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. 10,139,938

MOBILE TERMINAL

SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOG...

8. An apparatus, comprising:a touch cover plate;
a touch sensor; and
a sensing identification module arranged beneath the cover plate;
wherein the touch sensor is placed in a side-by-side manner with the sensing identification module, and beneath the touch cover plate;
wherein the touch cover plate comprises a first part and a second part having a thickness less than the first part, and the second part entirely or partially covers the sensing identification module; and
wherein the sensing identification module comprises at least one of a fingerprint identification module, a heartbeat identification module and a blood oxygen identification module.

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. 10,139,802

MONITORING DEVICE, MONITORING METHOD, AND DEVICE FOR CUTTING AND GRINDING DISPLAY SUBSTRATE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A monitoring device for monitoring a process of cutting a display substrate, comprising: an infrared temperature detection module configured to detect a temperature at a contacting position where a cutter wheel is in contact with the display substrate when cutting the display substrate with the cutter wheel, so as to acquire a temperature parameter at the contacting position; anda processing module in communication with the infrared temperature detection module, and configured to generate, based on the temperature parameter, a corresponding control parameter for controlling the process of cutting the display substrate;
wherein the monitoring device further comprises:
a first pressure application unit connected to a first end of a center shaft passing through a center of the cutter wheel;
a second pressure application unit connected to a second end of the center shaft;
a first pressure detection unit configured to detect a pressure at the first end of the center shaft; and
a second pressure detection unit configured to detect a pressure at the second end of the center shaft;
wherein the first end and the second end of the center shaft are located at two sides of the cutter wheel, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,139,793

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING TERMINAL DEVICE THAT REMOTELY OPERATES AIR CONDITIONER

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A method for controlling a terminal device that controls an air conditioner via a network, the terminal device including a computer, a memory, and a display, comprising causing the computer to:acquire information, stored in the memory, on correspondence among a plurality of time zones, and target upper limit temperatures and target lower limit temperatures of the air conditioner that correspond to the respective plurality of time zones, the target upper limit temperatures being upper limit values of recommended preset temperatures of the air conditioner, and the target lower limit temperatures being lower limit values of the recommended preset temperatures of the air conditioner; and
display, on the display, a setting screen that allows a user to set, for each time zone of the plurality of time zones, a preset temperature of the air conditioner within a recommended temperature range between a target upper limit temperature and a target lower limit temperature corresponding to a respective time zone,
wherein the setting screen includes a graph region in which a graph whose first axis corresponds to the plurality of time zones and whose second axis orthogonal to the first axis corresponds to the preset temperatures of the air conditioner is displayed,
wherein the graph region includes, in each time zone of the plurality of time zones, a first temperature region displayed in a first display form, a second temperature region displayed in a second display form, and a symbol indicative of a corresponding preset temperature being displayed in the first temperature region,
wherein the first temperature region indicates the recommended temperature range for a respective time zone that is not less than the target lower limit temperature and not more than the target upper limit temperature for the respective time zone, and the second temperature region being a temperature region other than the first temperature region, and
wherein, when a preset temperature in a target time zone for is adjusted to be outside of a recommended temperature range for the target time zone, preset temperatures for one or more time zones adjacent to the target time zone are adjusted correspondingly such that recommend temperature ranges for the target time zone and the one or more adjacent time zones become modified to keep the adjusted preset temperature for the target time zone and the one or more adjacent time zones within the modified recommended temperature ranges.

US Pat. No. 10,139,792

BUILDING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM WITH HEURISTICS FOR CONFIGURING BUILDING SPACES

Johnson Controls Technolo...

1. A building management system comprising:building equipment located within a building space;
at least one of a building management system (BMS) controller or a client device comprising one or more processing circuits having one or more processors and memory, the one or more processing circuits comprising:
a space controller configured to receive input from the building equipment and provide a control signal to the building equipment;
a floorplan geolocator configured to receive a map providing geolocation data and overlay a building floorplan onto the map;
a space geolocator configured to receive a first input defining a location of the building space relative to the floorplan and determine a geolocation of the building space using the geolocation data;
an equipment geolocator configured to receive a second input defining a location of the building equipment relative to the floorplan and determine a geolocation of the building equipment using the geolocation data; and
a parent space detector configured to use geometric heuristics and the geolocations of the building space and the building equipment to identify a spatial relationship between the building space and the building equipment;
wherein the space controller is configured to use the spatial relationship between the building space and the building equipment to generate the control signal provided to the building equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,139,769

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND PROGRAM WITH TWO SNAPSHOT ACQUISITION PROCESSES

Konica Minolta, Inc., Ch...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:a nonvolatile storage device configured to store save target information related to the image forming apparatus as snapshot data in a power supply continuing period from a time of a power-off operation to a time of interruption of power supply; and
a hardware processor configured to reduce a start-up time by means of the snapshot data upon the next power-on operation being performed after the power-off operation, and accordingly start up the image forming apparatus fast, wherein
the hardware processor
upon the power-off operation being performed in a first working state of the image forming apparatus, executes a first snapshot acquisition process of storing save target information related to a first device group of the image forming apparatus as the snapshot data in the storage device, and
upon the power-off operation being performed in a second working state where power consumption is less than the first working state due to the halt of two or more devices in the first device group, after an initialization process is executed on some of the two or more devices halting at the time of the power-off operation, executes a second snapshot acquisition process of storing save target information related to a second device group narrowed down from the first device group, the second device group including some devices from the first device group and excluding the some of the two or more devices halting at the time of the power-off operation, as the snapshot data in the storage device.

US Pat. No. 10,139,741

CHARGE TRANSPORT SUBSTANCE, ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC PHOTORECEPTOR, ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC PHOTORECEPTOR CARTRIDGE, AND IMAGE-FORMING APPARATUS

Mitsubishi Chemical Corpo...

1. An electrophotographic photoreceptor comprising:a conductive support; and
at least a photosensitive layer formed over the support, wherein the photosensitive layer comprises:
a positional-isomer mixture consisting of isomers each represented by formula (2); and
oxytitanium phthalocyanine having a crystal form which, when examined by X-ray powder diffractometry using a CuK? characteristic X-ray line, gives a spectrum which shows diffraction peaks at Bragg angles (2?±0.2°) of at least 24.1° and 27.2:

wherein R9 and R10 each independently represent an alkyl group, and R11 to R17 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an aryl group, or an alkoxy group, and n2 represents an integer of 2-5, and 1 and m each independently represent an integer of 1-5, and
wherein the isomers are two or more positional isomers selected from the group consisting of:
an isomer in which a substitution position of —OR9 is the ortho position and a substitution position of —OR10 is the ortho position, with respect to the styryl group in formula (2);
an isomer in which a substitution position of —OR9 is the ortho position and a substitution position of —OR10 is the para position, with respect to the styryl group in formula (2); and
an isomer in which a substitution position of —OR9 is the para position and a substitution position of —OR10 is the para position, with respect to the styryl group in formula (2).

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. 10,139,720

PROJECTION SYSTEM AND PROJECTION SCREEN SUPPORTING DEVICE

Hisense Co., Ltd., Qingd...

1. A projection system comprising a projection screen, a projection device and a projection screen supporting device, the projection screen supporting device including a bracket body, a supporting assembly and a projection screen hanging assembly, the projection screen installed on the bracket body of the projection screen supporting device,wherein the bracket body of the projection screen supporting device comprises a first standing pole and a second standing pole, both of which are arranged substantially parallel to each other,
wherein the supporting assembly of the projection screen supporting device is fixed on the bracket body to support the bracket body,
wherein the projection screen hanging assembly of the projection screen supporting device is arranged on the bracket body, at an adjustable position in the direction in which the first standing pole and the second standing pole extend, to hang a projection screen on the bracket body,
wherein the projection screen hanging assembly comprises a first hanging piece, a second hanging piece, a third hanging piece and a fourth hanging piece,
wherein the first hanging piece and the second hanging piece of the projection screen hanging assembly are slidably installed on the first standing pole in the direction in which the first standing pole extends, and the first hanging piece is located between the second hanging piece and a top end of the first standing pole,
wherein the third hanging piece and the fourth hanging piece of the projection screen hanging assembly are slidably installed on the second standing pole in the direction in which the second standing pole extends, and the third hanging piece is located between the fourth hanging piece and a top end of the second standing pole,
wherein a guide groove, extending in the direction in which the first standing pole extends, is arranged on the first standing pole, and a guide groove, extending in the direction in which the second standing pole extends, is arranged on the second standing pole,
wherein the first hanging piece, the second hanging piece, the third hanging piece, and the fourth hanging piece of the projection screen hanging assembly each comprises a slider and a connection piece removably installed on the slider,
wherein in the first hanging piece and the second hanging piece, the slider is slidably engaged with the guide groove of the first standing pole, and the slider is locked on the first standing pole when the connection piece is installed on the slide, and
wherein in the third hanging piece and the fourth hanging piece, the slider is slidably engaged with the guide groove of the second standing pole, and the slider is locked on the second standing pole when the connection piece is installed on the slider.

US Pat. No. 10,139,707

CAMERA BRACKET

TRW AUTOMOTIVE U.S. LLC, ...

1. An apparatus for securing a camera housing having a central front-to-rear axis to a windshield comprising:a bracket having a central front-to-rear axis and extending from a first end to a second end, a plurality of centering members on the first end of the bracket being configured to engage the camera housing to align the central axis of the camera housing with the central axis of the bracket, at least one of the plurality of centering members and at least one other of the plurality of centering members being arranged on opposite sides of the central front-to-rear axis of the bracket, a plurality of locking members on the second end of the bracket being configured to form a snap-fit connection with the camera housing to fasten the bracket to the camera housing, the locking members being positioned on opposite sides of the central axis of the bracket with at least one locking member extending at an angle less than 90° to the central axis of the bracket.

US Pat. No. 10,139,684

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS HAVING ELECTRODES WITH OPENINGS THEREIN

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. A display device, comprising:a first substrate and a second substrate, the first substrate including:
a data line and a scanning line arranged intersecting with each other;
a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix, each of which includes a switching element that is electrically connected to the data line and the scanning line;
a first electrode that is electrically connected to the switching element; and
a second electrode that overlaps the first electrode; and
a liquid crystal layer that is held between the first substrate and the second substrate;
wherein the liquid crystal layer is controlled by an electric field between the first electrode and the second electrode,
wherein the second electrode includes a plurality of openings that extend in parallel with each other,
wherein an extending direction of the openings is parallel to the data line and an alignment direction of the openings is parallel to the scanning line,
wherein each of the openings has a constant width and extends in a straight line,
wherein the openings include:
outermost openings that are positioned on an outermost side in the alignment direction in a region corresponding to a pixel, each of the outermost openings having a first width; and
middle openings that are the openings other than the outermost openings, each of the middle openings having a second width,
wherein the first width is smaller than the second width at the same corresponding position in the extending direction, and
wherein one side of the first electrode extending in the extending direction is positioned on an outer side in the alignment direction relative to one side of one of the outermost openings, which extends in the extending direction and is parallel and adjacent to the one side of the first electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,139,680

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING DISPLAY PANEL, DISPLAY PANEL, AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A method of manufacturing a display panel, comprising:forming an alignment film over an entire surface of an array substrate motherboard, wherein the array substrate motherboard comprises at least one array substrate provided with a pad area on each of the array substrate;
cell-assembling the array substrate motherboard with a color filter substrate motherboard to form a display panel motherboard, wherein the color filter substrate motherboard comprises at least one color filter substrate corresponding to the array substrate on the array substrate motherboard;
cutting the display panel motherboard to obtain at least one display panel, wherein the display panel comprises the array substrate and the color filter substrate, and the pad area of the array substrate is exposed from the color filter substrate; and
removing the alignment film on the pad area.

US Pat. No. 10,139,677

BACKLIGHT MODULE

FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.,...

1. A backlight module comprising:at least one light source that emits light;
a light reflecting member arranged to reflect the light emitted from the light source, the light reflecting member including
a center reflecting part with a rectangular shape having two first opposite side portions and two second opposite side portions,
four peripheral reflecting parts each having a trapezoidal shape with a lower base and an upper base that is longer than the lower base, the lower bases being connected to the first and second opposite side portions of the center reflecting part, respectively, the peripheral reflecting parts extending from the first and second opposite side portions of the center reflecting part, respectively,
extension parts extending from the upper bases of the peripheral reflecting parts, respectively, with the light reflecting member being integrally formed as a one-piece, unitary member;
an optical sheet disposed on the light reflecting member; and
a cabinet including a bottom part, two first side parts and two second side parts, the first and second side parts extending frontward from peripheral portions of the bottom part, respectively, with the first and second side parts defining an interior of the cabinet therebetween and including first and second peripheral edges, respectively, that define an opening of the cabinet,
while the light reflecting member is attached to the cabinet, the center reflecting part and the peripheral reflecting parts being disposed within the interior of the cabinet, the peripheral reflecting parts being slanted with respect to the center reflecting part, respectively, and the peripheral reflecting parts extending in an opening direction of the cabinet and outward from the first and second opposite side portions of the center reflecting part, respectively,
the extension parts being supported on the first and second side parts,
the optical sheet directly contacting with the extension parts in a direction perpendicular to the center reflecting part at a location outside the interior of the cabinet on an opposite side of the opening with respect to the bottom part of the cabinet,
side end portions of an adjacent pair of the peripheral reflecting parts abutting against each other to form a corner section of the light reflecting member at a corner portion of the center reflecting part while the light reflecting member is attached to the cabinet, and
the side end portions of the adjacent pair of the peripheral reflecting parts defining an abutment interface while the light reflecting member is attached to the cabinet, the abutment interface extending from the corner portion of the center reflecting part in a direction that intersects with a diagonal of the center reflecting part that extends through the corner portion of the center reflecting part as viewed in the direction perpendicular to the center reflecting part.

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. 10,139,624

HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAY, CONTROL DEVICE, AND CONTROL METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A head mounted display, comprising:a main body;
a fixing element that supports the main body on a head of a wearer; and
circuitry configured to:
control a display unit to display an image to the wearer; and
notify, information that the wearer is in a visually recognizing state to a person other than the wearer, by a plurality of light emitting elements of the head mounted display,
wherein the plurality of light emitting elements include a plurality of lamps, and
wherein the information is notified based on at least one of a number of the plurality of lamps or an amount of light emitted from each of the plurality of lamps.

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. 10,139,601

THIN TELEPHOTO LENS AND IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A telephoto lens comprising a first lens group, the first lens group comprising:a first lens element comprising:
an object side lens surface facing an object side; and
an image side lens surface facing an image side; and
a prism configured to bend an optical path within the first lens element,
wherein the first lens element and the prism are formed as a single body,
wherein an inclined surface of the prism is provided between the object side lens surface and the image side lens surface, and
wherein the following relationship is satisfied:
1.3?L1/Li,
where L1 corresponds to a length of an optical path from the object side lens surface to the image side lens surface of the first lens element along an optical axis of the first lens group and Li corresponds to a length of an optical path between an optical element provided closest to an image plane and the image plane along the optical axis.

US Pat. No. 10,139,596

OPTICAL LENS SET

Genius Electronic Optical...

1. An optical imaging lens set, from an object side toward an image side in order along an optical axis comprising: a first lens element, a second lens element, a third lens element, a fourth lens element, a fifth lens element and a sixth lens element, said first lens element to said sixth lens element each having an object-side surface facing toward the object side as well as an image-side surface facing toward the image side, wherein:no air gap between said first lens element and said second lens element;
said third lens element has an object-side surface with a concave portion in a vicinity of said optical axis; and
said sixth lens element has an image-side surface with a convex portion in a vicinity of its periphery;the optical imaging lens set exclusively has six lens elements with refractive power, EFL is an effective focal length of the optical imaging lens set, BFL is a distance between said image-side surface of said sixth lens element and an image plane along said optical axis, an air gap G23 is between said second lens element and said third lens element along said optical axis, ?3 is an Abbe number of said third lens element and ?5 is an Abbe number of said fifth lens element to satisfy |?3??5|?25, EFL/BFL?4.9, and EFL/G23?8.7.

US Pat. No. 10,139,576

OPTICAL CONNECTOR

HARTING ELECTRONICS GMBH,...

1. An optical fiber cable plug-in connector, having a first plug part and a second plug part which can be latched to said first plug part,wherein the optical plug-in connector has, along a plug axis (A), a plug-in region in a front region and a connection region in a rear region,
wherein an optical lens, a first guide and also a second guide are formed in the plug-in region, wherein a cable guide and at least one clamping arm with a clamp are formed in the connection region,
wherein the first guide and the second guide are oriented in parallel and are arranged at an angle (?) of greater than 0° in relation to the plug axis (A), and
wherein the clamp is adapted to act on an optical fiber cable in the cable guide.

US Pat. No. 10,139,570

ADAPTER FOR FIBER OPTIC MODULE

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. An adapter structure for use with a fiber optic module that is configured to be slidably inserted into a first type of telecommunications chassis, the adapter structure comprising:a body configured to be mounted to the fiber optic module, wherein the body of the adapter structure is configured for mounting the fiber optic module to a second type of telecommunications chassis that is different than the first type of telecommunications chassis, wherein the fiber optic module is not configured to be mounted to the second type of telecommunications chassis without the use of the adapter structure, the adapter structure including at least one fiber optic connector protruding outwardly from the body, the at least one fiber optic connector configured to be optically connected to fiber optic equipment of the fiber optic module through a first fiber optic cable, wherein the body of the adapter structure also includes a fiber optic adapter for receiving a second fiber optic connector protruding outwardly from the fiber optic module when the body is mounted on the fiber optic module, wherein the second fiber optic connector of the fiber optic module is optically connected to the fiber optic equipment of the fiber optic module, wherein the fiber optic adapter is configured such that, when the body is mounted on the fiber optic module, the at least one fiber optic connector protruding outwardly from the body is optically connected with the second fiber optic connector through the fiber optic adapter, wherein the at least one connector protruding outwardly from the body defines a terminated end of the first fiber optic cable, and an opposing end of the first fiber optic cable defines a third fiber optic connector that engages the fiber optic adapter located on the body of the adapter structure and that is configured to be connected to the second fiber optic connector of the fiber optic module through the fiber optic adapter for establishing an optical connection between the at least one fiber optic connector protruding outwardly from the body and the fiber optic equipment of the fiber optic module when the body is mounted on the fiber optic module.

US Pat. No. 10,139,567

DEMATABLE EXPANDED BEAM FIBER OPTIC CONNECTOR

The United States of Amer...

1. A dematable expanded beam fiber optic connector comprising:a pin housing including a pin plane;
a receptacle housing including a receptacle plane;
a non-spring loaded pin lens sleeve assembly extending from the pin housing and partially disposed within the pin housing and communicating with a board connector, the non-spring loaded pin lens sleeve assembly comprising a pin sleeve expanded beam lens terminus for optical communication;
a slidable spring loaded receptacle lens assembly disposed within the receptacle housing, and comprising a receptacle expanded beam lens terminus containing a lens for relaying a collimated beam of light between the pin sleeve expanded beam lens terminus and the receptacle expanded beam lens terminus, the slidable spring loaded receptacle lens assembly includes a receptacle spring for applying force such that the slidable spring loaded receptacle lens assembly is flush with the receptacle plane when not in use, the slidable spring loaded receptacle lens assembly can optically communicate with the non-spring loaded pin lens sleeve assembly such that when the non-spring loaded pin lens sleeve assembly is mated to the slidable spring loaded receptacle lens assembly, the receptacle spring compresses and allows protected optical communication between the receptacle expanded beam lens terminus and the pin sleeve expanded beam lens terminus, causing the slidable spring loaded receptacle lens assembly to communicate with a fiber optic ferrule assembly that communicates with end nodes of an optical back plane, the fiber optic ferrule assembly which includes a fiber optic ferrule assembly spring to provide physical contact force between the fiber optic ferrule assembly and the slidable spring loaded receptacle lens assembly;
a receptacle lens assembly holder, wherein the slidable spring loaded receptacle lens assembly is disposed within the receptacle lens assembly holder; and,
a holder spring far applying force such that the receptacle lens assembly holder is flush with the receptacle plane and the slidable spring loaded receptacle lens assembly when the dematable expanded beam fiber optic connector is not in use.

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. 10,139,561

LOW-LOSS AND LOW-BEND-LOSS OPTICAL FIBER

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A single-mode optical fiber comprising:a central core region having a radius r1 and relative refractive index with a maximum value of ?1max and a core alpha greater than 1 and less than 10, and a GeO2 dopant concentration of greater than 1 wt. % and less than or equal to 5 wt. %;
an inner cladding region immediately surrounding the central core region and having an outer radius r2>9 microns and a relative refractive index ?2 where ?2 is less than ?0.15%;
an outer cladding region immediately surrounding the inner cladding region and having a refractive index ?3;
wherein ?1>?3>?2, and the wherein difference ?3??2>0.005%; and
wherein the inner cladding includes fluorine having a concentration of greater than or equal to 0.5 wt. % and the outer cladding region is updoped with respect to inner cladding region.

US Pat. No. 10,139,538

WIRE GRID POLARIZER WITH HIGH REFLECTIVITY ON BOTH SIDES

Moxtek, Inc., Orem, UT (...

1. A wire grid polarizer (WGP) comprising:a transparent substrate having a first side, and a second side opposite of the first side;
an array of wires located over the first side of the transparent substrate, with channels between adjacent wires;
each of the wires including a stack of layers comprising the following layers in the following order: a first transparent layer located closest to the transparent substrate, a second transparent layer, a reflective layer, a third transparent layer, and a fourth transparent layer located farthest from the transparent substrate;
a material composition of the first transparent layer being the same as a material composition of the fourth transparent layer; and
a material composition of the second transparent layer being the same as a material composition of the third transparent layer, but different from the material composition of the first transparent layer and the fourth transparent layer.

US Pat. No. 10,139,537

MULTIPLE-STACK WIRE GRID POLARIZER

Moxtek, Inc., Orem, UT (...

1. A wire grid polarizer (WGP) comprising:a substrate having a first side, having a second side opposite of the first side, and being transparent;
a first array of wires, defining a first array, located over the first side of the substrate with a proximal end closer to the substrate and a distal end farther from the substrate, the first array being parallel and elongated, with channels between adjacent wires;
a first thin film located at the distal end of the first array and being transparent;
a second array of wires, defining a second array, located over the first thin film with a proximal end closer to the first thin film and a distal end farther from the first thin film, the second array being parallel and elongated, with channels between adjacent wires;
a second thin film located at the distal end of the second array and being transparent; and
an aspect ratio being greater than 5, where aspect ratio=T/W, T is a sum of a thickness of wires of the first array plus a thickness of wires of the second array, and W is a maximum width of wires of the first array and of the second array.

US Pat. No. 10,139,536

EMBEDDED WIRE GRID POLARIZER WITH HIGH REFLECTIVITY ON BOTH SIDES

Moxtek, Inc., Orem, UT (...

1. A wire grid polarizer (WGP) comprising:a transparent substrate having a first side, and a second side opposite of the first side;
an array of wires located over the first side of the transparent substrate with channels between adjacent wires;
a first pair of thin-film layers: located between the array of wires and the transparent substrate; being continuous and spanning the channels; and including a first transparent layer located closer to the transparent substrate and a second transparent layer located closer to the array of wires;
a second pair of thin-film layers: located at an opposite side of the array of wires from the transparent substrate; being continuous and spanning the channels; and including a third transparent layer located closer to the array of wires and a fourth transparent layer located farther from the array of wires; and
for a wavelength range of at least 100 nm in a visible spectrum of light: an index of refraction of the first transparent layer (n1) is greater than an index of refraction of the second transparent layer (n2); and an index of refraction of the fourth transparent layer (n4) is greater than an index of refraction of the third transparent layer (n3).

US Pat. No. 10,139,533

CIRCULAR POLARIZING FILTER AND APPLICATION THEREOF

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A circular polarizing filter for selectively transmitting circularly polarized light of any one sense of either right-handed circularly polarized light or left-handed circularly polarized light at a specific wavelength, the filter comprising:a circularly-polarized light separating layer which selectively transmits circularly polarized light of any one sense of either right-handed circularly polarized light or left-handed circularly polarized light, and selectively reflects circularly polarized light of the other sense at the specific wavelength,
wherein the circularly-polarized light separating layer includes a reflected light-scattering circularly-polarized light separating layer,
the reflected light-scattering circularly-polarized light separating layer is composed of a layer having a cholesteric liquid crystalline phase fixed therein, and
a ratio of scattering transmittance to vertical transmittance when circularly polarized light of such a sense as to be selectively transmitted at the specific wavelength enters from any one surface is less than a ratio of scattering reflectance to regular reflectance when circularly polarized light of the other sense enters from the surface at the specific wavelength in the circular polarizing filter,
wherein the ratio of scattering reflectance to regular reflectance when circularly polarized light of the other sense enters from the surface at the specific wavelength is 2.0 to 7.5.

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. 10,139,511

STAGGERED SOURCE ARRAY CONFIGURATION SYSTEM AND METHOD

CGG SERVICES SAS, Massy ...

1. A marine seismic acquisition system comprising:a first vessel that follows an inline direction (X);
a first source array (S1) configured to generate first seismic waves; and
a second source array (S2) configured to generate second seismic waves,
wherein
the first and second source arrays are towed by the first vessel parallel to and on either side of the inline direction (X),
a first inline distance (d) between (i) a first center of source (CS1) of the first source array (S1) and (ii) a second center of source (CS2) of the second source array (S2) is different from zero, and
a cross-line distance (L) between the first center of source and the second center of source, along a cross-line direction (Y) perpendicular to the inline direction, is different from zero.

US Pat. No. 10,139,507

SEISMIC STRATIGRAPHIC SURFACE CLASSIFICATION

ExxonMobil Upstream Resea...

1. A method to classify one or more seismic surfaces or surface patches based on measurements from seismic data, comprising:obtaining, by a computer, a training set including a plurality of previously obtained and labeled seismic surfaces or surface patches and one or more training seismic attributes measured or calculated at, above, and/or below the seismic surfaces;
obtaining, by the computer, one or more unclassified seismic surfaces or surface patches and one or more seismic attributes measured or calculated at, above, and/or below the unclassified seismic surfaces, wherein the one or more seismic attributes includes a single boundary measure of attribute contrast above and below a seismic surface or surface patch of the plurality of previously obtained and labeled seismic surfaces or surface patches, such that the single boundary measure represents the collapsing of stratigraphically diagnostic seismic facies information into said single boundary measure;
learning, by the computer, a classification model from the previously obtained and labeled seismic surfaces or surface patches and the one or more training seismic attributes, wherein the classification model is based at least in part on the single boundary measure of attribute contrast; and
classifying, by the computer, the unclassified seismic surfaces or surface patches based on the application of the classification model to the unclassified seismic surfaces or surface patches.

US Pat. No. 10,139,494

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MEASURING POSITION INFORMATION OF ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A portable communication device comprising:a global navigation satellite system (GNSS) module;
one or more sensors; and
a processor adapted to:
identify, using the GNSS module, a first position of the portable communication device,
in response to identifying the first position using the GNSS module, inactivate the GNSS module and detect, using at least one sensor of the one or more sensors, a motion or a direction of the portable communication device, and
adjust a duty cycle to be used for the GNSS module to update a position for the portable communication device from the first position to a second position, the adjusting based at least in part on the motion or the direction of the portable communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,139,488

MEASUREMENT APPARATUS, MEASUREMENT SYSTEM, PROGRAM AND CONTROL METHOD

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A measurement apparatus which is installed in an underwater vehicle, comprising:a receiving antenna which receives an electromagnetic wave signal, which is outputted by a signal outputting apparatus into a water with a first frequency, in the water;
a hydrophone which receives a sound signal, which is outputted by the signal outputting apparatus into the water with a second frequency, in the water; and
at least one hardware processor configured to:
calculate a frequency of the electromagnetic wave signal which is received by the receiving antenna, and a frequency of the sound signal which is received by the hydrophone; and
calculate a relative speed of the underwater vehicle on a basis of a relation between the first frequency and the second frequency, and on a basis of the frequencies of the electromagnetic wave signal and the sound signal which are calculated.

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. 10,139,466

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SIMULTANEOUS MAGNETIC RESONANCE ELASTOGRAPHY AND WATER-FAT IMAGING

Mayo Foundation for Medic...

1. A method for multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (“MRI”) using an MRI system, the steps of the method comprising:(a) acquiring motion-encoded data from a subject with the MRI system by sampling a plurality of different echo signals each formed at a different echo time in a single repetition time period, each echo signal being encoded for motion along at least one of a different motion-encoding direction or a different phase offset than the other echo signals by applying a different motion-encoding gradient before each echo signal is sampled;
(b) extracting motion-induced phase information from the acquired motion-encoded data;
(c) generating stiffness maps based on the extracted motion-induced phase information;
(d) producing phase-demodulated data by demodulating the motion-induced phase information from the acquired motion-encoded data; and
(e) generating from the phase-demodulated data, a water image that depicts water spins and a fat image that depicts fat spins.

US Pat. No. 10,139,403

MANIPULATION OF BEADS IN DROPLETS AND METHODS FOR MANIPULATING DROPLETS

ADVANCED LIQUID LOGIC, IN...

1. A method of manipulating a droplet comprising magnetically responsive beads within a droplet actuator, the method comprising:(a) providing a droplet actuator, comprising:
(i) a plurality of droplet operations electrodes configured to transport the droplet; and
(ii) a magnetic field present at a portion of the plurality of droplet operations electrodes; and
(b) positioning a magnetic shielding material in the droplet actuator to selectively minimize the magnetic field.

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. 10,139,369

MASS SPECTROMETER

Hitachi High-Technologies...

1. A mass spectrometer device comprising:an ion source;
an ion mobility separation unit;
a mass spectrometer;
a first flow passageway for causing ions from the ion source to be introduced into the mass spectrometer by passing through the ion mobility separation unit;
a second flow passageway for causing the ions from the ion source to be introduced into the mass spectrometer without passing through the ion mobility separation unit; and
a blocking mechanism for selectively blocking the passage of the ions from the ion source through the first flow passageway or the second flow passageway,
wherein an introduction opening of the first flow passageway and an introduction opening of the second flow passageway are disposed at equivalent distances from the ion source.

US Pat. No. 10,139,348

LIGHTGUIDE AGGREGATE INSPECTION DEVICE AND INSPECTION METHOD OF THE SAME

UNIVERSAL BIO RESEARCH CO...

1. A lightguide aggregate inspection device comprising:a reaction spot array including multiple reaction spot array elements having at least one reaction spot in which reaction related to inspection is performed, and which is provided at a predefined different position identifiable from an outside;
a light-receiving element array having a light-receiving surface provided with multiple light-receiving regions each having at least one light-receiving element corresponding to each of the reaction spot array elements, and receiving light obtained based on an optical state that can result from reaction in each of the reaction spots;
multiple lightguide paths provided to correspond to the reaction spot array elements, and each having a measurement end provided to be close to or in contact with, or to be movable close to or into contact with 1 of the reaction spots, and a connection end provided to be close to or in contact with the light-receiving region;
a digital data conversion unit configured to sequentially convert multiple image region data sequentially obtained, at a prescribed period, from the light-receiving elements corresponding to the light-receiving regions, into digital data to obtain multiple digital data for each of the light-receiving regions;
a storage means configured to sequentially store the digital data; and
an analysis means configured to analyze a temporal change in an optical state of each reaction spot array element, based on the digital data, and concurrently perforin inspection for each reaction spot array element.

US Pat. No. 10,139,324

AUTOMATIC TRANSVERSE STRAIN EXTENSOMETER ARCHITECTURE

ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.,...

1. A transverse strain extensometer, comprising:a first sensor arm and a second sensor arm, the first and second sensor arms being opposed to each other;
the first sensor arm including a first sensor edge;
the second sensor arm including a second sensor edge;
the first sensor arm moving in concert with a first carriage assembly, the first carriage assembly mounted in a sliding configuration;
the second sensor arm moving in concert with a second carriage assembly, the second carriage assembly being mounted in a sliding configuration;
the first and second carriage assemblies being responsive to a synchronizing device wherein, as the first and second sensor arms separate from each other, the first carriage moves in a first direction and the second carriage assembly moves in a second direction, the second direction being opposite from the first direction;
the first carriage assembly including a reading device for reading a relative position of the second carriage assembly with respect to the first carriage assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,139,284

TEMPERATURE DISTRIBUTION MEASURING APPARATUS AND METHOD

KOREA BASIC SCIENCE INSTI...

1. A temperature distribution measuring apparatus comprising:a collector configured to collect a reflection signal having a reflectivity varying based on a bias signal applied to a sample;
a detector configured to detect, from the reflection signal, a signal of interest reflected from a region of interest of the sample; and
a controller configured to convert the signal of interest into a frequency domain signal, calculate a relative amount of change in reflectivity of the sample using a frequency component of the bias signal and a direct current component extracted based on a filtering of the frequency domain signal, and acquire a thermal image of the sample based on the relative amount of change in reflectivity.

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. 10,139,126

AIRBORNE NOISE REDUCTION SYSTEM AND METHOD

University of Dammam, Da...

1. An airborne noise reduction device, comprising:a fixed-volume container having a top side and a bottom side, two opposing flat ends, and two opposing symmetrical outwardly-extending non-flat sides;
an inlet port located on the bottom side and configured to face into a first room;
an outlet port located on the top side and configured to face into a return air system;
a diverter within an inside chamber centrally mounted to the two opposing flat ends of the fixed-volume container, wherein a diameter of the diverter is greater than a diameter of the top side and greater than a diameter of the bottom side, and wherein the diverter extends into the two opposing symmetrical outwardly-extending non-fiat sides; and
acoustic insulative material affixed to surfaces of the two opposing flat ends, the two opposing symmetrical non-flat sides, and the diverter within the inside chamber,
wherein a combination of a geometry of the fixed-volume container and an absorption coefficient of the acoustic insulative material is configured to reduce an apparent sound index value of a sound source emanating from a second room connected to the return air system and received into the first room.

US Pat. No. 10,139,110

BEARING ELEMENT TO CUSHION AXIAL DISPLACEMENTS OF A SLIDING TRAVERSE OF AN INJECTION SYSTEM FOR A TURBOMACHINE

SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES, ...

1. An arrangement for a turbomachine combustion chamber, comprising:a fuel injector nozzle comprising an outer connection surface,
an injection system for a turbomachine, extending substantially longitudinally along an injection system axis and comprising:
a sliding traverse comprising a centring portion configured to house the injector nozzle, the centring portion comprising an internal centring surface configured to be in mechanical contact with the outer connection surface,
a supporting sole rigidly axially connected to the centring portion and protruding from the centring portion,
means for maintaining the sliding traverse which are delimiting between them a housing space for the supporting sole, wherein the means for maintaining the sliding traverse comprises a housing edge,
wherein the arrangement comprises means for recalling the sliding traverse, wherein the means for recalling includes at least one elastic element located in the housing space for the supporting sole,
wherein the elastic element is configured to cushion the axial displacements of the supporting sole relatively to the means for maintaining the sliding traverse, wherein the means for recalling the sliding traverse is configured to axially stress the supporting sole against axial displacements in the downstream direction of the sliding traverse relatively to the means for maintaining the sliding traverse,
wherein the outer connection surface and/or at least one portion of the internal centring surface narrows in the downstream direction, in such a way as to retain the injector nozzle relatively to the sliding traverse axially in the downstream direction, and
wherein the housing space is closed upstream by a closing element configured to retain the supporting sole axially in the housing space, further wherein the closing element is spaced from the supporting sole.

US Pat. No. 10,139,108

D5/D5A DF-42 INTEGRATED EXIT CONE AND SPLASH PLATE

SIEMENS ENERGY, INC., Or...

1. A combustor basket assembly for a combustor in a gas turbine engine, said combustor basket assembly comprising a combustor basket including a basket liner having an input end and an output end through which a hot working gas exits the combustor basket, said combustor basket further including a single piece member affixed to the output end of the basket liner, said single piece member including a base portion, a splash plate portion integral with the base portion and an exit cone portion integral with the base portion, where the hot working gas exits the combustor basket through the exit cone portion,wherein the splash plate portion extends from an aft end of the base portion and the exit cone portion extends at an angle from the aft end of the base portion so as to define an annular channel between the splash plate portion and the exit cone portion,
wherein the base portion includes a cooling air chamber that receives a cooling air flow, the splash plate portion includes a first plurality of cooling air feed holes that are in fluid communication with the cooling air chamber and receive a first portion of cooling air therefrom, and the exit cone portion includes a second plurality of cooling air feed holes that are in fluid communication with the cooling air chamber and receive a second portion of cooling air therefrom, the cooling air flow from the cooling air chamber is split into the first plurality of cooling air feed holes and the second plurality of cooling air feed holes so that the first portion of cooling air and the second portion of cooling air flow in parallel.

US Pat. No. 10,139,086

LIGHT FIXTURE HAVING RETRACTABLE FRONT PANEL SURFACE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A light fixture configured to be embedded in a surface, the light fixture comprising:a light source;
a front panel located in front of the light source;
a frame in contact with a front panel surface of the front panel;
a pressure mechanism configured to press the front panel surface against the frame; and
a fixing piece provided at a position opposite to the front panel on a base surface side opposite to a front surface side on which the front panel surface is exposed, the fixing piece extending outward from the base surface side to fix the frame to an external structure,
wherein the pressure mechanism is retractable by a distance greater than a thickness of the front panel when a pushing force is applied to the front panel surface, and
the front panel is movable in a direction perpendicular to a retractable direction of the pressure mechanism when the pressure mechanism is retracted.

US Pat. No. 10,138,984

PLANETARY GEAR TRAIN OF VEHICLE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A planetary gear train of an automatic transmission for a vehicle comprising:an input shaft for receiving torque of an engine;
an output shaft for outputting torque;
a first planetary gear set including first, second and third rotation elements;
a second planetary gear set including fourth, fifth and sixth rotation elements;
a third planetary gear set including seventh, eighth and ninth rotation elements;
a fourth planetary gear set including tenth, eleventh and twelfth rotation elements;
a first shaft connecting the first rotation element to the tenth rotation element;
a second shaft connected to the second rotation element and directly connected to the input shaft;
a third shaft connecting the third rotation element to the fourth rotation element;
a fourth shaft connected to the fifth rotation element;
a fifth shaft connecting the sixth rotation element to the seventh rotation element and selectively connected to the input shaft or the third shaft;
a sixth shaft connecting the eighth rotation element to the twelfth rotation element;
a seventh shaft connected to the ninth rotation element; and
an eighth shaft connected to the eleventh rotation element, selectively connected to the fourth shaft and directly connected to the output shaft,
wherein the first shaft and the seventh shaft are selectively connected to a transmission housing,
wherein each of the first, second, third, and fourth planetary gear sets is a single pinion planetary gear set, and
wherein the first, second, third and fourth planetary gear sets are disposed in a sequence of the third, second, first and fourth planetary gear sets from an engine side.

US Pat. No. 10,138,971

DISPENSING PUMP WITH POLYMER COMPRESSION SPRING ASSEMBY

Silgan Dispensing Systems...

1. A dispensing pump comprising:a pump base;
a dispensing head including a piston stem which is axially guided within the pump base; and
a compression spring assembly comprising:
a slotted tubular spring element formed from a tensile polymer material;
a first loading cone received at a first end of said slotted tubular spring element, said first loading cone being fixed relative to said pump base; and
a second loading cone received at said second end of said slotted tubular spring element, said second loading cone being movable relative to said pump base,
said tubular spring element being received coaxially about the piston stem between said first and second loading cones,
said second loading cone being axially compressible with said piston stem toward the first loading cone and within said slotted tubular spring element,
whereby said slotted tubular spring element radially expands in tension to create an opposing axial extension spring force.

US Pat. No. 10,138,965

DISK BRAKE

HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM...

1. A disk brake comprising:a motor configured to activate a rotation-linear motion conversion mechanism contained in a caliper to displace a piston; and
a housing attached to the caliper and containing the motor therein, the housing also including an opening portion closed by a cover member,
wherein a distal end of a connector terminal is disposed in the housing, the connector terminal having a flat plate surface and including the distal end that extends from the motor toward the opening portion,
wherein a wiring that connects this connector terminal and the motor is provided,
wherein a joining terminal joined to the connector terminal is provided at one end of the wiring, and
wherein this joining terminal includes
a fixation portion to which the one end of the wiring is fixed,
a contact surface portion that extends from this fixation portion and that faces the flat plate surface of the connector terminal,
a biasing portion that extends from a side of the contact surface portion to a back surface of the flat plate surface of the connector terminal, the biasing portion being configured to bias the contact surface portion toward this flat surface portion so as to bring the contact surface portion into close contact with the flat plate surface of the connector terminal,
a protruding portion provided at a position of the contact surface portion that is separated from this biasing portion, the protruding portion being disposed in such a manner that an end of the opening portion side of the connector terminal and an end of the opening portion side of the contact surface portion are in alignment with each other when the protruding portion is in abutment with the connector terminal, and
a welded portion formed so as to extend over the end of the opening portion side of the connector terminal and the end of the opening portion side of the contact surface portion,
wherein the protruding portion is disposed at a distal end side of the connector terminal with respect to the biasing portion.

US Pat. No. 10,138,962

DISC BRAKE AND BRAKE PAD SET FOR A DISC BRAKE

KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer...

1. A sliding-caliper disk brake, comprising:an application-side brake pad and a reaction-side brake pad;
a fixed brake carrier including two pairs of carrier horns, a reaction-side one of the pairs of carrier horns being configured to abut respective lateral sides of a reaction-side brake pad and an application-side one of the pairs of carrier horns being configured to abut respective lateral sides of an application-side brake pad, and two hub arches, a reaction-side one of the hub arches extending between the reaction-side pair of carrier horns and an application-side one of the two hub arches extending between the application-side pair of carrier horns; and
a brake caliper including a brake caliper rear section, a brake caliper application section configured to receive a brake application mechanism and tension struts connecting the brake caliper rear section and the brake caliper application section,
wherein
the reaction-side carrier horns and the reaction-side hub arch form a reaction-side brake pad slot configured to support a radially-inner side and the lateral sides of the reaction side brake pad, and the application-side carrier horns and the application-side hub arch form an application-side brake pad slot configured to support a radially-inner side and the lateral sides of the application side brake pad,
a spacing between opposing radially outer ends of brake pad abutment surfaces of the reaction-side pair of carrier horns is greater than a spacing between opposing radially outer ends of brake pad abutment surfaces of the application-side pair of carrier horns, and
a radial height of the reaction-side pair of carrier horns is shorter than a radial height of the application-side pair of carrier horns.

US Pat. No. 10,138,907

ROTARY ENERGY RECOVERY DEVICE

Energy Recovery, Inc., S...

1. A system comprising:a rotor disposed in a rotary energy recovery device and comprising:
a plurality of blades circumferentially spaced apart and each blade of the plurality of blades having a respective longitudinal length extending from a first longitudinal end to a second longitudinal end and a respective radial width extending from the first longitudinal end to the second longitudinal end, wherein each blade of the plurality of blades comprises a first wall having a first face and a second face that is substantially opposite the first face in a circumferential direction relative to the respective longitudinal length, wherein the first face has a curved surface extending the respective longitudinal length from the first longitudinal end to the second longitudinal end and the second face has a substantially flat surface extending the respective longitudinal length and the respective radial width from the first longitudinal end to the second longitudinal end;
a plurality of channels that extend from a first end of the rotor to a second end of the rotor wherein at least one channel of the plurality of channels has a first radial cross-sectional area and a second radial cross-sectional area having a total area different from a total area of the first radial cross-sectional area relative to a longitudinal axis of the at least one channel of the plurality of channels, and wherein the at least one channel of the plurality of channels forms a low pressure region that creates torque to rotate the rotor using axial fluid flow through the rotor, wherein the at least one channel is disposed between the first face of a first blade of the plurality of blades and the second face of a second blade of the plurality of blades that is adjacent the first blade;
a housing in which the rotor rotates; and
first and second end covers in the housing comprising interior faces arranged in a sealing relationship with first and second rotor end faces.

US Pat. No. 10,138,870

METHOD AND SYSTEM OF PROVIDING FLUID FLOW FOR A ROTOR

Ramot at Tel-Aviv Univers...

1. A rotor, comprising:a plurality of blades; and
a plurality of fluid routing devices, each mechanically connected to one of said plurality of blades and comprises:
a continuous channel with an inlet having a tip, and facing the opposite direction of rotation of said plurality of blades and an outlet, said continuous channel conducts fluid passing via said inlet and said inlet being placed in a lateral edge of said one of said plurality of blades, and
a flow directing element mechanically connected to said outlet so as to direct said conducted fluid into a duct inside said one of said plurality of blades to adjust a fluid flow in or on said blade;
wherein the inlet of each one of the plurality of fluid routing devices having an adjustable portion that shifts its tip in direction of the plane of said one of said plurality of blades when fluid flows via said inlet tip so that a phase shift is formed in an angle, a, between a leading segment of said one of said plurality of blades and said inlet tip, said phase shift increases a stagnation pressure as compared to that prevailing at the leading segment of said lateral edge.

US Pat. No. 10,138,795

PLENUM CHAMBER FOR EXHAUST SYSTEM

Faurecia Emissions Contro...

1. A vehicle exhaust system component assembly comprising:a first exhaust component defining a first center axis along an exhaust gas flow path;
a second exhaust component downstream of the first exhaust component and defining a second center axis that is spaced apart from and generally parallel to the first center axis, wherein the second exhaust component encloses a catalyst substrate, and wherein the first and second exhaust components are spaced apart from each other by an area that extends along a length of the second exhaust component that is defined along a direction that extends along the second center axis;
a plenum positioned within the area, the plenum having a first end connected to the first exhaust component and a second end connected to the second exhaust component, and a center portion that extends between the first and second ends, and wherein the plenum is defined by a non-uniform cross-sectional shape as the plenum extends along a length from the first end to the second end, and wherein the center portion has a width that defines the widest open internal area of the plenum, wherein the plenum extends along at least 75% of the length of the catalyst substrate; and
a doser mounted to the plenum, the doser configured to inject a reducing agent to mix with exhaust gases within the plenum.

US Pat. No. 10,138,739

PART CONSISTING OF A CERAMIC MATERIAL, COMPRISING A BASE AND A WALL

SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES, ...

1. A turbine blade made of ceramic material, comprising:a root; and
an airfoil,
wherein the root is made of ceramic material and the airfoil is obtained by ceramic powder sintering, and
wherein the airfoil includes an envelope and a core, the core being positioned within the envelope and a porosity of the core being greater than a porosity of the root, the porosity of the core increasing along the airfoil along an axis in a direction of centrifugal forces which the turbine blade is subjected to during operation.

US Pat. No. 10,138,709

HYDRAULIC DELAY TOE VALVE SYSTEM AND METHOD

GEODYNAMICS, INC., Mills...

1. A staged time delay system for removal of debris in a wellbore casing, said staged time delay system comprising:a first tool configured to be conveyed with said wellbore casing, wherein said first tool is positionable at a first location within said wellbore casing, and wherein said first tool is configured to open a first injection point in said first tool, said first injection point collecting debris from said wellbore casing for a predetermined time as pressurized fluid at a maximum pressure rated for said wellbore casing is injected into said wellbore casing; and
a second tool in fluid communication with said first tool, wherein said second tool is positionable at a second location within said wellbore casing, and is configured to open a second injection point in said second tool at the predetermined time after said first injection point is opened, said second injection point being configured to enable downhole operations after said debris is collected in said first tool leaving said second injection point free of said debris.

US Pat. No. 10,138,675

BATTERY HOUSING SHAPED TO FIT IN A HEADRAIL OF A WINDOW BLIND

Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT...

1. A battery housing for a window blind comprising:two spaced apart elongated battery compartments for housing a plurality of batteries wherein each of the two elongated battery compartments comprises a length and a width of a generally keyhole shaped cylinder comprising a circular portion intersecting a rectangular portion, wherein the two elongated battery compartments are disposed substantially parallel to each other;
a partially keyhole shaped elongated channel partially formed by adjacent walls of the generally keyhole shaped battery compartments, the partially keyhole shaped elongated channel comprising a bottom surface joining the respective tubular shaped battery compartments along the rectangular portions, wherein the partially keyhole shaped elongated channel is positioned in the space between and substantially parallel to the respective elongated battery compartments;
a base housing, the base housing comprising a first side and a second side joined by side walls defining an interior of the base housing, wherein the second side of the base housing is mechanically connected to the elongated keyhole shaped battery compartments substantially along the length of each of the rectangular portions of the respective elongated battery compartments, wherein the respective rectangular portions are open to the interior and wherein a section of the second side of the base housing defines the bottom surface of the elongated channel and the first side of the base housing is attached to the side walls opposite the second side and provides a cover for the base housing.

US Pat. No. 10,138,666

ANTI-FALL FLIP-UP SLIDING MECHANISM

Nan Juen International Co...

1. An anti-fall flip-up sliding mechanism, comprising:a hinge comprising a first hinge plate configured to be affixed to a cabinet, and a second hinge plate pivotally connected to said first hinge plate;
a buffering device comprising a first damper connected between said first hinge plate and said second hinge plate, and a second damper mounted on said second hinge plate; and
a sliding device coupled to and slidable relative to said second hinge plate of said hinge and engaged with said second damper of said buffering device, said sliding device configured to be affixed to a door panel for enabling said door panel to be buffered relative to said first hinge plate by said first damper and further configured to be connected to a top side of said cabinet and further buffered by said second damper;
wherein a track member is fixedly mounted on said second hinge plate of said hinge, said sliding device comprising a sliding seat connected to said track member and movable forward and backward relative to said track member, and a connecting seat connected to one side of said sliding seat and engaged with said second damper of said buffering device.

US Pat. No. 10,138,665

ENCLOSURE ASSEMBLY WITH CONCEALED HINGE SYSTEM

Appleton Grp LLC, Rosemo...

1. An enclosure assembly with a concealed hinge system, said enclosure assembly comprising:a quadrilateral cabinet defined by a base and sidewalls extending from said base, said sidewalls defining a coplanar rim, said coplanar rim having four corners, said quadrilateral cabinet further defining a hollow space;
a cover configured to swivel along a first sidewall to tightly seal said hollow space;
a first pair of hinges defined by brackets welded to a first corner and a second corner of said first sidewall, said brackets defined by a first footplate and an integral ear extending from said first footplate, an aperture defined in said integral ear;
a block for each hinge in said first pair of hinges welded to an inner surface of said cover, said block defining a tapped blind hole, wherein in an operative configuration said tapped blind hole is coaxial with said aperture defined in said integral ear;
a threaded fixture for each hinge in said first pair of hinges adapted to pass through said recessed aperture and thread into said tapped blind hole, said fixture defining a head complementary to said aperture;
at least one second hinge having a second footplate welded to said coplanar rim of said first sidewall, arcuate arms extending from either end of said second footplate, said arcuate arms defining coaxial apertures,
a sleeve weldable to said inner surface of said cover defining a through-hole; and
a pin configured to pass through said coaxial apertures and said through-hole in an operative configuration, in which said apertures in said first pair of hinges, said tapped blind hole, said coaxial apertures defined on said arcuate arms, and said through-hole are coaxial to enable swiveling action of said cover over second, third, and fourth sidewalls to enclose said hollow space defined in said quadrilateral cabinet.

US Pat. No. 10,138,610

ARTIFICIAL REEF AND PROCESS FOR FORMING SUCH AN ARTIFICIAL REEF

ATLANTIS MARINE HABITATS,...

1. A process for forming an artificial reef, the process comprising:forming a form having a geometric shape;
applying at least one blockout to a surface of the form such that the blockout extends outwardly of the surface of the form;
applying a sprayable concrete over the form and over a portion of the blockout;
curing the sprayable concrete on the form for a period of time such that the sprayable concrete adheres to the block out; and
removing the cured sprayable concrete and the adhered blockout together from the surface of the form.

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. 10,138,578

ALKALI RECYCLE IN CELLULOSE SPINNING PROCESS

1. Method for the recovery of sodium hydroxide in a process for preparation of regenerated cellulosic fibers using aqueous sodium hydroxide as solvent for cellulose or cellulose derivatives dissolving in the manufacture of a cellulosic spinning dope, wherein sodium hydroxide present in the cellulosic spinning dope is at least partially recovered as sodium hydroxide from a coagulation bath into which the cellulosic spinning dope is injected, and wherein die-swell of filaments and coagulation rate of cellulosic moieties in the coagulation bath are controlled by adjusting a spinneret hole diameter (D) and land length (L) to a L/D ratio below 4.

US Pat. No. 10,138,536

HIGH-STRENGTH HOT-ROLLED STEEL SHEET AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

JFE Steel Corporation, T...

1. A high-strength hot-rolled steel sheet including a chemical composition comprising, in percent by mass, 0.05% to 0.12% of C, 0.05% to 1.0% of Si, 0.5% to 1.8% of Mn, 0.04% or less of P, 0.0030% or less of S, 0.005% to 0.07% of Al, 0.006% or less of N, 0.05% to 0.15% of Ti, and the balance being Fe and incidental impurities, wherein, in a region in the range of ? to ? of the sheet thickness, the content of Ti*, which is Ti existing as precipitates, is 0.3×[Ti] to 0.6×[Ti], where [Ti] is the Ti content, and a microstructure of the region in the range of ? to ? of the sheet thickness includes more than 95% of the bainite phase in terms of area fraction.

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. 10,138,514

MODIFIED NUCLEOSIDES OR NUCLEOTIDES

Illumina Cambridge Limite...

1. A modified nucleotide or nucleoside molecule comprising a ribose or deoxyribose sugar moiety having a removable 3?-hydroxy protecting group forming a structure —O—CH(R)N3 covalently attached to the 3?-carbon atom, whereinR is selected from the group consisting of —C(R1)m(R2)n, —C(?O)OR3, —C(?O)NR4R5, —C(R6)2O(CH2)pNR7R8 and —C(R9)2O-Ph-C(?O)NR10R11;
R1 is hydrogen, or optionally substituted alkyl;
R2 is halogen;
R3 is hydrogen or optionally substituted alkyl;
each of R4 and R5 is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, optionally substituted alkyl, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted heteroaryl, and optionally substituted aralkyl;
each of R6 and R9 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, optionally substituted alkyl and halogen;
each of R7, R8, R10 and R11 is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, optionally substituted alkyl, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted heteroaryl, and optionally substituted aralkyl;
m is an integer of 1 or 2;
n is an integer of 1 or 2; provided that m+n is equal to 3; and
p is an integer of 0 to 6.

US Pat. No. 10,138,503

TRANSAMINASE REACTIONS

Codexis, Inc., Redwood C...

1. A process for preparing the compound of formula (III):having the indicated stereochemical configuration at the stereogenic center marked with an * in an enantiomeric excess over the opposite enantiomer,wherein, R10 is Cl, Br, F, CH3, CF3, CN, SO2, —OCH3, or NO2,the process comprising:(a) contacting a ketone substrate of formula:

wherein R11 is halogen, OH, C(O)R4, OC(O)R5, or NR6R7, wherein R4, R5, R6, and R7 is H or C1-C4 alkyl, and R10 is as defined above,with a transaminase polypeptide in the presence of an amino donor, wherein said amino donor comprises isopropylamine, alanine, 3-aminobutyric acid, or methylbenzylamine, under reaction conditions suitable for converting the ketone substrate to an amine product of formula:
wherein the amino acid sequence of the transaminase polypeptide has at least 90% sequence identity to the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2, wherein the amino acid residue of the transaminase polypeptide which corresponds to the residue at position 223 of SEQ ID NO: 2 is proline, and wherein the transaminase polypeptide is capable of converting the ketone substrate to the amine product at a rate that is greater than that of a transaminase polypeptide comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:2; and
(b) cyclizing the amine product under suitable conditions to form the compound of formula (III).

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. 10,138,420

POLYMERISABLE MESOGENIC COMPOUND, LIQUID CRYSTAL MEDIUM AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY

Merck Patent GmbH, Darms...

1. A liquid crystal medium comprisingone or more compounds selected from the following formulae

P1, P2 independently of each other denote a polymerisable group,
Sp1, Sp2 independently of each other denote Sp?-O— or —O-Sp?
Sp? is alkylene having 1 to 20 C atoms, which is optionally mono- or polysubstituted by F, CI, Br, I or CN and in which, in addition, one or more non-adjacent CH2 groups may each be replaced, independently of one another, by —O—, —S—, —NH—, —N(R0)—, —Si(R00R000)—, —CO—, —CO—O—, —O—CO—, —O—CO—O—, S—CO—, —CO—S—, —N(R00)—CO—O—, —O—CO—N(R00)—, —N(R00)—CO—N(R00)—, —CH?CH— or —C?C— in such a way that O and/or S atoms are not linked directly to one another,
L denotes P1-, P1—Sp1-, F, Cl, Br, I, —CN, —NO2, —NCO, —NCS, —OCN, —SCN, —C(?O)N(Rx)2, —C(?O)Y1, —C(?O)Rx, —N(Rx)2, optionally substituted silyl, optionally substituted aryl or heteroaryl having 5 to 20 ring atoms, or straight-chain or branched alkyl having 1 to 25, particularly preferably 1 to 10, C atoms, in which, in addition, one or more non-adjacent CH2 groups may each be replaced, independently of one another, by —C(R00)?C(R000)—, —C?C—, —N(R00)—, —O—, —S—, —CO—, —CO—O—, —O—CO—, —O—CO—O— in such a way that O and/or S atoms are not linked directly to one another, and in which, in addition, one or more H atoms may be replaced by F, Cl, CN, P1 or —Sp1-,
R00 and R000 each, independently of one another, denote H or alkyl having 1 to 12 C atoms,
Y1 is halogen,
Rx denotes P1, P1—Sp1-, H, halogen, straight chain, branched or cyclic alkyl having 1 to 25 C atoms, wherein one or more non-adjacent CH2-groups are optionally replaced by —O—, —S—, —CO—, —CO—O—, —O—CO—, —O—CO—O— in such a manner that O- and/or S-atoms are not directly connected with each other, and wherein one or more H atoms are optionally replaced by F, Cl, P1- or P1—Sp1-, optionally substituted aryl, aryloxy, heteroaryl or heteroaryloxy having 5 to 20 ring atoms,
r is 1, 2 or 3and further comprising one or more compounds selected from the group of formulae I-A, I-E, I-N and I-T
wherein
R0 has the meaning of R1,
R1 is alkyl, which is straight chain or branched, preferably has 1 to 20 C-atoms, is unsubstituted, mono- or poly-substituted by F, Cl or CN, preferably by F, and in which one or more CH2 groups are optionally replaced, in each case independently from one another, by —O—, —S—, —NR01—, —SiR01R02—, —CO—, —COO—, —OCO—, —OCO—O—, —S—CO—,
—CO—S—, —CY01?CY02— or —C?C—in such a manner that O and/or S atoms are not linked directly to one another, preferably n-alkyl or n-alkoxy with 1 to 9 C-atoms, preferably with 2 to 5 C-atoms, alkenyl, alkenyloxy or alkoxyalkyl with 2 to 9 C-atoms, preferably with 2 to 5 C-atoms or halogenated alkyl, halogenated alkenyl or halogenated alkoxy with preferably up to 9 C-atoms, preferably mono fluorinated, di-fluorinated or oligofluorinated alkyl, alkenyl or alkoxy with preferably up to 9 C-atoms, most preferably n-alkyl, n-alkoxy, alkenyl, alkenyloxy or alkoxyalkyl with preferably up to 9 C-atoms, and
L1 to L03, L1, L11 and L12 are independently of one another H or F.

US Pat. No. 10,138,407

MODIFIED DEFORMED REINFORCEMENT FIBERS, METHODS OF MAKING, AND USES

FORTA CORPORATION, Grove...

5. A method of preparing a fiber-containing cementitious composition or drilling composition, comprising:providing a plurality of original reinforcement fibers having a substantially linear shape;
forming a deformation in the plurality of original reinforcement fibers by forming at least one crimp in the linear shape of the fibers;
deforming the linear shape of the plurality of original reinforcement fibers to produce a plurality of modified reinforcement fibers; and
mixing the plurality of modified reinforcement fibers in a cementitious composition or a drilling fluid.

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. 10,138,385

CONDUCTIVE FILM FORMING COMPOSITION, CONDUCTIVE FILM, ORGANIC THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, ELECTRONIC PAPER, DISPLAY DEVICE, AND WIRING BOARD

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A conductive film forming composition comprising:water;
conductive particles; and
a migration inhibitor containing a compound represented by Formula (2),
(Rx)n-L-(Ry)m  (2)
in Formula (2), L represents a single bond or an (n+m)-valent linking group; in a case where L is a single bond, n=1, and m=1; and in a case where L is an (n+m)-valent linking group, n and m are an integer and satisfy 1?n?6.0?m?5, and 2?n+m?6,
in Formula (2), Rx is a group represented by the following Formula (G); and in a case where n is equal to or greater than 2, a plurality of Rx's may be the same as or different from each other,
in Formula (2), Ry is a hydrogen atom, a substituent, or a group represented by the following Formula (H); and in a case where m is equal to or greater than 2, a plurality of Ry's may be the same as or different from each other,

in Formula (G), W1 represents a hydrogen atom, a group represented by Formula (A), a group represented by Formula (B), or a group represented by Formula (C),

in Formula (A), Z1 represents a divalent linking group; RA represents an alkylene group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms; R5 represents an alkyl group having 1 to 12 carbon atoms or an aryl group having 6 to 12 carbon atoms; n represents an integer of 4 to 100; and * represents a binding position,
in Formula (B), Z2 represents a divalent linking group; A1? represents an anionic group; R6, R7, R8, and R9 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 12 carbon atoms, or an aryl group having 6 to 12 carbon atoms; and * represents a binding position,
in Formula (C), Z3 represents a divalent linking group; A2? represents a monovalent anion; R10, R11, and R12 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 12 carbon atoms, or an aryl group having 6 to 12 carbon atoms; and * represents a binding position,
in Formula (G), R1, R2, R3, and R4 each independently represent any one of a hydrogen atom, a substituent, and W2; W2 represents a group represented by Formula (D), a group represented by Formula (E), or a group represented by Formula (F); and in a case where W1 is a hydrogen atom, at least one of R1, R2, R3, or R4 is W2,

in Formula (D), Z4 represents a single bond or a divalent linking group; RB represents an alkylene group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms; R13 represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 12 carbon atoms, or an aryl group having 6 to 12 carbon atoms; m represents an integer of 4 to 100; and * represents a binding position,
in Formula (E), Z5 represents a single bond or a divalent linking group; A3? represents an anionic group; R14, R15, R16, and R17 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 12 carbon atoms, or an aryl group having 6 to 12 carbon atoms; and * represents a binding position, and
in Formula (F), Z6 represents a single bond or a divalent linking group; A4? represents a monovalent anion; R18, R19, and R20 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 12 carbon atoms or an aryl group having 6 to 12 carbon atoms; and * represents a binding position,
in Formula (G), Y1 represents a single bond or a divalent linking group; and * represents a binding position, and
in Formula (H), R21, R22, R23, and R24 each independently represent a hydrogen atom or a substituent; Y2 represents a single bond or a divalent linking group; and * represents a binding position.

US Pat. No. 10,138,335

INJECTION MOLDED ARTICLE BASED ON PROPYLENE HOMOPOLYMER

Borealis AG, Vienna (AT)...

1. Injection molded article comprising a propylene homopolymer having(a) a melt flow rate MFR2 (230° C./2.16 kg) measured according to ISO 1133 in the range of 40 to 120 g/10 min;
(b) a pentad isotacticity (mmmm) of more than 92.5% determined by 13C-NMR; and
(c) a meso sequence length (MSL4) of 91.0 to 160; MSL4 is calculated by formula (1)

wherein
“[mmmm]” is % of mmmm pentads
“[mmmr]” is % of mmmr pentads,
determined by 13C-NMR spectroscopy.

US Pat. No. 10,138,327

THERMOPLASTIC POLYMERS COMPRISING OXYGEN SCAVENGING MOLECULES

Plastipak Packaging, Inc....

1. A wall of a package comprising at least one layer, said layer comprising a composition, said composition comprising:(a) a thermoplastic polymer comprising an allylic or benzylic amide compound covalently bonded as a repeating unit in the polymer chain, covalently bonded thereto as a side-chain pendant group, or covalently bonded thereto as an end group of the polymer, double bond; wherein each n is independently 1-5; wherein m is an integer from 0 to 5-n; wherein each X is independently selected from the group consisting of O, S, and NH; wherein each Y, each A, and each B are independently selected from the group consisting of N, CR1, and CR2; wherein D, E, and F are independently selected from the group consisting of CH, N, O, and S; wherein each R1 and each R2 is independently selected from the group consisting of carboxylic acid, amine, nitro, cyano, hydroxyl, H, alkyl, aryl, electron withdrawing groups, electron releasing groups, and a transition metal; and wherein L is a divalent linking group selected from C2-C12 aliphatic or cyclic ether, C2-C12 aliphatic or cyclic amide, C6 to C12 aromatic amide, C2-C12 aliphatic or cyclic amine, C6-C12 aromatic amine, C2-C12 aliphatic or cyclic ester and C6 to C12 aromatic ester;

wherein the symbol when used in conjunction with a bond line represents a single or a double bond; wherein each n is independently 0-5; wherein m is an integer from 0 to 5-n; wherein each X is independently selected from the group consisting of O, S, and NH; wherein each Y, each A, and each B are independently selected from the group consisting of N, CR1, and CR2; wherein D, E, and F are independently selected from the group consisting of CH, N, O, and S; wherein each R1 and each R2 is independently selected from the group consisting of carboxylic acid, amine, nitro, cyano, hydroxyl, H, alkyl, aryl, electron withdrawing groups, electron releasing groups, and a transition metal; and wherein L is a divalent linking group selected from C2-C12 aliphatic or cyclic ether, C2-C12 aliphatic or cyclic amide, C6 to C12 aromatic amide, C2-C12 aliphatic or cyclic amine, C6-C12 aromatic amine, C2-C12 aliphatic or cyclic ester and C6 to C12 aromatic ester; or

wherein each X is selected from the group consisting of O, S, and NH; wherein each Y, each A, and each B are independently selected from the group consisting of N and CR1; wherein D, E, and F are independently selected from the group consisting of CH, N, O, and S; wherein the symbol when used in conjunction with a bond line represents a single or a double bond; and wherein each R1 is independently selected from the group consisting of H, alkyl, aryl, electron withdrawing groups, and electron releasing groups; and
(b) a transition metal in a positive oxidation state, the metal present in an amount of from about 10 ppm to about 400 ppm.

US Pat. No. 10,138,318

BLOCK COPOLYMER AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE USING THE SAME

KOREA UNIVERSITY RESEARCH...

1. A block copolymer comprising:a first polymer block and a second polymer block having different structures, one of the first polymer block and the second polymer block having a halogen-substituted structure; and
a random block copolymer connecting the first polymer block and the second polymer block, the random block copolymer having at least two repeating units that are randomly copolymerized,
wherein the random block copolymer is expressed by the following Formula (2):

wherein
X2 is a halogen atom,
q is an integer from 1 to 5,
each of R3 and R4 is one of a hydrogen atom, a C1-C5 straight-chain or branched alkyl group, and a C1-C5 alkyl halide group, and
x/(x+y)=0.2 to 0.8.

US Pat. No. 10,138,265

URIDINE NUCLEOSIDE DERIVATIVES, COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE

TUFTS UNIVERSITY, Boston...

1. A method for treating a neurodegenerative disorder in a subject in need thereof, the method comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of a composition comprising a compound of Formula I:
or a salt thereof, wherein:
A is a bicyclic aromatic ring having up to 4 heteroatoms selected from N, O and S, wherein the bicyclic aromatic ring is independently and optionally substituted with one or more R7;
X is selected from:
H, —C(O)R5, and —C(O)OR5;
Y is a bond or a (C1-C5)-aliphatic group independently and optionally substituted with one or more R4;
Z and W are each independently selected from ?O, ?S, ?N(R5), and ?NOR5;
R1 is selected from:
—H, halogen, —OR5, —CN, —CF3, —OCF3 and a (C1-C6)-aliphatic group optionally substituted with one or more R7;
R2 and R3 are each independently selected from OR5, —SR5, —NR5R6, —OC(O)R5, —OC(O)NR5R6, and —OC(O)OR5;
each occurrence of R4 is independently selected from:
halogen, —OR5, —NO2, —CN, —CF3, —OCF3, —R5, 1,2-methylenedioxy, 1,2-ethylenedioxy, —N(R5)2, —SR5, —SOR5, —SO2 R5, —SO2N(R5)2, —SO3R5, —C(O)R5, —C(O)C(O)R5, —C(O)CH2C(O)R5, —C(S)R5, —C(S)OR5, —C(O)OR5, —C(O)C(O)OR5, —C(O)C(O)N(R5)2, —OC(O)R5, —C(O)N(R5)2, —OC(O)N(R5)2, —C(S)N(R5)2, —(CH2)0-2NHC(O)R5, —N(R5)N(R5)COR5, —N(R5)N(R5)C(O)OR5, —N(R5)N(R5)CON(R5)2, —N(R5)SO2R5, —N(R5)SO2N(R5)2, —N(R5)C(O)OR5, —N(R5)C(O)R5, —N(R5)C(S)R5, —N(R5)C(O)N(R5)2, —N(R5)C(S)N(R5)2, —N(COR5)COR5, —N(OR5)R5, —C(?NH)N(R5)2, —C(O)N(OR5)R5, —C(?NOR5)R5, —OP(O)(OR5)2, —P(O)(R5)2, —P(O)(OR5)2, and —P(O)(H)(OR5);
each occurrence of R5 is independently selected from:
H—,
(C1-C12)-aliphatic-,
(C3-C10)-cycloalkyl- or -cycloalkenyl-,
[(C3-C10)-cycloalkyl or -cycloalkenyl]-(C1-C12)-aliphatic-,
(C6-C10)-aryl-,
(C6-C10)-aryl-(C1-C12)aliphatic-,
(C3-C10)-heterocyclyl-,
(C6-C10)-heterocyclyl-(C1-C12)aliphatic-,
(C5-C10)-heteroaryl-, and
(C5-C10)-heteroaryl-(C1-C12)-aliphatic-;
wherein two R5 groups bound to the same atom optionally form a 3- to 10-membered aromatic or non-aromatic ring having up to 3 heteroatoms independently selected from N, O, S, SO, and SO2, wherein said ring is optionally fused to a (C6-C10)aryl, (C5-C10)heteroaryl, (C3-C10)cycloalkyl, or a (C3-C10)heterocyclyl; and
wherein each R5 group is independently and optionally substituted with one or more R7;
R6 is selected from:
—R5, —C(O)R5, —C(O)OR5, —C(O)N(R5)2 and —S(O)2R5;
each occurrence of R7 is independently selected from:
halogen, —OR8, —NO2, —CN, —CF3, —OCF3, —R8, oxo, thioxo, 1,2-methylenedioxy, 1,2-ethylenedioxy, —N(R8)2, —SR8, —SOR8, —SO2 R8, —SO2N(R8)2, —SO3R8, —C(O)R8, —C(O)C(O)R8, —C(O)CH2C(O)R8, —C(S)R8, —C(S)OR8, —C(O)OR8, —C(O)C(O)OR8, —C(O)C(O)N(R8)2, —OC(O)R8, —C(O)N(R8)2, —OC(O)N(R8)2, —C(S)N(R8)2, —(CH2)0-2NHC(O)R8, —N(R8)N(R8)COR8, —N(R8)N(R8)C(O)OR8, —N(R8)N(R8)CON(R8)2, —N(R8)SO2R8, —N(R8)SO2N(R8)2, —N(R8)C(O)OR8, —N(R8)C(O)R8, —N(R8)C(S)R8, —N(R8)C(O)N(R8)2, —N(R8)C(S)N(R8)2, —N(COR8)COR8, —N(OR8)R8, —C(?NH)N(R8)2, —C(O)N(OR8)R8, —C(?NOR8)R8, —OP(O)(OR8)2, —P(O)(R8)2, —P(O)(OR8)2, and —P(O)(H)(OR8);
each occurrence of R8 is independently selected from:
H— and (C1-C6)-aliphatic-;
and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, adjuvant or excipient.

US Pat. No. 10,138,236

FACTOR XIA-INHIBITING PYRIDOBENZAZEPINE AND PYRIDOBENZAZOCINE DERIVATIVES

BAYER PHARMA AKTIENGESELL...

1. A compound of formula (I)
in which
A is a bond or —CH2—,
R1 is hydrogen or methyl,
where methyl may be substituted by a fluorine substituent,
R2 is hydrogen or methyl,
or
R1 and R2 together with the carbon atom to which they are bonded form a cyclopropyl ring,
R3 is hydrogen, C1-C5-alkyl, C1-C4-alkoxy, difluoromethyl, trifluoromethyl, 1,1-difluoroethyl, 3,3,3-trifluoro-2-hydroxyprop-1-yl, 3,3,3-trifluoro-2-methoxyprop-1-yl, 3,3,3-trifluoro-2-ethoxyprop-1-yl, prop-2-yn-1-yl, cyclopropyloxy or cyclobutyloxy,
where alkyl may be substituted by a substituent selected from the group consisting of fluorine, cyano, hydroxyl, difluoromethyl, trifluoromethyl, methoxy, ethoxy, difluoromethoxy, trifluoromethoxy, C3-C6-cycloalkyl, 4- to 6-membered oxoheterocyclyl, 1,4-dioxanyl, oxazolyl, phenyl and pyridyl,
in which cycloalkyl may be substituted by 1 to 2 substituents selected independently from the group consisting of fluorine, hydroxyl, methyl, ethyl, methoxy, ethoxy, difluoromethyl, trifluoromethyl, difluoromethoxy and trifluoromethoxy,
and
in which the 4- to 6-membered oxoheterocyclyl is a monocyclic saturated ring having 3-5 carbons and an oxygen,
R4 is hydrogen,
R5 is a group of the formula

where # is the attachment point to the nitrogen atom,
R8 is carboxyl, aminocarbonyl or 5-membered heterocyclyl,
where the heterocyclyl is a monocyclic saturated, partly saturated or aromatic ring having 1, 2, 3 or 4 heteroatoms selected independently from the group consisting of sulfur, oxygen and nitrogen,
and
where the heterocyclyl may be substituted by 1 to 2 substituents selected independently from the group consisting of oxo, hydroxyl, thioxo, sulphanyl, methyl, difluoromethyl, trifluoromethyl, 2-carboxyl-1,1,2,2-tetrafluoroethyl and 2-methoxycarbonyl-1,1,2,2-tetrafluoroethyl,
in which methyl may be substituted by a methoxy substituent,
R9 is hydrogen, chlorine, fluorine or methyl,
R10 and R11 together with the carbon atoms to which they are bonded form a 5-membered heterocycle,
where the heterocycle is a monocyclic saturated, partly saturated or aromatic ring having 1 or 2 heteroatoms selected independently from the group consisting of sulfur, oxygen and nitrogen,
and
where the heterocycle may be substituted by 1 to 2 substituents selected independently from the group consisting of oxo, chlorine, hydroxyl, carboxyl, methyl, difluoromethyl, trifluoromethyl, 1,1,2,2,2-pentafluoroethyl, 2-carboxyl-1,1,2,2-tetrafluoroethyl and 2-methoxycarbonyl-1,1,2,2-tetrafluoroethyl,
R12 is hydrogen, chlorine, fluorine, methyl or methoxy,
Y1 is a nitrogen atom or C—R15
in which
R15 is hydrogen, chlorine, hydroxyl, methoxy or C1-C3 alkoxycarbonyl,
Y2 is a nitrogen atom or C—R16
in which
R16 is hydrogen, chlorine, hydroxyl or methoxy,
R13 is hydrogen, carboxyl, carboxylmethyl or phenyl,
where phenyl may be substituted by 1 to 2 fluorine substituents,
R14 is hydrogen, chlorine, fluorine or methyl,
Y3 is a nitrogen atom or C—R19
in which
R19 is hydrogen, chlorine, hydroxyl or methoxy,
Y4 is a nitrogen atom or C—R20
in which
R20 is hydrogen, chlorine, hydroxyl or methoxy,
R17 is hydrogen, carboxyl, carboxylmethyl, C1-C3-alkoxycarbonyl or aminocarbonyl,
R18 is hydrogen, chlorine, fluorine or methyl,
R21 is hydrogen, chlorine, hydroxy, C1-C4-alkyl, methoxy, C1-C3-alkylaminomethyl or morpholinylmethyl,
R22 is hydrogen, chlorine, fluorine or methyl,
R23 is hydrogen, chlorine, hydroxyl or methoxy,
R24 is hydrogen, chlorine, fluorine or methyl,
R25 is hydrogen, carboxyl or carboxylmethyl,
R26 is hydrogen, chlorine, fluorine or methyl,
R27 is carboxyl, aminocarbonyl, C1-C3-alkoxycarbonyl or C1-C3-alkylaminocarbonyl,
where alkylaminocarbonyl may be substituted by a substituent selected from the group consisting of hydroxyl, trifluoromethyl, methoxy and trifluoromethoxy,
R28 is hydrogen, chlorine, fluorine or methyl,
R31 is hydrogen or fluorine,
R32 is hydroxyl or —NHR33,
in which
R33 is hydrogen, methyl or ethyl,
R34 is hydrogen or fluorine,
R35 is hydroxyl or —NHR36,
in which
R36 is hydrogen, methyl or ethyl,
R37 is hydrogen or fluorine,
R38 is hydroxyl or —NHR39,
in which
R39 is hydrogen, methyl or ethyl,
R40 is hydrogen or fluorine,
R41 is hydroxyl or —NHR42,
in which
R42 is hydrogen, methyl or ethyl,
R6 is bromine, chlorine, fluorine, methyl, difluoromethyl, trifluoromethyl, methoxy, difluoromethoxy or trifluoromethoxy,
R7 is hydrogen, chlorine or fluorine,
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,138,207

BENZOMORPHAN ANALOGS AND THE USE THEREOF

Purdue Pharma, L.P., Sta...

1. A compound of Formula I?:
wherein
R1 is selected from the group consisting of —(C1-C10)alkyl, (C3-C12)cycloalkyl-(C1-C6)alkyl-, ((6- to 14-membered)aryl)-(C1-C6)alkyl-, diphenyl(C1-C6)alkyl-, each of which is optionally substituted by 1, 2 or 3 independently selected R9 groups;
R2a is absent, H or OH;
R2b is —Z-G-R10;
Z is absent;
G is selected from the group consisting of:
?CH, NR8, ?N—O, and ?N—NH; provided that when R2a is absent, G is not NR8;
R10 is selected from the group consisting of —(C1-C10)alkyl, —(C2-C12)alkenyl, —C(?O), —C(?O)—(C1-C6)alkyl, —C(?O)—(C2-C6)alkenyl, —C(?O)-(6- to 14-membered)aryl, —C(?O)—(C1-C6)alkyl-(6- to 14-membered)aryl, —(C2-C12)alkynyl, —(C1-C10)alkoxy, —(OCH2CH2)s—O(C1-C6)alkyl, —(CH2CH2O)s—(C1-C6)alkyl, —NH2, —NH(C1-C6)alkyl, CN, NR5R6, —(C1-C6)alkyl-NR5R6, —CONR5R6, —(C1-C6)alkyl-CO—NR5R6, —COOR7, —(C1-C6)alkyl-CO—OR7, —(C1-C6)alkoxy-COOR7, —CO—(CH2)n—COOR7, —CO—(CH2)n—CO—NR5R6, —(C3-C12)cycloalkyl, ((C3-C12)cycloalkyl)-(C1-C6)alkyl-, —(C4-C12)cycloalkenyl, ((C4-C12)cycloalkenyl)-(C1-C6)alkyl-, —(C6-C14)bicycloalkyl, ((C6-C14)bicycloalkyl)-(C1-C6)alkyl-, —(C8-C20)tricycloalkyl, ((C8-C20)tricycloalkyl)-(C1-C6)alkyl-, —(C7-C14)bicycloalkenyl, ((C7-C14)bicycloalkenyl)-(C1-C6)alkyl-, —(C8-C20)tricycloalkenyl, ((C8-C20)tricycloalkenyl)-(C1-C6)alkyl-, -(6- to 14-membered)aryl, ((6- to 14-membered)aryl)-(C1-C6)alkyl-, -(7- to 12-membered)bicyclic ring system, ((7- to 12-membered)bicyclic ring system)-(C1-C6)alkyl-, -(7- to 12-membered)bicyclic aryl, ((7- to 12-membered)bicyclic aryl)-(C1-C6)alkyl-, -(5- to 12-membered)heteroaryl, ((5- to 12-membered)heteroaryl)-(C1-C6)alkyl-, -(3- to 12-membered)heterocycle, ((3- to 12 membered)heterocycle)-(C1-C6)alkyl-, -(7- to 12-membered)bicycloheterocycle, ((7- to 12-membered)bicycloheterocycle)-(C1-C6)alkyl-, phenyl, benzyl and naphthyl; each of which is optionally substituted with one, two, or three substituents independently selected from the group consisting of —OH, (?O), halo, —C(halo)3, —CH(halo)2, —CH2(halo), —(C1-C6)alkyl, halo(C1-C6)alkyl-, —(C2-C6)alkenyl, —(C2-C6)alkynyl, hydroxy(C1-C6)alkyl-, dihydroxy(C1-C6)alkyl-, —(C1-C6)alkoxy, ((C1-C6)alkoxy)CO(C1-C6)alkoxy-, phenyl, benzyl, —NH2, —NH(C1-C6)alkyl, —(C1-C6)alkyl-NH(C1-C6)alkyl-R14, —CN, —SH, —OR11, —CONR5R6, —(C1-C6alkyl)-CO—NR5R6, —COOR7, —(C1-C6)alkyl-CO—OR7, —(C1-C6)alkoxy-COOR7, —(OCH2CH2)s—O(C1-C6)alkyl, —(CH2CH2O)s—(C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C6)alkyl)sulfonyl, ((C1-C6)alkyl)sulfonyl(C1-C6)alkyl-, —NH—SO2(C1-C6)alkyl, NH2—SO2(C1-C6)alkyl-, —N(SO2(C1-C6)alkyl)2, —C(?NH)NH2, —NH—CO—(C1-C6)alkyl, —NH—CO—NH2, —NH—C(?O)—NH—(C1-C6)alkyl, —NH—C(?O)-(6- to 14-membered)aryl, —NH—C(?O)—(C1-C6)alkyl-(6- to 14-membered)aryl, —NH—(C1-C6)alkyl-CO—OR7, —NH—C(?O)—(C1-C6)alkyl-CO—OR7, —NH—C(?O)—CH(NH2)—(C1-C6)alkyl-CO—OR7, —(C3-C12)cycloalkyl, ((C3-C12)cycloalkyl)-(C1-C6)alkyl-, -(6- to 14-membered)aryl, -(6- to 14-membered)aryloxy, —(C1-C6)alkoxy-C(O)NR5R6, —NH—(C1-C6)alkyl-C(O)—NR5R6, —C(O)NH—(C1-C6)alkyl-COOR7, ((6- to 14-membered)aryl)-(C1-C6)alkyl-, -(5- to 12-membered)heteroaryl, ((5- to 12-membered)heteroaryl)-(C1-C6)alkyl-, -(3- to 12-membered)heterocycle, ((3- to 12-membered)heterocycle)-(C1-C6)alkyl-, -(7- to 12-membered)bicycloheterocycle, and ((7- to 12-membered)bicycloheterocycle)-(C1-C6)alkyl-;
R3 is —(C1-C6)alkyl, —(C2-C6)alkenyl, or —(C2-C6)alkynyl;
R4 is —OH or —(C1-C5)alkoxy;
R5 and R6 are each independently
a) hydrogen, —OH, halo, —C(halo)3, —CH(halo)2, —CH2(halo);
b) —(C2-C5)alkenyl, —(C2-C5)alkynyl, —(CH2)n—O—(CH2)n—CH3, —(C1-C6)alkoxy, each of which is optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 substituents independently selected from —OH, halo, —(C1-C10)alkyl, —(C2-C10)alkenyl, —(C2-C10)alkynyl, —(C1-C10)alkoxy, —(C3-C12)cycloalkyl, —CHO, —C(O)OH, —C(halo)3, —CH(halo)2, CH2(halo), —(CH2)n—O—(CH2)n—CH3, phenyl, or CONR5R6;
c) —(C3-C8)cycloalkyl, ((C3-C8)cycloalkyl)-(C1-C6)alkyl-, —COOR7, —(C1-C6)alkyl-COOR7, —CONH2, or (C1-C6)alkyl-CONH—;
d) ((6- to 14-membered)aryl) optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 independently selected R30 groups; or
e) R5 and R6 together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached form a (4- to 8-membered)heterocycle optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 independently selected R30 groups;
R5a and R6a are each independently selected from the group consisting of:
a) hydrogen, —OH, halo, —C(halo)3, —CH(halo)2, and —CH2(halo);
b) —(C2-C6)alkenyl, —(C2-C6)alkynyl, —(CH2)n—O—(CH2)n—CH3, and —(C1-C6)alkoxy, each of which is optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 substituents independently selected from —OH, halo, —(C1-C10)alkyl, —(C2-C12)alkenyl, —(C2-C12)alkynyl, —(C1-C10)alkoxy, —(C3-C12)cycloalkyl, —CHO, —COOH, —C(halo)3, —CH(halo)2, CH2(halo), —(CH2)n—O—(CH2)n—CH3, and phenyl;
c) —(C3-C8)cycloalkyl, ((C3-C8)cycloalkyl)-(C1-C6)alkyl-, —COOR7, —(C1-C6)alkyl-COOR7, —CONH2, and (C1-C6)alkyl-CONH—;
d) -(6- to 14-membered)aryl optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 independently selected R30 groups; or
e) R5a and R6a together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached form a (4- to 8-membered)heterocycle optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 independently selected R30 groups;
each R7 is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, —(C1-C6)alkyl, —(C2-C6)alkenyl, —(C2-C6)alkynyl, —(C3-C12)cycloalkyl, —(C4-C12)cycloalkenyl, ((C3-C12)cycloalkyl)-(C1-C6)alkyl-, and ((C4-C12)cycloalkenyl)-(C1-C6)alkyl-;
each R8 is methyl or ethyl;
each R9 is independently phenyl, or CONR5aR6a;
each R11 is independently selected from —C(halo)3, —CH(halo)2, —CH2(halo), —(C2-C5)alkenyl, —(C2-C5)alkynyl, —(CH2)n—O—(CH2)n—CH3, (6- to 14-membered)aryl, ((6- to 14-membered)aryl)-(C1-C6)alkyl-, (5- to 12-membered)heteroaryl, and ((5- to 12-membered)heteroaryl)-(C1-C6)alkyl-;
each R14 is independently selected from —COOR7, —(C1-C6)alkyl-COOR7, —C(?O)—(C1-C6)alkyl-COOR7, —(C1-C6)alkyl-C(?O)—(C1-C6)alkyl-COOR7, CONH2, or —(C1-C6)alkyl-CONH;
each R30 is independently selected from COOR7, CONR5aR6a, —C(?O), CN, -(3- to 12-membered)heteroaryl, ((3- to 12-membered)heteroaryl)-(C1-C6)alkyl-, NH2, halo, and ((6- to 14-membered)aryl)-(C1-C6)alkoxy-;
m is an integer 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6;
n is an integer 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6;
s in an integer 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6;
provided that when R4 is —(C1-C5)alkoxy then:
R2a and R2b cannot be taken together to form ?O;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,138,205

ARTIFICIAL SELF-SUFFICIENT CYTOCHROME P450S

University of Florida Res...

1. A fusion protein comprising:(i) a cytochrome P450 enzyme which catalyzes transfer of a nitro functional group to provide a compound represented by Formula V:
wherein:X1 is halogen, substituted or unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-6 alkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-6 alkynyl, substituted or unsubstituted, monocyclic, 3- to 6-membered carbocyclyl, substituted or unsubstituted, monocyclic, 3- to 6- membered heterocyclyl, substituted or unsubstituted phenyl, substituted or unsubstituted, monocyclic, 5- to 6-membered heteroaryl, —ORA1a, —N(RA1a)2, or —SRA1a,
wherein RA1a is independently hydrogen, substituted or unsubstituted acyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkynyl, substituted or unsubstituted carbocyclyl, substituted or unsubstituted heterocyclyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl, substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl, a nitrogen protecting group when attached to a nitrogen atom, an oxygen protecting group when attached to an oxygen atom, or a sulfur protecting group when attached to a sulfur atom, or two instances of RA1a are joined to form a substituted or unsubstituted, heterocyclic ring, or substituted or unsubstituted, heteroaryl ring;
each of X2 and X3 is, independently, hydrogen, halogen, substituted or unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-6 alkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-6 alkynyl, substituted or unsubstituted, monocyclic, 3- to 6-membered carbocyclyl, substituted or unsubstituted, monocyclic, 3- to 6-membered heterocyclyl, substituted or unsubstituted phenyl, substituted or unsubstituted, monocyclic, 5- to 6-membered heteroaryl, —ORA1a, —N(RA1a)2, or —SRA1a,
wherein RA1a is independently hydrogen, substituted or unsubstituted acyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkynyl, substituted or unsubstituted carbocyclyl, substituted or unsubstituted heterocyclyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl, substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl, a nitrogen protecting group when attached to a nitrogen atom, an oxygen protecting group when attached to an oxygen atom, or a sulfur protecting group when attached to a sulfur atom, or two instances of RA1a are jointed to form a substituted or unsubstituted, heterocyclic ring, or substituted or unsubstituted, heteroaryl ring;
R1 is H or optionally substituted alkyl;
R2 is H, optionally substituted alkyl, optionally substituted alkenyl, optionally substituted alkynyl, optionally substituted aryl, or optionally substituted heteroaryl; and
Y is NO2;or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof;(ii) an amino acid linker; and,
(iii) a catalytic domain of a reductase enzyme;wherein the linker joins (iii) to a terminus of (i).

US Pat. No. 10,138,198

FLUORINATION OF ACRYLATE ESTERS AND DERIVATIVES

Vifor (International) Ltd...

1. A continuous process for fluorinating a double bond to form a compound of formula 2 or formula 6 comprising:forming a reaction stream comprising a compound of formula 1 or formula 5 dissolved in a hydrofluorocarbon or fluorocarbon solvent,
wherein R1 is hydroxy, alkoxy, chloro, or —OC(O)CH?CH2,the reaction stream flowing through a continuous fluorination reactor at a flow rate of from about 0.2 mL/minute to about 2 mL/minute and fluorine gas flows through the continuous fluorination reactor at a gas flow rate of from about 0.2 mmol/minute to about 2 mmol/minute;
whereby reaction of the compound of formula 1 or formula 5 with the fluorine gas forms a compound of formula 2 or formula 6
wherein R2 is hydroxy, alkoxy, chloro, or —OC(O)CHFCH2F, andfurther reacting the compounds of formula 2 or 6 with an alcohol and a catalyst, wherein when R2 is hydroxy or chloro, the reaction is an esterification and when R2 is alkoxy, the reaction is a transesterification.

US Pat. No. 10,138,189

METHODS FOR PRODUCING 2,6-DIMETHYL-1,5-HEPTADIEN-3-OL AND 2,6-DIMETHYL-1,5-HEPTADIEN-3-YL ACETATE

SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., L...

1. A method for producing 2,6-dimethyl-1,5-heptadien-3-ol, comprising a step of subjecting 2-methyl-3-buten-2-yl 2-methyl-2-propenyl ether of formula (1):
to a rearrangement reaction in the presence of a base to obtain 2,6-dimethyl-1,5-heptadien-3-ol of formula (2):

US Pat. No. 10,138,177

PROCESS AND INSTALLATION FOR THE CONVERSION OF CRUDE OIL TO PETROCHEMICALS HAVING AN IMPROVED PROPYLENE YIELD

SAUDI BASIC INDUSTRIES CO...

1. An integrated process to convert crude oil into petrochemical products, the process comprising the steps of:subjecting crude oil to crude oil distillation to produce a gases fraction, resid and at least one of kerosene or gasoil;
subjecting resid to resid upgrading to produce LPG and a liquid resid upgrading effluent;
subjecting a hydrocarbon feed to aromatic ring opening to produce LPG;
subjecting LPG produced by at least one of the resid upgrading or the aromatic ring opening to olefins synthesis;
subjecting part of the liquid resid upgrading effluent to fluid catalytic cracking to produce a light-distillate, a middle-distillate and olefins, and
wherein said hydrocarbon feed comprises:
at least one of the kerosene or the gasoil produced by the crude oil distillation; and
the middle-distillate produced in the process.

US Pat. No. 10,138,155

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SEVERING A MOVING RIBBON OF INORGANIC MATERIAL

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. A method comprising:indirectly engaging a first surface of a ribbon of inorganic material moving in a downward direction with a non-contacting support frame by establishing a positive pressure region and a negative pressure region within a space between the non-contacting support frame and the first surface of the ribbon and urging the non-contacting support frame and the ribbon away from one another in the positive pressure region and toward one another in the negative pressure region, the non-contacting support frame substantially circumscribing a perimeter of a sheet to be separated from the ribbon; and
positioning a thermal separating frame in close proximity to the ribbon and selectively applying heat to the first surface of the ribbon along the perimeter of the sheet to separate the sheet from the ribbon while the non-contacting support frame is indirectly engaged with the ribbon, the thermal separating frame comprising a shape corresponding to the perimeter of the sheet to be separated from the ribbon;
wherein a second surface of the ribbon opposite the first surface remains unengaged by the non-contacting support frame and the thermal separating frame during the indirectly engaging and the positioning.

US Pat. No. 10,138,151

SUBMERGED COMBUSTION BURNERS AND MELTERS, AND METHODS OF USE

Johns Manville, Denver, ...

1. A fluid-cooled combustion burner comprising:a burner body (6) comprising an external conduit (10) and a first internal conduit (12) substantially concentric therewith, and positioned internal of the external conduit (10), the external conduit (10) comprising a first end, a second end, and a longitudinal bore having a longitudinal axis, the first internal conduit (12) comprising a first end, a second end, and a longitudinal bore having a longitudinal axis, and a second internal conduit (14) substantially concentric with, and positioned internal of the first internal conduit, the second internal conduit (14) comprising a first end, a second end, and a longitudinal bore having a longitudinal axis, the external conduit (10) and first internal conduit (12) forming a first annulus (11) there between for passing a cooling fluid, the first internal conduit (12) and the second internal conduit (14) forming a second annulus (13) there between for passing the cooling fluid, and a third internal conduit (15) configured to form a third annulus between the second (14) and third (15) internal conduits, the burner body comprising fuel and oxidant inlet ports near the second ends of the conduits; and
a burner tip (4) defined by an inner wall (28) and an outer wall (30) connected via a crown (32), the outer wall (30) removably fixed to the first end of the external conduit (10) via an outer connection, and the inner wall (28) removably fixed to the first end of the second internal conduit (14) via an inner connection, the burner tip (4) comprising a generally central burner tip flow passage configured to pass a combustible mixture therethrough, the generally central burner tip flow passage defined by the inner wall (28); and
wherein the burner comprises a protective cap (50) positioned adjacent at least a circumferential and radial portion of the burner tip body and defining a generally central protective cap flow passage downstream of the generally central burner tip flow passage configured to pass the combustible mixture therethrough, the generally central protective cap flow passage defined by a cap inner wall (28), the protective cap comprising materials and thickness sufficient to lower the maximum temperature of an unprotected burner tip body by at least 200° C.

US Pat. No. 10,138,148

BIOFILM MEDIA, TREATMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD OF WASTEWATER TREATMENT

RENEWABLE FIBERS, LLC, R...

1. A treatment system comprisinga first bioreactor comprising an inlet adapted to receive a first bioreactor influent having one or more contaminants, a first bioreactor effluent first outlet adapted to dispense a first portion of bioreactor effluent from the first bioreactor and a first bioreactor effluent second outlet adapted to dispense a second portion of bioreactor effluent from the first bioreactor, the second portion of bioreactor effluent comprising a mobile biofilm;
a liquid-solid separation unit in direct fluid communication with the first bioreactor effluent first outlet;
a solid-solid separation unit in direct fluid communication with the first bioreactor effluent second outlet of the first bioreactor and adapted to receive and separate the second portion of bioreactor effluent into a stream comprising mobile biofilm and a stream comprising residual solids, the solid-solid separation unit including an outlet for returning the stream comprising the mobile biofilm to the first bioreactor;
a second bioreactor disposed in fluid communication between the first bioreactor and the outlet of the solid-solid separation unit, the second bioreactor having a first inlet for receiving the stream comprising mobile biofilm from the solid-solid separation unit, a second inlet for receiving a second bioreactor influent, and an outlet for dispensing a second effluent to the first bioreactor.

US Pat. No. 10,138,147

WATER TREATMENT DEVICE

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A water treatment device, comprising:a biological treatment tank configured to store a liquid containing organisms that decompose contaminants, wherein the biological treatment tank includes:
a dispersed bacteria treatment tank filled with microorganism immobilizing carriers and configured to store a dispersed bacteria mixture having non-agglomerative bacteria that decompose dispersed contaminants;
an activated sludge treatment tank configured to store an activated sludge mixture having suspended activated sludge that decomposes the dispersed bacteria; a membrane immersed in the activated sludge treatment tank; and
a screen including a plurality of holes or gaps which does not allow passage of the microorganism immobilizing carriers therethrough, being disposed to interpose between a storage space of the dispersed bacteria treatment tank and a storage space of the activated sludge treatment tank, and configured to allow the dispersed bacteria mixture to be supplied to the activated sludge mixture;
a circulating liquid pipe connected to a bottom portion of the storage space of the dispersed bacteria treatment tank that stores the dispersed bacteria mixture;
a pump connected to the circulating liquid pipe and configured to generate a circulating liquid flow from the dispersed bacteria mixture in the dispersed bacteria treatment tank;
a gas-liquid two-phase flow generation device connected to the pump and configured to use the circulating liquid flow to suction a gas containing oxygen and thus generate a gas-liquid two-phase flow of the circulating liquid having the gas dispersed therein;
a nozzle connected to the gas-liquid two-phase flow generation device, being disposed in the bottom portion of the storage space of the dispersed bacteria treatment tank, and configured to inject the gas-liquid two-phase flow into the dispersed bacteria treatment tank; and
a discharge path connected to the storage space of the activated sludge treatment tank that stores the activated sludge mixture and configured to discharge the activated sludge mixture from the activated sludge treatment tank.

US Pat. No. 10,138,146

BRINE FILTRATION DEVICE

1. A brine filtration device for facilitating mixing of sodium chloride into a fluid and filtration of salt crystals out of the fluid to minimize entrainment of the salt crystals in the fluid exiting an output port of a brine storage tank, the device comprising:an outer tube having a length and an outer diameter, the length of the outer tube being greater than the outer diameter of the outer tube, the outer tube having a plurality of slits for facilitating flow of the fluid through the outer tube from an exterior side of the outer tube to an interior side of the outer tube, each of the slits of the outer tube having a width that is between 0.1 to 0.5 mm;
an inner tube defining a length and an outer diameter, the length of the inner tube being greater than the outer diameter of the inner tube, the inner tube having a plurality of slits for facilitating flow of the fluid through the inner tube from an exterior side of the inner tube to an interior side of the inner tube, each of the slits of the inner tube having a width that is between 0.1 to 0.5 mm, the inner tube being disposed within the outer tube;
a plurality of beads disposed between the inner and outer tubes, each of the beads having a diameter of between 2 to 20 mm;
an output port in fluid communication with the interior side of the inner tube so that the fluid flows from the exterior side of the outer tube to the interior side of the outer tube then from the exterior side of the inner tube to the interior side of the inner tube and out through the output port.

US Pat. No. 10,138,115

LOW PROFILE TRANSDUCER MODULE

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. A transducer structure, comprising:a substrate;
a micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) structure disposed over a first side of the substrate;
an integrated circuit disposed over the first side of the substrate;
a lid over the first side of the substrate covering the micro-electro-mechanical system structure and the integrated circuit, wherein a portion of the substrate extends laterally beyond the lid;
a volume defined between the first side of the substrate and the lid so that the MEMS structure and the integrated circuit are located within the volume;
the substrate comprising an electric contact laterally displaced to the lid only on the first side of the substrate, wherein the electric contact is electrically coupled to the micro-electro-mechanical system structure and wherein the electric contact extends along the first side of the substrate from an external environment located outside the volume to inside the volume so that the electric contact physically contacts the lid at a periphery of the volume.

US Pat. No. 10,138,108

GAS-LIQUID MIXING DEVICE OF BEVERAGE

ADT (CHINA) LTD., Ningbo...

1. A gas-liquid mixing device of a beverage, comprising a container, a liquid inlet pipe configured to allow liquid to enter the container, a gas inlet pipe configured to allow gas to enter the container, and a liquid discharging pipe configured to discharge the liquid, wherein the container is externally provided with a refrigeration evaporator; the container is further internally provided with a liquid precooling pipe; a liquid inlet of the liquid precooling pipe is connected with the liquid inlet pipe; after being mixed and dissolved with the gas entering through the gas inlet pipe, the precooled liquid in the container is discharged through the liquid discharging pipe; a liquid molecule expander is further arranged in the container and comprises a precooling liquid container inlet connected with the liquid precooling pipe, and a collision wall arranged in the container; and the precooling liquid container inlet ejects the precooled liquid to the collision wall, wherein the liquid precooling pipe is in contact with the liquid inside the container.

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. 10,138,083

SHEET DISCHARGING APPARATUS, SHEET FEEDING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A sheet discharging apparatus comprising:an apparatus body;
a discharge member provided in the apparatus body and configured to discharge a sheet;
a movable tray movable with respect to the apparatus body and including a sheet supporting surface configured to support the sheet discharged by the discharge member;
a movable member provided in the movable tray and configured to move by being pressed by the sheet supported on the sheet supporting surface; and
a detecting portion provided in the apparatus body and configured to detect a presence of the sheet supported on the sheet supporting surface in response to a position of the movable member,
wherein the movable member includes an extension portion extending out of the movable tray toward the apparatus body,
the apparatus body is provided with an opening portion through which the extension portion extends into the apparatus body,
the opening portion is formed such that the extension portion is movable along a moving direction of the movable tray within the apparatus body, and
the detecting portion is configured to detect a position of the movable member by detecting the extension portion.

US Pat. No. 10,138,079

APPLIANCE FOR HANDLING LAYERS OF PALLETIZED PRODUCTS

BEMA S.R.L., Viano (Regg...

1. An apparatus for handling layers of palletized products, comprising:a gripping head associable to a transfer machine adapted to displace said gripping head at least along a substantially vertical direction, said gripping head being provided with at least one support framework associable to said transfer machine and at least one substantially horizontal suction plane associated to said support framework and adapted to suction a layer (S) of palletized products (P),
wherein said gripping head comprises at least one fall-prevention plane associated to said support framework and mobile between a rest configuration, wherein the space underlying the suction plane is clear and the suction plane is free to be arranged at contact with the upper surface of the layer (S) of products (P), and an operating configuration, wherein the fall-prevention plane is arranged below the suction plane and the layer (S) of suctioned products (P), to prevent the products (P) from falling during the displacement of the gripping head by the transfer machine,
wherein said gripping head comprises one flexible curtain element along each side of said suction plane and a plurality of substantially horizontal bars adapted to push each of said flexible curtain elements inwards for at least partial adhesion thereof to the lateral walls of said layer (S) of products (P), wherein each horizontal bar is moved towards or away from said flexible curtain element through a system of rocker levers actuated by automatic actuators,
wherein each flexible curtain element hangs freely from a respective side of said suction plane in such a manner that each flexible curtain element is separated from said plurality of substantially horizontal bars and is adapted to be able to be shortened or extended depending on the height of the products (P) and the distance between the products (P) and said flexible curtain elements,
wherein each flexible curtain element is oriented between the lateral wall of the layer (S) of products (P) and said plurality of substantially horizontal bars,
wherein each horizontal bar is affixed to a distal end of each of said rocker levers, and
wherein, when said gripping head is being displaced by the transfer machine to move a layer (S) of products (P), and when said suction plane is suctioning said layer (S) of product (P), each horizontal bar is moved towards said flexible curtain element by its associated rocker lever and pushes on each flexible curtain element on each side of said suction plane to cause said at least partial adhesion of each flexible curtain element to each lateral wall of said layer (S) of product (P) so as to guarantee the suction vacuum for gripping the layer (S).

US Pat. No. 10,138,019

BAKERY TRAY ASSEMBLY

REHRIG PACIFIC COMPANY, ...

1. A tray comprising:a base having a curved profile;
a first pair of walls extending upward from the base; and
a second pair of walls extending upward from the base, wherein the curved profile of the base extends upward from each of the first pair of walls and peaks along a middle portion of the second pair of walls, the curved profile of the base includes one continuous curve extending from one of the first pair of walls to another one of the first pair of walls, and the second pair of walls each include a curved profile that curves in the same direction as the curved profile of the base and an inner wall portion spaced from an outer wall portion by an upper wall portion.

US Pat. No. 10,138,001

UAV PAYLOAD MODULE CAMERA ASSEMBLY AND RETRACTION MECHANISM

AeroVironment, Inc., Mon...

1. A UAV comprising:a) a payload module comprising a deployable payload; and
b) a retraction mechanism apparatus capable of moving the payload from a stowed position within a UAV to a deployed position extending out of the UAV, the retraction mechanism being configured such that the payload retracts back into the UAV upon contact with a landing surface if the payload is not retracted before the UAV contacts the landing surface so as to reduce at least one of: (1) a probability, or (2) a severity of damage to a deployed payload upon landing.

US Pat. No. 10,137,903

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM

Uber Technologies, Inc., ...

1. An on-board diagnostic system for an autonomous vehicle (AV) comprising:at least one AV systems interface connecting the on-board diagnostic system with a plurality of AV systems;
one or more processors; and
one or more memory resources storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to:
receive, via the at least one AV systems interface, diagnostic data from the plurality of AV systems;
for each respective AV system of the plurality of AV systems, determine whether the diagnostic data indicate that the respective AV system is operating nominally; and
in response to determining a fault condition corresponding to the respective AV system not operating nominally, initiate a procedure associated with the respective AV system to resolve or mitigate the fault condition by:
controlling one or more sensors or actuators to reset the respective AV system;
determining whether resetting the respective AV system resolves the fault condition;
based on determining that resetting the respective AV system does not resolve the fault condition, determining whether the fault condition for the respective AV system can be mitigated; and
based on determining that the fault condition can be mitigated, controlling one or more sensors or actuators to mitigate the fault condition in accordance with the procedure associated with the respective AV system.

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. 10,137,889

METHOD FOR SMARTPHONE-BASED ACCIDENT DETECTION

Zendrive, Inc., San Fran...

1. A system for determining a vehicular accident associated with first user and a vehicle, the system comprising:a first application executing on a first device associated with the first user, wherein the first application is operable to collect a first movement dataset sampled from at least one of a first motion sensor and a first location sensor of the first device;
an accident detection processing system operable to:
receive a traffic dataset describing traffic conditions proximal a vehicle location, wherein the vehicle location is extracted from the first movement dataset, wherein the traffic conditions comprise a traffic level, a traffic law, and accident data;
retrieve an accident detection model; and
determine a vehicular accident event in substantially real-time with the accident detection model, the traffic dataset, and the first movement dataset, and based on the traffic level exceeding a traffic level threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,137,883

ACTIVE VIBRATION REDUCTION CONTROL APPARATUS FOR HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE AND METHOD THEREOF

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. An active vibration reduction control apparatus for a hybrid electric vehicle, the active vibration reduction control apparatus comprising:a reference signal generator generating a reference signal and a first phase based on a first rotational angle of a first motor which is coupled to one side of an engine;
a vibration extractor extracting a vibration signal from a second motor which is coupled to another side of the engine;
a coefficient determiner determining a filter coefficient which minimizes a phase difference between the reference signal and the vibration signal;
a phase determiner detecting a second phase which corresponds to the phase difference between the reference signal and the vibration signal using a first speed signal of the first motor and the filter coefficient;
a phase deviation amount detector detecting a third phase for compensating for a phase delay using the first speed signal of the first motor; and
a synchronization signal generator generating an antiphase signal of a shape of an actual vibration, using the first phase, the second phase, or the third phase using a look-up table for signal amplitude for each of phase values, in order to determine a compensating force of the first motor.

US Pat. No. 10,137,847

EXTERIOR WIRING HARNESS

AutoNetworks Technologies...

1. An exterior wiring harness to be routed through a clearance having a specified clearance width and a specified clearance length, comprising:a plurality of wires; and
an exterior body formed by surrounding outer peripheries of the plurality of wires by a fibrous synthetic resin,
wherein:
the exterior body includes opposite first and second longitudinal ends spaced from one another in an extending direction of the plurality of wires and having an outer surface between the ends, the outer surface being configured to define a flat portion spaced from the first and second longitudinal ends of the exterior body and having a flat cross-sectional shape the flat portion having a minor width smaller than the clearance width, a major width larger than the clearance width and a length greater than the clearance length, the exterior body further including a first end portion extending from the flat portion to the first longitudinal end of the exterior body and a second end portion extending from the flat portion to the second longitudinal end of the exterior body, the first and second end portions having cross-sectional dimensions greater than the minor width of the flat portion, and wherein the fibrous synthetic resin extends out from the wires to the exterior surface of the exterior body.

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. 10,137,816

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. 10,137,809

FLEXIBLE TANK WITH CAPE

2. A flexible tank for transporting bulk liquids or semi-liquid materials, comprising:at least one inner layer made of a flexible water-proof polymeric material, said at least one inner layer having first and second ends;
an outer shell made of a flexible polymeric material and forming an interior, said at least one inner layer positioned inside said interior of said outer shell, said outer shell having first and second ends;
a discharge valve extending through said outer shell and said at least one inner layer, said discharge valve being located near said first end of said at least one inner layer and said first end of said at least one outer shell; and
one cape that is generally rectangular in shape, centered along the longitudinal center of the outer shell, and has a constant width between 72 to 92 inches.

US Pat. No. 10,137,808

RECESSED SEAM STRUCTURE FOR COVER

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

1. A seat having a recessed seam, comprising:a cushion material;
a cover element covering the cushion material, the cover element including an outer surface and an inner surface, the cover element being attached to the cushion material;
a recessed seam defined in the cover element such that a predetermined portion of the cover element is recessed inwardly into the cushion material;
a mating fastener provided between the cover element and the cushion material at a location corresponding to the recessed seam, the mating fastener being configured to permit repeated coupling of the cover element and the cushion material, the mating fastener comprising:
a first fastener including a first engagement element, the first fastener being fixed to the inner surface of the cover element along the recessed seam;
a second fastener including a second engagement element, the second fastener having a base portion fixedly provided in the cushion material;
the first and second engagement elements being positioned in the cushion material to permit mutual engagement for placing the first fastener and second fastener in a joined condition between the cover element and the cushion material to thereby couple the cover element and the cushion material, and permit disengagement thereof from each other for placing the first fastener and second fastener in a separated condition between the cover element and the cushion material to thereby allow the cover element to be released from the cushion material; and
a slider configured to cause the mutual engagement and disengagement of the first engagement element and second engagement element, the slide being slidingly movable along the first and second engagement elements,
wherein the base portion of the second fastener is formed of an elongated planar material to provide an elongated planar base portion in the second fastener,
wherein the second fastener further includes an elongated rectangular base material having a first end provided with the second engagement element and a second end opposite to the first end,
wherein the elongated planar base portion of the second fastener is integrally fixed to the second end of the elongated rectangular base material to extend in a transverse direction of the elongated rectangular base material, and
wherein the elongated planar base portion is fixed to the cushion material in a direction along the recessed seam.

US Pat. No. 10,137,749

AIR SPRING WITH DAMPING CHARACTERISTICS FOR HEAVY-DUTY VEHICLES

Hendrickson USA, L.L.C., ...

1. A method for converting a non-damping air spring into an air spring with damping characteristics for a suspension assembly of a heavy-duty vehicle, comprising the following steps:a) providing a non-damping air spring including a bellows and a piston, said bellows configured to be attached to said piston to form a bellows chamber and further configured to be attached to a main member of said heavy-duty vehicle, the piston having an open bottom and being free of a piston chamber, said piston being configured to be attached to said suspension assembly of said heavy-duty vehicle,
b) said non-damping air spring being converted to a damping air spring by:
i) forming at least one opening between said bellows chamber and said piston;
ii) sealingly closing said open bottom of said piston by attaching a disc to the open bottom, whereby the piston and said disc define a piston chamber, wherein airflow between the bellows chamber and the piston chamber provides damping to the suspension assembly of said heavy-duty vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,137,737

PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND OPERATING METHOD THEREFOR

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A portable electronic device comprising:a sensor; and
a controller configured to control the sensor, obtain motion information of the portable electronic device to detect a motion of at least a part of an arm of a user, switch the portable electronic device to a driving mode based on the obtained motion information, and activate at least one function related to driving from among functions of the portable electronic device,
wherein the motion information comprises at least one of an acceleration of the portable electronic device, a speed of the portable electronic device, and a velocity of the portable electronic device, and
wherein the controller is configured to switch the portable electronic device to the driving mode when a change in a sign of a vertical velocity of the portable electronic device occurs during a preset period of time more than a preset number of times and an average of a vertical speed of the portable electronic device is within a preset speed range during the preset period of time.

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. 10,137,716

TAPE CARTRIDGE

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A tape cartridge detachably installed in a tape printing apparatus having a cartridge installation portion on which the tape cartridge is installed, a tape feeding mechanism portion that feeds a printing tape from the installed tape cartridge, a ribbon feeding mechanism portion that feeds an ink ribbon in synchronization with the feeding of the printing tape, a printing head portion that performs printing on the printing tape and is configured to be movable between a printing position and a retracting position, a head cover that is provided on the cartridge installation portion in a projecting manner, covers the printing head while allowing the printing head to move, and has a plurality of corners, and a convex portion that is provided on one of the corners of the head cover and guides installation of the tape cartridge, the tape cartridge comprising:a platen roller that receives power from the tape feeding mechanism portion and faces the printing head portion in a state where the printing tape and the ink ribbon are disposed between the platen roller and the printing head at the printing position;
a winding up core that winds up the ink ribbon; and
a cartridge casing that accommodates the printing tape, the ink ribbon, the platen roller, and the winding up core,
wherein the cartridge casing includes an insertion opening in which the head cover is inserted when the tape cartridge is installed on the cartridge installation portion; and
wherein the insertion opening includes:
an inner wall portion including a first inner wall that is disposed at a printing tape accommodation side of the insertion opening and a second inner wall that is disposed at a winding up core side of the insertion opening; and
a facing portion that is a corner portion formed by the first inner wall and the second inner wall and faces the convex portion when the tape cartridge is installed on the cartridge installation portion.

US Pat. No. 10,137,705

TRANSPORT DEVICE AND PRINTING APPARATUS

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A transport device comprising:a transport section configured to transport a medium;
a medium guide section including a guide face for guiding, in a transport direction, the medium in a state of being transported by the transport section;
a cover configured to be attached on the guide face; and
a storage section configured to store in itself the cover in a state of being detached,
wherein one edge side of the cover is secured to the storage section, and
wherein the storage section is disposed along an upstream edge side of the guide face, and another edge side of the cover is configured to be attachably and detachably engaged with a downstream side of the medium guide section through the guide face.

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. 10,137,667

GLASS LAMINATE CONSTRUCTION FOR OPTIMIZED BREAKAGE PERFORMANCE

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. A glass laminate for a vehicle glazing, the glass laminate comprising:an outer glass sheet having an outer first surface and an inner second surface;
an inner glass sheet having an outer third surface and an inner fourth surface; and
a polymer interlayer between the second surface of the outer glass sheet and the third surface of the inner glass sheet,
wherein the inner glass sheet is chemically strengthened with a depth of layer (DOL),
wherein at least one of the inner glass sheet and the outer glass sheet has a thickness not exceeding about 2 mm or less, and
wherein the outer third surface of the inner glass sheet has flaws formed therein to weaken the glass laminate in the event of an internal impact on the inner fourth surface, the flaws formed in the third surface having a depth of about 80% to 90% a depth of the depth of layer (DOL).

US Pat. No. 10,137,645

PROCESS AND MACHINE FOR MANUFACTURING AN OPHTHALMIC LENS

ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL, C...

1. A process for manufacturing an ophthalmic lens (10) having at least one optical function, which comprises:a step (100) of additively manufacturing said ophthalmic lens (10), by depositing a plurality of predetermined volume elements of at least one material having a predetermined refractive index, in accordance with a target geometric envelope (18);
a step of determining an actual geometric envelope at least once during the implementation of said additive manufacturing step (100); and
a step of triggering a corrective action if there is in a zone (P) a difference (Ecdif) larger than a predetermined threshold (S1, S2) between said target geometric envelope (18) and said actual geometric envelope, wherein said step of triggering a corrective action includes:
i) implementing a first corrective action when there is, in said zone (P), between said target geometric envelope (18) and said actual geometric envelope, a difference (Ecdif) larger than a first predetermined threshold (S1) and lower than a second predetermined threshold (S2), and
ii) implementing a second corrective action different from the first corrective action when there is, in said zone (P), between said target geometric envelope (18) and said actual geometric envelope, a difference (Ecdif) larger than said second predetermined threshold (S2), and
wherein said first corrective action includes depositing, on said zone (P), at least one additional predetermined volume element (14) without replacing the target geometric envelope (18), this deposition being said to be an altitude addition, whereas the second corrective action includes determining a modified target geometric envelope (19) replacing said target geometric envelope (18).

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. 10,137,516

ELECTROCHEMICAL MACHINING OF A WORKPIECE

MTU AERO ENGINES AG, Mun...

1. A machine comprising a base and at least one work station which comprises a module for electrochemically machining a workpiece, wherein the module comprises:a frame; and
an electrode arrangement comprising
at least one electrode which is mechanically connected to the frame, and a drive for moving the at least one electrode, which drive is attached to the frame;
a workpiece holder for separably attaching the workpiece; and
a positioning device for displacing the workpiece holder and the module relative to each other,
and wherein
the drive comprises a drive axle at a distance from which a swivel axle is arranged, a drive arm being hinge-coupled to the swivel axle; and
an eccentric shaft is arranged on the drive axle or is integral with an output shaft of the drive, a second axle of the eccentric shaft representing the swivel axel.

US Pat. No. 10,137,348

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LOW RESOLUTION GOLF SWING IMAGE CAPTURE ANALYSIS

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. A method for generating a golf swing analysis output of a golfer's swing, comprising:obtaining a plurality of images from at least one camera;
calculating relative position or motion data between two or more different portions of a golfer, a golf club, or a golf ball from each of a plurality of the obtained images using a computer;
generating a swing analysis output from the calculated position or motion data, the swing analysis output identifying at least one of swing characteristic information and/or swing profile information associated with the golfer's swing; and
providing a swing improvement recommendation based upon the generated swing analysis output.

US Pat. No. 10,137,318

AIRCRAFT DEMAND REGULATOR AND DILUTION REGULATION METHOD

Zodiac Aerotechnics, Pla...

1. An aircraft breathing device comprising a demand regulator and a source of breathable gas including high rate oxygen, the demand regulator comprising:a respiratory chamber supplied with respiratory gas comprising breathable gas and dilution gas,
a breathable gas supply line to be connected to the source of breathable gas and supplying the respiratory chamber with breathable gas,
a dilution gas supply line to be connected to a source of dilution gas and supplying the respiratory chamber with dilution gas,
a first adjusting device adjusting the pressure in the respiratory chamber, and
a second adjusting device adjusting the rate of dilution gas in the respiratory gas supplied to the respiratory chamber, the second adjusting device comprising a dilution valve disposed in the dilution gas supply line and the dilution valve being movable between a retracted position and a protruded position,
wherein (i) the first adjusting device is of non-electrical, pneumatic type, (ii) the second adjusting device comprises a sensor and an electrical control unit, the electrical control unit receiving a signal from the sensor and the electrical control unit adjusting the rate of dilution gas in the respiratory gas by controlling the dilution valve in function of said signal, and the sensor being selected from at least one of (a) an absolute pressure sensor sensing cabin or aircraft altitude, (b) a saturation sensor sensing an oxygen saturation in blood of a user of the device, (c) a flow meter sensing flow in the breathable gas supply line, the dilution gas supply line, or a respiratory gas supply line shared by a downstream portion of the breathable gas supply line and a downstream portion of the dilution gas supply line, (d) a gas sensor sensing a rate of oxygen flow in the respiratory gas supply line, or (e) a position sensor sensing position of the dilution valve, and (iii) the electrical control unit is configured to cause the dilution valve to move to any of the retracted position, the protruded position, or a plurality of positions intermediate the retracted and protruded positions, in response to receipt of the signal from the sensor.

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. 10,137,308

ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHY TRIGGERED TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME

The Florida International...

1. A system, comprising:a hardware component comprising an integrated circuit;
a software component stored on a computer-readable medium and in operable communication with the hardware component: and
a Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) machine capable of producing magnetic stimulation,
the integrated circuit being in operable communication the TMS machine,
the software component being configured to receive waveforms from electrocardiography (ECG) hardware and to compute a determination factor based on the received waveforms such that if the determination factor is outside a predetermined range, the software component sends an abort signal to the TMS machine to cease any magnetic stimulation,
the software component being further configured to accept an input from a user and to send a control signal to the hardware component to perform an operation on the TMS machine based on the input from the user,
the software component comprising a graphical user interface with which the user interacts to provide the input,
the TMS machine comprising a first pedal corresponding to aborting magnetic stimulation, a second pedal corresponding to decreasing intensity of a magnetic pulse, a third pedal corresponding to triggering a magnetic pulse with a predefined intensity, and a fourth pedal corresponding to increasing intensity of a magnetic pulse,
the hardware component further comprising a first solenoid disposed adjacent to the first pedal of the TMS machine,
the system being configured such that, if the user input indicates that magnetic stimulation is to be aborted the hardware component presses the first pedal of the TMS machine by activating the first solenoid, and
the system being configured such that detection of a highest peak of an R wave by the ECG hardware is synchronized with triggering of the TMS machine.

US Pat. No. 10,137,304

MEDICAL DEVICE WITH MULTIPLE CHANNEL INDEPENDENT RATE CONTROL

Medtronic, Inc., Minneap...

1. A method for delivering electrical stimulation therapy to a patient, the method comprising:delivering, by a stimulation generation circuit, first electrical stimulation pulses at a first programmed rate on a first channel; and
delivering, by the same stimulation generation circuit, second electrical stimulation pulses at a second programmed rate on a second channel, wherein the second programmed rate is different than the first programmed rate, and wherein the second programmed rate is independent of the first programmed rate.

US Pat. No. 10,137,258

PHARMACEUTICAL INJECTION DEVICE AND STORAGE CASE THEREFOR

PHC HOLDINGS CORPORATION,...

1. A pharmaceutical injection device, comprising:a main case that has a pharmaceutical syringe mounting component to which a pharmaceutical syringe is mounted;
a piston that is provided movably with respect to the pharmaceutical syringe mounted to the pharmaceutical syringe mounting component;
a driver that drives the piston;
a power switch that switches power on and off;
a display component that is provided to the main case;
a needle mounting component;
a needle detector that is provided to the main case and directly or indirectly detects whether an injection needle is mounted to the needle mounting component;
a cap that is removably attached to the main case so as to be disposed around an outer periphery of the pharmaceutical syringe in a state in which the pharmaceutical syringe is mounted to the pharmaceutical syringe mounting component;
a cap detector that detects whether the cap is attached to the main case; and
a controller that, after a user switches off the power switch:
executes a first control to display on the display component a message directly or indirectly prompting the user to remove the injection needle when mounting of the injection needle has been detected by the needle detector,
executes a second control to display on the display component a message prompting the user to mount the cap when mounting of the cap is not detected by the cap detector after execution of the first control, and
switches off the power if the injection needle is not removed and the cap detector does not detect mounting of the cap after a predetermined time.

US Pat. No. 10,137,232

TET SYSTEM FOR IMPLANTED MEDICAL DEVICE

HeartWare, Inc., Miami L...

1. A system, comprising:an implantable electrical device including a pump having a motor, the electrical device sized to be received within a body of a patient;
an implantable power unit sized for mounting within the body of the patient and in electrical communication with the implantable electrical device, the power unit having a receiving coil and a power circuit in communication with the receiving coil to transmit power from the receiving coil to the implantable electrical device; and
a power supply external to the patient having:
a transmitting coil adapted for transcutaneous mutual inductive coupling with the receiving coil, the transmitting coil and the receiving coil including a resonant frequency;
a drive circuit configured to apply an alternating current having a variable transmission frequency to the transmitting coil;
a control circuit configured to maintain a difference between the transmission frequency and the resonant frequency; and
a monitoring circuit operable to monitor a condition of the power circuit and to send a transcutaneous telemetry signal representing the monitored condition, the monitoring circuit being configured to measure a voltage at the receiving coil.

US Pat. No. 10,137,102

OLIGOMERIC FORMS OF 3-HYDROXYBUTYRATE

1. A method of treatment of an individual having an ophthalmic disorder, said method comprising:administering to the individual a therapeutically effective amount of a molecule of general formula I,
whereinn is an integer 1 or 2, andZ is selected from a carboxylic acid, its pharmaceutically acceptable salt or ester and the disorder is associated with oxidative stress.

US Pat. No. 10,137,078

METHODS FOR INTRAVESICAL DRUG DELIVERY AND METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR LOADING DEVICES WITH DRUG TABLETS

TARIS Biomedical LLC, Le...

1. A method for administration of a drug into the urinary bladder of a patient, the method comprising:deploying into the urinary bladder of the patient a drug delivery device which comprises (i) elastic walls defining a drug reservoir lumen and a retention frame lumen, (ii) a plurality of solid drug tablets positioned in the drug reservoir lumen, and (iii) a retention frame positioned in the retention frame lumen, the retention frame comprising a shape memory material set in a coiled retention shape, wherein the device is elastically deformable between a relatively lower-profile shape to permit insertion of the device through the patient's urethra and a relatively higher-profile coiled shape for retention of the device within the patient's urinary bladder; and then
releasing solubilized drug from the device into the patient's urinary bladder,
wherein the device comprise a drug reservoir tube that defines the drug reservoir lumen; and a retention frame tube that defines the retention frame lumen, the retention frame tube being longitudinally aligned with and coupled to the drug reservoir tube along their entire lengths, wherein the drug reservoir tube and the retention frame tube are each substantially cylindrical and together form a monolithic structure.

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. 10,136,967

DENTAL IMPLANT ABUTMENT COPINGS

Bicon, LLC, Boston, MA (...

1. A dental abutment coping for securing a dental prosthesis to a dental abutment, the dental abutment coping comprising:a body extending from a first end to a second end along a longitudinal axis, the body defining a cavity extending from an opening in the second end of the dental abutment coping, the body comprising:
an exterior surface adapted to be inserted into a corresponding interface cavity of the dental prosthesis;
a peripheral region of the second end, the peripheral region extending around the opening and comprising a beveled surface oriented towards the longitudinal axis at an angle relative to the longitudinal axis; and
an interior surface sized to accept a head of the dental abutment, the interior surface having a tapered interior region and an interface interior region, the interface interior region being between the peripheral region and the tapered interior region, and the tapered interior region defining an increasing internal diameter of the cavity between a distal end of the cavity and the interface interior region;
wherein the exterior surface includes
a tapered exterior region;
a flat exterior region parallel to the longitudinal axis;
wherein the tapered exterior region extends from the first end of the body to the flat exterior region, the tapered exterior region defining an increasing exterior diameter of the body along the length towards the second end, and
wherein the flat exterior region extends from the tapered exterior region to the beveled surface of the peripheral region of the second end.

US Pat. No. 10,136,964

AUTOMATIC PLACEMENT OF PRECISION CUTS

Align Technology, Inc., ...

1. An orthodontic system for positioning a patient's teeth, comprising:a first patient removable orthodontic tooth positioning appliance having teeth receiving cavities shaped to receive and apply a resilient positioning force to a patient's teeth provided in one of an upper jaw and a lower jaw, the appliance comprising a hook configured to receive an orthodontic elastic band; and
a second patient removable orthodontic tooth positioning appliance having teeth receiving cavities shaped to receive and apply a resilient positioning force to a patient's teeth provided in the other of the upper jaw and the lower jaw, the appliance comprising a cutout operable to expose an orthodontic elastic band receiving member wherein the cutout is operable to be disposed over a tooth, is shaped to extend between a first point of a gingival line of the tooth and a second point of the gingival line of the tooth, and has a gingival-facing surface arrangeable between the elastic band receiving member and an occlusal surface of the tooth.

US Pat. No. 10,136,959

ENDOLUMENAL OBJECT SIZING

Auris Health, Inc., Redw...

1. A method for sizing an object positioned within a patient, comprising:navigating an elongate body to a location within the patient and proximate to the object, the elongate body comprising an imaging sensor for capturing images of the object;
capturing sequential images of the object with the imaging sensor;
navigating the elongate body into at least one of a different orientation and a different position during the capture of the sequential images;
determining orientations and positions of the elongate body during the capture of the sequential images based on a set of robot data;
comparing the orientation and position of the elongate body determined based on the set of robot data for at least one captured sequential image to the orientation and position determined based on the set of robot data for at least another captured sequential image; and
analyzing, with a processor, the sequential images of the object and the comparison of the set of robot data to estimate a size of the object.

US Pat. No. 10,136,898

NARROW PROFILE SURGICAL LIGATION CLIP

TELEFLEX MEDICAL INCORPOR...

1. A surgical ligation clip, defining a longitudinal axis and comprising:first and second legs each extending along the longitudinal axis and having proximal and distal end portions with respect to said longitudinal axis,
a clip hinge joining the first and second legs at a point on their respective proximal end portions, the first and second legs each having inner clamping surfaces between the clip hinge and the distal end portions of said first and second legs, the clamping surfaces being substantially apposed when the clip is in a fully closed position,
a first jaw structure on the first leg extending proximal to the clip hinge, the first jaw structure having a first curved inner surface extending proximally from the clip hinge and facing the longitudinal axis and being substantially concave viewed from said axis,
a second jaw structure on the second leg extending proximal to the clip hinge, the second jaw structure having a second curved inner surface extending proximally from the clip hinge and facing the longitudinal axis and being substantially concave viewed from said axis, and
a buttress body extending from and connected to both the first jaw structure and the second jaw structure by a first living hinge and second living hinge, respectively extending from said first jaw structure and second jaw structure, the buttress body having an outer surface,
the first and second jaw structures being spaced from the longitudinal axis on opposite sides thereof and defining a locking space therebetween, the buttress body being moveable into the locking space such that at least first and second curved planar segment abutment portions of the outer surface of the buttress body each abuts against the substantially concave curved inner surfaces of the first and second jaw structures to bias the clip in a closed position,
wherein the buttress body forms a substantially cylindrical or generalized cylindrical body spanning laterally on a proximal end of the clip, and the locking space is a socket space and a volume subtended by the buttress body can occupy substantially all of said socket space, and
wherein when said buttress body is disposed in said locking space, abutment of the buttress body against the respective substantially concave curved inner surface of each of the first jaw structure and second jaw structure creates moments acting about the clip hinge directly on the first and second jaw structures, which moments directly act on the first and second legs to urge said legs closed and supply a clamping force between said legs.

US Pat. No. 10,136,869

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CHARACTERIZING A CENTRAL AXIS OF A BONE FROM A 3D ANATOMICAL IMAGE

PerkinElmer Health Scienc...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a processor of a computing device, a 3-D image of one or more bones, comprising at least a portion of a bone of interest, of a mammal;
isolating, by the processor, the bone of interest from the one or more bones in the 3-D image;
generating, by the processor, a binary bone mask of the bone of interest;
generating, by the processor, a filled bone mask for the bone of interest using the binary bone mask;
generating, by the processor, a skeleton of the bone of interest by 3D thinning to produce a plurality of branches that include a branch corresponding to a 3-D central axis representing a medial path through the bone of interest; and
generating, by the processor, a pruned skeleton comprising the branch corresponding to the 3-D central axis.

US Pat. No. 10,136,836

IMMUNITY FROM MAGNETIC DISTURBANCE FOR A MAGNETIC LOCATION TRACKER

BIOSENSE WEBSTER (ISRAEL)...

1. A magnetic tracking system for positioning of instruments during a medical procedure on the head of a patient comprisinga ferromagnetic sheet;
a frame having an opening for surrounding a patient's head;
said frame mounted in proximity to the ferromagnetic sheet and having at least one radiator mounted therein
said at least one radiator having at least one coil for producing an alternating magnetic field which induces a respective magnetic image of the coil in the ferromagnetic sheet and wherein the magnetic image acts as a magnetic field radiator; and
a solid sheet of thermal insulation, mounted between the ferromagnetic sheet and the at least one radiator so as to prevent transfer of thermal energy from the at least one radiator to the ferromagnetic sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,136,823

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING CUFF BLOOD PRESSURE

Board of Trustees of Mich...

1. A method for determining blood pressure for a subject using a sphygmomanometer having a cuff and a pressure sensor integrated therein, comprising:measuring an oscillometric cuff pressure waveform of the subject using the sphygmomanometer, where the oscillometric cuff pressure waveform indicates the time evolution of the pressure inside the cuff during inflation and deflation of the cuff;
measuring volume of air pumped into and out of the cuff during inflation and deflation of the cuff;
determining the cross-sectional area waveform of the artery underneath the cuff using the volume of air pumped into and out of the cuff and the measured oscillometric cuff pressure waveform;
determining an envelope of the cross-sectional area waveform as a function of the measured oscillometric cuff pressure waveform; and
determining, by the computer processor, blood pressure for the subject using the envelope.

US Pat. No. 10,136,804

AUTOMATIC FUNDUS IMAGE CAPTURE SYSTEM

Welch Allyn, Inc., Skane...

1. A method of automatically capturing a fundus image of an eye, the method comprising:retrieving at least one first image from an image sensor device;
processing, using at least one computing device, the at least one first image digitally to generate a processed image, including:
downsampling the at least one first image;
converting the at least one first image into at least one monochromatic image;
applying a mask to remove a portion of the at least one first image;
processing the at least one first image for scaling and calculating absolute values of array element associated with the at least one first image to generate a result, and converting the result to unsigned 8 bit;
calculating a mean and standard deviation of the array elements associated with the at least one first image;
calculating a slope of the mean; and
determining the mean, standard deviation, and slope are within a predetermined range;
detecting, using the at least one computing device, at least one point of interest in the processed image;
determining, with the at least one computing device, whether the at least one point of interest is representative of a corresponding feature of the eye; and
capturing the fundus image of the eye based on the at least one first image.

US Pat. No. 10,136,577

FIXED-LINE TRIMMER HEAD WITH IMPROVED LINE CHANNEL

Shakespeare Company, LLC,...

1. A fixed-line trimmer head for a rotary trimmer device, the trimmer head comprising:a housing operatively attachable to the rotary trimmer device, the housing being rotatable when in use around a central axis of rotation and having a top surface extending outwardly from the central axis and facing upward when in use, a bottom surface extending outwardly from the central axis and facing the ground when in use, and a periphery connecting the top surface to the bottom surface;
at least one line channel defined within the housing of the trimmer head having an entrance port recessed within the periphery and an exit port disposed on one of the top and bottom surfaces, wherein the entrance port and the exit port are each located an equal distance from the axis of rotation,
wherein the entrance port recessed within the periphery is defined by a wall extending from the top surface and from the bottom surface, the wall being located at the equal distance from the axis of rotation;
an actuator comprising:
at least one wall defining a slot; and
a pair of biasing members configured to bias the actuator in a direction away from the central axis of the housing; and
a pair of opposed clamps each comprising a post disposed within the slot of the actuator, wherein the posts are configured to slide within the slot, in a direction perpendicular to the actuator movement.
US Pat. No. 10,138,529

METHOD FOR FABRICATION OF A TIMEPIECE BALANCE SPRING

Nivarox-FAR S.A., Le Loc...

1. A method for fabricating an antiferromagnetic and temperature compensated timepiece balance spring, the method comprising:(10) selecting an amagnetic compensating alloy comprising, by mass percent, between and including the range limit values:
from 21.0% to 25.0% of manganese,
from 9.0% to 13.0% of nickel,
from 6.0% to 15.0% of chromium,
from 0.2% to 2.0% of beryllium,
the remainder iron,
the total of the nickel and the manganese being higher than or equal to 33.0%;
(11) working said alloy to obtain a blank;
(12) shaping said blank by casting, forging, wire drawing, rolling, drawing, or any combination thereof, to obtain a blank of spring wire;
(13) winding said wire on a winder to obtain a spiral spring; and
(14) subjecting said spiral spring to at least a heat setting treatment, by annealing at a temperature comprised between 540° C. and 650° C., for a duration of 30 to 200 minutes, to obtain a balance spring.
US Pat. No. 10,138,287

UTERINE CANCER TREATMENTS

1. A method of treating cancer in a HLA-A*02+ patient having the cancer overexpressing a PGR polypeptide comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1 and presenting at its surface a peptide consisting of SEQ ID NO: 1 in complex with an MHC class I molecule, said method comprising administering to said patient an effective amount of activated antigen-specific CD8+ cytotoxic T cells to selectively eliminate the cancer cells, wherein said activated antigen-specific CD8+ cytotoxic T cells are produced by contacting CD8+ cytotoxic T cells with an antigen presenting cell presenting at its surface a peptide consisting of SEQ ID NO: 1 in the context of a complex with an MHC class I molecule in vitro, wherein the cancer is selected from the group consisting of uterine cancer, breast cancer, and hepatocellular cancer (HCC).
US Pat. No. 10,138,295

COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING AAV EXPRESSING DUAL ANTIBODY CONSTRUCTS AND USES THEREOF

THE TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVE...

1. A recombinant adeno-associated virus (AAV) having an AAV capsid and packaged therein a heterologous nucleic acid which expresses at least two functional monospecific antibodies in a cell, wherein the recombinant AAV comprises:a 5? AAV inverted terminal repeat (ITR);
a first expression cassette which encodes at least a first open reading frame (ORF) for a first immunoglobulin under the control of regulatory control sequences which direct expression thereof;
a second expression cassette which comprises a second ORF, a linker, and a third ORF under the control of regulatory control sequences which direct expression thereof, wherein the second and third ORF are for a second and third immunoglobulin construct; and
a 3? AAV ITR.
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. 10,138,381

HIGH PERFORMANCE SILICON BASED THERMAL COATING COMPOSITIONS

Burning Bush Group, LLC, ...

1. A silicon based coating composition, comprising:a. 1% to 99% (w/w) of a first mixture, by weight of the total composition, comprising:
i. 60% to 70% (w/w of the first mixture) polysilazane;
ii. 12% to 22% (w/w of the first mixture) polysiloxane; and
iii. 12% to 22% (w/w of the first mixture) polysilane; and
b. 1% to 99% (w/w) of a second mixture, by weight of the total composition, comprising:
i. 77% to 87% (w/w of the second mixture) high temperature silicone based resin with a heat resistance up to 1200 ° F.;
ii. 7% to 17% (w/w of the second mixture) organic solvent;
iii. 1% to 5% (w/w of the second mixture) ceramic microspheres; and
iv. 1% to 5% (w/w of the second mixture) corrosion inhibitor;which composition after curing is a thermal barrier coat composition that can withstand temperature over 1600° F. in accordance with ASTM E1530 test standards for heat stability, having a thickness ranging between about 0.4 mil and about 1.5 mil and a hardness ranging between about 4H and about 9H.
US Pat. No. 10,137,139

DOSAGE FORMS FOR ORAL ADMINISTRATION OF ZOLEDRONIC ACID OR RELATED COMPOUNDS FOR TREATING DISEASE

ANTECIP BIOVENTURES II LL...

1. A method of repeatedly delivering zoledronic acid to the blood of a human being, comprising: requiring a human being in need of treatment with zoledronic acid to fast for at least 4 hours, administering an oral dosage form comprising zoledronic acid in an acid form or a salt form to the human being, and then requiring the human being to fast for an additional 2 hours, wherein the bioavailability of zoledronic acid in the dosage form is about 1.8% to about 2.3%, wherein the dosage form is administered more than once, and wherein about 100 mg/m2 to about 200 mg/m2 of the zoledronic acid in the acid form or the salt form is the average dose administered to the human being within a period of one month, and the zoledronic acid is administered for a total of 1 to 2 months.
US Pat. No. 10,137,143

PREVENTING TUMOR DEVELOPMENT AND METASTASIS

The Administrators of the...

1. A pharmaceutical composition for the treatment of a tumor having increased expression of TRAF3IP2, wherein said composition comprises at least one silencing sequence for TRAF3IP2 in a pharmaceutically acceptable nucleic acid carrier in an amount effective for the therapeutic treatment of a tumor, wherein said silencing sequence reduces the expression of the TRAF3IP2 gene by at least 65% as comparing to without the silencing sequence for TRAF3IP2, and wherein said silencing sequence is a modified portion of sense strand of SEQ ID NO. 7, wherein the portion is about 18-30 nt in length.
US Pat. No. 10,138,435

RENEWABLE DIESEL AND JET FUEL FROM MICROBIAL SOURCES

CORBION BIOTECH, INC., S...

1. A method of cultivating a recombinant microalgal cell in a culture medium, the cell comprising an exogenous gene encoding a sucrose invertase operably linked to a promoter, the method comprising the steps of:(a) providing the microalgae;
(b) adding sucrose to the culture medium; and
(c) cultivating the microalgae in the culture medium, wherein the invertase enzyme allows the microalgae to grow on sucrose, wherein the recombinant microalgal cell is cultivated until the cell accumulates at least 10% of its dry cell weight as lipid.
US Pat. No. 10,137,156

COMPOSITION COMPRISING NEURAL CELL AND ELASTIN-LIKE POLYPEPTIDE FOR TREATING PARKINSON'S DISEASE

DAEGU GYEONGBUK INSTITUTE...

1. A composition for increasing survival rate of a neural cell, the composition comprising:a neural cell; and an elastin-like artificial extracellular matrix (REP), wherein the neural cell is a mesencephalon-derived neural stem cell or a mesencephalon-derived neural progenitor cell,
wherein the elastin-like artificial extracellular matrix is [VGRGD(VGVPG)6]n (n=10, 12, 15, or 20) (SEQ ID NO: 4); and
wherein the elastin-like artificial extracellular matrix has a concentration ranging from 40 to 60 ?M and the number of the neural cells is 3×104 to 4×104.
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. 10,143,046

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE DRIVER WITH DIFFERENTIAL VOLTAGE SUPPLY

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A Driver for driving one or more LEDs, the driver comprising:at least one driving unit configured to be supplied with a differential voltage comprising a first bias voltage and a second bias voltage, the first bias voltage and the second bias voltage being supplied concurrently, wherein the differential voltage is configured to be equal or larger than the largest expected variations of the forward voltage of said one or more LEDs.

US Pat. No. 10,143,041

WIRELESS ACCESS SYSTEM AND CONTROL METHOD FOR SAME

NEC CORPORATION, Minato-...

1. A wireless access system comprising:a center unit; and
a remote unit that is placed in a location away from the center unit, converts a baseband signal generated at the center unit to a high-frequency signal, and emits the high-frequency signal through an antenna, wherein
the center unit comprises a digital baseband that generates the baseband signal, an oscillator that generates a clock signal, and a 1-bit modulator that converts the baseband signal to a 1-bit signal, based on the clock signal, and outputs the 1-bit signal, and
the remote unit comprises a local generation unit that extracts a clock signal from the 1-bit signal output from the center unit and generates a local signal by using the extracted clock signal as a reference signal, a filter that extracts a desired band component from the 1-bit signal, and an up-converter that converts an output signal of the filter to the high-frequency signal by using the local signal.

US Pat. No. 10,143,040

SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO IMPROVE THE MULTIMEDIA CONTENT DISTRIBUTION IN A NETWORK OF MOVING THINGS INCLUDING AUTONOMOUS AND NON-AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

Veniam, Inc., Mountain V...

1. A communication system comprising:one or more cloud servers configured to communicate with at least one mobile access point (MAP), wherein the one or more cloud server comprises:
a control module configured to coordinate collection of a first multimedia content from a plurality of multimedia devices that communicate with the at least one MAP, wherein the control module is configured to control one or both of collection and distribution of the first multimedia content and a second multimedia content;
a user interface (UI) configured for use by a client to set up and manage one or both of the collection and the distribution of the first multimedia content and the second multimedia content; and
a content module configured to distribute one or both of the first multimedia content and the second multimedia content to an end-user,
wherein:
one or both of the first multimedia content and the second multimedia content is cached in memory that is one of volatile memory and non-volatile memory, and
a type of the memory selected for storing the first multimedia content is based on one or more content parameters, the content parameters comprising size of the first multimedia content, urgency of request for the first multimedia content, and a probability of the first multimedia content being requested within a pre-determined period.

US Pat. No. 10,143,036

MILLIMETER WAVE WIRELESS SYSTEM USING LICENSED AND UNLICENSED FREQUENCY SPRECTRUM

Phazr, Inc., Allen, TX (...

1. A communications device, comprising: a transmitter configured to transmit in an uplink direction a first millimeter wave band signal in an unlicensed frequency spectrum at a low transmit equivalent isotropically radiated power (EIRP), the transmitter comprising: a first signal processing circuit configured to generate the first millimeter wave band signal; a power amplifier configured to amplify the first millimeter wave band signal; a low gain transmit antenna array configured to transmit the first millimeter wave band signal; a receiver configured to receive from the downlink direction a second millimeter wave band signal in a licensed frequency spectrum at a low receive gain, the receiver comprising: a low receive gain antenna array configured to receive the second millimeter wave band signal; a low noise amplifier configured to amplify the second millimeter wave band signal; a second signal processing circuit configured to process the second millimeter wave band signal.

US Pat. No. 10,143,025

NEIGHBORING NETWORK DEVICES

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A non-transitory, computer readable medium storing instructions which, when executed by a processing resource, cause a computer to:determine a characteristic of a radio-frequency environment in a wireless local area network, the wireless local area network comprising a subset of network devices;
determine that at least two network devices of the subset of network devices are within a same radio-frequency environment;
indicate a first region to be associated with each network device of the subset of network devices based on a determination that at least two of the subset of network devices are neighbors; and
merge the first region with a second region to identify a new region including a combined subset of network devices affected by the characteristic of the radio-frequency environment in the wireless local area network.

US Pat. No. 10,143,018

COMPUTING DEVICE WITH WIRELESS NETWORK SELECTION FEATURE

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:transmitting, by a computing device, data over a first wireless connection with a first wireless access point during a data communication session;
detecting, by the computing device, a wireless signal from a second wireless access point while the computing device is transmitting data over the first wireless connection with the first wireless access point during the data communication session;
in response to detecting the wireless signal from the second wireless access point, determining, by the computing device, whether an account of the computing device is currently running or is likely to run a deficit relative to a budget, wherein the budget corresponds to an amount of data that is available for transmission over a period of time;
in response to detecting the wireless signal from the second wireless access point, determining, by the computing device, whether an estimated level of data packet loss for the second wireless access point is greater than or equal to a threshold level of data packet loss, wherein the estimated level of data packet loss being greater than or equal to the threshold level of data packet loss indicates that a second wireless connection with the second wireless access point has at least a threshold likelihood of being a low quality connection;
based on (i) when the estimated level of data packet loss is determined to be greater than or equal to the threshold level of data packet loss and (ii) whether the account of the computing device is currently running or is likely to run the deficit relative to the budget, determining, by the computing device, that the computing device should switch from the first wireless connection with the first wireless access point to the second wireless connection with the second wireless access point; and
establishing, by the computing device, the second wireless connection as a result of the determining that the computing device should switch from transmitting data over the first wireless connection with the first wireless access point to the second wireless connection with the second wireless access point.

US Pat. No. 10,143,016

METHODS, APPARATUS AND SYSTEMS FOR PERFORMING MULTI-RADIO ACCESS TECHNOLOGY CARRIER AGGREGATION

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

11. A multi-radio access technology (multi-RAT) wireless transmitter/receiver unit (WTRU), comprising:a processor configured to:
configure a primary radio connection of a RAT of a first type associated with a radio resource control (RRC) connection, and
configure a secondary radio connection of a RAT of a second type based on received configuration information of the RAT of the second type, wherein the primary radio connection and the secondary radio connection are associated with the RRC connection; and
a wireless transmit/receive unit configured to:
receive the configuration information to configure the secondary radio connection of the RAT of the second type, and
receive control information related to the RAT of the second type using the primary radio connection,
wherein:
the processor is configured to determine that a radio link failure has occurred on the RAT of the second type, and
the wireless transmit/receive unit is configured to transmit an RRC message using resources of the RAT of the first type based on the determined radio link failure.

US Pat. No. 10,143,011

CHANNEL ACCESS PROCESSING METHOD AND APPARATUS THEREOF

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for processing channel access performed by user equipment, comprising:receiving a fallback to physical random access channel (PRACH) configuration sent by a base station;
configuring, in response to the received fallback to PRACH configuration, the user equipment to allow a discontinuous reception (DRX) state or a short-DRX state of enhanced DRX and prohibit a long-DRX state of the enhanced DRX by triggering the user equipment to fall back to the short-DRX state from the long-DRX state if the user equipment is in the long-DRX state;
receiving a fallback to PRACH indication sent by the base station;
initiating access on PRACH in response to the received fallback to PRACH indication;
entering a continuous reception state in response to the received fallback to PRACH indication; and
if a timer that triggers entering the DRX state is running when the fallback to PRACH indication is received, stopping the timer.

US Pat. No. 10,143,004

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECEIVING ABS INFORMATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of receiving almost blank subframe (ABS) information by a first cell from a second cell in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving an ABS pattern information element from the second cell; and
determining a subframe used as an ABS by the second cell from the ABS pattern information element,
wherein when the second cell is a cell to which enhanced interference management and traffic adaptation (eIMTA) is not applied, the first cell estimates the ABS pattern information element with reference to downlink (DL) subframes of an uplink/downlink (UL/DL) configuration on a system information block 1 (SIB1) of the second cell, and
wherein when the second cell is a cell to which the eIMTA is applied, the first cell estimates the ABS pattern information element with reference to DL subframes of a DL reference hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) UL/DL configuration of the second cell among the DL reference HARQ UL/DL configuration of the second cell and the UL/DL configuration on the SIB1 of the second cell.

US Pat. No. 10,142,997

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ADJUSTING PHYSICAL RESOURCE, AND CONTROLLER

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for adjusting a physical resource, comprising:collecting load information of a control plane (CP) from a CP board, collecting load information of a user plane (UP) from a UP board, and obtaining a CP workload according to the load information of the CP and a UP workload according to the load information of the UP, wherein the collecting comprises:
collecting the load information of the CP in a preset time cycle from the CP board, collecting the load information of the UP in the preset time cycle from the UP board, and obtaining at least one CP load capacity according to the load information of the CP in the preset time cycle, and at least one UP load capacity according to the load information of the UP in the preset time cycle, wherein the load information of the CP and the load information of the UP comprises any one or more of the following: central processing unit (CPU) usage, a quantity of users, and throughput; and
determining a maximum value in the at least one CP load capacity or an average value of the at least one CP load capacity as the CP workload, and determining a maximum value in the at least one UP load capacity or an average value of the at least one UP load capacity as the UP workload;
calculating a quantity of to-be-adjusted physical resources when the CP workload and the UP workload meet a preset balancing adjustment condition, wherein that the CP workload and the UP workload meet the preset balancing adjustment condition comprises:
an absolute value of a difference between the CP workload and the UP workload is beyond a preset range threshold; or
a ratio of the CP workload and the UP workload is beyond the preset range threshold; and
adjusting physical resources of the CP and the UP according to the quantity of to-be-adjusted physical resources, wherein the adjusting physical resources of the CP and the UP according to the quantity of to-be-adjusted physical resources comprises:
when the CP workload is smaller than the UP workload, changing a logic type of CP boards, having a first quantity indicated by the quantity of to-be-adjusted physical resources, into a UP logic type to implement a UP function; or
when the UP workload is smaller than the CP workload, changing a logic type of UP boards, having a second quantity indicated by the quantity of to-be-adjusted physical resources, into a CP logic type to implement a CP function.

US Pat. No. 10,142,992

METHOD, BASE STATION, AND USER TERMINAL FOR USING LOCATION INFORMATION OF USER TERMINAL

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A method for a mobile communication system that supports a device-to-device (D2D) communication that is direct inter-terminal communication, comprising:transmitting location information indicating geographical locations of user terminals located in a cell of a base station, from the user terminals to the base station;
allocating, at the base station, radio resources to the user terminals based on the location information, wherein the radio resources are used by the user terminals to transmit a signal for the D2D communication;
notifying the allocated radio resources to each of the user terminals by a unicast manner;
receiving, at each of the user terminals, a unicast signal indicating the radio resources allocated by using the location information, from the base station; and
using the allocated radio resources to transmit the signal for the D2D communication.

US Pat. No. 10,142,976

USER EQUIPMENT GROUPING AND COMMON CONTROL SIGNALING TO USER EQUIPMENT GROUPS

ZTE TX INC., Plano, TX (...

1. A method of scheduling a group of user equipment devices (UE's), comprising:grouping a plurality of UE's together thereby forming a UE group;assigning a group identifier to said UE group;notifying said UE group of said group identifier;encoding a control channel with said group identifier; andtransmitting said control channel with said group identifier to said UE group, wherein said transmitting said control channel comprises transmitting a common control command to each UE of said UE group,
wherein each of said UE's of said UE group is associated with a macro cell including a plurality of low power nodes (LPN's) associated with a single macro base station, wherein at least one UE of said UE group is configured to send an uplink signal to more than one of said LPN's and said macro base station, and wherein said plurality of LPN's share a same cell identification.

US Pat. No. 10,142,968

CONTROL CHANNEL DETECTION METHOD AND APPARATUS OF MIMO SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving resource information indicating a resource for an enhanced physical downlink control channel (EPDCCH);
identifying a set of antenna ports of a reference signal for the resource based on a transmission mode applied to the resource;
identifying an antenna port of the reference signal for the resource among the set of antenna ports of the reference signal based on an identifier of a terminal; and
receiving downlink control information on the EPDCCH using the antenna port of the reference signal.

US Pat. No. 10,142,965

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR PROVIDING APPLICATION SERVICES TO USERS IN COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method for providing application services to a user in a communications network, the method comprising:mapping, by a gateway network element including at least one processor, a first multi-path transport control protocol (MPTCP) flow to a first evolved packet system (EPS) bearer associated with a first serving base station for the user, using a first n-tuple traffic flow template (TFT) packet filter for the user, n being greater than or equal to 1;
mapping, by the gateway network element, a second MPTCP flow to a second EPS bearer associated with a second serving base station for the user, each of the first and second MPTCP flows corresponding to a same MPTCP connection for an application, using a second n-tuple TFT packet filter for the user;
outputting, by the gateway network element, the first MPTCP flow on the first EPS bearer for delivery to the user through the first serving base station; and
outputting, by the gateway network element, the second MPTCP flow on the second EPS bearer for delivery to the user through the second serving base station,
wherein each of the first and second MPTCP flows is associated with a single IP address assigned to the user.

US Pat. No. 10,142,947

POWER CONTROL METHOD AND USER EQUIPMENT IN A SYSTEM CONFIGURED WITH SERVING CELLS HAVING D2D SUB-FRAMES

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A power control method, applicable to a system configured with serving cells, comprising:A, calculating, by a user equipment (UE), transmission power required by each of the serving cells configured for the UE, wherein at least one of the serving cells is configured with device to device (D2D) sub-frames;
B, determining, by the UE, a channel or a signal that is possible to be transmitted in each of the serving cells and allocating transmission power for the channel or signal according to conditions of the serving cells configured for the UE and a relation between an amount of total transmission power required by all of the serving cells configured for the UE and an amount of maximum transmission power configured for the UE; and
C, transmitting, by the UE, the channel or signal of a serving cell according to the transmission power allocated to the channel or signal of the serving cell,
wherein the allocating the transmission power for the channel or signal comprises allocating the transmission power for the channel or signal according to a priority for allocating transmission power of the channel or signal of each of the serving cells, and
wherein the priority is determined based on whether the channel or signal is related to D2D service, cellular network communication service, public safety (PS) service, or non-public safety (N-PS) service.

US Pat. No. 10,142,926

METHOD AND USER EQUIPMENT FOR SELECTING NETWORK AND PERFORMING TRAFFIC ROUTING

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for performing network selection and traffic routing, the method comprising:receiving, by a user equipment (UE), an Inter-System Routing Policy (ISRP) rule;
receiving, by the UE from a base station, radio access network (RAN) assistance information,
wherein the received RAN assistance information is used to evaluate the ISRP rule;
evaluating, by the UE, whether the ISRP rule is valid or not by using the received RAN assistance information; and
selecting, by the UE, one of the received ISRP rule and the received RAN assistance information to be utilized for performing network selection and traffic routing.

US Pat. No. 10,142,889

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING GUARANTEED QUALITY OF SERVICE AND QUALITY OF EXPERIENCE CHANNEL

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. An apparatus for use with a communication network, comprising a network interface configured to transmit and receive control plane messages and processing circuitry, the apparatus configured to:receive quality parameters using the network interface, the quality parameters indicative of a quality of experience level measured in association with delivery of a service to the UE via the communication network during a prior period; and
transmit a control plane message using the network interface, the control plane message indicative of an effective bit rate which is determined at the apparatus based on the quality parameters, wherein the effective bit rate is a communication network user plane bit rate which, when used in delivery of the service, is expected to result in a desired quality of experience level of the service;
wherein the effective bit rate conveyed via the control plane message is used by one or more devices in the communication network to adjust network operations associated with delivery of the service, wherein adjusting network operations comprises reserving user plane resources to support the effective bit rate.

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. 10,142,848

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CALIBRATING POWER IN FEMTOCELL NETWORKS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for managing load in a network of low power base stations, comprising:detecting one or more parameters corresponding to a resource load on a low power base station;
determining that one or more other low power base stations, which do not include the low power base station, can serve a device communicating with the low power base station;
adjusting a transmit power of the low power base station based on the one or more parameters to decrease a resource load on the low power base station and based in part on the determining that the one or more other low power base station can serve the device; and
communicating, by the low power base stations and at the adjusted transmit power, with one or more devices.

US Pat. No. 10,142,843

WIRELESS KEY MANAGEMENT FOR AUTHENTICATION

Master Lock Company LLC, ...

1. A method comprising:transmitting, by a mobile device, an encrypted user profile to a locking device, the encrypted user profile including a user key and encrypted by a server using a lock key;
decrypting, by the locking device, the encrypted user profile using the lock key to generate a decrypted user profile and obtain the user key from the decrypted user profile, wherein the lock key is pre-stored on the locking device;
generating, by the mobile device, an encrypted command using the user key;
transmitting, by the mobile device, the encrypted command to the locking device;
decrypting, by the locking device, the encrypted command received from the mobile device using the user key that was obtained from decrypting the encrypted user profile to generate a decrypted command; and
initiating, by the locking device, an action of the locking device as specified by the decrypted command.

US Pat. No. 10,142,831

SIM CARD SIGNAL CONVERSION METHOD AND APPARATUS

Huawei Device (Shenzhen) ...

1. A subscriber identity module (SIM) card signal conversion method, comprising:obtaining an original signal output by a SIM card;
determining a type of target signal among a plurality of types of target signals based on a port type of a terminal device, wherein the plurality of types of target signals comprises an RS232 signal, a low-voltage differential signal (LVDS) signal, and a universal serial bus (USB) signal;
converting the original signal into a target signal of the determined type, wherein one or more conversion chips for converting the original signal are determined based on the type of the target signal, the one or more conversion chips comprising at least two of: a first dedicated conversion chip, a field programmable logic gate array (FPGA), a second dedicated conversion chip, and a detachable device, wherein under an equal transmission condition and at an equal transmission distance, signal attenuation or distortion of the target signal is less than signal attenuation or distortion of the original signal, wherein when the determined type of the target signal is an RS232 signal, converting the original signal into a target signal comprises:
converting the original signal into a universal asynchronous receiver/transmitter (UART) signal using the first dedicated conversion chip or using the FPGA, and
converting the UART signal into the RS232 signal using the second dedicated conversion chip or using the detachable device; and
sending the target signal to the terminal device via a signal transmission line, wherein the SIM card is positioned external to the terminal device.

US Pat. No. 10,142,809

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING CONTEXT SENSITIVE SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE (SMS)

Wipro Limited, Bangalore...

1. A method for prompting one or more indicators to perform actions over context sensitive messages, comprising:receiving, by a user computing device, an electronic message;
identifying, by the user computing device, a template of a plurality of previously downloaded templates that can be applied to the message based on analyzing a plurality of navigable hyperlinks of the message, wherein if the identified template is a partly retrieved template then the partly retrieved template is consolidated to form a complete template based on one or more partial responses and a template recovery procedure implemented during syncing, and wherein the complete template comprises:
service metadata to launch a service associated with each of the plurality of navigable hyperlinks in the message, wherein the service metadata comprises a service type and service invocation mechanism to launch the service associated with each of the one or more actionable texts in the message;
identifying, by the user computing device, one or more actionable texts from the plurality of navigable hyperlinks of the message using the identified template;
retrieving, by the user computing device, the service metadata from the identified template to associate the service metadata to each of the one or more actionable texts; and
prompting, by the user computing device, the one or more indicators on each of the one or more actionable texts to perform actions based on the service metadata, wherein based on the service type and service invocation mechanism associated with each of the one or more actionable texts, performing by the user device at least one of:
automatically detecting an application in the user device for launching the service associated with each of the one or more actionable texts in the message; and
invoking a selection mechanism for the user to select an application to launch the service associated with each of the one or more actionable texts in the message.

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. 10,142,785

DETECTING LOCATION WITHIN A NETWORK

Ivani, LLC, Dardenne Pra...

1. A method for detecting a presence of a human comprising:providing a first transceiver disposed at a first location within a detection area;
providing a second transceiver disposed at a second location within said detection area;
a computer server communicably coupled to said first transceiver;
said first transceiver receiving a first set of wireless signals from said second transceiver when a human is present within said detection area at a first position;
said computer server receiving a first set of signal data from said first transceiver, said first set of signal data comprising data about properties of said first set of wireless signals;
said computer server creating a baseline signal profile for wireless communications from said second transceiver to said first transceiver, said baseline signal profile being based at least in part on said properties of said first set of wireless signals in said first set of signal data when said human is present in said detection area at said first position;
said human moving from said first position to a second position in said detection area;
said first transceiver receiving a second set of wireless signals from said second transceiver when said human is present at said second position;
said computer server receiving a second set of signal data from said first transceiver, said second set of signal data comprising data about properties of said second set of wireless signals;
and said computer server determining if the position of said human in said detection area has changed, said determination based at least in part on a comparison of said properties of said second set of wireless signals in said second set of wireless signal data to said baseline signal profile.

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. 10,142,740

AUDIO MONITORING OF A HEARING PROSTHESIS

Cochlear Limited, Macqua...

1. A method comprising:a monitoring device detecting a trigger event, wherein the triggering event comprises detecting that the monitoring device is in a proximity of a hearing prosthesis;
in response to the detecting that the monitoring device is in the proximity of the hearing prosthesis, the monitoring device transmitting, to the hearing prosthesis, an instruction to switch from a first mode of operation in which the hearing prosthesis generates, from first received audio signals, stimulation commands for use in stimulation of a recipient of the hearing prosthesis to a second mode of operation in which the hearing prosthesis ceases generation of stimulation commands and instead generates, from second received audio signals, an audio stream for transmission to the monitoring device, wherein the monitoring device is separate from the hearing prosthesis; and
the monitoring device receiving from the hearing prosthesis an audio stream based on the second audio signals received by the hearing prosthesis.

US Pat. No. 10,142,727

DIRECTIVITY CONTROL APPARATUS, DIRECTIVITY CONTROL METHOD, STORAGE MEDIUM AND DIRECTIVITY CONTROL SYSTEM

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A directivity control apparatus for controlling a directivity of a sound collected by a first sound collector including a plurality of microphones, the directivity control apparatus comprising:a directivity former configured to form a directivity of the sound in a direction toward a position of a monitoring target in an image displayed on a display; and
an information obtainer configured to obtain information on the position of the monitoring target in the image displayed on the display, wherein
the directivity former is configured to change the directivity of the sound toward the position of the monitoring target in accordance with a movement of the monitoring target by referring to the information on the position obtained by the information obtainer.

US Pat. No. 10,142,719

MICROPHONE

Audio-Technica Corporatio...

1. A microphone, comprising:a head case; and
an arm that supports the head case,
wherein
the head case includes a microphone unit and a light emitter,
a proximal end portion of the arm includes a light emitter circuit that turns on the light emitter on a basis of potential information of a specific terminal,
one end of the light emitter is connected to the light emitter circuit through a wire that passes through an inside of the arm,
a second end of the light emitter is connected to the microphone unit in the head case,
the light emitter circuit includes a switching element that switches on and off the light emitter, and
the specific terminal is connected to a control signal input side of the switching element.

US Pat. No. 10,142,698

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUDIO DATA TRANSMISSION

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A method for audio data transmission, comprising:in a first electronic device:
receiving an authentication request from a second electronic device;
transmitting a response to said second electronic device based on said authentication request,
wherein said second electronic device authenticates said first electronic device based on said response;
selecting a frequency modulation (FM) band based on said authentication;
receiving an audio portion and a video description portion of multimedia content, from said second electronic device, via said selected FM band,
wherein said multimedia content is rendered at a display screen of said second electronic device; and
selecting said FM band via a user interface (UI) rendered at said first electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,142,680

DYNAMIC VIDEO OVERLAYS

Gracenote, Inc., Emeryvi...

1. A method comprising:causing, by a processor of a client device, a video output stream to be presented on a display of the client device; and
while causing the video output stream to be presented on the display:
accessing, by the processor, a video input stream comprising first video content from a content provider and second video content generated by a set-top box upstream of the processor, wherein, in a frame of the video input stream, the first video content corresponds to a first screen portion of the display and the second video content corresponds to a second screen portion of the display, wherein the video output stream comprises third video content from a replacement content source, wherein the third video content differs from the first video content and is accessed separately from the video input stream, wherein the third video content is selected in response to a video identification system receiving a query fingerprint from a query fingerprint generator of the client device and the video identification system identifying a match between the query fingerprint and at least one reference fingerprint generated by a reference fingerprint generator, wherein the query fingerprint is generated based on a frame of the first video content, and wherein the video identification system and the reference fingerprint generator are remote from the client device;
accessing, from a database, a template corresponding to the second screen portion of the display;
analyzing, by the processor, the video input stream to determine that at least a portion of the second video content of the frame of the video input stream matches the template;
based on the at least the portion of the second video content of the frame of the video input stream matching the template, determining, by the processor, that a speed of play of the video input stream has been modified from a default speed;
responsive to determining that the speed of play of the video input stream has been modified, modifying, by the processor, the video output stream by modifying a speed of play of the video output stream to generate a modified video output stream that mimics the speed of play of the video input stream; and
responsive to modifying the video output stream, causing, by the processor, the modified video output stream to be presented on the display.

US Pat. No. 10,142,679

CONTENT PROCESSING APPARATUS, CONTENT PROCESSING METHOD THEREOF, SERVER INFORMATION PROVIDING METHOD OF SERVER AND INFORMATION PROVIDING SYSTEM

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A content processing apparatus, comprising:output circuitry;
communication circuitry; and
a processor configured to extract, from the content, first characteristic information and second characteristic information, wherein the first characteristic information is one of video characteristic information and audio characteristic information and the second characteristic information is the other one of the video characteristic information and the audio characteristic information,
wherein the processor further is configured to:
control the communication circuitry to transmit the first characteristic information to a server;
based on receiving a plurality of characteristic information corresponding to contents matched to the transmitted first characteristic information and a plurality of additional information corresponding to the plurality of characteristic information, select one from among the plurality of characteristic information based on the second characteristic information extracted from the content; and
control the output circuitry to output additional information, from among the plurality of additional information, corresponding to the selected characteristic information.