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. 10,134,297

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING TEXT COMPLEXITY

Educational Testing Servi...

15. A system for analyzing complexity of a document, comprising:a processing system; and
a memory, wherein the processing system is configured to execute steps comprising:
receiving the document with a processing system, the document including a plurality of words;
identifying, with the processing system, content words within the document based on parts of speech for the plurality of words;
selecting, with the processing system, a plurality of pairs of the content words that appear in a same sentence or paragraph to form multiple groups of content words;
determining, with the processing system, an association measure for each group of content words by determining how often the pair of content words in each group appears in a same sentence or paragraph in a corpus of documents;
creating, with the processing system, a word association profile, wherein the word association profile comprises a distribution of association measures for the multiple groups of content words in the document;
determining, with the processing system, a complexity for the document based on the distribution, wherein the document is an essay and the complexity is used to assess a quality of the essay.

US Pat. No. 10,134,267

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRACKING A PASSIVE WAND AND ACTUATING AN EFFECT BASED ON A DETECTED WAND PATH

UNIVERSAL CITY STUDIOS LL...

1. A system comprising:a source of electromagnetic radiation configured to flood an active playing area with electromagnetic radiation;
an article positioned in the active playing area and comprising a retro-reflective material, wherein the retro-reflective material is a solid component of the article or the retro-reflective material is a coating on the article;
a sensing device configured to receive the electromagnetic radiation after being reflected from the retro-reflective material of the article positioned in the active playing area and configured to generate data based on receiving reflected electromagnetic radiation from a series of article positions, wherein the source of electromagnetic radiation and the sensing device are each in respective fixed positions; and
a controller configured to process the data generated by the sensing device to determine whether the series of article positions correlate to a stored gesture and output a control signal to actuate an effect when the series of article positions correlate to the stored gesture, wherein the controller is configured to pre-process the data to remove interference received by the sensing device when the active playing area is in broad daylight.

US Pat. No. 10,134,262

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PREDICTION OF THREATENED POINTS OF INTEREST

VERINT SYSTEMS LTD., Her...

1. An apparatus comprising:an automated location tracking system, which is configured to track locations of mobile communication terminals operated by one or more predetermined target individuals in a wireless network as the one or more predetermined target individuals move about a given geographical area over time, wherein the one or more predetermined target individuals are individuals who are suspected of preparing for a terrorist attack;
a processor, which is configured to:
receive the tracked locations of the one or more predetermined target individuals from the automated location tracking system;
predict future location trajectories of the mobile communication terminals, in real-time, based on the tracked locations of the one or more predetermined target individuals;
receive information regarding a plurality of Points of Interest (POIs), wherein the information is received from a POI model database stored on one or more memory devices;
predict a subset of the POIs that are threatened by the one or more predetermined target individuals, the prediction being based on the tracked locations of the one or more predetermined target individuals, the predicted future location trajectories of the one or more predetermined target individuals and the received POI location information; and
indicate the predicted subset of the POIs to an operator upon the subset being predicted or updated.

US Pat. No. 10,134,219

AUTOMATED PRESCRIPTION DISPENSING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Humana Inc., Louisville,...

1. An automated prescription dispensing method comprising:(a) receiving at a data analytics server electronic medical record data comprising patient identifying data and prescription data for a patient;
(b) analyzing at said data analytics server said prescription data to identify at least one medication for said patient;
(c) transmitting said patient identifying data and said medication from said data analytics server to a medication operations server;
(d) initiating from said medication operations server an instruction to load said medication in an automated prescription dispenser;
(e) loading the automated prescription dispenser with a dosing tray in the form of a replenishable, standardized cartridge; and
(f) receiving at a patient monitoring server from said automated prescription dispenser, status data regarding dispensing of said medication from said automated prescription dispenser, such data comprising medication dosages remaining, and at least one image of a user interacting with the automated prescription dispenser from a monitoring component for capturing image data in electronic communication with said automated prescription dispenser.

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. 10,134,107

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ARRANGING PIXELS OF PICTURE IN STORAGE UNITS EACH HAVING STORAGE SIZE NOT DIVISIBLE BY PIXEL SIZE

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A data arrangement method, comprising:obtaining pixel data of a plurality of first N-bit pixels of a picture; and
storing, by a buffer controller, the obtained pixel data of the first N-bit pixels in a plurality of M-bit storage units of a first buffer according to a block-based scan order of the picture, wherein the first buffer is a memory, each of the M-bit storage units is one memory word of the memory, the picture includes a plurality of data blocks, the block-based scan order includes a raster-scan order for the data blocks, at least one of the M-bit storage units is filled with part of the obtained pixel data of the first N-bit pixels, M and N are positive integers, M is larger than N, M is not divisible by N, M is a power-of-two value, N is not a power-of-two value, and the first N-bit pixels include at least one pixel divided into a first part stored in one of the M-bit storage units in the first buffer and a second part stored in another of the M-bit storage units in the first buffer;
wherein the first N-bit pixels correspond to one of luma pixels and chroma pixels of the picture.

US Pat. No. 10,134,098

TRAVELER TRACKING SYSTEM

NOMADIX, INC., Agoura Hi...

1. A system comprising:a memory;
a computing system in communication with said memory configured to receive data from network management systems configured to receive plurality of connection requests from a plurality of user devices, said network management systems further configured to provide transmission control protocol handshake completion data responsive to said connection requests, wherein the data received comprises, for each user device of the plurality of user devices:
a device identifier included in one or more packets sent from the respective user device requesting access to an external network resource using a respective network management system at a venue;
one or more attributes associated with the venue;
user data associated with the user device; and
connection data associated with communications between the user device and said external network resource;
the computing system including one or more hardware processors, wherein the one or more hardware processors are further configured to:
link a first user to a first device identifier based on the stored user data and stored device identifiers;
determine a plurality of hotels visited by the first user in a time period based at least on the first device identifier;
determine a first number of visits of the first user in a first hotel type of the plurality of hotels based at least on the first device identifier;
determine a second number of visits of the first user in a second hotel type of the plurality of hotels based at least on the first device identifier;
automatically link a second device identifier of a new computing device used by the first user with the first number of visits and the second number of visits, wherein the second device identifier is automatically linked with the first user based on correlating a MAC address of a secondary device also associated with the first user;
continue tracking the first user based on the second device identifier;
determine a first loyalty metric for a first hotel type based on the determined first number of visits, the determined second number of visits, and the continued tracking of the first user; and
transmit an alert to a hotel management system based on the determined first loyalty metric.

US Pat. No. 10,134,034

TERMINAL DATA ENCRYPTION

Visa U.S.A. Inc., San Fr...

1. A method comprising:receiving, with one or more servers of a payment processing network, an altered key and an identifier of a point of sale device, the altered key having first cryptographic properties resulting from being formed at least in part by an alteration of an initial key with a public key, the first cryptographic properties including an ability to obtain the initial key by further altering the altered key, the initial key having second cryptographic properties resulting from being generated based at least in part on an initialization interaction between the point of sale device and a first portable consumer device, the second cryptographic properties including the initial key being a terminal-specific symmetric key that is unavailable for interception prior to the initialization interaction, wherein the receiving of the altered key with the one or more servers of the payment processing network inhibits unauthorized interception of the unaltered initial key;
further altering, with the one or more servers, the altered key to obtain the initial key, the further altering of the altered key enabled at least in part by the altered key having been formed at least in part by the alteration of the initial key with the public key;
sending, with the one or more servers, the initial key to a key storage location;
associating the initial key that is stored at the key storage location with the received identifier of the point of sale device;
receiving, with the one or more servers, altered transaction data associated with a plurality of financial transactions that are conducted using the point of sale device;
determining, with the one or more servers, that the altered transaction data was altered with the initial key that is stored at the key storage location based at least in part on the associated identifier of the point of sale device; and
further altering, with the one or more servers, the altered transaction data using the initial key that is stored at the key storage location, the further altering of the altered transaction data enabled at least in part by the initial key having been generated based at least in part on the initialization interaction between the point of sale device and the first portable consumer device.

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. 10,134,017

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. 10,133,980

OPTIMIZING NEURAL NETWORKS FOR RISK ASSESSMENT

Equifax Inc., Atlanta, G...

7. A method that includes one or more processing devices performing operations comprising:configuring a neural network to generate risk indicators and adverse action codes, the adverse action codes indicating impacts of respective predictor variables on the risk indicators, wherein the configuring of the neural network comprises:
(a) retrieving, from a database, a plurality of predictor variables, wherein each predictor variable corresponds to an entity,
(b) determining a correlation between each predictor variable and an amount of positive outcomes or negative outcomes, wherein each positive outcome indicates that a condition is satisfied and each negative outcome indicates failure to satisfy the condition,
(c) generating the neural network, the neural network having a hidden layer for determining a relationship between each predictor variable and a risk indicator based on the correlation, wherein the risk indicator is a level of risk associated with the entity, and
(d) iteratively adjusting the neural network so that a monotonic relationship exists between each predictor variable and the risk indicator as determined by the neural network,
wherein each adjustment comprises adjusting at least one of a number of nodes in the hidden layer of the neural network, a predictor variable in the plurality of predictor variables, or a number of layers in the neural network,
wherein the one or more processing devices determine, based on a rate of change of the risk indicator with respect to each predictor variable, that the monotonic relationship exists between the predictor variable and the risk indicator; and
generating and providing, after the monotonic relationship exists between each predictor variable and the risk indicator, an output risk indicator and output set of adverse action codes, wherein the generating and providing comprises:
(a) retrieving, from the database, an input set of predictor values for the predictor variables, wherein the input set of predictor values corresponds to a target entity,
(b) determining the output risk indicator by applying the iteratively adjusted neural network to the input set of predictor values,
(c) determining, using the neural network, impacts of the predictor variables, respectively, on the output risk indicator,
(d) generating, using the neural network, the output set of adverse action codes that respectively indicate the impacts of the predictor variables on the output risk indicator,
(e) generating an electronic communication that includes the output risk indicator and the output set of adverse action codes, and
(f) configuring a network interface to transmit the electronic communication from the one or more processing devices to a user device for display of the output risk indicator and the output set of adverse action codes at the user device.

US Pat. No. 10,133,975

TRANSACTION CARD HAVING AN ELECTRICALLY APPLIED COATING

Capital One Services, LLC...

1. A transaction card, comprising:a first card component having an electrically applied coating and defining a first side of the transaction card;
a second card component defining a second side of the transaction card;
an interior cavity defined by the first card component and the second card component; and
a data storage component disposed within the interior cavity, wherein the second card component is thicker than the first card component.

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. 10,133,857

PHALANGEAL AUTHENTICATION DEVICE

Bank of America Corporati...

1. A system for phalangeal authentication, wherein the system provides a phalangeal authentication device configured for capture, customization and transformation of one or more phalangeal credentials of a user, comprising:a phalangeal authentication device comprising:
a tactile interface screen configured to receive phalangeal credentials;
one or more phalangeal credential sensor devices configured for capture and imaging of the phalangeal credentials, the one or more phalangeal credential sensor devices comprising optical sensors, ultrasonic sensors, and capacitance sensors; and
an image capture device;
a transaction terminal associated with the phalangeal authentication device, the transaction terminal comprising:
a user interface device for establishing audiovisual communication with the user;
a computer apparatus including at least one processor, at least one memory device, and a network communication device; and
an authentication module stored in the at least one memory device comprising computer readable instructions, that when executed by the at least one processor, cause the at least one processor to:
establish, via a network, an operative communication channel with the transaction terminal, the transaction terminal being associated with the one or more phalangeal credential sensor devices;
receive, via the operative communication channel, an indication of initiation of a user activity at the transaction terminal;
capture, using the one or more phalangeal credential sensor devices, one or more phalangeal credentials of the user, wherein the one or more phalangeal credentials are captured from phalanges of the user positioned at the tactile interface screen;
analyze the one or more phalangeal credentials to identify the user;
determine one or more phalangeal parameters associated with the one or more phalangeal credentials, wherein determining the one or more phalangeal parameters comprises at least one of determining a sequence and timing of a tapping pattern of the phalanges of the user, determining positioning the phalanges of the user, determining orientation of the phalanges of the user, determining physical pressure applied by the phalanges of the user, and identifying one or more predetermined phalanges of the user;
validate the one or more phalangeal credentials and the one or more phalangeal parameters;
analyze the one or more phalangeal parameters to determine at least one user activity associated with the one or more phalangeal parameters, wherein determining the at least one user activity comprises determining that the combination of the one or more phalangeal credentials and the one or more phalangeal parameters comprise a predetermined authentication level associated with the at least one user activity; and
transmit, via the operative communication channel, control instructions that cause the transaction terminal to implement the at least one user activity.

US Pat. No. 10,133,856

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING SOFTWARE LICENSE FOR VEHICLE

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

1. A method of managing a license for a software module of a vehicle having a plurality of operating states, the method comprising:receiving, by a processor, license term data of the license, the license term data including an expiration time limit of the license;
observing, by a sensor, a condition of the vehicle;
determining, by the processor, an operating state of the vehicle based on the condition observed by the sensor; and
determining, by the processor, whether to deny access to the software module according to the expiration time limit based on the determined operating state.

US Pat. No. 10,133,815

DOCUMENT ASSOCIATION DEVICE, DOCUMENT ASSOCIATION SYSTEM, AND PROGRAM

KONICA MINOLTA, INC., To...

1. A document association device comprising:a memory; and
a processor configured to connect to the memory and to perform operations comprising:
receiving designation of a first document and a second document to be referred to from the first document;
searching the first document for a predetermined keyword indicating a reference to the second document;
extracting, as a predetermined portion of the first document, a portion of the first document that includes the predetermined keyword;
dividing the second document into a plurality of portions;
after the predetermined portion of the first document has been extracted, automatically comparing contents of the respective portions of the divided second document with contents of the predetermined portion of the first document;
automatically identifying, as a relevant portion of the second document, a portion having a highest degree of association with the predetermined portion of the first document, from among the plurality of portions of the second document;
associating the relevant portion of the second document with the predetermined portion of the first document; and
burying, in the predetermined portion of the first document, association information for enabling calling up of the relevant portion of the second document from the predetermined portion of the first document, to generate a document having the buried association information, and saving the document.

US Pat. No. 10,133,797

DISTRIBUTED HETEROGENEOUS SYSTEM FOR DATA WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A system, comprising:one or more computing devices configured to implement a data warehouse management system, wherein the data warehouse management system comprises:
a job request scheduler configured to generate a workflow for a plurality of data warehouse operations, wherein the job request scheduler is further configured to:
determine dependencies between jobs for job requests corresponding to the plurality of data warehouse operations, and
schedule job requests for the workflow according to the dependencies such that a dependent job is scheduled to execute after another job on which it is dependent;
a request manager configured to:
retrieve the scheduled job requests for the plurality of data warehouse operations from the job request scheduler,
determine priorities for the retrieved job requests, and
select, for each job request of the retrieved job requests, a respective priority queue from among a plurality of priority queues, wherein at least two priority queues of the plurality of priority queues represent different priority levels, and wherein the selection of the respective priority queue is based at least in part on the determined priorities and the different priority levels;
the priority queue service configured to:
provide the plurality of priority queues, and
place each job request from the request manager into the selected respective priority queue of the plurality of priority queues;
a worker service configured to:
retrieve the job requests for the plurality of data warehouse operations from the plurality of priority queues according to the different priority levels,
select, for each job request, a respective database cluster from among a plurality of database clusters in a data warehouse service, wherein the respective database cluster is selected based at least in part on performance data of the plurality of database clusters, and
cause execution of individual ones of the plurality of data warehouse operations for each of the job request on the selected respective database cluster of the plurality of database clusters; and
the data warehouse service comprising the plurality of database clusters, wherein the plurality of database clusters are configured to store data from the execution of the plurality of data warehouse operations.

US Pat. No. 10,133,789

REAL-TIME TREND DETECTION IN A SOCIAL NETWORK

FACEBOOK, INC., Menlo Pa...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:accumulating, by a communication system, a count of instances of interactivity with an interactivity object within the communication system by users of the communication system during a monitoring time period;
designating the accumulated count of instances of interactivity with the interactivity object as tenured interactivity data in response to the accumulated count of instances of interactivity reaching a threshold;
calculating a divergence score for the interactivity object using the accumulated count of interactivity during the monitoring time period designated as tenured and based upon a reference number of instances of interactivity during a previous instance of the monitoring time period; and
displaying the interactivity object as a trending object of the communication system to a user at least partially based on the divergence score of the interactivity object.

US Pat. No. 10,133,785

DATA STORAGE DEVICE INCLUDING INTERNAL HARDWARE FILTER AND DATA PROCESSING SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A data storage device, comprising:a secondary memory device configured to provide first read data in response to a first read command;
a primary memory device configured to store the first read data received from the secondary memory system; and
a controller configured to: generate first hint information based on a result of comparison of the first read data with filtering condition data, determine whether a filtering operation is to be performed on the first read data in response to first hint information, and perform a selective filtering operation, in accordance with the first hint information, on the first read data based on the filtering condition data to generate first filtered data,
wherein the data storage device is configured to communicate the first filtered data to a host.

US Pat. No. 10,133,771

OPPORTUNISTIC WAIT-TRIGGERED ELASTIC COMMIT

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method, comprising:During a micro-batch transaction, requesting access to a record using a record retrieval get record call;
Receiving a response to the record retrieval get record call, wherein the record retrieval get record call comprises a read-no-wait get record call that indicates the response to the record retrieval get record call should be returned immediately in response to the record retrieval get record call regardless of whether the record is available or already locked;
Determining whether the response includes one of the record and a flag;
In response to a determination that the response includes the record, processing the record; and
In response to a determination that the response includes the flag, determining whether to trigger an early commit of the micro-batch transaction, wherein the early commit of the micro batch transaction is triggered based on a threshold, wherein the early commit of the micro-batch transaction is triggered based on a comparison of an interval to the threshold, wherein the threshold includes a number of records, such that the early commit of the micro-batch transaction is triggered based on a number of locked records associated with the micro-batch transaction being greater than the number of records of the threshold.

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. 10,133,739

NEURAL MACHINE TRANSLATION SYSTEMS WITH RARE WORD PROCESSING

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A computer-implemented translation system for translating natural language text from a source sentence in a source language to a target sentence in a target language, the translation system comprising one or more computers and one or more storage devices storing translation instructions and translation data, wherein:the translation data includes:
a word dictionary; and
a neural network translation model trained to process a sequence of inputs corresponding to words in the source sentence thereby generating a sequence of outputs corresponding to words in the target sentence, including emitting a respective unknown token in the sequence of outputs for each out-of-vocabulary (OOV) word that occurs in the target sentence, the model being operable to emit pointer tokens as a first type of unknown token and null tokens as a second type of unknown token, wherein pointer tokens are unknown tokens that identify a respective source word in the source sentence that corresponds to the unknown token, and null tokens are tokens that do not identify any source word in the source sentence that corresponds to the unknown token; and
the translation instructions are operable, when executed by the one or more computers, to cause the one or more computers to perform operations comprising:
for every pointer token in the target sentence emitted by the neural network translation model from the source sentence, replacing the pointer token according to the corresponding source word in the source sentence.

US Pat. No. 10,133,673

CACHE OPTIMIZATION BASED ON PREDICTIVE ROUTING

Verizon Digital Media Ser...

1. A method comprising:tracking at a request distributor, features from a first set of Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) of different large size content to different sets of indices of a first bloom filter, and different features from a second set of URLs of different small size content to different sets of indices of a second bloom filter, wherein a feature of a particular URL is a segment from a plurality of segments forming the particular URL;
receiving a plurality of requests at the request distributor, the plurality of requests comprising a third set of URLs differing from each URL of the first set of URLs and each URL of the second set of URLs;
identifying at the request director,
(i) a first subset of the third set of URLs, from a first subset of the plurality of requests, targeting large size content based on features from each URL of the first subset of URLs indexing one or more indices set in the first bloom filter,
(ii) a second subset of the third set of URLs, from a second subset of the plurality of requests, targeting small size content based on features from each URL of the second subset of URLs indexing one or more indices set in the second bloom filter, and
(iii) a third subset of the third set of URLs, from a third subset of the plurality of requests, comprising features that index one or more indices not set in the first bloom filter or the second bloom filter;
retrieving a header without a content body for each request of the third subset of requests that cannot be identified as targeting large size content or small size content using indices of the first bloom filter and the second bloom filter;
distributing from the request distributor to a first cache according to a first request distribution scheme, the first subset of requests in response to said identifying, via the first bloom filter, the first subset of URLs targeting large size content, and one or more requests from the third subset of requests in response to the headers retrieved for the one or more requests comprising an identifier targeting large size content;
distributing from the request distributor to a different second cache according to a second request distribution scheme, the second subset of requests in response to said identifying, via the second bloom filter, the second subset of URLs targeting small size content, and one or more other requests from the third subset of requests in response to the headers retrieved for the one or more other requests comprising an identifier targeting small size content;
caching large size content requested by the first subset of requests and the one or more requests of the third subset of requests within the first cache using a first block size in response to said distributing; and
caching small size content requested by the second subset of requests and the one or more other requests of the third subset of requests within the second cache using a second block size that is smaller than the first block size in response to said distributing.

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. 10,133,636

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. 10,133,612

SESSION PROCESSING INTERACTION BETWEEN TWO OR MORE VIRTUAL ASSISTANTS

Nuance Communications, In...

12. A computer system comprising:a processor; and
a memory with computer code instructions stored thereon, the processor and the memory, with the computer code instructions being configured to implement:
an intent arbitration module of a high level virtual assistant, the intent arbitration module being configured to respond to a user request from a user to initiate dialog with the high level virtual assistant by initiating session processing of a communications session of the high level virtual assistant with the user and determining an independent specialized virtual assistant that is registered with the high level virtual assistant as having interest in processing at least one intent type that corresponds to at least one user request intent that has been determined based on the user request, the determination being made from amongst a plurality of such independent specialized virtual assistants having autonomy to accept or reject requests to process user requests for the at least one intent type;
a session processing control module of the high level virtual assistant, the session processing control module being configured to:
(i) upon acceptance by the independent specialized virtual assistant so determined of a request to be included in the communications session of the high level virtual assistant with the user, include the independent specialized virtual assistant in the communications session of the high level virtual assistant with the user;
(ii) pass control of session processing of the communications session to the independent specialized virtual assistant; and
(iii) monitor for communication from the independent specialized virtual assistant to identify a request to return control of the session processing to the high level virtual assistant.

US Pat. No. 10,133,562

EFFICIENTLY REPRESENTING COMPLEX SCORE MODELS

FAIR ISAAC CORPORATION, ...

1. A method for implementation by one or more data processors forming part of at least one computing system, the method comprising:normalizing a score model comprising at least one score value by transforming the score model into a directed acyclic graph comprising a plurality of nodes and at least one node outgoing arc, wherein the normalizing comprises:
mapping the score model to a root node of the directed acyclic graph;
mapping characteristics of the score model to intermediate nodes of the directed acyclic graph; and
mapping each of the at least one score value to a leaf node of the directed acyclic graph;
analyzing the directed acyclic graph to determine a structured rules language generation strategy, the analyzing comprising comparing a size of the score model to a size threshold, and selecting a structured rules language generation strategy in response to the size being below the size threshold;
transforming, based on the structured rules language generation strategy, the directed acyclic graph into a structured rules language program, the transforming comprising recursively generating nested IF-ELSE conditions inside of a single structured rules language function;
transforming the structured rules language program into a program that is based on a concurrent, class-based, object-oriented computer programming language; and
executing the program with the at least one computing system.

US Pat. No. 10,133,547

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SYNTHESIZING A SOUND

INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HO...

1. A method of generating a sound, the method comprising:obtaining an information representative of a first speed of a first object moving on a first surface;
generating said sound according to information representative of at least two reference sounds and according to said information representative of the first speed, said at least two reference sounds corresponding to a sound obtained by moving a second object on a second surface with at least two second speeds, the first surface being different from the second surface, one different second speed being associated with each reference sound of said at least two reference sounds.

US Pat. No. 10,133,546

PROVIDING CONTENT ON MULTIPLE DEVICES

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. One or more computing devices comprising:one or more processors; and
one or more computer-readable media storing computer-executable instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform acts comprising:
receiving, at a first device of the one or more computing devices within an environment, a first voice command from a user within the environment;
at least partly in response to receiving the first voice command, causing a speaker of the first device within the environment to output audio content associated with the first voice command, the first device not including a display for outputting text content, wherein the audio content includes first information associated with a subject and second information associated with the subject, the second information being a query asking whether the user would like to receive additional content on a second device;
receiving, at the first device, a second voice command from the user, the second voice command requesting that the additional content be sent to the second device of the one or more computing devices within the environment, the second device having a display; and
at least partly in response to receiving the second voice command, causing the second device to output the additional content, the additional content including visual content associated with the subject, wherein the visual content comprises at least an image or text.

US Pat. No. 10,133,537

METHOD OF INTEGRATING A HOME ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM WITH LIFE STYLE SYSTEMS WHICH INCLUDE SEARCHING AND PLAYING MUSIC USING VOICE COMMANDS BASED UPON HUMMING OR SINGING

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

16. An apparatus comprising:a plurality of home automation devices including an audio device and a thermostat;
a portable user device that controls the plurality of home automation devices;
a memory device of the audio device that stores a plurality of musical performances and a respective tone signature for each of the plurality of musical performances, wherein the respective tone signature for each of the plurality of musical performances comprises a respective average of all detected frequencies at each instant of a respective one of the plurality of musical performances;
a word recognition processor that forms a respective library of words for each of the plurality of musical performances by recognizing each word spoken by a performer during the respective one of the plurality of musical performances; and
a second processor that receives a verbal input from a user through the portable user device that mimics a portion of a selected one of the plurality of musical performances, matches the verbal input with the respective tone signature for the selected one of the plurality of musical performances when the verbal input comprises humming, or matches the verbal input with the respective library of words for the selected one of the plurality of musical performances when the verbal input comprises spoken or sung words, and plays a matching one of the plurality of musical performances through the audio device,
wherein the second processor controls the thermostat based on a genre of the matching one of the plurality of musical performances.

US Pat. No. 10,133,533

AUTOMATIC DETECTION AND CORRECTION OF MISALIGNMENT BETWEEN DISPLAY DEVICES

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:capturing a trajectory path of a pointer between a first point on a first display device and a second point on a second display device;
segmenting the trajectory path of the pointer into a plurality of segments;
obtaining a plurality of data points based on the plurality of segments;
identifying a first clustered set of data points and a second clustered set of data points based on the obtained plurality of data points;
determining a first direction of a first portion of the trajectory path on the first display device based on the first clustered set of data points;
determining a second direction of a second portion of the trajectory path on the second display device based on the second clustered set of data points; and
determining an adjustment value to correct a misalignment between the first display device and the second display device based on a difference between the first direction and the second direction.

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. 10,133,413

INPUT STATE DETECTION DEVICE

SUMITOMO RIKO COMPANY LIM...

1. An input state detection device for detecting contact or pressing of an electrically conductive object, comprising:an electrostatic capacitive sensor having a first electrode attached to a substrate, a second electrode located on a side of the electrically conductive object to be contacted, and a dielectric layer placed between the first electrode and the second electrode and to be compressed by pressing force applied on the second electrode by the electrically conductive object;
a constant-voltage power supply device having a voltage application terminal connected to a side of the electrostatic capacitive sensor and applying a predetermined voltage to the electrostatic capacitive sensor;
a detector connected in series with the electrostatic capacitive sensor, having a detection terminal connected to the side of the electrostatic capacitive sensor, and detecting an electric current flowing from the detection terminal that changes with electrostatic capacitance of the electrostatic capacitive sensor and electrostatic capacitance of the electrically conductive object;
a state switching switch that changes a configuration of the input state detection device between a first configuration and a second configuration,
wherein in the first configuration, the input state detection device is configured such that the voltage application terminal of the constant-voltage power supply device is connected to a side of the first electrode and the detection terminal of the detector is connected to a side of the second electrode, and
wherein in the second configuration, the input state detection device is configured such that the voltage application terminal of the constant-voltage power supply device is connected to the side of the second electrode and the detection terminal of the detector is connected to the side of the first electrode;
an input detector for detecting (i) whether the electrically conductive object is in a non-contact state, or in a contact but not pressing state, with respect to a surface of the electrostatic capacitive sensor on the side of the second electrode, based on a value detected by the detector with the state switching switch set to the first configuration of the input state detection device, and (ii) whether the electrically conductive object is in the contact but not pressing state, or in a pressing state, with respect to the second electrode, based on a value detected by the detector with the state switching switch set to the second configuration of the input state detection device,
wherein the predetermined voltage applied by the constant-voltage power supply device is a cyclic voltage, and
wherein the input detector is an ammeter for detecting the electric current flowing from the detection terminal, and (i) when the input state detection device is in the first configuration, the input detector detects the electric currently flowing from the side of the second electrode, and (ii) when the input state detection device is in the second configuration, the input detector detects the electric currently flowing from the side of the first electrode.

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. 10,133,243

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SEAMLESS STATE TRANSFER BETWEEN USER INTERFACE DEVICES IN A MOBILE CONTROL ROOM

FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS,...

1. A system for operating a process plant, the system comprising:a unitary, logical data storage area including one or more data storage devices configured to store, using a common format, process data corresponding to the process plant, the process data including multiple types of process data selected from configuration data, measurement data, batch data, continuous data, and event data;
a first user interface device having a memory device storing first instructions operable to cause a processor of the first user interface device to dynamically generate a first user interface displaying process data;
a server coupled to the first user interface device and to the unitary, logical data storage area and operable to provide the process data to the first user interface; and
a second user interface device having a memory device storing second instructions operable to cause a processor of the second user interface device to:
initiate a transfer of state data from the first user interface device to the second user interface device;
receive from the first user interface device, in response to the initiation of the transfer of state data, state data that is (i) indicative of the state of the dynamically generated first user interface and (ii) distinct from the process data displayed by way of the first user interface; and
dynamically generate a second user interface displaying process data on the second user interface device according to the received state data indicative of the state of the dynamically generated first user interface.

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. 10,133,076

HYBRID FRESNEL LENS WITH REDUCED ARTIFACTS

FACEBOOK TECHNOLOGIES, LL...

1. A display device, comprising:a lens, defined by a first lens surface and a second lens surface opposite to the first lens surface, wherein:
a first portion of the first lens surface is defined by a smooth surface profile function;
a second portion of the first lens surface is defined by a Fresnel surface profile function;
the second portion of the first lens surface is around the first portion of the first lens surface;
the first portion and the second portion of the first lens surface are defined by a sum of two surface profile functions;
a first surface profile function of the two surface profile functions defines a smooth surface profile across the first portion and the second portion of the first lens surface;
the smooth surface profile defined by the first surface profile function corresponds to an aspheric curve; and
a second surface profile function of the two surface profile functions defines:
a smooth surface profile across the first portion of the first lens surface; and
a Fresnel surface profile across the second portion of the first lens surface; and
an array of light emitting devices coupled with the lens for outputting light through the lens.

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. 10,132,955

FIBER OPTIC ARRAY APPARATUS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method, comprising:lowering a wireline housing, wherein multiple pads are attached to the wireline housing, and wherein the multiple pads are in contact with a borehole wall;
receiving sensor information from sensors coupled to a spiral-shaped optical fiber, wherein the sensor information comprises a signal integrating at least one of a depth and an azimuth of one or more of the sensors along the spiral-shaped optical fiber, and a physical parameter measurement, and wherein the spiral-shaped optical fiber is attached to a respective pad of the multiple pads; and
determining a physical property of a material in a geological formation based on the physical parameter measurement.

US Pat. No. 10,132,905

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR A MAGNETIC RESONANCE ELASTOGRAPHY PHANTOM

Mayo Foundation for Medic...

1. A phantom for a magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) system, the phantom comprising:an MRI visible structure configured to be flexible when subjected to displacing forces;
a first plurality of supports each engaging one side of the MRI visible structure, wherein the first plurality of supports are spaced apart such that adjacent pairs of the first plurality of supports define a first distance therebetween;
a second plurality of supports each engaging another opposing side of the MRI visible structure, wherein the second plurality of supports are spaced apart such that adjacent pairs of the second plurality of supports define the first distance therebetween; and
wherein repeated motion of the second plurality of supports in a displacement direction causes displacement of the MRI visible structure to create a wave-like pattern in the MRI visible structure.

US Pat. No. 10,132,891

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ATTENUATION CORRECTION OF A SURFACE COIL IN A PET-MRI SYSTEM

General Electric Company,...

1. A PET-MRI system for imaging an object comprising:a magnetic resonance imaging sub-system that includes a surface coil that acquires magnetic resonance signals from the object;
a positron emission tomography sub-system that acquires PET emissions from the object;
an optical sensor that detects at least one of a spatial location and a shape of the surface coil;
a data processing controller that communicates with the magnetic resonance imaging sub-system, the positron emission tomography sub-system, and the optical sensor; and
wherein the data processing controller utilizes at least one of the detected spatial location and the detected shape of the surface coil to correct the acquired PET emissions for attenuation.

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. 10,132,860

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TESTING PACKAGE ASSEMBLIES

NXP USA, Inc., Austin, T...

1. A method using automated test equipment for stress testing a device under test (DUT) having a plurality of pins, the method comprising:generating a stress test pattern which independently stresses each pin of the plurality of pins, wherein the stress test pattern includes a plurality of test vectors;
applying each test vector to the plurality of pins, wherein each test vector is applied for a predetermined amount of time;
after applying all the test vectors of the stress test pattern, applying a programmable load to each pin independently and after applying each programmable load, comparing an output voltage of each pin to a predetermined voltage range to form an output vector for each pin.

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. 10,132,849

TWO WIRE POWER AND SERIAL COMMUNICATION

Simmonds Precision Produc...

1. A method of communicating power and data between an inboard computer and an outboard computer, the method comprising:driving, by the inboard computer, a power signal through a first isolation transformer;
receiving, by the outboard computer, the power signal through a second isolation transformer;
powering a processor of the outboard computer using the received power signal;
selectively connecting, by the processor of the outboard computer, a load connected across the second isolation transformer to transmit data to the inboard computer; and
monitoring, by the inboard computer, a current through the first isolation transformer to receive the data from the outboard computer.

US Pat. No. 10,132,784

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY ADJUSTING GAS SENSOR SETTINGS AND PARAMETERS

Scott Technologies, Inc.,...

1. A system for detecting the presence of a gas, comprising:a sensor portion, having a sensor processor, for sensing a target gas and providing signals indicative of the gas;
a transmitter portion for transmitting information received from the sensor portion to a network, the transmitter portion including a transmitter processor;
a variable voltage power supply associated with the transmitter portion and configured to supply voltage from the transmitter portion to the sensor portion for operation of a sensor of the sensor portion, the variable voltage power supply including a plurality of potentiometers to provide coarse and fine adjustment of the voltage supplied to the sensor portion; and
a barrier circuit for limiting at least one of current, voltage and power to the sensor portion;
the sensor processor being configured to:
determine a voltage received from the transmitter portion; and
communicate the determined voltage to the transmitter portion; and
the transmitter processor being configured to manipulate at least one of the plurality of potentiometers to adjust the voltage supplied to the sensor portion for operation of the sensor based on the determined voltage.

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. 10,132,716

METHOD FOR MEASURING MODE FIELD DIAMETER OF SINGLE-MODE FIBRE USING OPTICAL INTEGRATION TECHNIQUE EMPLOYING GRADUALLY VARIABLE APERTURE

1. A gradually variable aperture optical integrator for measuring mode field diameter (MFD) of a single-mode fibre, characterized in that the integrator comprises a light-transmitting region and a light-proof region;the light-transmitting region comprises two adjacent horn-shaped apertures extending outwardly from a geometric center of an interior of the gradually variable aperture optical integrator;
the two adjacent apertures being symmetrical with a geometric center of the gradually variable aperture optical integrator, and a boundary of the light-transmitting region satisfies the following polar coordinate formula:
?=D×[2?/(k??2?)]1/2,
wherein 1?k?5;
a maximum polar radius R of the boundary of the light-transmitting region satisfies the following formula:
R?D×tan(25°),
wherein in the two formulas, D is a perpendicular distance from a fibre end face of the single-mode fibre to the gradually variable aperture optical integrator;
a central point of the gradually variable aperture optical integrator is a polar coordinate origin;
? is a polar radius of the boundary of the apertures in the radial coordinate; and
? is a polar angle of the boundary of the apertures in the angular coordinate.

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. 10,132,702

TORQUE DETECTING DEVICE

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A torque detecting device for detecting a torsional torque between a first shaft and a second shaft based on a torsional displacement of an elastic member that coaxially connects the first shaft and the second shaft, the torque detecting device comprising:a magnet fixed to the first shaft;
a pair of magnetic yokes fixed in a state of being spaced apart from each other in an axial direction; and
a magnetic sensor that detects a magnetic flux density between the pair of magnetic yokes; wherein
the pair of magnetic yokes include opposing portions disposed opposed to the magnet and which displace in a circumferential direction with respect to the magnet when the elastic member is torsionally displaced, and wall portions disposed radially outside the opposing portions, the wall portions being disposed so as to extend from one magnetic yoke side to another magnetic yoke side and also disposed opposing each other with the magnetic sensor interposed therebetween; wherein
distal ends of the wall portions of the pair of magnetic yokes are opposing each other and the magnetic sensor is disposed between the distal ends; and
a distance between the distal ends on a radially inner side is shorter than a distance between the distal ends on the radially outer side.

US Pat. No. 10,132,696

INTEGRATED TEMPERATURE SENSOR FOR DISCRETE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. A circuit, comprising:a semiconductor die comprising a single power transistor or power diode, and at least one temperature sense diode formed close enough to the single power transistor or power diode so that a junction temperature of the at least one temperature sense diode is an accurate representation of the temperature of the single power transistor or power diode; and
an integrated circuit that is separate from the semiconductor die and operable to:
measure a first forward voltage drop of the at least one temperature sense diode under a first test condition which involves driving a first known current through the at least one temperature sense diode;
measure a second forward voltage drop of the at least one temperature sense diode under a second test condition which involves driving a second known current through the at least one temperature sense diode;
and estimate the temperature of the single power transistor or power diode based on the difference between the first and second forward voltage drop measurements,
wherein the integrated circuit comprises a first current source for generating the first known current and a second current source for generating the second known current, or a single programmable current source for generating the first and second known currents at different times,
wherein the first and second known currents driven through the at least one temperature sense diode are different.

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. 10,132,649

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. 10,132,548

SECONDARY COOLING PATH IN REFRIGERATOR

Whirlpool Corporation, B...

1. A refrigerator comprising:a fresh food compartment and a freezer compartment;
a fresh food compartment door for providing access to the fresh food compartment;
a compartment positioned remotely from the freezer compartment, the compartment comprising an icemaker and an ice storage area;
a secondary cooling path in thermal contact with the icemaker and a heat exchanger disposed within the freezer compartment, the secondary cooling path comprising a liquid coolant, wherein the liquid coolant removes heat from the icemaker via thermal contact, and wherein the heat exchanger removes heat from the liquid coolant; and
a venting conduit connected to the secondary cooling path downstream of the heat exchanger wherein the venting conduit has a first end disposed within the freezer compartment and a second end exposed to an atmosphere.

US Pat. No. 10,132,532

METHOD FOR OPERATING A COOLING SYSTEM AND A COOLING SYSTEM

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET B...

10. Cooling system in a single- or multi-stage configuration, comprising:an evaporator device configured to transfer cooling heat energy from a fluid to be cooled to a cooling agent provided in a reservoir and used in circulation by means of a heat exchanger for cooling the fluid to be cooled, and thereby at least partially evaporating the cooling agent on the heat exchanger;
a liquefying device that is fluidically connected with the evaporator device and configured to absorb/adsorb the evaporated cooling agent in a solvent;
an ejector drift/desorber device fluidically connected with the liquefying device and configured to expel the cooling agent absorbed by the solvent by expending useful heat, and
a liquefier fluidically connected with the ejector drift/desorber device and the evaporator device and configured to liquefy the expelled cooling agent and dispense the liquefied cooling agent for transfer to the evaporator device;
wherein the evaporator device is coupled to a heat supplying device configured to convey external thermal energy provided by an external heat source to the cooling agent in the reservoir, specifically in addition to and separately from the cooling heat transfer from the fluid to be cooled to the cooling agent, specifically inducing bubble formation by a pool-boiling process in conjunction with supplying the external thermal energy or intensifying bubble formation triggered by the cooling heat transfer.

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. 10,132,381

DISENGAGEABLE DAMPING ASSEMBLIES FOR MOVING AERODYNAMIC SURFACES

GOODRICH ACTUATION SYSTEM...

1. A disengagable damping assembly for use in a device having moving aerodynamic surfaces comprising:a first component comprising a back iron and at least one permanent magnet, said at least one permanent magnet providing a first magnetic field, and;
an electrically conductive second component,
said electrically conductive second component and said first component being positioned coaxially about a central axis with said at least one permanent magnet being positioned between said back iron of said first component and said electrically conductive second component ; the assembly further comprising:
means for rotating one or both of said at least one permanent magnet of said first component and said electrically conductive second component about said central axis to cause relative rotational movement between the at least one permanent magnet and second component, to thereby induce a variable magnetic flux in said electrically conductive second component and cause eddy currents to develop therein; and
means for cancelling said first magnetic field of said at least one permanent magnet to thereby disengage the damping assembly, said means for cancelling said first magnetic field of said at least one permanent magnet comprises:
at least one conductive coil wound coaxially with said at least one permanent magnet; and
means for causing a current to flow through said at least one conductive coil, to create a second magnetic field that is opposite to said first magnetic field of said at least one permanent magnet, to thereby cancel the first magnetic field of said at least one permanent magnet.

US Pat. No. 10,132,157

SYSTEM FOR DRILLING PARALLEL WELLS FOR SAGD APPLICATIONS

HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVIC...

1. A system for determining distance and direction to a target wellbore from a second wellbore being drilled, the system comprising:a conductive tubular string disposed in at least a portion of the target wellbore;
a drill string in the wellbore being drilled, the drill string carrying a measurement while drilling system;
an electric current supply disposed to excite a current flow on the target wellbore by a direct electrical connection to the conductive tubular string in the target wellbore;
an electromagnetic field sensing instrument in the second wellbore being drilled, the electromagnetic field sensing instrument including an array of electromagnetic sensors having at least two radially separated sensors being responsive to the electromagnetic field and to radial gradients of the electromagnetic field generated by the electrical current in the target wellbore; and
a processor operably coupled to the at least two radially separated sensor for computing the radial gradients of the magnetic field.

US Pat. No. 10,132,115

HEADRAIL OF A WINDOW COVERING WITH SAFETY DEVICE FOR AUTOMATICALLY ADJUSTING THE HEADRAIL MOUNTING

Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT...

1. A headrail for a window covering comprising:an extensible end cap comprising:
a mounting bracket;
a piston, wherein the piston is connected to the mounting bracket;
a floating bearing, wherein the floating bearing is connected to the piston;
a sensor for measuring the amount of pressure or force applied to the piston;
a gearbox, wherein the gearbox is disposed within the headrail, the gearbox comprising:
a motor;
a main gear comprising a plurality of external teeth, wherein the main gear is coupled to the motor;
a threaded rod comprising an external thread, wherein the plurality of external teeth of the main gear mesh with the external thread, wherein the threaded rod is coupled to the floating bearing; and
a controller, wherein the controller is electrically connected to the sensor and to the motor.

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. 10,132,078

SCREEN ASSEMBLY

Herman Miller, Inc., Zee...

1. A screen assembly comprising:a first screen including a first panel having a first recess and a first receiver positioned within the first recess, the first receiver having a first locking member and a first actuator, the first actuator operable to move the first locking member relative to the first receiver;
a second screen including a second panel having a second recess and a second receiver positioned within the second recess, the second receiver having a second locking member and a second actuator, the second actuator operable to move the second locking member relative to the second receiver; and
a connector including a body, a first contact extending from the body in a first direction, and a second contact extending from the body in a second direction, the first contact being received in the first receiver and having a first opening through which the first locking member extends, the second contact being received in the second receiver and having a second opening through which the second locking member extends,
wherein each locking member includes a cantilevered finger having a distal end that extends into the corresponding opening of the corresponding contact,
wherein the distal end of each cantilevered finger includes a flat portion, wherein the flat portion of each cantilevered finger engages an angled face of the corresponding actuator,
wherein each actuator includes a contact point on an opposite side of the actuator from the angled face, and wherein each contact point is actuatable by a user to move the distal end of the corresponding cantilevered finger out of the corresponding opening.

US Pat. No. 10,132,070

FLEXIBLE MODULAR TRENCH

Zurn Industries, LLC, Mi...

1. A flexible modular trench comprising:an open-faced channel extending along a central axis between a pair of axial ends and including a pair of axially-extending shelves connected by a trench wall, the trench wall having a smooth inner surface and a corrugated outer surface; and
wherein the corrugated outer surface has corrugations extending along a plane perpendicular to the central axis to allow for increased flexibility such that the flexible modular trench is bendable in a direction perpendicular to the central axis and each of the pair of axially-extending shelves include a plurality of support webs, which establish a support plane, and a lip extending away from the support plane.

US Pat. No. 10,132,068

URINAL SPREADER ASSEMBLY

KOHLER CO., Kohler, WI (...

10. A spreader assembly for a urinal, the spreader assembly comprising:a spreader body configured to be coupled to the urinal, the spreader body having a groove;
a spreader mat including:
a lip extending around a perimeter thereof, the lip being configured to engage the groove of the spreader body; and
a plurality of apertures configured to disperse water in a predetermined pattern; and
a spreader cover configured to retain the spreader mat position on the spreader body, the spreader cover comprising an annular side wall that is located radially outward relative to the spreader body, wherein the annular side wall includes a plurality of slots, and wherein a set of the plurality of apertures extends through each slot of the plurality of slots.

US Pat. No. 10,132,060

IMPLEMENT ORIENTATION BY IMAGE PROCESSING

Caterpillar Inc., Deerfi...

1. A system for monitoring an implement of a work machine, the system comprising:one or more image sensors mounted on the work machine configured to capture one or more images of a field of view associated with the implement; and
an implement controller in electrical communication with the image sensors, the implement controller configured to receive the images from the image sensors, identify one or more interactive targets within the images, select one of the interactive targets based on proximity, and align the implement to the selected interactive target.

US Pat. No. 10,132,056

SHOVEL

SUMITOMO(S.H.I.) CONSTRUC...

1. A shovel, comprising:a body, the body including
a lower-part traveling body; and
an upper-part turning body mounted on the lower-part traveling body;
an excavation attachment attached to the upper-part turning body;
a hydraulic cylinder configured to move the excavation attachment; and
a controller configured to prevent the shovel from being dragged by an excavation reaction force acting on the body by controlling a pressure of the hydraulic cylinder so as to prevent an increase in or reduce the excavation reaction force, during excavation work of the shovel.

US Pat. No. 10,132,053

MANHOLE COVER

THE AES CORPORATION, Arl...

1. A manhole cover, comprising:a frame located at the edges of the manhole cover which completely surrounds the manhole cover;
a plurality of slats that are spaced apart and parallel to each other;
a plurality of lateral bracings that are spaced apart and parallel to each other, wherein the lateral bracings are perpendicular to the slats; and
a hinged access portion located in the center of the manhole cover that is connected to a main portion of the manhole cover by a hinge, and all edges of the hinged access portion are spaced away from the frame,
wherein the spaces formed between the plurality of slats and the plurality of bracings, in the hinged access portion and in the main portion of the manhole cover, are completely open and configured to allow air or fluid to flow therethrough.

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. 10,132,017

FISH HOOK TYING TOOL

1. A fish hook tying tool, comprising:a hollow housing having opposed front and rear walls, the front wall having an arcuate slot defined therein;
a drive gear rotationally mounted within the hollow housing;
a lug eccentrically mounted on the drive gear and at least partially projecting through the arcuate slot defined in the front wall of the hollow housing so that manually sliding the lug along the arcuate slot rotates the drive gear;
a pinion rotationally mounted within the hollow housing and meshing with the drive gear such that rotation of the drive gear drives rotation of the pinion;
a fish hook holder having an eye and a shaft extending from the eye, the eye being adapted for removably receiving a pointed end of a fish hook and supporting the fish hook with an eye and a shank of the fish hook extending away from the holder, the shaft extending into the hollow housing, the pinion being mounted on the shaft such that the fish hook holder is slaved to rotate when the pinon is driven to rotate by the drive gear, whereby rotation of the pinion drives rotation of the fish hook holder; and
a line cutter mounted to the front wall of the hollow housing for trimming loose ends of fishing line in knots tied to the fish hook.

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. 10,132,010

UHMW PE FIBER AND METHOD TO PRODUCE

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

1. A process comprising:a) providing one or more highly oriented fibers, each of said highly oriented fibers having a tenacity of greater than 27 g/denier and having surfaces that are covered by a fiber surface finish;
b) washing the fibers to remove only a portion of the fiber surface finish from the fiber surfaces wherein a residual fiber surface finish remains on the fiber surfaces, wherein from 50% to 99.0% of the fiber surface area is exposed and not covered by the residual fiber surface finish;
c) corona treating or plasma treating the exposed fiber surfaces under conditions effective to enhance the surface energy of the fiber surfaces; and
d) applying a protective coating onto at least a portion of the treated fiber surfaces on top of said residual fiber surface finish to thereby form coated, treated fibers, wherein the protective coating comprises 3% by weight or less, based on the weight of the fiber plus the weight of the protective coating, and wherein the protective coating is applied to individual fibers.

US Pat. No. 10,131,992

SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD OF CONTROLLING SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD OF MAINTAINING SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC ...

1. A substrate processing apparatus, comprising:a reactor comprising an exhaust pipe;
one or more valves for supplying one or more processing gases to the reactor;
a storage memory device configured to store a plurality of recipes including a recipe for processing a member constituting an inner part of the reactor in which substrate processing is performed and a recipe for processing an exhaust pipe through which a gas exhausted from the reactor flows;
a display device configured to display a setting condition for executing at least one of the plurality of recipes on an operation screen;
a controller processor configured to:
calculate a film thickness value of a cumulative film that is deposited on the member constituting the inner part of the reactor or deposited inside the exhaust pipe;
select one of the plurality of recipes which is determined to meet the setting condition by comparing the calculated film thickness value and a film thickness threshold of the setting condition; and
control the one or more valves to execute the selected recipe,
wherein sequential relevance among the plurality of recipes is defined in the setting condition, and
wherein the controller processor is further configured to:
if a designated recipe that is identified based on the sequential relevance of the selected recipe exists, clear a condition value of the designated recipe regardless of whether the designated recipe meets the setting condition or does not meet the setting condition;
control the one or more valves to execute the designated recipe after executing the selected recipe; and
clear the condition value.

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. 10,131,951

ASSAY SYSTEMS FOR GENETIC ANALYSIS

ARIOSA DIAGNOSTICS, INC.,...

1. A method of detecting a presence or absence of copy number variation (CNV) in a mixed sample from a single subject, said mixed sample comprising nucleic acids from at least two sources comprising a major source and a minor source, the method comprising:a) hybridizing at least 24 first sets of two fixed sequence oligonucleotides to the nucleic acids in the mixed sample, wherein each first set of two fixed sequence oligonucleotides is complementary to a locus in a first region of interest, each first set of two fixed sequence oligonucleotides comprising universal primer regions, and wherein melting temperatures (Tms) of first fixed sequence oligonucleotides of each first set of two fixed sequence oligonucleotides vary in a range of two degrees centigrade;
b) hybridizing at least 24 second sets of two fixed sequence oligonucleotides to the nucleic acids in the mixed sample, wherein each second set of two fixed sequence oligonucleotides is complementary to a locus in a second region of interest, each second set of two fixed sequence oligonucleotides comprising universal primer regions, and wherein Tms of first fixed sequence oligonucleotides of each second set of two fixed sequence oligonucleotides vary in a range of two degrees centigrade;
c) extending one of said hybridized fixed sequence oligonucleotides of each first set of two fixed sequence oligonucleotides with a polymerase between the hybridized oligonucleotides of each first set of two fixed sequence oligonucleotides to produce adjacently hybridized fixed sequence oligonucleotides and extending one of said hybridized fixed sequence oligonucleotides of each second set of two fixed sequence oligonucleotides with a polymerase between the hybridized oligonucleotides of each second set of two fixed sequence oligonucleotides to produce adjacently hybridized fixed sequence oligonucleotides;
d) ligating the adjacently hybridized fixed sequence oligonucleotides of each first set of two fixed sequence oligonucleotides to create contiguous ligation products and ligating the adjacently hybridized fixed sequence oligonucleotides of each second set of two fixed sequence oligonucleotides to create contiguous ligation products;
e) amplifying the contiguous ligation products using the universal primer regions on each first and second sets of two fixed sequence oligonucleotides to produce amplification products;
f) detecting the amplification products; and
g) detecting a copy number variation of the first region of interest relative to the second region of interest.

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. 10,131,830

METHOD FOR PREVENTING FORMATION OF WATER-OIL EMULSIONS USING ADDITIVES

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A method of preventing formation of a water and oil emulsion in a downhole formation containing oil, the method comprising:preparing a dispersion of water and a plurality of non-functionalized nanoparticles by sonication, each nanoparticle in the plurality of nanoparticles having a size of at least 300 nanometers; and
injecting the dispersion into contact with the oil downhole, wherein presence of the plurality of nanoparticles prevents formation of an emulsion between the injected water and the oil.

US Pat. No. 10,131,803

PREPARATION METHOD OF GRAPHENE AND DISPERSED COMPOSITION OF GRAPHENE

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. A preparation method of graphene, the preparation method comprising:applying a physical force to dispersion of a carbon-based material including graphite or a derivative thereof, and a dispersant,
wherein the dispersant includes a mixture of plural kinds of polyaromatic hydrocarbon oxides, containing the polyaromatic hydrocarbon oxides having a molecular weight of 300 to 700 in a content of 70% to 95% by weight
wherein the dispersant has an oxygen content of 12 to 50% by weight, based on total element content and
the graphite or the derivative thereof is formed into a graphene flake having a thickness in nanoscale under application of the physical force.

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. 10,131,644

ARYL SULTAM DERIVATIVES AS RORC MODULATORS

Genentech, Inc., South S...

1. A compound of formula I
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,
wherein:
m is 0 or 1;
n is 0 or 1;
p is from 0 to 3;
q is 0, 1 or 2;
r is from 1 to 3;
A is:
a bond;
W is:
—CRbRc—;
Y is:
—O—; or
—CRfRg—;
Z is: CRm;
R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7 and R8 each independently is:
hydrogen; or C1-6alkyl which may be unsubstituted or substituted one or more times with halo;
R9 is
halo;
R10 is:
hydrogen;
halo; or
C1-6alkyl which may be unsubstituted or substituted one or more times with halo or oxo;
R11 is:
hydrogen;
halo; or
C1-6alkyl which may be unsubstituted or substituted one or more times with halo or oxo;
R12 is:
hydrogen;
halo; or
C1-6alkyl which may be unsubstituted or substituted one or more times with halo or oxo;
R13 is:
hydrogen; or
C1-6alkyl which may be unsubstituted or substituted one or more times with halo;
Rb, and Rc each independently is:
hydrogen; or
C1-6alkyl which may be unsubstituted or substituted one or more times with halo;
each Re is independently:
hydrogen;
C1-6alkyl;
halo;
C1-6alkoxy; or
cyano;
wherein the C1-6alkyl moieties may be unsubstituted or substituted one or more times with halo, hydroxy or C1-6alkoxy;
Rf is:
hydrogen;
halo;
C1-6alkoxy; or
C1-6alkyl which may be unsubstituted or substituted one or more times with halo, hydroxy, or C1-6alkoxy;
Rg is:
hydrogen;
C1-6alkyl;
C3-6cycloalkyl;
C3-6cycloalkenyl;
C3-6cycloalkyl-C1-6alkyl;
halo;
C1-6alkyl-carbonyl;
C3-6cycloalkyl-carbonyl;
C3-6cycloalkyl-C1-6alkyl-carbonyl;
cyano-C1-6alkyl-carbonyl;
hydroxy-C1-6alkyl-carbonyl;
C1-6alkoxy-C1-6alkyl-carbonyl;
carboxy;
N-cyano-aminocarbonyl;
N-cyano-N—C1-6alkyl-aminocarbonyl;
N—C1-6alkyl-acetimidamidyl;
N,N?-di-C1-6alkyl-acetimidamidyl;
N?-cyano-N—C1-6alkyl-acetimidamidyl;
N?-hydroxy-acetimidamidyl;
N?—C1-6alkoxy-acetimidamidyl;
N?-hydroxy-N—C1-6alkyl-acetimidamidyl;
N?—C1-6alkoxy-N—C1-6alkyl-acetimidamidyl;
2-nitro-1-N—C1-6alkylamino-vinyl; formyl;
C1-6alkyl-sulfonyl;
C3-6cycloalkyl-sulfonyl;
C3-6cycloalkyl-C1-6alkyl-sulfonyl;
C1-6alkyl-sulfonyl-C1-6alkyl;
aminocarbonyl;
carbonylamino;
N-hydroxy-aminocarbonyl;
N—C1-6alkoxy-aminocarbonyl;
N—C1-6alkyl-aminocarbonyl;
aminocarbonyl-C1-6alkyl;
N—C1-6alkyl-aminocarbonyl-C1-6alkyl;
N,N-di-C1-6alkyl-aminocarbonyl-C1-6alkyl;
C1-6alkoxy-carbonyl;
N-hydroxy-N—C1-6alkyl-aminocarbonyl;
N—C1-6alkoxy-N—C1-6alkyl-aminocarbonyl;
N,N-di-C1-6alkyl-aminocarbonyl;
aminosulfonyl;
N—C1-6alkyl-aminosulfonyl;
N,N-di-C1-6alkyl-aminosulfonyl;
cyano;
C1-6alkoxy;
C1-6alkyl-sulfonylamino;
N—C1-6alkyl-sulfonylaminocarbonyl;
N—(C1-6alkyl-sulfonyl)-N—C1-6alkyl-aminocarbonyl;
N—(C1-6alkyl-sulfonyl)-amino-C1-6alkyl; amino;
N—C1-6alkyl-amino;
N,N-di-C1-6alkyl-amino;
halo-C1-6alkyl;
phenyl;
heterocyclyl;
heteroaryl;
C1-6alkyl-carbonylamino;
carbonylamino; or
hydroxy;
wherein the C1-6alkyl moieties may be unsubstituted or substituted one or more times with halo; and
wherein the phenyl, heterocyclyl, heteroaryl, C3-6cycloalkyl, C3-6cycloalkenyl and C3-6cycloalkyl-C1-6alkyl moieties may be unsubstituted or substituted one or more times with Ri;
or Rf and Rg together may form oxo;
Rm is: C1-6alkyl;
hydroxy;
halo;
hydroxy-C1-6alkyl;
C1-6alkylsulfonyl-C1-6alkyl;
cyano;
C1-6alkylsulfonyl-amino-
C1-6alkylsulfinyl-amino-
cyano-C1-6alkyl;
cyano-C2-6alkenyl;
amino-C1-6alkyl;
C1-6alkoxy-C1-6alkyl;
C1-6alkoxy-C1-6alkoxy-C1-6alkyl;
hydroxy-C1-6alkoxy;
hydroxy-C1-6alkoxy-C1-6alkyl;
hydroxy-C1-6alkyl-amino;
C1-6alkoxy-C1-6alkyl-amino;
N-hydroxy-carboxamidinyl;
C1-6alkoxy-carbonyl-C2-6alkenyl;
amino;
N—C1-6alkylamino;
N,N-di-C1-6alkylamino;
—(CHRt)u—C(O)—NRpRq;
—(CHRs)u—O—(CHRs)v—C(O)—NRpRq;
—(CHRs)u—NRa—(CHRs)v—C(O)— NRpRq,
(CHRt)u—C(O)—Ru;
—(CHRs)u—O—(CHRs)v—C(O)—Ru; or
(CHRs)u—NRa—(CHRs)v—C(O)—Ru;
u is from 0 to 2;
v is from 0 to 2;
each Rn is independently:
hydrogen; or
C1-6alkyl;
Rp is:
hydrogen; or
C1-6alkyl;
Rq is:
hydrogen;
C1-6alkyl;
hydroxy-C1-6alkyl;
N—(C1-6alkylcarbonyl)-amino-C1-6alkyl;
C1-6alkylsulfonyl-C1-6alkyl;
amino-C1-6alkyl;
N—C1-6alkylamino-C1-6alkyl;
N,N-di-C1-6alkylamino-C1-6alkyl;
N,N-di-C1-6alkylaminocarbonyl-C1-6alkyl;
cyano-C1-6alkyl;
carboxy-C1-6alkyl;
aminocarbonyl-C1-6alkyl;
N—C1-6alkylaminocarbonyl-C1-6alkyl;
N,N-di-C1-6alkyl aminocarbonyl-C1-6alkyl;
C1-6alkylsulfonyl-C1-6alkyl; or
C1-6alkoxy-C1-6alkyl;
each Rs is independently:
hydrogen; or
C1-6alkyl;
each Rt is independently:
hydrogen;
C1-6alkyl;
halo; or
hydroxy; and
Ru is: C1-6alkyl;
C1-6alkoxy;
hydroxy;
hydroxy-C1-6alkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,131,642

ALDOSTERONE SYNTHASE INHIBITORS

Boehringer Ingelheim Inte...

1. A compound of formula I
wherein:
X is —CH2— or —O—;
R1 and R2 are independently selected from H, C1-3alkyl, —CH2-cyclopropyl, benzyl, and tetrahydropyran-4-yl, provided that R1 and R2 are not both H; or
R1 and R2 may together form a spiro cyclobutyl ring;
R3 is selected from
phenyl, optionally substituted with one to two groups independently selected from the group consisting of
—SO2C1-3alkyl, —CN, -halogen, —C(O)OH, —C(O)NR4R5, —O(CH2)2-3C(O)N(R6)(R7), —O(CH2)2S(O)(NH)CH3, and —O(CH2)2-3 SO2CH3;
wherein if R1 and/or R2 is H or C1-3alkyl, the phenyl substitution is not optional; and wherein
if the phenyl is substituted with at least one of the groups listed above, or if R1 and/or R2 is not H or C1-3alkyl, or if X is 0, the phenyl may also be optionally substituted with C1-3alkyl, or —OC1-3alkyl;
cyclopropyl;
2,3-dihydro-benzo[1,4]dioxin-6-yl;
a 4H-benzo[1,4]oxazin-3-one-6-yl;
tetrahydropyran-4-yl;
piperidin-4-yl, optionally substituted with a group selected from —C(O)CH3, —C(O)CH2OCH3, —C(O)CH2OH, —C(O)CH2SO2CH3 and —C(O)NH2;
pyridyl, optionally substituted with —OCH3;
R4 and R5 are independently selected from H and C1-3alkyl, wherein the C1-3alkyl is optionally substituted with one to two groups independently selected from —SO2CH3, —SO2NH2, OH, —OCH3, —CN and a spiro C3-5cycloalkyl group; or
R4 and R5 together with the N they are attached to may form a pyrrolidine, piperidine or piperazine ring, optionally substituted with one to two groups independently selected from —OH, —SO2CH3, —CH3 and oxo;
R6 and R7 are independently selected from H and CH3; or together with the N they are attached to may form a pyrrolidine ring, optionally substituted with —OH;
or pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,131,574

ANTIMICROBIAL GLASS ARTICLES AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING SAME

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. A method of making an antimicrobial glass article, the method comprising:providing a glass substrate;
forming a compressive stress layer that extends inward from a surface of the glass substrate to a first depth;
forming an antimicrobial ionic silver-containing region that extends inward from the surface of the glass substrate to a second depth, the surface of the glass substrate containing a haze-inducing residue containing ionic silver; and
chemically cleaning the glass substrate after the forming steps by contacting the glass substrate with a cleaning solution at an ambient temperature for less than or equal to about 15 minutes to remove the haze-inducing residue containing ionic silver from the surface of the glass substrate, wherein the cleaning solution comprises any one of:
ammonium hydroxide and hydrogen peroxide in water;
about 0.01 wt % to about 5 wt % sodium chloride in water, and
about 0.01 wt % to about 5 wt % citric acid in water.

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. 10,131,545

AMMONIA SYNTHESIS METHOD AND CATALYST FOR AMMONIA SYNTHESIS

NIPPON SHOKUBAI CO., LTD....

1. A method for synthesizing ammonia,comprising the steps of:
introducing at least nitrogen and hydrogen as a raw material gas between a pair of electrodes in a reactor for synthesizing ammonia that comprises the pair of electrodes, a catalyst between the electrodes, a raw material gas inlet port, and an ammonia-containing gas discharge port, wherein the catalyst comprises a zirconium complex oxide and a catalytically-active component, wherein the zirconium complex oxide comprises zirconium oxide and cerium oxide, and wherein the catalytically-active component comprises Ru, and
applying a voltage to the electrodes of the reactor for synthesizing ammonia, wherein electrical discharge does not occur by the voltage.

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. 10,131,529

MODULAR DISPENSING SYSTEM

PepsiCo, Inc., Purchase,...

15. A modular dispensing system comprising:at least a first dispensing head and a second dispensing head at a counter, a transfer unit located in a back room remote from the counter, piping comprising a main micro bundle pipe, the main micro bundle located downstream of the transfer unit and extending from the transfer unit to the counter, the transfer unit comprising a central reconstitution factory system, the central reconstitution factory system comprising at least a first mixing chamber corresponding to a first predetermined beverage, and at least a second mixing chamber corresponding to a second predetermined beverage, the central reconstitution factory configured to combine water with at least a first highly concentrated beverage ingredient corresponding to a first beverage in the first mixing chamber to form a first reconstituted mixture, the central reconstitution factory configured to combine water with at least a second highly concentrated beverage ingredient corresponding to a second beverage in the second mixing chamber to form a second reconstituted mixture, wherein the main micro bundle pipe comprises a first reconstituted mixture line configured to convey the first reconstituted mixture to a first dispensing head, and a second reconstituted mixture line configured to convey the second reconstituted mixture to the second dispensing head, wherein the first mixing chamber comprises separate first, second, third and fourth inlets, wherein the first inlet corresponds to a first water supply line, the second inlet corresponds to a first sweetener supply line, the third inlet corresponds to a first acid supply line, and the fourth inlet corresponds to a first flavor supply line, wherein the second mixing chamber comprises separate first, second, third and fourth inlets, wherein the first inlet corresponds to a second water supply line, the second inlet corresponds to a second sweetener supply line, the third inlet corresponds to a second acid supply line, and the fourth inlet corresponds to a second flavor supply line.

US Pat. No. 10,131,459

CONTAINER SLEEVING METHOD AND DEVICE

FUJI SEAL INTERNATIONAL, ...

1. A container sleeving method for arranging sleeves around a plurality of containers, the method comprising:transporting the plurality of containers past by a sleeve discharge unit;
shooting a plurality of sleeves of heat shrinkable foil from the sleeve discharge unit towards respective containers of the plurality of containers;
arranging a sleeve of the plurality of sleeves shot by the sleeve discharge unit around a containers transported past by the sleeve discharge unit;
detecting whether the sleeve has been correctly arranged around the container; and
if the sleeve has not been arranged correctly around the container, continuing transporting one or more subsequent containers of the plurality of containers by the sleeve discharge unit and discontinuing shooting one or more sleeves of the plurality of sleeves towards the containers.

US Pat. No. 10,131,455

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR INDUCTION SEALING OF CONVEYED WORKPIECES

SONOCO DEVELOPMENT, INC.,...

1. A multiple-head induction sealer for inductively sealing each of a series of workpieces being conveyed along a conveyance direction and adjacent to the sealer, the sealer comprising:(a) a first induction head and at least one additional, second induction head, arranged along the conveyance direction;
(b) the first induction head comprising a first coil and a first core and defining a first magnetic axis, the second induction head comprising a second coil and a second core and defining a second magnetic axis;
(c) each of the first and second induction heads being configured and arranged to induce eddy currents through the entirety of each workpiece; and
(d) the first magnetic axis has a non-zero first angle in relation to the conveyance direction and the second magnetic axis has a non-zero second angle in relation to the conveyance direction, wherein the first angle and the second angle are different, such that each workpiece is exposed to a plurality of differently oriented electromagnetic fields as the workpiece is conveyed along the conveyance direction.

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. 10,131,368

STEERING BOGIE FOR RAILCAR

KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIK...

1. A steering bogie for a railcar,the steering bogie comprising:
a bogie frame supporting a carbody of the railcar;
a wheelset including an axle and wheels, the axle extending in a car width direction, the wheels being provided at both respective sides of the axle; and
a steering device that presses the wheel to steer the wheelset with respect to the bogie frame,
the steering device including at least one steering unit,
the at least one steering unit including
a pressing member that separably contacts the wheel to press the wheel, and
a power mechanism that causes the pressing member to contact and separate from the wheel, wherein
the steering device steers the wheelset by the pressing member pressing the wheel by power of the power mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,131,354

ENGINE SPEED STABILIZATION

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A vehicle comprising:an engine; and
a controller configured to,
responsive to application of an accelerator pedal during engine braking, start a timer having a duration defined by a charge limit of a traction battery and during which the engine braking is maintained and a predetermined rate of change speed limit of the engine is reduced; and
responsive to expiration of the duration of the timer, increase the predetermined rate of change speed limit.

US Pat. No. 10,131,293

AUTOMOBILE POWER SUPPLY DEVICE

AutoNetworks Technologies...

1. An automobile power supply device comprising:a plate-shaped metal wiring configured to supply electric power from a battery that is installed in an engine room of a vehicle body to a vehicle interior, a partition wall separating the engine room from the vehicle interior, wherein the partition includes an aperture for receiving the plate-shaped metal wiring, and
a base that is electrically insulating, and holds the metal wiring on the vehicle body, the base having a recessed ridge that is open upward so as to define a pair of side surfaces that face each other, and supporting grooves disposed on each of the side surfaces, the supporting grooves configured to hold an opposite side of the plate-shaped metal wiring.

US Pat. No. 10,131,226

HUMAN PERCEPTION TEST SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF

PRIMAX ELECTRONICS LTD., ...

1. A human perception test system, which performs a human perception test by using an electronic device, wherein the system comprises:a display module;
a micro control unit;
a memory unit, configured to store a human perception test program; and
a control unit, wherein
the micro control unit executes the human perception test program and presents on the display module a human perception test interface; the human perception test interface is configured to display a graphic box and an arbitrarily moving graphic; a user operates the control unit to control the graphic box, so that the graphic box and the graphic perform synchronous displacement; when the period of time of the synchronous displacement is equal to a preset time value, two moving speeds of the graphic box within the period of time of the synchronous displacement are acquired; and the micro control unit determines, according to an absolute value of a difference between the two moving speeds, whether the user succeeds in the human perception test.

US Pat. No. 10,131,152

INKJET PRINTER

BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI K...

1. An inkjet printer comprising:a printer body;
an ink container provided in the printer body; and
a cover member pivotally connected to the printer body by a pivot shaft and pivotable between a first position, in which the cover member is opened with respect to the printer body, and a second position, in which the cover member covers the printer body,
wherein the ink container further comprises:
an ink containing portion configured to contain ink to be supplied to the printer body, a top portion of the ink containing portion including a port through which ink is poured into the ink containing portion;
a sealing member configured to seal the port;
a frame portion configured to accommodate the ink containing portion; and
a cover portion pivotally connected to the frame portion and pivotable about a first pivot axis between a maximum opened position and a closed position with respect to the frame portion,
wherein
one of a first opposing surface of the cover member and a second opposing surface of the cover portion is provided with a protrusion, and the other of the first opposing surface and the second opposing surface is provided with a recess portion, the first opposing surface facing the ink container, the second opposing surface facing the cover member,
when the cover portion is in the closed position and the cover member is in the second position, a distance between the protrusion and the pivot shaft is equal to a distance between the recess portion and the pivot shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,131,036

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MANUFACTURING ELASTIC ABRASIVE METHOD FOR BLASTING THE ELASTIC ABRASIVE INCLUDING METHOD FOR RECYCLING THE ELASTIC ABRASIVE AND DEVICE FOR BLASTING THE ELASTIC ABRASIVE INCLUDING DEVICE FOR RECYCLING THE ELASTIC ABRASIVE

FUJI MANUFACTURING CO., L...

1. A method for recycling elastic abrasives in a circulation-type blasting in which each elastic abrasive comprising a core made of an elastic material having adhesiveness at least on a surface of the core and abrasive grains attached to the surface of the core is ejected into a blasting chamber, then recovered and recycled thereby reused, thereby a circulation system of the elastic abrasives is formed, comprising:a mixing step for mixing new abrasive grains and recovered elastic abrasives each of which having its respective core and an exposed part where abrasive grains have fallen off from its respective surface of its respective core in a compressed gas flow by introducing then joining a predetermined amount of the new abrasive grains into the compressed gas flow to generate a mixed flow, then introducing and joining a predetermined amount of the recovered elastic abrasives the mixed flow to generate a solid-gas biphase flow for evenly attaching the new abrasive grains to each of the exposed part of the surface of the core without aggregation of the core; and
a combining unit composed of a conduit having a bent space formed into a curved shape of which radius of curvature is gradually decreased and curvature is increased as extending from an upstream side to a downstream side to which the solid-gas biphase flow including the recovered elastic abrasives each of which has the core having the surface to which the new abrasive grains are attached in the mixing unit is introduced then the new abrasive grains attached to each of the surface of the core of the recovered elastic abrasive are pressed and combined to each of the surface of the core of the recovered elastic abrasive to obtain recycled elastic abrasives.

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. 10,130,511

ADAPTIVE LASER SYSTEM FOR OPHTHALMIC SURGERY

Board of Trustees of Mich...

1. An ophthalmic surgical laser system comprising:an ophthalmic laser emitting at least one unamplified laser pulse, each having a duration less than 150 fs with an output less than 2 ?J and a repetition rate greater than 0.5 MHz, the ophthalmic laser being one of: a direct diode pumped laser, and a Yb doped gain medium laser;
at least one optic changing a characteristic of the pulse between the ophthalmic laser and a target focal point;
the at least one optic further comprising at least one of:
(a) a pulse shaper which assists in correcting nonlinear spectral phase distortions in the pulse to reduce undesired bubbles otherwise created by surgical ophthalmical use of the pulse; and
(b) a diffraction optic for diffracting colors in the pulse, a collimating optic for collimating the colors in the pulse and a focusing optic focusing the colors in the pulse at the target focal point at a desired spectral focusing depth;
a programmable controller;
a detector connected to the programmable controller;
the at least one laser pulse scanning across a portion of an eye by a scanner and the detector collecting a nonlinear optical signal based on the laser pulse scan; and
the laser, detector and controller causing nonlinear optical imaging of the portion of the eye, instead of using optical coherent tomography, to create a three dimensional map to assist in guiding subsequent eye surgery tailored to the that specific eye using subsequent laser pulses.

US Pat. No. 10,130,427

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR POSITIONING AN ELONGATE MEMBER INSIDE A BODY

Auris Health, Inc., Redw...

1. A method for robotically navigating first and second coaxial elongate members into a target anatomy of a patient, the method comprising:advancing the first elongate member toward the target anatomy;
advancing the second elongate member over a distal tip of the first elongate member;
applying tension to one or more pullwires to articulate a distal tip of the second elongate member to direct the distal tip of the first elongate member toward the target anatomy;
advancing the distal tip of the first elongate member into the target anatomy;
after advancing the distal tip of the first elongated member into the target anatomy advancing the second elongate member over the first elongate member and into the target anatomy; and
releasing the tension on the one or more pullwires of the second elongate member while advancing the second elongate member into the target anatomy.

US Pat. No. 10,130,420

CATHETER WITH MEMBRANED SPINES FOR PULMONARY VEIN ISOLATION

Biosense Webster (Israel)...

1. A method of using a catheter that includesan elongated catheter shaft having at least one lumen therethrough, the catheter shaft defining a longitudinal axis; and
a distal electrode assembly having:
a plurality of spines situated around the longitudinal axis, each spine having a free distal end and a proximal end anchored in the catheter shaft, each spine having at least one ring electrode; and
a membrane member spanning over at least a portion of each spine, the membrane member having a first surface with at least one surface electrode,
wherein the membrane member defines a distal concavity when the distal electrode assembly is out of tissue contact and the membrane member defines a distal convexity when the distal electrode assembly is in tissue contact; the method comprising the steps of:
positioning the distal electrode assembly on an ostium with the distal concavity facing the ostium, the distal ends of the spines in contact with tissue generally surrounding the ostium, and the membrane member spanning across the ostium; and
advancing the distal electrode assembly into the ostium by pushing distally on the catheter shaft to flex the spines and invert the membrane member within the ostium, thereby placing the at least one surface electrode in contact with the ostium.

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. 10,130,345

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR TRACKING ROBOTICALLY CONTROLLED MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS

Auris Health, Inc., Redw...

1. A robotic system configured to manipulate a tool within a patient's anatomy, the system comprising:the tool comprising a shape sensor that senses a shape of at least a portion of the tool while within the patient's anatomy;
a robotic drive system comprising at least one actuator, the robotic drive system coupled to the tool and configured to articulate the tool within the patient's anatomy and
a controller configured to register a sensor reference frame and a 3-dimensional (3D) model, reference frame based on the shape of the tool and features of a 3D model of the patient's anatomy, the controller also being configured to direct the robotic drive system based on the registration.

US Pat. No. 10,130,335

ULTRASONIC DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM

SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD....

1. An ultrasound diagnostic system, comprising:a probe including a plurality of transducer elements;
a portable ultrasound diagnostic device including a first channel board configured to perform beamforming of at least one of signals transmitted to or received from the plurality of transducer elements, by using less number of channels than the plurality of transducer elements;
a docking device on which the portable ultrasound diagnostic device is detachably mounted, including a second channel board configured to perform beamforming of at least one of the signals transmitted to or received from the plurality of transducer elements, by using an equal number of channels as the plurality of transducer elements, wherein a resolution is increased by a user setting to increase a maximum number of channels for beamforming in a range of a maximum number of channels of the first channel board to a maximum number of channels of the second channel board by one of using both the first and second channel boards and using the second channel boards only; and
an image processing unit receiving at least one ultrasound echo signal received by the second channel board, and generating an ultrasound image by using a plurality of ultrasound echo signals including the at least one ultrasound echo signal received by the second channel board, number of the plurality of ultrasound echo signals used for generating the ultrasound image is more than ultrasound echo signals received and collected by the first channel board.

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. 10,130,289

PULSE AND CONFIDENCE INDICATOR DISPLAYED PROXIMATE PLETHYSMOGRAPH

Masimo Corporation, Irvi...

1. A method of indicating signal quality in an electronic patient monitor when a displayed plethysmograph alone may not be a sufficient visual indicator, the method comprising:electronically receiving a sensor output signal indicative of light attenuated by pulsing blood of a patient;
determining with a signal processor plethysmographic data responsive to said sensor output signal;
determining with said signal processor a measurement of confidence that said plethysmographic data accurately reflects physiological parameters occurring in said patient;
displaying said plethysmographic data on a display of a patient monitoring device;
displaying a visual indicator in proximity to said plethysmographic data; and
modifying a color of said visual indicator, said modification responsive to said measurement of confidence.

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. 10,130,242

STEERABLE MEDICAL DEVICE

Boston Scientific Scimed,...

1. A method for adjusting a length of a shaft of a medical device, the method comprising:manipulating a proximal assembly of the medical device, the proximal assembly being coupled to a proximal end of the shaft, wherein manipulating the proximal assembly includes:
moving a first member of the proximal assembly relative to a second member of the proximal assembly, the first member being coupled to the proximal end of the shaft, to adjust a distance between a distal end of the shaft and a distal end of the second member, and
fixing the first member relative to the second member to set the distance between the distal end of the shaft and the distal end of the second member.

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. 10,130,085

SPOOL BRAKE DEVICE FOR DUAL-BEARING REEL

SHIMANO INC., Sakai, Osa...

1. A spool brake device for a dual-bearing reel, the spool brake device comprising:a spool brake configured to electrically brake a spool during a releasing of a fishing line by applying a braking force to the spool;
a rotation detector configured to electrically detect a rotation of the spool; and
a spool controller configured
to determine whether a terminal tackle has landed on water based on an output from the rotation detector after a starting of a casting, and to control the spool brake such that the braking force is maintained at a magnitude when a determination that the terminal tackle has landed on water, the magnitude equal to a magnitude of the braking force at a point of time the determination is made that the terminal tackle has landed on water.

US Pat. No. 10,130,074

POOP PICKUP TOOL

1. Poop pickup tool comprising:a first elongate flexible panel;
a second elongate flexible panel;
a handle sheet holding member;
a first panel retaining bracket;
a second panel retaining bracket;
a frame retaining bracket;
said first and second elongate flexible panel both having a diamond shaped frame member at their distal end;
said second elongate flexible panel having a hand grip portion at its proximal end;
said second elongate panel having outwardly extending tabs that receive and secure said first panel retaining bracket and said first elongate panel having outwardly extending tabs that receive and secure said second panel retaining bracket allowing said first elongate panel to slide over said second elongate panel;
said first elongate panel having an integral perpendicularly disposed handle bracket portion;
said handle sheet holding member fixed to said handle bracket portion;
said frame retaining bracket fixedly attached to said second elongate panel at the lower end of said diamond shaped frame member; and so that a user can place said first and second diamond shaped frame members over a plastic sheet that covers a portion of poop residing within the confines of said first and second frame members and then slide said first elongate flexible panel backward to trap said plastic sheet and enclosed poop between the rear portion of said first diamond shaped frame member and the front most portion of said second diamond shaped frame member.

US Pat. No. 10,130,041

BALER WITH AUTOMATED EJECTION OF BALES

AGCO Corporation, Duluth...

1. A system for ejecting a bale from a baler using an automatic ejection procedure with input from a remote operator located on a tractor, wherein the baler includes a forming chamber containing the bale and having a discharge outlet, a chute located adjacent to the discharge outlet, and a plurality of ejector teeth configured to selectively retract from and project into the forming chamber, the system comprising:an electronic control unit configured to receive input signals and send control signals and thereby control the substantially automatic ejection procedure;
a bale chute sensor configured to provide a first input signal to the electronic control unit regarding a position of the chute, wherein the electronic control unit is configured to determine whether the chute is in a proper chute position, and if the chute is not in the proper chute position, the electronic control unit is configured to send a first control signal to cause the chute to move to the proper chute position;
the electronic control unit is further configured to send a second control signal to cause one or more of the plurality of ejector teeth to project into the forming chamber to engage the bale,
the electronic control unit is further configured to send a third control signal to cause the one or more of the plurality of ejector teeth to move from a back position toward the discharge outlet, wherein this movement of the one or more of the plurality of ejector teeth engaging the bale causes the bale to move toward and through the discharge outlet and through the chute; and
a drop sensor configured to provide a second input signal to the electronic control unit regarding whether the bale has been fully ejected from the chute, and if the bale has been fully ejected from the chute, the electronic control unit is configured to send a fourth control signal to cause the one or more of the plurality of ejector teeth to return to the back position and stop, and if the bale has not been fully ejected from the chute, the electronic control unit is configured to send the fourth control signal to return the one or more of the plurality of ejector teeth to the back position and then resends the third control signal.

US Pat. No. 10,130,028

FLUID APPLICATION SYSTEMS INCLUDING PRESSURE DAMPENERS

CAPSTAN AG SYSTEMS, INC.,...

1. A seed planting system for dispensing fluid on or adjacent to seeds dispensed from the system, the system comprising:a seed dispenser configured to dispense seeds through at least one of a plurality of seed dispensing outlets and into a furrow;
a manifold defining an internal passageway for fluid flow therethrough;
a plurality of nozzles connected in fluid communication with the internal passageway, each nozzle of the plurality of nozzles located proximate to a respective one of the plurality of seed dispensing outlets;
a plurality of electrically actuated valves configured to control fluid flow through the plurality of nozzles, each valve of the plurality of electrically actuated valves connected in fluid communication between the internal passageway and a corresponding one of the plurality of nozzles; and
a pressure dampener connected to an end of the manifold and configured to dampen fluctuations in fluid pressure within the internal passageway.
US Pat. No. 10,131,611

PROCESS FOR THE HYDRODECHLORINATION OF A FEED COMPRISING DICHLOROACETIC ACID

Akzo Nobel Chemicals Inte...

1. A process for catalytic hydrodechlorination of dichloroacetic acid, wherein hydrogen gas is contacted with a liquid feed comprising dichloroacetic acid and monochloroacetic acid in the presence of a catalyst to form a product stream comprising monochloroacetic acid and an off gas stream comprising hydrogen chloride and hydrogen, and wherein the product stream is contacted with nitrogen gas so as to remove hydrogen gas present in the product stream, wherein hydrodechlorination takes place in a vertical tubular reactor.
US Pat. No. 10,130,100

CONTROL OF ARTHROPOD INFESTATION USING PARTICLES COMPRISING AN ENTOMOPATHOGEN AND WAX

Exosect Limited, Winches...

1. A method of using a composite particle for control of grain storage pests comprising:applying a plurality of composite particles to a grain storage facility,
wherein said composite particle consists essentially of:i) a hydrophobic particle that adheres to the cuticle of at least one species of a grain storage arthropod; andii) an effective amount of spores of an entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana, strain IMI 398548, that adhere to the hydrophobic particle and are capable of germinating on the cuticle of the at least one species of a grain storage arthropod and providing an effective mortality for said species when germinated.
US Pat. No. 10,130,628

TREATMENT OF JOINT PAIN

UNITY BIOTECHNOLOGY, INC....

1. A method for treating osteoarthritis, comprising administering to an osteoarthritic joint in a subject a pharmaceutical composition that contains a therapeutically effective amount of a senolytic agent defined as (4-[(4S,5R)-4,5 bis(4-chlorophenyl)-4,5-dihydro-2-[4-methoxy-2-(1-methylethoxy)phenyl]-1H-imidazol-1-yl]carbonyl]-2-piperazinone) (Nutlin-3A) or a salt thereof, in a pharmaceutically compatible excipient.
US Pat. No. 10,130,120

USE OF PECTIN OR OTHER ANIONIC POLYMERS IN THE STABILIZATION AND CONTROLLED RELEASE OF NICOTINE IN ORAL SENSORIAL TOBACCO PRODUCTS OR NICOTINE CONTAINING NON-TOBACCO ORAL SENSORIAL PRODUCTS

Altria Client Services LL...

1. A process for stabilizing nicotine and/or preventing nicotine oxidation in a nicotine containing oral sensorial product consisting essentially of:mixing about 1% to about 30% nicotine with about 70% to about 99% pectin, wherein the nicotine and the pectin form a complex whereby the nicotine is stabilized and/or prevented from oxidation; and,
incorporating the complex of nicotine and pectin in an oral sensorial product that is a lit-end cigarette, an electrically heated cigarette, snus, dry snuff, moist snuff, a pouched product, or a wrapper, wherein said products do not comprise gum or tobacco.
US Pat. No. 10,130,649

SYNERGISTIC ENHANCEMENT OF THE DELIVERY OF NUCLEIC ACIDS VIA BLENDED FORMULATIONS

TRANSLATE BIO, INC., Lex...

1. A method of delivering a messenger RNA (mRNA) to a subject, comprising administering to the subject a single pharmaceutical composition comprising a blend of at least a first and a second separately formed, non-identical lipid nanoparticle, each lipid nanoparticle comprising an mRNA and one or more PEG-modified lipids,wherein the first lipid nanoparticle comprises a first cationic lipid and the second lipid nanoparticle comprises a second cationic lipid;
wherein the first cationic lipid and the second cationic lipid are non-identical; and
wherein expression of a protein or peptide encoded by the mRNA following the administration of the pharmaceutical composition to the subject exceeds expression of the protein or peptide encoded by the otherwise identical amount of mRNA administered with the first lipid nanoparticle but without the second lipid nanoparticle by at least about two-fold.
US Pat. No. 10,131,932

METHOD FOR ASSAYING A PROTEASE

McMaster University, Ham...

1. An activated protease substrate comprising a detectable label linked to a cleavage sequence for the protease by C-terminal and N-terminal spacers that form a beta-sheet, wherein the detectable label emits a first signal associated with the substrate and second signal associated with a cleaved substrate product.
US Pat. No. 10,131,952

MIRNA BIOMARKERS FOR MONITORING BONE MARROW RECONSTITUTION

Ohio State Innovation Fou...

1. A method for monitoring hematopoietic reconstitution or suppression in a subject, comprising quantifying the levels of circulating miR-150 in a cell-free blood sample from a subject recipient of a population of hematopoietic stem cells, wherein the levels of circulating miR-150 in the sample is a measure of hematopoietic reconstitution or suppression.
US Pat. No. 10,131,713

HER2/NEU-SPECIFIC ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF USING SAME

MacroGenics, Inc., Rockv...

1. A method of treating a HER2/neu-expressing cancer in a patient having a cancer, comprising administering to said patient a therapeutically effective amount of an antibody that binds human HER2/neu and comprises:(A) an immunoglobulin light chain comprising an amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2; and
(B) an immunoglobulin heavy chain comprising an amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 11.
US Pat. No. 10,130,713

COCRYSTALLINE DHEA FORMULATIONS

THE METHODIST HOSPITAL, ...

1. A composition formulated to produce a supersaturated intestinal solution, said composition comprising:dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), wherein the DHEA is a polymorph form I (FI) or polymorph form II (FII); and
a crystalline coformer selected from the group consisting of fructose and maleic acid, wherein the DHEA and the coformer are in an approximately 1:1 molar stoichiometric ratio; and wherein said supersaturated intestinal solution is maintained at between 50 micrograms/ml and 236 micrograms/ml for between 60 minutes and 240 minutes.

US Pat. No. 10,136,495

TWO-LEVEL LED SECURITY LIGHT WITH MOTION SENSOR

1. A two level LED security light, comprising:a light emitting unit;
a photo sensor unit;
a motion sensor unit;
a loading and power control unit;
a power supply unit further comprising a first power source and a second power source; and
a time setting unit;
wherein the light emitting unit comprises an unidirectional semiconductor switching device electrically connected in series with a LED lamp;
wherein the loading and power control unit comprises a controller electrically coupled with the unidirectional semiconductor switching device, the photo sensor unit and the motion sensor unit respectively;
wherein the controller is operated in conjunction with a power switching circuitry for selecting and connecting at least one of the first power source and the second power source to the light emitting unit for powering the LED lamp;
wherein when the first power source is connected to the light emitting unit, the controller activates a first subroutine to output a first pulse width modulation signal to control a conduction state or a cutoff state of the unidirectional semiconductor switching device to deliver a first average electric current to the LED lamp to perform a first illumination mode according to signals received from the photo sensor unit and the motion sensor unit;
wherein when an ambient light detected by the photo sensor unit is lower than a first predetermined value of an environmental light intensity, the loading and power control unit activates the motion sensor unit for detecting motion intrusions;
wherein when the ambient light detected by the photo sensor unit is higher than a second predetermined value of the environmental light intensity, the loading and power control unit operates to deactivate the motion sensor unit and manages to cutoff the conduction of the unidirectional semiconductor switching device;
wherein when a motion intrusion is detected by the motion sensor unit, the loading and power control unit manages to conduct the unidirectional semiconductor switching device to deliver a first average electric current to drive the LED lamp for generating a first level illumination;
wherein when the second power source is connected to the light emitting unit, the controller activates a second subroutine to output a second pulse width modulation signal to control the conduction state or the cutoff state of the unidirectional semiconductor switching device to deliver a second average electric current to drive the LED lamp for generating a second illumination mode according to signals received from the photo sensor unit and the motion sensor unit;
wherein when the ambient light detected by photo sensor unit is lower than the first predetermined value of the environmental light intensity, the loading and power control unit activates the motion sensor unit for detecting motion intrusions;
wherein when the ambient light detected by the photo sensor unit is higher than the second predetermined value of the environmental light intensity, the loading and power control unit operates to deactivate the motion sensor unit and manages to cutoff the conduction of the unidirectional semiconductor switching device;
wherein when the motion intrusion is detected by the motion sensor unit, the loading and power control unit manage to conduct the unidirectional semiconductor switching device to deliver a second average electric current to drive the LED lamp for generating a second level illumination;
wherein the time setting unit is electrically coupled to the controller for adjusting and setting a time duration of the first level illumination and the second level illumination.

US Pat. No. 10,136,478

HOB DEVICE

1. A cooktop apparatus, comprising:a switching unit having a switching unit switch, the switching unit interpreting and establishing a current supply supplying a current generated from a mains voltage during an operating process,
a first switch receiving the current, the first switch being separate from the switching unit switch,
a controller which controls the switching unit during the operating process such that the switching unit interrupts the current during a first time interval which has a duration of less than half a period of the mains voltage, with the controller causing the current to be established during the operating process immediately before and immediately after the first time interval and causing the first switch to switch during the first time interval at a starting point and an end point, with the starting point and the end point located within the first time interval,
wherein the first time interval has a duration of about eight milliseconds.

US Pat. No. 10,136,472

TERMINAL FOR MECHANICAL SUPPORT OF A HEATING ELEMENT

Plansee SE, Reutte (AT) ...

1. A terminal for mechanical support of a heating element in a MOCVD reactor, comprising a base device, a mounting device, the mounting device being configured to mechanically support the heating element in the MOCVD reactor, and a support device connecting the base device to the mounting device, said support device being a leaf spring having two or more leaves disposed at a spacing distance from one another and arranged in a substantially parallel orientation, said support device allowing displacement of the heating element about a single main elastic direction being oriented substantially along a radial direction defined by a planar extension of the heating element when mounted at the mounting device, and wherein a material of the terminal comprises at least 90% by weight of a refractory metal selected from a group consisting of tungsten, an alloy of tungsten, molybdenum, and an alloy of molybdenum.

US Pat. No. 10,136,443

MECHANISM AND APPARATUS TO PERFORM COOPERATIVE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN WIRELESS NETWORKS

NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWO...

1. A method, comprising:regulating fill and drain phases for a downloading session, to meet just in time delivery,
wherein the regulating is performed by a user equipment based on parameters provided by a network, the parameters comprising
a time quantum parameter setting a time period defining a fill phase during which the user equipment is to perform downloading, and
a variation parameter that defines
a first condition wherein the just in time delivery is not available, and conditions for the download is dependent on the user equipment and a video server application,
a second condition wherein the user equipment implements fair policy network usage, and
a third condition wherein the user equipment uses the time period of the time quantum parameter to a maximum possible potential to download as much as possible during the time period, and
wherein the just in time delivery is based on a combination of available bandwidth, location of the user equipment, and historical information about throughput based on time or location.

US Pat. No. 10,136,433

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ADAPTIVE TRANSMISSION TIME INTERVAL (TTI) STRUCTURE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method of communicating data in a wireless channel, the method comprising:sending, by a base station, a first data to a first user equipment (UE) through a first transmission time interval (TTI) of a first downlink channel within a radio frame, wherein the first transmission time interval has a first transmission time interval length; and
sending, by the base station, a second data to a second UE through a second TTI of a second downlink channel within the radio frame, wherein the second TTI has a second TTI length that is different than the first TTI length, wherein the first downlink channel carries a first uplink related (UL-related) control channel indicating uplink control information to the first UE, the second downlink channel carries a second UL-related control channel indicating uplink control information to the second UE,
wherein a periodicity of the first UL-related control channel is different than a periodicity of the second UL-related control channel, and
wherein the first TTI corresponds to a first frequency band of a first time-frequency region, and the second TTI corresponds to a second frequency band of a second time-frequency region, the first time-frequency region occupying a different bandwidth partition than the second time-frequency region.

US Pat. No. 10,136,428

RESOURCE ALLOCATION METHOD FOR COMMUNICATION BETWEEN TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING TERMINALS IN COMMUNICATION SYSTEM SUPPORTING DIRECT DEVICE-TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATION AND APPARATUS FOR SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a transmission user equipment (Tx UE) to transmit a signal to a reception user equipment (Rx UE) in a wireless communication system supporting device-to-device (D2D) communication, the method comprising:receiving resource allocation information related to the D2D communication from an eNB;
transmitting one or more sets of control information (SA) for the D2D communication and corresponding data to the Rx UE based on the resource allocation information received from the eNB,
wherein a time domain location at which the one or more sets of SA and corresponding data are transmitted comprises a prescribed time domain pattern based on the resource allocation information received from the eNB,
wherein the transmitting comprises determining a frequency domain location at which the one or more sets of SA and a frequency domain location at which the corresponding data are transmitted by:
(1) a first type hopping pattern determined by NULRB-NHO-(NULRB mod 2), or
(2) a second type hopping pattern determined by NULRB-NHO, or by NULRB,
wherein the NULRB corresponds to the to a number of frequency domain resource blocks capable of being used for transmitting the one or more sets of SA and corresponding data, and
wherein the NHO corresponds to a first hopping parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,136,424

EXTENDED DSME MAC FOR LOW POWER UTILITY MONITORING SERVICE

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A method of communicating between nodes in a network with a multi-superframe structure, the method comprising:requesting with at least one of said nodes an association at the network by requesting a Deterministic and Synchronous Multichannel Extension (DSME)-Guaranteed Time Slot (GTS) by transmitting an Association Request command for the association; and
receiving a response for the request from the network;
wherein the node includes a configuration unit for configuring a superframe order (SO), a beacon order (BO), and a multi-superframe order (MO), which are related by the following equation:
SO?MO?[BO+len(BSN)],
wherein the len(BSN) denotes a value related to a body sensor network (BSN), and a value of the MO is configured to be larger than a value of the BO,
wherein the Association Request command comprises a DSME Association Type field and an Extended DSME-GTS Allocation field, and
wherein if at least one of the nodes requesting the association requests DSME-GTS during the association, the DSME Association Type field is set to one.

US Pat. No. 10,136,389

SELF-DIRECT M2M (MACHINE-TO-MACHINE) COMMUNICATION BASED USER'S DAILY ACTIVITY LOGGING AND ANALYZING SYSTEM WITH WEARABLE AND PERSONAL MOBILE DEVICES

KYUNGPOOK NATIONAL UNIVER...

1. A health care system comprising proximity-based neighbor device wake-up and automatic user identification function, the health care system comprising:a health or wellness service unit; and
a plurality of user terminals;
wherein the health or wellness service unit is configured to transmit a wake-up signal to change a state of each of the user terminals from a sleep state to a wake-up state, a low frequency (LF) signal for identifying a direction and a physical distance between the health or wellness service unit and each of the user terminals, and a measured biological signal of a subject, and
wherein each of the user terminals is configured to receive, the wake-up signal and the LF signal through bidirectional wireless communication with the health or wellness service unit, and transmits a terminal identification (ID) and a received signal strength indication (RSSI) corresponding to the received LF signal, and
wherein the health or wellness service unit is configured to compare RSSI values and received-signal direction values transmitted from the user terminals, analyze the physical distances between each of the user terminals and the health or wellness service unit and the states of the user terminals, select a user terminal from the plurality of user terminals using the transmitted RSSI values and the received-signal direction values of LF signals, and transmit the measured biological data of the subject to the selected user terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,136,314

BCC ENABLED KEY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A method performed in a key management system comprising a wireless communication device and at least one wearable communication device, for managing digital keys of at least one user-operable device that includes a lock, wherein the wireless communication device and the wearable communication device are Body Coupled Communication, BCC, enabled, the method comprises:receiving, in the wireless communication device, one or more digital keys to a lock of the at least one user-operable device from an external server, wherein the lock comprises at least one of a physical lock or a digital lock that is configured to deny a user access to the at least one user-operable device when in a locked state and, based on the one or more digital keys, unlock the lock and grant the user access to the at least one user-operable device;
detecting, in the wireless communication device, one or more wearable communication devices using BCC;
sending, using BCC, the one or more digital keys from the wireless communication device to the detected one or more wearable communication devices;
receiving, using BCC, the one or more digital keys from the wireless communication device in the one or more wearable communication devices, thereby enabling the wearable communication device to open the lock and gain access to the at least one user-operable device.

US Pat. No. 10,136,284

COORDINATED GROUPING FOR MACHINE TYPE COMMUNICATIONS GROUP BASED SERVICES

Convida Wireless, LLC, W...

1. In a communications network adapted to provide machine to machine communication, a method of accessing group services comprising:a services capability server determining, based on at least one of a condition or information at the services capability server, to modify a group of devices for accessing group based network layer services;
the services capability server transmitting a request to modify the group of devices, the request comprising information specifying a requested service for the group;
a first network node receiving the request to modify the group of devices;
the first network node transmitting a request to modify the group of devices to a second network node;
the second network node identifying devices affected by the request to modify the group of devices; and
the second network node generating and transmitting a request to a third network node relating to the request to modify the group of devices.

US Pat. No. 10,136,259

PICK AND PUT LOCATION VERIFICATION UTILIZING RF RECEIVED SIGNAL STRENGTH

INTERMEC, INC., Lynnwood...

1. A system, comprising:a plurality of emitters that each emit a wireless signal and are placed at known locations relative to a plurality of storage areas where items are stored;
a mobile device comprising an antenna and being configured for:
receiving a first wireless signal from a first emitter of the plurality of emitters;
calculating a first distance between the mobile device and the first emitter based on the first wireless signal;
determining that the mobile device is located at a stocking location for a first storage area of the plurality of storage areas based on the first distance between the mobile device and the first emitter, and the known location of the first emitter and a comparison of the calculated first distance with a threshold, wherein the threshold is configurable based on density of bins in the first storage area; and
sending a message indicating that the mobile device is at the stocking location for the first storage area in response to the determining that the mobile device is located at the stocking location.

US Pat. No. 10,136,168

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RECOGNITION OF ITEMS IN MEDIA DATA AND DELIVERY OF INFORMATION RELATED THERETO

HSNi LLC, Petersburg, FL...

1. A system for recognizing individual items in images contained in video source content interpreted by a viewing device and creating metadata relating to the recognized items, the system comprising:at least one electronic database configured to store a plurality of digital images and information related to each of the plurality of digital images;
at least one processor communicatively coupled to the at least one electronic database, the at least one processor configured to:
(1) scan at least one image contained in the video source content and dynamically compare individual elements in the scanned at least one image with the plurality of digital images stored in the at least one electronic database to identify at least one individual item in the scanned at least one image that matches at least one of the plurality of digital images stored in the at least one electronic database,
(2) access the information stored in the at least one electronic database that is related to the at least one digital image that matches the identified at least one individual item; and
(3) create metadata that links the accessed information related to the matched and identified at least one individual item with the video source content; and
a server configured to transmit the metadata toward the viewing device, with the metadata being configured to make active the identified at least one individual item when the video source content is interpreted by the viewing device, such that at least a portion of the accessed information is rendered by the viewing device when the identified at least one individual item is active.

US Pat. No. 10,136,113

PROJECTION IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS FOR REDUCING UNNECESSARY LIGHT IN THE PROJECTED IMAGE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A projection image display apparatus comprising:a lighting device including alight source;
a projection optical system that is configured to project light entering an incident port of the projection optical system;
an optical modulator element in which a plurality of mirrors are provided on a base of the optical modulator element, the mirrors being driven to switch, based on an image signal, between:
an on state for reflecting ON light entering from the lighting device, toward the incident port of the projection optical system, and
an off state for reflecting OFF light entering from the lighting device, in a direction other than a direction of the incident port of the projection optical system; and
a wavelength selection filter that is configured to reflect a wavelength component of a flat-face reflection light reflected on the base and entering the incident port of the projection optical system in the light entering from the lighting device to irradiate the optical modulator element,
wherein the wavelength selection filter is disposed at a position in the lighting device so as to be conjugated with an entrance pupil of the projection optical system, and
wherein the wavelength selection filter prevents transmittance of the flat-face reflection light and allows transmittance of the ON light, the flat-face reflection light having a higher wavelength than the ON light.

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. 10,136,003

IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM STORING GUIDE PROGRAM

Kyocera Document Solution...

1. An image forming system, comprising:an image forming apparatus; and
a mobile terminal apparatus;
wherein the image forming apparatus comprises a first display device, and detects an internal error and upon detecting the internal error displays on the first display device an 2-dimensional code obtained by encoding guide data corresponding to an error type of the detected internal error, the guide data indicating (a) a distance and a direction to a guide object and (b) a guide text; and
the mobile terminal apparatus comprises a second display device, and (a) photographs the 2-dimensional code using an imaging device, (b) decodes the photographed 2-dimensional code to the guide data, (c) detects a direction of the mobile terminal apparatus using a direction detecting device, and (d) displays a scene image being photographed by the imaging device on the second display device and notifies a user of a location of the guide object by displaying a guide marker with the guide text onto the scene image, the guide marker corresponding to (d1) a difference between the detected direction of the mobile terminal apparatus and the direction to the guide object and (d2) the distance to the guide object.

US Pat. No. 10,135,984

DYNAMIC THROTTLING AND REAL-TIME SCHEDULING OF NOTIFICATIONS USING A CAMPAIGN MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

T-Mobile USA, Inc., Bell...

1. A system, comprising:one or more processors;
memory storing computer-executable instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the system to perform operations comprising:
receiving a first campaign event specifying delivery of at least a first notification to a first group of client devices;
receiving second campaign event specifying delivery of at least a second notification to a second group of client devices;
associating a first priority score to the first campaign event and a second priority score to the second campaign event;
allocating, from a resource capacity pool associated with computing resources of a server, a first resource capacity for an execution of the first campaign event by the server and a second resource capacity for an execution of the second campaign event by the server;
causing the server to execute the first campaign event using the first resource capacity and the second campaign event using the second resource capacity;
monitoring a first utilization of the first resource capacity and a second utilization of the second resource capacity; and
adjusting, in real-time, the first resource capacity and the second resource capacity based at least in part on the first priority score and the second priority score, and/or the first utilization and the second utilization.

US Pat. No. 10,135,980

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ENHANCING RECORDED OR INTERCEPTED CALLS USING INFORMATION FROM A FACIAL RECOGNITION ENGINE

VERINT SYSTEMS LTD., Her...

1. A method for enhancing call content of a telephone call to be recorded using information from a facial and video content recognition engine comprising:generating the telephone call at a first communications device, wherein the telephone call is routed over a network to a second communications device;
receiving, at a call control server and from the first communications device, a video stream along with an audio stream of the telephone call, wherein the call control server determines routing of the call to a call center and/or a recording subsystem;
after the call control server receiving at least a portion of the video stream and/or the audio stream but prior to the call control server routing the telephone call to the second communications device, using the facial and video content recognition engine to extract information from the video stream or the audio stream and to analyze the extracted information to derive metadata associated with the call content from the telephone call;
matching extracted information received from the facial and video content recognition engine with a data store of known persons;
after the matching, recording the telephone call in accordance with the routing, the matching and the metadata, wherein the metadata is used to determine a technique for recording the telephone call; and
using the call control server to route the telephone call according to routing logic implemented at the call control server in accordance with the metadata.

US Pat. No. 10,135,955

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR A UNIFIED COMPRESSION FRAMEWORK OF BASEBAND SIGNALS

Integrated Device Technol...

1. A method to control compression of data for transmission over a serial data link, the method comprising:adjusting, at a parameter estimation processor, a target compression ratio by a first compression ratio to determine a remaining compression ratio, wherein the first compression ratio was performed by a resampling operation;
estimating, at the parameter estimation processor, a set of compression parameters that are used to achieve the remaining compression ratio, the set of compression parameters includes N attenuation values, a filter order and a type of encoding; and
sending the set of compression parameters to a data sample compressor, the data sample compressor applies the compression parameters to a packet of input data and outputs a plurality of compressed data words, and wherein an attenuator of the data sample compressor divides the packet of input data into N segments and applies an attenuation value from the set of N attenuation values to the data samples in one of the N segments.

US Pat. No. 10,135,945

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR BOUNDARY PLACEMENT IN A DATA STREAM

CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC., ...

1. A method comprising:detecting, at a first network node, a cadence-changing event for a stream of data, the stream of data being provided in chunks having associated chunk boundaries according to an established cadence, wherein the cadence-changing event cuts short a chunk boundary;
receiving a synchronization message from a second network node, the synchronization message specifying a first time associated with a most recent cadence-changing event at the second network node;
comparing a second time associated with the cadence-changing event detected at the first network node with the first time associated with the most recent cadence-changing event at the second network node;
determining, based on comparing the second time, whether the second time is more recent than the first time; and
establishing, in response to determining that the second time is more recent than the first time, an adjusted chunk boundary at a location using the cadence-changing event, wherein establishing the adjusted chunk boundary comprises:
inserting the adjusted chunk boundary at the location that is different from a scheduled chunk boundary,
removing a closest scheduled chunk boundary determined as being closest to the cadence-changing event in the stream of data,
adjusting a subsequent scheduled chunk boundary by an offset comprising a difference between the scheduled chunk boundary and the adjusted chunk boundary,
inserting a boundary identifier at the adjusted chunk boundary, and
sending at least one synchronization parameter comprising the second time as a time stamp of the most recent cadence-changing event to a third network node, wherein the third network node is operable to determine whether resynchronization of the third network node is required based on the at least one synchronization parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,135,897

BACKFILL OF VIDEO STREAM

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

11. A method, comprising:at a camera system having one or more processors, memory having a limited capacity, a camera element configured to continuously capture video data in real-time and store the captured video in the memory, a microphone configured to continuously capture audio data in real-time and store the captured audio in the memory, and a communication interface:
continuously capturing video and audio data in real-time via the camera element and the microphone, respectively;
while capturing the video and audio data in real-time, continuously storing the captured video and audio data in the memory having the limited capacity;
continuously sending the continuously captured video and audio data in real-time to a remote server system via the communication interface for storage by the remote server system, wherein the video and audio data stored at the remote server system is subsequently accessible by a client access device; and
while sending the continuously captured video and audio data in real time to the remote server system:
determining that a portion of the video and audio data sent to the remote server system was not received by the remote server system, thereby creating a gap in the video and audio data stored at the remote server system and available for access by the client access device; and
when at least some of the portion is still available in the memory having the limited capacity, resending the at least some of the portion from the memory to the remote server system via the communication interface to fill at least some of the gap.

US Pat. No. 10,135,869

INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An information processing system comprising:a first information processing apparatus configured to set a security policy; and
a second information processing apparatus which is subject to a function restriction according to the security policy set by the first information processing apparatus;
the first information processing apparatus comprising:
a memory storing instructions; and
a processor, when the instructions are executed, configured to:
provide a policy screen, the policy screen being a screen for setting a security policy for enhancing security of the second information processing apparatus;
hold a conversation rule that associates the security policy with a plurality of setting values and control information;
generate forced data by converting the security policy set via the policy screen into the plurality of setting values and the control information based on the conversation rule,
the forced data including information indicating a plurality of setting values for determining an operation of the second information processing apparatus and control information for controlling prohibition of a change of the setting values in the second information processing apparatus,
wherein the control information is configured to control such that at least one of the plurality of setting values is allowed to be changed and at least another one of the plurality of setting values is prohibited from being changed; and
the second information processing apparatus comprising:
a memory storing instructions; and
a processor, when the instructions are executed, configured to:
perform application processing for setting up the setting values included in the forced data generated by the first information processing apparatus in the second information processing apparatus and execute prohibition control on a change of at least one of the setting values based on the control information about the setting values in the forced data, wherein at least one of the setting values is allowed to be changed and at least one of the setting values is prohibited from being changed.

US Pat. No. 10,135,846

LAUNCHER FOR SETTING ANALYSIS ENVIRONMENT VARIATIONS FOR MALWARE DETECTION

FireEye, Inc., Milpitas,...

1. A system for automatically analyzing an object for malware, the system comprising:one or more hardware processors; and
a memory coupled to the one or more hardware processors, the memory comprises a dynamic analysis engine, a classification engine and a reporting engine, wherein
the dynamic analysis engine, when executed by the one or more hardware processors, generates one or more virtual machines, at least a first virtual machine of the one or more virtual machines includes launcher logic that, upon execution, (i) sets a processing framework for use in configuring a plurality of processes based on a type of object being analyzed and received configuration data identifying a prescribed order of execution of different application and plug-in combinations, (ii) receives information for accessing an object for analysis and parameters associated with the object, and (iii) selects a different application and plug-in combination for each process of the plurality of processes based on the parameters, wherein the plurality of processes concurrently processing the object within the first virtual machine to produce results comprising information associated with behaviors of the object,
the classification engine classifying the object as part of a potential malicious attack based on the information associated with the behaviors of the object, and
the reporting engine generating an alert signal indicating the potential malicious attack.

US Pat. No. 10,135,813

COMPUTING DEVICE WITH INTEGRATED AUTHENTICATION TOKEN

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A computing device, comprising:a shared display;
a first circuitry of the computing device having an integrated second circuitry implemented in hardware;
the first circuitry including a hardware processor and a memory providing general-purpose computing capability, the first circuitry being configured to render a user interface upon the shared display such that the integrated second circuitry is coupled to the shared display that is also used by the first circuitry of the computing device;
the integrated second circuitry configured to generate a one-time password and render the generated one-time password upon the shared display in response to a predetermined condition; and
wherein the first circuitry of the computing device is incapable of determining the generated one-time password due to a separation between the first circuitry and the integrated second circuitry, and the first circuitry and the integrated second circuitry are in a single enclosure.

US Pat. No. 10,135,809

METHOD, SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR AUTHENTICATION USING APPLICATION

SK PLANET CO., LTD., Seo...

1. An integrated authentication apparatus comprising:a service communication unit connected with at least one terminal and a service providing apparatus, and configured to transmit or receive data for acquiring a reliable relationship between a plurality of applications;
a reliability token creation unit configured to
receive a signal of requesting confirmation of reliability between a representative application and a service application from the representative application executed in a terminal of the at least one terminal, the terminal that stores the representative application and the service application,
in response to a login request including service identification information from the representative application executed in the terminal, create a reliability token for acquiring the reliable relationship between the representative application and the service application, and
transmit the created reliability token to the terminal;
a reliability token confirmation unit configured to
confirm the created reliability token when a signal of requesting confirmation of the created reliability token is received from the service providing apparatus that receives a request for the confirmation of the reliability token from the service application of the terminal, and
transmit a confirmation result of the created reliability token to the service providing apparatus; and
an integrated ID management unit configured to integrate and manage IDs of the plurality of applications.

US Pat. No. 10,135,790

SECURE COMMUNICATIONS WITH INTERNET-ENABLED DEVICES

AnchorFree Inc., Redwood...

1. A system for networking comprising:a local network including at least one networking device configured to transport data among computers within the local network;
a first device coupled to the local network comprising at least one processing device and means for performing networked communication, the first device being programmed to initiate outbound connections, at least one outbound connection including an external address that does not correspond to any device within the local network; and
a second device coupled to the local network and having at least one connection to an external network;
wherein the external network address of each outbound connection references an external device coupled to the external network, the second device being further programmed to:
(a) receive one or more inbound connections, each inbound connection being addressed to the first device and received from a source address of the each inbound connection that is in the external network and outside of the local network, record the source address of the each inbound connection as one of one or more stored source addresses for the one or more inbound connections; and
(b) for each outbound connection of one or more outbound connections received from the first device:
(i) compare the external address of the each outbound connection to the one or more stored source addresses for the one or more inbound connections, the external address of the each outbound connection being in the external network;
(ii) when the external address of the each outbound connection matches one of the one or more stored source addresses for the one or more inbound connections, permit transmission of the each outbound connection to the external address of the each outbound connection; and
(iii) when the external address of the each outbound connection does not match any of the stored source addresses for the one or more inbound connections, block transmission of the each outbound connection to the external address of the each outbound connection.

US Pat. No. 10,135,759

CONTEXT AND POWER CONTROL INFORMATION MANAGEMENT FOR PROXIMITY SERVICES

Convida Wireless, LLC, W...

1. A device of a distributed wireless network without a central controller, the device comprising:a processor; and
a memory coupled with the processor, the memory having stored thereon executable instructions that when executed by the processor cause the processor to effectuate operations comprising:
receiving information for controlling power for communicating with a plurality of peer devices in proximity, wherein the plurality of peer devices in proximity comprise: a first peer device and a second peer device, wherein the first peer device and the second peer device both comprise a first application and a second application, wherein the information for controlling power is received from at least the first peer device and the second device;
determining transmit power for the plurality of peer devices in proximity for communicating with reference to the first application and the second application based on the information for controlling power,
wherein the transmit power is different for the first application and the second application,
wherein the first application and the second application operate on the device at the same time, and
wherein the received information for controlling power is piggybacked on a control message and the received information comprises indication of:
a period for exchanging information for controlling power;
a first transmit power level of transmissions for the first peer device for the first application during the period for exchanging information for controlling power,
a second transmit power level of transmissions for the second peer device for the first application during the period for exchanging information for controlling power,
an endpoint identifier for the first peer device, and
an endpoint identifier for the second peer device; and
communicating using the determined transmit power for the plurality of peer devices in proximity.

US Pat. No. 10,135,731

REMOTE MEMORY ACCESS FUNCTIONALITY IN A CLUSTER OF DATA PROCESSING NODES

III HOLDINGS 2, LLC, Wil...

1. A server card system, the system comprising:a first server card including a device driver, wherein the first server card is configured to provide computing resources information to one or more data processing systems; and
a second server card including a memory controller comprising a direct memory access (DMA) engine, wherein the second server card is configured to allocate memory resources to one or more nodes of the first server card, and wherein the second server card is configured to allocate a first portion of the memory resources to a first one of the nodes of the first server card as a private memory resource,
wherein the device driver of the first server card is configured to initiate a read of the first portion of the memory resources, wherein the DMA engine is configured to generate an interrupt, and wherein the DMA engine is configured to transmit the interrupt to the first server card.

US Pat. No. 10,135,728

PARTIAL SWITCHING OF NETWORK TRAFFIC

SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

1. A computer system to switch network traffic, comprising:at least one operative memory device to store instructions; and
at least one processor coupled to the at least one operative memory device to execute the instructions to perform operations comprising:
define a mapping between an application hosted at a cloud computing environment and a client computer system, wherein the cloud computing environment includes a productive computing environment and a backup computing environment;
generate a trigger associated with the application to be invoked when a request to the application is received;
identify a source of the request to the application;
determine whether the request is a test request based on the defined mapping, including comparing the identified source with the client computer system, wherein a match between the client computer system and the identified source indicates a test request;
when the request is determined to be a test request, search a predefined mapping between the application and the backup computing environment, wherein the predefined mapping between the application and the backup computing environment indicates that the test request is to be executed at the backup computing environment; and
route the request determined to be a test request to the application hosted at the backup computing environment, when the predefined mapping exists between the application and the backup computing environment, without disrupting operations at the productive computing environment.

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. 10,135,649

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PERFORMING MULTI-LEVEL CODING IN A DISCRETE MULTITONE MODULATION COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Marvell World Trade Ltd.,...

1. A method for performing multi-level coding in a discrete multitone modulation (DMT) communication system, the method comprising:dividing, at a pre-processor, a plurality of data bits into a first number of un-encoded bits and a set of bits to be encoded;
encoding, at a forward error correcting (FEC) encoder, the set of bits to be encoded into a second number of encoded bits,
wherein the first number is different from the second number, and the first number is an even number or an odd number;
mapping, at a constellation encoder, the first number of un-encoded bits and the second number of encoded bits into a plurality of constellation points having a first constellation shape and a first power attribute;
transforming the plurality of constellation points into a second plurality of constellation points having a second constellation shape and a second power attribute that is smaller than the first power attribute when the first number equals one or three; and
transmitting the plurality of constellation points as orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) symbols.

US Pat. No. 10,135,572

PHYSICAL LAYER FRAME FORMAT FOR WLAN

Marvell World Trade Ltd.,...

1. A method for generating a data unit for transmission via a communication channel, the data unit conforming to a first communication protocol, the method comprising:generating, at a network interface device, a first field to be included in a preamble of the data unit, wherein the first field includes a first set of one or more information bits that indicate a duration of the data unit, the first field being formatted such that the first field is decodable by a receiver device that conforms to a second communication protocol, but does not conform to the first communication protocol, to determine the duration of the data unit based on the first field;
generating, at the network interface device, a second field to be included in the preamble, wherein the second field includes a second set of one or more information bits that indicate to a receiver device that conforms to the first communication protocol that the data unit conforms to the first communication protocol, and wherein generating the second field includes one or both of (i) generating the second set of one or more information bits according to an error detection scheme not specified by the second communication protocol and (ii) generating the second set of one or more information bits to indicate a mode not supported by the second communication protocol;
modulating, at the network interface device, the first field using a modulation scheme specified for a field corresponding to the first field by the second communication protocol;
modulating, at the network interface device, the second field using a modulation scheme specified for a field corresponding to the second field by the second communication protocol;
generating, at the network interface device, the preamble to include at least the first field and the second field; and
generating, at the network interface device, the data unit to include at least the preamble.

US Pat. No. 10,135,547

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SHORTENING WIRELESS PAIRING CONNECTION TIME BY DETECTING AN OBJECT OR BODY

Logitech Europe S.A., La...

1. A method for operating a control device, the method comprising:detecting, by the control device, a presence of a user proximate to the control device prior to receiving a user input from the user, wherein the user input corresponds to one or more user interactions with the control device;
providing power to a communications module of the control device, wherein the communications module manages wireless connections of the control device;
initiating, by the communications module, a wireless connection with a computing device to communicatively pair the control device with the computing device when the presence of the user proximate to the control device is detected;
establishing the wireless connection with the computing device prior to the control device receiving the user input from the user, wherein the wireless connection is established at a time period shorter than a time it takes for the user to physically engage the control device and provide the user input;
receiving, by the control device, the user input;
generating a control signal based on the received user input; and
transmitting the control signal to the computing device by the established wireless connection.

US Pat. No. 10,135,540

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FASTER-THAN-NYQUIST (FTN) TRANSMISSION

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CANAD...

1. A method performed at a transmitter comprising:partitioning a plurality of bits into K bit streams;
obtaining K power scaled symbol streams by, for each one of k=1, . . . K:
encoding a kth bit stream of the K bit streams using a respective forward error correction encoder to obtain a kth encoded bit stream, mapping the kth encoded bit stream to respective symbols to obtain a kth symbol stream, and applying a respective power factor to the kth symbol stream to obtain a kth power scaled symbol stream;
combining the K power scaled symbol streams to obtain a stream of transmission symbols; and
transmitting the stream of transmission symbols using Faster-than-Nyquist (FTN) signaling;
wherein for each one of k=2, . . ., K: the respective power factor applied to the kth symbol stream satisfies the relationship

where Pk is the respective power factor of the kth symbol stream, ? is a signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio at which an error control code achieves error-free performance, ?2 is noise variance of a channel, and g[n]=????h(t)h(t ?n?T) dt, where ? is a time acceleration factor of the FTN signaling, h(t) is a transmit pulse, and T is a duration of the transmit pulse.

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. 10,135,437

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. 10,135,431

FAST-RESPONSE REFERENCE-LESS FREQUENCY DETECTOR

INTEGRATED DEVICE TECHNOL...

1. An apparatus comprising:a first circuit configured to generate an intermediate signal in response to an input clock signal operating at a frequency, wherein (i) said first circuit modifies said input clock signal according to a threshold frequency to generate a waveform for said intermediate signal and (ii) said waveform of said intermediate signal has at least one of (a) pulses and (b) a steady state; and
a second circuit configured to generate a control signal in response to said intermediate signal, wherein (i) said second circuit modifies said intermediate signal to generate said control signal, (ii) said control signal has (a) a first state when said intermediate signal has said pulses and (b) a second state when said intermediate signal has said steady state and (iii) a width of said pulses is based on said threshold frequency.

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. 10,135,421

BULK-ACOUSTIC WAVE FILTER DEVICE

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. A bulk-acoustic wave filter device, comprising:a first substrate;
a first filter disposed on the first substrate, within a cavity of the bulk-acoustic wave filter device;
a second substrate coupled to the first substrate;
a second filter disposed on the second substrate, within the cavity and facing the first filter;
a first inductor layer disposed on the first substrate and around the first filter;
a second inductor layer disposed on the second substrate and around the second filter, and bonded to the first inductor layer; and
a sealing member sealing the cavity, together with the first and second inductor layers.

US Pat. No. 10,135,413

AUTOMATIC TIMBRE CONTROL

Harman Becker Automotive ...

1. A system for automatically controlling a timbre of sound in a listening room, comprising:a loudspeaker configured to generate an acoustic sound output from an electrical sound signal;
a microphone configured to generate an electrical total sound signal representative of a total acoustic sound in a listening room, wherein the total acoustic sound comprises the acoustic sound output from the loudspeaker and ambient noise within the listening room; and
a room-dependent gain-shaping block configured to receive at least one reference room data and estimated room data, the room-dependent gain-shaping block further configured to adjust a gain of the electrical sound signal dependent on a room-dependent gain signal, and to determine the room-dependent gain signal from at least one reference room data and estimated room data, wherein:
the at least one reference room data includes at least one room impulse response for at least one fader/balance setting; and
the estimated room data being estimated from the electrical sound signal and the electrical total sound signal.

US Pat. No. 10,135,400

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPROVING SIGNAL QUALITY IN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a power amplifier configured to amplify and output a transmitted signal;
a noise detector configured to detect a noise in a receiving band and to output a power level of the noise, the noise detector comprising:
a filter configured to:
eliminate a signal other than the noise in the receiving band which is a set band among an input which is transmitted from the power amplifier, and
pass, to a first power detector, the noise in the receiving band among the input, the first power detector configured to detect, based on the noise that is passed through the filter, the power level of the noise in the receiving band;
a second power detector configured to detect a power level of the power amplifier to control an output power of the power amplifier; and
at least one processor configured to:
acquire the power level of the noise from the noise detector,
acquire the power level of the power amplifier from the second power detector,
determine, based on the power level of the noise and the power level of the power amplifier, control information to change output power of the power amplifier, and
control, based on the control information, the output power of the power amplifier.

US Pat. No. 10,135,394

LOW VOLTAGE SUPPLY AMPLIFIER AND AMPLIFICATION METHOD

IMEC vzw, Leuven (BE) Ka...

1. An electronic amplifier for amplification of a first voltage signal to be amplified, the electronic amplifier comprising:a comparator arrangement having a first voltage supply level of 0.7V or less and comprising a latched comparator unit having a sampling frequency, wherein said comparator arrangement is adapted to receive the first voltage signal to be amplified and a first feedback voltage signal, and to generate a first two-level voltage comparison signal;
an integrating arrangement having a second voltage supply level of 0.7V or less, wherein said integrating arrangement is adapted to receive the first two-level voltage comparison signal, and to generate a first amplifier output signal corresponding to an amplification of the first voltage signal to be amplified; and
a first feedback network adapted to receive the first amplifier output signal and to apply a feedback gain factor to the first amplifier output signal to generate the first feedback voltage signal.

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. 10,135,376

REGENERATIVE ENERGY SYSTEM FOR GROUND TRANSPORTATION VEHICLES

PARAMOUNT PICTURES CORPOR...

1. A system, comprising:a vehicle including a first magnet mounted thereon generating a vehicle magnetic field; and
a plurality of stationary second magnets along a path of the vehicle,
wherein, to decelerate the vehicle, a first subset of the second magnets are selected based on a desired deceleration of the vehicle,
wherein an electric current generated by the first magnet has a magnitude calculated to generate in the first subset of the second magnets, an induced magnetic field opposed to the first magnetic field as the vehicle passes the first subset of the second magnets, a magnitude of the induced magnetic field being selected to achieve the desired deceleration of the vehicle,
wherein, to accelerate the vehicle, a second subset of the second magnets is selected based on a desired acceleration of the vehicle, and
wherein an electric current is provided to the second subset of the second magnets to create a generated magnetic field having a magnitude selected to achieve the desired acceleration of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,135,371

DOOR OPENING/CLOSING DEVICE AND DOOR OPENING/CLOSING METHOD

Mitsui Kinzoku Act Corpor...

3. A door opening/closing method for controlling a rotation rate of a motor by pulse-width modulation (PWM) control and opening and closing a door of a vehicle with power of the motor, the door opening/closing method comprising:determining a rotation speed of the motor and a rotation direction of the motor, based on electrical signals output from:
a pulse sensor configured to detect a driving condition of the door opening/closing device;
a rotation sensor configured to detect a position of the door, a movement speed of the door and a movement direction of the door: and
a temperature sensor configured to detect ambient temperature outside the vehicle;
calculating a rotation rate of the motor required to achieve a movement speed of the door and a duty ratio in the PWM control to achieve the rotation rate, based on an electrical signal output from the pulse sensor and on a determination result of the determining; and
outputting a relay circuit control signal to rotate the motor in a rotation direction based on the determination result of the determining;
supplying a pulse current flowing in a direction at a duty ratio and a frequency to the motor, based on a received PWM control signal and a received relay circuit control signal: and
decelerating and outputting power received from the motor, by a deceleration mechanism arranged in an axis direction of a rotating shaft of the motor,
wherein the PWM control is performed on the motor at a PWM frequency that is set higher than a frequency of a resonance point of an installation body on which the motor is installed, the PWM frequency being equal to or higher than 15 kHz, and
wherein the deceleration mechanism is a planetary gear mechanism.

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. 10,135,338

RECONFIGURABLE ON TIME CIRCUIT FOR CURRENT MODE CONTROL OF BUCK CONVERTER

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a driver circuit configured to source current to a load circuit based on an assertion of a control signal;
a control circuit configured to:
select a first operating mode in response to a determination that a value of a current flowing to the load circuit is greater than a threshold value, and to otherwise select a second operating mode;
set a voltage level of a reference signal, in the first operating mode, to a first voltage level, and, in the second operating mode, to a second voltage level that is different from the first voltage level; and
assert the control signal while a voltage level of a capacitor is charged to the voltage level of the reference signal.

US Pat. No. 10,135,329

VIRTUAL IMPEDANCE COMPREHENSIVE CONTROL METHOD FOR INDUCTIVE POWER FILTERING SYSTEM

HUNAN UNIVERSITY, Changs...

1. A virtual impedance comprehensive control method for an inductive power filtering system, comprising:providing the inductive power filtering system comprising an industrial power distribution network, a novel inductively filtered rectifier transformer (IFRT), an industrial rectifier load, a filtering branch, and a current and voltage sensor, wherein the filtering branch comprises a passive filtering device and a voltage source inverter, the passive filtering device is connected with the voltage source inverter through the current and voltage sensor, the novel IFRT has a three-winding structure, and its grid winding adopts a star wiring, and is connected with a power grid through system impedance; two secondary windings of the novel IFRT adopt an inductive type or a self-coupling type according to whether there is an electrical connection between the two windings or not, and the passive filtering device consists of two banks of single-tuned filters with a series resonance characteristic; the voltage source inverter adopts a two-level topology, and AC port voltage of the voltage source inverter is required to meet the following control rule:

where K is a harmonic damping control coefficient, KRn is a zero impedance control coefficient, ISn and Ifn are harmonic current of grid side of the novel IFRT and the filtering branch respectively, and VC is the voltage of the AC port of the voltage source inverter; and
regulating the zero impedance control coefficient KRn to change a magnitude of a total impedance value of a filtering winding and the passive filtering device to meet a zero impedance condition for implementation of inductive filtering, that is:
Z3n+Zfn?0
where Z3n is equivalent impedance of the filtering winding of the novel IFRT, and Zfn is equivalent impedance of the filtering branch; wherein voltage of the filtering branch is as follows:

Where ?nLtn=?nLfn?(1/?nCfn), ?n is the nth harmonic angular frequency, Lfn and Cfn are reactance and capacitance values of the nth single-tuned filter, and rfn is internal resistance of a reactor and a transmission line; the KRn is controlled to be ?|Zfn|, and then the voltage of the filtering branch is 0.

US Pat. No. 10,135,326

POWER CONVERSION DEVICE AND POWER SUPPLY DEVICE IN WHICH SAME IS USED

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A power conversion device comprising:a switching element including a gate terminal, a drain terminal, and a source terminal, the switching element being one of a plurality of switching elements connected in parallel;
a gate drive unit including:
a driver circuit including
a first drive output portion connected to the gate terminal;
a second drive output portion connected to the source terminal;
a first input terminal; and
a second input terminal;
a first drive input portion connected to the first input terminal;
a second drive input portion connected to the second input terminal; and
a capacitor installed between the first drive input portion and the second drive input portion,
the gate drive unit being provided corresponding to the switching element, and being one of a plurality of gate drive units,
a switch circuit unit including:
a first switch connected to the first drive input portion; and
a second switch connected to the second drive input portion,
the switch circuit unit being provided corresponding to the gate drive unit, and being one of a plurality of switch circuit units,
a DC power supply unit connected to the plurality of switch circuit units; and
a control unit connected to the plurality of switch circuit units and controlling opening and closing of the plurality of switch circuit units, and connected to the plurality of gate drive units and controlling the plurality of gate drive units such that the switching elements are turned ON or OFF,
wherein during a normal period, the control unit causes the first switch and the second switch to be closed, and causes a signal from the gate drive unit to continue a high level or a low level; and during a switching period, the control unit causes the first switch and the second switch to be opened, and switches the signal from the gate drive unit from a low level to a high level or from a high level to a low level.