US Pat. No. 10,136,444

COMMUNICATION METHOD USING OUTDATED CHANNEL STATE INFORMATION IN TWO-CELL, K-USER CELLULAR NETWORK

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

6. A communication method of a first base station (BS) using outdated channel information in a two-cell, two-BS network environment, each cell including three user equipment (UE)s, the method comprising:respectively receiving nine different first linear combinations for 7 data symbols from the three UEs included in a first cell, at each time slot for a first time period that includes 9 time slots;
receiving linear combinations transmitted from the three UEs included in a second cell to a second BS as first interference signals at each time slot for a second time period that includes 9 time slots;
respectively transmitting first feedback signals for the first interference signals to the three UEs included in the second cell;
respectively receiving four different second linear combinations for 6 data symbols from two UEs of the three UEs included in the first cell at each time slot for a first sub-time period of a third time period, which includes 4 time slots;
receiving linear combinations transmitted from two UEs of the three UEs included in the second cell to the second BS as second interference signals at each time slot for a second sub-time period of the third time period, which includes 4 time slots;
respectively transmitting second feedback signals for the second interference signals to the two UEs included in the second cell;
respectively receiving a first reconfiguration signal of a first UE among the two UEs included in the first cell and a second reconfiguration signal of a second UE among the two UEs included in the first cell at each time slot for a third sub-time period of the third time period, which includes 8 time slots, wherein the first and the second reconfiguration signals are comprised of 8 data symbols;
respectively receiving a third reconfiguration signal of a first UE among the two UEs included in the second cell and a fourth reconfiguration signal of a second UE among the two UEs included in the second cell at each time slot for the third sub-time period of the third time period, wherein the third and the fourth reconfiguration signals are generated based on the second feedback signals and comprised of 8 data symbols; and
decoding the second linear combinations using the first, the second, the third and the fourth reconfiguration signals and decoding the first linear combinations using the decoded result of the second linear combinations,
wherein the second linear combinations are signals related to the first and the second UEs among the two UEs only included in the first cell among the signals received by the first BS from the three UEs included in the first cell for the first time period, and
wherein the first feedback signals include information on channel coefficients between the first BS and the three UEs of the second cell for the first time period, and the second feedback signals include information on channel coefficients between the first BS and the two UEs among the three UEs of the second cell for the second sub-time period.

US Pat. No. 10,136,441

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF BUFFERING APPLICATION DATA OPERABLE AT A DELIVERY CONTROL SERVER

Seven Networks, LLC, Mar...

1. A method of buffering application data operable at a delivery control server, comprising:receiving information, from a mobile device, that identifies applications used by the mobile device;
receiving a request, from the mobile device, to buffer application data for the identified applications, wherein buffering application data conserves signaling bandwidth;
receiving, from one or more application servers, an application data transmission for at least one of the identified applications used by the mobile device;
storing the application data in a buffer as a result of receiving the request;
receiving an activity notification from the mobile device indicating an opportunity to transmit the application data to the mobile device; and
transmitting the application data from the buffer to the mobile device in response to receiving the activity notification.

US Pat. No. 10,136,437

AUTOMATICALLY ADJUSTABLE RADIOFREQUENCY LINK

Elwha LLC, Bellevue, WA ...

1. An automatically adjustable radiofrequency link system, comprising:a radiofrequency transmitter configured to:
transmit a first signal at a first frequency of transmission within an extremely high frequency (EHF) band to establish an initial connection with a receiving device;
receive feedback from the receiving device or a remote source regarding the first signal, the feedback indicating a desired operating mode for the radiofrequency transmitter;
determine signal loss properties including an effect of atmospheric absorption as a function of frequency;
determine a modification to the first signal using the feedback and the signal loss properties; and
transmit a second signal at a second frequency of transmission within the EHF band based on the determined modification to the first signal.

US Pat. No. 10,136,429

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING AUDIO DATA IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM SUPPORTING BLUETOOTH COMMUNICATION AND DEVICE THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transceiving audio data by using Bluetooth low energy in a wireless communication system supporting Bluetooth communication by a first device, the method comprising:establishing at least one isochronous channel for transmitting isochronous data with at least one second device by setting an anchor point representing a time at which new information is transmitted;
transmitting the audio data to the at least one second device through at least one established isochronous channel during a first interval starting from the anchor point;
allocating to the at least one second device a response transmission time slot in which a response associated with whether to receive the audio data can be received from the at least one second device; and
receiving the response associated with the reception of the audio data from the at least one second device through the allocated response transmission time slot,
wherein the first interval includes at least one second interval in which initial transmissions of the audio data and retransmission of the audio data occur,
wherein the initial transmission of the audio data occurs at the anchor point of the first interval, and
wherein the response transmission time slot is allocated for each of the at least one second device.

US Pat. No. 10,136,419

RESOURCE ALLOCATION METHOD, IDENTIFICATION METHOD, BASE STATION, MOBILE STATION, AND PROGRAM

NEC CORPORATION, Minato-...

1. A method comprising:transmitting, by a base station, a downlink control signal,
the downlink control signal including resource allocation type information and uplink resource allocation information,
the resource allocation type information indicating one of:
a first uplink resource allocation type for allocating a set of contiguously allocated resource blocks, and
a second uplink resource allocation type for allocating a plurality of sets of resource blocks with each set including a plurality of consecutive resource blocks,
the uplink resource allocation information indicating one of:
first uplink resource allocation information indicating the set of contiguously allocated resource blocks if the resource allocation type information indicates the first uplink resource allocation type, and
second uplink resource allocation information indicating the plurality of sets of resource blocks if the resource allocation type information indicates the second uplink resource allocation type;
receiving, by the base station, first uplink data using the set of contiguously allocated resource blocks if the resource allocation type information indicates the first uplink resource allocation type; and
receiving, by the base station, second uplink data using the plurality of sets of resource blocks if the resource allocation type information indicates the second uplink resource allocation type,
wherein the set of contiguously allocated resource blocks includes one or more consecutive resource blocks,
wherein an allocation unit of the set of contiguously allocated resource blocks is smaller than an allocation unit of each one of the plurality of sets of resource blocks, and
wherein a resource block, which is not included in the plurality of sets of resource blocks, is located between each two of the plurality of sets of resource blocks.

US Pat. No. 10,136,417

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SELECTING AND RESELECTING AN UPLINK PRIMARY CARRIER

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A method, implemented by a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), for multi-carrier operations, the method comprising:transmitting feedback information pertaining to a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) on a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) of one of multiple uplink component carriers (UL CCs) on a condition that PUSCH transmission is occurring on at least one of the multiple UL CCs on a current subframe; and
transmitting the feedback information on a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) of a predetermined one of the multiple UL CCs on a condition that no PUSCH transmission by the WTRU is occurring on any of the multiple UL CCs on the current subframe.

US Pat. No. 10,136,401

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ACHIEVING SYNCHRONIZATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of operating a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving a signal for a channel group through a bandwidth comprising a plurality of channels composing the channel group;
in response to a signal strength of the signal for the channel group being higher than a threshold, performing a synchronization on a first channel by adjusting a position of a direct current (DC) to a center of the first channel and detecting a first synchronous signal for the first channel; and
performing the synchronization on a second channel by adjusting the position of the DC to a center of the second channel and detecting a second synchronous signal for the second channel,
wherein the first channel and the second channel are comprised in the channel group.

US Pat. No. 10,136,396

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR NETWORK ASSISTED INTERFERENCE COORDINATION AND MITIGATION

1. A method, comprising:obtaining, by a system including a processor, uplink parameters including measurements associated with uplink transmissions of a first end user device;
determining, by the system, an uplink differential path loss from transmissions of the first end user device based on the uplink parameters, wherein the transmissions are received by different sectors of a wireless network, and wherein the different sectors include a serving sector and a neighboring sector;
selecting a differential path loss threshold from among a group of path loss thresholds according to a type of a communication service for the first end user device;
comparing the uplink differential path loss to the differential path loss threshold; and
responsive to a determination that the uplink differential path loss is less than the differential path loss threshold and accordingly does not satisfy the differential path loss threshold, providing, by the system, a message to equipment of the neighboring sector,
wherein the message identifies a restriction for utilization by the equipment of the neighboring sector of a particular frequency over a particular time period,
wherein the providing of the message causes the equipment of the neighboring sector to apply the restriction to a voice call communication of a second end user device without applying the restriction to a non-voice call communication of the second end user device, and
wherein the determination that the uplink differential path loss does not satisfy the differential path loss threshold is performed without utilizing channel quality data from the first end user device.

US Pat. No. 10,136,393

CONTROL METHOD FOR REAL-TIME SCENE DETECTION BY A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS

STMICROELECTRONICS (ROUSS...

1. A method for real-time scene detection by a wireless communication apparatus equipped with an environmental measurement sensor, the method comprising:performing real-time scene detection at instants of activation;
using the environmental measurement sensor to perform environmental measurements at instants of measurement;
determining, by a processor of the wireless communication apparatus, a criteria based on values corresponding to the environmental measurements, wherein determining the criteria comprises executing, by the processor, instructions of a meta-classification algorithm stored in a non-transitory computer readable storage medium coupled to the processor, and wherein the criteria is indicative of a movement of the wireless communication apparatus based on values corresponding to the environmental measurements; and
performing a temporal adjustment of the instants of activation of the detection based on the criteria.

US Pat. No. 10,136,279

TERMINAL PERIPHERAL MANAGEMENT METHOD AND M2M GATEWAY

ZTE CORPORATION, Guangdo...

1. A method for managing a terminal peripheral, comprising: obtaining, by a Machine-to-Machine/Man (M2M) gateway, a policy definition of an event, and obtaining from the policy definition of the event, by the M2M gateway, an operation priority indication corresponding to an operation in the event; and the method further comprising:when the event is triggered by the M2M gateway and if it is determined that an operation to be executed by a corresponding terminal peripheral, which is of the same type as the operation in the event exists for the same corresponding terminal peripheral, deciding, according to the operation priority indication in the policy definition of the event and a priority judgment policy, whether to deliver the operation in the event to the corresponding terminal peripheral, wherein the deciding according to the priority judgment policy comprises:
judging whether the operation priority indication corresponding to the operation in the event is not lower than an operation priority indication corresponding to a current operation;
if not lower, then replacing the current operation by the operation in the event, and delivering the operation in the event according to an identifier of a terminal peripheral or a terminal peripheral group of the operation in the event;
if lower, then dropping the operation in the event, and continuing executing, by the terminal peripheral or the terminal peripheral group, the current operation;
receiving operation execution information returned by the terminal peripheral or the terminal peripheral group;
deleting the operation in the event and the current operation corresponding to the terminal peripheral or the terminal peripheral group; and
recording the operation execution information, wherein the operation execution information includes an identifier of the terminal peripheral which returns the operation execution information or the terminal peripheral group which returns operation execution information, an indication of an operation execution success or failure, a state value obtained after execution of an operation succeeds, or a reason value obtained after the execution of the operation fails.

US Pat. No. 10,136,272

SYNTHETIC COMMUNICATION NETWORK METHOD AND SYSTEM

WhatsApp Inc., Menlo Par...

1. A method, comprising:identifying, on a transmitting mobile device, multimedia data, formatted in accordance with a primary format, to be sent to a receiving mobile device that cannot process the multimedia data formatted in the primary format;
uploading the multimedia data, formatted in accordance with the primary format, to a multimedia communication server;
receiving at the transmitting mobile device from the multimedia communication server a multimedia identifier associated with the multimedia data uploaded to the multimedia communication server; and
transmitting the multimedia identifier, over a synthetic communications network, from the transmitting mobile device to the receiving mobile device, the multimedia identifier intended for use by the receiving mobile device to request the download to the receiving mobile device of the multimedia data in a transcoded secondary format that the receiving device can process, wherein the receiving mobile device is identified on the synthetic communications network by a phone number which, before transmission of the multimedia identifier, had been confirmed to be associated with the receiving mobile device as a result of receipt at the receiving mobile device of a verification message transmitted by the receiving mobile device and addressed to the phone number.

US Pat. No. 10,136,063

IMAGE STABILIZING METHOD AND APPARATUS

HANWHA AEROSPACE CO., LTD...

1. An image capturing apparatus comprising:an image sensor configured to obtain a first image;
a motion sensor configured to detect movement of the image capturing apparatus; and
an image stabilizer configured to estimate image movement in a second image, obtained by the image sensor after the first image, based on the movement of the image capturing apparatus, and correct image distortion of the second image by compensating for the image movement,
wherein the image stabilizer configured to predict a movement point of a first feature point, extracted in the first image, in the second image based on the movement of the image capturing apparatus, and detect a second feature point, corresponding to the first feature point, from the movement point of the first feature point, in the second image by feature point tracking, and
wherein the image stabilizer corrects the image distortion based on a determination on whether a distance between the movement point of the first feature point in the second image and the second feature point in the second image is within a predetermined range.

US Pat. No. 10,136,014

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An image processing apparatus comprising:a printer configured to be able to perform printing on a sheet at a plurality of print speeds;
set a print speed from among the plurality of print speeds;
change the set print speed to another print speed, wherein a replacement guide value for a part of the image processing apparatus is previously defined corresponding to each of the plurality of print speeds, and wherein the replacement guide value is expressed in a number of the sheets on which the printing has been performed by the printer
one or more non-transitory computer-readable storage devices; and
one or more computer processing devices connected to the one or more non-transitory computer-readable storage devices and configured by one or more programs stored in the one or more non-transitory computer-readable storage devices at least to:
receive an instruction, for the printer to which a first print speed is set, to change the print speed from the first print speed to a second print speed wherein the second print speed is faster than the first print speed; and
according to changing of the set print speed corresponding to the instruction, change the replacement guide value to a second value from a first value, wherein the first value corresponds to the first print speed, the second value corresponds to the second print speed, and the second value is larger than the first value.

US Pat. No. 10,135,870

SYSTEM FOR EXTERNAL VALIDATION OF SECURE PROCESS TRANSACTIONS

Bank of America Corporati...

1. A system operatively connected with a block chain distributed network and for using the block chain distributed network for facilitating an exchange of non-monetary transaction information between different member institutions comprising a host institution, a first source institution, a second source institution, and a user, the system comprising:a distributed memory device storing logic and rules for the block chain distributed network; and
a processing device operatively coupled to the distributed memory device, wherein the processing device is configured to execute computer-readable program code to:
identify host institution transaction data associated with the user;
record the host institution transaction data in a distributed ledger of the block chain distributed network, wherein the distributed ledger further comprises transaction records of first source institution transaction data associated with the user and transaction records of second source institution transaction data associated with the user;
identify a smart contract stored in the block chain distributed network between the host institution, the first source institution, and the second source institution, wherein the smart contract comprises logic and rules associated with the smart contract;
determine that the recorded host institution transaction data meets the logic and rules of the smart contract by at least comparing the recorded host institution transaction data to the logic and rules of the smart contract to match a stored authentication key of the block chain distributed network to a provided authentication key of the recorded host institution data;
validate the host institution transaction data associated with the user in response to determining that the recorded host institution data meets the logic and rules of the smart contract;
receive a request from a computing device of the user for a consolidated transaction record, wherein the request comprises the host institution transaction data associated with the user, the first source institution transaction data associated with the user, and the second source institution transaction data associated with the user;
prompt the computing device of the user to request authentication credentials of the user;
receive, from the computing device of the user, the authentication credentials of the user;
in response to receiving the authentication credentials of the user, authenticate the user;
in response to authenticating the user, access the block chain distributed network;
determine that the transaction records of the first source institution transaction data meet the logic and rules of the smart contract by at least comparing the first source institution transaction data to the logic and rules of the smart contract to match the stored authentication key of the block chain distributed network to a provided authentication key of the recorded host institution data;
validate the first source institution transaction data in response to determining that the transaction records of the first source institution transaction data meet the logic and rules of the smart contract;
determine that the transaction records of the second source institution transaction data meet the logic and rules of the smart contract by at least comparing the second source institution transaction data to the logic and rules of the smart contract to match the stored authentication key of the block chain distributed network to a provided authentication key of the second source institution transaction data;
validate the second source institution transaction data in response to determining that the transaction records of the second source institution transaction data meet the logic and rules of the smart contract;
compile the validated host institution transaction data, the validated first source institution transaction data, and the validated second source institution transaction data into a validated consolidated transaction record;
record the validated consolidated transaction record in the distributed ledger of the block chain distributed network; and
transmit the validated consolidated transaction record to the computing device of the user.

US Pat. No. 10,135,720

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VIRTUAL MULTIPATH DATA TRANSPORT

ANCHORFREE INC., Redwood...

1. A method comprising:(a) providing, by a computer system, a first number of one or more first network connections to a remote computing device;
(b) providing, by the computer system, a second number of second network connections to the remote computing device, the first number being smaller than the second number;
(c) multiplexing, by the computer system, a plurality of second data flows of the second network connections in one or more first data flows through the one or more first network connections;
(d) receiving, by the computer system, an instruction to transmit payload data to the remote computing device; and
(e) in response to the instruction—
(i) dividing, by the computer system, the payload data into data portions;
(ii) transmitting, by the computer system, the data portions over different connections of the second network connections;
(iii) multiplexing, by the computer system, the data portions transmitted over the second network connections through the one or more first network connections;
(iv) receiving, by the computer system, one or more acknowledgements for the data portions, each acknowledgment of the one or more acknowledgments referencing a second network connection of the second network connections;
(v) demultiplexing, by the computer system, each acknowledgment of the one or more acknowledgments onto the second network connection of the second network connections referenced by the each acknowledgment;
(vi) determining, by the computer system, that acknowledgment was not received for at least one data portion of the data portions by at least one second network connection of the second network connections over which the at least one data portion was transmitted; and
(vii) in response to determining that acknowledgment was not received for the at least one data portion, retransmitting the at least one data portion over the at least one second network connection.

US Pat. No. 10,135,700

ENTERPRISE APPLICATION INTEGRATION ON CLIENT COMPUTING DEVICES

Softphone SRL, Milan (IT...

1. A system to provide computer telephony integration between customer relationship management (CRM) applications on client computing devices in a contact center environment, comprising:a client computing device in the contact center environment, the client computing device including a processor and memory;
the client computing device having a user workstation including a contact toolbar application and a CRM application to provide computer telephony integration data for display by the client computing device;
the contact toolbar application that executes on the client computing device to provide a connection point within the user workstation, the connection point including at least one of a hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) endpoint and an internet address; and
the user workstation that establishes an integration channel over a data network via the connection point between the contact toolbar application and the CRM application for real time exchange of the computer telephony integration data between the contact toolbar application and the CRM application.

US Pat. No. 10,135,611

DELIVERING A CONTENT ITEM FROM A SERVER TO A DEVICE

CSC Holdings, LLC, Bethp...

1. A computer-based method for a server to deliver a content item to a first device and a second device, the computer-based method comprising:storing, in a database of the server, an identifier unique to the first device and an identifier unique to the second device;
receiving, from the first device, a first request for the content item and a first identifier associated with the first device;
requesting a first set of encryption keys in response to a first verification that the first identifier matches the identifier unique to the first device stored in the database;
receiving, from a key management server, the first set of encryption keys in response to the request for the first set of encryption keys;
receiving a plurality of file segments of the content item;
associating, in the database of the server, the first set of encryption keys with the content item and the identifier unique to the first device;
generating a first session-specific playlist including a first plurality of session-specific file segment URLs corresponding to the plurality of file segments, wherein a session-specific file segment URL of the first plurality of session-specific file segment URLs includes a filename of a corresponding file segment of the plurality of file segments appended with a session identification corresponding to a first session;
generating a first encrypted segment by encrypting a file segment of the plurality of file segments using a first encryption key of the first set of encryption keys;
receiving, from the second device, a second request for the content item and a second identifier associated with the second device;
requesting a second set of encryption keys different from the first set of encryption keys in response to a second verification that the second identifier matches the identifier unique to the second device stored in the database;
receiving, from the key management server, the second set of encryption keys in response to the request for the second set of encryption keys;
associating, in the database of the server, the second set of encryption keys with the content item and the identifier unique to the second device;
generating a second session-specific playlist including a second plurality of session-specific file segment URLs corresponding to the plurality of file segments, wherein a session-specific file segment URL of the second plurality of session-specific file segment URLs includes a filename of a corresponding file segment of the plurality of file segments appended with a session identification corresponding to a second session;
generating a second encrypted segment by encrypting the file segment of the plurality of file segments using a second encryption key of the second set of encryption keys; and
delivering the first encrypted segment to the first device and the second encrypted segment to the second device.

US Pat. No. 10,135,460

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MULTILEVEL CODING (MLC) WITH BINARY ALPHABET POLAR CODES

Texas Instruments Incorpo...

1. A method comprising:receiving multiple bits to be transmitted;
applying a first polar code to a first subset of the multiple bits to generate first encoded bits, the first encoded bits associated with a first bit level of a multilevel coding scheme;
generating one or more symbols using the first encoded bits and bits associated with a second bit level of the multilevel coding scheme; and
wherein the first polar code is associated with a first coding rate.

US Pat. No. 10,135,441

KEY INPUT APPARATUS

TDK Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A key input apparatus comprising: a key top capable of moving up and down through a pressing operation; a first substrate including a first surface, which is positioned on the key top side, and a second surface, which is opposite to the first surface, wherein the first substrate supports the key top and is movable up and down along with the key top; a second substrate provided between the key top and the first substrate in the direction of the up-and-down movement of the key top, wherein the second substrate Includes a first surface positioned on the first substrate side and a second surface opposite the first surface; a magnetic field generation unit; a magnetic sensor unit, which includes a magnetic detection element that detects a magnetic field generated from the magnetic field generation unit; and an adhesion unit comprising a soft magnetic material capable of adhering to the magnetic field generation unit; wherein the magnetic sensor unit and the adhesion unit are provided on one of the first surface of the first substrate and the first surface of the second substrate, and the magnetic field generation unit is provided on the other of the first surface of the first substrate and the first surface of the second substrate, opposite to the adhesion unit, the magnetism sensing direction of the magnetic detection element is a direction roughly orthogonal to the direction of the up-and-down movement of the key top; and the magnetic field generation unit is capable of generating a magnetic field in a direction roughly orthogonal to the direction of the up-and-down movement of the key too and the magnetism sensing direction of the magnetic detection element.

US Pat. No. 10,135,437

DRIVE CONTROL APPARATUS

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A drive control apparatus for controlling a drive of a first switch and a second switch connected in parallel to each other, the first switch having a first on resistance, the second switch having a second on resistance that is higher than the first on resistance in a lower range of current flowing therethrough, the lower range of current being lower than a predetermined threshold current, the second on resistance being lower than the first on resistance in a higher range of current flowing therethrough, the higher range of current being higher than the predetermined threshold current, the drive control apparatus comprising:a current obtaining unit configured to obtain a current parameter indicative of an input current flowing through both the first and second switches; and
a low-current control unit configured to control, based on the obtained current parameter, on-off switching operations of the first and second switches to correspondingly:
increase the number of times of turn-on of the first switch relative to the number of times of turn-on of the second switch; and
prevent simultaneous turn-on of the first and second switches while a value of the input current is located within a predetermined low-level current region, the low-level current region being lower than the threshold current.

US Pat. No. 10,135,436

RESET CIRCUIT AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

MediaTek Singapore Pte. L...

1. A reset circuit, comprising:an output circuit;
a detect circuit, coupled to the output circuit, wherein the detect circuit is arranged to detect at least an input power provided to a loading, and make the output circuit output a reset signal when a voltage of the input power goes into an abnormal state; and
a maintain circuit, coupled to the output circuit, wherein the maintain circuit is arranged to receive a control signal from the loading and to stop the output circuit from outputting the reset signal according to the control signal;
wherein the control signal is set at different voltage level to indicate whether the loading is in the standby state.

US Pat. No. 10,135,432

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR LOW CURRENT CONTROL FOR A POWER CONNECTION

Texas Instruments Incorpo...

1. An integrated circuit for controlling a connection between a power supply and a supplied node, comprising:a control terminal for coupling to a gate of a first field effect transistor having a current conduction path coupled between the power supply and the supplied node;
a voltage rate rise reference having an output voltage with a selectable rise rate;
an operational amplifier having an inverting input coupled to the output voltage of the voltage rate rise reference and having an output coupled to a gate of a second field effect transistor, a source of the second field effect transistor coupled to a reference potential;
a third field effect transistor having a gate coupled to a threshold potential, a source coupled to a drain of the second field effect transistor and a drain coupled to the control terminal;
a voltage divider having an undivided voltage input coupled to the control terminal and a divided voltage output coupled to a non-inverting input of the operational amplifier;
a first current source coupled between a first potential and the control terminal; and
a second current source coupled between the threshold potential and the source of the third field effect transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,135,425

POWER SAVING LATCHES

MARVELL ISRAEL (M.I.S.L.)...

1. A circuit, comprising:a latch circuit configured to receive a first signal and selectively drive the first signal to an output lead in response to an enable signal; and
an enable circuit including a comparator and a transistor, the transistor having a gate terminal and configured to control an output of the comparator based on a clock signal received at the gate terminal of the enable circuit transistor, the enable circuit configured to output the enable signal to enable the latch circuit to receive the first signal based on the clock signal received only when the first signal is different from a second signal on the output lead.

US Pat. No. 10,135,417

COUPLING CIRCUITS WITH CAPACITORS

FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECH...

1. A network filtering circuit comprising:a cable side for connection to a network cable;
a physical side for connection to a mother board; and
a plurality of transmission channels connected between the cable side and the physical side, each transmission channel comprising:
a first transmission line and a second transmission line,
a common mode choke having a first coil and a second coil respectively connected to the first transmission line and second transmission line,
two first capacitors connected in series between the first transmission line and the second transmission line, wherein the common mode choke is closer to the physical side while the two first capacitors are closer to the cable side,
a middle line connected between the two first capacitors with an extension line having a distal end connected to a ground node, and
two second capacitors connected with the first transmission line and the second transmission line; wherein
a resistor is positioned in the extension line of each transmission channel, and a third capacitor is connected between the ground node and the resistor in the extension line of each transmission channel.

US Pat. No. 10,135,382

MOTOR CONTROL DEVICE

OKUMA CORPORATION, Niwa-...

1. A motor control device for controlling a motor driven by three-phase alternating currents converted from a direct current power supply, the motor control device comprising:a current command computation unit that outputs a torque current command value and an excitation current command value, based on a velocity difference that is a difference between a velocity command and a velocity detection value of the motor;
a current detection value computation unit that calculates a torque current detection value and an excitation current detection value from three-phase current detection values of the motor;
a d-axis voltage difference calculation unit that calculates an excitation current common phase voltage difference that is in the same phase as an excitation current, based on the excitation current command value and the excitation current detection value;
a q-axis voltage difference calculation unit that calculates a torque current common phase voltage difference that is in the same phase as a torque current, based on the torque current command value and the torque current detection value;
a d-axis voltage command calculation unit that calculates an excitation current common phase voltage command that is in the same phase with the excitation current, based on the excitation current common phase voltage difference and an excitation current common phase voltage feed forward value;
a q-axis voltage command calculation unit that calculates a torque current common phase voltage command that is in the same phase with the torque current, based on the torque current common phase voltage difference and a torque current common phase voltage feed forward value;
an inverter unit that outputs three-phase currents to the motor, based on the torque current common phase voltage command, the excitation current common phase voltage command, and a position detection value of the motor;
a voltage difference detector outputting a signal based on the excitation current common phase voltage difference and the torque current common phase voltage difference;
a velocity difference detector outputting a signal based on the velocity difference;
an acceleration detector that outputs a signal based on whether or not acceleration is being performed; and
an AND circuit that performs AND calculations based on the signals outputted by the voltage difference detector, velocity difference detector and the acceleration detector;
wherein it is judged that demagnetization occurs when all the following conditions are met: at least one of the excitation current common phase voltage difference, the torque current common phase voltage difference, and output values of their first-order lag circuits exceeds a preset, corresponding voltage threshold; the velocity difference exceeds a preset velocity threshold; and acceleration is being performed;
wherein the voltage threshold is a sum of a voltage difference caused by variations in characteristic values generated in normal motors and a voltage difference caused by control delay.

US Pat. No. 10,135,367

INTEGRATED SOFT START AND SAFETY SHUTDOWN

Woodward, Inc., Fort Col...

1. A current control assembly comprising:an electrical current flow path having a maximum current flow rate;
a first current limiter in the electrical current flow path, the first current limiter comprising circuitry configured to (i) in response to receipt of a first state of the first signal at a first input port, begin a soft start time period, restrict current flow from the electrical input toward the electrical load along the electrical current flow path to a restricted rate greater than zero current flow and less than the maximum current flow rate for the duration of the soft start time period, and permit current flow along the electrical current flow path from the electrical input toward the electrical load along the electrical current flow path at an unrestricted rate upon expiration of the soft start time, and (ii) stop current flow from the electrical input toward the electrical load along the electrical current flow path in response to a second state of the first signal; and
a second current limiter in the electrical current flow path and in series electrical connection with the first current limiter such that current flows through both current limiters simultaneously, the second current limiter arranged to interrupt current flow from the electrical input toward the electrical load along the electrical current flow path in response to receipt of a second signal at a second input port.

US Pat. No. 10,135,361

RESIDENTIAL ELECTRICAL ENERGY INSTALLATION

KOOLBRIDGE SOLAR, INC., ...

1. A residential energy installation comprising:storage batteries operative to store energy;
a battery state monitoring circuit operative to monitor the charging and state of charge of said storage batteries and operative to generate a corresponding charging status information output;
a DC to AC conversion circuit operative to convert DC power input from said storage batteries to residential power at an AC power output, and
a Smart Load Center operative to distribute power through appropriate circuit breakers to a plurality of branch circuits, said Smart Load Center comprising a power distribution panel or sub-panel having a first AC power input from said AC power output from said DC to AC conversion circuit and a second AC power input from an electric utility grid, a power source being selectable for at least one of said branch circuits to be either said first AC power input or said second AC power input in dependence on said information output from said battery state monitoring circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,135,358

SWITCHING REGULATOR OPERABLE TO ALTER FEEDBACK BASED ON LOAD

Rohm Co., Ltd., Kyoto (J...

1. A switching regulator, comprising:a switching device;
a rectifying device having an anode thereof connected to an output terminal from which an output voltage is output;
an inductor arranged between the switching device and the output terminal;
a controller including an error amplifier configured to produce an error signal commensurate with a difference between a voltage commensurate with a cathode voltage of the rectifying device and a reference voltage, the controller using the cathode voltage of the rectifying device as a supply voltage, the controller turning ON and OFF the switching device according to the cathode voltage of the rectifying device;
a monitor configured to monitor a current that flows through the inductor; and
a current varier configured to increase, based on a result of monitoring by the monitor, a current that flows through the rectifying device with increase in the current flowing through the inductor.

US Pat. No. 10,135,357

THRESHOLD DETECTION WITH TAP

Power Integrations, Inc.,...

1. A controller for use in a power converter, comprising:a power switch including a drain, a source, a control input, and a tap, wherein the power switch further includes a first transistor coupled to a second transistor, wherein a drain of the first transistor is coupled to the drain of the power switch, wherein a source of the first transistor is coupled to the tap, wherein a source current at the source of the first transistor is responsive to a drain voltage at the drain of the first transistor when the drain voltage at the drain of the first transistor is less than a pinch off voltage of the first transistor, and wherein the source current at the source of the first transistor is substantially equal to a maximum current when the drain voltage at the drain of the first transistor is greater than the pinch off voltage;
a tap sense circuit coupled to the tap of the power switch, wherein the tap sense circuit provides an indicator signal indicative of a voltage at the tap or a current through the first transistor; and
a drive circuit coupled to receive the indicator signal from the tap sense circuit, wherein the drive circuit is further coupled to receive a feedback signal representative of an output quantity at an output of the power converter, wherein the drive circuit is coupled to generate a drive signal coupled to control switching of the power switch to regulate a transfer of energy from an input of the power converter to the output of the power converter in response to the indicator signal and in response to the feedback signal.

US Pat. No. 10,135,321

HEATSINK DESIGN WITH THERMAL INSULATOR TO REDUCE ENCODER TEMPERATURE

Rockwell Automation Techn...

1. An electric motor assembly comprising:a housing;
an electric motor supported in a motor compartment of the housing;
an encoder operatively coupled to the electric motor and supported in an encoder compartment of the housing;
a thermal insulator between the motor compartment and the encoder compartment for thermally isolating the motor compartment from the encoder compartment;
a heat sink surrounding at least a portion of the encoder, the heat sink in thermal contact with an end cap of the housing at least partially defining the encoder compartment, whereby the heat sink is adapted to absorb heat from the encoder and conduct heat to the end cap; and
a first thermal pad interposed between the encoder and the heat sink;
wherein the first thermal pad is a resilient thermal pad interposed in an annular space between the encoder and the heat sink.

US Pat. No. 10,135,286

NEAR FIELD TRANSMITTERS FOR WIRELESS POWER CHARGING OF AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE BY LEAKING RF ENERGY THROUGH AN APERTURE OFFSET FROM A PATCH ANTENNA

Energous Corporation, Sa...

1. A near-field transmitter comprising:a plurality of unit cells configured to radiate one or more radio frequency (RF) power transmission waves, each unit cell in the plurality of unit cells including:
opposing top and bottom surfaces;
a ground plane coupled with the bottom surface;
a metal portion having an interior perimeter that surrounds an aperture defined by the metal portion, wherein the metal portion is part of the top surface; and
a patch antenna that is: (i) separate from and positioned underneath the aperture defined by the metal portion and (ii) positioned above the ground plane, the patch antenna being configured to radiate one or more RF power transmission waves for wirelessly charging an electronic device,
wherein:
the one or more RF power transmission waves are leaked at least in part through the aperture and received by an antenna of the electronic device when the antenna of the electronic device is positioned in a near-field distance from the unit cell; and
the electronic device uses energy from the one or more RF power transmission waves received by the antenna to power or charge the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,135,277

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RAPIDLY CHARGING BATTERY WHILE CONSIDERING THERMAL STABILITY

TWOMI CO., LTD., Ansan (...

1. A method of rapidly charging a battery, the method comprising:detecting a temperature, by a temperature detection unit;
detecting a voltage of a secondary battery, by a voltage detection unit;
determining whether the voltage of the secondary battery detected through the battery detection unit is lower than a first voltage, by a control unit;
if the voltage of the secondary battery is lower than the first voltage, rapidly primarily charging the secondary battery by applying a temperature compensation factor to a first constant current, by the control unit;
if the voltage of the secondary battery is not lower than the first voltage, determining whether the voltage of the secondary battery is lower than a second voltage that is higher than the first voltage, by the control unit;
if the voltage of the secondary battery is lower than the second voltage, charging the secondary battery by applying the temperature compensation factor to a second constant current, by the control unit;
if the voltage of the secondary battery is not lower than the second voltage, determining whether the voltage of the secondary battery is lower than a third voltage, by the control unit;
if the voltage of the secondary battery is lower than the third voltage, charging the secondary battery by applying the temperature compensation factor to a third constant current, by the control unit; and
if the voltage of the secondary voltage is not lower than the third voltage, terminating the charging operation.

US Pat. No. 10,135,276

DISCHARGING CIRCUIT WITH VOLTAGE DETECTION THAT SELECTIVELY COUPLES SECOND NODE TO GROUND

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Gu...

1. A discharging circuit discharging an electrical charge of an external energy storage device coupled to a power transmission line coupled between a power supply device and a load, comprising:a current-limiting unit coupled between the power transmission line and a first node, wherein the current-limiting unit is directly connected to the power transmission line and the first node;
an internal energy storage unit coupled between the first node and a ground node, wherein the ground node receives a ground level;
a voltage detection unit detecting a level of the first node; and
a discharge unit coupled between the power transmission line and a second node, wherein when the level of the first node is less than a pre-determined level, the voltage detection unit directs the second node to couple to the ground node,
wherein when a level of the power transmission line is greater than the level of the first node, the internal energy storage unit is charged, and
wherein responsive to the power supply device providing power to the load, no current passes through the current-limiting unit from the internal energy storage unit to the power transmission line.

US Pat. No. 10,135,246

DEVICE CONTROL APPARATUS AND DEMAND RESPONSE METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A device control apparatus, comprising:a detector that detects a parameter that indicates a state of an electric power system;
a first communication interface that communicates with a device that receives power supplied from the electric power system;
a second communication interface that receives a demand response signal from a server that monitors a state of the electric power system; and
a control circuit that controls the device via a first communication interface, wherein
the demand response signal contains either first information or second information, the first information indicating an instruction for increasing an amount of power supplied from the electric power system to the device, the second information indicating an instruction for decreasing the amount of power supplied from the electric power system to the device, and
the control circuit determines whether the device is controlled in accordance with the demand response signal based on the first information or second information contained in the received demand response signal and the detected parameter, wherein
the control circuit determines whether the received demand response signal contains the first information or the second information,
in response to a determination that the received demand response signal contains the first information, the control circuit determines whether the detected parameter indicates a first state in which the amount of power supplied from the electric power system to the device has to be increased,
in response to a determination that the detected parameter indicates the first state, the control circuit controls the device to increase an amount of power supplied from the electric power system to the device, in accordance with the first information contained in the demand response signal,
in response to a determination that the detected parameter does not indicate the first state, the control circuit does not control the device in accordance with the first information contained in the demand response signal,
in response to a determination that the received demand response signal contains the second information, the control circuit determines whether the detected parameter indicates a second state in which the amount of power supplied from the electric power system to the device has to be decreased,
in response to a determination that the detected parameter indicates the second state, the control circuit controls the device to decrease an amount of power supplied from the electric power system to the device, in accordance with the second information contained in the demand response signal,
in response to a determination that the detected parameter does not indicate the second state, the control circuit does not control the device in accordance with the second information contained in the demand response signal.

US Pat. No. 10,135,180

CONTACT ELEMENT

1. A contact element for establishing electrical contact between two electrical conductors or contact parts, comprisingat least two strips extending parallel to one another and in the direction of a longitudinal axis and
a row of webs, which are arranged between the strips and are contiguous with the strips,
wherein the webs are connected resiliently via a first torsion portion to one of the strips and via a second torsion portion to another of the strips and are inclined with respect to the strips in the deformed state, such that a first contact portion extends above the strip and a second contact portion extends below the strip,
wherein the webs each have a front web edge and a rear web edge, which front web edge has a bulge and which rear web edge has an indentation, which fits or is complementary to the bulge of a directly adjacent web edge,
wherein the bulge provides said first contact portion,
wherein the webs, to the side of the indentation, have two rear web portions, which provide the second contact portion,
wherein the front web edge and the rear web edge extend from the first torsion portion to the second torsion portion, and wherein the front web edge and the rear web edge of two directly adjacent webs contact one another in the undeformed state over their entire length, in particular at least approximately, and
wherein in the undeformed state the front side portion and the rear side portion of adjacent webs lead jointly into a common aperture, wherein the front side portion and the rear side portion of said adjacent webs, in the region of the junction, extend into the common aperture at right angles to the strips.

US Pat. No. 10,135,153

PHASED ARRAY ANTENNA PANEL WITH CONFIGURABLE SLANTED ANTENNA ROWS

Movandi Corporation, New...

1. A phased array antenna panel comprising:a plurality of antennas arranged in a plurality of antenna rows;
a plurality of row-shaped lenses;
at least one of said plurality of row-shaped lenses having a corresponding antenna row in said plurality of antenna rows;
said at least one of said plurality of row-shaped lenses providing a gain to said corresponding antenna row so as to increase a total gain of said phased array antenna panel;
said at least one of said plurality of row-shaped lenses and said corresponding antenna row being configured to be slanted in a desired angle based on signals received from a master chip in said phased array antenna panel, thereby changing a direction of an RF beam formed by said phased array antenna panel.

US Pat. No. 10,135,062

FABRICATION AND USE OF CARBON-COATED SILICON MONOXIDE FOR LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES

Nexeon Limited, (GB)

1. An anode material, for mixing with a binder into a slurry during fabrication of a negative electrode of a lithium ion battery, the anode material comprising:nanoparticles, forming agglomerates, in a powder form,
wherein each of the nanoparticles comprises a carbon-containing outer phase and a silicon monoxide inner phase,
wherein the carbon-containing outer phase is covalently bonded to the silicon monoxide inner phase, and
wherein the agglomerates comprise pores, having an average pore diameter from about 1 nm to 500 nm and disposed between the nanoparticles in the agglomerates.

US Pat. No. 10,135,033

DIRECTIONAL LIGHT EXTRACTION FOR ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DIODE (OLED) ILLUMINATION DEVICES

Corning Incorporated, Co...

14. A light extraction film for enhancing light extraction from a light source, comprising:an array of 3-D microprisms, each microprism having an area of a first surface (A1) and an area of a second surface (A2), wherein the area of A2 is equal to or less than the area of A1, each microprism has a pair of oppositely disposed sidewalls;
an interstitial region between the sidewalls of adjacent microprisms, wherein the interstitial region has an index of refraction less than an index of refraction of the microprism; and
a glass layer attached to the first surface of microprisms, wherein the glass layer is less than about 1 mm thick, wherein first surface of each microprism is proximal to the glass layer and second surface is distal to the glass layer.

US Pat. No. 10,135,024

CURVED DISPLAY DEVICE

LG Display Co., Ltd., Se...

1. A curved display device having a plurality of layers including elements for implementing an input image, and having a neutral plane (NP), a first area positioned in any one of upper and lower sides of the NP and having compressive stress applied thereto, and a second area positioned in the other of the upper and lower sides of the NP and having tensile stress applied thereto, the curved display device comprising:at least one first curved portion; and
at least one second curved portion bent in a direction different from a direction of the first curved portion,
wherein the first curved portion and the second curved portion are different in thickness, and in positions of the NP.

US Pat. No. 10,135,009

ORGANOMETALLIC COMPOUND AND ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An organometallic compound represented by Formula 1:M(L1)n1(L2)n2,  Formula 1
wherein M is iridium (Ir), or platinum (Pt),
wherein L1 is a ligand selected from substituted and unsubstituted phenylpyridine that coordinates to M via a carbon atom of the phenyl ring and the nitrogen atom of the pyridine ring and L2 is a ligand represented by Formula 2B, and wherein L1 and L2 in Formula 1 are different from each other,

wherein
CY3 is a benzene,
R1 to R3 in Formula 2B are each independently selected from:
a C1-C10 alkyl group; and
a C1-C10 alkyl group, which is substituted with at least one selected from a deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, —CD3, —CD2H, —CDH2, —CF3, —CF2H, —CFH2, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid or a salt thereof, and a C1-C10 alkyl group,
any substituent on L1, and R11 to R14 in Formula 2B are each independently selected from a hydrogen, a deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, —SF5, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid or a salt thereof, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C60 alkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C60 alkynyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 alkoxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryloxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 arylthio group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group having 8 to 60 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group having 1 to 60 carbon atoms, —N(Q1)(Q2), —Si(Q3)(Q4)(Q5), —B(Q6)(Q7), and —P(?O)(Q8)(Q9), wherein R12 in Formula 2B is not a hydrogen, a —CH3, or a cyano group; and i) two substituents on the pyridine ring of the L1, together with the pyridine ring, optionally form a 5,6,7,8-tetrahydroisoquinoline and ii) two substituents on the phenyl ring of the L1, together with the phenyl ring, optionally form a dibenzofuran, a dibenzothiophene or a carbazole,
at least one of R11 to R14 in Formula 2B are each independently selected from a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryloxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 arylthio group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group having 8 to 60 carbon atoms, and a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group having 1 to 60 carbon atoms, and
b1 in Formula 2B is selected from 1, 2, 3, and 4, and
wherein in Formula 1, n1 and n2 are each independently 1 or 2, with the proviso that a sum of n1 and n2 is 2 when M is Pt, or 3 when M is Ir,
wherein * and *? in Formula 2B are each a binding site to M in Formula 1; and
wherein at least one of substituents of the substituted C1-C60 alkyl group, the substituted C2-C60 alkenyl group, the substituted C2-C60 alkynyl group, the substituted C1-C60 alkoxy group, the substituted C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, the substituted C1-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, the substituted C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, the substituted C1-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, the substituted C6-C60 aryl group, the substituted C6-C60 aryloxy group, the substituted C6-C60 arylthio group, the substituted C1-C60 heteroaryl group, the substituted a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group having 8 to 60 carbon atoms, and the substituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group having 1 to 60 carbon atoms is selected from:
a deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, —CD3, —CD2H, —CDH2, —CF3, —CF2H, —CFH2, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid or a salt thereof, a C1-C60 alkyl group, a C2-C60 alkenyl group, a C2-C60 alkynyl group, and a C1-C60 alkoxy group;
a C1-C60 alkyl group, a C2-C60 alkenyl group, a C2-C60 alkynyl group, and a C1-C60 alkoxy group, each substituted with at least one selected from a deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, —CD3, —CD2H, —CDH2, —CF3, —CF2H, —CFH2, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid or a salt thereof, a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C1-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C2-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C6-C60 aryloxy group, a C6-C60 arylthio group, a C2-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group having 8 to 60 carbon atoms, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group having 1 to 60 carbon atoms, —N(Q11)(Q12), —Si(Q13)(Q14)(Q15), —B(Q16)(Q17), and —P(?O)(Q18)(Q19);
a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C6-C60 aryloxy group, a C6-C60 arylthio group, a C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group having 8 to 60 carbon atoms, and a monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group having 1 to 60 carbon atoms;
a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C6-C60 aryloxy group, a C6-C60 arylthio group, a C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group having 8 to 60 carbon atoms, and a monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group having 1 to 60 carbon atoms, each substituted with at least one selected from a deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, —CD3, —CD2H, —CDH2, —CF3, —CF2H, —CFH2, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid or a salt thereof, a C1-C60 alkyl group, a C1-C60 alkenyl group, a C1-C60 alkynyl group, a C1-C60 alkoxy group, a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C6-C60 aryloxy group, a C6-C60 arylthio group, a C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group having 8 to 60 carbon atoms, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group having 1 to 60 carbon atoms, —N(Q21)(Q22), —Si(Q23)(Q24)(Q25), —B(Q26)(Q27), and —P(?O)(Q28)(Q29); and
—N(Q31)(Q32), —Si(Q33)(Q34)(Q35), —B(Q36)(Q37), and —P(?O)(Q38)(Q39);
wherein Q1 to Q9, Q11 to Q19, Q21 to Q29, and Q31 to Q39 are each independently selected from a hydrogen, a deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid or a salt thereof, a C1-C60 alkyl group, a C2-C60 alkenyl group, a C2-C60 alkynyl group, a C1-C60 alkoxy group, a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C6-C60 aryl group substituted with at least one selected from a C1-C60 alkyl group and a C6-C60 aryl group, a C6-C60 aryloxy group, a C6-C60 arylthio group, a C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group having 8 to 60 carbon atoms and a monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group having 1 to 60 carbon atoms.

US Pat. No. 10,135,007

ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT MATERIALS AND DEVICES

UNIVERSAL DISPLAY CORPORA...

1. A compound having the formula Ir(LA)n(LB)3-n, having the structure:
wherein X is O, S, or Se;
wherein R3 and R4 each independently represent mono-, di-, tri-, tetra-substitution, or no substitution;
wherein R1 and R2 each independently represent mono-, di-substitution, or no substitution;
wherein any adjacent substitutions in R1, R2, R3, and R4 are optionally linked together to form a ring;
wherein R is selected from the group consisting of partially and fully deuterated variations of alkyl, cycloalkyl, and combinations thereof;
wherein R1, R2, R3, and R4, are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, deuterium, halide, alkyl, cycloalkyl, heteroalkyl, arylalkyl, alkoxy, aryloxy, amino, silyl, alkenyl, cycloalkenyl, heteroalkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, heteroaryl, acyl, carbonyl, carboxylic acids, ester, nitrile, isonitrile, sulfanyl, sulfinyl, sulfonyl, phosphino, and combinations thereof;
wherein R5 is a 5-membered or 6-membered heterocyclic ring that is optionally further substituted or R5 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, deuterium, halide, alkyl, cycloalkyl, heteroalkyl, arylalkyl, alkoxy, aryloxy, amino, silyl, alkenyl, cycloalkenyl, heteroalkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, heteroaryl, acyl, carbonyl, carboxylic acids, ester, nitrile, isonitrile, sulfanyl, sulfinyl, sulfonyl, phosphino, and combinations thereof; and
wherein n is an integer from 1 to 3.

US Pat. No. 10,134,996

COMPOSITE MATERIAL, LIGHT-EMITTING ELEMENT, LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Semicondcutor Energy Labo...

1. A composite material comprising:a first metal oxide comprising a first metal atom selected from aluminum, gallium, or indium;
an organic compound that is bound to the first metal atom by forming a chelate;
a second metal oxide comprising a second metal atom selected from titanium, vanadium, molybdenum, tungsten, rhenium, ruthenium, or niobium; and
a third metal oxide,
wherein the second metal oxide exhibits an electron accepting property to the organic compound,
wherein the first metal oxide, the organic compound, the second metal oxide, and the third metal oxide are in a single layer, and
wherein the first metal oxide, the second metal oxide, and the third metal oxide form a composite oxide.

US Pat. No. 10,134,985

NON-VOLATILE SOLID STATE RESISTIVE SWITCHING DEVICES

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A non-volatile solid state resistive switching device comprising:a metal first electrode being a source of metal ions, wherein a metal of the metal first electrode and of the metal ions is selected from a group consisting of: nickel, aluminum and tungsten;
a crystalline p-type silicon second electrode; and
a non-crystalline amorphous silicon layer substantially free of dopants having a resistance and being positioned between and in direct contact with the first and second electrodes, wherein:
the metal ions are driven into the non-crystalline amorphous silicon layer to form a conducting filament from the metal first electrode to the second electrode to alter the resistance of the non-crystalline amorphous silicon layer in response to a write voltage applied between the first and second electrodes that is greater than a first threshold electrical potential.

US Pat. No. 10,134,956

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Seoul Viosys Co., Ltd., ...

1. A light emitting diode, comprising:a support substrate;
a light emitting structure disposed on the support substrate and having an m-plane or an a-plane growth plane, the light emitting structure comprising a second conductive type semiconductor layer, an active layer disposed on the second conductive type semiconductor layer, and a first conductive type semiconductor layer disposed on the active layer;
at least one groove formed on a lower surface of the light emitting structure and partially exposing the first conductive type semiconductor layer;
a second type electrode disposed at least on a lower surface of the second conductive type semiconductor layer and electrically connected to the second conductive type semiconductor layer;
an insulation layer partially covering the second type electrode and the lower surface of the light emitting structure, and having at least one opening corresponding to the at least one groove; and
a first type electrode electrically connected to the first conductive type semiconductor layer exposed through the at least one groove and at least partially covering the insulation layer,
wherein the second type electrode comprises a second type contact layer contacting the second conductive type semiconductor layer, and the second type contact layer comprises an ohmic contact layer, the ohmic contact layer being composed of a plurality of islands,
wherein the first type electrode comprises a first type contact layer contacting the first conductive type semiconductor layer and a first type barrier layer at least partially covering the first type contact layer, and
wherein the first type contact layer fills the at least one opening and is not disposed on the lower surface of the second conductive type semiconductor layer.

US Pat. No. 10,134,952

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A manufacturing method of a light emitting device, comprising steps of:forming a first electrode layer on a substrate;
forming a light emitting layer on the first electrode layer, the light emitting layer comprising a quantum dot layer and a hole transport layer having a first thickness capable of avoiding performance degradation of the light emitting device; and
forming a second electrode layer on the light emitting layer,
wherein the step of forming a light emitting layer on the first electrode layer comprises:
coating a hole transport material layer on the first electrode layer through spin coating process;
drying the hole transport material layer to form an initial hole transport layer having an initial thickness;
forming a quantum dot material layer on the initial hole transport layer through spin coating process, wherein the initial hole transport layer is damaged by solvent of the quantum dot material layer so as to form the hole transport layer having the first thickness.

US Pat. No. 10,134,864

NANOWIRE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE INCLUDING LATERAL-ETCH BARRIER REGION

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:a semiconductor-on-insulator wafer including a buried insulator layer, the buried insulator layer including therein opposing etch barrier regions and a gate region between the etch barrier regions;
at least one nanowire including a channel portion interposed between opposing source/drain portions, the channel portion suspended in the gate region; and
a gate electrode in the gate region, the gate electrode completely surrounding the suspended nanowire,
wherein the buried insulator layer comprises a first electrical insulating material, and the etch barrier regions comprise a second electrical insulating material different from the first electrical insulating material, and
wherein the etch barrier regions are between the at least one nanowire and the buried insulator layer, and wherein a bottom surface of the channel portion is flush with an upper portion of the etch barrier region.

US Pat. No. 10,134,795

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH MULTIPLE SUBSTRATES ELECTRICALLY CONNECTED THROUGH AN INSULATING FILM AND MANUFACTURING METHOD

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. An electronic apparatus comprising:a semiconductor device including:
a first substrate having an attaching surface including a surface of first electrodes and a surface of a first insulating film, wherein the first substrate is a sensor substrate;
an insulating thin film that covers the attaching surface of the first substrate; and
a second substrate having an attaching surface including a surface of second electrodes and a surface of a second insulating film,
wherein the second substrate is attached to the first substrate in a state in which the attaching surface of the second substrate and the attaching surface of the first substrate are attached together, sandwiching the insulating thin film therebetween,
wherein at least a first one of the first electrodes and at least a first one of the second electrodes are attached together through the insulating thin film,
wherein the second substrate is a circuit substrate, and
wherein at least a portion of the first one of the first electrodes is spaced apart from a portion of the first one of the second electrodes by at least a portion of the insulating thin film in a direction perpendicular to the attaching surface of the first substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,134,694

METHOD OF FORMING REDISTRIBUTION LAYER

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method of forming a redistribution layer, the method comprising:forming a first passivation layer on a metal pad disposed on a substrate;
exposing the metal pad by forming a redistribution via hole in the first passivation layer, wherein the redistribution via hole has a polygon shape having an angle between adjacent edges greater than 90°, in a top view;
depositing a first metal layer in the redistribution via hole and on the first passivation layer; and
forming a redistribution layer by patterning the first metal layer, wherein a ratio of a thickness of the redistribution layer over the diameter of the redistribution via hole is about 1.4 to about 2.5.

US Pat. No. 10,134,661

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A packaged semiconductor device, comprising:a first metal lead frame portion having a chip mounting surface;
a second metal lead frame portion;
a semiconductor chip having a first surface facing and attached to the chip mounting surface of the first metal lead frame portion and a second surface facing away from the chip mounting surface of the first metal lead frame portion;
a connector portion electrically connected to the second metal lead frame portion, the connector portion being attached to the second surface of the semiconductor chip, the connector portion covering the entirety of a planar area of the semiconductor chip when viewed along a direction orthogonal to the second surface of the semiconductor chip; and
a third metal lead frame portion surrounding an outer edge perimeter of the semiconductor chip for at least a portion of a thickness of the semiconductor chip between the first and second surfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,134,654

DOUBLE-ENCAPSULATED POWER SEMICONDUCTOR MODULE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. A power semiconductor module, comprising:a module housing;
a substrate;
a semiconductor chip attached to the substrate and disposed in the module housing;
a dielectric first encapsulation disposed in the module housing, in physical contact with both the semiconductor chip and the substrate, and having a first modulus of elasticity;
a dielectric second encapsulation disposed in the module housing and having a second modulus of elasticity,
wherein the first encapsulation is a polymer and disposed between the substrate and the second encapsulation,
wherein the semiconductor chip is disposed between the first encapsulation and the substrate,
wherein the first modulus of elasticity is greater than the second modulus of elasticity,
wherein the second modulus of elasticity is, at a temperature of 25° C., less than 0.1 MPa.

US Pat. No. 10,134,609

SUBSTRATE TRANSPORTING DEVICE, SUBSTRATE TREATING APPARATUS, AND SUBSTRATE TRANSPORTING METHOD

SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd....

1. A substrate transporting device, comprising:a transport mechanism that is movable in parallel in a given direction and transports a substrate; and
a transport chamber that accommodates the transport mechanism, the transport chamber comprising:
a first wall disposed on a first side of the given direction of the transport mechanism; and
a plurality of transportation ports each used for moving the substrate between an exterior and an interior of the transport chamber, the substrate transporting device further comprising:
a first exhaust unit that is disposed closer to the first wall than any of the transportation ports, and exhausts gas in the transport chamber outside the transport chamber, and
a controller that controls the transport mechanism and the first exhaust unit, wherein
the controller performs control such that, when the transport mechanism is located in a first proximal area whose distance from the first wall is of a given value or less, and moves toward the first wall, an exhaust amount of the first exhaust unit is larger than that when the transport mechanism is located out of the first proximal area and moves toward the first wall, and
the first proximal area is defined so as to contain the transport mechanism when the transport mechanism transports the substrate to one of the transportation ports that is the closest to the first wall, and so as not to contain the transport mechanism when the transport mechanism transports the substrate to any of the transportation ports other than the transportation port that is the closest to the first wall.

US Pat. No. 10,134,596

RECESSED SOLID STATE APPARATUSES

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A solid state apparatus, comprising:a first layer with a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface;
a second layer having a third surface interfacing the second surface and a fourth surface opposite the third surface;
a third layer having a fifth surface interfacing the fourth surface and a sixth surface opposite the fifth surface;
a fourth layer having a seventh surface interfacing the sixth surface to form a heterojunction, which generates a two-dimensional electron gas channel formed in the fourth layer; and
a recess that extends from the first surface to the fifth surface.

US Pat. No. 10,134,560

MULTI-STAGE/MULTI-CHAMBER ELECTRON-BEAM INSPECTION SYSTEM

Dongfang Jingyuan Electro...

1. A semiconductor inspection system comprising:a controller;
a memory, coupled to the controller, for storing a control module, executed by the controller;
a first inspection station, equipped with e-beam generators arranged in columns, positioned to receive a semiconductor sample for a first type and a second type of inspection with electron beams respectively from the e-beam generators, wherein the electron beams are calibrated in groups to inspect the semiconductor sample in different precisions, a partial area of the semiconductor sample is only inspected by a group of the electron beams in fine precision when the partial area of the semiconductor sample has passed an inspection by a group of the electron beams in coarse precision, the first type of inspection is to inspect the semiconductor sample with a predefined pixel size, the second type of inspections is to inspect the semiconductor sample with a smaller than the predefined pixel size; and
at least two second inspection stations, wherein the controller is caused to execute the control module to determine a second inspection station from the at least two second inspection stations when the semiconductor sample is done with the first and the second types of inspection in the first inspection station, so that a time gap between the first station and the second station is minimized while inspection precisions in the first station are gradually increased.

US Pat. No. 10,134,498

PLASMON GENERATOR

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT Z...

1. A plasmon generator having a plasmon supporting surface (29) and first and second quantum systems (13, 15) respectively defining first and second quantum states (17, 19) with a tunneling junction (25) being present between the first and second quantum systems (13, 15), the first and second quantum systems (13, 15) being present in an electric circuit (23) to generate a tunneling current between the first and second quantum systems (13, 15), whereby electrons tunneling between said first and second quantum states (17, 19) lose energy in the tunneling process (27) and generate plasmons at the plasmon supporting surface (29) there being a first electrode (3) proximate to the first quantum system and a second electrode (5) proximate to the second quantum system, thereby providing a coupling between the respective quantum system and the electric circuit via the tunneling junction, wherein the plasmon supporting surface (29) is positioned proximate to at least one of the first quantum system (13), the second quantum system (15) and the tunnel junction (25), wherein each of the first and second quantum systems (13, 15) is any physical system with electronic states (17, 19) having at least substantially discrete energy levels, the electric circuit comprising a voltage source 21 having a voltage V adapted to cause a corresponding energy difference between a respective Fermi energy (EFermi) of the first electrode (3) and a respective Fermi energy (EFermi) of the second electrode (5).

US Pat. No. 10,134,485

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES FOR IMPEDANCE CALIBRATION INCLUDING SYSTEMS AND METHODS THEREOF

SK hynix Inc., Icheon-si...

1. A semiconductor system comprising:a first semiconductor device configured to output chip selection signals, command signals, address signals and a clock signal and configured to receive or output data;
a second semiconductor device configured to perform an impedance calibration operation and to output pull-up codes and pull-down codes generated by the impedance calibration operation, based on the chip selection signals and a combination of the command signals; and
a third semiconductor device configured to output internal data of a memory cell selected by the address signals as the data or configured to store the data in the memory cell selected by the address signals as the internal data, according to the command signals based on the chip selection signals and the command signals during a write operation or a read operation,
wherein drivability of the internal data and the data is adjusted by the pull-up codes and the pull-down codes, and
wherein the second semiconductor device includes:
a command decoder configured to decode the command signals to generate a write command signal, a read command signal, and an impedance calibration command signal, based on the chip selection signals; and
a latency adjustment circuit configured to shift the write command signal and the read command signal by a first period in which a clock pulse of the clock signal is inputted by a first number of times to generate a column selection signal and configured to shift the impedance calibration command signal by a second period in which a clock pulse of the clock signal is inputted by a second number of times to generate an impedance calibration enable signal.

US Pat. No. 10,134,484

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES, SEMICONDUCTOR SYSTEMS INCLUDING THE SAME, METHODS OF TESTING THE SAME

SK hynix Inc., Icheon-si...

1. A semiconductor system comprising:a controller suitable for outputting a burn-in test signal, a clock signal and command/address signals; and
a semiconductor device suitable for entering a first test mode if the burn-in test signal is inputted, suitable for entering a second test mode according to a level combination of the command/address signals in synchronization with the clock signal after the semiconductor device enters the first test mode, and suitable for entering a third test mode according to an other level combination of the command/address signals in synchronization with the clock signal after the semiconductor device enters the second test mode, wherein the second test mode corresponds to a self-stress test wherein a specific word line is repeatedly selected to repeatedly apply a stress to memory cells electrically coupled to the selected word line,
wherein the semiconductor device includes:
a buffer portion suitable for buffering the clock signal to generate an internal clock signal in response to the burn-in test signal and suitable for buffering the command/address signals to generate internal command/address signals in response to the burn-in test signal;
a test controller suitable for generating a test enablement signal and a test latch control signal for activating the second test mode in response to the burn-in test signal if the internal command/address signals synchronized with the internal clock signal have a first level combination, suitable for generating internal command signals for activating the third test mode in response to the burn-in test signal if the internal command/address signals synchronized with the internal clock signal have a second level combination, and suitable for generating test data having a predetermined level combination;
an address latch unit suitable for latching the internal command/address signals synchronized with the clock signal to generate bank address signals and internal address signals in response to the test enablement signal and the test latch control signal and suitable for generating a row fix signal or a column fix signal from the command/address signals; and
a memory portion suitable for storing the test data or outputting the test data stored according to the internal command signals in response to the test enablement signal, wherein the row fix signal is a signal for repeatedly selecting at least one of a plurality of word lines and the column fix signal is a signal for repeatedly selecting at least one of a plurality of bit lines.

US Pat. No. 10,134,461

APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR SELECTIVE ROW REFRESHES

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus comprising:a memory device configured to respond to individual issuance of an active command to perform an active operation on a corresponding first plurality of memory cells designated by a corresponding external address, the memory device including a refresh control circuit that is configured to provide a first proximate address indicating a second plurality of memory cells proximate the corresponding first plurality of memory cells on which the memory device has performed the active operation in response,
wherein the memory device is configured to respond to a refresh command to perform a refresh operation on the second plurality of memory cells,
wherein the memory device is configured to respond to individual issuance of the refresh command to perform the refresh operation on a corresponding set of a third plurality of memory cells, and the memory device is further configured to perform the refresh operation on the second plurality of memory cells responsive, at least in part, to one issuance of the refresh command with suspending performing the refresh operation on the corresponding set of the third plurality of memory cells, and
wherein, after the refresh operation on the second plurality of memory cells is performed, the memory device is further configured to resume performing refresh operation on the corresponding set of the third plurality of memory cells based on addresses that were provided before the refresh operation on the second plurality of memory cells was performed.

US Pat. No. 10,134,434

MAGNETIC GRAPHENE

The United States of Amer...

1. A method of making patterned magnetic graphene, comprising:transferring or growing a graphene film on a substrate;
functionalizing the graphene film;
hydrogenating the graphene film and forming fully hydrogenated graphene;
manipulating the extent of the hydrogen content by using an electron beam from a scanning electron microscope to selectively remove hydrogen, wherein the step of selectively removing hydrogen occurs under a vacuum; and
forming areas of magnetic graphene and non-magnetic graphene.

US Pat. No. 10,134,432

FLEXURE CHAIN BLANK SHEET FOR DISK DRIVE SUSPENSION

NHK SPRING CO., LTD., Yo...

1. A flexure chain blank sheet for a disk drive suspension comprising a plurality of frame units, each of the frame units comprising:a frame portion made from a stainless steel plate; and
a plurality of flexure elements arranged at a predetermined pitch within the frame portion, each of the plurality of flexure elements comprising a metal base formed from the stainless steel plate and a conductive circuit portion provided on the metal base,
wherein the frame portion includes a first lengthwise frame and a second lengthwise frame extending in a longitudinal direction of the plurality of flexure elements, and a first lateral frame and a second lateral frame extending in a width direction of the plurality of flexure elements, and
wherein the flexure chain blank sheet further comprises:
a slit which is formed between the first lateral frame of a first frame unit of the plurality of frame units and the second lateral frame of a second frame unit of the plurality of frame units, the first frame unit being adjacent to the second frame unit, and the slit having a first opening width;
a connection portion which connects the first lateral frame of the first frame unit and the second lateral frame of the second frame unit, the connection portion including a portion-to-be-cut which is to be sheared by a cutter; and
recesses which are formed on both sides of the connection portion, each of the recesses having a second opening width greater than the first opening width, and the second opening width allowing the cutter to be inserted into the recesses.

US Pat. No. 10,134,415

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REMOVING VEHICLE GEOMETRY NOISE IN HANDS-FREE AUDIO

FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES,...

1. A vehicle comprising:a microphone;
an adjustable seat comprising sensors;
memory to store a plurality of cabin impulse responses (CIR);
a processor configured to:
determine, via the sensors, a first adjustment of the adjustable seat when an audio signal is received by the microphone;
select one of plurality of CIRs based on the first adjustment of the adjustable seat; and
filter the received audio signal based on the selected CIR.

US Pat. No. 10,134,410

ENCODING APPARATUS AND ENCODING METHOD

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft z...

1. A coding apparatus, comprising:a memory that stores instructions; and
a processor that, when executing the instructions stored in the memory, performs operations comprising:
encoding low-band transform coefficients in a first band among input signal transform coefficients obtained by transforming an input signal from a time domain to a frequency domain, the input signal being one of an audio signal, a speech signal, and a music signal; and
calculating, for each extension-band subband obtained by splitting an extension band, a threshold amplitude based on an analysis of statistics on extension-band transform coefficients included in the subband, the extension band being a band higher than the first band;
comparing, for each of the extension-band subbands, an amplitude of the extension-band transform coefficients with the threshold amplitude to extract a transform coefficient having an amplitude larger than the threshold amplitude as a representative transform coefficient;
updating, when a number of the extracted representative transform coefficients is less than a predetermined number, the threshold amplitude in accordance with an amount by which the number of the representative transform coefficients is less than the predetermined number; and
performing processing to again extract a transform coefficient using the updated threshold amplitude;
calculating, for each of the extension-band subbands, a value of correlation between the representative transform coefficient and a normalized encoded low-band transform coefficient;
selecting a best band having a largest value of correlation from the low-band transform coefficients; and
encoding the extension-band transform coefficients using information indicating the best band information.

US Pat. No. 10,134,358

HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A head mounted display (HMD) device, comprising:a display configured to display a content received from a mobile terminal; and
a controller configured to:
in response to an event generated on the mobile terminal, selectively display an object on the display corresponding to the event generated on the mobile terminal, based on a type of the displayed content,
wherein the controller is further configured to restrict displaying of the object while the content is being displayed when the event generated on the mobile terminal corresponds to an application related to the content displayed on the display of the HMD device.

US Pat. No. 10,134,348

WHITE POINT CORRECTION

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a display comprising a plurality of pixels, wherein each pixel comprises a plurality of subpixels; and
a controller coupled to the display, wherein the controller is configured to control a gain of each subpixel based on multiplication of a linear space pixel input for the respective subpixel with a respective product of a dynamic adjustment for the respective subpixel and a uniformity adjustment for the respective subpixel, wherein the dynamic adjustment is based at least in part on a determined temperature or a determined brightness of the respective subpixel, and the uniformity adjustment is based at least in part on a location of the respective subpixel within the display.

US Pat. No. 10,134,340

TIMING CONTROLLER, DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME, AND METHOD OF DRIVING THE SAME

LG Display Co., Ltd., Se...

1. A timing controller, comprising:an input signal processor configured to:
receive a data enable signal and a frame frequency information signal,
select one of a first frame frequency and a second frame frequency, based on the received frame frequency information signal,
generate a first internal data enable signal having a first frame frequency in response to the first frame frequency being selected based on the frame frequency information signal, and
generate a second internal data enable signal having a second frame frequency in response to the second frame frequency being selected based on the frame frequency information signal, the second frame frequency being different than the first frame frequency;
a gate control signal output unit communicatively coupled to the input signal processor, the gate control signal output unit configured to:
generate and output one of a first gate control signal based on the first internal data enable signal, and a second gate control signal based on the second internal data enable signal; and
a data control signal output unit communicatively coupled to the input signal processor and the gate control signal output unit, the data control signal output unit configured to:
generate and output one of a first data control signal based on the first internal data enable signal, and a second data control signal based on the second internal data enable signal,
wherein a pulse width of the first internal data enable signal is the same as a pulse width of the second internal data enable signal.

US Pat. No. 10,134,336

EL DISPLAY APPARATUS

JOLED INC., Tokyo (JP)

1. An electroluminescent (EL) display apparatus, comprising:a display screen including a plurality of gate signal lines which is arranged to intersect a plurality of source signal lines, and a pixel provided with an EL device corresponding to each intersection of the plurality of gate signal lines and the plurality of source signal lines;
a driving transistor provided for each pixel to supply a current to the EL device;
a first switch transistor provided for each pixel on a current path through which the current is supplied by the driving transistor to the EL device; and
a gate driver circuit connected to the plurality of gate signal lines,
wherein the gate driver circuit is configured to turn the first switch transistor on and off to simultaneously generate a plurality of band-shaped non-display regions and a plurality of band-shaped display regions on the display screen and to move the plurality of band-shaped non-display regions and the plurality of band-shaped display regions relative to the display screen, the plurality of band-shaped non-display regions being spaced apart on the display screen with one of the plurality of band-shaped display regions being between a pair of the plurality of band-shaped non-display regions, and the plurality of band-shaped display regions being spaced apart on the display screen with one of the plurality of band-shaped non-display regions being between a pair of the plurality of band-shaped display regions, and
the gate driver circuit is configured to change a ratio of an area of the plurality of band-shaped non-display regions on the display screen to an area of the plurality of band-shaped display regions on the display screen depending on at least one of a brightness adjustment, a type of image data, or whether a display image is a motion image or a still image.

US Pat. No. 10,134,186

PREDICTING HEAD MOVEMENT FOR RENDERING VIRTUAL OBJECTS IN AUGMENTED OR VIRTUAL REALITY SYSTEMS

MAGIC LEAP, INC., Planta...

1. A user display device, comprising:a housing frame mountable on a head of a user;
a lens mountable on the housing frame;
a projection subsystem coupled to the housing frame to determine a location of appearance of a display object in a field of view of the user based at least in part on a prediction of a predicted head movement of the user, and to project the display object to the user based on the determined location of appearance of the display object, wherein the location of appearance of the display object is moved in response to the predicted head movement exceeding a nominal head movement value and the projection subsystem partially compensating for a perceived pixel spreading in response to the predicted head movement by decreasing both a size and an intensity of a first set of pixels in an image frame associated with the display object based at least on respective size and intensity of another set of pixels in the image, wherein the nominal head movement value corresponds to a nominal speed or a nominal acceleration; and
a first pair of cameras mountable on the housing frame to capture a field of view image as seen by eyes of the user, wherein the field of view image contains at least one physical object, wherein the captured field of view image is used to gather information regarding movements of the head of the user, wherein the information regarding movements of the head of the user only consists of a center of attention of the user, an orientation of the head of the user, a direction of the head of the user, a speed of movement of the head of the user, an acceleration of the head of the user and a distance of the head of the user in relation to a local environment of the user.

US Pat. No. 10,134,162

PROCESSING COMBINING-CHARACTER SEQUENCES

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising:accessing a social graph of a first user, the social graph being maintained by an online social-networking system, the social graph comprising a plurality of nodes and a plurality of edges connecting the nodes, wherein:
a first node of the plurality of nodes corresponds to the first user,
a plurality of second nodes corresponds to a plurality of second users, wherein each of the plurality of second nodes is connected by an edge of the plurality of edges to the first node; and
each edge of the plurality of edges corresponds to a relationship between two nodes of the plurality of nodes;
determining a mapping code associated with a combining-character sequence comprising at least one base character element and at least one combining mark;
determining that a threshold number of the plurality of second users have posted text comprising the combining-character sequence to the online social-networking system;
generating a glyph corresponding to the combining-character sequence, wherein the glyph is stored in association with the new mapping code; and
sending the glyph to a client system associated with the first user.

US Pat. No. 10,134,155

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REAL-TIME IMAGING

Elekta Limited, Montreal...

1. A system for generating three-dimensional images of a target region of a patient, the system comprising:at least one computer system configured to:
receive a non-parallel projection image of the target region of the patient generated using a projection beam having a plurality of rays;
convert the non-parallel projection image into a non-spatial domain, the non-parallel projection image, generated using the projection beam having the plurality of rays, being converted into the non-spatial domain based on vectors, perpendicular to respective ones of the rays, the vectors formed between an isocenter of the projection beam and respective points along respective ones of the rays that are closest in proximity to the isocenter than other points along the respective ones of the rays;
reconstruct a three-dimensional image from at least the non-parallel projection image in the non-spatial domain; and
convert the reconstructed three-dimensional image from the non-spatial domain to the spatial domain.

US Pat. No. 10,134,150

DISPLAYING GRAPHICS IN MULTI-VIEW SCENES

Monotype Imaging Inc., W...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:identifying, by a processor, a focal plane associated with a predefined three-dimensional scene from a set of two or more different two-dimensional representations of the predefined three dimensional scene, each respective representation in the set of the two or more different two-dimensional representations having a different perspective of view of the predefined three-dimensional scene, wherein the focal plane is identified by high spatial frequency components of a portion of an object represented in each of the different two or more two-dimensional representations;
determining, by the processor, a depth of the focal plane for positioning a graphical element in the predefined three-dimensional scene based on the portion of the object used to identify the focal plane, identified by high spatial frequency components, and being represented in the set of two or more different two-dimensional representations,
wherein determining the depth of the focal plane for positioning the graphical element comprises:
determining parallax between corresponding high spatial frequency components of the portion of the object used to identify the focal plane and present in each representation in the set of two or more different two-dimensional representations,
determining depth information using the parallax of the set of two or more representations in which each representation has a different perspective of view of the predefined three-dimensional scene,
identifying other objects in the predefined three-dimensional scene, and
superimposing the graphical element in the focal plane of the scene based on the determined depth information of the portion of the object used to identify the focal plane to preserve depth perception, wherein superimposing includes determining a position for each of two or more perspective views of the graphical element in a corresponding two-dimensional representation of the predefined three-dimensional scene such that the graphical element is placed in the focal plane and is absent occlusion by the portion of the object and the other objects in the predefined three-dimensional scene; and
producing a modified set of two or more two-dimensional representations of the predefined three-dimensional scene, wherein each two-dimensional representation in the modified set includes a perspective view of the superimposed graphical element absent occlusion from the objects included in the three-dimensional scene, and the individual two-dimensional representations in the modified set are configured such that the graphical element appears in the focal plane.

US Pat. No. 10,134,137

REDUCING STORAGE USING COMMONALITIES

Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. L...

1. An apparatus comprising:a processor;
a memory that stores code executable by the processor to:
determine one or more features that are common between each image of a plurality of images;
generate one or more background images based on the one or more common features, the one or more background images used to recreate each of the plurality of images;
modify the one or more common features in each of the plurality of images prior to saving each image so that each of the plurality of images requires less storage space to store, each of the plurality of images comprising a foreground image;
receive a new image;
determine one or more features of the new image;
select one or more existing background images that correspond to one or more of the features of the new image;
modify the one or more features of the new image that correspond to the one or more selected existing background images prior to saving the new image so that the image requires less storage space to store; and
associate the selected one or more existing background images with the new image.

US Pat. No. 10,134,134

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CREATING DEPTH SIGNATURES

QATAR FOUNDATION, Doha (...

1. A method of creating a signature from plural images for providing watermark information related to the images, the method comprising:analysing a pair of images from the plural images, each image of the pair of images containing a plurality of elements, the plurality of elements including at least one of a visual descriptor, a shape descriptor, a location descriptor, and a motion descriptor;
identifying a first element in one image of the pair of images;
identifying plural elements in the other image of the pair of images;
dividing each image into a plurality of blocks, the plural elements comprising elements in at least one of the plurality of blocks;
determining a first target block for the first element in the one image of the pair of images;
matching the first element in the one image of the pair of images with a second element from the plural elements in the other image of the pair of images, the matched second element having the smallest measured distance between the first element and the second element within a second target block of the other image of the pair of images;
measuring a disparity parameter (Disparityi) between the first element and the matched second element using equation
xi and yi being the position of the first element in the one image of the pair of images, xj and yj being the position of the matched second element in the other image of the pair of images, W being the width of the one image of the pair of images, H being the height of the one image of the pair of images;computing a signature by averaging the measured disparity parameter between the first element and the matched second element and a second measured disparity parameter, the second measured disparity parameter being measured between another element in the one image of the pair of images with another element from the plural elements in the other image of the pair of images, the computing of the signature being performed without reference to any depth signal or depth information, the signature being a vector comprising the average measured disparity parameter for each of the plurality of blocks and being a unique identifier for the pair of images; and
utilizing the signature to identify the pair of images without altering the pair of images with the signature, the signature being compared to a known signature in the identifying the pair of images.

US Pat. No. 10,134,094

DISPLAY OF TAX REPORTS BASED ON PAYROLL DATA AND TAX PROFILE

ADP, LLC, Roseland, NJ (...

1. A method for remotely modifying a display device of a remote client computer, the method comprising:receiving a login request at a server computer over the Internet from the remote client computer;
responsive to the remote client computer successfully logging in, the server computer transmitting first instructions to the remote client computer to modify a display device of the remote client computer to present, on a first area of the display device, a plurality of different taxable entities to which the remote client computer has information access, and further to modify the display device of the remote client computer to present, on a second area of the display device, a plurality of different report types;
receiving input at the server computer over the Internet from the remote client computer, the input comprising a first selection on the first area of the display device of a first subset of the plurality of different taxable entities, and the input further comprising a second selection on the second area of the display device of a second subset of the plurality of different report types;
determining, by the server computer, a plurality of different specific forms which relate only to the first subset and are also only within the second subset; and
transmitting, by the server computer over the Internet to the remote client computer, second instructions to the remote client computer to modify the second area of the display device to display only the plurality of different specific forms.

US Pat. No. 10,134,092

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ASSESSING DAMAGE TO INSURED PROPERTIES IN A NEIGHBORHOOD

STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOB...

1. A method for assessing damage to insured properties in a neighborhood, the method executed by one or more processors programmed to perform the method, the method comprising:identifying, by the one or more processors, a neighborhood including a concentration of insured properties which is above a predetermined threshold concentration level, wherein the neighborhood has been affected by a natural or a man-made disaster;
capturing, by an aerial image capturing device having one or more stabilization sensors which control aerial movement of the aerial image capturing device, an image sensor, and a physical storage space for transporting resources, a plurality of aerial images which display the neighborhood including the insured properties;
receiving, at the one or more processors, the plurality of aerial images from the aerial image capturing device; and
for each of the insured properties in the identified neighborhood:
determining, by the one or more processors, one or more aerial images of the plurality of aerial images which display at least a portion of a same insured property of the insured properties;
for each of one or more components of the insured property:
determining, by the one or more processors, a condition of the component of the insured property based on the respective one or more aerial images corresponding to the insured property;
assessing, by the one or more processors, a damage severity level of the component of the insured property for determining a claim assessment based on the determined condition of the component of the insured property;
assigning, by the one or more processors, a damage severity level indicator to the component of the insured property based on the damage severity level; and
deploying, by the one or more processors via the aerial image capturing device, one or more resources to the insured property based on the damage severity level; and
causing, by the one or more processors, the insured property to be displayed on a user interface and the one or more damage severity level indicators to be displayed overlaying the one or more corresponding components of the insured property on the user interface.

US Pat. No. 10,134,067

AUTOCOMPLETE OF SEARCHES FOR DATA STORED IN MULTI-TENANT ARCHITECTURE

Ariba, Inc., Sunnyvale, ...

1. A method comprising:receiving identifications of user actions from a first user device, the user actions being actions performed via a graphical user interface to identify data from a multi-tenant database to view;
receiving a portion of a first search query from a first user device corresponding to a first tenant in a multi-tenant architecture;
obtaining a list of permissions for the first user device;
extracting a plurality of autocomplete suggestions from a plurality of fields from a multi-tenant database based on the portion of the first search query, the fields obtained from data stored by multiple different tenants in the multi-tenant database, the plurality of fields from which the autocomplete suggestions are extracted being limited to fields for which the first user device has permission to view;
transmitting one or more of the plurality of autocomplete suggestions to the first user device for display in the graphical user interface and allowing for user selection of one or more of the autocomplete suggestions via the graphical user interface to complete the first search query; and
upon receipt of the completed first search query, retrieving data from the multi-tenant database in response to the first search query and transmitting the retrieved data to the first user device.

US Pat. No. 10,134,050

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR FACILITATING THE PRODUCTION OF ANSWER CONTENT FROM A MOBILE DEVICE FOR A QUESTION AND ANSWER BASED CUSTOMER SUPPORT SYSTEM

Intuit Inc., Mountain Vi...

1. A method for facilitating use of mobile devices to respond to questions submitted to a question and answer customer support system, to improve a rate of response to the questions by customer support personnel, the method comprising:training, using a computing system, predictive models using historical question and answer data, the training resulting in at least one predictive model configured to estimate, based on a received question, an expected answer length, determine whether an answer to the question is likely to include a web link, and determine whether a question answerer is more likely than not to have to perform research in order to answer the question;
receiving, with a computing system having a processor and a memory, a first question from a user having a first type;
determining that the received question is a first type of question and forming and sending a response to the user with recommendations for the user to reform the question into a different type;
receiving a reformed first question from the user, the reformed question being the first question transformed into a second type of question;
analyzing, using the one or more predictive models, the reformed first question with a question and answer customer support system of the computing system by
determining one or more attributes of the reformed first question and determining that the reformed first question is a mobile device answerable question, because one or more of the determined one or more attributes of the reformed first question satisfy one or more mobile device question criteria;
prioritizing, using the computing system, the answering of the reformed first question over the answering of questions that are not mobile device answerable questions;
configuring multiple user interface elements, at least partially based on the one or more attributes of the reformed first question by at least prepopulating the user interface elements to include at least one proposed answer to the reformed first question; and
providing the user interface elements with the question and answer customer support system for display in a user interface on the mobile device of a first question answerer.

US Pat. No. 10,134,030

CUSTOMER TOKEN PREFERENCES INTERFACE

Bank of America Corporati...

1. An apparatus for token management, the apparatus comprising:a memory;
a graphical user interface;
a processor; and
a module stored in the memory, executable by the processor, and configured to:
initiate presentation of a digital wallet management interface, comprising:
initiating presentation of a digital wallet;
initiating presentation of an original multi-use token on the graphical user interface, wherein initiating the presentation of the original multi-use token further comprises presenting at least one indication of association between the original multi-use token and the digital wallet;
initiating presentation of a travel toggle switch comprising a first position and a second position and associated with the original multi-use token and configured for graphical manipulation by a user between the first position and the second position,
wherein the first position corresponds to the user not traveling and the original multi-use token being available for use as a payment credential; and
wherein the second position corresponds to the user traveling and the original multi-use token being unavailable for use as a payment credential;
determine that the user is not traveling;
in response to determining that the user is not traveling, automatically deactivate the travel toggle switch so the user cannot manipulate the travel toggle switch;
determine that the uses is traveling;
in response to determining that the user is traveling, automatically activate the travel toggle switch so the user can manipulate the travel toggle switch between the first position and the second position;
determine that the user has moved the travel toggle switch from the first position to the second position;
in response to determining that the user has moved the travel toggle switch from the first position to the second position, deactivate the original multi-use token and issue a new multi-use token to the digital wallet; and
when the travel toggle switch is moved from the second position to the first position, deactivate the new multi-use token and issue a second new multi-use token to the digital wallet.

US Pat. No. 10,134,019

TRANSACTION DECISIONING BY AN AUTOMATED DEVICE

Bank of America Corporati...

1. A system, comprising:an automated teller machine (ATM) of a first financial institution, the ATM having at least a first processor and a first communication interface communicatively coupled to the at least a first processor, the ATM being configured to:
receive a request to cash a physical check received by the ATM;
capture check image data from a face of the check; and
transmit, via the first communication interface, to a return deposit item computing platform, the check image data; and
a return deposit item computing platform of the first financial institution, the return deposit item computing platform being connected to the ATM via a network of the first financial institution and including at least a second processor, a second communication interface communicatively coupled to the at least a second processor, and memory storing computer-readable instructions that, when executed by the at least a second processor, cause the return deposit item computing platform to:
receive, via the second communication interface and from the ATM, the check image data;
extract data first check data from the check image data using optical character recognition;
identify, based on the check image data and by reading a magnetic ink character recognition line in the check image data, an account on which the check is drawn;
retrieve historical transaction data associated with the account, the historical transaction data including occurrences of returned deposit items;
determine, in real-time, a number of occurrences of returned deposit items associated with the account within a predefined time period;
determine, in real-time, whether the number of occurrences of returned deposit items is at or above a predetermined threshold;
responsive to determining that the number of occurrences is at or above the predetermined threshold, deny the request to cash the check; and
responsive to determining that the number of occurrences is below the predetermined threshold, transmit, to the ATM, instructions to cash the check.

US Pat. No. 10,134,017

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PERFORMING A FINANCIAL TRANSACTION USING A USER INTERFACE

Capital One Services, LLC...

1. A system comprising:a receiver that receives identifying information from a device associated with a user, the identifying information associated with a single master account number, the single master account number comprising a predetermined sequence of letters, numbers, or characters;
a first processor that determines based on the identifying information associated with the single master account number a plurality of accounts to which the user has access, the plurality of accounts comprising a first account and a second account;
a user interface processor that provides data to generate a user-customized dynamic display on the device associated with the user, wherein the data is associated with a previous user interaction with the user-customized dynamic display, which generates an indicator associated with a financial transaction, wherein the user-customized dynamic display is generated based on the previous user interaction data and automatically updates based on changes in user information and user interactions, and wherein the user-customized dynamic display comprises a list of the plurality of accounts and is configured to selectively display at least one of the first and second accounts based on frequency of the user interactions;
a communication module that:
receives information reflecting that the user requested a financial transaction between the first account and the second account, including transferring funds between the first and second accounts, by dragging and dropping the indicator from the first account to the second account located within the user-customized dynamic display, and
receives terms for the financial transaction between the first account and the second account; and
a second processor that initiates performance of the financial transaction with respect to the first account and the second account according to the received terms, wherein the communications module generates a recommendation of one or more alternative transactions to the user if the financial transaction cannot be performed according to the received terms, wherein the one or more alternative transactions are based at least in part on the financial transaction, wherein the communication module transmits the recommendation to the user interface processor which generates a notification of the recommendation via the user-customized dynamic display, and wherein the financial transaction is stored as previous user interaction data in the user interface processor when the transaction can be performed according to the received terms and the alternative financial transaction is stored as previous user interaction data when the transaction cannot be performed according to the received terms; and
a third processor configured to establish a connection with the second processor when the financial transaction cannot be performed according to the received terms, and the third processor further configured to:
receive, from the second processor, data associated with the financial transaction;
initiate, based on the received data associated with the financial transaction, performance of the financial transaction with respect to the first account and the second account according to the received terms; and
transmit a response to the second processor, the response indicating whether the financial transaction was completed,
wherein the user interface processor is configured to generate another notification indicating reasons why the financial transaction cannot be performed by the second or third processor according to the received terms via the user-customized dynamic display.

US Pat. No. 10,133,997

OBJECT LIFECYCLE ANALYSIS TOOL

International Business Ma...

1. A computer implemented method for identifying concurrency bottlenecks occurring while processing lifecycle transactions from an initiation state to a completion state by visualizing said lifecycles transactions when processed concurrently in a system, the method comprising:generating, by a computer, for each of the lifecycle transactions, a plurality of transaction objects that include an identifiable run tag that distinguishes a set of test run data from other transaction data being normally processed;
receiving, by the computer, the set of test run data comprising the plurality of transaction objects, each of the transaction objects having a specified identifier indicating that each of the transaction objects is associated with the set of test run data and each of the respective transaction objects defined by a set of operations that together perform a task relating to each of the lifecycle transactions;
sending, by the computer, the set of test run data to an application of the computer;
processing by the application the set of test run data;
storing by the application in timeline tables of a transaction database, transition state information for each of the respective transaction objects, processed in each second for a duration of time by subtype and status of each of the lifecycle transactions corresponding to each of the transaction objects having been processed, wherein the transition state information corresponding to each of the transaction objects results from the application performing one or more of the operations in the set of operations associated with each of the transaction objects;
generating, by the computer, a database query that uses, at least in part, the specified identifier to retrieve the transition state information corresponding to all of the transaction objects associated with the first set of test run data;
executing, by the computer, the database query against the transaction database to retrieve the transition state information corresponding to all of the transaction objects associated with the set of test run data from the transaction database;
as each of the lifecycle transactions in the set of test run data is processed, storing, by the computer, the transition state information in the transaction database including beginning and ending times of each transition state, a duration of each transition state, a transaction count, and transactions per second;
organizing, by the computer, the transition state associated with each of the transaction objects into a chronological order;
reorganizing, by the computer, the transition state information obtained from the transaction database chronologically and storing the reorganized transition state in the timeline tables;
accumulating, by the computer, active transition states that had been processed in each second for the duration of time by the subtype and the status of each of the lifecycle transactions;
storing, by the computer, results of the accumulated active transition states in a timeline table of the timeline tables corresponding to each transaction object;
mappings, by the computer, transaction types to the transaction objects as representations of a graph;
retrieving, by the computer, the mappings and transition state information from a history of each of the lifecycle transactions;
retrieving, by the computer, a total duration of each lifecycle transaction, a subtype of each lifecycle transaction, and the transition state information of each lifecycle transaction;
obtaining, by the computer, the beginning time and the ending time for each transition state in each lifecycle transaction;
retrieving, by the computer from the transaction database, a total transaction count, a number of transactions per second, and a total duration of the set of test run data;
initializing, by the computer, after gathering the set of test run data, a transaction object creation timeline table, a transaction object timeline table, and a transaction state timeline table of the timeline tables;
populating, by the computer, the timeline tables with the set of test run data gathered from the transaction database based on the beginning time and the ending time to identify the transaction objects being processed for each of a second of the test run data and storing results of the processed transaction objects in the object creation timeline table;
identifying, by the computer, the transaction objects being processed for each second of the test run data and storing the results in the transaction object timeline table;
processing, by the computer, the transaction states being processed for each second of the test run data and storing results of the processed transaction states in the transaction state timeline table;
generating, by the computer, after processing the transaction states, the graph of the transition state information for each transaction object in a logarithmic scale based on the reorganized transition state information and the timeline tables; and
outputting, by the computer, the graph into a spreadsheet to identify the concurrency bottlenecks occurring while processing the lifecycle transactions from the initiation state to the completion state.

US Pat. No. 10,133,992

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING MANUFACTURED PRE-PREPARED MEALS

MGS MODULAR GALLEY SYSTEM...

1. A method for monitoring assembled pre-prepared meals which are arranged on a shelf such that the shelf supports both a meal to be heated and a meal or beverage not to be heated on said shelf, said method comprising the steps of:(a) automatically storing meal-specific data on a data carrier which is coupled to the shelf;
(b) automatically reading out said data from said data carrier at at least one reading station; and
(c) heating the meal to be heated by controlling a device for heating the meal to be heated using said data stored on said data carrier and read out in a contactless manner, wherein said data carrier is configured for storage of data and for reading out of data at the at least one reading station, as well as the writing of data to the data carrier when the shelf is in a transport mode, said data comprising data on heating conditions and the respective position of the meal to be heated and of the meal or beverage not to be heated that are supported on the shelf, said heating device being controlled such that said heating device carries out heating only locally in a selective manner at a location of said shelf at which the meal to be heated is located and does not carry out heating at a location of said shelf at which the meal not to be heated or the beverage not to be heated is located, said meal specific data including data indicative of expiry of a maximum shelf life, said device further being controlled based on said meal specific data such that no heating of a meal can take place in said device after the expiry of the shelf life of the meal, and
wherein said method for monitoring further includes:
(i) automatically recording data at the reading station or at a central data processing unit on when the meal has been heated, such to update information by the reading station or at the central data processing unit as to which meals have already been heated, and
(ii) preventing any reheating of a previously heated meal, with updated status, while supported on the shelf.

US Pat. No. 10,133,978

DEVICE HAVING RFID TAG AND FLUIDICS ELEMENT

Minicare B.V., Eindhoven...

1. A method of testing a fluid sample held by a device comprising: a fluidic element; and an RFID tag, the RFID tag comprising an antenna, the antenna having a shape configured to enclose at least a portion of a space, wherein at least a part of the fluidic element is located in the space, the method comprising:coupling the device to a reader,
testing the fluid sample held in the device,
reading calibration information of test materials used for the testing of the fluid sample by the device and data of the fluid sample from the RFID tag via the antenna;
adjusting the calibration information based upon a length of time between assembly of the device and use of the device; and
adjusting read data of the fluid sample in accordance with the adjusted calibration information.

US Pat. No. 10,133,973

TWO DIMENSIONAL BARCODE

SCANTRUST SA, Lausanne (...

1. Two dimensional barcode for placement on a portion of a neck of a bottle, comprising a top edge, a bottom edge, a left edge a right edge, and code elements arranged along horizontal lines extending between the left edge and the right edge, wherein the horizontal lines of code elements and the top and bottom edges are curved such that the top edge has a convex shape and the bottom edge a concave shape.

US Pat. No. 10,133,917

LIFELOG RECORDING SYSTEM

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A lifelog recording system that records, as a piece of lifelog data, life information of a user, the system comprising:a lifelog data obtaining sensor, which is configured to obtain the piece of lifelog data from an action of the user;
a biometric sensor configured to obtain a biometric signal;
an Electronic Control Unit (ECU) configured to estimate an emotion level, which is a quantified emotion state of the user, based on a result of monitoring the action by the user and the biometric signal;
a memory device, which is configured to store the piece of lifelog data,
wherein the ECU is further configured to:
compute probabilities of the piece of lifelog data corresponding to each of a plurality of types of emotions, based on a feature quantity of the result of monitoring and the biometric signal,
add up the probabilities of each emotion to compute an evaluation value for each emotion used in determining the user's emotion level,
estimate an emotion with a highest evaluation value as the user's emotion,
generate a piece of data-to-be-recorded by associating the emotion level of the user with the piece of lifelog data,
determine whether the piece of data-to-be-recorded should be stored in the memory device based on the associated emotion level, and
store the piece of data-to-be-recorded in the memory device if the piece of data-to-be-recorded has an emotion level in a predefined recording range.

US Pat. No. 10,133,893

FRACTAL PLASMONIC SURFACE READER ANTENNAS

Fractal Antenna Systems, ...

1. A fractal plasmonic surface radio frequency identification system, the system comprising:a plurality of close packed fractal cells disposed on a supporting surface disposed on one face of a plurality of faces of a frame, wherein a sub-plurality of fractal cells are disposed along edges of the one face, wherein each fractal cell includes a fractal shape defining an electrical resonator, wherein the plurality of fractal cells are positioned sufficiently close to one another to support plasmonic transfer of energy between the fractal cells, and wherein the plurality of close packed cells are not galvanically connected to one another; and
at least one RFID tag configured for application to an animal;
wherein the resonator system is operative as a reader antenna for the RFID system to both receive RF energy from and transmit RF energy to the at least one RFID tag on the animal and wherein for transferring RF energy during operation, galvanic attachment to the RFID reader is only at the edge at the fractal cells of the sub-plurality of fractal cells;
wherein the RF energy received by the RFID tag charges the tag, and wherein the RFID tag stores the energy from the charge.

US Pat. No. 10,133,884

ELECTRONIC AND PAPER COMBINED DATA SUBMISSION, PRINTING, AND RETRIEVAL METHOD AND ITS SYSTEM

Fujian Foxit Software Dev...

1. An electronic and paper combined data submission, printing, and retrieval method, comprising:P1: completing an application on a screen in a client terminal when a user enters data;
P2: sending the user-entered data in a client terminal to a remote storage server;
P3: printing the completed application with a unique identification code;
P4: scanning said identification code to retrieve the user-entered data stored in the remote storage server when the printed application is received by a data collection party;
wherein the steps of sending the user-entered data in a client terminal to a remote storage server of P2 includes:
generating a unique random encryption code to encrypt the user-entered data in the client terminal before the data is sent to the remote storage server; and
replying with a unique storage code to the client terminal by said remote storage server, once the remote storage server stores the received data;
wherein, in the step of sending the user-entered data in a client terminal to a remote storage server of P3:
said identification code is generated by the combination of said encryption code and said storage code.

US Pat. No. 10,133,874

PERFORMING SNAPSHOT REPLICATION ON A STORAGE SYSTEM NOT CONFIGURED TO SUPPORT SNAPSHOT REPLICATION

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A method comprising:receiving at a virtual data protection appliance (vDPA) of a host system, from a splitter at a production host system, an I/O to be written from a virtual machine to a production virtual machine disk residing in a datastore;
sending, via the vDPA, an acknowledgement to the splitter that the I/O is received;
writing data from the I/O to a first differential virtual machine disk at the datastore;
upon generation of a snapshot of the production virtual machine disk:
allocating, via the vDPA, a second differential virtual machine disk at the datastore;
redirecting, via the vDPA, new I/Os from the virtual machine, arriving at the splitter, to the second differential virtual machine disk; and
applying, via the vDPA, changes from first differential virtual machine disk to a copy of data on a backup storage;
wherein the vDPA generates the first and second differential machine disks.

US Pat. No. 10,133,863

ZERO-DAY DISCOVERY SYSTEM

FireEye, Inc., Milpitas,...

1. A method for determining a zero-day attack by an electronic device, comprising:determining a plurality of fortified software profiles for use in instantiating a plurality of virtual machines based on information associated with an exploit;
instantiating, by the electronic device, a first virtual machine of the plurality of virtual machines based on a first fortified software profile of the plurality of fortified software profiles and a second virtual machine of the plurality of virtual machines based on a second fortified software profile of the plurality of fortified software profiles that is different from the first fortified software profile, the first fortified software profile includes an operating system and an application and the second fortified software profile includes an update of the operating system or an update of the application;
processing content associated with the exploit on both the first virtual machine and the second virtual machine, the processing of the content being performed concurrently in which one or more of operations performed by the first virtual machine at least partially overlaps in time one or more operations performed by the second virtual machine;
determining, by the electronic device, undesired behaviors during the processing of the content associated with the exploit on both the first virtual machine and the second virtual machine;
weighting, by the electronic device, each of the undesired behaviors, determined during the processing of the content associated with the exploit, to obtain a weighted value; and
determining, by the electronic device, that the exploit is associated with the zero-day attack responsive to the weighted value exceeds a threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,133,753

DATA PROCESSING METHOD AND DATA PROCESSING APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image processing method of determining a class to which each of a plurality of pixels in an input image belongs, the method comprising:selecting a plurality of pixels from the input image as a plurality of representative data items of the input image;
setting a search range for each pixel in the input image based on a position of that pixel;
calculating a distance between each pixel in the input image and each of the plurality of representative data items in the search range set for that pixel, using a L1 distance and a L? distance, respectively;
selecting a result of calculating the distance for each pixel in the input image from a result using the L1 distance and a result using the L? distance based on localization of magnitudes of differences in components of color vectors between input data; and
allocating each pixel in the input image to a class to which a representative data item, from which a shortest distance has been obtained out of results selected in the selecting of the result of calculating, belongs.

US Pat. No. 10,133,732

INTERACTIVE LOCATION SENSITIVE NETWORK RESPONSE

International Business Ma...

1. An automated method for generating an answer to an input question comprising a location specific (L) word or phrase using natural language processing (NLP), said method comprising:generating and maintaining, by a processor of a hardware device, an online L-word dictionary, wherein said generating and maintaining comprises:
determining a relationship between a plurality of L-words and a plurality of corresponding values, wherein said plurality of corresponding values include a plurality of related lookup phrases and a plurality of concept terms;
mapping said plurality of L-words to said plurality of corresponding values based on said determined relationship; and
storing said mapped plurality of L-words to said plurality of corresponding values in said online L-word Dictionary comprised by a specialized remotely located database computer;
retrieving, by said processor via circuitry of a mobile device of a user, location specific attributes associated with a current location of said mobile device and said user;
retrieving, by said processor, location specific settings and location specific preferences associated with said user;
receiving, by said processor, said input question, wherein said input question is entered by said user via a graphical user interface associated with said mobile device;
executing, by said processor, an NLP analysis with respect to said input question to extract a required value phrase;
generating, by said processor, at least one mathematical equation based on the extracted required value phrase, wherein said generating said at least one mathematical equation comprises:
identifying said location specific word or phrase comprised by said received input question, wherein a value associated with said identified location specific word or phrase varies according to a particular geographical point, and wherein said identifying comprises communicating online with said specialized remotely located database computer to access said online L-word Dictionary; and
resolving said identified location specific word or phrase comprised by said received input question, wherein said resolving comprises said communicating online with said specialized remotely located database computer to access said online L-Word Dictionary and recursively mapping a plurality of variables associated with said location specific word or phrase to at least one formula contained in said L-Word Dictionary; forming, by said processor, at least one interim question based on said extracted required value phrase;
solving, by said processor executing specialized circuitry, said at least one formed mathematical equation and the at least one formed interim question, wherein said solving comprises prompting said user via said graphical user interface for a plurality of digital input to resolve an ambiguity associated with said at least one formed mathematical equation and said at least one formed interim question;
determining, by said processor, said answer to said input question in natural language based on said solved at least one interim question or said solved at least one mathematical equation, wherein said determining said answer comprises said hardware device simultaneously interacting with a specialized on-line question-answer system to simultaneously search: an internet, a plurality of online data repositories, a plurality of online databases, and a plurality of online corpuses according to said value associated with said identified location specific word or phrase associated with said particular geographical point; and
narrating, by said processor, said answer to said input question in natural language based on said solved at least one interim question or said solved at least one mathematical equation, wherein said narrated answer comprises an automated interactive response from said hardware device in real time.

US Pat. No. 10,133,727

ONTOLOGICALLY DRIVEN PROCEDURE CODING

A-Life Medical, LLC, San...

1. A computer implemented method of processing clinical documentation for a multi-axial coding scheme, the method comprising:inputting clinical documentation from memory operatively coupled with a computer system, the clinical documentation comprising narrative text;
executing a natural language processor on the computer system, the natural language processor configured to:
segment the narrative text based on boundaries defined in the clinical documentation;
sequence words in the narrative text, based on the segmented text;
map the sequenced words to semantic objects in an ontology, the ontology defining classes of the semantic objects corresponding to axes of the multi-axial coding scheme and concepts of a conceptual data resource, wherein the classes of semantic objects define a hierarchical structure in the ontology, the hierarchical structure defining conditions on and relationships between the semantic objects;
convert the semantic objects into characters;
output, to a user interface, the characters into slots in a procedural or a diagnostic medical code, wherein the characters are positioned in the slots based on the multi-axial coding scheme and wherein in the multi-axial coding system each position of a character within the procedural or diagnostic medical code corresponds to a semi-independent axis of classification of a procedure or diagnosis;
output, to the user interface, trace data that includes linking information to map characters in a selected slot in the procedural or the diagnostic medical code to particular locations in the narrative text of the clinical documentation from which the characters in the selected slot in the medical code are derived; and
infer at least one of the characters in at least one of the slots in the procedural or the diagnostic medical code, wherein the inferred character is associated with a particular semantic object that is not mapped to sequenced words in the segmented text, the particular sematic object being inferred from one or more other semantic objects that are mapped to sequenced words in the segmented text.

US Pat. No. 10,133,722

UPDATING PAGE TEMPLATES PRESENTING CONTENT FROM A DIGITAL MAGAZINE IN A NATIVE APPLICATION

Flipboard, Inc., Palo Al...

1. A method comprising:generating, by native code of an application executing on a client device, a first user interface based on a first dynamic template, the first dynamic template specifying a first set of text formatting information, the first user interface including one or more text elements formatted according to the first set of text formatting information;
determining a number of times the first dynamic template has been used by the application;
communicating, from the application to a digital magazine server providing content for presentation by the application, a status of the first dynamic template in response to the number of times the first dynamic template has been used by the application equaling or exceeding a threshold number of times;
receiving a second dynamic template from the digital magazine server, the second dynamic page template specifying a second set of text formatting information different from the first set of text formatting information and the second dynamic page template associated with a time later than a time included in the status of the first dynamic template;
generating, by the native code of the application, a second user interface based on the second dynamic page template, the second user interface including the one or more text elements formatted according to the second set of text formatting information; and
presenting the second user interface using a display device of the client device.

US Pat. No. 10,133,671

PROXY CACHE CONDITIONAL ALLOCATION

ARTERIS, Inc., Campbell,...

13. A method of generating a plurality of first coherent transactions based on a first non-coherent transaction using a bridge in communication with a non-coherent transport interconnect (NCTI) and a coherent-capable transport interconnect (CCTI), the method comprising:receiving the first non-coherent transaction from the NCTI;
dividing the first non-coherent transaction received from the NCTI;
generating a first plurality of coherent transactions using the divided first non-coherent transaction,
classifying each coherent transaction of the first plurality of coherent transactions based on an allocation policy,
managing a copy of data that results from each coherent transaction of the first plurality of coherent transactions; and
caching a result of a last coherent transaction that represents the boundary between the first non-coherent transaction and a second non-coherent transaction.

US Pat. No. 10,133,644

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INDIRECTLY ASSESSING A STATUS OF AN ACTIVE ENTITY

1. A method of providing redundancy comprising:a backup entity determining that a communication connection failed between the backup entity and an active entity that communicates with the backup entity such that messages are not exchangeable between the backup entity and the active entity via the communication connection between the backup entity and active entity;
the backup entity taking over control of at least one resource from the active entity for a first period of time to oversee or manage the at least one resource in response to the determining that the communication connection failed between the backup entity and the active entity;
the backup entity dropping control of the at least one resource after the first period of time elapses; and
upon the backup entity determining that the active entity has not reinitiated control of the at least one resource within a second period of time after the backup entity dropped control of the at least one resource, the backup entity determining that the active entity experienced a failure and taking over control of the at least one resource to oversee or manage the at least one resource.

US Pat. No. 10,133,643

RESYNCHRONIZING TO A FIRST STORAGE SYSTEM AFTER A FAILOVER TO A SECOND STORAGE SYSTEM MIRRORING THE FIRST STORAGE SYSTEM

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A computer program product for performing a failover between a first storage system and a second storage system, wherein the computer program product comprises a computer readable storage medium having program instructions embodied therewith, the program instructions executable by a processor to cause operations, the operations comprising:synchronizing data between the first storage system and the second storage system;
performing a failover from the first storage system to the second storage system in response to a failover event at the first storage system while synchronizing the data, wherein Input/Output (I/O) requests to the first storage system are redirected to the second storage system as part of the failover;
determining that a first storage unit of the first storage system is inoperable in response to the failover event;
determining that a second storage unit of the first storage system is operable in response to the failover event, wherein the second storage system includes a first storage unit and a second storage unit;
in response to determining that the second storage unit in the first storage system is operable, initiating a first resynchronization to copy updates from the second storage unit of the second storage system to the second storage unit of the first storage system, while I/O requests are being redirected to the second storage system;
issuing a health query, after a predetermined time period after performing the failover, to the first storage system to determine whether the first storage system is fully operable, wherein both the first and second storage units of the first storage system are operable when the first storage system is fully operable; and
initiating a second resynchronization to resynchronize updates from the first storage unit of the second storage system to the first storage unit of the first storage system in response to determining that a response to the health query indicates the first storage system is fully operable.

US Pat. No. 10,133,636

DATA STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL MEDIATION SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR USING SAME

FORMULUS BLACK CORPORATIO...

1. A specialized computing system for storing electronic data on a random access memory, the system comprising:a processor configured to execute instructions that cause the processor to:
receive a set of parameters, wherein the parameters comprise file system information, bootability information and partition information;
receive metadata;
receive one or more files, wherein each file has a file name and comprises a plurality of bits;
store the parameters and metadata on a mediator;
encode each of the one or more files for storage in a random access memory, wherein, for each of the one or more files, encoding comprises:
dividing the plurality of bits of the file into a plurality of subunits of N bits,
using a bit marker table, assigning each subunit a bit marker to form a plurality of bit markers corresponding to an encoded file,
wherein identical subunits are assigned the same bit marker, and
wherein the bit marker table comprises a set of X markers, wherein X equals the number of different combinations of N bits within a subunit,
store, for each of the encoded files, the plurality of bit markers on the random access memory at a location; and
store on the mediator a correlation of each file name with the location on the random access memory, wherein the correlation is storable on a single mediator.

US Pat. No. 10,133,613

DIGITAL ASSISTANT EXTENSIBILITY TO THIRD PARTY APPLICATIONS

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

1. A method for implementing extensibility of a digital assistant operating on a device used by a user to one or more applications, comprising:configuring an interface for interoperating with application-specific services exposed by application extensions associated with respective ones of the applications, wherein each application extension is instantiated locally on the device and comprises a manifest of resources that are specific to a related application, an event handler, and logic;
receiving from the respective ones of the applications a request to access digital assistant resources that describe capabilities and resources to facilitate interaction between the respective ones of the applications and the digital assistant;
loading the manifest of resources from the related application to a digital assistant extensibility client, the manifest of resources including one or more keywords specific to the related application;
registering at least the one or more keywords with the digital assistant extensibility client;
receiving input from the device user to execute an event and invoke the one or more registered keywords;
based on the received input and invocation of the one or more registered keywords, mapping the device user input to an application extension for handling;
receiving an initial application-specific service from the application extension in response to the device user input; and
after receiving the initial application-specific service, receiving a subsequent application-specific service from a different application, in which the subsequent application-specific service is based on context from the initial application-specific service.

US Pat. No. 10,133,511

OPTIMIZED SEGMENT CLEANING TECHNIQUE

NetApp, Inc, Sunnyvale, ...

1. A method comprising:receiving a write request directed towards a logical unit (LUN), the write request having data and processed at a node of a cluster, the node having a processor, a memory and connected to a storage array of solid state drives (SSDs);
generating a first key from the data;
storing the data as a first extent in a first segment according to a log-structured layout, the first segment spanning a set of the SSDs, the first segment associated with a first segment identifier (ID), the first extent including the first key;
using an in-core metadata table to determine whether the first extent is valid when the first segment is above a capacity threshold;
reading the first extent from the first segment to determine whether the first extent is valid when the first segment is below the capacity threshold;
in response to determining that the first extent is valid, cleaning the first segment by copying the first extent from the first segment to a second segment, the second segment having the log-structured layout and associated with a second segment ID different than the first segment ID; and
updating an entry of the in-core metadata table to include the second segment ID, the entry including the first key.

US Pat. No. 10,133,495

CONVERGED SEARCH AND ARCHIVAL SYSTEM

Rubrik, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A method for operating a data management system, comprising:identifying a particular version of a file to be restored;
acquiring a virtual machine search index for a virtual machine, the virtual machine search index includes a mapping of the particular version of the file to a point in time snapshot of the virtual machine that includes the particular version of the file;
identifying a version of the virtual machine that includes the particular version of the file using the virtual machine search index;
identifying a base image for generating a portion of the version of the virtual machine;
identifying a set of incremental files for generating the portion of the version of the virtual machine;
determining a first portion of the base image that includes file system metadata, the file system metadata identifies a location of the file to be restored within the version of the virtual machine;
generating the portion of the version of the virtual machine less than the entire version of the virtual machine using the file system metadata and the set of incremental files, the generating the portion of the version of the virtual machine includes determining one or more regions within the base image that store the file to be restored and patching the one or more regions using the set of incremental files;
extracting the particular version of the file from the portion of the version of the virtual machine, the extracting the particular version of the file includes extracting the particular version of the file from the portion of the version of the virtual machine without generating a full image of the version of the virtual machine; and
outputting the particular version of the file.

US Pat. No. 10,133,478

MULTI-USER MULTI-TOUCH PROJECTED CAPACITANCE TOUCH SENSOR WITH EVENT INITIATION BASED ON COMMON TOUCH ENTITY DETECTION

Elo Touch Solutions, Inc....

1. A method, comprising:receiving a first sense signal indicating a first touch attributed to a first touch entity;
receiving a second sense signal indicating a second touch attributed to a second touch entity;
based on the first sense signal and the second sense signal, determining that the first touch entity and the second touch entity are a common touch entity;
in response to determining that the first touch entity and the second touch entity form the common touch entity, initiating a first event;
based on at least the first sense signal and the second sense signal, determining that the first touch entity and the second touch entity have stopped forming the common touch entity; and
in response to determining that the first touch entity and the second touch entity have stopped forming the common touch entity, initiating a second event.

US Pat. No. 10,133,326

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM FOR ESTABLISHING LINK-UP BETWEEN COMMUNICATION DEVICES

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An information processing apparatus comprising:a controller including a first communication unit;
a function extension unit including a second communication unit; and
a resetting circuit configured to output a reset signal to the controller,
wherein the function extension unit outputs, to the resetting circuit, a signal indicating that communication of the second communication unit can be established after configuration of the second communication unit is completed,
wherein the resetting circuit stops outputting the reset signal to the controller according to reception of the signal output by the function extension unit,
wherein the function extension unit comprises a timer configured to measure a time,
wherein the function extension unit outputs, to the resetting circuit, a signal indicating that communication of the second communication unit can be established based on a time measured by the timer even if the configuration of the second communication unit is not completed, and
wherein the first communication unit of the controller starts communication with the second communication unit to initiate link training if the resetting circuit stops outputting the reset signal to the controller.

US Pat. No. 10,133,318

HANDHELD ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR RECEIVING AND DISPLAYING STATUS INFORMATION

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A handheld electronic device with an interface configured to connect to a network, the handheld electronic device comprising:a screen configured to display information to a user of the handheld electronic device; and
circuitry configured to:
determine a location of the handheld electronic device;
determine at least one function performed by the handheld electronic device; and
receive status information relating to one or more users of other electronic devices, the status information comprising information indicating the geographical location of other electronic devices,
wherein the circuitry of the handheld electronic device is further configured to:
determine a set of one or more users of other electronic devices connected to the network, which have a potential for the user of the handheld electronic device to be interested in contacting, the determination being based on whether the geographical location information of the respective other electronic devices of the one or more other users corresponds to the determined location of the handheld electronic device;
generate an updated set of one or more determined users of other electronic devices in response to a change in geographical location of other electronic devices; and
control display on the screen of information relating to the updated set of one or more determined users of the other electronic devices, the information relating to the updated set of one or more determined users including a respective user name, a graphical representation corresponding to the user, and status information so as to indicate the updated set of one or more determined users as being users which have a potential for the user of the handheld electronic device to be interested in contacting, the updated set of one or more determined users being based on whether an updated geographical location of the respective other electronic devices of the one or more determined users corresponds to a determined location of the handheld electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,133,305

FACIAL-INTERFACE SYSTEMS FOR HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAYS

Oculus VR, LLC, Menlo Pa...

1. A detachable head-mounted-display cushion comprising:a cushion layer comprising:
an inner surface surrounding a viewing opening;
a user-side surface dimensioned to abut a facial portion of a user; and
a display-side surface dimensioned to abut a mounting surface of a facial-interface system for a head-mounted display; and
a magnetic-coupling mechanism configured to removably attach the cushion layer to the mounting surface of the facial-interface systems;
wherein:
the cushion layer defines a plurality of display-side recesses that are separate from the viewing opening; and
each of the plurality of display-side recesses extends into the cushion layer from the display-side surface toward the user-side surface and is dimensioned to receive a corresponding mounting protrusion protruding from the mounting surface at an outer region of the facial-interface system.

US Pat. No. 10,133,281

LEADING DRONE SYSTEM

Pinnacle Vista, LLC, Upl...

1. A system comprising:a leading drone configured to:
identify a base station configured to move from a current location, wherein the base station is on a ground or on a water surface;
wherein the base station automatically sends an information of the base station path;
receive a control signal from the base station comprising a future location of the base station;
receive the information of the base station path which is a path that the base station will traverse between the current location and the future location, wherein the base station path is non-linear;
move along a drone path relative to the base station path such that the leading drone and the base station are deliberately spaced apart in a relative position along the base station path in real time;
wherein the drone path is non-linear.

US Pat. No. 10,133,279

APPARATUS OF UPDATING KEY FRAME OF MOBILE ROBOT AND METHOD THEREOF

Yujin Robot Co., Ltd., I...

1. A mobile robot comprising at least one processor and a non-transitory computer-readable medium storing instructions that, when executed by the at least one processor, cause the mobile robot to:initialize seeds of a key frame associated with a first position of the mobile robot;
project the initialized seeds onto an image associated with a second position of the mobile robot to update parallax values of seeds of a key frame associated with the second position of the mobile robot,
wherein the seeds of the key frames associated with the first and second positions include an image coordinate, a disparity, a depth, a variance of the disparity, a variance of the depth, a pixel value, a gradient direction, or combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,133,278

APPARATUS OF CONTROLLING MOVEMENT OF MOBILE ROBOT MOUNTED WITH WIDE ANGLE CAMERA AND METHOD THEREOF

Yujin Robot Co., Ltd., I...

1. A mobile robot comprising:a camera system;
at least one processor; and
a non-transitory computer-readable medium storing instructions that, when executed by the at least one processor, cause the mobile robot to
obtain first odometry information based on a stereo image obtained by the camera system,
obtain second odometry information based on inertial information,
select one of the first odometry information and the second odometry information based on one or more conditions being met,
predict a movement point based on the selected one of the first odometry information and the second odometry information,
estimate a current position of the mobile robot using the predicted movement point and a previously stored key frame, and
control movement of the mobile robot based on the estimated current position.

US Pat. No. 10,133,230

DOOR FOR AN IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image forming apparatus for forming an image on a recording material, said apparatus comprising:a main assembly;
an openable member openable and closable relative to said main assembly;
a flexible connecting member connecting said openable member with said main assembly, said connecting member being slidable relative to at least one of said main assembly and said openable member, wherein said connecting member slides with opening of said openable member relative to said main assembly; and
a sliding member swingably supported by said main assembly or said openable member and slidable relative to said connecting member which slides,
wherein when said openable member is opened, said connecting member contacts, while sliding, a part of said sliding member on one side with respect to a center of swing to press said sliding member, so that the other side with respect to the center of swing of said sliding member urges said connecting member to an urged portion to retard a sliding movement of said connecting member.

US Pat. No. 10,133,149

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING NONLINEAR EFFECTS IN CENTROSYMMETRIC MATERIALS

Massachusetts Institute o...

1. An apparatus comprising:a waveguide comprising a centrosymmetric material to guide at least one light beam, the waveguide comprising:
a plurality of p-type regions comprising a p-doped centrosymmetric material on a first side of the waveguide; and
a plurality of n-type regions comprising an n-doped centrosymmetric material on a second side, opposite the first side, of the waveguide;
a first electrode in electrical communication with the plurality of p-type regions;
a second electrode, in electrical communication with the plurality of n-type regions, to apply a voltage between the first electrode and the second electrode so as to increase a second order susceptibility of the centrosymmetric material; and
a first light source, in optical communication with the waveguide, to emit the at least one light beam comprising a first light beam at a first frequency ?1 and having a first wave vector k?1 in the waveguide,
wherein the waveguide is further configured to guide a second light beam at a second frequency ?2 and having a second wave vector k?2 in the waveguide, and
wherein the plurality of the p-regions and the plurality of the n-regions are arrayed with a period ? based at least in part on the first wave vector k?1 of the first light beam and the second wave vector k?2 of the second light beam.

US Pat. No. 10,133,078

APPARATUS OF STRUCTURED LIGHT GENERATION

EVERREADY PRECISION IND. ...

1. An apparatus of structured light generation, comprising:a light source emitting a light beam;
a lens unit converting the light beam into a linear light beam; and
a housing accommodating the light source and the lens unit, wherein the housing comprises a first side and a second side, wherein the first side and the second side are opposed to each other and open to an outside of the casing, a distance between the first side and the second side is not larger than 4 mm, the light source is located near the first side, and the lens unit is located near the second side,
wherein within the housing, the lens unit constructs a first optical path length and a second optical path length for the light beam, wherein the first optical path length and the second optical path length are different.

US Pat. No. 10,133,075

SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND METHODS FOR ANGLE- AND WAVELENGTH-MULTIPLEXED HOLOGRAPHIC OPTICAL ELEMENTS

THALMIC LABS INC., Kitch...

1. An angle- and wavelength-multiplexed holographic optical element (“HOE”) comprising:at least one layer of holographic material that includes:
a first set of wavelength-multiplexed holograms, wherein each respective hologram in the first set of wavelength-multiplexed holograms is responsive to light of a respective wavelength and unresponsive to light of other wavelengths, wherein all of the holograms in the first set of wavelength-multiplexed holograms are responsive to light that is incident thereon with an angle of incidence that is within a first range of angles of incidence and unresponsive to light that is incident thereon with an angle of incidence that is outside of the first range of angles of incidence, wherein the first set of wavelength-multiplexed holograms includes a first hologram that is responsive to light of a first wavelength and unresponsive to light of other wavelengths and a second hologram that is responsive to light of a second wavelength and unresponsive to light of other wavelengths, the second wavelength different from the first wavelength, wherein the first set of wavelength-multiplexed holograms directs a first set of light signals to a first location, and wherein each respective hologram in the first set of wavelength-multiplexed holograms converges light of a respective wavelength to a same first focus; and
a second set of wavelength-multiplexed holograms, wherein each respective hologram in the second set of wavelength-multiplexed holograms is responsive to light of a respective wavelength and unresponsive to light of other wavelengths, wherein all of the holograms in the second set of wavelength-multiplexed holograms are responsive to light that is incident thereon with an angle of incidence that is within a second range of angles of incidence and unresponsive to light that is incident thereon with an angle of incidence that is outside of the second range of angles of incidence, the second range of angles of incidence different from and non-overlapping with the first range of angles of incidence, wherein the second set of wavelength-multiplexed holograms includes a first hologram that is responsive to light of the first wavelength and unresponsive to light of other wavelengths and a second hologram that is responsive to light of the second wavelength and unresponsive to light of other wavelengths, and wherein the second set of wavelength-multiplexed holograms directs a second set of light signals to a second distinct location, wherein the second set of light signals is discrete from the first set of light signals, wherein the first set of wavelength-multiplexed holograms is unresponsive to the second set of light signals and the second set of light signals passes through at least one hologram of the first set of wavelength-multiplexed holograms before incidence on the second set of wavelength-multiplexed holograms, and wherein each respective hologram in the second set of wavelength-multiplexed holograms converges light of a respective wavelength to a same second focus, the second focus spatially separated from the first focus.

US Pat. No. 10,132,868

BATTERY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RES...

1. A battery management system, comprising:a switch module;
a power supply module, electrically coupled to a load or a charging power source via the switch module;
a measurement module, configured to measure a plurality of operation signals from the power supply module; and
a processing module, configured to determine an operation status of the power supply module by cross comparison between the operation signals, and activate a safety protection item according to the operations signals and the operation status, wherein the processing module determines to activate a global protection process to turn off the switch module or activate a local protection process to turn off the switch module after a buffer time.

US Pat. No. 10,132,858

PUF METHOD USING AND CIRCUIT HAVING AN ARRAY OF BIPOLAR TRANSISTORS

NXP B.V., Eindhoven (NL)...

1. A method of identifying a component by an electrical circuit response of the component to an electrical challenge input, the component comprising an array of bipolar transistors each having a base contact, and each having main contacts being a collector contact and an emitter contact, and being configured and arranged to be connected in parallel so as to have a common collector contact, a common emitter contact and a common base contact, the method comprising:receiving the electrical challenge input;
in response to the electrical challenge input and with the array of bipolar transistors being connected in parallel, supplying a total main contact current to one of the common main contacts by increasing a current supplied to the respective common main contact from a first level to a second level;
detecting instability in at least one transistor in a group of the array of bipolar transistors;
determining the electrical circuit response in dependence on the group and the detected instability; and
authenticating the component based on the electrical circuit response,
wherein the instability is an onset of electro-thermal instability, and authenticating the component by:
identifying bipolar transistors in the array among a plurality of transistors of the component responsive to the electrical challenge input;
determining a pattern of an onset of instability of the identified bipolar transistors in the array using the determined electrical response; and
authenticating the component responsive to the pattern for the electrical challenge input using the determined pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,132,854

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EVALUATING INSULATION OF FORMED WIRE OR WIRES

1. A system for evaluating insulation-covered stator wire, comprising:a surface configured to support a continuous stator wire, wherein the surface comprises a length dimension extending along a longitudinal axis of the surface and a width dimension extending along a lateral direction of the surface, wherein the continuous stator wire comprises:
at least one conductor shaped into a plurality of bent segments connected by a plurality of unbent segments, and
an electrically insulating coating applied to portions of the plurality of bent segments and the plurality of unbent segments;
an electrically conductive brush configured to contact the continuous stator wire prior to installing the stator wire in a stator, the electrically conductive brush configured to sweep over one or more of the plurality of bent segments of the stator wire and along the longitudinal axis of the surface at a constant height; and
a power supply establishing an electrical current between the electrically conductive brush and an uninsulated end of the at least one conductor, wherein the electrical current changes when the electrically conductive brush contacts the conductor in a portion of the one or more plurality of bent segments comprising a defect in the electrically insulating coating.

US Pat. No. 10,132,833

MULTIPATH ELECTRICAL PROBE AND PROBE ASSEMBLIES WITH SIGNAL PATHS THROUGH SECONDARY PATHS BETWEEN ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE GUIDE PLATES

FormFactor, Inc., Liverm...

1. An electrical apparatus comprising:an electrically conductive first guide plate comprising passages from a first side of said first guide plate to a second side of said first guide plate;
an electrically conductive second guide plate comprising passages from a first side of said second guide plate to a second side of said second guide plate;
probes disposed in part in said passages through said first guide plate such that first contact ends of said probes are located to said first side of said first guide plate, said probes also disposed in part in said passages through said second guide plate such that second contact ends of said probes are located to said second side of said second guide plate;
an electrically conductive signal path through one of said probes from said first contact end to said second contact end, wherein said signal path is electrically insulated from said first guide plate and said second guide plate; and
an electrically conductive secondary path through one of said probes from said first guide plate to said second guide plate, wherein said signal path is electrically insulated from said secondary path, wherein said secondary path is electrically connected to both said first guide plate and said second guide plate;
wherein said signal path and said secondary path are on the same probe or on different probes.

US Pat. No. 10,132,826

PHYSICAL QUANTITY SENSOR, PHYSICAL QUANTITY SENSOR DEVICE, ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, AND MOVING OBJECT

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A physical quantity sensor, comprising:a substrate; and
an element piece arranged on the substrate,
wherein the element piece includes:
a first fixed portion fixed to the substrate,
a second fixed portion fixed to the substrate,
a first fixed electrode finger that is supported on the first fixed portion, the first fixed electrode finger being positioned on an opposite side of the first fixed portion from the second fixed portion,
a second fixed electrode finger that is supported on the second fixed portion, the second fixed electrode finger being positioned on an opposite side of the second fixed portion from the first fixed portion,
a third fixed portion that is positioned between the first fixed portion and the second fixed portion, and is fixed to the substrate,
a movable portion able to displace with respect to the third fixed portion,
an elastic portion that links the movable portion to the third fixed portion to be displaceable, and at least a portion of which is positioned between the first fixed electrode finger and the second fixed electrode finger,
a first movable electrode finger that is supported by the movable portion and is arranged facing the first fixed electrode finger, and
a second movable electrode finger that is supported by the movable portion and that is arranged facing the second fixed electrode finger.

US Pat. No. 10,132,823

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR THE CONTINUOUS REMOTE TRACKING OF A PIG DEVICE AND DETECTION OF ANOMALIES INSIDE A PRESSURIZED PIPELINE

ENI S.p.A., Rome (IT)

1. A method for the continuous remote monitoring of a position and advance speed of a pig device inside a pipeline suitable for transporting a pressurized fluid, wherein the pipeline includes a plurality of pipe sections joined to each other by welding seams, the method comprising the following:continuously acquiring and recording, by a plurality of measurement stations equipped with vibroacoustic sensors discretely located along the pipeline, of vibroacoustic signals due to the vibrations generated by contact/friction of the pig device with the welding seams of the pipeline and/or with other physical variations locally present in multiple pipe sections of the pipeline;
analyzing and processing, by processing circuitry, the vibroacoustic signals registered by the measurement stations to reveal, identify and reference hydraulic/acoustic transients produced by the pig device as a result of contact/friction with the welding seams and/or with other variations of an internal section of the pipeline; and
continuously determining the linear position and advance speed of the pig device in relation to a time lapse between the vibroacoustic signals registered by at least two measurement stations installed along the pipeline,
wherein the determining of the linear position and advance speed of the pig device is performed by a first measurement station situated on a first side of the pipeline with respect to the position of the moving pig device and a second measurement station situated on the opposite side of the pipeline with respect to the position of said moving pig device, and
wherein the linear position and advance speed of the pig device are determined by analysis of cross-correlation on sliding time windows between the vibroacoustic signals registered by said two measurement stations installed along the pipeline, wherein a time instant of maximum correlation between the vibroacoustic signals is equal to a difference in the arrival times at said two measurement stations of the hydraulic/acoustic transients generated by the pig device and wherein the time is converted to distance by using known information on sound propagation speed in the fluid transported by the pipeline.

US Pat. No. 10,132,810

METHOD FOR ASSESSING AND PREDICTING EFFICACY OF BREAST CANCER TREATMENT WITH A LONG-ACTING TOPOISOMERASE I INHIBITOR

Nektar Therapeutics, San...

1. A method for treating and assessing response to treatment with a long-acting topoisomerase-I inhibitor selected from SN-38 and irinotecan in a subject having metastatic breast cancer, the method comprising:(i) determining the level of a tumor marker in a bodily fluid sample of the subject selected from blood, plasma, and serum to provide a reference level of the tumor marker, where the tumor marker is CA27.29;
(ii) treating said subject over a duration of time of at least 2 weeks by administering a dosage amount of the long-acting topoisomerase-I inhibitor on a given dosing schedule, wherein the long-acting topoisomerase-I inhibitor is pentaerythritolyl-4-arm-(polyethyleneglycol-1-methylene-2 oxo-vinylamino acetate-linked irinotecan), or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,
or has a structure:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof;(iii) determining the level of the tumor marker in a bodily fluid sample obtained from the subject following treatment of the subject according to step (ii), and within 6 weeks following initial administration of the long-acting topoisomerase-I inhibitor, wherein the bodily fluid is the same as in step (i); and
(iv) correlating the level of the tumor marker in step (iii) with response of the metastatic breast cancer to treatment with the long-acting topoisomerase-I inhibitor, wherein, in the event of a level of the tumor marker in step (iii) that is either unchanged or reduced from the reference level in step (i), a positive response to treatment is determined, and, in the event of a level of the tumor marker in step (iii) that is increased from the reference level in step (i), a negative response to treatment is determined;
where, in the event of determining a negative response to treatment in step (iv), either the dosage amount or dosing schedule in step (ii), or both, are altered.

US Pat. No. 10,132,791

BOTTLED GLUCOSE SENSOR WITH NO HANDLING

Ascensia Diagnostics Care...

1. A method for retrieving a sensor strip from a container using a meter, the method comprising:inserting a meter portion comprising a pair of pivoting catches into the container containing at least one sensor strip comprising first and second openings;
causing the pair of pivoting catches to pivot toward the at least one sensor strip and to respectively engage the first and second openings; and
grasping the at least one sensor strip via the pair of pivoting catches at the first and second openings, wherein a read-head of the meter portion is tensioned about the at least one sensor strip.

US Pat. No. 10,132,738

OPTICAL PLATELET COUNTER METHOD

FOCE Technology Internati...

1. An optical platelet counting method, comprising:adjusting a focal depth of a microscope through a range of values, the microscope having an objective lens adapted with one or both of (a) a spherical aberration correction unmatched to a utilized cover plate for a sample of platelet-bearing fluid contained by a slide having a depth, or (b) a numerical aperture unmatched to a utilized illumination source for imaging the sample; recording out of focus images caused by one or both of the unmatched spherical aberration correction and the unmatched numerical aperture at different specific focal depths and in multiple z planes of the platelet-bearing fluid, where the inter-plane coordinates of platelets may overlap on different ones of the multiple z planes that are recorded, the images recorded through the cover plate, thus causing the generation of a specific light-dark pattern across a sequence of a plurality of the out of focus images indicative of and distinguishing platelets at particular inter-plane coordinates and at multiple depths in the fluid media; and analyzing the sequence of the out of focus images and identifying the presence of a platelet upon detecting the specific light-dark pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,132,735

MICROPARTICLE SORTING DEVICE AND METHOD OF OPTIMIZING FLUID STREAM THEREIN

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A microparticle sorting device comprising:a voltage supply unit that supplies a driving voltage to a vibratory element that applies vibration to an orifice that produces a fluid stream;
an image sensor that acquires an image of droplets ejected from the orifice at a position where fluid exiting the orifice breaks into droplets; and
a controller configured to control the driving voltage based on a length of a satellite droplet positioned between the fluid and a microparticle-containing droplet immediately after dividing off from the fluid, and a distance between the microparticle-containing droplet and the fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,132,714

DETECTION APPARATUS AND METHOD

1. A pipeline apparatus comprising:a pipe body including annular innermost and outermost fluid impermeable barrier layers;
first and second electrically conductive members extending at least partially along the length of the pipe body between the innermost and outermost barrier layers and electrically isolated from one another to form an electrical transmission line;
an end fitting coupled to at least one end of the pipe body; and
a detection apparatus coupled to the end fitting;
wherein the detection apparatus comprises:
a signal generator coupled to the first and second electrically conductive members, the signal generator being arranged to generate an electrical test signal and to apply the test signal between the first and second electrically conductive members, the test signal comprising a pulse code modulated electrical signal;
a receiver coupled to the first and second electrically conductive members and arranged to receive an electrical return signal comprising a reflection of the test signal;
a correlator arranged to correlate the test signal with the return signal and to determine a correlation signal; and
a processor arranged to detect variation of the correlation signal, and to determine if a detected variation is indicative of a pipe defect;
wherein at least one of the electrically conductive members comprises an electrically conductive tape element; and
wherein the signal generator and the receiver are coupled to a first end of the electrically conductive members,
said pipeline apparatus further comprising a second detection apparatus, the second detection apparatus comprising:
an impedance monitor coupled to and arranged to measure the impedance between an electrically conductive member extending at least partially along the length of the pipe body and a seawater electrode in contact with seawater surrounding at least part of the pipe body in response to an electrical test signal applied to the electrically conductive member at first and second frequencies; and
a processor arranged to detect variation of the measured impedance for an electrical test signal at a first frequency, and if a variation of the measured impedance is detected, to determine if the variation is indicative of a pipe defect, and if so to determine the distance from the seawater electrode to a pipe defect by comparison of the measured impedances at the first and second frequencies.

US Pat. No. 10,132,708

CLAMPING DEVICE HAVING HUB CENTERING

HAWEKA AG, Burgwedel (DE...

1. A clamping device with hub centering for attachment of an automobile wheel to the shaft of a balancing machine, with a contact flange with several centering elements guided in a radially moveable manner on the contact flange for centering engagement in a centering hole of the rim of the automobile wheel, and with a clamping sleeve guided in a moveable manner axially to the contact flange, wherein the clamping sleeve and the centering elements are kinematically coupled such that an axial movement of the clamping sleeve leads to a radial movement of the centering elements, wherein at least one tension lever hinged on the clamping sleeve and a centering element for the kinematic coupling of clamping sleeve and centering element, with the clamping sleeve able to be pulled in the direction of the rim when tightening the rim against the contact flange and the centering element thus able to be displaced outwardly, and with the centering element having a centering section with a radially outside outer surface for abutting in a centering manner against the inner surface of the centering hole of the rim, wherein the centering elements are guided over the entire contact flange in the radial direction and wherein the contact flange extends inwardly in a radial direction from an outside edge of the contact flange to the clamping sleeve, and further wherein the contact flange has radial grooves or groove-like recesses on the side of the rim extending over the entire contact flange in the radial direction adapted for guiding the centering elements,wherein the clamping angle between the tension lever and the centering element is between 10° and 20° when the centering element is arranged in the maximum centering position of the centering element.

US Pat. No. 10,132,694

METHOD OF ESTIMATING HEAT DISTRIBUTION OF IMAGE DISPLAY UNIT, DEVICE FOR ESTIMATING HEAT DISTRIBUTION OF IMAGE DISPLAY UNIT, IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE, ELECTRONIC APPARATUS INCLUDING IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE, AND PROGRAM FOR PERFORMING METHOD OF ESTIMATING HEAT DI

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A method comprising:calculating, with a control circuit of an image display unit, an average electrical current value of a pixel area in a display surface based on image data, the pixel area including at least one pixel in the image display unit, the image display unit including a plurality of pixels arranged therein;
calculating, with the control circuit, heat generation amount data by multiplying the average electrical current value with a predetermined electrical current-heat conversion coefficient to convert the average electrical current value into a value corresponding to an amount of heat generation;
adding, with the control circuit, the heat generation amount data to a value of a first heat distribution table of the image display unit to update the first heat distribution table;
generating, with the control circuit, a new first heat distribution table of the image display unit by
processing the first heat distribution table that is updated with a two-dimensional low pass filter process, and
multiplying, at every predetermined period, a value of the first heat distribution table that is processed with a predetermined heat dissipation coefficient; and
generating, with the control circuit, at least one of a corrected brightness signal or a corrected image signal based at least in part on the new first heat distribution table, wherein the at least one of the corrected brightness signal or the corrected image signal reduces a screen burn-in of the image display unit.

US Pat. No. 10,132,686

METHOD FOR SNAPSHOT INTERFEROMETRIC SPECTROMETRY

Industrial Cooperation Fo...

1. A method for measuring spectral stokes vector of an object comprising:collimating a light emitted from a white light source in a beam collimation structure to generate a collimated light beam;
receiving the collimated light beam in a polarization modulation structure, the collimated light beam having contacted an object;
generating, via the polarization modulation structure, a common path light beam comprising a delayed component and a polarized component;
receiving the common path light beam in a dual spectrum sensing structure; and
capturing snapshots from an output of each of a first processing structure and a second processing structure in a dual spectrometer,
wherein the polarization modulation structure comprises a first beam splitter, an optical delay structure, a polarizing structure, and a second beam splitter,
wherein the first beam splitter and the second beam splitter are non-polarizing splitters;
wherein the dual spectrum sensing structure comprises a beam splitter, the first processing structure, the second processing structure, and a dual spectrometer, and
wherein the first processing structure comprises a first polarizer, a first parabolic mirror, and a first spectrometer fiber inlet coupled to the dual spectrometer, and the second processing structure comprises a second polarizer, a second parabolic mirror, and a second spectrometer fiber inlet coupled to the dual spectrometer.

US Pat. No. 10,132,668

HELIXED ORIFICE ADJUSTABLE FEED ROLL

1. A method for dispensing feed, the method comprising:receiving feed within a feed cup of an agricultural machine;
identifying a need to increase regularity of dispensed seed, and based on the identified need to increase regularity of dispensed seed, retrofitting the feed cup by replacing an existing feed roll having horizontal flutes in the feed cup with a helical feed roll comprising helical flutes and replacing an existing ring in the feed cup with a ring comprising notches corresponding in shape with the helical flutes of the feed roll;
disposing the feed between the helical flutes of the helical feed roll configured to push the feed over a dispensing ledge within the feed cup, wherein a first one of the helical flutes terminates directly opposite where a second one of the helical flutes begins along the dispensing ledge;
positioning the helical feed roll within the feed cup to adjust the size of an orifice within the feed cup;
dispensing the feed at a rate proportional to the size of the orifice by rotating the helical feed roll;
determining a need to dispense feed at a low rate;
changing a first gear to a second gear to reduce a ratio between a rotational speed of the helical feed roll and a ground speed of the agricultural machine and thereby a rate of flow of dispensing feed at a given orifice size;
inserting the helical feed roll at least halfway into the feed cup of the agricultural machine.

US Pat. No. 10,132,649

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR THE REDUNDANT, ABSOLUTE POSITION DETERMINATION OF A MOVABLE BODY

IDT Europe GmbH, Dresden...

1. An apparatus for contactlessly detecting the absolute position of an element which is movable relative to magnetosensitive sensors and has a magnetic field source fastened on the movable element, two magnetosensitive sensors which are in one plane and are spatially offset in the direction of movement being arranged at a distance from the magnetic field source in such a manner that a first sensor signal can be measured using the first magnetosensitive sensor and a second sensor signal can be measured using the second magnetosensitive sensor, the first sensor signal and the second sensor signal representing a component of the magnetic field and the sensor signals having a phase offset ? in the range of 0° the apparatus further comprising evaluation electronics configured to calculate an absolute position of the magnetic field source using a normalized sum signal and a normalized difference signal, wherein the absolute position for the sensor signals from each sensor element is redundantly determined.

US Pat. No. 10,132,473

PRISM EFFECT SYSTEM FOR LIGHT FIXTURE WITH INVERTED MULTI-FACET PRISMS

MARTIN PROFESSIONAL APS.,...

1. A light fixture comprising:at least one light source generating light;
a light collector configured to collect at least a part of said light and to convert said light into a light beam propagating a long an optical axis, where said light beam is concentrated at an optical gate arranged along said optical axis;
at least one beam modifying object arranged near said optical gate and configured to shape the light beam;
an optical assembly comprising at least one optical front lens, said optical assembly is configured to project at least a part of said light beam along said optical axis;
a prism effect system arranged between said optical gate and said optical front lens, said prism effect system comprising:
a first prism comprising an entrance surface and a multi-faceted exit surface;
a second prism comprising a multi-faceted entrance surface and an exit surface; and
a multi-regional color filter comprising a plurality of color filter regions having at least two different color filtering properties, wherein said multi-regional color filter is arranged adjacent to at least one of said first prism and said second prism;
wherein said entrance surface of said first prism faces towards said at least one light source and said multi-faceted entrance surface of said second prism faces said multi-faceted exit surface of said first prism, wherein said first prism and second prism are rotatable in relation to each other around an axis parallel to said optical axis, and wherein said multi-faceted exit surface of said first prism and said multi-faceted entrance surface comprise an identical number of inverted facets, wherein the number of color filter regions associated with said multi-regional color filter equals the number of facets at said first prism and said second prism, and wherein said color filter regions have substantially the same extent as said facets of said first prism and second prism, wherein said at least one light source, said light collector, said at least one beam modifying object, said optical assembly, said prism effect system, and said multi-regional color filter are arranged inside a lamp housing, and wherein said light beam exits said lamp housing through said at least one optical front lens.

US Pat. No. 10,132,265

FUEL INJECTION DEVICE

ZAMA JAPAN KABUSHIKI KAIS...

1. A method for injecting fuel with a fuel injection device comprising:a solenoid valve for injecting fuel into an intake passage of an engine, the solenoid valve being opened as a result of a drive current being applied to a coil, and fuel being injected into the intake passage of the engine at a predetermined timing during the rotation period of the engine, and
an alternating-current generator having an electromotive coil at a predetermined position on an external periphery of a flywheel disposed on an engine shaft of the engine and provided with a magnet in an area along the edge, the alternating-current generator generating electricity by the rotation of the engine and outputting a predetermined signal, the electromotive coil is disposed at a predetermined position along the external periphery of the flywheel in a crank angle position at which an output is generated in synchronization with the intake timing of the engine used, the signal is an injection command signal applied to the solenoid valve as an alternating-current drive current, and the applied voltage increases with increased engine speed;
the method comprising the steps of:
generating a predetermined signal as a function of the rotation of an engine with the alternating-current generator, and
injecting fuel from the solenoid valve into an intake passage of the engine at a predetermined timing during the rotation period of the engine in response to the predetermined signal.

US Pat. No. 10,132,171

ROTOR DISK BLADE WITH FRICTION-HELD ROOT, ROTOR DISK, TURBOMACHINE AND ASSOCIATED ASSEMBLY METHOD

SAFRAN CERAMICS, Le Hail...

1. A rotor disk blade for a turbine engine, the blade being made of composite material comprising fiber reinforcement obtained by multilayer weaving of yarns and densified by a matrix, the blade comprising:a portion constituting an airfoil and a blade root forming a single piece, the blade root having first and second opposite lateral flanks that are formed respectively extending from a pressure side surface and a suction side surface of the airfoil; and
first and second metal plates respectively fastened against the first and second lateral flanks of the blade root by a bolt and a nut passing through the first and second metal plates and the blade root so as to clamp the blade root between the first and second metal plates in an assembled state,
wherein the bolt has a head bearing against the first metal plate and the nut has a head bearing against the second metal plate, the bolt and the nut applying a minimum clamping force against the first and second metal plates such that a predetermined centrifugal force applied to the blade is taken up by friction between the first and second metal plates and the first and second lateral flanks of the blade root and first faces of the first and second metal plates are respectively in non-sliding contact with the first and second lateral flanks of the blade root,
wherein radially inner free ends of the first and second metal plates are aligned with a radially inner free end of the blade root in the assembled state, and
wherein radially outer ends of each of the first and second metal plates includes first and second projecting portions extending substantially perpendicularly from second faces of the first and second metal plates, the second faces being opposite of the first faces of the first and second metals plates.

US Pat. No. 10,132,100

SNOW REMOVAL MATTRESS

Aharon Akad, Fair Lawn, ...

1. An air mattress, comprising:an inflatable portion comprising a textile material;
an outside air intake of the inflatable portion;
a fan that draws outside air into the inflatable portion through the air intake, and circulates the air in the inflatable portion when inflated;
an air divider that alternates between an inflating position that causes the fan to draw outside air into the inflatable portion and a circulating position that causes the fan to circulate air in the inflatable portion;
an air heater that heats the air that passes through the fan;
a heat sensor that senses the temperature of air in the inflatable portion;
a pressure sensor that senses the air pressure in the inflatable portion;
a snow sensor that senses contact with snow or ice; and
a controller that:
places the air divider in the inflating position and activates the fan and air heater based on a signal from the snow sensor;
controls the divider based on a signal from the pressure sensor; and
controls the heater based on a signal from the heat sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,132,093

FRAMING TEMPLATE TOOL AND METHOD OF USING SAME

1. A framing tool, comprising:a. a face plate;
b. a top plate joined to the face plate at about an edge thereof, wherein the top plate is substantially orthogonal to the face plate; and
c. alignment features, comprising:
i. slots formed in the face plate along its length; and
ii. one or more flaps joined to at least one edge of each of the slots, wherein each of the flaps protrude in a substantially orthogonal fashion from the face plate and in a direction away from the top plate.

US Pat. No. 10,132,083

SYSTEMS FOR COLLECTING RAINWATER AND RECYCLING GREY WATER

1. A water collection and recycling system comprising:a. a downspout (110) vertically disposed on an exterior wall (105) of a building (10), the downspout (110) having a hollow channel (112), a downspout inlet end (114) fluidly connecting a gutter to the hollow channel (112), a downspout outlet end (116) fluidly connected to an outdoor water storage tank (250), and a downspout groove (118) disposed lengthwise along an exterior surface (119) of the downspout (110), wherein the downspout groove (118) directly faces the exterior wall (105), wherein the electrical wiring is disposed along the downspout groove (118), the electrical wiring being operatively connected to at least one electrical power generator;
b. a plurality of downspout brackets (120) for mounting the downspout (110) to the exterior wall (105);
c. at least one electrical conduit (130) for routing the electrical wiring through the exterior wall (105) and into an interior location (107) of the building (10);
d. a conduit bracket (140) for each electrical conduit (130), wherein the conduit bracket (140) is mounted to the exterior wall (105) such that the conduit bracket (140) is disposed between the exterior wall (105) and the downspout (110), wherein the conduit bracket (140) supports the electrical conduit (130) and the electrical wiring disposed therein;
e. a first water pump (210) operatively connected to a shower tub drainage pipeline;
f. a water path switch valve (230) fluidly connected to the first water pump (210) via a valve pipeline;
g. a toilet storage tank (240) fluidly connected to the water path switch valve (230) via an toilet input pipeline;
h. the outdoor water storage tank (250) fluidly connected to the water path switch valve (230) via a first outdoor input pipeline;
i. a second water pump (220) operative connected to an output pipeline of the outdoor water storage tank (250) for moving water out of the outdoor water storage tank (250);
j. a washing machine water storage tank (260) connected to the water path switch valve (230) via a washing machine input pipeline;
k. a first water filter (270) fluidly connected to a washing machine drainage pipeline, wherein the outdoor water storage tank (250) is fluidly connected to the first water filter (270) via a second outdoor input pipeline; and
l. a control switch (290) operatively connected to the water path switch valve (230);
wherein the first water pump (210) moves grey water from a shower tub drainage pipeline to the water path switch valve (230), wherein the control switch (290) directs the water path switch valve (230) to divert the grey water to the toilet storage tank (240), the outdoor water storage tank (250), or the washing machine water tank (260),
wherein when the grey water is diverted to the washing machine water tank (260) and after use of the grey water by a washing machine, the grey water is filtered by the first water filter (270) prior to being sent to the outdoor water storage tank (250) via the second outdoor input pipeline,
wherein electrical power to the first water pump (210), the second water pump (220), the water path switch valve (230), and the control switch (290) is supplied by the electrical power generator via the electrical wiring.

US Pat. No. 10,132,064

FAUCET SPRAY HEAD MAGNETIC DOCKING SYSTEMS

AS IP Holdco, LLC, Pisca...

1. A faucet comprising:a spout having a male connector protruding toward an interior of the spout; and
a socket insertable into the spout, the socket having a female connector and at least one magnetic coupling element, the female connector being configured to couple to the male connector to at least partially retain the socket when the socket is disposed in the spout.

US Pat. No. 10,132,040

USE OF NANOCRYSTALINE CELLULOSE AND POLYMER GRAFTED NANOCRYSTALINE CELLULOSE FOR INCREASING RETENTION IN PAPERMAKING PROCESS

ECOLAB USA INC., St. Pau...

1. A method of improving a paper substrate, comprising:adding a nanocrystalline cellulose (NCC) polymer to a paper substrate in a dry end of a papermaking process, wherein the NCC polymer is substantially distributed on the surface of the substrate using a size press, wherein the NCC polymer comprises a single NCC core and at least one polymer chain bonded to the single NCC core, the at least one polymer chain comprising one or more monomers selected from the group consisting of vinyl acetate, acrylic acid, sodium acrylate, ammonium acrylate, methyl acrylate, acrylamide, acrylonitrile, N,N-dimethyl acrylamide, 2-acrylamido-2-methylpropane-1-sulfonic acid, sodium 2-acrylamido-2-methylpropane-1-sulfonate, 3-acrylamidopropyl-trimethyl-ammonium chloride, diallyldimethylammonium chloride, 2-(dimethylamino)ethyl acrylate, 2-(acryloyloxy)-N,N,N-trimethylethanaminium chloride, N,N-dimethylaminoethyl acrylate benzyl chloride quaternary salt, 2-(acryloyloxy)-N,N,N-trimethylethanaminium methyl sulfate, 2-(dimethylamino)ethyl methacrylate, 2-(methacryloyloxy)-N,N,N-trimethylethanaminium chloride, 3-(dimethylamino)propyl methacrylamide, 2-(methacryloyloxy)-N,N,N-trimethylethanaminium methyl sulfate, methacrylic acid, methacrylic anhydride, methyl methacrylate, methacryloyloxy ethyl trimethyl ammonium chloride, 3-methacrylamidopropyl-trimethyl-ammonium chloride, hexadecyl methacrylate, octadecyl methacrylate, docosyl acrylate, n-vinyl pyrrolidone, 2-vinyl pyridine, 4-vinyl pyridine, epichlorohydrin, n-vinyl formamide, n-vinyl acetamide, 2-hydroxyethyl acrylate glycidyl methacrylate, 3-(allyloxy)-2-hydroxypropane-1-sulfonate, 2-(allyloxy)ethanol, ethylene oxide, propylene oxide, 2,3-epoxypropyltrimethylammonium chloride, (3-glycidoxypropyl)trimethoxy silane, epichlorohydrin-dimethylamine, vinyl sulfonic acid sodium salt, sodium 4-styrene sulfonate, caprolactam, and any combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,132,035

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE CONDITIONS OF AT LEAST ONE BAND CIRCULATING IN A PAPER MAKING MACHINE

S.A. GIUSEPPE CRISTINI S....

1. Method for controlling the conditions of at least one band (4; 103, 104, 105, 106) circulating in a paper making machine (1; 100) along a circulating direction (d1; R1, R2, R3, R4); the method comprising the steps of:detecting at least one first parameter indicative of humidity (U1; U1-1, U1-2, U1-3, U1-4) of the band (4; 103, 104, 105, 106) in a first position (b1; b3, b4, b5, b6) between a pressing station (13; 130, 134, 132) and a conditioning station (14; 143, 144, 145, 146) of the paper making machine (1; 100);
detecting at least one second parameter indicative of humidity (U2; U2-1, U2-2, U2-3, U2-4) of the band (4; 103, 104, 105, 106) in a second position (b2; c3, c4, c5, c6) downstream of the conditioning station (14; 143, 144, 145, 146) of the paper making machine (1; 100);
detecting at least one third parameter indicative of the humidity (U3; U3-1, U3-2, U3-3) of the band (4; 103, 104, 105, 106) and of the paper sheet (3, 99) in a third position upstream of the pressing station (13; 130, 131, 132, 134);
calculating at least one datum (D1, D2, D3 . . . Dn; E1, E2, E3 . . . En) indicative of the conditions of the band (4; 103, 104, 105, 106) on the basis of the first parameter indicative of humidity (U1; U1-1, U1-2, U1-3, U1-4), of the second parameter indicative of humidity (U2; U2-1, U2-2, U2-3, U2-4) and of the third parameter indicative of the humidity (U3; U3-1, U3-2, U3-3) of the band (4; 103, 104, 105, 106) and of the paper sheet (3, 99).

US Pat. No. 10,132,034

SUCTION DEVICE FOR USE IN A PAPERMAKING MACHINE AND A PAPERMAKING MACHINE USING A SUCTION DEVICE

Valmet Aktiebolag, Sunds...

1. A suction device (15) in a papermaking machine (1) and being suitable for acting on a wet fibrous web (W) through a permeable fabric (4, 6) that runs through a part of the papermaking machine (1), the suction device (15) comprising:a length (L) that extends from a first end (16) to a second end (17) which first end (16) is an upstream end when the suction device (15) is used in the papermaking machine (1) and which second end (17) is a downstream end in the papermaking machine (1), the direction from the first end (16) to the second end (17) being the machine direction (MD) in the papermaking machine (1),
a width (B) which is perpendicular to the length (L) of the suction device (15) and extends in the cross-machine direction in the papermaking machine (1),
a surface (18) which, during use of the suction device (15) in the papermaking machine, will be facing the permeable fabric (4, 6) and thus be a fabric-facing surface (18),
a first part (19) which begins at the first end (16) of the suction device (15) and extends towards the second end (17) but ends before the second end (17) of the suction device, the first part (19) of the fabric-facing surface (18) being formed by a plurality of planar surfaces (23) which planar surfaces (23) constitute end surfaces of a plurality of solid elements (21), the planar surfaces (23) of the solid elements (21) in the first part (19) of the fabric-facing surface (18) lying in the same plane such that, during operation, they can contact a fabric (4, 6) gliding over the fabric-facing surface (18) along a straight path, the solid elements (21) being separated from each other along the length of the suction device (15) such that channels (24) are defined between the solid elements (21), and
a second part (20) of the fabric-facing surface (18) following the first part (19), the second part (20) of the fabric-facing surface (18) being a surface (33) formed as an end surface of a final solid element (22) and which end surface (33) of the final solid element 22 does not lie in the same plane as planar surfaces (23) of the solid elements (21) belonging to the first part (19) of the fabric-facing surface (18) but is spaced from the plane in which the planar surfaces (23) of the solid elements (21) belonging to the first part (19) of the fabric-facing surface (18) lie such that, when the permeable fabric (4, 6) passes over the suction device (15) and moves past the final solid element (22) along the plane of the planar surfaces of the solid elements (21) belonging to the first part (19) of the fabric-facing surface (18), the permeable fabric (4, 6) will not contact the final solid element (22), the final solid element (22) being separated from a preceding solid element (21) such that a final channel (25) is defined between the final solid element (22) and the preceding solid element (21),
wherein:
the suction device (15) is configured to be connected to at least one source of under-pressure (26, 27) in such a way that the at least one source of under-pressure (26, 27) is in communication with the channels (24) defined between the solid elements (21) such that, when the suction device (15) is used and the permeable fabric (4, 6) runs over the fabric-facing surface (18), the suction device (15) can act on the permeable fabric (4, 6) through the channels (24) and draw the permeable fabric (4, 6) by suction effect towards the fabric-facing surface (18), and
the final channel (25) communicating with at least one source of under-pressure (26, 27) for the final channel (25) when the at least one source of under-pressure (26, 27) for the final channel (25) is connected to the suction device (15) such that an under-pressure is generated in the area between the permeable fabric (4, 6) and the surface of the final solid element (22).

US Pat. No. 10,132,019

FLOOR COVERING WITH UNIVERSAL BACKING AND METHODS OF MAKING AND RECYCLING

1. A method of manufacturing a universal floor covering which can be used as either a broadloom or modular floor covering, the method comprising the steps of:manufacturing either a broadloom or modular floor covering from a group of components including a tufted textile substrate having a primary backing substrate extending in a first direction and a plurality of yarns tufted through the primary backing substrate, the primary backing substrate having a face side and a back side opposite the face side, a portion of each yarn forming a stitch portion having an end that is located on the back side of the primary backing substrate, and spaces existing between the stitch portions;
said group of components further including a composition pool having a mixture of adhesive and reinforcement fibers;
moving the tufted textile substrate relative to a releasing applicator having an engagement surface portion, and providing space between the stitch portions of the yarns and the releasing applicator;
applying a moving pressure on the mixture of reinforcement fibers and adhesive for moving fibers and adhesive against the engagement surface portion of the releasing applicator;
forming a slip path layer on the engagement surface portion of the applicator for separating the moving fibers and adhesive from frictional engagement with the releasing applicator;
applying controlled pressure on the releasing applicator in a second direction for aligning reinforcement fibers to lay predominantly in the first direction and forming a relatively rigid reinforcement layer of laminated fibers that is substantially parallel to the first direction, and the relatively rigid reinforcement layer of laminated fibers providing strength and stability to the universal floor covering; and
forming a releasable adhesive cover system for providing releasable attachment of the floor covering to a supporting surface.

US Pat. No. 10,132,011

SUCTION DRUM WITH SEAL

Maschinenfabrik Rieter AG...

1. A rotatable suction drum (14) for a device (VM) for compacting a fiber material (V) on a spinning machine, comprising:an annular drive element (20);
a projection (13) that extends coaxial to an axis of rotation (A1) of the suction drum (14) from an end face (35) of the suction drum (14), the projection configured so that, in an operating position, a portion of an inner surface (IF) of the annular drive element rests on a portion of a circular peripheral surface (AU) of the projection;
at least one peripheral elevation (36) defined on the end face of the suction drum;
at least one peripheral recess (37) on a side (46) of the annular drive element (20) directed toward the end face (35) of the suction drum (14);
wherein the elevation (36) protrudes into the recess (37), and the elevation (36) and the recess (37) together form a labyrinth seal.

US Pat. No. 10,132,009

FABRICATING METHOD FOR NATURAL CELLULOSE FIBER BLENDED WITH NANO SILVER

ACELON CHEMICALS AND FIBE...

1. A fabricating method for natural cellulose fiber blended with nano silver comprises following steps:(a) Put partially alkalized polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) power together with silver nitrate (AgNO3) solution as precursor thereof into pure water for agitating to form polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) solution in gel state such that the alkalization degree and the molecular weight of partially alkalized polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) power added is 86-89 mole % and 14,700-98,000 respectively while the weight percentage of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) solution is 3-12 wt %, and the concentration of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) solution is good enough to enclose and protect the micro silver particles formed therein because the polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) features in low polymerization degree and water-solubility at low temperature, and the silver nitrate (AgNO3) solution is created by dissolving the silver nitrate (AgNO3) crystal into pure water;
(b) Put sodium borohydride (NaBH4) into the gel state polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) solution for reduction titration by agitating to form nano silver colloidal sol such that the reduction titration is performed by sodium borohydride (NaBH4) with mole ratio in range of 1:4-1:8, titration speed in range of 5-15 ml/min, agitating frequency about 200 rpm, and titration time about 10 minutes, and the concentration of produced nano silver sol is in range of 500-20,000 ppm while the diameter of the nano silver particle is in range of 10-150 nm;
(c) Put the nano silver colloidal sol into a mixing cellulose serum of wood pulp raw material and N-methylmorpholine N-oxide (NMMO) solvent for blending process to prepare blending mucilage such that the blending process is performed by putting raw material of chipped wood pulp, solvent of N-methylmorpholine N-oxide (NMMO), and stabilizer together into an expansion dissolving tank with constant temperature in range of 60-80 degrees centigrade (° C.) for blending agitation, and in association of dehydration in a vacuum condensing equipment with vacuum about 933 micro-Pa. such that the content of ?-cellulose is over 85% while the polymerization degree for the cellulose of wood pulp is in range of 500-1200, and the weight percentage for the nano silver sol in the prepared blending mucilage is in range of 5-35 wt % while the concentration of the nano silver particle therein is in range of 100-5000 ppm;
(d) Evaporate water contained in the blending mucilage of nano silver colloidal sol and natural cellulose of wood pulp to form spinning dope by heating via a Thin Film Evaporator (TFE) under vacuum in range of 939-926 micro-Pa, heating temperature in range of 80-130 degrees centigrade (° C.) to dehydrate water down to range of 5-13% in 5 minutes so that the wood cellulose is dissolved into spinning dope with the composition percentages for all constituents in the spinning dope are as following: the percentage of water (H2O) is in range of 9-18%, the percentage of N-methylmorpholine N-oxide (NMMO) is in range of 75-87%, and the percentage of cellulose is in range of 6-11%;
(e) Spin the spinning dope via “Dry-Jet Wet Spinning Method” by means of conveying the spinning dope via boosted pressure to a continuous polymer filter (CPF) for filtration and defoaming treatment, feeding the spinning dope into a spinning block for extruding out as melt trickle via spinnerets therein, and thinning the melt trickle into fibrous tow by stretching it through an air gap to form bundle of fibrous tow;
(f) Feed the air cured fibrous tow into coagulation bath for coagulation, regeneration in coagulation liquid therein, and water rinse to form spinning filaments such that the concentration of the coagulation liquid is in range of 4.5-8.0%, and the residual quantity percentage of the N-methylmorpholine N-oxide (NMMO) solvent is less than 0.1% while the residual quantity percentage of the polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) solution is less than 0.3%; and
(g) Treat the spinning filaments with dry, oil and coil in proper order to produce final product of natural cellulose fiber blended with nano silver.

US Pat. No. 10,132,007

FABRICATING METHOD FOR MELTBLOWN NONWOVEN FROM NATURAL CELLULOSE FIBER BLENDED WITH NANO SILVER

ACELON CHEMICALS AND FIBE...

1. A fabricating method for meltblown nonwoven from natural cellulose fiber blended with nano silver comprises following steps:(a) Put partially alkalized polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) power together with silver nitrate (AgNO3) solution as precursor thereof into pure water for agitating to form polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) solution in gel state such that the alkalization degree and the molecular weight of partially alkalized polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) power added is 86-89 mole % and 14,700-98,000 respectively while the weight percentage of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) solution is 5-12 wt %, and the silver nitrate (AgNO3) solution is created by dissolving the silver nitrate (AgNO3) crystal into pure water;
(b) Put sodium borohydride (NaBH4) into the gel state polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) solution for reduction titration by agitating to form nano silver colloidal sol such that the reduction titration is performed by sodium borohydride (NaBH4) with mole ratio in range of 1:4-1:8, titration speed in range of 5-15 ml/min, agitating frequency about 200 rpm, and titration time in range of 10-20 minutes, and the concentration of produced nano silver sol is in range of 500-20,000 ppm while the diameter of the nano silver particle is in range of 10-150 nm;
(c) Put the nano silver colloidal sol into a mixing cellulose serum of wood pulp raw material and N-methylmorpholine N-oxide (NMMO) solvent for blending process to prepare blending mucilage such that the blending process is performed by putting raw material of chipped wood pulp, solvent of N-methylmorpholine N-oxide (NMMO), and stabilizer together into an expansion dissolving tank with constant temperature in range of 60-80 degrees centigrade (° C.) for blending agitation, and in association of dehydration in a vacuum condensing equipment with vacuum about 933 micro-Pa. Wherein, the weight percentage for the nano silver sol in the prepared blending mucilage is in range of 5-30 wt % while the concentration of the nano silver particle therein is in range of 100-5000 ppm;
(d) Evaporate water contained in the blending mucilage of nano silver colloidal sol and natural cellulose of wood pulp to form spinning dope by heating via a Thin Film Evaporator (TFE) under vacuum in range of 939-926 micro-Pa, heating temperature in range of 80-130 degrees centigrade (° C.) to dehydrate water down to range of 5-15% in 5 minutes so that the wood cellulose is dissolved into spinning dope, wherein the percentage of water (H2O) is in range of 9-18%, the percentage of N-methylmorpholine N-oxide (NMMO) is in range of 75-87%, and the percentage of cellulose is in range of 6-11%;
(e) Spin the spinning dope via “meltblown spinning method” by means of firstly conveying the spinning dope via boosted pressure to a continuous polymer filter (CPF) for filtration and defoaming treatment, secondly feeding the spinning dope into a spinning block for heating to melt the spinning dope by means of constantly blowing hot air into the spinning block, and finally meltblown extruding the melted spinning dope out of spinnerets to form into fibrous tow to form molten filament tow by means of jetting the hot air through circular air gaps the spinnerets;
(f) By means of ejecting mist aerosol of water, feed the molten filament tow into coagulation bath for coagulation, regeneration in coagulation liquid therein, and water rinse such that the concentration of the coagulation liquid is in range of 2.5-7.0%, and the residual quantity percentage of the N-methylmorpholine N-oxide (NMMO) solvent is less than 0.1% while the residual quantity percentage of the polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) solution is less than 0.3%, both of which become leftover mixture of residual N-methylmorpholine N-oxide (NMMO) solvent and residual polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) solution; and
(g) Lay and stack the molten filament tow out of coagulation bath onto a collecting net to form a fibrous web of nonwoven substrate, and after post treatments of hydro-entangled needle punching, drying, winding-up processes have been orderly applied on the fibrous web of nonwoven substrate, then the meltblown nonwoven of natural cellulose fiber blended with nano silver is fabricated completely.

US Pat. No. 10,131,991

METHOD FOR DEPOSITING TRANSPARENT CONDUCTING OXIDES

UChicago Argonne, LLC, C...

1. A method of preparing a light transmitting and electrically conducting oxide (TCO) film using atomic layer deposition (ALD), comprising:providing a first metal precursor comprising cyclopentadienyl indium capable of forming a TCO film on a substrate, the first metal precursor characterized by a vapor deposition temperature and a thermal degradation temperature wherein the deposition temperature 100° C. to 225° C.;
providing a plurality of different oxidizing reactants consisting of O2 and H2O selected to facilitate growth of the TCO film on the substrate when the plurality of oxidizing reactants are used in combination with each other wherein the plurality of oxidizing reactants comprises a first oxidizing reactant and a second oxidizing reactant, wherein the first and the second oxidizing reactants are selected from the group consisting of water and oxygen;
performing a number of ALD cycles at the deposition temperature, to form the TCO film on the substrate, each ALD cycle comprises exposing the substrate to the first metal precursor for a first predetermined period and exposing the substrate to the plurality of oxidizing reactants for at least one second predetermined period, and
wherein the growth rate of the TCO film is facilitated by exposure of the substrate to the combination of the plurality of oxidizing reactants.

US Pat. No. 10,131,984

SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS

KOKUSAI ELECTRIC CORPORAT...

1. A substrate processing apparatus comprising:a substrate holding tool comprising: a lower end plate; an upper end plate disposed above the lower end plate; and holding members vertically provided between the lower end plate and the upper end plate, wherein substrates are held by the holding members and stacked in a region between the lower end plate and the upper end plate;
a process chamber where the substrates loaded in the substrate holding tool are processed;
a process gas supply unit configured to supply a process gas to the process chamber, the process gas supply unit comprising a process gas supply nozzle extending along an inner wall of the process chamber in a stacked direction of the substrates so as to supply the process gas to the process chamber, and the process gas supply nozzle comprising: a first upper portion, a first middle portion, a first lower portion, and a plurality of process gas ejection holes provided only at the first middle portion exclusive of the first upper portion and the first lower portion to face substrates held by the holding members in the region between the lower end plate and the upper end plate, wherein the first middle portion is disposed in the region between the lower end plate and the upper end plate where the substrates loaded in the substrate holding tool are present, the first upper portion extends upward from the first middle portion into a region higher than the upper end plate where the substrates are not present, and the first lower portion extends downward from the first middle portion into a region lower than the lower end plate where the substrates are not present;
an inert gas supply unit configured to supply an inert gas to the process chamber, the inert gas supply unit comprising a first inert gas supply nozzle disposed on a first side of the process gas supply nozzle and a second inert gas supply nozzle disposed on a second side of the process gas supply nozzle opposite to the first side along a circumferential direction of the substrates, wherein each of the first inert gas supply nozzle and the second inert gas supply nozzle extends along the inner wall of the process chamber in the stacked direction of the substrates so as to supply the inert gas to the process chamber, and each of the first inert gas supply nozzle and the second inert gas supply nozzle comprises: a second upper portion, a second middle portion, a second lower portion, a plurality of first inert gas ejection holes, and a plurality of second inert gas ejection holes, wherein the second middle portion is disposed in the region between the lower end plate and the upper end plate where the substrates loaded in the substrate holding tool are present, the second upper portion extends upward from the second middle portion into the region higher than the upper end plate where the substrates are not present, the second lower portion extends downward from the second middle portion into the region lower than the lower end plate where the substrates are not present, the plurality of first inert gas ejection holes is provided only at the second middle portion exclusive of the second upper portion and the second lower portion to face the substrates stacked in the region between the lower end plate and the upper end plate, and the plurality of second inert gas ejection holes is provided only at the second upper portion and the second lower portion exclusive of the second middle portion such that the plurality of second inert gas ejection holes does not face the substrates stacked in the region between the lower end plate and the upper end plate;
an exhaust unit configured to exhaust the process chamber; and
an exhaust opening disposed on a sidewall of the process chamber opposite to the process gas supply nozzle such that: a first imaginary line connecting the process gas supply nozzle and the exhaust opening passes through a center region of the substrates, a second imaginary line connecting the first inert gas supply nozzle and the exhaust opening is disposed at a first side of the first imaginary line, and a third imaginary line connecting the second inert gas supply nozzle and the exhaust opening is disposed at a second side of the first imaginary line opposite to the first side of the first imaginary line,
wherein the plurality of first inert gas ejection holes provided only at the second middle portion of the first inert gas supply nozzle points outward from the second imaginary line, and the plurality of first inert gas ejection holes provided only at the second middle portion of the second inert gas supply nozzle points outward from the third imaginary line.

US Pat. No. 10,131,972

IRON BASED SINTERED SLIDING MEMBER AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY,...

1. An iron-based sintered sliding member consisting of:S: 0.2 to 3.42 mass %,
Cu: 3 to 10 mass %, and
remainder: Fe and inevitable impurities, as an overall composition,
wherein a metallic structure comprises a base in which sulfide particles including iron sulfide as a main component are segregated in the base and dispersed within grains and grain boundaries, and pores, and
wherein the base is a ferrite phase or a ferrite phase in which a copper phase is dispersed.

US Pat. No. 10,131,964

IRON-CARBON-MANGANESE AUSTENITIC STEEL SHEET

ARCELORMITTAL FRANCE, Sa...

1. An austenitic steel sheet excellent in resistance to delayed cracking, the composition of said steel comprising, in weight:0.35%?C?1.05%
15%?Mn?26%
Si?3%
Al?0.050%
S?0.030%
P?0.080%
N?0.1%, and
at least one metallic element X chosen among vanadium, titanium, niobium, molybdenum, chromium
0.050%?V?0.50%,
0.040%?Ti?0.50%
0.070%?Nb?0.50%
0.14%?Mo?2%
0.070%?Cr?2%
a remainder being iron and unavoidable impurities inherent to fabrication, including hydrogen, a quantity Xp of said at least one metallic element under a form of carbides, nitrides or carbonitrides being, in weight:
0.030%?Vp?0.40%
0.030%?Tip?0.50%
0.040%?Nbp?0.40%
0.14%?Mop?0.44%
0.070%?Crp?0.6%
a hydrogen content Hmax designating a maximal hydrogen content that can be measured from a series of at least five specimens, and the quantity Xp, in weight, being such that:

US Pat. No. 10,131,929

ENZYMATICALLY PRODUCED CELLULOSE

E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS ...

1. An isolated reaction composition comprising water, glucose-1-phosphate, cellodextrin, and a cellodextrin phosphorylase enzyme comprising an amino acid sequence that is at least 90% identical to SEQ ID NO:2 or SEQ ID NO:6, wherein the cellodextrin phosphorylase enzyme synthesizes insoluble cellulose having a weight-average degree of polymerization (DPw) of at least 15.

US Pat. No. 10,131,911

POST-TRANSCRIPTIONALLY CHEMICALLY MODIFIED DOUBLE STRAND RNAS

nanoSUR LLC, Miami, FL (...

1. A composition comprising a post-transcriptionally modified double strand RNA (MdsRNA) wherein the MdsRNA comprises a double strand RNA having more than 30 nucleotide base pairs wherein at least 5% of the nucleotides independently comprise Formula (I):
wherein n is 0 or 1, R1 is or comprises a hydrocarbyl or substituted hydrocarbyl, and BASE is or comprises, independently, a nucleobase, wherein (CO)n—R1 is 2,4-dinitrophenyl, benzoyl, or N-methylanthranoyl.

US Pat. No. 10,131,895

GENES WITH CODON MUTATIONS ENCODING XYLANASE

BASF Enzymes LLC, San Di...

1. A polynucleotide comprising a nucleic acid with the sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1, wherein said polynucleotide encodes a polypeptide having xylanase activity.

US Pat. No. 10,131,835

MOISTURE-RESISTANT PHOSPHOR COMPOSITIONS AND ASSOCIATE METHODS

General Electric Company,...

1. A phosphor composition comprising particles of K2SiF6:Mn4+ coated with a manganese-free complex fluoride comprising a composition of formula I: A3[MF6], where A is selected from Na, K, Rb and combinations thereof; and M is selected from Al, Ga, In, Sc, Y, Gd and combinations thereof,wherein the manganese-free complex fluoride further comprises K2SiF6 in an amount less than about 50 weight percent, by weight of the manganese-free fluoride, and
wherein the composition of formula I: A3[MF6] has lower water solubility than a water solubility of K2SiF6.

US Pat. No. 10,131,795

PROJECTION SCREEN AND PROJECTION DISPLAY SYSTEM

Hisense Co., Ltd., Qingd...

5. A projection display system, comprising: a projection screen having a light incidence side surface including a target area; a projector, the projector configured to emit projected light beams; and an anti-reflection coating arranged in the target area on the light incidence side surface of the projection screen to increase transmissivity of the projected light beams in the target area, wherein the projection screen is a front projection screen, the light incidence side surface of the projection screen is a hard protection layer, the target area is divided into N sub-target areas, distances of the N sub-target areas from a target position increment progressively along a direction of the target position to a center of the hard protection layer, the target position is a position where a plane in which a light incidence side surface of the hard protection layer lies intersects with an horizontal optical axis of the projector, and N is a positive integer.

US Pat. No. 10,131,771

NATURAL EQUIVALENT OF CHEMICALLY MODIFIED STARCH

Cargill, Incorporated, W...

1. A process for preparing a composition comprising the steps of:a) making a mixture consisting of citrus fruit fibers and native starch at a weight ratio of citrus fruit fiber to native starch of 1:5 to 1:2, wherein the citrus fruit fiber is fiber extracted from citrus vesicles which has a water-binding capacity of 7 to 25 grams of water per gram of fiber and a total dietary fiber content of 60 to 85 wt %, the total dietary fiber consisting of 45 to 50% soluble dietary fiber and 50 to 55% insoluble dietary fiber and wherein the native starch is selected from the group consisting of corn starch, rice flour, sorghum starch, tapioca starch, waxy wheat flour, amylose-free potato starch and mixtures thereof,
b) mechanically treating the citrus fruit fiber and the native starch with a high shear force to obtain a homogeneous mixture, and
c) cooking the homogeneous mixture under gentle stirring up to the gelatinization temperature of the starch,
wherein the composition exhibits improved resistance to shear treatment relative to native starch alone.

US Pat. No. 10,131,761

GLITTERING RESIN COMPOSITION AND DECORATED SHEET

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A glittering resin composition, comprising:a polycarbonate resin consisting of structural units derived:
(I) from a dihydroxy compound represented by formula (2)

 and
(II) from at least one alicyclic dihydroxy compound; and
glittering particles in an amount of 0.1 parts by weight or more and 10 parts by weight or less per 100 parts by weight of the polycarbonate resin,
wherein:
the polycarbonate resin does not comprise structural units derived from an aromatic dihydroxy compound,
a content of the structural unit derived from a dihydroxy compound represented by formula (2) is from 30% by mole to 90% by mole,
a retention of a weight-average molecular weight of the glittering resin composition is 90% or more, relative to a weight-average molecular weight of the polycarbonate resin consisting of structural units derived (I) from a dihydroxy compound represented by formula (2) and (II) from at least one alicyclic dihydroxy compound before the glittering particles are added thereto,
the glittering particles have an average particle diameter of from 20 ?m to 100 ?m and an average thickness of from 1 ?m to 10 ?m,
the glittering particles are (i) inorganic particles other than metal particles, (ii) inorganic particles coated with a metal or a metal oxide, or (iii) metal particles,
said (i) inorganic particles other than metal particles are at least one member selected from the group consisting of glass flakes, alumina flakes, silica flakes and mica flakes,
said (iii) metal particles are at least one member selected from the group consisting of silver flakes, nickel flakes, gold flakes, titanium flakes and aluminum flakes,
the polycarbonate resin has a glass transition temperature (Tg) of 80° C. or higher but lower than 145° C., and
a reduced viscosity of the polycarbonate resin is 0.30 to 1.20 dL/g.

US Pat. No. 10,131,648

SUBSTITUTED BENZOTHIOPHENYL DERIVATIVES AS GPR40 AGONISTS FOR THE TREATMENT OF TYPE II DIABETES

Janssen Pharmaceutica NV,...

1. A compound of Formula (I)whereinring W is phenyl;
A is —CH2O— or —OCH2—;
Z is CH;
R6 is hydrogen;
R1 is selected from hydrogen or methylacetylenyl; or R1 and R6 are taken together to form a spirofused 3-hydroxycyclobutyl or a spirofused 3-oxocyclobutyl;
R2 is selected from hydrogen or methyl;
R3 is a substituent selected from the group consisting of piperidin-4-yl, and piperidin-4-ylmethyl;
R5 is methyl, methoxy, bromo, chloro, C1-6alkoxy-C1-6alkoxyl, C1-6alkylsulfonyl, or trifluoromethyl;or an enantiomer, diastereomer, or pharmaceutically acceptable salt forms thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,131,564

GLASS PLATE SEPARATING APPARATUS

KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIK...

1. A glass plate separating apparatus for separating a glass plate from a glass ribbon obtained by a down-draw technique, the glass plate separating apparatus comprising:a trigger device that forms a start point flaw in a first main surface of the glass ribbon on a division-planned line;
a pair of holding members disposed at the first main surface side of the glass ribbon, each holding member extending parallel to the division-planned line;
a first driver that brings the pair of holding members into contact with the glass ribbon at both sides of the division-planned line while lowering the pair of holding members together with the glass ribbon;
a heater disposed at a second main surface side of the glass ribbon, the second main surface facing opposite the first main surface, the heater extending along the division-planned line;
a second driver that, while lowering the heater together with the glass ribbon, brings the heater into contact with the glass ribbon on the division-planned line such that a tensile thermal stress is generated on the first main surface of the glass ribbon, and presses the heater onto the glass ribbon such that a tensile stress derived from a bending moment and the tensile thermal stress are combined on the first main surface of the glass ribbon to divide the glass ribbon along the division-planned line; and
a discharger that discharges the glass plate separated from the glass ribbon as a result of dividing the glass ribbon from directly below the glass ribbon.

US Pat. No. 10,131,538

MECHANICALLY ISOLATED MEMS DEVICE

Analog Devices, Inc., No...

1. A hermetically sealed, stress tolerant MEMS device comprising:a substrate having a structure surface and an opposing exterior surface, wherein the substrate includes at least one stress isolation trench in a plane substantially parallel to the structure surface and that extends from the structure surface and is open to the opposing exterior surface, the at least one stress isolation trench forming and circumscribing in the substrate a sensor region and further defining a second region radially outward of the sensor region;
at least one sealing structure on the structure surface of the substrate hermetically sealing the at least one stress isolation trench at the structure surface of the substrate;
a sensor microstructure on or above the structure surface of the sensor region and circumscribed by the at least one stress isolation trench; and
a cap coupled directly or indirectly with the substrate, the cap and the at least one sealing structure forming at least part of a hermetically sealed interior chamber containing the microstructure.

US Pat. No. 10,131,521

BELT END TERMINATION WITH A CONE CLAMP

ThyssenKrupp Elevator AG,...

1. An end termination for an elevator system, comprising:an outer clamping-member, at least a portion of the outer clamping member having a circular cross section that is perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the end termination;
an inner clamping member having a dimension in a first plane that is greater than a dimension in a second plane, the first plane being spaced from the second plane along the longitudinal axis of the end termination, the inner clamping member coaxially disposed in the outer clamping member, and at least a portion of the inner clamping member has a circular cross section that is perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the end termination;
a housing holding the inner clamping member and the outer clamping member therein; and
a tightening arrangement to clamp a belt between the inner clamping member and the outer clamping member.

US Pat. No. 10,131,493

HEADER FOR PACKAGING A ROLL OF PAPER

Cascades Sonoco Inc., Ki...

1. A header for packaging a roll of paper having two opposite roll ends and an outer roll surface extending between the roll ends, the outer roll surface being wrapped with a wrapping paper,wherein the header comprises a cellulosic fiber based substrate having two surfaces and a film coated to at least a portion of one of the surfaces of the cellulosic fiber substrate,
wherein the film is coated to the substrate surface by extrusion of a coating comprising at least one metallocene linear low density polyethylene (mLLDPE) resin, and
wherein the film coated surface is heat sealable to at least a portion of an outside surface of an interior header affixed to one of the roll ends, thereby forming a protective cap at the roll end.

US Pat. No. 10,131,480

WATER BOX APPARATUS AND METHOD

LBI BRANDS, INC., Surrey...

1. A water box apparatus configured to transport, store, and dispense drinking water for human consumption, the water box apparatus comprising:a box having a length, width, and height, the box comprising:
lower and upper ends spaced in a parallel relation,
wherein the parallel spacing between the lower and upper ends defines the height of the box;
first and second side walls extending vertically from the lower end to the upper end,
wherein the first and second side walls are spaced in a parallel relation, and
wherein the parallel spacing between the first and second side walls defines the width of the box;
third and fourth side walls extending vertically from the lower end to the upper end,
wherein the third and fourth side walls are spaced in a parallel relation,
wherein the parallel spacing between the third and fourth side walls defines the length of the box, the length of the box being greater than the width of the box,
wherein each of the third and fourth side walls extends horizontally from the first side wall to the second side wall,
wherein each of the first, second, third, and fourth side walls defines an inside surface, and
wherein each of the first, second, third, and fourth side walls comprises:
an inner linerboard, the inner linerboard defining the inside surface,
an outer linerboard connected to the inner linerboard, and
a medium positioned between the inner linerboard and the outer linerboard, the medium comprising a plurality of flutes extending vertically along the height of the box;
 wherein the plurality of flutes defines an undulating cross-section at a vertical position along the height of the box, the undulating cross-section being spaced in a parallel relation from each of the lower and upper ends;
one or more first perforated score lines formed in the first side wall and thus within the length of the box,
wherein the one or more first perforated score lines are vertically positioned closer to the lower end than to the upper end,
wherein a spout opening is formed in the first side wall when the one or more first perforated score lines are broken,
wherein the spout opening is vertically spaced from the lower end so that a portion of the first side wall extends between the lower end and the spout opening,
wherein the spout opening is horizontally spaced equidistantly from each of the third and fourth walls and thus is located midway along the length of the box,
wherein a spout flap is formed when the one or more first perforated score lines are broken,
wherein the spout flap is hingedly connected to the first side wall via a first non-perforated score line formed in the first side wall and spaced in a parallel relation from the lower end,
wherein the spout opening is vertically positioned between the lower end and the first non-perforated score line, and
wherein the spout flap is permitted to pivot upward, about the first non-perforated score line and away from the first side wall;
one or more second perforated score lines formed in the third side wall and thus within the width of the box,
wherein the one or more second perforated score lines are vertically positioned closer to the upper end than to the lower end,
wherein the one or more second perforated score lines are horizontally spaced equidistantly from each of the first and second side walls,
wherein a first handle opening is formed in the third side wall when the one or more second perforated score lines are broken,
wherein a first handle flap is formed when the one or more second perforated score lines are broken,
wherein the first handle flap is hingedly connected to the third side wall via a second non-perforated score line formed in the third side wall and spaced in a parallel relation from the upper end,
wherein the first handle flap is permitted to pivot about the second non-perforated score line, and
wherein the box can be carried or held by a portion of the third side wall located at the hinged connection between the first handle flap and the third side wall;
and
one or more third perforated score lines formed in the fourth side wall and thus within the width of the box,
wherein the one or more third perforated score lines are vertically positioned closer to the upper end than to the lower end,
wherein the one or more third perforated score lines are horizontally spaced equidistantly from each of the first and second side walls,
wherein a second handle opening is formed in the fourth side wall when the one or more third perforated score lines are broken,
wherein a second handle flap is formed when the one or more third perforated score lines are broken,
wherein the second handle flap is hingedly connected to the fourth side wall via a third non-perforated score line formed in the fourth side wall and spaced in a parallel relation from the upper end,
wherein the second handle flap is permitted to pivot about the third non-perforated score line, and
wherein the box can be carried or held by a portion of the fourth side wall located at the hinged connection between the second handle flap and the fourth side wall;
an internal region at least partially defined by the respective inside surfaces of the first, second, third, and fourth side walls;
a bag disposed in the internal region, the bag having an outer perimeter, the bag comprising:
first and second upper corner portions, and
first and second lower corner portions;
drinking water contained in the bag, the drinking water being non-alcoholic;
wherein the bag is adapted to protect the drinking water contained therein from contaminants, tastes, and odors, each of which originates from either the bag itself or a source external to the bag,
wherein the bag is adapted to protect the drinking water contained therein from a first contaminant, taste, or odor that originates from the bag itself, the first contaminant, taste, or odor being one of said contaminants, tastes, and odors,
wherein the bag is adapted to protect the drinking water contained therein from a second contaminant, taste, or odor that originates from the source external to the bag, the second contaminant, taste, or odor being another of said contaminants, tastes, and odors, and
wherein the extension of the flutes, vertically along the height of the box, facilitates the ability of the box to structurally withstand loads applied against the first, second, third, and fourth side walls as a result of the bag containing the drinking water and being disposed in the internal region;
and
a spout connected to the bag and adapted to permit the drinking water to be dispensed from the bag for human consumption,
wherein the spout is connected to the bag at a lower middle portion of the bag so that:
the spout is vertically positioned closer to the first and second lower corner portions than to the first and second upper corner portions, and
the spout is horizontally positioned in the middle between the first and second lower corner portions;
wherein the spout opening is sized so that the spout is permitted to extend through the spout opening, and
wherein:
the vertical positioning of the one or more first perforated score lines closer to the lower end than to the upper end,
the equidistant horizontal spacing of the spout opening from each of the third and fourth walls,
the vertical positioning of the spout closer to the first and second lower corner portions than to the first and second upper corner portions, and
the horizontal positioning of the spout in the middle between the first and second lower corner portions of the bag,
together permit the spout to be pulled so that the spout extends through the spout opening;
wherein:
the vertical positioning of the one or more second perforated score lines closer to the upper end than to the lower end,
the equidistant horizontal spacing of the one or more second perforated score lines from each of the first and second side walls,
the vertical positioning of the one or more third perforated score lines closer to the upper end than to the lower end, and
the equidistant horizontal spacing of the one or more third perforated score lines from each of the first and second side walls,
are configured so that the first and second handle openings are vertically aligned with each other along the height of the box, and are horizontally aligned with each other along the width of the box.

US Pat. No. 10,131,447

GLIDE PATH INDICATOR

BAE Systems plc, London ...

1. A glide path indicator configured to be mounted on a vehicle, said glide path indicator comprising:a light emitter configured to emit a visible light signal that defines a glide path for use by a pilot of an approaching aircraft;
a camera configured to capture images of the approaching aircraft, the camera being arranged such that at least part of the glide path defined by the light emitter is located within a field of view of the camera; and
a common stabilisation module configured
to stabilise the light emitter so as to reduce or eliminate the effects of the vehicle's motion on the glide path, and
to stabilise the camera so as to reduce or eliminate the effects of the vehicle's motion on the camera's field of view.

US Pat. No. 10,131,410

HOME STRUCTURE WITH INTEGRATED BOAT SLIP AND LIFT

IN-HOUSE DOCKING CONCEPTS...

1. A residential home, comprising:a structure set back from a water's edge and defining one or more living spaces; and
a nautical garage integrated with the structure and accessible via at least one of the living spaces without a user having to exit the structure, the nautical garage comprising
a boat slip set back from a water's edge and disposed under the nautical garage, the boat slip defined by one or more seawalls and sized to receive a boat therein, the boat slip comprising a plurality of U-shaped culverts coupled to each other that define the sea walls of the boat slip, each of the U-shaped culverts comprising a left wall segment, a right wall segment and a cross-beam that interconnects the right wall segment and left wall segment and defines a bottom wall segment of the culvert, and
a lift mechanism disposed in the boat slip and configured to be actuated to move a boat into and out of water while in the boat slip.

US Pat. No. 10,131,397

VEHICLE STABILITY, STEERING, RIDE CHARACTERISTICS AND CONTROL

Alan Page, Hamilton Hill...

1. A vehicle having:a first sub-frame and a pair of rear wheels coupled to said first sub-frame;
a second sub-frame pivotally coupled to said first sub-frame whereby said second sub-frame is arranged to pivot about a first pivot axis relative to said first sub-frame;
a seat supported by said second sub-frame, the seat arranged to seat a rider of said vehicle;
at least one steerable front wheel coupled to said second sub-frame via a pivotable steering head; and
handlebars operatively coupled to said steering head via at least one steering member;
whereby said vehicle is steered by manipulating said handlebars to act on said steering member which rotates the steering head and also the at least one front wheel to steer the at least one front wheel and by the seat leaning off centre relative to a central axis of the first sub-frame and/or second sub-frame causing the second sub-frame and also the seat to rotate relative to the first sub-frame such that the second sub-frame and steering head rotate relative to one another.

US Pat. No. 10,131,327

DISC BRAKE ASSEMBLY

Meritor Heavy Vehicle Bra...

1. A disc brake assembly arranged to be mounted over a rotor, the disc brake assembly comprising:first and second brake pads;
a caliper having an opening for receiving the first and second brake pads;
a cover for closing the opening; and
a spacer for maintaining a minimum distance between the first and second brake pads, wherein the cover includes an opening pattern arranged to allow the spacer to be inserted and removed therethrough.

US Pat. No. 10,131,316

AIRBAG AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A VEHICLE OCCUPANT PROTECTION SYSTEM

TRW Automotive GmbH, (DE...

1. An airbag comprising at least one aperture (14) provided in an airbag shell (12) to which aperture a closure element (16) is attached,wherein a tether (34) via which the closure element (16) can be maintained in a closed position acts on the closure element (16),
wherein the tether (34) is fixed to a pyrotechnical release device (36) which is an actively driven device coupled to a control unit (40) causing loosening of the tether (34) as a function of parameters relating to the occupant and/or the vehicle depending on the situation,
wherein the closure element (16) in the opened position takes a tapered hollow shape, and
wherein during an initial deployment phase of the airbag (10) the closure element (16) is located in its closed position inside of the airbag shell (12),
wherein the closure element (16) has two cut portions which are interconnected at an elongate end as well as at a respective portion in the area of a peripheral edge, wherein the cut portions are not connected over a major part of side edges located between the elongate end and the peripheral edge so that two lateral discharge orifices (32) are formed in the closure element, and
wherein the closure element (16) includes at least two overlying cut portions (18a-318a, 18b-318b) interconnected along a peripheral edge (20) and wherein at least one of the cut portions (18b-318b) includes one or more stitched-down folds (60) or quillings and/or is composed of plural cut parts (164b-364b) having at least one curved seam (162-362) so that the cut portion (18b-318b) cannot be flatly spread.

US Pat. No. 10,130,987

METHOD FOR CALIBRATION OF MANIPULATOR UTILIZED IN APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CUSTOMIZED SHAPING OF ORTHODONTIC ARCHWIRES AND OTHER MEDICAL DEVICES

OraMetrix, Inc., Richard...

1. A method of calibrating a bending apparatus comprising at least a first moveable manipulator and at least a second moveable manipulator, comprising the steps of:positioning a wire such that the wire is held by a bending core comprised of the first moveable manipulator and the second moveable manipulator;
(a) moving a first axis of the first moveable manipulator
(b) measuring a resulting movement of the wire,
repeating steps (a) and (b) for each of a plurality of axes of each of the first moveable manipulator and the second moveable manipulator and measuring the resulting movement of the wire, wherein each of the plurality of axes are moved in different directions;
recording each movement of each of the plurality of axes of each of the first moveable manipulator and the second moveable manipulator and recording each corresponding measured resulting movement of the wire;
comparing the recorded movements of the wire to desired movements of the wire to determine positions and orientations of each of the plurality of axes;
developing a real model of the bending core based on the positions and orientations of each of the plurality of axes, thereby calibrating the bending apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,130,936

ALUMINA-SUPPORTED VANADIUM OXIDE DEHYDROGENATION CATALYST

King Fahd University of P...

1. An alumina-supported dehydrogenation catalyst, comprising:a support material comprising alumina modified by calcium oxide, wherein a weight ratio of calcium oxide to alumina is from 1:0.2 to 1:1; and
a catalytic material comprising one or more vanadium oxides disposed on the support material, wherein the one or more vanadium oxides is selected from the group consisting of V2O5 and V2O3;
wherein the dehydrogenation catalyst comprises 5-20% of the one or more vanadium oxides by weight relative to the total weight of the dehydrogenation catalyst.

US Pat. No. 10,130,745

PACKAGING OF POWDERY MATERIAL FOR PREPARATION OF A MEDICAL SOLUTION

GAMBRO LUNDIA AB, Lund (...

20. A package for storing powdery material which is to be mixed with a solvent to form a medical solution, said package comprising:a filled cavity portion containing the powdery material,
a tab portion connected to the filled cavity portion, the tab portion sized to wrap around the filled cavity portion at least one time and including an empty cavity portion configured to receive the powdery material from the filled cavity portion when the tab portion is unwrapped from the filled cavity portion, wherein the tab portion being swept around the filled cavity portion generates a force sufficient to maintain the powdery material in the filled cavity portion, and wherein the tab portion being unrolled from the filled cavity portion releases the force such that communication between the filled cavity portion and the empty cavity portion may be established; and
a connector attached to the tab portion for admitting the solvent to enable mixing of the powdery material with the solvent to form the medical solution.

US Pat. No. 10,130,402

BONE FIXATION DEVICES HAVING A LOCKING FEATURE

Globus Medical, Inc., Au...

1. An assembly for locking a fastener in a fixation plate, the fastener having a shaft with a plurality of threads, the assembly comprising:a locking element at least partially positioned in the fixation plate, the locking element having a base member and a head portion, the base member having an interlock portion configured to engage the threads of the fastener when in a locked position and configured to not engage the threads of the fastener when in an unlocked position, the interlock portion includes a plurality of elongated protrusions having a recess positioned between adjacent protrusions, a portion of an outer surface of each of the plurality of elongated protrusions contacts the shaft of the fastener when in the locked position, and the head portion extending from the base member, the head portion configured to be engaged by a driver to rotate the base member from the unlocked position to the locked position.

US Pat. No. 10,130,312

MEDICAL IMAGING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CORRECTING MEDICAL IMAGE DATA BASED ON OUTPUT DISPLAY CHARACTERISTICS IN ORDER TO MINIMIZE DISCREPANCIES BETWEEN THE IMAGE DATA AND THE IMAGE DISPLAYED

SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD....

1. A medical imaging apparatus comprising:a medical image scanner acquiring medical image data of an object;
an input unit receiving an input of display device information including a type of a display device, and output image information of the display device;
a memory storing the output image information of the display device and the display device information including the type of the display device outputting a medical image based on the medical image data; and
a processor determining the type of the display device outputting the medical image of the object based on the display device information and the output image information of the display device, and correcting the medical image outputted on the display device by using output image information, which corresponds to the type of the display device that outputs the medical image of the object, among the stored output image information of the display device.

US Pat. No. 10,130,305

DEVICE AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATED TESTING

Under Armour, Inc., Balt...

1. A testing device configured to provide testing relating to at least one tested device, said tested device comprising: (i) at least one health parameter monitoring device and (ii) at least one user device configured to run a health monitoring application, and said testing comprising testing of generation of a display by said at least one health monitoring device and said at least one user device, said testing device comprising:at least one transceiver configured to receive a control signal from at least one external controlling device;
at least one health parameter monitoring device physical connection port configured to enable connection of said testing device to said at least one health parameter monitoring device;
at least one user device physical connection port configured to enable connection of said testing device to said at least one user device; and
a plurality of simulation apparatus configured to electronically recreate one or more physiological parameters of a user according to said control signal;
wherein said at least one health parameter monitoring device is configured to monitor said one or more electronically recreated physiological parameters provide a plurality of data relating to said monitored electronically recreated physiological parameters to said at least one user device for entry within said health monitoring application; and
wherein said testing comprises analysis of an output of a display of said health monitoring application by said at least one user device.

US Pat. No. 10,130,291

METHOD FOR DATA REDUCTION AND CALIBRATION OF AN OCT-BASED PHYSIOLOGICAL MONITOR

MASIMO CORPORATION, Irvi...

1. A system for estimating a blood analyte level using an optical coherence tomography (OCT) device, the system comprising:a processor configured to:
receive, from an OCT device, at least two OCT scans of an area of biological tissue along a depth dimension, the at least two OCT scans obtained at different times;
compute intensity differences between the at least two OCT scans to generate an intensity difference plot;
determine a portion of the intensity difference plot associated with at least a zero crossing and corresponding localized extrema;
select, based on the determined portion of the intensity difference plot, one or more portions of the at least two OCT scans; and
estimate a blood analyte level based on a comparison of the one or more portions of the at least two OCT scans with OCT calibration data.

US Pat. No. 10,130,287

HEARING TEST SYSTEM

Audicus, Inc., New York,...

1. A device comprising:one or more user interfaces for receiving user input;
an input interface for releasably coupling to at least one speaker;
a display;
one or more processors; and
non-transitory computer-readable storage media storing computer-executable instructions, which when executed by the one or more processors cause the one or more processors to:
receive image data associated with an ear of the test subject after sound damping foam has been placed in an ear canal of the ear;
present on the display, image data associated with an ear of the test subject after sound damping foam has been placed in an ear canal of the ear and at least one image illustrating a correct placement of the sound damping foam within an ear canal;
provide audio associated with a hearing test segment to the speaker;
receive user inputs associated with the audio output by the speaker;
present a cognitive test segment on the display;
receive user inputs associated with the cognitive test segment;
determine an awareness level of the test subject based at least in part on the user inputs associated with the cognitive test segment;
determine the awareness level is above a threshold;
mark the hearing test segment as complete; and
display test results on the display.

US Pat. No. 10,130,279

PORTABLE APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CHANGING SCREEN OF CONTENT THEREOF

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of changing a content screen of a portable apparatus, the method comprising:connecting to a wearable apparatus using a communicator when a user command for determining a visual fatigue of a user is received;
displaying content;
receiving bio-information of the user from the wearable apparatus while the content is displayed;
determining whether the visual fatigue has increased based on the bio-information of the user; and
displaying other content comprising an ocular movement guide in response to a user input confirming a display indicating the determination of the visual fatigue and a request for the other content.

US Pat. No. 10,130,274

PDMS-BASED STRETCHABLE MULTI-ELECTRODE AND CHEMOTRODE ARRAY FOR EPIDURAL AND SUBDURAL NEURONAL RECORDING, ELECTRICAL STIMULATION AND DRUG DELIVERY

Ecole Polytechnique Feder...

1. An implantable device for electrical and pharmaceutical stimulation of a central nervous system which is configured and arranged for implantation in an animal or human in an epidural or subdural space of a spinal cord, comprising:a conformable substrate which is primarily composed of a flexible and stretchable polymer;
a plurality of flexible and stretchable electrodes and stretchable conductive leads embedded in the conformable substrate; and
microfluidic channels that are embedded in the conformable substrate, wherein the electrical and pharmaceutical stimulation is applied to the spinal cord, epidurally or subdurally,
wherein the stretchable conductive leads are essentially made of a polymer matrix with an electrically conductive filler material, wherein the filler material is at least one of Ag, Au, Cu, Pt, Ir, Al, Fe, Cr, Ni, C, In, Sn, and Ti; and
wherein the filler material is present in fibrous, particle, or nanotube form, further configured such that pharmaceuticals to the epidural or subdural space can be delivered through the microfluidic channels.

US Pat. No. 10,130,249

INSPECTION APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD OF OPERATING INSPECTION APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An inspection apparatus comprising:a measurement optics system configured to scan an object to be inspected with measuring light from a light source;
a dividing unit, which is arranged at a position conjugate with the object to be inspected, and which is configured to divide return light, being the measuring light returning from the object to be inspected, into a plurality of light beams;
a photo-receiving unit configured to receive the plurality of light beams obtained by the division;
a recording unit configured to record (a) image data of the object to be inspected, the image data being obtained by using a plurality of intensity signals output by the photo-receiving unit, and (b) a division direction in which the return light is divided, the image data being associated with the division direction; and
an analysis unit configured to analyze the image data using the associated division direction.

US Pat. No. 10,130,197

SUPPORT MATERIAL HAVING AN HOURGLASS SHAPE

1. Support material, comprising:a plurality of integrally formed pellets, wherein said plurality of integrally formed pellets are configured to be retained by a conformable object
said support material being an open-celled material, said support material having at last one recess located on an outer wall surface of said support material, said at least one recess retaining a substance within said at least one recess, said substance is a gel;
a conformable object, said plurality of integrally formed pellets are located inside of said confirmable object; and,
said plurality of integrally formed pellets comprising an integrally formed pellet having a first radial end located opposite a second radial end, said first radial end of said integrally formed pellet having a first diameter, said second radial end of said integrally formed pellet having a second diameter, a substantially central portion, whereby, said substantially central portion of said integrally formed pellet having a third diameter, said third diameter of said substantially central portion of said integrally formed pellet being of a size less than said first diameter, said third diameter of said substantially central portion of said integrally formed pellet being of a size less than said second diameter.

US Pat. No. 10,130,124

LOW TEMPERATURE HEAT NOT BURN ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE

Shanghai Green Vaper Tech...

1. A low-temperature heat-not-burn electronic cigarette comprising:a first holder (2), wherein the first holder (2) includes a pipe (3) and a mounting plate (4), wherein the mounting plate is attached to an external wall of the pipe (3);
a second holder (6), wherein the mounting plate (4) and the second holder (6) form an inner cavity;
an outer pipe (7) enclosing a battery (17), wherein the outer pipe (7), forms a housing that retains the battery (17);
a cigarette cartridge (1) including: a filtration rod (110), a honeycomb tobacco column (120) and a heat-resistant paper (130); wherein an end of the filtration rod (110) is attached to the tobacco column (120) and the filtration rod (110) and the honeycomb tobacco column (120) are wrapped in the heat-resistant paper (130);
a control plate (9), wherein the control plate (9) is fixed on the inner cavity;
a key (5) on the second holder (6), wherein the second holder (6) links the operation of the key (5) to a button on the control plate (9) with a buffer pad (8) by aligning the key (5) to the button on the control plate (9) with the buffer pad (8); and
an insulation retaining bracket (16) retaining a heating coil (13), wherein the insulation retaining bracket (16) is mounted between the pipe (3) and the battery (17), wherein the housing retains the insulation retaining bracket (16) and heating coil (13).

US Pat. No. 10,130,117

USE OF SEDOHEPTULOSE AS A NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENT

C7 SUGAR GMBH, Vienna (A...

1. A method comprising:obtaining a nutritional supplement comprising sedoheptulose; and
administering said nutritional supplement to a subject, wherein the nutritional supplement is administered with or has been added to a food product and wherein the sedoheptulose of a food product has been analysed with respect to its content in % w/w, % w/v, or molar concentration of C6-carbohydrate and with respect to its content in % w/w, % w/v, or molar concentration of C7-carbohydrate to establish a ratio of C6-carbohydrates to C7-carbohydrates in % w/w:% w/w %, w/v:% w/v, or as a molar ratio for this food product and the nutritional supplement is adminstered with or has been added to the food product in an amount to decrease the ratio of C6-carbohydrates to C7-carbohydrates in a combination of the food product and the nutritional supplement by at least 50%.