US Pat. No. 10,142,778

DIRECTION FINDING FOR LEGACY BLUETOOTH DEVICES

QUALCOMM TECHNOLOGIES INT...

1. An apparatus comprising:an antenna array including at least a first antenna element and a second antenna element separated by a first distance;
one or more processors; and
a memory storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the apparatus to:
receive a first number of bits of a Bluetooth wireless advertising message via the first antenna element;
receive a second number of bits of the Bluetooth wireless advertising message via the second antenna element, wherein data corresponding to the second number of bits is different than data corresponding to the first number of bits;
sample the first number of bits of the Bluetooth wireless advertising message received via the first antenna element to obtain a first sampled portion;
compare the first sampled portion to a corresponding first number of bits of a Bluetooth advertising access address;
sample the second number of bits of the Bluetooth wireless advertising message received via the second antenna element to obtain a second sampled portion;
compare the second sampled portion to a corresponding second number of bits of the Bluetooth advertising access address;
determine a phase difference between the first and second sampled portions based on the comparisons; and
determine an angle of arrival (AoA) of the Bluetooth wireless advertising message based at least in part on the phase difference and the first distance.

US Pat. No. 10,142,758

SYSTEM FOR AND A METHOD OF GENERATING SOUND

HARMAN BECKER AUTOMOTIVE ...

1. An audio system comprising:at least two sound generators, positioned in relation to a listening position and each configured to receive a speaker signal and to output sound;
a controller configured to:
receive an input representing a first value, wherein the first value is determined on a basis of a detected position or activity of the audio system and/or a user;
convert, based on the first value, an audio signal into a plurality of speaker signals, and
feed each speaker signal to an individual sound generator of the at least two sound generators to have the at least two sound generators output the sound, wherein different first values cause the sound to have different apparent source widths at the listening position; and
a display configured to illustrate a shape that indicates at least two second values, wherein the at least two second values are alterable by the user and define at least one parameter of the sound that is output by the at least two sound generators,
wherein the at least two second values comprise an X coordinate, Y coordinate, and a radius, the radius defines or determines a corresponding apparent source width, and the X coordinate and the Y coordinate define at least one of a compression of the audio signal, a controlled non-linear distortion of the audio signal, a frequency of the audio signal, a timbre of the audio signal, beats per minute of music, a genre of the music, and a mood of the music.

US Pat. No. 10,142,757

TRANSMISSION DEVICE, TRANSMISSION METHOD, RECEPTION DEVICE, AND RECEPTION METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A transmission device comprising:encoder circuitry configured to
generate a transport stream including a predetermined number of audio streams and a video stream, the predetermined number of audio streams including first encoded data and a predetermined number of groups of second encoded data which is related to the first encoded data, the second encoded data being encoded data of an immersive audio object and a speech dialog object, and the predetermined number of groups including at least a switch group, and
insert in a layer of a container associated with a program map table, identification information for the second encoded data and attribute information indicating attributes of the second encoded data in an audio elementary stream loop corresponding to the audio streams and a video elementary stream loop corresponding to the video stream, the program map table being included as program specific information indicating a program to which the video stream included in the transport stream belongs; and
a transmitter configured to transmit the container in a predetermined format including the generated predetermined number of audio streams,
wherein the encoder circuitry generates the predetermined number of audio streams so that the second encoded data is discarded in a receiver which is not compatible with the second encoded data.

US Pat. No. 10,142,656

VIDEO CODING SYSTEM WITH INTRA PREDICTION MECHANISM AND METHOD OF OPERATION THEREOF

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An encoding device, comprising:circuitry configured to:
set a constrained intra prediction flag as enable;
restrict a reference block of a reference coding unit to an intra-coded neighboring block;
calculate an intra block motion vector of a current coding unit, based on the set constrained intra prediction flag and the restricted reference block,
wherein the intra block motion vector indicates a displacement between the reference coding unit and the current coding unit;
encode the calculated intra block motion vector; and
generate a bit stream based on the encoded intra block motion vector.

US Pat. No. 10,142,653

IMAGE DECODING APPARATUS, IMAGE CODING APPARATUS, AND CODED DATA TRANSFORMATION APPARATUS

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. An image decoding apparatus that decodes coded data on a higher layer included in hierarchically coded data, and restores a decoded picture on the higher layer which is a target layer, comprising:a hardware processor; and
a non-transitory memory coupled to the hardware processor,
wherein the hardware processor is configured to execute instructions in the non-transitory memory to perform the following operations:
decode a parameter set;
generate a predictive image through inter-layer prediction according to a decoded pixel of a picture on a reference layer;
decode scale adjustment information pertaining to the reference layer; and
derive a reference position on the reference layer corresponding to a pixel of the target layer, using an inter-layer scale derived based on the scale adjustment information.

US Pat. No. 10,142,649

METHOD FOR ENCODING AND DECODING CODING UNIT

Hangzhou Hikvision Digita...

1. An encoding method of an encoding device, comprising:dividing a picture into a plurality of coding units of a recursive tree structure;
partitioning a leaf coding unit of the recursive tree structure into a plurality of prediction units;
determining a motion vector for a first prediction unit among the plurality of prediction units;
generating a prediction motion vector for the first prediction unit based on two or more motion vectors of neighboring prediction units adjacent to the first prediction unit, wherein the neighboring prediction units refer to a same reference picture;
generating a residual signal based on the first prediction unit and a prediction signal indicated by the motion vector for the first prediction unit;
encoding the residual signal; and
encoding a difference between the motion vector for the first prediction unit and the prediction motion vector for the first prediction unit,
wherein the leaf coding unit is indivisible into smaller coding units,
wherein both a maximum allowable hierarchical depth of the recursive tree structure and a size of a smallest coding unit for the recursive tree structure are embedded in a sequence parameter set, and
wherein a minimum size of allowable sizes for the smallest coding unit for the recursive tree structure is 8.

US Pat. No. 10,142,648

METHOD FOR CODING AND DECODING SCALABLE VIDEO AND APPARATUS USING SAME

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. An interlayer prediction decoding method performed by an interlayer prediction decoding apparatus comprising a processor, the method comprising:obtaining a residual block with respect to a current block from an input bitstream;
determining whether to apply interlayer prediction to an enhancement layer;
performing prediction on the current block of the enhancement layer based on a picture of a reference layer, in response to a determination that the interlayer prediction is to be applied; and
reconstructing the current block based on the residual block and a prediction block obtained by performing the prediction on the current block,
wherein performing the prediction on the current block comprises
reconstructing the picture of the reference layer by decoding the input bitstream including the reference layer,
generating, from the reconstructed picture of the reference layer, a generalized reference picture for interlayer prediction of a current picture of the enhancement layer,
constructing a reference picture list for the current picture by adding the generalized reference picture to at least one reference picture belonging to a same enhancement layer as the current picture, and
performing the prediction on the current block of the enhancement layer based on the reference picture list and motion information of the current block, and
wherein the obtaining the residual block comprises
generating one or more quantized transform coefficients by decoding the input bitstream, and
generating the residual block based on the one or more quantized transform coefficients.

US Pat. No. 10,142,594

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TAILORED VIDEO-ON-DEMAND CATALOGS

TIME WARNER CABLE ENTERPR...

1. A method comprising the steps of: storing, by a video on demand server in a head end, a catalog comprising a plurality of audiovisual assets; filtering, by an application server in said head end, a view of said plurality of audiovisual assets in preparing a first video-on-demand catalog facilitating a selection of one or more audiovisual assets from a first group of said audiovisual assets residing on said video on demand server; associating, by said application server in said head end, said first video-on-demand catalog with a first entitlement of said first group to view assets from said first group of said audiovisual assets; filtering, by said application server in said head end, said view of said plurality of audiovisual assets in preparing a second video-on-demand catalog facilitating a selection of one or more audiovisual assets from a second group of said audiovisual assets residing on said video on demand server, said second group of said audiovisual assets being different than said first group of said audiovisual assets; associating, by said application server in said head end, said second video-on-demand catalog with a second entitlement of said second group to view assets from said second group of said audiovisual assets; sending said first video-on-demand catalog to a first group of subscribers having said first entitlement; and sending said second video-on-demand catalog to a second group of subscribers, different than said first group of subscribers, and having said second entitlement, wherein said first video-on-demand catalog is not sent to said second group of subscribers.

US Pat. No. 10,142,562

METHOD OF AND APPARATUS FOR UTILIZING VIDEO BUFFER IN A MULTI-PURPOSE FASHION TO EXTEND THE VIDEO BUFFER TO MULTIPLE WINDOWS

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A method of producing a display frame, the method comprising:a. partitioning a video buffer into a plurality of sub-buffers wherein a size of each sub-buffer corresponds to a display size of a corresponding display window;
b. scaling a first set of video data and a second set of video data, wherein the first set of video data represents a first video image, further wherein the first set of video data is scaled to be loaded in a corresponding one of the plurality of sub-buffers; and
c. loading the first set of video data in to one of the plurality of sub-buffers of the video buffers, wherein the number of the plurality of sub-buffers generated is predetermined by a user, further wherein the sub-buffers are defined by an address range.

US Pat. No. 10,142,551

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECOGNIZING INFORMATION IN AN IMAGE

HANWHA AEROSPACE CO., LTD...

1. A method of recognizing information included in an image, the method comprising:detecting an ambient illuminance;
based on the detected ambient illuminance being less than a reference illuminance:
capturing, by a first image capturer, a plurality of first image frames per unit time based on the detected ambient illuminance when a moving object enters a predetermined area monitored,
determining a speed of the moving object based on the plurality of first image frames captured per unit time,
outputting, by the first image capturer, a trigger signal based on the speed of the moving object,
upon receiving the trigger signal from the first image capturer, capturing, by a second image capturer, a plurality of second image frames of the moving object according to at least one of a shutter opening time of the second image capturer and an illuminance of an illuminator to illuminate the moving object which are set based on the detected ambient illuminance and the determined speed of the moving object, and
extracting information of the moving object from the plurality of second image frames; and
based on the detected ambient illuminance being greater than or equal to the reference illuminance:
turning off the second image capturer,
capturing, by the first image capturer, a plurality of third image frames of the moving object, and
extracting the information of the moving object from the plurality of third image frames captured by the first image capturer without performing the capturing the plurality of first image frames per unit time, the determining the speed of the moving object, and the outputting the trigger signal,
wherein the first image capturer is a visible light camera that captures visible light images, and the second image capturer is an infrared (IR) camera that captures IR images,
wherein the shutter opening time is set to be inversely proportional to the determined speed of the moving object, and
wherein the illuminance of the illuminator is set to be inversely proportional to the shutter opening time.

US Pat. No. 10,142,541

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGING APPARATUS, AND CONTROL METHOD OF IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

12. An imaging apparatus comprising:an imaging element configured to generate an image; and
a CPU programmed to:
determine whether a feature amount in a partial region of the image satisfies a preset condition,
select a second image to be combined with a first image from a plurality of images generated by the imaging element based on the result of the determination,
detect a motion vector between the first image and the second image, and
perform a composition process on the aligned first image and second image based on the motion vector,
wherein, from the plurality of images, the CPU selects as the second image at least any one of an image having a partial region with the feature amount determined to satisfy the preset condition and an image corresponding to a partial region out of a plurality of partial regions set in the first image with the feature amount determined to satisfy the preset condition.

US Pat. No. 10,142,478

TECHNIQUES FOR BEHAVIORAL PAIRING MODEL EVALUATION IN A CONTACT CENTER SYSTEM

Afiniti Europe Technologi...

1. A method for behavioral pairing model evaluation in a contact center system comprising:determining, by at least one computer processor communicatively coupled to and configured to perform behavioral pairing operations in the contact center system, an ordering of a plurality of agents;
determining, by the at least one computer processor, an ordering of a plurality of contact types;
analyzing, by the at least one computer processor, historical contact-agent outcome data according to the orderings of the pluralities of agents and contact types to construct a pairing model;
applying, by the at least one computer processor, a behavioral pairing correction factor to the pairing model based on an expected distribution of contact-agent pairings for the pairing model;
determining, by the at least one computer processor, an expected performance of the contact center system using the pairing model;
outputting, by the at least one computer processor, the expected performance for comparison to at least one other expected performance of the contact center system determined using at least one other pairing model to optimize performance of the contact center system; and
establishing, by the at least one computer processor, in a switch module of the contact center system, a communication channel between communication equipment of a contact and communication equipment of an agent based at least in part upon the pairing model.

US Pat. No. 10,142,062

TRANSMISSION DEVICE, RECEPTION DEVICE, AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND REMOTE OPERATING DEVICE EACH INCLUDING TRANSMISSION DEVICE AND RECEPTION DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A transmission device comprising:a control unit that outputs transmission data; and
a signal transmission unit that receives the transmission data and converts the transmission data to a first frequency signal and a second frequency signal, the first frequency signal having a first frequency, the second frequency signal having a second frequency different from the first frequency, and
a receiver that receives a third frequency signal generated based on the transmission data, converts the third frequency signal to a reply receipt signal, and outputs the reply receipt signal to the control unit, the third frequency signal having a third frequency different from both of the first frequency and the second frequency, wherein:
the signal transmission unit is configured to:
first transmit a first signal having the first frequency;
transmit the first frequency signal after transmitting the first signal;
transmit a second signal having the first frequency after transmitting the first frequency signal; and
transmit the second frequency signal after transmitting the first frequency signal and before transmitting the second signal, and
a signal length of the first frequency signal is equal to a signal length of the first signal,
in a case where the reply receipt signal is not detected in a first time after output of the transmission data to the signal transmission unit, the first control unit outputs the transmission data again to the signal transmission unit as first retransmission data, and
in a case where the reply receipt signal is not detected in the first time, the control unit outputs the first retransmission data to the signal transmission unit after a lapse of a first standby time since the first time has elapsed.

US Pat. No. 10,141,927

OPTIMIZED RF SWITCHING DEVICE ARCHITECTURE FOR IMPEDANCE CONTROL APPLICATIONS

pSemi Corporation, San D...

1. A switching device having open reflective unselected ports, including:(a) at least one series switch, each series switch being coupled to a common port and to an associated selectable port such that selection of at least one series switch electrically couples the common port to the selectable port associated with each such selected series switch, and decouples the common port from all unselected selectable ports; and
(b) for each series switch, an associated shuntable switch, each shuntable switch being coupled between a node and the selectable port associated with such series switch;
wherein the shuntable switch for at least one selectable port is biased in a first mode of operation to be in a constant open state regardless of the open or closed state of the associated series switch, such that the at least one selectable port is in an open reflective configuration when unselected.

US Pat. No. 10,141,907

INTEGRATED BPF AND LNA INPUT MATCH

pSemi Corporation, San D...

1. An RF receiver comprising:a first shunt element;
a second shunt element;
a series element connected with the first shunt element and the second shunt element;
an LNA comprising a transistor being connected to a degenerative inductor at a source of said transistor and to the second shunt element at a gate of said transistor; and
a switch comprising a first end and a second end;
wherein:
the first shunt element and the second shunt element are configured to reject set out-of-band frequencies;
the series element is configured i) to pass set in-band frequencies and ii) as an impedance matching element, to match a first impedance to a second impedance;
a combination of the set in-band frequencies and the set out-of-band frequencies corresponds to one of a i) band-pass filtering mask or ii) low-pass filtering mask or iii) high-pass filtering mask;
the series element comprises a series resonator;
when the switch is in a closed state, the LNA is bypassed;
the first end is connected with a point of connection within or at the input of the series resonator, and
the second end is connected with an output of the LNA.

US Pat. No. 10,141,888

DOUBLE BALANCED MIXER

pSemi Corporation, San D...

1. A double balanced mixer fabricated as an integrated circuit and configured to be coupled to both (1) a first balun having an unbalanced side configured to pass a local oscillator (LO) signal and a pair of ports on a balanced side and (2) a second balun having an unbalanced side configured to pass a radio frequency (RF) signal and a pair of ports on a balanced side, the double balanced mixer including:a four-node ring including four branches, each branch including at least one low threshold voltage field effect transistor (FET) having a close-to-zero turn-on voltage, each FET having a source, a drain, and a gate, wherein the source of each FET is connected to the drain of a next FET in the four-node FET ring and the gate and the drain of each FET are connected together as a diode,
wherein a first pair of opposing nodes of the four-node FET ring are configured to be connected to the pair of ports on the balanced side of the first balun, and a second pair of opposing nodes of the four-node FET ring are configured to be connected through corresponding capacitors to the pair of ports on the balanced side of the second balun.

US Pat. No. 10,141,869

IMPEDANCE COMPENSATION

DET International Holding...

1. Method for operating a power converter that delivers output current into a grid, including the steps ofa) determining the output current of the power converter,
b) monitoring an output voltage of the power converter;
c) controlling the output current in order to prevent the output voltage from exceeding an output voltage limit,
d) adjusting the output voltage limit to compensate for a voltage variation due to a line impedance of a line between the power converter and the grid, wherein the output voltage limit can be higher than a maximum voltage allowed at the grid without the output voltage exceeding the output voltage limit thereby allowing an efficient use of an available output power of the power converter in a wider operating range.

US Pat. No. 10,141,707

LIGHT TRAP FOR HIGH POWER FIBER LASER CONNECTOR

NLIGHT, Inc., Vancouver,...

1. A system, comprising:a fiber connector including a metal housing, the metal housing including a first section to terminate a fiber generating a laser beam and a second different section to encase at least a portion of the fiber;
a chamber extending internally along a length of the second section of the metal housing; and
a light trap including plurality of threads formed along a wall of the chamber to trap light reflected back to the fiber connector in response to an application of the laser beam to a workpiece.

US Pat. No. 10,141,658

ANTENNA MODULE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An antenna module comprising:a multilayer board;
a phased array antenna that includes a plurality of antenna elements arranged on an outer face of a second conductor layer included in the multilayer board and adjusts one or more beam directions of the plurality of antenna elements by controlling a phase of each of radio frequency signals transmitted from the plurality of antenna elements;
a radio frequency (RF) chip that is arranged on an outer face of a plurality of first conductor layers included in the multilayer board and outputs the radio frequency signal;
a matching circuit that is arranged on the outer face of the plurality of first conductor layers and adjusts matching between impedance of the plurality of antenna elements and impedance of the RF chip;
a through hole that couples the plurality of first conductor layers and the second conductor layer; and
one or more vias that are on an outer side in a diameter direction of the through hole and couples the plurality of first conductor layers.

US Pat. No. 10,141,649

ANTENNA DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF ANTENNA DEVICE

SUMIDA CORPORATION, Toky...

1. An antenna device comprising:a core formed by a magnetic material;
a terminal attachment unit arranged on one end side of the core;
a coil which is arranged on the outer circumferential side of the core and concurrently, which is formed by winding a conductive wire;
a plurality of terminal members which are mounted on the terminal attachment unit and concurrently, each of which is electrically connected with a terminal of the conductive wire or an electronic component at any position thereof;
a connector connecting unit provided with a connector hole into which an external connector is inserted; and
a partition unit which partitions the terminal attachment unit and the connector connecting unit, wherein
there is provided a terminal hole at the partition unit, and
at least two or more of the terminal members are plugged-in into the terminal hole and concurrently, are mounted in a state of protruding toward the connector hole,
wherein,
the terminal members are provided with a chip-support-piece portion and a plug-in piece portion which is bent with respect to the chip-support-piece portion,
the terminal attachment unit is provided with a pair of terminal concave portions which make the distal side of the chip-support-piece portion protrude while making the pair of the terminal members enter thereinto,
a pair of through-holes pass through the terminal attachment unit and the pair of through-holes are provided so as to be opened at arbitrary positions in the pair of the terminal concave portions and also, is provided such that the plug-in piece portion will be plugged-in thereinto,
the side facing the through-hole within the terminal concave portions is provided in a cut-out opened shape, and
at the protruding portion on the distal side of the chip-support-piece portion, there is mounted the electronic component in an electrically conductive state.

US Pat. No. 10,141,631

ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH ANTENNA

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An electronic device having a front face and an opposing rear face, comprising:a housing having first and second parallel metal speaker grills that respectively form the front and rear faces and a housing wall that extends between and is perpendicular to the first and second metal speaker grills;
an antenna mounted under the housing wall and interposed between the first and second metal speaker grills that transmits and receives antenna signals through the housing wall, wherein the antenna has a sheet metal layer that forms a planar inverted-F antenna resonating element, that forms a ground, that forms a return path that extends between the planar inverted-F antenna resonating element and the ground, and that forms a feed path extending from the planar inverted-F antenna resonating element; and
a printed circuit to which the antenna is mounted, wherein the printed circuit has an opening, the feed path formed from the sheet metal layer passes at least partway through the opening, the antenna has an outer side facing outwardly towards the first metal speaker grill and an opposing inner side, and the antenna has a feed that includes the feed path and that is formed adjacent to the inner side.

US Pat. No. 10,141,599

NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY

SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD.,...

1. A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery comprising:a battery element formed by laminating and winding a positive electrode and a negative electrode with a separator interposed there between, wherein the positive electrode includes a positive electrode current collector and a positive electrode active material layer formed on both surfaces of the positive electrode current collector, and the negative electrode includes a negative electrode current collector and a negative electrode active material layer having a lower resistance value than that of the positive electrode active material layer and formed on both surfaces of the negative electrode current collector; and
a battery can housing the battery element,
wherein the positive electrode includes a positive electrode current-collector-exposed portion, in which the positive electrode current collector is exposed over a length dimension of not less than one turn of the winding of the battery element, in an intermediate layer portion of the winding,
the negative electrode includes an active material layer separation portion, which suppresses diffusion of ions contributing to electromotive force through the negative electrode active material layer, at an exposed side with respect to both exposed ends of the positive electrode current-collector-exposed portion, and
wherein the positive electrode includes a first end and a second end, each coated on both surfaces with the positive electrode active material layer, and the intermediate layer portion is located between the first end and the second end of the positive electrode,
wherein the negative electrode includes a slit having a predetermined separation dimension as the active material layer separation portion.

US Pat. No. 10,141,473

PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICES AND METHOD OF MAKING

First Solar, Inc., Tempe...

1. A photovoltaic device, comprising:a layer stack; and
an absorber layer disposed on the layer stack, wherein:
the absorber layer comprises a compound comprising cadmium, selenium, and tellurium,
the compound comprising cadmium, selenium, and tellurium has a first region and a second region,
an atomic concentration of selenium varies across the absorber layer; the first region of the compound comprising cadmium, selenium, and tellurium has a thickness between 100 nanometers to 3000 nanometers,
the second region of the compound comprising cadmium, selenium, and tellurium has a thickness between 100 nanometers to 3000 nanometers,
a ratio of an average atomic concentration of selenium in the first region of the compound comprising cadmium, selenium, and tellurium to an average atomic concentration of selenium in the second region of the compound comprising cadmium, selenium, and tellurium is greater than 10, and
the compound comprising cadmium, selenium, and tellurium further comprises mercury in an amount of that varies across a thickness of the absorber layer.

US Pat. No. 10,141,465

EPITAXIAL LIFT-OFF PROCESSED GAAS THIN-FILM SOLAR CELLS INTEGRATED WITH NON-TRACKING MINI-COMPOUND PARABOLIC CONCENTRATORS

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A method for integrating a thin-film solar cell with non-tracking miniconcentrators, said method comprising:providing a growth substrate;
depositing at least one protection layer on the growth substrate;
depositing at least one sacrificial layer on the at least one protection layer;
depositing a photoactive cell on the sacrificial layer, wherein the photoactive cell is inverted;
forming a patterned metal layer comprising an array of mesas on the photoactive cell by a photolithography method, wherein the mesas are separated by one or more trenches that extend through the patterned metal layer and the photoactive cell to the sacrificial layer;
bonding the patterned metal layer to a metallized surface of a plastic sheet;
etching the sacrificial layer with one or more etch steps that remove the photoactive cell from the growth substrate to form thin film solar cells bonded to the plastic sheet;
dicing the thin film solar cells bonded to the plastic sheet along the one or more trenches;
fabricating compound parabolic concentrators from a plastic material; and
transferring the thin film solar cells onto the compound parabolic concentrators by an adhesive-free bonding step to form an integrated thin film solar cell and compound parabolic concentrator.

US Pat. No. 10,141,460

PHOTOVOLTAIC STRUCTURE FOR A ROADWAY

COLAS, Boulogne Billanco...

1. A roadway comprising:(i) a road having a surface made of bituminous mixes or made of cement concrete, and
(ii) a photovoltaic structure comprising:
(a) at least one photovoltaic module adhesively bonded directly to the surface of the road, and
(b) a non-opaque surfacing comprising:
(1) a non-opaque matrix covering the at least one photovoltaic module, and
(2) non-opaque texturing elements embedded in the non-opaque matrix,
wherein the non-opaque texturing elements form reliefs of different shapes and different sizes on an outer surface of the non-opaque surfacing, the reliefs giving an irregular macrotexture and an irregular microtexture to the outer surface, with a mean texture depth measured according to the NF EN 13036-1 standard of between 0.2 mm and 3 mm and a polished stone value (PSV) of resistance to polishing according to the NF EN 13043 standard of at least PSV44.

US Pat. No. 10,141,446

FORMATION OF BOTTOM JUNCTION IN VERTICAL FET DEVICES

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc., Gr...

1. A vertical FinFET device comprising:a semiconductor substrate;
a fin disposed on said semiconductor substrate, said fin having a top surface and substantially vertical sides;
an epitaxially grown semiconductor material defining a bottom junction disposed below at least one of said vertical sides of said fin;
a gate structure disposed adjacent to at least said vertical sides of said fin;
a top junction disposed adjacent said top surface of said fin; and
wherein said epitaxially grown semiconductor material extends under a portion of said fin and comprises tapering surfaces juxtaposed under said fin.

US Pat. No. 10,141,435

ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING GROUP III NITRIDE SEMICONDUCTOR AND ITS FABRICATION METHOD

SixPoint Materials, Inc.,...

1. A vertical electronic device comprising an n-type contact pad, a p-type contact pad, a drift layer having a thickness, a drain, and a substrate, wherein the drift layer is positioned between the n-type contact pad and the drain so that an electrical current flows from the n-type contact pad through the thickness of the drift layer and to the drain, the n-type contact pad being adjacent to the p-type contact pad, and wherein the n-type contact pad and the p-type contact pad are positioned sufficiently closely to one another on the substrate so that a depletion region in the drift layer created by the p-type contact pad prevents current flow from the n-type contact pad on the drift layer to the Ohmic contact when no voltage is applied between the n-type contact pad and the p-type contact pad, and wherein the p-type contact pad has a bandgap that is larger than a bandgap of the drift layer.

US Pat. No. 10,141,357

PHOTOSENSOR SUBSTRATE

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A photosensor substrate comprising:a substrate;
a plurality of photoelectric transducers disposed on the substrate; and
transistors connected to the photoelectric transducers, respectively; wherein
the transistors each include
a semiconductor layer supported by the substrate,
a drain electrode and a source electrode facing each other in a direction parallel to a plane of the substrate, with the semiconductor layer interposed therebetween,
a gate insulating film covering the semiconductor layer, the drain electrode, and the source electrode, and
a gate electrode facing the semiconductor layer with the gate insulating film interposed therebetween, and
the photoelectric transducers each include
a lower electrode connected to the drain electrode or the source electrode via a contact hole provided in the gate insulating film,
a semiconductor film in contact with the lower electrode, and
an upper electrode facing the lower electrode with the semiconductor film interposed therebetween,
wherein the gate electrode of the transistor and the lower electrode of the photoelectric transducer are disposed at an identical layer level and made of an identical material.

US Pat. No. 10,141,355

SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE, PRODUCTION METHOD OF THE SAME, AND IMAGING APPARATUS

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. An imaging apparatus, comprising:an imaging optical unit;
a solid-state imaging device;
a signal processing unit;
a storage unit;
a display device;
an operation unit; and
a power source unit,
wherein the solid-state imaging device comprises,
a semiconductor substrate having a first side and a second side, opposite the first side, as a light incident side;
a plurality of transistors disposed at the first side of the semiconductor substrate;
a plurality of photoelectric conversion regions disposed in the semiconductor substrate, the plurality of photoelectric conversion regions including a first photoelectric conversion region and a second photoelectric conversion region adjacent to the first photoelectric conversion region;wherein:the first and second photoelectric conversion regions are each selectively coupled to a first amplification transistor from the plurality of transistors;
each of the first and second photoelectric conversion regions comprises a respective impurity region;
the plurality of transistors further comprises a first transfer transistor and a second transfer transistor coupled to the first photoelectric conversion region and the second photoelectric conversion region, respectively;
the first transfer transistor and the second transfer transistor are each coupled to a first floating diffusion;
the first floating diffusion is coupled to the first amplification transistor; and
the impurity regions of the first and second photoelectric conversion regions are greater than or equal to one micrometer thick and less than or equal to five micrometers thick in a depth direction between the first and second sides of the semiconductor substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,141,322

METAL FLOATING GATE COMPOSITE 3D NAND MEMORY DEVICES AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A method of making a 3D NAND memory structure having improved process margin and enhanced performance, comprising:etching a cell pillar trench into a cell stack substrate having alternating layers of conducting and insulating materials disposed on a select gate source region;
etching a plurality of floating gate recesses into sidewalls of the cell pillar trench at the layers of conductive material;
forming an interpoly dielectric (IPD) layer in the plurality of floating gate recesses;
depositing a metal layer onto the IPD layer in the plurality of floating gate recesses;
depositing a floating gate layer onto the metal layer in the plurality of floating gate recesses to form a plurality of floating gate units having a floating gate core surrounded on at least three sides by the metal layer.

US Pat. No. 10,141,224

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF INTERCONNECTION STRUCTURE

Unimicron Technology Corp...

1. A manufacturing method of an interconnection structure, comprising:providing a substrate;
forming a conductive through via in the substrate, wherein the substrate has a first surface and a second surface opposite to each other, and the conductive through via is extended from the first surface to the second surface;
removing a portion of the substrate from the first surface to expose a portion of the conductive through via;
forming a dielectric layer on the substrate, wherein the dielectric layer covers the exposed conductive through via;
forming an opening in the dielectric layer, wherein the opening exposes a portion of the conductive through via, and a top surface of the conductive through via protrudes from a bottom surface of the opening; and
forming a conductive layer in the opening, wherein the conductive layer comprises a seed layer and a conductive material layer and top surfaces of the seed layer and the conductive material layer are respectively aligned with a top surface of the dielectric layer,
wherein a method of forming the conductive layer comprises:
forming the seed layer on the dielectric layer;
performing an electroplating process to form the conductive material layer on the seed layer, wherein the opening is completely filled with the conductive material layer; and
removing a portion of the conductive material layer and keeping the conductive material layer located in the opening to form the conductive layer.

US Pat. No. 10,141,179

FAST START RF INDUCTION LAMP WITH METALLIC STRUCTURE

Lucidity Lights, Inc., C...

1. An induction RF fluorescent lamp, comprising:a bulbous vitreous portion of the induction RF fluorescent lamp comprising a lamp envelope filled with a working gas mixture;
a power coupler comprising at least one winding of an electrical conductor for receiving an alternating voltage and current to generate an alternating magnetic field and thereby induce an alternating electric field within the lamp envelope;
an electronic ballast providing appropriate voltage and current to the power coupler; and
a first metallic structure attached to a cavity wall and extending outwardly radially therefrom and within the bulbous vitreous portion outside a re-entrant cavity comprising mercury, the first metallic structure mounted within the lamp envelope and adapted to absorb power from the electric field and induce discharge during a turn-on phase of the induction RF fluorescent lamp in a manner sufficient to rapidly heat and vaporize the mercury and promote rapid luminous development during the turn-on phase of the induction RF fluorescent lamp.

US Pat. No. 10,140,895

TASK-INDICATING SHELF

Walmart Apollo, LLC, Ben...

1. A task-indicating shelf, comprising:a shelf including a supporting surface for supporting one or more physical objects;
one or more visual indicators associated with the shelf and indicative of a task to be performed with respect to the one or more physical objects; and
a docking station electrically coupled to the one or more visual indicators and configured to receive a handheld device;
wherein docking the handheld device within the docking station powers an electric circuit between the handheld device and the one or more visual indicators to selectively energize or de-energize the one or more visual indicators.

US Pat. No. 10,140,874

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENABLING VIRTUAL SIGHTSEEING USING UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES

SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LT...

1. A method for operating unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), comprising:assigning a plurality of UAVs to station in a plurality of ground stations within a plurality of cells of a honeycomb UAV ground configuration covering an operational region, wherein a said cell in the honeycomb UAV ground configuration includes multiple said ground stations positioned in a miniature honeycomb pattern, each of the plurality of UAVs being assigned to station in at least one of the plurality of ground stations, and more UAVs being stationed in a first cell of high demand than in a second cell of low demand;
in response to an operating request and according to navigational information, redeploying at least one said UAV from the first cell to a region of interest within the second cell, and the operating request including operating settings, a location of the region of interest and a characteristic of the region of interest; and
acquiring data regarding the region of interest via the redeployed UAV.

US Pat. No. 10,140,832

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR BEHAVIORAL BASED ALARMS

FLIR Systems, Inc., Wils...

1. A system comprising:a first camera configured to acquire a plurality of first image frames of at least a first scene and output first image data; and
a controller configured to communicate with the first camera and configured to:
receive first period data, wherein the first period data is first image data associated with a first time period,
process the first period data to generate processed first period data of binary images,
analyze the processed first period data to determine a presence of an object of interest within at least one image frame of the processed first period data and highlight the object of interest within the at least one image frame of the processed first period data,
analyze movement of the highlighted object of interest within the at least one image frame of the processed first period data to determine a historical movement pattern of the object within the first scene,
store the historical movement pattern,
receive, after the storing the historical movement pattern, second period data, wherein the second period data is first image data associated with a second time period,
process the second period data to generate processed second period data of binary images,
analyze the processed second period data to determine a presence of the object of interest within at least one image frame of the processed second period data and highlight the object of interest within the at least one image frame of the processed second period data,
analyze movement of the highlighted object of interest within the at least one image frame of the processed second period data to determine a recent movement pattern of the object,
compare the recent movement pattern of the object to the stored historical movement pattern of the object,
determine, responsive to the comparison, that an anomalous trigger condition has been met, and
output an alarm or response message in response to determining that the anomalous trigger condition has been met.

US Pat. No. 10,140,828

INTELLIGENT DOOR LOCK SYSTEM WITH CAMERA AND MOTION DETECTOR

August Home, Inc., San F...

1. A wireless camera system, comprising:one or more wireless bridges each including a computing device, an internet-facing first radio, a non-internet facing second radio, and a third internet-facing radio responsible for transmitting video;
one or more cameras;
an intelligent door lock system coupled to the one or more wireless bridges, the intelligent door lock system including an engine, a circuit coupled to the engine, and an energy source coupled to the circuit, wherein a non-user occupant third party is allowed controlled access to a dwelling when the user occupant grants access rights to the non-user occupant third party;
a motion detection device coupled to the one or more cameras;
wherein in a first step the motion detection device detects motion of an individual approaching a dwelling, and in a second step if the motion detector detects the
approach then the camera is turned on in sufficient time to take a face or body picture of the individual.

US Pat. No. 10,140,814

MOBILE PAYMENT AND CREDIT INTEGRATION INTO A WAGERING GAME MACHINE

BALLY GAMING, INC., Las ...

1. A wagering game machine comprising:a processor;
a wagering game module, executable on the processor, configured to present a wagering game on which monetary value can be wagered to a wagering game player;
a receiver configured to communicate with a transmitter of a mobile device to receive a mobile payment from the mobile device;
a bill validator that is communicatively coupled to the receiver, the bill validator configured to receive the mobile payment from the receiver, wherein the bill validator is configured to output a first communication to issue a first wagering game credit for the wagering game machine in response to receipt of a monetary bill, wherein in response to receipt of the mobile payment from the receiver the bill validator is configured to output a second communication to issue a second wagering game credit on the wagering game machine;
wherein in response to receipt of the mobile payment, the receiver transmits to the bill validator a spoofing signal to cause the bill validator to assume that the bill validator had physically received an actual monetary bill or actual printed ticket instead of the mobile payment.

US Pat. No. 10,140,709

AUTOMATIC DETECTION AND SEMANTIC DESCRIPTION OF LESIONS USING A CONVOLUTIONAL NEURAL NETWORK

International Business Ma...

1. A system, comprising a processor to:train a convolutional neural network (CNN) to detect features, and train fully connected layers of the CNN to map detected features to semantic descriptors, based on a data set comprising one or more lesions;
receive a medical image to be analyzed for lesions;
extract feature maps comprising detected features from the medical image using the trained CNN;
detect a region of interest via the trained CNN and generate a bounding box around the detected region of interest;
reduce a dimension of the region of interest based on the feature maps; and
generate a semantic description of the region of interest via the trained fully connected layers.

US Pat. No. 10,140,668

GIFTING ENABLED BY INTEGRATION OF COMMERCE AND SOCIAL NETWORKS

International Business Ma...

1. A computer implemented method for automatically generating and executing an e-commerce gift offer for a social network contact as a function of integrating social network data, the method comprising executing on a processor the steps of:in response to a first graphical interface input of a first user comprising a selection of an item that is offered for sale on a first web site that offers goods or services for sale, determining a category of the item;
searching social network personal data of the first user that is located on a social network web site that is different from the first web site to identify a plurality of other, second users that are each associated to the first user within the social network personal data of the first user, wherein the association of the second users to the first user is selected from the group consisting of a friend, a family member and a business associate of the first user;
filtering the identified plurality of second users to generate a subset of the plurality of second users that are each indicated by their respective individual social network profile data to like an item that is within the category or to have previously purchased an item within the category;
using the individual social network profile data of the subset plurality of the second users that is acquired from the social network web site to automatically determine a geographic location of a current residence of each of the subset plurality of the second users;
presenting a rank-ordered listing of offers to the first user to select the item for additional gift purchase for each of the subset plurality of second users by ranking the offers to family members ahead of friends and to friends ahead of offers to business associates of the first user, and as a function of distance from geographic locations of current residences of each of the second users to a geographic location of the item;
in response to a second graphical interface input of the first user comprising an acceptance of one of the rank-ordered listed offers, filtering a plurality of online retailers each offering the item for sale to generate a subset plurality of the online retailers that each offer the item for sale and provide for delivery of the item to the determined geographic location of the current residence of the second user that is identified in the accepted offer; and
automatically selecting one of the subset plurality of the online retailers for execution of the additional gift purchase of the item for the second user that is identified in the accepted offer that has, relative to remaining others of the subset plurality of the online retailers, an attribute that is selected from the group consisting of a lowest transaction cost, a highest customer satisfaction rating, and a shortest estimated shipping time.

US Pat. No. 10,140,666

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TARGETED DATA GATHERING FOR TAX PREPARATION

Intuit Inc., Mountain Vi...

1. A computer-implemented method for the targeted gathering of tax data for use with tax preparation software comprising:a computing device presenting to a user a plurality of interview questions or statements;
the computing device creating a user profile based on the responses to the interview questions or statements;
the computing device executing a data capture utility, the data capture utility including an application programming interface (API) which accesses one or more remotely located data sources and captures tax data from the data sources;
the computing device identifying highly relevant tax topics based on the user profile, wherein a highly relevant tax topic is a tax topic determined to have a probability of being relevant to the user greater than a predetermined threshold;
the computing device confirming with the user whether other tax topics apply to the user, wherein tax topics which are not identified as a highly relevant tax topic and not confirmed by the user as a tax topic which applies to the user are referred to as a low relevance tax topic;
the computing device modifying one or more completion graphs for completing all required data fields for computing a tax return based on the identified highly relevant tax topics by eliminating nodes on the completion graphs representing the low relevance tax topics, the completion graphs converted into a plurality of decision tables, each decision table representing a plurality of columns wherein each column corresponds to a tax question and a plurality of rows wherein each row corresponds to a completion path for a tax rule, thereby forming a plurality of cells with each cell corresponding to a particular row and column, each cell in a respective row having a logic operator corresponding to the tax question of each cell's respective column such that completion of each respective row is determined by the logic operators in the respective row, wherein each cell is related to a node on the tax calculation graph;
the computing device executing a tax logic agent of the tax preparation software, the tax logic agent traversing the decision tables using user-specific tax data to determine one or more suggested tax questions for obtaining missing tax data required to complete the tax return;
the computing device executing a user interface manager of the tax preparation software, the user interface manager receiving the suggested tax questions, determining a tax question to be presented to a user for completing a tax return and generating an interview screen having the tax question to be presented to a user based at least in part upon the suggested tax questions, the user interface manager being detached from the tax logic agent such that the interview screen is not rigidly defined by the tax logic agent; and
the computing device executing a tax calculation engine of the tax preparation software configured to compute a tax liability or refund amount.

US Pat. No. 10,140,662

INTERACTIVE GRAPHICAL INTERFACE SYSTEMS AND METHODS

HARTFORD FIRE INSURANCE C...

1. A computer system configured to generate an interactive graphical interface for display on a plurality of remote user devices, comprising:one or more data storage devices storing data indicative of a plurality of user goals, a first set of user goals being categorized as basic user goals and a second set of user goals being categorized as optional user goals, the second set of user goals being different from the first set of user goals;
a communication device configured to communicate with the plurality of remote user devices;
a planning computer platform coupled to one or more data storage devices and the communication device and configured to
render for display on one of the plurality of remote user devices, via the communication device, a first interactive graphical interface for receiving expense data, the first interactive graphical interface including a first screen area, a second screen area different from the first screen area, and a plurality of icons for user manipulation, each of the plurality of icons corresponding to one of the user goals;
receive from the remote user device, via the communication device, a graphical drag-and-drop indication that one or more of the plurality of icons has been moved to one of the first screen area and the second screen area, the icons moved to the first screen area corresponding to the first set of user goals being categorized as basic user goals, and the icons moved to the second screen area corresponding to the second set of user goals being categorized as optional user goals;
render for display on the remote user device, via the communication device, a second interactive graphic interface interface including income input fields for receiving income data indicative of predictable periodic income of the user;
calculate, based upon the first set of user goals and the income data indicative of the predictable periodic income of the user, a financial gap for the user;
render for display on the remote user device, via the communication device, a third interactive graphic interface including a pictoral depiction of the calculated financial gap, the third interactive graphic interface further including a source screen area and an income screen area different from the source screen area, the source screen area including a plurality of source icons for user manipulation;
receive from the remote user device, via the communication device, a graphical drag-and-drop indication that one or more of the source icons has been moved between the source screen area and the income screen area;
re-calculate the financial gap for the user based on the source icons moved to the income screen area, the first set of user goals, and the income data indicative of the predictable periodic income of the user; and
render for display on the interactive graphical interface of the remote user device, via the communication device, a revised pictoral depiction of the re-calculated financial gap.

US Pat. No. 10,140,658

COMMODITY BACKED VIRTUAL CURRENCY METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR NETWORK TRANSACTIONS

1. A computerized method for managing a user account, the method comprising:receiving, by a currency computer system, a transfer of first funds into a user account, wherein the first funds have a first value;
purchasing, by the currency computer system, a commodity or a valuable asset to back the first funds from a commodity exchange computer system, wherein the commodity or asset has a second value, and the first and second values are the same;
using an encryption engine, encrypting virtual currency to generate encrypted virtual currency;
entering the encrypted virtual currency into a public ledger database, wherein the public ledger database is publically accessible;
transforming, by the currency computer system, the first funds into virtual funds based on the second value the commodity or asset purchased from the commodity exchange computer system by the currency computer system, wherein the virtual funds are at least a portion of the encrypted virtual currency;
entering, by the currency computer system, the second value for the virtual funds into the user account based on the commodity or asset purchased from the commodity exchange computer system by the currency computer system;
entering, by the currency computer system, the second value for the virtual funds held in the user account in the public ledger database, which is adapted for public inspection;
tracking, in an repeating manner by the currency computer system, a third value of the commodity or asset purchased from the commodity exchange computer system by the currency computer system;
calculating in a repeating manner by the currency computer system, a difference between the third value and the second value;
increasing or decreasing the second value of the virtual funds by the difference, in a repeating manner by the currency computer system, based on the value of the commodity or asset being the third value when tracked by the currency computer system, wherein the user account is accessible by the currency computer system, for making purchases or an additional transfer of the virtual funds to another user account;
receiving, by the currency computer system, a request to transform the virtual funds in the user account into second funds in the user account on a first date;
decrypting the virtual funds;
verifying the authenticity of the virtual funds as authentic, subsequent to and based on decrypting the virtual funds;
entering, by the currency computer system, a fourth value for the second fund into the user account based on a sale value of the commodity or asset on the first date;
entering a deduction for the fourth value of the virtual funds held in the user account from the public ledger database; and
selling, by the currency computer system, the commodity or asset on a second date to generate a fifth value for third funds, wherein the fourth and fifth values are different values and the first and second dates are different dates.

US Pat. No. 10,140,573

NEURAL NETWORK ADAPTATION TO CURRENT COMPUTATIONAL RESOURCES

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for processing in a Neural Processing Unit (NPU) cortex of a robotic device having a system of artificial neurons, comprising:reducing resolution of one or more functions performed by at least one processing unit of the NPU cortex, based at least in part on availability of computational resources, the at least one processing unit including at least one neuromorphic processor;
compensating for the reduction in resolution by adjusting one or more network weights associated with the system; and
operating at least one sensor of the robotic device, using the at least one processing unit, at the reduced resolution and the adjusted one or more network weights for performing the one or more functions.

US Pat. No. 10,140,488

SYSTEM CONTROLLED BY DATA BEARING RECORDS

OEConnection LLC, Richfi...

1. At least one tangible medium including non-transitory circuit executable instructions operative to cause at least one circuit executing such instructions to carry out a method comprising:a) reading with at least one reader, vehicle identifying indicia included on a tag in operative connection with a damaged vehicle,
b) operating a repair estimate calculation circuit (RECC) to
i) determine responsive at least in part to the read vehicle identifying indicia, a plurality of repair parts usable to repair the damaged vehicle, and
ii) generate a needed parts record (NPR), wherein the NPR includes parts identifying data usable to identify the plurality of repair parts,
c) operating a parts pricing circuit (PPC) to
i) receive the NPR,
ii) responsive at least in part to the NPR, produce a parts pricing record (PPR), wherein the PPR includes repair parts identifying data and respective price data for at least some of the repair parts corresponding to the parts identifying data included in the NPR,
iii) associate a unique identifier (ID) with the PPR,
iv) store the ID and the PPR in associated relation in at least one data store associated with the PPC,
v) make accessible to the RECC the PPR and the ID,
d) operating the RECC to
i) generate a repair order record responsive at least in part to the PPR, wherein the repair order record corresponds to repair of the vehicle and includes the ID,
ii) make the repair order record accessible to a vehicle repair entity (VRE) that is authorized to make repairs to the damaged vehicle,
e) operating a parts order circuit (POC) associated with a seller of vehicle repair parts, to
i) receive at least one input including the ID included in the repair order record,
ii) send the ID from the POC to the PPC,
f) operating the PPC responsive to receipt of the ID from the POC to make the PPR accessible to the POC,
g) operating the POC responsive at least in part to the PPR to cause at least one repair part corresponding to the repair parts identifying data included in the PPR, to be furnished to the VRE to install the at least one repair part on the damaged vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,140,483

ANTENNA EMBEDDED INVENTORY SHELF

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. An apparatus, comprising:an antenna embedded inventory shelf, including:
a ground plane;
a substrate positioned on top of and adjacent to the ground plane and formed of a material having a low dielectric constant;
a plurality of antenna elements positioned along an upper surface of the substrate such that a radio frequency identification (“RFID”) tag placed near an antenna element of the plurality of antenna elements will be energized by the antenna element; and
a protective cover positioned over the plurality of antenna elements, such that the plurality of antenna elements are positioned between the substrate and the protective cover.

US Pat. No. 10,140,394

METHOD FOR REJECTING TUNING DISTURBANCES TO IMPROVE LAMP FAILURE PREDICTION QUALITY IN THERMAL PROCESSES

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. A method for lamp failure prediction, comprising:creating virtual sensors by collecting data comprising current and resistance related to an upper lamp and a lower lamp of a lamp module disposed in a semiconductor process chamber, wherein the virtual sensors are represented as equations selected from one or more of the following:
wherein TII is “Top Inner Current,” BII is “Bottom Inner Current,” TOI is “Top Outer Current,” BOI is “Bottom Outer Current,” TIR is “Top Inner Resistance,” BIR is “Bottom Inner Resistance,” TOR is “Top Outer Resistance,” BOR is “Bottom Outer Resistance,” and the expression “log” in equations is natural logarithm, and where factors k1, k2, k3, k4 are constants extracted from the data;providing a lamp failure prediction for the lamp module using the virtual sensors as inputs; and
performing maintenance on the lamp module based on the lamp failure prediction to increase uptime and reduce unscheduled downtime.

US Pat. No. 10,140,373

ELICITING USER SHARING OF CONTENT

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising:by one or more computing devices, accessing a social-networking system to retrieve one or more first media items associated with a target user, the one or more first media items also associated with an entity of a social graph having a coefficient measurement determined based on a relationship between the entity and the target user that is greater than a threshold coefficient measurement;
by one or more computing devices, inferring an intent of the target user to post to the social-networking system based on one or more of the retrieved first media items and at least one of social graph information, location information, user profile information, temporal information, and privacy information associated with the target user;
by one or more computing devices, assembling one or more second media items relevant to the entity of the social graph having the coefficient measurement greater than the threshold coefficient measurement and at least one of social graph information, location information, user profile information, temporal information, and privacy information associated with the target user from which the intent to post was inferred;
by one or more computing devices, sending to the target user a first prompt to post comprising one or more of the assembled second media items;
by one or more computing devices, receiving one or more indications of one or more reactions of the target user to one or more of the assembled second media items in the first prompt; and
by one or more computing devices, sending to the target user a second prompt to post one or more third media items selected based on the one or more reactions of the target user to the first prompt,
wherein the first media items, the second media items, and the third media items are multimedia items.

US Pat. No. 10,140,370

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MAINTAINING ENCRYPTED SEARCH INDEXES ON THIRD-PARTY STORAGE SYSTEMS

Veritas Technologies LLC,...

1. A computer-implemented method for maintaining encrypted search indexes on third party storage systems, at least a portion of the method being performed by a computing device comprising at least one processor, the method comprising:identifying, as part of a plugin of a search engine, a dynamic search index used by the search engine, wherein:
the dynamic search index comprises a plurality of data chunks;
each of the plurality of data chunks comprises one or more data blocks;
each of the plurality of data chunks has been encrypted using a unique nonce; and
a search-index initialization vector is designated and stored for encrypting the dynamic search index; and
enabling a single data chunk in the plurality of data chunks to be accessed by decrypting, as part of the plugin of the search engine, the single data chunk by:
calculating a chunk initialization vector for decrypting the single data chunk by:
identifying the unique nonce used to encrypt the single data chunk; and
deriving the chunk initialization vector by summing the search-index initialization vector with a product of the unique nonce and a number of the one or more data blocks; and
using the chunk initialization vector to decrypt the single data chunk; and
reencrypting, as part of the plugin of the search engine after the single data chunk has been accessed, the single data chunk by:
calculating a new chunk initialization vector for encrypting the single data chunk such that no two data chunks in the plurality of data chunks have identical initialization vectors by:
calculating a new unique nonce for the single data chunk; and
deriving the new chunk initialization vector by summing the search-index initialization vector with a product of the new unique nonce and the number of the one or more data blocks; and
using the new chunk initialization vector to encrypt the single data chunk.

US Pat. No. 10,140,357

ANOMALY, ASSOCIATION AND CLUSTERING DETECTION

International Business Ma...

1. A method, comprising:receiving a data table comprising one or more data groups and two or more attribute groups;
merging a first one of the two or more attribute groups and a second one of the two or more attribute groups to form a merged attribute group, wherein the merged attribute group is associated with a first compression cost for compressing at least a given portion of the data table, the first compression cost being less than a second compression cost for compressing the given portion of the data table using the first attribute group and the second attribute group;
splitting a given one of the one or more data groups into the given data group and a new data group;
determining whether a cost for compressing the given data group using the merged attribute group decreases by removing at least one of the data points from the given data group; and
assigning the at least one data point to the new data group responsive to determining that the cost for compressing the given data group using the merged attributed group decreases by removing the at least one data point from the given data group;
wherein the method is performed by at least one processor device.

US Pat. No. 10,140,245

MEMCACHED SERVER FUNCTIONALITY IN A CLUSTER OF DATA PROCESSING NODES

III HOLDINGS 2, LLC, Wil...

1. A method comprising:determining, at a first node server, if a second node server has data stored thereon corresponding to a data identifier in response to the second node server receiving a data retrieval request from the first node server including the data identifier;
determining, at the first node server, if a remote memory access channel exists between the first node server and the second node server;
accessing, at the first node server, the data from the second node server using the remote memory access channel after determining that the second node server has the data stored thereon and that the remote memory access channel exists between the first node server and the second node server; and
mapping, at the first node server, a first physical address on the first node server corresponding to the data retrieval request and a second physical address on the second node server.

US Pat. No. 10,140,235

SERVER

INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOL...

1. A server, comprising:a main board for providing a data signal according to a transmission format of non-volatile memory express (NVME);
a bridge board, electrically connected to the main board, for obtaining the data signal according to the transmission format of NVME, and producing sub data signals according to the data signal and the transmission format of NVME; and
sub boards electrically connected to the bridge board, each of the sub boards comprising storage modules, one of the sub boards configured to obtain one of the sub data signals according to the transmission format of NVME, and one of the sub boards configured to provide the sub data signal to the storage modules of the sub board according to the transmission format of NVME after receiving the sub data signal;
wherein the bridge board, according to a command of the main board, controls one of the sub boards to produce at least one status parameter or at least one mode determination result by detecting at least one of the storage modules, the main board further comprises a processor for providing a processor control signal according to a I2C transmission format, the bridge board comprises buffers, each of the buffer is configured to produce a corresponding sub processor control signal according to the processor control signal, the bridge board provides one of the sub processor control signals to one of the sub boards according to the I2C transmission format, and one of the sub processor control signals is configured to control one of the sub boards to produce the at least one mode determination result by detecting at least one of the storage modules.

US Pat. No. 10,140,118

APPLICATION DATA SYNCHRONIZATION METHOD AND APPARATUS

Huawei Device (Dongguan) ...

1. An application data synchronization method, wherein the method is applied to a terminal, a first operating system and a second operating system are installed in the terminal, a first application is installed on the first operating system, a second application is installed on the second operating system, and at least one same function is achieved by the first application and the second application, wherein the method comprises:when the second application runs on the second operating system, performing the function by using second application data, and updating the second application data according to first application data, and updating the first application data when the first application runs on the first operating system to perform the function, wherein
the first application data and the second application data are stored in the terminal, wherein updating the first application data and the second application data is performed according to a comparison of a first update time of a first file containing the first application data with respect to a second update time of a second file containing the second application data, and is performed using a storage configuration file that stores details for the first application data and second application data including storage locations, storage formats, and data sizes.

US Pat. No. 10,140,114

METHOD FOR WIRELESSLY UPDATING FIRMWARE IN A WIDE AREA NETWORK

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. A method for providing wireless firmware over the air (FOTA) updates in a long-range (LoRa™) network, the method comprising:selecting, via transceivers used in at least one end node and a transceiver in a LoRa™ gateway, a certain frequency channel, wherein the LoRa™ network includes the at least one end node and at least one gateway, the at least one end node including the transceivers and the LoRa™ gateway including its transceiver;
activating or deactivating, via the transceivers in the end nodes and the transceiver in the LoRa™ gateway, the LoRa™ mode, wherein the LoRa™ mode is deactivated in the gateway and in the end nodes if a firmware update is to be transferred to the end nodes;
wherein a FOTA mode acting via a frequency shift keying (FSK) modulation scheme is activated in the transceivers on the end node and the transceiver on the gateway, and a wireless firmware update is prepared by the gateway for the end nodes,
wherein the LoRa™ transceiver used in the end node and the transceiver used in the LoRa™ gateway can select a certain frequency channel and deactivate the LoRa™ mode, and
wherein when the spread-spectrum LoRa™ mode is deactivated, the transceiver at the end node and the transceiver at the gateway function use the FSK modulation scheme.

US Pat. No. 10,139,980

TOUCH WINDOW

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

1. A capacitive touch window comprising:a substrate including a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface;
a cover substrate on the substrate; and
an electrode on the substrate,
wherein the electrode comprises:
a first sensing electrode on the first surface of the substrate facing the cover substrate, and extending in one direction;
a second sensing electrode on the second surface of the substrate, and extending in another direction different from the one direction,
a first wire electrode electrically connected to the first sensing electrode, and disposed on the first surface of the substrate; and
a second wire electrode electrically connected to the second sensing electrode, and disposed on the second surface of the substrate,
wherein each of the first and second sensing electrodes comprises:
a first mesh line extending in a first, direction and having a first width;
a second mesh line extending in a second direction different from the first direction and having a second width;
a cross area in which the first and second mesh lines cross each other, the cross area having a third width, the third width being a diagonal of the cross area;
opening parts formed by the first and second mesh lines; and
a protective layer disposed on the second surface of the substrate,
wherein each of the first width, the second width and the third width is in the range of 0.1 ?m to 10 ?m, and
wherein the third width is 2 to 10 times each of the first width and the second width.

US Pat. No. 10,139,946

INPUT DEVICE AND DISPLAY DEVICE

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. An input device comprising:a first substrate including a first surface and a second surface;
a light-emitting element unit including:
a plurality of first conductive layers made of a transparent light-transmissive conductive material, and formed in one layer on the second surface side;
a plurality of second conductive layers formed in one layer on the second surface side different from the layer in which the first conductive layers are formed; and
at least one luminescent layer provided between the first conductive layers and the second conductive layers and electrically in contact with the first conductive layers and the second conductive layers; and
a plurality of third conductive layers that are formed so as to be insulated from the first conductive layers and the second conductive layers and not to intersect with the second conductive layers in planar view, and that are configured to detect a change in an electric field between the first conductive layers and the third conductive layers depending on coordinates of a proximity object present at a position overlapping with the first conductive layers and the first surface in planar view,
wherein the at least one luminescent layer emits light via the first conductive layers in a direction facing away from the second surface of the first substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,139,927

DISPLAY APPARATUS

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. A display apparatus comprising:a pixel array having a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix form; and
a plurality of signal wires arranged in the pixel array,
a plurality of signal lines arranged in each column of the pixel array to supply an image signal to a plurality of pixels arranged in a corresponding column; and
a plurality of drive electrodes arranged in parallel with each other in the pixel array to supply a drive signal to the plurality of pixels in an image display,
wherein, when an externally-detecting object is detected, a plurality of coils having areas overlapping with each other are formed of a plurality of signal wires among the plurality of signal wires, and
a driving signal is supplied to the plurality of coils, so that magnetic fields generated in the plurality of respective coils are superimposed in the overlapped area,
wherein the plurality of signal wires are the plurality of drive electrodes,
wherein each of the plurality of drive electrodes includes a first electrode and a plurality of second electrodes connected to the first electrode and having a smaller resistance value than a resistance value of the first electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,139,801

PARAFFIN DISPENSER, EMBEDDER, AND CONTROL METHOD AND CONTROL APPARATUS FOR PARAFFIN DISPENSER

Leica Microsystems Ltd., ...

1. A control method for a paraffin dispenser in an embedder, comprising:collecting information of a current mold while the current mold is in the paraffin dispenser so as to acquire an identification of the current mold;
determining whether the identification of the current mold is correct by determining whether the identification of the current mold matches with a predetermined identification; and
controlling the paraffin dispenser to pour paraffin into the current mold, when it is determined that the identification of the current mold is correct,
wherein the paraffin dispenser is controlled to pour the paraffin into the current mold by opening a flow valve in the paraffin dispenser,
wherein the flow valve is not opened when it is determined that the identification of the current mold is not correct.

US Pat. No. 10,139,798

PRODUCTION MACHINE OR MACHINE TOOL AND METHOD FOR OPERATING SUCH A MACHINE TOOL

Siemens Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A production machine comprising:a control and monitoring system,
a memory having a part program loaded into the memory and incorporating Human-Machine-Interface (HMI) instructions for the control and monitoring system,
a processor executing the part program,
a processing component comprising an evaluating language element constructed as a parser, and an administrating HMI element, wherein the processing component evaluates a syntax or semantics defined for the HMI instructions during execution of the part program, and
a displaying controlled by the processing component and displaying HMI outputs,
wherein the evaluating language element identifies HMI elements that are referenced in the HMI instructions and successively identifies individual labels incorporated in the HMI instructions,
wherein the administrating HMI element generates an HMI output for each identified HMI element, and
wherein the HMI instructions are embedded in the part program in XML format and wherein, when the HMI instructions are identified by the evaluating language element, a software function is initiated based on the identified individual label, with the software function defined as an XML code and being stored in a library.

US Pat. No. 10,139,768

IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A sheet processing apparatus, comprising:a supporting portion configured to support sheets on which an image is respectively formed;
a pair of tooth members configured to bite the sheets which are supported by the supporting portion to bind the sheets;
a cam configured to rotate around a rotation axis line to move at least one of the pair of tooth members with respect to another one of the pair of tooth members so that the sheets are bitten by the pair of tooth members;
a motor;
a transfer mechanism having a first gear and a second gear and configured to transfer rotation of the motor to the cam via the first and second gears so as to rotate the cam around the rotation axis line; and
a wall perpendicular to the rotation axis line,
wherein, when viewed in a direction parallel to the rotation axis line, at least a part of the first gear, at least a part of the second gear, and at least a part of the cam respectively overlap with the wall,
the pair of tooth members, the motor, and the cam are arranged so as to face one side of the wall, and
the first gear and the second gear are arranged so as to face another side of the wall opposite to the one side.

US Pat. No. 10,139,753

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS HAVING CONTROLLED DRIVING FORCE

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A toner supply unit for use in an image forming apparatus for forming an image on a recording material with toner, said toner supply unit comprising:a main body including a mounting portion for mounting a toner bottle;
a driving device supplying a driving force;
a controller to control the driving force;
a toner bottle containing toner, dismountably mounted to said mounting portion and including a discharging portion for discharging the toner contained therein, said toner bottle being rotatable by a driving force supplied from said driving device;
a detector configured to detect information relating to a number of rotations of said toner bottle;
a movable shutter member provided on said toner bottle and movable between a closing position for closing said discharging portion and an opening position for opening said discharging portion;
a bottle gear provided on said toner bottle and configured to receive the driving force in a state that said toner bottle is mounted to said mounting portion;
a moving mechanism provided in said main body and configured to move said shutter member from the closing position to the opening position with rotation of said bottle gear in the state that said toner bottle is mounted to said mounting portion; and
a discharging mechanism provided on said toner bottle and configured to discharge a predetermined amount of toner from said discharging portion with the rotation of said bottle gear, in the state that said toner bottle is mounted to said mounting portion,
wherein by control of said controller,
the driving force inputted to said bottle gear in a period from input of the driving force to said bottle gear to a predetermined number of detections of the information by said detector is smaller than the driving force inputted to said bottle gear at a time when said discharging mechanism first discharges the predetermined amount of toner from the discharging portion after the predetermined number of detections of the information.

US Pat. No. 10,139,745

TONER

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A toner, in which inorganic fine particles and charge control particles are present on the surfaces of toner base particles,wherein
an average circularity of the toner base particles is 0.93 or more,
the inorganic fine particles satisfy the following conditions i) and ii),
i) the number average particle diameter is 90 nm or more,
ii) the value produced by dividing the rate of change in the mass of the inorganic fine particles by the specific surface area of the inorganic fine particles is 0.05 (%·g/m2) or less, wherein the rate of change in the mass of the inorganic fine particles is calculated by a following formula:
(TGA2?TGA1)×100/TGA1in the formula,the mass of the inorganic fine particles, which are left to stand for 24 hours or more in an environment at a temperature of 23° C. and a relative humidity of 5%, is defined “TGA1”, andthe mass of the inorganic fine particles, which are further left to stand for 1 hour in an environment at a temperature of 30° C. and a relative humidity of 80%, is defined “TGA2”,the charge control particles are a polymer compound,
the polymer compound has at least a partial structure represented by General formula (1),

in General formula (1), R1 represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group, and * represents a bonding site for bonding to a structure represented by General formula (2),

in General formula (2), R2 to R5 represent independently a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having a carbon number of 1 to 6, a halogen atom, a cyano group, a nitro group, or a partial structure represented by General formula (1), at least one of R2 to R5 is the partial structure represented by General formula (1),
the charge control particles have the charge attenuation factor of 10% or less, wherein the charge attenuation factor is evaluated by measuring a charge attenuation factor of the coating film on an electrically conductive substrate, the coating film is obtained by coating the polymer compound being dissolved into methyl ethyl ketone on the electrically conductive substrate,
the toner base particle coverage Hb, which is a coverage ratio of a surface of the toner base particle with the inorganic fine particles, is 10.0% to 50.0%,
the toner base particle coverage Hc, which is a coverage ratio of a surface of the toner base particle with the charge control particles, is 10.0% to 80.0%, and
a sum of Hb and Hc is 20.0% to 90.0%.

US Pat. No. 10,139,742

ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC VARNISH COMPOSITION

HP Indigo B.V., Amstelve...

1. An electrophotographic varnish composition comprising, in a liquid carrier,a. an epoxy-based cross-linking agent;
b. a mono-epoxy diluent;
c. a polymeric resin;
d. and a metal catalyst and/or a photo-initiator.

US Pat. No. 10,139,732

SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS, SUBSTRATE PROCESSING METHOD AND RECORDING MEDIUM

TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED, ...

1. A substrate processing apparatus, comprising:a first protection processing unit configured to form a first protective film on a peripheral portion of a substrate;
a film forming unit configured to form a film containing a metal on a front surface of the substrate;
a first cleaning processing unit configured to perform a cleaning processing of the peripheral portion of the substrate on which the film is formed; and
a control unit,
wherein the control unit is configured to:
control the first protection processing unit to form the first protective film on the peripheral portion of the substrate,
control the film forming unit to form the film on the front surface of the substrate on which the first protective film is formed,
control the first cleaning processing unit to supply a first chemical liquid for removing the film to the peripheral portion of the substrate on which the film is formed,
control the first cleaning processing unit to supply a second chemical liquid for removing a metal component to the peripheral portion of the substrate after the first chemical liquid is supplied to the peripheral portion of the substrate, and
control the first cleaning processing unit to supply a third chemical liquid for removing the first protective film to the peripheral portion of the substrate after the second chemical liquid is supplied to the peripheral portion of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,139,730

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING LIQUID FLEXOGRAPHIC PRINTING PLATES

MacDermid Graphics Soluti...

1. A system for producing a relief image printing plate from a liquid photopolymer resin, the system comprising:a. an upper source of actinic radiation and a lower source of actinic radiation for exposing the liquid photopolymer resin to actinic radiation to crosslink and cure portions of the liquid photopolymer resin;
b. a top exposure glass and a bottom exposure glass arranged between the upper source of actinic radiation and the lower source of actinic radiation for confining the liquid photopolymer resin during production of the relief image printing plate;
c. a relief image negative arranged between the bottom exposure glass and the liquid photopolymer, wherein the relief image negative comprises transparent portions and opaque portions, wherein the transparent portions define areas where the liquid photopolymer can be exposed to be exposure to actinic radiation from the lower source of actinic radiation through the bottom exposure glass to crosslink and cure portions of the liquid photopolymer, and wherein the opaque portions define areas where the liquid photopolymer is not to exposed to actinic radiation and is not cured; and
d. a programmable screen arranged between the top exposure glass and the upper source of actinic radiation, wherein the programmable screen is programmable with an image file of a desire image, said image file comprising transparent portions and opaque portions.

US Pat. No. 10,139,694

REFLECTION TYPE DISPLAY DEVICE

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

1. A reflection type display device, comprising:a color panel having first and second electrodes and color-varying particles of a core-shell structure between the first and second electrodes, wherein the color-varying particles are respectively disposed at first, second and third pixel regions; and
a variable light-transmitting panel over the color panel and having third and fourth electrodes and black-varying particles of a core-shell structure between the third and fourth electrodes, wherein the black-varying particles are respectively disposed at the first, second and third pixel regions.

US Pat. No. 10,139,673

DISPLAY PANEL AND MOTHER SUBSTRATE FOR DISPLAY PANELS

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A mother substrate for display panels, the mother substrate comprising:a base substrate which comprises a panel area comprising a display area and a non-display area, an align key area, and a surrounding area of the panel area and the align key area; and
a polarizing member disposed on a surface of the base substrate and comprising a plurality of grid patterns overlapping the display area, a reflective pattern overlapping the non-display area, and an align key overlapping the align key area,
wherein a first height from the surface of the base substrate to an upper surface of the reflective pattern is different from a second height from the surface of the base substrate to upper surfaces of the grid patterns, and a third height from the surface of the base substrate to an upper surface of the align key is equal to the first height or the second height.

US Pat. No. 10,139,664

PREVENTING COLOR MIXING IN LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICES

Panasonic Liquid Crystal ...

1. A liquid crystal display device comprising:a display portion having a right edge and a left edge, the display portion being divided into a right side and a left side by a center line, the display portion comprising:
a first substrate comprising a plurality of data lines extending in a first direction and aligned in a second direction intersecting the first direction, each of the plurality of data lines having a center along the first direction;
a second substrate aligned with the first substrate comprising a light blocking film overlapping the plurality of data lines and having a plurality of light blocking portions extending in the first direction and aligned in the second direction, each of the plurality of light blocking portions having a center along the first direction, each of the plurality of light blocking portions overlapping with an associated one of the plurality of data lines in a planar view; and
a liquid crystal layer interposed between the first substrate and the second substrate, wherein:
the plurality of data lines include a first data line and a second data line, the first data line being closer to the center line than the second data line,
the second substrate further comprising a plurality of color filters, the plurality of color filters including at least a first color filter and a second color filter, the first color filter and the second color filter being different color from each other and arranged next to each other in different sub-pixels, wherein each of the plurality of color filters is arranged in a sub-pixel, each sub-pixel is defined by two adjacent data lines and two adjacent gate lines
a plurality of light blocking portions include a first light blocking portion and a second light blocking portion, each of the first light blocking portion and the second light blocking portion being located between the first color filter and the second color filter, and the first light blocking portion overlapping with the first data line and the second light blocking portion overlapping with the second data line, and
a relative distance between the center of the first data line and the center of the first light blocking portion is smaller than a relative distance between the center of the second data line and the center of the second light blocking portion.

US Pat. No. 10,139,653

CONVEX DISPLAY

GIANTPLUS TECHNOLOGY CO.,...

1. A convex display, comprising:a first substrate;
a second substrate disposed opposite to the first substrate;
a display medium disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate;
a color filter layer disposed on the first substrate;
an optical film disposed on the first substrate and located farther away from the display medium than the color filter layer, the optical film comprising:
a base material; and
a plurality of optical microstructures embedded in the base material respectively, wherein a refractive index of each of the plurality of optical microstructures is larger than a refractive index of the base material, and at least a part of the plurality of optical microstructures are not parallel to each other; and
an active device layer disposed on the first substrate or the second substrate, wherein the first substrate has a first convex surface, the first substrate is disposed between the optical film and the color filter layer, the optical film is disposed on the first convex surface of the first substrate; the first convex surface has a first vertex and has a first edge and a second edge respectively located at two opposite sides of the first vertex, and the plurality of optical microstructures comprise:
a plurality of first optical microstructures, located between the first edge and the first vertex and inclined from the first edge toward the first vertex; and
a plurality of second optical microstructures, located between the second edge and the first vertex and inclined from the second edge toward the first vertex, a light emitted from the display medium is refracted by the plurality of first optical microstructures and the plurality of second optical microstructures.

US Pat. No. 10,139,638

COMMON APERTURE OPTICAL SYSTEM AND SELECTIVE IMAGING METHOD

WAVEFRONT RESEARCH, INC.,...

1. An optical system, comprising:a number of optical imaging subsystems configured to transmit and direct electromagnetic radiation
a number of optical sub-systems optically disposed to receive the electromagnetic radiation from the optical imaging subsystems; each optical sub-system from the number of optical sub-systems comprising a sensor; wherein an imager is a subsystem configured to transmit and direct light; and
a beam splitting device disposed at an optical path between the number of optical imaging subsystems and the number of optical sub-systems, wherein the beam splitting device is optically disposed to receive the electromagnetic radiation from one optical imaging subsystem from the number of the optical imaging subsystems and separate the received electromagnetic radiation into a number of portions, each separated portion of the received electromagnetic radiation being directed to one optical sub-system from the number of optical sub-systems;
wherein the beam splitting device comprises a first beam splitter and a second beam splitter, the first and second beam splitters being configured to be movable such that one of the first and second beam splitters replaces another one of the first and second beam splitters at the optical path between the number of optical imaging subsystems and the number of optical sub-systems in order to reconfigure the optical path;
wherein said optical system is configurable such that when said first beam splitter is located at the optical path between said number of optical imaging subsystems and said number of optical sub-systems, light from a first optical imaging subsystem in said number of optical imaging subsystems is substantially transmitted to said number of optical sub-systems, and light from the remaining optical imaging subsystems in said number of optical imaging subsystems is substantially blocked from said number of optical sub-systems; and
wherein said optical system is also configurable such that when said second beam splitter is located at the optical path between said number of optical imaging subsystems and said number of optical sub-systems, light from a second optical imaging subsystem in said number of optical imaging subsystems is substantially transmitted to said number of optical sub-systems, and light from the remaining optical imaging subsystems in said number of optical imaging subsystems is substantially blocked from said number of optical sub-systems.

US Pat. No. 10,139,612

IMAGE-CAPTURING DEVICE WITH A MOVING DEVICE FOR A DIGITAL MICROSCOPE, AND DIGITAL MICROSCOPE

CARL ZEISS MICROSCOPY GMB...

1. An image-capturing device for a digital microscope, comprisinga camera sensor,
an optical unit for imaging a sample in an image plane on the camera sensor, wherein the optical unit comprises at least one lens group which is mounted so as to be movable perpendicularly with respect to an optical axis,
a moving device with a first drive for a relative movement of at least one part of the at least one lens group and thus of the imaging of the sample on the camera sensor parallel to the image plane,
a second drive, wherein the second drive is coupled to the moving device via a second flexure bearing formed in the moving device,
wherein the first drive is coupled to the at least one lens group via a first flexure bearing formed in the moving device,
wherein the first flexure bearing is formed in a monolithic base body, in a radially central area of which a movable part of the at least one lens group is mounted in a lens opening, and in a radially peripheral actuator area of which a contact surface for the first drive is provided, and
wherein the monolithic base body is a two-axis system, of which a central platform forms a lens mount, and in a periphery of which the first and second drives are mounted, and wherein the first and second flexure bearings are formed between the central platform and the periphery, and contact surfaces for the first and second drives are provided in the periphery.

US Pat. No. 10,139,610

BROADBAND CATADIOPTRIC MICROSCOPE OBJECTIVE WITH SMALL CENTRAL OBSCURATION

NIKON CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. An objective having an optical axis and comprising:an afocal optical relay unit;
a lens group having positive refractive optical power;
a catadioptric group including
a primary front-surface concave mirror having a first substrate with a concave front surface and a rear surface facing the lens group, the concave front surface carrying a reflective coating thereon,
wherein said reflective coating has an opening, said opening being coaxial with the optical axis,
and
a secondary rear-surface mirror having a second substrate, a rear surface of said secondary rear-surface mirror facing away from the concave front surface, a front surface of said secondary rear-surface mirror facing the concave front surface,
wherein a focal point of the lens group is located between said primary front-surface mirror and said secondary rear-surface mirror,
wherein geometry of the objective satisfies a condition of 1 wherein L is a distance separating the rear surface of the primary front-surface concave mirror from the focal point defined at a wavelength of 500 nanometers and D is a center thickness of the primary front-surface concave mirror;
wherein the lens group further includes a positive lens unit disposed between the afocal optical relay unit and the primary front-surface concave mirror, the positive lens unit having a focal length of Ff at said wavelength;
wherein the catadioptric group has a focal length of Fc at said wavelength; and
wherein 1.6

US Pat. No. 10,139,562

PLANAR LIGHTWAVE CIRCUIT-BASED INTEGRATED OPTICAL CHIP

KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE ...

1. An integrated optical chip comprising:a substrate;
a plurality of planar lightwave circuit-based optical components that is formed on one surface of the substrate, wherein the optical components include a saturable absorber having a nonlinear loss characteristic, wherein the saturable absorber includes:
(i) a core layer formed on the one surface of the substrate;
(ii) an overcladding layer covering at least a portion of the core layer; and
(iii) a saturable absorption layer includes at least one of a carbon nanostructure or a topological insulator and is formed on at least a portion of the overcladding layer and disposed to interact with an evanescent field of light guided through at least a portion of the core layer; and
a plurality of optical waveguides that is formed on the one surface of the substrate and connects the optical components to one another.

US Pat. No. 10,139,539

POLARIZATION SYSTEM

JENOPTIK Optical Systems ...

1. A polarization system comprising:a first substrate composed of a first substrate material with a first layer system disposed on the first substrate; and
at least one second substrate disposed downstream from the first substrate in a beam path formed by a beam source, the at least one second substrate being composed of a second substrate material with a second layer system disposed on the second substrate material,
wherein the first layer system comprises a first stack disposed on the first substrate and a second stack disposed directly on the first stack,
wherein the second layer system comprises a third stack disposed on the second substrate and a fourth stack disposed directly on the third stack,
wherein the first stack and the third stack comprise an alternating sequence of high and low refractive index oxidic layers,
wherein the second stack and the fourth stack comprise an alternating sequence of high and low refractive index fluoridic layers,
wherein the first layer system splits an unpolarized beam, directing a first beam portion of the unpolarized beam on the beam path, the unpolarized beam impinging on the first layer system at an angle ? that is greater than the Brewster angle of the first substrate material,
wherein the unpolarized beam is split into a second beam portion having a first polarized component propagating through the first substrate, and the first beam portion having at least one second polarized component, which is reflected from the first layer system,
wherein the first layer system is provided with a number of oxidic and fluoridic layers such that the second polarized component is at least 90% of the first beam portion,
wherein the second layer system splits the first beam portion into a third beam portion having the first polarized component, which is transmitted through the second substrate, and a fourth beam portion having the at least one second polarized component reflected by the second layer system, and
wherein the second polarized component has a greater proportion of the fourth beam portion downstream of the second layer system than the second polarized component has in the first beam portion downstream of the first layer system,
wherein the first substrate material is calcium fluoride, and
wherein the second substrate material is quartz glass.

US Pat. No. 10,139,531

MULTIPLE BAND SHORT WAVE INFRARED MOSAIC ARRAY FILTER

The United States of Amer...

1. A device comprising:a mosaic optical color filter array comprising a plurality of repeating unit cells that enforce spectral consistency and spatial uniformity, each repeating unit cell of the plurality of repeating unit cells satisfying a minimum focal-plane perimeter criterion and a minimum perimeter-to-area criterion, said minimum perimeter-to-area criterion being satisfied after said minimum focal-plane perimeter criterion; and
a short-wave infrared detector optically coupled to said mosaic optical color filter array,
wherein said mosaic optical color filter array comprises at least five spectral bands, said plurality of repeating unit cells comprising said at least five spectral bands,
wherein each spectral band of the at least five spectral bands comprises a plurality of spatial nearest neighbor and a plurality of spatial next-nearest neighbors, said each spectral band of the at least five spectral bands being located on the mosaic optical color filter array such that said each spectral band has a greater correlation with said plurality of spatial next-nearest neighbors than with said plurality of spatial nearest neighbors.

US Pat. No. 10,139,523

DISPLAY SUBSTRATE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME, DISPLAY PANEL AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A display substrate, comprising a base substrate, wherein at least two refractive layers are provided on the base substrate, and a gate electrode is provided on the refractive layers,wherein a refractive index of one of two adjacent refractive layers close to the base substrate is less than a refractive index of the other of two adjacent refractive layers away from the base substrate, and thicknesses of the refractive layers are n?+?/4, where ? is a wavelength of incident light, and n is a nonnegative integer, thereby reflective light rays are superposed on each other, generating a light counteraction effect and reducing reflectance,
wherein the other of two adjacent refractive layers is directly located on the one of two adjacent refractive layers, and
wherein refractive indexes of the at least two refractive layers gradually increase along a direction from the refractive layer close to the base substrate to the refractive layer away from the base substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,139,517

HYBRID IMAGE OF EARTH FORMATION BASED ON TRANSIENT ELECTROMAGNETC MEASUREMENTS

BAKER HUGES, A GE COMPANY...

1. A method for steering a drill bit drilling a borehole further in an earth formation in response to imaging the earth formation, the method comprising:conveying a carrier through the borehole penetrating the formation;
inducing time-dependent electrical currents in the formation at a plurality of depths using a downhole resistivity tool disposed at the carrier;
measuring time-dependent transient electromagnetic (TEM) signals induced by the formation responsive to the electrical currents using the downhole resistivity tool;
estimating an apparent resistivity (AR) value and an apparent distance to a bedding plane (AD2B) value for each of a plurality of samples derived from the TEM measurements using a processor, wherein each sample corresponds to a discrete time window of the TEM measurements;
estimating an inversion-based resistivity (IB-R) value and an inversion-based distance to a bedding plane (IB-D2B) value at a first sample of each consecutive depth interval using the processor, wherein each depth interval comprises a plurality of consecutive samples;
determining a difference between the AR and AD2B values and the corresponding IB-R and IB-D2B values using the processor;
generating an image of the earth formation using the AR and AD2B values for the entire interval comprising the first sample using the processor if the difference is less than a threshold value at the first sample;
estimating an IB-R value and an IB-D2B value for each of the samples in the entire interval and generating an image of the earth formation using the IB-R and IB-D2B values for the entire interval comprising the first sample if the difference is greater than the threshold value using the processor; and
steering the drill bit in a selected direction in response to the image to drill the borehole further in the earth formation using a drilling system comprising a steering apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,139,512

OPERATIONAL CONTROL IN A SEISMIC SOURCE

BP Corporation North Amer...

1. A method for controlling trajectory in a resonant marine seismic source, comprising:controlling a source frequency of the resonant marine seismic source, including:
estimating a source natural frequency of the resonant marine seismic source;
deriving a frequency error as a difference between the estimated source natural frequency and a frequency of the desired trajectory of the resonant marine seismic source; and
driving the frequency error to zero; and
controlling a motion trajectory of a moving part of an oscillator of the resonant marine seismic source after controlling the source frequency of the resonant marine seismic source wherein the motion trajectory of the moving part of the oscillator, wherein controlling the motion trajectory of the moving part includes:
detecting the motion trajectory of the moving part of the oscillator;
deriving a motion trajectory error as a difference between a desired motion trajectory of the moving part of the oscillator and the detected motion trajectory; and
driving the motion trajectory error to zero.

US Pat. No. 10,139,483

HYBRID PULSE COMPRESSION WAVEFORM FOR HIGH RESOLUTION IMAGING

Scidea Research, Inc., T...

1. A target detection system, the system comprising:a signal generator configured to generate a poly-phase code waveform and a partially randomized poly-phase code waveform;
a transmitter configured to transmit the poly-phase code waveform and the partially randomized poly-phase code waveform;
a receiver configured to receive a reflected version of the poly-phase code waveform and a reflected version of the partially randomized poly-phase code waveform;
a processor in communication with the receiver and the signal generator and configured with specific computer-executable instructions to:
process the reflected version of the poly-phase code waveform using the generated poly-phase code waveform to form a processed poly-phase code waveform;
process the reflected version of the partially randomized poly-phase code waveform using the generated partially randomized poly-phase code waveform to form a processed partially randomized poly-phase code waveform; and
combine the processed poly-phase code waveform and the processed partially randomized poly-phase code waveform to form a hybrid waveform; and
a display device configured to display a graphical representation of the hybrid waveform in a user interface.

US Pat. No. 10,139,470

SOUND PROCESSING APPARATUS AND SOUND PROCESSING METHOD

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

1. A sound processing apparatus comprising:a sound collection position calculating unit configured to calculate sound collection positions of sound signals of multiple channels on the basis of the sound signals;
a sound source direction calculating unit configured to calculate sound source directions respectively corresponding to the multiple channels on the basis of the sound signals of the multiple channels;
a first transfer function calculating unit configured to calculate first transfer functions respectively corresponding to the sound source directions on the basis of the sound signals of the multiple channels; and
a second transfer function calculating unit configured to calculate a second transfer function by interpolating the first transfer functions between the sound source directions.

US Pat. No. 10,139,463

METHOD AND APPARATUS TO DETERMINE COMPLEX SENSITIVITY FACTORS OF RF RECEPTION COILS FOR MAGNETIC RESONANCE SPECTROSCOPY

Siemens Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A method for generating a magnetic resonance (MR) spectroscopy data record for a volume of interest of an examination subject comprising:(a) operating an MR scanner, comprising at least two radio-frequency (RF) reception coils, from a control computer while an examination subject is situated in the MR scanner, to acquire respective free induction decays (FID) signals, representing MR spectroscopy data, from a volume of interest of the examination subject simultaneously with each of said RF reception coils;
(b) in said control computer, selecting one of said RF reception coils as a reference coil and designating the respective FID signal thereof as a reference signal;
(c) in said control computer, for each RF reception coil other than said reference coil, determining a complex sensitivity factor by minimizing a difference between a number of data points of the respective FID signal thereof, weighted with said complex sensitivity factor, and corresponding data points of the FID signal of the reference coil;
(d) in said control computer, combining MR spectroscopy data acquired from said volume of interest simultaneously with said RF reception coils, weighted with the respective complex sensitivity factors, to produce an MR spectroscopy data record for said volume of interest; and
(e) from said control computer, making said MR spectroscopy data record available in electronic form as a data file.

US Pat. No. 10,139,411

ENZYME QUANTIFICATION

Raindance Technologies, I...

1. A localized fluorescent detection method comprising:providing a plurality of fluid droplets flowing in a first microfluidic channel, wherein each fluid droplet comprises a particle and a plurality of fluorescently labeled antibodies, and wherein the particle comprises a biomarker;
incubating the fluid droplets, wherein the fluorescently labeled antibodies bind to the particle comprising the biomarker in at least one fluid droplet, to produce a localized signal;
flowing the fluid droplets comprising the fluorescently labeled antibodies bound to the particles past a detector; and
quantifying the number of fluid droplets comprising the localized signal from the fluorescently labeled antibodies.

US Pat. No. 10,139,397

REACTION CUVETTE LOADING DEVICE AND CHEMILUMINESCENCE IMMUNOASSAY APPARATUS

SHENZHEN NEW INDUSTRIES B...

1. A device to move reaction cuvettes, comprising:a transmission mechanism to move the reaction cuvettes in a first direction, the transmission mechanism comprising a bottom plate and a first horizontal transmission mechanism positioned on the bottom plate, the transmission mechanism including a cuvette pushing position sized to position one of the reaction cuvettes; and
a pushing mechanism positioned at one end of the transmission mechanism and configured to move the reaction cuvettes in a second direction that is transverse to the first direction, the pushing mechanism comprising:
a bracket assembly;
a second horizontal transmission mechanism positioned on the bracket assembly;
a push rod positioned on the bracket assembly and connected to the second horizontal transmission mechanism, the push rod moving across the one end of the transmission mechanism in a pushing stroke to push the reaction cuvettes and a return stroke, the push rod further comprising a guiding pin;
a vertical transmission mechanism that is positioned on the bracket assembly and connected to the push rod and the second horizontal transmission mechanism;
the vertical transmission mechanism comprising a vertical linear guide vertically positioned on the bracket assembly and connected to the push rod and the second horizontal transmission mechanism and a resilient connector vertically positioned between the push rod and the bracket assembly; and
a guiding control block, which engages the guiding pin, comprising: a starting end positioned on a terminal point of a cuvette pushing stroke of the push rod; a terminating end positioned on a start point of the cuvette pushing stroke of the push rod; and a return track positioned between the starting end and the terminating end, the return track comprising an inclined upward movement guiding surface, a downward movement guiding surface, and an intermediate horizontal movement guiding surface between the upward and downward movement guiding surfaces, the guiding pin of the push rod slidably extends into the guiding control block and along the guiding surfaces, the return track configured to lift the push rod upward such that the push rod is lifted higher than a top surface of the reaction cuvettes while moving horizontally and bypassing the cuvette pushing stroke, wherein a distance between the starting end and terminating end is greater than one cuvette position and less than two cuvette positions;
wherein the transmission mechanism further comprises a reaction cuvette blocking plate positioned beneath a front of the guiding control block, with an upper blocking surface to limit an upward movement of the reaction cuvette, the upper blocking surface defines a push rod groove for the push rod to extend through, a left end of the push rod groove is closed, and a right end of the push rod groove is opened.

US Pat. No. 10,139,377

PREPARATIVE SIZE-EXCLUSION CHROMATOGRAPHY FOR SEPARATION AND PURIFICATION OF WATER-STABLE CD-BASED QUANTUM DOTS

University of Puerto Rico...

1. A method for inhibiting unwanted interactions between thiol-capped Cd(Se,S) quantum dots (QDs) and the polymeric matrix of a column used on a high performance size exclusion chromatography (HPSEC) system when separating said thiol-capped Cd(Se,S) quantum dots (QDs), said method comprising:using thioglycolic acid (TGA) as an ion pair agent in the aqueous mobile phase of said (HPSEC) system, wherein said (TGA) generates a net negative charge on a surface of the polymeric matrix of said (HPSEC) and a net negative charge on a surface of said thiol-capped Cd(Se,S) quantum dots (QDs) so that both negative surface charges inhibit the interaction between the thiol-capped Cd(Se,S) quantum dots (QDs) and the polymeric matrix of said column when separating said thiol-capped Cd(Se,S) quantum dots (QDs).

US Pat. No. 10,139,338

ELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSDUCER

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An electromechanical transducer, comprising;a substrate; and
an element disposed on or over a surface of the substrate,
the element comprising a plurality of cells that are two-dimensionally arranged and electrically connected,
each of the plurality of cells comprising:
a first electrode; and
a vibrating film comprising a second electrode, the second electrode being opposed to the first electrode with a gap interposed therebetween,
wherein the first electrodes of the plurality of cells are electrically connected within the element,
wherein the second electrodes of the plurality of cells are electrically connected within the element, and
wherein the plurality of cells are arranged so that, when the cells are viewed from a direction normal to the surface of the substrate, center portions of the plurality of cells are connected by straight lines in all combinations, and one outermost straight line connecting the center portions of a first group of the plurality of cells and another outermost straight line connecting center portions of a second group of the plurality of cells are one of non-parallel with each other and different in length of parallel portions.

US Pat. No. 10,139,255

METHOD FOR INCREASING THE RELIABILITY OF TRANSDUCERS

TDK-Micronas GmbH, Freib...

1. A method for increasing a reliability of transducers having a first integrated circuit (IC) and a second integrated circuit (IC), each of the first IC and second IC has a sensor and a signal output and a signal input and a comparator, the method comprising:applying a sensor signal generated as a function of the physical quantity sensed by the sensor of each of the first IC and second IC to the respective signal output;
connecting the signal outputs to a first input of each comparator of the first IC and second IC, the signal inputs each being connected to a second input of each comparator of the first IC and second IC, and the first IC and second IC are integrated into a common IC package;
connecting the signal output of the first IC to the first input of the comparator on the first IC and to the signal input of the second IC and to a first contact area passing through the common IC package;
connecting the signal output of the second IC to the first input of the comparator on the second IC and to the signal input of the first IC, so that the output signal of the first IC is compared on the second IC with the output signal of the second IC, and the output signal of the second IC is compared on the first IC with the output signal of the first IC;
altering, starting at a predefined discrepancy between the two output signals, the output signal at the signal output of the second IC such that the output signal no longer corresponds to the sensor signal of the first IC;
comparing the output signal of the second IC on the first IC with the output signal of the first IC; and
altering, starting at a predefined discrepancy between the two output signals, the output signal at the signal output of the first IC such that the output signal no longer corresponds to the sensor signal of the second IC,
wherein the second IC measures a same physical quantity as the first IC, and
wherein the first IC monitors and compares signal measurements of the same physical quantity with the second IC.

US Pat. No. 10,139,190

CROSSBOW WITH TAKE-APART STOCK

P.T. Archery LLC, Prairi...

10. A crossbow, comprising:a stock, the stock comprising a first portion and a second portion, wherein the first portion extends from a rear end to a coupling end and the second portion extends from a coupling end to a front end; and
a bow portion, comprising:
a riser assembly;
a first limb coupled to the riser assembly;
a second limb coupled to the riser assembly; and
a drawstring extending from a distal end of the first limb to a distal end of the second limb;
wherein the bow portion is coupled to the second portion of the stock;
wherein the first portion of the stock is detachably coupled to the second portion of the stock at a coupling location within 6 inches of the drawstring in an undrawn position.

US Pat. No. 10,139,116

BLENDED MEMBRANES FOR WATER VAPOR TRANSPORT AND METHODS FOR PREPARING SAME

CORE Energy Recovery Solu...

1. A water vapor transport membrane comprising a microporous substrate and an air impermeable selective layer coated on a first surface of the substrate to form a substantially non-porous film thereupon, the selective layer comprising sulfonated polyether ether ketone (sPEEK) and cellulose acetate (CA) in an sPEEK:CA (wt.:wt.) ratio in the ramie of about 7:3 to about 2:3, wherein the acetyl content of the CA is in the range of about 20% to about 62%, the degree of sulfonation of the sPEEK is in the ramie of about 23% to about 100%, and the selective layer has a thickness of less than about 5 microns, wherein the sPEEK comprises sPEEK in a cation form.

US Pat. No. 10,138,654

PANEL EDGE ENGAGEMENT CONFIGURATION

DAN RAZ LTD., Tirat Carm...

1. An apparatus comprising:(a) an opening bounded by a frame including a strike jamb;
(b) a panel mounted relative to said opening so as to be displaceable between an open position in which said panel is separated from said strike jamb to leave at least part of said opening open and a closed position in which said panel closes against said strike jamb; and
(c) a locking element associated with said strike jamb, said locking element being displaceable between a locked state in which said locking element engages a pressure-surface of said panel in a closed position of said panel to prevent separation of said panel from said strike jamb and a released state in which said panel can be separated from said strike jamb,wherein said strike jamb and said panel are formed with complementary respective parts of a ridge-and-recess configuration, said complementary parts inter-engaging in said closed position of said panel,and wherein said ridge-and-recess configuration at least partially defines a border region of said panel having an edge portion having first thickness dimension, and a neck portion having a reduced thickness dimension smaller than said first thickness dimension, and wherein, in said locked state of said locking element, a clearance between said locking element and a facing part of said strike jamb is less than said first thickness, said locking element closing on said neck portion so as to trap said edge portion adjacent to said strike jamb.

US Pat. No. 10,138,645

METHODS OF INSTALLING A POOL SKIMMER ASSEMBLY

Trojan Leisure Products, ...

1. A method of installing a pool skimmer assembly on an insulated wall of a pool, the insulated wall having opposing sides and internal insulation, the method comprising:positioning an internal adapter plate on an internal surface of the insulated pool wall about a penetration in the insulated pool wall, the internal adapter plate having an internal cavity positioned to at least partially align with an inlet opening of an inlet of the pool skimmer assembly and a plurality of through holes positioned to receive a plurality of mechanical fasteners;
inserting the inlet of the pool skimmer assembly into the penetration in the insulated pool wall;
positioning an external adapter plate on an external surface of the insulated wall the external adapter plate having an internal cavity sized to receive the inlet of the pool skimmer assembly inserted into the internal cavity, the external adapter plate having a plurality of through holes positioned to receive the plurality of mechanical fasteners; and
securing the inlet of the pool skimmer assembly to the internal adapter plate and to the external adapter plate with the plurality of fasteners to install the pool skimmer assembly on the insulated wall of the pool.

US Pat. No. 10,138,632

WIND RESISTANT CONCRETE ROOF COMPONENT AND SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FORMING SAME

THE FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL...

1. A concrete component, comprising:a concrete panel having a length, a width, a first surface, and a second surface, said first surface having a surface area, said first surface and said second surface undulating in a sinusoidal shape across the width forming a series of alternating ridges and valleys extending between first and second edges and defining a corrugated surface, a space beneath a ridge in the first surface forming a hollow ridge portion in the second surface, and some, but not all, of the hollow ridge portions in the second surface being filled in, forming a flat portion of the second surface, and each filled in hollow ridge portion forming at least one structural rib on the second surface running the length of the concrete panel; and
at least one layer of fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) mesh embedded within the concrete panel and covering a substantial portion of the surface area of the first surface, the at least one layer of FRP being spaced inwardly from and parallel to the first surface, the at least one layer of FRP extending along the entire length and width of the concrete panel.

US Pat. No. 10,138,590

METHOD FOR DRYING LAUNDRY IN A LAUNDRY TREATING APPLIANCE

Whirlpool Corporation, B...

1. A method of drying laundry in a laundry treating appliance having a treating chamber in which the laundry is received for drying, the method comprising:moving the treating chamber to redistribute the laundry;
supplying air to the treating chamber to define a supply air flow;
exhausting the supplied air from the treating chamber to define an exhaust air flow;
receiving an input indicative of at least one characteristic of the laundry in the treating chamber;
determining a temperature of the exhaust air flow; and
heating the air supplied to the treating chamber by actuating a heater at full output for a predetermined time, which is experimentally determined to provide a maximum evaporation rate for laundry having the at least one characteristic to define a first phase, and then cycling the heater ON/OFF to maintain the maximum evaporation rate to define a second phase wherein the heater is cycled ON until a predetermined trip temperature of the exhaust air flow is met and cycled OFF for a predetermined time based on at least one of: mass of the laundry treating appliance, mass of a load, or laundry type.

US Pat. No. 10,138,586

FABRIC TREATING APPARATUS

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A fabric treating apparatus comprising:a casing that comprises:
a treating chamber that is configured to receive clothes; and
a machinery room that is located below the treating chamber;
a base that is located at a bottom of the machinery room;
a heat pump module that is configured to condition air supplied to the treating chamber;
at least one supporter (a) that includes a shelf (i) that is supported by legs that are fixed to the base and (ii) that supports the heat pump module and that defines a space (i) between the base and the heat pump module and (ii) below the shelf and (b) that includes a first supporter fixing tab that includes a surface that faces the base and that is located at a lower part of at least one of the legs;
a steam generating module that is located in the space and that is configured to generate steam and supply steam to the treating chamber; and
a controller that is configured to control at least one of the heat pump module or the steam generating module, the controller being located in the space and below the steam generating module,
wherein the base includes a first supporter fixing part that includes a first supporter fastening hole that is configured to receive the first supporter fixing tab.

US Pat. No. 10,138,584

WASHING MACHINE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for controlling a washing machine, the washing machine comprising a water reserve tub, a washing tub configured to rotate about a vertical axis in the water reserve tub, and a pulsator located at a lower portion of the washing tub and configured to rotate, the method comprising:increasing a rotation speed of the washing tub to a predetermined target rotation speed while at least a part of laundry is submerged in wash water in the washing tub;
maintaining the rotation speed of the washing tub at the predetermined target rotation speed for a predetermined time; and
decreasing the rotation speed of the washing tub from the predetermined target rotation speed, wherein:
a first degree of imbalance is sensed while the rotation speed of the washing tub increases,
the rotation speed of the washing tub decreases after reaching the target rotation speed,
after decreasing the rotation speed of the washing tub and based on determining that the first degree of imbalance is smaller than an allowable degree of imbalance, the laundry is dehydrated by draining the wash water from the washing tub and rotating the washing tub at an increased rotation speed,
a level of wash water of the water reserve tub is higher than a level of wash water of the washing tub and both are lower than an upper end of the washing tub while the rotation speed of the washing tub increases, and
based on the first degree of imbalance being larger than the allowable degree of imbalance, the laundry is redistributed by rotating at least one of the pulsator and the washing tub.

US Pat. No. 10,138,571

METHOD FOR MAKING A SEMIMETAL COMPOUND OF PT BY REACTING ELEMENTS PT AND TE

Tsinghua University, Bei...

1. A method for making semimetal compound of Pt, the method comprising:providing a quartz tube having an open end and a sealed end opposite to the open end;
filling the quartz tube with quartz grains so that the quartz grains form a supporter at the sealed end;
filling the quartz tube with quartz fiber so that the quartz fiber form a filter on the quartz grains;
placing pure Pt and pure Te in the quartz tube as reacting materials, wherein a first purity of the pure Pt is greater than 99.9%, and a second purity of the pure Te is greater than 99.99%;
evacuating the quartz tube to be vacuum with a pressure lower than 10 Pa;
sealing the open end;
vertically accommodating the quartz tube in a steel sleeve so that the reacting materials is located at a bottom of the quartz tube and the quartz grains and the quartz fiber are located at a top of the quartz tube;
heating the steel sleeve to a first temperature from 600 degree Celsius to 800 degree Celsius and keeping the first temperature for a first period from 24 hours to 100 hours;
cooling the steel sleeve to a second temperature from 400 degree Celsius to 500 degree Celsius and keeping the second temperature for a second period from 24 hours to 100 hours at a cooling rate from 1 degree Celsius per hour to 10 degree Celsius per hour to obtain a reaction product comprising a crystal material of PtTe2; and
separating the crystal material of PtTe2 from the reaction product by reversing the steel sleeve.

US Pat. No. 10,138,532

NONFERROUS METAL MELTING FURNACE AND METHOD FOR MELTING NONFERROUS METAL

SANKEN SANGYO CO., LTD., ...

1. A nonferrous metal melting furnace, the furnace comprising:a heating chamber;
a recirculation metal pump configured to feed molten metal into the heating chamber and to recirculate molten metal discharged from the heating chamber;
a vortex chamber including:
an outer circumference wall defining an internal space about a central axis and defining a flow passage configured to receive a molten metal, the internal space in communication with the heating chamber;
a container having an outer wall about the central axis defining an opening at an upper side of the container in communication with the internal space;
a shoal portion defined about the opening of the container between the outer wall of the container and the outer circumference wall, the shoal portion in direct communication with the flow passage; and
a dam portion extending upward from a bottom surface of the shoal portion about the opening to partition the opening of the container from the shoal portion.

US Pat. No. 10,138,482

COMPOSITIONS FOR MODULATING C9ORF72 EXPRESSION

Ionis Pharmaceuticals, In...

1. A modified oligonucleotide according to the following formula:
or a salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,138,449

REDUCED CALORIE BEVERAGE OR FOOD PRODUCT AND PROCESS AND APPARATUS FOR MAKING SAME

SQUARE SON INTELLECTUAL P...

1. A process for removing sugar from a sugar-containing plant: derived juice or liquid and preparing a plant-derived beverage or food product, the process comprising:(a) (i) aerating some of the sugar-containing plant-derived juice or liquid with oxygen-containing gas;
(ii) adding yeast to the aerated juice or liquid;
(iii) aerobically fermenting the aerated juice or liquid with the yeast in a first fermenter to remove a portion of sugar therefrom by producing ethanol to produce a first fermentation product comprising yeast, sugar, and ethanol, while continuously adding oxygen-containing gas to the first fermenter by bubbling so as to dissolve oxygen into the juice or liquid and provide an aerobic environment to the yeast;
(iv) adding further sugar-containing, plant-derived juice or liquid to the first fermentation product while continuing to add oxygen-containing gas to the first fermenter by bubbling;
(v) displacing a portion of the first fermentation product away from the first fermenter and into a secondary fermenter and continuously adding oxygen-containing gas to the secondary fermenter by bubbling so as to dissolve oxygen into the displaced portion, thereby providing an aerobic environment to the yeast in the displaced portion;
(vi) aerobically fermenting the displaced portion to remove sugar therefrom while producing further ethanol in the displaced portion; and
(b) removing a portion of the ethanol from the displaced portion by evaporation, while maintaining the displaced portion of the fermentation product at a temperature of less than 78° C., to produce the plant-derived beverage or food product from the displaced portion,
wherein substep (a) (iv) is initiated within 9.5 hours of initiation of substep (a)(ii),
wherein substeps (a) (iv), (v), and (vi) occur simultaneously and continuously.

US Pat. No. 10,138,434

SURFACE TREATMENT METHOD AND DEVICE TREATED THEREBY

General Electric Company,...

1. A surface treatment method, the method comprising:contacting a substrate with a treatment material, the substrate comprising a metallic element, the treatment material comprising an alkaline earth metal element, an alkali metal element, or any combination thereof; and
forming on the substrate a surface layer comprising a first oxide of the alkaline earth metal element or the alkali metal element, and a second oxide of the metallic element, wherein the treatment material comprises a perovskite material, ceria or barium carbonate, wherein the treatment material is sintered before contacting the substrate, wherein the step of forming is at a temperature in a range from 600° C. to 1400° C. in the presence of nitrogen and steam, and comprising the step of:
separating the treatment material from the substrate after the step of forming, wherein the treatment material is separated from the substrate, the substrate having a substrate layer, and the surface layer is present on the substrate layer.

US Pat. No. 10,138,424

EXHAUST SYSTEM FOR A BIOCHAR KILN

BIOCHAR NOW, LLC, Lovela...

1. An exhaust system for a biochar kiln, comprising:a chimney of the biochar kiln;
a first forced air inlet on the chimney to draw smoke through the chimney during a preheating stage to prime the chimney, the first forced air inlet being connected to a first blower;
a second forced air inlet operatively coupled with the chimney, the second forced air inlet being connected to a second blower,
wherein the second blower is activated to increase airflow when air naturally occurring in a smoke stream in the chimney is insufficient, the second blower deactivated when there is sufficient air; and
both a temperature sensor and an oxygen sensor with feedback to a controller,
wherein the controller activates and deactivates the first blower and the second blower based on input from the temperature sensor and the oxygen sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,138,415

FAR-FIELD DIVERSION WITH PULSED PROPPANT IN SUBTERRANEAN FRACTURING OPERATIONS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method comprising:introducing into a well bore penetrating a portion of a subterranean formation alternating stages of
a proppant-carrying fracturing fluid comprising a plurality of proppant particulates, and
a clean fracturing fluid comprising a lesser concentration of proppant particulates than the proppant-carrying fracturing fluid,wherein the alternating stages of the proppant-carrying fracturing fluid and the clean fracturing fluid are introduced into the well bore at or above a pressure sufficient to create or enhance one or more fractures in the subterranean formation;introducing a diverting agent into the well bore during one or more of the alternating stages of proppant-carrying fracturing fluid and clean fracturing fluid,
wherein the diverting agent is selected from the group consisting of: a fatty alcohol, a fatty acid salt, a fatty ester, a protenious material, and a degradable polymer; and
allowing the diverting agent to divert at least a portion of a fracturing fluid into a far-field area of the subterranean formation.

US Pat. No. 10,138,391

FLUORINATED COMPOUND, COMPOSITION FOR FORMING HARD COAT LAYER, AND ARTICLE HAVING HARD COAT LAYER

AGC Inc., Tokyo (JP)

1. A fluorinated compound represented by the formula (1):D1-Rf1—O—CH2—(CmF2mO)n-A  (1)
wherein D1 is CF3— or CF3—O—, R11 is a C1-20 fluoroalkylene group containing at least one hydrogen atom, a C2-20 fluoroalkylene group containing at least one hydrogen atom and having an etheric oxygen atom between carbon-carbon atoms, a C1-20 alkylene group, or a C2-20 alkylene group having an etheric oxygen atom between carbon-carbon atoms, m is an integer of from 1 to 6, n is an integer of from 1 to 200, provided that when n is at least 2, (CmF2mO)n optionally has at least 2 types of CmF2mO different in m, and A is a monovalent organic group having at least one —C(?O)—CR1?CH2 where R1 is a hydrogen atom or a methyl group,
wherein A in the formula (1) is represented by the formula (A2):
wherein Q2 has any of groups represented by the following formulae (7-1) to (7-3):wherein each of s, t, u, v and w which are independent of one another, is an integer of from 2 to 10, each of *1 and *2 is bonded to —C(?O)—CR1?CH2 in the above formula (A2), and *3 is bonded to (CmF2mO)n in the above formula (1) via —CH2CF2— or a bivalent organic group having —CH2CF2— at its one terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,138,372

POLYCARBONATE RESIN COMPOSITION AND ARTICLE MOLDED THEREFROM

MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL C...

1. A resin composition, which comprises: a (meth)acrylic copolymer (A) containing 5 to 85% by mass of a (meth)acrylate unit (a) represented by general formula (1) below and 15 to 95% by mass of a methyl (meth)acrylate unit (b); a polycarbonate-based resin (B); an ultraviolet absorber (C); and an antioxidant (D), the resin composition containing 0.1 to 1.5 parts by mass of (C) and 0.05 to 1.0 part by mass of (D) per 100 parts by mass of a resin component containing (A) and (B):wherein:X represents a single bond, or a divalent group selected from the group consisting of —C(R2)(R3)—, —C(?O)—, —O—, —OC(?O)—, —OC(?O)O—, —S—, —SO—, —SO2— and any combination thereof;
R1 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group;
R2 and R3 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, a linear alkyl group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms, a branched alkyl group having 3 to 10 carbon atoms, a cyclic alkyl group having 3 to 10 carbon atoms, a linear alkoxy group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms, a branched alkoxy group having 3 to 10 carbon atoms, a cyclic alkoxy group having 3 to 10 carbon atoms, a phenyl group or a phenylphenyl group, or R2 and R3 may be bonded to each other so as to form a cyclic alkyl group having 3 to 10 carbon atoms together with a carbon atom to which they are attached;
R4 and R5 each independently represent a linear alkyl group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms, a branched alkyl group having 3 to 10 carbon atoms, a cyclic alkyl group having 3 to 10 carbon atoms, a linear alkoxy group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms, a branched alkoxy group having 3 to 10 carbon atoms, a cyclic alkoxy group having 3 to 10 carbon atoms, a halogen atom, a phenyl group or phenylphenyl group;
m represents an integer of 1 to 10;
p represents an integer of 0 to 4; and
q represents an integer of 0 to 5; and
wherein the (meth)acrylic copolymer (A) includes a higher molecular weight region and a lower molecular weight region that are determined by setting a peak value of GPC elution curve as a boundary, and a ratio ((L)/(H)×100%) of a mass percentage (L) of the (meth)acrylate unit (a) in the (meth)acrylic copolymer (A) belonging to the lower molecular weight region to a mass percentage (H) of the (meth)acrylate unit (a) in the (meth)acrylic copolymer (A) belonging to the higher molecular weight region is 80% to 120%.

US Pat. No. 10,138,329

ORGANIC ZINC COMPLEXES AS CATALYSTS FOR CONDENSATION REACTIONS

1. A zinc complex of formula (1),
wherein
each R1, R2 and R3, independently of one another, denotes,
hydrogen,
a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, alkenyl or alkynyl functional group,
a substituted or unsubstituted cycloaliphatic functional group or aryl functional group,
a substituted or unsubstituted heteroalicyclic functional group or heteroaryl functional group,
—OR5, —SR5, —N(R5)2, —Si(R5)3 or —P(R5)3; or
R1 and R2, or R2 and R3, together with the carbon atoms to which they are bound, form a 5- to 8-membered substituted or unsubstituted cycloaliphatic, heteroalicyclic aryl or heteroaryl ring;
each X, independently, denotes a divalent functional group, which is selected from,
a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, alkenyl or alkynyl functional group,
a substituted or unsubstituted cycloaliphatic functional group or aryl functional group,
a substituted or unsubstituted heteroalicyclic functional group or heteroaryl functional group;
each Yn, independently, denotes Si, Ge, N, P, S, wherein n denotes the oxidation state or the valence;
each R4, independently, denotes,
hydrogen,
a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, alkenyl or alkynyl functional group,
a substituted or unsubstituted cycloaliphatic functional group or aryl functional group,
a substituted or unsubstituted heteroalicyclic functional group or heteroaryl functional group,
—OR5, —SR5, —N(R5)2, —Si(R5)3 or —P(R5)3; or
two R4, together with Yn, form a 5- to 8-membered substituted or unsubstituted cycloaliphatic, heteroalicyclic aryl or heteroaryl ring, with the proviso that
when Yn is S, R4 is not —SR5 or —N(R5)2,
when Yn is Si or P, R4 is not Si(R5)3 or —P(R5)3;
each R5, independently, denotes
hydrogen,
a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, alkenyl or alkynyl functional group,
a substituted or unsubstituted cycloaliphatic functional group or aryl functional group, or
a substituted or unsubstituted heteroalicyclic functional group or heteroaryl functional group; or
each Yn, independently, denotes C, wherein n denotes the oxidation state or the valence;
each R4, independently, denotes,
hydrogen,
a substituted or unsubstituted alkenyl or alkynyl functional group,
a substituted or unsubstituted cycloaliphatic functional group or aryl functional group,
a substituted or unsubstituted heteroalicyclic functional group or heteroaryl functional group,
—OR5, —SR5, —N(R5)2, —Si(R5)3 or —P(R5)3; or
two R4, together with Yn, form a 5- to 8-membered substituted or unsubstituted cycloaliphatic, heteroalicyclic aryl or heteroaryl ring, with the proviso that
when Yn is S, R4 is not —SR5 or —N(R5)2,
when Yn is Si or P, R4 is not Si(R5)3 or —P(R5)3;
each R5, independently, denotes
hydrogen,
a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, alkenyl or alkynyl functional group,
a substituted or unsubstituted cycloaliphatic functional group or aryl functional group, or
a substituted or unsubstituted heteroalicyclic functional group or heteroaryl functional group; and
each n, independently, is an integer from 1 to 4.

US Pat. No. 10,138,257

TRANSITION METAL COMPLEXES, PRODUCTION AND USE THEREOF

ExxonMobil Chemical Paten...

1. A transition metal complex represented by the formula:
wherein M is a Group 4 metal;
N1 and N2 are nitrogen;
O is oxygen;
P is phosphorus;
each of X1 and X2 is, independently, a univalent C1 to C20 hydrocarbyl radical, a functional group comprising elements from Groups 13 to 17, or X1 and X2 join together to form a C4 to C62 cyclic, polycyclic ring, or heterocyclic ring structure;
each of R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, R9, R10, R11 and R12 is, independently, hydrogen, a C1-C40 hydrocarbyl radical, a C1-C40 substituted hydrocarbyl radical, a functional group comprising elements from Groups 13 to 17, two or more of R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, R9, R10, R11, and R12 optionally join together to form a C4 to C62 cyclic, polycyclic, or heterocyclic ring structure, or a combination thereof; and
R13 is a divalent C2-C20 hydrocarbyl radical or divalent substituted C1-C20 hydrocarbyl radical comprising a portion that comprises a linking backbone comprising from 2 to 18 carbon atoms linking N1 and N2.

US Pat. No. 10,138,231

TRICYCLIC AND TETRACYCLIC SYSTEMS ACTING UPON THE VASCULAR AND CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEMS

Centro de Investigacion Y...

1. A pharmaceutical composition comprises a tricyclic or tetracyclic composition comprising one of a formula:
in its racemic modification or as each separately levorotatory and dextrorotatory enantiomer, wherein for compounds of the formula I, II, III, IV, V, VI, R is selected from the group consisting of H; an alkyl group;
an aryl group; a substituted aryl group;
heteroaryl; and substituted heteroaryl; and
for compounds of formula I, II, and III, R1 is selected from the group consisting of H— straight or branched chain alkyl group; alicyclics;
OR?, —NHR?; —NHR??; a chain of the —NH—(CH2)n-NH(C?O)—R3 type, wherein n is a number between 1 and 10; amino acid groups of the —NH—CH(R4)—COOH type; small peptide chain having 2 and up to 12 amino acids; —NH—OH; —NH—NH2; —NH—NH—(C?O)—NH2; —NH—NH—(C?S)—NH2; and NHR5, wherein R? is selected from the group consisting of H; Sodium (Na) ion, Potassium (K) ion; a straight or branched chain alkyl group having 1 to 24 carbon atoms; —(CH2)n-O—(CH2)n-CH3, wherein n is 1-8; —(CH2)n-O—(CH2)n-O—(CH2)n-CH3, wherein n is 1-8; —(CH2)n-CN, wherein n is 1-8; and
lipid chains derived from mono or polyunsaturated fatty acids having up to 24 carbon atoms; and
wherein R? is selected from the group consisting of H; straight or branched alkyl groups with carbon chains of 1 to 24 carbon atoms; —(CH2)n-O—(CH2)n-CH3, wherein n is 1-8; —(CH2)n-O—(CH2)n-O—(CH2)n-CH3, wherein n is 1-8; —(CH2)n-CN, wherein n=1-8; and lipid chains derived from mono and polyunsaturated fatty acids having up to 24 carbon atoms;
and wherein R?? is —(CH2)n-NH2, wherein n is a number between 1 and 10;
and wherein R3 is selected from the group consisting of straight or branched alkyl groups;
and wherein R4 is an amino acid residue;
and wherein R5 is selected from the group consisting of a thiazole, substituted thiazole, 4-phenylthiazole, substituted 4-phenylthiazole, a phenyl and a substituted phenyl;
for compounds of formula I, II, and III, R2 is selected from the group consisting of an alkyl group a cycloalkyl group; a —(CH2)n-NH2 group, wherein n is 1 to 8; and a —(CH2)n-OH group, wherein n is 1 to 8,
for compounds of formula I, II, III, IV, V, VI, cycle A is selected from the group consisting of (i) a 6-membered aromatic ring fused to the diazepine ring and represents a benzene or substituted benzene ring, conforming a benzodiazepine, fused to comprise isomers and tautomers; (ii) a 6-membered heterocyclic ring fused to the diazepine ring and represents a pyridine or substituted pyridine ring, fused to comprise isomers and tautomers; and (iii) a 6-membered heterocyclic ring fused to the diazepine ring and represents a substituted or unsubstituted pyrimidine ring; wherein in case of a substituted benzene ring, substitution of the benzene ring fused to diazepine, represented as Ring A, is selected from the group consisting of in turn one and up to four substituents independently selected from OH, COOH, CH3, NO2, NH2, CHO (formyl group), halogens and combinations thereof;
carboxylic acid derivatives —C(C?O)—R6, a —NH—C(C?O,S)—N(R7)2 group, wherein R7 in the —NH—C(C?O,S)—N(R7)2 group is an H, or a small straight or branched chain alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms; and
a —NH—(C?O,S)—OR7 group, wherein R7 in the —NH—(C?O,S)—OR7 group is an H or small straight or branched chain alkyl group having 1 to 8 carbon atoms;
wherein R6 is selected from the group consisting of O-alkyl; —O-aryl; NH2; —NH-alkyl; and —NH—aryl;
and wherein, in case of a substituted pyridine ring, the substituent is a halogen;
and wherein, in case of a substituted pyrimidine ring, substitution on one or both nitrogen atoms of the pyrimidine ring is independently selected from the group consisting of H, CH3, OH, SH and NH2 and combinations thereof, or substitution on one or more of the carbon atoms of the pyrimidine ring is selected from the group consisting of H, OH, SH, NH2, —CH?O, —CH?S, —CH?NH, independently selected and isomers and tautomeric forms derived thereof;
and R8 substituent, wherein R8 is selected from the group consisting of a straight chain alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms; a branched chain alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms; an unsubstituted phenyl group; and a phenyl group substituted by one to five substituents independently selected from —NO2, —NH2, —OH, F, Cl, Br, I, —CN—OCH3, —N(CH3)2, —CH3, —OCOCH3, —COOCH3, —OCF3, —SH, —NH(C?O)—CH3, —CHO, —CH?NH, —C(NH2)?NH, and —C(OH)?NH.

US Pat. No. 10,138,224

PREPARATION METHOD OF ROCILETINIB

SUZHOU MIRACPHARMA TECHNO...

1. A preparation method of rociletinib,
characterized by comprising the following steps: performing a condensation reaction on 5-(trifluoromethyl)uracil and 4-(4-acetylpiperazin-1-yl)-2-methoxyaniline under the actions of a condensing agent and an alkali accelerator to obtain 2-[[4-(4-acetyl-1-piperazinyl)-2-methoxyphenyl]amino]-5-(trifluoromethyl)-pyrimidin-4-one, performing a halogenation reaction on the 2-[[4-(4-acetyl-1-piperazinyl)-2-methoxyphenyl]amino]-5-(trifluoromethyl)-pyrimidin-4-one and a halogenating agent under the action of an acid binding agent to obtain 2-[[4-(4-acetyl-1-piperazinyl)-2-methoxyphenyl]amino]-5-(trifluoromethyl)-4-halogeno-pyrimidine, and performing an amination reaction on the 2-[[4-(4-acetyl-1-piperazinyl)-2-methoxyphenyl]amino]-5-(trifluoromethyl)-4-halogeno-pyrimidine and N-(3-aminophenyl)-2-acrylamide under the action of a catalyst to obtain rociletinib, wherein the halogen in the 2-[[4-(4-acetyl-1-piperazinyl)-2-methoxyphenyl]amino]-5-(trifluoromethyl)-4-halogeno-pyrimidine is chlorine or bromine.

US Pat. No. 10,138,213

STEREOCHEMICALLY ENRICHED COMPOSITIONS FOR DELIVERY OF NUCLEIC ACIDS

Translate Bio, Inc., Lex...

1. A composition comprising one or more chemical entities of formula I, each of which is a compound of formula I:
a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, a solvate thereof, or a solvate of a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein
70% or more of the chemical entities of formula I have the structure set forth by formula I.a.i:

US Pat. No. 10,138,192

CYCLOBENZOINS

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYS...

1. A one-step method of synthesizing a cyclobenzoin macrocycle, comprising:reacting a dialdehyde (A) in a concentration of between 0.1M to 1M, and a cyanide salt catalyst in an aqueous solvent wherein said solvent is in a 1:1 molar ratio with H2O to form a cyclobenzoin (B) macrocycle, wherein n is selected from group comprising 1, 2, or 3; and M is 3, or 4, and wherein said reacting the dialdehyde and the cyanide salt catalyst comprises refluxing at a temperature of about 100° C.

US Pat. No. 10,138,170

METHOD OF SURFACE MARKING A MECHANICAL PART WITH A PREDEFINED GRAPHICAL REPRESENTATION VISIBLE TO THE NAKED EYE

SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES, ...

1. A method of surface marking a mechanical part with a predefined graphical representation, the method comprising:using a laser source to apply only a single laser pulse to an outside surface of the mechanical part for marking with a mask being interposed between the laser source and the outside surface of the mechanical part, the mask having a predefined graphical representation, and the single laser pulse having power flux density of at least 20 MW/cm2 and a duration less than or equal to 100 ns so that an imprint left in the outside surface of the part is less than 1 ?m in depth,
wherein the outside surface of the part is directly in contact with ambient atmosphere when the single laser pulse is applied.

US Pat. No. 10,138,162

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR BONDING WORKPIECES EACH PRODUCED FROM GLASS SUBSTRATE OR QUARTZ SUBSTRATE

USHIO DENKI KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. A workpiece bonding method for bonding an optically polished surface of a first workpiece and an optically polished surface of a second workpiece to each other, the first and second workpieces being a glass substrate and another glass substrate, a glass substrate and a quartz substrate, or a quartz substrate and another quartz substrate, at least one of two surfaces of the first workpiece being optically polished, and at least one of two surfaces of the second workpieces being optically polished, said workpiece bonding method comprising:preparing the first workpiece that has no inorganic impurities on the optically polished surface thereof;
preparing the second workpiece that has no inorganic impurities on the optically polished surface thereof;
irradiating the optically polished surface of the first workpiece and the optically polished surface of the second workpiece with vacuum ultraviolet light;
placing and fixing the first workpiece and the second workpiece, after said irradiating, onto a cleaning stage such that the optically polished surfaces of the first workpiece and the second workpiece each face away from the cleaning stage;
while the second workpiece remains fixed on the cleaning stage, moving the first workpiece over the second workpiece and turning over the first workpiece such that the optically polished surface of the first workpiece faces the optically polished surface of the second workpiece;
laminating the first workpiece on the second workpiece such that the optically polished surface of the first workpiece and the optically polished surface of the second workpiece contact each other;
placing the laminated first and second workpieces on a heating stage such that a lower surface of the second workpiece contacts an upper surface of the heating stage;
heating the heating stage, with the second workpiece being placed on the heating stage and the first workpiece being laminated on the second workpiece such that the second workpiece is directly heated by the heated heating stage;
using the heated heating stage as a sole heating unit for heating the first and second workpieces;
measuring a temperature of the upper surface of the heating stage;
controlling the temperature of the upper surface of the heating stage, based on the measured temperature of the upper surface of the heating stage, such that the temperatures of the first and second workpieces rise to a temperature equal to or greater than 200 degrees C.; and
maintaining the temperature of the upper surface of the heating stage until the first and second workpieces are bonded to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,138,153

GLASS SUBSTRATE MOLDING METHOD

AGC Inc., Chiyoda-ku (JP...

1. A glass substrate molding method, comprising:preparing a rotatable or wheelable molding die having a die surface and contacting the die surface with one of a pair of principal surfaces of a glass substrate made of a glass material containing an alkali metal oxide, the molding die having conductivity at least on the die surface;
keeping the one of the pair of principal surfaces of the glass substrate contacted with the die surface at a temperature over 100° C. and equal to or lower than Tg+50° C., where Tg indicates a glass transition temperature of the glass material;
applying a direct-current voltage to the glass substrate so as to be higher voltage on the contacted one of the pair of principal surfaces than voltage on an opposite surface of the contacted one of the pair of principal surfaces; and
rotating or wheeling the molding die and simultaneously moving the molding die or the glass substrate in a direction parallel to the contacted one of the pair of principal surfaces of the glass substrate in conformity with a rotation speed or a wheeling speed of the molding die, to mold the contacted one of the pair of principal surfaces of the glass substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,138,120

SHAPING NANOSTRUCTURE ARRAYS

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A method of making a nanostructured assembly, comprising the steps of:providing a nanostructure array comprising a plurality of nanostructures attached to a substrate; and
shaping the nanostructure array by condensing an evaporated wetting agent on at least one of the substrate or the nanostructures and evaporating the condensed wetting agent.

US Pat. No. 10,138,105

MACHINE AND METHOD FOR FILLING CONTAINERS AND CLEANING METHOD

KHS GmbH, Dortmund (DE)

1. An apparatus for filling containers with liquid filling-material, said apparatus comprising a filling machine, said filling machine comprising a rotor, a rotor bearing, a machine-frame, filling elements, container carriers, filling points, a container infeed, a container outfeed, a first filling-material boiler, a boiler-cover, a product connection, and a seal, wherein said rotor bearing mounts said rotor on said machine-frame for rotation about a machine axis, wherein said filling elements are disposed on said rotor, wherein one of said filling elements and one of said container carriers forms one of said filling points, wherein containers to be filled are provided at said container infeed, wherein filled containers are removed from said outfeed, wherein, during filling, said container carriers carry said containers at an angle such that a container axis is parallel to said machine axis, wherein said containers are filled within a range of angles on said rotor between said container infeed and said container outfeed, wherein said first filling-material boiler is arranged on said rotor, wherein said first filling-material boiler rotates with said rotor, wherein said boiler-cover closes said first filling-material boiler, wherein said boiler-cover connects to said machine-frame, wherein said boiler-cover does not rotate with said rotor, wherein said product connection supplies liquid filling-material into said first filling-material boiler, and wherein a seal is disposed to seal a transition between said boiler-cover and said first filling-material boiler, wherein said first filling-material boiler is partially filled with said liquid filling-material up to a filling-material level, wherein a gas chamber is formed in said first filling-material boiler above said filling-material level, wherein, as a result of said seal being disposed to seal said transition, said gas chamber can be subjected to an inert gas under a positive pressure during filling of a container with said liquid filling-material.

US Pat. No. 10,138,098

DRAW-WORKS AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE SAME

National Oilwell Varco No...

1. A draw-works comprising:an elongated hoisting member having a first end and a second end,
a first drum for storing and reeling an elongated hoisting member;
a second drum for storing and reeling said elongated hoisting member; and
a rotation assembly for rotating said first drum and said second drum;
wherein at least one of said first drum and said second drum is selectively connectable to and disconnectable from said rotation assembly; and
wherein the first end of said elongated hoisting members is connected to said first drum, and the second end of said elongated hoisting member is connected to said second drum.

US Pat. No. 10,138,091

VARIABLE LINEAR MOTOR GAP

OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY, F...

1. An elevator system comprising:a hoistway;
an elevator car to travel in the hoistway;
a first motor portion mounted to one of the elevator car and the hoistway, the first motor portion having a first coil and a second coil, the first coil at a first hoistway location, the second coil at a second hoistway location;
a second motor portion mounted to the other of the elevator car and the hoistway, the second motor portion having at least one permanent magnet; and
a gap between the first motor portion and the second motor portion, wherein the gap includes a first gap distance at the first hoistway location and a second gap distance at the second hoistway location, the second gap distance being greater than the first gap distance.

US Pat. No. 10,138,022

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR CONSUMING A PLURALITY OF LIQUIDS AND MOLD APPARATUSES FOR FORMING SUCH DEVICES

1. A device for consuming a plurality of liquids, comprising:a first liquid chamber adapted to carry a first liquid, the first liquid chamber comprising an open end adapted for receiving the first liquid in the first liquid chamber and delivering the first liquid from the first liquid chamber;
a brim disposed radially outwardly relative to the first liquid chamber;
a second liquid chamber coupled to the first liquid chamber and the brim, the second liquid chamber comprising:
an inlet adapted for receiving liquids in the second liquid chamber;
an outlet extending through the brim, the outlet adapted for delivering liquids from the second liquid chamber;
a first attachment element coupled to the first and second liquid chambers, the first attachment element adapted to detachably couple the device to a first liquid container and facilitate receiving a second liquid carried by the first liquid container in the second liquid chamber via the inlet; and
a second attachment element coupled to the first and second liquid chambers, the second attachment element adapted to detachably couple the device to a second liquid container and facilitate receiving a third liquid carried by the second liquid container in the second liquid chamber via the inlet.

US Pat. No. 10,138,014

AUTOMATED PACKAGING LINE FOR C- AND U-SHAPED PROFILES

THE BRADBURY COMPANY, INC...

1. A method comprising:transferring a first profile and a second profile to a first location, each of the first and second profiles having a u-shaped or c-shaped cross-section defining an external convex side and an internal concave side;
rotating a first blade and a second blade about a horizontal axis, the first blade and the second blade coupled to opposite ends of a pair of rotor arms including a first rotor arm and a second rotor arm;
inserting the first profile into the first blade with the internal concave side of the first profile facing upwards as the first blade moves upward through its rotation;
rotating the second profile by engaging the first blade with the external convex side of the second profile to position the second profile with the internal concave side of the second profile facing downwards over of the internal concave side of the first profile to form a first duplex within the first blade; and
forming a second duplex with the second blade, wherein the first duplex and the second duplex are to be formed in one full rotation of the first and second blades about the horizontal axis.

US Pat. No. 10,138,000

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETECTING AND MANAGING THE UNAUTHORIZED USE OF AN UNMANNED AIRCRAFT

1. An unmanned vehicle system, which is remotely controllable from a control source with police apparatus located remotely from each of said vehicle and said control source, comprising:(A) a remotely controlled vehicle comprising:
(1) a vehicle receiving device, for receiving instruction signals from each of said control source and said police apparatus;
(2) a vehicle processor, coupled to said vehicle receiving device, for receiving instructions specified by said instruction signals, and producing operational control signals for the vehicle in response to said instructions;
(3) at least one actuator, coupled to said processor, responsive to said operational control signals, for actuating at least one of:
(i) at least one device for controlling an orientation of said vehicle, and
(ii) at least one device for controlling at least one of (a) a velocity, and (b) an acceleration, of said vehicle;
(4) at least one sensing device, coupled to said vehicle processor, for sensing vehicle data and supplying sensed vehicle data signals to said vehicle processor representing said sensed vehicle data; and
(5) a vehicle transmitting device, coupled to said vehicle processor, for transmitting said signals representing said sensed vehicle data;
(B) a remote control unit for providing at least one biologic identifier signal and said instruction signals, said remote control unit comprising:
(1) a remote control transmitting device, for transmitting said instruction signals and said at least one biologic identifier signal;
(2) a remote control receiving device for receiving said sensed vehicle data signals;
(3) a first remote control input device for manually inputting instructions;
(4) a second remote control input device for inputting biologic identification information pertaining to a pilot using the remote control unit;
(5) a display device for displaying information; and
(6) a remote control processor, coupled to each of said remote control transmitting device, said remote control receiving device, said first remote control input device, said second remote control input device and said display device, for
(i) generating instruction signals representing said inputted instructions and causing said remote control transmitting device to transmit said signals to said vehicle receiving device,
(ii) processing signals representing said sensed vehicle data received by said remote control receiving device and supplying said signals to said remote control display device, and
(iii) generating said at least one biologic identifier signal representing said inputted biologic identification information;
(C) a police unit for communicating with said remote control unit: comprising:
(1) a police transmitting device, for transmitting an interrogation signal to said remote control receiving device;
(2) a police receiving device, for receiving said at least one biologic identifier signal;
(3) a memory device, for storing and providing certified biologic identification information and respective alphanumeric identification information pertaining to each of a plurality of persons; and
(4) a police processor, coupled to each of said police transmitting device, said police receiving device, and said memory device, for
(i) storing said certified biologic and said respective alphanumeric identification information in said memory and retrieving it therefrom, and
(ii) generating an interrogation signal for transmission to said remote control receiving device,
wherein
(I) said vehicle processor is further operative to supply said signals representing said sensed vehicle data to said vehicle transmitting device, and to cause said transmitting device to transmit said signals to said remote control receiving device;
(II) said remote control unit display device is operative to display a representation of said sensed vehicle data;
(III) said remote control receiving device is operative to receive said interrogation signal;
(IV) in response to said received interrogation signal, said remote control processor is operative to cause said remote control transmitting device to transmit said at least one biologic identifier signal to said police receiving device; and
(V) said police processor is further operative to receive said biologic identification information from said police receiving device and to compare it to said stored certified biologic identification information, and indicate a match between said stored certified biologic identification information and said received biologic identification information;
whereby
(a) the motion of said unmanned vehicle is controlled by said pilot by inputting instructions to said vehicle input device, in response to a representation of vehicle data displayed by said display device; and
(b) said interrogation signal is transmitted from said police unit to said remote control unit, and in response thereto, said biologic identification information is transmitted from said remote control unit to said police unit; thereby to allow said police unit to determine the identity of the person controlling an unmanned vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,137,976

AIRFOILS FOR ROTOR BLADES OF ROTARY WING AIRCRAFTS

AIRBUS HELICOPTERS DEUTSC...

wherein a maximum error of each one of the predetermined intrados coordinate value pairs x/c, yint/c and the predetermined extrados coordinate value pairs x/c, yext/c amounts to ±3%.

US Pat. No. 10,137,956

INVERTED PENDULUM VEHICLE

Honda Motor Co., Ltd., T...

1. An inverted pendulum vehicle configured to be operated under an inverted pendulum control and comprising a vehicle body including a saddle provided in an upper part of the vehicle body,wherein the vehicle is configured to be selectively placed in a parked condition where the inverted pendulum control is terminated and the vehicle body is supported by a stand in a forwardly or rearwardly tilted position, and an upright condition where the vehicle body is held in an upright position under the inverted pendulum control, the vehicle further comprising a display unit for providing a guide on an operation for putting the vehicle body into the tilted position from the upright position or into the upright position from the tilted position according to a state of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,137,918

CONVEYANCE CART FOR SECURE STORAGE AND TRANSPORT OF CONTAINERS WITH LIDS

1. A conveyance cart comprising:a) a can enclosure including:
i) a first side mounting frame;
ii) a second side mounting frame;
iii) one or more L-bars positioned between the first side mounting frame and the second side mounting frame;
iv) a plurality of horizontal members interconnecting the one or more L-bars and the first side mounting frame and the second side mounting frame, wherein a length of the can enclosure, defined by a distance from the first side mounting frame to the second side mounting frame, is adjustable; and
v) a plurality of wheels coupled to a base of the can enclosure;
b) a can retaining arm hingedly coupled to an upper portion of the can enclosure; and
c) a lid retaining arm hingedly coupled to an upper portion of the can enclosure, wherein the can retaining arm and the lid retaining arm each include at least one extender coupling, wherein a length of the can retaining arm and the lid retaining arm is adjustable.

US Pat. No. 10,137,894

DRIVING ASSISTANCE SYSTEM

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A driving assistance system comprising:at least one electronic control unit configured to:
detect an inter-vehicle distance between a forward vehicle and a subject vehicle;
detect a relative velocity between the forward vehicle and the subject vehicle;
control the subject vehicle such that the inter-vehicle distance becomes equal to a target inter-vehicle distance;
determine that a notification condition is satisfied, when an inter-vehicle distance between a stopped subject vehicle and the forward vehicle becomes equal to or larger than a predetermined first distance and the relative velocity becomes equal to or higher than a predetermined first velocity, or the inter-vehicle distance between the stopped subject vehicle and the forward vehicle becomes equal to or larger than a predetermined second distance, the predetermined second distance being larger than the predetermined first distance, and
perform a first notification operation on a driver when the notification condition is satisfied,
set an inter-vehicle distance in a condition where both of the forward vehicle and the subject vehicle are stopped, as a reference inter-vehicle distance, and
perform a second notification operation on the driver, when a difference between the reference inter-vehicle distance and the inter-vehicle distance, becomes equal to or larger than a predetermined third distance;
a notifying unit configured to perform notification on the driver when receiving a signal from the at least one electronic control unit; wherein the at least one electronic control unit is configured not to perform the second notification operation on the driver, at least until after the first notification operation is performed, when the subject vehicle is controlled such that the inter-vehicle distance becomes equal to the target inter-vehicle distance.

US Pat. No. 10,137,851

MEMS SENSOR AND A SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A MEMS sensor for measuring acceleration, said MEMS sensor comprising:a substrate;
an element frame;
a spring anchor;
a proof-mass; and
a spring,
wherein the element frame and the spring anchor are rigidly fixed to the substrate,
wherein one end of the spring is connected to the proof-mass and an opposite end of the spring is connected to the spring anchor,
wherein in a non-flexed state of the spring, a spring axis extends between the opposite ends of the spring,
wherein the proof-mass and the spring extend along a common plane, whereby the spring suspends the proof-mass to a rotary mode of motion in the common plane,
wherein the element frame comprises a rectangular form such that in the common plane, an outer surface of the element frame has four sides, of which two longitudinal sides run in parallel in a longitudinal direction, and two transversal sides run in parallel in a transversal direction, wherein the transversal direction is perpendicular to the longitudinal direction,
wherein the rectangular form of the element frame includes a first longitudinal side and a first transversal side, connected by a first vertex that is closest to the spring anchor, and
wherein the spring axis forms an acute angle with the first longitudinal side and with the first transversal side, the spring is flexural and bends when subjected to forces in the in-plane direction perpendicular to the spring axis, and the spring is rigid when subjected to forces in any other direction, thereby causing an inherent sensitivity for measuring accelerations in a range covering accelerations in the longitudinal direction and in the transversal direction,
and wherein the sensor further comprises one or more comb capacitors configured to measure the accelerations, wherein each comb capacitor includes a set of rotor comb fingers coupled to move with the proof-mass and a set of stator comb fingers rigidly fixed to the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,137,821

LOW-BEAM-COLOR-TEMPERATURE-VARIABLE HEADLIGHT UNIT

YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIK...

1. A low-beam-color-temperature-variable headlight unit comprising:a case;
a condenser lens including a low-beam output surface from which a low beam outgoes, a light receiving surface located behind the low-beam output surface with respect to a front-back direction of the case;
a high-color-temperature light emitting diode located inside the case, at a position nearer to a center line of the light receiving surface than to a right end and a left end of the light receiving surface with respect to a right-left direction of the case, the high-color-temperature light emitting diode configured to illuminate a first illuminated area with light passing through the light receiving surface and outgoing from the low-beam output surface, and the high-color-temperature light emitting diode including a high-color-temperature light emitting surface from which high-color-temperature light is emitted;
a low-color-temperature light emitting diode located inside the case, side by side with the high-color-temperature light emitting diode in the right-left direction of the case, at a position nearer to the center line of the light receiving surface than to the right end and the left end of the light receiving surface with respect to the right-left direction of the case, the low-color-temperature light emitting diode configured to illuminate a second illuminated area, which overlaps the first illuminated area at least partly, with light passing through the light receiving surface and outgoing from the low-beam output surface, and the low-color-temperature light emitting diode including a low-color-temperature light emitting surface from which low-color-temperature light is emitted; and
a low-beam-color-temperature control unit capable of adjusting a color temperature of the low beam by adjusting a quantity of light emitted from the high-color-temperature light emitting diode and a quantity of light emitted from the low-color-temperature light emitting diode.

US Pat. No. 10,137,817

SEED DISPENSING DEVICE AND SYSTEM

1. A seed dispensing system for delivering seed to a planter from a hopper bottom trailer, the system comprising:a main conduit that accepts the seed;
an auger within the main conduit, the auger transporting the seed through the main conduit;
a housing accepting seed from the trailer wherein the housing slidingly mounts onto the trailer;
a hopper of the trailer wherein the housing attaches to the trailer at the hopper below the trailer;
an attachment arm extending laterally outwards from the housing;
a trailer arm extending vertically below an opening in the trailer at the hopper wherein the trailer arm vertically supports the attachment arm of the housing, the attachment arm slidingly mounts above the trailer arm to secure the housing to the trailer wherein the attachment arm contacts the trailer arm below the opening;
a housing aperture of the housing that accepts seed from the trailer through the hopper;
an insertion aperture of the housing that accepts the auger, the auger transferring seed from the housing into the main conduit;
a dispensing conduit attached to the main conduit, the auger transporting the seed from the main conduit to the dispensing conduit, the seed exiting through the dispensing conduit.

US Pat. No. 10,137,816

VEHICLE SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO SUPPORT THE DISTRIBUTION OF PRODUCTS

Walmart Apollo, LLC, Ben...

1. A vehicle system, comprising:a housing;
a wheel system comprising at least one axle extending between at least two wheels positioned on opposite sides of the housing and supporting the housing;
a mobile product distribution system comprising:
a product movement system maintained within the housing;
a pallet transport system;
multiple bay doors formed in the housing and with which inbound vehicles and outbound vehicles align while products are distributed from each of the inbound vehicles to at least one of the outbound vehicles; and
a control circuit cooperated with the housing and configured to: estimate arrival times of each of the inbound vehicles and the outbound vehicles based on respective distances the inbound vehicles and the outbound vehicles are from a temporary distribution location of multiple different temporary distribution locations, historical travel times, and other stops a correspond one of the inbound vehicles and the outbound vehicles are scheduled to make; receive identifiers of each of the inbound vehicles and the outbound vehicles currently aligned with one of the multiple bay doors; generate a distribution plan identifying a number of each product to be moved from each of the inbound vehicles and a number of each product to be moved into each of the outbound vehicles based on the estimated arrival times and the identifiers of each of the inbound vehicles and the outbound vehicles currently aligned with one of the multiple bay doors; and determine product distribution routing to be applied by at least by the product movement system based on the distribution plan;
wherein the product movement system extends between the multiple bay doors and the control circuit directs the control of the product movement system to cause the transport of the products by the product movement system from each of the inbound vehicles, through the housing and to at least one of the outbound vehicles;
wherein the product movement system comprises a conveyor system extending through the housing, wherein the conveyor system comprising multiple conveyors over which at least some of the products are supported as the products are moved along at least a first conveyor of the multiple conveyors comprises an array of rollers that allow products to roll along a length of the at least one conveyor and provides at least a portion of a conveyor path between two bay doors and along which products are rolled along the array of rollers and transported from a first inbound vehicle of the inbound vehicles to a first outbound vehicle of the outbound vehicles; and
wherein the first conveyor is retractable and movable to be moved away from a first bay door to open space of the floor of the housing between at least the first bay door and a second bay door to enable movement of the pallet transport system to cooperate with and transport at least a pallet loaded with products from the first inbound vehicle to the first outbound vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,137,814

VEHICLE TRAY

LEVEL SOLUTIONS, LLC, Ne...

1. A vehicle tray for retaining containers, comprising:(a) a tray portion comprising an upper surface, a lower surface, a proximal side, a distal side, a right lateral side, a left lateral side, and two or more openings;
(b) at least two receptacles, each receptacle being formed in an opening of the tray portion for retaining a container, wherein each receptacle comprises an interior surface, an exterior surface, an upper end, a lower end, one or more walls extending downwardly from the upper surface of the tray portion, and a floor formed in a lower end of the receptacle; and
(c) a central slot portion in a center of the tray comprising an upper end, a lower end, one or more walls extending downwardly from the upper end to the lower end, a base in the lower end, and a first slot, wherein the first slot comprises a horizontal longitudinal opening in the base, the opening extending upwardly at each longitudinal end of the first slot to form two upwardly extending openings in the walls of the central slot portion, wherein the first slot is positioned between at least two receptacles and is parallel to a side of the tray portion, and wherein the slot bifurcates the base of the central slot portion into two lateral sides and is sized to allow a vehicle restraining belt to fit within the slot and between the at least two receptacles.

US Pat. No. 10,137,812

BACKREST FRAME FOR A VEHICLE SEAT

ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe...

1. A Seat-back frame for a vehicle seat, comprising:a transversely extending frame region;
two vertically extending frame regions extending vertically, such that the seat-back is of a U-shaped form;
wherein a first and a second profile are provided which form respective ones of the vertically extending frame regions and wherein there is provided a deep-drawn sheet-metal part which forms the transversely extending frame region, the deep-drawn sheet-metal part having flanges for connecting on the first and second profiles by bonding and at least one of the first and second profiles is a hollow profile which is formed from a single sheet as a flangeless hollow profile such that at least one part of the first and second profiles formed from the single sheet has a closed hollow profile by joining opposed end regions of the single sheet, wherein the closed hollow profile has varying cross-sections in an axial direction of said closed hollow profile,
wherein the varying cross-sections transition from a hollow, rectangular cross-section proximate to the transversely extending frame region to a hollow, I-shaped cross-section distal from the transversely extending frame region.

US Pat. No. 10,137,802

DETECTING OCCUPANT PRESENCE ON A VEHICLE SEAT

FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES,...

1. A system comprising:a bladder disposed in a vehicle seat;
a pump;
a pressure sensor;
a conduit that connects the pump to the bladder;
a T-section that connects the conduit to the pressure sensor;
a switch to actuate the pump to at least one of inflate and deflate the bladder with fluid; and
a controller having a processor and a memory, the memory having stored instructions executable by the processor to detect that the pump has been actuated, and then, if actuation of the pump was detected, determine that an occupant is present in a vehicle seat according to two or more data received from the pressure sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,137,789

SIGNAL PIN ARRANGEMENT FOR MULTI-DEVICE POWER MODULE

FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES,...

1. A power module comprising:a first insulating substrate having a bonded copper layer on a first side defining circuit traces, a plurality of first signal pins, and a plurality of power terminals, wherein the first signal pins and power terminal are coplanar and each cantilevers beyond an edge of the first substrate;
at least one semiconductor chip containing a power transistor and having a side soldered to a respective circuit trace on the first substrate that extends to one of the power terminals;
a second insulating substrate parallel to the first substrate and having a bonded copper layer on an interior side facing the first side and defining circuit traces and a plurality of second signal pins, wherein the second signal pins are coplanar and each cantilevers beyond an edge of the second substrate, wherein the chip includes a plurality of signal pads, wherein a first group of the signal pads are each connected to a respective first signal pin, and wherein a second group of the signal pads are each connected to a respective second signal pin;
a plurality of spacers each soldered between the first side and the interior side; and
an encapsulating body securing the substrates, chip, and spacers, wherein the signal pins and power terminals extend through the encapsulating body.

US Pat. No. 10,137,727

WHEEL FASTENING SYSTEM FOR MOBILE ROBOT WITH WHEELS

Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shen...

1. A wheel fastening system for a wheeled mobile robot comprising:a chassis;
a motor disposed in the chassis, and the motor having a shaft;
a wheel centered on the shaft of the motor; and
a thrust bearing interference fit between the wheel and the chassis, and the thrust bearing withstanding axial loads applied to the wheel.

US Pat. No. 10,137,712

RECORDING DEVICE

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A recording device comprising:a recording unit configured and arranged to perform recording on a recording medium, the recording unit including a recording head and a platen that faces the recording head in a first direction and is configured to support the recording medium; and
a medium support unit arranged below the recording unit and configured and arranged to support the recording medium that is in a continuous form, the medium support unit being arranged so as to overlap the recording unit as viewed in the first direction while the medium support unit is positioned at a housing position, the medium support unit being configured and arranged to move, relative to the recording unit, along a second direction perpendicular to the first direction from the housing position, the medium support unit including
a platform which is configured to support the recording medium from below and on which the recording medium is configured to be placed, and
an up-down mechanism configured and arranged to move the platform upward in the first direction by the medium support unit being pulled from below the recording unit,
the up-down mechanism being configured and arranged to commence to move the platform upward in the first direction after the medium support unit commences to move in the second direction relative to the recording unit during pulling of the medium support unit.

US Pat. No. 10,137,699

IMAGE FORMING METHOD

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An image forming method of forming a halftone image on a corrugated fibreboard recording medium using an inkjet recording device that uses magenta ink and other inks with two or more colors other than the magenta ink, the image forming method comprising:determining a droplet ejection position of the magenta ink and then determining droplet ejection positions of the other inks with two or more colors to be positions different from the droplet ejection position of the magenta ink, wherein
nozzles ejecting the magenta ink are not shifted relative to nozzles ejecting the other inks with two or more colors other than magenta ink.

US Pat. No. 10,137,698

MIXER APPARATUS AND SYSTEM

The Technology Partnershi...

1. A mixer system for use with a non-contact liquid printer, the mixer system comprising:a printing liquid reservoir, configured to contain a printing liquid defining a first printing liquid surface;
expansion chamber in fluid communication with the printing liquid; and
an aspirator element in fluid communication with the expansion chamber,
wherein in use of the mixer system:
the aspirator element is operable to reduce a pressure of a gas in the expansion chamber; such that a pressure head of the printing liquid moves the printing liquid from the printing liquid reservoir to the expansion chamber to cause a second printing liquid surface defined by the expansion chamber to rise in the expansion chamber from a first level to a second level; and the aspirator element is further operable to restore the pressure of the gas in the expansion chamber, such that the pressure head of the printing liquid moves the printing liquid from the expansion chamber to the printing liquid reservoir returning the second printing liquid surface from the second level to the first level, so as to cause mixing of the printing liquid in the printing liquid reservoir, wherein the pressure head of the printing liquid is defined as a pressure differential between a first pressure acting on the first printing liquid surface and a second pressure acting on the second printing liquid surface.

US Pat. No. 10,137,638

METHOD OF BONDING FIBERS TO FORM A COMPOSITE STRUCTURE

INDEMNIS, INC., Anchorag...

1. A method of bonding Dyneema fiber material to itself to form an airtight seam, comprising:providing a first fiber layer consisting of an Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) Dyneema fiber, the first fiber layer having a first side and a second side;
providing a second fiber layer consisting of a UHMWPE Dyneema fiber having a first side and a second side and positioning the second fiber layer to have the first side facing the second side of the first fiber layer;
overlapping a portion of the second side of the first fiber layer and a portion of the first side of the second fiber layer to create a seam;
providing a thermal buffer layer against the first side of the first UHMWPE Dyneema fiber layer or against the second side of the second UHMWPE Dyneema fiber layer, or both, in the seam; and
forming a composite structure at the seam by RF welding the first and second UHMWPE Dyneema fiber layers and the thermal buffer layer together to form an airtight seam.

US Pat. No. 10,137,620

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SANDWICH MOLDED PRODUCT, INJECTION MOLDING MACHINE, AND SANDWICH MOLDED PRODUCT

UBE MACHINERY CORPORATION...

1. A method of manufacturing a sandwich molded product, the method employing at least two molds capable of forming a mold cavity to mold the sandwich molded product, the method comprising:a base layer molding step that injection-fills the mold cavity with a base layer resin to mold a base layer;
a first expansion step that causes the volume of the mold cavity to expand to a specified quantity such that a certain space is formed between an outer surface of the base layer molded by the base layer molding step and an inner surface of the mold;
a first injection-filling step that injection-fills the space formed by the first expansion step with a first resin which is a foamable resin to fill the space with the first resin;
a second expansion step that, after the start of the first injection-filling step, causes the mold cavity to expand to a specified quantity such that the space is further expanded, thereby foaming the first resin and molding a foam molded product which has a skin layer and a foamed layer formed within the skin layer; and
a second injection-filling step that, after completion of the first injection-filling step and after the completion of the second expansion step, injection-fills a second resin into the foamed layer of the foam molded product by penetrating the skin layer.

US Pat. No. 10,137,529

NUMERICAL CONTROLLER CAPABLE OF MACHINING CONDITION CONTROL BASED ON POSTURE

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A numerical controller for controlling a laser beam machine in accordance with a program and performing three-dimensional laser beam machining on a workplace, the numerical controller comprising:a machining condition change unit configured to:
obtain a speed ratio between a machining speed at an upper surface of the workpiece determined based on a upper travel amount of the laser beam on the upper surface of the workpiece and a machining speed at a lower surface of the workpiece determined based on a lower travel amount of the laser beam on the lower surface of the workpiece,
wherein the upper travel amount and lower travel amount are determined on a basis of a posture of a nozzle of the laser beam machine with respect to the workplace, the posture being specified by the program, and
change a machining condition specified by the program on basis of the obtained speed ratio,
wherein the three-dimensional laser beam machining by the laser beam machine is controlled on a basis of the machine condition changed by the machining condition change unit.

US Pat. No. 10,137,507

HOLE CUTTER WITH MULTIPLE FULCRUMS

IRWIN INDUSTRIAL TOOL COM...

12. A hole cutter comprising:a substantially cylindrical blade body comprising a first end and a distal second end, the first end defining a cutting edge and the second end defining a non-working end;
a first elongated aperture formed through the blade body, wherein the blade body defines within the first elongated aperture a first plurality of fulcrums comprising:
a first fulcrum axially spaced a first distance from the cutting edge; and
a second fulcrum axially spaced a second distance from the cutting edge greater than the first distance; and
a second elongated aperture formed through the blade body, wherein the blade body defines within the second elongated aperture a second plurality of fulcrums comprising:
a third fulcrum axially spaced a third distance from the cutting edge; and
a fourth fulcrum axially spaced a fourth distance from the cutting edge greater than the third distance,
wherein the first distance of the first fulcrum to the cutting edge is different than the third distance of the third fulcrum to the cutting edge.

US Pat. No. 10,137,414

DIESEL OXIDATION CATALYST AND USE THEREOF IN DIESEL AND ADVANCED COMBUSTION DIESEL ENGINE SYSTEMS

BASF Corporation, Florha...

1. An oxidation catalyst composite for abatement of exhaust gas emissions from an engine comprising:a carrier substrate having a length, an inlet end and an outlet end, a diesel oxidation catalyst catalytic material on the carrier, the diesel oxidation catalyst catalytic material including a first washcoat layer and a second washcoat layer,
the first washcoat layer comprising a palladium (Pd) component supported by a first refractory metal oxide support including cerium, the first washcoat layer being substantially free of a molecular sieve and being substantially free of barium, lanthanum, and platinum; and
the second washcoat layer comprising a second refractory oxide support, a platinum component and a molecular sieve, the second washcoat layer being substantially free of palladium and being substantially free of barium and lanthanum.

US Pat. No. 10,137,310

BODY HAIR LUMINESCENCE AESTHETIC DEVICE

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. An optical cosmetic device for body hair, comprising:an optical system configured to emit cosmetic light for body hair, wherein:
the optical system includes a light source configured to emit light comprising a spectrum, a control unit configured to control at least one of a voltage and a current supplied to the light source, and an optical filter configured to change the spectrum of the light emitted from the light source and to generate the cosmetic light for body hair, which comprises:
an intensity integral of the cosmetic light for body hair in a wavelength range of 400 to 700 nm is larger than an intensity integral of the cosmetic light for body hair in a wavelength range of 700 to 1200 nm,
an intensity integral of the cosmetic light for body hair in a wavelength range of 400 to 500 nm is smaller than an intensity integral of the cosmetic light for body in a wavelength range of 500 to 600 nm,
an intensity integral of the cosmetic light for body hair in a wavelength range of 500 to 530 nm is larger than an intensity integral of the cosmetic light for body hair in a wavelength range of 570 to 600 nm,
an intensity integral of the cosmetic light for body hair in a wavelength range of 400 to 500 nm is larger than an intensity integral of the cosmetic light for body hair in a wavelength range of 600 to 700 nm, and
the cosmetic light for body hair is configured to inhibit hair growth in a living body or remove hair from a living body, and is further configured to inhibit unwanted side effects including skin inflammation.

US Pat. No. 10,137,235

AUTOMATED PERITONEAL DIALYSIS SYSTEM USING STEPPER MOTOR

Baxter International Inc....

1. A peritoneal dialysis system comprising:an enclosure;
a stepper motor housed by the enclosure;
a solid pump piston including a solid piston shaft attached to or integrally formed with a solid pump head, the solid pump piston in operable communication with the stepper motor;
a disposable unit including at least one flexible membrane attached to a rigid piece, the enclosure and the disposable unit structured and arranged to allow the flexible membrane to move beyond a relaxed position of the flexible membrane, the enclosure structured and arranged to receive the disposable unit such that the stepper motor can move the solid pump head towards and away from the disposable unit to allow (i) the flexible membrane adjacent to the solid pump head to move outwardly beyond the rigid piece as the solid pump head is moved away from the disposable unit, and (ii) the flexible membrane adjacent to the solid pump head to move within the rigid piece as the solid pump head is moved towards the disposable unit; and
an encoder operable with the stepper motor, the encoder configured to provide an output indicative of a position of the solid pump head after the solid pump head has moved towards or away from the disposable unit.

US Pat. No. 10,137,058

UNIT DOSE DISPENSING MECHANISMS

Omnicell, Inc., Mountain...

1. A dispensing mechanism, comprising:a connector for receiving electrical signals from a cabinet in which the dispensing mechanism is installed;
an actuator that operates in response to the electrical signals;
a non-circular sprocket driven by the actuator, wherein the teeth of the non-circular sprocket are not all the same distance from an axis of rotation of the non-circular sprocket;
a belt driven by the sprocket, the belt comprising a plurality of links, and the belt configured to circulate within a chamber when driven by the actuator;
a plurality of paddles integrally formed with the links of the belt for receiving between pairs of the paddles items to be dispensed, the paddles extending from the belt; and
a housing defining the chamber and defining an opening at the bottom of the chamber, such that a single item drops from between its respective paddles and through the opening when the segmented belt is incrementally advanced and the paddle supporting the item approaches a vertical orientation due to the advancement of the belt.

US Pat. No. 10,137,042

TRAVELLING APPARATUS

THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO, ...

1. A travelling apparatus comprising:a first wheel, the first wheel being a driving wheel;
a vehicle body;
a first linear motion actuator configured to be extendable and retractable and couple the first wheel to the vehicle body;
a second wheel configured to be disposed at a back of the first wheel;
a second linear motion actuator configured to be extendable and retractable and couple the second wheel to the vehicle body;
a third wheel configured to be disposed at a back of the second wheel;
a first link configured to couple the second wheel to the third wheel;
a second link configured to couple the first link to the vehicle body; and
an actuator configured to change an angle between the vehicle body and the second link,
wherein the second wheel and the third wheel are non-driven wheels.

US Pat. No. 10,137,026

WATER RESISTANT BANDAGE

BSN MEDICAL, INC., Charl...

1. A knitted bandage, consisting of:an inner face adapted to be positioned contacting skin and an outer face adapted to be positioned apart from the skin;
nylon monofilament yarns knitted into only the inner face and having a maximum diameter of 0.1 mm;
polyproylene monofilament yarns knitted into only the outer face and having a maximum diameter of 0.1 mm; and
elastic yarns knitted or laid in with wales of the knitted bandage to impart elasticity in the knitted bandage;
wherein the knitted bandage has a moisture vapor transmission rate of at least 500 g/m2 per 24 hours.

US Pat. No. 10,136,973

LITHIUM SILICATE MATERIALS

Ivoclar Vivadent AG, Sch...

1. A process for manufacturing a lithium silicate dental glass-ceramic article comprising: preparing a lithium silicate blank comprising lithium metasilicate as the main crystalline phase and exhibiting a flexural strength of greater than 180 MPa; machining the lithium silicate blank into a dental article; and heat treating the machined dental article in the temperature range of from about 700° C. to about 900° C. to close surface flaws, and optionally, coating with a glass or glass ceramic by sintering or hot pressing.

US Pat. No. 10,136,970

SYSTEM, DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR DENTAL INTRAORAL SCANNING

DENTLYTEC G.P.L.LTD, Tel...

1. A method of imaging a tooth comprising:providing an intraoral scanner including a head portion having a shadow casting object, a light emitter, and an imager having known relative positions; wherein said head portion is sized and shaped to fit into a mouth of a subject;
moving said head portion around a perimeter of a tooth to scan a plurality of portions of an exterior surface of the tooth, wherein for each portion of said plurality of portions of said tooth, scanning comprises:
illuminating said portion of the tooth with said light emitter;
casting a shadow on said portion of the tooth by positioning said shadow casting object between said light emitter and said tooth;
imaging said portion of the tooth, including at least a part of said shadow, to produce one or more respective images of light collected from said portion of the tooth including at least two points on said portion of the tooth;
determining a pose of said imager from each of said one or more images;
deriving a position of a said light emitter and said shadow casting object from said pose of said imager and said known relative positions;
identifying a 3D orientation of a ray of illumination from the light emitter intersecting said shadow casting object and defining an edge of the shadow based on said pose of said imager and said known relative positions; and
ascertaining a 3D location of each of said two points from said 3D location of said intersection, a location of said shadow in said image and a location of each of said two points in said image.

US Pat. No. 10,136,956

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ROBOT-ASSISTED SURGERY AS WELL AS POSITIONING DEVICE

avateramedical GmbH, (DE...

1. An apparatus for robot-assisted surgery, comprisingan instrument unit having a surgical instrument with an instrument shaft, a proximal end of which is passable through a body orifice of a patient to a target area defined by coordinates of a coordinate system of the apparatus,
a positioning device emitting light as a beam of rays,
at least one coupling unit of a manipulator arm, to which optionally the positioning device or the instrument unit is connectable,
wherein, when connecting the positioning device to the coupling unit, a position of a central axis of the beam of rays emitted by the positioning device corresponds with a position of the longitudinal axis of the instrument shaft of the instrument unit connected to the coupling unit instead of the positioning device,
a control unit,
which, when the positioning device is connected to the coupling unit, determines an amount of a distance vector, which is orthogonal to the central axis, between the central axis and the target area defined by the coordinates,
which generates a first control information when the amount of the determined distance vector is less than or equal to a first preset value, and
comprising an output unit which outputs a signal dependent on the first control information.

US Pat. No. 10,136,909

MAGNETIC INTRODUCER SYSTEMS AND METHODS

AtriCure, Inc., Mason, O...

1. A system for creating a lesion in an epicardial tissue of a patient with ablative energy, comprising:a first introducer having a distal portion comprising a pre-formed bend and a proximal portion each extending along a longitudinal axis of the first introducer where the distal portion further comprises a first flat distal surface, and where the distal portion comprises a first coupling member;
a second introducer having a distal portion and a proximal portion each extending along a longitudinal axis of the second introducer, where the distal portion further comprises a second flat distal surface, and where the distal portion comprises a second coupling member; and
a treatment device having an ablation assembly that includes an ablation member configured to deliver an ablation energy that creates the lesion in the epicardial tissue of the patient,
wherein the treatment device is configured to be releasably coupled with the proximal portion of the first introducer,
wherein the first coupling member of the first introducer comprises a magnet adjacent to the first flat distal surface, and the second coupling member of the second introducer comprises a magnet in the second flat distal surface, wherein the magnet of the first introducer has a magnetic dipole and the magnet of the second introducer has a magnetic dipole, and wherein attraction between the first introducer magnet and the second introducer magnet operates to align the first introducer magnet dipole with the second introducer magnet dipole such that when positioned adjacently the first flat distal surface engages the second flat distal surface,
wherein the first and second introducers are configured to translate along their respective longitudinal axes while the respective coupling members are joined, and
wherein coupling between the proximal portion of the first introducer and the treatment device, in combination with coupling between the first and second introducers provided by their respective magnets, is effective to move the treatment device toward a treatment location on the epicardial tissue when the second introducer is moved away from the treatment location on the epicardial tissue.

US Pat. No. 10,136,888

CIRCULAR STAPLER AND STAPLE HEAD ASSEMBLY THEREOF

TOUCHSTONE INTERNATIONAL ...

1. A circular stapler, comprising:a staple body comprising an annular staple cartridge, an annular cutter located at a distal end of the circular stapler, the annular staple cartridge comprising a plurality of staple holes at an end face thereof, and a ring arranged at an end face of the annular staple cartridge adjacent to the annular cutter; and
an anvil assembly comprising an annular anvil for mating with the annular staple cartridge, an annular cutting pad set inside the annular anvil for mating with the annular cutter and an anvil shaft moveably connected to the staple body, the annular cutting pad being arranged between the anvil shaft and the annular anvil;
wherein when the staple body and the anvil assembly are closed, a first gap exists between an end face of the annular anvil and the end face of the annular staple cartridge, and a second gap exists between an end face of the annular cutting pad and an end face of the ring, wherein a height of the second gap parallel to an axis of the anvil shaft is different from a height of the first gap parallel to the axis of the anvil shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,136,754

BEVERAGE MACHINE CARTRIDGE HOLDER

Keurig Green Mountain, In...

1. A beverage forming apparatus, comprising:a frame arranged to support components of the beverage forming apparatus;
a cartridge holder including a cartridge engagement portion that defines an opening and that is arranged to engage with a cartridge placed in the opening and support a weight of the cartridge, the cartridge having a rim, and the engagement portion including one or more compliant sections that are arranged to contact regions of first and second cartridges at the rim of the cartridge, the regions at the rim of the first and second cartridges being differently sized and/or shaped relative to each other, and the one or more compliant sections being movable relative to the cartridge holder to adjust a size and/or shape of the opening to accommodate and engage with the differently sized and/or shaped regions at the rims of the first and second cartridges;
a cover arranged to cooperate with the cartridge holder to at least partially enclose a cartridge held by the cartridge holder for formation of a beverage using the cartridge; and
a liquid supply system at least partially supported by the frame arranged to provide a liquid for combination with a beverage medium in a cartridge held by the cartridge holder to form a beverage.
US Pat. No. 10,138,319

POLYMER AND ASPHALT COMPOSITION

Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kai...

1. A polymer comprising a conjugated diene monomer unit and a vinyl aromatic monomer unit,wherein the polymer has a polymer block (A) comprising the vinyl aromatic monomer unit as a main component and a polymer block (B) comprising the conjugated diene monomer unit and the vinyl aromatic monomer unit,
a content of the polymer block (A) is 10% by mass or more and 40% by mass or less,
a bulk density of the polymer is 0.05 g/mL or more and 0.45 g/mL or less, and
a specific surface area of the polymer is 0.10 m2/g or more and 0.60 m2/g or less,
in the polymer block (B), a content of a short-chain vinyl aromatic monomer-polymerized moiety comprising 2 to 6 vinyl aromatic monomer units is 50% by mass or more based on the content of the vinyl aromatic monomer unit being 100% by mass.
US Pat. No. 10,137,149

PARTICLES FOR THE TREATMENT OF CANCER IN COMBINATION WITH RADIOTHERAPY

Oxford University Innovat...

1. A method of treating cancer in a subject comprising:administering a particle to a locus or site of the cancer or to tumour tissue in the subject, which particle comprises a metal oxide, which metal oxide is titanium dioxide doped with from 0.1 to 25 mol % of at least one rare earth element, wherein the titanium dioxide is a host lattice and the at least one rare earth element is present as a dopant within said host lattice; and
applying X-ray radiation suitable for radiotherapy to the locus or site of the cancer or tumour tissue and thereby exciting the metal oxide in the particle at the locus or site of the cancer or tumour tissue and generating reactive oxygen species at the locus or site of the cancer or tumour tissue.
US Pat. No. 10,137,162

GASTROPROTECTIVE EXTRACTS OF SONCHUS OLERACEUS L.

King Saud University, Ri...

1. A method of producing gastroprotective extracts of Sonchus (S.) oleraceus L., comprising the steps of:selecting a source material consisting of S. oleraceus L. roots;
grinding the source material into a powder to produce 500 grams of powder;
extracting the powder by percolation in 2 liters of 95% aqueous ethanol for 2 days at room temperature to produce an ethanol extract;
concentrating the ethanol extract in a rotary evaporator at a temperature of less than 25° C. to form a residue;
suspending the residue in distilled water until it is dissolved;
filtering the dissolved residue to produce an aqueous filtrate;
collecting any lipoidal matter trapped on a filter;
further extracting a portion of the aqueous filtrate to exhaustion in chloroform;
drying the chloroform extracts at a temperature less than 20° C.;
further extracting the aqueous filtrate to exhaustion with n-butanol; and
drying the n-butanol extracts at a temperature less than 35° C.; recovering the gastroprotective extracts of S. oleraceus L.
US Pat. No. 10,139,727

CHEMICAL AMPLIFICATION RESIST COMPOSITION, RESIST FILM USING THE SAME, RESIST-COATED MASK BLANK, METHOD OF FORMING PHOTOMASK AND PATTERN, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A chemical amplification resist composition comprising:(A) a compound including a triarylsulfonium cation having two or more fluorine atoms and capable of generating an acid with a volume of 240 ?3 or higher by irradiation of active rays or radiation;
(B) a compound including a phenolic hydroxyl group; and
(C) an acid crosslinking compound,
wherein benzene rings configuring at least two aryl groups from the three aryl groups in the triarylsulfonium cation of the compound (A) each independently is directly bonded to at least one fluorine atom, and
the compound (B) is a resin having a weight average molecular weight of 2,000 or more.
US Pat. No. 10,138,463

SCALABLE PRIMATE PLURIPOTENT STEM CELL AGGREGATE SUSPENSION CULTURE AND DIFFERENTIATION THEREOF

VIACYTE, INC., San Diego...

1. A single chamber rolling bottle comprising primate pluripotent-derived cell aggregates in suspension in a physiologically acceptable medium, wherein the primate pluripotent-derived cell aggregates are derived from a single cell suspension of primate pluripotent stem cells agitated by rotation at a speed between about 3 to about 20 rpm.

US Pat. No. 10,143,049

ELECTRONIC OPERATING DEVICE FOR LIGHT SOURCES

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. An electronic operating device for light sources, comprising:an input part for inputting an input voltage;
an output part for outputting an output voltage and an output current for the light sources;
wherein the electronic operating device is configured
to operate the output part as a voltage source for a period of time after the input voltage has been applied;
subsequently to operate the output part as a current source after this period of time;
to measure the output voltage and to identify a point of discontinuity in a time profile of the output voltage; and
to prescribe the output voltage at the point of discontinuity as a setpoint voltage for a control loop, which regulates the output voltage and the output current during operation after the period of time.

US Pat. No. 10,143,033

COMMUNICATIONS APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A communications apparatus, comprising:a receiving unit configured to receive a beacon signal from one of a plurality of apparatuses, wherein between the plurality of apparatuses, synchronization of a first period in which data is transmitted or received and a second period in which data is neither transmitted nor received is established;
a determination unit configured to determine the first period based on the beacon signal that was received by the receiving unit;
a transmission unit configured to transmit, in the first period that was determined by the determination unit, a signal that requests obtaining of information to the plurality of apparatuses;
an obtaining unit configured to obtain information from each of the plurality of apparatuses in a case where the signal was transmitted by the transmission unit; and
a display control unit configured to control display on a display unit based on the information obtained by the obtaining unit.

US Pat. No. 10,143,029

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR RECOVERING SERVICES FROM NETWORK REJECTIONS TO WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A wireless communication device, comprising:a first communication module circuitry to communicatively couple the wireless communication device with a first network, the first communication module circuitry to receive a reject message from the first network to disable communications with the first network;
a processor to store, in memory, information corresponding to the communications with the first network; and
a second communication module circuitry to communicatively couple the wireless communication device with a second network, the second communication module circuitry to send the information to a remote service monitor, wherein the second communication module circuitry is to receive a short message service (SMS) command or a Dual-Tone Multi-Frequency signaling (DTMF) command from the remote service monitor;
wherein the first communication module circuitry includes a first Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) or a first virtual SIM and the second communication module circuitry includes a second SIM or a second virtual SIM.

US Pat. No. 10,143,014

CONTROL DEVICE AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

FUJITSU COMPONENT LIMITED...

1. A control device that performs wireless communication and is connected to another control device via a wired network comprising:a memory; and
a processor coupled to the memory and the processor configured to:
acquire information relating to a channel and a communication timing used for wireless communication via the wired network from another control device that is made to act as a slave;
generate a setting of a channel and a communication timing in which no interference occurs between wireless communication with a first opposing control device performed by the control device and wireless communication with a second opposing control device performed by the another control device, based on information relating to a channel and a communication timing used for wireless communication of the control device and the acquired information relating to the channel and the communication timing used for wireless communication of the another control device; and
report the generated setting of the channel and the timing to the another control device that is made to act as the slave via the wired network for minimizing interference in communication between the control devices and corresponding opposing control devices,wherein:the memory holds information on a first relationship between the control device and the first opposing control device managed by the control device and a second relationship between the another control device and the second opposing control device managed by the another control device,
the processor is further configured to:
acquire a first electrical power information of a first load connected to the first opposing control device from the first opposing control device according to the first relationship,
acquire a second electrical power information of a second load connected to the second opposing control device from the another control device according to the second relationship when the second electrical power information is requested from an information processing device connected to the control device via the wired network, and
send the first electrical power information and the second electrical power information to the information processing device for displaying the respective electrical power information to a user for corrective action by the user.

US Pat. No. 10,142,983

LICENSED ASSISTED ACCESS NETWORK SYSTEM

Institute For Information...

1. A first base station for a licensed assisted access (LAA) network system, the LAA network system further comprising a mobile station, and the first base station comprising:a transceiver; and
a processor;
wherein:
the transceiver receives first available unlicensed channel group information from the mobile station, wherein the first available unlicensed channel group information is generated by the mobile station through determining a use status of an unlicensed band;
the processor selects a first unlicensed channel according to the first available unlicensed channel group information;
the processor initializes a communication schedule assessment procedure with the mobile station through the first unlicensed channel and via the transceiver;
the transceiver receives second available unlicensed channel group information from the mobile station, wherein the second available unlicensed channel group information is generated by the mobile station according to a use status of the unlicensed band after the mobile station determines that the communication schedule assessment procedure fails;
the processor selects a second unlicensed channel according to the second available unlicensed channel group information; and
the processor initializes the communication schedule assessment procedure with the mobile station through the second unlicensed channel and via the transceiver.

US Pat. No. 10,142,977

METHOD FOR RECEIVING DOWNLINK CONTROL CHANNEL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM APPLYING CARRIER AGGREGATION TECHNIQUE, AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of detecting a downlink control channel by a user equipment in DRX (discontinuous reception) mode in a carrier aggregation applied wireless communication system, comprising:configuring downlink control channel detection subframes in a secondary cell based on a specific uplink/downlink subframe configuration for a TDD (time division duplex) primary cell;
detecting the downlink control channel from the downlink control channel detection subframes when a preset DRX related timer defined by a subframe number unit is operating; and
receiving a downlink data channel based on the detected downlink control channel,
wherein the downlink control channel detection subframes comprise subframes on the secondary cell matching locations of downlink subframes on the specific uplink/downlink subframe configuration or locations of special subframes including a downlink resource over a preset length,
wherein the specific uplink/downlink subframe configuration is an SIB1 (system information block1) uplink/downlink subframe configuration if a detection of information on an uplink/downlink subframe configuration is not successful, and
wherein the specific uplink/downlink subframe configuration is a detected uplink/downlink subframe configuration if the detection of the information on the uplink/downlink subframe configuration is successful.

US Pat. No. 10,142,960

MULTI-USER RANGING WITH UNASSOCIATED STATIONS

Marvell World Trade Ltd.,...

1. A method for multi-user (MU) communications in a wireless communication network, the MU communications between a first communication device that manages the wireless communication network and a plurality of second communication devices, wherein a first set of one or more second communication devices is not associated with the wireless communication network and has not been assigned association identifiers (IDs) by the first communication device, and wherein a second set of one or more second communication devices is associated with the wireless communication network and has been assigned association IDs by the first communication device, the method comprising:selecting, at the first communication device, one or more respective preliminary IDs for one or more second communication devices in the first set;
generating, at the first communication device, a trigger frame, the trigger frame including
i) one or more respective first fields respectively indicating one or more first frequency resource and/or spatial stream allocations to one or more second communication devices in the first set, the one or more respective first frequency resource and/or spatial stream allocations respectively indicated by the one or more respective preliminary IDs, and
ii) one or more respective second fields respectively indicating the one or more preliminary IDs selected for the one or more second communication devices in the first set, wherein the trigger frame further indicates respective one or more medium access control (MAC) addresses of the one or more second communication devices in the first set; and
transmitting, with the communication device, the trigger frame to initiate at least an uplink (UL) MU transmission by multiple second communication devices according to the one or more first frequency resource and/or spatial stream allocations in the trigger frame.

US Pat. No. 10,142,959

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR UPDATING AN ACCESS POINT MODEL

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method comprising:determining, by one or more processors, that a wireless access point model does not meet a predetermined quality threshold for a set of stored wireless access point data;
in response to determining that the wireless access point model does not meet the predetermined quality threshold, identifying, by the one or more processors, a given wireless access point associated with the wireless access point model;
generating, by the one or more processors, a request for current scan information of the given wireless access point, the request for current scan information including an inducement for travel to a location within a wireless communication range of the given wireless access point;
transmitting the request to one or more mobile communication devices not currently within the wireless communication range, the request requesting each mobile communication device to travel within the wireless communication range of the given wireless access point to collect the current scan information;
verifying, by the one or more processors, that at least one of the one or more mobile communication devices has traveled within the wireless communication range of the given wireless access point to collect the current scan information in response to the transmitted request;
receiving, by the one or more processors, the current scan information from the verified at least one mobile communication device;
in response to receiving, by the one or more processors, the current scan information, providing, by the one or more processors, the inducement to the at least one of the one or more mobile communication devices for redemption; and
modifying, by the one or more processors, the wireless access point model in accordance with the received current scan information by updating the set of stored wireless access point data.

US Pat. No. 10,142,950

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSRECEIVING SIGNALS THROUGH NAN TERMINAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of transceiving signals, which are transceived by a neighbor awareness networking (NAN) terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving a NAN synchronization beacon frame comprising information indicating whether a corresponding NAN cluster is a coordinated NAN cluster or not; and
joining the corresponding NAN cluster based on a first type operation or a second type operation according to whether the information indicates the corresponding NAN cluster is the coordinated NAN cluster,
wherein the first type operation comprises performing an anchor master selection by comparing an anchor master rank value included in the NAN synchronization beacon frame with a stored anchor master rank value in the NAN terminal and performing a state transition according to the anchor master selection,
wherein the second type operation comprises maintaining a state corresponding to a Non-Master Non-Synchronization State at the time of joining the corresponding NAN cluster without performing the anchor master selection,
wherein the Non-Master Non-Synchronization State is a state in which a device cannot transmit the NAN synchronization beacon frame and a NAN discovery beacon frame, and
wherein the coordinated NAN cluster comprises one or more devices having a master preference equal to or greater than a specific value.

US Pat. No. 10,142,949

TERMINAL, AND BASE STATION FOR MEASUREMENT OF DOWNLINK RECEIVED POWER AND CONFIGURATION OF APPROPRIATE RECEIVED POWER

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A communication system for performing communication between a base station and a terminal, comprising:higher layer processing circuitry configured to set, at the base station, for a terminal, a first reference signal configuration for configuring a first channel-state information reference signal,
configured to set, at the base station, for the terminal, a zero transmit power channel-state information reference signal configuration specifying a resource element to be excluded from the target of data demodulation in a case where the terminal demodulates data, and
configured to set, at the base station, for the terminal, a second reference signal configuration for configuring a measurement target for which a reference signal received power is to be measured by the terminal and a report configuration for transmitting a measurement report by the terminal; and
terminal reception circuitry configured to receive, at the terminal, the report configuration set by the base station; wherein
the second reference signal configuration includes one or more combinations of a measurement index for a second channel-state information reference signal and a configuration for the second channel-state information reference signal,
the first channel-state information reference signal is transmitted from the base station via a serving cell,
the second channel-state information reference signal is transmitted from a second base station not communicating with the terminal via a neighbor cell,
the first channel-state information reference signal is used for calculating a value for channel state information feedback at the terminal,
the second channel-state information reference signal is used for measuring the reference signal received power at the terminal without calculating the value for channel state information feedback,
the report configuration includes a second measurement index for the second channel- state information reference signal,
the measurement report includes the second measurement index and the reference signal received power of the second channel-state information reference signal corresponding to the second measurement index; and
the first reference signal configuration includes first information relating to a resource element on which measurement is performed, second information relating to a subframe on which measurement is performed, and third information relating to a power ratio of a downlink shared channel to the first channel-state information reference signal.

US Pat. No. 10,142,946

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING D2D DISCOVERY SIGNAL BY TERMINAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for transmitting a device-to-device (D2D) discovery signal by a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:determining a first symbol among a plurality of symbols for the D2D discovery signal that is orthogonal to an uplink signal of a cellular terminal, based on a cyclic prefix type of the D2D discovery signal and a cyclic prefix type of the uplink signal different from the cyclic prefix type of the D2D discovery signal;
determining a first transmission power to be applied to the first symbol and a second transmission power to be applied to a second symbol of the plurality of symbols for the D2D discovery signal, wherein the second symbol is not orthogonal to the uplink signal of the cellular terminal; and
transmitting the D2D discovery signal based on the first transmission power and the second transmission power,
wherein the first transmission power is greater than the second transmission power.

US Pat. No. 10,142,878

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR HANDOVER OF A HIGH POWER WIRELESS DEVICE OPERATING IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method for handoff of a wireless device, the method comprising:receiving, at a first access node, power reports from multiple wireless devices operating in a coverage area of the first access node, each power report including a current transmit power state of a respective wireless device that is determined based on a maximum allowable transmit power and a number of wireless resources allocated to the respective wireless device;
grouping, at the first access node, the multiple wireless devices into a first and second power classes based on current transmit power states included the received power reports, the first power class having a higher maximum allowable transmit power relative to the second power class;
instructing, by the first access node, the wireless devices of the first power class to report first and second signal indicators, the first signal indicator relating to a signal quality and the second signal indicator relating to a signal strength;
comparing, at the first access node, the reported first signal indicator to a first signal metric;
comparing, at the first access node, the reported second signal indicator to a second signal metric; and
when the first and second signal indicators concurrently meet the first and second signal metrics, respectively, performing a handoff of the wireless devices of the first power class to a second access node.

US Pat. No. 10,142,871

DEVICE, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR OPTIMIZATIONS TO CAMP ONLY MODE

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. A method, comprising:at a device that is configured to establish a first connection to a wireless local area network (WLAN) and configured to establish a second connection to a cellular network:
determining a connectivity status of the device; and
when the connectivity status indicates that the device has established the first connection to the WLAN, utilizing a camp-only mode to monitor the cellular network the camp-only mode reducing a frequency of performing at least one type of operation associated with the cellular network based on the indication that the first connection to the WLAN has been established, the camp-only mode configured to retain a capability of determining whether an emergency message is being broadcast over the cellular network, wherein the at least one type of operation comprises an increase to a paging cycle, the paging cycle defining a time interval in which a page from the cellular network is received.

US Pat. No. 10,142,841

CONFIGURATION FOR MULTI-FACTOR EVENT AUTHORIZATION

Disney Enterprises, Inc.,...

1. A computer program product comprising a non-transitory computer readable storage device having a computer readable program stored thereon, wherein the computer readable program when executed on a computer causes the computer to:receive, at an authorization device, a message from a content server through a network based upon a first factor of authorization being completed by a smart playback device requesting playback of content associated with a user account, the authorization device being a mobile device associated with a user corresponding to the user account, the authorization device being distinct from the smart playback device, the authorization device and the smart playback device being registered with the user account, the first factor of authorization comprising a login credential associated with the user account for the smart playback device, the login credential comprising a username;
receive, at the authorization device, a user input indicating an approval of the requested playback;
send, from the authorization device, a playback authorization message and a third factor of authorization through the network to the content server, the playback authorization message being based upon the approval, the playback authorization message being a second factor of authorization that is at least used by the content server in conjunction with the first factor of authorization and the third factor of authorization to generate a user authentication that is provided to the smart playback device to allow the smart playback device to playback the content, the third factor of authorization comprising a user input associated with a challenge.

US Pat. No. 10,142,793

LOCALIZATION BASED ON MOTION DETECTION OF THE MOBILE DEVICE

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. Apparatus comprising a processor for executing a localization module configured to perform operations of:detecting motion of the mobile device using one or more sensors;
repeatedly executing on one or more processors, a tracking algorithm to track a location of the mobile device based on measurements of beacon signals transmitted between the mobile device and wireless reference nodes of a localization network, wherein the tracking algorithm is configured to estimate a current location of the mobile device by taking into account both a current set of measurements of the beacon signals transmitted between the mobile device and at least some of said reference nodes and one or more past sets of said measurements transmitted between the mobile device and at least some of said reference nodes; and
adapting the tracking algorithm by, in dependence on said detected motion, adapting a relative significance attributed to the one or more sets of past measurements relative to the current set of measurements;
wherein the localization module is further configured to adapt a time-density of one, some or all of said beacon signals in dependence on the detected motion of the mobile device, such that the time-density is increased when the mobile device is detected to exhibit a greater degree of motion.

US Pat. No. 10,142,764

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OVERLAY DISPLAY CONTROL

NHN Entertainment Corpora...

1. A method of providing an overlay display control, the method comprising:transmitting a server signal comprising information about at least a portion of registered applications to an electronic device of a user over a network;
receiving an electronic device signal and verifying information about an application selected at the electronic device from the electronic device signal; and
transmitting an installation file of the selected application to the electronic device,
wherein the installation file comprises a first source code and a second source code,
wherein the electronic device is configured to process a progress of a main service using the first source code in response to an execution of the application, and process a progress of an additional service using the second source code in response to the progress of the main service meeting a preset condition,
wherein, in response to the progress of the additional service, the electronic device is configured to process the progress of the additional service by hooking an input on a user interface displayed on a screen of the electronic device to the first source code using the second source code, and by calling a control function of the first source code preset with the second source code,
wherein the electronic device is configured to display a progress screen of the main service through a first virtual layer using the first source code, and display a progress screen of the additional service through a second virtual layer using the second source code, and
wherein the electronic device is configured to hook an input received on a partial area of the second virtual layer using the second source code, and call a control function associated with the additional service associated with the main service corresponding to the partial area of the second virtual layer using the second source code.

US Pat. No. 10,142,724

SOUND OUTPUT DEVICES

MAKITA CORPORATION, Anjo...

1. A sound output device comprising:a sound output unit configured to output sound to an exterior, wherein the sound output unit comprises a magnet and voice coil;
a battery attachment unit to which an electric tool battery is attached, wherein the battery attachment unit comprises an electrical contact terminal and a female hook formed by recesses for attaching the battery; and
a case configured to support the sound output unit and the battery attachment unit, wherein:
the case includes a first inner wall structure configured to define a first inner space accommodating the sound output unit, and a second inner wall structure configured to define a second inner space different from the first inner space, and the second inner wall structure is configured to resonate the sound output of the sound output unit,
the first inner space and the second inner space are divided from each other by a partition, and
the partition has an elastic partition formed so as to be capable of vibration upon receiving the sound output of the sound output unit.

US Pat. No. 10,142,718

INTEGRATED TEMPERATURE SENSOR IN MICROPHONE PACKAGE

Invensense, Inc., San Jo...

1. A device, comprising:a microphone sensor coupled to a first side of a substrate;
an acoustic port in the substrate that exposes a portion of the microphone sensor; and
a temperature sensor mounted on a second side of the substrate that overlays a portion of the port.

US Pat. No. 10,142,710

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVISION OF A SECOND LINE SERVICE TO A TELECOMMUNICATIONS DEVICE

Movius Interactive Corpor...

1. A method for routing communications between a first station and a second station through a voice channel based communication network, wherein the first station includes a cellular service provider number and a second line service (SLS) number provided to a subscriber for use with the first station, and the second station includes a cellular service provider number, the method comprising the actions of:receiving a communication at a network switch, the communication being sent by an SLS subscriber from the first station and being directed to a network recognizable and dialed number terminable at an SLS platform;
the network switch querying the SLS platform with the dialed number;
receiving at the network switch from the SLS platform an SLS number to be identified as an originating number for the communication and the cellular service provider number associated with the second station as the destination for the communication; and
routing the communication by connecting through a network switch of the first station and a network switch of the second station, a communication channel to the service provider number associated with the second station and populating a Caller Identification (CLID) with the SLS number.

US Pat. No. 10,142,696

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING A VIRTUAL SHARED MEDIA EXPERIENCE

Disney Enterprises, Inc.,...

1. A system comprising:a non-transitory memory storing an executable code; and
a hardware processor executing the executable code to:
establish a viewing group having a plurality of users;
provide an ordered list of a plurality of media contents;
make a first media content in the ordered list of the plurality of media contents available for viewing by each of the plurality of users in the viewing group;
make a second media content in the ordered list of the plurality of media contents unavailable for viewing by each of the plurality of users in the viewing group;
stream the first media content for a first viewing by each of the plurality of users in the viewing group upon a request by each respective one of the plurality of users after making the first media content available;
track a progress of the first viewing of the streamed first media content by each of the plurality of users in the viewing group;
make the second media content in the ordered list of the plurality of media contents available for viewing by each of the plurality of users in the viewing group, based on the tracking and in response to complying with one or more rules related to the progress of the first viewing of the streamed first media content by each of the plurality of users in the viewing group; and
stream the second media content for a second viewing by each of the plurality of users in the viewing group upon another request by each respective one of the plurality of users after making the second media content available based on the tracking the progress of the first viewing;
wherein the one or more rules include a maximum allowed gap between the first media content and the second media content, and wherein the one or more rules are selected by a first user of the plurality of users and agreed upon by the plurality of users.