethrough the catheter channel until the delivery end of the at least one catheter exits the at least one catheter channel opening and the delivery end of the catheter is located within the uterine cornua and the end structure is at or near a tubal ostium, wherein the end structure maintains the delivery end in the uterine cornua and aids in localized delivery of the occlusive material composition; and
c) delivering an effective amount of an occlusive material composition through and out the delivery end of the catheter so that a fallopian tube is occluded, wherein the occlusive material composition comprises a material that polymerizes after delivery of the occlusive material composition.
US Pat. No. 10,114,027

BETA-GLUCAN ASSAY METHODS

Biothera, Inc., Eagan, M...

1. A method comprising:obtaining a biological sample from a subject;
analyzing the sample for a biomarker anti-?-glucan antibody compared to a reference standard;
computing a Relative Antibody Unit (RAU) value for anti-?-glucan antibody in the sample;
identifying the subject having a RAU value greater than or equal to a predetermined RAU value for the biomarker anti-beta-glucan antibody, and therefore is biomarker positive for beta-glucan immunotherapy, wherein the predetermined RAU value is selected based on a correlation of specificity and sensitivity to at least one endpoint that stratifies biomarker-positive subjects and biomarker negative subjects; and
administering ?-glucan immunotherapy to the biomarker-positive subject.
US Pat. No. 10,113,066

CURABLE COMPOSITION, CURED COATING FILM USING SAME, AND PRINTED WIRING BOARD

TAIYO INK MFG. CO., LTD.,...

1. A curable composition, comprising:a photobase generator;
an epoxy group-containing (meth)acrylate compound;
a photopolymerization initiator; and
a thermosetting component other than the epoxy group-containing (meth)acrylate compound,
wherein the epoxy group-containing (meth)acrylate compound is a low-molecular-weight material that is a monomer or an oligomer and having a molecular weight in a range of 100 to 1,000, the photobase generator is in an amount of from 0.1 to 40 parts by mass with respect to 100 parts by mass of the thermosetting component and generates a catalyst for addition reaction between the epoxy group-containing (meth)acrylate compound and the thermosetting component by photoirradiation, and the thermosetting component is in an amount of 1 to 30 parts by mass with respect to 100 parts by mass of the curable composition.
US Pat. No. 10,113,081

WATER DILUTABLE POLYVINYL FLUORIDE PAINT AND COATING AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

GRAND TEK ADVANCE MATERIA...

1. A water dilutable polyvinyl fluoride paint, comprising:100 parts by weight of a first polyvinyl fluoride;
30-70 parts by weight of an assistance resin;
5-30 parts by weight of a curing agent;
100-120 parts by weight of a latent solvent;
3-methoxy-3-methyl-1-butanol; and
water,
wherein the latent solvent, 3-methoxy-3-methyl-1-butanol, and water have a weight ratio of 60: 10-20: 40-60.

US Pat. No. 10,117,235

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SUPPORTING HARQ IN UNLICENSED BAND

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for supporting a hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) in an unlicensed band, the method comprising:receiving, by a user equipment, first downlink control information (DCI) including uplink scheduling information, the first DCI further including a carrier indicator field (CIF) indicating a cell to be scheduled;
determining, by the user equipment, a format of the DCI in accordance with a type of the cell indicated by the CIF; and
transmitting, by the user equipment, uplink data using the uplink scheduling information,
wherein, if the type of the cell indicated by the CIF is a licensed cell, the format of the DCI is determined as a first DCI format including a first resource allocation (RA) field used for the uplink scheduling information,
wherein, if the type of the cell indicated by the CIF is an unlicensed cell, the format of the DCI is determined as a second DCI format including a second RA field used for the uplink scheduling information,
wherein a number of bits for the second RA field is less than a number of bits for the first RA field,
wherein remaining bits of the first RA field are unused bits by the second RA field among the first RA field, and
wherein the remaining bits of the first RA field are defined as pre-set information, and most significant bit (MSB) of the remaining bits of the first RA field are pre-set to ‘1’.

US Pat. No. 10,117,176

INFRASTRUCTURE EQUIPMENT, MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK AND METHOD FOR REDUCING OVERHEAD OF SIGNALING TRANSMISSIONS AND PROCESSING

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. An infrastructure equipment for forming part of a mobile communications network, the infrastructure equipment comprising:a transmitter configured to transmit data to communications devices via a wireless access interface;
a receiver configured to receive data transmitted from the communications devices via the wireless access interface; and
a controller configured to:
control the transmitter and the receiver to form the wireless access interface,
receive one or more signaling messages from a communications device and, in response, establish a communications context for communicating data packets via a packet communications bearer via the mobile communications network,
receive a stasis state message from the communications device for which the context has been established, the stasis state message indicating that the communications device wishes to enter a stasis state because no data packets are available for transmission for a predetermined time via the packet communications bearer, wherein during the stasis state, information relating to the communications context associated with the packet communications barrier is stored, radio resources associated with the communications context are configured to be released, and the communications device is configured to enter a power down state,
transmit a stasis state confirm message to the communications device, and
store information relating to the communications context established for the communications devices and associated with the packet communications bearer in a data store, wherein the stored information is configured to be used by the controller to re-establish the same packet communications bearer to transmit data packets via the same packet communications bearer, the communications device thereby entering the stasis state,
wherein, when the communications device is in the stasis state, the controller is further configured, in combination with the receiver, to:
transmit a connection re-establishment message to the communications device,
receive a connection re-establishment complete message from the communications device in accordance with measurements at the communications device having satisfied predetermined conditions, and
re-establish the same packet communications bearer in the cell.

US Pat. No. 10,117,153

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:one or more computers that cause the communication apparatus to:
perform scan for a Neighbor Awareness Networking (NAN) cluster, by receiving a discovery beacon, other than a first NAN cluster where the communication apparatus participates;
determine, in a case where a second NAN cluster, which has a cluster grade that is higher than a cluster grade of the first NAN cluster, is detected by the scan, whether the communication apparatus is performing wireless data communication, which is different from the scan, with a communication partner in the first NAN cluster;
continue participating in the first NAN cluster in a case where it is determined that the communication apparatus is performing the wireless data communication; and
stop participating in the first NAN cluster and join the second NAN cluster according to detection of the second NAN cluster in a case where it is determined that the communication apparatus is not performing the wireless data communication.

US Pat. No. 10,117,148

RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, BASE STATION, COMMUNICATION METHOD, MOBILE STATION, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM

NEC CORPORATION, Minato-...

1. A radio communication system comprising:a base station connectable to a mobile station using a plurality of radio access technologies including first and second radio access technologies; and
an upstream network corresponding to the first radio access technology,
wherein the base station is configured to, when the mobile station communicate with the base station using the second radio access technology, use a communication path that passes through the upstream network without passing through another upstream network.

US Pat. No. 10,117,109

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING OPTIMAL PLACEMENT OF TELECOMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT

Tejas Networks, Ltd., Ka...

1. A method to determine placement of one or more telecommunication equipment comprising the steps of:constructing, at a computing device, based on given network parameters and service requirements of a network, using a genetic algorithm, an initial population of possible solutions that are each encoded as a chromosome, wherein
each solution of the possible solutions pertains to a specific deployment of the one or more telecommunication equipment;
iteratively performing, at said computing device, crossover operations comprising selecting two chromosomes and exchanging features of the two chromosomes to obtain daughter chromosomes as additional possible solutions to increase optimality of the chromosomes, based on a combination of cost of placement of the one or more telecommunication equipment and number of telecommunication equipment to be placed as well as the length of the paths over which traffic is routed; and
identifying, at the computing device, based on the iterative crossover operations, a most optimal chromosome as a final solution for the placement of the one or more telecommunication equipment to minimize network cost, maximize network utilization, and meet Service Level Agreements (SLA) for a given network topology and demand requirements.

US Pat. No. 10,117,103

METHOD FOR SHARING NETWORK AND NETWORK ELEMENT

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A network device comprising a processor and a memory, whereinthe memory is configured to store program used to execute a process for sharing a network,
the processor is configured to execute the program stored in the memory, wherein execution of the program causes the processor to:
acquire information about resource usage of sharing resources; and
control the sharing resources of the network device according to the information about resource usage;
wherein the information about resource usage comprises one or any combination of the following:
identities or index numbers of sharing types of used sharing resources,
information about a user equipment using the types of sharing resources, and information about a home operator or a home public land mobile network (PLMN) of the user equipment,
information about a user equipment which accesses the network device using all the types of sharing resources, and an identity of a service network or a core network or a PLMN which the user equipment accesses or a type of a service provided for the user equipment,
shares or amounts for the used sharing resources or a proportion between an amount of the used sharing resources and an amount of the total resources,
amounts of each of the types of sharing resources which are used by each of operators or PLMNs or a ratio thereof to the sharing resources,
billing rates corresponding to the types of used sharing resources,
a period of time or numbers of times for using each of the types of sharing resources,
priorities of the types of used sharing resources, and
amounts or proportions of portions of the used sharing resources which exceed share limits;
wherein the sharing types of the used sharing resources comprise: a dedicated resource, a mutual resource or a preemptive resource,
wherein the dedicated resource is a sharing resource of the network element which is allocated to at least one operator or at least one PLMN and is exclusively used by the at least one operator or the at least one PLMN, or a resource which is monopolized by at least one operator or at least one PLMN but is allowed to be shared with other operators or other PLMNs,
the mutual resource is a sharing resource of the network element which is allocated to the at least one operator or the at least one PLMN and is preferentially used by the at least one operator or the at least one PLMN, and is allowed to be rented to other operators or other PLMNs in a case that the at least one operator or the at least one PLMN does not use the sharing resource, and
the preemptive resource is a resource which is usable for operators or PLMNs according to a chronological order for requesting the sharing resource and priorities for the operators and PLMNs.

US Pat. No. 10,117,098

USER AUTHENTICATION VERIFICATION SERVICE

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A system comprisinga data store configured to store at least user information and device information; and
a processor in communication with the data store, the processor executing specific computer-executable instructions that configure the processor to at least:
receive, from a call center computing device associated with a call center, a request to confirm an identity of a first party, wherein the first party initiates a telephone call to the call center, and wherein the request to confirm the identity of the first party includes at least a telephone number associated with the telephone call;
identify, based at least in part on the telephone number, the user information, and the device information, a plurality of devices associated with a first user of a service associated with the call center;
identify, based at least in part on device information for the plurality of devices associated with the first user, a first device of the plurality of devices, wherein a first application on the first device can authenticate the first user;
transmit a push notification to the first device, wherein the push notification causes the first application to authenticate the first user;
receive, from the first device, information processed by the first application in response to the push notification;
identify the first party as the first user based at least in part on the information processed by the first application; and
transmit, to the call center computing device, confirmation of the identity of the first party.

US Pat. No. 10,117,096

SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO DETERMINE SAFE ZONES AND SAFE ROUTES OF A DEVICE

Athentek Innovations, Inc...

1. A system to authenticate a device, the system comprising:a fixed wireless infrastructure device, wherein the fixed wireless infrastructure device comprises a processor, a memory, and a communication unit, and the processor is programmed to scan, periodically, using the communication unit, a radio environment surrounding the fixed wireless infrastructure device to obtain a radio signal fingerprint;
an authentication server comprising a processing unit, a memory unit, and a server communication unit, wherein the server communication unit is in communication with the fixed wireless infrastructure device, and the processing unit is programmed to:
transmit, periodically, a first cryptographic key to the fixed wireless infrastructure device, wherein the first cryptographic key is included as part of a wireless broadcast frame of a wireless communication protocol;
receive from the fixed wireless infrastructure device the radio signal fingerprint to corroborate a geographic location of the fixed wireless infrastructure device;
wherein the processor of the fixed wireless infrastructure device is further programmed to broadcast, via the communication unit, the first cryptographic key;
wherein the processing unit of the authentication server is further programmed to:
receive a second cryptographic key from an application server originating from the device, wherein the application server is configured to receive the second cryptographic key as part of a request from the device to access a resource provided by the application server; and
generate a request approval recommendation to allow the device access to the resource provided by the application server when the first cryptographic key matches the second cryptographic key and the radio signal fingerprint matches a preapproved radio signal fingerprint.

US Pat. No. 10,117,092

MOBILE DEVICE TRANSFER STATION

Future Dial, Inc., Sunny...

1. A system comprising:a body having a plurality of compartments, wherein each respective compartment is adapted to receive and retain a respective mobile computing device, and wherein each respective compartment includes a respective connector for electrically coupling to the respective mobile computing device; and
a control system comprising:
a processor;
memory coupled to the processor and storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the control system to automatically:
detect electrical coupling, to the control system, of a first mobile computing device retained in a first compartment of the body via a first connector in the first compartment;
retrieve data from the first mobile computing device via the first connector;
analyze the retrieved data; and
configure the first mobile computing device based on the analysis of the retrieved data, wherein configuring the first mobile computing device includes:
storing content from the first mobile computing device in a data repository in communication with the control system; and
erasing the content from the first mobile computing device; and
a digital camera in communication with the control system, wherein the memory further stores instructions to cause the control system to interface with the digital camera, comprising:
receiving an image of the first mobile computing device from the digital camera;
performing an image recognition analysis on the received image to identify a feature of the first mobile computing device;
analyzing the feature of the first mobile computing device; and
assigning a condition rating to the identified feature based on the analysis of the feature.

US Pat. No. 10,117,068

MULTI-ACKED MULTICAST PROTOCOL

STMICROELECTRONICS, INC.,...

1. A multicast communications method for a carrier sense multiple access (CSMA) network, comprising:transmitting, by a transmitter, a multicast transmission to a plurality of receivers, the said multicast transmission comprising a first start of frame (SOF) delimiter and a medium access (MAC) data payload;
wherein the first SOF contains a first Frame Length (FL) field that establishes a multi-acknowledgment period;
transmitting, by each of the receivers, an acknowledgement at an assigned acknowledgement time during the multi-acknowledgment period to the transmitter of the multicast transmission, wherein the assigned acknowledgment time is calculated by each of the receivers based on an offset time multiplied by a device group sequence number; and
wherein the acknowledgment of a respective receiver contains a second FL field that indicates a time until a duration of the multi-acknowledgment period expires; and
wherein the multicast transmission is terminated by a use of one of: a selective ACK (SACK) by one of the receivers or an expiration of the multi-acknowledgment period.

US Pat. No. 10,117,065

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LEARNING WIRELESS TRANSCEIVER LOCATIONS AND UPDATING A SPATIALLY-DEPENDENT PATH-LOSS MODEL

Athentek Innovations, Inc...

1. A system to generate a spatially-dependent path-loss model associated with an indoor environment, the system comprising:wireless access points (APs) positioned throughout the indoor environment;
a calibration device moveable within the indoor environment such that the calibration device is configured to transmit wireless signals to the wireless APs and receive wireless signals transmitted by the wireless APs at a number of calibration reference points (RPs) located throughout the indoor environment; and
a server comprising a processing unit, a memory unit, and a server communication unit, wherein the server communication unit is in communication with the wireless APs and the calibration device, wherein the processing unit is programmed to:
divide a coordinate-plane representing the indoor environment into non-overlapping tiles,
obtain RP calibration transmit strengths of the wireless signals transmitted by the calibration device at each of the calibration RPs to the wireless APs at a first frequency, wherein the RP calibration transmit strengths are obtained from the calibration device or a wireless signal-strength database,
obtain AP transmit strengths of the wireless signals transmitted by each of the wireless APs to the calibration device at each of the calibration RPs at the first frequency, wherein the AP transmit strengths are obtained from each of the wireless APs or the wireless signal-strength database,
obtain RP-to-AP calibration RSSIs measured at each of the wireless APs from the wireless signals transmitted by the calibration device at each of the calibration RPs at the first frequency, wherein the RP-to-AP calibration RSSIs are obtained from each of the wireless APs or the wireless signal-strength database,
obtain AP-to-RP calibration RSSIs measured by the calibration device at each of the calibration RPs from the wireless signals transmitted by each of the wireless APs at the first frequency, wherein the AP-to-RP calibration RSSIs are obtained from the calibration device or the wireless signal-strength database,
calculate RP-to-AP distance vectors between each of the calibration RPs and the wireless APs,
construct a set of path-loss equations using the RP calibration transmit strengths at the first frequency, the RP-to-AP calibration RSSIs obtained at the first frequency, the RP-to-AP distance vectors, and tile-specific path-loss coefficient for each of the tiles within the indoor environment,
construct the set of path-loss equations using the RP calibration transmit strengths at the first frequency, the AP transmit strengths at the first frequency, the RP-to-AP calibration RSSIs obtained at the first frequency, the AP-to-RP calibration RSSIs obtained at the first frequency, the RP-to-AP distance vectors, and the tile-specific path-loss coefficient for each of the tiles within the indoor environment,
solve the set of path-loss equations to yield a value for the tile-specific path-loss coefficient for each of the tiles within the indoor environment, and
add AP-to-RP RSSIs to the wireless signal-strength database to update the wireless signal-strength database.

US Pat. No. 10,117,039

AUDIO APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONVERTING AUDIO SIGNAL THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

27. A method of converting an audio signal of an audio apparatus, the method comprising:determining an elevation component of a source by projecting a position of the source on a sound field of a two-dimensional (2D) plane onto a surface of a three-dimensional (3D) stereoscopic space, the source included in audio signals of a plurality of channels that form the sound field of the 2D plane; and
converting the audio signals of the plurality of channels into output audio signals of a plurality of channels based on the position and the elevation component of the source, wherein at least one channel among the output audio signals is an elevation channel.

US Pat. No. 10,117,034

LEAVING GROUP BASED ON MESSAGE FROM AUDIO SOURCE

Sonos, Inc., Santa Barba...

1. A first playback device comprising:a speaker driver;
one or more processors; and
tangible, non-transitory computer-readable media comprising a set of instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the first playback device to implement a method, the method including:
receiving, from a first audio information source, first audio information; sending the first audio information to a second playback device;
playing back, via the speaker driver, the first audio information in synchrony with the second playback device;
receiving, from a second audio information source, (i) a first message, and (ii) second audio information; and
in response to receiving the first message from the second audio information source:(i) determining that the first playback device is configured to playback the second audio information; (ii) stopping play back of the first audio information in synchrony with the second playback device; and (iii) playing back, via the speaker driver, the second audio information without sending the second audio information to the second playback device.

US Pat. No. 10,116,830

DOCUMENT DATA PROCESSING INCLUDING IMAGE-BASED TOKENIZATION

ACCENTURE GLOBAL SOLUTION...

1. A system to perform image-based tokenization, the system comprising:a memory storing a processing application comprising machine readable instructions;
a processor that executes the stored processing application to:
prompt a user via a display to capture a first image of a physical item;
control an imaging sensor to capture the first image; and
measure pixel parameters of pixels in a region of the captured first image to identify a unique feature of the physical item;
a tokenization server to:
receive the unique feature identified by the processing application;
apply the unique feature to a cryptographic function to generate a token for the physical item;
capture a second image of the physical item,
the physical item rendered unusable for an intended purpose after a modification of the physical item;
verify whether the physical item is rendered unusable for the intended purpose based on the captured second image of the physical item; and
in response to the verifying that the physical item is rendered unusable for the intended purpose, release the token for use by the user; and
a token database to store the token and information related to the physical item.

US Pat. No. 10,116,712

QUALITY OF EXPERIENCE BASED QUEUE MANAGEMENT FOR ROUTERS FOR REAL-TIME VIDEO APPLICATIONS

VID SCALE, INC, Wilmingt...

1. A node comprising a processor configured, at least in part, to:receive a first real-time video traffic flow, wherein a state variable is associated with the first real-time video traffic flow at the node, and wherein the first real-time video traffic flow comprises a plurality of packets and each packet comprises a lost packet indicator, wherein the lost packet indicators of the packets of the first real-time video traffic flow indicate whether the first real-time video traffic flow has experienced a packet loss;
receive a second real-time video traffic flow, wherein a state variable is associated with the second real-time video traffic flow at the node, and wherein the second real-time video traffic flow comprises a plurality of packets and each packet comprises a lost packet indicator, wherein the lost packet indicators of the packets of the second real-time video traffic flow indicate whether the second real-time video traffic flow has experienced a packet loss;
drop a first packet in the first real-time video traffic flow;
update the state variable associated with the first real-time video traffic flow at the node to indicate the dropped first packet; and
update the lost packet indicator for a second packet in the first real-time video traffic flow based on the updated state variable that indicates the dropped first packet.

US Pat. No. 10,116,611

PRIORITIZING MESSAGES WITHIN A MESSAGE NETWORK

Twitter, Inc., San Franc...

1. A computer-implemented method for ranking electronic messages for insertion into a message stream provided by a message sharing system, the method comprising:receiving a selection specifying a particular user in the message sharing system;
identifying, from the message sharing system, a plurality of posting users, wherein the particular user is subscribed to receive, in the message stream provided by the message sharing system, electronic messages broadcasted by respective posting users of the plurality of posting users;
retrieving a plurality of electronic messages broadcasted by the plurality of posting users;
for each electronic message of the plurality of electronic messages:
classifying the electronic message of the plurality of electronic messages based on one or more properties of content included in the electronic message,
computing a respective level of connectedness between the particular user and a respective posting user of the plurality of posting users who broadcasted the electronic message, and
computing, by one or more computers, a respective score for the electronic message, the score representing a likelihood that the particular user will interact with the electronic message based on the properties of content included in the electronic message and the level of connectedness between the particular user and the respective posting user of the plurality of posting users who broadcasted the electronic message;
ranking the plurality of electronic messages based on the computed scores to generate a ranked set of electronic messages; and
selecting, from the ranked set of electronic messages, one or more electronic messages for insertion into the message stream for the particular user.

US Pat. No. 10,116,560

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND APPARATUS FOR COMMUNICATING MESSAGES OF DISTRIBUTED PRIVATE NETWORKS OVER MULTIPLE PUBLIC COMMUNICATION NETWORKS

CAUSAM ENERGY, INC., Ral...

1. A system for communicating messages of a distributed private network (DPN) over a plurality of communication networks for critical infrastructure, the system comprising:at least one of an inter-network interface and a message coordinator; wherein the inter-network interface comprises at least one network interface, a processing function and a memory; and wherein the message coordinator comprises at least one network interface, a processing device and a memory;
wherein the inter-network interface is part of a service area of a first electric utility;
wherein the inter-network interface is communicatively coupled to the message coordinator;
wherein the inter-network interface is operable to receive a packetized message from a first DPN network element of the service area of the first electric utility over a first communication network;
wherein the packetized message utilizes a complete Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) protocol stack, including physical, data link, network, transport with an aggregation sublayer, session, presentation, and application layers, wherein the protocol stack identifies the packetized message as being a message communicated within the DPN;
wherein the inter-network interface is operable to process the packetized message from lowest to highest OSI layer using only physical, data link, network, and transport layers with aggregation sublayer;
wherein the inter-network interface is operable to communicate the packetized message to the message coordinator;
wherein the message coordinator is operable to:
receive the packetized message from the inter-network interface;
assign a transport route for the packetized message;
assign a priority and a security protocol to the packetized message based on a prioritization protocol for the DPN, wherein the prioritization protocol is based on a class of service to a second DPN network element of a second service area of a second electric utility; and
return the packetized message to the inter-network interface;
wherein the inter-network interface is operable to determine whether the assigned transport route is available;
wherein the inter-network interface is operable to communicate the packetized message to the second DPN network element over a second communication network based on the assigned transport route or an alternative transport route when the assigned transport route is unavailable; and
wherein the first DPN network element has a lower class of service than the inter-network interface.

US Pat. No. 10,116,428

ECHO CANCELLATION FOR HIGH SPEED FULL DUPLEX DATA TRANSMISSIONS

Lattice Semiconductor Cor...

1. An apparatus comprising:a first set of differential nodes to receive a reception data and a transmission data;
a second set of differential nodes to receive the transmission data; and
a subtraction circuit to receive data from the first set of differential nodes and data from the second set of differential nodes, the subtraction circuit further comprising:
a plurality of capacitors to receive data from each of the first and second sets of differential nodes, wherein inputs of a first pair of the capacitors are coupled to the second set of differential nodes and inputs of a second pair of the capacitors are coupled to the first set of differential nodes; and
a termination circuit for providing DC termination voltage to subtract the data of the second set of differential nodes from the data of the first set of differential nodes to eliminate echo from the reception data received at the first set of differential nodes, wherein an output of a first capacitor from the first pair and an output of a first capacitor from the second pair are coupled to a first node of the termination circuit, and an output of a second capacitor from the first pair and an output of a second capacitor from the second pair are coupled to a second node of the termination circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,116,399

CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENT FOR RF LOOPBACK

SnapTrack, Inc., San Die...

1. A frontend circuit of a mobile communication device comprising:a transceiver unit comprising a transmitter device, a receiver device and a testing and tuning receiver device, wherein the testing and tuning receiver device is separate from the transmitter device and the receiver device;
a switching device coupled to the transceiver unit, the switching device including a terminal configured to be coupled to an antenna device; and
a control device coupled to the switching device, the control device being configured to operate the frontend circuit in a first mode of operation and in a second mode of operation,
wherein, in the first mode of operation, the switching device is configured by the control device such that a first signal path is routed from the transmitter device of the transceiver unit, through a first switch of the switching device, to a node and from the node back to the testing and tuning receiver device of the transceiver unit in a feedback loop through a second switch of the switching device, wherein the switching device is configured to selectively couple the node to the terminal through a third switch of the switching device, wherein the first switch, the second switch, and the third switch are different switches,
wherein, in the second mode of operation, the switching device is configured by the control device such that a second signal path is routed from the transmitter device of the transceiver unit via the switching device to the terminal or the second signal path is routed from the terminal via the switching device to the transceiver unit, and
wherein the testing and tuning receiver device is configured to receive a radio frequency signal via the first signal path and to measure a strength of the radio frequency signal.

US Pat. No. 10,116,396

MILLIMETER-WAVE SOURCELESS RECEIVER

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CANAD...

1. A receiver comprising:a planar antenna array including at least three antennas, each antenna being configured for simultaneously receiving a local oscillator (LO) signal from a near field region and a radio frequency (RF) signal from a far field region;
each antenna being coupled to a respective quasi-optical mixer, each quasi-optical mixer including only passive components and outputting a respective intermediate frequency (IF) signal;
at least two six-port demodulators, each six-port demodulator receiving a respective different pair of IF signals as input and outputting signals representing baseband power of the respective pair of IF signals, each six-port demodulator including only passive components; and
a processor coupled to receive output from the six-port demodulators, the processor being configured to calculate direction of arrival (DoA) for the LO signal and the RF signal using the output from the six-port demodulators.

US Pat. No. 10,116,381

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FIXED SATELLITE SERVICE PROTECTION USING REAL-TIME MEASUREMENT

Cable Television Laborato...

1. A system for protecting a fixed satellite service site, comprising:at least one earth station;
a first beacon detector disposed within close proximity to the at least one earth station;
a central server in operable communication with the fixed satellite service site and the first beacon detector;
an access point configured to request authorization from the central server for resource allocation; and
a beacon transmitter disposed within close proximity to the access point, and configured to transmit a beacon signal to one or more of the central server and the first beacon detector, wherein the beacon signal uniquely identifies the access point.

US Pat. No. 10,116,376

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR RELAYING TELECOMMUNICATIONS SIGNALS

KATHREIN-WERKE KG, Rosen...

1. A system for relaying telecommunication signals, comprising:a central hub connectable to one or more base stations;
a plurality of remote units for relaying the telecommunication signals; and
a plurality of expansion units digitally connected to the central hub and connect-able to the plurality of remote units,
wherein at least one of the plurality of expansion units is provided with a plurality of coverage area modules, wherein one or more of the plurality of remote units is connected to a selected one of the plurality of coverage area modules, the selected one of the coverage area modules being adapted to relay same signals to the connected one or more of the plurality of remote units,
wherein a connection between the plurality of expansion hubs and the plurality of remote units is reconfigurable, and so that at least one of the remote units may be connected from a first selected one of the coverage area modules, to a second selected one of the coverage area modules.

US Pat. No. 10,116,375

LINK ACQUISITION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A node for use in a wireless communication network, wherein the node comprises:a transceiver that transmits and receives packet data on a wireless communication frequency;
a plurality of antennas with which radio frequency signals are transmitted and received at the node;
a beamformer with which a transmit and receive direction can be changed by the node; and
a processor that is configured to execute instructions to identify one or more transmit and receive beamforming direction pairs between the node and a responder node in a point-to-point wireless communication network, wherein each transmit and receive beamforming direction pair includes a transmit beamforming direction of the node and a receive beamforming direction of the responder node, and wherein the receive beamforming direction is set by delaying and summing receive signals to direct a listening direction of the responder node by:
asynchronously transmitting training packets for a number of times in each of a number of transmit beamforming directions;
receiving an indication that the responder node has asynchronously detected a training packet and is synchronized to the node; and
once the node and the responder node are synchronized,
synchronously transmitting training packets from the node for a number of times in each of a number of possible transmit beamforming directions;
listening for feedback from the responder node that indicates that a training packet was received on a particular receive beamforming direction and listening direction of the responder node; and
using a transmit and receive beamforming direction pair with which a training packet was received by the responder node to transmit data packets to the responder node.

US Pat. No. 10,116,373

DYNAMICALLY ADJUSTING VERTICAL BEAMFORMING WEIGHTS

Sprint Communications Com...

14. A dynamic vertical beamforming system for dynamically adjusting vertical beamforming weights to influence a width of a beam emitted from an antenna, the dynamic vertical beamforming system comprising:a processor; and
one or more computer storage hardware devices storing computer-usable instructions that, when used by the processor, cause the processor to:
determine that a quantity of user devices having a line of sight to the antenna is above a threshold of user devices, at least a portion of the user devices being vertically separated from others of the user devices;
determine, based on quality information sent from the user devices, current radio frequency (RF) conditions between the antenna and the user devices;
if the current RF conditions are below a minimum threshold, adjusting phase and amplitude components of the vertical beamforming weight; and
if the current RF conditions are above the minimum threshold and below a maximum threshold, adjusting the phase component of the vertical beamforming weight and not adjusting the amplitude component of the vertical beamforming weight.

US Pat. No. 10,116,362

PARAMETRIC GENERATING METHOD FOR ZCZ SEQUENCE SET

ZTE Wavetone Science and ...

1. A parametric generating method for a ZCZ sequence set, comprising the following steps:(1) determining a zero correlation zone (ZCZ) sequence set to be generated, wherein the ZCZ sequence set to be generated is determined as Z(N, Q, Z), N represents a length of the ZCZ sequence, Q represents a number of the ZCZ sequences, Z represents a length of a zero correlation zone, and they meet the following relation:
N=QKL  (formula 1)
wherein K?2 represents a number of iterations, and L represents an initial sequence length;
(2) determining a limited symbol set according to the types of symbols contained in the ZCZ sequence;
(3) determining an initial non-periodic orthogonal complementary sequence set according to the ZCZ sequence set to be generated and the limited symbol set;
(4) constructing a discrete Fourier transformation (DFT) matrix by using elements in the limited symbol set based on the size of the ZCZ sequence set;
(5) constructing a unitary matrix by using the elements in the limited symbol set based on the size of the ZCZ sequence set and the number of iterations;
(6) constructing a coefficient matrix composed of any elements in the limited symbol set based on the number of the ZCZ sequence sets and the number of iterations; and
(7) using the columns of the coefficient matrix respectively as the coefficients of each sequence in the ZCZ sequence set, finally generating different ZCZ sequence sets by using a method of zero filling the tails of weighted coefficients in two iterative combination modes.

US Pat. No. 10,116,342

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING SIGNAL GAIN IN WIRELESS TRANSMITTER

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An apparatus for a transmitter, the apparatus comprising:a plurality of mixers respectively coupled with a baseband processor providing a baseband signal;
a plurality of variable gain amplifiers (VGAs) respectively coupled with the plurality of mixers;
a plurality of local oscillators (LOs) respectively coupled with the plurality of mixers, the plurality of LOs comprising a first LO for a gain greater than a first threshold and a second LO for a gain lower than a second threshold which is greater than the first threshold;
an antenna operatively coupled to each of the plurality of VGAs; and
a controller configured to, if a required gain of the transmitter is greater than the first threshold and is lower than the second threshold,
identify a signal path from a first signal path for a high performance mode and a second signal path for a low power consumption mode among a plurality of signal paths, each of the plurality of signal paths comprising each of the plurality of mixers, each of the plurality of VGAs, and each of the plurality of LOs, respectively,
wherein the antenna is configured to transmit an output signal generated by using the identified signal path from the baseband signal,
wherein the first signal path corresponds to the required gain and the first LO in the first signal path is configured to consume a first current quantity, and
wherein the second signal path corresponds to the required gain and the second LO in the second signal path is configured to consume a second current quantity less than the first current quantity.

US Pat. No. 10,116,336

ERROR CORRECTING CODE ADJUSTMENT FOR A DATA STORAGE DEVICE

SanDisk Technologies LLC,...

1. A data storage device comprising:a non-volatile memory; and
a controller coupled to the non-volatile memory, the controller configured to:
initiate a read operation to access information of a codeword stored in a word line on a silicon substrate of the non-volatile memory, the codeword comprising a user data portion and an error correcting code (ECC) portion, wherein the controller includes an ECC distributor configured to statistically distribute positions of ECC portions of codewords relative to positions of user data portions;
generate, during a decoding process associated with the read operation, a modified ECC portion corresponding to the user data portion in response to an error rate associated with the information satisfying a threshold; and
write at least one bit of the modified ECC portion to a location at the non-volatile memory, wherein a physical position of the location relative to the user data portion is set to substantially equally program storage elements at the non-volatile memory based on the statistically distributed positions of ECC portions of codewords relative to positions of user data portions.

US Pat. No. 10,116,318

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ASYNCHRONOUS CLOCK GENERATION FOR SUCCESSIVE APPROXIMATION ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTER (SAR ADC)

Infinera Corporation, Su...

1. An analog-to-digital converter (ADC) comprising:a comparator;
a first logic gate, operatively coupled to the comparator, to generate a first output signal based on an output of the comparator;
a second logic gate, operatively coupled to the first logic gate, to generate a second output signal indicative of timing reference of bit conversion;
a first memory element, operatively coupled to the second logic gate, to generate a third output signal indicative of a current state of a bit that is input for the second logic gate;
a second memory element, operatively coupled to the second logic gate, to generate a plurality of next state bits,
wherein the second logic gate determines the second output signal based on the first output signal and the third output signal,
a third logic gate, operatively coupled to the comparator and the first logic gate, to generate an asynchronous comparator clock signal that controls a precharge operation and an evaluation operation of the comparator; and
a digital-to-analog converter (DAC), operatively coupled to the comparator and the second memory element, to generate a reference voltage based on the plurality of next state bits,
wherein the third output signal is determined based on an inverse signal of the asynchronous comparator clock signal.

US Pat. No. 10,116,307

LOW POWER CAPACITIVE SENSOR BUTTON

Cypress Semiconductor Cor...

1. An apparatus comprising:a timer circuit configured to generate a repetitive trigger signal having a first frequency;
an oscillator configured to generate a clock signal having a second frequency;
a sensing circuitry block coupled with the timer circuit and the oscillator and configured to, in response to the repetitive trigger signal, detect a change in capacitance associated with an object proximate to a capacitive sensor button by applying an excitation signal to the capacitive sensor button during a measurement period; and
a wake logic coupled with the sensing circuitry block, the wake logic configured to transition a processing unit from a first power consumption state to a second power consumption state in response to the sensing circuitry block detecting the change in capacitance associated with the object proximate to the capacitive sensor button.

US Pat. No. 10,116,298

APPARATUS WITH MAIN TRANSISTOR-BASED SWITCH AND ON-STATE LINEARIZATION NETWORK

Qorvo US, Inc., Greensbo...

1. An apparatus comprising:a main transistor-based switch having a first end node and a second end node comprising an N number of main field effect transistors (FETs) each having a first terminal, a second terminal, and a gate terminal and stacked in series such that the first terminal of a first main FET of the N number of main FETs is coupled to the first end node and the second terminal of an Nth main FET of the N number of main FETs is coupled to the second end node, wherein N is a finite number greater than one;
an ON-state linearization network that is coupled between the first end node and the second end node of the main transistor-based switch and configured to:
receive a monitored signal that corresponds to a signal across the first end node and the second end node;
cancel at least a portion of non-linear distortion generated by the main transistor-based switch when the main transistor-based switch is in an ON-state based on the monitored signal, wherein a control signal applied to a control input of the ON-state linearization network causes the ON-state linearization network to activate when the main transistor-based switch is in the ON-state and to deactivate the ON-state linearization network when the main transistor-based switch is an OFF-state; and
a first non-linear distortion cancellation (NDC) FET having a first NDC terminal coupled to the first terminal of the first main FET and a second NDC terminal coupled to the second terminal of the first main FET, and an NDC gate terminal coupled to both the control input and the second terminal of the Nth main FET; and
a control system having an output coupled to the control input and configured to provide the control signal.

US Pat. No. 10,116,290

RF FRONTEND HAVING A WIDEBAND MM WAVE FREQUENCY DOUBLER

SPEEDLINK TECHNOLOGY INC....

1. A radio frequency (RF) integrated circuit, comprising:a RF transceiver to transmit and receive RF signals;
a frequency synthesizer coupled to the RF transceiver to perform frequency synthesis,
wherein the frequency synthesizer includes:
a local oscillator (LO) to generate a LO signal,
a frequency doubler circuit coupled to the LO to double a frequency of the LO signal, the frequency doubler circuit including:
a first field effect transistor having a first gate, a first source, and a first drain; and
a second field effect transistor having a second gate, a second source, and a second drain, wherein the first gate of the first field effect transistor and the second source of the second field effect transistor are driven by an input signal in a first phase, wherein the first source of the first field effect transistor and the second gate of the second field effect transistor are driven by the input signal in a second phase, wherein the first field effect transistor and the second field effect transistor are caused to switch based on the first phase and the second phase of the input signal respectively to generate an output signal at the first drain and the second drain having a frequency that is approximately double of the input signal.

US Pat. No. 10,116,288

REDUCED OVERHEAD ON DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING FOR MOTOR DRIVE APPLICATIONS

HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPO...

1. A monostable multivibrator communicatively coupled to a host device and an external analog-to-digital converter, the monostable multivibrator configured to:receive a chip select signal from the host device, the chip select signal going low to trigger the monostable multivibrator to provide the monostable pulse; and
generate, in response to the chip select signal, a conversion start signal to the external analog-to-digital converter, the conversion start signal comprising the monostable pulse provided by the monostable multivibrator to the external analog-to-digital converter; and
control a pulse width of the monostable pulse by a resistor-capacitor circuit of the monostable multivibrator.

US Pat. No. 10,116,274

PROCESS-COMPENSATED HBT POWER AMPLIFIER BIAS CIRCUITS AND METHODS

Skyworks Solutions, Inc.,...

1. A system for biasing a power amplifier, the system comprising:a power amplifier circuit including a transistor, the transistor including a stack of layers formed on a semiconductor;
an integrated resistor formed as a layer stack device including a plurality of differently doped layers on the semiconductor that includes the transistor, the integrated resistor configured to sense a beta parameter of the power amplifier circuit, the beta parameter dependent on characteristics of the semiconductor and corresponding to a direct current gain; and
a biasing circuit configured to bias the transistor of the power amplifier circuit based at least in part on a measurement of the beta parameter sensed by the integrated resistor.

US Pat. No. 10,116,264

CALIBRATING A POWER AMPLIFIER SUCH AS IN A REMOTE UNIT IN A WIRELESS DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM (WDS)

Corning Optical Communica...

1. A power amplifier calibration circuit, comprising:a power amplifier comprising a signal input, a signal output, a first bias signal input, and a second bias signal input, wherein the power amplifier is configured to:
receive an input signal having a first power at the signal input;
receive a first bias signal at the first bias signal input;
receive a second bias signal at the second bias signal input;
amplify the input signal to generate an output signal having a second power higher than the first power at the signal output; and
control a first power amplifier performance parameter and a second power amplifier performance parameter in the output signal based on the first bias signal and the second bias signal; and
a control circuit configured to:
provide a plurality of bias signal combinations to the power amplifier, wherein each of the plurality of bias signal combinations comprises a respective first bias signal and a respective second bias signal to be provided to the first bias signal input and the second bias signal input of the power amplifier, respectively;
receive a plurality of performance indication signals comprising a plurality of measurements corresponding to the plurality of bias signal combinations, respectively, wherein each of the plurality of measurements comprises the first power amplifier performance parameter and the second power amplifier performance parameter;
rank the plurality of measurements based on a predefined ranking criteria; and
determine a selected bias signal combination among the plurality of bias signal combinations corresponding to a selected ranked measurement among the plurality of measurements.

US Pat. No. 10,116,259

INDUCTOR-ENCLOSED VOLTAGE-CONTROLLED OSCILLATORS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A frequency synthesizer, comprising:a first voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) circuit comprising a first inductor; and
a second VCO circuit comprising a second inductor, wherein at least a portion of the first VCO circuit is disposed inside a loop of the second inductor, wherein at least a portion of the second VCO circuit is disposed inside a loop of the first inductor, wherein the portion of the first VCO circuit comprises a negative active transconductance circuit and a varactor of the first VCO circuit, and wherein the portion of the second VCO circuit comprises a negative active transconductance circuit and a varactor of the second VCO circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,116,234

DC/AC CONVERTER COMPRISING CONTROL MEANS FOR INRUSH CURRENT PROTECTION

ABB Schweiz AG, Baden (C...

1. An apparatus for converting a DC input voltage into an AC voltage comprising:a DC/AC converter adapted to convert the voltage of a DC voltage source into an AC voltage for supplying a load and for delivering to a utility grid;
a filter interposed between the output of said DC/AC converter and the grid and adapted to remove high frequency ripple from said AC voltage;
a controller adapted to manage and regulate the operation of said DC/AC Converter said controller comprising a voltage controller and a current controller, said voltage controller being adapted to provide the current reference value (IRef) for said current controller based on the level of the input DC voltage available, said current controller being adapted to regulate the current injected into the grid, wherein
said current controller comprises a primary current controller and a secondary current controller and in that
said controller further comprises:
means for detecting the presence of inrush current on the output of said DC/AC converter;
means for transferring the control between said primary current controller and said secondary current controller after an inrush transient is detected, said secondary current controller being faster than said primary current controller and working with a reduced current reference (IRef) with respect to the current reference (IRef) of said primary current controller before the transient.

US Pat. No. 10,116,192

DEVICE FOR PRODUCING A ROTATIONAL POSITION SIGNAL AND A METHOD FOR PRODUCING ROTATIONAL POSITION SIGNALS

DANFOSS MOBILE ELECTRIFIC...

1. A device for producing a position signal indicative of rotational position of a variable reluctance resolver, the device comprising:a signal transfer interface for receiving a first alternative signal and a second alternative signal, amplitudes of the first and second alternative signals being dependent on the rotational position of the variable reluctance resolver so that envelopes of the first and second alternative signals have a mutual phase shift,
a processing system for generating the position signal at least partly on the basis of the amplitudes of the first and second alternative signals and a polarity of an excitation signal of the variable reluctance resolver, and
a signal generator,
wherein:
the device is configurable to operate in a first operational mode where a1) the signal generator is configured to generate the excitation signal, b1) the signal transfer interface is configured to transmit the excitation signal to the variable reluctance resolver, and c1) the signal transfer interface is configured to transmit information indicative of the polarity of the excitation signal to one or more other devices, and
the device is configurable to operate in a second operational mode a2) where the signal transfer interface is configured to receive the information indicative of the polarity of the excitation signal from one of the other devices and b2) where the received information indicative of the polarity of the excitation signal is independent of operation of the signal generator of the device.

US Pat. No. 10,116,183

PUMP ASSEMBLY WITH A TERMINAL BOX HAVING A METALLIC CONTACT COLLECTING CONDENSATION WITH A DRAIN CHANNEL

1. A pump assembly comprising:an electric drive motor;
a terminal box arranged on the electric drive motor, the terminal box comprising electric and electronic components for controlling the electric drive motor, wherein the electric drive motor is a wet-running electric motor;
at least one metallic component extending from the electric drive motor into an inside of the terminal box;
at least one of a stator housing and a can of the electrical drive motor, wherein the metallic element is connected to the stator housing or to the can of the electrical drive motor, the at least one metallic component being electrically conductively connected to at least the stator housing; and
a capture device for capturing condensation water collecting on the metallic component, the capture device being arranged in a proximity of the metallic component, in the inside of the terminal box, the capture device being arranged below the at least one metallic component, the capture device comprising a collection space, the collection space being open to the top, wherein moisture from the at least one metallic component drops in a downward direction through the opening into the collection space, wherein the moisture is collected in the collection space.

US Pat. No. 10,116,181

SLOT INSULATING PAPER

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A slot insulating paper arranged in a slot of a core of an electric motor or generator, the slot insulating paper comprising:a plurality of insulating layers, the plurality of insulating layers having a same shape are laminated, and each insulating layer is connected to another insulating layer to constitute a single sheet, and
a breakage resistance portion that constitutes a region that is part of the slot insulating paper in a state where the slot insulating paper is spread flat, the breakage resistance portion having a higher resistance against breakage than a remaining region of the slot insulating paper,
wherein the slot insulating paper has a uniform thickness;
wherein in the breakage resistance portion, at least one layer includes a reinforced layer;
wherein the plurality of insulating layers includes at least an insulating layer that does not include a reinforced layer, wherein the at least one insulating layer that does not include the reinforced layer is a single sheet layer formed of a single sheet material,
the at least one insulating layer that includes the reinforced layer includes non-reinforced layer,
the at least one insulating layer is bonded to the single sheet layer by an adhesive agent, and
in the at least one insulating layer that includes the reinforced layer and the non-reinforced layer, the reinforced layer and the non-reinforced layer are not directly connected to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,116,081

ELECTRICAL OUTLET STRUCTURE

Keum-Ok Chae, Gyeonggi-D...

1. An electrical outlet structure comprising:an electrical outlet body which includes four plug terminal insertion holes formed in a front surface thereof; and
a blocking panel which includes two plug terminal through holes, and is installed on the front surface of the electrical outlet body to block the four plug terminal insertion holes,
wherein the electrical outlet body includes a ground wire provided on an upper surface thereof, and the blocking panel includes a ground connection part provided on a rear surface thereof to contact with the ground wire.

US Pat. No. 10,116,066

ANTENNA ARRAY FOR TRANSMITTING AND/OR FOR RECEIVING RADIO FREQUENCY SIGNALS, ACCESS NETWORK NODE AND VEHICLE THEREOF

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. An antenna array for transmitting and/or for receiving radio frequency signals, said antenna array comprising a first antenna element and at least one second antenna element forming a basic arrangement, said first antenna element is adapted to excite within a first excitation area a first electromagnetic field with a first polarization direction and a second electromagnetic field with a second polarization direction different to said first polarization direction, said at least one second antenna element is arranged adjacent to said first antenna element and said at least one second antenna element is adapted to excite at least a third electromagnetic field with a third polarization direction non-parallel to said first polarization direction and non-parallel to said second polarization direction within at least one second excitation area arranged non-parallel to said first excitation area and facing towards said first excitation area, wherein said antenna array further comprises at least one further arrangement of said basic arrangement such that the further arrangement similarly includes a first antenna element and at least one second antenna element, said further arrangement being arranged adjacent to said basic arrangement, whereinsaid first antenna element of said basic arrangement and the first antenna element of said at least one further arrangement constitute a first group of parallel arranged antenna elements, wherein said at least one second antenna element of said basic arrangement and the at least one second antenna element of said at least one further arrangement constitute at least one second group of parallel arranged antenna elements,
wherein said first group of parallel arranged antenna elements and said at least one second group of parallel arranged antenna elements are arranged interleaved with one another so that elements in the first group alternate with elements in the second group along an axis given by an intersection line of a first plane spanned by said first excitation area and of a second plane spanned by said second excitation area.

US Pat. No. 10,116,010

INSULATING MOTHER BOARD, INSULATING HARNESS MOTHER BOARD ASSEMBLY AND BATTERY MODULE

CHINA AVIATION LITHIUM BA...

1. An insulating mother board comprising a first end insulating board, a middle insulating board and a second end insulating board connected in sequence, whereina first protrusion is arranged on the left of a bottom of the first end insulating board, and a first groove is arranged on the right of the bottom of the first end insulating board,
a second groove is arranged on the left of a top of the second end insulating board, and a second protrusion is arranged on the right of the top of the second end insulating board,
a middle first groove is arranged on the left of a top of the middle insulating board, a middle first protrusion is arranged on the right of the top of the middle insulating board, a middle second protrusion is arranged on the left of a bottom of the middle insulating board, and a middle second groove is arranged on the right of the bottom of the middle insulating board,
the first protrusion, the second protrusion, the middle first protrusion and the middle second protrusion have a same structure,
the first groove, the second groove, the middle first groove and the middle second groove have a same structure,
the first protrusion is inserted into the middle first groove, and the middle second protrusion is inserted into the second groove,
the second protrusion is inserted into the middle second groove, and the middle first protrusion is inserted into the first groove,
the first protrusion is a double layer stepped protrusion, and the first groove is a double layer stepped groove, and
a connection hole configured to connect a conductive connection strip and a battery post is arranged on each of the first end insulating board, the second end insulating board and the middle insulating board;
wherein two rows of connection holes are arranged with an interval on each of the first end insulating board, the second end insulating board and the middle insulating board,
a first connection board is arranged between the two rows of the connection holes of the first end insulating board, and a first boss and a first recess are arranged at a bottom of the first connection board side by side,
a second connection board is arranged between the two rows of the connection holes of the second end insulating board, and a second boss and a second recess are arranged at a top of the second connection board side by side,
a middle connection board is arranged between the two rows of the connection holes of the middle insulating board, a first middle boss and a first middle recess are arranged at a top of the middle connection board side by side, and a second middle boss and a second middle recess are arranged at a bottom of the middle connection board side by side, and
the first boss is inserted into the first middle recess, the first middle boss is inserted into the first recess, the second boss is inserted into the second middle recess, and the second middle boss is inserted into the second recess.

US Pat. No. 10,116,006

SPIRALLY WOULD NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY HAVING INSULATING MEMBERS

Murata Manufacturing Co.,...

1. A battery, comprising:an electrode assembly which includes
a positive electrode including a cathode active material layer and a positive electrode current collector,
a negative electrode including an anode active material layer and a negative electrode current collector,
a separator,
a first insulating member including at least a material different from the separator, and
a second insulating member,
wherein the electrode assembly has a winding start end at an innermost end of the electrode assembly and a winding terminal end at an outermost circumferential end of the electrode assembly, respectively,
wherein the first insulating member is attached to the winding start end of a first exposed portion of the positive electrode current collector at the innermost end of the electrode assembly,
wherein the second insulating member is attached to the winding terminal end of a second exposed portion of the negative electrode current collector at the outermost circumferential end of the electrode assembly, and
wherein a positive electrode terminal and a negative electrode terminal are disposed at the winding start end.

US Pat. No. 10,115,998

CATHODE ADDITIVES TO PROVIDE AN EXCESS LITHIUM SOURCE FOR LITHIUM ION BATTERIES

SINODE SYSTEMS, INC., Ch...

1. An electrochemical cell, comprising:a negative electrode comprising carbon, a negative electrode active material comprising silicon, and graphene;
a positive electrode comprising LiNixCoyAlzO2, where x, y, and z are greater than 0 and x+y+z=1;
an ionically conductive electrolyte located between the positive electrode and the negative electrode; and
a lithiation agent located in at least one of the positive electrode and the negative electrode, the lithiation agent comprising LiN3 or Li5FeO4,
wherein during operation of the electrochemical cell, lithium from the lithiation agent irreversibly reacts with the negative electrode active material to form a lithium compound in and/or on the negative electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,115,977

METHOD FOR MAKING A MEMBRANE-ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY WITH PERIPHERAL SEAL, AND THE MEMBRANE-ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY

1. A method for making a membrane electrode assembly provided with a peripheral seal and a peripheral sealing frame for an electrochemical cell comprising:making of a sandwich arrangement forming the membrane electrode assembly from a membrane and two gas diffusion electrodes, and
connecting of the sandwich arrangement to a seal encircling it on its outer side edge, which at the same time provides the connection to the sealing frame encircling the membrane electrode assembly with a distance at the side,wherein the connecting is done by using a pressing operation and wherein a sealing material of the seal bonding the membrane electrode assembly to the sealing frame is arranged in a gap of the sealing frame open to the outer side edge of the membrane electrode assembly prior to performing the pressing operation, such that a portion of the sealing material which is flowable during the pressing operation penetrates laterally into the two gas diffusion electrodes.

US Pat. No. 10,115,952

POROUS SEPARATOR HAVING INVERSE OPAL STRUCTURE FOR SECONDARY BATTERY AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A method for manufacturing a porous substrate with an inverse opal structure, comprising:preparing a colloid solution containing polymer particles (S10);
coating the colloid solution on a substrate to form a coating layer of the polymer particles with an opal structure (S20);
dispersing a polymer resin in a first organic solvent to obtain a polymer resin dispersion (S30),
wherein the first organic solvent is methylene chloride,
wherein the polymer resin is a crosslinked polymer, and
wherein the polymer resin is an engineering plastic resin with high heat-resistance selected from the group consisting of polysulfone (PSF), polyethersulfone (PES), polyetherimide (PEI), polyphenylenesulfide (PPS), polyether ether ketone (PEEK), polyacrylate (PA), polyamideimide (PAI), polyimide (PI), and mixtures thereof;
filling the opal structure of the polymer particles with the polymer resin dispersion (S40); and
melting the polymer particles with a second solvent (S50).

US Pat. No. 10,115,945

HEARING AID BATTERY PACKAGING

SPECTRUM BRANDS, INC., M...

1. A battery package, comprising:a card;
a cover attached to the card, the cover including an opening and a door wherein the door is movable between an open position to provide access to the opening and a closed position in which the door closes the opening;
a tray positioned between the card and the cover, the tray including a plurality of receptacles;
a plurality of batteries, each battery positioned within one of the plurality of receptacles; and
a plurality of tabs, each tab removably attached to one of the batteries, wherein each tab is positioned between the cover and the battery to which the tab is attached;
wherein the tray is rotatable relative to the card and the cover to selectively align one of the receptacles with the opening in a battery removal position; and
wherein with the door in the open position, the tab attached to the battery in the receptacle in the battery removal position is accessible through the opening via an arc of access of at least 90 degrees.

US Pat. No. 10,115,939

BATTERY COVER PLATE ASSEMBLY AND BATTERY HAVING THE SAME

BYD COMPANY LIMITED, She...

1. A battery cover plate assembly, comprising:a cover plate;
an insulation sheet comprising an insulation sheet body and a limitation portion, the insulation sheet body defining a first end and a second end, the limitation portion being disposed at the second end of the insulation sheet body and defining a limitation space with a lower surface of the insulation sheet body; and
a negative connection sheet comprising a riveting portion and a negative tab connection portion configured to connect to a negative tab and defining a limitation end,
wherein the insulation sheet is disposed between the cover plate and the negative connection sheet, and the riveting portion is connected to the insulation sheet and the cover plate via a rivet, and the limitation end is inserted into the limitation space; and
wherein the limitation space has a U-shape opened in a direction from the second end of the insulation sheet body toward the first end of the insulation sheet body, and
wherein a buffering gap is formed within the U-shape of the limitation space, and the buffering gap is between an end of the limitation end and an end of the limitation space.

US Pat. No. 10,115,915

ORGANIC THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME

Tsinghua University, Bei...

1. A method for making an organic thin film transistor, comprising:S1: applying an interdigital electrode layer on a surface of an insulating substrate;
S2: forming an organic semiconductor layer on a surface of the interdigital electrode layer, wherein the forming the organic semiconductor layer comprises:
S21: providing an evaporating source, wherein the evaporating source comprises a carbon nanotube film structure and an organic semiconductor material, and the organic semiconductor material is located on a carbon nanotube film structure surface; and
S22: spacing the evaporating source from the interdigital electrode layer, and heating the carbon nanotube film structure to gasify the organic semiconductor material and form the organic semiconductor layer on an interdigital electrode layer surface;
S3: locating an insulating layer to cover the organic semiconductor layer; and
S4: forming a gate electrode on the insulating layer.

US Pat. No. 10,115,908

IMIDAZOLE[4,5-F][1,10]PHENANTHROLINE DERIVATIVES, METHOD OF PREPARING THE SAME, AND USE THEREOF

BOE Technology Group Co.,...

1. An 11-(9H-carbazol-9-yl)-1H-imidazole[4,5-f][1,10]phenanthroline derivative conforming to a chemical structural formula of:
wherein X is independently selected from the group consisting of a Z-substituted heteroaryl ring and an unsubstituted heteroaryl ring, wherein Y is independently selected from the group consisting of a Z-substituted aryl ring, a Z-substituted heteroaryl ring, an unsubstituted aryl ring, and an unsubstituted heteroaryl ring, and wherein Z is independently selected from the group consisting of aryl, C1-4 alkoxy, amino, nitro, trifluoromethyl, cyano, halo atom, and C1-24 aliphatic hydrocarbyl.

US Pat. No. 10,115,904

TRANSPARENT RESIN COMPOSITION FOR ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT ELEMENT SEALING, RESIN SHEET FOR ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT ELEMENT SEALING, AND IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE

FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LT...

1. A transparent resin composition for organic electroluminescent element sealing, comprising:a thermoplastic resin comprising a hydride of a styrene-based A-B-A triblock body;
a tackifying resin which is at least one selected from the group consisting of a hydride of a C5-based petroleum resin, a hydride of a C9-based petroleum resin, and a hydride of a petroleum resin obtained by copolymerizing a C5-based petroleum resin and a C9-based petroleum resin; and
an organometallic compound comprising an ester bond and represented by Formula (1),
where R1, R2, R4, and R6 each represents an organic group comprising an alkyl group, an aryl group, a cycloalkyl group, or an acyl group each having a carbon number of 1 or more and 8 or less; R3 and R5 each represents an organic group comprising an alkyl group, an aryl group, an alkoxy group, a cycloalkyl group, or an acyl group each having a carbon number of 1 or more and 8 or less; M represents a trivalent metal atom; and R1 to R6 are identical organic groups or different organic groups,wherein
the transparent resin composition has a light transmittance of 85% or higher for light having a wavelength of 550 nm at a thickness of 0.1 mm, and
the transparent resin composition satisfies a relationship: AM/Y<162, where A (mg CH3ONa/g) represents an acid value of the transparent resin composition excluding the organometallic compound, M represents a weight average molecular weight of the organometallic compound, and Y represents a weight ratio of the organometallic compound with respect to 100 parts by weight of the resin components.

US Pat. No. 10,115,886

TWIN ENGINEERING TO IMPROVE THE SWITCHABILITY AND ROTATABILITY OF POLARIZATIONS AND DOMAINS IN FERROELECTRIC AND PIEZOELECTRIC MATERIALS

The Hong Kong University ...

1. A method for forming deformation crystal twins in piezoelectric materials, the method comprising:obtaining crystalline piezoelectric material;
deforming the crystalline piezoelectric material using a load;
heating the deformed crystalline piezoelectric material in an oxidative atmosphere to a predetermined temperature for a predetermined time to form a plurality of deformation crystal twins in the crystalline piezoelectric material;
allowing the crystalline piezoelectric material to cool to room temperature;
removing the load that induces the deformation of the crystalline piezoelectric material,
wherein the deforming of the crystalline piezoelectric material is achieved by at least one of the following: compressing, stretching, shearing, torsion, and bending of the crystalline piezoelectric material, and
wherein the deforming of the crystalline piezoelectric material creates a shear plane that acts as a twin boundary, which separates the plurality of deformation crystal twins with non-uniform orientation.

US Pat. No. 10,115,882

THERMOELECTRIC CONVERSION ELEMENT AND THERMOELECTRIC CONVERSION MODULE

FUJIFILM Corporation, Mi...

1. A thermoelectric conversion element comprising:a first substrate having a high thermal conduction portion which has a thermal conductivity higher than a thermal conductivity of other regions in at least a portion in a plane direction;
a thermoelectric conversion layer formed on the first substrate;
a pressure sensitive adhesive layer formed on the thermoelectric conversion layer;
a second substrate formed on the pressure sensitive adhesive layer, having a concave portion, which at least partially overlaps the high thermal conduction portion in the plane direction and is on the pressure sensitive adhesive layer side, and made of a metal material; and
an electrode pair connected to the thermoelectric conversion layer such that the thermoelectric conversion layer is interposed between the electrodes in the plane direction.

US Pat. No. 10,115,852

SOLAR CELL MODULE

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A solar cell module comprising:first and second solar cell strings, each of the first and second solar cell strings including solar cells arranged in an arrangement direction and wiring members electrically connecting the solar cells to one another;
a light diffusion sheet disposed between the first and second solar cell strings; and
a sealant member sealing the light diffusion sheet and the solar cells of the first and second solar cell strings,whereinthe first and second solar cell strings are disposed adjacent to each other and parallel to each other along the arrangement direction,
the light diffusion sheet is disposed on a front side as a light-receiving side with respect to the solar cells such that both side edge portions of the light diffusion sheet overlap side edge portions of the first and second solar cell strings and the light diffusion sheet does not overlap the wiring members of the first and second solar cell strings in a planar view of the solar cell module, and
the light diffusion sheet comprises:
a base material having a resin sheet; and
a metal film deposited on a front side of the base material, wherein the light diffusion sheet is in direct contact with a light-receiving surface of the solar cells of each of the first solar cell string and the second solar cell string and a side surface of the solar cells of each of the first solar cell string and the second solar cell string.

US Pat. No. 10,115,560

APPARATUS FOR MODIFYING SURFACES OF TITANIUM IMPLANTS MADE OF TITANIUM ALLOY

Sodick Co., Ltd., Kanaga...

1. A metal surface modification apparatus for modifying surfaces of titanium implants made of a titanium alloy, the metal surface modification apparatus comprising:a vacuum chamber configured to accommodate the implants in a vacuum environment;
a transfer unit disposed within the vacuum chamber, and configured to move the implants at least in a first horizontal uniaxial direction and in a second horizontal uniaxial direction perpendicular to the first horizontal uniaxial direction;
a table disposed on the transfer unit, and configured such that the implants are placed thereon;
an electron gun including a cathode electrode, an annular anode electrode configured to generate plasma, and a solenoid configured to generate a magnetic field; and
a tilting unit configured to tilt the implants to a predetermined angle as the transfer unit moves the implants;
wherein the tilting unit further comprises:
a plurality of holding jigs configured to have a plurality of respective lower parts having curved surfaces, respectively, and to hold the implants, respectively;
a movable holding base fastened onto the table, and configured to have a plurality of receiving depressions formed through an upper surface thereof to have curved surfaces corresponding to the curved surfaces of the lower parts of the holding jigs; and
a stationary pushing plate disposed on the movable holding base to cover the movable holding base, and configured to be moved relative to the movable holding base and to have a plurality of through holes positioned to face the receiving depressions.

US Pat. No. 10,115,542

KEYBOARD

PRIMAX ELECTRONICS LTD., ...

1. A keyboard, disposed in a notebook computer, wherein the keyboard comprises:a first baseboard;
a second baseboard, disposed at one side of the first baseboard;
a deformation element, disposed between the first baseboard and the second baseboard, separately connected to the first baseboard, the second baseboard, and a power supply circuit of the notebook computer, and configured to deform according to a voltage signal provided by the power supply circuit;
a key cap, located above the first baseboard, the second baseboard, and the deformation element and capable of moving relative to the first baseboard and the second baseboard; and
a connecting element, separately connected to the key cap, the first baseboard, and the second baseboard, wherein the deformation element drags the second baseboard to move in a first direction when the deformation element receives the voltage signal and therefore deforms to be in an extended state, so that the key cap is at a first height; and the deformation element pushes the second baseboard to move in a second direction when the deformation element does not receive the voltage signal and therefore deforms to be in a bent state, so that the key cap is at a second height that is shorter than the first height.

US Pat. No. 10,115,532

CAPACITOR WITH ELECTRODES MADE OF AN INTERCONNECTED CORRUGATED CARBON-BASED NETWORK

The Regents of the Univer...

1. An energy storage device comprising: a first electrode; and a second electrode separated from the first electrode by a dielectric wherein at least one of either the first electrode or the second electrode is made of an interconnected corrugated carbon-based network (ICCN) having a plurality of expanded and interconnected carbon layers, wherein an oxygen content of the expanded and interconnected carbon layers is at most about 5%.

US Pat. No. 10,115,460

PHASE-CHANGE MEMORY DEVICE WITH DRIVE CIRCUIT

STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L....

1. A memory device comprising:an array of memory cells, each memory cell including a phase-change material;
a word line coupled to memory cells of the array;
a control circuit configured to be controlled so as to operate in a read mode or in a write mode;
a first pull-up MOSFET and a second pull-up MOSFET having channels of a first type, the first and second pull-up MOSFETs being connected in series between a first power-supply node configured to be set at a first supply voltage and the word line, the second pull-up MOSFET being arranged between the first pull-up MOSFET and the word line;
a first pull-down MOSFET and a second pull-down MOSFET having channels of a second type, the first and second pull-down MOSFETs being connected in series between the word line and a second power-supply node configured to be set at a reference potential, the second pull-down MOSFET being arranged between the first pull-down MOSFET and the word line; and
a biasing MOSFET coupled between the word line and a third power-supply node configured to be set at a second supply voltage that is higher than the first supply voltage, wherein the first and second pull-up MOSFETs and the first and second pull-down MOSFETs have breakdown voltages lower than a breakdown voltage of the biasing MOSFET, wherein the control circuit is coupled to the first and the second pull-up MOSFETs, the first pull-down MOSFET, and the biasing MOSFET.

US Pat. No. 10,115,419

METHOD FOR AFC SHIELDS FOR MULTIPLE SENSOR MAGNETIC TRANSDUCERS AND MAGNETIC TRANSDUCERS HAVING MULTIPLE SENSORS AND AFC SHIELDS

WESTERN DIGITAL (FREMONT)...

1. A magnetic recording device comprising:a magnetic read transducer comprising:
a first read sensor, a second read sensor, and a third read sensor, wherein the first read sensor, the second read sensor, and the third read sensor are positioned in a down track direction with the second read sensor between the first read sensor and the third read sensor, and wherein the first read sensor, the second read sensor, and the third read sensor are offset from one another in a cross track direction, the down track direction being in a plane that is parallel to an air bearing surface of the magnetic read transducer and the cross track direction being in a plane that is perpendicular to the air bearing surface;
a first middle shield between the first read sensor and the second read sensor, wherein the first middle shield comprises a first top middle shield and a first bottom middle shield separated by a first insulator; and
a second middle shield between the second read sensor and the third read sensor, wherein the second middle shield comprises a second top middle shield and a second bottom middle shield separated by a second insulator,
wherein the first top middle shield comprises a first antiferromagnetic layer and the first bottom middle shield comprises a second antiferromagnetic layer; and
wherein the first antiferromagnetic layer is separated from the second antiferromagnetic layer by the first insulator; and
wherein the first top middle shield further comprises a first plurality of layers between the first antiferromagnetic layer and the first read sensor and the first bottom middle shield further comprises a second plurality of layers between the second antiferromagnetic layer and the second read sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,115,327

OPTICAL DISPLAY SYSTEM WITH ENHANCED RESOLUTION, METHODS, AND APPLICATIONS

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLO...

1. An optical display/view system, comprising:an optical image-generating apparatus, including:
a programmable/controllable image-generating component adapted to generate a polarized image output, wherein the polarized image output component comprises pixels;
a polarization dependent image offset component disposed to accept the polarized image output from the image-generating component;
means for applying an electrical voltage to said polarization dependent image offset component to induce a shift in deflection angle in angular space of the pixels, wherein the shift moves each pixel of the pixels one of vertically, horizontally, or diagonally from an original location by a half angular size to a shifted location;
means for dividing a high resolution image into first and second sub-frame images to provide computationally optimized images;
means for repeatedly switching the applied electrical voltage to said polarization image offset component between said first sub-frame representative of the original locations of the pixels when voltage is unapplied and said second sub-frame representative of the shifted locations of the pixels when voltage is applied; and
means for synchronizing the switching of said polarization dependent optical component between the first sub-frame and the second sub-frame with the first sub-frame image and second sub-frame image.

US Pat. No. 10,115,308

TARGET ADDRESSING SYSTEM

Uber Technologies, Inc., ...

1. A method for specifying locations of targets for a transit service, the method being implemented by one or more processors and comprising:receiving a service request for the transit service from a user;
determining a target location for the service request;
based on the target location, determining, from a virtual stopping space database, a vehicle stopping location that is different than the target location; and
transmitting an instruction set to a vehicle, the instruction set comprising a first instruction identifying the vehicle stopping location for a vehicular portion of the transit service, and a second instruction that specifies a path for a driver of the vehicle from the vehicle stopping location to the target location, the path to be followed by the driver upon parking the vehicle at the vehicle stopping location.

US Pat. No. 10,115,247

METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR CONTROLLING CHARGING OF AN ELECTRICAL STORAGE SYSTEM IN A VEHICLE INCLUDING MEASURING POWER LOSS OVER CONNECTOR ELEMENTS DURING CHARGING AND GENERATING AN ERROR SIGNAL BASED ON POWER LOSS

1. A method for controlling charging of an electric energy storage system in a vehicle comprising an electric machine which is arranged for propulsion of the vehicle, the method comprising:initiating the charging upon connection of the energy storage system to an external power supply via a first connector element associated with the vehicle and a second connector element associated with the external power supply;
measuring and calculating the power loss over the connector elements during the charging by;
measuring a voltage drop over the connector elements during the charging;
measuring the charging current of the external power supply; and
calculating the power loss based on the magnitude of the voltage drop and the charging current;
generating an error signal if the power loss is higher than a predetermined threshold value, the error signal being dependent on the magnitude of the power loss; and
estimating, based on the error signal and data related to the expected ageing of the connector elements, an expected remaining period of time until at least one of the connector elements needs to be repaired or replaced.

US Pat. No. 10,115,101

WIRELESS ESTABLISHMENT OF IDENTITY VIA BI-DIRECTIONAL RFID

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method implemented in a hardware computer infrastructure having computer executable code tangibly embodied on a computer readable storage medium having programming instructions, the method comprising:blocking, by a computing device, generating of a username and a password for a predetermined duration of time by placing an expiration flag on a current username and password for the predetermined duration of time;
randomly generating the username and the password at the computing device of the hardware computer infrastructure;
sending, by the computing device, device data including at least the username and the password to a transceiver;
setting, by the computing device, an expiration time for the username and the password;
after the expiration time is reached, generating, by the computing device, another username and password and sending the another username and password to the transceiver;
receiving, by the computing device, a service set identifier (SSID) that identifies an access point in a wireless network from the transceiver; and
sending the device data to the access point based on the SSID of the access point.

US Pat. No. 10,115,082

SYSTEMS AND DEVICES CONTROLLED RESPONSIVE TO DATA BEARING RECORDS

DADESYSTEMS, INC., Miami...

1. Apparatus operative to cause financial transfers responsive to data included on data bearing records in the form of financial checks, comprising:at least one computer, wherein the at least one computer includes at least one processor circuit and is operative to cause
data corresponding to a bar code to be sent to a payee terminal operated by a check payee having a payee account, wherein the payee terminal is remote from the at least one computer, wherein the payee terminal includes a display and is operative to cause a visual image including the bar code to be output through the display,
wherein the at least one computer includes at least one computer data store including payee account data corresponding to the payee account,
wherein the bar code corresponds to at least one identifier,
wherein the bar code is configured to be used to produce bar code digital image data corresponding to the bar code when captured from the display of the payee terminal by a digital camera of a mobile device, wherein the mobile device includes
the digital camera,
at least one manual input device,
a mobile display,
a wireless communication interface,
at least one mobile processor circuit,
at least one mobile data store in operative connection with the at least one mobile processor circuit, wherein the at least one mobile data store includes mobile processor executable instructions,
wherein the mobile device is configured to be operated by the check payee to capture digital check image data corresponding to a visual image of at least one side of a financial check, wherein the check includes visible indicia corresponding to the check payee, a check payor account, and a check amount,
wherein the mobile device is configured to
determine the at least one identifier from the bar code digital image data,
communicate the digital check image data and data corresponding to the at least one identifier to the at least one computer,
wherein the at least one computer is operative responsive at least in part to the at least one identifier to cause the check amount to be credited to the payee account.

US Pat. No. 10,115,077

SYSTEM FOR FACILITATING MANAGEMENT AND ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROCESSES

Gaiasoft IP Limited, Lon...

1. An organizational management system for providing an electronic user interface to access digital information resources over a computer network, the system comprising:an input device;
a digitized personal profile of a user of the system including security privileges of the user;
a graphical user interface configured to display an interactive digital scorecard comprising a plurality of indicators organized according to a hierarchy of intent and associated with an entity, wherein a first indicator of the plurality of indicators represents a level of maturity of a process based on a maturity model format that defines a plurality of maturity levels and includes electronic links to associated knowledge; and
a processor coupled to the input device and the graphical user interface, the processor being configured to:
provide, responsive to receiving a change to a definition of the maturity model format of the first indicator, an update to the interactive scorecard of the graphical user interface;
receive a selection of an indicator from the input device at the updated graphical user interface;
identify, in response to the selected indicator, digital information resources accessed by the electronic links based on the digitized personal profile of the user, the digital information resources providing knowledge associated with the selected indicator; and
provide, using the updated graphical user interface, the user with access to the digital information resources, wherein access to the digital information resources is based on the content of the digitized personal profile of the user and the selected indicator.

US Pat. No. 10,115,071

DISTRIBUTED WORKLOAD MANAGEMENT

Manhattan Associates, Inc...

1. A distributed computing system, comprising:a main data store to store main data;
a plurality of data view computing devices, each of the plurality of data view computing devices comprising:
a partial data view data store to store at least one of a plurality of data view configuration properties and a partial copy of the main data, the partial copy of the main data being received from the main data store, and
a data view generation module to generate a data view based at least in part on the plurality of data view configuration properties and the partial copy of the main data, the generation being in real time and being responsive to one of a plurality of data view requests; and
a distributed workload management computing device communicatively coupleable to each of the plurality of data view computing devices and to the main data store, the distributed workload management computing device comprising:
a route establishing module to establish a route for each of the plurality of data view requests to an appropriate one of the plurality of data view computing devices based at least in part on a data type property, and
a data view routing module to route incoming data view requests according to the established routes to the appropriate one of the plurality of data view computing devices.

US Pat. No. 10,115,047

TRANSACTION CARD WITH SECURED MAGNETIC STRIP AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME

Capital One Services, LLC...

1. A transaction card comprising:a card inlay having an outer surface and an inner surface opposite thereto;
a first data storage component having a first surface and a second surface opposite thereto;
a card body comprising an outer surface and an inner surface opposite thereto; and
a window formed in the transaction card and housing the first data storage component;
wherein the card inlay is joined to the card body such that:
the outer surface of the card inlay substantially forms a first outer surface of the transaction card and the outer surface of the card body forms a second outer surface of the transaction card;
a portion of the inner surface of the card inlay contacts a reflective material positioned between the inner surface of the inlay and the inner surface of the body; and
the first data storage component is exposed through the window.

US Pat. No. 10,115,036

DETERMINING THE DIRECTION OF ROWS OF TEXT

ABBYY Development LLC, M...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a processing device, an image of a document;
transforming the image to a binarized image by performing a binarization operation on the image;
identifying a portion of the binarized image that comprises one or more rows of textual content;
identifying a plurality of horizontal runs of white pixels in the one or more rows of textual content in the portion of the binarized image, and a plurality of vertical runs of white pixels in the one or more rows of textual content in the portion of the binarized image;
generating a first histogram for the plurality of horizontal runs of white pixels, and a second histogram for the plurality of vertical runs of white pixels; and
determining, by the processing device, an orientation of the one or more rows of textual content in the image based on the first histogram and the second histogram.

US Pat. No. 10,115,019

VIDEO CATEGORIZATION METHOD AND APPARATUS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Xiaomi Inc., Beijing (CN...

1. A video categorization method, the method comprising:acquiring a key frame from a video, the key frame comprising an image including a face;
acquiring a face feature from the key frame of the video;
acquiring one or more face features that correspond to one or more respective picture categories;
selecting a picture category to which the video belongs based on the face feature from the key frame and the one or more face features corresponding to the one or more respective picture categories;
assigning the video to the picture category to which the video belongs;
wherein the acquiring the key frame from the video comprises:
acquiring, from the video, at least one video frame comprising one or more faces,
determining a face parameter for each of the at least one video frame, the face parameter comprising either or both of a face quantity and a face location, and
determining the key frame from the video, based on the face parameter for each of the at least one video frame; and
wherein determining the key frame in the video according to the face parameter for each of the at least one video frame comprises:
determining, according to the face parameter for each of the at least one video frame, one or more non-duplicate video frames each having a face parameter that does not reoccur for other video frames, and
selecting at least one of the non-duplicate video frames as the key frame.

US Pat. No. 10,115,017

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD THEREOF

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

11. An electronic device comprising:a display;
a communication interface; and
a processor configured to:
acquire, from a server, using the communication interface, at least one image and a caption which have been posted on a web page associated with the server, the caption being attached to and outside of the at least one image on the web page;
obtain at least one tag associated with the at least one image from the caption;
classify the at least one image into a group, based on a response tag included in the at least one tag, the response tag including information on at least one of a number of comments and a number of likes; and
control the display to display the at least one image corresponding to the group.

US Pat. No. 10,115,016

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO IDENTIFY A VEHICLE AND GENERATE RESERVATION

1. A method to generate reservation information, the method comprising:(a) providing a memory configured to comprise at least one module of executable instructions, the memory further configured to comprise a database of reservation information;
(b) providing a controller configured to execute the module and communicate with the database;
(c) providing a mobile computing device comprising a display configured to exhibit information;
(d) providing a camera on the mobile computing device, the camera configured to record images of at least a portion of a vehicle-license plate;
(e) providing a visual recognition module configured to identify at least one character or symbol positioned on the vehicle-license plate;
(f) recording images, via the camera, of the at least a portion of the vehicle-license plate;
(g) storing the images recorded by the camera, via the controller, in a digital form as digital images in the memory, wherein the substance of the digital images is at least a portion of the vehicle-license plate;
(h) performing, via the controller, the visual recognition module to identify at least one character or symbol positioned on the vehicle-license plate within at least one digital image;
(i) producing, via the controller, the identification results of the visual recognition module, wherein the identification results include processed vehicle-license plate information;
(j) looking up, via the controller, at least one vehicle-share record based, at least in part, on the identification results;
(k) verifying, via the controller, the at least one vehicle-share record is adequate as well as a logical match for the identification results;
(l) exhibiting, via the display, reservation information generated from the at least one vehicle-share record, based upon the outcome of step (k); and
wherein the visual recognition module comprises:
a cascade classifier module configured to utilize a sliding-window search scheme in which windows of various scales can be slid across the substance of at least one digital image;
a Maximally Stable External Regions (MSER) module configured to detect any regions of interest in the substance of at least one digital image; and
an Optical Character Recognition (OCR) module configured to extract any text from the detected regions of interest within the substance of at least one digital image.

US Pat. No. 10,115,013

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SINGLE-PARTICLE LOCALIZATION USING WAVELET ANALYSIS

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA REC...

1. An apparatus for estimating a position of one or more particles, the apparatus comprising:an imaging system;
a detector, in optical communication with the imaging system, configured to detect an image of a plane;
a memory, operably coupled to the detector, configured to store a representation of the image of the plane;
a light source configured to excite the one or more particles; and
a processor, operably coupled to the memory, configured to:
(a) perform a wavelet decomposition of the image of the plane to form a wavelet map of the image of the plane;
(b) segment the wavelet map into multiple regions having intensity values above a predetermined threshold;
(c) estimate the location of a centroid for each of the multiple regions, the location of the centroid corresponding to the position of a particle in a first dimension and a second dimension of the plane;
(d) determine a total number of particles in the image of the plane based on the location of the centroid for each of the multiple regions;
(e) adjust at least one of an intensity of the light source and a wavelength of the light source based on the total number of particles in the image of the plane such that a number of imaged particles in a subsequent imaging process is adjusted, and perform the subsequent imaging process by repeating steps (a)-(d); and
(f) estimate the position for each particle in the image of the plane, in a third dimension, based on a fit of a point spread function (PSF) of the imaging system around the centroid for each of the multiple regions.

US Pat. No. 10,115,007

TRACKING OF HANDHELD SPORTING IMPLEMENTS USING COMPUTER VISION

SPORTSMEDIA TECHNOLOGY CO...

1. A method for tracking an object approaching an athlete, the method comprising:at least three different cameras having different positions capturing three or more different sets of video images of the object approaching the athlete, wherein the athlete is in a stance prepared to strike the object;
a server processor receiving the three or more different sets of video images, wherein the three or more different sets of video images comprise the stance of the athlete;
the server processor approximating at least part of a 3D trajectory of the object based on the three or more sets of video images; and
the server processor superimposing a graphical representation of the at least part of the 3D trajectory of the object over at least one of the three or more different sets of video images.

US Pat. No. 10,115,000

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OPTICAL IMAGING USING PATTERNED ILLUMINATION

Synaptics Incorporated, ...

1. An electronic device for imaging an input object, comprising:a display comprising a sensing surface and an array of display pixels;
a processing system communicatively coupled to the display, the processing system configured to:
selectively illuminate one or more of the display pixels according to a pattern;
acquire image data, from one or more detector pixels of the display, of the input object in contact with the sensing surface, wherein the image data corresponds to light from the illuminated display pixels that is reflected at the sensing surface of the display; and
process an image of the input object from the image data based upon the pattern,
wherein the processing system is configured to select the one or more detector pixels from a region surrounding the illuminated display pixels, the region being inside of an outer boundary that is defined by a first critical angle resulting from an interface between a surface of the input object and the sensing surface.

US Pat. No. 10,114,970

IMMUTABLE LOGGING OF ACCESS REQUESTS TO DISTRIBUTED FILE SYSTEMS

ALTR Solutions, Inc., Sa...

1. A tangible, non-transitory, machine-readable medium storing instructions that when executed by one or more processors effectuate operations comprising:receiving, with one or more processors, a request to access a distributed data store, wherein:
the request is a request to read from or write to a unit of content pertaining to a workload application;
the distributed data store stores a plurality of units of content that are each distributed among multiple computing entities hosting different subsets of data of the distributed data store;
each computing entity among the multiple computing entities corresponds to a different host at a different user-space instance of one or more different computing devices; and
each unit of content requires information from a plurality of computing entities to read the respective unit of content;
when writing each unit of content, different portions of information required to access the respective unit of content are written to different ones of the multiple computing entities such that no single one of the multiple computing entities stores all of the information required to access the respective unit of content;
causing, with one or more processors of a computing device configured to participate in combining the information from the plurality of computing entities to access units of content, logging of the request in an entry in a tamper-evident log, wherein the tamper-evident log defines one or more sequences of cryptographic hash values based on earlier logged entries;
storing, with one or more processors, the tamper-evident log in memory;
determining, with one or more processors, whether the tamper-evident log evinces tampering of log entries based on consistency of at least one of the sequences of cryptographic hash values with at least some entries in the tamper-evident log;
determining, with one or more processors, a risk metric based on other access requests documented in the tamper-evident log and the request;
storing, with one or more processors, the risk metric in memory;
determining, with one or more processors, that the risk metric satisfies a threshold; and
in response to the determination, disabling, with one or more processors, a user account associated with the request, wherein disabling a user account associated with the request comprises disabling the user account during an active session in which the user account is authenticated in real time with the determination, wherein:
the tamper-evident log comprises a blockchain having cryptographic hash pointers between sequential blocks of the blockchain and Merkle trees within blocks of the blockchain, the cryptographic hash pointers being based on a cryptographic hash function that implements a Merkle-Damgård hash function;
determining an authoritative entry among a distributed set of instances of the blockchain does not require a proof-of-work from computing devices implementing each of the set of instances;
a given entry in the tamper-evident log comprises:
an identifier of a user account having credentials by which authorization to perform a corresponding database access operation is requested; and
a timestamp of the corresponding database access operation; and
the given entry further specifies a database application program interface command by which the corresponding access operation is expressed.

US Pat. No. 10,114,959

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM

RICOH COMPANY, LTD., Tok...

1. An information processing apparatus, comprising:a first memory to store, for each registered user amongst one or more registered users, a registered identification name of the registered user who is eligible to use the information processing apparatus and first publishable information indicating whether or not the registered identification name of the registered user is publishable;
circuitry to
determine whether the first publishable information of a specified user indicates that the registered identification name of the specified user is publishable,
generate a random number code in a case of a determination that the registered identification name of the specified user is not publishable, and generate an anonymized identification name constituted by a predetermined string concatenated to the random number code, and
generate usage history information of the specified user using the registered identification name of the specified user in a case of a determination that the registered identification name of the specified user is publishable or using the anonymized identification name constituted by the predetermined string concatenated to the random number code in the case of the determination that the registered identification name of the specified user is not publishable; and
a second memory to store the generated usage history information.

US Pat. No. 10,114,949

TECHNIQUES FOR MONITORING INTEGRITY OF OS SECURITY ROUTINE

McAfee, LLC, Santa Clara...

1. An apparatus to support secure processing comprising:a storage;
a hardware processor coupled to the storage and configured to:
execute an operating system (OS) in a first operating environment;
execute an OS security routine to recurringly verify an integrity of the OS;
execute a challenge routine in a second operating environment that is isolated from the first operating environment to recurringly challenge the OS security routine to provide a measure of the OS security routine; and
execute a response routine in the second operating environment to analyze each measure provided by the OS security routine and an elapsed time to receive each measure from the OS security routine to verify an integrity of the OS security routine;
a network interface coupled to the hardware processor; and
a security server,
wherein the response routine causes the hardware processor to receive a first measure from the OS security routine, to receive a first expected measure from the security server via the network interface, and to compare the first measure to the first expected measure to verify the integrity of the OS security routine, and
wherein the security server is configured to maintain a copy of the OS security routine and to measure the copy of the OS security routine to derive the first expected measure.

US Pat. No. 10,114,947

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LOGGING PROCESSES WITHIN CONTAINERS

Symantec Corporation, Mo...

1. A computer-implemented method for logging processes within containers, at least a portion of the method being performed by a computing device comprising at least one processor, the method comprising:detecting creation of a new container that comprises a lightweight platform-independent filesystem capable of executing at least one process that is isolated from a host computing device that hosts the container;
launching, within the new container, a monitoring process that maintains a log of events associated with a process that will be executing within the new container;
recording to the log, by the monitoring process, data about at least one event associated with the process executing within the new container, wherein the at least one event is associated with evidence of potentially malicious activity that would otherwise be lost when the new container shuts down; and
exporting, by the monitoring process, the log to the host computing device that hosts the new container.