US Pat. No. 10,166,162

INCUBATOR

ATOM MEDICAL CORPORATION,...

1. An incubator comprising:an incubator base configured to support a bed base;
a peripheral frame configured to form a side closure of an infant accommodation space, the peripheral frame comprising a first wall portion, a second wall portion, a third wall portion, and a fourth wall portion all attached to the incubator base so as to surround the infant accommodation space;
a top hood configured to define an upper closure of the infant accommodation space, the top hood being detachably attached to at least one of the first, second, third and fourth wall portions;
a first latch mechanism operable to attach and detach the top hood to and from the at least one of the first, second, third and fourth wall portions, wherein the top hood is detachable from the peripheral frame by unlatching the first latch mechanism and releasing the top hood from the first latch mechanism;
second, third, fourth and fifth latch mechanisms provided, respectively, to the first wall portion, the second wall portion, the third wall portion, and the fourth wall portion to attach and detach the first, second, third and fourth wall portions to and from the incubator base, wherein each of the first, second, third and fourth wall portions is detachable from the incubator base by unlatching a corresponding latch mechanism of the second latch mechanism, the third latch mechanism, the fourth latch mechanism, and the fifth latch mechanism, and releasing the respective wall portions from the incubator base; and
a movable joint provided, respectively, to at least two of the first, second, third and fourth wall portions to render the at least two of the first, second, third and fourth wall portions to be movable wall portions, which are movable with respect to the incubator base, while the movable wall portions are attached to the incubator base, whereas a rest of the at least two of the first, second, third and fourth wall portions is devoid of the movable joint to render the rest of the at least two of the first, second, third and fourth wall portions to be an immovable wall portion, which is kept from moving with respect to the incubator base while the immovable wall portion is attached to the incubator base.

US Pat. No. 10,166,160

AIR BEARING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR TRANSFERRING PATIENTS

QFIX SYSTEMS, LLC, Avond...

1. A patient transfer device, comprising:a gas bearing bladder, the gas bearing bladder including:
a top sheet and a bottom sheet sealed to one another along their outer perimeter relative to each other to form the gas bearing bladder, at least one of the top sheet and the bottom sheet being formed from a flexible material,
at least one of spot connections or line connections connecting the top sheet and the bottom sheet, the spot connections or line connections being located inside the outer perimeter, and
at least one gas inlet,
wherein at least one section of the bottom sheet is gas permeable; and
a patient surface coupled to the gas bearing bladder such that a perimeter of the gas bearing bladder does not extend beyond a perimeter of the patient surface, the patient surface being configured and dimensioned to support a patient thereon, wherein the patient surface is rigid.

US Pat. No. 10,166,158

ANTIMICROBIAL COVERS FOR RAILS

EOS SURFACES, LLC, Norfo...

1. A rail cover assembly, comprising:a first cover portion having opposing and longitudinally-extending L-shaped lips, said first cover portion having surface regions defined by an antimicrobial material;
at least one pair of first slots defined at opposing locations along said lips;
a second cover portion having opposing longitudinal edges for nesting with said lips, said second cover portion having surface regions defined by said antimicrobial material;
at least one pair of second slots defined at opposing locations along said edges and aligned with a corresponding pair of said first slots; and
a joiner for partial engagement in each of said first slots and for partial engagement in a correspondingly aligned one of said second slots, said joiner including a first spring-loaded portion engaging said first cover portion and a second spring-loaded portion engaging said second cover portion.

US Pat. No. 10,166,153

PANT-TYPE ABSORBENT ARTICLE

ESSITY HYGIENE AND HEALTH...

1. A pant-type absorbent article comprising a front portion, a back portion and a crotch portion, wherein lateral side portions of the front portion and back portion are superposed so that their inner surfaces face each other and are joined to each other along side seams to define a waist opening and a pair of leg openings of said pant-type article, and wherein at least part of, including said lateral side portions, of said front portion and said back portion comprises an elastic laminate, said elastic laminate comprising first and second fibrous layers and an elastic film layer located there between, wherein said first fibrous layer of said elastic laminate forming the inner wearer-facing side of the elastic laminate has a basis weight of between 13 and 30 g/m2 and wherein the basis weight of the first fibrous layer is between 10 and 300% higher than the basis weight of the second fibrous layer of the elastic laminate, wherein the first fibrous layers face each other along said side seams.

US Pat. No. 10,166,151

DISPOSABLE ABSORBENT PANTS WITH ADVANTAGEOUS STRETCH AND MANUFACTURABILITY FEATURES, AND METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

1. A method for manufacturing a disposable absorbent pant, comprising the steps of:conveying a first nonwoven web along a machine direction;as the first nonwoven web is conveyed along the machine direction, laminating a second nonwoven web to the first nonwoven web and thereby sandwiching an elastomeric web therebetween the first and second nonwoven webs to form a first elasticized multilayer web;severing the first elasticized multilayer web to form front and rear sections of the first elasticized multilayer web;
applying a plurality of pre-strained leg elastic members along a leg elastic path generally extending along the machine direction but comprising curvilinear portions, onto a surface of the first elasticized multilayer web;
conveying and laminating a third nonwoven web to the first elasticized multilayer web such that the pre-strained leg elastic members are sandwiched between the first elasticized multilayer web and the third nonwoven web;
as the first elasticized multilayer web is conveyed along the machine direction, cutting the first elasticized multilayer web along a first cutting path and along a second cutting path, and removing at least a portion of a middle section of the first elasticized multilayer web between the cutting paths;
severing at least one leg elastic member at repeated intervals;
affixing central chassis structures to overlap the first elasticized multilayer web; and
cutting the first elasticized multilayer web along separation lines disposed between the affixed central chassis structures, and thereby severing away separate pant structures; wherein the first cutting path is different from the second cutting path.

US Pat. No. 10,166,147

ABSORBENT ARTICLE FOR APPLICATION TO HUMAN OR ANIMAL SKIN SURFACES

BSN medical GmbH, Hambur...

1. A method for in depth-cleansing of a wound, the method comprising:providing an absorbent article that comprises
an inner layer in the form of a mat, which consists essentially of a mixture of strongly osmotically active substances, namely superabsorbent polymers in the form of superabsorbent particles, and substances that are osmotically comparatively weaker than the strongly osmotically active substances or are osmotically inactive, wherein more than 40% by weight of the inner layer consists of said superabsorbent polymers, and
an outer covering comprising two cover layers which are liquid-permeable and which are joined together to form a pocket within which the inner layer is located, said inner layer being freely movable within the pocket; and
placing the absorbent article on the wound such that the inner layer is in sufficient proximity to the wound to establish an osmotic pressure via which wound fluids, namely endogenous wound exudate, are removed from the wound in a direction of flow to a skin surface and absorbed into the absorbent article such that hyperhydration is reduced both in a surface region and in a tissue depth of the wound.

US Pat. No. 10,166,142

SMALL MOLECULE DELIVERY WITH IMPLANTABLE THERAPEUTIC DEVICE

ForSight Vision4, Inc., ...

1. An implantable therapeutic device to treat an eye, the implantable therapeutic device comprising:a refillable, reservoir chamber;
a retention structure comprising:
a narrow portion arranged to fit within an incision through the sclera of the eye, wherein the narrow portion has a cross-section taken perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the device, the cross-section having a first distance across that is greater than a second distance across such that the cross-section of the narrow portion has an elongate shape compared to a shape of a cross-section of the reservoir chamber taken perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the device; and
an extension between the narrow portion and a proximal end of the reservoir chamber;
a septum extending through the retention structure and at least a portion of the extension, the septum configured to be penetrated for filling the reservoir chamber from outside the eye; and
a rigid, porous structure formed of sintered particles and coupled to a distal end region of the reservoir chamber away from the retention structure,
wherein the porous structure and the reservoir chamber are tuned to release therapeutic amounts of a commercial formulation of a drug for an extended time compared to when the commercial formulation of the drug is applied directly to the eye, wherein the extended time is at least about one month,
wherein the reservoir chamber has a volume sized to contain the commercial formulation of the drug to provide the therapeutic amounts each day of the at least about one month,
wherein the drug is dorzolamide and the therapeutic amounts released each day of the at least about one month are within a range from about 1 ug/day to about 100 ug/day.

US Pat. No. 10,166,140

LIQUID CONTAINER AND ABSORBENT INSERT FOR ORAL NEGATIVE-PRESSURE THERAPY SYSTEM

SOMNICS, INC., Zhubei (T...

1. A container for collecting liquid drawn through a vacuum conduit from an oral cavity of a user by a vacuum pump of an oral negative-pressure therapy system, the container comprising:a container body having an interior surface defining an interior space;
a fluid inlet for fluidly connecting the vacuum conduit to the interior space;
a fluid outlet for fluidly connecting the vacuum pump to the interior space;
an interior baffle connected to the container body and disposed in the interior space, the interior baffle configured to support an absorbent insert received thereon; and
a fluid passageway extending from the fluid inlet along the interior baffle, wherein the fluid passageway fluidly connects the fluid inlet to the interior space when the absorbent insert is received on the interior baffle;
wherein the interior baffle includes a baffle body and a plurality of baffle standoffs extending outward from the baffle body, wherein the baffle standoffs are configured to space the absorbent insert apart from the baffle body to define fluid flow paths between baffle body and the absorbent insert that are in fluid communication with the fluid passageway and the outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,166,115

INTERBODY FUSION DEVICE

SpineSmith Partners, L.P....

1. A spinal fusion device comprising:a fusion bearing device configured to fit between two adjacent vertebrae, the fusion bearing device having a top face and a bottom face through which an opening is formed that allows access to an interior space of the fusion bearing device to insert a fusion material;
a cantilevered shelf extending from an interior wall of the fusion bearing device into the interior space and past an inner edge of the top face, wherein the cantilevered shelf is disposed on a plane located between the top face and the bottom face;
a retention device configured to couple to the fusion bearing device; and
one or more bone screws coupled to the retention device to compress the two adjacent vertebrae to the fusion bearing the device.

US Pat. No. 10,166,113

INTERVERTEBRAL PROSTHESIS

Simplify Medical Pty Ltd,...

1. An intervertebral prosthesis for insertion between adjacent vertebrae, the prosthesis comprising:first and second prosthesis plates locatable against respective vertebrae, each of the first and second prosthesis plates having a coarse outer surface locatable against a vertebra and an oppositely facing inner bearing surface;
at least one upstanding elongated protrusion on the outer surface of each of the first and second prosthesis plates;
a core located between the plates, the core having a height extending between the plates which is smaller than a width of the core in a direction perpendicular to the height, the core having opposed, top and bottom bearing surfaces configured to cooperate with the inner bearing surfaces of the first and second plates to allow the plates to slide in an articulated manner over the core;
a peg projecting centrally from the inner bearing surface of the second plate;
wherein the peg locates loosely in an opening located centrally in a bearing surface of the core, whereby the plates can slide over the core while the peg holds the core captive;
wherein the inner bearing surface of the first prosthesis plate is continuously spherically curved with no central peg; and
wherein each of the first and second plates are bounded by an annular rim, and wherein each plate includes an empty groove adjacent to the rim, each groove configured and arranged to facilitate handling of the plate by instruments used to place the prosthesis in use.

US Pat. No. 10,166,097

REPLACEMENT HEART VALVE AND METHOD

Edwards Lifesciences Card...

1. A replacement heart valve for deployment at a diseased native valve, the replacement heart valve comprising:an expandable frame configured to collapse radially to a first size for delivery and to expand radially to a second size upon deployment, the frame having an upstream end and a downstream end;
a valve body positioned within the expandable frame, the valve body comprising a plurality of valve leaflets configured to permit blood flow in a downstream direction and to prevent blood flow in an upstream direction; and
a material layer comprising one or more flaps positioned between the upstream and downstream ends of the frame along an exterior surface of the frame, each flap covering a corresponding opening in the replacement heart valve, wherein each flap is configured to allow blood to flow through the corresponding opening in a downstream direction when the frame is being expanded at the diseased native valve;
wherein each flap is attached at an upstream end of the corresponding opening.

US Pat. No. 10,166,087

DRILL LIMIT SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USING SAME

Implant Direct Sybron Int...

1. A drill stop for indicating a position of a drill bit, the drill stop comprising:a nut portion; and
a grip portion coupled to the nut portion, wherein rotation of the nut portion relative to the grip portion transitions the drill stop between a first state in which the drill bit is configured to be movable relative to the drill stop and a second state in which the drill stop is configured to be secured to the drill bit,
wherein the grip portion includes a clip feature configured to cooperate with at least one spring clip on a holder for selectively engaging to and releasing from the holder.

US Pat. No. 10,166,049

TOOL SYSTEM FOR DYNAMIC SPINAL IMPLANTS

1. An implant assembly comprising:a receiver for a bone anchor comprising:
a pair of upstanding arms forming a rod-receiving channel therebetween, each arm having an outwardly facing tool attachment structure including a horizontally extending groove forming a downwardly facing surface; and
a tool coupleable to the receiver, the tool comprising:
a pair of discrete elongated members spaced apart from each other and independently manipulatable with respect to one another, and a stabilizer attachable to each of the elongate members at a location spaced from the receiver,
wherein each elongate member comprises a plurality of lock pins extending from its respective top, the stabilizer defining apertures for receiving the lock pins, and wherein each elongated member includes an inwardly facing receiver attachment structure positioned near a lower portion thereof and is independently vertically slidable with respect to the other elongated member to matingly engage the inward facing receiver attachment structure with a respective horizontally extending groove of the receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,166,038

MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGICAL ASSEMBLY AND METHODS

Teleflex Medical Incorpor...

1. A surgical assembly, comprising:a hollow needle having an outer diameter of 3 mm or smaller and a sharp distal end,
a first handle coupled to a proximal portion of said hollow needle,
a surgical instrument having a shaft which extends through said hollow needle and including end effectors at an end of said shaft which are biased open,
a plunger coupled to a proximal portion of said shaft and coupled to said first handle, said plunger configured for longitudinal movement relative to said first handle, and
a safety mechanism configured to establish a predetermined working range for said surgical instrument,
wherein said end effectors have opposed distal tips that are substantially separated from one another in a first extended position and that are disposed in proximate contact to one another in a second extended position,
wherein the end effectors are moveable relative to the hollow needle to a retracted position wherein the opposed distal tips of the end effectors are positioned proximal relative to the sharp distal end of the hollow needle to thereby expose the sharp distal end, and
wherein said predetermined working range includes the first extended position and the second extending position, and said safety mechanism includes a stop body biased to limit proximal movement of said surgical instrument relative to said hollow needle beyond said predetermined working range thereby preventing said surgical instrument from being moved from said predetermined working range to said retracted position, said stop body being biased towards a central axis of said plunger to interfere with said plunger to limit proximal movement of said surgical instrument relative to said hollow needle beyond said predetermined working range.

US Pat. No. 10,165,954

INTEGRATED SENSOR MODULES

SALUTRON INC., Newark, C...

1. A sensor module, comprising:a substrate having a top surface and a bottom surface;
a packaged light source semiconductor device mounted to the top surface of the substrate, the packaged light source semiconductor device including
a light emitter die including one or more light emitting elements encapsulated by a light transmissive molding compound;
a top surface formed by a top surface of the light transmissive molding compound that encapsulates the one or more light emitting elements;
a bottom surface including electrical contacts for the one or more light emitting elements; and
a peripheral surface extending between the top and bottom surfaces;
a packaged light detector semiconductor device mounted to the top surface of the substrate such that there is a gap between the packaged light detector semiconductor device and the packaged light source semiconductor device, the packaged light detector semiconductor device including
a light detector die including one or more light detecting elements encapsulated by a light transmissive molding compound;
a top surface formed by a top surface of the light transmissive molding compound that encapsulates the one or more light detecting elements;
a bottom surface including electrical contacts for the one or more light detecting elements; and
a peripheral surface extending between the top and bottom surfaces; and
a pre-molded cover structure including a portion of which is molded from an opaque molding compound and also including
a first pre-molded cavity covered by a first light transmissive window;
a second pre-molded cavity covered by a second light transmissive window; and
a barrier formed of the opaque molding compound between the first pre-molded cavity and the second pre-molded cavity;
wherein the pre-molded cover structure is attached to the substrate such that the packaged light source semiconductor device is positioned within the first pre-molded cavity, the packaged light detector semiconductor device is positioned within the second pre-molded cavity, the barrier is positioned between the packaged light detector semiconductor device and the packaged light source semiconductor device, the first light transmissive window covers the one or more light emitting elements of the light emitter die, and the second light transmissive window covers the one or more light detecting elements of the light detector die;
wherein the light transmissive molding compound, which encapsulates the one or more light emitting elements of the light emitter die of the packaged light source semiconductor device, has an index of refraction that is substantially the same as an index of refraction of the first light transmissive window, which covers the first pre-molded cavity of the pre-molded cover structure in which the packaged light source semiconductor device is positioned; and
wherein the light transmissive molding compound, which encapsulates the one or more light detecting elements of the light detector die of the packaged light detector semiconductor device, has an index of refraction that is substantially the same as an index of refraction of the second light transmissive window, which covers the second pre-molded cavity of the pre-molded cover structure in which the packaged light detector semiconductor device is positioned.

US Pat. No. 10,165,915

HAND CARRYABLE SURFACE CLEANING APPARATUS

Omachron Intellectual Pro...

1. A surface cleaning apparatus comprising:(a) an air flow path extending from a dirty air inlet to a clean air outlet;
(b) a suction motor provided in the air flow path; and,
(c) a cyclone chamber provided in the air flow path, the cyclone chamber having a cyclone air inlet, a cyclone air outlet, an outlet end, a longitudinally spaced apart opposed end and a screen assembly, the cyclone air inlet having an outlet port that extends a cyclone outlet port length in the longitudinal direction, the cyclone air outlet is provided at the outlet end of the cyclone chamber,
wherein the screen assembly comprises an outlet section, a longitudinally spaced apart distal section and a longitudinally extending porous section and the distal section is non-porous and has a distal section length,
and wherein the outlet section comprises a non-porous member extending longitudinally inwardly an outlet section length from an outlet end of the outlet section, which is located at the outlet end of the cyclone chamber, to a longitudinally inwardly positioned inlet end of the outlet section,
and wherein the outlet end of the outlet section overlies the cyclone air outlet, the porous section extends longitudinally inwardly from an outlet end of the porous section that is located at the inlet end of the outlet section,
and wherein the outlet section length is at least as long as the cyclone outlet port length.

US Pat. No. 10,165,914

HAND CARRYABLE SURFACE CLEANING APPARATUS

Omachron Intellectual Pro...

1. A hand vacuum cleaner having a front end, a rear end, an upper end, a lower end and a handle, the hand vacuum cleaner comprising:(a) an air flow passage extending from an air inlet to a clean air outlet;
(b) an air treatment member downstream of the air inlet;
(c) a pre-motor filter downstream from the air treatment member;
(d) a suction motor and fan assembly that is positioned downstream of the pre-motor filter and in the upper end of the hand vacuum cleaner, the suction motor and fan assembly having a central axis of rotation; and,
(e) a post motor filter positioned downstream of the suction motor and fan assembly and in the lower end of the hand vacuum cleaner,wherein the clean air outlet is positioned below the suction motor and fan assembly whereby air travels downwardly from the suction motor and fan assembly and through the post motor filter to the clean air outlet, andwherein the central axis of rotation is oriented upwardly, the suction motor and fan assembly has a lower air inlet whereby air exits an upper end of the suction motor and fan assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,165,913

HAND CARRYABLE SURFACE CLEANING APPARATUS

Omachron Intellectual Pro...

1. A hand vacuum cleaner having a front end, a rear end, and upper end and a lower end, the hand vacuum cleaner comprising:(a) an air inlet;
(b) an air treatment member downstream of the air inlet, the air treatment member having an upper air outlet;
(c) a handle provided at the rear end of the hand vacuum cleaner, the handle having a hand grip portion that extends upwardly and forwardly;
(d) an energy storage member positioned above and overlying the hand grip portion;
(e) a suction motor and fan assembly that is positioned forward of the hand grip portion; and,
(f) a clean air outlet positioned rearward of the suction motor and fan assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,165,912

SURFACE CLEANING APPARATUS

Omachron Intellectual Pro...

1. A surface cleaning apparatus comprising:a) a surface cleaning head having a first dirty fluid inlet;
b) an upright section moveably mounted to the surface cleaning head between an storage position and a reclined in use position;
c) a portable cleaning unit removably mounted to the upright section and comprising at least one air treatment member, a first energy storage member and a portable cleaning unit suction motor; and,
d) a fluid flow path extending from the first dirty fluid inlet to the portable cleaning unit,
wherein at least one of the surface cleaning head, the upright section and the portable cleaning unit is connectable to an external source of power, the portable cleaning unit suction motor is operable on power provided by the first energy storage member when removed from the upright section and is operable on power provided by the external source of power when mounted to the upright section.

US Pat. No. 10,165,815

SHIRT STAY

1. A shirt stay for maintaining shirttails in a flat and fully extended position, comprising:a pair of elastic thigh bands; each of the elastic thigh bands configured to wrap around a high of wearer;
a crotch panel having a pair of panels, a front panel and a rear panel, each panel having a top edge and a bottom edge, the bottom edges of the front and rear panels forming an opening in the crotch panel, the opening selectively closing by a fastener;
a plurality of elastic straps, each elastic strap of the plurality of elastic straps having a pair of ends, each said elastic strap of the plurality of elastic straps having a first end having a clasp configured for clasping a shirttail, each said elastic strap having a second end attaching to the crotch panel; and
a plurality of connector straps, a first end of each connector strap connecting to one of the plurality of elastic straps and attaching on the crotch panel to one of the pair of the elastic thigh bands, providing tension to the shirt stay and maintaining the shirttail in a proper position; wherein said one of the elastic thigh band has at least one vertical tape strip configured for preventing the elastic thigh band from stretching in a vertical direction and rolling, thereby maintaining the elastic straps at a fixed distance from the shirttail.

US Pat. No. 10,165,804

BRA AND GARMENT WITH BRA PORTION

Cupid Foundations, Inc., ...

1. A garment comprising:a cup portion comprising two cups;
a body portion including a body fabric, the body portion shaped to define the cup portion or to attach to the cup portion;
a band formed with the body portion below the cup portion, the band being made of a material that stretches from an original shape when subject to tension;
two arcuate resilient wires, each resilient wire positioned on the garment proximate a contour of a respective cup in the cup portion, wherein each resilient wire includes a first portion encompassing an apex of the arcuate resilient wire, the first portion only attached to the band and forming an anchor region; and
a central control region located on the body portion between the two arcuate resilient wires having a material property such that when the garment is subject to tension, wherein the band stretches less at the anchor region than areas of the band outside of the anchor region when the band is subject to tension.

US Pat. No. 10,165,800

BATTERY DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE HAVING THE SAME

JOYETECH EUROPE HOLDING G...

1. A battery device, comprising: a main body, and a rear cover removably connected to the main body, wherein the main body is provided with a first battery receiving compartment, the rear cover is provided with a second battery receiving compartment, the first battery receiving compartment is adapted to receive at least two batteries, and the second battery receiving compartment is adapted to receive at least one battery.

US Pat. No. 10,165,799

AEROSOL-GENERATING SYSTEM WITH SELF-ACTIVATED ELECTRIC HEATER

Altria Client Services LL...

1. An electronic vaping device comprising:a liquid storage portion configured to store a liquid vapor-forming substrate;
an electric heater including at least one heating element, the at least one heating element configured to heat the liquid vapor-forming substrate; and
electronic circuitry configured to
self-activate the electric heater for a first time interval during a period of inactivity of the electric heater between consecutive applications of negative pressure to a mouth-end of the electronic vaping device, and
determine depletion of the liquid vapor-forming substrate based on a relationship between a power applied to the at least one heating element during the first time interval and a resulting temperature change of the at least one heating element during the first time interval.

US Pat. No. 10,165,794

SMOKING ARTICLE WITH VISIBLE CONTENTS

Philip Morris Products S....

1. A smoking article comprising a smokeable material and a mouthpiece, the mouthpiece comprising at least three segments in axial alignment, one segment defining a cavity disposed between two other segments, a fluid-containing breakable capsule arranged in the cavity, and a first wrapper circumscribing at least the cavity, wherein the first wrapper comprises a substantially smooth transparent section overlaying at least a part of the cavity, such that the capsule is at least partially visible through the first wrapper, wherein the first wrapper has one or more layers of transparent nitrocellulose lacquer varnish applied thereto.
US Pat. No. 10,167,373

POLYAMIDE RESIN FOAM SHAPED PRODUCT AND METHOD OF PRODUCING POLYAMIDE RESIN FOAM SHAPED PRODUCT

ASAHI KASEI KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. A polyamide resin foam shaped product comprising a polyamide resin, whereinthe polyamide resin foam shaped product has a crystallinity X of 10% to 50% and a crystallite size D of 10 nm or more as calculated based on a peak having a smallest peak width in an X-ray diffraction profile of the polyamide resin foam shaped product.
US Pat. No. 10,167,440

MARINE ENGINE LUBRICATION

INFINEUM INTERNATIONAL LI...

1. A trunk piston marine engine lubricating oil composition of TBN in the range of 20 to 60 mg KOH/g for a medium-speed compression-ignited marine engine which comprises or is made by blending(A) an oil-soluble metal dithiophosphoric acid salt additive component, in a minor amount, which component consists essentially of zinc dialkyl dithiophosphate where the alkyl group is a C6 primary alkyl group; and
(B) an oil-soluble overbased metal detergent additive component, in a minor amount; with
(C) an oil of lubricating viscosity in a major amount.
US Pat. No. 10,167,453

SACCHARIDE OXIDASE, AND PRODUCTION METHOD FOR SAME AND USE OF SAME

AMANO ENZYME INC., Nagoy...

1. A polynucleotide selected from the group consisting of:(a) a polynucleotide comprising the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 9; and
(b) a polynucleotide comprising a nucleotide sequence having 90% or more sequence identity with the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 9 and encoding a protein having saccharide oxidase activity, and wherein the polynucleotide is a cDNA.
US Pat. No. 10,166,183

PHARMACEUTICAL FORMULATIONS

Auspex Pharmaceuticals, I...

1. An extended-release pharmaceutical formulation comprising, in a solid dosage form for oral delivery of between about 100 mg and about 1 g total weight:between about 2 and about 18% of an active ingredient that is tetrabenazine;
between about 70% and about 96% of one or more diluents selected from the group consisting of mannitol powder, spray dried mannitol, microcrystalline cellulose, lactose, dicalcium phosphate, tricalcium phosphate, starch, pregelatinized starch, compressible sugars, silicified microcrystalline cellulose, and calcium carbonate;
between about 1% and about 10% of a water-soluble binder selected from the group consisting of polyvinylpyrrolidone, hydroxypropylcellulose (HPC), hydroxypropylmethylcellulose (HPMC), ethylcellulose (EC), corn starch, pregelatinized starch, gelatin, and sugar; and
between about 0.5 and about 2% of a surfactant selected from the group consisting of polysorbate, sodium lauryl sulfate, and docusate sodium.
US Pat. No. 10,167,229

QUICK-DRYING BUILDING MATERIAL COMPOSITION BASED ON A MINERAL HYBRID BINDER

SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG, Baar...

1. A gypsum composition comprising20 to 70 wt % of a mixture of calcium aluminate and calcium sulfate hemihydrate and/or anhydrite and/or calcium sulfate dihydrate as hydraulic binders, where the weight ratio of calcium aluminate to calcium sulfate hemihydrate and/or anhydrite and/or calcium sulfate dihydrate binder is in the range from 1:1 to 1:3.5, and
30 to 80 wt % of fillers,
the weight figures being based in each case on the dry weight of the gypsum composition, wherein
at least 80 wt % of the total amount of calcium sulfate hemihydrate, and anhydrite and dihydrate is accounted for by the calcium sulfate hemihydrate, and
the gypsum composition is composed of up to about 3 wt % cement binders.
US Pat. No. 10,167,247

SOLID FORMS OF TREPROSTINIL

United Therapeutics Corpo...

1. A treprostinil Form C having an X-ray powder diffractogram comprising the following peak: 6.55 °2?±0.2 °2 ?, as determined on a diffractometer using Cu-K? radiation at a wavelength of 1.54059 ?, in substantially pure form.
US Pat. No. 10,167,508

DETECTION OF GENETIC ABNORMALITIES

ARIOSA DIAGNOSTICS, INC.,...

1. A method for simultaneous detection of a presence or absence of a fetal aneuploidy and a carrier status of a maternal allele in a maternal plasma or serum sample, comprising the steps of:(a) in a maternal plasma or serum sample comprising maternal and fetal DNA, amplifying two or more selected nucleic acid regions from a first chromosome of interest in the maternal and fetal DNA in the maternal plasma or serum sample with primers complementary to the selected nucleic acid regions from the first chromosome to produce amplified selected maternal and fetal nucleic acid regions in the maternal plasma or serum sample, wherein the amplifying comprises 30 or fewer amplification cycles and the amplified selected maternal and fetal nucleic acid regions from the first chromosome comprise a universal primer binding sequence;
(b) amplifying two or more selected nucleic acid regions from a second chromosome of interest in the maternal and fetal DNA of the maternal plasma or serum sample with primers complementary to the selected nucleic acid regions from the second chromosome to produce amplified selected maternal and fetal nucleic acid regions in the maternal plasma or serum sample, wherein the amplifying comprises 30 or fewer amplification cycles and the amplified selected maternal and fetal nucleic acid regions from the second chromosome comprise a universal primer binding sequence;
(c) amplifying one or more selected nucleic acid regions comprising an allele of interest in the maternal and fetal DNA in the maternal plasma or serum sample with primers complementary to the selected nucleic acid regions comprising the allele of interest to produce amplified selected maternal and fetal nucleic acid regions in the maternal plasma or serum sample, wherein the amplifying comprises 30 or fewer amplification cycles the amplified selected maternal and fetal nucleic acid regions comprising the allele of interest comprise a universal primer binding sequence;
(d) performing universal amplification with universal primers complementary to the universal primer binding sequences, wherein the universal amplification comprises at least 5 cycles, and the amplification steps of (a), (b) and (c) comprise a lower number of amplification cycles than the universal amplification;
(e) detecting the selected maternal and fetal nucleic acid regions from the first and second chromosomes and allele of interest which were amplified with the universal primers in a single sequencing run, wherein detecting the maternal and fetal nucleic acid sequences of the first and second chromosomes is not reliant on detection of any polymorphism within the selected nucleic acid regions from the first and second chromosomes;
(f) quantifying a combined relative frequency for each of the amplified selected maternal and fetal nucleic acid regions from the first and second chromosomes of interest;
(g) comparing the combined relative frequencies of the amplified selected maternal and fetal nucleic acid regions from the first and second chromosomes of interest;
(h) identifying the presence or absence of a statistical variation in the compared combined relative frequencies of the amplified selected maternal and fetal nucleic acid regions of the first chromosome and the combined relative frequencies of the amplified selected maternal and fetal nucleic acid regions of the second chromosome, and identifying the presence of a fetal aneuploidy when the statistical variation is present and identifying the absence of a fetal aneuploidy when a statistical variation is absent; and
(i) determining if the amplified selected maternal and fetal nucleic acid regions from the alleles of interest are detected in a frequency indicative of maternal carrier status of the allele.
US Pat. No. 10,167,511

BIOMARKER IDENTIFICATION

IMMUNEXPRESS PTY LTD, To...

1. A composition comprising a mixture of a DNA polymerase, sample peripheral blood leukocyte cDNA having a cDNA expression profile characteristic of a subject with a clinical sign of systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS), wherein the sample cDNA expression profile comprises granulysin (GNLY) cDNA at a lower level than a control cDNA expression profile characteristic of a healthy subject, and each of arginase 1 (ARG1) cDNA, toll-like receptor 5 (TLR5) cDNA, vanin 1 (VNN1) cDNA, and matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP9) cDNA at a higher level than the control cDNA expression profile, wherein the sample peripheral blood leukocyte cDNA comprises a complement component 3a receptor 1 (C3AR1) cDNA and a human leukocyte antigen DP beta 1 (HLA-DPB1) cDNA, and for each of the C3AR1 cDNA and the HLA-DPB1 cDNA, two oligonucleotide primers that hybridize to opposite complementary strands of the cDNA.
US Pat. No. 10,166,247

COMPOSITION FOR INHALATION

AstraZeneca AB, Sodertal...

1. A stable pharmaceutical composition comprising formoterol, budesonide or an epimer thereof, 1,1,1-2,3,3,3-heptafluoropropane (HFA 227), polyvinyl pyrrolidone (PVP) and polyethylene glycol (PEG).
US Pat. No. 10,166,278

PEPTIDES AND COMBINATION OF PEPTIDES FOR USE IN IMMUNOTHERAPY AGAINST BREAST CANCER AND OTHER CANCERS

IMMATICS BIOTECHNOLOGIES ...

1. A method of treating glioblastoma in a HLA-A*02+ patient having a breast cancer overexpressing a SCUBE2 polypeptide comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 11 and presenting at its surface a peptide consisting of SEQ ID NO: 11 in the context of a 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: 11 in the context of a complex with an MHC class I molecule in vitro.
US Pat. No. 10,168,328

IDENTIFICATION OF ANTIGEN EPITOPES AND IMMUNE SEQUENCES RECOGNIZING THE ANTIGENS

Roche Sequencing Solution...

1. A method for identifying a T cell receptor (TCR) and an epitope peptide that specifically binds the TCR, the method comprising:a) providing a plurality of mixture partitions comprising a population of T cells, the T cells comprising a plurality of different TCRs having a TCR heavy chain encoded by a TCR heavy chain nucleic acid and a TCR light chain encoded by a TCR light chain nucleic acid, wherein individual mixture partitions of the plurality of mixture partitions comprise:
i) a portion of the population of T cells, wherein the portion of T cells comprises one or more TCRs that specifically bind to a portion of a plurality of epitope peptides present in the mixture partition;
ii) a plurality of partition-specific barcodes comprising nucleic acid sequence capable of identifying the partition; and
iii) a plurality of epitope nucleic acids encoding the epitope peptides;
b) in the plurality of mixture partitions, generating barcoded nucleic acids by attaching the partition-specific barcodes to the TCR heavy chain, TCR light chain, and epitope nucleic acids;
c) pooling the barcoded nucleic acids to form a pooled mixture; and
d) sequencing the barcoded nucleic acids in the pooled mixture and thereby identifying the sequence of the heavy and light chain of the TCR that specifically binds the epitope peptide and the sequence of the epitope peptide that specifically binds the TCR by identifying heavy and light chain nucleic acids and epitope nucleic acids having matching partition-specific barcodes.
US Pat. No. 10,166,284

VACCINES FOR HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS 1 AND 2

MicroVAX, LLC, Warrenton...

1. A pharmaceutical composition for inducing a humoral and cellular immune response against HSV (herpes simplex virus) 1 and HSV 2 in an individual by primarily mediating two essential functions of HSV infection, said composition comprising four expression vectors:wherein the first essential function is mediated by a first expression vector which encodes an extracellular domain of the CD40 ligand (ecdCD40L) fused at the amino terminus to an epitope SEQ ID NO: 1 of HSV glycoprotein D (gD); and
wherein the second essential function is mediated by:
(a) a second expression vector which encodes an ecdCD40L fused at its amino terminus to a first epitope SEQ ID NO: 2 of HSV glycoprotein B (gB);
(b) a third expression vector which encodes an ecdCD40L fused at its amino terminus to a second epitope SEQ ID NO: 3 of HSV glycoprotein gB; and,
(c) a fourth expression vector which encodes an ecdCD40L fused at its amino terminus to a third epitope SEQ ID NO: 4 of HSV glycoprotein gB:
wherein said gD and gB epitopes are distinct from one another and are recognized by neutralizing antibodies.
US Pat. No. 10,167,315

PEPTOIDS AND METHODS FOR TREATING ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF ...

1. A peptoid composition comprising eight peptoid monomers,wherein the eight peptoid monomers are arranged in consecutive order from the N-terminal end to the C-terminal end and comprise achiral side chain groups R1, R2, R3, A1, A2, X, A3, and A4, respectively,
wherein R1 is selected from an unbranched, terminally substituted C2-C5 aminoalkyl group,
wherein each of R2 and R3 of the peptoid is independently selected from an unbranched, unsubstituted C1-C5 alkyl group;
wherein each of A1, A2, A3, and A4 of the peptoid are independently selected from a C6 aryl or an unbranched C7-C8 arylalkyl group,
wherein X of the peptoid is an unbranched, unsubstituted C1-C5 alkyl group.
US Pat. No. 10,170,649

METAL CHALCOGENIDE NANOPARTICLES FOR PREPARING LIGHT ABSORPTION LAYER OF SOLAR CELLS AND METHOD OF PREPARING THE SAME

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

1. A method for synthesizing metal chalcogenide nanoparticles for use in forming a light absorption layer of solar cells, the method comprising:preparing a first solution comprising at least one Group VI source selected from the group consisting of compounds comprising sulfur (S) or selenium (Se);
preparing a second solution comprising a copper (Cu) salt and a tin (Sn) salt;
preparing a third solution comprising a zinc (Zn) salt;
mixing and reacting the first solution and the second solution for a first time at a first temperature, thereby forming a core structure;
mixing the third solution with the reaction product of the first and second solutions for a second time,
heating the mixed first, second, and third solutions from the first temperature to a second temperature that is higher than the first temperature, thereby forming a shell structure over the core structure,
wherein the metal chalcogenide nanoparticles have a core-shell structure comprising a core comprising copper (Cu)-tin (Sn) chalcogenide and a shell comprising zinc (Zn) chalcogenide.
US Pat. No. 10,167,317

IMMUNOTHERAPY AGAINST SEVERAL TUMORS OF THE BLOOD, IN PARTICULAR CHRONIC LYMPHOID LEUKEMIA (CLL)

IMMATICS BIOTECHNOLOGIES ...

1. A method of eliciting an immune response in a patient who has cancer, comprising administering to said patient a population of activated T cells that selectively recognize cells, which present a peptide consisting of the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 167, wherein said cancer is selected from the group consisting of chronic lymphoid leukemia (CLL), acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), adrenal gland adrenal cortical adenoma, bone giant cell tumor of bone, bone non-ossifying fibroma, breast carcinoma, colon adenocarcinoma, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, endometrium adenocarcinoma endometrioid, kidney angiomyolipoma, kidney carcinoma, kidney oncocytoma, liver focal nodular hyperplasia, liver hepatocellular carcinoma, lymph node Hodgkin's disease, lymph node papillary carcinoma of thyroid, medullary carcinoma of thyroid origin, metastatic adenocarcinoma of stomach, neurofibroma, ovary thecoma fibroma, pancreas adenocarcinoma, pancreas microcystic adenoma, parathyroid gland adenoma, rectum adenocarcinoma, skin squamous cell carcinoma, spleen chronic myeloid leukemia, stomach gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), thyroid gland nodular hyperplasia, thyroid gland papillary carcinoma, and uterine cervix squamous cell carcinoma.
US Pat. No. 10,167,331

PEPTIDES AND COMBINATION OF PEPTIDES FOR USE IN IMMUNOTHERAPY AGAINST ESOPHAGEAL CANCER AND OTHER CANCERS

IMMATICS BIOTECHNOLOGIES ...

1. A method of treating a patient who has a cancer overexpressing a HAS3 polypeptide comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 32, comprising administering to said patient a population of activated T cells that kill the cancer cells,wherein the activated T cells are antigen-specific CD8+ cytotoxic T cells produced by contacting CD8+ T cells with an antigen presenting cell that presents a peptide consisting of the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 32 in a complex with an MHC molecule class I molecule on the surface of the antigen presenting cell,
wherein said cancer is selected from the group consisting of esophageal cancer and lung cancer, urinary bladder cancer, brain cancer, gallbladder cancer, bile duct cancer, and head and neck cancer.
US Pat. No. 10,167,627

BUILDING ASSEMBLY INCLUDING A WEATHER RESISTANT BARRIER, A SHEET FOR USE AS A WEATHER RESISTANT BARRIER, A LIQUID COATING COMPOSITION AND METHODS OF MAKING THE FOREGOING

CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, ...

1. A building assembly comprising a building substrate and a weather resistive barrier (WRB), the WRB having a water vapor permeability that decreases with increasing temperature in a temperature range from 5° C. to 60° C. at 75% relative humidity (RH).

US Pat. No. 10,172,074

WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK, STATION, AND ACCESS POINT AND METHODS FOR ACCESSING THEREOF

Huawei Technologies Co. L...

1. A method for accessing a wireless local area network, the method comprising:storing, by a station, first configuration version information;
sending, by the station, an initial generic advertisement service (GAS) query to a first access point associated with an external network;
receiving a GAS response from the first access point;
sending, by the station, a first association request to the first access point based on the GAS response and receiving a first successful association response from the first access point;
after receiving the first successful association response, disassociating with the first access point;
after disassociating with the first access point, receiving, by the station, a beacon or a probe response from a second access point associated with the external network, wherein the beacon or the probe response carries second configuration version information, wherein the second access point is in a service set of access points with the first access point;
determining, by the station, whether the second configuration version information is consistent with the first configuration version information, wherein the first configuration version information comprises a first configuration version string, wherein the second configuration version information comprises a second configuration version string wherein the first configuration version string and the second configuration version string indicate respective versions of a configuration of the external network supported by the first access point and the second access point; and
sending, by the station, a second association request to the second access point by using the GAS response without executing another GAS query, in response to the second configuration version information being consistent with the first configuration version information.

US Pat. No. 10,172,073

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LOCAL-AREA-NETWORK-ASSISTED LOCATION DETERMINATION

Telcom Ventures, LLC, Mi...

1. A method of operating a positioning receiver, the method comprising:receiving, via a non-cellular terrestrial beacon network, location change information indicating a change in a location of a Wi-Fi hot spot, at the positioning receiver;
determining whether the positioning receiver has greater confidence in the location change information or in positioning signals received by the positioning receiver using the non-cellular terrestrial beacon network; and
calculating a position location of the positioning receiver using the one of the location change information or the positioning signals received by the positioning receiver using the non-cellular terrestrial beacon network in which the positioning receiver has the greater confidence.

US Pat. No. 10,172,000

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING SECURITY KEYS FOR USER AND M2M DEVICES IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK ENVIRONMENT

M2MD TECHNOLOGIES, INC., ...

1. A system, comprising:an identity module having:
one or more application dedicated files wherein each of the one or more application dedicated files points within the identity module to an application authentication algorithm input memory portion for storing application authentication inputs used to authenticate one or more applications for connection to a remote application server;
an authentication algorithm processing engine; and
wherein the authentication algorithm processing engine of the identity module is to: upon detecting a trigger use the application authentication inputs stored in the authentication algorithm input memory portion to authenticate one of the one or more applications to the remote application server.

US Pat. No. 10,171,997

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INTERCONNECTION BETWEEN TERMINAL DEVICE AND GATEWAY DEVICE

Huawei Device (Shenzhen) ...

1. A method of connecting a terminal device and a gateway device, the method comprising:acquiring, from the gateway device, a first service set identifier (SSID) of the gateway device;
performing a verification on the first SSID;
automatically sending a second SSID to the gateway device and establishing a first connection between the terminal device and the gateway device when verification performed on the first SSID succeeds;
receiving a private SSID and a key of the gateway device via the established first connection;
automatically disconnecting the established first connection between the terminal device and the gateway device;
automatically establishing a second connection between the terminal device and the gateway device based on the private SSID and the key for connecting the terminal device to the Internet via the second connection.

US Pat. No. 10,171,986

RADIO RELAY DEVICE AND SYSTEM WITH WAITING TIME OPTIMIZATION

Oki Electric Industry Co....

1. A radio communication system, comprising:a radio communication device configured to issue a network connection request; and
a plurality of radio relay devices configured to relay the network connection request,
wherein the radio communication device includes
a first processor; and
a first non-transitory storage medium containing first program instructions sored thereon, execution of which by the first processor causes the radio communication device to provide functions of:
a neighbor node discovery unit configured to transmit, to a surrounding network, a neighbor node discovery message for discovering a radio relay device serving as a connection destination from among the plurality of radio relay devices,
a connection destination selection unit configured to select the radio relay device serving as the connection destination from among the plurality of radio relay devices on the basis of determination information when a response message to the neighbor node discovery message is received from each of the radio relay devices, the determination information being used for determining whether or not to select the radio relay device that is a transmission source of the response message, as the connection destination, and
a storage unit configured to store the determination information, and wherein each of the radio relay devices includes
a second processor; and
a second non-transitory storage medium containing second program instructions stored thereon, execution of which by the second processor causes said each radio relay device to provide function of:
a transmission waiting time calculation processing unit configured to calculate, in accordance with a value of the determination information, transmission waiting time that is waiting time until transmission of the response message when the neighbor node discovery message is received from the radio communication device, the transmission waiting time calculation processing unit calculating a shorter transmission waiting time with a higher probability, as the value of the determination information indicates better communication environment;
a first timer unit configured to manage passage of the transmission waiting time calculated by the transmission waiting time calculation processing unit,
a response message transmission unit configured to transmit the response message to the radio communication device when the first timer unit notifies that the transmission waiting time has elapsed, and
a storage unit configured to store the determination information.

US Pat. No. 10,171,972

SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENABLING A SHARED INFRASTRUCTURE

Senseware, Inc., Vienna,...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by a host system from a configuration station via an electronic network, a first selection of a first plurality of sensors for association with a first transmission destination, and a second selection of a second plurality of sensors for association with a second transmission destination, the first plurality of sensors contained in a first set of wireless sensor nodes installed at a monitored location and the second plurality of sensors contained in a second set of wireless sensor nodes installed at the monitored location, the first set of wireless sensor nodes and the second set of wireless sensor nodes forming a single wireless network that communicates with the host system via a gateway device, wherein sensor information based on measurements by the first plurality of sensors and by the second plurality of sensors is transmitted to the gateway device via wireless communication for forwarding to the host system;
storing, by the host system, a first association between the first plurality of sensors and the first transmission destination, and a second association between the second plurality of sensors and the second transmission destination; and
based on the first association and the second association, transmitting, by the host system, first sensor information generated by measurements from the first plurality of sensors to the first transmission destination and transmitting, by the host system, second sensor information generated by measurements from the second plurality of sensors to the second transmission destination.

US Pat. No. 10,171,965

MICRO-PAYMENT SCHEME ENCOURAGING COLLABORATION IN MULTI-HOP CELLULAR NETWORKS

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A method for use in a communication system having a plurality of user devices configured to communicate with one or more base stations, the method comprising:generating in a sending user device of the system a communication for forwarding to a receiving user device of the system via one or more intermediary user devices of the system; and
associating a payment token with the communication, such that at least one of the intermediary user devices can generate a payment claim based on the payment token;
wherein the payment token is independent of identities of the one or more intermediary user devices of the system, in that the payment token does not identify or otherwise make reference to any of the one or more intermediary user devices;
wherein the payment token comprises information identifying a payment that is obtainable by a given one of the intermediary user devices as its compensation for forwarding the communication to another user device;
wherein the payment token is generated using a message authentication code function which takes as one of its inputs at least a portion of the communication and as another of its inputs information indicative of a payment level that would be available if a forwarding intermediary user device is entitled to a payment claim; and
wherein the sending user device comprises a processor coupled to a memory, and the generating and associating steps are carried out under control of the processor.

US Pat. No. 10,171,950

ELECTRONIC LOGGING DEVICE (ELD)

PERDIEMCO LLC, Marshall,...

1. A computing device used in a vehicle, comprising:a sensor interface configured to receive a plurality of sensor information from one or more sensors that sense physical characteristics including sensing when the vehicle is powered on;
a GPS receiver configured to provide a plurality of location information after the vehicle is powered on;
a storage device configured to store information in a document indicating a period of movement or a period of non-movement of the vehicle as determined based on the plurality of location information provided by the GPS receiver periodically;
a processor configured to access the storage device while executing a location tracking application (LTA), said LTA being configured to track vehicle locations by recording the period of movement or the period of non-movement of the vehicle after a specified event condition is met, said specified event condition being met based on a first sensor information comprising one or more first physical characteristics: wherein the LTA provides:
i. a log-in user interface configured to enable a driver of the vehicle to log into the LTA based on an access code assigned t© by an administrator of one or more groups of vehicles or drivers,
ii. a first user interface configured to enable the driver to edit the document after the driver logs in, and
iii. a second user interface configured to enable the driver to turn off a tracking mode of the vehicle;
a wireless email interlace configured to transmit an e-mail containing the information indicating the period of movement or the period of non-movement of the vehicle;
Bluetooth interface configured to transmit the information indicating the period of movement or the period of non-movement of the vehicle to a Bluetooth device; and
a display device configured to display the period of movement or the period of non-movement of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,171,942

METHODS, APPARATUSES, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR CHANGING SETTINGS OF MOBILE TERMINALS USING CELL IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION

Naver Business Platform C...

1. A location based service providing method performed by a location based service providing apparatus, the method comprising:receiving, using at least one processor of the location based service providing apparatus, location information for verifying a location of a mobile terminal from the mobile terminal, the location information including cell information of a cell in which the mobile terminal is present;
determining, using the at least one processor, whether the received location information corresponds to registered cell information in a location information database;
associating, using the at least one processor, a location corresponding to the registered cell information as a current location of the mobile terminal, location coordinates corresponding to a centroid value of the cell being determined as the current location of the mobile terminal;
determining, using the at least one processor, whether the current location corresponds to a registered location in the location information database; and
changing at least one setting of the mobile terminal to be at least one user setting registered in the location information database, the at least one user setting associated with the registered location in the location information database when the current location corresponds to the registered location in the location information database, wherein
when the current location does not correspond to the registered location in the location information database, the method further comprises,
changing, using the at least one processor, a state of a wireless AP module of the mobile terminal to be in an ON-state in response to the current location being within a desired reference radius from location coordinates corresponding to a wireless AP, and
updating, using the at least one processor, the current location of the mobile terminal using location information associated with the wireless AP with reference to the location information database.

US Pat. No. 10,171,939

CONTROL BASED ON GEO-DEPENDENT CONDITIONS

BELKIN INTERNATIONAL, INC...

1. A system, comprising:one or more data processors; and
a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium containing instructions which when executed on the one or more data processors, cause the one or more data processors to perform operations including:
obtaining, by a computing device, a geolocation;
retrieving topographical information using the geolocation, wherein the topographical information is related to the geolocation;
determining an estimated sun path using the geolocation;
determining an offset amount using the geolocation, the topographical information, and the estimated sun path;
determining a current status of a condition using the geolocation, wherein the current status of the condition is at least one of a sunrise time associated with the geolocation or a sunset time associated with the geolocation;
applying the offset to the current status of the condition to generate an offset status;
determining a rule for performing an action by the computing device; and
performing the action based on the offset status and the rule.

US Pat. No. 10,171,928

BINAURAL SYNTHESIS

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising:obtaining one or more sets of initial filter coefficients, each set of initial filter coefficients corresponding to an angular position defined by an azimuth angle and an elevation angle; and
adjusting each set of initial filter coefficients with a timbre compensation filter to reduce artefacts associated with a binaural audio output resulting from a binaural synthesis filter;
wherein the adjusted sets of filter coefficients are provided to the binaural synthesis filter to synthesise the binaural audio output based on a monaural input, wherein synthesising the binaural audio output comprises convolving at least one of the adjusted sets of filter coefficients with the monaural audio input.

US Pat. No. 10,171,908

RECORDING MEETING AUDIO VIA MULTIPLE INDIVIDUAL SMARTPHONES

EVERNOTE CORPORATION, Re...

1. A method of recording audio information from a meeting having a plurality of participants including a first participant and a second participant, comprising:at a computing system with one or more processors and memory:
establishing a first connection with a first audio input device of a plurality of audio input devices, the first connection configured to enable the computing system to receive a first audio stream recorded by the first audio input device;
establishing a second connection with a second audio input device of the plurality of audio input devices, the second connection configured to enable the computing system to receive a second audio stream recorded by the second audio input device;
determining that the first and second audio input devices correspond respectively to the first and second participants;
receiving the first and second audio streams during the meeting;
measuring relative volume levels of the first and second audio streams;
identifying from the first audio stream first audio fragments corresponding to speech by the first participant based on: (i) a stored voice profile of the first participant, or (ii) the relative volume levels;
storing as a first audio channel the first audio fragments;
identifying from the second audio stream second audio fragments corresponding to speech by the second participant based on: (i) a stored voice profile of the second participant, or (ii) the relative volume levels;
storing as a second audio channel the second audio fragments, the first and second audio channels being separate from each other and being associated with the first and second participants, respectively;
wherein, in response to the first and second participants speaking at the same time, storing the first audio fragments and the second audio fragments includes:
simultaneously storing the first audio fragments as the first audio channel and the second audio fragments as the second audio channel; and
filtering the first audio fragments and the second audio fragments to separate speech by the first participant from speech by the second participant; and
providing, at the computing system, a storyboard audio channel that includes the first and second audio fragments and identifies the first and second participants as speakers corresponding to the first and second audio fragments, respectively, wherein the identifying is based on which of the first and second audio channels contains the first and second audio fragments.

US Pat. No. 10,171,891

SENSOR DEPLOYMENT MECHANISM AT A MONITORED LOCATION

Senseware, Inc., Vienna,...

1. A device, comprising:a wireless node module board having a first controller, a first set of one or more sensors that generates first sensor data, and a wireless transceiver that transmits the first sensor data to a gateway device at a monitored location via wireless communication for delivery to a host system that is remote from the monitored location, the wireless node module board having a wired communication interface for adding sensor capabilities to the device, the wired communication interface including a serial data signaling connection and a serial clock signaling connection; and
an extension sensor module board connected to the wireless node module board via the wired communication interface, the extension sensor module board having a second controller that communicates second sensor data to the first controller via the wired communication interface for transmission to the gateway device, the second sensor data generated by a second set of one or more sensors supported by the extension sensor module board.

US Pat. No. 10,171,889

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL CALLS FOR A GROUP OF COMMUNICATION CLIENTS SHARING A COMMON CUSTOMER IDENTIFIER

BCE INC., Verdun (CA)

1. A method of implementing a virtual private branch exchange (PBX) feature for a customer associated with a plurality of VoIP communication clients each capable of placing and receiving VoIP telephone calls, comprising:receiving at a control entity providing the virtual PBX feature information regarding a call comprising a source address/sub-address pair and a destination identifier;
at the control entity, consulting a database to determine using the information regarding the call if the call is an external inbound call directed to the customer or an internal call from one of the VoIP communication clients associated with the customer that identifies a different particular one of the VoIP communication clients, the database comprising a plurality of records each record storing a customer identifier and at least one address/sub-address pairs of at least one communication client of the associated customer, at least one of the stored records further storing a plurality of sub-address each associated with a respective alias of a communication device;
responsive to determining that the call is an external inbound call directed to the customer, causing the call to be routed to each of the plurality of VoIP communication clients associated with the customer without being passed through a PBX or key system;
responsive to determining that the call is an internal call by matching the source address/sub-address pair of the received call information to a stored record in the database and an alias in the received call information to an alias in the record, causing the call to be routed to the particular one of the VoIP communication clients associated with the alias without being passed through a PBX or key system.

US Pat. No. 10,171,886

CHANNEL-BASED METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR RELAYING CONTENTS

KAKAO CORP., Jeju-si (KR...

1. A content relay method performed at a channel server,wherein the channel server includes at least one processor:
wherein the processor configured to:
select a channel among a plurality of channels generated at a channel operator terminal in response to a channel search request from a user terminal or a display device and provide the channel; and
request the display device to display a content execution screen of a user terminal connected to the channel,
wherein the channel is selected based on an option associated with the display device,
wherein the channel is provided to share the content execution screen of the user terminal which connects the channel through the display device,
wherein the channel is generated based on an installation area of a display device or a group that is present within a predetermined distance to the installation area of a display device,
wherein the channel operator terminal selects a user terminal for relaying the content execution screen from among a plurality of user terminals based on channel connection priority of each user terminal, random priority, or arbitrary designation, if the plurality of user terminals is connected to the channel.

US Pat. No. 10,171,864

INTERACTIVE TELEVISION APPLICATIONS

Sky CP Limited, (GB)

1. A method of providing an interactive application user interface simultaneously with a video program display within a display area of a television receiver, the method comprising:in response to a user requesting access to interactive applications through interfacing with the television receiver, opening a menu of interactive applications superimposed on the video program display, with the video program display occupying substantially the entire display area;
in response to selection of one of the interactive applications by the user from the menu of interactive applications, opening an interactive application window which in a first state comprises a plurality of menu items, with the application window and video program display arranged in a split-screen arrangement; and
in response to the user selecting one of the menu items, causing the application window to enter a second state in which content relating to the selected menu item is displayed, wherein a proportion of the display area occupied by the application window is greater in the second state than in the first state and the proportion of the display area occupied by the video program display in the second state is less than in the first state.

US Pat. No. 10,171,857

NETWORK DATA DELIVERY SPONSORSHIP SIGNATURES IN STREAMING MANIFEST FILES

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method, comprising:retrieving, by a media playing device and from a campaign portal that stores information regarding toll-free or reduced toll data campaigns for content hosted by content servers, a manifest file associated with streaming content, wherein the manifest file includes a first sequence of multiple first Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs) that identify first network storage locations of multiple first content segments of the streaming content that correspond to a first bitrate, and wherein a first sponsorship signature of multiple sponsorship signatures is appended to at least one of the multiple first URIs of the manifest file;
retrieving, by the media playing device and from the campaign portal, the multiple first URIs, and the first sponsorship signature, from the manifest file;
sending, by the media playing device, the first sponsorship signature to a charging node in a Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN) for controlling the charging of data delivery associated with the streaming content to one of a user of the media playing device or a sponsor of the streaming content based on the first sponsorship signature, wherein the charging node determines whether a campaign associated with the first sponsorship signature is currently valid;
determining whether a bitrate associated with the media playing device has changed from the first bitrate to a second bitrate;
when the bitrate associated with the media playing device has changed from the first bitrate to the second bitrate:
retrieving, by the media playing device and from the campaign portal, a second sequence of multiple second URIs that identify second network storage locations of multiple second content segments of the streaming content that correspond to the second bitrate; and
engaging, via the PLMN by the media playing device using the multiple first URIs, in a content streaming session to receive the streaming content when the bitrate associated with the media playing device has not changed from the first bitrate to the second bitrate.

US Pat. No. 10,171,806

ASYMMETRIC DATA DECOMPRESSION SYSTEMS

Realtime Adaptive Streami...

1. A system, comprising:one or more different asymmetric data decompression algorithms, wherein each algorithm of the one or more different asymmetric data decompression algorithms utilizes one or more asymmetric data decompression routines of a plurality of different asymmetric data decompression routines, wherein a first asymmetric data decompression routine of the plurality of different asymmetric data decompression routines is configured to produce decompressed data with a higher data rate for a given data throughput than a second asymmetric data decompression routine of the plurality of different asymmetric data decompression routines; and
a processor configured:
to analyze one or more data parameters from one or more data blocks containing video data, wherein at least one data parameter relates to an expected or anticipated throughput of a communications channel; and
to select two or more different data decompression routines from among a plurality of different data decompression routines based upon, at least in part, the one or more data parameters relating to the expected or anticipated throughput of the communications channel.

US Pat. No. 10,171,758

MULTI-SPECTRUM IMAGING

Digital Direct IR, Inc., ...

1. An imaging system, comprising:a first imager comprising an array of thermal infrared (IR) detectors, wherein the first imager is configured to receive incident photonic radiation and generate a thermal IR image, wherein each thermal IR detector comprises a photon absorber member that is configured to absorb thermal IR photonic radiation from the incident photonic radiation and convert the absorbed thermal IR photonic radiation to thermal energy, and reflect remaining photonic radiation in the incident photonic radiation along an optical path of the imaging system, wherein the photon absorber members within the array of thermal IR detectors collectively form a reflecting surface; and
a second imager disposed in said optical path of the imaging system, wherein the second imager is configured to receive the remaining photonic radiation reflected from the reflective surface collectively formed by the photon absorber members within the array of thermal IR detectors of the first imager and generate a second image;
wherein the first imager comprises:
a substrate, wherein each thermal IR detector is formed on the substrate; and
wherein each thermal IR detector further comprises:
a resonator member configured to generate an output signal having a frequency or period of oscillation; and
wherein the photon absorber member comprises an unpowered detector member that is configured for photon exposure, wherein the unpowered detector member comprises a material having a thermal coefficient of expansion that causes the unpowered detector member to distort due to said photon exposure, wherein the unpowered detector member is further configured to apply a mechanical force to the resonator member due to said distortion of the unpowered detector member, and cause a change in the frequency or period of oscillation of the output signal generated by the resonator member due to said mechanical force applied to the resonator member; and
a thermal insulating member configured to thermally insulate the resonator member from the unpowered detector member; and
digital circuitry configured to (i) determine the frequency or period of oscillation of the output signal generated by the resonator member as a result of the mechanical force applied to the resonator member by the unpowered detector member, and to (ii) determine an amount of said photon exposure based on the determined frequency or period of oscillation of the output signal generated by the resonator member.

US Pat. No. 10,171,753

SHOOTING METHOD, SHOOTING DEVICE AND COMPUTER STORAGE MEDIUM

NUBIA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD...

1. A shooting method, comprising:successively collecting images;
reading the collected images, and identifying a light-painting area in a read current image; extracting the light-painting area, superposing the light-painting area on a corresponding position of a basic image for performing image composition so as to generate a composite image, and taking the composite image as a basic image for next image composition;
capturing the composite image, and encoding the captured composite image to obtain an encoded image; and
generating, by using data of the encoded images, a video file when shooting is ended;
wherein the step of identifying a light-painting area in a read current image comprises:
acquiring a position of a light-painting area in a read previous image; and
searching a preset range of a corresponding position in the read current image for light-painting bright spots matching the pre-stored features, and identifying an area where the light-painting bright spots are located as the light-painting area.

US Pat. No. 10,171,740

METHOD AND APPARATUS TO CORRECT BLUR IN ALL OR PART OF A DIGITAL IMAGE BY COMBINING PLURALITY OF IMAGES

Clear Imaging Research, L...

1. A method for use in an imaging device, the method comprising:displaying an image in a user interface of the device, wherein the image is a preview of a field of view of the device, and wherein the image includes a first subject and a second subject;
designating by a processor of the imaging device the first subject in the image to be kept blur free;
capturing a plurality of images by the imaging device, wherein the plurality of images include the first subject and the second subject;
combining the plurality of images by the processor to obtain a combined image, such that:
the combined image includes the first subject and the second subject, the first subject in the combined image is blur free, and the second subject in the combined image is blurred compared to the first subject;
displaying the combined image in the display of the device; and
storing the combined image in a memory of the device.

US Pat. No. 10,171,713

METHOD OF ALIGNING LENS OPTICAL AXIS TO IMAGE SENSOR PLANE WITHOUT ACTIVE ALIGNMENT

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method of assembling a camera module, the method comprising:applying a tracking code to a lens housing;
mounting one or more lenses into the lens housing;
determining optical measurements of the lenses with respect to a datum of the lens housing;
electronically recording the optical measurements and the tracking code of the lens housing;
measuring a position of an image sensor surface of an image sensor mounted on a substrate;
reading the tracking code on the lens housing;
applying an adhesive to the substrate;
positioning the lens housing with respect to the image sensor surface using the optical measurements corresponding to the tracking code on the lens housing and the datum of the lens housing; and
curing the adhesive.

US Pat. No. 10,171,703

MOBILE APPARATUS, IMAGE SCAN APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING A SCANNING OPERATION AND GENERATING A SCAN IMAGE

HP PRINTING KOREA CO., LT...

1. A mobile apparatus, comprising:a user interface to allow a user to select an image scan apparatus;
a communication interface to transmit position information and time information of the mobile apparatus to the selected image scan apparatus, transmit a scan command to the selected image scan apparatus, and receive a plurality of pieces of image data having the position information and time information of the mobile apparatus from the selected image scan apparatus via a streaming method; and
a controller to generate a scan image using the plurality of pieces of image data having the position information and time information of the mobile apparatus,
wherein
a size of each of the plurality of pieces of image data is limited by a size of a scan buffer of the image scan apparatus,
for each of the plurality of pieces of image data, the communication interface is to receive an event message from the image scan apparatus while a scanning operation of the image scan apparatus is stopped indicating the scan buffer is full and a respective piece of image data among the plurality of pieces of image data is ready for retrieval, and
the communication interface is to transmit a request to the image scan apparatus to retrieve the respective piece of image data in response to receiving the event message.

US Pat. No. 10,171,701

IMAGE SCANNING APPARATUS

MICROTEK INTERNATIONAL IN...

1. An image scanning apparatus comprising:an image capturing unit;
a pulse driving unit; and
a control unit electrically connected to the pulse driving unit and the image capturing unit; wherein the image capturing unit captures an image of an object, the pulse driving unit drives the image capturing unit and the object along a scanning direction to move with respect to each other among multiple pulse nodes so as to scan the object, and the control unit controls the image capturing unit to capture multiple images of the object between adjacent pulse nodes of the multiple pulse nodes, so as to synthesize a scanned image corresponding to the object; wherein an image capturing number of the image capturing unit is digitally controlled to capture the multiple images by the control unit rather than by the pulse driving unit.

US Pat. No. 10,171,682

NETWORK INTERFACE FOR TRACKING RADIO RESOURCE UTILIZATION

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by a network device in a wireless core network, a connection authorization request from a radio access network (RAN);
obtaining, by the network device, a plan code for a communication device associated with the connection authorization request;
associating, by the network device and based on the plan code, the communication device with a RAN-usage-based plan; and
sending, by the network device and in response to the associating, tracking instances of RAN usage by the communication device to a usage-tracking server device.

US Pat. No. 10,171,681

SERVICE DESIGN CENTER FOR DEVICE ASSISTED SERVICES

Headwater Research LLC, ...

1. A network service plan provisioning system configured to:obtain and store a first service plan component and a second service plan component,
the first service plan component comprising (i) information specifying a first traffic classification filter for filtering network traffic events and (ii) information specifying a first network policy enforcement action to be taken when a network traffic event possesses a characteristic that matches the first traffic classification filter,
the second service plan component comprising (a) information specifying a second traffic classification filter for filtering network traffic events, and (b) information specifying a second network policy enforcement action to be taken when a network traffic event possesses a characteristic that matches the second traffic classification filter,
wherein the sets of network traffic event characteristics that respectively match the first and second traffic classification filters are overlapping but not identical in extent;
receive a user selection to, for a grouping of the first service plan component and the second service plan component as both applicable to a given wireless service plan, create a prioritization of the first traffic classification filter over the second traffic classification filter;
process the first service plan component, the second service plan component, and the prioritization to create a service plan provisioning instruction set applicable to at least one wireless device; and
deploy the service plan provisioning instruction set to one or more devices in a network, such that for a network traffic event associated with the at least one wireless device and that matches both the first and second traffic classification filters, the one or more devices perform the first network policy enforcement action and do not perform the second network policy enforcement action.

US Pat. No. 10,171,678

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF CALL-BASED DATA COMMUNICATION

METASWITCH NETWORKS LTD, ...

1. A method of establishing a communications session for communication of data with respect to a first telephony user device and a second telephony user device in a data communications network, the method comprising:at said first telephony user device conducting communications with a server system;
transmitting at least one client-server connection request to the server system in said communications and establishing a client-server connection with the server system; and
transmitting call party details of a telephone call from said first telephony user device to the server system in said communications, the telephone call involving at least said first telephony user device and said second telephony user device, said call party details including a first identity associated with said first telephony user device and a second identity associated with said second telephony user device,
wherein said call party details allow the server system to establish a communications session between the first telephony user device and the second telephony user device whilst the telephone call is in progress, the communications session being separate from said telephone call and for transmission of data between said first telephony user device and said second telephony user device via the server system,
wherein the separate communications session is continued in parallel with said telephone call, such that voice call data is transmitted and received between the first telephony user device and the second telephony user device via said telephone call and other data may be transmitted and received between said first telephony user device and said second telephony user device via the separate communications session, and
wherein the method comprises receiving a message from the server system to keep said client-server connection alive when said telephone call lasts more than a connection threshold period and
wherein the method comprises the first telephony user device transmitting data to the second telephony user device via the separate communications session.

US Pat. No. 10,171,668

METHODS OF AI BASED CRM

Directly Software, Inc., ...

1. A method of classifying customer service inquiries, the method comprising:receiving, with an expert management system, a plurality of customer service inquiries;
searching, with cluster detection logic, the customer service inquiries to identify those that fall into previously identified clusters;
using the identified customer service inquiries to train matching logic, with training logic, the matching logic being configured to match the customer service inquires to specific experts;
receiving, with the expert management system, additional customer service inquiries;
matching the additional customer service inquiries to human experts, using the trained matching logic; and
routing, with routing logic, the additional customer service inquiries to the matched human experts.

US Pat. No. 10,171,667

CLUSTER BASED CRM

Directly Software, Inc., ...

1. An expert management system configured to manage customer service inquiries, the system comprising:a request I/O configured to receive a stream of customer service inquiries;
status logic configured to monitor statuses of a plurality of human experts;
expert data storage configured to store data characterizing one or more specialty characteristics of each of the plurality of experts;
cluster detection logic configured to assign the customer service inquiries to clusters of the customer service requests, the clusters having common characteristics or being satisfied using similar responses;
matching logic to match individual human experts to particular members of the customer service inquiries, the matching being at least partially based on membership of the particular customer service request being in particular members of the identified clusters; and
routing logic configured to route the customer service inquiries to members of the human experts.

US Pat. No. 10,171,666

PREDICTIVE ROUTING

Directly Software, Inc., ...

1. An expert management system configured to manage customer service inquiries, the system comprising:a request I/O configured to receive a stream of customer service inquiries;
an inquiry parser configured to determine one or more topic characteristics of each of the customer service inquiries;
status logic configured to monitor statuses of a plurality of experts;
expert data storage configured to store data characterizing one or more specialty characteristics of each of the plurality of experts;
acceptance logic configured to accept a subset of the inquires for processing by a first human expert, the acceptance being based on availability of the first human expert and predicted probabilities that the first human expert will be able to resolve each member of the subset of inquiries, the first human expert being a member of the plurality of experts; and
routing logic configured to route the subset of inquiries to the first human expert.

US Pat. No. 10,171,656

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING REAL-TIME ASSISTANCE TO CALL CENTER AGENTS

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by one or more devices, a keyword extracted from an audio stream corresponding to a telephone call between an agent device of a call center agent and a caller device of a caller, the keyword being received during the telephone call;
obtaining, by the one or more devices and based on an identifier of the caller device obtained during the telephone call, customer account information associated with the caller that predates the telephone call;
selecting, by the one or more devices and based on the keyword and the customer account information, a particular guidance template, from a plurality of guidance templates that were created prior to the telephone call, that is relevant to the audio stream of the telephone call, the plurality of guidance templates each including instructions for guiding call center agents during audio calls;
generating, by the one or more devices, a graphical prompt pursuant to the instructions of the selected particular guidance template, the instructions causing inclusion of at least some of the customer account information in the graphical prompt and the graphical prompt displaying information for assisting the call center agent with the telephone call; and
providing, by the one or more devices, the graphical prompt to the call center agent during the telephone call, the graphical prompt including the at least some of the customer account information in accordance with the instructions of the selected particular guidance template;
monitoring, by the one or more devices and after providing the graphical prompt to the call center agent, the telephone call based on keywords from the telephone call and instructions of the guidance template corresponding to the graphical prompt;
presenting, by the one or more devices, during the telephone call, and based on the monitoring, a visual indicator in the graphical prompt, for each instruction of the guidance template, wherein a particular visual indicator associated with a particular one of the instructions of the guidance template indicates whether the particular instruction has been completed during the telephone call;
determining, by the one or more devices whether the instructions were completed during the telephone call based on the keywords from the telephone call; and
when the instructions were not completed during the telephone call, prompting, by the one or more devices, the call center agent to specify why the instructions were not completed during the telephone call.

US Pat. No. 10,171,635

ENSURING PROPERLY ORDERED EVENTS IN A DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT

Cloudera, Inc., Palo Alt...

1. A method for providing global clock consistency across multiple partitions in a distributed database system, the multiple partitions being located on a number of computing machines, the computing machines having physical clocks that are imperfect, the method comprising:maintaining a last physical clock value and a next logical value;
receiving, at a first computing machine and from a second computing machine, a request for assigning a hybrid timestamp to an event, the hybrid timestamp including a physical component and a logical component, wherein the physical component represents a physical time at which the event occurred as observed by a local, physical clock, and wherein the logical component represents a logical sequence number that indicates an ordering of events whose physical time representations are the same;
obtaining a current physical clock value from a local, physical clock;
determining the physical component of the hybrid timestamp as the greater of (1) the current physical clock value and (2) the last physical clock value;
determining the logical component of the hybrid timestamp as either zero or the next logical value based on a comparison between the current physical clock value and the last physical clock value;
assigning the hybrid timestamp, including the determined physical and logical components, to the event, and
sending, from the first computing machine toward the second computing machine, a message including the hybrid timestamp.

US Pat. No. 10,171,625

COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING DATA IN A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

Siemens Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A method for transmitting data in a communications network containing a plurality of nodes, which comprises the steps of:specifying at least one interval on a basis of a synchronized time synchronized for all of the nodes, the interval containing a group of first time slots and a group of second time slots, wherein the first time slots being utilized for data transmission by every node and the second time slots being reserved by respective ones of the nodes in order to be utilized for data transmission by the respective nodes;
determining, via a respective node, whether and/or which neighboring nodes within communication range have reserved the second time slots and generates from this coordination data according to which a second time slot is reserved by the respective node which is not reserved by neighboring nodes, and the coordination data furthermore containing information as to whether and/or which of the second time slots are reserved several times by the neighboring nodes;
sending out, via the respective node, the coordination data generated by the respective node to the neighboring nodes of the respective node within a first time slot, wherein each neighboring node with the second time slots reserved several times according to the coordination data reserves a new second time slot, no reservation of which by another node is known thereto;
sending out the data by the respective nodes which have reserved corresponding second time slots within the second time slots;
reserving one of the second time slots for a predetermined link between the respective node and a predetermined neighboring node according to the coordination data generated by the respective node, first data being transmitted by the respective node to the predetermined neighboring node and second data being transmitted by the predetermined neighboring node to the respective node within the second time slot; and
establishing that the transmission of the first data, the second data, or the first data and the second data is not successful in response to not receiving a confirmation that the first data, the second data, or the first data and the second data have been received;
wherein, in a case where the transmission of the first data, the second data or the first and second data is established to be not successful due to not receiving the confirmation, the first data is discarded by the predetermined neighboring node and the second data is discarded by the respective node.

US Pat. No. 10,171,623

IDENTIFYING APPLICATION PREEMPTIVE REQUESTS

International Business Ma...

1. A method for optimizing the number of pre-emptive service requests in an application based on identifying, during the application execution, a plurality of pre-emptive execution eligible service requests, the method comprising:identifying, by one or more processors, one or more locations, associated with one or more service requests, respectively, in an application that can be invoked at an earlier point in the application logic, wherein the application comprises a subroutine that updates an input container to replace an address, and wherein the service request comprises a request for a micro-service;
analyzing, by the one or more processors, the one or more service requests based on the one or more locations, wherein analyzing comprises: interpreting source code of the application, logic flow of the application, a component of the application, a resource of the application, external calls of the application, internal calls of the application, timing of application events, status changes of the application, input data flows of the application, and output data flows of the application;
determining, by the one or more processors, if the one or more service requests are eligible for pre-emptive execution based on the analyzing, wherein determining if the one or more service requests are eligible is based on trace information obtained from an execution of the application, and wherein determining if the one or more service requests are eligible further comprises a trace element that generates a trace event during execution of the application, and wherein the trace information comprises information relating to the trace event, and wherein determining if the one or more service requests are eligible further comprises:monitoring, by the one or more processors, an application during execution based on: time of events, external calls, internal calls, resource usage, I/O data, status, usage counts and execution time, and observe one or more service requests used in existing processing and identify those that can benefit from pre-emptive execution; andresponsive to determining the one or more service requests are eligible, outputting, by the one or more processors, one or more identities of the one or more service requests, respectively, for pre-emptive execution, wherein the one or more identities comprise one or more indicators of suitability for pre-emptive execution, wherein the one or more indicators of suitability for pre-emptive execution comprises: input data, output data, service request timing, service request type, execution context, service request originator, or a service request identifier.

US Pat. No. 10,171,622

DYNAMIC CONTENT REORDERING FOR DELIVERY TO MOBILE DEVICES

International Business Ma...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by a Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) server from an application executing on a mobile device, a request to access content;
identifying a set of objects as responsive to the request;
determining a respective priority for each object in the set of objects, wherein the priority of each object is based at least in part on a context of the mobile device; and
transmitting at least one object in the set of objects according to the determined priorities of each object,
wherein determining the priority of each object comprises computing a score for each object, wherein the score is computed based on: (i) the context of the mobile device, (ii) at least one attribute of the object, (iii) at least one rule for scoring objects, (iv) a use history for the object, (v) a compatibility of the object with the mobile device, (vi) a use history of the mobile device, and (vii) a use history of a plurality of other mobile devices.

US Pat. No. 10,171,621

AGGREGATING SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION AND REQUESTING CONTENT OBJECTS BASED ON AGGREGATED SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A device, comprising:one or more processors to:
receive first subscription information associated with a first request for content objects by a first user device, the first subscription information including:
a first interest indicator that identifies the content objects using a namespace indicator, and
information identifying a first time period associated with a first start time and a first end time;
receive second subscription information associated with a second request for the content objects by a second user device, the second subscription information including:
a second interest indicator that identifies the content objects using the namespace indicator, and
information identifying second time period associated with a second start time and a second end time;
store the first subscription information and the second subscription information;
aggregate, based on an overlap between the first time period and the second time period, the first subscription information with the second subscription information to form aggregated subscription information;
provide the aggregated subscription information to a content delivery server,
the aggregated subscription information including:
a third interest indicator that identifies the content objects using the namespace indicator, and
information identifying a third time period associated with a third start time and a third end time;
request the content objects from the content delivery server using the aggregated subscription information;
receive the content objects based on the aggregated subscription information;
provide, based on the aggregated subscription information, the content objects to the first user device during the first time period; and
provide, based on the aggregated subscription information, the content objects to the second user device during the second time period.

US Pat. No. 10,171,620

NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM HAVING STORED THEREIN CONTROL PROGRAM, CONTROL APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable recording medium having stored therein a control program that causes a computer to execute a process comprising:acquiring processing request information of a processing request for a first computer by a second computer, the first computer comprising a database server and the second computer comprising a batch server;
acquiring first operation information and second operation information that relate to operations of the first computer and the second computer, respectively, and storing the first operation information and the second operation information into a storage unit;
acquiring processing result information associating a processing history of the first computer according to the processing request included in the processing request information for the first computer with the second operation information that relates to the processing request by the second computer having made the processing request and storing the processing result information into the storage unit;
determining a type of the processing request based on the processing result information stored in the storage unit, the processing request information, and the first operation information and the second operation information stored in the storage unit;
determining whether or not issuance source process identification information of the processing request included in the processing request information is present in process information included in the first operation information acquired from the database server;
determining the type of the processing request to be a batch process of a particular type among batch processes performed by the batch server in a case where the issuance source process identification information of the processing request is present in the process information;
acquiring first address information of the batch server issuing the processing request of the batch process of the particular type based on the processing request information and the first operation information; and
storing the first address information into the storage unit, wherein
the process further comprises controlling resources that are allocated to the first and second computers based on a determination result of the type of the processing request.

US Pat. No. 10,171,619

IDENTIFYING A CLOUD SERVICE USING MACHINE LEARNING AND ONLINE DATA

CA, Inc., New York, NY (...

1. A method for analyzing network traffic, comprising:identifying, by a computer related to an enterprise, an endpoint outside of the enterprise of a network connection between a resource of the enterprise and the endpoint;
analyzing, by the computer related to the enterprise, first network traffic of the network connection;
based on analysis of the first network traffic, determining, by the computer related to the enterprise, whether the endpoint is a cloud service provider;
wherein the determining comprises:
automatically determining an address of the endpoint, wherein the address is one of a uniform resource identifier or IP address;
automatically accessing a registrar computer system to identify an organization name related to the address of the endpoint;
sending an automatically-generated first query to a first network-accessible data source that is associated with an online knowledgebase, wherein the automatically-generated first query is based on the organization name;
receiving, from the first network-accessible data source, a first reply in response to the automatically-generated first query, wherein the first reply includes a first dataset of words;
performing a textual analysis of the address of the endpoint and the first dataset of words to determine whether one or more of a set of words related to cloud services are present in the address or the first dataset of words; and
based on the textual analysis, classifying the endpoint as being associated with a cloud service provider; and
storing, by the computer related to the enterprise, an indication that the endpoint is associated with a cloud service provider.

US Pat. No. 10,171,618

MOBILE DEVICE-RELATED MEASURES OF AFFINITY

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising, by one or more computing devices associated with an application:sending, to a computer server machine, a request for a first measure of affinity associated with a first user for a particular content, wherein the first measure of affinity predicts a level of interest the first user has for the particular content, and wherein the particular content is shared by a second user on an online social network;
sending, to the computer server machine, a first weighting information that is to be used in computing the first measure of affinity, wherein the first weighting information comprises information specifying:
a first weight to be attributed to a first predictor function that is based on an interest of the first user for the second user who shared the particular content on the online social network, and
a second weight to be attributed to a second predictor function that is based on one or more concepts associated with the particular content;
sending, to the computer server machine, a second weighting information that is to be used in computing a second measure of affinity, wherein the second weighting information comprises information specifying:
a third weight to be attributed to a third predictor function, the third predictor function being based on one or more attributes of the first user;
receiving, by one or more of the computing devices associated with the application, the first measure of affinity;
receiving, by one or more of the computing devices associated with the application, the second measure of affinity; and
sending, to the first user, the particular content, based at least in part on the received first measure of affinity and the received second measure of affinity.

US Pat. No. 10,171,617

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM THAT SUPPORT REVIEW OF USAGE DETAILS FOR A COMMUNICATION SERVICE

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A first communication terminal, comprising:a central processing unit (CPU) and a memory configured to store instructions for execution by the CPU, the CPU configured to:
acquire service identification information associated with a communication service from an information processing device that manages shared content;
issue service user identification information associated with the service identification information, and the service identification information to a second communication terminal;
control transmission of the service identification information and the service user identification information to the information processing device;
acquire, from the second communication terminal, first meta-information corresponding to first content stored in the second communication terminal;
update a content playlist stored in the first communication terminal to add the first content corresponding to the acquired first meta-information at end of the content playlist for playback, wherein the content playlist is updated based on the acquired first meta-information; and
control transmission of the updated content playlist to the second communication terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,171,616

BYTE CACHING IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS

International Business Ma...

1. A computer program storage product for performing byte caching in a wireless communication network device with a first byte caching system, the computer program storage product comprising:a non-transitory storage medium readable by a processing circuit and storing instructions for execution by the processing circuit for performing a method comprising
receiving a plurality of data packets through an internet protocol (IP) data flow established between a wireless communication device and at least one server;
in response to receiving the plurality of data packets, determining whether a second byte caching system is available;
in response to determining that the second byte caching system is available,
combining each of the plurality of data packets into a single packet bundle, wherein the combining comprises combining a payload from each of the plurality of data packets into a combined payload and storing the combined payload in the packet bundle,
transforming the packet bundle by dividing the combined payload into a plurality of byte sequence, determining that a second byte caching system has previously received only a portion of the plurality of byte sequences, and including a set of signatures each representing the portion of the plurality of byte sequences and remaining of the plurality of byte sequences in the packet bundle;
and
sending the transformed packet bundle to the second byte caching system via an IP communication mechanism; and
in response to determining that the second byte caching system is unavailable, transmitting the plurality of data packets to the wireless communication device without performing at least said transforming.

US Pat. No. 10,171,610

WEB CACHING METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTENT DISTRIBUTION NETWORK

Telefonica, S.A., Madrid...

1. A web caching method for a content distribution network (CDN), said CDN comprising a plurality of caching nodes and wherein the web content is statically identified as an uncacheable content and originates on an origin-server, the method comprising:establishing a time to live (TTL) period value to said uncacheable content based on user requests of a plurality of CDN users; and
responding to said user requests of said plurality of CDN users by sending to at least one CDN user said uncacheable content within said TTL period value,
wherein each one of said plurality of caching nodes in said CDN includes a content caching manager and a pseudo-dynamic content TTL predictor and in that said method comprises the following steps:
a) contacting each one of said plurality of caching nodes with a centralized repository in order to download a configuration file of said plurality of CDN users;
b) identifying, by said content caching manager of each caching node, the uncacheable content as a pseudo-dynamic content;
c) predicting, by a pseudo-dynamic content TTL predictor of said caching node, said TTL period value in which the uncacheable content will not be modified, the TTL period value being predicted by means of the pseudo-dynamic content TTL predictor at least considering:
an identifier identifying the uncacheable content,
a data structure containing prior prediction history and required to produce the TTL period value, and
two parameters, p and M, provided by a pseudo-dynamic content modulator, modulating confidence of the prediction, said parameter p modulating the speculativeness of the TTL prediction and said parameter M specifying the maximum confidence for speculated TTL period values,
wherein said step c) is performed for each one of said plurality of CDN users; and
d) caching, by each one of said plurality of nodes, the uncacheable content during said predicted TTL period value,
wherein the method comprises serving all of said user requests for said pseudo-dynamic content using a local copy of the configuration file in said centralized repository.

US Pat. No. 10,171,602

DETERMINING DEVICE COUNTS

comScore, Inc., Reston, ...

1. A method for evaluating web activity, the method comprising:receiving activity data for one or more resources on a network for a predetermined time period, the resources having been accessed by a plurality of client systems, and the activity data including a unique identifier and a category of an accessing client system for each access to the one or more resources;
identifying at least one persistent identifier of a client system within the activity data;
identifying a subset of the activity data associated with the at least one persistent identifier of the client system that accesses the one or more resources;
determining, based on the subset of the activity data, a total number of accesses to the one or more resources from the client system having the persistent identifier; and
determining, based on the determined total number of accesses to the one or more resources from the client system having the persistent identifier, an estimated number of accesses to the one or more resources from the client system having the persistent identifier if the persistent identifier persisted on the client system during the entire predetermined time period.

US Pat. No. 10,171,593

VALIDATING WEB SERVICES FOR COMPATIBILITY WITH A CLIENT DEVICE BY EMULATING THE CLIENT DEVICE BY POPULATING A TEMPLATE ASSOCIATED WITH THE WEB SERVICES

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method comprising:determining, by a processor of a validation device, parameters associated with a plurality of client devices having network access to a plurality of web services for which corresponding compatibility determinations have been performed for each of the plurality of client devices;
determining, by the validation device, that at least one of the plurality of web services has been updated since the corresponding compatibility determination;
identifying, by the validation device, a first subset of the parameters associated with a first client device;
determining, by the validation device, a template associated with requesting the at least one updated web service from a network device;
emulating, by the validation device, the first client device by populating the template based on the first subset of the parameters, wherein populating the template generates web services validation commands including data related to:
requesting the at least one updated web service for use by the first client device,
identification and validation of the first client device, and
formatting of the at least one updated web service for use by the first client device;
transmitting, by the validation device to the network device, a first web services request for the at least one updated web service using the web services validation commands;
receiving, by the validation device, a first response message forwarded from the network device in response to the first web services request, wherein the first response message contains web services data that relates to providing the at least one updated web service to the first client device;
evaluating, by the validation device, the web services data to determine, based on the first subset of the parameters, whether the at least one updated web service is in a format that is compatible with the first client device; and
validating, by the validation device, the at least one updated web service for use by the first client device based on a determination that the format is compatible.

US Pat. No. 10,171,564

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CLOUD-BASED AGRICULTURAL DATA PROCESSING AND MANAGEMENT

AgVerdict, Inc., San Fra...

1. A cloud-based system for integration of agricultural data with geolocation-based agricultural operations, comprising:a data receiving module configured to receive agricultural-related data associated with a given geographic area, the data receiving module stored in a designated portion of computer memory;
an authorization module configured to provide a first level of authorization to a grower entity and a second level of authorization to a trusted advisor entity, the first level of authorization providing the grower entity with access to all received agricultural-related data associated with the given geographic area, the second level of authorization providing the trusted advisor entity with access to an exposed portion of the received agricultural-related data associated with the given geographic area, the second level of authorization restricting the trusted advisor entity from accessing agricultural-related data outside of the exposed portion, the authorization module stored in a designated portion of computer memory;
a data processing module configured to transform the exposed portion of the received data into an analysis-ready format, the data processing module stored in a designated portion of computer memory;
an analysis module configured to process the exposed portion of the received data having been transformed into the analysis-ready format through one or more algorithms to determine at least one operation to be performed within the given geographic area in accordance with the second level of authorization, the analysis module stored in a designated portion of computer memory;
a prescription generation module defined to generate a set of instructions for execution of the at least one operation within the given geographic area as a function of geolocation, the instructions for execution of the at least one operation coded for direct use by a controller of a specified type of agricultural equipment, the prescription generation module stored in a designated portion of computer memory; and
a communication module configured to transmit the instructions for execution of the at least one operation over a wireless communication channel to the controller of the specified type of agricultural equipment in accordance with the second level of authorization, wherein the instructions for execution of the at least one operation cause the controller to direct operation of the specified type of agricultural equipment to perform the at least one operation within the given geographic area as a function of geolocation in an automated manner, the communication module stored in a designated portion of computer memory.

US Pat. No. 10,171,552

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTEGRATING EXTERNAL RESOURCES FROM THIRD-PARTY SERVICES

UberGrape GmbH, Vienna (...

1. A network-accessible device comprising:a display configured to present a messaging interface that is generated by a communication platform to a user;
an input device configured to allow the user to interact with the messaging interface; and
a processor communicatively coupled to the display and the input device, the processor configured to execute a specific set of instructions that:
allow the user to input a message into a text field of the messaging interface using the input device;
automatically detect a trigger character within the message;
identify one or more characters that immediately follow the trigger character, wherein the one or more characters specify a desired electronic document;
cause one or more electronic documents to be identified that are possible matches to the desired electronic document, wherein the one or more electronic documents are selected based on the one or more characters;
present the one or more electronic documents within the messaging interface for review by the user;
allow the user to select an electronic document of the one or more electronic documents, wherein the selected electronic documents represents the desired electronic document;
responsive to the selection of the particular electronic document,
replace the trigger character and the one or more characters with a link to the selected electronic document; and
transmit the message, including the link to the selected electronic document, to another network-accessible device in response to the user selecting a send button on the messaging interface.

US Pat. No. 10,171,551

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTEGRATING EXTERNAL RESOURCES FROM THIRD-PARTY SERVICES

UberGrape GmbH, Vienna (...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:identifying a service that is to be integrated into a communication platform, wherein the service hosts electronic resources within one or more databases;
integrating the electronic resources by tagging metadata associated with each electronic resource;
indexing the metadata to make the electronic resources readily searchable from a messaging interface that is generated by the communication platform;
analyzing a textual input entered by a user at the messaging interface;
detecting a reference to a desired electronic resource within the textual input;
identifying one or more suggested electronic resources based on the reference; and
allowing the user to select the desired electronic resource from the one or more suggested electronic resources.

US Pat. No. 10,171,533

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING DEVICES IN A ROOM ON A NETWORK

Image Stream Medical, Inc...

1. A system for identifying sources used in a medical procedure performed at a medical treatment location, the system comprising:a control computer configured to
couple to a digital switch;
receive information identifying a first source to be used in the medical procedure performed at the medical treatment location; and
present, via a graphical user interface configured to couple to the control computer, source identifying information based on the information identifying the first source; and
a first adapter unit configured to
couple to the digital switch;
couple to a single source corresponding to the first adapter unit, the single source being the first source;
identify the first source;
provide the information identifying the first source to the control computer via the digital switch;
receive video data in a first source-specific format from the first source;
normalize the video data into standard format video data; and
provide the standard format video data in the standard format to the digital switch.

US Pat. No. 10,171,519

SESSION TRANSFER PROTOCOL BETWEEN DIFFERENT BROWSERS ON DIFFERENT DEVICES

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A router device, comprising:a memory; and
one or more processors to:
establish a session for communicating data between a first user device and a server device;
monitor the data communicated via the session while routing the data between the first user device and the server device;
store session information based on monitoring the session;
the session information including information for transferring the session with the server device to a second user device;
register the second user device by creating an entry for the session in a session data structure;
receive, from the second user device, a request to transfer the session;
send, based on the request, the session information to the second user device causing the session to be transferred from the first user device to the second user device;
establish the session for communicating the data between the second user device and the server device;
detect the second user device is in a private mode; and
prevent the session, while the session is active and the router device is routing the data between the second user device and the server device, from being transferred from the second user device based on the second user device being in the private mode,
where the one or more processors, when preventing the session from being transferred, are to:
stop storing new session information for the session, and
deregister the second user device by deleting the entry for the session in the session data structure based on the second user device being detected to be in the private mode.

US Pat. No. 10,171,515

NOTIFYING RESPONSE SENDER OF MALFORMED SESSION INITIATION PROTOCOL (SIP) RESPONSE MESSAGES

International Business Ma...

1. A method for notification about a malformed SIP response, comprising:in response to receiving a malformed response message at a session initiation protocol (SIP) client, from a SIP server, producing a dedicated ACK message;
sending the dedicated ACK message to the SIP server, wherein the ACK message includes the malformed response message associated with a reason for a malformation;
receiving, by the SIP server, the dedicated ACK message;
amending, by the SIP server, contents of the dedicated ACK message to correct the malformation; and
sending, by the SIP server, the amended contents of the dedicated ACK message to the SIP client, to establish a communication.

US Pat. No. 10,171,508

PROVISIONING NEW VIRTUAL MACHINE WITH CREDENTIALS

SSH Communications Securi...

1. A method of provisioning a virtual data processing instance in a virtualized environment, comprising:provisioning, by a data processing apparatus configured for hosting virtual data processing instances, a new virtual data processing instance for retrieval of credential information from a credential management system;
connecting, by the new virtual data processing instance hosted in the data processing apparatus, to the credential management system;
authenticating the new virtual data processing instance to the credential management system; and
receiving, by the new virtual data processing instance, the credential information from the credential management system.

US Pat. No. 10,171,501

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REMOTE WIPE

Open Text SA ULC, Halifa...

1. A method comprising:running, by a client device of an application gateway server computer, a managed container that the client device has downloaded from a network source, the managed container written in a programming language native to the client device and comprising a managed cache and an application framework, the application framework having an execution engine;
receiving, from the application gateway server computer by the managed container running on the client device, a client application for a backend system operating in an enterprise computing environment, wherein the application gateway server computer communicates with the backend system through a firewall of the enterprise computing environment;
storing, by the managed container running on the client device, the client application for the backend system in the managed cache of the managed container, wherein the storing further comprises:
storing, in the managed cache of the managed container, a plurality of client applications for a plurality of backend systems operating in the enterprise computing environment, the plurality of client applications received by the managed container from the application gateway server computer;
providing, by the execution engine of the managed container, a runtime environment for running the client application on the client device;
receiving, by the managed container running on the client device, a remote wipe message from the application gateway server computer over a network connection, the remote wipe message initiated at the application gateway server computer and specific to a user associated with the client device;
causing, by the managed container running on the client device and independently of a local operating system of the client device in response to the remote wipe message from the application gateway server computer, a low level destruction to content or a portion thereof within the managed cache of the managed container, the low level destruction to the managed cache caused by the managed container resulting in deletion of the client application for the backend system; and
sending, from the managed container to the application gateway server computer using an application programming interface of the application gateway server computer, an acknowledgement or message that the managed container had completed the remote wipe.

US Pat. No. 10,171,493

METHOD AND SYSTEM TO DYNAMICALLY OBFUSCATE A WEB SERVICES INTERFACE

Sears Brands, L.L.C., Ho...

1. A method for operating a system that uses a dynamically generated web services interface to protect a processor of service requests from attacks received via a data communication network, the method comprising:receiving, by web server circuitry, a first service request from a client system via the data communication network, wherein the first service request comprises an identifier of the client system, a service identifier, and a service key;
producing, by web service protection circuitry coupled to the web server circuitry, a client date and time by deciphering a portion of the service identifier using the identifier of the client system;
determining, by the web service protection circuitry, whether the first service request is an initial service request received by the web server circuitry from the client system;
if it is determined that the first service request is the initial service request received from the client system, identifying, by the web service protection circuitry, the client system as an authorized client system if the produced client date and time matches a default date and time;
if it is determined that the first service request is not the initial service request received from the client system, identifying, by the web service protection circuitry, the client system as an authorized client system if the produced client date and time matches a stored date and time corresponding to receipt of a previous service request received from the client system; and
if the client is identified as an authorized client system:
sending a second service request, by the web server circuitry to application server circuitry, wherein the second service request comprises a service name portion and the service key; and
forwarding, by the web server circuitry to the client system, a response of the application server circuitry to the second service request.

US Pat. No. 10,171,460

PROXIMITY-BASED SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATIC APPLICATION OR DATA ACCESS AND ITEM TRACKING

PROXENSE, LLC, Bend, OR ...

1. A system comprising:one or more processors; and
a memory including instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, causes the system to:
determine one or more prerequisites for accessing a computing device that is physically shared by a plurality of users, the one or more prerequisites including an authentication and selection of a user name;
subsequent to authentication of a first user, identify a first user name associated with the first user;
subsequent to authentication of a second user, identify a second user name associated with the second user;
receive the first user name as a selected user name from a group including the first user name and the second user name; and
subsequent to receiving the selected user name, launch one or more applications based on the selected user name, wherein the authentication and selection of the user name satisfy the prerequisites for accessing the computing device that is physically shared.

US Pat. No. 10,171,433

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTHENTICATING USERS

PACID TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, ...

1. A method for authenticating a user, comprising:receiving, by an application running on a mobile phone, a unique user input, said application processing said unique user input and generating a secret;
storing said secret at the mobile phone, said secret being stored with an identifier so as to be retrievable when the unique user input is received again by the mobile phone;
receiving at the mobile phone from a remote computer-based station a first communication comprising a request for user credentials of the user of the mobile phone, said first communication including the identifier associated with the secret;
responsive to said receiving, the mobile phone prompting a user via a user interface for the unique user input, verifying said unique user input, and transmitting to the remote computer-based station a second communication encoded using the secret.

US Pat. No. 10,171,415

CHARACTERIZATION OF DOMAIN NAMES BASED ON CHANGES OF AUTHORITATIVE NAME SERVERS

VERISIGN, INC., Reston, ...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:receiving a data set corresponding to name server operations for a plurality of domain names, wherein each name server operation of the name server operations is associated with a time unit;
determining, using one or more processors, an identifier for each domain name in the plurality of domain names based on the name server operations, wherein:
the identifier comprises a Name Server Switching Footprint (NSSF), textual data, and indicates name server switching operations associated with the domain name; and
the NSSF comprises a string with a first value that represents a number of add operations associated with a number of name servers added to an authoritative list of name servers for the domain name and a second value that represents a number of delete operations associated with a number of name servers deletions to the authoritative list of name servers for the domain name;
determining the identifier comprising determining the NSSF by building a string for each time unit and concatenating the strings together;
determining that an NSSF of a first domain name of the plurality of domain names is associated with a malicious domain name use by matching the first value and the second value to corresponding first and second values in an NSSF associated with the malicious domain name use; and
in response to determining that the NSSF of the first domain name is associated with a malicious domain name use, adding the first domain name to a blacklist to prevent a malicious use of the first domain name.

US Pat. No. 10,171,396

INTELLIGENT PREVENTION OF SPAM EMAILS AT SHARE SITES

Shutterfly, Inc., Redwoo...

1. A computer-implemented method for preventing spam emails from a share site, comprising:receiving registrations from users to set up share sites by a network-based computer system, wherein the users become owners of the share sites;
enabling the users to send emails to invite people to become members of their respective share sites;
receiving uploads at least one image or video clip from the users by the network-based computer system;
storing one or more spam detection rules in the network-based computer system;
detecting potential spam emails among the emails sent by the users based on the one or more spam detection rules by the network-based computer system;
storing one or more false alarm reduction rules in the network-based computer system;
automatically detecting, by the network-based computer system, behaviors of one or more senders of the potential spam emails at the share-site;
identifying false positive emails in the potential spam emails based on the one or more false alarm reduction rules and the behaviors of the one or more senders of the potential spam emails at the share-site, which comprises at least:
determining if the one or more senders of the potential spam emails have stored personal data, relationship data, or device data at the network-based computer system;
removing false positive emails from the potential spam emails to produce a list of verified spam emails;
identifying a first sender of the list of verified spam emails as a spammer; and
prohibiting the spammer from sending emails from one or more share sites owned by the spammer at the network-based computer system.

US Pat. No. 10,171,275

WIRELESS TRANSMITTER, WIRELESS REMOTE RECEIVER AND METHODS THEREOF

BEKEN CORPORATION, Shang...

1. A wireless transmitting and receiving system, comprising:a wireless transmitter comprising
a frame generator configured to generate a frame by including an auxiliary preamble, an auxiliary syncword, a guard, a preamble, an address, a packet control, a payload and a CRC, wherein the auxiliary preamble is precedent to the preamble;
a modulator communicatively coupled to the frame generator and configured to modulate the frame according to a variable transmission rate and include the transmission rate in the auxiliary syncword; and
a RF front end communicatively coupled to the modulator and configured to transmit the modulated signal to a receiver;
wherein the frame comprises the auxiliary preamble,
a receiver comprising a demodulator configured to use the auxiliary preamble to synchronize the demodulator to an incoming bit stream and for frequency offset calculation, and wherein the demodulator is further configured to use the preamble for synchronizing principal demodulation and another frequency offset estimation.

US Pat. No. 10,171,244

INCREASED COMMUNICATION SECURITY

Idaax Technologies Privat...

1. A method of increasing communication security, said method comprising:communicating, from a first computer system, a unique identifier associated with a second computer system, wherein said communicating further comprises communicating said unique identifier for delivery to a third computer system;
receiving, at said first computer system from said third computer system, a first message including a first data portion and a second data portion, wherein said first data portion is associated with a security token, wherein said first data portion includes a first instance of a session key, and wherein said second data portion includes a second instance of said session key;
performing, at said first computer system, message validation associated with said first message;
if said first message is valid, generating a second message including said first data portion; and
if said first message is valid, communicating said second message from said first computer system for delivery to said second computer system.

US Pat. No. 10,171,217

ENHANCED SRS FOR MASSIVE MIMO CHANNEL ESTIMATION

RF DSP INC., Irvine, CA ...

1. A method for multiplexing a plural of UEs on the same resource element, comprising:using SRS transmission to estimate the uplink channel coefficients of each UE and to implement Time Offset and Frequency Offset (TO and FO) compensation in a MU-MIMO wireless communication system; wherein NSRS (NSRS?1) symbols (SRS symbols) are reserved specially for SRS transmission in an uplink subframe; and
the method further comprising dividing the Nuse useable subcarriers of a SRS symbol into MComb (MComb?1) non-overlap sets or combs, where KUE1 (KUE1?1) are multiplexed on a comb through code division multiplexing (CDM), frequency division multiplexing (FDM), or a combination of these two multiplexing methods.

US Pat. No. 10,171,201

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING DATA

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A computer implemented method of transmitting data, the method comprising:initializing an index of a modulation and coding scheme (MCS) for transmitting data to a terminal;
adjusting, by a processor, the index of the MCS based on at least one of a hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) feedback of the terminal and a channel quality of the terminal; and
transmitting the data to the terminal based on the adjusted index of the MCS, wherein adjusting the index of the MCS is performed by
determining an index of a first MCS based on the HARQ feedback;
determining an index of a second MCS based on the channel quality of the terminal; and
determining the index of the MCS based on the index of the first MCS and the index of the second MCS, and wherein
determining the index of the MCS based on the index of the first MCS and the index of the second MCS comprises determining the index of the MCS based on sum of a first weight predetermined for the index of the first MCS and a second weight predetermined for the index of the second MCS.

US Pat. No. 10,171,182

SENDING KNOWN DATA TO SUPPORT FAST CONVERGENCE

Valens Semiconductor Ltd....

1. A transceiver configured to assist a second transceiver to recover rapidly from quality degradation in operating point of the second transceiver, the transceiver comprising:a receiver configured to receive from the second transceiver an indication to transmit known data; wherein utilizing the known data enables the second transceiver to recover within less than 1 millisecond from the quality degradation;
a transmitter configured to transmit the known data; wherein the known data comprises bitwise complement code words of an idle sequence, and each bitwise complement code word appears in the idle sequence; and
the transmitter is further configured to transmit the idle sequence within less than 1 millisecond from the moment of starts transmitting the known data, and before transmitting a data frame.

US Pat. No. 10,171,176

PHASE DEMODULATION METHOD AND CIRCUIT

Elenion Technologies, LLC...

18. An electrical circuit for demodulating a received PSK modulated carrier signal, the electrical circuit comprising:a first signal splitter configured to split the received PSK modulated carrier signal into two analog PSK-modulated signals, each comprising a PSK-modulated carrier wave with a carrier wave frequency f that may vary in time;
a multiplying circuit disposed to receive a first of the two analog PSK-modulated signals and configured to convert it into a frequency-multiplied carrier signal absent of PSK modulation;
a first frequency dividing flip-flop circuit configured to convert the frequency multiplied carrier signal into a first reference carrier wave signal with the carrier wave frequency f,
a first electrical signal mixer configured to mix the first reference carrier wave signal with the second of the two analog PSK-modulated signals to extract a first de-modulated signal therefrom; and,
an electrical transmission line connecting the first signal splitter with the first electrical signal mixer;wherein the received PSK modulated carrier signal comprises a BPSK modulated signal, wherein the multiplying circuit comprises a signal squaring circuit configured to output a frequency-doubled carrier wave signal, and wherein the electrical circuit further comprises:a second frequency dividing circuit connected in parallel with the first frequency dividing circuit so as to obtain a second reference carrier wave signal that is phase-shifted relative to the first reference carrier wave,
a second electrical signal mixer configured to mix the second reference carrier wave signal with a portion of the second of the two analog PSK-modulated signals, and
an electrical signal combiner disposed to combine outputs from the first and second electrical signal mixers to produce an output de-modulated signal.

US Pat. No. 10,171,145

CODEBOOK CONFIGURATION METHOD AND USER EQUIPMENT

Huawei Technologies Co. L...

1. A codebook configuration method, comprising:receiving, by a user equipment (UE), a reference signal that is of an antenna whose quantity of antenna ports is X and that is sent by a base station and configuration information of a codebook subset restriction for the quantity X of antenna ports, wherein the configuration information of the codebook subset restriction for the quantity X of antenna ports comprises first configuration information and second configuration information, and X is a positive integer greater than or equal to 2;
determining, by the UE according to the configuration information of the codebook subset restriction for the quantity X of antenna ports, a precoding matrix on which channel measurement and feedback need to be performed, wherein the codebook subset restriction for the quantity X of antenna ports is used to instruct the UE to select some precoding matrices from all precoding matrices in a codebook whose quantity of antenna ports is X for measurement and feedback; and
obtaining, by the UE via measurement according to the reference signal of the antenna whose quantity of antenna ports is X, the precoding matrix on which channel measurement and feedback need to be performed.

US Pat. No. 10,171,122

HAND STRAP FOR ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A charging adapter comprising:a hook which forms a seesaw structure having a first locker and a second locker at both ends , and a charging pin on an inner wall of the charging adapter;
wherein when the charging adapter is installed in an electronic apparatus, the first locker locks into a concave portion of the electronic apparatus, and
when the charging adapter is installed in a stand, a projection provided on the stand locks into the second locker and the projection continues to press the second locker, whereby the first locker is released.

US Pat. No. 10,171,119

COMMUNICATION TERMINALS AND A METHOD FOR EXCHANGING INFORMATION BETWEEN COMMUNICATION TERMINALS IN A NOISY ENVIRONMENT

RAMOT AT TEL AVIV UNIVERS...

1. A method for receiving and decoding a message, the method comprises:receiving, by a second terminal, a first received signal; wherein the first received signal represents a first transmitted signal that was transmitted from a first terminal and propagated over a noisy feedforward channel; wherein the first transmitted signal represents a portion of a message;
calculating, by the second terminal, a first estimate of the portion of the message;
calculating, by the second terminal, a representation of the first estimate; wherein the calculating of the representation of the first estimate comprises applying a second modulo function;
transmitting, by the second terminal, over a feedback channel, the representation of the first estimate;
repeating, for each iteration out of multiple iterations, the steps of:
receiving, by the second terminal, a current received signal; wherein the current received signal represents an estimated error; wherein the estimated error was calculated by the first terminal in response to an outcome of a pervious iteration and calculating the estimated error comprises applying a first modulo function;
calculating, by the second terminal, and in response to the current received signal, a current estimate of the message;
calculating, by the second terminal, a representation of the current estimate; wherein the calculating of the representation of the current estimate comprises applying the second modulo function; and
transmitting, by the second terminal and over the feedback channel, the representation of the current estimate; and
estimating the portion of the message, by the second terminal, and after a completion of the multiple iterations, wherein the estimating of the portion of the message is responsive to at least one outcome of at least one iteration.

US Pat. No. 10,171,092

TIME CLOCK SIGNAL PROCESSING SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF

LYRA SEMICONDUCTOR INCORP...

1. A clock signal processing method, applicable to an environment of audio clock reconstruction for universal serial bus (USB) audio synchronous mode, comprising the following steps:performing frequency increase: increasing the frequency of an inputted USB start-of-frame (SOF), and outputting a higher frequency clock signal, the frequency of the higher frequency clock signal being the increased frequency of the inputted USB SOF; and
performing timing jitter processing: receiving the higher frequency clock signal and reducing timing jitter on the higher frequency clock signal;
wherein in the step of performing frequency increase, a first-stage phase-locked loop (PLL) is used to increase the frequency of the inputted USB SOF to provide the higher frequency clock signal, and output the higher frequency clock signal to a second-stage PLL.

US Pat. No. 10,171,075

HIGH SPEED AND HIGH VOLTAGE DRIVER

pSemi Corporation, San D...

1. A high speed high voltage (HSHV) open drain driver comprising:a main stack of N transistors of a first type coupled between a reference voltage and an output node of the HSHV driver, the N transistors comprising a first transistor as an input transistor of the HSHV open drain driver and an Nth transistor as an output transistor of the HSHV open drain driver, N being an integer equal to or greater than three;
a biasing circuit configured to provide biasing voltages to the main stack, the biasing circuit comprising a biasing stack of N?1 transistors of a second type;
wherein:
a gate node of the first transistor of the main stack is coupled to a drain node of a first transistor of the biasing stack,
gate nodes of a second to the (N?1)th transistor of the main stack are coupled to respective N?2 common source-drain nodes of the transistors of the biasing stack,
a gate node of the Nth transistor of the main stack is coupled to a source node of the (N?1)th transistor of the biasing stack,
N?1 common source-drain nodes of transistors of the main stack are coupled to respective N?1 gate nodes of transistors of the biasing stack,
the output node is a drain node of the output transistor of the main stack of transistors adapted to be coupled to a high voltage by way of a pull-up element, and
transistors of the main stack and the biasing stack have operating voltages substantially smaller than the high voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,171,074

ELECTRONIC SYSTEM

CHICONY POWER TECHNOLOGY ...

1. An electronic system electrically connected to an alternative current (AC) power source, the electronic system comprising:a switch; and
a parallel power conversion device comprising:
a first power conversion module electrically connected to the AC power source and the switch and comprising a first current-sampling unit and a first sensing component arranged between the first current-sampling unit and the switch;
a second power conversion module electrically connected to the AC power source; and
a driver electrically connected to the second power conversion module and comprising an amplifier electrically connected to the first sensing component, a comparator electrically connected to the amplifier, a first semiconductor switch electrically connected to the second power conversion module, and a second semiconductor switch electrically connected to the second power conversion module,
wherein the driver makes the second power conversion module operate in a sleep mode to stop outputting a current and to reduce level of an outputting voltage when another current outputted from the first power conversion module is smaller than a specific value.

US Pat. No. 10,171,057

AUTOMATIC GAIN CONTROL LOOP

Elenion Technologies, LLC...

1. An optical receiver comprising:a photodetector for converting an optical signal into an input electrical current signal;
a transimpedance amplifier (TIA) for converting the input electrical current signal into an input voltage signal, the TIA including a variable feedback resistor and a variable gain feed-forward amplifier;
a variable gain amplifier (VGA) for amplifying the input voltage signal to a desired voltage level; and
an automatic gain control loop for generating a first gain control signal for controlling gain of the VGA, and a second gain control signal for controlling the gain of the TIA;
wherein the automatic gain control loop further comprises a signal conditioning circuit for generating the second gain control signal for controlling gain of the TIA based on the first gain control signal;
wherein the second gain control signal is capable of adjusting a value of the variable feedback resistor, whereby the TIA gain varies linearly with a level of the second gain control signal; and
wherein the second gain control signal is also capable of varying a feed forward gain Ao of the TIA.

US Pat. No. 10,171,052

OPERATIONAL AMPLIFIER AND DIFFERENTIAL AMPLIFYING CIRCUIT THEREOF

REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR COR...

1. An operational amplifier, having a differential input pair and a differential output pair, comprising:an output stage amplifying circuit, using a first terminal and a second terminal as an input port thereof and using said differential output pair as an output port thereof;
a first transistor pair, comprising a first transistor and a second transistor, wherein a first end of said first transistor and a first end of said second transistor are respectively coupled to a first input end and a second input end of said differential input pair, and a second end of said first transistor and a second end of said second transistor are respectively coupled to said first terminal and said second terminal;
a second transistor pair, comprising a third transistor and a fourth transistor, wherein a first end of said third transistor and a first end of said fourth transistor are respectively coupled to said first input end and said second input end of said differential input pair, and a second end of said third transistor and a second end of said fourth transistor are respectively coupled to said first terminal and said second terminal;
a first current source, coupled to said first terminal;
a second current source, coupled to said second terminal;
a third transistor pair, comprising a fifth transistor and a sixth transistor, wherein a first end of said fifth transistor and a first end of said sixth transistor respectively receive a control signal, and a second end of said fifth transistor and a second end of said sixth transistor are respectively coupled to said first terminal and said second terminal; and
a control circuit, coupled to said differential output pair, for generating said control signal according to voltages of said differential output pair and a common mode voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,171,038

ENVELOPE-TRACKING POWER SUPPLY MODULATOR

REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR COR...

1. An envelope-tracking power supply modulator (ETSM), supplying power to a radio frequency power amplifier (RFPA) of a radio frequency (RF) circuit according to a baseband envelope signal, comprising:a linear amplifier having an input terminal and an output terminal, wherein the input terminal receives the baseband envelope signal, and the output terminal is coupled to a power input of the RFPA;
a capacitor having a first terminal and a second terminal, wherein the first terminal is coupled to a reference voltage, and the second terminal is coupled to a power input of the linear amplifier;
a single-inductor multiple-output (SIMO) switch-mode converter having a first output terminal and a second output terminal, wherein the first output terminal is coupled to the capacitor and the power input of the linear amplifier, and the second output terminal is coupled to the output terminal of the linear amplifier and the power input of the RFPA; and
a controller, coupled to the linear amplifier, the capacitor, and the SIMO switch-mode converter, controlling the SIMO switch-mode converter.

US Pat. No. 10,171,035

POWER FACTOR CORRECTION CIRCUIT AND MULTIPLIER

COSEMITECH (SHANGHAI) CO....

1. A multiplier comprising:a Gilbert multiplier circuit comprising a first differential input stage, a second differential input stage and an output stage; said output stage outputting the output current calculated by the input of said first differential input stage and the input of the second differential input stage;
a first differential voltage conversion circuit configured to generate a first differential voltage to bias said first differential input stage based on an error feedback voltage signal and a first reference voltage;
a second differential voltage conversion circuit configured to generate a second differential voltage to bias said second differential input stage based on an input voltage and a second reference voltage; and
a bias current generating circuit configured to generate a bias current to bias a first signal conversion circuit and a second signal conversion circuit;
wherein said output stage comprises:
a current mirror unit comprising two current input terminals and a current output terminal; and
a feedback control unit configured to ensure that the current output terminal does not output current when the voltage difference received by the multiplier is zero;
wherein the feedback control unit includes
a first operational amplifier comprising two input terminals connected to the current input terminals of said current mirror unit respectively;
a first switching element comprising a first terminal connected to the current output terminal of said current mirror unit, a second terminal connected to one input terminal of said first operational amplifier, and a control terminal connected to an output terminal of said first operational amplifier; and
a second switching element comprising a first terminal connected to the current output terminal of said current mirror unit, a second terminal configured to output said output current, and a control terminal connected to the output terminal of said first operational amplifier.

US Pat. No. 10,171,018

METHOD AND ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT FOR STALL DETECTION

MELEXIS TECHNOLOGIES NV, ...

1. A method for detecting stall of a multiphase motor operated in a sinusoidal micro-stepped mode, the method comprising:measuring a phase current and/or measuring a sum of all phase currents at regular time intervals synchronous with the micro-steps,
calculating the difference between the measured phase current at a first moment and the measured phase current of the same phase at a previous synchronous moment and/or the difference between the measured sum of all phase currents at a first moment and the measured current of the corresponding phase and/or of the measured sum of all phase currents at a previous synchronous moment,
analyzing the series of obtained current differences so as to generate a stall detection signal,
wherein analyzing the series of obtained current differences comprises comparing the obtained current differences with a threshold value and generating a stall detection signal when the threshold value has been crossed at least a predefined number of times during a predefined period of time.

US Pat. No. 10,171,017

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, MOTOR CONTROL APPARATUS, AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING A MOTOR

HP PRINTING KOREA CO., LT...

1. An image forming apparatus, comprising:an engine portion to perform an image forming job;
a step motor, including a plurality of coils, to start the engine portion;
a driver to provide a predetermined constant current to a selected coil among the plurality of coils of the step motor, the driver including:
a driver circuit,
a coil selector, switchable to each of the plurality of coils, to switch to the selected coil among the plurality of coils, according to a control of the driver circuit, so that the predetermined constant current is supplied to the selected coil, and
a sensing resistor, connected in series with the selected coil and having one end connected to the coil selector and another end connected to ground, to measure a current that flows to the selected coil; and
a drive controller to sense a voltage value of the sensing resistor, to measure a load level of the step motor based on the sensed voltage value of the sensing resistor, to control the driver to provide the predetermined constant current that corresponds to the measured load level, and to determine whether the step motor is normally operated through a comparison of the measured load level with pre-stored load level information during the normal operation, the drive controller including a sensor to sense the voltage value of the sensing resistor, the sensor including a first low pass filter, connected to the one end of the sensing resistor of the driver, to sense an output voltage of the low pass filter as the voltage value of the sensing resistor, and
wherein
the drive controller further includes:
a second low pass filter to sense a constant current control value based on the predetermined constant current provided by the driver to the selected coil,
a first amplifier to amplify the sensed voltage value according to a first predetermined gain value to produce a first output value,
a second amplifier to amplify the sensed constant current control value according to a second predetermined gain value to produce a second output value,
a comparator to output a difference between the first output value and the second output value to obtain the measured load level of the step motor, and
a determinator to determine the predetermined constant current to be supplied to the step motor based on the measured load level.

US Pat. No. 10,171,000

REDUCTION OF AUDIBLE NOISE IN A POWER CONVERTER

Power Integrations, Inc.,...

1. A controller for use in a power converter, comprising:a drive circuit coupled to generate a drive signal to control switching of a power switch of the power converter to control a transfer of energy from an input of the power converter to the output of the power converter, wherein the drive circuit generates the drive signal in response to a current sense signal representative of a current through the power switch, a current limit signal, a frequency skip signal, and a hold signal;
a current limit generator coupled to generate the current limit signal in response to a load coupled to the output of the power converter;
a frequency detection circuit coupled to generate the frequency skip signal in response to the drive signal to indicate when an intended frequency of the drive signal is within a frequency window such that the current limit signal is coupled to remain fixed for at least a switching cycle when the frequency skip signal indicates that the intended frequency of the drive signal is within the frequency window; and
a first latch coupled to generate the hold signal to control the current limit generator to hold the current limit signal, wherein the first latch is coupled to generate the hold signal in response to the frequency skip signal, and in response to a feedback signal representative of the output of the power converter.

US Pat. No. 10,170,994

VOLTAGE REGULATORS FOR AN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT CHIP

ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES, I...

1. An apparatus that controls voltages, comprising:an integrated circuit chip comprising a set of circuits;
a switching voltage regulator separate from the integrated circuit chip;
a plurality of low dropout (LDO) regulators fabricated on the integrated circuit chip, wherein the switching voltage regulator provides an output voltage that is received as an input voltage by each of the plurality of LDO regulators and wherein each LDO regulator of the plurality of LDO regulators provides a local output voltage, each local output voltage received as a local input voltage by a different subset of circuits in the set of circuits; and
a controller configured to:
for each LDO regulator, identify the local output voltage to be provided by the LDO regulator;
based on the local output voltage to be provided by each of the LDO regulators, identify the output voltage to be provided by the switching voltage regulator; and
configure the switching voltage regulator to provide the output voltage and each LDO regulator to provide the local output voltage to be provided by the LDO regulator.

US Pat. No. 10,170,987

CONTROL CIRCUIT OF POWER CONVERTER WITH INTERNAL SIGNAL GENERATOR AND RELATED METHOD

RICHTEK TECHNOLOGY CORPOR...

1. A control circuit (110; 710) of a power converter (100; 700; 800; 900), the power converter (100; 700; 800; 900) comprising an inductor (120), a first power switch (130), and a feedback circuit (160), wherein the first power switch (130) is utilized for controlling the inductor (120) to store or release energy to convert an input signal (VIN) into an output signal (VOUT), and the feedback circuit (160) is utilized for generating a feedback signal (VFB) corresponding to a magnitude of the output signal (VOUT), the control circuit (110; 710) comprising:a comparing circuit (111) comprising a first input terminal and a second input terminal and configured to operably generate a comparison signal (CMP) according to signals received by the first input terminal and the second input terminal, wherein the first input terminal is utilized for coupling with a reference signal (VREF) while the second input terminal is utilized for coupling with the feedback signal (VFB);
a periodic signal generating circuit (113), coupled with the comparing circuit (111), configured to operably generate a periodic signal (RAMP) and apply the periodic signal (RAMP) to the first input terminal or the second input terminal of the comparing circuit (111); and
a control signal generating circuit (115), coupled with the comparing circuit (111), configured to operably control an on time of the first power switch (130) according to the comparison signal (CMP);
wherein the periodic signal generating circuit (113) is further configured to operably clamp a limit of the periodic signal (RAMP) to a predetermined value, but does not configure a slope of the periodic signal (RAMP) to be zero when there is no current passing through the inductor (120);
wherein the periodic signal generating circuit (113) comprises:
an internal signal generator (200), coupled with the control signal generating circuit (115), configured to operably generate a first internal signal (VR1);
an upper limit clamping circuit (240), coupled with the internal signal generator (200), configured to operably clamp an upper limit of the first internal signal (VR1) to a first predetermined value; and
a lower limit clamping circuit (250), configured to operably clamp a lower limit of the first internal signal (VR1) to a second predetermined value smaller than the first predetermined value to form the periodic signal (RAMP);
wherein the control signal generating circuit (115) controls the internal signal generator (200) to reduce a magnitude of the first internal signal (VR1) to zero when turns on the first switch circuit (230).

US Pat. No. 10,170,953

PLANAR COMPOSITE STRUCTURES AND ASSEMBLIES FOR AXIAL FLUX MOTORS AND GENERATORS

E-Circuit Motors, Inc., ...

1. A planar composite structure (PCS) for use in an axial flux motor or generator, comprising:a dielectric layer;
a first conductive layer disposed on a first side of the dielectric layer, the first conductive layer comprising first conductive traces that include:
first radial conductors, each of the first radial conductors extending radially at least between a first radial distance and a second radial distance that is greater than the first radial distance, and
first conductive end turns, each of the first conductive end turns interconnecting a respective pair of the first radial conductors, the first conductive end turns including a first inner end turn and a second inner end turn, the first inner end turn electrically interconnecting portions of a first pair of the first radial conductors at the first radial distance, and the second inner end turn electrically interconnecting portions of a second pair of the first radial conductors at the first radial distance;
wherein the first conductive traces form:
a first portion of a first winding that, when energized, generates magnetic flux for a first phase of the motor or generator, the first portion of the first winding including the first inner end turn, and
a first portion of a second winding that, when energized, generates magnetic flux for a second phase of the motor or generator, the first portion of the second winding including the second inner end turn;
a second conductive layer located on a second side of the dielectric layer, the second conductive layer comprising second conductive traces that include second radial conductors, wherein each of the second radial conductors extends radially at least between the first radial distance and the second radial distance; and
vias through the dielectric layer, each of the first radial conductors being electrically connected through at least one respective via to a corresponding one of the second radial conductors.

US Pat. No. 10,170,948

PROCESS FOR THE FORMATION OF A STACK OF SUPERPOSED METALLIC LAMINATIONS

Whirlpool S.A., Sao Paul...

1. A process for the formation of a stack of superposed metallic laminations, characterized in that it comprises the steps of:a—producing a first metallic lamination comprising at least one assembly of coupling elements, including one insertion clamp, one receiving clamp and two receiving windows, said coupling elements maintaining the same relative positioning from one another, the insertion clamp and the receiving clamp having an axial projection disposed on a first surface of the first metallic lamination so as to define a recess on a second surface of the first metallic lamination, the second surface being opposite the first surface, and wherein the recess of the receiving clamp is different from the recess of the insertion clamp, and wherein the recess of the receiving clamp is configured to receive the axial projection of the insertion clamp;
b—conducting the first lamination produced to a support matrix;
c—producing a second lamination, as defined in step “a” for the production of the first lamination;
d—displacing the support matrix with the first lamination, in order to align, axially, a second receiving clamp and the insertion clamp of the second lamination with a first receiving window, with a second receiving window and with the receiving clamp, respectively, of the first lamination;
e—conducting the second lamination to the support matrix, pressing the second lamination against the first lamination, in order to house the receiving clamp of the second lamination in the second receiving window of the first lamination and to fit, by interference, the insertion clamp of the second lamination, in the receiving clamp of the first lamination;
f—producing a third lamination, as defined in steps “a” to “c”;
g—displacing the support matrix with the first and the second lamination in order to align, axially, the second receiving window, the receiving clamp and the insertion clamp of the third lamination with the first receiving window, with the second receiving window and with the receiving clamp, respectively, of the second lamination;
h—conducting the third lamination to the support matrix, pressing the third lamination against the second lamination in order to house the receiving clamp of the third lamination through the second receiving window of the second lamination and in the interior of the first receiving window of the first lamination, and in order to fit, by interference, the insertion clamp of the third lamination in the receiving clamp of the second lamination; and
i—repeating the steps from “c” to “h”, until finishing the stacking of the laminations that define the lamination stack.

US Pat. No. 10,170,946

MOTOR HAVING NON-CIRCULAR STATOR

Persimmon Technologies Co...

1. An apparatus comprising:a motor comprising:
a rotor; and
a stator, where the rotor is located at least partially in a rotor receiving area of the stator, where the stator comprises at least one coil winding and a plurality of teeth, where the at least one coil winding is located on at least some of the teeth, where the teeth comprise a first set of the teeth and a second set of the teeth, where the teeth of the first set of teeth are longer in a radial direction from the rotor receiving area than the teeth of the second set of teeth, where the stator comprises a stator member forming the teeth, where a base of each of the teeth is located at a portion of the stator member which forms an outer perimeter wall of the stator member, where slots between the teeth each comprise at least one of a general triangular shape and a general quadrilateral shape, and where a portion of the outer perimeter wall between a side of each shape, adjacent the outer perimeter wall, and an outer side of the outer perimeter wall has a thickness which is substantially uniform.

US Pat. No. 10,170,944

RECHARGEABLE IMPANTABLE CARDIOVERTER DEFIBRILLATOR

NewPace Ltd., Caesarea (...

1. Rechargeable implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) comprising:a hermetically sealed can; and
at least one lead, coupled with said hermetically sealed can,
said hermetically sealed can comprising:
at least one high voltage capacitor;
an electronic circuit, coupled with said at least one high voltage capacitor; and
a rechargeable battery, coupled with said electronic circuit and said at least one high voltage capacitor;
an outer surface of said hermetically sealed can comprising:
an active section; and
a non-active section, said non-active section being electrically insulated from said active section,
wherein a surface area of said active section acts as at least one of an electrode with said at least one lead for forming an electric shock vector for applying a high voltage shock and a sensor for sensing electrical activity; and
wherein a surface area of said non-active section acts as at least one antenna for transmitting and receiving information wirelessly while also receiving electromagnetic (EM) energy to inductively charge said rechargeable battery.

US Pat. No. 10,170,939

FOREIGN OBJECT DETECTOR, POWER TRANSMITTING DEVICE AND POWER RECEIVING DEVICE FOR WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION, AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A foreign object detector comprising:a first resonator;
an oscillator circuit that is connected to the first resonator and oscillates at a first frequency (f1) which is lower than a resonant frequency (fr) of a second resonator and at a second frequency (f2) which is higher than the resonant frequency (fr), the second resonator being electromagnetically coupled to the first resonator and being a parallel resonant circuit including a coil and a capacitor; and
a measurement circuit that measures an inductance value of the first resonator while the first and second resonators are electromagnetically coupled to each other, wherein:
the measurement circuit measures an input inductance value Lin(f1) of the first resonator while the oscillator circuit is oscillating at the first frequency f1 and an input inductance value Lin(f2) of the first resonator while the oscillator circuit is oscillating at the second frequency f2, calculates a coupling coefficient k which is calculated by the equation k2=1?Lin(f2)/Lin(f1), and detects a metallic foreign object between the first resonator and the second resonator based on the coupling coefficient k;
while the coil is short-circuited, the input inductance value Lin(f1) of the first resonator and the input inductance value Lin(f2) of the first resonator are identical; and
while the coil is open, the input inductance value Lin(f1) of the first resonator and the input inductance value Lin(f2) of the first resonator are identical.

US Pat. No. 10,170,938

ELECTRIC POWER RECEIVING DEVICE AND ELECTRIC POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. An electric power receiving device, comprising:an electric power receiving unit configured to contactlessly receive electric power from an electric power transmission device,
the power receiving unit including a first node, a second node, a first capacitor, a first coil, a second capacitor, a second coil, and a third capacitor,
the first capacitor, the first coil, the second capacitor, the second coil, and the third capacitor being sequentially connected in series, between the first node and the second node, and
a capacitance of the second capacitor being smaller than a capacitance of the first capacitor and a capacitance of the third capacitor.

US Pat. No. 10,170,935

INDUCTIVE POWER SUPPLY WITH DUTY CYCLE CONTROL

PHILIPS IP VENTURES B.V.,...

1. An inductive power supply for providing power wirelessly to a remote device, said inductive power supply comprising:a primary circuit for controlling power transfer to the remote device according to at least one operating parameter, said primary circuit configured to adjust a duty cycle of a signal to allow variation in an amount of power transferred to the remote device;
a wireless receiver configured to receive information communicated from the remote device;
a sensor configured to sense a characteristic of power in the inductive power supply;
a tank circuit in electrical communication with said primary circuit, said tank circuit configured to inductively couple with the remote device;
wherein said primary circuit controls, based on sensor output from said sensor, said at least one operating parameter to achieve a desired operating point; and
wherein said primary circuit controls said duty cycle of said signal to maintain an amount of power transferred despite variations in operating conditions that affect resonant frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,170,919

BATTERY PROTECTING APPARATUS

MITSUMI ELECTRIC CO., LTD...

1. A battery protecting apparatus packaged for preventing overcharging, over discharging, and an overcurrent in a secondary battery, the battery protecting apparatus comprising:a charging/discharging control chip including a charging control field effect transistor and a discharging control field effect transistor that are connected to the secondary battery;
a protecting chip configured to control, based on a voltage between both ends of the secondary battery, the charging control field effect transistor and the discharging control field effect transistor to prevent the overcharging, the over discharging, and the overcurrent of the secondary battery; and
a lead frame having a connection surface for a plurality of external terminals and having another surface that is in a state of conduction with the connection surface,
wherein said another surface of the lead frame is electrically connected, via a conductive material, to terminals of the charging control field effect transistor and the discharging control field effect transistor formed on a front surface of the charging/discharging control chip,
wherein the protecting chip is mounted such that a back surface of the protecting chip faces a back surface of the charging/discharging control chip via an insulative member,
wherein terminals of the protecting chip are electrically connected to said another surface of the lead frame through bonding wires, and
wherein the charging/discharging control chip and the protecting chip are covered by a resin.

US Pat. No. 10,170,913

STATIC SYNCHRONOUS COMPENSATOR DEVICE AND RELATED METHOD OF PHASE BALANCING A THREE-PHASE POWER SYSTEM

Mitsubishi Electric Power...

1. A static synchronous compensator device connected between a source and a load of a three-phase power system, comprising:a main feedback line configured to provide a main feedback signal from lines between the source and the load;
a mixer configured to mix the main feedback signal with a balance function to generate a balanced signal;
a signal controller configured to convert the balanced signal to a controlled signal;
a gain circuit configured to multiply the controlled signal by ?1 and to perform proportional gain and integral gain (P & I) processing on the controlled signal to generate an intermediate correction signal; and
a pulse width modulator configured to apply a pulse width modulation pattern to modulate the voltage source inverter to generate an AC waveform that is applied to the lines between the source and the load.

US Pat. No. 10,170,895

CORONA IGNITION WITH SELF-TUNING POWER AMPLIFIER

Tenneco Inc., Lake Fores...

1. A power amplifier circuit for a corona ignition system, comprising:an RF transformer with a primary winding and a secondary winding, the primary winding and the secondary winding being wound around a magnetic core;
an inductor and capacitor connected to one end of the secondary winding; and
a current sensor connected to another end of the secondary winding, wherein
current through the secondary winding generates a magnetic flux in the core in opposing directions.

US Pat. No. 10,170,889

CONTROLLING UNIFORMITY OF LATERAL OXIDATION OF WAFER SURFACE FEATURES USING A VERTICAL STACK OF HORIZONTAL WAFERS

Lumentum Operations LLC, ...

1. A method, comprising:determining that a particular temperature of a furnace that contains a vertical stack of horizontal wafers is satisfied;
introducing, based on determining that the particular temperature of the furnace is satisfied, oxygen into the furnace,
wherein the oxygen enters the furnace at a location above the vertical stack,
wherein a patterned wafer, included in the vertical stack, includes one or more surface features, and
wherein a surface feature, of the one or more surface features, includes one or more layers capable of being oxidized; and
causing lateral oxidation of at least one layer, of the one or more layers, based on introducing the oxygen into the furnace,
wherein a difference between a first depth of lateral oxidation of a first surface feature, of the one or more surface features, and a second depth of lateral oxidation of a second surface feature, of the one or more surface features, is 0.4 microns or less, and
wherein the first surface feature is located on a central portion of the patterned wafer and the second surface feature is located on an edge portion of the patterned wafer.

US Pat. No. 10,170,880

MOUNT HAVING A MOUNTING PLATE WITH MOUNTING STUDS AND ELECTRICAL CONTACTS

Ferno-Washington, Inc., ...

1. A mount comprising:a mounting plate with a back surface and a front surface;
at least one mounting stud coupled to the back surface of the mounting plate, each mounting stud includes a stem portion that extends outwardly from the back surface and an enlarged head portion disposed at a distal end of respective stem portions; and
at least one terminal mount disposed on the back surface and configured to be electrically coupled to a piece of equipment and further comprising a plurality of electrical wipers coupled to the at least one terminal mount, each electrical wiper is configured to be electrically coupled to the piece of equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,170,847

COAXIAL CONNECTOR GROUNDING INSERTS

PerfectVision Manufacturi...

1. A coaxial connector comprising:a fastener with a fastener mouth and an annular fastener back wall;
a post with a post flange and a post shank;
a band with a plurality of inwardly directed fingers;
the post flange rotatably seated against the fastener back wall; and,
the band interposed between the fastener and a radial periphery of the post flange such that the fingers rub on the post flange.

US Pat. No. 10,170,839

CIRCULARLY POLARIZED PLANAR APERTURE ANTENNA WITH HIGH GAIN AND WIDE BANDWIDTH FOR MILLIMETER-WAVE APPLICATION

CITY UNIVERSITY OF HONG K...

1. An antenna, comprising:a substrate comprising:
a patch section, wherein the patch section is a crossed-patch having a first windmill shape, and opposite arms of the first windmill shape of the patch section are offset on different sides from a center line running through a center of the patch section in a first direction of the opposite arms of the first windmill shape of the patch section; and
an opening cavity that surrounds portions of the patch section, wherein the opening cavity has a second windmill shape and comprises a metal material.

US Pat. No. 10,170,828

ADJUSTABLE-TILT HOUSING WITH FLATTENED DOME SHAPE, ARRAY ANTENNA, AND BRACKET MOUNT

UBIQUITI NETWORKS, INC., ...

1. A radio and antenna device for providing wireless broadband access, the device comprising:a disc-shaped housing having a flattened, dome-shaped front region and a back region having an integrated bracket mount, wherein the integrated bracket mount comprises a slotted channel;
a bubble level integrated onto the housing;
a plurality of antenna emitters held within the housing and arranged as an array antenna; and
a bracket configured to support the device, the bracket further configured to engage with the integrated bracket mount, where the bracket and integrated bracket mount may be adjusted to form a plurality of selectable positions securing the housing at different tilt angles relative to the bracket.

US Pat. No. 10,170,810

THERMALLY CONDUCTIVE BASE MEMBER AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING THE THERMALLY CONDUCTIVE BASE MEMBER

LG Chem, Ltd., Seoul (KR...

1. A thermally conductive base member, comprising:a first metal base member having a first bottom plate, first and second female coupling portions defining first and second grooves, respectively, therein, and first and second rib portions; the first and second female coupling portions being coupled to first and second ends, respectively, of the first bottom plate; the first and second rib portions of the first metal base member extending from a top surface of the first bottom plate and being spaced apart from one another and being disposed between the first and second female coupling portions;
a second metal base member having a second bottom plate, a first male coupling portion, and first and second rib portions; the first male coupling portion being coupled to the second bottom plate proximate to a first end of the second bottom plate; the first and second rib portions of the second metal base member extending from a top surface of the second bottom plate and being spaced apart from one another; the first male coupling portion of the second metal base member being disposed in and coupled to the first groove of the first female coupling portion of the first metal base member;
a top plate being coupled to a top surface of the first female coupling portion, a top surface of the second female coupling portion, and the first and second rib portions of the first metal base member such that a first flow channel is defined between the first and second rib portions of the first metal base member and the top plate; a first weld joint extending through the top plate, the first female coupling portion of the first metal base member, and the first male coupling portion of the second metal base member;
the top plate being coupled to the first and second rib portions of the second metal base member such that a second flow channel is defined between the first and second rib portions of the second metal base member and the top plate;
a first inlet port member having a first tube being coupled to a top surface of the top plate that fluidly communicates with the first and second flow channels; and
a first outlet port member having a second tube being coupled to the top surface of the top plate that fluidly communicates with the first and second flow channels.

US Pat. No. 10,170,809

ENERGY STORAGE ENCLOSURE

VOLVO CAR CORPORATION, (...

1. An energy storage module comprising:an energy storage enclosure made from a foam material and including three wall members that form a U-shape, each wall member extending in a longitudinal direction;
first and second side plates positioned at opposite ends of the energy storage enclosure, wherein the side plates are not made of a foam material;
a storage unit arranged in the energy storage enclosure such that the storage unit is in contact with the energy storage enclosure, the storage unit comprising an energy storage cell arranged adjacent to and stacked with a cooling plate in the longitudinal direction, the cooling plate being in thermal contact with the energy storage cell and comprising channels running through the cooling plate for providing cooling to the energy storage cell; and
means for compressing the energy storage enclosure arranged to apply a force on the energy storage enclosure and the storage unit in the longitudinal direction, wherein the means for compressing is cooperable with the side plates to apply the force;
wherein the energy storage enclosure is resilient in the longitudinal direction, such that when a force is applied in the longitudinal direction on the energy storage enclosure and the storage unit by the means for compressing, the energy storage enclosure is compressed, and a contact pressure between the cooling plate and the energy storage cell is limited by the energy storage enclosure, and wherein, when the side plates are not positioned at the opposite ends of the energy storage enclosure, the opposite ends of the energy storage enclosure are open.

US Pat. No. 10,170,805

ELECTRICITY STORAGE MODULE

AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES...

1. An electricity storage module comprising:a power storage element group obtained by stacking a plurality of power storage elements each having a lead terminal that protrudes from a side edge; and
holding members that are attached to the side edges at which the lead terminals are provided and that hold the power storage elements,
the holding members being provided with a fuse mounting portion for mounting a fuse that is to be electrically connected to the lead terminal, and
the holding members contacting either a top surface or a bottom surface of the lead terminals.

US Pat. No. 10,170,800

ANODE, LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY COMPRISING SAME, BATTERY MODULE COMPRISING THE LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ANODE

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

1. An anode comprising:a current collector;
a lithium metal layer provided on the current collector;
a lithium-silicon composite layer provided on the lithium metal layer; and
a silicon layer or silicon oxide layer provided on the lithium-silicon composite layer
wherein the silicon layer or silicon oxide layer comprises 5-20 parts by weight binder resin based on 100 parts by weight silicon and silicon oxide in the silicon layer or silicon oxide layer.

US Pat. No. 10,170,797

NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery comprising:a flat wound electrode assembly, formed from a strip-shaped positive electrode and a strip-shaped negative electrode being arranged with a separator interposed therebetween, wound in such a manner that the assembly has an oval cross-sectional shape perpendicular to a winding axis;
a nonaqueous electrolyte, containing an electrically insulating inorganic aggregate, formed of an impregnating electrolyte that is impregnated into the flat wound electrode assembly and a surplus electrolyte that is not impregnated into the flat wound electrode assembly; and
a battery case, housing the flat wound electrode assembly and the nonaqueous electrolyte, comprising a prismatic case body having an opening therein for inserting the flat wound electrode assembly and a sealing member for sealing the opening in the case body,
wherein,
when the battery case is placed on a horizontal surface so that the sealing member becomes the top side of the battery case, the flat wound electrode assembly is housed within the battery case in such a manner that a major axis of the oval is vertically oriented, and
letting the flat wound electrode assembly be divided into a planar region where the electrode faces are planar, an upper wound curved region which is positioned vertically upward from the planar region and where the electrode faces are curved, and a lower wound curved region which is positioned vertically downward from the planar region and where the electrode faces are curved, and letting a space between the battery case and the flat wound electrode assembly be divided by a boundary plane B that includes a boundary between the planar region and the lower wound curved region,
an amount MO of the inorganic aggregate included in a space which is outside of the flat wound electrode assembly and below the boundary plane B and an amount MI of the inorganic aggregate included in the impregnating electrolyte within the flat wound electrode assembly satisfy the relationship MO>MI.

US Pat. No. 10,170,793

ELECTROLYTIC SOLUTION, SECONDARY BATTERY, BATTERY PACK, ELECTRIC VEHICLE, ELECTRIC POWER STORAGE SYSTEM, ELECTRIC POWER TOOL, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A secondary battery comprising:a cathode;
an anode; and
an electrolytic solution including a cyano compound, the cyano compound including a compound represented by a following Formula (1),

where R3 is one of a saturated hydrocarbon group, an unsaturated hydrocarbon group, an oxygen-containing saturated hydrocarbon group, halogenated groups of the foregoing groups, and groups each obtained by bonding two or more of the foregoing groups to one another; R4 is one of a cyano-group-containing group, halogenated groups thereof, and groups each obtained by bonding two or more of the foregoing groups to one another; a cyano group in the cyano-group-containing group is bonded to an oxygen atom at a terminal of a —C(?O)—O— bond with one or more carbon atoms in between; (D) when the R3 includes an unsaturated carbon bond, number of the cyano group in the R4 is one or larger; (E) when the R3 does not include the unsaturated carbon bond and the R4 includes the unsaturated carbon bond, the number of the cyano group in the R4 is one or larger; and (F) when the R3 does not include the unsaturated carbon bond and the R4 does not include the unsaturated carbon bond, the number of the cyano group in the R4 is two or larger,
wherein the compound represented by the Formula (1) is one or more of compounds represented by following Formula (1-1) to Formula (1-2).

US Pat. No. 10,170,789

METHOD OF PRODUCING A SHAPE-CONFORMABLE ALKALI METAL BATTERY HAVING A CONDUCTIVE AND DEFORMABLE QUASI-SOLID POLYMER ELECTRODE

Nanotek Instruments, Inc....

1. A method of preparing an alkali metal cell having a quasi-solid electrode, the method comprising:(a) combining a quantity of an active material, a quantity of an electrolyte, and a conductive additive to form a deformable and electrically conductive electrode material, wherein said conductive additive, containing conductive filaments, forms a 3D network of electron-conducting pathways and said electrolyte contains an alkali salt and an ion-conducting polymer dissolved or dispersed in a solvent;
(b) forming the electrode material into a quasi-solid electrode, wherein said forming includes deforming the electrode material into an electrode shape without interrupting said 3D network of electron-conducting pathways such that the electrode maintains an electrical conductivity no less than 10?6 S/cm;
(c) forming a second electrode; and
(d) forming an alkali metal cell by combining the quasi-solid electrode and the second electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,170,785

APPARATUS FOR ASSEMBLING FUEL CELL STACK

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. An apparatus for assembling a fuel cell stack, which exerts a force on fuel cell components stacked on a stacking guide, and couples a pressed stacked body formed of the pressed fuel cell components by a fastening member, the apparatus comprising:a lift plate disposed at a bottom side of the stacking guide to be movable in a vertical direction;
a press body disposed on a press frame to translate in the vertical direction, and exert a force on the fuel cell components stacked on the lift plate; and
a plurality of fixing rods positioned on the press body and configured to be coupled to the lift plate to allow the pressed stacked body between the lift plate and the press body to be movable together with the lift plate and the press body in the vertical direction,
wherein the press body includes a rotary member coupled to upper end portions of the fixing rods to be rotatable by a drive unit, and
wherein a stopper cylinder configured to restrict the rotary member is installed on the press body.

US Pat. No. 10,170,783

MANUFACTURE OF A FUEL CELL WITH LIQUID ELECTROLYTE MIGRATION PREVENTION

DOOSAN FUEL CELL AMERICA,...

1. A method of manufacturing a stack of liquid electrolyte fuel cells having a barrier configured to prevent migration of the liquid electrolyte between the fuel cells, the method comprising:securing the barrier configured to prevent migration of the liquid electrolyte between the fuel cells to a land region of a separator plate assembly of at least one of the fuel cells, wherein the land region extends from an edge of the separator plate assembly toward an adjacent flow channel defined within the separator plate assembly;
securing the barrier adjacent the land region so that a first portion of the barrier extends across at least a portion of the land region and a second portion of the barrier extends outwardly and away from the edge of the separator plate assembly, wherein the first portion of the barrier directly contacts the electrode; and
securing the separator plate assembly adjacent an electrode of the at least one of the fuel cells so that the flow channel is adjacent the electrode and the second portion of the barrier extends outwardly and beyond an edge of the electrode that is aligned with the edge of the separator plate assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,170,781

SHUTDOWN AND STORAGE METHOD FOR FUEL CELL SYSTEM AT BELOW FREEZING TEMPERATURES

Daimler AG, Stuttgart (D...

1. A keep-warm method for shutting down and storing a fuel cell system at below freezing temperatures, the fuel cell system prior to shutting down comprising a fuel cell stack that is producing power and an energy supply for heating the fuel cell stack, the method comprising:stopping power production from the fuel cell stack;
monitoring the amount of energy remaining in the energy supply, wherein the energy supply is selected from the amount of fuel available for producing power in the fuel cell stack and the amount of electricity in a battery for operating an electric heater;
monitoring the temperature of the fuel cell stack;
specifying an amount of energy necessary to perform a final warming operation;
performing, when the temperature of the fuel cell stack drops to a normal threshold temperature, an initial warming operation to keep the fuel cell system above the normal threshold temperature, said warming operation selected from the group consisting of producing power from said fuel cell stack and heating the fuel cell stack with said electric heater;
subsequently performing, each time the fuel cell system temperature drops to the normal threshold temperature, a predetermined warming operation to keep the fuel cell system above the normal threshold temperature, so long as the amount of energy remaining exceeds a minimum amount, said minimum amount being that amount adequate to perform a final warming operation;
and
in the event the stack temperature falls to the normal threshold temperature and the amount of energy remaining is less than or equal to the minimum amount, performing a final warming operation;
wherein the final warming operation differs from the predetermined warming operation.

US Pat. No. 10,170,759

METAL OXIDES FROM ACIDIC SOLUTIONS

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. A method comprising:heating an acidic solution comprising a metal to yield a precursor in the form of a semi-liquid, semi-solid or solid; and
calcining the precursor to yield a product comprising an oxide of the metal,
wherein the acidic solution has a pH of 2 or less, and heating the acidic solution to yield the precursor results in a pH change of 2 or less.

US Pat. No. 10,170,730

VACUUM EVAPORATION DEVICE AND METHOD THEREOF, AND ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DISPLAY PANEL

SHANGHAI TIANMA AM-OLED C...

1. A vacuum evaporation device, comprising:at least a first evaporation chamber, wherein:
the first evaporation chamber includes at least one first organic material evaporation source and at least one first metal evaporation source,
the at least one first organic material evaporation source is configured to evaporate a first organic material,
the at least one first metal evaporation source is configured to evaporate a first metal material, and
the at least one first organic material evaporation source and the at least one first metal evaporation source are controlled to perform evaporation simultaneously to generate blend doping of the first organic material and the first metal material on a substrate disposed within the first evaporation chamber,
wherein a material configured to be evaporated by the at least one first metal evaporation source includes at least one element selected from main group II and main group III, and rare earth elements,
the material configured to be evaporated by the at least one first metal evaporation source includes at least one of ytterbium (Yb), magnesium (Mg), and lithium fluoride (LiF), and
an evaporation temperature difference between the at least one first organic material evaporation source and the at least one first metal evaporation source is smaller than or equal to 300° C.

US Pat. No. 10,170,719

ORGANIC MONOLAYER PASSIVATION AND SILICON HETEROJUNCTION PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICES USING THE SAME

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method for inorganic passivation in a photovoltaic device, the method comprising:etching a native oxide over an inorganic substrate, the inorganic substrate having a surface;
forming an organic monolayer directly on the surface of the inorganic substrate to form a heterojunction, the organic monolayer having the following formula:
˜X—Y,
wherein X is an oxygen or a sulfur; Y is an alkyl chain, an alkenyl chain, or an alkynyl chain; and X covalently bonds to the surface of the inorganic substrate by a covalent bond;
depositing an organic semiconductor material directly on a surface of the organic monolayer, the organic semiconductor material being substantially free of doping; and
disposing a conductive electrode directly on at least on a portion of the organic semiconductor material;
wherein the organic semiconductor material comprises an electron blocking or a hole transport material when the inorganic substrate comprises an n-type inorganic material, and the organic semiconductor material comprises a hole blocking or electron transport material when the inorganic substrate comprises a p-type inorganic material.

US Pat. No. 10,170,718

ELECTRONIC DEVICES EMPLOYING ALIGNED ORGANIC POLYMERS

The California Institute ...

1. A method of forming an electronics device, comprising:polymerizing a polymer on an electrode so as to form chains of the polymer on the electrode;
pausing the polymerization after the polymerization has been started;
applying a layer of nanoparticles to the portion of the polymer chains that were formed before the polymerization was paused; and
resuming the polymerization after applying the nanoparticles.

US Pat. No. 10,170,715

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A VERTICAL ORGANIC FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTOR, AND VERTICAL ORGANIC FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTOR

Novaled GmbH, Dresden (D...

1. Method for producing a vertical organic field-effect transistor, in which a vertical organic field-effect transistor with a layer arrangement is produced on a substrate, said layer arrangement comprising transistor electrodes, namely a first electrode, a second electrode and a third electrode, electrically insulating layers and an organic semiconductor layer, wherein the method comprises the following steps:providing a substrate,
depositing a selectively adhesive layer on the substrate;
producing a partial layer structure of the vertical organic field-effect transistor, which comprises at least one of the transistor electrodes and at least one of the electrically insulating layers, which adhere to the selectively adhesive layer in a respective direct contact region; and
producing at least one organic semiconductor layer, by at least one organic semiconductor material being adhesively deposited on the partial layer structure and the selectively adhesive layer preventing an adhesive deposition of the at least one organic semiconductor material outside of the partial layer structure; and
producing a residual partial layer structure of the vertical organic field-effect transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,170,689

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Renesas Electronics Corpo...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a magnetization free layer;
a reference layer electrically coupled to a first surface of the magnetization free layer;
a first magnetization fixed layer provided in the vicinity of the magnetization free layer;
a first wiring electrically and physically coupled directly to the magnetization free layer at a first location the magnetization free layer; and
a second wiring electrically and physically coupled directly to the magnetization free layer at a second location the magnetization free layer,
wherein the first magnetization fixed layer is not electrically coupled to the magnetization free layer, and
wherein the first wiring and the second wiring are distinct from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,170,672

OPTICAL ELEMENT AND OPTOELECTRONIC COMPONENT

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

1. An optical element comprising a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface,wherein the first surface is subdivided into two or more segments,
each segment adjoins a midpoint of the first surface,
each segment has a tooth structure forming a total internal reflection lens and having projections extending along tooth extension directions, and
the tooth extension directions have bends at boundaries between the segments,
wherein the projections contained in the tooth structures of two adjacent segments continue continuously at the boundary between the segments,
the optical element comprises a frame enclosing the first surface, and
the frame defines a cavity, the bottom of the cavity formed by a base section of the optical element.

US Pat. No. 10,170,670

WAVELENGTH CONVERTING MATERIAL FOR A LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

Lumileds Holding B.V., S...

1. A device comprising:a wavelength converting material comprising:
a cubic crystal structure;
an Eu2+ dopant;
cubic coordination of at least one Eu2+ dopant site by X[2] (X?N, O) atoms;
star-shaped Y(SiX4)4 (Y?C, N) host lattice building blocks;
AE, where AE=Ca, Sr, Ba; and
RE, where RE=Y, Lu, La, Sc.

US Pat. No. 10,170,665

REPAIRING METHOD, MANUFACTURING METHOD, DEVICE AND ELECTRONICS APPARATUS OF MICRO-LED

Goertek.Inc, Weifang (CN...

1. A method for repairing a micro-LED, comprising:binging a conductive pick-up head into contact with a known-good micro-LED on a carrier substrate via a conductive adhesive;
locally joule heating a second bonding layer through the conductive pick-up head, to melt the second bonding layer, wherein the second bonding layer is provided between the known-good micro-LED and the carrier substrate; and
picking up the known-good micro-LED using the conductive pick-up head;
bringing the known-good micro-LED on the conductive pick-up head into contact with a first pad on an defective position of a receiving substrate, wherein the conductive pick-up head and the known-good micro-LED are bonded via the conductive adhesive;
locally joule heating a first bonding layer through the conductive pick-up head, to melt the first bonding layer, wherein the first bonding layer is provided between the known-good micro-LED and the first pad; and
lifting up the conductive pick-up head after the first bonding layer is cooled, leaving the known-good micro-LED on the receiving substrate,
wherein the adhesion force of the conductive adhesive is larger than the surface tension when the bonding layers are melted and is lower than the bonding strength when the bonding layers are cooled.

US Pat. No. 10,170,595

FABRICATION OF AN ISOLATED DUMMY FIN BETWEEN ACTIVE VERTICAL FINS WITH TIGHT FIN PITCH

International Business Ma...

1. A method of forming an arrangement, of active and inactive fins on a substrate, comprising:forming at least three vertical fins on the substrate;
forming a protective liner on at least three of the at least three vertical fins;
removing at least a portion of the protective liner on at least one of the at least three of the at least three vertical fins; and
converting the one of the at least three of the at least three vertical fins to an inactive vertical fin, without using a fin-cut process.

US Pat. No. 10,170,567

HIGH VOLTAGE LATERALLY DIFFUSED MOSFET WITH BURIED FIELD SHIELD AND METHOD TO FABRICATE SAME

International Business Ma...

1. A method to fabricate laterally diffused MOSFETs comprising:providing a semiconductor substrate having disposed over a top surface thereof a bottom surface of an n-type layer;
forming a recess in a top surface of the n-type layer;
forming in the recess an electrically conductive field shield member covered completely with a dielectric material;
epitaxially growing in vertical and lateral directions from the top surface of the n-type layer additional n-type semiconductor material so as to completely bury the electrically conductive field shield member and dielectric material, where the n-type layer and the additional n-type semiconductor material are doped for forming an n-type drift region;
forming, in the n-type drift region, a p-type body region overlying the buried electrically conductive field shield member and dielectric material and forming first and second n+drain regions;
forming, in the p-type body region, first and second n+source regions and a p+body contact region overlying the buried electrically conductive field shield member and dielectric material; and
depositing first and second gate dielectrics and gate electrodes so as to overly a portion of the p-type body region and the n-type drift region, where a first gate electrode is disposed on the first gate dielectric associated with a first laterally diffused MOSFET and where a second gate electrode is disposed on the second gate dielectric associated with a second laterally diffused MOSFET.

US Pat. No. 10,170,509

OPTICAL FILTER ARRAY

VIAVI Solutions Inc., Sa...

1. A device, comprising:a first mirror disposed on a substrate;
a plurality of spacers disposed on the first mirror,
a first spacer, of the plurality of spacers, being associated with a first thickness,
a second spacer, of the plurality of spacers, being associated with a second thickness that is different from the first thickness;
a first sensor element corresponding to the first spacer; and
a second sensor element corresponding to the second spacer,
a separation width between the first sensor element and the second sensor element being less than approximately 10 micrometers (?m); and
a second mirror disposed on the plurality of spacers,
the second mirror including a first slanted side and a second slanted side, and
the second slanted side being on an opposite side of the second mirror from the first slanted side.

US Pat. No. 10,170,508

OPTICAL PACKAGE STRUCTURE

KINGPAK TECHNOLOGY INC., ...

1. An optical package structure comprising:a substrate having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface;
a frame layer formed on the first surface of the substrate and surrounding a cavity on the substrate, the frame layer having a first surface and a second surface opposite to each other, wherein the first surface of the frame layer faces toward the cavity and the second surface of the frame layer faces away from the cavity;
an optical unit disposed on the first surface of the substrate and located inside the cavity;
a bonding layer formed on a portion of an upper edge of the frame layer and exposing the other portion of the upper edge of the frame layer;
a transparent plate mounted on the bonding layer and extending across the optical unit, the transparent plate extending beyond an outer edge of the bonding layer, the transparent plate having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface and facing toward the optical unit; and
an encapsulation layer covering a lateral edge of the transparent plate and the outer edge of the bonding layer, the encapsulation layer being in contact with a portion of the second surface of the transparent plate and a portion of the upper edge of the frame layer, an external lateral surface of the encapsulation layer which faces away from the cavity being aligned with the second surface of the frame layer.

US Pat. No. 10,170,439

CHAMFERING FOR STRESS REDUCTION ON PASSIVATION LAYER

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A device comprising:an inner layer comprising electronic devices;
an insulator layer on the inner layer, wherein the inner layer has a first surface where the insulator layer contacts the inner layer;
a patterned conductor on the first surface of the inner layer, wherein the patterned conductor comprises a pattern of connected linear sections parallel to the first surface of the inner layer, wherein the linear sections meet at conductor corners, wherein at least one of the conductor corners of the patterned conductor includes a chamfer side that terminates at the linear sections, wherein the chamfer side forms unequal angles with the linear sections, along the first surface, and wherein the chamfer side forms an angle of other than 45° with the linear sections; and
a through conductor extending into the inner layer, and being positioned to electrically connect the patterned conductor to the electronic devices.

US Pat. No. 10,170,438

STATIC DISCHARGE SYSTEM

POWER INTEGRATIONS. INC.,...

1. A circuit, comprising:a semiconductor device, wherein the semiconductor device further comprises a drain terminal, a source terminal, and a gate terminal; and
a static discharge system electrically coupled between the gate terminal and the drain terminal, wherein the static discharge system removes charge that accumulates on a conductor when the semiconductor device is in an on-state, wherein the static discharge systems allows charge to accumulate on the conductor when the semiconductor device is in an off-state, wherein the conductor is capacitively coupled to the gate terminal of the semiconductor device;
wherein the semiconductor device and the static discharge system are formed on separate substrates.

US Pat. No. 10,170,407

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHODS OF PROVIDING AND USING ELECTRONIC DEVICE

ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ...

1. A method of providing an electronic device, the method comprising:providing a first device substrate comprising a first side and a second side opposite the first side, the first device substrate comprising a first flexible substrate, a first device portion, and a first perimeter portion at least partially framing the first device portion;
providing one or more first active sections over the second side of the first device substrate at the first device portion, each first active section of the one or more first active sections comprising at least one first semiconductor device, each first semiconductor device of the at least one first semiconductor device comprising at least one first pixel, and each first pixel of the at least one first pixel comprising a first smallest cross dimension; and
after providing the one or more first active sections over the second side of the first device substrate at the first device portion, folding the first perimeter portion of the first device substrate toward the first device portion at the first side of the first device substrate so that a first edge portion remains to at least partially frame the first device portion, the first edge portion comprising a first edge portion width dimension smaller than the first smallest cross dimension;
providing a second device substrate comprising a first side and a second side opposite the first side, the second device substrate comprising a second flexible substrate, a second device portion, and a second perimeter portion at least partially framing the second device portion;
providing one or more second active sections over the second side of the second device substrate at the second device portion, each second active section of the one or more second active sections comprising at least one second semiconductor device, each second semiconductor device of the at least one second semiconductor device comprising at least one second pixel, and each second pixel of the at least one second pixel comprising a second smallest cross dimension;
after providing the one or more second active sections over the second side of the second device substrate at the second device portion, folding the second perimeter portion of the second device substrate toward the second device portion at the first side of the second device substrate so that a second edge portion remains to at least partially frame the second device portion, the second edge portion comprising a second edge portion width dimension smaller than the second smallest cross dimension; and
after folding the first perimeter portion of the first device substrate toward the first device portion at the first side of the first device substrate and after folding the second perimeter portion of the second device substrate toward the second device portion at the first side of the second device substrate, arranging the first device substrate adjacent to the second device substrate in an array grid.

US Pat. No. 10,170,401

INTEGRATED POWER MODULE

Mosway Technologies Limit...

1. An integrated power module comprising:a composite printed circuit board having opposed first and second sides and including a first area and a second area, wherein the composite printed circuit board includes at least one aperture extending through the composite printed circuit board, from the first side to the second side, in the second area;
at least one driver mounted on the first side of the composite printed circuit board in the first area;
at least one power switching device mounted on the first side of the composite printed circuit board in the second area, wherein
the at least one driver is connected for driving a gate of the at least one power switching device; and
a respective aperture, of the at least one aperture in the composite printed circuit board, is located directly opposite each of the at least one power switching device;
directly bonded copper disposed on the first side of the composite printed circuit board, in the second area, and providing electrical connections to the at least one power switching device;
a lead frame to which the composite printed circuit board is mounted; and
a package encapsulating the composite printed circuit board, the at least one power switching device, and the at least one driver.

US Pat. No. 10,170,350

CORRELATION BETWEEN CONDUCTIVITY AND PH MEASUREMENTS FOR KOH TEXTURING SOLUTIONS AND ADDITIVES

NAURA AKRION INC.

1. A method of etching material from at least one substrate, the method comprising:a) immersing the at least one silicon substrate in an etchant solution comprising KOH in a concentration ranging from 0.5 wt. % to 20 wt. % within a process chamber, the process chamber operably coupled to a recirculation line to form a closed-loop circulation system;
b) circulating a circulation volume of the etchant solution through the closed-loop circulation system;
c) repetitively measuring conductivity of the circulation volume of the etchant solution that is circulating through the closed-loop circulation system with a conductivity sensor; and
d) upon detecting that the circulation volume of the etchant solution has an average measured conductivity over a predetermined period of time that is at or below a lower threshold of conductivity, automatically performing a feed-and-bleed event that comprises: (i) bleeding a volume of contaminated etchant solution from the circulation volume of the etchant solution; and (ii) adding fresh etchant solution to the circulation volume of the etchant solution to increase the conductivity of the circulation volume of the etchant solution to a value that is greater than the lower threshold of conductivity but less than or equal to an upper threshold of conductivity.

US Pat. No. 10,170,203

METHOD AND SOFTWARE FOR A WEB-BASED PLATFORM OF COMPREHENSIVE PERSONAL HEALTH RECORDS THAT ENFORCES INDIVIDUALIZED PATIENT HIERARCHIES OF USER PERMISSIONS AND DETECTS GAPS IN PATIENT CARE

PROSOCIAL APPLICATIONS, I...

1. A non-transitory computer readable media comprising computer executable instructions to perform a method for creating, managing, accessing, updating and exchanging electronic personal health record(s) (“PHR”s) of multiple patients in accordance with their individualized hierarchies of user permissions using a web-based PHR software platform containing a plurality of N layers including at least an infrastructure layer comprising relational databases in which all of the personal health records of the patients is received as incoming data and stored in the relational databases with the web-based PHR software platform including programming logic; a data layer; an application layer containing business rules controlling communication between the layers of the software platform and containing data representative of government regulations and practice guidelines relative to PHR patient care; and a presentation/transport layer which provides user interfaces to access, transmit and exchange personal health records of patients to and from the software platform; said method comprising the steps of:(a) storing data segments representative of at least one of physical health, mental health, conditions, referrals, medications, substance abuse, allergies, procedures, and care plans of the patients at the data layer and identifying a plurality of data functions for each of the data segments at the data layer;
(b) embedding in the application layer individualized patient hierarchies of user permissions governing the hierarchy of disclosure to stored data of each patient such that patients have the greatest access to patient data and patient hierarchies, individuals authorized by patients as providers have lesser access, and other individuals granted user access by the authorized providers have the least access;
(c) using the programming logic for tagging stored patient PHR data in the relational databases with information to identify data segments and data functions with user permissions granted to authorized users by each patient, wherein the tags identifying user permissions of each authorized user on each of the data segments are stored in encrypted form in the relational databases and decrypted in the presentation/transport layer to expose permitted data and functions to authorized users through user interfaces, EHR and web services data exchange;
(d) using the programming logic to correlate tagged patient PHR data and data functions with the individualized patient hierarchies of user permissions defined in step (b);
(e) authenticating users who identify themselves in the presentation/transport layer from web-connected devices;
(f) using the programming logic to control the disclosure of data to and from the software platform by matching an authenticated user to the user permissions specified in the tagged data for performing specified data functions;
(g) filtering the matching operation in step (f) such that unmatched data and unmatched data functions are filtered out and not presented via user interfaces to authorized users for any use thereof;
(h) scanning data in the data layer and/or the application layer to locate gaps in patient care and the presence of gaps based on non-compliance with the government regulations and practice guidelines in the presentation/transport layer; and
(i) creating an alert in response to the detection of gap(s) for notifying providers of the existence of gap(s) and communicating the alert to a mobile device of one or more users with suitable permissions to receive such alerts.

US Pat. No. 10,170,156

SYSTEMS, DEVICES AND METHODS FOR VIDEO STORAGE

Hangzhou Hikvision Digita...

1. A processor-implemented method for video storage, the method comprising: receiving buffer zone data for storage; determining whether a sum of the buffer zone data and data already stored on a current fragment is not larger than a storage threshold of the current fragment; in response to the sum of the buffer zone data and the data already stored on the current fragment being not larger than the storage threshold of the current fragment, storing the buffer zone data to the current fragment; and in response to the sum of the buffer zone data and the data already stored on the current fragment being larger than the storage threshold of the current fragment, opening a new fragment; determining whether a first frame of the buffer zone data is an I Frame or an R Frame, wherein an R Frame is a modified type of P frame that only refers to a preceding I Frame and does not refer to a preceding common P frame; in response to the first frame of the buffer zone data being an I Frame, storing the buffer zone data to the new fragment; in response to the first frame of the buffer zone data being an R Frame; inserting an I Frame with reference relation to the R Frame at the front of the new fragment, wherein the R Frame corresponds to a picture frame only referring to the I Frame; and storing the buffer zone data to the new fragment; wherein: the storage area includes a quick retrieval information list for recording quick retrieval information of I Frames and R Frames; the quick retrieval information includes a frame type, a frame length, a relative time mark, an absolute time mark, and an offset relative to a start location of the storage fragment; an R Frame is a reference object for one or more subsequent non-key frames; and one or more I Frames, one or more R Frames, and one or more non-key frames with reference relation are stored on a same fragment in the storage area.

US Pat. No. 10,170,149

OPENING AND CLOSING DEVICE OF ROTATING CAGE TYPE JUKEBOX DISC TRAY

LITE-ON ELECTRONICS (GUAN...

1. An opening and closing device of rotating cage type jukebox disc tray, comprising:a first disc tray, wherein an end of the first disc tray is installed on a first fixing post, the other end of the first disc tray carries a plurality of discs, and the first disc tray has a first ear portion on a lateral side; and
an opening and closing mechanism of disc tray, comprising a first linkage mechanism and a first driving device, wherein the first linkage mechanism comprises a first linkage bar, a first sliding member and a second linkage bar, the first sliding member is slidingly disposed on the first linkage bar, the second linkage bar is slidingly disposed on the first sliding member, and the first sliding member and the second linkage bar slide along different directions;
wherein when an end portion of the second linkage bar is connected to the first ear portion of the first disc tray, the first driving device drives the first sliding member to slide on the first linkage bar, leading the second linkage bar to slide on the first sliding member and thereby leading the first disc tray to rotate around the first fixing post.

US Pat. No. 10,170,070

DISPLAY APPARATUS WITH TESTING FUNCTIONS AND DRIVING CIRCUIT AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF

RICHTEK TECHNOLOGY CORPOR...

1. A display apparatus, comprising:a display panel circuit which includes a panel load line, the display panel circuit being configured to operably execute a scanning display operation; and
a panel driving circuit, configured to operably generate a panel load driving signal according to a display control signal generated by a timing control circuit and a driving voltage and/or a driving current generated by a driving power circuit, wherein the panel load driving signal is coupled to the panel load line to drive the display panel circuit, and the panel load driving signal includes a test driving signal and a display driving signal; the panel driving circuit including:
a phase determining circuit, which judges when the display panel circuit is available for a test and decides at least a test phase and a scanning display phase according to the display control signal, and generates a phase determining signal indicating whether or not in the test phase, wherein the phase determining signal has at least a first state representing the test phase and a second state representing the scanning display phase; wherein the test phase is a part of a period wherein the display panel circuit is not executing the scanning display operation;
a driving stage circuit, which includes a driving switch circuit; and
a driving logic circuit, which is configured to operably perform the following driving operations according to the display control signal and the phase determining signal:
(A) generating a switch control signal according to the display control signal and the phase determining signal during the scanning display phase to control the driving switch circuit of the driving stage circuit to switch the driving voltage and/or the driving current for generating the display driving signal to drive the panel load line such that the display panel circuit performs the scanning display operation; and
(B) during a partial time period within the test phase, generating the switch control signal according to a test instruction and the phase determining signal to control the driving switch circuit of the driving stage circuit to switch the driving voltage and/or the driving current for generating the test driving signal to drive the panel load line for testing a failure item of the display panel circuit, wherein the test instruction is a pre-determined test instruction or a programmable test instruction.

US Pat. No. 10,170,017

ANALYZING OR EMULATING A KEYBOARD PERFORMANCE USING AUDIOVISUAL DYNAMIC POINT REFERENCING

JAMMIT, INC., Hollywood,...

1. An audiovisual work including a video keyboard performance, the work comprising:a video portion and an audio portion, wherein the work includes a video keyboard performance of a musician displaying combinations of finger movements that follow the audio portion; and,
a dynamic point reference grid within the work for an accurate and precise selection and point-cycling of a desired portion of the work by a user, wherein the dynamic point reference includes a custom tempo map of the audio portion that is adaptable for a plurality of tempos within the work;
wherein
the video portion and the audio portion are stored on a non-transitory computer readable medium with instructions for execution by a processor;
the audio portion comprises a recording of a musical instrument having a fluctuation in tempos;
the custom tempo map is configured to include a mapping of the distance between bars or beats, the distance measured as time; where, the mapping captures the fluctuation in tempos and composes the dynamic point reference grid for the accurate and precise selection of a point of reference for point-cycling of the desired portion of the work.

US Pat. No. 10,170,009

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING FLIGHT PARAMETERS OF A LEAD AIRCRAFT TO AN INTRUDER AIRCRAFT

Airbus Operations (S.A.S....

1. A method for transmitting flight parameters of a lead aircraft to at least one intruder aircraft, enabling the intruder aircraft to calculate positions of centers of wake vortices generated by the lead aircraft or to calculate flow strength of the wake vortices, each aircraft comprising:a collision avoidance system configured to detect probabilities of collisions with other aircraft flying within a monitoring volume distributed around the aircraft, the system comprising an interrogator connected to a directional antenna, termed interrogator antenna, and a transponder;
a flight management system collecting the flight parameters of the aircraft; and
a flight parameter transmission authorization system connected to the collision avoidance system, the flight parameter transmission authorization system having a database comprising coordinates defining a volume of confidence, the volume of confidence being smaller than the monitoring volume of the aircraft;
the method comprising successive steps comprising:
interrogation, in which the interrogator of the lead aircraft transmits an interrogation signal via the interrogator antenna in each of four segments of 90° azimuth, the interrogation signal containing an address of the lead aircraft;
reception, in which the interrogator of the lead aircraft receives, from the transponder of each intruder aircraft located within the monitoring volume, a response signal in response to an interrogation signal from the lead aircraft, the response signal comprising an altitude of the intruder aircraft provided by the flight management system of the intruder aircraft;
calculation, in which the interrogator of the lead aircraft determines position of each intruder aircraft on a basis of time difference between transmission of the interrogation signal and reception of a response signal from the intruder aircraft, of an analysis of a wave carrying the intruder response signal, and of knowledge of the altitude of the intruder aircraft;
comparison, and determination, on a basis of the database, of position of each intruder aircraft with respect to the volume of confidence; and
only if an intruder aircraft is situated within the volume of confidence, transmission, by the flight parameter transmission authorization system of the lead aircraft, of an instruction to the transponder of the lead aircraft to transmit an enriched signal to the interrogator of the intruder aircraft, the enriched signal comprising one or more flight parameters provided by the flight management system of the lead aircraft and enabling the flight management system of the intruder aircraft to calculate the position of centers of wake vortices generated by the lead aircraft or the flow strength of the wake vortices.

US Pat. No. 10,170,001

BLIND ZONE INDICATOR MODULE FOR EXTERIOR REARVIEW MIRROR ASSEMBLY

MAGNA MIRRORS OF AMERICA,...

1. An indicator module for an exterior rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle, the indicator module comprising:a hollow housing formed by injection molding of white plastic material;
wherein the hollow housing comprises (i) a front end configured for attaching the indicator module at the rear of a mirror reflective element configured for use by an exterior rearview mirror assembly, (ii) a rear end opposite the front end, and (iii) an intermediate portion between the front end and the rear end;
wherein the hollow housing comprises an inner surface that is white and is diffusely reflective of light incident thereat;
a circuit board having a first side and a second side opposite the first side, wherein at least one light emitting diode is disposed at the first side of the circuit board;
wherein the circuit board is disposed between the rear end of the hollow housing and the front end of the hollow housing such that the first side of the circuit board faces the front end of the hollow housing and the second side of the circuit board faces away from the front end of the hollow housing;
a diffuser element attached at the front end of the hollow housing, wherein the diffuser element closes the front end of the hollow housing;
potting material disposed at and over the second side of the circuit board to seal the rear side of the circuit board;
wherein, when the at least one light emitting diode is activated, light emitted by the at least one light emitting diode reflects off the white inner surface of the hollow housing and passes through the diffuser element to exit the indicator module; and
wherein the indicator module comprises a blind zone indication module.

US Pat. No. 10,169,990

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DISTRIBUTED REDUNDANCY CONTROL ON INTELLIGENT TRAFFIC NETWORK

KYLAND TECHNOLOGY CO., LT...

1. A method for distributed redundancy control on an intelligent traffic network comprising an intelligent traffic control center and a plurality of communication control nodes constituting a redundant network, wherein the method comprises:for each of the communication control nodes, sending, by a communication control node, messages for electing a primary device to the other communication control nodes than the communication control node among the plurality of communication control nodes, and electing a primary device from the plurality of communication control nodes according to preset priorities of the communication control nodes, and backing up data of the communication control node in the primary device; and
sending, by the primary device, state detection messages to the other communication control nodes than the primary device among the plurality of communication control nodes, and for each of the other communication control nodes than the primary device among the plurality of communication control nodes, when a response message sent by the communication control node to respond to the state detection message indicates that the communication control node can-not control any action of a device served by the communication control node, then controlling the action of the device served by the communication control node, and adjusting, by the primary device, control intervals of time of signaling lamps at junctions corresponding to the respective communication control nodes in the redundant network according to traffic flows at the junctions; and when the response message is a message for electing a primary device, then instructing the communication control node to control again the action of the device served by the communication control node, and further backing up the data of the communication control node in the primary device;
the data of the communication control node comprises instruction control data of devices served by the communication control node; the action of the device served by the communication control node is a control for a signaling lamp.

US Pat. No. 10,169,987

VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM

RideShare Displays, Inc.,...

1. A vehicle identification system, comprising:a display associated with a vehicle, wherein the display is located to be visible from an exterior of the vehicle by a rider;
a controller communicatively coupled to a network and configured to, in response to receipt of a signal from a user, generate and transmit a first signal representing an indicator via the network to a mobile communication device associated with a driver of the vehicle; and
wherein, in response to receiving the first signal, the mobile communication device associated with the driver of the vehicle generates and transmits a second signal representing the indicator to the display, the indicator identifies the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,169,969

RFID-ENHANCED AND LOCATION DETECTION IN A JEWELRY SHOPPING EXPERIENCE

ELECTRONIC COMMODITIES EX...

1. A method comprising:causing information about a jewelry item to be stored in a database entry of an account of a user stored in a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium;
after storing the information in the database entry, detecting, by at least one processor of at least one computer in electronic communication with a plurality of other computers via an electronic communications network, a mobile device associated with the user;
responsive to detecting the mobile device associated with the user, identifying the jewelry item stored in the database entry of the account of the user, in which the jewelry item is in a first location;
after identifying the jewelry item stored in the database entry of the account of the user, detecting, by at least one processor of at least one computer in electronic communication with a sensor, an (Radio Frequency Identification) RFID tag that is coupled to the jewelry item when the jewelry item is moved to a second location different from the first location, in which the RFID tag is proximate to an RFID reader that is capable of receiving information from the RFID tag when the jewelry item is in the second location, in which the RFID tag is embedded with information that is unique to the jewelry item;
in response to detecting the RFID tag when the jewelry item is in the second location, automatically receiving, via the RFID reader, the information that is unique to the jewelry item, in which the RFID reader and the RFID tag are in wireless communication over a network; and
after the information that is unique to the jewelry item is automatically received via the RFID reader, transmitting the received information to an electronic device that is located proximately to a jewelry counter, in which the electronic device displays the information on a display, and in which the electronic device is physically distinct from the RFID reader.

US Pat. No. 10,169,932

ANOMALITY CANDIDATE INFORMATION ANALYSIS APPARATUS AND BEHAVIOR PREDICTION DEVICE

Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo (JP...

1. An anomality candidate information analysis apparatus for analyzing anomality candidate information of a monitoring object, comprising:a storage unit that stores monitoring object information regarding the monitoring object, environment information regarding an environment around the monitoring object, operator information regarding an operator of the monitoring object, and anomality candidate information detected in the monitoring object in association with each other;
an analysis unit that extracts the anomality candidate information associated with the monitoring object information, the environment information, and the operator information, and analyzes a dependence degree of the anomality candidate information to the environment information and the operator information; and
a detection unit that is provided on the monitoring object, and detects the monitoring object information, the operator information, and the anomality candidate information;
wherein the detection unit includes a driving characteristic learning unit that learns an operation performed by the operator of the monitoring object as a driving characteristic from a detection value of the monitoring object information and calculates a next detection value at a predetermined time after the detection value was detected as a prediction value, and an anomaly operation detection unit that detects the detection value of the monitoring object information as the anomaly candidate information using the prediction value calculated by the driving characteristic learning unit as a threshold value;
wherein the analysis unit excludes the anomality candidate information which is associated with specific environment information or specific operator information from extraction;
wherein the analysis unit includes a setting unit capable of setting a condition for extracting the monitoring object information, and a display unit that displays the extracted anomalitycandidate information based on the condition; and
wherein the display unit displays a relationship between the detection numbers and the assumed number of anomalities of the anomality candidate information and a use period, a relationship between a detection number of the anomality candidate information items and environment information items, and a relationship between the detection number of the anomality candidate information items and operator information items.

US Pat. No. 10,169,928

APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING DATA TO A HARDWARE-IN-THE-LOOP SIMULATOR

Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo (JP...

1. An apparatus for providing real-time data for testing a circuit for an automotive vehicle system, the apparatus comprising:a test vehicle having at least one sensor which generates a sensor output signal representative of a condition of the vehicle;
a wireless transmitter contained on the test vehicle which receives the sensor output signal and transmits the sensor output signal to a computer network as sensor data from the test vehicle;
a simulator data server which receives, from the computer network, the sensor data from the test vehicle; and
a hardware-in-the-loop simulator comprising at least one circuit under test and a hardware-in-the-loop interface associated with the circuit under test,
the hardware-in-the-loop interface comprising a processor that receives, from the simulator data server, the sensor data from the test vehicle, the hardware-in-the-loop interface further comprising a test interface that enables the processor to communicate with the circuit under test,
wherein the processor is programmed to execute a simulation model of the automotive vehicle system using the sensor data from the test vehicle and circuit data received from the circuit under test, and provide simulation results to the circuit under test via the test interface to enable the circuit under test to process the simulation results to provide new circuit data to the processor via the test interface.

US Pat. No. 10,169,908

METHOD, APPARATUS, STORAGE MEDIUM AND DEVICE FOR CONTROLLED SYNTHESIS OF INHOMOGENEOUS TEXTURES

Shenzhen University, She...

1. A method for a controlled synthesis of inhomogeneous textures, implemented by a processor and a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium having instructions stored therein such that when executed, the processor performs:obtaining an input texture exemplar from a user;
analyzing features of the input texture exemplar to extract source guidance channels, the source guidance channels comprising a progression map and an orientation field of the input texture exemplar;
obtaining a progression map and an orientation field from a user specified target, which are used as target guidance channels;
comparing differences between the source guidance channels and the target guidance channels to form a progression constraint and an orientation constraint;
determining a distance measure between the input texture exemplar and a target image;
adding the progression constraint and the orientation constraint to the distance measure to generate a constrained distance measure; and
producing the target image by minimizing a sum of distances over all patches with the constrained distance measure as a final output of the controlled synthesis.